The weather held reasonably well which allowed the Scratch Cup to go off without any hiccups. Players from Louth, Meath and Tipperary, to name but a few made the journey to Drumcondra to support the event which was the first scratch cup of the Dublin series also.
101 cards on the day was a delightful return for the event and was 25 cards up on last year, according to Brendan Crean of the host club.
Darren Thornberry (RGSC) produced a 92 for the first 36 holes and was the leader by three going in to the playoff. The cut fell at 97.
However, Ian Donnelly, who started at -12, produced a wonderful 43 to end up on -23 to post a score that wouldn’t be caught. That said, James Cleary (Hillview), Eamon Gibney (Castletown) & Geroge McGreal (Old County) all shot fantastic 44’s, in an attempt to claim the cup, but they were to all fall marginally short in the end. 2nd, 3rd & the last 18, respectively, would be their reward.
The best Inter on the day was B O Flynn from Tipperary Hills who shot 103. The best Junior on the day was S O Connor from Hillview who shot 120 with the ever popular Pauline Balfe, from the Old County club, claiming the ladies prize with a score of 115
Ierne would like to thank everyone for their support, especially those who travelled and hope to see everyone again next year.