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The above Charity Golf Event will be held in Castlecomer Golf club on Fri, 28th June and is organised by Seniors Members of the club. As you can see, it is well worthy of our support and the proceeds from same will be well spent.
If you can support the event in any way, please make contact with any one of the organizing committee regarding same. More details will be provided later.

This weeks fixtures

Thursday 13th
Men’s Open Singles.

Saturday 15th/Sunday 16th.

Blue Monster. Open Singles Stableford

Sponsored by Eoin O’ Connor. Club Professional.

Test yourself over Castlecomer Blue Tees, a great golfing challenge.

Book your tee time early

  10th june 2024. Inter Club Report

Our South Leinster and Leinster Trophy teams were both in action on Saturday 9th June with both matches against Gowran.The South Leinster team were victorious recording a comprehensive victory after a closely contested match.Congratulations to team manager Sean Scanlan and his team members on their win.Team members were at home: Keith O’Neill, Mark O’Dowda, Ian Ryan and Paddy Neary. Away: Tom Staunton, Ned Mahon and Kieran Brennan.
The Leinster trophy team were to eventually lose out to a very capable Gowran team after a match where home advantage was to prove vital. With a strong Gowran team winning three of the home matches this was to set the basis for victory. Gowran then clinched victory when winning one game in Castlecomer. Hard luck to team manager Nicky Walsh and all the team members.  The team did well to reach the third round of this competition after two good wins in the earlier rounds.Team members at home were Nicky Walsh,Warren Byrne and Seamus Coogan. Away Paul Walsh,Paul Rice, Pat Murtagh and Ciaran O’Neill.

 

The draw for the next round of the Men’s Scotch Foursomes is now complete. All matches must be played by July 3rd. All outstanding matches in the Men’s Singles and Fourball second round must be played by this Wednesday, June 12. Thanks

7th June. Upcoming mens inter club fixtures.
Saturday 8th.South Leinster team versus Gowran at 1.30pm.
Saturday 8th.Leinster mens trophy team versus Gowran at 2.10pm.

3rd June 2024. Mens Inter Club Report

 It was a successful week for our men’s inter club teams with two teams successful in their respective matches. The JB Carr team had a great win in the second leg of their county final match against Callan away.The team overcame a three games to two deficit from the first leg at home by winning the away tie on a three games to two score to bring the match to sudden death tie holes play off.The pre nominated pair of Ned Mahon and Pat Murtagh won the tie hole play off on the second hole played to crown Castlecomer as Kilkenny county champions for the third consecutive year.The team win now be at home in the next round to Wexford champions New Ross. Congratulations to team manager Martin Brennan and his team members on their success. Team members were. Tommy O’Neill and Ollie Gleeson,  Andy Cleere and Seamus Coogan. John Phelan and Michael O’Connor, Pat Murtagh and Ned Mahon, Christy Comerford and Tom Mooney. The Moore cup team also had a great win over Bunclody in their first round match. The team, although away to Bunclody with four of the seven games in Bunclody set the foundation for victory by winning three of the four matches played there. The winning of the second game at home then clinched victory for the team.  Team manager was Pat Haughton.Team players at home were. Ned Mahon. Anthony Gilroy and Gerry Mealy. Team players away were. Seamus O’Connor,Martin Brennan,.Eamonn Breen and Liam Campion.

29th May 2024. The Club would like to congratulate Lukasz and his team on recently celebrating 1 year of the Foxglade Restaurant @ Castlecomer Golf Club and also thank Lukasz for the effort and excellent food (as always) over the 4 days of the team championship.

Congrats to our JB Carr Team who fought a great battle to reverse the first leg result and went on to a fantastic win over Callan on the second play-off hole.

Please note that the Men’s Captain’s Prize will be played at an earlier date this year. Round 1 will be played over Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June. The final round takes place on Saturday 29th June.

29th May 2024. Best of luck to our JB Carr Team in the second leg of the county final in Callan today. All support welcome.

27th May 2024.   Club Fundraising Team Classic

Our annual fundraiser classic which was played from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th May was a great success with a large number of teams participating.Thanks to our own members and visiting club members for once again supporting this key fundraiser. Thanks also to our Main Sponsor Rapid Fire and Safety for their support and thanks also to all the businesses and individuals who have generously provided sponsorship for the competition. Thanks to our course staff and volunteers for their hard work in preparing the course despite the challenging weather experienced recently. Thanks also to everyone who has helped in organising the competition and to those who have volunteered to help out over the four days.

Congratulations to John, Michael, Paudie and Matt on their great win in the 2024 Team Championship. Congratulations to all the prize winners and a big thank you to all the teams that took part. (See results on Results page).
Mens Inter Club Report. 
Hard luck is extended to our Barton Shield team who competed in the stroke play area qualifier in Enniscorthy on Sunday 26th May.The team despite their best efforts did not qualify for the match play next rounds.A sincere thanks to the players who represented the club in Enniscorthy.
Team. Michael Buggy and Luke O’Brien Peterson,Niall O’Sullivan and Graham Lawlor. 
 The JB Carr team play the second leg of the county final against Callan on Wednesday in Callan The team have a big challenge on hand in trying to overturn a three games to two deficit from the first leg at home. However the team has overcome such a deficit in past matches and can do so again.Best of luck to team manager Martin Brennan and his team members on the day. 
The Moore cup team play their first round match versus Bunclody next Sunday.Best of luck to team manager Pat Haughton and his team members

NOTICE:  Help is required on the desk for the Fundraiser Classic on Thurs – Sun, 23 – 26th May. If you can help out on any of the above dates, it would be much appreciated. Text Delia O’Donohoe at 086 8389072.

Club Fundraising Team Classic

This year’s club fundraising team classic takes place this week from May 23rd -26th. This is one of the club’s main fundraisers and has some excellent prizes for the winners.The timesheet for the classic is now open. A team of 4 costs €160 which includes a delicious meal in our Foxglade Restaurant. We look forward to the support of our club members and visiting club members for this annual fundraising team classic. 

20th May 2024. Inter Club Report

It was a very busy weekend for our mens Inter club teams. On Saturday 18th May the Pierce Purcell team were the first in action and were to lose out to a very good Mt Wolseley team after a well contested match.

The team players gave of their best efforts on the day and came up just short on this occasion. A sincere thanks to team manager Martin Brennan and his panel of players for their efforts and commitment on the clubs behalf.
The Junior  Cup team had a very convincing win over Millicent on a four games to one scoreline. Team members at home were. Mark Shortall, Luke Peterson, Michael Curry, and away Del Todd and Bobby Todd.Team manager Victor Smyth assisted by Richard Barrett.
 The Leinster Senior Inter club team beat a strong Gowran team to qualify for the second round after a very close match. Team players home were Michael Dermody and Tom Peterson,Michael Healy and Michael Doheny Away players Ned Mahon and Johnny Brennan,Terry Brennan and Seamus O’Connor. Team manager Seamus O’Connor.
 On Sunday 19th May the Leinster trophy team beat Mt Juliet after a very close and exciting match that was only decided in the very last games. Team members at home were Paul Walsh, Warren Byrne, Seamus Coogan and Ciaran O’Neill. Away members were Shane Rice,Paul Rice and Pat Murtagh. Team manager Nicky Walsh.
Thanks to all our Club Teams and their Managers for their efforts on our behalf over the weekend Thanks also to our Mens Club Secretary Matt Dooley  who has to navigate the rules of the various competitions and keep the paperwork correct.

19th May 2024. Thanks to our Club Teams and their Managers for their efforts on our behalf yesterday. Our Pierce Purcell Team lost out narrowly to Mount Wolseley while we recorded wins in the Junior Cup over Millicent and the Leinster Senior Mens over Gowran. Thanks also to our Mens Club Secretary who has to navigate the rules of the various competitions and keep the paperwork right.

Thanks again to everyone involved in today’s inter club competitions. Two very tight contests losing out narrowly to Rathdowney in the Mixed and a hotly contested win over Mount Juliet in the Leinster Mens Trophy.
Congrats also to the Ladies on their Revive Active win over Callan.

Capt. Mick Mc Grath

18th May 2024. Reminder to all participants in the Men’s Club Fourball Matchplay and Men’s Singles Matchplay competitions that the deadline for completion of the first round is May 22.

All matches must be played by the stated “play by date” for each round. Please note that competitors who have failed to play by the specified deadlines will be eliminated from the competition – no exceptions. Matches finishing halved on hole 18 must go to sudden death until there is a winner.

Thanks again for your cooperation and best of luck to all competitors.

13th May 2024. Men’s Inter Club Report
Another busy weekend for our inter-club teams with mixed fortunes. The JB Carr team entertained Callan in the first leg of the county final. After winning two games early and leading in the other matches at the halfway stages it looked good for a very favourable lead for the team for the second leg. However, a determined fightback by a Callan team that saw them win the remaining three matches has left our team with a big challenge for the second leg away to Callan. Team members were. Tommy O’Neill and Ollie Gleeson, Marty O’Shea and Andy Cleere, Michael Doheny and John Phelan, Pat Murtagh and Edward Mahon, Christy Comerford and Tom Mooney.
Team manager: Martin Brennan.
The Barton Cup
The Barton Cup team had a hard-fought win over Abbeyleix GC. The team won the two home matches and clinched victory when winning one away match on the 18th hole. Team members were. Home. Michael Buggy and Nicky Walsh, Niall O’Sullivan and Paddy Kealy. Away: Victor Smyth and Micháel Coogan, Ronan Walsh and Tom Peterson, Graham Lawlor and Shane Rice.Team Manager: Ciaran O’Neill assisted by Mark O’Dowda.
Fred Daly Trophy
The Fred Daly trophy under 18 team lost their first-round match to a very strong Wexford team that was composed of many single-figure golfers. The team put up a gallant performance before eventually losing out.Well done to the team members for representing the club with pride and great commitment. Team members were. Luke O’Brien Peterson, Bobby Todd, Billy Rowe, Colin Hayes and Adam Morrissey. Team manager: Del Todd.
Thanks to all players and managers who represented the Club in competitions over the weekend..

Club Fundraising Team Classic

This year’s club fundraising team classic takes place from May 23rd -26th. This is one of the club’s main fundraisers and has some excellent prizes for the winners.The timesheet for the classic is now open. A team of 4 costs €160 which includes a delicious meal in our Foxglade Restaurant. We look forward to the support of our club members and visiting club members for this annual fundraising team classic.   

9th May 2024. Mens inter club fixtures this weekend.
Saturday 11th May Castlecomer versus Callan at 2pm in the first leg of the JB Carr county final.
Sunday 12th May the Barton Cup team play Abbeyleix in a first round match at 1.30pm.
Sunday 12th May the Boys Fred Daly team play Wexford in a first round match at 3.00 PM.

8th May. The 2024 Top 30 Series begins this weekend with the John Craddock Sponsored Stableford Singles. Get your Top 30 campaign off to the best possible start. Book your tee time now.

3rd May 2024. NOTICE: Return to Handicap Counting Competitions 

The men’s committee have adopted Model Rules E2 and E3 which allows for handicap counting competitions where golf courses are affected by adverse ground conditions.

The following rules will apply with immediate effect to enable the club to have handicap qualifying competitions.

Strict adherence as set out below is required to facilitate these rules

🔸Fairway🔸
You may mark your ball on the fairway then lift and clean it and then place it within six inches not nearer the hole.

🔹 Rough 🔹
●You may mark your ball in the rough, then lift and clean it and then place it back in its exact original position.

●Rough does not include bunkers and penalty areas.

● As a general rule of golf you may drop a plugged ball(i.e.embedded in its own plug mark) in the fairway and rough within one club length not nearer the hole.

These rules will remain in play until further notice

3rd May 2024. The draws for the three Men’s matchplay competitions have been posted on the notice board in the men’s locker room.

This year the men’s competitions committee are insisting that matches must be played by the stated “play by date” for each round. If opponents are unable to agree a date to play their match beforehand the match must be played on the “play by date”. Please note that competitors who have failed to play by the specified deadlines will be eliminated from the competition – no exceptions. Matches finishing halved on hole 18 must go to sudden death until there is a winner.

Thanks for your cooperation and best of luck to all competitors.

2nd May 2024.  NOTICE: Male Members please note that the Top 30 competition scheduled for this weekend has been deferred until Saturday 11th/ Sunday 12th May. A Stableford 18 hole singles competition will be played this weekend..

29th Apr 2024. Inter Club Competitions update
It was a good weekend for our men’s Inter Club teams with two teams in action.The Pierce Purcell team had a hard earned win over a very competitive Enniscorthy team. After sharing the away matches one all,  the team won the two home matches to win through to the next round.Team members were:. Away  Andy Cleere and Michael Daly,.Warren Byrne and Pat Comerford. Home:Michael Minogue and Tom Coogan, Paddy Kealy and Peter Mulhall.  Team manager: Martin Brennan.
The Leinster trophy team also had a great win over a strong Waterford team.The foundation for victory was set by a great performance in the away matches when winning two games out of three. The team clinched the victory when winning the first two matches concluded at home.The remaining two matches were called in with both games playing extra tie holes at the time Team members were: Home. Paul Walsh, Michael Coogan,. Ciaran O’Neill and Seamus Coogan. Away Paul Rice, Nicky Walsh and Pat Murtagh. Team manager: Nicky Walsh.

28th Apr 2024. Congratulations to our Leinster Trophy and Pierce Purcell teams on their great wins over Waterford and Enniscorthy respectively today. Thanks to both players and managers for representing our club so well.

Congratulations again to Eamonn Breen on winning the Bar Masters Comp. Many thanks to Lukasz and the Foxglade restaurant for sponsoring the halway leader prize which Eamonn gladly accepted on behalf of his son David! A great week for Muckalee

20th Apr 2024. Hard luck to our Jimmy Bruen team who lost out by the tightest possible margin to Mountrath today. Congrats to our JB Carr Team who overcame Mount Juliet in the second round also played today. Thanks to both team’s players and their managers for their great efforts in representing our club in these competitions. Capt. Mick McGrath

Holmpatrick Cup Qualifier
•Saturday 20th/Sunday 21st April.
Men’s Four-ball Stableford
You must have markers opposite you
The winners go on to represent Castlecomer in the Holmpatrick Cup.
Book your tee time early.

NOTE: Members please note that there will be a men’s singles competition this Saturday and Sunday for those members who do not want to play in the Holmpatrick Cup or who do not have a partner to play with. Anyone who is playing in the singles may mark the card of a four ball pairing who may be playing opposite them and visa versa.

15th Apr 2024. JB Carr Team v Kilkenny GC
Congratulations to our men’s JB Carr team who got our inter club competition year off to a great start with a well fought away win over Kilkenny GC on Sunday 14th April. After a very tight and competitive match, our team won through on a three games to two scoreline. Team: Pat Murtagh & Ned Mahon, Seamus O’Connor & Tommy O’Neill, Andy Cleere & Marty O’Shea, John Phelan & Michael O’Connor, Christy Comerford & Murty Coonan. Team Manager: Martin Brennan
The team will now play Mount Juliet in the next round on Saturday next the 20th April at home.
The Club’s Bar  Masters Competition
There was a great entry of over 200 members and guests  for the Club’s Bar Masters Competition draw.
With each person picking their team of six players in the US Masters, it proved to be a very exciting competition. Well done to Eamon Breen on winning the  competition in a very tight contest between his son David and Joan Coonan. It came down to the very last  hole to see who would take home the top prize of €600.
A special thanks to club members Robert Brennan,Ciarán O’Neill and Colin Dunne for organising this competition and club fundraiser. 
1st Eamon Breen
2nd David Breen
3rd Joan Coonan  

 New Foxglade Restaurant Menu as of today 1st April 2024.

Click here to view it in pdf format or see it on the Menu page

1st Apr 2024.  NOTICE. On behalf of Lady Captain Anne and myself I would like to encourage as many members as possible to attend tonight’s information meeting with the finance committee. This meeting gives members the opportunity to hear at first hand of financial challenges facing their club and the targets being set to address these. The meeting will be at 7.30. Captain Michael McGrath

31st Mar 2024. Members please note that from April 1st Course HCP calculation will change. The Course Rating will now affect your Course HCP in addition to the Slope rating which was already in use. The computer will give you the proper HCP.

29th Mar 2024. A reminder to all who would like to enter the bar master’s comp. Ideally all are in for the valero Texas open practice run before Wednesday.

NOTICE:

The Club Finance Sub Committee will hold an important information evening for members, on the evening of April 1st at 7.30 pm. Put this in your diary. It is in everyone’s interest to attend.

15th Mar 2024. A big thank you to all who supported our very successful Health and Fitness Information Evening on Tues. last and to our three excellent Guest Speakers- Noel Garvan, Gillian Garvan and Dr. Annmarie Eustace Ryan. Thank you to all who donated prizes for our raffle. A special word of thanks to our hard working Ladies’ Committee who organized and ran the night: Eileen Healy who designed the poster, Theresa Manning who prepared and presented Annmarie’s healthy recipes for tasting, Marie Gannon for her raspberry/ chia seed jam and Jo Costigan who presented a fabulous voucher for a Personal Colour and Style Consultation, worth €150.
Thank you also to Colin Dunne for setting up the microphone and ensuring the function room was comfortable on the night. We also appreciate the work of the bar staff that evening.
Our net proceeds from our Social/ Club Fundraiser night is €1,356
Well done everyone! Beannachtai na Feile Padraig daoibh go leir!☘️
Lady Captain Anne and Mr. Captain Mick.

Men’s Match play competitions ⛳
Club Singles
Club Fourball and
Club Scotch Foursomes

☆Entries are now been taken for the above men’s match play competitions.

•Entry fee €10 per player per competition.

•Members entering should put their name and entry fee in the appropriate marked envelope provided and place in Men’s Competition Fee Box.

•Members must have entry fees enclosed in envelope to be entered in the draw.

•The closing date for entries is Tuesday 2nd April

⛳🏌🏻‍♀️ Club Mixed Scotch Foursomes 2024 🏌🏼‍♂️⛳

▪︎The club mixed scotch foursomes 2nd qualifying round will be held on Sunday 24th March

▪︎A draw for partners will be made on Thursday 21st March.

▪︎Entry fee to be paid on day of play per competition envelope.

▪︎Members who wish to play should text their name to Eamonn Breen at
(087) 9810849 by Wednesday 20th March. Members who did not qualify from yesterday’s qualifying round may also enter the draw again.

•The top 4 pairings will qualify for the match play ¼ finals and join the 4 pairings already qualified.

6th Mar 2024 NOTICE: This week’s Bar and Foxglade competition (Friday) will be played over 11 holes, holes 1 to 11.
Tee times from 10am-4pm
Sign in at the bar and return your scorecard to the bar.
Entry fee is €10 and includes a soup and a panini or a Bap.
Book on the BRS system.

NOTICE:  Club Mixed Scotch Foursomes 

The club mixed scotch foursomes 1st round qualifier will be held on Sunday 10th March. A draw for partners will be made on Thursday 7th March. ︎Members who wish to play should text their name to Eamonn Breen by Wednesday 6th March. The top 4 pairings will qualify for the match play ¼ finals. A second Qualifying round will be played on Sunday 24th March, Players who did not qualify from the first round and any players who have not already played can enter this round. A new draw will be made prior to this round. The top 4 pairings from this round will make up the remaining four places in the ¼ finals

29th Feb 2024. NOTICE: Due to the forecast, tomorrow’s bar and Foxglade competition will not go ahead. The Next competition will be Friday march 8th. The bar and Foxglade will open Saturday and Sunday as advertised

NOTICE:  27th Feb 2024. The pole forking of the greens on the front nine of the golf course is now complete. The 13 holes used for winter competitions are now open for play again. i.e holes 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 18.. This weekend’ men’s singles competition will be played over the winter 13 hole course. Friday’s Bar and Foxglade 8 hole competition will be played over the same holes as last Friday.

⛳🏌🏻‍♀️ Club Mixed Scotch Foursomes 2024 🏌🏼‍♂️⛳

▪︎The club mixed scotch foursomes 1st round qualifier will be held on Sunday 10th March

▪︎A draw for partners will be made on Thursday 7th March.

▪︎Entry fee €10 per player to be paid on day of play per competition envelope.

▪︎Members who wish to play should text their name to Eamonn Breen at
(087) 9810849 by Wednesday 6th March

•The top 4 pairings will qualify for the match play ¼ finals.

•A second Qualifying round will be played on Sunday 24th March
•Players who did not qualify from the first round and any players who have not already played can enter this round.
•A new draw will be made prior to this round. The top 4 pairings from this round will make up the remaining four places in the ¼ finals

27th Feb 2024. On behalf of Lady Captain Anne, Junior Captain Cara and myself I would like to thank all those who played in Sunday’s Drive-In and those who attended. I would also like to thank all who helped on the day and in the run up to it to make it a success. It was great to see the course presented so well in spite of the difficult recent weather and catering up to the high standard that has now become part of the club. The good weather and Clubhouse atmosphere made for a very enjoyable day. Congrats to the winners on the day and wishing all members a great golfing year. Best Regards Mick Mc Grath

25th Feb 2024. Captains Drive In
Our members  were out in force to witness the Joint Captains’ Drive In on February 25. Lady Captain Anne Breen, Captain Mick Mc Grath and Junior Captain Ms. Cara Doyle stood side by side  while  the golfing community watched on in anticipation as they awaited this special event.
The sun peeked through the clouds temporarily casting a hue on the fairways. Lady Captain Anne, resplendent in her official attire addressed the crowd. Her words echoed the spirit of inclusivity and camaraderie. Mr. Captain  Mick, a stalwart of the club nodded in agreement while Junior Captain Cara with youthful exuberance, gripped her driver tightly , ready to make her mark. 
And then it happened, the ceremonial tee shots, all  delivered with precision into the horizon.
The applause from the members echoed across the course. As the trio walked off the tee box they carried with them the hopes and aspirations of the entire club.
The Joint Captains’ Drive In wasn’t just about hitting a golf ball, it was about continuity, respect for tradition and the promise of a  vibrant golfing year.
And so, on that chilly February afternoon, Lady Captain Anne, Captain Mick and Junior Captain Cara  etched their names in the club’s history, their drives representing leadership and the enduring spirit of Castlecomer Golf Club.
A big thank you to Head Chef Lukasz and his team at our Foxglade restaurant for the outstanding meals after the drive in, which all very much enjoyed.

At Castlecomer Golf Club Captains Drive-In, Lady Captain Anne Breen, Captain Mick McGrath and Junior Captain Cara Doyle.

View Captain’s Drive-In pictures here. Find them in the Gallery section also (under members).

18th Feb 2024.

Captains Drive-In 
Next Sunday 25th February sees the annual Joint Captains Drive-In. A four-person 9-hole scramble competition, with a shotgun start, will be held on the day to mark the occasion. Interested players should contact Mr. Eamonn Breen with their chosen tee time, as there are both morning and afternoon start times.available. The event is eagerly anticipated and supported by our club members. We wish Captain Mick McGrath, Lady Captain Anne Breen, and Junior Captain Cara Doyle every success for the coming season. 
 
Top 40 Winter Series Final
Congratulations to Pat Comerford on winning the Top 40 Winter Series Final.
Also congratulations to Craig Murray who was the leading qualifier over the Winter Series and finished second in the final.

28th Jan 2024.Congratulations to Padraig Curry on his fantastic win at the Men’s Open in Abu Dhabi.  Padraig is the son of our Lady Vice Captain Noreen and Michael Curry, both long-standing members of Castlecomer G.C.

Lukasz and the bar will be hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner on Wednesday February 14th. 3 course meal from the following menu @ €30 per person with seating at 7.45pm. Please contact the bar phone at 0871761243 for reservations.

See Valentine’s Day Menu in PDF format here …..

15th jan 2024. Our Club Course Volunteers 

The club and our greenkeeping staff would like to thank all our club members who volunteer to help out on the course.
Our volunteers do tremendous work throughout the year helping to keep our course In pristine condition. Our core group of volunteers  meet every Tuesday morning to assist our course staff and undertake a range of essential works. If any of our members wish to join our volunteer group on Tuesdays, or are available to assist on an alternative day, please contact our volunteers coordinator Michael Doheny at (087) 7516015.