Well done to Brendan Gaffney who won the Captains Prize last Sunday with a score of 100 over 27 holes. In an exciting finish the win was secured when Willie Tiernan’s final putt lipped the hole and a relieved Brendan won his first Captains Prize. At the presentation Captain Michael Rush thanked everyone who took part or helped in any way to make the day a success. He said it was a great honour to be Captain and thanked the members for their support. He thanked the groundsman Charlie and all the volunteers for the great condition of the course. He thanked all who work on committees and also thanked Mary and Vincent for looking after the food and the bar. He thanked Susan and Liz for the presentation table and flowers and finished by presenting a floral bouquet to his wife Ann and thanking his daughters, Nicole, Jessica, Sophie & Rachel and his brother Brian. In response Michael was thanked for his great Captaincy and for all his work for the club. A presentation was made to Michael on behalf of all the members.
The winner Brendan Gaffney said he was delighted and honoured to win the prize and thanked everyone for their good wishes. He thanked Michael Rush for a great day and paid tribute for all the work he does for the club. He thanked all the volunteers and members for making the Club special and reserved a special tribute for Pat Conroy for his great work as Handicap Secretary. He thanked all his playing partners on the day, Jim Mooney, Dave Purser, Lorcan Egan & Vincent Egan and finished by thanking Susan and his family for their support. Tish Perry who accepted the Captains prize to the Ladies on behalf of Carmel Garry said Carmel was thrilled to win and thanked Michael for the prize. A special presentation flag was made to Michael Rush by groundsman Charlie Beirne and The full list of prize-winners were as follows…..1st Brendan Gaffney, 2nd Willie Tiernan, Gross Gary Carty , 3rd Lorcan Egan, 18 Net Seamus Gallagher, Categories 0-13 Patrick Egan, 14-18 Paddy Nangle 19-28 Derek Henry, 1st Nine Shane O’Dowd, 2nd Nine Tommy King, 3rd Nine Lionel Lynn Tom Kearney, Past Captain Sean Heslin, Senior Vincent Egan, Student 1st Enda Smith, Visitor Colm McQueeney Ladies Prizes 1st Carmel McGarry, 2nd Liz Dwyer, Gross Tish Perry, 3rd Michelle Quinn.
Thursdays Par Three competition was won by Pat Conroy 45pts, 2nd Michael Gilmartin 44pts, Gross Owen Garvin, 3rd Lewis Shaw 42pts. Fridays Captains Scramble was won by Sandra McCrann, Michael Rush & Patrick Egan, 2nd Marie Gallagher, Liam Whyte & Tom Kearney, 3rd Liz Dwyer, Terry Canning, Eamon Perry, Criona O’Donnell.
Competitions for this week are the Mens Competition on Thursday night, the Scramble on Friday and an eighteen hole on Sunday. Results for the July Draw, winner Terry Canning €70, Carmel Conlon & Paddy Nangle €40.
Dates for your diary are the Foreclub Alliance Sat/Sun August 15th/16th, “Last Man Standing” Saturday August 22nd and Lady Presidents Day on Sunday August 30th.