Fantastic Pro-Am at Cahir Park Golf Club

Great result for the Joint Professional Winners of Liam Grehan, K Club and Simon Thornton,  Tulfarris G.C. with score of 68, 3 Under Par.

Tuesday 9th August was a glorious day of sunshine and wonderful Golf in Cahir Park.  The very well organised Pro-Am attracted fifty Teams with two Shotgun starts,  Morning and Afternoon.  The Course was immaculate and the Golf balls were travelling fast in the amazing summer conditions.

Morrison BMW and Mini very kindly sponsored the very successful event.   Speaking at the presentation of Prizes,  Club Captain Gary Morrison expressed his delight of being involved in the Pro-Am and thanked BMW, Club Assistant Professional Paul Eivers for all his work in organising the Pro-Am, the Course Team led by Declan Walsh,  Catering and Bar staff,  Kate Sheehy, Office Secretary and Club members for their support.  Captain Gary thanked all the PGA Officials and the PGA Professionals and visiting teams for participation and making the day special and successful.

Results of Pro-Am

Charity Shot:  Winner, Donald Hurley

Nearest the Pin:  3rd Hole, Paul Leahy, 5th Hole, Tommy Dunphy,  9th Hole, Tim O’Donoghue,  16th Hole,  Mark Kingston.

4th Overall  with 94pts: (50 Back 9),  PGA Professional Cathal Barry, Balcarrick G.C. with Team, Barry Hennessy,  Tommy Dunphy, Frank Moran.

3rd Overall with 96pts:  PGA Professional Gavin Young, Ballykelly G.C. with Team, Noel Hally,  Pat Stakelum, Donal Hurley.

Runners-up:  99pts:  PGA Professional David Ryan, East Cork G.C. with Team, Francis McCarthy,  Noel Finn, Jimmy McCarthy.

Winners with 111pts:  PGA Professional Colin Moriarty, Glassan Lakehouse G.C. with Team, PJ Butler. Aidan Colgan. Brian Byrne.

Joint Professional Winners with score of 68, 3 Under Par, PGA Professionals Liam Grehan, K Club and Simon Thornton, Tulfarris G.C.

Well done to Captain Gary Morrison and his Morrison BMW team in Cahir for organising and sponsoring a wonderful day.

Mixed emotions again for our Mixed Teams

Congratulations to the Cullen Cup Team who won against Bray G.C team on Thursday evening.  Playing three games at home and two away in Bray G.C., the success came down to the final match in Bray with Shay Hughes and Emma Keating doing the honours.  The Team of Vincent Bradshaw and Susan Carey,  Francis McCarthy and Caitlin Fitzgerald,  Pat McEvoy and Breda Keating,  Shay Hughes and Emma Keating, Barry Moloney and Winnie Neary are managed by Sean Casey and Chris Noonan.  Details of the next round to be advised and the Panel are wished continued success in the Cullen Cup.

No joy for the Diageo Mixed Foursomes Team who unfortunately lost the Semi-Final to a strong Carlow G.C team playing on neutral territory in Roscrea G.C. on Saturday.  Many, many nights of practice were put in by the whole Panel and great thanks goes to everyone for your input and dedication to the competition and to the Club.

Panel members include Julie Connolly, Susan Carey,  Caitlin Fitzgerald, Emma Keating, Joanne Quaid,  Patricia Browne,  Caroline Maher,  Shay Hughes,  Francis McCarthy, Vincent Bradshaw,  Brian Fraser,  Jake Lindy, Peter Meaney.  Managers are Sean Casey and Chris Noonan.

Dates for Diary:  Ladies Annual Charity Day in aid of South Tipperary Hospice on this Thursday 18th August.   Open 3 Ball Champagne Scramble very kindly sponsored by Noel Flanagan,  Cahir Carpets Ltd and Ned Grant Builders. Booking via ProShop 052 7441474.

Members Support requested!

This year Cahir Park has and continues to enjoy Teams success.  All success comes with a personal cost to Team Panel members and Managers, both financially and in hours spent practising and travelling to Away venues.  All done for the enjoyment of the game of golf and to represent the Members of Cahir Park Golf Club.  The Club takes responsibility for defraying some of the costs.  Next weekend,  Friday 19th and Saturday 20th August and Thursday 25th August,  we are asking members to subscribe an extra €10 above Competition entry fee to assist with expenses.  Your support will be very much appreciated.


Mari Mina Bernie Boles Memorial Series played Thursday 11th August,  18 Hole Stapleford.

Congratulations to Lady Captain Margaret Gill (23) who won with 40pts and Patricia Browne (20) who was second with 39pts.


Very Successful Tim Shanahan Memorial Weekend

There was great support for this competition and the Ladies returned great scores over Saturday and Sunday.

Winner:  Kathleen Lonergan (17) 40pts,  2nd,  Cathy O’Gorman (29), 38pts (C/B), 3rd, Noreen Hally (29) 38pts (C/B)


Our ABP open singles qualifiers continued last week up to August 11th. Category 1 was captured by Shay Hughes scoring 34 points playing off 5. Category 2 was won by Paul Nugent returning 38 points playing off 9. Sean Casey took top spot in Category 3 with 39 points playing off 21. Finally in Category 4 Willie Delahunty had an excellent score of 40 points playing off 22.


Tim Shanahan Memorial Cup


The Tim Shanahan Memorial Cup was well supported and took place from Friday 5th To Sunday 7th August.

Paul Francis Shanahan went low shooting a nett 62 playing off 16 to win the event. Excellent shooting. Second place went to Tim O’Donoughue with a nett 66 playing off 11. Jack White secured the gross prize with a gross 70 playing off 1. Rounding off the prize winners was David Leo in third place with a nett 66playing off 19.