Monday 11 December 2017

US invaders hope to fly flag Matchplay pairs set for deferred final

The 10th FBD GAA Golf Challenge All-Ireland Final will be played at Faithlegg House Hotel and Golf Club over two days this weekend.

Four provincial champions will be joined by teams from Chicago and New York to battle it out for national honours.

Steven McDonnell will be hoping he can bring some All-Ireland pride back to Ulster GAA this year as he lines out for Killeavy.

McDonnell, together with his uncle Michael and team-mates Jim McKay and Michael Concannon made it through the Ulster final.

Leinster will be represented by Dublin's St Judes, while Claremorris came through to play for Connacht.

Munster champions Clonoulty-Rossmore complete the Irish line-up and they will be led by former All Star Declan Ryan.

Wolfe Tones GAA Club of Chicago and Donegal GAA Club of New York will cross the Atlantic to represent the US.

Roscrea to host winners showdown

ROSCREA is again hosting its annual All Ireland Captains Prize Winners Competition.

Lady winner's competition is on next Tuesday, September 15, and the Men winners play on Friday, September 18.

For full details ring Roscrea Golf Club (0505) 21130 or check out

Matchplay pairs set for deferred final

THE final of the Joe Duffy Mixed Matchplay at Sutton due to be played last Sunday was postponed due to heavy rain.

Next Sunday, September 13, the final will take place between Tom McGreevy and Ann Moran (both Sutton) and Tom and Ann Ryan (both Malahide).

OUR recent articles on clubs and the trend in golf of secretary-managers leaving clubs brought much comment.

However in the case of St Anne's in Dublin, we made an error in saying that the secretary-manager had left the club.

In fact their manager Ted Power has been in situ for a number of years and is very much part of the progressive general upgrading and marketing of the club.

Sorry about that, Ted.

Meanwhile, at Mount Juliet, Sean O'Neill who retired as secretary-manager in July is carrying on his link with the club as honourary Handicap Secretary.

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