Captains & Presidents

Our Captains

Lady Captain 2017-18

Patricia O’Dwyer

(Photograph courtesy of William O’Brien)

Profile Of A Great Little Golfer

Bansha is where I have lived for a long number of years. When my children grew up I thought I could do with a diversion of activity so I joined the Club in the 90s. Since then I have played regularly, both casually and competitively on Teams in the ILGU competitions.

I am very fond of Tipperary Golf Club, I enjoy my golf there and the challenges it brings to me and to my fellow golfers. My role as Lady Captain in 2018 has so far been interesting and work orientated. The Committee I work with have been just great.

My late husband Tom was my greatest supporter, he always asked “Well how did that go?” when I came home. He knew that my answer could be either full of fun or just the exact opposite. The Club Members, both the Ladies and the Men, were so supportive for Tom and I in 2017. I intend to carry on my great golfing career far into the future, and will always appreciate my Golfing Buddies.

Captain 2017-18

Bernard Tobin

(Photograph courtesy of William O’Brien)

I was born in Ardane Bansha, one of a family of four, not far from Tipperary Golf Club. I am twenty one years a member and joining the Club is by far one of the best decisions I have made.

When I joined Tipperary Golf Club one of the elder members of the Club took me to task to teach me the etiquette of golf and I will always remember his wise words when he said, “Remember Bernard, golf is not only good for the body but it is also good for the mind”. This truly is the case with golf. In the course of a round you can go from elated to frustrated or visa-versa and back again, such are the challenges of the game. There is nothing better after a round than to meet in the Clubhouse over a coffee or a meal and talk about the birdies, the pars or the ones that got away.

We are very lucky to have such a friendly and welcoming Club where members give freely of their time and energy, though not professionals, to ensure the Club’s smooth running. One of my aims during the year is to foster and develop this mind-set, an attitude which defines Tipperary Golf Club.

Our Presidents

Lady President 2016-18

Evelyn Connery

(Photograph courtesy of William O’Brien)


President 2016-18

Vincent Gilligan

(Photograph courtesy of William O’Brien)


Past Officials


2017-18Bernard Tobin
2016-17Bernard Murphy
2015-16Larry Creamer

Lady Captain

2017-18Patricia O'Dwyer
2016-17Noreen Crosse
2015-16Ann Kinane Creamer


2016-18Vincent Gilligan
2014-16Paddy O'Shea

Lady President

2016-18Evelyn Connery
2014-16Renée Bourke

Tipperary Golf Club: Rathanny, Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary, E34 HP95.