As he prepares to retire at the end of the year following 50 years at Castle, David Kinsella celebrated with his son Ross, who was on the winning Castle team in the final of the FBD Barton Cup against Clontarf.
David is familiar with this magnificent trophy as he was on the winning Skerries Golf Club Barton Cup team in 1965.
He has been with Castle for almost fifty years as a professional, having started there as an assistant professional straight from the amateur ranks in 1966. He is a former Captain of the PGA and was Leinster Coach to the GUI for over twelve years. (A function to celebrate his years of service will be held next Saturday.)
Castle beat Clontarf 3-2 in the second lead on away turf on Saturday to win the FBD Barton Cup 6-4 overall.
Irish Seniors Home in Triumph
European Senior Men's Amateur Team Championship — Three wins in a row and five in 10 editions is a testament to the strength in depth of Irish Seniors golf and it's little wonder there were joyous scenes when the team and officials arrived home on Sunday.
Team Captain Sean O'Leary and manager Tommie Basquille were greeted by supporters as the team of Maurice Kelly, Tom Cleary, Adrian Morrow, Garth McGimpsey, Arthur Pierse and John Mitchell returned with the trophy following their tense, 3-2 win over Italy in Saturday's final at Pravets Golf Club in Bulgaria.