Current News 08 Mar 2011


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.


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



As last year’s table quiz proved so popular we are having a repeat on Thurs.24 March at 8.30. Please bring along your friends for a most enjoyable evening with plenty of spots and prizes.


Open 18-hole 3-ball, any combination over new course. Ongoing.
Final 2 rounds of Spring League. To be completed by Sat. 26 March.
Thurs.10 March 10.15. Seniors.
Sun.13 March. Captains Drive-in Scramble. Sign in 11.30-12.30. Shot gun start at 1.00.
Tues.15 March. 10.30 Bridge in Club.
Thurs.24 March. 8.30 Table Quiz in Club.
Sun. 27 March. Captain’s Medal and Final of Spring League. Top 8 teams and ties to qualify.


Bennett Cup. Sponsored by Hanlons’ Butchers, Castle St. 1st John Dwyer 39 pts. 2nd Tomas Moylan 37pts. 3rd Barry Davis 37pts. 
Dooley Cup. 1st Martin Young 42 pts. 2nd Michael Lyons 39pts. 3rd Hubert Rigney 39pts 
Spring League. First 3 rounds.
Leaders; 1st Team A. Capt. Billy Donlon with 258 pts. 2nd Team V Capt. Michael Lyons with 253 pts. 3rd Team S Capt. Sean Moylan with 252 pts. 4th Team K Capt. Simon Hogan with 250 pts. 5 /6th Team W Capt Michael Yates with 248 pts. and Team B! Capt. Pat Doyle with 248 pts. 7th /8th /9th Teams E Capt Pat Maher,Team J Padraig Moylan and Team Q Tomas Moylan with 244 pts.
Best Individual is Enda Carroll with 100 pts. (36+32+32) 
Seniors: Gay Claffey Cam Finnerty Arthur Jackson 31; Eddie Nevin Eamon Foley Tom King 32.
14h Stableford. Winner was Martin Young with 32pts
Bridge. 1st John/Roma Gilmartin, 2nd Joe Kerins/Maura Kerrigan.


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.


Winter Spring League Final. The Winter Spring League Final kindly sporsored by Costcutters, Birr will take place on next Saturday, 12th March at 1.00 p.m. The draw for partners will take place on Wednesday evening. Please note ladies that there will be a nine-hole competition for the non-qualifying ladies commencing at 2.30 p.m. The presentation of the League will take place at 6.00 p.m. The following are the qualifying teams:
Team L – Mary Ryan, Patsy Burke, Patricia Guinan, Catherine Barry, Kathleen Tooher and Amy Spain.
Team A – Vera Smyth, Kate Flynn, Marie Corcoran, Carmel Ryan, Caroline Guinan and Pat Fleury.
Team H – Aileen Watkins, Ena Guilfoyle, Sinéad Daly, Liz Pardy, Mary McGee, Chris Byrne.
Team G – Siobhán Tynan, Maura Flannery, Patrice Delaney, Majella Duffy, Maeve Garry, Mary Dolan.
Best of luck to all the above teams.
9 Hole ongoing. There is a nine-hole ongoing competition running at the moment.
Drive In. The much awaited Drive In takes place on next Sunday 13th March 2011. Please note entries will be taken between 11.30 and 12.30 p.m. Shot Gun start at 1.00 p.m. We extend our best wishes to Captains Joe and Rita and Presidents Tony and Gemma. Members please come out and support the Captains and Presidents in what promises to be a sociable and fun day out in the Glenns.


Come along and enjoy the excellent Sunday lunch menu at Birr Golf Club. For bookings, ring Deborah at 057 912 0082.