02.05.2018: Junior Golf
Congratulations to the Junior golf team: Ross Whitaker (4D), James Quinn (3D) & Luke MacMahon (3C) on their recent performance in the All-Ireland stroke play finals in Monkstown GC, Cork. The boys competed in the finals as Leinster champions, playing against the three other provincial winners.
The team, assisted on the day(s) by Jim Quinn, Rory MacMahon & Brian Whitaker, finished a very close 3rd in the final behind the Munster champions and Connacht champions, and ahead of the Ulster champions.
The standard of golf was at an exceptional level, with windy conditions at times affecting the flight of the ball for all players.
To understand how close the final was, any of the four teams could have won the competition on the final players card, on the final hole. Even at that stage, nobody was entirely sure who had won, until the scores were signed off and confirmed by the tournament officials.
Ross, James & Luke deserve a huge amount of credit for the hours of work that they have put in, representing the College this year; from practice rounds at various courses, to qualifying for the Leinster finals, winning the Leinster final and performing as best they could, on the day, in the All-Ireland finals.
Also, thank you to Jim & Ros Quinn, Rory MacMahon, Brian Whitaker & Erika Keane, and Ross McKeever (class of 2015) for all their help, support, transportation of boys & clubs, advice and general good humour this year!
We should look forward to continuing success from our golf teams over the next few years.
All Ireland Finals Results (stableford scoring):
Munster (Ard Scoil na Mara, Tramore) 66 points
Connacht (St. Jarlath’s, Tuam) 66 points
Leinster (Gonzaga College SJ) 64 points
Ulster (Bangor Grammar) 64 points
01.12.17: Leinster Junior Golf Champions
Very well done to golfers Ross Whitaker, James Quinn and Luke MacMahon who are Leinster Junior Strokeplay Champions. They won the final in Castlewarden Golf Club on 30th November.
Our Junior Golf team have qualified for the Leinster Schools' Stroke Play competition - Date & venue TBC
They finished joint second in qualifying round, at their respective venue (Woodbrook GC) on October 13th.
Well done to Ross Whitaker (4D), James Quinn (3D) & Luke MacMahon (2C), and thanks to Ross McKeever & Paul Ryan (both class of 2015) for helping the team in their practice round and on the day.
The annual Union golf outing took place on September 28th. See here for photographs. Well done to the six TY students who took part: James Breslin, Harry Colbert, Paul Flood, Adam Kerr, Eoin MacMahon, Ross Whitaker (Captain).
Luke MacMahon, James Quinn, Ross Whitaker & Mr Kieran
Jim Quinn, Luke MacMahon, Ross Whitaker & James Quinn