Club Notes by Ray O'Grady & Joan O'Dowd

 

Castledargan Ladies Golf Notes 

The 3rd round of the Homeland sponsored Winter League was played on the weekend 23/24th January. The 4th round is scheduled for next weekend 6/7th Feb, weather permitting.The first 9 hole Stable ford competition of 2015 will be played on Wed next 3rd February. Meet for draw at 9.50 am with Tee off at 10 am .Otherwise arrange playing partners. Enjoy a coffee afterwards in the Middleton bar. Our first weekend Alternate Day 9 hole Stableford competition will be played next weekend 6/7th Feb .

Aurivo Winter League

The winter league kindly sponsored by aurivo kicked off again at the weekend with the first competitive golf of 2016 being played. The frost stayed away to let us resume with the competition.  With potentially eight weeks remaining there is plenty of time for everyone to return scores for their team.  Players can play on the Saturday or Sunday, and we will also have the current standings updated in the coming week so you can check your teams position.
Men's agm.
The men's AGM was held at the end of December with a good turn out of members attending. 2016 captain mr Niall Walsh was presented with his captains jacket for the year and he thanked the members and president for the opportunity to captain and represent the club for 2016. Everyone at the club would like to wish Niall a enjoyably and successful year ahead. Vice captain Ray o grady was also welcomed to his new role. Niall also thanked outgoing captain Kevin conlon for his work steering the club in 2015. Kevin expressed his thanks for everyone who helped him also.
Fixtures.
The club is currently putting together a full schedule of fixtures for the coming year so we will have it available in the near future. 

Castle Dargan Ladies Update 7 December 2015

Castle Dargan Ladies Golf Club held their Annual General Meeting on Thursday last 3th December. Lady Captain Joan O’Dowd thanked her committee and the lady membership for their commitment and support throughout 2014 and gave a special word of thanks to our sponsors for their generous and continued support. Joan handed over to incoming Lady Captain Sheila and the 2016 Officers were elected as follows: Lady Captain Sheila Clancy, Lady Vice-Captain Ann Mullen, Honorary Secretary Joan O’Dowd, Honorary Treasurer Loretto Brennan, Handicap Secretary Elaine Willis, Handicap Committee Therese O’Rourke, Claire Reynolds & Ann Mullen. Competition Secretary Pauline Byrne, Competitions Committee Carmel Conlon & Bridie Henry, PRO Sheila Clancy, Junior Convenor Annette Kearns.
The meeting concluded with a presentation to Joan by Sheila on behalf of the membership in recognition of her very successful year as Lady Captain.
Castle Dargan Ladies and Gents Golf Club will hold their Christmas Party on Sunday evening 20th December in the Courtyard @ Castle Dargan. We look forward to seeing all members on the night, with Michael Walsh providing the music. The night will also include the presentation of Perpetual Trophies.  

 

Castle Dargan Men’s Club Golf Notes
Week beginning Mon 30th Nov, 2015


Aurivo Winter League: The Aurivo sponsored winter league continues this weekend. So far three weekends have been completed, here are the early leaders;

125pts.   G.TAILLY (12), A.MC GOLDRICK (16), A.MC GOLDRICK (20), J.MC LOUGHLIN (24)
125 pts.  S.CARROLL (5), P. MULLEN (19), J.SEXTON (24), A. MORLEY (28)
124 pts.  D.CONNOLLY( 7), B.KELLY (18), S.OCONNELL (24), J.TORSNEY (25)
120pts.  N.WALSH (12), D.KELLY (17), M.BEATTY (20), A.TAAFFE (24)
 

Castle Dargan Men’s Club Golf Notes
Week beginning Mon 2nd Nov, 2015


Aurivo Winter League: The Aurivo sponsored winter league continues this weekend. So far only two weekends have been completed, so while it might be a little early to look at the scores, here are the early leaders;

87pts.   G.TAILLY (12), A.MC GOLDRICK (16), A.MC GOLDRICK (20), J.MC LOUGHLIN (24)

81 pts.  S.CARROLL (5), P. MULLEN (19), J.SEXTON (24), A. MORLEY (28)

80pts.  N.WALSH (12), D.KELLY (17), M.BEATTY (20), A.TAAFFE (24)

 

Castle Dargan Ladies Update 8 November 2015

Round Two of our Winter League, kindly sponsored by Homeland, will take place on Saturday/Sunday next 14/15 November. Arrange T Times with opponents. Subsequent rounds are scheduled to take place 28/29 November, 9/10 January and 23/24 January.
The draw for the 9 Hole Club Competition on Wednesday 11 November is at 9.50 a.m. with tee-off at 10.00. Otherwise arrange partners. Enjoy after golf refreshments in the Middleton Bar @ Castle Dargan Hotel.
Results: Lollypotz 1st Ann Mullen, 2nd Mary Kennedy.
Castle Dargan Ladies Golf Club will hold their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 3rd December at 8 p.m. in The Coach House Lounge. All lady members are invited to attend
Mary Mc Govern, Nutritionist has kindly offered to give a talk to Lady Members at Castle Dargan on Thursday next 12 November @ 8 p.m. Please come along and enjoy.
 

Castle Dargan Ladies - Update 1 November 2015

Our sincere thanks to everybody who supported our hosting of Seamus O’Rourke’s Padraig Pott’s Guide to Walking on Thursday night last. It was a great production and we hope everybody enjoyed it as much as we did. Thank you to everybody who helped and supported us along the way.
Our Winter League, kindly sponsored by Homeland, got off to a great start last weekend in fabulous golfing conditions. We hope the sun continues to shine so brightly for the remaining rounds! Next round will take place on Sat/Sun 14/15 November. Arrange T Times with opponents.
The draw for the Wednesday 9 Hole Club Competition is at 9.50 a.m. with tee-off at 10.00. Otherwise arrange partners. If you wish to be included in the draw for the 9 Hole Weekend Club Competition on Sat/Sun 7/8 November, put your name on the list on the notice board, by Thursday evening.
Results: J.R. Mc Kim 1st Ann Mullen. Feehily Flower’s 1st Ann Mullen, 2nd Joan O’Dowd, 3rd Anita Carty.
Mary Mc Govern, Nutritionist has kindly offered to give a talk to Lady Members at Castle Dargan on Thursday 12 November @ 8 p.m. Please come along and enjoy.
A Rules night hosted by GUI takes place on Tuesday night 3rd November at 8 p.m. All members are invited to attend. 

Castle Dargan Men’s Club Golf Notes - Week beginning Mon 2nd Nov, 2015

Results
Congratulations to Brendan Duignan for winning this year’s King of the Castle completion on Bank Holiday Monday with a superb score of 41pts in testing weather conditions. The results from the Bank Holiday Weekend are as follows;

Sat 24th Oct:
1st Michael Killelea  37pts
2nd  Micky Beatty  33pts

 

Sun 25th Oct:
1st Adrian McGoldrick 39pts
2nd John Tracey  35pts
3rd John Torsney  35pts

Mon 26th Oct (King Of The Castle):
1st Brendan Duignan  41pts
2nd John Tracey  38pts
3rd Ray O’Grady  36pts

Ongoing Competitions

The Aurivo sponsored winter league began on Saturday and was played in beautiful weather conditions. The league continues next weekend.

Upcoming Events
The Club are having a rules information night on Tuesday the 3rd of November @ 8pm.  This event will be attended by Jim Mooney of the GUI and for those of us who don’t know every rule of the game it is sure to be an informative evening.  All welcome. 

 

Castle Dargan Ladies Update 25 October 2015

Please come and enjoy our Annual Play at Castle Dargan Hotel on Thursday 29th October @ 8 p.m. This comedy, called Padraig Potts Guide to Walking, is written and performed by renowned Actor, Comedian and Playwright Seamus O’Rourke. Admission is a very reasonable €10 and we would be delighted to welcome members, friends, families and the local community to what will be a comical and enjoyable night. Tickets available from Hotel Reception, Golf Shop & Lady Members.
The draw for the midweek 9 Hole Competition is at 9.50 a.m. with tee-off at 10.00. Otherwise arrange partners. The sponsor on Wednesday 28 October is Lollypotz. Have coffee afterwards in the Middleton Bar. Next weekend, 31 Oct/1 Nov sees the start of our Winter League kindly sponsored by Aurivo. The draw for playing partners is on the Notice Board. Arrange Times with your opponents.
Results: Carrig Donn.1st Pauline Lennon, 2nd Anita Carty, 3rd Mary Walsh. Grainne Gilmartin Chiropractor 1st Pauline Lennon, 2nd Loretto Brennan.

Prizewinners pictured at prizegiving on Friday last at Castle Dargan

Castle Dargan Men’s Club Golf Notes

Week beginning Mon 26th Oct, 2015

Upcoming Competitions
The Aurivo sponsored winter league starts on Saturday the 31st October.  The Winter League has an open format this year and all members and friends of Castle Dargan are welcome to participate in this event which will be played over 14 weekends. The competition will be run on the basis of 4 man teams. It should be noted that for most weekends there are only 2 scores from 4 to count, that you can play on Saturday or Sunday and that it is not a requirement to play opposite another team member.  Please support this event which is sure to provide some entertainment over the long winter! The sign-in sheet is now available in the pro shop. (Visitors €70; Members €25)

Upcoming Events
The Club are having a rules information night on Tuesday the 3rd of November @ 8pm.  This event will be attended by Jim Mooney of the GUI and for those of us who don’t know every rule of the game it is sure to be an informative evening.  All welcome.  

Castle Dargan Ladies Update 17 October 2015

We will host a play at Castle Dargan Hotel on Thursday 29th October @ 8 p.m. This comedy, called Padraig Potts Guide to Walking, is written and performed by renowned Actor, Comedian and Playwright Seamus O’Rourke. Admission is a very reasonable €10 and we would be delighted to welcome members, friends, families and the local community to what will be a comical and enjoyable night. Tickets available from Hotel Reception, Golf Shop, lady members.
The draw for the midweek 9 Hole Competition is at 9.50 a.m. with tee-off at 10.00. Otherwise arrange partners. The sponsor on Wednesday 21 October is JR Mc Kim. Have coffee afterwards in the Middleton Bar. Our weekend alternate day competition on 24/25 October is kindly sponsored by Feely Florists. Put your name on the list on the Notice Board to be included in the draw for playing partners.
Results: Joe Mc Gourty Plumbing.1st Annette Kearns, 2nd Pauline Lennon, 3rd Joan O’Dowd. Ken Hunter Menswear 1st Pauline Lennon, 2nd Mary Kennedy, 3rd Anita Carty.
Our 9 Hole Winter League, kindly sponsored by Aurivo, will commence on Saturday/Sunday 31 October/1 November.

Castle Dargan Ladies Update 11 October 2015

The draw for the midweek 9 Hole Competition is at 9.50 a.m. with tee-off at 10.00. Otherwise arrange partners. The sponsor on Wednesday 14 October is Carrig Donn. Have coffee afterwards in the Middleton Bar. Our weekend alternate day competition on 17/18 October is kindly sponsored by Grainne Gilmartin, Chiropractor. Put your name on the list on the Notice Board to be included in the draw for playing partners.
Results: Rosanno Hair Design.1st Ann Mullen, 2nd Sheila Clancy, 3rd Noreen Linnane. Italian Wardrobe 1st Ann Mullen, 2nd Joan O’Dowd, 3rd Loretto Brennan.
Our Winter League, kindly sponsored by Aurivo, will commence on Saturday/Sunday 31 October/1 November. We look forward to seeing as many members as possible participating. Draw for playing partners will take place on Tuesday next 13 October.
We will host a play at Castle Dargan Hotel on Thursday 29th October @ 8 p.m. This comedy, called Padraig Potts Guide to Walking, is written and performed by renowned Actor, Comedian and Playwright Seamus O’Rourke. Admission is a very reasonable €10 and we would be delighted to welcome members, friends, families and the local community to what will be a comical and enjoyable night. Tickets available from Hotel Reception, Golf Shop and lady members.

Castle Dargan Men’s Club Golf Notes
Week beginning Mon 5th Oct, 2015

Results
Last weekend’s competitions were kindly sponsored by Printfix (Sat) and Inishfree Bar (Sun). The results are as follows;

Sat 3th Oct:
1st Vincent Dwyer  39pts
2nd Kevin McCarthy  39pts
3rd Ray O’Grady  36pts

Sun 4th Oct:

1st Ray O’ Grady  39pts

2nd Andy Kearns  38pts

3rd Michael Killelea  36pts

Upcoming Competitions
Saturday’s competition is Open singles stableford in format so all players with a GUI handicap are welcome to participate in this event.  This event is kindly sponsored by Sherlock Meats. Sunday’s is also singles stableford and is sponsored by 1 Stop Auto Factors.
The Aurivo sponsored winter league start Saturday 31st October.  The Winter League has an open format this year and all members and friends are welcome to participate in this fun event which will be played over 14 weekends. The sign-in sheet is now available in the pro shop. (Visitors €70; Members  €25)

 

Castle Dargan Ladies Update 4 October 2015

The draw for the midweek 9 Hole Competition is at 9.50 a.m. with tee-off at 10.00. Otherwise arrange partners. The sponsor on Wednesday 7 October is Ken Hunter Menswear. Have coffee afterwards in the Middleton Bar. Our weekend alternate day competition on 10/11 October is kindly sponsored by Joe Mc Gourty Plumbing. Put your name on the list on the Notice Board to be included in the draw for playing partners.
Results: La Femme 1st Christina Fowley, 2nd Mary Mitchel, 3rd Mary Walsh. Bernie’s Beauty 1st Pauline Lennon, 2nd Christina Fowley, 3rd Mary Mitchell.

Our Winter League, kindly sponsored by Aurivo, will commence on Saturday/Sunday 31 October/1 November. We look forward to seeing as many members as possible participating. Draw for playing partners will take place on Tuesday 13 October.
We will host a play at Castle Dargan Hotel on Thursday 29th October @ 8 p.m. This comedy, called Padraig Potts Guide to Walking is written and performed by renowned Actor, Comedian and Playwright Seamus O’Rourke. Admission is a very reasonable €10 and we would be delighted to welcome members, friends, families and the local community to what will be a comical and enjoyable night.
Our Golf Professional, Zavier Medas, will hold Group Golf Lessons at our brand new Driving Range in Castle Dargan commencing Wednesday 7th October. Please contact Zavier on 0877853629 to book your place.
 

Castle Dargan Ladies Update 27 September 2015

Our thanks to Mr Dermot Fallon who hosted his President’s Day at Castle Dargan on Saturday last. It was a truly enjoyable day starting with Dermot’s hospitality followed by some great golf on a very fine day. Thanks to Ollie Sweeney and his team, the course was in great condition despite the preceding weather. President’s dinner was a very enjoyable affair with founding Lady Captain, Mary Walsh winning President’s Prize to the ladies. Annette Kearns won second prize and Maeve Kelly came in third.
The draw for the midweek 9 Hole Competition is at 9.50 a.m. with tee-off at 10.00. Otherwise arrange partners. The sponsor on Wednesday 30 September is Rossano’s Hair Design. Have coffee afterwards in the Middleton Bar. Our weekend alternate day competition on 3/4 October is kindly sponsored by Italian Wardrobe. Put your name on the list on the Notice Board to be included in the draw for playing partners.
Results: E J's Menswear. 1st Pauline Lennon, 2nd Shiela Clancy, 3rd Kate Hegarty. Lavin’s Menswear. 1st Anita Carty, 2nd Maeve Kelly, 3rd Ann Mullen.

Our Winter League, kindly sponsored by Aurivo, will commence at the beginning of November. We look forward to seeing as many members as possible participating. Draw for playing partners will take place shortly.

Mary Walsh being presented with the President's Prize to the Ladies by President Dermot

 

Castle Dargan Ladies Update 21 September 2015

President’s Day, hosted by President Dermot Fallon, will take place on Saturday next 26 September. We anticipate a large turnout for this, the final Major of the year. It is also the final round of Ladies Golfer of the Year (GOY). The President’s Dinner will take place that evening in The Coach House Lounge @ Castle Dargan Hotel. Dinner Tickets available at the Golf Shop.
The draw for the midweek 9 Hole Competition is at 9.50 a.m. with tee-off at 10.00. Otherwise arrange partners. The sponsor on Wednesday 23 September is Bernie’s Beauty Salon. Have coffee afterwards in the Middleton Bar.
We had most enjoyable weekend in Slieve Russell for our 2015 away trip. Great company, great golf and lots of sociability. Our competition was kindly sponsored by The Cat & the Moon and the result was: 1st Ann Mullen, 2nd Pauline Mullen, 3rd Sheila Clancy. Elaine Willis and Noreen Linnane won best of Par 5’s and Par 3’s respectively.

Castle Dargan Men’s Club Golf Notes

Week beginning Mon 21st Sep, 2015

Results
Last weekend’s competitions were kindly sponsored by Sligo Estates (Sat) and Wassies Chipper (Sun). The results are as follows;

Sat 19th Sep:
1st Adrian O’Donoghue 38pts
2nd Dave Donovan  38pts
3rd Adam Kearns  38pts

Sun 20th Sep:
1st Ray O’ Grady  37pts
2nd Adrian McGoldrick 33pts
3rd John Treacy  32pts

Upcoming Competitions
Mr Dermot Fallon’s Presidents Prize is set for Saturday the 26th of September.  The timesheet is now available in the pro shop and the draw will take place on Thursday the 24th.  The timesheet is restricted to 3 balls only.  There is a meal and music that evening and all are welcome to attend with half of the proceeds going to Castle Dargan’s superb junior golfers. Tickets are available at reception and in the pro shop.

Sunday’s is singles stableford and is sponsored by Sligo Freeze Chill.

Mixed Scramble (Fridays)
Our weekly mixed Friday scramble is ongoing. Interested players should meet at the golf shop for the draw at 6pm. All welcome.