On this, the weekend where 100 years ago the men of the GPO hung out the flag of war, its interesting to think that a lot of us may not have been having the luxury of a leisurely round of golf if those tentative steps to independence had not been taken. With many of our numbers descending on Croke Park, a few of our own Laochra (or just those with no interest in GAA i.e. Dubs, Meath members) took to the fairways for the opportunity to see their names in lights in the winners enclosure. First again this week was a name that Im writing a lot lately with Peter Foran (60 nett, not age) coming out as the winner, narrowly pipping Liam Murphy (61 nett) into second place. Congrats Peter, I like the cut of your jib young man, and the cut we will make to your handicap.
The Gladiators came out into the auditorium of Virginia Golf Club blinking in the sun in readiness for the long season ahead after the Spring League has truly sprung. This is the last competition before the first Golfer of the Year event allowing the members to stretch their golfing muscles and show the rest who is ready for the challenge and who will not see their name written in legend. The man who came out victorious, Charlton Heston like from this weeks tussle was Vivian Connell with a fantastic score of 58 points, a great result Vivian your odds have been cut for the Golfer of the Year prize. When theres a first, there is always a second and that was Peter Foran with a great score of 60. Peter was moaning all Spring League in relation to his form, as the Bard would say, I think the Lady doth protest too much. Well done Peter.
The first Golfer of the Year event is this weekend and the timesheet is posted in the clubhouse, get your name in to challenge last years winner Stephen Smith. Also the club matchplays are also up for participation, if your not down, your not in and the bragging rights for winning some of these will keep you going for years.
Sunday April 10th
This weekend saw the hale and hearty of the club trying their best to not focus on individual results and rather play as a team in a Four Ball Betterball format. Augusta may have the Masters but we have many Masters in Virginia Golf Club all willing and able to step up when needed, pair up and put their formidable talents on display irrespective of the format in front of them. When the battles were finished two pairings stood out in front, these were: T Lynch and M Farrelly in first place, followed closely by P. Coleman and P. McInerney. Well done all.
Our first Golfer of the Year event is coming up so make sure your name is down on the timesheet in the clubhouse.
Mens Spring League
For many Easter is a holy and spiritual time of year, a time to take stock, be glad and thankful with what you have and to look to the future reinvigorated and motivated for the year ahead. Some of our members are in that position in the Spring League, others are wondering what they are doing exactly in it at all! Nonetheless things are hotting up with only a couple of rounds to go with the Captain still in contention for the league and quite frankly this cannot be allowed to happen. He will get enough plaudits and kind words this year based purely on rank to not need to be complimented for winning things as well.
Sticks Auction; Following last years success, the Ramor club will be hosting another sticks auction in November. Details to follow.
Ramor AGM; The annual general meeting is due to take place on Sunday 9th of December at 3 o’ clock in the club grounds. We would urge all members to attend.
Thursday 22nd September
18 hole stableford
1st Aoife Galligan 38 points
2nd Regina O'Brien 36 points
1st Jean Flanagan 34 points (b9)
2nd Joy Jamison 34 points
1st Martina Briody 40 points
2nd Vera Bell 28 points
Thursday 29th September
18 hole v par
Family Fun Day;
Family Fun day this Sunday, August 28th at Ramor Park Virginia form 2pm-6pm. This promises to be a great afternoon for all the family. There will be feature matches with the U=14 Girls All Ireland Feile runners-up, Lurgan, as well as novelty races, Skills competitions, a ducking chair, live GAA from Croke Park, BBQ food, refreshments, musical entertainment, and lots more.... Adm is ‚ Euro 5 per adult and children are free. We hope to see everyone there.
Congratulations to the Cavan Minor team and management on their wonderful victory over Armagh in the Ulster final. It was a proud occasion for all involved and the whole county is delighted with the win. Ramor senior goalkeeper Aaron Farelly was the sub goalie for the team .Also on the panel were James Bradley and Kevin Mulvanny. Wishing the team the best of luck against Galway in the quarter-final, which is in two weeks time.
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