Concra Wood Golf & Country Club golf club Monaghan
Concra Wood Golf & Country Club Golf Course
"The beauty of Lough Muckno is one of Ireland’s best kept secrets." Christy O'Connor Jnr.
Lough Muckno may be a well kept secret, but not for much longer. As it drapes itself lazily around tree-bound islands and along the shore, the lough promises one of Ireland’s most beautiful and evocative settings for golf.
Overlooking it all is Concra Wood Golf & Country Club in Castleblayney Co. Monaghan. What other golf course can boast such a location with views over the Monaghan drumlins to distant mountains? What other golf course can boast two of Ireland’s greatest golfing legends as the designers?
Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was designed by Christy O’Connor Junior and Christy O’Connor Senior. It opened in 2008, and will become one of Ireland’s and Europe’s finest golf courses.
Lough Muckno and the golf course are gloriously entwined. Eleven holes lure you to the water’s edge, promising danger and excitement time and again. It makes Concra Wood a stern and beautiful test of golf, whatever your ability.
Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 34-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2018 (Same);
Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 34-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-1);
Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 35-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-2);
Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 37-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Up-4);
Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 41-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-1);
Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 40-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Down-2);
Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 13-ranked parkland golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;
Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 17-Parkland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2012, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland.
Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 39-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;
Concra Wood Golf & Country Club was voted the No. 23-Parkland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland.
|Green Fees Mon. to Thurs.:||€45|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€55|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€25/30|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€25/50|
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||€800|
|Full Family Membership Fee:||€1,450|
|Designer||Christy O'Connor Jnr. & Senior|
|Website||Concra Wood Golf & Country Club golf club website|
|Office Admin.:||Annette Mohan|
|Lady Captain:||Andrea Mulligan|
|Junior Captain:||Keith Morgan|
|Vice-Captains':||Thomas Brennan & Sile Moore|
|Hon. Secretary:||Frank McDonnell & Cathryna Craig|
|Club Pro:||Conor McKenna|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Paul Carey & Moira OBrien|
|Comp. Secretary:||Stephen McQuillan & Alice Duffy|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: Varies|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, from April 2011||Days to Avoid: None|
|Green fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Concra Wood Golf & Country Club Golf Club Fixtures 2019 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2019 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Sunday 10 March||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Saturday 1 June||Sunday 2 June||Closed||2|
|President's Prize||Sunday 2 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men||Saturday 13 July||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Saturday 13 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 27 July
||Sunday 28 July||Closed||2|
|Captain's Prize||Sunday 28 July
|Ladies 3-Person Team Event||Sunday 7 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 22 April
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 1 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 8 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 15 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 22 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 29 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 5 June
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 12 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 19 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 26 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 3 July||Open||1|
|Ladies 3-Person Team Event
||Sunday 7 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 10 Juy||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 17 Juy||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 24 Juy||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 31 Juy||Open||1|
|Senior Scratch Cup (0 to 5)
||Sunday 4 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 7 August||Open||1|
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Wednesday 14 August||Open|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 21 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 28 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 4 September
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 11 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 18 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 25 September||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 72 SSS 70 5,765 m|
|Yellow||Par 72 SSS 73 6,299 m|
|Red||Par 74 SSS 75 5,354 m|
|Green||Par 72 SSS 71 6,048 m|
|Blue||Par 72 SSS 74 6,635 m|
|Top of the Hill||9||178||174||168||130||3||11||128||3||12|
|The Belfast Steps||15||470||440||420||410||5||14||343||5||15|
Men's Course Record: Am. 66 Adrian Kelly (Old 9 Hole)
Ladies Course Record:
Castleblayney Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield in 2006, when they beat Dungannon Golf Club by 3 and a half matches to 1 and a half matches at Ardglass Golf Club on 18th August.
It was on to Enniscrone Golf Club for the National Finals, where they where drawn against Munster Champions Mitchelstown Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Friday 15th September.
First on the tee Eamon Tavey and Kevin Quinn against Clem Leonard and David O’Connor whom recorded a comfortable 3 and 2 win over the men from Cork. Next up were Eugene McGuigan with Frank McDonnell against Dave Cahill and Noel Finn who recorded a 2-hole victory. They where followed by Joe Quinn and Alan Bolger who had a comfortable 3 and 2 win over Jerry O’Riordan and Vinny Ryan, to ensure their passage to the All-Ireland Final. Eugene Hughes and Raymond McHugh halved their match with John Finn and Michael Hennessy. The final match was also halved with Declan McAteer and Mick Fee against Kieran Casey and Stephen Slattery.
The way was now open for the Monaghan Club to win back-to-back Green Pennants having clinched the All-Ireland Pierce Purcell Shield at Rosslare Golf Club the previous year.
However it was not to be for the Ulster Champions, although they got off to a dream start with Eamon Tavey and Kevin Quinn crushing the Rosslare pair of Liam Brett and Eoin McCarthy by 6 and 5. They were followed by Alan Bolger and Joe Quinn who went down by 1-hole to James Doyle and Michael O’Connor. Next on the tee was Raymond McHugh and Eugene Hughes who lost out to Jonathan Stewart and Ian Lynch by 2 and 1. The next match went up the 19th where Frank McDonnell and Eugene McGuigan got the better of Tiarnan Rossiter. The final match with everything hinging on it was between Mick Fee and Declan McAteer pitched against Ken Maher and Tom Kennedy, went down to the last hole with the Leinster Champions clinching victory with a 3 matches to 2 matches result.
Castleblayney Golf Club made history at Rosslare Golf Club on Friday 16th of September 2005 when they won their first All-Ireland pennant when clinching the Pierce Purcell Shield. Having beaten Leinster Champions Black Bush on the Thursday morning in a nerve racking match by 3 matches to 2 matches when the 2nd match went all the way to the 20-hole.
Eamon Tavey and Paddy King were drawn against Liam McKay and Tony Cotter in the first match when they lost by the slimmest of margins on the 18th. They were followed by Michael Fee and Martin Rafter drawn against Daire Foran and Pat Kelly, this crunch match went all the way to the 20th hole before they put the fist point on the board for 'Blayney. In the 3rd match Noel Flanagan and Martin Moore came up against Pat Connolly and Seamus Morrison when they lost 2 and 1. Things were not looking too good for 'Blayney at this stage being 2 down in the top 3 matches. However Joe Quinn and Brian Coleman were having the better of it in their match against Tom Finn and Terry Moore and their match finished on the 15th with a 4 and 3 victory. It was all down to Eamon Toal and Francis Murphy in the final match against John Donnelly and Kieran Dunne when they finished their match on the 18th for a 1-hole victory.
So Castleblayney Golf Club were through to their first All-Ireland Final since the club was founded in 1982. They were to meet the Munster Champions Castletroy Golf Club the following day when Eamon Tavey and Paddy King were sent out first again against Martin Lucey and Kieran Tracey, followed by Michael Fee and Martin Rafter against Brian Hanrahan and Tony Frawley. The 3rd match was Noel Flanagan and Martin Moore against Kieran Punch and Pat McNamara again Joe Quinn and Brian Coleman were sent out 4th against Tom Guinan and Tony Delaney. Eamon Toal and Francis Murphy played the anchor match against Tom Coffey and Michael Tracey.
They all played superbly under the team captain Brian Coleman but nobody more so than Noel Flanagan who received a special merit award, given to the player who the media deem epitomises the spirit of the Cups & Shields. He received it for the use of the putter from 40 yards off the green to clinch the decisive point on the 18th hole.
Other members of this historic team were, P. J. Heart, Charles Callan, Tom McHugh, Brendan Lambe, Martin McGinn, Martin Carville, Adrian Kelly and Michael Marray.
Castleblayney Golf Club won the Ulster Cup in 1991, when the team was Eamonn Tavey, Tom Hpton, Michael McHugh, Gerry McMahon, Gerry Tracy, Martin Denny Snr., Aidan McNally, Eamonn Towal and Joe Quinn, they were captained by P. J. Harte. They won it prior to that in 1989 .
Eileen Kerr and Maura Moore qualified for the National Finals of Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ladies Golf Challenge at Druid Glen Club on 21st August 2001.
Prior to 2001 as Castleblayney:
Castleblayney won the Alliance Shield in 2000 and Junior Cowdy Cup, in 1999.
History of Concra Wood Golf & Country Club
Instituted 1982 affiliated 1984 became Concra Wood 2008.
Golf has been played at Castleblayney at least as far back as 1915, when The Irish Field reported on a match between Castleblayney and Carrickmacross. The Golfers Handbook, 1923, records a club with sixty members and the Secretary was Frank A. Orr, Fern Villa Castleblayney. It was then, as it is now, a nine-hole course. The GUI Yearbook listed the club from 1927 to 1950. It would appear the club became defunct between 1950 and 1956. The date given for the present club's foundation is 1982.
Roll of Honour
|Maura Moore||1989||Ladies Captain|
|P. J. Harte||1989||Men's Captain|
|Helen Cole||1990||Ladies Captain|
|Raymond Cooey||1990||Men's Captain|
|Mary Heavin||1991||Ladies Captain|
|Fr. Larry Duffy||1991||Men's Captain|
|Bridget McManus||1992||Ladies Captain|
|Leo McArdle||1992||Men's Captain|
|Bridget Coogan||1993||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Upton||1993||Men's Captain|
|Claire Meegan||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Brian Sherry||1994||Men's Captain|
|Briege Horgan||1995||Ladies Captain|
|Des McGlynn||1995||Men's Captain|
|Briege O'Reilly||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Paul Shortt||1996||Men's Captain|
|Sheila Brennan||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Declan McAteer||1997||Men's Captain|
|Phil Sherry||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Vincent Heavin||1998||Men's Captain|
|P. J. Harte||1998||President|
|Cait Quinn||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Joe Quinn||1999||Men's Captain|
|P. J. Harte||1999||President|
|Teresa Murphy||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Fee||2000||Men's Captain|
|Catherine Conway||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Sean Donnelly||2001||Men's Captain|
|Yvonne Duffy||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Finbar Brohan||2002||Men's Captain|
|Eileen Cumiskey||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Raymond McHugh||2003||Men's Captain|
|Josephine McCahey||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Adrian Kelly||2004||Men's Captain|
|Alice Duffy||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Frank McDonnell||2005||Men's Captain|
|Marie Leonard||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Adrian Sewell||2006||Men's Captain|
|Janet Keenan||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Andy Whelan||2007||Men's Captain|
|Cathryna Craig||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Joe McGrath||2008||Men's Captain|
|Rosemary Hughes- Merry||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Martin Carville||2009||Men's Captain|
|Cathriona Bolger||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Brian Coleman||2010||Men's Captain|
|Eileen Keer||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Robert Heavin||2011||Men's Captain|
|Eithne McAvinney||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Noel Gorman||2012||Men's Captain|
|Moira O'Brien||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Martin Malone||2013||Men's Captain|
|Yvonne Duffy||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Alan Bolger||2014||Men's Captain|
|Jeanette Keenan||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Darren McQuillan||2015||Men's Captain|
|Michelle Costello||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Gareth McMahon||2016||Men's Captain|
|Faela Heavin||2017||Ladies Captain|
|John Redmond||2017||Men's Captain|
|Andrea Mulligan||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Brian McGovern||2018||Men's Captain|
|Andrea Mulligan||2019||Ladies Captain|
|Patsy Boyle||2019||Men's Captain|
|Rita O'Loughlin (13)||2019||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Adrian Kelly (4)||2019||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Concra Wood Golf & Country Club
|Tom McHugh||2nd||Castleblayney||188 yd’s|
|Peter McCahey||16th||Castleblayney||133 yd’s|
|Eileen Cumiskey||2nd||Castleblayney||182 yd’s|
|Briege Hogan||7th||Castleblayney||128 yd’s|
|Gabriel Moore||7th||Castleblayney||133 yd’s|
|Michael Fee||2nd||Castleblayney||188 yd’s|
|Raymond Kernan||7th||Castleblayney||133 yd’s|
|Tom McHugh||7th||Castleblayney||133 yd’s|
|Michael Smyth||20 December 2008||14th||Concra Wood||158 yd’s|