Men's results 16/17 June

Peter Foran put on a display this past weekend, shooting an incredible Nett 57 to win the Men’s Singles Stroke by 2 shots from Shane McHugh. It’s good to see so many coming into form at this time of year.



Men’s 18 hole Singles Stroke

1sr Peter Foran Nett 57

2nd Shane McHugh Nett 59


Stephen Smith won the 2s for the second week running


Next weekend will see the June Medal with a Fourball – Better ball the following weekend.

This year our President Mr Tom Hutchinson’s Prize, on 8th July, will revert to a 27-hole competition with the top 27 (and ties) from the morning 18-holes lining up for a 9-hole play-off. See Noticeboard in clubhouse for details.

Results 9th/10th June


Jodie Hetherton Cup

1st Pat Murphy 41pts

2nd  Lenny Rooney 38pts

3rd Adrian Kelly 37pts


Winner of the 2s on 16th Stephen Smith


Mixed singles 9-hole 06th June

Men Pat Murphy 22pts

Ladies Anne Kinsella 18pts


Mixed Scramble 08th June

1st Peter Gill, Milly Elias, Vincent Lee, Arthur Tormay  28.

2nd Pat Murphy, Linda Gill, John Langsford, Gerry Hopkins 29.

Ladies Results for June 2018



Bank Holiday Monday 4th June

Paddy Hanley Cup 

1st Maureen Donohoe - 43pts 


Thursday 7th June 

18 Hole Stableford 

Catagory 1: 0-28 

1st Rosaleen Mc Hugh - 38pts 

2nd Maura Tierney - 37pts 

Catagory 2:  29-40

1st Meta Kinnear - 36pts 

2nd Elizabeth Mattimoe - 35pts 


9 Hole Winner - Patti Clarke - 16pts 


Next up Thursday 14th is an 18 Hole Stroke Competition. 


Lady Captain Marese Callahan’s Prize day will take place on Thursday 5th July. 

See Timesheet in the clubhouse. 


Heartfelt thanks to all members and visitors who supported the Clubs Classic Fundraiser over the June Bank Holiday weekend. 

Its success was down to you all. 

Special thanks to BD Flood for generously sponsoring the Nearest Pin prize, to Bill Noble for sponsoring our outstanding 1st prize in the Raffle and to all our Golf Club friends who generously sponsored green fees and prizes for our event. 

Virginia Golf Club Classic 2018 Results


Beautiful sunshine and a Golf Course in as good a condition as it ever has been welcomed participants to Virginia Golf Club’s annual Golf Classic over the 1st-03rd June. Close on 60 teams took part in what was a testing challenge with the winners in doubt up to the very end. Marie Gillick captained the winning four to take the honours and the excellent prizes of 4 GPS watches.


1stMarie Gillick, Charlie Gillick, Victor Nesbitt & Gavin Tobin

2nd Aoife Galligan, Jean Flanagan, Jerry Donoghue & Julie Donnellan

3rd Captain Martin Sherry, John Donegan, Jeff Walshe & Tommy Farrell

1st Mixed team Bernie Flynn, Rosemary McCabe, Elizabeth Murphy & Brendan McCabe

1st Ladies team Lady President Margaret Ormiston, Frances Beirne, Bernadette Daly & Christine Egan

1st Men’s team Peter Gill, Peadar Gill, Gerry Gill & Brendan Sweeney

Nearest Pin Stephen Blackburn

Longest Drive (Ladies) Catherine Keogan

Longest Drive (Men’s) Eddie Moore

Heartfelt thanks to all members and visitors who supported the Classic, its success was down to you all. Special thanks to BD Flood for generously sponsoring the Nearest Pin prize, to Bill Nobel for sponsoring our outstanding Raffle first prize and to all our Golf Club friends who generously sponsored green fees and prizes for our event

The R&A launches first Women's Charter for Golf

The R&A today unveiled a new Women in Golf Charter as part of the organisation’s drive to increase the number of women and girls participating in golf and to encourage more opportunities for women to work within the golf industry. 


The Women in Golf Charter aims to inspire an industry-wide commitment to developing a more inclusive culture within golf around the world and to enable more women and girls to flourish and maximise their potential at all levels of the sport. 


Adoption of the Charter will also require national federations and other golf bodies to build on current initiatives and develop new projects that will focus on encouraging more women and girls to play golf and stay within the sport as members of clubs, while also empowering women to enjoy successful careers working within the golf industry.


The Women in Golf Charter specifically aims to: 


• Strengthen the focus on gender balance and provide a united position for the golf industry

• Commit national federations and organisations to support measures targeted at increasing participation of women, girls and families in golf

• Call on signatories to take positive action to support the recruitment, retention and progression of women working at all levels of the sport

• Set individual targets for national federations for participation and membership and annual reporting of progress 

• Develop an inclusive environment for women and girls within golf


Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, outlined its plans to work in collaboration with its affiliated organisations, partners and the wider golf industry to achieve these goals at a launch event at The View from The Shard, one of London’s most iconic venues. 


Hosted by renowned sports broadcaster Hazel Irvine, the event also featured presentations and panel discussions with guest speakers including Nick Pink, Chief Executive of England Golf, Sky Sports’ Golf Presenter Sarah Stirk, Chyloe Kurdas, National Female Participation Manager at Golf Australia, and Liz Dimmock, Founder of Moving Ahead.


The event was attended by representatives of golf organisations worldwide who have pledged their support as signatories of the Charter, including the European Tour, the Ladies’ European Tour, the European Golf Association, the Professional Golfers’ Association, the European Disability Golf Association, Golf Australia, Golf Canada, the Golfing Union of Ireland, England Golf, the Irish Ladies Golf Union and Scottish Golf. 


Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “We are asking the golf industry to recognise the real importance of increasing the number of women and girls playing golf and empowering more women to enjoy successful careers at all levels of the sport. 


“The Charter is a strong statement of intent from the golf industry that it has to change and a commitment on behalf of all of us to take measures designed to achieve positive change for women, girls and families. This is crucial to growing participation in the sport in the years ahead. 


“We ask our affiliates and partners around the world to pledge their support and commitment to achieving this vision and to help us ensure that we have a thriving sport in 50 years’ time that our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren can enjoy.


“The R&A plans to increase our overall investment in women’s, girls’ and mixed golf to £80 million over the next ten years, a clear indication of our determination to develop the game in this area.”


Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, said, “We are committed to creating an environment where women and girls can succeed at every level of sport. 


“Interest in women’s sports is at an all-time high, with increased global interest and record attendances. I welcome The R&A’s strong commitment to encourage more women into golf and nurture future generations of talent.”


Liz Dimmock, Founder of Moving Ahead, said, “The case for a more balanced and inclusive culture for golf is clear and a real cultural shift is required within the sport to create a more equitable participation base that reflects the demands of current and future generations. 

“Women are also under-represented at every level of the governance and business of the sport and this needs to be proactively addressed. The Women in Golf Charter is a signal to the industry that change is required, which can be achieved with a strong, positive vision for golf.”  

The Women in Golf Charter is another positive development for the sport following The R&A’s successful merger with the Ladies’ Golf Union last year. In 2018, the organisation also launched the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Championship which was staged at Sentosa, Singapore in February while the new Girls Under 16 Open Championship was played at Fulford, York last month. 


The R&A also provided an initial three-year funding package of £375,000 to its affiliates in Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales to support the appointment of new development managers to work on increasing participation by women and girls.

Mixed scramble 25th May

Winners were Finbarr O'Reilly, Tom Hutchinson, Angela O'Dwyer, Patricia Colgan and Richard Kennedy with 31.

Runners up were Tommy Boyle, John Langsford, Emily McHugo, Ann Fox, Gerry Hopkins with 32.

Mixed 9-hole scramble alternate Fridays through the summer. Do come along for a relaxing coupe of hours. Next scramble Friday 08th June

Results of Ladies Recent Competitions

Thursday 10th May 

Lady Vice Captain Regina O’Briens Prize 

1st Rosaleen Mc Hugh 67 (b9)

2nd Catriona Keoghan 67

Best Gross - Carol Mc Enroe  79 

9 Hole Winner - Fidelma Gibney - 19pts 


Thursday 17th May 

3 Lady Waltz 

1st Aoife Galligan, Jean Flanagan & Caitlin Ni Ghallchóir - 75 (b9)

2nd Angela O’Dwyer, Emily Mc Hugo & Ann Fox  - 75 

9 Hole Winner - Kay Lynch - 14pts 



Thursday 24th 

18 Hole Stableford - 2 Categories 

Friday 25th 

Open Mixed scramble @ 6.45pm