Month: January 2020

Margaret Quinn bids Farewell

Margaret Quinn of our office staff bid farewell to Newlands today after 9 years of service. At a farewell ceremony, President Aidan complimented Margaret on the “high level of courtesy and good humour she   had given to members, visitors and fellow staff at all times during her time at Newlands”.





Appointment of Margaret Quinn as General Manager of Newlands Golf Club

Appointment of Margaret Quinn as General Manager of Newlands Golf Club

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Margaret Quinn as our General Manager and she will join us on March 2nd. Margaret will be joining us from the Courtown Adventure and Leisure Centre where she has been General Manager for the last five years. In her role as General Manager at Newlands, Margaret will be responsible for all operational matters at the Club and the implementation of all decisions made and policies adopted by the Management Committee. She will report to the Honorary Secretary, Eamon Keating.

Margaret has over twenty years experience in Sports Management and has an MSc in Recreation Management. Her career to date demonstrates an ability to successfully manage day to day operations in a busy member based organisation and to embrace and implement strategic change when required. Under Margaret’s guidance, Courtown Adventure and Leisure Centre received the outstanding achievement award at the sponsored National Quality Awards for 2019, an award considered to be the top standard for sports and leisure centres in Ireland.

On the sporting front, Margaret is an active member of Dun Laoghaire Golf Club and was previously a member at Nenagh Golf Club. She has participated at club level as a player, team manager and project manager. Margaret is also a keen swimmer with level two teaching qualifications and has been a tennis enthusiast with level one teaching qualifications.

Please give Margaret a big welcome, we wish her a very successful career at Newlands.

My sincere thanks to Grainne Friel, Eamon Keating, Genevieve Tracy and Pat Lavelle for their advice and guidance in the recruitment phase of a significant appointment for our Club.

My thanks also to our Interim General Manager, Deirdre Morrissey, for her excellent contribution during her tenure at Newlands. Deirdre will be with us until the end of March to ensure a comprehensive handover to Margaret.


Aidan Keogh


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