HAVE YOU TRIED GOLF? Members are requested to attend a meeting on Friday 8th June in the Clubhouse at 8pm to, hopefully, be a contributor, supporter and active participant in the promotion of the wonderfully healthy pastime of golf for a friend, family member, former sportsman or someone totally new to sport who, maybe, would appreciate being invited to play a friendly round of golf in conjunction with tuition and encouragement and follow up. This could be your opportunity to invest in the future of the game in Castlecomer while extending the welcoming hand to someone. Definitely a win win situation both for the guest and the Club. The 170 acre course is waiting to reveal its charm, beauty and challenge to a new audience.No greater gift can a man give than to redirect a friend to the beautiful game of golf! Your moment is nigh! Reminder: Meeting on Friday 8th June 8pm, be there!
Monday 11th June.
No winner of Lotto jackpot of €2,800. Numbers drawn 7,9,23,25. Next weeks jackpot 3,000.
This week at Castlecomer Golf Thurs 14th June Men’s Open Singles, Sat 16th/ Sun 17th June Donal McInerney Memorial Open Singles S/Ford Sun 10th June Men’s Open Singles Result 1 John Doheny (6) 66, 2 Michael Curry (5) 67 Gross Michael Buggy (0) 70 Class 1 Barry Doyle (7) 71 b9, Class 2 Paddy Kehoe (16) 69 b9, Class 3 Paddy Mahon (21) 71 Thurs. 7th June Men’s Open Singles 1. Richard Duggan (3) (KK) 40 pts 2. Ciaran O’ Neill (14) 39 pts Gross Michael Buggy (0) 37 pts Save & Exit 5th June. No winner of lotto jackpot of €2,600. Numbers drawn 20,23,25,26. Next weeks jackpot €2,800. 4th June Monday Men’s Open Singles: 1 David Dowling (19) 39 pts, 2 Paddy Kehoe (16) 38 pts, Gross Michael Buggy (0) 37 pts
This week at Castlecomer Golf Thurs 7th June Men’s Open Singles, Sat 9th/ Sun 10th June Men’s Open Singles Mon 4th June Men’s Open Singles Result 1 David Dowling (19) 39 pts, 2 Paddy Kehoe (16) 38 pts, Gross Michael Buggy (0) 37 pts Sun. 3rd June 3 Person Champagne Scramble Result 1 Micheal Coogan (11), Eoin Brennan (18), Patsy Brophy (19) 96pts 2 Johny Doheny (6), Robert Brennan (8), Jonathon Dowling (19) 94 pts b9 3. Paul Walsh (12) M.J. Farrell (14), Donie Walsh (15) 94 pts Thurs. 31st May Men’s Open Singles 1. Conor Brophy(27) 42 pts 2. Shamus Malone (16) 38 pts b6 Gross Michael Buggy (0) 34 pts Monday 28th May. No winner of lotto jackpot of €2,400. Numbers drawn 4,14,24,26. Next weeks jackpot €2,600. This week at Castlecomer Golf. Thurs 31st May Men’s Open Singles, Sat 2nd / Sun 3rd June 3 Person Champagne Scramble (Any Combination), Mon 4th June Men’s Open Singles. Sun 27th May Men’s Open Singles Result 1 Brendan Dooley (9) 39pts, 2 Brian Young (5) 37 pts Gross Michael Buggy (0) 34 pts Class 1 David Lynch (5) 36 pts, Class 2 Donie Walsh (15) 36 pts b3, Class 3 Pat Graham (24) 34 pts Thurs. 24th May Men’s Open Singles 1. David Morris (16) 39 pts 2. Michael Buggy (0) 38 pts b9 Gross Barry Doyle (7) 28 pts b9 Monday 21st May No winner of lotto jackpot of €2,200. Numbers drawn 11,16,19,24. Next weeks jackpot €2,400.
The winners of the hugely successful Castlecomer Golf Team Championship played over the weekend receiving their prize of a golfing holiday to Spain (L – R) Tadgh Donoghue (Kilkenny GC), Ken Hovenden, Seamus Brennan (Club Captain), Honoria Fogarty (President), Margaret O Keeffe (Lady Captain), Victor Smyth, Martin Brennan, Gerry Reynolds (Castlecomer Credit Union – Main Sponsors)
Castlecomer Golf Club Team Championship ROLL OF HONOUR!
1 Victor Smyth (6), Tadgh Donoghoe (14) (KK), Ken Hovendon (16), Martin Brennan (16) 104 pts
2. Michael Fitzpatrick (13) (Gowran), Martin Brennan (16), Joe Tierney (20) (Callan) , Ned Kenny (23) 103 pts
3. James Hayes (Dungarvan) (5) Tom Morrissey (10) (West Waterford), John G Brennan (11), John Ferncombe (14) (West Waterford) 99 pts b3
4. Michael Manogue (13), Andy Cleere (14), Peter Mulhall (16), Brian Dermody (18) 99 pts
Ladies: Honoria Fogarty (12), Margaret Ruth (15), Carlow, Bridget Ryan (18 (Curragh)), Mary Rice (27) (KK) 93pts
Over 60’s: Maurice Power (12) (M/View), Richie Power (14) (Callan), Michael Raggett (15) M/View, Billy Fitzpatrick (17) (Rathdowney) 88 pts
Non GUI: Michael Bollard, Martin O’Neill, Michael Brennan, Martin Phelan 87 pts (Team Sponsored by Rowe’s Hardware)
Nearest The Pin 3rd : Michael Buggy
Nearest The Pin 9th: Colin Dunne, Paul Walsh (Old Conna), Niall Doogue (Baltinglass)
Nearest The Pin 15th: Declan Condon (Portlaoise), Eilish Aherne, (Callan) Hole In One,Tom O’ Gara ( Nenagh).
Nearest The Pin 17th : Tony Maher (Forrest Little), Noel Rothwell, John Weafer (Palmerstown)
Longest Drive 12th Men: Michael Buggy, Eoin Murphy (New Ross), Michael Daly.
Longest Drive 12th Ladies: Linda Byrne (Bunclody), Breda Ryan (Callan), Mary Brophy
Wed 16th May. SENIORS: 1 Jerry Mealy (16), Pat. Kelly (26), M. McGrath (24), 65 pts, 2 Paddy Neary (18), Ollie Maher (16), Mai McEvoy (34), 62 pts. 3 Tom Mooney (15), James O’Reilly (22), Una Whelan (36), 59 pts.
Monday 14th May. No winner of lotto jackpot of €2,000. Numbers drawn 1,4,8,11. Next weeks jackpot €2,200. LOTTO JACKPOT WINNER!!!! Happy man James Daly receiving his Lotto cheque for €10200 from Lady Captain Margaret O’Keeffe, Captain Seamie Brennan and Lotto Supervisor John Shore 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. Continued good fortune to the team. Weekly competition: Men’s vice captain, Mr Martin O’ Neill prize day for the ladies, an 18 hole stroke competition was a huge success. It certainly brought the cream to the top and the victors glorious golf deserved the highest accolades the vice-captain alluded to. Congratulations to: 1 Honoria Fogarty, 2 Betty Owens, Gross Maria Downey, 4 Emma Walsh and ,indeed, all the many lady participants’ sporting endeavours on the day. Get into golf Lessons: If interested in playing golf please ring Honoria on 087 9171579. Taster Golf lessons can be organised any Tues at 7 for any woman interested in trying golf. This is a great opportunity to take up golf meet new people and have fun. Gardening Night: Well done to all involved in the gardening night and to David and Mary from Glanbia, Countrylife. They presented us with lots of practical information that will help change our gardens. A great night was had by all. Castlecomer Golf Club Team Championship: The months of planning under the baton of younger generation golfers, Fergal O’ Neill and Colin Dunne, should reap a rich harvest, with the commencement of play at 2pm on Thursday. With meticulous planning and a fantastic response generated in the club to these enthusiastic young golfing leaders, the golf in Castlecomer over the 4 days promises to showcase the Club – full of a glorious tradition since 1935 – in all its true glory. We extend a very warm welcome to the many visiting teams, especially, some of whom may be playing, even, for the first time in Castlecomer. We encourage all players to arrive, at least 30 minutes in advance of tee times. With a full team of stewards on duty, it is hoped all golfers will have a most pleasant, memorable, skilfully-played and thoroughly enjoyable experience in Castlecomer. Sun. 13th May Men’s Open Singles 1 Seamus Brennan (21) 42 pts, 2 Tony Cooper (28) 36 pts b9 Gross Brian Young (5) 30 pts Class 1 Marty O’ Shea (11) 35 pts b9 Class 2 Paddy Hogan (15) 36 pts b9 Class 3 Martin Bergin (22) 34 pts Thurs. 10th May Men’s Open Singles 1 Gerry O’ Keeffe (13) 36 pts
Wed 9th May SENIORS:1 Coonan Murty (12), Cooper Tony (26), O’Shea Kevin (18) 65 pts, 2 Mealy Jerry (16), Hardy John (24), Tunstead Jim (21), 59 pts, 3 Scanlon Sean (17), Mealy Martin (25), Neary Paddy (18), 57 pts,
Tuesday 8th May. One winner of lotto jackpot of €10,200. Numbers drawn 2,3,9,12. Winner James Daly. Next weeks jackpot €2,000. Monday 7th May Men’s Singles Result 1 Ronan Walsh (9) 41 pts, 2 Barry Doyle (7) 39 pts Sat 5th/ Sun 6 May Holmpatrick Cup Result 1 Colin Dunne (6), Fergal O’ Neill (16) 47 pts back 9, 2 Pat Comerford (13), Adam Comerford (14) 47 pts. Best wishes to Colin and Fergal in the Holmpatrick Area qualifier. Pairings who finished on 36 pts or better qualified for last 16 club fourball matchplay. Seeded Draw sheet will be displayed on club n/board based on finishing position in qualifying round Thurs 3rd May Men’s Singles Result 1. Stephen Daly (6). 40 pts. 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. TEE TO GREEN Congratulations to Colin Dunne and Fergal O’ Neill on winning the weekend 18 hole fourball, They scored 47 points with a better back 9 just edged out the Patrick and Adam Comerford team who scored 47 points also.. They go forward in the Holmpatrick area qualifier and it goes without saying they have the sincere best wishes of all in the club. Well done also to the 16 teams who qualified for the highly regarded club match play fourball. Please check notice board for details and ,in particular, the very important deadline dates for matches. Our advice is play the games early. Thurs 3rd May Men’s Singles Result 1. Stephen Daly (6). 40 pts This week at Castlecomer. Thurs Men’s Open Singles Sat/Sun Men’s Open Fourball Sun 29th April Men’s Singles S/Ford Result 1 Paul Rice (11) 43 pts 2 Liam Dooley (16) 40 pts b9 Gross Colin Dunne (6) 32 Pts Class 1 Karl O’ Donnell (6) 37 pts Class 2 Brian Dermody (18) 40 pts Class 3 Seamus Brennan (21) 39 pts SENIORS: Wed 2/5/18 1 Jerry Mealy (16), Paudy Mull hall (23), Kathleen Ryan (23), 66 pts., 2 John Mulcahy (12), Jim Tunstead (21), Phil Shore (24), 64 pts., 3 Pat Morrissey (18), Ger Comer ford (24), John Shore (30), 62 pts. Today 9.30am Pat Byrne Memorial Trophy. Monday 30th April. No winner of lotto jackpot of €10,000. Numbers drawn 3,12,17,27. Next weeks jackpot €10,200.
CASTLECOMER GOLF CLUB TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 LAUNCH!
Attending the launch were Captain Seamie Brennan, Gerry Reynolds from Castlecomer Credit Union (Main Sponsors), Lady Captain Margaret O’Keeffe and President Hanora Fogarty. This wonderful event will run for 3 days over the weekend of 18th, 19th and 20th of May. Tee times are filling up FAST with Friday already full and only limited availability on Saturday and Sunday. Thursday 17th has been added and tee times are available from 2.00pm. For Bookings please contact Colin Dunne 0862451598, Fergal O‘Neill 0871810011 or Linda 056-4441139 on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays.) DIARY: Thurs 3rd, Men’s Open Singles, Sat 5th/Sun 6th May, Men’s Open Fourball. Fri 18th – Sun 20th May 18h Team Classic.(entries also taken for Thursday, 17th. RESULTS: Sun 29th April Men’s 18 Singles S/Ford Result 1 Paul Rice (11) 43 pts, 2 Liam Dooley (16) 40 pts b9, Gross Colin Dunne (6) 32 pts, Class 1 Karl O’ Donnell (6) 37 pts, Class 2 Brian Dermody (18) 40 pts, Class 3 Seamus Brennan (21) 39 pts.
SCRAMBLE:: All golfers, aspiring golfers, juniors and student golfers please note that the scramble is back. It happens every TUESDAY at 5pm.
LADIES‘ DIARY: Good luck to the four ladies teams that will represent the club this week . The intermediate team play Borris on Wed 2nd May in Mount Juliet, the Minor Cup team play Tulfarris in Carlow, the Challenge Cup team play Mullingar in the Royal Curragh on Saturday 5th May and finally on Sunday the Revive Active team play Rathdowney. -A busy week ahead for the ladies. A NIGHT OF GARDENING: A date for our diary- spread the word summer is arriving on Thursday, May 10th at 8pm in the clubhouse. David and Mary (Countrylife Castlecomer )will host an evening on how to get the most out of your garden. Bring a few friends on May 10th for a night of gardening and fun RECYCLING: Clothes recycling /Spring clean your house: A joint clothes recycling collection with SOS, Castlecomer will take place over the May bank holiday. Drop your old clothes into the golf club -ladies and gents locker rooms, or the SOS Castlecomer between now and Tuesday 8th May. Wed 25th April. SENIORS RESULTS 1 Murty Coonan (11), Ollie Maher (16), Michael McGrath (24) 64 pts., 2 Michael Doheny (17), Eamon McIvor (21), Pat Kearney (24), 59 pts.,3 Pat Morrissey (18), Tom Slevin (28), Matt. Pollack (26), Seamie Brennan (21), 56 pts. . SENIOR DIARY: Wed 9th May: Pat Byrne Memorial Trophy. A big turnout is expected for this great competition. It is a “major” and obviously prestigious. Mon 23rd April. No winner of lotto jackpot of €9,800. Numbers drawn 2,5,8,10. Next weeks jackpot €10,000. GARDENING NIGHT, 10th May: A date for our diary- spread the word summer is arriving. On MAY 10th at 8pm in the clubhouse, David and Mary (Countrylife, Castlecomer ) will host an evening on how to get the most out of your garden. Bring a few friends along for a night of gardening and fun. 22nd April: RESULTS: 18h Open, 1 Karl O’ Donnell (6) 40 pts, 2 Sean O’ Shea (8) 40 pts, Gross David Lynchn 31 pts, Class 1 Colin Dunne (6) 36 pts, Class 2 William Roberts (13) 37 pts, Class 3 Michael Doyle (26) 35 pts back 9. The Ladies Junior Cup team took on Bunclody in the first round played today in Gowran. There was great golf played by all and Emer sealed the deal on 19th . The team was: Emer Foley, Maria Downey. Breda Phelan, Honoria Fogarty, Joan Brennan, Team Managers: Breda Phelan & Emma Walsh. 22nd April: Our under – 15 team were in action this weekend. It was a two leg affair against Kilkenny. After a great battle all weekend on both courses the difference was only one match where Kilkenny were the narrow victors. Congratulations to all the team on a fantastic effort. A special word of thanks to Castlecomer Credit Union for their sponsorship of the club polo shirts which the boys were wearing. Our team was; David Allen, Cian Rothwell, Conor Brophy, Cathal O Reilly, Louis Todd, Ewan Connery & Oisin Cahill. Thurs 19th April Thurs. Open Singles 1 Micheal Coogan (11) 38 pts b9
Monday 16th April.
No winner of lotto jackpot of €9,600. Numbers drawn 1,8,17,24. Next weeks jackpot €9,800.
Clothes recycling /Spring clean your house. A joint clothes recycling collection with SOS Castlecomer will take place over MAY bank holiday. Drop your old clothes into the golf club ladies and gents locker rooms, or the SOS Castlecomer between now and Tuesday 8th May.
Fixtures this week
Tuesday 17th Scramble Draw at 5.00pm
19th April Thursday Open Singles Sat 21st / Sun 22nd Men’s Open Singles
Congratulations to the Junior Foursomes team, who beat Athy today in Abbeyleix. Betty Owens, Maureen Norton, Margaret O’Keeffe, Theresa Manning, Emma Walsh and Nuala Mahon. Managers were Ann Ring and Hanora Fogarty. SENIORS: Captain, Ger Comerford drove in on Wednesday along with 41 keen golfers in calm dry conditions, just perfect for golf. The 14 hole scramble proved most popular after a long winter lay-off. 1 Murty Coonan (11), Noreen Kinchella (23), Michael Mc Grath (24), 43 nett, 2 Maureen Norton (16), Kevin Mulhall (21), Tom Casey (22), 46 nett , 3 Michael Doheny (17), Kathleen Ryan (23), Patrick Kearney (24), 47 1/3 nett. SENIORS’ DIARY: Wednesday 18th April assembly at 9.30 for tee off at 10am. Clothes Recycling A joint clothes recycling collection with SOS Castlecomer will take place, in 2 weeks time, over the MAY Bank Holiday weekend. Kindly make a big effort to drop your old clothes into the golf club -ladies and gents locker rooms, or the SOS Castlecomer between now and Tuesday 8th May.
RESULTS Sun 15th April Men’s Singles S/Ford
1 Pat Haughton (25) 40 pts
2 James Holden (13) Callan 38 pts b9
Gross Damien Knox (7) 30 pts
3 Shamus Malone (16) 38 pts b9
Thurs 12th April Men’s Singles Result
1 Michael Dermody (7) 38 pts
Monday 9th April.
No winner of lotto jackpot of €9,400. Numbers drawn 7,10,11,13. Next weeks jackpot €9,600.
DIARY: Thu 12th April, 18 h Open Singles. The ever popular 18h Thursday Open competition recommences again after a 6 month hiatus. Online booking is most convenient or ring Linda at the office on Tuesday or Thursday at 056-4441139.
Tuesday 10th sees the first scramble of the year at 5pm, while Wednesday sees captain, Ger Comerford’s seniors drive-in. Assembly at 9.30 for tee off at 10am. Finger food available afterwards. Saturday and Sunday sees an 18h singles s’ford so get your name on the timesheet asap.
Sun 8th April Men’s Singles Result
1 Michael Dermody (7) 42 pts 2 John Dowling (13) 41 pts Gross Karl O’ Donnell (6) 35 pts3. Gerry Mealy (16) 40 pts Tues 3rd April: No winner of lotto jackpot of €9,200. Numbers drawn 4,6,14,26. Next weeks jackpot €9,400. Mon 2nd April Easter Weekend Men’s Singles S/Ford 1 John Dowling (13) 38 pts b9 2 Anthony Holohan (7) 38 pts SCRAMBLE IS BACK! All golfers ( incl men), aspiring golfers, juniors and student golfers please note that the scramble is back starting on TUESDAY 10th April at 5pm. All welcome Ladies Results: 8 Hole Competition: Lamb 1, Honoria Fogarty, Joan Brennan, Lamb 2, Helen Dunne, Mary Brophy, Lamb 3, Bessie Brophy, Frieda Campion, Lamb 4, Bessie Brophy , Mary Brophy; 18 Hole Singles, 1st Margaret O’ Keeffe. INDEPENDENT MIXED: The team for the Independent Mixed vs Portarlington on Sunday the 8th of April at 1230 . Home : Margeret O’Keefe & Michael Buggy, Susan Boland & Shay Kennedy, Freda Campion & Ciaran Kelly. Away: Joan Brennan & Ronan Walsh, Betty Owens & Colin Dunne. Ladies Team Competitions: The club’s participation in the interclub team competitions starts in earnest next weekend with the Intermediate Team playing in Baltinglass, while the Minor Cup Team play in Athy the same day. Good luck to both teams. Get into Golf 2018. This initiative to attract people to the great sport of golf started – for ladies – in 2017, is back bigger and better. This is a 6 week course inclusive of 4 lessons with a golf professional costing €50. Registration is on Monday 9th April at 7.30pm. at the Clubhouse. If interested please ring Honoria on 087 9171579. This is a tremendous opportunity to take up the sport of golf, meet new people and have fun. Lessons start on Tuesday, 10th April at 7.30pm. Sunday April 1st 2 Person Team Event
- Brian Dermody (18) Frank Lennon (14) 49 pts
- Peter Mulhall (16), Kevin Mulhall (21) 47 pts
- Ladies Jo Costigan (20), Mary Brophy (23) 42 pts
Wed 28th March: SENIORS: A fine turn out of 25 played on Wednesday last in cool but dry conditions. It was an opportunity to ger in some badly needed practice before Captain, Mr Ger Comerford’s drive-in next Wednesday.Finger food will follow. First outing Monday, 15th April in Bunclody at 10.30am start following assembly at 10am. RESULT: 1 Sean Scanlon (17),Tony Carr (20), Matt Pollock (26) 65 pts; 2 Johnny Brennan (11), Seamie Brennan (21), Tom Casey (22) 59 pts; 3 Tommy O’ Neill (8), Pat Graham (24), Martin Mealey (25) 59 pts. Everyone was delighted to see Leo Conway back to base. Leo is one of the most senior players in the Club. He played not alone on the Lawn since its opening in 1975, but played during four decades in the old course at Cloudmount, Castlecomer. Leo’s enthusiasm for the game of golf is infectious. Mon 26th March: No winner of lotto jackpot of €9,000. Numbers drawn 3,9,17,23. Next weeks jackpot €9,200. Sat 24th March Men’s Singles S/Ford 1. Paul Rice (11) 40 pts Tuesday 20th March. No winner of lotto jackpot of €8,800. Numbers drawn 3,17,19,22. Next weeks jackpot €9,000. Sat 17th March 2 Person Team Event 1. Terry Brennan (13) , Seamus Brennan (21) 47 pts
Captain’s Drive In!
At the third time of asking, the Golfing Gods finally chose to shine their light on Margaret & Seamie! A beautiful Spring day brought out the Castlecomer faithful in excellent numbers for the official start to the golfing year and If the arrival of the Captains today is anything to by, we are in for a spectacular year of golf! Chauffeur driven in a 1980 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, (courtesy of Mr. Ned Kelly) sipping champagne en route, proceedings were more akin to a royal wedding than a sporting occassion! Once the golf got underway, the good conditions ensured a high scoring day. The eventual winners were Michael Curry, Michael Furlong, Gerry O’Neill and Ann O’Neill.
Huge club fundraiser coming up in May!Get your team together and plan your getaway to the sun!
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