Captains & Presidents Day to Juniors 2016

Captains & Presidents Prize to Junior Girls – Sunday 18th September


On Sunday the 18th September, the Captains and Presidents Prize to the Juniors took place. The girls competition was preceded by the Junior Boys Competition.


Due to the windy weather conditions the girls competition was reduced to a three hole stroke competition and the results were as follows;


5th Class Girls

1st Emily Markham

2nd Riona Conneely

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4th Class Girls

1st Siún McGovern

2nd Alice Kilfeather



Congratulations to all the winners and well done to everyone who played and made it a most enjoyable day.The golf was followed by food and the presentation of prizes in the clubhouse.

Many thanks to Audrey Dinneen and Lily Sheehan who kindly sponsored the beautiful prizes, and to Cathal Donnellan who sponsored the food after the golf.  A huge thank you to the Junior Girls Committee for organising the day.

Connacht Success for Junior Girls

Connacht May Fitzgibbon Foursomes 

Congratulations to Caoimhe Slemon and Aoife McGovern who qualified for the All Ireland Final of the May Fitzgibbon Foursomes competition at the district final in Ballyhaunis on the 2nd April 2016. They final will take place in Greysones Golf Club on Monday July 25th.

May Fitzgibbon Winners 2016


2016 Connacht May Fitzgibbon Foursomes

2nd April 2016

Ballyhaunis Golf Club 

Results :

1st Ailbhe Bourke( Enniscrone GC) & Niamh Cronin (Co Sligo GC)    35 pts 

2nd Caoimhe Slemon (Bearna GC) & Aoife McGovern (Bearna GC)   30 pts 

Gross Lorna Mullally (Tuam GC) & Shona  Henderick (Tuam GC)      14 pts 

3rd Vicki Conlon (Enniscrone GC) & Lisa Sweeney (Enniscrone GC)  29 pts

Connacht Junior Girls Alliance dates & Competitions




For the “Professionals”


Competition Venue Date Contact Info
Irish Girls Close Championship Galway Bay July 15 to 18th HC limit 18
GolfStyle Connacht Girls Open Championships Castle Dargan July 23 to 24 Mary McHugh (085) HC limit 30
GolfStyle Connacht Girls U16 Open Co. Longford August 10 Mary McHugh( 085) HC Limit 35
Connacht Girls Inter-Club (team of 3) Castlebar August 4 to 5 Mary McHugh (085) HC limit 28 (29-35permitted)

Note: There is and Under 12s skills challenge at the Irish Girls Close in Galway Bay.  Contact for details

Alliances and Fun Days to suit all ages (incl under 12s)and abilities

Venue Date Contact Venue Date Contact
Athenry 2 July  10.00-11.30 Julie Carr  (086) 8363717 Castlebar 9 July
Portumna 30 July 12.00 Ann Fahy  (087) 6220733 Co. Sligo 20 July 12.00 (9hole)
Loughrea 18 August 10.00 Siobhan Glynn (087) 9880552 Co. Sligo 20 July 13.40 (18hole)
Enniscrone 22 August 12.00


Lady Captains Prize to Junior Girls

Lady Captain Marian invites all Junior Girls to play for her Captains Prize to Junior Girls on Wednesday 24th June from 12 noon.

There will be two separate competitions;


18 Hole Stableford Competition off the red tees for all Junior Girls with a playing handicap – Entry Fee €3 Tee times 12pm-2pm




5 Hole Stableford Competition from the Junior Tees – Entry Fee €2 Tee times start at 4pm



Lots of Fun and Prizes.

Food and Presentation of Prizes afterwards in the clubhouse.

Junior Girls News – June 2015


Junior Girls News June 2015


Dear Parents,

We hope that your children are enjoying their golf lessons. The first programme of 10 lessons is due to finish at the end of June. We have already had 6 lessons and the dates for the next four lessons are at 5.00pm on: Friday 5th June, 12th June, 19th June and 26th June.

The Junior Drive In and Captains Day will take place on Wednesday 24th June and we welcome all our juniors to take part. There will be a stableford competition for the Improvers and a scramble for the Beginners. From the 1st July the Junior Girls will move to Wednesdays. There will be another course of 10 lessons running through the summer with a break for Race week and the week after.

To accommodate varying abilities we have divided the group into Beginners and Improvers. This will permit better tuition for each level. We would ask that the all golfers arrive at the club 15 minutes before their lesson ready to golf. Improvers will have their lesson first at 10am and Beginners at 10.30am. We would like if the Improvers played 9 holes after their lesson while the Beginners will take part in a game related to what they have learned.

For Improvers, the competition entry fee is €2. The girls will sign into the competition book before play and complete score cards. Ideally we will have 6 cards from each girl to allow them to get an official handicap by September. We will track the scores each week and the most improved golfer will be awarded the Junior Cup at the end of the year.

The junior programme is run entirely by volunteers from the Ladies Club, we need parents to help by volunteering to supervise each week. A parent is needed with Geoff at the lesson and we also need people to supervise the Improvers on the course. If you are unable to supervise on your allocated date, please contact another parent to take your place. Your support is vital to make the Junior Programme successful.

The junior girls have paid to be members of the Golf Club so we urge parents to bring the girls out on the course with them. This is the only way that they will improve and remain interested in the game and it is a great way to spend some fun time with your child.

Golf is weather dependent so if there are poor weather conditions, there will be no lesson. Please contact Cathal on 091 592677 or Geoff 086 818 5732 if you are in doubt as to whether the session is on. We are delighted to have your daughters in Bearna and thank you for your support.

Bearna Golf Club Ladies Committee




Molly O’Connor
Sarah Carroll
Anna Gavin
Emma Burke
Aoife McGovern
Ciara Keenan
Sarah Kilfeather
Caoimhe Slemon
Caoimhe McDermott
Ava Francis
Katie Grealis
Zara Greenan
Amy Keenan
Olivia Murphy
Alocin Murphy
Anna Martin


Riona Conneely
Naoise Dillon
Niamh Costello
Alison Joyce
Alice Kilfeather
Emily Markham
Katie Murphy
Holly Wright
Siun McGovern
Iona McDonnell

Aoife O Loughlin

Junior Girls Golf Programme 2015

Bearna Golf Club Junior Programme 2015

Date Schedule

Wed 8th April Registration for Junior Golf 2015

Fri 10th April Lesson and activity

Fri 17thApril Lesson and activity

Fri 24th April Lesson and activity

Fri 1st May Lesson and activity

Fri 8thMay Lesson and activity

Fri 15thMay Lesson and activity

Fri 22nd May Lesson and activity

Fri 29th May Lesson and activity

Fri 5th June Lesson and activity

Fri 12th June Lesson and activity

Fri 19th June Lesson and activity

Wed 24th June Captains Prize to Juniors

Wed 1st July Sessions begins on Wednesday Mornings –Lesson and Activity

Wed 8th July Lesson and activity

Wed 15th July Lesson and activity

Wed 22th July Lesson and activity

Wed 29th July No Golf- Ladies Club Break

Wed 5th August No Golf- Ladies Club Break

Wed 12th August Lesson and activity

Wed 19th August Lesson and activity

Wed 26rd August Presidents Prize to Juniors (Date Subject to change)

Fri 4th September Sessions on Fridays- Lesson and activity

Fri 11th September Lesson and activity

Fri 18th September Lesson and activity

Fri 25th September Lesson and activity

Happy 18th Birthday Caoimhe

Birthday Wishes to our Junior Girls Captain Caoimhe…


Congratulations to our Junior Girls Captain Caoimhe Slemon who celebrates her 18th birthday today Saturday 4th April…

Good Luck Ciara in the National Junior Medal Final

2014 National Junior Medal Final

Congratulations to our very talented Junior Girls Captain Ciara Lynagh who has qualified for the National Junior Medal Final which takes place on Wednesday 29th October in Seapoint Golf Club, Termonfeckin, Co. Louth.

The criteria for qualification was as follows; The 10 juniors who reduced their handicap by the greatest margin in the period March 1 – August 31 qualify automatically and also the 50 players (plus ties) with the lowest aggregate of 3 nett score differentials (relative to CSS), for any stroke or stableford rounds recorded on GolfNet, one in each month June, July and August.

We are very proud of Ciara as she is just one of three girls to qualify from Connacht. Ciara will be accompanied to Seapoint GC by Lady Captain Deirdre and her caddie for the day Aoife McGovern.

Best of luck Ciara in the competition.

Junior Captain Ciara is an All Ireland Minor Football Champion..

Junior Girls Captain Ciara Lynagh is an All Ireland Gaelic Champion..

Galway Minor Girls

Well done to our Junior Captain Ciara Lynagh and the Galway Minor ladies footballers who beat Cork in a cracking All-Ireland final in Birr last weekend. The final score was 3-21 to 4-13. ( Ciara is pictured holding the All Ireland Minor Cup at the teams victory parade in Bearna on Sunday 10th August)

Well Done Ciara from all the Junior Girls….

Caoimhe McDermott wins Lady Captains Prize to Junior Girls 2014

Results of Lady Captain Deirdre’s Prize to Junior Girls July 9th 2014


Caoimhe McDermott secures top prize in style!

Well done to all the girls who competed for our Lady Captains Prize to junior girls on Wednesday 9th July 2014. Congratulations to all the prize winners and well done to Caoimhe McDermott who was the clear winner of the Lady Captains Prize to Junior Girls 2014 with a wonderful score of 36 points.



18 Hole Stableford Competition

1st  Caoimhe McDermott

2nd Caoimhe Slemon

3rd  Sarah Carroll

4th Aoife McGovern


9 Hole Stableford Competition

1st Ciara Keenan

2nd Olivia Murphy

3rd Molly O Connor

4th Emma Burke

5th Zara Greenan


5 Hole Competition

1st Amy Keenan

2nd Katie Grealis

3rd Ava Francis