Sadly our terrific team year came to an end on Friday in Malone where our Junior Cup team were narrowly beaten 3-2 by Limerick Golf Club. We had challenging and close matches against a strong team who played four 9 handicap ladies and one 10. Mairead Cronin and Kate O'Connor won their matches on 18 and Mary Horn and Anne O'Connor were beaten on 17 with Marian White also losing out on the day. The team was led by Ciara Leech and subs on the day were Hannah McInerney and Joan Shields. There was a fantastic team spirit throughout the campaign and even though everyone was very disappointed on the day we need to remember that we are Leinster Champions and have brought another ILGU pennant to the club following on from the success of last years Junior Foursomes team. The team would really like to thank all the supporters who made the trip to Malone for a very early start - your presence on the day kept us going and the club spirit shown on the day was fantastic.
Our teams have had a great year with the Bloom Cup success, our Mixed team getting to the Leinster semi final and the Best Cup also getting to their Leinster final. A huge amount of work goes in to our teams and we hope to build on the last two years success into the future.
I would like to thank all the team Managers this year - Marian White, Deirdre Ryan,
Ciara Leech, Mary P Walsh, Avila Mairtin, Joan Kavanagh, Joan O'Brien, Joan Moore and Aideen O'Brien. Clare Timlin, Mary Kane and Ita O'Brien also assisted where needed. They all made my role easier as they were so organised and made the sometimes difficult selection choices and looked after their teams very well. There were varying degrees of success with all the teams but the players and caddies commitment could never have been questioned. We had a huge number of ladies playing on teams this year with many making their debut. It can seem a bit daunting to put yourself forward for teams but it is so worthwhile so thank you to each and every lady who played for the club this year.
Teams form such a huge part of our club and I would urge as many of you as possible to get involved next year - whether as a player, a caddie or as a supporter. There was a great atmosphere around the club this year with the team successes and we really want to build on this in 2018. We will start our practice sessions again early in the new year and look forward to seeing you there.
Finally I would like to thank those who have taken the time to say thanks for the emails I've sent throughout the year. It is nice to know they've been appreciated and are actually being read!
Onwards and upwards in 2018.
Director of Teams.
Junior Cup All Ireland Team. Thanks to the Coach House for their kind sponsorship of our jackets.