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SENIORS: 23 golfers played in the mixed 14 hole classic on Wednesday 20th November. Well done to everyone who played and congratulations to the winners. RESULTS: 1 Christy Comerford (12), Patrick Kearney (23), John Shore (32)  63 pts,  2 Paddy Morrissey (19), Liam Farrell (23), Johnny Hardy (27), Tom Slevin (27)  60 pts,  3 Tommy O’ Neill (9), Tony Cooper (27), Eddie Fogarty (28)  59 pts.
Monday 18th November . No winner of lotto jackpot of €6,400. Numbers drawn 17,20,26,27. Next weeks jackpot €6,600.
LADIES NOTES: Results of Scramble which took place on Sunday 10th Nov. 1st. D. Ryan, M. Boran, T. Boland, H. Fogarty,
2nd. M O’Keeffe, D. Brennan, M. Kearney, B. Comerford. Congratulations to above winners.
LADIES DIARY: 9h Scramble will take place on Sunday 24th November and Sunday 1st December in Castlecomer Golf Club. Draw will take place at 1.15pm. Members €3, Visitors €5. All are welcome.
LADIES CLUB AGM: Maureen Norton, Ladies Hon Secretary has given notice of the Ladies Club AGM in the clubhouse on this coming  Sunday, 24th November at 6 pm.
JOINT CAPTAINS’ DINNER: Lady Captain, Jo Costigan and Men’s Captain, Martin O’ Neill will cohost their Joint Captain’s Dinner  at 7.30 pm on Saturday  30th November in Castlecomer Golf Club. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased from Louise in the bar, and from Linda in the Office, any Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday. Please make sure tickets are purchased early as numbers are required as soon as possible.
MEN’S CLUB AGM: Mr Matt Dooley, Men’s Hon Secretary has given notice of the Men’s Club AGM to take place in the clubhouse next week on Wednesday, 27th November at 8 pm.
JOINT CLUB AGM: Mr Liam Mooney, Hon Secretary has given notice of the Joint Club AGM in the clubhouse on Thursday, 12th December at 8pm. Nomination forms may be collected at the office from Linda on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday. Nominations must be returned at least  10 days prior to the AGM.
DIARY: Wednesday 20th November, Seniors 14 Hole Classic, Saturday 23rd/Sunday 24th November, 14 Hole Winter Singles No 4 and Winter Team League Round 2.
Winter 14 Hole singles (3)
1. John Lacey (21)    36 pts, 2. Nicholas Walsh (8)  35 pts Gross Damien Knox (6)   25 pts b6, 3. Kieran Bergin (17)  34 pts
Winter League Table after round 1
Team R 1
G 124
H 122
C 119
E 114
A 113
B 111
I 110
F 107
D 104
SENIORS: 21 golfers played in the 14 hole classic on Wednesday 13th November. The rain arrived midway through the round and luckily the last of the teams finished before the season’s first snow. RESULTS: 1 Tommy O’ Neill (9), Marty Connolly (21), Liam Farrell (23),   65 pts (back 6),  2 John Kelly (15), Paddy Neary (17), Tony Cooper (27)   65 pts,  3 Paddy Mc Guinness (13), Seamie Brennan (21), Michael Mc Grath (26)   60 pts. The Christmas Party is fixed for Friday 6th December so please  give your name to Johnny Hardy next Wednesday and tick off your choice of main course as well.
LOTTO: Monday 11th November. No winner of lotto jackpot of €6,200. Numbers drawn 7,18,19,24. Next weeks jackpot €6,400.
                                               
PRACTICE ENCLOSURE:  Club members would like to acknowledge  the voluntary work and dedication of fellow  club members who most generously gave of their time and skills in erecting a practice enclosure on the approach to the first tee box.The project was successfully completed on Tuesday 5th November, so exceedingly well done to all. Long may the spirit of volunteerism continue at our Club.
       The practice enclosure got a great inauguration twenty fours later at  Wednesday’s  seniors’ classic. The winning team of Michael Doheny, Eamonn Mc Evoy and Eddie Fogarty  were possibly the first players, in competition, to practice in  it and their warm up in the enclosure obviously paid dividends afterwards on the course.
Sun 10th Nov.   Winter 14 hole Singles (2)
1.Jason Brennan (3)  33 pts , 2.Tony Cooper(27)  32 pts, Gross Ronan Ryan (7)  26 pts , 3. Matt Pollock (27)  31 pts b7
CLUB FUNDRAISING DRAW 2019:  Liam Mooney, Hon Secretary of the Management Committee has invited each and every member to support this year’s draw to take place in the clubhouse on Monday, 23rd December. Please have all tickets and monies returned to the office by Thursday, 19th December. Tickets are €5  and each and every member is urged to sell a book of 10 tickets.    Extra tickets are available at the office.
MEN’S CLUB AGM: Mr Matt Dooley, Men’s Hon Secretary has given notice of the Men’s Club AGM to take place in the clubhouse on Wednesday, 27th November at 8 pm.
LADIES CLUB AGM: Maureen Norton, Ladies Hon Secretary has given notice of the Ladies Club AGM in the clubhouse on Sunday, 24th November at 6 pm.
JOINT CLUB AGM: Mr Liam Mooney, Hon Secretary has given notice of the Joint Club AGM in the clubhouse on Thursday, 12th December at 8pm.
JOINT CAPTAINS’ CHRISTMAS PARTY: Martin O’ Neill, Men’s Captain and Jo Costigan, Lady Captain hold their Joint Christmas Party on Saturday 30th November at 7.30 pm in the clubhouse.
EGM REMINDER: Next Thursday, 14th November in the clubhouse at 8.30pm. Agenda: To consider proposed Amendments to Constitution as submitted relative to the restructuring of Joint Club Committee of Management.
SENIORS: 38 ladies and gents played in the 14 hole classic on Wednesday 6th November in crisp, calm, dry weather- ideal for golf. Teams duly obliged  with fine scoring the order of the day. Well done to everyone who played and congratulations to the winners.RESULTS: 1 Michael Doheny (18), Eamonn Mc Evoy (23), Eddie Fogarty (28)  66 pts, 2 Seán Scanlon (17), Pat Morrissey (19), Matt Pollock (27), Tom Slevin (27)  63 pts, 3 Tommy O’ Neill (9), Tom Casey (24), Frank Dormer (24)  62 pts. Reminder that the Senior Golfers’ Christmas Party has been fixed for Friday 6th December. 
LOTTO: Monday 4th Nov. No winner of lotto jackpot of €6,000. Numbers drawn 1,7,8,12. Next weeks Jackpot €6,200.
LADIES RESULTS:  18H Singles S/F sponsored by Ladies Committee on 27th October. 1st Nuala Mahon  (18)  40pts.
High & Low Competition held on 3rd November. 1st     L.Mansfield & J. Jackman (b 6)  21pts, 2nd    L.C J. Costigan & P. Brennan     21pts,  3rd     M. O’Keeffe & T. Hackney  (b6)  17pts, 4th     E. Walsh & E.Healy  17pts Congratulations to above winners and well done to all the ladies that participated.
DIARY:   9h  Scramble will take place next Sunday 10th November at 2p.m.  Members €3 Visitors  €8  All welcome.
EGM REMINDER: Members please be reminded of Club EGM at 8.30pm on Thursday 14th November.
LOTTO: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €5,800 on Tuesday 29th October. The numbers drawn were 8, 11, 19 and 28. Next week’s jackpot is €6,000. Weekly prizewinners were Oliver O’ Connor (€100), Mary Hennessy (€70), Martin O’ Neill (€30), Amy Fitzgerald (€30). Sellers Lucky Dip: Eamonn Holohan (M), Jean Ryan.
TEES: Men’s competitions have reverted back to green tees over 14 holes for the winter to take account of the shorter daylight hours. A reminder that holes 4, 5, 16 and 17 are omitted from the Winter Score Card. Also take note that the 10th tee box is beside the 13th.
GREENS: A word of thanks to members for a big improvement in repairing plug marks on the greens.Your continued assistance in this regard will be significant in maintaining the excellence of the greens.

WINTER TEAM LEAGUE: The closing date for entries is Wednesday 13th November. This league has proved very popular in the last few years and no doubt it will provide fun, excitement and entertainment over the winter months.Teams can build up great camaraderie as the league progresses culminating in the finals next February.

Fixtures Sat/ Sun 9th/10th Nov.   Men’s 14 hole Open Singles
Sun 3rd Nov.   Winter 14 hole Singles (1)
1.Paul Walsh (12)  35 pts , 2.Thomas Breen (16)  33 pts, 3. Shan Butler 32pts b7
SENIORS: 30 golfers played in the mixed 16 hole stableford classic on Wednesday 30th October in dry, breezy conditions. Scoring was very good on the day with the course in great shape thanks to greenkeeper, Colin Hughes and his staff working  under the direction of  course manager, Michael Doheny. During the round, golfers teed off on the 10th hole winter tee box, located just left of the 13th hole tee box  for the first time this winter. RESULTS: 1 Murty Coonan (9), Kathleen Ryan (24), Eddie Fogarty (27) 73 pts, 2 Seán Scanlon (15), Pat Morrissey (17), John Hardy (24) 72 pts, 3 Paddy Mc Guinness (13), Seamie Brennan (20), Mai Mc Evoy (34) 69 pts. Thanks to everyone for repairing plug marks on the greens. The seniors next meet on Wednesday 6th November and it is expected that the option of  also playing in the winter competition and winter team league will be there just as in former years.
Fixtures Sat/ Sun 2nd/3rd Nov.   Men’s 14 hole Open Singles
Mon 28th Oct. Bank Holiday Weekend Open Singles
1. Eric Kavanagh (23)  40 pts b9, 2.Tommy O’ Neill (9)  40 pts, Gross Michael Dermody (5)   31 pts, 3. EoinO’ Shea  37 pts
MEN’S CLUB FOURBALL FINAL: The curtain came down on the club matchplay finals in fine style on Saturday last, coincidentally the last day of summer time. Glorious sunshine, cool, calm conditions and a course in magnificent nick was the setting for this much anticipated men’s club matchplay fourball final between father and son Michael and Pádraig Curry and their opponents Colin Dunne and Fergal O’ Neill. A wonderful game of golf ensued, ebbing and flowing, with Colin and Fergal eventually recording a merited  2 and 1 victory. Congratulations to victors and losers alike – a ringing endorsement for the long tradition of our club matchplay fourball  competition and advertisement for  future ones to come. Again, well done to everyone who played in this year’s fourball competition and  a word of sincere thanks to everyone who helped in the background in running off all  four of the  club matchplay competitions really well and in fine time too..
MIXED SCOTCH FOURSOMES FINAL:  Three down, one to go. Congratulations to Jo Costigan and Marty O’ Shea who got a great win against formidable opponents, Eileen Healy and Seamus O’ Connor in the mixed scotch foursomes final on Sunday last. Eileen and Seamus can hold their heads up high after a great run in this popular club matchplay competition  and for such a gallant performance in the final. Very well done to all the ladies and men who entered the mixed foursomes this year.
      The worthy mixed scotch foursomes winners, Jo Costigan and Marty O’ Shea join the hallowed company of men’s scotch foursomes winners, Paddy Kehoe and Ger Comerford and men’s singles matchplay winner, Fergal O’ Neill.
      With just one matchplay final ie the men’s fourball  remaining, its all to play for between Fergal O’ Neill and Colin Dunne and their opponents Michael and Pádraig Curry. It looks very likely to be played this weekend.
SENIORS: 26 men played in the 16 hole classic on Wednesday 23rd October in dry windy conditions. RESULTS:  1 John Mulcahy (11), Paudie Mulhall (23), Tom Slevin (27), 72 pts,  2 John Kelly (14), Christy Mc Grath (25), Tony Cooper (26) 71 pts,  3 Martin Mealy (21), Tom Casey (23), Jim Doran (23), Johnny Hardy (25) 69 pts.
                 43 ladies and gents played in the 18 hole classic in Rathdowney on Monday 21st October in glorious autumn sunshine. RESULTS:  1 Liam Farrell (22), Martin Mealy (22), Jean Ryan (35) 85 pts,  2 Murty Coonan (9), Pat Kelly (29), Mai Mc Evoy (34) 74 pts,  3 John Kelly (14), Maureen Norton (16), Noel Brennan (20) 73 pts.

Monday 21st October. No winner of Lotto jackpot of €5,600. Numbers drawn 3,12,22,26. Next weeks jackpot €5,800.

Castlecomer Golf Club & SOS, Castlecomer are holding a textile recycling collection on Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 to raise

funds for the Club and the local SOS.Bags can be dropped into the Ladies Locker Room in the Golf Club any day between 10a.m. and 5p.m. and the SOS, Kilkenny Rd., Castlecomer between 10a.m. and 4p.m. Monday – Friday.  The bags will be collected from the Golf Club early on the morning of Tuesday 12th November, 2019.  No duvets, duvets covers, bed linen, towels, curtains or pillows accepted.  Recycle bags may be collected from the Golf Club office but any plastic sack is acceptable.
LADIES GOLF: Rescheduled Interclub Golf Challenge results; 1st Castlecomer Golf Club  72pts J. Costigan L.C (18), M. Brophy (23), B. Phelan (11),   2nd    Castlecomer Golf Club   71pts (b9)  E. Foley (11), F. Campion (17), J. Coonan (25), 3rd  Gowran Golf Club  71pts  H. McCormack, J. Murphy, B. Mullins. Congratulations to the above winners and well done to all who participated.
LADIES DIARY: High & Low Competition will take place on Sunday 3rd November.  Please put names and h/c on sheet in locker
room.  Draw will take place on Monday 28th October at 8p.m.
Diary Oct. Bank Holiday Weekend Sat/Sun/Mon   Men’s Open Singles
Sun. 20th Oct.  Men’s Singles S/ford Result.
1. Brian Dermody (16)  41 pts b9, 2. Shay Kennedy (7)  41 pts, Gross Ciaran Kelly (6)   32 pts, 3. Terry Brennan (14)  40 pts
Information Night: Re Proposed changes to the management structures of Castlecomer Golf Club.
An information night will be held in the club at 8p.m. on Thursday 24th October, to inform members on the proposed changes to the management structures of the club. Members are asked to attend.
SENIORS: 34 golfers played in the 16 hole mixed scramble on Wednesday 16th October in sunny conditions. RESULTS: 1 Christy Comerford (12), Pat Morrissey (17), Jim Doran (23)  52 1/2 nett, 2 Murty Coonan (9), Tom Casey (23), Tom Slevin (26)  53 1/3 nett, 3  Ollie Gleeson (12), Michael Doheny (17), Tony Whelan (25)  55 nett. Please take note that the seniors assemble at 10am in Rathdowney golf club next Monday 21st October for tee off at 10.30am.
WINTER TEAM LEAGUE: All lady and men golfers are reminded that entries for the winter team league must be made by Wednesday 13th November  by placing €15 in envelope marked Winter Team League with name and put it in the men’s competition fee slot.
LOTTO 14th Oct. No winner of  Jackpot for €5,400. Numbers drawn were 4, 8, 22, 23.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €5,600.
MEN’S CLUB SINGLES MATCHPLAY FINAL: Fergal O’  Neill and Mark O’ Dowda met in the first of the Men’s  Club Matchplay finals on Saturday in the singles decider. Two worthy finalists served up a mighty clash. Mark went into an early lead but by the turn, Fergal had hit the front and was 2 up commencing the back 9.Mark tried all he could and won some great holes on the return  but Fergal matched him in like measure to maintain his 2 hole lead as they teed off on the par 3 seventeenth hole.They halved the hole to give Fergal a 2 and 1 victory. We salute and warmly congratulate  Fergal as he is crowned Club Singles Matchplay Champion for 2019. To Mark, we pay like tribute to him for making this a great final and achieving  the honour of playing in it after a great run of form. Well done to everyone who played in the men’s club singles this year.
MEN’S SCOTCH FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY FINAL: The Men’s Scotch Foursomes final was played on Sunday morning. Paddy Kehoe and Ger Comerford had a great win over the very experienced Eamonn Breen and Shan Butler team. The Club warmly congratulates Paddy and Ger on this historic final success and extends every compliment to Eamonn and Shan also for achieving the not inconsiderable distinction and honour of reaching the final.Well done also to every team that participated in this very popular men’s club matchplay competition.Outstanding Club Matchplay Finals:
Mixed Scotch Foursomes Final, Eileen Healy and Seamus O’ Connor v Jo Costigan and Marty O’  Shea;
Men’s    Fourball     Final, Colin Dunne and Fergal O’ Neill v Padraig Curry and Michael Curry;
MIXED SCRAMBLE:  The results of the Scramble on Sunday 13th October are as follows: 1 Catherine Hughes, Joe Mc Loughlin, Ria Molyneaux 24 nett, 2 Mary Ruth, Breda Comerford, Maria Dowd, Juilian Byrne 27 nett
Fixtures Sat 19th/ Sun 20th Oct Men’s 18 hole Open Singles 
Sun 13th Oct.  3 Person Champagne Scramble
1. Colin Dunne (7), Robert Brennan (8), Johnny Dowling (14)  93 pts
2. Michael  Manogue (13), Andy Cleere (13), Brian Dermody (16)  91 pts
SENIORS: The seniors assembled on Wednesday 9th October deeply saddened by the death of one of their most respected and admired fellow members, Jim Tunstead RIP. Jim embodied all the traits of a true gentleman and great sportsman over many years in Castlecomer golf club even up to recent weeks out playing on the golf  course as he battled illness so very very bravely. Jim was  great company on and off the course while his good humour and infectious laugh will echo for many a long day in our Club. As a tribute to Jim, all senior members present observed  a minutes silence. Our deepest condolences to Jim’s family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
      27 golfers turned out  in the 16 hole stableford classic. Scoring was excellent in the dry but  cool, breezy  north westerly  conditions. Congratulations to the winners and well done to everyone who played.RESULTS: 1 Murty Coonan (9), Christy Mc Grath (25), Eddie Fogarty (27) 76 pts, 2 John Mulcahy (11), Pat Morrissey (17), Johnny Hardy (25), 74 pts, 3 Donie Walsh (16), Michael Doheny (17), Matt Pollock (26) 71 pts. The outing to Rathdowney has been fixed for Monday 21st October so if you haven’t done so already, give your name in at next Wednesday’s classic or text Johnny Hardy at 087-6289480.
LOTTO 7th Oct. No winner of  Jackpot for €5,200. Numbers drawn were 16, 20, 21, 23.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €5,400.
CLUB MATCHPLAY FIXTURES: There’s huge excitement in the Club in relation to the following October  Club  Matchplay Finals. All participants in the respective finals are wished the best of luck and no doubt despite having had  a great run of form and success to date, will be hoping to succeed one more time in order to be crowned champions for 2019 and join an illustrious list of previous winners. The following are the fixtures:
Mixed Scotch Foursomes Final, Eileen Healy and Seamus O’ Connor v Jo Costigan and Marty O’  Shea;
Men’s    Fourball     Final, Colin Dunne and Fergal O’ Neill v Padraig Curry and Michael Curry;
Men’s Scotch F’somes Final, Paddy Kehoe and Ger Comerford v Eamonn Breen and Shan Butler;
Men’s Singles Final, Mark O’ Dowda v Fergal O’ Neill.

TEXTILE RECYCLING COLLECTION: Castlecomer Golf Club & SOS, Castlecomer are holding a textile recycling collection on Tuesday 12th November, 2019 to raise funds for the club and the local SOS.  Bags can be dropped into the Ladies Locker Room in the Golf Club any day

between 10a.m. and 5p.m. and the SOS, Kilkenny Rd., Castlecomer between 10a.m. and 4p.m.  Monday – Friday. The bags
 will be collected from the Golf Club early on the morning of Tuesday 12th November.(no duvets, duvet covers, bed linen,towels,
curtains or pillows accepted. Recycle bags can be collected from the Golf Club office but any plastic sack is acceptable.
DIARY: A 9 Hole Fun Scramble will take place on Sunday 13th October, in Castlecomer Golf Club.  The draw will be at 4.00p.m.
 All are very welcome.  Members €3.00, Visitors €5.00.
Fixtures Sat/ Sun 12th/13th October   3 Person Champagne Scramble (Any Combination)
Sun. 6th Ocotber  Men’s Singles Result
1. Terry Brennan (14)  42 pts, 2. Ronan Walsh (7)  41 pts, Gross Jason Brennan (3)  37 pts
Class 1 Michael Dermody (5)  36 pts, Class 2 Brian dermody (16)  40 pts,  Class 3 Paddy Mahon (20) 39 pts b9
SENIORS: 46 ladies and gents played in the 16 hole classic on Wednesday 2nd October in very good conditions. Well done to everyone who turned out and congratulations to the winners.. RESULTS: 1 Seán Scanlon (15), Ger Comerford (23), Johnny Hardy (25) 73 pts, 2 Seamie Brennan (21), Frank Dormer (24), Matt Pollock (26) 71 pts, 3 Jim Hoyne (25), Christy Mc Grath (25), Una Whelan (36) 69 pts. Captain, Seán Scanlon has requested seniors’ members  to pencil in Friday 6th December into their diaries for the Seniors’ Christmas party. It also serves as a reminder for  party pieces  to be brushed up on in good time!
HOME CARE CLASSIC: As a result of a tremendous response by golfers and very kind sponsors, this year’s running of the fundraising classic raised €11,270.00 which was presented to Dr Ian Wilson on behalf of Carlow Kilkenny Home Care by Paddy Morrissey and his hard working committee in Castlecomer golf Club at the lotto draw on Monday 23rd September. Paddy and his committee wish to say a very big thank you to everyone who gave great support to this very worthy cause.
GOLFER OF THE YEAR: Congratulations to Jason Brennan, this year’s winner of the prestigious men’s golfer of the year and also very well done to the runners up. Results: 1 Jason Brennan, 2 Michael Dermody, 3 Noel Rothwell, 4 Michael Buggy, 5 Jonathan Dowling.
LOTTO 30th Sept. No winner of  Jackpot for €5,000. Numbers drawn were 2, 13, 14, 23.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €5,200.
VICE CAPTAIN’S GOLF OUTING:   40 ladies travelled to Waterford Castle Golf Club on Saturday 28th September for vice-captain Eileen Healy’s outing.  The course was in excellent condition. Betty Byrne  was the worthy winner with a fabulous score of 37 points. The team event was won by Mgt Furlong, Mgt O’Keeffe and U. Whelan with a score of 78 points.  The longest drive was won by J. Brennan and  nearest the pin was won by C. Conway. The 9 hole scramble was won by J. Ryan, D. Brennan and C. Campion with a score  of 41 1/3.  Well done to all the winners. Castlecomer Golf Club wishes Eileen the very best for her year ahead and welcomes her vice- captain Patricia Brennan to her position. 
Fixtures Sat 5th/ Sun 6th October   Men’s Open Singles
Sun 29th Sept. Two Person Team Event 
1.  Ronan Ryan (7), John Buggy (9)      48 pts  2.  Fergus O Brien (13), Reena O Brien (33)  47 pts b6
3. Michael Manogue (13), Brian Dermody (16)    47 pts
Thursday 26th Sept Men’s Singles 1 Dick Farrell (18)     36 pts
GREENS: Following the recent  poleforking on the greens, members are reminded of the importance of repairing plug marks which occur every time  high approach shots land on the putting surface. Attention in this regard will greatly contribute to ensuring great greens over the autumn and winter months.  Course manager Mochael Doheny, greenkeeper Colin Hughes and staff and golfer volunteers deserve the highest praise for a poleforking job really well done this autumn. 
SENIORS: 31 golfers played in the men’s 16 hole stableford classic on Wednesday 25th September. RESULTS: 1 John Kelly (14), Marty Connolly (21), Jimmy O’ Reilly (22) 82 pts, 2 Murty Coonan (10), Tom Slevin (27), Eddie Fogarty (27) 81 pts, 3 Christy Comerford (12), Tommy Mc Guinness (17), Eamonn Mc Evoy (22) 77 pts. The seniors meet next in Castlecomer on Wednesday 2nd October. Please take note that the outing to Rathdowney has been rescheduled for Monday 21st October. 
SOUTH LEINSTER: Hard luck to a gallant South Leinster team who were beaten by Carlow on their home patch in the semi final recently. Well done to team manager Tony Carr and everyone on the panel for a good run this year.
LOTTO 23rd Sept. No winner of  Jackpot for €4,800. Numbers drawn were 15, 18, 24, 28.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €5,000.
LADIES’ RESULTS: Ladies 18 Hole singles Stableford,Sponsor Supervalu Ballyragget, 1st Ann Doyle (31) 38pts, 2nd Theresa Manning (18) 34 pts b9. Congrats. to both winners and well done to all who took part.
Fixtures Thurs 26th Sept Men’s Open Singles  Sat 28th / Sun 29th Sept Two Person Team Event (any combination)
Sun 22nd Sept.   Men’s Open Singles
1.Karl O’ Donnell (6) 67 nett, 2. Eamonn Doyle (16) 69 , Gross Michael Buggy (0) 71  3rd Noel Rothwell (11)  72 b9
SENIORS: 34 golfers played in the 16 hole classic on Wednesday 18th September in glorious weather. Results: 1 John Kelly (15), Martin Mealy (22), Jim Hynes (25), Jean Ryan (36) 82 pts, 2 Liam Farrell (22), Michael Mc Grath (26), Eddie Fogarty (27), Marnie Brennan (31) 80 pts, 3 Eamonn Mc Evoy (22), Jimmy O’ Reilly (22), T. J. Mc Donald (25), Jean Jackman (32) 79 pts. The next classic in Castlecomer is on Wednesday 25th September followed some days later by an outing to Rathdowney on Monday 30th September.
LOTTO 16th Sept. No winner of  Jackpot for €4,600. Numbers drawn were 3, 13, 19, 27.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €4,800
Ladies Inter Club: Commiserations to our Borris Cup team who fought bravely but were beaten in Borris Golf Club last Friday.. Team:  P. Brennan, N. Curry, A. Doyle, M.Deevy, J. Ryan and J.Jackman  Manager: E.Healy
Weekly Competition: This week’s competition was kindly sponsored by Dick Dooley Butcher Results: 1st   N. Curry  41pts, 2nd  B. Owens   36pts, 3rd   T. Manning  35pts. Congratulations to the above ladies and well done to all who participated.
Fixtures Thurs 19th Sept Men’s Open Singles  Sat 21st / Sun 22nd Sept Men’s open Singles
Sun.15th Sept.   Men’s Open Sungles
1. Liam Downey(15)   42 pts, 2. Jonathon Dowling (15) 40 pts, Gross Sean O’ Shea (5)  33 pts
Class 1 Damien Knox (6)  37 pts, Class 2 John Dowling (15)  39 pts b9  Class 3Gerry Dunne (21)  38pts

Thurs. 12th Sept Men’s Open Singles

1  Eoin O’ Shea (14)      40 pts     2.  Christy Comerford (13)      39 pts 

SENIORS: There was a good turnout of 30 men in the 16 hole classic on Wednesday 11th September. The weather was good into the bargain, so an enjoyable round was had by all teams. RESULTS: 1 Ollie Gleeson (14), Jimmy Byrne (15), Michael Doheny (17) 77 pts, 2 Christy Comerford (13), Pat Morrissey (17), Phil Shore (23) 77 pts, 3 Shan Butler (16), Michael Dooley (20), Marty Connolly (21) 72 pts. Please note that dinners are now available on request for seniors’ Wednesday competitions. The next classic is fixed for Wednesday 18th September.

LOTTO 9th Sept. No winner of  Jackpot for €4,400. Numbers drawn were 3, 5, 6, 17.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €4,600.

LADIES INTER CLUB: Congratulations to our ladies who won the  Borris Perpetual Awards competition in Borris G.C.  last Friday. It was a wonderful achievement to  win this competition and bring home the cup, great credit goes to the team and managers. Team: E. Healy, H. Murphy, Mgt. O’Keeffe, B. Brophy, J. Coonan and N. Kinsella Managers: Mgt. Furlong and M. Downey. 

Ladies’ President’s (Jimmy Byrne’s ) Prize Results: 1st  H. Dunne  (23)   40pts, 2nd L. Mansfield (14)  38pts, Gross B.Phelan (12)   25pts, 3rd C. Meagher b9 (36)  37pts, 4th J. Costigan (19) b9   37pts, 5th I. Madigan (17) 37pts, Past Captains Mgt. Furlong (16) 36pts.
Congratulations to all the above winners and all who took part.
PRESIDENT’S (JIMMY BYRNE’S) PRIZE: There was a great turn out of  golfers for  Jimmy Byrne’s President’s Prize on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September. With perfect weather and the course in top class shape, there was always going to be a tremendous battle for this most sought after prize.Well done to overall winner Pat Comerford who edged out Paddy Kehoe by 1 shot with Paul Rice just behind Paddy. The gross winner was  Jason Brennan. RESULTS: 1 Pat Comerford (14) 42 pts, 2 Paddy Kehoe (16) 41 pts, Gross: Jason Brennan (3) 36 pts, 3  Paul Rice (10) 40 pts back 9, Class 1 Michael O’ Neill (7) 39 pts, Class 2 Eamonn Doyle (17) 40 pts, Class 3 Paudie Mulhall (24) 39 pts, Over 60 Matt Pollock (27) 37 pts, Student Luke Peterson (23) 39 pts.  
PRESIDENT’S PRIZE: Best of luck to all the ladies and gents competing in Jimmy Byrne’s  President’s  Prize this weekend.This “major” competition has a great tradition in Castlecomer. We hope that everyone enjoys their game and hopefully if they possibly can make a big effort to  support the  bar and catering staff after the game.Presentation of prizes at 9 pm. Best wishes and many thanks to Club President, Jimmy Byrne this weekend.
CLUB MATCHPLAY PROGRESS REPORT: 1 Mixed Scotch Foursomes, semi finals (a) Gerry Mealy/Betty Byrne v Eileen Healy/Seamus O’                                                                                                  Connor; (b) Ger Comerford/Margaret Furlong v Joan Costigan/Marty O’ Shea;
                                                                                          2 Scotch Foursomes, semi finals (a) Seamie Brennan/Terry Brennan v Eamonn Breen/ Shan                                                                                                        Butler, (b) David Dowling/Eoin O’ Shea v winners of  (Michael Buggy/Nicky Walsh who play Paddy                                                                                                  Kehoe/Ger Comerford);
                                                                                          3 Fourball, final Padraig Curry/ Michael Curry v winners of (Colin  Dunne/Fergal O’ Neill who play                                                                                                  Victor Smyth/Paul Rice);
                                                                                          4 Singles, semi finals (a) Dick Farrell v Mark O’ Dowda, (b) John Phelan v Fergal O’ Neill.
MEN’S GOLFER OF THE YEAR: 83 golfers on the  order of merit are presently headed by, in order, Michael Dermody, Jason Brennan, Del Todd, Noel Rothwell, Michael Buggy and Eoin O’ Shea.    
2 DAY COURSE CLOSURE: Due to the annual autumnal work of pole-forking on the greens (weather permitting), the course will remain closed on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th September. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Thursday 5th Sept.  Men’s Open Singles
1. Michael O’ Neill (7)  35 pts. b9

SENIORS: Seán Scanlon’s Seniors’ Captain’s Prize took place on Wednesday 4th September. The best turn out of the year by a stretch – with 59 ladies and gents playing – had a most enjoyable day’s golf while competing for the seniors’ most important competition of the year. By and large the day was fine but mother nature also managed to send a few fleeting blustery showers into the mix. The course itself was in truly magnificent condition. The scene was set for some really good scoring and   the golfers duly delivered. Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who honoured the occasion with their presence. Results: Gents,1 Michael Doheny (18) 40 pts, 2 Pat Morrissey (18) 40 pts, 3 Ollie Gleeson (14) 36 pts, 4 Michael Furlong (20) 34 pts, 5 John Hardy (25) 34 pts, 6 Marty Connolly (21) 34 pts, 7 John Kelly (15) 33 pts, Ladies 1 Una Whelan (36) 27 pts, 2 Betty Owens (18) 25 pts..  The presentation ceremony, which was excellently attended, was preceded by finger food full credit to  bar manager Louise Stapleton and her staff. Our gratitude is extended to seniors’ captain Seán Scanlon, officers and committee for such enthusiasm in their roles. The seniors will return to the team classic format next Wednesday 11th September.

LOTTO 2nd Sept. No winner of  Jackpot for €4,200. Numbers drawn were 8, 14, 21, 22.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €4,400

JUNIORS: It was a case of what might have been for our Irish Junior Boys’ Interclub team. They narrowly missed out by just one point in the Leinster final in Castlewarden last week. The team that scorched to the final with a win in their qualifying section in Callan in late July did have a consolation of a silver medal but can’t help be frustrated on missing out so narrowly on a berth in the All Ireland final which will be held in Castle Dargan in Sligo later this year. They were second of thirteen teams. Tullamore golf club now represent Leinster in the final. The team consisted of David Allen,Liam Doyle, Louis Todd, Conor Brophy and Cathal O Reilly. Team Manager, Del Todd.Congratulations to the team and manager on doing so well.

Ladies Inter Club Competition: On Saturday 31st August our Castlecomer Ladies took part in the Mid  Leinster Final of the ILGU Senior Foursomes against Courtown Golf Club at Bunclody Golf Club. It was a tremendously close match that finally came down to the final putt on the 19th green.Breda Phelan and Maria Downey got Castlecomer Golf Club off to a great start winning the first match 2up. Courtown then took the second match beating our Joan Brennan and Honoria Fogarty to even up the match. That left the pressure on our final pair of Emer  Foley and Loretta Mansfield who battled to the very end only to lose on the 19th green. Everyone in Castlecomer Golf Club is extremely  proud of our Senior Foursomes team and managers for getting to the final. Team:  Breda Phelan, Maria Downey, Honoria Fogarty, Joan Brennan, Emer  Foley and Loretta Mansfield.  Subs: Maureen Norton, Ita Madigan and Margaret Furlong.  Managers:  Betty Byrne and Joan Brennan.

Weekly Competition: This weeks 18H Stableford was kindly sponsored by Calor Gas.Results:1 Margaret Furlong (16) 36pts  (b9), 2 Margaret O’Keeffe (20)  36pts, 3  Honoria Fogarty (11)  33pts  (b9). Congratulations and well done to the above ladies.
Fixtures Thurs 5th Sept Men’s Open Singles  Sat 7th / Sun 8th Sept President’s Prize
Sun.1st September Men’s Singles
1. Michael Dermody (6)   39pts, 2. Liam Doyle (15) 38 pts, Gross Ronan Walsh (7)  29 pts b9
Class 1 Anthony Holohan (8)  37 pts, Class 2 Noel Rothwell (12)  37 pts b9  Class 3 Pat Haughton (25)  34 pts
Thursday 29th August  Men’s Open Singles
1. Colm Meagher (10)  40 pts2. Michael Dermody (6)  36 pts. b9

DUGGAN CUP: Holders of the Duggan Cup in 2017 and 2018, Castlecomer were beaten by Baltinglass in Edenderry on Sunday in the semi final. The teams were level with  two wins each with  the final match being decided at the 19th. hole. Unfortunately for Castlecomer, it  was Baltinglass who had that little bit of luck that swung it their way to produce a 3 – 2 result for them. Castlecomer fought gallantly but it was not to be. Despite the disappointment of being knocked out of the competition, team  manager Martin Brennan can reflect on a really good run in the Duggan Cup this year. Both Martin and his team can be mightily proud of going so far and flying the flag for Castlecomer in men’s inter club team golf.    

SENIORS: Thirty golfers teed off in the 16 hole classic in pleasant conditions on Wednesday 28th August .Results: 1 John Kelly (15), Tom Staunton (16), John Shore (29) 77 pts, 2 Jimmy Byrne (15), Tony Carr (21), Des Murphy (25), Gerry O’ Neill (26) 74 pts, 3 Tommy O’ Neill (7), Liam Farrell (22), Paudie Mulhall (24) 73 pts. Please note that Sean Scanlon’s Captain’s Prize takes place next Wednesday 4th September with assembly at 9.30 for tee off at 10am. Seán is wished all the best by everyone on his big day.

LOTTO 26th Aug. No winner of  Jackpot for €4,000. Numbers drawn were 2, 6, 9, 12.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €4,200

LADIES INTER-CLUB: Best of luck to our Senior Foursomes team who are  playing in the final in Bunclody Golf Club against Courtown Golf Club on 31st August. The finish line is in sight  and to have reached the final for a small club is a wonderful achievement. Please come along and support our gallant team on the day. Team: Maria Downey, Breda Phelan, Honoria Fogarty, Joan Brennan, Emer Foley and Ita Madigan.  Managers: Betty Byrne and Joan Brennan.

Weekly Competition: Results of  18H Singles (Stroke) which   was kindly sponsored by Reidy/Foley Solicitors, 1st  Loretta Mansfield    (16)   68,  2nd Marie Downey     (10)   74,  3rd Jo Costigan L.C  (19)  75.  Congratulations to  the above ladies.
Fixtures Thurs 29th Aug Men’s Open Singles           Sat 31st Aug./ Sun 1st Sept. Men’s Open Singles
Sun. 25th August
1. Eamon Connery (22)   44 pts, 2. Eoin O’ Shea (15) 40 ppts, Gross Ml. Buggy (-1)  36 pts
Class 1 Ciaran Kelly (6)  39 pts, Class 2 Ger Mullan (17)  36 pts b9  Class 3 Patrick Roche (27)  37 pts b6
Thursday 22nd August  Men’s Open Singles
1. Michael Dermody (6)  34 pts. 2. David Allen (12)  33 pts
COURSE RECORD: A significant piece of golfing history was created by Michael Buggy recently on the hallowed turf of Castlecomer golf club when he smashed the course record by a wonderful  3 shots while on his way to winning the  18 hole open singles on Thursday 18th July.
      His original 67 gross course record has stood the test of time for twelve years no less, but boy did his summer 2019 record round of 64 gross remind us all, if ever we needed reminding, of Michael’s  prodigious natural talent and his love of and  dedication to the game of golf . Michael’s eagle, seven birdies, nine  pars, one bogie scorecard read as follows: front nine, 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 3 (out in 34 shots) and  back nine, 4 3 4 2 5 2 3 3 4 ( in 30 shots) totalling 64 gross. Michael currently plays off a -1 handicap. 
       We take this opportunity to warmly congratulate Michael, also all the Buggy family and all of Michael’s coaches and mentors over the years as we acknowledge his  truly magnificent historic course record.  
      No doubt, Michael’s  golfing talent and very high standard of play over many years will continue to  inspire all of Castlecomer’s golfers but particularly our young junior golfers who, week by week,  continue to make excellent progress learning the rudiments of the game at our Club.  
GOLFER OF THE YEAR: There are 76 men on the golfer-of-the-year leaderboard as we approach the end of August but top of the lot and leading  are 1 Jason Brennan, 2 Del Todd and 3 Michael Buggy.
CLUB SINGLES MATCHPLAY: The quarter finals are in progress as follows: Michael O’ Neill v Dick Farrell, Ronan Ryan v Mark O’ Dowda, John Phelan v Seamus O’ Connor and Ronan Walsh v Fergal O’ Neill.
CLUB FOURBALL MATCHPLAY: The semi finals  are currently taking place as follows: Colin Dunne / Fergal O’ Neill v Victor Smyth  / Paul Rice with Pádraig Curry  / Michael Curry v Anthony Gilroy  / Michael O’ Neill.
CLUB SCOTCH FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY: The quarter finals are ongoing presently as follows: Michael Buggy / Nicky Walsh v Paddy Kehoe / Ger Comerford, David Dowling / Eoin O’ Shea v Fergal O’ Neill / Micheál Coogan, John Phelan / Michael O’ Connor v Seamus Brennan / Terry Brennan and Robert Brennan / Jonathan Dowling  v Eamonn Breen / Shan Butler.
CLUB MIXED SCOTCH FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY: The semi finals are now taking place as follows: Gerry Mealy / Betty Byrne v  Seamus O’ Connor / Eileen Healy and Ger Comerford / Margaret Furlong  v Marty O’ Shea  / Jo Costigan.  
SENIORS: 42 ladies and gents played in the 16 hole stableford singles Michael Doyle Memorial Trophy today Wednesday 21st August. The dry conditions combined  with fabulous greens, fairways and rough helped ensure some great scoring and as importantly lots of enjoyment for the big turnout. Murty Coonan, playing off 10 handicap finished strongly with 4, 2, 5, 3, 5 gross scores over the last five holes. Murty was thrilled to  accept the trophy from former lady captain, Mary Jo Doyle, wife of the late Michael. Mary Jo and her family have been great supporters of this competition. Michael Doyle, captain in 1988, is remembered very fondly in Castlecomer golf club.
       A word of praise also to 2nd placed Gerry Meally with 34 pts today. This follows his great round of 65 nett on day 2 of the  captain’s prize held last Saturday and  2nd place overall following his round 1 opening score  of 75 nett.
      Eileen Fogarty was 1st of the ladies today with 21 pts so well done to her and all the prizewinners.. Results: 1 Murty Coonan (10) 35 pts, 2 Gerry Mealy (14) 34 pts, 3 Tom Staunton (16) 33 pts, 4 Tommy O’ Neilll ((8) 33pts, 5 John Hardy (26) 33 pts, 6 Marty Connolly (21) 32 pts, 7 Frank Dormer (22) 32 pts. Ladies: 1 Eileen Fogarty (22) 21 pts.
LOTTO 19th Aug. No winner of  Jackpot for €3,800. Numbers drawn were 7, 16, 23, 27.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €4,000
CAPTAIN’S PRIZE: We salute Stephen Daly’s tremendous win in this year’s captains prize. In the process, he carved out a wonderful piece of Castlecomer golfing  history  and now deservedly joins the illustrious list of previous winners who go all the  way back to the inaugural year of 1935. Well done to all the 150 golfers who played in this year’s competition. Congratulations to all the winners. A special word of thanks to this year’s captain, Martin O’ Neill and to the the fine cohort of officers, committee, staff and volunteers for the smooth running and success of the 2019 edition of the captain’s prize.   
Fixtures Thurs 22nd August Men’s Open Singles   Sat/Sun 24th/25th August Men’s Open Singles
Saturday 17th august Captain’s Prize 2019.
Captain Martin O’ Neill hosted the final round of his Captain’s Prize on Saturday.  After all the heavy rain the course stood up well to all mother nature threw at it.  With the course playing its full length and the greens in pristine condition only eight players broke net par of 72.  Gerry Mealy who played early, shot 65 to set a target of 140 which for most of the day looked like the winning score. However Stephen Daly had a magnificent back nine of level par on his way to a great score of 68 for a total of 139, enough to pip Gerry by one shot.  Padraig Curry won the gross prize with a two round total of 152 with Martin Brennan 3rd with a 141 total.
Jack Buggy took the student section first prize on 145.
1. Stephen Daly (6) 139. 2. Gerry Mealy (16) 140, Gross Padraig Curry (4) 152, 3. Martin Brennan (10) 141, 4. Keith Hammond (15) 144 2nd 18, 2nd Gross Jason Brennan (3) 156, 5. Nicky Walsh (14) 144, 6. Tom Staunton (15) 145 2nd 18.
Day 1. 1. Eamonn Walsh (20)   67 b6, 2. Gavin Carroll (11)  67, Day 2 1. Kieran Brennan (13) 70 b9 2. Dell Todd (7)  70
Over 60 Terry Brennan (13)   145, Past Captain Michael Curry (5)  149
Student 1. Jack Buggy (14)   145, 2. Luke Peterson (23)   146
SENIORS: 29 men played in the 16 hole classic on Wednesday 14th August in mainly dry conditions. Scoring was very solid. Results: 1 Tom Staunton (16), Ollie Maher (18), Liam Farrell (22) 74 pts, 2 Paddy Mc Guinness (13), Seán Scanlon (14), Pat Morrissey (18) 72 pts, 3 John Mulcahy (10), Shan Butler (16), Noel Walsh (25) 70 pts. The Michael Doyle Memorial Trophy takes place next Wednesday 21st August with proceeds for charity. Finger food will be served after the golf.    

LOTTO 12th Aug. No winner of  Jackpot for €3,600. Numbers drawn were 9, 20, 24, 28.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €3,800

Sun 11th August.  Captain’s Prize Round 1.

The first round of Mr. Martin O’ Neill’s Captain’s Prize took place over Saturday and Sunday. Despite the heavy rain on both Friday and Saturday the golf course held up magnificently and a field of 150 golfers started out with hopes of returning a score which would keep them well in the hunt for the final round which takes place on Saturday next 17th August.  Eamonn Walsh and Gavin Carroll lead the way after both returned great scores of 67.   Micheal Coogan lies in third place on 68. John Phelan , Michael O’ Connor and Pat Comerford were the only other  players to break 70 with rounds of 69.  Louis Todd leads the student section after a great round of 67. All players who shot 74 or better will play the second round from 12.50 pm onwards with the final three teeing off at 2.50p.m.  All other players may book their tee times online between 7 am and 12 40. pm from Monday 12th.

LADIES INTER-CLUB: Congratulations to our Senior Foursomes team who beat  Royal Curragh in the Semi Final of the Senior Foursomes recently.  Castlecomer Golf Club is a small club and to reach the final in the Senior Foursomes is a tremendous achievement.  The final will be played in Bunclody Golf Club against Courtown Golf Club on August 31st. Castlecomer Ladies have done magnificently to get this far and the finish line is in sight. Please come along and support our ladies on the day. Team: Maria Downey, Breda Phelan, Honoria Fogarty, Joan Brennan, Emer Foley and Ita Madigan. Managers: Betty Byrne and Joan Brennan.

Best of luck to Maria Downey and Freida Campion who are representing Castlecomer Golf Club in The Granard Cup Leinster Final, which takes place in Craddockstown Golf Club on 19th August.
Best of luck to Helen Murphy and Ellen Phelan who are representing Castlecomer Golf Club  in the All Ireland Final of the Australian Spoons competition in Portarlington Golf Club on August 26th.The above lady members have represented Castlecomer Golf Club with distinction and commitment   All members of the Club wish you the very best of luck in your forthcoming matches. .  
JUNIORS’ NEWS:  Our Junior Open week event had a big turnout, with visitors from many of our neighbouring clubs . None more so than Athy golf club who brought eight of their juniors to compete. They scooped both 1st & 2nd prize while 3rd prize was won by a 6 handicapper from Callan who shot an amazing 2 over gross. Our Junior Captain David Allen led the home contingent , while locals Sam Coogan & Billy Rowe topped the other Junior Categories.  Junior Open Singles, Results 1/8/19: 1st James Fennin (15) Athy 41pts back 6, 2nd Mikey Hurley (20) Athy 41pts, 3rd Liam Hennessy (6) Callan 40pts, 4th David Allen (14)  39 pts.Yellow Tees, 1st Sam Coogan 41 pts, 2nd Tommy Mulhall 26pts. 7 Holes,Billy Rowe  15 pts.
IRISH BOYS’ INTER-CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP: The Castlecomer junior team had a tremendous result recently in Callan golf club when they topped their section ahead of 14 other neighbouring clubs. The team included  Louis Todd, Conor Brophy , David Allen , Liam Doyle and Cathal O’ Reilly. All played really well, and now go through to the Leinster Finals in Castlewarden on the 19th August. Best of luck boys from everyone in the Club.
SENIORS: 34 golfers played in the 16 hole mixed scramble on Wednesday 7th August. RESULTS: 1 Shan Butler (16), Seán Scanlon (17), Tom Casey (24) 51 1/2, 2 Murty Coonan (11), Michael Dooley (20), Noreen Kinsella (25), 52 2/3, 3 Jimmy Byrne (16), Michael Furlong (19), Des Murphy (25), Gerry O’ Neill (26) 53 3/8. Upcoming fixtures include a  16 hole classic on Wednesday 14th August followed a week later by the Michael Doyle Memorial Classic on Wednesday 21st August, the proceeds of which will go to charity. Finger food following the golf.
Thurs. 8th August Men’s Open Singles
1. David Allen (14)  43 pts, Adam Dempsey (9) 38 pts Gross Mark Power (-4)  39 pts
LOTTO 6th Aug. No winner of  Jackpot for €3,400. Numbers drawn were 4, 7, 12, 15.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €3,600
Mon 6th August Mens Singles
1. Marty O’ Shea (11)   44 pts, 2. Gavin Carroll (13)   42 pts
Congrats To Marty who had a hole in one on the ninth hole on his way to victory.
Thanks to everyone who helped make Open Week so enjoyable.
CAPTAIN’S PRIZE: Mr Martin O’ Neill’s Captain’s Prize, a  36 hole stroke competition, commences this Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August with round 2 on Saturday 17th August with top 36 plus ties being allocated tee times for round 2.The rest may book tee times for round 2 from Monday 12th August. The Captain’s Prize is the biggest of the majors on the men’s golfing calendar. Every good wish is extended to  Martin for his captain’s prize this year.
MENS INTER CLUB: The Duggan Cup team and their manager, Mr Martin Brennan had a fine victory over Blainroe in the quarter final recently.The team meet Newbridge in Edenderry on Sunday 25th August at 11am so best of luck in the semi final.
FIXTURES: Wednesday 7th August (today) Seniors 16 Hole Classic, Thursday 8th August Mens 18 Hole Open Stableford, Saturday 10th / Sunday 11th August Captain’s ( Mr Martin O’ Neill ) Prize Day 1, 18 Hole Stroke, Tuesday 13th 9 Hole Mixed Scramble. 
OPEN WEEK: This year’s Open Week was a great success while the presence and  support of local members and visitors alike ensured full time sheets.Full credit to all the volunteers who gave tremendous support to Open Week head, Delia O’ Donoghue and her coordinating committee.The Club extends its gratitude to all the sponsors of Open Week. Well done to the caterers Ann Neary and Bia Blasta. Thanks to bar manager, Louise Stapleton and her staff.Continued success to course manager Michael Doheny and greenkeeper Colin Hughes for the top quality fairways and greens. Finally it must be acknowledged that we are endebted to  the man above who sent us great weather  and, no doubt, the fine spell of weather was a significant factor in the success of Open Week 2019 in Castlecomer. To everyone who played this week, you are all winners.
Sun 4th Aug. Open Week 3 Person Champagne Scramble
1 Christy Comerford, Anthony Dillon, Catherine Davis,     88 pts b9
2. Martin Fitzpatrick, Noelene Delahunty, Brigid Maher   88 pts
3. Ronan Ryan, Warren Byrne, Mark O’ Dowda                   86 pts
4. Michael O’ Neill, Theresa Manning, Peter Mulhall          85 pts
Sat. 3rd Aug Open Week 4 Person Classic
1. Martin Brennan, Joan Brennan, Loretta Mansfield, Gerry Mealy      96 pts,
2. Paul Walsh, M.J.Farrell, Donie Walsh, Gerry O’ Keeffe                       93 pts b6
3. Liam Mooney, Seamie Brennan, Mgt O’ Keeffe, Delia O’ Donoghue  93 pts b9
4. Martin Devlin, James Dowling, Eugene Ryan, Jason Ryan                  93 pts
Ladies Bessie Brophy, Ann Doyle, Eileen Healy, Eileen Gunner              92 pts
Thurs. 1st Aug.  Open Week 2 Person Scramble 
1. Dick Farrell, Ann Nolan 52 b9,   2. Colm Meagher, Catriona Meagher 52
3. Fergus O’ Brien, Reena O’ Brien  55  4. Ollie O’ Connor, Shay Burke   56 b9
Wed. 31st July Open Week Senior Singles  
Over 50     1.  Helen Dunne (24)   40 pts 2. Eamon Holohan (16)  37 pts b9
Over 60     1. Paddy McGuiness (13) 40 pts, 2. Noel Brennan (21)  39 pts b9
Over 70      1. Jimmy Byrne (13) 41 pts, 2. Eamon Fitzgerald (18)  40 pts
Over 80      1. Johnny Hardy (26) 36 pts. 2. Seamus Cuddihy (18)  33 pts
Tue   30th July    Open Week 2 Person Team Event
1 Nicky Walsh (16), Cathal O’ Dowd (24)  50 pts, 2. Pat Fitzpatrick (15), Eamonn Holohan (19) 47 pts
3. Joe Dowd (12), Gavin Carroll 46 pts b9,   Ladies Theresa Manning (18), Helen Murphy (19)  40 pts b9
Mon 29th July  Open Week  Ladies 2 Person Team Event
1. Joan Brennan, Bessie Brophy 46 pts b2.  2. Maureen Norton, Helen Dunne 46 pts, 3. Marjie Gannon, Marnie Brennan 43 pts b9
LOTTO 29th July. No winner of  Jackpot for €3,200. Numbers drawn were 4, 8, 13, 21.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €3,400.
MEN’S INTER CLUB: Congratulations to our South Leinster team and their manager, Tony Carr who have advanced to the semi final in Carlow in September. Commiserations to the Pierce Purcell team and their manager, Victor Smith who were beaten recently but who overall had a tremendous year.

LADIES INTER CLUB: Commiserations to our Junior Foursomes team who fought bravely but were beaten in the semi final in Birr G.C. against Mullingar G. C. Team were T. Manning, B. Owens, I. Madigan, N. Mahon, E. Walsh and D.O’ Donohoe. Subs: M. Norton, J. Costigan (L.C), M. O’Keeffe, C. Conway, L. Mansfield, H. Murphy. Managers:  H. Fogarty and A. Ring.

LADIES INTER CLUB FIXTURES: Best of luck to our Senior Foursomes who are  playing in  the semi final against Royal Curragh G.C in Athy G. C on Wednesday 31st July,  at 3.30pm Support would be very welcomed. L. Mansfield, M. Brophy and P. Brennan are playing in the  Valerie Doyle Cup in Carlow G.C  on 31st July. B. Brophy & J. Brennan are playing in the Peugeot Coronation Foursomes, in The Hermitage G.C. Dublin,  on 1st August.  M. Downey & F. Campion  are playing in the Granard Cup Leinster Final in Craddockstown G. C, on 19th August. E. Phelan & H. Murphy are playing in the All Ireland Final of Australian Spoons, which will be held in Portarlington G.C on 26th August. Castlecomer Golf Club wishes the very best of luck to all our lady golfers who are representing the Club in the coming weeks:
CAPTAIN’S PRIZE: Mr Martin O’ Neill’s Captain’s Prize – 36 hole stroke competition –  commences on the week end of Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August with round 2 on Saturday 17th August with top 36 plus ties being allocated tee times for round 2.The rest may book tee times for round 2 from Monday 12th August. The Captain’s Prize is the biggest of the majors on the men’s golfing calendar. Every good wish is extended to  Martin for his captain’s prize this year.  
Sun. 28th July Open Week Men’s Singles s/ford  1. Michael Doyle (26)   41 pts. 2.Patrick Kearney (25) 40 pts
Gross Michael Curry (3) 35 pts Class 1 Tom Coogan (10) 35 pts, Class 2 Christy Comerford (14) 39 pts
Class 3 Martin Bergin (23)  37 pts
Sat. 27th July Open Week 3 Person Classic 1. Joan Brennan, Frieda Campion, Bessie Brophy  88 pts
2. Maria Downey, Jo Costigan, Eileen Healy 86 pts, Michael Curry, John Phelan, Noreen Curry 85 pts
SENIORS: 36 golfers played in the 16 hole classic today, Wednesday 24th July in very pleasant conditions.Scoring was good so well done to all who played and congratulations to the following winners: 1 John Mulcahy (10), Michael Dooley (20), Tony Cooper (27) 75 pts,  2 Tony Carr (20), Liam Farrell (22), Pat Graham (24) 73 pts,  3 Murty Coonan (11), Matt Pollock (26), Pat Kelly (28) 73 pts. Please be reminded to book your time online or ring Linda at 056-4441139 for next Wednesday 31st July Open Week Seniors (over 50’s/60’s/70’s/80’s) 18 Hole Stableford Singles.
LOTTO 22nd July. No winner of  Jackpot for €3,000. Numbers drawn were 3, 5, 20, 22.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €3,200.
FIXTURES:   Thursday 25th Mens 18 Hole Open Stableford Singles. 
OPEN WEEK: All roads lead to Castlecomer golf club this Saturday when  the 41st edition of Open Week commences. It promises to be 9 great days of golf at this very popular venue.Now is an ideal time for members  and golfers from near and far to  book on the online  time sheets at http://www.castlecomergolf.ie or by ringing Linda at 056-4441139.
DIARY FOR OPEN WEEK: Saturday 27th July,  3 Person Classic (any combination) with prize for a ladies team, Sunday 28th July Men’s 18 Hole Singles Stableford , Monday 29th July Ladies 2 Person Team Event and a Ladies/Gents/Juniors 11 Hole Singles, Tuesday 30th July 2 Person Team Event (any combination) with prize for a ladies team, Wednesday 31st July Seniors Ladies/Gents (categories over 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s) 18 Hole Singles Stableford, Thursday 1st August   2 Person Scramble (any combination) and  Boys/Girls Junior (u19) 18 Hole Singles Stableford, Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August 4 Person Classic (any combination) with prize for a ladies team, Sunday 4th August  3 Person Champagne Scramble (any combination).
Great prizes also for first hole-in-one and winner of 2’s club. Excellent catering. €50 Pass for all of Open Week golf represents exc ellent value. Prize Presentation on Sunday 4th August at 9pm.
Sun. 21st July Men’s Singles V Par  1. Michael O’ Neill (7)   5 up. 2. Gerry Irwin (15)  3 up b9
Gross Michael Curry (6) 4 down b9 Class 1 Brian Young (6) 1 down b9, Class 2 Marty O’ Shea (12) 3 up
Class John Lacey (21)  1 up
LADY CAPTAIN’S DAY: On  Saturday 20th July Lady Captain Jo Costigan hosted her Captain’s Day  in style with famiy, 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 Jo 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!  The course was in immaculate condition. Marjie Gannon was the very popular winner of the coveted prize. A lovely buffet was served after the golf followed by music and dance later that night. Lady Captain Jo thanked all who contributed to making her day such a success.   Results:1st    Marjie Gannon, 2nd   Betty Owens, Gross Honoria Fogarty,3rd   Eileen Healy, 4th   Patricia Brennan, 5th   Maureen Norton, 6th   Helen Dunne, Day 1  1st   Maria Downey, 2nd Ann Doyle, Day 2  1st   Eileen Gunner, 2nd Noreen Curry, Past Captain:  Margaret Furlong, Silver Lady:     Joan Brennan, Best 33 and over:  Una Whelan, 9 H Qualifier results for 16th and 20th July Day 1  Terry Boland   14pts, Day  2  Kathleen O’Connor   11pts.
LADY PAST CAPTAINS: As has been the tradition in ladies golf for many years, there was a big turn out of past lady captains at the golf club on Saturday last to honour Jo Costigan Lady Captain on day 2 of her Captain’s Prize. It was great to meet with these ladies who gave such sterling service to  Castlecomer Golf Club over many years.
Lady Captain’s Day 2 Nine Hole Scramble: Result, 1 John Kelly (15), Eithne Healy (40), Bernie Cahill (40)  25 1/6 nett, 2 Michael Brennan (22), Pat Kelly (28) 31 1/2 nett.
JUNE FOURBALL for LADIES GET INTO GOLF:  1st   P. Dowling and H. Hennessy  15pts. Congratulations to all the  above winners. 
SENIORS: 34 ladies and gents played in Mountrath on Wednesday 17th July. RESULTS: 1 Tom Mooney (15), Eamonn Mc Evoy (23), Phil Shore (24) 86 pts, 2 John Mulcahy (11), Pat Morrissey (18), Matt Pollock (27), 79 pts, 3 Ger Comerford (22), Liam Farrell (23), T. J. Mc Donald (25) 73 pts. The 16 hole classic resumes in Castlecomer next Wednesday, 24th July to meet at 9.30 for tee off at 10am.
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.

 

COURSE RECORD: A significant piece of golfing history was created by Michael Buggy recently on the hallowed turf of Castlecomer golf club when he smashed the course record by a wonderful  3 shots while on his way to winning the  18 hole open singles on Thursday 18th July. 
      His original 67 gross course record has stood the test of time for twelve years no less, but boy did his summer 2019 record round of 64 gross remind us all, if ever we needed reminding, of Michael’s  prodigious natural talent and his love of and  dedication to the game of golf . Michael’s eagle, seven birdies, nine  pars, one bogie scorecard read as follows: front nine, 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 3 (out in 34 shots) and  back nine, 4 3 4 2 5 2 3 3 4 ( in 30 shots) totalling 64 gross. Michael currently plays off a -1 handicap. 
       We take this opportunity to warmly congratulate Michael, also all the Buggy family and all of Michael’s coaches and mentors over the years as we acknowledge his  truly magnificent historic course record.  
      No doubt, Michael’s  golfing talent and very high standard of play over many years will continue to  inspire all of Castlecomer’s golfers but particularly our young junior golfers who, week by week,  continue to make excellent progress learning the rudiments of the game at our Club.  
GOLFER OF THE YEAR: There are 76 men on the golfer-of-the-year leaderboard as we approach the end of August but top of the lot and leading  are 1 Jason Brennan, 2 Del Todd and 3 Michae Buggy.
CLUB SINGLES MATCHPLAY: The quarter finals are in progress as follows: Michael O’ Neill v Dick Farrell, Ronan Ryan v Mark O’ Dowda, John Phelan v Seamus O’ Connor and Ronan Walsh v Fergal O’ Neill.
CLUB FOURBALL MATCHPLAY: The semi finals  are currently taking place as follows: Colin Dunne / Fergal O’ Neill v Victor Smyth  / Paul Rice with Pádraig Curry  / Michael Curry v Anthony Gilroy  / Michael O’ Neill.
CLUB SCOTCH FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY: The quarter finals are ongoing presently as follows: Michael Buggy / Nicky Walsh v Paddy Kehoe / Ger Comerford, David Dowling / Eoin O’ Shea v Fergal O’ Neill / Micheál Coogan, John Phelan / Michael O’ Connor v Seamus Brennan / Terry Brennan and Robert Brennan / Jonathan Dowling  v Eamonn Breen / Shan Butler.
CLUB MIXED SCOTCH FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY: The semi finals are now taking place as follows: Gerry Mealy / Betty Byrne v  Seamus O’ Connor / Eileen Healy and Ger Comerford / Margaret Furlong  v Marty O’ Shea  / Jo Costigan.  
SENIORS: 42 ladies and gents played in the 16 hole stableford singles Michael Doyle Memorial Trophy today Wednesday 21st August. The dry conditions combined  with fabulous greens, fairways and rough helped ensure some great scoring and as importantly lots of enjoyment for the big turnout. Murty Coonan, playing off 10 handicap finished strongly with 4, 2, 5, 3, 5 gross scores over the last five holes. Murty was thrilled to  accept the trophy from former lady captain, Mary Jo Doyle, wife of the late Michael. Mary Jo and her family have been great supporters of this competition. Michael Doyle, captain in 1988, is remembered very fondly in Castlecomer golf club.
       A word of praise also to 2nd placed Gerry Meally with 34 pts today. This follows his great round of 65 nett on day 2 of the  captain’s prize held last Saturday and  2nd place overall following his round 1 opening score  of 75 nett.
      Eileen Fogarty was 1st of the ladies today with 21 pts so well done to her and all the prizewinners.. Results: 1 Murty Coonan (10) 35 pts, 2 Gerry Mealy (14) 34 pts, 3 Tom Staunton (16) 33 pts, 4 Tommy O’ Neilll ((8) 33pts, 5 John Hardy (26) 33 pts, 6 Marty Connolly (21) 32 pts, 7 Frank Dormer (22) 32 pts. Ladies: 1 Eileen Fogarty (22) 21 pts.
LOTTO 19th Aug. No winner of  Jackpot for €3,800. Numbers drawn were 7, 16, 23, 27.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €4,000
CAPTAIN’S PRIZE: We salute Stephen Daly’s tremendous win in this year’s captains prize. In the process, he carved out a wonderful piece of Castlecomer golfing  history  and now deservedly joins the illustrious list of previous winners who go all the  way back to the inaugural year of 1935. Well done to all the 150 golfers who played in this year’s competition. Congratulations to all the winners. A special word of thanks to this year’s captain, Martin O’ Neill and to the the fine cohort of officers, committee, staff and volunteers for the smooth running and success of the 2019 edition of the captain’s prize.   
Fixtures Thurs 22nd August Men’s Open Singles   Sat/Sun 24th/25th August Men’s Open Singles
Saturday 17th august Captain’s Prize 2019.
Captain Martin O’ Neill hosted the final round of his Captain’s Prize on Saturday.  After all the heavy rain the course stood up well to all mother nature threw at it.  With the course playing its full length and the greens in pristine condition only eight players broke net par of 72.  Gerry Mealy who played early, shot 65 to set a target of 140 which for most of the day looked like the winning score. However Stephen Daly had a magnificent back nine of level par on his way to a great score of 68 for a total of 139, enough to pip Gerry by one shot.  Padraig Curry won the gross prize with a two round total of 152 with Martin Brennan 3rd with a 141 total.
Jack Buggy took the student section first prize on 145.
1. Stephen Daly (6) 139. 2. Gerry Mealy (16) 140, Gross Padraig Curry (4) 152, 3. Martin Brennan (10) 141, 4. Keith Hammond (15) 144 2nd 18, 2nd Gross Jason Brennan (3) 156, 5. Nicky Walsh (14) 144, 6. Tom Staunton (15) 145 2nd 18.
Day 1. 1. Eamonn Walsh (20)   67 b6, 2. Gavin Carroll (11)  67, Day 2 1. Kieran Brennan (13) 70 b9 2. Dell Todd (7)  70
Over 60 Terry Brennan (13)   145, Past Captain Michael Curry (5)  149
Student 1. Jack Buggy (14)   145, 2. Luke Peterson (23)   146
SENIORS: 29 men played in the 16 hole classic on Wednesday 14th August in mainly dry conditions. Scoring was very solid. Results: 1 Tom Staunton (16), Ollie Maher (18), Liam Farrell (22) 74 pts, 2 Paddy Mc Guinness (13), Seán Scanlon (14), Pat Morrissey (18) 72 pts, 3 John Mulcahy (10), Shan Butler (16), Noel Walsh (25) 70 pts. The Michael Doyle Memorial Trophy takes place next Wednesday 21st August with proceeds for charity. Finger food will be served after the golf.    

LOTTO 12th Aug. No winner of  Jackpot for €3,600. Numbers drawn were 9, 20, 24, 28.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €3,800

Sun 11th August.  Captain’s Prize Round 1.

The first round of Mr. Martin O’ Neill’s Captain’s Prize took place over Saturday and Sunday. Despite the heavy rain on both Friday and Saturday the golf course held up magnificently and a field of 150 golfers started out with hopes of returning a score which would keep them well in the hunt for the final round which takes place on Saturday next 17th August.  Eamonn Walsh and Gavin Carroll lead the way after both returned great scores of 67.   Micheal Coogan lies in third place on 68. John Phelan , Michael O’ Connor and Pat Comerford were the only other  players to break 70 with rounds of 69.  Louis Todd leads the student section after a great round of 67. All players who shot 74 or better will play the second round from 12.50 pm onwards with the final three teeing off at 2.50p.m.  All other players may book their tee times online between 7 am and 12 40. pm from Monday 12th.

LADIES INTER-CLUB: Congratulations to our Senior Foursomes team who beat  Royal Curragh in the Semi Final of the Senior Foursomes recently.  Castlecomer Golf Club is a small club and to reach the final in the Senior Foursomes is a tremendous achievement.  The final will be played in Bunclody Golf Club against Courtown Golf Club on August 31st. Castlecomer Ladies have done magnificently to get this far and the finish line is in sight. Please come along and support our ladies on the day. Team: Maria Downey, Breda Phelan, Honoria Fogarty, Joan Brennan, Emer Foley and Ita Madigan. Managers: Betty Byrne and Joan Brennan.

Best of luck to Maria Downey and Freida Campion who are representing Castlecomer Golf Club in The Granard Cup Leinster Final, which takes place in Craddockstown Golf Club on 19th August.
Best of luck to Helen Murphy and Ellen Phelan who are representing Castlecomer Golf Club  in the All Ireland Final of the Australian Spoons competition in Portarlington Golf Club on August 26th.The above lady members have represented Castlecomer Golf Club with distinction and commitment   All members of the Club wish you the very best of luck in your forthcoming matches. .  
JUNIORS’ NEWS:  Our Junior Open week event had a big turnout, with visitors from many of our neighbouring clubs . None more so than Athy golf club who brought eight of their juniors to compete. They scooped both 1st & 2nd prize while 3rd prize was won by a 6 handicapper from Callan who shot an amazing 2 over gross. Our Junior Captain David Allen led the home contingent , while locals Sam Coogan & Billy Rowe topped the other Junior Categories.  Junior Open Singles, Results 1/8/19: 1st James Fennin (15) Athy 41pts back 6, 2nd Mikey Hurley (20) Athy 41pts, 3rd Liam Hennessy (6) Callan 40pts, 4th David Allen (14)  39 pts.Yellow Tees, 1st Sam Coogan 41 pts, 2nd Tommy Mulhall 26pts. 7 Holes,Billy Rowe  15 pts.
IRISH BOYS’ INTER-CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP: The Castlecomer junior team had a tremendous result recently in Callan golf club when they topped their section ahead of 14 other neighbouring clubs. The team included  Louis Todd, Conor Brophy , David Allen , Liam Doyle and Cathal O’ Reilly. All played really well, and now go through to the Leinster Finals in Castlewarden on the 19th August. Best of luck boys from everyone in the Club.
SENIORS: 34 golfers played in the 16 hole mixed scramble on Wednesday 7th August. RESULTS: 1 Shan Butler (16), Seán Scanlon (17), Tom Casey (24) 51 1/2, 2 Murty Coonan (11), Michael Dooley (20), Noreen Kinsella (25), 52 2/3, 3 Jimmy Byrne (16), Michael Furlong (19), Des Murphy (25), Gerry O’ Neill (26) 53 3/8. Upcoming fixtures include a  16 hole classic on Wednesday 14th August followed a week later by the Michael Doyle Memorial Classic on Wednesday 21st August, the proceeds of which will go to charity. Finger food following the golf.
Thurs. 8th August Men’s Open Singles
1. David Allen (14)  43 pts, Adam Dempsey (9) 38 pts Gross Mark Power (-4)  39 pts
LOTTO 6th Aug. No winner of  Jackpot for €3,400. Numbers drawn were 4, 7, 12, 15.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €3,600
Mon 6th August Mens Singles
1. Marty O’ Shea (11)   44 pts, 2. Gavin Carroll (13)   42 pts
Congrats To Marty who had a hole in one on the ninth hole on his way to victory.
Thanks to everyone who helped make Open Week so enjoyable.
CAPTAIN’S PRIZE: Mr Martin O’ Neill’s Captain’s Prize, a  36 hole stroke competition, commences this Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August with round 2 on Saturday 17th August with top 36 plus ties being allocated tee times for round 2.The rest may book tee times for round 2 from Monday 12th August. The Captain’s Prize is the biggest of the majors on the men’s golfing calendar. Every good wish is extended to  Martin for his captain’s prize this year.
MENS INTER CLUB: The Duggan Cup team and their manager, Mr Martin Brennan had a fine victory over Blainroe in the quarter final recently.The team meet Newbridge in Edenderry on Sunday 25th August at 11am so best of luck in the semi final.
FIXTURES: Wednesday 7th August (today) Seniors 16 Hole Classic, Thursday 8th August Mens 18 Hole Open Stableford, Saturday 10th / Sunday 11th August Captain’s ( Mr Martin O’ Neill ) Prize Day 1, 18 Hole Stroke, Tuesday 13th 9 Hole Mixed Scramble. 
OPEN WEEK: This year’s Open Week was a great success while the presence and  support of local members and visitors alike ensured full time sheets.Full credit to all the volunteers who gave tremendous support to Open Week head, Delia O’ Donoghue and her coordinating committee.The Club extends its gratitude to all the sponsors of Open Week. Well done to the caterers Ann Neary and Bia Blasta. Thanks to bar manager, Louise Stapleton and her staff.Continued success to course manager Michael Doheny and greenkeeper Colin Hughes for the top quality fairways and greens. Finally it must be acknowledged that we are endebted to  the man above who sent us great weather  and, no doubt, the fine spell of weather was a significant factor in the success of Open Week 2019 in Castlecomer. To everyone who played this week, you are all winners.
Sun 4th Aug. Open Week 3 Person Champagne Scramble
1 Christy Comerford, Anthony Dillon, Catherine Davis,     88 pts b9
2. Martin Fitzpatrick, Noelene Delahunty, Brigid Maher   88 pts
3. Ronan Ryan, Warren Byrne, Mark O’ Dowda                   86 pts
4. Michael O’ Neill, Theresa Manning, Peter Mulhall          85 pts
Sat. 3rd Aug Open Week 4 Person Classic
1. Martin Brennan, Joan Brennan, Loretta Mansfield, Gerry Mealy      96 pts,
2. Paul Walsh, M.J.Farrell, Donie Walsh, Gerry O’ Keeffe                       93 pts b6
3. Liam Mooney, Seamie Brennan, Mgt O’ Keeffe, Delia O’ Donoghue  93 pts b9
4. Martin Devlin, James Dowling, Eugene Ryan, Jason Ryan                  93 pts
Ladies Bessie Brophy, Ann Doyle, Eileen Healy, Eileen Gunner              92 pts
Thurs. 1st Aug.  Open Week 2 Person Scramble 
1. Dick Farrell, Ann Nolan 52 b9,   2. Colm Meagher, Catriona Meagher 52
3. Fergus O’ Brien, Reena O’ Brien  55  4. Ollie O’ Connor, Shay Burke   56 b9
Wed. 31st July Open Week Senior Singles  
Over 50     1.  Helen Dunne (24)   40 pts 2. Eamon Holohan (16)  37 pts b9
Over 60     1. Paddy McGuiness (13) 40 pts, 2. Noel Brennan (21)  39 pts b9
Over 70      1. Jimmy Byrne (13) 41 pts, 2. Eamon Fitzgerald (18)  40 pts
Over 80      1. Johnny Hardy (26) 36 pts. 2. Seamus Cuddihy (18)  33 pts
Tue   30th July    Open Week 2 Person Team Event
1 Nicky Walsh (16), Cathal O’ Dowd (24)  50 pts, 2. Pat Fitzpatrick (15), Eamonn Holohan (19) 47 pts
3. Joe Dowd (12), Gavin Carroll 46 pts b9,   Ladies Theresa Manning (18), Helen Murphy (19)  40 pts b9
Mon 29th July  Open Week  Ladies 2 Person Team Event
1. Joan Brennan, Bessie Brophy 46 pts b2.  2. Maureen Norton, Helen Dunne 46 pts, 3. Marjie Gannon, Marnie Brennan 43 pts b9
LOTTO 29th July. No winner of  Jackpot for €3,200. Numbers drawn were 4, 8, 13, 21.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €3,400.
MEN’S INTER CLUB: Congratulations to our South Leinster team and their manager, Tony Carr who have advanced to the semi final in Carlow in September. Commiserations to the Pierce Purcell team and their manager, Victor Smith who were beaten recently but who overall had a tremendous year.

LADIES INTER CLUB: Commiserations to our Junior Foursomes team who fought bravely but were beaten in the semi final in Birr G.C. against Mullingar G. C. Team were T. Manning, B. Owens, I. Madigan, N. Mahon, E. Walsh and D.O’ Donohoe. Subs: M. Norton, J. Costigan (L.C), M. O’Keeffe, C. Conway, L. Mansfield, H. Murphy. Managers:  H. Fogarty and A. Ring.

LADIES INTER CLUB FIXTURES: Best of luck to our Senior Foursomes who are  playing in  the semi final against Royal Curragh G.C in Athy G. C on Wednesday 31st July,  at 3.30pm Support would be very welcomed. L. Mansfield, M. Brophy and P. Brennan are playing in the  Valerie Doyle Cup in Carlow G.C  on 31st July. B. Brophy & J. Brennan are playing in the Peugeot Coronation Foursomes, in The Hermitage G.C. Dublin,  on 1st August.  M. Downey & F. Campion  are playing in the Granard Cup Leinster Final in Craddockstown G. C, on 19th August. E. Phelan & H. Murphy are playing in the All Ireland Final of Australian Spoons, which will be held in Portarlington G.C on 26th August. Castlecomer Golf Club wishes the very best of luck to all our lady golfers who are representing the Club in the coming weeks:
CAPTAIN’S PRIZE: Mr Martin O’ Neill’s Captain’s Prize – 36 hole stroke competition –  commences on the week end of Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August with round 2 on Saturday 17th August with top 36 plus ties being allocated tee times for round 2.The rest may book tee times for round 2 from Monday 12th August. The Captain’s Prize is the biggest of the majors on the men’s golfing calendar. Every good wish is extended to  Martin for his captain’s prize this year.  
Sun. 28th July Open Week Men’s Singles s/ford  1. Michael Doyle (26)   41 pts. 2.Patrick Kearney (25) 40 pts
Gross Michael Curry (3) 35 pts Class 1 Tom Coogan (10) 35 pts, Class 2 Christy Comerford (14) 39 pts
Class 3 Martin Bergin (23)  37 pts
Sat. 27th July Open Week 3 Person Classic 1. Joan Brennan, Frieda Campion, Bessie Brophy  88 pts
2. Maria Downey, Jo Costigan, Eileen Healy 86 pts, Michael Curry, John Phelan, Noreen Curry 85 pts
SENIORS: 36 golfers played in the 16 hole classic today, Wednesday 24th July in very pleasant conditions.Scoring was good so well done to all who played and congratulations to the following winners: 1 John Mulcahy (10), Michael Dooley (20), Tony Cooper (27) 75 pts,  2 Tony Carr (20), Liam Farrell (22), Pat Graham (24) 73 pts,  3 Murty Coonan (11), Matt Pollock (26), Pat Kelly (28) 73 pts. Please be reminded to book your time online or ring Linda at 056-4441139 for next Wednesday 31st July Open Week Seniors (over 50’s/60’s/70’s/80’s) 18 Hole Stableford Singles.
LOTTO 22nd July. No winner of  Jackpot for €3,000. Numbers drawn were 3, 5, 20, 22.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €3,200.
FIXTURES:   Thursday 25th Mens 18 Hole Open Stableford Singles. 
OPEN WEEK: All roads lead to Castlecomer golf club this Saturday when  the 41st edition of Open Week commences. It promises to be 9 great days of golf at this very popular venue.Now is an ideal time for members  and golfers from near and far to  book on the online  time sheets at http://www.castlecomergolf.ie or by ringing Linda at 056-4441139.
DIARY FOR OPEN WEEK: Saturday 27th July,  3 Person Classic (any combination) with prize for a ladies team, Sunday 28th July Men’s 18 Hole Singles Stableford , Monday 29th July Ladies 2 Person Team Event and a Ladies/Gents/Juniors 11 Hole Singles, Tuesday 30th July 2 Person Team Event (any combination) with prize for a ladies team, Wednesday 31st July Seniors Ladies/Gents (categories over 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s) 18 Hole Singles Stableford, Thursday 1st August   2 Person Scramble (any combination) and  Boys/Girls Junior (u19) 18 Hole Singles Stableford, Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August 4 Person Classic (any combination) with prize for a ladies team, Sunday 4th August  3 Person Champagne Scramble (any combination).
Great prizes also for first hole-in-one and winner of 2’s club. Excellent catering. €50 Pass for all of Open Week golf represents exc ellent value. Prize Presentation on Sunday 4th August at 9pm.
Sun. 21st July Men’s Singles V Par  1. Michael O’ Neill (7)   5 up. 2. Gerry Irwin (15)  3 up b9
Gross Michael Curry (6) 4 down b9 Class 1 Brian Young (6) 1 down b9, Class 2 Marty O’ Shea (12) 3 up
Class John Lacey (21)  1 up
LADY CAPTAIN’S DAY: On  Saturday 20th July Lady Captain Jo Costigan hosted her Captain’s Day  in style with famiy, 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 Jo 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!  The course was in immaculate condition. Marjie Gannon was the very popular winner of the coveted prize. A lovely buffet was served after the golf followed by music and dance later that night. Lady Captain Jo thanked all who contributed to making her day such a success.   Results:1st    Marjie Gannon, 2nd   Betty Owens, Gross Honoria Fogarty,3rd   Eileen Healy, 4th   Patricia Brennan, 5th   Maureen Norton, 6th   Helen Dunne, Day 1  1st   Maria Downey, 2nd Ann Doyle, Day 2  1st   Eileen Gunner, 2nd Noreen Curry, Past Captain:  Margaret Furlong, Silver Lady:     Joan Brennan, Best 33 and over:  Una Whelan, 9 H Qualifier results for 16th and 20th July Day 1  Terry Boland   14pts, Day  2  Kathleen O’Connor   11pts.
LADY PAST CAPTAINS: As has been the tradition in ladies golf for many years, there was a big turn out of past lady captains at the golf club on Saturday last to honour Jo Costigan Lady Captain on day 2 of her Captain’s Prize. It was great to meet with these ladies who gave such sterling service to  Castlecomer Golf Club over many years.
Lady Captain’s Day 2 Nine Hole Scramble: Result, 1 John Kelly (15), Eithne Healy (40), Bernie Cahill (40)  25 1/6 nett, 2 Michael Brennan (22), Pat Kelly (28) 31 1/2 nett.
JUNE FOURBALL for LADIES GET INTO GOLF:  1st   P. Dowling and H. Hennessy  15pts. Congratulations to all the  above winners. 
SENIORS: 34 ladies and gents played in Mountrath on Wednesday 17th July. RESULTS: 1 Tom Mooney (15), Eamonn Mc Evoy (23), Phil Shore (24) 86 pts, 2 John Mulcahy (11), Pat Morrissey (18), Matt Pollock (27), 79 pts, 3 Ger Comerford (22), Liam Farrell (23), T. J. Mc Donald (25) 73 pts. The 16 hole classic resumes in Castlecomer next Wednesday, 24th July to meet at 9.30 for tee off at 10am.
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.

 

COURSE RECORD: A significant piece of golfing history was created by Michael Buggy recently on the hallowed turf of Castlecomer golf club when he smashed the course record by a wonderful  3 shots while on his way to winning the  18 hole open singles on Thursday 18th July. 
      His original 67 gross course record has stood the test of time for twelve years no less, but boy did his summer 2019 record round of 64 gross remind us all, if ever we needed reminding, of Michael’s  prodigious natural talent and his love of and  dedication to the game of golf . Michael’s eagle, seven birdies, nine  pars, one bogie scorecard read as follows: front nine, 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 3 (out in 34 shots) and  back nine, 4 3 4 2 5 2 3 3 4 ( in 30 shots) totalling 64 gross. Michael currently plays off a -1 handicap. 
       We take this opportunity to warmly congratulate Michael, also all the Buggy family and all of Michael’s coaches and mentors over the years as we acknowledge his  truly magnificent historic course record.  
      No doubt, Michael’s  golfing talent and very high standard of play over many years will continue to  inspire all of Castlecomer’s golfers but particularly our young junior golfers who, week by week,  continue to make excellent progress learning the rudiments of the game at our Club.  
GOLFER OF THE YEAR: There are 76 men on the golfer-of-the-year leaderboard as we approach the end of August but top of the lot and leading  are 1 Jason Brennan, 2 Del Todd and 3 Michae Buggy.
CLUB SINGLES MATCHPLAY: The quarter finals are in progress as follows: Michael O’ Neill v Dick Farrell, Ronan Ryan v Mark O’ Dowda, John Phelan v Seamus O’ Connor and Ronan Walsh v Fergal O’ Neill.
CLUB FOURBALL MATCHPLAY: The semi finals  are currently taking place as follows: Colin Dunne / Fergal O’ Neill v Victor Smyth  / Paul Rice with Pádraig Curry  / Michael Curry v Anthony Gilroy  / Michael O’ Neill.
CLUB SCOTCH FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY: The quarter finals are ongoing presently as follows: Michael Buggy / Nicky Walsh v Paddy Kehoe / Ger Comerford, David Dowling / Eoin O’ Shea v Fergal O’ Neill / Micheál Coogan, John Phelan / Michael O’ Connor v Seamus Brennan / Terry Brennan and Robert Brennan / Jonathan Dowling  v Eamonn Breen / Shan Butler.
CLUB MIXED SCOTCH FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY: The semi finals are now taking place as follows: Gerry Mealy / Betty Byrne v  Seamus O’ Connor / Eileen Healy and Ger Comerford / Margaret Furlong  v Marty O’ Shea  / Jo Costigan.  
SENIORS: 42 ladies and gents played in the 16 hole stableford singles Michael Doyle Memorial Trophy today Wednesday 21st August. The dry conditions combined  with fabulous greens, fairways and rough helped ensure some great scoring and as importantly lots of enjoyment for the big turnout. Murty Coonan, playing off 10 handicap finished strongly with 4, 2, 5, 3, 5 gross scores over the last five holes. Murty was thrilled to  accept the trophy from former lady captain, Mary Jo Doyle, wife of the late Michael. Mary Jo and her family have been great supporters of this competition. Michael Doyle, captain in 1988, is remembered very fondly in Castlecomer golf club.
       A word of praise also to 2nd placed Gerry Meally with 34 pts today. This follows his great round of 65 nett on day 2 of the  captain’s prize held last Saturday and  2nd place overall following his round 1 opening score  of 75 nett.
      Eileen Fogarty was 1st of the ladies today with 21 pts so well done to her and all the prizewinners.. Results: 1 Murty Coonan (10) 35 pts, 2 Gerry Mealy (14) 34 pts, 3 Tom Staunton (16) 33 pts, 4 Tommy O’ Neilll ((8) 33pts, 5 John Hardy (26) 33 pts, 6 Marty Connolly (21) 32 pts, 7 Frank Dormer (22) 32 pts. Ladies: 1 Eileen Fogarty (22) 21 pts.
LOTTO 19th Aug. No winner of  Jackpot for €3,800. Numbers drawn were 7, 16, 23, 27.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €4,000
CAPTAIN’S PRIZE: We salute Stephen Daly’s tremendous win in this year’s captains prize. In the process, he carved out a wonderful piece of Castlecomer golfing  history  and now deservedly joins the illustrious list of previous winners who go all the  way back to the inaugural year of 1935. Well done to all the 150 golfers who played in this year’s competition. Congratulations to all the winners. A special word of thanks to this year’s captain, Martin O’ Neill and to the the fine cohort of officers, committee, staff and volunteers for the smooth running and success of the 2019 edition of the captain’s prize.   
Fixtures Thurs 22nd August Men’s Open Singles   Sat/Sun 24th/25th August Men’s Open Singles
Saturday 17th august Captain’s Prize 2019.
Captain Martin O’ Neill hosted the final round of his Captain’s Prize on Saturday.  After all the heavy rain the course stood up well to all mother nature threw at it.  With the course playing its full length and the greens in pristine condition only eight players broke net par of 72.  Gerry Mealy who played early, shot 65 to set a target of 140 which for most of the day looked like the winning score. However Stephen Daly had a magnificent back nine of level par on his way to a great score of 68 for a total of 139, enough to pip Gerry by one shot.  Padraig Curry won the gross prize with a two round total of 152 with Martin Brennan 3rd with a 141 total.
Jack Buggy took the student section first prize on 145.
1. Stephen Daly (6) 139. 2. Gerry Mealy (16) 140, Gross Padraig Curry (4) 152, 3. Martin Brennan (10) 141, 4. Keith Hammond (15) 144 2nd 18, 2nd Gross Jason Brennan (3) 156, 5. Nicky Walsh (14) 144, 6. Tom Staunton (15) 145 2nd 18.
Day 1. 1. Eamonn Walsh (20)   67 b6, 2. Gavin Carroll (11)  67, Day 2 1. Kieran Brennan (13) 70 b9 2. Dell Todd (7)  70
Over 60 Terry Brennan (13)   145, Past Captain Michael Curry (5)  149
Student 1. Jack Buggy (14)   145, 2. Luke Peterson (23)   146
SENIORS: 29 men played in the 16 hole classic on Wednesday 14th August in mainly dry conditions. Scoring was very solid. Results: 1 Tom Staunton (16), Ollie Maher (18), Liam Farrell (22) 74 pts, 2 Paddy Mc Guinness (13), Seán Scanlon (14), Pat Morrissey (18) 72 pts, 3 John Mulcahy (10), Shan Butler (16), Noel Walsh (25) 70 pts. The Michael Doyle Memorial Trophy takes place next Wednesday 21st August with proceeds for charity. Finger food will be served after the golf.    

LOTTO 12th Aug. No winner of  Jackpot for €3,600. Numbers drawn were 9, 20, 24, 28.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €3,800

Sun 11th August.  Captain’s Prize Round 1.

The first round of Mr. Martin O’ Neill’s Captain’s Prize took place over Saturday and Sunday. Despite the heavy rain on both Friday and Saturday the golf course held up magnificently and a field of 150 golfers started out with hopes of returning a score which would keep them well in the hunt for the final round which takes place on Saturday next 17th August.  Eamonn Walsh and Gavin Carroll lead the way after both returned great scores of 67.   Micheal Coogan lies in third place on 68. John Phelan , Michael O’ Connor and Pat Comerford were the only other  players to break 70 with rounds of 69.  Louis Todd leads the student section after a great round of 67. All players who shot 74 or better will play the second round from 12.50 pm onwards with the final three teeing off at 2.50p.m.  All other players may book their tee times online between 7 am and 12 40. pm from Monday 12th.

LADIES INTER-CLUB: Congratulations to our Senior Foursomes team who beat  Royal Curragh in the Semi Final of the Senior Foursomes recently.  Castlecomer Golf Club is a small club and to reach the final in the Senior Foursomes is a tremendous achievement.  The final will be played in Bunclody Golf Club against Courtown Golf Club on August 31st. Castlecomer Ladies have done magnificently to get this far and the finish line is in sight. Please come along and support our ladies on the day. Team: Maria Downey, Breda Phelan, Honoria Fogarty, Joan Brennan, Emer Foley and Ita Madigan. Managers: Betty Byrne and Joan Brennan.

Best of luck to Maria Downey and Freida Campion who are representing Castlecomer Golf Club in The Granard Cup Leinster Final, which takes place in Craddockstown Golf Club on 19th August.
Best of luck to Helen Murphy and Ellen Phelan who are representing Castlecomer Golf Club  in the All Ireland Final of the Australian Spoons competition in Portarlington Golf Club on August 26th.The above lady members have represented Castlecomer Golf Club with distinction and commitment   All members of the Club wish you the very best of luck in your forthcoming matches. .  
JUNIORS’ NEWS:  Our Junior Open week event had a big turnout, with visitors from many of our neighbouring clubs . None more so than Athy golf club who brought eight of their juniors to compete. They scooped both 1st & 2nd prize while 3rd prize was won by a 6 handicapper from Callan who shot an amazing 2 over gross. Our Junior Captain David Allen led the home contingent , while locals Sam Coogan & Billy Rowe topped the other Junior Categories.  Junior Open Singles, Results 1/8/19: 1st James Fennin (15) Athy 41pts back 6, 2nd Mikey Hurley (20) Athy 41pts, 3rd Liam Hennessy (6) Callan 40pts, 4th David Allen (14)  39 pts.Yellow Tees, 1st Sam Coogan 41 pts, 2nd Tommy Mulhall 26pts. 7 Holes,Billy Rowe  15 pts.
IRISH BOYS’ INTER-CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP: The Castlecomer junior team had a tremendous result recently in Callan golf club when they topped their section ahead of 14 other neighbouring clubs. The team included  Louis Todd, Conor Brophy , David Allen , Liam Doyle and Cathal O’ Reilly. All played really well, and now go through to the Leinster Finals in Castlewarden on the 19th August. Best of luck boys from everyone in the Club.
SENIORS: 34 golfers played in the 16 hole mixed scramble on Wednesday 7th August. RESULTS: 1 Shan Butler (16), Seán Scanlon (17), Tom Casey (24) 51 1/2, 2 Murty Coonan (11), Michael Dooley (20), Noreen Kinsella (25), 52 2/3, 3 Jimmy Byrne (16), Michael Furlong (19), Des Murphy (25), Gerry O’ Neill (26) 53 3/8. Upcoming fixtures include a  16 hole classic on Wednesday 14th August followed a week later by the Michael Doyle Memorial Classic on Wednesday 21st August, the proceeds of which will go to charity. Finger food following the golf.
Thurs. 8th August Men’s Open Singles
1. David Allen (14)  43 pts, Adam Dempsey (9) 38 pts Gross Mark Power (-4)  39 pts
LOTTO 6th Aug. No winner of  Jackpot for €3,400. Numbers drawn were 4, 7, 12, 15.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €3,600
Mon 6th August Mens Singles
1. Marty O’ Shea (11)   44 pts, 2. Gavin Carroll (13)   42 pts
Congrats To Marty who had a hole in one on the ninth hole on his way to victory.
Thanks to everyone who helped make Open Week so enjoyable.
CAPTAIN’S PRIZE: Mr Martin O’ Neill’s Captain’s Prize, a  36 hole stroke competition, commences this Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August with round 2 on Saturday 17th August with top 36 plus ties being allocated tee times for round 2.The rest may book tee times for round 2 from Monday 12th August. The Captain’s Prize is the biggest of the majors on the men’s golfing calendar. Every good wish is extended to  Martin for his captain’s prize this year.
MENS INTER CLUB: The Duggan Cup team and their manager, Mr Martin Brennan had a fine victory over Blainroe in the quarter final recently.The team meet Newbridge in Edenderry on Sunday 25th August at 11am so best of luck in the semi final.
FIXTURES: Wednesday 7th August (today) Seniors 16 Hole Classic, Thursday 8th August Mens 18 Hole Open Stableford, Saturday 10th / Sunday 11th August Captain’s ( Mr Martin O’ Neill ) Prize Day 1, 18 Hole Stroke, Tuesday 13th 9 Hole Mixed Scramble. 
OPEN WEEK: This year’s Open Week was a great success while the presence and  support of local members and visitors alike ensured full time sheets.Full credit to all the volunteers who gave tremendous support to Open Week head, Delia O’ Donoghue and her coordinating committee.The Club extends its gratitude to all the sponsors of Open Week. Well done to the caterers Ann Neary and Bia Blasta. Thanks to bar manager, Louise Stapleton and her staff.Continued success to course manager Michael Doheny and greenkeeper Colin Hughes for the top quality fairways and greens. Finally it must be acknowledged that we are endebted to  the man above who sent us great weather  and, no doubt, the fine spell of weather was a significant factor in the success of Open Week 2019 in Castlecomer. To everyone who played this week, you are all winners.
Sun 4th Aug. Open Week 3 Person Champagne Scramble
1 Christy Comerford, Anthony Dillon, Catherine Davis,     88 pts b9
2. Martin Fitzpatrick, Noelene Delahunty, Brigid Maher   88 pts
3. Ronan Ryan, Warren Byrne, Mark O’ Dowda                   86 pts
4. Michael O’ Neill, Theresa Manning, Peter Mulhall          85 pts
Sat. 3rd Aug Open Week 4 Person Classic
1. Martin Brennan, Joan Brennan, Loretta Mansfield, Gerry Mealy      96 pts,
2. Paul Walsh, M.J.Farrell, Donie Walsh, Gerry O’ Keeffe                       93 pts b6
3. Liam Mooney, Seamie Brennan, Mgt O’ Keeffe, Delia O’ Donoghue  93 pts b9
4. Martin Devlin, James Dowling, Eugene Ryan, Jason Ryan                  93 pts
Ladies Bessie Brophy, Ann Doyle, Eileen Healy, Eileen Gunner              92 pts
Thurs. 1st Aug.  Open Week 2 Person Scramble 
1. Dick Farrell, Ann Nolan 52 b9,   2. Colm Meagher, Catriona Meagher 52
3. Fergus O’ Brien, Reena O’ Brien  55  4. Ollie O’ Connor, Shay Burke   56 b9
Wed. 31st July Open Week Senior Singles  
Over 50     1.  Helen Dunne (24)   40 pts 2. Eamon Holohan (16)  37 pts b9
Over 60     1. Paddy McGuiness (13) 40 pts, 2. Noel Brennan (21)  39 pts b9
Over 70      1. Jimmy Byrne (13) 41 pts, 2. Eamon Fitzgerald (18)  40 pts
Over 80      1. Johnny Hardy (26) 36 pts. 2. Seamus Cuddihy (18)  33 pts
Tue   30th July    Open Week 2 Person Team Event
1 Nicky Walsh (16), Cathal O’ Dowd (24)  50 pts, 2. Pat Fitzpatrick (15), Eamonn Holohan (19) 47 pts
3. Joe Dowd (12), Gavin Carroll 46 pts b9,   Ladies Theresa Manning (18), Helen Murphy (19)  40 pts b9
Mon 29th July  Open Week  Ladies 2 Person Team Event
1. Joan Brennan, Bessie Brophy 46 pts b2.  2. Maureen Norton, Helen Dunne 46 pts, 3. Marjie Gannon, Marnie Brennan 43 pts b9
LOTTO 29th July. No winner of  Jackpot for €3,200. Numbers drawn were 4, 8, 13, 21.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €3,400.
MEN’S INTER CLUB: Congratulations to our South Leinster team and their manager, Tony Carr who have advanced to the semi final in Carlow in September. Commiserations to the Pierce Purcell team and their manager, Victor Smith who were beaten recently but who overall had a tremendous year.

LADIES INTER CLUB: Commiserations to our Junior Foursomes team who fought bravely but were beaten in the semi final in Birr G.C. against Mullingar G. C. Team were T. Manning, B. Owens, I. Madigan, N. Mahon, E. Walsh and D.O’ Donohoe. Subs: M. Norton, J. Costigan (L.C), M. O’Keeffe, C. Conway, L. Mansfield, H. Murphy. Managers:  H. Fogarty and A. Ring.

LADIES INTER CLUB FIXTURES: Best of luck to our Senior Foursomes who are  playing in  the semi final against Royal Curragh G.C in Athy G. C on Wednesday 31st July,  at 3.30pm Support would be very welcomed. L. Mansfield, M. Brophy and P. Brennan are playing in the  Valerie Doyle Cup in Carlow G.C  on 31st July. B. Brophy & J. Brennan are playing in the Peugeot Coronation Foursomes, in The Hermitage G.C. Dublin,  on 1st August.  M. Downey & F. Campion  are playing in the Granard Cup Leinster Final in Craddockstown G. C, on 19th August. E. Phelan & H. Murphy are playing in the All Ireland Final of Australian Spoons, which will be held in Portarlington G.C on 26th August. Castlecomer Golf Club wishes the very best of luck to all our lady golfers who are representing the Club in the coming weeks:
CAPTAIN’S PRIZE: Mr Martin O’ Neill’s Captain’s Prize – 36 hole stroke competition –  commences on the week end of Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August with round 2 on Saturday 17th August with top 36 plus ties being allocated tee times for round 2.The rest may book tee times for round 2 from Monday 12th August. The Captain’s Prize is the biggest of the majors on the men’s golfing calendar. Every good wish is extended to  Martin for his captain’s prize this year.  
Sun. 28th July Open Week Men’s Singles s/ford  1. Michael Doyle (26)   41 pts. 2.Patrick Kearney (25) 40 pts
Gross Michael Curry (3) 35 pts Class 1 Tom Coogan (10) 35 pts, Class 2 Christy Comerford (14) 39 pts
Class 3 Martin Bergin (23)  37 pts
Sat. 27th July Open Week 3 Person Classic 1. Joan Brennan, Frieda Campion, Bessie Brophy  88 pts
2. Maria Downey, Jo Costigan, Eileen Healy 86 pts, Michael Curry, John Phelan, Noreen Curry 85 pts
SENIORS: 36 golfers played in the 16 hole classic today, Wednesday 24th July in very pleasant conditions.Scoring was good so well done to all who played and congratulations to the following winners: 1 John Mulcahy (10), Michael Dooley (20), Tony Cooper (27) 75 pts,  2 Tony Carr (20), Liam Farrell (22), Pat Graham (24) 73 pts,  3 Murty Coonan (11), Matt Pollock (26), Pat Kelly (28) 73 pts. Please be reminded to book your time online or ring Linda at 056-4441139 for next Wednesday 31st July Open Week Seniors (over 50’s/60’s/70’s/80’s) 18 Hole Stableford Singles.
LOTTO 22nd July. No winner of  Jackpot for €3,000. Numbers drawn were 3, 5, 20, 22.  Next week’s Jackpot will be €3,200.
FIXTURES:   Thursday 25th Mens 18 Hole Open Stableford Singles. 
OPEN WEEK: All roads lead to Castlecomer golf club this Saturday when  the 41st edition of Open Week commences. It promises to be 9 great days of golf at this very popular venue.Now is an ideal time for members  and golfers from near and far to  book on the online  time sheets at http://www.castlecomergolf.ie or by ringing Linda at 056-4441139.
DIARY FOR OPEN WEEK: Saturday 27th July,  3 Person Classic (any combination) with prize for a ladies team, Sunday 28th July Men’s 18 Hole Singles Stableford , Monday 29th July Ladies 2 Person Team Event and a Ladies/Gents/Juniors 11 Hole Singles, Tuesday 30th July 2 Person Team Event (any combination) with prize for a ladies team, Wednesday 31st July Seniors Ladies/Gents (categories over 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s) 18 Hole Singles Stableford, Thursday 1st August   2 Person Scramble (any combination) and  Boys/Girls Junior (u19) 18 Hole Singles Stableford, Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August 4 Person Classic (any combination) with prize for a ladies team, Sunday 4th August  3 Person Champagne Scramble (any combination).
Great prizes also for first hole-in-one and winner of 2’s club. Excellent catering. €50 Pass for all of Open Week golf represents exc ellent value. Prize Presentation on Sunday 4th August at 9pm.
Sun. 21st July Men’s Singles V Par  1. Michael O’ Neill (7)   5 up. 2. Gerry Irwin (15)  3 up b9
Gross Michael Curry (6) 4 down b9 Class 1 Brian Young (6) 1 down b9, Class 2 Marty O’ Shea (12) 3 up
Class John Lacey (21)  1 up
LADY CAPTAIN’S DAY: On  Saturday 20th July Lady Captain Jo Costigan hosted her Captain’s Day  in style with famiy, 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 Jo 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!  The course was in immaculate condition. Marjie Gannon was the very popular winner of the coveted prize. A lovely buffet was served after the golf followed by music and dance later that night. Lady Captain Jo thanked all who contributed to making her day such a success.   Results:1st    Marjie Gannon, 2nd   Betty Owens, Gross Honoria Fogarty,3rd   Eileen Healy, 4th   Patricia Brennan, 5th   Maureen Norton, 6th   Helen Dunne, Day 1  1st   Maria Downey, 2nd Ann Doyle, Day 2  1st   Eileen Gunner, 2nd Noreen Curry, Past Captain:  Margaret Furlong, Silver Lady:     Joan Brennan, Best 33 and over:  Una Whelan, 9 H Qualifier results for 16th and 20th July Day 1  Terry Boland   14pts, Day  2  Kathleen O’Connor   11pts.
LADY PAST CAPTAINS: As has been the tradition in ladies golf for many years, there was a big turn out of past lady captains at the golf club on Saturday last to honour Jo Costigan Lady Captain on day 2 of her Captain’s Prize. It was great to meet with these ladies who gave such sterling service to  Castlecomer Golf Club over many years.
Lady Captain’s Day 2 Nine Hole Scramble: Result, 1 John Kelly (15), Eithne Healy (40), Bernie Cahill (40)  25 1/6 nett, 2 Michael Brennan (22), Pat Kelly (28) 31 1/2 nett.
JUNE FOURBALL for LADIES GET INTO GOLF:  1st   P. Dowling and H. Hennessy  15pts. Congratulations to all the  above winners. 
SENIORS: 34 ladies and gents played in Mountrath on Wednesday 17th July. RESULTS: 1 Tom Mooney (15), Eamonn Mc Evoy (23), Phil Shore (24) 86 pts, 2 John Mulcahy (11), Pat Morrissey (18), Matt Pollock (27), 79 pts, 3 Ger Comerford (22), Liam Farrell (23), T. J. Mc Donald (25) 73 pts. The 16 hole classic resumes in Castlecomer next Wednesday, 24th July to meet at 9.30 for tee off at 10am.
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.