Centenary Inter-Pub Golf Challenge

After the success of the Derry pub league in 2008, two enthusiastic Strabane golfers decided that an Inter Pub League Challenge would be a great asset to the clubs centenary year. Brian Brolly and Bernhard Vaughan campaigned endlessly to make the competition as successful as possible. Over 20 teams from Derry, Omagh, Limavady and Strabane competed in tough qualifying conditions. The automatic qualifiers were Haugheys, Felix’s, All Star Pool Bar and Sweeno Mc Ginty’s.

Some fantastic golf saw the automatic qualifiers progress to the semi finals, beating on the way Fox Lodge, McGuigan’s, Joe’s Bar and The Bowling Green. The Pool Bar beat Sweeno Mc Ginty’s in what seemed like the typical underdog fairytale, but the big shock came when Haughey’s elite crashed out to the experienced Felix’s.

The semi-final offered some epic golf, with 4 of Haughey’s and Felix’s matches going to playoff holes, pure persistence and excellent putting in the dark, from Gary King, Adrian Nelson, Mickey and Dermot Kelly, saw
Gerard Mc Gill’s Felix’s run out winners.

The final takes place on the 28th of June, the Herald would like to wish both Felix’s and The Pool bar all the best on the final day.

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