T.F. McCarthy – An Appreciation(By Cáit Mulcahy)
As President of the Cunnigar Pitch and Putt Club, and on behalf of all the members, I wish to express my sincerest sympathy to all the McCarthy family on the passing of T.F. As the news filtered through of the death of T.F. on the morning of October 12th, a great sense of sadness descended on the club. We had lost one of our longest serving and valued members and indeed a dear friend. T.F joined the Club in 1995, and over the years, held the positions of both President and Chairperson many times, and had done so in an exemplary manner. He also served on the Waterford Pitch and Putt County Board, and was the current Chairman. Our club went from strength to strength under his leadership. Francis worked tirelessly on the upkeep of the grounds, greens and fairways, and was instrumental in the construction of the much talked about 18th green. One of his greatest achievements was the securing of grants to erect security fencing around the perimeter of the course, which put an end to the vandalism we had endured over the years. Francis held great pride in achieving this project. His interest in both juvenile and adult pitch and putt proved T.F a most popular and enthusiastic club member right up to his untimely passing. Cunnigar Pitch and Putt Club has truly lost a loyal and worthy member.
Ar Dheis Dé go raibh sé.