Road to the Irish Finals started Wednesday 22nd when we paid a visit
With our semi final finished early, the team relaxed and waited for the outcome of the other semi final, a very close affair, with it going down to the final match, a super up and down on the 18th to Halve the hole, advanced the match to tie holes, and a result was achieved when Co. Sligo birdied the 2nd Tie Hole.
and the First Match of the Final got under way, Dara up against Rory Mc Namara.
With the morning result still in his mind Dara got off to a poor start, and he
was chasing the match, with an excellent birdie on 11 Dara was ensuring that the
morning result was not going to be repeated, however he was unlucky on the 13th
and the match was over on the 14th. Unlike the morning matchs Dara G
and Colin were behind early, the kept battling away, with Dara been beaten 3/2
and Colin 5/4, Chris was up early and kept his lead all the way to the 16th
when he was called in. Conor was having a tough match, it was close until the
back nine, however he kept fighting to be called in on the 15th, to
keep his record of been unbeaten in two years. Paddy’s game improved on the
morning round however his opponent never relented, paddy kept the game alive and
was called in on the 14th. Alex Kennedy was called in for the
afternoon, he was playing against the player, who had went to the 20th
in the morning. The match was close until they crossed the road, when Co.
I would like to thank all the Players,
including Paul Clancy and Shane Kennedy for all there hard work during the year.
A special thanks to Mike Madigan, Brian Carroll, Liam Naughton, Nick Sinnott and
Jack O Brien for all their help during the campaign. A big thank to the MAGS (
Helen and Deirdre ) and all the other Supporters that traveled to
JUNIORS: 06-04-07. The Blue Riband of Irish Junior Golf is the Fred Daly Trophy and consequently every Junior Golfer in the club wants to be on The Team. To get on the Limerick Team you have to put in the work. To win you have to prepare. This panel of players have the ability to go all the way but it is on All-Ireland Final day we will know if they have put in the work, if they have prepared. The first outing for Limerick was today and it was against a strong Charleville team who put up a valiant performance but eventually succumbed to a competent Limerick Team playing on home territory. This, of course, was just the first step on a long and arduous road that will only yield success if the players are fully committed and prepared for each hurdle that they will face in the weeks ahead. I am sure that team Captain, Peter English, will see to it that they are well prepared for each outing and that he will strengthen this team if necessary from the panel of players that are available to him. The rest is up to the players.
Colin McNamara was at number one for Limerick and his was a ding-dong struggle with Shane Carey. The match changed hands a few times and Colin was one down through the fourteenth with no clear overall picture from the other six matches. Darragh Garrihy, at number two, was in control of his match against Donal Deady and won on the fourteenth, as did the ever-reliable Daragh Madigan against Shane Howard. Meanwhile Conor Carroll had a convincing 8/6 victory over Jake Sullivan to give three matches to Limerick. You might think the result was safe at that stage but then all of the remaining four matches were touch and go. Chris Hansom had a handful in Andrew Kelly and was having trouble getting the upper hand. With his match over Darragh Garrihy offered to caddy for Chris. He also brought him the immortal message “YOU ARE NEEDED” and Chris responded by winning fourteen, fifteen and sixteen to get the vital fourth win needed to secure the overall match. Meanwhile Colin had turned his match around and was all square playing seventeen, and looking like winning the hole, when he was called in. Shane Kennedy was playing in his first Fred Daly match and was two down to Niall McEvoy when he was called in with some very valuable experience under his belt. Paul Clancy was also playing in his first Fred Daly and was showing some real Clancy Grit with a one-hole lead against Brian Shea when called in. A satisfactory result, on the whole, but this team would benefit from a couple of serious matches to bring consistency and steel into their game.
Next on the agenda is the winners of Shannon and Nenagh, two teams that will give the Lads a test, as the match is away, on a course that will need each player to be on top of their game.