Club Notes by Michael Flynn & Shiela Clancy

Castle Dargan Ladies Club Golf Notes - 5th May 2016

Recent competition results
Mc Padden Meats 1st Pauline Lennon 2nd Carmel Conlon 3rd Elaine Willis
Barton Smiths (GOY 1) 1st Mary Walsh 2nd Carmel Conlon 3rd Pauline Lennon
ALLURE ACCESSORIES & Gifts 1st Ann Mullen 2nd Claire Reynolds 3rd PAULINE Byrne
Ann Mullen birdied hole 5 and Pauline Byrne birdied on hole 3
Mc Tiernans Daybreak (Stroke) 1st Maeve Kelly 2nd Shiela Clancy 3rd Pauline Lennon
Maeve Kelly had birdies on holes 6 &16

Icon Spa - Lady Members had a most enjoyable and relaxing evening at the Icon Spa on Thursday last.Our thanks to Chrissie and the 3 ladies Niamh Natasha and Rachel for the pampering us so well. We really do appreciate it ladies

Challange Cup - Monday next the Castle Dargan ladies team, captained by Mary Walsh will play Tubbercurry in the Challenge Cup. We have 2 home and 3 away games. Best of luck ladies and hopefully your golfing colleagues will come out to support you at both venues.

Mixed Scamble - The mixed scramble resumed on Friday evening last and will be ongoing over the summer months. Please come along and support this very enjoyable social evening. Meet at the golf shop at 6 pm

Congrats - Heartiest congratulations to Captain Niall, Tanya and the Walsh family on the birth of baby Lochlann last week.

Castle Dargan Mens Club Golf Notes - 25th April 2016

Team practice.
Team practice continues for the inter-clubs this Wednesday at 6.30pm. Anyone interested in playing on the teams especially the national 4ball inter club (old Cecil Ewing) should attend so the captain can look at pairings.

Darren Clarke Cup qualifier.
This weekend saw the qualifying for the Darren Clarke Cup on the Saturday and Sunday. The draw for the knockout stages in next weeks notes.

New Smile Dental Clinic Sponsor.
New Smile Dental Clinic is sponsoring the competitions for the 3 days over the May bank holiday. On the Saturday and Monday the format is stableford and it is a open competition so invite anyone to come along. On the Sunday it's the first Golfer of the year comp and that format is stroke. 

 

Castle Dargan Ladies Notes - 22nd April 2016

Results of recent competitions

-Zodi Shoes - 1st Joan O Dowd, 2nd Pauline Byrne & 3rd Bridie Henry
-Veritas - 1st Joan O Dowd & 2nd Shiela Clancy
-Amelia Sue Nails and Beauty - 1st Pauline Lennon, 2nd Joan O Dowd & 3rd Loretto Brennan
-O Hehirs Bakery - 1st Pauline Byrne, 2nd Bridie Henry & 3rd Pauline Lennon

Sunday next 24th April is sponsored by Barton Smiths and is the first round of the Golfer of the Year. Draw sheet on website. 

The Icon Spa is hosting a pampering evening for lady members on Thursday next 28th April from 6.30 to 8.30 pm. It’s just what we all need after that long dreary winter so come along and enjoy a well-earned relaxing few hours. Thanks to Spa manager Chrissie for arranging this treat for us.

The men’s club are holding a poker night on Friday 22nd April at 8.30 pm in the hotel. All ladies are welcome to come along and bring friends or family. You might just be  lucky to be dealt the Royal Flush.

Captains Niall and Shiela presented a cheque for €500 to Hugh Gallagher of the Sligo Cancer Support Centre on Thursday evening. This was the proceeds from the raffle on St. Patricks Day .Thanks to all who generously bought tickets to support this very worthy charity.

The ever popular mixed scramble will resume on Friday evening next 29th April .Meet at golf shop at 6pm when draw will be done for playing partners. The mixed scramble has always been a fun evening so come along and enjoy.

Poker Night;
The men's club is holding a poker night in Castledargan hotel on this coming Friday 22nd April at 8.30pm. Everyone's support is appreciated for this which is sure to be a great nights fun.
Fred Daly
The Fred Daly team had a great win over Enniscrone in the zone semifinal on Sunday last at home in Castledargan. Patrick callaghan and Sean Carroll set the ball rolling with great wins over their opponents, both 7and6 while Ronan Cahill followed that up with a 3and2 win. Which meant both Fergal Colliery and Conor Burke both called in with 3 matches won. The final is against co sligo golf club in a few weeks time. Dates in next weeks notes.
A.I.B. Fourball
The A.I.B fourball qualifying was on the weekend last and with the weather kind there was a good turnout with the top 8 teams goingthrough. The draw is Kevin Conlon & Ray o Grady v Fergus & John Torsney Paul Mullen & John Sexton v James Davey & Mick o Hara Tony Wasylocha & Paul Mc Gonigal v James Kearns & Aiden Mc Goldrick Andy Kearns & Colin Diamond v Peter Carr & Dave Donovan Team practice Team practice for the interclubs are starting this Wednesday at 6.30pm. Anyone interested in playing on the teams especially the national 4ball inter club (old Cecil Ewing) should attend so the captain can look at pairings.
Competitions coming up.Darren Clarke Cup qualifier. Next weekend see the qualifying for the Darren Clarke Cup. Qualifying  is on the Saturday and Sunday and is a open  competition. Call the golf shop on 0719118541 to book your tee time. New Smile Dental Clinic is sponsoring the competitions for the 3 days over the May bank holiday. On the Saturday and Monday the format is stableford and it is a open competition so invite anyone to come along. On the Sunday it's the first Golfer of the year comp and that format is stroke. 

LADIES WEEKEND 18 HOLE COMPETITION DRAW SHEET
- Sponsor: O'Hehirs Bakery               - Alternate Day Stableford       
- Saturday & Sunday the 16th & 17th April 2016

GROUP 1                                   GROUP 2
Pauline Byrne                           Breege McGoldrick
Pauline Lennon                        Bridie Henry

GROUP 3                                   GROUP 4
Noreen Lunnane                      Ann Mullen
Sheila Clancy                            Mary Walsh
Anita Carty                                 Joan O'Dowd

 

Ladies Club Notes: 10th April 2016
Results of recent competitions as follows
Eco Energy Ltd 30th March 1st Pauline Byrne
Simones 2/3 April 1st Elaine Willis 2nd Joan O Dowd 3rd Bridie Henry
Ann Mullen posted a birdie on the 15th hole.
The Castle Dargan team of Ann Mullen and Ronan Cahill will play Enniscrone on Wed next 13th April at the Galway Bay Golf Resort in the Irish Open-Pro Am Competition. Tee off at 11.30am. We wish our team the very best on the day.
The 9 hole comp on Wed next is sponsored by Amelia Sue Nails and Beauty.  Tee off at 10 am.
Next w/end Alternate day 18 hole comp is sponsored by O’ Hehirs Bakery. Place name on sheet to be included in draw.
Reminder that complimentary golf lessons have started on Wednesday evenings at 6.30 pm
Icon Spa manager Chrissie and staff will host a pampering evening for all lady members at a later date in April. This should be a very enjoyable and relaxing experience for us all. We just might discover the magic lotion for the “fine lines and wrinkles” .Who could pass up on such an opportunity? Watch this space for the date.

Club Fundraiser. 
The men's club have a poker night fundraiser on 22th April in Castledargan. Everyone's support is appreciated for this which is sure to be a great nights fun.
Castledargan cup draw.
The top 16 in the Castledargan cup qualified for the knockout phase and the draw is as follows Cahill Ronan v Michael o Hara, James Davey v Michael flynn, Tony Wasylocha v Niall Kearns, Donal Mc Loughlin v Paul mc Gonigal, Peter Carr v Fergal mc Loughlin, Brian waters v Adam Kearns, Sean Carroll v Patrick callaghan, Brendan Deignan v Niall Walsh.
Last week competitions were sponsored on Saturday by healthy Vending.ie which was won by James fallon with a score of 35pts. In second was Adrian mc Goldrick and in third was Ciaran Cryan. On Sunday the competition sponsor was Supervalu Ballisodare and the winner was Paul mc Gonigal with 35pts. In second was Ciaran Cryan and in third was Colin diamond.
Next weeks competition is the A.I.B 4 ball qualifier on Saturday and Sunday with the following week the Darran Clarke cup  qualifier.  

LADIES WEEKEND 18 HOLE COMPETITION DRAW SHEET
- Sponsor: Zodi Shoes          - Alternate Day Stableford        

- Saturday & Sunday the 9th & 10th April 2016

GROUP 1                              GROUP 2                                                 GROUP 3
Pauline Byrne                      Sheila Clancy                                          Joan O’Dowd
Mary Walsh                           Ann Mullen & Loretto Brennan            Noreen Lunnane & Pauline Lennon  

                                                                             

Castle Dargan Ladies Notes - 1st April 2016

The 18 hole comp this coming w/end is sponsored by Simones
This is also the Irish Open Pro Am competition
The winner of this comp will be joining the winner of the gents comp this weekend and together they will advance to the regional qualifiers as a team. The regional qualifiers draws are done and Castle Dargan will be playing Enniscrone on Wednesday 13 April at The Galway Bay Golf Resort. Tee time 11.30. From the 28 teams in the group the top 4 will qualify to advance in the comp.The All-Ireland final will be played on the Smurfit Course at The K Club in early May .We will all be rooting for the lucky Castle Dargan team so best of luck to all players this w/end. Hopefully members will give it a go.

LADIES WEEKEND 18 HOLE COMPETITION DRAW SHEET

- Sponsor; SIMONES                  - Plus Irish Open Qualifier
- Alternate Day Stableford         - Saturday & Sunday the 2nd & 3rd April 2016

GROUP 1                              GROUP 2                                    GROUP 3
 Pauline Byrne                     Sheila Clancy                             Joan O’Dowd
 Ann Mullen                          Elaine Willis                                Noreen Lunnane & Pauline Lennon      

Results of recent competitions
12/13th March 9 hole club comp
1st Ann Mullen

16th March 9 hole club comp
1st Shiela Clancy 2nd Ann Mullen

19/20th March 18 hole sponsored by Keadys Drycleaners
1st Shiela Clancy 2nd Pauline Lennon

23rd March 9 hole comp sponsored by Yeats Tavern
1st Joan O Dowd 2nd Annette Kearns 3rd Pauline Lennon

26/27th March 18 hole sponsored by Breeogue Pottery
1st Joan O Dowd 2nd Ann Mullen                                                 

Club Competition.
The first of the men's club competitions for the year kicked off with the Gulf Oil sponsored event on 27th/28th March. Winner of the competition was Greg Mahon, first man into King of the castle with a great score of 39pts which was helped with birdies on holes 3 and 13. In 2nd place was Dave o Hara from Co Sligo golf club with 37pts and in 3rd was James Davey with 35pts. Next weeks competition on Saturday is sponsored by Healthy Vending.ie on Saturday and by supervalu Ballisodare on Sunday. Both are stableford competitions. The following week is the A.I.B Bank 4Ball  qualifier so get your pairings ready. Draw for Castledargan cup will be in next weeks notes.
Poker Night
The men's club have a Poker night Fundraiser coming up on Friday 22nd April at 8.30pm. Everyone's support is appreciated for this which is sure to be a great nights fun plus someone will have a pile of money home with them. Spread the word because the more the merrier. 

CLUB FUNDRAISER
The club had its first fundraiser of the year on Good Friday and Easter Saturday last. It was a great turnout and the club would like to thank all the members from our neighbouring clubs who came out to support our event. Winners of the event was our own club members team Ray o Grady, Kevin and Carmel Conlon. The club would like to thank some of our sponsors for the event which include The Glasshouse hotel, Calor Gas and sanoVitae leisure club.

 

Club Competitions
This weeks club competition was played on the bank holiday Sunday and Monday and was sponsored by Gulf Oil. Winners will be published in next weeks notes. Next weeks competition is the qualifier for the Castledargan cup which is played over Saturday and Sunday.  Added bonus for the leading qualifier is a chance to play in the Irish open pro am.
 

CAPTAIN'S DRIVE IN

The club had its captains drive in on this paddys day. There was a big croud of members and friends in attendance and we were blessed with the good weather as the sun shone as the the two new captains Niall and Shiela hit there tee shots straight down the middle (ish) of the fairway. Afterwards the croud gathered up in the bar where Niall and Shiela thanked the club for the opportunity to repersent castledargan for the year ahead. Everyone enjoyed a night of Music and craic and a good night was had by all. The club and Members would like to wish Niall and Shiela an enjoyable and sucessful year ahead.

AURIVO WINTER LEAGUE.
The presentation of the mens winter league sponsored by AURIVO took place after the captains drive in. As expected no team could catch the high scores of team 5 J.TRACEY/P.MCTIERNAN/M.OHARA/D.MCLOUGHLIN. Paul and John accepted their prizes from AURIVO repersentive Eugene Carroll on the night and the club would like to thank AURIVO again for their sponsorship this year.
Winter league results.
1st Team 5 (421pts) John Tracey,Mick O'Hara,Donal McLoughlin,Paul McTiernan.
2nd Team 8 (407pts) Geard Tailly,Aiden McGoldrick,Adrian McGoldrick,James McLoughlin.
3rd Team 7 (405pts) Niall Walsh,Donal Kelly,Mickey Beatty,Alan Taaffe.

GOOD FRIDAY/ EASTER SATURDAY FUNDRAISER.
Our traditional and very popular open scramble takes place on the 25th and 26th of march. While played only on good friday in the past,the event is being extended this year so that teams can now play on either Good Friday or Easter saturday. The format is a 3 person scramble of ladies. nts or mixed, and costs €75 per team. A great list of prizes is available, with goodie bags for all entrants, and there's also an offer of just €105 per team to include the golf and a meal for each player in the hotel afterwards. Time sheet is now open so get your teams lined up, and call 071 9118541 to book your tee time.

CLUB FIXTURES.
The fixture booklet for 2016 competitions is now available in the golf shop and this years competitions kicks off on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday with a Open competition sponsored by GULF OIL. Please come out and support. Also one for the Diary is the following week when the Castledargan cup Qualiflier is on with the added plus of the irish open Qualiflier for the leading score.

Castle Dargan Ladies Notes

On Friday night 4th March the ladies club held a very successful table-quiz in association with the North West Stroke Group in Castle Dargan hotel. There was a great turnout on the night and our sincere thanks to all who participated. 20% of the proceeds go to the Stroke Group. Thanks also to the lady members who kindly donated prizes for the raffle, to the resort for making the room available and for sponsoring a prize .Congratulations to those teams who won 1st and 2nd prizes.
.The Captains drive-in takes place on St. Patricks Day as is tradition in Castledargan. There will be a mixed scramble at 12 noon with the drive-in at 4 pm followed by refreshments, finger food and music. The Captains charity on the day is the Sligo Cancer Support Centre and tickets at €5 a strip will be available in the Golf Shop and on the day. We ask that this very worthy charity is well supported .There are two lovely hampers to be won on the day and we thank sincerely the following sponsors who kindly donated items  for the hampers .Shell’s Café, Kate’s Kitchen, The Food Centre Cleveragh,Cosgrove’s Sligo and Feehily’s Florists Carraroe.
Of course the drive-in kicks off our golfing year and we anticipate a large turnout in support of Captains Niall Walsh and Shiela Clancy.
The presentation of the Homeland sponsored Winter League prizes will also take place on the night. We thank them sincerely for their continued support.
Results: 13th Feb 1st Ann Mullen 5/6th March 1st Pauline Lennon 9th March 1st Ann Mullen.
Our first sponsored 18 hole competition takes place next w/end 19/20th March. Place your name on sheet to be included in draw.
Wednesday competitions continue. Meet at 9.50 for draw with Tee off at 10 am.

Castledargan golf club notes 13th March 2016

Aurvio winter league.
The weather was kind for the final round of the winter league last weekend but we'll have to wait till st Patrick's day after Niall and Sheila's captains drive in for the final results to be announced. See if any of the trailing teams could catch the impressive scores of team 5  J.TREACY/M.OHARA/D.MCLOUGHLIN/P.MCTIERNAN. Also in the mix is Team 8.  G.TAILLY/A.MCGOLIRICK/A.MCGOLDRICK/J.MCLOUGHLIN. And
Team 12.  N.WALSH/D.KELLY/M.BEATTY/A.TAAFFE. Let's see if there can be a upset on the night.

Captains Drive In
Captains Drive In takes place on our traditional date of 17th March. Mixed Scramble, with Drive-In at 4pm, followed by finger food, refreshments and music, and presentation of the Aurivo Winter League prizes. It promises to be a enjoyable day and night and we would like to see as many members and guests come out to support Niall and Shiela officially take the reins for the year ahead. Hope to see you all there.

Good Friday/Easter Saturday Scramble
The first and very important fundraiser for the gents club this year takes place on 25th and 26th of March. The event is a 3 person scramble, costing €75 per team. Teams can play on either the good Friday or Easter Saturday and can be gents, ladies or mixed. Great prizes available with goodie bags for all entrants, and there is also a offer of just €105 per team to include the golf and a meal for each player in the hotel afterwards. Start getting your teams ready and if members can try and get as many non-members involved. Call 0719118541 to book a tee time. 

Castle Dargan Golf Club Notes - 6th March 2016


Aurvio Winter League.
With only one week remaining in the Aurivo sponsored winter league the team at the top will take some catching with consistent high scores in the last few weeks. Team 5 of J.TREACEY/M.OHARA/D.MCLOUGHLIN/P.MCTIERNAN had the top team scores in the last three weeks to open up a gap which looks a little bit too big for the rest of the field to overtake but like Europe in Medinah 'never say never'.
Scores with two weeks remaining were;
Team 5. 336pts J.TREACY/M.OHARA/D.MCLOUGHLIN/P.MCTIERNAN.
Team 8. 316pts G.TAILLY/A.MCGOLIRICK/A.MCGOLDRICK/J.MCLOUGHLIN.
Team 12. 313pts N.WALSH/D.KELLY/M.BEATTY/A.TAAFFE.

Captains Drive In
Captains Drive In takes place on our traditional date of 17th March. A Mixed Scramble, with the Drive-In at 4pm, will be followed by finger food, refreshments and music, and presentation of the Aurivo Winter League prizes. It promises to be a enjoyable day and night and we would like to see as many members and guests come out to support Niall and Shiela officially take the reins for the year ahead. Hope to see you all there.

Good Friday/Easter Saturday Scramble
Our traditional and very popular Open Scramble takes place shortly on the 25th and 26th of March. While played only on Good Friday in the past, the event is being extended this year so that teams can now play on either Good Friday or Easter Saturday.

The format is a 3 person scramble of ladies, gents or mixed, and costs €75 per team. A great list of prizes is available, with goodie bags for all entrants, and there's also an offer of just €105 per team to include the golf and a meal for each player in the hotel afterwards. Time sheet is now open so get your team lined up, and call 071 9118541 to book your tee time.

Men's council meeting

Next men's council meeting takes place on Tuesday 8th March at 9pm in Castle Dargan House. 
 

Castle Dargan Men’s Club Golf Notes

AURIVO Winter league update.
With only three weeks remaining of the winter league sponsored by AURIVO there is everything to play for with only 15 points separating the top three teams. The team scores at the moment with the bottom two scores eliminated are.
Team 5. 289pts J.Tracey/M.O.HARA/D.MC.Loughlin/P.MC.Tiernan
Team 8. 281pts G.TAILLY/A.MC.GOLDRICK/A.MC.GOLDRICK/J.MC.LOUGHLIN
Team 7. 274pts N.Walsh/D.KELLY/M.BEATTY/A.TAAFFE
Team 1. 269pts S.CARROLL/P.MULLEN/J.SEXTON/A.MORLEY
Team 4. 2268pts D.CONNOLLY/B.KELLY/S.O.CONNELL/J.TORSNEY.
Some teams still have players scores to count so all could change on present scores.
Table Quiz for Ladies Club, in association with North West Stroke Group
Friday 4th March, at 8.30pm in Castle Dargan. Entry is €40 per team of four, so please support and enjoy a good night of fun and general knowledge
Captains Drive In
Captains Drive In takes place on our traditional date of 17th March. Mixed Scramble, with Drive-In at 4pm, followed by finger food, refreshments and music, and presentation of the Aurivo Winter League prizes. Hope to see you all there.
Good Friday/Easter Saturday Scramble
The first and very important fundraiser for the gents club this year takes place on 25th and 26th of March. The event is a 3 person scramble, costing €75 per team. Teams can play on either the Friday or Saturday and can be gents, ladies or mixed. Great prizes available. Start getting your team lined up!
Golf Course Maintenance Presentation
A good crowd was present at last Thursdays presentation on the maintenance plan and projected
Course works for 2016,2017 and beyond. It was great to hear a intensified plan which Ollie will be spearheading over the next 18 months initially, and then further beyond again, as everyone at castledargan commits to the necessary improvements, and changes which will have a great benefit
for the course, the members and all visitors to the resort in the coming years. Further details of the plan will be distributed to members in due course, and we look forward to reaping the rewards of these works in the future. For any further details on this, please contact Xav at the golf shop.

A big Congratulations to our very own Xavier Médas on his recent awarding as PGA Advanced Professional - Acknowledging his active role as a PGA professional at Castle Dargan and Regional Coach, as well as added qualifications (Level 3 coach, sport psychology cert., strength & conditioning cert, etc). - There are only a dozen recognised PGA Advanced Professionals in the country and so the title is a real testament to his amazing work here at Castle Dargan and his constant strife to further his contribution to the sport. 

Castle Dargan Men’s Club Golf Notes

AURIVO Winter league update;
With only three weeks remaining of the winter league sponsored by AURIVO  there is everything to play for with only five points separating the top three teams. The team scores at the moment with the bottom two scores eliminated are.
Team 5. 245pts J.Tracey/M.O.HARA/D.MC.Loughlin/P.MC.Tiernan
Team 7. 240pts N.Walsh/D.KELLY/M.BEATTY/A.TAAFFE
Team 8. 240pts G.TAILLY/A.MC.GOLDRICK/A.MC.GOLDRICK/J.MC.LOUGHLIN
Team 4. 234pts D.CONNOLLY/B.KELLY/S.O.CONNELL/J.TORSNEY.
Some teams still have players scores to count so all could change on present scores.

Table Quiz for Ladies Club, in association with North West Stroke Group
Friday 4th March, at 8.30pm in Castle Dargan. Entry is €40 per team of four, so please support and enjoy a good night of fun and general knowledge

Captains Drive In
Captains Drive In takes place on our traditional date of 17th March. Mixed Scramble, with Drive-In at 4pm, followed by finger food, refreshments and music, and presentation of the Aurivo Winter League prizes. Hope to see you all there.

Good Friday/Easter Saturday Scramble
The first and very important fundraiser for the gents club this year takes place on 25th and 26th of March. The event is a 3 person scramble, costing €75 per team. Teams can play on either the Friday or Saturday and can be gents, ladies or mixed. Great prizes available. Start getting your team lined up!

Sympathies
All involved at the Gents Club would like to extend sympathies to Lady Council Member Annette Kerins, on the recent passing of her mother Nancy Kearns Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Castledargan Ladies Golf Notes

9 hole club competitions continue on Wednesdays at 10 am. Meet for draw at 9.50.
Our W/end 9 hole Alt Day club comps are ongoing. Arrange playing partners and Tee times.
Ladies fundraising Table Quiz takes place on Friday 4th March in association with North West Stroke Group. The support of club members would be very much appreciated so please get a table of 4 together for what is always an enjoyable event.
The fifth round of the Winter League will be played next w/end 20/21 February .There may very well be an outright winning team after this round but if not play-offs will be arranged later.
A reminder that there will be a Golf Course Maintenance & Projects Meeting  on Thursday 25th Feb at 7 pm in Castle Dargan. Members are encouraged to attend this meeting to get an update on the work being carried out on the course and the plans for the next few years.

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.