Happy New Year 2019.
Captains of 2018 (James and Bridie) we issue our final message and best wishes to all our Members, Staff and Friends of Balcarrick GC wishing you all a Very Happy and Healthy New Year and continued success in 2019. We also thank all our committees and members for their support shown to us during 2018 and finally we wish President Therese, Captain Jim and Lady Captain Laura a great year in 2019
Ladies Fingal Seniors
Commiserations o the Fingal Senior Ladies who lost the final to Clontarf GC.
Congratulations to the Ladies Fingal Seniors team who made through to the final by beating Hollystown Ladies 2.5 to 1.5, details of the final to be announced shortly, however Balcarrick will play the winners of Clontarf and Malahide in the final.
Nine-N-Dine Sept 2018
A poor turnout for the last Nine an Dine of 2018 was disappointing for the organisers who wanted to finish the year with a grand finale of an evening.
It was a prefect night for golf, and only for Lady Capt Bridie and her “get into golf group”, it would have been a pretty poor affair. Perhaps 3 fund raiser”s on the trot was asking a bit too much of our CLUB MEMBERS to attend.
However we must be very grateful to the regular CLUB MEMBERS who made the effort over the summer to come out and take part. All in all, a sizable contribution (€1400 +) was made for the season by the 9 and Diners.
The Final Results
GOLF WINNERS: Maura/Andy McConnell, LC Bridie/Maurice Bunyan.
RUNNERS UP: Capt James and Patricia Daly/Sheila Rafter and VC Jim Robertson.
QUIZ WINNERS.______Capt James, Patricia Daly, Sheila Rafter and VC Jim Robertson.
Theresa Ranson an William McCormack
Sponsor”s on the night: Doris and Larry Kilroy, Theresa Ranson, Paula McCaughen, Sheila Rafter, Ann and Christy O’ Driscoll Mick Tunstead William McCormack and Ciaran Higgins.
Many thanks to all who made, helped and attended and also not to forget our “Neighbours” at the bar who got involved.
Club Fundraiser August 2018
1st Place: Ray Ryan (13), Sean Furlong (7), Jimmy Talbot (23), Jim Robertson (10) 97 Pts
2nd Place:Jian Ju (16), Sean Zhou (19) , Echo Tong (21) , Steven Wang (35) 94 Pts
3rd Place:S. Murphy (15), Stephen Murphy (12) , Sean McNally (12), M O’Rourke (18) 93 Pts (B9)
4th Place:Paul Milner (11), Dave O’Farrell (29), Neil Furlong (25), Dave Fynes (19) 93 Pts
5th Place:Patricia Maguire (18), Patricia Daly (25), Anne Dynes (32), Rosaleen Reid(35) 91 Pts
Number of soft spikes: 248. Nearest Guess 247: Michael Haverty
Putting Competition: Lowest score: 9 Draw for winner: Les Fitzmaurice
Nearest the Pin: Ladies – Therese Mc Donnell Men – Niall Foley
Longest Drive: Ladies – Eileen Waters Men – Sam Howie
Forecast Score in All Ireland Football Final : Draw: Dave Rafferty
Fingal Seniors – Ladies
Congratulations to Balcarrick Ladies who beat Sutton in the Fingal Seniors on Friday 13th July. They now have 29 points and look likely to top the leader board going into the semi finals!
9NDine August 2018
We got a great number out to play the golf on the evening! forty in total, This was helped by our Lady Captain Bridie and the team that help her in the ladies ” Get into golf campaign”, we hope they all enjoyed the evening and we hope it will encourage them to come out again. Well done to all.
Result in golf : Winners Doris and Larry Kilroy Shiela Crilly and Vice Capt Jim Robertson.
Runners Up Fergal O Halloran Mitchell Roberts,Keith Cluxton and Brian Fogarty.( Back 3)
Quiz Winners. The quiz went to a tie break with the eventual winners doing the double on the night.
Doris and Larry Kilroy Shiela Crilly and Vice Capt Jim Robertson.
Sponsors on the night.
A special thanks to Maura and Andy O Connell. Aileen James, Betty Reilly and Joe Brannigan.
The last 9-N-Dine event for 2018 will take place on Friday 7th Sept .We would love to see more people attend the final 9-N-Dine social evening.
The latest match in the mens Fingal series was a disaster for Balcarrick losing all 6 matches and this effectively ends our chances of qualifying for the playoffs, Westmanstown took no prisoners as they won most matches on the 18th, however, they were worthy winners.
The mens Fingal Seniors had a narrow defeat against the Island losing all 3 matches away but won 2 1/2 at home leaving them with 18pts after 3 matches. The next match is on the 18th June versus Westmanstown.
The ladies team also played in Fingal seniors and had a drawn match with Skerries leaving them with 16pts after 3 matches.
Competition Fees for 2018
The following rates apply to competition entry fees from 1st May 2018 until further notice.
Seniors Open: Visitors & Guests €15.00
Opens: Wednesday/Thursday Guests of member €15.00. Visitors with GUI Card €20.00
Open Sunday: 5 Day Member €20.00, Visitors/Guests €25.00
Bank Holidays: Guests €15.00, Visitors €25.00
April ’18 9NDine
We had another good turnout considering the weather with 35 playing the golf and a few coming out for the
quiz. Winners of the Golf were Maura & Andy McConnell Pauline Dillon and Robert Walker.
R/ up Peggy & Frank Murphy Colm Corrigan and Joe Brannigan ( Royal Tara)
Quiz winners.Sheila Crilly Willie Kileen Doris & Larry Kilroy.
Sponsor on the night Clare Cluxton.
Our next Nine an Dine is on the 18th of May so hopefully the weather will be a bit warmer and will encourage more golfers and especially non-golfers to attend our social nights
2018 Fingal Seniors (Men) Fixtures
Match 1: Balcarrick Versus Hollystown Monday 16th April 2018 assemble at 9am Home, 9.30am Away
Match 2: Balcarrick Versus Roganstown Monday 30th April 2018 Assemble at 9am Home, Away N/A
Match 3: Balcarrick Versus Island GC Monday 28th May 2018 Assemble at N/A Home, Away N/A
Match 4: Balcarrick Versus Westmanstown Monday 18th June 2018 Assemble at 9.00am Home, Away N/A
Match 5: Balcarrick Versus Corrstown To be arranged
Congratulations to Lotto Jackpot (€650) Winner Frank Murphy with a winning selection 4, 14, 24
The next 9NDine takes place next Friday 13th April. Timesheet available from 4pm. Golf followed by Supper and the quiz, “Clucko” can’t wait!!
Nine and Dine Dates.
Commencing at 4pm each day, Golf tees off from 4pm until 6pm. Supper commences at 8pm. The quiz commences approx. 9.00pm.
If you can’t make the golf, come along and have supper and join in the quiz.
- 30/3/2018 Good turnout despite the weather
Information for New Members
Inter-Club Managers 2018 Handicap Requirements
|Senior Cup||Stephen Ennis||Play off Scratch|
|Barton Shield||Gerry Mulholland||Play Off Scratch|
|Barton Cup||Niall Foley||Combined play off no lower than 14 handicaps.|
|Junior Cup||Willie Killeen||No lower than 4 handicap|
|Jimmy Brun||Les Fitzmaurice||No lower than 6 Combined 15 handicaps. (No Caddies Allowed )|
|Metropolitan Cup||Niall Foley||No lower than 9 handicaps|
|Pierce Purcell||Anthony Manning||No lower than 11 Combined 25 handicaps. ( No Caddies Allowed )|
|Irish Mix Foursomes||Richie Walsh/Brenda Hayes||No Lower than 19 hcp combined|
|Uden Cup||Martin Flood||Confined to 12 Hcp as of 1st Jan, effective hcp not to exceed 15|
|McDonnell Cup||Seamus McDonnell||Confined to 16hcp or over, the maximum effective hcp shall not exceed 19|
|O’Grady Cup (Mixed)||Jim Robertson||Await Details for handicap requirements|
Captains Bridie and James
Vice Captains Laura and Jim
Happy Drive-In Cake
Annual Club Raffle Results.
|1st||2014||Sara Murtagh||32″ TV|
|3rd||733||Humphrey Galbraith||32″ TV|
|4th||745||Anne Geraghty||Coffee Maker|
|5th||2338||Chris Reid||Coffee Maker.|
Our thanks to all who participated and congratulations to the winners.
This year we are asking any of our members who can offer sponsorship for our monthly medals (8 for Men, 7 for Ladies) to contact any committee member. A sponsorship package will be tailored made to suit requirements.
The timesheet for the Captains Drive-In scheduled for Saturday 3rd February 2018 is available On-Line. There will be 2 booking slots, one commencing at 9pm and the 2nd commencing at 2pm.
The Drive-In agenda:
9am: Shotgun start 13hole Scramble
12.30: Finger Food and Hot Toddies
13.00: Changing the Blazers and speeches
14.00 Shotgun Start 9Hole Scramble
17.oo Annual Draw
Please return all ticket stubbs in time for the annual draw which will now take place Sat 3rd February on Drive-In Day.
The Captains remind all our members to return their ticket stubs for the annual raffle fundraiser. The draw will take place in the clubhouse on Sunday 21st January at 6pm. You can drop the money and the stubs in the Lotto boxes in the clubhouse or leave them in the office on Thursday or give them to any committee member.
The New Captains (James & Bridie) together with President Christy and the Vice-Captains James and Laura, wish all our members, staff and friends of BalcarrickGC all the best for the year ahead and they look forward to meeting as many of you on the course or in the clubhouse during the year. The 1st social engagement happens on Saturday 3rd February with the Captains Drive-In. More details to follow
President Christy and Captains Louise and Anthony wish all our members, staff and friends of the club a very happy and safe Christmas and they look forward to meeting as many of you over the festive season in Balcarrick as they can.
he one day you all want to share, Sunday 17th December …..Santa arrives at 5pm.
12.30pm to 6pm Festive Lunch
2pm to 4pm Childrens Magic Show
5pm The real magic happens…….out of the darkness, across the Balcarrick hills a vision of light appears on the horizon and then Santa appears first as a small bright light then the light glows bigger and bigger until Santa Arrives at the steps of Balcarrick.
What a night to enjoy…… will we see you there
BRS Golf By Phone
A Convenient way to access the Timesheet using your phone if your use a smart phone, BRSGOLF is now available to both iOS and Android users. To download the app, go to your App Store and search for BRSGOLF and install. Once installed open the BRS Members Booking App and search for Balcarrick, type in your normal user name and password. Once logged in you can access a host of teetimes and timesheets in Balcarrick. If you are a member of more clubs, you can switch between the 2 on the log in screen.
You can create your buddy list to quickly find and add your friends to your booking.
You can access Open Competitions from course throughout Ireland and even the UK.
Sunday 19th November 2017 (Men’s Club) 4pm Reports available on Members Mens Section Private page
Wednesday 15th November 2017 (Ladies Club) 4pm Reports available on Members Ladies Section Private page
Sunday 26th November (Joint Clubs) 4pm Reports available on All Members Private page Password is available on the Members Private page
Motions to either clubs AGM to be sent to Club Secretary no later than 14 days prior to relevant meeting. All reports will be made available on the clubs private members pages of the website www.balcarrickgolfclub.com/members Hard copies will be available to those who cannot access the website by phoning the office and a copy will be made available by arrangement.
Special Notice to members and friends of Balcarrick GC: The annual Mass in memory of deceased members will take place on Thursday 16th November at 7.30pm in the clubhouse. All welcome.
Hamper League (Men’s Club)
The Men’s Hamper League will commence on Thursday 2nd, Saturday 4th November and Sunday 5th November 2017 and will run for 6 weeks, best 4 cards to count, entry fee €5 for each league
The Ladies hamper league is well underway and will continue until end of November 2017.
The Final 9NDine 2017
After a heavy shower had passed it turned out to be quite a nice evening. Fortunately we managed to have twenty eight playing the golf.When we adjourned back to the club house we were lucky to have our loyal locals and very welcomed visitors to participate in the Quiz. Assisted by Capt Anthony Manning and Sheila Rafter Doris and Larry Kilroy had another double double again.They won the golf by -33 and the quiz by one point it was that close. All in all it was a good night .
ResultsWinners of the golf Capt Anthony, Sheila Rafter, Doris and Larry KilroyQuiz winners.Capt Anthony, Sheila Rafter, Doris and Larry Kilroy.Sponsors on the nightAnn and President Christy O DriscollDolores MurphyDoris KilroySheila CrillyMick Tunstead.We would like to thank the following who all were in involved in running the event .The boys in the pro\shop Trish in the office, Jancinta and staff in the club house our sponsors during the summer Ed Mountaine for all the printing. Philip/Stewy for putting the word out. and of course our members who made the effort to come out on the nights. Many Thanks. The Total raised over the months was one thousand and fifty three euro, which we hope will offset in some way the cost of the cleaning bay. Thanks again.
We congratulate ‘The Dubs’ on winning #threeinarow, we congratulate Clucko and Clare and all the Cluckos for this fabulous achievement for their son Stephen, Dublin’s #3inarow Captain.
Congratulations to the August Medal Winners:
Blue Medal Paul Redmond, White Medal Tom Mangan, Ladies Medal Jackie Connolly.
9NDine Report Friday 4th August
We had a great turnout on the night 46 in total.17 members and 29 visitors. Clucko thinks his reputation for being a hard quizmaster is having an effect on getting more members to attend! Just as wll Clucko has a big family and strangely lots of friends.
The golf was won by Jane & Cathal Barry & Paul Witham. Threeball
R/up Patricia & James Daly with Alice & Gerry O Connor.
Lambay Golf Triangle Learn more for just €95 you get 3 games of golf and a steak meal at Balcarrick Golf Club, Beaverstown Golf Club and Donabate Golf Club. More details to follow
The next 9NDine takes place on Friday 7th July, Timesheet is open. Usual fayre Golf Supper and a Quiz €12.
Please come along for an enjoyable experience, non-golfers particularly welcome. Non-Golfers can participate by being the ‘Master Putter’ for the team. Its great fun. Why not try it!!
Ray Crilly Memorial
The next 9&Dine will take place on Friday 23rd June, €12 covers Golf, Supper and the Quiz. Please support this fantastic event, come for the supper and the quiz if you can’t make the golf 8pm should do it.
The Ray Crilly Memorial Scramble will take place on Friday 16th June commencing at 3.30pm with a shot gun start, price per team of 4 is €100. Price includes Golf, Food and entry to the evening quiz. Non Golfers are welcome to attend the Meal and Quiz for a cost of €15pp. All proceeds will go to St Francis Hospice Raheny. All donations are welcome, Collection buckets will be available all week for anyone wishing to donate to the fund.
Shotgun Start at 3.30pm sharp
For golfers who are participating ‘Don’t forget to allow adequate time to get to your allotted teebox’
Congratulations to Gavin Fitzmaurice (Winner of Luttrellstown Senior Cup 2017)
Date for your diary
- ….The Ray Crilly Memorial will take place on Friday 16th June.. Shotgun Start €100 per team of 4 more details to follow
The next 9NDine will take place on Friday 23rd June……….€12.50 gets you Golf, Supper and a Quiz.
Nine and Dine May 2017 (9NDine) Report
The ‘Evil One…Clucko’ is quite disappointed that his Quiz Master Ability in under question, More anon,
Good support for the May event and the organisers Pat & Clare are quite pleased with the turnout and participation. The golf was won by the narrowest of margins 0.25pt by the Kilroys (Lar/Doris) and Sheila Crilly and James Robertson, They also won the quiz and so we have a first in we have ‘Double Winners’, Doris suggested Clucko might make the quiz harder next time by including Classical or Jazz music….enough said!!! So quizzers in Balcarrick….Can you compete for the large prizes involved to take at least the quiz title next time on 23rd June.
Thanks to James and Patricia Daly for sponsoring the May Nine and Dine
Coming in June by popular demand…the June 9NDine will commence at 5pm on Friday 23rd June, Golf, any combination, Non Golfers welcome, Dine followed by the Quiz all in the capable hand of ‘Clucko’
What’s On this week
What’s on this week;
Tues Seniors Open Men,
Wed Ladies Singles, Men 10 Hole Bunnies hcp 19+,
Thursday Open Singles Men,
Sun Open Singles Men, Club Singles Men & Ladies,
Club information for New Members January 2017
The President (Christy O’Driscoll) and Captains Anthony Manning and Louise Stirling welcome you to Balcarrick Golf Club, The club, founded in 1972 and has made huge progress in those 45 years from having no home (played out of Corballis) to purchasing land which is member owned and developed a championship class 18 hole parkland which was reconstructed in 2008.
Balcarrick GC invites Ladies to get into golf. 8 weeks beginner program commencing on Wednesday 29th March cost €95. Why not come along to our Free taster session Wednesday 22nd March at 6.30pm
Captains’ Drive In
The “Captain’s Drive In” was a huge success on Sat and it was a great day for the club as well as the 3 Captain’s. Thank you to all who helped make it such a great day.
The charity spot the Captain’s drive raised €230 for “Prem Babies” and the prize-winner was Mike Kealy. He was one of the few who put their stick down the 18th. Thanks to all the members who thought my drive wouldn’t make it off the tee-box! You’ve all received a 2 shot handicap cut!
Steven Ennis won the prize for the nearest guess to the length of the Captains Drives, only being 2 meters out at 568 meters.
Congratulations to our morning 13 hole comp winners Sean Furlong, Ray Ryan, Padraig Kennedy and Gerry Reynolds. The won with a great score of 74pts. The afternoon 9 hole comp was won on the back 6 and 49 points by Jim Robertson, Stewy Mangan, Gavin Fitzmaurice and Cathal Manning.
Well done to all winners and your prizes are in the committee room to be collected at your convenience.
Thanks again for all the support yesterday and we look forward to it continuing during the year,
Don’t forget to buy your 3 numbers for the Lotto Jackpot, this week the jackpot is €650, 3 numbers (1 to 27) for €2 or 3 go’s for a fiver. Draw takes place every Sunday at 5pm
2017 Nine and Dine Series (N9Dine)
The dates for the 2017 Nine and Dine series have been agreed. The 9ndine series is a great social event, not only do you get to play golf, but we follow up with a great quiz, in between we treat you to great supper.
We have a game for the serious golfers, the not so serious and of course we also have the non-golfers who have to master the greens on behalf of their partner (how many times has your non-playing partner said “sure I’d get that myself”. Now you can test them, there’s no excuse for not attending!!
Friday 7th April
Friday 12th May
Friday 16th June
Friday 7th July
Friday 4th August
Friday 8th September
Captains Message 2017
We would like to wish a very Happy New Year to all members of Balcarrick Golf Club and their families. It is a great honour for us to be Lady Captain and Captain for 2017, particularly this year when we celebrate 25 years of Balcarrick Golf Club.
We wish to express our thanks to Teresa Ranson and Gerry Dowling for all their great work in 2016. We also thank Seamus McDonnell for his work as President for the past two years and wish Christy O Driscoll the best of luck as he takes on being President.
The last couple of years have been tough for all golf clubs with numbers playing dropping countrywide. But through a lot of hard work and great commitment to Balcarrick G.C., our committees have ensured the sound management of our great club.
We look forward to your continued support , in any way, in maintaining Balcarrick as a great, friendly place to play golf.
Our Drive in is scheduled for Sat Feb 4th with a shot gun start in the morning and afternoon. Looking forward to seeing you all there and to a great years golf in 2017,
Captains Louise Stirling & Anthony Manning
Members: We are looking for sponsors for the Tee Box’s on the course. Your logo will be displayed prominently on the Teebox and as an added bonus, we will have a sponsors board in the clubhouse and added to all that we will use your logo to sponsor a page on our website. The website gets over 275K hits every year. Contact Captain Gerry or Captain Teresa, or show expressions of interest by email to email@example.com to receive details
Changes to the CONGU Handicapping System commencing January 2016. See summary Here
The Car Park is normally closed by the Bar Staff at the end of each day, members should ensure they establish a time with Bar Staff for gate closure to prevent vehicles being locked in the car park if playing late.
To check your handicap on-line, go to members page and select handicaps on line, enter your club number and Golfnet password