Tuesday, 21 December, 2021


(Leinster’s Hidden Gem 2019)

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General Notes

As the festive Season approaches it is difficult not to reflect on what has, once again,  been an extremely difficult year for one and all.

We were very fortunate to be able to return to our favourite sport and for those few hours leave all our cares behind us.

As we look forward, we can only hope that for the year ahead, we will see a major improvement in all our lives and a return to some sense of normality.

May I, on behalf of the joint Captains, Officers, Committees and staff wish you a very happy and peaceful Christmas with your loved ones.

Please remember, stay safe and we can look forward to an enjoyable year’s golf in 2022.


Christmas opening hours


Christmas Eve:-             11.00 -14.00

Christmas Day:-             Closed

Stephen’s Day:-             12.00-18.00

Monday, 27 December:- 11.00-20.00

Under the new Covid legislation from the Government the Bar will have to close at 20.00hrs every day until  Monday, 31 January.


Catering arrangements.

The kitchen will be closed on Christmas Eve, through to Monday, 27 December. Barry will resume full catering on Tuesday, 28 December.

The Wine and dine menu continue to be available at the following times:-

Mid-week:- 15.00-17.00 and will run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 15.00-17.30hrs

Due to new guidelines last orders for the wine and dine menu will be 17.30hrs., thus allowing guests sufficient time to enjoy their meal.

Members can also avail of the more casual dining, with last orders at 18.00hrs.


Golf Reservations.

Bookings for the various competitions over the Festive period and also for Casual golf will be available a day earlier and members can book their tee times for competitive golf from this Thursday at 17.30hrs.

Bookings for Casual Golf can be made from 18.00hrs. on Thursday also.

The competitions for St. Stephens Day and the 27th December and also for New Year’s Day, plus Sunday and Monday, will be two separate competitions and will be a Four Person, Semi-open Team Event. Teams can be all Men, Ladies or mixed.



Christmas Gift Vouchers

Vouchers are available from the office to go towards Green Fees / Membership or use of the Swing Studio.

Barry Joyce has vouchers available for the restaurant and Club Professional Jimmy Bolger will look after those requiring gift vouchers for lessons or towards the purchase of equipment.


Joint Club Agm

The Agm of the Joint Club will take place on January 13th at 7.30pm.  Nomination forms for Committee are available on the Mens & Ladies notice boards and must be submitted by January 3rd. Notices of motion must be submitted seven days prior to the Agm. Further details will be forwarded prior to the date.




Saturday 18 & Monday 19 December. 14 Hole Four Person Team.

(Sunday’s card was cancelled due to heavy fog)

1. Corey O’Dwyer, Billy Hayes, Henry O’Neill, Declan Rafter, 69

2. Jason Barry, David Barry, Alan Doran, Liam Barry, 67



Catherine Hughes, Collette Hickey, Mary Ruth, Aine Russell, 63


Two’s Club

There was no twos club due to the Pro Shop being closed.


Saturday Fourball. December 18th

1. John Geoghegan, Michael Fogarty, Michael O’Sullivan, Pat McEvoy. 69 pts (B6)

2. Joe O’Shea, John Byrne, Michael Butler, Stephen Sheenan.              69 pts

3. Christy Power, Eamon Brennan, Pat Dunphy.                          (63+4) 67 pts (B6)

4. Denis Butler, Michael Kinchella, Richie Phelan, Tony Butler.               67 pts (B1)

5. Larry Gittens, Ollie O’Connor, Pat Walsh, Peter Ryan.                        67 pts

6. Bernie Clarke, David Dooley, Jimmy Rhatigan, Peter Dabinett. 66 points


Individual Cross-card League Table. Round 9.

1. David Dooley       105 points

2. John Geoghegan 103

3. Tony Butler           101

4. Pat McEvoy           99

5. Richie Phelan        98

6. Ollie O’Connor       97

7. Ronan Morrissey   93

8. Bernie Clarke         91

9. Pat Walsh              90

Peter Dabinett       90


Senior Gents.

Thursday, 16 December. 12 Hole Champagne Scramble

1 John Geoghegan, Michael Daly, Tom Brett, Liam Barry. 66 pts

2 Gerry Leahy, Carl Widger, Paddy Witherow, Paddy Hally. 65 pts (B6)

3 Dom Murphy, Murt Farragher, Michael Cody, Paddy Phelan. 65 pts (B3)

4 Brian Cullen, Michael O’Sullivan, Michael O’Reilly, Pat Duggan. 65 pts

5 David O’Mahony, Peter Dabinett, Jim Treacy, Dermot Moloney. 64 pts

6 Proinnsias O hAilin, Pat Gray, Richie Phelan, David Ryan. 62 pts (B6)

7 Dick Curtin, Jim Ryan, Tom Dunne, Shem Lawlor. 62 pts


Golfer of the Year

Category 1 (H’Cap 0 – 21)

Winner:-                Geoff Meagher

Runner-up:-          Matt Ruth


Category 2 (H’Cap 22+)

Winner:-                Noel O’Sullivan

Joint runners-up:- Brian Keane and Martin Mullane



Thursday, 23 December:- Nine hole, Four person team.

This week’s outing will be a Nine hole competition commencing from the 5th and finishing at the 13th. There will be tea/coffee and mince pies/scones available before you play so come a few minutes early and avail of the complimentary refreshments. Dressing up in your finest Christmas jumpers and hats will also be allowed.


Thursday, 30 December:- No Golf.


Pro Shop Corner

After the enforced closure of the Pro Shop Jimmy is delighted and raring to go and will re-open his business at 09.00hrs tomorrow, Wednesday.

Members will have the opportunity of getting some shopping done for the golfers in their life.

Why not avail of one of the great Christmas offers in our new state of the art Swing Studio. Golf lesson gift vouchers with head professional Jimmy Bolger – €50 for 30 minute lesson or 3 lessons for €120.

You can also buy a voucher for €50 for a custom club fitting session. Offering fitting for all the top brands. (The cost of the voucher is fully redeemable against any custom fit purchase)


Call-in or contact the pro-shop on 056-7761730 or email Jimmy on


Ladies Club Notes


Results. Four Person Team.

Catherine Hughes, Collette Hickey, Mary Ruth, Aine Russell, 63


Senior Ladies

Thursday, 16 December.

1.     Carmel O’Shea, Julie Walsh, Breda Kavanagh,Joan Mannion,        47

2.     Bridget Norwood, Adrienne Walsh, Pat Walsh, Celine O’SulIivan,    41

3.     Mary Browne, Peggy Murray, Anne B. Murphy, Ann Gubbins,          40

4.     Ann Widger, Toni Hayes, Frances Graham, Marie Curran,               39

Wishing all our Ladies Senior Society members a Healthy and a Happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you on our return on Thursday, 06 January.



Wednesday, 22 December

08.42-10.21   Members Casual Golf

10.30-11.24   Visitors

11.33-15.54   Members Casual Golf


Thursday, 23 December

09.00 – 09.20   Members Casual Golf

10.00 -11.30   Senior Ladies

10.00 -12.30   Senior Gent’s

12.31-16.00   Members Casual Golf


Friday, 24 December

08.42-15.54   Members Casual Golf


Saturday, 25 December – Christmas Day

Course Closed all day


Sunday, 26 December

08.40-13.20   Ladies & Gent’s Four Person Semi-Open Team Event

13.24-15.57   Members Casual Golf


Monday, 27 December

08.40-13.20   Ladies & Gent’s Four Person Team

13.33-15.57   Members Casual Golf


Tuesday, 28 December

09.00-16.00   Members Casual Golf


Wednesday, 29 December

09.00-16.00   Members Casual Golf