Maganger: Joe Gardner

Round 1: Tullfarris 5 - Wexford 0 (Home)

                       Tulfarris team has just had a first round win in the 2011 Brennan Cup against Wexford Golf Club with all matches played "away". With three matches won the other two pairs were called in - overall a very satisfactory result. 

The Tulfarris team was Paul Fitzpatrick and John Staunton, Brendan Daly and John Curley, Kevin Higgins and Sean O'Shea, Mick Curran and Myles Burke, and Phelim Dolan and Ciaran Curley.

Round 2: Tulfarris 3 (Home) - Killerig Castle 0

                    Tulfarris had a very convincing win in the 2nd round of the Brennan Cup. The opposition was provided by Killerig Golf Club who were very close runners up to Kilkenny in last year's final.

The Tulfarris team of five pairs were John Staunton and Paul Fitzpatrick, Brendan Daly and John Curley, Liam O'Loughlin and Kieron Ryan, Kevin Higgins and Sean O'Shea, and Phelim Dolan and Ciaran Curley. When three matches were won the other two were also ahead and were called in.

Round 3:  Tulfarris(Away) 3 - Greystones 0

                     The Tulfarris team consisted of 5 pairs: John Hyland and Keith Turner, John Staunton and Paul Fitzpatrick, Sean O'Shea and Kevin Higgins, Phelim Dolan and Ciaran Curley, and Mick Curran and John Curley. With the first tee times at 4.00 p.m. and the final match won at 9.20 p.m. it was a long and challenging evening with the overall match evenly balanced right up to the end. Conditions were good - although a little windy - for most of the time but some rain arrived with the matches into the back nine. Despite the difficulty of playing away from home the Tulfarris pairs stuck to their task winning 1 on the 14th, and 2 on the 17th. The other 2 teams went all the way to the 18th and were called in before their matches were completed.   Joe tells me that the Semi Final will be away again - this time to Wicklow Golf Club on a date yet to be fixed.

Semi - final :     Lost away to Wicklow GC: 3 -0

The match was played in Wicklow Golf Club and the home advantage which Wicklow enjoyed proved to be just too much for an excellent Tulfarris team. One match was lost on the 17th and the other four were all destined to finish on the 18th. Unfortunately two of them were pipped at the post on 18 with the remaining two matches all square playing 17 and 18. It really couldn't have been closer but it was not to be on the night.

The team consisted of five pairs: John Staunton and Paul Fitzpatrick, Brendan Daly and John Curley, Kieron Ryan and Liam O'Loughlin, Sean O'Shea and Kevin Higgins and Ciaran Curley and Phelim Dolan. 

Team Manager Joe Gardner thanked them all for their tremendous efforts in winning through to the Semi Final, in practicing in Wicklow on a number of occasions and in bringing a strong Wicklow team all the way this evening. Joe also thanked the caddies: Noel Reilly, Dave Byrne, Myles Burke, Pat Mahon and myself and he went on to thank the Captain and Lady Captain for their support on the day. He finished his few words at the dinner afterwards by wishing his team all the best for next year.

On behalf of the Captain, the Committee and indeed all the members I say well done and thanks to Joe and his team (indeed all the Brennan Cup panel) for doing Tulfarris proud in the 2011 Brennan Cup run.