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June 12, 2006

Sean Lemass at Cill Dara Golf Club - 1 Sept. 1940

7/9/1940 - Leinster Leader article on a golf Invitation Day at Cill Dara Golf Club
Leinster Leader 7/9/1940, p.6.
            The competitions organised by the Committee of the Cill-Dara Golf Club took place on Sunday last. The following members from the various clubs in Co. Kildare and Dublin availed themselves of the invitations. All the competitors were entertained to luncheon after the morning competition, and the day’s proceedings were terminated when up to seventy sat down to dinner in the Club Pavilion at 9.30 p.m.
            Mr. Sean Lemass (Minister for Supplies), Mr. Jerry Owens, Mr. Noel McCauly, Mr. C. W. Chambers, Mr. W. Towell, Mr. P. L. Flanagan, Mr. D. McDowell, Skerries; Mr. Emmett Dalton (Hon. Sec.), Mr. M. P. Byrne, Mr. Noel Cuddy, Mr. E. Doran, Mr. J. Conroy, Mr. A. O’Malley, Mr. C. Smirke, Mr. K. J. Duggan, Mr. P. Powell, Mr. A. W. Briscoe, Mr. E. M. Quirke, Mr. E. Harcourt Wood, Mr. George Mullen, Mr. Joe Canty (Captain), Hermitage; Mr. C. J. Mullan, Mr. John Hanlon, Mr. L. King French, Mr. J. D. Woods, Portmarnock; Mr. Phil Murphy, Mr. D. J. Toohig, Mr. J. Lenehan, Mr. W. McConnell, Mr. D. O’Reilly, Mr. B. J. Scannell, Woodbrook; Mr. H. W. Colthurst, Mr. C. Armstrong, Malahide; Mr. J. Tunney, Mr. P. J. Kavanagh, Milltown, Mr. Aidan Bailey, Bray, Mr. T. E. Kerrigan, Mr. J. Carbury, Mr. J. G. O’Neill, Mr. H. D. Prim, Athy; Mr. M. C. Collins, Curragh; Dr. J. D. McCormack, Lieut. W. Donagh, Lieut. D. Murphy, Mr. F. M. Burke, Mr. C. M. Burke, Mr. D. F. Coady, Mr. F. Cosgrove, Mr. H. O. Darling, Mr. C. Faichney, Cill-Dara.
            Nine Holes Foursome-1, Mr. J. Owens (plus 2), Skerries and Mr. Noel McCauley (12), Skerries, 36, 2½ , 33½; 2, Mr. D. F. Coady (7), Cill-dara, and Mr. C. M. Burke (18), Cill-Dara, 41, 6¼, 34¾.
Eighteen Holes Fourball v. Bogey-Mr. Noel Cuddy (7), Hermitage, and Mr. E. Doran (10), Hermitage, 8 up; Mr. J. Owens (plus 2), Skerries, and. Mr. Noel McCauley (12), Skerries, 8 up; Mr. A. O’Malley (7), Hermitage, and Mr. C. Smirke (10), Hermitage, 8 up.
The following members of the Club were in charge of the arrangements–Mr. John Doyle, President; Mr. Chas. Burke, Vice-President; Mr. M. P. Murphy, Captain; Mr. Flor Burke, Vice-Captain; Mr. M. F. Murphy, Hon. Sec.; Mr. W. Whelan, Mr. J. A. McCullagh, Mr. J. J. Cosgrove, V.S.
The Captain and Vice-Captain, in their speeches, having thanked the visitors for their attendance. Mr. Sean Lemass, in his reply, paid a very high tribute to the organising committee for the splendid condition of the course and the excellent way the arrangements were carried out; he also complimented the Ladies’ Committee on the splendid way the catering was accomplished.                     Dr. J. D. McCormack, Mr. Joe Canty and Mr. A. W. Briscoe also returned thanks on behalf of the visitors.

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