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Galway Golf Course

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Designed by the renowned Scottish course architect Dr. Alistair MacKenzie, Galway Golf Club is 5,974 metres par 70 with a standard scratch of 72 off the back tees. The first thing that will strike you is you have to cross the road via pedestrian tunnel to play the first four holes.

Galway is a tight mature tree lined course with plenty of wild gorse, to punish the wayward shot. Many of the greens are elevated and tiered which is the trademark of the architect. In order to put a good card together on this fine challenge of golf, you must be accurate off the tee, have a good short game and your putter to be hot. Playing to your handicap here, your game is in good shape.

Even if your game is not at its best you will enjoy your golf here, as the scenery is panoramic, with excellent views of the world famous Galway Bay all the way to the Aran Islands and the Burren.

Galway has completed a massive extension and re vamp of its clubhouse, resulting in state of the art facilities. The catering is excellent and the warmest of welcomes is extended to visitors at Galway Golf Club.

The legendary Christy O’Connor "Himself" grew up near the course and served his time as an assistant profession here. It is said he learned his golf here.

Societies are welcome and group rates are available.

Galway was voted the No. 83-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Down-5);

Galway was voted the No. 88-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Down-1);

Galway was voted the No. 87-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Down-2);

Galway was voted the No. 85-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Up-3);

Galway was voted the No. 88-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Down-1);

Galway Bay was voted the No. 87-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Galway was voted the No. 81-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Galway was voted the No. 82-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

Galway was voted the No. 89-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

Green Fees Monday to Thursday May to Oct.: €39
Green Fees Friday, Saturday & B.H.May to Oct.: €49
Green Fees Monday to Thursday Nov. to May:
€35
Green Fees Friday, Saturday & B.H. Nov. to May: €45
Green Fees with a Member: €30/40
Green Fees for Opens: €30
Green Fees Non GUI affiliated:  €85
Practice Area: Yes
Designated Short Game Practice Area Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire:
Yes
Motorised Caddy Car Hire €30
Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 1023
Designer Dr. A Mackenzie
Founded 1895
Address

Blackrock,
Salthill,
Co. Galway

Telephone 091-522033
Email gm@galwaygolf.com
Website Galway golf club website
General Manager: Dave Kelly
Captain: Paddy Whelan
Lady Captain: Olwyn Hanley
President: John Whiriskey
Vice-Captains': Phillip Duffy & Julia Porter
Hon. Secretary: Ger O’ Farrell 
Club Pro: David Mortimer 091-523038
Hon. Treasurer: Pat Holland 
Comp. Secretary: David Cuddy
Galway Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.261696
Long:-9.095263
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 7.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: None Booking advisable @ peak times
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:From 14 Days in advance

Galway Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 5 March   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 24 June
Sunday 25 June Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 25 June   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 8 July Sunday 9 July
Closed 2
Lady Captain's Prize Sunday 9 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 15 July Sunday 16 July Closed 2
Captain's Prize Sunday 16 July   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 11 March   Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Thursday 16 March   Open 1
L. & G. Stableford Friday 14 April
Saturday 15 April Open 2
L. & G. Stableford Saturday 15 April
  Open 1
Singles Sunday 16 April
  Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Monday 17 April
  Open 1
L. & G. Stableford Saturday 29 April
  Open 1
Singles Sunday 30 April
  Open 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Monday 1 May   Open 1
Ladies Fourball Betterball
Tuesday 9 May   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 14 May   Open 1
Ladies N.B.C.R.I. Open Tuesday 30 May   Open 1
Open Weekend Saturday 3 June
Monday 5 June
Open 3
Open Weekend Sunday 4 June
  Open 1
Open Weekend Monday 5 June
  Open 1
Start of Open Week Friday 9 June Sunday 18 June Open 10
L. & G. Singles Friday 9 June
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Saturday 10 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Sunday 11 June   Open 1
Singles Monday 12 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Tuesday 13 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Wednesday 14 June Thursday 15 June
Open 2
L. & G. Singles Thursday 15 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 16 June Saturday 17 June  Open
L. & G. Singles Saturday 17 June   Open 1
Singles Sunday 18 June   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 23 July   Open 1
Start of Race Week Open Monday 24 July Monday 31 July Open 8
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 24 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 25 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 27 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 28 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 29 July
  Open 1
Singles Sunday 30 July
  Open 1
Irish Amateur Close Championship Tuesday 22 August Saturday 26 August GUI 5
Irish Amateur Close Championship Wednesday 23 August   GUI 1
Irish Amateur Close Championship Thursday 24 August   GUI 1
Irish Amateur Close Championship Friday 25 August   GUI 1
Irish Amateur Close Championship Saturday 26 August   GUI 1
L. & G. 4-Person Team Event Monday 31 July
  Open 1
Senior Scratch Cup Saturday 9 September   Open 1
Singles Sunday 24 September   Open 1

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Card of the Course

KeyData
Red Par 73 SSS 74 5,064 m
Green Par 70 SSS 71 5,716 m
Blue Par 70 SSS 72 5,974 m

Card

Hole No. Blue Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 287 275 4 17 267 4 9
2 142 129 3 11 125 3 15
3 394 373 4 5 310 4 7
4 354 348 4 9 298 4 5
5 403 399 4 1 399 5 7
6 396 386 4 3 386 5 13
7 475 460 5 13 401 5 1
8 343 318 4 15 293 4 11
9 185 173 3 7 132 3 17
Out 2,979 2,861 35   2,611 37  
10 398 378 4 4 353 5 16
11 188 171 3 12 160 3 6
12 474 453 5 14 344 5 8
13 125 115 3 18 115 3 18
14 382 352 4 8 304 4 14
15 362 350 4 6 318 4 2
16 389 379 4 2 305 4 4
17 314 308 4 16 265 4 12
18 363 349 4 10 289 4 10
In 2,995 2,855 35   2,453 36  
Total 5,974 5,716 70   5,064 73  
SSS 72 71     74    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 66 Stephen Keenan (0) 27/07/2005

Ladies Course Record: 69 Sinead O'Sullivan (2) 16/07/2005

Members Achievements

2017 was a wonderful year for Galway what with their hurling team winning the All-Ireland having last won it in 1988 and Joe Canning getting his long awaited Celtic Cross and Galway Golf Club winning the blue riband in Irish Golf when lifting the Irish Senior Cup for the 3rd time and Joe Lyons collecting his 3rd Senior Cup medal.
They beat Galway Bay Golf Club in the Connacht Final on the re-vamped Galway Bay Course on Sunday 13th April by 3 matches to 2 matches. They were lead out by Liam Power who went up the 21st before securing the point against Jack Tuohy, they were followed by Joe Lyons who recorded a 2 and 1 win over Damien Glynn, next up was Ronan Mullarney who lost his match against Eddie McCormack by 1-hole, in the penultimate match Liam Nolan lost out to Michael J. Kennelly by 3 and 1, in the bottom match Luke O’Neill edged out Michael Shiel by 1-hole to book their place in the All-Ireland deciders at Carton House.
They made their way to Carton House Golf Club in Co. Kildare and were drawn against Ulster Champions Royal Portrush Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Friday 22nd September and recorded a 3½ matches to 1½ matches win over the Antrim team.
First on the tee was Luke O’Neill who beat Mark McMurray by 3 and 2, they were followed by Ronan Mullarney who lost his match by 1-hole against Andrew Morris, next on the tee was Joe Lyons who had a narrow 1-hole win over Matthew McAlpin, in the penultimate match Liam Nolan recorded a 3 and 2 win over Garthm McGimpsey, the bottom match of Liam Power against Jamie Knipe was recorded as a half when called-in.
They met Munster Champions Limerick Golf Club in the All-Ireland decider the following day and were lead out this time by Liam Power who beat Owen O’Brien by 3 and 1 he was followed by Joe Lyons who had a comfortable 4 and 3 win over Séan Poucher, next up was Liam Nolan who halved his match against Ciaran Vaughan, in the penultimate match Ronan Mullarney recorded a 2 and 1 win over Michael Reddan, the bottom match of Luke O’Neill was recorded as a half when called in against Justin Kehoe. They were Captained by Kieran O’Mahony, they were selected by Gerry Cox and the subs were Michael O;Farrell, Cathal Nolan and Stephen Brady.

Galway Golf Club were runners-up in the All-Ireland Final of the Barton Shield when they were beaten once again by their nemesis Ulster and All-Ireland Champions Warrenpoint Golf Club in 2017.
Joe Lyons with Luke O’Neill played Stephen Coulter with Paul Reavey in the first match and Ronan Mullarney with Liam Power played Colm Campbell Jnr. with Ryan Gribben and recorded a 4-lose against the men from Co. Down
Having accounted for the Munster Champions Tralee Golf Club in the Semi-Final and had a 4-hole win over them. Joe Lyons with Luke O’Neill had a 1-hole win over Darren O’Sullivan with Eoghan O’Donnell in the top match and Ronan Mullarney with Liam Power beat Fergal O’Sullivan with Rory Hill by 3-holes.
They beat Co.Sligo Golf Club in the Connaught Final by 9-holes at Galway Bay Golf Club on Friday 11th August 2017. They were lead out by Joe Lyons with Luke O’Neill in the top match and recorded a 1-hole win over David Brady with T. J. Ford, the second match of Ronan Mullarney with Liam Power was a more convincing 8-hole win over Mark Morrissey with Ruairi O'Connor and their place in the All-Ireland deciders at Carton House Golf Club in September

Galway Golf Club were runners-up in the All-Ireland Barton Shield in 2017. They beat Co. Sligo Golf Club in the Connacht Final at Galway Bay Golf Club on Friday 11th August by 9-holes. They were lead out by Joe Lyons with Luke O’Neill who beat David Brady with T. J. Ford by 1-hole the other team of Ronan Mullarney with Liam Power had a very comfortable 8-hole win over Mark Morrissey with Ruairi O’Connor and a place in the All-Ireland deciders.

They met Munster Champions Tralee Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and were lead out by veteran Joe Lyons with teenager Luke O’Neill who accounted for Darren O’Sullivan with Eoghan O’Donnell by 1-hole, in the second match Ronan Mullarney with Liam Power were comfortable winners by 3-holes over Fergal O’Sullivan with Rory Hill and a place in the All-Ireland decider against Ulster and All-Ireland Champions Warrenpoint in a repeat of the 2016 final.
They were lead out again by Joe Lyons with Luke O’Neill against Stephen Coulter with Paul Reavey they were followed by Ronan Mullarney with Liam Power against Colm Campbell Jnr. with Ryan Gribben when Warrenpoint recorded a 4-hole victory and retained the Barton Shield.           

The Boys of Galway Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Connaught Final of the Fred Daly Trophy in 2017 when they lost out to Athenry Golf Club by 3-matches to -2 matches having beaten Castle Dargan Golf Club in the Semi-Final by 4-matches to 1-match.
First on the tee was Luke O'Neill who had a 1-hole win over Allan Hill, he was followed by Liam Power who had a 7 and 6 loss to David Kitt, next up was Liam Nolan who had a 2 and 1 win over Cillian Lawless, in  the penultimate match Paddy Culhane went down by 3 and 2 against Darren Leufer, in the bottom match Gavin Keogh lost out by 3 and 1 to Sean O'Connell.
in the Regional Semi-Final against Castle Dargan they were lead out by Luke O'Neill who had a 3 and 2 win over Sean Carroll, Liam Power had a very comfortable 6 and 5 win over Patrick Callaghan, next on the tee was Liam Nolan who recorded a 3 and 2 win over Eoin McGrath, the penultimate match of Paddy Culhane against Dara Connolly and the bottom match of Joseph O'Farrell against Sean Tailly were declared as halves when called-in.  

Galway Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Barton Shield when they beat Galway Bay Golf Club by 13-holes at Ballinrobe Golf Club on Sunday 7th August 2016. First on the tee that day was Ronan Mullarney with Liam Power who beat Eddie McCormack with Jack Tuohy by 7-holes they were followed by with Joe Lyons with Cathal Nolan who had a 6-hole win over Damien and Declan and Glynn.

They made their way to Carton House to compete in the All-Ireland deciders where they drew the home club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 14th September. They were lead out again by Ronan Mullarney with Liam Power who had a 4-hole win over Gary McDermott & A. Egan they were followed by Joe Lyons with Cathal Nolan who lost out to Jack Doherty & Paul O'Hanlon by 3-holes. The 1-hole victory was enough to get them into the All-Ireland decider the following day against Ulster Champions Warrenpoint Golf Club who accounted for Munster Champions Cork Golf Club b y 2-holes in their Semi-Final.  This time there was a change of formation with Joe Lyons with Liam Power taking on Paul Reavey with Jamie Fletcher who lost out by 2-holes. They were followed by Ronan Mullarney with Stephen Brady who also went down by 2-holes to Colm Campbell Jnr. with Stephen Coulter.  

The reserves on the team were Cathal Nolan Michael Hennelly and Sean Burke, they were Captained by Gerard Cox assisted by Kieran O’Mahony as Vice-Captain.

Galway Golf Club was runners-up in the All-Ireland Fred Daly Trophy at Warrenpoint Golf Club on Thursday 28th August 2014, when they lost to Leinster Champions Carton House Golf Club by 3-matches to 4-matches.
They were lead out by Colm Hughes who lost his match against David Carey by 3 and 1, next up was Cathal Nolan who lost out to Marc Boucher by 6 and 4, he was followed by Michael O’Farrell who had a 2-hole win over Sean Walsh, Paddy Culhane beat Oisin Devereux by 1-hole, Mikey Burke went all the way up the 20th before conceding his match to Dean Cafferty, in the penultimate match Sean Burke lost to Darragh Walsh by 2 and 1, in the bottom match Eoin Griffin  beat Cian Hutchinson by  4 and 3.
They played Munster Champions Douglas Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and recorded a 4½-matches to 2½-matches, Colm Hughes lead the team against Daniel O’Sullivan and had a 3 and 2 win over the Cork lad, he was followed by Cathal Nolan who beat Adam McSweeney by 4 and 3, next up was Peter Fleming who lost his match against Pierce Dorney by 2 and 1, Paddy Culhane lost his match by 1-hole against Barry O’Sullivan-Geaney, Michael O’Farrell had a very comfortable 7 and 6 win over ohn Boylan, in the penultimate match Mikey Burke won his match by 3 and 2 against Darragh Lonergan, the bottom match of Sean Burke against Brian Barry was halved when called-in.

Galway Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Connacht Final of the Irish Senior Cup at Connemara Golf Club on Sunday 29th June 2014, when they met Co. Sligo Golf Club and list out by 3½-matches to 1½-matches.
They were lead out by Ronan Mullarney who lost out to Sean Flanagan by 3 and 2, he was followed by Michael Hennelly who went down to Ruairi O'Connor by 3 and 1, he was followed by Damien Glynn against Steffan O'Hara this match went 2 and 1 to Co. Sligo and with it the pennant, in the penultimate match Joe Lyons beat David Brady by 5 and 4, the bottom match of Colm Hughes was halved with Mark Morrissey when called-in. They beat Athenry Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match in the regional Semi-Final in the morning.

Galway Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Fred Daly Trophy and made the long journey to Claremorris Golf Club to compete in the National Deciders 27th August 2013 where they met Ulster Champions Belvoir Park Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.
They were lead by Ronan Mullarney who lost out to Gareth Lappin by 1-hole next up was Peter Fleming who lost to Scott Johnson by 3 and 2 he was followed by Colm Hughes who went all the way to the 18th before conceding the point to Patrick Brennan he was followed by Cathal Nolan who had a comfortable 6 and 4 win over Dominic Pollock  Michael O'Farrell followed him and lost his match against Ross Nelson by 2-holes in the penultimate match Mark McDermott recorded a halve against Dominic Lavery the bottom match of Mikey Burke against Ryan Lavery went 5 and 4 to Salthill.

Galway Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Barton Shield when they beat Athenry Golf Club by 7-Holes at Enniscrone Golf Club on 18th June 2012.
They were lead by Ronan Mullarney with Joe Lyons who beat Sean Cannon with Brian O’Reilly by 2-holes, the second match of Eddie McCormack with Damien Glynn resulted in a 5-hole win over David Byrne with Martin Hynes.
They made the long journey to Kinsale Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders on Wednesday 19th September when they were drawn against Ulster Champions Banbridge Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals.
They were lead again by Ronan Mullarney with Joe Lyons who lost by 1-hole to Rory Leonard with C. Wilson, the other match of Eddie McCormack with Damien Glynn was halved against Jim Carvill with Conor Doran.  

Galway Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Barton Shield when they beat Co. Sligo Golf Club by 5-holes at Castlebar Golf Club on Saturday 7th August 2001 having beaten Athenry Golf Club on the first tie-hole on Sunday 4th July in the semi-final.

First on the tee was Tom Nolan with Damien Glynn Serryth Heavey with Gerard Finnegan and they had a 2-hole win over the Rosses Point pair. The bottom match of Joe Lyons with Damien Coyle against David Dunne with Gary McDermott resulted with a 3-hole win for the Salthill pair and a place in yet another All-Ireland decider.

They made their way back to Castlebar to compete in the National Finals where they were drawn against Leinster Champions Headfort Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 15th September 2010. They put Joe Lyons with Damien Coyne out first against Joe Dillon with Greg Mungovan and the Meath team recorded a 2-hole victory. The bottom match of Eddie McCormack with Damien Glynn against Rory McNamara with Brian Casey was a surprising 5-hole win for the Kells team. Headfort met Dunmurry Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final the following and lost out to the Ulster Champions by 5-holes.

Galway Golf Club won the All-Ireland Final of the Irish Senior Cup at Tullamore Golf Club on Saturday 19th September, 2009 when they beat West Waterford Golf Club by 3½ matches to 1½ matches. They dispensed of Laytown & Bettystown in the Semi Final by 3 matches to 2 matches. Dave Scully was first on the tee against Robert Cannon and went down by the single hole. He was followed by Eddie McCormack who beat John McGinn by 5 and 4. Damien Coyne lost out to Stephen Barry on the 19th.

Damien Glynn went all the way to the 19th before he secured the point over Russell Durnin. Joe Lyons played anchor against Padraig Rafferty and had a convincing 5 and 4 win to put Galway into the All-Ireland final where they met Munster Champions West Waterford. Once again Dave Scully lead Galway against Mark Shanahan who beat him by 3 and 2. He was followed by Eddie McCormack who halved his match with Gary Hurley. Damien Coyne had a 1-hole victory over Philip Spratt. Damien Glynn had a 5 and 4 win over David Curran. Once again Joe Lyons played anchor and recorded a 2 and 1 win over Philip Walsh, this victory must have given everybody involved some consolation having lost out in the Barton Shield the previous Wednesday.

Galway Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Barton Shield in 2009 they met Ulster Champions Banbridge Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Tullamore Golf Club on Wednesday 16th September.

First on the tee was, Joe Lyons and Dave Scully against Rory Leonard with Ciaran McAleavey against who lost their match by 7-holes. They were followed by Eddie McCormack & Damien Glynn Connor Doran with Alastair McCully, who won their match by 5-holes, alas not enough to stop the Ulster Champions booking their place in the All-Ireland Final the following day against Leinster Champions Kilkenny, when they lost out by the slimmest of margins.

Galway Golf Club won their 4th All-Ireland Barton Shield at Shandon Park Golf Club on Thursday 13th September 2007.

They met Leinster Champions Forrest Little Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on the Wednesday and recorded a 2-hole win over the North Dublin club.

First on the tee were Eddie McCormack with Damien Glynn against Eoin Arthurs with Adrian Brogan when the Galway pair lost out by 2-holes. They were followed by Joe Lyons with Tom Nolan against Joe McCarty with Conor O'Toole and recorded a 4-hole win, which set them up for a place in the All-Ireland Final the following Day.

Joe Lyons had a wonderful years golf having won the West of Ireland and was runner-up in the South of Ireland only to lose out by 1-hole to Darren Crowe at Lahinch, resulting in he being called up for the Home Internationals. Tom Nolan is probably better known for his exploits on the hurling pitch having been a member of the victorious Galway team that lifted the McCarty Cup in 1988.

Galway met Ulster Champions Moyola Park Golf Club in the decider when the pairings remained the same, McCormack and Glynn were drawn against Mark Hammond with Damien McCusker, when the pair recorded a convincing 5-hole victory over the Belfast pair. Joe Lyons with Tom Nolan halved their match against Randal Evans with Luke Lennox, to give them a resounding 5-holy victory and make some amends for their dramatic loss at Rosslare Golf Club in 2005 when they lost on the 20th-hole.

Galway Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Irish Junior Foursomes in 2007, and they went up the road to Westport Golf Club to participate in the All-Ireland decider on Thursday 28th August. They were drawn against Leinster Champions South County Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.

First on the tee was Damien McDonough (5) with Patrick McLynn (5) against Moss Landman (6) with Nils Conway (8), the lads from Brittas won their match by 2-holes. They were followed by Shane O'Connor (3) with Peter McAnena (10) against Simon McGirr (4) with Jonathon Webster (6) again the match went the way of the South County lads by 1-hole.

So it was not to be for the lads from Salthill and it must have been particularly painful for Shane O'Connor and Damien McDonough who were survivors of the 2005 team that lost out at Dungarvan Golf Club at the same stage.

The Ladies of Galway Golf Club won their Regional Final in the Suzuki Senior Cup and participated in the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals at Milltown Golf Club on Friday 31st August2007; where they were drawn against Ennis Golf Club, the eventual winners.

First on the tee was Sarah Faller who won he match by 6 and 4 against Maura McNicholas, she was followed by Orla Barry who halved her match with Pamela Murphy. Next up was Doireann Carney who lost he match to Sarah Cunningham by 2 and 1. The penultimate match of Geraldine Neville against Valerie Hassett went 3 and 2 to the lady from Ennis. The bottom match of Sheelagh Kearney against young Ciara Pender, saw Ciara win by 4 and 3 and clinch their place in the All-Ireland Semi-Final the following day with a 3 ½ matches to 1 ½ matches to the near neighbours.

The Ladies of Galway Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the AA-Insurance interclub Championship in the Senior Foursomes in 2007 and made their way to Athlone Golf Club to compete in the National deciders where they met Ulster Champions Larne Golf Club, the eventual green pennant winners in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and lost by 2-match to 1-match, having had a similar win over Munster Champions Dooks Golf Club in the quarter-final.

In the quarter-final they were led by Sheelagh Kearney with Jo Price who beat Mary Keane with Joan Harmon by 2 and 1, they were followed by Ger Neville with Mary Tierney who lost their match to Ogie O'Sullivan & Mary Hackett by 3 and 2, in the bottom match Bryde Glynn with Ann O'Donnellan had a convincing 6 and 4 win over Catherine O'Brien with Helen Aherne.

They met Larne the following day in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and were led again by Sheelagh Kearney (10) with Jo Price (12) lost by 1-hole to Roma English (7) with Carole McMaw (11), they were followed by Geraldine Neville (9) with Mary Tierney (14) who lost to Gail McNabb (11) & Barbara O'Neill (14) by 4 and 2, in the bottom match of Bryde Glynn (10) with Anna O'Donnellan (13) had a 4 and 2 win over Sarah O'Neill (12) & Judith Brunt (15).

On Saturday the 16th September 2006 Galway Golf Club recorded their first ever All-Irelandvictory in the Irish Senior Cup at Enniscrone Golf Club.

They beat Co. Sligo in the Connacht Final at Enniscrone on Sunday 13th August in a gripping match that say Tom Nolan go up the 19th against David Dunne to decide the match for Nolan to record a 3 matches to 2 matches result for the men from Salthill, that’s how close as it can get in this, the highest echelon of Amateur Golf.

It was on to Enniscrone on Friday 15th September where they were drawn against the Leinster Champions, The Island Golf Club in the morning matches. Joe Lyons was drawn against young David Rawluk whom he beat by 5 and 4. Next on the tee was Eddie McCormack against The Islands number one Eoin O’Sullivan and secured victory by 1-hole. Next up was David Scully against Declan Moran who recorded a 3 and 1 win to put the result beyond argument, the penultimate match saw Stephen Keenan halve with Robert McCarthy and the final match saw Tom Nolan lose out to Andrew Pitcher by 6 and 5.

Having had a comfortable win over the Leinster Champions they meet the Ulster Champions The Knock Golf Club the following day in the All-Ireland decider. Joe Lyons was first up again against The Knocks number-one Michael Sinclair and returned a very valuable half for the men from the West. He was followed by Eddie McCormack who had a convincing 4 and 3 win over Edward McAnoy. Keeping the same order Galway sent out David Scully against Nicky Grant who returned a comfortable 5 and 3 result. It was now down to Keenan or Nolan to deliver the vital halve to give Galway the only Green Pennant missing from their wall. The halve was not long-a-coming as Stephen Keenan duly halved with Colin Fairweather and Tom Nolan put the icing-on-the-cake with a comfortable win over James Patterson by 4 and 3.

I must admit that I was surprised to learn that this was Galway’s first All-Ireland Senior Cup victory as the club house is littered with Green Pennants with 3-Barton Shields for good measure.

The Ladies of Galway Golf Club won the inaugural Connaught Final of the AA-Insurance ILGU Inter-club Junior Cup in 2006, they made their way to Headfort Golf Club to compete in the National deciders; where they met Mid-Leinster Champions Courtown Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and had a 3-matches to 2-matches win over the Wexford club.

They were led by Geraldine Neville (9) who lost her match to Denise Kavanagh (9) by 1-hole, she was followed by Sheelagh Kearney (9) who had a comfortable 5 and 4 win over Eileen Allen (11), next up was Bryde Glynn (10) who lost her match to Pat Walters (12) by 2-holes, the penultimate match of Rita Grealish (12) went all the way to the 22nd-hole before she secured the point against Mary O'Reilly (13), in the bottom match Pat Lillis (12) had a convincing 5 and 4 win over Ann Bernie (13).

They played Craddockstown Golf Club the following day in the All-Ireland Final and were led again by Geraldine Neville (9) who lost her match by 1-hole to Stella Lunny (9), she was followed by Sheelagh Kearney (9) who lost out to Mary Kearney (10) by 5 and 3, next up was Bryde Glynn (10) who recorded a half against Margaret Swan (11), in the penultimate match Rita Grealish (12) had an off day when going down to Erika Roche (13) by 7 and 6, in the bottom match Pat Lillis (12) lost her match by 4 and 3 against Anne Bolster (15).  

Galway Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Irish Senior Cup and were drawn against Ulster Champions North West Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Rosslare Golf Club on Friday 16th September 2005.

John Neary was drawn against Padraig MacLochlainn in the top match when he had a 2 and 1 win to give Galway first blood. He was followed by Eddie McCormack who had the unenviable task of playing Brian McElhinney and lost out to the reigning British Amateur Champion by 3 and 2. Irish International Mark O’Sullivan was drawn against his Irish team mate Michael McGeady in the 3rd match, in what was to be Michael’s second last match as an amateur, the Donegal player won by 3 and 2. Joe Lyons was up against Pauric Og O’Flaherty in the 4th match and had a convincing 3 and 2 win over the Donegal man. So it was all down to the bottom match of Tom Nolan against Garrett Mallon, the match finished on the 18th with North West booking their place in the All-Ireland Final against Hermitage which they eventually won the following day.

Galway Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Barton Shield and were drawn against Munster Champions Ballybunion at Rosslare Golf Club on Wednesday 14th September 2005 in he All-Ireland Semi-Finals.

John Neary & Eddie McCormack were out against Eoin O’Connor & Hannes Boch whom they beat by 6-holes, they were followed by Joe Lyons & Mark O’Sullivan who beat J. D. Guiney & Peter Sheehan by 5-holes.

They met Ulster Champions Warrenpoint in the All-Ireland Final in he afternoon when John Neary & Eddie McCormack were drawn against Barrie Trainor & Paul Reavey who lost by 1-hole, they were followed by Joe Lyons & Mark O’Sullivan against Jim Carvill & Colm Campbell who tied the match with a 1-hole victory. The bottom pairing went into sudden-death and the Ulster Champions clinched it on the Par-3 20th hole.

Galway Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Irish Junior Cup and were drawn against Munster Champions Clonmel Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Rosslare Golf Club on 14th September 2005.

First on the tee was Jonathan Hehir who had a convincing 4 and 3 win over Barry McMenamin, he was followed by Gary Scott who beat Pat Johnson by 3 and 1. Next up was Joe Costello who went all the way to the 19th-hole before delivering the vital point against Billy Hewitt. The penultimate match saw Michael Hennelly lose out to Billy MaEvoy by 3 and 1. The bottom match between Eddie Mulholland and Brian McLean saw the Clonmel player record a 4 and 3 win for the Munster side, however Galway had done enough to see them safely through to the All-Ireland Final.

They met Ulster Champions in the Final who had overcome Leinster Champions Castle G. C. in their Semi-Final by 3 matches to 2 matches.

Jonathan Hehir lead the Galway team again and only lost his match on the 19th against Gary Brown, which proved to be the deciding match as to where the green pennant would find a home. He was followed by Gary Scott who had a convincing 5 and 4 win over Conan McLarnon. Next up was Joe Costello who lost to Paul Maguire by 5 and 3. The penultimate match was between Michael Hennelly who lost by 3 and 2 to Gary O’Hara. The bottom match between Eddie Mulholland who lost his match by the narrowest of margins to Michael Tierney on the 18th. So it was not to be Galway’s year having got 3-teams to the National Finals, they returned to Salthill without a green pennant, however when visiting this pleasant club take time to have a look at the amount of All-Irelands this famous club has won in the past at all levels and no doubt will win many more in the future with their fine youths policy.

Galway Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Cidona Irish Junior Foursomes and were drawn against Munster Champions West Waterford Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Dungarvan Golf Club on 24th August 2005.

The team was Shane O’Connor & Jack Melia against David Curran & Philip Walsh who won their match by 1-hole against the West Waterford duo. Next on the tee was Damien Hehir & Damien McDonough who lost their match by 4-holes.

Galway Golf Club and county had a September they would rather forget in 2005. The county lost the All-Ireland Hurling Final to Cork, they sent three teams to Rosslare Golf Club for the National Finals of the Cups & Shields for the three most prestigious All-Irelands, the Barton Shield, the Senior Cup and the Junior Cup, regrettably they all returned empty handed, however it all indicates how healthy the game is in the club with an long history of achievements since its foundation in 1895.

So it was down to the over 60 to deliver the most prestigious pennant in this age group the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in which over 180 clubs throughout Ireland participated. Having beaten Ulster Champions County Cavan in the All-Ireland Semi-Final by 3-matches to 2-matches, they met Leinster Champions Stackstown in the All-Ireland Final on Sunday 18thSeptember at the picturesque Woodenbridge Golf Club in Co. Wicklow.

They were lead by Joe Corless & Bill Burke against Pat Malone & Tony O’Mahony who lost by the narrowest of margins on the 18th, they were followed by Bosco McDermott (he of he Galway 3-in-a-row 60’ team) & Mick Dunne against John Kavanagh & Sean O’Dwyer this match was decided on the 19th, next on the tee was Sean Hosty (Sean was Secretary of the Connacht GUI for many years) & Tom Ford against Tom O’Donohue & John Mahony who halved their match. The 4th match say Michael O’Hagan & Des Feely pitched against Pat McNiallais & Patsy O’Connor who lost out on the 18th, the anchor team was Denis McSweeney & Tom Feeney against Frank Kavanagh & Tom Kiely who recorded a halve in what was a gripping match.

2005 Lady Captain Deirdre Corcoran and her Captain’s Prize winner Raymonde Standun qualified in the Volkswagen/Irish Independent Lady Captain’s Classic in this scotch foursomes format. It was off to the National Finals at The Heritage Golf Club on Monday 3rdOctober where they were paired with the Tipperary pair of Jo Kinahan and Ann Crotty.

Sinead O'Sullivan was selected on the Irish Ladies team for the Home Internationals, where they retained the trophy and recorded their 7th victory, played at Royal Porthcawl from 8th to 10th September 2004. Sinead was selected on the Connacht ILGU Team for the Interprovincial's. Played at Ballybunion Golf Club from 18th to 20th August 2004.

Mark O'Sullivan was selected on the Connacht team for the Interprovincial Matches played at Portmarnock Golf Club from 11th to 13th August 2004.

Galway won the Connaught Final of the Irish Senior Cup in 2002 and were drawn against Ulster Champions Clandeboye in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals on their home course on September 6th, when they lost out to the Ulster Champions. The team was Stephen Keenan, Dara Forde, Mark O'Sullivan, John Nolan, John Glinn, Gavan McGranaghan and David Cunningham. They were captained by Michael Molloy.

Galway won the Connacht Seniors Inter-Club Championship at their home club on August 25th 2002, having won it in 2001, when they beat Ballinrobe by 5-5 in a play-off. The match had a dramatic ending when C. Garrett playing with K. Geraghty holed out on the 20th hole.

The Ladies of Galway Golf Club won the I.LG.U. Western District Linda Black Trophy in 2002.

Sinead O'Sullivan was selected on the Irish Team for the European Young Masters at Augsburg, Germany in July 2002. They finished fourth behind Spain, France and England.

Galway won the Connacht Final of the Barton Shield at Roscommon Golf Club, in 2001 when they beat Connemara by 3-holes. At Newlands Golf Club on the 20th September, they were drawn against UCD in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. The team was Gavin McGranaghan and David Cunningham who were drawn against Mark Campbell and Paul McDonnell. Tom Nolan and Daire Loughnane were drawn against Justin Keogh and Cathel Conathy. They were Captained by Shane O'Mahony. This very good team with two recent South of Ireland winners on it won by 4-holes and went on to win the National title.

Galway also won the Connacht Final of the Irish Senior Cup at Roscommon when they beat Athlone by 3 matches to 2 matches. They were drawn against Mallow in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and were narrowly beaten on the 21st hole in the last match, which was carried over until the Saturday due to darkness. The squad was John Glynn, Daire Loughnane, David Cunningham, Tom Nolan, Gavin McGranaghan, Brian McGranaghan and Padraic Shallow. They were Captained By Shane O'Mahony, Mallow went on to win the Bulmers All-Ireland Senior Cup for the first time.

Mark O'Sullivan who was runner-up in the Irish Youths Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club joined the Irish Youths Champion Mark Ryan to represent Ireland in the European Under 21 Championship at Turnberry on 25th-26th October 2001. Mark was also on the Irish team that played Wales at Ashburnham on 27th April 2001.

Sinead O'Sullivan was selected for the Connacht Girls' team in the Smurfit Interprovincial Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club from the 18th to the 20th of April 2001.

Kathleen and Pat Ivers were runners-up in the in the first regional qualifiers of the Spar-Irish Independent National Mixed Pairs Challenge held at Galway Bay Golf & Country Club in late May 2001. Kathleen playing off 25 and Pat off 13 posted a score of 53 points. They were three shots off their friends and neighbours Alice and Ted Murphy of Oughterard Golf Club. It was then on to Adare Manor Golf & Country Club for the National Finals in August. They were joined by their club-mates Olive and Michael Breen. Olive playing off 19 and Michael off 13 posted 51 points.

Prior to 2001:

Galway Golf Club won the European and All-Ireland Aer Lingus Club Championship in 1978, when the team was J. Power, G. Kelly and M. Quaid. They were captained by M. P. O'Donoghue.

Galway won the J. B. Carr All-Ireland Diamond Trophy in 1997, at Woodenbridge Golf Club, when the team was Frank O'Sullivan Denis McSweeney, Mick Hernon, Sean McSweeney, Tom Forde, Denis O'Byrne, Tom O'Connor, John Ryan, Brendan Dowling, Gerry Molloy, Brendan Ward and Bosco McDermott. They were captained by Paraic Cummins.
Galway won the All-Ireland Smurfit Junior Foursomes in 1984, when the team was T. Ford, T. Murphy, S. Colleran, K. Feeley and D. Butler. They captained by D. Feeley and managed by G. Colleran.

Galway have won the All-Ireland Barton Shield at Royal Co. Down G. C. in 1999, when the team was Mark O'Sullivan, Stephen Keenan, David Cunningham, Ken Kearney, Daire Loughnane, Gavin McGranagham and they were captained by Peter Scott, Mick Dowd was manager.

They won the All-Ireland Barton Shield at Portmarnock in 1972, when the team was D. Mahon, M. A. Lynch, Sean Hosty, T. O'Connor and F. Cooney. They were captained by T. Forde.

They won the All-Ireland Barton Shield for the first tine on their home course in 1957, when the team was P. Smith, J. Abernethy, K. Wallace and S. Ward, they were captained by P. Howard.

They won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at home in 1986, when the team was T. Ford Jnr. N. Greaney, D. Butler, E. Lynch, D. Taylor, J. Power and P. Hennelly. They were captained by M. Molloy.

They won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Ballybunion G. C. in 1958, when the team was Very Rev. M. Cannon, C. Rooney, G. Smye, T. O'Connor, Sean Hosty and G. Molloy. They were captained by P. M. O'Beirn.

They won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup on their home course in 1957, when the team was P. M. O'Brien, J. O'Donnell, Sean Hosty, T. O'Connor, G. Molloy and G. Smye. They were captained by P. Howard.

They had there first win in All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Castle G. C. in 1938, when the team was Desmond Kenny, Jack O'Driscoll, Conor O'Malley and Joe Stewart, the team captain was Rev. M. Garahy.

They won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Grange G. C. in 1981, when the team was W. Herterich, M. Dowd, M. Breen, D. Staunton, T. Flemming, P. Frier, B. McDermott, W. Burke, D. Boyce, C. Lennon, D. Shaughnessy, M. Molloy and T. Noonan.

They won the All-Ireland Pierce Purcell Shield at Co. Sligo G. C. in 1982, when the team was S. Morris, B. Noone, T. Donoghue, M. Corcoran, B. Carney, J. Shiel, M. Ruane, D. Dooley, I. Flannery, T. Carr, B. Forde and T. O'Connor. They were captained by G. Hartmann.

They won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Woodbrook G. C. in 1993, when the team was Pat Sheehan, Jimmy Duggan, Bill Noon, Billy Burke, Bosco McDermott, Kevin Muldoon, Michael Breen, Ger O'Farrell, John Walshe, Pat Canney, Bob Hackett, Martin Greaney, Pat Donnellan, Murt Greaney and Michael Corcoran. They were captained by John Flaherty.

They won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Killarney G. C. in 1992, when the team was Billy Burke, Noel O'Shaughnessy, Pat Donnellan, John Walshe, Martin Greaney, Pat Sheehan, Bosco McDermott, Jack Carroll, Murt Greaney, Billy Noone, they were captained by John Flaherty.

They won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Cork G. C. in 1988, when the team was Noel O'Shaughnessy, Padraic Fahy, Tom Donoghue, Brendan Keane, Bosco McDermott, Tom Green, Bob Hackett, Martin Greaney, Michael Corcoran, Murt Greaney, Eugene Dunleavy, Michael Molloy, Mill Noone and Kevin Geraghty, they were captained by Albert Carney.

They won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield home in 1978, and they won their first at The Royal Dublin in 1974, when the team was E. O'Donnell, P. Gibson, C./ McCarrick, C. Tyrell, G. Kelly, B. McDermott, J. Cawley, T. Kelly, M. Waters and T. Flemming. They were captained by J. Cunningham.

They won the All-Ireland Smurfit Junior Foursomes in 1983, when the team was S. Keenan, M. Waldron, T. Ford, B. Greaney and J. Dooley, they were captained by D. Feeley.

They won the All-Ireland Irish Mixed Foursomes twice, at Courtown G. C. in 1992, when the team was N. Boylan, M. Dowd, A. Carney, D. O'Connor, J. Corless, M. Breen, J. Duggan, G. Quaid, J. Lowery, J. McHugh, P. Donnellan, L. O'Neill, P. O'Connor, M. Greaney, K. Thorton and N. Hennelly.

They won the All-Ireland Irish Mixed Foursomes first won it at Belvoir Park G. C. in 1990, when the team was Joe Corless, Francis Kavanagh, Tom Nolan, Pat Quinn, Mattie Greaney, Patricia Coman, Michael Breen, Pat Donnellan, Noleen Boylan, Ronnie Keenan, Joe Cawley, Noleen Hennelly and Clare Burke. They were captained by Jim Cawley.

Dara Loughnane was selected on the Connaught Seniors for the Interprovincial Championship in 2000.

Jimmy Duggan has hung up his football boots and like so many of us have taken to the fairways Jimmy was on the 1966 All-Ireland winning team, teamed up with Rita Hannon (16) from Ballyhaunis G. C. to win the Spar-Irish Independent National Mixed Pairs at Glasson, and booked their place in the finals at St. Margaret's. They shot 61 points in this unique competition, where the first six holes are played as a scramble, the next six as foursomes and the last six as singles.

Mark O'Sullivan was selected on the G.B. & Ireland Boys team for 1999 and he played in the European Amateur Team Championship at Uppsala, Sweden, in July, 1999, and represented Ireland in the Boys' Home Internationals at Conwy, G. C. ,Wales, in August 1999, having won the Leinster Boys at Craddockstown, on 22 July, 1999, and played Connaught Youths in 1998, and 1999.

Ken Kearney was playing his golf out of Galway G. C., when he won the East of Ireland at Baltray with a record-breaking score on the 7th June, 1999, and was selected to play for the Irish Men's Home International's at Royal Co. Down on 22nd-24th June 1999.

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

S. Keenan represented Ireland as a Senior International in 1989 playing 5-times won 1-match halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 3-points. He represented Ireland at international Youths level in 1986 playing 2-matchES and lost 2-matches accumulating 0-points;

 

Joe Lyons represented Ireland as a Senior International in 2007 playing 6-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 5-points. He represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 2005 to 2010 playing 36-times won 10-matches halved four and lost 22-matches accumulating 24-points;

Eoin McCormack represented Ireland as a Senior International in 2010 playing 6-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 7-points. He represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 2008 to 2010 playing 12-times won 4-matches and lost 6-matches accumulating 8-points;

Mark O’Sullivan represented Ireland as a Senior International in 2003 playing 5-times won 2-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 4-points. Mark O’Sullivan represented Ireland at international Youths level in 2007 playing 3-matches won 2-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 4-points. represented Ireland at Irish Boys level from 1997 to 1999 playing 20-times won 7-matches halved three and lost 10-matches accumulating 17-points. He represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 2000 to 2005 playing 30-times won 11-matches halved four and lost 15-matches accumulating 26-points. He represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1997 to 1999  playing 16-times won 7-matches and lost 9-matches accumulating 14-points. He represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial from 1997 to 1998  playing 12-times won 6-matches halved one and lost 5-matches accumulating 13-points;

 

David Cunningham represented Ireland at international Youths level in 1989 playing 1-match and lost 1-match accumulating 0-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level from 1987 to 1988 playing 7-times won 5-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 10-points. He represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1987 to 1999 playing 28-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 24-matches accumulating 7-points. He represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1995 to 1998 playing 11-times won 5-matches halved one and lost 5-matches accumulating 11-points. He represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial in 1994  playing 6-times won 3-matches halved two and lost 1-match accumulating 8-points;

 

M. Quaid represented Ireland at international Youths level in 1978 playing 1-match and won 1-match accumulating 2-points;

 

D. Butler represented Ireland at Irish Boys level from 1986 to 1987 playing 8-times won 2-matches and lost 6-matches accumulating 4-points;

 

D. Caulfield represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level in 1984 playing 3-times won 1-match and lost 2-matches accumulating 2-points. He represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1980 to 1984  playing 15-times won 6-matches and lost 9-matches accumulating 12-points;

D. Coyne represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 2005 to 2009 playing 11-times won 7-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 14-points;

D. Glynn represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level in 2008 playing 6-times won 2-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 4-points. He represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 2007  playing 6-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 5-points;

Sean Hosty represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1957 to 1978 playing 87-times won 19-matches halved ten and lost 56-matches accumulating 48-points;

P. Lenihan* Michael Lavelle represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1938 to 1939;

Daire Loughnane represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 2000 to 2001 playing 9-times won 4-matches halved two and lost 3-matches accumulating 10-points. He represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial in 1998  playing 6-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 7-points;

M. Lynch represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1967 to 1972 playing 9-times won 3-matches and lost 6-matches accumulating 9-points;

D. McSweeney represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level in 1995 playing 6-times won 0-matches halved one and lost 5-matches accumulating 1-point;

D. Mahon represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1968 to 1985 playing 84-times won 21-matches halved seven and lost 56-matches accumulating 49-points; 

A. Murphy represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1961 to 1963 playing 18-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 14-matches accumulating 7-points;

T. Nolan represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1991 to 1995 playing 16-times won 3-matches halved three and lost 10-matches accumulating 9-points;

P. M. O’Beirn* represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1938 to 1939;

T. O’Connor represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1960 to 1969 playing 58-times won 15-matches halved nine and lost 34-matches accumulating 39-points.

J. O’Driscoll* represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1938 to 1939;

P. J. O’Flynn* represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1938 to 1939;

M. C. Quaid represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1979 to 1990 playing 22-times won 5-matches halved one and lost 16-matches accumulating 11-points;

M. J. Quirk represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level in 1980  playing 1-times won 0-match and lost 1-match accumulating 0-points;

P. Scott represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level in 1984 playing 3-times won 1-match and lost 2-matches accumulating 2-points;

D. Scully represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 2007 to 2009 playing 10-times won 1-match and lost 9-matches accumulating 2-points;

D. Smith represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1956 to 1961 playing 10-times won 2-matches and lost 8-matches accumulating 4-points;

K. Wallace represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1956 to 1960 playing 30-times won 7-matches halved two and lost 21-matches accumulating 16-points;

J. Coyle* represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 1967 playing 2-times;

J. Cribben represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 1977  playing 2-times won 0-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 0-points;

D. Cunningham represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1987 to 1990  playing 21-times won 8-matches and lost 13-matches accumulating 16-points;

G. Fitzgerald represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 1980  playing 1-times won 0-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 0-points;

T. Forde represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1986 to 1988  playing 14-times won 6-matches and lost 8-matches accumulating 12-points;

B. Frost represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1981 to 1982  playing 8-times won 2-matches and lost 6-matches accumulating 4-points;

N. Greaney represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 1975  playing 4-times won 1-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 2-points;

F. Griffiths represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1968 to 1969 playing 4-times;

S. Keenan represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1985 to 1987  playing 16-times won 6-matches and lost 10-matches accumulating 12-points;

G. Kelly represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1975 to 1978  playing 10-times won 4-matches and lost 6-matches accumulating 8-points;

L. Kelly represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 1971  playing 2-times won 1-match and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points;

D. Kilfeather represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 1983  playing 4-times won 1-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 2-points;

G. McGranaghan represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 1997  playing 2-times won 1-match and lost 1-match accumulating 2-points;

D. McSweeney represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1992 to 1993  playing 10-times won 1-match halved one and lost 8-matches accumulating 3-points;

G. Murphy represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1962 to 1966 playing 4-times;

T. O’Connor represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1970 to 1971  playing 4-times won 0-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 0-points;

R. Smyth* represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1968 to 1969 playing 4-times;

K. Thornton* represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 1966 playing 2-times;

Paul Daly represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial in 1995  playing 6-times won 1-match and lost 5-matches accumulating 2-points;

Damien McDonough represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial in 2008  playing 4-times won 0-matches halved two and lost 2-matches accumulating 2-points;

Gavin McGranaghan represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial from 1996 to 1997  playing 12-times won 5-matches and lost 7-matches accumulating 10-points;

Shane O’Connor represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial from 2006 to 2007  playing 12-times won 4-matches halved three and lost 5-matches accumulating 11-points;

Ronan Mullarney played in the inaugural Boys under-15 Interprovincial Championships in 2010, playing 3-matches won 2-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 4-points;

Sinead O'Sullivan, was selected on the ILGU Junior squad in November 2000, she and her sister of Mary, won the Connaught Under 16 Girls, in July, 1999.

Cliona O'Neill played for the Irish Girls in 1978.

History of Galway

Instituted 1895 affiliated 1899

It would appear Galway owes a great debt to a Captain Hanley. In its early days, he had given up his military career before coming to Galway, and was a well-known personality in the city. He was practically perpetual Captain of Galway Golf Club until his death in 1903. After his death, the club had to find a new location at Barna, although golf would appear to have continued until 1907, at the lands owned by Sebastian Nolan, the site of the first course since 1894.

The "new club" held a meeting in the Royal Hotel on the 9th May, 1905, and a committee was elected and the first President was The Hon. Robert Dillon. A nine-hole course was laid out on land belonging to Mr. M. Lynch, at Barna, by Larkin, the professional at Bray.
The club moved to its present location before May, 1925, where the nine-hole course was extended to eighteen in 1926. The club completed major renovations to the clubhouse in 2000, at a cost in the region of £1,600,000.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mrs. C. Howard 1989 Ladies Captain
M. Molloy 1989 Men's Captain
F. Stephens 1989 President
Mrs. S. Kearney 1990 Ladies Captain
J. P. Cunningham 1990 Men's Captain
T. M. Flood 1990 President
Mrs. K. O'Flynn 1991 Ladies Captain
Mrs. J. Allen 1991 Ladies President
M. P. O'Donoghue 1991 Men's Captain
J. F. Dooley 1991 President
Mrs. J. Kavanagh 1992 Ladies Captain
Miss E. O'Brien 1992 Ladies President
D. Feeley 1992 Men's Captain
Fr. A. Hayes 1992 President
Mrs. J. Cawley 1993 Ladies Captain
Mrs. K. O'Riordan 1993 Ladies President
F. Burke 1993 Men's Captain
J. Mulholland 1993 President
Mrs. N. Lillis 1994 Ladies Captain
J. Duggan 1994 Men's Captain
S. McEvoy 1994 President
Mrs. M. Swan 1995 Ladies Captain
D. Standun 1995 Men's Captain
G. Molloy 1995 President
Mrs. M. Hanlon 1996 Ladies Captain
J. Joyce 1996 Men's Captain
Mrs. Una O'Brien 1996 President
Mrs. M. Mulholland 1997 Ladies Captain
S. Stokes 1997 Men's Captain
J. Murphy 1997 President
Mrs. P. Lillis 1998 Ladies Captain
R. O'Mara 1998 Men's Captain
Mrs. Dympna Ford 1998 President
Rita Grealish 1999 Ladies Captain
Billy Grealish 1999 Men's Captain
D. MacSweeney 1999 President
Maureen Egan 2000 Ladies Captain
Pat Canney 2000 Men's Captain
Mrs. Terry Watson 2000 President
Ena Brennan 2001 Ladies Captain
Shane O'Mahoney 2001 Men's Captain
Sean Hosty 2001 President
Mary Melia 2002 Ladies Captain
Noel Greaney 2002 Men's Captain
Mary Costello 2002 President
Pat Dooley 2003 Ladies Captain
Diarmuid Caulfield 2003 Men's Captain
Michael O'hUiginn 2003 President
Mary Heaslip 2004 Ladies Captain
Pat Sheehan 2004 Men's Captain
Noleen Boylan 2004 President
R. Standun 2005 Ladies Captain
Jim Doyle 2005 Men's Captain
Iognaid O'Muircheataigh 2005 President
Kay McGinley 2006 Ladies Captain
Sarge Bruzzi 2006 Men's Captain
Margaret Mulholland 2006 President
Pauline Dolly 2007 Ladies Captain
John Whiriskey 2007 Men's Captain
John Lillis 2007 President
Joan Doyle 2008 Ladies Captain
Michael Gleeson 2008 Men's Captain
Mary Hanlon 2008 President
Anne Joyce 2009 Ladies Captain
Brian Daly 2009 Men's Captain
Michael Molloy 2009 President
Deirdre Killeen 2010 Ladies Captain
Brian O'Beirn 2010 Men's Captain
Patricia Lillis 2010 President
Antoinette Waldron 2011 Ladies Captain
Kieran O'Mahony 2011 Men's Captain
William Herterich 2011 President
Olive Burke 2012 Ladies Captain
Tom Nolan 2012 Men's Captain
Patricia Comer 2012 President
Patricia Goodwin 2013 Ladies Captain
Tommy Glynn 2013 Men's Captain
Frank O'Brien
2013 President
Jane Whiriskey 2014 Ladies Captain
Joey Costello 2014 Men's Captain
Gwen Quaid 2014 President
Margaret Scott 2015 Ladies Captain
Donal O'Sullivan 2015 Men's Captain
John McGinley
2015 President
Ethna Joyce 2016 Ladies Captain
Marcus Conroy 2016 Men's Captain
Mary Heaslip
2016 President
Olwyn Hanley 2017 Ladies Captain
Paddy Whelan 2017 Men's Captain
John Whiriskey 2017 President
Orla Barry (5) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Jane Whiriskey (8) 2017 Lowest Ladies Handicap
Ronan Mullarney (-2)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Joe Lyons (-1) 2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Cathal Nolan (0)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Thomas Nolan (0)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap
Stephen Brady (0)
2017 Lowest Men's Handicap

Holes in One at Galway

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Tom Ford 15 November 1998 2nd   137 m
C. Garrett 25 August 2002 2nd   137 m
D. Loughnane 24 July 2005 9th   185 m
Rita Grealish 12 April 2013 16th 5-iron 117 m
Kelly Dunleavy 26 July 2014 10th Albatross 353 m
Ray Caulfield
21 February 2015 2nd   142 m
Serge Bruzzi 26 April 2015 2nd   142 m
Joe Gaffney 4 May 2015 9th   185 m
Ron Jameson 11 June 2015 2nd   142 m
Ger O Farrell 12 June 2015 13th   129 m
Dorinda Flannery 21 July 2015 11th   160 m
Tom Nolan 27 July 2015 2nd   129 m