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  • Golfing in the Glenns 13 Dec 2011

    Management Committee

    Welcome to the new Management Committee for 2012.

    Chairperson Seamas Breen. Vice Chairperson Vera Smyth. Presidents Sean Moylan and Mary Grennan.  Vice Captains John Irwin and Susan Reidy. Hon. Sec. Tony Hogan. Hon. Treas. Joe Slevin. Committee: Ann McIntyre, Bernie McTague, Ann Frawley, Liam O’Brien, Michael Coghlan, Tory Baker and Frank Kearns..

    Next Meeting: Tuesday 17 Jan @8pm.

     

    For your diary

    14h and 9h Turkeys ongoing.

    Seniors.Thurs.15 Dec 10.15.  Glenn Eagles 12.00.

    Bridge in Club. Tues.20 Dec.10.30.

    Santa in Club. Sat.17 Dec. 5.00-9.00.

    Ladies Party in Club Sun. 18 Dec.

     

    Christmas Vouchers

    Why not treat your nearest and dearest to a Christmas surprise by getting a voucher from Joan in the office? This will be a most welcome Yuletide gift.

    Party Time

    As party time is nigh, why not give our restaurant manager Pat Horan a ring and book your Christmas party? You can be sure of a wonderful evening in the Glenns.

    Santa

    Santa will be visiting the Club as usual on Saturday 17 Dec. at 5 pm.  He will be thrilled to welcome all the children not to mention the parents and grands. Why not join in the fun?

     

    Ladies’ golf

    9-Hole Turkey Competition and 14 Hole Hamper Competition are ongoing. Both of these competitions will close on Sunday 18th December, 2011.

    Party Sunday will take place on 18th December, 2011 when all outstanding prizes will take place. Ladies, please use the time sheet on 18th December from 11.45 am when a 9-Hole competition will take place. Food will be available after the competition at 5 pm. It will be our last chance to socialise together before Christmas, so please come and support and enjoy.

    Ladies, the Spring/Winter League is commencing on 9th January, 2012. Please sign your names on the sheet displayed in the club house. This competition is kindly sponsored by Costcutters, Birr.

    Santa is visiting the Glenns on Sat. 17 December, 2011. All welcome.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 06 Dec 2011

    Christmas Vouchers

    Why not treat your nearest and dearest to a Christmas surprise by getting a voucher from Joan in the office? This will be a most welcome Yuletide gift.

    Party Time

    As party time is nigh, why not give our restaurant manager Pat Horan a ring and book your Christmas party? You can be sure of a wonderful evening in the Glenns.

    Santa

    Santa will be visiting the Club as usual on Saturday 17 Dec. at 5 pm.  He will be thrilled to welcome all the children not to mention the parents and grands. Why not join in the fun?

    For your diary

    14h and 9h Turkeys ongoing.

    Seniors.Thurs.8 Dec 10.15.  Glenn Eagles 12.00.

    Seniors Golf and Christmas dinner. Monday 12 Dec.

    Bridge in Club. Tues.13 Dec. 10.30.

    Tipperary Alliance. Wed.7 Dec, 9.30-12.00.

    Santa in Club. Sat.17 Dec. 5.00-9.00.

    Ladies Party in Club Sun. 18 Dec.

    Results

    Bridge. 1st Frank Doorley/Joanne Loughnane. 2nd Michael Ashe/Cecelia Doorley

    Poker Classic.  Won by Vincent Liffey. Sincere thanks to all who played.

    Ladies Golf

    Winter/Spring League. This league will begin on 5 Jan. 2012.  Ladies please put your names on the list in the locker room.

    Results.Turkey Competition.  1st Mary Byrne. 2nd Ena Guilfoyle.

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Martina O’Brien and her family on the death of her mother Kitty Maher of Rathcabbin last week. Also to Freida Tierney and her family on the death of her sister Maryann Hogan at Rathcabbin at the weekend.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 29 Nov 2011

    Annual General Meeting

    The 2011 Annual General Meting of the Club was held on Sunday afternoon when the members were given a detailed account of the affairs and the running of the club during the past year. Outgoing Chairperson Joe Slevin welcomed all and especially incoming Captains Seamas Breen and Vera Smyth with Presidents Sean Moylan and Mary Grennan, The new Vice-Captains are John Irwin and Susan Reidy. Joe thanked in particular all the members who had supported events and competitions throughout the year. He praised in particular the course staff who despite severe weather conditions did a marvellous job. He praised the work done by the bar, office and house staff for their dedicated and efficient work.

    Hon. Treas. David McDowell gave a thorough and detailed account of the finances of the Club. Despite all the economic difficulties we have managed to keep our budget under control. Cutbacks have been made in every area and he was glad to record that our members have a good grasp of affairs and are not placing unreasonable demands on the Club. There has been demand for the introduction of distance membership recently. He proposed that we introduce a Distance Membership for men and women who live over 80 km from the club. A Distance Member shall not be eligible to win the Captains’ or Presidents’ prizes  and shall not be entitled to attend or vote at any meeting convened within the club rules,  The motion was carried.

    A motion dealing with subscriptions for 2012 was also carried. There were a couple of minor changes to the 2011 Subscriptions.

    The Chair thanked David for his professional work and praised him for the many hours spent dealing with the finances.

    There followed a lengthy question and answer session where members contributed many useful suggestions towards the running of the Club.

    The Management  Committee for 2012 consists of the ex-officio members plus Joe Slevin, Ann Frawley Liam O’Brien, Ann McIntyre, Bernadette McTague, Michael Coughlan.

     

    For your diary

    14h and 9h Turkeys ongoing.

    SeniorsThurs.1 Dec 10.15.  Glenn Eagles 12.00.

    Poker in Club on Friday 2 Dec. at 8.30. Bring your friends.

    Society on Sat 3 Dec. 10.30-11.30.

    Bridge in Club. Tues.6 Dec. 10.30.

    Tipperary Alliance Wed.7 Dec, 9.30-12.00.

    Seniors Golf and Christmas dinner Monday 12 Dec.

    Santa in Club. Sat.17 Dec. 5.00-9.00.

    Ladies Party in Club Sun. 18 Dec.

     

    Results

    Seniors. T Nestor M Ashe M Hynes 34; H Healy S Coakley P Walshe 34.

    Christmas Golf and Dinner Monday Dec 12th. Please note change of date.

    Bridge. 1st Phonsie/Maura Kerrigan. 2nd Frank Doorley/Joanne Loughnane.

    Last week. 1st Tess Liffey/Mary O’Gorman 2nd Theresa Fealy/John Gilmartin.

     

    Ladies’ golf

    Hampers and Turkeys.16-Hole Hamper and 9-Hole Turkey competitions are ongoing at the moment. Do take advantage of the mild weather to get out and play in the Christmas Hamper and Turkey Competition.

    Poker Classic.All poker enthusiasts are encouraged to support the Poker Classic to be held in the Golf Club on Friday, 2nd December. Tickets are available from the committee or available on the door on the night. This is always a well supported night and an enjoyable one. Please encourage or invite your friends to this fundraising night in the Glenns – Tickets just €20.

     

    Christmas Vouchers

    Why not treat your nearest and dearest to a Christmas surprise by getting a voucher from Joan in the office? This will be a most welcome Yuletide gift.

    Party Time

    As party time is nigh why not give our restaurant manager Pat Horan a ring and book your Christmas party? You can be sure of a wonderful evening in the Glenns.

    Santa

    Santa will be visiting the Club as usual on Saturday 17 Dec. at 5 pm.  He will be thrilled to welcome all the children not to mention the parents and grands. Why not join in the fun?

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Lorna Doorley and her family on the death of her husband Denis in Banagher last week. Denis was a longtime member of the Club and enjoyed golf with his many friends, May he rest in peace.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 22 Nov 2011

    Mens’ AGM

    The Mens AGM took place on Thursday 17th November and was well attended. Outgoing captain Joe Slevin introduced Seamus Breen as incoming captain. Secretary Mick Ashe introduced Sean Moylan as president. We wish the officers and the committee the best for the coming year.

    Results

    Senior Alliance.Gross  67 Jussi Pitkanen Conor Devery; 71 Tom Fox Maurice Kelly Stuart Grehan; Nett 66 Mark Kelly 67 Padraig Clince 68 Liam Grehan Joe Delaney

    69 Niall Maher

    Seniors, Nov 17th. S Ryan J Carroll F Jackson 19.
    Seniors Christmas Golf and Dinner. Monday Dec 12th. Please note change of date.

    14 Hole Hamper

    1st Seamus Breen 35 pts 2nd John Carroll 34 pts 3rd John Kelly 34 pts

    9 Hole Turkey

    Pat Molloy 25 pts Seamus Coakley 24pts John Carroll 23 pts

    Dates for your diary

    The Management AGMwill be held in the clubhouse at 4 pm next Sunday 27 November.

    Poker Classic on Friday 2nd December at 8.30 pm. Invite your friends.

    Hampers and Turkeys.16-Hole Hamper and 9-Hole Turkey competitions are ongoing at the moment. Please note change to early draw for Wednesday morning as per decision at the AGM.

    Poker Classic

    All poker enthusiasts are encouraged to support the Poker Classic to be held in the Golf Club on Friday, 2 December. Tickets are available from the committee or available on the door on the night. This is always a well supported night and an enjoyable one. Please encourage or invite your friends to this fundraising night in the Glenns. Tickets just €20.

    Santa in the Glenns

    Santa is looking forward to meeting boys and girls in the Glenns on Sat. 17 Dec. at 5 pm. Please note change of date.

    Hole in one

    Congratulations to Michael Liffey who scored a hole-in-one at the 3rd last Tuesday. After playing golf for 43 years, it’s a major milestone in a golfing career. Well done, Michael.

    Ladies’ golf

    Ladies Annual General Meeting.The Ladies AGM took place on Friday, 18 Nov. at 8 pm. with a large attendance on the night. The following ladies were elected to committee for 2012. Lady Captain Vera Smyth, Lady President Mary Grennan, Vice Captain Susan Reidy, Hon Secretary Georgina Chambers, Hon Treasurer Elizabeth Pardy, Competition Secretary Mary Byrne, Handicap Secretary Agnes Doolan. Committee members Rita Delaney, Gemma Butler, Evelyn Lynch, Christine Bruce, Margaret Feehan and Colette O’Brien. Congratulations to all the above ladies and we wish them well in their respective roles for 2012.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 15 Nov 2011

    AGMs

    Two AGMs take place this week. On Thursday the Men’s takes place at 8 pm, while on Friday we have the Ladies also at 8 pm. We welcome incoming Captains Seamas Breen and Vera Smith with Presidents Sean Moylan and Mary Grennan. We wish them every success during 2012 and hope that they will have a very enjoyable and productive year.

    The AGM of the Club will be held on Sunday 27 Nov at 4 pm. Members should note that notices of motion should be posted on or before Sunday 19 Nov.

    For your diary

    Ongoing. 14h and 9h turkeys. Also Christmas raffle for draw for free membership 2012.

    Seniors. Thurs. 17th Nov. 10.15.

    Bridge in Club. Tues. 22 Nov. 10.30. All welcome. Contact: Mary O’Gorman.

    AGM. Men Thurs. 17 Nov. 8 pm.

    AGM. Ladies. Fri. 18 Nov. 8 pm.

    AGMCombined. Sun. 27 Nov. 4 pm.

    Poker Classic. Fri. 2 Dec. 8.30 pm.  Tickets available from office.

    Santa Fri. 17 Dec. 5.00 to 9.00.

    Results

    Birr Seniors. Nov. 10th J Wimms S Ryan E Moore 35; F Jackson P Walshe S Dennigan 35.

    Drive out Scramble. 1st John O’Meara Angie Hough PJ Lowry Olive Mulhare. 2nd Frank Kearns Gavin Young Valerie Coleman Agnes Doolan   3rd John Conniffe Annette Kenny Tom Hogan Mary McGee. 4th Pat Doyle Sean Moylan John McKeon Jo Conniffe 5th Paddy Buckley Roger Byrne Denise Carroll Sue Reidy.

    Christmas Vouchers

    Christmas vouchers are now available from the office and bar. Remember all your family and friends and gift tem a very welcome golfing voucher. Also why not book your Christmas party by contacting Pat Horan in the restaurant. Tel. 057 912 0082.

    Ladies’ golf

    Captain’s Drive Out.

    Last Sunday, 13 November, the Captain’s and President’s Drive Out took place with a huge turnout of members coming out to support our Captains and Presidents to thank them for their leadership for the past year. The 4-Ball Scramble with a shotgun start was a huge success. This event replaced the annual Captain’s Dinner and Captains Joe and Rita came up with this new venture to get more members play a fun scramble and enjoy reception and refreshments after golf. Congratulations to all involved in making the day a successful one and a nice end to the year for Joe, Rita, Tony and Gemma as they ease out of their respective roles and a huge thank you to all members for turning out in such big numbers on the day.

    2nd Christmas Turkey.Caroline Guinan – 24 points; Lady President Gemma Butler - 21 points; Elizabeth Pardy - 21 points

    The 2nd Christmas Hamper is up and running at the moment with Joe Brophy very kindly sponsoring. Holes 1 – 16.

    The 3rd Christmas Turkey is also up and running holes 1 – 9.

    Ladies’ Annual General Meeting.The Ladies’ AGM takes place on Friday 18 November at 8.00 p.m. Date for your diary!.

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Michael Burke and his family on the death of his brother Patrick in Dublin last week.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 08 Nov 2011

    AGM

    This is the AGM season with the Men’s on Thurs. 17that 8 pm.  The Ladies AGM will take place on the 18thalso at 8 pm and the combined Club AGM on Sun 27th at 4 pm.

    The Drive Out for outgoing captains Joe Slevin and Rita Delaney will take place on Sun. 13th at 12 noon.  On the 17th and 18thNov. we welcome incoming Captains Seamas Breen and Vera Smyth and wish them both best of luck during 2012.

     

    Results

    Seniors.Cat 1 H Healy 19 M Ashe 16 M Liffey 15 A Joyce 13 E Foley 13; Cat 2 D O Sullivan 18 J Carroll 17 M Stephens 17 T Kenny 14 E Nevin 13; Cat 3 D Kealy 19 P Walshe 17 E Moore 14 C Loughnane 13 T Nestor 13; Cat 4 S Coakley 15 K Mc Dowell 14 D Abbott 14 P Byrne 13 L Delaney 12.

    Golfer of the Year. Joe Rowland.

    Mini Classic. 1st Christy Purcell Tom Hogan Aidan Farrelly Pat Scully 96pts. 2nd John Ryan David Corbett Martin Hogan Frank Lennon 93pts. 3rd Tom King Barry King Sean Ryan Niall Magill 93pts.

    14h Hamper. 1st Matt Dunphy 35pts. 2nd Christy McGarry 34pts. 3rd Jefff King 33pts.

    9h Turkeys. 1st Michael Yates 23 pts. 2nd Christy McGarry 23pts . 3rd Jeff King 23pts.

    Bridge: 1st Mick Ashe/Mary O’Gorman. 2nd Peg Monahan/Catherine Morris

    Sports Star of the Year

    Congratulations to Billy Donlon on being selected as Birr Golf Club’s Sports Star of the Year at the awards night in the County Arms Hotel. As this event was organised by the Birr Chamber of Commerce, all involved deserve the height of praise for the efficiency with  which it was planned and run.  The large attendance had a most enjoyable evening.

    For your diary

    Ongoing. 14h and 9h turkeys.

    Seniors. Thurs. 10 Nov. 10.15.

    Captains’ Drive Out. Sun 13 Nov.12.00 Shot gun start.  4 ball Scramble.

    Bridge in Club. Tues.15 Nov. 10.30. All welcome. Contact: Mary O’Gorman

    AGM. Men Thurs.17 Nov.8 pm.

    AGM. Ladies. Fri. 18 Nov. 8 pm.

    AGMCombined. Sun.27 Nov. 4 pm.

    Poker Classic. Fri.2 Dec. 8.30pm.

    Hole in one

    Congratulations to George Manzor on achieving a hole-in-one on the very exacting  Los Colinas Bay  Golf Club near Alicante  in Spain.  George used a 5 iron at the water surrounded difficult 5th hole with a strong south westerly making conditions extremely taxing. George who is a member in both Birr and Dooks was very pleased with this his first hole- in- one.

    Ladies’ golf

    Captain’s Drive Out.Next Sunday, November 13th the Captain’s and President’s Drive Out will take place. It is planned to have a 4 Ball Scramble with a shotgun start at 12.30 p.m. Entries from 12.00 noon. This event is replacing the annual Captain’s Dinner and Captains Joe and Rita have come up with this new venture to get more members play a fun scramble and enjoy reception and refreshments after golf. Please come out in numbers on Sunday to honour the Captains and Presidents in what has been a great year for them. Don’t miss out on this fun day.

    1st Christmas Hamper.The results of the first Christmas Hamper very kindly sponsored by Greg Hanlon are as follows: 1st Sheila Flynn – 35 points; 2nd Patricia Guinan – 32 points.

    1st Christmas Turkey.Dor Dempsey – 20 points Theresa Fealy – 17 points Rita Delaney – 17 points

    The 2nd Christmas Hamper is up and running at the moment with Joe Brophy very kindly sponsoring. Holes 1 – 16.

    The 2nd Christmas Turkey is also up and running holes 1 – 9.

    Results of the 2011 Ring Competition.Category 1 – 18: Susan Reidy 57;  Gemma Butler 62.

    Category 19 – 36:  Rita Delaney 66  Dor Dempsey 66.

    Congratulations to all the above prize-winners on superb scoring and thanks to Therese, Carmel and Marie for coordinating the Ring Competition.

    Ladies Annual General Meeting.The Ladies AGM takes place on Friday, 18th November at 8.00 p.m. – date for your diary!

  • Golfing in the Glenns 01 Nov 2011

    No news this week

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 25 Oct 2011

    Mini Classic

    Members are reminded that our traditional Mini Classic will take place this weekend on Sat/Sun/Mon 29/30/31. Please come along and enjoy a pleasant round of golf with your friends. The classic is sponsored by Flaherty Fuels of Ferbane and Birr.

    For your diary

    Ongoing. 14h and 9h turkeys.

    This week end; Mini Classic sponsored by Flaherty Fuels of Ferbane and Birr.

    Seniors. Thurs.27 Oct. 10.30 Scones and Coffee at 9.30am. Dinner at 2.30-3.00 Approx.

    Bridge in Club House.Tues.1 Nov. 10.30.  All welcome. Contact Mary O’Gorman for details.

    Mass in Club for deceased members and their families.Thurs. 3 Nov.  9.30.

    Garda Christmas Hamper . Mon.7 Nov. 8.30-1.00.

    Captains’ Drive-out Scramble. Sun.13 Nov. 12.00.

     

    AGMs

    Members should note that the dates for the AGMs are fast approaching.

    The Men’s AGM takes place on Tuesday 15 Nov. at 8.00. The Ladies’s AGM will be held on Friday 18 Nov. at 8.00. The Management AGM will take place on Sunday 27 Nov. at 4.00.

     

    Results

    Seniors. B Mc Gurk M Stephens P Walshe T Kenny 35; T Rosney E Nevin T Murtagh 37.

     

    Hallowe’en Easter Camp

    Kevin Mc Grath, PGA Professional, is running a Hallowe’en Easter camp starting on Wednesday 2nd of November till Friday 4th . Camp is from 10.30 to 12 noon each day. Call Kevin on 087 237 9234 or the shop on 057 912 1606 to book your place as numbers are limited. Kevin McGrath, Birr Golf Shop Ltd.

    www.kevinmcgrathgolf.com

    Web Site

    Please note that our website has been redesigned and transferred to a new web address. The new club website is : www.birrgolfclub.ie

    Ladies’ golf

    Hamper and Turkey Competitions have commenced and are ongoing.   Draws at the usual times on Wednesdays and arrange outside of this. The first Hamper is 16 Holes and is very generously sponsored by Greg Hanlon, Hanlons Butchers, Castle Street – please support.

    Ladies, please familiarise yourselves with the course changes prior to playing – posted in the locker room for your information.

    Club Mini-Classic.A reminder to all members of the Club Mini-Classic that takes place on this Saturday, Sunday and Monday – the timesheets are posted for your attention.   Please come out and support the Club this weekend – cost of team €60.

    Sympathy

    The members offer deepest sympathy to Hugh Healy and his family on the death of their mother Mary Kate Healy in Ferbane recently and to  Angela Dermody and her family on the death of her husband Brendan in Ferbane last week.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 18 Oct 2011

    Welcome

    A very warm welcome to Pat and Della Horan who have taken over the running of our restaurant. We wish them every success and are assured that they will maintain the high standards which have been the hallmark of The Glenn’s dining facilities over the years. The restaurant will be open on Thursdays through the weekend over the coming months. Obviously members and their friends can book parties and various functions.

    We are extremely grateful to Deborah Horan and her staff for all the excellent work they did while running the dining facilities. We wish them every success

    Results

    Kenny Cup. Congratulations to Michael Yates on winning this prestigious trophy. He defeated Matt Feenane in the final on Saturday.

    Seniors. P Walshe E Nevin T Nestor 35; M Ashe S Ryan P Byrne 35.

    Glenn Eagles 13/10/11   1st Mary Ryan Rita Enright Valerie Coleman 30.8  2nd Rita Delaney Peg Monahan Patt Grogan 33.1. 3rd Patsy Burke  Aileen Watkins June Carroll. 33.6

    For your diary

    Ongoing.14-hole and 9-hole Turkey Competitions. See notice.

    Seniors. Please note change of day to Wednesday this week.

    Mini Classic Oct. 29/30/31 sponsored by Flaherty Fuels Ferbane and Birr.

    Bridge in Clubhouse. Tues. Nov 1 at 10.30 am. All welcome. Please contact Mary O’Gorman for details.

    Ladies’ golf

    Hampers and Turkey Competitions.The Hamper and Turkey Competitions have commenced and are ongoing.   Draws at the usual times on Wednesdays and arrange outside of this. The first Hamper is 16 Holes and is very generously sponsored by Greg Hanlon, Hanlons Butchers, Castle Street – please support.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 11 Oct 2011

    Offaly Inter Club

    Congratulations to Esker Hills on capturing the Offaly Inter Club Championship for the Loughnane Trophy on Friday in Birr. Esker Hills finished on 125 points with Birr in runner up position with 124 pts. The other teams taking part were Tullamore, Castle Barna and Edenderry.

    Results

    Matt Spain Trophy. 1st John Wims (14)36pts. 2nd Peter Swanepoel (13) Gross: Liam O’Brien 25 pts. 3rd Aidan Farrelly (14) 33pts.

    14h Mini Hamper 1st Martin Young (15)34pts. 2nd John Conniffe (14) 34 pts. 3rd John Irwin (10) 32pts.  9h Turkey. 1st Joe Rowland 24pts. Cormac Moylan 23pts.+

    Seniors.B Wilks S Bergin D O Sullivan 36; K Mc Dowell P Grealy E Nevin B Mc Gurk 36.

     

    For your diary

    9h and 14h Turkeys. Ongoing

    Thurs.13 Oct.10.15  Seniors.

    Sat. 15 Oct. 1.00.  Finals of the Kenny and Hackett Cups. In the Kenny Matt Feenane plays Michael Yates and in the HackettTommy Hogan Plays Dick Johnston

    Tues. 18 Oct. Open Tuesday. All welcome.

     

    Ladies golf

    Hampers and Turkey Competitions

    The Hamper and Turkey Competitions have commenced and are ongoing. Draws at the usual times on Wednesdays and arrange outside of this. The first hamper competition is 16 Holes and is very generously sponsored by Greg Hanlon, Hanlons Butchers, Castle Street – please support.

    The Glenns Trophy

    Birr Golf Club hosted last Wednesday, 5th October the annual Glenns Trophy Competition. This is a great day every year for the ladies branch and a huge effort was made by the organizing committee of Lady President Gemma Butler, Ann McIntyre and Vera Smyth to ensure this day to be one of the best days of the year in the Glenns. We are most grateful to our generous sponsor Peter Fox Pharmacy again this year who has sponsored this competition since it commenced. It was also very fitting that Mona was present as the Mona Collins Perpetual Trophy was lifted by the Rathdowney ladies for the first time!. To all the volunteering ladies on the day who turned out to help it was really appreciated. Representing Birr ladies on the day were: Lady Capt Rita, Elizabeth Pardy, Mary Byrne and Therese Feeley who were very narrowly beaten out of third place.  The results are as follows:

    1st Place – Rathdowney 68 points – Marie Duggan, Mary Harte, Nora Harte & Teresa Norton

    2nd Place – Thurles 64 points – Rose Moloney, Mary Phelan, Margaret Corcoran & Jacquie Hennessy

    3rd Place – Tipperary 63 points – Ena Gleeson, Bridget O’Brien, Josephine Kilmartin & Claire Ryan

    1st Pair – Borris – 36 points – Margaret Collins & Kathy Mitchell

    2nd Pair – Portumna – 35 points – Bridget Doggennet & Mabel Conroy

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Lena Guinan and her family on the death of her mother May Gavigan in Tyrellspass at the weekend.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 04 Oct 2011

    Offaly championship final

    The final of the Offaly Club final will take place on Friday with an 11 pm shotgun start. Tea and scones will be served at 10.30.  Birr who were pipped by one point last year are with their manager Michael Ashe determined to make amends this year and keep the trophy presented by Willie and Sean Loughnane in the Club cabinet.  The team is: Pat Maher/ Bernard Wilkes, John Dwyer/Fergal Boland, Declan Gath/Liam Delaney. Michael Lyons/John Gilmartin and Tony McTague/Michael Ashe.

    Results

    Presidents Mixed. Saturday 1 Oct.

    1st David O’Meara, Sean Ryan, K Flaherty, Caroline Guinan 26.7

    2nd Kieran Bell, Martin Young, Mary Byrne 29.3

    3rd Liam Delaney, Lady Captain Rita Delaney, Vera Smyth 29.5

    4th Michael Yates, June Carroll, Carmel Ryan 29.7

    5th Christy Purcell, Therese Kennedy, Angie Hough 30

    Presidents Tony and Gemma would like to thank all the members who supported the Presidents Mixed Scramble during the season. We enjoyed the fun and enthusiasm of each and every participant.

    Mid Ireland Tourism Golf Classic. Friday 30 September.

    1st. Esker Hills

    2nd. Brendan Egan Roll n'Bowl

    3rd Dessie Regan,Shinrone

    4th. Clonmona Office Supplies

    5th. Castle Barna

    Seniors. D Duffy J Madden L Delaney 18; D Abbott T Mc Tague P Byrne 18.

    9hTurkey. Seamas Breen. 14h Turkey. Pat Molloy

    For your diary

    Ongoing. 9h and 14h Turkeys.

    Thurs,6 Oct 10.15 Seniors.

    Friday 7 Oct. 11.00  Offaly Inter club match. Shotgun Start at 11.00 Refreshments at 10.30.

    Sat./Sun. 8/9 Oct. Matt Spain Trophy. 18 h Stableford. Sponsored by Baker Tilley Ryan and Glennon Accountants.

    Tues.11 Oct. Open Stableford

    Ladies’ golf

    Ladies Open Day.Sunday, 2nd October the last Open Day for the season with Siobhán Tynan, Sportsman Dream sponsoring the day was held. It was a huge success with over eighty ladies taking to the fairways.

    We had a big number of visitors to play the Open Day and this support is much appreciated.   Congratulations to all the prizewinners and it was lovely to see the visitors featuring – well done to all and also a huge thank you to Siobhán for lovely display of outdoor wear for the chilly days ahead!   The results are as follows:

    1st Elizabeth Pardy 41 points

    2nd Martina O’Brien 37 points

    Gross   Helen Egan – Tullamore 23 points

    3rd Bríd Hayes – East Clare 37 points

    4th Marian Kenny – Lucan 36 points

     

    Hampers and Turkey Competitions.The Hamper and Turkey Competitions have commenced and are ongoing.   Draws at the usual times on Wednesdays and arrange outside of this.   The first Hamper is 16 Holes and is very generously sponsored by Greg Hanlon, Hanlons Butchers, Castle Street.

     

    Final Day of the President’s Mixed Scramble.The President’s Tony and Gemma organised a Grand Finale of the President’s Mixed on last Saturday, 1st October and a big turnout of members attended what was a fitting tribute to our Presidents for organizing the mixed sociable scramble since last May.   On behalf of all the members a sincere ‘go raibh maith agat’ for giving the time and effort to organizing the Monday evenings.

     

    18 Hole Stableford Results.The results of the recent 18 hole competition kindly sponsored by one of our new sponsors - Smith and O’Mahony Opticians Birr are as follows:

    1st Marie Corcoran – 41 points

    2nd Kathleen Doorley – 35 points

    3rd Mary Bolger – 34 points

    Congratulations ladies and well played and also to Smith & O’Mahony – presentation of prizes took place on last Sunday evening after the Open Day.

     

    The Glenns Trophy.All roads lead to Birr Golf Club on next Wednesday, 5th October for the annual Glenns Trophy Competition.   This is a great day every year with an over demand for the timesheet.   We are most grateful to our generous sponsor Peter Fox Pharmacy again this year who has sponsored this competition since it commenced.   We wish the representing Birr ladies – Lady Captain Rita, Elizabeth Pardy, Mary Byrne and Therese Feeley the best of luck on the day.   Presentation of prizes will be at 6.30 p.m.

     

    9 Hole Competition.Results of the recent 9-hole competition are as follows:

    1st Mary Sullivan

    2nd Valerie Coleman

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Tony Hayden and his family on the death of his sister Marese in Nenagh recently. And to Brian Guinan and his family on the death of his brother Barney in Surrey last week.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 27 Sep 2011

    Results

    Club Tankard  G.O.Y.

    Results of the Club Tankard G.O.Y. played over last Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th September are as follows:

    1st Liam O’Brien  - 68 (10)

    2nd Tom Moylan – 68 (10)

    3rd Joe Rowland – 70 (12)

    Gross:  Declan Gath 74

    Congratulations to the men on superb scores over the weekend and also to Joe Rowland who is the 2011 Golfer of the Year Player.   Well done Joe!

    Tuesday Open Day Results

    1st John Dwyer – 38 points

    2nd Barry Davis – 35 points

    Ladies Golf

    Ladies Open Day

    Sunday, 2nd October is the last Open Day for the season with Siobhán Tynan, Sportsman Dream sponsoring the day.   Please support the day ladies and why not take the opportunity to invite some friends from away clubs to participate.    The Timesheet is posted for your attention and we look forward to seeing a big turnout for the last open day and also to support our very generous sponsor.

     

    Final Day of the President’s Mixed Scramble

    The President’s Tony and Gemma have organised a Grand Finale of the President’s Mixed for next Saturday, 1st October commencing at 2.00 p.m.    Do come out and play in the last of the mixed scrambles and enjoy the afternoon.

    18 Hole Stableford Results

    The results of the recent 18 hole competition kindly sponsored by one of our new sponsors - Smith and O’Mahony Opticians Birr are as follows:

    1st Marie Corcoran – 41 points

    2nd Kathleen Doorley – 35 points

    3rd Mary Bolger – 34 points

    Congratulations ladies and well played and also to Smith & O’Mahony – presentation of prizes will be at a later date.

    The Glenns Trophy

    All roads lead to Birr Golf Club on next Wednesday, 5th October for the annual Glenns Trophy Competition.   This is a great day every year with an over demand for the timesheet.   We are most grateful to our generous sponsor Peter Fox Pharmacy again this year who has sponsored this competition since it commenced.   We wish the representing Birr ladies the best of luck on the day.

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    Hospice Morning

    A very successful Coffee Morning in aid of Offaly Hospice was held in the Clubhouse on Thursday morning. The event was organised by the Glenn Eagle ladies and received strong support from the members, especially the senior men who contributed handsomely to this very worthy cause. While the final figures are not available as yet the organisers are delighted with the very substantial amount raised. Well done to all involved.

    Special Offer

    Special offer to all new members. Join now and play the fifteen months until 31 December 2012 for the price of twelve months. Contact: Joan at 057 912 0082.

    Oran’s Wish to Walk

    A Golf Classic will be held in The Glenns on 23/24 Sept. in aid of little Oran Molloy’s wish to walk. The cost per team of four is €100 and no doubt the members will turn out in force to support this very worthy cause. For further information please contact Paddy Kirwan at 087 296 2159.

    Results

    Captain’s Medal.1st Roddy Molloy (14) 70 nett. 2nd Padraig  Moylan (5) 72 nett. Gross:Barry Davis 78. 3rd John Ryan (12) 72 nett.

    Tuesday Open. 1st Bobby Ryland 36pts.   2nd John Dwyer. 33pts.

    Turkeys.9h Seamas Breen 22pts.    14h Pat Molloy 31pts.

    Seniors. B Donlon J Lynch S Coakley 41; T Rosney E Nevin D O Sullivan 45.

    Lorrha Outing.Captain Mary Dolan’s prize won by Carmel Ryan. President James O’Meara’s prize won by Brian O’Meara.. 1st Prize Men: Martin Young 38pts. 1st  Ladies: Jean Bauress. Past Captain’s: Mick Liffey

    For your diary

    Ongoing. 9 and 14 hole Stableford for turkeys. Lift clean and drop in Semi. Place on fairways.

    Seniors. Thurs.22 Sept. 12.00 Outing to Portarlington. Draw at 12.00.  Please note date and time.

    Golf Classic in aid of Oran’s wish to walk. Fri./Sat. 23/24 Sept. Contact: Paddy at 087 2961259

    Club Tankard Stroke. GOY. Sun.25 Sept.

    Open Stableford. All welcome. Tues.27 Sept.

    Ladies’ golf

    Ladies Open Day

    Sunday, 2nd October is the last Open Day for the season with Siobhán Tynan, Sportsman’s Dream sponsoring the day. Please support the day, ladies. And why not take the opportunity to invite some friends from away clubs to participate? The timesheet is posted for your attention and we look forward to seeing a big turnout for the last open day and also to support our very generous sponsor.

    Lady Captain’s Prizewinner

    Congratulations to Caroline Guinan, this year’s Lady Captain’s Prizewinner who competed in Roscrea in the annual Lady Captain’s Prizewinners competition last Tuesday and had a marvelous score of 39 points to finish joint first. Well done to Caroline who will now go forward to the Grand Final to be held in the Algarve.

    Glenn Eagles

    1st Marie Keane Valerie Coleman Mary McGee 31.5.  2nd Emwer Hanniffy Aileen Anderson Margaret Feehan 32.3 3rd Mary O’Gorman Patt Grogan Mary Byrne 32.5.

    The Glenns Trophy

    Ladies, it’s that time of the year again with the annual Glenns Trophy qualifying competition running until next  Saturday, 24th September. As usual we have a huge demand from visiting clubs to take part. Plans are at an advanced stage for the 5th October and we are looking forward to seeing everyone and hope the sun shines on the day.

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    President Gemma Butler’s Prize

    President Gemma had an excellent turnout for her prize on Sunday sponsored by AIB. A shotgun start at 1pm got the day off to a splendid start. Fortunately the rains and winds held off until later in the evening.

    At the presentation dinner Captain Rita Delaney congratulated Gemma on her beautiful prize and thanked her most sincerely for all the work she does on behalf of the Club. She noted in particular her work on behalf of the girl beginners and the Young Girls in Golf. Gemma was Captain in 2000 and plays off a handicap of 5. She is an inspiration to all and our Club is fortunate in having a President who is an inspiration to us all. In reply Gemma thanked all who played and helped to make the day a success. She stressed the work done by the course, bar and restaurant staffs and thanked the various committees for their interest in her day. She was especially grateful to AIB who sponsored her prize.

    She congratulated the winners especially Annette Ryan who won her prize. She remarked that Annette is a beginner to golf and she was happy to see the newcomers winning the prizes. An enjoyable evening was had by all. 

    Results

    President Gemma Butler’s prize sponsored by AIB.

    1st Annette Ryan 69 nett. 2nd Siobhan Tynan 70nett. Gross:Martina O’Brien 74. 3rd Valerie Coleman 71.

    Past Presidents. Bernie McTague 75 nett. 4th Carina Gleeson 71 nett 5th Liz Pardy 72 nett.

    Open Tues. 1st Tom Murtagh 35 pts. 2nd Cormac Moylan 33 pts.

    Seniors. T King S Bergin S Ryan 45;  J Carroll G Claffey T Kenny 45.

    Outing to Portarlington Thurs Sept 22nd Draw in Portarlington @ 12am. Please note date and time

    For your diary

    Ongoing Turkeys. 9h and 14h.

    Thurs.15 Sept. 10.15 Seniors.  Coffee morning in aid of Offaly Hospice. Also; Start of Christmas Draw.

    Sat.17 Sept. Societies. Also Ladies 18h sponsored by Smith and O’ Mahony Opticians.

    Sat./Sun/17/18  Sept. Captain’s Medal. GOY.

    Tues. 20 Open Stableford.

    Fri.23/Sat.24 Classic in aid of Oran Molloy. Contact:Paddy Kirwan.

    Sun.25 Matchplay finals

    Sun.2 Oct. Ladies Open day sponsored by Siobhan Tynan of Sportsman’s Dream, Nenagh.

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    Juniors

    Well done to our Juniors and their organisers on a very successful summer season. Many thanks to Vice Captain Seamas Breen and Brian Guinan on arranging the competitions on the Mondays  and to Captains Sean Stone and Aoife Cashen for all their hard work. We wish them every success in their golfing career

    Results of the Captains’ prizes to the Juniors.  Boys 3h. 1st Ben Haslam. Sam Smith Darragh McNamara.  

    Girls 3h. Orla Lenihan Cloe Kinsella Sorcha Moylan. 

    Boys and Girls 9h. 1st Brandon Beale. 2nd Adam Fitzgerald.

    18h. 1st Arran Murtagh. (36) 2nd Jonathan Bourke (36) and Cian Harte (36)

     

    Results

    Seniors. P Grealy J Gilmartin J Coleman F Jackson 42; M Dempsey T Rosney B Wilks 43.

    Bookies Prize. 1st Thomas Hogan (12) 66 nett. 2nd Liam O’Brien (11) 67 nett. Gross:John Dwyer (3) 76. 3rd Tony McCormack (15) 67 nett.

    Open Tuesday. 1st Christy Purcell (10) 41 pts.  2nd Keith Malone (14), Abbeyleix. 41 pts. Gross: Aidan Dooley (scr) 37 pts. 3rd Laurence Smith (5) 36 pts.

    Presidents’ Mixed.1st Martin Young  Mary Ryan Trish Guinan 27.2  2nd Alan Naylor Liam O’Brien Michael Yates Catherine Tooher. 27.3 3rd Kathleen Doorley Tony McCormack Kieran Flaherty 28.1

     

    For your diary

    Thurs.8 Sept. 10.15. Seniors.

    Sat. 10 Sept. Societies.

    Sat./Sun 10/11 Sept. 14h Turkeys.

    Sun.11 Sept. 1.00. Shot gun start for Lady President Gemma’s Prize.

    Mon.12 Sept. Start of 9h Turkeys.

    Tues. 13 Sept. Open Tuesdays. All welcome.

     

    Ladies golf

    Tipp V Offaly

    The annual Tipp V Offaly 18 Hole High/Low challenge took place on last Saturday, 3rd September.   This event is again very generously sponsored by Gael4orce: Ann Frawley & Georgina Chambers to whom we are most appreciative. Thanks to all the ladies who supported this fun day and enjoyable day was had by all especially the Offaly ladies who took the honours on this occasion. One must remember that the Tipp side will be back to full strength next year so don’t get any ideas about a two in a row!!  On the evening prior to the presentation of prizes we had  Crossogue Preserves from Ballycahill, Thurles who had a Tasting Session and a Promotional Sale  and we have to compliment Veronica Molloy on her excellent range of produce available and we will be seeing more of Veronica in the near future.

     

    Lady President’s Day

    Lady President’s Mrs. Gemma Butler’s day will take place on next Sunday with a shotgun start at 1.00 p.m. The list is posted for entries and the draw will take place on Thursday 8th September. The list is also posted for ladies wishing to have meal immediately after the golf so please do put your name down. On Thursday 8th we are also running a 9 hole competition from 4.30 p.m. after which the draw for partners will take place. The Bookies will also be on hand to try and make amends for their previous takings! On behalf of all the members we wish Gemma a wonderful and memorable day next Saturday.

     

    The Glenns Trophy

    Ladies, it’s that time of the year again with the annual Glenns Trophy Qualifying competition running from Monday, 29th August to Saturday, 24th September.   The details of the competition are posted in the locker room for your information and attention.  

     

    A.A. Team News

    Roscrea Golf Club last Sunday was the venue for the I.L.G.U. Mid-Leinster Regional Finals with Birr Senior Foursomes qualifying for the final to meet Enniscorty.   We extend commiserations to the team of Lady President Gemma Butler/Martina O’Brien, Ann Frawley/Susan Reidy, Mairéad McIntyre/ Vera Smyth, Ann Kenny/Emer Hanniffy and also to the Team Captains Ann McIntyre and Yvonne Boland who on the day were unlucky to be beaten by the ladies from the South East.  These girls put in a huge personal effort for this team and left no stone unturned in their preparation for all the matches to date and they are to be highly commended.  A huge thank you to all the members who traveled to support the girls on last Sunday, it was very much appreciated by the team.     

    We extend congratulations to Roscrea Golf Club who hosted this prestigious event and did so very admirably and also to congratulate the victorious Roscrea Minor Cup Team who now go forward to the All-Ireland Semi-Finals in two weeks time.

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    Captain’s Prize

    The final of Captain Joe Slevin’s prize was run without a hitch in perfect weather conditions on Sunday. The also-rans had a shotgun start at the early hour of 8am with the leaders all driving off at 1pm.

    President Tony McTague in introducing the Captain noted that Joe was the first Kilcormac man to be Captain of the Club,  had worked tirelessly for the promotion of golf in Birr and had been an excellent leader during his time at the helm. Joe in reply thanked Bernard Kennedy who invited him to be Captain. He knew it was going to be an onerous task but with the help of the many members and the various staffs and committees his work was made both enjoyable and productive. He was extremely grateful to Paschal and Catherine Troy for their very generous sponsorship and he wished them continued success with their Sales Company. He was especially grateful to Lady Captain Rita, Lady President Gemma and the Ladies Committee for their great work and wished the team well in the Mid Leinster final in Roscrea on Sunday. As this was the first occasion when the Juniors took part he was happy to have introduced this competition as Juniors were the lifeblood of a club and hopefully they will carry on the traditions of the Glenns.

    He thanked his wife Dolores and his family who were more or less ‘orphaned’ during the year.  

    He congratulated all who won prizes and in particular Pat Doyle who had an exciting tussel with Seamie Breen for the coveted prize. The spectators were delighted to see it going to a 3-hole playoff. He noted that Pat was well used to winning as he is the proud owner of nine County Senior medals for football. This was his first major on the golf course and he wished him further success.

    In conclusion Captain Joe called on all to support the Club in these difficult times and quoted Abraham Lincoln who said, ‘Everyone has the right to criticise if they have the heart to help out.’

    Pat Doyle in accepting his prize said he was thrilled to have won Joe’s prize and praised all who had made the occasion so noteworthy. 

    Results

    2011 CAPTAINS PRIZE RESULT.

    1ST PAT DOYLE 66 + 70 = 136 WINNER AFTER PLAYOFF;

    2ND SEAMUS BREEN 67 + 69 = 136  GROSS DECLAN GATH 73 + 75 = 148 3RD JOHN CONNIFFE 69 + 70 = 139 4TH AIDAN FARRELLY 78 + 65 = 143 5TH BARRY DAVIS 65 + 78 = 143 6TH MICHAEL FEIGHERY 74 + 70 = 144 7TH JOHN MURPHY 72 + 73 = 145 8TH PETER KEANE 74 + 72 = 146 9TH PJ LOWRY 73 + 73 = 146 10TH CORMAC MOYLAN 70 + 76 = 146  11TH ROBERT SHEILS 75 + 72 = 147 

    1ST 18 NETT PADRAIG MOYLAN 68  2ND 18 NETT PAT MAHER 69 

    PAST CAPTAINS. MICHAEL LYONS 76 + 74 = 150

    VETERANS. JOHN CARROLL 72 + 78 = 150

    JUNIOR 18 HOLE. JONATHON BOURKE 36 PTS LUKE GUINAN 34 CIAN HART 34

    9 HOLE.KEVIN O KEEFE 34 BRANDON BEALE 34.5

    LADIES 9 HOLE. 1ST PATRICIA KENNEDY 21  2ND CAROLINE GUINAN 18  3RD KATHLEEN DOORLEY 18

    Seniors

    B Donlon M Ashe T Nestor J Coleman 41; B Mc Gurk J Gilmartin C Loughnane 45.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble

    1st Billy McGarry Theresa Fealy Phil Flynn 22. 2nd Joe Slevin (Capt) Liam Delaney Eileen Delaney 26.6. 3rd John Carroll Martina O’Brien Carmel Ryan 27.75.

    Please note that the Presidents’ Mixed will start at 4.30 for the next few weeks.

    Open Tuesday. 1st Michael Murtagh 40 pts. 2nd Tom Daly (Tullamore) 37pts. Gross: Billy McGarry 38. 3rd Jamie Conboy (Portumna)  36pts.

    Juniors

    Captain Joe Slevin’s Prize.(27 Aug.) 18h. 1st Jonathan Bourke. 2nd Cian Harte. 3rd Luke Guinan.

    9h. 1st Kevin O’Keeffe. 2nd Brandon Beale.

    22nd Aug. Aoife Cashens Captain’s Prize. 1st Leah Gath. 2nd Niamh Horan3rd Aoife Cashen.  9h Boys. 1st Michael Hand. 2nd Kevin O’Keeffe. 3rd Celim King.

    Captain Sean Stone’s Prize. 1st Jonathan Bourke 2nd Conor Nolan. Gross:Cian Harte.3rd Luke Guinan.  Golfers of the year. Girls 9h. Leanne Hogan.  Boys’ 9h Robert Haines. 18h Luke Guinan.

    For your diary

    Thurs. 1 Sept. 10.15 Seniors.

    Sat/Sun. 3/4 Sept. Bookies Prize.GOY.

    Mon.5 Sept. 4.45 Presidents’ Mixed.

    Tues. 6 Sept. Open Stableford. All welcome. 

    Ladies

    Tipp V Offaly

    The annual Tipp v Offaly 18 Hole High/Low Challenge will take place next Saturday, 3rd September. This event is again very generously sponsored by Gael4orce – Ann Frawley & Georgina Chambers to whom we are most appreciative. The list is posted for entries and the draw for partners will take place on Thursday evening, 1st September. Please support this fun day. On the evening we are pleased to announce that Crossogue Preserves will also have a Tasting Session and a Promotional Sale after the Competition so do come out and enjoy.

    The Glenns Trophy

    Ladies, it’s that time of the year again with the annual Glenns Trophy Qualifying Competition running from Monday, 29th August to Saturday, 24th September. The details of the competition are posted in the locker room for your information and attention.  

    A.A. Team News

    All roads lead to Roscrea Golf Club on Sunday 4th September for the I.L.G.U. Mid-Leinster Regional Finals. Birr Senior Foursomes have qualified for the final and will meet Enniscorty at 9.00 a.m.  We extend good wishes to the team of Lady President Gemma Butler/Martina O’Brien, Ann Frawley/Susan Reidy, Mairéad McIntyre/ Vera Smyth, Ann Kenny/Emer Hanniffy on the day and also to the Team Captains Ann McIntyre and Yvonne Boland.   

    We also extend congratulations to our neighbouring Club Roscrea who are hosting this prestigious event and extend good wishes to the Roscrea Minor Cup Team who are playing Arklow.

    Congratulations

    Heartiest congratulations to Collette O’Brien on winning the Club Development draw. By coincidence her husband Paddy also won the first prize last year.  Other winners were: Se Pardy, Ann McIntyre, Charlie Loughnane, Marie Frawley,Carmel Kelly, John Connell, Michael De Forge,Alan Naylor

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    Captain’s Prize

    The preliminary round of Captain Joe Slevin’s prize was played over Saturday and Sunday. Despite the excellent weather conditions scoring was difficult with no more the seven players breaking seventy or better. Barry Davis is the leader in the clubhouse and will certainly be in contention for the coveted prize. In a break with tradition there will be a shotgun start for the final at 1.00pm on Sunday. All to check in by 12.30. This year’s prize is sponsored by Paschal Troy of Troy Sales Ltd.  Captain Joe and all the qualifiers are wished every success on the day.

     

    For your diary

    Thrs. 25 Aug. 2011 10.15 Seniors.

    Sat. 27 Aug. 2.30 Tudenham Cup v Delvin Park. 2 Home 3 Away

    Sun. 28 Aug. 1.00  Captain Joe Slevin’s |Prize . sponsored by Troy Sales Ltd. Shotgun Start.

    Mon. 29 Aug. 10.00 Captains’ Prize to the Juniors.

    Mon. 29 Aug. 4.45 Presidents’ Mixed Scramble.

    Tues. 30 Aug. Open Stableford.

    Sun. 4 Sept. Bookies’ Prize. GOY.

     

    CAPTAINS PRIZE. TIMESHEET

    FOR SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST. SHOTGUN START @ 1PM. CHECK IN 12.30 PM.

    1ST BARRY DAVIS PAT DOYLE SEAMUS BREEN PADRAIG MOYLAN

    2ND FRAN QUINN DAITHI REGAN STEPHEN DUNNE PASCHAL FOLEY

    3RD MARTIN TALBOT ANDY MASTERSON TOM RIGNEY BILLY MCGARRY

    4TH GER CLAFFEY JOE CONROY JOHN O HARE WILLIE DOLAN

    5TH PAT GLEESON TONY MCCORMACK JOHN GLENNON DICK JOHNSTON

    6TH DARRAGH O HARE TOM WRIGHT FERGUS GARLANG SEAMUS GUINAN

    7TH EDDIE NEVIN TOM MURTAGH BARRY KING DENIS DUFFY

    8TH ADRIAN SHEILS JOHN CONNELL IAN SMITH MICHAEL LYONS

    9TH FRANK KENNY JOHN MILLER BILLY DONLON ROBERT SHEILS

    10TH RODDY MOLLOY THOMAS MOYLAN VINCENT LIFFEY TREVOR FLETCHER

    11TH MR PRESIDENT PETER KEANE MICHAEL FEIGHERY MICHAEL STEPHENS

    12TH MICHAEL YATES JOHN RYAN STEPHEN GROGAN DERMOY MOYLAN

    13TH JOE GROGAN JOHN KELLY ENDA CARROLL PJ LOWRY

    14TH KEVIN MCNAMARA BRENDAN HOGAN SEAN LYNAM LIAM O BRIEN

    15TH JOHN DWYER JOHN CARROLL ROGER BYRNE CHRISTY PURCELL

    16TH MATT FEENANE JOHN MURPHY CHARLIE BROPHY PETER HOARE

    17TH MICK LIFFEY DECLAN GATH JOHN FLEURY PASCHAL TROY

    18TH JOHN CONNIFFE CORMAC MOYLAN TOM HOGAN JOHN IRWIN

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    Captain’s Prize

    It’s that time again when the highlight of the year is upon us. Obviously this is a special event with our Captain Joe being honoured. The draw for Joe’s prize takes place on Thursday evening with the qualifying round to be played over the weekend. The draw sheets are in the locker room so please put your name down before the deadline which is Thursday 18th at 8pm. We are especially grateful to Paschal Troy of Troy Sales Ltd. for his most generous sponsorship

    Results

    Alf Regan Trophy. 1st Declan Gath (2) 41pts. 2nd John Dwyer (4) 41pts. Gross:Robbie Sheils (2) 34pts. 3rd Mark Noonan ((18) 40pts.

    Tuesday Open. 1st Tristan O’Rourke (1) 41pts. 2nd Arthur Joyce (14) 40pts. Gross:Billy McGarry (0) 38pts. 3rd Tom King (21) 36pts

    Seniors. B Donlan B Guinan D Johnston 74; T King T McTague G Claffey 72.

    Presidents’ Scramble.1st Frances Ashe Kieran Flaherty Mary Byrne 26.1.  2nd Denise O’Hare John O’Hare Michael Stephens Bernard Kennedy 28.  3rd John Carroll Eileen Delaney  Aileen Watkins 28.

    St. Rynaghs Classic. 1st Tony McCormack Declan Gath Kathleen Doorley Pat Doyle 109pts. 2nd Ger Flannery Pat McNamara Brendan Regan Denis Magnier 109 pts. 3rd Michael Yates John Yates John Murphy Ray Flannery 107 pts.  4th Cormac Moylan Padraig Moylan Dermot Moylan Tomas Moylan 105 pts. 5th Pat Bennett John Conniffe Damien Howe Martin Young 105 pts. 6th Marie Keane Peter Keane Carmel Ryan Brian Guinan 101 pts. 7th Gary Kelly Alan Lowry Kieran Lowry Andy Masterson 99 pts.

    Nearest Pin: Gemma Butler.

    Irish Aviation (Se Pardy Classic)1st Peter Dennison Paul Cullen Ross Concannon Dermot O’Neill 54.1. 2nd Rob Merrigan Rob Connolly John Doherty Geoff White 57.5. 3rd Mark Sheils Michael O’ Friel Gerard Naughton Derek Collins 58. 4th Peter Kearney Paul Madigan Bernie Madigan John Kinsella.59.5 5th Anne Nolan Tony Condron Mark Ryan Gerald Farrell 59.7.

    Longest Drive:Carmel Kirby. Nearest Pin:John McDermott. Nearest Line:Conor Murphy. Best Dressed Lady: Noleen Duggan. Best Dressed Gent: Steve Williams. Best Dressed Team: Kevin Keigher

    Juniors.18h 1st Luke Guinan 38. 2nd Conor Stone 37. 3rd Sean Kinsella 36.

    Boys. 9h 1st Patrick Scully. 2nd Mark Haines. 3rd Brandon Beale. Girls 9. Leanne Hogan

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    Club Development Classic

    Well done to the organising committee and all involved in organising the Annual Club Development Classic. At the presentation of prizes Captain Joe Slevin thanked especially all the members who turned out in exceptional numbers  and helped to make the event such a success. He singled out our main sponsors Michael Kennedy of Kennedy Motors and David Corbett of D L Cullinane for their generosity and support. Other sponsors who were thanked were:Tommy Rohan, Glennons Wholesalers,  Michael Foxe, Eugene Flynn, Banagher,Michael O’Connor òf Shop and Hotel Supplies, Birr and Pat Milne of Milne Foods, Birr.

    The Captain acknowledged all the work done by the organisers and all who looked after the entries, the bar, the catering on the 11th and the competition on the 14th. Hole. He stressed that several local clubs also supported the event by sending teams and vouchers.

    The draw for the free Annual Membership will take place on Captain’s night on 28 August. Sheets for Captain Joe’s prize are in the locker room and the draw will be held on Thurs. 18 Aug. at 8.00 pm. The prize this year is sponsored by Paschal Troy of Troy Sales Ltd.

    For your diary

    Thurs.11 Aug. 10.15 Seniors. 12.00 Glenn Eagles

    Thurs. 11 Aug. 5.00.  Tudenham Cup. Birr v Moate.

    Fri. 12 Aug.  Se Pardy Classic

    Sat. 13 Aug.  Societies.

    Sat./Sun. 13/14 Aug.  Alf Regan Trophy. 18h Stableford.

    Mon. 15 Aug. Midland Boys Trophy. 36 holes. For entry please ring 057 9120082.

    Mon. 15 Aug.4.45  Presidents’ Mixed.

    Thurs,18 Aug. 10.00.  Seniors. Birr v Ennis. Both 9s in play.

    Thurs 18 Aug. 8pm. Draw for Captains Prize.

    Sat/Sun 20/21 Aug. Captain Joe Slevin’s prize. Sponsored by Paschal Troy Sales Ltd. Time sheets in locker room.

    Results

    Seniors. S Dennigan D Johnston L Delaney 43; C Mc Garry M Liffey B Mc Guirk 46.

    Club Development Classic sponsored by Michael Kennedy Motors, Birr and David Corbett of Cullinane Butchers, Birr.

    1st Stephen Lonergan Brian Doyle Brian Nolan Darragh Molloy 105pts. 2nd Eamon Lowry Thady Clancy Tom Wright James Hamill 98pts. 3rd Aidan Hogan Kevin Hogan Ian Smith Alan Hennessy 94pts. 4th Captain Joe Slevin Darragh Claffey Paschal Troy Seamas Breen 94pts. 5th Anthony Dollard Caroline Guinan Sean Doorley Dominic McNamara 92pts. 6th Michael Yates John Murphy Willie Madden Fergus Garland 92pts. 7th Seamas Breen Roger Byrne Carina Gleeson Yvonne Claffey 92pts. 8th Jim O’Neill Benny Larkin Christy Loughnane  Kieran McLoughlin 91pts. 9th Lady President Gemma Butler Shauna Carroll Amy Spain Kenneth Rice 91pts. 10th Michael Yates Willie Madden John Yates Jonathan Yates 90pts 11th Captain Joe Slevin Frank Kearns Conor Slevin Paschal Troy 90pts. 12th Kevin McGuire Kevin McNamara Denis Earley Ollie Nolan 90pts.  All Ladies team: Lady Captain Rita Delaney Kathleen Doorley Dorrie Kennedy  Olive Mulhare 89pts. Men’s Longest Drive: Sean Moylan. Ladies Longest Drive:Sheila Brennan. Mens Nearest  pin: Arthur Joyce. Ladies nearest pin: Bernadette McTague.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble: 1st  John Carroll Mary Byrne June Carrol 27.4. 2nd David O’Meara Denise O’Hare Mary Bolger Peter Keane 27.7 3rd Captain Joe Slevin Carmel Ryan Patricia Guinan 28.

    Open Stableford.1st Laurence Smith (8) 39pts. 2nd John Duggan (22) 39pts. Gross:Barry davis (6) 38pts. 3rd Oisin Stronge (10) 36pts.

    Juniors.Girls 9h. 1st Aimee Carroll. 2nd Jen Nolan .

    Boys 9h 1st Daniel O’Meara and Robert Haines. 2nd Mark Haines.

    18h. Liam Butler’s Prize. 1st Shauna Carroll. 2nd Ken Rice. 3rs Arran Murtagh.

    Inter Club.Best of luck to Manager Tom Rigney and his team in the Tudenham Cup match v Moate on Thursday. At home are: Brendan Hogan/John Dwyer. Martin Young/Stephen Grogan and Tony McCormack/Gavin Young. Away are: Roddy Molloy/Pat Maher and Tom Rigney/Kevin MCNamara.

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to PJ Lowry and his family on the death of his father Joseph in Kilcormac recently. And to Tom King and his family on the death of his mother Mary Ellen in Dunmore, Co. Galway last week.

    Ladies’ golf

    18 Hole Competition

    The results of the recent Ladies Open18 hole 3 person team took place on last Sunday, 7th August with a good turnout of ladies with a number of neighbouring clubs supporting our Open Day.   This day was very kindly sponsored by Kevin McGrath Golf Academy to whom we are most appreciative.  The results are as follows:

    1st Place – Therese Feeley (36), Eileen Delaney (36) & Carmel Kelly (32) – 57 points

    2nd Place – Christine Bruce (26), Caroline Guinan (29) & Liz Pardy  - 57 points

    3rd Place – Kathleen Doorley (15), Sheila Brennan (14) & Margaret Feehan (33) – 56 points

    18 Hole Stableford

    There will be an 18 hole competition held on this Wednesday, 10th August with draws at the usual times and arrange and play for after 4.00 p.m.

    The Bookies Prize

    The Bookies Prize will take place on next Sunday, 14th August – the list for entries is posted for your attention in the Locker Room and please note that the draw for partners will take place on Thursday, 11th August.

    A.A. Team News

    The Challenge Team played their semi-final on Monday, 25th July in Abbeyleix against The Curragh.   Unfortunately their run came to an end by a stronger and more experienced Curragh side.  The panel of Carmel Ryan, Mary Byrne, Carmel Kelly, Patricia Guinan, Leilagh Hogan, Margaret Feehan, Caroline Guinan and Amy Spain played their hearts out over the campaign and they are to be commended having put in such a huge effort playing and practicing.  Thanks also to the Team Captain Liz Pardy.

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    Vintage Week

    The 43rd Annual Vintage Week is wished every success by Birr Golf Club. During the week several golf competitions are taking place. St. Rynagh’s GAA will run their Annual Classic on Fri.5th and Sat 6th.  There is an Open 3-ball on Mon. 8th, Wed. 10th and Thurs. 11th. The weekly Open Stableford Singles takes place on Tues. 9th.  Please ring 057 9120082 to book a time. Food and refreshments will be available throughout the week.

     

    Results

    Seniors. J Hynes D Quinn P Walshe 44; D Johnston J Molloy P Byrne 47.

     

    For your diary

    Thurs.4 Aug. 10.15 Seniors.  12.00 Glenn Eagles.

    Fri./Sat. 5/6 Aug. St. Rynagh’s Classic

    Sun.7 Aug. Ladies Open Day.

    Mon. 8 Aug. 10.00. Juniors.

    Mon.8 Aug. 4.45. Presidents’ Mixed Scramble.

    Tues. 9 Aug. Open Stableford. All welcome.

    Wed.10 Aug. Vintage Week Open 3 Ball.

    Thurs. 11 Aug. 10.15. Seniors. 12.00 Glenn Eagles.

    Thurs.11 Aug. 1.00. Vintage Week Open 3ball.

    Fri. 12 Aug. Se Pardy Classic.

    Sat.13 Aug. Societies.

    Sat.13 Aug. 3.00 Tudenham Cup. Birr v Moate.

    Sat./Sun 20/21 Aug. Captain Joe Slevin’s Prize.

    Sun.28 Aug. Captain’s Prize.

     

    Professional golf

    Kevin Mc Grath, golf professional is running his ever popular summer camps at the moment. Next camp is starting on Monday 25th at 10 a.m. Camp runs for two hours each morning and for four days. Call the shop to book in or Kevin directly at 087 237 9234. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 26 Jul 2011

    Birr Golf Club Development Classic

    On Saturday 30th July, Sunday 31st July and Monday 1st August we are holding our Seventh Annual Development Classic. Our main sponsor is Michael Kennedy of Kennedy Motors, Birr and the burgers are sponsored by David Corbett of Cullinane Butchers, Birr.

    Since the completion of our development in 2009 our new course has been much appreciated by club members and visitors alike and we look forward to maintaining and improving the course where possible in the coming year.

    On behalf of the management committee, we thank you in advance and hope you can support the classic over the bank holiday weekend. In the financial times we find ourselves in, it is imperative that all members get behind this fundraising venture and give your heartiest support. It is an opportunity to invite relations and friends from other clubs to play our beautiful course. This in turn will multiply numbers playing and therefore, benefit all.

    Cost per team for this year’s classic is €120 which includes burgers and refreshments on the 11th Tee. Full catering is also available in our Glenn’s Restaurant all day. The cost to sponsor a hole or tee is €50, should you wish to advertise your business / company over the three days. The timesheets are posted in the Clubhouse for the three days and if you wish to sponsor / advertise please contact the Club. We thank you for your continued loyalty and support

     

    For your diary

    Thurs. 28 July  Seniors,  12.00 Glenn Eagles

    Sat./Sun./Mon. 30/31/July/l Aug, Club Classic sponsored by Michael Kennedy Motors Birr.

    Tues.2 Aug. Open Stableford. All welcome.

    St. Rynagh’s GAA Classic. On 5/6 August.

    Sun.7 Aug. Ladies open day.

    Mon.8 Aug. 10.00 Juniors.

    Mon.8 Aug. 4.45 Prsidents Mixed Scramble

    Sat.13 Aug. Tudenham Cup v Moate.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 19 Jul 2011

    Birr Golf Club Development Classic

    On Saturday 30th July, Sunday 31st July and Monday 1st August we are holding our Seventh Annual Development Classic. Our main sponsor is Michael Kennedy of Kennedy Motors, Birr and the burgers are sponsored by David Corbett of Cullinane Butchers, Birr.

    Since the completion of our development in 2009 our new course has been much appreciated by club members and visitors alike and we look forward to maintaining and improving the course where possible in the coming year.

    On behalf of the management committee, we thank you in advance and hope you can support the classic over the bank holiday weekend. In the financial times we find ourselves in, it is imperative that all members get behind this fundraising venture and give your heartiest support. It is an opportunity to invite relations and friends from other clubs to play our beautiful course. This in turn will multiply numbers playing and therefore, benefit all.

    Cost per team for this year’s classic is €120 which includes burgers and refreshments on the 11th Tee. Full catering is also available in our Glenn’s Restaurant all day. The cost to sponsor a hole or tee is €50, should you wish to advertise your business / company over the three days. The timesheets are posted in the Clubhouse for the three days and if you wish to sponsor / advertise please contact the Club. We thank you for your continued loyalty and support.

     

    For your diary

    Thurs. 21 July 10.15.  Seniors. 

    Fri. 22 July. Irish Wheelchair Classic. Contact: Kathleen Carroll.

    Sat. 23 July. Lady Captain Rita Delaney’s Prize.   5.00. 9h Competition for men.

    Sun. 24 July. 18h Stableford.

    Sun.24 July.  1pm.  Birr V Abbeyleix in Duggan Cup.

    Mon.25 July.  10.00 Juniors. Sponsor is Butlers’ Pharmacy, Birr.

    Mon.25 July 4.45.  Presidents’ Mixed Scramble. All welcome.

    Sat./Sun./Mon. July 30/31/Aug.1.  Club Classic Sponsored by Michael Kennedy Motors Birr.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 12 Jul 2011

    Birr Golf Club Development Classic

    On Saturday 30th July, Sunday 31st July and Monday 1st August we are holding our 7th Annual Development Classic.

    Since the completion of our development in 2009 our new course has been much appreciated by club members and visitors alike and we look forward to maintaining an improving where possible the course in the coming year.

    On behalf of the management committee, we thank you in advance and hope you can support the classic over the bank holiday weekend. In the financial times we find ourselves in, it is imperative that all members get behind this fund raising venture and give your heartiest support. It is an opportunity to invite relations and friends from other clubs to play our beautiful course. This in turn will multiply numbers playing and therefore, benefit all.

    Cost per team for this year’s classic is €120 which includes burgers and refreshments on the 11th Tee. Full catering is also available in our Glenn’s Restaurant all day. The cost to sponsor a hole or tee is €50, should you wish to advertise your business / company over the three days. The timesheets are posted in the Clubhouse for the three days and if you wish to sponsor / advertise please contact the Club. We thank you for your continued loyalty and support.

    For your diary

    Thurs.14 July. 10.15  Seniors.

    Sat. 16 July. Societies.

    Sat./Sun. 16/17 July Open 2 ball.  Sponsored by Hugo Loonam Motors, Cloghan.All welcome.

    Mon.18 July 10.00 Juniors. Also McGarry Cup.

    Tues.19 July. Open Tuesday. All welcome.

    Sun. 23 July. Lady Captain Rita Delaney’s Day.

    Kenny Cup. Ongoing. All matches to be played by Sat. 23rd July

    Hi/Lo  Draw for match play on Thurs.14th. at 8pm.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 05 Jul 2011

    Club Classic

    Our Annual Club Classic takes place on July 30/31 and on Monday 1 August. As this is our main fund-raising competition during the year, members are asked to help out in every way possible by entering teams, sponsoring tees or holes or contributing prizes. A sub committee has been set up and all details will be available shortly.

     

    Volunteers

    Volunteers are asked to come along and help with strimming, grass cutting and general tidying up on Wed.6 July between the hours of 5 to 9. All help gratefully accepted.

     

    For your diary

    Thurs. 7 July. 10.15. Seniors. 12.00 Glenn Eagles.

    Thurs.7 July. 4pm. Tudenham Cup.  Birr v Moyvalley.

    Sat. 9 July.  Birr GAA Classic.

    Sun. 10 July.  Captain’s Medal  sponsored by Sportswear Direct, Birr.

    Sun.10 July.  9pm. Presentation of prizes.

    Mon.11 July. 10.00. Juniors.

    Mon. 10 July. 4.45.  President’s Mixed Scramble.

    Tues. 11 July. Open Stableford. All welcome.

    Sat./Sun/ 30/31/July and Mon. 1 Aug. Club Classic.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 28 Jun 2011

    Intermediate Scratch Cup

    This weekend we have the Corrib Oil sponsored Intermediate Cup. A timesheet will be in operation  and members are asked to adhere to the times selected. Also on Friday the very popular Drumcullen GAA classic takes place.

    For your diary

    Wed.29 June 10.15.  Seniors. Note change.

    Thurs.30 June.  9 to 12. McDowell Trophy.

    Fri.1 July.   Drumcullen GAA Classic.

    Sat 2 July. 9 to 12. 3-Ball Final.

    Sun. 3 July.  Intermediate  Scratch Cup sponsored by Corrib Oil.

    Mon.4 July 10.00. Juniors.

    Mon. 4 July 4.45.  Presidents’ Mixed.

    Tues. 5 July. Open Tuesday. All welcome.

    Sat. 9 July.  Birr GAA Classic. Contact: Michelle Hogan. Hon. Sec.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 21 June 2011

    Rory McIlroy

    What a weekend to be alive and be a fan of golf. Four days of breath taking golf and at the end another Irishman capturing one of the most coveted trophies on the circuit. Great credit to Rory and also to the Golfing Union of Ireland for providing such excellent training facilities for our young.golfers.Things can only get better

    For your diary

    Thurs. 23 June.   Sisters. Contact:Mary O’Gorman

    Thurs. 23 June. Seniors to Tullamore.

    Sat. 25 June Ex. Presidents and Captains: Golf 3pm to 5pm followed by Dinner. Contact Joan at 057 9120337

    Sat/Sun. 25/26 June.  Open Scramble . Any Combination.

    Sat. 9.30.  Senior Cup v The Heath at Portarlington.

    Sun. 26 June 4pm. Castlebarna Shield. Birr v Portarlington

    Mon. Junior Golf every Monday at 10am.

    Mon. 27 June 4.45.  Presidents’ Mixed Scramble.

    Tues. 28 June.   Open Stableford. All welcome.

    Wed. 29 June. 10.15.  Seniors. Note change of day.

    Thurs. 30 June.  McDowell Trophy.

    Fri. 1 July.   Drumcullen GAA Classic.

    Sat. 2 July 9 to 12.30. Finals of 3ball competition. 20 Markers needed. Contact:Francie Horan.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 14 June 2011

    President’s Prize

    President Tony McTague’s prize, sponsored by Brendan O’Carroll of Premier Insulations, was held over the weekend. Conditions were ideal on Saturday when excellent scores were returned. Unfortunately the weather turned nasty on Sunday but this did not deter many hardy souls from taking to the fairways.

    At the presentation of prizes on Sunday evening Captain Joe Slevin thanked Tony for taking on the Presidency and contributing so much towards the management and running of the Club. In reply Tony said it was privilege to be involved with such friendly club and praised all who played in his competition and helped to organise the event. He thanked in particular Brendan O’Carroll of Premier Insulations for his most generous sponsorship and wished his company continued success.

    Tony congratulated all the winners  particularly Brendan Hoare who returned a fine 64 nett off 11

     

    For your diary

    Tues.14 June. Tudenham Cup v Esker Hills at 4:30pm

    Wed. 15 June 5pm. Duggan Cup v Esker Hills at 5:00pm

    Thurs. 16 June 10.15.   Seniors. Glenn Eagles at 12.00

    Sat.18 June. Societies.

    Sat. 18 June  Jimmy Bruen Qualifying at The Heath at 11:20am

    Sat/Sun 18/19 June.  Lady Captain’s Prize to Men. 18h Stableford.

    Mon 20 June 10 am.   Juniors.

    Mon. 20 June 4.45.   Presidents’ Mixed Scramble. All welcome.

    Tues.21 June. Open Tuesday. Visitors welcome.

    Thurs. 23 June.  Sisters Competition. Contact Mary O’Gorman.

    Sat. 25 June. Past Presidents and Captains. Contact Michael Yates.

     

    Results

    President’s Prize.Tony McTague’s  President’s Prize sponsored by Brendan O.Carroll of Premier Insulations. 1st Brendan Hoare (11) 64 nett. 2nd Daithi Regan (12) 66 nett. Gross:Billy Donlon 73 gross. 3rd Eddie Nevin (16) 67 nett. 4th Joe Rowland (14) 67 nett. 5th Ger Claffey (15) 68 nett. 6th Jimmy Egan (10) 68 nett. 7th Pat Gleeson (15) 69 nett. Past President: Michael Liffey (13) 71 nett. Veterans: TomWright (15) 69 nett.

    Ladies 9h Stableford; Caroline Guinan 24 pts. 2nd Liz Nolan 20 pts. 3rd Laanne Hogan 20 pts.

    Seniors.K Bell T King P Grealy 43; L Delaney M Liffey J Carroll E Foley 45; Tullamore Outing Thurs June 23rd.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 07 June 2011

    President’s Prize

    This weekend we have the opportunity of honouring our President Tony McTague. Tony is an outstanding member of our club and has given many hours of his time to the running of the club and representing us on several inter-club teams. Brendan O’Carroll of Premier Insulations has kindly agreed to sponsor the event. We are very grateful to Brendan for his generous sponsorship.

     

    The draw for partners will take place on Thurs. 9th at 8 pm. Please ensure your name is on the entry sheet. There will be a Ladies 9h. Stroke on Sunday evening.

     

    For your diary

    Thurs.9 June at10.15 Seniors.

    Sat. 10 June.  Societies.

    Sat/Sun 11/12 June. President Tony McTague’s Prize sponsored by Brendan O’Carroll of Premier Insulations.

    Mon. 13 June at 5pm. Presidents’ Mixed Scramble. All welcome.

    Tues. 14 June. Open Stableford. Visitors most welcome.

    Thurs. 23 June. Sisters Competition. Contact: Mary O’Gorman.

    Sat. 25 June. Past Captains and Presidents: Contact: Michael Yates.

    Fri/Sat 24/25 June. St. Rynagh’s GAA Classic.

     

    Results

    Presidents Mixed Scramble

    1st Sean Moylan Ita Cavanagh Catherine Barry 27.9. 2nd John Irwin ony McCormack, Yvonne Claffey and Ger Claffey 28.1.  3rd Roger Byrne Jim Cleary and Brian Nolan 29.4.

    Open Tuesday. 1st Peter Swanepoel (17) 37pts. 2nd Christy Collins (14) Nenagh. 35pts. Gross:Cormac Moylan 29pts. 3rd Gavin Young(5) 34pts.

    Seniors. Martin Hynes Sean Ryan Declan Hennessy 42; John Carroll Ken Mc Dowell Christy Mc Garry 43

    Kenny and Hackett Cups.Players please note that the second round of these competitions must be played by 14 June. The player on top of the draw arranges the time and day for the match.

    Inter Club.Best of luck to the Barton Shield team in the playoffs on Saturday. The team under manager Michael Lyons is: Joe Lyons/Declan Gath and Michael Horan/Billy Donlon. Reserves: Robbie Shiels and Roger Byrne. The first round is decided on stroke play. Four teams to qualify.

     

    Kevin McGrath professional coaching

    PGA Professional Kevin McGrath recently launched a new website www.kevinmcgrathgolf.com. Dates have now been finalized for the ever popular summer camps, so contact Kevin at the shop or on 087 237 9234 to book your place as places are limited.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 31 May 2011

    Mini Classic

    Our very popular mini-classic takes place on next Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. This competition is run in aid of club funds and has been very well supported over the past few years. There is a time sheet in operation and members and visitors alike are asked to arrange their own times or  ring 057 9120082 for a booking.

    Presentations

    Lady Captain Rita Delaney introduced Presidents Gemma and Tony who presented their prizes to the men and ladies respectively. They thanked all who played and congratulated the winners Pat Gleeson and President Gemma Captain Rita thanked  Hassetts Topline of Crinkill and Banagher for their sponsorship of Open Week, Caroline McCarthy for her sopnsorship of the Member’s prize and Michael Horan for his sponsorship of the O’Dowd trophy. Special mention was made of Matt Feenane who returned a 60 nett, a club record in the Member’s prize.

    Congratulations

    Heartiest congratulations to Billy Donlon who won the Dr. W.M. O’Sullivan trophy for the over 60s in the Senior’s Irish Open in Rosslare last week. Billy, no stranger to the winner’s enclosure, represented Ireland in the Senior’s Internationals last year and is an Honorary Member of our Club.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 24 May 2011

    Scratch Cup

    Well  done to Alan Lowry of Esker Hills on winning the coveted Birr scratch cup on sunday. Teenager Alan, a brother of Shane of international fame, obviously has an equally bright future and we wish him every success.

    Time sheets are are now up for the Club mini-classic which takes place over the bank holiday weekend. As this is an important fundraiser for the club all are requested to take part.

    For your diary

    Thurs 26 May. Seniors outing to Mountrath.

    Thurs. 26 May. 12.00  Glenn Eagles.

    Fri. 27 May. 2.00 to 4.00   Offaly Hurlers.

    Sat. 28 May. Societies.

    Sat. 28 May. 3.30 to 4.30   Diageo Mixed.

    Sun/Sun 28/29 May   Presidents’ Prize to ladies and men.

    Sun.28 May  Birr v Mountrath  in O’Moore Cup.

    Mon.29 May. 5.00  Presidents’ Mixed Scramble. Beginners especially welcome.

    Tues. 31 May  Open Singles.

    Wed.1 June   Birr v Heritage in Irish Mixed.

    Fri. 3 June   Birr Boys’ National School Classic. Contact: Kevin McNamara.

    Sun/Mon 5/6 June  Mini Classic. Time Sheet.

    Results

    Senior Scratch Cup. 1st Alan Lowry (Esker Hills) 76+75 = 151. 2nd Billy Donlon 77+75=152. 3rd Niall Flanagan (Tullamore) 75+78=153.

    Nett. 1st Stuart Carter (Mountrath) 78+73=151. 2nd Declan Gath 75+76=151. 3rd Michael Power (Moate) 75+77=152.

    Junior Scratch Cup.

    1st Eddie Costello (Rathbane) 79+71=150. 2nd Seamas Breen 82+75=157. 3rd Liam Horgan (Heath) 78+84=162.

    Nett. 1st Michael Lyons 74+74=148. 2nd Peter Keane 78+72=150. 3rd Joe Slevin 76+75=151.

    Open Week Sun. 1th. Men’s Singles. 1st Jeffrey King 42pts. 2nd Michael Nolan 36pts. Gross: Capt. Joe Slevin 28pts. 3td Jonathan Bourke 35pts.

    Mon.16th 3-Ball. 1st Tom Rigney Tony McCormack Roddy Molloy.

    Wed.18th Ladies day. 1st Bernadette Coughlan 38pts. 2nd Margaret Wilkinson (Coolattin) 36pts. 3rd Valerie Coleman 35pts.

    Thurs.19th Seniors. 1st Jerome Molloy 38pts. 2nd Robert Ryland 36pts. 3rd John Wims 35pts.

    Fri.20th  Chernobyl Classic. 1st Capt.Joe Slevin Joe Cuskelly PJ Lowry Pachal Troy 92pts. 2nd Roger Byrne Ian Smyth Michael Carter Alan Hennessy 92pts. 3rd Pat Scully Martin Talbot Patrick Scully TJ Talbot 90pts.

    Sat. 21st Men’s Stableford. 1st Jimmy Egan 38pts. 2nd Christy Purcell 30 pts. Pat Gleeson 30pts.

    President’s Mixed. Mon.16th. 1st Pres. Tony McTague, Marie Keane Carmel Ryan. 2nd Seamas Breen Mary Ryan Therese Kennedy. 3rd Sheila Brennan Olive Mulhare Sean Stone.

    Open Week 9h. 1st Theresa Fealy Margo Regan Rene Haverty. 2nd Francie Horan Mairead Freemam Mary Callaghan.

    Presidents’ Mixed. Sun. 22nd. 1st Pres. Tony McTague Liz Nolan Mary McGee Mary Sullivan. 2nd Pat Doyle Christy McGarry Eileen Delaney. 3rd Evelyn Bell Enda Carroll Tom King.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 17 May 2011

    Open Week

    A fine turnout on Sunday for the start of our Open Week. Congratulations to Jeff King on returning an excellent score of 42pts. Many thanks to our sponsors Hassetts Topline of Crinkill and Banagher for their very generous sponsorship. The Open competitions continue all this week. Note that on Sunday both the Senior and Junior Scratch Cups are taking pride of place, both sponsored by Hassetts Topline. A time sheet will be in operation.

    Presidents Gemma and Tony are glad to announce that the very popular Presidents’ Mixed is up and running with the first outing on Mon.16th. Results next week.

     

    Results

    Seniors. Christy Mc Garry Sean Ryan John Lynch 44; Tony Rosney Donal O Sullivan Pat Doyle 45.

    Open Singles. Sunday 15th 1st Jeff King (14) 42pts. 2nd Michael Nolan (20) 36pts Gross: Joe Slevin (7) 28pts. 3rd Jonathan Bourke (20) 35pts.

     

    For your diary

    Open 3 ball   Any combination. On going.

    Wed. 18 May  Ladies Open day . Sponsored by Monaincha Health and Spa.

    Thurs.19 May. Men’s Open Singles over 55s. Visitors €10. Sponsored by Hassetts’ Topline

    Fri. 20 May   Chernobyl Classic. Team of 4. €100 per team. Contact:Liam Delaney

    Sat. 21 May   Men’s Open Singles. Visitors  €15. Sponsored by Hassetts’ Topline

    Sat.21 May. 10am. Junior Cup at Tullamore.

    Sun. 22 May.   Senior and Junior Scratch Cups over 36 holes. Entry sheet in operation.

    Mon. 23 May. 5pm. Presidents’ Mixed.

    Mon. 23 May 4pm  Duggan Cup v Roscrea.

    Tues. 24 May. Open Singles. Visitors very welcome.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 10 May 2011

    Open Week

    All members and visitors please note that our Open Week commences on Sunday 15 May with a Men’s Open Singles  Visitors are very welcome and the attractive entry fee of €15 should attract many golfers to our course. Hassetts of Crinkill and Banagher are our  sponsors for the week. We are extremely grateful to Hassetts for their continued support and generosity.

    On Monday there is a Team of 3, any combination with an entry fee of €30 per team. There is an Open Singles on Tuesday with a €15 entry for visitors. Wednesday is Ladie’s Open Day sponsored by Monahincha Health and Spa.  Entry fee for visitors is €12 per person.

    Also members should note that the very popular Presidents’ Mixed tees off on Monday 16th at 5pm. This year’s Presidents Gemma Butler and Tony McTague will be on hand to welcome all.

    Full details on Open Week can be seen on www.birrgolfclub.ie Many thanks to Frank Kearns for designing and building our new website.

    For your diary

    Thurs. 12 May 10.15   Seniors.

    Sat.14 May Societies.   Irish Mixed Foursomes v Rathdowney

    Mon.16 May.   Team of 3. Any Combination sponsored by Hassetts Topline. Start of Presidents’ Mixed at 5pm.

    Tues. 17 May.   Men’s Open Singles sponsored by Hassetts Topline. Followed by Ladies 9h at 5pm.

    Wed.18 May.   Ladies Open Day. Sponsored by Monaincha Health and Spa. Followed by men’s 9h at 5pm.

    Thurs.19 May   Men’s Open Singles  over 55s sponsored by Hassetts Topline.

    Fri. 20th May. Chernobyl Classic. Team of 4 (€100 per team)

    Sat.21 May. Men’s  Open Singles. Sponsored by Hassetts Topline

    Sun. 22 May.   Senior and Junior Scratch Cup. For entry ring 05791 20082

  • Golfing in the Glenns 03 May 2011

    Inter Club

    Best of luck to our Provincial Town’s team and their manager Seamas Breen in their match against Tullamore next Saturday. Our Central Towns and South Leinster teams came up against superior opposition last weekend. Better luck next time out.

    For your diary

    Open 3 ball.  Any Combination. Ongoing.

    Open Tuesday Stableford. All welcome.

    Thurs. 5 May  10.15. Seniors.

    Sat.7 May.  Societies.

    Sat.7 May.  4pm   Provincial Towns Cup. Birr v Tullamore.

    Sat/Sun.  7/8 May.   O’Dowd Trophy. GOY.

    Results

    Mini Classic 24/25 April. 1st Pat Madden Carina Gleeson Darren Madden Pat Gleeson 101 pts. 2nd Tony McTague (President) Bernadette McTague John Grehan Colm McTague 99pts. 3rd Gerry Bell Patrice Delaney Denise Delaney Emer Delaney 98pts. 4th Tony McCormack Nicky Nugent Peter Hoare Tom Higgins 98pts. 5th John Irwin Andy Masterson Nicky Nugent Tom Higgins 97pts. Longest Drive: Vera Smyth. Nearest pin: Eddie Nevin.

    Men’s Open Singles. 1st Peter Keane  (9) 40 pts. 2nd Sean Stone ( 9) 39pts. Gross:John Dwyer 34pts. 3rd Conor Stone (6) 38 pts.

    Sun.1 May Stableford 18h. 1st Declan Gath (3) 42pts. 2nd Christy Loughnane (17) 40pts. Gross: Joe Lyons 33pts. 3rd Matt Dudley (18) 40pts.

    Community School Classic: 1st Brid Guinan Caroline Guinan Patricia Kennedy Catherine Tooher 100pts. 2nd Angie Hough Mary Bolger Mary Lonergan Kay Kelly 99pts. 3rd Simon Hogan Brendan Hogan Leilagh Hogan Liz Nolan 97pts. 4th Martin Bohan Shauna Carroll Amy Spain Pat Delaney 92pts. 5th Seamas Breen Benny Beale Tony McCormack Des Mannion 89pts. 6th Pat Hogan John Fleury Brendan O’Carroll Frank Kenny 89pts. 7th John Kennedy Shane Lonergan Darragh Molloy Tommy Hannon 87pts. 8th Ron Sothern Alan Franks Michael Lyons Pat Kennedy 85pts. Men’s Longest Drive: John Kennedy. Ladies’ Longest Drive:Tori Baker. Nearest Pin (men).  Michael Lyons. (women) Deirdre McCarthy.

    Seniors. Bernard Wilks Tom Nestor Brian Guinan 41;  Christy Mc Garry Dick Quinn Arthur Joyce 41

  • Golfing in the Glenns 26 Apr 2011

    Inter Club Matches

    Well done to all our teams this week who started the year on a winning streak. On Thursday our Duggan cup Team Defeated Tullamore 4/1 Managers John Kelly and Roddy Molloy fielded a strong team. At Home were Pat Molloy & Tom Wright, Brian Guinan & Michael Stephens and John Wims & Dick Johnston. Away were Pat Doyle & John Kelly and PJ Lowry & John Murphy. The next match is against Roscrea

    On Saturday the Provincial Towns Team played Abbeyleix and after a close battle came through by 5.5 to 2.5, winning two of the away matches. The team was: Home - Andy Masterson, Brendan Hoare, Pat Madden and John Irwin. Away - Matt Feenane, PJ Lowry, Jonathon Kelly, Tommy Hogan and Tom Moylan. Well done to the team managers Seamus Breen and Christy Purcell.

    DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

    Friday 29th Birr Community School Classic Contact Brid Guinan 086 1073639

    Sat 30th Central Towns .v. Templemore @ 2.30 pm - Managers Tomas Moylan & John Connell

                 South Leinster .v. Woodlands @ 3.30 pm - Managers Tony Hogan & Paddy O'Brien

    Monday 2nd Fr Starkan Charity Fourball - Timesheet on notice board

    Tuesday 3rd Mens open singles

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 19 Apr 2011

    Current News 19 Apr 2011

    Presentations

    Sunday evening last saw an exceptionally large turnout of members for the presentation of prizes. Highlight of the evening was the conferring of honorary membership on club member Billy Donlon, an outstanding member of the Glenns, who represented Ireland on the senior team in the victorious Home Internationals in Scotland last September. At the presentation Captain Joe Slevin stressed that Billy had contributed much to Birr Golf Club both as a player, captain and administrator. He was an inspiration to all and was always available to represent the Club on every occasion.

    In replying Billy thanked the members for this honour and was delighted to get an opportunity to thank the many members who had helped and encouraged him since he joined in 1979. He noted in particular Michael Coughlan and Michael Horan who gave him sound advice and helped him to develop and expand his game. He said he and his wife Marese and family would cherish the award and he looked forward to many more years of enjoyment in The Glenns.

    The Captain and Lady Captain also welcomed Michael O’Grady and Brendan Swan from the One-Armed Golf Society. Both players represented Europe in the Fightmaster Trophy at Chepstow last September. This competition is run in conjunction with the Ryder Cup and follows a similar format. Competitions are now in progress to select a team for Chicago 2012. Both men spoke with deep affection of the late Bill Owens who represented Birr for many years on one-armed teams.

    The Captain congratulated all the winners and thanked in particular our sponsors, Caroline McCarthy of  Sportswear, Birr, Hanlon Butchers, Castle St. and Hassett of  Topline, Crinkill and Banagher.   

    For your diary

    Open 3-ball. Any combination. Ongoing.

    Mon to Fr. 9 hole Stableford. Each day. Please note that this is a new competition.

    Thurs. 21 April. 10.15 Seniors.

    Thurs. 21 April. 3.00 Duggan Cup v Tullamore. 3 Home, 2 away.

    Fri. 22 April 11am. Mixed Foursomes Birr v Tullamore.

    Provincial Towns. Birr v Abbeyleix.

    Sun./Mon. 24/25 April. Mini Classic in aid of Club funds.

    Tues. 26 April. Open Tuesday.

    Fri. 29 April. Birr Community School Classic. Contact: Brid Grogan 086 601 1864

    Sat.30 April. 3.00. South Leinster v Woodlands. 4 home 3 away.

    Sun. 1 May. Austin Gleeson Mixed.

    Mon.2 May. Bank Holiday. Fr. Starkin. Open Stableford.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 12 Apr 2011

    New website

    Members should note that we have a new website for The Glenns. This is www.birrgolfclub.ie. The old .com website is no longer in use and all relevant up to date information is now available on .ie. The club is extremely grateful to Frank Kearns for the new design and no doubt the members will appreciate all the excellent work done by Frank to keep us abreast of the times.

    Mini Classic

    The first of this season’s mini classics  takes place over the Easter Bank Holiday. We  hope for a large turnout of members and their friends. A time sheet will be in operation.

    For your diary

    Open 3 ball Any Combination.

    Tues. 12 April Open 18 hole Stableford.

    Thurs. 14 April 10.15 Seniors.

    Sat.16 April  Societies.

    Sat. 16 April 4pm  Barton Cup Birr V Mullingar 3 home. 2 Away.

    Sat.Sun. 16/17 April. Members Prize.

    Sun.17 April 8pm   Presentation of all outstanding prizes. Also conferring of Hon. Membership on Billy Donlon who represented Ireland on the Senior International team.

    Sat. 23 April.  Provincial Towns. Birr v Abbeyleix.

    Sun 24/Mon.25   Club Mini Classic.

    Fri. 29 April.  Fred Daly (Juniors) at Esker Hills.

    Fri. 29 April. Birr Community School Classic. Contact: Brid Grogan 086 6011864.

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    Spring League

    Congratulations to Simon Hogan and his team on winning the Spring League final with just two points to spare over Sean Moylan’s team. The league had a very successful run with over thirty teams taking part. It was great to see that almost all golfers finished out their rounds which added to the success of the competition.
    This weekend we have the qualifying round of the long established Hackett Cup: thirty two players to qualify. Also please note that the entry sheets are in the locker room for the Kenny Cup which is generally recognised as producing the matchplay champion of the Club. Both the Kenny and the Hackett are GOY competitions.
    The Open Tuesday Stableford will commence next Tuesday 12th. Please encourage all your friends to come along and enjoy a pleasant round in The Glenns.
    Presentation of all outstanding prizes this Sunday at 8pm. Please attend.

    FOR YOUR DIARY

    Open 3 Ball. Any combination. Ongoing.
    Thurs. 7 April Seniors’ outing to Portumna. Draw at 10.15.
    Sat. Societies.
    Sat/Sun 9/10 April. Hackett Cup. GOY 32 to qualify.
    Sun. 10 April 8 pm. Presentation of all outstanding prizes. Please attend.
    Tues. 12 April. Open Tuesdays commence. Visitors very welcome.
    Sun. 17 April. Members’ Prize.

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    CAPTAIN’S MEDAL

    The beautiful March weather meant that The Glenns were exceptionally busy over the weekend. Between societies and the Captain’s medal there was little time left on the timesheet. Great to see that the awful winter weather did not lessen the appetite of our members for their favourite game. Thanks to all who played and especially to Martin McCarthy of Sport’s Wear Direct for his generous sponsorship. This weekend we have the Spring Cup, another Golfer of the Year competition sponsored by John Hassett of Topline, Crinkill The Spring League final takes place on Sunday between 10.00 and 11.00. Well done to Enda Carroll who is the leading qualifier with 164 pts.

    FOR YOUR DIARY

    Open 3 ball. Any combination.
    Thurs. 31 March. 10.15 Seniors.
    Sat./Sun.2/3 April. Spring Cup. GOY sponsored by John Hassett of Topline, Crinkill. Blue Markers. Please check time sheet.
    Sun.3 April 1.00 to 11.00. Final of Spring League
    Tues.5 April 10.30. Bridge in Club.
    Tues. 12 April. Start of Open Tuesdays.

    RESULTS

    Captain’s Medal sponsored by Martin McCarthy of Sports Wear Direct, Birr. 1st John Ryan (13) 68 nett. 2nd Eddie Nevin (16) 69 nett. Gross: Joe Lyons 72. 3rd John Carroll (15) 69 nett. First 9 Frank Kearns 34.5. Back 9 Tom Rigney 35.5. 2 at a par 3 Cian Harte and Des McDowell. Veteran: Joe Rowland (13) 69 nett.
    Bridge Results. 1st Tess Liffey, Philis Landy, 2nd Phonsie and Maura Kerrigan.
    SpringLeague Qualifiers. Team V Michael Lyons 465 pts. Team A Billy Donlon 461 pts. Team S Sean Moylan 460 pts. Team K Simon Hogan 455 pts. Team P Jonathan Kelly 455 pts. Team Q Tom Moylan 448 pts. Team J Padraig Moylan 444 pts. Team O Robert Ryland 443 pts. Leading Individual Qualifier: Enda Carroll with 164 pts.

    Table Quiz

    Congratulations to winners: Georgina Chambers Jennifer Coghlan Michael Liffey and Aidan McIntyre and runners up Natalie Lalor Francie Horan Sean Moylan Cormac Moylan.

    KENNY CUP

    Members please note that the entry sheet for the Kenny Cup is now on the notice board. Please put your name down as soon as possible.

    LADIES’ GOLF

    Hedgerows Prize. The results of Hedgegrows (Mary Noonan’s) Prize held recently are as follows: 1st Siobhán Tynan – 35 points 2nd Susan Reidy – 35 points; 3rd Jo Conniffe – 34 points
    Glenn Eagles. The Glenn Eagles have reconvened for the new year with a marvellous turnout in beautiful weather conditions. The ladies, some new to the Glenn Eagles, produced wonderful golf and enjoyed the day. The results of the 24th March outing: 1st Mary O’Gorman, Margaret Regan & Patt Grogan 31.6 2nd Mary Ryan, Majella Duffy & Teresa Feeney 32.2 3rd Bernadette McTague, Lena Guinan & Mary Byrne 32.4.
    The next Glenn Eagles outing takes place on Thursday 7 April. New members are welcome. Entries in before 12 noon.
    Molloy’s Connacht Street 18 hole will take place on this Wednesday 30th March – Draws at 9.45 a.m., 1.45 p.m. and arrange after 3.30 p.m.
    There is also a 9 hole Stableford Competiton ongoing at the moment
    The Ring Competition is also up and running for the new year and we encourage ladies to enter.
    18 Hole G.O.Y. Competition. Our first Golfer of the Year Competition takes place on next Sunday, 3rd April. As usual the winner of last year’s Lady Captain’s Prize sponsors the first GOY Competition. Mrs. Patsy Burke is our kind sponsor next Sunday. The list for entries is posted in the Locker Room for your attention and the draw for partners takes place on Thursday evening so please ensure you have your name down prior to this.

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    CAPTAIN’S MEDAL

    Sunday sees the first of the Captain’s medals for the 2011 season. Bernard Kennedy, last year’s Captain, introduced this interesting competition. It proved very popular with the members and this year’s Captain Joe Slevin is continuing with the innovation. We are indeed exttremely grateful to Martin McCarthy of Sport’s Wear Direct for his generous sponsorship.

    TABLE QUIZ

    Members and their friends are invited to come along and take part in our Table Quiz on Thurs. 24th at 8.30. This proved to be a very popular social night out last year with plenty of prizes and spots on offer

    FOR YOUR DIARY

    Thurs.24 March 8.30 Table Quiz in Club. Plenty of prizes and spots.
    Open 3-ball. Any Combination Ongoing.
    Sat. 26 March. Last day for rounds 4/5 of Spring League. Eight teams to qualify.
    Sat/Sun 26/27 March. Captain’s Medal sponsored by Martin McCarthy Sport’s Wear Direct, Birr.
    Tues. 29 March 10.30. Bridge in Club.
    Thurs. 23rd March 10.15. Seniors.
    Su. 3 April. Final of Spring League. Note change of date. Teams announced on next Sunday.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 15 Mar 2011

    Drive in

    Captains Joe Slevin and Rita Delaney with Presidents Tony McTague and Gemma Butler held their traditional drive in on Sunday. The weather conditions were benign and the members turned out in force to give our Captains and Presidents every encouragement for the season ahead.
    At the prize giving later in the evening the Captains thanked all who took part. They had special praise for the organising committee and all the staff who helped to make the day such a resounding success. They encouraged the members to take part in all the club’s competitions and wished all a very enjoyable and successful golfing season.
    See selected photographs of the day here>>

    FOR YOUR DIARY

    Open 3-ball Any combination. Ongoing
    Spring League 3rd and 4th Rounds. Ongoing. Final on 27 March.
    Sat/Sun. 19/20 March. 14h Stableford
    Tues.22 March 10.30. Bridge in Club. All welcome.
    Thurs. 24 March 8.30pm. Table Quiz in Club. All welcome.
    Sun.27 March. Captain’s Medal and final of Spring League.

    RESULTS

     

    Seniors. 1st Brian Guinan Ken Mc Dowell John Coleman Coleman Loughnane35 2nd Michael Stephens Eamon Foley Dan Kealy 38
    Captains’ Drive in. 1st Roger Byrne Kian Harte Sean Moylan Dick Johnston 41pts. 2nd Aidan Farrelly Sean Hanniffy Rody Molloy Pat Gleeson 44.1 pts. 3rd Marie Keane Theresa Fealy Enda Carroll Sean Bergin 44.4pts. Nearest flags were Tom King, Agnes Doolin, Darragh Kennedy and Martina O’Brien.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 08 Mar 2011

    Current News 08 Mar 2011

    BUSY TIMES

    It is encouraging to see that the fine weather and the lengthening evenings are bringing the golfers out in droves. Over the weekend the Bennett and Dooley cups were played for with the finals of the first rounds of the Spring League also on the agenda. Billy Donlon’s Team A leads the League with 258 pts. while Martin Young with 100 pts. heads the individual scoring list. Hanlon Butchers are sponsors of the Bennett and Dooley cups which were won respectively by John Dwyer (39pts) and Martin Young (42pts). The 4th and 5th rounds of the League have to be completed by 26th March with the final taking place on Sunday 27th March. Please note that the new course is now in play for all competitions. 
    The Captains’ and Presidents’ Drive-In takes place on Sunday. See ladies notes for all the details.

    FANTASY CHELTENHAM

    Tickets are available from the Club for all who are interested in taking part in Fantasy Cheltenham 2011. For €20 you pick 16 horses (4 each day) and if your horse wins you score 20 points. You also score points for 2nd 3rd and 4th and you get double points for the 4th race. This is a very interesting way of getting involved in this big festival for the modest outlay of €20 (€5 per day) for the four days racing. There is a prize fund of €6,000 over the four days. Our club will benefit from your participation. (057 912 0082) All details on www.fantasycheltenham.ie.

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    SPRING LEAGUE 2011

    The annual Spring League commenced on Saturday 5th with a fine entry of 32 teams. The first three rounds must be completed by 6th March with 4th and 5th rounds to be played between 7 March and 21 March. The competition book must be signed and dated before commencement of each round and cards marked with team letter and round number. The top eight teams will qualify for the final which will be played on Sunday 27 March.

    RESULTS

    Seniors. T Mc Tague L Delaney M Liffey 44; A Hughes J Wimms P Doyle 44.
    Bridge. 1st Tess Liffey/Mary O’Gorman. 2nd Michael Stephens/Phillis Landy

    FOR YOUR DIARY

    Spring League Ongoing.
    Thurs 3 March 10.15. Seniors.
    Sat/Sun 5/6 March Bennett and Dooley Cups. Time sheet in operation
    Tues. 9 March 10.30. Bridge in Club.
    Sun. 13 March 1pm. Captains’ Drive in (entries from 11.30 to 12.30.

     

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    SPRING LEAGUE 2011

    The annual Spring League commenced on Saturday 5th with a fine entry of 32 teams. The first three rounds must be completed by 6th March with 4th and 5th rounds to be played between 7 March and 21 March. The competition book must be signed and dated before commencement of each round and cards marked with team letter and round number. The top eight teams will qualify for the final which will be played on Sunday 27 March.

    FOR YOUR DIARY

    Thursday 24th Feb 10.15 Seniors
    Saturday / Sunday 26th & 27th Feb. 14 Hole Stableford
    Tuesday 1st Mar 10.30 Bridge in Club.
    Sun. March 6th Bennett and Dooley Cups
    Sun.March 13th Captains’ Drive In

    SENIORS

    Cat 1 T Mc Tague 33 J Molloy 31 A Joyce 29 S Moylan 29 B Mc Guirk 27;
    2 D Johnston 38 J Gilmartin 38 M Stephens 36 E Nevin 34 J Wimms 33; Cat 3 P Walshe 33 T Nestor 32 M Hynes 30 C Loughnane 29 C Mc Garry 22; Cat 4 S Coakley 31 D Kealy 31 D Hennessy 30 A Jackson 28 T King 28
    14h Stableford: Jerome Molloy (10) 32 pts
    Congratulations to Darragh Kennedy on getting a hole in one at the 14th
    Bridge Results: 8th Feb – Joe Kearns / Theresa Fealy 2nd Joanne Loughnane / Frank Doorley. 15th Feb – Phonsie and Maura Kerrigan 2nd John and Roma Gilmartin.

    MEMBERSHIP

    Members are advised that subscriptions are now due. We would be obliged if members would submit payment as soon as possible. Subscriptions may be paid by cash or cheque, credit/debit cards or monthly standing orders. In order to qualify for vouchers membership must be paid before 1 march

    BEGINNERS’ GOLF

    Francie Horan is interested in organising golf lessons for beginners both adult and juniors. Thursday 24 February has been selected as beginners’ night 7.30-8.30pm. The cost is a very reasonable 10 euro. Please contact Francie at 057 912 0082 or 087 285 7282. Lessons will be given by Paul McAnny, professional at the Golf Shop.

    OPERATION TRANSFORMATION

    Several golf members are taking part in the 10K walk next Saturday at 11am from John’s Mall in Operation Transformation. Why not come along and join in the fun.

    LADIES GOLF

    WINTER / SPRING LEAGUE

    The League is down to the last two weeks and will finish on Saturday, 5th March. Ladies, it’s all to play for as there is little or nothing separating the top seven or eight teams so play your part and make the difference to your team placing. The final of the League will take place on Saturday, 12th March and the format will be posted shortly. Please note the change back to the old course i.e. holes 1 – 9. Please familiarise yourself with the rules and regulations of the league prior to playing – see Notice Board for details.

    NEW 9 HOLE STABLEFORD

    There is a new nine-hole ongoing competition at the moment and will run in conjunction with the league holes 1 – 9.

    WOMEN IN GOLF

    Group lessons are been organised for ladies who have never played golf and who are interested in taking lessons with a view to becoming a member of Birr Golf Club. Four lessons will take place in the Driving Range, Birr Golf Club on Saturdays commencing in March. Cost is only €40 for the four lessons. This is an ideal opportunity for any lady to come out and try their hand at a new sport that has no age barriers. For further details contact Rita Delaney at (087) 6808173

    SYMPATHY

    The members express deepest sympathy to Pat Pilkington and his family on the death of his mother Mary in Birr last week.

     

     

     

     

     

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    SPRING LEAGUE 2011

    The annual Spring League commenced on Saturday 5th with a fine entry of 32 teams. The first three rounds must be completed by 26 Feb. with 4th and 5th rounds to be played between 27 Feb. and 21st March. The competition book must be signed and dated before commencement of each round and the cards marked by team letter and round number.
    The top eight teams will qualify for the final which will be played on Sunday 27 March. Congratulations to Francie Horan who succeeded in getting so many members to play in the League.

    FOR YOUR DIARY

    Thurs. 17 Feb.10.15. Seniors.
    Weekend. 14 hole Stableford.
    Spring League. Ongoing
    Tues. 22 Feb. 10.30. Bridge in Club.
    Sun.13 March. Captains and Presidents Drive in. This year’s Captains are Joe Slevin and Rita Delaney. Presidents are Tony McTague and Gemma Butler.

    RESULTS

    Seniors. D.Hennessy D Ryan P Walsh 34; D Johnston M Liffey C Loughnane 33.
    Deferred Christmas Outing on Thursday Feb 17th at 10.15am. 16 holes singles.
    Valentine’s Competition won by Christy McGarry (18) with 35 pts.

    MEMBERSHIP

    Members are advised that subscriptions are now due. We would be obliged if members would submit payment as soon as possible. Subscriptions may be paid by cash or cheque, credit/debit cards or monthly standing orders. In order to qualify for vouchers membership must be paid before 1 march

    BEGINNERS’ GOLF

    Francie Horan is interested in organising golf lessons for beginners both adult and juniors. Thursday 24 February has been selected as beginners’ night. The cost is a very reasonable 10 euro. Please contact Francie at 057 912 0082 or 087 285 7282. Lessons will be given by Paul McAnny, professional at the Golf Shop.

    RESTAURANT

    Our restaurant under new management is up and running and providing excellent fare. Do come along and enjoy top quality cuisine in very pleasant surroundings. A wide and varied menu is available and you can be assured of a hearty ceád mile failte from Deborah and her staff.

    LADIES’ GOLF

    Winter / Spring League. The first leg of the Winter Spring League finished last Saturday with little or nothing separating the top scoring teams. The next three weeks commenced on Sunday 13th and will continue until Saturday 5th March. Please note the change back to the old course i.e. holes 1 – 9. Please familiarise yourself with the rules and regulations of the league prior to playing – see Notice Board for details. The results of the first three weeks are as follows:
    1st Place – 148 points – Aileen Watkin’s team
    2nd Place – 145 points – Siobhán Tynan’s team
    Joint 3rd Place – 141 points – Vera Smyth’s team
    Joint 3rd Place – 141 points – Mary Ryan’s team
    New 9-Hole Stableford. There is a new nine-hole ongoing competition at the moment and it will run in conjunction with the league holes 1 – 9.

    SYMPATHY

    The members extend deepest sympathy to P J and Daryl Lowry on the death of Theresa in Mount Bolus last week.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 08 Feb 2011

    SPRING LEAGUE 2011

    The annual Spring League commenced on Saturday 5th with a fine entry of 32 teams. The first three rounds must be completed by 26 Feb. with 4th and 5th rounds to be played between 27 Feb. and 21st March. The competition book must be signed and dated before commencement of each round and the cards marked by team letter and round number
    The top eight teams will qualify for the final which will be played on Sunday 27 March.

    FOR YOUR DIARY

    Spring League ongoing.
    Valentine’s Weekend:14h Stableford.
    Thurs.10 Feb. 10.15. Seniors,
    Tues.15 Feb. 10.30. Bridge in Club.

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    MEMBERSHIP

    Members are advised that subscriptions are now due. We would be obliged if members would submit payment as soon as possible. Subscriptions may be paid by cash or cheque, credit/debit cards or monthly standing orders.

    POKER CLASSIC

    The very popular Poker Classic returns to Birr Golf Club on Friday 4th February at 8 pm.
    €30 per player.

    FOR YOUR DIARY

    Thurs.3 Feb. 10.15 Seniors
    Fri. Feb. 8.00 Poker Classic in Club.
    Sat./Sun. 5/6 Feb. 16h Stableford.
    Tues .8 Feb.10.30 Bridge in Club.

    INTER CLUB FIXTURES

    The inter club fixtures for 2011 have been announced.
    In April Birr play Mullingar in the Barton Cup and play Tullamore in the Irish Mixed Foursomes. Birr will play Abbeyleix in the Provincial Towns Cup at the end of April.
    Play offs for the Pierce Purcell will take place in Rathdowney in May; for the Junior Cup in Tullamore in May; for the Jimmy Bruen in The Heath in June; for the Barton Shield at Dunmurray Springs in June; for the Senior Cup at Portarlington v The Heath at the end of June. All dates and times are posted in the locker room. Other fixtures to be announced later.

    RESTAURANT

    Our restaurant under new management is up and running and providing excellent fare. Do come along and enjoy top quality cuisine in very pleasant surroundings.

    SPRING LEAGUE

    Members please note that entry sheets for the Spring League are in the Locker Room.

    BEGINNERS’ GOLF

    Francie Horan is interested in organising golf lessons for beginners both adult and juniors. Thursday 24 February has been selected as beginners’ night. The cost is a very reasonable 10 euro. Please contact Francie at 057 91 20082 or 087 285 7282. Lessons will be given by Paul McAnny, professional at the Golf Shop.

    RESULTS

    Seniors. Tom King Christy Mc Garry Tom Murtagh 33; Tom Nestor Arthur Jackson John Gilmartin Jerome Molloy 34.
    Serior Alliance at Killeen won by Billy Donlon with 71 gross. Tom Rigney won third nett with 73.

    BRIDGE

    Tuesdays bridge: 1st Joe Kerins & Theresa Fealy; 2nd M & F Kerrigan.

    SPRING LEAGUE

    Members please note that entry sheets for the Spring League are in the Locker Room.

    LADIES’ GOLF

    Winter / Spring League. Ladies please note that the The Winter / Spring League is extended for a further week to 12th February due to the recent course closure. Please familiarise yourself with the rules and regulations of the league prior to playing – see Notice Board for details.
    Marie Keating Foundation 9 Hole. There is a nine-hole ongoing competition at the moment for the Marie Keating Foundation with proceeds going to the foundation.
    Please support.
    Please note also the new course layout prior to playing until further notice.

    Poker Classic

    The postponed Christmas Poker Classic takes place on Friday 4th February in the Clubhouse. This has been a well supported fundraiser in the past for the Club with superb prizes on offer and we urge all members to support the venture. Please inform the friends as we would be delighted to see them present on the night.

    Women in Golf

    Group lessons are been organised for ladies who have never played golf and who are interested in taking lessons with a view to becoming a member of Birr Golf Club. Four lessons will take place in the Driving Range, Birr Golf Club on Saturdays commencing on 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th February from 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon. Cost is only €40 for the four lessons. This is an ideal opportunity for any lady to come out and try their hand at a new sport that has no age barriers. For further details contact Kathleen Doorley at (086) 1673532 or Rita Delaney at (087) 6808173.

     

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    25 Jan 2011

    MEMBERSHIP

    Members are advised that subscriptions are now due. We would be obliged if members would submit payment as soon as possible. Subscriptions may be paid by cash or cheque, credit/debit cards or monthly standing orders.

    POKER CLASSIC

    The very popular Poker Classic returns to Birr Golf Club on Friday 4th February at 8 pm.
    €30 per player.

    FOR YOUR DIARY

    18-Hole Team of 3, any combination. Ongoing. (suspenged until the full 18 holes are in play)
    Sat./Sun.29/30 Jan 16 hole Stableford. Please note changes to course layout.
    Seniors’ Golf. Thurs.27 Jan at 10.15. pm.
    Tuesday 1 Feb, 10.30 am. Bridge in Clubhouse.
    Fri.4 Feb. 8.00 pm. Poker Classic in Club. All welcome.

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    18 Jan 2011

    MEMBERSHIP

    Members are advised that subscriptions are now due. We would be obliged if members would submit payment as soon as possi- ble. Subscriptions may be paid by cash or cheque, credit/debit cards or monthly standing orders.

    POKER CLASSIC

    The very popular Poker Classic returns to Birr Golf Club on Friday 4th February at 8p.m. €30 per player.

    FOR YOUR DIARY

    18-Hole Team of 3, any combination. Ongoing.

    Saturday/Sunday 22nd/23rd: 16 hole Stableford. Please note changes to course layout.

    Seniors' Golf; Thursday 20th January at 10:15a.m. Followed by annual dinner and presentations at 7p.m. Confirm bookings with John Gilmartin/Michael Ashe.

    Tuesday January 25th: 10.30 am. Bridge in Clubhouse.

    RESULTS

    Seniors: M. Hynes, T. McTague, T. Clancy, J. Carroll 33; J. Molloy, J. Gilmartin, T. King 33. Deferred Christmas Golf Outing Thursday January 20th 10.15a.m.

    Sunday Scramble: Ist Kathleen Doorley, Tommy Hogan, Seamas Coakley 51.9. 2nd Eddie Nevin, Michael Stephens, Martin Young 53.3.

    Men's 16 hole Stableford: Ist John Ryan 38 pts. 2nd Fran Quinn 53.3.

    BRIDGE

    1st Joe Kerins/Teresa Fealey. 2nd Joanne Loughnane!Frank Doorley.

    SPRING LEAGUE

    Members please note that entry sheets for the Spring League are in the Locker Room.

    LADIES GOLF

    Winter/Spring League: The Wmter/Spring League draw has taken place with a huge entry of fourteen teams of six taking part. Team Captains have been notified of the panels. The fIrst three rounds are running for the next three weeks up to Saturday, 5th February one round per day. Also please note that for the first three weeks the League is playing the back nine i.e. Holes 10 - 18 only. Please familiarise yourself with the rules and regulations of the league prior to playing - see Notice Board for details.

    Marie Keating Foundation 9 Hole: There is a nine-hole ongoing competition at the moment for the Marie Keating Foundation with proceeds going to the foundation. Please support.

    Please note also the new course layout prior to playing until further notice.

    Operation Transformation

    Big chance for ladies and gents to be the best losers of weight 2011 in the Glenns is taking place each Wednesday at 1.00p.m. and 6.00p.m. each week. All welcome and is totally private. Proceeds to the Club Development.

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    11 Jan 2011

    MEMBERSHIP

    Members are advised that subscriptions are now due. We would be obliged if members would submit payment as soon as possible. Subscriptions may be paid by cash or cheque, credit/debit cards or monthly standing orders.

    POKER CLASSIC

    The very popular Poker Classic returns to Birr Golf Club on Friday 4th February at 8pm. €30 per player.

    FOR YOUR DIARY

    18-Hole Team of 3, any combination. Ongoing.
    Sunday 16 Jan 2011 – 12.30pm to 1.30pm, 13-Hole Mixed Scramble. (Not shotgun) Last week’s competition was cancelled due to the poor weather conditions.
    Seniors’ Golf resumes Thurs. Jan 13th at 10.15.
    Seniors’ Dinner Thurs. Jan 20th 7pm. Contact: John Gilmartin / Michael Ashe.
    Tuesday 18 Jan. 10.30am Bridge in Clubhouse.

    RESULTS

    14-Hole Stableford 1st Pat Doyle 37pts, 2nd Seamus Coakley 33pts, 3rd Vincent Liffey 33pts.

    SPRING LEAGUE

    Members please note that entry sheets for the Spring League are in the Locker Room.

    LADIES’ GOLF

    Winter / Spring League. Closing date was Monday 10th January with the draws taking place this week and play commencing Sunday, 16th January. Team Captains will be in touch with the team players and we look forward to a well supported start to the New Year. Please familiarise yourself with the rules and regulations of the league prior to playing – see notice board for details.
    Marie Keating Foundation 9-Hole. There is a nine-hole ongoing competition at the moment for the Marie Keating Foundation with proceeds going to the foundation. Please support.


    Please note also the new course layout prior to playing until further notice.

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    Golfing in the Glenns 04 Jan 2011

    GOOD NEWS!

     

    The good news for all active golfers is that the Glenns is up and running after a long snowbound break. This weekend sees the popular mixed scramble taking pride of place. Please note the competition will run from 12.30 to 1.30pm. Also, the 18 hole (any combination) will run during the month of January. Word from the Glenns is, the course is in excellent condition despite the snow and the heavy frost. Much thanks are due to the course staff.

    MEMBERSHIP

    Members are reminded that notices for membership are now being posted. Please contact Joan in the office where arrangements can be made for payments.

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    Golfing in the Glenns 28 Dec 2010

    GREETINGS

    Seasonal greetings from Captains Joe Slevin & Rita Delaney and Presidents Tony McTague & Gemma Butler. We hope to have a more favourable climate for golf in the New Year.

    MEMBERSHIP

    Members are reminded that notices for membership are now being posted. Please contact Joan in the office where arrangements can be made for payments.

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    Golfing in the Glenns 21 Dec 2010

     

    GREETINGS

    Seasonal greetings from Captains Joe Slevin & Rita Delaney and Presidents Tony McTague & Gemma Butler. We hope to have a more favourable climate for golf in the New Year.

    MEMBERSHIP

    Members are reminded that notices for membership are now being posted. Please contact Joan in the office where arrangements can be made for payments.

    VOUCHERS

    Vouchers are available from the office and no doubt can be used as a very acceptable Christmas gift for your family and friends. Please call Joan at 057 912 0082.

    FOR YOUR DIARY

    Open 3 Ball. Any combination, weather permitting.

    RESULTS

    Seniors. P Grealy T King M Stephens 19; D Abbott J Maher P Byrne 19; Seniors Golf resumes Thurs Jan 13th.
    Seniors’ Dinner Thurs Jan 20th 7pm.

    LADIES’ GOLF

    Party Sunday. Unfortunately our annual Party Sunday and presentation of the Christmas Fare fell foul to the weather conditions and the health and safety of all was prioritized with the unfortunate cancellation of the event. All outstanding prizes will now be given out on next Thursday 23rd December at 5.00 p.m. in the Clubhouse. If you are unable to attend please arrange to have your prize collected. On behalf of Lady Captain Rita and Lady President Gemma we extend warm wishes to all our members for a Happy, Holy and Peaceful Christmas.
    14 Hole Hamper Results. Sponsored by Joe Brophy Plumbing and Heating Contractor.
    1st Anne B. Kenny 54.6; 2nd Susan Reidy 56.8; 3rd Lady President Gemma Butler 58.2.
    9 Hole Turkey Results. Sponsored by Dwyer Butchers (Paul Boyd). 1st Elizabeth Pardy 34.5; 2nd Vera Smyth 35 3rd Kathleen Doorley 36.

    GOLF LESSONS

    Kevin McGrath golf professional is offering great deals for Christmas gift ideas. 3 X 30 minute lessons 99 euro and 9 hole playing lesson on the course 99 euro. Call Kevin on 087 2379234 for details. See: Kevin Mc Grath, PGA Professional
    Birr golf shop LTD, www.kevinmcgrathgolf.com

  • Golfing in the Glenns 7 Dec 2010

    Golfing in the Glenns 07 Dec 2010

    SNOWBOUND

    The Glenns at the moment is a perfect venue for snowboarding. Unfortunately golf is taking a back seat for the immediate future. There is every chance that conditions will improve for the weekend when turkeys and hampers will be on offer. Don’t forget Santa will be making his traditional visit on Friday the 17th at 6 pm. As usual Santa will be his generous self and all Daddies and Mammies with their children are invited to come and join in the fun

    The Seniors will have their Christmas golf outing on Thursday the 16th with the dinner on Saturday 18th at 7 pm. Please note change.

    FOR YOUR DIARY

    Open 3 Ball. Any Combination.

    Turkeys on going.

    Tues. 14 Dec 10.30. Bridge in Club.

    Thurs.16 Dec. 10.15. Seniors.

    Fri. 17 Dec. 6.00. Santa in Club. All welcome.

    Sat.18 Dec. 7.00 Seniors’ Dinner. Contact: John Gilmartin or Michael Ashe.

    Sunday, 19th December. Ladies’ Party Sunday.

    MEMBERSHIP

    Members are reminded that notices for membership are now being posted. Please contact Joan in the office where arrangements can be made for payments.

    VOUCHERS

    Vouchers are available from the office and no doubt can be used as a very acceptable Christmas gift for your family and friends. Please call Joan at 057 912 0082.

    KEVIN MCGRATH

    Kevin Mc Grath golf professional is running great coaching packages for the winter months to get your game in shape for next year. On-course playing lessons with Kevin are proving very popular. Call Kevin on 087 237 9234 for info or look up his website at http://kevinmcgrathgolf.com/

  • Golfing in the Glenns 30 Nov 2010

    Golfing in the Glenns 30 Nov 2010

    AGM

    The Annual General Meeting of the Club took place on Sunday last. Despite the unfavourable weather conditions there was a good turnout of members to discuss and analyse the Club’s progress over the previous year. Members were welcomed by Chairman Bernard Kennedy who thanked all for their attendance on such a cold and frosty evening.
    Hon. Sec. Tony Hogan reported on the happenings within the Club and noted that all competitions took place during the year without interruption and he was glad to note that the new lands held up very well and got very favourable comments from members and visitors alike. Fund raising events such as classics, scrambles, poker and a table quiz were held throughout the year and were very well supported by the members. He informed the members that Frank Kearns was in the process of setting up a new website which should be ready before Christmas.
    Hon. Treas. David McDowell in a comprehensive report noted the difficulty of balancing the books in these recessionary times. It was decided to retain the entry fee for new golfers at last year’s rate of €450 plus bar/food levy of €50. Family membership will be €750 plus €50.
    The following were elected to serve with the ex officio officers on the Management Committee for 2011: Liam Delaney, Kathleen Doorley, Ann Frawley, John Irwin, Bernard Kennedy, Ann McIntyre & Bernadette McTague. Ex Officio: Captains Joe Slevin/Rita Delaney, Presidents Tony McTague/Gemma Butler. Vice Captains Seamas Breen/Vera Smyth with Hon. Sec Tony Hogan and Hon.Treas. David McDowell.
    Several items came up for discussion including reversing the nines. Members felt we should retain the present arrangement but the removal of one of the hills to the left of the first tee might be considered. Chairman Bernard said he was proud to have captained the club, thanked all for their help during the year and wished incoming Captains Joe Slevin and Rita Delaney and Presidents Tony McTague and Gemma Butler every success during 2011.

    FOR YOUR DIARY

    Open 3 ball. Any Combination. Ongoing.
    Turkeys 9h. Ongoing.
    Thurs. 2 Dec. 10.15 Seniors.
    Thurs.2 Dec.8pm. Table Quiz. Please note change of time.
    Sat./Sun 4/5 Dec. 14 Hole hamper sponsored by the Seniors.
    Tues.7 Dec. 10.30. Bridge in Club. All welcome.
    Thurs.9 Dec. 10.15. Seniors. Dinner that evening followed by music and song.
    Fri.17 Dec. Santa in Club.

    RESULTS

    Turkeys. 1st Dick Johnston 24 pts. 2nd David Corbett Jonathan Burke and Aidan Farrelly all on 23 pts. Please note that six other players were on 23 pts but failed to collect a bird. Better luck when the frosts clear.
    Bridge. 1st Frank Doorley/Joanne Loughnane. 2nd Mary O’Gorman/Tess Liffey

    VOUCHERS

    Vouchers are available from the office and no doubt can be used as a very acceptable Christmas gift for your family and friends. Please call Joan at 057 912 0082.

    WELCOME

    Members extend a very warm welcome to our new caterer Debbie Horan. She is now taking orders for Christmas fare.

    KEVIN MCGRATH

    Kevin Mc Grath golf professional is running great coaching packages for the winter months to get your game in shape for next year. On-course playing lessons with Kevin are proving very popular. Call Kevin on 087 237 9234 for info or look up his website at

    LADIES’ GOLF

    14 Hole Stroke 3rd Hamper. The third ongoing 14 Hole Stroke Hamper Competition kindly sponsored by Joe Brophy Plumbing and Heating Contractor, commenced on 8th November. Draws on Wednesday at the usual time – arrange for the other days and timesheet for the weekends.
    9 Hole Turkey. The 9 Hole Turkey kindly sponsored by Dwyer Butchers, Main Street (Paul Boyd) is also running and can be played in conjunction with the 14 Hole stroke Hamper.
    Dates for your diary:
    Thursday, 2nd December. Table Quiz at 8.00 p.m. Please support.
    Friday, 17th December. Santa in the Glenns.
    Sunday, 19th December. Ladies Party Sunday; details to be posted later.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 16 Nov 2010

    Golfing in the Glenns 16 Nov 2010

    CAPTAIN'S DINNER

    Captains Bernard Kennedy and Kathleen Doorley were feted and honoured by the members at the annual dinner on Saturday night. Presidents Doreen McKenna and David McDowell in introducing the Captains spoke of their dedicated and unselfish work for the Club throughout the year. The Presidents stressed the huge amount of time devoted to the running of the Club by both Captains. In reply Kathleen thanked all the members for making her year so enjoyable. She noted that it was an honour to work for such a fine club with members who were second to none. She wanted to join in thanking our caterer Cathal McIntyre and his staff for their professionalism and high standards. We were all sorry that Cathal was leaving and he was wished every success for the future. She extended best wishes to incoming Captains Rita Delaney and Joe Slevin.

    Captain Bernard in a witty and entertaining speech emphasised how important it was to have the support of the members and especially of his family who often wondered what went on at the innumerable meetings he attended. He thanked the sponsors, the course and house staff and pointed out that we had one of the most beautiful courses in the country. Even though money was scarce he was convinced that we would ride out this recession and thanked Hon.Treas. David McDowell for keeping a close watch on our finances.

    Incoming Captain Joe Slevin who acted as MC for the evening, thanked Cathal McIntyre for all his work and presented him with a token of our appreciation. Cathal in reply said how much he enjoyed working in The Glenns and praised the members for their courtesy towards himself and his staff.

    Golfers of the Year Angie Hough and Jerome Molloy were presented with their mementoes and trophies.

    After an excellent meal, lively conversation, good music and dancing the festivities continued into the small hours. Congratulations and well done to the House Committee who organised the function.

    FOR YOUR DIARY

    Tues.16 Nov. 8.00 pm. Men’s AGM;

    Thurs.18 Nov. 10.15 Seniors.

    Fri.19 Nov. 8.00 Ladies’ AGM.

    Sat. 20 Nov. Societies.

    Sat./Sun 20/21 Nov. Turkeys.

    Tues. 23 Nov. 10.30. Bridge in Club.

    Sun. 28 Nov. 4.00. Club AGM. Motions to put on notice board please.

    Open 3-Ball. The competition which is sponsored by Titleist runs from now until the end of April. The format is Stableford, team of three, any combination ladies/gents with the two best scores to count at each hole. This is an ideal competition to take part in, so do invite your friends to come along and enjoy a lovely round in The Glenns. Three groups to qualify each month.

    ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS

    The Mens’ and Ladies’ AGMs both take place this week. The Club’s AGM will be held on Sunday 28 Nov. at 4.00 pm when the accounts for the financial year will be presented. Also the Management Committee will be elected on that evening. Please come along and air your views on the many and varied topics that will be on the agenda. Nominations for election to the Management Committee shall be posted on the notice board not later than seven days prior to the Club AGM which takes place on Sun, 28 Nov.

    RESULTS

    Seniors. John Carroll John Gilmartin Gay Claffey 35; Tom Duffy Tom Wright Michael Stephens 37.

    Seniors Christmas Dinner Thurs Dec 9th

    Bridge. 1st Tess Liffey/Mary O’Gorman 2nd Phyllis Landy/Michael Stephens.

    KEVIN MCGRATH

    Kevin Mc Grath golf professional is running great coaching packages for the winter months to get your game in shape for next year. On-course playing lessons with Kevin are proving very popular. Call Kevin on 087 237 9234 for info or look up his website at

    LADIES’ GOLF

    Ladies Branch Annual General Meeting. Ladies please note that the Annual General Meeting of the Ladies Branch will take place on Friday, 19th November at 8.00 p.m. Your attendance and support would be appreciated on the night.

    Results.

    14 Hole Stableford Hamper sponsored by Greg Hanlon Butcher, Birr.

    1st Patrice Delaney – 32 Points 2nd Siobhán Tynan – 27 Points 3rd Aileen Watkins – 27 Points.

    1st Turkey 9 Hole Competition sponsored by Flynn’s Super Valu Banagher.

    1st Caroline Guinan – 21 Points 2nd Valerie Coleman – 21 Points 3rd Maura Flannery – 18 Points.

    Ladies Golfer of the Year

    Congratulations to Angela Hough who is the Ladies Golfer of the Year 2010. Angela has been to the fore in supporting all events and competitions and is justly rewarded for her huge commitment to the game of golf. Angela was presented with her prize at the annual Captain’s Dinner on last Saturday night – well done Angela!

    Ring Competition 2010

    Category 1 H.Cap 1– 18 Vera Smyth Category 2 H.Cap 19 – 36 Mary Sullivan

    14 Hole Stroke 2nd Hamper

    The second 14 Hole ongoing Hamper Competition kindly sponsored by Joe Brophy Plumbing and Heating Contractor, commenced on 8th November. Draws on Wednesday at the usual time – arrange for the other days and timesheet for the weekends.

    SYMPATHY

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Ambrose Hughes and his family on the death of his brother Sean in Banagher last week.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 9 Nov 2010

    Golfing in the Glenns 9 Nov 2010

     

    CAPTAINS’ DINNER

    The annual dinner in honour of our Captains takes place in the Club this Saturday 13th at 8 pm. Our very popular and hard working Captains Bernard and Kathleen will be the centre of attention this year. As usual there will be plenty of good food, top class entertainment and lively conversation to keep all happy and contented. Tickets are available from Joan in the office and from members of the House Committee. Please come along and enjoy a very pleasant evening.

    FOR YOUR DIARY

    Open 3-Ball ongoing.

    9h Turkeys. Ongoing. 1st 9. Stableford.

    Thurs 11 Nov. 10.15 Seniors. 12.15 Glenn Eagles.

    Sat.13 Nov. Captains’ Dinner in Club

    Sun.14 Nov. 9.00 to 12.00 Senior Alliance.

    Sat/Sun. 13/14 Nov. 14h Turkeys. 1 to 14 Stableford.

    Tues. 16 Nov. 10.30 Bridge in Club.

    Tues.16 Nov. 8pm. Men’s AGM in Club.

    Open 3-Ball. The competition which is sponsored by Titleist runs from now until the end of April. The format is Stableford, team of three, any combination ladies/gents with the two best scores to count at each hole. This is an ideal competition to take part in, so do invite your friends to come along and enjoy a lovely round in The Glenns. Three groups to qualify each month.

    RESULTS

    Club Matchplay Finals.

    Kenny Cup. Winner: Brian Nolan 4/3 Runner Up: Pat Doyle

    Hackett Cup. Winner: John Connell 20th. Runner Up: John Dwyer.

    Club Championship. Winner:Joe Lyons 71. Runner Up: Pat Maher 73.

    Loughnane Cup. Winner: Paul Daly 2/1 Runner Up: Gavin Young.

    Turkeys. Winners were: John Kelly (23pts), John Fleury (23pts), Alan Naylor (22pts), Eamonn Lowry (21pts)

    3-Ball qualifiers for October were: Mark and David Dunne (Esker Hills), Stephen Egan (Castle Barna) 86pts. and Matt Feenane Michael Nolan and Enda Carroll with 80pts.

    Seniors. Tom Nestor Tom Duffy Sean Bergin 19; Michael Stephens Bernard Wilks Coleman Loughnane 19.

    Bridge. 1st John/ Roma Gilmartin. 2nd Catherine Morris/Peg Monahan

    KEVIN MCGRATH

    Kevin Mc Grath golf professional is running great coaching packages for the winter months to get your game in shape for next year. On-course playing lessons with Kevin are proving very popular. Call Kevin on 087 237 9234 for info or look up his website at www.kevinmcgrathgolf.com

    LADIES’ GOLF

    14 Hole Hamper. Our second Hamper very kindly sponsored by Hanlon’s Butchers, Castle Street, Birr is up and running and will be an ongoing competition – Draws on Wednesday at the usual times – see notice board for details.

    9 Hole Turkey. The first of the Turkey Competitions is also running at the moment – The Turkey Competitions are again kindly sponsored by Flynn’s Super Value Banagher to whom we are most appreciative

    Ladies Branch Annual General Meeting. Ladies please note that the Annual General Meeting of the Ladies Branch will take place on Friday, 19th November at 8.00 p.m. Your attendance and support would be appreciated on the night.

    SYMPATHY

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Noel Lowry and his family on the death of his brother Edward in Wicklow last week. Also to Pat Madden and his family on the death of his wife Maria at the weekend.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 2 Nov 2010

    Golfing in the Glenns 2 Nov, 2010

    POKER CLASSIC

    Due to the huge success of last year’s Poker Classic, Vice-Captain Joe Slevin and his committee have decided to run another one on Fri. 5 November at 8.30 pm. So all you card sharks please put the date in your diary. You certainly will be guaranteed a super night’s entertainment in The Glenns.

    SPECIAL OFFER

    A special surprise for golf beginners is this year’s offer from Birr Golf Club. All first-time golfers can now avail of 2011 single membership for €450 and family membership for €750. This is an exceptional offer to first timers who can avail of all the facilities of a very friendly club and take part in all the activities and competitions throughout the year. This is your opportunity to join one of the Midland’s finest golf courses. There is no entry fee and all details can be had from the office: 057 912 0082

    MINI CLASSIC

    The organisers of the Bank Holiday mini classic are most appreciative of the very large number of members and visitors who took time out to play. At a time when finances in all walks of life are pretty tight it was most gratifying to see such support for the club. At the presentations Captains Bernard and Kathleen thanked all who played and helped to run the event.

    GOLFER OF THE YEAR

    Congratulations to Jerome Molloy on winning Golfer of the Year trophy. Jerome, a staunch supporter of all competitions, well deserves the honour.

    CLUB TROPHIES

    This Sunday the traditional longstanding trophies are the main items on the agenda.

    In the Kenny Cup Bian Nolan plays Pat Doyle. In the Hackett John Connell plays John Dwyer and in the Loughnane Gavin Young plays Paul Daly. The Championship will take place over Saturday and Sunday over 18 h Stroke

    REQUEST

    The course staff request members to keep buggies and caddy cars well back from the greens. They wish to avoid unsightly signs all over the course

    FOR YOUR DIARY

    Open 3 ball. Ongoing.

    9h Turkeys. Ongoing.

    Tues. 2 Nov. 10.30 am. Bridge in Club. All welcome.

    Thurs. 4 Nov. 9.30 am. Mass for deceased members. Seniors and Glenn Eagles.

    Fri.5 Nov. 8.30 pm. Poker Classic in Club. All welcome.

    Sat./Sun 6/7 Nov. Club Championship. 18h Stroke. Back Tees.

    Sun.Nov 7. Finals of Hackett, Kenny and Loughnane Cups.

    Tues.9 Nov. 10.30 Bridge in Club. All welcome.

    .Sat.13 Nov. Captains’ Dinner. Tickets from committee members and at the office.

    Tues.16 Nov.8pm Men’ AGM.

    RESULTS

    Mini Classic. 1st Alan Franks Monty Franks Kevin Maloney Martin Dooley 100 pts. 2nd Coleman Loughnane Dick Johnston Seamas Coakley Martin Hynes 97 pts. 3rd Tommy Hogan Michael Lyons Fran Quinn Pat Molloy 97 pts. 4th Tim Kenny Tom Wright Gay Claffey Annette Kenny 96 pts. 5th PJ Lowry Daryl LowryWillie Colgan Sean Heffernan 95 pts.

    Men’s Long Drive:Conor Slevin. Ladie’s:Vera Smyth. Men’s near pin:Sean Connell. Ladie’s:Carina Gleeson.

    John and Babe McGuirk Trophy (Past Captains) 1st Michael Yates, 2nd Michael Liffey.3rd Captain Bernard Kennedy 4th Tony McCormack. 5th Tom Duffy.

    Club Tankard: 1st Jonathan Burke 68 nett. 2nd Geoffrey King 68 nett. Gross:John Dwyer 78. 3rd John Ryan 68 nett. Veterans:Alan Naylor 77 nett.

    Golfer of the Year: Jerome Molloy.

    Seniors. Outing to Rathdowney. Cat 1 T Mc Tague 32 J Rowland 31 B Guinan 30 M Ashe 27 S Moylan 26; Cat 2 J Gilmartin 33 T Wright 33 D Johnston 28 T Rosney 28 J Carroll 26; Cat 3 M Dempsey 27 G Claffey 27 A Hughes 27 M Hynes 24 J Madden 22

    Cat 4 P Byrne 30 S Bergin 28 D Kealy 28 T Clancy 25 F Jackson 19.

    LADIES’ GOLF

    14 Hole Hamper. Our second Hamper very kindly sponsored by Hanlon’s Butchers, Castle Street, Birr is up and running and will be an ongoing competition. Draws on Wednesday at the usual times. See notice board for details.

    9-Hole Turkey. The first of the Turkey Competitions is also running at the moment. The Turkey Competitions are again kindly sponsored by Flynn’s Super Value Banagher to whom we are most apprecitative.

    9-Hole Stableford Results. The recent ongoing 9 Hole results are as follows:

    1st - Mary Sullivan 21 Points

    2nd – Carmel Ryan 17 Points

    3rd – Carina Gleeson 15 Points

    Poker Classic. A reminder to the card playing ladies to please support the Poker Classic on Friday, 5th November organised by Mr. Vice-Captain Joe Slevin and his hard working team.

    Ladies Branch Annual General Meeting. Ladies please note that the Annual General Meeting of the Ladies Branch will take place on Friday, 19th November at 8.00 p.m. Your attendance and support would be appreciated on the night.

    SYMPATHY

    The members wish to express deepest sympathy to Coleman Loughnane and his family on the death of his sister Teresa Carroll in Coolderry last week.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 09 Apr 2019

    Results

    Mixed Scramble sponsored by Birr Lions Club

    1st Declan Gath, Pauline Needham & Tony McTague  59.4

    2nd Pat Nolan, Tom King, Caroline McCarthy & Tom Enright  59.5

     

    Junior Results

    Our Irish Junior Foursomes team had a good win over Castlebarna on Sunday evening under their manager Mikey Horan

    Team: Kieran Reilly & Colin Farrelly, Eoghan Kelly & James Nolan.  

     

    Seniors 04 April 

    1st: Jerome Molloy, D.Hanniffy, D.Kealey  (46.2)

  • Golfing in the Glenns 02 Apr 2019

    Spring League

    Final date for qualifying is this weekend so get those final rounds in.

     

    Masters Scramble

    Our Masters scramble is on next  Sunday 7th at 10am . Entries no later than 9.30am

     

    Results

    Bennett and Dooley Cups 

    Bennett Cup + to 9 Handicap

    1st Joe Daly 35pts

    2 nd Dermot Moylan 34 pts

    Dooley Cup 10 Handicap and Up

    1st John Troy 41 pts

    2nd Willie Dolan 39 pts

    A double for the Lusmagh boys. Well done to all.

     

    Seniors 28 Mar 

    1st: W.Loughnane, Paul Bennett, J.Carroll  (69 pts, 43 on back nine)

    2nd: Pat Bennett, T.Wright, T.Rosney  (69 pts, 41 on back nine)

     

    Bridge Results

    1st Tess Liffey & Mary O'Gorman. 2nd Gay Calvey & Eddie Nolan.

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Mary OGorman with number 40. Play bonus ball each week for €2 at the bar, you could win €30.

     

    Ladies Notes

    We have a new 9 hole competition starting this week and a 16 hole competition kindly sponsored by David OMeara Pharmacy Plus. Both are ongoing with re entry in both which gives us great opportunity to get out and play more golf.

    Draw times for Wednesday draws are as follows 9.30am, 11am, 2pm. Arrange and play after 3pm.

    Mixed Foursomes 

    Hard luck to our team who lost out to the Rathdowney team last Saturday. Our players did their best but Rathdowney were very strong and determined on the day. Thanks to the players, management team of presidents Theresa and Ollie and our supporters of course.

    Glen Eagles 

    Results of Glenn Eagles competition 28th March...1st lady President Theresa Fealy, Mary Byrne & Renagh Haverty 27 nett...2nd. Patricia Guinan, Roma Gilmartin & Carmel Kelly 31.4 nett.

     

    Sympathy

    Sincere Sympathy to Aiden Hanrahan on the death of his father Paddy.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 26 Mar 2019

    Spring League

    The final day for the Spring League qualifier is Sunday week the 7th April.

     

    Masters Draw

    Will take place soon with just a few lines left for sale at €10 from Francie in the clubhouse. Always great reaction to this event as the play unfolds on April 11th, so make sure you are in the draw.

     

    Masters Scramble

    Takes place on 7th April, shotgun start at 10am, entries no later than 9.30am, sponsored by Birr Lions Club, €7 entry fee, food served afterwards.

     

    Results

    Seniors 21 Mar. 2019

    1st: J.Molloy, P.Walshe, T.Guilfoyle  (47.2)

    2nd: T.Duffy, F.Kenny, T.McTague  (48.3)

     

    For Your Diary

    Best wishes to the first team out for the club next Saturday 30th March v Rathdowney in Irish Mixed Foursomes under the selection team of Presidents Theresa and Ollie. Away are Pat Madden and Evelyn Lynch,  Seamie Breen and Bernie Nugent.  Home are captain Albert Kelly and Denise Delaney,  Brendan Brophy and Lady Captain Caroline McCarthy, Simon Hogan and Kathleen Doorley. 

     

    Bridge Results

    1st Rona Gilmartin & Theresa Fealy

    Joint 2nd Joanne Loughnane & Frank Doorley \  Catherine Morris & Phyllis Landy

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Pauline Clancy number 12. Play bonus ball each week for €2 at the bar, you could win €30.

     

    King's Kitchen 

    Our new caterers King's Kitchen are proving to be very popular with their menu and service. Our members are urged to support them as much as possible during the golfing season. 

     

    Ladies

    Competitions on at the moment, 14hole stableford competition ongoing sponsored by Laurenzo Hair Salon and a 9 hole competition is ongoing also. As this beautiful spring weather continues, it's a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the conditions. 

     

    Glenn Eagles March 21st. Lady President Theresa Fealy, Denise O'Hare & Mary Darcy 31.9 2nd. .Carmel Ryan, Patricia Guinan, Patsy Burke & Margaret McDonagh 32.5. 

     

     

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 19 Mar 2019

    Subscriptions

    Membership subscriptions for 2019 are due and should be paid to Joan in the office asap.

     

    Masters Draw

    Lines still available in the bar from Francie so get your name down for draw of players asap. 

     

    Bridge Results

    1st Theresa Fealy & Aileen Walkins 

    2nd Aileen Anderson & Cecelia Doorly 

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is John O'Meara number 3

     

    Sympathy 

    Sincere sympathy to Darcia Howley & family on the death of his mother Yvonne and to Ger Coughlan & family on the death of his mother Joan

  • Golfing in the Glenns 12 Mar 2019

    Subscriptions

    Membership subscriptions for 2019 are due and should be paid to Joan in the office asap.

     

    Masters Draw

    Lines still available in the bar from Francie so get your name down for draw of players asap. 

     

    Bridge Results

    1st Theresa Fealy & Aileen Walkins

    2nd Rona Gilmartin & Phyllis Dooley

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Conor Keenaghan c/o Thady Clancy number 37

     

    Ladies

    Our Supervalu Winter League Final took place with Patricia Kennedy, lady vice captain Laura Nugent and lady captain Caroline McCarthy's teams taking part. While the weather conditions were anything but perfect, it didn't stop the ladies braving the wind, hailstones and some sunshine too. The ground was in great condition considering the heavy rain overnight. 

    The result as follows  :

    1st lady captain Caroline McCarthy, Mary Lonergan, Mary Ryan, Therese Kennedy and Lelagh Hogan. 

    2nd lady vice captain Laura Nugent, Sue Reidy, Mary Byrne, Evelyn Lynch and Jo Conniffe. 

    3rd Patricia Kennedy, Mary Darcy, Carina Gleeson, Gemma Butler and Martina OBrien. 

    The 9 hole winner was Majella Gibbons. 

    Many thanks to Supervalu for their continued support of our competitors and to all the ladies who took part.

     

    Next up is a 14 hole competition kindly sponsored by Laurenzo Hair Salon starting on Monday 11th of March. 

     

    Correction to last weeks result.  Should have read 

    Glenn Eagles on February 28th Carmel Kelly not Carmel Ryan and Patsy Burke, June Carroll & B. McTague. 27.9. 

     

    Sympathy 

    Sincere sympathy to Kay Flaherty & his family on the death of their brother Joe .Also John & Joe Conniffe and their family on the death of Johns Mother Kitty .Also Nickey Bracken on the death of his mother Elizabeth (From Rhode )

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 05 Mar 2019

    Men's Spring League - Qualifying Extended

    The Men’s Spring League qualifying is being extended to april 7th with final taking place on April 14th

     

    New Caterers

    Welcome to our new catering King's Kitchen. We wish Teresa and her staff every success and look forward to sampling her lovely menu. Official opening on Thursday morning at 10am. Sunday lunch returns on next Sunday 10th March. 

     

    Masters Draw 

    The draw sheet is filling up quickly so get in early to get your name down for draw for the players. Lines €10. Cash prizes for first 4 winners and ties.

     

    Bridge Results

    1st   Roma Gilmartin &  Phyllis Dooley

    2nd Aileen Anderson & Cecelia Doorly

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Conor Keenaghan c/o Thady Clancy number 19

     

    Ladies

    Supervalu Winter League 

    The rounds are now finished and the scores are being calculated and we await the finalists to play on Sunday 10th March over 14 holes.  For those not in the final, we will run a 9 hole competition. Information will be posted to ladies. Best of luck to all who reached the final. Many thanks to Supervalu Birr for their continued support. 

     

    14 hole hamper kindly sponsored by Hanlons Butchers will close next Sunday 10th March along with the ongoing 9 hole competition. 

     

    Glen Eagles 

    Result from February 28th. Patsy Burke, June Carroll, Carmel Ryan & B. McTague 27.9 

     

    Ladies GolfXercise Phase 2

    Ladies are invited to an free introduction evening on Thursday 14th March 7-8pm at Birr Golf Shop and Driving Range. No previous experience of golf required. This is followed by 4 weeks of lessons. 2 x 1hour workshops on driving range and 2 x 9hole rounds at Birr Golf Club. All for just €50. Please spread the word. 

    To book a place call 0579121606 email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 26 Feb 19

    Spring League

    Men’s Spring League running along at the moment with some good scores coming up. Team managers will be looking closely at them to help the picking of teams to represent the club.

     

    Irrigation System

    Special thanks to the Grant Family for their generous donation which has seen the irrigation system been fully replaced.

     

    US Masters Sweep

    Still a couple of lines left on the Sweep for the US Masters ,enter your name on the sheet in the Bar .

     

    Results

    Bridge

    1st Henry Haverty & Paddy Deegan                                      

    2nd Tom & Mary Mcgee

     

    1st Rona Gilmartin & Phyllis Dooley

    2nd Gay Haverty &Denis O'Hare

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Mary O'Gorman with number 22. Play bonus ball each week for €2 for a chance to win €30.

     

    Subscriptions

    Reminder to all members that subs are now due to be paid and the preferred option is by standing order. Please contact Joan in the clubhouse office to arrange payment. 

     

    Taster Day

    The Free Taster Day was very successful last Saturday and thanks to all who helped out especially those who took new players under their wing. Thanks to John Dwyer for sponsoring First prize & Mikey Horan for sponsoring all other prizes . Another one of these days will be held in a few weeks, so keep a look out for dates etc.

     

    Ladies

    We are down to the last round of the Supervalu Winter League now and hopefully all the ladies are taking advantage of this great weather and the retry option to hopefully improve their score. All scores count in the last round so please make sure you play to help your team. Last date to play is Monday March 4th with final 3 teams announced to play in the final on Sunday 10th March. 

    Best of luck to all players taking part and thanks for your support. 

     

    There is a 9 hole competition ongoing and a 14 hole hamper kindly sponsored by Hanlons Butchers. 

     

    Ladies GolfXercise Phase 2

    Birr Golf Shop are running another series of lessons to help introduce more ladies to golf as the last phase was so successful. This will be a 4 week course with 2x1hr workshops on the driving range and 2x9hole rounds in Birr Golf Club and all this for just €50. 

    An introductory ladies night takes place on Thurs 14th March from 7 to 8pm. No prior golf experience required.

    Contact Birr Golf Shop to book your place on 0579121606. 

    To date this year we have up to 60 new members and these lessons have been a major factor in this so well done to all involved.  

     

    Car Park 

    Many thanks to Christy Loughnane and Loughnane Concrete for his sponsorship of chippings which are a huge help in the improvement of the car park

     

    Sympathy

    Sincere sympathy to Kay Flaherty & his family on the death of their brother Joe .

  • Golfing in the Glenns 19 Feb 2019

    Captains' Drive In 

    Took place on Sunday last to a great turnout to greet them as they arrived in style thanks to the help of local man Mo Power and his beautiful motorcycle and sidecar named The Black Russian. After popping the cork on champagne captains Albert and Caroline along with Presidents Theresa and Ollie, they were announced onto the first tee box to officially drive off and start the 2019 golfing season.

    All then played in a lovely 14 hole mixed scramble with a shotgun start. After play all gathered for lovely sandwiches buns cakes etc provided by the mens and ladies committees which were enjoyed by all present and there was a great buzz about the clubhouse. Captains Albert and Caroline spoke of their pride of being captains of such a great club and thanked all for attending and wished them a successful golfing season ahead.

    Results of scramble as follows

    1st Gavin Young Denise Delaney Maggie Lynch Sean Ryan 

    2nd Fergus Garland Sorcha Moylan Pat Nolan Mary McGee

    3rd John Daly Richard Grogan Carina Gleeson Marie Tooher

    4th Paschal Troy Tom Moylan Gay Calvey John Murphy. 

     

    Try Golf For Free

    Free Taster Day on Saturday 23rd Feb at 2pm for all those who may be considering taking up the game. Great opportunity to get out and play the course and see what excellent condition it's in. Bring a friend along too....

     

    Results

    Seniors 14 Feb. 2019

    1st: B.Donlon, S.Guinan, K.McDowell  (48.3, back nine 32)

    2nd:P.Walshe, J.Carroll, J.Conniffe  (48.3, back nine 35)

     

    Bonus Ball

     Winner this week is Rita Frawley number 37.

     

    Masters Draw

    Sheet is up in the clubhouse for 2019. This is always a very popular fundraiser. Lines €10 each and will fill very quickly. Contact Francie asap to get your slot.

     

    Ladies

    Winter League sponsored by Buckleys Supervalu is onto the final round where all scores count and will have a big say on final 3 teams for the final on 10th March.  

    Glen Eagles Results 14th Feb. 1st. Emer Hanniffy, Roma Gilmartin &Theresa Kennedy 29.9 2nd Carmel Ryan, June Carroll & Margaret McDonagh 32.9.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 12 Feb 2019

    Captain's Drive In

    Takes place on Sunday 17th February. Registration of players from 11.15am. Captains arrive at 11.45am and drive off at 12 noon followed by a 14 hole scramble. 

    Refreshments in the clubhouse will be followed by presentation of prizes. All members are encouraged to come and take part in this lovely way to start the golfing season. We wish captains Caroline and Albert along with Presidents Theresa and Ollie the very best of luck in their year ahead.

     

    Try Golf For Free

    Free Taster Day on Saturday 23rd Feb at 2pm for all those who may be considering taking up the game. Great opportunity to get out and play the course and see what excellent condition it's in. Bring a friend along too....

     

    Results

    Seniors 07 February 

    1st: D.Kealey, J.Conniffe, Paul Bennett  (42.3)

    2nd:M.Liffey, J.Carroll, C.Donovan  (46.7) 

     

    Bridge Result 

    1st Eddie Nevin & Mary O Gorman

    2nd Tom & Mary McGee

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Alan Kelly number 18

     

    Ladies

    Supervalu Winter League 

    Round 3 is now closed, round 4 playable until Monday 4th March. Finalists will be posted on 5th March for final on Sunday 10th March.  Some great scores in to date. Best of luck to all teams as all scores count in the final round and alot can change as a result.

     

    9 hole and 14 hole competitions are ongoing.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 05 Feb 2019

    Try Golf For Free

    Free Taster Day on Saturday 23rd Feb at 2pm for all those who may be considering taking up the game. Great opportunity to get out and play the course and see what excellent condition it's in. Bring a friend along too....

    Note chane of date from Saturday 9th Feb to Saturday 23rd . Please note and share.

     

    Spring League

    Mens Spring League is up & running. Hope the weather is kind for some good scores to be brought in.

     

    New Rules Seminar

    Special Thanks to G.U.I. Official’s Joe McNamara & Aidan Marsden on their very enjoyable New Rules Seminar in our Club house last week.

    Very well explained with lots of questions asked & answered.

     

    Captain's Drive In

    Takes place on Sunday 17th February. Registration of players from 11.15am. Captains arrive at 11.45am and drive off at 12 noon followed by a 14 hole scramble. 

    Refreshments in the clubhouse will be followed by presentation of prizes. All members are encouraged to come and take part in this lovely way to start the golfing season. We wish captains Caroline and Albert along with Presidents Theresa and Ollie the very best of luck in their year ahead. 

     

    Bridge Result 

    1st Mary O Gorman & Tess Liffey

    2nd Henry Haverty & Paddy Deegan. 

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Rita Frawley with number 37

     

    Subscriptions

    Please remember to pay your sub and direct debit option is a great opportunity to spread the cost over the year. 

     

    Ladies

    Supervalu Winter League is going well with just a short interruption by the weather at the weekend and hopefully we can keep on schedule for the final date fixed for 10th March.  

    The 9 hole and 14 hole competitions are ongoing also. 

  • Golfing in the Glenns 29 Jan 2019

    Try Golf For Free

    Free Taster Day on Saturday 23rd Feb at 2pm for all those who may be considering taking up the game. Great opportunity to get out and play the course and see what excellent condition it's in. Bring a friend along too....

     

    Results

    SENIORS 24 January

    1st: J.Conniffe, S.Hanniffy, Paul Bennett (45.5)

    2nd:K.McDowell, B.Donlon, K.Flaherty  (45.7)

     

    Bridge Results

    1st:Henry Haverty & PaddyDegan   2nd:Tom & Mary Mcgee

     

    Captain's Drive In

    Takes place on Sunday 17th February at 12noon followed by a mixed scramble with a shotgun start. 

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Sheila Brennan with number 15. Play bonus ball each week for €2 for your chance to win €30.

     

    Ladies

    Supervalu Winter League 

    The 2nd round is now closed and scores are posted in the locker room. Only 8 points between the first and last team so it's definitely all to play for especially as all scores count in the last round.  Great to see so many ladies take advantage of the retry entry and hopefully improving their teams score. Round 3 closes on Tuesday 5th February. 

    There is also a 9 hole ongoing  and 14 hole hamper kindly sponsored by Hanlons Butchers ongoing for those not playing in the league. 

    Names can be entered on the sheet in the locker room for those interested in a refresher course on the skills of the game. Date and times will be available soon.

     

    Welcome to all our new ladies who took up membership following on from the lessons recently.  We hope you enjoy your golf so get out and play as often as possible.  Please contact any member of the committee if you need anything. 

  • Golfing in the Glenns 25 Sep 2018

    Results

    Weekend Open Competition.

    1st Noel Lyons 41pts; 2nd Billy Donlon 39pts; 3rd Joe Daly 36pts.

     

    Seniors 20 Sept. 2018 

    1st: C.Finnerty, J.Molloy, K.McDowell  (42.7)

    2nd:Paul Bennett, P.Nugent, E.Doorley  (46.7)

     

    President's scramble on Monday September 17th

    1st Mary Darcy, Kathleen Doorly & Seamie Breen 28.5

    2nd Mary Lonergan, Freida Tierney & Alan Naylor 29.5.

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Thady  Clancy number 39

     

    Next Week

    25th September. Tuesday Open Singles sponsored by Hassetts, Topline.

    29th/30th September.  Ladies & Gents Captain’s Prizes to Members.

     

    LADIES NOTES 

    We had a lovely day on Sunday last 23rd September for our Open Day kindly sponsored by A Sportsmans Dream Nenagh with a large number of ladies including lots of visitors enjoying the lovely weather and course. There were some high scores returned and all enjoyed the format.

    Results are as follows 

    1st Ann Attenson (20) Lucy Sanders (27) Nenagh  52pts 

    2nd Mary Powell (14) Janet Hanley (21) Nenagh 50pts

    Gross Karen Whelan (9) Jessica Reddin(13) Nenagh 37pts

    3rd Laura Nugent (9) Bernie Nugent (18) 50pts

    Longest Drive Vanessa Austin Nenagh 

    Nearest the pin Trish Rowland

    Many thanks to all who supported this lovely competition. 

     

    Next Sunday 30th September we have our last GOY competition Mr Captain's Prize to the ladies. Please remember to put your name on the sheet for the draw on Wednesday evening. 

    The Glenns Trophy finishes this Friday 28th September also.

    9 hole is ongoing. 

     

    SYMPATHY

    The club extends deepest sympathy to Denise Delaney and the Pardy family on the death of her brother Eamon.

    Sympathy also to Paul Walsh also on the death of his wife Bridget. 

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 04 Sep 2018

    Matchplays

    The Finals of the match plays are Saturday next 8th September the first final to tee off at 10.30am.  The Hackett Cup Final is between Seamie Breen and Simon Hogan, the Kenny Cup Final will pair either Brendan Hogan or Laurence McGarry against Martin Young or Albert Kelly while in the Club Championship Declan Gath will play either Ger Gath or Joe Slevin.  Best of luck to all.

     

    Results

    Tuesday Open Singles sponsored by Hassett’s Topline.

    1st Barry Cuffe 41pts 2nd Michael Horan 39pts; 3rd Michael Coughlan 37pts.

    Weekend Open Compeition.

    1st Matthew Feighery 43pts; 2nd Sean Bergin 41pts; Gross Barry Davis 35pts;

     SENIORS 30 August 2018

    1st: H.Rigney, E.Nevin, E.Doorley  (66 pts)

    2nd: S.Bergin, P.Kealey, J.Kelly  (64 pts)

    Presidents Mixed Scramble Monday August 27th

    1st. Martina O'Brien, Rita Enright, Pat Molloy, Eoghan Kelly, 25.1

    2nd. Tony McTague, Royce Brummfield, Kieran Kelly & Theresa Kennedy 27.3 

    3rd. Agnes Doolan, Theresa Fealy, John Yates & Brian Guinan 27.6....

     

    Next Week

    04th September. Tuesday Open Singles sponsored by Hassetts, Topline.

    1st & 2nd September.  18 Hole stableford.

     

    Hollow Coring

    Members please note that hollow coring of our greens will commence on Monday 10th September.  This is essential maintenance that must be carried out on our greens to sustain the excellent condition they now are in.  Thank you for your co-operation.

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Pat Gleeson number 33.

     

    Ladies Notes 

    18 hole competition sponsored by Hedgerows:

    1st Mary Lonergan (20) 40 pts

    2nd Martina O Brien (12) 36 pts

    3rd Anne Frawley (11) 35 pts

     

    No 18 hole competition this Wednesday but there's a 9 hole and Pink day golf 4 ball (details in book). 

    Bookies next Sunday 9th September, draw Thursday evening. Glenn’s trophy starts Fri 7th September. 

     

    Clothing Collection 

    Please remember to bring bags of unwanted clothes footwear bags belts towels bed linen (No duvets pillows or cushions accepted). Please put bags in container that's available. The more we gather the more money we get for the club.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 13 Mar 2018

    Winter/Spring League 

    The Winter/Spring League sponsored by Michael Horan Golf Shop is down to the last four teams and the semi finals take place on Sunday next 18th March.  The four teams are lead by Billy McGarry Pat Madden Brendan Hogan and Captain Paschal Troy.

     

    Bonus Ball

    The winner this week is Ena Guilfoyle with number 34.

     

    Bridge Results

    1st Tom and Mary McGee 2nd Henry Haverty and Paddy Deegan 

     

    Ladies Winter League 

    The last rounds of the Winter League sponsored by Supervalu to be played by Wednesday 14th March and the teams reaching the final to be played on Sunday 18th March will be posted on Thursday 15th March. 

    9 hole competition ongoing. 

     

    Sympathy 

    The club express sincere sympathy  to the Johston family on the passing of our friend and former President Dick last week. Past Captains and Presidents formed a guard of honour on Friday last.

     

    Societies and Classics

    The club invites all local societies and club classic committees to contact Joan or Francie on 0579120082 to book in for this season ahead. You're always very welcome at Birr Golf Club. Full catering facilities available. 

     

    Masters Sweep

    Francie is ready for the Masters and will be taking entries in the bar. This is always very interesting event and raises much needed funds for the club. Please support and join in the fun!

     

    Sunday Lunch

    Our lunch in The Duck On The Green Restaurant is proving to be very popular and booking is advisable to avoid disappointment on 0579120082

  • Golfing in the Glenns 13 Feb 2018

    SPRING LEAGUE

    The spring league sponsored by Michael Horan golf shop & driving range is currently played over holes 1 - 4 & 7 - 16 all up todate scores have been posted on the sheet in the men's locker room.

     

    INTER CLUB

    A full list of the our inter club fixtures dates and Venues is on display in the men's locker room team managers will be selected shortly.

     

    SUBSCRIPTIONS

    Members should note that the annual subscriptions are now due. Also our special offer of 450 Euro and social offer of 360 euro plus GUI/ilgu levy contact Joan in the office for further details.

     

    SOCIETIES


    Societies and visitors are most welcome to Birr golf club we believe we are the perfect location for the golf enthusiasts we at Birr golf club believe that societies get value for money and we aim to provide a great day out for all golfers because of our central location we are only a short distance from the motorway with a top class golf course, bar & restaurant. golf shop & driving range. Thank you to all the visitors for your positive feedback. So why not plan your visit to Birr golf club Looking forward to meeting you in 2018. For further details on bookings & rates contact Joan 057 9120082 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    RESTAURANT

    The restaurant is open Saturday from 1pm to 5pm and Sunday serving lunch from 12.30 to 4pm your support would be most welcome.

     

    BRIDGE RESULTS

    1st Aileen Watkins & Maura Flannery Aileen Anderson & Cecilia Doorley 2nd Olive Kenny & Phyllis Dooley.

     

    DRIVE IN

    The Captains Drive will take place on Sunday next 18th February.  Shotgun start at 11am. Last entries at 10.15am in the clubhouse bar. We wish our captains Paschal and Mary and Presidents Bernadette and Joe a very successful year.

     

    BONUS BALL

    This week's bonus ball is 45 and the winner is John Fleury

     

    Ladies Golf Notes

    Unfortunately the weather has not been the kindest this week for golfing. There is an ongoing 9hole. The Winter League sponsored by Supervalu is also ongoing with the final fixed for Saturday 3rd March.
    Next Sunday 18th February is the captains drive in and the ladies section wishes Lady Captain Mary an Captain Paschal a lovely day and a successful year.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 11 Apr 2017

    Results

    Seniors. 1st:  P. Doyle, T. Nestor, P. Grealy  (77 pts); 2nd: E. Nevin, T. Murtagh, Gay Claffey  (76 pts).

    Masters Scramble.  1st Donal Hassett, Shane Carroll, Conor Hassett and Peter Keane.  

    2nd Joe Slevin, Albert Kelly, Paschal Troy and John Ryan. 59.2. 

    3rd Willie Dolan, Pat Nolan, John Sampson and Kanwar Arora. 59.5.

     4th Aaron Murtagh, Tom Murtagh, Pat Molloy and Liam Coughlan. 60.7.  

     

    Par 3.  Ladies. 1st Laura Nugent, 2nd Caroline McCarthy and 3rd Brid Guinan.  

    Men. 1st Brendan Hogan.  2nd Willie Dolan and 3rd Billie Delaney. 

    Bridge.  N/S 1st Phyllis Dooley/Olive Kenny. 2nd Henry Haverty/Paddy Deegan.   E/W 1st Aileen Anderson/Cecelia Doorley.  2nd Mary Kerins/Theresa Fealy. 

    Lotto Bonus no. was 22. Won by Ann McIntyre.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 13 April at 9.45.

    Junior Scramble  on Good Friday.  Draw at 12 noon.  Presentation of prizes at 3 pm. Contact Brian Guinan for all details.

    Spring Cup Sat. 15/Sun.16 April.

    Open 4 Ball on Sat.1/Sun.16 and Mon.17 April.

    Open Tuesday  18h Stableford on Tuesday 18 April. All welcome. Visitors and members please note that the course has been made much easier with the clearance of many trees and bushes. All will note the difference this has made.

     

    Ladies golf

    Results 18 Hole sponsored by The Thatch

    1st Evelyn Lynch 35pts. 2nd Gemma Butler 35pts. 3rd Caroline McCarthy 34pts. 

    9 Hole Par Three. 1st Laura Nugent 2nd Caroline McCarthy 3rd Brid Guinan.

     

    Glenn Eagles  3/3/17  1st Emer Hanniffy, Mary Sullivan  and  Carmel Ryan  28.3.  2nd Bernie McTague, Theresa Fealy  and June Caroll.31.2. 26 on back 6 from Martina O’Brien, Rita Enright and Carmel Kelly. 28 on back 6

    .

    6/4/17  1st Martina O’Brien, Bernie McTague and Carmel Ryan 31.2. 2nd Lady Captain Theresa Fealy, Carmel Kelly and Monica Kealy 32.

    Next Glenn Eagles Outing on Thursday 13 April.

     

    18 Hole Competition sponsored by The Golf Shop on Sat. and Sun. next 15 and 16 April also Wed. 19 April.

    9 Hole Stroke Competition ongoing also Australian Spoons and Matchplay .

    Congratulations to all our young players under junior convenor Patricia Rowland who did us proud in the Heath last Friday.

    Junior Scramble on Good Friday from 12 noon. 

    Hard luck to our mixed team on Saturday last.

     

    Birr Golf Club U.S. Augusta Masters sweep result.

    SERGIO GARCIA. Lucy Grogan & Margaret Feehan.

    JUSTIN ROSE.  David Bolger & Eddie Doorley.

    CHARLES SCHWARTZEL. Willie Gavin & Gemma Butler.

    MATT KUCHER. David McDowell & Tony McCormack.

    THOMAS PIETERS. David O’Meara & Derek Ryan.

    Thank you all for your support and Happy Easter to all our members .

  • Golfing in the Glenns 04 Apr 2016

    Masters’ Weekend

    With the Masters in full swing this weekend  the Club has organised a Par 3 competition on Friday from 2 pm to 5pm.

    Note: We have extended the entry time to our Par 3 competition on Friday evening (2pm - as much time as you need to play 9 par three's before it gets dark) to cater for the working man/woman. It’s only the first 9 holes and you'll be around in the same time it would take to sit on the couch and find the remote control. Even the weather is promised good

    On Saturday and Sunday a mixed scramble will take place. No doubt all will be keen to keep pace with the heroes of Augusta. Everybody sends best wishes to our own Shane Lowry and  let’s hope that the Green Jacket will come Offaly’s way. Rory is in pretty good shape as well. Good luck to both.

     

    Results 

    Seniors. 1st: P. Doyle, T. Duffy, A. Joyce  (49.3); 2nd: T. Murtagh, B. Guinan, Gay Claffey  (52.7).

    Bennett Cup. 0 – 9. Winner Seamas Breen 39 pts.

    Dooley Cup 9+  Winner Laurence McGary 40 pts.

    Bridge.  1st Ann McIntyre/Mary O’Gorman.   2nnd. Mary Kerins/Theresa Fealy. 

    Lotto Bonus no. was 34. Won by Brian Guinan.

     

    For your diary

    Masters’ weekend in the Club.  See above for details.

    Inter club Mixed versus Portarlington on Sat. 8 April.

    Seniors on Thurs.6 April at 9.45.

    Junior Easter Scramble on Friday 14 April. Draw for partners at 12 noon. Presentation of prizes at 3 pm. All details from Brian Guinan.

    Draw has been made for the Kenny Cup and Club Championship

    Bridge on Tuesday 11 April. At 10.00.

    Open 18h Stableford starts on Tuesday 11 April. All welcome. Ladies and Men. 

     

    Ladies golf

    The winners of our 9 Hole Competition were 1st Carmel Kelly 20 pts; 2nd  Evelyn Lynch 19 pts.      

    The Australian Spoons Competition is up and running, also the Matchplay Competition, so please check notice board.

    There is a 16 Hole Easter competition on Wed. 12th April.

    An 18 Hole sponsored by Michael Horan (golf shop) will take place on Sat. 15th Sun. 16th and Wed. 19th April.

    9 Hole ongoing . 

    Congratulations to Moya Bracken and Sorcha Moylan who have been selected for the Mid Leinster development squad .

    Good luck to our Mixed Team who play Portarlington on Sat. next April 8th  under managers Lady President Aileen and Mr President Tom. There will be two home matches and three away . 

    Get well wishes to some of our lady members who are recovering at the moment . Hope to see you all back in the Glenns soon .  

    Now that the long evenings are here, we hope you will enjoy plenty of golf over the summer months. As the course gets busier we encourage all our members to use the BRS booking system to guarantee your spot on the tee .

    Birr Golf Club would like to wish Gemma Butler all the best as she travels to Paris next Monday with six girls to play in the French Under 21 Girls Championship. Five of last year’s Home International winners are among the group.

     

    Sympathy

    The members offer deepest sympathy to Kieran and Dermot Horan and their families on the death of  their father Kieran of Castle Street at the weekend

  • Golfing in the Glenns 28 Mar 2017

    Results

    Bridge  1st Henry Haverty/Paddy Deegan.  2nd Mary Kerins/.Theresa Fealy

    Lotto Bonus No. 28. Winner Joan Guinan. 

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 30 March at 9.45.

    Bennett and Dooley Cups on Sunday 2 April.

    Inter Club Mixed on Sat. 8 April.

    Junior Golf Easter Scramble Competition On Good Friday 14 April. Draw for partners at 12 noon. Presentation of Prizes at 3 pm.

     Bring a friend to play in the competition. 

    Bridge on Tuesday 4 April at 10.00 am.

     

    The Masters

    In a little over a week the Augusta Masters  will dominate the headlines with hopefully our own Shane and Rory  to the fore. You have still time to place your bets in the Club. There are still a few slots available for all you confident  punters. 

     

    Ladies golf

    As work on the course was hampered by the recent spell of bad weather last week, the first 18 Hole of the season sponsored by Hedgerows has been postponed until a later date . The next 18 Hole competition sponsored by the Thatch Restaurant will take place Sat.  April 1st and Wed. April 5th . New 9  Hole competition is ongoing. The Australian Spoons competition starts next Sat. April 1st until Sun. 30th April. Our Match Play competition will be up and running also in April so make sure your name is on the list in the locker room. Our Challenge team took on Roscrea on Monday in Mountrath. Sincere sympathy to Evelyn Lynch on the death of her father James (Jimmy) Doyle, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin .

  • Golfing in the Glenns 07 Mar 2016

    Social membership

    Birr Golf Club has made a new membership category available, so you can now play golf for 360 euro per annum plus GUI/ILGU fees. Direct debit and finance options are available through Birr Credit Union subject to the usual conditions.  The Management is very pleased with the response to our new  membership programme. For further information ring (057) 912 0082 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    Results

    Bridge. 1st Roma Gilmartin/Lena Guinan. 2nd Tom/Mary McGee.

    Lotto Bonus Ball number was 13. Won by Christy McGarry.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 9 March at 9.45.

    Semi Finals of Spring League on Sunday 12 March at 11.00.

    Final of Spring League on Sunday 19 March at 11.00. League sponsored by Michael Horan’s Sports Shop and Driving Range.  Saturday 11 March is the final qualifying day.

    Bridge on Tuesday 14 March at 10.00.

     

    Ladies golf

    Winter League Final 

    Unfortunately due to the wet weather the Winter League Final sponsored by Buckleys Supervalu had to be postponed until next Saturday 11 March.  Hopefully the weather will improve during the week. 

    The 9 hole is ongoing. 

    The first 18 hole competition of the year kindly sponsored by Lorenzo will take place Wednesday 15 and Saturday 18 March. 

    All lady members old and new are encouraged to participate in our competitions.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 01 Mar 2016

    Bridge

    The Annual Bridge Drive was held on Sunday 28 February. We had a large attendance of 21 tables with players from Birr, Banagher, Ferbane, Tullamore, Portumna, Nenagh and Loughrea.

    Prizes as follows:

    Section A. 1st Dorothy Monahan & Chris Twomey from Tullamore; 2nd Gay Halvey & Delia Naughton from Birr; Paul & Catherine Ryan from Banagher/Ferbane.

    Section B. 1st Paul Kearns & Frank Doorley from Birr; 2nd Phyllis Landy & Cecilia Doorly from Birr/Banagher; 3rd Elizabeth Pardy & Rita Delaney from Birr.

    Novice. 1st Betty Milne & Ursula O’Meara; 2nd Majella Gibbons & Noeleen Dargan.

    Congratulations to all the winners and a special ‘Thank you’ to all who made the venture such a success.  

     

    Results

    Bennett Cup. 1st Aaron Murtagh (4) 41 pts.  2nd Seamie Breen (7) 41 pts 3rd Padraig Moylan (2) 41.Pts.

    Dooley Cup   1st Tom Hogan (11) 45 pts  2nd   Bernard Kennedy (14) 41 pts. .  3rd Martin Young (14) 39 pts. 

     

    Seniors

    1st. Declan Hanniffy Sean Bergin Arthur Joyce  2nd Tony Rosney, Paddy Grealy, Tom Nestor

     

    Bridge.   1st Michael Stephens/M/ichael Doran.    2nd Olive Kenny/Phyllis Dooley.

     

    For your diary

    18h Stableford  this weekend.

    Seniors on Thursday 3 March 9.45.

    Bridge on Tuesday 8 March 10.00

     

    Buy your line for the US Masters Sweepstake. Match your line with a player.  Remember that Shane Lowry will be in action

     

    Ladies

    Competitions

    14-H on-going with two cards to count.

    Winter League Final is on Saturday 11th March.

     

    Up-coming Competitions

    Saturday 12th and Wed.16th March: 18-H sponsored by Hedgerows.

    Saturday 19th and Wed. 23rd March: Easter Competition.

    Saturday 2nd and Wed. 6th April 18-H sponsored by Pauline Needham.

    1st - 30th April Australian Spoons.

    Hamper Draw winner: Patsy Burke.

     

    Sympathy

    The members espress deepest sympathy to Annette Kenny and her family on the death of her mother Bridie McGarr in Naas recently

  • Golfing in the Glenns 13 Jan 2015

    Spring League

    Members are glad to note that the entry sheets are in the locker room for our annual Spring/Winter league. The draw for teams will take place on Sunday January 25th with the first round due to start on Saturday January 31st. The league generally announces the start of the golfing season and has proved exceptionally popular with the members over the years. So please get your name on the sheet for this competitions.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors. Thurs.15 Jan 9.30. New members always very welcome

    14h Stableford this weekend

    Bridge. Tues. 20 Jan 10.00. Contact:Mary O’Gorman 

     

    Results

    Seniors. A minutes silence was observed for the late Seamus Coakley and also for the victims of the terrorist attacks in France.

    16h Thursday. 1st Ken McDowell, Paul Walsh and Coleman Loughnane 35. 2nd Liam Hogan, Bernard McGurk and Brian Guinan 36.

     

    Bridge. 1st Tess Liffey and Mary O’Gorman. 2nd Joanne Loughnane and Frank Doorley

    Lotto: Nos. Drawn were: 19,29,34 and 35. No match 4 nor 3.  Lucky dips were: Maureen Frawley, John Bergin and Gemma Butler 

     

    Ladies

    Competitions

    Winter League is underway with Rounds 1, 2 and 3 to be played by Jan 31st.

    On-going 9H Stableford Competition.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 01 May 2018

    Hackett Cup Match play stage

    Draw for the match play is posted in the Men’s Locker Room.  All qualifiers please ensure that this round must is completed by 29th May.

     

    Kenny Cup & Club Championship Match-plays

    ‪Closing date for entries was Sunday 29th April.  Draws for both competitions will be posted in the Men’s Locker Room early this week.

     

    Central Towns

    Well done to our Central Towns team on their win over Portlaoise on Saturday last.   At home, Willie Madden, Michael McGarry & Laurence McGarry all won their matches while away both Sean Doorley and Martin Young won their matches also.  Congrats to all and to the Team Managers John Murphy and John Ryan. 

     

    Irish Mixed Foursomes

    Hard luck to our Irish Mixed Foursomes team who just came up short against Mountrath last weekend.  Playing at home Vice Capt. Albert Kelly & Denise Delaney won 5&3; Thomas Moylan & Rita Delaney lost on the 19th.  Away, Captain Paschal Troy & Rita Doorley lost 3&2; John Kelly & Laura Nugent lost 3&2 while Simon Hogan & Carina Gleeson won on the 18th.

     

    Next Week

    Hassett’s, Topline sponsored 18 hole singles every Tuesday.

    Our second Golfer of the Year competition the Men’s 18 hole Spring Cup takes place on next weekend 5th & 6th May.  Time sheet in operation on Saturday and Sunday.

     

    RESULT

    18 hole competition 

    1st Ger Claffey 38pts 2nd Michael Nolan 38pts 3rd Johnny Pilkington 36pts.

     

    BONUS BALL 

    The winner this week is Benny Larkin number 13.

     

    SENIORS

    26th April 2018 

    1st: S.Ryan, K.McDowell, J.Carroll  (45.7)

    2nd: T.Rosney, B.Larkin, H.Rigney  (45.8)

     

    LADIES NOTES

    This Wednesday the 18 hole competition sponsored by  Mike Horan Golf Shop continues. Please use usual time draws.

    9 hole also continues. 

    Well done to the ladies on the Mixed Foursomes last Saturday unfortunately it was a very narrow loss.

     

    BEGINNERS

    Don't forget to spread the word about our beginners evening on Wednesday 9th May 7.30pm in the driving range at the Golf Shop.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 08 May 2018

    Results

    Hugo Loonam sponsored Spring Cup. (Golfer of the Year competition) 

    1st Liam O'Brien 72 (on countback); 2nd Matt Feenane 72; Gross John Dwyer 73

     

    SENIOR RESULT 3/5/18

    1st T Duffy M Liffey E Martin B Bennett 43.5

    2nd C Donovan D Hanniffy K McDowell 48.2

     

    For Your Diary

    Kenny & Hackett Cups and Match Play Championships. 

    Draws for all the above have been made.  Please make sure that you complete your round on time.

     

    Provincial Towns 

    Best wishes to our Provincial Towns team who take on Tullamore on Saturday next 12th May when they play their second round match vs Tullamore at 2.30pm.  We have five matches at home and four away.

     

    Hassetts Topline Open Tuesday singles every Tuesday.  60th Anniversary of our Scratch Cups, Senior & Junior on Sunday 13th May.

     

    BONUS BALL 

    Winner is John Carroll with number 9.

     

    LADIES NOTES

    Mike Horan Golf Shop 18hole 

    1st Lady Captain Mary Bolger 21 40pts

    2nd Theresa Fealy 21 37pts 

    3rd Gemma Butler 9 37pts 

     

    Next 18hole sponsored by Liam Butler Haven Pharmacy Wed 9th Sat 12th Sun 13th. 

    9 hole ongoing 

     

    Ladies Beginner Golf

    On Wed 9th at 7.30pm in The Golf Shop. All ladies wishing to try out golf are very welcome to this free evening.  Refreshments in clubhouse afterwards. 

  • Golfing in the Glenns 23 Nov 2010

    Golfing in the Glenns 23 Nov 2010


    WELCOME

    The members extend a special cead mile failte to our new caterer Debbie Horan. Debbie, a very experienced chef, takes over this Thursday and by Sunday she will have an extensive menu on offer. Members will note that the dining area has been repainted and floor resanded. We wish Debbie every success and hopefully all the members will come along and enjoy the culinary delights of the Glenns.

    MEN’S AGM

    On Tuesday 16th the Men’s AGM took place in the Clubhouse. Michael Ashe, Hon. Sec. gave a comprehensive account of the year’s happenings and noted that all competitions were run off without a hitch. We were fortunate that the weather was favourable throughout the year and that the Committee had all matters under control.

    Outgoing Captain Bernard Kennedy stated how proud he was to have led the club through 2010 and what pleased him immensely was the fact that he got wonderful support from the members and the various committees with which he was involved. He was happy to have introduced the Captain’s medal and hopefully this competition will be continued into the future.

    He was very happy to introduce Joe Slevin as Captain for 2011 and he felt that Joe would carry on the traditions of the Club in an efficient and professional manner. In thanking Bernard, Joe stressed the wonderful work done by our outgoing Captain and thanked him on behalf of the Club for what he has done. Joe then introduced Seamas Breen as Vice Captain for 2011.

    President David McDowell then introduced Tony McTague as President for 2011. He noted that Tony needed no introduction and wished him every success in 2011.

    The Men’s Committee for 2011 is: President Tony McTague, Captain Joe Slevin, Vice Captain Seamas Breen, Bernard Kennedy ex officio, Michael Ashe Hon.Sec. Liam Delaney Hon. Treas. Paschal Troy, Frank Horan, Arthur Joyce, Martin Young, Tom Rigney.

    CLUB AGM

    The Annual General Meeting of the Club will take place next Sunday 28 November at 5.30 pm. Please note change of time. Hopefully a large number of members will attend as many items are up for debate. The opinions of all the members are eagerly sought and this is an opportunity to express them.

    FOR YOUR DIARY

    Sat./Sun. 27/28. 14-Hole Hamper sponsored by Seniors.

    Ongoing. Open 3-Ball. Any combination.

    Ongoing. 9-Hole Turkeys.

    Thurs. 25 Nov. 10.15. Seniors.

    Thurs. 25 Nov. Restaurant opening under caterer Deborah Horan.

    Sat. 27 Nov. Societies.

    Sun. 28 Nov. 14h Stableford. Turkeys.

    Sun. 28 Nov. 5.30 pm. Annual General Meeting of Club. Please note change of time.

    Tues. 30 Nov. 10.30. Bridge in Club. All welcome.

    Thurs.9 Dec. Seniors’ Dinner.

    Fri.17 December. Santa arrives at the Glenns.

    RESULTS

    18-Hole Stableford: 1st Jonathan Bourke 69, 2nd Brian Guinan 70, 3rd Roddy Molloy 70.

    9-Hole: 1st John Kelly 23 pts, 2nd John Fleury 23 pts, 3rd Alan Nayor 22 pts, 4th Eamon Lowry 21 pts.

    Midland Senior Alliance. Birr Golf Club. Gross: 1st Ollie Grogan 69, 2nd Ted Egan 71, 3rd David Coughlan 72, 4th James Quinlivan 72, 5th Warren Kelly 73, 6th Ian Flanagan 73.

    Nett: 1st Mick Power 65, 2nd Liam Grehan 66, 3rd Tom Rigney 68, 4th Joe Byrne 69, 5th Leo Kelligher 69, 6th Kiernan Heavin 70.

    Seniors. John Carroll Coleman Loughnane Christy Mc Garry 31; Tom Duffy Paul Walshe Paddy Byrne 32.

    Seniors Christmas Dinner. Thurs Dec 9th.

    LADIES’ GOLF

    14 Hole Stroke, 3rd Hamper. The third 14 Hole Stroke Hamper Competition kindly sponsored by Joe Brophy Plumbing and Heating Contractor, commenced on 8th November. Draws on Wednesday at the usual time – arrange for the other days and timesheet for the weekends.

    The 9 Hole Turkey kindly sponsored by O’Dwyer Butchers Main Street (Paul Boyd) is also running and can be played in conjunction with the 14 Hole stroke Hamper.

    Ladies A.G.M.

    The Annual General Meeting of the Ladies Branch took place on last Friday, 19 November with a large attendance present. Outgoing Lady Captain Kathleen Doorley chaired an informative meeting with reports from the various officers which were well received. The following officers were elected to committee for 2011: Lady Vice Captain Vera Smyth, Lady Secretary Georgina Chambers, Competitions Secretary Evelyn Lynch, Mary Byrne, Elizabeth Pardy, Margaret Feehan, Christine Bruce, Kathleen Doorley, Agnes Doolan and Mary Lonergan.

    Lady President Doreen McKenna introduced Gemma Butler as Lady President for 2011 and Lady Captain Kathleen Doorley introduced Lady Captain Rita Delaney for 2011. Both ladies were congratulated and good wishes extended from all members present.

    Mid-Leinster I.L.G.U.

    Congratulations to Mrs. Bernadette McTague who has been appointed Director of the Mid-Leinster Branch and also to Mrs. Gemma Butler (Lady President 2011) who has been appointed to the Mid-Leinster Branch committee. We congratulate both ladies on the appointments and wish them well in their new posts.

    Dates for your diary

    Thursday, 2nd December. Table Quiz – please support.

    Friday, 17th December. Santa in the Glenns.

    Sunday, 19th December. Ladies’ Party Sunday.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 15 May 2018

    Results

    Scratch Cups sponsored by Mick Coughlan.

    Senior: 1st David Reddan (Nenagh) 70 (On count back); 2nd Billy McGarry 70; 3rd Robie Shiels 72; Nett: Prionsias Loughnane (Roscrea) 70.

    Junior: 1st Laurence Smith 77; 2nd Cian Harte 78; 3rd Pat Madden 79; Nett: Matt Feenane 71;

     

    Hassetts, Topline Tuesday Open Singles

    Joe Daly 31pts

     

    Provincial Towns

    Hard luck to our Provincial Towns team who were beaten by Tullamore GC last weekend.  Playing at home were John Ryan, Matt Feenane, Laurence McGarry, Capt. Paschal Troy and Tommy Hogan.  Playing away were Enda Mulhare, Pat Madden, Martin Young and Sean Doorley.

     

    Seniors Results

    10 May 2018

    1st: S.Lynam, S.Ryan, Pat Bennett  (62 pts)

    2nd: T.King, E.Doorley, E.Nevin  (61 pts)

     

     

     

    For your diary

    President’s prizes to Male & Female members next weekend.

    Hassett’s Topline sponsored Tuesday Open Singles. 

     

    Kenny Cup, Hackett Cup & Club Championship Matchplay

    Draws for all of the above are posted in the Men’s Locker room.  Please ensure your match is played on time.

     

    Pierce Purcell Shield

    Best of luck to our Pierce Purcell team in their qualifying round on Saturday next in Mountrath under the guidance of team Captains Alan Naylor and Eddie Nevin.  The team is Brian Guinan & Eddie Nevin; John Kelly & Laurence McGarry; Pat Molloy & Alan Naylor; Willie Madden & Liam Cashen and Tony McCormack & Brendan Hogan. 

     

    Bonus Ball

    Caroline McCarthy is the winner this week with number 24.

     

    Ladies

    The 18hole competition sponsored by Liam Butler Haven Pharmacy will continue on Wednesday next 16th May.  Usual draws times please use BRS. 

    9hole competition ongoing also.

    GOY COMPETITION  

    Next Sunday 20th May is our first Golfer the Year Competition with Mr Presidents Prize to the Ladies. Draw will take place on Thursday evening please enter your name in time slots 8-9am 11-12noon 2-3pm on BRS.

    BOYNE TEAM

    Best wishes to the ladies on the Boyne Team who play Abbeyleix on Saturday next 19th May. 3 matches at home and 2 away under manager lady president Bernadette McTague. 

    GLEN EAGLES 10/5/18

    1st Mary Ryan Carmel Ryan Mary Byrne Marie Keane 29pts.

    2nd lady president Bernadette McTague Theresa Fealy Mary Sullivan Kathleen Doorley 30pts.

     

    LADIES LESSONS 

    Welcome to the new ladies who got a taster for golf on the driving range last Wednesday evening with Mikie Horan. A 4 week course of lessons for €50 will commence on Thursday 24th May with Mikie on the golf course. All are welcome to come along and join the ladies.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 22 May 2018

    RESULTS 

    Lady Presidents Prize to the Men

    1st Cian Hart 37pts

    2nd Thomas Flaherty 35pts

    Gross Mikey Horan 31 pts

    3rd Darragh Claffey 35pts

     

    Seniors Results 17/5/18

    1st E McDonagh P Byrne DO'Brien S Guinan 43.7

    2nd P Bennett M Ashe H Rigney L Delaney 43.8

     

    CLUB CLASSIC 

    Next weekend sees our Annual Club Fundraising Classic take place. This year marks 125 yrs of our club so please make a special effort to get a team together and encourage friends from other clubs to support also. 3 days of great golf with great prizes available.  €120 per team of 4. Re entry €15 per person.

     

    TEAMS

    Unfortunately our Duggan Cup team lost to Royal Curragh at the weekend. Our Pierce Purcell team failed to qualify on Saturday last in Mountrath.

    Best wishes to our Central Towns team who are playing Roscrea on Thursday next.

    Also our Barton Shield team are out on Saturday next in Blackbush.

     

    BONUS BALL

    Winner this week is Coleman Loughnane with 26

     

    LADIES NOTES

    Well done to lady president Bernadette McTague and her Boyne team who had a great win over Abbeyleix on Saturday last. Winning at home were Ena Guilfoyle and Caroline McCarthy. Theresa Fealy and Aileen Watkins. Martina O Brien and Liz Pardy. Away were Mary Lonergan and Maura Flannery. Doreen McKenna and Mary Ryan. 

    RESULTS 

    GOY Mr Presidents Prize to ladies 1st Eileen Delaney (30) 67 nett 2nd Caroline McCarthy (15) 72 nett Gross Martina O'Brien  (12) 84 3rd Sorcha Moylan(18) 70 nett

     

    16/5/18 Winners of Liam Butler Haven Pharmacy Competition 1st Sheila Brennan (14) 37 pts 2nd Martina O'Brien (12) 34 pts 3rd Georgina Chambers (23) 32 pts.

     

    GLEN EAGLES 16/5/18

    1st Mary Ryan Theresa Fealy Rena Haverty 29.3

    2nd Ena Guilfoyle Carmel Ryan Eileen Delaney 31.8

    Nearest Pin 8th Carmel Ryan 

     

    There is no 18hole competition on Wednesday this week as the Annual Club Fundraising Classic is on Friday 25th Saturday 26th Sunday 27th. Please make a big effort to get a team together for 125th anniversary of the club. Great prizes and a ladies team prize also.

    9hole ongoing and it also give players the opportunity to play their matchplay games.

    Next 18hole competition is Wed 30th Sat 1st Sun 2nd sponsored by Cut n Curl.

     

    Best wishes to our Junior team playing next weekend with manager Mary Ryan.

     

    IRISH INDEPENDENT 

    Thank you for submitting your golf notes – we’re delighted to let you know that they’re now being published every Thursday in Tee to Green, in association with AIG Insurance – Ireland’s dedicated print publication. Tee to Green is your ultimate guide to the club game in Ireland, with the definitive club notes and results, expert advice on gear, travel and equipment and the latest trends in sharpening your game. Please let your members know your club’s golf notes will be available every Thursday in the Irish Independent.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 29 May 2018

    Club Classic Results

    Many thanks to all who played and supported and sponsored our annual fundraising club classic at the weekend. The lovely weather was enjoyed by over 50 teams and some great golf was enjoyed on our beautiful course that is really looking fantastic at the moment. 

     

    1st Tony McTague Joe Daly Tom Wright Thady Clancy.

    2nd Pat Nolan Matt Feighery Liam Lowry John Buckley 

    3rd Dan Kealy Sean Bergin Jerome Molloy Declan Hennessey 

    4th & 5th  John Ryan Pat Madden Fergus Garland John Murphy 

    6th John Fleury Frankie Kenny Brendan OCarroll Declan Ryan 

    7th Sean Doorley Gay Calvey Mary Grogan Liam Grogan

    8th Seamie Breen Alan Naylor Liam O'Brien Eddie Nevin

    9th Lawrence Smith Mikey Horan Robbie Sheils Barry Davis 

    Ladies Team

    Ena Guilfoyle Caroline Guinan Peg Monaghan Trish Rowland 

    Veteran Team 

    Sean Lynam Jim Lynam Tom Lynam Pat Bennett.

    Nearest Pin 

    Caroline Guinan and Eoin Buckley

    Nearest the Line 

    Mary Lonergan and Sean Doorley 

     

    Matchplays

    All matches in the Kenny Cup, Hackett Cup and Club Championships must be played on time.  Please check the notice boards.

     

    Club Teams

    Hard luck to three of our club teams who bowed out of their respective competitions last week.  Firstly our Central Towns team were beaten by Roscrea, secondly our Pierce Purcell team failed to qualify in Black Bush on Saturday and finally our South Leinster team were narrowly defeated by Tullamore on Sunday.  Thanks to all concerned for their help with these teams.

     

    Next Week

    Hassett’s, Topline sponsored 18 hole singles every Tuesday.

    Men’s Open Singles competition next weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

     

    RESULTS 

    Tuesday Open Singles Result 22nd May

    Sponsored by Hassetts Topline

    1st Michael Horan 35pts 2nd Craig Taylor 35pts 3rd Robert Ryland Snr 33pts

     

    GLEN EAGLES 

    1st Ena Guilfoyle Marie Keane Roma Gilmartin 33.3  

    Mary Sullivan Rita Enright June Carroll 33.6 

    Nearest the pin 2nd Patricia Guinan 

    BIRR SENIORS GOLF RESULTS

    1st: Pat Bennett, B.Bennett, M.Liffey, C.Loughnane  (63 pts)

    2nd: C.McGarry, D.Kealey, L.Delaney  (61 pts)

     

    BONUS BALL

    Winner this week is Liam O'Brien with 16
     

    LADIES NOTES

    Well done to our Junior Team who had a great victory over Roscrea in Rathdowney last Sunday under manager Mary Ryan. Team was Emer Hanniffy Martina O Brien Sue Reidy Sheila Brennan Trish Rowland.

    Best wishes to our Intermediate team who are playing in the Heritage on Monday next under manager Martina O Brien. 

    18hole competition sponsored by Cut n Curl on Wednesday 30th Saturday 2nd Sunday 3rd. Usual draws on Wednesday.

    9hole competition ongoing.
     

    SYMPATHY

    The club extends sympathy to Joe O Brien and family on the passing of Kathleen.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 05 Jun 2018

    Results

    Open Singles Results Sat 2nd Sunday 3rd June 

    1st Bobby Ryland 41pts

    2nd Declan Gath 40pts 

     

    Tues Open Singles sponsored by Hassetts Topline

    1st Billy McGarry 37pts 2nd Mikey Horan 35pts.

     Friday 8th 9 hole for members from 5pm in conjunction with Carrig and Riverstown GAA classic free entry. 

     

    Seniors 31 May

    1st: Pat Bennett, K.McDowell, F.Kenny  (45.3)

    2nd: S.Ryan, P.Byrne, A.Joyce  (45.8)

     

    For Your Diary

    Presidents Mixed Scramble will commence on Monday evening June 11th. Draws 5.15 to 6.45pm. 

     

    BONUS BALL 

    Winner this week Thomas Flaherty 43.


    Ladies

    Ladies 18hole competition sponsored by Cut n Curl 

    1st Kathleen Doorley 15 38pts

    2nd Carmel Ryan 29 37pts 

    3rd Caroline McCarthy 14 36pts 

    Next Sunday is Members Prize GOY please ensure that your name is on BRS for draw on Thursday evening. 

  • Golfing in the Glenns 12 Jun 2018

    Results

    18 hole stableford played 9th/10th June:
    1st Brendan Brophy 42 pts
    2nd Tommy Hogan 40 pts


    18 hole stableford  2nd/ 3rd June (correction from last week's competition)
    1st Bobby Ryland 41 pts
    2nd Declan Gath 40 pts

     

    Tues Open Singles Results 5/6/18 sponsored by Hassetts Topline
    1st Willie Milne 36pts
    2nd Ger Gath 35pts

     

    SENIORS
    07 June 2018
    1st: Paul Bennett, L.Hogan, C.Loughnane  (69 pts)
    2nd: D.Hanniffy, C.Donovan, K.Mcdowell  (63 pts)s

     

    Teams

    Hard luck to our Junior Cup team who failed to qualify in Rathdowney on Saturday

    Team: Seamie Breen, Pat Nolan, Darragh Claffey, Conor Hassett, Fergus Garland, Manager Tom Rigney

     

    Best wishes to our Jimmy Bruen team who will be playing in Mullingar on Saturday next


    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is June Carroll number 16.

     

    For Your Diary

    Presidents Mixed Scramble started this week and continues on Monday evenings from 5pm

    Open Week runs from June 25th to July 1st with competitions each day. Please encourage as many as possible to play as there are lovely prizes which our sponsors have yet again put up on the prizetable.  Our course has never looked better thanks to our course staff and this is a great opportunity to showcase our club so spread the word.

     

    Ladies

    Our second Golfer of the Year took place on Sunday 10th in lovely weather and fantastic conditions on the course. Some great scores were returned as a result which are as follows:
    1st Evelyn Lynch (21) 65
    2nd Denise Delaney (21) 66
    3rd Liz Nolan (27) 69
    Gross Laura Nugent (13) 68

     

    Wednesday next 13th Saturday 16th Sunday 17th June 18 hole competition sponsored by Margaret Feehan.
    New 9hole open now.

     

    Best wishes to our Boyne team playing v Kilcock on Saturday next under manager lady president Bernadette McTague.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 19 Jun 2018

    Matchplays

    All matches in the Kenny Cup, Hackett Cup and Club Championships must be played on time.  Please check the notice boards.

     

    Club Teams

    Hard luck to our Jimmy Brueen team who failed to qualify from the group stages of this event held in Mullingar last Saturday.

     

    Results

    Tuesday Open Singles Sponsored by Hassetts, Topline. 

    1st Michael Ashe 40 pts; 2nd Brian Guinan 38 pts; 3rd Willie Milne 38ps.

    Weekend Open Singles.

    1st Noel Lyons 37 pts; 2nd Padraig Moylan 35pts; 3rd Paul Bennett 34pts.

     

    SENIORS RESULTS

    1st: B.Guinan, T.Rosney, S.Bergin  (45.8)

    2nd: P.Bennett, S.Guinan, P.Kealey  (47.8)

     

    Result of Pesident's scramble 11th June 

    1st Mr Captain Paschal Troy..Mary Byrne & Declan Gath 28.4 

    2nd. ..Emmet Martin...Theresa Fealy Aileen Watkins 29.5

     

    President’s Prize

    Best of luck to our President Joe Slevin in his competition this weekend.

     

    Next Week

    Hassett’s, Topline sponsored 18 hole singles every Tuesday.

    President Joe Slevin’s Prize Saturday & Sunday 23rd & 24th June. (Timesheet in operation)

     

    Ladies Notes

     

    Glen Eagles 

    1st Mary Byrne, Patricia Guinan,Carmel Kelly 29.5  2nd...Denise O"Hare, Theresa Fealy  & Renagh Haverty..30.4. 

     

    18hole competition sponsored by Margaret Feehan 

    1st Liz Nolan 27 42pts 

    2nd Caroline McCarthy 14 40pts 

    3rd Georgina Chambers 23 40pts 

     

    Congratulations to our Boyne team who had a great win over Kilcock on Saturday last. Team were Ena Guilfoyle Caroline McCarthy. Martina O Brien and Liz Pardy. Theresa Fealy and Aileen Watkins. Mary Lonergan and Denise Delaney. Doreen McKenna and Mary Ryan. Manager lady president Bernadette McTague. 

     

    Best wishes to our Junior Cup team who play Royal Curragh in Mullingar next Saturday under manager Mary Ryan. 

     

    Next Wednesday 20th Saturday 23rd 18holecompetition sponsored by Pat Guinan Footwear.

    9hole competition ongoing. 

     

    Best wishes to Mr Present Joe Slevin on his prize day next weekend. 

     

    Juvenile golf on every Monday 11am all are welcome.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 26 Jun 2018

    Matchplays

    All matches in the Kenny Cup, Hackett Cup and Club Championships must be played on time. Please check the notice boards.

     

    Club Teams

    Hard luck to our Senior Cup team who were beaten 3.5 to 1.5 by Kilkenny in Castlecomber on Saturday last. The team was Gavin Young, Cian Harte, John Dwyer, Declan Gath & Ger Gath, under the management of Seamie Breen.

     

    Best wishes to our Tudenham Cup team who take on Tullamore on Sunday next at 2.40pm in the quarter final. We have two matches at home and three away.

     

    Results

    Tuesday Open Singles Sponsored by Hassetts, Topline.

    1st Michael Lyons Snr. 40 pts; 2nd Sean Clancy 37pts; 3rd Sean Moylan 36pts.

     

    President’s Prize

    1st Joe Daly (11) 65; 2nd Eddie Nevin (17) 68; 3rd John Carroll (15) 69; 4th Brendan Brophy (17) 69; 5th Conor Hassett (6) 70; Gross Gavin Young (+1) 70; Past Presidents: John Fleury (19) 72; Veteran’s: Billy Donlon (1) 70; Social Member: Dermot Flannery.

     

    Congratulations to President Joe Slevin on a very successful weekend for his prize. At his presentation on Sunday evening Joe congratulated all the prize winners for their excellent scoring. He complemented Eoghan Buckley (Head Green Keeper) and his staff for the manner in which the course was turned out, and thanked all members who help around the club on a voluntary basis. The President thanked the Men’s committee for all their work and help during the year and wished them success into the future. He also thanked the Ladies committee for their help and good wishes. He wished Captain Paschal all the best for the rest of the year also.

     

    Next Week

    Open week from Monday 25th June to Sunday 1st July. Timesheet in operation. For a full list of events during the week check our website out on www.birrgolfclub.ie

     

    Seniors

    1st Mick Ashe, P. Kealy & S. Kenny 65pts; 2nd J. Carroll, P. Bennett, C. Donovan and D. Kealy 63.8pts.

     

    President’s Scramble

     1st Maura Flannery, Mary Butler & Ollie Nugent 29 nett. 2nd Theresa Fealy, Kay Kelly & Ena Guilfoyle 29.7 nett.  

     

    Ladies

    Junior Cup

    Congrats. to our Junior Cup team who had a great win over Royal Curragh in Mullingar on Saturday last. The team consisted of Trish Rowland, Emer Hanniffy, Martina O’Brien, Kathleen Doorley and Caroline McCarthy. Team was managed by Mary Ryan.

     

    Intermediate Cup

    Best wishes to our Intermediate Cup team who take on Mullingar in the Heath on Saturday next under the guidance of Martina O’Brien.

     

    Results 

    Guinan Footwear 18 Hole: 

    1st Bernadette McTague 43pts; 2nd Carmel Ryan 42pts; 3rd June Caroll 37pts.

     

    Bonus Ball 

    Winner of the Bonus Ball was Enna Guilfoyle. Bonus Ball 21.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 03 Jul 2018

    Matchplays

    All matches in the Kenny Cup, Hackett Cup and Club Championships must be played on time.  Please check the notice boards.

     

    Club Teams

    Hard luck to our Tudenham Cup team who were narrowly defeated by Tullamore on Sunday last.  Two of the three matches away went down the 19th & 20th holes respectively, while Birr were victorious in the other match with the father & son combination of Laurence & Billy McGarry.  At home Seamie Breen & Albert Kelly won 3&1 while Cian Harte & Michael McGarry lost 3 &2.

     

    Results.

    Open Week Results

    Monday Scramble. 1st Andy Purcell, Eoin Collins & Michael Clohessy (Templemore).

    Tuesday Singles sponsored by Hassetts Topline. 1st Joe Tynan (Templemore) 42pts; 2nd Gavin Young 36pts.

    Saturday Singles sponsored by GEM Garden Centre & Birr Golf Shop. 1st Robert Ryland Jnr. (Mullingar GC) 41pts; 2nd Brendan Brophy 41pts.

    Sunday Singles sponsored by Guy Clothing Tullamore & Athlone.  1st Niall Sear 41pts; 2nd Matt Quinlan (Thurles) 40pts; 3rd Sean Doorley 39pts; Gross Michael Lynch Jnr. (Moate) 35pts.

     

    BIRR OPEN SENIORS GOLF RESULTS 28th June

    Cat.1:  !st B.Guinan (11)  39 pts 2nd   J.Carroll (14)   34 pts 3rd    M.Ashe  (12) 32 pts

    Cat.2:  !st T.King      (20) 37 pts (back nine, 20/9)

    2nd   P.Nugent (21)   37 pts (back nine, 17/9)

    3rd    L.Hogan  (23) 36 pts

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Padraig Clancy with number 46.

     

    Clothes Collection

    We are having another unwanted clothing collection in October. The container has already arrived at the clubhouse thanks to Bernard Kennedy for organising that.

    Please start gathering unwanted clothes footwear bags belts and bed linen. No duvets or pillows please.

    We get paid by weight so please spread the word to family and friends so we can fill the container again this year. 

     

    Ladies Notes

    Results of Ladies Open Day on Wednesday 27th June 

    Sisters Comp sponsored by Mary OGorman. Angela OShea and F Spellman.

    Mother/Daughter Phyllis and Jenny Clegg.

    Friends Aileen Watkins and Theresa Fealy.

    Thanks to all the ladies who supported Open Week.

     

    Hard luck to our Intermediate Team who lost to Mullingar in the Heath last Saturday.  Team was Rita Delaney Maura Flannery Evelyn Lynch Mary Sullivan Denise Delaney manager Martina OBrien.  

    Our next team out is The Boyne team on 11th July against Carlow. 3 teams away and 2 teams at home.

     

    This weeks 18 hole competition sponsored by David O'Meara Pharmacy Plus on Wednesday 4th Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th. There is also a 9 hole qualifier running so enter your name as usual on the computer please.

    9 hole competition ongoing.

     

    The winner of 18 hole sponsored by Pat Guinan Footwear was Bernie Nugent (correction on error last week.)

     

    Lady Captain Mary Bolger's Prize takes place on Saturday 14th July.  Please enter your name on the sheet in the locker room for draw on Thursday 12th. There will be a 9 hole on Thursday evening of the draw.  Remember you must have three 18hole competitions completed to be eligible for the Captain's Prize.

     

    Mr Captain's Prize to the ladies has been deferred to a later date due to team commitments and ground conditions.

     

    Juvenile golf continues on Mondays from 11am.

     

     

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    Matchplays

    All matches in the Kenny Cup, Hackett Cup and Club Championships must be played on time.  Please check the notice boards.

     

    Club Teams

    Congratulations to our Castlebarna Shield team under the management of Liam McCabe on their win over Mullingar at the weekend.  Playing at home were Sean Clancy & Emmet Martin and away were Thady Clancy, Liam Delaney & Kay Flaherty.

     

    Results

    Tuesday Open Singles sponsored by Hassett’s Topline.

    1st J.Whelan (Athy) 39pts 2nd Kay Flaherty 38pts 3rd J.McDonald Hyland (Athy) 37pts

    Saturday/Sunday 7th/8th July.

    1st Liam Coughlan 38pts; 2nd Padraig Moylan 38pts.

    Seniors 5th July

    1st: L.Hogan, K.McDowell, J.Carroll  (42.8)

    2nd: T.Kenny, C.Donovan, T.Wright  (43)

      

    President’s Mixed

    Monday July 2nd kindly sponsored by Birr Golf Shop 1st Kay Kelly, Eileen Delaney & Tony McTague..26.25 2nd Willie Dolan, Carmel Ryan & Laura Nugent 26.50

     

    Next Week

    Men’s Medal competition 125th Anniversary.

     

    Midland Boys

    The Annual Midland Boys Cup sponsored by Gaelpac will take place on Monday next 16th July.  Time sheet in operation 9am to 12.30pm.  The format for the event is 18 hole stroke play and the current holder is Shane Kearney Esker Hills GC.  Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gross, 1st and 2nd Nett, Best Nett Under 16 and Best Nett Under 14.  Also incorporating a girls 18 hole competition.  Entry fee: €10 visitors, €5 members and €5 girls.  Contact the office on 05791 20082 to book.

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Mary O’Gorman with 13

     

    Ladies Notes

    Result of 18hole competition sponsored by David OMeara Pharmacy Plus  1st Aileen Watkins 21 38pts 2nd Yvonne Claffey 20 38pts 3rd Mary OGorman 23 37pts.

    Glenn Eagle  5th July Winner Margaret McDonagh 16 pts

     

    Captain’s Prize

    Best wishes to our Captain Mary Bolger on her prize day on Saturday next 14th July. Please God the sun will continue to shine. Draw for tee times takes place on Thursday evening following a 9 hole competition.  Presentation of all outstanding prizes takes place on Thursday evening at 8pm also. We are running an 18hole competition on Wednesday 11th which is your last chance to get your 3 x 18hole cards in before the Captain's Prize. 

    Best wishes to our Boyne team play against Carlow on Wednesday next. Three teams away and two at home under the guidance of manager lady President Bernie.

    Hard luck to the Diageo Mixed team who lost out to a strong Dundrum team last Saturday. 

    The ladies section express sincere sympathy to our former captain Colette O’Brien and family on the passing of Paddy who was a former club captain. 

     

    Sympathies

    The club wishes to express their deepest sympathies to Willie Gavin and his family on the death of their mother Mary in Killasolan, Mountbellew last week.

    Also to the O’Brien family, Elm Park, Birr, on death of Paddy.  Paddy was Captain of Birr GC in 2008.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 17 Jul 2018

    Matchplays

    All matches in the Kenny Cup, Hackett Cup and Club Championships must be played on time.  Please check the notice boards.

     

    Results

    Tuesday Open Singles sponsored by Hassett’s Topline.

    1st J. Whelan (Athy) 39pts; 2nd Kay Flaherty 38pts; 3rd J. McDonald Hyland (Athy) 37pts.

    Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th July.

    1st Michael Horan (0) 42pts; 2nd Billy Delaney (16) 42pts; 3rd Christy Loughnane (17) 42pts; (All after a countback).

    SENIORS - 12 July 2018 

    1st: T.Kenny, L.McCabe, T.Wright  (74 pts)

    2nd: T.King, C.Finnerty, C.McGarry, P.Nugent  (70 pts)

    The winners of the President's scramble on July 9th were...President Joe Slevin, Theresa Fealy & Brid Guinan..26.25..2nd...Sean Ryan, Ena Guilfoyle & Doreen McKenna 28.3.

     

    Next Week

    17th July. Tuesday Open Singles sponsored by Hassetts, Topline.

    21st/22nd July.  Captain Paschal Troy’s Prize (Round 1).

     

    Best Wishes

    Best wishes to our Captain Paschal Troy this weekend.  The first round of his prize kindly sponsored by Grant Engineering will take place on Saturday & Sunday 21st/22nd July.  Draw sheets for the event are currently posted in the Men’s Locker Room.  The draw will take place on Thursday evening next 19th July in the clubhouse at approx. 8.45pm and will be proceeded by a 9 hole competition, finger food will be provided on the evening of the draw.  Your support would be greatly appreciated. 

     

    Bonus Ball

    We have 2 Bonus Ball winners this week Mary Ryan and Jerome Molloy with number 7. Thank you for your continued support. 

     

    Ladies

    Our lady captain Mary Bolger had a wonderful day on Saturday last when over 50 ladies played in beautiful sunshine on an excellent course. The wonderful scores on the day showed how well the course was playing and great credit must go to Eoghan and his course staff as well as the men who are out every night watering the greens to keep things in such fantastic condition.

    Elvis was on hand to rock the night away after a beautiful meal served by Naz and her staff and a really lovely presentation of prizes.  Mary's son Tomas was present as main sponsor TOM'S BARBERS of the competition.  The excellent score by Laura Nugent received a tremendous reception as she was announced the winner of The Ladies Captain's Prize 2018.

    The result was as follows:

    1st Laura Nugent (12) 65

    2nd Bernadette McTague (20) 66

    3rd Sorcha Moylan (16) 67

    Gross Gemma Butler (8) 69

    Men's 9 hole Sean Moylan

    Ladies 9 hole Roma Gilmartin.

     

    Wednesday 18th Saturday 21st Sunday 22nd our 18hole competition is kindly sponsored by John ODonnell Roscrea.

     

    Best wishes to captain Paschal Troy who has the first round of his prize day next weekend. Hopefully the sun will shine as it did for lady captain Mary. 

     

    Hard luck to our Boyne team who lost out to Carlow on Saturday last. Thanks to Theresa Fealy Aileen Watkins Ena Guilfoyle Doreen McKenna Denise Delaney Caroline McCarthy Maura Flannery Mary Lonergan Liz Pardy Martina OBrien. Manager was lady President Bernadette McTague. 

    Our next team out are the Junior Cup team on 28th against Royal Curragh with manager Mary Ryan.

     

    We are having another unwanted clothing collection in October and the container is already in place. Please do your very best to support this fundraiser and spread the word to family and friends. 

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 24 Jul 2018

    Matchplays

    All matches in the Kenny Cup, Hackett Cup and Club Championships must be played on time.  Please check the notice boards.

     

    Results

    Tuesday Open Singles sponsored by Hassett’s Topline. 17th July
    1st Brid Myers (Athy) 41pts; 2nd Robbie Shiels 40pts;

    Captain Paschal Troy’s Prize
    The first round of Captain Paschal Troy’s prize kindly sponsored by Grant Engineering took place on Saturday & Sunday 21st/22nd July which had a great turnout of players.  The condition of the course, fast firm fairways and receptive greens, made it comparably to Carnousite and The Open.  Scoring was good and the leading qualifiers were Mick Cleare Jnr. (21) 62; Michael McGarry (16) 64; Mark Reynolds (16) 65; Thomas Hogan (10) 67; John Connell (15) 67; Laurence McGarry (16) 67; Darragh Claffey (7) 68; Joe Daly (10) 68; Ger Claffey (14) 68; John Lonergan (20) 68; Liam McCabe (25) 69; Tom Wright (18) 69.
    The top 60 scores returned have been given a time slot for the second round which will commence at 10am on Sunday morning next 29th July. The full timesheet can be viewed on BRS or in the Clubhouse.  Anyone else who wishes to play on Sunday next the time sheet is now available on BRS. 
    There will also be a 9 hole competition for ladies on the Saturday or Sunday and a 9 hole for junior members.

     

    Seniors 19 July
    1st: S.Bergin, Paul Bennett, B.Guinan  (43)
    2nd: G.Claffey, T.Murtagh, F.Kenny  (43.2)


    Presidents Scramble (Sponsored by O'Callaghans Centra Supermarket, Ferbane)1st. Martin Young, Liam Cashen, Mary O'Gorman & June Carroll..26.3 2nd.Theresa Fealy, Patricia Kennedy, Willie Dolan & Sean Doorley 26.8 3rd. L.C.Mary Bolger, Tom Rigney, Doreen McKenna & Ger Claffey 27.3.

     

     

    Next Week
    24th July. Tuesday Open Singles sponsored by Hassetts, Topline.
    29th July.  Captain Paschal Troy’s Prize (Round 2).


    Bonus Ball

     

    Wwinner this week is Cormac Moylan with 38

     

    Ladies Notes

    Result of 18 hole competition sponsored by John O'Donnell Roscrea
    1st Carmel Ryan (26) 41pts
    2nd Brid Guinan (25) 39pts
    3rd Kay Kelly (23) 39pts

    Glenn Eagles results...1st Freida Tierney, Therese Kennedy & Rita Enright 29.1 2nd. Mary Sullivan, Patsy Burke & Monica Kealy 31.4.

    Next 18hole competition sponsored by Spinners Townhouse and Restaurant on Wednesday 25th Saturday 28th Sunday 29th.
    Our Junior team play Moate in Royal Curragh on Saturday next 28th... Tee Off:  4.00pm....    Team as follows:  Patricia Rowland,  Martina O' Brien,  Emer Hanniffy,  Susan Reidy,  Kathleen Doorley.  Reserves:  Sheila Brennan ,  Caroline McCarthy,  Anne Frawley.

    Don't forget to clean out your unwanted clothes for our collection in October.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 31 Jul 2018

    Captain Paschal Troy’s Prize

    The final round of Captain Paschal Troy’s prize kindly sponsored by Grant Engineering took place on Sunday 29th July which had a great conclusion.  The condition of the course was a little different from the previous week thanks to the long prayed for rain, however, the course was in fantastic shape with the greens in brilliant condition.  Congrats to the overall winner Mick Cleare Jnr. who led the competition from pillar to post. 

    The presentation of prizes took place in the Clubhouse on Sunday evening where a good crowd attended to honour the Captain.  MC for the evening was President Joe Slevin who opened proceedings by welcoming everybody to the evening.  He then introduced Captain Paschal.  The Captain also welcomed everybody to his evening with special mention to his family and friends.  He thanked all for their help and co-operation over the course of the week in organising his prize.  He also thanked the Men’s and Ladies Clubs’ for their help and co-operation since he took office.  He complemented the excellent manner in which our course was turned out and congratulated Eoin Buckley (Head Greenkeeper) and his staff of Brendan Hogan, Brendan Hoare and Donnie Ryan for their excellent work.  The Captain also took the opportunity in mentioning three members Liam O’Brien (Course Manager), Seamie Breen and John Dwyer for their endeavours in watering our greens each night during the recent drought.  He thanked Francie for all his help during the year and also Joan in the office for her work. 

    The Captain said he was honoured to have taken office for the year and looked forward to continue to work and move the club forward in a positive direction.  He also thanked his generous sponsors Grant Engineering for their support this year and also looked forward to their continued support into the future.  He then called on Declan Gath to announce the winners.

    Results:  1st Michael Clear Jnr. (21) 132; 2nd John Connell (15) 133; Gross Billy McGarry 143; 3rd Laurence McGarry (16) 134; 4th Darragh Claffey (7) 135; 5th Declan Ryan (16) 137; 6th Michael McGarry (16) 137; 7th Albert Kelly (9) 139; 8th Dermot Moylan (9) 140; Past Captains -  Michael Ashe (12) 151; Social Member – Kieran P. Kelly (9) 137; Veterans - Thomas Hogan (10) 142; 1st 18 Nett Mark Reynolds (16) 65;  2nd 18 Nett Eamonn Gormley (19) 70.

     

    Matchplays

    All matches in the Kenny Cup, Hackett Cup and Club Championships must be played on time.  Please check the notice boards.

     

    Results

    Tuesday Open Singles sponsored by Hassett’s Topline

    1st Dermot Horan 36pts; 2nd Sean Doorley 34pts;

    Seniors 26 July

    1st: L.Hogan, D.O’Sullivan, P.Kealey  (66 pts)

    2nd: L.McCabe, T.Duffy, C.Loughnane, A.Joyce  (64.6 pts)

     

    Presidents Mixed Scramble

    1st  Mary Darcy Mary Sullivan & Willie Dolan 25.6 

    2nd Patsy Burke Pat Doyle & Darragh Kennedy 27.1

     

    Next Week

    31st July. Tuesday Open Singles sponsored by Hassetts, Topline.

    4th & 5th August.  Bookies Prize (GOY)

     

    Presidents Mixed Scramble

    This takes place every Monday evening and on bank holiday Monday 6th Aug there will be a shotgun start which is proving to be very popular at a time yet to be confirmed. Members will be notified. 

     

    Congratulations

    Congratulations to Kieran Pat Kelly for his hole-in-one on the 8th hole in the 1st round of the Captain’s Prize.  Kieran was presented with a medal for his achievement on the night of the presentation.

     

    Ladies Notes 

    Result of the 18hole competition sponsored by Spinners Townhouse and Restaurant 

    1st Mary Sullivan (21) 41pts 

    2nd Yvonne Claffey (21) 41pts 

     

    Glenn Eagles Result

    1st Rita Enright..Patricia Guinan Mary Sullivan & Phyl Flynn 28.2 

    2nd. Margaret McDonagh B McTague & Patsy Burke 28.5.

     

    Mr Captain's 9hole to ladies 

    1st Eileen Delaney 22pts

    2nd Yvonne Claffey 21pts

     

    Next 18hole competition sponsored by Doolys Hotel on Wednesday 1st Saturday 4th Sunday 5th.

     

    Hard luck to our Junior Cup team who lost out to a strong Moate team last Saturday in Royal Curragh. Thanks to the ladies to played and caddied and to manager Mary Ryan. 

     

    Sympathies

    Sympathy to Paddy Byrne on the death of his brother Tommy in Coill Dubh, Co. Kildare recently.

     

     

     

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 07 Aug 2018

    Results

    Bookies Prize

    1st Ger Claffey (13) 63

    2nd Ger Gath (4)  67

    3rd Kanwar Aroura (18) 67 

     

    Bonus Ball 

    The winner this week is Caroline McCarthy number 24.

    Play the Bonus Ball each week on the bar for just €2. You could win €30.
     

    SENIORS 02 August 2018 

    1st: E.McDonagh, P.Byrne, J.Kelly  (41.5)

    2nd: P.Nugent, J.O’Brien, B.Guinan, M.Ashe  (42.5, back nine,25/7)
     

    Scramble

    1st. Patsy Burke, Mary Sullivan & John Yates 26.6 2nd. Doreen McKenna Fergus Garland & Agnes Doolan 28.7

     

    Ladies

    Results 

    18hole competition sponsored by Doolys Hotel 

    1st Georgina Chambers (22) 41pts 

    2nd Rita Delaney (17) 40pts

     

    Glenn Eagle Results...1st Rita Enright, Theresa Kennedy & Freida Tierney 31.1...2nd Carmel Ryan, Phyl Flynn & Margaret  McDonagh 31.8.

     

    Next Wednesday 8th Aug Sat 11th Sun 12th our 18hole competition is kindly sponsored by The Emporium at The Stables.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 21 Aug 2018

    Matchplays

    All matches in the Kenny Cup, Hackett Cup and Club Championships must be played on time.  Please check the notice boards.

     

    Results

    Tuesday Open Singles sponsored by Hassett’s Topline.

    1st Brian Guinan 39pts 2nd Michael Ashe 36pts; 3rd Michael Lynch 36pts.

    Club Tankard sponsored by Hugo Loonam Motors.

    1st Matt Feenane (9) 66; 2nd Aron Murtagh (3) 68; Gross Michael Horan (0) 70; 3rd Brendan Brophy (14) 69;

    Presidents Scramble on 13/8...1st Seamie Breen, Patricia Guinan & Carmel Kelly 24.7 2nd Mary Sullivan, Therese Kennedy & John Kelly 27.7 3rd Mr Captain Pachal Troy, Aidan Farrelly, & Colin Farrelly 28.1.

    Glenn Eagles results Mary Sullivan, June Carroll, Mary Byrne & B. McTague 30.6.  

    BIRR SENIORS GOLF RESULTS

    16 August 2018

    1st: K.McDowell, J.Kelly, T.Duffy, T.Wright  (41.8)

    2nd: L.McCabe, T.Kenny, S.Dennigan, J.Molloy  (42.5)

     

    Next Week

    21st August.Tuesday Open Singles sponsored by Hassetts, Topline.

    26th August.  Intermediate Scratch Cup.

     

    Best Wishes

    Best wishes to Lady President Bernadette McTague on her President Prize next weekend.

     

    Castlebarna Shield

    Hard luck to the Castlebarna Shield team who were beaten 4-1 in the semi-final at the weekend under the management of Liam McCabe.  Well done for the effort during the year.

    Bonus Ball winner this week is Carmel and Tricia number 17.

    Ladies Results 

    18hole competition sponsored by The Thatch Crinkill 

    1st Sue Reidy (11) 40pts

    2nd Gemma Butler (8) 39pts 

    3rd Rita Delaney (16) 37pts 

    Our outing to The Heritage is on Thursday next 23rd Aug.  Bus leaving from the golf club at 8.30am Sharp.

    Lady President Bernadette McTague prize day is on Saturday next 25th August which is kindly sponsored by Brendan OCarroll Premier Insulations . We wish Bernadette a lovely day. 

  • Golfing in the Glenns 21 Aug 2018

    Current News

    21 Aug 2018      

     

    Matchplays

    All matches in the Kenny Cup, Hackett Cup and Club Championships must be played on time.  Please check the notice boards.

     

    Results

    Tuesday Open Singles sponsored by Hassett’s Topline.

    1st Brian Guinan 39pts 2nd Michael Ashe 36pts; 3rd Michael Lynch 36pts.

    Club Tankard sponsored by Hugo Loonam Motors.

    1st Matt Feenane (9) 66; 2nd Aron Murtagh (3) 68; Gross Michael Horan (0) 70; 3rd Brendan Brophy (14) 69;

    Presidents Scramble on 13/8...1st Seamie Breen, Patricia Guinan & Carmel Kelly 24.7 2nd Mary Sullivan, Therese Kennedy & John Kelly 27.7 3rd Mr Captain Pachal Troy, Aidan Farrelly, & Colin Farrelly 28.1.

    Glenn Eagles results Mary Sullivan, June Carroll, Mary Byrne & B. McTague 30.6.  

    BIRR SENIORS GOLF RESULTS

    16 August 2018

    1st: K.McDowell, J.Kelly, T.Duffy, T.Wright  (41.8)

    2nd: L.McCabe, T.Kenny, S.Dennigan, J.Molloy  (42.5)

     

    Next Week

    21st August.Tuesday Open Singles sponsored by Hassetts, Topline.

    26th August.  Intermediate Scratch Cup.

     

    Best Wishes

    Best wishes to Lady President Bernadette McTague on her President Prize next weekend.

     

    Castlebarna Shield

    Hard luck to the Castlebarna Shield team who were beaten 4-1 in the semi-final at the weekend under the management of Liam McCabe.  Well done for the effort during the year.

    Bonus Ball winner this week is Carmel and Tricia number 17.

    Ladies Results 

    18hole competition sponsored by The Thatch Crinkill 

    1st Sue Reidy (11) 40pts

    2nd Gemma Butler (8) 39pts 

    3rd Rita Delaney (16) 37pts 

    Our outing to The Heritage is on Thursday next 23rd Aug.  Bus leaving from the golf club at 8.30am Sharp.

    Lady President Bernadette McTague prize day is on Saturday next 25th August which is kindly sponsored by Brendan OCarroll Premier Insulations . We wish Bernadette a lovely day. 

  • Golfing in the Glenns 28 Aug 2018

    Matchplays

    All matches in the Kenny Cup, Hackett Cup and Club Championships must be played on time.  Please check the notice boards.  The Finals have now been fixed for Saturday 8th September.

     

    Results

    Tuesday Open Singles sponsored by Hassett’s Topline.

    1st Michael Lynch Jnr. (Moate) 39pts 2nd Cormac Moylan 37pts; 3rd Enda Mulhare 36pts.

     

    SENIORS 

    1st: S.Lynam, Pat Bennett, S.Bergin  (44.5, back six, 22/6)

    2nd: T.Rosney, B.Donlon, Paul Bennett  (44.5, back nine, 32/9)

     

    Results of Scramble 20th August.

    Phyl Flynn..Willie Dolan & Pat Nolan...29.

    2nd. Captain Paschal Troy, LV Captain Caroline McCarthy, Carmel Ryan & Sean Doorley 29.

     

    Next Week

    28st August. Tuesday Open Singles sponsored by Hassetts, Topline 

    1st & 2nd September. Open weekend.

    SENIORS  

    1st: S.Lynam, Pat Bennett, S.Bergin  (44.5, back six, 22/6)

    2nd: T.Rosney, B.Donlon, Paul Bennett  (44.5, back nine, 32/9)

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Josh Horan with number 36

     

    Ladies Notes 

    Lady President Bernadette McTague held her prize day which was kindly sponsored by Brendan O'Carroll Premier Insulations in glorious sunshine on Saturday last and the large turnout played some wonderful golf on a course that has returned to fantastic conditions after the long dry spell. Our course has never looked better. Saturday evening the ladies enjoyed a beautiful buffet served by Naz and her staff followed by the presentation of prizes and music.

     

    1st Ann Frawley (12) 69

    2nd Sue Reidy (11) 71

    Gross Gemma Butler 83

    3rd Carina Gleeson (20) 72

    Past President Doreen McKenna (25) 74

    4th Siobhan Tynan (16) 72

    Committee Caroline McCarthy (13) 73

    6th Yvonne Claffey (19) 74

     

    The next 18hole competition sponsored by Hedgerows is on Wednesday 29th Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd Sept. 

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 18 Sep 2018

    Hollow Coring

    It was a very quiet week as the hollow coring took place last week.

     

    Results

    Alf Regan Cup

    1st Tom Murtagh 45 pts 2nd Enda Mulhare 39 pts 3rd Thomas Moylan 39 pts

     

    Bonus Ball

    Wwinner this week is Sorcha Moylan number 38.

     

    Sympathy

    The club extends deepest sympathy to past President John Fleury and the extended Fleury family on the passing of Mrs Bessie Fleury last week.

     

    Ladies

    There's a 9 hole competition ongoing.

    The Glens Trophy is now running so get your partner and take part.

    There is an 18 hole competition on Wednesday 19th and Saturday 22nd with Siobhan Tynan's Open Competition on Sunday next 23rd September.  Team of 2 with  2 scores to count on par 3s. Please spread the word and encourage friends from other clubs to participate.  Great prizes as always from A Sportsmans Dream Nenagh. A great opportunity to play the course before the Glens Trophy finals on 3rd October. 

     

    Please try and gather some items together for our fundraising clothes recycling campaign. 

  • Golfing in the Glenns 02 Oct 2018

    125th Year Celebration

    Saturday next 6th October, we invite all club members, past Captains & Presidents to celebrate our 125th anniversary which commences with our Presidents mixed scramble with a shotgun start at 1.30pm. This lovely social form of play is open to all members and we will also celebrate the club's 125th birthday that evening in the clubhouse with the presentation of prizes, lovely food and wonderful entertainment with the beautiful songs of Diarmuid Guinan. Please enter your name and handicap (for draw purposes) on the sheet in the locker room before Thursday evening. If you can't get to the clubhouse just phone in with your details. 

     

    Results 

    Lady Captain Mary Bolger's Prize to the men took place last weekend and after some lovely golf and good weather the following result was returned 

    1st Declan Gath 40pts

    2nd Martin Young 39pts

    Gross John Dwyer 35pts

    3rd Enda Mulhare 38pts 

     

    Tuesday Open Singles sponsored by Hassetts Topline 25/9/18

    1st Matt Feenane 37pts

    2nd Brendan Kennedy 35pts

    3rd Ger Gath 35pts

     

    SENIORS 27 Sept. 

    1st: C.McGarry, D.Kealey, D.O’Sullivan  (65 pts)

    2nd:E.Nevin, E.Doorley, M.Chaloner  (63 pts)


    Glenn Eagles 

    Thursday September 27th

    1st Ena Guilfoyle, Marie Keane & Monica Kealey 33.1

    2nd Carmel Kelly, Mary Darcy, Roma Gilmartin & B. McTague 33.5

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Evelyn Lynch with number 33

     

     

    Ladies Notes

    A lovely day was had on Sunday last for Mr Captain's Paschal's Prize to the ladies. Lovely conditions meant that the ladies really enjoyed their day. This was our last GOY competition also and the results are as follows

    1st Ann Frawley (11) 72

    2nd lady captain Mary Bolger (20) 74

    Gross Trish Rowland (9) 84

    3rd Sorcha Moylan (14) 71
     

    Ladies who play Bridge will be pleased to know the we are holding our very popular Bridge Sunday on 18th November so save the date and spread the word.

     

    The collection date for the fundraising clothes collection is Wednesday 24th October so please make an effort to gather some items together.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 09 Oct 2018

    Results

    Tuesday Open Singles sponsored by Hassett’s Topline.

    1st John Kelly 35pts (After count back); 2nd Michael Lyons 35pts (After count back); 3rd  Robert Ryland Snr. 35pts (After count back).


    O’Dowd Trophy

    1st Liam O’Brien 37pts; 2nd Niall Short 36pts (After count back); 3rd Darragh O’Hare 36pts

     

    SENIORS 04 Oct. 2018

    1st: D.Hanniffy, S.Guinan, M.Ashe, D.O’Sullivan  (42.63)2nd:T.Duffy, F.Kenny, B.Donlon  (43.7)


    Men’s AGM

    A date for your diary.  The Men’s AGM will take place on Thursday 8th November at 8pm in the clubhouse.  All members welcome.

     

    Next Week

    9th October. Tuesday Open Singles sponsored by Hassetts, Topline.

    13th/14th October. Christmas Fare begins.

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is June Carroll number 11

     

    125 Celebration

    On Saturday last our Presidents Joe and Bernadette hosted the final of the Presidents Mixed Scramble kindly sponsored by Flaherty Feuls when 80 players took part on a beautiful autumn afternoon. 20 teams took to the beautiful course in a shotgun start. The clubhouse was a hive of atmosphere as players waited to hear their playing partners and it was a pleasure to be there. After 18 holes the clubhouse began to buzz again as cards were returned and some welcome beverages were purchased as we heard about all the shots that were missed and about the birdies and even a few eagles were landed. At 7pm over 80 members including many past captains and presidents enjoyed lovely food prepared by our great caterers Naz and team. Then we had the cutting of our beautiful cake which was kindly sponsored by Naz by captains Mary and Paschal and presidents Bernadette and Joe.  The presentation of prizes took place to the winners as follows:

    1st Brendan Hoare, Enda Mulhare, Sheila Brennan, & Tessa Foreman 61nett...2nd Ollie Nugent, Tommy Hogan, Carmel Ryan & B. McTague, 61.9 3rd Des. Mannion, John Carroll, Mary Ryan & Carina Gleeson 61.9..4th  John Ryan, Brendan O'Carroll, Agnes Doolan & Mick Ashe 61.15..5th John Murphy, Eamonn McDonagh, Caroline McCarthy & Patsy Burke, 61.25 6th Fergus Garland, Rita Delaney, Paul Bennett, & Geraldine Bennett 61.5 7th Captain Paschal Troy, John O,Meara, Theresa Fealy & Pauline Needham 62.33 ..8th Eileen Delaney, Liam O'Brien, Frank Kenny & Kanwar Arora 62.8 Following the speeches by captains Mary and Paschal we were entertained by the wonderful Diarmuid Guinan. Congratulations to all who organised this great day and night. Here's to the next 125 years.

     Glenn Eagles October 4th. .June Carroll, Margaret McDonagh & B. McTague 33.3....2nd. Ena Guilfoyle, Eileen Delaney & Patsy Burke 33.6.


    Ladies Notes

    Last Wednesday we held our Glenns Trophy Final where 23 visiting ladies teams of 4  enjoyed the very warm welcome from all our ladies who volunteered to help out. Homemade scones and jam along with their tea and coffee before playing our lovely course were warmly received. Founder member Mona Collins along with generous sponsor Peter Fox Total Health Pharmacy joined us during the day also. After lovely food by our caterers The Duck on the Green staff, prizes were presented as follows :

    1st Moate Ladies 82pts

    2nd Birr Ladies 78pts

    3rd Castlecomer 77pts

    Raffle winners were Bridie Nolan Newbridge and Liz Pardy Birr


    This week we have an 18 hole  competition to celebrate 125th anniversary on Wednesday 10th Saturday 13th Sunday 14th. Usual draws on Wednesday use BRS at weekend please. Don't forget to mark your scores for the ring competition.


    The date of the Ladies AGM will take place on Sunday 11th November in the clubhouse so mark it in your diary.  All members are welcome to attend.


    Clothing Collection

    Only two weeks left to gather all your unwanted clothes for our fundraising collection on Wednesday 24th October.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 16 Oct 2018

    Results

    Tuesday Open Singles sponsored by Hassett’s Topline 

    1st Liam Delaney 38pts; 2nd Ger Gath 37pts; 3rd Padraic Nolan 36pts.

    Matt Spain Cup

    1st Aidan Farrelly 40pts; 2nd Robbie Shiels 37pts (After count back); 3rd Simon Hogan 37pts

    Seniors 11/10/18

    1st B Bennett B Larkin M Ashe 44.56

    2nd S Bergin T Duffy B Donlon 45.56 

     

    Men’s AGM

    A date for your diary.  The Men’s AGM will take place on Thursday 8th November at 8pm in the clubhouse.  All members welcome.

     

    Offaly County Championship

    Congratulations to Tullamore Golf Club on winning the recent Offaly County Championship.  Many thanks to all in the club who helped organize this annually event.

     

    Next Week

    20th/21st October. Christmas Fare begins.  See Men’s Locker Room for details.

     

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Michael OGrady number 2

     

    Clothing Collection

    Only a few days left to get the bags of unwanted clothes footwear bags belts bed linen ready as collection date is Wednesday 24th October. The more we collect the more money for the club as we are paid by weight. So please do your very best to support this fundraiser. 

     

    Ladies Results 

    18 hole to mark 125th anniversary

    1st Maura Flannery (19) 39pts 

    2nd Theresa Fealy (21) 37pts 

    3rd Laura Nugent (9) 37pts 

     

    This Wednesday 17th Saturday 20th Sunday 21st 18 hole hamper kindly sponsored by The Thatch, Crinkill. 

    9 hole ongoing. 

     

    Ladies Club AGM on Sunday 11th November. All lady members welcome to attend.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 23 Oct 2018

    Results

    18 Hole Stableford

    1st Simon Hogan 39pts; 2nd John Dwyer 34pts; 3rd David Corbett 33pts;

     

    SENIORS 11 Oct. 2018 

    1st: J.Molloy, D.O’Sullivan, J.Kelly  (64.2)

    2nd:F.Kenny, B.Larkin, J.Fleury  (65)

     

    Men’s AGM

    A date for your diary.  The Men’s AGM will take place on Thursday 8th November at 8pm in the clubhouse.  Notices are up in the clubhouse for members to put their names forward for the Men’s Management Committee for 2019 and also for motions to the AGM.  All members welcome.

     

    Next Week

    26th/27th/28t and 29th October.  Autumn Classic.  Please book through BRS or contact clubhouse on 0579120082.

     

    Bridge

    Bridge resumes on Tuesday 30th October at 10am – all welcome.

    Autumn Classic

    The club Autumn Classic takes place over next weekend Fri Sat Sun Mon.  This is a very important fundraiser for the club and all members are asked to make a special effort to support and invite family andfriends to take part. It is a scramble format with a team of 4 only €100 with re entry at €15. Great prizes up for grabs as always. See posters.

     

    Club Mass

    Mass for deceased members takes place in the clubhouse on Thursday 8th November at 9.30am.
     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Mary OGorman number 42.


    Ladies

    18 hole hamper kindly sponsored by The Thatch Crinkill.

    1st Mary Sullivan (19) 37pts

    2nd Bernie Nugent (19) 36pts
     

    This week sees the start of our 14 hole hamper kindly sponsored by David Corbett.
     

    Glenn Eagles results October 18th.

    Majella Duffy, Carmel Kelly & B. McTague 33.8.
     

    Ladies AGM

    Takes place on Sunday 11th November in the clubhouse.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 30 Oct 2018

    Autumn Classic Results

    Our fundraising classic took place over the weekend and some great golf was played on our lovely course. Visitors and members alike were very impressed with the condition of the greens.

     

    1st Gay Claffey, Brian Claffey, Jack Claffey and Seamus Buckley

    2nd Mark Ring, Ray Casey, Declan Devoy and Jim Ring

    3rd Liam Butler, Darragh O'Hare, Vincent Liffey and Eoin McIntyre

    Non GUI - Liam Lowry, Matt Feighery, Pat Nolan and John Buckley

    Ladies - Theresa Fealy, Aileen Watkins, Maura Flannery and Therese Kennedy

    Seniors - Mary O'Gorman, Marie Keane, Agnes Doolin and Tessa Foreman

     

    SENIORS RESULTS  25 Oct. 2018 

    1st: T.Duffy, M.Ashe, S.Guinan, P.Walshe  (43.5)

    2nd: M.Liffey, B.Bennett, F.Kenny   (44.8)

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Seamus Guinan number 36
     

    Mens Club AGM

    Thursday 8th November 8pm in the clubhouse.
     

    Ladies Club AGM

    Sunday 11th November 5pm in the clubhouse.
     

    Mass for Deceased Members

    Takes place in the clubhouse on Thursday 8th November 9.30am.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 06 Nov 2018

    Congratulations

    To our Birr team who won the Joe Monahan competition recently. The team was Captain Paschal Troy, Seamie Breen, Alan Naylor and Liam OBrien.

     

    For Your Diary

    Hamper and Turkey competitions are ongoing. 

     

    Men's AGM

    Thursday 8th November in the clubhouse at 8pm. 

     

    Results

    Seniors 01 Nov 2018 

    1st: J.Fleury, T.King, S.Ryan   (44.3)

    2nd: T.Nestor, C.McGarry, M.Ashe   (45.7)

     

    Bridge

    1st Brendan and Maureen Bennett 

    2nd Roma Gilmartin and Lena Guinan. 

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Agnes Doolan number 33

     

    Ladies Notes

    Results Glenn Eagles

    1st  Denise Delaney, Denise O'Hare , Majella Duffy, & June Carroll 33.8

    2nd Marie Keane, Mary Darcy & B. McTague 35.8 

     

    Ladies AGM takes place on Sunday 11th November in the clubhouse at 5pm. All lady members invited to attend. 

     

    14 hole hamper kindly sponsored by David Corbett is ongoing. 

    9 hole turkey ongoing also.

     

    Mass for deceased members

    Takes place in the clubhouse on Thursday 8th November 9.30am. All members are welcome to attend. 

  • Golfing in the Glenns 13 Nov 2018

    Results

    9 Hole Turkey: Cat 1 Jerome Molloy 22pts; Cat 2 John Kelly 24pts; Pat Madden 24pts; Cat 3 Thady Clancy 22 pts; Tom Wright 22 pts.

     

    SENIORS 08 Nov. 2018 

    1st: M.Ashe, T.Rosney, T.Kenny  (45.8)

    2nd: D.Duffy, C.Finnerty, M.Liffey  (48.2)

     

    Men’s AGM

    The Men’s AGM was held in the Clubhouse on Thursday last 8th November.  A very well attended meeting were informed of the happenings over the last year and plans for the Club for the forthcoming year.  In his final address outgoing Captain Paschal thanked all for their help during his year and commented on how important it is for Birr Golf Club to begin growing its membership again and extending the different membership categories.  He introduced Albert Kelly as Captain for 2019.  In his address Albert thanked Paschal for bestowing the honour of Captaincy on him and wished him well for the future.  Albert asked for the continued support of all members to help in whatever way possible to further enhance the club primarily through volunteerism.  Captain then introduced Aidan Farrelly as Vice Captain for the forthcoming year.  Outgoing President Joe Slevin thanked all for his year and the support shown to him, he introduced Ollie Nugent as President for 2019.  The Men’s committee for 2019 is as follows:-  Captain: Albert Kelly,  President: Ollie Nugent, Vice-Captain: Aidan Farrelly Committee Members: Dermot Moylan, Enda Mulhare, Declan Gath, John Dwyer, Simon Hogan, Tom Rigney, Joe Slevin and ex-officio Paschal Troy.

     

    Next Week

    9 hole Turkey and 14 hole Hamper vouchers for Christmas Fare is ongoing. 

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is President Ollie Nugent number 31.

     

    Bridge Results 

    1st Henry Haverty and Paddy Deegan 2nd Tess Liffey and Mary OGorman. 

     

    Ladies Notes 

    The AGM of the ladies club took place on Sunday last and was well attended. Lady Captain Mary welcomed the ladies and the reports on each section were delivered. Lady President Bernadette thanked all who had helped her throughout the year especially marking 125th anniversary of the club. She then handed over to incoming President Theresa Fealy. Theresa thanked Bernadette and looks forward to the year ahead with the excellent ladies committee. Lady Captain then addressed the ladies by thanking them for their support and pointed out that membership numbers are a concern and must be addressed going forward.  She then handed over to incoming captain Caroline McCarthy.  Caroline thanked Mary for inviting her to be her vice captain and was very honoured to be lady captain. She introduced Laura Nugent as her vice captain for 2019. She promised to work hard for the club and asked all to encourage more ladies to try golf and therefore we can increase our numbers.

    Ladies committee: Captain Caroline McCarthy. President Theresa Fealy. Vice Captain Laura Nugent. Committee Mary McGee Mary Lonergan Brid Guinan Denise Delaney Maura Flannery Majella Gibbons Evelyn Lynch Carina Gleeson Bernadette McTague and ex-officio Mary Bolger. 

     

    9 hole competition is ongoing. 

    14 hole hamper sponsored by David Corbett ongoing. 

     

    Bridge Sunday

    Next Sunday 18th November we have our Bridge Sunday when all bridge players are invited to The Glenns at 3pm. This is a great day for everyone and ladies are asked to promote this as it's a main fundraiser for the club. Bridge commences at 3pm.

     

    Club AGM 

    The AGM of Birr Golf Club takes place on Sunday 25th November in the clubhouse.  All members are invited to attend. 

     

    Club monster draw

    Our annual monster Christmas draw takes place on Friday 21st December 2018. €2500 in cash prizes up for grabs. Members are asked to collect their cards in the clubhouse asap and promote this draw. 

     

    We wish the incoming mens and ladies committees the very best of luck in the year ahead. 

  • Golfing in the Glenns 20 Nov 2018

    Results

    The Loughnane Cup Final took place on Sunday last when James Nolan pipped Colin Farrelly on the 19th hole. Well done to both lads. Two fine young golfers who put alot of work into their game.

     

    SENIORS 15 Nov. 2018 

    1st: T.Rosney, E.McDonagh, T.Kenny  (43.8)

    2nd: J.Kelly, M.Chaloner, S.Dennigan  (44.8)

     

    The 9 hole and 14 hole competitions are running for Christmas fare.

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is David OMeara number 17.

     

    Christmas Draw

    Members are reminded to collect your raffle cards for the club's monster Christmas draw in the clubhouse.  It's a vital fundraiser for the club and very important that everyone supports this fundraiser. €2500 In cash prizes up for grabs. All full cards returned go into a draw for a free sub in 2019. Draw takes place on Friday 21st December. 

     

    Club AGM 

    Takes place on Sunday next 25th November at 4pm in the clubhouse.  All members are invited to attend. 

     

    Bridge Results 

    1st Tess Liffey and Mary OGorman 

    2nd Henry Haverty and Paddy Deegan

     

    Ladies Notes

    Ladies 9 hole turkey is ongoing. 

    14 hole hamper kindly sponsored by Paul Boyd is also ongoing. 

     

    The ladies club ran a lovely Bridge Day on Sunday last which was well attended. Many thanks to all the players and to the ladies who did catering on the day. Many compliments were passed on a lovely afternoon. Special thanks to the Banagher and Ferbane clubs for their help supplying tables etc.

     

    Ladies will hold their Christmas Party Sunday on 16th Dec (weather permitting) so mark it in your diary. 

     

    Best wishes to Fiona Burke daughter of Roma Gilmartin who took over as lady captain in Mullingar Golf Club recently. Fiona and her daughter Sarah are regular players in Birr.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 27 Nov 2018

    Club AGM 

    The club AGM took place on Sunday last 25th November and a there was a good turnout. Reports on all the different areas of the club were given and favourably received. Motions on new membership packages and course work were carried and the following were elected onto the management committee for 2019:

    Captain: Albert Kelly 

    Lady Captain: Caroline McCarthy 

    President: Ollie Nugent 

    Lady President: Theresa Fealy 

    Vice Captain: Aidan Farrelly 

    Lady Vice Captain: Laura Nugent 

    Sean Doorley, Liam Delaney, Sheila Brennan and Mary O'Gorman. 

    We wish them well for the coming year.

     

    Results

    Turkey winners 24/11: Seamie Breen 24pts Des Mannion 23pts John Fleury 22pts
     

    SENIORS 22 Nov. 2018 

    1st: K.McDowell, T.Clancy, Jerome Molloy  (42.8)

    2nd: S.Ryan, D.Hanniffy, S.Lynam  (43.7)

     

    Bridge: 1st Ann McIntyre & Eddie Nolan 2nd Rita Delaney & Gay Halvey.
     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is lady captain Caroline McCarthy number 12

    Play bonus ball each week for €2 with a chance of winning €30 each Saturday night. 

     

    Monster Draw

    Members are asked to collect their cards in the clubhouse and return completed asap. All completed cards go into a draw for free sub for 2019. €2500 in cash prizes to be drawn on Friday 21st December in the clubhouse. It could be YOU !!!
     

    Ladies Notes

    We have a 9 hole turkey competition ongoing and a 14 hole hamper kindly sponsored by Paul Boyd ongoing also.

    Party Sunday on 16th Dec so keep it in your diary.
     

    Glenn Eagles result on November 22nd 1st Emer Hanniffy, Doreen McKenna & Margaret McDonagh 30.5 2nd. Lady President Theresa Fealy, Patsy Burke & June Carroll 32.5.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 04 Dec 2018

    Results

    Competitions ended Sunday 2nd December, 2018.

    14 Hole: 1st Seamie Breen 37pts; 2nd Capt. Albert Kelly 33pts (on countback); 3rd Tom Murtagh 33 pts.

    9 Hole Turkey: 1st Eddie Nevin 25pts; 2nd Paul Bennett 23pts; 3rd Michael Cleare Jnr. 23pts.

     

    SENIORS 29 Nov. 2018  1st: D.Kealey, F.Kenny, T.Duffy   (44.5) 2nd:K.McDowell, L.Delaney, S.Lynam  (45.7)

    Seniors dinner Thursday 6th 7pm.

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Pauline Clancy 17

     

    Bridge Results 

    1st Ann McIntyre & Eddie Nolan 2nd Catherine Morris & Phyllis Landy.

     

    Next Week

    9 hole Turkey and 14 hole Hamper for Christmas Fare vouchers is ongoing.

     

    Monster Draw

    Don't forget the Monster Draw. Please make a big effort to sell the cards. All completed cards go into a draw for free sub for 2019.

    Subs are also now due for 2019. Direct Debit option is available to all.

     

     

    Ladies Notes 

    A new 9 hole turkey and a new 14 hole hamper kindly sponsored by Hanlons Butchers has begun this week.

    Please note new winter course in operation now.

     

    Party Sunday on 16th Dec so mark it in your diary. Please enter your name on the sheet in the locker room for golf.

     

    Glenn Eagles Ladies held their 10th anniversary celebration golf & lunch on November 22nd. The Glenn Eagle members together with founding members Mona & Bernie  were joined by L.Captain Caroline Lady President Theresa for a most enjoyable afternoon celebration. Lady Captain Caroline in her address to the members  acknowledged the contribution of the Glenn Eagles to the club and wished them continued success.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 11 Dec 2018

    Christmas Monster Draw  

    Please make a big effort to sell your cards for the Christmas Monster Draw which takes place on Friday 21st December in the clubhouse. All full cards returned go into a draw for free sub for 2019. Best of luck to all. 

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Thady Clancy number 37.

     

    Bridge Results 

    1st Kathleen Doorly and Rita Delaney, 2nd Catherine Morris and Phyllis Landy. 

     

    Ladies Notes

    Party Sunday on 16th Dec so make sure to have your name down before Thursday morning for food and use BRS to book golf which can be played Saturday or Sunday. 

     

    The next 9 hole turkey closes on Fri next. 14 hole hamper kindly sponsored by Hanlons Butchers is ongoing. 

  • Golfing in the Glenns 18 Dec 2018

    Results

    Week Ending 16/12/18

    14 hole 1st Paschal Troy 38, 2nd Joe Daly 34, 3rd Bernard Grimes 34

     

    9 hole turkey 1st Paschal Troy 26, 2nd Joe Daly 23, 3rd Ger Dunican 23

     

    Senior Results 13th Dec

    1st L Delaney B Larkin K McDowell S Bergin 47pts 2nd S Guinan C Finnerty T Wright J Carroll 49pts The Seniors had a very enjoyable Christmas dinner. Great food & great music. Some very enjoyable songs & stories from the members.

     

    Christmas Draw

    Can all members please return tickets for entry into Monster Draw. This draw is essential to provide much needed funds for your club so that you can continue to play Golf. Please play your part along with your fellow members and it will not be a burden on anyone 

    There are excellent prizes to be won plus every card returned and fully completed will be entered into a draw for a free Membership for the 2019 year.

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Dermot Moylan number 41 Play bonus ball each week for €2 in the bar.

     

    Bridge Results

    1st Mary and Tom McGee

    2nd Eddie Nolan and Ann McIntyre

     

    Ladies Notes

    New 9 hole competition starts Monday 17th Dec with 14 hole hamper kindly sponsored by Halon's Butchers is ongoing.

     

    We had a lovely evening on Sunday last for party Sunday. Over 30 ladies enjoyed lovely food and wine and the table was full of lovely hampers sponsored by The Thatch, Paul Boyd Butcher and David Corbett butcher and were presented to the winners along with the 9 hole turkey winners.

    Nobody went home empty handed as all present got a little token gift. Lady Vice Captain Laura lead the sing song while also strumming her guitar

     

    Happy Christmas 

    The Management Committees would like to thank the members all your help and support during 2018 wish you and your families a Happy & Holy Christmas and a peaceful & healthy 2019

  • Golfing in the Glenns 25 Dec 2018

    Monster Draw 

    Many thanks to all the members who supported this fundraising draw which took place on last Friday night. The winners are as follows:

    1st Maura Flannery €1,000 2nd Eileen Grogan €700 3rd Emer O Brien €500 4th Kate O Brien €100 5th Mark Egan €100 6th Yvonne Howley €100. 2019 membership winner Majella Gibbons.

    Congratulations to all winners.

     

    Seniors Result 

    1st M. Liffey, B. Donlon T. Duffy.  44.6.

    2nd S. Guinan , C. Finnerty, T. Kenny.  45.5

     

    Bonus Ball 

    This weeks winners are Mary OGorman and Mick Coghlan with number 22. Play each week in the clubhouse for €2. Thanks to all who supported during the year. 

     

    Party Sunday 

    The ladies enjoyed a lovely social evening on Sunday last. 9 holes of golf was followed by lovely food by Naz and her staff with wine, mince pies and Christmas cake. All outstanding prizes were presented along with hampers sponsored by The Thatch,  David Corbett and Paul Boyd and turkey vouchers also. Following this a sing song commenced with lady vice captain Laura strumming her guitar. 

    As we come to the end of another year, we wish everyone a very happy and holy Christmas and every good wish for 2019. 

     

    Bridge Results 

    1st Tom and Mary McGee. 

    2nd. Roma Gilmartin and Phyllis Dooley,

  • Golfing in the Glenns 01 Jan 2019

    2019 Subscriptions

    Subs are now due to be paid and the standing order option is a great way to spread the cost over the year. You downlaod the standing order form here. Further information is available from Joan in the clubhouse office. New members are very welcome with lots of different membership options available. 

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is James Murphy number 9. Play bonus ball each week for your chance to win €30. Thanks to all who support this draw weekly.

     

    Supervalu Winter League 

    The weather has been really kind and it's a great opportunity to play your rounds of the league. Best of luck to the 8 teams taking part this year. Please try and get your rounds played on time as we want to avoid extended dates if at all possible and hopefully the weather will continue to stay so mild.

     

    9 hole ongoing also a 14 hole hamper kindly sponsored by Hanlons Butchers also ongoing. 

     

    Sympathy

    The ladies of Birr Golf Club were shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of one of our lady members Monica Kealey recently. Monica played regularly with the Glen Eagles Ladies on a Thursday and was very popular. She will be sadly missed.

    To her husband Pat and family, we offer our sincere sympathy. 

     

    New Year

    New Year wishes are extended to all members and their families for 2019. May we all experience good health and even better golf in the year ahead.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 08 Jan 2019

    Results

    Seniors 03 Jan. 2019 

    1st: B.Donlon, S.Bergin, K.McDowell  (46.7)

    2nd:D.O’Sullivan, B.Larkin, A.Joyce  (48.2)

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Eileen Wright number 4. Play bonus ball each week for your chance to win €30.

     

    Ladies

    Supervalu Winter League

    The weather has been really kind and it's a great opportunity to play your rounds of the league. Best of luck to all taking part.  Captains are reminded to encourage your team players to get their rounds played.

     

    9 hole competition is ongoing also 14hole hamper kindly sponsored by Hanlons Butchers is ongoing also. 

     

    We had a lovely group of new ladies who got to taste golf on the course last Saturday morning and each one of them thoroughly enjoyed it.  They take on the another 9 hole challenge next Saturday morning. Thanks to the ladies who helped out.

     

    Subscriptions

    Subs are due now for 2019 so please do so as soon as possible. A standing order spreads the cost over the year.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 15 Jan 2019

    Subscriptions

    Subs are now due to be paid and the standing order option is a great way to spread the cost over the year.

    All information is available from Joan in the clubhouse office.

    New members are very welcome with lots of different membership options available

     

    Membership Categories 2019

    Full Adult                                           €650.00

    Family                                              €1057.00

    Distance                                            €300.00

    Social                                                €360.00

    Social Couple                                     €660.00

    Juvenile (Primary)                              €50.00

    Juvenile ( Secondary)                         €75.00

    Student/Apprentice (to age 29)          €165.00

    Aged under 35                                    €300.00

    New Member                                      €450.00

     

    Results

    Seniors 10 Jan. 2019

    1st: B.Donlon, P.Walshe, B.Bennett  (46.8)

    2nd:T.Duffy, F.Kenny, C.Donovan  (48.7)

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Paddy Callaghan number 3

     

    Captains Drive-In

    Reminder that the captains drive in will take place on Sunday 17th February at 12 noon.

     

    Ladies 

    Glen Eagles Result 

    1st Denise O Hare,  Majella Duffy, Mary Byrne and BMcTague 31.6 

    2nd Lady President Theresa Fealy, Mary McGee Carmel Ryan 33.8

     

    9 hole competition is ongoing also 14hole hamper kindly sponsored by Hanlons Butchers.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 22 Jan 2019

    Spring League 

    Time to get your teams together for this year’s league.

    Reigning champions say they are going for the double.

    Can your  team beat them?

    Please enter on the sheet in the locker room. Good luck to everyone.

     

    Rules Night

    Officials from Leinster Golf  will be in attendance to give update to members old and new re rule changes etc. .

    Date is Tues 29th Jan at 7.30 in Clubhouse. 

     

    Membership Offers 

    Reminder there are great offers  for new members , U35s and Students available .

    Details on club website and social media platforms. 

     

    Results

    Seniors 17 Jan. 2019

    1st: B.Donlon, P.Byrne, E.McDonagh (27.7)

    Bridge

    1st Roma Gilmartin & Phyliss Dooley

    2nd Henry Haverty & Paddy Deegan

     

    Bonus Ball

    Winner this week is Edward Nolan number 42.

    Play bonus ball each week for your chance to win €30. 

     

    Captains' Drive In

    Ttakes place on Sunday 17th February at 12 noon.

     

    Ladies Golf

    9 hole ongoing also a 14 hole hamper kindly sponsored by Hanlons Butchers ongoing.  

    The Supervalu Winter League is going well and round two to be completed by Tues 22nd January.    

     

    Free Golf Day

    In an effort to encourage new members and possible rejoiners, the club are running a "TRY FOR FREE" Fun Day Scramble on Saturday 9th Feb at 2pm. Please ask some family members and friends to come and take part. Our members are asked to come along and play with these possible new members on this day. Please spread the word as every club needs new people.

     

    Shane Lowry  

    Congratulations to Shane Lowry from all at Birr Golf Club

  • Golfing in the Glenns 06 Feb 2018

    SPRING LEAGUE

    The spring league sponsored by Michael Horan golf shop & driving range is currently played over holes 1 - 4 & 7 - 16 All up todate scores have been posted on the sheet in the men's locker room.

     

    Drive In 

    The drive in takes place on Sunday Feb 18th.

    Best wishes to our incoming Captains Mary and Paschal  and Presidents Bernie and Joe for 2018.

     

    INTER CLUB

    A full list of the our inter club fixtures dates and venues is on display in the men's locker room. Team managers will be selected shortly.

     

    SUBSCRIPTIONS

    Members should note that the annual subscriptions are now due. Also our special offer of €450 and social offer of €360 plus GUI/ILGU levy. Contact Joan in the office for further details.

     

    SOCIETIES

    Societies and visitors are most welcome to Birr golf club. We believe we are the perfect location for the golf enthusiasts. We at Birr golf club believe that societies get value for money and we aim to provide a great day out for all golfers because of our central location. We are only a short distance from the motorway with a top class golf course, bar & restaurant, golf shop & driving range. Thank you to all the visitors for your positive feedback. So why not plan your visit to Birr golf club? Looking forward to meeting you in 2018. For further details on bookings & rates contact Joan 057 9120082 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

     

    RESTAURANT

    The restaurant is open Saturday from 1pm to 5pm and Sunday serving lunch from 12.30 to 4pm. Your support would be most welcome.

     

    BRIDGE RESULTS

    1st Michael Ashe and Michael Stephens. 2nd Olive Kenny and Phyllis Dooley.

     

    DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

    Bridge every Tuesday morning 10am organised by Mary O'Gorman.

    Seniors every Thursday organised by Michael Ashe & Michael Liffey.

     

    LOTTO

    This week's lotto number is 26 and the winner is Michael Bourke.

     

    LADIES

    The ladies enjoyed a lovely evening on Sunday last in the clubhouse with a beautiful  meal prepared by Naz and staff . A great start to our new golfing year. Presentation of prizes took place afterwards. The  match play trophy was won by Kathleen Doorley and runner up was Lady Captain Mary Bolger . The plate was won by Vice Captain Caroline McCarthy  and the runner up was Eileen Delaney . The party 7 hole was won by Evelyn Lynch with Carina Gleason winning an outstanding 9 hole and runner up Mary Sullivan.

    Winter League 

    Despite the weather the League is progressing nicely. Please ensure that your rounds are up to date . 

    Congratulations to Sorcha Moylan who has been selected by the ILGU onto the Leinster coaching panel.

     

    Competition

    There is a 9 hole competition ongoing .

      

    THE DUCK ON THE GREEN

    Our club restaurant is doing beautiful food every Saturday and great Sunday lunch. 3 courses for €20. Why not pay a visit and sample the menu. Naz and her staff promise you won't be disappointed. 

     

    Sympathy 

    The club extends their sympathy to Dor Dempsey on the death of her brother Joseph and to Frieda Tierney on the death of her sister Bridget O'Meara, Lorrha.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 20 Feb 2018

    Captains' Drive-In

    Sunday 18th February saw the golfing season start with the Captain's Drive In. Lady Captain Mary Bolger and Captain Paschal Troy arrived by vintage horse drawn carriage and dressed in vintage golf costumes as part of the 125 year anniversary of the club this year.

    They were greeted by family members and golfing friends and Francie Horan popped the cork on the champagne for them.

    Following this there were some loads of timber auctioned and some good bargains were had by the bidders !

    Then captains Mary and Paschal along with Presidents Bernadette McTague and Joe Slevin drove off.

    This was followed by a 4 person scramble where almost 70 golfers took part which was fantastic considering the inclement weather conditions. As we waited for the results and presentation of prizes, the golfers were very glad to have some lovely hot finger food. The results were as follows:

     

    1st Cormac Moylan Pat Molloy Eileen Delaney Kathleen Doorley 39.6

    2nd Sean Moylan Theresa Fealy vice captains Albert Kelly and Caroline McCarthy 42.8

    3rd Aidan Farrelly Alan Hennessy Liam Guilfoyle Mary Sullivan 42.9

    A load of timber was raffled and the lucky winner was Liam Guilfoyle.

    Many thanks to all who supported the captains and presidents and we wish them a very enjoyable and successful year.

     

    WINTER LEAGUES

    The ladies and gents winter leagues continue. Please make an extra effort to get your rounds played so as to keep the final dates on track.

     

    BONUS BALL

    The winner this week was Sandra Moylan with number 4.

     

    MASTERS SWEEP

    Francie is getting ready for the Masters and will be taking entries in the bar. This is always very interesting event and raises much needed funds for the club. Please support and join in the fun !

     

    BRIDGE RESULTS

    1st Olive Kenny and Phyllis Dooley 2nd Tim Kenny and Gay Claffey.

     

    SYMPATHY

    The club extends sympathy to Liam Delaney on the death of his sister Helen Feely Roscrea and Peig Monaghan on the death of her brother Ambrose McDonagh Tynagh Galway.

     

    LADIES NOTES

    The winter league sponsored by Supervalu continues and a 9 hole also.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 27 Feb 2018

    WINTER LEAGUE

    The line up for the 1/4 Finals of the mens Winter/Spring League sponsored by Birr Golf Shop & Driving Range will be known after play finishes on Sunday next 4th March. Anyone with rounds still to play must have them completed before then.

     

    BONUS BALL

    The winner this week was Jerome Molloy with number 25.

     

    MASTERS SWEEP

    Francie is ready for the Masters and will be taking entries in the bar. This is always very interesting event and raises much needed funds for the club. Please support and join in the fun !

     

    BRIDGE RESULTS

    1st Olive Kenny and Phyllis Dooley 2nd Henry Haverty and Paddy Deegan

     

    SYMPATHY

    The club extends sympathy to John  and Alan Kelly Ferbane on the death of their mother Rita. 

     

    LADIES NOTES

    The winter league sponsored by Supervalu has been extended so last round to be played by Wednesday 14th March. Teams who qualify for the final on Sunday 18th March will be posted on Thursday 15th March. 

    There is also a 9 hole competition ongoing. 

  • Golfing in the Glenns 06 Mar 2018

    Welcome to The Glenns

    Birr Golf Club would like to extend a very warm welcome to our new Head Green Keeper Eoghan Buckley. We wish him all the best wishes as he settles into his new role in the club and look forward to working along with him to improve the golfing experience for everyone.

    There was very little happening in the Glenns this week as we had a visit from The Beast from the East and storm Emma which kept us busy clearing the drifts of snow away.

    As the thaw sets in we have to cope with water left behind. 

     

    Bridge Result 

    1st Michael Ashe Michael Stephens 2nd Mary and Tom McGee

     

    Bonus Ball

    The winner this week was Caroline McCarthy with number 24.

     

    Societies and Classics

    The club invites all local societies and club classic committees to contact Joan or Francie on 0579120082 to book in for this season ahead. You're always very welcome at Birr Golf Club. Full catering facilities available. 

     

    Masters Sweep

    Francie is ready for the Masters and will be taking entries in the bar. This is always very interesting event and raises much needed funds for the club. Please support and join in the fun !

     

    Mother's Day

    Next Sunday 11th March is Mother's Day and The Duck on The Green restaurant will be open for lunch with a lovely menu available.  Pre booking is advisable on 0579120082.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 20 Mar 2018

    For  your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 22nd at 9.45 

    Spring League semi-finals sponsored by Michael Horan’s Golf Shop and Driving Range on Saturday 24th at 1.10 pm to  2.10 pm. Semi-finalists are: Team Brendan Hogan v Team Pat Madden.  And Team Billy McGarry v Team Captain Paschal Troy. Final on Sunday at 11 am.

    On-going 4 Ball Better Ball. 

    Bridge on Tuesday at 10.00. Contact Mary O’Gorman for all details.

     

    Beastly Weather

    The Eastern Beast and his or her son or daughter played havoc with our competitions over the weekend. Still a few hardy souls  braved the elements and took to the fairways. No doubt the Grand Slam from Twickenham and the incredible golf from Rory in Florida helped to offer some consolation. We are delighted to welcome our new greenkeeper, Eoghan  Buckley to the Glenns and wish him every success. At the moment our pathways are being resurfaced with material sponsored by Loughnane Concrete. Many thanks to the Loughnane family who have contributed so much to our course over several decades.

     

    LMC fixtures

    The Leinster,Munster  and Connaught Golf Society  (LMC)  one of the more successful Golf Societies in the country has published its fixture list for the 2018 season.  In all there are 13 fixtures which  start in Portumna on 5 April and finish in Templemore on 22 September. Birr host the outing on 16 April when GUI President John Moloughney will attend.  John, who has contributed so much to the organisation of golf in this area will indeed be very welcome to our Club.

     

    Team Managers

    The team managers for the Men’s  Inter Club Competitions have been announced. It may come as a surprise to many that the Club participates in over 13 different competitions. The managerial list will be published next week.

     

    Augusta Masters

    With the Masters just around the corner, all you with bulging wallets after Cheltenham, get your bets on immediately with Francie. There are still a few slots available for all intrepid punters. Should be a fantastic Major with Rory  back in top form.

     

    Bridge results

    1st Tom/Mary McGee.  2nd  Roma Gilmartin/Lena Guinan.

     

    Ladies

    Our Winter League  final sponsored by  SuperValu had to be postponed until next Sunday 25 March after the snow returned.  Teams in the final are: Caroline McCarthy’s, Eileen Delaney’s and Sue Reidy’s.  There will be a 9-hole competition for ladies not featuring in the final.

     

    Sympathy

    The members offer deepest sympathy to Michael McGrath and his family on the death of his  brother John in Birr recently.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 27 Mar 2018

    Winter/Spring League

    The sponsored Birr Golf Shop & Driving Range Winter/Spring League was brought to a conclusion at the weekend, albeit a month behind schedule due to the inclement weather we have witnessed recently.  On Saturday afternoon the semi-finals took place between Captain Paschal Troy’s and Billy McGarry’s teams, and Pat Madden’s and Brendan Hogan’s teams.  After two closely contested matches, Billy McGarry and Pat Madden teams progressed to the final on Sunday.  Again, like the semi-finals, the final went right down to the wire.  Pat Madden took the first scalp for his team beating Billy McGarry 2 & 1, the John Ryan put his side two matches up with a 4 & 3 win over Brendan Brophy.  Michael McGarry pulled one back for his side with a 2 & 1 win over John Murphy which left the last match out on the course, Fergus Garland vs Laurence McGarry.  A brilliant five foot putt on the 19th by Fergus Garland ensured victory for Pat Madden’s team.  Afterwards, the prizes were presented to both teams in the clubhouse by Men’s Captain, Paschal Troy.  He thanked Michael Horan, Birr Golf Shop & Driving Range for his sponsorship, congratulated the winners “a new recently formed four ball” and commiserated with the runners-up.  He also thanked all who played in the event which made it such a success, and to all who showed great patience with this event due to the many cancellations had because of the inclement weather.  

     

    FOR YOUR DIARY

    Bennett & Dooley Cups 31st March & 1st April.

     

    BONUS BALL 

    Winner this week is Josh Horan with 36.

     

    BRIDGE RESULTS 

    1st Phyllis Landy and Mary Sullivan 2nd Cecilia Doorley and Aileen Anderson.

    SENIORS RESULT

    J Fleury P Bennett E Doorley 44.7

    B Larkin L Delaney  F Kenny 45.7

     

    JUVENILE GOLF

    This Friday 30th April from 11am to 12noon there will be competition for boys and girls. All are welcome. Easter eggs kindly sponsored by Supervalu Birr.

     

    LADIES GOLF

    Winter League Final

    Our Winter League final sponsored by Supervalu Birr was played on Sunday last in beautiful sunshine and congratulations to Lady Vive Captain Caroline McCarthy and her team of Aileen Watkins Carina Gleeson  Rita Enright and Annette Kenny who were winners. 2nd Eilleen Delaney and her team of Sheila Brennan Bernie Nugent Caroline Guinan and Pauline Needham. 3rd Sue Reidy and her team of Mary Byrne Maura Flannery Marie Corcoran and Majella Gibbons. Many thanks to all who played the League and persevered through the very unsavoury weather conditions.  The 9 hole was won by Theresa Fealy with 17pts after countback.

    9 hole result. 1st Mary Sullivan 20 20pts. 2nd Patricia Rowland 9 19pts 3rd Liz Pardy 22 18pts. Monday 26th a 16 hole competition runs till Easter Monday 2nd April and a new 9 hole also running. Hope to see lots of ladies out now that the longer evenings are here. 

     

    SUBSCRIPTIONS

    A reminder that 2018 SUBSCRIPTIONS are due and can be paid to Joan or Francie at the clubhouse. 

     

    TEAM NEWS

    Best wishes to our Ladies Challenge Team and manager Kay Kelly who play in Roscrea on Friday next.

     

    HAPPY EASTER

    Best wishes to everyone for a lovely Easter. Let's hope the weather stays kind for us all to get out and play some golf.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 03 Apr 2018

    Results

    Bennett Cup: 1st Padraig Moylan 38 pts; 2nd John Dwyer 38 pts; 3rd Billy McGarry 37pts

    Dooley Cup: 1st Martin Young 44pts; 2nd Joe Daly 41pts; 3rd Michael McGarry 40 pts

     

    Hassetts Topline Tuesday Open Singles

    The Hassetts, Topline Tuesday Open Singles commences next Tuesday 3rd April.  Visitors €15, Members €7.

     

    Kenny Cup & Club Championship Matchplay

    Entries sheets for both competitions are now up in the Men’s Locker room.  Entry fee €10 per competition.  Members please note that in order to be entered into these competitions, you must have your entry fee paid before the draw takes place on 30th April.

     

    BIRR SENIORS 

    1st: C.Finnerty, F.Kenny, B.Larkin  (62 pts) 2nd: B.Donlon, L.Delaney, K.McDowell  (60 pts)

     

    Sympathy 

    The club extends sympathy to Bro Denis on the passing of his brother in Bantry

     

    Bonus Ball 

    Winner this week is Benny Larkin with 13.

     

    Bridge Results

    1st Frank Doorley and Theresa Fealy 2nd Henry Haverty and Paddy Deegan joint 3rd Tess Liffey Mary OGorman and Mary and Tom McGee.

     

    Ladies Notes

    The current 16 hole competition sponsored by Laurenzo will run till Thursday 5th April with re entry available and there's a 9 hole running also.

    The Australian Spoons is now up and  running for April. Please get your partner and support this competition. 

    Hard luck to our challenge team who went down against Portlaoise in Roscrea on Friday last after a very good display. Thanks to manager Kay Kelly players and caddys on the day.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 10 Apr 2018

    Results

    Hassetts Topline Sponsored Tuesday Open Singles Result 3rd April

    1st Gavin Young 37pts 2nd Billy Donlon 35pts 3rd Sean Moylan 32pts

     

    SENIORS RESULT 5/4/18

    1st: J. Molloy, T.Rosney, T.King, W.Loughnane  (43.5)

    2nd: A.Joyce, B.Guinan, P.Walshe, J.Carroll  (47)

     

    For Your Diary

    Kenny Cup & Club championship Match-plays.

    Draw sheets up in the Men’s Locker Room for this years Kenny Cup and Club championship match-play competitions. Closing date for entries 29 April and entries must be accompanied by entry fee. 

     

    125th Anniversary Medal competition.

    Members please note that this event has been pushed back in the Men’s calendar until the 15th July to coincide with a presentation to all our living former Men’s Captains and Presidents in a celebration to mark the 125th anniversary of our Club.  Information on this event to follow.

     

    Barton Cup

    Best of luck to the Barton Cup team under the management of Sean & Dermot Moylan. They play Mount Temple in the 1st round on Saturday next with two matches at home and three away.

     

     

    Bridge Result

    1st Agnes Doolin and Mary Sullivan 2nd Teresa Fealy and Catherine Morris.

     

    Bonus Ball Winner

    Alan Naylor with number 34

     

    Masters Sweep Results  

    Patrick Reed Michael Coughlan & Therese Kennedy Rickie Fowler Jimmy Egan & Michael Grogan  Jordan Speith Pauline Needham & Margaret Feehan Jon Rahm Cormac Moylan & Billy Donlon. Winners please collect your prizes in the Bar. Thanks to everyone for support.

     

    Ladies Golf Notes

    Easter 16 hole competition result 1st Eileen Delaney (30) 32pts 2nd Bernie Nugent (22) 31pts.

    9 hole ongoing 

    Wed 11th Sat 14th Sun 15th 18hole competition sponsored by Lady Vice Captain Caroline McCarthy.

    Australian Spoons also running through April. 

  • Golfing in the Glenns 17 Apr 2018

    Results

    Hassetts Topline Sponsored Tuesday Open Singles Result 10th April.

    1st Padraig Moylan 37pts.

    Weekend Open Singles Competition 14th/15th April

    1st Aidan Farrelly 42pts.

    2nd Conor Hassett 35pts.

    3rd Darragh Claffey 35pts.

     

    Kenny Cup & Club Campionship Matchplays

    Draw sheets up in the Men’s Locker Room for this years Kenny Cup and Club championship match-play competitions. Closing date for entries 29 April and entries must be accompanied by entry fee.

     

    Barton Cup

     Hard luck to our Barton Cup team under the management of Sean & Dermot Moylan who were defeated by three matches to two against Mount Temple.  Playing at home were Fergus Garland & Pat Madden who won on the 16th, John Dwyer & Michael McGarry who were beaten on the 5th extra hole, and playing away were Seamie Breen & Matt Feenane who won on the 17th, Pat Doyle & Pat Molloy who lost on 16th and Simon Hogan & Martin Young who lost on the 16th also.

    Birr Seniors Result 12/4/18

     1st: M.Liffey, M.Ashe, T.Duffy  (59 pts)

    2nd: P.Walshe, T.Kenny, S.Bergin  (58 pts - back 9)

    For Your Diary

    Provincial Towns

    Best wishes to our Provincial Towns team and their manager Fergus Garland on Saturday next as the take on Mount Temple in the 1st round.  We have four matches at home and five matches away with the first teeing off around 2pm.

    Hackett Cup GOY Competition

    The first of our Golfer of the Year competitions take place next weekend 21st/22nd April, with the qualifier for the Hackett Cup.  This is one of the oldest, if not the oldest competition in our club that we play for each year with records of past winners dating back as far as 1915.  The initial stage gives all members the opportunity to play in the qualifier with a cut off then which will the culminate in a match play competition over the Summer months. 

     

    Bridge Results

    1st Roma Gilmartin and Phyllis Landy 2nd tie Henry Haverty and Mary O Gorman, Mary Kearns and Teresa Fealy.

     

    Ladies Notes

    Winners of our 1st 18 hole competition sponsored by Lady Vice Captain Caroline McCarthy 

    1st Bernie Nugent 36pts 

    2nd Martina O’Brien 32pts 

    3rd Theresa Fealy 32pts

     

    Ladies 18 hole 

    Our next 18 hole Competition is sponsored by last years Captains Prize winner Patricia  Rowland on Wed 18th Sat 21st Sun 22nd April.

     

    Australian Spoons 

    Don’t forget to get your team together for this enjoyable foursomes Competition. 

     

    Ongoing 9 hole stroke Competition. 

     

    Best wishes to our Intermediate  and Junior cup teams who are playing on Saturday next in Glasson  and  Moate under managers Mary Ryan and Martina O'Brien. 

     

    Sheet up on the notice board in the locker room for Matchplay. If interested please enter your name before the end of the month.


    Glenn Eagles Results

    29/3/18

    1st Theresa Fealy Rita Enright Carmel Kelly 31 nett.

    2nd Ena Guilfoyle Patricia Guinan  Therese Kennedy 34.5 nett.

    3rd Bernie McTague Marie Keane Patsy Burke 35.2 nett.

    5/4/18

    1st Sheila Brennan Rita Delaney Patsy Burke Mary Byrne 30 nett.

    2nd Mary Sullivan Denise O Hare Carmel Kelly 31.4 nett.

    12/4/18

    1st Theresa Fealy June Carroll Patricia Guinan 30.5 nett.

    2nd Denise Delaney Mary O Brien Margaret McDonagh 31.9 nett

  • Golfing in the Glenns 24 Apr 2018

    Hackett Cup GOY Qualifier

    After the weekends activities we are now down to the last 16 in the Hackett Cup.  The leading qualifiers were Laurence McGarry 66, Simon Hogan 68 and Billy Donlon 69.   The draw for the match play format of this event is: Laurence McGarry vs Pat Madden; Eddie Nevin vs David Corbett; Emmet Martin vs Gavin Young; Declan Gath vs Seamie Breen; Billy Donlon vs Pat Nolan; John Kelly vs Mark Reynolds; Sean Doorley vs Paul Bennett; Simon Hogan vs Joe Daly.  All qualifiers please ensure that this round must be completed by 29th May.  Well done to all. 

     

    Kenny Cup & Club Championship Match-plays

    ‪Draw sheets up in the Men’s Locker Room for this year’s Kenny Cup and Club championship match-play competitions. Closing date for entries is next Sunday the 29th April and entries must be accompanied by entry fee.  Draw for the completion will be made after this date and posted in the Men’s Locker Room.

     

    Provincial Towns

    Well done to our Provincial Towns team on their narrow win over Mount Temple.  We lost four matches away from home and won one with Thomas Moylan coming to the fore.  At home Pat Madden won 3&2, John Ryan won 3&2, Capt. Paschal Troy won 5&3, which left the final match with Tommy Hogan to decide the outcome.  A great par from Tommy on the 19th hole secured victory. 

     

    Irish Mixed Foursomes

    Best of luck to President’s Joe Slevin & Bernadette McTague with their team on Saturday next when they take on Mountrath on Saturday next.  Tee time is 3pm with Birr GC having two matches at home and three away.

     

    Next Weekend

    Men’s 18 hole competition.

     

    BONUS BALL 

    Winner this week is Jerome Molloy with number 7.

     

    LADIES NOTES

    Result 22/4/18

    Patricia Rowland prize 

    1st Brid Guinan 28 40pts 

    2nd Pauline Needham 19 35pts 

    3rd Georgina Chambers 23 33pts 

     

    Junior and Intermediate Teams 

    Congratulations to our Ladies on the Junior and Intermediate teams who had great victories on Saturday last. Our Juniors beat Mullingar in Glasson and our Intermediates beat Edenderry in Moate. Well done to all players caddies and managers Mary Ryan and Martina O Brien. Best wishes to our team in the Irish Mixed Foursomes next Saturday. 

     

    Fixtures

    Next competition is sponsored by Mike Horan Golf Shop on Wednesday 25th Saturday 28th Sunday 29th April. As we are still in the old course it was decided to postpone the Members Prize until 10th June. 

     

    Australian Spoons/Ring/Birdie 

    Remember you only have until 30th April to take part in the Australian Spoons competition. Also don't forget to enter the Ring and Birdie competition too.

     

    Ladies Golf Lessons

    We will be running lessons for any ladies interested in taking up golf. An introduction night will take place at The Golf Shop on Wednesday 9th May at 7.30pm. So please spread the word.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 08 Mar 2016

    Results

    Seniors.1st Tony McCormack, Tom Duffy and Tony Rosney 33.3   2nd  Coleman Loughnane, Paddy Grealy and Michael Ashe 34.3

     

    Bridge

    1st Henry Haverty/Paddy Deegan. 2nd Ann McIntyre/Teresa Fealy.

     

    For your diary

    18-H Stableford ongoing.

    Seniors on 10 March at 9.4. Glenn Eagles  at 12 noon.

    Bridge on Tuesday 15 March at 10.00.

     

    2016 Men’s Competitions 2016

    Club Matchplay sheets are now up in the locker room. Please enter your name and handicap with 10 euro entry fee. This must be paid before the draw.

     

    The following competitions qualify for Golfer of the Year points: Kenny Cup Matchplay. Hackett Cup on April 9 and 10. O’Dowd  Trophy on 7 and 8 May. President’s Prize (John Fleury) June 12. Club Tankard on 14 August. Captain’s Prize (Brendan O’Carroll) August 28 and September 3.

     

    USA Masters Sweepstake

    Buy a line and match with a player. Remember that Shane Lowry has qualified for the Masters.

     

    Ladies

    Competitions

    14-H on-going .

    Last day to play the League is Wednesday 9th March and the final will be played on Saturday 12th March.

    The first 18-H Hedgerows Competition is deferred until the weather improves.

     

    Sympathy

    The members express deepest sympathy to Michael Cleare and his family on the death of his father Liam in Kinnitty last week.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 15 Mar 2106

    Subscriptions

    Members please note that the 2016 subscriptions are now due. Please contact Joan in the office

     

    10 Year Membership Offer

    Our Club is offering 10 year memberships at a reduced cost of €5,000 The closing date is 12pm on March 25 2016. The offer is limited to ten members only and is open to applications from existing members and new members. Should the offer be oversubscribed, a draw will take place and the first  ten names will be offered the reduced membership rate.

    These memberships will not be subject to any increases or levies which may be imposed by the Club but do not include annual ILGU /GUI levies which must be paid in addition.

    Those wishing to avail of the reduced membership should contact Joan at 057 20082. EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

     

    Results

     

    18h Stableford. John Dwyer (2)  36 pts.  14h Stableford.  Pat Molloy (16) 34 pts.

     

    Seniors

    1st  Tony McCormack,Liam Hogan and John Carroll 81 pts.   2nd Sean Bergin, Dick Johnston, Willie Loughnane and Declan Hennessy 81 pts.

     

    Bridge. 1st  Henry Haverty /Paddy Deegan.  2nd Tess Liffey/Mary O’Gorman

     

    For your Diary

    18h Stableford Singles. St. Patrick’s Day  17 March.

    18h Stableford  Singles on Sat./Sun. 19/20 March.

     

    Seniors on Wednesday 16 March 9.45.  Note change of day

    Draw for Spring League on Tuesday 29 March.  Entry forms in Locker Room.

    Hollow Coring of greens  from Monday 21 to Thursday 24.

    Bridge  on Tuesday March 22 at 10.00

     

    Volunteers

    Volunteers needed to help with construction of steps on tees.  

     

    Ladies

    Competitions

    New 9H competition started.

    14H on-going.

    Please put your names down on sheet in the locker room for matchplay competition.

     

    Results

    9 Hole Stableford: 1st Shauna Carroll (11) 20pts; 2nd Carina Gleeson (20) 20pts;3rd Ena Guilfoyle (20) 19pts.

    14H Hamper competition sponsored by Hanlon’s butchers: 1st Pauline Needham (23) 30pts; 2nd Sheila Brennan (16) 29pts; 3rd Gemma Butler (7) 29pts.

     

    2016 Winter League Final Results Sponsored by SUPER VALU  Birr: 1st Team D: Pauline Needham, Mairead McIntyre, Siobhan Tynan, 

    Ena Guilfoyle, Rene Haverty.104 pts.

    2nd Team J: Amy Spain, Eileen Delaney, Sheila Brennan, Marie Keane,Peg Monaghan. 96 pts.

    3rd Team C: Theresa Fealy, Ann B Kenny, Margo Regan, Majella Gibbons, Leilagh Hogan. 95 pts

     

    Glenn Eagles

    1st Majella Duffy,Patricia Guinan and Emer Hanniffy.   2nd Rita Delaney Rita Enright  and June Carroll. 

     

    9h Singles.  1st Ena Guilfoyle.  2nd Theresa Fealy.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 22 Mar 2016

    10 Year Membership

    The Club is now offering a 10 year membership and application forms  are available from Joan in the office. Tel. 057 9120082  Applications will close at 12pm on 25 March 2016 when 10 applications only will be offered 10 year membership of the Club.  The 5,000 euro membership fee must be paid in full  on or before 30 March 2016. Should there be more than 10 applicants then a draw will be made. Twelve names shall be drawn with the first 10 offered the 10 year membership.  The two additional names will be offered membership only in the event of one or more of the of those drawn in the first ten withdrawing their application or membership remaining unpaid by 31 March 2016.  Membership shall commence on 1 April 2016 and end on 30 March 2026..  Membership excludes any increases in subscriptions or levies imposed for ten years. Membership does not include ILGU/GUI levies which must be paid by the member.

    In the event of death membership is transferable to an immediate family member as follows: Spouse/Civil Partner/Child.

     

    For your diary

    Hollow coring on greens this week

    18h Stableford this weekend,

    Seniors on Thursday 24 March at 9.45.

    Offaly Camogie Classic on Monday 28 March from 9am to 2pm. Contact: Carmel Carroll 086 8289321

    Bridge on Tuesday 29 March 10.00

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: P.Doyle,D.Kealy,M.Chalonor (32.7); 2nd:C.McGarry,S.Dennigan,S.Moylan,T.McTague (35.3).

    18h Stableford.  1st Martin Young. 40 pts  2nd Christy Purcell  39 pts.  3rd Joe Daly 38 pts.

    Bridge.  1st  Henry Haverty/Paddy Deegan.   2nd  Tess Liffey/Phyllis Landy and Mary O’Gorman

     

    Booking Online

    The Club is now moving to online booking and will be using the BRS Golf Tee Time booking system. This will allow the members the flexibility and convenience to book tee times online. In order to book tee  times you must register using the link on our website : birrgolfclub.ie 

     

    Ladies golf

    Competitions

    9H on-going.

    14H on-going.

    Match Play draw in locker room.

     

    Results 

    St.Patrick's Day Fun 3 Club Competiton was won by Moya Bracken. Well done.

    Easter Competition. 1st.Evelyn Lynch 30 pts. after count back; 2nd Pauline Needham 30 pts. after count back; 3rd Rita Delaney 30 pts. after count back.

     

    Girls

    We all wish Gemma Butler all the best in the Under 21 girls’ competition in Paris this week. Gemma is Captain and Manager of the team

  • Golfing in the Glenns 29 Mar 2016

    10 Year Membership

    Ten applications only will be offered 10-year membership of the Club.  The 5,000 euro membership fee must be paid in full  on or before 30 March 2016. Should there be more than ten applicants, then a draw will be made. Twelve names shall be drawn with the first ten offered the 10-year membership.  The two additional names will be offered membership only in the event of one or more of the of those drawn in the first ten withdrawing their application or membership remaining unpaid by 31 March 2016.  Membership shall commence on 1 April 2016 and end on 30 March 2026..  Membership excludes any increases in subscriptions or levies imposed for ten years. Membership does not include ILGU/GUI levies which must be paid by the member.

    In the event of death membership is transferable to an immediate family member as follows: Spouse/Civil Partner/Child.

     

    Booking Online

    The Club is now moving to online booking and will be using the BRS Golf Tee Time booking system. This will allow members the flexibility and convenience to book tee times from online and at home. In order to book tee times, you must register, using the link on our website: www.birrgolfclub.ie  

     

    Results

     

    Seniors

    1st: D.Kealey, C.Loughnane, T.Wright, W.Loughnane (86 pts); 2nd: S.Guinan, T.Higgins, T.McTague (85 pts)

     

    Bridge

    1st Olive Kenny/Phyllis Dooley.  2nd Mary O’Gorman/Tess Liffey/Joanne Loughnane.  3rd Agnes Doolin/Mary Sullivan

     

    For your diary

    Men’s Spring Cup on Sat./Sun. 2/3 April.

    Seniors on Thurs. 31 March at 9.45.

    Mixed Foursomes versus Esker Hills on Sunday 3 April at 3pm. Three home; two away.

    Bridge on Tuesday 5 April at 10 am. All welcome.

     

    Easter Camp

    Easter Camp for juniors from Tuesday 29 to Thursday 31 March from 2 pm to 5 pm each day. Ring 057 912 1606 to register.

     

    Ladies’ golf

    9H on-going.

    14H on-going.

    Match Play Competition has started and pairs are up on the board.

    Friday 1st April. Australian Spoons on-going for the month.

    Saturday 2nd and Wednesday 6th April 18th  Competition sponsored by Pauline Needham

  • Golfing in the Glenns 05 Apr 2016

    Junior Membership for 2016

    For Primary School  membership the cost is €55.  Sibling in Primary School cost is €30.

    Secondary School Membership the cost is €80. A sibling costs 55 euro.

     

    Contact: Club 057 912 0082. ProShop  number 057 912 1606.

    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    Results

     

    Seniors

    1st: D.Kealey, E.Nevin, H.Rigney (42); 2nd: B.McGurk, P.Spain, J.Kelly (43)

     

    Spring Cup.  1st Seamas Breen(7)  47 pts.  2nd  Eddie Nevin (19) 44 pts

     

    Bridge

    1st Gay Halvey/Tom McGee.  2nd Ann McIntyre/Teresa Fealy.

     

    For your diary

    Hackett Cup. GOY on Sat./Sun.9/10 April.

    Seniors on Thursday 7th  at 9.45. Prize day.

    The draw has been made for the Spring League. Five rounds to be played with the final on 14 May.

    Bridge on Tuesday 12th at 10.00

     

    Inter Club

    The first of the Inter Club matches took place at the weekend when the Mixed Foursomes team lost by 3/2. Playing at home were: Christy Purcell/ Evelyn Lynch.  Bernard Kennedy/Rita Delaney and Brendan Hoare/ Carina Gleeson.  Away were: Aidan Farrelly/Trish Rowland and Tom Rigney/Teresa Fealy.

     

    Team Managers for 2016

    Junior Cup; Simon Hogan and  Pat Maher.

    Duggan Cup:  Sean Moylan and Tom Wright.

    Barton Cup:John Murphy and Fergus Garland.

    Tudenham Cup: Mick Ashe and Francie Horan.

    Provincial Towns: Tony McCormack and Pat Doyle.

    Senior Cup: Pat Maher and Padraig Moylan.

    Barton Shield:  Pat Maher and Padraig Moylan.

    Pierce Purcell: Eddie Nevin and Alan Naylor.

    Central Towns:  Christy Purcell and Brendan Hoare.

    South Leinster: Sean Fleury and Frankie Kenny.

    Heineken Mixed: President John and President Agnes.

     

    Ladies’ golf

    Ongoing  9-hole.

    Ongoing 14-hole with 2 cards to count.

    Match Play 1st round to be played by May 1st .

    Australian Spoons start date 1st April. 

    Ongoing 18-hole sponsored by Pauline Needham.

    Glenn Eagles. 1st Patsy Burke, Margo Regan,June Carroll and Margaret McDonagh 27.3.  2nd  Mary Sullivan, Patricia Guinan and Patt Grogan. 32.2

     

    Upcoming events

    Sunday April 10th: Ladies 18H Singles Competition sponsored by Rita Delaney.

    Sat.16th & Wed 20th: 18H Competition sponsored by Smith O’Mahony Opticians, Birr.

    Sat.23rd & Wed 27th: Ladies 18H Competition sponsored by John O’Donnell, Jewellers, Roscrea.

    Sat 30th & Sun May 1st: Open Weekend Team of 2 Ladies and Gents sponsored by Hugo Loonam Motors Cloghan.

     

    Results

    Well done to the Challenge Team who beat Mount Temple last Wednesday.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 12 Apr 2016

    Seniors Prize Day

    Group 1: P. Doyle (36), H. Healy (35), T. McCormack (31), D. Duffy (30), J. Molloy (30).

    Group 2: E. Nevin (37), J. Carroll (35), T. Wright (34), D. Johnston (31), D. O’Sullivan (30).

    Group 3: T. Clancy (33), T. Kenny (32), S. Ryan (31), D. Kealey (31), P. Byrne (27).

    Group 4: G. Claffey (36), C. McGarry (32), T. Duffy (28), L. McCabe (27), E. McDonagh (25).

     

    Results

    Hackett Cup qualifiers were: Paul Turley  65. Paddy Kirwan 68. Tom Rigney 68.  Fergus Garland 70. Brendan Hogan 70. John Murphy 70.  Joe Slevin 70. Pat Molloy 71. Tom Hogan 71. Martin Young 71. Christy Purcell 72.  PJ Lowry 72. John Dwyer 72.  Jerome Molloy 72. Brendan Hoare 73 and Niall Sear 73.

     

    US Masters’ Sweep Sheet No. 1.  Winners were: Coleman Loughnane, Agnes Doolin, Willie Milne, John Lonergan, Willie Dolan, Therese Kennedy, David McDowell, Michael Lyons and Noel Lowry.

     

    Sheet No. 2 Michael Grogan, Tim Kenny, George Manzor, Brendan Kennedy, Mary Lonergan, Fergal Wright, Sean Ryan  John Irwin and Emer Hanniffy

    Thanks to all for supporting the Sweep. Well done to Shane for  the hole-in-one. We will have to keep a closer eye on Giltraps in future.

     

    Bridge

    1st Ann McIntyre/Therese Fealy;  2nd Henry Haverty/Paddy Deegan;  3rd Tom/Mary McGee.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 9.45.

    Glenn Eagles at 12.15.

    Barton Cup v Tullamore on Sat. at 3.30:  3 Home/4 Away.

    Members’ Prize on Sat./Sun. 16/17.

    Bridge on Tuesday 19 at 10.00 am.

     

    Inter Club

    Best of luck to our Barton Cup team versus Tullamore under managers John Murphy and Fergus Garland. Playing at home are: Aaron Murphy/Tommy Hogan; Fergus Garland/Brendan.Hoare. Subs are Ger Gath and Pat Molloy.  Away are:  Pat Doyle/David Mullins; Simon Hogan/PJ Lowry; Seamie Breen//Pat Madden. Subs are: Joe Slevin and Paschal Troy.

     

    Ladies golf

    Results

    9 Hole. 1st Mary Sullivan  (19) 21 points;  2nd Sheila Brennan (16) 19 pts. 

    The 14 hole. 2 cards to count. 1st Vera Smyth (10) 58 pts;  2nd Rita Delaney (18) 54 pts.

    18 hole sponsored by Pauline Needham. Jo Conniffe (23) 35 points . 

     

    Due to weather conditions the 18 H Competition sponsored by Rita Delaney was cancelled.

    Australian Spoons and Matchplay ongoing.

    There is a new 9 Hole competition ongoing .

    Well done to manager Mary Sullivan and the Minor Cup team's win against Glasson.

     

    Glenn Eagles

    1st Bernadette McTague, Margaret McDonagh,Eileen Delaney and Rita Enright 28.8.   2nd Mary Sullivan, Doreen McKenna, Thjerese Kennedy and Carmel Kelly.

     

    Nearest pin on 3rd was Doreen McKenna. On 8th was Bernadette McTague.

    Glenn Eagles next Thursday. Draw at 12.15. Tee at 12.30.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 19 Apr 2016

    July Pro/Am

    The Club is glad to announce that a sub-committee under the chairmanship of Vice-Captain Tony McCormack is to organise a Pro/Am on July 21st. Grant Engineering has generously agreed to sponsor the day. We are glad to see that Kevin McGrath, our previous professional has been most helpful and will be involved in the organisation. We shall publish all the details of the event next week

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: L. Delaney, P. Byrne, E. McDonagh, E. Gormley  (80 pts); 2nd: T. Rosney, E. Doorley, D. Kealey, S. Dennigan  (79 pts). 

    Members’ Prize. 1st Christy Purcell (7) 43 pts. 2nd Tom Hogan (11) 42pts  Gross: Billy McGarry 35 pts. 3rd Jim Hamell  (26) 40 pts. 

    Barton Cup. Tullamore 3. Birr 2.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 21st at 9.45

    Open Stableford on Sunday 24th. All welcome.

    Open Tuesday 18h Stableford starts next Tuesday. All men and women are welcome. Contact the office at 057 912 0082

    Community School Classic on 6 May.

     

    Bridge

    A very successful season of Bridge came to a conclusion last week. Congratulations to all and especially to Mary O’Gorman for all her work. She is to heartily thanked for the generous donation presented to Lady President Agnes Doolin from the proceeds.

     

    Restaurant

    Nigel in the restaurant welcomes the First Communion and Confirmation classes to the Club to celebrate their special days. Please contact the Club at 057 912 0082.

     

    Ladies golf

    9-Hole ongoing.

    Australian Spoons and Match play ongoing.

    Please ladies can we make a big effort to support the weekly competitions?

     

    Upcoming events

    Ladies 18-Hole competition Wed. 20th sponsored by Smith O'Mahony Opticians, Birr.

    Ladies 18-Hole competition Sat. 23rd and Wed. 27th sponsored by John O'Donnell, Jewellers, Roscrea.

    Open Weekend Team of two Ladies/Gents Sat. 30th April, Sun.1st May and Mon. 2nd May sponsored by Hugo Loonam Motors, Cloghan.

    Open Day every Tuesday, 10 euro.

     

    Results

    Well done to the Revive Active Team ( formally The Miele) and their manager Annette Kenny on a great win last Saturday against Nenagh. Well done to Bobby King. He made us all proud and it was a very good cause.

     

    Ladies Free Taster Evening, Thursday 5th May at 7.30. Why not give it a try? All equipment available. 

     

    Glenn Eagles results. 1st Mary O’Gorman, Margo Regan & Margaret McDonagh, 28.7; 2nd Bernadette McTague, Denise Delaney & Eileen Delaney, 31.2. Nearest the pin on 3rd: Margo Regan; on 8th Bernadette McTague.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 26 Apr 2016

    July Pro/Am

    The Club is glad to announce that a sub-committee under the chairmanship of Vice-Captain Tony McCormack is to organise a Pro/Am on July 21st. Grant Engineering has generously agreed to sponsor the day. We are glad to see that Kevin McGrath, our previous professional has been most helpful and will be involved in the organisation.

     

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: K. McDowell, C. Finnerty, L. McCabe  (44.7); 2nd: C. McGarry, K. Bell, T. Wright, D. Johnston  (46.8).

     

    18h Stableford.  1st Patrick Kinsella (12) 41 pts. 2nd Sean Doorley (12) 38 pts.  Gross: Billy McGarry (+4) 35 gross pts.  3rd Fergal McCormack, Loughrea.  37 pts.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 28 April 9.45

    Birr Community School Classic on Friday 6 May. Contact: Pat Ryan.

     

    Hole in One Society.

    The hole in one Society is playing in Tullamore on Wednesday this week. The Society  under Captain Mary O’Gorman will play in various venues over the next seven months. The Society will play in Birr on 26 August where no doubt they will receive a special welcome from Mary and all involved. 

     

    Ladies golf

    Matchplay and Australian Spoons ongoing.

    9-Hole ongoing.

    18-Hole Wed. 27th April sponsored by John O’Donnell, Jewellers, Roscrea.

    New putting competition on the putting green. All details on the notice board.

     

    Results

    Ladies 18-Hole sponsored by Smith O’Mahony, Opticians, Birr. 1st Angie Hough (20) 42pts; 2nd Brid Guinan (32) 37pts.

    Very well done to the Junior Cup team who beat Rathdowney under manager Rita Delaney.

    Hard luck to the Intermediate Cup team who lost to a very strong Roscrea team under the manager Liz Pardy.

    Open Long Weekend team of two ladies/gents sponsored by Hugo Loonam Motors. Cloghan.

     

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Mary Sullivan and her family on the death of her brother Michael  Holloran in  Shrule last week.

     

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 03 May 2016

    July Pro/Am

    The Club is glad to announce that a sub-committee under the chairmanship of Vice-Captain Tony McCormack is to organise a Pro/Am on July 21st. Grant Engineering has generously agreed to sponsor the day. We are glad to see that Kevin McGrath, our previous professional has been most helpful and will be involved in the organisation.

     

    Results

    18 Hole  Open Fourball sponsored by Hugo Loonam Motors Cloghan. 

    1st Christy Purcell (6) Liam Delaney (20) 47 pts

    2nd Mary Sullivan (19) Ann Mc Intyre (24) 46 pts

    Gross Patrick Madden (9) Brendan Hoare (9) 36pts

    3rd John Kelly (14) Thady Clancy  (20) 44 pts


    9 hole winners          

    1st Patricia Rowland (12) 20 pts

    2nd Eileen Delaney (31) 18 pts

     

     

    Seniors. 1st: T. Wright, J. Lynch, P. Doyle  (83 pts); 2nd: K. McDowell, T. Clancy, A. Joyce (77 pts).

    Tuesday Open. 1st Conor Hassett (10) 39 pts.

     

    For your diary

    Spring League ongoing.

    Seniors on Thursday 5 May at 9.45.

    Draw for Kenny Cup and Club Championship on Thursday at 7 pm.

    Birr Community School Classic on Friday 6May.  Contact Pat Ryan for Time sheet.

    Open Singles on Tuesday 10 May. Visitors 10 euro and members 5 euro. This is great value to play on a top class course. Book on line at birrgolf.ie or ring 057 912 0082.

     

    Ladies

    18 Hole sponsored by John O Donnell Jewellers Roscrea .

     

    1st Eileen Delaney (31) 37 pts.

    2nd Pauline Needham (22) 37 pts 

    3rd Ena Guilfoyle (20) 37 pts 

     

    Australian Spoons Winners

    Vera Smyth (10) and Mary Sullivan (19)   41pts .
    Gemma Butler (8) and Amy Spain (12)  39 pts.

     

    Competitions

    New 9 Hole ongoing 

    Putting competition ongoing
    David O ' Meara (Pharmacy Plus) 18 Hole Sat 7 th and Wed 11th May.
    Ring and Birdie starting with all 18 hole competitions on new course (summer conditions )
    Members Prize on Sunday 8 th May.

     

    TASTER NIGHT FOR LADIES 

    Thursday 5th All welcome in the driving range - bring a friend and have a fun night.

     

    Restaurant

    Nigel in the restaurant welcomes the First Communion and Confirmation classes to the Club to celebrate their special days. Please contact the Club at 057 912 0082.

     

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Eddie Nevin and his family on the death of his brother Tony in Birr last week. Tony, a long standing member of the Club won three Captains’ Prizes over his career. His first was Tim Kenny’s in 1988, his second win was in 1994 when he won Michael Grogan’s  in a play-off with Padraig |Larkin.  His third was in  1995 when he won Frank Kenny’s prize. Tony represented the Club in many Inter Club competitions where his brilliance around the greens led to many victories. Ni bheidh a leithéid arís ann.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 10 May 2016

    Birr Golf Club Pro Am

    The Birr Pro Am committee are working hard at the moment organising the upcoming inaugural Pro Am at the club . This is sponsored by Grant Engineering and so far they are pleased to announce much interest and over half the teams are sold already. Team places available are limited, so make sure to book in, so as not to miss this great event . The Pro Am is open to all golfers, ladies and gents of all ages and abilities and a great opportunity to play alongside former European Tour professionals and Ireland’s top PGA professionals . More news to follow soon. Contact Kevin McGrath or Tony McCormack.

     

    Results

    Seniors

    1st: L. Hogan, D. Kealey, D. Duffy  (39.7). 2nd: M. Chaloner, E. Nevin, C. Finnerty  (41.3).

     

    O’Dowd Trophy.  1st Benny Larkin (21) 67 nett.    2nd  Billy Donlon (-1)  69 nett.  Gross: Michael Horan 71 gross.  3rd Paschal Foley (13)  71 nett.

     

    Tuesday Stableford.

    1st Paul Coughlan (-2) Moate, 38 pts.  2nd Barry Davis (4) 36 pts.

     

    Community School Classic

    1st Brendan Carroll, John Fleury, Declan Ryan and John Connell 101 pts.  2nd Mary Dolan, Patricia Kennedy, Denise Delaney and Gail Kelly 97 pts.  3rd Pat Madden, Brendan Hoare, Fergus Garland and Paddy Kirwan 95 pts. 4th John Ryan, Tony Fanneran, Paschal Troy and Brian Guinan 92 pts.   5th Pat Nolan, David Nolan, Matt Feighery and Liam Lowry 92 pts.  6th Pat Scully, Diarmuid Scully, Benny and Brandon Beale 92 pts.

     

    Inter Club

    Best of luck to our teams this weekend. The Junior Cup team under managers Pat Maher and Liam Delany will play in a qualifying round in Rathcore on Saturday. The team is: David Mullins, Pat Doyle, Cathal Kirwan and Pat Maher. Subs are:Simon Hogan and Christy Purcell.

    On Sunday at 3pm our Provincial Town team under managers  Tony McCormack and Pat Doyle  play Tullamore. There are four at home and five away.

     

    For your diary

    Spring League ongoing.

    Tuesday open 18h Stableford. All welcome, men and women

    Seniors at 9.45 on Thursday 12th.

    Senior and Junior Scratch cups on Sunday 14th.

    Birr Rugby Classic on Friday 20 May. Contact Ann Hogan at 086 217 2366 for time sheet.

    Birr Stage Guild on Saturday 28 May. Contact Darren Madden  087 136 0600 for time sheet.

     

    Ladies golf

    Results

    8-Hole sponsored by John O’Donnell Jewellers, Roscrea.  1st Eileen Delaney (31) 37 pts.  2nd Pauline Needham (22) 37 pts . 3rd Ena Guilfoyle (20) 37 pts .      

     

    18-Hole  Open Fourball sponsored by Hugo Loonam Motor's, Cloghan. 1st Christy Purcell (6) Liam Delaney (20) 47 pts. 2nd Mary Sullivan (19) Ann Mc Intyre (24) 46 pts.  Gross Patrick Madden (9) Brendan Hoare (9) 41pts. 3rd John Kelly (14) Thay Claudy  (20) 44 pts.

    9-Hole winners. 1st Patricia Rowland (12) 20 pts.   2nd Eileen Delaney (31) 18 pts.

    Australian Spoons Winners. Vera Smyth (10) and Mary Sullivan (19)   41pts. Gemma Butler (8) and Amy Spain (12)  39 pts.

    Competitions
    New 9-Hole ongoing.

    Putting competition ongoing 
    David O 'Meara (Pharmacy Plus) 18-Hole Sat. 7th and Wed. 11th May.
    Ring and Birdie starting with all 18-Hole competitions on new course (summer conditions ).
    Members’ Prize on Sunday 8th May.

    Congratulations to the Challenge Team for their great win against Moate last Saturday. The team members were Therese Kennedy, Tessa Foreman, Leilagh Hogan, Moya Bracken and Sorcha Moylan 


    The Ladies Members Prize winners were: 1st Shauna Carroll (11)  71 net. 2nd Angie Haugh (18)  72 net.
    Gross Vera Smyth (10) 86 net.3rd Rita Delaney (17) 72 net.

    Current and upcoming competitions
    Wed 11th Ladies 18 H Competition sponsored by David O Meara Pharmacy.
    Sat 21st and Wed 25th Ladies 18 H Singles Stableford GOY, sponsored by Liam Butler Pharmacy.
    Sat 14th and Wed 18th Ladies18 H Competition sponsored by Hedgerows.
    Sun 22nd Ladies Open Day incorporating Sisters/Mother/ Daughter Competition sponsored by Mary O’ Gorman.

     

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Joe Hynes and his family on the death of his brother Martin in Birr at the weekend.

    Martin, a very dedicated member of the club will be greatly missed especially by all his fellow Senior Thursday golfers. A guard of honour led by the Seniors took place on Tuesday after Mass May Martin rest in peace.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 17 May 2016

    Senior Scratch Cup

    In brilliant sunshine on Sunday our local player Gavin Young returned a massive score of 63 to destroy the Course record. It will take some time to dislodge Gavin from such an extraordinary perch It is a matter of great pride to see his  name  alongside such illustrious players  as JB Carr, Padraig Harrington, Des Smyth, Richie Coughlan and John Gilmartin.

    Congratulations and thanks are also due to the organising Committee and John Dwyer who worked so hard to attract over a 100 golfers to the  venue.  Nice to see that the Birr Scratch Cup is back once more in a dominant position. Long may it continue. 

     

    Results

    Senior and Junior Scratch Cups

    Senior Scratch Cup.  1st Gavin Young 63 Gross – a new course record. 2nd Gareth Mann 69. Tullamore. 3rd David Reddan 70 Nenagh.. Nett: Michael Hennelly 70. Galway.

     

    Junior Scratch Cup. Gross; 1st Brendan Hoare 74, Birr; 2nd Niall Maher 76, Mountrath; 3rd Joe Slevin 77, Birr; Nett Michael Costello 70, Roscommon

    .

    Seniors. 1st: T. McTague, C. McGarry, A. Joyce  (78); 2nd: M. Chaloner, E. Nevin, E. Gormley  (72).

     

    Tuesday Open. 1st John Wims (15) 37 pts. Enniscrone.   2nd John Dwyer (2) 36 pts, Birr.

     

    For your diary

    Spring League finishes this weekend.

    Seniors on Thursday at 9.45 am.

    Ladies’ open day on Sunday 22nd.

    18h Stableford for men on Sat. 21st.

    Presidents’ (John and Agnes) 9h Mixed Scramble each Monday at 4pm  All welcome.

    Birr Rugby Classic on Friday 20 May. Contact Ann Hogan at 086 217 2366 for time sheet.

    Birr Stage Guild on Saturday 28 May. Contact Darren Madden  087 136 0600 for time sheet.

     

    Inter Club

    Best of luck to our Duggan Cup team under Sean Moylan and Tom Wright v Nenagh on Saturday at 2.30.

    Playing at home are. Paddy Kirwan/Brian Guinan,   Tom Hogan/PJ Lowry and Seamas Breen/Pat Molloy.  Away are: Brendan Hogan/Martin Young and Tom Wright/Tony McTague

     

    Congratulations

    Well done to our representatives in the Captains/Presidents national  competition at Killeen Castle last week

    Playing for Birr were:Captain Brendan Carroll, President John Fleury, Vice Captain Tony McCormack and Tom Rigney.

     

    Ladies golf

    Results
    18H Stableford sponsored by David O’Meara Pharmacy. 1st Mary Sullivan  (19) 36pts; 2nd Mary Ryan (16) 35pts.

    Competitions
    Sun. May 22nd. Ladies Open Day incorporating Sisters/Mother/Daughter Competition sponsored by Mary O’Gorman
    Sat. May 21st &Wed. 25th. 18H Singles Stableford GOY ,sponsored by Liam Butler Pharmacy.
    9H Stableford on-going.
    Putting Competition on-going.

     

    Birr Golf Club Pro Am

    The Birr Pro Am committee are working hard at the moment organising the upcoming inaugural Pro Am at the club . This is sponsored by Grant Engineering and so far they are pleased to announce much interest and over half the teams are sold already. Team places available are limited, so make sure to book in, so as not to miss this great event . The Pro Am is open to all golfers, ladies and gents of all ages and abilities and a great opportunity to play alongside former European Tour professionals and Ireland’s top PGA professionals . More news to follow soon. Contact Kevin McGrath or Tony McCormack.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 24 May 2016

    Birr Golf Club Pro Am

    The Birr Pro Am committee are working hard at the moment organising the upcoming inaugural Pro Am at the club . This is sponsored by Grant Engineering and so far they are pleased to announce much interest and over half the teams are sold already. Team places available are limited, so make sure to book in, so as not to miss this great event . The Pro Am is open to all golfers, ladies and gents of all ages and abilities and a great opportunity to play alongside former European Tour professionals and Ireland’s top PGA professionals . More news to follow soon. Contact Kevin McGrath or Tony McCormack.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: T. Wright, P. Walshe, L. McCabe  (45,back nine 25); 2nd: A. Joyce, D. Kealey, S. Ryan  (45,back nine 29).

     

    18h Stableford. 1st James Nolan (10) 37 pts.  2nd Liam Grogan (12) 37 pts. 3rd Joe Slevin (7) 35 pts.

    Tuesday Open.  1st Paul Coughlan (-2) Moate  37 pts.  2nd Hugh Healy (14) 37 pts.

     

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble.   1st John Carroll. Amy Spain and Doreen McKenna 26.6.   2nd Sheila Brennan, Carmel Ryan and Des Mannion  28.3.

     

    Birr Rugby Club Classic.  1st Michael Sherry, Dan Kiely, David Sherry and Michael Sherry Jnr.    2nd  Adrian Sheils, Adrian Shine, Vincent Liffey and Ray Haines.  3rd Sean Doorley, Kevin McNamara, Brendan Hoare and Kevin Maguire

     

    Inter Club. Birr v Nenagh.

     

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 26th. at 9.45.

    Birr Stage Guild Classic on Sat. 28th. See time sheet in Club. Contact: Darren Madden 087 1360600

    Inter Club Diageo Mixed on Sat. 28th at 4pm.

    Presidents’ Prizes to Men and Ladies on Sunday 29th.

    Presidents Mixed Scramble on Monday 30th 4pm.

    Open Tuesday 18h Stableford. All welcome.

    Hackett Cup. To played by May 30th.

     

    Ladies golf

    Results
    18H Stableford sponsored by Hedgerows, Birr. 1st Jo Conniffe (23) 37pts; 2nd Denise Delaney (23) 35pts.

     

    Competitions 
    Sun. May 29th Mr President's Prize to the Ladies. 18H Stroke, GOY. Entry Sheet posted in locker room. Draw Thurs. May 26th.
    9H on-going.
    Putting Competition on-going.
    You may also now enter the Ring and Birdie competitions.

     

    Glenn Eagles

    1st  Margo Regan, Mary Darcy and Phyl Flynn 31.9.  2nd  Theresa Fealy, Rita Enright and Mary Dolan 35

  • Golfing in the Glenns 31 May 2016

    Birr Golf Club Pro Am

    The Birr Pro Am committee are working hard at the moment organising the upcoming inaugural Pro Am at the club . This is sponsored by Grant Engineering and so far they are pleased to announce much interest and over half the teams are sold already. Team places available are limited, so make sure to book in, so as not to miss this great event . The Pro Am is open to all golfers, ladies and gents of all ages and abilities and a great opportunity to play alongside former European Tour professionals and Ireland’s top PGA professionals . More news to follow soon. Contact Kevin McGrath or Tony McCormack.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: E. Martin, C. McGarry, T. Higgins  (78); 2nd: M. Liffey, M. Dempsey, K. McDowell  (71).

    Lady President Agnes Doolin’s prize to the men. 1st , Aidan Farrelly (14) 42 pts. 2nd Liam O’Brien (11) 39 pts. Gross: Padraig Moylan (1) 33 pts. 3rd Sean Moylan (9) 38 pts.

     

    Spring League  Tie between Ger Gath’s team and Aaron Murtagh’s team. Well done to both teams.

    Tuesday open: 1st Pat Maher (5) 40 pts.  2nd Lee Scanlon (7) Moate. 37 pts. Seniors : Michael Lyons (8) 37 pts.

     

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble.  1st  Caroline McCarthy, Seamas Breen and Frank Kenny 28.5.  2nd Rene Haverty, Brendan Hoare and Billy Donlon 29.6.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 2 June at 9.45. Glenn Eagles at 12.15 pm.

    Inter Club  Central Towns on Sat,. 4 June at 2.45. Birr v Portumna. 2 Home, 3 Away.

    Open 18h Stableford on Friday 3rd   Saturday 4th  Sunday 5th  and Monday 6th .

    Tuesday Open, 18h Stableford. Prizes: 1st and 2nd plus a Seniors’ prize.

     

    Inter Club. Congratulations to our O’Moore team on a fine win over Castle Barna on Sunday. Playing at home were: Captain Brendan O’Carroll, Des Mannion and Miley Nolan.  Away were: Frank Kenny, Christy McGarry, Liam Delaney and Thady Clancy. Managers were: Liam Delaney and Brian Guinan..

     

    On Saturday at 2.45 our Central Town’s team under managers Christy Purcell and Brendan Hoare play Portumna. At Home are: Paddy Kirwan and John Kelly. Away are: Martin Young, John Connell and Aidan Farrelly. Sub is: Pat Molloy. Best of luck to all.

     

    Ladies golf

    18H Stableford sponsored by Liam Butler Pharmacy, Birr. 1st Laura Nugent (16) 38pts. 2nd Lady President Agnes Doolin (25) 26pts. 3rd Theresa Fealy (22) 36pts.

    Mr. President's Prize to the Ladies. 1st  Sheila Brennan (16) 72 nett. 2nd  Theresa Fealy (21) 73 nett. Sarah Burke (5) 79 gross. 3rd Ann Mc Intyre (24) 74 nett.

     

    Competitions

    4th/8th June 18H Stableford sponsored by Michael Horan's Golf Shop.
    Putting Competition on-going.

    9-Hole on-going.

     

    Glenn Eagles results. 1st Patsy Burke, Patricia Guinan, Mary Dolan, Phil Flynn, 32 pts; 2nd Rita Enright, June Carroll, Mary Darcy 33.7 pts.

     

    Sympathy

    The members of Birr Golf Club offer sincere sympathy to Albert Kelly and his family on the death of his mother Teresa Kelly in Banagher recently.

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    Annual Classic 

    Our Annual Classic takes place this year on Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June. Team of four: €120 - BBQ included.

    Great prizes on offer kindly sponsored by Colm Quinn BMW Athlone & Galway. Book online at www.birrgolfclub.ie or call 057 9120082 for timesheets.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: B. McGurk, S. Guinan, L. Hogan (40.3); 2nd: M. Ashe, T. Murtagh, G. Claffey (42.7).

     

    Presidents’ Scramble on Mon. 30 May. 1st Kay Kelly, Des Mannion, Mary Sullivan  27.9 nett;

    2nd Amy Spain, Michael Ashe, Caroline McCarthy 29 Nett.

     

    Tuesday Open. 1st Valerie Coughlan, Moate.  38 pts.  2nd David Mullins, Castle Barna, 38pts.  Seniors: Hugh Healy, 38 pts.

     

    Hackett Cup.  Semi-finals.  Christy McGarry v Pat Molloy and  Martin Young v Fergus Garland.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 9 June.  Prize day.

    Inter Club.  Qualifying for Jimmy Bruen trophy in Moyvalley on Saturday 11th at 10.30

    President John Fleury’s prize on Sat/Sun. 11/12 June

    Junior Boys/Girls at 10.30 om Monday 13 June. On each Monday until schools reopen. Contact:Brian Guinan and Jeremy Plunkett.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble on Mon.13 June at 4.30

    Tuesday Open 18H Scramble. Men/Women. All welcome.

    Senior Cup in New Forest on Sat. 18 June.

    Club Classic in aid of funds on Fri. 24./Sat. 25 and Sun.26 June.

    Midland Boys’ Trophy (Under 18) on Monday 4 July. 18H Stroke.

     

    Inter Club

    Best of luck to our Jimmy Bruen team under managers President John Fleury and John Connell in the qualifying rounds in Moyvalley on Saturday 11th. The team is: Brendan Hoare/PJ Lowry;  Pat Nolan/Kevin McNamara; Fergus Garland/John Murphy; Vincent Liffey/Willie Madden and Paschal Troy/John Ryan.

     

     

    Ladies golf

    Current Competitions:

    Ongoing 9H.
    Putting Competition.
    Match Play 2nd  Round.

    Wed. 8th Ladies 18H Competition sponsored by Michael Horan, Golf Shop.

    Sat. 11th & Wed. 15th Ladies 3-Ball Scramble sponsored by LFM.
    Fri. 24th, Sat. 25th & Sun. 26th: Mid Summer Classic.
    Mon 27th to Fri. 1st July: ILGU Close Amateur Championship.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 14 Jun 2016

    Club Annual Classic

    The very successful Annual Classic takes place this year on Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June.. A team of four costs 120 euro with barbeque. It promises to be a great weekend with plenty of top prizes.

    This year our Club welcomes Colm Quinn of BMW  Athlone and Galway  as our main sponsor. Colm says he is delighted to be the main sponsor and is certain that the event will attract a large entry and wishes everyone associated with the Birr Classic huge success.

     

    The time sheet for the Classic is filling up so to book a time contact Joan or Francie at Birr Golf Club at 057 9120082

     

    President’s Prize

    Our President John Fleury held his prize day on Saturday and Sunday last. A large turnout of members played over the weekend to honour our President. At the Presentation on Sunday night Captain Brendan Carroll thanked all who played and those who  helped to organise the event. He reminded all that John  a very staunch member of  The Glenns  has done much to promote the Club and keep it to the forefront throughout the Midlands

     

    President John in reply stated that he was very happy to promote the Club in any way possible. He thanked all who played and was glad to note that Pat Madden a dedicated member of the Club had won his prize.

     

    He thanked all who played and especially the course staff who had the course in splendid order. It was obvious that many peoples had worked hard to make the day such a success.

    He was glad to see that the Club this night was remembering the team that won the Provincial Towns’ Challenge Cup 25 years previously in 1991. Commemorative presentations will be made to the members of the team or their representatives.

     

    Anniversary of 1991 Win.

    Arthur Joyce who was Captain when our Club won the prestigious Provincial Towns’ Cup in 1991,thanked the Management for organising a commemorative presentation in honour of the occasion.  Birr had a comfortable win at home against Rosslare who were unable to make up the slack in the away match.  Victory was very sweet.

    The late John Gilmartin was President of  the  Club  and Michael Yates was Manager.

    Arthur named the team and subs and was glad  that so many were present for the presentations. He welcomed the family members of the deceased players. The players in 1991 were: Tony Nevin RIP. Conor Murphy, Tony Carville RIP. Francie Horan, John Fleury, Eddie Nevin, Paddy Hogan, RIP, Michael Grogan, Pat Madden, Con Kennedy RIP , Michael Lyons and Tony McTague. 

     

    President’s Prize results.

    1st Pat Madden 63 nett.  2nd Joe Slevin 64 nett.  Gross: Billy Donlon 67. 3rd Peter Keane 66 nett. Willie Dolan 67 nett. Paul Turley 68 nett. 6th Barry Davis 68 nett. Liam Cashen 69 nett. Past President; Tim Kenny 70.  Veterans:Dan Kealy 71.

     

    Senior results

    Group 1: M. Liffey (35), M. Ashe (33 last 6), J. Molloy (33), D.Duffy (30), T. Wright (27).

    Group 2: E. Nevin (38),  J. Carroll (33), L. Delaney (31), T. Clancy (28 last 6), D. Kealey (28).

    Group 3: C. McGarry (36), L. Hogan (34), K. Bell (29 last 6), S, Bergin (29), P. Spain (27).

    Group 4: W. Loughnane (34), T. Duffy (32), P. Byrne (29 last 6), T. Enright (29), C. Loughnane (28).

     

    Open Singles

    1st Vincent Liffey (9) 3   2nd Aaron Murtagh (4) 2.  3rd  Declan Gath (1) 1. 

    Tuesday Open.

    1st Peter Keane (10) 41. 2nd James Nolan (9) 40.  Seniors: Liam Delaney (20) 36. 

    Juniors.

    18h 1st Ronan Bergin.  2nd James Nolan.   9h 1st Luke Morris.  2nd Kieran Clancy.

     

    Birr Stage Guild Classic

    1st Michael Horan, Laurence Smith,  Barry Davis and Robbie Sheils. 52.6.  2nd Simon Hogan, Aaron Murtagh, James Nolan and Craig Taylor. 54.8. 3rd Billy McGarry, David Mullins, Caelum King and Cathal Kirwan. 55.5. 4th Mick Cleere Snr. Mick Cleere Jnr. Padraig Cleere and Brian Watkins 57.  5th Sean Doorley, Kevin McNamara Brian Doyle and Aidan Farrelly 57.3.  6th Pat Madden, Fergus Garland, Brendan Hoare and John Murphy. 57.4

    Ladies team: Caroline McCarthy, Carina Gleeson, Brid Guinan and Carmel Ryan.   Ladies longest drive :Aoife Kelly..  Men’s longest drive: Craig Taylor.  Nearest the pin: Jim O’Neill

     

    For your diary

    Seniors: no golf on Thursday. Outing to Portumna on Wednesday.  Glenn Eagles 12.15

    Inter Club. Birr v Mullingar in Castle Barna Shield on Thursday 16th at 3 pm. 3 Home. 2 away.

    18h Stableford on Sat/Sun. 18/19 June

    Ladies open day on Sunday 19th. 18h Single Stableford

    Junior Golf. Boys/Girls. Monday 19th at 10 am.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble. Monday 20th at 4.30.

    Open Tuesday. 18h Stableford.  Men/Women.

    Annual Club Classic on Fri./24th. Sat/25th and Sun./ 26th. Time sheet in Club.  057 9120082

    Midland Boys’ Trophy. 18h Stroke (under 18) Monday 4 July

     

    Inter Club.

    Best of luck to our Castle Barna Shield team and  managers Liam McCabe and Francie Horan in the match versus Mullingar on Thursday. At home are: Liam Delaney, Sean Clancy and Eddie Nevin.  Away are; Brendan Hogan and Christy McGarry. 

     

    Ladies golf

    18H sponsored by Michael Horan Golf Shop. 1st  Kay Kelly (27) 43 pts.; 2nd Jo Conniffe (22) 38 pts.; 3rd Mary Ryan (16) 35 pts.

    Upcoming Competitions

    Wed. 15th June. 18H sponsored by Rita Delaney.

    Sun. 19th June. Open Day18 H Single Stableford sponsored by AIB. Time sheet is now open.

    Wed. 22nd June. 18H Stableford. One-day only competition. 

    To qualify to win the Lady Captain's prize you must have played three 18 Hole competitions. 

    3-Ball scramble ongoing.

    9-Hole ongoing.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 21 Jun 2016

    Club Annual Classic

    The very successful Annual Classic takes place this year on Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June.. A team of four costs 120 euro with barbeque. It promises to be a great weekend with plenty of top prizes.

    This year our Club welcomes Colm Quinn of BMW  Athlone and Galway  as our main sponsor. Colm says he is delighted to be the main sponsor and is certain that the event will attract a large entry and wishes everyone associated with the Birr Classic huge success.

    The time sheet for the Classic is filling up so to book a time contact Joan or Francie at Birr Golf Club at 057 9120082

     

    Results

    Tuesday Open. 1st Michael Horan

    Junior Golf.

    18h 1st Ronan Bergin 41 pts.  2nd James Nolan 37 pts  3rd Sorcha Moylan 35 pts.   9h  Tie between Joe and Maxwell Boyd.  35 nett.

     

    For your diary.

    Seniors on  Thursday 23rd  at 9.45.  Very enjoyable outing o Portumna on Wednesday 15th.

    Annual Golf Classic on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week. For tee times ring 057 9120082

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble Monday 27th at 4.30.

    ILGU Seniors from 27  June  to 1 July. Check online booking for tee availability.

    Midland Boys 18h Stableford on Monday 4 July. Under 18.

     

    Kenny Cup. Play second round by  30 June.

     

     

    Ladies golf

    Results

    Winners of Rita Delaney competition. 1st Laura Nugent (15) 41 pts.  2nd Theresa Fealy (21) 37 pts . 3rd Ann McIntyre (24 ) 36 pts.

    The AIB Open was cancelled due to heavy rain. 

     

    Competitions

    Wed. 22nd June.18-Hole Singles.

    Next Weekend Birr Golf Classic.

    Glenn Eagles

    1st Bernadette McTague, Eileen Delaney, Rita Enright and Carmel Kelly 30 pts.   2nd Doreen McKenna, Margo Regan and Margaret McDonagh 30.8 pts.

     

    Sympathy

    The Club Members express deepest sympathy to Brid Guinan on the death of her mother Mrs. Madge Grogan of Clareen at the weekend

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 28 Jun 2016

    Birr Golf Club Pro Am

    The Birr Pro Am committee are working hard at the moment organising the upcoming inaugural Pro Am at the club . This is sponsored by Grant Engineering and so far they are pleased to announce much interest and over half the teams are sold already. Team places available are limited, so make sure to book in, so as not to miss this great event . The Pro Am is open to all golfers, ladies and gents of all ages and abilities and a great opportunity to play alongside former European Tour professionals and Ireland’s top PGA professionals . More news to follow soon. Contact Kevin McGrath or Tony McCormack.

     

    For your diary

    ILGU Seniors all this week. Check online for times.
    Seniors on Friday 1st July at 9.45. Note change of day and date.
    Ferbane GAA Classic Sat. 2 July.
    Inter Club Birr v Black Bush on Sat. 2 July at 4 pm. 3 Home. 4 Away.
    Intermediate Scratch Cup on Sunday 3 July.
    Junior (under18) Midland Boys’ Scratch Cup Monday 4 July. 18 hole stroke competition.
    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble 4.30 on Monday 4 July.
    Tuesday Open. 18h Stableford 5 July. Men and women. Also Seniors. All welcome.


    Results

    Seniors. 1st: B. McGurk, M. Dempsey, S. Dennigan (44.7 (27 back 9); 2nd:J. Carroll, P. Grealy, T. Nestor (44.7 (28 back 9).

     

    Mid Summer Classic
    1st Seamie Breen, Liam O’Brien, Alan Naylor and Eddie Nevin. 101 pts. 2nd Jim Hamill, John Kenny, Christy McGarry and Thady Clancy 101 pts. 3rd Frankie Kenny, Barney Claffey, Captain Brendan O’Carroll and Declan Ryan 98 pts. 4th Best mixed team; Tom Rigney, Trish Rowland, Teresa Fealy and Caroline McCarthy 98 pts. Best Ladies’ team: Vera Smyth, Ann McIntyre, Kay Kelly and Teresa Fealy. 5th Aidan Farrelly, Sean Doorley, Alan Hennessy and Paddy Kinsella 98pts. 6th Seanie Bergin, Dan Kealy, Jerome Molloy and Declan Hennessy 96 pts. 7th Eileen Delaney, Billy Delaney, Camillus Delaney and Paddy Byrne 95 pts. 8th Pat Doyle, Tony McCormack, Martin Cashen and Gerry O’Grady 95 pts. 9th Pat Madden, Brendan Hoare, Paschal Troy and John Connell 94 pts.
    Ladies nearest the pin: Caroline McCarthy
    Men’s longest drive: Vincent Liffey.
    Men’s nearest pin: Tony McTague.
    Nearest the line: John Connell

    Presentation of Classic prizes.
    At the presentation on Sunday Captain Brendan O’Carroll thanked all who combined to make the Classic such a success. He was especially grateful to all who played and organised the event. He thanked in particular Colm Quinn Motors of Athlone and Galway who sponsored the competition and wished the Company every good fortune. He also noted that the Club members turned out in force and as usual were ever willing to support the running of the Glenns.

    Tuesday open 18h Stableford. 1st Craig Taylor (13) 37 pts. 2nd James Nolan (7) 37 pts. Senior: Finbar Martin (26) Moate, 36 pts

    Juniors.
    18h. 1st Ronan McNamara 38 pts 2nd Ceilim King 31 pts. 9h 1st Kathy Dermody. 2nd Maxwell Boyd.

     

    For Your Diary

    O’Moore Cup

    Best of luck to our O’Moore Cup team under Liam Delaney and Brian Guinan in their match versus Black Bush next Saturday at 4 pm.
    Playing at home are: Frank Kenny, Des Mannion and Miley Nolan. Away are : Liam Delaney, Thady Clancy, Christy McGarry and Captain Brendan O’Carroll. Subs are: Pat Scully and Gay Claffey.

    Midland Boys’ Cup.
    The Midland Boys’ Cup for under 18’s will be held on next Monday July 4. This long established competition has proved to be very popular over the years and no doubt this year’s event will attract a large entry. Check online for times. Prizes: 1st , 2nd, and 3rd Gross 1st and 2nd Nett prizes. Best nett under 16 years. Best nett under 14 years.. Entry fee for boys; 10 euro. Members 5 euro.

    Note also that there will be a girls 18h Competition. 1st and 2nd prizes Entry fee for Girls is 5 euro.

     


    Ladies golf

    Results
    9H Winners: 1st Vera Smyth (10) 19 pts. 2nd Eileen Delaney (31) 19 pts. 3rd Kay Kelly (27) 18 pts . Winner of 18H Denise Delaney (22) 40 pts .

    Upcoming Competitions
    Sat. 9th and Wed. 13 th July 18 Hole.
    Competition sponsored by Laurenzo Hair Design.
    New 9H Stroke on-going.
    3-Ball Scramble on-going.
    Putting Competition on-going.

    Hard luck to the Birr ladies that played in the Mary Mc Kenna Cup. It was a very close encounter with Dundalk Golf Club winning on the 19th hole.

     

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 05 Jul 2016

    Birr Golf Club Pro Am

    The Birr Pro Am committee are working hard at the moment organising the upcoming inaugural Pro Am at the club. This is sponsored by Grant Engineering and so far they are pleased to announce much interest and over half the teams are sold already. Team places available are limited, so make sure to book in, so as not to miss this great event. The Pro Am is open to all golfers, ladies and gents of all ages and abilities and a great opportunity to play alongside former European Tour professionals and Ireland’s top PGA professionals. More news to follow soon. Contact Kevin McGrath or Tony McCormack.

     

    Results

    Presidents’ Scramble. 20 June. 1st. Evelyn Lynch, Mary McGee, Des Mannion  26.3; 2nd  Willie Dolan, Mary Darcy, Ena Guilfoyle  28.4.

     

    Intermediate Scratch Cup.

    1st Patrick Kinsella (11) 81 gross.   2nd Alan Hennessy (10) 81 gross.  3rd Aidan Farrelly (12) 82 gross.     Nett: John Troy (13) 69.

     

    Tuesday Open. 1st  Craig Taylor (13) 37.  2nd James Nolan (7) 37.  Seniors: Finbar Martin (26) 36.

    Juniors.  1st  Aidan Fitzgerald 37.  2nd Ceilim King 31.

    Seniors.  Sean Bergin, D. Kealey and Liam Delaney.  39.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thurs. 7 July at 9.45. Glenn Eagles. Draw at 12 noon.

    Captain’s Medal on Sat./Sun. 9/10 July.

    Juniors.  Monday  at 10 am. Boys and Girls.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble Mon.11 July at 4.30

    Tuesday Open 18h Stableford. Men/Women. All welcome.

     

    Inter Club

    Well done to our O’Moore team under managers Liam Delaney and Brian Guinan  on a close 4/3 win over Black Bush on Saturday. Playing away were:  Captain Brendan O’Carroll, Christy McGarry, Frank Kenny and Thady Clancy. At home were: Liam Delaney, Sean Bergin and Des Mannion.  Best of luck to all in the next round.

     

    Ladies golf

    Birr Golf Club had the pleasure of hosting  the Irish Senior Women’s Close Championships last week. The Championship consisted of 36 holes qualifying Stroke Play over Tuesday and Wednesday with the 16 lowest scores over the 36 holes qualified for the final stages and the 16 lowest scores of those who did not qualified progress to the match play stages. 

    2015 champion Gertie McMullen (The Island) retained her title after a 2&1 win over East Berkshire's Laura Webb. It was a tight match between both competitors but McMullen always had the edge, before closing out the match on the 17th with a 25- foot birdie putt.

    McMullen saw off her semi-final opponent Margaret McAuliffe (Ballybunion) on the 14th, as did Webb against her fellow semi-finalist Maria O'Reilly (Headfort).

    The Plate was contested between Kate Evans (Royal Co. Down Ladies) and Sheena McElroy (Grange). McElroy gained a one hole lead early in the match but a determined Evans had her sights set on the Shirley McDonald Plate Trophy and she fought back to ensure a 2&1 win.

    McElroy posted a convincing win over Nenagh's Catherine Bird in the morning semi-final, winning 6&5.  It was a tighter affair for Evans and Catherine Reilly (The Heath) as the match finished in favour of Evans.

    The Club would like to wish Gemma Butler the best of luck this week as she captains the International Girls team in Oslo for the second consecutive year.

    Current Competitions

    Ongoing 9-Hole.

    Ongoing Putting Competition.

    Ongoing Scramble.

    Wed. 6th July. One day 18-Hole Competition.

    Sat. 9th & Wed. 13th 18-Hole sponsored by Laurenzo Hair Design. 

    Lady Captain's Day is soon coming up and to qualify for her prize you need to have played in three 18-Hole competitions.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 12 Jul 2016

    Birr Golf Club Pro Am

    The Birr Pro Am committee are working hard at the moment organising the upcoming inaugural Pro Am at the club. This is sponsored by Grant Engineering and so far they are pleased to announce much interest and over half the teams are sold already. Team places available are limited, so make sure to book in, so as not to miss this great event. The Pro Am is open to all golfers, ladies and gents of all ages and abilities and a great opportunity to play alongside former European Tour professionals and Ireland’s top PGA professionals. More news to follow soon. Contact Kevin McGrath or Tony McCormack.

     

    For your Diary

    Ongoing until end of July. 9h Stableford. Titleist Pro. Vi. Gross and Nett prizes.. Entry is 3 Euro. Re Entry 2 Euro. .

    Seniors on Thursday 14 July at 9.45.

    Inter Club Tudenham Cup Birr versus Mullingar on Sat 11 July at 3.30.

    18h Stableford on Sat./Sun. 16/17 July

    McGarry Cup for Juniors on Monday 18 July at 10.00.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble on Monday 18 July at 4.30.

    Open 18h Stableford on Tuesday 18 July. Men/Women. All welcome.

    Birr Golf Club Pro.Am. on Thursday 21 July. Sponsored by Grant Engineering.

     

    The draw has been made for the Club Championship and Loughnane Cup. Details in the locker room.

     

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: C. Finnerty, C. McGarry, K. Bell  (43); 2nd: E. Doorley, L. Hogan, W. Loughnane  (44.7 Back 9).

    Captain’s Medal.  1st Alan Hennessy (10) 68.  2nd John Troy (12) 70. Gross: Padraig Moylan (1) 72 Gross.  3rd   James Nolan (6) 70

    Tuesday Open.  1st  Michael Horan (1)  38 pts.  2nd  Mark Sherlock (130 37 pts.  Seniors.  Sean Moylan (8) 33 pts.

    Juniors.

    Midland Boys.  1st James Nolan (Birr) 77 Gross.  2nd  Cathal Kirwan (Birr) 81 Gross.  3rd Ronan Bergin (Birr)  84 Gross.   Nett: 1st Shane Murphy 68. 2nd Diarmuid  Scully 68.  Girls;  1st Sorcha Moylan (Birr)  41 pts. 2nd Tara Seguin  34 pts.   Under 16. 1st Alan McCabe. 71.  Under 14. 1st John Cunningham (Carton House)  76.

     

     

     

    Ladies Golf

    18-Hole sponsored by Lady Captain. 1st Patricia Guinan (24) 36 pts; 2nd Sorcha Moylan  (35) 35pts.

     

    Upcoming Events

    9-Hole on going.

    Putting Competition on going.

    Scramble on going.

    18-Hole Wed. 13 July sponsored by Laurenzo Hair Design.

     

    Congratulations and best wishes to our Lady Captain Margaret Feehan on her upcoming Lady Captain’ Day and Presentation

    night on July 23rd. Round 1 consisting of 18-Hole Stroke GOY takes place on Wed. 20 July.

    Draw for Lady Captain's first round will take place on Monday 18th July after Scramble at approximately 8.30/9.00 pm.

    Presentation of all outstanding prizes will take place also on the night .

  • Golfing in the Glenns 19 Jul 2016

    Pro-Am

    The Grant Engineering  sponsored  Pro Am at Birr Golf Club will be  played this week  on Thursday 21 July. The  committee are  delighted to report that a great field of professionals have entered with European tour winners Damien Mc Grane and Peter Lawrie playing along with former tour player David Higgins. Irelands top PGA professionals are all playing and with the time sheet almost full it promises to be a great event .

     

    For your diary

     

    9h Titleist Pro Vi ongoing. 

    No Seniors on Thursday

    Pro Am sponsored by Grant Engineering on Thursday 21st.

    Lady Captain’s Prize on Wednesday 20th and Saturday 23rd. Best of luck to Margaret.

    Drumcullen GAA Classic on Friday 22nd.

    18h Stableford on Sunday 24th   

    Junior Scramble on Monday 25th at 10am.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble on Monday 25th at 4.30.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: C. Loughnane, J .Kelly, T. Clancy (39.3 ); 2nd: P. Spain, E. Gormley, P. Walsh  ( 40.7 ). 

    Open Tuesday.  1st Lee Scanlon (5)  39 pts.  2nd Brian Guilfoyle (21) 39 pts.  3rd Billy Donlon (1) 37 pts. 

    18h Stableford. 1st  Aidan Farrelly (12) 39 pts. 2nd Seamas Guinan (19) 38pts. 3rd Sean Doorley (12) 335 pts. Gross:  Michael Horan (1)   

    Juniors. 18h 1st Moya Bracken 44 pts.  2nd Shane Murphy 38 pts.   9h.  1st Darragh McNamara 22 pts.  2nd  Tie: Joe Boyd and Nigel Lyons. 20 pts.

     Under 10; 1s Tom Moylan.  2nd Orla Moylan. 3rd Josh Horan.

     

    Inter Club

    Congratulations to our Tudenham Cup team on their win over Mullingar by 3/2 on Saturday. Winning at home were: Pat Madden/Brendan Hoare. John Dwyer/Eddie Nevin and Simon Hogan/Tommy Hogan. Away were:Christy Purcell/Paschal Troy and Albert Kerlly/Pat Molloy.  Managers were :Francie Horan and Brian Guinan. Well done to all. 

     

     

    Ladies golf

    Results

    18-Hole sponsored by Laurenzo Hair Design. 1st Rita Delaney (17) 34 pts. 2nd Gemma Butler ( 8 ) 33 pts.

    Lady Captain's Margaret Feehan’s Prize is the highlight of the year and we are all looking forward to it. This is a 36-Hole competition

    and will be played over two days Wed. 20th and Sat. 23rd July.

    There is also a 9-Hole competition on Saturday from 1 30 pm.

    Best of luck to everyone.

    Ladies our next open day will be Wed. 3rd August .It is sponsored by Spinners. Please encourage family and friends to come and 

    play on our lovely course. 

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 26 Jul 2016

    Pro Am

    An exceptionally successful Pro Am sponsored by Grant Engineering  Birr, was held in the Club on Thursday. A large number of teams took part and all were high in  their praise of the course and conditions. At the presentation that evening Captain Brendan Carroll thanked all the professionals and their teams for taking part. He noted in particular the work done by Kevin McGrath and his committee for their splendid organisation. He said that the course staff had worked tirelessly to have the greens and fairways in perfect condition.

    Damien McGrane replying on behalf of the players said that all  were delighted with the condition of the Glenns and all wished to return next year. He thanked the sponsors

    Grant Engineering,Birr who contributed so much and wished the Company every success throughout the year.. He also noted the hard work done by Kevin McGrath and his committee.

    Results will be published in next week’s edition 

     

    Results

    Tuesday Open. 1st Rob Ryland (7) 37 pts. 2nd Sean Claffey (19) 37 pts.  Seniors: Michael Lyons (8) 36 pts.

    18h Stableford. 1st  John Carroll (16) 41 pts. 2nd  Robbie Sheils (1) 40 pts.   4th John Dwyer (3) 39. Gross: Michael Horan (0)  37 pts.

    Juniors. McGarry Cup. 1st  Mark Cahill  63 nett. 2nd  Darragh Flynn 65 nett.  Gross: Cathal Kirwan 73. 4th Michael Hand 67 nett. David Nally 67 nett.

    Girls: 1st Kathy Dermody.  9h Darragh McNamara.  2nd Niall Lyons.

     

    For your diary

    9h on-going Titleist Pro V1.

    Seniors on Thursday 28 July at 9.45.

    Inter Club. O’Moore Cup. Birr v Edmondstown on Thursday 28 July at 2 pm.

    St. Rynagh’s GAA Classic on Friday 29 July.

    Open Weekend 18h Stableford on Sat. & Sun. 30 & 31 July and on Mon. 1 Aug. which is the Bank Holiday.

    For Vintage Week competitions, please see Vintage Week Programme,

     

    Inter Club

    Best of luck to our O’Moore team under managers Liam Delaney and Brian Guinan in their match versus Edmondstown on Thursday next at 2pm. Playing at home are: Des Mannion, Sean Bergin and Liam Hogan.

    Away are: Thady Clancy, Frank Kenny, Christy McGarry and Liam Delaney.

     

    Ladies golf

    Congratulations to our Lady Captain Margaret who hosted her prize to the ladies with family, friends and club members.
    A great two days’ golf was had by all and it was rounded off by a wonderful evening with dinner and presentation of prizes sponsored by Ann Bermingham, Tullamore, Chiropodist. We had a great variety of entertainment starting with soprano Yvonne O’Toole and the appearance of Michael Jackson got everyone in the mood for a great nights dancing. The winner of the much coveted prize was Bernadette Mc Tague. Bernadette held her nerve and returned a 70 nett after having a 74 nett the first day. Well done Bernadette. Congratulations also to all those who won prizes on the day. The nine-hole was won by Roma Gilmartin and second was Mona Collins. It was great to see Mona back playing and dancing the night away.
    The nine-hole Men’s Competition was won by Pat Doyle with 23 pts and second was Aiden Farrelly with 21 pts.
    Thanks to the bookies Seamie and Eddie who handed Lady Captain the takings from the day. The course was in truly magnificent condition and we had a beautiful meal enjoyed by all.
    Results
    1st Bernadette Mc Tague (20) 144 pts; 2nd Ena Guilfoyle (20) 144 pts; Gross Amy Spain (12) 162 gross; 3rd Susan Reidy (10) 145pts;
    Past Captain Gemma Butler (8) 148; 4th Mary Ryan (16) 148 pts.
    Class A
    Handicap 0-18

    1st Sheila Brennan (16) 149 pts.
    2nd Trish Rowland (12) 150 pts.
    Class B
    Handicap 19 -27
    1st Mary O Gorman (20) 150 pts.
    2nd Lady President (25) 152 pts.
    Class C
    1st Eileen Delaney (31) 153 pts.
    2nd Tesssa Foreman (34) 156 pts.
    Best 18 
    First Day. Denise Delaney (20) 72 pts.
    Sesond Day. Vera Smyth (10) 71 pts.
    Committee Prize 
    Aileen Watkins (21) 157pts.

     

    Glenn Eagles.

    1st Rita Delaney.,Patricia Guinan, Phil Flynn,  and Bernadette McTague. 29.4.   2nd Mary Sullivan, Mary Darcy, Mary O’Gorman and Carmel Kelly. 30.4.  Nearest pin: Doreen McKenna.

     

    Glenn Eagles outing to Moate.

    A great day was had by all. The winner was Sheila Brennan with a score of 29 pts. Followed by  Eileen Delaney with 28 pts.  The ladies enjoyed a beautiful meal and a romantic musical interlude towards the end of the meal.

     

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 02 Aug 2016

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: P. Walshe, C. Finnerty, S. Ryan (42.7); 2nd: G. Claffey, T. Wright, T. Murtagh (44.3 (last 3)).

    Presidents’ Scramble winners: Paul Heather, Pat Molloy, Trish Rowland, Brendan Hoare. The winning score was 27.3 Nett.

    Juniors  9h Scramble.   Front 9.    K. O’Keeffe, M. Bracken, D.Nally M. Cahill and J. Hoctor.  22.1 nett.  Back 9.  R.McNamara, S. Smith, N. Lyons, A.McCabe, B. Miller and J. Horan,  18 nett.

     

    Pro Am results

    Professionals. Winners were: Damien McGrane, David Higgins Waterville, Noel Murray, Massarene. and John Dwyer, Ashbourne.

    Teams:  1st Brian McIllhinney, North West. David McGrath, Joe McGrath and Anne Billings. 93.    2nd  Ciaran Molloy, Ger Flannery, Pat McNamara and Christy McGarry.  92. 3rd Damien McGrane, Larry O’Neill, Paddy Murphy and Brian Morris  91.  4th Eanna Jones, Nenagh. Garry Howard, Paul Maloney and Paddy Kennedy 91.  5th Noel Murray Massarene, Seamas Bourne, Jim Gleeson and Hugh Maher 90.  6th Kevin McGrath, Birr. Brendan Carroll, John Fleury and Margaret Feehan 86..

    Ladies Team: Maura Morrin, Stepaside, Pat Morrissey, Joe Watters and Noel O’Callaghan 86.  Ladies nearest pin:Moya Bracken. Men: Martin Connor.

    Ladies longest drive: Trish Rowland.  Men: Paddy Murphy. The Pro Am was sponsored by Grant Engineering, Crinkill, Birr.

     

    For your diary.

    9h Titleist ongoing.

    Vintage Week Open.

    Seniors. Thursday 4 August at 9.45

    Mr. Captain’s prize to ladies. Lady Captain’s Prize to men on Sunday 7 August.

    Junior/boys/girls on Monday 8 August 10.00. Jimmy Greene Cup.

    Presidents’ mixed scramble Monday 8 August at 4.30.

    Tuesday open 18h Stableford. Men/Women.

     

    Coaching for Juniors

    Coaching will be given to our junior golfers on Saturday August 12th.  19th , 26th and September 2nd between 4 pm and 5pm . The lessons will consist of, chipping, use of mid irons, bunker play and putting, under the direction of professional Bobby King. This is an opportunity not to be missed. For further information please contact Brian Guinan at: 086 6011864.

     

    Inter Club

    Well done to our O’Moore team under managers Liam Delaney and Brian Guinan on their victory over Edmondstown at the weekend,

    Playing at home were:  Des Mannion, Liam Hogan and Sean Bergin. Away were: Thady Clancy, Frank Kenny, Christy McGarry and Liam Delaney.  Good luck in next round versus Nenagh.

     

    Ladies golf

    Ongoing 9 Hole.
    Ongoing 3-Ball Scramble.
    Wed. 3rd August. Ladies Open Day sponsored by Spinners.
    Sun. 7th August. Lady Captain’s Prize to Men & Mr Captain’s Prize to Ladies.

    Tue. 9th August. Ladies Away Day to Moyvalley Golf Club.
    Sat. 27th & Wed. 31st August. Ladies 18-Hole sponsored by Gemma Butler.
    Mon. 29th  Aug. – Sun. 25th Sept.  Ladies Glenns Trophy Qualifier.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 09 Aug 2016

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: T. Higgins, S. Bergin, D. O’Sullivan (42); 2nd: P. Walshe, M. Chaloner, T. Clancy (42.3).

    Tuesday open.  1st Craig Taylor (12) 41 pts. 2nd Kieran Reilly (12) 38 pts. Seniors: Bobby Ryland (7) 38 pts.

     

    Lady President’s prize to the men.  1st Seamus Breen (8) 40 pts. 2nd  Liam Cashin (16) 38 pts. Gross:Robbie Sheils (1) 34 pts.3rd Des Browne (16) 37 pts.

     

    For your diary

    9h Titleist Pro vi Ongoing. Gross and nett prizes.

    Seniors: Thursday 11 August.9.45.

    Club Tankard on Sat./Sun. 13/14 August.GOY.

    Juniors on Monday 15 August at 10.00

    Loughnane Cup ongoing.

    Entry sheets for Liam Butler Cup in Locker rooms.

    Coaching for juniors on Saturdays from 2 to 5 pm. With Professional Bobby King. Contact: Brian Guinan at 086 6011864. All juniors very welcome.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble on Monday 15th at 4.30

    Please note that all Kenny and Hackett Cup matches to be played on or befor the appointed dates.

     

    Inter Club

    Best of luck to our Tudenham Cup team under Managers Brian Guinan and Francie Horan in their match against Concra Wood. All matches to be played in Mullingar on Saturday 13that 12.30.The Birr team is:  Brendan Hoare/Peter Keane,  John Dwyer/Eddie Nevin, Simon Hogan/Tom Hogan, Christy Purcell/Paschal Troy and Albert Kelly/Martin Young.

     

    Ladies golf

    For your diary

    3-Ball Scramble and Putting Competition ongoing .

    9-Hole Stroke ongoing.

    Saturday 13th and Wednesday 17th. 18-Hole Competition.

    Sat. 27th & Wed. 31st August. Ladies 18-Hole sponsored by Gemma Butler.
    Mon. 29th Aug. to Sun. 25th Sept.  Ladies Glenns Trophy Qualifier.

    Results

    Open Day sponsored by Spinners Restaurant. Birr. 1st Shauna Carroll and Carina Gleeson (44) pts. 2nd Ena Guilfoyle and Francis Ashes  (33) pts.

    Mr. Captain's Prize to the Ladies. 1st Sheila Brennan (16) 73 nett.  2nd Caroline Mc Carthy (18) 73 nett.  Gross Vera Smyth (10) 83. 

    3rd Laura Nugent (14) 74 nett . 

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 16 Aug 2016

     

    Captain’s Prize

    The first round of Captain Brendan O’Carroll’s prize sponsored by  Isover  will be held on Saturday 27th / Sunday 28th August. Time sheets are available in the Club. The draw for partners will be made on the evening of Thursday 25th 

     

    Results

    Presidents’ Scramble winners:  Dermot Moylan, Seamie Breen and Mary Sullivan.

    Seniors. 1st: J. Kelly, T. Rosney, C. Loughnane (39.3); 2nd: D. O’Brien, Gay Claffey, T. Murtagh (43)

     

    Club Tankard.  Sponsored by Topline Hassetts, Crinkle & Banagher.  1st  Liam Coughlan (10) 67 nett.  2nd Padraig Cleare (4) 68 nett. 3rd John Carroll (14) 68 nett. Gross: Billy Donlon (0) 72.

    Tuesday Open. 1st Michael Horan (scr) 38. 2nd Craig Taylor (11) 36. Seniors: Bobby Ryland (7) 33,

     

    Juniors Jimmy Green Cup. 1st Moya Bracken 38. 2nd Adam Fitzgerald 36. Gross: James Nolan 29. 3rd Shane Murphy 36.

    9-Hole. 1st Niall Lyons 26.5. 2nd Eanna Mulhare 32.5. 3rd Ceilim Farrell 34.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 18th 9.45

    O’Moore Cup v Nenagh on Wednesday  at 2pm. Managers Liam Delaney and Brian Guinan..

    Mid Ireland Tourism Classic on Friday 19th .

    18h Stableford on Sat./Sun. 20/21 August,

    Juniors on Monday morning at 10.00.

    President’s Mixed Scramble  on Monday 22nd at 4.30.

     

    Ladies golf

    3-Ball Scramble and Putting Competition ongoing .

    9-Hole Stroke ongoing.

    Saturday 13th and Wednesday 17th. 18-Hole Competition.

    Sat. 20th & Wed. 24th August. Ladies 18-Hole sponsored by Gemma Butler.
    Mon. 29th Aug. to Sun. 25th Sept.  Ladies’ Glenns Trophy Qualifier.

     

    Trip to Moyvalley

    A large turnout of ladies enjoyed a great day’s golf last Tuesday in Moyvalley, followed by a delicious meal with lots of prizes.

     

    Email

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  • Golfing in the Glenns 23 Aug 2016

    Mens Captain's Prize

    The draw for Brendan O'Caroll's Captain's prize takes place in the clubhouse on Thursday 25th august at 7pm
    Entry sheets are on the notice board. Other prizes are kindly sponsored by Isover. The qualifying days are Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August, with the final day on Saturday 3rd September. You can also place a bet on Thursday night where bookies will be in attendance.

     

    Results

    Open Tuesday

    1st Donal Hassett hc 19 39pts Birr

    2nd George Garvey hc 9 36pts Moate

     

    Sunday 18 hole Stableford

    1st Joe Daly hc 11 38 pts

    2nd Thady Clancy hc 21 38pts

    Gross Robbie Sheils 33 pts

    3rd Des Browne hc 15 36 pts

    All matchplay matches must be played on the set date - please check sheets

     

    Junior Results

    9 hole

    1st Sam Smyth

    2nd George Markham

    18 hole

    1st David Nally

    2nd Evan Houlihan

    Gross Brandon Beale

    3rd Darragh Flynn

     

    Saturday September 17th Liam Butler Cup senior & junior foursomes -  entry sheet on noticeboard.

     

    Ladies

    3 Ball Scramble and Putting Competition ongoing.

    New 9 Hole Stapleford  Competition.

    Wednesday 17th. 18-Hole Competition.

    Sat. 20th & Wed. 24th August. Ladies 18-Hole sponsored by Gemma Butler.
    Mon. 29th Aug. to Sun. 25th Sept.  Ladies’ Glenns Trophy Qualifier.

     

    Results

    18 Hole Stapleford.

    1st Carina Gleeson (21) 36 pts.

    2nd Tessa Foreman (34) 35 pts.

    9 Hole Stroke.

    1st Carina Gleeson (21) 34.5 B.6.31.

    2nd Liz Nolan (25) 34.5 B.6.32.

    3rd Eileen Delaney (31) 34.5 B.6.36.

     

    Dates for your Diary

    Thursday 25th 11am- 5pm Hole in One Society Captain's Prize Mary O'Gorman

    Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August Captain's Prize qualifier - GOY

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 30 Aug 2016

    Captain’s Prize

    The first round of Captain Brendan O’Carroll’s prize sponsored by Isovar was run off on Saturday and Sunday under perfect conditions.  The greens and fairways were in impeccable order contributing to excellent scoring and satisfied competitors.  The final round will be played on Saturday with the qualifiers hitting off at 10 am. The leading group of Pat Molloy, Christy McGarry and Declan Gath should be on the tee about 1pm.  The presentation that night will be at 9pm with Rock on Paddy governing the social. A great night is in store for all so come along and enjoy splendid entertainment and pleasant company.

     

    Results

    The leaders for the 2016 Captain’s prize are:  Pat Molloy, Christy McGarry and Declan Gath.  Brian Guinan, Tony McCormack and Dick Johnston.   Conor Hassett, Dermot Moylan and Pat Scully.   Matt Feenane, John Kelly and Eddie Nevin.   Martin Young,Vincent Liffey and Seamie Breen.   Paschal Troy, David Rossiter and John Fleury (President)

     

    President’s Scramble

    1st Captain Brendan O’Carroll, Evelyn Lynch and Albert Kelly.  26.6   2nd Seamie Breen, Tom Rigney, Trish Rowland and Albert Kelly.  26.83 nett.

     

    Juniors

    Captain  David Mullin’s Prize.

    1st Shane Murphy 68.  2nd Eoghan Kelly. 72   Gross: Brandon Beale 82. 3rd Ronan McNamara 73..

    9h Scramble,  1st Darragh McNamara, Josh Horan, Sam Smith and Darragh Tierney,

    .

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 1st Sept at 9.45.

    Captain Brendan O’Carroll’s prize sponsored by Isovar on Saturday 3 September. Tee booked from 10am to 1pm.  Presentation that evening at 9pm with Social to follow. Music by Rock on Paddy.

    Presidents’ Mixed on Monday  5 September at 4.30.

    Open 18 holes Stableford on Tuesday 6th. All welcome,

    Matt Spain Cup on Sunday 11 September.

    Birr GAA Classic on Friday 16 September. Booking sheet in Club. Phone Francie at 05791 20082 for time slot.

    Liam Butler Cup. Senior and Junior Foursomes on Saturday 17 September, 2pm to 3 pm.

    Offaly Championship on Friday 23 September.

     

    Ladies golf

     

    Upcoming Competitions.

     

    Monday 29th August to Sunday 25th September

    Ladies Glenns Trophy Qualifier.

    Wed 31st August n Wed 7th September 18 Hole Comp.

    9 Hole Stapleford Comp.

    3 Ball scramble n Putting Comp.

    Mr. Captains 9 Hole to the ladies.3rd September

    (usually from 2 pm.)

    Sunday Sept.4th Bookies Prize.

    September 10th Lady Presidents Prize.

     

    Results

     

    18 Hole Stapleford Sponsored by Gemma Butler.

     

    1st Theresa Fealy (21) 37pts.

    2nd Carina Gleeson (21) 36pts.

    3rd Sarah Burke (5) 34pts.

     

    The Ladies Club wish Captain of the men's club Brendan O Carroll the very best of luck

    on the final day of his Captain's Prize.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 06 Sep 2016

    Captain’s Prize

    The final round of Captain Brendan O’Carroll’s prize was played off under almost perfect conditions on Saturday. The promised rains came early in the morning and fortunately they had bypassed The Glenns by the time our leaders were driving off. The conditions suited the leaders and most returned excellent scores. The lucky winner Christy McGarry in the now traditional High Street tradition captured the beautiful trophy with a return of 132 nett.

     

    At the presentation that evening Captain Brendan thanked all who played and congratulated  Christy on winning his prize and all the others who were in the winners’ enclosure.  He had special praise for the organising committee, the course staff  and all who played over the three days. He especially thanked  Mr. Rossitor of Isover Insulations for his most generous sponsorship.

    In reply Mr. Rossitor said he was very happy to support the Captain’s prize and noted the splendid condition of the course and wished the Club every success throughout the years ahead. He enjoyed the golfing that morning and thanked his playing partners for making the round so enjoyable.

    The evening’s entertainment was enjoyed by all with Rock on Paddy providing the music

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    Results

    Captain’s prize sponsored by Isover Insulation..

    1st Christy McGarry 132 nett.  2nd Pat Molloy 134 nett.  Gross: Billy McGarry 148.  3rd Eddie Nevin 136 nett. 4th  Brian Guinan 138 nett. Brendan Hoare 141 nett.  6th John Kelly 141 nett.  7th Seamas Breen 141 nett.  Past Captains John Connell 142 nett. Veterans: Tim Kenny 142 nett.  1st 18. Declan Gath 68 nett.  2nd 18  Fergus Garland 70.nett.   Ladies’ 9h Stableford.  1st Patricia Rowland 22 pts.  2nd Aileen Watkins 19 pts.  3rd Eileen Delaney 17 pts.  

     

    Seniors. 1st: P. Nugent, O. O’Neill, J. Carroll  (44).

    2nd: D. Johnston, T. Rosney, D. Kealey (44.7).

     

    Presidents’ Scramble. 1st  Mary O'Gorman, Michael Coughlan, Brid Guinan 28.75.

    2nd Seamie Breen, Vera Smyth, Jo Conniffe, M Sullivan 29.1.

    Tuesday 18h open.  1st Julian Rowden (18) 39 pts. 2nd Michael Coughlan (7) 37 pts. Seniors: Bobby Ryland (7) 36 pts.

     

    Lotto bonus number was 22.  Winners were: Mary O’Gorman, Coleman Loughnane  and Sean Bergin.

     

    For your diary

    9h Titleist ongoing.

    Seniors on Thursday 8th at 9.45.

    Lady President Agnes Doolin’s Prize on Saturday 10th followed by Social.  9h for men in the evening. Sponsored by Emporium at the Stables

    Matt Spain Cup on Sat./Sun Sept.10th/11th.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble on Monday 12th at 4.30.

    Birr GAA Classic on Friday 16th  Contacts: Mary at 087 9354456 or Francie at 087 2857282

    Kenny Cup 4th round matchplay by September 10th.

    Midland Seniors Alliance on Sunday 18th Time:9.30 to 12.30. Contact: Dermot Carolan at 087 9393410 for timesheet.

     

    Ladies golf

    For your diary

    3-Ball Scramble.
    Ongoing 9-Hole.
    Ladies Glenns Trophy Qualifier.

    Wednesday 7th September 18-Hole Competition. 

    Thursday 8th September there will be a draw for partners for Lady President’s Prize preceded by a 9-Hole Competition. On the night there will be a presentation of all outstanding prizes.

    Sat. 10th September. Lady President’s Prize sponsored by Emporium at the Stables.
    Glenns Trophy Oct. 5th.

     

    Results

    18-Hole Competition. 

    1st.Eileen Delaney (31) 36 pts .

    2nd.Mary Sullivan (20) 36 pts .

     

    Bookies Competition. 

    1st. Vera Smyth  (9) 75 nett.

    2nd.Sheila Brennan (15) 75 nett.

    Gross. Emer Hannify (10) 88 gross.

    3rd Laura Nugent (14) 75 nett.

    4th Majella Gibbons (23) 76 nett.

     

    The Lady members wish Agnes our Lady President the very best of luck on her upcoming Lady President’s day.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 13 Sep 2016

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: B. McGurk, B. Larkin, T.Duffy  (40.3); 2nd: P. Walshe, D. Kealey, C. McGarry  (42.7).

    Presidents’ Scramble winners: Patrick Kinsella, Brendan Hoare, Trish Rowland, 27.9. 

    Matt Spain Cup.  1st Billy McGarry (-1) 36 pts.  2nd Padraig Moylan (2)  36 pts. Gross; Billy Donlon (1) 33 pts. 3rd  Dermot Moylan (8)  35 pts.

     

    Tuesday Open.  1st Brendan Hogan (17) 36 pts. 2nd  Ger Gath (30 35 pts.  Vets. Liam Delany (19) 33 pts.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday  15th  at  9.45. Prize day.

    GAA Classic on Friday 16th   Contact: Mary at 087 9354456 or Francie at 087 2857282

    Alf Regan Cup on Sat./Sun 17/18 Sept.

    Liam Butler Cup Sat 17th 2.pm to 2.30pm.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble Monday 19th at 4.30.

    Offaly Inter Club Championship Thursday  October 20th   

     

     

    Ladies golf

    18-Hole Competition. Pauline Needham  (20) 33 pts. 

    9-Hole. Mary Sullivan (20) 19 pts .

     

    President’s Prize sponsored by Emporium at the Stables.

    1st Patricia Rowland (10) 68 nett. 2nd Sheila Brennan (15) 71 nett. Gross Sue Reid (9) 85 gross. 3rd Laura Nugent  (14) 72 nett. Past Pres. Bernadette McTague. 4th Caroline Mc Carthy (14) 75 nett. 5th Emer Hannify  (10) 76 nett. 6th Vera Smyth  (9) 77 nett. 7th Bernadette Nugent (21) 77 nett. 8th Patricia Guinan (23) 77 nett. 9th Jo Conniffe (22) 79 nett. 10th Ann Frawley (10) 79 nett. 11th Aileen Watkins (22) 79 nett.

     

    Mens 9-Hole for Lady President Day. 1st Tom Murtagh 22 pts. 2nd Seamie Breen 22 pts.

     

    Congratulations to our Lady President Agnes on another successful year. The competition was well supported on a lovely sunny day. We had a very enjoyable night with delicious food followed by the presentation of prizes. It was a lively night with music and dancing. 

     

    Upcoming Competitions.

    Wed. 14th. 18-Hole Competition. 

    Ladies Glenns Trophy qualifier.

    3-Ball scramble.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 20 Sep 2016

    Results

    Seniors

    Group 1: T. McTague (37),  B. Donlon (34- last 9),  P. Doyle (34), T. Wright (28),  P. Walshe (26).

    Group 2: E. Nevin (34), S. Guinan (32), M. Noonan (30), A. Joyce (29), C. McGarry (26).

    Group 3: J. Plunkett (33), L. Hogan (32), T. Kenny (31), G. Claffey (30), D. Kealey (29).

    Group 4: E. McDonagh (29), T. Duffy (28), P. Byrne (27), K. McDowell (26), T. Higgins (21). 

    Presidents’ Scramble. Winners: Patrick Kinsella, Brendan Hoare, Trish Rowland.  27.9. 

    Alf Regan Cup. 1st Michael Lyons (8) 35.  2nd Pat Kinsella (11) 35.  Gross: Billy McGarry (1)  31.  3rd Bobby Ryland (7) 35. 

    Tuesday Open 18h. Michael Horan (scr) 36.  2nd Peter Keane (7) 36. Vets.: Tom Rigney (8) 35.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 22 September at 9.45.

    Bookies prize on   Sat./Sun. 24/25.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble Monday 26 Sept.

    Tuesday Open 18h Stableford on Tuesday 27th.

    Hollow tining on 26th , 27th  and 28th Sept.

    Open 4 Ball 6th to 9th October.

     

    Billy Donlon

    The members wish Billy the best of luck and every success in the Home Internationals in Wales this week.  

     

    Ladies golf

    Results

    18 Hole Competition. 1st Majella Gibbons (24) 40 pts.

    Glenn Eagles. 11 Aug. 1st Eileen Delaney 20 pts. 2nd June Carroll 19 pts.

    Glenn Eagles. 18 Aug. 1st Mary Sullivan, Doreen McKenna, Carmel Ryan & Margaret McDonagh, 32 pts.

    2nd Sheila Brennan, Rita Enright & Majella Duffy, 32.2 pts.

    Glenn Eagles on 15/9/16.  1st Emer Hanniffy, Mary Byrne and Majella Duffy 33.   2nd Patricia Guinan, Carmel Ryan and Margaret McDonagh. 33.3.

     

    The Glenn Eagles  ladies hosted a most enjoyable coffee morning in aid of Offaly Hospice. It was a great success and the ladies wish to express their thanks to all the ladies who brought the goodies and all who helped during the course of the morning. A special thanks to the Men’s Seniors for their support and very generous contributions which are for a very worthy cause and will be much appreciated.

     

    Up-coming Competitions

    Wednesday 21st Sept.18-Hole Competition. Ladies Glenns Trophy Qualifier. 
    Sunday 2nd Oct. Ladies Open Day Sponsored by Siobhan Tynan.
    Wednesday 5th Oct. Glenns Trophy. 3-Ball Scramble.

     

    Sympathy

    The members express deepest sympathy to Theresa Fealy and her family on the death of her brother Billy Delaney in The Curragh last week.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 27 Sep 2016

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: C. McGarry, G. Claffey, A. Joyce  (41.3); 2nd: P. Byrne, M. Ashe, J. Plunkett  (44). 

    Bookies’ Prize.  1st Matt Feenane (9) 38.  2nd Mick Cleare (21) 38.  Gross:Padraig |Moylan (1) 33. 3rd Liam O’Brien (11) 36. 

    Tuesday Open.  1st Tom Rigney (8) 36.  2nd Sean Moylan (9) 35.  Seniors: Bobby Ryland

    Lotto Bonus: No. 41. Winner Paul Heather.

     

    For  your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 29  Sept. at 9.45

    Ladies Open on Sunday 2 October.

    Bonus lotto ongoing. 

     

    Ladies golf

    Glenns Qualifiers. 1st Mary O' Gorman (19), Yvonne Boland  (24) 39 pts.

    2nd Vera Smyth (9) Martina O'Brien (11)  37 points.

     

    Upcoming Competitions 

    Sunday 2nd Oct. Ladies Open Day sponsored by Siobhan Tynan, Sportsmans Dream. Wednesday 5th Oct. Glenns Trophy. 

    3-Ball Scramble ongoing.

    9-Hole ongoing.

     

    Sympathy

    The members offer deepest sympathy to Joe Hynes and his family on the death of his daughter Gerri in Birr and his sister Kathleen Byrne in Borris, Co. Carlow recently.

     

     

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    Club Development

    The Management Committee has set up a Club Development Committee to look at the future of The Glenns  over the next 5-7 years. A meeting was held on 28th September with John Hassett as facilitator. Many topics were debated and the discussions were open and frank. The group decided to concentrate on four different areas which will feed into an overall development plan for the Club. All details are to be  seen on Club website—birrgolfclub.ie.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: P. Byrne, P. Walshe, E. Martin  (45); 2nd: E. Nevin, T. Duffy, B. McGurk  (46).

     

    Liam Butler Cup for Seniors/Juniors.  Won by Trish Rowland/Mark Cahill

     

    Lotto bonus No.7. Mary O’Gorman and Padraig Cleare.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 6 Oct. at 9.45.

    Open fourball on Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 October. Sponsored by Michael Horan Sports’ Shop.

    Book on line brs.

    Past Captains/Presidents Sat.8th  1pm to 3pm

    Offaly Inter Club competition Thursday 20 October. 

     

    Ladies golf

    For your diary
    Ongoing 3-Ball Scramble.
    Ongoing 9-Hole.

     

    Results

    Ladies Open Day sponsored by Siobhan Tynan. Sportsman’s Dream.Nenagh.

    1st Kathleen Doorley/ Mary Sullivan 51 pts.

    2nd O.Egan/ R. Cryan Wright. 49 pts.

    Gross .M.Powell/ M. Brannigan. 32 gross.

    3rd M.Corrigan/B.Fitzgibbon. 48pts.

    Longest drive A. Mc Cormack. 

    Nearest pin Jo Conniffe. 

     

    Sympathy

    The members offer deepest sympathy to Ger Gath and his family on the death of his father Ned  in Five Alley recently

     

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    Ladies Notes

     

    AIB Competion Results.
    1st. Aileen Watkins (22) 35 pts 
    2nd. Vera Smyth (10) 35 pts

    L.F.M. Competition Results.
    3 Ball Scramble .
    E. Pardy. (20)
    R. Delaney.  (17)
    V. Smyth.  (9)     

    Plate Results
    1st Emer Hannify.
    2nd Agnes Doolan. 

    Upcoming Competition
    Wednesday 19th. 16 Hole Competition. 

     

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    Membership offer

    The club currently has a very inviting membership offer available. Play from now until January 2018 for the unbelievable price of 450 euro plus GUI/ILGU levy. Offer is available to new members or former members returning after a minimum absence of three years. Contact (057) 912 0082 for details.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: S. Ryan, T. McTague, D. Kealey  (42); 2nd: W. Loughnane, E. Nevin, H. Healy  (43).

     

    Birr won the Offaly Inter Club Championship with an excellent score of 131 points. Playing for Birr were: Pat Maher/Jeremy Plunkett 36 pts.  Brendan Hoare/Alan Naylor 48 pts. Brian Guinan/Eddie Nevin 42 pts and Billy Donlon/Thady Clancy 41 pts. Best three scores to count. Congratulations to our team.

     

    Birr won the Joe Monaghan trophy at Esker Hills with Alan Naylor/Eddie Nevin, Paschal Troy/Tony McCormack and Albert Kelly/Liam O’Brien. Congratulatons to all.

     

    Martin Young won the Hackett Cup in a tight match with Christy McGarry.

     

    Bonus Ball number 35. Winner Ann Frawley.

     

    For your diary

    9 Hole Turkey ongoing,

    14 Hole Turkey/Ham ongoing,

    Bridge commences on Tuesday Nov.1st at 10 am.

     

    Welcome and every best wish to Martin and Lorraine Kearns and their  staff who have taken over the Club restaurant and will be serving Sunday lunch from 12.30 to 3.30. Groups and societies will be catered for.

     

    Ladies golf

    Past Captains/Presidents annual outing on Sat. 8 October with 14h Stableford competition was followed by dinner in the Club. An enjoyable evening was had by all.

    Winner of McGuirk Trophy was Seamie Breen . 1st Gent was President John Fleury 30 pts . 2nd Was Captain Brendan O’Carroll 28 pts  from Frankie Kenny and Sean Moylan.  Ladies 1st was Vera Smyth 29 pts.  2nd Sheila Brennan 28 pts.

     

    Matchplay Trophy winner was Jo Conniffe; runner-up Laura Nugent.

    Plate winner was Emer Hanniffy;  runner-up was lady President Agnes Doolan. 

    16 Hole competition. Wed 19th October 1st Sheila Brennan (14) 35 pts.  2nd Jo Connoffe (22) 29 pts.

    9 Hole Competition. 1st Jo Conniffe (22) 21 pts. 2nd Brid Guinan (32) 17 pts. 3rd Carina Gleeson (20) 17 pts.

     

    Upcoming Competitions

    New 9 Hole Turkey Competition starts Fri. Oct 21st. Open Scotch Foursomes in conjunction with Sisters/ Daughter/Mothers Competition.  Mon. 31st Oct. Shotgun Start at 11.30. 

     

    The Glenns Trophy 2016

    Congratulations and well done to all the ladies involved in the recent successful Glenns Trophy Competition 2016.  Thirty visiting teams from far and near clubs played in the annual event now running  for fourteen years.  A sincere thank you to Peter Fox Pharmacy, Birr for his continued commitment to sponsoring this event which is much appreciated by all.   Apart  from sponsoring the main event, Peter also sponsors the raffle with a very generous donation going to the local Hospice Unit in Birr. At the presentation of prizes Lady Captain Margaret Feehan paid tribute to Peter Fox, Mona Collins who instigated the Glenns Trophy and Lady Vice Captain Therese and her sub-committee and all the ladies who volunteered their help on the day to make it a resounding success. The results were as follows: 1st Place – Slievenamon – 73 points – Mary Kerrick, Ann Delahunty, May O’Brien & Kathleen Shanley. 2nd Place – Roscrea – 73 points –Kathleen Phelan, Maura Killackey, Joanne Mann & Chris McDonnell. 3rd Place – Royal Curragh – 71 points – Ann Delaney, Marie Egan, Ann Griffin & Vourneen McGeough. 1st Pair – Ennis – 39 points – Mary McMahon & Kathleen Frehill. 2nd Pair – Mullingar – 38 points – Breda Conlon & Betty Sleator. The Birr Team on the day comprised Mary O’Gorman, Yvonne Boland, Martina O’Brien & Vera Smyth. Raffle Prize winners were Bridie Nolan, Newbridge and Therese Fealy Birr.

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    Membership offer

    The club currently has a very inviting membership offer available. Play from now until January 2018 for the unbelievable price of 450 euro plus GUI/ILGU levy. Offer is available to new members or former members returning after a minimum absence of three years. Contact (057) 912 0082 for details.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: T. Kenny, T. Wright, H. Rigney  (42); 2nd: E. Martin, D. Hanniffy, T. Enright  (44.5).

    14h Turkey/Ham. 1st Jerome Molloy 35 pts.  2nd Eddie Nevin 32 pts.  3rd Bernard Kennedy  33 pts.

    Lotto bonus no. = 9. Winners were: John Carroll and Declan O’Connor.

     

    For your diary

    9h Turkey ongoing.

    14h Turkey/Ham ongoing. Categories.

    Seniors on Thursday 3 November at 9.45.

    Bridge on Tuesday 8 November at 10.00

     

    Ladies golf

    Upcoming Competition: 9 Hole Turkey competition ongoing.

     

    Results

    Competition sponsored by AIB. 1st. Aileen Watkins (22) 35 pts; 2nd. Vera Smyth (10) 35 pts.

    L.F.M. Competition Results.

    3 Ball Scramble. E. Pardy (20); R. Delaney (17); V. Smyth (9) 64.6 Nett. 

     

    Glenn Eagles.

    1st Rita Delaney,  Margo Regan and Phyl Flynn 32.4   2nd Theresa Fealy, Patricia Guinan and Bernie McTague 33.3.

     

    Glenns Restaurant

    Welcome and every best wish to Martin and Lorraine Kearns and their staff who have taken over the Club restaurant and will be serving Sunday lunch from 12.30 to 3.30. Groups and societies will be catered for.

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    Membership offer

    The club currently has a very inviting membership offer available. Play from now until January 2018 for the unbelievable price of 450 euro plus GUI/ILGU levy. Offer is available to new members or former members returning after a minimum absence of three years. Contact (057) 912 0082 for details.

     

    Men’s AGM

    Thursday 17 Nov. at 7.30 pm.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: S. Moylan, E. Nevin, T. McTague, J. Plunkett  (43); 2nd: D. Hanniffy, M. Chaloner, C. Finnerty  (43.1).

     

    14h Turkey & Ham. 1st Conor Hassett (8) 33 pts.  2nd Joe Daly (24) 32 pts.  3rd Tommy Hogan (10) 31 pts.  From this week winners pulled 4 pts; seconds pulled 3 pts and thirds pulled 2 pts.

     

    9 Hole Turkey Cat. 1 Jerome Molloy (9) 22 pts  Cat. 2. 2nd Tony McCormack (14) 23 pts.  Cat. 3.  Thady Clancy (20) 21 pts.  Winners pulled 3 shots; seconds pulled 2 shots and thirds pulled 1 shot.

     

    Bonus number was 28. Winners were Arthur Joyce and Patricia Kennedy.

     

    Bridge.  1st Michael Ashe/ Michael Stephens.   2nd Henry Haverty/Paddy Deegan.

     

    For your diary

    14 Hole Turkey & Ham. Note categories. Cat. 1 is 0 to 9,  Cat. 2 is 10 to 18 and Cat. 3 is  19 and upwards.

    9 Hole Turkey. Note categories.

    Seniors on Thursday 10 Nov. at 9.45.

    Bridge on Tuesday 15 Nov. at 10.00.

    Men’s AGM on Thursday 17 Nov. at 7.30.

    Club AGM on Sunday 27 Nov. at 5.30.

    Mass for deceased members on Thursday 24 Nov. at 9.30.am.

     

    Ladies golf

    Competition Results

    Sisters/Mother/Daughter sponsored by Mary O' Gorman.

    Sisters. Caroline Mc Carthy (17) Jo Anne Mann (20) 27pts.

    Mother/Daughter. Fiona Burke (10) Sarah Burke (5)  27pts.

     

    Open Day Foursomes Competition.

    1st Gemma Butler (8) Sue Reidy (9) 31 pts.; 2nd Jo Conniffe (22) Carina Gleeson (20) 29 pts.; 3rd Mary Sullivan (20) Therese Kennedy (31) 29 pts.

     

    Upcoming Competitions

    Ongoing 9 Hole Turkey.

    Ongoing 14 Hole Hamper.  

     

    Ladies AGM Sunday 13th at 5 pm.

     

    Sympathy

    The members offer deepest sympathy to Maura Flannery and her family on the death of her mother Evelyn Kennedy in Banagher recently.

     

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    Membership Offer

    The club currently has a very inviting membership offer available. Play from now until January 2018 for the unbelievable price of €450 plus GUI/ILGU levy. Offer is available to new members or former members returning after a minimum absence of three years. Contact (057) 912 0082 for details.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: T. King, T. Kenny, M. Noonan, T. McCormack  (37.3); 2nd: C. McGarry, P. Walshe, D. Kealey, J. Kelly  (41.5).

    Loughnane Cup Final.  Ronan McNamara defeated Brandon Beale.

    Bridge.  1st Aileen Anderson/Cecelia Doorley.  2nd Ann McIntyre/Catherine Morris.

    Bonus number was 47. Winners were Hubert Rigney and Fiona Moylan.

     

    For your diary

    14 Hole Turkey/Ham ongoing. Categories.

    9 Hole Turkeys ongoing. Categories.

    Seniors on Thursday 17th at 9.45.

    Men’s AGM on Thursday 17th at 7.30.

    Club AGM on Sunday 27th at 5.30  Motions to be posted on or before 6pm on Sunday 20th Nov.

    Mass for deceased members on Thursday 24th at 9.30

     

    Ladies golf

    Results 9 Hole Turkey. 1st Bríd Guinan (32) 21pts; 2nd Aileen Watkins (22) 20pts; 3rd Vera Smyth (10) 18pts.

    Competitions  14 Hole Hamper sponsored by Cullinane's Butchers, Birr, ongoing. 9 Hole Turkey ongoing.

     

    Sympathy

    The members offer sincere sympathy to Tom Enright and his wife and family on the death of his sister Marie Poole in Portlaoise last week.

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    Club AGM

    The Annual General meeting of the club will take place on Sunday 27th November at 5.00pm

    Traditionally a large number of members attend to reports from the various executive members.  As there are  several motions on the agenda no doubt debates should be lively and interesting.

    So please come along and take part.

     

    Men’s AGM

    The men’s AGM took place on Thursday 17th  when a large attendance of members were given reports of the progress of the men’s section  for 2016.

    The Chairman Brendan O’Carroll thanked all for making his year so pleasant and enjoyable. He was especially grateful to the ladies who have the ethos of the club very much to heart. He noted that the course  and house staff  work tirelessly to make the club a welcoming place for members and visitors alike.

    He welcomed  incoming captain Tony McCormack, Vice Captain Paschal Troy and President Tom Rigney and wished them every success. He stated that Michael Ashe who served the club so well for many years was retiring from  a number of committees. He then presented Michael with memento in recognition of his many decades working for the club. All present were happy to note that someone who contributed so much has been recognised.

     

    Hon Secretary  Aiden Farrelly gave a detailed account of the year’s happenings.  He numbered the improvements on the course. These included the removal of poplars, work on the tees and new signage He congratulated Christy McGarry on winning the Captain’s prize and Pat Madden on capturing the President’s prize.  He noted that Birr won the Inter County trophy and the Monaghan trophy in Esker Hills.

    He felt that our club competitions should be run off much faster and that playing finals at this time of year was not on.

     

    It was decided that to be eligible to win the Captain’s or President’s prizes members must play in at least three club singles  during the year.

    Other matters decided were: No member will be selected to play in inter club competitions  unless he has paid his membership. This year Golfer of the Year will consist of ten competitions.

    Aiden thanked the outgoing committee, especially Brendan, Tony and John  for all their dedication and hard work.

     

    Hon. Treasurer Liam Delaney reported on the income and expenditure account.

    He was pleased with the returns

    The meeting concluded with encouraging words from our incoming officers Tony,Paschal and Tom. 

     

     

    Results

    14h Turkey and ham.  Cat. 1 Albert Kelly 34 pts.   Cat 2. Donal Hassett 31 pts.   Cat. 3 Paddy Byrne 31 pts.  

    Club Championship. Padraig Moylan defeated John Dwyer. 

    Golfer of the Year: Congratulations to Padraig Moylan 

    Bonus no. was 40. Winner  was Patricia Kennedy.

    Bridge. 1st  Tess Liffey/Mary O’Gorman.  2nd Yvonne Boland/Phyllis Dooley

     

    For your diary

    14h Turkey/Ham ongoing. Play old course.

    Mass for deceased members on Thurs. 24th November at 9.30am Followed by golf.

    Club AGM on Sunday 27th at 5.00pm Please attend.

    Bridge at 10 am on Tuesday 22nd

     

    Ladies golf

    Ladies AGM 

    A large attendance was recorded at the Ladies' Club AGM on Sunday November 13th last. Secretary Mary Mc Gee gave a detailed summary of the golfing affairs of the Ladies Club in 2016 and this was followed by comprehensive reports on the Club’s Finances, Junior Golf, Competitions and Handicaps .
    The committee for 2017 was elected and Lady Captain Margaret handed over her mantle to incoming Lady Captain Theresa Fealy. Outgoing Lady Captain Margaret thanked all who helped and supported her throughout the year and all who work to maintain our club’s high standards. Lady President Agnes Doolan also expressed her gratitude to all and welcomed new Lady President Aileen Watkins. Lady Captain Theresa and Lady President Aileen were both wished the best in their respective roles in 2017.
    Gemma Butler was congratulated on her success as Captain of the Irish Girls Team who made history by winning The Home Internationals in August this year. She was also wished well in her new role as Director of Junior Golf on the Board of the ILGU.

    Several presentations were made on the night. This year’s Golfer of the Year was Sheila Brennan and she was also the recipient of the Silver Medal and the Silver Spoon.
    The Bronze Medal was presented to Jo Conniffe.
    Vera Smyth was the winner of the Birdie Competition.

    The Ring Competition winners were Gemma Butler (category 0-18) and Mary Sullivan( category 19-28).

    Ongoing Competitions 

    14 Hole Hamper sponsored by Cullinane's Butchers, Birr.

    9 Hole Turkey.

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    AGM

    The AGM of Birr Golf Club was held on Sunday 23 Nov. at 5 pm. A very large attendance heard a comprehensive report on the activIies of the club over the  past year. Outgoing Chairman Brendan O'Carroll thanked all for attending and was glad to note that our members always have the progress of the club at heart. During the year we faced many challenges but fortunately we were able to add several improvements to the course. Tees were upgraded, trees removed, new machinery acquired and signage installed. He thanked all the course and house staff and was especially grateful to all the voluntary workers who contributed so much. He thanked Hon Sec. Bernadette McTague and Hon.Treas. Joe Slevin for all their hard work over the years. He said that both were retiring this year and he wished them well for the future.

     

    In her Hon. Sec.'s report Bernadette gave a rundown on the activities of the club and noted that we took part in all the inter club competitions, winning the Offaly Championship and the Joe Monaghan trophy in Esker Hills. The Monday Evening Scramble  was still very successful and Tuesday morning Bridge has become very popular.

    She was glad to see that a development  committee has been active and no doubt we will see progress in the year ahead. 

    She thanked all who helped her over her term as Hon.Sec. and wished the incoming Management Committee every success.

     

    Hon. Treas. Joe Slevin  gave his usual detailed report on the accounts of the club. He stated that we had a successful year despite many challenges.  We had a number of long term subs and a very productive club classic. Some new machinery was bought but other pieces will have to be replaced at substantial cost. In general the attendance was happy with the accounts and thanked Joe for his presentation.

     

    Motions

    There were three motions on the agenda. The first dealt with honorary membership and was passed.

    The second dealt with changes and improvements to the course and was also passed.

    The third proposal was for a new category of social membership with single social membership costing €360 (excluding GUI/ILGU levy) and husband and wife social membership costing €660 euro (excluding  GUI/ILGU levy). This too was passed.

    Social members will be subject to a number of conditions. All details are available from Joan in the office. (057 91 20082).

     

    New Management Committee

    Chairman Cormac Moylan, Captains Sean Moylan and Theresa Fealy. Presidents Tom Rigney and Aileen Watkins. Vice Captains Mary Bolger and Paschal Troy. Hon. Sec. Mary Bolger. Hon Treas. Aidan Farrelly with Matt Feenane, Bernard Kennedy, Vincent Liffey, Caroline McCarthy and Joe Slevin.  

     

    Results

    Golfer of the Year was Christy McGarry. Congratulations Christy.

    Bridge. 1st Roma Gilmartin/Lena Guinan; 2nd  Henry Haverty/Paddy Deegan.

     

    For your diary

    14 Hole Turkey/Ham ongoing.

    9 Hole Turkey ongoing.

    Seniors on Thurs.1 December 9.45. Annual Dinner Thurs. 8 Dec.

    Santa Claus in Club on  Fri.16 Dec. at 6 00.  

     

    Ladies golf

     9 Hole Turkey. 1st Carina Gleeson (20) 19pts; 2nd Caroline McCarthy (17) 18pts; 3rd Patsy Burke (27) 16pts.

    14 Hole Hamper sponsored by Cullinane's Butchers, Birr. 1st Carina Gleeson (20) 34pts; 2nd Brid Guinan (32) 32pts; 3rd Eileen Delaney (31) 28pts.

     

    Sympathy

    The members express deepest sympathy to Mary Ryan and her family on the death of her mother Annie in Stonestown, Cloghan at the weekend.

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    Christmas vouchers

    Members will be glad to  note that Christmas gift vouchers are now available for their friends and no doubt the vouchers will make very acceptable gifts for our new social members. Single Social Membership will cost €360, with Husband and Wife Social Membership costing €660. GUI/IlGU levies are separate. All details are available from Joan in the office. Phone is 057 912 0082.

     

    Results

    14 Hole Turkey/Ham. Cat. 1 Pat Nolan 30 pts. Cat 2. Tommy Hogan 32 pts. Cat. 3 Dan Kealy  34 pts.

    9 Hole Turkey.  Cat. 1 Albert Kelly 20 pts. Cat. 2  Joe daly 22 pts. Cat. 3 John Fleury 21 pts.

     

    Bridge.  1st Tom/Mary McGee. 2nd Henry Haverty/Paddy Deegan.

    Lotto Bonus number was 41. Winner was  Lady Captain Theresa Fealy.

     

    For your diary

    14 Hole Turkey/Ham  Categories 1,2 and 3

    9 Hole Turkey. Categories 1,2 and 3

    Seniors on Thursday 8th at 9.45.  Dinner at 7pm. Caterer Martin Kearns. Music by Richie Burke and Pat Conlon.

     

    Santa in Club on Friday 16 Dec. at 6pm. All welcome.

     

    Ladies golf

    Ongoing 9 Hole Turkey.

    Ongoing 14 Hole Hamper sponsored by Hanlon’s Butchers, Birr.

    9 Hole Turkey next Sat. 10th and Party Sunday 11th. Use brs . 

    Ladies Christmas Party Sunday 11th at 4.00 pm .

     

    Santy is coming 16th Dec at 6pm. All are welcome.

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    Christmas Vouchers

    Members will be glad to  note that Christmas gift vouchers are now available for their friends and no doubt the vouchers will make very acceptable gifts for our new social members. Single Social Membership will cost €360, with Husband and Wife Social Membership costing €660. GUI/IlGU levies are separate. All details are available from Joan in the office. Phone is 057 912 0082.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: J. Kelly, T. Duffy, E. Martin  (69 pts); 2nd: S. Moylan, K. McDowell, M. Ashe  (67 pts).

    Lotto. Bonus number 43 was won by Captain Theresa Fealy and Sean Bergin.

    Bridge.  1st Henry Haverty/ Paddy Deegan.  2nd Joanne Loughnane/Frank Doorley.

     

    For your diary

    14 Hole Turkey/Ham ongoing. Final round on Sunday 18th.

    9 Hole Turkey ongoing. Final round on Sunday 18th.

    Santa Claus on Friday 16th  at 6pm.  All welcome.

    Bridge on Tuesday 20th at 10 am.

     

    Seniors’ Outing

    The Thursday Seniors held their morning golf and evening dinner on Thursday 15th. Martin Kearns and his excellent staff  provided the splendid fare while the entertainment provided by Richie Burke and Pat Conlon, as always, kept the show moving along briskly. Our resident Master of Ceremonies Michael Liffey encouraged all to get on the floor and did not tolerate any laggards. The usual contributors came up trumps as always with a number of new artists joining in this year. A very enjoyable night was had by all.

     

    Ladies golf

    Winners of 4th Turkey Competition. 1st Pauline Needham (21) 22 pts. 2nd Jo Cunniffe (22) 21 pts . 3rd Maura Flannery (19)  21 pts.

    Winners 14 Hole Hamper sponsored by Hanlons Butchers. 1st Vera smyth.(10) 32 pts. 2nd Maura Flannery(19) 32pts. 3rd. Pauline Needham(21) 32 pts. 

    Christmas Party Turkey. 1st Evelyn Lynch (21) 20 pts. 2nd Pauline Needham (21) 19 pts. 3rd Kay Kelly (25) 19 pts.

     

    Upcoming Competitions.

    New 9 Hole Competition.

    New hamper sponsored by Boyd's Butchers, Birr.

    Santy is coming 16th Dec at 6pm. All are welcome.

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    Christmas Vouchers

    Members will be glad to  note that Christmas and New Year gift vouchers are now available for their friends and no doubt the vouchers will make very acceptable gifts for our new social members. Single Social Membership will cost 360 euro, with Husband and Wife Social Membership costing 660 euro. GUI/IlGU levies are separate. All details are available from Joan in the office. Phone is 057 912 0082.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: T. Duffy, J. Carroll, E. Nevin  (41.9); 2nd: P. Walshe, D. O’Sullivan, S. Dennigan  (43.3).

    9 Hole Turkey.   Cat. 1. Seamas Breen 21.  Cat. 2  Liam O’Brien 23.  Cat 3. Thady Clancy 21.

    14 Hole Turkey/Ham.  Cat. 1 Seamas Breen 33 pts.  Cat. 2.  Martin Young 36 pts.  Cat. 3.  Jim Hamill 33 pts.

    Bridge.  1st Roma Gilmartin/Lena Guinan.  2nd Ann McIntyre/Theresa Fealy.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 22nd  at 9.45.

    14 Hole Turkey ongoing into New Year.

    Collection of Turkeys and Hams on Friday morning at 11 am. Please come on time to collect your prizes.

     

    Ladies golf

    9 Hole Turkey ongoing.

    14 Hole Hamper sponsored by Boyd's Butchers, Birr ongoing.

    Winter League has commenced from Saturday December 17th to Thursday 29th January 2017. 

     

    Happy Christmas

    Captains Sean and Theresa together with our members wish all a very happy Christmas and look forward to enjoyable and successful golf in 2017.

     

    Sympathy

    The members offer deepest sympathy to John Cunniffe and his family on the death of his father Paddy in Clonfert at the weekend.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 27 Dec 2016

    New Year Vouchers

    Members will be glad to  note that New Year gift vouchers are now available for their friends and no doubt the vouchers will make very acceptable gifts for our new social members. Single Social Membership will cost €360, with Husband and Wife Social Membership costing €660. GUI/ILGU levies are separate. All details are available from Joan in the office. Phone is 057 912 0082.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: J. Carroll, L. McCabe, T. McTague, M. Ashe  (41.8); 2nd: T. Duffy, J. Plunkett, H. Healy, E. Dooley  (43.8).

     

    For your diary

    14 Hole Turkey ongoing.

    Seniors. Thursday 29 Dec. at 9.45 am.

    Bridge. Tuesday 3 Jan. at 10 am.

     

    Ladies Golf

    9 Hole ongoing .

    14 Hole Hamper ongoing.

    Winter League in full swing.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 03 Jan 2017

    New Year Vouchers

    Members will be glad to  note that New Year gift vouchers are now available for their friends and no doubt the vouchers will make very acceptable gifts for our new social members. Single Social Membership will cost €360, with Husband and Wife Social Membership costing €660. GUI/ILGU levies are separate. All details are available from Joan in the office. Phone is 057 912 0082.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: T. Wright, D. O’Sullivan, J. Carroll (41.3); 2nd: S. Bergin, C. Loughnane, T. McTague (42).

     

    Christmas Scramble

    1st Albert  Kelly, K.P. Kelly, Eoin Kelly and G. Croswell.  2nd Ollie Nugent, Bernie Nugent and Therese Kennedy.  3rd Pres. Tom Rigney, Captains Sean Moylan and Theresa Fealy. 4th Thomas Moylan, Sorcha Moylan and  John Moylan.

     

    Lotto Bonus

    1st Week no. 38 won by Maura Bennett,  2nd week no. 5 won by Colman Loughnane

     

    For your diary

    14 Hole Stableford ongoing.

    Seniors on Thursday 5 Jan. at 9:45 am.

    Bridge on Tuesday at 10 am.

     

    Ladies golf

    9 Hole ongoing.

    14 Hole Hamper sponsored by Boyds Butchers, Birr, ongoing.

    Winter League in full swing.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 10 Jan 2017

    New Social Membership

    Members will be glad to  note that New Year gift vouchers are now available for their friends and no doubt the vouchers will make very acceptable gifts for our new social members. Single Social Membership will cost €360, with Husband and Wife Social Membership costing €660. GUI/ILGU levies are separate. All details are available from Joan in the office. Phone is 057 912 0082.

     

    The organising committee is extremely pleased with the very satisfactory response to the Social Membership offer. Many new and former members have joined. It is also  good to see that our  booking on line system is working well and proving very popular with members. The Sunday morning  timesheet is proof of this.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: T. Wright, B. Bennett, S. Ryan (44); 2nd: L. Delaney, L. Hogan, T. Duffy (45).

    Bridge.  1st Joanne Loughnane/Frank Doorley.  2nd Ann McIntyre/Theresa Fealy

     

    For your diary

    14h Stableford ongoing

    Bridge on Tuesday 17th at 10.00

    Spring League starts on Sunday 22 January and runs until the final on Sunday 12 March.

     

    Spring League

    This year’s competition will run for 6 weeks beginning on Sunday 22 January to Saturday 4 March.  A team may be made up of any four male members, no substitutes allowed. A member may play on one team only.  Check notice board for conditions of play. Please read the local rules as this year’s league is run under a different format.

     

    Sympathy

    The members offer deepest sympathy  to Ger Claffey and his family on the death of his brother Barney  in Birr last week

     

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    New Social Membership

    Members will be glad to  note that New Year gift vouchers are now available for their friends and no doubt the vouchers will make very acceptable gifts for our new social members. Single Social Membership will cost €360, with Husband and Wife Social Membership costing €660. GUI/ILGU levies are separate. All details are available from Joan in the office. Phone is 057 912 0082. 

    The organising committee is extremely pleased with the very satisfactory response to the Social Membership offer. Many new and former members have joined. It is also  good to see that our  booking on line system is working well and proving very popular with members. The Sunday morning  timesheet is proof of this.

     

    Results

    Bridge. 1st  Theresa Fealy/Frank Doorley. 2nd Aileen Anderson/Cecelia Doorley

    Bonus 1st Week Mary McGee no. 38.   2nd Week was Brian Guinan no. 7.

     

    For your diary

    14h Stableford until Saturday 21st.  Spring League starts on Sunday 22nd. See all the details in the locker room.

    Seniors on Thursday 19th at 9.45.

     

    Spring League

    This year’s competition will run for 6 weeks beginning on Sunday 22 January to Saturday 4 March.  A team may be made up of any four male members, no substitutes allowed. A member may play on one team only.  Check notice board for conditions of play. Please read the local rules as this year’s league is run under a different format. Sponsor is Michael Horan of the Golf Shop and Driving Range.  

     

    Ladies golf

    The Winter League is progressing well and ladies are reminded that their first three rounds must be played by Sunday 29th January. 

    9 Hole and 14 Hole hamper are ongoing. 

     

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    New Social Membership

    The new Single Social Membership will cost €360, with Husband and Wife Social Membership costing €660. GUI/ILGU levies are separate. All details are available from Joan in the office. Phone is 057 912 0082.

     

    The organising committee is extremely pleased with the very satisfactory response to the Social Membership offer and many new and former members have joined. It is good to see that our Booking Online System is also working well and the Sunday morning timesheet is proof that it is popular with members.

     

    Results

    14h Stableford..  1st Liam O’Brien 34 pts.  2nd Alan Hennessy 32 pts. 3rd Joe Daly 32 pts. 

    Seniors.  1st: T. Rosney, E. Gormley, E. Martin (41.7); 2nd: D. O’Sullivan, P. Nugent, B. Guinan, F. Kenny (44). 

    Bridge.  1st Theresa Fealy/Ann McIntyre.  2nd Paddy Deegan/Henry Haverty 

    Lotto Bonus no. 45.  Winner: Denise O’Hare.

     

    For your diary

    Spring League. Ongoing. Sponsored by Michael Horan’s Golf Shop. Over 30 teams have entered  this year’s  league.  No doubt it will prove quite competitive.

    Seniors on Thursday 26th at 9.45.

     

    Ladies golf

    9 Hole is ongoing along with 14 Holes Hamper sponsored by Paul Boyd Butchers.

    The Winter League continues with the first three rounds to be completed by 29th January. 

    Remember the new Social Membership is available for ladies also, so you have a great opportunity to get a friend or two to join the club and enjoy the wonderful course we have in Birr.

     

     

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    New Social Membership

    The new Single Social Membership will cost €360, with Husband and Wife Social Membership costing €660. GUI/ILGU levies are separate. All details are available from Joan in the office. Phone is 057 912 0082. 

    The organising committee is extremely pleased with the very satisfactory response to the Social Membership offer and many new and former members have joined. It is good to see that our Booking Online System is also working well and the Sunday morning timesheet is proof that it is popular with members. 

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: K. McDowell, T. King, P. Doyle (44.2); 2nd: L. Hogan, L. Delaney, T. Wright  (46.3).

    Bridge

    1st Tom /Mary McGee  2nd Henry

    Haverty/Michael Ashe 

    Bonus number was 7. Won by Evelyn Lynch. 

    Congratulations to Billy Delaney on getting a hole in one at the 3rd.

     

    For your diary

    Spring League Ongoing Sponsored by Michael Horan’s Golf Shop. Please check timesheet.

    Seniors on Thursday 2nd Feb. at 9.45.

    Bridge Classic on Sunday 5 Feb. at 3.30

    Captain’s and President’s Drive in Sunday Feb,19th at 12 noon

     

    Ladies golf

    The 9 Hole and 14 Hole competitions are still running. 

    The next 3 rounds are up and running in The Winter League. Best of luck to all the teams.

    Well done to all the volunteers who are doing great work on our course. Remember all help welcome. 

    The ladies are running their annual Bridge Drive on Sunday next 5th February in the clubhouse at 3.30pm. So spread the word to all Bridge players. 

    The Captains / Presidents Drive-In will take place on Sun.19th Feb . Four Ball Scramble shotgun start at 12 noon. Entries will be taken at bar up until 11.15.

    Birr Golf Club are holding an OPEN DAY for JUNIOR GOLFERS  on Sun. 12th  Feb. from 2 pm until 4.30 pm. Members who have young children or grandchildren interested in golf are all very

    welcome to come along. Free fun day guaranteed .

     

    Sympathy

    The members offer deepest sympathy to John Maher and his family on the death of his father Michael in Carrig last week.  Also to Peadar Nugent and his family on the death of his sister Maureen Ramgoolam in London last week

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 07 Feb 2017

    New Social Membership

    The new Single Social Membership will cost €360, with Husband and Wife Social Membership costing €660. GUI/ILGU levies are separate. All details are available from Joan in the office. Phone is 057 912 0082.

    The organising committee is extremely pleased with the very satisfactory response to the Social Membership offer and many new and former members have joined. It is good to see that our Booking Online System is also working well and the Sunday morning timesheet is proof that it is popular with members.

     

    Results

    Bridge. 1st Henry Haverty/ Paddy Deegan.  2nd Roma Gilmartin/Lena Guinan.

    Lotto Bonus no 35  won By Christy McGarry

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 9 Feb. at 9.45.

    Spring League sponsored by Michael Horan’s Sport’s Shop and Driving Range. Ongoing.

    Please note that with effect from 6th Feb. until further notice  holes 1 to 4, 7 to 9 and 11 to 17 will be in play for the Spring League.

    The Captain’s and President’s  Drive In will take place on Sunday 19 Feb at 12 noon.

    The Master’s Competition sheets will be available this week.

     

    Ladies golf

    9 Hole results. 1st  Patricia Rowland 20pts; 2nd Mary Sullivan 17pts after penalties; 3rd Aileen Watkins 17pts after penalties.

    New 9 Holes have commenced 

    14 Hole hamper sponsored by Boyds Butchers is ongoing. 

    Winter League continues with the second three rounds to be played before 26th February.

    Many thanks to all who supported the Annual Bridge Drive on Sunday last in the Glenns clubhouse and to the ladies committee for the lovely catering on the day. 

    The Captains / Presidents Drive In will take place on Sun.19th  Feb. Fourball Scramble shotgun starts at 12 noon. Entries will be taken at bar up until 11.15.

    Birr Golf Club are holding an Open Day for Junior Golfers  on Sun. 12th Feb. from 2 pm until 4.30 pm. Members who have young children or grandchildren interested in golf are all very welcome to come along. Free fun day guaranteed.

    The lady members would like to congratulate fellow member Gemma Butler who has being appointed onto the board of the ILGU as Junior Director. Every success in your new role Gemma.

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    Social Membership

    Birr Golf Club has made a new membership category available, so you can now play golf for 360 euro per annum plus GUI/ILGU fees. Direct debit and finance options are available through Birr Credit Union subject to the usual conditions. For further information ring (057) 912 0082 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    ​Results

    Seniors. 1st: B.Donlon, L.Delaney, B.McGurk  (39.9)​; 2nd: E.Martin, P.Bennett, J.Carroll, T.Wright  (40.9)

     

    The Spring League sponsored by Michael Horan's Golf Shop and Driving Range is up and running very well with thirty teams taking part. Leading the field after the first round are The Muppets and The Amigoes, both with 119 points​, closely followed by the President's Men and the 4th Platoon on 118 pts. The Rynagh's Boys are in good form with 115 points. The weather has been very kind and favourable which means all have opportunities to play and enjoy the competition.

     

    Bridge. 

    ​1​st Roma Gilmartin/Lena Guinan.  2nd Paddy Deegan/Henry Haverty.

    Lotto bonus no. was 37 won by Laura Nugent.

     

    For your diary

    Spring League Ongoing. See results of 1st round in Locker Room.

    Seniors on Thursday 16th  at 9.45.

    The Masters' odds sheet is in the Club. No doubt good value will be on offer.

     

    Captains and President's Drive-in on Sunday 19th at 12 noon. Entries taken in Club from 10.30. All welcome especially our many new members

     

    The Course

    The poplar removal programme is progressing well  and most of the trees should be removed within the next week or so. Note that the 10th is closed for the present.

    The new drain on the left of the 3rd is almost completed. The Management is very grateful for all the help.

     

    Ladies Golf

    We wish Lady Captain Theresa and Lady President Aileen along with Mr Captain Sean and Mr President Tom the very best of luck in the drive-in on Sunday next and invite all members old and especially new to the Mixed Scramble.   Please note that the Winter League holes are now 1-4, then 7-9 and 11-12 while tree felling is in operation. We thank all for their help and patience while all this great work is taking place on the course. Rounds 4-6 to be played by February 26th.  Winner of our hamper sponsored by Paul Boyd Butchers is Patricia Rowland (11) with 32 pts. 2nd was Rita Delaney (17) 28 pts and 3rd Amy Spain (11) 28 pts . 

    We would like to extend a warm welcome to both our new and previous lady members and look forward to meeting you all in the Glenns. We hope to have an introductory evening for all our new members in the clubhouse very soon and we look forward to meeting you all. 

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    Social membership

    Birr Golf Club has made a new membership category available, so you can now play golf for 360 euro per annum plus GUI/ILGU fees. Direct debit and finance options are available through Birr Credit Union subject to the usual conditions.  The Management is very pleased with the response to our new  membership programme. Certainly it was encouraging to see so many new members taking part in the Drive In on Sunday. For further information ring (057) 912 0082 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: E. Doorley, T. King, J. Kelly (73 pts); 2nd:B .Donlon, P. Byrne, E. McDonagh  (71 pts).

    Bridge.  1st Tom McGee/Henry Haverty.  2nd Roma Gilmartin/Lena Guinan.

    Lotto bonus no. was 24 won by Brendan Hogan.

     

    For your diary

    Spring League Sponsored by Michael Horan’s Golf Shop and Driving Range ongoing. Holes 1 to 4 and 7 to 16 in play.

    Seniors  on Thursday 23rd at 9.45.

    Bridge on Tuesday 28 at 10 am.

     

    Important  dates for 2017 

    Spring League Final on Sunday 12 March.  Spring Cup on Sunday 3 April. Junior and Senior Scratch Cups on Sunday 14 May.  Club Classic on Sun./Sat. 27/28 May.  Mr. President Tom Rigney’s Play Off  Final on Saturday 17 June. Mr. Captain Sean Moylan’s Prize Final Round on Sunday 20 August.

    The Master’s Golf  Sheet is in the Club. Place your bets for the big occasion.

    Next week we shall have full details on Fantasy Cheltenham 2017. Keep an eye on the Mullins,  Elliot and perhaps de Bromhead’s entries.

     

    Ladies golf 

    Congratulations to our captains Theresa and Sean and our presidents Aileen and Tom on a wonderful day on Sunday for their Drive In. It was really great to see such a large turnout of approximately 100 playing members, old and especially new, gather in the yard to welcome the green and red clad Birr ladies and the blue and gold Banagher men arrive in buggies decorated in flags and balloons. But there was no rivalry between them as they posed for photos sipping champagne with family members and their many friends in Birr Golf Club. 

    The players enjoyed a very successful Team of 4 Scramble over 14 holes and then they all gathered in the clubhouse where the ladies committee provided lovely sandwiches for the hungry players.

    Many thanks to all who helped to make the day such a success and the ladies look forward to a great golfing year in 2017.

    The Winter League continues with rounds 4-6 to be played by 26 February. The 9 Hole competition is ongoing.

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    Social membership

    Birr Golf Club has made a new membership category available, so you can now play golf for 360 euro per annum plus GUI/ILGU fees. Direct debit and finance options are available through Birr Credit Union subject to the usual conditions.  The Management is very pleased with the response to our new  membership programme. For further information ring (057) 912 0082 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    Results

    Bridge.  Ist  Joanne Loughnane/Frank Doorley  2nd Olive Kenny/Phyllis Dooley.

    Lotto bonus number was  20 Won by John Connell.

     

    For your diary

    Spring  League sponsored by Michael Horan’s Golf Shop and Driving Range. Ongoing. The 6th round to be played on or before next Saturday 4 March.

    The semi-finals will take place on Sunday 5 March with the final on Sunday 12 March.  Among the leaders at the moment are: The Outdoor Rascals, The Macs, The Muppets and The Rynaghs. There is still plenty to play for with time galore on our side.

    Seniors on Thursday 2 March at 9.45.

     

    US Masters Sweep - in club lounge. Join the race for the First Major 2017.

     

    Ladies golf

    The final of the Ladies Winter League will take place on Saturday next 4 March with the top 3 teams qualifying. There will also be a 9 Hole competition on Saturday for those who are not in the final. The Winter League is very kindly sponsored by Buckleys Supervalu Birr. 

    There is a 9 Hole competition ongoing.

     

     

     

     

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    For your diary

    14 Hole Stableford ongoing until Sunday 19th.

    Final of Spring League on Sunday 19th at 11 am. Sponsor is Michael Horan.

    Seniors on Thursday 16th at 9.45 am.

    Bridge on Tuesday 21st at 10 am.

     

    Augusta  Masters fast approaches. You have just a few weeks left to place your bets and lead in the green jacketed  one. The betting sheet is in the lounge so come along with your selection.

     

    Results

    The semi-finals of the Michael Horan sponsored Spring League were played under perfect conditions on Sunday. The semi-finalists were: The Hangman Plus 3 (Seamas Breen, Liam O’Brien, Eddie Nevin and Alan Naylor)  who defeated The Outdoor  Rascals (Jerome Molloy, Declan Hennessy, Sean Bergin and Dan Kealy). The other semi-finalists were: The Amigoes (Brendan Hogan, Tom Hogan, Martin Young and Matt Feenane)  who defeated The Post Publicans (Miley Nolan, Ollie Nolan, Brendan Kennedy and Brian Guilfoyle) in a very exciting and tight match on the 20th hole,

    The final between The Hangman Plus 3 and The Amigoes will take place next Sunday the 19th at 11am.

    Seniors. 1st Tim Kenny, Paul Bennett, Tony Rosney and Tom King 79 pts. 2nd Eamonn McDonagh, Paddy Byrne, Cam Finnerty and Jerome Molloy 75 pts.

    Lotto bonus no. 1 was won by Patrick Nolan.

    Bridge: 1st Roma Gilmartin/Lena Guinan  2nd Tess Liffey/Mary O’Gorman.

     

    Ladies golf

    The Winter League kindly sponsored by Buckleys Supervalu was played on Saturday last in glorious sunshine with Denise O'Hare’s team emerging as winners consisting of Brid Guinan, Maura Flannery, Annette Kenny and Emer Hanniffy.

    Mary Lonergan's team was second and Patricia Rowland's team third. Well done to all . 

    On Wednesday 15 March and Saturday 18 March there  is a 16 Hole competition sponsored by Laurenzo Hair Design . 

    9 Hole Competition is ongoing .

    Please enter your name on the sheet in the locker room for the Club Matchplay which is always a very popular and interesting competition. 

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    Results

    The final of the Spring League sponsored by Michael Horan’s Sports Shop and Driving Range concluded on Sunday when the Hangman+3 had a comfortable win over The Amigoes by 3/1. The winners were: Seamas Breen, Liam O’Brien, Eddie Nevin and Alan Naylor. Runners up were : Brendan Hogan. Martin Young, Tom Hogan and Matt Feenane.

    At the presentation of prizes that evening Captain Sean Moylan congratulated the winners and noted that despite a few weather hitches the competition was run very successfully and the organisers were to be congratulated and thanked.  He was especially grateful to Michael Horan who as always was very generous with his sponsorship. He was delighted to see that the golfing season had got off to a brilliant start.

     

    14 Hole: 1st Willie Dolan 30 pts. 2nd John Dwyer 29 pts. 3rd Seamas Guinan 28 pts.

    Lotto bonus no. was 46.  Won by Bernard Kennedy.

    Seniors. 1st. C. McGarry, J. Molloy, C. Finnerty, S. Guinan 48.1; 2nd T. Kenny, D. O’Sullivan & M. Ashe.

     

    Bridge results. Tie.  Catherine Morris/Peg Monaghan and Theresa Fealy/Mary Kearns.

     

    For your diary

    The Dooley and Bennett Cups this Sunday 26 March.

    Inter Club Matches on Sunday 26 March.

    Seniors on Thursday 23rd at 9.45.

    Bridge on Tuesday 28th at 10.00.

    Hollow coring this week, so course closed Mon. Tues. and Wed.

    Kenny Cup and Club Championship.

     

    Augusta Masters

    With the Masters just around the corner, our annual betting spree is in full swing. The sheets are in the lounge and a the club will benefit from your generosity.

     

    Inter Club Matches

    All are surprised when we see that the Inter Club Competitions come around so quickly. This weekend their start is announced and Birr take on Tullamore in the Barton Cup and in the Inter Club Fourball.

    The Barton Cup team under managers John Murphy and John Ryan are: Albert Kelly/Tom Hogan and Seamus Breen/Matt Feenane playing at home; playing away are: Pat Doyle/John Kelly; Pat Madden/Conor Hassett and Declan Gath/Martin Young.

     

    The Fourball panel under Manager Paschal Troy is: Brendan Carroll, John Fleury, Alan Naylor, Ollie Nugent, Brendan Kennedy, Thady Clancy, Brendan Hogan, Sean Bergin, Brian Guilfoyle and Tom Wright.

    Best of luck to both teams and let’s hope the season will start with a bang.

     

    Ladies Golf

    The winners of 16 Hole competition sponsored by Laurenzo are: 1st Marie Corcoran 32 pts (12 back  6); 2nd Kay Kelly 32 pts (9 back 6); 3rd Mary Sullivan 30 pts.

    Winners 9 Hole competition: 1st Mary Lonergan 20 pts, 2nd Eileen Delaney 19 pts, 3rd Siobhan Tynan 18 pts.

    New 9 Hole competition commencing Thurs. 23 March when hollow coring is done.

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    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday at 9.45 am.

    Open weekend on 29/30 April and 1 May.

    Open Tuesday 2 May. 18 Hole Stableford. All welcome.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st:  D. Hanniffy, S. Ryan, T. Clancy, J. Kelly  (51.9); 2nd: P. McNamara, C. Finnerty, P. Walshe  (52.2).

     

    Hackett Cup qualifiers: Willie Dolan v Fergus Garland,  Billy Donlon v Conor Hassett,  Liam O’Brien v Liam Cashin,  Pat Madden v Thomas Flaherty, Brendan Hogan v Mark Reynolds, Gavin Young v John Troy, Captain Sean Moylan v Albert Kelly and Jeremy Plunkett v John Dwyer.

     

    Open Tuesday. 1st David Mullins (9) 41 pts. 2nd Captain Sean Moylan (10) 38 pts. Congratulations to David on getting a hole in one at the 2nd.

     

    Ladies golf

    Winners of 18 Hole sponsored by the Golf Shop: 1st Maura Flannery 36 pts; 2nd Vera Smyth 35 pts; 3rd Theresa Fealy 35 pts.

    18 Hole Competition sponsored by Margaret Feehan: 9 Hole Stroke ongoing also Australian Spoons and Matchplay.

    Members Prize GOY Stroke Sun. 7th May. Please enter your name in the locker room on or before Thur. 4th May.

     

    Best wishes to our  Intermediate Cup team who are playing on Wed. next 26th  April in Rathdowney under manager Agnes Doolan, also our Junior Foursomes who take on Rathdowney on Sun. 30th April  in Roscrea under manager Anne Frawley.

     

    All the members send a hearty céad míle fáilte to our new caterers Alan and Nazeem and wish them well in 'The Duck On The Green ' restaurant. Excellent lunches will be served on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Please come along and enjoy top of the range cuisine.

     

    Congrats to Annabel Wilson from Lurgan Golf Club who won the French Under 21's Girls Championship in Paris on Monday. Huge congratulations to her team manager Gemma Butler.

     

    Glenn Eagles results

    1st Rita Delaney, June Carroll and Carmel Kelly 30 pts.  2nd Aileen Watkins, Margo Regan and Monica Kealy.  Nearest  the pin on the 8th  was  Captain Theresa Fealy.

     

     

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    Results

    Open Tuesday. 1st Liam Delaney (20) 36 pts. 2nd John Kelly (11) 36 pts.

    Open Weekend.  1st Willie Dolan  32 pts. 

    Seniors. 1st: Pat Bennett, T. Rosney, S. Bergin  (74 pts, 43 back nine)

    2nd: C. Finnerty, T. Nestor, P. Grealy  (74 pts, 42 back nine)

    3rd: S. Guinan, J. Carroll, P. Nugent  (73 pts)

    4th: J. Plunkett, H. Healy, D. Gallagher, M. Ashe  (72.7 pts)

    5th: E. McDonagh, P. Byrne, J. Molloy  (72 pts).

     

    Lotto Bonus number this week was 47  - won by Joe O’Brien.  Last week the lotto was won by Ger Claffey with no. 12.

    Congratulations to Ger Claffey on getting a hole in one at the 8th.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday at 9.45.

    Birr Community School 20th annual Classic on Friday 5 May. Contact Clare O’Sullivan (086 8448005) for time sheet.

    18 Hole Stableford on Sat./Sun. 6th/7th . Presentation of outstanding  prizes on Sunday at 7pm.

     

    Inter club.  Central Towns, Birr v Portumna at 1pm Sat. 6 May. Two home, 3 Away.  Birr players are: At  Home: Laurence McGarry and Michael McGarry. Away are: Pat Molloy, Brendan Hogan and Martin Young. Managers are Michael Ashe and Francie Horan. Best of luck to all.

     

    Inter Club. O’Moore Cup.  Birr v Nenagh on Sunday 7 May.  Four at home in Birr at 1pm. Five away at 2pm in Nenagh. Please note times.

    Scratch and Junior Cups 18 Hole Stroke on Sunday 14 May . Bookings on brs at www.birrgolfclub.ie

     

     

    Ladies golf

    Congrats to our Intermediate Team who beat Abbeyleix on Wednesday in Rathdowney under manager Agnes Doolin.

    18 Hole Singles Competition on Wed. 3rd May kindly sponsored by Bernadette Mc Tague .

     Match play and 9 Hole Stroke ongoing . Members Prize takes place on Sun 7 May. Draw will take place on Thurs 4 May at 3 pm. The results of the 18 Hole sponsored by Margaret Feehan were: 1st Marie Corcoran 40 pts, 2nd Mary Lonergan 39 pts, 3rd Caroline Mc Carthy 36 pts.  

    Australian Spoons results. 1st nett: V. Smith, P. Rowland 42 pts. 1st gross: G. Butler, M. O'Brien 29 pts. 

    Glenn Eagles. 1st Sheila Brennan, Rita Enright ,Majella Duffy and Margaret McDonagh 30.1 pts. 2nd Martina O’Brien, Doreen McKenna, Roma Gilmartin and Carmel Kelly. 32.5 pts. 

    Well done to the Junior Foursomes team under manager Anne Frawley who beat Rathdowney on Sunday in Roscrea.

     

    Duck on the Green Restaurant

    All the members wish Alan and Nazeem every success in their Duck on the Green restaurant in the Club. Lunches will be served on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Bookings for all occasions can be made by ringing 057 902 0082. Come along and enjoy their excellent cuisine.

     

    Sympathy

    The members offer deepest sympathy to Joe Slevin and his family on the death of his mother Mary in Kilcormac recently.

    Also to June Carroll and her family on the death of her brother Fintan Loughnane in Thurles last week

    Also to Carmel Kelly and her family on the death of her brother Patrick Barry in New Zealand recently

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    Results

    Seniors. 1st D. Hennessy, S. Guinan, Jerome Molloy (49.3); 2nd M. Chaloner, B. Delaney, T. Clancy, H. Healy (50.6).

    18h singles.  1st Billy Donlon (1) 38 pts. 2nd Billy Dolan (13) 37 pts. 3rd   Noel Lyons (16) 37 pts.

    Tuesday open 18h Stableford  1st Pat Nolan  38 pts.  2nd David Mullins 37 pts. 

    Community School Classic.  1st Pat Nolan, Liam Lowry, John Buckley and Matt Feighery 98 pts.  2nd Mary Bolger, Theresa Fealy, Bernie Coughlan and Caroline McCarthy 87 pts.  3rd John Dwyer,  Eddie Nevin, Mary O’Gorman and Willie Loughnane 87 pts. 4th Pat and Diarmuid Scully, Brian and Liam Guilfoyle 87 pts. 

    Lotto bonus no. was 2  Winner was Enda Mulhare.

    Congratulations to Liam Cashen on getting a hole in one at the 8th

    Inter Club.  Well done to the  O’Moore team on their 4/3 victory over Nenagh on Sunday. At home were: Tom King, Sean Bergin, Jeremy Plunkett and Des Mannion.  Away were: Brendan O’Carroll, Pat Scully and Liam Delaney. Managers were:Liam Delaney and Brian Guinan. 

    Best of luck to Managers Eddie Nevin and Alan Naylor and their Pierce Purcell team in Moate next Saturday.

     

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 11 May at 9.45.  Glenn Eagles at 12 .15.

    Pierce Purcell play offs in Moate on Saturday 13th

    Senior and Junior Scratch Cups on Sunday14th.  Check timesheet. Ring 057 9120082.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble  Monday 15th. 4pm. Continues every Munday.

    Annual Classic on Sat.27/Sun.28  May .  Sponsored by Butlers’ Haven Pharmacy, Birr.(Liam Butler) Team of 4 120 euro  Book on line at birrgolfclub.ie or call 057 9120082

    Birr Lions Club Classic in aid of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind on Friday 8 June.  Team of 4 120 euro. Contact: Fred Boulton at 087 2716105. 

     

     

    Ladies golf

    Results of the Members Prize GOY. 1st Amy Spain 70 (11); 2nd Caroline McCarthy 70 (17); 3rd Carina Gleeson 71 (21).

    Gross Emer Hanniffy 72 (10) 

    18 Hole sponsored by Liam Butler Pharmacy Sat. 13th/Sun./4th and Wed. 17th May. Presidents Mixed  continues every Monday starting at 4 pm . See you all there. 18Hhole sponsored by Mary Mc Gee on Wed. 10th May.  Summer Classic takes place on Friday 26th Saturday 27th Sunday 28th May.  Team of 4 at €120. This is the club's major fundraiser and we hope every member will make a big effort to support by asking friends and family members to get a team together. Great prizes to play for.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 16 May 2017

    Scratch Cups

    Both Senior and Junior Scratch Cups attracted a very large entry on Sunday. At the presentation that evening Vice-Captain Paschal Troy congratulated the senior winner Billy Donlon and Aaron Murtagh the junior winner. Paschal thanked in particular all who played and especially John Dwyer and his organisers. Billy in reply said he was thrilled to have won such a prestigious trophy. It was an honour and a pleasure to be numbered among such famous names as Padraig Harrington, Des Smith, Peter Lawrie, Richie Coughlan and so many others. He noted that 104 golfers coming from over 20 clubs played in the Scratch Cups.  It certainly was a very successful day.

     

    Results

    Scratch Cups. Senior. Cup. 1st Billy Donlon (Birr) 72.  2nd  Michael Horan(Birr) 73. 3rd Ronan Maher (Mullingar) 47.  Nett: Aaron Murtagh (Birr) 72 nett. Junior Cup: 1st  Conor Hassett (Birr)  76. 2nd Darragh O’Hare (Birr) 77, 3rd Michael  Corrigan (Nenagh) 77 Nett: Michael Lynch (Moate)  70 nett.

     

    Tuesday Open. 1st Conor Hassett (8) 41 pts. 2nd Dermot Flannery (18) 40 pts.

    Seniors. 1st T. Higgins, J. Carroll, D.Kealy 80 pts. 2nd P.Bennett, T.Kenny, K.Bell 77 pts.

     

    Lotto bonus no. 19. Winners were, Eddie Doorley  and Pat Madden.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 18th at 9.45 am.

    Inter Club. South Leinsters. Birr v Roscrea. 4 pm on Thursday 18th

    Play Offs for Barton Shield in Heritage on Saturday 20th.

    Lady President Aileen Watkins Prize to the Men on Sunday 21st.

    Presidents Mixed Scramble on Monday 22nd at 4 pm.

    Tuesday Open. 18h Stableford. All welcome.

     

    Inter Club

    Best of luck to  our South Leinsters  under Managers John Fleury and Frank Kenny versus Roscrea on Thursday. At Home are: Alan Naylor, Des Mannion and Brendan Hogan. Away are: Brendan Kennedy, Brendan Carroll, Ollie Nolan

     

    Also good luck to our Barton Shield team under Managers Seamie Breen and Declan Gath in their playoffs in the Hermitage on Saturday. The panel is: Billy Donlon, John Dwyer, Declan Gath, Michael Horan, Ger Gath and Padraig Moylan.

     

    Ladies golf

    Results

    Presidents Mixed Scramble 8 May: 1st Seamie Breen, Catherine Barry, Margo Regan 24.75; 2nd Brian Guinan, Patricia Guinan, Therese Kennedy 27.60.

    18 Hole sponsored by Mary McGee. 1st Kay Kelly 37 pts; 2nd Jo Conniffe 37 pts.

    Wednesday 17 May 18 Hole sponsored by Liam Butler.

    Please have your rounds of Matchplay Competition up-to-date. 

    Remember to enter your name before Thursday 18th for Mr President's Prize to the Ladies (GOY) on Sunday next 21 May. Form on the noticeboard in the locker room. 

    Congratulations to Billy Donlon and Conor Hassett on winning the Senior and Junior Sctatch Cups on Sunday last.

     

    Glenn Eagles

    4 May. 1st Bernie McTague, Majella Duffy & Carmel Kelly, 32.7. 2nd Eileen Delaney, Roma Gilmartin & Phil Flynn, 33.6.  Nearest pin at 8th was Patsy Burke.

    11 May. 1st Mary McGee, 19 pts; 2nd June Carroll, 18 pts.

     

    Annual Classic

     

    Annual Classic on Sat. 27/Sun. 28  May. Sponsored by Butlers’ Haven Pharmacy, Birr. (Liam Butler). Team of four: 120 euro  Timesheet in club lounge.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 23 May 2017

    Club Classic

    On Fri./Sat./Sun. of this weekend the club is holding its Annual Classic. This is the club’s main fundraising event of the year and is kindly sponsored by Liam Butler’s Haven Pharmacy, Birr. Teams of four cost 120 euro and full catering will be available each day. All members are encouraged to support the Classic and enter a team. Contact the club to enter. Tel. (057) 912 0082 and Joan or Francie will book your spot on the timesheet.

    Results

    Lady President’s Prize to the Men. 1st B. Kennedy (14) 41 pts. 2nd N. Lyons (16) 39 pts  Gross: J. Dwyer (3) 31.  3rd. A. Kelly (16) 39 pts. 
    Tuesday Open. 1st J. Sabir 40 pts. 2nd P. Nolan 39 pts.
    Seniors. 1st:  C. McGarry, H. Healy, H, Rigney, T. Clancy  (50.4); 2nd: S. Moylan, P. Grealy, T. Nestor, P .Kealy  (51.3).

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 25 May at 9.45 am.
    Golf Club Classic sponsored by Liam Butler’s Haven Pharmacy, Birr  on Fri./Sat./Sun. 26/27/28 May. Time sheet in lounge.
    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble on Mon. 29th at 4 pm.
    Lions Centenary Classic in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind on Friday 9 June. Contact President Fred Boulton  at 087 271 6105 for time sheet.

     

    Inter Club

    Congratulations to our South Leinster team under managers John Fleury and Frank Kenny on their 4/3 victory over Roscrea. Playing at home were: Brendan Hogan, Des Mannion and Alan Naylor. Away were: Jeremy Plunkett, Brendan Carroll, Ollie Nolan and Brendan Kennedy.

     

    Ladies golf

    Results of 18 Hole sponsored by Liam Butler Haven Pharmacy: 1st Caroline McCarthy 16, 40 pts; 2nd Pauline Needham 21, 39 pts; 3rd Ann Frawley 11, 36 pts.
    Mr President Prize to Ladies: 1st Georgina Chambers 23, 74; 2nd Theresa Fealy 21, 75; 3rd Siobhan Tynan 18, 75. Gross: Vera Smith 9, 84.
    Wednesday 24th Alan Walkin, Duck on the Green 18 Hole Stapleford.

    Please get a team together for the Club Classic next weekend on Friday Saturday and Sunday.  This is the club's major fund raiser and we need everyone to help out and take part. Great prizes on offer. Team of 4 costs €120. Full catering provided over the weekend.
    Presidents Mixed Scramble Results 15 May: 1st Pat Doyle, Margo Regan, Tony  McCormack 28.5; 2nd Brendan Brophy, Therese Kennedy, Mary McGee 29.4.

    Ladies have you ever thought about taking up golf ? Well, now is your chance. There will be a free introduction day on Thurs. June 8th at Birr Golf Shop, so please come along and see for yourself how the game is played. No clubs required. Just bring yourself  from 6 pm until 9 pm . To book your place please phone 057 912 1606 or just turn up on the night .All beginners welcome .

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 30 May 2017

    Results

    Seniors. 1st:  T. Duffy, T. Guilfoyle, M. Ashe  (79 pts); 2nd: J. Kelly, C. Loughnane, Pat Bennett  (75 pts).

    Tuesday Open. 1st Ger Gath (3) 40 pts. 2nd Michael Lyons (8) 37 pts.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 1 June at 9.45.

    Birr Social Society Golf on Saturday 3 June.

    Members’ Prize G.O.Y. on Sunday 4 June.

    Club Classic on Bank Holiday Monday 5 June  sponsored by Haven Pharmacy (Liam Butler).

    Open Tuesday 18 Hole Stableford. All welcome.

    Birr Lions Club Classic in aid of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind on Friday 9 June.

    Mr. President Tom Rigney’s prize on Sat./Sun. 10/11 June.

     

    Congratulations

    Heartiest congratulations to Joe Lyons on winning his fourth Roscrea Scratch Cup. Joe has by now captured fifteen Scratch Cups including the West of Ireland. It looks as if the builders will have to be called in shortly as doubtless he must have his eye on a few more cups.

     

    Ladies golf

    Presidents Mixed Scramble Results. 1st Martin Young Margo Regan June Carroll 26.8; 2nd Des Mannion Agnes Doolin Mary Darcy 30.4.

    Glenn Eagles. 1st Carmel Kelly, Carmel Ryan and Frieda Tiernet3109 2nd Patricia Guinan and Patsy Burke and Renagh Haverty 35.2

     

    Also Sat.3rd Sun 4th and Wed 7th June an 18 Hole competition sponsored by Hedgerows Birr takes place.  

    A 9 Hole stroke ongoing also next round of Matchplay to be completed by 14th June

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    Winners of the 18 Hole sponsored by Alan at the Duck on The Green Restaurant the Glenns 1st Carina Gleeson  (20) 37 pts 2nd Theresa Fealy (21) 35 pts . Attention ladies on Thursday June 8th there will be a free evening at The Golf Shop from 6 to 9pm . Please come along and try the game of golf. Clubs and golf balls provided. Light refreshments and a chance to meet other lady golfers and make new friends on the night

    . Senior Foursomes play the Heath on Sun. 28th May and the Junior Foursomes play the Heath on Monday 29th May.

    Our Intermediate team are in action on Thur. June 1st. Good luck to all.

     

    Our Club Classic final day takes place on Mon. 5th June with presentation of prizes that evening.

    Well done to our Diageo Mixed team who beat Edenderry on Wed last.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 06 Jun 2017

    Results

    Seniors. 1st:  Pat  Bennett, L. Delaney, J. Molloy, C. Finnerty  (50.5); 2nd: E. Nevin, P. Nugent, T. Rosney  (51.2).

    Fourball Stableford 1st Hugh Healy/Seamas Guinan 44pts; 2nd Ger Claffey/Pat Molloy 44 pts.

    Tuesday Open. 1st Lee Scanlon (4) 40 pts. 2nd Ger Claffey/Pat Molloy 44 pts.

     

    Lotto Bonus no. 43. Winner was Cormac Moylan.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 8 June at 9.45 am.

    Birr Lions Club Classic on Friday 9 June in aid of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. Time sheet in lounge.

    President Tom Rigney’s Prize on Sat./Sun 10/11 June.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble on Monday 12 June.

    Tuesday open 18h Stableford. All welcome.

     

    Ladies golf

    Scramble Results 29 May. 1st Gay Claffey, Pat Doyle, Tom Wright, Tony McCormack 24.8; 2nd Aileen Watkins, Carmel Ryan, Seamie Breen, 27.7.

    18 Hole sponsored by Agnes Doolin. 1st Martina O'Brien  (12) 36pts; 2nd Eileen Delaney (29) 36pts; 3rd Mary Sullivan  (20) 36pts. 

    The 18 Hole sponsored by Hedgerows continues on Wed. next 7 June.

    On Sat. 10th  Sun. 11th  and Wed. 14th June our 18 Hole is sponsored by Emporium at The Stables.

    9 Hole Stroke ongoing.

    Also the next round of the matchplay competition must be played by 14th June.

    The sheet is now posted for Lady President Aileen's prize, so please put your name down on or before 15th June when draw takes place after 9 Hole competition. The presentation of all outstanding prizes takes place on this night also.

    Many thanks to everyone who supported our Club Classic kindly sponsored by Haven Pharmacy (Liam Butler ).

    Don't forget our Presidents’ Mixed every Monday evening. This is a very sociable evening and is ideal for our social and beginner members.

    A free introductory ladies night takes place on Thur. 8 th June from 6 to 9 pm at the Golf Shop. Any ladies who would like to try their hand at this fabulous game, please come along. No clubs needed just bring yourself . 

  • Golfing in the Glenns 13 Jun 2017

    Results

    Club Classic Sponsored by Liam and Mary Butler Haven Pharmacy, Birr. 1st Jerome Molloy,Dan Kealy,Sean Bergin and Declan  Hennessy 101 pts.  2nd Joe Daly John Kelly,Thady Clancy and Jim Hamill 98 pts. 3rd Gay Claffey,Tony McTague,Tom Wright and Seamas Lynam 98 pts. 4th Brian Doyle,Miley Nolan ,Kevin McNamara and Ger Claffey 96 pts. 5th Declan Ryan,John Connell  Brendan Carroll and John Fleury 95 pts. 6th Ger Flannery,Pat McNamara,John Molloy and Tom Feeney 95 pts.7th Michael Horan,John Murphy,Barry Davis and Laurence Smith 94 pts.

     

    President Tom Rigney’s prize will be decided on Saturday next when the leading qualifiers will play off at 4pm. Here are the top 10. 1st Alan Naylor (18) 70 nett.  2nd John Dwyer (3) 71 nett. 3rd Thomas Hogan (11) 72 nett  4th  Eddie Nevin (16) 72 nett. 5th  Joe Daly ((11) 72 nett  6th Aaaron Murtagh (4) 73 nett. 7th Thomas Murtagh (14) 73 nett.

    8th Pat Molloy (13) 73 nett. 9th Seamas Breen (7) 73 nett  10th Pat Madden (9) 73 nett.  Check BRS

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 15th at 9.45. Prize day.

    President Tom Rigney’s final round on Saturday 17th at 4 pm.

    Jimmy Bruen qualifying rounds in Esker Hill  on Saturday. The panel is:  David Mullins, Fergus Garland, Pat Doyle, John Troy ,Martin Young, Tom Hogan .Albert Kelly,  Pat Madden. Seamas Breen, Tony McCormack, Laurence McGarry, Matt Feenane ,Conor Hassett and Paschal Troy. Manager is Albert Kelly

    Inter Club. Birr v  Knockanally  in the Castle Barna Shield on Saturday 17th  2 Home at 2.10.  3 away at .1.30

    18h Stableford on Sunday next

    Presidents’Mixed scramble on Monday evening at 4 pm.

    Rynagh’s GAA Classic on Friday 23 June

    Mid Ireland Tourist Classic on 30 June. 

     

     

    Ladies golf

    The Ladies Club would like to wish Lady President Aileen all of the best on her big day on Sat. next. There will be a 9 Hole Competition on Friday, the day before the President’s prize for any ladies who CANNOT take part in President’s Prize Day.

    Lady President would like to invite  all lady members  to her function on Sat. night 17 June at 7.30 pm approximately. 

    The time sheet for the draw is posted in the locker room, so please ensure your name is down before next Thurs. when the draw takes place at 8pm following a social 9 Hole. All new and beginner ladies are especially invited to take part in this 9 Hole and the presentation of all outstanding prizes take place on that night also.

    The next round of the  Matchplay Competition must be played by next week also the Plate Competition which is now posted, so please check sheet in the locker room.

    The final day of the 18 Hole kindly sponsored by Emporium at the Stables takes place on Wed. 14 June.

    On Wed. 21 June Smith & O'Mahony will sponsor our 18 Hole Competition.

    The ladies would like to congratulate Mr President Tom on his prize day the winner of which will be decided in  a 9 Hole play-off on Sat. next. The Presidents’ Mixed takes place on next Monday evening from 4 pm until 7 pm.

    All in all a busy time in the Glenns, so let's hope our summer returns soon. 

  • Golfing in the Glenns 20 June 2017

    President’s Prize

    The final of President Tom Rigney’s prize was held on Saturday afternoon in glorious sunshine. At the presentation of prizes later that evening President Tom thanked all who played and hoped that the qualifying  nine holes added an extra dimension to the occasion. He commented on the fine scoring and praised in particular the ground staff who had the course in splendid condition. He thanked the committee and especially Francie and Joan for their  work.  He was glad that so many people could play and complimented all who won especially Eddie Nevin on his fine score.  He looked forward  to a ‘long hot Summer’ when the members and particularly our new social members will enjoy some great golf.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st:  Pat Bennett, M. Dempsey, B. McGurk, Paul Bennett  (79 pts); 2nd: S. Bergin, T. King, P. Kealey, Jerome Molloy  (75 pts).

    President Tom Rigney’s Prize. 1st Eddie Nevin (10) 105.  2nd Pat Molloy (13) 106.5.  3rd. John Dwyer (3) 107.5 4th Alan Naylor (18) 108. Gross; Billy McGarry (-1)  109. Past Presidents won by Tim Kenny.  Veterans won by Jerome Molloy and Social Members prize won by Dermott Flannery.

    Lions Club Classic. 1st Enda Carroll, Gary Larkin, Bernard Larkin, Mylie Nolan with 93 pts. 2nd Darren Madden, Adrian Sheils, Stephen Lonergan, Dara Molloy with 91 pts. 3rd Thomas Moylan, Dermot Moylan, James Conway, Declan Lowry with 88 pts. 4th Ashley Hehir, Brian Kelly, Seamus Tooher, Damien Egan with 85 pts. 5th Seamie Breen, Liam O’Brien, Alan Naylor, Martina O’Brien with 85 pts. Lion members individual winners: John O’Hare, Donal O’Brien.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors’ Prize day on Thursday 22nd at 9.45.

    St. Rynagh’s Golf Classic on Friday 23rd all day.

    GUI Seniors’ Cup qualifying rounds on Sat./Sun. 24/25 June. Birr play Mullingar  on Saturday morning. Winners play Edenderry at 1.30 on Sat. Finals on Sunday. Check BRS for available tee times.

    Junior Golf on Monday 26th at 10 am. Boys, Girls and Students most welcome. Contact Brian Guinan and Jeremy Plunkett for all details.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble on Monday 26th at 4 pm. All welcome.

    Open 18 Hole Stableford on Tuesday 27 May. All welcome

    Mid Ireland Classic on Friday 30 June.

     

    Ladies golf

    Lady Presidents Prize 17th June. 1st Patricia Rowland 11 72nett; 2nd Marie Corcoran 23 74nett; Gross Shauna Carroll 10 71nett; 3rd Vera Smith 9 74nett; Past President Ena Guilfoyle 19 76nett; 4th Carina Gleeson 20 75nett; 5th Evelyn Lynch 20 75nett; 6th Pauline Needham 20 75nett; 7th Mary Sullivan 20 75nett; 8th Amy Spain 11 76nett;

    9th Jo Conniffe 21 76nett; 10th Laura Nugent 13 76nett; 11th Emer Hanniffy 10 77nett.

    Huge congratulations to Presidents Tom and Aileen on a wonderful combined Presidents’ Prize evening on Sat. last . Even the weather obliged and glorious sunshine made the day so enjoyable. Congrats to all the winners especially Pauline Needham who had a hole in one on the 2nd hole.

     Our next 18 Hole on Wed. is kindly sponsored by Smith & O'Mahony Opticians. On Sat 24th Sun. 25th and Wed. 28th June the 18 Hole is kindly sponsored by Majella Gibbons. New 9 Hole Stableford is ongoing. Please make sure you are up to date in the  Matchplay and Plate Competition. 

    The very popular Presidents’ Mixed  takes  place on Monday afternoon. Please support your golf club by taking part in this most enjoyable event.

    Glenn Eagles. 1st Carmel Kelly, Carmel Ryan & Freda Tierney, 31.9. 2nd Patricia Guinan, Patsy Burke & Renagh Haverty, 35.2.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 27 Jun 2017

    GUI Senior Cup Leinster qualifying round

    The Glenns were a proverbial hive of activity last weekend with a qualifying round of  the Irish Senior Cup taking place. The competing teams were: Birr, Tullamore, Mullingar, Esker Hills, Castle Barna,, Edenderry, Mount Temple, Moate, Cill Dara, Newbridge, Moyvalley and Trim (Co.Meath.)

    The Birr playing panel which won through on Sunday afternoon was: Billy Donlon, Billy McGarry, Michael Horan, Padraig Moylan, John Dwyer and Declan Gath.

    Birr started with a bang on Saturday morning when they easily accounted for a powerful Mullingar team by 3.5 to 1.5. In the afternoon Edenderry were dealt with by a Birr team on fire.  The Sunday morning semi-finals saw Tullamore and Birr facing each other. Once again Birr were victorious by 3/2.  The final on Sunday afternoon brought Trim (Co.Meath)  and Birr on to the fairways. Our team won their matches on the 14th, 15th and 17th  which means that we have now qualified to play Dun Laoghaire in Malahide on 26 August.

    Heartiest congratulations to our team and managers Seamas Breen and Declan Gath. They certainly have done us proud. 

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: E. Nevin, E .Doorley, L. Hogan  (72 pts); 2nd: B. Delaney, H. Healy, J. Molloy  (69 pts); 3rd: J. Plunkett, J. Kelly, B .Larkin  (68 pts); 4th: M. Chaloner, T. Kenny, Paul Bennett  (67 pts); 5th: M. Coghlan, P. Byrne, E. McDonagh  (66 pts).

    Tuesday open. 1st A Murtagh (4) 39 pts. 2nd J.Dwyer (3) 37 pts.  18h Stableford 1st Des Browne (15) 37 pts  2nd David Corbett (10) 36 pts 3rd Christy Loughnane (18) 35 pts.

    Juniors. 1st  Colin Farrelly 65. 2nd Ronan Bergin 69.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 29 June at 9.45.

    Mid Ireland Tourism Classic on Friday 30th

    O’Dowd Trophy on Sat./Sun. 1/2 July. 18h Stableford.

    Junior Golf on Monday 3 July at 11.00. Foursomes on Monday in the Heath. Midland Boys/Girls  Monday 17 July.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble on Monday 3 July at 4.30. All welcome to this very enjoyable scramble.

    Tuesday Open 18h Stableford. All welcome Ladies and Gents.

     

    Ladies golf

    Glenn Eagles. 1st B. McTague, Eileen Delaney & Mgt. McDonogh 32.4; 2nd Rita Enright, Majella Duffy & Carmel Kelly 33.1. Presidents Mixed Scramble Results 19th June. 1st Seamus Breen, Frieda Tierney, Rita Delaney 27.25; 2nd Pat Gleeson, Carina Gleeson, Brian Guinan 29.4.

    The 18 Hole Stableford sponsored by Majella Gibbons continues on Wed. next 28 June.

    Next 18 Hole sponsored by Spinners Townhouse is Sat. 1st  Sun 2nd and Wed 5th July.

    9 Hole Stableford ongoing.

    The sheet for  Mr Captain Sean's prize to the ladies on Sun. 9th July  is now posted and the  draw will take place on Thur. 6th July at 5pm. Please make sure your name is included. 

    The sheet for Lady Captain's day on Sat. 15th July  is also posted so get your names down.

    Please ensure that you are up to date with the Matchplay and Plate Competition.

    Presidents Mixed continues each Monday evening from 4.40 until 7pm.

    Congratulations to the Senior Cup Team on a great victory on Sunday last.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 04 Jul 2017

    Results

    Seniors. 1st:  T.Murtagh, J.Kelly, G.Claffey  (50.7); 2nd: P.Bennett, T.Rosney, D.Kealey  (51.5).

    O’Dowd Trophy.  1st Peter Keane 42 pts. 2nd Sean Doorley 40 pts. Gross: Billy McGarry 36 pts. 3rd Jerome Molloy 40 pts.

    Tuesday Open. 1st Aaron Murtagh 40 pts. 2nd John Dwyer 37 pts.

    Lotto Bonus number  was 29. Winner was Peadar Nugent.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Friday 7 July at 9.45. Note change of date and day.

    Lady Captain’s prize to the men on Sat./Sun. July 8/9.

    Juniors at 11 am Monday 10 July.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble Monday 10 July at 4.30 pm.

    Open Tuesday 18h Stableford on Tuesday 11 July. All welcome.

    Birr GAA Classic on Friday 14 July. Check time sheet in Club.

    Drumcullen GAA Classic on Friday 21 July.

     

    Club Trophies

    Kenny Cup Semi Finals.  Tony McCormack v Pat Doyle and Seamie Breen v Michael McGarry.

    Hackett Cup Semi Finals.  Fergus Garland v Liam  O’Brien and John Troy v Jeremy Plunkett.

    Club Championship. Seamie Breen v Christy Purcell and Michael Horan v John Dwyer.

    It should be noted that all semi finals must be played by the end of July.

     

    Congratulations

    Congratulations to Peter Keane on winning the O’Dowd trophy with an outstanding score of  42 points.  Peter also had a hole in one at the 8th in St. Rynagh’s Classic.

     

    Inter Club

    In the O’Moore Cup Rathdowney on Sunday accounted for our Birr team. At home we had Des Mannion, Frank Kenny, Jeremy Plunkett and Sean Bergin.  Playing away were: Brendan Carroll, Tom King and Liam Delaney.  Managers were Liam Delaney and Brian Guinan. Better luck next year,

     

    Junior Golf

    1st Colin Farrelly 40 pts.  2nd James Nolan 35 pts.

    Next Monday the Juniors will play for the McGarry Cup.

    Midland Boys/Girls will compete on Monday 17 July.

    Brandon Beale is this year’s Junior Captain.. Vice Captain is Ceilim King.

     

    Sympathy

    The members offer deepest sympathy to the Kelly family on the death last  week of their sister Gail a very popular member of our Club.

    The members also offer deepest sympathy to Willie Dolan and his family on the death of his brother Thomas in Lusmagh last week

  • Golfing in the Glenns 11 Jul 2017

    Congratulations 

    Once more well done and heartiest congratulations to Billy Donlon on winning the Rose Bowl at the Irish Seniors Close at Malone Club, Belfast. Billy was glad to meet up with Olive Milne a staunch ex Birr member. Olive is now lady secretary  at Malone.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st:  M. Liffey, L. Hogan, T. Duffy  (52.3); 2nd: S. Bergin, C. Finnerty, P.Walshe  (52.7) 

    Tuesday Open. 1st Craig Taylor (8) 41 pts. 2nd Jason Ryan (16) 31 pts.

    Lady Captain Theresa’s Prize to the Men. 1st Brian Guinan (12) 41 pts. 2nd John Murphy (13) 40 pts Gross: Billy McGarry (-1) 30 gross pts. 3rd Pat Bennett (11) 39 pts. 

    Mid Ireland Tourism Classic.  1st Dara Molloy, Steven Lonergan ,Oisin McCormack, Barry Harding 100 pts..2nd Eddie Nevin, Seamie Breen, Alan Naylor, Liam O’Brien 94 pts. 3rd Jason Ryan, Peter Keane, Donal Hassett, Dermot Flannery 93 pts. 4th  Presidents Tom Rigney and Aileen Watkins, Captain Theresa Fealy and Majella Gibbons 90 pts.  5th John Fleury,Frank Kenny, John Connell, Declan Ryan 89 pts.  Ladies prize; Caroline McCarthy,Denise Delaney, Mary Bolger, Mary Lonergan. 

    Junior results are  : 1st Ronan McNamara 41 pts. 2nd Sorcha Moylan 40 pts. 3rd Ronan Bergin  39 pts.

    9h. 1st Darragh McNamara, 2nd Ailbe Watkins and 3rd Joe Boyd. 

    Lotto Bonus number  was 37. Won by Rita Frawley.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 13 July at 9.45

    Lady Captain Theresa Fealy’s prize on Saturday 15 July.

    Intermediate Scratch Cup  18 Hole Stroke on Sunday 15th  Handicap 10 to 18.

    Midland Junior Scratch Cup. Boys/Girls on Monday 17th from 9am to 12.30 pm.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble. Monday 17 July at 4.30.

     

    Inter Club

    Best of luck to managers Liam Delaney and Brian Guinan of the O’Moore cup team who play The Curragh on Monday 17 July.  Four at Home. Three away.

     

    Welcome

    The members were glad to welcome the Bord na Mona Golf Society to our Club last week. Our President Tom Rigney is Captain of the Society. The winner was Des O’Brien of the Curragh G.C. Next year 2018 the Society will celebrate its 70th anniversary. No mean feat 

     

    Ladies

    Men’s Captain Sean’s Prize to the Ladies.  1st Theresa Fealy (21) 73. 2nd Brid Guinan (32) 73. Gross: Vera Smith (19) 82 gross. 3rd Carmel Ryan (28) 72.

    18 Hole Competition sponsored by Majella Gibbons. 1st Sorcha Moylan 42 pts. 2nd Mary O’Gorman 39 pts. 

    18 Hole  Competition sponsored by Spinners Town House. 1st Sorcha Moylan 45 pts. 2nd Siobhan Tynan 39 pts 3rd Martina O’Brien 39 pts.

    The next 18 hole on Wed, 12 July is kindly sponsored by Mary Byrne.

     

    Best of good luck to Lady Captain Theresa whose Captain’s prize, sponsored by Liam and Mary Butler of Haven Pharmacy takes place on this Saturday 15 July. The draw will take place on Thursday evening at 8pm following an 9h competition. Any outstanding prizes will be given out after the competition.

    Congratulations and best of luck to Gemma Butler who captains the Irish International Girls’  team in Helsinki this week

  • Golfing in the Glenns 18 Jul 2017

    Open 3 Ball Scramble

    In conjunction with the British Open, the Club is running a 3 Ball Open Scramble sponsored by Colm Quinn BMW Motors Athlone on Saturday/ Sunday, July 22/23. So instead of travelling to Birkdale to cheer on Shane,Rory, not to mention Padraig, the 2008 winner, you can join in a very enjoyable scramble at the weekend. Also bring along your friends.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st:  T. Duffy, D. Duffy, T. King  (77 pts); 2nd: K. McDowell, H. Rigney, Pat Bennett  (75 pts).  

    Intermediate Cup. 1st L.Coughlan  80 gross.  2nd J.Pilkington 80 gross. 3rd T.Murtagh 82 gross, Nett B.Hogan 67.

    Tuesday Open. 1st M.Lynch (7) 39. Moate. 2nd S.Hogan (7) 37.   

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 20 July at 9.45.

    Drumcullen GAA Classic all day Friday 21st.

    British Open 3 Ball Open Scramble sponsored by Colm Quinn BMW Motors,  Athlone on Sat./Sun. 22/23 July.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble on Monday 24 July ay 4.30

    Junior golf on Monday 24th at 11 am.

     

    Junior Golf

    McGarry Cup. 1st Ronan Bergin 60; 2nd Darragh Flynn 67; Gross: Adam Fitzgerald 82; 3rd Sorcha Moylan 68.

     

    Ladies

    July 15th Lady Captain's Theresa Fealy's  Prize. 1st Patricia Rowland 11, 67; 2nd Vera Smith 9, 69; 3rd Sorcha Moylan (J) 23, 63; Gross Anne Frawley 11, 70; 4th Caroline McCarthy 16, 69; 5th Aileen Watkins 22, 69.

    Past captain's Sheila Brennan 14, 71; 6th Mary Lonergan 23, 71; 7th Yvonne Claffey 23, 71; 8th Pauline Needham 20, 72; 9th Amy Spain 10, 72; 10th Mary Bolger 21, 73; 11th Marie Corcoran 23, 74; 12th Liz Nolan 26, 74; Best back 9 Mary Ryan; Longest Drive Martina O'Brien; Nearest pin Sorcha Moylan.

    Glenn Eagles. 1st Sheila Brennan, June Carroll and Mary Darcy, 32.4.  2nd Emer Hanniffy, Carmel Kelly and Bernie McTague, 32.5.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 08 Aug 2017

    Captain’s Prize

    This weekend the qualifying round of  Captain Sean Moylan’s prize takes place. It is the coveted  trophy of all members. This year’s prize is sponsored by John Ryan Construction Ballyegan and the draw for partners will take place on Thursday evening at 8 pm. A nine hole competition for members will also take place from 4pm on Thursday. We all wish Sean every success over the next two weekends and hopefully the rain clouds will avoid the Glenns. Best of luck to all.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st:  S. Bergin, T. Guilfoyle, Pat Bennett  (74 pts); 2nd: P. Byrne, B. Delaney, C. Loughnane, B. McGurk  (72.25 pts).

    Members’ Prize. 1st John Dwyer (3) 71 Nett. 2nd  Alan Naylor (17) 71 nett. Gross; Declan Gath (1) 74 gross. 3rd C.Loughnane  72 nett. 

    Juniors Scramble. 1st Beatrix Rabinal, Enda Mulhare and Ronan Bergin 62.4  2nd  Cathy Dermody, Joe Bergin and Adam Fitzgerald 66.

    Lotto number was 42. Winner was Pauline Clancy.

     

    For your diary

    Vintage Week Open Singles.

    Seniors on Thursday 10 Aug. at 9.45

    Irish Aviation Challenge on Friday 11th Aug. Course booked for full day.

    Captain Sean Moylan’s Prize qualifying round on Sat./Sun 12/13 Aug. Draw on Thursday evening 10th  at 8 pm. Also 9 hole competition on Thursday 10th  Final on Sunday 20th. Captain’s prize sponsored by John Ryan Construction Ballyegan.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble on 14th at 4.30.

    Junior gold on Monday 14th at 11am. 

     

    Ladies

    Birr Golf Club would like to wish Gemma Butler every success this week as she captains the Girls Home International team for the 3rd year as they bid to defend their title in Birmingham.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 16 Aug 2017

    Results

    Captain’s Prize

    Captain Sean Moylan’s qualifying round took place over the weekend  under excellent weather conditions. The prize sponsored by John Ryan’s Construction Company will be presented on next  Sunday the 20th.  The time sheet will be in operation from 9.20 am with the leaders teeing off between 12 and 1.30 pm.  There was some very hot scoring over the weekend with Liam Coughlan leading the pack followed by John Kelly, Billy Donlon., Denis Duffy, Darragh O’Hare, Jeremy Plunkett, Michael Horan, Tony McCormack and Billy McGarry all on 69 nett.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 17th at 9.45.

    Captain Sean Moylan’s prize sponsored by John Ryan’s Construction Co. on Sunday 20 August. See above for times.  Presentation on Sunday night at 9 pm, followed by entertainment provided by Richie Burke and Pat Conlon. A great night promised.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble on Monday 21st at 4.30.

    Junior golf on Monday morning at 11 am.  Junior Captain Ceilim King’s Prize.

    18 Hole Stableford Open on Tuesday 22nd. All welcome.

    Senior Cup at Malahide Golf Club on Friday 25th  A bus is being organised by Patricia Rowland subject to enough members willing to travel. (Minimum required is 15). Contact club at 057 912 0082.

    Finals of Club Trophies on Saturday 2 September.

     

    Results

    Club Trophies Finalists.

    Hackett Cup: Jeremy Plunket v John Troy.

    Kenny Cup. Michael McGarry v Tony McCormack.

    Club Championship: Seamas Breen v John Dwyer.

    Tuesday Open: Shane Kelly (Ballinasloe) 38 pts.  Gary Larkin (Portumna) 35 pts.

    Thursday 9 Hole. 1st Pat Madden 24 pts.  2nd Tom Murtagh 21 pts.

    Seniors. 1st Brian Guinan, Donal O’Sullivan, Ken McDowell Eamon Martin 50.25   2nd Tom King, Peadar Nugent and Billy Delaney 51.8.

    Lotto number was 35 won by Captain Theresa Fealy

    Juniors’ 9 Hole. 1st Kieran Clancy.  2nd Adam Duffy.

    Congratulations to  Tom Higgins on getting a Hole in One at the 8th. Well done, Tom.

     

    Ladies

    Winners of 18  Hole Competition sponsored by Pat Guinan’s  Foothwear. 1st Carmel Ryan 36 pts; 2nd Angie Hough 34 pts; 3rd Mary Bolger 34 pts .

    Present 18 Hole is sponsored by John O’Donnell Jewellers Roscrea.

    On Sat. 19th, Sun.20th and Wed. 23rd August the 18 Hole is kindly sponsored by R&R Jewellers (Patricia Rowland).

    Mr Captain’s 9 Hole takes place on Sat. and Sun. next with presentation on Sunday evening at Captain Sean's prizegiving. The lady members extend best wishes to Mr Captain Sean and all the contenders on the final day of the Captain's Prize next Sunday .

  • Golfing in the Glenns 22 Aug 2017

    Captain’s Prize

    Captain Sean Moylan’s coveted prize was completed on Sunday under pretty difficult conditions. The heavy rains did not deter Clareen man Liam Coughlan from collecting the year’s number one prize. At the presentation President Tom Rigney gave a very entertaining speech outlining Sean’s interesting career. Tom said that he had been in school with Sean and followed his very successful hurling days with St. Rynagh’s and Offaly. He proved just as successful at golf and has contributed hugely to the progress of our Club. Tom also thanked John Ryan Construction for very generous sponsorship and all the other sponsors who are supporting our Club.

    Sean in reply thanked Tom and all who played in  his prize. He said it was a privilege and an honour to have been Captain. He noted all the work done by the Men’s Committee, the Ladies’ Committee, Francie and Joan and saw at first hand the great work done by the course staff and volunteer workers. He congratulated Liam Coughlan on winning  his prize and all the others who were in the winners’ enclosure.  He was very grateful to John Ryan Construction for his sponsorship and wished his company every success.

    He was delighted to welcome Sandra and his family and hoped that all would stay on to dance the night away to the music of Richie Burke and Pat Conlon.

    At the presentation Liam said how happy he was to win. He thanked  Sean for his beautiful prize and stressed  how glad he was as Clareen hurler  to accept a prize from a Rynagh’s player. He thanked his  playing partners and all who made the day so enjoyable.

     

    Results

    Captain Sean Moylan’s prize, 1st Liam Coughlan 142. 2nd Cormac Moylan 143, Gross: Billy McGarry 143. 3rd Michael Horan 144. 4th Pat Doyle 144, 5th John Kelly 145. 6th  Dermot Nolan 146, 7th Brendan Hogan 146  8th Brendan McGarry 146, Veterans Eddie Nevin 147, Past Captains Billy Donlon 146. Membership John Sampson 146.  Categories. Pat Molloy, Declan Gath, David Corbett, John Dwyer. Ladies. 1st Patricia Rowland. 2nd Sorcha Moylan.  

    Seniors. 1st:  P.McNamara, J.Plunkett, D.Kealey  (80 pts); 2nd: P.Byrne, M.Coghlan, E.McDonagh  (74 pts).

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 24 Aug. 9.45 am.

    GUI Senior Cup Malahide G.C. on Saturday /Sunday 26/27 Aug. Bus available. Ring 057 912 0082.

    Lorrha Society. Sat 26th 9 to 1.00. Check BRS.

    Bookies Prize (GOY) has been postponed to the weekend of 16/17 September so as not to clash with the GUI Senior Cup in Malahide G.C.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble on Monday 28th   at  4.30 pm.

    Junior Golf Monday  at 11 am.

    Club Match play finals on Sat 2. Sept.

     

    Ladies

    Winner of 18 Hole sponsored by John O'Donnell Jewellers, Roscrea was Mary Lonergan with 38 pts.

    18 Hole sponsored by R&R jewellery (Patricia Rowland) Sat, Sun. and Wed. 23rd August.

    9 Hole continues . 

    Mr Captain's 9 Hole. 1st Patricia Rowland  2nd Sorcha Moylan. 

    Final of the match play to be played on or before the end of August.

    Ladies Open Three Ball Waltz takes place on Wed. 30th August in aid of club funds. Please support and invite all your friends to play .

  • Golfing in the Glenns 29 Aug 2017

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: C.Loughnane,T.Wright ,J.Molloy 52.3. 2nd K.McDowell, T.Kenny,B.Donlon 52.5

    Tuesday Open. 1st B.Dunbar 32 pts. 2nd M.Lyons 32pts.

    18 Hole Singles. 1st E. Mulhare 41 pts. 2nd P.Turley 41 pts.

    18 Hole Stableford. 1st Enda Mulhare (14) 41 pts. 2nd Michael Lyons (8) 32 pts.

    Juniors. 18 Hole. 1st Aaron McCabe 39 pts. 2nd James Nolan 37 pts.  9 Hole. 1st Darragh McNamara. 2nd Adam Duffy. 

    Lotto number was 5. Winner: Christy McGarry.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors  on Thursday 31st at 11.30  Note change of time.

    All Ireland Garda Semi Finals and final on Thursday 31st.

    Hollow coring on Friday and Saturday this weekend. 9 Hole Competition on back 9.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble on Monday 4 September.

     

    Senior Cup

    Our Senior Cup team met with mixed fortunes over the weekend. On Saturday morning at Malahide they accounted for a strong Dun Laoghaire team by 3/2.  In the afternoon they lost to Bellewstown  by 3/2. The members congratulate  Michael Horan, Billy Donlon, Billy McGarry, Padraig Moylan  and Declan Gath on progressing so far this year. Also well done to the managers Seamas Breen and Declan Gath. Also on the panel were Ger Gath and John Dwyer.

     

    Club Restaurant

    Alan and his staff in the restaurant are taking bookings for Christmas parties, birthdays, anniversaries and all other events and functions. Please ring Alan at 087 4147855 for  further  information

     

    Ladies

    Open 3 Ball Waltz competition takes place on Wed. 30th Aug. sponsored by Ladies Outing Group. 9 hole ongoing. The list is now posted for the Bookies G.O.Y competition which takes place on Sun. Sept. 10th. Please enter your names on or before Thur. 7th Sept.

    The Open Weekend due to take place on Sat. and Sun. 2nd and 3rd Sept. sponsored by Hugo Loonam Motors is being deferred for the moment to facilitate necessary work to take place on the front 9 .

    The popular Glenns Trophy competition commences on Fri.1st  Sept. with two qualifying teams to play in the final on Wed. 4th Oct. kindly sponsored by Peter Fox pharmacy.

    The lady members had a very enjoyable outing to Athenry Golf Club on Thur. last and many thanks to our organiser Kay Kelly. A good day was had by all. 

  • Golfing in the Glenns 12 Sep 2017

    Membership Special Offer

    Join Birr Golf Club this September for €450 and get 16 months membership for the price of 12. Application forms available in office/bar or download a copy from the website at www.birrgolfclub.ie  Terms and conditions apply. Tel. 057 912 0082. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: Paul Bennett, Declan.Hanniffy,  Paul Walshe (51.5); 2nd: Seamus Guinan, Seamus Dennigan, Tom Wright  (51.7)

    18 Hole Stableford. 1st John Dwyer (30 36 pts. 2nd Billy McGarry (1) 35 pts. 3rd Seamus Guinan (19) 34 pts.

    Lotto winning number was 7. Won by Colman Loughnane.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 14th Sept. at 9.45am.

    Society. Tee reserved from 10 to 2 on Friday 15t.Motor Traders.

    Bookies’ prize on this weekend. GOY.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble on Monday 18th at 4.30pm.

    Tuesday Open on 12 Sept. All welcome.

    Offaly Championship on Friday 22 Sept. Shotgun start at 10 am.

     

    Restaurant

    Alan is now taking bookings for all functions, parties etc. Why not avail of our delicious Sunday lunch? Ring Alan at:087 414 7855.

     

    Ladies

    Results of the Bookies Prize: 1st Laura Nugent (14) 72; 2nd Pauline Needham  (20) 77; Gross Gemma Butler  (9) 80; 3rd Georgina Chambers (23) 78.

     

    Ladies 18 Hole Wed next 13 September  sponsored by Sue Reidy.

    New 9 Hole ongoing.

    Open Day 2 Ball on Sunday 24 September sponsored  by Sportsman’s Dream (Siobhan Tynan ). Please enter your team on the Brs or contact the  clubhouse.

    The club is organising a clothing recycling drive to raise much needed funds for the club on Wednesday 25th October.  This is a great opportunity to declutter and also help the club. Items which can be donated include clean unwanted mens ladies childrens clothes, bed linen ( no duvets or pillows) towels curtains shoes bags belts and soft toys.  Please gather up your unwanted items listed above and place in black bags and we will have drop off details asap. Remember the more we collect the more money the club will receive. Please ask your family and friends to collect also.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 19 Sep 2017

    Club Membership Special Offer

    Join Birr Golf Club this Sept. for €450 and get 16 months membership for the price of 12. Application forms available from the office/Bar or download a copy from  www. birrgolfclub.ie  Tel. 057 9120082. email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

     

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st:  H.Rigney, T.Kenny, Pt. Bennett  (73 pts); 2nd  S.Guinan, M.Ashe, J.Fleury  (72 pts); 3rd:  P.Kealey, F.Kenny, B.Delaney  (70 pts, back nine); 4th:  D.McDowell, T.Clancy, B.Guinan  (70 pts); 5th:  D.Kealey, J.Molloy, L.Delaney, D.Hanniffy  (69.4 pts).  Bookies prize. 1st T. Hogan (11) 69 nett. 2nd B.McGarry(+1) 69 nett. Gross:G.Young (2) 74 gross. 3rd L.O’Brien (11) 70 nett. Tuesday open. 1st L.Delaney (20) 32 pts. 2nd B.Fitzgerald (20) 32 pts.

     

    Junior Golf

    Congratulations to James Nolan on winning Captain Ceilim King’s prize.

    Loughnane Cup matches to be played ASAP.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 21 Sept @ 9.45. Also Coffee Morning in aid of Birr Hospice..

    Friday 22 Sept. Offaly Clubs’ Championship. Shot gun start at 10 am.

    Sat. 23 Sept. Club Trophies finals. Kenny Cup: Michael McGarry v Tony McCormack.  Hackett Cup:Jeremy Plunkett v John Troy. Club Championship: Seamas Breen v John Dwyer.

    Ladies Open day sponsored by Sportman’s Dream on Sunday 24 Sept.

     

    Club Restaurant

    Alan is now taking bookings for all functions,parties etc Also why not avail of our delicious Sunday lunch? Ring Alan : 087 4147855 

     

    Ladies

    Ladies 18 Hole continues Wednesday next 20 Sept. kindly sponsored by David O'Meara Pharmacy Plus.

    Glenns Trophy qualifier continues until end September.

    Ladies Open Day sponsored by Sportsman's  Dream Nenagh  Sunday next 24 September.

    Wednesday 27 September Saturday 30 and Sunday 1 October 18 Hole Stableford kindly sponsored by Sportswear Direct ( Caroline McCarthy).

    Ongoing 9 Hole.

    Congratulations to club member Patricia Rowland who is competing in the Irish Open Matchplay at the weekend having won at Druids Glen  on Saturday last.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 26 Sep 2017

    Results

    Congratulations to all the winners on Saturday. The Kenny Cup was won by Michael McGarry who defeated Tony McCormack. Fergus Garland won the Hackett Cup in his match with Jeremy Plunkett and Seamas Breen defeated John Dwyer for the Club Championship.

    Offaly Championship. 1st Tullamore 127 pts. 2nd Esker Hills and Castle Bearna 125. 4th Birr 124 pts. 5th Edenderry 116. Well done to Tullamore.

    Tuesday Open. 1st John Dwyer 36 pts. 2nd Kay Flaherty 36 pts.

    Also heartiest congratulations to Trish Rowland on her outstanding win in the Irish Open Match play at Druid’s Heath, This was a very great achievement, Well done, Trish,

    Great to see that our Honorary Member Joe Lyons was a prominent member of the Galway G.C.  team that won the Senior Cup 4/1 at the finals in Carton House  on Sunday. Interestingly another Birr Honorary Member, Justin Kehoe was a member of the defeated Limerick Senior Team.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 28 Sept. at 9.45.

    Rugby Classic on Friday. Shot gun start at 2 pm.

    Club Tankard GOY this weekend.

    Tuesday Open Stableford on 3 October. All welcome.

     

    Ladies

    Sunday last 24th September saw the ladies out in large numbers as our members along with a large number of visitors played in glorious sunshine in the Open Competition sponsored by the A Sportsman's Dream, Nenagh (Siobhan Tynan). The clubhouse was alive as the ladies returned, all smiles and some great scores too. After dining in the restaurant the presentation of prizes were as follows:

    1st Ena Guilfoyle 19, Denise Delaney 21 53pts; 2nd Maeve Morrissey 17, Monica Robinson 17, The Heath 49pts; 3rd Lady Captain Theresa Fealy 21, Lady President Aileen Watkins 21 49pts; Gross Gemma Butler 9, Marie Conlon 13, The Heath 34pts ; Nearest the Pin Martina O Brien; Longest Drive Sarah Baker, Nenagh.

    Wednesday next 27th 18 Hole sponsored by David O’Meara Pharmacy Plus continues.

    Saturday 30th Sunday 1st Wednesday 4th October 018hole sponsored by Caroline McCarthy Sportswear Direct. 

    Last day to play in the Glenns qualifier is Saturday 30th September. 

    Please make effort to get matchplay games played,so final date can be set.

    9 Hole on going.

    There is a container in place on the 10th fairway side of the house for you to drop off your bags of unwanted clothing etc. for the fundraising collection.  Remember the more we collect, the more money for the club. We hope to fill the container to capacity and more but only if everyone helps out, so please spread the word.

    Finally massive congratulations to Trish Rowland on winning the Irish Open Matchplay in Druids Heath on Sunday last against Gary Gillespie from Tyrone.  Trish is the first lady golfer to win the competition and tops off a great year following her success in the club's Captain's and President's prize earlier this year. 

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 03 Oct 2017

    Results

    Tankard.  1st Jerome Molloy (6) 69; 2nd James Nolan (5) 71; 3rd Larry Lyons (13) 72; Gross: Billy McGarry (+2) 72. 

    Tuesday Open. 1st Ray Bradley (11) 40; 2nd Seamas Guinan (19) 39.

     

    Rugby Classic on Friday 29 September.

    1st Team Peter Baker 58.6; 2nd Team Joe Byrne 58.6; 3rd Team Co. Arms Hotel  59.4 m; 4th Team Birr Credit Union 60.0;  5th Team Ronan Joyce 60.6; Team Bethany House 60.7;  Team Noel Molloy 60.7;  8th Team Liam Hogan 61.7; 9th Team Grant Engineering 62.1.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 5 October at 9.45.

    Past Captains and Presidents on Sat. 7 October. Time Sheet 1 to 3. Dinner at 7.30.  Check BRS or ring Golf Club at 057 912 0082

    Tuesday 18h Stableford Open on 10 October. All welcome.

     

    Congratulations

    Congratulations and well done to John Dwyer on winning Golfer of the Year with 31 points. John works hard at his golf and fully deserves all the rewards.

     

    Restaurant

    Alan in the restaurant is now accepting bookings for Christmas parties and functions. Ring Alan at 087 4147855. 

     

    Ladies

    18 Hole sponsored by Caroline McCarthy, Sportswear Direct is on Wednesday 4 October after 2pm as the Glenns Trophy is on Wednesday morning. 

    We wish Lady Captain Theresa and Lady President Aileen along with Carmel Ryan and Mary Lonergan all the best as they represent the Birr club.

    Next Sunday 8 October we have an Open Competition kindly sponsored by AIB. Please use BRS to book a tee time.

    Don't forget to gather up your unwanted items of clothing etc for the fundraising collection on 25 October. 

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 10 Oct 2017

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: F.Kenny, J.Plunkett, C.Loughnane, J.Molloy  (46.4); 2nd: T.Wright, C.McGarry, D.O’Sullivan  (52.2). McGuirk Trophy for Past Captains and  Presidents. Winner was Seamas Breen 30 pts. Men. 1st John Murphy 39pts. 2nd John Fleury 25 pts.. Ladies Vera Smyth 29 pts.2nd Mary Ryan 25 pts. Tuesday 18h Open 1st Enda Mulhare (12) 35 pts.  18h Stableford. 1st James Nolan (5) 39 pts.2nd Declan Gath (2) 38 pts. 3rd Brendan Delaney (19) 35 pts.

    Lotto Sept.30th No. 10 Winner Thady Clancy.

    Lotto  Oct 3th No. 13 Winner Bernard Kennedy

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 12 October at 9.45

    Alf Regan Cup on Sat./Sun.14/15 Oct.

    Restaurant open for functions and parties. Ring Alan for bookings at 087 4147855 

     

    Ladies

    The last Open 18 Hole competition sponsored by AIB was held on a lovely mild Sunday 8th October and the result was as follows: 

    1st Amy Spain  (10) 37pts; 2nd Gemma Butler (8) 35pts; Gross Deirdre Hughes  (12) 23pts Nenagh; 3rd Mary Bolger (22) 35pts. 

    Next Wednesday 11th is the last day of 18 Hole sponsored by Caroline McCarthy Sportswear Direct. 

    We revert back to the old course on Friday next 13th October. 

    Matchplay competitions to be completed on or before Sunday 29th October.

    The club Open Weekend  Sat. Sun. Mon. 28th, 29th, 30th October takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend and this is a major fundraiser for the club. Please try and get a team together. Some lovely prizes to be played for.

     

    Remember to gather up your unwanted items of clothing and place them in the container at the clubhouse. The collection date is Wednesday 25th October so only two weeks left to fill the container. Clothes, towels. duvet covers. Curtains. Shoes. Belts. Handbags. soft toys are all accepted. 

     

    Glenn Eagles

    1st Emer Hanniffy,Patricia Guinan and Margaret McDonagh 34.9. 2nd Mary O’Sullivan,Rita Enright and Phil Flynn 36.

    A big thank you to all who helped and contributed to our coffee morning in aid of Offaly Hospice.

     

    Sympathy

    The members offer deepest sympathy to Laurence and Billy McGarry and their families on the death of their mother Pauline of High Street this week.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 17 Oct 2017

    Results

    Seniors. 1st:  M.Ashe, D.Hennessy, J.Plunkett  (48.8); 2nd: Paul Bennett, H.Rigney, T.Rosney  (51.7) 

      

    Ladies

    Results of the last Open 18 Hole competition of the year sponsored by AIB was as follows: 1st Amy Spain (10) 37pts; 2nd Gemma Butler (9) 35pts; Gross Deirdre Hughes  (12) 23pts; 3rd Mary Bolger  (22) 35pts .

     

    9 Hole competition result: 1st Pauline Needham 18pts; 2nd Carina Gleeson 17pts. 

     

    Our first 16 Hole Hamper is ongoing kindly sponsored by David Corbett.

    9 Hole Turkey is ongoing also.

     

    Please make a big effort to get a team together for the October Classic on Friday 29th, Saturday 30th &  Sunday 31st October. Team of 4 €100. Re-entry €10 per person. 

     

    Clothing collection is going well to date. Please continue to bring your bags to the container at the clubhouse. 

     

    Our sympathy goes to Pauline Needham and her family on the passing of her brother John in Rathcabbin.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 24 Oct 2017

    Results

    Alf Regan Cup

    1st Seamas Breen (7) 46 pts. 2nd John Troy (12) 38 pts. 3rd Conor Hassett (7) 37 pts. Gross: Billy Donlon (1) 34 pts.

    Lotto No. 14  Winner Josh Horan.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 26 Oct. 9.45.

    Sat. 28 to Mon.30  Classic fund raiser. 100 euro per team with a 10 euro re entry per person. Please come along and book your slot.  It should be a very exciting and enjoyable event.

    Bridge resumes on Tuesday 31 Oct. at 10 am. Bridge has taken off with great success since Mary O’Gorman established it several years ago.  It certainly has proved to be very popular.

    Men’s AGM on Thurs. 9 November.

     

    Ladies

    16 hole hamper sponsored by David Corbett ongoing also 9 hole turkey comp. Date for your Diary : Ladies AGM take place on Sunday 12th November at 5pm .

    Congratulations.

    The Ladies extend congrats and best wishes to our own Sorcha Moylan who has been one of 60 young ladies chosen to compete in the ILGU junior medals final in Seapoint in November. Well done Sorcha and best wishes from us all . 

    October Classic

    Ladies hope you have your team in for our classic over the Bank holiday weekend Saturday 28th Sunday 29th Monday 30th October. Classic Fundraiser . Entry €100 per team of 4. Re Entry €10 euro per person. The club needs your support. 

  • Golfing in the Glenns 31 Oct 2017

    Results

    Classic results. 1st Ann Hogan, David Hughes, Brian Grogan, Leslie O’Meara, 102 pts; 2nd Simon Hogan, Brendan Hogan, Martin Young, Tommy Hogan, 93 pts; 3rd Tom Rigney, John Troy, Dan Hogan, David Hughes, 93 pts; 4thLiam Delaney, Aidan Farrelly, Sean Doorley, Emmet Martin, 93 pts.

    Ladies Prize. Denise Delaney, Margo Regan, Ena Guilfoyle, Trish Rowland.

    Visitors Prize. Tony Canning, Finn Sullivan, Dermot Carroll, David Keenan, 90 pts.

    Many thanks to our sponsors: Loughnanes Centra, Dunboyne Castle, Cullinanes Butchers (David Corbett), Pharmacy Plus (David O’Meara), Eugene Flynn, Maura Flannery, Dooly’s Hotel 

    Seniors. 1st:  Peadar Nugent, Eamon Martin, Jerome Molloy  (42.7); 2nd: Dan Kealey, Liam Delaney, Billy Donlon  (44).

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 2 November at 9.45

    Matt Spain Cup on Sat./Sun Nov.4/5 18h Stableford.

    A.G.M. of men’s  section on Thursday 9 November at 8pm. Please attend.

     

    Sympathy

    The members offer sincere sympathy to Matt Feenane and his family on the death of his father Tom in Fortel last week

  • Golfing in the Glenns 07 Nov 2017

    Results

    Seniors. 1st:  L.Hogan, S.Guinan, B.Delaney  (70 pts); 2nd: S.Ryan, J.Carroll, P.Walshe  (66 pts).

    Matt Spain Cup. 1st Martin Young 42 pts. 2nd John Pilkington 39 pts. 3rd Alan Naylor 38 pts .Gross:Gavin Young 38 pts.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 9 Nov. at 9.45.

    9h Turkey ongoing  Stableford front 9,

    Hamper 14h Stableford this weekend Holes 1 to 14.

    Mens AGM on Thursday 9 Nov. at 8pm. Please attend.

    Bridge on Tuesday 14th  at 10 am. All welcome to enjoy a game in very comfortable surroundings

    Lotto bonus number was 24. Winner Pat Gleeson

    Christmas Party on Friday 8 December. Music by Rock On Paddy. All welcome. 

    Bridge results: N/S Catherine Morris/Mary O’Gorman.  E/W Henry Haverty/Paddy Deegan 

     

    Ladies

    Turkey Comp winners. 1st Patricia Rowland (10 ) 22 pts;  2nd Kay Kelly (26 ) 21 pts; 3rd Sheila Brennan (14) 20 pts.

    Ladies please note last draw on Wed. will now be at 1pm .

    There is a new 9 Hole Turkey Competition ongoing.

    16 Hole Hamper ongoing sponsored by David Corbett Butchers .

    Ladies AGM Sunday Nov. 12 at 5pm at Clubhouse. All ladies invited to attend.

     

    Glenn Eagles

    1st Lady Captain  Theresa Fealey, June Carroll, Carmel Kelly and Bernadette McTague 28.4. 2nd Mary Sullivan ,Denise O’Hare, Margo Regan and Phil Flynn 29.4. Nearest pin on 8th was Margo Regan.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 14 Nov 2017

    AGM

    The Club AGM will be held on Sunday 26 Nov. at 5 pm.  All motions and nominations for Management to be with the Hon.Sec. on or before 5 pm on Sunday 19th

     

    Results

    Seniors.  1st Emmet Martin, Jerome Molloy, Peadar Nugent 43 pts. 2nd  Paul Walsh, Seamas Dennigan,Blly Donlon 45 pts.

     

    Christmas Party on Thursday 7 Dec. at 7 pm.

     

    14h Hamper. Ist Sean Doorley 32 pts. 2nd Mick Cleare (Snr) 30 pts.  .  9h Turkey. 1st John Kelly 24 pts. 2nd  Tom Murtagh 24 pts. 3rd Mick Cleare (jnr)  23 pts

     

    Bridge.  1st Mary Kerins/Theresa Fealy  2nd Connie McGoey/Ann McIntyre.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 16 Nov at 9.45  Annual Seniors’ Dinner on Thursday 7 December at 7.30

    9h Turkey ongoing,

    14h Hamper this weekend.

    Mass for deceased members on Thurs. 23 Nov. at 9.30

    Members’ Dinner on Friday 8 December

    Bridge on Tuesday 21 Nov. at 10.00.

     

    Monster Christmas Draw

    €2,500 in prizes. Tickets €5 per line. Draw on Friday 22 Dec. Please support.

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    AGM

    The AGM of the Club will be held in the Club on Sunday 25 Nov. at 5pm. All members are invited to come along and take part in the lively debates which always characterise our AGM’s

     

    Results

    14h Hamper. 1st Declan Hennessy 36 pts. 2nd Jerome Molloy 33 pts. 3rd Dan Kealey 33 pts.  Seniors. 1st Tom King, Peader Nugent and Tom Wright 43 pts.  2nd Paul Walsh, Michael Ashe and Billy Donlon  43.1

    Bridge results. 1st Tess Liffey/Mary O’Gorman.  2nd Tie. Mary Sullivan/Agnes Doolan and Yvonne Boland/Phyllis Landy.

    Lotto Bonus number was 33. Won by Alan Naylor.

     

    For your diary

    9h Turkey ongoing

    14h hamper this weekend.

    Seniors on Thursday 23rd at 9.45. Annual dinner on Thursday 7 December at 7.45. Music by Richie and Pat.

    Mass for deceased members and their relatives on Thursday 23 Nov. at 9.45.

     

    Winter and Spring League

    Entries for Winter/Spring  to be in by Sunday 26 Nov. Team names and team members to be on entry sheet. 

     

    Loughnane  Cup

    Two brothers Ronan and Darragh McNamara have qualified for the final. 

     

    Ladies

    Ladies competitions

    9 Hole Turkey Competition ongoing.

    14 Hole Hamper kindly sponsored by Paul Boyd Butcher ongoing.

     

    New Officers

    The ladies would like to wish our new Lady Captain Mary Bolger and Vice Captain Caroline Mc Carthy a very enjoyable year. Best wishes also to the ladies committee for 2018.

     

    Christmas Party 

    The Ladies Christmas party will be held in The Duck On the Green restaurant on Sun. 10th Dec. following a 9 Hole competition. Presentation of Hampers and 9 Hole Turkey Competition will be made on the night, also to winners of the Matchplay trophy and Plate. Please put your name on the list in the locker room. 

     

    Mass

    The annual mass for deceased members and relatives will be held on Thursday 23rd Nov. in  the clubhouse at 9.30 am. All welcome . 

     

    Club AGM

    The Club AGM will be held on Sun. Nov. 26th at 5 pm . All members are asked to attend this important meeting .

     

    Fundraiser

    Monster Christmas Draw  tickets currently distributed to all club members with €2.500 in prizes . Please support this important fundraiser and return all sold cards as soon as possible. Draw will take place in the clubhouse on Fri. 22nd Dec. All sold cards will be entered into a draw for a free sub for 2018, so the more cards you sell the better your chances. 

     

    Outgoing Officers

    The outgoing officers Captain's Sean and Theresa, Presidents Aileen and Tom would like to thank you all for your  kindness, courtesy and friendship as they retire from their offices after a very successful year . 

     

    Subscriptions 

    All subs are now due and we encourage all members and intending members to sign up now for direct debits and get our year off to a good start. 

     

    Golfer Of  The Year 

    Congratulations to Vera Smyth, golfer of the year 2017. Also ILGU Silver Spoon winner Trish Rowland, silver medal winner Amy Spain and bronze medal winner, outgoing Captain Theresa Fealy. The club winners of the ring Competition were Amy Spain, Theresa Fealy and Brid Guinan with the Birdie competition won by Amy Spain .

     

     

    Results

    Glenn Eagles on 26  November. 1st Theresa Fealey, Rita Enright, Doreen McKenna and Therese Kennedy 27.9. 2nd Ena Guilfoyle,Mary Byrne, Carmel Ryan and Carmel Kelly 28.5 

    On 9 November. 1st Emer Hanniffy, Margo Regan, Margaret McDonagh and Roma Gilmartin 33.2

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    Good News

    The Management Committee and the Members were delighted to receive confirmation from Shane Ross, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport that a National  Sports Capital grant of  50,500 euro has been allocated to the Club for the purchase of course machinery. This funding is most welcome, as some of our machines are reaching the end of their days from constant use. The Management are especially grateful to Deputies Marcella Corcoran Kennedy and Barry Cowen for their dedicated work in sourcing the funding and they can be assured that the money will be put to good use.

     

    The Men’s AGM was held in the Clubhouse recently.  A very well attended meeting were informed of the happenings over the last year and plans for the Club for the forthcoming year especially with regards to celebrating our 125th Anniversary.  This also coincides with the 60th and 75th anniversary’s of our Scratch Cup and Kenny Cup respectfully.  Officers for the forthcoming year:- Captain: Paschal Troy, President Joe Slevin, Vice Captain Albert Kelly, committee members Dermot Moylan, Seamie Breen, William Madden, John Dwyer, Aidan Farrelly, Tom Rigney, Declan Gath and ex-officio Sean Moylan.

     

    For your diary

    Men’s 9 Hole Turkey Competition ongoing.

    Men’s 14 Hole next weekend.

    Seniors on Thursday 7 Dec at 9.45. Annual dinner that evening at 7 pm. Music  by Richie and Pat  Do come along. For a great evening’s entertainment

     

    Subscriptions are now due and Joan in the office will be glad to receive same

     

    Christmas Draw. Please return your completed tickets on or before Friday 22nd December.

     

    The Men’s Winter/Spring League for 2017/18 is now up and running.  Check the Men’s Locker Room for all rules and regulations.  Please note that all entries fees must be paid in advance of playing. The League is sponsored by Birr Golf Shop and Driving range. Many thanks to Michael Horan.

     

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st:  Paul Bennett, A.Joyce, T.Duffy  (64 pts); 2nd: B.Donlon, D.Hanniffy, S.Guinan, D.O’Sullivan  (62.3 pts)

     

    Men’s Results. 14 Hole – 1st Laurence McGarry 35pts, 2nd Joe Daly 32 pts, 3rd Liam O’Brien 32pts.

    9 Hole Turkey – Cat. 1 Seamie Breen 23pts., Cat. 2 Liam O’Brien & Martin Young 22pts., Cat. 3 Declan Hennessy 26pts. & Laurence McGarry 24pts.

    Lotto  bonus number was 38. Won by Mary O’Gorman

     

    Bridge. 1st Roma Gilmartin/Denise O’Hare.  2nd Joanne Loughnane/Frank Doorley

     

    Ladies

    14h Hamper ongoing.

    9h Turkey ongoing.

    Christmas Party on Sunday 10 December at 5 pm.

    Winter League sponsored by Super Valu. Entries in Locker room

  • Golfing in the Glenns 12 Dec 2017

    Seniors

    The seniors had their Christmas outing on Thursday last in the club. The evening got off to a fine start with a splendid dinner served up by Alan and his staff. All enjoyed the meal and were welcomed by our incoming captain Paschal Troy. Paschal in his first official function was delighted to attend, thanked the committee for inviting him and wished all a very successful 2018 golfing season and a very happy Christmas.

    After the meal our regular MC Michael Liffey welcomed musicians Richie Burke and Pat Conlon. Michael had no difficulty in getting the members to take to the boards and perform. There was a wide range of contributions from ballads to popular numbers both ancient and modern, poetic pieces plus a selection of non-risque jokes.

    A very enjoyable evening was had by all. To conclude, Michael thanked all especially his elves Michael Ashe and Bernard McGurk  who were part of the organisation. Our host Francie as usual catered religiously to the needs of the thirsty

     

    Results

    Bridge. 1st Mary Kerins/Theresa Fealy. 2nd Henry Haverty/Paddy Deegan.

    Lotto Bonus number was 28. Winner was Cormac Moylan.

     

    For your diary

    14h Hamper ongoing.

    9h Turkey ongoing.

    Seniors on Thursday 14th at 9.45.

    Presentation of Christmas hampers and turkeys on Friday 22nd at 6pm.

     

    Christmas Draw

    Please return all Christmas draw cards for draw on Friday 21st  

  • Golfing in the Glenns 19 Dec 2017

    Monster Christmas Draw

    The Monster Christmas Draw will take place on Friday next 22nd December at 8pm. If you have not already done so, can you please return your tickets to the Clubhouse asap whether completed or not?

    Many thanks for all your help during this necessary fundraiser activity for Birr Golf Club.

     

    Ladies’ Golf

    The recent weather conditions meant that things have been quiet.

    9 Hole Turkey and 14 Hole Hamper sponsored by Paul Boyd Butcher is ongoing.

    Draw for the Winter League sponsored by Supervalu is now posted, so captains please make sure your team get rounds played on time.

    We had to postpone our Christmas party so we will have a New Year Get Together in early January. 

    Presentation of all outstanding prizes will take place on Friday 22nd Dec in the clubhouse.

    Glenn Eagles Christmas outing.

    There was a great atmosphere and Christmas cheer for the Glenn Eagles ladies’ lunch on Thursday  30 Nov.There was a fine turnout with only a few unable to make it .Everybody enjoyed a gorgeous lunch and good craic was had by all. Winners on the day were: 1st Emer Hanniffy, Margo Regan and Renagh Haverty 30 nett. 2nd Mary Lonergan,Bernie McTague and Therese Kennedy 31.6.  Nearest pin on 3rd  was Sheila Brennan. On  8th was Mary Lonergan 

    The ladies would like to wish everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas and good golf in 2018. 

    Lotto bonus number 8. Winner Tom Moylan.

     

    Men’s Golf

    14 Hole – 1st William Madden 35pts, 2nd Brendan Carroll 33 pts, 3rd Albert Kelly 32pts. 4th Thady Clancy 32pts, & 5th Michael McGarry 32pts.

    9 Hole Turkey – Cat. 1 Fergus Garland 22pts., Cat. 2 William Madden 23pts., Cat. 3 John Fleury 23pts.

    Winter/Spring League.

    The Men’s Winter/Spring League for 2017/18 is now up and running. Check the Men’s Locker Room for all rules and regulations. Please note that all entry fees must be paid in advance of playing.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 21 Dec at 9.45

    9h Ongoing.

    Winter/Spring League ongoing Sponsored by Michael Horan Golf Shop and Driving Range.

    Presentation of Christmas hampers etc.on Friday 22nd at 5.30. Christmas Draw at 8pm.

    Vouchers are now available in the Club. Please contact Joan for a very acceptable Christmas voucher

  • Golfing in the Glenns 26 Dec 2017

    Results

    9h Joe Daly 20 pts.

    Seniors 1st John Fleury, John Carroll, Tom King and Michael Chaloner 69 pts.  2nd Arthur Joyce, Jerome Molloy, Paddy Grealy and Tom Nestor 65 pts.

     

    Bridge 

    1st Henry Haverty/Paddy Deegan . 2nd Joanne Loughnane/Frank Doorley.  3rd Tie Tom McGee/Denise O’Hare and Yvonne Bolton/PhyllisLandy.

    Tuesday 12th.  1st Rome Gilmartin/Lena Guinan.  2ndMary Kerins/Theresa Fealy.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday December 28th at 9.45.

    14h Stableford ongoing.

    Winter/ Spring league ongoing. Sponsored by Michael Horan Golf Shop and Driving Range.

     

    Christmas Draw

    Our Christmas draw took place on Friday 21st. Captain Mary Bolger and President Bernadette McTague complimented the members on the fantastic success of the draw They noted that a very substantial amount was raised at a time of the year when funds are needed. They thanked all for having made such a  success of the draw and wished the winners happy days with the spendings.

    The winners were; 1st Brian Broderick  2nd Tony McCormack. 3rd Carmel Horan. 4th Paul Heather. 5th Kay Kelly.  6th Kerrie Farrelly and Free Sub winner was Paddy Byrne.

     

    Ladies

    Results 

    9 Hole Turkey sponsored by David Corbett. 1st Trish Rowland 10 22pts. 2nd Kay Kelly 26 21pts. 3rd Sheila Brennan 14 20pts.

    9 Hole Turkey sponsored by Paul Boyd. 1st Denise Delaney 21 21pts. 2nd Eileen Delaney 30 20pts. 3rd Mary Lonergan 22 20pts. 

    9 Hole Turkey sponsored by Hanlons. 1st Liz Paddy 21 22pts 2nd Trish Rowland 10 24pts - 3 penalty 3rd Sheila Brennan 14 20pts -1penalty.

    9 Hole Turkey sponsored by Supervalu. 1st Rita Delaney 18 21pts 2nd Mary Sullivan 20 21pts 3rd Mary Lonergan 22 20pts -1penalty 

    14 Hole Hamper sponsored by David Corbett. 1st Trish Rowland 10 37pts 2nd Denise Delaney 21 36pts 3rd Mary Bolger 22 36pts 

    14 Hole Hamper sponsored by Paul Boyd. 1st Trish Rowland 10 36pts -3 penalty 2nd Mary Sullivan 20 30pts 3rd Eileen Delaney 30 28pts

    The ladies wish everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas and good golf in 2018.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 09 Jan 2018

    New Year

    The Management Committees wish all our members a very happy New Year and a very successful golfing season. The Winter/Spring league is ongoing and hopefully the indifferent weather will clear up and allow our golfers to reclaim the fairways.

     

    For your Diary

    Seniors on Thursday 11 Jan at 9.45.

    14h Stableford ongoing.

    Spring/Winter  league sponsored by Michael Horan’s Golf Shop and Driving range ongoing.

    Bridge on Tuesday 16 Jan. at 10.00 

      

    Ladies

    The weather hasn't been great for golf recently but if you do get out, you have a 14 hole hamper sponsored by Hanlons or a 9 hole competition to play in.

    The winter league sponsored by Supervalu is underway. 3 rounds to be played by 27th January. 

    If ladies are interested in playing on club teams for 2018, please enter your name, handicap and preferred team on the notice in the locker room before Wednesday 10th January. 

  • Golfing in the Glenns 16 Jan 2018

    Winter/Spring League

    The Men’s Winter/Spring League for 2017/18 is now up and running. Check the Men’s Locker Room for all rules and regulations. Please note that all entry fees must be paid in advance of playing. The Quarter Finals are provisionally fixed for Sunday 4 March.

     

    Results

    Men’s 14 Hole. 1st Sean Doorley 31pts. (Countback), 2nd Willie Madden 31pts.

    Seniors. 1st:  S.Bergin, D.Hanniffy, B.Bennett, F.Kenny  (59 pts); 2nd: B.Donlon, T.Duffy, L.Delaney, K.McDowell  (58 pts)

    Bridge 1st Tom/Mary McGee 2nd Roma Gilmartin/Lena Guinan

    Lotto bonus number was 6.  Winner:Mia Ryan.

     

    For your diary

    Winter/Spring league sponsored by Michael Horan’s Golf Shop and Driving Range. Ongoing.

    14h Stableford this week.

    Seniors on Thursday 18 Jan at 9.45.

    Bridge on Tuesday 22 Jan. at 10.00.

     

    Inter Club Competitions

    Yes it’s that time of year again when the Inter Club Competitions schedule  appear on the notice board. As usual the Glenns have entered for most of the traditional matches and we look forward to bringing home some trophies and pennants. The Barton Cup team is first off against Mount Temple on or before the 15th of April.  They are followed by our Provincial Towns’ team on or before 20th April also against Mount Temple. The practice and coaching now start in earnest.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 23 Jan 2018

    Results

    Bridge - 1st Henry Haverty/Paddy Deegan. 2nd  Tim Kenny/Gay Claffey.

    Lotto Bonus no. 34. Winner was Mary McGee.

     

    For your diary

    Winter/Spring league ongoing, Sponsor:Michael Horan’s Golf Shop and Driving Range. Holes 1 to 4 and 7 to 16.

    14h Stableford. Holes 1 to 4 and 7 to 16.

    Seniors on Thursday 25th at 9.45

    Bridge on Tuesday 30th  at 10.00

     

    Subscriptions

    Members should note that annual subscriptions are now due. Also our special offer of 450 euro and Social offer of  384 euro plus levy.

     

    Sympathy

    The members of Birr Golf Club wish to convey their sympathy to the sons Derek and Stephen and families of George Boyd who died at the weekend. George was  men’s captain in 2003. During that year he oversaw the launching of Tom Nestor’s 110 year splendid History of Birr Golf Club which recalls the founding of the Club, the major events in the Club’s history and many of the personalities who graced the Glenns over the years and are an integral part of its history. The Club members provided a Guard of Honour at Gorge’s removal with many recalling his entertaining sessions in the Club. May his gentle soul rest in peace.  

     

    Ladies

    Very little golf being played at the moment due to weather conditions, so the Winter League date for first three rounds is extended to 30th January. You can start the second three rounds from 24th January.

    9 Hole and 24  Hole competitions are ongoing. 

  • Golfing in the Glenns 30 Jan 2018

    SPRING LEAGUE

    The spring league sponsored by Michael Horan Golf Shop & Driving Range is currently played over holes 1 - 4 & 7 - 16 all up todate scores have been posted on the sheet in the men's locker room.

     

    INTER CLUB

    A full list of the our inter club fixtures dates and venues is on display in the men's locker room team managers will be selected shortly.

     

    SUBSCRIPTIONS

    Members should note that the annual subscriptions are now due. Also our special offer of €450  and social offer of €360 plus GUI/ILGU levy contact Joan in the office for further details.

     

    SOCIETIES

    Societies and visitors are most welcome to Birr Golf Club we believe we are the perfect location for the golf enthusiasts. We at Birr golf club believe that societies get value for money and we aim to provide a great day out for all golfers because of our central location we are only a short distance from the motorway with a top class golf course, bar & restaurant, golf shop & driving range. Thank you to all the visitors for your positive feedback. So why not plan your visit to Birr Golf Club Looking forward to meeting you in 2018. For further details on bookings & rates contact Joan 057 9120082 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

     

    RESTAURANT

    The restaurant is open Saturday from 1pm to 5pm and Sunday serving lunch from 12.30 to 4pm. 3 courses €20. 2 courses €17. Your support would be most welcome.

     

    BRIDGE RESULTS

    1st Tom & Mary McGee

    2nd Aileen Anderson & Cecilia Doorly and Roma Gilmartin & Lena Guinan.

     

    DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

    Bridge every Tuesday morning 10am organised by Mary O Gorman.

    Seniors every Thursday organised by Michael Ashe & Michael Liffey.

     

    LOTTO

    This week's lotto number is 10 and the winner is Willie Madden.

     

    Ladies Golf Notes

     The date to complete the first 3 rounds of the winter league sponsored by Supervalu has been extended to 6th February due to the bad weather conditions.  Rounds 4, 5 and 6 may be played also. 

    There is also a 9 hole competition running.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 30 Jun 2015

    Junior Golf

    All juniors should note that Junior competitions will run on every Monday morning at 10 am until the end of August. Please come along and enjoy  some very pleasant golf with all your fellow golfers.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thurs. morning at 9.45  Glenn Eagles at 12 noon

    Rugby Classic  from 1pm to 4pm Friday 3 July

    Societies on Saturday from 10.30 to 12..00 4 July

    Intermediate Scratch Cup . Handicap 10 to 20. On Sunday 5 July

    Inter Club. South Leinster Birr V Thurles. 3pm Sunday 5 July.  Good luck to the team and managers Eddie Nevin and Alan Naylor.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble . Monday at 4.30. All welcome. 

     

    Results 

    Seniors. 1st J Carroll ,l P Spain, K Mc Dowell, 41. 2nd C Loughnane, P Grealy, P Walshe, 42.

    President’s Mixed. 1st Brendan Hoare, Kay Kelly, Trish Rowland  26.6;  2nd Theresa Feely, Aileen Watkins, Ollie Nugent  27.25

     

    Glenn Eagles

    1st Theresa Fealy, Mary O’Brien,Gail Kelly and June Caroll 45 pts. 2nd Aileen Watkins,Roma Gilmartin, Therese Kennedy and Margaret McDonagh 40 pts. 3rd Martina O’Brien,Bernie McTague and Rita Enright 38pts.  Nearest pin on 2nd Lady Capt. Pauline Needham. On 8th Marie Keane..

    Open Tuesday 18h Stableford 1st Laurence Smith. (7) 38pts. 

    Lotto.  Nos. drawn were: 2,11,18 and 29.  No 4. One match 3 was Mary O’Brien. Jackpot is 3,800 euro.  

     

    Ladies

    Results

    Ladies’ Open Day sponsored by AIB Bank, Birr. 1st Caroline Mc Carthy (19) 41pts; 2nd Theresa Fealy (23) 36pts; 3rd Yvonne Boland (23) 36pts.

    Visitors’ Prize: Margaret Wilkinson (16) Courtown, 30pts.

     

    Mr Presidents Day. 9H for the Ladies. 1st Brid Guinan (32) 17pts; 2nd Sheila Brennan (16) 17pts; 3rd Gemma Butler (8) 16pts.

     

    Competitions

    Wed. July 8th.  Sisters/Mothers & Daughters Competition. The format will be Scotch Foursomes and this annual event is kindly sponsored by Mary O’Gorman.

    Also on that day a separate 18H Stableford Competition will run for those who do not qualify to play in Sisters/Mothers & Daughters Competition.

    2Ball Better Ball Competition on-going.

    9H on-going.

     

    Sympathy

    The members offer deepest sympathy to Mary Bolger and her family on the death of her mother Josie Quane in Oola last week. Also to Larry Lyons  and his family on the death of his mother Bridie in Caltra at the weekend

  • Golfing in the Glenns 09 Jun 2015

    Midsummer Classic

    Arrangements are well ahead for our Club’s Midsummer  fund raising Classic. This will take place on Friday and Saturday 19th and 20th  of June. In conjunction with the golf we will have a BBQ. On Saturday night there will be music with spot prizes and fun. Everyone is welcome. Entry fee for a team of four is €120. The first prize is 4 flat screen TVs.  For your tee time, please contact Joan or Francie at 057 912 0082.

     

    President’s Prize

    President Frank Kenny had his days literally in the sun on Saturday and Sunday . Despite the recent bad weather both days held up well and excellent golf was enjoyed by all the members. At the presentation on Sunday evening  Frank thanked all who played and  the Committee who organised the days. He congratulated his fellow Banagher man Tony McCormack on winning  his prize with a nett score of 68 off a handicap of 16. Frank also thanked Banagher Concrete for their generous sponsorship and wished the Company every success.

     

    President’s Prize results

    Winner: Tony McCormack (16) 68. 2nd Dermot Nolan (22) 70. 3rd Paschal Troy (13) 70. Gross: Declan Gath (2) 73. 4th Christy Purcell (6) 72.  5th Dermot Moylan (9) 73. 6th Brian Doyle (11) 73. 7th Pat Moylan (9) 73. Past President Denis Duffy.

     

    President’s Scramble. 1st Carmel Kelly, Trish Guinan and Christy Purcell.

    Tuesday Open. 1st Dermot Moylan (9) 34. 2nd Pat Maher ((6) 34.

    Lotto. Nos drawn were 1,13,23and 36. No match 4 nor 3. Lucky Dips were: Brendan Delaney The Seal Team and John Connell

     

    Seniors: 1st P Spain, C Mc Garry, P Walshe, 77. 2nd J Carroll, T Clancy, K Mc Dowell, 73.  Meet for golf in Portumna at 10.00 on Wednesday morning. Note day and time.

     

    For your diary

    GUI Play offs for Jimmy Bruen Trophy. Course booked for Saturday and Sunday . Check time sheet for vacancies all this week

    South Leinster Inter Club  versus Templemore . 2.30 on Saturday

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble . Monday the 15th  June 4.30 All welcome.

    Open Tuesday 16th  18h Stableford.;

    Golf Club Classic 19th and 20th June. Contact Joan of Francie at 0579120082

     

    Inter Club

    Best of luck to the South Leinster team and Managers Eddie Nevin and Alan Naylor in their match against Templemore at the weekend 

     

    Ladies

    Results

    18H Singles sponsored by Michael Horan, the Golf Shop. 1st Maura Flannery (19) 38pts; 2nd Denise Delaney (26) 38pts; 3rd Gemma Butler (8) 36pts.

    9-Hole April-May. 1st Therese Kennedy (32) 20pts;  2nd Mary Sullivan (18) 18pts;  3rd Rita Delaney (19) 17pts.

    Countess of Granard. 1st Martina O Brien (10 ) & Rita Delaney(20) 33pts; 2nd Anne Frawley (11)  & Denise Delaney (26) 32pts.

     

    Glenn Eagles

    1st Mary Ryan,Marie Keane and Mary McGee 29.2  2nd Martina O’Brien, Bernie McTague, Majella Duffy and Rita Enright 31.5.  3rd Ena Guilfoyle,Colette O’Brien and Mary Dolan, 31.9

    . Nearest Pin on 2nd Ena Guilfoyle . on 8th Mary McGee..

     

    Competitions

    Wed. June10th. 18H Singles sponsored by Liam Butler.

    Fri. 19th & 20th June Annual Golf Classic.

    9H on-going.

     

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 23 Jun 2015

    Midsummer Classic

    Our mMidsummer Classic which was held on Friday and Saturday last week was an outstanding success. At the presentation of prizes on Saturday night Chairperson Bernie Meagher was especially grateful to all the members and visiting clubs who entered teams and contributed so much  both  financially and socially. She praised in particular the organising committee of Margaret Feehan, Brendan O’Carroll, Theresa Fealy, Capt. Des McDowell, Pres. Frank Kenny, Frank Horan, Frank Kearns and Michael Coghlan who all worked tirelessly over the past few months to make the event such a success.

    She thanked especially Brendan and Martina O’Carroll of Premier Insulations for their most generous sponsorship. She wished the Company every success and declared we have always valued their sponsorship.  Brendan said he was delighted to have contributed towards making the Classic such a success and appreciated the hard work put in by Bernie and her Committee.  He was happy to see that four great supporters of the Club, John Kelly, Jim Hamill, Thady Clancy and Joe Daly from Ferbane had won his prize.

    Captain Des McDowell noted the hard work of the ground staff . They were willing to work at awkward hours to have the course in tip top condition. The many visitors were high in their praise of the greens and fairways. He thanked Nigel and his staff for the quality and excellence of the food provided. All in all the Classic was an outstanding success. It was clear that the good old days are back again.

     

    Results

    Midsummer Classic

    1st John Kelly, James Hamill, Thady Clancy and Joe Daly.  98pts. 

    2nd    Shauna Carroll, Martin Ryan, Pat Delahunty and John Stokes 97 pts.

    3rd  Tony Ryan, Martin Ryan, John Ryan and Finbarr Ryan 95pts  4th Tony McCormack, Brendan O’Carroll, Frank Kenny, Brendan Claffey 95pts.

    All Ladies team: Marie Keane, Carmel Ryan, Jo Conniffe and Sheila Brennan 93 pts. 

    5th Tom Enright, Michael Coughlan, Brian Guinan and Martin Young 95pts.

    6th Leslie O’Meara, Martin Kennedy, Stephen Madden and Matt Donoghue 94 pts.

    7th Brandon Beale, Benny Beale, Pat Scully and Liam Guilfoyle 93pts.

    8th Tim Kenny, Annette Kenny, Tom Wright and John Grehan 92 pts.

    9th Niall McIntyre, Aidan McIntyre, Michael Liffey and Vincent Liffey 92pts.

    Longest drive: Eric Byrne.  Ladies longest drive: Helen Egan (Tullamore).  Ladies nearest pin Kathleen Doorley. Men’s nearest pin:  Ollie Nugen. 16th nearest line: Alan Naylor and Liam Hart. Driver for a fiver: Michael Ryan (Roscrea). Hole in one at 2nd :Mary O’Gorman

    Seniors. 1st J Carroll, P Spain, K mc Dowell, 41. 2nd C Loughnane, P Grealy, P Walshe, 42.

    Tuesday Open. 1st Simon Hogan (6) 34pts. 2nd Padraig Nolan (10) 33pts.

    Sunday Open Darragh Claffey (8) 38pts.  2nd Laurence Smith (8) 38pts.

     

    Lotto

    Nos. drawn were; 1,20,22 and 31.  No 4 nor 3. Three lucky dips were:Simon Hogan, Mary Sullivan and Sheila Brennan

     

    For your diary

    Seniors: Thurs. 25th 9.45.  Glenn Eagles 12 noon.

    Inter Club. Seniors v Waterford in Carlow. Managers Padraig Moylan and Pat Maher.

    Societies. Saturday.

    Inter Club. Birr v Castle Barna. Sunday 28 June at 4.30 pm. 4 Home 3 Away.

    Ladies Open. Sunday 28th.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble. Mon. 29th 4.45.

    Open Tuesday. 18h Stableford. All welcome.

     

    Inter Club

    Best of luck to our Senior Cup team under managers Padraig Moylan and Pat Maher in the qualifying round in Carlow on Saturday..

    Also to our Moore Cup team in their match against Castle Barna on Sunday. The team under manager Liam Delaney is:  At home: Sean Bergin, Liam  Guilfoyle, Jeremy Plunkett and Liam Hogan. Playing away; John Hogan, Pat Scully and Frank Kenny.

     

    Ladies

    Competitions

    9H on-going.

    2-Ball Better-Ball Competition Sat. June 13th to Sat. June 27th.

    Open Day June 28th. 18H Singles sponsored by AIB.

    July 8th Sisters/Mothers & Daughters Open Scotch Foursomes sponsored by Mary O’Gorman..An 18H Singles will also be held on the day for those who do not qualify to enter Sisters/Mothers &.Daughters Competition.

    Hole in One. Congratulations to Mary O Gorman who had a Hole-in-One on the 2nd while playing in the Midsummer  Classic.

    Teams. Congratulations to our Ladies Junior Cup team who had a comprehensive win over Carlow in Portarlington. On the team were Anne Kenny, Martina O'Brien, Gemma Butler, Vera Smyth and Shauna Carroll. Manager Rita Delaney.

    Presidents’ Scramble. 1st A.Gough, J.Kelly, G. Young, 25.8; 2nd K.Kelly, A.Spain, B.Guinan, 26.13.

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    Captain’s Medal

    Well done to Michael Horan on winning the Captain’s Medal with a score of 67 nett off 1 handicap. 2nd Aidan Farrelly (15) 68 nett; Gross Declan Gath (1) 72; 3rd Matt Dudley (11) 69 nett.

     

    Results

    Open Tuesday Singles. 1st Paddy Byrne (27) 39 pts; 2nd Michael Horan (1) 34 pts.

    Seniors. Seniors. 1st D Johnston, D Duffy, H Rigney, 79; 2nd T Mc Tague, P Byrne, P Spain, 78.

    Prize Day, Thurs. July 16th.

     

    Inter Club Teams

    Congrats to the Tudenham Cup team who beat Castleblayney 3/2 in Mullingar last Saturday. The team are as follows: Christy Purcell & Paschal Troy, John Dwyer & Liam Cashen, Ger Gath & Pat Molloy, Seamie Breen & Brendan Hoare, Fergus Garland & John Murphy. The team managers are Francie Horan & Brian Guinan, Next round is against Castlebarna. 

     

    Lotto

    Numbers drawn: 13,15, 29,34. No match 4, no match 3. Three lucky dip winners: Barry Davis, Seamie & Rita Breen, Richard Johnston. Next weeks jackpot is €4,000.

     

    Junior Golf

    18 1st Conor Guilfoyle 46. 2nd Niall Bradley 41. 3rd Kevin O’Keeffe 39.   9h 1st Oliver Cusack 32. 2nd Colin Farrelly 34. 3rd Ronan Bergin 30.

    Loughnane Cup ongoing.

    McGarry Cup next Monday 20th .

     

    Societies

    Sat 18th. 1st tee reserved from 8.30 - 3.30 pm societies

    Sat 18th. Sunrise Inn Golf Society incorporating friends of Ian Smyth day.Tee times available ph 057 9120082 for timesheet..

     

    Dates For Your Diary

    Tuesday 14th Open Singles, Ladies and Gents and every Tuesday.

    Saturday 18th. Societies.

    Sunday 19th .18h Stableford.

    Monday 20th .Presidents’ Mixed Scramble 4.30.

    Tuesday 21st. O’Moore Cup v Delvin Castle. Team Manager Liam Delaney & Brian Guinan.

    Wednesday 22nd & Sat 25th.  Lady Captain’s Prize (Pauline Needham).

    Friday 24th Drumcullen GAA Classic.

    Friday 31st St Rynagh’s GAA Classic..

    Stage Guild Classic. Friday 14th August.

     

    Presidents’ Scramble

    Winners; Ena Guilfoyle, Kay Kelly and Dick Johnston. 28.13.

     

    Ladies

    Sisters/Mother & Daughter Open Competition

    Conditions were perfect last Wednesday July 8th for the annual Sisters/Mother & Daughter Competition .This competition has a long tradition in the club, running now for 23 years. Mary O Gorman kindly sponsored the competition and two beautiful trophies were presented to the worthy winners.

    Winners  of the Sisters Competition were Majella Gibbons(23) and Nuala Cashen(30) with 44pts.

    Winners of the Mother & Daughter Competition were Denise Delaney(25) and Patrice Delaney(3) with 40pts.

     

    Results

    18H Singles Wed July 8th. 1st Theresa Fealy (23) 40pts; 2nd Lady Captain Pauline Needham (22) 36pts.

    9H June/July. 1st Mary Mc Gee (36) 21 pts; 2nd Shauna Carroll (12) 19 pts; 3rd Eileen Delaney (31) 19 pts.

     

    Competitions

    Wed. 11th. 18H Singles sponsored by Ann McIntyre and Vera Smyth.

     

    Lady Captains Prize

    All ladies are looking forward to this year’s Lady Captain’s Prize, which will be held over two days. Round one will take place on Wed. July 22nd and the list for draw entry is currently posted in the locker room. The final round will be held Saturday July 25th followed by the Prizegiving Dinner and entertainment.

     

    The Glenns Restaurant

    The Glenns Restaurant opening hours are 1pm - 8pm Tuesday to Sunday and all are welcome.

     

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to TJ Cahir and his family on the death of his brother Father Tony at the weekend. Father Tony was a special friend of the Glenns and on many occasions celebrated the Annual Mass for the deceased members of the Club. Father Tony was a friend to all and will be sadly missed by the extended Birr community. Í measc na naomh go raibh sé. 

  • Golfing in the Glenns 07 Jul 2015

    For your diary

    Seniors Thurs. 9 July 9.45.  Glenn Eagles 12 noon.

    Societies. Sat. An Post 9 am to 1pm.

    Captain’s Medal  Saturday Afternoon and Sunday all day.

    Monday . President’s Mixed Scramble  4.30.

    Tuesday Open 18h Stableford. All welcome.

    Midland Boys. Monday 10 August.

     

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st C Mc Garry, M Liffey, E Døorley, 80. 2nd T Duffy, K Mc Dowell, M Dempsey, 76. 3rd D O Sullivan. T Wright. E Døorley. 41. 4th

    S Ryan, C Loughnane, B Mc Gurk, 41.

    For your diary.  Prize Day Thurs. July 16th.

     

    Intermediate Scratch Cup

    1st John Murphy 79.  2nd Brendan Hoare 80.  3rd Ger Claffey 82.  Nett Mick Cleare (18) 67.

    Tuesday open. 1st Paddy Byrne (27) 34 pts  2nd David Mullins (12) 34 pts.

    Lotto , Nos. drawn were: 11,20,31 and 35.  No match 4 nor 3. Luck dip winners were: Edddie Doorley, Arthur Jackson and Sorcha and Eoin Moylan

     

    Junior Golf. `

    9 Hole. Paul Stokes.  18h  1st Kevin O’Keeffe 38 pts. 2nd James Nolan 38pts  Student; Eric Byrne  67 gross.

    Junior Captain is Kevin O’Keeffe.

    Loughnane Cup  Match play. Entry sheet in locker room.

    Midland Boys’ Cup on Monday 10th August.

     

    Presidents’ Mixed. Winners: Trish Rowland, Amy Carroll, Brendan Hoare. 27.25.

     

    Ladies

    Results

    Ladies Open Day sponsored by AIB Bank, Birr.

    1st Caroline Mc Carthy (19) 41pts;;

    2nd Theresa Fealy (23) 36pts;

    3rd  Susan Reidy (10) 36pts;

    4th Yvonne Boland (23) 36pts;

    Visitors Prize ; Margaret Wilkinson (16) Courtown  30pts.

     

    2 Ball Better  Ball sponsored by Rita Delaney & Liz Pardy. 

    1st Eileen Delaney (31) & Theresa Fealy (23) 44pts;

    2nd Angie Hough (20) & Lena Guinan (32) 44pts;

    3rd Carmel Ryan (26) & Kathleen Doorley (14) 44pts.

     

    Competitions

    Wed. July 8th.  Sisters/Mothers& Daughters Competition. The format will be Scotch Foursomes and this annual event is kindly sponsored by Mary O’Gorman.

    Also on same day a separate 18H Singles Stableford Competition will run for those who do not qualify to play in Sisters/Mothers & Daughters Competition.

    Sat. 11th & Wed. 15th 18H Singles Stableford sponsored by Ann McIntyre & Vera Smyth.

    Ladies Captain’s Prize  Round One. Wed. July 22nd and Final Round Sat 25th.

    9H on-going.

     

    Junior Girls

    Junior Girls Golf is up and running at 10am every Monday morning and coaching with Bobby King at 2.30pm every Friday.

    Good luck and enjoy ILGU outing in Athy on Wednesday.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 25 Aug 2015

    Captain’s Prize

    Heartiest congratulations to PJ Lowry on a magnificent win  in the Captain’s prize on Sunday. Despite nasty weather conditions PJ  returned a nett 62 to add to his 65 on the previous Sunday. By returning a nett 127 PJ led runner up Albert Kelly by 5 shots.  Certainly the Lowry clan continue to make headlines on the golf courses. Long may the victories continue.  Members should note that the prize giving will take place next Saturday at 9pm. All welcome.

     

    Results

    Captain’s  Prize

    1st PJ Lowry (15) 65+62=127.  2nd Albert Kelly (7) 67+67=134.  3rd Pat Madden (8) 69+66=135. 4th Gross: John Dwyer (2) 71+73=144. 4th Brendan Hoare (8) 68+67=135. 5th Eddie Nevin (18) 66+70=136.  6th Paschal Troy (8)  62+74=136.  7th Enda Carroll (11) 70+67= 137.  John Carroll (15) 73+73=140. Past Captains: John Murphy (11) 139 nett. Veterans: Brian Guinan 139 nett  1st 9: Tom Murtagh 63 nett

     

    Presidents’ Scramble. Winners: Kay Kelly, Theresa Fealy, Phil Flynn  28.6.

     

    Junior results. Captain Kevin O’Keefe’s prize.  1st Shane Murphy 42pts. 2nd Niall Bradley 41pts. Gross:James Nolan 27pts. 3rd Kieran Riley 37pts. Student:Aaron Murtagh 37pts..   9h . 1st Colin Farrelly 32pts. 2nd Niall Lyons 34pts. 3rd Eanna Mulhare  and Barry Kearns 35pts.

    Junior  and Senior Foursomes on Saturday 5th Sept at 1.30.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors. Thurs. 27th 9.45. Prize giving.  Glenn Eagles 12 noon.

    Sat./Sun. 29/30th Alf Regan Cup.

    Captain’s  Prizes  on Saturday 29th  at 9pm. Please note date and time.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble 4.30. All welcome.

    Open Tuesday  18h Stableford. All welcome.

     

    Lotto

    Well done to John Murphy on winning the Lotto jackpot of 4,500 euro on Sunday. The numbers drawn were: 7,17,24 and 31.

     

    Congratulations

    Congrats to Tom Wright and Shane Murphy (Junior golfer) who both had holes in one at the 2nd last Thursday.  Also well done to Dinny Duffy on winning the Captain’s prize in the Lorrha parish outing on Saturday. An example of keeping it in the  family as his son Denis is Captain of the Society.

     

    Ladies

    Competitions

    Glenns Trophy Competition starts Sat. Aug. 29th until Sept 26th.

    Ladies 2-Ball Team Event sponsored by Kathleen Doorley and Mary Sullivan has been extended.

    On-going: Ladies 3-Ball Scramble sponsored by Mary Byrne, Theresa Fealy & Mary McGee.

    9H Stableford on-going.

    Junior Cup Final

    Best wishes to our Junior Cup Team and managers  Lady President Agnes and Rita Delaney who will play Enniscorthy in the Final in Tullamore on Saturday Aug. 29th.  Playing for Birr are Ann Kenny, Vera Smyth, Shauna Carroll, Martina O’Brien and Gemma Butler.

     

    Sympathy

    The members express deepest sympathy to Brian Guinan and his family on the death of his sister Dilly Proudfoot in Staines, Middlesex last week.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 04 Aug 2015

    Inter Club

    Hard luck on our Jimmy Bruen team in the finals of the Leinster championship at the Royal Dublin on Saturday. The morning semi final saw Birr defeat Naas by3/2. In the afternoon final we came up against Greystones who won by 3/2.  Luck was not on our side in the deciding match which was won by Greystones on the 17th.  The team and manager Albert Kelly are to congratulated on such an excellent series of wins over the season. The team was: Seamie Breen/Pat Molloy, Tommy Hogan/Aaron Murtagh, Albert Kelly/Dermot Moylan, Simon Hogan/Enda Carroll and Fergus Garland/Brendan Hoare.  Other members of the panel were: David Mullins, Pat Doyle, John Kelly, Joe Slevin, Tom Moylan and Paschal Troy.  Many thanks are due to all.

     

    Results

    Seniors: 1st M Ashe, D Duffy, J Molloy, J Plunkett, 86. 2nd T Wright, B Guinan, J Carroll, 80.

     

    Presidents’ Scramble winners: Paul Stokes, Niall Lyons, Aidan Fitzgerald, 27.7.

     

    Tuesday singles. 1st Billy Donlon (2) 37pts. 2nd Sean Moylan (9) 37 pts.

     

    Sunday  1st Liam McCabe (24) 41 pts. 2nd Alan Hennessy (12) 37 pts.  3rd Brian Doyle (11) 37pts

    Lotto nos. Drawn; 3,15,22 and 24. No 4 nor 3. Lucky dips were: George Manzor, Michael Grogan and Joe Lyons

     

    For your diary

    Seniors Thurs 6 August 9.45.

    Irish Aviation golf Challenge. Friday 7th  Both 9.s booked  until 5pm. Organiser is Se Pardy

    Men’s Captain’s prize to ladies. Sunday 9th  Also Lady Captain’s  prize to men.,

    Inter Club. Tudenham Cup. Birr v Castlebarna. 1pm  Sunday 9th  3 matches at home.

    Midland Boys’ Cup. Monday 10th  For time sheet. Ring 0579120082

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble Mon. 10th 4.45. All welcome.

     

    Congratulations

    To Barry Davis on getting a hole in one at the 14th  Well done Barry. 

     

    Ladies

    Results 

    Congratulations to Emer Hanniffy who emerged winner of the Match Play Trophy and to Rita Delaney who won the Plate. Well done also to Aileen Watkins who played against Emer in the Final and to Theresa Fealy who was runner-up in the Plate Competition.

     

    Up-Coming Events

    Wed. Aug 5th Two-Person Team Event: Fourball Better-Ball Open Stableford Competition., any combination Ladies & Gents. Kindly sponsored by R&R Jewellery (Patricia Rowland). Also prize for best dressed in Vintage Costume. Use timesheet 057 912 008.

    Sat. 8th & Wed. 12th Aug. 18H Competition sponsored by Laurenzo Hair Design.

    Sun 9th Aug. Mr. Captain’s Prize to Ladies. 

    On-going: Ladies 3Ball Scramble sponsored by Mary Byrne, Theresa Fealy & Mary McGee.

    9H Stroke Competition.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 28 Jul 2015

    Inter Club

    Best of luck to our Jimmy Bruen team and their manager Albert Kelly in the Leinster Semi Final at The Royal Dublin on Saturday next at 8.30 am. . The panel to play Naas is: Aaron Murtagh, David Mullins, Pat Madden, Seamie Breen, John Kelly, Albert Kelly, Tom Hogan, Simon Hogan, Joe Slevin, Enda Carroll, Paschal Troy, Brendan Hoare, Pat Molloy and Fergus Garland. All support gratefully accepted. Don’t let the early start put you off.

     

    For your  diary

    Seniors. Thurs. 30th 9.45  Glenn Eagles at 12 noon

    St. Rynagh’s Classic Friday 31st. All day.

    Open Weekend. Friday,Saturday and Monday

    Open 18h Stableford.  Tuesday 4th August. All welcome.

    Various Vintage Week competitions. See programme. For details.

    Seniors Thurs. 4 August 9.45.

    Se Pardy Outing Friday 7th August.

    Midland Boys Monday 10th August.

     

    Results 

    18h Stableford. 1st Billy McGarry (+1) 41 pts. 2nd Ger Gath (40 37pts. 3rd Andy Masterson (9) 36 pts.

     

    Seniors. 1st C Finnerty, K Mc Dowell, T Wright, 42. 2nd H Rigney, T J Cahir, F Jackson, 42.

    Deepest sympathy was extended to the Cahir family and a minute’s silence. was observed as a mark of respect to the late Fr Tony Cahir.

     

    Presidents’ Scramble. Winners: Carmel Ryan, Tony McTague, Shauna Carroll  27.5.

    Open Tuesday 18h. 1st Ceilum King (12) 37pts. 2nd Brandon Beale (6) 37pts.

     

    Junior Golf

     McGarry Cup. Winner was David Mullins 66. 2nd Mark Haines 69. 3rd James Nolan 80 gross. Student:Aaron Murtagh

    9 hole. 1st Eanna Mulhare 32. 2nd Daragh Flynn 33.

    Lotto

    Nos. drawn were; 10,16,17 and 24. No match 4. One match 3 was Colette O’Brien. Winner of 100 euro. Jackpot is 4,200 euro.

     

    Down Syndrome Society

    Well done to Bobby King, Eric Byrne and David Mullins who played a 100 holes over The Glenns on Monday morning in aid of the Down Syndrome Society of Ireland. Well done to all three for their wonderful work in support of such a worthy cause.

     

    Lady Captain’s Prize

    Congratulations to Rita Delaney on winning Lady Captain Pauline Needham’s prize with an excellent score of 141. 

     

    Ladies

    Lady Captain’s Day 2015 sponsored by Liffey Mills Nationwide

    Lady Captain Pauline Needham celebrated her Prize Day with a feast of golf savoured by the ladies of Birr Golf club over 36 holes, played on Wednesday and Saturday last. This focal event in the club’s calendar was a tremendous success and enjoyed by all. The golfing was followed by a delicious dinner in the Glenns restaurant, the prizegiving and an evening of celebration.

    Following an engaging introduction by Lady President Agnes, Lady Captain Pauline spoke eloquently of her year as Lady Captain giving heartfelt  thanks to all who worked tirelessly throughout the year to support her in her role. She gave a special welcome to Pat Ryan from Liffey Mills Nationwide who kindly sponsored the event. She also welcomed her friends from Tullamore who travelled to join in her celebrations and  thanked all for their kind words, gifts and cards. Lady Captain Pauline took the opportunity to wish our Junior Cup team every success in the Finals at the end of August.

    Mr Pat Ryan, Liffey Mills Nationwide also spoke saying that he was delighted to be able to sponsor this event and appreciated the role such a club plays in bringing people together and developing community spirit.

    This year’s winner of the coveted Lady Captain’s Prize was Rita Delaney (20) with 141 nett.

    2nd Doreen McKenna (25) 142 nett.

    Gross was won by Ann B Kenny (8) 164 gross.

    3rd Denise Delaney (25) 143 nett

    Past Captain’s Prize was won by Bernadette McTague (21) 144 nett.

    4th Laura Nugent (17) 144nett.

    Class A (0-18) 1st Martina O Brien (10) 149 nett.

                          2nd Susan Reidy (10) 150 nett

    Class B (19-27) 1st Aileen Watkins (22) 145 nett.

                            2nd Ena Guilfoyle (20) 145 nett.

    Class C (28-36) 1st June Carroll (29) 150 nett.

                            2nd Eileen Delaney (31) 151 nett.

    Committee Prize winner was Liz Pardy (21) 148 nett.

    Best 18H on the first day  Mary Sullivan (19) 69pts.

    Best 18H on the second day Tori Baker (16) 74pts.

    The 9H competition winner was Carmel Kelly (34) 17pts.

    The Men’s 9H was won by Brendan Hoare (11) 25pts with John Connell (13) in second place with 23pts.

     

    Up-Coming Events

    Wed. July 29th Ladies 3Ball Scramble sponsored by Mary Byrne, Theresa Fealy & Mary McGee.

    Open Weekend 1st, 2nd, 3rd August.

    Wed. Aug 5th Open 4 Ball event. Any combination Ladies & Gents sponsored by R&R Jewellery (Patricia Rowland). Prize for best dressed in Vintage Costume.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 05 Jan 2016

    Special Offer

    A special offer of €450 for people new to the game is being offered. Please contact Joan in the office at 057 912 0082 who will give you details of terms and any conditions that may apply. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a vibrant club and enjoy the game of golf on a top of the range course.

     

    Direct Debit

    Members should note that direct debit payment is available now for all existing members for the 2016 season. Club vouchers are also available, so why not give a Birr Golf Club membership gift voucher for 2016?

     

    Change in the weather

    After weeks  of inactivity it was great to see so many intrepid golfers back on the course last Sunday.. All said that there were no flooded areas and that the greens have  held up very well. The good news from the Met people is that the rains are taking a rest for a week or so to give us some respite. Hopefully their forecasts come true. 

     

    For your diary

    Ongoing 14h Stableford

    Seniors on Thursday 27 at 9.45. New members very welcome.  Seniors annual dinner on Thursday 28 Jan.

    Bridge. Tuesday 12 Jan. 10 am. 

     

    Ladies

    9H Competition on-going
    14H Hamper sponsored by Hanlon's Butchers on-going
    Round 1 of Winter League Jan 2nd to 31st has commenced.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 26 May 2015

    Midsummer Classic

    Arrangements are well ahead for our Club’s Midsummer  fund raising Classic . This will take place on Friday and Saturday 19th and 20th  of June. In conjunction with the golf we will have a BBQ on Saturday night with music, spot prizes and fun. Everyone is welcome. Entry fee for a team of four is €120. The first prize is 4 flat screen TVS.  For your tee time please contact Joan or Francie at 057 9120082  

     

    For your diary

    Seniors. Thurs 28th at 9.45.

    Sat./Sun 30/31st  18h Singles

    Inter club Sat. 12.30 to 1.20 Barton Cup v Dunmurray Springs. Good luck to team and managers John Murphy and Fergus Garland

    Birr GAA Classic Mon.1st  Contact club for timesheet.

    Presidents’ Mixed Mon.1st June. Check time.

    Tuesday Open 18h Stableford. All welcome.

    Kenny Cup matchplay by June 7th

    Hackett Cup play by 27th May.

    Midsummer Classic and BBQ. Friday June 19th and Sat. June 20th.

     

     

    Results

    Seniors. Cat1. B Guinan 33, B Mc Gurk 27, M Liffey 26, T Mc Tague 26, A Joyce 25.

    Cat 2. E Nevin 34, C Mc Garry32, J Plunkett 31, G Claffey 29, P Walshe 27.

    Cat 3. D Kealy 29, L Hogan 29, S Bergin 29, T Nestor 26, T Murtagh 25.

    Cat 4. E Mc Donagh 31, P Grealy 26, P Byrne 22, K Mc Dowell 22, S Dennigan 22.

     

    Lady President’s Prize to men. 1st Eamonn Gormally (20) 42 pts. 2nd James Nolan (12) 39pts. Gross:Billy Donlon. 3rd Seamas Breen (7) 38pts.

    Tuesday Open 1st John Dwyer (2) 33 pts.

     

    Lotto. Nos drawn were : 4, 23,29 and 31. No match 4 nor 3. Three lucky dips were: Joe Slevin, Christy McGarry and Tony and Bernie McTague. Jackpot is €3,300. 

     

    Ladies

    Results

    Presidents Prize to the Ladies Sun. May 24th. 1st Vera Smyth (10) 71nett;  2nd  Laura Nugent (18) 71 nett; Gross:  Ann Kenny (8) 82 gross; 3rd Caroline McCarthy (19) 73nett; 4th  Evelyn  Lynch (22) 73 nett.

    18H Singles sponsored by Sheila Brennan. 1st Lady Captain Pauline Needham (21) )36 pts; 2nd Jo Conniffe (23) 33 pts; 3rd  Denise Delaney (26) 33 pts. 

     

    Glenn Eagles

    1st Margo Regan,Mary O’Brien and Lena Guinan. 30.4.  2nd Rita Enright,Majella Duffy, Olive Mulhaire and Gail Kelly 31.5. 3rd Theresa Fealy, Mary, Darcy and Mary Dolan 34.3. Nearest Pin on 2nd Collette O’Brien. On 8th; Olive Mulhaire.

     

    Competitions

    Sat. 23rd & Wed. 27th May. 18 H Singles Stableford GOY sponsored by David O Meara, Pharmacy Plus, Birr.

    Sat. May 30th & Wed. June 3rd. 18 H Singles Stroke GOY sponsored by Michael Horan at The Golf Shop.

    The Countess of Granard finishes next Sun. 31st May.

     9H ongoing.

     

    Sympathy

    The members offer deepest sympathy to Ena Guilfoyle and her family on the death of her brother Michael Lally in Birr last week.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 21 Jul 2015

    Inter Club

    Heartiest congratulations to our Jimmy Bruen team under manager Albert Kelly on a thrilling win over The Island in Craddockstown at the weekend. The team was: Seamie Breen/Pat Molloy; Fergus Garland/Brendan Hoare; Aaron Murtagh/Tom Hogan; Pat Doyle/John Kelly and Simon Hogan/Enda Carroll. The team has now reached the Leinster  semi-final which will be played in Royal Dublin on Saturday 1st August. They are wished the very best of luck.

     

    For your diary

    Inter Club. Michael Moore Cup.  Birr v Delvin Castle. At home: Liam Hogan, Liam Guilfoyle, Brendan Carroll and Sean Bergin.  Away are: Frank Kenny, John Hogan and Pat Scully The team and managers Liam Delaney and Brian Guinan are wished the best of luck  

    Seniors on Thurs. July 16th 9.45.

    Drumcullen GAA Classic on Friday 24. Contact Dermot Horan 087 688 7076.

    Lady Captain Pauline Needham’s Prize Sat.25th

    18h Stableford Sunday 26th

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble Monday 27th 4.45pm. Very enjoyable competition.

    Open Tuesday 18h Stableford. All welcome.

    St. Rynagh’s GAA Classic  Friday 31st July.

    Open weekend  Sat.1st/Sun.2nd August.

    Vintage Week See programme for various competitions.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st D Johnston, D Duffy, H Rigney, 79. 2nd T Mc Tague, P Byrne, P Spain, 78.

    Prize Day Thurs. July 16th.

    Presidents’ Scramble: winners: Mary McGee, Ollie Nugent and Carmel Ryan with 28.13.

    Sunday Stableford. 1st Brian Guinan(12) 38. 2nd Larry Lyons (14)37.  Gross:Billy McGarry 34.  3rd Michael Ashe (10) 37.

    Tuesday Open. 1st Brandon Beale (8) 42. 2nd Dermot Claffey (17) 40.

     

    Juniors

    18 hole. 1st David Mullins 40pts. 2nd Brandon Beale 37pts  3rd Kevin O’Keeffe 36pts.  9hole. 1st Kieran Guinan. 2nd Eanna Mulhare.

    Ongoing: Loughnane Cup Match Play.  Mon. 27 July. Scramble.

    Midland Boys on August 10th  

     

    Hole-in-one

    Congratulations to Captain Des McDowell on a hole-in-one at the 2nd.

     

    Lotto

    Nos drawn; 13, 22, 30 and 32. No4/3. Lucky dips: Michael Coghlan, Pat Madden and Benny Larkin. Jackpot is 4,100 euro.

     

    Ladies

    Lady Captain’s Prize kindly sponsored by Liffey Mills, Nationwide.
    Best wishes to Lady Captain Pauline Needham on her up-coming Prize Day. This year the Lady Captain’s Prize Competition will be held over two days. Round One  takes place on Wed. 22nd with the Final Round being played on Sat. 25th.
    There is also a 9H competition for anyone unable to play in the main event. This may be played either Wed. or Sat.
    Following the competition on Saturday there will be a drinks reception at 6.30pm, dinner at 7pm (sharp) with presentation of prizes and an evening of celebration.

    Junior Cup Team

    Congratulations to our Junior Cup Team on their decisive win over Tullamore in the semi final on Sunday last in the Heritage. Wonderful performance by all to beat a formidable team from Tullamore. Playing for Birr were Ann Kenny, Vera Smyth, Shauna Carroll, Martina O’Brien and Gemma Butler. Managers were Lady President Agnes and Rita Delaney. Well done to all and best of luck in the up-coming Final.
    Results

    18H Singles sponsored by Ann McIntyre and Vera Smyth: 1st Shauna Carroll (12) 39pts; 2nd Corina Gleeson (20) 38pts.
    Competitons
    Wed. 29th. Ladies 3 Ball Scramble sponsored by Mary Byrne, Theresa Fealy & Mary Mc Gee .
    9H Stroke on –going.
    Wed. Aug 5th. Ladies Open Day sponsored by Patricia Rowland of R&R Jewellery.

    Glenn Eagles

    1st Rita Delaney, Rita Enright, Lena Guinan 26.4.  2nd Ena Guilfoyle, Roma Gilmartin and Mary Dolan 31.8. 3rd Emer Hanniffy. Lady Pres. Agnes Doolin and Maureen deForge 31.8.   Nearest pin on 2nd: Phil Flynn. On 8th Mary O’Gorman.

     

    The Glenn Eagles ladies had a most successful and enjoyable outing to a very welcoming and generous Moate Golf Club on Tuesday last. The sun shone and a great day’s fun and golf was enjoyed by all the ladies. Winners were: 1st Rita Delaney 36pts; 2nd  Aileen Watkins 32pts . Best front 9: Mary Ryan. Best back 9: Doreen McKenna. Nearest pin on 15th:Theresa Fealy.

     

    Sympathy

    The members offer deepest sympathy to Kathleen Doorley and her family on the death of her brother Gerald Timmons in Enniskillen last week.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 23 Feb 2016

    EGM

    A hugely attended and very successful EGM was held in the Club on Sunday last. Motions put forward by Paschal Troy and Fergus Garland were discussed at length and in general were accepted by the attendance. Most felt that the Club would benefit from the many ideas and suggestions put before the members. There certainly was a very positive approach taken by all 

     

    Results

    Seniors

    1st: L.McCabe, S.Bergin, P.Byrne   (17.3); 2nd:T.King, E.Doorley, T.Duffy (19).

     

    Bridge 1st Roma Gilmartin/Mary O’Gorman 

     

    For your diary

    Bennett/Dooley Cups on Saturday and Sunday 27/28 February

    Seniors on Thursday Feb. 25 at 9.45

    14h Stableford ongoing

    Entry forms in locker room for Spring League,Hackett and Kenny Cups

    Bridge on Tuesday 1 March at 10.00 

    Annual bridge tournament on Sunday 28 Feb at 3pm All welcome. 

     

    Ladies

    Competitions

    14-H Competition on-going.

    Winter League is to be completed by Sunday February 28th.

     

    Sympathy

    The members offer deepest sympathy to Gerry Bell and his family on the death of his mother Rose in Cloghan last week

    The members also offer deepest sympathy to Joan Grimes and to Annmarie McGee on the death of their father Danny McGee in Shinrone at the weekend. We are very appreciative of all the work that our secretary Joan does for the Club. Her kindness to members is legendary and her pleasant manner and helpfulness are always to the fore. Ar dheis De go raibh a hathair

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 22 Dec 2015

    Christmas Greetings

    Captains Brendan and Margaret wish all members and staff a very Happy Christmas and excellent golfing throughout the New Year.

     

    For your diary

    Please collect your turkeys and hams on Wednesday 23 December.

    Ongoing 14H Stableford into New Year.

    Mixed 9H Scramble on Sunday 27th from 11 to 12. Draw for partners.

     

    Results

     9H Turkey. Cat 1. 1st Jerome Molloy 22 pts.  2nd Alan Hennessy 21 pts.

    Cat. 2. 1st  Paddy Kirwan 25 pts. 2nd John Kelly 23 pts.

    14H Turkey and Ham. 1st Jerome Molloy 34 pts; 2nd Mick Cleare 32 pts

     

    Bridge 8 Dec. 1st Tess Liffey/Mary O’Gorman;   2nd Ann McIntyre/Teresa Fealy.  3rd Rita Delaney/Kathleen Doorley.

    1 Dec. 1st Tom and Mary McGee. 2nd Cecelia Doorly/Aileen Anderson. 3rd Michael Stephens/Gay Halvey

     

    Seniors

    1st: E. McDonagh, P. Byrne, E. Doorley (32.7); 2nd:B. Guinan, T. Duffy, S. Bergin (35.3).

     

    Ladies’ Competitions

    9-H Competition, on-going.

    14-H Hamper sponsored by Hanlon's Butchers, on-going.
    Winter League will commence on 2 Jan. 2016.Results of the draw are posted in the locker room.

     

    Christmas Greetings
    Lady Captain Margaret and committee wish all members a very Happy Christmas, good health and good golf for 2016!

  • Golfing in the Glenns 28 Apr 2015

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 30th at 9.45.

    Inter Club Sat. 2nd May. Provincial Towns Cup.  Birr v Castle Barna at 2.30. 2 Home. 3 Away.

    Inter Club Sun. 3rd at 2pm. Mixed Foursomes. Birr v Craddockstown. 2 Home. 3 Away.

    Inter Club Sun. 2.30.  Barton Cup. Birr v Rathdowney. 2.30.  2 Home. 3 away

    Open weekend Sat./Sun./Mon. Team of two, any combination. Sponsored by Hugo Loonam Motors, Cloghan.

     

    Birr Community School Classic on Friday 1st May.  Contact for times: Clare Sullivan at 086 844 8005.

    Birr Rugby Classic on Friday 8th May.  Contacts: Liam Hogan at 086 087 7251 and Willie Burns 086 256 8101.

    Open Tuesday. 18h Stableford. All welcome. Ladies and Gents.

     

    Interclub Matches

    A busy weekend coming up with Birr teams active on three fronts. On Saturday we play Castle Barna in the Provincial Towns Cup. We wish managers Sean Moylan and Michael Ashe and the team every success.

    On Sunday at 2.pm,  our  Mixed Foursomes team under Martina O’Brien and Tom Rigney take on Craddockstown in the second round. Good luck to all.

    Also Sunday at 2.30, our Barton Cup team under managers John Murphy and Fergus Garland face Rathdowney. Best of luck.

     

    Inter Club

    Well done to the team and managers  Sean Moylan and Michael Ashe on overcoming Newbridge in the Provincial towns Cup on Sunday. The panel was: Dermot Moylan John Murphy, Brendan Hoare, Tommy Hogan, Pat Molloy, Alan Hennessy, Tony McCormack, Matt Dudley and Paschal Troy

     

    Results

    Seniors.1st  T Mc Tague, J Kelly, P Kealey, 40. 2nd E Mc Donagh, P Byrne, M Dempsey, 40.

    Open Singles Tuesday. 1st Enda Carroll (13) 42 pts. 2nd Liam Delaney (20) 40 pts.

    Members’ Prize.  1st Padraig Moylan (2) 68 nett. 2nd Nicky Nugent (15) 68 nett. Gross: Fergus Garland 75 gross and 4th Tom Murtagh 69 nett.

    Bridge 1st Mary McGee/Rita Delaney. 2nd Catherine Morris/Peig Monahan.   E/W Joanne Loughnane/Frank Doorley.   2nd Michael Stephens/Michael Dolan.

     

    Lotto. Week 30. Nos drawn: 12,20,22 and 25. No match 4/3. Three lucky dips: Bernie Nugent, Jeremy Plunkett and Frankie Short.

     

    Ladies

    Results

    14H Sat April 18th:.1st Anne Frawley (10) 30pts.

    14H Wed April 22nd: 1st Rita Delaney (19) 35pts.

    9H Mar 21st ; 1st Rita Delaney (19) 19pts;  2nd Kay Kelly (25) 19pts.

     

    Glenn Eagles

    1st Mary Sullivan, Patsy Burke June Carroll and Mary McGee 26 nett.  2nd  Theresa Fealy, Doreen McKenna, Carmel Ryan and Margaret McDonagh 29.1 nett.  3rd Mary Ryan Denise O’Hare,Margo Regan and Mary Dolan. 29.2.

     

    For your diary

    18 H Competition GOY sponsored by Spinners Sat. 25th and Wed. 29th April.

    Open Weekend (May 2nd, 3rd & 4th ). A two-person team event sponsored by Hugo Loonam Motors.

    18H Competition GOY sponsored by Lady Vice-Captain Margaret Feehan, Sat.  9th and Wed. 13th of May

     

    Teams

    Congratulations to our AIG Junior Cup Team and Captains Lady President Agnes Doolin and Rita Delaney on their Round 2 victory over Roscrea in Mountrath on Sunday last.

     

    Taster Day

    Another opportunity awaits anyone interested in taking up golf to come along on May 9th and try their hand at the game. Lady members will be available to go out on the course with interested ladies so why not give it a go. In order to ensure that there is someone to meet you and take you out, please contact Joan or Francie to book a time. 057 912 0082.

     

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Tom Nestor and his family on the death of his sister Christina Dennehy in Dun Laoghaire recently 

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 05 May 2015

    Inter Club

     Congratulations to our two teams who were victorious over the weekend. The Mixed Foursomes under  Martina O’Brien and Tom Rigney had a 3/2 victory over Caddockstown. The team was: Christy Purcell/  Ena Guilfoyle. Tony McCormack/Vera Smyth.  Dermot Moylan/Patricia Rowland.  Jerome Molloy/Mary Ryan  and Tom Rigney/Theresa Fealy.

     

    The Barton Cup team under John Murphy and PJ Lowry had a 3/2 win over Rathdowney. Our team was: Fergus Garland/Michael Yates.  Pat Doyle/John Kelly. Pat Madden/Brendan Hoare Simon Hogan/Tommy Hogan and Thomas Moylan/Joe Slevin

     

     

    Results

    Tuesday Open  1st Sean Moylan (10) 34 pts.

    Lotto   Nos drawn: 3,4,11 and 36. No 4/3  Three lucky dip winners were: Jo Graham, Ming Loughnane and John Connell

    Seniors: 1st J Kelly, J Gilmartin, H Rigney, 77. 2nd D Duffy, D Johnston, L Delaney,

     

    Dates for your diary

    Seniors

    Thursday May 21st  Prize Day at home.

    Wednesday June 10th. Outing to Portumna.

     

    Bridge. Final session.  1st Joanne Loughnane/Frank Doorley.  2nd Henry Haverty/Theresa Fealy.  3rd Mary Grennan/Tom McGee.   Many thanks to Mary O’Gorman for organising the bridge sessions over the winter/spring season

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    Seniors  Thurs 7th at 9.45  Glenn Eagles at 12 noon.

     

    Friday 8th  Rugby Club Classic. Contact Liam Hogan at 086 0877251.

    O’Dowd Trophy on Sat/Sun. 18h Stableford

    Inter Club Mon. 4th Central Towns Birr  Castle Barna 2 Home 3 away

    Inter Club. Provincial Towns v Heath  Sun. 3.30   4 Home 5 Away

    Open Tuesday 18 h Stableford All welcome.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble starts on Monday 11th at 4.30. All members welcome

     

    Ladies

    Results

    18H Stableford sponsored by Spinners.

    1st Carina Gleeson (20) 36pts.

    2nd Theresa Fealy (23) 35pts.

     

    Competitions

    18H Competition GOY sponsored by Lady Vice-Captain Margaret Feehan, Sat. 9th and Wed. 13th of May.

    Ladies Members Prize 18H Stroke GOY Sun. 10th of May..Draw will take place on previous Thursday evening. Draw sheet posted in locker room.

     

    Teams

    Congratulations to our Irish Mixed Foursomes Team and managers Martina OBrien and Tom Rigney who beat Craddockstown on Sunday last. Best wishes for continued success!

     

    Glenns Restaurant

    With many celebrations including Holy Communions and Confirmations ongoing at the moment Nigel is very busy and can be contacted at 057 912 0082 for bookings. All welcome.

     

    Sympathy

    The members express deepest sympathy to Brian McDermott and his family on the death of his sister Fiona O’Connor in Banagher last week

  • Golfing in the Glenns 12 May 2015

    Senior and Junior Scratch Cups

    Over the years the Senior Scratch Cup has been an ever popular event at The Glenns. Many famous names including JB Carr, Padraig Harrington and our own Richie Coughlan  adorn the cup. We look forward to a big turnout on Sunday with many prominent golfers taking to the fairways. So come along and enjoy the golf.

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    For your diary

    Seniors. Thurs.14th 9.45.

    Societies on Sat.16th.

    Inter Club. Independent Mixed. Sat 16th Birr v Mount Wolsley at 2.30  2 home 3 away.

    Senior and Junior Scratch Cup Sunday  17th Contact Club at 057 9120082

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble Monday 18th at 4.30. All members welcome

    Tuesday Open. 18h Stableford. All welcome. Contact: 057 9120082

     

    Results

    O’Dowd Cup.  1st Declan Gath (6) 69 nett. 2nd Stephen Brummel (2) 70 nett. Gross:Billy Donlon 72 gross. 3rd Vincent Liffey (9) 70 nett.

    Tuesday Open. 1st Sean Moylan 34 pts. 

    Community School Classic. 1st Fergus Garland, John Ryan, Brendan Hoare and John Murphy 95 pts.  2nd Paddy Hogan,President Frank Kenny, Tony McCormack and Brendan Carroll 95pts. 3rd Mark Corrigan,Des Mannion, Benny and Brandon Beale 92 pts. 4th Kieran Behan, Tom Dona ghue, Michael Murphy and David O’Meara 89pts. 5th Gail Kelly, Patricia Kennedy, June Carroll and Denise Delaney 89pts .  6th Paddy Egan, Brian Doyle, Kevin McGuire and Kevin McNamara 88pts.

    Seniors

    1st E Døorley, L Hogan, T Rosney, 44.

    2nd T. Nestor, M Chaloner, P Grealy, 45.

    Dates for your diary: Thurs. May 21st. Prize Day Birr, Wednesday June 10th. Outing to Portumna.

     

    Lotto. Nos. were: 9,19,27 and 30 One Match 3 was Rita Enright,. Jackpot is 3,100 euro.

     

    Inter Club

    Best of luck to our Independent Mixed under managers Martina O’Brien and Tom Rigney in their match against Mount Wolsley next Saturday at 2.30  The team is: Seamas Breen/Evelyn Lynch.  Dermot Moylan/Patricia Rowland. Jerome Molloy/Vera Smyth. Tom Rigney/Theresa Fealy. Christy Purcell/Ena Guilfoyle

     

    Congratulations to our Provincial Towns team under managers Sean Moylan and Francie Horan on a 5/4 victory over The Heath. At home were;Tom Hogan,Dermot Moylan, Brendan Hoare and John Murphy. Away were: Tony McCormack, Matt Dudley,Alan Hennessy, Paschal Troy and Pat Molloy 

     

    Ladies

    Results

    Open Weekend Team of two competition sponsored by Hugo Loonam Motors, Cloghan.

    1st Jerome Molloy(10) & Declan Henness (20) 49pts.

    2nd Christy Loughnane (18) & Benny Larkin (20)  43pts.

    Gross. Andy Materson (9) & Willie Dolan (18). 

    3rd Rita Delaney (20) & Amy Spain (17) 42pts.

     

    Ladies Members Prize

    1st Marie Tooher (18) 74 nett.

    2nd Niamh O Brien (28) 74 nett.

    Gross Ann Kenny (8) 84 gross.

    3rd Carina Gleeson (20) 74 nett.

     

    Glenn Eagles

    1st Mary Sullivan, Denise O’Hare and Margaret McDonagh 33.1.   2nd Mary Ryan, Rita Enright and Rena Haverty 33.5.  3rd Ena Guilfoyle, Mary O’Brien and Lena Guinan 33.7.  Nearest pin on 3rd Denise O’Hare  On 8th Ena Guilfoyle.

     

    Australian Spoons Cup

    1st Shauna Carroll (12) & Theresa Fealy (23)  42pts.

    2nd Carina Gleeson (20) & Jo Conniffe (22)  41pts.

     

    Competitions

    18H Competition GOY sponsored by Sheila Brennan. Sat. 16th & Wed. 23rd May.

    9 H on-going.

    Birdie and Ring competitions up and running.

    Match play also underway with the closing date for each round extended by one week.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 16 Jun 2015

    Midsummer Classic

    Arrangements are well ahead for our Club’s fund raising Midsummer  Classic. This will take place on Friday and Saturday 19th and 20th  of June. In conjunction with the golf we will have a BBQ. On Saturday night there will be music with spot prizes and fun. Everyone is welcome. Entry fee for a team of four is €120. The first prize is 4 flat screen TVs.  For your tee time, please contact Joan or Francie at 057 912 0082.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors. Thurs. 18th 9.45 am.

    Club Classic on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th   Ring Club for time sheet. 057 912 0082.

    Sunday. Men’s Singles. Pease note that this is an open competition

    Inter club. O’Moore Cup.  Birr v Castle Barna 2 pm Sunday.

    Independent Mixed.  Birr v Royal Curragh. 2 home; 3 away. TBA.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble.  Monday 22nd at 4.30. All welcome.

    Open Tuesday 18h Stableford . All welcome.

    Kenny and Hackett Cups. Next round to be played on or before June 28th.

     

    Hi/Lo Competition

    Members please note that the sheets for the Hi/Lo competition are now in the locker room. Many thanks to Liam and Ann Hogan of the Swan Bar who  have kindly agreed to sponsor the competition.

     

    Restaurant

    The restaurant is open all this week for lunch. Contact Nigel at 057 912 0082.

     

    Results

    Birr on Top. Sixteen teams from the region took part in the Jimmy Bruen qualifying round at the weekend. Birr led the pack on Saturday with 316 points followed by Rathdowney with 327 points, Tullamore with 329 points and Dunmurray Springs with 334 points. In the semi-finals on Sunday, Birr defeated Dunmurray Springs by 3/2 and Rathdowney conquered Tullamore  also by 3/2.The final in the afternoon was a closely contested affair between Birr and Rathdowney with the  home team winning by 3/2. Great credit is due to our team under manager Albert Kelly. The team was: Seamus Breen/Pat Molloy, Brendan Hoare/Fergus Garland , Tom Hogan/Aaron Murtagh, Albert Kelly/Enda Carroll and Joe Slevin/Dermot Moylan. Tomas Moylan also took part. The team has now reached the quarter finals of the Leinster region and will play the winner of the Sutton qualifying round. Best of luck in the next round.

     

    Seniors

    Outing to Portumna: Cat 1 T Mc Tague 38, A Joyce 36, J Carroll 36, B Guinan 32, M Liffey 29.

    Cat 2 E Nevin 38, J Plunket.34, T Rosney 34, M Dempsey 33, D Johnston 33.

    Cat 3 D Kealy 43, P Kealy 36, T Clancy 36, L Hogan 33, P Spain 32.

    Cat 4 E Mc Donagh 33, P Byrne 30, T Duffy 30, E.Doorley 28, K Mc Dowell 19.

     

    Presidents’ Scramble.

    1st Mary McGee, Gavin Young, John Ryan, Score  26.6;   2nd. Evelyn Lynch, Brendan Hoare, Frankie Kenny,  Score  28.

     

    Lotto

    Nos. drawn were; 2,17,27 and 35. No match 4 nor 3. Lucky dips were: Ailbe Doorley, Joe Slevin and Seal Team.

     

    Ladies

    Results

    18H Singles sponsored by Liam  Butler Pharmacy: 1st Amy Spain (16) 41 pts.; 2nd Denise Delaney (25) 36 pts; 

    3rd Caroline Mc Carthy  (19) 35 pts.

     

    Competitions

    Annual Club Classic Fri. 19th & Sat. 20th June.

    Ladies Open Day sponsored by AIB, Sun. June 28th.

    Ladies 2-Ball, Better-Ball, Sat. June13th-Sat. 7th.

    9 H on-going.

     

    Inter Club

    Good luck to the Mixed team in their match against Royal Curragh on Sunday. Managers are Tom Rigney and Martina O’Brien. The Team is: At home: Christy Purcell/Ena Guilfoyle and Seamas Breen/.Evelyn Lynch. Away: Tony MCCormack/Vera Smith, Tom Rigney/Theresa Fealy and Dermot Moylan/ Trish Rowland.

     

    Golf Summer Camps

    Kevin McGrath, golf professional is running Junior Golf Summer Camps in July and August. Camp is for 3 days and will cover all aspects of the game. Book early to avoid missing this fun week. July dates are 8th, 9th & 10th.  Call Kevin on 087 237 9234 or the Golf Shop to book in on 057 912 1606.

     

    Sympathy

    The members express deepest sympathy to Christy McGarry and his family on the death of  his brother Michael in Birr at the weekend. Michael was one of the most successful golfers in the history of the club winning three Captain’s Prizes  throughout his career He won Pat O’Gorman’s in 1993, John Murphy’s in 1996 and John O’Hare’s in 2006.  He spent many hours chipping and putting with the result that he was unbeatable around the greens. He was ever ready to help out in the Club and was a most obliging member. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 02 June 2015

    Midsummer Classic

    Arrangements are well ahead for our Club’s Midsummer  fund raising Classic . This will take place on Friday and Saturday 19th and 20th  of June.. In conjunction with the golf we will have a BBQ. On Saturday night there will be music with spot prizes and fun. Everyone is welcome. Entry fee for a team of four is €120. The first prize is 4 flat screen TVS.  For your tee time please contact Joan or Francie at 057 9120082

     

    For your diary

    Seniors Thurs 4th June 9.45.  Glenn Eagles 12 noon

    Societies Sat. 6th June.

    Inter Club. Birr v Tullamore Provincial Towns.

    President Frank Kenny’s Prize Sat 6th/Sun 7th GOY

    Presidents’ Mixed  Scramble Mon 8th June 4.30. .

    Open Tuesday June 8th  18h Stableford.  All welcome.

    Midsummer Classic Fri/Sat June 19th/20th

    Seniors Results

    Brian Guinan Eamon McDonagh Paddy Byrne 45

    Liam Hogan Paddy Grealy Tom Nestor 45

    Birr seniors at their last meeting offered sincere sympathies to Tom Murtagh Ferbane on the death of his wife Gracie. 

     

    Lotto

    Numbers drawn 13,18,25,36 No match 4 No match 3. Three lucky dips: Benny larkin Christy McGarry David O'Meara. Next weeks jackpot €3,400

     

    Sympathy

    The members express deepest sympathy to Tom Murtagh and his family on the death of his wife Gracie in Ferbane last week.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 19 May 2015

    Scratch Cups

    Congratulations to  Padraig Moylan  on winning the senior Scratch Cup and to Aaron Murtagh on winning the Junior Cup.

    At the presentation on Sunday President Frank Kenny noted that there was a very large number of players on the day and paid special thanks to the organising committee and especially to John Dwyer  who contributed much towards making the day such a success. It was great to see Padraig’s name being added to the long list of famous players on the Senior Cup.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors Thurs 21st. 9.45. Prize day. Glenn Eagles 12 noon.

    Kenny Cup Draw Thurs. 21st 8pm.

    Lady President’s prize to men. Sunday 24th

    Presidents’ Scramble Mon. 25th 4.30

    LMC Mon. 25th  Tee booked until 2pm

    Open Tuesday 18h Stableford. All welcome.

    Hackett Cup. All matches  to be played by Wed 27th

    Birr GAA Classic. Mon. June Bank Holiday. Time sheet. Ring 057 9020082  

     

    Results

    Senior scratch cup.

    Gross. 1st Padraig Moylan 74 Birr; 2nd Alan Craven 74 Roscommon; 3rd Billy Donlon 75 Birr

    Nett. 1st Ger Dooley 73 Roscrea; 2nd Prionsias Loughnane 74 Roscrea; 3rd Niall Corcoran 74 Charleville.

     

    Junior Scratch Cup

    Gross. 1st Aaron Murtagh 74 Birr; 2nd Simon Hogan 78 Birr; 3rd David O Meara 79 Birr.

    Nett. 1st Brian Guinan 72 Birr; 2nd David Corbett 74 Birr; 3rd Vincent Liffey 74 Birr.

     

    Seniors. 1st T Kenny, E Nevin, T Wright, 78. 2nd M Ashe, M Noonan, T King, B Guinan, 77.

    Prize Day Thursday May 21 st

     

    Presidents’ Scramble

    1st Therese Kennedy, Liam Guilfoyle and Ollie Nugent 28.9. 2nd Trish Guinan, Carmel Kelly and Seamie Breen 29.0  A fine turnout for the start of the Presidents’ Scramble. All welcome to come along and enjoy a very sociable Monday afternoon at 4.30. The Presidents wish to thank all who contributed to the Goal collection for Nepal. A sum of 323 Euro was collected. Well done.

     

    Tuesday Open. Michael Harney (13) 36pts. Moate.

     

    Lotto. Nos. drawn. 20,22,35 and 36. No 4 nor 3. Lucky dips were Benny Larkin, Declan Hennessy and Seal Team

     

    Inter Club

    Heartiest congratulations to our Independent Mixed under managers Martina O’Brien and Tom Rigney on a great win over Mount Wolseley at the week end with two wins at home and one away. Like Rory McIlroy the team is on a roll at the moment  and we wish them every success in their next match.  The team was: Seamas Breen/Evelyn Lynch. Dermot Moylan/Patricia Rowland. Jerome Molloy/Vera Smyth. Tom Rigney/Theresa Fealy and Christy Purcell/.Ena Guilfoyle 

     

    Ladies

    Results

    18 H Competition sponsored by Margaret Feehan.  1st Amy Spain  38 pts;  2nd Mary Dolan 38 pts;  3rd Margaret Feehan 36pts.    

     

    Competitions

    18 H sponsored by Sheila Brennan Sat. 16th & Wed. 20th May.

    18 H Singles Stableford Sat. 23rd & Wed. 27th sponsored by David O’Meara Pharmacy Plus, Birr.

    Mr President’s Prize to lady members Sun. 4th May. Sheet for draw in locker room. Draw will take place on Thursday evening.

    Countess of Granard competition continuing until end May.

    9H on-going.

     

     

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 18 Aug 2015

    Captain’s Prize

    Excellent weather added to perfect playing conditions combined to contribute towards making Captain Des’s outing a day to remember. Paschal Troy playing off 12 brought in a stunning score of 62 and so leads the field into next Sunday’s final. Obviously he will be hot favourite for the coveted prize but with over 30 players on 70 or under snapping at his heels, victory will not be taken for granted. Good luck to all.

     

    For your  diary

    Seniors on Thursday at 9.45.

    Mid Ireland Tourism Classic on Friday 21st.

    Lorrha Parish Golf Outing on Saturday 22nd . Contact: Denis Duffy at 087 778 4666.

    Final round of Captain’s Prize on Sunday 23rd. Start time is 9.30. Leaders at 2.30.  Note that presentation of prizes will be held on Saturday 29th at 9.00.

    Jimmy Greene Cup for Juniors will be played on Monday 24 August.

    Presidents’ Mixed Monday 24th at 4.30.

    Open Tuesday 18h Stableford.  Tuesday 25th  All welcome.

    Liam Butler Cup for Boys and Girls on Saturday September 5th. . Please put names on entry sheets in locker room. Draw on Thursday 3rd September.

    Note hollow coring will take place next week. Check dates.

     

    Results

    Captain’s Prize Leader Board. 1st  Paschal Troy 62. Tom Murtagh 63. John Hogan, PJ Lowry 65.  Eddie Nevin 66.  Joe Slevin , Albert Kelly 67. John Lonergan, Brendan Hoare 68. Pat Madden, Declan Gath, John Dwyer, Pat Nolan,J ohn Fleury, John Murphy, Aidan Farrelly, Tom Rigney and Tony McCormack. 69.  Tom Wright, John Irwin, Sean Lynam, Brendan Hogan, Matt Dudley, Enda Carroll, Dermot Harte and Pat Molloy.

    Open Tuesday. 1st Brandon Beale (6) 39 pts. 2nd . Joe Slevin (8) 38 pts.

     

    Seniors. 1st A Joyce, D Kealy, J Molloy, T Wright, 85.

    2nd E Nevin, L Delaney, J Plunkett, 84.

    Prize Day Thursday Aug. 20th .

     

    Midland Boys’ Trophy.

    Gross. 1st Matt Grehan (1) Tullamore  68.  2nd Ryan Sheehan Tullamore (5) 73.  3rd Paul Kelly (2) Glasson 76.

    Nett. 1st  Adam Fitzgerald (17) Birr.  64.   2nd Evan Houlihan ( 30) Birr 66.  3rd Eoin Hayes (19) Woodenbridge  67.

     

    Lotto

    Numbers drawn were; 4,17,28 and 33. No 4 nor 3. Lucky dips were : Frank Jackson, Michael Ashe and George Manzor.

     

    Ladies

    Results

    18H Singles sponsored by Laurenzo Hair Design, Birr.

    1st Ann B Kenny (8) 39pts.

    2nd Annette Kenny (20) 38pts.

    3rd Mary Sullivan (18) 37pts.

     

    Glenn Eagles.  1st Margo Regan, Theresa Fealy, Patsy Burke and Phil Flynn. 32.4.  2nd Bernie McTague, June Carroll and Mary McGee 32.5. 3rd Ena Guilfoyle, Roma Gilmartin and Margaret McDonagh. 32.7. Nearest pin on 8th was Ena Guilfoyle.

     

    Competitions

    Wed. 19th & Sat 22nd Aug. Ladies 2-Ball Team event sponsored by Kathleen Doorley & Mary O’Sullivan.

    Sun. 23rd Aug. Ladies 9H Captain’s Prize.

    3-Ball Scramble on-going.

    9H Stableford on-going.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 11 Aug 2015

    Shane Lowry

    Shane  gave all golfers and especially all of us in Offaly a tremendous uplift at the weekend. By leaving some great champions in his wake and moving into the  World’s Top 20 Shane has climbed to the summit. Obviously in Birr we are very proud of him and his brother Alan, both of whom have graced our fairways on many occasions. Our neighbours in Esker Hills are no doubt very excited and will be looking forward to further successes. We can dream of Majors and selection for the Olympics and Ryder Cups. He will be an inspiration for all young golfers.

     

    Captain’s Prize

    The first round of our Captain Des McDowell’s prize will take place on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. The entry sheets  are in the locker room and draw for partners will take place on this Thursday at 7pm. There is plenty time to get your name on the sheet for the event of the year.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors. Thurs. Aug 13th at 9.45.  Glenn Eagles at 12 noon.

    Draw for partners for Captain’s Prize Thurs.13th Aug 7pm.

    Captain Des McDowell’s Prize on Sat. and Sun. 15th and 16th Aug.

    Junior Cup  Mon.17th at 10 am. For Juniors.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble Mon. 17th 4.45. All welcome.

    Tuesday Open 18h Stableford. All welcome.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st D Johnston, S Ryan, D Abbott, 43. 2nd T Wright, S Bergin, E Døorley, 43.

     

    Lady Captain’s Prize to Men. 1st Brendan Carroll (20) 40 pts. 2nd Denis Duffy (13) 39pts. Gross: Billy Donlon (1) 36 pts. 3rd Willie Dolan (15) 38 pts.

    Tuesday Open. 1st John Dwyer (3) 37pts.

    Vintage week Open 3Ball. 1st Tim and Annette Kenny and Tom Wright, 87pts.

     

    Lotto results.

    Nos. drawn were;7,10,12 and 20. No match 4 nor 3. Lucky dips were; Eamon Moore, Joan and Liam Grimes and Mary O’Brien.

     

    Match Plays

    Hackett Cup final will be played between Paschal Troy and Brendan Hoare and the Kenny Cup is at the quarter final stage. Members please note that the Club Match Play has started. It is important to get your matches played on time.

     

    Inter Club

    Well done to the Tudenham Cup team on a 4/1 victory over Castlebarna on Sunday under managers Brian Guinan and Francie Horan. The team: At Home were Seamie Breen/Brendan Hoare, Pat Doyle/John Murphy, John Dwyer/ Eddie Nevin. Away were Ger Gath/Pat Molloy and Christy Purcell/Paschal Troy. The team has now reached the semi-final. Best of luck in the next round when they will play the winners  of Mullingar v Westmanstown.

     

    Also congratulations to Eddie Nevin and Alan Naylor on winning the Holmpatrick Cup in Portarlington at the weekend with a final score of 45pts. They have now qualified for the Leinster finals in Portmarnock on Sunday Sept. 20th  They are wished all the best.

     

    Ladies

    Results

    Mr. Captain's Prize to the Ladies:

    1st Emer Hanniffy (11) 67 nett

    2nd Gemma Butler (8) 68 nett

    Gross. Susan Reidy (10) 80 gross

    3rd Anne Frawley (11) 70 nett

    4th Shauna Carroll (12) 70 nett.       

     

     The 9H Stroke Competition:

     1st Mary Sullivan (18) 33 nett.

     2nd Liz Pardy (21) 33.5

     3rd Jo Conniffe (23) 34.5 nett.

     

    Glenn Eagles.  1st Rita Delaney, Aileen Watkins, Teresa Fealy and Margaret McDonagh 31 pts. 2nd Bernie McTague, Ena Guilfoyle, Rita Enright and Phil Flynn 32.8.  3rd Mary O’Gorman, Patsy Burke and Lena Guinan 33.2

    Nearest pin on 2nd: Rita Enright. On 8th :Rita Delaney.

     

    Competitions

    Wed. 12th. 18H Stableford Competition sponsored by Laurenzo Hair Design, Birr.

    Wed. 19th and Sat. 22nd Aug. Ladies 2 Ball Team Event sponsored by Mary Sullivan and Kathleen Doorley. 

    3 Ball Scramble on-going.

    New 9H Stableford on-going.

     

    Junior Golf

    Garryhinch Cup. Congratulations to the Junior Girls who won the Garryhinch Cup for the second consecutive year. Team members were Aimee Carroll, Leanne Hogan and Moya Bracken. Well done girls !

  • Golfing in the Glenns 08 Sep 2015

    For your diary

    Seamas Coakley Memorial Wednesday 9Sept.  10am to 1.30.  4 Ball Scramble, Ladies and Gents any combination. Time sheet in locker room. Presentation of prizes at 6pm.

    Seniors on Thursday 10 Sept. 9.45.

    Lady President Agnes Doolin’s prize on Saturday. Sponsored by The Emporium at the Stables, Birr. 9h for men in afternoon.

    Matt Spain Cup on Sunday 13 Sept. 18h Stableford.

    Presidents’ Scramble Monday 14 Sept. 4.30. All welcome.

    Open 18h Tuesday 15Sept. All welcome.

    Ferbane GAA Classic on Saturday 26 Sept. 9.30am to 2pm.

     

    Results

    Presidents’ Scramble. Winners were: Mr. President Frankie Kenny, Noel Lyons, Sheila Brennan, 26.8.

    Seniors.  1st Willie Loughnane, Liam Hogan and Eddie Doorley 41 pts. 2nd Tim Kenny, Liam Delaney and Sean Ryan 42 pts.  3rd Tony McTague, Pat Doyle and Tony Rosney 42.5.

    18h Stableford. 1st Pat Nolan (9) 41 pts. 2nd Aaron Murtagh (5) 41 pts. 3rd Ceilim King (12) 39 pts. Gross: Billy McGarry (-2) 37 pts.

    Tuesday Open. 1st John Sampson (17) Roscrea. 44 pts  2nd John Alley (1) Dundrum. 37 pts.

    Lotto. No match 4 nor 3. Three lucky dips were; Pat Madden, Ollie Nugent and Tony Hogan.  Jackpot is: 2,200 euro.

     

    Ladies

    For your diary
    Lady President’s Prize sponsored by Emporium at the Stables. September. Sat. 12th. 18H Stroke.
    Entry sheet in locker room. Draw for times and partners will be held on Thursday 10th at 8pm following the 9H competition,
    Dinner and social evening will commence at 7pm.

    Competitions
    Wed. 9 Sept.  Kevin McGrath 18H Singles.
    Glenns Trophy qualifier. Aug. 29th to Sept 26th.
    Glenns Trophy Final. Wed. Oct 7th.
    9H Stableford on-going.

    Results

    Glenn Eagles.  1st Ena Guilfoyle, Lena Guinan and Phil Flynn 29.2 pts; 2nd Rita Enright, Bernie McTague, June Carroll and Mary McGee 29.8; 3rd Sheila Brennan, Mary Dolan and Mary Darcy  29.9.  Nearest Pin on 2nd Bernie McTague. On 8th Mary Dolan.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 01 Dec 2015

    Current News

    01 December 2015   

     

    CLUB A.G.M.

    A well attended AGM of the management of the club was held on Sunday night last. Members were given a comprehensive report on the club affairs. The following committee was elected: Brendan O'Carroll Chairperson, Bernie Meagher Vice-Chairperson, Bernie McTague Hon. Secretary,  Joe Slevin Treasurer, Caroline McCarthy, Tom Rigney, Bernard Kennedy, Aidan Farrelly, John Connell, Ger Gath, John Fleury, Agnes Doolin.

     

    MENS COMPETITION RESULTS

    9 hole turkey

    Cat 1 Brendan Hoare 23 pts Fergus Garland 22 pts

    Cat 2 Dick Johnston 27 pts Declan Hennessy 26 pts

     

    14 hole turkey & ham

    Cat 1 Albert Kelly 30pts Pauric Cleare 29pts

    Cat 2 Aidan Farrelly 30pts Dan Kealy 30pts

     

    SENIORS

    1st Sean Bergin Sean Ryan Dan Kealy John Carroll 82

    2nd Eddie Nevin Hugh Healy Ken McDowell Kay Bell 81

     

    SPECIAL OFFER

    a special offer of €450 for people new to golf is being offered for the 2015-16 season. Please contact Joan at 057 9120082 who will give you details of terms and any conditions that may apply. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a vibrant club and enjoy the game of golf on a top of the range course.

     

    STANDING ORDER / DIRECT DEBIT

    Members should note that standing order/direct debit payment is available now for all existing members for the 2016 season. Also club vouchers are available for that special Christmas present.

     

    CHRISTMAS PARTIES

    Nigel and his staff are now taking bookings for christmas parties. A four course menu including mulled wine reception will be provided, Music by Rock on Paddy. For bookings call 057 9120082.

     

    BRIDGE RESULTS

    1st Tom & Mary McGee

    2nd Henry Haverty & Paddy Deegan.

     

    DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

    Wed 9th Dec ladies alliance 9.30 - 12 noon

    Friday 11th December Santa arrives at the Glenns 6pm

     

    SYMPATHY

    it was with deep regret we learned of the death of John Gilmartin who was a member of Birr GC for over 70 years. John won his first prize in 1945. On the death of Bertie Dowd in 1962 John was elected Captain and remained Captain for 1963  and was president in 1991. Later he founded the seniors golf society and for him it was the highlight of his golfing career, every Thursday for the last 10 years, organising prize days at home and away. As a mark of respect a minutes silence was observed at the seniors outing last Thursday. Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife Roma, and family.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 15 Dec 2015

    Current News

    15 December 2015   

     

    Men’s Christmas Fare

    The Mens Competitions continue this week over 9 and 14 holes. The list of up-to-date winners is on the notice board and members have only two weeks left to get their names on that list. Christmas Fare presentation is on Wednesday 23rd December.

     

    Special Offer

    A special offer of €450 for people new to the game is being offered for the 2015-2016 season. Please contact Joan in the office at 057 912 0082 who will give you details of terms and any conditions that may apply. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a vibrant club and enjoy the game of golf on a top of the range course.

     

    Direct Debit

    Members should note that direct debit payment is available now for all existing members for the 2016 season. Club vouchers are also available, so why not give a Birr Golf Club membership gift voucher this Christmas.

    Competitions
    14-Hole Turkey and Ham ongoing
    9-Hole Turkey on-going.
    The Winter League will commence on January 2nd 2016. Entry sheet in locker room.

     

    Christmas Parties

    Nigel and his staff are now taking bookings for Christmas parties. A four-course meal including mulled wine reception will be provided. For bookings Tel 057 912 0082.

     

    Dates For Your Diary

    Seniors draw 9.45. Thursday 17Dec.

    Seniors party on Thursday 28th January

    Seniors
    1st: E.Nevin, L.Delaney, D.Kealey (33.3); 2nd: B.Guinan, S.Ryan, K.Bell (36.6).
    Seniors draw 9.45, Thursday 17 Dec.
    Seniors party on Thursday 28th January

     

    Bridge

    1st Maura Flannery/Aileen Watkins. 2nd Ann McIntyre/Teresa Fealy.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 29 Dec 2015

    Greetings

    Captains Brendan and Margaret wish all members and staff a very Happy New Year with excellent golfing

     

    For your diary

    Ongoing 14H Stableford into New Year.

    Senior’s Dinner  on Thurs.28 Jan.

     

    Results

    9H Turkey. Cat 1. 1st Jerome Molloy 22 pts.  2nd Alan Hennessy 21 pts.

    Cat. 2. 1st  Paddy Kirwan 25 pts. 2nd John Kelly 23 pts.

    14H Turkey and Ham. 1st Jerome Molloy 34 pts; 2nd Mick Cleare 32 pts

     

    Bridge 8 Dec. 1st Tess Liffey/Mary O’Gorman;   2nd Ann McIntyre/Teresa Fealy.  3rd Rita Delaney/Kathleen Doorley.

    1 Dec. 1st Tom and Mary McGee. 2nd Cecelia Doorly/Aileen Anderson. 3rd Michael Stephens/Gay Halvey

     

    Seniors

    1st: E. McDonagh, P. Byrne, E. Doorley (32.7); 2nd:B. Guinan, T. Duffy, S. Bergin (35.3).

     

    Ladies’ Competitions

    9-H Competition, on-going.

    14-H Hamper sponsored by Hanlon's Butchers, on-going.
    Winter League will commence on 2 Jan. 2016. Results of the draw are posted in the locker room.

     

    Good wishes

    Lady Captain Margaret and committee wish all members good health and good golf for 2016!

     

    Sympathy

    Birr Golf Club offers sympathy to Carmel Browne and her family on the death of her husband Bobby, professional golfer at Laytown and Bettystown. Bobby, a very popular professional in Birr in the 1960s, is remembered with affection by many members. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 12 Jan 2016

    Results

    Seniors.  L. McCabe, E. Doorley and E. Nevin 17.7

    Bridge  1st Tom and Mary McGee. 2nd Phyllis Landy and Mary O’Gorman

     

    For your Diary

    14h Stableford  Ongoing

    Seniors on Thursday 14th at 9.45.  Annual dinner on Thursday 28 Jan at 7pm

    Bridge on Tuesday 19 Jan at 10.00.  Contact: Mary O'Gorman 

     

    Ladies

    Competitions
    The good weather for the past few days is an incentive to play in the popular Winter League. Round 1 has commenced Jan 2nd to 31st.

    9Hole Competition ongoing.
    14Hole Hamper sponsored by Hanlon's Butchers ongoing.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 19 Jan 2016

    For your diary

    14h Stableford ongoing

    Seniors on Thursday Jan. 21 at 9.45.

    Bridge on Tuesday 26 Jan.at 10am.

     

    Bridge Results

    1st Yvonne Boland/Linda Kenny.  2nd tie: Roma Gilmartin/Gay Halvey and Tess Liffey/ Phyllis Landy and Mary O’Gorman.

     

    Ladies Golf

    Competitions

    The first three rounds of the Winter League sponsored by Buckley's SuperValu is to be played by 31st Jan.

    9H competition ongoing.

    14H Hamper sponsored by Hanlon's Butchers ongoing.

     

    Sympathy

    All the members and especially the lady members of Birr Golf Club wish to extend sympathy to the family and friends of Jo Butler, a popular, loyal and devoted member for over sixty years. She served on all the club’s committees, represented the Glenns in inter-club competitions and was Lady Captain in 1972 and Lady President in 2000.

    The members also express deepest sympathy to Mary Sullivan and her family on the recent death of her brother Donal O’Halleran in Headford.

    Also to Brian Guinan and his family on the death of his sister Sheila Donegan in Surrey last week.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 16 Feb 2016

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: T. Duffy, J. Kelly, E. McDonagh, P.Byrne  (71 pts); 2nd:L. Delaney, D. Hanniffy, D. Kealey, S. Ryan  (66 pts ).

    Bridge

    1st Phyllis Dooley/ Olive Kenny.  2nd Henry Haverty/Paddy Deegan

    Annual Bridge Competition in Golf Club at 3pm on Sunday 28 February. All welcome

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 25 February at 9.45

    14h Stableford ongoing.

    Spring League entries in  club locker room.

    Bridge on Tuesday 23 February at 10.00.

     

    Ladies golf

    14-H  Competition on-going.

    The 2nd three rounds of the Winter League is to be completed by Sunday 28th February.

     

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Paddy Grealy and his family on the death of his sister Maureen Brown In Galway last week.

    Also to John Murphy and his family n the death of his mother Babe Murphy in Birr last week.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 09 Feb 2016

    Results

    Seniors. 1st: T. Kenny, M. Liffey, T .Duffy (33.66) (back nine 26); 2nd: L. Hogan, E. Nevin, T. Nestor 

    Captains’ and Presidents’ Drive in.  1st Rita Delaney, Georgina Chambers, Frank Kerins and Pat Molloy 23.4

     2nd Caroline McCarthy, Mary McGee, Albert Kelly and Arthur Joyce.  24.1  3rd Mary Sullivan, Pauline Needham, Tony McTague and Liam Delaney 24.3.

     

    Bridge

    1st Tom and Mary McGee.  2nd Henry Haverty/Paddy Deegan

     

    For your diary

    14h Stableford ongoing

    Seniors on Thursday 11 Feb 9.45.

    Bridge on Tuesday 16 Feb 10.00. All welcome.

     

    Annual Bridge Drive

    The Annual Drive will take place on Sunday 28 February at 3.30 (sharp)  10 euro per person. Including light supper.

     

     

    Ladies golf

    Competition results

    9 Hole: 1st  Shauna Carroll (11) 20pts; 2nd Carina Gleeson (20) 20pts; 3rd Ena Guilfoyle (20) 19pts

    14 Hole Hamper sponsored by Hanlon’s Butchers. 1st  Pauline Needham (23) 30pts; 2nd Sheila Brennan (16) 29pts; 3rd Gemma Butler (7) 29pts.

     

    A new 14 Hole Stableford competition starts Monday 8Feb. with 2 cards to count.

    The results of the first 3 rounds of the Winter League are posted on the board in the club house.

     

    Congratulations to our Captains and Presidents on their Drive-in last Sunday.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 26 Jan 2016

    Seniors Annual Dinner

    The annual Senior’s dinner will be held in the Club on this Thursday Jan. 28 at 7 pm. The Senior’s  Thursday competition which has been in existence for well over 10 years is  one of the successes of  the Club. The idea came from the late John Gilmartin and Michael Ashe both of whom have spent much time and effort promoting the competition. The dinner is always well attended especially since Michael Liffey brought musicians Richie Burke and Pat Conlon on board some years back. They enliven the night and encourage the more bashful to join in contributing their party pieces. So come along at enjoy the fun.

     

    Results

    Seniors

    1st: H.Rigney, T.McTague, P.Doyle  (61); 2nd:J.Carroll, J.Plunkett, D.Kealey  (57)

    Hi/Lo final.  Ger Claffey/Martin Young beat Captain Brendan Carroll/Sean Moylan on the 18th’ Sponsored by Liam and Ann Hogan of The Swan Bar,Birr.

     

    For your diary

    14h Stableford ongoing.

    Seniors on Thursday 28 at 9.45.  Dinner at 7.00.

    Bridge on Tuesday February 2 at 10.00.

    Captains’ and President’ Drive In Sunday February 7.

     

    Club Competitions

    The entry sheets for the Kenny, Hackett and Hi/Lo+ Competitions are up in the locker room. Please add your name.

     

    Ladies golf

    Competitions

    9H Competition on-going.

    140 Hamper sponsored by Hanlon's Butchers on-going

    The first three rounds of the league sponsored by Buckley's SuperValu to be completed by 31st January. Hope the fine weather is encouraging you all out to play.

     

    Sympathy

    The members express deepest sympathy to Brian McDermott and his family on the death of his father Brendan in Banagher last week.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 02 Feb 2016

    Seniors’ Party

    The Senior Golfers had a very enjoyable function on Thursday last when the members turned out in force to honour the late John Gilmartin who did so much to promote and develop the Thursday Senior Golfers. Michael Ashe and Michael Liffey thanked all for attending and had a special welcome for John’s wife Roma and their family. Nigel and his staff served up a splendid meal which put the large attendance in the mood for an eclectic range of music and song. Richie Burke and Pat Conlon were a joy to listen to throughout the evening as all tastes were catered for and even WB Yeats got an outing.

    Over the  evening many tributes were paid to John who, during the course of seven decades, contributed enormously to the development of golf in the Glenns. Ní bheidh a leithéeid arís ann.

     

    Results

    Birr Seniors Golf Results

    1st: E.Nevin, L.Hogan, S.Moylan (21.3); 2nd: S.Ryan, D.Kealey, M.Liffey (22).

     

    Bridge

    1st Henry Haverty/Paddy Deegan.  2nd Michael Stephens/Michael Dolan. 3rd  Joanne Loughnane/Frank Doorley.

     

    For your diary

    14h Stableford ongoing.

    Seniors on Thursday 4 February at 9.45 am.

    Captains’/Presidents’ Drive-in on Sunday 9 Feb. Sign in between 10.30 and 11.30 am.

    Bridge on Tuesday 9 Feb. at 10.00 am. all welcome.

     

    Ladies golf

    Competitions

    9H Competition on-going

    14H   Hamper sponsored by Hanlon's Butchers on-going.

    League is extended to Wed 3rd February.

    Date for your diary

    Captains’ Drive-In 7th February.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 08 Dec 2015

    Mens Christmas Fare

    The mens competitions continue this week over 9 and 14 holes. The list of up to date winners is on the notice board and  members have only 2 weeks left to get their name on that list. Christmas fare presentation is on Wednesday 23rd December.

     

    Special Offer

    A special offer of €450 for people new to the game is being offered for the 2015-2016 season. Please contact Joan in the office at 0579120082 who will give you details of terms and any conditions that may apply. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a vibrant club and enjoy the game of golf on a top of the range course.

     

    Direct Debit

    Members should note that direct debit payment is available now for all existing members for the 2016 season. Club vouchers are also available so why not give a Birr Golf Club membership gift voucher this Christmas.

     

    Ladies Results

    9 hole turkey

    1st Patricia Rowland 23pts

    2nd Kay Kelly 21 pts

    3rd Rita Delaney 19 pts

     

    Competitions

    Saturday December 12th Christmas party scramble at 11am followed by a meal at 2.30 pm approx. Draw for partners on Friday 11th at 2pm, entry sheet posted in the locker room. This event is kindly sponsored by Bernie Meagher and Bernadette McTague.

    14 hole hamper sponsored by Hanlons butchers, on-going

    9 hole turkey on-going.

    The winter league will commence on January 2nd 2016. Entry sheet in locker room.

     

    Christmas Parties

    Nigel and his staff are now taking bookings for Christmas parties. A four course meal including mulled wine reception will be provided. For bookings Tel 057 9120082

     

    Bridge Results

    1st Henry Haverty & Paddy Deegan

    2nd Tie Teresa Fealy & Mary Kearns and Aileen Anderson & Cecelia Doorley.

     

    Santa

    Friday 11th Dec at 6pm Santa arrives at the Glenns

    For all the boys and girls Santa is packing his presents this week and is arriving in Birr GC on Friday 11th at 6pm .

     

    Dates For Your Diary

    Wednesday 9th Dec Ladies Alliance

    Thursday 10th Dec mass for deceased members at 9pm

    Seniors draw 9.45. Seniors party on Thursday 28th January

    Friday 11th Dec Santa arrives at the Glenns at 6pm

     

    Sympathy

    Sincere sympathy is extended to Noel Lowry and family on the death of his son Sean in Clonmona, Rathcabbin last week. May he rest in peace.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 17 Nov 2015

    AGM

    The Club AGM will take place on Sunday 29 November at 5pm. As the AGM is the one opportunity for members to discuss the progress of the Club it is important to attend and voice your opinions on the various reports and motions on the agenda. Please put the date and time in your diary.

     

    Special offer

    A special offer of €450for people new to the game of golf is being offered for the 2015-2016 season. Please contact Joan at 057 912 0082 who will give details of terms and any conditions that may apply. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a vibrant club and enjoy the game of golf on a top of the range course.

     

    Direct debit

    Members should note that Direct Debit Payment is available now for all existing members for the 2016 season. Please ring Joan in the office for further details. Tel. 057 912 0082.

     

    For your diary

    14h Turkey/Ham ongoing. Old course.

    9h Turkey ongoing.

    Seniors. Thursday 19 Nov. at 12 midday. Note change.

    Glenn Eagles at 1.30.

    Bridge on Tuesday 24 Nov. at 10am.  Contact: Mary O’Gorman.

    Seniors’ Party Dinner on Thursday 26 Nov. at 7pm.

    Management AGM on Sunday 29 Nov. at 5pm.

    Santa on Friday 11th Dec. All welcome.

     

    Results

    Seniors

    1st: P.Spain, K.McDowell, S.Ryan; 2nd:E.Nevin, O.O’Neill, T Rosney.

    Note: Seniors Thursday 19.11.2015 start time change to 12.00 midday.

    Seniors Party Dinner on Thursday 26 Nov. at 7pm. Always a great evening. Do come along.

     

    Bridge

    3 Nov. 1st Yvonne Boland/Olive Kenny.  2nd Tom/Mary McGee.

    10 Nov.  1st Tess Liffey/Mary O’Gorman. 2nd Tie. Phyllis Dooley/Phyllis Landy and Yvonne Boland/Olive Kenny.

     

    Ladies

    Ladies AGM
    A well-attended AGM of the Ladies’ Club was held on Sunday last. Members listened to the secretary give comprehensive reports on the club’s finances, Junior Golf, competitions and handicaps, as well as a detailed summary of the golfing affairs of the Ladies Club in 2015. The committee for 2016 was elected and out-going Lady Captain Pauline, officers and committee were commended on the work done over the past year. Lady Captain Pauline stated that it had been an honour to serve as lady captain and expressed her thanks to numerous people for their help and support. Lady President Agnes Doolan will continue in her role for another year and together with out-going Lady Captain Pauline welcomed our new Lady Captain Margaret Feehan, wishing her the very best in 2016.
    A number of presentations were made on the night. The Silver Spoon, Medals and GOY Trophy were awarded to a mother and daughter, Bernie and Laura Nugent, both of whom were congratulated on a very  successful year on the golf course. 
    Bernie Nugent won the Silver Spoon and Bronze medal and her daughter Laura Nugent won the Silver medal and the GOY Trophy.
    The winners of the ring competitions were as follows:
    Category 0-18. Shauna Carroll.
    Category 19- 28. Theresa Fealy.
    Winner of the Birdie Competition was Ann B. Kenny.

     

    Christmas Fare

    Nigel and his staff are now taking bookings for Christmas dinners and functions. A four-course menu with mulled wine will be provided. Music will have us rocking round the Christmas tree. Ring 057 912 0082 for bookings.

     

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Tom and Dennis Duffy and their families on the death of their sister Mary Duffy in Rathcabbin at the weekend.

     

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 03 Nov 2015

    Special Offer

    A special offer of €450for people new to the game of golf is being offered for the 2015-2016 season. Please contact Joan at 057 912 0082 who will give details of terms and any conditions that may apply. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a vibrant club and enjoy the game of golf on a top of the range course.

     

    Direct debit

    Members should note that Direct Debit Payment is available now for all existing members for the 2016 season. Please ring Joan in the office for further details. Tel. 057 912 0082.

     

    Results

    Seniors

    1st G Claffey, J Plunkett, J. Molloy, T Murtagh,  82. 2nd  D Johnston, B Mc Gurk,.D. O. Sullivan,  L Delaney, 78.

     

    Bridge.  Tie for 1st; Joe Kerins/Theresa Fealy and Yvonne Boland/Mary O’Gorman.  2nd Tom/Mary McGee.

     

    For your diary

    9h Turkeys Ongoing.

    14h Turkey and Ham ongoing.

    Seniors on Thurs.5 Nov at 9.45.

    Mass for deceased members on Thurs.12 Nov at 9am.

    Men’s AGM on Tues. 17th Nov.

    Management AGM on Sunday 29th Nov

     

    Glenn’s Restaurant

    Nigel is now taking bookings for Christmas Parties. Please ring Joan at 05791 20082 for details.

     

    Ladies

    Competitions
    16H Hamper sponsored by Paul Boyd, on-going.
    9H Turkey on-going.

    Ladies AGM
    The Ladies’ AGM will be held on Sunday November 15th at 5pm.

     

    Glenn Eagles

    22 October. 1st Theresa Fealy, Doreen McKenna, Colette O’Brien and Renagh Haverty 28.3. 

    2nd Mary Ryan, Mary O’Brien, Rita Enright and Margaret McDonagh 28.4. 

    3rd Patsy Burke, Ena Guilfoyle, Mary Dolan and June Carroll 30.1. Nearest pin on 2nd: Mary Ryan. On 8th Ena Guilfoyle.

     

    29 October. Mary Sullivan, Rita Enright and Patt Grogan 32.2.  2nd Emer Hanniffy,Mary O’Brien and Margaret McDonagh 32.3.  3rd Sheila Brennan, Doreen MCKenna and Renagh Haverty 32.4.  Nearest pin on 2nd :Doreen McKenna.  On 8th: June Carroll

     

    To all members at Birr Golf Club

    I am finishing up at the Golf Shop and Driving Range this Friday after over eleven years to pursue a new career. Birr Golf Shop Ltd at Birr Golf Club was my first appointment as a professional and I really enjoyed my time working here. I would like to sincerely thank all the club members for their support over the years. I'd like to wish the club every success going forward and I will look forward to returning to play the course.

    Very best wishes

    Kevin McGrath

     

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    Captain’s Prize

    Saturday night saw a fine turnout for Captain Des McDowell’s  prize giving. President Frank Kenny on introducing the Captain thanked him for all his work throughout the year. In reply Captain Des thanked all who played and noted in particular the excellent scores, especially the score of the winner PJ Lowry. The Captain was very appreciative of the work done by the course and club staff. He thought the course was in splendid condition over the four days and, needless to say, the high scoring came as a result. He looked forward to a great social evening with Rock On Paddy providing the entertainment.

     

    Results

    Alf Regan Cup.  1st Jerome Molloy (10) 42pts. 2nd Pat Nolan (10) 40 pts. Gross:Declan Gath (1)  3rd Willie Dolan (14) 38 pts.

    Seniors

    Category A. Tony McTague (12) 37 pts. Eddie Nevin (13) 32 pts. Michael Liffey (13) 32 pts. Hugh Healy (13) 32 pts. Bernard McGurk (13) 32 pts.     

    Category B.. Pat Spain (19) 32 pts. Dick Johnston (15) 32 pts. Matt Dempsey (17) 32 pts. Liam Delaney (19) 29 pts. Tom King (17) 29 pts.

    Category C:  Willie Loughnane (22) 31 pts. Tom Nestor (22) 31 pts. Christy McGarry (21) 31 pts. Eddie Doorley (21) 29 pts. Thady Clancy (20) 28 pts.  

    Category D. Paddy Grealy (26) 30 pts. Liam Hogan (23) 30 pts. Eamon McDonagh (26) 29 pts. Tom Duffy ((23) 25 pts.  Frank Jackson (25) 25 pts.

    Mid Ireland Tourism Golf Classic Results

    1st. Peter Keane, Mark Corrigan, Donal Hasset, Conor Hasset. Score 99.

    2nd. Tom Rigney, Vera Smyth, Tony McCormack, Teresa Feally .Score 96.

    3rd. Marie Keane, Carmel Ryan, Brid Guinan, Carmel Kelly, Score 96.

    4th. Dick Johnston, Tim Kenny, Tom Wright, Gay Claffey. Score 95.

    5th. Miley Nolan, Olly Nolan, Brendan Kennedy, Brian Doyle. Score 95.

     

    Lotto

    Nos. drawn were: 6,7,9 and 25. One match 3 winner was John Fleury. Jackpot is 2,100 euro.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 3rd Sept. 9.45.  Glenn Eagles at 12 noon.

    18h Stableford Sat./Sun. 5th / 6th

    Junior and Senior Foursomes on on Sat. 5th  Sept. at 1.30.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble. Monday 7th Sep, 4.30.

    Open Tuesday 8th Sept. 18h Stableford. All welcome.

    Seamas Coakley Memorial 4-Ball Scramble on Wednesday 9th 10 am to 1 pm. Time sheet in locker room.

     

    Michael McGarry

    Congratulation to our Junior golfers who arranged  to have a beautiful memorial erected to the memory of the late Michael McGarry. As Brian Guinan pointed out  on Saturday, it was arranged to place the plaque just off the 17th green where Michael spent many hours practising his chipping and putting over the years. It was there that he perfected his golf. Michael’s family were very grateful to the Juniors and wished that his dedication to the game would inspire them.

     

    Ladies

    Results 
    18H Scramble Team of 3, sponsored by Theresa Fealy, Mary Byrne and Mary McGee.
    1st Carina Gleeson (20), Carmel Ryan (26), Jo Conniffe (23)  57.5 nett.
    2nd Kay Kelly (26), Mary Lonergan (22), Shauna Carroll (12) 65 nett.

    Mr. Captain's Prize Day 9H for Ladies.
    1st Valerie McDowell Coleman (35) 20pts.
    2nd June Carroll (29) 20pts.

    Competitions
    Sat. Sept. 5th & Wed. 9th. 18H Stableford sponsored by Kevin McGrath, Golf Pro.
    Glenns Trophy Qualifier. Aug. 29th to Sept 26th.
    Sat.Sept. 5th at 1.30-2.30pm. Liam Butler Cup. Senior & Junior Foursomes. Entry sheet in locker room. Draw for times and partners Thurs. Sept. 3rd.
    Team-of-2 Event sponsored by Mary Sullivan & Kathleen Doorley on-going.
    9H Stableford on-going.

     

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    Special Offer

    A special offer of €450for people new to the game of golf is being offered for the 2015-2016 season. Please contact Joan at 057 912 0082 who will give details of terms and any conditions that may apply. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a vibrant club and enjoy the game of golf on a top of the range course.

     

    Direct debit

    Members should note that Direct Debit Payment is available now for all existing members for the 2016 season. Please ring Joan in the office for further details. Tel. 057 912 0082.

     

    Mass for Deceased Members

    Mass for our deceased members will take place on Thursday 12th November at 9am.

     

    For your diary

    9h Turkey ongoing

    14h Turkey and Ham ongoing.

    Seniors on Thurs. 29 Oct. 9.45.  Glenn Eagles at 12 noon.

    Pop-Up-Shop Book sale on Fri./Sat. 30th /31st in The Spot on Main St. Birr. Great value in Books to suit all tastes.

    Presentation of  prizes in Club at 5pm on Sunday 1 November.

     

    Results

    18h Stableford. 1st Sean Lynam (12) 36 pts. 2nd Aaron Murtagh (4) 35 pts. Gross: Gavin Young (-2) 34 pts. 3rd Aidan Farrelly (14) 34 pts.

     

    Seniors

    1st D Hanniffy, O. O’Neill, E Doorley, T Rosney, 41.

    2nd T Mc Tague, S Bergin, S Ryan, 43.

     

    Ladies

    Results

    18H Singles sponsored by Smith & O’Mahony Opticians, Birr.

    1st Vera Smyth (10) 37pts; 2nd Dor Dempsey (25) 35pts; 3rd Sheila Brennan (16) 35pts.

     

     First Hamper, sponsored by the Thatch. 1st Siobhan Tynan (17) 37pts; 2nd Mary Sullivan(19) 35pts.

     

     First 9H Turkey. 1st Vera Smyth (10) 20pts;

    2nd Emer Hanniffy (10) 17pts.

    3rd Patricia Guinan (24) & Carmel Ryan (27) 17pts.

     

    Competitions on-going.

    Starting Wed. Oct. 28th. 16H Hamper sponsored by Paul Boyd.

    Starting Mon. Oct. 26th. 9H Turkey.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Hole-in-One Golfers

    Congratulations to Mary O’Gorman who has been elected Captain of the Hole-in-One  Society for the 2016 season. Outings will commence on April 7th . Venues include Tullamore, Carlow, Mullingar, The Heritage, Birr (Captain’s Prize), Glasson and Mount Juliet.  New members always welcome. Contact Birr Golf Club for further details. Tel. 057 912 0082. Best of luck, Mary.

     

    Special offer

    A special offer of €450 for people new to the game of golf is being offered for the 2015-2016 season. Please contact Joan at 057 912 0082 who will give details of terms and any conditions that may apply. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a vibrant club and enjoy the game of golf on a top of the range course.

     

    Direct Debit

    Members should note that Direct Debit Payment is available now for all existing members for the 2016 season. Please ring Joan in the office for further details. Tel. 057 912 0082.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st P Spain, D. Johnston, J Plunkett, 78;  2nd J Molloy, E. Doorley, L Hogan,  75.

    For your diary.

    Seniors on Thursday 22 at 9.45.

    9h Turkeys ongoing. 1st 9

    18h Stableford on Sat/Sun. 24/25

     

    Ladies

    Competitions 
    Wed. 21st Oct. & Sat. 24th. First Hamper Competition sponsored by The Thatch, Crinkill.
    1st Turkey 9H on-going.

    Glenn Eagles. 1st Martina O’Brien, Mary O’Brien and Phyl Flynn 30.3.  2nd Sheila Brennan, Carmel Ryan and Olive Mulhaire 31.2. 3rd Emer Hanniffy, Majella Duffy and Therese Kennedy 31.8. . Nearest Pin on 2nd : Martina O’Brien. On  8th Therese Kennedy

    Bridge

    Bridge begins on Tues. 27 Oct. All welcome. Contact Mary O’Gorman for details.

     

    Pop-Up Bookshop

    The Finance Committee will be holding a Pop-Up Book Sale in October in aid of club finances. The committee will be grateful for books of any description and content. We are assured that the Censorship Act has been put in abeyance for the occasion. Books should be handed in to Francie or Joan over the next few weeks.  

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    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 24 at 9.45

    Offaly Championship in Birr on Friday 25. .

    Ferbane GAA Classic on Saturday 26. Check time sheet in locker room.

    Tudenham Cup final Birr v Moyvally in Mullingar on Saturday 26 at 1pm.

    Ladies Open Sunday 27.  

    Open Tuesday 18h Stableford. Sept. 27. All welcome

    Past Captains and Presidents. Sat.3 October. 14h from 1pm to 3pm. Dinner at 7.30. R.S.V.P before Sept.30.

     

    Congratulations

    Well done to our Tudenham Cup team in the semi final  against Mullingar on Saturday. The winning team under managers Brian Guinan and Francie Horan was; At Home: Pat Doyle/John Murphy and John Dwyer/Eddie Nevin. Away were; Albert Kelly/PJ Lowry, Brendan Hoare/Pat Madden and Paschal Troy/ Christy Purcell. Best of luck in the final against Moyvally in Mullingar next Saturday at 1 pm. The team would appreciate much support on the day.

     

    Pop  Up Bookshop

    The finance committee will be holding a pop up book sale in October in aid of club finances. The committee will be grateful for books of any description and content. We are assured that the Censorship Act has been put in abeyance for the occasion. So there is no need to worry.

    Books should be handed in to Francie or Joan over the next few weeks.

     

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st M Hynes, P Spain, B Guinan, 41.

    2nd C Mc Garry, C Loughnane, H Rigney, 41.

    1st W Loughnane, L Hogan, E Doorley, 41.

    2nd T Kenny, L Delaney, S Ryan, 42.

     

    Presidents’ Scotch Foursomes on 19 September. 1st Patsy Burke and Mr. President Frankie Kenny.

    2nd June Carroll and Tony McTague.

    3rd Lady Captain Pauline Needham and Tony McCormack.

     

    Club Tankard.  1st Tommy Hogan (12) 36pts. 2nd Tom Rigney (7) 70pts

    Gross:Michael Horan (Scr) 70 pts.. 3rd Liam Guilfoyle (21) 70pts..

     

    Tuesday Open. 1st Dan Hogan (14) 42. 2nd Joe Daly (17) 40.

    Lotto. Nos. drawn were: 3,15,29 and 31. No match 4 nor 3. Lucky dips were; Sue Reidy, Sandra Moylan and Maureen de Forge. 

     

     

    Ladies

    Competitions 
    Wed. 23 Sept. 18H Stableford Competition sponsored by David O Meara, Pharmacy Plus, Birr.
    Sun. 27 Sept. Ladies Open Day sponsored by Sportsman's Dream, Nenagh -Siobhan Tynan. 2Ball Team Event.
    On-going:
    2 Ball Better Ball.
    Glenn's Trophy Qualifier. 
    9H Stableford.

     

    Glenn Eagle

    1st Bernie McTague,June Carroll, Majella Duffy and Phil Flynn 31.3.  2nd Mary Sullivan,,Agnes Doolan, Marie Keane and Gail Kelly 32.

    3rd Ena Guilfoyle, Denise Delaney and Therese Kennedy 32.6.    Nearest pin on 2nd : Bernie McTague.  On 8th Mary Dolan.

     

    Sympathy

    The members express deepest sympathy to Mrs. Ming Loughnane and her family on the death off her mother Mrs. Julia Freeney  in Galway last week.   The members also express deepest sympathy to Tom Nestor and his family on the death of his sister Mrs. Kathleen Kelly in Limerick  recently.

     

     

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    Coffee morning

    All are invited to a Coffee Morning at Birr Golf Club on Thurs. 17 September from 9.30 am. All proceeds are in aid of the Hospice Movement. This event has been very enjoyable and successful over the years and everybody is welcome.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors. Thurs. 17th 9.45. Glenn Eagles at 12 noon. Please note that a coffee morning in aid of the Hospice movement will take place in the Club from 9.00. All support for this worthy cause will be appreciated.

    Societies on Saturday. Check times in locker room.

    Tudenham Cup semi final at 2.30.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scotch Foursomes on Saturday  next from 3 pm. Draw for partners.

    PGA Tankard on Sunday 20th  GOY.

    Tuesday Open 18h Stableford. All welcome,

    Offaly County Championship on Friday 25th  Shotgun start at 10am Course booked until 2pm

    Ferbane  GAA Classic on Saturday 26th.

    Past Captains on Saturday 3rd of October.

     

    Congratulations

    Well done to Billy Donlon on winning the Leinster Veterans Prize in Seafield GC in Wexford last week by 3 shots. He had rounds of 77 and 73.  Billy has now been selected on the Irish  Seniors’ team for the internationals in England . Best of luck Billy.

     

    Results 

    Seniors. 1st D Hanniffy, M Challoner, T Mc Tague, D Johnston, 85.

    2nd M Ashe, J Plunkett, L Mc Cabe, B Guinan, 80.

    T Wright got a hole-in-one at the 3rd.Well done.

     

    Matt Spain Cup. 1st Dermot Nolan (21) 40 pts.. 2nd Padraig Cleare (4) 40 pts.Gross:Michael Horan (1) 36 pts. 3rd Neil Donlon (14) 40 pts.

     

    Friends of  Seamus Coakley Scramble. 1st Pat Doyle, Martin Cashen, Tony McCormack and Frank Kenny 49 pts. 2nd Eamonn Gormley ,Paul Heffernan, Kevin Wolfe and Larry Dunne 50.5. 3rd Thady Clancy, Liam Hogan, Christy McGarry and John Kelly 51 pts. 4th Liam O’Brien, Liam Cashen, David O’Meara and John O’Meara. 5th Flan Lyons, Brian Doyle, Des Dooley and Sean Doorley 52.9. 6th Seamus Dennigan, Hugh Healy, Enda Carroll and Noel Doorley 52.9.  7th Dick Johnston, Tom Duffy, Jeremy Plunkett and John Carroll 53.2

     

    Lotto. Nos. drawn were: 7,17,18 and 28. No match four nor three.  Lucky dips were: Rev G. Grogan, Ann McIntyre and Ailbie Doorley. Jackpot next week is: 2,300 00. Euro.

     

    Tudenham Cup Semi Final.

    Best of luck to our team under managers Francie Horan and Brian Guinan  in the semi final against Mullingar next Saturday at 2.30. Playing at home are: John Dwyer/Eddie Nevin and Pat Doyle/John Murphy. Away are: Pat Madden/Brendan Hoare,  Albert Kelly/ PJ Lowry and Christy Purcell/Paschal Troy.   Subs are: Michael Coughlan and Brian Guinan.

     

    Ladies

    Lady President’s Prize Day

    The Prize Day was sponsored by Emporium at the Stables

    Lady President Agnes Doolin celebrated her Prize Day on Saturday last. A lovely day's golf was enjoyed by the many participants and the day concluded with a prize-giving dinner followed by a most enjoyable social evening.

    Lady Captain Pauline introduced Lady President Agnes, citing her many positive contributions to the club during her year as Lady President and thanking her for her support, help, advice and good humour throughout. In her address Lady President Agnes welcomed all who turned out to honour her day and thanked all who contributed in any way to the success of the event. A beautiful array of prizes was displayed and she thanked her sponsor Emporium at the Stables for their generous sponsorship. She congratulated and commiserated with our Junior Cup Team who brought us to the final in Tullamore and she also offered her praise and gratitude to the managers and caddies. Finally she congratulated our Lady Captain Pauline, Captain Des and President Frankie for all their hard work for the club and wished all an enjoyable night.

     

    Results

    Lady President’s Prize Day sponsored by Emporium at the Stables.

    1st Patricia Kennedy (31)   64 nett.

    2nd Bernadette Nugent (26) 66 nett.

    Gross Sarah Burke (5)  76 Gross.

    Past President Bernadette McTague (20) 70 nett.

    3rd Patricia Rowland (14) 67 nett.

    4th Caroline Guinan (18) 69 nett.

    5th Rita Enright (25) 70 nett.

    6th Laura Nugent (16) 71 nett.

    7th Liz Nolan (25) 71 nett.

    8th Kay Kelly (26) 71 nett.

    9th Therese Kennedy (32) 71 nett.

    10th Ena Guilfoyle (20) 71 nett.

    11th Carina Gleeson (20) 72 nett.

    Congratulations also to the winners of the Men's 9H. In first place was Martin Young with Brendan Hogan taking second place.

     

    Lady President's 9H for the Ladies held Thurs. 10th Sept. 

    1st Lady Captain Pauline Needham (22) 19pts.

    2nd Shauna Carroll (11) 19 pts.

     

    18H Singles Stableford sponsored by Kevin McGrath.

    1st Laura Nugent (17) 39pts.

    2nd Patricia Rowland (14) 38pts.

     

    Competitions

    Sat. Sept. 19th. Presidents’ Mixed Final sponsored by RNR Jewellery Ltd (Patricia Rowland). 14H Scotch Foursomes Mixed (not a Scramble).To enter please put your name on entry sheet in locker room. Draw for partners on Thursday17th.

    Sun. Sept. 20th. 18H Singles Stableford sponsored by David O’Meara Pharmacy Plus, Birr.

    Ongoing competitions: Glenn's Trophy Qualifier; 2 Ball Better Ball and a 9H Stableford.

     

    Free coaching

    Kevin McGrath, Golf Professional, in conjunction with Birr Golf Shop and Driving Range is holding a Free Open Night on October 8th from 6 to 9 pm at the Driving Range . This free night is open to all level of golfers, male and female, junior boys and girls from total beginners to advanced golfers. On the night Kevin will provide expert advice on club fitting, putting analysis and golf swing tuition for free. Group coaching packages available on the night. Tea and coffee provided also

     

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    County Offaly Championship

    Congratulations are due to our team who captured the Offaly Championship on Friday last. The team led the field with 134 pts followed by Edenderry on 128 pts. Our team under managers Francie Horan and Alan Naylor was: Brendan Hoare/Alan Naylor 46pts. Brian Guinan/Brendan Hogan 45 pts. Padraig Moylan/Jeremy Plunkett 43 pts and Pat Madden/Christy McGarry 41 pts. Top four scores to count.

     

    Tudenham Cup

    Hard luck on our Tudenham Cup team who came up against an in-form Moyvally team who defeated us by 3/2  in the final at Mullingar on Saturday. The team under managers Francie Horan and Brian Guinan was: Joe Slevin/Matt Dudley; Christy Purcell/Paschal Troy; Simon Hogan/John Murphy; Albert Kelly/PJ Lowry and Tommy Hogan/ Brendan Hoare. Thanks to all who took part.

     

    Results

    Tuesday Open  1st  Robert Sheils (1) 38 pts. 2nd  Stephen Coughlan (4) Esker Hills 36pts.

    Ferbane GAA Classic.

    1st Jerome Molloy, Declan Hennessy, Ger Flannery and Pat McNamara 102 pts. 2nd Martin Cashin, Tony McCormack, Patricia Rowland and John Cleary 101 pts. 3rd Pat Doyle, John Kelly, Martin Coen and Michael Coen 101 pts.

     

    Lotto

    Congratulations to Susan Reidy on winning the jackpot this week with numbers 7,10,26, and 28.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors. Thurs. 1 October 9.45. Glenn Eagles 12 noon.

    Captains and Presidents Golf and Dinner on Sat. 3 October.

    Finals of the Kenny Cup Sat. at 3pm. Liam Hogan v Dick Johnston/Albert Kelly. 

    The Hackett Cup.  Brendan Hoare v Paschal Troy and the Loughnane Cup for Junions TBA.

    Club Tankard. Final GOY of 2015 on Saturday/Sunday 3/4 October.

    Tuesday Open 18h Stableford October 6.

     

    Ladies

    Results

    18H Stableford Singles sponsored by David O’Meara, Pharmacy Plus, Birr.

    1st Sheila Brennan(16) 34pts; 2nd Marie Tooher ( 21) 33pts.

     

    Glenns Trophy Qualifier

    1st Maura Flannery (19) and Aileen Watkins (21) 44pts; 2nd Sheila Brennan (160 and Mary Sullivan ( 18) 38pts.

     

    Open Day 2-Ball Team Event sponsored by Siobhan Tynan, Sportsman’s Dream, Nenagh.

    1st ( Nenagh ) Denise Hennessy (19) and Maire Franks (25)   59pts.

    2nd ( Roscrea) Maureen Murphy (21) and Mary Fitzgerald (24)   54pts.

    Gross ( Birr) Patricia Rowland ( 13) and Shauna Carroll (11)  37Gross.

    3rd (Nenagh) Liz McKeever (13) and Helen Leo (20)  51pts.

     

    Competitions

    Sun. Oct. 4th. Bookies Prize. List for draw is currently posted in the locker room.

    Wed. Oct. 7th. Ladies Glenns Trophy,sponsored by Peter Fox Pharmacy, Birr.

    On-going

    2-Ball Better Ball competition.

    9H Stableford.

     

    Free Golf Coaching

    Kevin McGrath, Golf Professional, in conjunction with Birr Golf Shop and Driving Range is holding a Free Open Night on October 8th from 6pm to 9pm at the Driving Range. This free night is open to all level of golfers, male and female, junior boys and girls, from total beginners to advanced golfers. On the night Kevin will provide expert advice on club fitting, putting analysis and golf swing tuition for free. Group coaching packages available on the night. Tea and coffee provided. Lady Captain Pauline requests that any beginner ladies interested in attending this night contact her 086 372 1903.

     

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    Special  Offer

    A special rate of €450 euro for people new to the game of golf  is being offered for the 2015/2016 . Please contact Joan at 0579120082 who will  give details of any terms and conditions that may apply. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a vibrant Club and enjoy the game of golf on a top of the range course.

     

    Direct Debit

    Members should note that Direct Debit payment is available now for all existing members for the 2016 season. Please ring Joan in the office for all details. No. 0579120082

     

    For your Diary

    Seniors Thurs. 8 Oct. 9.45.

    Open Week end 18h Stableford. Sat,/Sun. 10/11 Oct.

    Open Tuesday 13 Oct.  All welcome.

     

    Pop up Book sale

    Please bring along your unwanted books to the Club. A sale will take place later in the month when you will be able to extend your library with books to suit all and every taste

     

     

    Results

    Tankard GOY. 1st Ger Claffey (14) 64. 2nd Jerome Molloy (10) 66. 3rd Dermot Nolan (19) 66.  Gross: Gavin Young (+1) 70.

     

    Seniors. 1st P Byrne, D O’Sullivan, E Mc Donagh, 39. 2nd T McTague, B Mc Gurk, B Donlon, 42.

    Open Tuesday. 1st Bobby Ryland (8) 38pts. 2nd Sean Alley (+1) 36 pts.

     

    MCGuirk Trophy. 1st Bernard Kennedy 33 pts. 2nd John Connell 30 pts. 3rd  Dick Johnston 30 pts.  Ladies 1st Rita Delaney 32 pts. 2nd Emer Hanniffy 32 pts.

     

    Kenny Cup. Final. Albert Kelly beat Liam Hogan on 18th.   Hackett Cup. Paschal Troy beat Brendan Hoare on 18th,  Loughnane Cup. Ronan McNamara beat Brandon Beale.

    Golfer of the Year is Jerome Molloy with 31 pts.  Congratulations Jerome.

     

     

    Ladies

    Results

    Sun. Oct. 4th. Ladies Bookies Prize.
    1st Bernie Nugent(24) 68nett
    2nd Laura Nugent(16) 71nett
    Gross: Sarah Burke (5) 79Gross
    3rd Jo Conniffe (23) 71nett
    4th Rita Delaney (19) 74 nett

     

    Glenn Eagles. 1st Aileen Watkins, Patt Grogan and Mary McGee 31.7.  2nd Lady Captain Pauline, Margo Regan and Phyl Flynn 31.8.  3rd Mary Sullivan, Patsy Burke and Theresa Fealy 32.5

    Nearest pin on 8th. Margaret McDonagh.

     

    Coffee Morning

    The coffee morning hosted by the Glenn Eagles ladies was  most enjoyable for all who participated. We would like to express thanks to all the ladies who prepared and served the goodies and treats  and to the Ladies  and Senior Men’s group who contributed so generously. Thanks to all for your support.  We are pleased to donate the full proceeds of 870 euro to the Offaly Hospice.

     

    Competitions

    Wed. Oct. 7th.  Glenns Trophy Final sponsored by Peter Fox Pharmacy, Birr.

    Hamper and Turkey Competitions commence.

     

    Free Golf Coaching

    Kevin McGrath, Golf Professional, in conjunction with Birr Golf Shop and Driving Range is holding a Free Open Night on October 8th from 6pm to 9pm, at the Driving Range. This free night is open to all level of golfers, male and female, junior boys and girls, from total beginners to advanced golfers. On the night Kevin will provide expert advice on club fitting, putting analysis and golf swing tuition for free. Group coaching packages available on the night; tea and coffee provided. Lady Captain Pauline requests that any beginner ladies interested in attending this night contact her 086 372 1903.

     

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Matt Dempsey and his family on the death of his brother Noel in tragic accident in Argentina last week.

     

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    MENS A.G.M.

    A well attended AGM of the mens club was held last Tuesday night. Members listened to the secretary give a comprehensive report of they mens competitions,handicaps as well as a detailed summary of the mens affairs for 2015.For the coming year Brendan O'Carroll was elected captain and John Fleury was introduced as President. The following  committee was elected for 2016, Michael Horan, Albert Kelly, Paschal Troy, Christy Purcell, Tom Rigney, Mick Ashe and Liam Delaney.

     

    COMPETITIONS

    The hi-lo final will take place on Sunday 29th november at 12 noon. Presentation of prizes for all outstanding competitions will take place at 4.30 pm on Sunday 29th nov.

     

    MANAGEMENT A.G.M.

    The club AGM will take place on Sunday 29th november at 5pm. As the AGM is the one opportunity for the members to discuss the progress of the club it is important to attend and voice your opinions on the various reports and motions on the agenda. Please put the date and time in your diary.

     

    SPECIAL OFFER

    A special offer of €450 for people new to the game is being offered for the 2015- 2016 season. Please contact Joan at 057 9120082 who will give you details of terms and any conditions that may apply. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a vibrant club and enjoy the game of golf on a top of the range course.

     

    DIRECT DEBIT

    Members should note that direct debit payment is available now for all existing members for the 2016 season. For that Chistmas present give a loved one a Birr GC membership voucher. Please ring Joan in the office for further details. Tel 057 9120082.

     

    DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

    Tuesday 24th Bridge at 10am

    Thursday 26th seniors draw at 9.45 am

    Sat 28th & Sun 29th 9 and 14 hole Christmas fare

    Friday 11th december

    Santa arrives at the Glenns on Friday 11th of December at 6pm

     

    CHRISTMAS PARTIES

    Nigel and his staff are now taking bookings for Christmas parties. A four course menu including mulled wine reception will be provided with music by Rock on Paddy. For bookings call 057 9120082.

     

    BRIDGE RESULTS

    1st Henry Haverty & Paddy Deegan

    2nd Tom & Mary McGee.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 13 Oct 2015

    Hole-in-One golfers

    Congratulations to Mary O’Gorman who has been elected Captain of the Hole-in-One  Society for the 2016 season. Outings will commence on April 7th . Venues include Tullamore, Carlow, Mullingar, The Heritage, Birr (Captain’s Prize), Glasson and Mount Juliet.  New members always welcome. Contact Birr Golf Club for further details. Tel. 057 912 0082. Best of luck, Mary.

     

    Special offer

    A special offer of €450 for people new to the game of golf is being offered for the 2015-2016 season. Please contact Joan at 057 912 0082 who will give details of terms and any conditions that may apply. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a vibrant club and enjoy the game of golf on a top of the range course.

     

    Direct debit

    Members should note that Direct Debit Payment is available now for all existing members for the 2016 season. Please ring Joan in the office for further details. Tel. 057 912 0082.

     

    For your diary

    Turkeys. 9h Stableford. 1st nine. Starts 12 Oct.

    Seniors. Thurs. 15 Oct. 9.45.  Glenn Eagles 12 noon.

    18h Stableford  Sat./Sun 17/18 Oct.

    Bridge. Begins on Tues. 27 Oct. All welcome. Contact Mary O’Gorman for details.

     

    Results

    Seniors

    Cat 1. B Mc Gurk 33, T Wright 32, M Ashe 32, B Guinan 32, P Doyle 32.

    Cat 2. J Carroll 35, E Nevin33, D O Sullivan 30, T Kenny 29, L Delaney 25.

    Cat 3. D Kealy 32, G Claffey 28, S Bergin 28, L Hogan 27, C Loughnane 24.

    Cat 4. M Chaloner 29, E Mc Donagh 28, K Bell 25, T Murtagh 22, E Døorley 19.

     

    Open Weekend. 18h Stableford. 1st Joe Daly (16) 64 pts. 2nd Padraig Moylan (2) 41 pts. Gross: Gavin Young (+1) 39 pts. 3rd John Irwin (10) 40 pts.

     Open Tuesday. 1st Paddy Byrne ( 24) 34 pts. 2nd John Dwyer (2) 32 pts.

     

    Pop-Up Bookshop

    The finance committee will be holding a Pop-Up Book Sale in October in aid of club finances. The committee will be grateful for books of any description and content. We are assured that the Censorship Act has been put in abeyance for the occasion, so there is no need to worry.

    Books should be handed in to Francie or Joan over the next few weeks.

     

    Ladies

    Glenns Trophy Final sponsored by Peter Fox Pharmacy, Birr.
    On Wednesday 7 October Birr was again delighted to host the ever popular Glenns Trophy Final. This year saw 30 teams participating and with the course being in excellent condition and weather being most favourable, a very pleasant day was enjoyed by all. Lady Captain Pauline Needham is delighted to announce that a donation will be to the Palliative Care Room in Birr Community Nursing Unit. She also would like to thank all who contributed in any way to make the event such a success. Many thanks to Peter Fox, who kindly sponsored the competition. The results were as follows:

    1st Tullamore Team: Joey Dolan (18) & Maureen Conway (21) 39pts

    Lady Captain Helen Egan (12) & Ann Wynne (12) 36 pts Total 75pts.

    2nd Thurles Team: Mary Duignan (27) & Marian Ryan (25) 31pts

    Margaret Corcoran (15) & Ena Spencer (29) 39pts Total 70pts.

    3rd Moate Team: Geraldine Coughlan (14) & Veronica Coughlan (18) 39pts

    Mary Rohan (15) & Loretta Boland (20) 30pts Total 69pts.

    1st Pair from Portumna: Mary Mc Donagh (25) & Brid Kelly (23) 41pts.

    2nd Pair from Knockanally: Maureen Clyne (22) & Bridget Dowling (30) 38pts.

     

    Results

     2-Ball Team Competition sponsored by Kathleen Doorley & Mary Sullivan.

    1st Trish Rowland (14) & Amy Spain (15) 48pts

    2nd Angie Hough (20) & Brid Guinan (32) 48pts

    3rd Rita Delaney (19) & Carmel Ryan (27) 45pts.

    9H Stableford.

    1st Therese Kennedy 21pts

    2nd Kay Kelly 21pts

    3rd Carina Gleeson 20pts.

     

    Competitions

    Wed. Oct. 14th & Sat. 17th 18H Singles sponsored by Smith & O’Mahony, Opticians, Birr.

    Wed. 21st Oct. & Sat. 24th First Hamper Competition sponsored by The Thatch, Crinkill.

    1st Turkey 9H on-going.

     

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 10 Nov 2015

    Special Offer

    A special offer of €450 for people new to the game of golf is being offered for the 2015-2016 season. Please contact Joan at 057 912 0082 who will give details of terms and any conditions that may apply. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a vibrant club and enjoy the game of golf on a top of the range course.

     

    Direct debit

    Members should note that Direct Debit Payment is available now for all existing members for the 2016 season. Please ring Joan in the office for further details. Tel. 057 912 0082.

     

    Results

    14H Turkey and Ham.

    1st John Conniffe (19) 37 pts.  2nd Seamie Breen (7) 35 pts. 3rd Pat Bennett (11) 33 pts.

    9H Turkey.

    1st John Conniffe (19) 27 pts.  2nd Seamie Breen (7) 22 pts. 3rd Liam O’Brien (11) 22 pts.

     Congratulations to Sean Bergin on getting a Hole-in-One at the 8th recently. All should note that this is Sean’s 3rd Hole-in-One this year. Most people are happy to succeed in getting one in a life time. Well done Sean.

     

    For your diary

    14H Turkey and Ham ongoing. Also 9H Turkey ongoing.

    Mass for deceased members on Thursday morning 12 Nov. at 9am.

    Seniors on Thursday at 9.45.

    Ladies’ AGM Sunday Nov, 15 at 5pm.

    Men’s AGM on Tues.17 Nov. at 7.30.

    Club AGM on Sunday 29 Nov. Time to be announced later.

     

    Christmas Fare

    Nigel and his staff are now taking bookings for Christmas dinners and functions. A four-course menu with mulled wine will be provided. Music will have us rocking round the Christmas tree. Ring 057 912 0082 for bookings.

     

    Ladies

    Results
    16H Hamper sponsored by Paul Boyd Butchers. 1st Carina Gleeson (20) 36pts; 2nd Shauna Carroll (11) 35pts; 3rd Sheila Brennan (16) 32pts.

    9H Turkey. 1st Patricia Rowland (13) 22pts; 2nd Kay Kelly (26) 21pts; 3rd Rita Delaney (19) 19pts.

     

    Competitions 
    16H Hamper sponsored by Hanlon’s Butchers and 9H Turkey - both on-going.

     

    Ladies’ AGM Sunday Nov. 15th at 5pm.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 22 Jul 2014

    Well done Shane

    Congratulations and well done to Shane Lowry on an excellent result at the British Open over the weekend. He played superbly on Sunday in bringing in a seven under 65. He is now certain of a place in the US PGA Championship at Valhalla and depending on results over the next five or six weeks he stands a very good chance of making the Ryder Cup team.

    He has also qualified for next year’s Open at St. Andrews. All in The Glenns wish Shane every success and are very proud of his progress.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st T King, M Liffey, J Mc Keown, J Gilmartin 88; 2nd B Larkin, T Kenny, A Joyce 81.

     

    Tuesday Open. 1st Gary Larkin (10) 37pts  2nd Aaron Murtagh (9) 37pts.

    Presidents Mixed Scramble. 1st Aileen Watkins, Seamie Breen, Marie Keane, 27.25  2nd Jeremy Plunkett, Bernie Nugent, Sean Stone, 27.80

     

    Lady President Bernie Meagher’s prize to the men.  1st Seamas Guinan (19) 43pts. 2nd Brian Guinan (13) 41pts Gross: Billy Donlon 33pts. 3rdAlan Hennessy (13) 38pts 4th Joe Daly (19) 38pts.

     

    Juniors. 18h 1st David Mullins 48pts, Hole-in-One at 15th ;  2nd Moya Bracken 43pts;  

    9h. 1st Niall Bradley 26.  2nd Alan McCabe 28.

     

    Lotto. Numbers drawn. 3, 7, 28, 36. No match 4 nor 3. Three lucky dips: Siobhan Tynan, Pat Maher, Liam Butler

     

    For your diary

    Seniors. Thurs 24 July 9.45.  Glenn Eagles 12 noon.

    Drumcullen GAA Friday 25 July. Contact Peter Lyons.

    Lady Captain Sheila Brennan’s Prize on Sat. 26th. Sponsored by Main Ford Dealers Lyons of Nenagh and Limerick.  9h for men in the afternoon

    Men’s Open Sunday 27th July.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble Monday 28th at 4.30.

    Tuesday 4.30 Open 18h Stableford. Ladies and Men.

     

    Ladies

    Results

    Mr. Presidents prize to the Ladies : 1st Mary Bolger (23) 65 nett;2nd Majella Gibbons (25) 66 nett; 3rd Jennifer Nolan (35)  69 nett; 4th Siobhan Tynan (17) 70 nett; Gross Martina O Brien (11) 78gross 

    June/July 9 Hole: 1st Martina O Brien (11) 22pts; 2nd Pauline Needham (21) 19pts; 3rd Eileen Delaney (32) 18pts.

     

    Glenn Eagles

     1st Ena Guilfoyle Margo Regan Peig Monahan Mgt McDonagh 25.5  2nd Kathleen Doorley Aileen Watkins Frieda Tierney Gail Kelly 27    3rd Rita Delaney Bernie McTague June Carroll 29.4.  Nearest the pin. Frieda Tierney. Mary McGee

     

    Competitions

    18h Singles Wed.  July 23rd sponsored by Dovea Genetics.

    18 h Singles Open Day Wed. July 30th.

     

    Seniors’ Open day (over 50s)

    All Ladies and Gents over 50 are welcome to an Open Day in the Club on Thursday 31 July. A very enjoyable outing will be enjoyed by all.

     

     

    Lady Captain’s Day

    Saturday July 26th is Lady Captain Sheila Brennan's Day. It is kindly sponsored by Main Ford Dealer-Lyons Motors, Nenagh & Limerick.

    Entry sheet is in the locker room and a draw for partners will take place after a 9 H competition on Thurs 24th. The format for the day will be a shot gun start at 12 noon. There will be a 9 Hole competition at 9am to facilitate those who are unable to play in

    the Lady Captain's Prize Competition. Lady Captain Sheila would like to invite all ladies to join in the meal on the evening   Sponsor: (Main Ford Dealer, Lyons Motors, Nenagh & Limerick).

     

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Mary Lonergan and her family on the death of her father Michael O’Flynn in Milford Co. Cork last week.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 06 May 2014

    Social Night

    On Friday 16 May at 8.30 pm there will be a Social Night in the Club in aid of the Clubhouse Development Fund.  Rock On Paddy will provide the music. There will be plenty of prizes and ‘surprizes’,  not to mention song and dance with finger food. Members and non-members are invited  so come along to enjoy a fantastic fun night. Admission is 10 euro. 

     

    For your diary

    Seniors Thurs. 8th at 9.45.  Glenn Eagles at 12 noon.

    Duggan Cup Thurs. 8th at 4pm  3H  2A.

    Birr Community School Classic. Contact Brid Guinan.  Tel. 086 107 3639.

    Dowd Cup. GOY) Sat/Sun 10th/11th

    Tuesday Open. 18 holes Stableford. All welcome.

     

    Results

    Seniors

    Cat. 1 D Johnston 36 D Duffy 36 P Doyle 36 T Mc Tague 31 J Carroll 29.

    Cat. 2 T Wright 36 J Cunniffe 35 E Nevin 33 J Gillmartin 30 T Kenny 28.

    Cat. 3 G Claffey 33 D Kealy 32 L Delaney 29 S Bergin 28 E Moore 26.

    Cat. 4 A Jackson 30 C Loughnane 30 T Duffy 30 S Coakley 26 E Doorley 25.

     

    Open Tuesday: Winner: Michael Lyons (7) 37pts.

     

    Inter Club

    Best of luck to the Barton Cup team under managers John Murphy and Fergus Garland in their match against Dunmurry. At home are Seamas Breen and Michael Yates,  Simon Hogan and Enda Carroll. Playing away are: Fergus Garland and Pat Madden, Padraig Moylan and Brendan Hoare, Joe Slevin and Tomas Moylan.

     

    On Thursday at 4 pm Birr will play The Curragh. The manager is Tom Rigney. At home are:Joe Slevin/Ger Claffey. Sean Doorley/John Kelly and Pat Gleeson/Tommy Hogan.

    Away are : Paschal Troy/Matt Dudley and PJ Lowry/Martin Young.  Good luck to all.

     

    Ladies

    Results

    Australian Spoons Competition. 1st Teresa Fealy (26) and Lady Captain Sheila Brennan (15)  44pts; 2nd Emer Hanniffy (10) and Siobhan Tynan (17) 41 pts

     

    14 Hole Stableford. 1st Mary Lonergan (23) 32 pts; 2nd Denise Delaney (28) 30pts

    3rd Angie Hough (22) 29pts.

     

    April  9 Hole Stableford.  1st Therese Kennedy (32) 23 pts; 2nd Caroline Mc Carty (20) 21 pts; 3rd Denise Delaney (28) 20pts

     

    Glenn Eagles

    1st Theresa Fealy Majella Duffy Lena Guinan 28.4  2nd Ena Gilfoyle Peig Monahan June Carroll 31.4  3rd Captain Sheila BrennanMarie Keane Therese Kennedy 32.7.  Nearest Pin: Ena Guilfoyle at 2nd. Marie Keane at 8th.

     

    Competitions

    Members Prize May 11th. Entry sheet for draw in locker room.

    Countess of Granard Competition on-going.

     9 Hole Stableford on-going.

     

    Club Restaurant

    Our chef Nigel is now taking bookings for all social events. Please ring 057 912 0082 for details and bookings.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 29 Apr 2014

    Inter Club

    Heartiest congratulations to our Inter Club teams who are on a very successful series of wins in the various matches. This weekend saw victories for our Provincial and Central towns.  The Provincial team under managers Sean Moylan and Dick Johnston had a comprehensive 7/2 victory over Edenderry. Playing at home were; Tom Hogan Pat Madden Brendan Hoare and Tom Murtagh. Away were: Brian Guinan PJ Lowry Captain John Connell John Kelly and Paschal Troy.

     

    The Central Towns under John Murphy and Fergus Garland were clear winners by 4/1 over Mount Temple. At home were: Tom Hogan Brendan Hoare and away were : John Murphy Alan Hennessy and  John Ryan.

    All are wished the best in the next round.

     

    This week end on Saturday our Irish Mixed under managers Kathleen Doorley and Tom Rigney take on Castlecomer.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday. Usual time of 9.45. Glenn Eagles 12 noon.

    Irish Mixed Saturday at 4pm.  Birr v Castlecomer.2H,  3A.

    Open Weekend Ladies/Gents on Sat/Sun/Bank Holiday Monday. Sponsored by Hugo Loonam, Motor dealer, Cloghan

    Tuesday 6 May Open Singles. Ladies /Gents All welcome.

    Rules Night. Wed. 30 April 8pm. Speaker Ann Duffy, Mullingar. All welcome

    Birr Community School Classic. Fri. 9 May. Contact: Brid Guinan 086 1073639.

     

     

    Results

    Open Singles

    1st Dermot Harte (18) 38 pts.2nd John Dwyer (3) 38 pts. Gross:Declan Gath (2)36 pts. 3rd Pat maher (5) 36 pts.

    Open Tuesday Padraig Moylan (3) 39pts

    Lotto Nos. 18 33 8 31. No 4 nor 3. Lucky dips were Willie Gavin, Eileen Delaney and Dick Johnston.

    Seniors. Cat 1 D Johnston 36 D Duffy 36 P Doyle 36 T Mc Tague 31 J Carroll 29

    Cat 2 T Wright 36 J Cunniffe 35 E Nevin 33 J Gillmartin 30 T Kenny 28

    Cat 3 G Claffey 33 D Kealy 32 L Delaney 29 S Bergin 28 E Moore 26

    Cat 4 A Jackson 30 C Loughnane 30 T Duffy 30 S Coakley 26 E Doorley 25

    Glenn Eagles

    Emer Haniffy Valerie Coleman Aileen Watkins 29.4   2nd Roma Gilmartin Margaret McDonagh Theresa Fealy 31. 3rd Ann Kenny Majella Duffy Therese Kennedy 31.2 from Marie Keane Frances Ashe Margo Regan  on back 6.

    Nearest pin on 3rd and 8th Emer Hanniffy and Theresa Fealy.

    Next outing on Thurs 1 May.  12 noon.

     

    Club Restaurant

    Our chef Nigel is now taking bookings for all social events. Please ring 057 9120082 for details and bookings.

     

    Ladies

    Competitions: 9 Hole and 14 Hole ongoing.

    Glenn Eagles Thurs. 1 May 12 noon..

    Countess of Granard begins on May 1st All welcome to a Rules Of Golf presentation by Ann Duffy of Mullingar  in the Club on Wed evening at 8pm. An excellent opportunity to become acquainted with the many rules of the game. All welcome. Please come along.

    Presentation of all outstanding prizes on Wednesday April 30th at 7.30pm followed by a Rules Information evening.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 08 Apr 2014

    Spring League

    The final of our Spring League takes place this Sunday between 9.30 am and 11.00 am. The following teams have qualified: Fran Quinn 487pts, Michael Ashe 478pts, Declan Gath 476pts, Stephen Grogan 473pts John Dwyer 469pts, Ger Gath 468pts Pat Doyle 465pts and Billy Donlon 460 pts. Best of luck and hopefully all will have a very enjoyable round.

    Congratulations and well done to Bernard McGurk who was the leading individual over the five rounds.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors and Glenn Eagles this Thursday usual times.

    Final of Spring League Sunday 13 April 9.30 to 11.00.

    Hacket Cup GOY 18 hole Stroke Sat 12/Sun 13 April.

    Mixed.  Birr versus The Heath Saturday 2.30 2 Home 3 Away.

    Open Singles Tues.15th 18h Stableford. All welcome.

    Bridge Tues 15th Final session. Thanks to all.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st M Coghlan D Kealy S Bergin 68; 2nd L Mc Cabe K Bell K Flaherty 63.

    Spring Cup GOY. 1st David Corbett (11) 66 nett;  2nd Christy Purcell 67 nett; Gross: John Dwyer 74; 3rd Matt Dudley 71 nett

    Open Tuesday: Bobby Ryland 38pts.

    Hole in One: Sean Bergin at 14th

     

    Bridge

    Tess Liffey/Mary O’Gorman  2nd Maura Kerrigan/Phyllis Landy.

     

    Lotto

    Nunbers drawn were 4 6 11 18. No winner nor match 3 or 4. Three lucky dips were Michael Liffey Tom Wright and PJ Lowry

     

    Junior Easter Camp

    Kevin McGrath is running a junior Easter Camp for all junior golfers at the Driving Range from 21st/22nd/23rd of April. Contact Kevin for more details on 087 237 9234.

     

    Ladies

    Results

    18 Hole Stroke Competition sponsored by Patricia Guinan:

    1st Marie Corcoran (23) 71

    2nd Leanne Hogan (31) 73

    Gross Gemma Butler (8) 78

    3rd Caroline Guinan (19) 73

    4th Agnes Doolin (24) 73

    Competitions

    9 Hole Stableford and 14 Hole Stableford ongoing.

    Australian Spoons running from Sat Mar 29th to Sat April 26th (incl).

    Glenn Eagles. 1st Rita Delaney Rita Enright Gail Kelly 27.  2nd Carmel Ryan Bernie McTague, Margot Regan Roma Gilmartin 31.5;  3rd Ena Guilfoyle Doreen McKenna  Margaret McDonagh 31.9. Nearest the Pin; Rita Delaney at 3rd and Mary O’Brien at 8th .

    Draw at 12 noon this Thursday. Presentation of prizest o follow.

     

    Junior Easter Camp

    Kevin McGrath is running a junior Easter Camp for all junior golfers at the Driving Range from 21st/22nd/23rd of April . Contact Kevin for more details on 087 237 9234.

     

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Michael Doran and his family on the death of his sister Betty last week in Taughmaconell.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 25 Mar 2014

    Spring League

    Final on Sunday 13 April.

     

    For your diary

    Spring League ongoing.

    18 Hole Stableford this weekend.

    Restaurant. This Sunday, Mothers’ Day .Two sittings  at 12.30 and 2.30 pm.

     

    Glenn Eagles

    Results. 1st Mary O’Brien Theresa Fealy Gail Kelly 29.8;  2nd Rita Delaney Ber McTague, Mary Sullivan, Valerie Coleman32.2; 3rd Mary O’Gorman, Carmel Ryan, Martina O’Brien, Majella Duffy 33..1.

     

    Bridge

    Results. 1st Joanne Lughnane/Frank Doorley 2nd Tess Liffey/Phyllis Landy and Mary O’Gorman.

    Bridge Tuesday 1 April at 10.30 am.

     

    Lotto

    Drawn were 20, 8, 6 and 32. No winner. Lucky Dips were Martin Young David and Tory Baker and Sheila Brennan. Jackpot is 4,400 euro.

     

    Inter Club Competitions

    The 2014 GUI Inter Club Draws have reached us and the following are the dates and

    venues:

    Leinster Fourball V Athy on or before 6th April.

    Mixed Foursomes V The Heath on or before 13th April.

    Barton Cup V Mountrath before on or 21st April.

    Provincial Towns V Edenderry G.C on or before 27th April.

    Pierce Purcell Sat. 17th May Callan G.C. 10 am.

    Barton Shield. Sat. 24th May at Rathcore G.C. 8.45 am.

    Fred Daly Friday 25th. April Edenderry G.C. 9 am.

    Junior Cup Sat. 7th. June at Castlebarna G.C. 8.40 am.

    Jimmy Bruen  Sat. 14th. June Rathdowney G.C.

    Senior Cup Sat 28th. June at Naas G.C. 10.50 am.

     

    Ongoing competition. 9 Hole Stableford. Holes 10-18.

     

    Junior Girls’ Golf

    Best of Luck to Leanne Hogan, Aimee Carroll, Jennifer Nolan and Moya Bracken, all representing St Brendan's Community School and playing in the Mid-Leinster Schools Qualifying Competition this Friday in Portarlington Golf Club. Have a great day girls and enjoy the golf !

     

    New Members

    At Birr Golf Club we are delighted to welcome new members and the return of former members.  An introductory lesson with Kevin McGrath, Golf Professional, is planned for anyone who may be considering taking up golf  - the details of which will follow in the coming weeks. Clubs will be provided for your use on the night. For further information please contact Joan at 057 912 0082.

     

    Ladies

    Ongoing Competition. 9 Hole stableford Holes 10-18. 

    Introductory Golf Lessons. At Birr Golf Club we are delighted to welcome new members and the return of former members.  An introductory lesson with Kevin McGrath, Golf Professional,is planned for anyone who may be considering taking up golf  -the details of which will follow in the coming weeks. Clubs will be provided for your use on the night.

    For further information please contact Joan at 057 912 0082.

     

    Sympathy

    The members offer deepest sympathy to Nicky Nugent and his family on the death of his mother Sabina in Lumcloon recently.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 01 Apr 2014

    Golfer of the Year

    The first GOY will take place this weekend when the Spring Cup will be the prize on Saturday and Sunday. The competition will be stroke over 18 holes. Time sheet is in operation, so please get your name on the list. Also paid up members should note that the GUI cards are now available in the Bar. Please collect same.

     

    Inter Club

    Mixed Foursomes V The Heath on or before 13th April.

    Barton Cup V Mountrath before on or 21st April.

    Provincial Towns V Edenderry G.C on or before 27th April.

    Pierce Purcell Sat. 17th May Callan G.C. 10 am.

    Barton Shield. Sat. 24th May at Rathcore G.C. 8.45 am.

    Fred Daly Friday 25th. April Edenderry G.C. 9 am.

    Junior Cup Sat. 7th. June at Castlebarna G.C. 8.40 am.

    Jimmy Bruen  Sat. 14th. June Rathdowney G.C.

    Senior Cup Sat 28th. June at Naas G.C. 10.50 am.

     

    For your diary

    Open Singles every Tuesday . 18 holes Stableford. Open to Men and Ladies. All welcome.

    Seniors Thurs.3 April 9..45 Glenn Eagles 12 noon.

    Spring Cup GOY Sat/Sun this weekend. (GOY)

    Bridge Tues. 8 April 10.30

     

    Results

    Bridge  1st Joe Kerins/Gay Halvey. 2nd Roma Gilmartin/Olive Kenny

     

    Lotto

    Numbers drawn were 19 27 28 34. No match 4  Three lucky dips: Joe Slevin Frank and Ann Kenny and Jim Hamill

     

    Ladies

    Results

    9 Hole Stableford Mar 23rd 2014. 1st Evelyn Lynch (24) 21 pts; 2nd Teresa Fealy (25) 20 pts.

    Competitions

    Sunday April 6th 18 Hole Singles sponsored by Patricia Guinan.

    New 14 Hole ongoing.

    Australian Spoons running Sat March 29th to Sat April 26 ( incl).

     

    Junior Golf

    Golf for Junior girls continues every Saturday. Girls will be notified by text.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 15 Apr 2014

    Spring League Final

    Congratulations to Captain Declan Gath and his team of Jerome Molloy, John O’Meara, Eddie Nevin and John Ryan on winning the Spring League The team returned a score of  104 points. Well done to all.

    Michael Ashe’s team of Bernard Kennedy, Tom Dunican ,Frank Kenny and Larry McGarry were runners up. Individual winner was Bernard McGurk .

     

    Results

    Hackett Cup. Top 32 to qualify. Among the leaders were: Aidan Farrelly 67. Brian Doyle 69. Pat Gleeson 70. Pat Nolan 70. Dick Johnston 71. Des McDowell 71. Padraig Moylan 71.     

     

    Tuesday Open. Brian Doyle (15) 37pts

     

    Seniors. 1st  T Duffy, C Loughnane, J Gilmartin 70; 2nd B Mc Gurk, G Claffey, T Murtagh 67.

    Hole in One Seanie Bergin at the 14th. He was presented with the Hole In One Medal very kindly sponsored by Paul and Cathal Barber of Barber Jewellers, Birr.

     

    Bridge

    1st Joanne Loughnane/Frank Doorley.  2nd Maura Kerrigan/Phyllis Landy.

     

    Lotto

    Numbers drawn were: 1, 22, 26, 33. No match 4 or 3. Lucky dips were: James Hamill, Therese Kennedy and Benny Larkin

     

    Masters’ Draw

    1st Christy McGarry who drew Bubba Watson. 2nd Michael Stephens/Tom Higgins who drew Jordan Spieth.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors. Thurs 17 at 9.45.

    Duggan Cup v Esker Hills Friday 2.30.

    Members Prize Sat/Sun this weekend.

    Barton Cup v Mountrath.  Sat. 2.30.

    Tuesday Open 18h Stableford. All welcome. Ladies and Gents.

     

    Ladies

    Competitions:

    9 Hole Stableford and 14 Hole Stableford ongoing.

    Australian Spoons running until Sat April 26th (incl).

     

    Winners of the Junior Nett Team Prize in the Mid-Leinster Schools Championships held in Portarlington Golf Club were Aimee Carroll, Jennifer Nolan and Leanne Hogan of St. Brendan's Community School, Birr. Well done girls and a big thank you to Rita Delaney for looking after the girls on the day.

     

    Junior Golf

    Easter Competition 9-Hole Scramble on Holy Thursday 17 April. Draw at 12.30 sharp.  All junior and student members welcome. Contact:Brian Guinan.

     

    Junior Easter Camp

    Kevin McGrath is running a Junior Easter Camp for all junior golfers at the Driving Range from 21st/22nd/23rd of April. Contact Kevin for more details on 087 237 9234.

     

    Inter Club

    Mixed v Heath. Our Mixed had a good victory over the Heath by 3/2. Congratulations to Managers Kathleen Doorley and Tom Rigney. The members of the team were:  Captain John Connell/Mary Sullivan, Enda Carroll/Martina O’Brien, Rita Delaney/ Steven Grogan, Tom Rigney/ Corina Gleeson, Tony McCormack/Gemma Butler.

    Best of luck to all in the next round versus Castlecomer.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 11 Mar 2014

    Spring League

    Spring League is extended till the end of March. 5 rounds to be completed by 31st.

     

    Inter Club Competitions

    The 2014 GUI Inter Club Draws have reached us and the following are the dates and

    venues:

    Leinster Fourball V Athy on or before 6th April.

    Mixed Foursomes V The Heath on or before 13th April.

    Barton Cup V Mountrath before on or 21st April.

    Provincial Towns V Edenderry G.C on or before 27th April.

    Pierce Purcell Sat. 17th May Callan G.C. 10 am.

    Barton Sheild Sat. 24th May at Rathcore G.C. 8.45 am.

    Fred Daly Friday 25th April Edenderry G.C. 9 am.

    Junior Cup Sat. 7th June at Castlebarna G.C. 8.40 am.

    Jimmy Bruen Sat. 14th June Rathdowney G.C.

    Senior Cup Sat 28th June at Naas G.C. 10.50 am.

     

    Results

    Seniors. Cat 1. T Mctague 34 J Carroll 31 J Molloy 29 P Doyle 29 M Ashe 29

    Cat 2 T Wright 31 D Johnston 25 P Walshe 24 J Gilmartin 24 D Duffy 21

    Cat 3 l Delaney 27 G Claffey 27 T King 26 D Kealy 24 B Larkin 23

    Cat 4. T Duffy 28 S Coakley 24 E Doorley 23 K Mcdowell 15 F Jackson 15

     

    Bridge results

    1.  Frank Doorley & Conor Dooley,  2. Peg Monaghan & Catherine Morris.

    Bridge continues every Tuesday at 10.30 am

     

    Congratulations

    Congrats to Michael Ashe who was the winner of a car in the recent GUI draw. Happy

    motoring Mick.

     

    For your diary

    Spring League ongoing Play 5 rounds.

    Seniors Thurs March 13 @ 9.45

    Glenn Eagles Thurs 13 March.Draw at 12 noon

    Bridge Tuesday 18 March 10.30

     

    Results

    Seniors. At our last outing on Thursday, a minutes silence was observed for the late Patsy Mc Guinness and for the late Eric Kenny.

    Bennett Cup    1st Simon Hogan 38pts. 2nd Christy Purcell 37 pts. 3rd Billy McGarry 36 pts

    Dooley Cup   1st Laurence McGarry 39 pts. 2nd David Corbett 37 pts. 3rd Andy Mastersom 37 pts.

    Hole in One.  Congratulations to Simon Hogan who had a hole in one at the 14th.

    Glenn Eagles. 1st Ann Kenny Margo Regan Rita Delaney Theresa Fealy 30.2  2nd Kathleen Doorley Bernie McTague Mary Sullivan Valerie Coleman  31.4  3rd Sheila Brennan Carmel Ryan Therese Kennedy 31.4   Nearest pins were Rita Enright and Sheila Brennan.

    Bridge. 1st Tess Liffey/Mary O’Gorman   2nd Tom and Mary McGee

     

    Lotto

    Numbers drawn were : 3 17 16 12  One match 3 winner was Emer Hanniffy.  Jackpot is €4,200  

     

    Fantasy Cheltenham

    Hopefully all will have a very lucky fantasy Cheltenham. Many thanks to everybody for taking part. 

     

    US Masters Sweepstake

    With Cheltenham over now is your chance to get involved in the Masters'. The  sheets are in the Club. Entry is just €10 per line.

     

    Ladies

    Ongoing Competitions

    The Spring League Final took place on Saturday March 8th. It was kindly sponsored by Buckley's SuperValu Birr. Well done to all who braved the January and February weather to take part in this year’s League. Winners were as follows:

    1st Place with 105 points: Lady Captain Sheila Brennan ( Capt ) Caroline McCarthy, Mary O Brien, Carmel Ryan, Laura Nugent.

    2nd Place with 99 points: Tori Baker(Capt ) Margo Regan, Angie Hough, Evelyn Lynch, Valerie Coleman, Mary Mc Gee.

    Highest Round Weekly Winners:

    Round 1 Rita Enright 22pts

    Round 2 Teresa Fealy 24pts

    Round 3 Majella Gibbons 22pts

    Round 4 Tori Baker 21 pts

    Round 5 Patricia Kennedy 22pts

    Round 6 Vera Smyth 20 pts

     

    Winners of the Spring League 9-Hole:

    1st Rita Delaney (19) 18 pts; 2nd Leilagh Hogan (30) 18 pts

     

    9 Hole Winners Feb 11th. 1st Kay Kelly (23) 20pts;  2nd Carmel Ryan (29) 19pts;  3rd Evelyn Lynch (24) 18 pts.

     

    Ongoing Competitions:

    9 Hole Stableford Holes 1-9;  9 Hole Stableford Holes 10- 18.

     

    New Members

    At Birr Golf Club we are delighted to welcome new members and the return of former members.  An introductory lesson with Kevin McGrath, Golf Professional, is planned for anyone who may be considering taking up golf  - the details of which will follow in the coming weeks. Clubs will be provided for your use on the night. For further information please contact Joan at 057 912 0082.

     

    Sympathy

    The members offer deepest sympathy to the McGuinness family of Cadamstown on the death last week of  Patsy, longstanding member of our Club.

    Also to the family of  Eric Kenny of Lorrha. He was Club Captain in 1952 and presented the Kenny Cup for the match play champion.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 13 May 2014

    Social Night

    On Friday 16 May at 8.30 pm there will be a Social Night in the Club in aid of the Clubhouse Development Fund. Rock On Paddy will provide the music and there will be plenty of prizes and ‘surprizes’,  not to mention song and dance with finger food. Members and non-members are invited, so come along to enjoy a fantastic fun night. Admission is 10 euro. 

     

    For your diary

    Seniors. Thurs.15th 9.45 am.

    Sat. Societies.

    Pierce Purcell Sat 17th 9.30 am at Callan Golf Club.

    Senior and Junior Scratch Cups Sunday 18th

    Open Tuesday 18h Stableford. All welcome.

     

    Results

    O’Dowd Trophy: 1st Barry Davis (5)  69. 2nd Martin Young (14) 72. Gross: Simon Hogan (6) 80. 4th Christy Purcell (8) 73. 

    Open Tuesday 1st Ger Gath (4) 38 pts.  2nd Conor Nolan (7) 36 pts. 

    Seniors. Thurs. 8th May. 1st M Dempsey S Dennigan C Finnerty L Mc Cabe 33. 2nd K Mc Dowell

    E Doorley J Carroll 39.

    Seniors. Thurs. 1st May.  1st  L McCabe F Jackson D Kealy 34; 2nd  D O Sullivan

    D Hanniffy B McGurk

     

    Glenn Eagles: 1st Theresa Fealy Mary McGeee 20 pts.   2nd Margo Regan Therese Kennedy 19 pts. 3rd Aileen Watkins Rita Enright  19pts. 4th Doreen McKenna June Carroll 19pts. Nearest pin 2nd/8th Margo Regan and Mary O’Brien

     

    Birr Community School Classic. 1st Patricia Kennedy Gail Kelly June Carroll Denise Delaney 102 pts  2nd Fergus Garland John Murphy Brendan Hoare John Ryan 94 pts. 3rd Kevin McNamara Kevin McGuire Denis Early Sean Doorley 90 pts. 4th Barry Davis Lar Smith Des Bray Eamonn Gormley 90 pts 5th Christy and Ming Loughnane Benny Larkin Des McDowell 6th Tommy Hogan Brandon Beale Benny Beale Des Mannion 89pts.

     

    Congratulations to Captain John Connell on getting a Hole in One at the 14th on Sunday using a 3 Wood.

     

    Ladies

    You are never too young or indeed too old to try golf. Why not learn a new skill, make new friends, be active and get healthier by taking up golf in Birr Golf Club. We are having a TASTER on Thurs 22 May at 7 45 pm in the Club. All equipment will be provided. So why not give it a try?

    For more details contact Lady Captain Sheila Brennan  at 087 238 8521,  Lady President Bernie Meagher at 087 669 8904, Caroline McCarthy at 087 298 9019 or Pauline Needham at 086 372 1903.

     

    Lady Members Prize

    1st Laura Nugent (27) 69 pts; 2nd Teresa Fealy  (26) 75 pts; Gross Ann B Kenny (7)  87pts; 3rd Mary Sullivan (20) 76 pts; 4th Doreen McKenna (26) 79pts

     

     

    Competitions

    18 Hole Stableford Wed. May 14th sponsored by Corona Hennessy.

    18 Hole Stableford Sat. May 17th and Wed. May 21st sponsored by Hedgerows.

    Countess of Granard competition on-going.

    9 Hole Stableford ongoing.

     

    Club Restaurant

    Our chef Nigel is now taking bookings for all social events. Please ring 057 912 0082 for details and bookings. Come along and enjoy excellent fare at our club restaurant.

     

    Lotto Results

    Sunday 4th  Nos  31 32 33 34. Must be a record.  Obviously no winner. Nor 3 nor 4.    Lucky dips. Tony/Bernie McTague Andy Masterson Rita Enright

    .

    Sunday11 May 2014. Drawn were: 13 16 4 6. No winner. Nor 3 nor 4 . Lucky dips were: Ollie Nugent David O’Meara Rita Enright.  Jackpot  5,000 euro.

     

    Inter Club

    Best of luck to Manager Tony McTague and the Pierce Purcell team in Callan on Saturday morning. The team is: Noel Lyons/Ollie Nugent.  Pat Molloy/Tony McCormack.   Sean Doorley/Brendan Hogan.  Bernard Kennedy/Alan Naylor. And Pat Gleeson/Pat Nolan

     

    Sympathy

    The members offer deepest sympathy to the families of Brian and Brendan Fitzgerald and grandchildren Adam and Rebecca on the death of their Mother/Grandmother Mary Fitzgerald in Birr last week.

    Also to Pat Molloy and his family on the death of his wife Emby in Rath last week.

     

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 20 May 2014

    Club Development Classic

    The very popular Annual Club Development Classic will take take place on Sunday 1 June and Bank Holiday Monday 2 June. Entry per team is 100 euro with BarBQ and refreshments. Please reserve your time on the sheet in the Club. As the Classic contributes much towards the facilities of the club, members are requested to give generous support.

     

    Thanks

    Many thanks to all who supported Rock on Paddy in the Club on Friday evening. A very enjoyable time was had by all. Such functions are always very welcome.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors. Thurs.22 May 9.45. Glenn Eagles 12 noon.

    Kenny Cup. Sat/Sun 24/25 Top 32 to qualify.

    Barton Cup.  Sun. 25 at 3pm. 3 away. 2 home.

    Barton Shield Qualifying at Rathcore on Sat/Sun.

    Open Tuesday. 18h Stableford. All welcome.

    Club Classic. Sun/Mon 1/2 June. Please support. Sponsored by Premier Insulations.

     

     

    Results

    Scratch Cup. Gross. Senior.  1st Stuart Grehan (+3) Tullamore 69.  2nd Stuart Carter Mountrath 72. 3rd Sean Maloney Dun Murray Springs 72.

    Nett. Niall McGahan (5) Loughrea 67. 2nd Eric Byrne (4) Birr 71. 3rd Declan Gath (3) Birr 71.

     

    Junior Scratch Cup. Gross.  1st Michael Lyons Birr 78. 2nd Christy Purcell  Birr 79. 3rd Darragh Claffey Birr 81.   Nett.  1st John Connell Birr 73. 2nd Leo Kelliher  Mountrath 73. 3rd Sean Moylan Birr 75.

     

    Seniors. 1st S Ryan T Mc Tague J Plunkett K Mc Dowell 39; 2nd E Doorley T Wright M Hynes 42.

     

    Glenn Eagles.  1st Theresa Fealy Mary McGee Patt Grogan Bernie McTague 28.2.  2nd Ena Guilfoyle Therese Kennedy Margaret McDonagh Peig Monahan 29.8. 3rd Frances Ashe Mary Darcy Doreen McKenna  Marie Keane 29.8.  Nearest Pin 2nd/8th Marie Keane and Theresa Fealy.

     

    Lotto

    Numbers drawn were:9 17 25 30. No winner nor match 3 nor 4. Quick picks: David O’Meara  Mary Johnston and Captain John Connell.

     

    Ladies

    Results

    18 H Stableford sponsored by Corona Hennessy: 1st Eileen Delaney (34) 35pts

    2nd Yvonne Boland (22) 31pts

     

    Competitions

    18 H Stableford Sat. May 24th and Wed. May 28th sponsored by Caroline Mc Carty.

    Countess of Granard competition on-going.

    9 Hole Stableford on-going.

     

    Club Restaurant

    Our chef Nigel is now taking bookings for all social events. Please ring 057 912 0082 for details and bookings. Come along and enjoy excellent fare at our club restaurant.

     

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 15 Jul 2014

    For your diary

    Seniors. Thurs 17th at 9.45. Glenn Eagles 12 noon, followed by presentation.

    An Post Society Sat. 13th 8.30 to 1.00

    Juniors Monday 21st 10.00 Play for the McGarry Cup

    Lady President Bernie Meagher’s prize to the men on Sunday 20th. See time sheet.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble Mon. 21st 4.30. All welcome

    Tuesday Open 18h Stableford. All very welcome. Ladies and Gents.

     

    Results

    Seniors: Cat1 D Johnston 31 D Duffy 30 T Mc Tague 30 B Mc Gurk 29.D O Sullivan 27

    Cat 2 E Nevin 37 G Claffey 35 T Rosney 32 J Gilmartin 31 L Delaney 29

    Cat 3 C Mc Garry 37 C Loughnane 32 S Ryan 27 S Bergin 27 L Mc Cabe 26

    Cat 4 E Mc Donagh 28 P Byrne.28 D Abbott 26 B Wilks 25 A Jackson 23.

     

    Presidents’ Mixed. 7/7/14   1st Carmel Ryan Liam Delaney Brandon Beale 27.4   2nd Patsy Burke Tricia Guinan Brian Guinan  28.5 nett

     

    Tuesday Open. Alan Heatley (18) 42.  2nd David O’Neill (23) 36.

     

    Sunday Medal. 1st Aidan Farrelly 68.nett 2nd Bernard Kennedy 68 nett. Gross: Billy McGarry 67 gross. 3rd John Carroll 68.nett.

     

    Juniors

    18h  1st David Mullins 36pts. 2nd James Nolan 35pts.

    9h Kieran Riley 29 2nd Ronan Bergin 30.

     

    Birr GAA Classic

    Well done and congratulations to the organisers of the Classic in Saturday. Sincere thanks to Hugo Loonam of Loonam Motors Cloghan for his very generous sponsorship

    Results. 1st John Murphy Brendan Hoare John Ryan Pat Madden. 98pts    2nd Padraig Cleere Michael Cleere Richie Donnelly Eoin Donovan 97pts  3rd Gail Kelly Marie Keane Denise Delaney Carmel Ryan 96pts. 4th John Connell Michael Yates Bernie Kennedy Seamas Breen  5th Tom Enright Hubert Rigney Willie Dolan Dick Johnston 90pts.

    Longest Drive Men: Darragh McNamara.  Ladies:Frances Daly.  Nearest Pin:Billy McGarry.

     

    Ladies

    Results

    18h Singles sponsored by Laurenzo Hair Design.

    1st Angela Hough (21)  36pts; 2nd  Carmel Ryan (27)  35pts; 3rd Tessa Foreman (33)  34pts.

     

    Glenn Eagles

    Glenn Eagles held their annual outing this year to Roscrea Golf Club. There was a great turnout and the ladies had a super day’s golf, good fun and a gorgeous meal.

    Results:  1st Mary Sullivan (20) 37pts 2nd Emer Hanniffy (10) 33pts. 3rd Martina O’Brien (10) 33pts

    Best 1st nine. 1st Lady Captain Sheila Brennan.  Best 2nd nine. Bernie McTague.  Nearest pin on 8th Margo Regan.

    The Birr Ladies combined their Glenn Eagles outing with supporting the Open Day in Roscrea in aid of supporting Breast Cancer Awareness.

     

    Competitions

    Sunday July 20th. Mr President’s, Michael Yates’s prize to members. GOY and Medal.

    Entry sheet in locker room. Draw Thurs. July 17th 6pm.

    18 H Singles.  Sat 19th & Wed 23rd July sponsored by Dovea Genetics.

    9H on-going

    Don’t forget to get your three 18-hole cards in for our Lady Captain’s Prize.

     

    Club Restaurant

    Our Chef Nigel Johnston provides splendid fare in our excellent restaurant.

    Ring 057 912 0082 for bookings.

     

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 05 Aug 2014

    Results

    Seniors. 1st T Murtagh, S Coakley, G Claffey, 81; 2nd A Joyce, T King, C Loughnane, 80.

    No Seniors Competition this week due to Ladies Midland Championships.

    Reserved times for ladies on Wed., Thurs., Friday and Saturday.

    Glenn Eagles

    1st Frances Ashe, Theresa Fealy, Lena Guinan. 29.6   2ndEna  Guilfoyle, Majella Duffy, Mary Dolan. 30.7  3rd Mary Sullivan, Peig Monahan, Mary Darcy. 31.5.   Nearest pin 2nd Emer Hanniffy.  8th Anne Kenny.

     

    18h Open  Mary Lonergan 33

     

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble.  1st John Molloy, Tony Hogan, Tony McCormack and Adrian Sheils 26.   2nd Padraig Moylan, Margo Regan, John McKeon, 27.   3rd Moya Bracken, Jo Conniffe, Tom King, 27.

     

    Tuesday Open. 1st Moya Bracken 39; 2nd Aimee Carroll 38.

     

    For your diary

    Midland Ladies Championship on Thurs./ Fri/ Sat.  7th /8th/9th August. Please check time sheet. Semi Finals/Finals on Sat. Tee reserved from 8 am to 10 am. All wish the Midland Ladies a very successful championship and we hope that the weather remains kind and friendly.

    Inter Club. South Leinster. Birr v Hermitage on Fri.8th at 5.30 pm.

    Kenny Cup, Hackett Cup and Loughnane Cup ongoing.

    Inter Club South Leinster. Friday 8th at 5.30 pm. Birr v Hermitage.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble. Monday 11th at 4.30 pm. All welcome.

    Tuesday Open Stableford. 18h. 12th  Ladies/Gents.

    Midland Tourism Classic. Friday 15th

    Captain John O’Connell’s Prize on Saturday 16/Sunday 17th. Time sheet.

    Birr Stage Guild Classic. Fri. Aug.22nd.  Contact Adrian Sheils.

     

    Inter Club

    Best of luck to our South Leinster team under managers Eddie Nevin and Alan Naylor in the Quarter Final match versus Hermitage on Friday at 5.30.

     

    Ladies

    Competitions

    ILGU Mid Leinster Ladies Championships. July 7th, 8th, 9th.

    9H stroke on-going.

    Ladies Open Day on the 10th

     

    Irish Girls Home international Team

    Lady Captain Sheila and the Ladies of Birr Golf Club would like to wish Gemma Butler, manager of the Irish Girls Home International Team, the best of luck in Donabate this week. Also best wishes to Mary Doyle, a team member from our own district.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 08 Jul 2014

    Birr GAA Classic

    Birr GAA are holding their Annual Classic on Saturday 12 July. To book your tee time please contact Michelle Hogan the club secretary. The club would also welcome box and tee sponsorship. So come along and enjoy an enjoyable day’s golf.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st J Carroll J Gilmartin S Bergin 76; 2nd L Mc Cabe B Mc Gurk S Ryan 73.

     

    Tuesday Open. 1st Conor Slevin (9) 42pts.  2nd Kevin McNamara 39pts.

     

    Intermediate Scratch Cup sponsored by Corrib Oil.  Gross: Martin Young 84. 2nd Captain John Connell 85. 3rd John Ryan 85. Nett. 1st Hugh Healy 72. 2nd Sean Clancy 73. 3rd Kevin McNamara 75.

     

    Presidents’ Mixed. 1st Caroline Guinan John Hassett Aileen Watkins 27.75.  2nd Theresa Fealy Mary Sullivan Brian Guinan 27.875.

     

    Juniors. Boys. 18h 1st Cathal Kirwan (300 50pts. 2nd Brandon Beale 38pts.

    Boys 9h. Tie: Ronan McNamara/Michael Hand.

     

    Lotto Numbers drawn 1 6 18 30. No winner nor match 3. Lucky dips: Maureen De Forge, John Fleury, Sean Lynam.

     

    Congratulations

    Well done to Brian Guilfoyle on getting a hole-in-one at the 8th.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thurs. 10th at 9.45.  

    Glenn Eagles. 12 noon.

    Birr GAA Classic. Sat. 12 July; contact: Michelle Hogan 087 416 3056.

    Captain’s Medal. Sunday 13 July

    Juniors. Boys and Girls. Monday 14th 10pm.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble. Mon.14th 4.30pm.

    Tuesday Open 18 h Stableford  All welcome.

     

    Inter Club

    Nenagh had the better of our O’Moore team on Saturday. The team consisted of: Liam Delaney (Manager), John Hogan, Christy McGarry, Thady Clancy, Liam Smyth, Sean Bergin, Brian Guilfoyle with substitutes Brendan O’Carroll and Benny Larkin

     

    Ladies

    Results

    Ladies Open Day in conjunction with Sisters/Mothers&Daughters, sponsored by TSM Borrisokane:

    Sisters 1st Doreen Mc Kenna (26) &Jean Brosnon (21) Naas   40pts; 2nd Rita Delaney (19)& Hannan Lenihan (36) Killarney  38pts

    Mother & Daughter:  1st Fiona Burke (11) Mullingar &Sarah Burke (16) Mullingar/Birr 35pts; 2nd Lily O’Sullivan (13) Athlone & Lizzy O’Sullivan (28) Athlone 35pts.

    Friends  1st Aileen Watkins (21) & Theresa Fealy (25) 46pts; 2nd Frances Ashe (19) & Ena Guilfoyle (19) 41pts.

     

    Competitions 

    Wed. July 9th. 18H Stableford sponsored by Laurenzo Hair Design.

    9H ongoing.

     

    Club Restaurant

    Our Chef Nigel Johnston provides splendid fare in our excellent restaurant.

    Ring 057 912 0082 for bookings.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 17 Jun 2014

    Inter Club

    Best of luck to our South Leinster team under managers Eddie Nevin and Alan Naylor in their match on Saturday (2pm) versus The Heath. Playing at home are: Brendan Hogan Tom Wright John Conniffe and Christy McGarry. Away are:Alan Naylor Pat Molloy and Eddie Nevin

     

    For your diary

    Ladies Open day. Sunday 22 June. All welcome.

    South Leinster v Heath Sat 21st 2pm home. 3 Away

    June 21st and 25th :18 Hole Singles sponsored by David O’Meara 

     

    Seniors Thurs 19 June 9.45 .

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble 23 June 5.00 All welcome

    Tuesday Open Ladies and Gents Open Stableford  Tues. 24 June. All welcome

    Junior Golf. Starts on Monday 23 June. All boys and girls welcome.

     

    Junior Golf

    All boys and girls are invited to come along and take part in the first Junior golf of the season on Monday 23 June. Over the years junior golfers have been well catered for   and our club has arranged many competitions over the school holiday season. The mams and Dads are invited to bring along their young people and without doubt they will enjoy some lovely mornings in the Glenns.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st  J Molloy L Delaney B Guinan M Dempsey 43; 2nd J Plunkett J Kelly K Bell 43.

     

    Lady Captain’s Prize to Men

    1st Thady Clancy(20) 40pts. 2nd Bernard Kennedy (15) 40 pts. Gross:Gavin Young 39pts. 3rd Ger Claffey (15) 39pts  4th Christy Purcell (7) 38pts

    Tuesday Open 18h Stableford 1st Pat Maher (6) 36pts. 2nd Robert Ryland (6) 34pts.

     

    Social Club Classic.

    1st Michael Verney   Brian Lonergan Barry Harding  and Darryll Nolan  2nd John Gilmartin Michael Liffey Bernard McGurk and Tony McTague

    3rd Caroline McCarthy Mary Bolger Theresa Fealy and Bernadette Coughlan

     

    Ladies

    Results :

    18 H Singles sponsored by Michael Horan:

    1st  Angela Hough 39pts

    2nd Eileen Delaney 37pts

    3rd Amy Spain 37 pts

     

    Mr Captain John Connell's Prize to the Ladies

    1st Aileen Watkins (21)   72 pts

    2nd Denise Delaney ( 28) 73 pts

    Gross Gemma Butler (8)   83 pts

    3rd Caroline Mc Carty (20) 74 pts

    4th Mary Bolger ( 23) 75 pts

     

    Back 9 Hole Stableford Competition

    1st Theresa Fealy (25) 19 pts

    2nd Mary Ryan (16)  16pts

    3rd Kay Kelly (24) 15pts

     

    Glen Eagles

    1st Ena Guilfoyle Theresa Fealy Ber McTague Carmel Ryan 32.   2nd Aileen Watkins Rita Enright Marie Keane Patt Grogan 32.3  3rd Mary Sullivan Peig Monahan Therese Kennedy 33.1.  Nearest pin Rita Enright.

     

    Competitions

    June 14th 18 Hole Singles sponsored by Caroline Mc Carthy

    22nd Ladies Open Day sponsored by AIB

    9 Hole on going

     

    Club Restaurant

    Our chef Nigel is now taking bookings for all social events. Please ring 057 912 0082 for details and bookings. Come along and enjoy excellent fare at our club restaurant.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 10 Jun 2014

    Presidents Prize

    President Michael Yates presented his prize to the members on Saturday and Sunday and despite heavy downpours some very hot scores were returned with Eddie Nevin scoring 65 to win Michael’s prize on the breakdown. Eddie repeated his achievement of 1989 when he also won Michael’s Captains prize.   He was followed by Tommy Hogan and Pat Madden who also scored 65. At the presentation Michael thanked his son Michael  junior representing the Marine Hotel Ballycastle for their kind sponsorship and wished them well for the future. In return Michael junior said he was proud to be associated with the President’s prize and hoped the members will visit Ballycastle in the future. 

    Result

    1st Eddie Nevin 65 2nd Tommy Hogan 65 Gross Billy McGarry 72 3rd Pat Madden 65 4th David Corbett 67 5th John Ryan 67 Past President Sean Moylan 70 Veterans Michael Lyons 71 6th Pat Molloy 70 7th Kieran P Kelly 70

    Ladies 9 hole

    1st Angie Hough 23pts 2nd Vera Smyth 17pts 3rd Lady Captain Sheila 16pts

     

    Club Development Classic

    Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd june

     

    A very special thanks to all the members, visitors and promotions committee as well as our main sponsor Mr. Brendan O’Carroll of Premier Insulations Syngefield Birr who played in or contributed to our recent club classic. The weekend was a great success with a total of 54 team taking part over the two days.

    Result

     1. Simon Hogan, Brendan Hogan, Tommy Hogan, Martin Young

     2. Bernard Wilks, Christy McGarry, Pat Bennett, John Conniffe

     3. Denis Hoctor, John Boland, Donal Boland, Michael Dunne

     4. Ger Coughlan, Bernie Coughlan, Therese Masterson, Paul Masterson

     5. John Connell, John Coughlan, Bernard Kennedy, Stephen Grogan

     6. Mary Bolger, Frances Ashe, Angie Hough, Ena Guilfoyle

     7. Seamie Breen, Liam O'Brien, Alan Naylor, Eddie Nevin

     8. Tim Kenny, Annette Kenny, Tadhg Kenny, Shane Kenny

     9. Paddy Hogan, John Fleury, Brendan O'Carroll, Frank Kenny

    10. Albert Kelly, Kieran Pat Kelly, Gary Kelly, Declan Kelly

    11. Dan Kealy, Jerome Molloy, Declan Hennessy, Sean Bergin

    12. Pat Madden, P.J. Lowry, John Murphy, Joe Cuskelly

    13. Paschal Foley, Paddy Dolan, Mark Corrigan, Dermot Horan

    14. Pat Scully, Diarmuid Scully, Benny Beale, Brandon Beale

    Nearest The Pin - Ladies 8th - Shauna Carroll

    Nearest The Pin - Men 14th  - Pat Madden

    Nearest the Line - Liam Guilfoyle

     

    Inter club

    Well done to the O’Moore cup team and managers Brian Guinan & Liam Delaney who had a great win over Mountrath last Saturday. Birr go on now to play Nenagh in the next round .

    Panel: Benny Larkin, Brian Guilfoyle, Sean Bergin, Christy McGarry, Thady Clancy, Liam Smyth, John Hogan, Brendan O’Carroll

     

    Results

    Open Tuesday - Ladies & Gents  singles

    1st Breda Farrell Loughrea 38 pts

    2nd Robert Sheils Birr 37 pts

    Seniors

    Cat1 D Johnston 36 D O’Sullivan 34 D Duffy 33 B Guinan 32 T Wright  32

    Cat 2 L Delaney 33 J Cunniffe 32 G Claffey 32 P Spain 30 E Nevin 30

    Cat 3 C McGarry 36 S Bergin 34 S Coakley 28 T Nestor 28 D Kealy 27

    Cat 4 P Byrne 31 D Abbott  25 P Grealy 22 K Mc Dowell 21 A Jackson  18

    B Guinan D Hanniffy B McGurk F Jackson 78

    S Bergin T Murtagh G Claffey  75

     

    Lotto

    Numbers drawn 1,2, 13, 29

    No match 4

    No match 3

    Three lucky dip winners John Irwin, Brigid Horan & Liam O’Brien €25 each

     

    Dates for your diary

    Thurs 12th Seniors draw 9.45 am

    Friday 13th Duggan cup v Tullamore 4pm

    Sat 14th Birr Social Club

    Sat 14th Jimmy Bruen @ Rathdowney GC

     Sun 15th  Captains prize to members

    Monday 16th (and Every Monday) Presidents Mixed from 4.30 pm

    Tuesday 17th Ladies & Gents open singles

     

    Hole in One

    Well done to Kieran P Kelly And Christy McGarry who both had a hole in one recently at the 14th  & 8th holes respectively

     

    Ladies

    Results

    Mr President’s Ladies 9 hole. 1st Angela Hough 23pts; 2nd Vera Smyth 19pts; 3rd Lady Captain Sheila Brennan 17pts.

     

    Competitions:

    11th June 18h Sponsored by Michael Horan.

    14th And 18th June 18h Sponsored by Caroline McCarthy.

    15th June Mr. Captains Prize To The Ladies.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 24 Jun 2014

    For your diary

    Seniors: Thursday at 9.45.

    Open Men’s Stroke. Sat/Sun 28/29 June.

    Junior Golf on Monday 30that 10am  Boys and Girls all welcome.

    Presidents’ Mixed scramble Monday 30th  at 4.30

    Kilcormac GAA Classic Friday 4th July

    Birr GAA Classic Saturday 12th July

     

    Results

    Tuesday Open 18h Stableford  1st Declan Gath (2) 35pts 2nd Barry Davis (4) 25 pts.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble  1st Willie Dolan Carmel Kelly Brid Guinan    25.4.  2nd Kay Kelly Brian Guinan Aileen Watlins 27.1

    Lotto. Numbers drawn 4 10 17 22. One match three: John Irwin.  Jackpot:5000.00 euro

    Seniors. 1st  S Bergin D Johnston. C Loughnane. 82; 2nd J Pluncett K Bell B Mc Gurk. 78.

     

    Congratulations

    Well done to managers Eddie Nevin and Alan Naylor and their South Leinster team of  Brendan Hogan, Tom Wright,  John Conniffe, Christy McGarry, Alan Naylor, Pat Molloy and Eddie Nevin  on their victory over the Heath on Saturday,  The victory went down to the wire with Eddie winning on the 19th at The Heath. In the next round Birr will face the winners of  The Heritage v New Ross.

     

    Golf lessons

    Kevin McGrath, golf professional, is running a summer camp for all junior golfers , beginners and advanced, starting on Monday 14th July at 6.30pm to 8.30 pm. Course will run for 3 evenings, ending on Wednesday evening 16th July with a total of 6 hours tuition. Book early to avoid disappointment as placed are limited .

     

    Ladies

    Results

    18 Hole Stableford sponsored by Caroline Mc Carthy

    1st Carmel Ryan (29)  41 pts; 2nd Marie Tooher (17)  39pts

     

    Ladies Open Singles sponsored by AIB.

    1st  Rita Keane  Newlands Golf Club  38pts; 2nd Teresa Fealy  37pts; 3rd  Mary Ryan  35pts; 4th  Mary Sullivan  35pts

     

    Competitions :

    9 Hole Stableford on-going. 

    18 Hole Stableford sponsored by David O Meara -Wed June 25th & Sat June 28th.

     

    Glenn Eagles 1stAnn Kenny Frances Ashe Marie Keane Leana Guinan 29.6 2nd Martina O’BrienMary Ryan Rita Enright Mary McGee 32.5 3rd Ena Guilfoyle Theresa Fealy and Margaret McDonagh. 33.  Nearest pin 2nd Theresa Fealy. 8th Mary McGee

     

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest to Liam Delaney and his family on the death of his sister Ann Charliss in Roscrea last week.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 01 Jul 2014

    For your diary

    Thurs 3rd Seniors 9.45 am.

    Sat 5th Societies.

    Sunday 6th Intermediate Scratch Cup

    Monday 7th  Loughnane Trophy for Juniors.10am  Draw.

    Monday 7th 4.30 Presidents’ Mixed Scramble

    Sat. 12 July.  Birr GAA Classic Contact Michelle Hogan  087 416 3056.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st E Mc Doñagh D Kealy P Byrne 45; 2nd D Duffy M Chalanor K Mc Dowell J Pluncett 45.

    Sunday Open  1st Sean Doorley (13)  41pts 2nd Larry Lyons (15) 39 pts Gross:Billy McGarry (-1) 37pts 3rd Tom Higgins (23) 39

    Presidents’ Mixed  1st Carmel Kelly Christy Purcell Laura Nugent.  2nd Lady Captn. Sheila Brennan Alan Duffy John Hassett.

    Lotto result.    Nos. drawn were :2  3 18 30.  No match 4.  Majella Gibbons was match 3 winner.

     

    Ladies

    Results

    18 Hole Stableford sponsored by David O’Meara: 1st Evelyn Lynch (24) 42pts; 2nd Sarah Burke (18) 41pts

     

    Glenn Eagles  26 June.  1st Rita Delaney Rita Enright Roma Gilmartin Gail Kelly 26.2  2nd Mary Ryan Margo Regan Ena Guilfoyle Majella Duffy 26.3  3rd Mary Sullivan Theresa Fealy Mary O’Brien Patt Grogan 26.8.  Nearest pin 3rd Marie Keana.  8th Mary O’Brien

     

    Competitions

    Wednesday July 2nd; Open Day Scotch Foursomes sponsored by TSM Borriskane in conjunction with Sisters/Mother & Daughter Competition.Use timesheet please.

    Saturday July 5th and Wednesday July 9th : 18 Hole medal sponsored by Laurenzo Hair Design , Birr.

     

    Club Restaurant

    Our Chef Nigel Johnston provides splendid fare in our excellent restaurant.

    Ring 057 912 0082 for bookings

     

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Bernard Kennedy and his family on the death of their mother Molly of Moorpark Birr last week. 

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 27 May 2014

    Club Development Classic

    The Club will hold it's Development Fundraising Classic over the June bank Holiday weekend. The dates are Sun/Mon 1st and 2nd.This is the club’s main fundraiser of the year to finance the development of the course. A four person team costs €100 including  a BBQ. A hole or tee sponsorship costs €50. The event is kindly sponsored by Brendan O’Carroll of Premier Insulations Birr

    Captains John and Sheila together with Presidents Bernie and Michael look forward to welcoming everyone to the club for the Classic and hope they will enjoy their time playing in Birr.

    The Birr course which is in superb condition is well maintained to a high standard by head greenkeeper Darragh Finneran under the guidance of Michael Fox who advises on the maintainance of the course. Michael is convinced that the Club is among the top 10 best maintained courses in the country

    The Club has a number of membership offers available.   For instance €450 for the first year and a distance membership of €300 for those living over 80km from the club.

    The facilities of the clubhouse are available for functions and parties. The private location of the clubhouse makes it an ideal venue for all types of  function

     

    For your diary

    Seniors. Thurs.29 at 9.45

    Club Development Classic. Sun/Mon 1/2 June. Time sheet. 057 91 20082

    Open Stableford. Tues.3 June. All welcome

    President’s Prize. Sat/Sun 7/8 June. Time table in operation.

    Hackett Cup. Second round to finish by 8 June.

    Presidents’ Mixed starts on Mon.9 June. A very sociable event.

    Junior Golf will run on Mondays over June, July and August Contact the office for details.

     

    Inter Club

    Very well done to manager Michael Lyons and his team in the qualifying round of the Barton Shield in Rathcore Club. The team was Gavin Young/Padraig Moylan with Ger Gath/ Declan Gath. They defeated Headford in the semi-final and Mullingar in the final. Best of luck in the next round in this GUI competition.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st P Spain C Loughnane K Mc Dowell D Kealy 35; 2nd L Delaney T Rosney E Nevin 37.

    Kenny Cup. Top 9 qualifiers: Liam Smyth Tom Rigney Kevin McNamara Christy Purcell John Ryan Simon Hogan Paschal Troy Tom Hogan Brendan Hogan.

    Tuesday Open.  Paul Lyons (20).

    Lotto. No match 4. Frances Smyth match 3.

     

    Ladies

    Results

    18 H Stableford sponsored by Hedgerows: 1st Mary Bolger (23) 36pts; 2nd Marie Tooher (17) 36pts.

    Competitions

    Countess of Granard competition on-going.

    9 Hole Stableford on-going.

     

    Introductory night

    An introductory golf evening for the ladies has started. So why not come along, learn a new skill, make new friends, be active and get healthier by taking up golf in Birr Golf Club.  All equipment will be provided.  Contact Captain Sheila Brennan at 087 238 8521, President Bernie Meagher at 087 669 8904, Caroline Mc Carthy at 087 298 9019 or Pauline Needham at 086 372 1903.

     

    Club Restaurant

    Our chef Nigel is now taking bookings for all social events. Please ring 057 912 0082 for details and bookings. Come along and enjoy excellent fare at our club restaurant.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 18 Mar 2014

    Spring League

    Spring League is extended till the end of March. 5 rounds to be completed by 31st.

     

    Inter Club Competitions

    The 2014 GUI Inter Club Draws have reached us and the following are the dates and

    venues:

    Leinster Fourball V Athy on or before 6th April.

    Mixed Foursomes V The Heath on or before 13th April.

    Barton Cup V Mountrath before on or 21st April.

    Provincial Towns V Edenderry G.C on or before 27th April.

    Pierce Purcell Sat. 17th May Callan G.C. 10 am.

    Barton Shield. Sat. 24th May at Rathcore G.C. 8.45 am.

    Fred Daly Friday 25th. April Edenderry G.C. 9 am.

    Junior Cup Sat. 7th. June at Castlebarna G.C. 8.40 am.

    Jimmy Bruen  Sat. 14th. June Rathdowney G.C.

    Senior Cup Sat 28th. June at Naas G.C. 10.50 am.

     

    Results

    Club Lotto Draw 16th March: Numbers Drawn 9, 16, 34 & 35. Jackpot not won. No Match 3 winners. The three winners of the lucky dips were   Liam Grogan, John Connell and Mike Chanlor. Next week's jackpot is €4,400

     

    For your diary

    18-Hole Stableford next weekend.

    Spring League ongoing. Play 5 rounds.

    Seniors.Thurs March 20th at 9.45 am.

    Bridge Tuesday 18 March 10.30.

    Hollow coring Mon. 24th to Thurs. 27th March.

     

    Ladies

    Ongoing Competition. 9 Hole Stableford. Holes 10-18.

     

    Junior Girls Golf

    Best of Luck to Leanne Hogan, Aimee Carroll, Jennifer Nolan and Moya Bracken, all representing St Brendan's Community School and playing in the Mid-Leinster Schools Qualifying Competition this Friday in Portlarington Golf Club. Have a great day girls and enjoy the golf !

     

    New Members

    At Birr Golf Club we are delighted to welcome new members and the return of former members.  An introductory lesson with Kevin McGrath, Golf Professional, is planned for anyone who may be considering taking up golf  - the details of which will follow in the coming weeks. Clubs will be provided for your use on the night. For further information please contact Joan at 057 912 0082.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 04 Mar 2014

    Spring League

    So far, several members have returned some fine figures. Leading the field by the proverbial mile is Bernard McGuirk with cards of 31, 34 and 34. He had better be careful or he will be called before the Taliban to account for such stunning returns. Not far behind Bernard are Billy Donlon with 29, 28, 31; Tom Wright 29, 29, 29; Pat Molloy 32, 30, 27; Simon Hogan 28, 28, 30 and Seamie Breen 26, 32, 31.

    5 rounds to be completed by 31st march

     

    Fantasy Cheltenham

    One of our important fundraisers of the year is Fantasy Cheltenham and this year’s festival is running from the 11th to the 14th  March. We have received our allocation of tickets which members and their friends can purchase from Joan in the office or any committee member with daily and overall prizes on offer. So this is your chance to back a winner. Please support this worthy cause. Best of luck and enjoy the craic.

     

    Results

    Seniors. Cat T McTague 34 J Carroll 31 J Molloy 29 P Doyle 29 M Ashe 29

    Cat 2 T Wright 31 D Johnston 25 P Walshe 24  J Gilmartin 24 D Duffy 21

    Cat 3 L Delaney 27 G Claffey 27 T King 26 D Kealy 24 B Larkin 23

    Cat T Duffy 28 S Coakley 24 E Doorley 23 K McDowell 15 F Jackson 15

     

    Bridge Results

    1st Frank Doorley & Conor Dooley

    2nd Peg Monaghan & Catherine Morris

    Bridge continues every Tuesday at 10.30 am

     

    For your diary

    Thursday 6th seniors club 9.45 am

    Spring League ongoing. Final week. Play 5 rounds by 31st March

    Seniors: Thurs 27 Feb 9.45. Also prize giving.

    Bennett and Dooley Cups on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March

    Ladies Spring League final 12 noon to 1.30 Kindly sponsored by Buckleys Super Valu Birr

     

    U.S. Masters

    Back a winner - US Masters sweepstake sheet now available in clubhouse €10 per line

     

    Lotto Results

    Draw on 2nd March: Numbers drawn 5 19 22 35 No match 4. No match 3. Three lucky dip winners: Willie Gavin, Frank Kearns and Patsy Burke.  Next week's jackpot will be €4,100

     

    Inter Club Competitions

    The 2014 GUI Inter Club Draws have reached us and the following are the dates and venues:

    Leinster Fourball V Athy on or before 6th April.

    Mixed Foursomes V The Heath on or before 13th April.

    Barton Cup V Mountrath before on or 21st April.

    Provincial Towns V Edenderry G.C on or before 27th April.

    Pierce Purcell Sat. 17th May Callan G.C. 10 am.

    Barton Sheild Sat. 24th May at Rathcore G.C. 8.45 am.

    Fred Daly Friday 25th April Edenderry G.C. 9 am.

    Junior Cup Sat. 7th June at Castlebarne G.C. 8.40 am.

    Jimmy Bruen Sat. 14th June Rathdowney G.C.

    Senior Cup Sat 28th June at Naas G.C. 10.50 am.

     

    Ladies

    Ongoing Competitions

    Spring League has been extended to March 2nd with the Final date set for Saturday March 8th.

    9-Hole Stableford - Holes 10-18.
    Ladies Branch Annual Bridge Drive on Sunday March 2nd at 4.30pm in club house. All support appreciated.

    New Members
    As the days grow longer and the promise of brighter weather looms you may be considering taking up a new outdoor hobby. At Birr Golf Club we are delighted to welcome new members and the return of former members. An introductory lesson with Kevin McGrath, Golf Professional is planned for anyone who thinks they might like to play - the details of which will follow in the coming weeks. For further information please contact Joan at 057 912 0082.

     

    Congratulations

    Congrats to Michael Ashe who was the winner of a car in the recent G.U.I.draw. Happy motoring Mick. 

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 14 Jan 2014

    Subscriptions

    Members should note that subscriptions are now due and our Secretary  Joan will be glad to receive them in the office.

     

    For your diary

    14h/9h ongoing.

    Seniors.Thurs. 16 Jan 9.30.

    Bridge.  Tuesday 21. All welcome.

    Spring League.  Draw Monday 27th. First round starts on Sat.1 Feb.

     

    Spring League

    The New Year’s good news is that the very popular Spring League will commence on  Saturday 1 February. Entry sheets are in the locker room so, please get your name down and enjoy taking part in this annual competition. The team draws will take place on Monday 27th

     

    Restaurant

    These Sundays Nigel and his efficient staff are exceptionally busy. For bookings, please contact him at 057 912 0082. Groups and their friends always welcome

     

    Texting

    If you are not receiving texts from Francie, please add your name and mobile number to the form in locker room.

     

    Results

    Lotto Jackpot: 3,400 euro. Numbers drawn: 17, 7, 34, 33. No winners. Lucky dip winners.  Seamas Breen, Susan Reidy, Liam Butler.

     

    Bridge. 1st Tom/Mary McGee; 2nd Ann McDowell/Mary O’Gorman.

     

    Seniors. 1st A Jackson T Kenny M Liffey T Duffy 46; 2nd J Molloy S Coakley J Carroll 42.

     

    Ladies

    Spring League began on January 8th. Teams are listed in locker room.

    9-hole Stableford on-going

     

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Liz Pardy and her family on the death of her father Paddy Molloy in Rathfarnham last week.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 26 Nov 2013

    Men’s AGM

    A  very well-attended Men’s AGM  was held on Fri.22nd at 8.15 pm.  A presentation of prizes and outstanding trophies took place before the meeting. At the presentation, outgoing Captain John Irwin congratulated all the winners and extended special thanks to all the sponsors who generously supported various competions.

     

    The AGM was chaired by outgoing Captain John Irwin who opened the proceedings by asking all to observe a minute’s silence in memory of deceased members.

    Hon. Sec. Michael Ashe reminded the members that the only two items that may be discussed were handicaps and men’s competitions. All other matters were reserved for the club AGM.  He congratulated all the winners and thanked the managers of the various inter-club teams. Birr successfully defended the Duggan Cup and were runners-up in the Tudenham and the Diageo Mixed. He was happy to see the return of the Senior Scratch Cup competition and thanked sincerely John Dwyer for all his  efforts in bringing this prestigious competition back to Birr after a break of two years.

     

    Captain John was grateful to all who made his year so enjoyable and fruitful. He thanked all the committee and noted in particular the work of the volunteers under Liam O’Brien  who were always ready to come to the assistance of the club.

    He had special praise for the course, house and office  staff not only for their work but also for their unfailing courtesy towards members and visitors alike.

    Other speakers were outgoing President Dick Johnston, incoming Captain John Connell, President Michael Yates and Vice-Captain Des McDowell.

     

    Christmas vouchers

    Your Christmas vouchers are now available from Joan in the office. Ring 057 912 0082. Our vouchers will make very acceptable gifts for your family and golfing friends.

     

    For your diary

    14-Hole Turkey ongoing.

    9-Hole Turkey. Categories.

    Seniors. Thurs. 5th at 9.30.

    Bridge. Tues. 3 Dec. .

    Management AGM on Sun. 1 Dec. at 7 pm.

    Table Quiz.  Thurs.5 December at 8.30. All welcome.

     

    Results

    14-Hole Turkey/Ham  1st  Thady Clancy (20) 34pts. 2nd Seamas Coakley (24) 34pts 3rd Brendan Hoare (13) 32pts.

    Glenn Eagles. 1st Ena Guilfoyle Theresa Fealy Renagh Havert 29.8 2nd Sheila Brennan Des Mulcaire Rita Enright 30.9 3rd Mary O’Gorman Doreen McKenna June Carroll 31.6.  Nearest pin on 8th Rita Enright.

    Seniors. Cat 1 P Doyle 26 J Carroll 25 J Molloy 23 S Moylan 22 B Donlon 22; 

    Cat 2 T Wright 31 B Mc Gurk 30 J Plunkett 30 J Gilmartin 29 D Johnston 26;

    Cat 3 C Loughnane 29 D Kealy 28 S Bergin 26 T King 24 P Spain 22;

    Cat 4 S Coakley 29 P Byrne 28 F Jackson 24 E Doorley 22 S Dennigan 22.

    Bridge. 1st Catherine Morris/Peg Monahan. 2nd Tom/Mary McGee.

     

    Ladies

    Fixture: 9-Hole Turkey and 16-Hole Hamper competitions continue.

     

    Christmas at the Glenns Restaurant at Birr Golf Club

    Why not rock around the Christmas Tree with Rock-On Paddy at The Glenns Restaurant where a warm welcome, festive decorations, candles aglow, a cracking fire and delicious seasonal menus all make it a perfect place to celebrate the festive season in style with colleagues, friends and family?

    Party nights are: 13, 20 & 21 December. Call Nigel on 057 912 0082 for bookings and menus.

    Sunday lunch available every Sunday. 20 euro for 4 courses. Booking advisable 057 912 0082.

     

    Special offer

    New members may join Birr Golf Club now for a fee of  450 euro. New members will have playing rights for the remainder of 2013 and all of 2014. Interested golfers will realise that this is a very attractive offer. A small number of terms and conditions will apply. Please contact the office  at 057 912 0082 for further details

     

    Golf Shop

    Sale now on. Good opportunity to get your Christmas gifts.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 05 Nov 2013

    Christmas at The  Glenns Restaurant at Birr Golf Club

    Why not rock around the Christmas Tree with Rock On Paddy at The Glenns Restaurant where a warm welcome, festive decorations, candles aglow, a cracking fire and delicious seasonal menus all make it a perfect place to celebrate the festive season in style with colleagues, friends and family?

    Party nights are: 13, 20 & 21 December. Call Nigel on 057 912 0082 for bookings and menus.

    Sunday lunch available every Sunday. 20 euro for 4 courses. Booking advisable 057 91 20082.

     

    Special offer

    New members may join Birr Golf Club now for a fee of  450 euro. New members will have playing rights for the remainder of 2013 and all of 2014. Interested golfers will realise that this is a very attractive offer. A small number of terms and conditions will apply. Please contact the office  at 057 912 0082 for further details.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st T Kenny M Liffey L Delaney 82; 2nd K Flaherty B Larkin D Johnston P Grealy 77.

    Open Hamper. 1st Brendan Walsh (21) 44pts Athenry. 2nd John Ryan (13) 40pts. 3rd Tommy Hogan (13) 38pts.

    9h Turkey 1st Alan Naylor 25pts 2nd John Conniffe 23pts 3rd Alan Kelly 23pts.

    Glenn Eagles. 1st Aileen Watkins Majella Duffy Therese Kennedy 29.8; 2nd Ena Guilfoyle Mary O.Brien Margo Regan 31.9; 3rd Colette O’Brien Doreen McKenna Theresa  Fealy 32.1. Nearest pin on 3rd Rita Deleney; on 8th Mary O’Brien.

     

    Bridge Results. 1st Tess Liffey/Mary O’Gorman. 2nd Tom/Mary McGee.

     

    Club Lotto. Numbers drawn. 35, 4, 19, 13. Lucky Dip wnners:Brigid Horan, Willie Loughnane, John Irwin.  Jackpot 2,500 euro,

     

    For your diary

    9h Turkey  continues.

    Mass for deceased members Thurs. 9 Nov 9.30.

    Seniors. Thurs.7 Nov.  after mass for deceased members.

    14h Stableford Sat/Sun 9/10 Nov.

    Bridge. Tues.12 Nov. 10.30. All welcome.

    Men’s AGM. Wed. 20 Nov. 8pm.

    Management AGM. Sun 1 Nov.

    Drive Out. Sun 24 Nov.

     

    Ladies

    Fixtures. The third 16 Hole Hamper is now ongoing, play as often as you wish

    Nine Hole Turkey Stableford.

    Beginner Ladies

    Any beginner ladies who would like to join or play golf please contact our Lady Captain Sue at 087 234 5567

     

    Old Course

    Members should note that golfing is back on the old course for the winter season. The first 14 holes will be in play for the present with placing on the fairways.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 12 Nov 2013

    Christmas at The  Glenns Restaurant at Birr Golf Club

    Why not rock around the Christmas Tree with Rock On Paddy at The Glenns Restaurant where a warm welcome, festive decorations, candles aglow, a cracking fire and delicious seasonal menus all make it a perfect place to celebrate the festive season in style with colleagues, friends and family?

    Party nights are: 13, 20 & 21 December. Call Nigel on 057 912 0082 for bookings and menus.

    Sunday lunch available every Sunday. 20 euro for 4 courses. Booking advisable 057 912 0082.

     

    Special offer

    New members may join Birr Golf Club now for a fee of  450 euro. New members will have playing rights for the remainder of 2013 and all of 2014. Interested golfers will realise that this is a very attractive offer. A small number of terms and conditions will apply. Please contact the office  at 057 912 0082 for further details.

     

    For your diary

    9 Hole Turkey  continues.

    Seniors. Thurs.14 Nov. Glenn Eagles at 12.00.

    14 Hole Stableford Sat/Sun 15/16 Nov.

    Bridge. Tues.19 Nov. 10.30. All welcome.

    Men’s AGM. Wed. 20 Nov. 8 pm.

    Management AGM. Sun 1 Dec. 4.00 pm

    Table Quiz Thurs.5 Dec.  9.00.

    Drive Out. Sun 24 Nov.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st  T Wright S Coakley S Moylan 83; 2nd C Loughnane F Jackson M Coghlan T Kenny 67.

    14 Hole Turkey and Ham. 1st John Conniffe (17) 38pts 2nd Tommy Hogan (13) 37pts.  3rd Aidan Farrelly (14) 36pts.

    Bridge. 1st Tess Liffey/Mary O’Gorman;  2nd Tom/Mary McGee.

    Lotto Results.  Drawn: 10, 20, 11, 13. No winner. 2 match 2. Jackpot 2,600 euro.

     

    Table Quiz

    Mark Thursday Dec 5 in your diary for our Annual Table Quiz. Always a great night with prizes galore.

     

    Ladies

    Important Notice

    The Ladies AGM is taking place on Friday 15 November in the Club house at 8 pm. Your support is greatly appreciated.

    Results

    Nine Hole Turkey. 1st Evelyn Lynch 23 points; 2nd Liz Pardy 21 points;

    3rd Sheila Brennan 21 points.

    Fixtures

    The third 16 Hole Hamper is ongoing; play as often as you wish.

    A new nine hole turkey stableford has started.

    Beginner Ladies

    Any beginner ladies who would like to join or play golf please contact our Lady Captain Sue at 087 234 5567.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 19 Nov 2013

    Christmas at the Glenns Restaurant at Birr Golf Club

    Why not rock around the Christmas Tree with Rock On Paddy at The Glenns Restaurant where a warm welcome, festive decorations, candles aglow, a cracking fire and delicious seasonal menus all make it a perfect place to celebrate the festive season in style with colleagues, friends and family?

    Party nights are: 13, 20 & 21 December. Call Nigel on 057 912 0082 for bookings and menus.

    Sunday lunch available every Sunday. 20 euro for 4 courses. Booking advisable 057 912 0082.

     

    Special offer

    New members may join Birr Golf Club now for a fee of  450 euro. New members will have playing rights for the remainder of 2013 and all of 2014. Interested golfers will realise that this is a very attractive offer. A small number of terms and conditions will apply. Please contact the office  at 057 912 0082 for further details

     

    Golf Shop

    Sale now on. Good opportunity to get your Christmas gifts.

     

    For your diary

    14-Hole Turkey ongoing.

    9-Hole Turkey Categories

    Seniors. Thurs. 28th at 9.30.

    Management AGM on Sun. 1 Dec.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st T Wright T Kenny T Mc Tague 80; 2nd J Carroll S Coakley D. Kealy 79.

    Glenn Eagles. 1st Mona Collins Sheila Brennan Patt Grogan 30.2.  2nd Mary Sullivan Doreen McKenna Carmel Ryan Betty Feighery 30.7   3rd Bernie Mc Tagu June Carroll Lena Guinan 32.7.   Nearest pin: Marie Keane on 3rd

    9-Hole Turkey. 1st John Kelly 22. 2nd Frank Kenny 21. 3rd Brian Guilfoyle 21.

    Lotto: 19, 27, 29, 33. No 3 nor 4. 3 Lucky dips were: Ger Nolan, Peter Stokes, James Hamill.

    Bridge. 1st Kathleen Doorley/Mary O’Gorman.  2nd Maura Kerriga/Phyllis Landy.

     

    Ladies

    The Ladies 16-Hole Hamper and 9-Hole Turkey competitions continue.

    Ladies AGM took place on Friday Nov 15th. It was very well attended and everyone's best wishes are with incoming Lady Captain Sheila Brennan and Lady President Bernie Meagher .

     

    Beginner Ladies

    Any beginner ladies who would like to join or play golf please contact our Lady Captain Sue at 087 234 5567.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 29 Oct 2013

    Old Course

    Members should note that golfing is back on the old course for the winter season. The first 14 holes will be in play for the present with placing on the fairways.

     

    For your diary

    9h Turkey

    Seniors. Thurs. 31 Oct 9.30 am. Glenn Eagles 12.00 pm.

    14 hole Stableford. Sat./Sun 1/2 Nov.

     

    Special Offer

    New members may join Birr Golf Club now for a fee of  450 euro. New members will have playing rights for the remainder of 2013 and all of 2014. Interested golfers will realise that this is a very attractive offer. A small number of terms and conditions will apply. Please contact the office  at 057 912 0082 for further details.

     

    Members who wish to pay by standing order for 2014 may do so now if they wish. Please contact the office at 057 912 0082.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st S Coakley T King B Larkin 87; 2nd D Johnston J Pluncett T Guilfoyle 80.

    Lotto. Nos. drawn 17 16 19 25 Lucky dip 17 16 19 25  Pool:2,400 euro.

     

    Ladies

    Results. 16 Hole Hamper: 1st Theresa Fealy 34 points (27); 2nd Mary Sullivan 33 points (20); 3rd Rita Delaney 33 (19)

    9 Hole Stableford. 1st Eileen Delaney 22 points (36); 2nd Nuala Cashen 18 points (34).

    Fixtures. The old course is back in action this week

    The third 16 Hole Hamper is now ongoing. Play as often as you wish.

    Nine Hole Turkey Stableford

    Beginner Ladies. Any beginner ladies who would like to join or play golf please contact our Lady Captain Sue at 087 234 5567

     

    Christmas Parties

    Contact Nigel at 057 912 0028 for Christmas parties and functions.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 08 Oct 2013

    Birr Golf Club Lotto

    Captains John Irwin and Susan Reidy in a letter to members were glad to point out that they received a very positive response regarding a Club Lotto. They are happy to announce that the first draw is scheduled for Monday 7 October. The jackpot will commence at 2,000 euro and will increase each week by 100 euro to a cap of 5,000 euro. In the interest of security and transparency, every draw will be recorded and members can both view the draw and get the results from Tuesday morning on the Club website: www.birrgolfclub.ie  Results will also be published in the local newspapers.

    Further details are available in Club. The Captains would like to thank all for participating in the Lotto which will generate much needed funds for our Club, while offering an opportunity to family and friends to win valuable prizes.

     

    Special Offer

    New members may join Birr Golf Club now for a fee of  450 euro. New members will have playing rights for the remainder of 2013 and all of 2014. Interested golfers will realise that this is a very attractive offer. A small number of terms and conditions will apply. Please contact the office  at 057 912 0082 for further details.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors Thurs. 10 Oct. 9.30.

    Captains/Presidents  Annual Outing Sat.12 Oct.1.00 to 3.00. Followed by dinner.  Contact:Arthur Joyce.

    Sat./Sun. 12/13 Oct. Open Hamper.

    9h Turkeys. Starts on Monday 21 October on first 9.

    Bridge resumes at 10.00 on Tuesday 29 October. Contact: Mary O’Gorman.

    Juniors. Friday 1 November. Further details next week.

     

    Results

    Matt Spain Trophy. 1st Tom Rigney (7) 42pts. 2nd Christy Purcell (9) 40 pts Gross: Billy McGarry (Scr.) 38 pts. 3rd Alan Hennessy (15) 40 pts.

    Open Tuesday. 1st Ger Gath 38 pts.

    Glenn Eagles; 1st June Carroll Carmel Ryan Colette O’Brien 33.5   2ndLena Guinan Marie Keane Mary Sullivan 34.2

     

    Golfer of the Year

    Congratulations to Ger Gath on winning  Golfer of the Year with 36 pts. in total. Runners up were John Kelly and Pat Doyle. Well done to all.

     

    Golf Academy

    Kevin McGrath Golf Academy at the shop is running a Junior coaching programme for all levels starting on Saturday October 12 at 2 pm . Classes will last for an hour each week and will run for 6 weeks. Places are limited so contact the shop on 057 912 1606 to book a place .

     

    Ladies

    Results

    The Glenns Trophy sponsored by Peter Fox Pharmacy, Birr. 1st Mountrath 74, 2nd Templemore 74, 3rd Ennis 72.

    Fixtures

    Nine hole for the month of October.

    Cameo Beauty 18 Hole Stableford Wednesday 9th October.

    Thanks to all for their help to make the Glenns Trophy such a great success. 31 teams participated and a very enjoyable day was had by all. A special thanks to our very generous sponsor Peter Fox for photographs for all the teams and a lovely Vichy hamper for the raffle in aid of Birr Hospice.

    Beginner ladies who would like to join or play golf please contact our Lady Captain Sue at 087 234 5567

     

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Annette Kenny and her family on the death of her father Noel McGarr in Naas last week

     

     

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 22 Oct 2013

     

    Special Offer

     

    New members may join Birr Golf Club now for a fee of  450 euro. New members will have playing rights for the remainder of 2013 and all of 2014. Interested golfers will realise that this is a very attractive offer. A small number of terms and conditions will apply. Please contact the office  at 057 912 0082 for further details.

     

     

     

    Members who wish to pay by standing order for 2014 may do so now if they wish. Please contact the office at 057 912 0082.

     

     

     

    For your diary

     

    Seniors. Thurs.24th 9.30.

     

    Open Weekend Sun/Mon. 27/28 18h Stableford.

     

    Bridge Tues.29th Oct.10.30. All welcome. Note time.

     

    Junior golf on Friday 1st Nov. Draw at 10.00am  9h Classic with coaching and tuition. Followed by food, music,song and dance

     

     

     

    Results

     

    Club Championship.  John Dwyer (3) 33 gross.

     

    Seniors. 1st T King S Ryan B Donlon D Kealy 87; 2nd B Mc Gurk S Dennigan F Jackson D Johnston 83.

     

    Glenn Eagles. 1st  Bernie McTague Majella Duffy Teresa Fealy Rita Enright 30.4 2nd Ena Guilfoyle Colette O’Brien Des Mulcair31.4    3rd Mary Byrne Rita Delaney Roma Gilmartin 33.8.  Nearest pin on 2nd  Mary O’Gorman.  On 8th Rita Enright.

     

    18h Stroke. 1st Seamas Guinan (19) 38 nett. 2nd Brian Guinan (11) 38 nett. 3rd John Ryan (14) 38 nett.

     

     

     

     Lotto on 12t4 Oct.   Nos. 35 28 24 11. No Winner. Match 3: Denis Duffy 100 Euro.

     

    20th Oct. Nos 12 16 27 29. Lucky dip winners: Tony McTague Nigel Johnston and Rita Enright.

     

     

     

    Ladies

     

    Fixtures. 16 Hole Hamper ongoing, play as often as you wish.

     

    Nine Hole for the month of October.

     

    Beginner Ladies. Any beginner ladies who would like to join or play golf please contact our Lady Captain Sue at 087 234 5567

     

     

     

    Golf Academy

     

    Kevin McGrath’s Golf Academy at the shop is running a Junior Coaching Programme for all levels starting on Saturday October 12 at 2 pm . Classes will last for an hour each week and will run for 6 weeks. Places are limited, so contact the shop on 057 912 1606 to book a place. 

     

     

     

     

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    For your diary

    14h Turkey/Ham. Ongoing until New Year.

    9h Turkey for non winners until New Year.

    Santa Wed 18 Dec at 6.00. Bring all the little ones.

    Seniors. Thurs.19 Dec..9.30.

    Party Nights on Friday 20th and Sat 21st with Rock on Paddy. Ring Nigel at 057 912 0082. Best of food and choice of drinks for all. Not to mention the music.

    Presentation of Turkeys and Hams on Mon. 23rd at 4.30.

     

    Results

    Seniors. Cat 1 B Guinan 31 B McGurk 30 B.Donlan 28 P Doyle 28 T McTague 26;

    Cat 2 D Johnston 33 T Rosney. 30 J Gilmartin 30 E Nevin 28 T Wright 28;

    Cat 3 C Mc Garry 32 S Bergin 31 T King 30 P Spain 26 L Mc Cabe 25;

    Cat 3 E Doorley 25 S Coakley 24 P Grealy 22 E Mc Donagh.20 K Mc Dowell 19.

     

    14h Turkey/Ham 1st Ger Claffey 33pts  2nd Eddie Nevin 33pts 3rd John Ryan 32pts.

    9h Turkey.  Cat 1 1st   Padraig Moylan/Michael Yates jt 21 pts  Cat 3 Sean Ryan/ Christy McGarry jt 20 pts.

     Bridge. 1st Tom McGee/Ann Mc Dowell. 2nd Roma Gilmartin/Yvonne Boland.

    Lotto Nos. 3 16 26 34. No winner. One match 3 was Des McDowell. Jackpot is 3,100 euro.

     

    Ladies

    Results

    2nd 9 Hole Turkey: 1st Eileen Delaney (36) 25 pts, 2nd Jo Conniffe (23) 24 pts, 3rd Lena Guinan (32) 24 pts.

    3rd 9 Hole Turkey: 1st Teresa Fealy (27) 22 pts, 2nd Carmel Kelly (33) 21pts, 3rd Mary Byrne (25) 19pts

    4th 9 Hole Turkey: 1st Ena Guilfoyle (19) 21 pts, 2nd Aileen Watkins (21) 20pts ,3rd Mary Sullivan (20) 20 pts

    5th Christmas Party 9 Hole Turkey 1st Amy Spain(23) 20pts, 2nd Patricia Kennedy (32) 20pts, 3rd Caroline Mc Carty (19) 19pts.

    16 Hole Hamper sponsored by Hanlons Butchers 1st Caroline Mc Carty (19) 35pts, 2nd Jo Conniffe (23) 35pts, 3rd Mary O Gorman (18) 34pts.

    For your diary

    14 Hole Hamper ongoing.

    Spring League commences Jan 8th - entry sheets in locker room.

     

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Martin and Joe Hynes and their families on the death of their brother Michael in Borris Co.Carlow last week.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 21 Jan 2014

    Spring League

    The New Year’s good news is that the very popular Spring League will commence on  Saturday 1 February. Entry sheets are in the locker room, so please get your name down and enjoy taking part in this annual competition. The team draws will take place on Monday 27th January.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st J Carroll J Kelly T Mc Tague T Nestor 82; 2nd E Doorley T Duffy S Bergin 71.

    Bridge. 1st Mary O’Sullivan/Colette O’Brien. 2nd Mary McGee/Maureen Bennett. Michael Ashe/Michael Stephens  Roma Gilmartin/Yvonne Boland.

    Lotto. Numbers drawn were: 9, 18, 21, 28. No match 4; one match 3: Tom Enright. Next week’s jackpot is 3,500 euro.

     

    For your diary

    14h/9h ongoing.

    Seniors.Thurs. 23 Jan.at 9.30.

    Spring League draw on Mon. 27th. First round starts Sat.1 Feb.

     

    Subscriptions

    Members should note that subscriptions are now due and our secretary  Joan will be glad to receive them in the office.

     

    Ladies

    Competitions: Spring League has commenced with 6 rounds to be played before Feb. 23rd.

    14-hole Hamper ongoing.

    9-hole Stableford on-going.

     

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Denise Delaney and her family on the death of her sister Evelyn Bell in Birr at the weekend.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 03 Dec 2013

    Results

    9-Hole.  Cat 1  Aaron Murtagh 22pts.  Seamas Breen 22pts; 

    Cat 2  John Fleury 23pts Eddie Nevin 23pts; 

    Cat 3 Seamas Coakley 22 pts Ger Nolan 23 pts.

    Seniors. 1st S Dennigan D Johnston B Mc Gurk C Finnerty 85;

    2nd P Doyle M Liffey G Claffey 83.

    Please note date change for Seniors’ Golf Dinner. New Date. Wednesday Dec 11th. Golf on Dec 11th 10:30 am; Dinner. 7 pm sharp

    Golf as usual this Thursday at 9:45 am.

    Bridge. 1st Maura Kerrigan/Phyllis Landy 2nd Tess Liffey/Mary O.Gorman.

     

    For your diary

    14h Turkey/Ham ongoing.

    9-Hole Turkey Categories.

    Seniors. Thurs.5 Dec. 9.30.

    Bridge Tuesday 10th

    Santa in the Glenns on Wed.18 Dec. at 6 pm.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 11 Feb 2014

    Spring League

    The Men’s Spring League got off to a start on Sunday with some good scores returned. The team sheet will be updated on a weekly basis so members can watch their team’s progress. The league will run for 5 rounds; the entry fee is €10 payable before commencent of play. The competition book must be signed and dated and the team captain is responsible for the team’s participation. The top 12 teams will qualify for the final which will be held on Sunday 23rd March. Thanks to all who have entered their names.

    A 14-hole Stableford continues every week.

     

    Inter Club Competitions

    The 2014 GUI Inter Club Draws have reached us and the following are the dates and venues:

    Leinster Fourball V Athy on or before 6th April.

    Mixed Foursomes V The Heath on or before 13th April.

    Barton Cup V Mountrath before on or 21st April.

    Provincial Towns V Edenderry G.C on or before 27th April.

    Pierce Purcell Sat. 17th May Callan G.C. 10 am.

    Barton Sheild Sat. 24th May at Rathcore G.C. 8.45 am.

    Fred Daly Friday 25th April Edenderry G.C. 9 am.

    Junior Cup Sat. 7th June at Castlebarne G.C. 8.40 am.

    Jimmy Bruen Sat. 14th June Rathdowney G.C.

    Senior Cup Sat 28th June at Naas G.C. 10.50 am.

     

    Fantasy Cheltenham

    One of our important fundraisers of the year is Fantasy Cheltenham and this year’s festival is running from the 11th to the 14th  March. We have received our allocation of tickets which members and their friends can purchace from Joan in the office or any committee member with daily and overall prizes on offer. So this is your chance to back a winner. Please support this worthy cause. Best of luck and enjoy the craic.

     

    Junior Golf

    February is back to play for our Junior Girls meeting every Saturday at 2.30 pm in the golf club. Even if the weather is bad, come along. All girls are welcome, whether you have been with us for the last few years or you just want to come along with a friend for the first time. Parents are also welcome to attend and we will outline our plans for the girls for the coming year. Looking forward to welcoming you to Birr GC and to starting another year with the girls.

     

    Dates for your Diary

    Spring League ongoing.

    14h Stableford ongoing.

    Seniors. Thurs 13 Feb. 9.30.

    Bridge. Tues.18 Feb. 10.30.

    Sunday 23rd February. Captains & Presidents Drive In.

    Sunday 2nd March. Bennett & Dooley Cups.

     

    Annual Subscriptions

    It’s that time of the year again when the annual subscriptions are due. Please contact Joan in the office for details of payment methods. Tel. 057 912 0082.

     

    Club Lotto

    This week’s numbers drawn 15 18 22 28. No match four, no match three. There were 3 lucky dips winners: Noel Lyons, Pat Nolan, Michael Liffey. Next weeks jackpot €3,800.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st C Loughnane J Kelly T Rosney 42; 2nd T King J Coleman J Carroll 43.

    A minutes silence was observed in memory of the late Lorna Doorly before play commences.

    Prize Outing on Thursday Feb 20th.

     

    Win A Car Park Space

    Raffle for the use of a carpark space for the year. Tickets cost €5. Available in the bar.

     

    The Glenns Restaurant

    Nigel is now taking bookings for Communions, Confirmations, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, etc. 4 Course Lunch only €20.

     

    Birr Golf Shop

    The Golf Shop is holding a renovation sale. There are huge reductions on clubs, bags, shoes, clothing and accessories. Tel. 057 912 1606.

     

    Bridge Results

    1st  Maura Kerrigan & Phyllis Landy; 2nd Mary O Gorman & Tess Liffey.

     

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to the family of Lorna Doorly who died last week. Lorna was a very dedicated member of our club. She devoted many hours to the progress and development of the club and was ever ready to take part in the inter club matches and functions. She was Captain in 1985 and was President in 1994. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

     

    The members also extend deepest sympathy to John Fleury and Maeve Garry and their families on the death of their brother Tom in Dunkerrin at the weekend.

     

    Ladies

    Competitions

    Spring League progressing well with 6 rounds to be played before Feb 23rd.

    9-Hole Stableford ongoing. Holes 10-18 to be played.

    Results

    9-Hole Stableford. 1st Agnes Doolin 22pts; 2nd Lady Captain Sheila Brennan 20pts;

    3rd Evelyn Lynch 20pts.

    4th Hamper. 1st Majella Gibbons 31pts; 2nd Kay Kelly 29pts; 3rd Corina Gleeson 28pts.

     

    Junior Golf

     Golf for for our Junior Girls every Saturday at 2.30 pm in the Golf Club. Even if the weather is bad, come along. All the girls are welcome whether you have been with us for the last few years or you just want to come along with a friend for the first time. Parents are also welcome to attend and we will outline our plans for the girls for the coming year. Looking forward to welcoming you to Birr GC and to starting another year with the girls.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 04 Feb 2014

    Spring League

    The men’s spring league got off to a start on Sunday with some good scores returned. The team sheet will be updated on a weekly basis so members can watch their team progress. The league will run for 5 rounds. The entry fee is €10 payable before commencement of play. The competition book must be signed and dated and the team captain is responsible for the team’s participation. The top 12 teams will qualify for the final which will be held on Sunday 23rd March. Thank you to all who have entered their names. A 14 hole stableford continues every week.

     

    Inter Club Competitions

    The 2014 G.U.I. Inter club draws have reached us and the following are the dates and venues.

     

    Leinster Fourball v Athy on or before 6th April

    Mixed Foursomes v the Heath on or before 13th April

    Barton cup v Mountrath on or before 21st April

    Provincial Towns v Edenderry on or before 27th April

    Pierce Purcell Sat 17th May Callan 10 am

    Barton Shield Sat 24th May @ Rathcore 8.45 am

    Fred Daly Friday 25th April Edenderry 9 am

    Junior Cup Sat 7th June @ Castlebarnagh  8.40 am

    Jimmy Bruen Sat 14th June Rathdowney

    Senior Cup Sat 28th June @ Naas 10.50 am  

     

    Fantasy Cheltenham

    One of our important fundraisers of the year is “Fantasy Cheltenham” and this year’s festival is running from the 11th to the 14th March. We have received our allocation of tickets which members and their friends can purchase from Joan in the office or any committee member. Daily and overall prizes are on offer. So this is your chance to back a winner. Please support this worthy cause. Best of luck and enjoy the craic.

     

     

    Junior Golf

    February 1st 2014 is the start-back date for our junior girl players, meeting at 2.30 pm in the golf club. Even if the weather is bad come along. All girls welcome whether you have been with us for the last few years or you want to come along with a friend for the first time. Parents are also welcome to attend and we will outline our plans for the girls for the coming year. Looking forward to welcoming you to Birr Golf Club and to starting another year with the girls

     

    Dates for your diary

    Sunday 23rd February Captains & Presidents drive in

    Sunday 2nd March Bennett & Dooley cups

     

    Annual Subscriptions

    It's that time of the year again when the annual subscription is due. Please contact Joan in the office for details of the payment methods Tel. 057 91 20082

     

    Club lotto

    This weeks numbers were 1 2 26 31. No jackpot winner. No match three. There were 3 lucky dip winners: Frank Jackson, Bernard Wilks and Jeremy Plunkett. Next week’s jackpot is €3,700.

     

    Win A Car Park Space

    Raffle for the use of a carpark space for the year tickets cost €5 available in the bar

     

    The Glenns Restaurant

    Nigel is now taking bookings for communions, confirmations, birthday parties , anniversaries etc. 4 course lunch only €20.

     

    Birr Golf Shop

    The golf shop is holding a renovation sale. There are huge reductions on clubs, bags, shoes, clothing and accessories Tel. 057 9121606.

     

    Bridge Results

    1st Maura Kerrigan & Phyllis Landy

    2nd Mary O’Gorman & Tess Liffey

    Bridge continues every Tuesday morning at 10.30 am organised by Mary O’Gorman.

     

    Sympathy

    The committee and members wish to offer sincere sympathy to John Gilmartin on the death of his brother Brendan last week.

     

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 18 Feb 2014

    Drive in

    Yes it’s that time of year again when Captains and Presidents start ‘putting on their top  hats and mussin up their tails’ as a prelude to the annual drive in. Captains John and Sheila with Presidents Michael and Bernie will open proceedings after the draw at 11.30 sharp on Sunday. Members should note that signing on will take place between 10.30 and 11.30. All members very much enjoy the drive in so please come along and join in the fun.

     

    Spring League

    Due to the unfavourable weather our organiser Francie has decided to extend the closing date until Sun.2 March. Hopefully all players will have the three rounds completed by then.

     

    Results

    Lotto Nos. Drawn were 10, 17, 21, 35. No match 4 nor 3.  Three  lucky dips were. Majella/Tom Duffy, Pauline Needham and Frank/Ann Kenny. Jackpot 3,800 euro.

     

    Bridge

    1st Tom/Mary McGee and 2nd Maura Kerrigan/Phyllis Landy.

               

    Dates for your diary

    Spring League ongoing.

    14h Stableford ongoing.

    Staff training Wed.19th from 9am to 1pm.

    Seniors. Thurs 20 Feb. 9.45 Prize Outing.

    Drive in. Sunday 23rd  Sign in between 10.30 and 11.30.  Draw at 11.30.

    Bridge. Tues.25 Feb. 10.30.

    Sunday 23rd February. Captains & Presidents Drive In.

    Sunday 2nd March. Bennett & Dooley Cups.

     

    Fantasy Cheltenham

    One of our important fundraisers of the year is Fantasy Cheltenham and this year’s festival is running from the 11th to the 14th  March. We have received our allocation of tickets which members and their friends can purchace from Joan in the office or any committee member with daily and overall prizes on offer. So this is your chance to back a winner. Please support this worthy cause. Best of luck and enjoy the craic.

     

    Inter Club Competitions

    The 2014 GUI Inter Club Draws have reached us and the following are the dates and venues:

    Leinster Fourball V Athy on or before 6th April.

    Mixed Foursomes V The Heath on or before 13th April.

    Barton Cup V Mountrath before on or 21st April.

    Provincial Towns V Edenderry G.C on or before 27th April.

    Pierce Purcell Sat. 17th May Callan G.C. 10 am.

    Barton Sheild Sat. 24th May at Rathcore G.C. 8.45 am.

    Fred Daly Friday 25th April Edenderry G.C. 9 am.

    Junior Cup Sat. 7th June at Castlebarne G.C. 8.40 am.

    Jimmy Bruen Sat. 14th June Rathdowney G.C.

    Senior Cup Sat 28th June at Naas G.C. 10.50 am.

     

    Ladies

    Ongoing Competitions

    Spring League and 9 Hole Stableford. Holes 10-18.

     

    New Members

    As the days grow longer and the promise of brighter weather looms, you may be considering taking up a new outdoor hobby. At Birr Golf Club we are delighted to welcome new members and the return of former members. An introductory lesson with Kevin McGrath, Golf Professional, is planned for anyone who thinks they might like to play - the details of which will follow in the coming weeks. For further information please contact Joan at 057 912 0082.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 25 Feb 2014

    Drive in

    Our Captains John and Sheila with Presidents Bernie and Michael held their very successful Drive In on Sunday with a large turn out of members present to enjoy the excellent golfing  weather. The course was in tip top condition despite the inclement weather over the previous weeks. Congratulations are due to our course staff  who had the place in splendid condition. They deserve the most sincere compliments.

    Winners of the Mixed were: Front 9,  1st John Irwin Carmel Kelly Martin Young. 2nd Lar Smith Mary Bolger Tom King Patricia Kennedy.

    Back 9 1st Brandon Beale Alan Naylor June Carroll John Carroll.

    Winners of car park slots were Ann McIntyre and Carmel Kelly.

     

    Spring League

    As the Spring League is into its final week, members should realise that they have very few days left to get their three scores on the board.  So far, several members have returned some fine figures. Leading the field by the proverbial mile is Bernard MvGurk with cards of 30, 33 and 34. He had better be careful or he will be called before the Taliban to account for such stunning returns. Not far behind Bernard are Billy Donlon with 29, 28, 31; Tom Wright 29, 29, 29; Pat Molloy 32, 30, 27; Simon Hogan 28, 28, 30 and Seamas Breen 26, 32, 31.

    The final will be held on Sunday 23 March.

     

    Fantasy Cheltenham

    One of our important fundraisers of the year is Fantasy Cheltenham and this year’s festival is running from the 11th to the 14th  March. We have received our allocation of tickets which members and their friends can purchace from Joan in the office or any committee member with daily and overall prizes on offer. So this is your chance to back a winner. Please support this worthy cause. Best of luck and enjoy the craic.

     

    Inter Club Competitions

    The 2014 GUI Inter Club Draws have reached us and the following are the dates and venues:

    Leinster Fourball V Athy on or before 6th April.

    Mixed Foursomes V The Heath on or before 13th April.

    Barton Cup V Mountrath before on or 21st April.

    Provincial Towns V Edenderry G.C on or before 27th April.

    Pierce Purcell Sat. 17th May Callan G.C. 10 am.

    Barton Sheild Sat. 24th May at Rathcore G.C. 8.45 am.

    Fred Daly Friday 25th April Edenderry G.C. 9 am.

    Junior Cup Sat. 7th June at Castlebarne G.C. 8.40 am.

    Jimmy Bruen Sat. 14th June Rathdowney G.C.

    Senior Cup Sat 28th June at Naas G.C. 10.50 am.

     

    Annual Bridge Tournament

    Our Annual Bridge Tournament takes place in the Club at 4.30 on Sunday. This popular event has been part of the Club’s Spring programme for quite a few years. It is always very well supported wirh many visitors from regional Bridge Clubs. Come along and enjoy a pleasant evening with your card playing friends

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1stM Ashe C Loughnane B Larkin 32; 2nd A Joyce T Rosney P Doyle 39

    Prize Giving Day rescheduled for this Thurs. Feb. 27th at 9.45.

    9h 1st  Brian Guinan 22 pts  2nd    Joe Daly  21pts

    14h 1st John Kelly 35pts 2nd John Conniffe 35pts.

    Bridge  1st Mary O’Gorman/Tess Liffey.  2nd Michael Ashe/Michael Stephens.

    Lotto: Nos Drawn were 4 21 31 32.   No winner. Lucky Dips : Willie Loughnane, Teresa Swan, Pauline Needham.   Jackpot is 4,000 euro

     

    For your diary

    Spring League ongoing. Final week. Sunday March 2nd. Last playing day for league. Final on Sunday 23 March

    Seniors; Thurs 27 Feb 9.45. Also prize giving.

    Bennett and Dooley Cups on Sunday 2 March.

    Annual Bridge Tournament on Sunday 2 March at 4.30 (sharp) in Club. All welcome

    Bridge.Tuesday 4 March at 10.30.

     

    Inter Club Competitions

    The 2014 GUI Inter Club Draws have reached us and the following are the dates and venues:

    Leinster Fourball V Athy on or before 6th April.

    Mixed Foursomes V The Heath on or before 13th April.

    Barton Cup V Mountrath before on or 21st April.

    Provincial Towns V Edenderry G.C on or before 27th April.

    Pierce Purcell Sat. 17th May Callan G.C. 10 am.

    Barton Sheild Sat. 24th May at Rathcore G.C. 8.45 am.

    Fred Daly Friday 25th April Edenderry G.C. 9 am.

    Junior Cup Sat. 7th June at Castlebarne G.C. 8.40 am.

    Jimmy Bruen Sat. 14th June Rathdowney G.C.

    Senior Cup Sat 28th June at Naas G.C. 10.50 am.

     

    Ladies

    Ongoing Competitions

    Spring League has been extended to March 2nd with the Final date set for Saturday March 8th.

    9-Hole Stableford Holes 10-18.
    Ladies Branch Annual Bridge Drive on Sunday March 2nd at 4.30pm in club house. All support appreciated.

    New Members
    As the days grow longer and the promise of brighter weather looms you may be considering taking up a new outdoor hobby. At Birr Golf Club we are delighted to welcome new members and the return of former members. An introductory lesson with Kevin McGrath, Golf Professional is planned for anyone who thinks they might like to play - the details of which will follow in the coming weeks. For further information please contact Joan at 057 912 0082.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 28 Jan 2014

    Mens Spring League

    The first competition of the year starts next Saturday with the annual spring league. The draw has taken place and the teams are posted on the notice board. The league will run for five rounds and the entry fee is €10 payable before commencement of the competition. The competition book must be signed with the team letter and the team captain is responsible for the team's participation. The top 12 teams will qualify for the final which will be held on Sunday 23rd March. White markers are in play. Thank you to all who have entered their names.

     

    Fantasy Cheltenham

    One of our important fundraisers of the year is "Fantasy Cheltenham" and this year's festival is running from the 11th to the 14th March. We have received our allocation of tickets which members and their friends can purchase from Joan in the office or any committee member. There are daily and overall prizes on offer, so this is your chance to back a winner. Please support this worthy cause. Best of luck and enjoy the craic.

     

    Ladies Golf

    Competitions

    The spring league is progressing well with six rounds to be played before February 23rd. We also have a 14 hole hamper and 9 hole stableford on-going

    Results

    9 hole Stabeford 1st Lady Captain Sheila Brennan 20 pts

     

    Junior Golf

    February 1st 2014 is the start-back date for our junior girl players, meeting at 2.30 pm in the golf club. Even if the weather is bad come along. All girls welcome whether you have been with us for the last few years or you want to come along with a friend to try golf for the first time or its been a few years since you played. Parents are also welcome to attend and we will outline our plans for the girls for the coming year. Looking forward to welcoming you to Birr Golf Club and to starting another year with the girls

     

    Results

    Seniors

    1st Tony Rosney, Seamus Coakley and Thady Clancy 72. 2nd  Tom King, Pat Doyle and Tony McTague 70.

    Prize giving day will be held on Thursday 20th February. Contact John Gilmartin for further details.

     

    Annual Subscriptions

    It's that time of the year again when the annual subscription is due. Please contact Joan in the office for details of the payment methods Tel. 057 91 20082

     

    Club Lotto

    This weeks numbers were 13 15 18 34 The Jackpot wasn't won. No match three winner. There were 3 lucky dip winners -  Joe Lyons, Maura Flannery and Arthur & Ann Joyce who collect €25 each. Next weeks jackpot stands at €3,600

     

    Bridge Results

    1st Tess Liffey and Mary O'Gormam 2nd Maura Kerrigan and Phyllis Landy. Bridge continues every Tuesday morning starting at 10.30 am organised by Mary O'Gorman.

     

    The Glenns Restaurant 

    Nigel is now taking bookings for communions, confirmations, birthday parties, anniversaries etc. 4 course Sunday lunch is €€20 and the kids menu is only €€10.

     

    Birr Golf Shop - Renovation Sale

    The golf shop is holding a renovation sale from Friday Jan 24th to Friday February 14th. Huge reductions on clubs, bags, shoes, clothing & accessories Tel. 057 9121606 for details

     

     

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 03 Jun 2014

    President’s Prize

    This weekend the competition in honour of our President Michael Yates will take place.  Please enter your name on the time sheet which is in the locker room. This GOY is one of the most sought after prizes which members are always keen to collect. So please reserve your spot and aim for glory.

     

     

    Results

    Lotto: Nos. drawn were:4  9  27  32 . No match 3 or 4. Three quick picks :John Fleury, Fr. G. Grogan and Captain Sheila Brennan

     

    For your diary

    Seniors. Thurs.5 June at 9 45. Glenn Eagles at 12.

    President Michael Yate’s Prize Sat/Sun 7/8 June. GOY. Presentation at 9pm

    Presidents’ Mixed  starts Mon.9th. at 5pm. All welcome to play in this very enjoyable scramble organised by Presidents Bernie and Michael.

    Open Tuesday Stableford  June 10th. All welcome

    O’Moore  Cup v Mount Rath  Sat. June 7th 2.30

     

    Inter Club.

    Well done to our South Leinster team under managers John Conniff and Eddie Nevin on a fine win over Tullamore on Saturday. Playing away were :Alan Naylor Eddie Nevin John Conniffe and Pat Molloy. At home in Birr were:Brendan HoganTom Wright and Christy McGarry. Best of luck in the next round

     

     

    Ladies

    No results because competition was postponed so just a competition update

     

    Competitions

    18 H Singles. Valerie Doyle. Sat June 7th and Wed June 14th.

    9 Hole:  10-18 ongoing.

     

    Club Restaurant

    Our chef Nigel is now taking bookings for all social events. Please ring 057 912 0082 for details and bookings. Come along and enjoy excellent fare at our club restaurant.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 23 Dec 2014

    Christmas Greetings

    Captains Des and Pauline extend Christmas to all our members and staff. They wish all a very happy New year and a very enjoyable golfing season.

     

    Christmas vouchers

    This Christmas, please remember  the golfers in your life by purchasing a voucher from Joan at Birr Golf Club Office. This can be used for full or part payment for the annual subscription. It certainly will be  a most welcome stocking filler. Tel. 057 912 0082.

     

    For your diary

    Mixed Scramble Sunday 28 Dec  Enter as you come in.

    Bridge Tues. 30 Dec. at 10 am.

     

    Bridge Results

    North – South: 1st Mary Grennan & Maura Flannery; 2nd Michael Satephens & Mary Kearns.

    East – West: 1st Roma Gilmartin & Yvonne Boland; 2nd Tom & Mary McGee.

     

    Lotto Results

    15 Dec. 2014. Numbers drawn: 4, 6, 34, 36.

    No match four no match three.

    3 Lucky Dip winners: Brian McDermott. Kay Flaherty. Sean & Carmel Ryan.

    Next weeks jackpot: €6,100. Thanks to all for taking part and here’s hoping for a very lucky 2015

     

    Glenn Eagles

    Results.  1st Martina O’Brien, Patsy Burke and Gail Kelly 30.8;  2nd Carmel Ryan, Marie Keane and June Carroll 32.8; 3rd Frances Ashe, Margo Regan and Margaret McDonagh 33.1.

     

    Golf Professional

    Kevin McGrath, Golf Professional has some great ideas for the perfect gift this Christmas . Vouchers starting from as little as 35 euro. Contact Kevin on 087 237 9234.

     

    Sympathy

    The members express deepest sympathy to Mary Coakley and her family on the recent and sudden death of Seamus in Clareen.

    Seamus was a dedicated member of our Club. He took part in all competitions and was an enthusiastic member of the Thursday morning Seniors’ competition. He is sadly missed by all. Í measc na naomh go raibh sé.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 15 Oct 2013

    Special Offer

    New members may join Birr Golf Club now for a fee of  450 euro. New members will have playing rights for the remainder of 2013 and all of 2014. Interested golfers will realise that this is a very attractive offer. A small number of terms and conditions will apply. Please contact the office  at 057 912 0082 for further details.

     

    Birr Golf Club Lotto

    Captains  John Irwin and Susan Reidy would like to thank all for participating in the Lotto which will generate much needed funds for our Club while offering an opportunity to family and friends to win valuable prizes. The Captains are very pleased with the support they have received and wish to inform all that others may join at any time. The results will be published in the local papers and can be seen on the Club website www.birrgolfclub.ie/

    Winning numbers this week are: 13, 20, 25 & 35.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st J Madden J Molloy A Doorly 89; 2nd S Ryan T King B Guinan 83.

    Hamper. 1st  Liam Cashen (20) 43 pts. 2nd   Tony McCormack (14) 42pts. Gross:Billy Donlon (20 3rd Sean Bergin (24) 42 pts. Congrats to Paddy Hogan on a hole in one at the 14th.

    Captains and Presidents. 1st McGuirk Trophy. Billy Donlon. Other winners were: Dick Johnston, Colette O’Brien, Seamas Breen. Gemma Butler, Ann Kenny, Bobby Ryland. Special prize: John Gilmartin.

     

    For your diary

    Turkeys. 9h 1st 9 starts Monday 14th  Oct.

    Seniors. Thurs.17 Oct. 9.30. 

    Glenn Eagles 12.00.

    18h Stroke. Sat./Sun.19/20 Oct.

    Club Championship. Sunday Oct 20th  18h Stroke.....

    Bridge resumes at 10.00 on Tuesday 29 October. Contact: Mary O’Gorman.

    Juniors. Friday 1 November. Further details next week.

     

    Ladies

    Results

    Cameo Health and Beauty 18- hole. 1st Shauna Carroll 36 points; 2nd Caroline Guinan 36 points

    Fixtures

    16 hole hamper ongoing, play as often as you wish.

    Nine hole for the month of October.

    Beginner Ladies

    Any beginner ladies who would like to join or play golf please contact our Lady Captain Sue at 087 234 5567.

     

    Golf Academy

    KevinMcGrathGolfAcademy at the shop is running a Junior coaching programme for all levels starting on Saturday October 12 at 2 pm . Classes will last for an hour each week and will run for 6 weeks. Places are limited so contact the shop on 057 912 1606 to book a place . 

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 29 Jul 2014

    For your Diary

    Seniors Thurs. 31 July 9.30. Glenn Eagles at 12 noon.  Also open to visitors from 2pm. Time sheet. Entry fee 5 euro.

    Se Pardy Aviation Classic Friday 1 August. Both 9s in use from 8.30.

    Open Vintage Weekend. Singles. Sat. /Sun and Bank Holiday Monday.

    Open 18H Singles on Tuesday and Wednesday 5/6  August. Ladies and Gents.

    Mid Leinster ILGU Ladies Championship on 7th/8th /9th August. Check timesheet.

    A very special welcome to the Mid Leinster ladies.

    Inter Club South Leinster Friday 8th 5.30. Birr V Hermitage.

     

    Results

    Seniors.1st P Walshe, J Carroll, L Mc Cabe, 42; 2nd B Larkin, S Bergin, D Johnston 42.

     

    Open Singles. 1st Ollie Nugent (19) 44pts, 2nd Liam Cashin (18) 40pts. Gross:.Billy Donlon 38pts. 3rd Thomas Moylan (80 38pts

     

    Presidents’ Mixed. 1st Aimee Carroll, Bernie Nugent, Bernard McGurk. 24.87. 2nd Seamas Breen, Pat Gleeson, Denise O’Hare , John O’Hare 26.64.

     

    Drumcullen Classic.

    1st Ollie Nugent, Bernie Nugent, Tony Fanneran, Laura Nugent.   99.  2nd Ger Coughlan Caroline McCarthy Michael Liffey, Bernie Coughlan 96.. John Ryan, Martin Ryan Pam Nugent, Stephen Ryan. 95. 4th Adrian Shiels, Brendan O’Carroll, Frank Kenny, Ollie Nugent 95.  5th Pat Molloy Peader Nugent, Conor Nolan, Paddy Kirwan.  6th Willie Donoghue, Brandon Beale, Frank Ferguson, Devon Beale 94.

    Nearest Pin:Conor Nolan. Longest Drive Men:Ger Claffey. Ladies:Yvonne Claffey.

    Hole in One: Pat Scully at 14th.

     

    Juniors. McGarry Cup. 1st Mark Haines (25) 65.  2nd Eric Byrne (3) 66.  9h  1st Shane Murphy. 2nd Mark Cahill.

     

    Lotto. Nos. Drawn. 8, 24, 25, 29. No match 4s nor 3s. Three luck dips. Eileen Delaney, Michael Liffey and Captain John Connell.. Jackpot 5,000 euro.

     

    Ladies

    Lady Captain’s day took place on Saturday July 26th with perfect weather and on a course in excellent condition.  The overall winner was Lady Vice Captain Pauline Needham with a score of 67 nett.  In 2nd place was Leilagh Hogan with a score of 69 nett.  The Gross Prize went to Ann B Kenny with a score of 80 Gross and in 3rd place was Rita Enright with a score of 70 nett. The Past Captains’ Prize went to Rita Delaney with a score of 71 nett.  In 4th place was Carina Gleeson with a score of 71 nett and in 5th place was Caroline Guinan with a score of 71nett. Denise Delaney was in 6th place with 71 nett and Mary Ryan in 7th place with 72 nett.

    The 9-Hole Competition was won by Amie Carroll with 26 pts and in 2nd place was Leanne Hogan with 18pts.  Tony Mc Cormack and Pat Molloy picked up the Men’s Prize.

    A most enjoyable day and night was had by all. Sincere thanks to our sponsor Lyons Motors of Nenagh and Limerick.

     

    Results 

    18 hole Stableford Sat. 19th and Wed. 23rd July.

    1st Carmel Ryan (27) 41pts.

    2nd Theresa Fealy (25) 39 pts.

     

    Competitions

    Wed. July 30th. Open Day 18 H singles.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 10 Dec 2013

    Results

    Seniors. 1st J Molloy S Bergin A Joyce 62; 2nd J Carroll F Jackson P Walshe 61.

    Turkey. 1st Seamas Breen (6) 35pts 2nd Tom Murtagh (110 35pts  3rd Jerome Molloy (10) 34 pts.

    Bridge. Tom/Mary McGee  2nd Mary Sullivan/Agnes Doolan

     

    Lotto: Drawn Nos. 3, 6, 7, 28.  No 3 or 4 numbers came up. Quick dip: David McDowell, Kay Kelly and Mary Madden. Jack pot now is 3,000.00 euro. To join please contact the office at 057 91 20082.

     

    For your diary

    14-Hole Turkey/Ham ongoing.

    9-Hole Turkey Categories.

    Seniors. Golf and dinner on Wednesday 11th.

    Bridge. Tuesday 17th

    Santa in the Glenns on Wed.18 Dec. at 6 pm.

    Club lotto each Sunday evening

     

    Ladies

    9-Hole Turkey and 14-Hole Hamper competitions ongoing.

    Sunday Dec 15th is Christmas Party Day. There will be a 9-Hole Turkey competition on the day with food and presentation of all outstanding prizes at 5pm. Hoping all lady members will join in the festivities.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 07 Oct 2014

    Poker Classic

    All are invited to our annual Poker Classic in the Golf Club on next Friday 10 October at 8.30 Tickets costing 20 euro are available at the Club and from Committee Members. Please call 057 912 0082 for all details. 

     

    For your diary

    9h Turkeys ongoing.

    Seniors on Thurs.9 October 9.45.  Glenn Eagles.12 noon.

    Poker Classic Friday 10 October 8.30 pm.

    Open Weekend Sat./Sun. 11/12 Oct.

    Presidents’ Mixed Scramble Mon.13 Oct. 4.30pm

    Open Tuesday 18h Stableford. All welcome

    Presidents’ Mixed Final Sunday 19 October. Shot Gun start.

    Fashion Show Friday 14 November in County Arms Hotel

     

    Results

    Seniors. Cat1. D Duffy 35, B Guinan 30, A Joyce 29, D O Sullivan, 29 T Mc Tague 28.

    Cat 2. D Johnston 38, M Noonan 34, T Wright 32, T Rosney 32, J Plunkett 30.

    Cat. 3.L Delaney 34, C Mc Garry 32, P Spain 30, S Bergin 30, C Loughnane 28.

    Cat 4. P Byrne 33, T Duffy 28, K Mc Dowell 27, L Mc Cabe 25, C Chaloner 23.

     

    Matt Spain Cup. 1st John Dwyer (3) 40 pts. 2nd Michael Lyons (7) 38 pts. Gross: Declan Gath (2) 34 pts. 3rf Aidan Farrelly (15) 38 pts

    Tuesday Open: Bernard Larkin (14) 41 pts. 2nd Alan Hennessy (12) 39 pts.

     

    Glenn Eagles.   1st Emer Hanniffy, Majella Duffy, June Carroll and Mai Cavanagh 29.8  2nd Rita Delaney, Rita Enright, Margo Regan and Mary McGee 30.5. 3rd Frances Ashe, Carmel Ryan and Mary Dolan 32.  Nearest pin: 2nd Aileen Watkins. 8th Margo Ryan

     

    Ladies

    Results

    The Glenns Trophy Final sponsored by Peter Fox was held on Wednesday last 1 October. With 28 teams participating from around the country it was an extremely  successful  event. On the day we were joined by Mona Collins the lady who instigated the competition ten years ago and a presentation was made by Lady Captain Sheila Brennan to Mona as a gesture of appreciation.A donation from the organising committee on behalf of all participants will be made to the Special Care Room in Birr Community Nursing Unit.

    1st Callan with 85 pts. Helen Mc Cormack (19), Ena Kennedy (28), Anna Starr (28) Maria Gorey (23)

    2nd Castle Warden with 80pts. Mary Basquilla (20), Jean Mc Mahon (23), Evelyn O Sullivan (25), Angela Jones (20).

    3rd Mount Temple with 79pts. Anna O Brien (11), Kathleen Conlon (20), Patty Buckley (14), Kathleen Cunningham (36).

    Best Pairs

    1st Portumna with 41pts. Brid Kelly (22) Mary Mc Donagh (23).

    2nd Castlebarna with 41pts. Janette Mc Cormack (23), Geraldine Heavey (30).

     

    Hamper 16 H sponsored by Liam Butler

    1st Mary Sullivan (20) 37 + 38 =75pts;

    2nd Denise Delaney (26) 35 + 33 = 68pts;

    3rd Rita Delaney (19) 31 + 36 = 67pts

     

    Competitions

    First Christmas Hamper 18H Stableford 8 Oct.11th and 12th.

    9H ongoing.

    Glenn Eagles. 1st Emer Hanniffy, Majella Duffy, June Carroll and Mai Cavanagh 29.8  2nd Rita Delaney, Rita Enright, Margo Regan and Mary McGee 30.5. 3rd Frances Ashe, Carmel Ryan and Mary Dolan 32.  Nearest pin: 2nd Aileen Watkins. 8th Margo Ryan

     

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Dr. Paddy Greally on the death of his sister  Sr. Noreen Greally, member of the French Order of Charity in Dublin.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 02 Dec 2014

    AGM

    The AGM of the Club was held on Sunday 30 November when a large attendance was given a detailed and comprehensive account of the management of the Club over the year.  Hon. Sec..Bernie McTague reported on the 2013 AGM and outlined in detail the running of the Club during 2014. She thanked all for their cooperation and noted in particular the work of the various voluntary committees. Chairman John Connell noted the steady work of the Management Committee and their dedication to the running of the Club.  Hon. Treasurer Joe Slevin dealt with the finances and day-to-day organisation of the Club. He was especially grateful to David McDowell for his advice and financial expertise. He was glad to report that the finances have been brought under control but there is little room for extra spending.

    John Irwin outlined the improvement work on the course. He was loud in his praise of the course staff and the many voluntary workers who gave of their time and energy to enhance our course. Much work has been done on the 3rd , 15th and 10th fairways and greens.

    A general discussion took place regarding the status of the course and all insisted that The Glenns must retain its high standards.

    A motion reducing distance membership from 80k to 50k from the Club was passed.

     

    The incoming Management Committee is: Captains Des McDowell and Pauline Needham; Presidents Frank Kenny and Agnes Doolin; Vice-Captains Brendan O’Carroll and Margaret Feehan; Hon. Sec. Bernie McTague; Hon Treas. Joe Slevin.

    Committee: Sheila Brennan, Ger Gath, Frank Kearns, Doreen McKenna, Bernie Meagher, Ollie Nugent and Jeremy Plunkett. All are wished best of luck for 2015.

     

    For your diary

    14h Turkey/Ham ongoing.

    9h Turkey ongoing.

    Seniors December 4th  9.45. Glenn Eagles 12 noon.

    Bridge. Tuesday 9 Dec. 10.30.

    Seniors Annual Dinner Thurs.11th Dec.

    Santa in Club. Thurs.18th Dec.6pm

     

    Results

    14h Turkey and Ham: 1st Dan Kealy 34pts,  2nd  Frank Kenny 34pts.

    9h Turkey: 1st Cat 1. Simon Hogan 22pts. 2nd Cat. 2 Paschal Foley 22 pts. 3rd  Cat. 3 Frank Kenny 23 pts.

     

    Seniors

    Results. 1st T Nestor, D Johnston P Grealy, 41.

    2nd S Coakley, L Hogan, L Delaney, 41 2/3.

    Christmas Dinner. Thursday Dec. 11th

     

    Lotto

    Nos. drawn were: 3, 16, 17 and 22. No 3 nor 4. Lucky dip winners were: Jeremy Plunkett, Mary O’Brien and Richard Abbott.

    Jackpot 5,800 euro.

     

    Bridge

    N/S 1st Maura Kerrigan/Phyllis Landy. 2nd N/S Yvonne Boland/Roma Gilmartin

    E/W Tom/Mary McGee. 2nd Tess Liffey/Mary O’Gorman.

     

    Ladies

    Results

    14 H Hamper sponsored by Greg Hanlon: 1st Barbara Gilmartin (23) 33pts; 2nd Aileen Watkins (21) 29pts; 3rd Kay Kelly (25) 29pts

    5th Turkey: 1st Eileen Delaney (33) 19pts; 2nd Trish Rowland (14) 19pts; 3rd Martina O Brien (10) 19pts.

     On-going Competitions

    14H Hamper sponsored by The Thatch.

    9H Turkey.

    Annual Christmas Party Sunday Dec. 14

     

    Christmas Bookings

    Nigel is now taking bookings for Christmas parties. These will be held on the 12th, 19th and 20th December. Music included.

    Phone (057) 912 0082.

     

    Santa’s Visit

    Please don’t  forget that Santa will be paying his Christmas visit to The Glenns on Thurs. 18th at 6pm. Mark it in red into your diary!

     

    Junior Golf Camp

    Birr Golf Shop Ltd. is now taking bookings for our winter Junior Golf Camp. This will take place every Friday night from November 14th to December 19th  7 pm to 8 pm. Cost is €50.00 in total for 6 weeks, Phone: 057 912 1606.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to Robbie and Adrian Sheils and their families on the death  of their father Bobbie last week in Birr.

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 27 Jan 2015

    Spring League

    Entry sheets are in the locker room for our annual Spring/Winter league. The draw for teams will take place with the draw on Wednesday 28th at 5 pm  with the first round due to start on this week end  The league generally announces the start of the golfing season and has proved exceptionally popular with the members.

     

    For your diary

    Seniors on Thursday 29th at 9.30.

    Weekend Start of Spring League.

    Bridge in Club on Tuesday 3 Feb at 10 am. All welcome.

    Captains’ Drive in on Sunday Feb 8th.

     

    Results

    Bridge. 1st Tom/Mary McGee . 2nd Joanne Loughnane/ Frank Doorley

     

    Lotto. Nos drawn were:1,6,8 and 23. No match 4. One match 3 was Denis Duffy Jnr. Jackpot is 6,600 euro

     

     

     

    Ladies

    Bernadette McTague’s  retires from ILGU

    Bernadette McTague retired as District Director at the recent AGM of the ILGU. Bernadette has been involved for 20 years in the ILGU and has held a number of offices. She served as District Chairman and District Secretary on the District Executive and for the past four years she has held the office of District Director. We wish Bernadette the very best in her retirement and thank her most sincerely for the many years of service and all the work she has done on our behalf.

     

    Competitions

    Winter League continues with Rounds 4, 5 and 6 beginning Feb 1st.

    9H competition on-going.

     

    Sympathy

    The members extend deepest sympathy to John McKeon and his family on the death of his mother Jean in Ballymena last week.  Also to Angie Hough and her family on the death of her mother Ann at the weekend.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 10 Feb 2015

    Fantasy Cheltenham

    Yes it’s that time of year again with Cheltenham around the corner in March. Once more we are running our very popular Fantasy Racing with every chance of bringing home some top class winners. This year’s races should be more popular than ever with AP riding for the last time and Willie Mullins entering an exciting team. Cards will be available from Joan and Francie at 057 912 0082 from this week.

     

    For your diary

    Spring League ongoing.

    Seniors on Thursday 12th  at 9 am.

    Glenn Eagles at 12 noon. First outing of the year - please come along and enrol.

    Valentine’s Night on Sat. in Club. Contact: Nigel.

    Bridge in Club Tuesday at 10 am. All welcome.

    Bridge tournament in Club on Sunday 22 Feb at 3.30.

     

    Results

    Bridge. 1st Roma Gilmartin/Frank Doorley. 2nd Tom/Mary McGee.

     

    Ladies

    Competitions

    Winter League sponsored by  Buckleys SuperValu, Birr.

    9H  Stableford on-going.

     

    Bridge Drive

    Bridge Drive will take place in Birr Golf Club on Sunday Feb 22nd at 3.30 pm. All are very welcome!

     

    Lotto

    Numbers drawn were: 1,7,34 and 36. No 4 nor 3. Lucky dips were; Eamonn Lowry, Willie Loughnane and Richard Johnston.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 03 Feb 2015

    Captains’ and Presidents’ Drive in.

    On Sunday next the 8th our captains Des McDowell and Pauline Needham with Presidents  Frank Kenny and Agnes Doolin will hold the traditional drive in.  Members should check in between 10.30 and 11.30 with the draw being held at 12 noon. There will be a shot gun start at 12.30.  Hopefully the weather will be kind to our officers and members  and all will have pleasant day.

     

    For your diary

    Start of Spring league this week. Also 14h Stableford in conjunction with League.

    Thurs. 5 Feb. Seniors at 9.30. New members always welcome. Contact John Gilmartin/Michael Ashe.

    Captains’/Presidents’ Drive in. Check in between 10.30 and 11.30. Draw at 12 noon Play at 12.30

    Bridge. Tuesday 10th 10 am  All welcome. Contact Mary O’Gorman

     

    Results

    14h Stableford. 1st K. Flaherty (19) 35 pts 2nd Joe Daly (16)  34 pts. 3rd Aidan Farrelly (14) 33 pts.

    Bridge 1st Phyllis Dooley/Michael Stephens. 2nd Joanne Loughnane/Frank Doorley.

    Lotto. Nos. drawn were. 1,10,15 and 21 No match 4 nor 3  Three lucky dips were: Agnes Doolin, Jim Hammell and Brian Guinan.. Jackpot is: 6,700 euro.

     

    Spring League

    The draw has been made for this year’s Spring League with 28 teams taking part. Five rounds will be played up and until Sunday 22 March with the final played on Sunday  29th  Many thanks to all who are taking and hopefully the league will be enjoyed by the players 

     

    Ladies

    Results

    9H Stableford. 1st Brid Guinan (32) 19pts; 2nd Shauna Carroll (11) 19pts; 3rd Mary Mc Gee (36) 17pts.

      

    Competitions

    Ladies Winter League kindly sponsored by Buckleys Supervalu, Birr continues with Rounds 4, 5 and 6. All four scores will count in Round 6.. 

    New 9H Stableford Competition on-going  

     

    Gemma Butler Captain of the Irish Girls International Team 2015

    Congratulations to Gemma Butler who has been selected by the Irish Ladies Golfing Union to captain  the Irish Girls International Team in 2015. Gemma was manager of the Girls Team in 2013 and 2014 and on both occasions, in the Home Internationals Matches, the Irish Girls lost by a single point to England. This year the Girls Home International Matches will be played in Scotland and the Girls European Team Championships will be played in Slovakia. Gemma was also recently appointed Honorary Secretary of the Mid Leinster ILGU and we wish her well in what sounds like a very busy and exciting year ahead.

  • Golfing in the Glenns 17 Feb 2015

    Fantasy Cheltenham

    Yes it’s that time of year again with Cheltenham around the corner in March. Once more we are running our very popular Fantasy Racing with every chance of bringing home some top class winners. This year’s races should be more popular than ever with AP riding for the last time and Willie Mullins entering an exciting team. Cards will be available from Joan and Francie at 057 912 0082 from this week.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st L Hogan, T Wright, J Plunkett, 73. 2nd M Chaloner, T Nestor, D Johnston, 68. Last Nine. 44 D O Sullivan, D Duffy, J Carroll, 68. Last Nine 42.

    Golf Thurs. 19th at 9. 45 am.

    Prize Day Thurs. 26th at 9.45 am.

     

    Bridge

    Tie. 1st Henry Haverty/ May Cavanagh.and Mary Grennan/Maura Flannery.  2nd Phyllis Dooley/Olive Kenny.

    Bridge Drive will take place in Birr Golf Club on Sunday Feb 22nd at 3.30 pm. All are very welcome!

     

    Lotto

    Nos. drawn were:3,23,30 and 31. No match 4 nor 3. Lucky dips were : Tony/Ena Guilfoyle, Mary McGee and PJ Wright

     

    For your diary

    Spring League ongoing

    Seniors Thurs. 19th at 9.45. Please note time. Apologies for false time last week.

    Bridge tournament in Club on Sunday 22nd at 3.30. All welcome.

    Bridge in Club on Tuesday 24th .

    Taster Golf Day on course Saturday 28th   All who are interested in golf come along and enjoy a starters’ round. No charge.

    Table Quiz in Club  on Friday March 27th.  Contact Micheal Coghlan for all the details.

     

    Congratulations.

    Congratulations to Stephen Grant on his fine win in Florida and to Brian Guinan on a hole in one at the 14th.

     

    Golf Shop

    Pay a visit to Revina and Michael in the Golf Shop and view the latest 2015 golf technology . With the good weather approaching you will need nothing but the best

     

    Ladies

    Competitions

    Winter League sponsored by  Buckleys Super Valu, Birr.

    9H  Stableford on-going.

     

    Glenn Eagles. 1st Martina O’Brien, Doreen McKenna and Mary Dolan. 31pts.  2nd Lady Captain Pauline Needham,June Carroll,Mary Sullivan and Rena Haverty 32.5. 3rd Emer Hanniffy, Mona Collins and Gail Kelly 33.7.  Nearest pin on 3rd Rita Enright. On 8th June Carroll.

     

    Bridge tournament in Club on Sunday 22nd at 3.30. All welcome.

    Bridge in Club on Tuesday 24th

     

  • Golfing in the Glenns 03 Mar 2015

    Seniors

    Cat1. B Guinan 32, J Carroll 30, T King 28, J Molloy 27, D Duffy 25.

    Cat 2. K Flaherty 30, E Nevin 27, J Gilmartin 26 ,M Noonan 25 ,H Rigney 24.

    Cat 3. C Mc Garry 28, D Kealy 27, C Loughnane 26, L Delaney 24, S Bergin 23.

    Cat 4. T Duffy 29, T Nestor 26, P Grealy 22, L Mc Cabe 20, M Chaloner 20.

     

    Congratulations

    Congrats to Captain Des McDowell on winning the Lotto jackpot of 7,000 euro. Well done Des.

    Congrats also to John Grennan on gaining a well deserved honour as Offaly Person of the Year.

     

    For your diary

    Spring League ongoing.

    Seniors. Thursday at 9.45

    Captains and Presidents Drive in this Sunday. Weather looks promising.

    Hollow coring 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th.

    Bridge on Tuesday 10th at 10.00.

    Table Quiz on Friday 27th at 8pm.

     

     

    Ladies

    Results

    9H Stableford. 1st Patricia Rowland (14) 21pts; 2nd Carina Gleeson (19) 19pts; 3rd Genna Butler (8) 19pts.

     

    Competitions

    Sat. March 7th. Winter League Final sponsored by Buckleys Super Valu, Birr.

    The qualifying teams were Teams A, D,G,H, and L.

    The Final will be played between 12.00 and 1.30pm. There will be a 9H for non-qualifiers.

    The prize giving will follow the final at 4.30 pm, incorporating presentation of all outstanding prizes.

     

    New 9H Stableford on-going.

    Glenn Eagles 1st Lady Captain Pauline Needham, Majella Duffy and Mary Dolan 32.4. 2nd Mary Sullivan

    , Bernie McTague,Rita Enright and Theresa Fealy 32.6.  3rd Emer Hanniffy, Aileen Watkins, Gail Kelly and Carmel Ryan. 33.1.

    Nearest Pin on 3rd  Emer Hanniffy. On 8th Pauline Needham.

     

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    Fantasy Cheltenham

    Yes it’s that time of year again with Cheltenham around the corner in March. Once more we are running our very popular Fantasy Racing with every chance of bringing home some top class winners. This year’s races should be more popular than ever with AP riding for the last time and Willie Mullins entering an exciting team. Cards will be available from Joan and Francie at 057 912 0082 from this week.

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st D. Kealy, T J Cahir, S Ryan, 36; 2nd L Hogan, S Hanniffy, C Mc Garry, 37.

    Prize Day Feb. 26th at 9.45 am.

     

    Bridge 

    1st Roma Gilmartin./ Ann McIntyre.  2nd Mary Kerins/Michael Stephens.

     

    Lotto

    No 4 nor 3 Nos. drawn were; 1, 29, 34 and 36. 3 Lucky dips; Jordan Darragh, Se Pardy and Tomas Flaherty

     

    For your diary

    Spring League ongoing.

    Seniors. Thurs. 26th 9.45. Glenn Eagles at 12 noon.

    Taster Day on Sat. 28 Feb. No fee.

    Bennett and Dooley Cups this weekend.

    Captains’ and Presidents’ Drive in Sunday 8 March.

    Table Quiz in Club on Friday March 27th.  Contact Micheal Coghlan for all the details.

     

    Ladies

    Competitions

    Winter League,sponsored by Buckleys Supervalu, Birr. All scores to count in Round 6 which must be played on or before Friday Feb 27th.

    Winter League Final: Sat. March 7th.

    9 H on going.

    Junior Golf

    Junior girls will meet as usual on Saturday at 2.30.Well done to these young, enthusiastic girls who have been playing regularly throughout the winter months.

     

    Bridge Drive Results

    The Annual Bridge Drive took place in Birr Golf Club on Sunday last. A very pleasant evening, including a large array of prizes and a delicious supper was enjoyed by all. Many thanks to the organising committee and all those who helped to make the event such a success.

     A Section

    1st T Fealy  & P Reid

    2nd C Robinson & A Healy

    3rd T Wright & T Kenny

    4th P Burke & T Breslin

    5th D Naughton & G Halvey

    6th D Conlon & L Barry

     

    B Section

    1st B O Connor & T Cosgrove

    2nd D Pattison & V Joyce

    3rd Sr Patrice & B McNamara

    4th Mgt Feehan & C O Brien

    5th P Moran &  M Maleney

    6th S Dillion & M Torpey

    Winners in the Best Novice category were June Carroll & Mary Dolan.

     

    Golf Shop

    Pay a visit to Revina and Michael in the Golf Shop and view the latest 2015 golf technology . With the good weather approaching, you will need nothing but the best.

     

    Taster Day at Birr Golf Club

    Considering taking up golf as a pastime? This is a perfect opportunity to see if it’s for you! On Saturday Feb 28th between 12 and 3pm, Birr Golf Club is hosting a Taster Day, where those interested in trying their hand at golf are invited to come along and enjoy a free round. For enquiries and booking please contact Joan or Francie at 057 912 0082.

     

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    For your diary

    Seniors on Thurs 9th at 9.45.

    Juniors in Mountrath,  Friday 8.00. Fred Daly Cup.

    Hackett Cup Sat./Sun. 11/12 April.

    Open Tuesdays beginning 14April. All welcome.

    Bridge on Tuesdays until end of month.,

     

    US Masters Draw

    There are still a few lines left. Closing date Wed. 8 April.

     

    Results

    Spring Cup. 1st Jerome Molloy (12) 66. 2nd Alan Naylor (19) 66. 3rd Matt Dudley (12) 68. Gross: Billy McGarry (-1) 68.

     

    Juniors. 

    1st David Mullins, Shauna Duffy and Kieran O’Reilly  28.1   2nd Leanne Hogan, Colm Farrelly and Ronan Bergin  29.  3rd Cathal Kirwan, Niamh Lyons and Sarah Ryan 30.5.   4th Adam Fitzgerald, Orla Linehan and Ronan McNamara 31.8

    Sincere thanks to Buckleys’ Super Value, Birr for their very generous sponsorship  of Easter Eggs for the Juniors.

     

    Seniors

    1st D Hanniffy, T Mc Tague, D Kealey, 37.

    2nd K Flaherty, E Nevin, M Coghlan, 38.

    Prize Day has been cancelled for Apr 2nd re-fixed for Thurs Apr. 16th.

     

    Inter Club

    Congratulations to our foursomes team under managers Martina O’Brien and Tom Rigney on a fine victory over Abbeyleix on Saturday.. The team was:  Seamas Breen/ Ena Guilfoyle,  John Connell/ Vera Smyth.  Dermot Moylan/ Patricia Rowland. Tom Rigney/Theresa Fealy  and Jerome Molloy/Laura Nugent. Continued good luck in the next round.

     

    Inter Club Juniors

    This weekend  our juniors play in the qualifying round of the Fred Daly Cup in Mountrath. The panel under Brian Guinan and Jeremy Plunkett is: Brandon Beale, Cathal Kirwan, Ceilim King, David Mullins, Kevin O’Keeffe, James Nolan, Aidan Fitzgerald and Mark Haines. Best of luck to our young golfers.

     

    Lotto

    Numbers drawn 10, 12, 28, 34. No Jackpot or Match 3 winners. Lucky dips were Mary O’Brien, Michael Yates & Tomas Flaherty.

    Next week’s Lotto €2,600

     

    Ladies

    Results

    Ladies Easter Competition. 1st Ann B Kenny (8 ) 33pts; 2nd Brid Guinan (32) 32 pts; 3rd Evelyn Lynch (21) 31pts.

     

    Competitions

    18H GOY  Sat. 11th and Wed. 15th April sponsored by Lady Captain Pauline Needham.

    9H Stableford  on-going.

     

    Glenns Restaurant

    Lunch is now available in the restaurant each weekend Friday to Sunday. Our chef Nigel extends a hearty welcome to all. Ring for reservations (057) 912 0082.

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    For your diary

    Spring League. Last round by March 31st. Final to be played on April 12th 10 Teams to qualify.

    Seniors. Thursday 26th at 9.45  Glenn Eagles at 12 noon.

    Table Quiz on Friday 27th at 8.00. Contact:Michael Coghlan at 087   2542585.

    18h Stableford on Sat/Sun March 28th/29th.

    Bridge on Tuesday 31st at 10.00.

    Spring Cup on April 4/5 GOY.

    Junior 9h Scramble on Friday 3rd April at 11.00 am. Contact: Brian Guinan.

    Offaly Camogie Classic on Easter Monday. Contact:Carmel Carroll.

     

    Fantasy Cheltenham

    The Captains and Management Committee wish to thank all who took part in the Fantasy Cheltenham.

    This year’s Festival was very exciting with the Mullin’s Stable creating records all over the place.  Michael Yates for the second year running was the overall winner of the Golf Club’s prize. Well done again Michael. Must keep you in our sights for next year

     

    Results

    Seniors. 1st C Mc Garry, E Nevin, P. Byrne, 32. 2nd M Chaloner, J Coleman, D Johnston, 33.

    Pat Kealey had a hole-in-one at the 3rd.

    Prize Day ( for your diary ) Thurs. Apr. 2nd.

     

    Lotto

    Nos drawn were: 6,12,13 and 16. No match 4/3. Lucky dips were: David McDowell, Thady Clancy and John Connell. Jack pot is 2,300 euro.  Note that in future the draw will take place on Sunday nights.

     

    Bridge

    1st Joanne Loughnane/ Frank Doorley.  2nd Tie. Olive Kenny/ Phyllis Dooley and Tom/Mary McGee.

     

    Junior Masters Golf Camp

    Kevin McGrath, golf professional, is running a Junior Masters Golf Camp on April the 7th and 8th from 10 to 12 noon . Book early, as places are limited . Call 057 912 1606 .

     

    Congratulations

    Laurence Smith of Birr Golf Club collected first prize in the Left Handed Championship held at Los Narnajos Golf Club in Spain. Laurence shot a respectable 35 pts in very windy conditions. A winner two years on the trot. Well done.

     

    Ladies

    Results

    9 H Stableford. 1st Liz Pardy (21) 19pts; 2nd Patricia Rowland (14) 18pts; 3rd Evelyn Lynch (21) 18pts.

     

    Glenn Eagles

    1st Shiela Brennan, Rita Enright and Margaret McDonagh 30.5.  2nd Ena Guilfoyle, Theresa Fealy and Majella Duffy 31.8. 3rd Mary Sullivan, Marie Keane and Mary Dolan  32.  Nearest pin; 3rd Mary Sullivan. 8th Margo Regan.

    Competitions

    18H Singles sponsored by Hedgerows on Wed. March 25th.

     Ladies’ Easter Competition Sat. March 28th & Wed. April 1st.

     New 9H Stableford on-going.

     

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    Spring League

    Our League continues until the end of the month when the final will be played. It is encouraging to note that most players have played their four rounds with many having completed five. With the improvement in the weather, there should no problem with the last few rounds.

     

    Results

    Bennett Cup.  1st Simon Hogan (6) 43pts. 2nd Seamie Breen (7) 39pts.  3rd Billy Donlon (1) 36pts.   

    Dooley Cup. 1st Eddie Nevin 39pts.  2nd Sean Lynam (14) 37pts 3rd Martin Young  (14) 36pts.

    Seniors: L Delaney, 17; A Joyce, 16; M Liffey, 16; J Carroll 15.

     

    Lotto

    Numbers drawn were: 11, 14, 18 and 23. No match 4/3. Lucky dips were¨Maureen de Forge, Bridget Horan and Sandra Moylan  Jackpot: 2,200 euro.

     

    Bridge

    1st  Tess Liffey/Mary O’Gorman;  2nd Tom/Mary McGee.

     

    For your diary

    Spring League ongoing.

    Sat.21st. Societies.

    Seniors on Thurs. 19th at 9.45. Glenn Eagles at 12 noon.

    Bridge  on Wed. 18th and Tues. 24th at 1