President’s Prize Weekend
Congratulations to Francis McCarthy,  2024 President of Cahir Park Golf Club,  on a very successful Prize weekend.
Having arranged beautiful weather, great Prizes Table, lovely food and entertainment,  Francis was delighted to present the many prizes to deserving winners, on what had been a very busy few days for the Club.   Francis expressed his thanks to everyone who supported him over the weekend and since he took up office last December.   He paid special thanks to Captains,  Don Quill,  Pauline Mulcahy and Bella Healy, Committee Members,  Head Greenkeeper Declan Walsh and all the Course Staff,  Lore, Kay and all Catering/Bar Staff, Paul Eivers and team in the ProShop and Kate Sheehy in Club Office.
Prize Winners:
Winner:  Peter Browne 60 pts
Second:  Ger Kiely 68 pts (Distant Member)
Gross:  Niall Morrison (1) 57pts
Third:  Vincent O’Brien 60pts (cb)
Fourth:  Kevin McLean 59pts
Leading Qualifier:  Richard Fitzgerald 38pts
Past President:  Peter McGuire 57pts
Best Senior:  Frank English 58pts
Best Junior:  Darragh Moloney 34pts
Winner:  Marie Keating 60pts
Second:  Rosemary O’Donnell 56pts
Gross:  Susie Burke 32pts
Third:  Marie Devitt 55pts
Fourth:  Breda Keating 52pts
Leading Qualifier:  Caitlin Fitzgerald 31pts (cb)
Senior:  Miriam Halley 50pts
Mixed Fourball
Close behind the Senior Cup match, the Mixed Fourball Team of Susan Carey/David O’Connell,  Kathleen Alton/Donal Mullane,  Julie Connolly/John Molloy, Breda Keating/Philip Hayes under Managers Liam Wall,  Mary Lyons and Cathy O’Gorman were playing a strong team from Cobh G.C.   Again, the matches were tight and with 2:2 result, the nominated pairs went down the 19th.  Unfortunately, giving shots to their opposition,  the home pair came up short.   Congratulations to Cobh G.C.. A tough match and a performance by Cahir Park Team which everyone is proud of.
Interclub Competitions
Men’s Senior Cup
Saturday, the first day of June 2024 brought glorious sunshine to Cahir Park and attention turned temporarily away from President’s Prize and onto Interclub Competitions.
At 3pm, Club Professional,  Paul Eivers,  Manager of our Men’s Senior Cup Team of Declan Walsh,  Gary Morrison, Emmet Leahy,  Carthach Leahy and Ian Flannery, introduced the team to the Men from Dungarvan G.C. and wished everyone good golf for what was anticipated,  a tough competitive match.
The matches remained tight all afternoon and with 4 completed, the scores stood 2:2.  All eyes turned to the last match with Ian Flannery battling for the home team.  Tied after 18 holes, the final pair moved to the 19th. A fantastic up and down on 19 saved and halved the Hole.  On the 20th Hole, Ian holed a birdie putt to win and put Cahir Park into the next round.  Congratulations to the Team and Manager,Paul Eivers.
Ladies Results
Tuesday, 28th May, Eleanor Carroll,  Anne Fahy and Mary Walsh O’Dwyer won the 12 Hole Champagne Scramble with 58pts.
Thursday,  30th May,  Breda Wall (27) won the 18 Hole Singles Stapleford competition with 34pts and Miriam Halley (15) was close Second with 33pts
A 9 Hole Singles Stapleford was also played on Thursday and Imelda Fitzpatrick (21) won with 15pts.
Cahir Park Golf Club Open Classic
This weekend,  Friday 7th to Sunday 9th June,  the annual Open Club Classic takes place. In aid of Course Development, fantastic prizes to be won.  Very kindly sponsored by Morrison BMW Cahir, with generous prize fund of €3,000.  Team of 3, €165 including main course meal, all men’s,  all ladies, mixed, €600 to overall Winning Team,  €300 for Winning team of other two categories. €300 towards Seanoiri team prizes.  All other team cards are in a Draw for 10 prizes to value of €1,500.
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Thank you to Course Team
The work of Head Greenkeeper Declan Walsh and his Team has been complimented frequently since the 18 Holes were open to play.   Despite the continuous disagreeable weather,  all aspects of the Course are in great condition.
Thank you, gentlemen, for your meticulous work. Cahir Park Course was a showcase amid the numerous competitions and Classics and Society outings over the past three weeks.
Ladies Summer Matchplay
The Teams sheet is posted in Ladies locker room.  Time to arrange matches and get cracking for the fabulous prizes which are sponsored by Bánór, The Skin’s Shepherd.  Best wishes to everyone who supported this Matchplay and huge thanks to the Sponsors,  Nicola and Elaine.
Club Mixed Foursomes
Sincere thanks to Julie Connolly for organising the Draw Sheet which is posted in back hall to locker rooms.   This new competition for the Club is very generously sponsored by Connolly Cards Fethard.   Round 1 is to be played in June, so start arranging the matches.  Best wishes to everyone.
Find the Golf Ball
At last,  the Golf Ball was found!.
Great excitement during the President’s Prize presentation when Vice-Captain Breda Kavanagh won €1,300 after her envelope for card number 42 was turned.  Congratulations Breda!
The Draw resumes next weekend with initial prize fund of €500.
Thank you to everyone who supports Find the Golf Ball and to John and Peter who weekly administer the Draw.
Wishing everyone a good week on the golf course and looking forward to meeting many Golfers over the Classic weekend and for the prize Presentation on Sunday evening 9th June at 7.30pm in the Clubhouse