Chipping and Putting for Clones Ladies

Ladies who are struggling with their chipping and putting are invited to come along to the course on Saturday 21st of March at 4pm and see if Professional Gavin Byrne (from Raddison Cavan) can sort out the problem! There will be a group session then individual tuition if required. Stay a while after for the Trad Music Session too!

Open Weekend Success

The weather was kind and the May weekend Open competition was well
supported in a bid to claim one of the fabulous prizes on offer. Tables, lamps, crockery and crystal from Rossmore furniture selected by the discerning eye of Brid and Bridie. We had visitors from Donegal, Cloverhill, Crawley UK, Glencullen, Belturbet, Lurgan, Stillorgan, Carton House, Cavan, Fivemiletown and Sillogue. The winner of the men’s competition with 44 points was Barry Gardner from Cavan, 2nd Gerry O’Reilly Snr with 43 points and 3rd Seamus McKiernan 42 points. The ladies winner was Mary Trant 37 points, 2nd Lady Captain Roisin Kerr 36 and 3rd Doli Maguire 33 points. Well done to the winners and thank you to everyone who took part. A huge thank you to Finbar and Hugh John the course is in magnificent shape.

Cavan / Monaghan Alliance.

The Captain and President represented the club at the A.G.M. of the Cavan/ Monaghan Alliance in Belturbet on Friday evening last. In his report the Secretary,Fergus Lane, stressed the difficulties he had encountered in communicating with clubs during the year and “sometimes thought that people were deliberately trying to avoid contact”.  He also felt that this problem had more to do with communication within clubs as between the clubs and theAlliance.  There was full agreement that this must be tackled and all delegates attending undertook to rectify the situation within their own clubs. Clones, under the direction of our Captain will be doing so immediately.  He is determined to ensure that all information will be communicated to the relevant people and they, in turn, will be expected to carry out their duties accordingly. Fergus also stated, “after a lot of manoeuvring and quite a few hiccups all but one of the cups and trophies were decided” All of the one day events were extremely successful and well organised as was the Alliance Shield but there appeared to be a lack of interest in the others. As a result it was agreed to abandon the Treacy Cup and the Howell Cup for this year.  After intervention from Clones the Norman Cinnamon Cup was given a reprieve for another year in the hope that interest might be revived and participation improved.  The alliance Cup will be held in Clones this year on a date to be arranged.


The Captain, Gerard, outlined the Clones program of events for the Centenary year and was given a great reception.  The club will indeed have the support of our friends in theAllianceduring this historic year of 2013.