Young talent to the fore in Adult and Juvenile competition

The rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm on Saturday for the annual Adult and Juvenile competition sponsored by club caterer Declan Rafferty.

A total of 56 pairs played Scotch Foursomes over either 18 or nine holes, depending the category of the younger player, and the scoring showed that there is plenty of talent coming through the juvenile ranks.

One of those players to watch out for in the coming years is Oisin Conroy (12) who partnered Nora Byrne (24) to win Cateogry 1 with an excellent score of 65.

Another is Áine Greenan (26) who joined up with Paul Campbell (12) to take Category 2 with a one under par 71 while Ferghal Duffy (16) and Barra Duffy (36) won Category 3 with a 63 and Category 4 saw Joe Durnin (17) and Emma Durnin (36) come out on top with a fabulous nett score of 58½.

The final two categories were played over nine holes with Category5 won by John Mulligan (10) and Oran Mulligan (40) with a score of 30½ while Des Malone (24) and Sarah Coan (40) took Category 6 with a 43.

Saturday, September 3 – Adult & Juvenile Scotch Foursomes Sponsored by Declan Rafferty –

Category 1 (Adult and 18 Hole Boy): Nora Byrne (24) & Oisin Conroy (12) 65, Pat Dunne (19) & Tom Dunne (17) 66, Danny Gallagher (14) & Iarlaith Carroll (20) 68.

Category 2 (Adult and 18 Hole Girl): Pauline Campbell (12) & Áine Grennan (26) 71, Fionnuala Dullaghan (16) & Eve Rowland (16) 74, Jean Connolly (20) & Jane Connolly (22) 79.

Category 3 (Adult and 9 Hole Boy): Fearghal Duffy (16) & Barra Duffy (36) 63, Barry Cunningham (10) & Fionn Cunningham (28) 65, David Brennan (14) & Louis Goodman (32) 66.

Category 4 (Adult and 9 Hole Girl): Joe Durnin (17) & Emma Durnin (36) 58½, Marie Strain (14) & Anna Rowland (36) 67, Jim Rowland (11) & Katie Rowland (36) 76.

Category 5: (Adult and 4 Hole Boy): John Mulligan (10) & Oran Mulligan (40) 30½.

Category 6 (Adult and 4 Hole Girl): Des Malone (24) & Sarah Coan (40) 43.