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Undoubtedly one of the greatest links golf courses in Ireland and not more than 30-miles north of Dublin City, just beyond Drogheda in the small fishing village of Baltray. Here you will find County Louth Golf Club and you can take my word for it, it is a truly magnificent and totally natural golf links. As a result Co. Louth was awarded the Nissan Irish Open in 2004 and the 3 Irish Open in 2009 when Shane Lowry won it as an Amateur in a play-off.

Baltray as it is commonly known, is probably the least widely known of Ireland’s great Championship links give this club a major professional Tournament and all that would probably change, but for the moment Baltray retains a low profile, which doubtless suits many of the members!

This is the venue of the East of Ireland Open Championship of who’s past winners reads like who is who of Irish Golf.

Co. Louth Golf Club has a fine clubhouse providing the golfer with his/her every need. Baltray must be one of the most friendly and informal clubs around. A genuinely relaxed "Saturday afternoon" atmosphere prevails throughout the week. Once you have played this links you will want to play it again and again.

County Louth was voted the No. 10-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-2);

County Louth was voted the No. 12-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Down-2);

County Louth was voted the No. 10-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Down-2);

County Louth was voted the No. 8-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Up-1);

County Louth was voted the No. 9-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Same);

County Louth was voted the No. 9-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;

County Louth was voted the No. 8 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2012, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

County Louth was voted the No. 9-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;

County Louth was voted the No. 5 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2010, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

County Louth was voted the No. 9-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;

County Louth was voted the  No. 5 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2009, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

County Louth was voted the No. 7-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;

County Louth was voted the No. 5 Links/Shoreline Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;

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Green Fees Midweek Low Season: €80
Green Fees Midweek High Season: €160
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. Low Season: €80
Green Fees Weekends & B.H. High Season: €160
Green Fees with a Member: €30
Green Fees for Opens: €50
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: €50
Yes
Buggy Hire: €40
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Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €915
Full 5-Day Membership Fee: €595
Entrance Fee: Yes
Course Type Links
No Holes 18
Members 885
Designer Tom Simpson
Founded 1892
Address

Baltray,
Drogheda,
Co. Louth

Telephone 041-9881530
Email reservations@countylouthgolfclub.com
Website County Louth golf club website
General Manager: Liam Murphy
Captain: Harry Collier
Lady Captain: Jackie Quinn
Presidents': Michael McGuigan & Felicity Matthews 
Vice-Captains': Carlos McDowell &   Pat McCabe 
Hon. Secretary: David Hepburn & Fleur McCloskey
Club Pro: Paddy McGuirk 041-9881536
Hon. Treasurer: Neil McMahon & Carlos McDowell
Comp. Secretary: Oliver Garvey & Vivienne O'Sullivan
County Louth Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
Lat:53.741375
Long:-6.253002
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 12.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Weekends & Tuesdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Co. Louth Golf Club operates a 3-Club Pass together with Headfort & Knightsbrook from €165 in 2016

County Louth Golf Club Fixtures 2017 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 18 February
  Closed 1
President's Prize Sunday 9 July   Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Tuesday 4 July   Closed 1
Lady President's Prize Tuesday 25 July
  Closed 1
Captain's Prize (Q) Saturday 5 August Sunday 6 August Closed 2
Captain's Prize (Q) Sunday 6 August   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 12 August   Closed 1
Ladies Fourball Betterball Thursday 11 April   Open 1
Ladies Open Thursday 11 May   Open 1
Irish Women's Open Strokeplay Championship Friday 12 May Sunday 14 May ILGU 3
Irish Women's Open Strokeplay Championship Saturday 13 May   ILGU 1
Irish Women's Open Strokeplay Championship Sunday 14 May   ILGU 1
East of Ireland Amateur Open Championship Friday 2 June Monday 5 June GUI 4
East of Ireland Amateur Open Championship Saturday 3 June

GUI 1
East of Ireland Amateur Open Championship Sunday 4 June
  GUI 1
East of Ireland Amateur Open Championship Monday 5 June   GUI 1
Start of Open Week Monday 26 June Friday 30 June
Open 5
Singles Monday 26 June   Open 1
Ladies Singles Tuesday 27 June
  Open 1
Fourball Wednesday 28 July   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Thursday 29 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Friday 30 July
  Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup Saturday 1 July   Open 1
Inter. Scratch Cup Saturday 22 July   Open 1
2-Person Team Event Friday 28 July
  Open 1
Boys' & Girls' Open Wednesday 2 August
Thursday 3 August
Open 2
Boys' & Girls' Open Thursday 3 August
  Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup Saturday 12 August   Open 1

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Card of the Course

KeyData
White Par 73SSS 72 6,716 yd's
Red Par 75 SSS 73 5,873 yd's
Blue 73 SSS 74 7,031 yd's

Card

Name Hole No. Blue White Par Index Red Par Index
Drummond 1 454 433 4 4 343 4 5
Bather's Path 2 523 482 5 16 392 5 15
Punch Bowl 3 544 534 5 8 435 5 3
Horse Shoe 4 379 344 4 18 319 4 11
Haven 5 173 158 3 12 137 3 13
Inver Colpa 6 531 521 5 14 417 5 9
Shepherds Bank 7 163 153 3 10 145 3 7
Bearna Beag 8 421 407 4 6 371 4 1
Cloc Stuca 9 419 409 4 2 407 5 17
  Out 3,607 3,441 37   2,966 38  
Gannon's Way 10 429 398 4 9 318 4 6
Long Bank 11 470 464 4 1 462 5 12
The Crater 12 410 410 4 3 338 4 4
Manx Mens Gap 13 421 408 4 5 411 5 18
The Cup 14 332 322 4 13 247 4 16
Jubilee Bank 15 167 152 3 17 148 3 14
Water Hole 16 429 401 4 7 350 4 2
Jib 17 207 179 3 15 173 3 8
Cowan Hill 18 559 541 5 11 460 5 10
  In 3,424 3,441 35   2,907 37  
  Total 7,031 6,716 72   5,873 75  
  SSS 74 72     73    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: Am. 64 Noel Fox (Portmarnock G. C.), Pro: 61 Greame McDowell 15/05/2009

Ladies Course Record: 66 Maria Dunne 12/05/2017 

Members Achievements

Simon Ward won the South of Ireland at Lahinch Golf Club for the second time in 2013 when he beat Paul O’Hara from Kilkenny on the 19th-Hole, indeed I was there to witness it. Simon previously clinched the title in 2006 when he beat Darren Crowe from Dunmurry by 2 and 1.

The Ladies of Co. Louth Golf Club qualified for the All-Ireland deciders of the Irish Senior Cup when they were runners-up to the Island Golf Club on their home course on Saturday 11th May 2013.
They made the long journey to Portumna Golf Club to compete in the National Deciders on Friday 16th August 2013, where they were drawn against defending Champions Royal Portrush in the All-Ireland Quarter Finals.
First on the tee was Deirdre Smith who lost her match against Lucy Simpson by 2 and 1, she was followed by Carla Reynolds who went to the 19th before conceding the point to Victoria Bradshaw, next up was Jennifer Gannon who lost her match against Helen Jones on the 18th, the penultimate match of Oonagh Purfield went 5 and 4 to Naoimh Quigg, the bottom match of Roisin Brady was halved against Hannah Henderson when called in.

Deirdre Smith fired a sensational afternoon 72 to win the Vaughan Scratch Trophy on count-back from Leinster team mate Karen Delaney from Carlow Golf Club at a sunny Lahinch on Saturday 19th June 2010. Deirdre adds the Vaughan Scratch Trophy to her marvellous Hermitage victory in May.

The Ladies Co. Louth Golf Club won their Regional Final of the Irish Senior Cup in 2009 and made their way to Mount Wolseley Golf Club in Co. Carlow where they were drawn against Enniscorthy Golf Club in the All-Ireland Quarter Finals on Friday 14th August.

The team was led by Deirdre Smith against Nicky King, this match went all the way to the 18th before Deirdre put the first point on the board for Baltray. She was followed by Jennifer Gannon who had a very comfortable 7 and 6 win over Jennifer King. The middle match of Maria Dunne against Laura Dempsey went 3 and 1 to the Wexford ladies. The penultimate match of Oonagh Purfield against Margaret Mooney was halved when called-in. The bottom match of Carla Reynolds secured the points when she beat Cora Mernagh by 5 and 3.

They met Royal Portrush Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final the following morning and they were led again by Deirdre Smith who lost out to Charlene Reid by 3 and 2. She was followed by Jennifer Gannon who lost out to Naoimh Quigg on the 18th. Next on the tee was Maria Dunne who also lost out on the 18th to Lucy Simpson. The penultimate match of Oonagh Purfield was halved with Helen Jones. The bottom match of Carla Reynolds against Maura Diamond went to Co. Louth by 3 and 2. Royal Portrush went on to play Kilkenny Golf Club in a trilling All-Ireland Final with the green-pennant going to the ladies from the Marble City by 3 matches to 2 matches.

The Ladies of Co. Louth 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 August 2007 where they were drawn against Roscommon Golf Club.

First on the tee was Deirdre Smith who had a convincing 7 and 6 win over Mary Seymour, she was followed by Maria Dunne who went down to Sinead Benedetti on the 21st hole. Jenny Gannon won her match on the 19th against Ann McCormack. The penultimate match saw Patricia Nannery lose out to Ruth Lennon by 4 and 2. The bottom match of Carla Reynolds against Paula Quinn went all the way to the 23rd before the match was decided and gave the ladies of Co. Louth a 3 matches to 2 matches win and a place in the All-Ireland Semi-Final against Ennis the eventual winners.

First on the tee on the Saturday morning was Deirdre Smith who lost her match by 4 and 3 to Tricia McDonnell, she was followed by Jenny Gannon who halved her match with Pamela Murphy. Next on the tee was Maria Dunne who lost to Sarah Cunningham by 4 and 3. The penultimate match saw Carla Reynolds lose out to Valerie Hassett by 4 and 3, the bottom match of Karen Yates was halved with young Ciara Pender, and so Ennis progressed to the All-Ireland decider on a 4 matches to 1 match score line. 

GoGolfing would like to congratulate Simon Ward on being part of the victorious Irish Team that won the European Amateur Championship at Western Gailes on the Ayrshire Cost, on Saturday 7th July 2007, when they overcame a strong French team by 4 ½ matches to 2 ½ matches. Ireland had not won this Championship since 1987, the other members of the team were Rory McIlroy (Hollywood Golf Club), Jonathan Caldwell (Clandeboye Golf Club), Richard Kilpatrick (Banbridge Golf Club), Shane Lowry (Esker Hills Golf Club) well done lads and we will continue to follow your progress in the years to come.

2005 Lady Captain Sheila Nelson and her Captain’s Prize winner Vicki Smyth 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 Co. Tipperary pair of Kay Cross and Ann Maher.

Simon Ward was selected to represent Ireland at the Boys' Home Internationals played at Woodhall Spa, Lioncolnshire from 2nd to 4th August 2005.

Deirdre Smith 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. Deirdre was selected on the Leinster ILGU Team for the Interprovincial's. Played at Ballybunion Golf Club from 18th to 20th August 2004. 

Simon Ward was selected on the Irish Boys Team that played Canada in a Junior Challenge match at Hamilton Golf and Country Club from 7th to 9th September 2004.

Co. Louth Ladies won the Eastern District Championship of the Suzuki All-Ireland Senior Cup in 2004 but were beaten in the All-Ireland Semi-Final by Royal Portrush at Athlone Golf Club on 4th September. The team was Deirdre Smith, Maria Dunne, Paula Delaney, Jennifer Gannon, Susan Mullaney, Jackie Quinn and Karen Yates.

Co. Louth won the Leinster Final of the Irish Junior Cup at Forrest Little Golf Club, when they beat Malahide by 3 matches to 2 matches in 2002. They were drawn against Ulster Champions Malone in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals at Galway Golf Club on September 5th. The team was Michael Kierans, Andrew Garvey, David Doggett, Niall Cremmins, Shane Gannon, Ronan Branigan, Patrick McCaffrey, Conor Breen, Frank King, Mark Varley, Thomas Collier, Fergal Sharkey and Owen Branigan. They were, managed by Jim Tully. They beat Malone and collected the green medals against Killarney on the Friday. The team on the day was Ronan Branigan, Shane Gannon, David Doggett, Michael Kierans and Patrick McCafffrey.

The Ladies of Co. Louth Golf Club won the Leinster Championship of the I. L. G. U. Senior Cup and competed in the All-Ireland Finals at Balbriggan Golf Club on 7th September 2002. The team was Deirde Smith, Oonagh Purfield, Jennifer Gannon, Patricia Nannery and Susan Mullarney. They were, captained by Gemma McGuirk. They were drawn against Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and won their match by 4 matches to 1match. They met Munster Champions Douglas in the final and had another 4 matches to 1 match. Deirde Smith won the top match against Eavan Higgins by 1-hole, followed by Oonagh Purfield who beat Kate MacCann by the same margin. Jennifer Gannon had a 2 and 1 victory over Ailish Thompson and both Susan Mullarney and Pat Nannery halved their matches with Aiofa Lane and G Harvey.

Simon Ward won the South of Ireland Irish Open Championship at Lahinch in 2013 having won it prior to that in 2006.

Jenny Gannon and Deirdre Smith were selected on the Leinster Ladies team for the AIB Interprovincial Championships at Mount Wolseley on August 7-9 2002. The team wa,s captained by Jackie Quinn.

Shane Gannon was selected on the Irish Boy's for the Home Internationals at Blairgowrie, Scotland in early August 2002.

Deirdre Smith was selected on the Irish team for the European Team Championship at Campo de Meis, Spain from the 10th to the 14th of July 2001.

Jenifer Gannon was selected on the Leinster Ladies team for the AIB Interprovincial’s at the Island Golf Club on the 8th to the 10th August 2001. She was, joined by club-mate D. Smith and the team was, captained by J. Quinn.

Prior to 2001:

Co. Louth Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Senior Cup at Royal Co. Down in 1999, when the team was, Bryan Ronan, Nigel Beirth, Val Smyth, Garth Bohill, Ronan Branigan, Niall Crimmins, David Gannon, Fred Hoey and Barry Reddan, they were captained by Thomas Collier.

Co. Louth Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Senior Cup at Hermitage G. C. in 1977, when the team was, Mick Gannon, Barry Reddan, D. McCann, M. McGuirk, Frank Gannon, D. Levins and F. Ronan.

 Co. Louth Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Senior Cup at The Royal Dublin G. C. in1974, when the team was, Barry Reddan, D. Levins, K. Garvey, M. McGuirk, A. Gormley, J. Leach and Mick Gannon.

Co. Louth won the Leinster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 1998, when the team was, P. Morris, T. Blake, D. Connell, A. Morris, S. Walsh, M. O'Reilly, D. Shortt, F. Kierans, Ken Byrne, J. Keappock, O. Tully, C. Byrne, P. Walsh, K. Beirth, Syl Shelly, R. Whyte and K. Doggett, they were captained by Joe Leech.

Co. Louth won the Leinster Final of the Barton Shield when they beat a very strong U.C.D. team. They went on to play Killarney in the All-Ireland semi-final at Lahinch, on 21st September 2000. The squad was Michael McGuirk, Val Smyth, David Gannon, Brian Ronan, Nigel Beirth Barry Reddan, and Garth Bohill. They beat Killarney by five holes in the Semi-Final, but went down to a very strong Shandon Park in the National Final. The team was Garth Bohill with David Gannon, and Nigel Beirth with Brian Ronan.

Co. Louth Golf Club won the Provincial Towns Trophy in 1988, when the team was, P. McKenna, M. Murphy, J. Leonard, C. Walsh, K. Byrne, M. Kavanagh, C. Cassidy, O. Garvey, T. Garry, S. Martin and B. Breen, they were captained by T. Collier and selected by J. Leech.

Co. Louth Golf Club were Leinster Champions of the Irish Mixed Foursomes in 1996, when the team was, Jackie Quinn, Mark Varley, Conor Breen, Joan Kearney, Richie McDonnell, Deirdre Smith, Leo Morgan, Michael O'Brien, Colm Walsh, Susan Kenny, Anne O'Brien, Iggy Barr, Gloria Robinson, Rosemary Howell, Dorothy Collins and Brian Ronan, they were captained by Anne Owens and Joe Leech.

David Gannon was selected on the Boys' Home International team at Portmarnock G. C. on 9th to 11th August 2000.

Co. Louth won the Leinster Section of the Irish Senior Cup at Portmarnock G. C. on 22/8/99, when they beat a very strong Portmarnock side 3-2. The team was Brian Ronan, Barry Reddan, Neil Crimmins, David Gannon, Val Smyth and Garth Bohill. They were drawn against Cork in the semi-final at Royal Portrush G. C. on 17th September 1999. They won the semi-final 3.5-1.5 and beat Galway in the final 3-2

Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;

Mark Gannon represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1973 to 1990 playing 91-times won 43-matches halved thirteen and lost 35-matches accumulating 99-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1972 to 1993 playing 97-times won 59-matches halved one and lost 37-matches accumulating 119-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1971 to 1972 playing 4-times won 1-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 2-points;

Barry Reddan represented Ireland as a Senior International in 1987 playing 5-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 6-points. He represented Ireland at Senior (55+) from 2006 to 2009 playing 11-times won 4-matches halved two and lost 5-matches accumulating 10-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1987 to 1988 playing 25-times won 11-matches halved one and lost 13-matches accumulating 23-points;

 

Simon Ward represented Ireland as a Senior International from 2006 to 2009 playing 29-times won 12-matches halved five and lost 12-matches accumulating 29-points. He represented Ireland at international Youths level in 2006 playing 4-matches won 3-matches and halved 1-match accumulating 7-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 2005 playing 10-times won 5-matches halved three and lost 2-matches accumulating 13-points. He represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 2006 to 2009 playing 23-times won 10-matches halved two and lost 11-matches accumulating 22-points. He represented Leinster at Boys  Interprovincial level from 2002 to 2005 playing 12-times won 8-matches halved two and lost 2-matches accumulating 18-points;

David Doggett represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1994 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 6-points. He represented Leinster at Boys  Interprovincial level in 1993 playing 6-times won 4-matches halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 9-points;

David Gannon represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 2000 playing 6-times won 4-matches halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 9-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 2001 playing 6-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 5-points. He represented Leinster at Boys  Interprovincial level from 1998 to 1999 playing 12-times won 5-matches halved two and lost 5-matches accumulating 12-points;

J. Gannon represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1993 playing 2-times won 1-match and lost 1-match accumulating 2-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1996 playing 5-times won 4-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 8-points;

Shane Gannon represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 2002 playing 5-times won 2-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 4-points. He represented Leinster at Boys  Interprovincial level in 2001 playing 5-times won 0-matches halved one and lost 4-matches accumulating 1-point;

A. Garvey represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1992 playing 3-times won 2-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 4-points;

Declan Branigan represented Ireland at Senior (55+) in 2006 playing 5-times won 1-match and lost 4-matches accumulating 2-points;

T. Fox represented Ireland at Senior (55+) in 2002 playing 3-times won 1-match and lost 2-matches accumulating 2-points;

Val Smyth represented Ireland at Senior (55+) in 2007 playing 8-times won 4-matches halved one  and lost 3-matches accumulating 9-points;

A. B. Cairns represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level IN 1899 playing 1-time won 1-match and lost 0-matches accumulating 1-point;

H. J. Daly represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1896 to 1903 playing 6-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 3½ -points;

W. Dove represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1905 playing 1-time won 1-match  and lost 0-matches accumulating 1-point;

J. P. Fitzgerald represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1993 playing 5-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 5-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1988 playing 6-times won 2-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 4-points;

F. Gallagher represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1959 to 1963 playing 30-times won 15-matches halved six and lost 9-matches accumulating 36-points;

M. McGuirk represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1961 playing 4-times won 0-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 0-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 163 playing 2-times; ??

G. H. Pentland represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1897 to 1899 playing 2-times won 0-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 0-points;

B. Ronan represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level in 1998 playing 5-times won 3-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 6-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1996 playing 6-times won 1-match halved one and lost 4-matches accumulating 3-points;

F. Ronan represented Leinster at Senior Interprovincial level from 1979 to 1988 playing 19-times won 10-matches and lost 9-matches accumulating 20-points. He represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1978 to 1979 playing 8-times won 7-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 14-points;

G. Bohill represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 2000 playing 2-times won 0-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 0-points;

Frank Gannon represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial from 1969 to 1970 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 6-points;

J. O’Sullivan represented Leinster as a Youth Interprovincial in 1994 playing 3-times won 1-match halved one and lost 1-match accumulating 3-points;

Deirdre Smith, was selected on the ILGU Senior A squad in November 2000 and won the L'Oreal Connacht Senior Championship Cup at Westport G. C. in 1999.

P. Delaney was selected on the ILGU Senior A squad in November 2000.

Oonagh Purfield played for Ireland in the European Ladies Junior Championship at Shannon Golf Club in 1990, and was selected to play in the Home Internationals at Royal Dornoch in August 1999, and Deirdre Smith was on the reserves.

Jennifer Gannon played for Ireland in the Girls Home Internationals at Formby Ladies Golf Club in 1996 and at Forfar Golf Club in, 1997.

History of County Louth

he Irish Golfer 21st February 1900 reports "In the Spring of 1892 G. H. Pentland discovered the present links and invoked the aid of Tom Gilroy, who at once realized their capabilities, a meeting was called in Drogheda on 11th October 1892 and Co. Louth Golf Club was established.  Mr. Tom Gilroy was elected Captain and G. H. Pentland was elected Hon. Secretary and Treasurer".

The Golfing Annual 1894-95 gives it as an eighteen-hole course and tells us "It is an excellent course, the soil being sandy and the turf short. The circuit is about three miles and the hazards are sand hills, bends and bunkers" Tom Gilroy set the first course record of 79 in May 1895. G. H. Pentland was a prominent landlord and another founder member Mr. H. J. Daly, Captain 1895, was secretary of the GUI from 1899 to 1902.

Cecil Barcroft, secretary of the Royal Dublin Golf Club, was asked to redesign the course in 1914 this layout lasted for 24 years. Then, in 1938, the famous golf architects, Tom Simpson & Molly Gourley, redesigned the course, which was formally opened on 24th July 1938, by the late Jimmy Bruen. In 1941, the East of Ireland was first played at Baltray and the winner was none other than J. B. Carr.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
Mrs. N. Matthews 1989 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. V. Reddan 1989 Ladies President
P. Kelly 1989 Men's Captain
N. A. McQuillan 1989 President
Jane Monaghan 1990 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Allen 1990 Ladies President
J. G. Nallen 1990 Men's Captain
N. A. McQuillan 1990 President
Mrs. J. Matthews 1991 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Allen 1991 Ladies President
J. J. Ryle 1991 Men's Captain
N. A. McQuillan 1991 President
Mrs. P. J. Halpenny 1992 Ladies Captain
Mrs. J. M. Collins 1992 Ladies President
E. T. Kearney 1992 Men's Captain
P. V. Lyons 1992 President
Gloria Robinson 1993 Ladies Captain
Mrs. J. M. Collins 1993 Ladies President
A. E. Walsh 1993 Men's Captain
P. F. Morgan 1993 President
Felicity Matthews 1994 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. S. Matthews 1994 Ladies President
R. J. Quirke 1994 Men's Captain
P. F. Morgan 1994 President
Mrs. J. E. Collins 1995 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. S. Matthews 1995 Ladies President
M. F. Ronan 1995 Men's Captain
A. P. Robinson 1995 President
Mrs. Mary Robinson 1996 Ladies Captain
Mrs. J. H. Murdock 1996 Ladies President
M. A. McGuirk 1996 Men's Captain
A. P. Robinson 1996 President
Valerie Breen 1997 Ladies Captain
Mrs. J. H. Murdock 1997 Ladies President
O. F. Allen 1997 Men's Captain
P. J. Halpenny 1997 President
Mrs. Ina Kierans 1998 Ladies Captain
Mrs. E. Sheirson 1998 Ladies President
O. P. Tully 1998 Men's Captain
M. P. Kierans 1998 President
Joan O'Reilly 1999 Ladies Captain
Terry Allen 1999 Ladies President
Joe Leech 1999 Men's Captain
Dr. E. T. Kearney 1999 President
Mrs. J. McQuillan 2000 Ladies Captain
Mrs. N. Gannon 2000 Ladies President
M. McGuigan 2000 Men's Captain
J. Tully 2000 President
Vera Morgan 2001 Ladies Captain
M. R. Halpenny 2001 Ladies President
Neil Matthews 2001 Men's Captain
M. Doolan 2001 President
Elizabeth Hall 2002 Ladies Captain
U. Hoey 2002 Ladies President
Martin Ryan 2002 Men's Captain
John Collins 2002 President
Ann Owens 2003 Ladies Captain
Valerie Breen 2003 Ladies President
Thomas Collier 2003 Men's Captain
Barry V. Reddan 2003 President
Vera Rock 2004 Ladies Captain
J. Kearney 2004 Ladies President
Mark Varley 2004 Men's Captain
Leo Kenny 2004 President
Vicki Smyth 2005 Ladies Captain
Mary Eealy 2005 Ladies President
Padraig Duffy 2005 Men's Captain
Paddy Kelly 2005 President
Sheila McCann 2006 Ladies Captain
Leontia Kierans  2006 Ladies President
Mark Kierans 2006 Men's Captain
J. J. Noer 2006 President
Gemma McGuirk 2007 Ladies Captain
Susan Kenny  2007 Ladies President
Vincent Murray 2007 Men's Captain
Mark Gannon 2007 President
Valerie Reddan 2008 Ladies Captain
Lilian O'Kane 2008 Ladies President
Kevin Byrne 2008 Men's Captain
Gay Nallen 2008 President
Anne O’Brien 2009 Ladies Captain
Dorothy Mallon 2009 Ladies President
Jim McMahon 2009 Men's Captain
John Ryle 2009 President
Anne Walsh 2010 Ladies Captain
Pauline McCluskey 2010 Ladies President
Niall Crimmins 2010 Men's Captain
Aidan Walsh 2010 President
Sheila Nelson 2011 Ladies Captain
Una Kierans 2011 Ladies President
Paul Maher 2011 Men's Captain
Richie Quirke 2011 President
Geraldine Collier 2012 Ladies Captain
Pat Doolan 2012 Ladies President
Declan O'Brien 2012 Men's Captain
Mahon Ronan 2012 President
Anne Landy 2013 Ladies Captain
Marie Matthews
2013 Ladies President
Finbar Ronan
2013 Men's Captain
Michael McGuirk
2013 President
Eleanor Branigan 2014 Ladies Captain
Jane Monaghan 2014 Ladies President
Patrick Nelson 2014 Men's Captain
Olan F. Allen 2014 President
Lucy McConnell 2015 Ladies Captain
 Eimear Matthews
2015 Ladies President
Michael Kennedy 2015 Men's Captain
Oliver Tully
2015 President
Delia Berkery 2016 Ladies Captain
Sally McLeer
2016 Ladies President
Frank Gannon 2016 Men's Captain
Joe Leech
2016 President
Jackie Quinn 2017 Ladies Captain
Felicity Matthews
2017 Ladies President
Harry Collier 2017 Men's Captain
Michael McGuigan 2017 President
Deirdre Smith (-1) 2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
Roisin Brady (4)
2017 Lowest Ladies H'cap
J. Quinn (8) 2017 Lowest Men’s H'cap
Thomas Mulligan (+1)
2017 Lowest Men’s H'cap
Gareth Bohill (0)
2017 Lowest Men’s H'cap
Simon Ward Now Pro.
2017 Lowest Men’s H'cap

Holes in One at County Louth

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Philip Dillon 12 November 1997 15th   142 yd‘s
D. Egan 16 August 1999 5th   148 yd‘s
Joe Lennon 23 April 2000 5th   158 yd‘s
Willie Reilly 20 May 2001 15th   160 yd‘s
Oliver Garvey 12 November 2002 15th   152 yd‘s
Dermot Levins 14 December 2002 17th   179 yd‘s
Gerard Kelly 15 April 2003 7th   153 yd‘s
Oliver Cummins 11 May 2003 17th   179 yd‘s
Paul Reilly 4 August 2003 15th   152 yd‘s
Lila Young 26 August 2003 5th   173 yd‘s
Diana Connolly 2 September 2003 5th 7-Wood 137 yd's
Ursela Stoey 1 June 2004 17th 5-Wood
148 yd‘s
John Maguire 4 November 2007 15th   152 yd‘s
Liam Cooney 15 December 2007 15th   152 yd‘s
Matthew Doolan 17 July 2008 5th   158 yd‘s
Frank Byrne 24 August 2008 5th   175 yd‘s
Pat McCabe 7 September 2008 15th   152 yd‘s
Leslie McCauley 17 October 2009 17th   179 yd‘s
Simon Ward 28 July 2013 16th Lahinch G. C. 195 yd's
Robbie Keane 26 April 2014 17th   179 y'ds
Thomas McDonnell 24 May 2014 7th   153 yd's
Colm Campbell 2 June 2014 15th In East of Ireland 167 yd's