Mannan Castle golf club Monaghan

Mannan Castle golf course Monaghan

Mannan Castle Golf Course

Mannan Castle Club Crest

This relatively new Parkland course originally opened as an, 9-hole course but due to the commitment of the active committees since its inception in 1993 this course has developed into a fine 18-hole course.

Mannan Castle Golf Club has a magnificent clubhouse where the visitor is provided with all he or she can require. This course is somewhat difficult to find once you have left Carrickmacross, town so allow yourself plenty of time before your tee time.

The club has just opened a 10-bay driving range across the road from the clubhouse.

Green Fees Midweek: €20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €30
Green Fees with a Member: €15
Green Fees for Opens: €15
Practice Area: Range
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €660
Full 5-Day Membership Fee: €500
Full Long Distance Membership Fee: €150
Full Beginners Membership Fee: €460
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 945
Designer Nature
Founded 1993
Address

Donaghmoyne,
Carrickmacross,
Co. Monaghan

Telephone 042-9663308
Email mannancastlegc@eircom.net
Website Mannan Castle golf club website
Clubhouse Manager: Thomas Cunningham
Captain: Thomas Gartlan
Lady Captain: Ester Durcan
President: Padraig Lambe
Vice-Captains': Tommy Duffy & Gill Rouiller
Hon. Secretary: Anthony Downey, Finbar Boylan  & Rosemary Barry
Club Pro: Kevin McGivern
Hon. Treasurer: Bernard Doherty & Deanna MacGuinness
Comp. Secretary: Rita O’Loughlin

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.980774
Long:-6.705694
*Please check information before travelling

General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: am to pm
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

Mannan Castle Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captain's Drive-In Saturday 18 March Sunday 19 March Closed 2
Captain's Drive-In Sunday 19 March   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 27 May
Sunday 28 May Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 28 May
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Saturday 15 July
Sunday 16 July Closed 2
Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Sunday 16 July
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Day 1 Wednesday 19 July
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 22 July
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize to the Ladiess Wednesday 2 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 5 August Sunday 6 August Closed 2
Captain's Prize Sunday 6 August   Closed 1
Professional's Prize Saturday 9 September Sunday 10 September Closed 2
Professional's Prize Sunday 10 September   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 2 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 9 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 16 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 23 February   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 2 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 9 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 17 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford  Thursday 23 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 27 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 30 March
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 6 April   Open 1
2-Ladies Team Event Friday 14 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 17 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford  Monday 1 May   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Friday 5 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford
Monday 5 June   Open 1
Gerry Cumiskey Classic Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
Gerry Cumiskey Classic Saturday 10 June Sunday 11 June Open 2
Gerry Cumiskey Classic Sunday 11 June   Open 1
Ladies Charity Scramble
Friday 30 June   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 8 July   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup
Saturday 8 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 7 August
  Open 1
Club Classic Saturday 2 September
Sunday 3 September Open 2
Club Classic Sunday 3 September
  Open 1
3-Ladies Team Event Friday 2 September   Open 1
2-Ladies Team Event Friday 22 September   Open 1
L. & G. 2-Person Team Event
Monday 30 October
  Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 70 SSS 68 5,907 yd's
Yellow Par 70 SSS 68 5,635 yd's
Red Par 70 SSS 68 5,003 yd's
Blue Par 70 SSS 69 6,112 yd's

Card

Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 200 185 153 3 9 136 3 13
2 408 385 375 4 3 342 4 5
3 155 150 145 3 15 94 3 15
4 500 495 485 5 13 418 5 11
5 410 400 393 4 1 328 4 3
6 538 521 502 5 7 448 5 7
7 377 370 352 4 11 325 4 1
8 168 158 140 3 17 123 3 17
9 387 381 364 4 5 319 4 9
Out 3,134 3,045 2,909 35   2,533 35  
10 186 180 167 3 10 148 3 14
11 385 378 367 4 4 322 4 4
12 163 152 140 3 18 125 3 18
13 280 274 260 4 16 250 4 12
14 465 455 440 5 14 430 5 8
15 500 494 483 5 8 395 5 10
16 410 373 360 4 2 350 4 2
17 191 172 150 3 12 133 3 16
18 389 378 360 4 6 317 4 6
In 2,969 2,856 2,727 35   2,470 35  
Total 6,112 5,901 5,635 70   5,003 70  
SSS 69 68 68     68    

Members Achievements

The Girls´ of Mannan Castle Golf Club won the All-Ireland Girls Inter-club Championship when they beat Royal Co. Down Golf Club by 2½ matches to a ½ match at Mallow Golf Club on Tuesday 25th August 2009.

They were drawn against Munster Champions Lahinch Golf Club in the morning they were led by Louise Hanratty who lost to Sinead Sexton by 5 and 4. She was followed by Roison Brady who beat Chloe Duggan by 3 and 2. The bottom match of Amy Boylan had a similar result against Emma McInerney secured the points and their passage to the All-Ireland Final in the afternoon.

They met Ulster Champions Royal Co. Down who had beaten Connacht Champions Co. Sligo by 2 matches to 1 match in their Semi-Final.

They were again led by Louise Hanratty who went all the way to the 18th before securing the point against Sarah Boden. Roison Brady halved her match against Olivia Mehaffey. Amy Boylan had a very convincing 8 and 7 win over Kate Goodman to secure the green-pennant much to the delight of team captain Tom White.

The Ladies of Mannan Castle Golf Club won the Northern District Final of the Miele Ireland Inter-club Fourball when they beat Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club at Greenore Golf Club Wednesday 12th August 2009 by 2½ matches to 1½ matches:

They were led by Gill Rouiller with Roisin Brady who went all the way to the 18th against Darragh McGowan with Deirdre Duncan, before delivering the point to the Monaghan team. They were followed by Louise Hanratty with Mary Cassidy who beat Sheila Breen with Rhonda Russell by 3 and 2. Next on the tee was Rita O'Loughlin with Eilish Crawley who halved their match with Margaret McConnell with Eileen Boyce. The bottom match of Ann Carragher with Mary MacNamee
against Dolores Devenney with Ann McAllister went to the ladies from Donegal by 4 and 3, but they had done enough to secure their passage to the All-Ireland deciders at Mullingar Golf Club on 19th September.

They were drawn against Southern Champions Cahir Park in the All-Ireland Semi-Final, they were led again by Gill Rouiller (8) with Roisin Brady (13) who beat Caitlin Fitzgerald (12) with Catherine Costigan (20) by 4 and 3. They were followed by Louise Hanratty (10) with Mary Cassidy (16) who halved their match against Helen O'Donoghue (10) with Michelle Keating (25). Next on the tee was Ann Carragher (16) with Mary MacNamee who lost out to Susan Carey (13) with Joanne Noonan (26) by 6 and 5. The bottom match of Rita O'Loughlin (14) with Teresa Butler (24) against Marie Keating (19) with Emma Keating (25) went 4 and 3 to the ladies from Tipperary and with it a place in the All-Ireland decider.

Cahir Park played Western Champions Portumna Golf Club the following day and lost out by 2½ matches to 1½ matches, so the green-pennant went West-of-the-Shannon.

Mannan Castle Golf Club won their first major pennant when they won the Ulster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield and were drawn against Leinster Champions The Island Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Rosslare Golf Club on 16th September 2005.

Tony Donagher & Frank Kelly were first up against Joe Cuffe & Stephen Rogers and lost by 3 and 1. They were followed by Seamus Finnegan & Shane Donahue, who halved their match against Dennis Gaffney & Barry Hughes. Next on the tee was Shane Corr & Noel Gartlan against Anthony Sheridan & Ian McCormack who lost by 2 and 1. They were followed by Barry McCourt & Danny Carr pitched against Gerry Dowdall & David Weldon who lost out by a 2 and 1 margin. The bottom match say Rory Fitzhenry & Brendan McMahon halve their match against Noel Rodgers & Conor Whyte.

Although it was not to be their day down on the links in the "Sunny South East" it was a wonderful achievement for such a young club founded in 1993 and affiliated in 1994 to reach the play-offs and be beaten by the eventual All-Ireland Champions.

Mannan Castle Golf Club won the Junior Cowdy Cup in 1998, when the team was Brendan Woods, Eddie O'Neill, Denis Parkins, Eamon Burns, John Lennon, Leo Marron, Jim Marron, Raymond O'Hara, Fintan Gartlan and Peter Garland, they were captained by Denis McArdle.

The Ladies of Manna Castle Golf Club, won the Junior Hilton Shield in 2002, when team was, M. Cumiskey, A. Connolly, Cassidy, S. Larkin, V. Oliver, T. Butler and C. McMahon they were captained by B. Dooley.

The same years Intermediate Shield team was P. Rodgers, G. Finnegan, E. Durcan, Marquis McBride, Mohan. Their first inter club win Breffni 1997 Kay O'Hara, Angela McMenamin, Vera Neill Mairead McCourt. Gill Rouiller Leinster Scratch Cup 2002.

History of Mannan Castle

The club was conceived within the Donaghmoyne Golf Society whose members Michael McBride (the 2011 Club President) and Canon McGreevy had the foresight to see that a golf club was possible in this country parish.  They got verbal agreement from Pat Carragher to lease land and enlisted Sean Crawley, Owen Roe O’Neill and Ray Howell to further the development.  In 1991 an information meeting was called and two hundred and thirty people attended.  The idea was to get buy-in from founding members and the money could then be used with the initial development.  The entry levy was €600 which raised €133,000 over the next couple of weeks.  Work then began in February 1992.

The year 2000 saw us expand the course into 18 holes.  We purchased land from Brian Rooney to develop an additional 5 holes with the original Pat Carragher portion having room for another 4.  We opened our purpose-built clubhouse in 2001 which included a combined dining and bar area, a separate bar, and ladies and gents changing areas.
2006 saw us opening the driving range with automated tees.
In 2009 we developed a chipping area adjacent to the clubhouse.
Our first professional golfer, Kevin McGivern, joined the club on the 1st May 2010, 17 years after we played our first competitive competition.
2011 saw the opening of a 6-hole Pitch & Putt facility and a new putting green and chipping area to compliment our current putting green.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Gill Rouiller 1994 Ladies Captain
Michael McBride 1994 Men's Captain
Cannon G. McGreevy 1994 President
Maureen Crawley 1995 Ladies Captain
Ray Howell 1995 Men's Captain
P. J. McArdle 1995 President
Eileen Howell 1996 Ladies Captain
Sean Crawley 1996 Men's Captain
P. J. McArdle 1996 President
Elmar Marron 1997 Ladies Captain
Mark O'Callaghan 1997 Men's Captain
P. J. McArdle 1997 President
Mairead McCourt 1998 Ladies Captain
Frank Ryan 1998 Men's Captain
Patrick Deighan 1998 President
Philomena Rogers 1999 Ladies Captain
Peadar O'Shea 1999 Men's Captain
Peadar Lynch 1999 President
Rosemary Barry 2000 Ladies Captain
Dick Bourke 2000 Men's Captain
Owen Roe O'Neill 2000 President
Mrs. E. Crawley 2001 Ladies Captain
Denis McArdle 2001 Men's Captain
Mr. J. Crawley 2001 President
Kathleen McArdle 2002 Ladies Captain
Tommy Burke 2002 Men's Captain
Sean Crawley 2002 President
Valerie Oliver 2003 Ladies Captain
Derek Murnaghan 2003 Men's Captain
Brendan McSharry 2003 President
Bridie Dooley 2004 Ladies Captain
Finbar Boylan 2004 Men's Captain
Tom Brennan 2004 President
Mena Marquis 2005 Ladies Captain
Sean Harvey 2005 Men's Captain
Brendan Dooley 2005 President
Mary Cumiskey 2006 Ladies Captain
Jimmy McMahon 2006 Men's Captain
R. Howell 2006 President
Mary Cumiskey 2007 Ladies Captain
Tom White 2007 Men's Captain
Peter Marquis 2007 President
Anne Feeney 2008 Ladies Captain
Patrick N. Brady 2008 Men's Captain
Jim Hanratty 2008 President
Jo Morris 2009 Ladies Captain
Brendan McMahon 2009 Men's Captain
Eddie Rouiller 2009 President
Margaret Bourke 2010 Ladies Captain
Anthony Downey 2010 Men's Captain
Thomas Cunningham 2010 President
Mary White 2011 Ladies Captain
Seamus Whelan 2011 Men's Captain
Michael McBride 2011 President
Ann Connolly 2012 Ladies Captain
Shane Corr 2012 Men's Captain
Sean Harvey 2012 President
Vera Kelly 2013 Ladies Captain
Gerry Matthews 2013 Men's Captain
Rosemary Barry
2013 President
Ann Carragher 2014 Ladies Captain
Andrew Coffey 2014 Men's Captain
Jimmy McMahon 2014 President
Rita O'Loughlin 2015 Ladies Captain
Tommy Hoey 2015 Men's Captain
Gill Rouiller
2015 President
Deanna MacGuinness 2016 Ladies Captain
Liam McKittrick 2016 Men's Captain
Padraig Lambe
2016 President
Ester Durcan 2017 Ladies Captain
Thomas Gartlan 2017 Men's Captain
  2017 President
Gill Rouiller (9) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Jimmy Brown (1) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Mannan Castle

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Breda Jones 23 July 2000  11th   106 yd´s
Jimmy King 5 August 2000 17th   172 yd´s
Brian Hanratty 25 May 2001 11th   123 yd´s
Mary Cumiskey 3 June 2001 17th   140 yd´s
Pat Carroll 20 June 2001 2nd   103 yd´s
Martin Feeney 1 July 2001 9th   180 yd´s
Martin M. Farrelly 28 December 2003 17th   150 yd´s
Gill Rouiller 24 August 2005 7th   123 yd´s
Shay Shanahan 2 October 2005 11th   147 yd´s
Brian Sweeney 26 November 2007 7th   158 yd´s
Brendan Morris 9 July 2009 9th   186 yd´s
Mena Marquis 5 September 2009 11th   131 yd´s