In my teens and early twenties I enjoyed being involved in sports, especially cycling and playing Gaelic Football with Laune Rangers.
1966 was a memorable year for me, winning the B.S.A trophy in cycling and also winning the County club championship and 4 other trophies with Laune
In 1967 I sustained an injury during a game against Glenbeigh, so in my mid-twenties I had to stop playing. During the following 10 years I was not involved
in any sport (all work and no play). Then in 1980 I joined Dooks and immersed myself in the activities of the club.
I am very fortunate since joining to have been invited to play with and manage various teams and always enjoyed doing so. I have won many competitions, too many to mention, but the most notable would be a Captains Prize, a Club Championship and 3 mixed Club Championships with my Wife Kathleen.
It was a great honour to be Captain in 1996, and to be President in 2023 will add to the great privilege and memories I have during my years as a member of the
I wish all my fellow members a pleasant and memorable 2023 and hope to meet many of you during the year.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to all the visiting golfers and hope that their experience and memories of Dooks will be positive.
Thank you all for the great honour of being your President for 2023.
I wish you all a memorable and happy year of Golf.