Castle Dargan Golf Notes 17th December 2013

Presentation Night
The final presentation night of 2013 took place on Sunday evening last, with 2013 Club Captain Tony Wasylocha overseeing his final official function of the year. And there was a great turnout on the evening with many important presentations to be made.

Tony first of all thanked all those, including his family, who had made it such a proud and successful year for him as Captain. Special mention was given to our three inter club teams who reached Connaught Finals this year. A presentation was made to each member of the Cecil Ewing and Jack O Sullivan teams for reaching these provincial finals, and to our Junior Kenny Cup Team who won the first ever pennant in the clubs history.

Tony went on to thank all of the clubs sponsors for their continued support throughout the year, and to all the fellow members and staff at Castle Dargan. Paul Little and Xavier Medas were given special mention for the work they have done with our very successful junior section. While Mark Millar and his team of greenkeepers were commended for the excellent work they have done to date, and the improvements they are continuing to make as we speak.

When the presentations continued, the Winter League winners were announced after the finalists had braved the elements earlier on in the day. The non-qualifiers prize was won by the father and son combination of Eugene and Sean Carroll. The runners up in the League Final were Kevin and John Torsney. While the Winter League Winners for 2013 were Michael Flynn and Ciaran Cryan.

In the Club Fourball competition, the winners of the Cup were Declan Feeney and Niall Walsh, while the runners up were Aiden McGoldrick and Thomas Kelly.

The Council Cup winner was Martin Burke, who beat his good friend Thomas Kelly in the final.

And Mr Alan Martin can now bask in the glory of having earned the title of "King of the Castle".

In the Castle Dargan Cup it was Kevin McCarthy who added to his already bulging trophy cabinet by taking the title ahead of previous winner Ray O Grady.

While in the Darren Clarke Cup, Strandhill's Dessie Timbs came through some very tough matches to eventually claim victory in a very close final against Kevin Conlon. And on the day of the presentation, special mention was also given to Dessie following his superb hole in one on the 17th in Strandhill earlier that day.

Following a great year for him on the course, Declan Feeney was crowned Golfer of the Year for 2013, just taking this title ahead of Ciaran Cryan and Kevin McCarthy.

And with music and food enjoyed by the large turnout following the presentations, a great evening was enjoyed by everyone.

Fixtures
On January 1st 2014, a 3-club competition will be played and is open to ladies and gents. This has been played for the past number of years and has proved very popular, so please come along and participate in our first competition of the new year.

Condolences
Sincere condolences are extended to Club President Mr Dermot Fallon following the passing of his mother May. The thoughts of all the members of Castle Dargan are with Dermot, Breege and their family.

Castle Dargan Golf Notes 25th November 2013

Results.
Club Competitions 6th Nov. 1 Ann Mullen 10th Nov 1 Ann Mullen Weekend of 16th/17th Nov 1 Ann Mullen 2 Joan O Dowd 3 Anita Carty.
Fogy conditions on Sunday did not deter Winter League participants compete in 2nd Round. which is being kindly sponsored by Connaught Gold.  Great golf played, well done to Loretto Brennan, birdie on 3rd.
Dates for your Diary. AGM Wed 4th 8 pm.

Castle Dargan Golf Notes 17th November 2013

2ND round of Winter League takes place next weekend. Two Club Competitions continue each week. Midweek competition may be played on Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday and weekend competition may be played on Saturday or Sunday.
Congratulations to all the prize winners from last weekends Presentation and acknowledgement and thanks to all Sponsors on the night.
Date for your Diary.  AGM Wednesday 4th December 8 pm.

Castle Dargan Golf Notes 17th November 2013

Course report

Mark Millar and his green staff are now busier than ever with creation of new pathways and drainage around the course. The major improvements will show on the 13th, 15th and 16th where paths are being built to help the access from one green to the next tee.  And the drainage, which will include some bunkers, will have a more noticeable positive impact on play, particularly on the 1st, 6th and 16th. It should be noted that the drainage work undertaken last winter has been very successful to date, with a great improvement in course conditions throughout this year.

With the Winter League currently continuing every Sunday, we can look back on a very successful 2013, with particular thanks to Pauline Lennon and Tony Wasylocha who have been great ambassadors of the club as Captains.  The club spirit really came through as the Cecil Ewing and Jack O'Sullivan Team progressed to Connacht finals.  And even better in the Junior Section was the victory and first Connacht pennant for the club in the Kenny Cup. Continuing on this success in the junior section was the victory of Patrick Callaghan in the U12 Connacht Championship. While Maeve Kelly, Sean Carroll, Patrick Callaghan, Darragh Connolly and James Carroll have all been selected for Connacht Coaching squads, reflecting the great work being carried out over the last number of years by Paul Little (Junior Convenor) and Xavier Medas (PGA Professional).
On the membership side, we are glad to have welcomed 25 new full members following their recent Trial Membership. And along with all the normal benefits and playing priveliges of membership at Castle Dargan, the 10% Loyalty Card for the resort, along with free golf at Moyvalley and Glasson should provide much enjoyment into the future.
Congratulations to Castle Dargan member George Kavanagh, who celebrated his 70th birthday with an honourary tournament at the club last weekend.

Castle Dargan Ladies Golf Notes 1st November 2013

First round of Winter League took place last weekend with next round on weekend of 23rd/24th November.  Club competitions continue each Wednesday Saturday and Sunday, with draw for partners on Wednesday morning 10.00 am and otherwise arrange partners.
Important Dates for Diary.. AGM takes place Wednesday 4th December 8 pm.
Sunday 15th December sees our final Presentation of Prizes for year incorporating Christmas celebration. More details being posted later.

Castle Dargan Golf Notes 10th November 2013

Winter League
All winter league players are asked to arrange their fourball for each Sunday. If you are unable to do so, please arrive between 9.00am and 9.30am and your match can be arranged.

Golf Group Classes

Junior U12 @ 5:30 / U18 @ 6:30

Adult 7:30pm to 8:30pm+

6 Week Course for €65 (€55/Junior)Balls included

Wednesday 13th November 2013
Wednesday 20th November 2013
Wednesday 27th November 2013
Wednesday 4th December 2013
Wednesday 11th December 2013
Wednesday 18th December 2013

Nb:  1-  Limited Availability: Max 12 junior/class
2- €5 concession for each class the pupil will not be able to attend. This     must be notified before the course of classes’ starts

If interested, please contact Xavier on 087 785 3629 or golfpro@castledargan.com
 

Castle Dargan Ladies Golf Notes 1st November 2013

Ladies competitions continue every Wednesday Saturday and Sunday.
Winter League Teams are in place and available at Golf Shop. Commencement date to be advised.
Ladies Committee meeting Monday November 4th.
Great turnout of members on Sunday last for Mixed Scramble. and presentation of Prizes afterwards. Winning Teams.4 Ball.  Finnian Conway Jnr. Dermot Flynn. Ann Mullen . Claire Reynolds..  3 Ball. Peter Carr. Pauline Lennon. Mary Walsh. 

Castle Dargan Ladies Golf Notes 28th October 2013

Results
19th/20th October M & K Fuels Ltd. 1. Ann Mullen 2. Elaine Willis. 3 Kate Hegarty
23rd October Club Competition. 1 Annette Kerins. 2 Anita Carty 3 Pauline Lennon.
28th October Club Competition 1 Ann Mullen

Presentation of Prizes won over past month takes place next Friday 8th November 9 pm. Urge all members to come along  to this social gathering.
Winter League Teams posted in Golf Shop. Date of commencement to be advised. 

Castle Dargan Ladies Golf Notes 20th October 2013

Results
Sligo Crystal 5th & 6th Oct. 1 Pauline Lennon. 2 Ann Mullen. 3 Annette Kerins.
Club Competition 9th Oct 1 Pauline Lennon 2 Ann Mullen
Easons 12th & 13th March 1 Annette Kerins 2 Ann Mullen 3 Pauline Lennon
Club Competition 16th Oct 1 Kate Hegarty
October Bank Holiday weekend fixtures. Saturday Club Competition Monday Club Competition.
Next Sunday  27th Oct. 1.30 Mixed Scramble. Meeting afterwards for social gathering, prizes, finger food.  Urge all members to come along.

Castle Dargan Mens Golf Notes October 14th 2013

Results
Sunday 13th October  M&K Oils
1st Paul Mullen  40pts
2nd Andy Kearns  39pts
3rd  Kevin Conlon  36pts

Saturday 12th October M&K Oils
1st Michael Flynn  35pts
2nd TJ Keaveney  35pts
3rd Jim McLoughlin 34pts

Sunday 6th October  Flogas
1st Liam Walsh  38pts
2nd TJ Keaveney  36pts
3rd Martin Burke  35pts

Saturday 5th October Flogas
1st Ciaran Cryan  35pts
2nd  Fergal Collery  34pts
3rd Eugene Carroll 34pts


Castle Dargan Cup
Congratulations to Kevin McCarthy who continued a very successful year by recently capturing the Castle Dargan Cup. The title was claimed after securing a tight victory in the final over Ray O Grady.

Darren Clarke Cup
Castle Dargan Cup specialist Kevin Conlon has qualified for the final of the Darren Clarke Cup, where he will face off against Strandhill’s Dessie Timbs. Best of luck to both players in this decider.All participants in the Council Cup and Club Fourball are asked to complete their remaining matches as soon as possible.

Castle Dargan Ladies Golf Notes 30th September 2013

RESULTS
11th Sep 1 Mary Kennedy.
18th Sep Italian Wardrobe 1 Claire Reynolds 2 Ann Mullen 3 Noreen Linnane
22 Sep M & K Fuels 1 Ann Mullen.
Next Wednesdays Competition sponsored by Rossano's Hair Design. Next weekends Competition sponsored by Sligo Crystal.

Castle Dargan Ladies Golf Notes 23rd September 2013

Next Wednesdays Competition sponsored by Collooney Pharmacy Ltd with next weekends re entry Competition sponsored by Italian Wardrobe Sligo.

Attached Photo.

Maeve Kelly being presented with Presidents Prize to Junior Girls on his Presidents Day together with Pauline Lennon Lady Captain. Well done Maeve form all at Castle Dargan.

Castle Dargan Mens Golf Notes 23rd September 2013

 

Cup competitions
All participants in the Darren Clarke Cup, Castle Dargan Cup, Council Cup and Club Fourball are asked to complete their remaining matches as soon as possible.

Fixtures
Next weekends competitions on Saturday and Sunday are sponsored by 1 Stop Motorshop.

Castle Dargan Ladies Golf Notes 15th September 2013

Dermot Fallon celebrated his Presidents Day last Saturday at Castle Dargan. Beautiful day with brilliant sunshine conducive to good golf made for wonderful days enjoyment for all members and visitors. Congratulations to Kate Hegarty who claimed the coveted Presidents Prize to Ladies. Also well done to Mary Kennedy very close second and Annette Kerins third.  Local girl Maeve Kelly was Junior Girls Prize Winner .

Results

Gilligan Meats 4th Sep 1 Ann Mullen 2 Joan O Dowd 3 Pauliine Byrne
The Cat & The Moon  7th Sep 1 Annette Kerins 2 Joan O Dowd 3 Claire Reynolds
President Dermot Fallon presenting Presidents Prize to Kate Hegarty, photograph attached

 

 

 

Castle Dargan Mens Golf Notes 09th September 2013

Cecil Ewing team edged out in Provincial decider

There was heartbreak for the Castle Dargan Cecil Ewing Team last weekend, when they were beaten in the Connaught final by the smallest of margins by Galway Bay Golf Club. Trailing 3-2 from the away leg in Galway, hopes were high that the home side could overturn the deficit in Castle Dargan and claim the first senior pennant for the club since it’s inception. And they got off to best possible start in this second leg, as captain Paul McGonagle, who formed a formidable partnership with Eugene Carroll, claimed the first point of the day with a convincing win on the 14th green. However, the matches after that were to be much closer affairs with Declan Feeney and Tony Wasylocha winning on the 18th, and Ciaran Cryan and Alan Martin losing out on the 17th. So at 4 points each, the title would be decided by the last two matches on the course, and both of these would end up going to extra holes. Martin Burke and Thomas Kelly had to battle on until the 20th hole in the horrendous weather conditions last Saturday, before they were defeated. And when Paul Coughlan and Adrian Walls lost out on the 19th hole of their match, the Galway men were able to start celebrating. While there was huge disappointment for the Castle Dargan team, especially after coming so close, Paul and his team have much to be proud about after a terrific run all the way to the final. A big thank you to Paul and all the players who gave so much time and effort to this competition, and also to all those who braved the elements to support the team on Saturday last.

Presidents Day
Presidents Day takes place next Saturday the 14th of September. The time sheet is available in the golf shop, so make sure your name is down to play.
 

Castle Dargan Ladies Golf Notes 08th September 2013

Results McKims. Collooney 14th Aug 1 Annette Kerins. 2 Pauline Lennon 3 Pauline Byrne.

28th Aug 1 Annette Kerins 2 Ann Mullen 3 Pauline Lennon
31st Aug 1 Ann Mullen
Huge turnout to recent Fundraising 3Ball Scramble and many thanks to all who participated
Results
Ladies. 1 Mary Kennedy/Breege Walsh/Kathleen Grady. 2Carmel Stretch/Vera Waters/Kathleen Leonard. 3. Sheila Clancy/Elaine Willis/Kate Hegarty 4. Claire Reynolds/Loretto Brennen/Siobhan Heraghty
Men. 1 Tony Wazlocha/ Dave Donovan/Brian Travers 2 Eoin Carroll/Conor Mc Daid/Conor McKeon 3Kevin Conlon/John Gethins/Peter Carr.
Mixed.1.  Assumpta Kelly/Henry Cox/Michael Nugent. 2, Joan Scanlon/Kathleen Coughlan/Paul Coughlan. 3. John Hewitt/Andrea Hewitt/Pauline Lennon
Final Major Competition of the Year being hosted next Saturday. Dermot Fallon celebrating his Presidents Day on Saturday next 14th September.
Post Presidents Day Mixed Scramble Sunday 15th 1 pm.

Castle Dargan Mens Golf Notes 1st September 2013

Jack O Sullivan team beaten in provincial final!
Our Jack O Sullivan team were beaten last Sunday following the second leg of the Connaught final by a strong Castlebar outfit. Carrying the deficit from the first leg of the final down to Castlebar last weekend, the task proved too great, and despite performing well in Mayo and taking points off the home team, the Castle Dargan men had to settle for the runners up spot this year. However, captain Kevin McCarthy and his team should have nothing but pride following their superb performances in the event this year, which brought them on such a great run all to way to the provincial decider.

Cecil Ewing team at halfway point in Connaught Final
Paul McGonagle brought his Cecil Ewing team to Galway Bay last Saturday for the first leg of their provincial final. With five matches to be played at each venue, this decider is now very much in the balance, as the first leg in Galway finished 3-2 to the Tribesmen. However, with home advantage for the second leg next Saturday, the Castle Dargan team will be hopeful of scoring the necessary points to bring the pennant to Sligo. Supporters should ensure they get out to Castle Dargan on Saturday next to follow the matches in what could be an historic day for the club. Best of luck to Paul and the team.

Results - Sunday 1st September, sponsored by Inland Inflatable Services

In this singles stableford competition sponsored by Inland Inflatable Services, Paul Little took first place with a great score of 40 points. In second place was Liam Walsh, followed by Benny Deignan in third.

Fixtures Next weekends competitions are both Single Stableford events, with Saturdays comp sponsored by Super Value Ballisadare, and Sundays comp sponsored by Connacht Asphalt.

Castle Dargan Ladies Golf Notes 01 September 2013

Results: Checkout Express
17th Aug 1 Ann Mullen 2 Siobhan Heraghty 3 Claire Reynolds .
21st Aug 1 Ann Mullen 2 Anita Carty .
Next Wednesdays competition sponsored by Gilligan Meats.
Next weekends re entry competition sponsored by The Cat and The Moon.
Queen of the Castle sponsored by Mary Mc Gourty in final stages with strong contenders striving for this award.
Best of luck to all. Ladies committee meeting Monday 16th September 8.30.
Date for your Diary, Dermot Fallon Presidents Day Saturday 14th September. Time Sheet displayed in Golf Shop from next week.
Great weekend of Golf had by ladies last weekend in Rosapenna on Annual Captains outing.
On behalf of Ladies Committee many thanks to all who supported Fundraising Mixed Scramble .

Castle Dargan Golf Notes 18th August 2013

Congratulations to our Junior Girl Maeve Kelly on being selected for 2013 Connacht Girls Interprovincial Team. Great achievement for Maeve and from all at Castle Dargan best wishes to team on forthcoming match.

Next weekend Saturday and Sunday Castle Dargan hosting  Fundraising 3 ball Scramble. E60 per Team . Presentation of Prizes Sunday 8 pm. Open to all members and friends.

Results
31st July Thunder Hair Design. 1 Mary Kennedy 2 Joan O'Dowd 3 Sheila Clancy
3rd / 4th August Naturelles Hair Design 1 Sheila Clancy 2 Maeve Kelly 3 Ann Mullen
7th August Glasshouse 1 Annette Kerins 2 Elaine Willis 3 Pauline Lennon
10th 11th August Ann Carton Creche 1 Joan O'Dowd 2 Marie Leydon 3 Pauline Lennon.

Friday evenings Mixed Scramble proving to be great weekly event where new members can take a few tips from the veterans who are very willing to impart their knowledge. Last Friday seen Finnian Conway Snr. John Scanlon and Lady Vice Captain Claire Reynolds overall winners.

Well done to both Mens teams captained by Paul McGonigle and Colm McCarthy on reaching Connacht Finals. Best of Luck.

Castle Dargan Golf Notes 11th August 2013

Castle Dargan juniors capture provincial title!

The Kenny Cup has been won in convincing fashion by the Castle Dargan "A" team of Darragh McLoughlin, Patrick Callaghan and Sean Carroll, who have become the first inter club team in any competition to win a Connaught title for Castle Dargan since the club came into existence 6 years ago. This competition for under 17 boys, is played in Strokeplay format by teams of three, with the best two scores counting for each team. Such is the strength of the junior division in Castle Dargan at the moment, that the club actually entered three strong teams in this event, and many of these young players will still have plenty of more years of competition at this level. Indeed this stunning Kenny Cup victory is all the more remarkable considering the fact that two of the three players on the victorious team are only 12 years old.

Following their superb performance in leading the qualifiers in Ballina recently, where this A team of Darragh, Patrick and Sean shot superb scores of 66 and 68, they went into last Sundays final along with the junior teams from Westport, Athlone and Ballinasloe. However, no-one could live with the tremendous scoring of our boys in difficult conditions on the day, as Sean Carroll and Patrick Callaghan both finished with 73 nett, to post a final team total of 146, and ensure a victory by an impressive 7 clear shots. Huge congratulations from everyone at Castle Dargan goes to the boys on this fantastic victory, and indeed special mention must go to their families and parents, and also to coaches and mentors Xavier Medas and Paul Little from Castle Dargan, who have devoted so much time to helping these boys develop to this very high standard. The boys on this winning team, and indeed the players on all our other junior teams, have proven themselves a credit to these families and coaches, as their conduct both on and off the golf course has been as equally impressive as their skills with club in hand. Well done.

More success for Castle Dargan Juniors
There have been more notable performances from our junior payers in events played all over the country. Patrick Callaghan won the Irish Qualifiers of the U-12 Wee Wonders competition held at Co. Sligo GC recently and now goes on to play in the Grand Final being held at St. Andrews on 24th & 25th August.

Patrick also finished tied 6th in the Leinster U-13 Open & tied 7th in the Ulster U-13 Open. Sean Carroll finished tied 3rd in the Munster U-13 Open & tied 12th in the Ulster U-13 Open. While Darragh Connolly finished tied 6th in the Munster U-13 Open.

In a fantastic effort by our boys in the Connacht U-12 Close Championships Patrick Callaghan finished in first place in the qualifying event, Sean Carroll finished in second place, Darragh Connolly finished in 4th place, and Luke Sherlock finished in sixth position. While in the U-14 section Niall Mullen qualified for the final, with James Carroll & Fergal Collery narrowly missing the cut but still making the reserve list for the Finals which take place at Castlebar Golf Club on August 15th. Good luck to all our representatives on the day.

Special mention must also go to Luke Sherlock, who scored a brilliant hole in one on the third hole at Castle Dargan, while soundly thrashing his father on Thursday August 8th!

Jack O Sullivan team into Connaught final
While our junior players have been blazing a trail recently by bringing their Connaught title back to Castle Dargan, one of our senior teams will be hoping to emulate their success shortly, as they have qualified for the final of the Jack O Sulivan trophy, by beating Bearna Golf Club last Thursday. Kevin McCarthy left no stone unturned in his preparation for this important semi final, and with 3 matches at home, the pressure was on to deliver the necessary results. Our two away pairings made the lengthy trip to Galway to see if they could snatch a vital away point. And in terrible wet and windy conditions, they did just that as Kevin Conlon and Declan Feeney produced a great performance to claim a victory in their match. Michael Flynn and Ciaran Cryan have been a formidable combination so far in this competition but it just didn't happen for them on this occasion against a strong home pairing in Bearna. At home meanwhile, Gay Sheeran and Benny Deignan produced some superb golf to end their opponents challenge on the 14th hole. So just one more point was required, and this was duly delivered when Dermot Flynn and David Kennedy sealed the win for the Castle Dargan team, while Kevin McCarthy and Niall Kearns were called in while 1 up with one to play. The team will now face Castlebar Golf Club in the final with the the first leg taking place at Castle Dargan, and the second leg at the away venue. Lets hope the lads can bring home the first senior provincial title for the club, and we hope plenty of members will be out in force to support the team over the two legs of the final.

Cecil Ewing semi final
Best of luck to Paul McGonagle and his Cecil Ewing team, who face Claremorris in the semi final of this competition on Saturday next. All members will be most welcome to come out and support the lads in this important match as we bid to get another inter club team into a  provincial decider.

Results
Saturday 10th August, sponsored by the Embassy, Sligo
1st Tony Ballantine (15) 39 pts
2nd  Paul Little (6)  37 pts
3rd Tony Groves (18) 36 pts

Sunday 11th August, Golfer of the Year event, sponsored by the Embassy, Sligo
1st Peter Carr (23)  73 nett
2nd  James Kearns (19) 74 nett
3rd Brian Travers (28) 75 nett

Castle Dargan Golf Notes 4th August 2013

Titled:"Up & Down"

4th Green at 6-30am 6th of August

Results  28th July sponsored by Wassie's Chipper

1st    Kevin McCarthy (9) 41pts

2nd   John Torsney (28) 40pts (after countback)

3rd    John Sexton (22) 40pts (after countback)

3rd August  sponsored by Connaught Gold
Eoin Carroll (5) was on fire on Saturday last when winning the Connaught Gold sponsored event by 7 shots. 6 birdies and an eagle helped Eoin to a fantastic round of 70, which is 2 under par gross. Ray O Grady (6) finished second with 36 points, while Paul McGonagle (18) came in third with 35 points

 

4th August  3 ball scramble sponsored by Connaught Gold
Saturday's great form was carried through to Sundays scramble by Eoin Carroll, and he was ably accompanied by Eugene Carroll and Conor McDaniel. A nett score of 55 gave the lads a clear win in this event, which featured a large field of over 30 teams. In second place, it was a family affair as Kevin McCarthy, playing with his mother and father, scored an excellent nett 60. And in third place was Kevin Conlon, Ray O Grady and Peter Carr who finished with a nett 61. The nearest the pin prize was won by Chris O Neill, while Paul Little won the longest drive.

Jack O Sullivan - Connaught Semi Final
Best of luck to Kevin McCarthy and his Jack O Sullivan team, who are in action on Thursday next, the 8th of August in the Connaught Semi Final of the Jack O Sullivan Trophy. Their opponents are Bearna Golf Club from Galway, and 2 of our pairings will heading to Bearna, with the other 3 pairings playing at home. The matches start at 4pm on Thursday, so please come out to support the team in this important fixture.

 

Fixtures
Next weekends competitions are sponsored by the Embassy. Saturdays competition is a Single Stableford, while the competition on Sunday is a Golfer of the Year strokeplay event.

Date for your Diary
The next presentation night at Castle Dargan  is scheduled for Friday August 9th at 9.00pm. All members are welcome to attend these presentation nights, while prizewinners must attend themselves or nominate someone to collect their prize in their absence.

Castle Dargan Golf Notes 28th July 2013

Jack O Sullivan
On Thursday last, our Jack O Sullivan team had a thrilling win over Carrick on Shannon in an extremely close zone final, which means they have now qualified for the Connaught semi final against Bearna of Galway. With 3 matches away from home, and against a strong Carrick side, it was always going to be a tough task to progress any further in this competition. And despite performing admirably in the first match at home, Jim McLoughlin and Dermot Flynn succumbed to their opponents on the 17th, making the task look even more daunting. However team captain Kevin McCarthy and partner Niall Kearns secured a vital point on the 18th hole to keep the hopes alive. Over in Carrick, Michael Flynn and Ciaran Cryan took another great point for Castle Dargan, also on the 18th hole. And in another titanic battle, Gay Sheerin and Benny Deignan lost out in their match, once again on the 18th. So it was all down to the last match in Carrick, in which remarkably, Kevin Conlon and Declan Feeney, also went the distance. However, with the match all square after 18, and again after 19, it was Declan Feeney who held his nerve to sink the winning putt on the 20th hole to send the Castle Dargan men into the provincial semi final. This match is due to take place on Thursday the 8th of August with three matches at home, so please come out and support the team in this important date for the club. And well done to Kevin and all the team.

Cecil Ewing
Following the great Jacko win on Thursday, Paul McGonagle and our Cecil Ewing team were also vying for a place in the provincial semi finals when they took on Ballina on Saturday last. In the two away matches, Thomas Kelly and Martin Burke battled well but went down to their opponents, while the other match featuring team captain Paul McGonagle and Eugene Carroll, was proving to be an enthralling encounter. 4 down early on in the match, they battled back to all square after 12, but then fell behind again to stand 2 down after 15. However, a storming finish meant they won 16, 17 and 18 to win the match by 1 hole. Meanwhile, back at Castle Dargan, Tony Wasylocha and Declan Feeney were producing some scintillating golf, with a birdie and 11 pars helping them to victory on the 14th hole. Ciaran Cryan and Alan Martin were 3 down with 3 to go in their fixture, but won the last three holes to take the match to extra holes. But they were delighted to be called in, only because Adrian Walls and Paul Coughlan had just clinched the vital point on the 15th hole to send Castle Dargan into the connaught semis against Claremorris. Well done to all involved on a great team performance and keep an eye on the golf notes in the coming weeks for details of the semi final match.

 

Results  27th July sponsored by Expert Air
1st Ray O Grady (6)  39pts
2nd   Michael Nugent (16) 37pts
3rd   John Nugent  37pts

Fixtures
Next weekends competitions take place on Saturday, Sunday and the Bank Holiday Monday, and are all Open Competitions sponsored by Connaught Gold.

 

Date for your Diary
The next presentation night at Castle Dargan  is scheduled for Friday August 16th, and will include a barbecue on the night following the mixed foursomes.

Club Fundraiser
An Open 3 Ball Scramble will take place on Sunday August 4th. All members are asked to support this important event in the club calendar, and invite no-members to participate also. Teams can be male and female or mixed, and entry is just €60 per team. Great prizes on offer, and the event is sponsored by Connaught Gold. Call 071 9118080 to book your tee time.

 

Open competitions in August.
Along with all the competitions taking place over the next bank holiday weekend, all Saturday competitions at Castle Dargan during the month of August will also be open competitions.

Presidents Day
Please note the date for Presidents Day has been changed to the 14th of September.

Junior Golf - Kenny Cup
Congratulations to our Kenny Cup ‘A’ team of Darragh McLoughlin, Sean Carroll & Patrick Callaghan who won the North Zone Qualifier in Ballina recently. This was a significant victory as there 21 teams taking part in the competition, and indeed our other two teams from Castle Dargan performed very well on the day also. The victors finished 1st with a score of 134 (best 2 of 3 cards) -  134 ~ P Callaghan (13) 66, D McLoughlin (6) 68, S Carroll (11) 76 and they now play in the Connaught Finals on Sunday 11th August in Portumna.
 

Castle Dargan Golf Notes 21th July 2013

Jack O Sullivan
Best of luck to Kevin McCarthy and his Jack O Sullivan team in their zone final against Carrick on Shannon, which takes place on Thursday, and also to Paul McGonagle and his Cecil Ewing team as they take on Ballina in their zone final on Saturday. Please come out and support the teams in these important matches for the club.

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