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Paul and Emer are Winners at TIGS President Prize Outing

Paul and Emer are Winners at TIGS President Prize Outing

The magnificent setting of the K Club in Straffan, Co Kildare, was the venue for the TIGS President Peter O’Hanlon’s Prize outing – and the championship course brought out the best from the 65 golfers, with outstanding scores in particular from winners Paul Dawson (44 points) and Emer Farrell (34 points).

Peter O’Hanlon, TIGS President; Paul Dawson, Men’s winner; Beatrice Cosgrove, Etihad Airways, Sponsor; and Martin Skelly, TIGS Captain

Peter O’Hanlon, TIGS President; Paul Dawson, Men’s winner; Beatrice Cosgrove, Etihad Airways, Sponsor; and Martin Skelly, TIGS Captain

TIGS President Peter O’Hanlon was his usual witty and exuberant self and ensured that his President’s Day was a most enjoyable event.

Peter O’Hanlon, TIGS President; Emer Farrell, Ladies winner; Beatrice Cosgrove, Etihad Airways; and Martin Skelly, TIGS Captain

Peter O’Hanlon, TIGS President; Emer Farrell, Ladies winner; Beatrice Cosgrove, Etihad Airways; and Martin Skelly, TIGS Captain

He and TIGS Captain Martin Skelly thanked sponsors Etihad Airways, who have been involved with TIGS for eight years, for their sponsorship over the years. In response, Beatrice Cosgrove, General Manager Ireland, Etihad Airways, assured TIGS of sponsorship planned well into the future.

Etihad Airways team: Beatrice Cosgrove, Valerie Murphy, Shannon O’Dowd, Karen Maloney, and Lynda Dougall

Etihad Airways team: Beatrice Cosgrove, Valerie Murphy, Shannon O’Dowd, Karen Maloney, and Lynda Dougall

The Etihad Airways team of Valerie Murphy, Karen Maloney, Shannon O’Dowd and Lynda Dougall were prominent on the night.

Noel McAuliffe, Niall McDonnell, Louis O’Toole, and Volker Lorenz

Noel McAuliffe, Niall McDonnell, Louis O’Toole, and Volker Lorenz

Men’s Results

Overall Winner: Paul Dawson, 44pts (16)

Cat 1: John Cassidy, 38pts (8)

Cat 2: Noel McAuliffe, 39pts (16)

Cat 3: Dave Smith, 34pts (21)

Front 9: Volker Lorenz, 19pts (18)

Back 9: Clem Walshe, 20pts (Last 6) (4)

Tanya Airey, Yvonne Lennox, Niamh Byrne, and Audrey Headon

Tanya Airey, Yvonne Lennox, Niamh Byrne, and Audrey Headon

Ladies’ Results

Overall Winner: Emer Farrell, 34pts (18)

Cat 1: Yvonne Lennox, 31pts (19)

Cat 2: Marion Benton, 33pts (34)

Front 9: Audrey Headon, 16pts (16)

Back 9: Miriam Skelly, 17pts (34)

Alan Daniels, Martin Skelly, and Cormac O’Connell

Alan Daniels, Martin Skelly, and Cormac O’Connell

Nearest Pin: Tim Kiely

Longest Drive: Emer Farrell

Visitor Prize: Tim Kiely, 34pts (10)

Nearest Pin and Longest Drive were sponsored by INS (Tom Coade)

Tom O’Donohoe, Dermot Lee, and Ivan Beacom

Tom O’Donohoe, Dermot Lee, and Ivan Beacom

Next Outing 

Thurday 14th September: Captain’s Prize, Headford GC, New sponsor: Travelport

Jimmy Lennox, John Cassidy, and Graham Aldren

Jimmy Lennox, John Cassidy, and Graham Aldren

Simon Daly, Enda Corneille, and Ciaran Mulhall

Simon Daly, Enda Corneille, and Ciaran Mulhall

Barry Walsh, Des Abbott, and Jim McGonagle

Barry Walsh, Des Abbott, and Jim McGonagle

John Spollen with Peter O’Hanlon

John Spollen with Peter O’Hanlon

Valerie Murphy with Shannon O’Dowd

Valerie Murphy with Shannon O’Dowd

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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