Thursday 18th July  Thursday Open Singles Result:  1. Michael Buggy  (-1) 43 pts 2.Warren Byrne (11) 40 pts
Gross Damien Knox (6)  29 pts
LOTTO 15th July. No winner of  Jackpot for €2,800. Numbers drawn were 3, 8, 10, 24.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €3,000.
Lady Captain Jo Costigan’s Day: This week sees the premier competition of the year, Lady Captain’s day taking place over 2 days, Tuesday 16th July the qualifying competition, with the final set for Saturday 20th July.  Jo wishes all of the lady golfers the very best of luck in her 2 day  competition. This 2 day competition brings out the best  in all of the lady golfers.  To include all golfers  in Jo’s special day the following additional competitions will take place: tomorrow Tuesday 16th July, Mixed Scramble  5.30pm to 6.15pm., Ladies 9 Hole S/F 6.40pm to 7.00pm., Get into Golf Ladies from 7.15pm. Then on Saturday 20th July, also included in  the schedule are a 9 Hole Singles S/F from 2.00pm., Juvenile Scramble at 4.00pm. and  Mixed Scramble at 5.30pm. A Social evening is organized for Sat. 20th July with prize giving scheduled for 9.00pm. All are very welcome.

Everyone in the Club wishes lady captain Jo Costigan and all the golfers a successful and most enjoyable celebration of golf this week.

Australian Spoons: Congratulations and the best of luck to H. Murphy and E. Phelan who will go on to play in the National Finals of the Australian Spoons competition in Portarlington,  on the 26th  August.
Quirkes Pharmacy 18H Singles S/F:  1   F. Campion 42 pts, 2  B. Owens  37 pts, 3  M. Norton    37 pts, 4 M Furlong  36 pts.
Congratulations and well done to the above winners.

Inter Club Competition: Hard luck to our Cullen Cup team who played in Tulfarris G.C on Saturday 13th July, Tulfarris  proved too strong. Good luck to them in the next round.  Team as follows: P. Comerford, M. Downey, V. Smyth, J. Brennan, P. Murtagh, L. Mansfield, N. Walsh, B. Brophy, M. O.Shea and L.C Jo Costigan.

Fixtures Thurs 18th July Men’s Open Singles Sunday 21st July Men’s Open Singles

Sunday 14th July Intermediate Scratch Cup

1. Fergal O’ Neill (15) 78,   2. John Phelan (12) 80.   3. Warren Byrne (11) 83

1st Nett John Dowling (13) 72 b9, 2nd Nett David Allen 72 b9

Sunday 14th July Junior Scratch Cup

1. Jason Brennan (4) 71,  2. Michael Dermody (6) 75   3. Robert Brennan (9) 76 b9,

Nett Prize Barry Doyle (6) 70 nett

Lady Captain’s Week: Best wishes to the Captain and all the girls for this special week. May the force be with you and the sun shines upon you.

Thursday 11th July  Thursday Open Singles Result:  1.  Cathal O’ Reilly  (19) 44pts 2. Joe Dowd (14) 43 pts Gross Michael Buggy (0)  40 pts 3. David Dowling (18) 41 pts b9

SENIORS: The 16 hole classic on Wednesday 10th July saw a good few scores in excess of 70 pts. Yet, the winning teams had that little bit extra and we congratulate them on their success this week. In all, 32 men played so well done to everyone. RESULTS: 1 Tommy O’ Neill (8), Eamonn Mc Evoy (23), Michael Mc Grath (26) 76 pts, 2 Johnny Brennan (10), Seamie Brennan (20), Christy Ryan (26) 75 pts, 3 Jimmy Byrne (15), Ollie Meagher (18), Tony Carr (20), Gerry O’ Neill (26) 73 pts. Please be reminded that the next SENIORS’ OUTING is to  Mountrath on Wednesday next 17th July with assembly at 9.30am for tee off at 10.
LOTTO 8th July. No winner of  Jackpot for €2,600. Numbers drawn were 7, 14, 22, 26.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,800.
OPEN WEEK – 41st ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF GOLF:  This tremendous festival of golf – rich in history –  is  due to begin on Saturday, 27th July ie a little with two weeks away. Now is an ideal time for members to invite golfing friends from near and far to play in Castlecomer during Open Week. There’s  9 days of golf lined up as per the fixtures card starting with a  3 person classic (any combination) with prize for a ladies team on Saturday 27th July, men’s 18 hole singles stableford on Sunday 28th, a ladies 2 person team event and a ladies/gents/juniors 11 hole singles both on Monday 29th, 2 person team event (any combination) with prize for a ladies team on Tuesday 30th, seniors ladies/gents (categories over 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s) 18 hole singles stableford on Wednesday 31st, a  2 person scramble (any combination) and the boys/girls junior (u19) 18 hole singles stableford both on 1st August, 4 person classic (any combination) with prize for a ladies team on Fri 2nd and Sat 3rd  and concluding on Sunday 4th August with a 3 person champagne scramble (any combination).
*Presentation of Prizes and Social Night on Sunday 4th August at 9pm.
*Prize for 1st hole-in-one at any hole (Rowe’s Hardware Sponsors). There’s  an electric caddy car for the winner of the 2’s club.It is advisable for pre-booking of buggy hire.
*€50 OPEN WEEK PASS AVAILABLE represents great value and covers entry fee to all open week competitions (incl 2’s club).
*Excellent catering service available daily.
 *Time Sheets for all competitions are available in Club House, online at http://www.castlecomergolf.ie or phone Linda at 056-4441139 on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays. The captains, Martin O’ Neill and Jo Costigan and committees wish to thank all our sponsors for their generosity.

Fixtures   Thurs 11th July  Men’s Open Singles 

Sat/ Sun 13th/14th July     Junior Scratch Cup (4 to 10) Intermediate Scratch Cup (11 to 18)

Sunday 7th July Two Person Team Event

1. Tommy O’ Neill (9), Pat Murtagh (12)   46 pts b9, Paul Walsh (13), Michael O’ Connor (19) 46 pts b9

3. Martin Brennan (9), John Martin (15) 46 pts, Ladies Noreen Curry (27), Patricia Brennan (30)  45 pts

Thursday 4th July  Thursday Open Singles Result

1.  Martin Brennan (B) (9) 37pts b9

2. Luke Peterson (24) 37 pts b3

SENIORS: There was a great turn out on Wednesday, 3rd July for the seniors’ classic with 40 ladies and gents teeing off. No surprise with the big turn out on a glorious day on a course in fabulous condition.Thanks to Leo Conway for his expertise in checking the returned scorecards – a job he has performed so well over many years with great enthusiasm.
There were quite a few very good scores but cream of the crop this week were: 1 Ollie Gleeson (14), Michael Dooley (20), John Hardy (25) 75 pts, 2 Pat Morrissey (19), Paudie Mulhall (23), Eamon Tobin (23) 74 pts, 3 Tommy O’ Neill (8), Tom Slevin (27), Marnie Brennan (32) 72 pts. Next fixture is on Wednesday, 10th July, with assembly at 9.30am for 10 tee-off.
LOTTO 1st July. No winner of  Jackpot for €2,400. Numbers drawn were 1, 9, 12, 19.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,600.
SOUTH LEINSTER:  Castlecomer recorded a 5 and 4 outstanding victory over Dunmurry Springs yesterday, Sunday 30th June. Congratulations to the team and management.
MOORE CUP:  Nenagh knocked out Castlecomer in the Moore Cup on Saturday, 29th June. Well done to everyone on the team for giving it their best against impressive opposition.Thanks to the team management for every encouragement in the two rounds played this year.

LADIES: Commiserations to our gallant Revive Active team who lost to Thurles G.C. after putting up a tremendous battle. Team as follows: H. Fogarty, N. Mahon, M. Downey, J. Costigan L.C,, J. Brennan, L. Mansfield, E. Foley, I. Madigan, B. Phelan, T. Manning. Subs: Mgt. O’ Keeffe, B. Owens, H. Murphy, C. Conway, B. Brophy.  Managers: I. Madigan and Margaret O’ Keeffe.

Congratulations to our Junior Foursomes team who beat Cill Dara G. C in Baltinglass G.C recently. Team as follows: T. Manning, B. Owens, J. Costigan L.C., N. Mahon, Mgt. O’Keeffe and I. Maning. Subs: M. Norton, D. O. Donohoe, E. Walsh, C. Conway, E. Phelan. Managers: H. Fogarty and A. Ring.
Granard Cup: 18h , 1  Maria Downey (10) and Freda Campion (18) 37pts.
9h Qualifying Competition Results:   1st Helen Murphy (19) 11pts (back 6) .  Congratulations to the  above winners.
Cullen  Cup:  Best of luck to team and managers who will meet Tulfarris on Saturday 13th July at 3.30pm in Tulfarris G. C.

Fixtures   Thurs 4th July  Men’s Open Singles  Sat/ Sun 6th/7th July Two Person Team Event (Any Combination)

Sunday 30th June  The Blue Monster Result

1. Luke Peterson (25)    36 pts    2. Michael Dermody (6)    35 pts b6  Gross Jason Brennan (4)   31 pts

Class1 Martin Brennan (B) (10)  35 pts,  Class 2 Don Deans (18)   35 pts  Class 3 Matt Dooley (20)  29 pts

Thursday 27th June  Thursday Open Singles Result

1. James Bergin (14)   37pts b9,  2. Martin Brennan (B) (10) 37pts

Scramble winners Tues 25th June 2019:  Liam Doyle, Deirdre Nugent, Maria Thompson, Score 26 3/6, Congrats and well done
SENIORS: Thirty three ladies and gents played in the 18 hole classic in Portarlington on Monday 24th June. The day was warm and sunny bar a twenty minute rainy spell on the back nine.Well done to everyone who played and especially  the winners who recorded excellent scores. RESULTS: 1 Marty Connolly (22), Jimmy Reilly (22), Frank Dormer (24), Marnie Brennan (32) 82 pts, 2 Murty Coonan (11), Joan Coonan (25), Michael Mc Grath (26), Christy Ryan (26) 80 pts, 3 Johnny Brennan (11), Michael Dooley (20), Eddie Fogarty (28), Marjorie Gannon (28) 77 pts. The 16 hole classic resumes in Castlecomer on Wednesday next 3rd July with assembly at 9.30am for 10am tee off.
LOTTO 24th June. No winner of  Jackpot for €2,200. Numbers drawn were 3, 9, 15, 24.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,400.
LADIES: Hard luck to the Intermediate team,  Managers and Caddies who lost to Mullingar G.C in the Royal Curragh.Team as follows: I. Madigan, T. Manning, N. Mahon, J. Costigan L.C. , Mgt. O’Keeffe, Subs: M.Norton, H. Murphy, C. Conway and B. Owens. Managers: E.Phelan, N. Kinsella.
Congratulations to the Junior Foursomes who are in the Quarter Final and will play Cill Dara in Baltinglass G.C on Thursday 27th June at 3p.m. The very best of luck to team and managers. Team as follows: T. Manning, B. Owens, J. Costigan L.C, N. MahonMgt O’Keeffe and I. Madigan. Subs: M. Norton, D.Donohoe, C. Conway, E. Walsh and E. Phelan.  Managers  A. Ring and H.  Fogarty
Congratulations to Senior Foursomes team and managers who had a great win in Carlow G.C against Athy G.C. Castlecomer are now through  to the  Semi Final .
MIXED: Congratulations to the Cullen Cup team and managers who beat Cahir G.C  in Castlecomer. Team as follows: M. Daly, J. Brennn, P. Murtagh, L. Mansfield, N. Walsh, M. Brophy, P. Comerford, M. Downey, S. Daly, B. Brophy. Managers L.Mansfield, M. Brennan and M. Daly.
Best of luck to Revive Active team and managers who are playing Thurles G. C. on Tuesday 25th June at 4p.m. Team as follows:  H. Fogarty, N. Mahon, M. Downey, J.Costigan L.C, J.Brennan, L. Mansfield, E. Foley, I. Maddigan, B. Phelan, T. Manning. Subs: Mgt O’Keeffe, B. Owens, H. Murphy, C. Conway, B. Brophy.  Managers I. Maddigan and Mgt. O’ Keeffe. Support would be greatly appreciated on  the day.
A new 9 hole qualifying competition commences this coming Tuesday 25th June for all lady members. Tee times are 12 noon  to 1p.m. and from 7p.m. onwards. Entry fee €4.  Rules for this competition are posted in ladies locker room. This competition is restricted to Tuesdays only.
Weekly Competition held on 23rd June kindly  sponsored by Phelan’s Hardware. 1  E. Foley   72  (B9),  2  C. Conway 72 (B9)
 3 M. Brennan   72. Congratulations to winners .
HOME CARE CLASSIC: The Home Care Classic takes place in Castlecomer G C on Friday week, the 28th June. €120 for team of 4. Contact Pat Morrissey at 0868206750 to book a tee time. Your support for this classic is greatly appreciated.
SENIORS: Forty one golfers turned out in the mixed 16 hole classic on Wednesday 19th June. Played in very pleasant conditions, scoring on the day was excellent.Well done to all who played and congratulations to the winners. RESULTS: 1 Murty Coonan (11), Michael Dooley (20), Marnie Brennan (24) 77 pts,  2 Eamonn Mc Evoy (23), Frank Dormer (24), Margie Gannon (28) 76 pts,  3 John Hardy (25), Noreen Kinsella (25), Christy Ryan (26) 74 pts. Outing to Portarlington next Monday 24th June with assembly at 9.45am for tee off at 10.30. Contact Johnny Hardy at 0876289480 if you intend to travel. Reminder that there’s no seniors golf next Wednesday 26th June.

LOTTO 17th June. No winner of  Jackpot for €2,000. Numbers drawn were 2, 12, 13, 16.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,200.

Fixtures this week.   Thurs 20th Men’s Open Singles  Sat/Sun 22nd/23rd Men’s Open Singles

Sunday 16th June  Donal McInerney Memorial Result

1. Del Todd (9)    39 pts b9   2. Ronan Walsh (8)    39 pts b9  Gross Michael Buggy (0)   33 pts

Class1 David Lynch (6)  37 pts,  Class 2 Johnny Brennan (11)   39 pts  Class 3 Patrick Kearney (26)   39 pts

Del Todd,  Johnny Brennan and Patrick Kearney will represent Castlecomer in the GUI Singles Gold Medal Event later this year.

DUGGAN CUP:  The Duggan Cup team won their third round fixture against Borris golf club on Sunday 16th June. With one win got at home and away, Paul Rice and Michael Daly secured the vital third win in Castlecomer on  the 19th in what proved to be a tremendous battle. Every best wish to the team and their manager, Martin Brennan in the next round.
Ladies Inter Club Teams: The Intermediate Club team will play the quarter final on Friday 21st, June against Mullingar in The Royal Curragh. The Cullen Cup will be played in Castlecomer G.C  on the 23rd. June at 2.00pm against Cahir G.C. The Revive Active Team will play Thurles G.C on Tuesday 25th June at 4.00pm (6 team members in Thurles and 4 in Castlecomer). Congratulations to the above teams and  managers in getting to the next round of their competitions. Best of luck to team members and managers. Support for the teams would be very welcomed and greatly appreciated.
Scramble Results: Martin Brennan, Ann Mai Mullins and D. Brennan 22pts.
Competition held on 7th June sponsored by Margaret O’Keeffe, 1st  I. Madigan 36pts  (back 9), 2nd. A. Doyle 36pts, 3rd. U. Whelan 34pts. Congratulations to the winners.
Competition held on 16th June, Sponsored by Harrington’s Pharmacy, 1st   J. Costigan (L. C)  42pts, 2nd  Mgt. O’Keeffe  39pts, 3rd.  M. Downey  37pts   Congratulations to the  winners.

Thursday 13th June  Thursday Open Singles Result

1. Warren Byrne (13)   41pts,  2. Seamus Coogan (13) 39pts Gross  Michael Buggy (1) 36 pts

GET INTO GOLF FOR MEN: The Men’s Committee of Castlecomer Golf Club is presently promoting the game of golf  among men who possibly once played golf as juveniles or among men who like outdoor sports and are curious about golf as a possible   new game for them.      Well, if you are in in the above or any other category of golfing curiosity and interest, the good news is that you will be welcomed with open arms in our club. We have a great course and dedicated and friendly membership. Please  contact Seamie Brennan at 0872519853 or Linda at the office at 0564441139 if you or any of your friends would like to have a go at the “Get into Golf for Men”.

SENIORS:  22 men competed in the Pat Byrne Memorial Trophy on Wednesday 12th June. It was a 16 hole singles stableford competition. Scoring was excellent. Congratulations to the winners. RESULTS: 1 Johnny Hardy (26) 36 pts, 2 John Mulcahy (11) 36 pts, 3 Tony Cooper (27) 33 pts, 4 Tom Casey (23) 33 pts, 5 Matt Pollock (27) 32 pts, 6 Seán Scanlon (15) 29 pts, 7 Marty Connolly (22) 28 pts. Reminder that the next outing is to Portarlington on Monday 24th June. Also please support the Home Care Classic in Castlecomer on Friday 28th June.

JUNIOR CUP: Castlecomer Golf Club were well represented  in The Junior Cup in Athy on Saturday 8th June. The team, managed by Tommy O’ Neill, included  Ronan Ryan, Michael O’Neill, Padraig Curry. Colin Dunne and  Shay Kennedy.  Unfortunately the team didn’t progress to Sunday but thanks to all who put themselves forward for the Club.

LOTTO 10th June. ONE winner of  Jackpot for €13,200. Numbers drawn were 9, 18, 19, 28.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,000. Congrats to Michael & Patricia Doheny on their great win. May you both enjoy it to the full.

Ladies:  Inter Club Competition: Congratulations to our Revive Active team and managers who beat Callan on Sunday 9th June. Team as follows: E. Foley, I. Madigan, M. Downey, L.C. J. Costigan, L. Mansfield, H. Murphy, J. Brennan, B. Brophy, T. Manning, Mgt. O’Keeffe. Managers:  I. Madigan and Mgt. O’Keeffe.  Get Into Golf Results: High & Low, 1st   C. Conway, D.Nugent  17pts,  2nd  H. Fogarty, M. Boran  14pts.  Singles, 1st.    M. Holohan   14 pts,  2nd  K. Mooney  13 pts.  Team Event,   M. Holohan,  P. Dowling,  M. Boran,  K. Mooney.  Congratulations to all the winners

Fixtures    Thurs 13th June Men’s Open Singles

Sat/Sun 15th/16th June  Donal McInerney Memorial Open Singles . Please note the top scores from this competition in handicap categories 0 to 9, 10 to 17 and 18 and over will go forward to represent Castlecomer in a national GUI sponsored singles tournament at a venue to be decided.

Sun 9th June Men’s Open Singles.  

1. Sean O’ Shea (5)    40 pts, 2. Sean Scanlan (17)  38 pts b9, Gross Jason Brennan (4) 33 pts b6

 Class 1 Anthony Holohan (7)  37pts, Class 2 Ciaran O’ Neill (12)  38 pts b9,

Class 3 Luke Peterson (26) 35 pts

Thursday 6th June  Thursday Open Singles Result

1. Luke Peterson  (27)   38pts,  2. Stephen Daly (5) 37pts

SENIORS: 24 golfers played in the 16 Hole Scramble on Wednesday 5th June. RESULTS: 1 Paddy Neary (18), Marty Connolly (22), John Shore (29)  53 1/2 nett, 2 Johnny Brennan (11), Pat Graham (23), Tom Slevin  54 nett b9, 3 Tommy O’ Neill (7), Liam Farrell (23), Phil Shore (24)  54 nett. A reminder to all seniors that the PAT BYRNE MEMORIAL TROPHY is fixed for next Wednesday, the 12th June. It is a Singles Stableford competition. Assembly is at 9.30am as usual for tee off at 10.