Tuesday, 19 October, 2021


(Leinster’s Hidden Gem 2019)

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General Notes

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 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.


Swing Studio

As you are aware we have now a fully operational Swing Studio built to the left of the ballroom. The purpose of the studio is that our professional Jimmy Bolger can carry out lessons and club fittings for members. We will also be making the studio available to individuals and groups who want to play a round of golf on the simulator. Our intention is to make the Swing studio available to members from the first week in November. In the meantime, we will be letting members know how to book, prices, courses available to play, opening times etc. Thank you for your patience on this but we need to examine the new Covid rules being announced by the government on 22nd October before we can set out the exact parameters of usage.


Pool Table

With the Club experiencing a shortage of storage space it has been agreed to dispense with the Pool table and convert the room into much needed storage space.

Any member who wishes to acquire the pool table should contact Sean in the office and arrange for the dismantling and removal of same.


Saturday Crosscard Fourball.

The Saturday Fourball returns next Saturday, 23 October, in its traditional format, with a shot gun start at 13.30 hrs.

Members can enter their names, in the Clubhouse, up to 13.00hrs., before the draw is made for Teams. No names will be accepted for inclusion in the draw after this time.

The organising committee will determine each week the numbers allowed to participate depending on the demands on the course. Every effort will be made to facilitate all members who wish play each week.

Members are asked to make the payment of their Entry Fee of €5 in note form only.

Coins will not be accepted.

Those playing in the competition will be responsible for putting their Handicap Index and Playing Handicap, for the Green Markers, on the Scorecard each Saturday.

The Rules of Golf will apply should there be any errors in this regard.

The Saturday Fourball League will also commence and will continue throughout the Fourball season ending in March 2022. A League Table will be posted each week for members to follow, on the Notice Board.

The presentation of prizes will take place each Saturday following the competition in the Clubhouse.

The starting time for this competition will vary from week to week depending on the activity on the course and members are advised to check the starting time each week.


Junior Sixes

The Kilkenny Junior Sixes Team will join with seven other regional winners and head to Portmarnock on Saturday, 24 October, when they will compete in 2021 Golf Sixes National Finals.

Kilkenny will be joined by teams from Tuam, Co. Louth, Millicent, Doneraile, Tipperary, Lurgan and Portstewart.

Each team will comprise of six players and must have at least two boy and two girls aged 13 or under. The Kilkenny team will tee off at 10 minute intervals from 12.30hrs.

The format for the day will be a six hole Strokeplay Scramble, with each Club fielding three pairings of any combination.

The best two cards from each team will be used to determine the winners.

There will also a chipping & putting challenge for a bit off added fun.


October Mid-Term Competition.

The Junior/Juvenile Club have scheduled a 13 hole competition during the mid-term break. It will take place on Wednesday, 27 October. Bookings are available now 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 .



There has been two incidents, in the last few weeks whereby windows have been broken by members using the practice nets. It would be greatly appreciated if such incidents are reported immediately to the office so that the necessary repair work can be carried out.


Course News.


Placing, on fairways only, has been introduced and will continue until further notice.

Players must firstly mark their ball, lift, clean and place, within six inches, not nearer the hole.


Divot Bags

The Divot bag rails will be brought back into use this week-end. Members can collect their bag from the stand at the first tee and return same to the stand at the cleaning bay before exiting the course.

The ball cleaning stand will also become operational.



Members are advised to familiarise themselves with the location of the Defibrillator and how to access it.

It is located on the left hand side of the doorway leading to the Gent’s locker room.

If you have a need to use it, in an emergency, just twist off the cover and bring it to the scene of the incident. Once the defibrillator is switched on there will be a clear audible message on how to operate the machine.




Saturday, Sunday & Monday,16, 17 & 18, October. Scotch Foursomes.

1.  David McNamara & Eric Cantwell (11)            45 (B6)

2.  Eamon Brennan & Kevin Donohoe (17)          45

3.  Michael Fogarty & Kieran Dempsey (17),       44

4.  Eoin Dunphy & Brendan Power (14),              42

5.  Brian Cullen & Michael McCarthy (17),           41 (B9)


Two’s Club

6th. Neville Coen & Ivan Browne,

10th. Derek O’Gorman & Rob Kearney,

15th. Alan Doran & David Barry, Donal O’Riordan & Chris FitzPatrick,

17th. James Young & Paul McCabe, Pat Collins & Paul Colfer, Anthony & Paul Cleere,

Donal O’Riordan & Chris FitzPatrick, Eddie Power & Liam Barrett.

Each member receives €12.30 credit in the Pro Shop.


Wednesday, 13 October. Ladies & Gent’s Open Singles.

1.          Dave Conlon (15),                    43

2.          Jim White (10),                         40

3.          Paddy FitzPatrick (11),             39 (B9)

Gross:- David Cosgrave (1),                 36

4.          Adrian Hurley (12), Athlone,     39 (B9)

5.          Morgan Doyle (15),                  39 (B6)


Two’s Club

6th. Morgan Doyle, Dave Conlon, Jim White, Pat McPhillips, Rob Kearney,

Brian Hayes, Shane Farrelly, Liam Cody, John Quane,

15th. Brendan Wall, Paddy FitzPatrick, Raymond Barry,

17th. Michael Doran, Noel Morrissey, Corey Dwyer,

Each ‘Two’ receives €9.06 credit in the Pro Shop.


Senior Gents.

Thursday, 14 October. 14 Hole Champagne Scramble.

1. Morgan Doyle, Jerry O’Dwyer, Richard Butler, Henk Van Der Puil.     83

2. Matt Ruth, Pat Drennan, Bob Greany, Joe O’Driscoll.                         80

3. Proinnsias O hAilin, Kevin Donohoe, Willie B Murphy, Eugene Orr.    78 (B7)

4. Willie P Murphy, Michael McCarthy, Brian Keane, Liam Barry.            78

5. Liam Cody, Michael Nicholson, Tony Joyce, Seamus Crickley.           76 (B4)

6. Paul Colfer, Reay Brandon, Michael Cody, Denis Carey.                    76

7. Pat Gray, Rodger Curran, Richie McEvoy, Nicky Lawlor.                    75 (B7)



Thursday, 21 October:- Golfer of the Year Round 6. Eamon Molloy Cup.

Thursday, 28 October:- 14 hole team event.


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




Ladies, Presentation of Prizes will be held on Tuesday, 26 October, at 18.00hrs. in the club house.

All those due to receive prizes are requested to attend or nominate someone else to collect prize.



Ladies 18 Hole Stableford. Tuesday, 12 October, 2021

1.          Elizabeth Neary (21),           39 pts (B9)

2.          Ann Shortt (29),                    39 pts (B9)

Gross:- Mary Leahy-Browne (3),       24 pts

3.          Grainne Parker (26)              39 pts (B6)

4.          Anne Murphy (28),                39 pts (B1)

5.          Mary Bradshaw (27),            39 pts


Nine Hole Stableford

1. Teresa Ryan (28),         20 pts (B6)

2. Mary R Murphy (14),     20 pts

3. Nollaig Cotter (26),       10 pts (B6)


Senior Ladies

Thursday, 14 October. Nine Hole Competition.

1. Mary Moynihan, Frances Graham, Mary Feighery, Marian Woodcock,  45

2. Edith Ogilvie, 44 pts. Margaret Harmer, Ann Gubbins, Marie Curran,     44

3. Mary Browne, 43 pts. Kitty Nolan, Kathleen Gaffney, Joan O’Brien,       43

4. Julie Walsh, Teresa Buckley, Joan Cashin, Fionnuala Hennebry,           41 (B6)

47 Ladies played


On Thursday, 28 October, the Senior Ladies Society will compete for the Lady President, Mary Browne’s Prize.

Entry sheet will be posted this Thursday, 21 October on Senior Ladies notice board.



Wednesday, 20 October

08.35-18.00   Members Casual Golf


Thursday, 21 October

08.30-09.00   Members Casual Golf

09.10-11.10   Senior Ladies

10.21-13.40   Senior Gent’s

13.01-18.00   Members Casual Golf


Friday, 22 October

08.26-10.50   Members Casual Golf

11.00-11.48   Ramblers

11.56-12.13   Members Casual Golf

12.22-13.16   Visitors

13.25-18.00   Members Casual Golf


Saturday, 23 October

08.13-08.58   Members Casual Golf

09.07-11.08   Ladies & Gent’s Three Person Team Event.

(re-entry permitted with different partners).

11.16-14.06   Saturday Crosscard Fourball

14.15-18.00   Members Casual Golf


Sunday, 24 October

08.17-14.49   Ladies & Gent’s Three Person Team Event.

(re-entry permitted with different partners).

15.07-15.25   Ladies Nine Hole Competition

15.34-18.00   Members Casual Golf


Monday, 25 October

08.17-14.42   Ladies & Gent’s Three Person Team Event.

(re-entry permitted with different partners).

14.42-18.00   Members Casual Golf


Tuesday, 26 October

10.50-12.29 / 14.53-16.14 & 16.41-18.00

Members Casual Golf


08.44-10.41 / 12.38-14.44 & 16.23-16.32

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


Wednesday, 27 October

08.35-09.29   Members Casual Golf

09.38-12.56   Junior/Juvenile 13 Hole Competition

13.05-18.00   Members Casual Golf