New Season Underway

The Frist round of this years league took place on the Castle course Lahinch. Thirty Juniors from around the county took part and enjoyed a course baked in the beautiful spring sunshine. It was wonderful to see Five junior girls from Shannon and Spanish Point taking part. One of those girls Ailbhe Halpin from Shannon was accompanied by her Brother Donnach who caddied for her on the day. Donnach, a former player of these events had a wonderful year in 2022 when he won the Munster Under thirteen title and was also selected for the Munster Under fourteen team that traveled to Belfast to take part in the Irish inter-provincial championships. Another important piece of history to recall took place back in 2012 when three girls from Clare, Lisa O’Shea Shannon and Tara Whelan, and Ciara Magill from East Clare were selected for the Girls Munster Interprovincial team. These three girls also took part in our junior county golf league over the years. The points won by those three girls at that Championship saw Munster win the All-Ireland title that year for the first time in twenty years. I have no doubt having watched the five girls that took part in yesterday’s event at Lahinch that they too can one day play for Munster.

Brother & Sister Ailbhe Donnacha Halpin