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Congratulations to Lauren Walsh on her selection to represent Ireland at the Women's European Team Championship.  This will be held at Is Molas GC in Italy on 9th to 13th July. Well done Lauren. We at Castlewarden wish you the very best of luck.
Congratulations to the Tudenham cup team on their win against Co. Meath GC today Sunday 23rd June. Well done to all players and manager Captain David Kelly.
Congratulations to players, caddies and manager Philippa Carr on their win against Lucan GC in Delgany today Sunday 23rd June. It was a tough match against stiff opposition. The match was well played and was a great display of golf. Well done and best of luck in the next round.
Congratulations to Lauren on getting to the semi final of the Irish Women's Close Championship in Woodbrook today Sunday 23rd June.  Lauren was beaten by Paula Grant of Lisburn on the 18th hole while finishing 1 under par. It was a fantastic display of golf and sportsmanship.  The many followers from Castlewarden were witness to what is reported to be the best game of golf they have seen. Well done Lauren and best of luck for the rest of the season.
It's a big weekend for Castlewarden inter Club.

Men's Pierce Purcell play in Leinster Quarter final V Cill Dara. Venue Athy GC. Tee off at 4 o clock Saturday 22nd June. 

Best of luck to players and managers Keith White and Luke Minogue.


Ladies Intermediate team play Lucan. Venue Delgany GC. Tee off at 1.45 Sunday 23rd June.

Best of luck to players, caddies and manager Philippa Carr.

Please support your fellow golfers.
Best of luck to our Jimmy Bruen team playing in the Regional qualifiers in Citywest on Saturday 15 June. Tee off at 9.30 for the first pairing. Good luck to all players and manager Jerry O'Leary. Please support your fellow golfers.
Open Week commences Saturday 15th June.  Singles and team competitions on every day until Sunday 23rd June. This is an ideal opportunity to invite guests to avail of our fabulous course and facilities.  All competitions are sponsored and we would like to thank all sponsors for their generosity.  Best of luck to all members and guests taking part. There are lots of prizes up for grabs.
Sunday 9th June sees our men's Junior Cup team play the Junior Cup qualifier in Lisheen Springs GC. Tee off is at 8.50 am. Please support our fellow members. Best of luck to all players and manager Stuart Callery.
On Tuesday 21st May we held our Play in Pink day. This was held to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research. The event was kindly sponsored by Vincent and Miriam Boyle and we thank them sincerely for this. It was a singles competition with lots of prizes to be had. 

On Tuesday evening we held a 9 hole men's competition to allow our fellow members come out and support this very worthy cause.

There was also a raffle and prize giving on the night. Celebratory prosecco was provided by President Robert and we thank him for this.

The Ladies Committee hope to be in position to hand over 2000 euro to this very worthwhile cause.  Thank you to all members, both ladies and men for supporting this most successful event.
Congratulations to players and managers Keith White and Luke Minogue of the Pierce Purcell team who won the Regional Final in Castlewarden yesterday 26th May. it was a fantastic display of golf against Killeen in the semi final and the 2018 Leinster Champions Newbridge in the final. it was a very tight affair. Castlewarden will now advance to the Leinster Quarter Final. Our opponents in this match will be Cill Dara. Date and venue to be confirmed. Well done to all involved their commitment and dedication.

The April draw has taken place and was witnessed by Hon. Treasurer Joe McShane, Mick Fitzpatrick and Colette Booth McNally on the 30 th April.

There were 605 members in the draw.

The draw itself and the winning numbers can be found on the following link:

www.randomresult.com

The winning numbers and members are as listed below:

Prize, Winnings, Draw Numbers, Winners are:
1st €300 220 Tom Glenane
2nd €200 401 Noel Mullins
3rd €175 88 Stefano Cinelli
4th €150 61 Paddy Cahill
5th €125 240 Gerry Heffernan
6th €100 159 Keal Duggan
7th €75 360 Robert McDonnell
8th €75 205 Gerard Galvin
9th €75 292 Brian King
10th €75 442 Emer O’Flaherty
11th €75 128 Hugh Daly
12th €75 456 Jerry O’Leary

Well done to all our winners but especially to Tom Glenane who wins our top prize this month of €300. Cheques will issue from the office during the week.

We have a draw every month now up until December 2019 which again will be a bumper draw

Regards
The Management Committee

Congratulations to our Ladies Intermediate team on their win against our neighbours Craddockstown. Manager Philippa Carr and her team claimed the win in a hard fought battle with a nail biting finish in Beech Park GC on Sunday 28th April. Well done ladies.
The first Nine and Dine of 2019 is on Thursday 2nd May. Timesheet starts at 4.00 pm. Cost is 16 euro which covers a delicious main course provided by Karl, a 4 person scramble, prizes for First and Second and plenty of picky outs. Timesheet opens on Monday at 7.30. Thanks to Teresa and Tom for arranging most enjoyable social evening of golf and good fun. We hope to see you all there.
Ladies Get into Golf information and taster session takes place Tuesday 23 April at 7.30. Now is your chance to give golf a try in a pleasant and friendly setting. Cost for six week programme is 60 euro. Please wear comfortable warm clothes as you may go out on the course with our Professional Brian O'Brien. Contact the office on 01 4589264.


Members don't forget to tell your friends. Buddies also needed for five weeks on Monday morning and Thursday evenings. Contact Mary Bean or Ann Marie Pryal if you are able to help out.
Congratulations and well done to our Minor Cup team. While Tiger was winning the Masters in Augusta, Castlewarden fought hard to get through to the next round in claiming a win against Newlands in Killeen.  Well done to players, caddies and manager Susan Harte. A big thank you to our Professional Brian O'Brien for his expert coaching and encouragement.
The ladies held their away day on Thursday 4th April. The venue was Newlands GC. Despite the bad weather the ladies braved the elements and played a 14 hole competition. While the conditions weren't ideal, the food, company and banter afterwards made up for it.  Sincere gratitude to Finola Quinn for sponsoring the event and a big thank you to Mary Bean and Lady Captain Janice for organising the day. Congratulations to Stephanie Lynch and Geraldine Hughes on picking up First and Second prize.
The dates for the Seniors Open for 2019 are:

Singles Stableford

Open to all players over 50 and have a GUI/ILGU handicap. Three categories 50 -59, 60 -69, over 70. One single ladies prize. if you are lucky enough to qualify come along and enjoy our fabulous course and pay a visit to our restaurant afterwards.

Cost for visitors / guests €17

Monday May 13th.
Monday June 10th.
Monday July 8th.
Monday August 12th.
Monday September 9th.
Monday October 21st.
Monday November 11th

 Points awarded for Senior Golfer of the Year.

The member’s draw for March has taken place and was witnessed by Hon. Treasurer Joe McShane, and Audrey Fitzpatrick.

Congratulations to Alfie Acheson, our first prize winner and to all our winners. 

The winning numbers and members are as listed below:
Prize Winnings Draw Numbers Winners 
1st €300 1 Alfie Acheson
2nd €200 238 Pat Healy
3rd €175 147 Jason Doorley
4th €150 6 Adrian Bagnall
5th €125 495 Declan Purcell
6th €100 565 Francis Whelan
7th €75 432 Ann O’Connor
8th €75 274 Tom Kelly
9th €75 331 Philip Maguire
10th €75 31 Stephen Brady
11th €75 430 Mary O’Connell
12th €75 457 Barbara O’Leary

Cheques will issue from the office during the week.

We shall have a draw every month until December 2019 which will be a bumper draw.

Castlewarden welcomes the Kildare Classic Car Club on Thursday 30 May. This is an annual visit and there will be over thirty vintage cars on display over the lunch time period.
We are also holding a 3 Lady team Open competition in the day. Guest entry is only 10 Euro. Why not invite your friends to enjoy our fabulous facilities. The clubhouse will be open with the usual splendid dining options on offer by Karl and his catering staff. 

Now there's an idea for a great day out.

Tuesday 2nd April – Singles

Tuesday 30th April - Singles

Thursday 30th May - Singles

Tuesday 16th July – Solheim Cup (4 Lady Team)

Competition Price - €15

Entry via BRS or contact the Pro Shop.

Congratulations and best of luck to our incoming President Robert Carroll, Captain David Kelly and Lady Captain Janice Fleming. We at Castlewarden are in good hands! Thank you to the many members who attended our AGM on Tuesday 13th November.  Best of luck also to Vice Captain Vincent Hendrick on his appointment.  Our new Committee were elected at the AGM.  We wish them well and support them in their endeavours.
A big thank you to Former Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley and Sky Sports Team in giving us an unforgettable morning of thoughts, strategy, knowledge and coaching.  Paul teamed up with our elite Junior / students Lauren Walsh, Luke Minogue and Kevin Robinson sharing his experiences, along with a very informative Q&A session to finish.
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