The annual Macmillan Charity Stableford, very generously sponsored by V Mone and Son, Keady, took place at Co Armagh Golf Club on Thursday 1 June 2023. 

The competition was played in perfect conditions, with basking sunshine and plenty of run on the ball.  For many it provided the first opportunity to play the redesigned par 3 18th hole.  The new hole didn’t phase Eileen Fitzsimons however, as it yielded her the first birdie during a Thursday competition.

As always, the competition was very well supported by the ladies of Co Armagh.  Sixty-two ladies played in the 18 hole and a further fifteen ladies entered the 9 hole competition.  The fabulous prizes, which were representative of the variety of items available to purchase at V Mone and Son, Keady, had all been beautifully displayed.

Lady Captain, Lily McMullan welcomed a packed clubhouse to prize-giving, extending a special welcome to Miriam McKibbin and Anne Mone, V Mone and Son, Keady.  She thanked them for their long-standing support of the competition and the beautiful prizes.

18 Hole Competition

The delighted winner, with 39 pts, was Gladys Villiers, one point clear of Maggie Donnelly, who secured second place with 38 pts.  June Humphries won the gross prize with 28 gross points.  New country member Ros Ashton was third with 37 pts - an achievement that was all the greater, it being her first time playing the course!

The category winners were:

Cat A    Emma Garrigan             36 pts

(beating Maggie McKee on the better back 9)

Cat B    Eileen Fitzsimons          36 pts

Cat C   Moya Brady                  35 pts

Cat D   Maura McCoy               36 pts

Caitlin McKinney won the Front 9 with 21 pts, beating Anne Atwell on countback and Hilary Johnston won the Back 9 with 20 pts, beating Maggie McKee on countback.

9 Hole Competition

The 9 hole competition was won by Rea Haughey with 21 pts and Gina Morris was second with 20 pts.

GIG 9 Hole

A delighted Julie McCartney was the winner of the first 9 hole Get Into Golf competition, with 64, beating Joan McCool on countback.

Miriam McKibbin thanked all those for participating in the competition and raising funds for Macmillan.  


There were birdies for

June Humphries @ 1st and 6th

Ros Ashton @ 2nd

Ellen Brady and Siobhan Donnelly @ 6th

Emma Garrigan @ 14th

Julie McCarten @ 17th


There were twos for:

            Valerie Gordon @ 3rd

Mary Black and Eilish Grimes @ 7th

            Denise Murphy @ 13th

            Eileen Fitzsimons @ 18th

Photo 1 Macmillian
Back L-R: Maura McCoy, Eileen Fitzsimons and Hilary Johnston
3rd Row L-R: Julie McCartney and Gina Morris
2nd Row L-R: Caitlin McKinney, Rea Haughey and Emma Garrigan
Front L-R: Miriam McKibbin, V Mone & Son, Ros Ashton, Gladys Villiers, June Humphries and Lady Captain Lily McMullan

Photo 2 Macmillian
Display of prizes sponsored by V Mone & Son, Keady

Photo 3 Macmillian
Winner of the first GIG 9 Hole Competition, Julie McCartney pictured with Lady Captain Lily McMullan