Blessington Lakes Golf Club

25 Years 1998 to 2023

Paul O Farrell goes close in Newbridge, Cill Dara win Leinster Jimmy Bruen

Paul O Farrell (10) came in the runners up spot in the  Newbridge GC  intermediate Scratch cup. Paul was very close to doing a unique double after winning a similar event in Edenderry the previous the end Paulie lost out by a single shot having doubl bogeyed the last hole….ouch. If you have a good performance at an away event let us know and we will let your fellow members know…. Just noticing that Cill Dara GC won the Leinster Final of the Jimmy Bruen beating Elm Park GC in the final. Their final pairing were dormy with 3 holes left but they proceeded to win the next 3 holes to take the match into a playoff, having the momentum behind them Cill Dara won the match on the 19th. One of the guys involved in that remarkable fightback was the same gentleman that sank a 20 footer across that viscous sloping 18th green against us in the semi final in the same event in Craddockstown Qualifier last season to force extra holes, which we subsequently lost on the 21st. Those are the margins folks so near and yet so far Come on the nine holers.but it does really show you what small 9 hole clubs can achieve albeit with about 4 times the amount of full members when compared to ourselves.