Friday 19 September 2014

Pitch perfect celebrations as club marks 40th anniversary

Published 03/07/2013 | 05:36

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Kieran Looney, Cllr Paddy Courtney Mayor of Killarney, Conor McCarthy, Darragh O'Keeffe with Mary and John Murphy at the Deerpark Pitch and Putt Club 40th celebrations in the Killarney Avenue, Killarney on Friday. Photo: Michelle Cooper Galvin

KILLARNEY Pitch and Putt Club celebrated its 40th anniversary in style last week with two special evenings attracting up to 200 members including past and present members.

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On Wednesday evening the Lewis Road club held a competition for previous members over the decades which was eventually won by Gearoid Cronin, Betty O'Brien and Andy Brennan and it was followed by a special Mass said by Fr Paddy O'Donoghue.

On Friday the Danny Nolan Memorial Competition was staged, attracting over 50 players, one of the highest entrants ever for a single 18 hole shotgun competition at the Killarney club.

Taking the honours were Conor McCarthy, John 'Yogi' Keogh and Lady Captain Sheila O'Donoghue.

Also on Friday was a celebratory dinner held in the Killarney Avenue Hotel, attended by PPUI President Eamon Birchall and new Killarney mayor Paddy Courtney.

"We had a number of local musicians on the night and, with a slide-show also on display, it made for a fantastic evening," Club Secretary and PRO Jason O'Connor stated afterwards, adding: "We want to thank everyone for turning up and participating - here's to our 50th".

Meanwhile, the 40th celebrations aren't over just yet as the Killarney club has organised a September outing to Rosscarbery in Cork.


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