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Birr golfer wins All-Ireland title

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Birr golfer wins All-Ireland title thumbnailPatricia Rowland from Birr Golf Club won the Irish Open Matchplay in Druids Heath on Sunday last against Gary Gillespie from Tyrone.

Patricia Rowland from Birr Golf Club won the Irish Open Matchplay in Druids Heath on Sunday last against Gary Gillespie from Tyrone. Patricia is the first lady golfer to win the competition and tops off a great year following her success in the club's Captain's and President's prize earlier this year.
Results
Congratulations to all the winners on Saturday. The Kenny Cup was won by Michael McGarry who defeated Tony McCormack. Fergus Garland won the Hackett Cup in his match with Jeremy Plunkett and Seamas Breen defeated John Dwyer for the Club Championship.
Offaly Championship: 1st Tullamore 127 pts. 2nd Esker Hills and Castle Barna 125. 4th Birr 124 pts. 5th Edenderry 116. Well done to Tullamore.
Tuesday Open: 1st John Dwyer 36 pts. 2nd Kay Flaherty 36 pts.
Also heartiest congratulations to Trish Rowland on her outstanding win in the Irish Open Match play at Druid's Heath, This was a very great achievement, Well done, Trish,
Great to see that our Honorary Member Joe Lyons was a prominent member of the Galway GC team that won the Senior Cup 4-1 at the finals in Carton House on Sunday. Interestingly another Birr Honorary Member, Justin Kehoe was a member of the defeated Limerick Senior Team.

 For Your Diary
Seniors on Thursday September 28 at 9.45am.
Rugby Classic on Friday. Shot gun start at 2pm.
Club Tankard GOY this weekend.
Tuesday Open Stableford on October 3. All welcome.

 Ladies
Sunday last September 24 saw the ladies out in large numbers as our members along with a large number of visitors played in glorious sunshine in the Open Competition sponsored by the A Sportsman's Dream, Nenagh (Siobhan Tynan). The clubhouse was alive as the ladies returned, all smiles and some great scores too. After dining in the restaurant the presentation of prizes were as follows:
1st Ena Guilfoyle 19, Denise Delaney 21 53pts; 2nd Maeve Morrissey 17, Monica Robinson 17, The Heath 49pts; 3rd Lady Captain Theresa Fealy 21, Lady President Aileen Watkins 21 49pts; Gross Gemma Butler 9, Marie Conlon 13, The Heath 34pts ; Nearest the Pin Martina O'Brien; Longest Drive Sarah Baker, Nenagh.
This Wednesday September 27, 18 Hole sponsored by David O'Meara Pharmacy Plus continues.
Saturday September 30, Sunday October 1 and Wednesday October 4, 18 hole sponsored by Caroline McCarthy Sportswear Direct. 
Last day to play in the Glenns qualifier is Saturday September 30. 
Please make effort to get matchplay games played, so final date can be set.
9 Hole ongoing.
There is a container in place on the 10th fairway side of the house for you to drop off your bags of unwanted clothing etc. for the fundraising collection. Remember the more we collect, the more money for the club. We hope to fill the container to capacity and more but only if everyone helps out, so please spread the word.
Finally massive congratulations to Trish Rowland on winning the Irish Open Matchplay in Druids Heath on Sunday last against Gary Gillespie from Tyrone. Trish is the first lady golfer to win the competition and tops off a great year following her success in the club's Captain's and President's prize earlier this year. 

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