THE year came to an end at competition level for the Kerry County Board last Sunday with the staging of the Paul O'Sullivan Memorial 3-Ball Scramble at the Gleneagle in Killarney, which saw a total of 33 players from around the county take part.
Paul's wife Bridie was on hand to present the prizes and they went to the winning team of Tralee's Declan O'Connell, Deerpark's St John Kelliher and Andrew O'Callaghan from the Gleneagle with a score of 65 1/3.
That was only one third of shot better than the team of Denis Looney from the Gleneagle, Deerpark Lady Captain Fiona O'Donnell and James Dignan from Castleisland in second with the team of Listowel's Declan McCarron, Castleisland's Julianne Broderick and Deerpark's John Murphy claiming the Gross prize with a score of 27 under par on the Back 18.
Elsewhere last Sunday, Deerpark's Aidan O'Keeffe took part in the Junior section of the National Seniors Gents Strokeplay in Collins, Co Cork and despite a good second round Aidan's overall total of seven over par saw him finish 10 shots of the winning score of three under par posted by Finbarr Looney from the host club.
Last Friday saw the Munster Schools Qualifiers take place in Deerpark and despite a number of withdrawals it was three of the four St Brendans College Killarney teams who advanced to Friday's competition in Mallow with the teams of Jason O'Sullivan, David Harnett and Michael Cronin along with Creagh Courtney and Jasons Brosnan and O'Brien and the team of Sean Courtney, Mark Harnett and Jack O'Connor going on to represent the county this Friday.
In that vein, the County Board would like to wish all three teams from the 'Sem' the best of luck in Friday's competition at the Majestic club, where besides winning it they will also be hoping to finish in the top seven which will mean qualification for the National Competition in St Bridgets, Co Kildare on Friday, October 26.