Club Champions

Over the course of 2017 we will be adding the lists of Club Champions to this page.

The first cup of the year is usually the St. Patrick's Cup (Perpetual Challenge Cup - A.O. Ferguson Memorial). It was first presented in 1935 and it has an impressive list of winners. Congratulations to the 2017 Champion Peter Byrne, who won with an excellent 69 on Saturday 18th of March.

The second cup of the year is usually the Corbally Cup. It was first presented in 1929. Cyril Corbally, formerly of Rathbeale Hall, and who later having married the widowed Mrs. Cobbe, lived in Newbridge House until his death in 1946, was President of Dnabate Golf Club from 1929 to 1940 inclusive. A noted Croquet player, he pre-dated Sam Snead by some decades, putting "croquet" style. As President during that period he oversaw the huge move from the little links on the commonage at Corballis to our present site. This Cup was first played for in 1929 and was contested for and won by many famous members of Donabate Golf Club, as can be seen from the medals round the base. It is a particularly fine Silver cup and now that it has been re-introduced to our Competitions list, I am very pleased to have been asked to sponsor its competition by Donabate Men's Club, and I hope to continue to do so into the future (Eamonn Purcell). Congratulations to the 2017 Champion Mark Mackey, who won with an excellent 41 points on Saturday 1st of April.

The third cup of the year is usually the Pyke Cup. The donor of the Pyke Cup, Charlie Pyke was Hon. Sec. during the Thirties and in 1936 he became Captain. It is recorded that he won the Corbally Cup in 1931 and retained it the following year. Pyke was a very famous caricaturist and his stylish observations on the Dublin social scene featured frequently in the Irish Independent. One of his "takes" can be seen among our Captains "portraits". The Pyke Cup, originally a trophy for match-play was first competed for in 1934 and almost continuously after that until 1969. {All the above has been culled from Des O’Shaughnessy’s excellent "A History of Donabate Golf Club 1925-2000"}. Congratulations to the 2017 Champion Harry Morgan, who won with an excellent 41 points on Saturday 22nd of April.

St. Patrick's Cup (Perpetual Challenge Cup - A.O. Ferguson Memorial)

Year Champion
2017 Peter Byrne
2016 Paul Spierin
2015 John Walsh
2014 Chris McCarthy
2013 Tom Murphy
2012 Jim Butterly
2011 Dominick Cashin
2010 Tony Dunne
2009 Owen Coyne
2008 Louis Martin Snr
2007 Jimmy Coogan
2006 Richie Daly
2005 Kieran Eager
2004 Gerry Maguire
2003 Jim Boland
2002 Noel O'Connell
2001 Peter Brown
2000 John Flood
1999 Jimmy White
1998 Bates King
1997 Robert Neville
1996 Paul Fagan
1995 John French
1994 Paddy Mooney
1993 Denis Desmond
1992 Con Dawson
1991 Des O'Shaughnessy
1990 Paddy McKenna
1989 Mick Fearon
1988 Trevor Singleton
1987 Mark Hunter
1986 Paddy McKennan
1985 Eamon Hannon
1984 Tom Mulligan
1983 Andy Doherty
1982 Liam O'Connor
1981 Noel Crosbie
1980 M.G. O'Hanlon
1979 Tony Greany
1978 Frank McAuliffe
1977 Mick Gaffney
1975 Derek Hughes
1974 Matt Sands Jnr
1973 Matt Sands Jnr
1972 Peadar Collins
1971 Matt Lennon
1970 Con Dawson
1969 Fergus Timmons
1968 B. Smyth
1967 Liam Lennon
1966 E. McKeon
1965 R. Warren
1964 C. Gough
1963 P.Ennis
1962 J.J. Kennedy
1961 Maurice Brown
1960 P. Cooke
1959 E. O'Rourke
1958 Kevin Sherlock
1957 J.J. Kennedy
1956 W. Wallace
1955 Maurice Brown
1954 W. Wallace
1953 S. Phelan
1952 S. Phelan
1951 Frank Lahiffe
1950 E. Beollain
1949 P. Flood
1948 J.A. Hanley
1947 Sean Irwin
1946 R. Freamain
1945 P. Kane
1944 R. Freamain
1943 E. Howard
1942 B.B. Woakes
1940 C. Kane
1939 R. Howison
1938 James Rojerson
1937 F. Brennan
1936 B. Herlihy
1935 B. Herlihy

Corbally Cup

Year Champion
2017 Mark Mackey
2016 Ganyawat "Topps" Prumthep
2015 Pat Bernard
2014 Paul Murtagh
2013 Paul Sloan
2012 Matt Lilly
2011 Jimmy Coogan
1978 Brian May
1967 Jimmy Yeates
1966 D. Hughes
1965 P. O'Mahony
1964 P. Howe
1963 George Congdon
1960 Trever Singleton Snr.
1958 Paddy O'Grady
1957 Frank Lahiffe
1956 Freddie McDonnell
1955 Seamus Phelan
1954 T.P. Duff
1953 Sean Murphy
1952 Frank Lahiffe
1951 R.W. Dunlop
1950 T.P. Duff
1949 R.W. Dunlop
1948 J.G. Clahane
1947 Don MacAulay
1944 J.J. Cooney
1943 S.J. Costello
1942 B. O'Riordan
1941 J. Dowd
1940 S.D. Rogerson
1939 L. Delasa
1938 F.M. Reilly
1937 J. Murphy
1936 E. Herlihy
1935 J.J. Roche
1934 J. Murphy
1933 P.F. Ó'Braonáin
1932 C.E. Pyke
1931 C.E. Pyke
1930 C.M. Glass
1929 E.H. Verdon

Pyke Cup

Year Champion
2017 Harry Morgan
2016 Paddy Mulligan
2015 Harry Morgan
2014 Vincent Teeling
2013 Ciaran Kirwan
2012 Kevin O'Hara
2011 Pat Cummins
1969 H.M. Neville
1965 A. Hannon
1964 S. Buttimer
1963 M. Hopkins
1962 M.J. Gallagher
1960 F.V. Lahiffe
1959 J.J. Nolan
1958 D.C. MacAuley
1957 K. Sherlock
1956 F. Grant Jnr
1955 S. Cahill
1954 F.V. Lahiffe
1953 D.C. MacAuley
1952 F. Grant
1951 T. Duff
1949 M.J. Bourke
1948 A.R. Conway
1947 J.J. Cooney
1946 P. Frewen
1945 P. Fagan
1944 P. Kane
1943 J. Howard
1942 P. Kane
1941 J. Howard
1940 E.Ó. Béolláin
1939 R. Frewen
1938 Liam De Lása
1937 B.B. Woakes
1936 Liam De Lása
1935 F. Biddulph
1934 R. Howison