5 April 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard


For the second year in a row, the creme de la creme of local underage golfing talent will gather at Rossmore Golf Club next July for the right to be lauded as the 2013 Northern Standard Boys U18 Golf Champion.

The finest prospects from all the golf clubs of the county will be represented at the second running of the county tournament which was devised last year by a Rossmore G.C think-tank headed by well-known Monaghan town-based businessman Harry Dwyer.

The organisers hope that the continuation of Monaghan’s U18 golf competition, which will take on July 5th next, will provide a vehicle for the creme de la creme of young local golfers to showcase their talents.

Looking forward to the second year of the competition, Rossmore Golf Club Captain, Seamus Meehan says a buzz is already developing among the golfing fraternity in Monaghan ahead of the July start date:

“I think after the success of last year, people are really looking forward to seeing more of the same and are anticipating an even bigger response from the local clubs in terms of the number of entrants,” Seamus enthused.

“We were delighted with the way things went last year, especially given that it was the first year of the competition. Everyone had a fantastic day and some of the golf played by the young lads was just unbelieveable.”

So what’s the appeal of the competition for the county’s up and coming young golfers?
“Over the years, clubs would have been bringing their best young talent to the Ulster boys and Connacht boys championships but this is another level and a chance for all the boys to play against other golfers of their own age from other clubs in the county.

“I must say I was surprised by the standard of play last year, especially when the competition reached the play off involving …

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