Date posted: 27th May 2022

On Friday, April 22nd, we were “away” to the 2018 Winners – Donabate.

Our Player Manager John Patrick Power put together a strong team with the assistance of Karl Unger and David Little. We took note of Leo’s presentation on Team Golf earlier in the year and tried to match the Teammates and get in some practice out in Donabate. However, the Team declined to move in together (sorry Leo).

In Killiney, our two Teams braved a chilly day as Sean Hayes & Dermot Divilly led all of the way and came out winners on the 14th hole. Our other home team of Louis and Paraic Lavelle fought back from 4 down but eventually lost on the 17th hole.

In Donabate, John P Power and David Little, after an early lead, eventually succumbed to the home knowledge of the Donabate Team and lost on the 18th after a chip in by Donabate. Our other teams of David Lane & Ken Regan and Ray Woodroofe & Alan Dooley also had two closely fought matches. The Ray and Alan match was called in on the 17th so we will never know!!

The Team is now in training for next year and will also be fighting for a place in the Old Conna Seniors.

Donabate acknowledged the great day they had in Killiney and the excellent hospitality provided and our boys in Donabate had to drown their sorrows with the support of the Donabate team over a lovely dinner.

Well done to John and to all the Team including those who didn’t make the cut for the day.

Barry Timlin