Portumna golf club Galway

Portumna golf course Galway

Portumna Golf Course

Portumna Club Crest

Portumna continues to improve this fine parkland course set in Portumna Forest Park. It has recently extended from a par-68 to a Championship Golf Course measuring 6,350 metres par-72 with a standard scratch of 73 off the white tees, under the watchful eye of Eddie Connaughton.

Situated close to the lovely Lough Derg on the River Shannon, approximately 50 miles from Galway City. Portumna Golf Club is set in undulating terrain adorned with mature and graceful trees, creating a very enjoyable course for players of all abilities. Local deer can regularly be seen grazing beside this beautiful parkland course. The 160 metres 18th played to an elevated green is a fine finishing hole.

The fine clubhouse offers the finest catering facilities and the warmest of welcomes to be found anywhere in the West of Ireland.

Portumna was voted the No. 54-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-1);

Portumna was voted the No. 55-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Down-3);

Portumna was voted the No. 52-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Up-1);

Portumna was voted the No. 53-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Up-1);

Portumna was voted the No. 24-ranked parkland course in Ireland in 2014

Portumna was voted the No. 54-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Down-1);

Portumna was voted the No. 25-ranked parkland golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

Portumna was voted the No. 61-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

Green Fees Midweek: €20
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €25
Green Fees with a Member: €20/25
Green Fees for Opens: €15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft Spikes: Yes
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €520
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 717
Designer Eddie Connaughton
Founded 1913
Address

Woodford Road,
Portumna,
Co. Galway

Telephone 090-9741059
Email portumnagc@eircom.net
Website Portumna golf club website
Secretary/Manager: Michael Ryan
Captain: Pat Healy
Lady Captain: Carmel McLoughlin
President: Paddy Kelly
Vice-Captains': Stephen Madden & Bernie Kilmartin
Hon. Secretary: Francis McClearn & Mary Madden
Club Pro: Shop 090-9741059
Hon. Treasurer: Brian Fahy & Brid Kelly
Comp. Secretary: Dick Quinlivan & Mary Madden
Portumna Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.090904
Long:-8.256153
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 10.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Sundays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Portumna Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' & Presidents' Drive-In Sunday 12 February   Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 24 June
Sunday 25 June
Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 25 June
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q)
Saturday 15 July
Sunday 16 July
Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q)
Sunday 16 July
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize Sunday 23 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 29 July
  Closed 1
3-Person Team Event Sunday 1 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Monday 2 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Tuesday 3 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Wednesday 4 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Thursday 5 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Friday 6 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Saturday 7 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Sunday 8 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Monday 9 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Tuesday 10 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Wednesday 11 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Thursday 12 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Friday 13 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Saturday 14 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Monday 16 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Tuesday 18 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Wednesday 18 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Thursday 19 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Friday 20 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Saturday 21 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Monday 23 January   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Tuesday 24 January   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Wednesday 25 January    Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Thursday 26 January   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Friday 27 January
  Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Saturday 28 January
  Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Monday 30 January
  Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Tuesday 31 January
  Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Wednesday 1 February   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Thursday 2 February   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Friday 3 February   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Saturday 4 February   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Monday 6 February   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Tuesday 7 February   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Wednesday 8 February   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Thursday 9 February   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Friday 10 February
  Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Saturday 11 February   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Monday 13 February   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Tuesday 14 February   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Wednesday 15 February   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Thursday 16 February   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Friday 17 February   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Saturday 18 February   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Monday 20 February   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Tuesday 21 February   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Wednesday 22 February   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Thursday 23 February    Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Friday 24 February
  Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Saturday 25 February
  Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Monday 27 February
  Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Tuesday 28 February
  Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Wednesday 1 March   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Thursday 2 March   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Friday 3 March   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Saturday 4 March   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Monday 6 March   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Tuesday 7 March   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Wednesday 8 March   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Thursday 9 March   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Friday 10 March   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Saturday 11 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Monday 12 March   Open 1
Champagne Scramble any combination Friday 17 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford
Monday 20 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday  27 March   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 3 April   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Wednesday 5 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday  10 April   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Wednesday 12 April   Open 1
Fourball Betterball
Saturday 15 April
Sunday 16 April Open 2
Fourball Betterball Sunday 16 April
  Open
1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 17 April
  Open 1
Seniors 55+ Wednesday 19 April   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday  24 April   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Wednesday 26 April   Open 1
L. & G. Team Classic Fundraiser
Saturday 29 April
Sunday 30 April Open 2
L. & G. Team Classic Fundraiser
Sunday 30 April
  Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 1 May   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Wednesday 3 May   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball Final
Saturday 6 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 8 May   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Wednesday 10 May   Open 1
Singles Strokes Sunday 14 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 15 May   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Wednesday 16 May   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 22 May   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Wednesday 24 May   Open 1
Scotch Foursomes any combination Saturday 27 May Sunday 28 May
Open 2
Scotch Foursomes any combination
Sunday 28 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 29 May
  Open 1
Seniors 55+ Wednesday 1 June   Open 1
L. & G. Fourball Saturday 3 June Sunday 4 June Open 2
L. & G. Fourball Sunday 4 June
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles
Monday 5 June   Open
1
Seniors 55+ Wednesday 7 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 12 June   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Wednesday 14 June   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Sunday 18 June   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Sunday 18 June   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 19 June   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Wednesday 21 June   Open 1
Barton Shield (Q) Sunday 25 June   GUI 1
Start of Open Week Saturday 1 July Friday 7 July Open 7
Fourball Betterball Stableford Saturday 1 July
Open 1
Fourball Betterball Stableford Sunday 2 July   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Sunday 2 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 3 July   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford Tuesday 4 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Wednesday 5 July   Open 1
3-Ball any combination Thursday 6 July   Open 1
Singles Strokes Friday 7 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 10 July   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Wednesday 12 July   Open
1
Singles Stableford Monday 17 July   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Wednesday 19 July   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 24 July
  Open 1
Seniors 55+ Wednesday 26 July   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 30 July Monday 31 July Open 2
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 31 July
  Open 1
Seniors 55+ Wednesday 2 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 7 August   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Wednesday 9 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 14 August   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Wednesday 16 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 21 August   Open 1
Seniors 55+ Wednesday 23 August   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 28 August
  Open 1
Ladies Senior Singles Stableford 50+ Thursday 31 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Team Event Sunday 3 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Monday 4 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 11 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 18 September   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Sunday 24 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Monday 25 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Sunday 29 October   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Friday 15 December   Open 1
3-Ball Betterball any combination Saturday 16 December   Open 1

*Please check information before travelling

Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 72 SSS 72 6,112 m
Yellow Par 72 SSS 70 5,834 m
Red Par 74 SSS 73 5,149 m
Blue Par 72 SSS 73 6,350 m

Card

Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 406 396 386 4 7 386 5 14
2 150 140 130 3 17 100 3 16
3 405 393 378 4 1 391 5 4
4 366 356 346 4 5 300 4 6
5 189 177 162 3 9 150 3 12
6 511 503 469 5 11 415 5 8
7 386 375 360 4 3 257 4 18
8 491 481 471 5 15 400 5 2
9 352 340 306 4 13 288 4 10
Out 3,256 3,161 3,008 36   2,687 38  
10 188 178 158 3 6 146 3 13
11 370 360 350 4 12 293 4 3
12 433 423 413 5 18 385 5 7
13 354 335 323 4 10 269 4 15
14 358 345 335 4 4 309 4 1
15 380 350 320 4 16 273 4 17
16 330 308 300 4 8 274 4 9
17 500 488 474 5 2 385 5 5
18 181 164 153 3 14 128 3 11
In 3,094 2,951 2,826 36   2,462 36  
Total 6,350 6,112 5,834 72   5,149 74  
SSS 73 72 70     73    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 68 Frank Kilkenny (6) June 2001

Ladies Course Record: 74 Suzanne Corcoran-Kenny

Members Achievements

The Ladies of Portumna Golf Club won the All-Ireland Final of the Junior Foursomes when they beat Munster Champions Ballykisteen Golf Club at Malone Golf Club in 2017.
They won the Connaught Final when they beat Ballinasloe Golf Club by 2 ½-matches to ½ a match at Ballinrobe Golf Club on Sunday 3rd September. They were lead out by Mary Kelly with Brid Kelly who halved their match against Jackie Cunningham with Maureen Dolphin, in the second match Carmel Cunningham with Bernie Kilmartyn had a 4 and 2 win over Aideen Bergin with Rita Staunton, in the bottom match Mary McElroy with Mary Madden beat Teresa Coughlan with Lena Donohue by 3 and 2 and a place in the All-Ireland Deciders.  
They made the long journey to Malone Golf Club in Belfast where they met Mid Champions The Heath Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Thursday 28th September. They were lead out by Mary and Brid Kelly who had a 2 and 1 win over Sarah A. Ging with Mary Malone, in the second match Carmel Cunningham with Bernie Kilmartyn recorded a comfortable 4 and 3 win over Helen Kelly with May Tyrrell and in the bottom match Mary McElroy with Mary M. Madden beat Mary Cushen with Ann Dunne by 3 and 2 and their place in the All-Ireland Final the following day.
They met Munster Champions Ballykisteen Golf Club in the decider Mary and Brid Kelly lead the way again and had a most comfortable 7 and 5 win over Catherine English with Neasa Fahy-O'Donnell, in the second match Carmel Cunningham with Bernie Kilmartin recorded a halve against Sarah Toomey with Mary Toomey when called-in, the bottom match Mary McElroy with Mary M. Madden recorded a 5 and 4 win over Claire Griffin with Caroline Cussen and with it the Green Pennant.  

Portumna Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield when they beat Gort Golf Club at Galway Bay Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches on Sunday 13th August 2017.
They were lead out by Dean Cox with Brian Mooney who went up the 19th before relinquishing the point to John Whelan with Pat Ryan, next on the tee was Dan and Padraig Hogan who lost their match by 2-holes against Gerard Connors with Michael Ryan, they were followed by Padraic Cahalan with Alan Hayes who had a 2-hole win over Gerry Broderick with Kieran Reidy, in the penultimate match Enda Quigley with Alan Page had a comfortable 4 and 3 win over Pat Curtis with Frank Higgins and in the bottom match Sean McEntee with David Hughes recorded the minimum 1-hole win over Brendan McDonagh with John Tierney and a place in the All-Ireland Deciders.
They made their way to Carton House Golf Club in Co. Kildare when they were drawn against Munster Champions Thurles Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Thursday 21st September and were lead out by Martin Whitty with Bill Geraghty 
They met Leinster Champions Royal Curagh Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final on Friday 22nd September and were lead out again by Tommy and Shane Quigley who beat Martin Whitty with Bill Geraghty by 4 and 3, they were followed by Pat Coote with Johnny Nevin who lost out by 2 and 1 against Eddie Trant with Jimmy Murphy, next on the tee was John Looby with Gerard Maguire who had a 1-hole win over Michael Cleary with Brendan Mullins, in the penultimate match Adrian O’Keefe with John Dwan lost out by 2-holes against Anthony Ryan with Thomas Powell, in the bottom match Stephen Quigley with Martin Fahy secured the Green Pennant with a 1-hole win over Benny Murphy with Paul Dempsey.     

The Ladies of Portumna Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Senior Foursomes in 2016 and made their way to Dundalk Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland Finals and were drawn against Munster Champions East Cork in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Thursday 22nd September.

They were lead out by Claire Callanan with Riona Holohan who went down to Grace McGrath with Sarah O'Brien by 3 and 1, they were followed by Suzanne Corcoran with Mary Madden who lost out to Lillian Hartigan with Deirdre Ryan by 1-hole. In the bottom match Anne Fahy with Anita Carey lost out to Deirdre O'Mahony with Mairead Ni Mhurchu by 3 and 1.

Portumna Golf Club won the Irish Independent-Allianz Officer Golf Challenge on the Palmer Course at The K Club in September 2015 with a score of 77 points.
They were represented by Captain Matt Donohoe, Lady Captain Anne Fahy and Club President Ger Brehony, the qualified for the event Glasson Golf Club earlier in the year, it is worth noting that Anne is a former comogie All-Ireland winner so she can add another All-Ireland to her collection.

Portumna Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes on Sunday 26th July 2014 when they beat Enniscrone Golf Club by 3 ½-matches to 1½-match in the Final having beaten Westport Golf Club by a similar margin in the Semi-Final.
They made the long journey to Warrenpoint Golf Club to take part in the All-Ireland deciders. They met Leinster Champions Castlecomer Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Friday 4th September.
They were lead out by Stephen Madden with Carmel Cunningham who had a 3 and 2 win over Tommy O'Neill with Betty Owens they were followed by Paul Porter with Mary McElroy who lost their match against Jason Brennan with Ann Ring by 5 and 4, next up were Leslie O'Meara with Anne Fahy who also lost their match by 5 and 4 against Michael Daly with Joan Brennan, in the penultimate match James Porter with Anita Carey went down by 7 and 6 against Ken Hovenden with Maria Downey, the bottom match of Ger Lynch with Laura Burton against Victor Smyth with Nuala Mahon was halved.

Portumna Golf Club reached the Semi-Final of the Barton Shield at Castlebar Golf Club on Sunday 15th June 2014, when they lost out to Athenry Golf Club by 3-holes.
They were lead out by Paul Porter with James McLoughlin who lost out to David Byrne with Joe Beirne by 1-hole, they were followed by Damien Burke with John Cleary who went down to David Byrne with Joe Beirne by 1-hole. They met Oughterard Golf Club in the Semi-Final and had a comfortable 8-holes win over the club from the West of the County. The same four players secured their place in the final, Paul Porter with James McLoughlin beat Devon Morley with Michael Darcy Jnr. by 5-holes, they were followed by Damien Burke with John Cleary who had a 3-hole win over Martin O’Cearra with Eoin O’Connor.

The Ladies of Portumna won the Connacht Final of the Irish Senior Cup in 2013.
The All-Ireland deciders were played at their home club on Sunday 16th September and they were drawn against Munster Champions Castletroy Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter Finals.
First on the tee was Anne Cassidy who beat Chloe Ryan by 2 and 1, she was followed by Suzanne Corcoran who won her match against Patrice Delaney on the 18th, next up was Ciara Magill who lost out to Lisa O'Shea by 2 and 1, the penultimate match of Carmel McLoughlin against Shirley Real also went to the 18th before the Limerick club clinched the point, in the bottom match Anita Carey lost her match against Fiona Corbett by 3 and 1.

The Ladies of Portumna Golf Club reached the Quarter-Finals of the All-Ireland Senior Cup Championship at Grange Golf Club on Saturday 17th August 2012, when they were beaten by East Leinster Champions The Island Golf Club by 3-matches to a2-matches.
First on the tee was Suzanne Corcoran who recorded a 2 and 1 win over Anna Courtney, she was followed by Ann Cassidy who beat Suzy Sheehan by 3 and 2, next up was Claire Callanan who had an off-day when going down to Gertie McMullen by 6 and 5. In the penultimate match Carmel McLoughlin lost out to Ashleigh Wilton by 5 and 3, in the bottom match Anita Carey went down to Angie Dwyer by 6 and 4.   

Portumna Golf Club won the All-Ireland Final of the Irish Junior Cup at Castlebar Golf Club in 2010.

Portumna Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Irish Junior Cup when they beat Co. Sligo Golf Club at Castlebar Golf Club on Saturday 7th August 2010, by 3 matches to 2 matches. First on the tee was Ger Lynch who beat Shane Flanagan by 2 and 1, next up was Sean Cleary who beat Conor Neiland by 4 and 3. He was followed by Shane Ryan beat Ruairi O’Connor by 2 and 1. The penultimate match of Shane McHugo went to Eoin Gaughan by 4 and 3 and the bottom match also went to the team from Rosses Point when Niall Kilkenny lost to Mark Rooney by 5 and 4.

They went to Castlebar Golf Club to compete in the National deciders where they were drawn against Ulster Champions Banbridge in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals on Wednesday 15th September they beat Banbridge by 3 ½ matches to 1½ matches. First on the tee was Ger Lynch who lost to Ross McCandless by 2 and 1, he was followed by Sean Cleary who beat Luke Woods by 2 and 1. Next up was John Cleary against Rory Madeley who won by 3 and 2. The penultimate match of Shane Ryan against Jonathan Burns also went to the Galway team by the slimmest of margins with a 1-hole win and with it a place in the All-Ireland Final, the bottom match of Pat Quinlan was halved with Jonathan Shannon was halved.
They met Leinster Champions Naas Golf Club in the decider the following day, they were lead again by Ger Lynch who beat Mark Holmes by 3 and 2, he was followed by Sean Cleary who had a very convincing win over 7 and 5 win over D. Keane, next on the tea was John Cleary who lost his match to Gus Fitzpatrick by 5 and 4. The penultimate match of Shane Ryan against Conor O'Hehir again this match went the way of the Kildare club by 3 and 2. So it was all down to the bottom match of Pat Quinlan who delivered the clinching point against David Prendergast by 3 and 2, with it the green pennant made its way to the club in east Galway.

Portumna Golf Club won the Jack O’Sullivan Trophy when they beat Ballinamore Golf Club in the Provincial Final on Saturday 4th September 2010 by 7 matches to 3 matches in the decider.
They played the first leg on Saturday 28th August at Ballinamore Golf Club. First on the tee was Brendan Naughton Snr (10) with Brendan Naughton Jnr. (10) who lost their match against Ciaran Smyth (5) with Ollie Moran (13) by 2-holes, they were followed by J Harte (5) & J Power (10) who lost their match against N Wynne (7) & V Callaghan on the 20th-green, next up was Ger Brehony (12) & Brian Grogan (19) against M Cullen (10) & P Gill (18) this match also went to the home club by 5 and 4. The penultimate match of  L O'Meara (9) & S Lowry (14) saw the tide turn when they beat H Vaughan (11) & J Crowe (13) by 4 and 2, the bottom match of S Cleary (5) & M McGivern (12) was a closer encounter when they beat Brian Cribben (3) & Dermot Gannon (10) by a single hole.

The second leg was played at home, they were led this time by John Harte (5) & John Cleary (7) who beat Maurice Cullen (10) & Paul Gill (18) by 3 and 2, they were followed by Ger Brehony (12) & Brian Grogan (19) who had a very convincing 7 and 6 win over Niall Wynne (7) & Vincent Callaghan (13), next up was Leslie O'Meara (9) & Simon Lowry (14) who also had a convincing 6 and 5 win over Henry Faughnan (11) & Ivan Hewson (11). The penultimate match of Brendan Naughton Snr. (10) & Brendan Naughton Jnr. (10) against Ciaran Smith (5) & Ollie Moran (13) also went to the home pair by 2 and 1, the bottom match of Sean Cleary (5) & Mick McGivern (12) beat the Leitrim pair of Brian Cribben (3) & Dermot Gannon (10) by 3 and 2. So local knowledge came into play as so often happens in golf and Portumna added yet another pennant to their collection.

The Ladies of Portumna Golf Club won the All-Ireland Final of the Minor Cup in the ILGU Inter-club Championship at Donabate Golf Club when they beat Ulster Champions Malone Golf Club by 4 matches to 1 Match on Saturday 25thSeptember 2010.

The Ladies of Portumna Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Minor Cup in the ILGU Inter-club Championship on Saturday 21st August 2010 at Donegal Golf Club, when they beat Bundoran Golf Club by 3½ matches to 1½ matches.

They made the long journey to Donabate Golf Club to compete in the National deciders and were drawn against East Leinster Champions Hazel Grove in the All-Ireland quarter-final. 

First on the tee was Mary McDonagh (23) who won her match by 2 and 1 against Frances Mayberry (23), she was followed by Mary Kelly (26) who had a very convincing 7 and 5 win over Michelle Masterson (24), next up was Loretto O'Grady (27) against Phyllis Noctor (24) this match was called-in. The penultimate match of Mary McElroy (28) was a resounding 6 and 5 win against Miriam Walsh (27) and their ticket to the All-Ireland Semi-Final the bottom match of Audrey McGrath (28) against Evelyn Daly (27) was also called-in.

They met Ulster Champions Malone Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final on Saturday 25th September, Mary McDonagh (23) lead them again and won her match by 4 and 3 against Anne McCoubrey (23), she was followed by Mary Kelly (26) who had a comfortable 5 and 4 win over Catherine Cairns (23), next up was Loretto O'Grady (27) who halved her match against Norma Stewart (23) when called -in, the penultimate match of Mary McElroy (28) was a resounding 7 and 5 win over Debbie Wilson (26), the bottom match of Debbie Wilson (26) was halved against Norma Scott (28) when called-in.

Portumna Golf Club won the All-Ireland Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes at Bandon Golf Club in 2009.

They met Munster Champions Tramore Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final by 4 matches to 1 match. They were lead by Gerard Lynch with Audrey McGrath who beat Alan Thomas with Josephine St. John by 3 and 2. They were followed by John Harte & Mary McElroy who had a very convincing 6 and 5 win over Tony Whelan with Bernadette O’Leary. Next up was Pat Quinlan with Mary McDonagh who had an even more convincing 7 and 6 win over John Mitchell with Laura Keating and their passage into the All-Ireland Final. The penultimate match of Mick McGivern with Anita Carey was halved against David Kiely with Amanda O’Connor. The bottom match was also halved when James Porter with Mary Madden when they met Rodge Keighery with Cathy O’Leary.

They met Leinster Champions Mullingar Golf Club in the decider, who had overcome Ulster Champions Strabane by 3 matches to 2 in their Semi-Final.

First on the tee was Gerard Lynch with Audrey McGrath who had a 4 and 2 win over Paddy Dunne with Ann Hannon. They were followed by John Harte with Mary McElroy who beat Gerry Purcell with Ann-Marie Conlon by 4 and 3. Next up was Pat Quinlan with Mary McDonagh halved their match against Aiden Tomkins with Bernie Kelly. The penultimate match of Mick McGivern with Anita Carey saw the Galway team beat Frank McGinty with Brege McCarrick by 5 and 4 and the destination of the green-pennant was decided. The bottom match of James Porter with Mary Madden halved against Bernard McDonnell with Jeannette McDonnell. This gave the picturesque town in east-Galway their second All-Ireland title in 2009 as their senior hurling team had won the All-Ireland Club Championship the previous St. Patrick’s Day when they beat Shamrocks of Kilkenny.

By our records this was the first green-pennant to grace the walls of this friendly club having had a lot of success over the years at Connacht level. Well done.

The Ladies of Portumna Golf Club won the All-Ireland Final of the Miele Ireland Inter-club Fourball at Mullingar Golf Club on Sunday 20th September 2009.

They beat Roscommon Golf Club in the Regional Final at Gort Golf Club on Monday 10th August. They were led by Suzanne Corcoran with Mary Madden who beat Mary Seymour with Detta Cox by 3 and 2. They were followed by Anita Carey with Annette Cahalan who halved their match against Anne McCormack with Bernie Burke. Next on the tee was Anne Cassidy with Audrey McGrath who beat Sinead Benedetti with Noreen O'Grady by 3 and 2. The bottom match of Claire Callanan with Mary McElroy was halved against Ruth Lennon with Carol O'Donnell.

They met Stackstown Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Saturday 19th September, they were led again by Suzanne Corcoran (4) with Mary Madden (24) who had a comfortable 6 and 5 win over Avila Mairtin (12) with Mairead Cronin. They were followed by Anita Carey (13) with Annette Cahalan (20) who halved their match with Barbara Kelly (6) with Jean Constant (22). Next up on the tee was Anne Cassidy (7) with Audrey McGrath (30) against Anne O'Connor (13) & Alice Shaughnessy Hynes (19) who had a convincing 6 and 4 win over the ladies from Padraig Harrington’s home club and a place in the All-Ireland Final. The bottom match of Claire Callanan (8) with Mary McElroy (31) against Mary Horn (12) with Michelle Murphy (21) also went to the East Galway ladies by 7 and 4. 

They met Southern Champions Cahir Park the following day in the All-Ireland decider. They were led once more by Suzanne Corcoran (4) with Mary Madden (24) who beat Caitlin Fitzgerald (12) with Catherine Costigan (20) by 5 and 4. They were followed by Anita Carey (13) with Annette Cahalan (20) who went all the way to the 18th before losing out to Helen O'Donoghue (10) with Michelle Keating (25). Next up was Anne Cassidy (7) with Audrey McGrath (30) who secured the point with a 3 and 2 win over Susan Carey (13) with Joanne Noonan (26). With everything hinging on the bottom match, Claire Callanan (8) with Mary McElroy (31) stepped-up-to-the-plate and delivered the vital ½ point and the green-pennant when halving with Marie Keating (19) with Emma Keating (25).

So this was the culmination of a wonderful year for the club who had already won the Irish Mixed Foursomes, together with the hurlers winning the All-Ireland Club Championship  

Portumna Golf Club won the Senior Inter-Club Provincial Final on Saturday 26th August 2006 when they bear Claremorris Golf Club by 6 matches to 4 matches in the final.

The first leg was played at the Mayo club on Saturday 19th August. First on the tee was Don Hogan with Christy O’Rourke who beat Tom Higgins with Ollie Killeen by 2 and 1. They were followed by Frank Kilkenny with Joe Austin who had a 3 and 2 win over Gerry Kilkenny with Seamus Gallagher. Next up were Joe Slattery with Brendan Dixon who lost to Des Griffin with John Donnellan by 3 and 2. The penultimate match between Francis McClearn and Frank Forde against Tom Ansboro with Dave Kearney went all the way to the 21st-hole before the point went to the Mayo Club. The final match of J. J. McLoughlin with Sean McDonagh against Kevin McCarthy with Brendan Kelly was decided by a single-hole with the point going to the home team.

The second leg was played at Portumna Golf Club the following Saturday, the home team were a match down going into the decider but local knowledge proved invaluable. First up were Frank Kilkenny with Joe Austin who beat Tom Ansboro with Dave Kearney by 4 and 2. They were followed by Dan Hogan with Christy O’Rourke against Des Griffith with John Donnellan, the Mayo pair won this won by 3 and 2. Next up were Joe Slattery with Brendan Dixon against Tom Higgins with Ollie Killeen, this match went all the way to the 21st-hole before the home team could secure the badly needed point. The penultimate match saw J. J. McLoughlin with Sean McDonagh beat Seamus Gallagher with Gerry Kilkenny by 6 and 5. The final match saw Frank McClearn with Frank Forde clinch the title when they beat Brendan Kelly with Kevin McCarthy by 4 and 3.

Portumna Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Irish Junior Cup when they qualified at Ballina Golf Club on 1st August 2006, where they tied with Castlebar Golf Club on 144.5.

It was on to Balbriggan Golf Club in North Dublin on 29th August, where they were drawn against Ulster Champions Fortwilliam Golf Club in the Semi-Final.

First on the tee were Tristan O’Rourke with Peter Dillon, against Conor McLarnon with Mark Fitzgerald, they lost their match by 5-holes, they were followed by Paul Carty with Shane Ryan against Eoin McComb with Chris Crangle who win their match by 3-holes, yet it was not enough to see them through to the afternoon final.

Portumna Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield, under their manager Gerry Ryan. This was their sixth consecutive attempt to capture that elusive All-Ireland pennant having won the Connacht Finals in the  Purcell Shield in the Millennium, the Irish Junior Cup in 2001 and 2002, the Jimmy Bruen Shield in 2003 and 2004.

So it was now the turn of the 2005 Pierce Purcell team to try and achieve what no other team had done in the National Finals at Rosslare Golf Club on Thursday 15th September 2005. They were drawn against Munster Champions in the All-Ireland Semi-Final.

Frank Hynes and Ray Lawless were in the top match against Martin Lucy and Kieran Tracey when they gained first blood with a 2 and 1 win. They were followed by Eugene McEntee and Eamonn Hodgins against Brian Hanrahan and Tony Frawley whose match finished all square, at this stage things were looking good for Portumna. History was to repeat itself when the results of the other matches were recorded Joe Austin and Eamonn O’Grady lost to Kieran Punch and Pat McNamara, Peadar Ryan and Jim Clancy lost to Tom Guinan and Tony Delaney and Eamonn Kelly with Anthony White lost out to Tom Coffey and Michael Tracey. As the song goes "What’s another year" I have no doubt this team will be back again and I was glad to have had the pleasure of meeting with some of this team.

2005 Lady Captain Riona Holohan and her Captain’s Prize winner Mary Conwell 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 3rd October where they were paired with the Bearna pair of Mary Wyer and Catherine Kelly.

Portumna Golf Club won the Connacht Championship of the Jimmy Bruen Shield and where drawn against Ulster Champions Kilkeel Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals at Shannon Golf Club on 17th September 2004. They went down to the Ulster Champions by 4 matches to 1 match. The team on the day was Pat Quinlan with James Power, Joe Slattery with Dick Quinlivan, Matt Donohoe with Peadar Ryan, Michael McGivem with Sean Robinson and Leslie O'Meara with Francis McCleam.

Suzanne Corcoran was selected on the Connacht ILGU Team for the Interprovincial's. Played at Ballybunion Golf Club from 18th to 20th August 2004.

Portumna Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield at Athenry Golf Club in 2003, when they beat Tubbercurry in the Final. They went on to the National Finals at Lisburn where they were drawn against Castle, the eventual All-Ireland winners. The team on the day was, Matt Donoghue with Pascal Moran, Michael Harney with Gene McEntee, Dan Hogan with Sean Robinson, Joe Slattery with Dick Quinlivin and Michael McGivern with Tommy Walsh

Portumna Golf Club continued their success in the Irish Junior Cup when they emerged victorious over Westport at Galway Golf Club in the Connacht Final. The team was Ger Lynch, John Harte, Pat Quinlan, Eamon Dervan, Matt Donoghue and Frank Kilkenny, they were captained by Francis McClearn. They were drawn against Killarney in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Galway Golf Club on September 5th 2002. 

Portumna won the Connacht Final of the Irish Junior Cup at Roscommon Golf Club when they beat Galway by 3.5 matches to 1.5. They went on to play Ballyclare in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Newlands Golf Club on 20th September 2001. The team was Pat Quinlan, Ger Lynch, Damien Burke, Niall Kilkenny and Matt Donoghue. They were Captained by Gerry Ryan.

Suzanne Corcoran was selected on the Connacht Ladies team for the AIB Interprovincial Championships at Mount Wolseley Golf Club from August 7-9 2002.

Suzanne Corcoran was selected on the Connacht Ladies Senior team in the AIB Interprovincial Championship at the Island Golf Club from 8th to the 10th August 2001.

Prior to 2001:

Portumna won the Connacht Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield when they beat Galway. They went on to meet Roe Park in the All-Ireland semi-final at Lahinch on 21st September, 2000. The squad was Peter Gibbs, Brendan Carty, Kieran Hynes, Eugene McEntee, Aidan Mcintyre, Joe Austin, Sean Cahalan, Michael Carroll, Ciaran Ryan, Austin O'Dwyer, Kevin Donnellan, Ger McKenna and Adrian Hogan. The team Captain was Austin O'Dwyer. They went down to a very good Roe Park in the Semi-Final 2 to 3. The team on the day was Michael Carroll with Ciaran Ryan, Adrian Hogan with Eugene McEntee, Kevin Donnellan with Kieran Hayes, Brendan Carty with Peter Gibbs and Joe Austin with Sean Cahalan.

They also won the Cecil Ewing Shield in 2000 and 1997. They won the Connacht Club Youths in 1999, the Connacht Bulmers Jimmy Bruen Shield in 1998, the Connacht Irish Mixed Foursomes, Junior Foursomes and Junior Inter Club in 1997, the Central Towns Trophy in 1996 and 1987.

They won the Connacht Jack O'Sullivan Trophy in 1989, when the team was W. Clarke, J. Harte, G. Lynch, M. Lynch, M. Carty, J. Done, J. Kennedy, K. Donnelan, F. Hunes, S. Cahalan and J. Fox.

They won the Connacht Mixed Foursomes in 1979 when the team was S. Kenny, P. Cullinane, M. Lynch, J. Cregan, T. Shiel, T. Cregan, M. Garrett, Rev. P. J. Bracken, M. Carty, L. Goherty, M. Harney, W. Carty, T. Shields and S. O'Dwyer.

The Ladies of Portumna won the Ulster Bank All-Ireland Ladies Fourball in 1996 and 1997, when the team was Rose Curley, Ann McLoughlin, Claire Lynch, Kathleen Lynch, Carmel McLoughlin, Suzanne Corcoran, and they were captained by Ann Hynes.

They won the Connacht Shield in 1996 when the team was L. Carty C. Lynch, C. Donoghue, R. Curley, A. Hynes, H. Clarke, T. Shiel and D. Fahey, they were captained by E. Purcell.

They also won the E.B.S. Western District Connaught Shield Foursomes in 1997 and 1996 and Connaught Mixed Foursomes in 1997.

Lady Captain Joanna Burke (20), Captain, Eamonn Nihill (20) and President, Joe Slattery (7), booked their place in the final of the Mercedes Benz/Irish Independent Executive Golf Trophy at the K Club on August, 17th 2000, when they shot 81 points at Slieve Russell G. C. in the regional qualifier.

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

Padraic O’Rourke He represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 2000  playing 2-times won 0-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 0-points. He represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial from 1999 to 2000  playing 9-times won 7-matches halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 15-points;

Suzanne Corcoran was selected to play for the Connacht Ladies in the Interprovincial's in 1999;

History of Portumna

Instituted 1913 affiliated 1926

There is some confusion as to the foundation date of the club at Portumna, with some claiming it was in 1907 that golf was first played here. The "Irish Golfers Blue Book" 1939 gives its institution date as 1912 and tells us the old course was abandoned in 1934 and the Earl of Harewood then let a portion of his demesne for a new course which opened in 1935.

Lionel Hewson wrote in his magazine "Irish Golf" 1948 "Portumna has always interested me, if only that my efforts may have improved the course". He goes on to tell us that the course had "escaped being tilled during the second world war" following his intercession with Lord Harewood. The GUI lists the affiliation date as 1926.

Portumna Golf Club was founded in 1913 on land directly across the road from the entrance to the present course. In 1934 the move was made to the present location on land rented from the Clanrickard Estate. The new course was designed then by Michael O'Keeffe, B.E. and was opened by Mons. Joyce on June 30th 1935. In 1935 also a new pavilion was constructed mostly of timber supplied free of charge by McAinish & Co. and a new bar and modern toilet facilities were added later.


In 1956 a ninety-nine year lease was secured on the land. In 1971 a new clubhouse was opened and a further thirty acres was added to the lease in 1972 with a view to extending the course to 18 holes. Work on the new course began in the mid eighties and culminated in the official opening of the first eighteen hole course on June 21st 1992.


In 1993 the club availed of an opportunity to purchase the course from Coillte. The eighty-eight acres on the 99 year lease plus 38 other acres were secured for £90,000.


In 1997 the existing clubhouse was extended and refurbished to provide modern facilities for a rapidly expanding club membership. Subsequent alterations and addition to the course has resulted in the fine facility that we now enjoy.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Des Clarke 1989 Mens Captain
John Holohan 1989 President
Vera Jamieson 1990 Ladies Captain
Des Madden 1990 Mens Captain
Daithi Frawley 1990 President
Annetta Naughton 1991 Ladies Captain
Maura Glynn 1991 Ladies President
John Harte 1991 Mens Captain
Rev. P. J. Bracken 1991 President
Teresa Dolan 1992 Ladies Captain
Maura Glynn 1992 Ladies President
Alan Hoare 1992 Mens Captain
Greg Hughes 1992 President
Maureen Dwyer 1993 Ladies Captain
Eilish Taylor 1993 Ladies President
Frank Kilkenny 1993 Mens Captain
Des Madden 1993 President
Rose Curley 1994 Ladies Captain
Kathleen Hughes 1994 Ladies President
Francis McCleary 1994 Mens Captain
Des Clarke 1994 President
Eileen Purcell 1995 Ladies Captain
Michael Slattery 1995 Mens Captain
John Taylor 1995 President
Kathleen Slattery 1996 Ladies Captain
Maureen Hynes 1996 Ladies President
Joe Slattery 1996 Mens Captain
Gene Claffey 1996 President
Marion Frawley 1997 Ladies Captain
Mary Jo Kelly 1997 Ladies President
Gerry Ryan 1997 Mens Captain
Paddy Dermody 1997 President
Kathleen Lynch 1998 Ladies Captain
Maureen Dwyer 1998 Ladies President
P. J. Starr 1998 Mens Captain
Sean Cahalan 1998 President
Marie Lynch 1998 President
Una Connolly 1999 Ladies Captain
Rose Curley 1999 Ladies President
Phelim O'Doherty 1999 Mens Captain
Colm Darcy 1999 President
Joanna Burke 2000 Ladies Captain
Eileen Purcell 2000 Ladies President
Eamon Nihill 2000 Mens Captain
Joe Slattery 2000 President
Ann Carty 2001 Ladies Captain
Mary Hynes 2001 Ladies President
John Holohan 2001 Mens Captain
Willie O'Keeffe 2001 President
Ann Hayes 2002 Ladies Captain
Paddy Kelly 2002 Mens Captain
Dick Quinlivan 2002 President
Bridget Broderick 2003 Ladies Captain
Gene Claffey 2003 Mens Captain
Gerry Ryan 2003 President
Judith Barry 2004 Ladies Captain
Dick Quinlivan 2004 Mens Captain
Marian Frawley 2004 President
Mary Conwell 2005 Ladies Captain
Sean Cahalan 2005 Mens Captain
Phelim O'Doherty 2005 President
Cathy Donoghue 2006 Ladies Captain
Tony Coen 2006 Mens Captain
Frank Kilkenny 2006 President
Anita Carey 2007 Ladies Captain
T. J. Egan 2007 Mens Captain
Brigid Broderick 2007 President
Riona Holohan 2008 Ladies Captain
Joe Austin 2008 Mens Captain
Eamon Nihill 2008 President
Carmel Cunningham 2009 Ladies Captain
Kevin Donnellan 2009 Mens Captain
Des Lynch 2009 President
Marie Kelly 2010 Ladies Captain
Peter Gibbs 2010 Mens Captain
Judith Barry 2010 President
Lillian Austin 2011 Ladies Captain
Christy O'Rourke 2011 Mens Captain
John Harte 2011 President
Ena Moran 2012 Ladies Captain
Frank Ryan 2012 Mens Captain
Michael Carty 2012 President
Pauline McEvoy 2013 Ladies Captain
Martin Carty 2013 Mens Captain
Suzanne Corcoran
2013 President
Brid Kelly 2014 Ladies Captain
Lesley O'Meara 2014 Mens Captain
Ger Lynch 2014 President
Anne Fahy 2015 Ladies Captain
Matt Donohue 2015 Mens Captain
Ger Brehony 2015 President
Mary McElroy 2016 Ladies Captain
Mick Keyes 2016 Mens Captain
Mary Conwell
2016 President
Carmel McLoughlin 2017 Ladies Captain
Pat Healy 2017 Mens Captain
Paddy Kelly
2017 President
Suzanne Corcoran (2) 2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Claire Callanan (9)
2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
J. P. McLoughlin (1) 2017 Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Portumna

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Michael Stephens 20 July 1995 5th   154 m
Richard Clarke 17 March 1998 16th   161 m
Michael Lyons 15 April 1999 2nd   185 m
John Holohan 4 June 2001 10th   149 m
Frank Rushe 9 March 2004 2nd   156 m
Joe Ryan 8 August 2004 2nd   166 m
Shane McEntee 11 July 2005 10th   178 m
Noel Burke 15 August 2005 2nd   166 m
Pete Gibbs 8 August 2007 2nd   166m
Michael Rock 9 June 2008 5th   190 m
Gerry Keane 28 June 2008 2nd   166 m
Philip Naughton 21 July 2008 10th   178 m
Des Clarke 21 September 2008 10th   178 m
Philip Naughton 21 October 2008 10th   196 m