Gold Coast Golf Club
Ballinacourty, Dungarvan,
Co. Waterford.

Goldcoast Golf Club Notes 17th July 2022


If Carlsberg did golf, then they would run the John McGrath Charity day as this year’s event was probably the best one ever. Glorious sunshine with a slight breeze was the order of the day.

The buzz around the kiosk from 8.15 on was electric as players gathered to find out the format of the competition and what tees they would be playing off. The catering crews were also arriving and getting things ready to feed the hungry golfers as they arrived at the food stations. By 9am all the players were on the course and in action. The smell of the BBQ was wafting over the course and tempting all the golfers, especially those who missed breakfast.

As the day progressed the craic improved, and golfers were enjoying the culinary expertise of those providing the burgers, sausages at the 9th tee and the sandwiches and tea and coffee at the kiosk. Some unbelievable golf was being played by most teams and this was reflected in the scoring we were treated to a beautiful meal in the hotel where the presentation took place.


We were joined by the McGrath family and by Fr Jerry Condon PP, we also had Paula French from Dungarvan Community Hospital who gave us an insight to where the monies raised would be going.  Sean McGrath then spoke of his father the late John McGrath and how he would be so happy to see the turn out for this special day.   Both our Captains spoke thanking every one for taking part a special word of thanks to Bob O’Brien and his committee John White, Maurice Fennell and Michael Wall, our kiosk staff for their help and green keeping staff for having the course in fabulous condition as always, and to the ladies committee for the beautiful sandwiches they provided. Thanks also to Tim O’Driscoll and family for looking after the food on the 9th, Michael Wall for the burgers and sausages, Liam Clancy for Food Transportation, Currans Foods for the buns and rolls, the hotel staff for their hard work and anyone else that helped in any way it is much appreciated so a big thank you to everyone.


John McGrath Charity Day Results Wed 13th July:

1st: Rosie Murphy, Mary Kiely, Ger Hallinan, Eileen Goode 194 pts

2nd: John Kiely, Katie Kiely, Bryan Kiely, Jack Kiely, Thomas Kiely 190 pts

3rd: Neil Dermody, Lúcás O’Cuirrin, Fearghal O’Cuirrin, Paraic O’Lonain 189 pts

4th: Nicholas Fitzgerald, Helena Fitzgerald, John O’Brien, JP O’Brien, Tony Byrne, Evan Walsh 189 pts

5th: Maurice Fennell, Josephine Fennell, Aisling Fennell, John Walsh 188 pts

6th: Mark Lenihan, Seanie Lenihan, Michael Lenihan, Jack McGrath, Martin Morris 186 pts

7th: Jim Conroy, Tony Fitzgerald, Ned Connors, Gerry Raher, Nicky Hayes 186 pts

8th: Peter McArdle, Tom O’Brien, Tim O’Driscoll, Vincent Hyland 185 pts

Best Scramble Score: Nicholas Power, Michael Kavanagh, Conor O’Brien, Freddie McGuckin 93 pts

Best Score Two to Count: Elaine Nash, Teresa Queally, DD Hannigan, Isobel Kirwan 98 pts

Hole in One: Frank Farrelly



A few members have contacted me regarding stray balls on the course with no shout been called its most important to shout fore if your ball goes in the wrong direction than which you intended for everyone’s safety.



Our President Frank will host his Prize on the weekend of the 19th to 21st August 2022. Details in the coming weeks.



Thank you to all members who have paid their annual subscriptions in full. Please note outstanding balances are now due. Please contact the office regarding settlement. Thank you for your continued support.


Tues 12th July 2022

1st Barry Jordan Stackstown (28) 43pts

2nd Tim Dalton (18) 42pts

3rd Tom Lyons Dungarvan (19) 42pts

1st Lady Aine O’Rourke Craddockstown


Fri 15th July

1st Thomas Goodall Dungarvan (9) 39pts

2nd Christopher Brabstown Slievenamon (27) 39pts

Gross: Leo Byrne Kilkenny (3) 36pts

1st Lady: Finola Butler Newlands (24) 41pts

2nd Lady: Marie T Curran West Waterford (23) 39pts


Sat. 16th July Club Singles S/F

1st James Hayes (9) 42

2nd Brendan Coughlan (17) 40

3rd Jake Moore (18) 39

4th Kieran Cullinan (6) 39


Sun 17th July Monthly Medal

1st Willie Moore (23) 63

2nd Michael Whelan (18) 69

3rd Paddy Walsh (17) 70

Gross Michael White (+1) 74

HH Maurice Fennell (20) 75



Tues. 19th July Open Gents Singles S/F

Fri 22nd July Open Gents Singles S/F

Sat. 23rd Club Competition, Open Gents Singles S/F

Sun 24th July Vice Presidents Prize, Open Gents Singles S/F

Tues. 26th July Open Gents Singles S/F



Here at the Gold Coast Golf Club we have fantastic Introductory rates for new members: New Gents member only €500 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee. New Gents Senior (65+) only €400 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee. New Lady member only €400 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee. New Lady Senior (65+) only €350 inclusive of Golf Ireland affiliation fee.

For an application form or further information on our fees, please contact our Director of Golf Irene on or 058 44055



Gold Coast Golf Club warmly welcome Societies and Green fees and we look forward to greeting you and your guests and friends in 2022. For bookings contact Irene Lynch our Director of Golf on 05844055 or for favorable rates and to discuss your booking requirements.





10 Hole On-going Competition

18 Hole On-going 2 card Competition

Mon 18 July Open 3Ball sponsored by David Kirwan

Sat/Sun 23/24 July 18 Hole (GOY) sponsored by David Hayes

Sat/Sun 30/31 July 18 Hole S/F sponsored by Willow & Oak

Sun 7th Aug President’s Prize to Ladies (GOY)

Open 18 Hole Competition for Ladies and Gents every Tue and Friday



Congratulations to Rosie Murphy (11) who came third with a very respectable score of 35pts in the Irish Golfer Series, Ladies Section last Sunday in Dromoland Castle GC. While it is a fabulous course, it’s not for the feint hearted and requires precision golf, no problem to our Rosie!! Her prize was the new Taylor Made Rescue Wood, so watch this space!!

Congratulations also to Lorraine Troy who won the Annual Ladies Open 36 hole competition at the Cunnigar Pitch & Putt Club last week after claiming Best Nett in the National Senior Stroke Play in Fermoy P&P Club recently!! This is another lady on fire, especially with the short game, it’s great to have this calibre of player in the club and we wish them every success for the year. Well Done!!



The top 8 rankings after the last 3 GOY competitions are as follows:

Karen Darcy 17pts

Irene Lynch 16pts

Angela O’Connor 16pts

Mary Dunbar 15pts

Leanne Bumster 14pts

Deirdre Ruane 14pts

Katie Kiely 13pts

Mary Kiely 10pts

Well Done everybody and it’s all to play for in the next couple of GOY competitions. Full list of contenders available on our WhatsApp group.



On Wednesday 13th July, the club held a 36 hole golf event in honour of our founder John McGrath with a massive entry of 22 teams. This was a fun event, with food and refreshments in plentiful supply throughout the 36 holes ranging from tea/coffee, sandwiches, bars, water, minerals and beer at the carpark to a BBQ at the 9th tee with a plentiful supply of refreshments. A sit down meal was provided in the hotel after which presentation of prizes took place. The winning team which was an all ladies team resulted in rip-roaring applause, so congrats to: L. Pres. Ger Hallinan, L. V/Capt. Rosie Murphy, H/Cap Sec. Mary Kiely and Eileen Good with a score of 194pts

The money raised on the day exceeded €6,000 between entry fees and donations which will be used to purchase special chairs for the Palliative Care Ward in Dungarvan

Community Hospital. Director of Nursing Paula French accepted the donation with grateful appreciation of the club’s efforts and the show of solidarity from the members.

Our grateful thanks to our many sponsors who donate every time and help make these charity events run so smoothly, it is much appreciated!! A special word of thanks to Bob and his committee who organised the whole event and had it running like clockwork.

Thanks to Ann and the McGrath family who were ever present throughout the day to give a hand where it was needed, it was really appreciated.

Thank You to our L.Capt. Isobel and ladies who prepped on Tuesday evening and catered all day Wednesday to keep the golfers sustained during the 36 holes. It was a fabulous day for all involved, and everybody went home tired but happy!!



Commiserations to Alice and our Junior Cup team who played against Tramore on Saturday. Our ladies put up a good fight but the visitors were a stronger side and it all came down to the last putt on the 18th. Well done to our girls and wishing Tramore the very best of luck going forward!!



Presentation of all outstanding prizes will take place @ 6.30pm on Thursday 28th July at the Gold Coast.



The above event is fast approaching and those interested in playing should add their names to sheet posted in kiosk.



The second of our Open 3 Ball Events takes place on Mon 18th July and is kindly sponsored by David Kirwan.

Visitor entry is €15

H/Cap limit 36



Golf Ireland guidelines have stated that all 3 handicaps must be recorded on cards for competition and casual rounds for handicap purposes. To avoid disqualification you must record your h/cap index, playing h/cap and most importantly the course h/cap, all of these are available on the Golf Ireland app and also on screen when you log in for competitions. It is also important not to enter a zero for stableford competitions as it interferes with standard scratch, if you blank a hole just record the shots as the computer will adjust accordingly. All scores must be recorded by the marker and signed in agreement with the player before being returned no later than 30mins after you finish your round.



Ladies, if you had ever thought of taking up golf, now is the time to do it, our Lady Captain Isobel and any committee member would be delighted to take out potential members and showcase our beautiful course and unrivalled scenery!! There are great deals on offer for new members and beginners including tuition, please contact our Director of Golf Irene or Brian in the kiosk on 058 44055 for more information.


Gold Coast Golf Club, Dungarvan

Gold Coast Golf Club, Dungarvan is a championship parkland course. There are unrivaled views of Dungarvan Bay, the Irish Sea and Helvick Head. Mature tree-lined fairways laid out in 1939 are cleverly mingled with the long and challenging newer holes.

18 holes, par 72, stretching 6,204 metres [6,785 yards] and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean for 1.5 miles.

Gold Coast Golf Club

County Waterford,

Post Code: X35 P868

Tel: (058)44055


Course Status

The course is open today Thursday 13th June 2024.


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