Eamonn Darcy Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

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Eamonn Darcy Gets Lifetime Achievement Award


He grew up wanting to be a jockey, but a sudden growth spurt, and the lack of a horse, put paid to that.

Luckily for Eamonn Darcy, he grew up right beside Delgany Golf Club, and was soon getting over the slipping away of one life goal by replacing it with another.

And to say that Eamonn Darcy achieved his goal of becoming a great golf player is something of an understatement, the young man turning professional in 1968 and going on to play on the European Tour in 1972, where he would eventually win four tournaments. The man was also on four Ryder Cup teams, and made the Top 20 on the Order of Merit list nine times, making the Top 100 even at the age of 47. When most golfers are busy sunning themselves in Florida. Or Kilcoole.

So, after 40 years of over-achieving, it’s only right and proper that Eamonn Darcy should be given a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Golfers Association.

The bould Delgany lad picked up his new mantlepiece centre piece on Monday, at a special PGA ceremony at Druids Glen

Which means this local-lad-done-good finally qualifies for a GG interview. Just have to get on to Eamonn’s reckless, feckless brother, John, about that.