Mardyke arena triumph in Munster golf classic
The Munster Rugby Golf Classic was held on Monday last in the Lee Valley Golf & Country Club, in Ovens, Cork. Places were in high demand, with the event over-subscribed.
Returning to the course where the event was held in 2009, this year's outing was won by the Mardyke Arena team of Patsy Ryan, John Dynan and Michael Crowley. Local knowledge certainly came into play as Patsy is president of the Lee Valley GC, while John is club captain.
The winners – pictured right – were presented with their prizes by Gerry Conlon of Diageo, who sponsored the golf prizes, John Hartery, president of the Munster Branch, as well as Munster stars Billy Holland, James Downey and Casey Laulala.
Munster Rugby were delighted to welcome old and new supporters to this popular event, including title sponsors Bank of Ireland, and a special mention has to go to River Rock, who provided the water and soft drinks.
1st: Team Mardyke Arena 1 (59) – Patsy Ryan, Michael Crowley, John Dynan
2nd: Team Car Flag Ireland (58) – Liam O'Callaghan, Colm O'Callaghan, Tadgh O'Callaghan
3rd: Top Marque Sports (56) – Dave McHugh, Mick O'Driscoll, Arthur Ryan
4th: Simply Suits (55) – Andrew Rea, Paudie Horgan, Conor Mullane
5th: Team Lacey/Hodges/Brace (54) – Johnny Lacey, Olly Hodges, Andy Brace
6th: Team MOCAD (53) – Alan Maher, Ger Curley, Michael O'Connell
7th hole Longest Drive: John O'Connor (Goulding Chemicals)
12th hole Nearest to Pin: Brian McSweeney (KPMG)