Winter Cup Finalists Decided

The final of the Sperrin Springs Winter Cup at Strabane Golf Club will be contested this year by Ciaran Duffy and Andy Connolly who will take on Michael and Aidan Baldrick in what promises to be an intriguing encounter. The rapid thaw which followed the recent snows allowed play to proceed on Sunday last on a course which was in remarkably good condition.  Duffy and Connolly made it through to this year’s decider by seeing off the spirited challenge of Dermot Corry and Sean McIntyre, while Cathal McLaughlin and Noel O’Kane came up just a bit short in their match against the Baldrick’s.  The date for the final, and the third and fourth place play-off, has yet to be arranged and will depend very much on the weather, given that a return to wintry conditions is forecast for the end of the week.

The recipients of the section awards from the league stages of the competition have been finalised and are as follows:

Section A

  1. Keith Patterson and Noel Kelly
  2. Brian O’Kane and Damien Carey
  3. Brian Kelly and Michael Neeson


Section B

  1. John Brolly and Niall Coulter
  2. Paddy O’Kane and Frankie Connolly
  3. Michael Forbes (Sen.) and Billy Doherty


The Leo Kavanagh Memorial “Sperrin Springs” Winter Cup Dinner will be held in the clubhouse on Saturday (December 18) and, to facilitate the preparations of the catering staff, players are asked to indicate on the sheet posted on the club notice-board whether or not they will be attending.  Music will be provided by the Jim Devine Karaoke Show.

A reminder that the Annual General Meeting of the Club will be held on Wednesday of this week, December 15, commencing at 8.00pm.

Finally, the discounted ticket offer for attending the Boxing Night and New Year’s Eve celebrations is still in place.  Tickets are available at the clubhouse.

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