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125 years of golf at Lahinch

LAHINCH is celebrating 125 years of golf this year and the club council has approved an additional calendar of events to celebrate this special milestone. The 125th celebratory events will run in conjunction with the fixtures card. Lahinch Golf Club was founded on Good Friday, April 15, 1892 and to commence the celebrations, the normal timescale for events over the Easter weekend have been changed. The AGM for both the men’s and ladies’ clubs will take place at 1.30pm, followed by the club AGM at 3pm. These changes are to facilitate the unveiling of a bronze plaque at the Post Office, Main Street, Lahinch, the original site of Sharry’s Hotel where the club was founded, followed by the captains’ drive-in. On Easter Sunday, the 125 History Book will be launched in the clubhouse. During the year, the club will host a number of associations, including the Irish Golf Tour Operators in April and the Irish Golf Writers Association, who are …

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Marie sinks a golden putt

There was more good news for Clare at the European Transplant & Dialysis Games in Krakow this Wednesday. In golf, Marie O’Connor from Lahinch was delighted to win a gold medal in the singles event and her teammate, Eoghan O’Neill from Newmarket-on-Fergus (now living in Limerick) also secured gold in the men’s singles (gross). Richard Costello from Limerick city won a bronze medal in the Golf (nett) event.

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Doonbeg Pier feasibility study

CLARE County Council is to contribute €5,000 towards a feasibility study of Doonbeg Pier. This will evaluate the potential of upgrading the pier, which has been the subject of a long campaign by Doonbeg Community Council. “Doonbeg has a small pier which is inadequate and because it is tidal people can only access the pier at certain tides. The community is doing everything to develop tourism. Doonbeg is on the coast, so sea-angling would be a normal extension of its tourism product,” commented Clare TD Michael McNamara. “I expect that sea-angling would be popular with customers of Doonbeg Golf Resort. Now that the resort is part of the worldwide Trump organisation, there is renewed optimism in Doonbeg for the future of tourism and the upgrade of the local pier infrastructure has to be considered as a good investment,” he added. Money is available from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to develop piers but only when the project …

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Mountshannon takes gold in Tidy Towns

EAST Clare has fared out very well at this year’s Tidy Towns competition, with gold and bronze medals going to Mountshannon and Tuamgraney respectively, while Tulla received the endeavour award for the county. Mountshannon was awarded gold in category A of the Tidy Towns competition with 311 points, just five points shy of the national winners Moynalty, County Meath. Indeed its potential for national success was something that was pointed out by the Mountshannon’s tidy town’s adjudicator. “If you sustain your current enthusiasm and commitment and attend to the relatively few remaining issues for attention Mountshannon has the potential to again secure the top prize,” the adjudicator commented. Mountshannon also received a highly commended in the county awards. Another East Clare village celebrating this week is Tuamgraney, having taken a bronze medal in category B with 304 points, seven points more than their 2012 effort. Their potential for national success was also noted in their tidy towns report. “If you sustain …

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