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Killarney Legion GAA Golf Classic 2024

May 04, 2024 700 Views

Mother Nature smiled on Killarney Golf and Fishing Club last Friday as the rain of Thursday gave way to more benign conditions for our annual Golf Classic. Play got underway at 8.10am with the final trio out at 4pm. Shaun O Connor assembled his team and they were to have the perfect insight into all the holes with a very impressive 100 points. John Horgan and Brian O Leary dovetailed wonderfully with Shaun to land the big prize. The Dromhall Hotel team were next over the finish line with Shane Kelly, Ryan Neeson and the other Bryan O'Leary hitting what would normally be a winning score of 97 points. The husband and wife/ brother and sister trio of Mike and Marie Leahy and Donal Brosnan, playing under the banner of the Hibernian, gathered well for their 95 points to finish third. Former South of Ireland champion Michael Guerin started his round with seven straight pars, thus giving the platform for his playing partners of Brian O Shea and William Twomey to slide into fourth place with 94 points.
Kevin Carrolls seven iron into the picturesque 18th earned him the nearest to the pin prize while Conor Stacks monster drive clinched the Male longest drive. Eileen Magee gave her ball holly to win the female equivalent.

The Club would like to thank most sincerely everyone who took part in the Golf Classic , sponsored a team or a tee box and bought tickets in the raffle. We are also very grateful to Patrick O’Donoghue and the GlenEagle Hotel group for their generous sponsorship of the Classic. Special thanks to Enda Murphy and his greenkeeping team who had the course in immaculate shape as per usual. Finally this event would not be the success it was, over 45 teams took part, without the work of our guru Sean Murphy who cajoles and coordinates the Classic with the help of the Finance Committee of Dave Randles, Liam McGuire, John Bowler, Justin Healy and John Foran.
Hall of Famer Dan Moynihan won the raffle , taking home a magnificent hamper which was generously sponsored by Hegartys Spar , on the Muckross Road.


1st ..Team Insight Private Clients 100 points
Shaun O Connor, Brian O Leary, John Horgan

2nd...Team Dromhall Hotel 97 points
Shane Kelly, Ryan Neeson, Bryan O Leary

3rd...Team the Hibernian 95 points
Marie Leahy, Mike Leahy, Donal Brosnan

4th...Team Brian James 94 points
Brian O Shea, Michael Guerin , William.Twomey.

Nearest the Pin.. Kevin Carroll
Longest Drive(Male)..Conor Stack
Longest Drive (Female)..Eileen Magee