Month: April 2019

Friday Open May 10th

Friday Open May 10th

Sponsor: Frisby Chartered Accountants  

AM and PM lines available

Separate Competitions for Men and Ladies

18 Hole Single Stableford

Entry Fee: Member €10, Visitors €25 before 12:30  and €30 after 12.30 

Half time in the Mary McKenna and Bloom Cup…

With one leg complete, it is all to play for in the second leg of both competitions.

The Mary McKenna team had a great day out at home on the 19th April and took all 5 matches on the day.  It was a great achievement against strong Grange Castle opponents on a beautiful day with the course looking it’s best.  As usual the matches were all played in great spirit and we look forward to the second leg which will be played in Grange Castle on Thursday 2nd May.  Just one match needed to get us into the next round.  Many thanks to the managers, Nuala LeGros and Mary K. O’Mahoney and all the team and caddies for their time and commitment.  Best of luck to the Mary Macs.

In totally different conditions, we played the first leg of the Mark Bloom Cup in Ballinascorney on Wednesday 24th April.  The rain poured down as we did our best and came away with a win in one match to bring home for the second leg.  So 2½ matches needed at home to get us into the next round.  We can do it!

Many thanks to Managers, Audrey Burke and Sheila Church and all the Bloom Cup team and caddies for their time and commitment.

We wish both teams the very best of luck in the second leg of both competitions.

Inter Club Match Reports

Our Intermediate Cup team were in Lucan Golf Club for a 1.00 p.m. start to our 2019 campaign against The K Club.  With one match in early we were feeling confident,  but it was not to be as the K Club came out winners in the hard fought matches on the day.   Our Newlands team did not give up easily and can be proud of their performance.  Many thanks to Managers, Ann Hughes and Bernie Keppel, and also to a team of great players and their caddies for all their efforts, and their time and commitment to the Team of Us. 

While the Intermediates were battling it out in Lucan, the Minor Cup team were teeing up in Killeen Golf Club for the first round of their 2019 campaign.  Castlewarden GC were our opposition on the day and we were flying it with two matches in early.  It was 2-1 to Newlands as the last two matches headed towards 19th and 20th holes.  The 20th hole seems to be the norm now as we battled it out for the final match we needed.  Having had a great come back from 4 down, we eventually lost on the 20th hole.  So now it was 2-2 and after a great battle Castlewarden G.C. took the final match on the 19th hole and they will go through to the next round.  Many thanks again to Managers Grainne Friel and Ursula Connell, the players and caddies who all gave their very best on the day. 

Thank you to both teams for all your time and commitment, you all represented us in exemplary fashion and we are enormously proud of you.  We look forward to 2020!

Launch of the Christy Greene Memorial Trophy

After a long and special relationship with Newlands, Christy Greene has left a wonderful legacy behind him and on Tuesday 23rd April, Nessa Greene presented us with a beautiful trophy in her Dad’s name.  There will be a qualifying round on Tuesday 7 May for the match play phase, which will continue throughout the summer.  Nessa informed me after the launch that the 7th May is actually the second anniversary of her father’s death.  So it is rather apt that we have the qualifier on that date.  It was meant to be.

We are very grateful to Nessa and with the establishment of this new competition in Christy’s name, his memory will live long in Newlands Golf Club.

Ladies First Open of 2019

Sponsored by Windyridge Nurseries and Garden Centre

We had our first Ladies Open of 2019 on Thursday 25th April.  Although the weather was a little wet and windy, we still had over 100 ladies out playing on the day.

The course was presented in great condition and I would like to thank Gerry Byrne and his team for their work on the course.  It looks particularly beautiful at the moment with the leaves coming out on the trees, the blossoms on the trees and all the flowers coming into bloom.  I would also like to thank Bliss Cuisine, Tracey and her team both in the restaurant and the kitchen for the excellent meals which were enjoyed by members and their guests all day.

Windyridge Nurseries & Garden Centre were our sponsors on the day, and we are very grateful for their support.  A family run business based on Rochestown Avenue in Dun Laoghaire and is a must for any keen gardener.  Marie Harvey of Windyridge was unable to join us on the day but I’m sure Marie, a member in Rathfarnham, will join us for another Open during the summer season.  We thank Windyridge most sincerely for their kind sponsorship of Thursdays Open.

The beautiful array of flowers and plants went to the worthy winners, Wendy Hogan, (Newlands) Fiona McCullagh (Edmondstown) and Yvonne Lynch (Edmondstown).  

Newlands Victorius in 2nd Round of Fred Perry Trophy

Newlands’ opposition in the Fred Perry 2nd Round match on Easter Monday 22nd April was  LUCAN G.C.  and Newlands won 3-2

The 3 Home matches  were  contested by Paul Young & Anthony Holden, Mark Doyle & Dave Murray and Brian Jones & Peter Nalty. Newlands had 2 wins.

The 2 Away matches were played by Emmett McGregor & Ken Johnston, Martin Kenny & Vivien Giles. The games were split 1-1, with the last match going all the way to the 21st hole!

(Managers Philip Keegan & Will Rothwell)


Team Newlands bring home Jimmy Hackett Trophy

Newlands were the overall winners of the Jimmy Hackett Trophy on Thursday April 18 with a score of 210 well done Team Newlands. 22 Teams participated at Newlands on a  course that was in great condition with the good weather making for a very enjoyable day.

Player Gross HC Nett Team Total
Charlie Jnr Connell 73 5 68 210
Dylan Jnr Harbourne 78 7 71 210
Dylan Jnr Christian Hughes 75 4 71 210
Oisin Reilly 77 4 73 210


Newlands Win Barton Cup and Fred Perry First Round

Newlands Barton Cup and the new Fred Perry Trophy teams were in action on Sun. 7th April 2019.

They continued the opening round wins started by Newlands Super Seniors against KILCOCK on 29th March 2019. 


Our opposition was WESTMANSTOWN and Newlands won 4-1.

The 3 Home matches  were  contested by Dylan Harbourne & Ciaran Curtis, Cian Coghlan & John Scolard and Dermot Usher & Matthew Rocket, resulting in 1 win and 2 halves. Points total 2-1

The 2 Away matches were played by Dermott Bradshaw & Charlie Connell and Shay Brennan & Maurice Ebbs. Both games won by Newlands. Points total 2-0.

(Managers: Mick Tolan & Mark O’Neill)



Our opposition was PALMERSTOWN HOUSE and Newlands won 4.5 – 0.5

The 3 Home matches  were  contested by Paul Young & Anthony Holden, Mark Doyle & Dave Murray and Dominic Burrows & Kevin O’Reilly. Newlands had 2 wins and the last match was called in for an “official” half point each. Points total 2.5 – 0.5

The 2 Away matches were played byEmmett McGregor & Ken Johnston, Martin Kenny & Vivien Giles. Both games won by Newlands. Points total 2-0.

(Managers Philip Keegan & Will Rothwell)


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