Castle Barna Golf Club Results/Reports 17/01/16

Single Stableford Competition Round 4- Winter League.
Sponsored by Fitzpatricks Hyundai Garage Tullamore.
Sunday17th January 2016

Trevor Wright (18) shot a fine 42pts to win the latest Winter League qualifier last Sunday. Cat 1 went to Rob Hogan (4) with 36pts after a countback. Cat 2 was taken by Michael Farrell (11) with 40pts. Andrew O`Neill came out on top in the competitive Cat 3 with 36pts. Cat 4 was some consolation for Denis Meredith (21), his 42pts only losing out on the overall victory on a countback.

Recent winners of the 9 hole weekly competitions, were: No. 5 Alan Graham 21pts, No. 6 Tom Dunne 23, No. 7 Mick Murphy 22, No. 8 Jody Duffy 22, No. 9 Noel Guing 20, No. 10 Micky Dunne 23, No. 11 Mickey Dunne 19, & No. 12 Noel Guing 21.

Last Friday night the Captain`s Dinner took place in the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore. Club Captain John McCormack & Lady Captain Geraldine Heavey hosted a terrific night for the many members, family, friends and invited guests who braved the freezing conditions. After an excellent meal there were a few presentations to the major prize winners over the year, before everyone danced the night away to the sounds of the excellent Remix.

Note the mens club AGM takes place at 8.00pm on Thursday 21st.

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.

Ladies 12H Winter League 16/01/16

Captains’ Dinner Dance
17/01/16

There was a great turnout for the Captains’ Dinner Dance on Friday night . The Bridge House as usual served up a sumptuous meal and this was followed by music from the excellent Remix. Captains Geraldine Heavey and John McCormack extended a very warm welcome to all including their families and friends, invited guest and club members and thanked everyone who made their year so successful and memorable. Incoming Captains Patricia Mahon and Adrian Stewart performed the formalities of the night very efficiently. Presentations were to both Captains as mementos of their year. Lady Captain Geraldine announced her Club Lady of the Year . It was the ever popular Betty Duffy who received this award. Other presentations made on the night were to the mixed match play finalists : Ber Malone and James Mahon who were Runners up and to the Winners, Mary Kelly and Michael Dunne . The prestigious Golfer of the Year Award went to the long term and loyal member Oonagh Flynn .
Well done and congratulations to all.

Ladies 12H Winter League . The course was much improved on Saturday for this competition . The winner was Mary Colgan . Well done , Mary

Events this week
 12 H Winter League continues as usual on Fri and Sat . Wed 9H @ 10.00 for Spring Lamb
Castle Barna Ladies Club AGM is on tues night @ 8.00. Please come alone to support this important event.

Castle Barna Golf Club Mens Results/Reports 10/01/16

Sunday 10th January 2016
Single Stableford Competition Round 3- Winter League.
Kindly sponsored by Fitzpatricks Hyundai Garage Tullamore.

The slight improvement in the weather meant that the course was open and just about fit for play to re-commence the Winter League last Sunday, with only the 7th hole out of play. There was a healthy entry as the day offered many members their first opportunity to show off some of their new Christmas presents. Niall Smyth (12) must have received lessons as a present, as the Mount Lucas man produced a super 43pts for the 17 holes to record the first victory of 2016. Second place went to Stephen Comerford (18) with a good return of 40pts. Cat 1 went to Tullamore native Stephen Egan Snr (10) on 39pts. Former Westmeath player Larry Giles (12) took Cat 2 also with 39pts. Marathon golfer TJ Murray (17) took Cat 3 on 38pts but only after a tie break. There was modest scoring in Cat 4 with Noel Maguire (21) coming out top with 35pts. The Winter League continues next Sunday.

Next Friday night, 15th January, the Captain`s Dinner will take place in the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore. Captain John McCormack & Lady Captain Geraldine Heavey are looking forward to welcoming members and friends for what promises to be a very good night. Music will be provided by the excellent Remix and a few tickets are still available from the clubhouse.

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.

Ladies Winter League 09/01/16

Ladies Winter League

Despite the bad weather the ladies 12 H Winter League successfully got under way on 1st/2nd Jan and was followed by another successful outing last weekend. The winner on both outings was none other than our Incoming Lady Captain , Patricia Mahon. Well done Patricia ! Lets hope for a big improvement in the weather for the remaining competitions .
Our Wed mornings continue as usual @ 10.00. Now that the weather is set to improve we can look forward to competing for Spring Lamb !
Next Fri 15th  is our annual Captains’ Dinner Dance in the Bridge House – a night not to be missed . Don’t forget to book your tickets by contacting the Club House and join with our Lady Captain Geraldine and Captain John in a great nights entertainment.

Mens Club News 03/12/15

Mens Club News 03/12/15

Last Sundays V-Par competition was the latest event to fall victim of the continuing wet weather, all golfers most be suffering from cabin fever and praying for a reprieve very soon. With lost fixtures, the Winter League has been re-jigged with the next four Sundays, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st of January all scheduled as qualifiers. Overall the best four scores to count towards team qualification.
Coming up soon is the Captain`s Dinner in the Bridge House Hotel on Friday 15th January. Captain John McCormack & Lady Captain Geraldine Heavey are looking forward to welcoming members and friends on the night. Music will be provided by the excellent Remix and tickets are still available from the clubhouse.
The men`s club AGM will take place on Thursday 21st January.

Castle Barna Golf Club Mens Results/Reports 20/12/15

Turkey Shootout

After knocking on the door for the last few weeks, Keith Bracken (15) finally recorded an outright win to claim last Sundays Turkey Shootout competition. The big hitter from Bracknagh finished off a very successful year by scoring 42 pts even with an internal cut of -2. Making it a one-two for Bracknagh was Keith`s neighbour, travelling companion and general dogsbody, Chris Merrigan (15) who`s 40 pts edged out Captains Prize winner Jody Duffy (10) on a countback.
Competitions continue over the festive period with a single stableford next Sunday followed by a V-Par on the first Sunday of 2016.
Dates to look out for in the new year are the Captain`s Dinner in the Bridge House Hotel on 15th January and the club AGM on Thursday 21st January.
Wishing all members a very happy Christmas and a good golfing new year.

Ladies Winter League

Next weekend sees the start of our 12 Hole Winter League , Fri 1st Jan @ 10.00 and Sat 2nd @12.00 . Please ensure your names are on the time-sheet . Hopefully the weather will be kinder and we will get out to enjoy a round of golf. Best wishes to all for a happy New Year with many hours spent playing the great game in Castle Barna . Many thanks to our Lady Captain Geraldine for looking after us all so well this year . Well done Ger for doing such a great job. A word of sincere appreciation to our sponsors for continuing to support us , we promise to return the complement whenever we can. Thanks to Kieran and his staff for the ceaseless effort to improve the course and to Evelyn and her staff for making the club house and restaurant  so good to visit.

Don’t forget Fri  15th Jan is The Captains’ Dinner in The Bridge House Hotel . Its always a great occasion

Captains Dinner Dance

Captain's Dinner Poster 2016

CASTLE BARNA LADIES GOLF Results 12/12/15

Prize winners in Christmas Raffle

1st Christmas Hamper : Vanessa Harnett
2nd Wine Hamper : Emma Elliott
3rd Meat Voucher : The Duffy Family
4th Vanity Hamper : Joe Hewson
5th Christmas Flower arrangement : Eithne Brereton
6th Fruit Basket Delphina Scally
7th Calloway Golf Pack : Eileen Wynne
8th Heffernans Voucher : P J Kelly
9th Bottle of Whiskey : Betty Duffy
10th Box of Chocolates : Deirdre Colgan
11th Box of Biscuits : Jimmy Slattery
12th Poinsetta Basket : Patricia Mahon

End of Year Awards
Singles Match play Winner : Kay O Connor. Runner –up : Mary Quinn
Singles Match Play Plate Winner : Ann Daly. Runner – up : Caroline Curran
Scotch Foursomes Winners Teresa Harnett and Ann Daly .
Runners-up Ger Heavey and Teresa Birmingham
Over-all winners in 14 h Winter Hamper 1st Kate Elliott, 2nd Mary Colgan , 3rd Ann Daly
Birdie Tree winner : Kate Elliott

Turkey Winners : Teresa Birmingham, Mary Quinn, Ann Daly, Teresa Kelly and Lady Captain Ger won 2 turkeys

Sat 12th was to be our usual Santa Hat Day but weather conditions on the day meant that Plan B had to be called into operation. That meant forsaking our tea and scones at 12.00 which would have been followed by 9 Holes . Instead our day began at 16.00 with mulled wine in the comfortable surroundings of the club house. Many thanks to Evelyn for that lovely treat. As the club house filled with the arrival of the ladies in big numbers so too did the noise level rise by several decibels as they exchanged greetings and chatted, catching up on news. Shortly afterwards Santa arrived with gifts for everyone . Thank you Santa. A delicious buffet was then served.

Castle Barna Golf Club Mens Results/Reports 13/12/15

Sunday 13th December 2015.
Turkey Shootout

Conditions improved slightly for last Sundays Turkey Shootout competition, but Christmas shopping proved to be more attractive proposition for many members, resulting in a very small entry. Making the most of his journey down from Celbridge was Niall Munroe, who claimed the win and he was rewarded with his turkey. In the runner up spot, only beaten on the back nine and by virtue of an internal cut, was Mountlucas man Tony Curley. For those who will have all their shopping done there is a single stableford listed for next Sunday.

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.