The 2020 edition of the Pop Ryle Multicard was even more of a success than the previous iteration in 2019. The Pop Ryle was the first competition of the year in the club and over the course of the week, we had 40 players play more than 300 cards in the competition. In the end, it was 2019 Champion Pa Fitzgibbon who took the trophy home for the second year running with a Nett total of -34. Keith O’Brien finished in 2nd Nett with a total of -32. Jason Cregan took the Gross Prize with -21. Alan Hobbart pipped Eamonn to 2nd place with a better back 18 as both players tied on -18.
Jason Cregan entered the 2020 Club Strokeplay looking to win the Paul Leahy Cup for the third year in a row, the first time the feat would have been done. It was not to be however and after the initial 36 holes, Alan Hobbart and Eamonn Sheehy were tied on -13. 2 shots behind was Keith O’Brien, having shot a fantastic -10 second round. Nobody else could break into the top 3 over the course of the final round, with Keith finishing in third with a total of -16. Alan Hobbart held off the challenge of Eamonn Sheehy in the final two ball to win by 2 shots with a -20 total.
u-16 county strokeplay
The club was delighted to have 5 U-16 members competing in the U-16 County Strokeplay taking part in Deerpark on the 25th of July. These players were Mark O’Regan, Ethan Ballard, Conor Morrissey, Nikita Hoare, and Ella Moynihan. All players made the club extremely proud and Ella won the Beginner’s Prize and the Girls County Strokeplay title.
For the first time in 6 years, the club hosted the County Strokeplay on the 26th of the July and the competition was a huge success for the club, with Tralee members taking 1st Prize across all three grades. Paul O’Shea started the day off for the club by winning the Junior Grade with a flawless -12. Michael Conway went on to win the Intermediate Grade later in the day with a score of -11. The Senior Grade was a 1-2 finish for Tralee with Jason Cregan taking 1st with a -13 total and Eamonn Sheehy coming 2nd on -9. A clean sweep for the club.
tralee scratch cup
Different conditions to normal for the Scratch Cup with a new format being used across the country. Timesheets were introduced and no final rounds were permitted. Despite the strange circumstances, it was nearly another clean sweep for Tralee, but Paul O’Shea (now Intermediate) was beaten on Back 18 by Listowel’s Killian O’Gorman for the Intermediate Scratch Cup. Brian Moynihan’s superb -9 early in the morning was enough to hold on all day and saw him take the Junior Scratch Cup by 3 shots. In Senior, Jason Cregan held the lead for much of the day on -12 before Eamonn Sheehy came in late in the evening with a -16 total to take the Bob Casey Memorial Scratch Cup.