Kieran McKeown, our Managing Director, began his journey as a CIMA Qualified Accountant. An area that's close to his heart, Kieran still has a lot of involvement with CIMA and having moved into recruitment, these were the people he would continue to network with as he became an Accountancy Recruiter. This is why Matrix Recruitment Group proudly sponsors The CIMA Southern Area Annual Golf Tournament every year. This year took place on Friday 22nd September 2017 in Gowran Park Golf Club, Co. Kilkenny. See how the day went in this blog post.

In the morning, it looked odds on that the annual CIMA Southern Area Golf Tournament event would not take place due to the huge amount of rain. However, a call was received from Ann Marie confirming the course was open but no buggies allowed. By the time we got to Gowran, the weather was on the up and in the end, we had the best afternoon of weather over the history of the event.

The course itself was a bit soft but the greens were in superb condition and there was hardly a breeze so no excuses for any of us. As usual, the competition was fierce and there was a feeling that Donnacha might retain the trophy but former winner Pat Jones was walking around the course with confidence. This was not misguided and Pat posted a fantastic 37 points.

Kieran McKeown presenting the overall winner of the CIMA golf tournament Pat Jones with this prize

Kieran McKeown (left) presenting the overall winner Pat Jones (right) with this prize.

Congratulations to Pat!

Pat’s team had been on trial for the past few weeks but on the day his selections delivered and they posted a fine 89 points.

Kieran McKeown presenting the winning team with their prize- CIMA

Kieran McKeown presenting the winning team with their prize.

Results of the day

Individual 1st CIMA Perpetual TrophyPat Jones (37 Points)
Individual 2nd CIMA Donnacha O’Kane (34 points)
Visitor PrizeKeith Jones
Team 1st Prize Pat Jones & team
Team 2nd PrizeDonnacha O’ Kane & team


Kieran McKeown presenting Brian Jones with the Visitor Prize. - CIMA

Kieran McKeown (left) presenting Brian Jones (right) with the Visitor Prize.

Kieran McKeown presenting Donnacha O' Kane with 2nd Prize - CIMA

Kieran McKeown (left) presenting Donnacha O’ Kane (right) with 2nd Prize.

Our thanks to Gowran Park for quality of service on the day, to Emerald Glass in Waterford for the wonderful hand-made glass and to Jean in CIMA for all her help in promoting the event. Many thanks to Pat Jones for his kind gift to Kieran in recognition of his sponsorship and organisation of the event for the past 10 + years. Finally, thanks to all the players.

Don’t forget to book your day off for next year! (Friday, September 18th).

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