Month: July 2019

Thursdays Captain’s Prize to Ladies

Louise Murphy accepts her prize from Thursday’s Captain Alan Ruffli with Captain Marie Harpur


Congratulations to Louise Murphy who won the Thursdays Captain’s prize with a magnificent score of 44 points.  Louise was delighted to accept this prize although it was only a matter of time before she was on the winner’s podium.  Louise has been playing great golf all season, with some great wins in our Junior Cup campaign.   Playing off a handicap of 12, this fantastic score of 44 points brings her to a new handicap of 10.  Congratulations Louise, well deserved.

Louise was delighted with her win and commended the course staff on presenting the course in such fantastic condition.  Congratulations also go to Helen Conway who took the runner up spot with 38 points on a countback.  Well done to all the winners on the day.

Many thanks to Alan and all the members of the Thursdays Golf Society for their beautiful prize and their continuing support of the Ladies section.   We wish them all well for the rest of the golfing season.

Leinster Final – Half time in the Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy


The Mary McKenna team completed their home leg in the Leinster Final with great wins in all five matches. The team had a great day out at home on Thursday, 25th July and took all 5 matches against strong Skerries opponents on a beautiful day with the course looking its best.  As usual the matches were all played in great spirit and we look forward to the second leg which will be played in Skerries GC on Thursday 15th June.   Just one match needed to get us into the All Ireland Finals which will be held in Woodenbridge Golf Club in September.  

Many thanks to the managers, Nuala LeGros and Mary K. O’Mahony  and all the team for their time and commitment.  Many thanks also to the great supporters who were there at every hole, the support was very much appreciated.

Best of luck to the Mary Macs .

Play in Pink for Breast Cancer Research

Many thanks to all who supported our PLAY IN PINK charity day on Tuesday 16TH JULY in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness.

The fund raising day was a huge success made possible by all the players on the day and all those who very generously supported our raffle.  Many thanks to Des Kenny and Greg Harkness who very generously donated our first prize of the Laptop computer.  We very much appreciated their support and the support of you all.  We collected the fantastic amount of €1680 from the raffle so including the golf competitions, we will be sending €2300 approximately to Breast Cancer Research on behalf of  Newlands.

The competition was won by Genevieve Tracey and Cliona Glendon with a fantastic score of 47 points.  The Overall Top 20 pairs from all the golf clubs taking part in the Play in Pink days qualify to play in the All Ireland Play in Pink Finals in Dromoland Golf Club in September.  Hopefully, Genevieve and Cliona will be representing Newlands in Dromoland.

The Men’s winners on the day were first place, Des Kenny and Brendan O’Sullivan in the runner up spot …. but they were all winners on the day looking great in pink.  Thanks to you all.



Congratulations to Jake Whelan reaching Semi Final at South of Ireland Amateur Open


South of Ireland Amateur Open Championship 2019 at Lahinch GC.

Jake played magnificently in the Qualifying Round on Fri 26th and Sat 27th July to progress to the matchplay stage.

Round 1 had 64 qualifiers and Jake was drawn against Hugh O’Hare of Fortwilliam GC. The match went to the 19th Hole and Jake emerged victorious.

Round 2, with 32 players left, Jake drew the Championship favourite, James Sugrue from Mallow GC. Sugrue had played in The Open at Royal Portrush last week but found Jake too much to handle with Jake winning on the 18th.

Round 3 on Sat 27th July at 7.09am and Jake is up against Matthew McClean of Malone GC. Jake sinks a 20 foot putt on 18th to win the match and makes it to the Quarter Finals in the afternoon.

Quarter Final draw matches Jake with Hugh Foley of Royal Dublin GC. Teed off 1.00pm. Jake wrapped up an enthralling match with a 3 & 2 win to progress to the Semi Final on Sunday 28th July 2019

Jake was drawn against Keith Egan of Carton House  GC in the Semi Final. Keith won the clash 5 & 3.

Congratulations Jake on superb performances all week. You were top class and we are extremely proud of you in Newlands

Pierce Purcell Team Win Runners-Up Shield at Greenore

The Pierce Purcell Shield 2019 team had a fantastic win in Greenore on Sat  20th July to secure runners-up in Leinster and make the final against Cill Dara on Sun 21st July 2019.

After a nerve jangling match the final was tied at 2.5 – 2.5.

The deciding match went to the 22nd hole where Newlands were pipped.

Commiserations on a great Final, lads

Congratulations to managers Shay Brennan and Henry Costello as well as the entire Pierce Purcell panel for a superb campaign where they all represented Newlands in exemplary fashion. Well done on securing the Runner-Up Shield!!

Junior Foursomes Complete the Hat Trick for Ladies Teams ….

 The Junior Foursomes team completed the hat trick for the Ladies teams, beating a strong St. Anne’s GC side to win in Co. Louth GC (Baltray).  This course has been really good to us this weekend.   As the matches turned into the back 9, things started to go our way.  It was so exciting and great golf played by our three pairings of Patricia Heffernan and Denise Tobin, Wendy Hogan and Deborah McCready and Frances Mahon with Frances Mayberry.

All the supporters were out again to cheer on the team and hopefully made a difference when the players saw them out in the dunes.  Once again, the players were great ambassadors for our great club and we congratulate them on their win and wish them the very best of luck as they head into the East Leinster Semi Finals.

Well done and congratulations to Manager Neasa McKiernan and Assistant Manager Bernadette Flynn.   Many thanks also to the great army of supporters who certainly enjoyed the golf and another day out by the sea. 

Semi Finals will be played in Seapoint GC and have to be played before 11th August 2019.  Opposition to be confirmed.

Ladies Junior Cup go through to East Leinster Semi Finals ….

Ladies Junior Cup go through to East Leinster Semi Finals ….

The Ladies Junior Cup team had an unbelievably exciting win in Louth GC (Baltray) against Woodbrook GC on Saturday 13th June.  As always in tough matches, it went down to the wire.  The last three matches headed down the 19th hole with one match going up the 20th hole.  As Louise Murphy sunk a putt on the 19th to win, Leonie Colgan was walking back down the 20th hole with her point in the bag!  So with Nessa McKiernan having won her match on the 16th hole, we could all breath again with all three points going to Newlands.

We were treated to excellent golf played by both Newlands and Woodbrook.  The matches were very tight all the way round and we are delighted that, at last, it was our day.  Great golf played by all and we are so proud of all the players who represented Newlands so well.

Well done and congratulations to Manager Siobhan Byrne, Assistant Manager Louise Halpin.   Also to players, Eva Coghlan, Leonie Colgan, Louise Murphy, Pauline Curtis, Neasa McKiernan,  sub, Grainne Friel.  And of course the hardworking caddies.  Many thanks also to the great army of supporters who certainly enjoyed the golf and a great day out by the sea. 

Semi Finals will be played in Ashbourne Golf Club on 11th August 2019.

Mary McKenna Team Continue to Sparkle…..

Newlands vs Borris   – 10th July 2019

Well done to the Mary McKenna team who battled through not only the matches but also had to deal with all four seasons in the one day.  The matches were close all the way around with great golf being played by both sides so it was always going to be an exciting finish.  As usual, it came down to a putt on the last hole and we were delighted to see Bernie Keppel sink the winning putt and put Newlands into the Leinster Final.  The matches were played in great spirit and both teams were a credit to their respective clubs.    

Well done to all the team, Patricia Heffernan and Denise Tobin, Marie Harpur and Mary Pat Prendergast, Bernie Keppel and Sophia McFadden, Carol Kiely and Madge Deane and Fionnuala Croskery and Ger Simpson, Subs were Anna Usher and Pat O’Leary.    

Congratulations and many thanks to managers, Nuala LeGros and Mary K. O’Mahony, who have put so much work into this team.  Well done.  

So Leinster Final here we come…  our opposition is Skerries Golf Club with 5 matches home and away.  Dates to be confirmed.

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