Junior Summer Camp 2017

Following the success of previous years, the Junior Summer Camp returns on Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th July, between 10.00 am to 1.30pm. The camp is for children aged 10 – 16 years and it serves as a great introduction to the game of golf. Cost is only €38 or €18 for members and includes expert PGA coaching, a goodie bag and a lunch will be provided. For those who catch the golfing bug and wish to continue playing there is a special junior membership available until March 2018 for only €68, which includes the camp fee. Pre-Registration is essential, contact info@castlebarna.ie or by phoning 057 93 53384.

Castle Barna Men’s Club – 25 June 2017

Open Week came to a close on Sunday. A busy programme began on Tuesday with a Seniors 3 Person Scramble, sponsored by Walsh Bros Super Store. Pat Rogers, Stephen Egan & New Forest`s David Dunne combined excellently to shoot 57.4 for a comfortable win. In second place were Noel Comerford, Noel Maughan & Kevin McNamee on 61.0. Wednesday`s competition was a Mixed Scotch Foresomes, sponsored by Kode & Guy Clothing. Bridie Fay & Thurles visitor Pat Kavanagh won with 70, a stroke ahead of Theresa Harnett & Micky Dunne. Thursday saw the O`Gradt Crane Hire Single Stableford. David Brazil continued his great form of late shooting 3 under to take victory on 42Pts. Alan Leech took runner up spot on a countback from Aidan Kenny Rogers, both scoring 37 Pts. Thursday evening`s Walsh Kealy Accountants 9 Hole Stroke event went to hard working committee member Brendan Hennessy on 32 net, with Dermot Murphy one behind in second place. Open Week concluded with a Fourball Betterball over the weekend, sponsored by John Connolly Autos. It was a keenly contested event with just one shot separating six pairs. After a long review of the cards it was David Malone & Camillus Donoghue who emerged victorious on 45Pts on countback. Remarkably Camillus had to complete the last four holes on his own, as David had to rush off to take his place in a Michael Moore Interclub match. Runners up were fourball specialists Robert Hogan & Ger Peyton. Third, edging out three other pairs on countback went to Ian Kavanagh & Brendan Scally on 44 Pts
Our Senior Cup team put in a fine performance in Birr over the weekend. On Saturday morning they defeated Esker Hills 4/1, and in the afternoon they overcame Portarlington 3/2 to qualify for Sunday`s semi final. Alas their journey came to an end when they went down 3.5/1.5 to a very strong Co. Meath side. Our Michael Moore team were up against Royal Curragh on Sunday. Despite their best effort we bowed out of the competition on a 3 – 4 scoreline. Best of luck to our Central Towns Team who are in quarter final action against multiple winners Nenagh next weekend.
Next weekend the Scratch Cups are up for grabs, sponsored by Galvin Menswear, Tullamore. Four titles are on the line for Senior, Junior, Intermediate & Minor. There should be a large entry, so get your name on the timesheet now. Visitors entry fee only €15. Online bookings available on www.castlebarna.ie, or by phoning the clubhouse at 05793 53384.

Castle Barna Ladies Club – 25 June 2017

The Ladies Club would like to offer their sincere condolences to Lady Captain Mary Mangan, her husband Sean and their family on the recent death of Sean’s mother Mrs Rose Mangan of Daingean.

Castle Barna Open Week took place from the 20th to the 25th June. Wednesdays competition was a Mixed Scotch Foursomes which was sponsored by CODE and the winners were Bridie Fay and Pat Kavanagh with a net score of 70; Teresa Hartnet and Mickey Dunne were in second place with 71. The Ladies 2 Ball Scramble Stroke which was played on Friday and Saturday was sponsored by Noelle Interiors of Tullamore and first place went to the team of Elizabeth Rafferty and E. Early (72.6) with Samantha McCann and Frances Daly in second place (73).

The Ladies Club will play the 1st round of the Mary Mangan Lady Captains Prize Stroke Combined 36 Hole GOY on Saturday 1st July – tee time 8.30 am to 10 am. The 2nd round will be played on Saturday 8th July. The Wednesday 9 Hole competition will be back on the 28th June with tee times at 10.30 am & 5 pm.

Castle Barna Ladies Club 18 June 2017

The Ladies Club played an 18 hole GOY Stroke at the weekend and this weeks competition winner was Laura Dempsey with a nett score of 75 with Jacinta Dillon in 2nd place on 77. The Wednesday 9 hole competition was sponsored by Mary Quinn and was well supported with Mary Colgan taking first place after a count back, Betty Duffy was second. Castle Barna Open Week starts from Tuesday 20th June so there will be no Ladies 9 hole competition on Wednesday. There is an Open Ladies 2 Ball Scramble on Friday 23rd & Saturday 24 June. Bookings can be made online on www.castlebarna.ie or contact the Club House on 0579353384.

Castle Barna Men’s Club 18 June 2017

The Lady Captain (Mary Mangan) prize to the men was last weekend`s competition. Everyone enjoyed the brilliant sunshine, no more so than Kevin Gorman who recorded a fine 41pts to claim Mary Mangan`s prize. Runner up was Michael Molloy with 40pts by virtue of a countback from Shay Egan, Shay having the consolation of coming out on top in Div. 1. Vincent Murphy showed a return to form to capture Div. 2 with 38pts. Conor Corcoran recorded the same score to take the Div. 3 prize. Div. 4 went to Peter Mitchell with 36pts. Castle Barna recorded a fine win over neighbours Edenderry in the first round of the Tudenham Cup. Derek Hannon/Seanie Geoghegan & Michael Brereton/Nigel Molloy recorded comfortable home wins. In Edenderry Dan Shaughnessy/Ollie Scally won on the first game out on the 18th to clinch the tie overall. Shane Scally/Dan Cunningham were dormie and David Brazil/Donal Scally were all square, when both matches were called in. Best of luck to our Senior Cup Team as they contest the regional qualifier in Birr next weekend.
Open Week gets under way this week from Tuesday 20th to Sunday 25th. On Tuesday there is a Seniors 3 Person Scramble sponsored by Walsh Bros Super Store. Wednesday`s competition is a Mixed Scotch Foresomes, sponsored by Kode & Guy Clothing. On Thursday there is a Ladies & Gents Single Stableford, sponsored by O`Grady Crane Hire. Thursday evening has the Walsh Kealy Accountants 9 Hole Stroke event. Friday & Saturday morning has the Noelle Interiors Ladies 2 Ball Scramble. Open Week concludes with a Mens Fourball Betterball on Saturday & Sunday, sponsored by John Connolly Autos. Online bookings available on www.castlebarna.ie, or by phoning the clubhouse at 05793 53384.

Ladies Club 11 June

The Ladies Club played the Mary Murphy Memorial Ladies Single Stableford on Wednesday the 7th June. This competition was sponsored by Martin & Michelle Keating of Annaharvey Chauffeur and all proceedings will be donated to Offaly Hospice. The severe weather on the day impacted on the number of players who participated but nonetheless it was a very closely contested competition with two players bringing in the top score of 30 points. After a countback Janette McCormack was declared the winner with Samantha McCann in 2nd place, Laura Dempsey finished 3rd on 29 points. Oonagh Flynn won the front nine and Anne Daly the back nine. The wet weather also impacted on the Ladies weekend competition which was won by Samantha McCann on 35 points with Mary Quinn 2nd on 34 points. Ber Malone, Angela Lynch, Patricia Mahon and Kay O’Connor represented the club in the 2nd round of the South Meath Challenge Cup which was played in Knightsbrook, Co. Meath on Sunday 11th June and are currently in third position.

The Ladies Club will play an 18 hole GOY Stroke on the weekend of Friday16th June – tee time 10 am & 5 pm, and Saturday 17th June – tee time 8.30 am. and the Wednesday 9 Hope competition will be back on the 14th June with tee times at 10.30 am & 5 pm. Castle Barna Open week will start from the Tuesday 20th June see www.castlebarna.ie for further details.

Castle Barna Golf Club Sunday 11 June

Castle Barna hosted the regional qualifier of the GUI Junior Cup last weekend. In windy conditions the home side produced some great golf to top Saturday`s strokeplay qualifying with an impressive total of 310, eight shots clear of second place Tullamore. Confidence was high but matchplay can be a very different animal altogether, and Castle Barna were beaten 3 – 2 in Sunday mornings semi final by Mullingar after some very close matches that with a bit of luck could have gone our way. The Westmeath side went on to win outright with a 4 – 1 victory over Tullamore in the Final.
The weekend club competition was a V. Par. The winner was Nigel Molloy (15) with + 4. Second place went to Alan Graham (20) with + 3, with Derek Hannon (0) third on + 2. Results earlier in the week saw Ray Hogan (20) win the Monday Bank Holiday Open with 41 pts, while the Thursday Open went to visitor Damien Finlay (8) with 39 pts.
Next weekend`s competition is the Lady Captain`s Prize to the men, a GOY event for the Shap Mangan Trophy. Coming up is Open Week commencing on Tuesday 20th June. Full details of the various competitions are available on the Club website and Facebook page.
Our Seniors Open continues every Tuesday and our Open Stableford continues every Thursday, with the Walsh Kealy 9 Hole Championship each Thursday evening. Bookings can be made at www.castlebarna.ie or by phoning the clubhouse on 057 9353384.

Castle Barna Ladies Club Sunday 4 June

The Ladies Club played an 18 hole Single Stableford on the weekend of the 2nd & 3rd June. This closely contested competition was well supported and the winner was Mary Quinn with 34 points, Kate Elliot was 2nd on 33 points with Bridie Fay third on 32 points. The Wednesday 9 hole on the 31st May was sponsored by Kay O’Connor and the winner was Teresa Bermingham with Caroline Curran in second place.

The Mary Murphy Memorial Ladies Single Stableford GOY will be played on Wednesday the 7th June with tee times at 10.15 am and from 3 pm to 5.30 pm. The Ladies Club will play an 18 hole Single Stableford on the weekend of Friday 9th June – tee time 10 am & 5 pm, and Saturday 10th June – tee time 2 to 2.30 pm.. Tuesday the 6th June will be the final evening for the “Ladies get into Golf Programme” at Castle Barna and all are welcome.

Castle Barna Golf Club. Sunday 4th June.

The June Medal was last weekend`s competition and it saw Martin G. Kelly (21) claim his biggest win to date in Castle Barna. Martin shot a great 65 net, obviously benefiting from some coaching from his son Adam. First Gross went to Derek Hannon (0) with a three under 69, getting the better of Stephen Egan Jr (+1) on count-back, Stephen having to be content with an eventual 4th Net. Two weeks ago Ollie Scally (17) won the May Medal and the big Ballycommon man almost did it again, shooting a 66 Net to miss out on top spot by one shot. 3rd Net went to Bracklin`s Joe Mann (16) with a tidy round of 68. Kilbeggan`s Declan Rogers (8) showed a return to form to collect 5th Net with 70.

Midweek results saw Artur Geszczak (12) take the Thursday Open with 38 Pts, while Adrian Stewart scored a great 23 Pts to claim the Thursday Nine Hole League encounter.

Next Weekend Castle Barna have the honour of hosting the regional qualifier of the GUI Junior Cup. Best of luck to the home side under the experienced team of Derek Hannon & Shay Egan. The Junior Cup will effect tee times for the club V. Par competition. There will be no times available on Saturday between 8.30 & 13.00. On Sunday early birds will need to be off by 7.45am, The Junior Cup semi finals will have the tee from 8.00 to 9.30am, with the club competition resuming after this.

Mens Results Sunday 4th June

The June Medal was last weekend`s competition and it saw Martin G. Kelly (21) claim his biggest win to date in Castle Barna. Martin shot a great 65 net, obviously benefiting from some coaching from his grandson Adam. First Gross went to Derek Hannon (0) with a three under 69, getting the better of Stephen Egan Jr (+1) on countback, Stephen having to be content with an eventual 4th Net. Two weeks ago Ollie Scally (17) won the May Medal and the big Ballycommon man almost did it again, shooting a 66 Net to miss out on top spot by one shot. 3rd Net went to Bracklin`s Joe Mann (16) with a tidy round of 68. Kilbeggan`s Declan Rogers (8) showed a return to form to collect 5th Net with 70.

Midweek results saw Artur Geszczak (12) take the Thursday Open with 38 Pts, while Adrian Stewart scored a great 23 Pts to claim the Thursday Nine Hole League encounter.  Congratulations to Eoin O’Sullivan winning his first Thursday OPEN at Castle Barna on 25th May.

Next Weekend Castle Barna have the honour of hosting the regional qualifier of the GUI Junior Cup. Best of luck to the home side under the experienced team of Derek Hannon & Shay Egan. The Junior Cup will effect tee times for the club V. Par competition. There will be no times available on Saturday between 8.30 & 13.00. On Sunday early birds will need to be off by 7.45am, The Junior Cup semi finals will have the tee from 8.00 to 9.30am, with the club competition resuming after this.

Seniors held an 3 Ball Classic on Tuesday last with David Malone (22), Eoghan O Donoghue (24) & Tosh Cleary (17) the overall winners with 92 points.