Date posted: 6th August
Ladies Intermediate Cup Semi-final v Naas at K Club
Epic journey to get this far - 5 rounds with good scalps along the way! Our first round was in April, in Old Conna, where we struggled to get a practice round in because of the snow - a long distance memory with the awesome summer we have been having. This amazing team beat Rathfarnham, Dunlaoghaire , Foxrock and Corrstown before meeting Naas in the K Club on Sunday 5th August.
The day arrived at last, after weeks of preparation from the players and the caddies - everyone felt good and ready. The K Club was in amazing condition and the weather was close to perfect - sunshine and a gentle breeze.
The matches were extremely close with Killiney in a very good position after the front nine. (up in 4 matches). Diane and Orla put up a good fight but were narrowly beaten and Darina secured a win for Killiney. With the score 2 matches to 1 it was Cathryn and Mieke under pressure. Cathryn was one down playing 18. She played the hole fantastically to win and go down the 19th. Nail - biting golf but she was very unlucky to lose the 19th. The unstoppable Mieke was a/s on the 18th and was heading to the 19th when she was called in. Hard fought matches - could have gone either way.
many thanks to all our supporters who made a huge effort to come to the K club. hate to mention names as there was a huge turnout and I would hate to omit someone . Both the Captain and President were in attendance.
A special thanks to the team and caddies who put in hours of practice and have done Killiney proud.
Players- DREAM team:
Diane Brown, Cathryn Towlson, Kathy Morgan,Darina Heavey, Orla Fitzgerald, Claire Blake,Miriam McCullagh, Mieke McNamara
Caddies - INSPIRATIONAL
Melanie Allen, Emer Kirwan, Roisin Vard, Julie Savage, Sandra Delaney, Ann Dawson, Carolyn McGovern, John Morgan
Well done girls - I am extremely proud of all of you for this wonderful achivement. Killiney GC is really lucky to have such committed players. Next year will be our year.
Hilary Murray - Team Captain