THE Kilcock Golf Club Captains’ Drive into office for 2021 took place in the most auspicious of
circumstances: in brilliant sunshine, the long-endured golf lockdown over, and with a beautifully
manicured golf course as a backdrop.
Club President P.J. Gannon welcomed the Captains. He thanked the Captains for their generosity in
providing the club with their leadership in 2021 and promised them the club’s full support.
Captain Tommy Tallon thanked the club officials and staff who had so expertly put in place the
preparations for the drive-in. He acknowledged the work of last year’s Captain David Bohan who was
deprived of an opportunity for the customary drive-in because of Covid-19 early regulations. Tommy
expressed the wish that the balance of this 2021 year would be one of ‘non-stop’ golf.
Captain Eileen O’Toole referred to and thanked all those in the club who had contributed in the past
two decades or so to the success that Kilcock Golf club is today. She made special mention of the
club’s course volunteers who have contributed so much. In remembering departed past members of
the club, Eileen mentioned her own farming parents Pat and Annie Gannon (Summerhill, Meath) and
how, with their knowledge of sport confined to GAA, they “would have a right chuckle at me
standing here as Captain of the Golf Club”.
Junior Captain Eoghan Flood spoke most eloquently, in golf terms, with his long straight drive down
the middle of the first fairway.
The beautiful flower arrangement that adorned the presentation table was the work of Mary
Following the drive-in by the Captains, a presentation was made by the Club President to the
Captains, Eileen, Tommy and Eoghan, and to the 2020 Captain David.