LAST Friday was a great day for Kerry underage Pitch and Putt at the Riverdale course in Nenagh as St Brendans and Killarney Community College respectively finished first and second in the Munster Schools competition.
The Sem's victory came by a mere shot from the 'Tech' in the finish. The winning St Brendans team of Creagh Courtney, Michael Cronin and captain Jason O'Brien scores of six and five under as well as two over par respectively gave them a total of nine under par with the Community College team of Conor and Stephen McCarthy along with Kieran Fitzpatrick's score of five and seven under as well as four over par giving them a final total of eight under par. Both teams will now go forward to the National Finals which will take place at another Tipperary course, Lakeside in Templemore on Friday week October 25.
The County Board congratulates both teams on their performances last Friday in Nenagh. This is the Sem's third success in the last decade in this competition following wins in 2004 and 2008 respectively while from a county perspective, all bar two of the Munster underage honours in Pitch and Putt have been won by Kerry when this success is taken in conjunction with Conor McCarthy's victory in the Munster U-16 Boys Strokeplay and the Kerry team's win in the U-16 Inter-County competition earlier in the summer. That certainly is a tremendous endorsement of the work that is being done at underage level by all concerned.
The next County Board Meeting is Tuesday in Tralee at 8pm. All officers and delegates are requested to attend while the Gleneagle club have announced as well that their Annual Whitefield Charity Open will take place over three days during the upcoming October Bank Holiday Weekend with play over Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Play on Friday is discontinued for this year. The final Country Board competition of the year, the Paul O'Sullivan Memorial Three Ball Scramble takes place on Sunday November 2 in Tralee.