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Forward Vol.6 Issue 13


The Newsletter of Killymoon Golf Club

Volume 6 Issue 13 - 17th September 2018


The Newsletter of the Killymoon Golf Club

Welcome to the 13th issue of forward 2018, a fortnightly newsletter which, over the spring and summer, will carry news and results from around the club.



Welcome to Captain’s Corner

The end of the golfing season is nearly upon us and I can hardly believe how quick the days have flown by.

It has been an enjoyable season year so far and with progressive success on many fronts we did better than normal on the team fronts reaching 4 quarter finals and a final for the juniors. My thanks go to everyone who helped with these achievements.

Congratulations to all the recent prize winners on the club cup competitions, champions for another year with bragging rights.

President’s Day took place on Saturday past and my Congratulations and thanks go to our President Hugh on a very successful day! Everything seemed to go smoothly and a great evening was had by all.

Thanks to Raymond, Trevor, Darren and Stacey and Irek for all the hard work so far this year and to all the admin staff Cyril and Finola for their ongoing help in everything Killymoon.

There are a few entertainment evenings planned for later in the year so why not come along and share in the craic and continue to enjoy more nights at the club!!

My thanks go to all the Members, Lady Captain and Ladies Branch for all your support and help this year.

Keep it down the middle!!!!!

Harry Dunlop



Saturday saw Killymoon President Mr Hugh O’Neill play host to a large entry for his President’s Prize Day and with the weather holding fine and the course in immaculate condition it proved to be an outstanding success. Despite some tricky pin placements scoring was exceptional with a close finish at the top of the leader board as Gary McCabe amassed a handicap busting 44 point total to take the honours for the second successive year. Tony McCann produced one of his best rounds in recent memory to take second on 42 points and Brian Quinn was third with 40 points.

The gross prize was collected by Mark Wilson and Diane McIvor collected the ladies prize by virtue of a better score over the last 6 holes to just pip Catherine Irwin with Grainne McBride taking third prize. Club captain Harry Dunlop won the Council prize with the Guest’s prize going to Gerry Higgins with Darren Gordon taking second. Norman Weir took the Senior Prize.


WINNER: GARY McCABE                                               44 points

SECOND: TONY McCANN                                              42 points

THIRD: BRIAN QUINN                                                     40 points

GROSS: MARK WILSON                                                 35 gross points

DIVISION 1: CAOLAN QUINN                                         38 points

DIVISION 2: PATRICK CONWAY                                     39 points (BSN 19)

DIVISION 3: MARC McCABE                                          39 points

DIVISION 4: PAUL McGONIGLE                                    39 points

COUNCIL: HARRY DUNLOP                                          35 points

SENIOR: NORMAN WEIR                                              36 points (BSN 21)

GUESTS WINNER: GERRY HIGGINS                           38 points

GUESTS SECOND: DARREN GORDON                       36 points

LADIES WINNER: DIANE McIVOR                                32 points (L6H 12)

LADIES SECOND: CATHERINE IRWIN                        32 points (11)

LADIES THIRD: GRAINNE McBRIDE                           30 points


President’s Prize to Ladies Diane McIvor


President’s Prize to Guests Gerry Higgins


President’s Prize to Seniors Norman Weir


Best Gross Mark Wilson


Winner of the President’s Prize Gary McCabe


Club Captain making presentation to President and his wife Kate


The season finale Champion of Champions 2018 to be played over 36 holes this coming Saturday and Sunday will bring the curtain down on competitions for this year. Saturday 29 September brings a 4BBB Stableford event and beginning Saturday 06 October and running until Sunday 11 November, each Saturday and Sunday will have individual Medal and Stableford Sweep events.


With the playing of the Team Players’ Trophy 2018, the final placings in the Golfer of the Year 2018 were decided. Nathan Magee, scoring 29 Order of Merit points, was declared the winner with Lorcan Mc Coy on 28 points in second place.



The final line-up for the 2018 Champion of Champions has been decided and the starting time for Round One on Saturday 22 September is available to view on the club booking system.


There was no winner of the £3050.00 Lucky Letters Jackpot on Sunday 02 September 2018. The Lucky Letters drawn by John McKeown were A N P R. Pauline Simpson (Online AGNP) and Ronan Fowley (ANOR) both matched 3 letters and shared the Match 3 Mini Jackpot of £100.

There was no winner of the £3100.00 Lucky Letters Jackpot on Sunday 09 September 2018. The Lucky Letters drawn by Aidan Hagan were R S T X. Mary Ferguson (B R S T) matched 3 letters and won the Match 3 Mini Jackpot of £100.

There was no winner of the £31500.00 Lucky Letters Jackpot on Sunday 16 September 2018. The Lucky Letters drawn by Alice Stewart were E F P V. Patrick Doyle (Online EPQV) matched 3 letters and won the Match 3 Mini Jackpot of £100.

The next Lucky Letters draw will take place on this coming Sunday evening 23 September when the jackpot will be £3200.00 and the Mini Jackpot will be £100.00.



Killymoon had a great day on Saturday 18th but the luck wasn’t with the Mary McKenna finalists who narrowly missed out on winning the regional final against Malone.  Mary McKenna herself was able to join us along with Siobhan Saunders the Lady President of Woodenbridge for the meal.  My thanks go to team captains Sheila and Anne who did a great job and to the Club for sponsoring our meal.        

Thursday competition results

The Veterans Trophy was played on 16th August and was won by Rhonda Glover with 34 points and the 18 holes competition was won by Diane McIvor with a great 38 points.

The Assam Cup sponsored by Hagan Builders was played on 24th August and was won by Carmel Hagan (!) with nett 72 and runner up was Diane McIvor also with nett 72.  Best Gross was won by Kate O’Neill with 88.

The Millennium Trophy was played on 30th August and was won by Diane, I am winning everything, McIvor with a nett 73 and runner up was Kate Lennon with a nett 76.

The Doris & MacMahon Open was on Saturday, 1st September and two groups from Moyola where first and second with 42 points and 30 points.  Third from Killymoon was Maura O’Kane and Colleen Conway 39 points, fourth Kathy Hodgett and Rachel Stewart 38 points and fifth were the Lennons Kate and Linda with 37 points.  Our thanks go to Doris & MacMahon for their continued support for this Open day.

The Leeper Salver was won by Colleen Conway with 34 points and runner up was Catherine Irwin 32 points.

The sheet for the Autumn League is on the notice-board in the Ladies Locker Room.  This is a ‘fun’ team competition to mark a nine hole card each week (or as many as you can do) over the next few weeks at a time suitable to you.  It culminates in the Christmas Lunch – 13th December – a lunch not to be missed.

The Ladies Annual Dinner will take place on Friday, 9th November and will include the presentation of the final golf prizes for the year.

And finally, thanks go to our Lady Vice-Captain Avril who arranged the outing to Edenmore on Friday, 24thAugust.  We had a great day and evening with Carmel Hagan winning the main event. 

Kathryn Kerr



Sloane Cup Winner Martin Monaghan


Twigg Cup Winner Alan McClenaghan


Boomer Senior Match-Play Winner Brian Gogarty

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Traders’ Cup Winner Mark Molloy


Greensomes Shield Winners Paul McElhone and Dermot Donnelly

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Presidents’ Trophy Winners Martin and Barry Monaghan

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Abbott Adair Mixed Winners Lorcan and Oonagh McCoy


Help him find it

John and Hugh were playing their regular Thursday afternoon match around Killymoon and were annoyed by an unusually slow twosome in front of them. One of them was seen to be mooching around on the fairway while the other was searching distractedly in the rough.

"Hey," shouted John, being his normal placid self, "why don't you help your friend find his bloody ball?"

"He's got his bloody ball," was the reply. "It's his bloody club he's looking for."


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