The Clones Golf Club Annual Classic attracted over 70 teams for the 3 day extravaganza of golf due in no small part to the sterling efforts of Sammy Mealiff and his Classic Committee. The course was in pristine shape thanks to Paddy McKeown, Hugh John and Finbar (who were working on the course at 4am!) and of course the volunteers. The main sponsors of the event ABP and Clones Credit Union Limited are invaluable and our other sponsors were B M Transport, Feldhues GmbH, Upstairs Downstairs, Flack’s, Hickey’s Pharmacy and Super Valu Clones. Thank you to all who sponsored teams, tees and greens. The prize winners were: 1st with 103 c/b Stephen McDonald, Brian Bogue, Waylon McEniff and Darren Graham. 2nd with 103 Stephen McDonald, Waylon McEniff, Darren Graham and Pat Ryan, 3rd with 98 Shane McNaughton, Benny Igoe, Bernard McAniney and Brian McGorman. 4th with 98 Lady Captain Collette McCahery, Denis Doogan, Packie McCahery and Paul McDermott the non-GUI team prize went to Liam Curran’s Team. The ladies team was won by Noirin McKenna, Mary Trant, Helen Connolly and Doli Maguire. Noirin carded 21 points on the front 9 despite a no score on one hole! The other notable on Saturday was Anne McCarthy holing her 2nd shot on the par 4 first! Some start! The nearest the pin winners were Pat McCabe, Packie McCarville and Ivan Fitzpatrick. Thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets, and well done to the sellers, a great effort. The winner of the 1st prize (a 2 night hotel experience) P J McCague, 2nd prize (dinner for 2 at The Olde Post) Elaine Hamilton, 3rd (presentation case of fine wines) Benny Igoe, 4th prize (presentation case of fine wines) Bernard Mulligan and 5th prize (€50 cash) Brendan Jenkins. Thank you to Aidan Fitzpatrick and Cavan Country Produce who fed the players each day with tasty meals and to Daniel Freeman (waiter extraordinaire!) Thanks also to Mary Logue and the bar staff. Needless to say this was a massive undertaking by the Classic Committee with many hours invested in making it such a success. Thanks also to Sammy and his team are already planning next year’s event! Thank you to everyone involved no matter how small the part you played, we did it together!
Without Finbar and Hugh John we would not be able to boast such a magnificent course. Thank you gentlemen for all your hard work, we really appreciate what you do.