Cahir Park golf club Tipperary
Cahir Park Golf Course
Cahir Park Golf Club has been in existence since 1968 designed by the late Eddie Hackett it is, an18-hole Parkland. The course is divided in two by the River Suir the course has many fine and challenging holes, but none more so than the 7th at 406 mts off the blue stakes this hole will and has tested the best of golfers.
Cahir Park Golf Club constructed a magnificent clubhouse, which leaves the golfer wanting for nothing he or she could require before or after the round of golf. A very warm welcome awaits the visitor at the 19th just one word of warning, if the conversation is about hurling, which is quite likely in this part of the country. Try and avoid using the word Kilkenny or D. J. Carey (of course he should have been a golfer!)
|Green Fees Monday to Thursday High Season:||€20|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H. High Season:||€30|
|Green Fees Monday to Thursday Low Season:||€15|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H. Low Season:||€15|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€15/20|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€10/15|
|Buggy Hire: €25
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||€700|
|Full Senior 70+ Membership Fee:||€550|
|Full Family Membership Fee:||€1,150|
|Full Beginners Membership Fee:||€400|
|Under 35’s Membership Fee:
|Under 25’s Membership Fee:
|Full-Time Student U-25 Fee:||€180|
|Full Distance Membership Fee 5-Day:||€200|
|Full -17 Junior Membership:||€100|
|Full 8+ Junior Membership:||€60|
|Website||Cahir Park golf club website|
|Office Secretary:||Peter McGuire & Kate Sheehy
|Lady Captain:||Margaret Gill|
|Junior Captain:||Ellen Farrell|
|Hon. Secretary:||Gerry Walshe & Rosemary Maher|
|Club Pro:||David Ryan|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Peter McGuire & Joan Forrest|
|Comp. Secretary:||Peter McGuire & Chris Noonan|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 10.30am to 11.00pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities by arrangement||Days to Avoid: None|
|Green Fees are Welcome: Midweek & Weekends||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Cahir Park Golf Club Fixtures 2022 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2022 (to be Confirmed)|
|Vice-Captain's Prize||Friday 17 June||Sunday 19 June||Closed||3|
|Vice-Captain's Prize||Saturday 18 June||Closed||1|
|Vice-Captain's Prize||Sunday 19 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Saturday 25 June||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 2 July||Sunday 3 July||Closed||2|
|Captain's Prize||Sunday 3 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize to the Ladies||Saturday 30 July
||Sunday 31 July||Closed||2|
|Captain's Prize to the Ladies||Sunday 31 July
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men||Saturday 30 July
||Sunday 31 July||Closed||2|
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men||Sunday 31 July
|President's Prize||Saturday 6 August||Sunday 7 August||Closed||2|
|President's Prize||Sunday 7 August||Closed||1|
|ABP Qualifier Singles||Wednesday 1 June||Open||1|
|ABP Qualifier Singles||Wednesday 8 June||Open||1|
|ABP Qualifier Singles||Wednesday 15 June||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week||Monday 20 June||Friday 24 June||Open||5|
||Monday 20 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. 3-Ball any Combination||Tuesday 21 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. 3-Ball any Combination||Wednesday 22 June||Open||1|
|Ladies 3-Person Team Event||Thursday 23 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. 3-Ball any Combination||Friday 24 June
|AIBP Qualifier Singles||Wednesday 29 June||Open||1|
|Ladies 3-Person Team Event||Thursday 7 July||Open
|AIBP Qualifier Singles||Wednesday 13 July||Open||1|
|AIBP Qualifier Singles||Wednesday 20 July||Open||1|
|AIBP Qualifier Singles||Wednesday 27 July
||Monday 1 August||Open||1|
|AIBP Qualifier Singles||Wednesday 3 August||Open||1|
|Cahir Park Pro Am||Tuesday 9 August||IPGA||1|
|AIBP Qualifier Singles||Wednesday 10 August||Open||1|
|AIBP Qualifier Singles||Wednesday 17 August||Open||1|
|Ladies 3-Ball Team Event
||Thursday 18 August||Open||1|
|AIBP Qualifier Singles||Wednesday 24 August
|AIBP Qualifier Singles||Wednesday 31 August
|AIBP Qualifier Singles||Wednesday 7 September||Open||1|
|Ladies 3-Ball Team Event
||Thursday 8 September||Open||1|
|AIBP Qualifier Singles||Wednesday 14 September||Open||1|
|AIBP Qualifier Singles||Wednesday 21 September
|AIBP Qualifier Singles||Wednesday 28 September
|AIBP Qualifier Singles||Wednesday 5 October||Open||1|
|Final of AIBP Singles||Saturday 8 October||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 71 SSS 70 6,186 yd's|
|Red||Par 73 SSS 73 5,416 yd's|
|Green||Par 71 SSS 69 6,070 yd's|
|Blue||Par 71 SSS 71 6,461 yd's|
|The Blind Piper||1||388||381||374||4||10||309||4||10|
|Swiss Cottage Way||8||360||354||349||4||6||304||4||2|
|An Goban Saor||16||96||91||86||3||17||80||3||17|
Men's Course Record: 66
Ladies Course Record: Helen O'Donoghue 75 (8) 23/08/2003
The Ladies of Cahir Park Golf Club won the Intermediate Cup All-Ireland Final at Malone Golf Club when they beat Carton House Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches in 2017.
They won the Munster Final on their Home Course when they beat Ballykisteen Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match on Saturday 2nd September. They were lead out by Susan Carey who beat Jill McCormack by 2 and 1, next on the tee was Michelle Keating who recorded a halve against Sarah Toomey when called-in, she was followed by Breda Keating who beat Catherine English by 3 and 2, the penultimate match of Joanne Quaid-Noonan was declared a half when called-in against Claire Griffin, in the bottom match Kathleen Lonergan recorded a very comfortable 6 and 5 win over Catherine Murphy and with that a place in the All-Ireland Deciders.
They made the long journey to Malone Golf Club in Co. Down where they were drawn against Connaught Champions in the All-Ireland Quarter Finals on Wednesday morning 27th September whom they beat by 3½-matches to 1½-matches. They were lead out this time again by Susan Carey who lost her match by 1-hole against Margaret Harkin, she was followed by Michelle Keating who had a 1-hole win over Connie O’Brien, next on the tee Breda Keating who beat Mary Hyland by 3 and 2, in the penultimate match Joanne Quaid-Noonan had a very comfortable 6 and 4 win over Caroline Delaney, in the bottom match Patricia Browne’s match against Mary Costello-Cunningham was declared a halve when called-in.
They met Mid Leinster Champions Wicklow Golf Club in the afternoon and had a 3-matches to 2-matches win over the ladies from Wicklow Town.
They were led out yet again by Susan Carey who lost out by 2-holes to Maeve O’Boyle, she was followed by Michelle Keating who had a 3 and 2 win over Katie Roche, next on the tee was Breda Keating who had a similar result against Una Doyle, in the penultimate match Joanne Quaid-Noonan had another 3 and 2 win over Deirdre Carroll and the bottom match of Patricia Browne went 5 and 4 to Mary Stapleton.
In the All-Ireland Final they met Carton House Golf Club the following day, Susan Carey went up the 19th before relinquishing the point to Emma Fox, Michelle Keating recorded a very comfortable 7 and 5 win over Maura Bruton, next up was Breda Keating who lost out to Siobhan Plunkett by 2 and 1, in the penultimate match Joanne Quaid-Noonan had a 2 and 1 win over Ros McCarthy and in the bottom match Patricia Browne went all the way up the 23rd before securing the point and the Green Pennant against Ann McQuillan.
The Ladies of Cahir Park Golf Club reached the All-Ireland Semi-Final of the Junior Foursomes at Dundalk Golf Club on Friday 23rd September 2016, when they lost out to Tramore Golf Club by 2-matches to 1-match.
They were lead out by Bernadette Carroll with Michelle Keating who had a 4 and 3 win over Collette Palmer with Mia Maughan, they were followed by Catherine Costigan with Chris Noonan who lost out to Sarah Howard with Lucia Ahern O'Flaherty by 2-holes, in the bottom match Yvonne Morrisson with Patricia Browne lost out to Rachel Mulcahy with Mary Cantwell by 6 and 5. Tramore went on to beat Connacht Champions Castlebar Golf Club by 2½-matches to ½-match in the All-Ireland Final.
The Ladies of Cahir Park Golf Club were runners-up in the All-Ireland Final of the Miele Ireland Inter-club Fourball at Mullingar Golf Club on Sunday 20th September 2009.
They beat Kilkenny Golf Club in the Southern District Final at Gort Golf Club on Monday 10th August by 3 matches to 1 match. They were led by Caitlin Fitzgerald with Catherine Costigan who halved their match against Muireann O'Farrell with Eimear O'Donnell. They were followed by Helen O'Donoghue with Michelle Keating who beat Marion O'Reilly with Christine Carroll by 5 and 4. Next on the tee was Susan Carey with Joanne Noonan who went all the way to the 18th before delivering the vital point to the Tipperary ladies against Ann Moynihan-Rudden with Laura Buckley. The bottom match of Marie Keating with Emma Keating was halved with Margaret Campion with Aoife Frazer.
They met Northern District Champions Manna Castle Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. They were led again by Caitlin Fitzgerald (12) with Catherine Costigan (20) who lost out to Gill Rouiller (8) with Roisin Brady (13) by 4 and 3. They were followed by Helen O'Donoghue (10) with Michelle Keating (25) who halved their match against Louise Hanratty (10) with Mary Cassidy (16). Next on the tee was Susan Carey (13) with Joanne Noonan (26) who had a convincing 6 and 5 win over Ann Carragher (16) with Mary MacNamee (21). The bottom match of Marie Keating (19) with Emma Keating (25) clinched their place in the All-Ireland Final when they recorded a 4 and 3 win over Rita O'Loughlin (14) with Teresa Butler (24).
They met Western District Champions Portumna Golf Club in the All-Ireland decider and were led again by Caitlin Fitzgerald (12) with Catherine Costigan (20) who went down to Suzanne Corcoran (4) with Mary Madden (24) by 5 and 4. They were followed by Helen O'Donoghue (10) with Michelle Keating (25) who went to the 18th before beating Anita Carey (13) with Annette Cahalan (20). Next up was Susan Carey (13) & Joanne Noonan (26) against Anne Cassidy (7) with Audrey McGrath (30) when they lost out to by 3 and 2. The bottom match of Marie Keating (19) with Emma Keating (25) was halved with Claire Callanan (8) with Mary McElroy (31), but the halve was enough to see the green-pennant go west of the Shannon.
The boys' of Cahir Park Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Fred Daly Trophy in 2006, when the team was, Darren Sweeney, Paul Eivers, David Rencontre, Brian McEvoy, Eoin Ahearne, Neil Carey, Neil Farrell and Patrick Butler, they were managed by Pat McEvoy.
The Ladies' of Cahir Park Golf Club won the Tipperary League in 2006, when the team was Imelda Fitzpatrick, Eleanor Cummins, Yvonne Morrison, Rosaleen Fitzgerald, Deirdre O'Neill, Pauline Mulcahy, Chris Noonan, Catherine English, Anne McLoughlin, Eileen Cooney, Phil O'Connor, Breda Hickey, Mary Kenneally, they were managed by Susan Carey and Caitlin Fitzgerald.
Cahir Park won the Munster Final of the Jimmy Carroll Cup (All-Ireland Seniors) in 2005, when the team was, Pat White, Joe Lonergan, Bernie Boles, Michael O'Byrne, Bill Quill, Michael Fitzgerald, Tom Kennedy, Arthur O'Donnell, Mat Ryan and Paddy Walsh.
The Ladies' of Cahir Park won the Regional Final of the ILGU All-Ireland Runners-Up Ladies Fourball Championship in 2004, when the team was, Imelda Buckley, Susan Carey, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Yvonne Morrison, Margaret Casey, Chris Noonan, Breda Wall, Marie Keating, Imelda Fitzpatrick, Cathy O'Gorman and Catherine Morrissey
Cahir Park Golf Club won the Midland District of the Heineken Mixed Foursomes in 2004, when the team was, Imelda Buckley, Susan Carey, Chris Noonan, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Yvonne Morrison, Marie Keating, Neil Carey, Michael Fitzgerald, Gerry Walshe, Val O'Neill, Sean Casey, Eamon Williams, Trevor Melbourne, John Morrison, Shay Hughes, Catherine Morrissey, P. J. Moloney, Cathy O'Gorman, Imelda Fitzpatrick, Nial Morrison, Pat Ryan and Anthony Daly.
The Ladies of Cahir Park won the ILGU Junior League in 2002, when the team was Susan Carey, Mary Keane, Cathy O'Gorman, Chris Noonan, Phil O'Connor and Imelda Fitzpatrick they were captained by Betty Buttimer.
Cahir Park duo Chris Noonan (23) and Val O'Neill were leading qualifiers in the Spar-Irish Independent National Mixed Pairs, when they returned 62 points at Dungarvan Golf Club in July 2002. It was on to The Royal Dublin Golf Club for the final. They were, joined by fellow club mates Mary (26) and Larry (5), Keane who also returned 62 points, but were beaten on a count-back.
Prior to 2001:
Cahir Park won the Munster Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes in 1998, when the team was Gerry Morrison, Ed Doheny, Imelda Buckley, Eamon Williams, Yvonne Morrison, Pat Ryan, John Morrison, Larry Keane, Con O'Driscoll, Chris Noonan, Breda Ryan, Mairead Butler and Catherine Morrissey.
They were County Champions in the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 1997, when the team was P. J. Caplice, Michael O'Brien, P. Walsh, D. Ryan, S. Power, N. Ryan, T. Finn J. Davis, R. Downey, P. White and B. Boles, they were selected by T. Curley.
The Ladies of Cahir Park won their first ILGU pennant in the 31-year history of the club. When, they won the Munster Final of the Minor League, when they had a three-and-a-half win to one-and-a-half over Ballyheigue Castle G. C. at Limerick G. C. on the 31st May 1999. The Team was Mary Flynn, Breda Foley, Catherine Coyne, Susan Carey, and Breda Wall they were captained by Ann O'Brien.
They followed that by winning the Ulster Bank Ladies Fourball District Championship in 1999, when the team was Bernie Carroll, Bridget Walsh, Mairead Butler, Cathleen Fitzgerald, Phil O'Connor, Chris Noonan, Margaret Casey and Catherine Morrissey, they were captained by Marie Keating.
They won the Tipperary A League in 1998, when the team was Chris Noonan, Marie Keating, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Margaret Casey, Helen McCarthy, Catherine Morrissey, Bernie Carroll, they were managed by Breda Ryan.
The Boys', of Cahir Park won the Munster Section of the Irish Junior Foursomes, in 1999 and were beaten finalist, having had a 3-hole win over Westport G. C. in the semi-finals. The team was Ian Morrison with Christopher Kendrick, and Darragh O'Donnell with James Cantwell and John Whelan.
Cahir Park won their first GUI National pennant when they won the All-Ireland Irish Mixed Foursomes at Galway G. C. in 1995, when the team was, Gerry Walshe, Breda Ryan, Imelda Buckley, Sean Casey, Brigid Kennedy, Yvonne Morrison, Married Buckley, Adrian Lonergan, Garry Morrison, Con O'Driscoll, John Morrison, Eithne Kelly.
Cahir Park reached the Grand Final of the Vauxhall Golf Club Team Classic in 1994.
Members who played representative golf for their Province;
Patrick Butler represented Munster in the Boys' Interprovincial Championships in 2008 playing 6-times won 2-matches halved two and lost 2-matches accumulating 6- points;
Christopher Kendrick represented Munster in the Boys' Interprovincial Championships in 2003 playing 2-times won 0-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 0- points;
Breda McCarthy won the Ladies Midland Championship in 1973.
History of Cahir Park
Golf was first played at Cahir in 1902, although not affiliated to the GUI until 1968. The Irish Golfers Guide, 1911, states "nine-holes, within one and a half miles from Cahir Station, the course is on a gravel hill, commanding fine view." Sunday play was not allowed, and it was not affiliated to the GUI. There is no mention of the club in Thom's Directory, 1930.
Roll of Honour
|Jo Doyle||1990||Ladies Captain|
|Brenda Kerins||1990||Ladies President|
|Peter Mcguire||1990||Men's Captain|
|Catherine Coyne||1991||Ladies Captain|
|Phil O'Brien||1991||Ladies President|
|Michael Costello||1991||Men's Captain|
|Helen McCarthy||1992||Ladies Captain|
|Moira Carroll||1992||Ladies President|
|Peter McCarthy||1992||Men's Captain|
|Ailish Buckley||1993||Ladies Captain|
|Eithne Kelly||1993||Ladies President|
|Paddy Walsh||1993||Men's Captain|
|Phil O'Brien||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Eithne Kelly||1994||Ladies President|
|Brendan Webb||1994||Men's Captain|
|Chris Noonan||1995||Ladies Captain|
|Imelda Fitzpatrick||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Sean Walsh||1996||Men's Captain|
|Phil O'Connor||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Fitzgerald||1997||Men's Captain|
|Phil O'Carroll||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Tim Curley||1998||Men's Captain|
|Breda Ryan||1999||Ladies Captain|
|John Ryan||1999||Men's Captain|
|Ann O'Brien||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Joe Barbato||2000||Men's Captain|
|Cathy O'Gorman||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Anthony O'Gorman||2001||Men's Captain|
|Bernie Carroll||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Duggan||2002||Men's Captain|
|Bernie Carroll||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Philip Shealy||2003||Men's Captain|
|Eithne Kelly||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Liam Duffy||2004||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Phil O'Carroll||2004||President|
|Miriam Halley||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Ted Linehan||2005||Men's Captain|
|Chris Noonan||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Niall Carey||2006||Men's Captain|
|Susan Carey||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Pat Mullally||2007||Men's Captain|
|Pauline Mulcahy||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Joe Lonergan||2008||Men's Captain|
|Ann McLoughlin||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Paul Adamsom||2009||Men's Captain|
|Catherine English||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Gerry O'Looney||2010||Men's Captain|
|James F. Keating||2010||President|
|Mary Reidy||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Gerry O'Looney||2011||Men's Captain|
|James F. Keating||2011||President|
|Jo Fahey||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Ned Lonergan||2012||Men's Captain|
|Julie Connelly||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Ned Lonergan||2014||Men's Captain|
|Breda Keating||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Noel Hally||2015||Men's Captain|
|Stephen Kirwan||2016||Men's Captain|
|Rosemary Maher||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Lee Grogan||2017||Men's Captain|
|Anne Fitzgerald||2018||Ladies Captain|
|David Walsh||2018||Men's Captain|
|Marie Devitt||2019||Ladies Captain|
|Paul Eivers||2019||Men's Captain|
|Susan Carey||2020||Ladies Captain|
|Vincent Bradshaw||2020||Men's Captain|
|Jake Linley||2020||Junior Captain|
|Geraldine Lyons||2021||Ladies Captain|
|Margaret Gill||2022||Ladies Captain|
|Gary Morrison||2022||Men's Captain|
|Ellen Farrell||2022||Junior Captain|
|Kathleen Fitzgerald (12)||2022||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Emmet Leahy (1)||2022||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Ian Halpin (1.7)||2022||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Cahir Park
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Pat Dwyer||5th||150 yd's|
|Richard Fahey||5th||150 yd's|
|Ned Lonergan||1 July 2000||9th||139 yd's|
|Rory McHugh||30 August 2002||3rd||160 yd's|
|Raymond Davern||17 May 2005||3rd||178 yd's|
|Maura Cooney||9 June 2005||9th||132 yd's|
|Jack Elsted||5 July 2005||3rd||178 yd's|
|Brid Roycroft||24 July 2006||16th||80 yd's|
|Imelda Buckley||7 August 2006||16th||9-iron||80 yd's|
|James Ryan||19 July 2008||5th||185 yd's|
|Tony Butler||22 August 2009||16th||92 yd's|
|31 May 2020||16th||96 yd's|