CHALLENGE CUP TEAM - ALL IRELAND CHAMPIONS
A long journey to becoming ALL IRELAND
CHAMPIONS began last March in The Island
GC. An excellent victory led to speculation
that this Team had REAL potential. This was
proven over the following months, winning ten
rounds, totalling 50 games and only losing 5
matches. ........ remarkable.
A lot of serious hard work and great
commitment by all concerned, from the
Managers, Players & Caddies ended in Malone
GC on Saturday, 30th, September winning the
ALL IRELAND FINAL.
After convincingly winning the Leinster Pennant
in Charlesland GC, Malahide proceeded to
Malone GC for the All-Ireland Finals where
they completed the job, winning 4/1 in the final
against Fintona GC.
The players who featured in the Final were
Vanessa Mc Cann, Niamh Clarke, Louise
Lynch, Maire Falvey and Louise Young, subs,
Catherine Maher, Alison Colclough and Anne
Macken Conway. We must also include and
thank Janet Lambe and Cathy Hynes Roche
whose contributions in earlier rounds helped
achieve this victory.
It is a remarkable achievement that four of
the Team, who played in the Final, had not
represented the Club before this season.
At the other end of the experience spectrum
is the extraordinary MAIRE FALVEY who has
represented Malahide GC with distinction on
many occasions and is now the proud holder
of two ALL IRELAND GOLD MEDALS. Fittingly
Maura Falvey has been proposed for Honorary
Life Membership at the forthcoming AGM.
Major congratulations to the Managers, Orla
and Aishling McMahon on doing an amazing
job with a great panel of players and getting
their just reward. Special mention to the
experienced Caddies who played a significant
part in this victory, thank you all. A big thank
you to the supporters who grew in numbers as
the team progressed in the competition and
played a big role in their success.
The Players would particularly like to thank
Lady Captain Maura, Lady Vice-Captain Eileen
and Vice President Donal and ALL who made
the effort to travel to Malone GC for this great
It is a wonderful achievement by this group
of players to bring home the Leinster and
All Ireland Pennants to Malahide Golf Club,
making Lady Captain Maura very proud.
As Team Convenor and caddie it has been an
honour and a pleasure to be involved with this
Rosemary Byrne. Ladies Team Convenor