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18 Hole & 9 Hole Matchplay – Results

Congratulations on this years Winners and valiant efforts from Runner Ups

18 Hole  ->   Ger Nevin bt Brendan Bean

9 Hole    ->  Brian Conlon bt Sean Lavin

See Under Website results – Matchplay Rules 2023- 2 sub list for 18 and 9 hole.

To view comp status in Smartgolf: 


Scroll down to Section Matchplays In Progress – Under View Progress Column for each comp click “Round of xx or Quarter Final” (xx updates as comp progresses.)


Golfer of the Year!

Race is heating up for Golfer of the year.

See details under results tab for 18 hole and Golfer of the summer(9 hole)

Will be updated as and when Seamus provides details.


Home Outing Sunday 27th August

Maurice does it again! After winning the Captain’s ( John Crofton) earlier this month, Maurice Byrne did it again in the Home Outing with a fabulous score of 43 points, pipping Pat Brennan who had a very creditable score of 42 points, followed by Seamus Carew with 41 points. Details of all prize winners can be found on the Club’s What’s Ap page- well done to all!


Captains Prize 

Captains prize second day was a closely fought event, Maurice Byrne overtaking the leaders with a magificent 62 to pip Aidan Donovan by a shot 

and win with a score of 131.

A great evening was had in Manzors with music and laughter.

Congratulations to Captain John for putting on a great event


Congratulations to John Moore on a hole-in-one on the 14th hole in the weekend competition on Sunday 23rd July.


Presidents Prize

A hard fought days golf in very tough conditions with Joseph Higgins passing all the riders coming down the stretch to win it by a nose.

Joseph nipped in front of Paul Connolly(Back 6) and Matt Costello (Back 9). 

Well done to everyone who toughed it out and a fun night had by all at the prize giving in Manzors.

Congratulations to President Aidan on his final Presidents outing.

Gallery for viewing pictures available under Gallery banner on the club website.

Results under results section.


Golf Classic in aid of Jack & Jill Foundation

Well done to everyone who played and helped out for this worthwhile event – A great weekend had by all.

Results in smartgolf and under the Results section on the website.

A Gallery of photos is also available under Gallery section on the website.

Thanks to all our sponsors & members for their support. 


Vice Captains Prize – Sunday June 25th

Firstly would like to thank all the players who played on a day of “interesting” weather to say the least – was a day of many seasons weather wise.

Congratulations to Michael Connolly on a fantastic 43 points and Jim “Crafty” Craughwell for being the only player to get a 2 today.

I’m delighted to say that €800 was raised which will go towards the Little Way Cancer support centre in Clane.

Thanks to all the committee and starters for their help on the day and to Captain John Crofton for his great support.

Special thanks to Mandy Connolly from Izubee for supplying the cool pencils.

Super special thanks to my family Michelle and the kids for doing the cake and sandwiches and to Michael Kelleher aka grandad for transporting food to the clubhouse!

Onwards and upwards to a great summer. 

Semi open(see semi-open tab for details) is next followed by the presidents prize.

Brian Conlon


Well done to Captain John for organizing new tee markers with the amended hole indexes. They look great.


9 Hole midweeks – We are currently trialling 9 hole midweek competitions in smartgolf

This is running in conjunction with the sign in sheet

Physical cards MUST be signed and returned.

Players can enter online and  enter scores post round but note below:

if playing an 18 hole comp and you decide to play the 9 hole do not try and enter the comp online or you could end up double scoring yourself to golf ireland.



ONLINE SCORING  in addition to Physical card starting for 18 hole comps on March 17th

1.Log into SmartGolf

2.Select “Competitions” *

3.Select today’s Competition and ENTER – When your details pop up change time to your Tee off Time and Enter.

4. Sign sheet with Name and Playing Handicap (From May 5th 18 Hole sign in Sheet will be gone and must enter comp via 3 above)

5. Play golf, filling in and signing the physical card as usual. 

6.Enter the score in SMARTGOLF – “LIVE SCORE ENTRY”* – Finalise when done.

7. Put signed card in the box as usual


#Training videos are available on clane golf website under Smartgolf banner.



New Clothing for Clane Golf Club available.

See Under “The Club”-> “Clothing & Apparel”

New Shirt €25, Mid Zip layer top €40

Contact John Crofton who has some in stock 


New Rules Hints & Tips sections added

See Under “The Club”-> Rules Hints and Tips

If anyone has any questions/suggestion/good videos worth adding up please pass on to Brian Conlon


Reminder – New card and Hole indexes – Cards are €4 available in Centra and from Seamus.

9 hole comps from 27th will be half card entry and half card re-entry


Competition Results (Summer & Handicap counting comps)-

Please note that all Clane 18 Hole Competition Results are now posted on the SmartGolf platform.

9 Hole, and Majors – Results will be available on results page on club website.  In this case due to categories etc the results in smartgolf may not be exact.

Guide to getting results in SmartGolf is available by clicking HERE


New card and Hole indexes – Card will be €4 available in Centra and from Seamus.


Old cards can be exhanged for newer one’s 4 old for 3 new. Committee members will be in shed on weekend of 17-19 to assist.


2023  – Course  & Playing Handicap changes

After review Golf Ireland have changed the course and slope rating for Clane Golf Club.

As a result there is a change to the course Handicap and Playing handicaps for 18 & 9 Hole Comps.

18 Hole Course rating 65.8 , Slope rating 108

9 Hole Course Rating 32.9, Slope rating 108

Updated sheets are in the clubhouse for review when playing competitions. 


Members are reminded that payment of the subscription is due no later than 31st January 2023.

The following are the different categories (the figures in orange are payable from your subscription to Clongowes College):

Full M/ship * €440 (including €60 vouchers). College €235

Senior (65+ years) €320 (including €60 vouchers) College €130

Juvenile (9-16 years Nov. 1) €80 (no vouchers) College €70

Junior (16-18 years Nov.1) €110 (no vouchers) College €75  or in full time education.

Overseas M/ship €115 (no vouchers) College €80

Mature M/ship (80+ years) €200 (no vouchers) College €130

*New member no vouchers first year €360. College €235


Events Calendar Online

N.B. Please watch news updates, as changes of coming events could be subject to change!

Events Calendar is online from now until end 2023 – Short presentation was provided at AGM.

Can be viewed on Laptop/PC or smartphone under The Club -> Events Calendar

Guide to using it is available

Options to view in list format, or month. Can search for events and use Mens/Ladies/Notable to highlight events for easier reading.

List of notable events also list below for information.



Notable Dates for 2023


February 19th –  Sunday Captain’s (John Crofton) Drive-in.

March 17th     – Start of 18 hole competitions (hopefully on full greens)

April 7th         –  Good Friday Away Outing to RATHCORE tee time 10.00 a.m.

May 28th        –  Sunday – Union Day Away outing to MOYVALLEY 11.00 a.m. Course is closed that day.

June 25th         – Vice-Capt’s 18 Hole S’ford

July 8th/9th    – Joint Semi-open proposed with Mens and Ladies in aid of charity.

July 15th           – President’s (Aidan Donovan) Strokes – One day Event – Saturday

August 6th       – Captain’s (John Crofton) First Day 18 Holes Strokes – Sunday

August 12th     – Captain’s (John Crofton) Second Day 18 Holes Strokes – Saturday

August 27th     – THE HOME OUTING

October 29th – Champions’ Competition 18 Hole Stableford







Very sad news to announce the death of Clane Golf Club Sponsor and supporter 

Joe Mallon of Joe Mallons Motors in Naas.

The club wish to pass on sympathies to his family at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

Details on

Death Notice of Joe Mallon (Donadea, Kildare) |


Captain’s (John Crofton) Drive-in Results

Well done to all who attended and played. A fun day had by all. See results tab for winner details.

more importantly €475 raised for Jack & Jill Foundation.



Message from your Captain John Crofton under The Club -> Captain & President 2023

Also “Roll of honour” listing past Captains and Presidents going back to the start there for perusal.


Another sad event, Clane Golf Club wishes to pass on our sincerest condolences on the passing of long time former member and Captain(1981), Jim O’Donnell

Death Notice of James (Jim) O’Donnell (


Jim’s Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday 4th March in the Church of Ss. Patrick and Brigid’s, Clane at 10:30am, followed by burial in the Abbey Cemetery, Clane. 

Guard of Honour : We would like to arrange Guard of Honor at Clane church Saturday morning for our past Captain and friend Jim O’Donnell. His family would appreciate it. Meeting outside Church at 10.15am


It is with great sadness & sorrow, that we have to announce the death of our esteemed Past President (2002) Patrick O’Grady, Celbridge, R.I.P. 

We send our deepest sympathy to Pat’s family.

25th February 2023




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