Club Notes – 22nd July 2014

JIMMY BRUEN SQUAD ADVANCE TO ULSTER FINAL

Strabane Golf Club’s Jimmy Bruen Team under the captaincy of Aidan Boyle, have advanced to the Ulster Final, after a convincing win over close neighbours Faughan Valley G.C. on Friday past at North West Golf club. Aidan had selected a well balanced line up full of both youth and experience for the tie and the Strabane side certainly rose to the challenge winning the first three matches on the course very convincingly, and with the back two ties also going the Tyrone men’s way victory was assured fairly early into the game. The Ulster final will take place at Antrim’s Allen Park on Friday 15th August where Strabane will take on either Warrenpoint G.C or Galgorm Castle G.C from Ballymena. Hopefully a good omen for Strabane is on the only occasion Strabane have won this trophy thirty years ago back in 1984 the club Captain of that year was Jimmy Roarty, the father of the present club Captain Senan Roarty, the team Captain at that time was the late Jim O’Donnell. It would be fantastic to see as many club members and supporters as possible make the trip for the final to lend their support on the big occasion.

Oysters Restaurant Medal
A fantastic 202 cards were taken out for Saturdays monthly medal kindly sponsored by the award winning Oysters Restaurant Strabane. The winner returning his lowest ever score was Kieran Martin (11) getting round in only five over gross which converted to a winning 62 nett, just getting the better of Martin McCallion (18) who had led for the best part of the day with a fine return of 63 nett. Keith Patterson (6) took third place with 66 nett with Neil Alcock (17) taking fourth with 67 nett, Patrick McCrossan finished in fifth also with 67 Nett whilst club junior Captain Caolan Crawford, took the gross prize with a three over par round of 72. The categories went to Connor McCool (9) with 67 nett in category (1), John J. Duffy with 67 nett in category (2) and to William Potts (24) with 68 nett in category (3).

St Pats GAA Ladies & Gents Open
St Patricks GAA open at Strabane was Paul Bogle

There was the usual great turnout for Sunday’s competition the St Patrick’s Gortin G.A.A. Ladies & Gents Open which once again had its customary array of fantastic winning prizes. The winner was Paul Bogle (11) with 42pts who collected a new Powercaddy Electric Golf buggy for his efforts. The runner up was Ciaran Patton (18) beaten only on break of tie, with Joe Kennedy(24) taking third with 41pts, the gross winner was Conal Cooke with 39 gross pts. The Ladies winner was Anne Sharkey with 37 pts with Donna Doherty the runner up with 32 pts.

Murphys on the Green Stableford
There was another good Thursday entry for the Murphy’s on the Green Restaurant Open Stableford,which went to Ronan Haughey (19) with 42 pts, the runner up was Fred McGavigan (6) a point back on 41pts which was only one over par, third went to Peter Doherty (5) with 39 pts with Conal Cooke taking yet another gross prize with a level par round.

Ladies Golf
Anne Sharkey’s Intermediate Cup Team have built up a 4-1 home leg lead over Armagh G.C. after Mondays Ulster Quarter- Final encounter, no less than three of the matches going to the final green in a very tight match, good luck to the Ladies in next Sundays second leg at the Co.Armagh venue. Last Tuesday’s ladies event was the Eileen Logue Memorial which was won by Geraldine Masterson (32) with 71 Nett. Category one went to Heather Mitchell with Mary McGuigan taking category two.

Last Wednesdays mixed foursomes competition went to the pairing off Carmel McElwee and Eddie McHugh with 38pts, Rachael and Sammy Devenney finished in second with 36pts with Annette Patton & Club Captain, Senan Roarty, in third with 35pts.

Please note an important change in fixtures Mr Pat McAneny’s Presidents Mixed Foursomes will now be played on Wednesday 30th July and not next Sunday, this is to facilitate the Ladies Ulster Intermediate cup quarter final which must be played this Sunday to meet the competition deadline schedule

A note to members that all Monday and Thursday opens are now to be played of White markers.

Again a reminder for all who have booked tickets for Bagatelle on Sat 27th September please collect and pay for your tickets as soon as possible, this event is totally booked out with a huge waiting list!

Music in the clubhouse this Sunday evening is provided by singer songwriter Martin McColgan at 7pm, last week’s £50 bar Credit winner was Sean Devine.

Fixtures
Thursday 24th July – Mitchell Meats Open(white markers)
Saturday 26th July – Donegal Sports Open
Tuesday 29th July – Ladies Bank of Ireland Trophy
Wednesday 30th July – Mr Pat McAneny’s Presidents Mixed Foursomes

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