Monday, December 19, 2011

A Successful Year

As we come to the end of this very successful year for the club, mention must be made of the very generous sponsorship that we received from local businesses and individuals over the past 12 months. Our club would not survive without the on-going support of local people. Year after year, our sponsors have been the life-blood of this club and have played a major part in the progression of the club. The club is 21 years in existence, and over that time the club has gone from strength to strength. Once again this year we have had major success at both Provincial and National level. This would not be possible without the support of our community.
Thanks to the very hard work and commitment of some of our members, which is all done on a voluntary basis, our course is in sublime condition. The amount of hard work that goes into the maintenance of the course has to be seen to be believed and should be acknowledged by all our members.

Dungarvan Town Council has been of great support to the club in 2011. Even in these times of limited resources, the Council have done their best to give us whatever help they can, and we are extremely grateful for this ongoing support.

To all our Sponsors, Members and Supporters, have a very
Merry Christmas
Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2011 AGM Report


Annual General Meeting 2011

The 2011 AGM took place on Sunday, December 11th. The well attended meeting heard Chairman Martin Shanahan give a synopsis of his first year at the helm of the club. Martin complimented the outgoing committee on the progressive work that had been carried out during the year, notably the re-construction of the 18th green. He congratulated the players who brought both provincial and national honours to the club in 2011. Martin remembered the passing of our good friend and club stalwart T.F. McCarthy, and spoke eloquently of T.F.’s many efforts and achievements during his time at the club.
Martin went on to say that it had been an honour to be Chairman of the club and spoke of the co-operation and assistance afforded him by the committee. He thanked the Town Council for their much appreciated assistance during the year. A special mention was made regarding our local sponsors who continue to support the club in these difficult times and who are a major part of our funding.

Following the Chairman’s address, the following people were elected to administer the club for the next 12 months:
President: Mary O’Neill

Chairman: Martin Shanahan

Secretary: Sheila Hickey
Treasurer: Jacinta O’Mahoney
P.R.O.: Paddy Noonan
Registrar: Mary O Neill
Men’s Captain: John Charles
Ladies Captain: Breda O’Donnell
Juvenile Officer: Corinne McGee

Committee: Michael Delaney, John O’Shea,
Patsy Hackett, Margaret Shanahan,
Paul Healy, Anne Fielding, Breda Foley,
 John Foley, Lorraine Troy, Mary Walsh,
 Marie Forde, Phyllis McCabe,
Bridget Broderick, Joan Dower.

The Meeting decided that Membership Fees and Green Fees for 2012 will be maintained at 2011 rates.

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Little Goes A Long Way

Pictured above are 6 young Ethiopian pupils whose school uniforms were bought from the proceeds of a Ladies midweek competition which was donated by the Cunnigar Ladies.

As we all know, Amy O’Neill (Mary O'Neill's daughter),  is working in Ethiopia assisting with the educational needs of children in this very deprived area of East Africa. Eager to help in our own little way, we held a fundraising competition last year. The proceeds of this fundraiser were used to buy desks for the school that Amy is involved with.

Recently, when Amy was back home in Ireland, Breda O'Donnell (Lady Captain) gave Amy the proceeds of one of the midweek competitions. This small gesture on behalf of the Cunnigar Ladies enabled the school to provide uniforms for the young pupils pictured above. Fantastic!!
This is what Betty (the Ethiopian lady who works at the school) wrote on the back of the photograph.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Annual General Meeting December 11th

The Cunnigar Pitch and Putt Club AGM will take place in the Clubhouse on Sunday, December 11th, at 3pm. All members and intending members are cordially invited to attend.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fundraising Game November 13th

Grow Fundraising Presentation

Caroline Duggan, Sr. Gertrude and Chris Mulcahy (GROW)
accepting proceeds of  our fundraiser from
Martin Shanahan (Chairman, Cunnigar)

A large contingent of members braved the gale-force winds to support the fundraising game for GROW on Sunday, November 13th.
GROW is a Mental Health Organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems. Members are helped to recover from all forms of mental breakdown, or indeed, to prevent such happening. To find out more about this organisation, click here.
After the game, and after copious amounts of delicious hot soup, Chairman Martin Shanahan welcomed the representatives from GROW and commended them on their tireless efforts for this very worthy organisation and duly presented the days proceeds to Sr,Gertrude, who, in turn, thanked Cunnigar Pitch and Putt Club for the donation and indeed for the welcome they recieved in the clubhouse.

Ann Wall, Jacinta O'Mahoney and Patsy Hackett.

Sheila Hickey, Kathleen Foran and Martin Shanahan

Monday, November 7, 2011

Grow Charity Game November 13th

A Charity Game to raise funds for GROW will take place on Sunday, November 13th at 2pm. Names by 1.30pm. 
GROW is a mental health organisation which helps people who have suffered, or are suffering, from mental health problems.
Click here for more details about GROW

Friday, November 4, 2011

18th Green Finally Completed

Well done to everyone who gave of their time to complete this mammoth task

(Click on the pictures to enlarge them)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

TF McCarthy Memorial Juvenile Trophy

Mr Dan McCarthy (Sponsor) and Kyle Hackett (Trophy Winner)

This competition was held on Tuesday, November 1st. The juvenile club members took part in a shoot-out competition for the trophy. He might not have been the biggest competitor, but "The Mighty" Kyle Hackett proved to be the best on the day. Congratulations, Kyle!

Monday, October 31, 2011

The late T.F. McCarthy

T.F. McCarthy – An Appreciation
(By Cáit Mulcahy)

As President of the Cunnigar Pitch and Putt Club, and on behalf of all the members, I wish to express my sincerest sympathy to all the McCarthy family on the passing of T.F. As the news filtered through of the death of T.F. on the morning of October 12th, a great sense of sadness descended on the club. We had lost one of our longest serving and valued members and indeed a dear friend. T.F joined the Club in 1995, and over the years, held the positions of both President and Chairperson many times, and had done so in an exemplary manner. He also served on the Waterford Pitch and Putt County Board, and was the current Chairman. Our club went from strength to strength under his leadership. Francis worked tirelessly on the upkeep of the grounds, greens and fairways, and was instrumental in the construction of the much talked about 18th green. One of his greatest achievements was the securing of grants to erect security fencing around the perimeter of the course, which put an end to the vandalism we had endured over the years. Francis held great pride in achieving this project. His interest in both juvenile and adult pitch and putt proved T.F a most popular and enthusiastic club member right up to his untimely passing. Cunnigar Pitch and Putt Club has truly lost a loyal and worthy member.

Ar Dheis Dé go raibh sé.