Club News 11th June


Ronnie Wiley (11) was Saturday’s winner at Strabane in the Devine Sand and Gravel competition, which was played in glorious Summer weather with on course temperatures in excess of 30 degrees C.
Ronnie’s excellent return of 41 pts built with a brilliant 24 pts on the outward nine and was good enough by two shots on the day from the Runner up Michael Doyle (20) with 39 pts, third went to Declan o’ Hare (12) with 38 pts with Aidan Coyle (13) in fourth also with 38 pts with the very consistent Hugo Mc Cusker (13) taking the final Nett prize with 37 pts. Darren Crawford (4) took the gross prize with 32 gross pts with the nines going to Don Callan (22) and to Declan McColgan (12), the presentation for this competition will take place as part of our recent presentations night this Saturday 15th June at 9.15 pm all winners are asked to be in attendance.

Local Company were the sponsors of last Thursdays event which was won by Patsy Rouse (14) with a “marvellous” score of 42pts again in sizzling temperatures, The runner up was Paul McGill (7) with 41 pts with Conal Cooke (3) in third place also with 41 pts which was a brilliant gross score of 66.
Stephen McCay (5) took the gross prize with a one over par round of 35 pts.
Monday Open
There was a smaller than normal turnout for Mondays open event which was played in extremely blustery conditions and went to Seamus Friel (21) with a very good 37 pts, the runner up was the in form Dr Paul Armstrong (16) with 36 pts with Shane McLaughlin (13) picking up third place with 34 pts, Keith Patterson (6) took the gross prize with 23 gross pts.

Ladies Golf
Last weeks Ladies competition was the O2 Challenge Trophy and was won by Olive Reid (27) with 39 pts, Heather Mitchell (24) took category one with 37 pts with Noreen McNally (35) taking Category two with a similar score.
The Ladies have been very busy on the inter club Golf front too and have been showing some great form also in that department.
Rosemary Wilson’s Minor cup team have advanced to a third round meeting with Portnoo after getting the better of North-West G.C in round two by four matches to one in last Thursdays meeting, and the Ladies Tyrone & Fermanagh Better-ball squad have also advanced to the next round after defeating Fintona G.C over the two legs of that match.
The Worcester Cup qualifiers were led home on Wed 29th May
By Caroline and Frankie Connolly with 69.5 Nett, the runners up were Noreen McNally and Kevin Keegan with 70 Nett with Rachael and Sammy Devenney third with 70.5 Nett, the other match-play qualifiers were lady President Mary Duffy and President Francie Devine, Mary and Hugh Casey, Roisin Corry and Ben Corry, Catherine and Kevin Neeson and Olive and Eric Reid, the match-play fixtures are now posted on the notice-board.
Pride of Place in Inter Club golf goes this week to our Irish mixed foursomes team under the captaincy of Bernie O’Kane and Eamon McCay who picked up a noteworthy victory over close neighbours City of Derry at Foyle Golf club last Sunday evening, winning the tie against the former All-Ireland and Ulster champions by three matches to two, the draw for the round of 16 is due to be made on Wed 12th June.
Brian Brolly’s Irish Junior Cup team were the leading qualifiers on Sun 2nd June at Killymoon GC, and now meet close neighbours Newtownstewart in the match-play stages back at the same venue on Thursday 20th June.
Sean McIntyre’s Donegal League also picked up a very noteworthy win on Friday night past beating the current Champions Rossapenna GC at the Donegal Venue leading 4-1 from the home leg Strabane got the match they needed to advance when Conal Cooke and Ryan McGowan took their match with Enda Kennedy and Frank Casey Jnr. at the final hole in a match of exceptional quality, Brian Haughey and club Captain DR Ciaran Kelly were also dormie one up when the tie ended.
Brian o’Kane’s Ulster Fourball squad have built up a four one lead over Cushendall G.C after Saturdays first leg match and will still have a bit of work to do to advance to round three of that event.
Frankie Connolly’s Conway Cup team have a sizeable advantage over Dungannon GC. Taking last Sundays fixture by a whopping 15.5 pts to 0.5 and will be clear favourites to make it through to the semi-final of that tournament.
Connor Sharkey’s Donegal junior squad will take a 6-1 advantage in that competition to Buncrana after Mondays home leg fixture, the team captain was unlucky it was not a clean sweep losing his match at the19th hole.
Presentation night
As earlier mentioned there will be a major presentation night this Saturday night at 9.15pm with presentations for Haugheys Costcutters, Foothills Restaurant, Masala and Mamma Masala, Devine’s Sand and Gravel and this Saturdays Declan Devine’s Frozen foods Competitions all winners are urged to be there to collect their prizes in person.
One of the biggest bands to ever play in the Golf Club “The Logues” will be providing the music come along and enjoy a band who provide a great night of humour and entertainment admission is only £4 and there is a late bar.
Tickets are now also on Sale for the JP Mac Johnny Cash Show in the clubhouse on Saturday 24th August, this show has sold out the Crumlin Road Gaol entertainment complex now on six occasions and is a real must see, tickets are priced at members £8 and visitors £10, book them early is the advice!
Finally another few holes in one to report on last week Dr Paul Armstrong holed out at the 16th hole in Last Thursdays with the perfect 4 iron shot while Conal Cooke aced his shot at the second hole in the recent All Ireland senior cup qualifying event at Strabane
Thursday 13th June Fletcher Golf Open S/F
Sat 15th June Declan Devine’s Frozen Foods stroke
Sun 16th ST Patrick’s GAA ladies and Gents singles
Mon 17th Monday Open S/F
The club have launched a new membership drive with full membership now available from 1st July until 31st March 2014 for a fee of £299 contact the club for further details.

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