Regrettably the news is not good from this evenings Semi Final of the Brennan Cup.
The match was played in Wicklow Golf Club and the home advantage which Wicklow enjoyed proved to be just too much for an excellent Tulfarris team. One match was lost on the 17th and the other four were all destined to finish on the 18th. Unfortunately two of them were pipped at the post on 18 with the remaining two matches all square playing 17 and 18. It really couldn't have been closer but it was not to be on the night.
The team consisted of five pairs: John Staunton and Paul Fitzpatrick, Brendan Daly and John Curley, Kieron Ryan and Liam O'Loughlin, Sean O'Shea and Kevin Higgins and Ciaran Curley and Phelim Dolan.
Team Manager Joe Gardner thanked them all for their tremendous efforts in winning through to the Semi Final, in practicing in Wicklow on a number of occasions and in bringing a strong Wicklow team all the way this evening. Joe also thanked the caddies: Noel Reilly, Dave Byrne, Myles Burke, Pat Mahon and myself and he went on to thank the Captain and Lady Captain for their support on the day. He finished his few words at the dinner afterwards by wishing his team all the best for next year.
On behalf of the Captain, the Committee and indeed all the members I say well done and thanks to Joe and his team (indeed all the Brennan Cup panel) for doing Tulfarris proud in the 2011 Brennan Cup run.
Finally, if you want to check your precise tee time and playing partners for the first round of the Captain's Prize competition on Sunday you can do so via the online booking system or by going to the Tulfarris Golf Club website at http://www.tulfarrisgolfclub.ie/Current%20News.htm Alternatively give Norma a call. Tickets for the Captains Dinner on Saturday 13 August will be available for purchase as you check in.
Good luck to all of you on Sunday.