Coláiste Muire Golfers narrowly miss out on All-Ireland success
Three Coláiste Muire represented Munster in Belfast at Balmoral Golf Club on the 24th of April in the All-Ireland Schools’ golf competition. Four teams from the provinces took part. In poor conditions, Coláiste Muire, lead by Fionn Murphy produced great scores. Despite their efforts, the were pipped to first place by a single stroke. A great performance.
After winning the South Munster qualifier in Macroom th Junior Golf team travelled down to Cahir Park Golf Club in Tipperary where they met the two qualifiers from North Munster and Bishopstown the second qualifier from South Munster. It was a misty day on the course which made conditions a bit tougher and the scores on the course would not be as low as expected.
The competitors were also joined by some wildlife with a fox joining the players on the 7th tee box for most of the day.
Play was moving swiftly on and so were the competitors. Good scores had come in and by the time Crosshaven came in Bishopstown were in the lead. Killian Murphy came in with a very solid score and Joshua Hogan was yet to come in. Tensions were high and there were many nervous looks on peoples faces around the 18th green. Joshua sunk a bogey putt on the last hole which in the end was vital to the Crosshaven team as they went on to win the competition by two shots much to the delight of the team and also their teacher Ger Fitzgibbon.