Junior Golf Update


Interclub Juniors

Our under 18 boys interclub team finished runners up Portarlington on 29th June playing against 23 other clubs in the Leinster Central final . Tremendous performance by the lads,  the club are so proud of their efforts and representing the club with such respect thanks, Eoin , Conor , Dara, Connor and Timmy. Picture attached.

Our Under 15 boys team won their three matches against Castlecomer on 30th June and progress to round two against Naas. Well done to John Leamy and the team on the day, Joseph Langton, Dara Leamy, Conor Carroll, Dylan Drennan, James Kelsey, Eabhan Kehoe, Daragh Carroll

Golf Coaching For Kids With Disabilities

Following a year and half of planning and preparations, Gowran Park Golf Club launched their All-Ability golf coaching program this week starting with four wonderful kids supported by their parents, volunteers from the club, Kilkenny Recreation & Sports Partnership and Golf Ireland and are the first golf club in County Kilkenny to do so with the idea to build a program that other golf clubs can adopt in time.

The program is geared to teaching kids with disabilities who have little or no golf experience to learn the great game and focusses on their ability, fun, games, and of course golf all within a safe and child friendly positive environment.


Gowran Park are one of the Golf Ireland Golf4All hubs who deliver disability inclusive golf programmes for people with disabilities. Welcoming children through the KRSP to their programme, the club is an advocate for inclusive golf and are a reflective example of the message that golf is for everyone.

Inspired by Paul O Rahilly, a visually impaired member of Gowran Park he is supported by club management, Mens, and Ladies’ committees, our club volunteers and the Junior committee along with resident coach Dominic Bolger.

For more information on inclusive Golf Programs visit www.golfireland.ie/disability-and-inclusion or contact Seamus Nugent at KRSP.

Picture attached below.


The All-Ability Golf program has just completed the first cycle of coaching sessions at Gowran Park and the feedback to date from the juniors and parents is very positive. We had an average of 5 to 6 volunteers at each session helping the four kids and supporting the resident coach Dominic Bolger with putting, pitching, movements using soft balls and lots of fun games. Overall, it was a very rewarding experience for all involved and the club would like to thank our volunteers, Judy Dick, Sarah Lynch, Rita McGuiness, Ashley Boote, Jean Kehoe, Kate Hennessy, President Eileen Tobin, Paul O Rahilly, Treasurer Jim Walsh, Lorcan Lynch, Dominic Bolger, Niall Brett for his brilliant signage work and of course the four wonderful Juniors Jay, Faye, Zara and Seamus. We hope to grow our numbers going forward with the support from KRSP and thank you Seamus Nugent.


Results Junior Competitions June

Results from Tuesdays competition 27th June.• 9 holes girls – 1st Katie Comerford €10 voucher.• 18 holes – 1st Dylan Drennan 42pts €20 voucher. 2nd Dara Leamy 37pts €10 voucher.

Results of Junior competition held on Tuesday 13th June. Winner 18 holes Harry Concannon 40pts.€20l voucher. Winner 9 holes Jack Vaughan 23 pts €10 voucher.


South East Junior Open Championship

The inaugural South East Junior Open Championship will take place in Gowran on August 22nd in memory of of our Junior Harry Byrne. We hope this competition will be a fitting tribute to a great junior member in Gowran and urge all to support this competition, Booking timesheet is now open, it is €15 for Gowran junior members and €20 very visiting juniors.


Happy Golfing,

Junior committee