In the wake of a series of weather forced postponements reaching back to early September, the Dick Fitzgerald Memorial Cup was eventually played for over the October bank holiday weekend.
Castleisland Golf Club hosted the event in ideal weather conditions.
“This tournament was originally to be played in September, but it was rained off on two occasions,” club captain, John Manton explained.
“The organising committee was pleased that the tournament in memory of the very popular Castleisland native, Dick Fitzgerald of the Woodlands House Hotel & Spa in Adare was eventually completed. The conditions and the course over the weekend were fabulous,” said Mr. Manton.
The captain thanked all the teams who participated in the competition and he especially thanked Conor and all the Fitzgerald family for their support in sponsoring this competition in Dick’s memory.
Prize Giving at Woodlands House Hotel
The presentation of prizes will be held in the Woodlands Hotel towards the end of November.
The winning, Advance Tyre Society, team was made up of: Ben Foley, Liam Martin, Con Murphy, Declan Raggett, Tom Nix, Pat Ruane. They triumphed with a score of 132 points.
The runners up were the Fagin’s Corner Society team of: Denis Galvin, John Haugh, Mike Brosnan, Maurice O’Riordan, Martin Downey and Willie O’Leary and they finished on 125 points.
In third place were the Mouseketeers team of: Brendan Mullins, Gerry Murphy, Tim Kelly, PD Browne, John Raggett and Jack Ahern with a score of 118 points.
Dick Fitzgerald was born in Laccabawn and only across the fields from where the golfers honoured his memory at the weekend. After his passing on the last day of September 2014, Colm Kirwan and myself did our own pieces here in his memory. For those who would like to know more about the man you’d remember if you met him even once, you can go back to those pieces with a click here. http://www.mainevalleypost.com/2014/10/02/the-late-dick-fitzgerald-celebrating-the-life-of-a-legend
You can contact The Maine Valley Post on… Anyone in The Maine Valley Post catchment area who would like to send us news and captioned photographs for inclusion can send them to:email@example.com
Queries about advertising and any other matters regarding The Maine Valley Post can also be sent to that address or just ring: 087 23 59 467