Rory McIlroy

What a weekend to be alive and be a fan of golf. Four days of breath taking golf and at the end another Irishman capturing one of the most coveted trophies on the circuit. Great credit to Rory and also to the Golfing Union of Ireland for providing such excellent training facilities for our young.golfers.Things can only get better

For your diary

Thurs. 23 June.   Sisters. Contact:Mary O’Gorman

Thurs. 23 June. Seniors to Tullamore.

Sat. 25 June Ex. Presidents and Captains: Golf 3pm to 5pm followed by Dinner. Contact Joan at 057 9120337

Sat/Sun. 25/26 June.  Open Scramble . Any Combination.

Sat. 9.30.  Senior Cup v The Heath at Portarlington.

Sun. 26 June 4pm. Castlebarna Shield. Birr v Portarlington

Mon. Junior Golf every Monday at 10am.

Mon. 27 June 4.45.  Presidents’ Mixed Scramble.

Tues. 28 June.   Open Stableford. All welcome.

Wed. 29 June. 10.15.  Seniors. Note change of day.

Thurs. 30 June.  McDowell Trophy.

Fri. 1 July.   Drumcullen GAA Classic.

Sat. 2 July 9 to 12.30. Finals of 3ball competition. 20 Markers needed. Contact:Francie Horan.



Lady Captain Rita Delaney’s Prize to men.  1st Tom Higgins (24) 39pts. 2nd Peter  Swanepoel (16)  38pts. Gross:BillyDonlon 33pts. 3rd Frank Lennon (18) 38pts.

Mini Classic. 1st Roger Byrne Pat Madden Daryl Lowry Sean Heffernan 105 pts 2nd Gerry Bell  Denise Delaney Patrice Delaney Eimer Delaney 100 pts.3rd John Kelly Eamon Lowry Thady Clancy Jim Hamill 100pts. 4th   Bernadette Coughlan Caroline McCarthy Jim Spain  Ger Coughlan 97 pts.  Congratulations to Ann Frawley on a hole in one at the 8th.

Open Tuesday. 1st Laurence Smith 35pts. 2nd Robbie Sheils 35 pts. Gross: Conor Stone 30 pts.  3rd Darragh Kennedy 34 pts

Presidents’ Mixed. 1st Martin Young Ena Guilfoyle Mary D’Arcy 26.7. 2nd Mairead McIntyre Vera Smyth Sean Bergin. 27.  3rd Willie Madden Mary O’Gorman Theresa Fealey 28.4. 4th Darragh Claffey Mary Byrne John Guilfoyle 28.7.

Seniors. H Healy T King M Dempsey 43; B Mc Guirk T Murtagh P Byrne 44. Outing To Tullamore Thurs Jun 23rd. Draw at 10am.

Junior Results

18 hole: Tie between Shane Mooney and Conor Nolan 35pts. 9hole:  1st Conor Lavin 2nd Patrick Scully.

Good luck to the foursomes team in the match against Highfield in Edenderry. The team is: Sean Stone, Eric Byrne, Cian Harte, Conor Stone John Bourke

Junior golf every Monday morning at 10am.

Inter club

Congratulations to the Duggan Cup team under Roddy Molloy and John Kelly on their victory over Esker Hills. We wish them every success in the next round.

In the Tudenham Cup match bad light stopped play with one match to be completed. This will be played durring the week. With a bit of luck we shall come through.

This week our Seniors and Castlebarna Shield teams take to the fairways.  The Seniors under manager Michael Lyons is: Michael Horan, Billy Donlon, Declan Gath Seamas Breen, Roger Byrne Billy McGarry and Stephen Brumell.

The Castlebarnas under Tom King and Alan Naylor is: Ollie Nolan and Thatd Clancy at home. Away are Christy McGarry, Daryl Lowry and Noel Lyons.  Best of luck to all.

Ladies’ golf

Valerie Doyle 18 Hole Competition. The results of the Valerie Doyle Qualifying round sponsored by Cameo Health & Beauty are as follows:

Winner Margaret Feehan 40 Points; Cat A Lady President Gemma Butler 39; Points,  Mary O’Gorman 32 Points; Cat B Mary Lonergan 38 Points, Rita Delaney 32 Points; Cat C Mary Byrne 38 Points Patricia Guinan 32 Points.

Glenn Eagles. 1st Marie Keane, Theresa Fealey, Rita Enright 30.6. 2nd Aileen Watkins Rome Gilmartin Mary Byrne 32.6. 3rd Patsy Burke Carmel Ryan Valerie Coleman and Mary Ryan 32.9.

Captain’s Prize to the Members. Mr. Captain Joe Slevin’s Prize to the Ladies took place on next Sunday, 19th June and was a GOY Competition.   Lady Captain Rita Delaney’s Prize to the Men was also be run over the weekend and we thank both Captains for their sponsorship.

The winners are: 1st Evelyn Lynch 71 Nett; 2nd Susan Reidy 72 Nett; Gross Ann B. Kenny 85; 3rd         Amy Spain 72 Nett.

Congratulations to all the prizewinners in both competitions.

A.A. Team News. As promised we hope to keep you up to date on upcoming fixtures in the A.A. Club Matches.  

The Challenge Cup team play the Heritage in Castle Barna on Monday, 20th June at 2.30 p.m. – best of luck girls and to team captain Liz Pardy!  Results next week.

The Junior Foursomes played Abbeyleix in Tullamore last Saturday and with Mary Ryan in charge of this team.  The team of Mary Grennan/Mary Sullivan, Evelyn Lynch/Kathleen Doorley and Annette Kenny/Lady Capt Rita Delaney lost this close encounter with all matches going to either the 17th or 18th to finish. Well done to these girls who put in a huge effort to participate but didn’t pay off this time. 

Kevin McGrath Summer Camps

Kevin McGrath Golf Academy is now taking names for his ever popular summer camps. Look up his website for time and dates of starting at or contact Kevin on 087 237 9234. First camp starts on Monday 4th July at 10 am.