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The Clubhouse from the 10th fairway

The Clubhouse from the 10th fairway

Men’s News

Friday Open Stableford Competition

Last week’s Friday Open Stableford competition was a 15 hole competition but with that said, page some excellent scores were returned. Joe McAvoy took first place with 36 points in a round which saw him score no less than eight pars. He got his round off to the perfect start by recording pars on the first three holes and the adding two more on the front nine on holes five and six. Next up, in second place was James Moore from Castle Hume with a score of 34 points. James had an exceptional start to his round by recording pars on five out of the first six holes. He added 2 more pars over the round and also holed a putt for birdie on the par four, eighth hole.

Saturday Club Stableford Competition

Saturday’s Club Stableford competition continued the trend from Friday of high scores over 15 holes with the winning score being well capable of winning any 18 hole competition. Paul Dolan came first with an exceptional score of 40 points for 15 holes. Paul’s round included seven pars, including three in a row from the par three second to the par four fourth hole. He also scored a birdie on the par four sixth hole on the way to signing for his score. Peter McGrath took second place on the day with a score of 37 points. Peter’s round included seven pars and back-to-back birdies on the par five fifth and par four sixth holes. Martin Currid rounded out the top three places with a score of 36 points holing seven par putts on the front nine and adding another one on the back nine.

Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League

Week two of the Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League was played on Sunday in conditions that were ideal for golf with sunny conditions and virtually no wind. The results for this week are as follows:

Group A

B Harte & P Little lost to G Fox & R Fox
J Tuffy & B Henry beat B Mahony & J Finan
E Rushe & S Conlon Jnr beat D Dolan & J Dolan
M Cadden & T Probst lost to E Halloran & J Stewart
M Walsh & M McTiernan lost to M Keane & M Kivlehan

Group B

J Coyne & A Leggitt beat T Quigley & J Quinn
A Skeffington & J McHugh beat O Feehily & N Gerrity
F Gannon & P Togher beat P Glynn & B Glynn
F O’Beirne & M O’Beirne beat C Kilbride & D Glynn

Group C

M Phelan & C Foran lost to J Noone & S McMorrow
P Watters & E Watters lost to M Cronin & D Moriarty
A Lillis & A Lillis lost to K Cryan & C Cryan
D McCabe & J Owens beat F Monaghan & C O’Dowd
R Henneberry & J Hanney beat D McGowan & C McManus

Group D

D Timbs & D Lindsay lost to N Tivnan & G Kilbride
D Conlon & S Conlon lost to C Rochford & J McAvoy
C Martyn & F Hannon beat P Gallagher & P Keaveney
L McNally & J Martyn lost to C Henry & C Byrnes
R O’Connor & P Lee beat P McCaffrey & C Hegarty

Group E

P McManus & L Culkin beat S Gleeson & J Rainey
D Gray & R Kelly lost to Padraig McManus & E Scanlon
S English & J Kiernan beat J Treacy & K McManaman
P Gallagher & A Gaynor drew with A Parkinson & R Keane
N Dykes & J Hackett beat N Ashe & M Farrell

Winter League 9 Hole Singles Stableford Competition

Front Nine: Colin Rochford (6) – 25 points
Back Nine: David Moriarty (22) – 22 points

Full group fixtures and tables can be found on our website at Round three will be held this coming Sunday and tee times can be booked via the BRS system or by calling the golf shop on 071 9168188. Please ensure you book the correct nine holes as front and back nines will alternate every second week, so if you played the front nine this week, you will play the back nine next week and vice versa.

This Weeks Fixtures

Friday November 21st – Friday Open 15 Hole Stableford Competition
Saturday November 22nd – Saturday 15 Hole Club Stableford Competition
Sunday November 23rd – Winter League Week Three

Captains Dinner

The Captain’s Dinner will take place on Friday November 28th at 8:30 pm. Tickets will be €20 each and will be available from the clubhouse. Contact the clubhouse on 071 9168188 for more details or to book your ticket.


This year’s G.U.I. AGM will take place on Friday, December 5th 2014 at 8pm in the clubhouse. We would love to see as many members as possible attend.

Men’s Seniors

Senior Society Results

1st Tom Gallogley
2nd Don Conlon
3rd Pauric Watters
4th Clive Boyle

Next outing Wednesday November 19th
Next Senior Open 15 Hole Stableford competition will be held on Wednesday December 3rd.

Senior Society AGM

The Senior Society AGM will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd at 3:30pm.

Ladies News


Thursday November 20th Koppertopz 15 Hole Stableford. 10 Hole stableford for ladies in receipt of senior membership. Sunday 23, third round of Diageo Winter League.


The second round of the Diageo Winter League was played yet again in lovely Winter sunshine. Winners :

Front 9 : Clare McLoughlin & Pat Mooney 5 Up
Back 9 .Elaine Coghill & Marian McHugh 3 up


The presentation of the Matchplay Cups took place on Sunday. The Knocknaganny Cup was won by Lorna Hill. The Council Cup went to Margaret Gerrity and Maura Butler was the winner of the Harte Cup. A new perpetual trophy was donated and presented by lady captain Ann Cox for the most improved player and the worthy winner was Maura Butler who reduced her handicap in 2014 from 34 to 23 which is a fantastic achievement. Well done Maura. Photographs from the presentation can be viewed here.


The AGM for the Ladies Branch will take place on Tuesday December 2nd in the clubhouse at 8.00pm. The list for nominations for committee members and council representative are posted on the notice board in the upstairs locker room.


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