Sports legends turn out for Camogie Golf Classic
A plethora of sporting greats were amongst the many participants at the Camogie Association Golf Classic, held at Kilkenny Golf Club this afternoon (Friday, August 13th).
Camogie legends Angela Downey, Galway’s Sharon Glynn and Wexford duo Aine Codd and Stellah Sinnott joined former Kilkenny hurling stars Pat Henderson, Noel Skehan, Eddie Keher and Ned Buggy. Wexford Camogie manager JJ Doyle was also among the crowd; taking some time out ahead of his side’s Gala All Ireland semi-final clash with the Cats.
Speaking about the event Camogie President Joan O’Flynn: “”This year’s Classic was a fantastic success with teams from all over Ireland coming to participate. It was a great opportunity for past and current camogie players and mentors, people from the wider sporting community and those with a great interest in golf to come together. We would like to thank all of those who participated and our sponsors for their fantastic support as well as Kilkenny Golf Club for hosting the event.””
MMI Group, led by Esme Murphy took first prize while an Eddie Keher led team, UL Arena took second position with John Torpey Hurls in third place.
This year’s classic took place on the eve of the Gala All Ireland semi-finals with Cork facing Galway in Nowlan Park at 2.00pm tomorrow (Saturday, August 14th) and Kilkenny facing Wexford in the second of a double header fixure at 4.00pm.
Details of the 2011 Camogie Association Golf Classic will be announced shortly.
Camogie Association Golf Classic Roll of Honours (listed by team name only: teams of four)
1st place MMI Group: 2nd UL Arena: 3rd John Torpey: 4th Miriam Malone: 5th Garrett Howard: 6th Sean Whelan
Nearest the Pin: Teresa Daly: Longest Drive Johnny Flaherty and Esme Murphy
Camogie Association Golf Classic Sponsors:
Irish Dairy Board, Irish Daily Star, Mark Dignam Graphic Designer, Gala, Chemifloc Ltd, Shannon Golf Club, City West Hotel & Golf Resort, Elm Green Golf Club, Roganstown Golf Club, Corrstown Golf Club, Palmerstown Golf Club, Woodlands House Hotel, Adare,MMI