Castle Barna Mens Results 12th Nov

Castle Barna Golf Club.

Despite all the rain an early morning inspection deemed the course to be playable to ensure the Hamper competition, sponsored by Leavy`s Centra, went ahead last Sunday. Almost everyone had stories to tell of lost balls from plugging or being hidden under leafs, but conditions were the same for all. At the end of play it was Mountlucas man Niall Smyth (12) who captured the bumper hamper on offer with a return 40 points. Div 1 went the way of David Brazil (2) his 37 pts edging out his neighbour and swing coach, Dan Cunningham. Despite being warned for slow play by the day`s official as he approached the ninth, Chris Merrigan (14) recovered his composure and speed to take Div 2 with 37pts thanks to an internal cut. After landing a substantial tiling contract in Daingean, Wes Daly (17) celebrated by claimed Div 3 on 39pts even after an internal cut. There was a three way tie for Div 4 which Pat Fay eventually took after his better back nine.

Next week the third round of the Winter League takes place.

Castle Barna Ladies Club Results Sat 18th November

The Castle Barna Ladies played a 14 Hole Single Stableford on the weekend of the 17th & 18th of November and congratulations go to Laura Dempsey who won this competition with a great score of 31 points; Carmel Lawlor was second with 26 points.  Mary Quinn was the winner of the Vanity Hamper Competition on the weekend of the 10th & 11th November.


The Ladies will play their 3rd 14 Hole Vanity Hamper Single Stableford  on the weekend of Friday 24th Novmber – tee time 10 am ; and Saturday25th November – tee time 12.30 pm. The Wednesday 9 hole competition will continue to be played in the morning time with a tee time of 10.30 am and the 9 hole Turkey competition can be played at any time.


Ladies Results Dillon Christmas Hamper Sat 4th November

Dillon Butchers of Tullamore were the Sponsors oth the 18 Hole Single Stableford Christmas Hamper Competitions played on the weekend of the 3rd & 4th of November.  Congratulations to the winner Caroline Curran, Carmel Lawlor who was 2nd and Laura Dempsey who finished in 3rd place.

The Ladies will play a 14 Hole Vanity Hamper Single Stableford  on the weekend of Friday 10th Novmber – tee time 10 am ; and Saturday 11th November – tee time 12.30 pm.

The Wednesday 9 hole competition will continue to be played in the morning time with a tee time of 10.30 am and the 9 hole Turkey competition can be played at any time.


Castle Barna Ladies Results October

Ladies Club Results Saturday 14th October
The Castle Barna Ladies played a 18 Hole Single Stableford on the weekend of the 13th & 14th October and the winner was Teresa Kelly. Ann Daly was the winner of the ladies competition on the weekend of the 6th & 7th October. Congratulations to Laura Dempsey who is the Castle Barna Ladies Golfer Of The Year for 2017. Past Captains gathered in Castle Barna on Saturday 14th October where they played a 3 Ball Scramble which was followed by the presentations of prizes and a meal in the Club House. The team of Angela Lynch, JJ Milligan and Stephen Egan Snr. were the winners with Helen Galvin, Noel Mooney and Brian Flynn in 2nd place.

Ladies Club Results Saturday 21st October.
The Ladies will play the Christmas Hamper 18 Hole Single Stableford on the weekend of Friday 20th October – tee time 10 am ; and Saturday 21st October – tee time 8.30 am. The Wednesday 9 hole competition will continue to be played in the morning time with a tee time of 10.30 am and the 9 hole Turkey competition can be played at any time.

Ladies Club Results Saturday 28th October
Sandra Mahon of O’Donovan Mahon Cowen Solicitors Tullamore was the sponsor of the Open Mixed Scotch Foursome which was played in Caslte Barna on the weekend of the 27th & 28th October. The winners of this competition were Marie Daly & Ken Farrell (65); with Mary Quinn & Mick Brereton (71.2) in second place.


Castle Barna Golf Club. 5th November

The second round of the Winter League took place last weekend. On a cold but bright Sunday Stephen Harte (12) ignored an internal cut to claim the overall win with a fine return of 42pts. In second place was Robert Hogan (4) who shot a fine one over par round worth 39pts. With the first two in the overall positions, David O’ Connell (9) was able to collect the Div 1 prize with 36pts but only after a tie break. Div 2 went to early riser Tony Curley (14) with 37pts. A new name in the prizes was James Casey (16) who won Div 3 with 39pts, only being denied second place after a countback. Ballinagar`s Tom Ballesty (27) was best in Div 4 with 36pts. The previous week saw Bracknagh`s Dermot Kiernan (23) claim his first win after scoring 42 Pts in the first round of the Winter League. There was a three way tie on 40 Pts for the remaining positions which had to be decided on countback, with David Brazil (2) edging out Derek Hannon (+1) for the runner up spot, with Joe Mann having to settle for fourth.

Castle Barna Mens October Results

Castle Barna Golf Club. Sunday 8th October:
After a runner up position two weeks ago, Stephen Harte (12) went one better this time when his 42pts secured the win in last weekend`s singles competition. Vince Captain, Dan Cunningham (9) also shot 42pts, only being denied the outright win by virtue of a countback. After winning a month ago Clive Kelly (12) continued his god form to take Div 1 with 37pts, again after a countback. Div 2 went to another who was in the prizes recently, Brian Dunne (15) registering 40pts. Ballinagar`s Paul Cuskelly (17) took Div 3 with 39pts, with the Div 4 prize going to Martin Jordan (24) on 41pts. This was the final event in the free sub competition. The qualifiers will be notified of their tee times for the final by email.
Rathangan`s Sean Doyle is the 2017 Grand Slam winner for the second year running. It was close run with Sean edging out fellow Kildare man Clive Kelly after tie break.
A reminder that the Captain`s Buffet will be held on Sunday 29th October (Bank holiday weekend). Tickets are priced at €20, and are limited to 60.
Our Seniors Open continues every Tuesday with our Open Stableford every Thursday. Bookings can be made at or by phoning the clubhouse on 057 9353384.

Castle Barna Golf Club. Sunday 15th October

John Lowbridge made a return to the winners enclosure when he returned 40 points to win last weekends singles competition. In second place was Ballinagar glazer Wes Daly on 39 points. In Div 1 it was Brendan Byrne who came out on top with 38 points. Camillus McCauley took the spoils in Div 2 after 37 points. All Seamus Feery required to win Div 3 was 35 points. The man with most to celebrate was Martin Jordan who not only captured Div 4 for the second week in a row after 38 points, but he was announced as the winner of the “Free Sub” competition after his performance last week.
Congratulations to Dave Malone on winning Joe Masterson`s Senior Captain`s Prize last Tuesday. A sizable group of Past Captain`s enjoyed a get together on Saturday last. A friendly scramble was won by Stephen Egan Srn, JJ Mulligan and the birdy machine Angela Lynch. Brian Flynn, Noel Mooney and Helen Galvin took second place. There were loads of amusing tales from the past to be heard over a fine meal afterwards.
A reminder that the Captain`s Buffet will be held on Sunday 29th October (Bank holiday weekend). Tickets are priced at €20, and are limited to 60.
Our Seniors Open continues every Tuesday with our Open Stableford every Thursday. Bookings can be made at or by phoning the clubhouse on 057 9353384.

Castle Barna Golf Club. 22nd October.
Castle Barna held up very well after the visits of Brian and Ophelia with no real damage done. Although parts of the course were soft underfoot, the greens were in good condition and Sunday`s competition was given the green light to go ahead. Numbers were down as many thought the course would be closed. Those that did show up got their weekly round in calm conditions. Dominic Goodings (14) produced a good 41 points to take first place by a four shot margin. Second place went to Declan Rogers (7) on 37 pts, with Ger Kenny (15) taking third after 36 pts. Next Sunday sees the start of the Winter League once again sponsored by Fitzpatrick`s Garage Hyundai. The league will be held over eight rounds with the best four scores counting towards the team matchplay series.
The Captain`s Buffet takes place next Sunday commencing with a reception at 7.30, followed by food at 8.00pm. Music will follow from Martin Goulding. It promises to be an enjoyable night as Captain`s James Mahon and Mary Mangan celebrate their year in office. Only a limited number of tickets remain.

Castle Barna Golf Club. 29th October. Singles.
Thursday 18 Hole OPEN: The winner of this competition was Ian Usher with 34 points.

Winter League Round 1, Singles Stableford:
1st Place: Dermot Kiernan (23) 42pts
2nd Place: David Brazil (2) 40pts (CB)
3rd Place: Derek Hannon (+1) 40pts (CB)
4th Place: Joe Mann (16) 40pts (CB)


Three Person Waltz for the Counties Cup

Castle Barna Golf Club.
Last weekend`s competition was a Three Person Waltz for the Counties Cup. The combined Westmeath/Offaly team of Jim Slattery, Seamus Feery and Donal Scally took the honours on the day scoring an impressive 92 points. Their dominance was such that they finished a full 12 points ahead of the runners up, Brian Flynn, Eoghan O`Donoghue and Martin Gallagher. Next weekend we will have the final GOY qualifier for the Roy O`Brien Trophy, while the following week the Vice Captain`s Prize will be held, it being the final GOY qualifier for the Shap Mangan Trophy.
Juniors: The Junior Captain`s Prize will take place next Sunday from 12.00pm. In addition to the 18 hole main event there will be a nine hole competition for our younger brigade. Thanks to “3” Tullamore for their continued support of our Junior players.
Our Seniors Open continues every Tuesday and our Open Stableford continues every Thursday, with the Walsh Kealy 9 Hole Championship every Thursday evening. Bookings can be made at or by phoning the clubhouse on 057 9353384.

Castle Barna Golf Club. 17th September.

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.)

Castle Barna Golf Club. 25th Anniversary Champagne Scramble.

There was a great entry for 25th Anniversary Champagne Scramble last weekend. The event attracted visitors from far and wide with a number of them featuring in the prizes. Saturday was an ideal day for golf and it was no surprise that the winning scores were produced on that day. Leading the way with a terrific 104 Pts was the three generation Kelly team, Martin, Mark and Adam. Martin the senior of the group led the way with perhaps his best ever round and was ably backed up by his son Mark and grandson Adam.

In second place by virtue of a better back nine were Tom Sheering, Mick Dunne and John Kelly from Tullamore GC after scoring 102 Pts.

The New Forest team of Dave Bollard, Derek Doyle and Ewan Duignan had to be content with third.

Fourth went to Ken Fitzpatrick, Tom Dunn and Phillip Hannigan after scoring 101 Pts. Fifth place went to newcomers Paul Hickey, Niall Kilmurray and Dave Munroe on 99 Pts.

The best mixed team prize went to Greg Swift & Iris Swift (Newlands) who were partnered by Dave Cosgrave all the way from Anchorage, Alaska.

The longest drive on the 17th went to Dan Cunningham and nearest the pin was won by Derek Doyle.

Congratulations to Stephen Egan Jr who captured the club singles matchplay title after he overcame the challenge of Donal Scally in the final.

Next weekends competition is a single stableford and it will be the last opportunity to enter the “Free Sub” competition.

Coming up on Tuesday 17th October is the Seniors Captain Joe Mastersons Prize.
Captain`s Buffet: Captain`s James Mahon and Mary Mangan will celebrate their year when they host their Captain`s Buffet on Sunday 29th October (Bank holiday weekend). Proceedings will commence with a reception from 7.30pm, with the buffet at 8.00pm followed with music from Martin Goulding. Tickets are priced at €20, and are limited to 60.

Our Seniors Open continues every Tuesday with our Open Stableford every Thursday. Bookings can be made at or by phoning the clubhouse on 057 9353384.

Club Championship & Stewart Cup

Castle Barna Golf Club: Derek Hannon (0) clinched his third Club Championship on Sunday. An excellent four under 68 over the opening 18 allowed him to relax over the third nine for a 105 total, 8 shots clear of runner up David Brazil. There was some consolation for David as he was declared the winner of the Shap Mangan GOY Trophy.


The overall GOY winner for the year was Bracklin`s Joe Mann who got his just reward after competing in every one of the 12 qualifiers, and scoring consistently in his best eight.


Alongside the Club Championship there was the Stewart`s Cup. Last man on the course, Terry Carroll (20), produced a great 43 Pts to claim victory. Terry was adamant that he only played 18 holes. Runner up and showing good form of late was Stephen Harte (13) after a good 42 Pts. Div 1 went to Terry O`Neill (10) with 36 Pts, the same score saw Dominic Goodings (14) take Div 2. Brian Dunne (16) shot 40 Pts to top Div 3. Jimmy Slattery (23) claimed the Div 4 honours with 38 Pts.


At Sunday`s well attended prizegiving Incoming Captain, Dan Cunningham, announced Cathal Ryan as the Junior Captain for 2018, and introduced Chris Merrigan as his Vice Captain for next year. Congratulations to both Cathal and Chris and we wish them all the best in their roles.
25th Anniversary: To celebrate 25 years, Castle Barna are hosting a “Festival of Golf” over three days from next Friday 29th, Saturday 30th & Sunday 1st October. The competition will be an Open Champagne Scramble with a team of 3, any combination, great value at just €30 per team.

Our Seniors Open continues every Tuesday with our Open Stableford every Thursday. Bookings can be made at or by phoning the clubhouse on 057 9353384.
Thursday OPEN 18 Hole:

This competition was won by Liam Scally with 37 points.


Stewart’s Cup

Sunday, 24th of September 2017:

1st Place: Terry Carroll (20) 43pts

2nd Place: Stephen Harte (13) 42pts

Div 1: Terry O’Neill (10) 36pts

Div 2: Dominic Goodings (14) 36pts

Div 3: Brian J Dunne (16) 40pts

Div 4: Jimmy Slattery (23) 38pts


Club Championship 2017: 

Winner: Derek Hannon (0) 105 Gross

Runner Up: David Brazil (1) 113 Gross



Last week’s competition also finished up the Shap Mangan Trophy and the Golfer of the Year.


Here are the results.


The winner of the Shap Mangan Trophy is David Brazil with a best 4 total of 157 points.

NAME 09-Apr 07-May 18-Jun 09-Jul 13-Aug 17-Sep TOTAL Best 4
David Brazil 41 29 39 39 38 34 220 157
Dominic Goodings 40 40 36 36 0 33 185 152
David O’Connell 35 33 38 39 27 37 209 149
Declan Rogers 34 0 25 37 39 36 171 146
Philip Hannigan 33 36 0 38 39 25 171 146
Eamonn Gorman 0 35 27 42 34 34 172 145
Joe Mann 39 30 30 32 38 36 205 145
Gerard Kenny 34 0 26 42 32 36 170 144
John Thornton 38 35 0 39 0 32 144 144
Kevin Gorman 34 0 41 38 0 31 144 144


The winner of the Golfer of the Year for 2017 is Joe Mann. He had a best 8 out of 12 score of 291.

Only 3 people completed the entire 12 rounds without missing one (Joe Mann, David O’Connell and Patrick Guinan)

Here is how the top ten looked:

NAME 09-Apr 23-Apr 07-May 21-May 04-Jun 16-Jun 09-Jul 23-Jul 13-Aug 27-Aug 10-Sep 17-Sep TOTAL Best 8
Joe Mann 39 37 30 36 41 30 32 29 38 28 32 36 408 291
Sean Doyle 37 33 31 37 35 0 36 40 0 31 30 39 349 288
Stephen Ehan Jnr 39 36 31 32 38 0 32 36 40 34 32 0 350 287
David Brazil 41 36 29 30 0 39 39 0 38 0 0 34 286 286
Derek Hannon 0 34 38 31 39 0 35 30 32 40 27 37 343 286
David O’Connell 35 38 33 27 0 38 39 34 27 32 21 37 361 286
Pat Rogers 27 31 32 40 37 34 37 40 0 33 28 31 370 284
Declan Rogers 34 0 0 0 38 25 37 37 39 36 27 36 309 284
Shay Egan 30 37 31 37 0 40 33 41 0 33 24 0 306 282
John Thornton 38 35 35 38 33 0 39 31 0 24 0 32 305 281