Four GAA clubs go golf­ing in Cool­lat­tin

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - SPORT -

COOL­LAT­TIN Golf Club’s first GAA In­ter­club Chal­lenge turned out to be a won­der­ful suc­cess and great fun.

“This in­ter­club chal­lenge is Cool­lat­tin’s way of show­ing their ap­pre­ci­a­tion to lo­cal GAA clubs who have cho­sen Cool­lat­tin as a venue for their fundrais­ing clas­sics in the past,” said a spokesper­son for the golf club.

The teams were made up of mem­bers of the lo­cal GAA clubs. Some of them were golfers, some were non-golfers, some were mem­bers of Cool­lat­tin Golf Club and some were net.

The for­mat was that teams started out on their first hole and one per­son was elim­i­nated on each hole.

The win­ner was the last per­son stand­ing.

“It proved to be an ex­cit­ing and fun filled event which we hope to de­velop and grow in the com­ing years.,” said the spokesper­son.

The semi-fi­nal pair­ings saw Carnew Em­mets take on neigh­bours Shil­le­lagh in what was a tough bat­tle as ex­pected while the golfers of Cool­boy took on the might of Ti­na­hely.

Carnew and Ti­na­hely were the fi­nal­ists with Ti­na­hely claim­ing the ti­tle af­ter a very ex­cit­ing play­off be­tween the very ca­pa­ble Damien Os­borne of Carnew and the im­pres­sive Tom Me­mery from Ti­na­hely.

The In­ter­club Per­pet­ual Shield was pre­sented by Cap­tain Kevin Sta­ple­ton Snr to Stephen Nolan of Ti­na­hely.

The Lady Cap­tain Caro­line Browne pre­sented four green fees to each of the clubs who par­tic­i­pated.

“We are al­ready look­ing for­ward to next year,” they said.

Some of the lo­cal GAA club mem­bers com­pet­ing at the in­ter­club chal­lenge in Cool­lat­tin Golf Club last week­end. Pho­tos: Joe Byrne

A quick break for a photo and then straight back to the golf.

It might look in­no­cent enough but the GAA ri­valry was never far from the sur­face.

All smiles but al leyes were on the prize at the same time.

Lau­rence Be­han lets it rip.

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