SOUTH LEINSTER: The South Leinster Cup team were beaten very narrowly 4 and 3 by the Heath recently, so well done to all concerned for representing their club with pride. Team, home, Gerry Meally, Peter Mulhall, Paddy Kehoe, away, Michael Doheny, Seamus O’ Connor, Martin Brennan and Fergal O’ Neill – player/manager.
30th June: Best of luck to our South Leinster Cup team versus the Heath fixed for this Saturday, June 30 at 3.30pm. The line up is:
Seamus O Connor
Fergal O Neill – player/manager
25th June: Best of luck to our Irish Junior Foursomes team playing in Abbeyleix today Monday 25th June.
Team form left David Allen, Louis Todd, Ewan Connery and Liam Doyle. Del Todd is the team manager.
23rd June: luck to our Jimmy Bruen team and their manager Paul Campion,who narrowly failed to qualify in Curragh GC on Sat 23rd.
23rd June: Hard luck to our senior cup team that went down 3/2 to a very strong Kilkenny team. The deciding match came down to the 18th. Team Stephen Daly, John Doheny, JD Harding, David Lynch and Padraig Curry. Team manager Michael Curry. Well done to all concerned. It is always a privilege to represent your club. You were proud to represent Castlecomer Golf Club and did yourselves and our club proud! You are all a credit to your club!
23rd June; Senior Cup regional qualifier is taking place in Castlecomer GC over this weekend 23rd and 24th June. Twelve Senior Cup club teams are playing and It’s a great honour that our club has been selected for such a prestigious event, and it proves that we have a course of the highest quality, of which we are rightly proud. The course is in excellent condition and our Senior Cup team take on Kilkenny GC tomorrow morning Sat 23rd at 8.10am. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Best of luck to manager Michael Curry and his team!
16th June. Duggan Cup team members and supporters in Kilkenny Golf club before match v Kilkenny. Castlecomer wone 3-2 winning both matches at home and 1 match away. L-R Michael Minogue,Michael Daly, James Farrell, Ken Hovenden, Pat Comerford, Margaret O Keeffe Lady Captain, Seamus Brennan Captain, Martin Brennan Team Manager,
JUNIOR CUP TEAM
Sat 9th 8.50 am STROKE PLAY
R RYAN, M DALY, K O DONNELL, JD HARDING. D LYNCH.
SUBS; D KNOX. V SMYTH. M DERMODY. S KENNEDY. C DUNNE, B YOUNG,
Best of luck lads
The All Ireland Four Ball Inter Club team lost, rather unluckily, 3/2 to Wexford on Sunday. They won both matches at home and were most unfortunate to lose all three away matches on the 18th! Well done to this well motivated team and their manager, Pat Haughton on reaching round 4 of this competition and to Wexford going forward.
The Duggan Cup team had a steady 3/2 win against Callan by virtue of 2 home and 1 away victories. Team, at home Ken Hovenden (16) and Martin Brennan (16), Marty O’Shea (11) and Paul Rice (11), Michael Dermody (7) and Seamus Malone (16), away, Michael Daly (13) and Pat Comerford (13), Michael Manogue (13) and Andy Cleere (14). They play Kilkenny in the next round.
The Men’s South Leinster team were victorious against Roscrea on Thursday 24th May. They won three away and one at home. Team: away, Michael Doheny, Ken Hovenden, Martin Brennan and Fergal O Neill, home Gerry Meally, Paddy Kehoe and Peter Mulhall.
28th May: INTER-CLUB: Our Michael Moore team who lost to Bunclody on Monday gave of their best representing their team and Club and deserve every plaudit, despite defeat, for the attitude and sportsmanship displayed. At home, Liam Mooney, Martin Ring and Michael Brennan, away, Seamus Brennan, Matt Dooley, Paudie Mulhall and Pat Haughton. Team manager Tony Carr and assistant Gerry Mealy. Best of luck to Bunclody.. Photos show Martin Ring sinking a 12ft putt for a half and Michael Brennan holing out on the 17th to take his match to the final hole.
28th May: The men’s team take on Bunclody today Mon 28th May in the Michael Moore Cup. At home, Liam Mooney, Martin Ring, Michael Brennan. Away, Seamus Brennan, Matt Dooley, Paudie Mulhall and Pat Haughton. Team manager Tony Carr. Best of luck lads!
Hard luck to the All Ireland Four Ball Inter Club team who lost 3/2 to Wexford yesterday Sunday 27th. They won both matches at home and were unlucky to loose all three away matches on the 18th. Well done to the team and manager Pat Haughton on reaching round 4 of this competition.
26th May; Well done to the Duggan Cup team on their hard earned 3/2 win against Callan today Sat 26th. They won 2 matches at home and one match away. They now play Kilkenny in the next round in the defence of last year’s title win.
24th May; Well done to the Men’s South Leinster Team that beat Roscrea yesterday Thursday 24th May. They won three away and one at home. Looked like winning at least one more at home. Team Away Michael Doheny, Ken Hovenden, Martin Brennan, Fergal O Neill . Home Gerry Meally, Paddy Kehoe, Peter Mulhall. Speccial congrats to player/ manager Fergal after his very busy week!
26th May Saturday; Duggan Cup Team to play Callan. At home will be Ken Hovenden (16) Martin Brennan (16) Marty O’Shea (11) Paul Rice (11) Michael Dermody (7) Seamus Malone (16). Away; Michael Daly (13) Pat Comerford (13) Michael Manogue (13) Andy Cleere (14). Best of luck to all!
Pierce Purcell: Hard luck to the Pierce Purcell team beaten by Newbridge on Sunday. The team can hold their head high, even in defeat, as, to a man, they gave of their best for the team and the Club. Newbridge are wished all the best going forward in this historic competition. As for ’Comer, in this particular competition, tiocfaidh ár lá.
Cullen Cup: Castlecomer Golf club recorded a superb away win over New Ross. Team: Maria Downey & Martin Brennan (G), Ann Ring & Jason Brennan, Joan Brennan & Ronan Walsh, Honoria Fogarty & Michael Daly, Bessie Brophy & Damien Knox. It was a terrific occasion for the Brennan family with 3 family members helping, in no small way, to inspire the team to victory on the day. Manager Seamus O’Connor had to step in at the last minute and with the scores at 2-2 it was he and Bessie Brophy who eventually triumphed on the 20th (TWENTIETH!) hole of their match as night began to fall. (See photo below)
Continued good fortune to the team.
12th May. Best of luck to our Pierce Purcell team who play Newbridge in Newbridge on Sat 12th May. Team is; Michael Manogue & Andy Cleere, Seamus Coogan (F) & Fergal O’Neill, Warren Byrne & John Bergin, John Dowling & Peter Mulhall, Nicky Walsh & Joe Dowd. Subs: Michael Daly &Martin Brennan (G) Manager Paul Rice.
10th May. Congrats to our All Ireland Fourball Team who beat Carlow today, thursday 12th. Playing at home were Gerry Mealy, Liam Mooney, Shay Malone and Martin Ring while playing away were Fergal O’Neill, Dick Farrell, Seamus O’Connor, Ger Mullan, Martin Brennan and Seamus Brennan. Castlecomer won 3-1 with one game called in while all square on the 18th.
28th April JB CARR: A sincere word of thanks to team manager, Mr Martin Brennan for fielding an enthusiastic challenge to Mt Juliet in Mount Juliet on Saturday evening. Mt Juliet, inspired by Sean O’ Neill, Ted Hoyne and his brother Alan to name but a few on the home team were simply unbeatable. With 4 matches won by the home team, Castlecomer’s Murty Coonan and Martin Brennan – who were 3 up with 3 to play – were called in. Well done also to the sporting challenge of team mates,Seamus Brennan and John Kelly, Johnny Brennan and Seamus Malone, Donie Walsh and Michael Doheny and Christy Comerford and Richie Hogan who felt the full force of a fine tuned Mount Juliet team who were adept at finding the key positions on the greens with their second shots on the par 4’s and third shots on the par 5’s. Castlecomer couldn’t have been beaten by more sporting and friendly hosts. The fine meal afterwards with opposing players sitting alongside each other and the ensuing banter summed up the success of the trip to a beautiful course on, to date, the most sun-splashed pleasant evening of the year. Take a well earned bow Mt Juliet. Best of luck in the next round.
27th April: The men’s JB Carr team had a great 3-2 away to Gowran GC today. Team; Christy Comerford & Seamus Brennan, Seamus O’Connor & John Kelly, Donie Walsh & Tom Mooney, Shamus Malone & Johnny Brennan, Martin G Brennan & Murty Coonan. Team Manager Martin G Brennan
22nd April: DUGGAN CUP: Congratulations to team manager, Martin Brennan and his trusted All-Ireland championship team for successfully negotiating a very narrow victory on Sunday against a very skilful and determined bid by Carlow to dethrone the champions in this year’s first round. Champions can be quite vulnerable, especially, in the first round, but this Castlecomer team is made of sterner stuff! Roll on boys!
21st April: Well done to club’s Mens team who beat Mount Juliet in the All Ireland Fourball Interclub Competition on Sat 21st April.At home were Dick Farrell & Michael Doheny, Shamus Malone & Martin Ring. Away Martin (G) Brennan & Seamus Brennan, Seamus O’Connor & Ken Hovenden, Gerard Mullan & Liam Mooney. Team Manager Pat Haughton
Team Managers 2018
Barton Cup John Bergin (087)0535230
Junior Cup John Bergin (087) 0535230
Jimmy Bruen Paul Campion (087) 3169804
Pierce Purcell Paul Rice (087) 9785999
Irish Mixed Foursomes Michael Buggy (087) 6915903
All Ireland Fourball Interclub Pat Haughton (086) 8216121
Fred Daly Del Todd (083)1521254
Irish Junior Foursomes Del Todd (083)1521254
Duggan Cup Martin Brennan (G) 087 7559213
Michael Moore Cup Tony Carr (087) 2182184
J B Carr Martin Brennan (G) (087) 7559213
Cullen Cup Seamus O’Connor (087) 2621813