IRELAND v. CATALONIA 2010
PPUI announces Glenville as host venue
Ireland v. Catalonia 2010 - GLENVILLE, CANCELLED DUE TO VOLCANIC ASH CLOUD.
Unfortunately, the volcanic ash cloud travel issues forced the cancellation of the Catalan team's flight to Dublin so the international challenge Ireland v. Catalonia will not take place on 22 April. PPUI President Myles McMorrow told fippa.net that he is determined that a new date will be found. Below is fippa.net's original look ahead to the now cancelled event.
Thirteen years after the historic quadrangular Pitch and Putt event, Glenville will again see top international action in 2010. The fifth challenge between Ireland and Catalonia will be played at the beautiful Dublin venue on 23 April, just before the Irish Open (at R.G.S.C.). Ireland lead the series by 3 matches to 1 but will be seeking revenge for their first reverse, which arrived in 2008 at Platja d'Aro.
Some of the major Pitch and Putt events (a tribute to the excellence of the club as a host venue for major events) held at Glenville down the years include:
1977 National Men's Strokeplay Championships (Sean Stynes won by five)
1984 National Men's Matchplay Championships (Army man Tony McCormack pipped holder John O'Leary)
1987 National Inter-County Championships (Meath's men's team fired 397 to beat a gallant Carlow by two while Dublin won the ladies)
1994 National Matchplay Championships (first twinning of the Men's and Ladies championships)
1997 Quadrangular International Tournament (Ireland beat England, Canada and Australia)
1998 National Matchplay Championships (Ray Murphy and Marian Byrne triumphed)
2001 National Ladies Strokeplay Championships (The late Peggy Campbell's record performance)
2002 National Mixed Team Event Final (won by St. Bridget's)
2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games Pitch and Putt
2005 National Inter-County Championships (Cork's men's scored the all-time championship record of 64 under par while Dublin regained the ladies crown)
2008 National Matchplay Championships (Ray Murphy's third men's title in a row and a first ladies crown for Tara Dillon) .
2009 Tracey McGrath's first Strokeplay championship