Golfing in the Glenns 23 Nov 2010


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.