LIAM Connolly celebrated a fantastic year on the golf course when he finished ‘Player of the Year’ to win the Harry Adamson Trophy.
Our captain Eugene Murphy celebrated a successful 12 months when he presented the trophies and awards at the Society’s Annual Presentational Dinner at Ruddington Grange Golf Club.
Connolly kick started his year when he won the Irish Tour to his home place in Monaghan to lift the McCann Trophy back in April. He then added the Past Captains’ Trophy, the Bundoran Cup, to his tally.
He was pushed all the way by Dave Shiggins and Paul Furey. Shiggins won the singles knock-out competition, the Copper Cable Trophy and the ‘Champions of Champions’ trophy, the Belfry Bowl.
Furey won the Winter Stableford competition, the Silverdale Cup, and then added the John Friel Cup to his trophy haul.
Joe Shallow took the first big competition of the season, the St Patrick’s Day Challenge Trophy and then along with Dave Bennett and Derek Duffy finished the top team on the Captain’s Away Weekend at Greetham Valley to win the Glens of Antrim Shield.
Ian Papworth won the Comerford Cup, Dave Fox finished top man on Captain’s Day to win the Allied Irish Bowl, Patsy Greaney was our only lady winner this season when she won the Liam White Memorial Cup.
The Auld Luscaire Trophy went to Brian Wills, the Wexford Bowl to John Boyle while Peter Keogh won the Tony Keane Memorial Trophy.
Joel Gavigan and Paul Collindridge won the pairs knock-out and the Donegal Cup in a hard-fought final while Mark Green was presented with the Alec Goodburn Trophy by Captain Murphy for his efforts on behalf of the Society throughout the year.