Fota Island Golf Club

Lismore Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Ballyin Secretary/Manager: Sheila Denn
Lismore Captain: John McGrath
Co. Waterford Lady Captain: Joan Cahillane
Telephone: 058-54026 President: Dermot O'Leary
Public No: 058-54026 Vice-Captain: Patricia Donergan & Peter Whelan
Fax: 058-53338 Hon. Secretary:  
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Club Pro: T.W. Murphy
Website: Hon. Treasurer:  
Founded: 1965 Designed by:  
Open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
Membership: 317 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: €20 Clubhouse opening hours: 9.00am to 11.00pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €20 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: €15 Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Green Fees For Opens: €10 Catering: Snacks
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Sundays
Club Hire: No Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days
Buggy Hire: No Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance
Soft spikes: Yes    


Course Description

Lismore golf club is a very scenic 9 hole parkland located in this picturesque part of north Waterford. The course has undulating fairways and is awash with mature trees of different species. Most of the fairways are tree lined and clever placement, of bunkers make for a challenging round of golf. Lismore has several alternating tee boxes making for a more interesting round of golf for the second nine. The clubhouse is full of character and characters, where the visitor is assured of a warm welcome and an enjoyable round of golf.

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Club History
Instituted 1965, affiliated 1967. There is plenty of evidence to prove that golf was played at Lismore long before the present club was founded. The "Sportsman's Holiday Guide" 1897, records "The Lismore golf course have their course about half a mile out of the town on very high ground, overlooking the Blackwater and commanding fine views of the surrounding country. The number of holes is eight, the distance around is about one mile and the holes average a little over 200 yards in length"

There is an account of a match between the Lismore Golf Club and the 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders at Fermoy in 1892. There is an entry in the "GUI Yearbook" on Lismore as late as 1946. The club would appear to have gone into decline after this until it was revived in 1965.

Members Achievements

Lismore Golf Club won the Munster County Clubs Cup on their home course on Saturday 13th August 2006. They beat Ballyheigue Castle in the Semi-Final by 6 matches to 1 match. First on the tee was Ritchie Ormond against Alan O‘Connor, he delivered the first point to the Waterford Club with a 2 and 1 win. He was followed by John Whelan who beat Willie Barrett by a similar margin. Next up was Paul Corcoran against Paul O’Connor who also won by 2 and 1. Next up was Seamus Beecher who beat John Leen by 4 and 2. The last match played was Colm Burke against Joseph O’Connor who won by 5 and 4. The remaining two matches between John McGrath against Michael Burke and Jimmy Hornibrook against Nealie O’Sullivan were called in.Young Craig Cahill won the Munster Boys’ Under15 Amateur Open Championship at Tipperary Golf Club on 27th July 2006. Craig returned a score of 73 to beat Seamus King from Newcastle West by one shot, with Aaron Darragh from Dunmurry taking 3rd place on 74 in a count-back with the Limerick lad.

Stephen Barry won the Under-14 section with a wonderful score of 74 Gross. Things are looking-good for the Juvenile section of this Co. Meath club if they are capable of producing young men shooting scores like this.

Young Kieran Lynch won the Munster Boys’ Under13 Amateur Open Championship at Tipperary Golf Club on 27th July 2006. Kieran returned a wonderful score of 78 shots for one so-young.

Peter Cowley won the Munster Senior Open Championship at Nenagh and Roscrea Golf Clubs on the 9th May 2006. Peter returned a score of 148 to beat Sean Coyne of Killarney by one shot, with Tom Fox of Co. Louth in 3rd place on a count-back to the Kerry man.

Conor Doran won the inaugural Munster Stroke Play Championship at Cork Golf Club played between 29th & 30th April 2006. He returned a score of 288 to beat Pat Lyons from the home club and Greg Bowden from Hermitage Golf Club on a count-back.

Seamus Power won the Munster Youths’ Amateur Open Championship at Thurles Golf Club on 7th April 2006. Seamus returned a score of 208, to win by a comfortable 6-shots from David Ruddy from the home club by a clear 6 shots, with Christopher Cannon from East Sussex a further shot behind.

They met Raffeen Creek in the afternoon Final. First on the tee say John Whelan lose his match to Kevin O’Sullivan. Ritchie Ormond John Harte by a single-hole. He was followed by Seamus Beecher who clinched his match against Ken Ryan on the 19th. Bill Ahearne lost his match to Brian McCarthy by 4 and 3. Next up was Colm Burke who beat Frank Champers by 3 and 2. The penultimate match saw John McGrath beat Pat Kelleher by 5 and 4. The concluding match saw the Cork man Michael Jordan beat Frank Corcoran by 6 and 5.

Lismore Golf Club won the Munster County Clubs Cup in 1996, at Fermoy G. C. they beat Berehaven by 5 matches to 2 matches, when the team was C. Whelan, D. Murphy, D. Behegan, C. Coughlan, P. Bennett, N. Foley, M. McGrath, J. Hornibrook, P. Norris was player/manager.

They won the Munster Country Clubs Cup in 1988 on 23rd July at Adare Manor G. C. when they beat Frankfield, the team was A. Corcoran, M. Troy, K. Ryan, J. O'Gorman, P. Norris, K. Madden, J. Hornibrook, D. Spillane, F. Corcoran, S. O'Flynn, they were captained by P. Norris.

J. Hornibrook, R. Ormond and T. Cahill won the Cork Examiner Am-Am at Dooks Golf Club on 12th June 1988.

The Boys' of Lismore Golf Club won the Philips Philishave Team award at Hermitage Golf Club on the 8th September 1988 the team was P. Norris, M. Crotty and S. O'Flynn.

The Ladies of Lismore Golf Club won the South East League in 1992.

They won the Huzzar Vodka Munster Ladies Foursomes in 1984, with, Geraldine Canning and Connie Dowd.

Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Denis O'Connell 5 June 2000 3rd   123 yd's
J. Cahillane 23 October 2001 5th   101 yd's
J. O'Groman 01 September 2000 5th   135 yd's
A. Walsh 10 August 2004 5th   101 yd's

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (yards)
Hole No White Par Index Red Par Index
1 326 4 7 282 4 10
2 323 4 13 264 4 8
3 123 3 17 119 3 18
4 328 4 5 328 4 2
5 137 3 11 105 3 16
6 394 4 1 310 4 4
7 363 4 3 351 5 6
8 328 4 9 242 4 14
9 300 4 15 269 4 12
Out 2,622 34   2,270 35  
10 343 4 8 282 4 9
11 325 4 6 325 4 7
12 123 3 8 119 3 17
13 328 4 6 328 4 1
14 137 3 12 105 3 15
15 459 5 14 310 4 3
16 363 4 2 351 5 5
17 367 4 4 241 4 13
18 300 4 16 269 4 11
In 2,745 35   2,331 35  
Total 5,367 69   4,601 70  
SSS 68     68    

Roll of Honour
V. Nugent 1990 Ladies Captain
D. Cahill 1991 Ladies Captain
S. Morrris 1992 Ladies Captain
B. Henry 1993 Ladies Captain
K. Moynihan 1994 Ladies Captain
E. Tinnelly 1995 Ladies Captain
A. Murphy 1996 Ladies Captain
M. Cashman 1997 Ladies Captain
B. Burke 1998 Ladies Captain
Mary Beecher 1999 Ladies Captain
R. O'Leary 2001 Ladies Captain
Mary Murphy 2002 Ladies Captain
Siobhan Moroney 2003 Ladies Captain
Gerty Murphy 2004 Ladies Captain
Bree Condon 2005 Ladies Captain
Nora O'Leary 2006 Ladies Captain
Hannah Lucas 2007 Ladies Captain
M. O'Neill 1990 Ladies President
M. Fives 1991 Ladies President
G. Canning 1992 Ladies President
A. McCarthy 1993 Ladies President
A. Howard 1994 Ladies President
P. O'Gorman 1995 Ladies President
C. Dowd 1996 Ladies President
S. Denn 1997 Ladies President
G. Barry 1998 Ladies President
Katherine Moynihan 1999 Ladies President
W. Henry 1990 Men's Captain
R. Culloo 1991 Men's Captain
M. Walsh 1992 Men's Captain
D. Murphy 1993 Men's Captain
D. Barry 1994 Men's Captain
W. Arrigan 1995 Men's Captain
D. McGrath 1996 Men's Captain
R. Ormond 1997 Men's Captain
N. Foley 1998 Men's Captain
Bernard Dooley 1999 Men's Captain
Tim O'Leary 2001 Men's Captain
Paddy Aherne 2002 Men's Captain
Paddy O'Leary 2003 Men's Captain
Shaun Moynihan 2004 Men's Captain
John O'Mahony 2005 Men's Captain
Dermot O'Leary 2006 Men's Captain
Tom O'Donovan 2007 Men's Captain
S. Moynihan 1990 President
B. Arrigan 1991 President
S. Clancy 1992 President
P. Condon 1993 President
P. O'Flynn 1994 President
K. Ryan 1995 President
M. Canillane 1996 President
D. McCarthy 1997 President
T. Renehan 1998 President
Michael O'Regan 1999 President
J. Aherne 2001 President
T. Murphy 2002 President
W. F. Henry 2003 President
William Ronayne 2004 President
T. J. Keniry 2005 President
Cal Ahern 2006 President
Paul McCarthy 2007 President
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