Ladies Golf Club Notes | Concrawood Golf Club | Ireland
8th August 2017
Shoe City Sponsors Ladies Open Day
Monday 14th August is ladies open day at Concra Wood, it is a singles stableford competition a few slots still remain book now by visiting Concrawood.ie or ring the office on 0429749485. Our thanks to Shoe City for their continued sponsorship for this annual Open Day.
Winners in last week’s competition – Captain’s Prize to the Ladies, Winner Donnagh Nugent, Category One Nastia Kovelenko, Category Two Eileen Kerr, Category Three Sile Moore. Our congratulations to Captain Johnny on a wonderful weekend and our thanks to him for his hospitality towards the ladies.
Winners in the NBCRI competition Thursday 27th July Winner Yvonne Duffy, Second Mona Metcalfe, Third Nastia Kovelenko. Congratulations to all the winners.
This week we play for the Mulligan Cup. Thursday 17th August is a stroke competition sponsored by Hi-Maintenance.
25th July 2017
Lady Captain leads by example
Returning a magnificent 40 points on Monday last the lady captain Faela saw her handicap topple as she claimed the top spot in the Dorren Harte sponsored competition. Our thanks to Dorren Harte for her continued sponsorship to the ladies. Congratulations to the winners and they are as follows;
Lady Captain Faela Heavin 40 points, Bernie O Hagan 37 points BD, Janette Coogan 37 points BD
Longfield Oil Rosebowl
A great number of ladies took to the fairways on Sunday in glorious conditions to play for the coveted Longfield Oil Rosebowl sponsored by Seamus and Yvonne Duffy. Top spot was claimed by Michele Costello, who carded a brilliant 40 points and brings the coveted Rosebowl up to Killycard. Well done Michele and our thanks to Yvonne and Seamus Duffy for their continued sponsorship towards the ladies. Results; Overall winner Michele Costello 40 points, Category One Janette Coogan 38 points, Category Two Faela Heavin 37 points and Category Three Marina Ni Threasaigh 34 points. Congratulations to all the winners.
This week’s competition is the NCBRI.
18th July 2017
Lady Captain’s Day in Concra
Sile wins the bragging rights
As the mist rose from the lake at Concra last Saturday morning, so did the spirits of the ladies as they turned up in great numbers to play for Lady Captain Faela’s prize on her special day. A gentle breeze became a stronger wind, but the ladies weren’t deterred by slightly more difficult conditions. Good scoring was recorded as the cards came in, but it was Sile Moore who rose to the top and won the bragging rights. A most popular winner as was evident at the prize giving later that evening, as she was feted and greeted making her way to the podium to claim the coveted prize. Lady Captain Faela left no stone unturned to make sure members and guests had a memorable day. As the ladies completed their 18 hole competition they were treated to a vintage tea party in the surrounds of the beautifully decorated clubhouse. The array of amazing sun flowers that adorned the tables was a joy to behold and added to the splendour of the occasion. Speaking at the presentation Lady Captain Faela paid tribute to her committee, our secretary Geraldine, her Vice-Captain Andrea, to the management and staff of the clubhouse and to the office staff. To greenkeeper John and his staff, she complimented them on the excellent condition of the course. She paid tribute to the valued support of the sponsors for the weekly competitions all during the year. She welcomed the new beginners and assured them of continued support and encouragement. She thanked the members for their gifts and good wishes. She had a special word for her wonderful family and she thanked them for the tremendous support and guidance they gave her all the way. In conclusion she expressed her appreciation to the main sponsor of the day CARNA TRANSPORT IRELAND for their generous sponsorship which was very valued and much appreciated. She also thanked HEINEKEN for their sponsorship, amid applause she then presented her prizes to the winners and they are as follows;
Overall Winner: Sile Moore
Runner Up: Bernie O Hagan
Gross: Dorren Quinn
Third: Chris Monahan
Category One: Jo McCahey
Category Two: Janette Coogan
Category Three: Marina Ni Threasaigh
Past Captains: Eileen Kerr
Committee Prize: Cathyrna Craig
Front Nine: Donnagh Nugent
Back Nine: Mona Metcalfe
9 Hole Competition: Maura Moore
Visiting Lady: Moya Lynch
Visiting Captain: Jill Roulier
Visiting Men: Stephen McCarthy
Nearest Pin 6th hole: Dorren Quinn
Nearest Pin 14th hole: Moira O’Brien
Amen Corner: Briege Horgan
Beginner Ladies: Joyce McLoughlin
Lady Captain’s Prize to the Men;
Winner: Paul Leonard 42 points
Category One: Alan Bolger 40 points
Category Two: Ross McGinn 38 points
Category Three: Martin Malone 38 points
A most enjoyable night of music and dancing brought a memorable day to a close.
This week’s competition is sponsored by Doreen Harte.
This Sunday we have the Longfield Rosebowl kindly sponsored by Seamus & Yvonne Duffy, check BRS for tee times.
11th July 2017
Chris wins the bragging rights
In a style that we have come accustomed to, Chris Monahan once again beat the best and all the rest to claim top spot in the Garda sponsored competition for the ladies last Thursday. returning a magnificient 41 pts, she was 2 points ahead of our Lady Captain, Faela. Results as follows ; winner Chris Monahan, 41 pts, Category 1 Eithne McAviney 38 pts, category 2 Faela Heavin 39 pts. Well done ladies. Results of Ladies Open day on Sunday last , Winners D.Conway, K.Thompson, D, Mulhern Shandon Park, 88 pts, 2nd D.Quinn J.McCahey J.Kennan, Concra, 84 pts, 3rd S. Moore, C.Monahan, F.Heavin Concra 80pts. We record our sympathies to Eithne McAviney on the recent death of her mother in law Mrs Sally McAviney.
Lady captains day beckons.
This Saturday the 15th July is Ladies Captains day. The flag are flying, the banners are out and the champagne is on ice. So all is in readiness for Lady Captain Faela as her big day draws near. We all join in wishing her a memorable day.
4th July 2017
Brilliant Bernie breaks the record
When Bernie O’Hagan carded a magnificent 47 points on Sunday last to claim the Patrons Prize she also became a top scorer in Concra to date in 2017. No member had bettered that. It was a day of double celebration for the O’Hagan family as husband Paul returned 45 points in the mens competition to claim the top spot. Our heartiest congratulation to Bernie and the hot money will on the Keady lady as Lady Captains day approaches. Results of patrons prize as follows: 1st Bernie O’Hagan, 47 pts, 2nd Mona Metcalfe 35 pts, 3rd Jeanette Coogan 34 pts.
Junior Hilton Shield winners – It was smiles all round for the Junior Hilton Shield team as their proud Captain Alice Duffy returned to the clubhouse with the victorious team having seen off the ladies from Clones in the return match at Concra on Sunday. A great victory. The winners were warmly congratulated by Lady Captain Faela and she spoke flowingly of their determination to bring the shield to Concra and the leadership shown by their team Captain Alice.
This weeks competition is for the Gardai prize.
A reminder of our Open 3 person team event which takes place on Sunday 9th July, visitors E20, members E10. To book go to Concrawood.ie or telephone 042 97 49485.
Also our Friday evening social golf continues, gather at 6.30 for 9 and wine. As lady Captains day draws near the hot favourite list is somewhat changing but the smart money remains with experience.
27th June 2017
The recent good form shown by the lady members of Concra continues
Coming out best in the weekly competition on Thursday 15th June were Winner Mona Metcalfe 36 points, second Jo McCahey 33 points and third Breige Horgan 33 points, this competition was sponsored by Colt Design.
On Thursday 22nd June the competition sponsored by Culloville House, the results were as follows; Winner Chris Monahan 37 points BD, second Rosemary Hughes-Merry 37 points and third Cathyrna Craig 35 points.
Congratulations to all the ladies.
This week we play for prizes sponsored by Conor McKenna Pro. Weekly repeater competition for Conquer Cancer continues. Our Friday evening social golf has commenced. Nine and Wine commencing at 630pm every Friday evening, play 9 holes and have a glass of wine. A relaxing start for your weekend.
Good luck to Alice Duffy and her Junior Hilton Shield team as they meet Clones in the second round of the competition in Concra.
Patrons Prize this coming Sunday, first slots 12noon, check BRS for all the details.
The final countdown begins for the gala event of the golfing calendar year – Lady Captain’s Day on Saturday July 15th. Our thoughts are with our esteemed Lady Captain Faela as she prepares for her special day.
6th June 2017
Great Scores from Concra Ladies
The sun shone even brighter for the ladies of Concra on the day of the President’s Prize for the ladies. In his own inimitable style our esteem President Sean Mulligan was on hand to greet each member as they took to the fairways in an attempt to secure this coveted prize. It was Moira O’Brien who carded a magnificent 40 points to claim the top spot, Rosemary Hughes-Merry did equally well with another 40 points but had to settle for second place on a breakdown. Full results as follows;
Winner Moira O’Brien 40 points BD
Runner-Up Rosemary Hughes-Merry 40 points
Category One Yvonne Duffy 38 points
Category Two Mona Metcalfe 37 points
Category Three Donnagh Nugent 36 points
Front Nine Catriona Bolger 19 points
Back Nine Bernie O’Hagan 22 points
Congratulations to all the winners.
Last week’s competition was sponsored by House of Beauty and the high scoring continued, 1st Jeanette Keenan 38 points, 2nd Bernie O’Hagan 35 points, 3rd Sile Moore 32 points. This week’s competition is sponsored by McKeever’s Pharmacy. From June the 1st through to August 31st a repeater competition is being held in aid of Concra Cancer. Play as often as you like, best 6 cards to count, this competition is sponsored by Eileen Kerr.
We wish Alice Duffy and her Junior Hilton Shield team good luck in the 1st round of the Hilton Shield on June 18th.
Reminder of ladies open 3 person team event on Sunday 11th June, some slots still available. To book ring 042-9749485 or book online at www.concrawood.ie
Congratulations to Lady Captain Faela who presided at the presentation of prize on Sunday 28th May, a great event enjoyed by all. Lady Captain Faela expressed her thanks to all our generous sponsors and to the continued support to the ladies of Concra.
23rd May 2017
Concra Ladies Go Marching On
What an exciting week for the ladies at Concra, on Sunday the AIG Intermediate Cup team captained by Jeanette Keenan took to the fairways in Black Bush were they emerged victorious having been challenged by the ladies from Holywood Lakes. A very strong team representing Concra and we wish them and their captain Jeanette continued success as they meet Baltray at Westmanstown on Sunday 18th June.
Success continued for the Concra ladies on Monday as the Junior Hilton Shield team captained by Alice Duffy took to the fairways in Nuremore in their endeavours to qualify. Playing their best golf ever these ladies emerged leading qualifiers and they meet Clones in the final.
On the competition home front, this week’s competition is sponsored by Coogan Couriers, next Sunday 28th May we honor our esteemed President Sean Mulligan as we play for the coveted President’s Prize. Alternate day Saturday 27th May. Check BRS for time slots.
Last week’s results for the Des McGlynn competition; 1st Cathyrna Craig 37 points, Category One Dorren Quinn 36 points BD, Category Three Donnagh Nugent 35 points.
16th May 2017
First Stroke Competition
Great turn out of ladies for the first stroke competition of the year, sponsored by Gerrys Prepared Veg, Ballybay. Our thanks to Gerry and Deirdre McElroy for their continued sponsorship to the ladies of Concra Wood. Winner – 1st Yvonne Duffy, 2nd Marina Ni Threasaigh, 3rd Carmel McAleavey.
This week competition, is the Des McGlynn trophy always a most popular and coveted prize to strive for.
Good Luck to Jeanette Keenan and her team as they travel to compete against Blackbush at Holywood Lakes on Sunday.
9th May 2017
As the splendour of the course at Concra continues to impress, so does the ladies golfing returns. This is reflected in scoring as follows;
First 18 hole competition Thursday 13th April (Club Competition) 1st Donna Nugent 37 points, 2nd Cathryna Craig 31 points, 3rd Josephine McCahey 31 points
Thursday 19th April (Kilmarley Hair & House of Beauty) 1st Mona Metcalfe 38 points, 2nd Dorren Quinn 36 points
Thursday 27th April (Shortt’s Butchers) 1st Breige Horgan, 2nd Janette Coogan, 3rd Donna Nugent
Thursday 4th May (Coyles Pharmacy) 1st Mona Metcalfe 37 points BD, 2nd Moira O’Brien 37 points, 3rd Breige Horgan 33 points BD
Ladies Open Day 30th April winners; 1st Team Martina Conlan, Sile Moore, Marina Ni Threasaigh all Concra Wood, Runner-Ups G Butler Elm Green, C O’Leary Elm Green, M Moran Black Bush
Winner of the recent repeater (proceeds in aid of the gardening club) Cathryna Craig
Commiserations to Dorren Quinn’s team (Revive team) Saturday last 7th May against Co. Cavan Golf Club’s ladies, our team performed brilliantly and were pipped by the narrowest of margins. Good luck to the Cavan ladies as they continue in their pursuit of continued glory.
Good luck to Jeanette Keenan’s team as they meet Black Bush on Sunday 21st May at Holywood Lakes Golf Club.
Good wishes also to the two Hilton Shield teams Senior Section captained by Yvonne Duffy on 22nd May and Alice Duffy captain of the Junior section on 23rd May.
Next week’s competition is sponsored by Gerry’s Fruit & Veg.
Ladies record their sympathies to popular past Captain Gareth McMahon on his recent bereavement.
25th April 2017
Thursday 13th April we started our 1st 18 hole club competition and with a great start to her golfing year Donagh Nugent won with a fantastic score of 38points second Cathryna Craig with 31pts and 3rd was Josephine Mc Cahey also 31pts
Wednesday 19th April weekly competition kindly sponsored by Kilmarley Hair also had a great winning score by Mona Metcaffe with 38pts and Runner up Dorren Quinn with 36pts
Congratulations ladies on great scores
This weeks competition is sponsored by Shortts Butchers Castleblayney
Don’t forget Ladies Open Day Sunday 30th April – 3 Person Team Event. To book visit us online at www.concrawood.ie or call the office on +353429749485
Also please join us for our Charity Scramble for Leanne;
Friday 5th May at Concra Wood—3 & 4 Person Teams
Entry Fee: MEMBERS €10/VISITORS €25
Prizes Kindly Sponsored by Terence McKeown and Concra Wood PLC
Visitor Prize: 4 Complementary green fees per person (WORTH IN EXCESS OF€500)
Members 1st Prize
Ladies 1st Prize
Nearest Pin on the 12th €100 Prize(€5 Entry Fee)
MEMBERS CAN PLAY ANYTIME MON 1ST MAY—FRI 5TH MAY
To book visit us online at www.concrawood.ie or call +35342 974 9485
Finally Congratulations to Jeanette Keenan’s team Aig Intermediate Cup who played there match in Headford on Sunday last against Mannan Castle- with the match being very tight all the way and the two teams being level after two Matches each it all came down to the last match which was nip and tuck right to the 17th hole when Cathryna Craig went 1up and held the lead to see off her opponent and win the match for the Concra Ladies and send us through to the 3rd round in Blackbush on 21st May.
4th April 2017
Spring League brings talent to the fore
We have reached the final week of Supervalu sponsored spring league and Rosemary Hughes-Merry’s team continues to edge their way to the top spot. Captain Rosemary led by example last week where she carded an excellent 16 points. Newcomer Donna Nugent continues to impress on this team. She pressed the release button early in this competition and continues to deliver each week. Welcome Donna and we watch this space for the greater things that no doubt you will bring to the table during the remainder of 2017. Dorren Quinn’s team is certainly in the hunt for glory also. With Dorren herself returning an excellent 16 points also last week. So it’s all to play for in the coming week. Good luck to all the teams.
Lamb winner’s in recent weeks; Week 23rd March Donna Nugent 17 points, Faela Heavin 16 points. 30th March Dorren Quinn 16 points, Rosemary Hughes-Merry 16 points and Sile Moore 16 points.
Next Aranmore Alliance in Clones Monday 10th April. Tee reserved from 9am to 12noon.
An Important Date for your Diary– Thursday April 20th Muckno Parish Fundraising Golf Classic takes place in Concra. Great prizes to be won. Be part of this gala local fundraising event. Huge raffle takes place in the evening and also parish draw will take place after the presentation of prizes. Your support is very valued and much appreciated. Contact Declan 0872115449 to reserve a spot.
14th March 2017
The Champagne is still on ice
The rescheduled joint Captain’s Drive-In takes place on this Saturday 18th March at 11am. The champagne is still on ice and the flags are flying even higher as our two popular Captains are in readiness for this all important day in their golfing calendar. We wish Lady Captain Faela and Captain Johnny a wonderful day.
The spring league is in its third week, with the ladies swinging their way to edge to victory for their respective teams. Rosemary Hughes-Merry and her team are going to be hard to catch up on as they made a most impressive start. Jo McCahey is the highest individual scorer to date, so she will be expecting greater things from her ladies. Still three weeks to go, so it’s all still to play for.
Our thanks to Supervalu for their sponsorship of the spring league.
Traditional Easter Lamb is going to be on the menu in the following households; In McCahey’s courtesy of Jo with 18 points posted last week, followed by Mona Metcalfe 17 points and Cathryna Craig 15 points BD.
Week of the 2nd March, Martina Conlan carded a great 16 points, followed by Sile Moore 15 points, so they both ensured traditional family dinners as well for Easter. Congratulations to all these ladies.
Repeater continues each week with proceeds going to the gardening club.
7th February 2017
Calendar dates to note : As preparation begins for our golfing year Lady Captain Faela outlined some forth coming events/dates for your diary.
The weekly Lamb competition has commenced , also new Repeaters commences this week. Proceeds of Repeater in aid of gardening club. The eagerly anticipated spring league starts 24th February through to the 6th April. Draw for teams takes place on the 15th February. Check timesheets and notice board for rules posted in the clubhouse. So Ladies get your name on the time sheet and start of your golfing year.
Preparations are in hand for the joint drive in which takes place on Sunday 5th March at 11am when Lady Captain Faela and Captain Johnny will take their place on the first tee and lead the way for the 2017 golfing year at Concra. 18 Hole competition/Shotgun start. Names on timesheet in locker room. First Aranmore Alliance takes places in Nuremore on the 13th February, draw times 9.30 & 11.30.
17th January 2017
Lady Captain Faela announces her new committee.
Speaking eloquently as she addressed her committee for 2017 Lady Captain Faela Heavin spoke of the honour and joy she feels in taking over the captaincy of the ladies at Concra. It is both an honour and a priviledge she said as she laid out her plans and hopes for the golfing year ahead. A strong and energetic committee surrounds her and they are as follows:
Lady Captain and junior convenor Faela Heavin
Vice captain and Competitions Convenor Andrea Mulligan
Secretary Geraldine Carragher
Ass Secretary Eithne McAviney
Treasurer Carmel McAleavey
Assistant Treasurer Alice Duffy
Ex-Officio and Social Media promoter Michele Costello
Handicap secretary Moira O’Brien
Recruitment officer Cathryna Craig
Teams co-ordinator Yvonne Duffy
PRO and social events co-ordinator Eileen Kerr
Seniors liaison officer Eithne McAviney
Handicap committee Jeanette Keenan
Recruitment and beginners Josephine McCahey
Enquiries from new members weclome. Information available by contacting the office at Concra on 042 97 49485 or by visiting our website www.concrawood.ie and facebook page.
17th December 2016
Lady Captain Faela dons the Blazer
As outgoing Lady Captain Michele handed over the badge of honour there was rapturous applause from the ladies in Concra Wood on Friday night. We welcome our new Lady Captain Faela as she takes up her role. We know she will wear the blazer with distinction and pride and we look forward to her year of captaincy here in Concra. Thank you Michele for a wonderful year in 2016, great memories and memories last forever.
Our turkey competition finishes this week and turkey winners to date our;
Cathryna Craig (2), Moira O’Brien, Breige O’Reilly, Jeanette Keenan, Breige Horgan, Faela Heavin, Jo McCahey and Eileen Kerr.
Novelty Day is on Thursday 15th December. The Autumn league drew to a close last week and the results are as follows;
1st Team – Jeanette Keenan, Faela Heavin and Mary McElroy
2nd Team – Breige Horgan, Eileen Kerr and Sile Moore
As our year draws to a close we thank our Captain Gareth McMahon for corporation and support during the past year and we wish Captain Johnny Redmond well on the year ahead. Thanks also to outgoing President Pat Conlon and a warm welcome to our ingoing President Sean Mulligan. To all our members have a wonderful Christmas and a great golfing year in 2017.