Rossmore golf club Monaghan
Rossmore Golf Course
Rossmore was formed in 1916 by Lord Rossmore who generously offered the course free of rent in his domain, together with the Gate Lodge as the pavilion. This family link remains to this day, where Lord Rossmore, the 7th Baron, acts as Club Patron. However, Rossmore extended to 18 holes in 1992 and it is now a challenging 18-hole course.
Jack Charlton, the Republic of Ireland Manager at the time, was among the first to tackle the new Rossmore. The event was lavishly reported in the "Northern Standard" under the banner headline "Big Jack gives Rossmore's new course a lash".
I6 Nations Grand Slam winning team player Tommy Bowe is a member of Rossmore Golf Club. Indeed the Bowe's have been long time members of this club.
Rossmore also offer competitive packages for societies and packages can include food, contact proshop for more details.
Ladies have full membership here and Veri and Michelle McGreevey have both scaled the" heights of Lady Amateur golf in Ireland by representing Ireland at full international level.
|Green Fees Midweek:||€25|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H:.||€30|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€20/25|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€10/15|
|Website||Rossmore golf club website|
|Vice-Captains':||James Murphy &|
|Hon. Secretary:||Patrick McMorrow & Donna Adams|
|Club Pro:||Ciaran Smyth 047-71222|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Niall Malone & Mary Coyle|
|Comp. Secretary:||Tadgh Foley & Collette Connolly|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 10.30am to 11.30pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: None|
|Green fees and Societies Welcome: Midweek & Weekends||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Rossmore Golf Club Fixtures 2018 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2017 (Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Saturday 1 January
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men
||Thursday 15 June||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize to the Ladies||Thursday 22 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men||Thursday 22 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Saturday 24 June||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize (Q)||Friday 28 July
||Sunday 30 July||Closed||3
|Captain's Prize (Q)||Saturday 29 July
|Captain's Prize||Sunday 30 July
|President's Prize||Friday 18 August||Saturday 19 August||Closed||2|
|President's Prize||Saturday 19 August||Closed||1|
|President's Medal||Friday 18 August||Saturday 19 August||Closed||2|
|President's Medal||Saturday 19 August||Closed||1|
|Mixed Foursomes||Sunday 12 March||Open||1|
||Thursday 16 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Saturday 25 March||Sunday 26 March||Open||2|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Sunday 26 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford
||Thursday 30 March
||Friday 31 March
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 31 March
|Open Weekend||Saturday 1 April||Open||1|
|Open Weekend||Sunday 2 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 6 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 20 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 27 April
|Lions Club Classic||Monday 1 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 4 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 11 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 18 May||Open||1|
|Ladies Open Rose Bowl||Saturday 20 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 25 May||Open||1|
|Saturday 27 May
|Irish Senior Cup (Q)||Sunday 28 May||GUI||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 1 June||Open||1|
|Monaghan GAA Classic||Friday 2 June||Saturday 3 June||Open||2|
|Monaghan GAA Classic||Saturday 3 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 8 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 15 June||Open||1|
|Juniors Singles Stableford||Fridday 16 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 22 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 29 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 6 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 8 July||Open||1|
||Thursday 13 July||Open||1|
|Singles Strokes||Friday 14 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 15 July||Open||1|
|3-Person Scramble||Sunday 16 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 20 July||Open||1|
|3-Person Scramble||Thursday 27 July||Open||1|
|3-Person Scramble||Saturday 29 July||Sunday 30 July||Open||2|
|3-Person Scramble||Sunday 30 July||Open||1|
|Rotary Club Classic||Monday 7 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 10 August||Open||1|
|Ladies Magill Cup||Saturday 12 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 17 August||Open||1|
|2-Person Team Event
||Thursday 24 August||Open||1|
||Friday 25 August||Open||1|
|Family Scotch Foursomes
||Saturday 26 August||IPGA
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 31 August
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 7 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 14 September||Open||1|
|Credit Union Shield Scratch Cup||Friday 15 September||Sunday 17 September||Open||3
|Credit Union Shield Scratch Cup||Saturday 16 September||Open||1|
|Credit Union Shield Scratch Cup||Sunday 17 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 21 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 28 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 5 October||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 19 October||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Thursday 26 October||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 70 SSS 71 5,962 m|
|Red||Par 71 SSS 72 4,845 m|
|Blue||Par 70 SSS 70 5,670 m|
Men's Course Record: 64 Ronnie Berry (1) 01/10/2006
Ladies Course Record:
Rossmore Golf Club retained the Ulster Championship in the Pierce Purcell Shield in 2014 when they beat Kilrea Golf Club in the Ulster Final by 4-matches to 1-match at Rockmount Golf Club on Sunday 17th July.
They were lead by Bernard Gilbane with Rory McDonnell beat Terry Rogers with Billy Miller by 3 and 2, they were followed by Adrian Trappe with Dermot McMahon who had a comfortable 5 and 3 win over Kevin Kidd with Gerard Donaghy, next up was Padraig Trappe with Brendan Casey who beat Gabriel Bradley with Dominic Kealey by 6 and 5, the bottom two matches of Alan Finnigan with Declan Murphy against James Henry with Uel Watt and John McKenna with Malachy Deery against Seamus Quinn with Gabriel McTaggert were halve when called-in, so it was a comfortable win to retain the pennant.
They made their way to Carton House for the First staging of the Cups & Shields at what is now the GUI Headquarters and were drawn against Leinster Champions Coollattin Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 17th September.
This time they were lead out by Gerry McMahon with Rory McDonnell who beat John Byrne with James Harte by 2 and 1, they were followed by Padraig Trappe with Brendan Casey who recorded a 5 and 3 win over Michael O'Neill with Owen Coleman, next up was Adrian Trappe with Alan Finnegan they to had a comfortable 4 and 3 win over Declan Traynor with Paul Tyrrell again the bottom two matches of Bernard Gilbane with Dermot McMahon against Michael Shortall with Jim Cullen and John McKenna with Malachy Deery against Joe Murphy with John Thompson were halved when called-in.
They met Munster Champions Spanish Point Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final on the Friday, Spanish Point had won the Pierce Purcell Shield at Royal Tara Golf Club the previous year and had accounted for Rossmore in the Semi-Final so there was no shortage of motivation in the Monaghan team.
They were lead out by Bernard Gilbane with Dermot McMahon who halved their match against Kevin Hynes with Damian Sexton, next up was Gerry McMahon with Rory McDonnell who lost their match against Evan Talty with Mervin Hehir by 2-holes, they were followed by Padraig Trappe with Brendan Casey who went down to Fergal Hehir with Martin Glenny by 5 and 4, in the penultimate match of Adrian Trappe with Alan Finnegan against Aiden Sexton with Stephen Guilfoyle went 6 and 4 to the Clare men and with it the green pennant, the bottom match of John McKenna with Malachy Deery was halved against Eric Murrihy with Niall Heeney.
Rossmore Golf Club won the Ulster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield when they beat Co. Armagh Golf Club by 3½ matches to 1½ matches in the final.
They made their way to Royal Tara Golf Club to compete in the National Deciders where they were drawn against Munster Champions Spanish Point in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals. They were lead by Michael McQuaid with Darren Connolly who lost out to Evan Talty with Mervyn Hehir by 4 and 3 they were followed by John Heffernan with Alan Finnegan against two of the Hehir brothers Michael and Fergus who lost out by 2 and 1 next up was Padraig Trappe with Brendan Casey who halved their match against Anthony Garrihy and Aiden Sexton the penultimate match of A. Trappe with Dermot McMahon against Michael Talty and Stephen Guilfoyle was also halved in the bottom match John McKenna with Malachy Deery went 2 and 1 to Conor O’Loughlin with Kevin Hynes. They were captained by Eugene McGinnity.
So it was not to be for Rossmore to return with their first Cups & Shields green pennant.
Rossmore Golf Club won the Ulster Fourball in 2001, when the team was P. McGuinness, S. McQuaid, M. McCague, J. Kelly, D. Doody, W. Connolly, P. Meehan, P. Murphy, D. Smyth and S. Treanor they were captained by C. McCrossan.
Rossmore member Gerard Brady (10) teamed up with his aunt Mai McCabe, who plays her golf out of Cold Winters Golf Club, in the final regional qualifiers of the Spar-Irish Independent Mixed Pairs Challenge at Westmanstown Golf Club in early August 2001. They posted a score of 54 points which say them through to the National Finals at Adare Manor Golf & Country Club on the 25th of August.
Prior to 2001:
Rossmore won the Inaugural J. B. Carr All-Ireland Diamond Trophy at Woodbrook Golf Club in 1996. The team was Mervyn Jackson, Monsignor G. McSorley, Mickey Grealy, Packie McGuinness, Seamus Timoney, Raymond McCreevy, Patrick Doherty, Stanley Loughran Jimmy McKenna and Gerry Kerr they were captained by Aidan Goldan.
Rossmore Golf Club won the Ulster Mixed Foursomes in 1989, when the team was, J. Shannon, P. J. Harte, S. Kilroy, J. O'Gorman, P. Hesnan, B. Jenkins, M. Quinn, K. Bond and M. Hesnan they were captained by B. Geary and B. Blemings.
Lady Captain, Patricia O'Connor (17), Captain, Matt Waters (16) and Hon. Treasurer Eugene McGinnitty (13), booked their place in the National Final of the Mercedes Benz/Irish Independent Executive Golf Trophy at the K Club, on August 17th, 2000, when they shot 81 points in the regional qualifier at Glasson G. C.
Vari McGreevy was selected to represent Ireland in the European Ladies Junior Championships at Shannon Golf Club in 1990, having played for Ireland in the Girls' Home Internationals in 1987, and won the Irish Girls Close Championship the same year.
Michelle McGreevy was selected to play for Ireland in the European Ladies Team Championship at Nordcentre Golf and Country Club, Finland in 1997. She played in the Ladies' Home Internationals at Burnham and Berrow in 1998, at Lahinch in 1997 and at Longriddry in 1996.
She played in the European Ladies' Junior Championship at Colony Golf Club, Vienna in 1994 and at Nairn Golf Club, Scotland in 1996, having played for Ireland in the Girls' Home Internationals at Whitechurch Golf Club in 1991, at Moseley Golf Club in 1992, at Helensburgh Golf Club in 1993. She won the Irish Girls' Close Championship in 1992 and 1993.
History of Rossmore
Ros or Ross means a point of land or wood. MÓ r is the Irish word for big. Hence the word ´Rossmore´ fits the description of a large wood which was often a feature of a walled estate so typical of 19th century Ireland. Encompassing much natural beauty of lakes, streams and forest, the Rossmore estate was home to the Westenra family, Barons of Rossmore. The golf club owes its existence to the generosity of this family
In 1916 a number of of citizens of Monaghan town decided to start a golf club. They approached the right Honourable Derrick Warner William, fifth Lord Baron Rossmore with a request that he should lease them part of his demesne. Lord Rossmore agreed to let 65 acres to the trustees of the club at the nominal rent of one shilling (2.5 pence) per year. Also included in the letting was a gate lodge that was used as the club house. A meeting, over which Lord Rossmore presided, was held in the western Arms Hotel on the 16th of August 1916 and the Golf Club was formed.
A mysterious fire destroyed the gate lodge in 1925 and many members lost golf clubs and equipment. Damages amounting to 1,262 pounds were awarded to the club and the members and with this money a new club house was built. It was opened in 1927. This clubhouse survived until 1984 when the present clubhouse was opened.
The original course was nine holes but it was extended to 18 holes in 1992. Since then several holes have been re-designed to make more use of the many lakes and streams and rivers throughout the course. Now with so many challenging holes it has championship potential and will test the best of golfers.
Many famous people and notable golfers have played at Rossmore: Fred Daly (ex British Open and Ryder Cup) was regular visitor, Darren Clarke suffered defeat at the hands of Rossmore Club Members during his amateur inter-club days, while Norman Drew (ex walker and Ryder Cup) was club professional for a number of years.
Roll of Honour
|N. Kilroy||1989||Ladies Captain|
|P. Murnane||1989||Men's Captain|
|N. McKenna||1990||Ladies Captain|
|J. McKenna||1990||Men's Captain|
|M. Hesnan||1991||Ladies Captain|
|L. McCluskey||1991||Men's Captain|
|M. Cassidy||1992||Ladies Captain|
|V. Gihawley||1992||Men's Captain|
|R. G. Patton||1992||President|
|N. O'Gorman||1993||Ladies Captain|
|P. McLoughlin||1993||Men's Captain|
|R. G. Patton||1993||President|
|B. Fadden||1994||Ladies Captain|
|R. Sleator||1994||Men's Captain|
|Mrs M. McEntee||1994||President|
|P. Golden||1995||Ladies Captain|
|G. White||1995||Men's Captain|
|Mrs M. McEntee||1995||President|
|L. Finlay||1996||Ladies Captain|
|M. Deery||1996||Men's Captain|
|B. McGuinness||1997||Ladies Captain|
|B. Casey||1997||Men's Captain|
|M. Macklin||1998||Ladies Captain|
|K. Treanor||1998||Men's Captain|
|Mrs S. Clerkin||1998||President|
|K. Dawson||1999||Ladies Captain|
|P. Connolly||1999||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. S. Clerkin||1999||President|
|Pat O'Connor||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Mr. Matt Waters||2000||Men's Captain|
|Mgr. G. Sorley||2000||President|
|Madge Coyle||2001||Ladies Captain|
|David O'Connor||2001||Men's Captain|
|Mgr. G. Sorley||2001||President|
|Kathleen Mohan||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Oliver Clerkin||2002||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Betty Blemings||2002||President|
|Mrs. Bridie Corley||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Vincent Lee||2003||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Betty Blemings||2003||President|
|Patricia Sullivan||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Gerry McMahon||2004||Men's Captain|
|Pauline Leonard||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Michael McQuaid||2005||Men's Captain|
|Bernie Connolly||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Ben Beggan||2006||Men's Captain|
|Brigid Gilhawley||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Joe Morgan||2007||Men's Captain|
|Kathleen Rafferty||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Nigel Graham||2008||Men's Captain|
|Margaret Hanlon||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Willie Cullen||2009||Men's Captain|
|Grainne Reilly||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Nugent||2010||Men's Captain|
|Margaret Treanor||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Liddle||2011||Men's Captain|
|Agnes McBirney||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Francis Beggan||2012||Men's Captain|
|Anne Durnin||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Seamus Meehan||2013||Men's Captain|
|Marie McKenna||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Jim Fanning||2014||Men's Captain|
|Patricia McDermott||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Donal Guckian||2015||Men's Captain|
|Eileen Kearns||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Maurice McBirney||2016||Men's Captain|
|John Heffernan||2017||Men's Captain|
|2017||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Romney Berry (1)||2017||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Rossmore
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Eugene McGuigan||1 June 2001||13th||125 m|
|Noeleen O'Gorman||6 August 2005||16th||134 m|
|Tommy Collins||9 September 2006||8th||183 m|
|William Cullen||17 October 2006||13th||118 m|
|Patricia Gatt||2 January 2007||7th||101 m|
|Betty Blemings||31 October 2007||2nd||137 m|
|Barry O'Gorman||29 June 2009||2nd||168 m|
|Gary McCaughey||30 August 2009||13th||157 m|