Munster Footgolf staged an exhibition game between Clare and Limerick at their superb facilities in Shannon on Sunday where both teams showed the correct way to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Clare, represented by hurler Aron Shanagher and All-star Camogie player Chloe Morey took on a Limerick side comprised of Ladies Gaelic footballer Louise Ryan and Moyross United soccer player Jamie O’Sullivan.
The home county took the pipping the Limerick side for bragging rights over 18 holes.
An eagle from Clare hurler Aron Shanagher on the first hole put Clare into an early lead but they were four down at the break, O’Sullivan and Ryan enjoying a solid front nine.
Another eagle from Shanagher with a birdie from Morey reduced the deficit to the minimum. A ding dong battle ensued to 15 where a bogey and triple bogey for Limerick against two classy birdies for Clare put daylight between the sides and another eagle for Shanagher and 2 Morey birdies eased Clare to a 6 shot victory.
With a return to competitive football a long way off . Footgolf may be one of the only ways for the Limerick Junior soccer fraternity to kick a ball competitively for a while to come and the invited quartet showed how social distancing can work in a sport that is growing in popularity in the country.