This time two years ago members of Castleisland and Killorglin golf clubs were staring at the writing on their walls and were rivers apart.
In the heel of the hunt the writing was larger and more ominous for the Castleisland club and it slid into oblivion just before Covid 19 raised its head.
The Killorglin club members put out a call to the refugees of the almost 18 year old Castleisland course and the Laune side club survived and is now thriving in the amalgamation of its new membership and title: Maine Valley Members Golf Club.
Castleisland Refugees Drive-In
The recently elected president and captains’ ceremonial drive-in included two ‘refugees’ in Willie Galvin as president and Eamon Feeley as captain. They are joined by Carmel O Connor as lady captain for the year ahead.
Jimmy Foley from the Killorglin club played a leader’s role in the negotiations between his fellow members and the Castleisland players they hoped to win over at that crucial time.
A Tough Time for Everyone
“We were and are very pleased at the way the two clubs came together at the time,” said Mr. Foley.
“It was a tough time for everyone and we saw an opportunity to give our club a fighting chance of survival if the former Castleisland members came in with us – we are all mixing well and it has worked out better than expected in anything but normal circumstances since we joined forces,” he said.
Management Committee Needed
Now a management committee needs to be elected at an AGM for the purpose of running the affairs of the club for the forthcoming year.
To enable the club to achieve its full potential it is essential that a vibrant and committed committee be put in place.
The committee requires skills in marketing, administration, finance, I.T. and social media.
Nominations are invited for members to serve on the board of management for 2022. Nominations can only be accepted from full members. Nomination forms are available from the Pro shop.
Completed forms to be deposited in the appropriate box in the club house lobby before February 2nd.
Motions for the AGM should also be submitted in the box by the same date.
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