Mens Club Report 19/04/2016

Club Captain Liam Hartnett wishes to advise that he has selected the following very worthy causes as being the beneficiaries of the proceeds of his forthcoming “Captain’s Charity Day” which is due to be played on Mahony’s Point on Sunday the 1st of May. The charities that will jointly benefit will be, the “Make a Wish Ireland” foundation, and the “Rockmount Centre” in Kilgarvan. whereas we are all familiar with the Make a Wish Ireland” charity, the “Rockmount Centre” is less well known, Liam advises that it is a day care centre for persons who are in the early stages of either Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, a charity which is very dear to his heart. A teams of 4 event with 2 scores per hole to count, will cost €120 per team, and Liam  is urging all Gent’s, both members and non-members alike, to become involved in entering a team, a full time-sheet will garner no less that €6,000 Euro for the charities, and of course, there will also be the raffle for some fantastic prizes to embellish this great sum. The most interesting fact about this fundraising event is that it will be the very first Club event to incorporate play on the newly refurbished greens on the 4th and 13th holes and the new tee boxes on the 4th and 14th holes, this, on its own, should guarantee a full time-sheet.

Boy’s Junior Golf.

Captain Liam was a spectator at the “Fred Daly” junior singles event, played at Newcastle West course on Sunday last, the 17th of April, Liam witnessed a most spirited performance by our Killarney boys, who were very narrowly edged out by the very fancied Ballybunion team. Niall McCarthy was beaten by 2/1 in the top match, Luke Walsh won match number two by a margin of 4/3, Brian English was beaten by 2/1, Conor Clancy was beaten on the 18th green, and the final match was won by Luke Sweeney by a margin of 3/2.

Liam was fulsome in his praise for our boy’s standard of play, and this is in no small way due to the coaching and encouragement that they most willingly receive from our Club Professional David Keating and his assistant professionals, as well as the junior boys club representatives of Ned Brosnan and John Curtain.


Singles Marchplay Qualifier, played on Mahony’s Point Sunday the 17th April. This very keenly contested event attracted no less than 147 competitors, with the top 62 to qualify to join those already pre-qualified being the Captain, Liam Hartnett, and last year’s winner, Dermot Roche.


1st Joe Hartnett (11) with 42 points,
2nd Mike Howard (9) with 41 points,
3rd Seamus Doheny (21) with 41 points,
4th Mark Bowe (6) with 41 points,
5th Tony Walsh (19) with 41 points,
Best Gross Donal Considine with 36 points,
Category 2 Fergal O’Shea (8) with 39 points,
Category 3 Pat Favier (15) with 39 points,
Category 4 John Twomey with 40 points.


Joe Hartnett, the winner with 42 points laid the foundation for his great score with an incredible front nine of 25 points, Joe was three under par for the 6 holes 4th to the 9th which was a great score on any day. The subsequent draw which was conducted by Men’s Committee Members, none of whom, just co-incidentally, are involved in the “matchplay” for one reason or another, has thrown up some very interesting matches, Club Captain Liam is pitted against Fossa Golf Society Captain John O’Mahony, Peter Malone takes on Baden Maher, the holder Dermot Roche plays Seamus Doheny, in-form Bernard O’Shea takes on Enda Prendergast, and the clash of the titans must be the game between Donal Considine and Mark Tuite.

24th Competition “Arbutus Cup” singles stableford on Killeen. This competition is being kindly sponsored be “Killarney Printing Works Ltd”. this is the third occasion that the Arbutus Cup has been re-scheduled for, and it is very much hoped that it will prove “third time lucky” for the staging of this competition for one of the most historic cups in the Club cabinet, it was first played for in 1940 and the winner on that occasion was a J O’Brien, in those day’s it was an “open” competition.

Time sheet will run from 7.30 A.M. to 2.30 P.M. and will be via the usual Club on-line system. Prize presentation , and Club information evening. The next scheduled prize presentation evening has been set for Friday 29th of April, with an expected start time of 7.00 P.M. this will be pre-ceded by the next of the Club information evenings which will be presented, once again, by Club Secretary Manager Cormac Flannery, due to start at 6.00 P.M. and it is hoped that there will be a good attendance of our members to once again partake in this question and answer session.

Victor Mulcahy,
PRO Men’s Club.

Mens Club Report 12/04/2016

Club Captain Liam Hartnett was in the vanguard of a 40 strong contingent of Members of the Men’s Club who travelled to Lahinch last weekend, which surprisingly turned out to be very pleasant from a weather perspective, despite a forecast to the contrary, for most of the time that was spent on the Golf Links.

On Friday a doubles competition was played over a curtailed course of 14 holes due to the lateness of the tee times that were allocated to us, and it was won by Dan Joe Cahill and John O’Shea with a incredible score of 35 points, they were 5 points clear of those in second place who were Sean Goulding and Ger Lenihan with 30 points.

On Saturday, the singles competition was played in almost Mediterranean like weather conditions for the most part, and we had, once again, a late start, but the last three groups endured the start of the horrible weather conditions for their closing two holes that started and remained with us for the remainder of the weekend.

1st was Bernard O’Shea (19) with 43 points.
2nd was Pat Favier (15) with 42 points.
3rd was James Curran (10) with 37 points.
4th was John Herlihy (8) with 36 points.
5th was John Lynch (12) with 36 points.
6th was Michael O’Neill (13) with 35 points.
7th was Ger Moroney  (8)  with 35 points.

1st nine holes winner was Derry McCarthy (5) with 19 points.
2nd nine holes winner was Brian O’Regan (6) with 18 points.

Bernard was a most popular winner, and in his acceptance speech Bernard paid tribute to his recently departed, and long time Golfing ambassador for Killarney, and former Captain of our Club, Sean O’Shea.

Best Dressed was Donal “gap” O’Sullivan, followed closely by James Curran, and in third place wearing trousers that would have been most appropriate on St. Patrick’s Day was Brendan Keogh.!!!

The foul weather that closed in at about 7.30 P.M. continued into the evening and all of Sunday but it did not dampen the spirits of the doughty band of travellers, but it did totally wipe out the intended “sightseeing” that had been planned for Sunday.

Club competition, Singles stableford sponsored by Clifford’s Cash and Carry Tralee on Killeen on Sunday last the 10th of April was called off 30 minutes after it started due to the inclement weather conditions, and it will be re-scheduled for a date later in the year.


Captain Liam Hartnett, on behalf of the entire membership of the Club wishes to pass on his sincere condolences to the family of our former Captain Tommy Doran, who was our Captain in 1991 when the Carroll’s Irish Open was played in Killarney, to Tommy’s wife Joan, and to all of Tommy’s extended family. A most fitting and appropriate tribute was paid to Tommy with, no less than four different groups lined up as “Guards of Honour” for Tommy’s funeral, Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, Killarney Fire Brigade, Buckley’s Tours, and members of the former Killarney UDC.


Captain Liam would also like to extend the same condolences to the wife and family of our member Tom Murphy, whose untimely passing came just weeks before Tom was due to take retirement from Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd.

May the Good Lord extend his welcoming arms to them both, and no doubt a “fourball” will be lined up with Tommy Doran and James Loughnane taking on Tom Murphy and Sean O’Shea, on the “Killarney” Golf course in the heavens.

Next Men’s Club competition, and next Club “Open” day. The next Men’s Club competition will by the “Aghadoe Heights Hotel” sponsored singles competition which will be played on Mahony’s Point course on Sunday next, the 17th of April. It will be played off the blue stakes, and the time sheet will run from 7.30 A.M. to 3.30 P.M. and entry will be done through the usual method via the Club online booking system. The top 62 players will qualify for the knockout stages, where they will be joined by the Captain, Liam Hartnett, and also by the current holder who is Dermot Roche who have exemptions.

Club “Open” day, will be on Wednesday, the 20th of April, on Killeen course. Time sheet available at reception at the Clubhouse, times are only available between 8.00 A.M. and 9.20 A.M. and between 2.40 P.M. and 4.10 P.M. all intervening slots are already allocated at the time of going to press.


Victor Mulcahy,
PRO Men’s Club.

Mens Club Report 03/04/2016

Liam Hartnett Club Captain, on behalf of the Club, wishes to send his heartiest congratulations to The St. Brendan’s Seminary team who won the Hogan Cup in such very impressive style last weekend, a fantastic achievement. This was only for the third time, in the history of this famed football academy, that the “Sem” have been victorious in this championship.
The previous winning teams from 1969 and 1992 went on to give the Kerry Jersey many of its most illustrious players, including John O’Keeffe, Ger O’Keeffe, Paudie Lynch, Paud O’Mahony,
Seamus Moynihan, etc. etc. Liam added that Killarney Golf and Fishing Club through their members and extended families have a large number of the “Sem” team and their mentors as members, and extends his best wishes to them in bringing the Hogan Cup back to Killarney.

Liam also wishes to commend the performance of the Club’s Junior Boys foursomes team who took part in the Kerry section of that competition on Saturday last at Tralee Golf Links,
our lads came in third place, and just narrowly missed out in a place in the play-offs, well done to those who took part, and also to their mentors, Ned Brosnan, and John Curtin who continue to play a huge role in continuing to promote Junior Golf on behalf of our Club.

Single stableford competition sponsored by The International Hotel, Mahony’s point, 3/04/2016.

1st Denny Lyons (9) with 45 points,
2nd Tim O’Keeffe (20) with 43 points,
3rd Matthew Leacy (5) with 42 points,
4th Greg Lanigan (5) with 42 points,
5th Stephen O’Brien (16) with 42 points,
Category 1 Eugene O’Sullivan (5) with 41 points,
Category 2 Conor McNiece (7) with 41 points
Category 3 Sean Casey (13) with 42 points,
Category 4 Liam Daly (20) with 40 points.

There was a massive entry of almost 160 competitors for this ever popular Golfer of the Year qualifying competition, and the very favourable weather conditions lent their assistance to the 17
players who scored 40 points or more and broke the standard scratch mark of 39 points.

Denny Lyons who was a very worthy winner by two clear shots had a magnificent back nine of 25 points which included 3 four pointers, Tim O’Keeffe who was in second place had an almost equally impressive front nine of 24 points.

Denny, by virtue of his win goes on to represent our Club in the Irish Open” Pro-Am qualifier which will be played at Dooks Golf Links on Monday the 25th of April next, when he will be partnered by
Breda Duggan, who was the Ladies Club winner of their corresponding competition, they will make a very formidable partnership, and their tee time has been scheduled for 10.40 a.m. there that day when teams from all over the Country will be vying for a slot in this most prestigious of Pro-Am’s in the golfing calendar.

Men’s Club competition Sunday 10th of April on Killeen sponsored by Clifford’s Cash and Carry Tralee. The next Men’s Club competition will be on Sunday next the 10th of April and will be a single’s stableford competition sponsored once again by our long time sponsors Clifford’s Cash and Carry
based in Tralee, entry sheet will run from 7.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and via the club online reservation

Club information up-date and subsequent prize presentation evening Friday the 1st of April.

Cormac Flannery Club Secretary Manager presented the third of his Club up-date question and answer session at the Club, Cormac addressed those who attended who were, once again few in
number, but they never-the-less played their part in a lively debate, many Club topics were discussed, but the most interesting topic was in relation to the re-jigged new nine hole course on Lackabane, and a further proposal will be forthcoming in relation to same.

Cormac’s presentation was followed by the prize presentation to all of our recent prize winners, it is planned that these information evenings will be coupled with prize presentations for the
foreseeable future, with the next one planned for the 29th of April.

Next weekend the Men’s Club will be embarking on their annual pilgrimage to their Golfing Mecca in the Banner County, to Lahinch, and Club Captain, Liam and the majority of his retinue will be partaking in this annual ritual which will include some well deserved R and R, and a band of some 40 members will endeavour to play as much golf as possible, and perhaps a little
sightseeing before returning to Killarney via a scenic and circuitous route on Sunday evening.!!!

Victor Mulcahy,
PRO Men’s Club.

Lahinch 2016

Men’s Club Lahinch Exchange Weekend – April 8th/ 9th

Friday: (Fourball Stableford 18 holes (.9 Handicap)

Saturday (Singles Stableford) 18 holes


Friday Saturday Name Name Name Name
2:10pm 1:30pm Liam Hartnett Sean Devane Oliver Barrett Brian O’Regan
2:20pm 3:00pm Denis Coleman Brendan Keogh Harry O’Neill Paul Downey
2:30pm 2:50pm Mike Daly Declan McCarthy Ger Walsh Joe Walsh
2:40pm 2:40pm Derry McCarthy Connie Brosnan Chris Collins Pat Cussen
2:50pm 2:30pm Pat Favier Mike Healy Ted O’Sullivan Barry Duggan
3:00pm 2:20pm John Hickey Dermot Roche Ger Linehan Sean Goulding
3:10pm 2:10pm Dan Joe Cahill John O’Shea Bernard O’Shea Sean Casey
3:20pm 2:00pm Ger Moroney Pat Casey James Curran Donal O’Sullivan
3:30pm 1:50pm John O’Connor Steve McCarthy Brian Clarke John Lynch
3:40pm 1:40pm Paudie Sheehan James Collins John Herlihy John Murphy

Ferry sailings schedule is from Tarbert every hour on the half hour from 7:30am

Please note that strict dress code guidlines apply at Lahinch Golf Club

Please check local rules before you play, and more importantly, enjoy the weekend