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‘A great day out’ as Portlaoise Rugby Club’s annual golf classic a huge success

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Portlaoise Rugby Club held their annual golf classic in Portlaoise Golf Club on Saturday last, August 7.

Member of Portlaoise Rugby Club, Declan Kelly, was the organiser of the event.

He said that the day was a success in no small way thanks to CJ Sheeran and Shaws for sponsoring the event.

He also thanked to all the teams who played and the tee box sponsors who made the day a great success.

Mr Kelly also thanked Portlaoise Golf Club, members, committee, staff and Bosco’s catering for the facilities and food on the day.

The competition was won by Joe Walsh, Declan Ryan, Dermot Murphy and Declan Phelan who had 95 points.

While Paul McEvoy, Margaret Maher, Mary Downey and Brendan Byrne finished second.

Check out all the results below:


First with 95 points – Joe Walsh, Declan Ryan, Dermot Murphy and Declan Phelan.

Second with 88 points – Paul McEvoy, Margaret Maher, Mary Downey, Brendan Byrne.

Third with 87 points (back 3) – Ray Carroll, Brian McDonald, Niall Rigney and Brochan Reilly

Fourth with 87 points – Roy Glynn, Tim Finlay, Mick Drennan, Larry Gittens.

Non GUI (Golf Union of Ireland) with 92 points – Paddy Bergin Woodcraft; Paddy Bergin Snr. Paddy Bergin Jnr. Bridie Bergin, Stephen Bergin

Ladies Long Drive – Catherine Reilly

Men’s Long Drive – Brian McCormack

Ladies Nearest the Pin – Catherine Reilly

Men’s Nearest the Pin – Mark Kelly

Declan Kelly, Joe Walsh (winning team) and Declan Ryan (winning team), Philip Bradley, President of Portlaoise Rugby Club

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