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Roll of Honour

Carrick-on-Suir Golf Club was founded in 1939. The original course was located at Whitechurch, three miles north of the town. The first President of the Club was Mr Richard Dalton and the Captain was Mr Jack F O'Brien. Play continued on the 9 hole course at Whitechurch until 1943. In 1943 the Club purchased a farm of land at Garravoone on the County Waterford side of the town and just over two miles from the town centre. The land was rough, covered with rocks, ferns and scrub. Those members who remember it at the time of purchase still wonder how it was ever possible to turn it into a golf course. However, with the enthusiasm of the members and advice on the lay-out from Tramore Golf Club's grounds man, Tommy Ryan, the course was ready for play in 1943, under the Captaincy of Canon James Harty who, at the time, was curate in Carrick. The President was Mr William Dowley.

 

The course was retained in its original format until 1975, when it was decided to remodel it and increase its length - the Club having a spare 7 acres to utilise in this development. Eddie Hackett designed the 9 hole 5, 948 yard course. It was ready for play in 1976, and had an automatic watering system for the first time. Although, as of yet, Carrick has not produced any outstanding golfers, it has produced many useful ones. One national competition in which Carrick has made history is the Annual Carrolls Pro-Am Tournament, which was run each year since 1980, in conjunction with the Carrolls Irish Open Championship. Carrick is the only club in Ireland to have qualified for the finals for six years in succession from 1980 - 1986. In 1981, Carrick, represented by Noel Drohan, William O'Callaghan and Pat Wall, partnered by Sandy Lyle, recorded a tremendous victory at Portmarnock. In 1986 our team won the Club's only Golfing Union Pennant by winning the Munster Country Clubs Cup at Mallow Golf Club. In 1989 the Club celebrated its Golden Jubilee Year. The highlights of the year were the conferring of a Civic Reception on the Club by the Urban District Council and a Golden Jubilee Am-Am Competition in which 14 of Ireland's top amateurs, including the then reigning Irish Champion, Paul McGinley (Grange) and past Champion, Eddie Power (Tramore), and many other international players competed. The President of the Munster Council of the G.U.I., Mr John F O'Reilly, honoured us with a visit on Captain's Day.

 

At the outset in Garravoone, a small bungalow-type Clubhouse was constructed and this building was enlarged and expanded over the years as membership grew. In 1967, when Liam Hogan was Captain, it was decided to build an extension to include a dance floor and this work was carried out during the following year, under the captaincy of Willie Morrissey. In 1982 a new kitchen was added to the extension. In 1989 it was decided that the time had come to carry out a major reconstruction of the bar-lounge and locker rooms. The first drawings were drawn up by our member Architect Jimmy Flynn. In 1990 under the Captaincy of Pat Shannon the final plans were drawn up and the magnificent job was finished and had its official opening on Sunday, 19th May 1991.

 

A major course development occurred in 1995 when the Club purchased land and created an extra 9 holes, arguably one of the finest and most scenic stretch of golf holes in the South East of Ireland. This 18 hole golf course has now matured into a most enjoyable and challenging golfing experience for our own members and our very welcome visitors.

Year

 

1939

1940

1941

1942

1943

1944

1945

1946

1947

1948

1949

1950

1951

1952

1953

1954

1955

1956

1957

1958

1959

1960

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

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1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Presidents

 

R. Dalton

R. Dalton

R. Dalton

W. S. Dowley

W. S. Dowley

W. S. Dowley

W. S. Dowley

W. S. Dowley

W. S. Dowley

W. S. Dowley

E. G. Dowley

E. G. Dowley

P. J. Murphy

P. J. Murphy

R. L. Bourke

R. L. Bourke

W. F. Galvin

W. F. Galvin

W. F.Galvin

P. Walsh

W. Morrissey

Rev. P. Madigan

Rev. J. Murphy

Rev. I Phelan

J. Hearn

J. Hearn

A. Power

J. Connolly

J. F. Roche

J. DeLacy

M. F. Fogarty

T. Morrissey

H. E. Nolan

M. J. O'Keeffe

B. P. Hynes

P. F. Baldwin

Rev. F. Teehan

Rev. R. Arthure

M. Reddy

M. F. Cleary

J. Parle

P. M. Nolan

L. Hogan

T. O'Keeffe

S. Kenny

J. B. Moore

S. Meade

P. J. Drohan

T. F. Comerford

J. Fleming

H. E. Nolan

H. E. Nolan

H. E. Nolan

W. A. Battye

J. P. Coffey

J. M. Healy

P. F. Coghlan

J. Brett

T. Power

R. L. Holden

W. V. Galvin

J Dowling

D. Power

D. Kelly

A. O'Doherty

G. Bourke

R. M. Fox

L. Daniels

M. Hassett

M. Hassett

B. Kennedy

John McNamara

John Geraghty

Kevin Barry

John Geraghty

Raymond Power

Martin O'Mahony

Philip O'Brien

Philip O'Brien

 

Captains

 

J.F. O'Brien

Dr. J Phelan

W.F. Galvin

J. Kerr

Rev. J. Harty

R. L. Burke

T. K. Rossiter

T. Parle

E. G. Dowley

Dr. P.J. Kelleher

P.G. Feehan

P. F. Baldwin

Dr. P. Derivan

J. McGrath

P. Fleming

Dr. T.P.O'Brien

J.F.N. Quirk

B. P. Hynes

E. G. Dowley

W. J. Aherne

B. Horan

J. B. Kennedy

M. Coghlan

G. Quirk

M. J. O'Flynn

Rev. J. Murphy

Rev. J. Callanan

Dr. T. P. O'Brien

L. Hogan

W. Morrissey

T. Ryan

J. Feehan

P. M. Nolan

M. F. Cleary

P. J. O'Sullivan

S. O'Sullivan

M. J. Hanrahan

J. A. O'Keeffe

H. E. Nolan

M. J. O'Keeffe

P. F. Coghlan

W. V. Galvin

P. F. Fitzgerald

J. P. Coffey

T. Power

J. Lalor

M. J. O'Sullivan

J. Dowling

P. D. Molloy

P. D. Molloy

B. P. Hynes

P. J. Shannon

R. L. Holden

T. F. Comerford

J. Flynn

M. A. O'Brien

M. Kelly

N. Torpey

N. Doran

J. P. Coffey

G. Grant

F. Bourke

P. Costello

J. Butler

L. Dowley

J. Healy

J. Brett

B. Kennedy

J. McNamara

D. Power

R. Fox

Liam Daniels

Robert Barry

Tony Leonard

Michael Hassett

Michael Hassett

Tom Cooney  

James B. Kirwan

Martin Ellis

 

Honorary Secretary

 

J. Walsh

J. Walsh

R. Gough

R. Gough

J. O'Donnell

E. Guiry

J. B. Connell

J. B. Connell

J. B. Connell

J.E.N. Quirk

J.E.N. Quirk

P. O'Sullivan

J. Parle

J. Parle

J. Parle

B. P. Hynes

B. P. Hynes

J. Parle

R. L. Burke

R. F. Phelan

A. Mullins

M. F. Cleary

Mark Cleary

P. F Baldwin

B. P. Hynes

J. F. Roche

M. M. Waide

P. J. O'Sullivan

B. P. Hynes

B. P. Hynes

B. P. Hynes

S. O'Neill

B. P. Hynes

P. M. Nolan

P. M. Nolan

B. P. McGuinness

B. P. Hynes

J. Lalor

J. Lalor

J. Lalor

J. Lalor

N. Torpey

N. Torpey

B. P. Hynes

B. P. Hynes

S. Meade

M. Kelly

M. Kelly

M. Kelly

M. Kelly

M. Kelly

M. Guiry

M. Guiry

M. Guiry

T. F. Comerford

G. Grant

G. Grant

M. Kelly

M. Kelly

M. Kelly

M. Kelly

P. Coffey

P. Coffey

P. Coffey

D. Power

D. Power

D. Power

D. Power

P. Coffey

P. Coffey

P. Coffey

P. Coffey

Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly

Michael  O'Sullivan

Michael  O'Sullivan

Michael  O'Sullivan

Michael  O'Sullivan

Michael Allen

 

 

Sandy Lyle

 

Sean Kelly

 

Michael Allen

 

Vera O'Donnell

B. P. Hynes (Past President G.U.I.) in a typical roll in the 1960's checking cards, keenly observed by members including Honorary Members Jimmy Parle and Liam Hogan.

Year

 

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015 

2016

2017

Presidents

 

Breed Hearne

Fidelma Morrissey

Celine Ní Chochlaigh

Phil Brannigan

Teresa Dermody

Audrey Fitzpatrick

Mai Kennedy

Josie O’Doherty

Margaret Whelan

Maureen Murray

Connie Walsh

Liz Lawrence

Marian Bourke

Tess O’Shea

Deirdre Fitzpatrick

Gemma Walsh

Breda Comerford

Joan Reade

 

Captains

 

Teresa Darmody

Margaret Fitzgerald

Mai Kennedy

Mary O'Connell

Lena Foran

Anne Ellis

Antoinette Dunphy

Tess O'Shea

Jackie Kirwan

Dierdre Fitzpatrick

Kitty Flynn

Breda Daniels

Geraldine Costello

Pattie Leonard

Margaret Whelan

Emer Musiol

Janet White

Frances Steele