Pa Fla’s Celebration

Paddy O’Flaherty’s daughters Grainne and Deirdre did him proud in organising his surprise 90th birthday celebrations at the clubhouse last Friday evening. There was a competition run in his honour the previous week and beautiful engraved glassware was presented to the winners Veronica McGorman 35 points c/b and Roisin Kerr. The gent’s prizes went to Gerard O’Callaghan 44 and Gareth Beattie 43. The funds raised from the Pa Fla competition will be donated to the 3 T’s charity, Turning The Tide against suicide. Each prize winner had their own special story of how Pa Fla had helped them improve their game with his advice and tips which usually involved a 7 iron! Pa Fla’s extended family were in attendance to witness the respect and admiration for Pa. One of his protégées Doli Maguire recited a great verse which started “when we first met, way back when, you were 50 and I was 10!” to great amusement of the gathered well-wishers. To recognise the contribution and dedication to the game, Clones Golf Club have renamed The Scratch Cup in Pa Fla’s honour and it will be known now as the Paddy O’Flaherty Cup. Captain Gerry Traynor and Lady Captain Rosita McCabe along with Club Secretary Paddy McKeown all voiced their own admiration at Pa Fla’s achievements over the years and wished him a very happy 90th Birthday.

All Ireland Mixed Foursomes

Congratulations to our All Ireland Mixed Foursomes Team who qualified in the top 4 at the Ulster qualifier in Clones last Sunday by half a shot! They will now progress to the matchplay stage. Well done Team Manager Brid Finlay who whipped the team into shape. The team are Lady Captain Rosita McCabe, Vera Tighe, Elaine Hamilton, Roisin Kerr and Catherine Farrell with Donal O’Reilly, Shane McNaughton, Packie McCarville, Paddy McKeown and Captain Gerry Traynor. A Huge thank you to our green keepers Hugh-John and Finbar and the volunteers for the presentation of the course which was fabulous!

 

The 3 T’s

The ladies played in the 3 T’s (Turning The Tide against suicide) charity event last week and the winner will go forward to the regional final at the Slieve Russell on Wednesday 9th of September with the men’s winner and the two Captains Rosita and Gerry. The category winners were A-Roisin Kerr 35, B-Veronica McGorman 35 and C-Doli Maguire 34. Our 3 T’s winner is Veronica on a countback. Well done!

 

Maureen Lynch 9 Holer

Congratulations to Veronica McGorman who claimed week 3 of the 9 holer with 20 points. Doli Maguire won the seniors prize with 16 points. Remember ladies you can play this alongside any 18 hole competition or just do the 9 holes if you wish. €1 in the bottom drawer.

Alpha Bet

The letters drawn on 11th May were SIXQ and no one chose them as their letters so the jackpot rolls over to 4,600. The 5 lucky dippers each winning 20 were Trevor Johnston Lisnaskea, Mary Logue CGC, Louis Bannon Corrany, Loreto Traynor C/O Captain and Osgur Mohan Clones. Well done to them!