Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club A.G.M.

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club A.G.M.

Interm PRO, Denis O’Donovan reports on the recent 2019 AGM of Castleisland Desmond’s GAA club which took place at the River Island Hotel and was very well attended. Secretary’s Report In his secretary’s report the outgoing Colm Kirwan gave a detailed account of the club’s activities during the year. The senior team played 21 competitive…

20 Years On: Castleisland Members’ Golf Club’s Dual Membership Deal

20 Years On: Castleisland Members’ Golf Club’s Dual Membership Deal

Easter Hamper competitions and an attractive ‘dual membership’ offer are the main news items around the Tulligubeen course and clubhouse at present. The dual membership offer means that members of other golf clubs can join the Castleisland club for €250. The Easter Hamper competition has attracted an impressive list of sponsors and an array of…

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

First Lotto Draw of 2019 The first draw of 2019 was held in The Shoemaker’s Bar on Saturday night.  The numbers drawn were 2, 11, 12 and 28. By Pat Hartnett: PRO There was no winner of the jackpot of €5,600.  Lucky dip prizes were won by: Amy Crowley, Kilcow, €30 and €20 each to…

Desmonds Elects its Club Officers for 2019

Desmonds Elects its Club Officers for 2019

Following the recent meeting of Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club the following officers have been elected for 2019: President: Donal Kelliher; Vice-Presidents: Dr. Dave Geaney, Jim Greaney, John Joe Walsh, Kevin Dillon, Billy Broderick, Mary Horan and Mary Murphy. Chairperson: William O’Connor; Vice-Chair: Michael J. Kearney; Secretary: Colm Kirwan; Treasurer: Angela Ring O’Donoghue; PRO: Pat Hartnett,…

Jason McCarthy’s US Ryder Cup Million Dollar Challenge Delight

Jason McCarthy’s US Ryder Cup Million Dollar Challenge Delight

The English World War 1 poet Rupert Brooke wrote, in the course of his poem The Soldier: ‘That there’s some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England.’ Castleisland golfer Jason McCarthy could borrow the line and paraphrase it in immeasurably happier circumstances than those of the unfortunate Brooke (1887 – 1915) Memorable…

John Brennan Appointed Desmonds Seniors’ Manager

John Brennan Appointed Desmonds Seniors’ Manager

John Brennan has been appointed as manager of the Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club senior football team for 2018. John has confirmed that Kieran O’Callaghan, Nelius Lyons, Martin O’Donoghue and Dan Kearney, as trainer, will be an integral part of his management team. Chairman, Jimmy O’Connell expressed his delight with the new management team and was…