The weather was perfect for golf, the Course in fine order, the Greens in superb playing condition and the Flags in good challenging positions.
Refreshments available after the 9th Hole with thanks to Yanis and John. Dinner in the Clubhouse after the 18th by the fantastic Club Catering team. Rest, relaxation and fun followed. It was Captain Gary’s Birthday! Cake and candles, music and dancing and everyone enjoyed a very successful weekend.
Hole in One on the 16th!
was reported on Sunday morning to be followed by another Hole in One, again on the 16th! Captain Gary’s Prize weekend will surely be remembered.
Overseas Member William Howard, originally from Co. Cork and whose home Club is Lakewood Golf Club in Long Beach, California was celebrating his success in the Clubhouse when Bunty Flannery had his all-exciting shot on the 16th. No time to celebrate for Bunty as he qualified in the top 30 Play-off on Sunday evening.
Captain Gary Morrison, professional as always, was eloquent in his address to the very large gathering of family, members and friends. Remembering everyone involved in running the Club, expressing thanks to many, Gary invited Members to become more involved in the running of the Club and join committees.
The Winner of Captain’s Prize and Trophy for 2022 was Darren Sweeney (2) 109 2/3 Nett.
2nd, Paul O’Sullivan (15) 108 Nett
Gross: Peter Meaney (1) 114 Gross
3rd: Derek Davis (9) 110 Nett
4th: Sean Casey (23) 110 2/3 Nett
Leading Qualifier: Ed O’Gorman (18) 65 Nett
Past Captain: Francis McCarthy (12) 117 Nett
Junior: Luke Healy (10) 73 Nett
Committee Member: Don Quill (20) 112 2/3
Senior 12 Hole Singles Stapleford played Tuesday 26th July for Captain’s Prize
Category A: Colm O’Flaherty 32pts
Category B: Kevin McGuire Snr. 32pts
Category C: Pat Fogarty 28pts
Seniors Overall Perpetual Plate Winner: Pat Kennedy 32pts
Congratulations to all the prize winners and to Captain Gary Morrison.
New Driving Range Bays and Putting Green.
These fabulous new facilities were officially opened on Sunday evening coinciding with Men’s Captain’s Prize weekend. Blessed by Club Member, Rev. Fr. Joe Flynn, who wished all using the Driving Range Bays and Putting Green safe and good golf, the ribbon for Putting Green was cut by Junior Captain Ellen Farrell and the ribbon for the Driving Range Bays was cut by Seamus Moran, Honorary Secretary 2020/2021, who was instrumental in applying for the Sports Capital Resilience Grant which kick started the project. The Bays are in full use and were of huge benefit last week when rainfall was heavy. The Putting Green is conveniently located by the Driving Range. Much thanks to all the Members who did Fundraising and Grant Applications to realise both projects and to the Course Manager and Staff for their hard work and support.
Cahir Park Golf Club Pro-Am, Tuesday 9th August
A number of the Professional Golfers participating in the Pro-Am are also providing Golf Clinics for Members and Visitors at 1pm on the day. These Clinics are free and afford a great opportunity for all Golfers to pick up tips and perhaps learn new techniques. No need to book, come and enjoy.
The Annual John and Breda Ryan Memorial Weekend was held 22nd to 24th July and both Men’s and Ladies Competitions were very well supported. Very kindly sponsored by the Ryan Family, the John Ryan Memorial Cup was won by Michael Barrett (27) 46pts and the Breda Ryan Memorial Cup was won by Ellen Farrell (24) 46pts. Congratulations to both Winners who had wonderful scores.
Runners-up: Men’s 2nd, Paul O’Sullivan (15) 43 pts, Gross: Emmet Leahy (0) 37 Gross, 3rd, Colin Fitzgerald (12) 41pts
Ladies: 2nd, Marie Devitt (37) 38pts, 3rd, Pauline Mulcahy (30) 37pts
Senior Ladies Tuesday 26th July
Champagne Scramble 12 Holes
One point separated the top two teams.
Winners: Mary Comerford, Eleanor Cummins, Phil O’Connor, Ann Mulcahy, 77pts
2nd: Eleanor Carroll. Imelda Buckley, Maureen McEvoy, Mary Kelleher, 76pts
Thursday 28th July, 18 Hole Singles Stapleford
Further success for Fiona Rea (46) who won with 47 pts having been the Victor the previous Thursday also. Well done, Fiona !
Second place went to Josie Walsh (29) 41pts and Mary Cotter (30) was third with 40pts.
The Thursday competition was also Munster Cup Qualifier for H/C Index 20 and less. Congratulations to the three Ladies who will represent Cahir Park in Lee Valley G.C. on 17th August, Mary Kenrick, Julie Connolly and Caitlin Fitzgerald.
Tim Shanahan Memorial Cup, Friday 5th to Sunday 7th August.
Gents 18 Hole Stroke Competition and Ladies 18 Hole Stableford Competition.
Tim was Past President of the Club, served on many committees and worked tirelessly for the benefit of Cahir Park. His sad passing due to Motor Neurone Disease left a big void in the Club and more so for his beloved Family.
The Memorial Cup Weekend is organised to pay tribute to a special Man. Rest in Peace Tim.
Cashman Cup Team
Best wishes to the Cashman Cup Team and Managers, Richard Fitzgerald and Vincent Bradshaw, who play Mahon G.C. in the Munster Final on Sunday.
Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy
Best wishes to the Ladies of Cahir Park who play Tralee G.C. Ladies at home on Wednesday 3rd August in the Munster Final first leg. The Away game v Tralee will be played in Tralee G.C. on Monday 15th August.