Sunday October 23
On the weekend that saw our neighbors claim their first Senior GAA championship and Padraig Harrington break an 8 year winning drought, our own members picked up the clubs again to do battle. Thankfully for some of the names that got to the top of the field none of them have had to wait as long to get a win in recent times. This week saw Stephen Smith come out on top with Conor McEvoy and Peter Foran very close behind. Well done lads great play.
Sunday October 30
With the weekend that was in it its fair to say that none of the members put in any scary scores, or made a complete Ghoul of themselves. It was however good to see some new names coming through the ranks and challenging the established order that has developed in recent months. This week we saw Steven Kockott conjure up a magical round of golf coming in with 43 points, trailing well behind, Trump like, were Philip Coleman on 38 points and Brendan Fox also on 38 points. Well done everyone on a great round of golf.
Special mention has to made has to be given to our club Captain who won a raffle, I mean table of merit, to represent the club at the Titliest Invitational at the Belfry Golf Club last week. This saw Gary search for, find and use his Driver for the first time in 3 years and we are sure he did us all proud. Well done Captain great to see our club represented in the big time. Last years Captain took a picture with last years Belfry warrior and it hangs in the clubhouse, expect a new photo of Gary shaking hands with himself shortly.
Mid Week Warriors
Just prior to their seasonal break for hibernation, our senior members took to the fairways once more with feeling. These club legends started this weekly ritual, seven years ago under the watchful eye of Finbarr O'Reilly and without whom I have no doubt its success is hinged upon. In these impersonal times any group that encourages retired and new people to meet and socialise is not only vital but a very important part of any clubs life. Last weeks 9 hole Shamble (yes Shamble) was won on the Ladies front by Mary Whelan, second Angela O'Dwyer, third Eva Williams. For the Gents 1st Canice Hogan, 2nd John Clarke, 3rd Alex McAuley. All members retired (again) to the Riverfront Hotel for lunch and to plot their successes when the group reawaken post winter slumber in May 2017. Well done everyone, heres to 2017.