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Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailP1040346eIt was a maiden win for the Flying Fifteen team at St Anne’s. Dave Mulvin, Gerry Dunleavy and Niall Coleman were aided by Liam Nicholl as Alan Dooley deserted the fleet for Joe Buckley’s team. This tactic rebounded on Alan as his former team-mates discovered their touch to card an impressive 90 points. Will Alan get his place back in the Fifteen Team for the next outing? Or is he on a free transfer away from Cork’s finest? Cathy Dooley, Roni Dunn, Bernice McCarthy and Mary Wharton were second. Bernice McCarthy took the Ladies Prize and Terry O’Brien won the Captain’s prize. All agreed the perilous voyage northwards was well worth it as St. Anne’s lived up to it’s billing as one of the hidden gems of Irish golf. It looks like it will stay on the calendar for some time. After yet another excellent dinner we had an evening of Icelandic jokes, thanks to Elver Gudjonsson, and songs from Michael Sweeney, Alan Dooley and Ann Irwin and other less gifted artists who shall remain anonymous. The next outing is to Charlesland on the 4th December. With The Golfer of the Year still in the balance this will be fitting finale to the years golf. Golfer of the year 2009-The Final Countdown St Anne’s proved to be a stern test but the good golfers shone through. Golfer of the Year looks like a three way contest with one point separating three players. Anne Irwin still leads from Alan Dooley and Roger Bannon. Late runs by Terry O’Brien, Joe Buckley and Tony Corcoran have given all three a chance. Others, Peter Ryan, Brendan Mac Conville and Jim Murphy have fallen away and realistically are out of it now. They in turn are being caught by Linda Corcoran who has posted a string of impressive scores.
  1.  Anne Irwin 174
  2.  Alan Dooley 173
  3.  Roger Bannon 173
  4.  Terry O’Brien 162
  5.  Joe Buckley 159
  6.  Tony Corcoran 158
  7.  Peter Ryan 153
  8.  Brendan Mac Conville 147
  9.  Jim Murphy 136
  10.  Linda Corcoran 136
All scores include two discards and the three bonus points for playing in St Anne’s. Charlesland on the 4th December will decide the destination of the trophy, the committee have contingency plans should the weather disrupt the outing.