Mannan Castle golf club Monaghan
Mannan Castle Golf Course
This relatively new Parkland course originally opened as an, 9-hole course but due to the commitment of the active committees since its inception in 1993 this course has developed into a fine 18-hole course.
Mannan Castle Golf Club has a magnificent clubhouse where the visitor is provided with all he or she can require. This course is somewhat difficult to find once you have left Carrickmacross, town so allow yourself plenty of time before your tee time.
The club has just opened a 10-bay driving range across the road from the clubhouse.
|Green Fees Midweek:||€25|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€30|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€15|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€20|
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||€695|
|Full 5-Day Membership Fee:||€500|
|Full Long Distance Membership Fee:||€200|
|Full Beginners Membership Fee:||€450|
|Website||Mannan Castle golf club website|
|Clubhouse Manager:||Thomas Cunningham|
|Hon. Secretary:||Philip Hughes, James McEneaney & Rosemary Barry|
|Club Pro:||Kevin McGivern|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Bernard Doherty & Vera Kelly|
|Comp. Secretary:||Rita O’Loughlin|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: am to pm|
|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|
Mannan Castle Golf Club Fixtures 2021 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2021 (to be Confirmed)|
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men||Saturday 10 July
||Sunday 11 July||Closed||2|
|Lady Captain's Prize to the Men||Sunday 11 July
|Lady Captain's Prize Day 1||Wednesday 14 July
|Lady Captain's Prize||Saturday 17 July
|Captain's Prize to the Ladiess||Wednesday 28 July
|Captain's Prize||Saturday 7 August||Sunday 8 August||Closed||2|
|Captain's Prize||Sunday 8 August||Closed||1|
|Professional's Prize||Saturday 4 September||Sunday 5 September||Closed||2|
|Professional's Prize||Sunday 5 September||Closed||1|
|Gerry Cumiskey Classic||Saturday 5 June||Sunday 6 June||Open||2
|Gerry Cumiskey Classic||Sunday 6 June||Open||1|
|Ladies Charity Scramble
||Friday 25 June||Open||1|
|Inter. Scratch Cup||Saturday 3 July||Open||1|
|Minor Scratch Cup
||Saturday 3 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Monday 2 August
|Club Classic||Saturday 28 August
||Sunday 29 August||Open||2|
|Club Classic||Sunday 29 August
|3-Ladies Team Event||Friday 3 September||Open||1|
|2-Ladies Team Event||Friday 17 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. 2-Person Team Event
||Monday 25 October
Card of the Course
|White||Par 70 SSS 68 5,907 yd's|
|Yellow||Par 70 SSS 68 5,635 yd's|
|Red||Par 70 SSS 68 5,003 yd's|
|Blue||Par 70 SSS 69 6,112 yd's|
The Girls´ of Mannan Castle Golf Club won the All-Ireland Girls Inter-club Championship when they beat Royal Co. Down Golf Club by 2½ matches to a ½ match at Mallow Golf Club on Tuesday 25th August 2009.
They were drawn against Munster Champions Lahinch Golf Club in the morning they were led by Louise Hanratty who lost to Sinead Sexton by 5 and 4. She was followed by Roison Brady who beat Chloe Duggan by 3 and 2. The bottom match of Amy Boylan had a similar result against Emma McInerney secured the points and their passage to the All-Ireland Final in the afternoon.
They met Ulster Champions Royal Co. Down who had beaten Connacht Champions Co. Sligo by 2 matches to 1 match in their Semi-Final.
They were again led by Louise Hanratty who went all the way to the 18th before securing the point against Sarah Boden. Roison Brady halved her match against Olivia Mehaffey. Amy Boylan had a very convincing 8 and 7 win over Kate Goodman to secure the green-pennant much to the delight of team captain Tom White.
The Ladies of Mannan Castle Golf Club won the Northern District Final of the Miele Ireland Inter-club Fourball when they beat Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club at Greenore Golf Club Wednesday 12th August 2009 by 2½ matches to 1½ matches:
They were led by Gill Rouiller with Roisin Brady who went all the way to the 18th against Darragh McGowan with Deirdre Duncan, before delivering the point to the Monaghan team. They were followed by Louise Hanratty with Mary Cassidy who beat Sheila Breen with Rhonda Russell by 3 and 2. Next on the tee was Rita O'Loughlin with Eilish Crawley who halved their match with Margaret McConnell with Eileen Boyce. The bottom match of Ann Carragher with Mary MacNamee
against Dolores Devenney with Ann McAllister went to the ladies from Donegal by 4 and 3, but they had done enough to secure their passage to the All-Ireland deciders at Mullingar Golf Club on 19th September.
They were drawn against Southern Champions Cahir Park in the All-Ireland Semi-Final, they were led again by Gill Rouiller (8) with Roisin Brady (13) who beat Caitlin Fitzgerald (12) with Catherine Costigan (20) by 4 and 3. They were followed by Louise Hanratty (10) with Mary Cassidy (16) who halved their match against Helen O'Donoghue (10) with Michelle Keating (25). Next on the tee was Ann Carragher (16) with Mary MacNamee who lost out to Susan Carey (13) with Joanne Noonan (26) by 6 and 5. The bottom match of Rita O'Loughlin (14) with Teresa Butler (24) against Marie Keating (19) with Emma Keating (25) went 4 and 3 to the ladies from Tipperary and with it a place in the All-Ireland decider.
Cahir Park played Western Champions Portumna Golf Club the following day and lost out by 2½ matches to 1½ matches, so the green-pennant went West-of-the-Shannon.
Mannan Castle Golf Club won their first major pennant when they won the Ulster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield and were drawn against Leinster Champions The Island Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Rosslare Golf Club on 16th September 2005.
Tony Donagher & Frank Kelly were first up against Joe Cuffe & Stephen Rogers and lost by 3 and 1. They were followed by Seamus Finnegan & Shane Donahue, who halved their match against Dennis Gaffney & Barry Hughes. Next on the tee was Shane Corr & Noel Gartlan against Anthony Sheridan & Ian McCormack who lost by 2 and 1. They were followed by Barry McCourt & Danny Carr pitched against Gerry Dowdall & David Weldon who lost out by a 2 and 1 margin. The bottom match say Rory Fitzhenry & Brendan McMahon halve their match against Noel Rodgers & Conor Whyte.
Although it was not to be their day down on the links in the "Sunny South East" it was a wonderful achievement for such a young club founded in 1993 and affiliated in 1994 to reach the play-offs and be beaten by the eventual All-Ireland Champions.
Mannan Castle Golf Club won the Junior Cowdy Cup in 1998, when the team was Brendan Woods, Eddie O'Neill, Denis Parkins, Eamon Burns, John Lennon, Leo Marron, Jim Marron, Raymond O'Hara, Fintan Gartlan and Peter Garland, they were captained by Denis McArdle.
The Ladies of Manna Castle Golf Club, won the Junior Hilton Shield in 2002, when team was, M. Cumiskey, A. Connolly, Cassidy, S. Larkin, V. Oliver, T. Butler and C. McMahon they were captained by B. Dooley.
The same years Intermediate Shield team was P. Rodgers, G. Finnegan, E. Durcan, Marquis McBride, Mohan. Their first inter club win Breffni 1997 Kay O'Hara, Angela McMenamin, Vera Neill Mairead McCourt. Gill Rouiller Leinster Scratch Cup 2002.
History of Mannan Castle
The club was conceived within the Donaghmoyne Golf Society whose members Michael McBride (the 2011 Club President) and Canon McGreevy had the foresight to see that a golf club was possible in this country parish. They got verbal agreement from Pat Carragher to lease land and enlisted Sean Crawley, Owen Roe O’Neill and Ray Howell to further the development. In 1991 an information meeting was called and two hundred and thirty people attended. The idea was to get buy-in from founding members and the money could then be used with the initial development. The entry levy was €600 which raised €133,000 over the next couple of weeks. Work then began in February 1992.
The year 2000 saw us expand the course into 18 holes. We purchased land from Brian Rooney to develop an additional 5 holes with the original Pat Carragher portion having room for another 4. We opened our purpose-built clubhouse in 2001 which included a combined dining and bar area, a separate bar, and ladies and gents changing areas.
2006 saw us opening the driving range with automated tees.
In 2009 we developed a chipping area adjacent to the clubhouse.
Our first professional golfer, Kevin McGivern, joined the club on the 1st May 2010, 17 years after we played our first competitive competition.
2011 saw the opening of a 6-hole Pitch & Putt facility and a new putting green and chipping area to compliment our current putting green.
Roll of Honour
|Gill Rouiller||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Michael McBride||1994||Men's Captain|
|Cannon G. McGreevy||1994||President|
|Maureen Crawley||1995||Ladies Captain|
|Ray Howell||1995||Men's Captain|
|P. J. McArdle||1995||President|
|Eileen Howell||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Sean Crawley||1996||Men's Captain|
|P. J. McArdle||1996||President|
|Elmar Marron||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Mark O'Callaghan||1997||Men's Captain|
|P. J. McArdle||1997||President|
|Mairead McCourt||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Frank Ryan||1998||Men's Captain|
|Philomena Rogers||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Peadar O'Shea||1999||Men's Captain|
|Rosemary Barry||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Dick Bourke||2000||Men's Captain|
|Owen Roe O'Neill||2000||President|
|Mrs. E. Crawley||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Denis McArdle||2001||Men's Captain|
|Mr. J. Crawley||2001||President|
|Kathleen McArdle||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Tommy Burke||2002||Men's Captain|
|Valerie Oliver||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Derek Murnaghan||2003||Men's Captain|
|Bridie Dooley||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Finbar Boylan||2004||Men's Captain|
|Mena Marquis||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Sean Harvey||2005||Men's Captain|
|Mary Cumiskey||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Jimmy McMahon||2006||Men's Captain|
|Mary Cumiskey||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Tom White||2007||Men's Captain|
|Anne Feeney||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Patrick N. Brady||2008||Men's Captain|
|Jo Morris||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Brendan McMahon||2009||Men's Captain|
|Margaret Bourke||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Anthony Downey||2010||Men's Captain|
|Mary White||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Seamus Whelan||2011||Men's Captain|
|Ann Connolly||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Shane Corr||2012||Men's Captain|
|Vera Kelly||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Gerry Matthews||2013||Men's Captain|
|Ann Carragher||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Andrew Coffey||2014||Men's Captain|
|Rita O'Loughlin||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Tommy Hoey||2015||Men's Captain|
|Deanna MacGuinness||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Liam McKittrick||2016||Men's Captain|
|Ester Durcan||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Thomas Gartlan||2017||Men's Captain|
|Gill Rouiller||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Tommy Duffy||2018||Men's Captain|
|Denise McGuinness||2019||Ladies Captain|
|Peter Marron||2019||Men's Captain|
|Gill Rouiller (9)||2021||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Jimmy Brown (1)||2021||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Mannan Castle
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Breda Jones||23 July 2000||11th||106 yd´s|
|Jimmy King||5 August 2000||17th||172 yd´s|
|Brian Hanratty||25 May 2001||11th||123 yd´s|
|Mary Cumiskey||3 June 2001||17th||140 yd´s|
|Pat Carroll||20 June 2001||2nd||103 yd´s|
|Martin Feeney||1 July 2001||9th||180 yd´s|
|Martin M. Farrelly||28 December 2003||17th||150 yd´s|
|Gill Rouiller||24 August 2005||7th||123 yd´s|
|Shay Shanahan||2 October 2005||11th||147 yd´s|
|Brian Sweeney||26 November 2007||7th||158 yd´s|
|Brendan Morris||9 July 2009||9th||186 yd´s|
|Mena Marquis||5 September 2009||11th||131 yd´s|