TAGSAdare Manor GCBallykisteen GCBallyneety GCgolfGolf NotesLimerick PostPost SportRathbane GC Carl Widger, Metis Ireland presented 1st prize in the Metis Ireland sponsored Castletroy Golf Club fundraiser competition to Mike Molyneaux, Jack Molyneaux, Michael McHale and Paul Tighe in the presence of Pam O’Sullivan, Lady Captain of Castletroy Golf Club. Photo: Dave GaynorAdare Manor Golf ClubLadiesSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Thursday 10th of May 18hole singles s/f1st Margaret Keys (10) 39pts2nd Ina Desmond (9) 38pts3rd Olivia Gardener (27) 37ptsBallykisteen Golf ClubLadiesAs we welcome some better golfing weather and only just entering into qualifying conditions the Ballykisteen ladies have been out in force making up for lost time on the course.Club Results: Sun 22 April 18H S’Ford – Mary T Real 34ptsApril Medal 18H Stroke sponsored by Noel Earlie1st Mary Toomey 76nett; 2nd Paula Carroll 76nett & 3rd Mary Lonergan 77nettSun 6 May 18H S’Ford1st Majella Hallinan 38pts, 2nd Elaine Bermingham 37pts & 3rd Mary Lonergan 33ptsTues 8th May 18H S’Ford1st Elaine Bermingham 35pts & 2nd Jackie Kennedy 29ptsMay Medal 18H Stroke sponsored by Brendan Whelan1st Mary Lonergan 69nett; 2nd Mary T Real 75nett & 3rd Mary Riordan 75nettThe Granard Cup Club Qualifier took place yesterday with a great turnout of pairings from the ladies to support this great charity event in aid of the NCBI’s National Children’s Services (Enabling children who are blind and vision impaired to help reach their full potential).The format was scotch foursomes and this format certainly brought the best out in our club members with great scores returned.The winning duo of Lauren Kelly and Caitlin Shippman 38pts will now go forward to represent the club at the finals on 13th August in Newlands, Dublin, 2nd placed was Majella Hallinan & Jane Cowhey 37pts.Final preparations are well under way for the Junior Cup Team which takes on Lahinch in Newcastle West on Saturday 26th May @ 2.00pm – as the time fast approached we wish the Panel Mary T Real, Elaine Bermingham, Majella Hallinan, Paula Carroll Jane Cowhey, Claire Griffin, Lauren Kelly & Caitlin Shippman the very best of luck in this big match-play compt under watchful of Team Manager Catherine Murphy.Ballyneety Golf ClubMen Our Bruen team were narrowly beaten by Nenagh in north Munster area final held in Adare Manor 3 games to 2. Final game went down to the 18th. Well done to manager Christy Coll & all the team members.Club singles category results – Overall winner Leigh Doolan 40 ptsCat 1 Allan Morgan 37ptsCat 2 Connor Barry 40 ptsCat 3 Michael Kenny 36 ptsCss.70Open singles 7/5/181st Eoghan O Neill 38pts2nd Garry Leslie 37 pts3rd Brendan CaseyOpen singles 10/5/181st Milan Radic 37pts2nd Ger Mc Grath 36 pts3rd Colum O Driscoll 36 ptsCss 71Ladies May Medal stroke play1st Dolores Curtin 61 nett2nd Paula Carroll 73 nett3rd Eithne Hehir 74 nett9 hole stablefordThelma Hartmann 17 ptsSeniors Team of 31st Michael John Cosgrave , Connie Ryan ,Liam Lawlor 47.82nd Tom Clohessy Jim Donovan Gerry Dillon 473rd Anthony Ryan Jim Brown Jerry Grant.46Juniors18 holesWinner Connor Murtagh 38 pts9 holes winner David Slattery 14 pts.Well done to Morgan O Sullivan. Darragh Hogan Frank Moloney on making the match play stage of the Irish junior foursomes v Adare Manor.Rathbane Golf Club LadiesLadies 9 hole competition May 9th1st Ann Howlett 17pts2nd Rita Barry 16pts3rd Trish Costello Lady Capt. 14ptsLadies May Medal1st Marie Costelloe 74 net2nd Rita Barry 78 net3rd Trish Costello Lady Capt. 83 netSeniorsMen’s Seniors Thurs May 10th Team of ThreeChristy Downes Vice Capt.Joe FlanaganJack VaughanSat./Sun. May 12/13th1st Christy Downes Vice Capt. 38 Pts2nd John G. O’Neill 36 pts c/b3rd Tony Lynch 36 pts4th Michael Garvey 36ptsFixtures – Sat/Sun. May 19/20th18 Hole Singles Stableford Print POSTPONED: Ryder Cup on hold until 2021 pushing back Adare Manor event Email Limerick Post Show | May 1, 2020 2020 JP McManus Pro-Am postponed for a year Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCronin on the double at Ulster Bank League AwardsNext articleLimerick Comfort Keepers win big at the All-Ireland Final John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement Limerick Post Show | April 10, 2020 NewsLimerick Golf Notes for week ended 18/05/18By John Keogh – May 18, 2018 1391 Limerick Post Show | The Golf Course at Adare Manor Facebook WATCH: The Golf Course at Adare Manor celebrates its second birthday
When AEG Presents and the owners of Brooklyn, NY’s Barclays Center (Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment) purchased Manhattan nightlife staple Webster Hall earlier this year, they announced plans to spend roughly $10 million sometime in the near future renovating the multi-floor venue’s Grand Ballroom, Studio room, and Marlin Room in hopes of bringing them up to contemporary standards and adding a few more customer features. Now, the East Village venue has announced that its final night before it closes down for an extended period of time upgrades. The venue has planned a series of “Final Shows,” which include gigs with Rag N’ Bone Man, Good Charlotte, and more scheduled to perform and “goodbye nights” for its regular weekly party nights. The last listed performance in the Grand Ballroom is singer-songwriter Michelle Branch on August 8th, while the following night’s Marateck record release show in The Studio is the final overall performance on the Webster docket.AEG Presents And Barclays Center Owners To Purchase NYC’s Webster HallWhen it reopens, the venue’s booking will be handled by Bowery Presents, which was also acquired by AEG last year. According to Timeout New York, “Webster Hall has had many different forms since the first theater was built on the site in 1886. In the 1980s, it operated as storied club the Ritz, and since the ’90s has been run by the Ballinger family. As one of the biggest independent venues in city, Webster Hall has always had a kind of grimy charm. It’s unclear how much of that will change with the new iteration, but you may want to say your goodbyes.”Gerard McNamee Jr., the general manager of the venue’s weekly Saturday club night, GOTHAM, comment on the venue’s indefinite closing in a post on his Facebook page:While we’ll miss the appropriately labeled “grimy charm” of Webster Hall in its current form, we can’t wait to see what upgrades the venue’s new owners make![h/t – Timeout New York]
According to the Chinese Calendar 2020 is the Zodiac Year of the Rat. Rats are clever and wise and are symbols of wealth and surplus (because of their fast rate of reproduction). Rats have to be extra cautious in the new year due to being at risk of losing money. They must learn to stand back and wait until opportunities arise and are advised to wait until the following year in making big decisions and keeping their financial situation stable. Rats will also find themselves losing their focus at times and becoming emotional. So each of us would do well to temper our prosperity trends regarding the economy going forward. Living with a bit of anxiety will be a harbinger for credit union leadership as we head into the year.With recent political, economic and regulatory changes added to the American landscape, the new year economy in which credit unions will have to navigate will slow down. Overall many aspects of these changes have caused many of us to shift and use more new technology and innovation in dealing with our financial situations and engagement in serving members.And with 2020 being a presidential election year, all business and financial marketplace predictions will be tempered by Uncertainty!However, this is not the year for credit unions to hold back. There is an opportunity to really continue to step up and help members respond to new changes and challenges (interest rate changes/cyber-security/ID theft/new technology/frictionless transactions) and not have a rat pack mentality like our competitors.I would offer these “Super 10 in 20”suggestions for setting a course to prosper in the New Year:Work Your CU Neighborhood. Focus on deepening relationships (more wallet share) with your current members. Get closer and really get to know your members. Offer one stop financial services shopping and don’t make your members jump through whoop s to do business. Continue to engage and expand in socially responsible causes showing the credit union difference in the community.Review your Fee structures for market place adjustments. I am not suggesting we gouge our members, only that we alter fees based on the local marketplace. We still will be the best deal in town.Have a Collaboration, Partnership, Alliance and Merger Policy/Strategy.Train staff to cross serve and wow members at every touch point opportunity 7x24x365. Embrace being a “Member-Centric” CU. All staff, volunteers, vendors and members should be advocates for your credit union.Have a well-defined Member Experience Program. Use Good On-Boarding practices to Reconnect and Engage current/new members by offering incentives–(Buy local Groupon/ miles/reward programs/prepaid cards/cash back/free credit scores/reports/co-brand products) and concierge services to empower them to connect. Reach out to Hispanic/New Immigrant communities and show them how credit unions are a welcoming financial institution. Give members real reasons for being a member, not just a customer. Membership should have its privileges. Offer Certificate of Member Ownership/Toll Free 800 Member Care Hotline.Embrace Innovation/Mobile Strategy: Mobile/Tablet Technology and Social Media. Be Appilicious–Utilize innovative ideas to create “Apps for This and That”. Form Strategic Partnerships with Fin-techs (Google/Amazon) for first payments/digital interaction options. Teach members to serve themselves via technology. A CU Alexa has now joined the Apple watch to members households and vehicles and “Face Payments” could be the next Big Thing!Offer Suite of Retirement Services to help Senior Members–Tax/Legal (Wills) Services/End of Life (Burial) Loans/Long Term Care. Consider offering Life-style Products/Services that your members could really benefit from (braces/Invisalign treatments/hearing aids/plastic/Lasik surgery) personal procedures that are not covered by traditional insurance.Reach out to young adults/women and early retirees via Micro Lending and Small Business Services. These members are the fastest demographic starting their own business.Make it a strategic imperative to appeal to and attract more Youth and Young Adults. The under 30 Demographic is your next generation of lending business and lifelong members for your CU. Find ways to help young members ease their burden of student debt and offer Financial Counseling Fitness programs to help them get on track with sound life-long money budgeting practices.Explore Cannabis/Hemp/CBD Oil Banking as potential new Small Business opportunities for your credit union. 38SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Vardallas John A. Vardallas CAE, CUDE is Founder/CEO of The AmericanBoomeR Group, a Madison, Wisconsin based speaking/consulting firm. He is also Senior Faculty Advisor/Project Evaluator for SCMS and … Web: www.theamericanboomer.com Details This is not the time to sit back in your den about your credit unions mission to thrive in the future. Focusing on maintaining our differentiation–why we do versus what we do in our communities will distinguish us from the rest and help us prosper.Our Credit unions will need to step up, promote our purpose, focus on our uniqueness and commitment to members to stay ahead and avoid getting caught up in the financial services rat race in 2020.