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2017 Mary McKenna Trophy Entry Invitation



December 2016

Dear Hon. Secretary,

It is with pleasure that we invite the ladies of your Club to enter a team in the All Ireland Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy Tournament 2017.

We are delighted to inform you that year 2016 of this prestigious all Ireland competition for senior ladies (60 years and over) was a resounding success. There was an increase from 51 teams in 2015 to 70 teams in 2016 participating throughout the 32 counties in the County and Regional rounds. The All Ireland Semi-Finals and Finals took place in Woodenbridge Golf Club on the 10th and 11th of September 2016, attended by Mary McKenna MBE, who presented the prizes to the four finalists on Sunday evening. The winners were Slade Valley GC (Leinster), 2nd Belvoir Park GC, (Ulster), 3rd Clonmel GC (Munster), 4th Tuam GC (Connacht)

The Finalists were treated by Woodenbridge GC to a weekend, which included two nights B&B in the Woodenbridge Hotel, a Gala Dinner on the Sunday evening in the Golf Club and 48 prizes of exceptional quality, befitting the level of prestige which has been set as the standard for this Tournament. The cost per team of 10 players plus 2 subs is €15.00 per player, which we believe, is very good value when measured against the ultimate package and prizes. The entry fee has been set at the same rate as the J.B. Carr tournament which is the men’s equivalent.

 This year, in recognition of the contribution and commitment of the Team Managers, a Team Manager’s prize will be awarded. We propose to divide Dublin into North and South in 2017 due to the large number of Teams in County Dublin compared with the other counties.

Please find enclosed your Entry Form for 2017 and we request that you return it to us not later than Friday 10th February 2017. The Entry Fee of €180.00 payable to Woodenbridge Golf Club is to accompany the completed Entry form and we look forward to your Club’s entry. We will acknowledge receipt of your entry fee at the end of February 2017 at which time we will issue you with the Inter Club and Inter County Draws with associated match deadline dates. The draw for the competition will be made in February and emailed to all the participating clubs. It will also be posted on the Woodenbridge Website.

 We are also enclosing a copy of the Rules and Competition format. The competition format will be Scotch Foursomes. The Teams will consist of 5 pairings, with a combined handicap limit of 50.

We would very much appreciate if you could confirm safe receipt of this Invitation Letter and as it is the changeover period, please let us know the relevant email address for follow up. If there is any matter which requires clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely,

Susan Fitzpatrick


Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy Committee.


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