Revved up Austin Clocks ’40′

How well does an Austin drive? Obviously very well, as Austin Curran proved last week. Austin had a stupendous 40 points over the 14 holes to claim the weekly winners’ prize in the Winter League. Even though we are playing a slightly shortened course, it is still a great score. Many of us lesser mortals would be delighted with 40 points over the 18 holes! Well done Austin.

Fixture List Published

The fixture list for Clones Golf Club is now available for 2012. You can pick up a copy in the clubhouse (pale blue) or view it on our web page at using the drop down under competitions and news to see the relevant diaries. Also did you know that if you click on the photographs in the “Picture Gallery” using the drop down “about” it’ll tell you who the photo is of!

Play in Honour of Lady Captain

Ladies you are invited to play a 9 hole stableford repeater for just €3 (to run alongside our league) to honour Lady Captain Veronica McGorman who will hit the ceremonial ball on Saturday at 4.30pm to officially mark her year in office. The ladies club wish Veronica a very happy year and also send best wishes to Captain Sean Bonner. There will be music and nibbles after the drive in so don’t rush off!

Ladies Spring League

Week 2 results-Team 3 is maintaining the lead all be it by a small margin of 1 point! They are now on 107 points with scores from Ann Keating 17, Brid Finlay 18 and Doli Maguire 18. Team 4 had a fabulous week now on 106 with scores from Rosita McCabe 16, Geraldine Fitzpatrick 16 and a fandabidosey 20 points from Noirin McKenna. Just 1 further point back on 105 is Team 1 with scores from Mary Trant 17, Anne McCarthy 18 and Helen Connolly 18. Team 5 are lying 4th on 101 with scores from Elaine Hamilton 18, Noeleen McCague 17 and Martha O’Grady 17. Team 2 remain in 5th place with scores from Lynn Whelan 14, Joy Cassidy 17 and Irene McConkey 15.   

Fabulous Scores in Week 3

Hot off the press are Week 3 results and despite a humdinger of a 23 points from Mary Trant this week, Team 3 still maintain their lead on 165 as Ann Keating battled to get a massive 22 points, Geraldine Igoe 19 and Beatrice Crudden 17. Just 2 points back moving up a place into 2nd are Team 1 on 163 with 23 points from Mary Trant, 17 from Anne McCarthy and 18 from Helen Connolly. Team 4 slip into 3rd place on 161 with again great scores from Vera Tighe 18, Lady Captain Veronica McGorman 18 and Noirin McKenna 19. Team 5 in 4th now have 154 points with a great 20 points from Elaine Hamilton, 17 from Irene Rooney and 16 from Martha O’Grady. Team 2 are battling valiantly to get up the leader board and stand on 134 points with scores from Lynn Whelan 15, Teresa Hanawin 13 and Irene McConkey 13. Week 4 is now well under way and it’s very exciting as there are only 2 full weeks left after this week. It could all change at the top!

Alpha Bet

The letters drawn on Monday the 20th of February would nearly drive you to drink! They were PUBG! There were no winners of the 2,800 jackpot which now rolls over to 2,900. The 5 lucky dippers each winning 20 were Roger Carey Scotshouse, Holly Jenkins Clonfad, John Duffy Clones, Tommy Reilly Stag Inn and Leanne Rice Lisnaskea Well done to them! Draw every Monday night in the clubhouse tickets one euro or one pound and you win the corresponding currency. Special Offer 6 tickets for a fiver!

“Funtastic” Quiz

A very enjoyable evening was had by all who attended the Fun Quiz on Saturday evening in the clubhouse ably organised by Leslie McConkey and question master Ollie McLoughlin. Thanks also to the promoter of the event Ivor Lendrum who obviously did a good job as we had 14 tables! There was a great range of questions ranging from nursery rhyme details to politics, something for everyone and after 10 rounds the victors were Team 11 with 86 points, well done to our Secretary Paddy McKeown (we said you were bright!), Jimmy & Emer McGeough and Colm McCormac. In 2nd place was Team 1 with 84 points Eddie & Marie Sherry, Anthony McGonnigal and Deirdre McGuigan and in 3rd place was Team 12 with 82 points with the Hickey family (Kevin, Anne-Marie and Conor) and Captain Sean Bonner. Well done to everyone and a big thank you to all who came to support the event. Thanks also to Teresa Hanawin for her kind donation to the evening and to Tamara McConkey and Pat Fee the adjudicators and scorers. Captain Sean Bonner thanked the assembled crowd for their attendances and also Ollie for his great questions a really enjoyable evening.