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Clane GAA Golf Society History

The Clane GAA Golf Society was hatched one winters evening in the year 2000 over a pint of the black stuff by Peter Redmond, Seamus Maguire, Martin Mulhall, Theresa Lynch (RIP), John & Carol Tutty in the bar of Clane GAA Club.

The following year Fr. Paul Dempsey was installed as the societies first President and John Tutty became the first Captain. In 2001 the first Captains Day prize was played for and won by Martin Murphy. The following year Theresa Lynch became the first Player of the Year recipient. In 2003 the inaugural Presidents Prize sponsored by Tom Redmond, was played for and the winner was Carmel O’Leary.

The 2019 Presidents Prize & Captain’s Cup was won by Noel Kinsella who completed a unique double. Peter Redmond had a superb year and was crowned the societies Golfer of the Year.

The Society has had three members who have recorded a Hole-in-One during outings. The first was by Padraig Ging in Grange Castle. John Keating and Liam Gibbons have also had the privilege.

From humble beginnings the society celebrates its 20th year in existence. As ever, the Society seeks new members to carry it forward and Golfers of all ages and abilities are wanted for this small and friendly Society. If you don’t have a Handicap don’t worry, after your first round the society will provide one for you. The society play nine outings a year (March to November) on some of Leinster’s finest courses. This years courses are Bunclody, Lisheen Springs, Edenderry, Kilkea Castle, Grange Castle, Trim, Portarlington, Rathcore & Newbridge.

So, here’s looking forward to some great Golf outings to come and a bright future for Clane GAA Golf Society.