Blog from the Blog
mile mile failte, one hundred thousand welcomes to this week's blog which comes
to you from a little island, south west of beautiful Blacksod. Much to report
especially our end of season results, which are available on the IBG (Irish
Blind Golf) website.
and Darragh Tame Hermitage
indeed the Ballybofey Battler, Paul McCormack, and his guide Jim took on the
challenge that is Hermitage GC and there was ever only going to be one winner,
as the former New York football star stormed to a stellar victory in Category
1. Adrian Downey chased Paul all the way to finish a gallant 2nd. However
Paul's heroics were equalled by the Thurles tornado, Darragh Stakelum, who
annexed the category 2 title with a display for the ages. Irish Open ladies champion,
Carol Brill's brilliant putting performance catapulted her to a highly
creditable 2nd place finish.
Patrick Morgan Jnr's Day of Redemption
final order of merit event of a long season was at Royal Dublin GC. And what a
day of redemption it proved to be for rising star, Patrick Morgan Jnr., who river
danced his way around a links that has been made famous by the exploits of
Christy O Connor Snr. Patrick Jnr was pushed all the way to the Cat 1 title by
Clondalkin colossus, Adrian Downey, who has had a stellar season. Daragh Stakelum
proved that Lar Corbett is not the only superstar in Thurles as he edged out
Paul O Rahally for the Cat 2 honours. The O Rahilly was my playing companion
for the day and was the essence of cordiality and cheerfulness.
Paul McCormack - Order of Merit
was a battle that captivated the world of blind golf; who would reach the
Everest of Irish Blind Golf; who would succeed last year's last gasp champion,
Willem Wally Roode. Well all was revealed at the Hermitage GC Classic, where
Paul McCormack took an unassailable and uncatchable lead, and is this year's
Order of Merit Champion. Well done to Paul and his amiable and highly talented guide,
Jim Kavanagh. Daragh Stakelum pipped Carol Brill for 2nd place, while Carol
pipped your blogger by a further point, in what was a battle royal.
Goodbye until the Next Time
for the shorter than usual blog, and goodbye and God bless you all, until the