Twin and sister golfers take to the course

The Mayor’s Cup and impressive crystal trophies up for grabs

TWINS are teeing-up to take to the golf course in Killarney in the coming days for the inaugural tournament to mark very special relationships.

The town twinning association’s to host an international sister city golfing event to which representatives of all of Killarney’s twin towns and cities have been invited.

Sean Counihan: Tournament chairman

The action will commence on the demanding Killeen course on Wednesday before they tackle Mahony’s Point on Thursday and then it’s on to Dooks, Waterville and Tralee.

Golfers from the US city of Concord, Pleinfeld in Germany, Castiglione in Italy and associate members from Scotstdale in Arizoina, Casperia in Italy and Tauves in France will all take to the fairways and there will also be a great social side to the visit during the four days and nights.

Tournament chairman Sean Counihan said it promises to be a great occasion and it will help to strengthen sporting and cultural links between Killarney and its twin towns and cities.

He thanked Kerry County Council for the financial support received from the community fund which, he said, helps maintain the links that were built by the former town council.

Mr Counihan also thanked organising committee members Sheila Dickson, Michael O’Leary, Cllr Donal Grady, Sean O’Grady and Cllr Niall O’Callaghan for the hard work they have put in preparing for the event and the local golf clubs for their support and advice.

The winning team will receive the Mayor’s Cup which was presented to the twinning association by Sean Counihan when he was the town’s first citizen in 2012.

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