Castle Barna Golf Club Results/Reports Sunday 6th December 2015.

Molloy Decor Sponsorship Tullamore a4a


Turkey Shootout – Sponsored by Molloy Décor, Tullamore

 After the ravages of Storm Desmond, Castle Barna was just about fit for play for last Sundays Turkey Shootout competition which was sponsored by Molloy Decor, Tullamore. Conditions underfoot were very soft but the greens were very receptive and John Lowbridge (15) took full advantage with some good approach shots, to record a excellent 43pts to bag the large turkey. After a long absence from the prizes it was good to see John Neylon (22) back on form, the Dublin man`s 40pts secured the runner up spot, the smaller turkey. Bracknagh`s Keith Bracken was beaten into 3rd place on countback and he had to be content with the giblets.

There is another turkey shootout next weekend and a reminder that the Free Sub competition continues for all single competitions throughout the winter months

Ladies 14 Hole Winter Hamper

14 Hole Winter Hamper

After all the rain and wind in recent days the ladies made a welcome return to Castle Barna last week-end for their 14 Hole Comp. The course was in very good condition obviously from all the good draining that’s in place. Some excellent scores came in  but it was our ever popular member Kate Elliott who emerged as the winner on the day with 30 points. Well done Kate


 9 Hole Wed @ 10.00

There’s still time to come out and play for your turkey on wed or any day at any time when you play with a club member.

Christmas Draw

The cards for the Christmas Draw are now in circulation with a beautiful Hamper for 1st prize and many other excellent prizes. Contact Club House for more details.

Santa Hat Day

Santa Hat Day is on 12 Dec when the Draw takes place and all of the outstanding prizes will be presented. That marks the final day of our golfing calendar.

Castle Barna Mens Results 9th November 2015

Castle Barna Golf Club.
Single Stableford, 9th November 2015.

Heavy overnight rain continued into last Sunday morning which left the course very soft underfoot and just about playable. The weather deterred a lot of people which resulted in a very small entry. Regular early bird Tony Curley (13) made the short trip from Mount Lucas worthwhile as he battled through the conditions to take the win with a fine 41 pts. Mark Farrell (12) also prevailed against the elements to take the runner up spot with 40 pts. The Fitzpatrick Garages Winter League continues next weekend, lets hope for more reasonable weather and a return to a decent entry.
The seniors enjoyed a final good weather day last Tuesday with a 4Ball Betterball. Ber Malone teamed up with sharp shooter Michael Dunne to take a popular win, finishing ahead of Christy Swords and the youthful Eoin O`Donoghue.
Our seniors open continues every Tuesday and our open Stableford continues every Thursday.
Bookings can be made at or by phoning the clubhouse on 057 9353384.
New members always welcome – see web site for latest news.

14 Hole Winter Hamper, sponsored by Healy’s Autos, Rhode

14 Hole Winter Hamper
sponsored by Healy’s Autos, Rhode
6th/7th Nov
Winner : Laura Dempsey

Events this week
14 Hole Winter Hamper : Fri 13th @ 10.0 and Sat 14th @ 12.30
Mon @ 11.00 for beginners and Wed Ladies Club @ 10.00
Turkey Competitions continue as usual.

Table Quiz
Many thanks to all who supported our very successful table quiz on Fri night last. Special thanks in particular to Gerry Hickey and Ronan Heavey who did the questions. Once again Anthony Lynch was our MC and as usual he kept things running smoothly . A word of appreciation to Catherine McGrath , Kate Elliott and other members who helped out on the night . Thanks to Evelyn and her staff for the tasty finger food at the interval. Congrats to the winning teams: 1st : Frank Mahon, Eamon Mulhall, Terry Connolly and Murt Connor. 2nd : Tom Dunne, Michael Dunne , Brian Dunne and Sean Dunne . 3rd : Bridie Fay, Mary Quinn, Kevin Kennedy and Jane Kennedy.

Lady Captains Prize Winner

Well Done Ber on winning the Lady Captains Prize for the third time. Congratulation to all the prize winners.

Lady Captains Day

On Sat 27th ,  Lady Captain Geraldine Heavey hosted her Captain’s Day in style with family, friends and Club members .  A sense of excitement and anticipation permeated the club house as we enjoyed our refreshments and chatted  before taking our position on the tee-box at our appointed times. Lady Captain Ger was there to see all teams off, wishing them the best of luck . Luck was indeed on our side with the weather . The golf was a different matter at times !. Thanks to Kieran and his staff the course was in immaculate condition.
Ber Malone was the very popular winner of the coveted prize . A lovely buffet was served after the golf followed by music and dance until late. Many thanks to Evelyn and staff.
Results :
Winner : Ber Malone
2nd : Teresa Birmingham
Gross : Kate Elliott
3rd : : Eileen Wynne
Cat 1 : Frances Mahon
Cat 2 : Angela Lynch
Best Score 1st Day: Phil Carroll
Best Score 2nd Day : Mary Quinn
Past Captains : Janette McCormack
Committee : Phil Walsh
Front Nine : Carmel Lawlor
Back Nine : Caitlin Ni Shuilleabhain
Visitors’ Prize :  1st : Moira Walsh,   2nd : Tommy Duffy
9 Hole Comp : 1st : Mary Mangan,   2nd : Denise Todd
2’s Club : Jane Kennedy

Lady Captain’s Prizes to the men :  Winner : Kevin Kennedy ,  2nd : Aidan Geoghegan,  Cat 1 : David Brazil,  Cat 2: Ger Peyton,  Cat 3 : Adrian Duffy, Cat 4 : Andrew Phillips
Heartiest congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to Lady Captain Ger for her lovely prizes.

Events this week
3 Ball Team Event on Sat4th July . Please check time sheet in club house for a tee-time

Castle Barna Golf Club Men’s Open Week Results/Reports

Open Week 2nd – 10th May 2015.

Open week got underway over the bank holiday weekend, with a singles stableford sponsored by JD Scanlon & Co., Solicitors, Tullamore. One of the chief organiziers of the week was Competition Secretary Ger Peyton and he got his reward early shooting a great 44pts to win by two from the in form Robert Hogan. Shay Egan took Cat 1 with 39pts with Tullamore visitor Michael Egan shooting the same score for Cat 2.  Cat 3 went to Mark Farrell with 40pts, with Ian Kavanagh hitting double top for Cat 4. The OCM Seniors scramble on Tuesday 5th fell victim to the weather but has been re-scheduled for this week.


The Genesis sponsored Mixed Scotch Foresomes on Wed 6th was won by Terry Carroll & Ber Malone ahead of Michael Coffey & Caroline Curran. Thursdays Open Singles sponsopred by JK Travel proved to be a good event for visitors with Vincent Kelly (Portarlington) scoring 42pts to lead home New Forests Christopher Coffey 38pts and Christy Gorman (Tullamore). That evening the ”workers” got to play a 9 hole stroke supported by Dolan Fitness. Making most of the Mayweather was Seamie Floyd Feery who went the distance over Kevin Mann and Donal Scally.
More bad weather forced the cancellation of Fridays event. A busy week was rounded off with an Open Fourball over last weekend. Stephen Egan Sr and David O`Connell combined well to take this Temple Printing Co. sponsored competition with 43pts.
With the centenary of WW1 being commemorated at this time, I wonder if in 100 years time will “The Battle of Bracknagh” be similarly marked. Four young men set out from the village full of excitement and adventure, little knowing the horrors that lay ahead for two of them. The battle raged from the first shots and included several sorties into no-mans land. Finally after a brutal 4.5 hours, the runner up medals, and the bragging rights, were pinned to Denis Meredith & Aidan Geoghegan 42pts, fininishing just one ahead of their shellshocked neighbours Chris Merrigan & Keith Bracken.
Thanks to all our Open Week sponsors, please support them where you can. Next weekend competition is a GOY single stableford. Our seniors open continues every Tuesday and our open Stableford continues every Thursday. Bookings can be made at or by phoning the clubhouse on 057 9353384. New members always welcome – see web site for latest news.

Castle Barna Ladies Golf Results Open Week

Castle Barna OPEN week: Ladies

Monday 4th May 2015
18 H. Singles Satbleford

1st Frances Daly
2nd Carmel Lawlor
3rd Mary Quinn

Sponsored by Kode & Guy Clothing Tullamore

Wednesday 6th May 2015
Mixed 18 H.

1st Terry Carroll & Bernadette Malone
2nd Michael Caffery & Caroline Curren

Sponsored by Genesis

Friday 8th & Saturday 9th May 2015

1st Mary Kelly & Angela Lynch
2nd Kate Elliott & Kay O Connor
3rd Patricia Mahon & Therese Day

Sponsored by Linda O Brien


Thanks to all the Sponsors and all who made open week such a success, in spite of the bad weather.

Events this week

Tuesday 12th May 9;30 – 10;00 Seniors  OPEN
17;00 Ladies May Madness( Lady Beginner Evening)

Friday 15th May 10;00 & 16;00 Ladies 18 Hole Single Stableford GOY

Saturday 16th May 08;30 – 08;52 Ladies 18 Hole Single Stableford GOY

Sponsored By Anglea & Anthony Lynch

Men’s Open Sunday & Monday Results 03/05/15

Mens Open Single Stableford
Sponsored By J.D. Scanlon & Co. Solicitors

Winner: Gerard Peyton (15) 44 Pts

Runner UP: Rob Hogan (3) 42 Pts

Cat 1: Shay Egan (4) 39 Pts
Cat 2: Michael Egan (13) 39 Pts
Cat 3: Mark Farrell (18) 40 Pts
Cat 4: Ian Kavanagh (27) 40 Pts