Golf Society 2015


Around the time of the first tee-off at Clontarf in the early afternoon on Friday last, the bright, sunny skies were giving way to gathering clouds signalling the possibility at least of some showery weather. However, God was on the side of the Association's charity golf effort - as the skies regained their warm colour, remaining so for the remainder of the day - with the result that our loyal golfers only had to deal with a slight breeze which didn't in the end negatively affect play.

Ten teams of four participated which, although slightly down on last year, proceeds were well augmented by additional generous sponsorship. Speaking before the presentation of prizes, Association Life President Danny Donohoe, Chairperson Tony Gilleran and Dessie Kiernan thanked the teams and sponsors for their continuing and loyal support and assured them that the proceeds would go to a deserving charity in Longford, yet to be named. They also thanked Clontarf Golf Club and its President for hosting our event each year and of course congratulated the prize winners. Eamonn Mc Partland recorded the presentations with his trusty camera.

Prize Winners.

First on 100 points: Jack Higgins, Fred Kelly, Louis Sillick and Des Kelly. Second on 95 points: T Flood, R Dunne, D Hayes and D Kenny. Third on 93 points: Tom Gilligan, Brendan Carrigy, Jimmy Gray and Brendan Kiernan. Fourth on 90 points: A Mulligan, Ita Mc Guire, K Cunningham and Tom Mc Guire. Fifth on 88 points: K Barden, M Cannon, M Dolan and D Rice. Sixth on 83 points: Leo Baxter, Derek Lambert, Mick Nash and Malachy Courtney.

9414 The Winning Team Jack Higgins, Fred Kelly, Louis Gillick & Des Kelly with Tony Gilleran , Danny Donohoe & Dessie Kiernan organising committee.
9416 ..., Tony Gilleran,..., Danny Donohoe
9421 - Mick Nash, Leo Baxter, Derek Lambert, & Malachy Courtney.
9426 .., ..., Dessie Kiernan, ...
9429 -In Fourth Place K. Cunningham, A. Mulligan, Ita Maguire, Tom Maguire, Longfordman of the Year 2015
9439 - The organising Committee, Dessie Kierna, Liam Caldwell, Danny Donohoe, Gerry Quinn & Tony Gilleran Golf
9440 - K Barden, M Cannon, Michael Dolan and D Rice
9445 - Third Place Brendan Carrigy, Jimmy Gray, Tom Gilligan, Brendan Kiernan

Nearest the pin: Louis Gillick.

Dessie Kiernan
Longest drive: Dessie Kiernan Jnr.


We thank all our loyal golfing friends and sponsors, who, by their generosity, have contributed to the local Longford charity about to benefit: Billy Glennon Vision Consultant - Fairview, Jack and Sheila Duignan, Jim and Peggy Mc Govern, Lorraine Rabbitt, John Rabbitt, Clontarf Golf Club, Danny Donohoe, Tom Gilligan, Tom Mc Guire, Des Kelly Carpets, D Hayes, A Dunne, D Kiernan Jnr, D Kiernan Snr, Gerry Quinn, Padraig Connolly, Liam Caldwell, Tony Gilleran, Leo Baxter, Ronnie Molloy, Malachy Courtney, Derek Lambert, Mick Nash, Mick Power, Frank Coughlan, Tony O'Shea and J.P. White.

The Beneficiary Charity has yet to be named and will done so shortly.

The charity in Longford to receive the proceeds of the Association's annual golf day will be named at a forthcoming meeting. A cheque will later be presented to the chosen charity in time for Christmas.


The members of the Association extend sincere sympathy to the families, relatives and friends of recently deceased Mrs Mary Shaughnessy, Longford town; Michael Patrick Warren, Newtownforbes, who died following a road traffic accident, and Mrs Mary Kenny, Drumlish.

Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anamacha dilis - Liam Caldwell

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