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24 May 2022

Mannan Castle Golf Notes: Captains arrive in style for annual Drive in

Mannan Castle Golf Notes: Captains arrive in style for annual Drive in

Vice Captain Barry Conroy, Club President Deanna MacGuinness. Captain Micheal O'Rourke, Lady Captain Siobhan Downey & Vice Captain Teresa Butler at the 2022 Captain's Drive In

Captain Micheal O’Rourke and Lady Captain Siobhan Downey arrived at the Mannan Castle Golf Club on tractors for their Drive In.

Hearing this news may have had plenty shaking their head, but these state-of-the-art machines were not your run of the mill tractors. They were polished, and possibly even sparkled and according to the captains were very comfortable.

Lady Captain Siobhan arrived on green John Deere tractor driven by Peter Hanratty; Captain Micheal was chauffeured by his golf buddy Graeme Sweeney in a stylish red Casa Puma tractor.

Micheal and Siobhan were greeted by vice-captain Barry Conroy and lady vice-captain Teresa Butler, friends, family and members. At the clubhouse, President Deanna MacGuinness greeted them with a glass of champagne, which Captain Micheal very quickly exchanged for a pint of the black stuff.

Both Captains and vice captains all aced their drives on the first hole. We wish them health and a good year’s golf and we hope they enjoy their year as club captains of Mannan Castle Golf Club.

Winners of the 2022 Captains Scramble: 1st Place: Kieran Lennon, Con Hanneffy, Graeme Woodcock and Paul Oliver (31 nett). 2nd Place: Leo Connolly, Terry Kiernan, Paul Shannon and Derek Donnelly (32 nett).

Mannan Castle Seniors

It was a Mulholland family affair for March 15th’s 9-hole seniors comp. Younger brother Richard was the winner on 19 points, one point ahead of Arthur who was just back playing after hip replacement surgery. He took second place on countback from three other players.

Senior Results 15th March: 1st Richard Mulholland (19) 19pts, 2nd Arthur Mulholland (23) 18pts c/b.

Mannan Castle Ladies

There was great interest in the 3 Clubs plus putter competition, as shown by the high number of players who took part in this fun challenge.

Part of that challenge was in choosing your weapons carefully beforehand then adapting them to whatever circumstances you encountered.

Scoring was high, with the top twelve all within three points of each other. The top three finished on 26pts each and were separated on a countback over the last six holes.

Two pars and a birdie helped Cepta Maddick into first place.  A lovely par on the third helped Lady Captain Siobhan Downey take second and a good front nine gave third place to Madeleine Devine, who parred all the par 3’s on the front nine, if only she had parred the 12th hole.

Well done everyone, it was most enjoyed, this entertaining twist on the game. No fewer than nine birdies were recorded in the field, one of the highest numbers.  Maybe there's a lesson in there for us all.

3 Clubs-Putter 13 Hole Fun Competition 16th March 2022: 1st Cepta Maddick (23) 26 pts c/b, 2nd Siobhan Downey (33) 26 pts c/b, 3rd Madeleine Devine (18) 26 pts.

St Patrick’s Day Open

Lady Captain Siobhan Downey won the St Patricks Day Open, a good start to her year. Siobhan carded a nice par on the signature third hole.

Padraig Lambe finished second with a very respectable 39pts, followed by Fergal Brady with the best of the 38pts (there were four 38’s).

A great turnout for this Open Singles Stableford with many golfers choosing to hit the fairways, instead of the parade.

A fantastic atmosphere in the clubhouse yesterday, great to have the restaurant back open, we even had a spot of music. If you're playing over the weekend, don’t forget to check out Chef Tommy’s menu from the Castle Bar & Restaurant.

St Patricks Day Open Results: 1st Lady Captain Siobhan Downey (34) 40pts, 2nd Padraig Lambe (21) 39pt, 3rd Fergal Brady (14) 38pts c/b.

Open 3 Person Team Event 18th March 2022: 1st Place B Mc Dermott / T Duffy / S Smith  (87pts), 2nd Place P Wall / F Johnston / D Johnston (84pts).

Castle Bar and Restaurant

Mannan Castle Golf Club has welcomed Chef Tommy Hoey and his partner Amy McCann to the clubhouse, bringing new life into our bar and restaurant.  

Members and locals are welcome to join us at the Castle Bar and Restaurant at Mannan Castle Golf Club, which is now taking bookings at (086) 165 4722 for small events such as communions and birthday parties. 

Society Golf

We are now taking Society bookings and we are excited to be able to offer golf and some great meal deals for 2022. Contact our PGA Professional Kevin McGivern for more details at (042) 966 3308.

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