A Shattered Dream
The week started with excitement and concluded with disappointment, but also with pride in the Men and Women of the Teams of Cahir Park Golf Club.
The joy and pleasure that the Teams of Cahir Park Golf Club brought to all their supporters throughout the summer has to be acknowledged and applauded.
You are truly appreciated by the Club Committees and Club members.
On Wednesday morning, the Men’s Pierce Purcell Team, Subs and Managers, John Morrissey and Tom Hickey, were on the road before dawn and heading up the M8/M50 to Knightsbrook Golf Club near
Trim, Co Meath for practice matches from 10am.
On Thursday, at 11.05 am, the All-Ireland Semi-Finals got underway with Cahir Park playing Ballinrobe G.C.. After some tough matches, Cahir Park Men were the happy group after a tense final match on the 19th Hole saw victory go to Cahir Park 3/2 and the reward of the All-Ireland Final on Friday opposite Spanish Point G.C. who qualified for the Final following their semi-final match v Strabane.
The Ladies Revive Active Fourball Team and Subs and Managers, Mary Lyons and Chris Noonan, arrived at Knightsbrook Golf Club on Thursday for their early morning practice rounds on Friday.
The predicted Yellow Rain Warning for Friday became reality very fast, and the Pierce Purcell Teams played intense golf in very difficult conditions. The Matches concluded again with a group going down the 19th, but this time Spanish Point were the victors, 3/2 the Final result.
The Cahir Park Team members: Donal Mullane. John Ryan, John Molloy, John Cashman, Barry Moloney, Declan Lonergan, Willie Morrissey. John McGrath, Seamus Moran, Conal O’Reilly, Don Quill and Jim Davis were all presented with Silver Medals. Team Manager John Morrissey said “the players were brilliant all year, you could not ask for more from them, they went above and beyond” for the Club. Congratulations to each member of the Pierce Purcell Panel and to the Managers for the wonderful success of playing in the All-Ireland Final.
Saturday morning was dull, dreary and very cold. Cahir Park Ladies teed off at 10.40am v Gort G.C. in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals of the Revive Active Fourball competition. Matches were close with fabulous Drives, Pitching and Putting on display. The Ladies of Gort came out on top with the result of 3/2 victory to the County Galway Club.
A very emotional Cahir Park Team Captain, Chris Noonan, paid tribute to the Panel for their dedication to the competition in time and expense travelling for practice matches and competitions. The Panel: Michelle Keating, Emma Keating, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Joanne Quaid, Patricia Browne. Caroline Maher, Deirdre O’Neill, Susie Burke, Miriam Halley, Norma O’Brien, Julie Connolly, Marie Keating, Susan Carey, Breda Keating, Margaret Gill were all presented with Bronze Medals.
Congratulations and thank you Ladies for an amazing summer of very enjoyable competitive golf.
Tuesday 12th September 12 Hole Champagne Scramble.
Winning Team was Mary Kenrick, Phil O’Connor, Eithne Kelly and Carol Moore with 67pts.
Thursday 14th September 18 Hole S/F
Winner, Breda Wall (34) 38pts, 2nd Rosaleen Fitzgerald (26) 35pts, 3rd Mary Kenrick (21) 34pts.
Upcoming Ladies Open Day
The final Open Day of the Season will be on Thursday 28th September and is being very kindly sponsored by Morrisons Pharmacy, Cahir. The competition is Open 3-Ball.
TeeTime can be booked via ProShop 052 7441474.
A great Day to look forward to. Get your Team in place.
Thursday 21st September marks the first day of Hamper competitions and will be 18 Hole Stroke. (Christmas is coming!)
On Sunday 1st October , the Grand Final of the Ladies Bramleigh Lodge Nursing Home Summer Series will be played. Tee Times are reserved from 12 noon to 1.30pm.
The Noel Ahearne Memorial Cup took place from the 8th to the 10th of September. The winner was Patrick Fitzgearld playing off 8 with a superb nett 65. Second place sent to Eoin O Sullivan playing off 21 with a nett 67. The gross prize was won by Darren Sweeney playing off 1 with a gross 71. Andrew Dillion picked up 3rd prize with a nett 68 (CB) playing off 19. The junior prize was won by Darragh Moloney playing off 29 with a nett 67.
Find the Golfball Draw
The result of the Find the Golfball draw on Saturday 16th September.
The envelope drawn was for Paddy Farrell and his number was 51. Not a winner, Paddy received €20. The next draw will take place on Saturday 23rd September. This will be shown live on our Facebook at 6pm approximately. The Jackpot will be €1,440. Just 12 cards remaining.