Barton Shield 2018 – Metropolitan Area Qualifier

This year’s Barton Shield Metropolitan Qualifier took place in Balcarrick Golf Club on weekend of 23rd/24th May.

Preparations commenced March/April with somewhat limited Panel due to family commitments, exams, etc.

Panel: Edward McNally, Kingsley Lewis, David Garrigan, Harry McHugh and Sam Devey. The Panel were unstinting in preparation/practice despite work and family obligations.

On Saturday 23rd May the following team of two pairs, Kingsley Lewis & Harry McHugh and Edward McNally & David Garrigan took to the course opposite Portmarnock on a dry but very windy day. Very exciting to watch the game being played at this level and to witness the absolute commitment and loyalty of our own very small but valiant group of golfers.

Our team performed with great “guts” and no small measure of skill and were somewhat unfortunate to lose out on qualifying for Sunday matchplay play-offs by just ONE shot, with an aggregate score of 161 as 160 last qualifying score!

Sincere congratulations to our Panel of  Kingsley, Harry, Edward, David and Sam. It was an honour, privilege and a pleasure to be tasked with managing this Barton Shield Panel who represented Skerries Golf Club in exemplary manner, both on and off the course.

Many thanks also go to Captain, Dominic, Vice-Captain, Tom, President, Celly, Overall Team Manager, Paul and those who turned up to to support team.

Frank O’Hara  & Larry Mooney
Barton Shield Managers

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