A Bumper Night for a Bumper Year…..
A great night celebrating all the super and deserved winners in all our competitions, medal winners, club championships, our Golfer of the Year and all our great team achievements in 2019.
We welcomed Niall and Niamh Moore, who continue to honour their parents by sponsoring the Louis and Maureen Moore Fourball Trophy. Congratulations to Eileen O’Driscoll and Wendy Hogan who were the eventual winners in a very hard-fought competition. We also welcomed back Nessa Greene who presented us with the beautiful trophy; the Christy Greene Singles Memorial Trophy in honour of her much-loved Dad. Christy will always be remembered as a great supporter of the Ladies section and Nessa was delighted to present Eva Coghlan, who is the inaugural winner of this beautiful trophy. We are very grateful for their continued support of both Club championships.
Congratulations also to Eileen McLoughlin and Eadaoin Smith who were delighted to be the eventual winners of the Foursomes Matchplay competition and were presented with the Military Cup.
Congratulations to our medal winners, Grace Keane (April and May), Sarah Callery (June), Deborah McCready (July), Ashling Curtis, (August) and Ger Lynch (September).
It was with great pleasure that the managers of the very successful teams formally presented Captain Marie with the Pennants and Cups representing the great achievements of our teams this year.
Siobhan Byrne – Junior Cup, Neasa McKiernan – Junior Foursomes and Nuala LeGros – Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy, all spoke about their individual campaigns and were delighted to be part of the teams who represented Newlands so well this year. They thanked everybody who put their name forward, all the players, caddies and the great supporters who were with them all the way. We will celebrate the summer of 2019 for a long time to come.
The Golfer of the Year award was without doubt a fantastic achievement for a very popular winner in Grace Keane. Grace had an amazing year; she was in the top five places in six of the 12 Major/Medal competitions which included winning two medals. She was in the final of the Louis and Maureen Moore club championship, the semi final of the Kellsboro Cup, and the quarter-finals in the Military Cup. She also represented Newlands so well in the Minor Cup and dropped 4 shots during the season. We are so proud of Grace and congratulate her on her fantastic golf achievements. Well done, Grace.