30th Eugene Carey Memorial Mallow GAA Golf Classic

Last weekend saw a hugely successful 30th Anniversary of the Eugene Carey Memorial Mallow GAA Golf classic. With over eighty teams in attendance the new ‘shotgun’ start formula proved to be very popular amongst the teams and a 4.30pm  Friday start led to a fantastic atmosphere after in Mallow Golf clubhouse. Over the Thursday and Friday very little sperated many of the teams and it took much deliberation from our card markers Joe Dowling, Golf Classic sponsor Cathal Lombard, Brian Carey and Mary Dowling to reach a conclusion. The Carey family and extended family were present over both days and were delighted how successful it was to honour the memory of the great Eugene. Many of the players who have played down through the years had many great stories of Eugene and previous years classics and it was clear why the classic has endured for as long as it has. The club owes a huge debt to our Runai and Classic organiser Nuala Murphy who has been involved since 1993 and has put months of preparation into this year’s classic and much work was done before the first tee off last Thursday. We must say a huge thanks to Joe Dowling who brought a new lease of life into this year’s event and he was ably assisted by Brian Carey (Eugene’s son) and Barry John Ryan. Mallow GAA would also like to thank our many teams, Tee box/green sponsors, raffle prize sponsors, volunteers and of course Mallow Golf Club on such a fabulous course. We are looking forward to 2024 already. The winners over the two days were as follows:

1st Team: Munster Business
2nd Jim Houlihan
3rd O’Connell’s Funeral home
4th Ray McMahon Carpentry and Roofing
5th Mervyn Owens- OMC Claims

Longest Drive- Conor Dowling
Nearest the pin 18th- Gillian Goodman
Nearest the pin 16th- Dan Ryan
Nearest the Pin 11th- Paul Kilbridge
Best Ladies team- Team Emma Comyn