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Monday, 27 July 2009

Roscommon GC Official Opening of New Greens

The official opening of the newly remodelled greens at Roscommon GC took place recently. The tape was cut by the President-Elect of the GUI, Mr. Sean McMahon and ILGU Western District Chairperson, Mrs. Pat Farrell. Also in attendance were a number of GUI dignitaries and many members and guests. Thankfully the weather was kind to us that evening and hereunder is an extract of the address by Mr. Eugene Fayne, Chairman of the Connaught Branch GUI:

“I had the pleasure of playing the course, and I honestly can say that the design and construction are first class and are a credit to all involved”.

Roscommon Golf Club boasts a long history of success, and has produced many fine golfers as well as administrators who have gone on to achieve honours at the highest level. Very few clubs in Ireland can boast of producing two Presidents of the Golfing Union of Ireland, The late Tom Rogers (President 1978) and Tommy Grealy (President in 1999). The Club can also be proud of those members who have also achieved International Honours, namely: Eddie Connaughton, Paula Mulry, Mark McGuigan, Ruth McGuigan, Ailbhe Farrell, Ann McCormack, and Deirdre Judge who all received Junior International Selection. Lynn Sweeney, Deirdre Mahon and Ken Kearney who received full International Honours. Several existing members of the club currently play and active role in the administration of golf at local , provincial and national level, in both the Irish Ladies Golfing Union and the Golfing Union of Ireland.

Club member Helen Sweeney has served for many years on the Irish Ladies Golfing Union and she currently serves on the rules committee of that union. Club member Mary McGuigan served for 13 years on the ILGU, where she held down many roles. Roscommon Golf Club President, Michael Connaughton, currently serves as Hon. Secretary on the Connaught Branch of the GUI and is a member of the National Executive of that Union. Club member Cathal McConn, currently serves as convenor of Junior Golf with the Connaught Branch and is also a member of the Irish Junior Selection Committee. Club member Kevin Henry currently serves as a member of our Connaught Championship Committee , and club member Ken Kearney currently serves as a member of the Irish Senior Selection Committee. Mr. Fayne, congratulated the club on its progressive development and dedication displayed by both it’s members, committee and staff, in making Roscommon Golf Club one of the finest courses in the country.