Birr Golf Club Development Classic

On Saturday 30th July, Sunday 31st July and Monday 1st August we are holding our 7th Annual Development Classic.

Since the completion of our development in 2009 our new course has been much appreciated by club members and visitors alike and we look forward to maintaining an improving where possible the course in the coming year.

On behalf of the management committee, we thank you in advance and hope you can support the classic over the bank holiday weekend. In the financial times we find ourselves in, it is imperative that all members get behind this fund raising venture and give your heartiest support. It is an opportunity to invite relations and friends from other clubs to play our beautiful course. This in turn will multiply numbers playing and therefore, benefit all.

Cost per team for this year’s classic is €120 which includes burgers and refreshments on the 11th Tee. Full catering is also available in our Glenn’s Restaurant all day. The cost to sponsor a hole or tee is €50, should you wish to advertise your business / company over the three days. The timesheets are posted in the Clubhouse for the three days and if you wish to sponsor / advertise please contact the Club. We thank you for your continued loyalty and support.

For your diary

Thurs.14 July. 10.15  Seniors.

Sat. 16 July. Societies.

Sat./Sun. 16/17 July Open 2 ball.  Sponsored by Hugo Loonam Motors, Cloghan.All welcome.

Mon.18 July 10.00 Juniors. Also McGarry Cup.

Tues.19 July. Open Tuesday. All welcome.

Sun. 23 July. Lady Captain Rita Delaney’s Day.

Kenny Cup. Ongoing. All matches to be played by Sat. 23rd July

Hi/Lo  Draw for match play on Thurs.14th. at 8pm.



Seniors. 1st Denis Duffy Tom Nestor Paddy Byrne 44; 2nd Tom Wright Gay Claffey Seamas Coakley 45.

Captain’s Medal. 1st John Connell (11) 64 nett. 2nd Joe Rowland (14) 65 nett. Gross:Declan Gath 75 gross. 3rd John Irwin (10) 68 nett.

Open Tuesday. 1st Darragh Kennedy (16) 40pts. 2nd John Dwyer(4) 36pts. Gross: Conor Stone 30. 3rd Barry Davis (5) 33 pts.

Presidents’ Mixed.  1st Billy McGarry Margo Regan Teresa Feely 24.6. 2nd Dick Johnston Gail Kelly Bernadette Coughlan 26. 3rd Aileen Anderson Ita Cavanagh Christy McGarry 27.5.



Jimmy Green Trophy. 1st Darragh Kennedy 36pts. 2nd Sean Stone 36pts 3rd Conor Nolan 36pts.

Girls. 1st Leanne Hogan 2nd Aimee Carroll. Boys. 1st Kevin O’Keeffe. 2nd Sean Lowry.


Inter Club

Well done to the Tudenham Cup team under managers Brendan Hogan and Tom Rigney who had a splendid win over Moyvalley by 3/2. . The team was: At home: Brendan Hogan/John Dwyer, Tony McCormack/Gavin Young and Bernard Kennedy.Simon Hogan. Away were: Tom Rigney/Kevin McNamara and  Roddy Molloy/Pat Maher.

In the next round they play the winners of Mullingar/Moate.



Ladies’ golf

Lancóme Competition. The Lancome 18 Hole continues on this Wednesday 13th July sponsored by Lancóme.   Draws at the usual times on Wednesday.

Open Weekend. On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th we have an Open two day event – Team of two – any combination very kindly sponsored by Hugo Loonam Motors Cloghan.   An ideal opportunity to invite members from other clubs to play in the Glenns.   Timesheet is now posted for your entries.

Lady Captain’s Prize. With only two weeks to go to Lady Captain Rita Delaney’s Day, plans are now at an advanced stage with Rita and her committee working hard behind the scenes to ensure this is a wonderful weekend of golf and loads of fun for all. Keep in mind the requirement of the three cards to be eligible and a list is now posted for your attention.  Lists are also available for competition entry and also for the Lady Captain’s Dinner on the 23rd.   There will be a 9 Hole Competition for beginner Ladies and this list is also posted for entries.   Draw for playing partners takes place on Wednesday, 20th July so please have your name down prior to this.   The ‘Bookies’ Mr. Vice-Captain Seamie Breen and Mr. Bernard Kennedy will be on hand to man the book and lighten the purses!   There will be a 9 hole competition on the Wednesday evening so set the tone and there will also be presentation of all ladies outstanding prizes on the night.   So all in all a very busy schedule leading up to Rita’s day.

A.A. Team News. The Senior Foursomes Semi-Final takes place in Tullamore on 11th July against The Heath.   The team of Lady President Gemma Butler/Martina O’Brien, Anne Kenny/Ann Frawley, Mairéad McIntyre/Vera Smyth and Susan Reidy and Emer Hanniffy are anticipating a very competitive match.   Best of luck girls on the day and to Team Captain Ann McIntyre and Yvonne Boland.