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Kildalkey Golf Society

Founded 2006

Society Members in 2010

2014 Season

Portugal Trip 2016

We are organising a trip to Portugal in October 2016. Its 4 nights B&B in the Ampalius Hotel, Villamoura with three rounds of golf at The Old Course Villamoura, Victoria and Laguna. One x 15kg bag, golf clubs and all transfers for just €750. As spaces are limited, please advise of your interst to 086 948 9094

To secure your place we need a deposit of €50 now with a further €200 payable by 7th April 2015. Monies can be paid to Tom Carroll, Trevor Darling or Karl Stewart. Contact nos. here

AGM 2014 Report

Our AGM was held on Thursday 13th November in the Snug House lounge. It was the best attended AGM in recent years with no fewer than fifteen members present. Outgoing Secretary James Monaghan presented his last annual report to the committee.

A synopsis of what happened is as follows:

* John O'Connor was elected as the new Society Secretary.
* Tom Carroll is the new Captain for 2015.
* Full list of courses for 2015 and tees times announced and can be seen on the right.
* The outing to Glasson GC will be the overnight for 2015
* The Society will play off all forward tees from now on except where otherwise instructed by course on the day.
* Anyone who manages a hole-in-one will receive a €100 bonus and engraved plaque
* "Hall of Fame" tab to be added to Website

Brian Heverin won the members draw for free membership for 2015.

The full AGM report is here


Kildalkey Golf Society AGM takes place on Thursday 13th November 2014 at 9.00pm in the Snug House. All members and intending members welcome. There will be a free drink for those in attendance and a members draw for free membership for 2015.

Captain Mattie Lynch presents the GOY Trophy to Stephen Skelly

2014 Golfer of the Year

The Golfer of the Year went to Stephen Skelly with 141 points. Stephen Kelly finished second with 137 points followed close behind by Tom Carroll on 136 points. Full list is featured on the GOY page.

The AGM will take place on Thursday 13th November in the Snug House at 9:00pm. A draw will be held on the night for free membership for 2015 and a free drink for those in attendance.

Headford (New) GC - Turkey Shoot 02/11/2014

Captain Mattie Lynch presents to Headford winner Brian Heverin

The final outing of the season was the Turkey Shoot held at Headford (new) GC on Sunday 2nd November 2014 with tee off at 10:00am. 28 players took the test which included 3 visitors. Weather was bright and clear for the duration. It was also decision day for the GOY with all to play for.

Brian Heverin won the day with a great score of 40 points. That's a new 40's club sweater on order. Stephen Kelly took second place with 37 points and Stephen Skelly took third spot with 36 points. Placings are as follows:

Pos. Name Pts.
1 Brian Heverin 40
2 Stephen Kelly 37
3 Stephen Skelly 36
4 Tom Caroll 35
5 Martin Hickey 34
6 Derek Doogan 33
7 William Monaghan 31
8 Bill Hayes 31

Tom Carroll won the longest drive and Bill Hayes was nearest the pin. Neil Hand won the visitors prize. Three 2's were carded and they were Tom Carroll, Derek Doogan and Michael Collins.

Tee Times for Headford New Turkey Shoot Outing - 2nd November 2014

Please be in attendance 30 minutes before your allotted Tee time.

Tee Time Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4
10:00am R.Delea J.Corrigan M.Hickey -
10:06am T.Carroll Visitor D.Doogan -
10:12am D.Dolan A.Quinn D.Botha -
10:18am T.Collins B.Carroll S.Kelly -
10:24am T.Darling M.Blake B.Hayes -
10:30am B.Heverin T.Vaughan Visitor -
10:36am I.Kennedy D.Gray S.Skelly -
10:42am B.Corrigan T.Morgan M.Collins PJ.Ward
10:48am J.O'Connor P.Doogan M.Lynch Visitor
10:54am J.Monaghan W.Monaghan J.Darby Visitor

Kildalkey GS & Marcies Captains exchange Ryder Cup 2013

2014 Ryder Cup Changes hands again

Marcies (Trim) took back the Ryder Cup trophy from Kildalkey GC on Saturday 11th October, 2014 which was played in Co. Meath GC.The score was 9.5 to 8.5. Kildalkey just needed a half point from the final group to retain the cup, but it wasn't to be. The morning foursomes started out in foggy conditions, which lifted for a fine afternoon in the singles. The cup may well have been retained before the final group completed, as a wrong ball was played earlier in the day and the game was conceded to Marcies.

Kildalkey lost the morning foursomes by a score of 4 to 2, but by mid afternoon had clawed that back and were up 5 to 3 in the singles and all square in the other match. That made it 7 a piece with all to play for over the last remaining few holes covering three matches. But Marcies emerged victors this year. The overall score is now 2-1 to Marcies and we hope to even that up in 2015.

Scores to follow.

Captains Day - Co. Meath GC - 30/08/2014

Captain Mattie Lynch presents to The Captain's Day winner James Monaghan

The 2014 Captain's Day took place at Co.Meath GC, Trim, on Saturday 30th August. Tee off was at 11:54am. Twenty nine members and two visitors took up the challenge. Conditions were overcast, warm and the breeze a bit tricky. Thankfully we only had to cope with one shower early on. The top three had to be separated on a count back, each scoring 38 points. The next 2 places also tied on 36 points went to a count back. It was anticipated that a 40 pointer would be carded, but wasn't to be. Here is the full list of honours:

  1. James Monaghan
  2. Justin Corrigan
  3. Tom Carroll
  4. Stephen Kelly
  5. Stephen Skelly
  6. Mattie Lynch - Capt
  7. Denis Botha
  8. Michael Collins
  9. Kevin Allen
  10. Des Gray

Longest drive winner was Bill Hayes and James Monaghan took nearest the Pin. Bill Hayes also won the front 9 with John O'Connor taking the back 9. Martin Blake took the 2's with Martin Stone lifting the visitors prize.

We move on to the Turkey Shoot on 2nd November only to be interrupted by the annual Ryder Cup Challange against Marcies, Trim in October.

Tee Times for Captain's Day in Co. Meath GC - 30th August 2014

Please be in attendance 30 minutes before your allotted Tee time.

Tee Time Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4
11.54am W.Monaghan B.Hayes T.Darling -
12.02pm M.Collins K.Allen T.Gethin -
12.10pm R.Delea D.Gray P.Rochford -
12.18pm A.Quinn D.Botha K.Stewart -
12.26pm T.Collins S.Skelly J.McCann -
12.34pm B.Corrigan M.Stone M.Blake -
12.42pm J.O'Connor Neill Hand J.Darby -
12.50pm J.Corrigan B.Carey J.Monaghan -
12.58pm B.Carroll D.Dolan I.Kennedy -
1.06pm M.Lynch S.Kelly T.Carroll T.Masterson

The Heritage GC - 12/07/2014

Captain Mattie Lynch presents to The Heritage winner Brian Carroll

Our fifth outing took place in The Heritage, Portarlington, on Saturday 12th July. Tee off was at 1:30pm. Thirty one members and two visitors travelled to play. The weather was overcast but warm and the rain held off, thankfully, until we were well in the 19th. The honours went to Brian Carroll with a score of 34 points. Des Gray took second place with 32 points with Stephen Kelly taking third spot for the second outing in a row.

Category winners were C1 - Paul Doogan, C2 - Kevin Allen and C3 - Paul Rochford. Longest drive winner was James Monaghan and Stephen Skelly took nearest the Pin. Richie Delea won the front 9 with Justin Corrigan taking the back 9. PJ Ward took the 2's with Jim O'Neill lifting the visitors prize.

Special thanks to Karl Stewart for sponsoring the welcome food and beverage after the 9th.

We move on to the Captains Day in Trim on Saturday 30th August with a 2:00pm tee off.

Tee Times for The Heritage GC Outing - 12th July 2014

Please be in attendance 30 minutes before your allotted Tee time.

Tee Time Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4
1:30pm D.McLoughlin P.Rochford J.Darby T.Carroll
1:40pm J.Monaghan W.Monaghan S.Skelly D.Gray
1:50pm D.Doogan B.Hayes B.Heverin T.Gethin
2:00pm P.Ward B.Corrigan D.Botha P.Doogan
2:10pm K.Stewart I.Kennedy M.Blake M.Lynch
2:20pm T.Morgan T.Collins D.Dolan T.Darling
2:30pm B.Carroll K.McHugh J.O'Neill -
2:40pm J.Corrigan R.Delea J.Clarke -
2:50pm J.O'Connor S.Kelly K.Allen -

Woodenbridge GC - 28/06/2014

Captain Mattie Lynch presents to Woodenbridge winner Justin Corrigan

Our fourth outing took place in Woodenbridge, in the Vale of Avoca, Co Wicklow. This was an overnight stay and tee off was at 3:10pm. Twenty six members and four visitors travelled to play with some 20 staying overnight. The honours went to Justin Corrigan with a score of 39 points. It had been thought that someone would hit 40 or more on the day, but it wasn't to be. John O'Connor took second place from Stephen Skelly in third on a count back. Both had 38 points.

Category winners were C1 - Brian Carroll, C2 - Tommy Morgan and C3 - Ian Kennedy. Longest drive winner was Michael Collins and Brendan Corrigan took nearest the Pin. Derek Doogan won the front 9 with Brian Heverin taking the back 9. Justin Corrigan kept the 2's to himself as he was the only one to card a 2. Martin Smith won the visitors prize.

We move on to The Heritage in Portlaoise in two weeks time.

Tee Times for Woodenbridge - 28th Jun 2014

Please be in attendance 30 minutes before your allotted Tee time.

Tee Time Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4
3:10pm J.O'Connor K.Stewart S.Skelly D.Dolan
3:20pm J.Clarke B.Hayes R.Delea T.Morgan
3:30pm D.McLoughlin M.Blake B.Heverin A.Quinn
3:40pm M.Stone Stone Visitor W.Monaghan D.Doogan
3:50pm J.Corrigan P.Rochford S.Kelly T.Collins
4:00pm I.Kennedy B.Carroll T.Carroll B.Corrigan
4:10pm Doogan Visitor M.Collins P.Doogan -
4:20pm P.Ward J.Monaghan M.Lynch -

Palmerstown House GC - 17/05/2014

Captain Mattie Lynch presents to Palmerstown  Tommy Morgan

Our third outing took place in Palmerstown House Estate in Johnstown near Naas. It was a balmy 18 degrees with a stiff breeze and where the years first sunburn was to be had. Twenty nine members appeared for a 1:00pm start. Dublin's Tommy Morgan won the day with a great score of 38 points. Tom Carroll nabbed second spot with 35 points and David Dolan come in third with 32 points.

Category winners were James Monaghan, Brian Heverin and Brendan Corrigan. David Dolan also landed the longest drive with nearest the pin going to Tommy Collins. Derek Doogan won the front 9 with Justin Corrigan taking the back 9. The 2's was well spread with no fewer than 6 carding a 2 on the day. Money was split between D. Doogan, D.Botha, B.Corrigan, D.Dolan, J.O'Connor and K.Stewart.

Tom Carroll and Paul Rochford were presented with the Societies Over 40's Club shirts. This was our first outing with allotted Tee-Times which worked well and we aim to continue with this for future outings, excepting the Captains Day.

Our next outing is an overnight stay at Woodenbridge in Arklow on Saturday 28th June.

Tee Times for Palmerstown - 17th May 2014

Please be in attendance 30 minutes before your allotted Tee time.

Deposits will be taken for overnight stay in Woodenbridge if you want to ease the burden.

Tee Time Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4
1:00pm J.Corrigan T.Darling B.Corrigan D.Botha
1:10pm M.Hickey B.Hayes B.Heverin D.Doogan
1:20pm B.Carey P.Rochford J.McCann B.Carroll
1:30pm T.Collins D.Dolan S.Skelly J.Darby
1:40pm T.Masterson P.Doogan M.Blake R.Delea
1:50pm J.O'Connor T.Morgan I.Kennedy M.Lynch
2:00pm D.Gray W.Monaghan K.Stewart
2:10pm C.Bough J.Monaghan T.Carroll

Update - 7th May 2014

To help improve your golfing experience with the Society, we will be trialling allocated tee times for the upcoming outing to Palmerstown Stud on Saturday May 17th. All intending players must confirm their attendance by 8.00pm on Thursday 15th May. An open draw will then be held at 9.00pm the same evening in the Snug House (all welcome) and tee times will be allocated. Tee times will be posted here immediately afterwards, and also texted out to you Friday morning. You must be present at least 30 minutes before your allotted tee off. Fee for members is €50, which includes a main course. €70 for non-members.

All efforts to avoid slow play should be employed by players. Remember to hit a provisional before leaving the tee box if you suspect you ball might be in trouble. Please also bear in mind that there is an onus on your group to be directly behind the group in front of you and NOT to be just in front of the group behind you.

The cost for the overnight outing to Woodenbridge at the end of June will be €100 for members and €120 for visitors. Cost includes round of golf, meal and B&B. Deposits are being taken. Forward to any committee member or at upcoming Palmerstown Stud outing.

Rathcore GC - 12/04/2014

Captain Mattie Lynch presents to Rathcore winner John Darby

The seasons second outing to Rathcore saw 35 players turn up for a 2:00pm start made up of 31 members and 4 visitors. A slight drizzle before the first tee off dissipated to reveal some pleasant sunshine. Midway through, clouds rolled over and a cool wind prevented what could have been some high scoring.
Visiting member and former local publican, John Darby, took the spoils with a score of 35 points. Anthony Quinn took second spot from Stephen Kelly in third, on a count back, with 33 points. Category winners were David Dolan, John O'Connor and Mattie Lynch (capt.) Longest drive went to former Captain and visitor Ray Murray. New member Ray Gunning took nearest the pin. Aidan Bagnall won the visitors prize. The 2's was split four ways between David Dolan, Anthony Quinn, PJ Ward and Kenny Wymes.

Former Captain from 2007, Ray Murray, was presented with a Society Captains shirt. Three members who had scored 40 points or over in the past were presented with the Societies 0ver 40's shirts. They were Ian Kennedy, Trevor Darling and John O'Connor. The evening continued back at the Snug House, for some, where another game of darts broke out.

Killeen Castle - 23/03/2014

Captain Mattie Lynch gets the 2014 season off at Killeen

Our first outing of the new season kicked off at Killeen Castle with new Captain Mattie Lynch opening proceedings with the first 3 ball of the day on the Championship course. We had a great turnout with a field of 35 which included 2 new members and the return of 8 former members. Former local publican John Darby joined us having come all the way from Galway. Weather was crisp but dry to start, with a cool breeze keeping temperatures down. There was a nasty shower just as the field completed the first 9 which when cleared, dampened the wind and upped the temperature a bit.

Returning member Tommy Masterson took the honours with a first place score of 35 points. New member Cormac Foley took second on a count back from PJ Ward taking third spot. Category winners were Derek Doogan, Brendan Corrigan and Karl Stewart. Longest drive went to another new member, Brian Herevin and Stephen Skelly taking nearest the pin. Martin Hickey won the 2's Club. There was no visitors prize as all 35 out had joined as members.

New Captain Mattie Lynch played a stormer in making his first presentations of the new season to all the winners at Killeen. The evening continued back at the Snug House with light refreshments (as if) and post mortems. Then a game of darts broke out where new partnerships and rivalries were formed.

Kildalkey GS & Marcies Captains exchange Ryder Cup 2013

2014 Ryder Cup

The 2014 Ryder Cup fixture between Kildalkey Golf Society and Marcies Golf Society (Trim) has been set for Saturday, 11th October in Co.Meath GC. Tee off between 11.30 to 12.45. So get working on you game for this year as soon as possible with a view to securing your place on the team.

Membership 2014

Please be advised that membership of Kildalkey Golf Society for 2014 is a mere €40, reduced from 2013. Due to intense interest this year, we are setting a cut-off date for membership fee as 28th February to guarantee membership for the coming year as secured Golf Society rates are limited to certain numbers on the day.

Courses Announced for 2014

We have just announced courses for the Society outings for 2014 with some great venues in the offing. The full list of courses, dates & Tee Times are featured in the right column. We start with Killeen Castle on March 23rd followed by Rathcore GC, Palmerstown House, Woodenbridge in Arklow which is an overnight stay, followed by The Heritage. Captains Day is on Saturday 30th August in County Meath GC. Turkey Shoot is in Headfort New leaving the Ryder Cup v Marcies to be announced later.


Kildalkey Golf Society AGM takes place on Thursday 14th November 2013 at 9.00pm in the Snug House. All members and intending members welcome.

David Dolan and John O'Connor joint GOY for 2013


Congratulations to John O'Connor and David Dolan who shared the Golfer of the Year for 2013. Both finished on the same score of 135 points after their respective best 4 scores from 6 outings during the year. They get to hold the GOY trophy for 6 months each.