Old Conna Golf Club

Course Facts:
Address Ferndale Road Secretary/Manager: Tom Sheridan
Bray Captain: Billy Farrell
Co. Wicklow Lady Captain: Annette Rath
Telephone: 01-2826055/01-2826766 President: John Hennessy
Public No: 01-2826771 Vice-Captain: Ann Quinlan & Jimmy Rynhart
Fax: 01-2825611    
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: Donal Gleeson
Website: www.oldconna.com    
Founded: 1987 Designed by: Eddie Hackett
Not open for membership. Societies are welcome and group rates are available.
Membership: 788 Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Green Fees Midweek: €30 Clubhouse opening hours: 10.30am to 11.30pm
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €40 Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Green Fees With a Member: €25 Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Green Fees For Opens: €33 Catering: Full catering facilities
Practice Area: Yes Days to Avoid: Weekends, Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Club Hire: Yes Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days
Buggy Hire: Yes Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance
Soft spikes: Yes    


Course Description

Old Conna Golf Club was designed by Ireland’s renowned golf course architect the late Eddie Hackett. This beautiful parkland course measuring 6686 yd's par 72 with a standard scratch of 72 off the back tees. Offering panoramic views of the Irish Sea and the Sugar Loaf Mountain, with many fine holes set in exceptional woodland terrain. The finishing hole is a 511 yd's par 5 with out of bounds along the right hand side into the orchard and behind the green. Quite apart from the customary warm welcome, a tempting restaurant menu and bar facilities await you in the bright and comfortable clubhouse.

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Club History
Club History

As with so many other thriving Golf Clubs in the greater Dublin area Old Conna grew out of what was originally the "Opperman Golf and Country Club" then became "The Pat Quinn Club" at the Hotel in Kilternan known as "The Dublin Sports Hotel". In 1980 the members became dissatisfied with their tenure at Kilternan and began to look for an alternative location for a club of their own. Between 1980 and 1985 the Development Committee of John L. Byrne, John Mooney, Dermot Hitchcock, Brian O’Kelly and Ewan Byrne walked many estates and parcels of land but for one reason or another ended in disappointment.

They came close to purchasing the Old Conna estate when it came on the market in 1982 but their offer of £300,000 was not acceptable. Fortunately the estate was back on the market in 1985, by which time the members were in a bad financial position resulting from endless fundraising. Their offer of £500,000 was accepted and the purchase was concluded on the 3rd July 1986. Application for membership was so encouraging that they were in a position to purchase the remaining land required to complete the course layout. Tthis land was bought at a premium price as there was planning permission for houses in this very sought after area.

The course and clubhouse was officially opened on Friday 10th July 1987, by the President John L. Byrne who had worked tirelessly to bring the club at Old Conna into existence. The overall cost was £1,200,000. By 1990 the greens suffered severe compaction problems and had to totally lift and relay all the greens at a cost of £250,000. After this the Old Conna golf club has grown from strength to strength.

Members Achievements

Old Conna won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Athlone G. C. IN 1998, when the team was, Joe Drea, Ger O'Gorman, Pat Hayde, Marc Kynes, Diarmuid Leonard, Paul McDonald, Ron Mason and Declan Kerrigan, they were managed by Paddy Devlin and Des Horgan-Colgan, They won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Woodbrook G. C. in 1993, when the team was, Tom Dolton, Frank Thomas, Paddy Delvin, Karl Purcell, Joe Drea, Ger Byrne, Mark Sheridan, Fred O'Toole, Richard McKeever, Des Crowley, Ray Wolfe and Joe McDonald, they were managed by Tom Sheridan and assisted by Ron Mason.

They won the All-Ireland Final of the Irish Junior Foursomes in 1996, when the team was, Graham Murphy, Barry McKeever, Gary Power, Mark Kynes and Paul McDonald, they were managed by Philip Brennan assisted by Tony Kynes and Sean Murphy, 

They won the Leinster Final of the Irish Junior Foursomes in 1991, when the team was, Barry Dowling, Michael Horan, Niall Ruane, David Larkin and Mark Sheridan.

They last won the Leinster Final of the Irish Junior Foursomes in 1998. 

They won the Fitzgibbon Cup in 1993, when the team was, Ray Wolfe, David Larkin, Alan Horan, Pat Hayden, Ger Byrne, Joe Drea, Paddy Devlin, P. J. Hall, Derek Rath, Brian Owens, Richard McKeever, Tom Dalton, Niall Ruane, Eamonn O'Sullivan, Frank Thomas and Philip Moran, they were managed by Philip Bredin assisted by Michael Leonard and Brian Horrigan.

They won the Dublin Team Trophy in 1992, when the team was, Pat Thomas, Michael Leonard, Pat Mulcahy and Brian Horrigan, they were managed by Tom Dalton.

They won it the previous year with, Liam Dwyer, Pat Mulcahy, Brian Horrigan, Michael Leonard and Brendan Burke, they were managed by Ron Mason.

Old Conna won the Leinster Alliance Irish Times Shield at Woodbrook on the 30th July 2000. It was their fourth time to win it in five years. The team was Declan Kerrigan (6) 69, J. Drea (5), Pat Hayde (5) 74 and my old friend Ron Mason. It's great to see him still playing off 4.

Mary Hennessy received a beautiful set of Ben Sayers Woods as a birthday present from husband Tony. The first opportunity she got to use them was in the Captain's Prize (Eddie Grove) to the Ladies. She fell in love at first sight with them as she shot a 61 net to win by nine clear shots, losing five shots off her handicap.

Paul McDonald was selected to play for the Irish Boys' when trying to defend their championship at The European Amateur Team Championship at Uppsala, Sweden, in July, 1999

Paul McDonald and Mark Kynes represented Ireland in the Boys' Home Internationals at Conwy G. C., Wales, in August 1999.

Mark Kynes played Leinster Boys' in 1998, winning 4 of his 5 matches. 

Paul McDonald played Leinster Boys' in 1998, winning 5 of his 6 matches.

Major Prize Winners
Name Year Prize
Brian Cryan 2000 Captain's Prize
Sally Fildes 2000 Lady Captain's Prize
Pat Thomas 2001 Captain's Prize
Treasa O'Neill 2001 Lady Captain's Prize
Diarmuid Leonard 2002 Captain's Prize
Ann Quinlan 2002 Lady Captain's Prize
Des Prendergast 2003 Captain's Prize
Mary McCann 2003 Lady Captain's Prize
Conor Gleeson 2004 Captain's Prize
Susan Murphy 2004 Lady Captain's Prize
Ron Mason 2005 Captain's Prize
Angela Bradley 2005 Lady Captain's Prize

Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Bill Smith 8 August 1998 8th   112 yd's
Brian Reidy 22 August 1998 8th   112 yd's
Peg O'Dwyer 25 August 1998 8th   112 yd's
Eileen O'Brien 14 February 1999 8th   112 yd's
Ann Keaney 6 April 1999 12th   142 yd's
Ciaran Kennedy 17 April 1999 8th   112 yd's
Pat Hayde 01 May 1999 8th   112 yd's
John Caffrey 19 May 1999 12th   163 yd's
Eddie Groves 23 May 1999 8th   112 yd's
T. O'Neill 20 July 1999 8th   102 yd's
Anna O'Keeffe 10 August 1999 8th   102 yd's
Norman Atkinson 15 August 1999 17th 5 wood 162 yd's
Larry Candy 29 August 1999 8th   112 yd's
J. Redmond 3 October 2001 2nd   236 yd's
D. Gaul 28 October 2001 12th   164 yd's
M. Brennan 25 August 2002 8th   102 yd's

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (yards)
Hole No White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 373 360 4 10 314 4 10
2 235 223 3 4 162 3 16
3 322 306 4 12 246 4 14
4 538 526 5 2 440 5 8
5 580 569 5 2 440 5 6
6 376 358 4 8 314 4 4
7 379 363 4 8 337 4 2
8 114 103 3 18 103 3 18
9 329 312 4 16 299 4 12
Out 3,246 3,120 36   2,675 36  
10 340 330 4 15 316 4 11
11 348 337 4 5 274 4 7
12 168 161 3 11 143 3 17
13 562 551 5 7 475 5 3
14 290 277 4 13 270 4 1
15 470 460 4 1 306 4 15
16 430 419 4 3 314 4 5
17 155 148 3 9 141 3 13
18 510 486 5 17 483 5 9
In 3,273 3,169 36   2,722 36  
Total 6,519 6,289 72   5,397 72  
SSS 72 71     72    

Roll of Honour
Mary Watts 1989 Ladies Captain
Maura O'Brien 1990 Ladies Captain
Olive Dignam 1991 Ladies Captain
Della Meade 1992 Ladies Captain
Brenda Vines 1993 Ladies Captain
Eilis Moroney 1994 Ladies Captain
Marie O'Neill 1995 Ladies Captain
Anne Coyle 1996 Ladies Captain
Ann Quinlan 1997 Ladies Captain
Nessa Ring 1998 Ladies Captain
Rita Purcell 1999 Ladies Captain
Breda Naughton 2000 Ladies Captain
Myra Glynn 2001 Ladies Captain
Anne Fagan 2002 Ladies Captain
Betty Allen 2003 Ladies Captain
Joan O'Leary 2004 Ladies Captain
Deirdre O'Brien 2005 Ladies Captain
Fiona Smith 2007 Ladies Captain
Eddie Moroney 1989 Men's Captain
Philip Bredin 1990 Men's Captain
Liam Dwyer 1991 Men's Captain
Tom Sheridan 1992 Men's Captain
Donnacha O'Buachalla 1993 Men's Captain
Pat Corkery 1994 Men's Captain
Jim Brooks 1995 Men's Captain
Jim O'Mahoney 1996 Men's Captain
Tom Maguire 1997 Men's Captain
Jim Colgan 1998 Men's Captain
Paddy O'Brien 1999 Men's Captain
Eddie Groves 2000 Men's Captain
Tony Hennessy 2001 Men's Captain
Dick Gleeson 2002 Men's Captain
Michael Kilkenny 2003 Men's Captain
Jim Scott 2004 Men's Captain
Sean O'Neill 2005 Men's Captain
Marc O'Connor 2006 Men's Captain
John McHale 2007 Men's Captain
Ewan Byrne 1989 President
Ewan Byrne 1990 President
Ewan Byrne 1991 President
Ken Gleeson 1992 President
Ken Gleeson 1993 President
Ken Gleeson 1994 President
Dermot Hitchcock 1995 President
Dermot Hitchcock 1996 President
Dermot Hitchcock 1997 President
A. McGinley 1998 President
Adhamhnan MacGinley 1999 President
Michael Cluskey 2000 President
Eddie Moroney 2002 President
Eddie Moroney 2003 President
Eddie Moroney 2004 President
Michael Kilkenny 2005 President
Philip Bredin 2007 President
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