Castletroy golf club Limerick
Castletroy Golf Course
Castletroy Golf Club has undergone a major transformation over the past number of years, under the careful supervision of Eddie Connaughton, Course Architect . The course, reopened in May 2006, has been completely redesigned with eighteen tee box and green complexes constructed to USGA specifications as well as the introduction of fairway bunkering and water features throughout the course.
Set in mature parklands the course will test golfers of all ability. The gentle rolling of the front nine contrasts with the stern test that awaits many on the back nine. The par 3 11th hole played over water will test the nerve of most golfers while the 14th and 17th holes offer panoramic views over the entire golf course. The 16th hole with its fairway bunkering and elevated green will require complete concentration from tee to green.
Golfers can replay their round while relaxing in the clubhouse with full catering and bar facilities available throughout the year.
The team at Castletroy Golf Club are always pleased to welcome visiting societies as well as individual golfers to the club and can offer individually tailored packages to suit all requirements.
Castletroy is steeped in golfing tradition with Fred Daly, Harry Bradshaw, Jimmy Bruen, Joe Carr and Des Smyth some of the past winners of the Senior Scratch Cup. So follow in their footsteps and play one of Ireland's great parkland courses.
Castletroy was voted the No. 61-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Down-2);
Castletroy was voted the No. 63-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Down-1);
Castletroy was voted the No. 62-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Down-3);
Castletroy was voted the No. 59-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Same);
Castletroy was voted the No. 59-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Up-4);
Castletroy was voted the No. 63-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;
Castletroy was voted the No. 85-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;
Castletroy was voted the No. 89-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;
|Green Fees Monday to Thursday:||€40|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€50|
|Green Fees with Member:||€20|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€25|
|Club Hire: €20||Yes|
|Buggy Hire: €30||Yes|
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||€1,450|
|Website||Castletroy golf club website|
|General Manager:||Louis Keegan|
|Lady Captain:||Deirdre Kiernan|
|Presidents':||Corrie Ward & Mairead Green|
|Vice-Captains':||Paddy O’Halloran & Pam O’Sullivan|
|Hon. Secretary:||Derek Sheehan & Shirley Real|
|Club Pro:||Gary Howie|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Joe McEntee & Grainne Forde|
|Comp. Secretary:||Joe Neville & Marion Cummins|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 11.30pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering, facilities||Days to Avoid: Tuesday & Thursday mornings and Weekends|
|Green Fees and Welcome: Other times||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Castletroy Golf Club Fixtures 2018 provisional*
Open & Major Fixtures 2018 (to be Confirmed)
|Lady Captain's Prize||Sunday 3 June||Closed||1|
||Friday 15 June
||Saturday 16 June||Closed||2|
||Saturday 16 June
|President's Prize||Friday 24 August||Saturday 25 August||Closed||2|
|President's Prize||Saturday 25 August||Closed||1|
|Lady President's Prize||Saturday 2 September||Closed||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 22 March||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 29 March
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 4 April||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 11 April||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 18 April||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 25 April
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 2 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 9 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 16 May||Open||1|
|Senior Scratch Cup (Max 4-Handicap)||Saturday 19 May||Open
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 23 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 30 May
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 6 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 13 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 20 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 27 June||Open||1|
|Ladies Charity Singles||Tuesday 3 July||Open
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 4 July||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week||Monday 9 July||Sunday 15 July||Open||7|
|Singles Stableford||Monday 9 July||Open||1|
|Ladies 2-Ball Team Event
||Tuesday 10 July||Open||1|
|Seniors Fourball 55+||Tuesday 10 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 11 July||Open||1|
|Mixed Fourball Stableford a.m.||Wednesday 11 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Person Team Event||Thursday 12 July||Open||1|
|Open Week||Friday 13 July||Open||1|
|Open Week||Saturday 14 July||Open||1|
|Open Week||Sunday 15 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 16 July||Open||1|
|Ladies 2-Ball Team Event||Tuesday 24 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 1 August||Open||1|
|Ladies 2-Ball Scramble
||Tuesday 7 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 8 August||Open||1|
|Junior Scratch Cup (5 to 11)||Sunday 12 August||Open||1|
|Inter. Scratch Cup (12 to 17)||Sunday 12 August||Open||1|
|Ladies Fourball||Tuesday 14 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 15 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 22 August||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 29 August
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 5 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 12 September||Open||1|
|Ladies 2-Ball Scramble||Sunday 16 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 19 September||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 26 September
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 3 October||Open||1|
|Ladies 2-Ball Scramble||Sunday 7 October||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 10 October||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 17 October||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 24 October||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 72 SSS 72 5,962 m|
|Red||Par 74 SSS 75 5,389 m|
|Blue||Par 72 SSS 73 6,190 m|
Men's Course Record: 64 John Kavanagh (0)
Ladies Course Record: 68 Barbara Hackett
The Ladies of Castletroy Golf Club won the Junior Cup at Dundalk Golf Club on Saturday 24th September 2016, when they beat Castle Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match in the All-Ireland Final.
They were lead out by Fiona Corbett who had a 3 and 2 win over Aly Doyle, she was followed by Leonie Campbell who recorded a halve against Amy Jones when called-in, next on the tee was Ethna Leonard who had a comfortable 5 and 4 win over Deirdre Hoey, in the penultimate match Sarah Vaughan recorded a similar score against Ger Moran, the bottom match of Eimear Costello was also declared as a halve against Martha Jones when called-in.
They met the Ladies of Wexford Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final the previous day with the same formation as in the final Fiona Corbett lead the way and had a 3 and 2 win over Rachel O'Connor, then Leonie Campbell had a 4 and 3 win over Carmel Murphy, Ethna Leonard recorded a halve in her match against Sheila Richardson when called-in, in the penultimate match Sarah Vaughan had a 2 and 1 win over Margaret Atkinson and in the bottom match Eimear Costello had yet another halve against Irene Bolger.
Castletroy Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Junior Cup at Shannon Golf Club on Sunday 17th August 2014.
They made their way to Carton House to compete in the All-Ireland deciders on the O’Meara Course where they were drawn against Connacht Champions Athenry Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final, they were lead out by Jonathan McDonnell who lost his match against Darragh Conlon by 6 and 5, he was followed by Colm Geary who had a 3 and 3 win over Brian O'Connor, next up was Keith Bermingham who halved his match against Louis O'Hara, in the penultimate match Brendan Reidy won his match against Thomas Reaney by 5 and 4, in the bottom match Michael Murphy had a comfortable 4 and 3 win over Michael Kennelly.
They met Leinster Champions Castle Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final, Jonathan McDonnell lead the team again and recorded a 1-hole win over Harry Gleeson, he was followed by Colmn Geary who lost his match against Ben Murray by 2 and 1, next up was Keith Bermingham who halved his match against Fergal Walsh, in the penultimate match Brendan Reidy had a convincing 4 and 2 win over Kevin Moran, the bottom match of Michael Murphy against Gerry Moran had a similar result.
They were Captained by Johnny McDonnell, Castletroy hadn’t won a green pennant since they won the Pierce Purcell Shield in 1986 and the victory was made even sweeter when GUI President Liam Martin had the pleasure of presenting the Irish Junior to his home club.
The Ladies of Castletroy Golf Club won the Munster Championship of the Senior Cup when they beat Cork Golf Club at Thurles Golf Club on Sunday 12th May 2013 by 4 matches to 1 match.
It was on to Portumna Golf Club to compete in the National Deciders on Friday 16th August 2013, where they were drawn against where they were drawn against the home club in the All-Ireland Quarter Finals.
First on the tee was Chloe Ryan who beat Anne Cassidy by 2 and 1, she was followed by Patrice Delaney who lost out to Suzanne Corcoran on the 18th, next up was Lisa O'Shea lost her match against Ciara Magill by 2 and 1, the penultimate match of Shirley Real went all the way to the final hole before clinching her match Carmel McLoughlin, in the bottom match Fiona Corbett beat Anita Carey by 3 and 1.
They met Royal Portrush who were seeking their 26th title in the Semi-Final, they were led again by Chloe Ryan who won her match against Lucy Simpson by 5 and 4, she was followed by Patrice Delaney who lost out to Victoria Bradshaw by 3 and 1, next up was Lisa O'Shea against Helen Jones who lost her match by 3 and 2, in the penultimate match Shirley Real lost out to Naoimh Quigg by 5 and 4, the bottom match of Fiona Corbett against Hannah Henderson was halved when called in.
Castletroy Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Junior Cup when they beat Cobh Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches at Kinsale Golf Club on Saturday 11th August 2012.
They returned to Kinsale Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders on Wednesday 19th September when they were drawn against Ulster Champions Donaghadee Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals.
They were lead by D. Charlton who lost his match by the minimum against A. Clegg he was followed by J. McDonnell who had a 4 and 3 win over S. Boal, next up was K. Birmingham who lost out to M. Rea by 2-holes. The penultimate match of C. Geary was another tight match against W. McCutcheon with a 1-hole win for Castletroy, the bottom match R. Murphy against A. Neill went 2 and 1 to Neill.
The Ladies of Castletroy Golf Club had a fantastic year in 2012, when they won the I.L.G.U Munster Junior Cup, the team was Marion Cummins, Mary Crowley, Breida Doheny, Anne Marie Byrne, Mary Byrne, Yvonne Cassidy and Ethna Leonard, they were captained by Shirley Real and managed by Rachel Maher.
They won the I.L.G.U Munster Challenge Cup, when the team was Ena Storan, Mary Bermingham, Geraldine Coughlin, Miriam Ingerton, Aine Quinn, Jacqy Horgan, Trish Shine and Michele Magnier, they were captained by Tineke Leonard and managed by Eavan Martin.
They won the I.L.G.U. Munster Senior Foursomes, when the team was Mary Crowley, Marion Cummins, Anne Marie Byrne, Mary Byrne, Shirley Real, Yvonne Cassidy, Ethna Leonard and Fiona Corbett, they were managed by Sarah McGarry and Kathleen Argue.
They won the I.L.G.U. Munster Junior Foursomes, when the team was Gwynne Walsh, Mary Quinlan, Rachel Maher, Dympna Tobin, Catherine Byrne, Kathleen Argue, Ann McCarthy, Ber Murphy and Eimear Cregan they were managed by Maureen Sweeney and Mary Byrne.
Castletroy pair of Ann Marie Byrne with Grace Leonard won the Munster Girls May Fitzgibbon Foursomes at Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort on Sunday 11th April 2010 with a Net score of 38-pts. Castletroy pair of Chloe and Eimear Ryan won the All-Ireland May Fitzgibbon Foursomes on 26th June 2010, when they beat Victoria Craig Clandeboye Golf Club with Hannah Henderson of Ballyclare Golf Club with a score of 39 pts. as against the Ulster pairs 38 pts. The Ladies of Castletroy Golf Club won the All-Final of the AA Insurance Challenge Cup at Royal Tara Golf Club in 2009.
The Ladies of Castletroy Golf Club won the Munster Final of the AA Insurance Challenge Cup and made their way to Royal Tara Golf Club to participate in the National deciders in 2009. They beat Ulster Champions Belvoir Park Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final, first on the tee was Colette Kenny (28) who halved her match against Nicola Bready (30), she was followed by Aisling Murphy (29) who had a 4 and 3 win over Teresa White (31), next up was Grace Leonard (29) who recorded a convincing 7 and 5 win over Lindsey Smith, the penultimate match of Deirdre Kiernan (31) was halved against Helen Wall (33), the bottom match of Lauretta Hanrahan (36) was another comfortable 6 and 5 win over Sian Henry (36).
They met Mid-Leinster Champions Mullingar Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final by 3 matches to 2-matches. The were led again by Colette Kenny (28) who lost her match against Rosemary Whelehan (30) by 2 and 1, she was followed by Aisling Murphy (29) who won her match by 1-hole against Bernadette Solon (31), next up was Grace Leonard (29) who had a comfortable 4 and 2 win over Ann McHugh (31), the penultimate match of Deirdre Kiernan (31) delivered the green pennant when she beat Alison O'Neill (35) by 3 and 1, the bottom match went to Mullingar when Lauretta Hanrahan (36) lost to Carmel Monaghan (35) by 7 and 5.
The Ladies of Castletroy Golf Club won Munster Final of the AA Insurance Minor Cup and made their way to Royal Tara Golf Club in 2009 to compete in the National deciders; where they met Mid-Leinster Champions Blessington Lakes in the All-Ireland Quarter-Final and lost out to the eventual green pennant winners by 3½ matches to 1½ matches. First on the tee was Angela O'Dwyer (23) who lost her match against Marie Clarke (24) by 4 and 3, she was followed by Ber Murphy (23) who lost by 1-hole against Nolene Mullen (24), next up was Catherine Byrne (25) who had a convincing 7 and 6 win over Rita Malone (24), the penultimate match of Marie Silke (26) was halved against Mary Fitzpatrick (25), the bottom match of Maura Devenney (29) saw her lose to Suzanne Hegarty (27) by 2 and 1.
Castletroy Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Senior Cup at Monkstown Golf Club on Saturday and Sunday 23rd & 24th August 2008. It was on to Monkstown Golf Club again on the outside of Cork City where the met Leinster Champions Portmarnock Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Friday 19th September 2008.
First on the tee was Eamonn Haugh against Niall Goulding who went all-the-way to the 19th-hole before losing his match. He was followed by Jason Tobin who had a 2 and 1 win over Aengus McAllister, next up was Stephen Moloney against James Fox this match went 3 and 2 to the Limerick club. The penultimate match of Cian Daly was halved against Michael Brett. John Kavanagh played at anchor against Geoff Lenehan who recorded a 3 and 2 win to put the Munster Champions into the All-Ireland Final the following day against Ulster Champions Warrenpoint.
The team and order of play remained the same on the Saturday. Eamonn Haugh lead against Paul Reavey and went down by 3 and 2. They were followed by Jason Tobin who halved his match against Ryan Gribben. Stephen Moloney had a match on his hands when drawn against Walker Cup player Paddy Gribben and lost out by 2 and 1. Cian Daly also had an unenviable draw against Jim Carvill and recorded a fine halve. The bottom match of John Kavanagh against Colm Campbell went 5 and 3 to the club from Co. Down.
Castletroy Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Senior Cup in 2007, and it was on to Shandon Park Golf Club for the All-Ireland Finals deciders. They were drawn against Connacht Champions Co. Sligo Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Friday 14th September.
Co. Sligo were to prove too strong on the day for the men from Limerick when they recorded a 4 matches to 1 match win over Castletroy, the Rosses Point team were to go on and win the All-Ireland Final against a very seasoned Banbridge team by 3 ½ to 1 ½ so Castletroy’s loss was very creditable.
The team on the day was, Stephen Moloney, Cian Daly, Eamonn Haugh, Jason Tobin and John Kavanagh.
First on the tee was Stephen Moloney against Martin McTernan who lost his match by 3 and 2, he was followed by Cian Daly who halved his match with Keith O'Neill. Next up was Eamonn Haugh against Seryth Heavey who went down by 4 and 3. The penultimate match was Jason Tobin against Gary McDermott Jason lost his match by 5 and 4. The anchor match saw John Kavanagh halve his match against David Dunne.
Castletroy Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Club Youths' in 2007, and made the journey to Malahide Golf Club on Tuesday 21st August to participate in the All-Ireland decider.
They met Ulster Champions, Donaghadee Golf Club, Leinster Champions, The Island Golf Club and Connacht Champions Claremorris in the All-Ireland Final.
They finished third to Donaghadee who had a score of 296, The Island 302, Castletroy 311 and Claremorris 313.
The Team on the day was, John Kavanagh, Jason Tobin and B. Reidy.
Gillian O’Leary won the Castletroy Scratch Cup on Sunday 27th August 2006, with rounds of 78 and 77 when she piped Catherine Tucker of Limerick Golf Club by a solitary shot with Niamh Kitching from Claremorris Golf Club a further shot back on 157.
36 A Elkin (Omagh) (26)
35 J Kinahan (Tipperary) (21)
34 J Slattery (Douglas) (23)
32 J Eastwood (Holywood) (16
To celebrate the Year-of-the-Ryder Cup in Ireland the ILGU in conjunction with O2 held a special competition called the Challenge Trophy, whereby the winner and runner-up would receive tickets to the Ryder Cup with 3rd and 4th placed receiving tickets to the Practice Days. The final was played at the K Club on 31st July 2006
J. Kinahan came in a close second with 35-points with, A. Elkin playing off a handicap of 26 won by one with 36-points, with J. Slattery from Douglas, with 34 points coming 3rd and J. Eastwood from Hollywood Golf Club coming in 4th with 32 points.
Evelyn Cahill won the ILGU Silver Bowl at her home club on Monday 17th July 2006, playing off a handicap of (19) she returned a score of 72 to beat Irene Poynton from The Island on a count-back and her club-mate Judy Ribeirs on a similar score.
Doreen Patterson won the ILGU Bronze Bowl at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club on Monday 17th July 2006, playing off a handicap of (25) she returned a score of 67 to beat Siobhan Cullen from Hollystown Golf Club by a single-shot, she was followed by her club-mate Deirdre Hogan-McGrath who came 3rd with a 68 and Mary Nolan from Beaverstown Golf Club on 69.
Castletroy Golf Club win the Munster Final of the Irish Junior Foursomes at Co. Tipperary 28th June 2006.
It was on to Balbriggan Golf Club in North Dublin on 29th August, where they were drawn against the Leinster Champions The Island Golf Club in the Semi-Final.
First on the tee Bernard Reidy with Jack Molyneaux against James Monaghan with Darragh Rodgers, the boys’ from The Island had a comfortable 5-hole win, they were followed by James Kavanagh with John O’Dwyer who were narrowly beaten by Simon Arthur with David Weldon by 1-hole. It was not to be for the Limerick boys’ but The Island went on to win the All-Ireland in the afternoon against Fortwilliam.
Prior to 2001:
Castletroy Golf Club won the All-Ireland Irish Senior Cup at Woodbrook G. C. in 1993, when the team was J. Kavanagh, G. O'Mahony, E. Haugh, A. Pierse, M. Cregan, P. Sheehan, P. Charlton, S. Moloney, M. Barrett, they were captained by T. Callanan.
They won the All-Ireland Barton Shield at Tramore G. C. in 1984, when the team was, Gerry McCormack, Dermot Cross, Brian Begley, Neill McGill, Tom Corridan, John Kavanagh, they were managed by Michael Henchy.
They won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup at Portmarnock G. C. in 1972, when the team was, Hugh Mescall, Dan Houlihan, Ian McGill, Denis Noonan, Brian Begley, Paschal Ryan, they were captained by Tim Glynn assisted by Louis Fine.
They won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Galway G. C. in 1986, when the team was, J. Moloney, J. McCarthy, T. Maher, B. Maloney, D. Leonard, M. Skehan, D. Cassidy, M. Markham, P. McDonnell, G. O'Mahoney, M. Jones, E. Haugh, P. Morrissey, P. Courtney, they were captained by C. de Courcy and co-ordinated by B. Byrne.
Castletroy Youths' won the Munster and All-Ireland Club Youths' Championship and went on to be runners-up in the Aer Lingus International Youths' in 1980, when the team was, Neil McGill, Tom Corridan, Brendan McDaid, Kieran Maher, John Kavanagh, they were managed by Hugh Mescall.
Castletroy Golf Club won the All-Ireland Junior Foursomes in 2000, when the team was, Darragh Walshe, Cian Daly, Redmond McDonnell, Rory McDonnell and Derek Basnet, they were captained by John Griffin.
Castletroy Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Barton Shield in 1992, when the team was, M. Barrett, N. Bennis, D. Devane, P. Gleeson, N. McNulty and S. Moloney, they were captained by J. Maloney.
Castletroy Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Barton Shield in 1989, when the team was, Diarmuid Leonard, Michael O'Rourke, Tom Corridan, Declan Quilligan, John Kavanagh, they were managed by Paschal Ryan.
Castletroy Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Barton Shield in 1988, with, J. Kavanagh, T. Corridan, P. Sheehan, D. Cross, G. McCormack, E. Haugh, M. Cregan and M. O'Rourke, they were managed by Michael Skehan and Jack Ridgway.
They won the Munster Final of the Barton Shield in 1987, when the team was, Tom Corridan and Kieran Maher, Dermot Cross and Peter Sheehan, Brian Begley and Michael Hickey, they were managed by Gerry McCormack.
They won it in 1983, with Tom Corridan, Dermot Cross, Michael Hickey, Neil McGill, Gerry McCormack, Sean Meaney and Paul Sweeney, they were captained by Brian Begley and managed by Hugh Mescall.
They won the Munster Final of the Barton Shield in1982, with, D. Cross, B. Begley, J. Griffin, N. McGill and T. Corridan.
Castletroy first became Munster Champions in the Barton Shield in 1977, when the team was Brian Begley, H. Mescall, R. O. Looney, D. Cross, T. McMahon and V. Rres.
Castletroy Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Junior Cup in 1985, when the team was, J. McCloskey, K. Maher, P. Sheehan, W. Maloney, T. Sheehan, M. Skehan, M. Markham, E. Haugh, D. Stephens, G. Maher, P. Mellett and P. McDonnell, they were captained by J. Moloney and co-ordinated by M. Skehan.
Castletroy Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 1994, when the team was Dennis Hogan, Jed O'Dwyer, John Walker, Eddie Quinlan, Tedd O'Donnell, Keith Cohalan, Jim Hogan, John O'Gorman, Willie Moore, Noel Egan, Mick Tracy, Liam Collopy, Brian Byrne, Aonghus O'Dalaigh, Michael Donnellan, Tony Clancy, Chris Murphy and Ger Ryan, they were managed by Jimmy Condon.
Castletroy Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield in 1974, when the team was, Billy Bermingham, Fred Bourke, Paul Costello, Michael Conway, Paddy Cunneen, Martin Herlihy, Jim McDermott, Joe McNulty, Michael Markham, Bob Nix, Michael O'Brien and Jim O'Sullivan, they were captained by Liam Meade.
They won the Munster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield in 1981, when the team was, John Moloney, Michael Markham, Michael O'Shea, Sean Leonard, Peter Mellett, Pat Murphy, Ned Stokes, Seamus Cleary, Derek Hickey, Jim McCarthy, Joe McNulty, Michael Meehan, Pascal Ryan, Johnny Kavanagh, Hugh Mescall, Tom Callanan, Paddy Morrissey and Pat McDermott, they were captained by Cyril de Courcy.
L. Martin was elected to the council of the Munster Branch of the GUI for 2001.
Castletroy won the Irish Junior Foursomes, sponsored by Jefferson Smurfit Group plc. at Strandhill G. C., on Monday, 21st August, 2000. They beat Charlesland in the Semi-Final and Westport in the Final. The team was Cian Daly and Rory McDonnell, with Daragh Walsh and Raymond McDonnell.
Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;
T. Corridan represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1983 to1992 playing 21-times won 13-matches halved three and lost 5-matches accumulating 29-points. He represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1977 to 1993 playing 50-times won 24-matches halved two and lost 24-matches accumulating 50-points. He represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1976 to 1977 playing 8-times won 5-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 10-points;
S. Moloney represented Ireland at international Youths level in 1994 playing 5-matcheswon 2-matches halved one and lost 2-matches accumulating 5-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1990 playing 1-time won 0-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 0-points. He represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1994 to 2008 playing 51-times won 28-matches halved six and lost 17-matches accumulating 62-points. He represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1992 to 1994 playing 10-times won 5-matches halved two and lost 3-matches accumulating 12-points;
B. Begley represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1979 to 1986 playing 19-times won 10-matches halved one and lost 8-matches accumulating 21-points;
C. Daly represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial in 2010 playing 5-times won 2-match halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 3-points;
E. Haugh represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial in 2009 playing 5-times won 1-match halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 3-points;
N. Hayes represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial in 1960 playing 6-times won 2-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 4-points;
J. Kavanagh represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1989 to 1999 playing 11-times won 3-matches halved two and lost 6-matches accumulating 8-points;
C. H. McCormack represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1965 to 1967 playing 14-times won 5-matches halved three and lost 6-matches accumulating 13-points;
S. Meaney represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial in 1971 playing 2-times won 2-matches and lost 0-matches accumulating 4-points;
P. Sheehan represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial in 1994 playing 6-times won 1-match halved three and lost 2-matches accumulating 5-points;
D. Cross* represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1972 to 1973;
G. McCormack* represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 1964 playing 2-times;
I. G. McGill* represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 1972;
N. McGill represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1978 to 1983 playing 8-times won 5-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 10-points;
Barbara Hackett played in the Girls' Internationals in 1985, and 1986, and Senior International, in 1993, 1994 and at Longriddry in 1996 and was a reserve on the Irish team that played in the European Ladies Team Championship at Nordcentre Golf and Country Club, Finland in 1997. She represented Munster from 1991 to 1998 before turning Professional by qualifying 22nd in Portugal for the Ladies Tour in 1999.
History of Castletroy
Founded 1937, affiliated 1937
It is perhaps a happy co-incidence that the history of the Castletroy Golf Club and Transatlantic Aviation began together in this Shannonside area at around the same time. Each in its own way grew and prospered, yet both maintained a close identity. Some of the early pioneering airmen used the club facilities during their relaxing hours. In more recent times the crews who flew successive US Presidents to Ireland played golf over the course while their masters were otherwise engaged.
While 1937 is the year of official foundation of Castletroy Golf Club, members of the adhoc committee played golf of a kind over the green pasture land in November 1936. It was in October of that year that the Limerick Harbour Board were called to Dublin by the Irish Government to announce the new Shannon Airport project. The following February the first flyingboat the "Cambria" touched down at Foynes and Dr Michael Roberts began his first of three terms as Captain of the Golf Club. Twelve years later Kevin Fay led a succession of players with associations at the Airport, who subsequently became Captains of Castletroy.
The idea of setting up a second golf course so close to Limerick City was a surprise move, for at the time there were less than 300 members at Limerick Golf Club at the other side of the City. Even in January 1939 there were still only 239 men and 116 lady members at Ballyclough, where the entrance fee was £3 and the subscription was £4 annually.
It all started early in 1936 when a group of men who felt they wanted another golfing outlet called a meeting at the Glentworth Hotel. Not more than a dozen attended and it was thought that the idea would have to be dropped because of a lack of capital and adequate potential membership. Another meeting was held and while the attendance was better there was little hope of raising the necessary finances to purchase land. Real hope arrived when local bacon factory owner Malcolm Shaw, (who later held the office of President of Castletroy on ten occasions), and his brother Captain Eric Shaw offered financial support. This lead was followed by others who later formed the first committee.
The problem now was to find suitable land and as many of the advocates lived in or near Castleconnell at the time it was there they looked for the first site. An approach was made to a local farmer in Castleconnell who agreed to lease some land overlooking the falls of Doonass at a rent of £100 per annum. The layout was completed by Willie Daly, the late professional at Limerick Golf Club, but the proposition fell through. Lands at Ballycummin on the Cork road were also inspected.
About this time Castletroy had become a fashionable residential area and some of the prime movers had settled there. Some of the Committee Members noticed a local farmer and his brother-in-law practicing golf shots on a section of land nearby. The Committee approached the farmer who agreed to lease enough ground for a nine hole course with an option to buy. Fifty-three acres of land were thus rented for £106 a year and the first nine holes were laid out. In February 1938, the club bought out the lease and acquired a further adjoining 38 acres, all for a total of £2,200. The course continued in this way as a 9-hole course until 1942, when a further 9 holes were added.
All this time a working committee had been elected, who were in fact the founding body. This committee remained in office for the first three years. Members joined quickly and initially there were between 60-70 who paid a subscription annually of £3. The Rules of the Club were drafted and considered at a meeting on March 3rd 1938, and that summer the course developed substantially. The first Clubhouse was a modest red galvanised iron shed built at a cost of £188, which remained in place until June 1964. Electricity in the early days was provided by a dynamo attached to a concrete mixer outside the Club House.
The Club had a modest beginning in other ways too, as may be judged from the Balance Sheet of December 22nd, 1937. It listed the Clubhouse and Pavilion at £188.17s.0d, Debentures £350 received that year, and amongst the Clubs assets was a "Donkey and Harness, £6.12s.6d". The latter was used for work on the course. Despite its inauspcious start, the club prospered during and after the Second World War, due to the hard work and dedication of its Officers and Members. Its reputation developed steadily as National Media attention began to focus more on the Sport, in particularly the Open Competitions. The Tirconnell Cup, which began in 1940 and the Scratch Cup which began in 1948 annually attracted the cream of players from all over the country.
More than sixty five years on, we reflect on the founding days of the Club with nostalgia and pride and salute the men and women who's dedication has contributed so much to the Clubs development. Many have distinguished themselves and the Club through their achievements in the sport both nationally and internationally. Others have contributed greatly to the development of the sport at Regional and National levels through their work in the GUI and ILGU Organizations. It is to memory of the early visionaries of Castletroy, and to all those dedicated Sportsmen and Women who worked hard over the years to build up the Club and its reputation.
Roll of Honour
|Nuala Liston||1989||Ladies Captain|
|Cyril DeCourcy||1989||Men's Captain|
|W. D. Maher||1989||President|
|Kitty Maher||1990||Ladies Captain|
|Paul Costelloe||1990||Men's Captain|
|P. J. White||1990||President|
|Kitty Connolly||1991||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Skehan||1991||Men's Captain|
|Brid Egan||1992||Ladies Captain|
|Liam Martin||1992||Men's Captain|
|Lourdes Gleeson||1993||Ladies Captain|
|Ian McGill||1993||Men's Captain|
|Dorothy Ward||1994||Ladies Captain|
|Richard Stokes||1994||Men's Captain|
|Olive Frost||1995||Ladies Captain|
|Jim Cleary||1995||Men's Captain|
|Maureen Moran||1996||Ladies Captain|
|Charlie O'Toole||1996||Men's Captain|
|Mairead Greene||1997||Ladies Captain|
|Kevin Devane||1997||Men's Captain|
|Anne O'Reilly||1998||Ladies Captain|
|Tod Aherne||1998||Men's Captain|
|Georgina Condon||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Tony Hackett||1999||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Terri Ryan||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. Sue Lambe||2000||Ladies President|
|Mr. Liam Minihan||2000||Men's Captain|
|Mr. Brian Byrne||2000||President|
|K. Argue||2001||Ladies Captain|
|B. Callanan||2001||Ladies President|
|Tony Fitzgibbon||2001||Men's Captain|
|C. De Courcy||2001||President|
|Audrey Smith||2002||Ladies Captain|
|M. Murphy||2002||Ladies President|
|Sean Kelly||2002||Men's Captain|
|Marilyn Keogh||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Gerrie Murphy||2003||Ladies President|
|Sean G. Meaney||2003||Men's Captain|
|Carmel Patterson||2004||Ladies Captain|
|L. Doyle||2004||Ladies President|
|Brian Punch||2004||Men's Captain|
|Yvonne Cassidy||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Rosemary Dunne||2005||Ladies President|
|Corrie Ward||2005||Men's Captain|
|Mary Crowley||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Gloria Diegan||2006||Ladies President|
|Wally O'Donoghue||2006||Men's Captain|
|Rachel Maher||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Eilis McDonnell||2007||Ladies President|
|Ged O'Dwyer||2007||Men's Captain|
|Anne Cullen||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Rose Collins||2008||Ladies President|
|John Gilmartin||2008||Men's Captain|
|Eithna Leonard||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Bridgette Spillane||2009||Ladies President|
|Pat O'Sullivan||2009||Men's Captain|
|Mary O'Mahony||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Carmel Beatty||2010||Ladies President|
|Tony Sadlier&||2010||Men's Captain|
|Jackie Leahy||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Kitty Maher||2011||Ladies President|
|Kevin Argue||2011||Men's Captain|
|Tineke Leonard||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Kitty Connolly||2012||Ladies President|
|Bernard Callaghan||2012||Men's Captain|
|Ann O'Friel||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Ger Maher||2013||Men's Captain|
|Mary Byrne||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Phil Morrison||2014||Ladies President|
|Joe Neville||2014||Men's Captain|
|Michele Magnier||2015||Ladies Captain|
|Lourdes Gleeson||2015||Ladies President|
|P. J. Holmes||2015||Men's Captain|
|Sean G. Meany
|Carol Murray||2016||Ladies Captain|
|Fergal Costelloe||2016||Men's Captain|
|Deirdre Kiernan||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Mairead Green||2017||Ladies President|
|Liam McDonnell||2017||Men's Captain|
|Lisa O’Shea (3)||2017||Lowest Ladies H'cap|
|Shirley Real (6)||2017||Lowest Ladies H'cap|
|Fiona Corbett (6)||2017||Lowest Ladies H'cap|
|Andrew McCormack (-1)
||2017||Lowest Men's H'cap|
|Jack Ryan (-1)
||2017||Lowest Men's H'cap|
|Eamonn Haugh||2017||Lowest Men's H'cap|
|John Kavanagh||2017||Lowest Men's H'cap|
|Cian Daly||2017||Lowest Men’s H'cap|
|Eamon Hock||2017||Lowest Men’s H'cap|
|Stephen Moloney||2017||Lowest Men's H'cap|
Holes in One at Castletroy
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Pat Nolan||13th||159 m|
|Mary Crowley||1 June 2000||13th||129 m|
|Rosemary Dunne||1 July 2000||16th||99 m|
|Eddie Price||7 July 2003||16th||110 m|
|Cian O'Donnell||11 July 2004||7th||140 m|
|Yvonne Fay-Cassidy||13 July 2006||5th||110 m|