Rossmore golf club Monaghan
Rossmore Golf Course
Rossmore was formed in 1916 by Lord Rossmore who generously offered the course free of rent in his domain, together with the Gate Lodge as the pavilion. This family link remains to this day, where Lord Rossmore, the 7th Baron, acts as Club Patron. However, Rossmore extended to 18 holes in 1992 and it is now a challenging 18-hole course.
Jack Charlton, the Republic of Ireland Manager at the time, was among the first to tackle the new Rossmore. The event was lavishly reported in the "Northern Standard" under the banner headline "Big Jack gives Rossmore's new course a lash".
I6 Nations Grand Slam winning team player Tommy Bowe is a member of Rossmore Golf Club. Indeed the Bowe's have been long time members of this club.
Rossmore also offer competitive packages for societies and packages can include food, contact proshop for more details.
Ladies have full membership here and Veri and Michelle McGreevey have both scaled the" heights of Lady Amateur golf in Ireland by representing Ireland at full international level.
|Green Fees Midweek:||€25|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H:.||€30|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€20/25|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€10/15|
|Full Membership Fee:||€670|
|Full Retired Membership Fee:||€502|
|Full Family Membership Fee:||€1212|
|Full Duistance Membership Fee:||€250|
|Full Junior Membership Fee:||€100|
|Full Juvenile Membership Fee:||€100|
|Website||Rossmore golf club website|
|Hon. Secretary:||Patrick McMorrow & Kathleen Cadden|
|Club Pro:||Ciaran Smyth 047-71222|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Niall Malone & Mary Coyle|
|Comp. Secretary:||Tadgh Foley & Collette Connolly|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 10.30am to 11.30pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: None|
|Green fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Rossmore Golf Club Fixtures 2020 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2020 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Saturday 5 January
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
||Thursday 11 June||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize to the Ladies||Thursday 18 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men||Thursday 18 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Saturday 20 June||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize (Q)||Friday 24 July
||Sunday 25 July||Closed||3
|Captain's Prize (Q)||Saturday 25 July
|Captain's Prize||Sunday 26 July
|President's Prize||Friday 14 August||Saturday 15 August||Closed||2|
|President's Prize||Saturday 15 August||Closed||1|
|President's Medal||Friday 14 August||Saturday 15 August||Closed||2|
|President's Medal||Saturday 15 August||Closed||1|
|Mixed Foursomes||Sunday 8 March||Open||1|
||Thursday 12 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Saturday 21 March||Sunday 22 March||Open||2|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Sunday 22 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford
||Thursday 26 March
||Friday 27 March
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 27 March
|Open Weekend||Saturday 28 March
|Open Weekend||Sunday 29 March
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 2 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 16 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 23 April
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 30 April||OPEN||1|
|Lions Club Classic||Monday 4 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 7 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 14 May||Open||1|
|Ladies Open Rose Bowl||Saturday 16 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 21 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Saturday 23 May
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 28 May
|Monaghan GAA Classic||Friday 29 May
||Saturday 30 May
|Monaghan GAA Classic||Saturday 30 May
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 4 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 11 June||Open||1|
|Juniors Singles Stableford||Fridday 12 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 18 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 25 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 2 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 4 July||Open||1|
||Thursday 9 July||Open||1|
|Singles Strokes||Friday 10 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 11 July||Open||1|
|3-Person Scramble||Sunday 12 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 16 July||Open||1|
|3-Person Scramble||Thursday 23 July||Open||1|
|3-Person Scramble||Saturday 25 July||Sunday 26 July||Open||2|
|3-Person Scramble||Sunday 26 July||Open||1|
|Rotary Club Classic||Monday 3 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 6 August||Open||1|
|Ladies Magill Cup||Saturday 8 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 13 August||Open||1|
|2-Person Team Event
||Thursday 20 August||Open||1|
||Friday 21 August||Open||1|
|Family Scotch Foursomes
||Saturday 22 August||Open
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 27 August
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 3 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 10 September||Open||1|
|Credit Union Shield Scratch Cup||Friday 11 September||Sunday 13 September||Open||3
|Credit Union Shield Scratch Cup||Saturday 12 September||Open||1|
|Credit Union Shield Scratch Cup||Sunday 13 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 17 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 24 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 1 October||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 8 October||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 15 October||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 22 October||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 70 SSS 71 5,962 m|
|Red||Par 71 SSS 72 4,845 m|
|Blue||Par 70 SSS 70 5,670 m|
Men's Course Record: 64 Ronnie Berry (1) 01/10/2006
Ladies Course Record:
Rossmore Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Ulster Pierce Purcell Shield when they beat Donegal Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match in the decider on Saturday 24th April 2019.
They were lead out by Paul Bennett with Brendan Gilbane who beat Joseph Timoney with Francis McGranaghan by 1-hole, they were followed by James Corrigan with Padraig who had a 2-hole win over John Joe Travers, up next was John McKenna with Alan Finnegan who halved their match against Denis Kelly with Raymond Nolan, the penultimate match of Ray McDonnell with Adrian Trappe had a very comfortable 6 and 4 win over Charles Callaghan with Mark Sweeney, the bottom match of Donal Guckian with Dermot McMahon against Sean Martin with Bill Harris when called in.
They made their way to Westport Golf Club to participate in the All-Ireland deciders.
They were drawn against Munster Champions Charleville Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on 20th September at Westport Golf Club and lost out by 3½-matches to 1½-matches to the eventual green pennant winners.
In the top match Alan Finnegan with John McKenna won their match by 4 and 3 against Michael Thompson with Ollie Kennelly, next on the tee was James Corrigan with Padraig Trappe who lost their match against Trevor Barry with Danny Deady by 3 and 2, they were followed by Paul Bennett with Bernard Gilbane who lost out to Ciaran Hurley with Paddy O’Keeffe by 5 and 4, in the penultimate match Rory McDonnell with Adrian Trappe lost their match against Ger Mullane with John O’Keeffe by 3 and 1 and the bottom match of Brendan Casey with Dermot McMahon against Stephen Twomey with Eamonn Leahy was recorded as a halve when called-in.
Rossmore Golf Club retained the Ulster Championship in the Pierce Purcell Shield in 2014 when they beat Kilrea Golf Club in the Ulster Final by 4-matches to 1-match at Rockmount Golf Club on Sunday 17th July.
They were led by Bernard Gilbane with Rory McDonnell beat Terry Rogers with Billy Miller by 3 and 2, they were followed by Adrian Trappe with Dermot McMahon who had a comfortable 5 and 3 win over Kevin Kidd with Gerard Donaghy, next up was Padraig Trappe with Brendan Casey who beat Gabriel Bradley with Dominic Kealey by 6 and 5, the bottom two matches of Alan Finnigan with Declan Murphy against James Henry with Uel Watt and John McKenna with Malachy Deery against Seamus Quinn with Gabriel McTaggert were halve when called-in, so it was a comfortable win to retain the pennant.
They made their way to Carton House for the First staging of the Cups & Shields at what is now the GUI Headquarters and were drawn against Leinster Champions Coollattin Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 17th September.
This time they were led out by Gerry McMahon with Rory McDonnell who beat John Byrne with James Harte by 2 and 1, they were followed by Padraig Trappe with Brendan Casey who recorded a 5 and 3 win over Michael O'Neill with Owen Coleman, next up was Adrian Trappe with Alan Finnegan they to had a comfortable 4 and 3 win over Declan Traynor with Paul Tyrrell again the bottom two matches of Bernard Gilbane with Dermot McMahon against Michael Shortall with Jim Cullen and John McKenna with Malachy Deery against Joe Murphy with John Thompson were halved when called-in.
They met Munster Champions Spanish Point Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final on the Friday, Spanish Point had won the Pierce Purcell Shield at Royal Tara Golf Club the previous year and had accounted for Rossmore in the Semi-Final so there was no shortage of motivation in the Monaghan team.
They were led out by Bernard Gilbane with Dermot McMahon who halved their match against Kevin Hynes with Damian Sexton, next up was Gerry McMahon with Rory McDonnell who lost their match against Evan Talty with Mervin Hehir by 2-holes, they were followed by Padraig Trappe with Brendan Casey who went down to Fergal Hehir with Martin Glenny by 5 and 4, in the penultimate match of Adrian Trappe with Alan Finnegan against Aiden Sexton with Stephen Guilfoyle went 6 and 4 to the Clare men and with it the green pennant, the bottom match of John McKenna with Malachy Deery was halved against Eric Murrihy with Niall Heeney.
Rossmore Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 2013 when they beat Co. Armagh Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½ matches in the final.
They made their way to Royal Tara Golf Club to compete in the National Deciders where they were drawn against Munster Champions Spanish Point in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals. They were led by Michael McQuaid with Darren Connolly who lost out to Evan Talty with Mervyn Hehir by 4 and 3 they were followed by John Heffernan with Alan Finnegan against two of the Hehir brothers Michael and Fergus who lost out by 2 and 1 next up was Padraig Trappe with Brendan Casey who halved their match against Anthony Garrihy and Aiden Sexton the penultimate match of A. Trappe with Dermot McMahon against Michael Talty and Stephen Guilfoyle was also halved in the bottom match John McKenna with Malachy Deery went 2 and 1 to Conor O’Loughlin with Kevin Hynes. They were captained by Eugene McGinnity.
So it was not to be for Rossmore to return with their first Cups & Shields green pennant.
Rossmore Golf Club won the Ulster Fourball in 2001, when the team was P. McGuinness, S. McQuaid, M. McCague, J. Kelly, D. Doody, W. Connolly, P. Meehan, P. Murphy, D. Smyth and S. Treanor they were captained by C. McCrossan.
Rossmore member Gerard Brady (10) teamed up with his aunt Mai McCabe, who plays her golf out of Cold Winters Golf Club, in the final regional qualifiers of the Spar-Irish Independent Mixed Pairs Challenge at Westmanstown Golf Club in early August 2001. They posted a score of 54 points which say them through to the National Finals at Adare Manor Golf & Country Club on the 25th of August.
Prior to 2001:
Rossmore won the Inaugural J. B. Carr All-Ireland Diamond Trophy at Woodbrook Golf Club in 1996. The team was Mervyn Jackson, Monsignor G. McSorley, Mickey Grealy, Packie McGuinness, Seamus Timoney, Raymond McCreevy, Patrick Doherty, Stanley Loughran Jimmy McKenna and Gerry Kerr they were captained by Aidan Goldan.
Rossmore Golf Club won the Ulster Mixed Foursomes in 1989, when the team was, J. Shannon, P. J. Harte, S. Kilroy, J. O'Gorman, P. Hesnan, B. Jenkins, M. Quinn, K. Bond and M. Hesnan they were captained by B. Geary and B. Blemings.
Lady Captain, Patricia O'Connor (17), Captain, Matt Waters (16) and Hon. Treasurer Eugene McGinnitty (13), booked their place in the National Final of the Mercedes Benz/Irish Independent Executive Golf Trophy at the K Club, on August 17th, 2000, when they shot 81 points in the regional qualifier at Glasson G. C.
Vari McGreevy was selected to represent Ireland in the European Ladies Junior Championships at Shannon Golf Club in 1990, having played for Ireland in the Girls' Home Internationals in 1987, and won the Irish Girls Close Championship the same year.
Michelle McGreevy was selected to play for Ireland in the European Ladies Team Championship at Nordcentre Golf and Country Club, Finland in 1997. She played in the Ladies' Home Internationals at Burnham and Berrow in 1998, at Lahinch in 1997 and at Longriddry in 1996.
She played in the European Ladies' Junior Championship at Colony Golf Club, Vienna in 1994 and at Nairn Golf Club, Scotland in 1996, having played for Ireland in the Girls' Home Internationals at Whitechurch Golf Club in 1991, at Moseley Golf Club in 1992, at Helensburgh Golf Club in 1993. She won the Irish Girls' Close Championship in 1992 and 1993.
History of Rossmore
Ros or Ross means a point of land or wood. MÓ r is the Irish word for big. Hence the word ´Rossmore´ fits the description of a large wood which was often a feature of a walled estate so typical of 19th century Ireland. Encompassing much natural beauty of lakes, streams and forest, the Rossmore estate was home to the Westenra family, Barons of Rossmore. The golf club owes its existence to the generosity of this family
In 1916 a number of of citizens of Monaghan town decided to start a golf club. They approached the right Honourable Derrick Warner William, fifth Lord Baron Rossmore with a request that he should lease them part of his demesne. Lord Rossmore agreed to let 65 acres to the trustees of the club at the nominal rent of one shilling (2.5 pence) per year. Also included in the letting was a gate lodge that was used as the club house. A meeting, over which Lord Rossmore presided, was held in the western Arms Hotel on the 16th of August 1916 and the Golf Club was formed.
A mysterious fire destroyed the gate lodge in 1925 and many members lost golf clubs and equipment. Damages amounting to 1,262 pounds were awarded to the club and the members and with this money a new club house was built. It was opened in 1927. This clubhouse survived until 1984 when the present clubhouse was opened.
The original course was nine holes but it was extended to 18 holes in 1992. Since then several holes have been re-designed to make more use of the many lakes and streams and rivers throughout the course. Now with so many challenging holes it has championship potential and will test the best of golfers.
Many famous people and notable golfers have played at Rossmore: Fred Daly (ex British Open and Ryder Cup) was regular visitor, Darren Clarke suffered defeat at the hands of Rossmore Club Members during his amateur inter-club days, while Norman Drew (ex walker and Ryder Cup) was club professional for a number of years.
Roll of Honour
|N. Kilroy||1989||Ladies Captain|
|P. Murnane||1989||Men's Captain|
|N. McKenna||1990||Ladies Captain|
|J. McKenna||1990||Men's Captain|
|M. Hesnan||1991||Ladies Captain|
|L. McCluskey||1991||Men's Captain|
|M. Cassidy||1992||Ladies Captain|
|V. Gihawley||1992||Men's Captain|
|R. G. Patton||1992||President|
|N. O'Gorman||1993||Ladies Captain|
|P. McLoughlin||1993||Men's Captain|
|R. G. Patton||1993||President|
|B. Fadden||1994||Ladies Captain|
|R. Sleator||1994||Men's Captain|
|Mrs M. McEntee||1994||President|
|P. Golden||1995||Ladies Captain|
|G. White||1995||Men's Captain|
|Mrs M. McEntee||1995||President|
|L. Finlay||1996||Ladies Captain|
|M. Deery||1996||Men's Captain|
|B. McGuinness||1997||Ladies Captain|
|B. Casey||1997||Men's Captain|
|M. Macklin||1998||Ladies Captain|
|K. Treanor||1998||Men's Captain|
|Mrs S. Clerkin||1998||President|
|K. Dawson||1999||Ladies Captain|
|P. Connolly||1999||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. S. Clerkin||1999||President|
|Pat O'Connor||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Mr. Matt Waters||2000||Men's Captain|
|Mgr. G. Sorley||2000||President|
|Madge Coyle||2001||Ladies Captain|
|David O'Connor||2001||Men's Captain|
|Mgr. G. Sorley||2001||President|
|Kathleen Mohan||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Oliver Clerkin||2002||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Betty Blemings||2002||President|
|Mrs. Bridie Corley||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Vincent Lee||2003||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Betty Blemings||2003||President|
|Patricia Sullivan||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Gerry McMahon||2004||Men's Captain|
|Pauline Leonard||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Michael McQuaid||2005||Men's Captain|
|Bernie Connolly||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Ben Beggan||2006||Men's Captain|
|Brigid Gilhawley||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Joe Morgan||2007||Men's Captain|
|Kathleen Rafferty||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Nigel Graham||2008||Men's Captain|
|Margaret Hanlon||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Willie Cullen||2009||Men's Captain|
|Grainne Reilly||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Nugent||2010||Men's Captain|
|Margaret Treanor||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Liddle||2011||Men's Captain|
|Agnes McBirney||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Francis Beggan||2012||Men's Captain|
|Anne Durnin||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Seamus Meehan||2013||Men's Captain|
|Marie McKenna||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Jim Fanning||2014||Men's Captain|
|Patricia McDermott||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Donal Guckian||2015||Men's Captain|
|Eileen Kearns||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Maurice McBirney||2016||Men's Captain|
|Mary McGann||2017||Ladies Captain|
|John Heffernan||2017||Men's Captain|
|Jo Treanor||2018||Ladies Captain|
|James Murphy||2018||Men's Captain|
|Therese Cunningham||2019||Ladies Captain|
|Pat McMorrow||2019||Men's Captain|
|2020||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Romney Berry (1)||2020||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Rossmore
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Eugene McGuigan||1 June 2001||13th||125 m|
|Noeleen O'Gorman||6 August 2005||16th||134 m|
|Tommy Collins||9 September 2006||8th||183 m|
|William Cullen||17 October 2006||13th||118 m|
|Patricia Gatt||2 January 2007||7th||101 m|
|Betty Blemings||31 October 2007||2nd||137 m|
|Barry O'Gorman||29 June 2009||2nd||168 m|
|Gary McCaughey||30 August 2009||13th||157 m|