Tuesday, 26 October, 2021


(Leinster’s Hidden Gem 2019)

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General Notes

Covid 19

It is very disappointing to see the large rise in the number of Covid cases around the country.

Therefore, it is imperative that we all observe the guidelines and the recommendations issued by the Government and Golf Ireland.

Remember –

Wear your Facemask, use the hand sanitiser and check your temperature

when entering the Clubhouse.

If you are not vaccinated do not enter the Clubhouse.


Off Course Measures.

Face coverings MUST still be worn in indoor retail settings including pro shops.

Tee times should continue to be booked in advance online or over the telephone. Encourage members to download the Government COVID-19 Tracker App.

Ensure hand sanitiser is available in prominent locations around the Golf Club and Golf Course.

Ensure indoor spaces are well ventilated.

Ensure high communal touch points such as computer terminals are regularly cleaned and sanitised.

Ensure locker rooms and toilet facilities are regularly cleaned and sanitised.

Ensure risk assessments are updated when COVID-19 preventative measures are changed or updated.  Consider if activities or events can be held outdoors or remotely.

Retain the Club Covid Officer role to ensure best practice measures are being adopted where feasible.

Consider retaining the pod system for any group activity and ensure participants names are recorded and kept for a period of 6 weeks.


Golf Course Measures:

Clubs can choose starting intervals on their timesheets however are strongly advised to consider The R&A Pace of Play manual on starting intervals and maintain as wide a starting interval as possible.

Where golf buggies are available, they should continue to be sanitised between group usage. Where buggies are being shared, the use of appropriate face coverings is encouraged.

On Course furniture, bins and divot bags can all be reintroduced to the course, they should be regularly cleaned and sanitised.

Golf Clubs may reintroduce standard flagsticks and hole depths, removing modifications previously introduced. Where a Golf Club removes modifications, the standard rules of golf for the flagstick should be reintroduced (see Rules 13.2 and 13.3 in particular). Where a Golf Club reintroduces conventional flagsticks, a strong and renewed emphasis on hand-washing both before and after play must be reinforced.

Hand sanitisers should be available at entry and exit points to the course. Only one player should handle the flagstick on each hole. Should a Golf Club wish to continue to persist with COVID-related modifications, this would be permissible as The R&A are continuing at this time to make the COVID-19 Rules of Golf available.


Bunker rakes may be reintroduced to the course. Where golf clubs reintroduce bunker rakes, the application of a local rule permitted placing within a bunker is no longer permitted. Should a Golf Club wish to continue with bunker rakes removed, they may do so and may continue to apply such a local rule for handicapping purposes. Only one player should handle the rake where more than one players  ball is played from a bunker.


Best Practice

If you have a cold or any symptoms of COVID-19 you should stay away from the golf course and Clubhouse and follow public heath guidance available.

Ensure you use hand sanitiser after each hole following handling of the flagstick and/ or rake.

Ensure that you have enough golf balls, markers, tees to avoid having to exchange equipment with others. Where there is any sharing of equipment, players are advised to use hand sanitiser between users.

Download the Government COVID-19 Tracker App General Guidance For Golfers As we enter this new phase of the recovery, we will need to continue to monitor the ongoing risk from COVID-19 and take steps individually and collectively in our everyday lives to keep this risk under control.


Club Mixed Foursomes

The delayed Final of the Club Mixed foursomes took place at the week-end, with Dom Murphy & Phyl Doyle playing John & Breege Martin.

In what proved to be a very tough and tight game John & Breege emerged victorious on the 17th.


November Christmas Hamper Series.

In association with Caulfield’s SuperValu and O’Brien’s Butchers, Loughboy.

The Competitions Committee have agreed the running of a Christmas Hamper Series to be held during the month of November.

The series, kindly sponsored by Caulfield’s SuperValu and O’Brien’s Butchers, Loughboy, will be held on each week-end of November (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) as follows:-

Week-end:- 06 November – Singles

13 November – Fourball

20 November – Scotch Foursomes

27 November – Three Person Team Event

The three person Team event will be open to both Ladies and Gents

The Competitions Committee will apply handicap adjustments for the duration of the Christmas Hamper Series.

The week-end of 04 December can be used as a filler week-end should any of the above dates fall foul of the weather.

Presentation of Hampers will take place on the evening of the Christmas Mixed Foursomes, Sunday, 12 December.


Course News

The course staff hope to spike the greens this Wednesday morning, 27 October, weather permitting and as a result there will be no casual golf available in the morning before the Juvenile competition which is taking place from 09.47-12.56.

Casual golf will commence from 13.14 hrs.


Winter Golf

From this coming weekend, commencing on Saturday, 30 October, we will be reverting back to 13/14 Hole Weekend competitions. It is intended to bring in placing everywhere from that weekend.

Full details of winter rules will be available later in the week.




Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 23, 24, 25 October. There person Team Event.

1. Patrick Morris, Anthony White, Jim White, 84

2. Jack McNamara, David McNamara, Eric Cantwell, 83

3. David Barry, Jason Barry, Liam Barry, 82

4. Corey O’Dwyer, Billy Hayes, David Rafter, 81



Two’s Club

Michael Kinchella, Eugene Deegan,  Eugene Buckley, Brendan Cleere,

Derek Shelly, Michael Naughton, Paschal Connolly, Aidan Brennan, Michael Fogarty, Michael Doran, Joe FitzPatrick, Emmet Boland, Neville Coe , John Larkin x 2, Tony Butler, Jim White, Noel Morrissey, Aidan Phelan, Anthony White.

Each ‘Two’ receives €16.40 credit in the Pro Shop.


Saturday, 23 October. Saturday Cross-card, four person team event

1. Tony Butler, Richie Phelan, Pat Dunphy, Rory MacEneaney.            63 pts

2. Dermot Doyle, Ollie Cullen, Michael O’Sullivan, Mark Grant.            62 pts (B6)

3. PJ O’Reilly, Joe Greene, Myles McCabe, Martin Hanrick.                 62 pts

4. Jim Meredith, Jimmy Rhatigan, Willie Murphy, David Lunn.              61 pts

5. Seamus Rochford, Pat Walsh, Edward Bourke, Henk Van der Puil.  59 pts

6. Ronan Morrissey, David Dooley, Matt Ruth.                           (54+4) 58 pts (B6)

50 members played.


The Saturday Cross-card continues this week with members requested to register by 13.00hrs for a shot-gun start at 13.30hrs


Senior Gents.

Thursday, 21 October. 14 Hole Four person team

1. Gerry Leahy, Peter Ryan, Tom Brett, Eamonn Everard. 70 (B7)

2. John Geoghegan, Michael O’Sullivan, Chris Kelly, Dermot Moloney.   70

3. John McMahon, John King, Tony Joyce, Myles McCabe.                     68 (B7)

4. Billy Burke, Henry Bourke, Gerry Power, Seamus Crickley.                 68

5. Noel Skehan, Pat Gray, Jim Meredith, Jack Nolan.                              67 (F3)

6. Mick O’Flynn, Michael McCarthy, Denis Carey, Paddy Hally.               67

7. David O’Mahony, Jim Ryan, Michael O’Reilly, Joe O’Driscoll.              66 (B7)


Eamon Molloy Cup

1. John King.                 32


Category 1

1. Michael McCarthy.    31

2. Brian Cullen.             30


Category 2

1. Tom Brett.                 31

2. Brian Keane.            28 (B4)



Thursday, 28 October:-     13 hole competition from the 1st tee

Thursday, 04 November:- 14 hole competition from the 5th tee.


Seniors Handicaps

From next Thursday (28 Oct.) those playing will be responsible for putting their handicaps on the scorecard. Please get to know your handicap index. You can then check the notice board near the 1st tee to look up your playing handicap (green markers).


Also from next Thursday, we may return to the bar area for collecting the entry fee and issuing the scorecards.


Pro Shop Corner

Ladies, there is a complete clothes rail of ladies clothing, reduced to clear, now available in the Pro shop

Please call in and avail of the exceptional value available.


Ladies Club Notes


Tuesday, 19 October. 18 Hole Stableford

1.          Jo Lawlor (27),            37 pts (B9)

2.          Mary R Murphy (27),   37 pts (B9)

Gross:- Niamh Kelly (9),          28 pts

3.          Amy Keating (28),       35 pts (B9)


Nine Hole Stableford

1. Margaret McCreery (10),      21 pts

2. Ann Brophy Murphy (22),     20pts

3. Carmel O Shea (13),           19 pts


Senior Ladies

Thursday, 21 October.

1. Ann Kelly, Kathleen Gaffney, Joan Mannion, Anne B. Murphy,      39 pts.

2. Edith Ogilvie, Hilda Richardson, Gretta Kelly, Mary Feighery,       35 pts.

3. Ann Widger, Mary Gorman, Peggy Murray, Celine O’Sullivan,      33 pts.

32 Ladies played.


Other Notes.

Senior Ladies will play a 13 hole competition for the Lady President’s Prize this Thursday, 28 October, teeing off from the 5th hole.

The next nine hole competition will be on Thursday, 04 November.


Junior/Juvenile Club

October Mid-Term Competition.

The Junior/Juvenile Club have scheduled a 13 hole competition for tomorrow, Wednesday, 27 October. Bookings are still available on the BRS

There will be a 13 hole competition for those boys and girls with handicaps and a five hole event for the non handicap playing members .


Golf Sixes

The Kilkenny team of Olivia Dunphy & Grace Corbett, Ardagh O’Shea & Sean Sheeran, Conor Henderson & Joe Corbett travelled to Portmarnock GC at the week-end to contest the National Finals of the Golf sixes.

With the emphasis on development and fun, our under 13 team had a most enjoyable day and all gained invaluable experience contesting this six hole scramble competition.

Whilst all the contestant were deemed to be winners on the day, it was the team from Doneraile who emerged victorious.

Following the six hole scramble, there was a putting competition with Kilkenny’s Ardagh O’Shea coming out on top.

Well done to all contestants.



Wednesday, 27 October

08.20-09.29   Closed for essential Maintenance

09.47-12.56   Juvenile 13 Hole Competition

13.14-17.53   Members Casual Golf


Thursday, 28 October

08.00-09.00   Members Casual Golf (starting from 5th hole)

09.10-11.10   Senior Ladies

10.20-13.30   Senior Gent’s

13.01-18.00   Members Casual Golf


Friday, 29 October

08.35-12.20   Members Casual Golf

12.28-12.52   Visitors

13.00-18.00   Members Casual Golf


Saturday, 30 October

08.22-09.43   Members Casual Golf

10.01-11.22   Ladies & Gent’s 13 Hole Competition

11.31-14.13   Gent’s Saturday Fourball

14.22-18.00   Members Casual Golf


Sunday, 31 October

07.32-13.59   Ladies & Gent’s 13 Hole Competition

14.08-14.26   Ladies Nine Hole Competition

14.35-16.59   Members Casual Golf


Monday, 01 November

07.56-10.21   Members Casual Golf

10.30-13.00   Gents 13 hole Competition

16.00-17.00   Members Casual Golf


Tuesday, 02 November

10.52-12.12 / 14.35-15.29

Members Casual Golf


08.30-10.44 / 12.20-14.26 & 15.38-17.00

Ladies Competitions to include 18 Hole, Nine Hole and Ladies into Golf Events.


Wednesday, 03 November

08.00-17.00   Members Casual Golf