Noticeboard Sweepstakes Week 24


Noticeboard Sweepstakes in association with Druids Golf

Druids Golf has kindly agreed to Sponsor our entire series. A new Irish Golf Brand, based in Kilkenny, Druids is a leading European manufacturer and distributor of branded & licensed golf products. Druids thrive on innovation, dedication and superior customer care which is vital for professional working relationships. They deal directly with golf pro shops, corporate events & sports clubs. The goal remains the same, providing great quality brands at the very best prices. A passion for quality and belief in offering the best products make Druids your perfect trading partner. Rathdowney Golf Club and Mannan Castle are this week’s generous sponsors

Rathdowney Golf Club is a beautiful parkland golf course set in the south western corner of Co. Laois. Established in 1930 it covers 104 acres of countryside and offers a very pleasant round of golf. In 1997 the course was extended to 18 holes, using the advice of renowned golf course designer Pat Ruddy, and now offers a new challenge to all who play it. In recent years a new clubhouse was opened offering modern facilities and services. Today the course is of a matured state, with challenging holes and fairways. All greens are now at USGA standard (sand based) and are renowned for their excellence. The course can measure over 6000m off the black tees. The bar and restaurant (Fairway 19) are open to the public and cater for all events including societies and open events. Rathdowney Golf Club is a unique location to play an enjoyable round of golf. Rathdowney Golf Club is 5 minutes from M7 (J21) & M8 (J3) motorways. Phone: 00 353 505 46170.

Mannan Castle facilities include an 18 hole parkland course, a driving range, pitch and putt area, chipping facility and two putting greens in addition to the clubhouse bar and dining facilities. Ride-on buggy, electric trolley and pull trollies are available to hire from our professional Kevin McGivern. The driving range has 10 bays with 5 of these using automated ball placement. There is also a tuition bay where our professional, Kevin, impacts his knowledge.

The Canadian Open 

The sporting life provides a good preview here

A word to the wise – please check the runner and riders by clicking here. 

Only two players from this week’s world top 10 allowed in any team. Check out this week’s World Top 10 here

Simply sign up or connect to this site using a connect button that suits you (on some mobile devices you may need to scroll down below the comment box to connect)  and type the names of the four players in the comment box below here on this webpage. Once again I am asking people to enter a guestimate for your team score which will be used in the event of a tie-break. It is up to members to “sign their own card” by reporting their team’s score on this thread before 1pm Monday, July 30. Entries close at 11 am Thursday, July 26.

Best of luck everyone!


  1. I am glad to announce that Paddy McMahon has won the fourball kindly sponsored Rathdowney Golf Club, while Mike Murphy has won the fourball sponsored by Mannan Castle. Thanks as always to series sponsors Druids Golf.

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