Castle Barna Golf Club. 17th September.

The Vice Captain`s Prize (Dan Cunningham) was down for decision last Sunday. The fine conditions attracted a good entry after all the recent rain. Preferred lies were in place, but the rough was heavy and this effected scoring for all. Sean Doyle (15) took it all in his stride helped with birdies on the second and sixteenth the Rathangan man compiled 39 pts to claim Dan`s prize. Runner up was Conor Corcoran (14) finishing just one shot shy with 38 pts. David O`Connell (9) took the Div 1 spoils with 37 pts after a tie break. The same score and another tie break resulted in Tony Curley taking Div 2. 37 pts was a popular score and newcomer Eoin Hogan (16) recorded just that to claim Div 3. Veteran Seamus McGivney (22) was the victor in Div 4 on 35 pts. Walsh Kealy 9 Hole Championship: The popular 9 Hole event finished last Thursday. Ever present Pat Fay won the final round to rubber stamp his consistency over the summer to win the league. The 12 best scores, six from each nine, saw Pat`s total of 123 finish well ahead of the field. It was much closer for second place which went to Kevin Kennedy on 107, one ahead of Mick Seery, with Adrian Stewart on 104. The Vice Captain finished fifth on 101, with pre-event favourite Liam Lynch languishing in sixth on 96. The top ten were completed by Dermot Murphy 89, Derek Hannon 87, Sean Geoghegan & Kevin Mann on 83. Congratulations to Derek Hannon & Shay Egan who won the Club Fourball Championship after a close match against Robert Hogan & Ger Peyton. Castle Barna Shield: Congratulations to Portarlington GC who won the Castle Barna Shield overcoming a gallant Esker Hills side. After close games over the opening half, Portarlington took command on the back nine to run out eventual winners by 3.5 matches to 1.5. Prizegiving: Please note that the prize giving for all competitions played from 6th August up to 24th September will be held in the club house next Sunday 24th September at 6.00pm. All prize winners are expected to attend, or at least appoint someone to represent them. Seniors: The deciding match in the Nolan/Bowden shield between Castle Barna and Portlaoise took place in Portlaoise GC recently. This followed the drawn match played last month. However home advantage proved crucial as the result went in favour of the Laois club for an emphatic win to hold the shield for one more year. The next major event in the Seniors calendar is the Captains Prize coming up in mid October. Next weekend there are two competitions in one. The Club Championship for those with a handicap of below 9 will be contested over 27 holes, while the Stewart`s Cup will be contested by those on a 10 + handicap over 18 holes. Membership Offer: Castle Barna are offering a very attractive membership package from now until 31st March next year. Full membership is available for only €225 (plus €25 GUI Fee if required.)