The Roscommon GAA Supporters Golf Classic held at Rathcore Golf & Country Club enjoyed a significantly better response than was expected. Despite a few heavy rain showers on the day a most enjoyable day’s outing was had by all.
The top teams were separated only by the narrowest of margins with the St. Dominic’s team captained by Eddie Miley taking the top honours.
The team also included Pat Finneran, Kevin Kenny and Tom Gilleran.
In a very close second place came the West Dublin team organised by Joe Mulligan Junior. He was accompanied by Leo Geoghegan, Brendan Flynn and former Roscommon football great John Newton. The Coman’s Wholesale team of John Reynolds, Tim O’Riordan, Sean McCorry and Eamon Gaynor followed in closely.
The winner of the longest drive was Gay Sheerin, a member of the Roscommon GAA County Board team, while Martin McDermott took the honour for nearest the pin.
Other teams in top form on the day were: The Russell Court Hotel (Harcourt Street) team with Martin Donnellan, Cormac Gordan, Felix McKenna and Noel White. The Joe Murray team was made up of Mark Murray, Gerry Harrington, Andrew Rittweller and Louis Dockery Junior.
The Roscommon GAA County Board was represented by well-known Roscommon GAA greats Gay Sheeran, Tony McManus, Eamon McManus and Gerry Fitzmaurice. The Tony Coyne team included, in addition to Tony, Eamon McCarthy, Gary Dunne and Tony Fulham.
The Boyle Belles team included, for the first time, a male golfer – Leo Donovan. The team captain was, as usual, Joey Mullaney who was ably assisted by Pat Wynne and Carmel Conlon. Costello Jewellers of Dun Laoghaire had Tom Byrne, John Toner, Brian Carnegie and Philip Corcoran in top form.
The clergy were also well represented on the day with Fr. Liam Devine leading his team of Fr. Martin Mulvaney, Fr. Joe Poole and John Burke.
Also playing well was Michael Donlon’s team. Also on his team were: Donie Kerin, Aidan Kerin and Gabriel Beirne. Delighted to be present and playing well was Sean Tiernan with his team-mates Peter Higgins, Joe Mohan and S. Collins.
Mark Tully’s team, who have been in the winner’s enclosure on a number of occasions in the past, did not repeat that this year, despite playing well.
This year his team-mates were Joe Byrne, Bernie Tully and Marian Byrne.
Martin McDermott, who took nearest the pin honours, captained a team consisting of Joe McGovern, Pat Duggan and Nickey McGrath.
Tom Hurley, John Costello, Liam Doyle and David Gough was another team which performed well on the day and they were also unlucky not to have been among the top three.
Those who could not compete for various reasons but who showed their support by taking sponsorship included: Tom and Teresa Kenoy (Kilmore), Dr. Peter McManus, Jim Eadie, Strokestown GAA Club, Dermot Hughes Toyota Garage, Sean O’Shea (Clare), Tom Maye’s Pub, Dublin, Bill Corcoran, Michael Caslin and 747 Travel, Peter Higgins, Dockery Solicitors and Donie Shine Auctioneer, Athlone.
Issue dated: 15 June 2012
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