Sunday 28th February 2016
Single Stableford Competition/Winter League Final.
The Fitzpatrick`s Hyundai backed Winter League Final was the main event of the day, but before that there was a single stableford competition, and with the improving weather it attracted a very strong entry. Jimmy Dolan (27) put together a great round scoring 44pts to claim his first outright victory, finishing two points clear of the in-form Denis Meredith (22) who took the runner up spot on 42pts even with an internal cut. The entry meant there would be four categories up for grabs. Stephen Egan Jr (+1) shot 3 under for 38pts to deservedly take the spoils in Div 1. Ballycommon`s Joe Mann (15) showed a return to form in taking Div 2 with 41pts. Another in-form player Aidan Geoghegan (17) shot 40pts which was good enough to take the Div 3 bragging rights, even with an internal cut. Out every week, Martin Jordan (22) got his reward for persistence by taking Div 4 with 37pts. Thanks to John Connolly Autos for their sponsorship this event.
At 11.00am the two teams contesting The Winter League Final assembled at the first tee. After a big win in the semi`s, The Insulators captained by Stephen Comerford were the favourites for many. But Andrew O`Neill`s The A-Team were quietly confident after coming through two tough encounters. In the first match Ger Heavey was in superb form, taking control early on to eventually see off Phil Walsh 5&4 to post the first point for The A-Team. The Insulators hit back with Stephen Comerford leading by example to record a 4&3 win over Ambrose O`Brien. Andrew Phillips gave the advantage back to The A-Team with a 3&2 victory over Noel Maguire. When Jim Slattery buckled under the pressure of playing against Club Captain Adrian Stewart on the 17th, The A-Team had reached the 3 games required, and the final match between Andrew O`Neill and Keith Bracken was called in. Final result A-Team 3.5, The Insulators 1.5. Defeated captain, Stephen Comerford, had some consolation when he picked up the prize for leading qualifier. Once again thanks to Fitzpatricks Garage Hyundai for their continued sponsorship of this competition.
The sun finally came out last Tuesday to attract a large number for the Open Seniors. The Edenderry trio of Sean Cooney, Mick Gaelhaey & Mick O`Toole won the rumble competition with 69. The Seniors will be having a special event on Tuesday 15th March to mark the St. Patricks week, and are anticipating a large entry with Seniors Captain Joe Heuston having lined up lots of prizes. Thursdays Open Singles was won by Micky Dunne with 42pts.
Next Sunday there will be a single stableford competition sponsored by Walsh Plumbing & Heating Supplies. This will be the final chance to enter the Free Sub competition, which will be contested on 22nd March.
Our seniors open continues every Tuesday and our open Stableford continues every Thursday. Bookings can be made at www.castlebarna.ie or by phoning the clubhouse on 057 9353384.New members always welcome – see web site for latest news.