Flogas is sponsoring the Connacht golf team, represented by CBS Roscommon, at the upcoming GUI 2020 Irish Schools Senior Championship Finals on August 18.
It is the School’s third year in a row to represent Connacht at the Finals, which they won in 2018 and were semi-finalists in 2019. The talented teens and their manager, teacher Mark Hodgins, are aiming for a second win in 2020 as for three of them, it will be their last time to compete for their school.
At the photocall to announce the sponsorship in the garden of the Edmund Rice Autism Centre on the school grounds, Donal Moran, the local Flogas company representative said, “We’re delighted to be sponsoring the CBS Roscommon team, which has worked very hard to get to the Finals and we know they will do their province proud. We wish them the very best of luck.”
The team are brothers Alan Connaughton (18) and Kevin Connaughton (17) from Roscommon town, 6th year and TY students respectively; 6th year student Michael Corcoran (18) from Kilteevan; TY student Thomas Higgins (17) from Ballybride; TY student Fionn Hoare (17) from Golf Links Road; TY student Cian O’Connor (17), Knockcroghery and 6th year student Simon Walker (19) from Roscommon town.
Outside school, the team members also play at Roscommon Golf Club and claimed the Fred Daly trophy for 2019, the boys’ blue riband event in the club golfing calendar, in an epic finale last September.
The Championship is organised by the Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI), the governing body for the sport in Ireland. On Tuesday 18th August at Macroom Golf Club in Cork, the CBS Roscommon team will tee off against the winners of the other three provinces: Blackrock College Dublin for Leinster, Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig for Munster and RBAI Belfast for Ulster.
Fiona Gallagher, principal, CBS Roscommon, said “I am very proud of our team and the passion and dedication they have shown in reaching the final of this very high-profile Championship. I especially want to thank my fellow teacher Mark Hodgins for all the hard work that he has put into managing the team. The entire school will be wishing them the very best!”