The annual Éire Óg golf take took place on Saturday June 23rd in sunny Trent Park, which enabled both excellent golf coupled with interesting wardrobe choices from some of the contestants. Sean Brennan’s stonewashed jean shorts, giving a big statement of intent, although his driving & putting may not have hit the same lofty standards.
In total 8 teams took part in a thoroughly enjoyable tournament with some excellent golf on display. New member Ciaran McElhinney finished with a fine 6 over par, all the more impressive when he had to play with borrowed clubs, which were probably older than the young Corkman himself.
The winner of the event was Cavan’s Enda McHugh whose Communion money covered most of the entrance fee. Well done Enda! His friend & clubman James Keneghan was runner-up, his quiet night in beforehand, reeping reward.
Nearest the pin was the Orchard’s Caolan Conroy, which was surprising as it was fully expected that he’d drop the ball a little short. Speaking of orchards, Tony Rogan spent a large part of his afternoon searching for balls among the trees, his head down & drive on approach, replicated from the football field.
Stephen O Keefe’s mate won the longest drive, but as he couldn’t make the post-event ceremonies, the Meathman was only too happy to pick up the award on his behalf. In doing so he pick up Meath’s first piece of silverware in quite some time & arguably more legitimate than their 2010 Leinster Final victory. Celebrations were in full flow from Carnaross to Dunshaughlin once news filtered back to the old country.
A big thanks to all members to partook & also gathered in sponsorship & teams for the golf day, most notably Ronan Campfield who unfortunately couldn’t play as a Fox had acquired his putter, to go with Rony’s boots & laptop. Well done to Nigel Drew on organising the event in the main, our teams, especially CTP specialist printers & a special thanks to our main sponsors The Faltering Full Back in Finsbury Park for partaking & hosting the award nights on what was another very successful Éire Óg Golf Day.
It would also be remiss not to mention the vocal exploits of The Full Back’s Paddy Dore who treated the audience at Trent Park to a full rendition of Nessum Dorma in the clubhouse, a song befitting of the occasion. Sean Brennan, Sweeney & Pez also assisted in provided musical entertainment post Awards Nights with an eclectic range of tunes from Lady in Red to Joxer goes to Stuttgart!
Until next year….