Welcome to Ashfield Golf Club
The Home of Golf in South Armagh
Ashfield Golf Club is a 5606 yard, par 69 parkland course. Established in 1990 and G.U.I. Affiliated since 1992 Ashfield is located in the heart of South Armagh, approximately 1 hour from both Dublin Airport and from Belfast. Please feel free to browse our web site.
Adults: Weekdays £15/€17, Weekend and Bank Holidays £20/€20
New Members Welcome
Applications for new membership are invited for 2014. Click here for details on how to become a member at the course, join the club and to obtain a GUI handicap.
The 2014 juvenile season has commenced. Click here for all information relating to juvenile competitions, results and much more!
NEW ** New Competitions Results Service ** NEW
Members are encouraged to make use of the new results/bookings facility available at www.masterscoreboard.co.uk. This service will replace the existing results posted on this website. Once on this page you can enter the club name ‘Ashfield’ and then click on the button ‘Find Club’. The search result returns ‘Ashfield Golf Club’. You can then click on this to bring you to the Ashfield Golf Club page.
To access results, order of merits, handicap lists, etc select yourself from the drop down user list and enter the password ‘sprinkler47′. This password is the same for all members when they first login. You will be required to change the password, I suggest you use your Ashfield pin number, the same one you use when you enter a score in the clubhouse.
NEW ** Latest News From Our Facebook Site ** NEW
Rory to the Fore
Rory O’Neill continued his excellent form of 2016 as he took the Single Stableford competition with a superb 42 points playing off six. Almost as impressive was the return of Philip Hughes (11) who had the same points but lost out on a count-back. Others to impress were Noel Hughes, Stephen Campbell, Gerry Fegan and Kieran Bellew. It was great to see the ever popular Niall Clarke back in action after his lengthy time off due to injury.
Kenny continues to rule
In the Fred Daly it is Kenny Murphy who continues to make the headlines as he accounted for the inform Mattie Rice by a score of 4&3. Kenny now eagerly awaits the winner of the Raymond Murphy/Kieran Simpson duel and with his current form I would not bet against Kenny making the final.
In the Doubles match-play there was a great win for the pairing of Seamus McArdle/Chris O’Hanlon over the strongly fancied pair of Collie Stuttard/Niall Hughes. The battle between John McCauley/Eugene McCullagh and Kenny Murphy/Petesy McCoy had to be curtailed after nine holes due to weather conditions but with Kenny/Petesy three up there is a real battle for the favourites if they are to make it through.
Only one remaining Wednesday left for those who have yet to qualify for finals night so this coming week will be the last chance try to make the big finale. The following week,21st is the final night and all the Wednesday presentations will take place on the night, so be there and make it a great evening.
Next weekend’s competition will be a Single Stable-ford and again members are reminded to use the Master Scoreboard booking system. ... See MoreSee Less
There was an excellent spirit around the course and club house on Sunday as the Donal Murtagh sponsored ladies Day unfolded. It was so pleasing to see so many of the past Lady members returning to participate in the day and one such welcome returnee was Rita O’Loughlin and she was the recipient of the visitors prize. The Lady runner-up was the ever consistent Brid Hearty with the winner being the very talented Catherine Small.
In the mens competition it was Kieran Bellew who took first place with an excellent 63, followed home by Declan Campbell on 64 and Noel Hughes on the same score. Aidan Carragher, to the best of my knowledge, took the Seniors prize.
In the Fred Daly there was a very good win for Raymond Murphy over Larry Crilly and Raymond now faces Kieran Simpson. Kieran has asked me to make Raymond a strong favourite for the title, as my picks never win. Well I have done that Kieran, so it is now up to you.
In the Wednesday Cup it would now seem that no one is going to catch Rory O’Neill for the overall title and that is how it should be as Rory as played some truly outstanding golf over the twenty odd weeks of the competition.
With two weeks left for qualifying for finals night on the 21st here is a list of those who have qualified, have not last weeks details due to a computer hitch. Kevin O’Neill,Kevin McCauley, Martin Rooney, Rory O’Neill, Gerry Fegan (I don’t believe it), Pat Malone, Kieran Simpson (now I really don’t believe it ), Noel Hughes, Philip Hughes, Raymond Murphy, Niall Watters, Pearse Maginnis, Shaun Aherne, Kevin Donnelly, Eugene McCullagh, Aidan Carragher, Stephen Campbell, Clint Rushe, cathal Simpson and Joe Kindlon—yes I know you don’t believe this Joe, but I fancy you to win the finals night.
Don’t have any more news for now, will let you know the Fred Daly and Doubles details next week and maybe will tell you a joke or two!! ... See MoreSee Less
Conor McCooey Memorial Open.
Past Captain Eugene McCooey and family host an Open competition on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August in memory of son/brother Conor. This is open to both GUI and non GUI golfers and members are asked to give their support and bring along a friend. For those without a friend an acquaintance will do. The entry fee is £10.00 or Euro equivalent and there are prizes for first, second and third. The proceeds from the weekend will be donated to the Rapid Response Charity. The presentation of prizes will take place in the club-house at 2.00pm on Sunday. T o accommodate this the last tee-off time on Sunday is 10.30.
This weekend’s competition was a Single Stableford and Stephen Campbell is the current leader with 42 points followed by Kieran Watters with 40 with Gerard Row, Kevin Mccauley and Rory O'Neill all scoring 39.
Week 16 winner was Clint Rushe with 20 points edging out Garry O’Hare on a count-back. Week 17 saw a return to normality as Rory O’Neill took first place with 19 points. Cathal Simpson, Stephen Campbell and Philip Hughes also returned 19 points with Cathal securing the coveted second place.
In the overall standings it is Rory O’Neill who stretches his lead, now with 173 points, followed by Raymond Murphy on 151 and Philip Hughes with 148.
Time is running out for those of us who have yet to make the final night playoff, so if no other member turns up next Wednesday I would greatly appreciate it. I would still probably fail to make it.
Player of the Year.
Rory O’Neill continues to dominate this table as well, leading the way with 268 points, followed by Gareth McLoughlin with 254 points and Robbie Stewart in third place with 246 points.
Fred Daly Match-Play
So I’m not Psychic
Finally I can get it right as Mattie Rice overcame the considerable challenge of Cathal Simpson in the Fred Daly matchplay. Four up on the fourteenth it looked as young Cathal would be the victor but Mattie staged a remarkable comeback to win on the second extra hole. Father Kieran (no he has not joined the priesthood) is still there and other notable wins were for Chris O’Hanlon over Tom Rushe (seemingly my fault), Gareth McLoughlin over Kevin Watters and Philip Hughes accounting for Niall Watters. In the quarter final Gareth McLoughlin overcame Chris O’Hanlon and is now a firm favourite to take the title.
This is now approaching semi-final time and the Begley brothers eamonn and Brendan continue to show fine form as they overcame Kevin Donnelly/Rodney Quinn. Kenny Murphy and Petesy McCoy continue to fly the flag for the golden oldies as they accounted for the strong pairing of Stephen Markey/Michael Noone. Micky Rushe/Rory O’Neill could be the danger pair as they took out Larry Crilly/Paul Kelly while Chris O’Hanlon/Seamus McArdle were too strong for the Cross pairing if Niall Clarke/Shane Kieran.
Finally on behalf of the Captain, Committee and members best wishes are sent to young Oisin McLoughlin and we all look forward to seeing you back up at Ashfield soon. ... See MoreSee Less
Mattie’s Captain’s Day A Cracker—Gerard Roe takes the prize!
Right from the 7.30 start on the course until the somewhat late off course finish Captain Mattie Rice put on one of the best that Ashfield had experienced. With over 90 members teeing-off, followed by up to 45 visitors and the juveniles and Ladies having played on Saturday this was no doubt one of the best Captain’s Day that Ashfield has had.
The early pace was set by Gerard Roe with a superb nett 59 over the first 18 and despite good returns by Eugene Donaldson, Rory O’Neill and Niall Watters the only challenge to Gerard was the 62 returned by Christy O’Brien. With over thirty members making the cut for the third nine there was much club house discussion as to who could come through and deny Gerard the honour. Despite a good effort by Garry O’Hare and a real go by Christy (lost it on the 18th )it was the first 18 leader Gerard Roe who maintained his form to take his first Major title, ( I had him as one of the favourites, even though he was not impressed with this.)
Captains Day Roll of Honour:
Juveniles: 1st Conor Deasy: 2nd Aislinn Murtagh
Visitors: 1st Paddy Goodwill 2nd Paul Spencer
Ladies: 1st Mary Murphy 2nd Breige Hearty
Nines: Noel Nugent, Pat O’Connor, Shane Kieran
1st 18: Sean Og McShane Senior: Robbie Stewart 3rd Garry O’Hare
Gross: Rory O’Neill 2nd Christy O’Brien 1st Gerard Roe
In a very eloquent speech Mattie paid tribute to Donal and his staff for the excellent course conditions, and to the Bar and Restaurant staff for the service from dawn to dusk. He congratulated all the prize winners but also complimented all members and visitors for making his day such a success. Mattie also paid tribute to the work of his Committee and especially Juvenile Convenors Gareth and Damien, and the effort of Raymond, Eugene and Seamus getting players out on schedule.
He thanked all who had sponsored his day,Eugene McCullagh, Yellow Heifer Restaurant, Eamon Begley, Michael Smith, Brendan Begley, Donal Murtagh, Aidan McKeown, Gavin Hearty, Jim McLoughlin, Joe Martin, Con McParland and others who had make a contribution. In conclusion Mattie spoke of his pride in being Captain of Ashfield and thanked Martina and his family for all their support and encouragement.
President Kenny Murphy was there!!!
In the Fred Daly Singles Mattie got no sympathy from Cathal Simpson as he lost out on the 17th. Raymond Murphy proved to be too strong for Martin Casey and Kieran Simpson was also in good form as he accounted for Noel Hughes. Gerard Roe beat Noel Nugent and Chris O’Hanlon had a big win over Christy O’Brien. In other matches there was a great win for Kevin Watters over the experienced John Murphy, Niall Watters proved too strong for Kieran Crozier and Phillip Hughes got the better of Malachy O’Rourke in the battle of the big hitters. President Kenny Murphy was definitely there on Sunday morning as he accounted for the in form Martin Rooney to make it to the next round.
In the Doubles there were big wins for Martin Rooney/Noel Nugent over Michael Smith/ Pearse Maginnis, Chris O’Hanlon/Seamus McArdle over Niall Clarke/Shane Kieran and pride of place to father and son duo Jim and Pat Malone who beat Philip Hughes/Kevin McCauley and them Seamus Kane/Declan Campbell. Pat was very insistent that this get in the notes as these were both past winners. Not sure if this is true but well done Jim. You must be playing well.
Inter- Club All Gone
The last inter-club team standing were unfortunate to come up against a very strong Portadown team in the Sam Rutherford and the tie at home proved not enough as we were edged out in Portadown. Team Captain Pearse Maginnis was very proud of the effort put in by this young squad and is adamant that this is a team that can take that elusive first title to Ashfield. ... See MoreSee Less