WINTER LEAGUES (AKA JOE BRAY LEAGUES).
At last the finals of the above competition took place on Monday evening last the 1st April in biting cold easterly wind. Congratulations to the three teams who played some great pitch & putt despite the inclement conditions.
The winners on a wonderful score of 28 were John Browne’s team of Leo Ryan & Gary Middleton. R/Up on a score of 23 were Rene Bloem, Ml. Heffernan & Martin Carroll and in 3rd spot were Tom Archbold, Mark Foran and John Flanagan on a score of 18. This competition goes from strength to strength each year and this year was no exception as we had 27 people involved in same from the outset which was wonderful and it is a testimony to the man in whose honour it is. Thanks to Kathleen Bray who sponsored the winners prizes which is very generous of her and for the lovely spread which she laid out for everyone after the event and which was much appreciated by all and sundry. Thanks to John Browne who sponsored the prizes for the runners up and the club put up the prizes for the third spot. John Browne was magnanimous in his praise of this competition and the esteem in which the late Joe Bray was held in the club and for the amount of work which he did for same. He also had great praise for his two team mates Leo Ryan and Gary Middleton. The latter has only joined our club this year and its great to see him getting off to such a good start.
The course was in great condition despite the prolonged, harsh weather conditions of late. Thanks to the workmen who have done trojan work on the course with drainage etc. Thanks to Comp. Secretary, Martin Carter who has had an unenviable job trying to facilitate everyone with the running of this competition and also with cancellations due to weather conditions.
PADDY BARDON SHIELD.
The first round of this competition took place on Sat last. There are 6 teams in same. The second round takes place on Saturday week next the 13th at 11 a.m. The 3rd round will take place on Sat. 20th April all at 11 a.m.
SEAN COYNE MEMORIAL.
The second leg of the above competition, which had to be cancelled owing to bad weather conditions, has now been re scheduled for Sunday morning 14th April at 12 noon. We need all our players out on that day as we are 48 shots behind going into the second leg.
Closing Date for Inter County teams is Friday next the 5th.
The Entry Sheet for the above is up in the clubhouse. Closing Date for entries and draw is Saturday 20th April.
Congratulations to John Browne who has done trojan work with the Collinstown website to get it up and running again. Many thanks John.
We sympathise with Gerry Coyne, Secretary of the Co. Board who was bereaved recently with the sudden and untimely death of his brother in law James McCourt. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.
Ena Clinton, PRO.