Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Unveiling of TF McCarthy Memorial Plaque January 27th


The sun actually appeared for a short while, although the wind was bitterly cold, for the unveiling of a Memorial Plaque to honour the memory of the late, great, T.F. McCarthy. In front of a large gathering, which included TF’s daughter Olga, grandson Fergus, and nephew Conor Lannen, our club President, Mary O’Neill, in a heart-warming speech, reminded everyone of the massive influence that TF had on the success of our club. Mary spoke glowingly of his great love of our sport, his unique way of influencing people in high places, his excellent use of the media to promote pitch and putt, and, amongst a lot of other things, his un-tiring efforts in acquiring substantial funds to purchase and erect the security fence which now completely surrounds the perimeter of the course.
She also thanked the club members who helped out to prepare for the unveiling of the plaque. She sincerely thanked Phillip Connors who crafted the beautiful plaque and who very generously donated it to the club.


It was only fitting that the unveiling was done by Corinne McGee, who worked tirelessly with TF over the years in bringing our club up to the standard that prevails today.


The memorial plaque says it succinctly-----“Gone but not forgotten”