Tipperary golfers to the fore in Golf Ireland interprovincial selections

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Tipperary golfers to the fore in Golf Ireland interprovincial selections

The Munster Boys’ Team Manager, will be the vastly experienced John Fennessy (Clonmel) seen here on right receiving an award from former Munster branch president, John Moloughney (Templemore).

The Golf Ireland Officials to captain, manage and select the International and Interprovincial teams in 2021 have been confirmed. 

Twenty-four interprovincial and twenty-three  international volunteer positions are required to oversee the preparation, performance and organisation of the various teams who will represent Ireland, Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster over the coming months.  

The Underage Interprovincial Matches are set to take place at Mount Wolseley from July 19 – 22 while the Men’s and Women’s Interprovincial Matches will be held at Shannon Golf Club from August 25 – 27. This year will be the first time that the male and female matches will be held concurrently at the same venues.  

Golf Ireland are planning for the full schedule of events to go ahead as planned, however changes to team sizes may be made dependent on the on-going Covid-19 restrictions in place.  

With so many international events  postponed in 2020, the officials due to travel with the Women’s, Men’s and Boys’ Irish teams last year have carried over their duties to the same events this year. However, Golf Ireland has recruited two officials to fill the vacancies for Irish Girls’ Team Captain and Manager, with Anita McCaw and Mandy McEvoy being appointed respectively.   

The European Team Championships will be hosted from 6 – 10 July with Irish Teams travelling to Sweden (Men’s), Royal County Down (Women’s), Denmark (Boys’) and the Netherlands (Girls’). 

The Home International Matches will be played from August 4-6 at Woodhall Spa (Women’s, Boys’ and Girls’) while the men’s postponed matches will be played later in September.  

The Munster Interprovincial selections are as follows with quite a number of Tipperary clubs represented.

The Boys’ Manager, will be the vastly experienced John Fennessy (Clonmel). Aoife Lowry from Tipperary Golf Club is named as Girls's Captain. The Girls’ Manager, Kiara O’Keeffe (Tipperary)  while the Boys’ U16 Captain, Liam Troy (Thurles) 

MUNSTER  

Men's Captain, Michael Coote (Tralee) 

Men's Manager, George Mellerick (Fota Island)  

Women's Captain, Orla Barry (Limerick) 

Women's Manager, Sinead Enright (Macroom) 

Boys’ Captain, Kevin Murray (Tramore) 

Boys’ Manager, John Fennessy (Clonmel) 

Girls’ Captain, Aoife Lowry (Tipperary) 

Girls’ Manager, Kiara O’Keeffe (Tipperary) 

Boys’ U16 Captain, Liam Troy (Thurles) 

Boys’ U16 Manager, Jim Lyne (Glengarriff) 

Boys’ U14 Captain, Phil Cooney (Lee Valley) 

Boys’ U14 Manager, Dave Taylor (Muskerry) 

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