The Skerries Senior Cup team travelled to Royal Dublin on the 24th of June to compete against the 22 other teams vying for the 2 Metropolitan qualifying spots available.
The team consisted of Kingsley Lewis (KL), Harry McHugh(HMH), Sam Devey (SD), Mick Ahern (MH), Brian Christie (BC), Brian Leonard (BL) and David Garrigan (DG).
Corballis golf club, who were well used to the tough links conditions that greeted the team on the 1st tee, provided the Skerries team with their first test. There were a number of tight games across this match however the Skerries team (KL, HMH, MH, BC & DG) prevailed and overcame Corballis by a score of 3.5 – 1.5.
The next round saw us come up against a tougher opposition in the form of Milltown golf club, with a number of well known & seasoned individuals making up their panel, incl. 1 ex professional. While solid golf was played by each of the Skerries team members (KL, HMH, DG, BC, SD) throughout the matches (Brian Christie coming back from 5dwn to 1down), Milltown squeezed through to victory with a 3.5 – 1.5 score line representing same. Milltown went on to beat Hollywood Lakes in Final no.1 and take 1 of the 2 Metropolitan spots that were up for grabs again demonstrating the tough opposition that the Skerries team came up against.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank those that supported us on the day, individuals that caddied for players and of course the players themselves for making the commitment to the senior cup team and all that this entails.
Senior Cup Team Manager