It was with great sadness that we learned of the sudden passing on Monday of our former President and great friend Michael O’Sullivan or as he was better known to us all in Blarney Golf…Micky Sull.
The sad news has rocked us to the core and we can only imagine the grief and heartache it is for his wife Margaret, his son Stephen, his daughter Judy, his brothers Finbarr and Noel, the Linehan family and his wide circle of friends. Mike was a long-standing member of our golf club and served as president in 2013 and he also served as treasurer and a member of the committee from many years. He was first and foremost a family man but he made the Blarney Golf Resort his second home. He brought all the traits of that great family man with him to help build the family that we are proud to call Blarney Golf. Over the past few days I’ve heard Mike being described as a rock, a go-to man, someone to seek sound advice from and he was always willing to give his opinion with gentleness and respect even if it was an opinion you didn’t want to hear, but Mike was nearly always right. He has been described as the cornerstone on which our club was built and the glue that stuck us all together. He had time for everyone whether you were a new member or a long-standing member he always greeted you with a gentle smile and a warm hello. Mike was a handy golfer and had the honour of winning a captains prize in the past, he was the current manager of our Purcell team which shows the time and energy he invested in the Club up to the day of his untimely passing. He had a keen interest in all sports having played soccer with Killowen and football with Blarney at under age level and last year was a selector with the Inniscarra Junior B football team that claimed the mid-Cork title. He was also a great supporter of Cork Hurling and football teams. Up to 30 club members held an impromptu gathering around the 18th green where we observed a minutes silence in Mike’s memory all the while observing social distancing. Mike will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him and as the song goes “only the good die young”, well certainly Micky Sull you were one of the good ones.
May your gentle soul rest in peace.
Blarney Golf Club