Club celebrates bridging 19-year gap

The Killarney Golf and Fishing Club team and mentors celebrate their great Junior Cup win, back, from left, Donal Considine (manager), Eric Dunlea (assistant manager), Jason Arthur, Mike Maher, Alan MacSweeney, James O’Neill, John Kerrisk, Davy O’Donoghue and, in front, Paud O’Donoghue, Marguerita Mulcahy (President), Harry O’Neill (Captain) and Mark Tuite

THE supremely talented squad that earned Killarney Golf and Fishing Club this year’s prestigious All-Ireland Junior Championship has been honoured by club officials and members.

A great night of festivities has been held in the clubhouse to mark the wonderful achievement and the club paid special tribute to the players and their partners and families for their sacrifices throughout a very long campaign.

After a 19-year lapse since their previous win, Killarney clinched the AIG Men’s Junior Cup in Limerick with morning wins and Ballinasloe and Rathfarnham, pitching Killarney and Corrstown against each other in the Men’s Junior Cup final.

The Dublin club looked the stronger outfit on the way to the decider as Killarney had a few too many tie holes for comfort but the Kerry club got off to the proverbial flier and were up in four of the five matches through six holes.

Jason Arthur was first to finish with a great win, Alan MacSweeney secured his point on the 17th green and Dave O’Donoghue sealed the deal with a superb birdie on the same hole.