Author: Paul Errity

The Monday Night Musicians

Separate from the Newlands Choir, The Monday Night Musicians have been meeting, rehearsing and performing since September 2017. This is open to any member who can play any type of instrument. All levels are catered for, beginners, intermediate and advanced and all types of music are encouraged: folk, pop, jazz, country, rock, old-time and sing along. Beginners are especially encouraged and it’s a ‘safe’ environment to practice and develop your musical interests. Members of the musicians group have performed at various social events, including playing support act to the Ronan Collins Showband Show in Newlands in May 2019. The Monday Night Musicians meet every Monday night, in the Robin Hood Room at 7.30pm

AIG Pierce Purcell Shield

Congratulations to our AIG Pierce Purcell Shield Team who had a hard fought victory over  Charlesland in Stackstown on Sunday 23rd June.  The Shay Brennan and Henry Costello managed team are off to Greenore in July to continue their hunt for a pennant.

Husband and Wife Golden Anniversary

There is an open invitation to join us on Saturday June 29th to help us celebrate the 50th Year of our Husband and Wife Competition.

There will be two Shotgun starts (9.30am & 3pm) for the Mixed Fourball and the day is  kindly sponsored by King Tree Services.  

Time sheet opens on Monday 27th May.  Members can book via BRS in the Normal way.  Visitors please  click here to make your booking.


Pierce Purcell Success at Old Conna

Congratulations to the Newlands Pierce Purcell team  Managed by Shay Brennan and Henry Costello who won through the qualifying rounds over last weekend in Old Conna Golf Club.

Newlands were leading qualifier on Saturday with a score of 358 along with Stackstown, Elm Park and Hermitage.

 In the Semi Final Stackstown were the opposition and  team Newlands had an early 8am start on Sunday morning eventually winning out 3 -2 in a tight match where the last match went all the way to the 19th.

Elm Park were our opponents for an exciting Final that kicked off at 2pm.  The 3 – 2 margin was again repeated in this victory with the last match this time going to the 20th where Paul Flynn holed the winning putt. 

Newlands panel of players for the weekend were:

Robert O’Neill, Vivian Giles, Pat Fearon, Paul Flynn, Joe Ledwidge, Jim Fitzgerald, Mick O’Toole, James A Fitzgerald, Dermot Devlin, Philip Keegan, Philip O’Sullivan, Noel Hickey, Paul Gavin, Brian Kenny, Maurice Lynch, Cornelius O Brien, Jim McAuliffe, Mick Cooke, David Walsh and Pat Kiely.

The Bee’s Are Coming !!!



After much investigation and analysis the Bee’s are coming next week (May 7th) to take up residence alongside on the Sunny 7th green where they will get maximum benefit from the “bee flight path”.

Once settled Fauna and Flora will be planted along the bank for their further enjoyment.




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 

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


Unique Hattrick in Barton Cup History

Dermott Bradshaw completed a unique hattrick yesterday when he paired with Charlie Connell Jnr in Barton Cup victory  over  Westmanstown  Golf Club in the first round of the Barton Cup.  This was not a first Connell & Bradshaw partnership as Dermott paired with Charlie’s Dad, Barry, in 2004 and Grandad, Charlie Snr, in 1982.

Congratulations to our Barton Cup team and to Our Fred Perry Trophy Team who claimed a well earned victory  over Palmerston Golf Club yesterday.



Appointment of new PGA Club Professional

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Cosgrove as our PGA Professional and he will join us on April 11th.

Brian will be joining us from Killeen Golf Club at Kill, County Kildare, where he joined as PGA Head Professional in 2011 and became Director of Golf in 2015.
Brian learned his golf at Carne Golf Club in Mayo and completed an Honours Degree in Sports Science at University of Limerick in 2003.

He was attached to Milltown Golf Club and Rathsallagh Golf Club as an Assistant Professional before opening his own golf academy in Athy in 2009, prior to joining Killeen Golf Club. Brian has a Class AA PGA status and is a PGA Sports Science Tutor at the PGA Training Academy HQ at The Belfry.

He has been heavily involved in supporting team activities at Killeen Golf Club which has celebrated 5 Mens Leinster pennants in recent years. Brian was also a Special Olympics Golf Tutor in 2010/2011. On the fairways, Brian was part of the Irish team which won the TGI Partnership Trophy at St. Andrews in 2018, winning four matches and halving one.

Please welcome Brian and his staff, we wish him a very successful career at Newlands.

Our sincere thanks to the subcommittee of Aidan Keogh (Convenor), Grainne Friel, Eamon Keating, Genevieve Tracy and Dermot Usher, which conducted a very professional campaign to secure the services of Brian as our PGA Professional.

Sean McEvoy

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