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TSS hosts The Inaugural "Blue Panther" Golf Tournament 2023

TSS is proud to host the Inaugural "Blue Panther" Golf Tournament in Grange GG on Thursday 5th of Oct 2023, in memory of our team-mate and great friend Anton O'Toole. This programme honours Anton and relives some of his best moments with Club, friends and of course, Dublin. Thanks to Anton's family for allowing us to hold this event in his honour. "He brought out the best in everyone" said his 1970's team-mate David Hickey, we agree.

TSS is proud to host the Inaugural "Blue Panther" Golf Tournament in Grange GG on Thursday 5th of Oct 2023, in memory of our team-mate and great friend Anton O'Toole. This programme honours Anton and relives some of his best moments with Club, friends and of course, Dublin. Thanks to Anton's family for allowing us to hold this event in his honour. "He brought out the best in everyone" said his 1970's team-mate David Hickey, we agree.

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BLUE PANTHER<br />

GOLF TOURNAMENT


CHAIRMANS WELCOME<br />

It’s my pleasure to welcome everybody to our<br />

inaugural “<strong>Blue</strong> Panther” Scramble. I also<br />

want to take the opportunity to thank all who<br />

have come out to support this event, by<br />

entering teams and playing and to thank<br />

those who have supported it with<br />

sponsorship. I also want to thank the<br />

Templeogue Synge Street GAA Club<br />

Fundraising team especially Ben Mannering,<br />

Brian Scully, Matt O’Dell and Seamus McGrath,<br />

who have made today happen.<br />

Its been a few years since Templeogue Synge<br />

Street GAA club hosted a golf event, and we<br />

were delighted when the O’Toole family<br />

agreed that we could honour Anton by naming<br />

the event in his honour. <strong>The</strong> irony of that is<br />

the limelight would probably not have sat<br />

comfortably on his shoulders. Anton would,<br />

without doubt, have much preferred to<br />

discretely play and compete in a golf<br />

tournament.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Chinese philosopher Confucius said,<br />

“Those of you who drink the water, remember<br />

those who dug the well.“ As you all know,<br />

Anton was an integral part of the famous<br />

1970’s and 1980’s Dublin team that<br />

transformed Dublin’s football fortunes.<br />

“Transformed” is only one word that could be<br />

used in that sentence, “saved”, “built”,<br />

“rejuvenated” could all be swapped in there.<br />

That team dug the foundations on which the<br />

current success in Dublin GAA is built.<br />

Anton retired from playing football in 1984,<br />

aged 33, and for the following 33 years he<br />

jointly (with fellow Dublin legend Brian<br />

Mullins) held Dublin’s record number of All<br />

Ireland Senior football medals, 4. This record<br />

was equalled in 2015 and surpassed the<br />

following year by a Dublin team that broke all<br />

of the records.<br />

It is fitting that Anton’s influence on Dublin<br />

football did not finish in 1984. Anton twice<br />

managed our club’s men’s senior team.<br />

Firstly, in the early 1990s, and then a second<br />

time in 2008-10, where his influence on a<br />

young Eoghan O’Gara and less young Denis<br />

Bastick had a hugely positive effect on both<br />

players, collecting a dozen All Ireland medals<br />

between them. His influence continues to this<br />

day in our club with his nieces Laura and<br />

Niamh Leacy both playing on our Ladies first<br />

team.


On a much more modest personal scale, I can<br />

say it was the Dublin win in 1983 - with Anton<br />

starting at full forward - that was the initial<br />

carrot to lure me into Dolphin Park. I can<br />

remember Donal Colfer bringing Anton to talk<br />

to us as kids at training one day, he was 10 ft<br />

tall and could kick the ball over the bar from<br />

miles back, we all just wanted to do what he<br />

did. It’s fair to say that without Anton doing<br />

what he did, I would not be involved in<br />

Templeogue Synge Street GAA club today.<br />

Anton, thanks for being part of the well<br />

digging team.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re was of course so much more to Anton<br />

than the football legacy which he wore so<br />

lightly. An extremely knowledgeable and<br />

intelligent man that carried all of that with<br />

extraordinary ease. A great conversationalist,<br />

once comfortable in your company. But for<br />

years he would probably prefer to spend an<br />

afternoon at Leopardstown racecourse than<br />

he would at golf, but his good friend Gerry<br />

O’Leary made sure Anton eventually got<br />

familiar with golf and the good walk was not<br />

spoiled.<br />

I hope you all have a good day on the course<br />

today and none of you have a good walk<br />

spoiled.<br />

On behalf of Templeogue Synge Street GAA<br />

Club, thank you all for your support today and<br />

best of luck in the <strong>Blue</strong> Panther Scramble.<br />

Denis Boland<br />

Chairman


<strong>Blue</strong> Panther Scramble<br />

Team Information<br />

Format: Scramble<br />

strokes competition<br />

each players tee shot must be<br />

used 3 times (initial card)<br />

Chosen ball must be played first<br />

(as lies)<br />

Chosen ball should be marked<br />

by a tee and all other balls<br />

placed within 6 inches (not<br />

nearer the hole!) On green balls<br />

must be placed within 3 inches<br />

of chosen ball (no closer to the<br />

hole!)<br />

Registration: 2pm<br />

Check-in at Caddy’s desk<br />

Tee time for all: 2.30pm<br />

Staff will direct to tee box<br />

Scorecards will be provided by the<br />

Grange


Anton on a School u17 Leinster Championship winning team in 1963<br />

B R I N G I N G S A M T O S Y N G E R<br />

I N 1 9 7 0 S


1984 in O'Toole Park before a Club Championship game<br />

Some of our Dubs... what a legacy Anton left


1972 Club team taken at 40 year reunion


W E L C O M I N G T H E T E A M S P L A Y I N G I N<br />

T O D A Y ’ S I N A U G U R A L<br />

BLUE PANTHER<br />

SCRAMBLE<br />

I B M<br />

G A B R I E L L E R U A N N E &<br />

T E A M<br />

M F C S P O R T<br />

M O U N T C O L L I N S<br />

H O M E S<br />

A N D R E W O ’ R I O R D A N &<br />

T E A M<br />

D A V E F I T Z P A T R I C K &<br />

T E A M<br />

H O L L A N D P R O P E R T I E S<br />

M A N A G E M E N T<br />

D Y N A M I C P E O P L E<br />

3 U R E C O R D S<br />

C R O W L E Y M I L L E R<br />

S O L I C I T O R S<br />

T H E T W O S I S T E R S ,<br />

T E R E N U R E<br />

E B S R A T H F A R N H A M<br />

O B A C A P I T A L<br />

P A R T N E R S<br />

G . P . X . R A I L<br />

F . H U T C H I N S O N , D .<br />

L A C E Y , S M C E L L I G O T ,<br />

T . R U A N N E<br />

K E E L E Y G R O U P<br />

F C A D V I S O R Y<br />

T E E T H E M H I G H A N D L E T T H E M F L Y . . .<br />

T H E R E A R E N O B U N K E R S I N T H E S K Y !


E V E N I N G E N T E R T A I N M E N T<br />

BLUE PANTHER<br />

SCRAMBLE<br />

O P E N T O A L L M E M B E R S<br />

P R E - D I N N E R<br />

D R I N K S<br />

6 . 3 0 P M<br />

D I N N E R<br />

7 P M<br />

L I V E S C R E E N ;<br />

A N T O N O ’ T O O L E –<br />

F I N S C É A L D E S H A O L<br />

G A A ( A L E G E N D O F<br />

G A A L I F E )<br />

W I T H T H A N K T O<br />

B A N K O S T A L E S A N D<br />

T G 4<br />

P A N E L D I S C U S S I O N W I T H C O M P E R E :<br />

H U G H J M I L L A R<br />

R O Y C U R T I S , 2 0 2 2 N E W S P A P E R C O L U M N I S T<br />

O F T H E Y E A R ,<br />

D E N I S B A S T I C K T S S A L L I R E L A N D W I N N E R<br />

A N D<br />

C I A N M U R P H Y , J O U R N A L I S T A N D G A A<br />

C O M M U N I C A T I O N S M A N A G E R


BLUE PANTHER<br />

SCRAMBLE<br />

R A F F L E P R I Z E S<br />

G O L F C A R T B A G<br />

C O U R T E S Y O F D O N A L B O L L A R D<br />

M C G U I R K S G O L F V O U C H E R S<br />

M F C J E R S E Y S E T<br />

S I G N E D D U B L I N J E R S E Y<br />

2 X € 5 0 G I F T V O U C H E R S<br />

T W O S I S T E R S T E R E N U R E<br />

S P O R T I N G P I C T U R E<br />

C O U R T E S Y O F B A N K O S T A L E S<br />

4 B A L L S C R A M B L E S<br />

C O U R T E S Y O F T H E G R A N G E G C


BLUE PANTHER<br />

SCRAMBLE<br />

W I T H T H A N K S T O O U R S P O N S O R S<br />

F O R T H E I R S U P P O R T<br />

Templeogue


W I T H T H A N K S T O O U R S P O N S O R S<br />

F O R T H E I R S U P P O R T<br />

T E E B O X S P O N S O R S<br />

H O L E<br />

G R E E N S P O N S O R S<br />

T H E M O R G U E 1 F C A D V I S O R Y<br />

P J E D W A R D S L T D . 2<br />

C A B L E & H A R N E S S<br />

E L E C T R O N I C S L T D<br />

S K E L L I G 6 1 8<br />

D I S T I L L E R Y<br />

3<br />

F R E N C H<br />

S O L I C I T O R S<br />

F C A D V I S O R Y 4<br />

L O M B A R D<br />

A C C O U N T A N T S<br />

F I V E F A R M S 5 F C A D V I S O R Y<br />

M A X O L T E M P L E O G U E 6 P R E S I D I O<br />

A I B P R I V A T E<br />

B A N K I N G<br />

7 E B S R A T H F A R N H A M<br />

F C A D V I S O R Y 8 P A R K F I N A N C I A L<br />

O ’ B R I E N S W I N E S<br />

T E M P L E O G U E<br />

9<br />

R Y A N S P U B C A M D E N<br />

S T<br />

R Y A N S P U B C A M D E N<br />

S T<br />

1 0 P A R K F I N A N C I A L


W I T H T H A N K S T O O U R S P O N S O R S<br />

T E E B O X<br />

S P O N S O R S<br />

H O L E<br />

G R E E N S P O N S O R S<br />

A R C B U I L D I N G<br />

P R O D U C T S<br />

1 1<br />

R Y A N S P U B C A M D E N<br />

S T<br />

O ’ D E L L I N D G A R D E N<br />

D E S I G N & B U I L D<br />

1 2<br />

V A U G H A N S P U B<br />

T E R E N U R E<br />

F I T Z E L E C T R I C A L 1 3<br />

R Y A N S P U B C A M D E N<br />

S T<br />

K E E L E Y G R O U P 1 4 G R I F F I N S O L I C I T O R S<br />

W O O D S T Y L E D O O R S<br />

A N D S T A I R S<br />

1 5 D Y N A M I C P E O P L E<br />

C A B L E & H A R N E S S<br />

E L E C T R O N I C S L T D<br />

1 6 J I M M Y H E N R Y<br />

P A D D Y M U R P H Y 1 7<br />

R H O M B E R G S E R S A<br />

R A I L G R O U P<br />

C T S F A C I L I T Y<br />

M A I N T E N A N C E &<br />

M O B I L E M E D I C A L<br />

D I A G N O S T I C S<br />

1 8<br />

P O D T R A K<br />

&<br />

A S P E C T F O L D I N G<br />

W A L L S<br />

I F Y O U A R E I N S E A R C H O F A S U P P L I E R , P L E A S E<br />

C O N S I D E R C A L L I N G O N E O F O U R S P O N S O R S<br />

© Templeogue Synge Street GAA Club <strong>2023</strong>

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