Last weekend 6th – 8th Sept the finals of the Inter counties were held in Hillview in Co. Tipperary. The Westmeath team finished a credible 6th place with a score of 67 under par. The overall winners were Cork with 93 under par. The Westmeath team comprised 5 of our Club Members – Michael & Liam Buckley, John Browne, Alan Hanlon & Rene Bloem as well as Team Manager Martin Carter. The other member of the team was Pat Malone from the Custume club. The 2 subs were Niall Cuffe & Ronan Whelan both from the Kilbeggan club. It was a great weekend and a large contingent of supporters traveled down to lend their support.
INTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Collinstown have made their way through to the semi- finals of the above competition. They defeated Kilbeggan 7 – 2 on Saturday last in Tullamore. We wish them the best of luck in the semis whenever they are on.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALS.
The above competition were moved from Saturday last the 14th to Sunday 13th October because of Inter Club Championship quarter finals. In the Player of the Year semis are Alan Hanlon – v – Liam Buckley and John Browne – v – Ml. Buckley. In the semis of the Committees Prize are Martin Carter – v – Stuart Tarleton and Ml. Scally – v – Steven Ruane. In the ladies final we have Anne Kelly – v – Ena Clinton. We wish them all the best of luck.
JUVENILE PLAYER OF THE YEAR.
On Friday evening last the 13th we had the semi-finals and final of the above competition. In the semis were Nicholas Isdell, Cian Kennedy, Jack Buckley and Aaron Kennedy. The final was between defending champion Nicholas Isdell and Jack Buckley. There was some great pitch and putt played by all the boys but Nicholas showed his class and emerged the victor to win 5 and 4. Well done to all the boys and girls who turned up on the evening. There was a great party atmosphere in the clubhouse afterwards as all were treated to minerals, crisps and all sorts of goodies. There was a well deserved cuppa for the adults. Thanks to Michael and Liam Buckley who have looked after and coached the juveniles all year. They have a great bunch of young boys and girls coming along. Medals were presented to all the players and the semi-finalists were presented with little plaques. The winner Nicholas Isdell was presented with the Adrian Murray Trophy and a trophy which he can keep. Jack who was runner was also presented with a trophy. Thanks to Kathleen Bray who refereed the final. Thanks to Mary & Ena who were also on hand to lend their support and help out with the refreshments.
We sympathise with Niall Cuffe on the death of his mother in law and with Jimmy Revins from the Custume club on the death of his brother. May they rest in peace.
Ena Clinton, PRO