Kerins O'Rahillys

Founded 1927

Co. Kerry

A perfect day

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The sun shone brightly as golf enthusiasts gathered for a day of excitement and competition at our fundraising golf classic.

With a backdrop of lush green fairways, rolling Atlantic waves and clear blue skies it was a picture perfect day for golf.

From the moment participants arrived, it was evident that the event was meticulously planned with club chairman Oliver Molloy on hand with Antoinette Sayers to welcome people, direct them to the registration area and ensuring a smooth check in process.

As the players made their way to the first tee they were greeted by the sight of perfectly manicured greens and fairways, testament to the hard work and dedication of the grounds crew given the harsh winter we have had. The course was in pristine condition providing an ideal setting for a challenging yet enjoyable round of golf.

The event brought together people from all walks of life - All Ireland medal winners aplenty, father and son Seán & Tommy Walsh, Ogie and David Moran, Bomber Liston, Cork All Ireland medal winner Colm O'Neill, our former Tanaiste Dick Spring and last, but not least the ever smiling, joking Niall Quinn who loves his visits to Tralee GC and in particular his visits to Strand Road - he was much in demand for photos and did not disappoint.

As the final putts were sunk and scores tallied , it was clear that the day had been a resounding success - players gathered for a post round celebration sharing stories and laughter as they reflected on the highlights of the day.

Later on in Strand Road, the stories continued with Niall Quinn recalling his time under Jack Charlton, Italia '90 and that famous quarter final vs Italy in Rome when Schillaci ( not Niall's description!), knocked Ireland out of the World Cup.

For the record, the Adams Garage team were the overall winners, Joe Collins won the longest drive for men and Ber Walsh took the women's accolade. The winner of the Garveys weekend break for two in the Skellig Hotel was local man Fionbarr Walsh with Joe McCarthy taking the Benners voucher.

In the end, it was just not the glorious weather that made the event special but the meticulous planning and attention to detail that went into organising it. From start to finish, the golf classic was a testament to the dedication and passion of all those involved.

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