As Donabate and Malahide were level on 115 league points after 7 weeks of competition, prior to the final Round 8 series of matches, the final day win sealed the pennant for MGC.
Donabate amassed 111 Stableford points on the day, while MGC came in subsequently with 114 points. This put MGC into first place, on the day, who were awarded 20 league points (Stableford points are converted into FJL points). Donabate, who were in second place, were awarded 18 points.
Donabate battled, really hard, against MGC, not just today, but over the 8 week period. It was really close, in the end, and could have gone either way. Needless to say, they were very disappointed not to win it, particualry having Round 8 at home in Donabate. Commiserations and hard luck to Donabate.
14 Malahide juniors, in total, played some scintillating golf for Malahide throughout the 8 week period. Dan Murphy, off a handicap of 5, lead the team with enthusiasm and zest. He excelled in producing best gross scores, not just in Forest Little, but also in St Annes and again in Donabate. Not far behind Dan, were: Sergio and Eduardo Ganaza, Shane and Gavin O'Neill, Jed Tormey, Mark Liston, Ryan Gibson, Ciaran Conway, Adam Barry, Tom Dunne, James Cotter, Ben Gaynor and Jamie Heary who all contributed, in varying degrees, to the win. Thanks to each of them for their contributions and for their cooperation and enthusiasm.
As only 3 cards out of 4, on any particular day, count, it affords an opportunity for clubs to introduce some younger less experienced players, from week to week.
Thanks to all concerned, particularly Manager Joe Daly , Assistant Noel Minihan who assisted throughout, to John McGarry our Junior Convenor, to Paddy Walsh our President for his support, and to the organisers and sponsors, McGuirks Golf. Also Bill Lowe and Bill Caffrey who assisted when Malahide hosted a previous round.