Ladies Winter League 5th Round

The 5th round of the Castle Barna Ladies 12 hole Winter League was played on the weekend of the 3rd & 4th February, 2017. Congratulations to Jacinta Dillon who was this weeks winner with a score of 23 points. The top 12 players from the Ladies 12 Hole Winter League will now progress into the the Quarter Final which will take place on Saturday the 11th February at 11am.

The Ladies Club will play a 12 Hole Single Stableford on Friday the 10th February – tee time 10am – and Saturday the 11th February – tee time 12 noon.

The 9 hole Spring Lamb competition continues and this can be played at any time.

There is also a Ladies 9 hole competition on Wednesday the 8th February at 10.30


Castle Barna Ladies 12 Hole Winter League

The 4th round of the Castle Barna Ladies 12 hole Winter League was played on the weekend of the 27th & 28th January, 2017 and while the weather on Friday proved to be challenging there was a great turn out on Saturday. Mary Kelly was this weeks winner with a score of 22 points. Round 5 will be played on the 3rd & 4th February. The 9 hole Spring Lamb competition continues and this can be played at any time.

Winter Wednesday 9 Hole will commence on Wed  1st February, all welcome.


Results/Captain’s Dinner (Weekend 20th-22nd January 2017)

Sunday 22nd January. Fitzpatrick`s Garage Winter League Round 7.


The penultimate round of the Winter League took place in perfect conditions last Sunday. Francis Reilly (20) produced his best round for years scoring a staggering 48 Pts to claim the overall honours on the day. Francie could have reached the magical 50 points but finished 6, 6. In Div 1 Brendan Byrne came out on top, but only after a tie break when 4 players finished on 37 Pts. Jody Duffy (11) was the dominant player in Div 2, posting 42 Pts. Mark G. Kelly (16) shot an excellent 45 Pts to take the Div 3 prize. Early bird Seamus McGivney (21) claimed Div 4 with 39 Pts, with the final category going to Darren O`Meara (25) also with 39 Pts.
The Captain`s Dinner was held last Friday night. The attendance was smaller than in previous years, however all present enjoyed an excellent night out. Andrew O`Neill was the recipient of the Clubman of the Year, as a just reward for all his hard work as Competition Secretary over the last year. The AGM will be held on Tuesday 24th January. Outgoing Captain Adrian Stewart will hand over the reins to Ballycommon`s James Mahon, who will no doubt seek the advice of his sister Patricia the outgoing Lady Captain.

The final round of the Winter League is down for decision next weekend, the last chance for those targeting a place on a team for the match play stages.


A great night was had by all who attended the Captains’ Dinner Dance on Friday night . Congrats to the ladies who received well deserved awards on the night : Caitlin Ni Shuilleabhan was awarded Club Person of the Year, Kate Elliott was awarded Golfer of the Year, Theresa Kelly received her award for being overall winner in the mixed match play with James Mahon and
Bridie Fay being runner-up with Mick Dunne in the same comp received her award.
The winner of last weeks 12 H Winter League was Bridie Fay.
9H comp for Spring Lamb is on going and can be played any time.

Results (Weekend 13th-15th January 2017)

Sunday, 15th January 2017. Fitzpatrick’s Garages Winter League Round 6.


Seamus Feerey (15) had a comfortable victory in the latest installment of the Fitzpatrick`s Garages Winter League. The Tyrrellspass native aided by birdies on the 6th and 11th shot a terrific 46 points to finish a full 5 points clear of the field. Derek Hannon (0) shot 3 under to take Div 1 with 39 pts. The Div 2 spoils went to Stephen Comerford (14) with 37 pts. Nigel Molloy (15) claimed the Div 3 prize with 40 pts. Ballinagar`s Paul Cuskelly (18) was the Div 4 winner on 41 pts, with Michael Tracey (25) taking Div 5 with 39 pts. The penultimate round of the Winter League is down for decision next weekend.


This weeks winner of the 12 H Winter League was Mary Quinn with 26 points. The competition continues as usual next week.

Results (Weekend 6th-8th January 2017)

The winner of last weekends 1st Round of the Winter League 12H S/F was Kate Elliott with 23 points. There was a big turn out for the competition due in no small way to the ideal weather conditions. The competition continues next week at the same times.
Our Annual Captains’ Dinner Dance takes place on Fri 20th January in the Bridge House Hotel. Contact the Club House to book your tickets to join with our Captains Patricia and Adrian in this celebration.

Deepest sympathy to Angela Murphy on the recent death of her brother Joe Phelan, Portarlington. RIP

Sunday 8th January. Fitzpatrick’s Garage Winter League

The mild conditions and the post holiday resolutions attracted a large entry to Castle Barna last Sunday for the latest installment of the Winter League. Stephen Harte (14) shot an excellent 43pts to take first place. The committee have decided to discontinue the runner up prizes, now introducing 5 Category prizes instead, where entries are quite large. Cat 1 went to Mullingar`s Thomas Cleary (9) with 42pts. Clive Kelly (12) took the spoils in Cat 2 with 41pts. With just a fortnight left of his Captaincy, all were delighted to see Adrian Stewart (17) claim Cat 3, the ex Arsenal trainee shooting 39pts. It was a family affair for the final two prizes, Martin G. Kelly (20) took Cat 4 with 41pts, along with his ever improving grandson Adam (26) taking Cat 5 with 40pts. The Winter League continues with Round 5 next weekend.
Coming up on Friday 20th January, the Captain’s Dinner will take place in the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore. Captain’s Adrian & Patricia look forward to seeing many members and friends on the night while enjoying the social highlight of the calendar. Tickets are available or can be booked in the clubhouse, and cost a very reasonable €32.50. Music will be by the excellent Remix. The evening will get underway with a reception from 7.30pm followed by dinner at 8.00pm sharp.

Castle Barna Golf Club. 11th December. Turkey Shoot.

Shane Butler (7) shot a tremendous 44pts to canter home in last weekend`s Turkey Shoot competition sponsored by OCM Security Services. His sub-par round say him finish a full 6 shots clear of the field. There was a log-jam to decide the next positions on the leaderboard with 5 players returning 38pts. After double double checking, the countbacks saw Brendan Hennessey (16) take runner up spot, with Eoghan O`Donoghue (24) claiming third, and the final turkey going to Seamus Feerey (15). For something different next weekend`s event will be a 3 club competition. Those of you not being dragged out shopping can choose any 3 clubs, and play will be off the white markers, which I`m assured will be well forward. The competition will be sponsored by Walsh Heating & Plumbing Services.
Our seniors open continues every Tuesday and our open Stableford continues every Thursday.
Bookings can be made at or by phoning the clubhouse on 057 9353384.

Results of Ladies  Christmas Raffle
1st : Patricia Mahon – Christmas Hamper, 2nd : Jacinta Dillon – Hotel Voucher, 3rd : Noel Colgan – Wine Hamper, 4th : Leah Garry – Meat Voucher, 5th : Bernie Minnock – Vanity Hamper, 6th : Sharon Moriarty – Copper Pot Voucher, 7th : Demi Coffey – Kay Flowers voucher, 8th : Kay OConnor – Heffernan voucher, 9th : Sinead Walsh : Newbridge Candle . Other prizewinners of set of mugs, wine, biscuits were Charley Darby, Ellie Clavin, Anne Fallon and Deirdre Garry.
Many thanks to all who supported our Raffle .

Events this week
Winter League 12 Hole S/F commences on Fri 6th ( 10.00 ) and Sat 7th (12.00)
Deepest sympathy to our loyal member Laura Dempsey on the death of her mother Mrs Bernie Troy, Birr, R.I.P.

4th December. Men’s Turkey Shootout 18 Hole Single S/Ford

David Brazil came out on top of the Turkey Shoot last Sunday. The four handicapper shot an excellent two under par to compile 42 pts to secure his Christmas dinner. One point behind in second place was the in form Anthony Galvin with 41 pts. It was a case of “large & little” for the next two places. One of the tallest entrants, Ollie Scally took the third turkey home to Ballycommon, also scoring 41 pts, losing out on second on count back. The smallest turkey went to the smallest man in the field with Pat Rogers claiming fourth by shooting 39 pts.
There will be another Turkey Shoot next weekend.
Our seniors open continues every Tuesday and our open Stableford continues every Thursday.
Bookings can be made at or by phoning the clubhouse on 057 9353384.

27th November. Men’s Results Winter League Round 4

Fitzpatrick`s Hyundai Winter League. The fourth round of the Winter League was played in cold but dry conditions last weekend. Young Adam Kelly had a memorable day shooting a tremendous 45 pts to take his first ever outright win. Having come through the Junior camp in the summer, Adam is now on a GUI coaching programme and he is obviously reaping the benefits. His progress will be keenly watched over the coming year. Second place went to Sunday regular Martin Jordan with 42 pts, his better back nine edging Jody Duffy into third place. Making it a very good day for the Kelly family was Adam`s dad Mark, who shot 41 pts for fourth place.
Our seniors open continues every Tuesday and our open Stableford continues every Thursday.
Bookings can be made at or by phoning the clubhouse on 057 9353384.