New sponsor for Castle's Father and Son Foursomes

Karl Devenney (Committee Chairman), Brian Nevin (Captain, Castle Golf Club) and Paul Carroll (CPL Resourses / sponsors) at the reception to announce Castle's new sponsorship agreement for the Father and Son Foursomes with Cpl Resources. Picture by Pat Cashman.

South Dublin is a hotbed of rugby talent but whether they hailed from Terenure College, St Mary's, De La Salle Churchtown or Wanderers, there's no doubt that the will be right behind Castle and new sponsors Cpl Resources when the Rathfarnham club stages the All Ireland Father & Son Foursomes for the 54th time in July.

Former Irish internationals and Castle members Niall Hogan, Jimmy Kelly, Des Fitzgerald, Vinny Cunningham, Ciaran Clarke, Kevin Flynn and Frank Ennis — picture at Castle when celebrating Irelands Six Nations victory — were some fo the first to hear of Castle's new sponsorship agreement with Cpl Resources Plc for the hugely popular event. 

Brian Nevin (Captain, Castle Golf Club) with Blanaid Nally (Lady Captain, Castle Golf Club) and Jim Bradley (President, Castle Golf Club) celebrate Ireland winning the 2014 RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship with Michael Kearney (Manager, Irish Rugby Team) and club members who are former Irish Rugby Internationals at back (from left) Niall Hogan, Jimmy Kelly, Des Fitzgerald, Vinny Cunningham, Ciaran Clarke, Kevin Flynn and Frank Ennis. Picture by Pat Cashman

Qualifying — 18-holes strokes  — will take place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July.  The cost of entry is €70 per pair.

It is expected that this year’s qualifying events will attract more than 500 entrants representing over 100 different clubs. Just 64 pairs will qualify for the match-play stages of the event, which will run from Monday 7th July until the Final on Sunday 13th July. 

Last year’s winners were Michael & Stephen Finlan of Blessington Lakes and Dunmurry Springs.  The 2013 event was a huge success with competitors experiencing the tremendous Castle welcome that is enjoyed throughout the week by all participants.