Claremorris golf club Mayo
Claremorris Golf Course
Tom Craddock carried out the redesign and extension to 18-holes, did a splendid job of integrating the new with the old at Claremorris Golf Club. Set in the rolling natural terrain, tributaries of the river Robe, which borders the course at the back of the par-4, 15th, provide numerous water hazards, and the course is littered with mature sycamore and ash trees.
The 6th 402 metres par-4 index 1 is probably the signature hole at Claremorris. Played from an elevated tee on the highest part of the course, it has stunning views of the Caltra Hill in the distance and over your shoulder is, the Oranmore and Brown estates.
Full credit must be given to the members, both men and ladies who carried out much of the actual physical work to bring the extension of the course to a successful conclusion. Claremorris is renowned for its quality greens, much to the credit of the head green-keeper, Joe Disken.
Visitors and Societies are assured of a warm welcome in the fine clubhouse opened in 1989 and a memorable round of golf.
Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
|Green Fees Midweek Low Season:||€25|
|Green Fees Midweek High Season:||€30|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H. Low Season:||€35|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H. High Season:||€40
|Green Fees for Opens:||€25|
|Buggy Hire: €20
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||€675|
|Full Couples Membership Fee:||€950|
|Full Beginners Membership Fee:||€300|
|Full Outside Connacht Membership Fee:||€250|
|Full Student Membership Fee:||€250|
|Full Junior Membership Fee:||€150/75|
|Website||Claremorris golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Yvonne Oldham
|Hon. Secretary:||Padraic Moran
|Club Pro:||T. P. Niland|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Catherine Brennan
|Comp. Secretary:||Liam O'Connell & Yvonne Oldham
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00am to 11.30pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: Sundays|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Claremorris Golf Club Fixtures 2023 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2023 (Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Sunday 19 March
|Lady Captain's Prize||Saturday 1 July||Sunday 2 July||Closed||2|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Sunday 2 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize Day 1
||Sunday 16 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize Day 2||Sunday 23 July||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Sunday 4 September
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 6 June||Thursday 8 June
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 7 June||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 8 June||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 13 June||Thursday 15 June
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 14 June||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 15 June||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 20 June||Thursday 22 June||Open||3|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 21 Junw||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 22 June||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 27 June
||Thursday 29 June
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 28 June||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 29 June||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 4 July||Thursday 6 July
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 5 July||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 6 July||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 11 July||Thursday 13 July
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 12 July||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 13 July||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 18 July||Thursday 20 July
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 19 July||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 20 July
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 25 July
||Thursday 27 July
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 26 July||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 27 July
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 1 August||Thursday 3 August
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 2 August||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 3 August||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 8 August||Thursday 10 August
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 9 August||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 10 August||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 15 August||Thursday 17 August
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 16 August||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 17 August||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 22 August||Thursday 24 August
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 23 August||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 24 August
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 29 August||Thursday 31 August||Open||3|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 30 August||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 31 August
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 5 September||Thursday 7 September||Open||3|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||WEdnesday 6 September||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 7 September||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 12 September||Thursday 14 September||Open||3|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 13 September||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 14 September||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 19 September||Thursday 21 September||Open||3|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 20 September||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 21 September
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 26 September||Thursday 28 September||Open||3|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 27 September||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 28 September||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 3 October||Thursday 5 October||Open||3|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 4 October||Open||1|
|McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 5 October||Open||1|
|Grand Final McWilliam L. & G. Singles Stableford||Saturday 7 October||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 73 SSS 72 5,835 m|
|Yellow||Par 73 SSS 69 5,625 m|
|Red||Par 73 SSS 72 4,892 m|
|Blue||Par 73 SSS 72 6,131 m|
Men's Course Record: Ken Kearney 70 (2) 20/06/2004
Ladies Course Record:
The Ladies of Claremorris Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Connacht Final of Women’s Intermediate Cup on Saturday 29th July 2023 when they lost to Portumna Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½-matches at Westport Golf Club.
They were led out by Hannah Grant who lost her match against Ann Hynes, by 6 and 5, she was followed by Noreen McHugh who went down by 5 and 4 against Bernie Kilmartin, next on the tee was Christina Rush who halved her match against Martina O'Brien, in the penultimate match Claire Naughton had a 5 and 3 win against Rachel Madden and in the bottom match Louise Grant lost her match against Mary McElroy, by 5 and 3
Claremorris Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Connaught Final of the Barton Shield when they lost out to Galway Golf Club by 4-holes at Castlebar Golf Club on Sunday 25 June 2023.
In the top match Brian McGuinness with Sean McGuinness was halved against Brian McGuinness with Sean McGuinness and in the bottom match David Burke with Eoin Prendergast lost out by 4-holes against Colm Hughes with Eoin Power.
Claremorris Club Officers came 2nd in the National Finals of the Allianz Golf Officers’ Challenge held in the K Club on 3rd October 2022 the team was Captain Sean Kenna, Lady Captain Catherine Brennan and President Ger Conroy.
Claremorris Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes when they beat Athenry Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match at Ballyhaunis Golf Club on Saturday 27th July 2013.
They were led by Tom Fanning with Rebecca Kean who had a very convincing 7 and 6 win over Pierce Coffey with Marie McNamara they were followed by Declan Lamb with Marie Healy who halved their match against Brian O’Connor with Ann Pomphrett next up was Ger Noone with Hannah Grant who beat Martin Hynes with Sarah McDermott by 5 and 3 the penultimate match of Des Griffith with Noreen McHugh was another comfortable 7 and 5 win over Brendan Perry with Marie Conlon the bottom match of Dick Horan with Christina Rush against Dave Kinneen with Helen Hanley was halved when called in.
They made the long journey to Douglas Golf Club in Cork to compete in the National Deciders where they were drawn against Ulster Champions Mannan Castle Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi Final on the 5th September.
They were led by S. Healy with Hannah Grant who beat M. Lamb with T. Butler by 5 and 4 next up was Tom Fanning with Rebecca Kean who had a 4 and 2 win over E. Roullier with L. Hanratty they were followed by Ger Noone with Christina Rush who beat P. McEneaney with M. MacNamee by 3 and 2 and with it a place in the All-Ireland the following day the penultimate match of Dick Horan with L. Grant was halved when called in as was the bottom match of Des Griffith with Noreen McHugh against S. Donoghue with K. Forrester.
They met Leinster Champions Newlands Golf Club in the decider. First on the tee was S. Healy with Hannah Grant who had a convincing 5 and 4 win over E. Kelly with E. Murphy they were followed by Tom Fanning with Rebecca Kean who halved their match against A. Hogan with C. Bradshaw next up was Des Griffith Noreen McHugh who has a 3 and 2 win over T. Brannock with J. Croft the penultimate match of Ger Noone with C. Rush against D. Usher with G. Friel clinched the green pennant with a 3 and 2 win in the bottom match of Declan Lamb with Marie Healy was halved against M. Dunne with Y. Yendole.
Claremorris Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield when they beat Tubbercurry by 3-matches to 2-matches on Sunday 11th August 2013. They were led by Fergal Corbett with Fergal Hughes who lost their match by 2 and 1 against Jimmy Henry with Tommy Conlon they were followed by Declan Lamb with Rossa Higgins who lost their match by 1-hole against Padraig McDonagh with Padraic Scanlon next up was John Concannon with John Haverty who had a very convincing 5 and 4 win over Denis and Charlie Scanlon the penultimate match of Kevin McDonagh with David Rattigan went to the 19th against Tony Burke with Benny McDonagh the bottom match of Malachy Monaghan with Pat Coyne booked their place in the All-Ireland deciders when they beat Padraig Larkin with Michael Haran by 5 and 4.
They made the long journey to Royal Tara Golf Club to compete in the National Deciders where they met Leinster Champions Corrstown Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 17th September.
They were led this time by Declan Lamb with David Rattigan who had a very convincing 6 and 5 win over T. Monaghan with C. Cronin they were followed by D. Costelloe with F. Hughes who beat J. Beagan with D. Lenagh by 1-hole next up was J. Haverty with W. Feely who lost by 2-holes to P. Casey with G. Burns the penultimate match of Malachy Monaghan with Pat Coyle was another 1-hole win over M. McIvor with J. O’Dwyer in the bottom match of K. McDonagh with R. Higgins saw the Corrstown pair of J. Dowling with G. Beagan record a resounding 6 and 5 win but it was too little to late and Claremorris were on their way to the All-Ireland Final on the Friday.
They met Munster Champions Spanish Point Golf Club in the decider they were led this time by D. Costelloe with P. Kenna who lost out to Anthony Garrihy with Aidan Sexton by 4 and 2 they were followed by Declan Lamb with David Rattigan who halved their match against Evan Talty with Mervyn Hehir next up was K. McDonagh with Martin O’Brian who lost out to the Hehir brothers Michael and Fergal by 4 and 3 in the penultimate match M. Conway with J. Haverty against Michael Talty with Stephen Guilfoyle went 5 and 3 to the Clare men the bottom match M. Monaghan with P. Coyle was halved against Conor O’Loughlin with Kevin Hayes. So it was not to be for the men from Mayo.
Claremorris Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes when they beat Enniscrone Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches at Castle Dargan Golf Club on Saturday 28th July 2012.
First on the tee was Declan Lambe with Marie Healy who lost by 2 and 1 to Niall Kilroy with Ann Healy, they were followed by Ger Noone with Noreen McHugh who lost to Jim Bowe with Louise Loftus by 4 and 2. Next up was Michael Conway with Riana Kean who had a 1-hole victory over Paul McStay with Cindy Hughes. The penultimate match of Pat Killeen with Clare Prenty had a comfortable 5 and 4 win over David O’Connor with Maureen Leonard. The bottom match of Richard Horan with Christina Rush clinched the pennant with a 3 and 2 win over Brian Casey with Josephine Gillespie.
They made their way to Clontarf Golf Club to compete in the National Deciders and were drawn against Munster Champions Dromoland Castle Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals on Thursday 6th September.
They were led by Des Griffith with Riana Keane who won their match by 4 and 3 against Kieran McDermott with Julie Fitzgerald, they were followed by Declan Lambe with Marie Healy who won their match against Nicholas Duggan with Angela White by 2 and 1. Next up was Ger Noone with Noreen McHugh who lost their match against Tony Cleary with Dorothea Madden by 2-holes. The penultimate match of Michael Conway with Emily McHugh went 3 and 2 to Declan O’Leary with Mary Arthur, in the bottom match Richard Horan with Christina Rush lost by the minimum 1-hole to Mark Hogan with Yvonne Shanahan.
Claremorris Golf Club won the All-Ireland Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield at Castlerock Golf Club in September 2011. They won the Connacht Final at Ballinasloe Golf Club on Sunday 7th August 2011.
They made the long journey to the Co. Derry Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders the following September. They were drawn against Munster Champions Faithlegg Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final, whom they beat by 3-matches to 2-matches. They were led by Stephen Burke with Keith Harte who lost their match to Colm Keating & Paul Grant by 3 and 2, they were followed by Niall Crosby with Eddie Killeen who lost out to David Keating with Dylan O'Connor by 2 and 1, next up were Des Griffith with Damien Burke who beat James Kavanagh with Dick Power by a very convincing 8 and 7, the penultimate match of Ger Noone with Martin Higgins against went all the way to the 19th against Alan Roche with Noel O'Keeffe, in the bottom match Anthony Hennelly with Richard Horan had a convincing 5 and 4 win over Colm Gaffney with Kevin Moriarty.
They met Leinster Champions Forrest Little in the All-Ireland decider the following day, this time they were led by Tom Fanning with Eddie Killeen who lost to Caolan Kennedy with Brian Duggan by 4 and 3, they were followed by Damien Burke with Des Griffith who beat Tom Bent with Mick Timmons by 3 and 2, next up was David Burke with Shane McGagh who recorded a resounding 7 and 5 win over Andrew Timmons with Mark Lacey, the penultimate match of Ger Noone with Martin Higgins went 2 and 1 to the Mayo team against Greg O'Riordan with Karl Kiernan, in the bottom match Anthony Hennelly with Richard Horan lost out to Noel Lyons with Jack Blake by 4 and 3.
The Ladies of Claremorris Golf Club were runners-up in the All-Ireland Final of the Irish Senior Cup at Malone Golf Club on Saturday 13th August 2011.
They won the Connacht Final at Athlone Golf Club when the beat Roscommon Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches to qualify for the All-Ireland deciders at Malone Golf Club where they were drawn against Kilkenny Golf Club on Friday 12th August in the All-Ireland Quarter Final. First on the tee was Sarah Helly who beat Mary Dowling by 2 and 1, she was followed by Kung Fanning who lost to Eileen Rose Power by 5 and 4, she was followed by Kate Gallagher who had a 5 and 4 win over Mary Leahy Brown, in the penultimate match Sarah Gallagher went down to Orla Dunphy by 1-hole, the bottom match of Emily McHugh went 1-up to the Mayo team against Bridie McGarry.
They met Ulster Champions Royal Portrush Golf Club the following morning in the All-Ireland Semi-Final they were lead again by Sarah Helly who had a comfortable 6 and 5 win over Charlene Reid, she was followed by Kung Fanning who beat Naoimh Quigg by 2 and 1, next on the tee was Kate Gallagher who halved her match with Helen Jones when called in, the penultimate match of Sarah Gallagher against Maura Diamond was also halved when called in, in the bottom match Emily McHugh recorded a comfortable 6 and 5 win over Sonja Verschuur.
In the decider that afternoon they came up against Munster Champions Douglas Golf Club who had accounted for Roscommon Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter Final by 3½-matches to 1½-matches and Leinster Champions Enniscorthy Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½-matches. Once again they were lead out by Sarah Helly who beat Karen O'Neill by 2 and 1, next up was Kung Fanning who lost her match against Eavan Higgins by 3 and 2, she was followed by Kate Gallagher who lost out to Kate MacCann by 2-holes, in the penultimate match Sarah Gallagher lost her match against Julie Coyne by 3 and 1, the bottom match of Emily McHugh halved with Aoife Lane when called in. So it was not to be for the Claremorris team who were endeavouring to win their first Senior Cup as against Douglas recording their 13th.
The Ladies of Claremorris Golf Club won their Regional Final of the Irish Senior Cup in 2010 and made their way to Cork Golf Club to compete in the National deciders, where they were drawn against Lahinch Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter Finals on Friday 13th August and recorded a result of 4-matches to 1-match lose.
They were led by Sarah Helly who lost her match by 3 and 2 against Sinead Sexton, she was followed by Kate Gallagher who had a similar result against Linda Toomey, next up was Sarah Gallagher who recorded a halve when called-in against Olivia Hayes, the penultimate match of Kung Fanning against Valerie Hassett was a 6 and 5 win for the Clare lady, the bottom match of Emily McHugh was halved with Valerie Shannon when called in. They were captained by Mary Walsh.
Claremorris Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Irish Club Youths' in 2007, and made the journey to Malahide Golf Club on Tuesday 21st August to participate in the All-Ireland decider.
They met Ulster Champions, Donaghadee Golf Club, Leinster Champions, The Island Golf Club and Munster Champions Castletroy in the All-Ireland Final.
They finished fourth to Donaghadee who had a score of 296, The Island 302, Castletroy 311 and Claremorris 313.
The Team on the day was, S. Healy, D. Loftus and D. Roche.
Claremorris Golf Club were runners-up in the Senior Inter-Club Provincial Final on Saturday 26th August 2006 when they were beaten by Portumna Golf Club by 6 matches to 4 matches in the final.
The first leg was played at the Mayo club on Saturday 19th August. First on the tee was Don Hogan with Christy O’Rourke who beat Tom Higgins with Ollie Killeen by 2 and 1. They were followed by Frank Kilkenny with Joe Austin who had a 3 and 2 win over Gerry Kilkenny with Seamus Gallagher. Next up were Joe Slattery with Brendan Dixon who lost to Des Griffin with John Donnellan by 3 and 2. The penultimate match between Francis McClearn and Frank Forde against Tom Ansboro with Dave Kearney went all the way to the 21st-hole before the point went to the Mayo Club. The final match of J. J. McLoughlin with Sean McDonagh against Kevin McCarthy with Brendan Kelly was decided by a single-hole with the point going to the home team.
The second leg was played at Portumna Golf Club the following Saturday, the home team were a match down going into the decider but local knowledge proved invaluable. First up were Frank Kilkenny with Joe Austin who beat Tom Ansboro with Dave Kearney by 4 and 2. They were followed by Dan Hogan with Christy O’Rourke against Des Griffith with John Donnellan, the Mayo pair won this won by 3 and 2. Next up were Joe Slattery with Brendan Dixon against Tom Higgins with Ollie Killeen, this match went all the way to the 21st-hole before the home team could secure the badly needed point. The penultimate match saw J. J. McLoughlin with Sean McDonagh beat Seamus Gallagher with Gerry Kilkenny by 6 and 5. The final match saw Frank McClearn with Frank Forde clinch the title when they beat Brendan Kelly with Kevin McCarthy by 4 and 3.
Young Eoin Lisibach won the Connacht Under-13 Close Strokeplay Championship at Castlerea Golf Club on 3rd August 2006, with a score of 77. He beat Enda Craddock of Gort Golf Club on a count-back, with Thomas Finnegan from Co. Sligo finishing in 3rd place on 82.
Young David Byrne won the Connacht Under-15 Close Strokeplay Championship at Castlerea Golf Club (Sponsored by Liam Mulryan Auctioneers) on 3rd August 2006, with a score of 70, he beat Diarmuid Walsh (Dunmore Demesne) by 4-shots and his fellow club-mate Sean Cannon by the same score.
Young Andrew Trill won the Connacht Under-17 Close Strokeplay Championship at Castlerea Golf Club (Sponsored by Liam Mulryan Auctioneers) on 3rd August 2006, with a score of 68, he beat Daniel Roach of Claremorris by two shots with and his club-mate Barry O’Brien was a shot further back on 71 for 3rd place.
Claremorris Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Irish Club Youths’ at their home club on 3rd July 2006, with S. Healy (1) scoring a 75 and J. McNicholas (3) returning a similar score to beat the runners-up Castlebar by 8 clear strokes.
S. McParland won the Connacht Seniors’ Championship at Gort Golf Club with rounds of 71 and 73, to beat M. Dowd from Galway and G. Parkhill from Carrigfergus by 2-clear shots.
All-Ireland Silver Medallists in the Jimmy Bruen Shield, at Galway Golf Club 2003
The team was Joey McDonnell, Keith Brett, Brian McDonald, Sean Finnegan, James Prendergast, T. J. Farragher, Shane Connolly, Martin Higgins, Noel McDonnell, Stephen Kent, Bulmers, Peter Geraghty, Michael Conway, Austin Gavin (team captain), Dick Horan, Willie Feeley;
Claremorris Golf Club won the Connacht Championship of the Fred Daly Trophy and were drawn against Munster Champions Killarney Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Dungarvan Golf Club on 24th August 2005.
First on the tee was C. O’Halloran who lost his match by 3 and 2 to S. Gallivan, he was followed by S. Healy who had a similar result against S. O’Neill. Next up was J. McNicholas who halved his match with P. O’Connor. The penultimate match saw D. Roche lose out to C. Healy by 3 and 2. The bottom match saw R. Hennelly halve his match with L. Dunlea.
Claremorris Golf Club won the Connacht Championship of the Irish Club Youths Championship in 2005. The All-Ireland deciders were played at Kilkeel Golf Club, in this three man team event where they compete off scratch with the best two cards to count.
They finished 4th at the National deciders when Stephen Healy returned rounds of 77 and 84, John McNicholas was disqualified and Thomas Walsh shot rounds of 75 and 82.
Niamh Kitching was selected on the Connacht ILGU Team for the Interprovincial's. Played at Ballybunion Golf Club from 18th to 20th August 2004.
Claremorris Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield when they beat Athlone by 4 matches to 1 match at Galway Golf Club in 2002. The team was Martin Higgins, Keith Brett, Willie Feeley, Sean Finnegan, Joey McDonnell, Michael Conway, Brian McDonald, Noel McDonnell, James Prendergast, T. J. Farragher, Tom Boyle, Dick Horan and Peter Geraghty. They were, captained by Austin Garvin. They were drawn against Munster Champions Harbour Point in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals at Galway Golf Club on September 6th and won by 3 matches to 2 matches. They met The Island in the All-Ireland on the Saturday and went home with the Silver Medals. The team on the day was Peter Gallagher with Joey McDonnell, Keith Brett with Brian McDonald, Sean Finnagan with James Prendergast, T. J. Farragher with S. Connolly and Martin Higgins with Noel McDonnell.
Claremorris Golf Club won the All-Ireland Junior Foursomes at Roscrea Golf Club on August 19th 2002. They beat Munster Champions Douglas in the Semi-Finals by 6-holes and went on to beat Leinster Champions The Island in the All-Ireland Final by 3-holes. The team was Thomas Walsh with Walter Hennelly and David Clarke with Shane Buckley.
The Ladies of Claremorris Golf Club won the Connaught Championship of the I. L. G. U. Senior Cup in 2002. They went on to Balbriggan Golf Club to play Kilkenny in the All-Ireland quarterfinals on September 7th. The team was Lillian O'Brien, Tara deCourcey, Emily Gallagher, Mary Walshe and Chris Fenwick. They were, captained by Flor Higgins.
Claremorris won the Smurfit All-Ireland Junior Foursomes Championship at Roscrea Golf Club in 2002.
Sarah Gallagher was selected on the Connaught Ladies team for the AIB Interprovincial Championships at Mount Wolseley Golf Club from 7-9 2002.
Thomas Walsh was selected on the Connaught Boys' team for the Interprovincial Championships at Headfort Golf Club from August 28-30 2002.
The Ladies of Claremorris Golf Club were District Champions of the Ulster Bank All-Ireland Ladies Fourball Championship in 2001.
They won the Western District Connaught Cup the in 2001.
Prior to 2001:
They won the Western District Senior Cup in 1997.
They won the Senior Cup and the Connaught Trophy in 2000.
In 1990 and 1992 they won the Western District Connaught Shield Foursomes and the Connaught Cup.
They were Western District Senior Cup and Connaught Cup winners in 1998 and 1995.
The Men won the Barton Shield Connaught Final in 1992.
They won the Connaught Junior Cup in 1984.
They won the Connaught Shield in 1992 and 1999.
They won the Kenny Cup in 1998, 1999 and 2000.
L. O'Brien was selected on the Connaught Ladies for the AIB Interprovincial's at the Island Golf Club on the 8th to the 10th August 2001.
Niamh Kitching was selected on the Connaught Girls' team for the Smurfit Interprovincial Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club on the 18th to 20th April 2001.
Declan Lambe played some golf between 17th of June and mid-July 2001. Declan reduced his handicap from 11 to 6 in that short space of time. He carded rounds of 65, 67 and a two under par of 63.
Claremorris, Captains' Ina Hennelly and Colum Killeen for 2001are twins.
Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;
Stephen Healy represented Ireland at international Youths level in 2008 playing 2-matches, won 0-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 2-points. represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 2007 playing 9-times won 6-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 13-points. He represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 2008 to 2009 playing 12-times won 3-matches halved three and lost 6-matches accumulating 9-points. He represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial from 2005 to 2007 playing 18-times won 7-matches halved five and lost 6-matches accumulating 19-points;
P. Killeen represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level in 1999 playing 3-times won 1-match halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 3-points;
P. Killeen represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1986 to 1998 playing 52-times won 17-matches halved six and lost 29-matches accumulating 40-points;
A. Moran represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1989 to 1995 playing 9-times won 1-match and lost 8-matches accumulating 2-points;
Thomas Walsh represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level in 2006 playing 5-times won 1-match halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 3-points. He represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 2005 to 2006 playing 11-times won 4-matches halved one and lost 6-matches accumulating 9-points. He represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial in 2002 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 6-points;
J. McNicholas represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 2006 playing 6-times won 4-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 8-points;
S. A. Moore represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1985 to 1987 playing 14-times won 8-matches and lost 6-matches accumulating 16-points;
Stuart Kearney represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial in 1994 playing 3-times won 0-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 0-points;
Sarah Gallagher was selected on the Irish Girls' team for the Home Internationals which were played at Downfield G. C., Dundee, from the 15th to the 17th August 2000. She won the News of the World-Luttrellstown Castle, Young Irish Golfers Challenge in July, 1999, when she shot a round of 80;
Emily Gallagher and L. O'Brien were both selected to play for Connaught in the Interprovincial's in 1999. Emily played for the Irish Girls International Team in 1997;
History of Claremorris
Instituted 1918 affiliated 1927
There is an entry in the GUI files giving the foundation date of Claremorris Golf Club as 1918. The GUI Yearbook 1925 gives the affiliation date as 1920. It would appear that the early club was called "Castlemacgarret Golf Club"
Claremorris Golf Club was established in 1918 and affiliated to the Golfing Union of Ireland in 1920. Over the 10 years to 1925 Claremorris was only 1 of 29 clubs established. It must be remembered that in 1918 The Great War still raged and Claremorris was a town of military occupation. Running water and connection to the national electricity grid were still in the future as was a working telephone service. Thus it is all the more remarkable that the game of golf was established in Claremorris at the most difficult and turbulent of times.
The club began life at Claremount Racecourse . Permission was sought and granted by the Trustees of the racecourse for the laying down of a "links". A meeting was held in the Town Hall in Claremorris in August 1919 the purpose of which was to recruit members to the new club. The first Secretary of the club was Gerald Maguire. The course, presumably 9 holes was ready for play in September 1919. The club remained at this location until the end of 1922. By early 1923 the club had moved to Castlemacgarrett on the Southern side of the town where it has remained ever since. Castlemacgarrett was the ancestral home of Lord Oranmore and Brown and the club leased the ground from him. Circa 1939 with the permission of Lord Oranmore and Brown a pavilion was built aided by a loan from the National Bank. By 1960, after his divorce from Oonagh Guinness, Lord Oranmore and Brown was unable to continue to run his estate and was taken over by the Land Commission. At a meeting in The Central Hotel in December 1960 Claremorris Development Company Ltd was established, and helped by generous donations by the people of Claremorris it purchased the land on which the 9 holes stood for the sum of 2,500.00 pounds. This ground continues to be registered under the company name to this day.
By 1986 the old pavilion had become outdated and a new clubhouse was built. In 1996 the then committee decided to approach neighbouring landowners with a view to purchase enough land to construct an additional 9 holes. This having been achieved the club employed renowned golf course architect the late Mr Tom Craddock of Malahide Co Dublin to design a new 18 hole layout and with his guiding hand is now a spectacular par 73 layout with well bunkered undulating fairways and USGA specification sand based greens presented to the highest standard. The new course opened for play in September 1998 when it hosted the County Cup which Claremorris won for the 12th time.
The tranquil setting with mature Ash, Oak and Elm trees and the distant view of the Partry Mountains make Claremorris Golf Club a piece of heaven and a reminder of the slower pace of life in days gone by.
The names of Gerald Maguire, Dr George Maguire, Conor Maguire, John Ryan, Rev Joseph Jackson, PJ Killeen, M F Healy, Dr PJ Delaney, Peter Mc Garry, JP Waldron, WP Prendergast, T Callaghan, JJ Malone, Thomas Brett, G V Harris and R J Sweeney will be forever associated with the founding of the club. Through their foresight and courage in 1918 and the hard work of generations since, the club now has a membership of 800 and a club to be very proud of.
Roll of Honour
|Mrs. Mary Gallagher||1990||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. C. McHugh||1990||Ladies President|
|Mr. John Grant||1990||Men's Captain|
|Mr. Donal O'Donoghue||1990||President|
|Mrs. Mary Colohan||1991||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. C. McHugh||1991||Ladies President|
|Mr. Frank Molloy||1991||Men's Captain|
|Mr. P. Noone||1991||President|
|Mrs. Cora Fudge||1992||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. D. Baker||1992||Ladies President|
|Mr. V. Gormley||1992||Men's Captain|
|Mr. P. Noone||1992||President|
|Mrs. Mary Sullivan||1993||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Daunet Burke||1993||Ladies President|
|Mr. T. J. Farragher||1993||Men's Captain|
|Mr. Michael Noone||1993||President|
|Mrs. Helen Walsh||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Helen Curran||1994||Ladies President|
|Mr. Charlie McLoughlin||1994||Men's Captain|
|Mr. Michael Noone||1994||President|
|Mrs. Mary McGrath||1995||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Helen Curran||1995||Ladies President|
|Mr. Frank Horkan||1995||Men's Captain|
|Mr. Frank Finnan||1995||President|
|Mrs. N. Merrick||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Eileen McLoughlin||1996||Ladies President|
|Mr. Ger Conroy||1996||Men's Captain|
|Mr. Frank Finnan||1996||President|
|Mrs. Teresa Kellett||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Patricia Hunt||1997||Ladies President|
|Mr. Gerry Kilkenny||1997||Men's Captain|
|Mr. Noel Riordan||1997||President|
|Mrs. Riana Kean||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Patrice Hunt||1998||Ladies President|
|Mr. Danny McHugh||1998||Men's Captain|
|Mr. Noel Riordan||1998||President|
|Mrs. Louise Grant||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Ann Cosgrave||1999||Ladies President|
|Mr. Padraig Fahy||1999||Men's Captain|
|Mr. Noel McDonnell||1999||President|
|Margaret Kitching||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Ann Cosgrave||2000||Ladies President|
|Michael Keane||2000||Men's Captain|
|Mr. Noel McDonnell||2000||President|
|Ina Hennelly||2001||Ladies Captain|
|C. Fenwick||2001||Ladies President|
|Colum Killeen||2001||Men's Captain|
|Geraldine Farragher||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Flor Higgins||2002||Ladies President|
|Seamus Gallagher||2002||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Philomena Townley||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Mary Keane||2003||Ladies President|
|Eamon Black||2003||Men's Captain|
|Patricia Prendergast||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Declan Lambe||2004||Men's Captain|
|Nancy McHugh||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Austin Garvin||2005||Men's Captain|
|Sarita Glynn||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Ansboro||2006||Men's Captain|
|Dr. Ann Moran||2006||President|
|Mary O'Brien-Killeen||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Frank Curley||2007||Men's Captain|
|Eileen O'Donovan||2008||Ladies Captain|
|John F. Concannon||2008||Men's Captain|
|Una Clarke||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Willie Feeley||2009||Men's Captain|
|Una Clarke||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Conway||2010||Men's Captain|
|Dympna Clarke||2011||Ladies Captain|
|James Prendergast||2011||Men's Captain|
|Patricia Hestor||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Prendergast||2012||Men's Captain|
|Noreen McHugh||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Brendan Mellett||2013||Men's Captain|
|Widge Dermody||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Noel Grier||2014||Men's Captain|
|June Johnston||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Malachy Monahan||2015||Men's Captain|
|Noel Grier||2016||Men's Captain|
|Norah Maloney||2018||Ladies Captain|
|John Grant||2018||Men's Captain|
|Emily McHugh||2019||Ladies Captain|
|Cathal Sheridan||2019||Men's Captain|
|Martina Hennelly||2020||Ladies Captain|
|Anthony Hennelly||2020||Men's Captain|
|Breda Kilkenny||2021||Ladies Captain|
|Brian Cavanagh||2021||Men's Captain|
|Sean Kenna||2022||Men's Captain|
|Yvonne Oldham||2023||Ladies Captain|
|Peter Geraghty||2023||Men's Captain|
||Lowest Ladies H'cap|
||Lowest Men’s H'cap|
Holes in One at Claremorris
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Cathal Hennelly||24 February 2023