Castleknock College Union

Presidents Cup 2017 Champion

Conall Lavery, class '72

Jun 15, 2017
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Thursday June 15th, after a longish absence, Knock returned to Milltown to play for the Presidents Cup. The sun shone, pastmen answered the call and some great golf and not a little craic ensued.

Harangued by Union President, Colin Murtagh, '83 assembled a crack team of nine golfers to ensure back-to-back Presidents Cup wins for their year, of sorts, as it hadn't been played for since Barry Walsh last won it in 2007. It wasn't to be as fifty other golfers joined the fray and Conal Lavery seized the crown with a super round (44 points), followed by Pat Kearns and Eddie Byrne both on 38 points but back nine score saw Pat take second.

Prize winners on the day:

1st 44 points Conall Lavery '72
2nd 38 points Pat Kearns '75
3rd 38 points Eddie Byrne '84
Longest Drive Shane Reihill '83
Nearest the Pin Nigel Flanagan '87
Front nine Joe Gaynor '75
Back nine Simon Byrne '83
Best '83 Simon Byrne '83

Thank you to our event sponsor ely wine bar & brasserie whose support through the good offices of Erik Robson, '88, is greatly appreciated.

Thanks also to Jody Fanagan who negotiated our return access to Milltown, David Bell our MC for prize giving, and to Barry Walsh who was event organiser-in-chief and the credit for the smooth running of the day is due him and him alone.

Finally thank you to the 54 pastmen who turned out to golf.

`52 M. Davitt `80 K. Colgan `87 J. Bouchier Hayes
`54 C. Byrne   J. Donegan C. Duffy
`59 R. Palmer   G. Gaynor   N. Flanagan
`61 S. Harrington   K. Hannan   D. McGowan
`63 K. McGowan C. McCarthy `94 B. Geraghty
`66 F. Canning   P. McHugh `95 A. Langan
D. Power   J. Peters `97 B. Woods
`68 K. Kinehan `83 D. Bell `08 C. Foley
C. Nagle   S. Byrne A. Mawhinney
  D. Sheedy   P. McGuckian      
`69 R. Coleman   C. Murphy      
`70 P. Morgan   C. Murtagh      
  P. Costello   M. Rafferty      
`72 C. Lavery   S. Rehill      
  G. Nolan   D. Stone      
`73 J. Rohan B. Walsh      
`74 M. Kearney `84 E. Byrne      
`75 S. Delahunt   P. Masterson      
  J. Gaynor `85 D. Dowley      
  P. Kearns `86 A. Byrne      
D. Moore   R. Morgan      
`76 V. Nolan   O. Quinn      
`77 J. Kearney      

Onwards and upwards as we build towards the Union Golf Society centenary in 2020.