Date posted: 7th July 2021

Is there any light at the end of the tunnel?  If so, it is certainly hard to see it at this moment in time.  This week it was the turn of the Fred Perry (over 55's) to be at the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline.  Michael Boyce and Niall Tinney put in a sterling effort and grabbed an away point on a very wet Sunday evening in Old Conna.  Myself and Aengus Cummins could not quite match their feat and went down on the 17th.  Once again all the drama was unfolding on the hills of Killiney.  Stalwarts Nigel Duke and Pat Walsh decided they were not going to get wet and wrapped up their match very quickly. Vice George and Ken McCullagh seemed to be cruising but came a little unstuck late on and ended up going down on the 18th.  Over to Paddy May and John Dawson - with Killiney 2up Old Conna chip in on 16th for birdie to bring the match back to 1.  17th is halved.  We don't know what gods Old Conna have looking over them but they must have some special ones.  Mr Chip In hits a decent drive but clatters his second into Palmer's Cabin and it ricochets out just below the Elephant's Bath.  We are on the green in two Happy Dayz.  He walks over and hits a wedge which lands on the front of the green and rolls up the hill behind the pin and then starts dribbling back towards the hole getting closer and closer until it stops on the edge of the hole and then drops in for the birdie.  Up 19 OC par and we just miss and another team is consigned to the annals of history. 

Next Sunday we have the Junior Cup vs Wicklow.  John Green is quietly working behind the scenes preparing what is our last hope this year of getting a Golf Ireland Pennant to hang in our new Clubhouse.  We wish him and all the panel the best of luck on Sunday. 

Junior Boys 
Unfortunately our Junior boys fared no better than our seniors. What looked like a promising team of Cian O'Sullivan, Daniel Schwer, Conor Ryan, Jacques dePatoul & Ruairi Houlihan went down 4-1 to a very strong team from Woodbrook which included a couple of scratch loanees from Powerscourt (who decided not to enter this year). 

Our Under 15 team also struggled in the first leg of their match with the Castle going down 0-5.  The second leg is still to come at home and maybe miracles will happen but it will certainly be a tough ask.