GUI Interclub 2015

In 1980 Edenderry were playing in the All Ireland Semi-Final of the Junior Cup in Grange Golf Club.  Denis Duggan , Gerry Lenihan  and Noel Duigenan were on the journey up when a discussion arose about the lack of Inter-Club competition for the older golfers. And so the seeds for the Duggan Cup were sown on that journey. The reason it was called the Duggan Cup was that Gerry Lenihan did not want the wife to find out that he was sponsoring it!!!  The following year (1981) Gerry Lenihan sponsored a cup and 30 meals for the final and he continued to do so for the following 9 years. 12 teams competed  in the first year with Naas Golf Club coming out victorious. Over the following years the number of clubs participating in this competition grew to 64.   Tullamore Golf Club were the 2014 winners of the Duggan Cup..The Duggan Cup is run over 5 Foursomes Matchplay matches and you must be over 50 to be eligible to compete. The Semi-Finals and Final are played in Edenderry in late August.


Manager: President Jimmy Mullaney
1st Round Team: HOME:
Joe Twomey and Pat Connolly
Tommy Moore and Tony Duffy
Jim Fagan and John Sheehy
Peter Conlon and John Creagh
Paddy Farrell and Ger Crowley
Subs: Shay Smyth and Paddy Ward
Sunday 26th April at 2:30pm Against Ardee

Sat. 2nd May at 3:00pm

Shay Smyth and Pat Connolly
Jim Fagan and Tony Duffy
James Maguire and John Sheehy
John Creagh and Paddy Farrell
Peter Conlon and Paddy Ward

Subs: Des Bellew and Jimmy Mullaney
Result: Win 3 matches to 2

The Senior Cup is a five man team event, singles matchplay for our very low handicap golfers.  It is a great opportunity for our low handicap golfers and some of our very promising juveniles to play against some of the very best amateur players around. 

The Jimmy Carroll Cup All Ireland Seniors Fourball team tournament was launched at Westmanstown Golf Club on 6th April, 2005 to honour the achievements in golf of Jimmy Carroll, a native of Greenore, Co Louth and a former member of An Garda Siochana. Jimmy was an Irish International golfer from 1948 to 1962, played 28 matches for Ireland, won 14, drew 3 and lost 11. Among the clubs with which Jimmy was most associated, over a long and distinguished golf career, were Greenore, Sutton and Westmanstown. The three clubs have features in their clubhouses to mark his achievements in golf and he was an honorary life member of these clubs untill his death in 2000.

This competition was established in 1905.  The tournament is competed for annually and is under the control of the Leinster Branch of the Golfing Union of Ireland.  It is open to all clubs situated in the Province of Leinster and affiliated to the Golfing Union of Ireland.  Each Club is entitled to enter one team consisting of ten members and the format of the matches is Foursomes Match Play.  All matches are played off scratch. The combined handicap of any pair can’t be lower than 14 and the handicap applicable is the lowest playing handicap held by a player during the preceding calendar year. The five matches are played on a home and away basis (depending on the draw) while the final is played over 2 legs with each team having 5 matches at their own club.

Named after Professor Purcell, one of Ireland’s outstanding golf administrators, from the 1920s to 1960s, it was won first by Masserene, in 1970. Five foursome pairings represent each club, comprised of minimum individual handicaps of 12 and minimum combined of 27.


The Provincial Towns Challenge Cup is a singles matchplay Leinster branch GUI event.  It is aimed at 9-12 handicap golfers.  Teams enter from all over Leinster excluding the Dublin area (where an equivalent competition, the Metropolitan Cup, is run).

Managers: Jim Fagan and Peter Conlon
1st Round Team: HOME:
Andrew Whitty, Cormac Farrell, Paschal Murphy and Ger Crowley
Liam McKay, Conor Liston, Anthony Cunningham, Tommy Moore
and David O’Malley
Sub: Con Duignan
Saturday 25th April @ 3:30pm
Against Royal Tara
Result: Win – 5½ to 3½

2nd Round Team: HOME:
Andrew Whitty, Pat Raleigh, Cormac Farrell, Barry McDonnell and
Paschal Murphy
Liam McKay, David O’Malley, Anthony Cunningham and Paddy Farrell  
Saturday 9th May @ 3:00pm Against Headfort


This is a singles five man team qualifier for handicaps no lower than 5


The J.B. Carr Diamond Trophy was inaugurated by Woodenbridge Golf Club in 1996. This popular event has effectively become the Senior Club Championship of Ireland (Over 60’s) with some 200 or so clubs from every corner of Ireland participating. The semi-finals and finals are held each year in Woodenbridge Golf Club, usually over the second weekend of September. The competition was the brainchild of a distinguished Woodenbridge member and past Captain, the Late Fr. Gerry O’Brien.  His vision was a tournament for mature golfers from all corners of Ireland.

The legendary Dr. Joe Carr, expressed keen interest in lending his name to the tournament and kindly offered to present a perpetual trophy (a beautiful Silver Salver which Dr. Carr himself won in the Irish Close Championship of 1951). Given that the inaugural event was being staged at relatively short notice, it came as some surprise that 70 teams from around the country entered the competition that year. The event has flourished into one of the largest inter-club competitions on this island.

The North Leinster Senior Alliance is a League Competition run over the Winter Months for gents over sixty years of age.  There are nine teams in the league and each team plays each other once during the season. The last match for the Black Bush team in the above competition was held in Delvin Castle Golf Club on Monday 23rd of March. We had a good result winning 3.5 matches out of 5,giving us a total of 57 points.
This result puts us at the top of the table by a wide margin.
However our nearest rivals Lucan Golf Club have yet to play their last match before the winners can be declared.
Well done and congratulations to Manager/President Jimmy and to the Senior squad of players involved since last October. We await official confirmation……..


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