Zone final for Connaught Shield Team
HI there members
Sorry for the delay in the reporting on the interclub scene lately but the day job has been getting in the way !!!
Last Monday week the 11th of August Carrick Men played Enniscrone Golf Club in the zone semi final of the Connaught Shield.
The Team selected by Team Captain Fiachra Neary was
David McDermott & Albert “i’ll pick you if you pick me” Hogg
Paul O Brien & Pat King
Shane Kelly and Pat Gannon
Eamonn McGirl and Liam Brune
Gordon Kavanagh and Tommy Mulvey
Firstly the course was in amazing condition with the greens being as good as I have ever seen them.
Carrick got off to a great start with David and Albert birdying 3 of the first 7 holes and taking the first point of the evening on the 12th at home.
The next point also went to Carrick when Pat & Paul got the job done when Pat sank and raker of a putt on the 16th to win the match 3 and 2.
The next point on the board was not looking as likely early on in the match. Pat & Shane were 2 down playing the 10th but some how managed to get a half out of the pond. After that they won 4 or 5 holes on the trot to be 2 up playing the 16. They lost the 16th but won the 17th to take the final point Carrick needed.
The two matches in Enniscrone were called in but Carrick were looking strong in both Gordon and Tommy were 1 up playing 16 and while Eamonn and Liam were 1 down but they had shots on the next 2 holes. (They also lost their last hole to an eagle to go one down)
So Carrick progress to the Zone final where they play Strandhill. Carrick will have 2 matches at home and 3 away and will be played on Monday next the 21st of august at 4.30.
By popular demand the Talking point after the match are back:
- Now that Albert has nothing other than his golfing skills to offer Fiachra will Albert keep his place on the team !!!!
- Pat Gannon says he didn’t realise that joining the club would mean he would have to turn pro with all the golf he is playing
- What is the exact purpose of that practice swing of Liam Brune ??????
- Why is Shane Kelly always out in the last pairing ???
Good luck next week lads!!!