Fota Island Golf Club

East Cork Golf Club



Address Gortacrue
Co. Cork
Telephone: 021-4631687
Public No: 021-4613723
Fax: 021-4613695
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Founded: 1969
Membership: 821
Green Fees Midweek: €30
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €35
Green Fees With a Member: €25/30
Green Fees For Opens: €15
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: No
Soft spikes: Yes
Secretary/Manager: Maurice Maloney
Captain: Jim O'Keeffe
Lady Captain: Lillian Harrington
President: Richard O'Riordan & Deborah Devane
Vice-Captain: Maurice Conway & Kathleen Byrne
Hon. Secretary: Michael McCarthy & Anne Cullinane
Club Pro: Don McFarlane
Hon. Treasurer: Dan Buckley, Pat Walsh & Anne Morrissey
Designed by: Eddie Hackett
Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering facilities
Days to Avoid: Weekend mornings
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other times
Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Course Description
Course Description:

The first three years proved so successful for business, that it was extended to 18-holes, which was completed in 1997. The course has now matured into one of the most attractive and challenging courses in the country.East Cork requires accuracy off the tee, especially on the front nine, where most of the fairways are tree lined with tall firs and many of the holes are strategically bunkered most notably the 8th. The 380-yard Par-4, 12th when the wind is in your face plays more like a Par 5.

East Cork Golf Club was founded by, Eamonn Moloney and his wife Pe, in May 1968 when they converted their dairy farm to a golf course. The farm was situated on the outskirts of Middleton, bordered by two rivers, making it an ideal parkland location for a golf course. The late Eddie Hackett was retained to assist the Maloney’s in designing their course. It was officially opened on November 10th 1969 by the late Brian Lenihan T. D. Eamonn and Pe have always had a keen interest in the development of junior club members. There, hospitality and courtesy to all has become a legendary feature of East Cork Golf Club.

Open & Major Fixtures 2011
See Event Calendar here.

Club History

Founded 1969 affiliated 1970.


Members Achievements

The Ladies of East Cork Golf Club were runners-up in the All-Ireland Intermediate Cup at Athlone Golf Club on the 30th September 2007; they beat City of Derry Golf Club by 4 matches to 1 match in the Semi-Final and met Enniscorthy Golf Club in the All-Ireland decider.

First on the tee was Caroline O'Connor against Eimear McGrath who lost her match by 2-holes, she was followed by Deirdre Harte who won her match against Annette Cullen by 1-hole. Next up was Marie O'Sullivan against Elizabeth Browne, when the Wexford lady had a 3 and 1 win. Valerie McCarthy had a bad day against Stellah Sinnott when she lost her match by 6 and 5 to effectively see the title go South East. The bottom match was halved between Breda O'Farrell and Lori Whitney to give Enniscorthy a 3 ½ matches to 1 ½ matches victory.

East Cork Golf Club won the County Final of the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 2005, when the team was, Donal Klleher,  Michael  McGrath,  William Cunningham,  Maurice  Cusack,  Liam Scanlon, Con McSwiney,  Harry Parker,  Vincent Flannigan, Donal O'Callaghan, Francis Devane,  Sean McCarthy and  John McKeown they were managed by Paddy Goldspring.

The Ladies of East Cork Golf Club won ILGU Southern District Intermediate League in 2005, when the team was, Deirdre O'Mahony, Irene Rafferty, Mary B. Walsh, Martha, Maher, Anne Morrissey, Ita Birdthistle, Bridget Collins, Kathleen Byrne, they were managed by Kathleen Byrne.

They won the ILGU Intermediate League in 2004, when the team was, Deborah Devane, Irene Rafferty, Deirdre O'Mahony, Anne Morrissey, Bridget Collins, Martha Maher, Mary B. Walsh, Colette Leahy, Mary O'Callaghan, Mary Murphy and Sheila Relihan.

They won the ILGU Munster Intermediate League in 2002, when the team was, Carol O'Riordan, Pam Cusack, Irene Rafferty, Deirdre O'Mahony, Martha Maher, Ger Cunningham, Lilian Harrington, Val McCarthy, Norma Ferriter, Mary B, Walsh, they were captained by Betty Murphy. 

Lillian Harrington was runner-up at the Irish Times-Mitsubishi Motors Women's Masters when she returned 36 points at Glasson Golf Hotel & Country Club on the 23rd of August 2001. Lillian then went to the National Finals at Galway Bay Golf & Country Club on September 13th. She was joined by, club-mate who returned 29 points and got in on a count-back.

Kathleen Byrne and Mary Kelleher qualified for the National Finals of the Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ladies Golf Challenge at Druid's Glen Golf Club on the 21st of August 2001.

East Cork won the Munster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield when they beat Shannon. They met Kilkeel in the All-Ireland semi-final at Lahinch on 22nd, September 2000. The squad was Michael McGrath, Tom O'Sullivan, Michael Barry, Shane Brennan, Brian Dennehy, Barry O'Brien, Eddie Murphy, Mark Redmond, Jimmy Quirke, Derek Coll, Paul Coleman, Adrian McIntyre, Ambrose Guilfoyle, Dan Moriarty, Donal O'Callaghan. Maurice Cusack, John N. McKeown, Eddie Murphy and Pat Murphy. They went down by one match to Kilkeel in the Semi-Final. The team was Derek Coll with Pat Murphy, Shane Brennan with Jimmy Quirke, Paul Coleman with Eddie Murphy, Adrian McIntyre with John McKeown and Eddie Murphy with Dan Moriarty.

They won the Munster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield in 1993, when the team was, Michael Woulfe, John McKeown, Maurice Conney, Pat Murphy, Paddy Goldspring, Michael M. Grant, Kieran O'Brien, Declan Geary, Sean McSweeney, John F. O'Riordan, Donal O'Callaghan, Michael Lewis, Maurice McCarthy, David Donoghue, Jerry Coleman, David Cashman, Maurice Cusack, Pat Scanlon, Pat Burke and Robert Cotter, they were selected by Gerry Lombard and Vincent Hanagan.

They won the Munster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield in 1990, when the team was, John McKeown, Tim Murphy, Maurice McCarthy, Pat Murphy, Gerry McCarthy, Michael Woulfe, Donal Fenton, Robert Cotter, Donal O'Callaghan, Michael McGrath, Tom Flynn, Pat O'Brien, Paddy Goldspring, Pat Scanlon, Vincent Flanagan and Aidan Goldspring, they were managed by Gerry Lombard and selected by Maurice Cusack.

East Cork Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Fred Daly Trophy in 1999, when the team was, Paul Coleman, Shane Brennan, Brian Dennehy, Derek Cull, Colm Harty and Rory Murphy, they were managed by Donal O'Callaghan.

East Cork won the Munster Final of Irish Junior Foursomes in 1997, when the team was, Brian McMahon, Cormac Carroll, Alex Walsh, Colm Harty, Nial Farry, Paul Coleman, Rory Murphy, they were managed by Donal O'Callaghan.

East Cork won the Munster Final of Irish Junior Foursomes in 1994, when the team was, Liam Butler, Tony Healy, Michael Barry, Gordan Hurley, Liam Harty, they were managed by Donal O'Callaghan, Paddy Goldspring and Michael McGrath.

Mary McCarthy (15) won the Irish Examiner Golden Years Golf Championship at Cork Golf Club on 26-6-00. Out of a field of 150, Mary came home with 41pts to take the honours.

J. Law represented Munster in 1995 and played Connaught Youths in 1995.

Geraldine Cunningham won the Player of the Year when she won the Captain's ( Pat Rohan) Prize to Cork Intermediate Alliance at Muskerry G. C. in April 1999 with a score of 39 pts.

Mike Hanrahan just made the cut in his Captain's Prize (Richard O'Riordan 2001) with 36 pts. However, he came storming back with 44 pts. in the final round and won in a count back from Alan Wilkie and first round leader, Michael Barry.

Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Phill Coleman 25 January 1998 18th   198 yd's
William Moriarty 4 April 1998 16th   125 yd's
Declan Harty 23 May 1998 5th   174 yd's
Ger Scanlon 20 June 1999 16th   125 yd's


Card of the Course
Hole No Blue Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 177 165 3 9 163 3 12
2 362 341 4 1 293 4 2
3 360 352 4 7 350 4 4
4 290 386 4 15 284 4 8
5 175 162 3 3 118 3 18
6 321 313 4 11 311 4 10
7 136 130 3 17 128 3 16
8 332 319 4 13 317 4 6
9 547 532 5 5 476 5 14
Out 2,700 2,600 34   2,440 34  
10 282 271 4 18 269 4 11
11 397 363 4 6 388 5 7
12 399 375 4 2 393 4 1
13 377 360 4 4 320 4 3
14 157 153 3 12 151 3 15
15 480 467 5 16 465 5 5
16 126 121 3 14 119 3 17
17 535 513 5 8 426 5 13
18 191 183 3 10 181 3 9
In 2,934 2,806 35   2,612 36  
Total 5,634 5,406 69   5,052 70  
SSS 66 65     68    

Roll of Honour
T. Guerin 1989 Ladies Captain
B. Dunlea 1990 Ladies Captain
K. MacSweeney 1991 Ladies Captain
S. O'Shea 1992 Ladies Captain
B. Leahy 1993 Ladies Captain
J. McKeown 1994 Ladies Captain
N. Heffernan 1995 Ladies Captain
M. O'Callaghan 1996 Ladies Captain
P. Cusack 1997 Ladies Captain
B. Murphy 1998 Ladies Captain
Mary Kelleher 1999 Ladies Captain
Mrs. Valerie McCarthy 2000 Ladies Captain
A Birdthistle 2001 Ladies Captain
Gean Guilfoyle 2002 Ladies Captain
Catherine Coughlin 2003 Ladies Captain
Mary Murphy 2004 Ladies Captain
Paula Hagart 2005 Ladies Captain
Monica McAuliffe 2006 Ladies Captain
Eileen McCarthy 2007 Ladies Captain
P. Fitzgerald 1989 Ladies President
P. Fitzgerald 1990 Ladies President
P. Fitzgerald 1991 Ladies President
A. Hennessy 1992 Ladies President
A. Hennessy 1993 Ladies President
C. Relihan 1994 Ladies President
C. Relihan 1995 Ladies President
J. Meaney 1996 Ladies President
J. Meaney 1997 Ladies President
T. Guerin 1998 Ladies President
T. Guerin 1999 Ladies President
Mrs. Breda Dunlea 2000 Ladies President
Mrs. Breda Dunlea 2001 Ladies President
Josie McKeown 2002 Ladies President
Jessie McKeown 2003 Ladies President
Mary O'Callaghan 2004 Ladies President
Mary O'Callaghan 2005 Ladies President
Mary O'Callaghan 2006 Ladies President
Mary O'Callaghan 2007 Ladies President
M. McGrath 1989 Men's Captain
E. Murphy 1990 Men's Captain
J. Mounihan 1991 Men's Captain
T. Dennehy 1992 Men's Captain
A. Guilfoyle 1993 Men's Captain
K. Higgins 1994 Men's Captain
J. McHugh 1995 Men's Captain
V. Cocking 1996 Men's Captain
P. F. O'Brien 1997 Men's Captain
M. Hennigan 1998 Men's Captain
John F. O'Riordan 1999 Men's Captain
Mr. Michael Hayes 2000 Men's Captain
Mr. Richard O'Riordan 2001 Men's Captain
Pat O'Brien 2002 Men's Captain
Killian McGrath 2003 Men's Captain
Maurice Maloney 2004 Men's Captain
J. J. Sheehan 2005 Men's Captain
Eddie O'Brian 2006 Men's Captain
Sean Maloney 2007 Men's Captain
L. Healy 1989 President
C. J. Relihan 1990 President
H. Parker 1991 President
S. MacSweeney 1992 President
R. Williams 1993 President
R. Williams 1994 President
M. McGrath 1995 President
M. McGrath 1996 President
M. McGrath 1997 President
P. Goldspring 1998 President
Mr. Kevin Higgins 2000 President
K. Higgins 2001 President
Eddie Murphy 2002 President
Eddie Murphy 2003 President
A. Guilfoyle 2004 President
Ambrose Guilfoyle 2005 President
Donal O'Callaghan 2006 President
Donal O'Callaghan 2007 President

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