Our Club AGM was held last Monday 20th of January and we had a fantastic turnout with over seventy attending which was one of the best attended AGM in years, a sure sign our Club is healthy and vibrant. It was a good AGM for our Club with many positive viewpoints on the year ahead. Four members of the Club were made Honorary members for their long and dedicated service to the Club. John Kirwan who has been one of the most active members of the Club Lotto team and he is literally worth his weight in gold to the Club, Johnny Butler another long serving member of our Club who joined in the late sixties and has unbroken service since. Joe Cuddihy, another leading light of the Lottery committee and he has served in many, if not every, position in the Club, without people like Joe our Club would not exist. Last of the four is Milo Carey one of our longest serving members having joined the Club in the 1950’s Milo served two consecutive terms as Captain in the sixties’ and has been one of our Trustees for many years.
The following people were elected to serve the Club in 2020
Elected to the executive finance committee were Denis Lawlor (Chairperson), Denis Collins (Treasurer) and Mary O’Hanlon.
LADIES CLUB Officers: Lady President – Mary Manning, Lady Captain – Anna Corr, Lady Vice Captain – Anna Starr, Secretary – Kathleen Phelan, Treasurer – Mary D Grace, Competition Secretary – Noleen Quinlan, Handicap Secretary – Ena Kennedy. Ladies on Joint Management Committee -Lady Captain Anna Corr, Lady Vice-Captain Anna Starr, Mary Manning, Noelle Cody, Mary O Hanlon.
MENS CLUB Officers: President-Eamon Holohan, Captain-Joe Madigan, Vice-Captain-Denis Lawlor, Hon Secretary-Michael Quinlan, Hon Treasurer-Denis Collins, Junior Officer-Denis Carey. Men on Joint Management Committee: James Wellwood, Billy Mernagh, Jim Kehoe, Mossie Skehan, Tom Walsh, Richard Condon
The Ladies competition played on Tuesday 21st January was won by Mary D Grace and in second place on count back was Teresa Phelan.
We had a very good turnout for this time of the year with over 50 playing. We are holding an OPEN singles Competition this Wednesday to kick start mid-week golf, it is open to visitors as well for 10 entry. Next weekend will see another weekend competition – please book via BRS. Also the computer in the Hall is now in use for competition entry and recording scores – please use it as otherwise we may not pick up your score(s). If anyone has suggestions as to competition formats and other positive ideas, submit them via the usual link on the weekly Newsletter.
Results Week end of Jan 25th/26th
Winner Michael Foley 28 points for a prize of €80
2nd Jeff Lynch 27 points for a prize of €40
3rd Nigel Dagg 26 points (countback) for a prize of €20
Two winners of 2’s club will receive a €20 prize. Niall O’Sullivan on the 4th and Michael Foley on the 8th.
Men’s Spring League 2020.
The Men’s spring league will be starting in February, please submit your details to the competition secretary directly or via the weekly newsletter link. The Competition rules are also on the entry link on the website. It’s that time of year again when we need people to come forwards to play for the Club in inter-club competitions. The entry forms are up on men’s noticeboard in the hallway for you to enter and so are the entry requirements for the individual competitions. It’s a fantastic opportunity for members to play for the club and a great way for new members to meet your fellow members. SO, go on, please put your names in and maybe this will be our year to get to the finals and win a pennant. Alternatively, you can enter your name by e-mail to the men’s competition secretary.
Lately it has been noticed that we have a build-up of unrepaired pitch marks on our greens! PLEASE repair your pitch marks and ONE more if you can. Remember a pitch-mark repaired on time and correctly will heal in less than 24 hours but an unrepaired pitch-mark will be evident for up to a week. If you want good greens please do your part.
Fixtures Diary weekending 2nd February
Monday 27th January: RGA 11am-1pm.
Tuesday 28th January: Ladies 12- and 9-Hole singles.
Wednesday 29thAnchor January: Open Singles Stableford
Thursday 30thAnchor January: Senior Ladies day
Saturday 1st February: Society 10.20am-11.50 am/Men’s singles stableford
Sunday 2nd February: Men’s singles stableford
Monday 3rd January: RGA 11am-1pm.
Tuesday 4th January: Ladies 12- and 9-Hole singles