It was a cracking day for golf on Thursday 23rd May, when the Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce took over the course at Mount Juliet for their annual Inter firms Golf Challenge.

This year saw the venue packed to capacity as some 32 teams competed for the coveted perpetual trophy. The event saw many heads of the business community come together for what has become a major golf event on the Kilkenny business calendar. With entrants from all corners of the South East region and including guests from Dublin and London, there was certainly an international flair to the event.

A shotgun start at 2pm saw all teams off, and all were safely back home by 6.30 pm. The good weather no doubt helped the golfers and very impressive scores (Stableford basis) were returned. The prize for Longest Drive went to John Connelly and Nearest the Pin was won by Eamon O’Connor. President Marion Acreman presented the winner’s prizes to: Heuristic Engineering Solutions (1st with a score of 95), Connollys Red Mills (2nd with a score of 92) and State Street (3rd with a score of 89).

“It was a pleasure to welcome so many members of the Kilkenny business community to this event, including their guests and clients from right across the country. We were also delighted to welcome Paul Whitnell, President of the British Irish Trading Alliance (BITA) and Ella Dunphy, President of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers (IPAV)” said Chamber President Marion Acreman. “Kilkenny Chamber is a vital cog in the wheel of commerce in the city and county with the clear objective of advancing business together.”