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Skerries Snooker Team wins a tough away match against Malahide

Congratulations to our Snooker panel

on a great away win to Malahide this week. Skerries won a hard fought match against a strong Malahide team. The match came down to the last ball in the last frame, Mike Weldon potting the final black with an excellent cut shot into the bottom left pocket. 

Well done to the panel, Stan Pyke, Gareth Goss, Bendan Shanahan, Joe Byrne, Anto Hand and John McDonnell. John took care of the team this week in the absence of team manager Mark Walls.

Survey for Golf Ireland on a planned New Website to replace Golfnet in 2020

Golf Ireland are developing a new website to replace Golfnet in 2020.
They would like us to help them understand how we use golfnet.ie so they can create the best possible user experience for all.
Please take the time to complete the survey to help inform the direction of the new website.

You can take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FJ3TTVX

Many thanks on behalf of Golf Ireland.

Golf Ireland Update – News from the Unions on the new Governing Body

Received from GUI on 18th November 2019.

Golf Ireland Update

Nine months have passed since the historic decision to form Golf Ireland by clubs of the Golfing Union of Ireland and the Irish Ladies Golf Union. Since then, intensive work has been underway behind the scenes to ensure a smooth implementation of the Golf Ireland Proposal and ultimately, the transition to a new single governing body.

The Transition Board have met eight times since their appointment in March 2019 and are determined to ensure their schedule for Golf Ireland to go live in January 2021 is delivered.

Alongside the tasks of the various Sub Committees, the first Chief Executive of Golf Ireland has been recruited. Mark Kennelly has had a distinguished career in Government and politics and promises to bring a wealth of strategic knowledge to his role. Kennelly will officially begin his tenure in mid-December but has already begun on a part-time basis as CEO Designate.

As mentioned, members of the Golf Ireland Sub Committees cover the following areas:

–          Finance and Governance

–          Branding, Logo and Website

–          Property and Office Accommodation

–          Handicapping

–          Competitions and Tournaments

–          Models of Club Governance

–          Organisational Structures

–          Volunteering

Significant steps taken to date include:

–          The development and planned launch of the Golf Ireland brand identity, logo and website with The Public House agency

–          Communication with club delegates at the GUI Provincial ADMs and ILGU District AGMs

–          The establishment of a volunteering Sub Committee which aims to continue the culture of volunteering at club, regional and national level, something which golf is heavily dependent on

–          Agreement that the first Regional AGMs of Golf Ireland, attended by clubs, will take place in November 2020. Additionally, in depth consultation regarding Regional structures and zones has taken place with current GUI and ILGU volunteers

 

While this important transition work is taking place, it is reiterated that, throughout the next 13 months, the GUI and ILGU will continue to operate as normal.

The Confederation of Golf will also be transferring to Golf Ireland as golf club development and club services continue to be a crucial offering of the new body.

Chairperson of the Transition Board Tim O’Connor said: ‘As a group, the Transition Board believe we are building on tremendous foundations based on the great legacy delivered by both Unions over the past 128 years. Some nine months into the transition period, I can report that there is a strong sense of common purpose and a shared determination that together we can and must make the most of  this exciting opportunity for golf on the island of Ireland, and deliver on its potential to the full.’

*Members of Transition Board: Tim O’Connor (Chairperson)(Edmondstown)); Pauline Bailie (Belvoir Park); Mary Culliton (The Heath); Ian Kerr (Royal Portrush); Brege McCarrick (Mullingar); Joe McNamara (The Heath); John Power (Portmarnock); Brian Punch (Castletroy); Fiona Scott (Dun Laoghaire).

 

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2019 Roll of Honour – Our Prize Winners for the Golfing Year

Congratulations to all our 2019 Prize Winners.
Prizes were presented by Captains, Peter and Maire, on Saturday 26th October 2019.  Many thanks to all who took part in the many competitions throughout the year and the best of luck to all for 2020.
A particular well done to our 2019 Golfers of the Year, Paul Byrne and Irene Whelan.

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