New Members’ Initiative Launched at Castleisland Golf Club

Launching the Castleisland Golf Club Classic at the course in Tulligubeen on friday evening were: Liam Martin, Mairead Guirey, Donal De Barra, John O'Connell(Captain), John Manton, Daniel O'Shea and Margaret Molony. Photograph: JDM Photography
Launching the Castleisland Golf Club Classic at the course in Tulligubeen on friday evening were: Liam Martin, Mairead Guirey, Donal De Barra, John O’Connell(Captain), John Manton, Daniel O’Shea and Margaret Molony. Photograph: JDM Photography

Keep the ball rolling is the message from the Castleisland Members’ Golf Club this week as the club launched a fundraising Golf Classic this Friday in aid of the new golf club and to keep the golf club sustainable into the future. The Classic will take place on the 13th and 14th of September and the club would like to invite all golfers whether members or visitors to take part.

“This golf classic is an important one as it will help to sustain the viability of Castleisland Golf Club going into the winter months and beyond,” said men’s club captain, John O’Connell. “The club is an integral part of the local area here in Castleisland and it provides an outlet to golfers in the region, it is also a great outlet for the young people of the area and it would be a shame if the club closed its doors” he added.

The Golf Classic is a 3 person team stableford event with loads of surprises and prizes over the weekend. The cost of entering a team is €60, €20 per person which is fantastic value and in the process you would be contributing to keeping the Golf Course open and viable into the future. The event is open to members and visitors of all kinds are welcome on the day.

If you don’t play golf but you’d like to help out in some way, you can sponsor a tee box or green for €30 and all sponsors are entered into a draw for a Munster Rugby Season Ticket.

“Castleisland Golf Club has also been a great sporting outlet for the people of the wider area and beyond. I play the course as often as I can and it would be a terrible shame to see it go. I would appeal to the local people to support this event in order to secure the golf club’s future” said Munster Rugby star, JJ Hanrahan.

A new course layout will be in place for the golf classic also which will represent a different challenge for local golfers who are used to playing the course in its original format. The new course layout is interesting and it certainly lends to a new golfing challenge – one that has to be experienced to fully appreciate it.

To find out more or to enter a team please call the clubhouse 066-71 41709 or book online on the website. For updates on membership and green fee offers over the coming months follow Castleisland Golf Club on Facebook. There will be loads of surprises on the day and you can get further details from Mairead Guirey on 066 71 41709 or 087 7851754 or on

In other club news: Men’s Club.

Sunday August 31st Maurice O’Connor’s President’s Prize

1st                    Colin McCarthy (10)   42pts

2nd                    Jonathan Kelliher (10)   40pts

Best Gross       Mike Sugrue (5)   38pts

3rd                    John Lyons (16)   37pts

4th                    Tone Brosnan (11)  36pts

5th                    Martin Downey (11)   36pts

6th                    Jimmy Lane (11)   36pts

7th                    James McAuliffe (9)   36pts

8th                    Con Murphy (24)   36pts

9th                    John C O’Connor (17)   36pts

10th                  Ben Foley (10)   35pts

Front 9             Niall Greaney (9)   23pts

Back 9             Eamonn Fealey (16)   21pts

Past President   Patsy Sullivan (16)   36pts

Guest   1st        John O’Sullivan (13)   39pts

2nd        Vincent O’Sullivan (14)   36pts

Juniors 1st         Connie O’Connor (9)   31pts

2nd        David O’Donoghue (9)   31pts

Ladies 9 hole 1st           Liz Galwey (24)   24pts

2nd        Liz Downey (15)   16pts

Monday August 25th Seniors 12 Hole

1sy       Pat Ruane         29pts

2nd        Pat Heffernan   25pts

3rd        Willie Galvin     23pts


Sunday September 7th              Club singles & Mixed Foursomes sponsored by Brendan & Kim Mullins

September 13th/14th                  Club Fundraiser

September 21st                         Club singles

Sunday September 28th            Master Classic Final

SENIORS:     Castleisland Seniors every Monday at 11am.

Castleisland Ladies Golf Club 

Result of Presidents prize to the ladies:

1st: Liz Galwey (24)24

2nd; Liz Downey (15) 16


Sunday September 7th club mixed foursomes sponsored by Kim & Brendan Mullins

Saturday and Sunday, September 13th/14th Club fundraiser.

Sat/Sun 20th/21st stableford, Galwey Auctioneers