Kilmore GAA Golf Society

Society Background.
At the 2012 Kilmore GAA AGM a motion was passed asking that the club form a Golf Society. Subsequent to that one outing was held to test the level of interest. Following this it was agreed to affiliate the society annually.
Result of 1st Outing of 2015
1st Des Caslin 2nd Jimmy Connellan, 3rd Pat King 4th Jamie Sharkey
Longest Drive Alan Ffrench
Nearest The Pin Liam Gillespie.
Our next outing is 2/5/2015 to Esker Hills. New members welcome. Contact Gary Vesey 086-8986340 or Alan Ffrench 087-2573454 for more details.
First Golf Society outing of 2015 takes place on Saturday the 21st of March 2015. This will take place in Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh with the first group out at 12pm. Fee is €45 and includes tea/coffee on arrival, golf and dinner. Anyone going contact Gary Vesey 0868986340.
Final Outing Strandhill Dec 29th 2014.
26 players took part
Winner; P J Sharkey, R Up Jamie Sharkey, Visitors Prize Kevin McLoughlan. Other winners were not present.
It was announced by Captain Gary Vesey that Jamie Sharkey was the winner of our GOY and Alan Ffrench is the incoming Captain for 2015. The Society was honored to have the Captain of Carrick on Shannon Golf Club Eamonn McGirl present as one of our Guests.
Captains Outing
Our next outing is our Captain Gary Vesey's Day in Headford on Ssunday October 12th. Full details will be posted later.
Winner Alan Ffrench 33pts, 2nd Jimmie Connellan 31 pts, 3rd Denis Flynn 30 pts, Nearest Pin Pat Connellan, Ladies Long Drive Mary King, Gents Long Drive Andy Connellan.
A very good day was had by all in glorious weather conditions.
Kilmore GAA 5 in 1 Golf Classic Friday 22nd/Saturday August 23rd.
Individual Ladies; winner Geraldine Farry, R.up Ann Campbell.
Individual Men; Derek Nolan, R.up Seamus Sweeney
Team winners; Des Caslin, Paddy Dillon, Phillip Martin and Tommie Kenoy
R.up; Teresa Kenoy, Olivia Reynolds, Brian Oates and Martin Dou.
3rd; team captained by Seamus Sweeney.
Long Drive Ladies; Geraldine Farry
Long Drive Gents; Dylan Beirne.
Nearest Pin; Carmel Stritch.
Presentations took place in the Kilmore Inn on Sat night 23rd.
To enter ring or text Tommie Kenoy at 087 7669017. Golfers may enter on their own or in a 4 ball. If entering on your own the club will slot you into a 4 ball.
Food is not included in the entry fee but it will be available on the club house menu for those who wish to avail.
See Carrick on Shannon Golf Club Web Site for time sheet details.
Glasson July 4th
Winner John Crowe, 32 pts, 2nd Jamie Sharkey 32pts, 3rd Tommie Kenoy 30th pts. Longest Drive Gents J P Carney; Ladies Teresa Kenoy; Nearest Pin Sheila Carney. Visitors Prize Liam Gillespey.
Our next outing will be to Glasson on Friday July 4th. Text messages have been issued regarding availability. Members are asked to please reply to this in order to ease arrangements for tee times. 
Golfer of the Year Table 2014. (See Rule 9 below re allocation of points for this competition)
Jamie Sharkey 26 pts
Alan Ffrench 20 pts
Jimmy Connellan 18 pts
Andy Connellan 16 pts
Pat King 16 pts
John Crowe 12 pts
Tommie Kenoy 12 pts
Paddy Dillon 12 pts
Teresa Kenoy 10 pts
P J Carroll 10 pts
P J Sharkey `10 pts
Denis Flynn 8 pts
Doloras Mulvey 8 pts
Sheila Carney 8pts
J P Carney 8pts
Gary Vesey 8pts
Mary King 8 pts
Pat Connellan 8 pts
Andrew Creighton 6pts
Des Caslin 2pts
New Forest Outing.
The new Forest outing was a very enjoyable occasion apart from a tunderstorm that passed close by. The Gents winner was Paddy Dillon, 2nd Jimmy Connellan, 3rd andy Connellan, 4th Pat King, 5th Jamie Sharkey, 6th P J Sharkey. Ladies winner Teresa Kenoy.
The draw for our annual matchplay event was postponed until our next outing in Glasson on July 4th.
Next Outing
Bookings are now invited for our New Forest outing on Saturday June 7th. Tee times will be texted to members on Thursday June 5th. Cost €40 inc Golf and Dinner.
The draw for the Ladies and Mens matchplay competitions will take place after this outing. Those not travelling to New Forest and interested in being included in the draw are asked to contact Captain Gary Vesey, 086 8986340 to ensure inclusion.
Remaining outings;
Sat June 7th New Forest.
Fri July 4th Glasson.
Fri/Sat Aug 22/23rd Club Classic, Carrick.
Sun October 12th Headford New Course (Captains outing)
Mon Dec 29th Strandhill.
Farnham outing had to be cancelled due to 9 holes closed - flooding.
Next Outing.
Out next outing takes place in Farnham Estate Golf Club, Co Cavan, on Sunday May 11th -first tee time 11am. 15 members are booked to play.
Captain; Gary Vesey
Membership (€20) ; To join ring Gary Vesey at 0868986340
Gary Vesey, Tommie Kenoy, Alan Ffrench, J P Carney, P J Sharkey, Jamie Sharkey, Des Caslin, Jim King, Pat King, Mary King, Jimmy Connellan, Denis Flynn, Paddy Dillon, Doloras Mulvey, Pat Connellan, Renee Dolan, P J Carroll.
Match Play Competitions 2014. The draws will take place at our outing in July. To be included golfers must be Society members.
Next Outing.
Farnham Estate on the week end of May 10/11th
2014 AGM and Presentation of Prizes.
The AGM and presentation of prizes will take place in the Silver Eel in January 2014 on a date and at a time to be decided. GOY and Ladies and Gents Match play prizes will be presented.
Appoint 2014 Capt, Chairman,Treasurer, Secretary.
Amend Rules as may be proposed.
Select dates/ venues for 2014 outings.
Presentation of prizes GOY, Ladies Matchplay, Men's Matchplay.
Finger Food and raffle.
2013 Officers
Captain, Tommie Kenoy, Secretary, Alan Ffrench,Treasurer, Gary Vesey, Committee Chairman, Brian Carroll.
2013 Paid up Members,(€20).
1.Tommie Kenoy, 2.Teresa Kenoy, 3.Oliver Carroll, 4.Joe McNiff, 5.Brian Carroll, 6.Aiden Carney, 7.Sheila Carney, 8.J.P Carney, 9.Andy Connellan, 10John Crowe, 11.Colin Hanly, 12.Jim King, 13.Mary King, 14.Pat King,15. Olivia Reynolds, 16.Gary Vesey, 17.Paddy Dillon, 18.Alan Ffrench, 19.Harry Reynolds, 20.Andrew Creighton, 21.P J Sharkey, 22.Jamie Sharkey, 23.Adrian Beirne, 24.Anthony Carroll, 25.Des Caslin, 26.P J Carroll, 27 Denis Flynn, 28. Pat Connellan, 29. Doloras Mulvey, 30. Renee Dolan.
To join contact Tommie Kenoy at 087 7669017.
Strandhill Outing
1st Tommie Kenoy, (32pts B9 17)),2nd Andrew Creighton, (32 pts B9 15), 3rd Gary Vesey (31pts BB 9), 4th Pat King 31 pts, Visitor Mick King (42 pts), N.Pin Mary King. (19 ins) L Drive Tommie Kenoy, Ladies Visitor Doloras Mulvey (35 Pts). Spot Prizes Teresa Kenoy, Sheila Carney, P J Sharkey, J P Carney.
As agreed among the members in Glasson during our last outing our next outing will take place in Strandhill on Monday December 30th. The tee has been booked from 10.40am to 11.50am This outing will count for GOY.
We have negotiated a special rate of €35 which will include Tea/Coffee and scones on arrival followed by the round of golf and then a hot meal with 2 choices of menu and the presentations. All are welcome, members and visitors alike. Apologies to 087 7669017. Visitors need to notify us at same mobile of intention to play in advance. Tee times will issue Sat/Sun 28th/29th. 
Prizes; 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Ladies Prize, Nearest Pin, Long Drive, Visitor.
Glasson; Friday Sept 27th 11.30am
Winner; John Crowe, (38 pts),2nd Adrian Beirne,(36pts) 3rd Tommie Kenoy, (35 pts), Ladies Sheila Carney, Long Drive Andy Connellan, Nearest Pin P J Sharkey,Guest winner Michael Sharkey, (39 pts).
 P J Sharkey Captains Roscommon to Success
Society member and sponsor of our Match play competitions, P J Sharkey, had the honour of captaining Roscommon Golfers to success over Leitrim in the annual Sam Beag competition played in Carrick on Shannon Golf Club on Sunday Sept 29th. Roscommon romped to victory over their arch rivals by a whopping 50pts.
9 other members of our Society were members of the successful Roscommon team; Alan Ffrench, Pat King, Andy Connellan, Gary Vesey, Harry Reynolds, Olivia Reynolds, Sheila Carney, Teresa Kenoy, Tommie Kenoy.
This result puts Roscommon ahead 3 wins to 2 over the five years of the competition.
Men's and Ladies Matchplay competitions.
This competition will be sponsored by P J Sharkey. 
All games in Carrick on Shannon Golf club
1st rounds must be played before August 15th. In the case of games not played where neither player concedes, both names will be put in a hat and the name drawn will go forward to next round.When a game is played please text result to Tommie at 087 7669017.Results will be posted below.
Quarter Finals must be played before Sept 15th,
Semi finals must be played before October 13th
Finals must be played before November 3rd.
Winner must text result to 087 7669017.
1.Teresa Kenoy v Sheila Carney; winner Sheila Carney.
2. Olivia Reynolds v Mary King; winner Mary King.
Final fixed for Monday Sept 23rd ; Sheila Carney v Mary King.
Winner;Mary King
Runner up; Sheila Carney
Prelim round 
A/John Crowe v J P Carney; winner John Crowe
Round 1
1.John Crowe v P J Sharkey; winner John Crowe.
2.Andy Connellan v Pat King; winner Pat King
3.Alan Ffrench v Andrew Creighton; winner Alan Ffrench
4.Jamie Sharkey v Jim King; winner Jamie Sharkey
5.Paddy Dillon v Oliver Carroll; winner Paddy Dillon.
6.Adrian Beirne v Gary Vesey; winner Adrian Beirne
7.Tommie Kenoy v Aiden Carney; winner Tommie Kenoy.
8. Colin Hanly v Harry Reynolds; winner Harry Reynolds
Quarter Finals;
These matches must be played before Sept 15th.
A/John Crowe v Pat King. winner Pat King
B/Alan Ffrench v Jamie Sharkey.winner Jamie Sharkey
C/Paddy Dillon v Adrian Beirne. winner Adrian Beirne. 
D/Tommie Kenoy v Harry Reynolds. winner Tommie Kenoy
Semi finals.These games must be played before Sun Oct 13th.
A. Pat King v Jamie Sharkey
B. Adrian Beirne v Tommie Kenoy. winner Adrian Beirne
Winner a v Adrian Beirne.
Golfer of the Year.
The Society will have a Golfer of the Year competition. Outing winners will get 12 points, runner up 10 points, 3rd 8 points, 4th 6 points, Nearest pin 8 points, Long Drive 8pts.
In the match play G.O.Y. points will be awarded as follows; winner 12, r-up 10, semi finalists 8 each, Q.finalists 6 each.
Current GOY Table.
Name.                     Points
Tommie Kenoy        36
Adrian Beirne          30
Andy Connellan       28
John Crowe             24
Mary King                22
Pat King                  20
Jamie Sharkey         18
Alan Ffrench           18
Paddy Dillon            14
Sheila Carney           12
Teresa Kenoy            8
Olivia Reynolds         8
Jim King                   8
Harry Reynolds          6
This table reflects results in Carrick, Slieve Russell, Glasson and Strandhill plus current standing in Match Play. the only outstanding results now are the final matchplay games.
It's all down to Strandhill now with Adrian Beirne having the advantage of extra points if he wins the match play. But points are also available for the first four places in Strandhill as well as for nearest the pin and the long drive. That means we have at least six realistic contenders.

Kilmore GAA Golf Society

Rules and Regulations

1.      The Society shall conform with the Rules of Golf.

2.      The Society shall affiliate annually to GUI and shall abide by its rules and regulations.

3.      The Annual Membership fee shall be €20 for a full playing member and €5 for a non playing member.

4.      The Society Committee shall be; the Captain, Vice Capt, GAA Club Chairman, GAA Club Treasurer.

5.      The GAA Club Treasurer shall be responsible for the Societies finances and shall present a report to the Societies AGM

6.      The outgoing Capt shall elect the incoming Capt annually. The captain shall be exempt membership fee for his/her year in office.

7.      There shall be annual Gents and Ladies Match play competitions among members

which shall be played in Carrick on Shannon course.The gent’s competition shall be played off the white tees.

8.      A draw shall be made for these competitions and dates for the playing of each round will be set. Where a match is not played within the specified dates and neither party concedes, the two players names shall be put in a hat and the name drawn shall advance to the next round. Where a match is fixed and one party fails to turn up, without valid excuse, the other party will be awarded the match. 

9.      A Golfer of the Year shall be awarded annually. Outing winners will get 12 points, runner up 10 pts, 3rd 8 points, 4th 6 pts.

10.  The Captain will choose the course for his/her outing.

11.  The GAA Club Chairperson will choose the course for his/her outing.

12.  The Society Committee will choose courses for other outings.

13.  An Annual General Meeting shall be held each year. It may amend these rules by way of proposal from the floor and shall review activities for the year past and plan for the year ahead.

14.  A social event will be held each year on the same date as the Society AGM at which the GOY will be announced. Prizes will be presented to the GOY winner and to the winners of the Gents and Ladies match play competition.

15.  All other prizes will be presented immediately after the outing.

16.  Visitors and Beginners shall be allowed participate in Society outings but may not win the main prizes.

17.  Where a beginner or visitor attends an outing and does not have an official handicap the Society shall issue handicaps as follows; where the player is a member of another Society that Societies handicap shall apply. Where the player has no handicap a gent shall play off 24 and a lady off 28.

18.  Outing winners shall be deducted 1.5 shots.

19.Where appropriate there shall be a special Visitors Prize and a special Beginners Prize.

2013 Archive Material.
Kilmore GAA Annual Golf Classic on August 16th, 17th in Carrick on Shannon Golf club.3 ball rumble format and entry feewill be €25 per player/€75 per team.The committee in charge is Gary Vesey (086 8986340), Tommie Kenoy 087 7669017,Teresa Kenoy 087 9877814, Brian Carroll 087 2420896, Harry Reynolds 086 8369164 and Alan Ffrench 087 2573454.OurTeeTimes in Carrick Golf Club are Friday 15.30 to 17.00. Saturday 8.00 to 9.30, 10.30 to 11.30 and 13.00 to 15.00. Book a tee time by ringing Gary at the number above.Refreshments; will be supplied at the 10th tee on Saturday. A Goodie Bag will be provided to those playing on Friday.Presentations; a Presentation Night will be held in the Kilmore Inn at 9pm on the night of the Classic. There will be music, food and presentation of prizes. All Society and GAA club members are urged to join in the fun.Also lots of spot prizes and a raffle.Prizes. The winning team will receive 3 state of the art Golf Buddies valued at €200 each. Other prizes will include golf wear, golf balls, green fees to top courses and organic baskets. There will be a Special Prize for Lady only teams.Pat King's team was the winner of the Classic. Captains Day Sunday July 14th in the Slieve Russell.Winner Jamie Sharkey, 40 pts2nd Alan Ffrench,30 pts3rd Andy Connellan, 29 pts.
Winning team 46 pts.Oliver Carroll, Alan Ffrench, Jamie Sharkey.
Paddy Dillon.Nearest Pin 4 ft 6 inches.
Insomniacs Golf Outing.31 golfers entered and 27 turned up. Well done all who did. Winner Andy Connellan with 42 points, 2nd Adrian Beirne 33 points, 3rd Jim King 31 points, nearest pin Michael Sharkey, Beginner James Jameson, Guest Kevin Glynn.
Breakfast was sponsored by the Gathering Committee and the event proved a great launch for our Gathering Weekend.
Our next event will be an Insomniacs Golf outing in Carrick on Shannon Golf Club held in conjunction with the Aughrim/Kilmore Gathering Committee. This golf game will be the first event in the parish's Gathering weekend June 14th/15th/16th. We thank the Aughrim/Kilmore Gathering Committee for joining us in this outing and for part sponsoring the event. Our thanks also to Carrick on Shannon Golf Club for their co operation.
The outing is open to Society members while non members are more than welcome to play as a visitor. Contact Tommie Kenoy at 087 7669017
Tee time will be 6am, assembly at the golf club 5.45am and those wishing to participate must pre book. The golf will be on a shotgun start and play will be mainly in 3 balls but a small number of 2 balls may be needed to accomodate the number of players taking part. The golf will be followed by breakfast and presentation of prizes in the clubhouse. Bring the rain gear because its promised to get wet later in the day.
30 bookings so far. Tommie Kenoy, Gary Vesey,Teresa Kenoy, Harry Reynolds, Olivia Reynolds, Colin Hanly,  Sheila Carney, Aiden Carney, J.P.Carney, Jim King, Mary King, Joe McNiff, Elizabeth Muldowney, Julie Gallagher, Carmel Stritch, Jamie Sharkey, P J Sharkey, Michael Sharkey, Oliver Carroll, Pat King, James Jameson, Paddy Dillon, Rene Dolan, Mickey Flanagan, Adrian Beirne, Andy Connellan, John Crowe, Oliver Curran, Kevin Glynn, Gerard Glynn.
Entry Fee;
Visitors €20.
(Society members who have not already done so already, or those wishing to join, will need to pay their 2013 membership fee of €20 before the event).
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Visitors, Beginner, Nearest Pin (5th). There will be spot prizes for non winners.
All prizes will be sponsored by Teresa and Tommie Kenoy.
and the draw will take on June 14th in Carrick on Shannon clubhouse after the presentation of prizes for the Insomniacs Outing.


Future of Society.

Final Update 26/2/2013.

There has been a 71% response to our circular about the future of the Society. The following are the conclusions.

100% support
1. The Society should affiliate to GUI on a permanent basis.
2. Annual Membership fee €20.
3. Society Committee; Captain, Vice Capt, Club Chairman, Club Treasurer.
4 The outgoing Capt will elect the incoming Capt annually.
5.There will be an annual Gents and Ladies Match play competition among members
   in Carrick on Shannon course. P J Sharkey has agreed to sponsor.
6. The Captain will choose the course for his/her outing.
7. The Club Chairperson will choose the course for his/her outing.
8. The Society Committee will choose courses for other outings.
90% support.
Captain 2013; Tommie Kenoy.
70% support.
Insomniacs Golf 14th June 6am.
11. Outings; 1 will be held in Slieve Russel. Other favoured courses; 3 votes- Glasson; 2 votes each-Rosses Point, Esker Hills, Strandhill; 1 vote each- Mullingar, L Erne, Strokestown, Longford, New Forest.
Update 22/2/2013; happily the level of response to our circular has improved considerably since the last post - we now have 9 responses. Each response so far wants to Society to continue. To those who have not yet responded please do so asap - the final date for responding is now just 3 days away.
Earlier Updates.
We issued circulars to our members last month regarding the future of our Society and have been very disappointed with the response. Only 4 have been returned to date. Unless this improves substantially in the immediate future the society will not be registered with GUI for 2013 and will cease to exist. The FINAL date for return of the circulars has now been set for Saturday February 23rd.
2012 Archive
2012 Members.

Alan Ffrench, Gary Vesey, Jimmy Connellan, John Crowe, Teresa Kenoy, Jim King, Mary King, Pat King, Harry Reynolds, Olivia Reynolds, Noel Sharkey,P J Sharkey, Anthony Carroll, Tommie Kenoy.

Outing Cancelled.Our Strandhill outing was cancelled due to a severe weather alert from Met Eireann who forecast winds of up to 120 klm on the west coast and advised people not to venture out unless the trip was urgent..
Our Next Outing. Our next outing will take place at Strandhill Golf CLub on Friday December 30th at 11am. It has been scheduled during the Christmas period in order to accomodate current and former GAA club members and parishioners living away from home who might be home for Christmas. Bookings will be taken from Dec 17th.
Arrangements For Strandhill.Our Society is booked 11am to 12 noon. We plan to play 8 x 3 balls at 8min intervals = 24 players.
Bookings List.
This bookings list will be updated Daily starting Dec 17th.
1.Paddy Dillon, 2.John Crowe, 3.Colin Hanly, 4.Des Caslin, 5.P J Sharkey, 6.Teresa Kenoy, 7.Tommie Kenoy, 8.Sheila Carney, 9.Declan Carney, 10.John Daly, 11.J.P.Carney, 12 Paul Bell, 13. Oliver Carroll, 14.John Irvine (Guest) 15.Harry Reynolds, 16, Aiden Reynolds, 17. Noel Reynolds, 18. Aiden Carney, 19 Mary King, 20 Jim King 21. Peter Day,(Guest), 22 Gary Vesey 23 Oliver Curran 24.
Apologies from; Marie Leydon, Olivia Reynolds,Pat King, Anthony Carroll, Gary Vesey, Eta King, Noel Sharkey.
Prizes in Strandhill. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Nearest pin, Eagle/Birdie, Guest.No player may win more than one prize.
Handicaps. GUI handicap to apply. In any case where there is no GUI handicap the Society will issue a Society handicap.
Members. The following is our current list of paid up members; 1.Jimmy Connellan, 2.John Crowe, 3.Alan Ffrench, 4.Teresa Kenoy, 5.Tommie Kenoy,  6.Jim King, 7.Mary King,8. Pat King, 9.Harry Reynolds, 10,Olivia Reynolds, 11.Noel Sharkey,12. P J Sharkey, 13.Gary Vesey, 14.Anthony Carroll, 15.Oliver Carroll.
Directions. You will see a signpost for Strandhill on the byepass just before reaching the town boundaries indicating that you should turn left for Strandhill. Alternatively once you enter the town area on the bye pass,go through the 1st roundabout, you will see St Josephs Garden Hill Hospital on the left. Take the next left which is at the 1st set of traffic lights.
How to join; simply ring Tommie Kenoy at 087 7669017 and pay €5.
Society Structure.  
The club has decided that the Societies' funds will be handled at all times by the Club Treasurer. After that it will be up to members to decide what officers the society should have, if an annual meeting should be held, how many events per annum should be organised and what competitions should be held. Once the membership has been established a first general meeting will be held to make those decisions. For 2012 Gary Vesey, Club Treasurer, Alan Ffrench, Club Secretary, Tommie Kenoy and Teresa Kenoy will organise events.
The Society was registered with the GUI on August 29th 2012. Society Rules available to members on request.
Sponsorship; Strandhill Outing is sponsored in full by Teresa and Tommie Kenoy.
Our 1st Outing
12 players played in our first outing in the Slieve Russell Golf Club on Saturday September 29th 2012. The results were as follows; Winner Noel Sharkey 33 pts, 2nd Tommie Kenoy 32 (17 back 9), 3rd Jimmy Connellan 32, Nearest Pin Harry Reynolds, Birdie/Eagle Competition Jim King, Best Beginner Olivia Reynolds. We were delighted to have the Captain and Lady Captain of Carrick on Shannon Golf Club, Jim King and Mary King among our players.
It was agreed that our next outing will take place in Enniscrone Golf Club on the weekend of December 28th/29th.Full details will be notified later.
Prizes Slieve Russel.
*Men's; 1st, runner up, 3rd.
*Beginners prize
*There will be a Nearest the Pin competition. Men, Ladies or Beginners may win this.
*There will also be a Birdie/Eagle competition. This will be confined to the 18 hole competition, members only and the winner will return a card showing the most Birdies/Eagles.
No player may win more than one prize.
Society Background.
At the 2012 Kilmore GAA AGM a motion was unanamously passed asking that the club form a golf society. Subsequent to that, at a general meeting of the club, it was agreed that one outing would be held in September 2012 to "test the waters" regarding the level of interest in the parish.
Further Developments.
In the meantime a list has been compiled of over 50 people who have expressed an interest in becoming involved