On Saturday Tulfarris travelled to Millicent Golf Club for the Jimmy Bruen Shield Regional Qualifiers. The Tulfarris team was Shemus Dore and Mark Reilly, Myles Burke and Steven Byrne, Ronnie Carroll and Mark Walshe, John Curley and Dara Kennedy and Sheamus McGrath and James McCarron.
Tulfarris held the fourth place final qualifying spot until late in the day but were eventually pipped into tied 5th position - a very creditable performance. Well done to Team Manager Greg Edwards ably assisted by Peter Pedersen and all the players involved.
This evening Tulfarris had their second outing in the Cullen Cup. The team was Lady Captain Maria Carvill and President Niall Robinson, Jerry and Frances Lambe, John and Mary Curley, Dara and Rosemary Kennedy and Shemus and Lyndsay Dore.
While we had "Home" advantage the visitors, Rathfarnham, were very familiar with Tulfarris having won the Leinster semi finals and final which were "hosted" in Tulfarris in 2012. They were a strong team and among them we were delighted to welcome back to Tulfarris our former member John Staunton who hasn't lost any of his shot-making abilities since his move to Rathfarnham.
Despite the Rathfarnham strengths Tulfarris came out on the right side of a 3/2 result in a closely fought game. Well done to Team Manager Captain Les Broderick and to all the players who are now through to the quarter finals of this competition.
Next Sunday afternoon the Brennan Cup (in Tulfarris) and South Leinster (in Tulfarris and Baltinglass) teams are back in action and we wish them all well also. Any and all support would be welcome.
John Horan, Hon Secretary