Commins duo win All Ireland Father and Son at Castle
Matthew and Kevin Commins (Ardee / Cloverhill) winners of the 2019 Dawson Jewellers sponsored Father & Son Foursomes at the Castle Golf Club  (14/07/2019). Picture by  Pat Cashman

Matthew and Kevin Commins (Ardee / Cloverhill) winners of the 2019 Dawson Jewellers sponsored Father & Son Foursomes at the Castle Golf Club (14/07/2019). Picture by Pat Cashman

Kevin and Matthew Commins claimed the Dawson Jewellers sponsored All Ireland Father and Son Foursomes at Castle Golf Club.

Almost 400 golfers representing close to 100 different golf clubs participated in the qualifying rounds of an event renowned for its friendly atmosphere.

And it was Kevin and Matthew, playing out of Cloverhill and Ardee, who overcame Stackstown’s Jonathan and Robert Rutledge in a competitive matchplay final, winning 5&4.

Ken McDonagh from sponsor Dawson Jewellers was thrilled to be associated with a tournament that “builds and nourishes future talent, family relationships and values.”

All the results and news related to the event can be found on the Castle website at www.castlegc.ie.  

The Father and Son started in 1961 when some juveniles proposed the idea of a competition in which they could participate on a Saturday.

The Captain of the day, Gerry Garland, suggested a Father and Son Foursomes which was confined to Castle members in its first year.

The inaugural winners were Dick and Tom Lenehan and it was played over 18 holes stroke play. The following year it opened to other clubs and it continued as a stroke play event until 1964 when it became a matchplay tournament.

The first matchplay winners were Davy and Brian Knott and the rules of the competition have remained the same ever since.