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.


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.


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.


For your diary

Open Tuesdays. Ongoing.

Open 3ball. Ongoing. Any combination.

Wed. 1 June. 3.45-4.45   Irish Mixed Foursomes v Heritage..

Thurs.2 June. 10.15. Seniors.

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

Sat.4 June. 4.00-5.00 Provincial Towns v Heritage.

Sun.5/Mon.6 Mini Classic.

Sun.12 June. President Tony McTague’s Prize.

Mon.13 June. 5.00. Presidents’ Mixed Scramble.

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

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


Seniors. Outing to Mountrath. Cat 1 P Doyle 34 T Mc Tague 30 S Moylan 23 M Liffey 20 M Ashe 19; Cat 2 J Gilmartin 33 J Wimms 31J Carroll 27 M Stephens 25 T Wright 25; Cat 3 D Johnston 30 T Nestor 30 E Moore 25 S Bergin 25 G Claffey 22; Cat 4 D Kealy 30 D Quinn 27 T Clancy 24 P Grealy 22 T Murtagh 19.

President Gemma Butler’s prize to the Men. 1st Pat Gleeson (16) 38pts. 2nd Tommy Hogan (12) 38pts. Gross: Billy Donlon 31pts. 3rd Peter Swanepoel (18) 38pts., 4th Sean Stone (80 36pts.

Offaly Hurlers.  President Declan Hanniffy’s Prize. Coolderry proved to be the form team on the day with Noel Lyons, Des Dooley, Brian Doyle and Flan Lyons scoring 114 pts. Special mention must go to Flan who played great golf off a 9 handicap.  In second place with 109 pts. were Carrig and Riverstown represnted by Liam O’Brien, Jim Cashen, Padraig Freeman and Denis Hoctor who relegated Seir Kierans into 3rd place also on 109pts on a count back. Seir Kierans lined out with Seamas Coakley,Seanie Bergin, Brendan Coughlan and Christy Purcell.

Inter Club

Congratulations to the O’Moore Cup team on winning their match v Mountrath on Sunday. The team under managers Brian Gunan and Liam Delaney was: at home: Liam Coughlan, Miley Nolan and Coleman Loughnane. Away were: Pat Scully, Seamas Coakley, Eamonn Moore and Brendan O’Carroll.

Also to the Shield team who defeated Castlebarna on Saturday under managers Tom King and Alan Naylor. At home were; Thady Clancy and Ollie Nolan. Away were: Christy McGarry,Peter Hoare and Daryl Lowry.

Best of luck to the Provincial Town’s team who play The Heritage  next Saturday at 4pm. The team under managers Seamas Breen and Tony McTague is: (Home) Pat Madden, Brendan Hoare, Andy Masterson and John Irwin.  Away are: PJ Lowry, Pat Doyle, Tomas Moylan, Christy Purcell and Matt Feenane

Kevin McGrath professional coaching

PGA Professional Kevin McGrath recently launched a new website 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.

Ladies’ golf

Presidents Prize to the Members. President Tony McTague’s Prize to the Ladies and Lady President Gemma Butler’s Prize to the Men took place on Sunday, 29th May.  Congratulations to both Presidents for their very generous sponsorship and their contribution to the club.  All outstanding prizes were also presented on Sunday evening to a packed house – well done and congratulations to all the prizewinners:-

Mr. Presidents to the Ladies. 1st Prize Lady President Gemma Butler 72 Net 2nd PrizeBernadette McTague 72 Net Gross Patrice Delaney 76 Gross 3rd Prize Kathleen Doorley 73 Net 4th Prize Ann B. Kenny 74 Net.

Glenn Eagles.12/05/11 1st Emer hanniffy, Roma Gilmartin.and Teresa Feely.  30.9  2nd Peg Monahan, Aileen Watkins and Aileen Anderson 32.8 3rd Patsy Burke, Majella Duffy, Colette O’Brien and Bernie McTague 33.3.

26/05/11. Rita Enright, Colette O’Brien and Tereas Feely 31.4. 2nd Roma Gilmartin, Aileen Watkins, Valerie Coleman and Mary McGee 32.3. 3rd Emer Hanniffy, Majella Duffy and Patt Grogan 33.8.

Presidents’ Mixed Scramble. The very popular Presidents’ Mixed Scramble continues each Monday evening from 5.00 p.m.

Club Mini-Classic. The second Mini-Classic takes place on the upcoming bank holiday weekend  5th and 6th June.  An ideal opportunity to invite your golfing friends from the surrounding clubs to play in the Glenns.  Your support much appreciated.

A.A. Team News. As promised we hope to keep you up to date on upcoming fixtures in the A.A. Club Matches.

The Junior Foursomes secured a superb win over Moate  in Portarlington on Wednesday 25th May. Team Captain Mary Ryan was delighted with the performance of Mary Grennan/Mary Sullivan, Evelyn Lynch/Kathleen Doorley, Annette Kenny/Lady Capt Rita Delaney.   They will be playing Abbeyleix in the quarter final at a later date.

The Challenge Cup team play Tullamore in Mount Temple on Monday 30th May – Team Captain Liz Pardy results next week.

The Junior Cup Team were beaten by a stronger Abbeyleix on the day last Monday 23rd in Roscrea with Anne Frawley taking charge.  Thanks to all team members for giving their time and commitment to this team.

The Diageo Mixed Team played the first round against Mount Temple on last Saturday 28th May with the Presidents Tony and Gemma in charge. 3 pairs away and 4 at home unfortunately we were second on the day with Mount Temple taking the last match in Birr to secure a win.  Thanks to all members for playing and giving their time to this team over the past few weeks.

The Irish Mixed Foursomes next round against The Heritage has been fixed for Wednesday the 1st June with 3 pairs away and 2 at home. Best of luck to this team and hope they do the business on the day against a fancied Heritage team.


Deepest sympathy is extended to Seamas Barnes and his family on the death of his sister Patsy Jackson in Manchester last week.