‘Hidden Gem’ from the Golfers Guide to Ireland
Bearna Golf Club received a speial award ‘Best Hidden Gem – Connaught Region’ at a presentation in Druids Glen on Monday January 19th. The awards for the tourist industry are presented each year by the ‘Golfers Guide to Ireland’ in conjunction with Bord Fáilte. The judging panel included Anthony Grey, Pat Farrell, Lucy Tormey, Kevin Markham and Eddie Dunne. Awards were also presented to hotels and restaurants.
The awards were attended by over 100 golf clubs and golf sector interests. Government representative Mary Mitchell-O’Connor TD who presented the award said that she was aware that the golf industry had experienced hard times for the last few years but the recent improvement in the economy will benefit all involved. She welcomed the recent report by Bord Fáilte which revealed that 163,000 played golf while visiting Ireland.
Paddy McCarthy, director of ‘Golfers Guide to Ireland’ magazine, said he was very confident the success achieved by our current crop of Irish professional superstars will reflect well on the Irish golf industry. Royal Co Down will be the centre of attention for the Irish Open in May, particularly with both Rory McIlroy and Americas Ricky Fowler in the field.
Other golf courses that received awards on the night were Royal Co Down (Best Links Course), Dun Laoighre Golf Club (Best Parkland Course) and Druids Glen (Best Golf Resort).
Bearna Golf Club are very pleased to be among the winners. Director Pat Donnellan, who attended the event, was delighted to receive the award. He felt this was a great result for Galway golf. All the hard work that went into the golf course over the last few years – all the drainage work, the annual sanding programme and the construction of new holes – have all contributed to greatly improving the club and has pushed Bearna to a new level. The greens are of the highest quality and in the next two years there will be another new hole opening as well as the addition of a ten bay driving range.
Congratulations to our fantastic Burren Foursomes team who won the final of the competition in Galway Bay Golf resort yesterday against a very strong Loughrea team. In perfect conditions, the girls produced their best in order to overcome Loughrea Golf Club. The matches were played out in front of a large following of enthusiastic supporters from both clubs.
With one match a piece, Bearna golf club were two up coming down the 17th in the final match and all that was required was a half to win overall. Clare Cunningham and Aileen Ludden held their nerve as Aileen putted out calmly to ‘close the deal’, as her club and team mates surrounding the green in a sea of purple sweaters, burst into rapturous applause. It had been ten years since Bearna last won the competition so the win was well overdue.
The strength of the Bearna members panel and the superb way it was managed by Team Captain Mary Griffin is to be commended. Winning the competition was the result of a huge amount of collective preparation, sacrifice and dedication.
Well done girls
Here are the reslts for the weekend competition sponsored by Sheridans,
Sheridans of Knocknacarra
1st Barry Gantly (23) 42
2nd Dominic Burke (19) 41
3rd Cillian O’Meara (8) 40 Back 9
Class 1 Aodhan Comerford (6) 36 Back 9
Class 2 Dan Madden (15) 40
Class 3 Michael O’Cinneide (18) 37
CSS 13th 72, 14th 71
1st Caoimhe Slemon (17) 42
2nd Kate O’Meara (13) 37
3rd Pauline Bree (21) 36
4th Alish McDermott (18) 36
Below is the result of this weeks Open Competition held at Bearna, Galway golf club.
Jeff Malone Oughterard Golf Club (15) 35 pts
CSS 8th Reduction only
CSS 10th 75
Thanks to all Bearna members and all visitors who played.
Bearna golf course, Connemara golf at its finest. Bearna golf club open day, at only €10, still the best deal for west of Ireland golf or for anyone golfing in the Galway
Results from Bearna Golf Club
Weekend 7th September 2014
Sponsored by GDSI
6 and 7 September 2014
Men – Stableford
1 Kevin McNamara (7) 41
2 John O’Reilly (17) 40
3 John Collins (12) 39
Class 1 Cillian O’ Mara (8) 35
Class 2 Ray Ruane (15) 38
Class 3 Conor M Murray (22) 35
CSS: 06/09/14 72 ; 7/09/14 73
Ladies – Stroke
1 Mary McHugh (24) 64
2 Joy McLaughlin (29) 72
3 Clare Cunningham (27)
4 Rosane Gallagher (36) 75
CSS 05/09/14 and 06/09/14 73; 07/09/14 75
Many thanks to all the Bearna members who played in these GUI and ILGU weekend competitions. There was a great turnout again at Bearna, Galway golf club. Golfing in Galway at its finest!
The best Connemara golf club, Bearna provides a unique west of Ireland golf challenge.
Results from Bearna Golf Club
Twelve Hotel Stableford
30 & 31 August 2014
1 Sean Curran (15) 39
2 Pat McNamara (26) 39
3 Neil McNeil (8) 38
Class 1 Cian Collins (9) 37
Class 2 Bryan Campbell (16) 37
Class 3 Michael Keane (21) 37
Css 30/08/14 73; 31/08/14 72
1 Mary Farrell (20) 37
2 Clare Cunningham (27) 36
3 Caoimhe Slemon (17) 35
4 Ciara Lynagh (12) 35
Css 73 each day
Thanks to all the Bearna Members who played in the competition at Bearna, Galway Golf Club. Bearna, the best Connemara Golf Club. A west of Ireland golf experience
Below are the results for John Moore-O’Connor’s Presidents Prize held in Bearna Golf Club over the weekend. There was a great turnout from Bearna members for the event with the tee being booked all day. Well done to the winner Joy, a very popular winner here at Bearna, Galway golf club.
Winner Joy McLaughlin (31) 42 pts
2nd Liam Power (9) 41 (Back 6)
3rd Peadar O Flatharta (10) 41
Gross: Ciara Lynagh (15) 25 gross pts
4th Mary Fleming (25) 36
5th Niamh Collins (29) 36
6th Frances Spelman (21) 35
7th Teresa Hanbury (29) 34
8th Yvonne Flaherty (32) 34
Gross: Stephan Daly (7) 31 gross pts
4th Darren Reynolds (15) 39
5th Vincent Kelly (10) 39
6th Gerry Walsh (14) 38
7th Tommy Flynn (10) 38
8th Kieran Tarpey (13) 37
Past President: Martin Brennan (19) 34
Nearest The Pin: Caroline Codyre; Pól Ó Rabhartaigh
Longest Drive: Ciara Lynagh; Patrick Neville
Front Nine: Bridie McNamara; Tom Cunningham
Back Nine: Catherine Quinlan; Kevin McNamara
Visitor: Iggy Maloney
Css: Ladies 73; Men 72
Bearna golf course, the gateway to Connemara golf, the best West of Ireland golf club
John Moore-O’Connor’s Presidents Day is on Saturday, August 23. The time sheet is now up i the Pro-Shop. For anyone that wishes to play please put you name down. Contact Cathal if you wont be able to get to the clubhouse before then.
Kevin McNamara (8) 37 (Back 9)
CSS : 74 and 74
John O’Meara will again host this fun annual event which has been moved to Friday 18th in place of the 17th. For new members of the club who are unfamiliar with the auction, players can be bought at the auction and significant money prizes are paid at the Captain’s Day presentation to those who have bought those players who do well on Captain’s Day.
This auction will be preceded both by a scramble at 6pm and the presentation of prizes to recent competition winners.
Bearna golf club are only involved in two more interclub teams in 2014.
The Junior Cup squad under the baton of Stephen Daly go into action in Oughterard Golf Club on the 12th and 13th.
The Connacht Shield team led by Pat Sheehan take on Galway Golf Club at Home on 24th July.
Best of luck to all teams!
This is now posted in the Pro Shop. The Draw will take place on Wednesday 16th July. Every effort will be made to accomodate your time preference. Contact Cathal if you wont be able to get to the clubhouse before then.
Members are invited to attend the presentation of the Lady Captain Prize which takes place next Sunday at 9.30pm. The Lady Captain’s prizes to men will also be presented. Music provided afterwards. Come along and enjoy what is one of the social highlights of the Club’s year.
Below are the results of the Open Competition at Bearna Golf Club this week.
1. Aodan Comerford (9) 40pts
Winner – Michael Gavin (25) 38pts
Below are the results for the Bearna members weekend competition at Bearna golf club 14/15 June 2014. The sponsor was HC Financial and men played off the white markers.
Below are the results for the Open Day Competition held in Bearna Golf Club on 9/11 June.
Winner: Peter Waldron (17) 40 points
· CSS Mon 9th June : 73
· CSS Wed 11th June: 74
Below are the weekend results for Bearna, Galway Golf Club. Competition was sponsored by Barna Pharmacy.
Below is the result of last weeks Open Day at Bearna Golf Club.
1. Padraig Bree (22) 42pts
The deadline for the current round of the single fourball and mixed competitions at Bearna Golf Club is next Saturday 31st. It has been decided to extend this date to Monday 2nd June. To faciliate those who have already played their matches on time and are waiting to play their next match, members are requested to complete any outstanding matches by then.
Bearna, Galway Golf Club is doing well in the GUI / ILGU west of Ireland golf competitions over the weekend. Wins for both Bearna members clubs have seen the club advance to the next rounds.
The ladies came out on top against Galway Bay golf club in the intermediate while the men’s Pierce Purcell team won convincingly 4-1 to beat Connemara Isles golf club. They now advance to play Athenry golf club in the next round.
Tonight the Jimmy Bruen team Galway Bay golf resort. Three matches are at home, so best of luck lads!
Looking ahead to the weekend there is lots of Inter-club matches happening in Bearna, Galway Golf Club.
On Saturday the men’s Pierce Purcell team take on Connemara Isles Golf Club. Three of the matches are at home in this Connemara golf battle! Good luck to all the lads taking part.
On the Ladies side the Intermediate Team are through to the second round of Inter-club Championship where they meet Galway Bay Golf Club on Saturday 24th May at 1.15pm. There are 3 matches away in Galway Bay and two at home. Support from Bearna members would be really appreciated in both venues especially for ball spotting on the back 9 at both venues.
Looking ahead to next week the second round of the Inter-club Mixed Foursomes will take place on Wednesday 28th May when Bearna meet Oughterard Golf Club with three matches at home and two away. Bearna received a bye in round one of this competition.
Best of luck to all the teams from everyone at Bearna Golf Course!
Below are the results for the GUI / ILGU Open Day in Bearna Golf Club last week. This was our largest turnout yet this year so thanks to everyone for coming out. The Open Day will continue in Bearna, Galway Golf Club, every Monday and Wednesday for the rest of the summer.
Dan Madden (17) 39 pts
CSS 21st May 72
Below are the results of the Bearna Golf Club AmAm. We had a great turnout for the event and raised funds that will be used for course development. We here at Bearna Golf Course would like to thank all Bearna members and guests who played in the competition, and also those members who couldn’t play but made a contribution anyway.Well done to all the prize winners!
1. G Walsh, K Bowden, R Brennan, MJ Heffernan – 95 points
2. P Kennan, B Gantly, J McGovern, L McGee – 91
3. T Flaherty, T Cunningham, D McGovern, B McDermott – 90
4. K Higgins, K Lally, K Ruane, D Finn – 89
Nearest the pin – Siobhan Smyth
Below are the results of the Open Day at Bearna Golf Club. Thanks to all the Bearna members and GUI and ILGU members who played.
Dan Madden (11) - 36 points
SSC – 72
The first round of the Miele fourball will be played on Wednesday 7th May at 3pm at Bearna Golf Club. Bearna ladies meet Galway Bay in this competition. Four players in Bearna Golf Course and four in Galway Bay at the same time. Any support from Bearna members on the night would be greatly appreciated!
Friday 16th of May will be the first prize presentation night of the year. The presentation of prizes for Bearna members will take place at 8.30pm and will be preceded by a mixed scramble beginning at 5.30pm. No need to book, just come up and Marian and Gerry will arrange partners for you. Teams will be sent out between 5.30pm and 6.20pm If you have a prize to collect but cannot make it, nominate someone to collect on your behalf or contact one of the committee.
Golfing in Galway is getting busy! There is plenty of action for west of Ireland golf in the coming weeks!
This coming week is a really busy week for the ILGU inter-club teams. If you can come out and support any of the matches it would be really appreciated. We could really do with some ball spotters, if any Bearna members are interested.
The first round of the Miele fourball will be played on Wednesday 7th May at 3pm. Bearna meet Galway Bay Golf Club in this competition. Four players in Bearna and four in Galway Bay at the same time.
On Saturday 11th May at 3.00pm Bearna Golf Club meet Galway Bay Golf Club in Round 2 of the Challenge Cup. We have 3 matches at home and 2 away. Good luck to the Ladies and again supporters and ball spotters are most welcome!
Round 3 of the Irish Mail Foursomes Trophy will take place in Galway Bay Golf Club on Tuesday 13th May. Siobhan Hunt and Nuala Timoney represent the club in this competition. They have already overcome the strong challenge of both Connemara Golf Club and Galway Golf Club. We wish them luck in the 3rd round.
The Junior Foursomes face Loughrea in Galway Bay Golf Club on Saturday 17th May.
On Saturday the 24th May the Intermediate Team play Galway Bay in Round 2 following their recent win over Loughrea Golf Club with 2 matches at home and 3 away.
On Wednesday 28th May, the Club Mixed Team meet Oughterard Golf Club with 3 matches at home and 2 matches away. We wish them the best of luck in their matches.
Keep an eye on the Inter Club Competition page for result updates. You will also find details of the men’s interclub matches. We encourage you to support our men’s teams whenever possible.
Here are the weekend results, 3-5/05/2014, of the Golfstyle competition held at Bearna, Galway Golf Club. The format was stableford. Well done to all Bearna members who participated, particularly past Presidents Brendan Davis and Margaret O’Donovan.
Here are the latest results from the Open Competition held last week at Bearna Golf Club. There was a great turnout so thanks to all the Bearna members and also to all guests who turned out to play.
1. Patrick Neville (1) 40 pts
The Ladies Challenge Cup team at Bearna golf club got their campaign off to a winning start when they defeated Portumna Golf Club on Monday afternoon. The win secures a place for the girls in Round 2 of the competition against Galway Bay Golf Club.
This was the first time a number of players had played matchplay in this competition and they met the challenge square on. Well done to the Bearna members who played, the substitutes and team captains. A special word of thanks to all the supporters both in Bearna and in Portumna and also a big thank you to the caddies who gave their time, support and guidance to each of their players.
Below is a list of the competitions at Bearna, Galway Golf Club, this weekend. Any Bearna members wishing to play can book on line or call Cathal in the proshop.
Holmpatrick Cup Qualifier until Friday May 2nd
Sat 3rd, Sun 4th and Mon 5th May
18 Hole Single Stableford (GOY)
Sat 3rd, Sun 4th and Mon 5th May
18 Hole Single Stableford (GOY)
Its great weather all this week for golfing in Galway so I expect the timesheet to be very busy. Good luck everyone!
1st Tara Cunningham (16), Caoimhe Slemon (18) & Ciara Lynagh (20) - 85 pts
2nd Pat McNamara (25) Bridie McNamara (22) & Tom Cunningham (15) – 82pts (Back 9)
3rd Colm Feeney (1) Peter Feeney (12) Oughterard G.C. & Bertie Feeney (16) - 82pts (Back 6)
Best Dressed in Pink Lady - Orla Cahill
Best Dressed in Pink Man – Peter Leonard
Hole in One – John Collins
Bearna Golf Course NBCRI Pink Event took place on Thursday the 24th April and was a phenomenal success. We were blessed with a beautiful fine day to showcase our wonderful course and also raise vital funds for a very worthy charity. Lady Captain Deirdre was delighted to present the NBCRI with €2,000 which we raised between the golf, raffle & donations. So thank you all the Bearna members and guests who played and participated by dressing in ‘Pink’ both during the golf and afterwards at the presentation of prizes that evening. A special word of thanks to the National Breast Cancer Research Institute who kindly sponsored the golf prizes and to everyone who donated prizes for the raffle and best dressed competition.
We had a fantastic turnout with 41 teams playing on the day. Our beautiful Connemara golf club was bathed in sunshine throughout the day and was awash with every shade of pink from dawn till dus. John Collins produced the shot of the day when his tee shot on the 18th produced a memorable hole in one. Well done Johnny!!
The presentation of prizes in the clubhouse was very well attended that evening. We were honoured to have Anna O Coinne, Chairperson NBCRI, Mairin Clancy NBCRI and Professor Michael J Kerin, Research Director NBCRI and Professor of Surgery NUI Galway in attendance. Anna O Coinne accepted the proceeds of our fundraiser from Lady Captain Deirdre and Professor Kerin thanked everyone who participated and made the fundraising effort of this Galway golf event such a success. He spoke about the research programme at the NBCRI and the new developments over the past few years. He highlighted the fact that research has an important role in the management of breast cancer and he thanked all fundraisers without whose help and support none of their research would be possible.
Well done to Johnny Collins who hit a hole-in-one on the 18th during the NBCRI Pink Event at Bearna Golf Club, seen below taking the ball from the hole and with fellow Bearna members Stiofan O’Conaire and Derek Bryan.
Well done Sir!!
The Open Day results played on Wednesday 23/04/2014 at Bearna, Galway Golf Club, are as follows:
Aodan Comerford (11) 40pts
Here are the results of the weekend competition (19/20 April, 2014), sponsored by Les Jumelles, at Bearna, Galway Golf Club. Format was stableford and men played off the white markers. Congratulations Bearna members and to the winners!
West of Ireland golf Season has started. Preparations by our Ladies Teams has started in earnest as the first of the Homecare Instead ILGU Interclub competitions get underway this month.
On Monday 28th April, In the Challenge Cup, Bearna Golf Club play Portumna Golf Club with three matches away and two at home. The matches will start at 3.00pm.
On Thursday 1st May, the Minor Cup team will meet Gort Golf Club in the first round of the tournament. There will be two matches in Gort Golf Club and three at home. Matches will start at 3.00pm.
Bearna Golf Club will meet Loughrea Golf Club in the first round of the Intermediate Cup at 2.30pm on Saturday 3rd May with three matches at home and two away.
The first round of the Miele fourball will be played on Wednesday 7th May 2014 .Bearna meet Galway Bay Golf Resort in this competition. Four players in Bearna and Four in Galway Bay Golf Club at the same time.
The Junior Foursomes team face Loughrea Golf Club in Galway Bay Golf Club at 2.00pm on Saturday 17th May.
Best of luck to everyone involved in the teams in their quest to secure a pennant for the club in 2014.
Bearna members have organised a fundraiser for the NBCRI on Thursday 24th April. The time sheet is available all day and visitors booking may be made through Cathal in the pro shop on (091) 592677. The cost for members is €10 and € 15 for visitors. Please support this worthy cause and bring your friends. Bearna Golf Club Bar/Restaurant will be open for food and refreshments all day. All are welcome to attend the presentation of prizes by Professor Michael Kerin, Research Director NBCRI, which will take place in the clubhouse that night @ 8.30pm.