Manager : John Britton
Aug 3: Quarter-final - Lost to Rathdowney
Our SL 2014 journey was halted by Rathdowney yesterday in a very close
match. They are a very good team and we wish them well in the remaining two matches in Carlow in mid Sept.
Tulfarris SL team are also very good with great wins over Carlow, Borris, Baltinglass, and we were so close to winning the South Leinster Trophy again this year.
I wish to thank the Tulfarris team and panel for the excellent preparation, time, effort, cooperation which you put in to this years SL competition and also for the excellent way you represented Tulfarris Golf Club during the competition.
Thanks to Tom O Neill for his very effective coaching sessions for the team and also to Tom O Shea who helped out so much in managing the competition.
For the record the members who represented Tulfarris in the 2014 SL Trophy are; Les Broderick,Pat Mahon,Alan Rice,Colm Smith,Frank Lewis,Noel Kelly,
John Devereux,Darren Ash, Brian Sweeney.Reserve Robert Nagle.
Thanks also to the club members who supported the various matches during the year.
Regards - John Britton".
May 5th: Round 1: Away to Carlow: Tulfarris 4 defeated Carlow 3
This evening Tulfarris had their first outing in the 2014 South Leinster Trophy competition against Carlow Golf Club who had home advantage - 4 players at home and 3 in Tulfarris.
The Tulfarris team was Captain Les Broderick, Pat Mahon, Alan Rice, Darren Ash, John Devereux, Brian Sweeney and Colum Smith. The Team Manager is John Britton and he was ably assisted by Tom O'Shea who looked after matters at home in Tulfarris.
The closeness of the match could be seen in vivid detail with 6 matches completed when it arrived at 3 all with John Devereux "still alive", but 1 down playing the 18th in Carlow. He duly won the 18th to bring the match to the 19th. What happened next was a joy to watch - it made the trip to Carlow worthwhile on its own. John was on the green on this 432 yard Par 4 hole in two magnificent shots and he duly "drained" his 35ft putt right into the middle of the cup for a birdie to win his match and the overall for Tulfarris.
Rnd 2 :
Tulfarris defeat Borris in the second outing in this competition. The Tulfarris team of seven players was (Home) Captain Les Broderick, Darren Ash, Pat Mahon and Brian Sweeney. Away we had:
John Devereux, Frank Lewis and Noel Kelly.
Weather condidtions were not great in Tulfarris but were atrocious in Borris and all matches were called in there after 13 holes - to see if the weather and course conditions would improve sufficiently to allow the matches to be completed.
While that was going on the Home team went on to win 3 of the 4 home matches, leaving Pat Mahon in an all out "battle" with his Borris opponent. Pat, calmly - or so it seemed to us onlookers - parred 16,
17 and 18 to win the fourth match for Tulfarris making the Borris situation irrelevant. Well done Pat and also well done to all the players and to Team Managers John Britton in Borris and Tom O'Shea in Tulfarris.