Congratulations to Ballyboughal
Winners of the 2020 Fingal & East Meath Club Championship [after a playoff]
Nearest the pin in the first round Peter Moore Ballyboughal.
Nearest the pin in the 2nd round Leo Gibney Bellewstown
Nearest the pin in the Final Richard 'Bross' Kiernan Ring Common A.
Hole in one in first round on the 12th Richard 'Bross' Kiernan Ring Common A.
Ballyboughal Team L-R Peter Moore, Ronnie Delaney, Nick Savage, Noel Dunne, Alan Carroll Capt., Eddie Madden, Breda Finnegan, Jimmy Browne, James Browne & Tommy McCann.
Ballyboughal Capt. Alan Carroll & Jimmy Browne
Ballyboughal Pitch & Putt Club is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of their Pitch & Putt Club in the scenic village of Ballyboughal in North County Dublin. This year they have much to celebrate. Ballyboughal are this year’s Fingal & East Meath Pitch & Putt Champions and have taken home the cup for a second time since this competition started in 2015. There was much doubt over whether this annual competition would go ahead this summer. But according to Caitríona Geraghty, Sports Development Officer and Co-founder of the competition with Ballyboughal’s Ronnie Delaney, “Ronnie was determined that the competition would take place in some format and we’re delighted to support him in Fingal Sports Office”.
Adhering to the PPUI, HSE and Fingal Sport Office’s Guidelines on the Return to Play and Fingal Sports Office the competition took place over three evenings with staggered tee-times, shot-gun starts and a league table of accumulated points was collated each evening after play. The competition took place over three evenings in late August and September on the Pitch & Putt Courses of Ballyboughal, Bellewstown and Ring commons.
Ring commons entered three teams in the competition, with a team from Ballyboughal, Bellewstown and Skerries also represented. The teams playing in pairs with eight players from each team playing a different club each night.
On the Final night in Ring commons three teams had a chance of becoming champions.
By the end of play in the final both Ballyboughal and Bellewstown had accumulated eight points in total and a three-hole pay-off among two pairs from each club was played.
Ballyboughal pair Alan Carroll Capt. and Jimmy Browne went one up after Bellewstown missed two birdie putts on the 3rd play-off hole to halve their match. The second play-off pairing saw Bellewstown one up going to the 18th when Noel Dunne Ballyboughal made a great tee shot which was birdied by Peter Moore with the final putt to halve that play-off pairing and this resulted in Ballyboughal winning the game.
Ring Common chairman Tom McHale complemented the Fingal Co Co in supporting such a prestigious competition in the pitch & Putt calendar and was delighted the final was held at the Ring Commons sports ground.
In summing up the presentations Ronnie Delaney was very grateful for the support of the competition which is aimed to further promote the game of Pitch & Putt within the Fingal & East Meath area and he thanked Kit Callaghan and Jimmy Caul of Ring Commons, Oliver Plunkett from Bellewstown and Gerry Levins from the Skerries team for a very sporting competition.