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Roscrea Golf Club, Co. Tipperary.

The club was founded in 1892.

Below is the result of a match played against Nenagh Golf Club in November 1894.


Roscrea Golf Club, Co. Tipperary. Result of a match against Nenagh Golf Club November 1894.

From The Social Review (Dublin, Ireland: 1893) Saturday 24th November 1894. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


From the Golfing Annual 1895/6; Instituted 1892; Membership of 53; President, W P H Lloyd Vaughan; Hon. secretary – T R Ely, Ballaghmore Castle. Nine-hole undulating course with short grass. The hazards consist of banks, trees and rabbit warrens. Roscrea station is one and a half miles distant. The club was affiliated to the Golfing Union of Ireland.

The Irish Golfers Guide in 1897 gives the foundation date as 1893.  It went on “The links are at Golden Grove, one and a half miles from Roscrea, there are nine-holes, the longest 420 yards and the shortest 90 yards. The green-keeper has a comfortable cottage, where there is a room for members, and tea is provided. President, W P H Lloyd Vaughan, D.L; Hon. secretary, J Robert Ely J.P, Ballaghmore Castle, Roscrea; Hon. treasurer, S E Smith; Green-keeper, Jones Thompson; Membership of about 50. 

Below is the result of a match played at Golden Grove, Roscrea, in April 1898 against Nenagh Golf Club.

Roscrea Golf Club   Nenagh Golf Club  
S E Smith 5 A Macleod 0
A Birch 0 M Gleeson 1
C Brown 4 Lord Dunally 0
T R Ely 7 Major Waller 0
(H) P Bridge 2 C C Webb 0
R F Jones 1 J W C Barry 0
Captain Birch 4 R Wilson 0
Miss Birch 0 Hon. Miss Prittie 9
A Birch and C Brown 0 Lord Dunally and M Gleeson 2
T R Ely and (A) P Bridge 9 Major Waller and C C Webb 0
E T Jones and T O Reid 0 J W C Barry and R Wilson 2
S Smith and Miss Birch 1 A Macleod and Hon. Miss Prittie 0
  33   14

It seems taht the club went into abeyance in the late 1890s early 1900s. The club is not recorded in the 1905 Nisbet’s Golf Yearbook. 

In the The Irish Golfers Guide a club called Mill Park is listed and goes on “This club was started again in 1904, the course having been laid out some years previously, but lapsed for want of members. One and a half miles from Roscrea, the hon. secretary is Captain R A Bolton, Dungar Park, Roscrea.”

The present Roscrea Golf Club came into being in 1911 with a course at Derryvale.