Manager: Brendan Daly assisted by Paul Fitzpatrick
Sept 1st: Grand Final in Arklow
Hard luck for Brendan & team going down fighting in a tough final.
August 18th: BRENNAN CUP SEMI FINAL VERSUS DUN LAOGHAIRE GC
Our Brennan Cup team secured a memorable semi final win over Dun Laoghaire GC with all 5 fourball matches being played in DL . DL is a club with 1600 members and could probably field an entire team with just scratch or plus handicapper golfers and with the handicap range that made up their team (plus 1 to 11) the scene was set for a high quality match.
When you have a group of dedicated players who are willing to put the time and effort into the campaign as Tulfarris has , you can gain little advantages here and there which ultimately can make the difference . Every member of the panel is of equal importance in my view , because, even if you are not selected as one of the 10 playing you can make a difference as was evident in this match . We had spotters and supporters easily identifiable in their club colours everywhere and this gave us an edge . This was our 11th man and didn’t go un-noticed by the home team, to the point , that it was annoying them. The team spirit and the camaraderie between Tulfarris members is one of our biggest assets .
By the time the match day came , our players who had all had at least 2 practice games were comfortable and familiar with DL. Each player worked on their strategy for the course and and in the end all of the work paid off as we were up early in all 5 matches and to everyone’s credit on the team , they kept the foot down and maintained advantage in all games with only one loss which was on the 18th green.
Our thanks to the supporters , the spotters and the team .
Team; John Horan , John Curley , Myles Burke , Paddy Carthy, Tom Browne, Mick Curran, John Field , Gavin Buckley, Paul Murphy , Denis Mahon .
July 8th Quarter Final: Tulfurris Defeted Mt Wollseley
Rnd 2: June 18 Tulfarris kicked off their 2018 Brennan Cup campaign with an impressive away win against the holders , Woodenbridge GC . This was the second time in 3 years that Tulfarris defeated them on their own patch much to the dismay of the home support !
The spirit and determination our lads showed was fantastic and we got off to a fast start in most matches. Woodenbridge being the 2017 champions refused to cave in and fought back to make the finish to this match one of the most gritty , tense and competitive I have witnessed .
At the end of the day with both sides having two points on the board , our pairing of Denis Mahon and Paul Murphy went down the 19th to decide the outcome . It’s not fair to single out one pairing or player on a team when everyone has contributed to a great win but it has to be acknowledged that a thundering drive which crossed the road leaving 90 yards to the green and a wedge to 6 inches (conceded birdie) by Paul Murphy is the sweetest way to conclude a match . Well done everyone on a great team performance !
Our Team : Mick Curran /Tom Browne. Paddy Carty / Myles Burke . Tom O Rourke/ Conor Fallon . John Curley / John Horan. Denis Mahon / Paul Murphy.
Managers : Brendan Daly and Paul Fitzpatrick
Round 1 : Bye