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Loughrea golf club Galway

Loughrea golf course Galway

Loughrea Golf Course

Loughrea Club Crest

Designed by the late Eddie Hackett on of Irelands most renowned course architects, Loughrea measures 5,825 metres, with a par-71 and a standard scratch of 70 from the white tees. Loughrea has wide fairways with good greens, the rough tends to be lush and your second shot requires a high degree of accuracy. Set in rolling parkland one mile west of the town on the Bullaun Road and only 17 miles from Galway City.

It has a fine new clubhouse with magnificent panoramic views of the course and surrounding countryside. Full catering is provided and the visitor can relax in the bar after a memorable round of golf, where a warm welcome is assured to individuals and societies.

Societies are welcome and group rates are available.

Green Fees Monday to Thursday Winter: €25
Green Fees Friday, Saturday, Sunday & B.H. Winter: €30
Green Fees Monday to Thursday Summer: €30
Green Fees Friday, Saturday, Sunday & B.H. Summer: €35
Green Fees with a Member: €20/30
Green Fees Societys Midweek: €20
Green Fees Societys Weekends: €25
Green Fees for Opens: €25
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: €30
Yes
Soft Spikes:  No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full New Membership Fee: €600
Full Family Membership Fee: €1,188
Full Former Membership Fee: €694
Full Beginners Membership Fee: €475
Full Distance Membership Fee: €360
Full Country Membership Fee: €320
Full Junior Membership Fee: €125
Full Junior Membership Fee: €75
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 730
Designer Eddie Hackett
Founded 1924
Address

Graigue,
Loughrea,
Co. Galway

Telephone +353 (0)91-841049
Email loughreagcsecretary@gmail.com
Website Loughrea golf club website
Club Manager: Adrian Callanan
Captain: Barry Newell
Lady Captain: Madge Kennedy
President: Gerry Glynn
Seniors Captain: Des Larkin
Junior Captain: Donncha Finn
Girls' Junior Captain: Ciara Curley
Vice-Captains': Barry Newell & Madge Kennedy
Hon. Secretary: Robbie Lyons, Geoff Kinsella & Margaret Dooley
Club Pro.: None
Hon. Treasurer:  Adrian Callanan, Des Larkin & Sheila Stratford
Comp. Secretary: Padraic Hedderman
Loughrea Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.213154
Long:-8.555474
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: All day
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Sunday & Bank Holidays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Loughrea Golf Club Fixtures 2024 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2024 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 10 March
  Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 25 May Sunday 26 May Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 26 May   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 15 June   Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q)
Saturday 13 July
Sunday 14 July Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q)
Sunday 14 July
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 20 July   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 17 March Tuesday 19 March Open 3
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 18 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Tuesday 19 March   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 7 April Monday 1 April Open 4
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 30 March
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 31 March
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 1 April   Open 1
Play-in-Pink Friday 12 April Sunday 14 April Open 1
Play-in-Pink Saturday 13 April   Open 1
Play-in-Pink Sunday 14 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 20 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 3 May Monday 6 May Open 4
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 4 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 5 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 6 May Sunday 12 May Open 1
Loughrea Am-Am Tuesday 7 May   Open 1
Loughrea Am-Am Wednesday 8 May   Open 1
Loughrea Am-Am Thursday 9 May   Open 1
Loughrea Am-Am Friday 10 May   Open 1
Loughrea Am-Am Saturday 11 May   Open 1
Loughrea Am-Am Sunday 12 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 15 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 22 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 27 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 29 May
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 31 May Saturday 1 June Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 1 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles V-Par
Sunday 2 June Monday 3 June Open 2
L. & G. Singles V-Par Monday 3 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 12 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 19 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 26 June
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 3 July
Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 10 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 17 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 24 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 31 July
  Open 1
Singles Strokes Friday 2 August
Monday 5 August Open 4
Singles Strokes Saturday 3 August
  Open 1
Singles Strokes Sunday 4 August
  Open 1
Singles Strokes Monday 5 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 7 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 14 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 21 August   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Friday 23 August
Sunday 25 August Open 3
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 24 August
  Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 25 August
  Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Friday 23 August
Sunday 25 August Open 3
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 24 August
  Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 25 August
  Open
1
Minor Scratch Cup Friday 23 August
Sunday 25 August
Open 3
Minor Scratch Cup Saturday 24 August
  Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Sunday 25 August
  Open 1
Connacht Jimmy Bruen & Women's Minor Foursomes Area Finals 4 Saturday 24 August Sunday 25 August G.I. 2
Connacht Jimmy Bruen & Women's Minor Foursomes Area Finals 4 Sunday 25 August   G.I. 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 28 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 11 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 18 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 25 September
  Open 1
Connacht Irish Junior Boys' & Girls' Schools Thursday 26 September   G.I. 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 2 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 9 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 16 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 23 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 25 October Monday 28 October Open 4
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 26 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 27 October   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Fourball Monday 28 October   Open 1
 L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 30 October
  Open 1
 L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 6 November   Open 1
 L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 13 November   Open 1
 L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 20 November   Open 1
 L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 27 November
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 4 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Wednesday 11 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Friday 13 December   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Saturday 14 December   Open 1
12-Hole 2/3 Ball Scramble
Thursday 19 December Sunday 22 December Open 4
12-Hole 2/3 Ball Scramble Friday 20 December   Open 1
12-Hole 2/3 Ball Scramble Saturday 21 December   Open 1
12-Hole 2/3 Ball Scramble Sunday 22 December
  Open 1

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Card of the Course

KeyData
Yellow Par 71 Slope 117 5,124 m
Red Par 72 Slope 124 4,940 m
Green Par 71 Slope 121 5,606 m
Blue Par 71 Slope 124 5,778 m

Card

Hole No. Blue Green Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 330 325 319 4 15 291 4 7
2 337 322 316 4 9 312 4 5
3 385 378 368 4 3 336 4 3
4 185 179 154 3 7 152 3 11
5 394 388 340 4 1 320 4 1
6 347 337 323 4 5 320 5 15
7 315 310 246 4 11 240 4 13
8 129 118 110 3 17 104 3 17
9 303 297 290 4 13 288 4 9
Out 2,725 2,654 2,466 34   2,363 35  
10 509 496 402 5 6 400 5 4
11 160 154 148 3 14 144 3 14
12 497 472 431 5 10 427 5 6
13 298
286 246 4 8 241 4 10
14 350 339 304 4 4 301 4 8
13 336 332 301 4 2 299
4 2
16 409 404 369 5 18 366 5 18
17 153 137 130 3 16 121 3 16
18 341 332 327 4 12 278 4 12
In 3,053 2,952 2,648 37   2,577 37  
Total 5,778 5,606 5,124 71   4,940 72  
SSS 70 69 68     72    
Slope 124 121 117     124    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 64 John Counihan (4) 06/04/2000

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

The Ladies Loughrea Golf Club qualified for the All-Ireland deciders of the Intermediate Cup at Limerick Golf Club on Thursday 16th September 2021 by winning the Connaught Finals and were drawn against Waterford Castel Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter Finals; they won their match by 3-matches to 2-matches.
First on the tee was Tanya White who lost her match against Vivieene Keller by 1-hole, next on the tee was Geraldine Kelly who had a bad day when going down to Sally Brennan by 7 and 6, she was followed by Mary Glynn who had a 4 and 3 win against Mary Kennedy, in the penultimate match Anne Kelly lost out to Margaret Guerin by 4 and 3 and in the bottom match Jane Beatty secured the match with a 2 and 1 win against Margaret Gallagher.

Having accounted for the Ladies of Waterford Castle Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches in the All-Ireland Quarter-Finals the previous day they met the Ladies from Athy in the Semi-Finals on the Friday and lost their match by 3½-matches to 1½-matches.
First on the tee was Tanya White who had a 4 and 2 win against Amy Kelly, she was followed by Chris Murray who lost her match against Heather Hegarty by 4 and 3, next up was Mary Glynn who lost out to Siobhan Smyth by 3 and 2, in the penultimate match Anne Kelly against Joan McDonald-Hyland was halved when called-in and the bottom match of Jane Beatty went 6 and 5 against Mary Mahon.  

Loughrea Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Irish Junior Cup in 2017 when they beat Galway Bay by 3½-matches to1 ½-matches on Sunday 13th August at Galway Bay Golf Club.
They were led out by Andy Champion who lost his match by3 and 2 against Colm Beakey, he was followed by Evan O'Doherty who beat Keith Gavin by 3 and 2, next on the tee was Paddy McMahon who had a 2 and 1 win over Paul Glynn, in the penultimate match Paudie Hynes had a 3 and 1 win over Trevor Horan and the bottom match of Brendan Dunne against Tom Molloy was declared a halve when called-in and they had booked their place in the All-Ireland Deciders.
They made their way to Carton House Golf Club in Co. Kildare to participate in the deciders and were drawn against Munster Champions Ballybunion Golf Club on Wednesday 20th September in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and lost out to the eventual winners by 3½-matches to 1½-matches.
They were led out by Padraig Hynes who lost his match against Philip Byrne by 2-holes, he was followed by Evan O’Doherty who had a 3 and 1 win over Frank Geary Jnr. by 3 and 1, next on the tee was Paddy McMahon  who recorded a 4 and 3 lose to Ronan Cross, in the penultimate match David Byrnes went all the way up the 20th before relinquishing the point to Adrian Walsh and in the bottom match Brendan Dunne match against Brian Slattery was declared a halve when called-in.

The Ladies of Loughrea Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the ILGU Intermediate Team at Co. Sligo Golf Club in 2015 and went on to lose out to Leinster Champions Malahide by the narrowest of scores in the All-Ireland Final when the last match was decided by sudden death play-off.
The team on the day was Sharon Mooney, Martha O Neill, Ronnie Norris, Anne Kelly and Geraldine Keely they were managed by Frances Blake.

Loughrea Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 2009 and was drawn against Ulster Champions Letterkenny Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Tullamore Golf Club in September.

They were led by Brendan Dunne with Paul Hynes who lost out to Brian O'Donnell with Tony McMonagle by 3 and 2. They were followed by John Greally with Gerry Fahy who beat Pat McMonagle with Kieran Sweeney with the minimum 1-hole victory.

Next on the tee was Noel Maher with Lee McGahon who last to John Russell with Kieran Walsh by 3 and 2. The penultimate match of Uinsinn Finn with Cathal Murray saw the Galway pair have a very convincing 6 and 5 win over Ed Margey with Brendan Roache. So it was all down to the bottom match to decide who would progress to the All-Ireland Final, Tony Slevin with John Creavan gave it their best shot against Kenny King with Shane Sweeney but the Donegal pair prevailed with a 3 and 2 win to proceed to the final and eventual green-pennant winners, their first and only the 4th in the history of Donegal Clubs.

Loughrea Golf Club did the double in the Connaught Cups and Shields when they beat Tubbercurry Golf Club by 3 matches to 2 matches in the Pierce Purcell Shield at Enniscrone Golf Club on 12th August 2006.

It was back to Enniscrone Golf Club for the National Finals, where they where drawn against Ulster Champions Tandragee Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Thursday 14thSeptember.

First up was Gerry Lynch with Aidan Donohue against Philip Mehaffey with Sean McReynolds who clinched their match on the 19th -hole. They were followed Ronan Killeen with Derek Keane who beat Don Johnston with Terry Davies by 2 and 1. Next up were Johnny Greally with Paul Keane who halved their match against Harry Hall with Keith Steenson. With all to play for Kevin Greally with John Flynn clinched Loughrea’s place in the National Final when they halved their match with John Hanna and Barry Steenson. Matt Kavanagh with John Dervan put the icing-on-the-cake with a convincing 7 and 5 win over Billy Wilson with Jim Padlow.

They were drawn against Munster Champions Charleville Golf Club on the Friday, who had gone down to the wire against Leinster Champions Woodlands the previous day.

First on the tee were John Flynn with Kevin Greally who lost out to John Carroll with Dermot Whelan by 2 and 1. They were followed by Gerry Lynch with Aidan Donohue against John O’Keeffe with Pat O’Shaughnessy who recorded a 3 and 2 victory for the Munster men. Next up were Ronan Killeen with Derek Keane who had a comfortable 5 and 4 win over Paddy Kelly with Francis Finn. The penultimate match saw Johnny Greally with Paul Keane lose out to Seamus Lyons with Pat Nagle by 1-hole. The final match of John Dervan with Matt Kavanagh against Tom Barrett with Steven Moloney say Loughrea win by the 1-hole margin.

Loughrea Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield in 2006, when they beat Gort Golf Club at Enniscrone Golf Club on 13th August by 3 and a half matches to 1 and a half matches.

It was back to Enniscrone Golf Club for the National Finals, where they where drawn against Leinster Champions Rosslare Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Friday 15th September.

First up on the tee was Brian Farragher and Barry Horgan whom had a convincing 3 and 2 win over Liam Brett and Eoin McCarthy. They were followed by Andrew Kilmartin and Gerry Farragher against James Doyle and Michael O’Connor who overcame the Leinster men on the 19th. Next up were Albert Mannion and Frank Carty who lost out to Ian Lynch and Jonathan Stewart by 2 and 1. The penultimate match saw Trevor Horan and Frank Joyce pitched against Tiarnan Rossiter and John Skerritt who lost out by a similar result. It was all down to the final match of Darragh Burke and Greg Glynn against Ken Maher and Tom Kennedy, alas the result went in Rosslare’s favour by 3 and 1. So near but yet so far.

Congratulations to Hannagh O'Connor who beat County Longford's Ann Hayes in the final of the Connacht Junior Championship in 2006.

Loughrea Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Bulmers Junior Cup and were drawn against Skerries Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals at Lisburn Golf Club on 11th September 2003. They lost out to Skerries who were to won the All-Ireland pennant when beating Clonmel in the final in the afternoon. The team on the day was Eamon Hannon, Peter Power, Albert Mannion, Cathal Madden and Gerry Glynn.

Loughrea won the Bulmers Pierce Purcell Shield Connaught Championship, when they beat Enniscrone by 3 matches to 2 at Galway Golf Club in 2002. The team was Brendan Hardieman, John Manicle, Martin Kennedy, Noel Kelly, Alan Greally, Trevor Horan, Jarlath O'Connor, Brian Fahy, Dara Keary, Padraig Murray, Johnny Grealy, Joe Cahalin, Mick Daniels and John Dervan. They were captained by Danny Hynes. They were drawn against Munster Champions Woodstock Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals at Galway on September 5th 2002

Patsy Lynch was Captain of the Connacht Boys' team for the Interprovincial Championships at Headfort Golf Club from August 28-30 2002. 

Prior to 2001

Loughrea won the Connaught Bulmers Jimmy Bruen Shield in 1996, when the team was Gerry Bond, Declan Curley, Paddy Madden, Joe Cahalan, Connor Waters, Gerry Allison, Kieran Counihan, Pat Gill, Gerry Madden, Kenneth Colleran, Gerry Glynn and Michael Casserly. They were managed by John Counihan Jnr.

They won the Connacht Junior Inter Club Championship in 1995, when the team was Kenneth Colleran, Gerry Madden, Adrian Herlihy, Connor Waters, Dylan Lawless and Wayne Lawless. They were managed by John Counihan.

They won the Connacht Senior Inter Club in 1998, when the team was A. Clarke, J. Caffery, J. Counihan, P. Madden, J. Rooney, M. Raleigh, V. Leahy, Joe Cahalan, P. Lynch, F. Perry, A. Mannion, V. Ryan and C. Smalle.

They won the Cecil Ewing Shield in 1998, when the team was K. Morrissey, Brendan Hardieman, M. Burns, L. Healy, M. Moloney, P. Lynch, P. Keane, J. Kelly, M. Carey, J. Counihan, G. Connaire, F. Stewart and G. Lynch.

They won the Bloomfield Cup in 1998 when the team was, G. Madden, L. Shannon, J. Cahalan, P. Gill, B. Hogan, J. Counihan, P. Madden, V. Leahy, G. Bond, C. Barry, P. Lynch, A. Clarke and F. Joyce. They won it prior to that in 1995, when the team was Adrian Madden, Pat Gill, Pat Waters, Austin Clarke, Ronan O'Dea, Tony Ryan, Gerry Glynn, John Counihan Jnr. Leo Connolly and Gerry Bond. They were captained by Patsy Lynch.

They won the Central Towns in 1982 when the team was P. Gilchreest, M. Conway, N. Colleran, G. Gately, B. Blake, K. Hayes, N. Kelly, K. Dervin, V. Prendergast and they were managed by M. O'Neill.

They won the Connaught Shield in 1958, when the team was T. Dervan, A. J. Wellwood, J. Kennedy, D. Ryan, J. Hannafin, D. Duffy, M. Kennedy, P. Corcoran, N. McNally and M. Dyar.

They were Connacht Runners-Up in the Irish Junior Cup in 1996, the Pierce Purcell Shield in 1995, Junior Cup 1995 and the Cecil Ewing in 2000.

The Ladies won Connacht Cup in 1968, when the team was Mrs. J. J. Fanning, Mrs. W. Hickey and Mrs. E. Pringle.

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

C. Waters represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1999 to 2001 playing 15-times won 3-matches halved two and lost 10-matches accumulating 8-points;

History of Loughrea

Loughrea Golf Club moved to its current location in 1954 and began as a testing nine hole course. The course was redesigned and expanded to 18 Holes in 1992. This development was undertaken under renowned course architect Eddie Hackett, one of the most prolific course designers in Irish golf history.

Further expansion occurred in 2002 when additional land was purchased and developed adding 1,000 yds approx to the length of the course. Four new holes and greens were constructed and three others modified. This development resulted in making the course a Par 71 for Men and Par72 for Ladies.

We are proud of all these developments and the way they have enhanced our course. The course poses an inviting and exciting challenge and is considered a true and fair test for all golfers.

We hope that all players, members and visitors, will enjoy the challenge our course poses and the hospitality of the clubhouse.

What the Club tells us:

The game of golf has been a tradition in Loughrea for almost a century.

The original course – the first of three – was located at Knockanima/Earslpark on elevated lands adjoining the Eastern boundary wall of what was then The Workhouse and now known as St. Brendan’s Hospital. A feature of the layout of the course was that one hole was sited at the Long Point on the lakeside of the Woodford road.

When that original spread was first used is difficult to pin-point. Before the outbreak of the Great War however, it was decided that a more suitable if less scenic site having fewer stone walls bisecting it, should be found. Sites as Baunoge, Masonbrook and Caheronaun were viewed but eventually 60 acres of hilly land beside the Kincullia road at Caheronaun were secured at a nominal rent.

The founding fathers of this new enterprise as recorded in the club membership card for 1914, which has been loaned to me by Mrs. Eilish Pringle whose late father Mr. J. J. Hanafin, was a member of the committee. The committee was: President, John J. Smyth, Esq., J. P. Masonbrook; Vice President, P. J. Davy, Esq., J. P.; Captain, Charles Shubrick Graham, Esq., Solicitor; Hon. Treasurer, P. Glynn, Esq., National Bank; Hon. Secretary, D. V. Lambkin; Committee: Revd. Robert Bradshaw, Killinan; Rev. H. Brennan, Adm., J. J. Byrne, A. D. Comyn Ll.d, solicitor, Laurence Conway, E. C. Fitzpatrick, J. J. Hanafin, J. Hosty, A. M. Toole, R. H. Bell.

By the mid 1920’s support for the club began to come an ever widening section of the whole community. So rapid was growth that by the late 1930’s the club deemed it feasible to secure the services of a resident professional and Mr. J. Gaffney from Dublin was appointed. That in addition to being a competent teacher he was also a top class player was evidence when he established a course record of 29 shots for Loughrea’s 9 hole spread.

During the emergency restrictions of the World War II era it became increasingly difficult to obtain the clubs goods needed and interest waned to such a degree that the club as such ceased to function. Only a mere handful of super enthusiasts led by the late Mr. Paddy Corcoran who paid the greenkeeper, Charlie Kiernan, out of his own resources, kept the flag flying.

Amongst those who in time came to share Paddy Corcoran’s dedication and commitment in the 1940’s was the late Dr. Martin Dyar. In time he became chief motivator in having the land for the present course purchased from the late Mr. Larry Smyth, Earlspark. His dream of a new 9 hole course at Graigue became a reality and was declared officially open by the late Dr. William Philibn, Bishop of Clonfert in 1954. Had Dr. Dyar survived to see ‘his’ spread extended to it’s now magnificent holes, he would be a happy man indeed.

An excellent spirit of camaraderie and sportsmanship has always prevailed in the Loughrea club and it’s friendly atmosphere has won favourable comment from visiting players down through the years.

The newly extended course has been solidly laid on the foundation of the old 9 holes and will ensure that Loughrea is a place where a game of golf will continue to be enjoyed.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mrs. E. Morrissey 1990 Ladies Captain
P. G. Healy 1990 Men's Captain
M. Farrell 1990 President
Mrs. S. Kelly 1991 Ladies Captain
P. Haverty 1991 Men's Captain
Rev. I. Clarke 1991 President
Mrs. B. Beirne 1992 Ladies Captain
M. Bond 1992 Men's Captain
J. Burke 1992 President
Mrs. G. Collins 1993 Ladies Captain
F. Joyce 1993 Men's Captain
J. A. Cahalan 1993 President
Miss M. Morrissey 1994 Ladies Captain
B. Horgan 1994 Men's Captain
F. A. Winters 1994 President
Mrs. E. McCann 1995 Ladies Captain
B. Fahy 1995 Men's Captain
Dr. B. Moloney 1995 President
Mrs. Anna Cronin 1996 Ladies Captain
P. Lynch 1996 Men's Captain
P. C. Healy 1996 President
Miss M. Verdon 1997 Ladies Captain
G. Glynn 1997 Men's Captain
P. Fahey 1997 President
Mrs. N. Blake 1998 Ladies Captain
A. Mannion 1998 Men's Captain
V. Ryan 1998 President
Mrs. N. Gilligan 1999 Ladies Captain
B. Mahony 1999 Men's Captain
P. Lynch 1999 President
Mrs. S. McDonald 2000 Ladies Captain
J. P. Cusack 2000 Men's Captain
N. Kelly 2000 President
Geraldine Dolan 2001 Ladies Captain
Michael Maher 2001 Men's Captain
Geraldine Dowling 2001 President
Marcella Fallon 2002 Ladies Captain
John Counihan 2002 Men's Captain
Vincent Leahy 2002 President
Rose Mannion 2003 Ladies Captain
J. Barrett 2003 Men's Captain
Brendan Blake 2003 President
Anne Kelly 2004 Ladies Captain
Dick O'Gorman 2004 Men's Captain
Jane Beatty 2004 President
Chris Murray 2005 Ladies Captain
Danny Hynes 2005 Men's Captain
Brendan Kelly 2005 President
Patricia O'Hehir 2006 Ladies Captain
Carl Cahalan 2006 Men's Captain
Mike Newell 2006 President
Cherry O'Connor 2007 Ladies Captain
Peter Murphy 2007 Men's Captain
Martha O'Neill 2007 President
Sharon Mooney 2008 Ladies Captain
Paul Glynn 2008 Men's Captain
Des Egan 2008 President
Maude Mahoney 2009 Ladies Captain
Jim Dunne 2009 Men's Captain
Fiachra McGrath 2009 President
Geraldine Keely 2010 Ladies Captain
Tony Slevin 2010 Men's Captain
Mary Verdon 2010 President
Catherine Cleary 2011 Ladies Captain
Des Egan 2011 Men's Captain
Barry Hogan 2011 President
Claire Carty 2012 Ladies Captain
Pat Hynes 2012 Men's Captain
Michael Bond 2012 President
Kay Keating 2013 Ladies Captain
John O'Neill 2013 Men's Captain
Chris Murray
2013 President
Martha O'Neill 2014 Ladies Captain
James Kennedy 2014 Men's Captain
Sean Sweeney 2014 President
Anne Scott 2015 Ladies Captain
Uinsinn Finn 2015 Men's Captain
Pat Gilchreest
2015 President
Rita Fallon 2016 Ladies Captain
Aidan McNabola 2016 Men's Captain
Frances Blake 2016 President
Marion Murphy 2017 Ladies Captain
Frank Murray 2017 Men's Captain
Terry Doyle 2017 President
Jean Brogan
2018 Ladies Captain
Niall McGahon 2018 Men's Captain
Pat Hayes
2018 President
Rose McKelvey
2019 Ladies Captain
Declan Joyce 2019 Men's Captain
Anne Scott 2019 President
  2019 Junior Captain
Ali Moore 2019 Junior Girls Captain
Peggy Gilligan
2020 Ladies Captain
Ollie Newell
2020 Men's Captain
Martin Broderick
2020 President
Donncha Finn
2020 Junior Captain
Ciara Curley
2020 Junior Girls Captain
Anne Gilchreest 2021 Ladies Captain
Padraic Hedderman 2021 Men's Captain
Joe Conmy 2021 Seniors Captain
Tony Raftery 2021 President
  2021 Junior Captain
  2021 Junior Girls Captain
Mary O’Loughlin 2022 Ladies Captain
Paddy McMahon 2022 Men's Captain
  2022 Seniors Captain
Rose Mannion 2022 President
  2022 Junior Captain
  2022 Junior Girls Captain
Siobhan Glynn 2023 Ladies Captain
Ivan Healy 2023 Men's Captain
Des Larkin 2023 Seniors Captain
Patrick J. Burke
2023 President
  2023 Junior Captain
  2023 Junior Girls Captain
Madge Kennedy 2024 Ladies Captain
Barry Newell 2024 Men's Captain
  2024 Seniors Captain
Gerry Glynn 2024 President
  2024 Junior Captain
  2024 Junior Girls Captain
  2024
Lowest Ladies H'cap
Tony Slevin 2024 Lowest Men's H'cap
Joseph Ryan 2024
Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Loughrea

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Emir McMorrow 17 May 1996 17th   124 m
Geraldine Dolan 2 May 1997 11th   125 m
Morgan Healy 7 July 1998 14th   134 m
Gerry Leslie 7 July 1999 14th   134 m
Aidan Donohue 21 July 1999 11th   146 m
Kathleen Leahy 25 July 1999 11th   110 m
Mary Ryan 3 January 2000 8th   94 m
Vincent Costello 30 January 2000 8th   120 m
John Counihan 5 March 2000 14th   134 m
Garry Bond 12 March 2000 14th   134 m
Gay Dolan 1 August 2000 17th   160 m
David McGann 27 May 2001 8th   105 m
Michael Booth 22 March 2002 11th   146 m
Joe Barrett 5 June 2002 14th   134 m
Niall Madden 28 July 2002 17th   158 m
Michael P. Corcoran 6 October 2003 8th   118 m
Kieran Counihan 23 March 2003 17th   158 m
Gerry Farragher 1 June 2003 4th   185 m
Martin Mullins 2 June 2003 4th   184 m
Michael Lyons 18 February 2004 11th   124 m
Chris Murray 25 February 2004 11th   125 m
Dermot Bligh 20 June 2004 17th   158 m
Cathal Madden 25 July 2004 11th   170 m
Siun McDonald 9 March 2005 14th   120 m
Joe Cahalan 2 August 2005 8th   133 m
Sharon Mooney 19 June 2005 8th   108 m
Emmet Keary 14/09/2005 8th   133 m
Noel Kelly 1 January 2006 11th   160 m
Ronnie Norris 1 July 2007      
Dick O’Gorman 27 January 2007 11th   153 m
Michael Howard 5 May 2008 8th   113 m
Emmet Mahony 9 August 2008 11th   160 m
Paddy Madden 9 August 2008 4th   185 m
Paddy Arrigan 26 November 2008 17th   140 m
Val Groarke 15 July 2009 4th   185 m
John O’Neill 7 October 2009 17th   158 m
Phelim Shaughnessy 26 March 2023 8th   113 m
Michael O Sullivan April 2023 17th   158 m
Gerry Bond 19 March 2024 8th   133 m