McNally One-Two on Saturday

Albert McNally produced a stunning 38 points over 15 holes to comfortably win the Saturday Singles at Strabane Golf Club. In second place, just getting home on the break of a tie, was Oliver McNally, his 35 point return matched by third placed Dermot Corry.  Young Ryan McGowan continued his great run of form by the taking the gross award with a solid 34 points.  Winners in the coming weeks should note that the presentation of prizes for the Saturday events will be held the next day (Sunday) at 6.30pm.

Trying to predict the likely outcome of the group stages in this year’s Sperrin Springs Winter Cup is virtually impossible.  After Sunday’s round of games the situation in both groups is far from clear.  Group A is headed by Keith Patterson and Noel Kelly who inflicted the first defeat of the campaign on Michael and Aidan Baldrick, and in the process relegating them to second place in the table.  Fred McGavigan and Maurice Doherty moved into contention and in next week’s top clash will meet the current leaders.

The top of Table A reads:

1. Noel Kelly and Keith Patterson                     14 points

2. Michael and Aidan Baldrick                            13 points

3. Fred McGavigan and Maurice Doherty      12 points

In Group B, leaders Dermot Corry and Sean MacIntyre consolidated their position, dropping only a half point to their nearest challengers.  Jim Potts and Declan Doherty moved into a share of second place with John Brolly and Niall Coulter.

The position in Table B is:

1. Dermot Corry and Sean MacIntyre 14 points

2. Jim Potts and Declan Doherty                       12.5 points

3. John Brolly and Niall Coulter                        12.5 points

In the John J. Duffy Junior Winter Cup, the situation after four weeks is:

1. Ryan McGowan and Adam Cole      11 points

2. Eoin O’Neill and Shay Callaghan      10.5 points

3. Patrick Roarty and Lisa Patton          9.5 points

The Thursday Club reached Week 5 last week with Jimmy Wasson posting a winning score of 38 points, one better than runner-up Liam McCool.  On the same mark, and in third place, was Michael Baldrick.

Highlight of the week at the club was undoubtedly the flood-lit tournament in aid of the CRY charity, a seven-hole event which drew a huge entry of 80 players.  Frankie Connolly’s 15 point return was best on the night, with Gary Duffy and Sharon Haughey finishing second and third respectively with 14 points.  Pat McAneny and Kevin Neeson each recorded a birdie on the par three.

Recent results from the Bridge Club:

  1. Garvin Godfrey and Frankie Houston
  2. Declan Doherty and Susan Doherty

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