Juniors Matchplay 2018

Updated Matchplay updated 30/08/208

junior matchplay 2018


Draw sheet for the matchplay 2018

junior matchplay 2018

Junior Golf Policy Document (Updated)

Please see below Loughrea Golf Club Junior Policy & Code of Ethics

Junior Golf Policy code of Ethics for Loughrea Golf Club

Junior Boys Matchplay 2017

Updated draw sheet as off 02/09/2017

junior matchplay 2017

Junior Boys Handicaps

Junior boys handicap revision following Junior Captains Prize and last Thursday competition.

Juniors h-caps updated

Junior Boys Matchplay 2017

Entry is closed and draw has been made for the 2017 junior match-play. All players must play of Green Tees and max handicap is 28. The competition is 12 holes match-play for the 1st, 2nd, rounds and 18 holes for quarter finals, semi and final. Deadlines will be posted on club notice board. Please contact your opponent and arrange match as early as possible.

Draw as link below

junior matchplay 2017

Junior Golf Policy Document

Please see below Loughrea Golf Club Junior Policy & Code of Ethics

Junior Golf Policy code of Ethics for Loughrea Golf Club Rev 2


Junior Captain 2017

 Junior Captain Calum Plower

Junior Boys Events 2016

Please see details below of inter-club and Championship Events 2016

Junior Boys Events 2016

Junior Boys Events 2016

Junior Results 2016

Singles Stableford March 31st
Cat 1: Cianan Finn (17) 40pts
cat 2: Adam Cunney (18) 36pts
Cat 3: Michael Mitchell (36) 43pts

3 ball Scramble: March 24th:
Oisin Cooney (21)
Joseph Hynes (28)
Jordan Mc Mahon (36)
Nett Score of 38.5

Singles Stableford: 22nd March:
Cat 1: Cathal Bryan (15) 26pts
Cat 2: Matthew Mc Nabola (21) 20pts
Cat 3: Mark Randles (30) 28pts

Fred Daly

fred daly panel 2016

Junior Captain 2016, Matthew Mc Nabola

Junior Captain 2016, Matthew Mc Nabola

Junior Captain 2016, Matthew Mc Nabola

Junior Committee 2016

Convener – Noel Tierney

Treasurer – Michael Duane

Committee – Aidan Mc Nabola, Uinsinn Finn, David Plower, John Counihan jnr, Barry Kearney, Seamas London

Weekly practice in the driving range each Monday from 7 to 8pm

Congrats to Oisin Cooney and Brendan Lynch on winning the Captain Farewell 18 Hole 2 Ball Blitz today. In 2nd was Cianan Finn and Tyler Burke. Well done

Congrats to Oisin Cooney and Brendan Lynch on winning the Captain Farewell 18 Hole 2 Ball Blitz today. In 2nd was Cianan Finn and Tyler Burke. Well done

Revised H-Caps

H-caps post Oisin Finn Captain Prize => Junior Boys List & h-caps post junior captains

Revised H-Caps

H-Caps 21st August => Junior Boys List & h-caps

Junior Boys Summer Results

Results updated => results juniors summer 2015



Summer Results 13th Aug 2015

Name Pts
1st Oisin Finn 41
2nd Millar Counihan 40
3rd Cathal bryan 39 B9
Mikey Murray 39
Gross Evan O Doherty 39
Eoin Naughton 37
Tiernan Kileen 36
Evan Kelly 36
Conor Raftery 35
Adam Stewart 35
Aaron Murray 35
Evan Cox 34
Tomas bryan 33
Mathew Macnabola 32
Darren Shaughnessy 32
Adam Kelly 31
Mark Mcnabola 30
Colm Cunningham 30
Darragh Leahy 29
Joseph Hynes 28
Cathal Doyle 24
Mark Glynn 22
Cathal O Hehir 20
James Smith 13

Summer Results 6th Aug 2015

Click Here => results juniors summer 2015 06 08 2015

Updated H-Caps  =>Boys h-caps 2015 08 06

Cards Returned

Position Name H-Cap Pts
6th Aug 2015
1st Sean Gavin (28) 43pts
2nd Calum Plower (14) 41pts
3rd Oisin Finn (23pts B9) (17) 39pts
Pierce Mannion (27) 39pts
Gross Tomas Bryan (20) 39pts
Millar Counihan (33) 38pts
Aaron Murray (16) 38pts
Tyler Burke (19) 37pts
Keane Holloway (26) 37pts
Cathal O’Hehir (28) 34pts
Conor Prendergast (30) 33pts
Oisin Cooney (24) 33pts
Donncha Finn (25) 33pts
Mikey Murray (32) 33pts
Joseph Hynes (28) 31pts
Liam Boult (17) 31pts
Darragh Kenny (36) 31pts
darren shaughnessy (32) 31pts
Andrew Allison (23) 30pts
Mark Randles (30) 29pts
Cathal Moylan (17) 28pts
Darragh Leahy (36) 26pts
Cian O’Regan (30) 23pts
Conor O’Higgins (36) 20pts
Dean Nevin (28) 17pts

Connacht Shield

Congrats to our Juniors Calum Plower, Oisin Finn and Cianan Finn who were selected onto the Connacht Shield Team again Ballinasloe last week. The competition is a 10 person team (5 pairs of 2) with a handicap upper limit of 20. Cianan Finn and Calum Plower played in Ballinasloe while Oisin played in Loughrea. Cianan was partnered with Adrian Callanan and were first match out. They pulled off a great win by winning the 17th and 18th holes to force the match into sudden death play-off. They went on to par the 19th hole to win their match and earned the first point for Loughrea. The experienced pair of Keith Daniels (handicap 1) and Kevin Boyle (10) quickly took a second point with a win on the 18th hole in Loughrea and that followed with another point, again on the 18th by Oisin Finn and Sylvester Nestor. With Loughrea winning the first 3 matches and earning 3 points out of the possible 5, the other two matches were conceded by Ballinasloe. Calum’s match was All-Square on the 18th hole while the fifth match, James Walsh & Steven Wilson were 1 up on the 16th. Best of luck in the next round against Castlerea (who defeated Athlone 4/1). We hope that this will give great experience to our juniors and we are looking for more juniors to get their handicap below 20 and take up the mantle next year.

Junior Matchplay 2015

The entry sheet for the 2015 Junior Matchplay event is on the junior notice board. All players must play of the Green Tees and max handicap of 28. Players with a handicap above 28 may enter but will have to play off 28 and off the Green Tees. There will be a deadline for each match and failure to play a match within the time permitted may lead to disqualification.

The winner will be presented with the perpetual trophy and a €60 voucher for Golfstyle, the runner up will get a €40 voucher.

Entry Fee is €2pp. Please put in envelope with your name and into Junior Safe Box

Summer Boys Results Thursday 30/7/15

Scores from returned cards below, with winners and revised handicaps

NAME SCORE H-Caps New H-Caps
1st conor o neil 46 28 18
2nd tyler burke (Back3) 43 21 19
3rd andrew alison 43 26 23
mathew mcnabola 42 24 21
Gross Calum Plower 42 15 CAT1
mikey murray 42 36 32
adam cunney 41 20 18
darren shaughnessy 41 36 32
dara cunney

Millar Counihan







oisin cooney 34
evan o doherty 33
conor prendergast 33
oisin finn 32
cathal bryan 31
donncha finn 29
eoin prendergast 27
josebh fahey 26
darragh kenny 25
sean gavin 24
kian mahony 21

Revised Handicaps

Click here => Junior Boys List & h-caps24 07 2015

Summer Junior Boys Results

Updated from 23rd July =>results juniors summer 2015 23 07 2015

Connacht Close Results

Click Here => 2015 Connacht Junior Close Qualifier Results

Junior Boys

Revised Handicaps  => Boys h-caps July22 2015

Junior Boys Summer Results

results juniors summer 2015_Page_1

Connacht U12/U14/U16/U18 Boys Close


Please find below time sheet for the Junior Close Championship

Combined Qualifier Timesheets 2015, Loughrea+Strandhill



Loughrea Golf Club will hoist the southern connacht qualifier on the 21st July. Details and entry online at


Deadline for entry is next Tuesday 30th June. Entry must be made online via www.golfnet.ie. I encourage all juniors that have the ability to play 18 holes off the Men’s Tees (most likely yellow tees for U12’s) to enter and play in the event.

Each junior must first have a GUI Card and official handicap. If you wish to enter the event and don’t have a either please contact myself – Uinsinn Finn (i wont put my contact details on the web so if you don’t have them call the club). If/when you have a GUI Card your first need to register on Golfnet as follows,

1.  Open www.golfnet.ie
2.  Click on “Login” in the top right hand corner
3.  Click on the “Create an Account” button in the bottom left hand corner
4.  This will open the “Golfnet Registration ” page
5.  Enter the following details in the appropriate boxes
     Membership – can be found on your membership card
     PIN – can be found on your membership card
     Email address (a distinct email must be used as a duplicate will be rejected. Therefore, if a parent themselves has already registered on Golfnet they can’t use the same email address for a junior)
6.  Click the “Send Verification Email” button
An email will be sent to you with confirmation and/or further instructions.
Once registered you can then enter the Connacht Close

Kenny Cup

Please find attached details of the Kenny Cup

Kenny Cup 2015

Results Thursday 11th June

1st: CIANAN FINN 41 pts (19)


Scores, Dean McCann (28) 30pts, Thomas Bryan (24) 27pts, Oisin Cooney  (28) 26pts, Joseph Haynes (28) 14 pts


Congrats to all that played in the Junior 18 Hole Competition today.

For Reults 19/02/2015 click here => results 19 feb 2015

Coaching Panels

The coaching panels will commence this Friday at Loughrea Driving Range.

Boys Coaching Panels  

Junior Handicap

Updated handicaps from Juniors Captains Prize and for winter golf

Boys October 2014

Junior Matchplay

The draw for the junior matchplay was made today and is posted here under. Juniors can arrange their matches or themselves and play during the mid term break or meet on Sunday afternoons. The competition is over 12 holes up to quarter final and then over 18 holes. Cat 3 juniors play off Junior Tees, Cat 1 & 2 juniors play off Green Tees. The winner to br presented with the perpetual trophy and a €60 voucher for Golfstyle, the runner up will get a €40 voucher and third and fourth will play off for prize also. Best of luck, Uinsinn, Junior Convenor.

CLICK HERE FOR DRAW  =>  junior matchplay 2014

Connacht GUI Coaching Panels

The GUI Winter Coaching Panels are once again getting underway. Under 12’s boys assessment will be held in September at Ballinrobe Golf Club where the top 42 selected will go forward onto the coaching panel over the Winter Spring 2014/2015. This is a great opportunity for juniors to take part in a structured Golf Development Programme to include all aspects of the game from Swing Development to Diet & Nutrition and under the watchful eye and excellent instruction from the GUI Coaching Professionals. Loughrea’s allocated session will be confirmed but likely to be Sunday 21st September. Each Player shall be assessed by a PGA Pro under three Categories, Putting, Chipping, and Ball Striking. Anyone interested in their son attending please contact a member of the Boys Junior Committee, Uinsinn Finn, Aidan McNabola, Barry Kearney or  Noel Tierney.

Timetable Drafts based on Replies from Clubs (16-9-14)

The Mechanics of the U12 Assessment Day

Junior Captain Prize

Congrats to Cianan Finn, winner of the Junior Captains Prize 2014. Full results click here => captains prize resuls 2014

junior captain 2014

Summer Prize Report

The following is the list of prize winners that will be presented on saturday

click here => results juniors summer 2014

Updated Handicaps following todays competition

Updated list of Juniors and H-Caps 26th Aug 2014 click here => Boys h-caps & DOB 2014 aug 26

Junior Boys 18 Holes Single Stableford 26th August

Congrats to Cathal Doyle and Cathal O’Hehir, winners in todays competition

List of all scores click here  –  5 minutes 2014 08 26 results

Full list of scores click here 2014 08 21 results

List of scores return click here Aug 7th  => 20140807 results

List of returned scores click here July 31st   => 20140731 results

List of Returned Score July 17th => 2014-07-17 results

Junior Boys Handicaps

Updated list of Juniors and H-Caps 25th Aug 2014

click here =>   Boys h-caps & DOB 2014 aug 25

Junior Boys Thurs 24th April

Very good scores returned for the 18 holes today, all those that were 30pts are better are listed below. Keep up the practice.

Place Name H-Cap Pts
1st Donncha Finn 35 44
2nd  Eoin Naughton 36 42
3rd Cianan Finn 22 40
4th Tyler Burke 29 36
5th Mathew McNabola 28 35
6th Pierce Mannion 34 34
7th Tiernan Killeen 23 33
8th Oisin Finn 17 32
9th Jack Craven 23 30

Current Handicaps

Updated H-Caps 19th August  click here => Boys h-caps & DOB 2014 aug 19

Junior Boys 13 Holes Single Stableford 14th Aug 2014

Congrats to Tiernan Killeen with a great score of 32pts for 13 holes. In second place was Adam Canney with another great score of 29pts. New handicaps are Tieran 22 and Adam 28 (now CAT 2 junior).

List of scores click here Aug 14th  => results 14 aug 2014

List of scores return click here Aug 7th  => 20140807 results

List of returned scores click here July 31st   => 20140731 results

List of Returned Score July 17th => 2014-07-17 results

Adult Junior Scotch Foursome 2014

Draw has been made, first match Friday at 6pm


Scotch Foursome, Holes 1 to 8 and 17,18.

Men – Green Tees

Juniors –

CAT 1 Green Tees,

CAT 2 Yellow Tees

CAT 3 White Tees

Both adult and junior tees off, select your preferred drive and alternative shots from then until holed out. If you select A’s drive then B must take second shot.

Handicap, half the combined difference


Foursome Matchplay 2014

The draw was made today for the junior foursome matchplay. See below

Click Here =>foursome matchplay 2014

Junior Boy 18 Holes Thursday 31st July

Well done to all our junior boys that played today in our Thursday competition. Winner today was Donncha Finn with a great score of 45 pts, even with a handicap cut last week. Time for another cut Donncha. Congrats to James Maher in second place with his first time in the winners enclosure.

Full list of returned scores click here  => 20140731 results

Munster Boys Amateur Open Championship 2014

Best of luck to Micheal Shiel who tees off in the Munster Boys Amateur Open at Ballybunion Golf Club. He plays two 18 hole rounds on Wednesday and Thursday with the then top 51 and ties playing a further 36 holes on friday.

Connacht Close Time Sheet

The time sheet for the Connacht Close has been issued and is on the GUI web, link below and also copy attached.



Junior Boys H-Caps (July 2014)

clich here for updated h-caps =>  juniors 2014 hcaps

Connacht Under 15 Loughrea Team

Weldone to the team that represented Loughrea at the Under15 interclub at Cregmore,

Con U15 Inter Club (2014) lrea team

back row L-R, Dillion Shaughnessy, Ciamin Killeen, Matthew McNabola, front row L-R, Tyler Burke, Aidan McNabola (Team Manager) Iain Griffin

Connacht Junior Close Championship

The Connacht Junior Close is on at Galway Bay Golf Club on the 23rd July. The following players I hope will enter the Connacht Junior Close Championship

Note – Under 12 means the junior was 11 or under on the 1st January last.
under 14 means that the junior was 12 or 13 on the 1st January last.

Tyler Burke, (41331839) hcap 24.4
Mr Eoin Naughton , (41331838) hcap 24.4
Iain griffin , (41331840) hcap 24.4
Matthew McNabola, (J) (41331841) hcap 24.4
Dylan Shaughnessy No: 41331842. – hcap 24.4
Caimin Killeen No: 41331737 hcap 20.6,
Tiernan Killeen No (41331843) 24.4
Cathal Doyle No 41331855 hcap 24.4 

Also- Callum Plower, Oisin Finn, Donncha Finn, Cianan Finn, Stephan joyce, paul joyce, Evan O’Doherty, Albert Dolan, M Shiel, Mark McNabola.
Entry is online through www.gui.ie, under Connacht and then championships.


Entry deadline is the Wednesday 9th July at 5pm. entry is €10, they will get a practice round and I hope that will be on Monday or Tuesday (21st,22nd). Ill book and confirm later.

Glasson Golf Club

Glasson Golf Club are hosting a Junior & Relative Competition this Sunday. See atached for info if anyone interested

Glasson 2014 Junior Open Flyer

Junior AM AM Winners

The winning team of the Loughrea AM AM Junior Category were presented with their prize of a 1 hour coaching session with Sean Cannon. Left to Right, Tyler Burke, Donncha Finn, Eoin Naughton (Millar Counihan absent). Great score of 97 points.

junior am am 2014 winners

Junior Winter/Spring League

updated league  => winter league sheet wk6

We are looking for volunteers

We hope to run an Adult-Junior Men/Boys 10 hole scotch foursome matchplay this spring. Both Adult and Junior tee off, select a ball to play and alternative shots until holed out. As Junior committee we see it as great experience for juniors and help adult and juniors to integrate.

Plan is that we meet at the Club at 6pm each Friday evening (when available) and play a round robin-format of matches with the group winners going on to knock out match play. It will be flexible if not available every Friday. Idea is for a fun event but good experience for our Junior Boys.

There is no entre free and no monitory prize, just bragging rights. There is a notice on the Mens Notice board where you can put your name if you can play or let me know, it would be much appreciated by the Juniors.

We will match adults with juniors but i will also accept pairs, father / son, granddad/grandchild, etc. Juniors that have scored over 14pts in the 8 holes will qualify for entry.

Thanks, Uinsinn

Easter Juniors

Juniors will meet tomorrow (Thursday 24th) at 9am at the Golf Club. Boys playing 18 Holes. Girls meeting at 9:30am playing 9 holes (back 9).

Junior Boys Winter League

The Junior Winter / Spring League will be updated on the LGC website after tomorrows (Thursdays 24th) competition. Scores from tomorrows first 8 holes will also count to complete Round 5. Round 6 will be played this Sunday at 3pm, however, juniors can return marked cards to me for any 8 holes played on the friday or saturday and i will accept them towards the league. It is intended to run the league until the end of May and the winner will be announced then.

Easter Juniors 18 Holes Competition

Top 10 Results from Tuesday 15th April

1st, Iain Griffen, (28), 42pts
2nd, Sean Gavin, (34), 40pts
3rd, Eoin Naughton, (36), 39pts
4th , Donncha Finn , (35), 38pts
5th , Cianan Finn, (22), 35pts
6th, Cathal Doyle, (36), 30pts
7th, Oisin Finn, (17), 30pts
8th, Cathal O’Hehir, (36), 28pts
9th, Dean Nevin, (36), 21pts
10th , Millar Counihan, (36), 17pts

Handicaps will be reviewed at the end of the Winter League. Next outing Thursday 24th April at 9am

Junior Winter League

The juniors winter league recommenced this weekend after the Christmas break. I have removed any juniors that have not played any weekend, and i have added in the new juniors that have recently joined us

For the updated League Table click here =>  winter league sheet

Joe McLoughlin Junior Matchplay

Donncha Finn and Micheal Shiel

Donncha Finn and Micheal Shiel

Congrats to Micheal Shiel on winning the Joe McLoughlin Junior Matchplay 2013.

Juniors Winter League

The draw was made today with the help of Siobhan at the club house. The winter league will commence this weekend, each team of 6 juniors with three scores to count for the team.

click here for  winter league sheet

Junior Coaching

Our young juniors coaching has now finished for 2013. Below is our juniors going through their lesson last Friday. Winter League will commence on the 16th November and run through the winter. Coaching may be help at christmas subject to weather conditions.


Captains Farewell, 2 Ball Blitz

9 Hole Blitz Score
1st: Donncha Finn, Ciamin Killeen, Miller Counihan -7 Nett, 4 over par Gross
2nd: Ultan McNabola, Eoin Naughton -5.5 Nett, 13 over par Gross
3rd: Mark McNabola, Oisin Finn, Cian O’Regan -4.5 Nett, 4 over par Gross
4th: Cianan Finn, Callum Plower -3 Nett, 7 over par Gross
5th: Tyler Burke, Iain Griffen -2.5 Nett, 13 over Gross
6th: Matthew McNabola, Tiernan Killeen -2.5 Nett, 14 over par Gross

Junior Winter League

A Junior Winter League will commence on the 9th/10th November and run until end of February. Each team will be made up of three or four players, with one or two scores to count each weekend.

(Details to be finalised following computation of entries)

The teams will be formulated by dividing those juniors into categories and drawing out of a hat so that each team will have a balance of junior’s handicaps.

The competition will be 12 holes (Holes 1-12) single stableford. Juniors pay €1 each weekend and this will be ring fenced towards prizes at the end of the league.

Each player must have his card marked by a junior from an opposing team (or an adult). Juniors can meet at 2pm on each Saturday and/or Sunday where playing groups will be formed or play at any time during the weekend (subject to normal rules for juniors). Re-entry is permitted.

At the end of February, the top two teams will go into a match-play format play-off to determine 1st and 2nd places.

An entry sheet is posted on the junior notice board, please mark if you are interested in playing in this league.

Coaching Assessments for U12’s

The GUI will carry out assessments for Under 12’s Coaching Panel, further details as per attached

under 12 assessment notice

Junior Matchplay

Bracket updated at End Sept junior matchplay 2013 updated 27-09


Paul Joyce’s Junior Captains Prize

junior captain prize table

Paul Joyce’s Junior Captains Prize

The highlight of the year for all Loughrea Golf Club Junior Boys was the Paul Joyce Junior Captain’s Prize. The event was 18 Holes Stroke-play and was held last Saturday 31st August at 1:30pm. Thanks to Paul Joyce for his 1st Prize and Michael Bond for sponsoring the event. As it was stroke play, it was tough scoring for many of the juniors as it was their first stroke-play competition. However, they all pulled through and brought in some excellent scores.

for full result sheet click here => junior captain results 2013 (2)

President Prize to the Juniors

Friday 23rd, Sat 24th, Sun 25th August: Juniors/Student 1st: James Walsh 37pts, Juniors 2nd Micheal Shiel 34pts:, 3rd: Albert Dolan 33pts, 4th Oisin Finn 32pts, Junior Boys Cat 2, 1st Owen Prendergast 35pts (B9), 2nd Mark McNabola 35 pts, 3rd: Cianan Finn 29pts, 4th: Ciamin Killeen 28pts, Junior Boys Cat 3, 1st Matthew McNabola 36pts, 2nd Donncha Finn 35 pts,

president prize

Upcoming Junior Events

The Presidents prize to the juniors is on Friday 22nd August at 12pm.

Paul Joyce Junior Captain’s Prize, Saturday 31st August. at 13:30


Junior Results

Results from the 18 Hole Singles Tuesday 13th Aug are now available by clicking on = results juniors summer 2013

Junior Matchplay Update 16/08/’13

For an updated matchplay click on = junior matchplay 2013

Junior Results

Results from the junior 18 holes Friday 9th are posted below. Congrats to some very exceptional scores from Iain Griffin, Dillon Shaughnessy, Owen, Prendergast and Donncha Finn, well-done lads.

For updated Results sheet click here

Junior Matchplay

The draw has been made for the junior matchplay.

Play off your current handicap.
Lowest handicapped player goes to zero, and the opponent gets the full difference in shots.
Players with handicaps 28 and under, play off green tees. Players with handicaps >28 play off junior tees.

For draw bracket click on =  junior matchplay 2013

Junior Results

Thursday 1st August – On a very wet Thursday, 15 juniors turned up and all played the 18 holes, soaked to the skin. The Met Eireann weather warning of hurricanes won’t keep the keen away. Congrats to Owen Predergast on his first competition win.  Updated results CLICK HERE 

Junior Results

Results of Last Thursdays Junior Results CLICK HERE 

Junior Thursday’s summer competitions

Junior boys competition this thursday 25th July. Please all meet at club house 9-9:30am.

Connacht U12, U14, U16 Close

This years Connacht Junior Close is hosted at Galway Golf Club on Wednesday 24th July. Further details as per attached below.

connacht U12, U14, U16 Junior Close

Junior Coaching

Our Junior coaching has commenced and will run over the next three months.

Easter Junior 18 Holes

Congrats to Eoghan on winning the 18 Holes Junior Competition on Thursday 4th April. Results as below.

Junior Member H-Cap Pts
1st Eoghan Geraghty 36 41
2nd Cianan Finn 22 39
3rd Oisin Finn 22 35
4th Calum Plower 25 32
5th Evan O’Doherty 19 30
6th Tiernan Killeen 24 25
7th Donncha Finn 36 21
8th Cathal O’Hehir 36 21
9th Sean O’Keefe 36 20
10th Mark Tierney Cadet 8 Holes

Junior 2 Ball Blitz

Well done to all Juniors that played in the junior 2 Ball Blitz.

Prize giving will take place after the Captain’s Driven tomorrow Sunday 3rd at 4:30

1st Cianan Finn & Calum Power, Gross +5, Nett 58,
2nd Paul Joyce & Tiernan Killeen, Gross +5, Nett 67,
Cat III, 1st Matthew McNabola & Iain Griffin, Nett 66,
Under 10′s, Donncha Finn & Mark Tierney Nett 68.

For photos of the day click here 

Junior Boys Coaching

Coaching will not commence until early February. Spaces still available, contact Uinsinn Finn 087 28 99 276

Junior Day Results

CAT 2, 18 Holes Single Stableford, 1st Cianan Finn (26) 37pts, 2nd Oisin Finn (25) 34 pts, 3rd Caimin Killeen (24) 32 pts (B6), 4th Tiernan Kileen (24) 32 pts.

CAT 3, 10 Holes Single Stableford, 1st Mathrew McNabola 14pts, 2nd Donncha Finn 13pts.

Congrats to Mark McNabola who had his first birdie on the 17th hole

Junior Day

All juniors please note that junior girls practice & competition will commence at 10am on Thursday 3rd January. All girls welcome to attend including beginners.

Junior boys competition also at 11am on Thursday 3rd January. 18 holes/9 holes/5 holes depending on ability/handicap.

Junior Boys Coaching

Loughrea Golf Club have organised junior boys coaching through Junior Golf Ireland. The coaching will be carried out by Gary Madden PGA Professional. Gary in on the Golfing Union of Ireland’s Connacht junior coaching panel for the elite programme and we are very grateful that Gary (a past junior member at Loughrea GC) has committed to coaching our juniors. It is intended to commence coaching during the Christmas break followed by a break in January, with then a further 5 sessions on Saturday afternoons between February and April. Juniors must be members of the club and spaces are limit to 12 on a first come first served bases.

Fee: €40 per junior for full 8 coaching sessions. Please make payment with application form to Uinsinn Finn or Aidan McNabola. If paying by cheque please make payable to Loughrea Mens Club

Application forms or on the junior notice board or download here

Junior Weekend Competitions for boys

Cat I Juniors, (H-cap <18) can play in the weekend competitions as per the junior rules for playing in the Mens Club Competitions.

For a trial period, the following junior competition will run at weekends, commencing on the 27th/28th October.

Cat II Juniors (Handicap 18-28) can play at weekends. Cat II juniors can either play with at least one adult or they can play after 11:30am and only where space is available on unfilled slots on time sheet. Cat II Juniors can’t book on the time sheet.

The format will be 18 hole stableford in a winter league style, with results accumulated over the winter. Entry fee is €2, prizes will be awarded at the end of the winter, on best accumulated scores and also on best reduced handicaps.

Cat III juniors (H-cap >28) can play a nine hole competition during the weekend, but must tee off after the last men’s tee time i.e. after 2pm. The format will be a winter league style, with results accumulated over the winter. Entry will be €1 and prizes and awards will be presented at the end on the winter period.

Entry fee payable using envelope marked with junior name and into cash safe box, and score card returned into the Men’s Card Box, and marked Junior Competition.


Mens Committee


Darren Clarke Skills Challenge

 The Connacht Branch of the GUI has announced details of the forthcoming Golf Skills Test for Boys Aged 9-12yrs of age in association with Junior Golf Ireland’s “Darren Clarke Skills Test”. The 4 Key Skills which will be used to determine the Tests are Chipping; Pitching, Bunker Shot; and Putting.

Each club is to organise a skills test day at their own club. The club will then forward the best U10 and U12 boys to represent the club at the Regional finals at Galway Bay Golf Club. The Regional winners will progress to the national final. Peter Murphy, Junior Convenor will be organising the qualifier before the 24th of August.

Age qualification, Under 10 Boy, Born on or after January 1, 2002 and Under 12 Boy, Born on or after January 1, 2000.

Darren Clarke Skills Test 1

Darren Clarke Skills Test 2

Further details can be found on the GUI web site by clicking here

NOTE: DC Skills Practice on Monday 20th 6:30 to 8pm

DC Test will be on Thursday 23rd 6:30 to 8pm