Club Notes by Niall Walsh & Joan O'Dowd

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Castle Dargan Ladies Update 7 December 2014


Castle Dargan Ladies Golf Club held their Annual General Meeting on Thursday last 4th December. Lady Captain Claire Reynolds 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. Claire handed over to incoming Lady Captain Joan and the 2015 Officers were elected as follows: Lady Captain Joan O’Dowd, Lady Vice Captain Sheila Clancy, Honorary Secretary Ann Mullen, Honorary Treasurer Loretto Brennan, Handicap Secretary Elaine Willis, Handicap Committee Kathleen Coughlan, Claire Reynolds & Sheila Clancy. Competition Secretary Pauline Byrne, Assistant Competition Secretary Carmel Conlon, Junior Convenor Annette Kearns.
The meeting concluded with a lovely presentation to Claire by Joan on behalf of the membership in recognition of her very successful year as Lady Captain.
The final ladies prizegivng will take place on Friday next 12th December at 9 p.m. sharp. Prize-winners will be notified and are asked to nominate somebody to collect their prize if they are unavailable on the night to collect it themselves.
We take this opportunity to thank our very loyal and generous sponsors for their support throughout 2014. Their sponsorship is crucial to the running of the club and our enjoyment of the game. We again wish them success in the coming year and we look forward to their continued support in 2015. We would ask our members to support them at every available opportunity.

Castle Dargan Golf Notes - 8th December 2014

Winter League

The leading scorers following round 3 of the Winter League 2014 are as follows-

BENNY DEIGNAN
MICK CONROY
PAUL MCGONIGLE
SEAMUS O CONNELL
Total Score To Date 136

DARRAGH CONNOLLY
MICK O HARA
ALAN TAFFE
FERGUS TORSNEY
Total Score To Date 131

CHRIS KILCULLEN
AIDIAN MC GOLDRICK
PAUL COUGHLIN
JOHN SEXTON
Total Score To Date 130

RAY O GRADY
FERGAL KELLY
ADRIAN MC GOLDRICK
GERRY TEAGUE
Total Score To Date 129

 

Castle Dargan Ladies Update 30 November 2014


The third round of the Winter League, kindly sponsored by Aurivo, took place last weekend 29/30 November in lovely weather and excellent course conditions. The current state of play is posted on the notice board at the Golf Shop. We look forward to the remaining rounds in Leg 1 scheduled for 10/11 & 24/25 January 2015. Our 9 hole stableford Club competitions will continue twice weekly through the winter months. Meet on Wednesday mornings at 10.20 for draw and 10.30 tee off. The weekend alternate day competition can be played on either Saturdays or Sundays. Arrange your own partners. Enjoy after golf refreshments in the Middleton Bar @ Castle Dargan Hotel.
President Dermot & Breege Fallon hosted the President’s Dinner in the Coach House Lounge in Castle Dargan Hotel last Friday night.  The large attendance of members, family and friends thoroughly enjoyed a delicious four course meal followed by presentation of Presidents Prizes and Perpetual Trophies. Congratulations to prize-winners, one and all. Our Junior Section featured strongly on the night both in attendance and in praise of their remarkable achievements in 2014, which has drawn very positive attention to Castle Dargan Golf Club. The night was completed with music, dancing and all round sociability well into the early hours.
Castle Dargan Ladies Golf Club will hold their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 4th December at 8 p.m. in The Coach House Lounge @ Castle Dargan Hotel, followed by refreshments. All lady members are invited to attend.
The final ladies prizegivng will take place on Friday 12th December at 9 p.m. sharp. Prize-winners will be notified and are asked to nominate somebody to collect their prize if they are unavailable on the night to collect it themselves.
We take this opportunity to thank our very loyal and generous sponsors for their support throughout 2014. Their sponsorship is crucial to the running of the club and our enjoyment of the game and we look forward to their continued support in 2015. We would ask our members to support them at every available opportunity.

Castle Dargan Golf Notes – 30th November 2014

Wassie’s Chipper Winter League
The Winter League continues each week with rounds to be played on either Saturdays or Sundays. Remember, each team member must contribute a minimum of 3 cards to their teams total over the 8 weeks of the competition. And for the first 5 weeks of the competition, 2 scores will count for each team, while for the last 3 weeks, 3 scores will count. So every round could end up being very important for your team. Make sure all your team members get out and play, and book your tee times for next weekend now. Call 071 9118080 to book.

Presentation Night
On Friday night last, the 28th of November, the final prize-giving night of the year took place in Castle Dargan with a huge crowd attending and enjoying a beautiful meal before the presentations were made.

The crowd were addressed by among others, Lady Captain Claire Reynolds, Gents Captain Dave Donovan and Club President Mr Dermot Fallon, while the real stars of the night were the members of our junior section, who received special presentations following their fantastic achievements throughout 2014. Among some of the awards made to these hugely talented juniors were the following –

Luke Sherlock - Leading qualifier, Connacht Boys Open
Sean Carroll -  Ulster Boys under 13 Open Champion
Patrick Callaghan - Irish Open Boys under 13 Champion
Darragh Connolly, James Carroll, Conor Burke - Kenny Cup Winners 2014

It’s a testament to the depth of young talent that we have at the club, that these are only some of the recent achievements of these young men under the current junior captaincy of Fergal Collery, and apart from the titles and cups they are capturing around the country, the club is extremely proud to have these young golfers as superb sportsmen and ambassadors for the game of golf.

Aside from the juniors, there were plenty of other major prizes to be presented in the Gents section also, with the some of the presentations being made to the following winners –

Presidents Prize Winner – Jim McLoughlin
Darren Clarke Cup Winner – Ray O Grady
Castle Dargan Cup Winner – Ciaran Cryan
Fourball Cup Winners – Kevin Conlon & Ray O Grady
Council Cup Winner – Kevin Torsney
Golfer of the Year – Adrian Walls
King of the Castle – Gerard Tailly

Well done to all the prize winners on the night and also throughout the year. Special mention must go in particular to Club President Mr Dermot Fallon, as he was thanked by many for his continued investment in the club and it’s facilities, which will shortly include a new driving range. The club, the course, and it’s facilities are going from strength to strength, and we look forward to further improvements and successes in 2015 and beyond.

Castle Dargan Golf Notes – 24th November 2014

Wassie’s Chipper Winter League
Things are tight at the top of the league table in the early stages of this years Winter League sponsored by Wassies Chipper. In fact we have 2 teams tied in first place at the moment. Benny Deignan, Mick Conroy, Paul McGonagle and Seamus O Connell are on 90 points so far after 2 weekends, and they are joined at the top by Darragh Connolly, Mick O Hara, Alan Taaffe and Fergus Torsney. Just behind these on 88 points is the team comprising Chris Kilcullen, Aiden McGoldrick, Paul Coughlan and John Sexton, while on 86 points is the team of Ray O Grady, Fergal Kelly, Adrian McGoldrick and Gerry Teague.

Top individual scorers to date are Adrian McGoldrick with a hugely impressive 50 points from 2 outings, with Benny Deignan contributing 49 points to his teams total. However, as all four players must contribute at least 3 cards each over the 8 weeks of the tournament, it’s still all to play for, even for those teams further down the leader board. So make sure to book your tee time for next weekend and get your all your team members out playing.

Poker Night
A great night was enjoyed by all who attended the fund raising poker night held in Castle Dargan last Friday night. There were almost 50 players competing for the prize money, so thanks to everyone to came along and supported the night. And if you weren’t able to make it on this occasion, there will hopefully be more chances to take part in the new year, so watch this space.

Presentation Night
On Friday next,  the 28th of November, the final prize-giving night of the year will take place in Castle Dargan. All of the major Cups will be presented on the night – ie. Darren Clarke Cup, Castle Dargan Cup, Council Cup, Fourball Cup - along with the King of the Castle, Golfer of the Year, some junior golf presentations and the Presidents Prizes. There will be music to enjoy following the presentations, and tickets will be available shortly for what promises to be a great night for the club.

Castle Dargan Ladies Update 23 November 2014


The third round of the Winter League, kindly sponsored by Aurivo, will take place next weekend 29/30 November with the remaining rounds scheduled for January 2015. Our 9 hole stableford Club competitions will continue twice weekly through the winter months. Meet on Wednesday mornings at 10.20 for draw and 10.30 tee off. The weekend alternate day competition can be played on either Saturdays or Sundays. Arrange your own partners. Enjoy after golf refreshments in the Middleton Bar @ Castle Dargan Hotel.
The following are results of recent club competitions:12 Nov 1st Kate Hegarty, 2nd Ann Mullen. 15/16 Nov 1st Andrea Hewitt, 2nd Pauline Lennon. 19 Nov 1st Kate Hegarty, 2nd Ann Mullen. 22/23 Nov 1st Kate Hegarty.

The President’s Dinner will take place next Friday 28th November @ 8p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Golf Shop @ €20 for 2 people with 50% of the proceeds going to Junior Golf at Castle Dargan. We look forward to what is always a very enjoyable evening, which will include presentation of Golfer of the Year, Queen of the Castle, Bronze Medal and Hole in One Trophies.
Castle Dargan Ladies Golf Club will hold their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 4th December at 8 p.m. in The Coach House Lounge @ Castle Dargan Hotel. All lady members are invited to attend.
 

Castle Dargan Ladies Update 16 November 2014

A remembrance mass for our dear departed friend and former Lady Captain, Mary Mc Gourty will be celebrated by Fr. Pat Peyton at the Couch House Lounge in Castle Dargan @ 8.00 p.m. on Tuesday next 18th November. We look forward to seeing Mary’s family & friends there, together with the Castle Dargan Golf Club community.
The second round of the Winter League, kindly sponsored by Aurivo, took place last weekend in very pleasant weather conditions and the course is in great condition, despite last week’s incessant rain. Next round is scheduled for 29/30 November. Our 9 hole stableford Club competitions will continue twice weekly through the winter months. Meet on Wednesday mornings at 10.20 for draw and 10.30 tee off. The weekend alternate day competition can be played on either Saturdays or Sundays. Arrange your own partners. Enjoy after golf refreshments in the Middleton Bar @ Castle Dargan Hotel.
The following are results of recent club competitions: 29 Oct 1st Ann Mullen, 2nd Mary Kennedy, 3rd Mary Mitchell. 5 Nov 1st Ann Mullen. 8/9 Nov 1st Kate Hegarty, 2nd Ann Mullen. 12 Nov 1st Ann Mullen.

The President’s Dinner will take place on Friday 28th November @ 8p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Golf Shop @ €20 for 2 people with 50% of the proceeds going to Junior Golf at Castle Dargan. We look forward to what is always a very enjoyable evening, which will include presentation of annual trophies.
Castle Dargan Ladies Golf Club will hold their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 4th December at 8 p.m. in The Coach House Lounge @ Castle Dargan Hotel. All lady members are invited to attend.
 

Castle Dargan Golf Notes – 10th November 2014

Wassie’s Open Winter League
Wassie’s Open Winter League will commence next weekend, the 15th and 16th November. The teams will be drawn from seeded handicap groups, but you can still play your round with whoever you want. Your individual card will go towards your teams total, and for the first 5 weekends, the best 2 cards will count for your team, while for the last 3 weeks, the best 3 cards will count. Remember, each team member must contribute 3 scores over the course of the competition. Rounds can be played on the Saturday or Sunday of each weekend, and each round will be over 11 holes. Check with the golf shop later in the week for details of the draw.

Poker Night
Friday, the 21st of November is a date to keep in your diary as Castle Dargan will host a fund raising Poker Night starting at 9pm. The buy in will be €25, with €10 unlimited rebuys for the 1st hour. Refreshments will be served during the evening, so come along for what promises to be a night of great fun.

Presentation Night
On Friday the 28th of November, the final prize-giving night of the year will take place in Castle Dargan. All of the major Cups will be presented on the night – ie. Darren Clarke Cup, Castle Dargan Cup, Council Cup, Fourball Cup - along with the King of the Castle, Golfer of the Year, some junior golf presentations and the Presidents Prizes. There will be music to enjoy following the presentations, and tickets will be available shortly for what promises to be a great night for the club.

Contact details
We are presently updating our contacts list, so can all members please contact the golf shop and ensure that we have the correct mobile number and email address on file for you, so that we can keep you up to date with any important events happening at the club. 

 

Castle Dargan Ladies Update 8 November 2014

The second round of the Winter League, kindly sponsored by Aurivo, will take place over next weekend 15/16 November. Subsequent rounds of the first leg of the competition are scheduled to take place 29/30 November, 10/11 January and 24/25 January. Our 9 hole stableford Club competitions will continue twice weekly through the winter months. Meet on Wednesday mornings at 10.20 for draw and 10.30 tee off. The weekend alternate day competition can be played on either Saturdays or Sundays. Arrange your own partners. Enjoy after golf refreshments in the Middleton Bar @ Castle Dargan Hotel.
Work on the new driving range at the Golf Academy in Castle Dargan Resort is moving at a considerable pace in the past few weeks. We wish Mark Millar and his team well with this new project which will further enhance our practice facilities at the resort.  We also thank them for their excellent course maintenance throughout the year which has left the course in great condition for the winter months.
The President’s Dinner will take place on Saturday 28th November @ 8p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Golf Shop @ €20 for 2 people with 50% of the proceeds going to Junior Golf at Castle Dargan. We look forward to what is always a very enjoyable evening, which will include presentation of annual trophies.
Castle Dargan Ladies Golf Club will hold their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 4th December at 8 p.m. in The Coach House Lounge @ Castle Dargan Hotel. All lady members are invited to attend.

Castle Dargan Ladies Update 1 November 2014

Results: Club Competition 22nd October 1st Anita Carty, 2nd Loretto Brennan, 3rd Therese O’Rourke. Feehily Florist: 1st Anita Carty, 2nd Mary Kennedy, 3rd Sheila Clancy.
Golfer of the Year, sponsored by Gulf Oil, has been won by Pauline Lennon. The Queen of the Castle Trophy was sponsored by our dear departed friend and former Lady Captain Mary Mc Gourty has been won by Mary Mitchell and the Bronze Medal Competition was won by Ann Mullen. Well done ladies!
The first round of our Winter League, kindly sponsored by Aurivo, got off to a flying start last weekend, despite the trying weather conditions. Subsequent rounds in the first leg of the competition are scheduled for 15/16 November, 29/30 November, 10/11 January and 24/25 January. Our 9 hole stableford Club competitions will continue twice weekly through the winter months. Meet on Wednesday mornings at 10.20 for draw and 10.30 tee off. The weekend alternate day competition can be played on either Saturdays or Sundays. Arrange your own partners. Enjoy after golf refreshments in the Middleton Bar @ Castle Dargan Hotel.
Work on the new driving range at the Golf Academy in Castle Dargan Resort is moving at a considerable pace in the past few weeks. We wish Mark Millar and his team well with this new project which will further enhance our practice facilities at the resort.  We also thank them for their excellent course maintenance throughout the year which has left the course in great condition for the winter months.
The President’s Dinner will take place on Saturday 28th November @ 8p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Golf Shop @ €20 for 2 people with 50% of the proceeds going to Junior Golf at Castle Dargan. We look forward to what is always a very enjoyable evening, which will include presentation of annual trophies.
Our resident PGA Professional Xavier Medas will hold a session of 6 Group Golf Classes in November & December at Sligo Golf Academy. Contact Xavier at the Golf Shop for more details.

Castle Dargan Golf Notes - 27th October 2014

Results
Saturday 25th October
1st Wilfred Bourke
2nd  Peter Carr
3rd Alan Martin

Sunday 26th October
1st Andy Kearns
2nd  Thomas Kelly
3rd Michael O Hara

King of the Castle, Sunday 26th October
1st Gerard Tailly
2nd John Torsney
3rd Peter Carr

Winter League
Registration is now taking place for this years winter league which will commence on the weekend of the 14th/15th November. The league is open to non-members and will consist of teams of 4 gents, so please feel free to invite friends and fellow players. The teams will be drawn from seeded handicap groups, but you can still play with whoever you want. Your individual card will go towards your teams total, and for the first 5 weekends, the best 2 cards will count for your team, while for the last 3 weeks, the best 3 cards will count. But remember, each team member must contribute 3 scores over the course of the competition. Rounds can be played on Saturday or Sunday of each weekend, and each round will be over 11 holes. Entry is €20 for members and €50 for non-members and names are now being taken in the golf shop.

Poker Night
Friday, the 21st of November is a date to keep in your diary as Castle Dargan will host a fund raising Poker Night starting at 9pm. The buy in will be €25, with €10 unlimited rebuys for the 1st hour. Refreshments will be served during the evening, so come along for what promises to be a night of great fun.
 

Castle Dargan Ladies Update 24 October 2014


Competition Results: Joanne Mc Gourty El Pelo Hair Design 1st Ann Mullen, 2nd Pauline Lennon, 3rd Sheila Clancy. Grainne Gilmartin Chiropractor: 1st Ann Mullen, 2nd Joan O’Dowd
Our midweek Club Competition on Wednesday next 29th October will tee off @ 10.30 sharp. Meet beforehand for draw. The first round of our Winter League, kindly sponsored by Aurivo, will take place over weekend 1/2 November. Subsequent rounds in the first leg of the competition are scheduled for 15/16 November, 29/30 November, 10/11 January and 24/25 January. The draw for playing partners and Conditions of Winter League are posted in the Golf Shop. Enjoy both golf and partnerships. As always, have some after- golf refreshment at the Middleton Bar.
Work on the new driving range at the Golf Academy in Castle Dargan Resort is moving at a considerable pace in the past few weeks. We wish Mark Millar and his team well with this new project which will further enhance our practice facilities at the resort.  We also thank them for their excellent course maintenance throughout the year which has left the course in pristine condition for the winter months.

 

Castle Dargan Ladies Update 19 October 2014

Our midweek Club Competition on Wednesday next 22nd October will tee off @ 10.30 sharp. Meet beforehand for draw. The weekend alternate day competition takes place on Sat/Sun 25th & 26th October and is sponsored by Feehily Florists, Carraroe. Place your name on the list at the golf shop to be included in the draw which will take place on Wednesday afternoon. The draw can be viewed on Castle Dargan website. Enjoy after-golf refreshments in the Middleton Bar @ Castle Dargan Hotel.
The first round of our Winter League, kindly sponsored by Aurivo, will take place  over weekend 1/2 November. Subsequent rounds in the first leg of the competition are scheduled for 15/16 November, 29/30 November, 10/11 January and 24/25 January. The draw for playing partners will be posted in the Golf Shop this week. Enjoy both golf and partnerships.
Please come and enjoy our final Mixed Scramble of the year which will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 27 October. Thanks to former Captains Mary Walsh and Dermot Flynn for their trojan work in keeping the traditional mixed scramble up and running this year. It has proven to be an enjoyable joint golfing partnership with the all important sociability playing an important role.  
Work on the new driving range at the Golf Academy in Castle Dargan Resort is moving at a considerable pace in the past few weeks. We wish Mark Millar and his team well with this new project which will greatly enhance our practice facilities at the resort.  We also thank them for their excellent course maintenance throughout the year which has left the course in pristine condition for the winter months.

 

Castle Dargan Golf Notes - 20th October 2014

 

Results
Saturday 18th October
1st Martin Burke
2nd  Aiden McGoldrick
3rd Paul Coughlan

Sunday 19th October
1st James Davey
2nd  Michael O Hara
3rd Ciaran Cryan

 

Winter League
Registration is now taking place for this years winter league which will commence on the weekend of the 14th/15th November. The league is open to non-members and will consist of teams of 4 gents, so please feel free to invite friends and fellow players. The teams will be drawn from seeded handicap groups, but you can still play with whoever you want. Your individual card will go towards your teams total, and for the first 5 weekends, the best 2 cards will count for your team, while for the last 3 weeks, the best 3 cards will count. But remember, each team member must contribute 3 scores over the course of the competition. Rounds can be played on Saturday or Sunday of each weekend, and each round will be over 11 holes. Entry is €20 for members and €50 for non-members and names are now being taken in the golf shop.
 

 

Castle Dargan Golf Notes 13th October 2014

New Driving Range
Work started during the week on our new driving range, which will be located in the academy grounds of Castle Dargan Golf Course. This will be a huge addition to the facilities at the club, and along with the practise green, chipping area, practise bunker and putting green, will ensure our club has some of the finest practise facilities of any club in the area. No excuses then!

Winter League (open to non-members)
Registration is now open for our Winter League which will commence on the weekend of the 14th / 15th November.  The format will be a team of four gents, which will be drawn from seeded handicap groupings, and players enter individual cards over each of the 8 weekends of the competition. For the first 5 weeks, the best 2 individual cards will go towards your team score, while over the last 3 weeks, the best 3 cards will count. However, each player must contribute at least 3 cards towards your teams total throughout the competition. Rounds will be played over 11 holes and can be played on the Saturday or Sunday of each weekend. You can also play with whomever you wish each week – it’s just your individual card which will go towards your teams score. Entry is open to non-members, with entry fees at €20 for members and €50 for non-members, so feel free to invite friends to participate. Entry sheet is now open in the golf shop so please register as soon as possible.

Results
Saturday 11th October
1st Vincent Dwyer (11)  38pts
2nd Ray O Grady (6)   38pts (after countback)
3rd  Sean Carroll (7)   38pts (after countback)

Sunday 12th October
1st Ciaran Cryan (15)  41pts
2nd Andy Kearns (20)  36pts
3rd  Gerard Tailly (13)  35pts

Sponsors
Castle Dargan would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our gents sponsors who contribute so generously to our competitions over the year. Without this continued support, our competitions could not take place, and we continue to encourage members and friends to support our sponsors whenever possible. Our sponsors include – AIB, Anderco Safety, Barton Smith’s, Clifford Electrical, Connacht Gold, Connacht Asphalt, Connolly’s Bar, Cullen’s Bar, Eddie Carr and Company, The Embassy, Gulf Oil, Healthy Vending, Henry Jewellers, Innisfree Bar, Inland Inflatable Services, 1 Stop Motor Shop, Leitrim Crystal, M&K Oils, Envest Environmental, New Smile Dental Clinic, Se7en, Sherlock’s Meats, Signs Express, Sligo Freeze & Chill, Sligo Golf Academy, Sligo Supply Centre, Supervalue Ballisadare, Thomas Kelly, Tindal Wines, Top Part Sligo, Ulster Bank, Wassie’s Chipper, Wehrly Jewellers.
 

Castle Dargan Ladies Update 12 October 2014


President’s Day at Castle Dargan was a truly enjoyable golfing experience. President Dermot Fallon was on hand to welcome a very large group of golfers with warm hospitality and great humour. The weather was excellent and Head Green-keeper Mark Miller and his team had the course in pristine conditions. There were some excellent scores on the day and congratulations to Pauline Lennon on scooping the much coveted President’s Prize to the Ladies.
Competition Results: Rosanno’s Hair Design 1st Anita Carty, 2nd Ann Mullen, 3rd Kate Hegarty. Italian Wardrobe: 1st Ann Mullen, 2nd Pauline Lennon, 3rd Mary Kennedy. Eason’s:  1st Ann Mullen, 2nd Pauline Lennon, 3rd Joan O’Dowd.

The midweek 9 hole competition on Wednesday next 15th October is kindly sponsored by Joanne Mc Gourty @ El Pelo Hair Design. Meet for draw before 10.30 tee-off. The weekend alternate day competition takes place on Sat/Sun 18th & 19th October and is sponsored by Grainne Gilmartin, Chiropractor. Place your name on the list at the golf shop to be included in the draw which will take place on Wednesday afternoon. The draw can be viewed on Castle Dargan website. Enjoy after-golf refreshments in the Middleton Bar @ Castle Dargan Hotel.

Our Winter League, kindly sponsored by Aurivo will commence at the beginning of November. The format will be the same as last year and we encourage as many members as possible to participate in this very enjoyable competition, while keeping their golf skills live over the winter months. Draw for playing partners will take place on Wednesday next 15th October.

Prizegiving will take place in the Courtyard @ Castle Dargan Hotel on Friday next 18th October at 9 p.m. sharp. Can all prize winners attend on the night to collect their prizes or, in the event of them being unable to come, please nominate someone to collect your prize on your behalf. We take this opportunity to thank our loyal and generous sponsors. Their support is crucial to the running of our club and we urge all members to support our sponsors whenever possible.
Our sincere thanks to everybody who supported our hosting of the Two Loves of Gabriel Foley presented by the Acorn Players on Friday night last. It was a hilarious production and we hope everybody enjoyed it as much as we did. Thank you to everybody who helped and supported us along the way.

Castle Dargan Golf Notes 6th October 2014

Presidents Day
A big field took to the course for Presidents Day last Sunday, where windy conditions made for a challenging day in this stroke play competition off the blue tees. The course is in magnificent condition at the moment and much credit must be given to head greenkeeper Mark Millar, and indeed to Club President Mr Dermot Fallon. And on the course, there were some mightily impressive scores at the head of the field following the days play. With 5 birdies sprinkled throughout his round, it was Jim McLoughlin (8) who took the Presidents Prize with a fantastic score of 67 nett. All the more impressive was that Jim came through the notoriously difficult finishing stretch at Castle Dargan in 1 under par for his last six holes. Niall Kearns (15) was a very close second with another great score of 68 nett. While John Treacy (10) came in third with a 71 nett.

Cup competitions
Most of the major Cup competitions are nearly completed for this year, with just the Open Fourball Cup yet to be completed. In the Darren Clarke Cup, it was an all local final this year, with Ray O Grady beating Jim McLoughlin to take the title. In the Castle Dargan Cup, Ciaran Cryan came out on top after his final match against John Treacy. While in the Council Cup it was Kevin Torsney who claimed the victory over Donal McLoughlin in their decider. The presentation of these Cups, along with the Presidents Day prizes and the 4 ball Cup, will be made at a later date in November. 

Castle Dargan Ladies Update 12 October 2014


President’s Day at Castle Dargan was a truly enjoyable golfing experience. President Dermot Fallon was on hand to welcome a very large group of golfers with warm hospitality and great humour. The weather was excellent and Head Green-keeper Mark Miller and his team had the course in pristine conditions. There were some excellent scores on the day and congratulations to Pauline Lennon on scooping the much coveted President’s Prize to the Ladies.
Competition Results: Rosanno’s Hair Design 1st Anita Carty, 2nd Ann Mullen, 3rd Kate Hegarty. Italian Wardrobe: 1st Ann Mullen, 2nd Pauline Lennon, 3rd Mary Kennedy. Eason’s:  1st Ann Mullen, 2nd Pauline Lennon, 3rd Joan O’Dowd.
The midweek 9 hole competition on Wednesday next 15th October is kindly sponsored by Joanne Mc Gourty @ El Pelo Hair Design. Meet for draw before 10.30 tee-off. The weekend alternate day competition takes place on Sat/Sun 18th & 19th October and is sponsored by Grainne Gilmartin, Chiropractor. Place your name on the list at the golf shop to be included in the draw which will take place on Wednesday afternoon. The draw can be viewed on Castle Dargan website. Enjoy after-golf refreshments in the Middleton Bar @ Castle Dargan Hotel.
Our Winter League, kindly sponsored by Aurivo will commence at the beginning of November. The format will be the same as last year and we encourage as many members as possible to participate in this very enjoyable competition, while keeping their golf skills live over the winter months. Draw for playing partners will take place on Wednesday next 15th October.
Prizegiving will take place in the Courtyard @ Castle Dargan Hotel on Friday next 18th October at 9 p.m. sharp. Can all prize winners attend on the night to collect their prizes or, in the event of them being unable to come, please nominate someone to collect your prize on your behalf. We take this opportunity to thank our loyal and generous sponsors. Their support is crucial to the running of our club and we urge all members to support our sponsors whenever possible.
Our sincere thanks to everybody who supported our hosting of the Two Loves of Gabriel Foley presented by the Acorn Players on Friday night last. It was a hilarious production and we hope everybody enjoyed it as much as we did. Thank you to everybody who helped and supported us along the way.

Castle Dargan Ladies Update 5 October 2014


Results: Cephalo Hair Couture 1st Kate Hegarty, 2nd Pauline Lennon, 3rd Pauline Byrne
The midweek 9 hole competition on Wednesday next 8th October is kindly sponsored by Italian Wardrobe. Meet for draw before 10.30 tee-off. The weekend alternate day competition takes place on Sat/Sun 11th & 12th October and is sponsored by Easons. Place your name on the list at the golf shop to be included in the draw which will take place on Wednesday afternoon. The draw can be viewed on Castle Dargan website. Enjoy after-golf refreshments in the Middleton Bar @ Castle Dargan Hotel.
Our Winter League, kindly sponsored by Aurivo (formerly Connacht Gold) will commence at the beginning of November. Format will be the same as last year and we encourage as many members as possible to participate in this very enjoyable competition while keeping their golf skills live over the winter months. Draw for playing partners will take place shortly.
Castle Dargan Ladies Golf Club will host a play at Castle Dargan Hotel on Friday 10th October. This is a hilarious comedy called ‘The 2 Loves of Gabriel Foley’ by Jimmy Keary and will be performed by Acorn Players. 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.