Tuesday, 01 March, 2022


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General Notes

Thank you to all those members who have paid their Club subscriptions for the coming year.  The closing date for payment was Monday February 28th.

The Committee will be meeting later this week with a view to agreeing a list of new members to be invited to join the Club.

If, for one reason or another, you were not able to contact the club, to renew your membership, you are advised to do so this week before any offers are made to those on the waiting list. The option to pay by Premium Credit is closed as all applications had to be submitted before the 28th of February.


Golfer of the Year.

After the enforced absence of the Golfer of the Year competition, we are delighted to announce the re-launch of this exciting event.

Thanks, once again, to our sponsors, Cathal O’Neill of the Kilkenny Vehicle Center (main Honda & Citroen dealer), this years event will commence with the Spring Singles which will take place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20, March, and finish in October.

The GOTY will be run over 16 events and will also include, all eight Monthly Medals, Captains Prize (final day), Presidents prize, Richard Duggan Memorial, PGA Tankard, Captains prize to opposite Club, Smithwick Cup and the Club Singles matchplay, with quarter finalists, semi-finalists & finalists earning points.

The scoring will award 15 points to the winner of each competition, with second place receiving 12. All subsequent placings will earn points, based on their proximity to the second placed score.

There will be four bonus competitions with the winner receiving 20 points.

All golfer of the year competitions will be identified, in the diary, with GOTY beside them.


HolmPatrick Fourball

The first of the 18 hole competitions will take place this coming week-end with the National Council for the Blind sponsored HolmPatrick Fourball taking place. The winner of the event will qualify for an area final with a chance to go forward to the Provincial finals.


Bob Murphy Shield.

A club member has come into possession of a plastic bag containing a number of ‘replica cups’.

The cups have the inscription “Bob Murphy Shield” and all of the trophies have dates pertaining to the 1950’s.

It looks like they were awarded for a possible fourball competition as two of the cups are dated for the same year.

Do you have any knowledge or information about the Bob Murphy Shield? Do you remember a Bob Murphy? Is there a shield in your possession?

We would love to find out any information relating to the Bob Murphy Shield.

If you have any knowledge relating to the above, please contact me via e-mail on or leave your name and number and any details you may have in to the office.


Casual Golf

It has been agreed that on the resumption of 18 hole golf and until further notice, all casual golf up to 18.00hrs. will have to be pre-booked on the BRS.

After six o’clock members can arrive and play casual golf.

All golfers must commence at the first hole and do not have permission to go out the course and “jump-in”.


St Patrick’s Week Competitions

On March 17th and 18th there will be an Open Competition – Paddy Raggett Homes 4 Person Team. On March 19th and 20th there will be a Members Competition – Paddy Raggett Singles S/Ford. Timesheets will open on Friday March 4th at 5.30pm for Members and Members Guests(€20) & 7.30pm for Visitors(€25).


Diary 2022

The 2022 diary has been downloaded onto Club V1. Members will be able to view the full years events and make note of the various dates for the clubs major events, upcoming classics and outings.

To do this, open Club V1 on your phone, tap the rectangle (with three lines) on the top right corner. The Club diary will be available to you. Opening Club V1 on your lap-top/computer will bring up the diary icon.

Whilst every effort has been made to include as much information as possible, it is possible that adjustments/addition will have to be made on occasions.




Saturday 26, Sunday 27, Monday 28, February

1.          Larry Carroll (H.I 9.3 – PH 8),                 30

2.          Tommy Walton (H.I 12.6- PH 10),          29 (B2)

3.          Ian Wiley (H.I 17.5 – PH 14),                  29 (B3)

Gross:- Jason Lawlor (H.I 3 – PH 2)                    27

4.          Sean Byrne (H.I 13.1 – PH 10),              29

5.          Paschal Connolly (H.I 13.2 – PH 10),     28 (B3)

6.          Brendan Wall (H.I 8.1 – PH 6),                28


Two’s Club

6th. Sean Boland, Padraig Keegan, Noel Power, Ronan Moriarty,

10th. Pat Collins,

Each ‘Two’ receives €40.40 credit in the Pro Shop.


Saturday Crosscard. 26 February.

1. Ben McGarry, Paddy Lawlor, Pat McEvoy, PJ O’Reilly.                   69 Points

2. Jimmy Rhatigan, Joe O’Neill, Ronan Morrissey, Tony Butler.          67

3. Billy Burke, Joe Greene, Larry Gittens, Martin Ryan.                      64

4. Liam Cody, Martin Duggan, Murt Farragher, Sean Byrne.               63 (B6)

5. Eamonn Brennan, Jim Meredith, Tom Sloyan, Willie Leahy.            63

6. Brian Cullen, Damian Casey, Henk Van der Puil, Michael Butler.    61


For this, the final Saturday of the Crosscard competition, Members are requested to register, in person, by 12.45 for a 13.30hrs. tee-off.


Individual Cross-card League Table. Round 16.

1. John Geoghegan    142 Points

2. Tony Butler              138

David Dooley          138

4. Larry Gittens           135

5. Pat McEvoy            134

6. Bernie Clarke          131

7. Eamonn Brennan    128

Denis Butler            128

9. Richie Phelan          127

10. Tom Sloyan             124

Michael O’Sullivan  124

12. Pat Walsh               123

13. Ronan Morrissey    120

14. Jimmy Rhatigan      119

Joe O’Neill              119

Brian Cullen            119

Noel Casey             119

18. Damian Casey        118

PJ Martin                118

20. Jerry Rowe             117


After a hectic season of Saturday Crosscard golf it is disappointing to note that this Saturday, 05 March is the last Crosscard of the year.

Also, the final placings in the individual league will be determined, with those players in the top 10 receiving prizes.

The entry fee of €5 will include golf and a platter of cocktail sausages, goujons & chips for all those who play on the day.

This will be followed by the presentation of prizes.

Until we gather again in November have a great and successful season of golf.


Senior Gents.

Wednesday, 02 March. Four person Champagne Scramble

The draw for Wednesday’s competition is now available on the BRS.

The format is a Champagne Scramble.


Pro Shop Corner

Titleist Club Fitting Day

Titleist will hold a club fitting day on Friday,11 March from 11.00-16.00hrs.

To book your time you are requested to contact the Pro Shop on 056 7761730.

The cost of the fitting is €50 and will be redeemable against any purchase


Ladies Club Notes


Presentation of Prizes

There will be a presentation of prizes on Tuesday, 01 March at 18.00hrs, for Ladies featuring in the Tuesday Competitions and Cross Cards covering the period from end of December to the present.



Tuesday, 22 February.

No competition due to course maintenance


Senior Ladies

The Senior Ladies return to golf this Thursday, 03 March.

The draw will be notified on the BRS.

Entry sheet for the nine hole competition on Thursday, 10 March will also be available on Thursday 3rd.



Wednesday, 02 March

08.40-09.20   Members Casual Golf

09.30-13.00   Gent’s Senior Society

13.10-17.00   Members Casual Golf


Thursday, 03 March

08.30-09.20   Members Casual Golf

09.30-11.30   Senior Ladies

11.40-17.00   Members Casual Golf


Friday, 04 March

08.35-09.20   Members Casual Golf

09.29-10.05   Visitors

10.14-10.32   Members Casual Golf

10.41-11.17   Visitors

11.26-12.56   Members Casual Golf

13.05-13.23   Visitors

13.32-17.00   Members Casual Golf


Saturday, 05 March

07.30-09.00   Members Casual Golf

09.09-10.30   Ladies & Gents Competition

10.39-14.24   Saturday Crosscard

14.33-17.00   Members Casual Golf


Sunday, 06 March

07.30-14.42   Ladies & Gents Competition

Gents:- HolmPatrick Fourball

14.51-15.18   Ladies Nine Hole Competition

15.36-17.00   Members Casual Golf


Monday, 07 March

08.08-09.56   Members Casual Golf

10.05-12.20   Gents Scotch Foursomes

12.29-17.00   Members Casual Golf


Tuesday, 08 March

08.06-08.24 / 10.57-12.00 / 14.33-17.00

Members Casual Golf


08.33-10.48 / 12.09-14.24

Ladies Competitions to include 13/14 Hole, Nine Hole and Ladies into Golf Events.


Wednesday, 09 March

08.08-17.00   Members Casual Golf