Jim Long Elected Chairman of Munster Golf


Jim Long Pictured with outgoing Chairman John Moloughney

Jim Long from Monkstown is the new Chairman of Munster Golf following his election at the Munster Branch Annual Delegates Meeting on Tuesday night.  The Hibernian Hotel in Mallow was again the venue and over 300 delegates from all 85 Munster golf clubs packed in for the meeting, where the key event was the election of a new Chairman.  For the first time in over 20 years there was a three-way election with Muskerry’s Liam Harkin and Castleisland’s Michael Lawlor also on the ballot.  Although both Long and Harkin were outgoing Officers of the branch, it was the Monkstown man who won.  Jim Long was the Honorary Secretary of the Munster Branch and also held the position of Junior Convenor at national level.  After his election Long was clearly delighted with the result: “I’d like to thank all the delegates and I’m delighted with the honour to have been elected Chairman.  I hope to do my best to work for Munster club and to emulate the achievements of the previous Chairmen of the Branch.”  Barry Lynch from Raffeen Creek was elected as Honorary Secretary of the Branch while Cork’s Dave Prendergast was elected as the Honorary Match & Handicapping Secretary.  Macroom’s Jim Nolan was elected onto the seventeen-man provincial council, he joins Phil Cooney, John Carroll, Gordon Adair, Tom Donnelly, Jim Lyne and Sean O’Leary who were all re-elected.  The meeting also Continue reading