Captains Noel Coens Prize 01/02 August ’15

Captain’s Noel Coen Prize was held on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August.

The competition played over 27 holes had an exciting finish with Peter Morrow 6,105nett winning on count back from Jarlath Donnellan 14, also on 105, Gross winner: Keith Higgins 115, 3rd John Mannion 106, 4th Billy Hyland 106.5; 5th Sean Cunningham (senior) 107; 6th Anthony Jacob 107.5;
1st 18: John Donoghue 67; Past Captain: Basil King 114.5; Senior Malachy Devine 114; 1st Nine: Martin Burke 34.5; 2nd Nine: Aidan Mannion 32.5; 3rd Nine: Willie Burke 35.5; Visitor: Thomas Kelly 75;
1st Guest: Paddy O’Brien 69; 2nd Guest: Willie O’Rourke 72; Distance: J.P. Walsh 73; Long Distance: Jonathon Divilly 77; 5 Day Member: Simon Davis 81;
Longest Drive: John O’Grady; Nearest the Pin: Gerry Mannion. Special presentations were made to Sean Cunningham (Mountbellew) and Evelyn Cunningham (Newbridge) former Captains for their dedication to our club.
A really great night of fun was had by all who attended the presentation of prizes. Thanks to Noel and Geraldine for organising such a great weekend for our club.
The Men’s Captain’s Prize to the Ladies was held on Saturday 1st August. Winner Mary Hyland 72nett; 2nd Caroline Delaney 73; Gross: Connie O’Brien 92gross; 3rd Chrissie Hogan 74 (on back 9); 4th Rose Devaney 74; Senior: Geraldine Coyne 76; 30-36 Handicaps: Geraldine Kitt 83. The Ladies Club wish to thank Noel for his generous sponsorship
On Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August the Men’s Competition will be sponsored by Peter Curran Electrical.

Lady Captains Marguerite Hughes Prize 18th July ’15

On Saturday 18th July 2015 the Lady Captain’s Marguerite Hughes Prize was held in Mountbellew Golf Club.
Despite inclement weather a great day and night was had by all who played and attended the presentation of prizes. Everyone who spoke congratulated Marguerite for organising such a great day and night.
The winner was Kathleen Raftery with 66 net. 2nd Bridie Jones 67. Gross: Margaret Harkin 86. 3rd Angela Kelly 69. 4th Mary Hyland 71. 5th Bernadette Costello 71. 6th Connie O’Brien 71. 1st nine: Maureen King 30. 2nd nine: Mary Dolan 37. Past Captain: Caroline Delaney 73. Seniors: Helen Cunningham 73. Seniors 2nd: Kathleen Bergin 74. Birdies: Kathleen Raftery. Nearest the Pin: Una Donnellan.
5 Day Member: Jackie Collevy 18 pts. 30-36 Handicaps: Eileen McGann 78 net.

News from Junior Golf

The Junior Cup team traveled to Athlone on Saturday 11th July. Despite great scoring in terrible conditions they sadly finished just outside the top 8 teams.

The Juniors Boys and Girls 9 holes re-entry continues through July and August.
The Lady Captain’s Prize to the Junior Girls takes place on Tuesday 14th July. Girls are asked to be at the clubhouse before 11.30 am.
Boys 18 holes competition goes ahead on Tuesday 14th and they are asked to be at club before 11am.The SAME times apply on Thursday 16th for the Boys and Girls 18 holes stableford competition.
Congratulations to Emma Morrow and Katie Coleman who finished in 2nd and third places respectively at The WEE-WONDERS Golf Skills Challenge in Co. Sligo Golf Club on Sunday 12th July.
The Connacht Junior Close Championships Qualifier takes place in Loughrea on Tuesday 21st July. Best of luck to David Kitt, Darragh Nolan, Adam Challoner, Ryan Nolan, Aodan Kelly and Luke Cunningham who are representing the club in this event.

Upcoming Open Weekend 6th & 7th June

An Open Weekend will take place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June. It is kindly sponsored the always supportive Noel and Breda Flesk. Visitors e10. Timesheet .
Presentation of the following prizes will take place on Sunday 7th June at 9pm in Clubhouse; Membership Voucher Competition, Ballygar Trophy, Golfstyle Competition and Mannion’s MACE Competition.

Upcoming Events

The ladies charity event for the Crumlin Children’s Hospital continues for the week of 04/05/15.


The men’s 3ts Charity Event starts on Monday 4th May and continues until Thursday 7th May. 18 holes stableford. Members are requested to support this worthy charity.


Best of luck to the Seniors Inter – Club Team who play on Thursday  7th May and the Pierce Purcell Team who play on Saturday 9th May.

Upcoming events week of 13 April ’15

Monday 13th April: Our PGA Professional Ray Ryan will be giving lessons from the Clubhouse at 6.30pm. €30 for 3 lessons per person. Contact Ray at 0871786569. Members and Non Members are welcome to attend.

Wednesday 15th April: Aine Binchy from ILGU will be giving a presentation on the Rules of Golf at 7pm in the clubhouse. All Men, Ladies, Boys and Girls are invited to attend.

Thursday 16th April: Junior boys and girls are asked to attend at the club for chipping and putting lessons. Peter Morrow and Billy Hyland will give the lessons. Starting @ 6pm finishing @ 7pm. Please be early.
Any enquiries DONAL KILLEEN @ 0872247738



Defibrillator Fundraiser

On 1st April another 9 holes re-entry competition starts in aid of a defibrillator.
Note Men & Ladies play holes 10 to 18. Competition continues for the month.

Captains Drive-In and Latest News

On Sunday 8th March our Captains, Noel Coen and Marguerite Hughes along with our President Peter Donnellan held their Drive-In. A great crowd gathered at the club for one of the highlights in the club’s calendar. All who attended had a thoroughly enjoyable day. The 3 ball scramble competition was won by Billy Hyland, Mary Hyland and Mary Costello. Noel Coen then made special presentations  to Basil King and Martin Burke who had each scored hole in ones. All winners of the January and February Lady competitions were presented with their prizes by our Lady Captain, Marguerite Hughes. The club wishes to thank all the sponsors along with the ladies who provided food on the day for their generosity. The 50/50 Draw was won by Dympna O’Brien.

Defibrillator Fundraiser

For the month of March a special 9 holes stableford (re-entry) competition for Men and Ladies will be run in the club. It is hoped to purchase a defibrillator for our club from the proceeds. €5 entry €3 Re-entry. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Drive – In and Fun Quiz Results!

The Captains & President’s Drive-In has been deferred until Sunday March 8th.
A 3 Ball Scramble will be held on Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March.
The Drive-In and Photos will take place at 5pm on Sunday.
For those who have paid their membership in full or who have made direct debit arrangements on/or before Sunday 8th March a special draw will be held after the Drive-In. The winner will receive half their membership.
Our Fun Quiz Final was held on Friday 27th February. Eleven teams qualified for this enjoyable event. The 4Cs led by Joe Clarke, held out to win from Charlie’s Angels led by Jim Grogan. The Lenten Louts led by Tomas Cunningham came a very close third. The club wishes to thank most sincerely both Martie and Dominica Healy for organising the quiz. A special presentation was made to them by our Captains Noel Coen and Marguerite Hughes.