Lady Captain’s Day

There was much talk of possible thunder and lightning for the day and the ladies made provision for knowing what to do should the need arise for them to leave the course on this the most prestigious of competitions last Saturday Mrs Veronica McGorman’s Lady Captain’s Day. However the weather gods were kind and whilst the morning players suffered the rain by noon the day cleared up and the afternoon players basked in warmth and dry conditions although the course was wet it stood up well to the weather of previous days. Lady Captain Veronica welcomed the players with tea and nibbles and also a goody bag which amongst other things contained her favourite golf gadget the pencil on a spring string! No excuse for losing your pencil now! The ladies returned for the evening celebrations after sprucing themselves up for dinner catered by Aidan Fitzpatrick and to hear the ever important results. Winner with nett 73 was Joy “good around the greens” Cassidy! Obviously a lady in form having won the previous week too! Runner up also with 73 was Geraldine Fitzpatrick and the gross winner 91 was Rosita McCabe (pity about the 9 on the last eh?) Section A winner Catherine Farrell, B-Irene Rooney and C-Celeste McKiernan. Front 9 Mary Trant, Back 9 Roisin Kerr, past Captain Elaine Hamilton and Committee prize Lynn Whelan. A very excited Mary O’Reilly won the Novice Prize and delighted and amused the assembled crowd with her heartfelt thanks and obvious delight. Visitor’s prize went to Etna McAvinney. Nearest the pin Rosita McCabe and longest drive Lynn Whelan. Joy Cassidy was delighted to have won and was overjoyed with the beautiful digital camera and tri-pod. She thanked Lady Captain Veronica for a fabulous day which was well organised and a pleasure to be part of. Well done Joy a great victory and a very popular winner. The men’s prizes went to two gentlemen very much in form and the winner over the 14 holes was Martin Clegg 33 points and 2nd Fergal Connolly 31 points. Lady Captain thanked everyone who sent cards, gifts and texts to wish her well, she thanked everyone for taking part and especially thanked Gussie her husband for his continued support. It was great to see so many of the Lady Captain’s family and friends in attendance and thank you to the Ballybay girls who played at 8.00 am then played in Killeen Castle then returned to Clones with their glad rags on to bop the night away phew they must have boundless energy! A great night of dancing ensued, Pat “twinkle toes” Connolly ensured there wasn’t a lady left with an empty dance card, a wonderful day all round!