Tipperary Supporters Club All-Ireland Final Golf Classic

The winners of the Tipperary Supporters Club All-Ireland Final Golf Classic held on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September on the GPA National Course at the beautiful Palmerstown House Estate in Johnstown, Co Kildare were the "Friends of Andy Lacey" Team.  Joe Curran collected the winning prize on behalf of Gerry Ryan, Robert Dore and John McGrath after posting a score of 94 points on Friday afternoon, just edging out the U Store team in to second place on 93 points. The teams collected lovely prizes including golfing breaks in Spain and Ireland.

The Classic was again a great success with more than 50 teams taking part and proved a suitable opener to the All-Ireland Final weekend. Our thanks go to all the team, prize, tee and green sponsors who again ensured that the event was a major fundraiser for hurling in Tipperary. Particular credit is due to the staff at the GPA National who all had the venue in great condition, despite some very testing weather earlier in the week http://www.palmerstownhouse.com/  .   Led by Adrian Killigrew, the team at GPA National provided an excellent venue with first class facilities, catering and logistical support.

At the event also was Eddie Morrissey of Moycarkey-Borris who had with him the medal won by his great grand-uncle Tom Stapleton as captain of the first All-Ireland Hurling Final winning team, Thurles Blues who defeated Meelick of Galway in 1887.

Winners : Friends of Andy Lacey Team 94pts Joe Curran South Herts Gerry Ryan Lahinch Robert Dore Royal Tara John Mc Grath Thurles 

Runners-up: U Store It 93pts Mick Buckley Knightsbrook Dick Lonergan Carrick –on -Suir Denis McHugh Elm Green Seamus Lonergan Carton

3rd : Bernard Kavanagh Team 92pts Babs Keating Hermitage Paul D’Arcy Coolattin Ger Galvin Charleville Johnny Murtagh Cill Dara

4th: 92pts Francis O’Dwyer Pat Doyle Emmet McGregor Jim Brerton

5th: Newpark Care Centre 92pts John McCormack Niall Cosgrove Ed McCormack John Mc Cormack

6th Millbrook Construction 91pts Frank Gleeson Vincent O’Brien Declan Gleeson Paul Verdon 

7th Dundrum Maps 89pts Don O’Mahony Domhnall O’Mahony Ned Coogan Benny Crookes

Longest Drive – Eamonn Kelly Kildangan >300 yards 

Nearest Pin- Michael Mahon, Bunclody 3’ – 3’’

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