2018

:Team Manager:  Denis Mahon.

Tournament Conditions & Drwsheet

Quarter Final

Tulfarris defeated Wicklow 5.5 - 3.5

Update from team manager Denis Mahon:

Tulfarris was once again looking its glorious best for the Provincial Towns quarter final against Wicklow last Sunday. The weather didn't disappoint and neither did the golf.  All of the Tulfarris team played their part; some came up against players in very hot form, covering most of the course in under par.  With the first four matches shared, the final crucial game came down to the wire with Tom O’Rourke pulling out all the stops to win a dramatic match on the 19th. It was a great team effort by everyone on the day.

Away from home we faced a team that won their final in 2016 9-0 at home so we knew what to expect and to claim 2.5 pts (It was looking like 3 but one match was called in) from a possible 4 was unheard of there, some of the new players on the team produced the goods on the day which lead to an overall result of 5.5 / 3.5 and we now face into a semi-final against 2017 winners Enniscorthy GC on Sunday 15TH July with 5 matches away and 4 at home.

Our team on the day was as follows but I would also like to acknowledge the assistance received from Paul Fitzpatrick who looked after affairs at home as Tom was ‘’doing his thing’’ on the course and also John Field, Pat Curley, John Curley, Jerry Lambe,Captain Shemus Dore,& Enda Daly for caddying on the day.

Thank you all for your support and hopefully we see all our members out supporting the team again in the semi-final on 15th July

Team on the day was as follows,

Home:

Paddy Carthy, Paul Murphy.Eoin Curley.Sean O’Rourke, Tom O’Rourke
Reserve:Pearse Daly

Away:James McCarron, Jay Curley, Myles Burke,Niall Robinson.
Reserves:Gavin Buckley & Lenny Murphy

Team managers
Denis Mahon & Tom O’Rourke

Round 3: May 25  Tulfarris 5 defeated Athy 4

Following on from our superb win over near neighbours Baltinglass we were drawn to face Athy who had already recorded good wins in previous rounds over Carlow & The Heritage. Again we were on the wrong side of the draw with 5 matches away and 4 at home and after numerous practice sessions down in Athy we decided to make a couple of changes from our last win. The wind on the day made conditions very tricky and away from home we lost out in one match on the 18th and another 2 matches on the 17th with Paul Murphy gaining an important win on the 18th.

At home some of our matches went behind but the lads showed gritted determination to claw their way back from 2 & 3 down early to eventually win on the 17th & 18threspectively. Our first match out had a commanding lead at one stage but Athy showed character to hit back with a couple of birdies to bring it up the 18th but we eventually claimed the win.

This all lead to the nail biting finish with the last match featuring Sean O’Rourke playing in his first Inter club singles match for the club one down playing the 17th but he showed great resolve to level the match and when the 18th was halved we headed down the 19th. Sean after finding the bunker with his drive showed great composure to lay up to his ‘’preferred yardage’’ which put all the pressure back on the opposition and after hitting the lip out of the bunker they found water with their 3rd shot, Sean had to finish the job and he duly did so by hitting the middle of the green and 2 putting to seal a hard fought win for the team.

In the quarter final we will play the winners of Blainroe GC and Wicklow GC.

Many thanks to the entire panel for their time and patience as we had to rearrange this match at a late stage and playing on a Friday wasn’t ideal.

Also many thanks to Brendan Daly & John Field for their assistance with practice and caddying duties over the two matches and Tom O’Neill for his valued opinions.

Home:

Paddy Carthy, Eoin Curley, Sean O’Rourke, Lenny Murphy, (Res.Jay Curley)

Away:

James McCarron, Paul Murphy, Pearse Daly, Tom O’Rourke, Paul Finnerty.

Reserve, Myles Burke

Denis Mahon & Tom O’Rourke

 

Round 2May 8   Tulfarris GC 7  defeated Baltinglass GC 2

 After receiving a bye through to the 2nd round of this year’s competition we were drawn to play local rivals Baltinglass GC on Saturday 5th May.

Following a trial match against Naas GC where we had a large turnout of approx 20 members playing on the day we eventually agreed on a team of 9 players which in itself was a very difficult choice with the level of interest received.

At home on Saturday we got off to a great start in 3 of the 4 matches establishing substantial early leads which our lads duly extended and won handsomely. The final match was ‘’nip and tuck’’ all the way and was still very much alive when called in on the 18th hole.

Over in Baltinglass GC it was the opposite as early on we were down one hole in 4 of the 5 matches but gradually the guys got to grips with the tricky greens and proceeded to turn most of the matches around which resulted in Tulfarris claiming 3.5 pts out of the 5 available away from home.

Our next match will again be an away draw this time against Athy GC and hopefully the date will be set later this week.

Team on the day was as follows,

Home: Paddy Carty, Lenny Murphy, Paul Reid, & Eoin Curley

Away: James McCarron, Paul Murphy, Pearse Daly, Paul Finnerty, Gavin Buckley.

Special thanks to Tom O’Rourke for all his assistance and also the entire panel for their commitment.

Also special mention to Brendan Daly & John Field for their help with practice and caddying...

Kind regards,

Denis

Round 1 bye.