Ballybunion Golf Club (above) is set to play host to the prestigious Jacques Léglise trophy in two years’ time which will see Great Britain & Ireland take on the Continent of Europe over the famous old course on September 1st & 2nd 2017.
The event for boys under the age of 18, was originally inaugurated in 1958, but was discontinued in 1966 because of the dominance of Great Britain & Ireland who had won it every year since the beginning.
It then then revived in1977 when the European team won for the first time and ever since then, the honours have been pretty even between both sides.
For many years the match was always played in Great Britain & Ireland but nowadays every second match is played on the continent and among the famous names who have participated in this event are the likes of Sergio Garcia and Luke Donald.
The match has been played in Ireland on just two previous occasions, at Lahinch in 2003 and at Portmarnock in 2012.
Nine players make up each team and the format is four foursomes in the morning and eight singles in the afternoon over two days.
The Great Britain & Ireland team is selected by the R&A and the Continent of Europe side by the European Golf Association.
This is the video for the debut single from Limerick Band Randolf & the Crokers fronted by Shane Storan, whose family have been holidaying in Ballybunion every summer for the past thirty years or so.
Shane first began performing as a small boy with me (Ger Walsh) when I hosted Sunday afternoon Karaoke sessions in both the Fairway Bar & Stevies Bar (now the Attic & the Ocean).
Local songster Noel Nash sends out Christmas Greetings on behalf of Ballybunion Tidy Towns with this beautiful song.
Ballybunion Tidy Towns in conjunction with KWD Waste Disposal will be providing the community with a limited opportunity to do away with some of the rubbish due to Christmas packaging.
On Sunday December 28th and Monday December 29th clean cardboard and waste paper can be binned free of charge at the Christmas tree located in the SuperValu car park.
This service will be available each day from 1:00pm to 4:00pm or until the large bins are full. Attendants will be on hand to help to place items in their appropriate bins.
Plastic bags will not however be accepted and all cardboard must be flattened.
Once the attendants close the bins, they will be locked to await pick up on Tuesday so please do NOT leave excess rubbish outside the bins, even in bags.
Anything that doesn't comply with the agreement between Tidy Towns and KWD for this complimentary service will end up costing Tidy Towns money. So please remember when the bins are full and locked, that's it, nothing else can be taken.
Ballybunion First Responders will be "Bag Packing" at Cahill's Supervalu on the 23rd & 24th to raise money for a Defibrillator.
Anybody who is willing to give them some help on either day should contact Isabella on 086-8348836 or you can support them by donating to the fund.
As a result of a change in service providers, Ballybunion News will no longer be sent out in PDF format.
However, before we receive any complaints about the new format, there is good news for those of you who don’t like Flipbook and find the print too small.
When you click the link I send, you will get the front page (See above).
To the right of the little green gorilla’s head (on the top left of the page) is an arrow in a circle pointing downwards. Simply click the arrow and it will convert the flipbook to PDF and download it to your computer