One of IT Sligo’s new Graduate Ambassadors played a starring role in County Sligo Golf’s Club’s All-Ireland Senior Cup title success at Carton House last weekend.
Declan Reidy was a member of the five-strong County Sligo team which beat Castle Golf Club (Rathfarnham) in Saturday’s final to claim the title for the fifth time in the club’s history.
Reidy, a graduate in Business, recently began a new role as a Graduate Ambassador for IT Sligo for the 2016/17 academic year.
He was one of two players on the winning County Sligo team with Institute connections. Mark Morrisey studied Health Science & Physiology.
“Mark and myself were on the winning which won the Senior Cup in 2013, so we had a bit of experience to draw on this time around,” said a delighted Declan.
“This is probably a bigger win overall because the team was less experienced this year.”
County Sligo edged home 3-2 in Saturday’s final against Castle Golf Club.
However, Saturday’s victory was also tinged with sadness as a close friend of the team, Mark Rooney, who was also a noted golfer and former graduate of IT Sligo, passed away at the weekend, following a lengthy illness.
The County Sligo Golf Club players wore Mark’s initials on their golf gloves during Saturday’s final.
Declan Reidy (pictured third from left) and the County Sligo Golf Club team with the AIG All-Ireland Senior Cup trophy for 2016.