Some good news and some not-so-good news to report this evening.
Firstly, you may recall that Captains Prize winner Shemus Dore teed off in Roscrea a couple of weeks ago in the opening qualifier for the All Ireland competition for 2014 Captains Prize winners only to be called in due to torrential rain making the course unplayable after a few holes.
The rescheduled competition was held yesterday again in Roscrea and it had to be restricted to just 15 holes due to bad weather promised which duly arrived.
The top 4 players in the qualifier win an all-expenses trip to Alvor in Portugal next May to play the 2 round final of the event to find the All Ireland Champion.
The top 4 scores yesterday were 36, 34, and two 33s. Despite getting only two 1 pointers on the first two holes Shemus carded another 31 points on the next 13 holes for a total of 33 and 3rd place overall.
Well done Shemus and the best of luck in the Algarve in May.
Closer to home Tulfarris played Blessington Lakes GC this afternoon in the 2014 Lakeside Challenge Cup competition.
The Tulfarris team of 7 pairs was Captain Les Broderick & Greg Edwards, Dara Kennedy & Mick Curran,Stephen Cullen & Shay McGrath, Darren Ash & Brian Nolan, Paul Reid & Robbie Nagle, Tom O'Shea & Kevin O'Connor and Eamonn Devoy & Joe Gardner.
Les tells me that despite various matches being closely fought unfortunately Tulfarris came out second best but that he would like to thank all those who represented the Club today, especially so to a couple of the lads who had their first experience of Interclub matches.
Thanks to Les and the team and we send our congratulations to Blessington Lakes also.
John Horan, Hon Secretary