2010

Manager: Joe Gardner

Round 1 - Bye

Round 2: In last years Brennan Cup semi-final Tulfarris had home advantage over Kilkenny and came out victorious and went on to win the final. This year we were drawn against Kilkenny in the opening round but on this occasion they had home advantage and they made it count. A gallant Tulfarris team came out on the wrong end of this fixture despite playing some very good golf on a very pleasant golf course.

Given in particular that today was Fathers Day and there were a number of Dads on the team their turning out for their Club was doubly appreciated. (One Dad went the extra mile and turned out on his wife's birthday - thank you to John Staunton and Happy Birthday to Trish).

As Team Manager Joe Gardner is currently overseas, he delegated matters to Assistant Manager Paul Fitzpatrick who fielded a very strong team of five pairs playing four ball better ball. Our thanks go to the Managers and to John Staunton and Mick Curran, Kevin Higgins and Sean O'Shea, Brendan Daly and Phelim Dolan, Liam O'Loughlin and Pearse Daly and Niall Robinson and Noel A Kelly. Thanks also to the Caddies and to Interclub teams Manager Noel Reilly for their support in Kilkenny

Mgr: Brendan Daly

Final: Sept 10 Arklow vs: Wicklow GC

Dear Member

Brennan Cup

Once again the preparation was faultless and the commitment shown by all the panel in travelling to Arklow numerous times to practice was more than I could have expected . 

Arklow Golf course is a very different challenge to Tulfarris and although it is shorter, its difficulty is in the undulating greens, the many run off areas and deep rough. While I was confident that our guys would cope with these challenges I was also hoping for a tougher golfing day as we were aware of the make up of the Wicklow team and the fact that they would be receiving shots from our team due to their higher handicaps. Alas, it was as nice a day for golf as you will see on a links and add to that the rub of the green which seemed to go against us with alarming regularity. When the match ended we had won one and lost four but that was a flattering score line for Wicklow GC, considering that one match lost on 17 one on 18, and one on the 19th.


Back row ;John Curley, Ciaran Curley,Mark Walshe,Jerry Lambe , Mick Curran,Myles Burke,Pat Mahon,James McCarron,Paul Murphy,Tom Browne.
Front  Row; Paul Fitzpatrick,Lenny Murphy,Phelim Dolan,BrendanDaly,Daryl Litton, Denis Mahon
My sincere thanks to everyone that participated in any way whether ball spotting, caddying, playing or supporting . It was a very enjoyable summer for the Brennan Cup squad, friendships were made and some very strong partnerships discovered which no doubt will be beneficial to Tulfarris GC in the future.  The campaign should be remembered for the fact that Tulfarris defeated three great clubs in Woodenbridge, Woodbrook and Delgany on their way to the final of the competition.

Brendan Daly

 

Rnd 2: July 3  Tulfarris defeated Woodbrook at Woodbrook.

The Brennan Cup team played their second match in this year's competition and I'm pleased to report that yet again Tulfarris prevailed in a tough away match to Woodbrook. Team manager Brendan Daly was on holidays so Paul Fitzpatrick deputised for Brendan on the day and provided me with the following summary.

A  fantastic  victory  on  Sunday  for  Tulfarris  away  to  Woodbrook  in  the  Brennan  Cup. Having  beaten  Woodenbridge  away in  the  previous  round it  was  going  to  be  a  very  tough  assignment  to  overcome  such  a  strong  team  with  such  a  large  membership. But  once  again, Tulfarris  rose  to  the  challenge. The  work  and  effort  that  Brendan  and  his  panel  have  put  in  during  this  campaign  paid  off  handsomely.

The  team  spirit  displayed  on  the  day  was  exemplary  and  crucial  to  our  victory. In  the  face  of  fierce  opposition, (in  every  sense  of  the  word !!! )  the  Tulfarris  team  showed  a  steely  resolve  which  brought  us  over  the  line. They  should  be  all  very  proud  of  their  achievement. I  don`t  want  to  single  anybody  out, but  it  is  always  important  to  get  off  to  a  good  start and  Lenny  and  Mark  ensured  that  with  a  great  win  in  the  opening  match. That  feelgood  factor  spread  through  the  team  and  was  the  catalyst  for  a  famous  win.

Congratulations  to  everyone. 

The  Tulfarris  team  was :   Lenny  Murphy  and  Mark  Walshe,  Paul  Murphy  and  Denis  Mahon,  John  Curley  and  Tom  Browne,  Mick  Curran  and  James McCarron,  Ciaran  Curley  and  Phelim  Dolan.

Roll  on  the  semi - final  !!!

Paul  Fitzpatrick