Gallery: Munster Golf Awards 2019

Pictures from the awards evening in Mallow:

UCC Staff GS celebrate 40 years

UCCstaffSocietyPhoto Nov 2019The members of UCC Staff GS recently celebrated their 40th anniversary, marking the milestone with a golf and a social event in Cork Golf Club.  A large number of members attended the celebrations, on the course Willie Weir, Collette Finn and Barry O’Brien won the three-ball scramble while many more joined the group that evening to make the anniversary.  As everyone enjoyed the celebrations, there was also a reflection on the early days of the society.  A conversation between the late Eric Tully and Robert Mc Namara led to the establishment of the UCC Staff Golf Society, which was first registered with the GUI in 1979.  McNamara was instrumental in contacting staff members, who he knew were golfers, and encouraging them to form an inaugural committee.  He recalls meeting in Eric Tully’s office in The Lee Maltings.  Eric chaired the meeting, Robert was secretary and they were joined by Gary Prendeville, Chris Synnott and Paddy O’Regan.  An outing to Mallow was agreed upon and Robert assembled the prizes with twelve golfers taking part in the first event.  The original twelve were Robert Mc Namara, Eric Tully, Gary Prendeville, Chris Synnott, Paddy O’Regan, Diarmuid McCarthy, Joe O’Mahony, Cyril Deasy, Fr. Sean McGann, Eoin Shorten, Conor O’Brien and Mr McCullagh.  From the small outing Continue reading