Athlone golf club Westmeath
Athlone Golf Course
Athlone Golf Club is a superb 18-hole parkland course bounded on three sides by picturesque Lough Ree. Beautifully designed, the course exploits the natural splendour of its surroundings, affording from its vantage points and from the modern strategically appointed clubhouse panoramic views of the lake and its wooded islands.
Its tree-lined fairways and undulating terrain make it a true test of golf. Selected to host numerous provincial and national championships, its profile was further enhanced by the staging of the prestigious All-Ireland Cups and Shields Finals in 1998.
Easily accessible, Athlone Golf Club is situated at Hudson Bay, 6km. from the centre of Athlone and just off the N61 to Roscommon.
It has excellent bar and catering facilities, a Pro. Shop and visitors are always assured of a friendly Cead Mile Failte.
Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
Athlone was voted the No. 98-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-2);
Athlone was voted the No. 96-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Up-3);
Athlone was voted the No. 99-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013;
Athlone was voted the No. 90-ranked golf coursein Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;
Athlone was voted the No. 76-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;
Athlone was voted the No. 64-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2008;
|Green Fees Midweek:||€30|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€40|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€15|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€15|
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||€725|
|Full Family Membership Fee:||€1,575|
|Full Beginners Membership Fee:||€450|
|Website||Athlone golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Margaret Egan|
|President:||P. J. Naughton
|Hon. Secretary:||Margaret Egan|
|Club Pro:||Kevin Grealy 090-6492073|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Paddy Kenny Snr. & Bernie Stapleton|
|Comp. Secretary:||Padraig O’Connor|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to Midnight|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: Sundays & Tuesdays|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Athlone Golf Club Fixtures 2018 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2018 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Sunday 18 February||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize to the Ladies||Tuesday 26 June||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 7 July||Sunday 7 July
|Captain's Prize||Sunday 8 July||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Sunday 15 July||Closed||1|
|President's Prize to the Ladies
||Tuesday 28 August
|President's Prize to the Men||Saturday 1 September
||Sunday 2 September||Closed||2|
|President's Prize to the Men||Sunday 2 September
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 3 January||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 10 January||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 17 January||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 24 January||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 31 January
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 7 February||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 14 February||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 21 February||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 28 February
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 7 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Shamrock Special||Friday 16 March||Sunday 18 March
|L. & G. Shamrock Special||Saturday 17 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Shamrock Special||Sunday 18 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 21 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 28 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 30 March
||Monday 2 April||Open||4|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Saturday 31 March
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Sunday 1 April
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 2 April
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 4 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 11 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 18 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 25 April
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 2 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Open Weekend||Saturday 5 May
||Monday 7 May||Open||3
|L. & G. Open Weekend||Sunday 6 May
|L. & G. Open Weekend||Monday 7 May||Open||1|
|Ladies Open Day||Tuesday 8 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 9 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 16 May||Open||1|
|St. Hildas Colf Classic||Friday 18 May||Open||1|
|Ladies Open Day||Tuesday 22 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 23 May||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week||Sunday 27 May||Monday 4 June||Open||9|
|Singles Stableford||Sunday 27 May||Open||1|
|Ladies 12-Hole from 18.30||Sunday 27 May||Open||1|
|Ladies Day||Monday 28 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 29 May||Wednesday 30 May||Open||2|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 30 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Fourball Betterball||Thursday 31 May
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 1 June
||Monday 4 June||Open||4|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Saturday 2 June May
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Sunday 3 June
|L. & G.Singles Stableford||Monday 4 June
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 6 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 13 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 20 June||Open||1|
|Club Classic||Friday 22 June||Saturday 23 June||Open||2|
|Club Classic||Saturday 23 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 27 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 4 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 11 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 18 July||Open||1|
|Hodson Bay Ladies Open Day||Tuesday 24 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 25 July||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week||Sunday 29 July||Monday 6 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Sunday 29 July||Open||1|
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Monday 30 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Tuesday 31 July
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Wednesday 1 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Thursday 2 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 3 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 4 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Sunday 5 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 6 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 8 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 15 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 22 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 29 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 5 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 12 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 19 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 26 September
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 3 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 10 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 17 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 24 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 26 October||Monday 29 October||Open||4|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Saturday 27 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Sunday 28 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 29 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 31 October
|Ladies Hamper||Sunday 4 November||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 7 November||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 14 November||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 21 November||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||
Wednesday 28 November
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 5 December||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Wednesday 12 December||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 71 SSS 72 5,983 m|
|Yellow||Par 71 SSS 69 5,695 m|
|Red||Par 75 SSS 75 5,103 m|
|Blue||Par 71 SSS 73 6,194 m|
Men's Course Record: 66 Colm Moriarty (+4) Pro. 64 A W. Mathers (0)
Ladies Course Record:
Athlone Golf Club won the Connaught Final of the Irish Senior Cup at Co. Sligo Golf Club when they beat Roscommon Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match in the decider in 2015.
First on the tee was Colm Fitzgerald who halved his match against Alan Creavan when called in, he was followed by Niall Carroll who also got called in against Tommy Grehan, he was followed by Conor Rice who had a 4 and 3 win over Enda Daly, in the penultimate match Thomas O’Connor beat Dan O’Brien by 4 and 3, in the bottom match Kevin Sheehy beat Liam Casey by 3 and 2.
They made their way to Carton House to compete in the All-Ireland deciders, where they were drawn against Leinster Champions Maynooth University in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. They were led out again by Colm Fitzgerald who lost his match against Ronan Mullarney by 4 and 3, next up was Niall Carroll who went down to Kyle McCarron by 2 and 1, he was followed by Daniel O’Connor who halved his match against Declan Loftus, in the penultimate match Thomas O’Connor also halved his match against Stephen Kinch and in the bottom match Kevin Sheehy lost out to Jack Walsh by 3 and 2. The other members of the team were Sean Doyle, Conor Rice and Donie Shine they were Captained. Managed and selected by Patrick Kenny.
Maynooth went on to win the green pennant when they beat Knock Golf Club in a very close final by 3-matches to 2-matches.
Athlone Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield when they beat Galway Bay Golf Club in the Provincial Final by 3-matches to 2-matches in 2013. First on the tee was Padraig O’Connor with John O’Connor who lost out to Tom Molloy with Damien Coleman by 4 and 3 they were followed by Conor Rice with Mark Kelly who had a 4 and 3 win over Keith Harte with Richard Noonan next up was Tony Corry with Gerry Kelly who lost their match against Mark Shields with Mark Gantly by 1-hole the penultimate match of Thomas Golhooley with Michael Ryan went 4 and 3 to Kevin Bird with Goran Dujkovic. So it was down to the bottom match of John Rice with Desmond Rush against Martin Molloy with Mick Scanlon to decide where the pennant went and the Athlone pare clinched their place in the All-Ireland deciders with a 4 and 3 win.
They made their way to Royal Tara Golf Club in Meath to compete in the National Deciders where they were drawn against Ulster Champions Tandragee Golf Club from Co. Armagh. They were led out by Thomas Golhooley with M. Evens who lost out to S. Burns with J. Rowe by 2 and 1 next up was Conor Rice with Mark Kelly who went all the way to the 18th before conceding the point to P. Handley with C. Fearon they were followed by Tony Corry with Gerry Kelly who went down by 2 and 1 to G. Haire with M. Bannerman in the penultimate match C. Quilty with Michael Ryan halved their match against W. Jardine with W. Small the bottom match also went to Tandragee when John Rice with Desmond Rush lost by 3 and 2 to E. Nixon with J. Quinn.
Athlone Golf Club won the Connacht Final of the Barton Shield at Westport Golf Club in August 2008. It was on to Monkstown Golf Club outside of Cork City where the met Munster Champions Limerick Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 17th September 2008.
First on the tee was Mark Rowe with Aidan Dooley against Michael O’Kelly with Martin Poucher who lost their match by 4-holes, they were followed by Ciaran O’Connor with Kelan McDonagh and they lost there match by 1-hole giving Limerick Golf Club a comfortable passage into the All-Ireland Final the following day.
Mark Rowe was selected on the Connacht team for the Interprovincial Matches played at Portmarnock Golf Club from 11th to 13th August 2004.
Athlone Golf Club were Connacht Champions of the Irish Senior Cup in 2003 and were drawn against Portmarnock Golf Club in the Semi-Finals at Lisburn Golf Club on 12th September, when the team on the day was Kevin Sheedy, Hugh Feeney, Mark Rowe Padraig O'Boyle and James Joyce. Mark Rowe beat Colm Moriarty's fellow Walker Cup player Noel Fox by 3 and 1. However Portmarnock went on to win yet another Blue Ribon when they beat Mallow in the All-Ireland Final.
Athlone Golf Club were Runners-Up to Ballinasloe in the Connaught Finals of the Barton Shield at Galway Golf Club, when the team was Mark Butler, Mark Rowe, Hugh Feeney, Colm Moriarty and Padraig O'Boyle. They were managed by Seamus Moriarty.
Athlone Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Connaught Finals of the Jimmy Bruen Shield at Galway Golf Club in 2002. The team was Mick Butler, Jimmy Murray, Tom Dolan, Frank McGowan, Dermot Fagan, Eamonn Hardieman, Cieran O'Connor, Ken Skeffington, Michael Ryan, John Costello, Conor Fitzgerald, Liam Johnson, Declan Corcoran and Derek Kenna. They were captained by Pat Larkin.
Athlone Golf Club won the Cecil Ewing Shield in 2001 when the beat Castlebar in the final by 6.5 matches to 3.5 matches. The team was Michael Healy with Sean Kearney, Brendan Mahon with Bob Gilhooley, Adrian Downes with Aidan McGrath, Gerry Feary with Pat Carolan, Tom Browne with Brian Quigley, Kieran Horkan with Paul Ainsworth, Donald O'Brien with Tom Hurst, Martin Lydon with Paddy McWalter, Michael Staunton with Michael McGing and Louis Walsh with James Roche.
Colm Moriarty, won the South of Ireland Championship in one of the best golf matches I have had the pleasure of seeing at Lahinch on July the 31st. He was subsequently selected on the Irish Team for the Home Internationals at Royal St. David's Golf Club in Harlech, Wales, from September 11th-13th 2002.
Colm Moriarty, had a dream start to the 2003 season when he and Justin Keogh (Birr G. C.) headed to Australia in February to represent Ireland in the New South Wales Medal and the New South Wales Championship. Colm returned rounds of 64,67, 68 and 70 to leave the International field in his slip-screen, in The Medal.
Then it was on to Sydney for the Championship where he completed the double in the match-play Championship never been taken past the 34th hole. I was speaking to Colm in early 2002 and was wondering if he had a Major in him, he has convinced me by now, with his performances and dedication that he is a good one in the making.
Colm is one of four Irish golfers selected on the Walker Cup panel for 2003. Colm was selected on the Irish Team for the Eisenhower Trophy played in Kuala Lumpur from 24th to the 27th October 2002 and got to the Semi-Finals of the West of Ireland Open Championship at Co. Sligo on April 2nd 2002.
Colm Moriarty was selected on the six-man Irish team for the European stroke play championship from the 22nd to the 25th August 2001. Colm won the Mullingar Scratch Cup with 19-under par for three rounds. The record for the Mullingar Scratch Cup is 20-under over four rounds. I have no doubt Colm would have smashed this if one of the rounds wasn't rained off. Colm was the Leading Irish player in the Home Internationals and won the Athlone Scratch Cup. Colm first represented Ireland at Senior level at Maidstone Club, New York, 0n 13-14 October 1999. He played
Hugh Feeney was selected on the Connacht Boys' team for the Interprovincial Championships at Headfort Golf Club from August 28/30/2002.
Athlone won four Connacht Championships in 2001. They won the Mixed Foursomes, the Cecil Ewing Shield, the Junior Under-15 and the Junior Under-18 the same year.
A. Geoghegan was selected on the Connacht Ladies team in the AIB Interprovincial's at the Island on the 8th to 10th August 2001.
Athlone duo Gerard O'Kennedy (6) and John Duggan won the All-Ireland Golf as Gaeilge Holmpatrick Cup at Ceann Sibeal in September 2001. They returned a fine score of four under par, yet the standard was so high they only collected the cup on a count-back over the last three-holes.
Lelia Comber and Valerie Brennan qualified for the National Finals of the Kellogg's Nurti-Grain Ladies Golf Challenge at Druid's Glen Golf Club on the 21st of August 2001.
Prior to 2001:
Athlone Golf Clubwon the All-Ireland Barton Shield at Portmarnock G. C. in 1959, when the team was P. Cawfield, Fr. J. Solan, J. O'Sullivan and P. Hughes.
Tom Rogers was President of the GUI in 1978. Dr. Harry Rice was the Irish International Team Captain in 1970.
Athlone won the Connacht Inter-Club Youths Championship in 1995, when the team was Mark Butler Colm Moriarty, N. Coyle, they were managed by Myrl Carroll. They won it again in 2000, when the team was Colm Moriarty, Mark Rowe and James Joyce.
They were All-Ireland Finalists in the Barton Shield in 1987, when the team was M. O'Riordan, P. O'Boyle, P. Egan, B. Burke, M. Herney and P. O'Loughlin.
They were Connaught Champions in the Barton Shield at Co. Sligo in 1994, when the team was Niel Kelly, Paddy Egan, Paddy O'Boyle, Mark Butler, Tom Campion and Niall O'Carroll, they were managed by Seamus Moriarty. They were Provincial Winners of the Bulmers Barton Shield and Senior Cup in 1986, when the team was B. Burke, P. O'Boyle, M. Harney, M. O'Riordan and they were captained by P. Egan. They were Conaught Champions of the Bulmers Barton Shield and Senior Cup in 1984, when the team was D. Reynolds. P. O'Sullivan, P. O'Boyle, M. O'Riordan, M. Tallon and A. Llyod.
They were Connaught Champions in the Irish Junior Cup in 1995, when the team was N. Coyle, P. McHale, K. Sheehy, M. Butler, S. Moriarty, C. Moriarty and P. O'Boyle, they were managed by T. Moriarty. The same year they won the Connaught Bulmers Jimmy Bruen Shield, when the team was D. Lally, K. Sheehy, F. McGowan, T. Dolan, W. Owens, E. Higgins, T. Campion, S. Kiernan, C. Moriarty, P. O'Boyle, P. Kiernan, M. Butler, V. Carr and T. Corry. They were managed by D. Fagan and E. Shanahan.
They won the Jack O'Sullivan Trophy in 1994, when the team was Peter Keenan, Willie Owens, John Joyce, Michael Hayes, Michael Butler, Padraig O'Boyle, Jimmy Reilly, Tom Collins, Sean Reynolds, Frank McGowan, Bob Deignan and Michael Ryan. They were managed by Billy Kennedy and Ger O'Kennedy.
They won the Hibernian Cecil Ewing Shield in 1996, when the team was Pat St. John, John O'Carroll, Frank Starkin, Benny Dunne, Tom Morris, Michael Downes, Denis O'Sullivan, Jimmy Fox, Aidan Gallagher, John Costello, John Killilea and Brendan Mahon.
Athlone were the beaten finalist in the Connacht section of the Jimmy Bruen Shield in 2000.
Past Captain, Pat Larkin (9) and his playing partner, Helen Costello (12), Mountbellew G. C., were leading qualifiers at Galway Bay, in the Spar-Irish Independent Mixed Pairs Championship with a score of 52pts. This is a very novel event, in that the first six holes are played as a scramble, followed by foursomes over the next six and finishing with singles.
Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;
Eddie Dunne represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1973 to1979 playing 23-times won 7-matches halved three and lost 13-matches accumulating 17-points. He represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1973 to 1984 playing 70-times won 28-matches halved four and lost 38-matches accumulating 60-points;
Kelan McDonagh represented Ireland as a Senior International in 2010 playing 3-times, won 0-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 0-points;
Colm Moriarty represented Ireland as a Senior International from 2001 to2003 playing 17-times won 11-matches halved one and lost 5-matches accumulating 23-points. He represented Ireland at international Youths level from 1998 to 2000 playing 22-matches, won 14-matches and lost 8-matches accumulating 28-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level from 1996 to 1997 playing 10-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 6-matches accumulating 7-points. He represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1997 to 2002 playing 35-times won 10-matches halved three and lost 22-matches accumulating 23-points. He represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1997 to 1999 playing 18-times won `10-matches halved one and lost 7-matches accumulating 21-points. He represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial from 1995 to 1996 playing 12-times won 7-matches halved one and lost 4-matches accumulating 15-points;
N. Kelly represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1990 to 1992 playing 8-times won 0-matches and lost 8-matches accumulating 0-points. He represented Ireland at international Youths level in 1990 playing 1-match and lost 1-match accumulating 0-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level from 1988 to 1989 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 6-points;
Pat O’Sullivan represented Ireland at international Youths level in 1989 playing 2-matches;
P. Egan represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1973 to 1986 playing 27-times won 4-matches halved one and lost 22-matches accumulating 9-points. He represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 1971 playing 2-times won -matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 0-points;
K. McDonagh represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 2007 to 2010 playing 24-times won 12-matches halved two and lost 10-matches accumulating 26-points;
P. O’Boyle represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1981 to 1984 playing 14-times won 3-matches and lost 11-matches accumulating 6-points;
Ciaran O’Connor represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 2006 to 2009 playing 19-times won 7-matches halved four and lost 8-matches accumulating 18-points. He represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 2005 to 2007 playing 15-times won 6-matches halved one and lost 8-matches accumulating 13-points. He represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial in 2003 playing 4-times won 0-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 1-point;
J. O’Sullivan represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1956 to 1965 playing 9-times won 4-matches halved two and lost 3-matches accumulating 10-points;
Pat O’Sullivan represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1980 to 1982 playing 10-times won 2-matches and lost 8-matches accumulating 4-points. He represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1997 to 1999 playing 16-times won 7-matches and lost 9-matches accumulating 14-points;
Mark Rowe represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 2001 to 2006 playing 23-times won 5-matches halved four and lost 14-matches accumulating 14-points. He represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial from 1997 to 1998 playing 12-times won 6-matches halved one and lost 5-matches accumulating 13-points;
J. Solon represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level from 1956 to 1960 playing 24-times won 4-matches and lost 20-matches accumulating 8-points;
R. Blaine represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 2008 playing 3-times won 0-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 0-points;
Mark Butler represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 1996 playing 1-times won 0-matches and lost 1-matches accumulating 0-points. He represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial from 1993 to 1994 playing 12-times won 6-matches and lost 6-matches accumulating 12-points;
A. Dooley represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 2005 playing 4-times won 1-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 2-points;
G. Egan* represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 1966 playing 2-times;
B. Kenny represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial in 1977 playing 3-times won 0-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 0-points;
K. McDonagh represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 2008 to 2009 playing 12-times won 4-matches halved two and lost 6-matches accumulating 10-points;
N. O’Carroll represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1990 to 1992 playing 9-times won 0-matches and lost 9-matches accumulating 0-points;
D. Reynolds represented Connacht as a Youth Interprovincial from 1982 to 1984 playing 7-times won 3-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 6-points;
Ritchie Blaine represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial in 2004 playing 5-times won 2-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 4-points;
Hugh Feeney represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial from 2002 to 2003 playing 9-times won 2-matches halved two and lost 5-matches accumulating 6-points;
Kelen McDonagh represented Connacht at the Boys Interprovincial from 2006 to 2007 playing 12-times won 5-matches halved two and lost 5-matches accumulating 12-points;
Charlie McMickan played in the inaugural Boys under-15 Interprovincial Championships in 2010, playing 3-matches won 1-match and lost 2-matches accumulating 2-points;
The Ladies of Athlone Golf Club won the Connacht Intermediate Trophy in 2003, the All-Ireland Jefferson Smurfit Team Championship in 1984 and 1995.
They won the Connacht Cup in 1967.
Athlone won the Connacht Trophy in 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1966 having first won it in 1957.
Kay & Niamh O'Regan won he Lancôme Trophy in 1985.
A. Geoghegan and S. Donnelly won the All-Ireland May Fitzgibbon Memorial Trophy in 1987.
Cathryan Mannion won the L.G.U. Golf Pin in 1994.
Lily O'Sullivan won the Connacht Junior Championship in 2003,
Celeste O'Regan won the Connacht Junior Championship in the Millennium
Mary Hynes won the Connacht Junior Championship in 1998
Niamh O'Regan won the Connacht Junior Championship 1988
Rosemary Kearon won the Connacht Junior Championship in 1979
Lola Lyster won the Connacht Junior Championship in 1975
Primrose Cotton was the first Lady in Athlone to win the Connacht Junior Championship in 1965
Pat Eaton won the Western District Golden Years Tournament in 2001.
History of Athlone
Instituted 1892 affiliated 1895
Founded in 1892 as "Athlone Garrison Golf Club" it was during the early years, the preserve of British Army Officers, their wives and members of the Royal Irish Constabulary. Prominent among the early enthusiasts were Majors Harrison and Gaussens and Lt. Hamlin of the Royal Artillery.
At the turn of the century, leading business and professional people began to take an interest in the game. Those who played an important part in the development of the club at the time included P. V. C. Murtagh, J. Lyster, Dr. C. J. McCormack, J .J. Coen and P. B. Bingham. Because of this influence, a new constitution
was drawn up and the Club was renamed "Athlone Golf Club".
The original Course was at the "Batteries" on land adjacent to the Victoria Barracks, now Custume Barracks. Because of the urban development this course had to be abandoned in 1920. It had however left an indelible mark on the history of Irish Golf by producing one of the country’s greatest amateur golfers. He was John Dillon McCormack who won three Close Championships and played for Ireland twenty-four times. In 1924 he was selected for the Walker Cup Team but had to turn down the opportunity for personal reasons.
Following the loss of the "Batteries" a new course was laid out at Garnafailagh, two miles north of the town. Golf continued there until 1938, when it was found desirable to move to the present beautiful setting on the west bank of the River Shannon and Lough Ree at Hudson Bay. The course was designed by J. McAllister of Portmarnock Golf Club.
Significant modifications and redevelopment, ongoing over the years, including the instillation of a course watering system in 1964, updated and automated in 1996.
The construction of a new clubhouse 1n 1972, the refurbishment and development of Ladies and Gents locker rooms, the construction of a new entrance and a Pro-Shop in 1998, all combined to provide members and visitors alike with facilities of exceptional standards. Today Athlone Golf Club stands as a golfing Mecca for all enthusiasts and a lasting tribute to the men and women of yesterday.
Roll of Honour
|Moira Grogan||1989||Ladies Captain|
|Terry Carmody||1989||Mens Captain|
|Patricia Reynolds||1990||Ladies Captain|
|Sean Kearney||1990||Mens Captain|
|Marion O'Reilly||1991||Ladies Captain|
|Kevin Murphy||1991||Mens Captain|
|Sally Ronaghan||1992||Ladies Captain|
|Jimmy Reynolds||1992||Mens Captain|
|Mairead Cunney||1993||Ladies Captain|
|Terry Hynes||1993||Mens Captain|
|Bernie Mahon||1994||Ladies Captain|
|John Gaffney||1994||Mens Captain|
|Frances Milling||1995||Ladies Captain|
|Dan Clarke||1995||Mens Captain|
|Maeve Donohue||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Joe Walsh||1996||Mens Captain|
|Nancy Kearney||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Dermot Fagan||1997||Mens Captain|
|Dolores McGrath||1998||Ladies Captain|
|John Kinahan||1998||Mens Captain|
|Rena Harney||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Pat St. John||1999||Mens Captain|
|Cathryn Mannion||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Pat Larkin||2000||Mens Captain|
|Cathryn Mannion||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Tony Corry||2001||Mens Captain|
|Maura Cleary||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Jimmy Fox||2002||Mens Captain|
|St. John||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Larry Fagan||2003||Mens Captain|
|Anne Evans||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Declan Corcoran||2004||Mens Captain|
|Maria Elliott||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Paddy Egan||2005||Mens Captain|
|Elizabeth Dunn||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Philip O'Farrell||2006||Mens Captain|
|Mary McHale||2007||Ladies Captain|
|John Costello||2007||Mens Captain|
|Anne Lynam||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Joeeph Higgins||2008||Mens Captain|
|Sheila Geraghty||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Willie Owens||2009||Mens Captain|
|Patricia Kinahan||2010||Ladies Captain|
|P. J. Naughton||2010||Mens Captain|
|Kay Vaughan||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Cleary||2011||Mens Captain|
|Helen King||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Evens||2012||Mens Captain|
|Breda Ryan||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Ray King||2013||Mens Captain|
|Lily O'Sullivan||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Michael O'Brien||2014||Mens Captain|
|Anna Walshe||2015||Ladies Captain
|Des Rushe||2015||Mens Captain
|Margaret Geoghegan||2016||Ladies Captain|
|John Burns||2016||Mens Captain|
|Noirin O'Rourke||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Donohoe||2017||Mens Captain|
|Margaret Egan||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Padraig O’Connor||2018||Mens Captain|
|P. J. Naughton||2018||President|
|Anne Geoghegan (5)||2018||Lowest Ladies H'cap|
|P. O'Boyle||2018||Lowest Men's H'cap|
|Mark Rowe||2018||Lowest Men's H'cap|
|Kelan McDonagh||2018||Lowest Men's H'cap|
|Ciaran O'Connor||2018||Lowest Men's H'cap|
|T. O'Connor||2018||Lowest Men's H'cap|
|D. O'Connor||2018||Lowest Men's H'cap|
Holes in One at Athlone
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Marc Theriault||21 July 2002|
|Liam Murphy||19 April 1997||17th||121 m|
|Jim Spain||21 May 1997||15th||162 m|
|Albert Flanagan||30 January 1999||17th||9 Iron||121 m|
|Michael O'Brien||05 April 1999||15th||wedge||121 m|
|John Coyle||20 April 1999||15th||171 m|
|John Coyle||20 April 1999||15th||3 wood||171 m|
|John Stansfield||2 June 1999||15th||3 wood||121 m|
|Eugene Fayne||10 June 1999||2nd||5 iron||152 m|
|Gerry Feary||30 June 1999||2nd||3 wood||152 m|
|Eamon Higgins||13 August 1999||9th||172 m|
|P. J. Naughton||05 December 1999||15th||171 m|
|Eamon Hardiman||16 April 2000||9th||172 m|
|Tony Corry||13 March 2002||9th||172 m|
|Rod Tierney||6 April 2003||17th||121 m|
|Mark Murphy||21 May 2003||9th||205 m|
|Neil Rowan||30 July 2003||15th||171 m|
|David Moloney||8 August 2005||2nd||112 m|
|Paul Brennan||16 April 2006||17th||121 m|
|Gerard O Kennedy||29 April 2007||6th||151 m|
|Alacoque O'Connor||6th||151 m|
|Michael O' Brien||2016|