Early 2019 Introductory Membership Offer – 16 Months for price of 12

Early 2019 Introductory Membership at Donabate Golf Club from €499

16 Months Membership Offer ( Terms & conditions apply, offer subject to availability and for limited period )

Membership from 1st of September 2018 to 31st of December 2019

5 Day Introductory Membership only €499.00 + GUI FEE
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    • 27 Holes + Extensive practice facilities including a new dedicated short game practice area.
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    • Excellent clubhouse, bar and restaurant facilities.

Contact our office for further details: +353 (0)1 843 6346

100 Club Draw – Tenth Draw Winners

Congratulations to the tenth set of winners in our 100 Club Draw:

1st – €500 – Brian O’Callaghan (48)
2nd – €300 – Kevin Woods (18)
3rd – €100 – Frances Gorman and Catherine Crummey (59)
4th – €100 – Pat and Maura Breen (16)
5th – €100 – Leslie Anne Hannon (76)
6th – €100 – Andrew Hannon (74)

Golf Ireland essential to save a game in decline

On 19 January 2019, the GUI and ILGU will decide their future. Each union will ask their member clubs to vote on the Golf Ireland proposal (see www.onegoverningbody.com for full proposal and club support material)

 

Golf has been in decline for more than a decade in Ireland.

Time’s up.

Golf as a game is not meeting the needs of modern society and across the globe, the game’s governing bodies have been fighting this challenge.

Today, Ireland stands alone as the only country in the world to have two separate governing bodies for men’s and women’s golf. Globally, golf has embraced equality and inclusivity. Through the proposal to create Golf Ireland, now the island of Ireland is poised to follow suit by establishing modern governance structures and embarking on a progressive strategy.

Three years ago the Golfing Union of Ireland and the Irish Ladies Golf Union began work on the development of a new single governing body for golf in Ireland. Together both unions have proudly served Irish golf for more than 125 years but both bodies recognised the need for change in order to revitalise the game. After careful deliberation and extensive consultation with all of golf’s stakeholders, the GUI and ILGU delivered their proposal for Golf Ireland in August 2018. Clubs across the island of Ireland are now being asked for their approval so that Golf Ireland can become a reality.

Naturally, clubs and their members have been scrutinising the proposal. So what will Golf Ireland mean for you and your club?

KEY QUESTIONS FOR GOLFERS

1. What will Golf Ireland mean for me?
A secure future for the game you love. Clubs will benefit from increased support and funding; and you become part of a family-friendly, inclusive sporting organisation that meets the demands of modern golf.

2. Why do I need Golf Ireland?
Clubs and club members have been hit hard in recent years. If we don’t act now, golf will remain in decline. We need to change the way we run golf for the good of the game. With the game restored to good health, golf can thrive again.

3. How much will it cost for me to be part of Golf Ireland?
For the first two years of Golf Ireland, the costs are set in stone. Affiliation fees for adults will be fixed at €24 in Ireland and £20 in Northern Ireland. Fees for juniors will be €5 and £3.50.

As Ryder Cup winning captain Paul McGinley noted in his letter to golf clubs supporting the creation of Golf Ireland: “This is golf’s way of responding to the needs of golfers in modern society.”

At present there are 183,000 members of GUI and ILGU clubs across Ireland, which represents a fall of 25% since the mid-2000s. The founders of the GUI and ILGU were sporting pioneers, putting in place structures that would be imitated the world over. Both unions remain as ambitious as they were at the beginning and Golf Ireland, which has been many years in the making, is the result of a careful and courageous mission to meet the needs of golf and golfers in this modern age.

Gents Winter Cuts from October 28th

Please note that Gents “Winter Cuts” began on Sunday 28th of October.
There will be a 2 shot cut per prize winner.
Please note that “Winter Cuts” do not apply to Opens or Winter league.

Rory after winning Turkey Voucher
Rory celebrates after winning a Turkey Voucher

Golfer of the Year 2018 – Final Standings

Golfer of the Year 2018 – Final Standings

NameBest 12Sat 31/3Sat 7/4Sat 14/4Sat 21/4Sat 28/4Sat 5/5Sat 12/5Sat 19/5Sat 2/6Sat 16/6Sat 23/6Sat 30/6Sun 1/7Sat 7/7Sat 14/7Sat 28/7Sat 4/8Sat 11/8Sat 18/8Sat 25/8Sun 26/8Sat 1/9Sat 8/9Sat 15/9Sat 22/9Sat 29/9Sat 6/10Sat 13/10Sat 20/10Sat 27/10
Daragh P Kelly106.58.04.515.012.56.012.56.58.513.511.08.5
Mark Lawlor83.914.00.85.57.56.58.01.111.015.014.5
Dermot Bradfield71.64.52.57.012.57.00.18.09.514.56.0
Ciaran Grant60.012.55.513.09.012.57.5
Colin Fetherston59.511.05.514.014.015.0
Tom Buggle58.25.013.01.23.59.011.515.0
John J. Taylor52.414.50.96.011.53.015.01.5
Brendan Synnott51.511.05.515.011.55.03.5
John O'Riordan49.714.012.51.23.514.54.0
Patrick M. O'Brien45.111.50.112.59.06.54.01.5
Alan Ryder44.710.50.713.07.09.04.5
Enda Dooley44.54.01.510.513.515.0
John Ryan44.013.01.011.511.57.0
Gerard Campion43.60.112.08.56.59.07.5
Conor O'Shea43.513.014.511.05.0
Brian Gleeson43.08.59.012.013.5
Kevin Brown43.09.013.012.58.5
Cathal Horan42.411.57.011.012.00.9
Mark Mackey42.111.513.00.18.59.0
G Woodhead41.611.015.03.51.111.0
David O'Connor39.011.012.512.53.0
Gary J. Murray38.57.010.513.57.5
Noel Groves38.214.014.00.74.55.0
Douglas Robertson37.07.03.012.514.5
Brian Shanahan36.09.07.06.512.01.5
Paul Flood35.514.010.51.04.06.0
Harry Morgan35.07.011.56.010.5
Declan Rickard34.57.00.513.012.51.5
Darryll Murray33.05.512.515.0
Darren Bryan32.014.513.04.5
David Kelly31.59.011.511.0
Gerard Griffith31.012.57.011.5
Will Murray30.91.59.014.53.50.91.5
Paul Duggan29.514.515.0
Shay Howard29.30.89.014.55.0
Basil Cooney28.71.22.012.513.0
Tom Murphy28.69.01.56.01.12.58.5
Eoin McLaverty28.513.515.0
Gerard P. Fullam28.47.06.00.914.5
Barry Gorham28.014.57.56.0
Karl McGirl28.015.013.0
Marcin Chmielewski27.90.47.011.59.0
Gerry McCaul27.012.51.013.5
Colm O'Brien26.68.06.50.112.0
Charles Robertson26.41.55.51.214.04.00.2
Gary Mulhall25.69.09.00.90.83.02.00.9
John Morrissey25.59.04.512.0
Robert Emmett25.514.011.5
Gary Howlett25.50.52.013.59.5
Kieran White24.55.02.09.08.5
Graeme White24.04.511.08.5
Brian Coogan24.015.09.0
Stephen Spierin23.20.89.512.00.9
Mark Smithers22.98.00.414.5
Andrew May22.51.07.014.5
Thomas Fanning22.015.03.53.5
Matthew Lilly22.011.510.5
Ciaran Kirwan22.00.511.510.0
Eoin Gleeson21.55.05.56.54.5
Mark Grimes21.51.56.07.07.0
Andrew Keenan21.59.05.57.0
Darren Dempsey21.40.49.012.0
Thomas Kerr21.411.09.50.9
Patrick Cummins20.58.512.0
John Flood20.58.012.5
Cian O'Hagan19.90.915.04.0
Harold Caughey19.711.51.27.0
David Lambert19.55.58.04.51.5
John McGillicuddy19.512.57.0
Andrew Lilly19.58.511.0
Henry Hopkins18.70.11.18.59.0
David Moran18.511.07.5
Matthew Groves18.011.56.5
Aaron McCann18.07.011.0
Barry McDonagh17.514.03.5
Ken Nolan17.40.91.515.0
John Walsh16.88.04.01.12.00.21.5
Raymond Coy16.61.19.56.0
James Reidy16.58.08.5
Eugene Casey16.44.50.711.00.2
Peter Tuck15.512.53.0
Desmond Hurley15.511.54.0
Dermot Dunne15.40.70.814.0
Nigel Cosgrave15.40.51.52.00.910.5
Ray Kelly15.015.0
Jamie Quinn15.04.58.52.0
Hugh Grainger15.015.0
Barry Armstrong15.015.0
David A. Taylor14.912.50.91.5
Thomas Flood14.514.5
Noel J O'Connell14.514.5
Kenneth Mulholland14.014.0
John Timmins14.07.07.0
Christopher Foley14.07.56.5
Brendan Dodrill14.014.0
Mark Michael13.71.212.5
Pat McDonagh13.513.5
Niall Kenny13.57.06.5
Owen Coyne13.02.57.53.0
Liam Bridgette13.06.07.0
Patrick Bernard12.90.912.0
David Mulligan12.910.50.91.5
Tony Wilkinson12.70.811.00.9
Kevin O'Hara12.51.011.5
J Coogan12.512.5
Gerry Morgan12.10.112.0
Barry McGinley12.01.58.52.0
Philip Conway11.80.811.0
Michael Hamell11.511.5
Eoghan McCarthy11.511.5
Colm Whelan11.511.5
Patrick Gavin11.40.411.0
John Hannon11.40.411.0
Ganyawat Prumthep11.011.0
Paul O'Reilly10.87.50.11.22.0
Denis O'Connell10.55.05.5
Ian Tiernan10.30.90.87.51.1
Alan O'Gorman9.90.49.5
Patrick Scullion9.79.00.7
Niall Comiskey9.56.53.0
Damien Hanratty9.09.0
Eamonn McCarthy8.95.50.92.5
Frank Barry8.58.5
Michael Fearon8.08.0
James O'Toole8.02.05.50.5
Dermot Morris8.02.55.5
Niall Murphy7.57.5
James Clinton7.57.5
George McIlhagga7.57.5
Eamonn Purcell7.57.5
Peter Ferrari7.00.51.03.52.0
Paul Smithers7.07.0
Maurice O'Grady7.07.0
Jonathan Furlong7.07.0
David Power6.90.96.0
Jim Doherty6.66.50.1
Liam Scully6.56.5
Joe Blake6.56.5
James Carberry6.56.5
Ardle Culleton6.56.5
Ian Flanagan6.06.0
Dominic Molloy6.06.0
Darren Holohan6.06.0
Martin Halligan5.61.14.5
Patrick English5.55.5
Michael McLaverty5.05.0
Frederick Rogers5.05.0
Donald O'Keeffe4.73.00.21.5
Bill O'Neill4.63.51.1
Niall Brohoon4.54.5
Daniel King4.54.5
J. P. Fetherston4.00.52.01.5
Oliver Plunkett4.04.0
Michael King4.04.0
Kenneth Armstrong4.01.52.5
Stephen Conroy3.60.92.50.2
Patrick O'Hara3.03.0
J. J. McElroy3.03.0
Darren Smithers2.90.42.5
Tony O'Brien2.52.5
Gary P. Smithers2.52.5
Patrick McNeill2.02.0
Tom O'Malley2.01.20.8
Donal O'Hagan1.70.80.9
Peter Brown1.21.2
Declan O'Loughlin1.21.2
Paddy O'Reilly0.90.9
Conor Maxwell0.90.9
Desmond Cuthbert0.80.8
David Clince0.80.8
Norman Bernard0.70.7
Harry May0.70.7
Derek Kane0.70.7
Brian Ennis0.70.7
Mark McHale0.50.5

Golfer of the Year – 1 Week to go!

The Golfer of the Year Competition comes to an end next Saturday 27th October.

Throughout the year, it has been a keenly fought contest with a number of competitors in the mix. In the past few weeks, Daragh Kelly, Mark Lawlor and Dermot Bradfield have had a great battle. While Daragh currently has a lead, it is possible for Mark to just pip him on the final day.

With best wishes to both.

NameBest 12Sat 31/3Sat 7/4Sat 14/4Sat 21/4Sat 28/4Sat 5/5Sat 12/5Sat 19/5Sat 2/6Sat 16/6Sat 23/6Sat 30/6Sun 1/7Sat 7/7Sat 14/7Sat 28/7Sat 4/8Sat 11/8Sat 18/8Sat 25/8Sun 26/8Sat 1/9Sat 8/9Sat 15/9Sat 22/9Sat 29/9Sat 6/10Sat 13/10Sat 20/10Sat 27/10
Daragh P Kelly106.58.04.515.012.56.012.56.58.513.511.08.5
Mark Lawlor83.914.00.85.57.56.58.01.111.015.014.5
Dermot Bradfield71.64.52.57.012.57.00.18.09.514.56.0
Ciaran Grant60.012.55.513.09.012.57.5
Colin Fetherston59.511.05.514.014.015.0
Tom Buggle58.25.013.01.23.59.011.515.0
John J. Taylor52.414.50.96.011.53.015.01.5
Brendan Synnott51.511.05.515.011.55.03.5
John O'Riordan49.714.012.51.23.514.54.0
Patrick M. O'Brien45.111.50.112.59.06.54.01.5
Alan Ryder44.710.50.713.07.09.04.5
Enda Dooley44.54.01.510.513.515.0
John Ryan44.013.01.011.511.57.0
Gerard Campion43.60.112.08.56.59.07.5
Conor O'Shea43.513.014.511.05.0
Brian Gleeson43.08.59.012.013.5
Kevin Brown43.09.013.012.58.5
Cathal Horan42.411.57.011.012.00.9
Mark Mackey42.111.513.00.18.59.0
G Woodhead41.611.015.03.51.111.0
David O'Connor39.011.012.512.53.0
Gary J. Murray38.57.010.513.57.5
Noel Groves38.214.014.00.74.55.0
Douglas Robertson37.07.03.012.514.5
Brian Shanahan36.09.07.06.512.01.5
Paul Flood35.514.010.51.04.06.0
Harry Morgan35.07.011.56.010.5
Declan Rickard34.57.00.513.012.51.5
Darryll Murray33.05.512.515.0
Darren Bryan32.014.513.04.5
David Kelly31.59.011.511.0
Gerard Griffith31.012.57.011.5
Will Murray30.91.59.014.53.50.91.5
Paul Duggan29.514.515.0
Shay Howard29.30.89.014.55.0
Basil Cooney28.71.22.012.513.0
Tom Murphy28.69.01.56.01.12.58.5
Eoin McLaverty28.513.515.0
Gerard P. Fullam28.47.06.00.914.5
Barry Gorham28.014.57.56.0
Karl McGirl28.015.013.0
Marcin Chmielewski27.90.47.011.59.0
Gerry McCaul27.012.51.013.5
Colm O'Brien26.68.06.50.112.0
Charles Robertson26.41.55.51.214.04.00.2
Gary Mulhall25.69.09.00.90.83.02.00.9
John Morrissey25.59.04.512.0
Robert Emmett25.514.011.5
Gary Howlett25.50.52.013.59.5
Kieran White24.55.02.09.08.5
Graeme White24.04.511.08.5
Brian Coogan24.015.09.0
Stephen Spierin23.20.89.512.00.9
Mark Smithers22.98.00.414.5
Andrew May22.51.07.014.5
Thomas Fanning22.015.03.53.5
Matthew Lilly22.011.510.5
Ciaran Kirwan22.00.511.510.0
Eoin Gleeson21.55.05.56.54.5
Mark Grimes21.51.56.07.07.0
Andrew Keenan21.59.05.57.0
Darren Dempsey21.40.49.012.0
Thomas Kerr21.411.09.50.9
Patrick Cummins20.58.512.0
John Flood20.58.012.5
Cian O'Hagan19.90.915.04.0
Harold Caughey19.711.51.27.0
David Lambert19.55.58.04.51.5
John McGillicuddy19.512.57.0
Andrew Lilly19.58.511.0
Henry Hopkins18.70.11.18.59.0
David Moran18.511.07.5
Matthew Groves18.011.56.5
Aaron McCann18.07.011.0
Barry McDonagh17.514.03.5
Ken Nolan17.40.91.515.0
John Walsh16.88.04.01.12.00.21.5
Raymond Coy16.61.19.56.0
James Reidy16.58.08.5
Eugene Casey16.44.50.711.00.2
Peter Tuck15.512.53.0
Desmond Hurley15.511.54.0
Dermot Dunne15.40.70.814.0
Nigel Cosgrave15.40.51.52.00.910.5
Ray Kelly15.015.0
Jamie Quinn15.04.58.52.0
Hugh Grainger15.015.0
Barry Armstrong15.015.0
David A. Taylor14.912.50.91.5
Thomas Flood14.514.5
Noel J O'Connell14.514.5
Kenneth Mulholland14.014.0
John Timmins14.07.07.0
Christopher Foley14.07.56.5
Brendan Dodrill14.014.0
Mark Michael13.71.212.5
Pat McDonagh13.513.5
Niall Kenny13.57.06.5
Owen Coyne13.02.57.53.0
Liam Bridgette13.06.07.0
Patrick Bernard12.90.912.0
David Mulligan12.910.50.91.5
Tony Wilkinson12.70.811.00.9
Kevin O'Hara12.51.011.5
J Coogan12.512.5
Gerry Morgan12.10.112.0
Barry McGinley12.01.58.52.0
Philip Conway11.80.811.0
Michael Hamell11.511.5
Eoghan McCarthy11.511.5
Colm Whelan11.511.5
Patrick Gavin11.40.411.0
John Hannon11.40.411.0
Ganyawat Prumthep11.011.0
Paul O'Reilly10.87.50.11.22.0
Denis O'Connell10.55.05.5
Ian Tiernan10.30.90.87.51.1
Alan O'Gorman9.90.49.5
Patrick Scullion9.79.00.7
Niall Comiskey9.56.53.0
Damien Hanratty9.09.0
Eamonn McCarthy8.95.50.92.5
Frank Barry8.58.5
Michael Fearon8.08.0
James O'Toole8.02.05.50.5
Dermot Morris8.02.55.5
Niall Murphy7.57.5
James Clinton7.57.5
George McIlhagga7.57.5
Eamonn Purcell7.57.5
Peter Ferrari7.00.51.03.52.0
Paul Smithers7.07.0
Maurice O'Grady7.07.0
Jonathan Furlong7.07.0
David Power6.90.96.0
Jim Doherty6.66.50.1
Liam Scully6.56.5
Joe Blake6.56.5
James Carberry6.56.5
Ardle Culleton6.56.5
Ian Flanagan6.06.0
Dominic Molloy6.06.0
Darren Holohan6.06.0
Martin Halligan5.61.14.5
Patrick English5.55.5
Michael McLaverty5.05.0
Frederick Rogers5.05.0
Donald O'Keeffe4.73.00.21.5
Bill O'Neill4.63.51.1
Niall Brohoon4.54.5
Daniel King4.54.5
J. P. Fetherston4.00.52.01.5
Oliver Plunkett4.04.0
Michael King4.04.0
Kenneth Armstrong4.01.52.5
Stephen Conroy3.60.92.50.2
Patrick O'Hara3.03.0
J. J. McElroy3.03.0
Darren Smithers2.90.42.5
Tony O'Brien2.52.5
Gary P. Smithers2.52.5
Patrick McNeill2.02.0
Tom O'Malley2.01.20.8
Donal O'Hagan1.70.80.9
Peter Brown1.21.2
Declan O'Loughlin1.21.2
Paddy O'Reilly0.90.9
Conor Maxwell0.90.9
Desmond Cuthbert0.80.8
David Clince0.80.8
Norman Bernard0.70.7
Harry May0.70.7
Derek Kane0.70.7
Brian Ennis0.70.7
Mark McHale0.50.5

100 Club Draw – Ninth Draw Winners

Congratulations to the ninth set of winners in our 100 Club Draw:

1st – €500 – Evelyn de Lacy (8)
2nd – €300 – Margaret Kelly & Vera Farrell (44)
3rd – €100 – Ann Joyce (5)
4th – €100 – Tom & Teresa Kilmurray (100)
5th – €100 – David Power (4)
6th – €100 – Pat Bernard (69)

12/Oct/2018 – Junior News

Presidents Day:
Successful participation on this day by the juniors held on the 1st of September.
Overall Winner: Eoin Gallagher
Runner up: Rory Gallagher.
Girls Winner: Kate Hanratty

Junior Boys:
Donabate the winners of the Walsh Cup 2018. Final Day was for this competition was on Saturday the 22nd in Clontarf. Players who participated in this event were:
Sean Bollard, Rory Gallagher, Theo Matthews, Finnan Holland, Ollie Brooks, Sean Kane, Luke Molloy, Macdara Matthews, Cian Kavanagh, Brian Kavanagh, Vincent Bell, Josh Higgins, Clyde Burke, Cormac Burke, Jamie Whelanand Sean Collins.

Fingal League Boys:
Final Result was; joint 3rd with Corrstown

Junior Girls
Fingal League:
We were third; St. Anne’s won the overall competition.

Seamus Smith Cup:
Final Day held in Clontarf the 9th of September 14.15 hours. Clontarf were the winners of this cup
Team 1: Kailey Berrigan, Elana Crosby, Aoibheann Davis
Team 2: Ella Moynihan, Eva Murphy, Niamh Neville.
Subs: Lia and Sadbh Bracken and Keela Neville

Final Day of Summer Season Golf for our Juniors
This was held on Sunday the 23rd of September at 15.00 hours. A scramble for all juniors was organised. Prize giving took place at 19.00 hours and parents/ guardians and family were invited along for this special event.
Attended by:
President Pauline Byrne, Captain Paul Flood, Lady Captain Carmel Tuck, Lady Vice Captain Grainne Synnott, John and Evelyn Galvin, Aileen and Damien Hanratty. Marian O’ Gorman, Mary Berrigan.
What a great day was had by both parents and members at our Annual Final Summer Season Golf for juniors held on Sunday, 23rd of September in the club. All juniors participated in a scramble followed by a prize giving ceremony and all of the participants were delighted with their awards.
Prize Giving:
Congratulations to Kate Hanratty our Junior Captain, who won the Junior Golfer of the Year 2018
Junior Cadet of the of the Year in the girls section was won by Niamh Neville
Most improved golfer in the boy’s section: Josh Higgins
Junior Cadet Boy’s Section: Ciaran Boland
Junior Boy’s Golfer of the year: Sean Collins
1st in the scramble; Ben Hanratty (9) Rory Gallagher (19) Leo Lynch (32) Nett 31
2nd in the scramble; Eoghan Gallagher (5) Lia Bracken (36), Sadhb Bracken (36) Theo Matthew’s (32) Nett 32.5
Brian Hanratty (5) Michael Cassidy (32) Louis Corcoran (32) Kevin Mc Brien (32)
Nett 32.95
Skills Competition 1 (Putting) won by Theo Matthews
Skills Competition 2 won by Brian Kavanagh
Skills Competition 3 nearest the pin won by Michael Delaney.
Words of thanks were expressed again to all of our sponsors for their generous support and of course to the Junior Committee for their hard work, commitment and dedication to our young golfers which is led by our Junior Conveyors, John Galvin and Aileen Hanratty.

Maura Walsh Cup Winners 2018

After 4 sets of matches over the summer, 3 teams were tied at the top. Clontarf, Malahide and ourselves. A tense day ensued in Clontarf which was the final venue. At the turn we were ahead in one and behind in the other three matches. While holding on to the match we were ahead, we managed to turn 2 of the others around and gain valuable wins with Cormac Burke holing the winning putt on the 18 to give Donabate the Trophy.

Even though each match only needs 8 lads, we used 16 in total over the 5 rounds on the competition.

Squad of players who represented Donabate:
Clyde Burke, Jamie Whelan, Sean Collins, Josh Higgins, Sean Bollard, Cian Kavanagh, Cormac Burke, Ollie Brooks, Rory Gallagher, Theo Mathews, Brian Kavanagh, Finnian Holland, Vincent Bell, Sean Kane, Luke Molloy and Macdara Mathews.

Pat Doran – Irish Seniors Home International Team

Pat Doran
Pat Doran

Congratulations to Pat Doran who has been selected on the Irish Seniors Home International Team.

Donabate Golf Club sends good wishes and the best of luck to Pat & all the Irish Team as they compete against England, Scotland & Wales.

The Championship takes place in the Burham & Berrow Golf Club. U.K. from 2nd-4th October 2018.

Gents Winter League – Starts October 14th

Winter​ ​League​ ​2018 – Sponsored​ by

 Sundays​ ​from​ ​14th October​ ​until​ ​2nd ​December​ ​inclusive

  • Create your own team of 4 players (Men only). Teams pick their team name.
  • Paper entry sheet at bar & club shop.(Closing date for entries: Fri 12th October).
  • €20 entry fee per person.
  • Junior rules apply (also only 1 junior per team of 4 permitted).
  • Five Day Members not eligible to enter.
  • Presentation Sunday 9th of December

Committee will put names on BRS at closing date and entry fee will be taken through BRS so please make sure you have enough money in your account.  Make​ ​sure​ ​also that your​ ​team​mates​ ​are​ ​all​ ​topped​ ​up​ ​so​ ​you​ ​can​ ​get​ ​on​ ​sheet​ ​together easily.

New​ ​Members​ ​and​ ​those​ ​without​ ​a​ ​group​ ​of​ ​4:
If you don’t have 4 players, put your name down anyway and the committee and shop will assist in completing a team for you.

Weeks 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7 will be various 2 Man Team formats whilst weeks 3, 5 & 8 will be 4 Man Team events.

Teams decide pairings each week in 2 Man events with the best pair from team each week counting for league points.

If only 3 from a team is available on a given week then the usual low man rule applies and therefore the team can have 2 pairings with the low man partnering both of the other 2. Minimum of 2 from a team required to play each week.(otherwise zero league points).

Weekly competition formats are as follows:

  • Week 1 = 2 Man Team (1 to count all holes)
  • Week 2 = 2 Man Team (1 to count all holes)
  • Week 3 = 4 Man Team (2 scores to count on each hole)
  • Week 4 = 2 Man Team (1 to count all holes). 4th
  • Week 5 = 2 Man Stableford Multiplier *(see below for rules)
  • Week 6 = 4 Man Team (2 scores to count on each hole)
  • Week 7 = 2 Man Team 2 Man Stableford Multiplier. *(see below for rules)
  • Week 8 = 4 Man Team (2 scores to count on each hole)

* ​2 Man​ ​Stableford​ ​Multiplier​ ​Rules
If both players score 3pts on a hole the result will be 3×3=9pts.
If both players score 2pts on a hole the result will be 2×2=4pts.
If one player scores 1pt & the other scores 2pts the result will be 1×2=2pts.
If one player scores 0pts and the other scores 2pts the result will be 0x2=0pts.
The​ ​secret​ ​is…​ ​don’t​ ​scratch​ ​a​ ​hole​!

Weekly league points are based on a team’s best pair’s position each week as follows: 1st – 20, 2nd – 17, 3rd – 15, 4th – 14, 5th – 13…. All the way down to last. (if 2 pairs from a team play only best one counts for league)

On weeks where a 4 Man Team is played the same points system is applied.

Teams missing a player on a given Sunday, can play with 3 players. A 4th player (non league player) can play on that team but only for weekly competition purposes and 2 cards must be marked. (4 cards if it’s a 2 Man Team).

If only 2 from a team on a weekly timesheet with no opposition they may play and mark their own card.

Teams count best 6 from 8 weeks scores

If any course closures happen during the league, the following applies, 5 from 7wks, 4 from 6wks, 4 from 5wks and so on.

No handicap cuts for league. Cuts only apply for weekly competition purposes.

Each week you must enter separate cards for the league and the competition of the week. Therefore on a 2-man competition week, there will be 2 cards for the 2 league pairings and a further 2 cards for the 2-man competition of the day (note that winter cuts apply to the competition of the day and not the league).

Each weeks competition can be played by league and non league entrants.

Committee’s​ ​decision​ ​is​ ​final​ ​on​ ​league​ ​cancellations​ ​due​ ​to​ ​weather​ ​delays​ ​or​ ​course closures

100 Club Draw – Eight Draw Winners

Congratulations to the eight set of winners in our 100 Club Draw:

1st €500 Cathy Fay & Mary Noonan (39)
2nd €300 Pat Bernard (69)
3rd €100 David Power (4)
4th €100 Patrick Harrington (52)
5th €100 Bernadette Sweeney (29)
6th €100 Evelyn de Lacy (8)

Best Cup – Live Match

Best Cup – Final (Second Leg – Away)
Donabate Golf Club v Charlesland
Sunday 9th of September – Donabate Won the Best Cup

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Match Scores:

Player Score Hole
Tony Fetherston and Ciaran McGrath Won
Declan Doyle and John O’Riordan Called in
John Hannon and Pat Brennan Won, well done we won the best cup!
Donald O’Keefe and Albert Baker Lost
Gerry McCaul and Charles Robertson Called in

Club Matchplay Finals – Sunday 9th of Sept 2018

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We are delighted to announce the times of this year’s Matchplay Finals, which will take place this Sunday (9th of September) on Red-Blue. Why not come along on Sunday to support these fine players.

12:12 – Andy Doherty Cup is Ger Campion v Nigel Cosgrave
12:20 – Club Singles Class 1 is Daragh Kelly v Mark Lawlor
12:28 – Club Singles Class 2 is Ciaran Grant v Brendan Synnott
12:52 – Ladies Ferguson Cup Singles is Mary Lynam v Mary White
13:00 – Ladies Club Singles is Jackie Doolan v Patricia O’Neill
13:08 – Club Fourball is Gary Murray & Ardle Culleton v Dermot Bradfield and Tom Flood
13:32 – Ladies Foursomes is Martina McGrath & Catherine Crummey v Ursula Ryan & Mary Brennan

Father & Son Scotch Foursomes was won by Martin and Alan O’Gorman who beat Donal & Cian O’Hagan
Gents Foursomes was won by Maurice O’Grady and Harry May who beat John McGillicuddy and Brian Ennis
Mixed Foursomes was won by Damien and Kate Hanratty who beat Mark and Freda Mackey
Club Singles Class 3 & 4 will be played at a later date

Presentation of prizes will commence at 6:30pm on Sunday evening.
Best of luck to all finalists!

Pat Doran – European Senior Ladies’ Team Championship

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Pat Doran

Congratulations to Pat Doran who has been selected on the Team to represent Ireland in the European Senior Ladies’ Team Championship, which will take place in the Mont Garni Golf Club, Belgium on the 4th-8th of September.

Nineteen teams from all over Europe will compete, all hoping for victory. This is a great achievement for Pat and we are all very proud of her. Everybody in Donabate Golf Club wishes Pat and Team Ireland the best of Luck and every success in the Championship.

25/Aug/2018 – Junior News

Seamus Smith Cup
Well done to our girls winning the St Anne’s leg of the Seamus Smith Cup last Monday. The team was: Eva Murphy, Niamh Neville & Keela Neville and Ella Moynihan, Aoibheann Davis & Elana Crosbie.

Fingal Girls Trophy
The final of the Fingal girls trophy in being held in Forrest Little GC on 24th August. It’s all to play for with only 2 points separating the top 3 teams. Donabate and St Annes are on 30 points and Malahide are on 28 points. The team is Junior Captain Kate Hanratty, Hannah Moynihan and Jennifer Boland. The very best of luck girls , play well.

Fingal Boys Trophy
Well done boys on finishing in joint third place in the Boy’s Fingal Trophy. The lads had a super time visiting 8 different courses in North Dublin over the last 2 months. A special thanks to John Galvin, Noel Costello and John McGillacuddy who looked after the boys every week. Without this dedication from our Junior committee our lads wouldn’t get this great opportunity.

The Maura Walsh Cup
The boys have played in 4 outings in the Maura Walsh Cup – Donabate, St Annes, Beaverstown & Malahide. Donabate are lying in joint 1st place with Malahide and Clontarf. Final day in Clontarf in September.

Pink Day Raffle Results – 19/Aug/2018

Pink Day Raffle Results – 19/Aug/18
1st Claire Carthy €100 Pavilions Voucher
2nd Alice Deegan Voucher for 4 for Donabate GC Restaurant
3rd Pauline Brennan Wine Hamper
4th Mary White Tea Hamper
5th Ken Fitzpatrick Lantern
6th Anne Marie O’Neill Golf Holdall
7th Cliona McCartney Pink Gilet
8th Joe Rice Grey Gilet
9th Deirdre Bradshaw McNutt Scarf
10th Pat McNeill Bracelet
11th Tony de Lacy Avoca Mugs
12th Michele Milner Fossil Pendant
13th Michael Fearon Jones Voucher
14th Gemma Daly Diffuser and Candle
15th Anna Halligan Co Co Belle Voucher
16th Deirdre Morgan Slayside Pottery Cup and Saucer
17th Grainne Treanor Retriever, Visor, Socks and Towel
18th Martin Bracken Visor, Towel and Golf Ball Allignment Tool
19th Anne Marie O’Neill 2 Wine and Chocs
20th Charles Robinson Red Wine and Forever Products
21st Anne Bolster Brut and Chocs
22nd Margaret Maher Prosecco and Chocs
23rd Cloina McCartney 2 Wine
24th John Galvin 2 Wine
25th Celsus Brennan 2 Wine
26th Teresa Kilmurray Wine and Candle
27th Kathleen Brooks Wine and Chocs
28th Eithne Dempsey Wine and Chocs
29th Mary C. Noonan Purse
30th Adrienne Flood Candle
31st Ann Brown Candle
32nd Catherine McGuinness Spalding Club Covers
33rd Dermot Dunne Chocs
34th Kathleen Fetherston Chocs

The meaning behind the names…

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Have you ever wondered about the meanings of those weird and wonderful names we have on our scorecards for each hole on our course? If you have, please read on. If you haven’t, please read on… you might learn something new!

ten years later

Approximately 11 years ago a crack team was assembled at the request of the 2007 Captain John McGroddy, to give local names, where appropriate, to each hole on each of the three nines of our golf course. It was an excellent idea and one which set out to preserve local field names, some of which were in use for centuries and which were in danger of being forgotten by future generations. That crack team consisted of Peadar Bates (author of a “History of Donabate” and former member of Donabate Golf Club), Des O’Shaughnessy (our club historian) and Captain John McGroddy.

Peadar, with his great depth of knowledge on the history of the area, played a huge role in naming at least 50% of the holes. John’s excellent grasp of the Irish Language, and Des’ amazing knowledge of the club provided the remaining names.

A great thanks to Des who provided me with great detail, and without his help this wouldn’t have been possible and may have been lost forever.

So, what do these names stand for? In order to see the detail, simply navigate on our menu to “About us”, then “The Course” and from there you can view the guide for each nine (details of names can be found under the scorecard).
Or simply click here:
Yellow Nine
Red Nine
Blue Nine

100 Club Draw – Seventh Draw Winners

Congratulations to the seventh set of winners in our 100 Club Draw:

1st €500 Donald O’Keeffe (13)
2nd €300 Margaret Maher (42)
3rd €100 The Looney’s (40)
4th €100 Mary Brennan (27)
5th €100 John Hannon (75)
6th €100 Will Murray (45)

Pink Day Open Fourball – Sunday 19th of August

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National Breast Cancer Research Institute “Play in Pink Day” Open Fourball Better Ball Competition.

Prizes: A two Lady Team will win first prize and will be eligible for selection to “Play in Pink” in the National Final in Athlone in October. The top 20 best scores from golf clubs around the area will be selected to play. The Ladies Team with the best gross on the day will also go forward for selection. There will be a prize for the best men’s team.

Be in the pink on Play in Pink Day. The shelves of Penny’s are ripe for plundering. There is a plethora of pink products waiting for you all to come and choose your outfits. Best pink person’s outfit for the ladies and also best man in pink will get a prize.

To help increase funds, there will be a raffle on the day. Donations of prizes for the raffle would be gratefully received. If you can’t be there to play on the 19th you could send a Securicor van up with a request for some or many raffle tickets.

Click here for further details of the Pink Day Open Fourball

10/Aug/2018 – Junior News

Interclub Girls Matchplay

Our Girls did Donabate proud playing in the Interclub Girls Matchplay in Tulfarris GC last week. We played Edmondstown GC on Wednesday morning and won 2 ½ matches. We then played Kilkenny GC in the afternoon and won 2 matches. We were back out on Thursday morning for the Leinster semi final and played Mullingar GC. We had a hard fought battle winning 1 match on the 18 but losing the other 2 on 17. Well done Junior Captain Kate Hanratty, Nicole McGavisk, Hannah Moynihan and Kailey Berrigan.

Fingal Girls Trophy

We hosted the Fingal Girls Trophy last Friday in Donabate. 47 girls from 10 different clubs played on the day. Donabate finished 3rd in the team event and are tied in 1st place with St Annes. The final is in Forest Little 24th August. So it’s all to play for!

Fingal Boys Trophy

The boys played in Corrstown last week and The Island this week. We are still lying in 3rd place overall. The summer must be nearly over with the final outing in Beaverstown next Monday. Best of luck lads.

The Maura Walsh Cup

The boys have played in 3 outings in the Maura Walsh Cup – Donabate, St Annes & Beaverstown. Donabate are lying in 2nd place, 1 point behind the leaders Clontarf. Next outing Malahide.

31/Jul/2018 – Junior News


Junior Girls:
Donabate will host the 3rd round of the Fingal Girls on Friday the 3rd of August.
We will have visiting girls from various golf Clubs on the Northside of Dublin participating.

There are 3 competitions to suit the various levels of golf ability:
1. 18 hole competition for girls with handicaps of 18-36. 9 am start.
2. 18 hole competition for those girls whose handicap is 17 or less. 9 am start.
3. 9 hole competition for girls who can participate in the game independently. 9.15 am start.
Donabate currently lead in this competition and well done to the girls who have played golf to such a high standard.

The players on this team to date are as follows:
Kate Hanratty; Junior Girls Captain
Hannah Moynihan
Kailey Berrigan
Jennifer Boland

Junior Boys:
Fingal Boys – What a great day Donabate had in Corrstown on 30th of July.
The boys played great golf in a spirit of competitiveness achieving 16 points to bring them back to third place.

The players who participated in this event were;
Brian Hanratty
Ben Hanratty
Josh Higgins
Sam Carroll

There are two more rounds to be battled for and occur on Tuesday the 7th of August in the Island .
The final day is in Beaverstown on Monday August the 13th.
Well done to all our junior players who have represented Donabate Golf Club with such honour and pride and we thank you.

See the World Amateur Team Championships at Carton House

The World Amateur Team Championships pit the best amateur golfers against each other and for the first time fans in Ireland will get to see the game’s future stars on Irish soil.

 

Carton House hotel and golf resort in Co Kildare will stage the Championships from 26 August-8 September while the town of Maynooth will be transformed into a golfing hub for two weeks with 10,000 spectators plus 1,000 players and officials attending.

 

The first shots will be struck on Wednesday 29 August when the women’s teams begin the battle for the Espirito Santo Trophy. Republic of Korea are defending champions following their victory in Mexico two years ago but Ireland will present a strong home challenge having finished third in 2016 to take the bronze medal for the first time.

 

Ireland’s chances of another successful championship are enhanced by the presence of Olivia Mehaffey in this year’s side. Mehaffey played alongside Leona Maguire and Annabel Wilson in 2016.

 

Not only will fans get to see the best players in the world right now but they are sure to witness future stars of the game in action during the two weeks of competition at Carton House.

 

The list of former players at the World Amateur Team Championships reads like a who’s who of world golf. Former participants in the Espirito Santo Trophy include: Annika Sorenstam (Sweden), Se Ri Pak (Republic of Korea), Karrie Webb (Australia), Lorena Ochoa (Mexico), Paula Creamer (USA), Melissa Reid (England), Anna Nordqvist (Sweden) and Lydia Ko (New Zealand).

 

The Ireland men’s team had their first ever podium finish at the Eisenhower Trophy in 2016, taking home bronze medals. This year’s team should include Flogas Irish Amateur Open champion Robin Dawson from Tramore, who has reached a high of number 10 on the world amateur golf rankings (WAGR). Dawson was Irish Boys champion in 2013 and this season he has taken his game to a new level. Beaten in the final of The Amateur Championship, he was also runner-up at the European Amateur Championship. The Ireland men’s team will be announced after the AIG Irish Close Championship on 9th August.

 

World amateur number one Braden Thornberry will be part of the United States travelling to Carton. Already Thornberry has left his mark in the professional ranks having finished tied fourth at the FedEx St Jude Classic last year. Thornberry played Walker Cup in 2017.

 

The first round of the Eisenhower Trophy begins on Wednesday 5 September and notable past players include Jack Nicklaus (1960), Phil Mickelson (1990), Tiger Woods (1994), Sergio Garcia (1996 & 1998), Rory McIlroy (2006), Rickie Fowler (2008), Justin Thomas (2012), Jon Rahm (2014) and Paul Dunne (2014).

 

Both tournaments are played over four rounds. Each team has two or three players and plays 18 holes of stroke play for four days. In each round, the total of the two lowest scores from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The four-round (72-hole) total is the team’s score for the championship.

 

Hosted by the Golfing Union of Ireland and the Irish Ladies Golf Union, teams from 72 countries will stay in Maynooth during the World Amateur Team Championships, the majority of whom are residing at a special ‘Athlete Village’ style campus in Maynooth University.

 

Golfers, captains and officials begin arriving from 24th August with the women’s world championship for the Espirito Santo Trophy getting underway from 29th August. A week later the men’s teams arrive and the Eisenhower Trophy competition tees off on 5th September.

 

Players will be tested on the world-famous O’Meara and Montgomerie courses at Carton. The Championships together represent an international festival of golf, during which time a Championship Gala Dinner for all participants will be staged at Maynooth University and the Biennial Meeting of the International Golf Federation will be held in Carton House on Monday 3 September.

 

Mark Wehrly, Championship Manager for the GUI said: “The World Amateur Team Championships coming to Ireland is a landmark moment for Irish golf. This is the first time that the event has been hosted in Ireland or the UK. Teams from 72 countries are competing, bringing together the world’s best amateur golfers in Ireland. This is a rare treat for golf fans.”

 

Sandra Barnett, Tournament Manager for the ILGU said: “This is the largest amateur event to be hosted in Ireland in the last 125 years. Golf events are always well supported by the public in this country and more than 10,000 spectators are expected to attend.”

 

Tickets for the events are free of charge but those wishing to attend are asked to register for them in advance at www.watc2018.ie

 

WATC 2018 – Key Dates (Schedule)

 

Wednesday 29th August
Espirito Santo Trophy, First Round

 

Thursday 30th August
Espirito Santo Trophy, Second Round

 

Friday 31st August
Espirito Santo Trophy, Third Round
Men’s Team Arrivals

 

Saturday 1st September
Espirito Santo Trophy, Fourth Round
Women’s Awards Ceremony / Gala Dinner (Maynooth University)

 

Wednesday 5th September
Eisenhower Trophy, First Round

 

Thursday 6th September
Eisenhower Trophy, Second Round

 

Friday 7th September
Eisenhower Trophy, Third Round

 

Saturday 8th September
Eisenhower Trophy, Fourth Round
Men’s Awards Ceremony/Farewell Reception

 

Our Best Cup Team win their Semi-Final

Well done to our Best Cup Panel and Management team on a fantastic victory in the Semi Final of the best cup against Foxrock.

The final (opponents unconfirmed) will be completed by Sunday 9th of September. The final has 2 legs over 2 different dates, 1 at home (5 matches) and 1 away (5 matches). Best of luck to all involved.


Mary McKenna MBE Perpetual Trophy – Open Fourball – July 24th

Mary McKenna MBE Perpetual Trophy – Open Fourball – July 24th

Format:
Fourball Better Ball Stableford Competition
Teams of 2, 90% of combined handicap

Prizes:
Winners, Runners-Up, Best Gross, Front 9, Back 9

Bookings:
For Visitors (€15), simply click here:
https://www.brsgolf.com/donabate/opens_home.php

For Members (€10), simply click here:
https://www.brsgolf.com/donabate/members_home.php

or contact Donabate Golf Club at +353 (0)1 843 6346

100 Club Draw – Sixth Draw Winners

Congratulations to the sixth set of winners in our 100 Club Draw:

1st Prize (€500) – Number 100 – Tom & Teresa KIlmurray
2nd Prize (€300) – Number 78 – President Pauline Byrne
3rd Prize (€100) – Number 12 – Ann Brown
4th Prize (€100) – Number 24 – Colm Whelan
5th Prize (€100) – Number 92 –  Pat, Peter & Paddy McNeill
6th Prize (€100) – Number 60 – Linda Hamell

09/Jul/2018 – Junior News

JuniorGolf Seamus Smith Cup
Donabate Golf Club hosted the next round of this competition where 30 girls played their scramble (8/Jul/2018 at 13.30 hrs).
The Donabate Team consisted of;
Kailey Berrigan, Keela Neville, Ella Moynihan, Eva Murphy, and Niamh Neville.
A great day all round for all the participants and their parents.
The next round is on in St Annes Golf Club on the 20/8/2018 at 11am.

Junior Boys Fingal League
We are currently lying joint 3rd.
The boys played their second round in Clontarf on Tuesday the 3rd of July 2018 at 10 am
The 3rd round is on in Skerries on Monday the 9th of July at 08.30 hrs.

Maura Walsh Cup (Origin Clontarf Golf Club)
Scotch Foursomes Match play.
Donabate Golf Club hosted the very first round of this Cup on the 8th of July. There was plenty of activity around the putting green with great excitement and all participants from the various clubs looking very professional and enthusiastic.
Donabate’s team consisted of;
Ollie Brooks, Cormac and Clyde Burke, Jamie Whelan, Sean Collins, Josh Higgins, Cian Kavanagh and Sean Bollard.
We won one out of the four matches but there are many more matches to be played yet.

Our Junior boys had a super day on Saturday competing in the Captain’s Prize. They are pictured here with John Galvin, Lady Captain Carmel and Captain Paul. Well done all!

03/Jul/2018 – Junior News

JuniorGolfSeamus Smith Cup Girls first round commenced 11/6/2018 in Malahide. Junior Committee members took two groups around the 9 holes scramble 34+hcp.
Results:
St Anne’s: 91
Clontarf: 93
Malahide: 100
Donabate: 101

Fingal Boys League:
Round one was played in Portmarnock on the 26/6/2018. The Junior Boys team (below) represented Donabate Golf Club and played in a spirit of enjoyment and competiveness:
Evan Brooks Captain
Sam Carroll
Brian Hanratty
Eoin Gallagher

Health Check Day – Saturday 7th of July

Health Check day: The committee would like to thank McCabes Pharmacy for their sponsorship of the health check to be held from 11am to 3 pm on Captain’s Prize day – Saturday 7th of July.

McCabes Pharmacy have also sponsored the sun cream to be found in the club shop. If for some reason you have forgotten your own sun cream you can top up at the shop before you go out.

Launch of Gents Invitation 9 Hole Competitions

The Men’s Committee have decided to introduce on a trial basis a new Invitation Nine Hole Qualifying Competition for men on Tuesday evenings. The competition will start on Tuesday 19th June and will run from 5 pm to 7 pm. Our first evening will be on the Yellow nine. The entry fee, payable through the BRS, will be €3 for members and €7 for guests. The BRS will go live for entries seven days before the competition – the first competition on 19th June is already available for booking on the BRS.

We hope, in common with other golf clubs, this new nine hole competition will be successful and will continue throughout the summer. We would urge members to come out and support it by playing in it themselves and also bringing along a guest. We hope it will become a sociable yet competitive evening’s golf for members and guests.

Shorts and Shades Evening – Saturday 23rd of June

Great news – the Annual Shorts and Shades evening will take place at Donabate Golf Club on Saturday 23rd of June.

There will be the usual short game challenge on the 9th Blue and there will be a Gents Prize and a Ladies Prize.

There will be entertainment on the balcony throughout the competition and DJ Ger returns for 1 night only, for after competition entertainment. Thankfully we have negotiated that this will only be for 1 night!

Why not wear your best or most colourful shorts and shades for an evening of guaranteed fun!

All Ireland Mother and Daughter Open Foursomes – June 22nd

Click here for further details of the All Ireland Mother and Daughter Open Foursomes

Friday 22nd June 2018

Sponsored by:
The Moran Family, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport & Jenny’s Boutique, Ashbourne

Members €10 / Visitors €15 (per person)

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, Best Gross, Front 9, Back 9

For Visitor bookings, simply click here:
https://www.brsgolf.com/donabate/opens_home.php

For Members, simply click here:
https://www.brsgolf.com/donabate/members_home.php

100 Club Draw – Fifth Draw Winners

Congratulations to the fifth set of winners in our 100 Club Draw:

1st Prize (€500) – Number 19 – John O’Riordan
2nd Prize (€300) – Number 36 – Evelyn Galvin
3rd Prize (€100) – Number 40 – Anne Casey & Padraig Looney
4th Prize (€100) – Number 87 – Jim Doherty
5th Prize (€100) – Number 32 – Jim Gillespie & Mary Collins
6th Prize (€100) – Number 10 – Frank Barry

Our Sponsors

Donabate Golf Club wishes to acknowledge the generous contribution our sponsors make towards the running of the club. Their contributions and valuable prizes add to the attraction of club competitions. The club is continually seeking to have new sponsors and a list of those for 2018 has now been added to the website. If you would like to become a Sponsor at Donabate Golf Club please feel free to contact us here…

Please visit Our Sponsors page by clicking here…

Shorts and Shades Evening – Saturday 23rd of June

Great news – the Annual Shorts and Shades evening will take place at Donabate Golf Club on Saturday 23rd of June.

There will be the usual short game challenge on the 9th Blue and there will be a Gents Prize and a Ladies Prize.

There will be entertainment on the balcony throughout the competition and DJ Ger returns for 1 night only, for after competition entertainment. Thankfully we have negotiated that this will only be for 1 night!

Why not wear your best or most colourful shorts and shades for an evening of guaranteed fun!

Slip Slop Slap

Sitting here in the plus 20 heat and lovely sunshine. It has struck me that very few including myself prepare for golfing in the sun. Most will put on their golf shoes gloves even a Golf hat however who puts on sun-screen? We all know the dangers of over exposure to harmful UV rays from the sun and still take little action. The Diagram below Slip, Slap, Slop refers to a simple 3 step way of dealing with Sun exposure:
Slip: Slip on clothing to cover exposed areas Arms and legs
Slop: Slop on Sun Screen factor recommended 30+, 20 minutes prior to going out in the Sun. Bring cream with you to top up or offer to someone who forgot theirs.
Slap: Slap on a wide rim hat that shades ears and neck.

Follow the simple steps above and don’t forget if you notice some area of skin showing changes consult your doctor now. Consult the Irish cancer society web site for further information.

Senior Foursomes Qualifier – Sunday 27th of May

Donabate Golf Club is one of the chosen venues to host the Senior Foursome’s Qualifier on Sunday the 27th of May. Tee off times are at 13.32 and complete at 15.40 hours. This competition is straight foursome’s stroke play and the top four teams on the day will qualify for match-play at Seapoint in early September.

We envisage it will be a busy afternoon; 10 teams will participate from East Leinster District comprising of three pairs per team, substitutes, managers and supporters. The ILGU which is described as a “dynamic and vibrant organisation” will have representatives present for the afternoon to manage this competition.

On behalf of the club we would like to extend a warm, friendly welcome to all and we look forward to observing great golf being played in a spirit of competitiveness and enjoyment.  Our bar and catering staff will be on hand to provide food, refreshments and assistance on the day.

Best of luck to all the players.

Congratulations to Pat Doran on winning the ILGU Silver Medal

Congratulations to our very own Pat Doran on winning the ILGU Silver Medal yesterday at Headfort (New Course). For further details of Pat’s fantastic achievement simply click here…

Joanne Scully from Roganstown and Maeve Skelly (Castletroy) who came 2nd and 1st in the Bronze Medal with Pat Doran (Donabate) and Aine O’Connell (Helens Bay) who came 1st and 2nd in the Silver Medal at the 2018 ILGU Silver & Bronze Medal Final at Headfort Golf Club. Pictured here with ILGU President Vonnie Noonan.
image by Jenny Matthews (www.cashmanphotography.ie)

100 Club Draw – Fourth Draw Winners

Congratulations to the fourth set of winners in our 100 Club Draw:

1st Prize (€500) – Number 70 – Tony Fetherston
2nd Prize (€300) – Number 77 – Kevin Hamell
3rd Prize (€100) – Number 76 – L A Hannon
4th Prize (€100) – Number 100 – Tom and Teresa Kilmurray
5th Prize (€100) – Number 74 – Andrew Hannon
6th Prize (€100) – Number 55 – Angela Rowan and Joe Grennan
Early Bird Prize – Number 64 – Mary Bermingham