Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the original date for the 2020 Annual Golf Classic of the 22nd of May was postponed.

Not to be beaten, the event was rescheduled for Friday the 28th of August, with the “Deane Machine” kicking into full effect in late July filling the time sheet in record time.

The rescheduled Classic was once again held in Edmondstown Golf Club on what turned out to be a game of two halves..

The rain showers which were forecasted for the morning duly arrived, but unfortunately for the early starters these “showers” were more akin to a relentless deluge which lasted until late morning. We persevered nonetheless and the teams that played from lunchtime onwards enjoyed more pleasant and benign conditions.

As usual, our hosts in Edmondstown gave us a warm welcome and presented us with a challenging course in good condition, despite the difficult earlier weather conditions.

“Most” of our 40 Teams enjoyed the conditions, with the H&K International Team led by David Bobbett returning a fantastic winning score of 94 Points.

1st Place – 94 Points H&K International Team
David Bobbett, Terry O’Neill, Michael Turley & Vincent Carney
2nd Place – 92 Points TIDL Team (Thermal Insulation Distributors Ltd)
  Shaun Gillen, Peter Buckeridge, Brendan Tracey & Paul Ryan
3rd Place – 90 Points Liam Deane Team
  Liam Deane, Martin Donohoe, Jim Gallagher & Des Brown
4th Place – 89 Points (BOT)  Greenoak Construction Team
  Pat Mc Cabe, Paul Ryan, John Cousins & Colm Fagan
5th Place – 89 Points (BOT) Liam Holland Team 2
  James Holland, Ross McGarry, Barra McGarry & Ross McCormack
Front Nine – 47 Points Ray Cosgrove Team  
Back Nine – 46 Points Tony Walsh Team  
Longest Drive Michael Turley – H&K International Team 
Nearest the Pin Martin Donohoe – Liam Deane Team


The committee, Liam Deane, Sean Moran, John Small, James McGarry, Shane Guest, Jack Nolan and Liam Carter our COVID-19 Compliance Officer, would like to thank all of those who contributed to making the day such a great success, particularly to Miriam Doyle, Tom McGrath, Ned Slattery and Paddy Brady.

Thanks also to Costello Catering for looking after us so well with the fantastic meal which was enjoyed by all.

A special mention to Orla McCabe, who carried out the reception and front of house duties diligently and cheerfully all day.

Most of all we would like to thank the participating teams, Sean Moran of TJ O’Mahony and to our many kind sponsors for their continued support.

Go raibh maith agaibh go léir.

Is mise le meas,

Jack Nolan.

Posted by BodenGAA on Wednesday, 2 September 2020