Date posted: 14th June 2021 

Well we certainly had an action packed start to our first Sunday of Interclub Matches. 

The day started at 11.00am  with Mark Hoey and Oscar Sexton teeing it up against Blainroe  in the Junior Cup . We finished the day at 8pm with  Stephen Connolly , Samuel Inglis and James Baily delivering the goods down in Blainroe in exciting matches to deliver a hard fought 3/2 win over a Blainroe side which had invested heavily over the close season in the transfer window gaining  some strong additions to their panel from Charlesland. 9 Hours start to finish a big thank you to John Green Manager of the Junior Cup team who has probably gone where no manager has before and oversaw the entirety of all matches in both venues and we believe has managed to avoid any penalty points along the way. Next up is Wicklow away date to be advised. 

In the middle of all this, our Senior Cup team also pulled off a huge win. Elm Park would have been firm favorites (in their own eyes) and with home advantage, fancied their chances. We also dabbled in the transfer market this year and our team of Gavin Homan , Cillian Cummins , Cian O'Sullivan , Jamie Airey and Brandon St John were quietly confident. Elm Park arrived in Killiney with supporters in tow and for the first few holes well outnumbered the Killiney bodies following the two matches. Big shout out to Paddy Allen and David McNamara who got the jungle drums beating and the supporters began to arrive to hear the Homan roars echo around the hills as the birdies began to drop. The two matches ended on the 15th in Killiney and we were tied 1-1. Things were looking positive in Elm Park where we were up in two matches and down in one. Jamie came up against a very tough opponent and lost his match but Cian wrapped his up on the 16th leaving Brandon going up 18  1up. His drive unluckily got a little bit blocked out which opened the door for Elm Park and they grabbed the opportunity. Now we have our very own Peter Alliss (Nigel Duke) on speaker phone to a very busy terrace in Killiney.  Down 19 we go (a Par 3) Elm Park hit the tee shot leaving 10ft putt straight up the hill. Brandon steps up and hits it into the heart of the green to the side of the flag. A nasty putt 10-12ft across the slope. Brandon goes first and sinks it. The Homan roar probably shook the ground in Elm Park putting their man off who duly failed to sink his. A remarkable win , a testament to the strength of our Junior/ Intermediate section and a huge endorsement of the faith Managers Keith and Nigel put in  Killiney's young guns. Next up is Edmondstown at home date to be announced.  

Last out was the All Ireland Fourball playing against Stackstown under the stewardship of Mark O'Connell (Challenge Cup winner) and Ken McCullagh . A strong team on paper and it certainly started that way . Arthur Doran, and Fionan Breathnach were soon 3up but behind Tim Mc Stay and Karl Unger came up against a couple from Stackstown who went on a birdie blitz. Both matches finished early (by the 13th) 1-1 and attention switched to Stackstown. Things were a little tougher over there , Stackstown players once again went on a birdie blitz with one pair recording 4 birdies in the opening 9 holes . Fearghal McEvatt and Paddy Dempsey brought their match to the 18th but unfortunately  Brendan Pigott/ Kieran Killeen and David Cruise/David Little were unable to overcome the strong Stackstown pairings. We wish Stackstown all the best in the next round.   

A huge thank you to all Players and Managers for your efforts yesterday. 


Captain Brendan