Cyril Bows Out on Final Scramble Day of 2018 Series

Castleisland Members’ Golf Club after the presentation of prizes at the final mixed scramble of the series on Wednesday. Included are, front row: Esther Ward, Marian Kerrisk, Marie Gleeson, Caroline Pierse, Jerh Long and Willie Galvin. Middle row: Mary O’Sullivan, Mary Scanlon, Maryann Downes, captain; Cyril Quigley, outgoing organiser; Patsy Sweeney, president; Mary Jo Quigley and Elaine Richardson. Back row: Jonathan Kelliher, Catherine McGroary, Thomas Brennan, Esther McCarthy, Liam Sweeney, Bertha O’Sullivan, Annette Galvin, Julie Murphy, Helena Kilbridge, Tom Lundie, Mike O’Connor and Willie O’Sullivan.  ©Photograph: John Reidy

Wednesday last marked the final day of the 2018 Mixed Scramble series at Castleisland Members’ Golf Club.

The occasion also witnessed the stepping down of Cyril Quigley from his year-long commitment to this particular, Wednesday competition.

A call was went out for players to come along to support Mr. Quigley’s work and record keeping on the scramble since it began back in the early spring.

Ideal Weather Conditions

Seven teams turned out for the event which was played in ideal weather conditions.

As he officiated with Lady Captain, Maryann Downes and President, Patsy Sweeney, Mr. Quigley thanked everyone for the support they had show to the competition and to him throughout the year.

“We missed only one day and that was the time of the storm and I’m thankful for all your support. “I’m delighted to inform you that Mary O’Sullivan is taking the reins of the competition for the year ahead,” said Mr. Quigley.

Cheques for Ladies and Men’s Clubs

As his duties officially ended he also presented a pair of strapping cheques to both the ladies and men’s clubs.

Ms. O’Sullivan will continue with a ‘non-competitive scramble’ on this Wednesday morning and over the winter months until the competitive version returns in the spring.

Prizes were then presented to the winners before President Patsy Sweeney, with a sweep of his hand, invited the clubhouse gathering to gaze up towards Tulligubeen and out over the undulating course in all its autumnal glory.

Dedication and Fantastic Job

“Take a look at our beautiful course,” he said adding: “We must do everything in our power to make sure it survives and I’d like to thank all the people who played in this competition for its duration.

“I know there are people here who played on every Wednesday and I’d like to congratulate the winners and thank Cyril for his dedication and the fantastic job he has done in making the competition what it is,” said Mr. Sweeney.

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