Louth Golf Club 2019
Team Champions – Ballybunion Golf Club, 360 Points
Runners Up – Portmarnock Golf
Club, 350 Points
For further detail on scores, please click here.
County Louth Golf Club were wonderful hosts for the 2019 Carr Mara Tournament, held from September 30 to October 2, 2019. The Carr Mara Trust would like to thank especially Captain Paul Reilly, President Thomas Morrissey, Vice-Captain Derek Carolan, Chairman Richard Quirke, renowned County Louth golfer and Team Captain, Barry Reddan and General Manager Liam Murphy, who just won the 2019 ITGOA Golf Manager of the Year.
Your staff and member volunteers were a privilege to work with,
particularly with the inclement weather on the first competition
day. A number of the members even took the visitors wet clubs’ home
to ensure they were dry the next day!
Congratulations to Ballybunion Golf Club who won the team trophy
with a fine score of 360 points. Conor Purcell, Portmarnock
was a worthy winner of the Gross
Medal with 157 Gross and the Senior Medal was won by John Osborne, Portmarnock
with 67 points.
Whilst everyone was like a drowned rat after the 1st day’s golf, the players
awoke to a glorious day 2nd Day and saw Co Louth golf course in all its glory.
Needless to remark the 2nd Days scores were far better.
Thank you to all the
participants who fought valiantly to the end.
There was a treat in store at the Cocktail night, where a local distillery The
Cooley Distillery Dundalk, provided samples of their whiskies. The Club presented
as a memento a bottle of Tyrconnell Whiskey to each participant with a special
label for each Club.
Des Smyth, local Irish Professional golfer then regaled
all with his best moments in golf, beginning with how he started the game with
enormous help from Co Louth’s famous women’s golfers to fraternising with Jack
Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer in later years. Des’s golfing career is one to be
proud of and he is a true gent.
Dermot Ahearne was the speaker at the Black-Tie
dinner and spoke eloquently about his political service to Ireland, relating
his various experiences which resonate to the current Irish situation.
Thanks to both gentlemen for their stories, history and good humour.
Thank you County Louth Golf Club, for your warm welcome, super hospitality, wonderful
food and your friendly Members and staff.
You will always be remembered!
The following Clubs will take part in the Competition.
Carr Mara Trust would like to thank especially Captain Paul
Reilly, President Thomas Morrissey, Vice-Captain Derek Carolan,
Chairman Richard Quirke, renowned County Louth golfer and Team
Captain, Barry Reddan and General Manager Liam Murphy, who
just won the 2019 ITGOA Golf Manager of the Year."