Weekly News 19th February 2024

Sympathy
The members and officers of the club offer sincere sympathy to Lady Captain Bernie Nugent on the untimely passing of her sister Elizabeth Dempsey. May Elizabeth Rest In Peace.

2024 Calendar
The events calendar is now available on the website www.birrgolfclub.ie

Captains Drive-In
Captains Frank and Bernie together with Presidents Paschal and Laura will hold their drive-in on Sunday 3rd March. To mark the occasion a mixed scramble will be held. The entry fee is €5 with all proceeds going to Offaly Hospice. Entries will be taken up to 11:00am with a shotgun start scheduled for 11:45am. Finger food will be served later. Please come and support our Captains and Presidents and wish them a great golfing year.

Date for your Diary
A Table Quiz will take place in the clubhouse on Friday 15th March. Details to follow soon.

Mens Club
The Spring League competition, sponsored by Birr Golf Shop Ltd. continues. Due to inclement weather and with the course being closed last weekend (10th & 11th Feb) the final date for play in the Spring League is now extended to Sunday 31st March. The final is now fixed for Sunday 7th April. Please continue to mark you team number and round
number on your scorecard.
The entry fee for the Spring League (€10) will be deducted from each members
ClubV1 account today Monday 19th February 2024.

The list of 2024 fixtures is at the calendar tab on the Club's website:

https://www.birrgolfclub.ie/index.php/calendar/calendar-men

Some notable dates are:

  • Captain's Drive-In 3rd March
  • Hackett Cup qualifying w/e 14th April,
  • Spring Cup w/e 5th May
  • Midland Boys 6th May
  • Half subscription w/e 26th May
  • Junior and Intermediate Scratch Cups 2nd
  • President Paschal Troy's prize is w/e 14th July
  • Qualifying for Captain Frank Kearns prize on w/e Sunday 25th August and the final round a week later. (Draw for partners in both the above competitions).

Seniors Result 15th February
1st  Ger Nolan, Larry Lyons, Liam Lowry  (43.7) 

Ladies Club
Competition Results
9 Hole No.1
1st Josephine Conniffe 21pts
2nd Maggie Lynch 21pts(after count back)
3rd Evelyn Lynch  20pts 

Winter League
Rounds 4 & 5 to be played on or before Sunday February 25th
League Final and International Women's Day celebrations will take place on March 9th

U.S. Masters Draw
Francie is running his Annual Club fundraising sweep linked to the Augusta Masters. Lines are €10 – Entry Sheet is up in the clubhouse. Please Support.

Fundraiser Draw
The numbers drawn this week were 9, 14, 20 and 24. The jackpot was not won. The weekly prize winner was Dermot Nolan. The jackpot stands at €2,075.

Bridge Club
1st Joanne Loughnane, Catherine Morris and Mary O’Gorman