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.

 

Results

Hackett Cup. Qualifiers. Bernard Kennedy v Dick Johnston; Enda Carroll v Darragh Kennedy; Jeffrey King v Simon Hogan; Andy Masterson v Peter Keane; Michael Lyons v Tom Rigney; Liam Hogan v Thomas Hogan; Martin Young v Christy Purcell; Pat Doyle v Fergus Garland.

1st 9 won by Jeffrey King 30.5.  2nd 9 won by Michael Lyons 31.5   2s. John Kelly, Fran Quinn, John Dwyer, John Conniffe, John Irwin, Billy Donlon(2) and Michael Feighery.

Outing to Portumna

Cat 1. A Joyce 36 T Mc Tague 34 S Moylan 29 B Guinan 29 J Molloy 28.

Cat 2. D Johnston 37 M Stephens 36 T Kenny 35 J Wimms 33 C Finnerty 31

Cat 3 A Hughes 36 T Rosney 32 T King 31 T Enright 29 D Hennessy 28

Cat 4 S Coakley 36 P Byrne 30 D Kealy 30 B Wilks 26 J Lynch 23.

Bridge

1st Maura Kerrigan/Phyllis Landy. 2nd Joanne Loughnane/Frank Doorley.

Inter Club Match

The first of the inter club matches takes place next Saturday when Birr plays Mullingar in the Barton Cup. The home players are: Declan Gath/Tom Hogan,John Dwyer/Tom Moylan and Pat Maher/PatMadden.  Playing away are: Ger Gath/Pat Doyle/  and Stephen Grogan/Michael Lyons. Substitutes are: Capt. Joe Slevin/Brendan Hoare and Padraig Moylan/Jerome Molloy. Good luck to the team and managers Pat Maher, Declan Gath and Michael Lyons.

Birr Community School Classic

The very popular annual classic organised by the parent’s council  takes place on Fri. 29 April. There is a timesheet in operation. Brid Grogan is in charge of same and she can be contacted at 086 1073639

Kevin McGrath

Kevin Mc Grath, golf professional is now taking bookings for his ever popular Easter camps for juveniles. Camps will run for 4 days over the Easter break. For more details call Kevin at the shop or mobile 087 237 9234.

Ladies Golf

Glenn Eagles. Results:  1st Colette O’Brien Peg Monahan Margaret McDonough 31.6. 2ndBernie McTague Marie Keane Patsy Burke Teresa Fealy 31.6 (28 on last 6) 3rd Ann McIntyre Valerie Coleman Aileen Anderson 31.9

All outstanding prizes will be presented on Thurs.14th.

The Glenn Eagles Easter Competition will be on this Thurs.14 April. Draw at 12 noon with tee time at 12.15. Please arrive before 12 noon.

18-Hole Stableford. The second day of the 18 hole Stableford competition takes place on this Wednesday 13th April.   This competition is kindly sponsored by Michael Horan Golf Shop.   Draws at the usual times on Wednesday and arrange for after 3.30 p.m.

Easter Competition. The annual Easter Competition takes place on next Saturday, 16th and Wednesday 20th April.    Timesheet in operation for Saturday with the usual draws on Wednesday.

Outstanding Prizes. Ladies please note that all outstanding prizes will be presented on next Sunday Night 17th April at 8.30 p.m..   Please make every effort to attend and if not please arrange to have your prize collected on the night.

Mini Club Classic. The mini Club Class will take place on Sunday 24th and Monday 25th April.   Please support the first of our golf fund-raising events.

Timesheet and Entry Sheet is now available in the Club House for attention.

A.A. Team News. As promised we hope to keep you up to date on upcoming fixtures in the A.A. Club Matches.   The Intermediate Cup Team played Moate in Tullamore on last Saturday and suffered a narrow defeat with all matches played in a fine sporting manner.   Thanks to Tullamore for facilitating the match and to Emer Hanniffy for managing the team.

Next out is the Junior Cup Team on Monday, 18th April against Mullingar in Moate – Team Captain Anne Frawley.

The Irish Mixed Foursomes versus Tullamore is also fixed for Friday, 22nd April with 2 pairs at home and 3 pairs away – Team Captains are Michael Horan and Vera Smyth.

We wish all our panels and team captains much success with the various teams and we all look forward to bringing some silver to the Glenns in 2011.

Further updates on the teams will be included each week as fixtures and results come to hand.