The new President was elected, Mr Frankie Dolan who expressed his pride at being asked to take such a prestigious post.
The 101st Annual General Meeting of the joint Club took place on Sunday last with a very moving speech from outgoing President Martin Taylor, a year of contrasts, citing the sad death of Dan Maguire and Liam Quigley, a very comprehensive sum-up of a very interesting Centenary Year and heartfelt thanks to everyone at the club who had made themselves available and had given something of themselves to the club in a voluntary capacity. The hard work of Hugh John and Finbar were also mentioned and the splendid condition of our course is a reflection of their dedication and expertise. The two outgoing Captains Gerry Kelly and Rosin Kerr were praised along with the Centenary Committee for marking the year in such splendid fashion. Reports were then heard from the Treasurer Donal O’Reilly and Secretary Paddy McKeown. The new President was elected, Mr Frankie Dolan who expressed his pride at being asked to take such a prestigious post. He stated he would endeavour to do his very best for the club as the outgoing President had done. Paddy McKeown agreed to stay on as Secretary so too did Donal O’Reilly as Treasurer. The elected Committee Members are Roisin Kerr, Anne McCarthy, Maureen Lynch, Kathleen Leonard, Paul Fitzpatrick, Phil McCrystal, George Rice and Mike Keane. They will serve alongside Captain Paul Jenkins, Vice-Captain Gerry Traynor, Lady Captain Brid Finlay and Vice-Captain Rosita McCabe. There was one proposal that players over 80 years old receive a reduction on their subscription which was unanimously passed. The Treasurer informed the members that all Subscriptions must be paid by either Direct Debit or in full by March 31st. A list of members will be displayed in the clubhouse as per section 10.7 of the Constitution. The meeting concluded and the assembled members took turns to congratulate the outgoing President Martin Taylor on his wonderful tenure and welcomed the incoming President Frankie Dolan and wished him a very successful term in office.
The Winners of last weeks 14 hole Voucher Competition are,
Category 1 (0 – 13) Leo Herbert (34pts)
Category 2 (14 – 20) Frankie Dolan (36pts)
Category 3 (20 + ) Terry Lennon (35pts)
The ladies Winter League has concluded so now ladies you get on with Christmas shopping etc! Winners from early on in the running were Team 5 so well done to Noirin McKenna, Elaine Hamilton, Lady Captain Brid Finlay, Mary O’Toole, Eileen Kerr and Veronica McGorman with 349. Team 4 snatched 2nd place from team 2 in the final week with a fabulous 19 from Vera Tighe, 16 from Doli Maguire and 14 from Geraldine Fitzpatrick. (335) Team 2 finished on 331 with scores from Mary Trant 14, Noeleen McCague 16 and Anne Wrafter 13. Team 3 scraped into 4th place on 309 with 16 from Una O’Reilly, and 14 from Bridie Keenan and Rosita McCabe. Team 1 finished on 308 pipped by 1 point with scores from Ann Keating 9, Kathleen Leonard 15 and Martha O’Grady 17. The presentation of the hampers and other goodies will take place in the clubhouse on Thursday 12th of December at 8pm. Nibbles will be served and the place looks very festive thanks to Lady Captain Brid and her trusty elves who put up the tree and trimmings.
The letters drawn on 2nd December were PITE, winner of the 7,300 jackpot was Greta Coyle C/O McGinn’s Newbliss. The 5 lucky dippers were Josie Curran Clones, Hugo Maguire, Clonmore, Rory Dunne Redhills, Carmel Corley Smithboro and Gussie McGorman Smithboro.
The Annual General Meeting of the Joint Club takes place this Sunday 8th Dec at 5pm. You are asked to please attend so that you may have a say in the running of the Club for the coming year. Remember the men’s club proposed in 2011 that future AGMs be notified by the web site, newspapers and notices in the clubhouse so please make sure everyone is aware of the meeting as no individual letters are being despatched.
Ladies please come along to the clubhouse on Friday at 8pm to assist Lady Captain Brid Finlay put up the Christmas tree and all the trimmings! It’s Christmas!!!
This is it ladies the last week of our league finishing on Saturday 7th December. Team 5 had another good week taking them to 302 with scores from Noirin McKenna 17, Elaine Hamilton 14 and Veronica McGorman 17. Winners all right! Currently in 2nd are Team 2 on 288 Mary Trant 15, Joy Cassidy and Noeleen McCague both 17. Team 4 are 3rd on 286 well done newbie Roberta Hamilton 15, Roisin Kerr 16 and Geraldine Fitzpatrick also 16. Team 1 are 4th with 267 Ann Keating 15, Kathleen Leonard 17 and Martha O’Grady 15. Team 3 are 5th at the moment (it could all change in the last week!) on 265 Rosita McCabe 14, Anne McCarthy 15 and Celeste McKiernan 14. Once again a huge thank you to Anne McCarthy for organising our league, to Lady Captain Brid Finlay and her trusty shoppers for the hampers and goodies which will be presented on Thursday 12th of December at 8pm in the clubhouse.
We would like to extend our good wishes to our New Captain Mr Paul Jenkins and to his Vice Captain Mr Gerry Traynor who took over at the helm of the Men’s Club on Sunday last. Following on from the election of Captain and Vice-Captain the following are the committee who were elected to assist, Secretary-Mr Kevin Hickey, Competition Sec. Mr Pat
Connolly, Treasurer-Mr Pauric Geoghegan, Handicap Sec. Mr Pat Fee The six other elected committee members are, Niall Murphy, Martin Carey, Joe Smith, Leslie McConkey, Melvin Brogan, and Frankie Dolan. On behalf of the Men’s Committee we would like to convey our best wishes for the coming year to Brid Finlay, the new Lady Captain and to her Vice Captain, Rosita McCabe.
The winners of the category prizes in last week’s Voucher Competition were, Category 1 (0 -14) Leo Herbert (34pts), Category 2 (15 -19) Stephen Cochrane (37pts) Category 3 (20 + ) Melvin Brogan (32 pts)