Club Notes – 25th November 2014

WINTER CUP SEMI-FINALS ON SUNDAY

The Leo Kavanagh Memorial Winter cup Semi-finals are down for decision this weekend with the four section winners now identified.
In Section (A) Scratch player Conal Cooke and Donal Cairns are through to the deciders after their match was cancelled on Sunday but this became irrelevant when their only challengers Fred McGavigan and Maurice Doherty lost out in their tie with Kevin Neeson & Eddie Patton.
                    They will take on the winners of section (B) Shane McLaughlin & Brian Forrester who qualified from a very close section with their win over Aidan Corry & Michael Mathers. This will be a very tight match to call with the shot holes being the deciding factor, Cooke & Cairns will certainly be favourites to progress but their opponents cannot be ruled out either.
                   In Section (C) probably the closest of all, Michael Neeson and Brian Kelly put last week’s disappointing performance behind them to bounce back in Sundays match with John Doherty & Francie Conwell taking all four points, they will meet Neil Alcock and Chris Timoney who ended the clear winners of this section by 6 pts finishing unbeaten on 26 pts. This one is hard to predict as Chris has been unwell over this past week and may not be fit to play, Neeson & Kelly have qualified from a more difficult section and will certainly be dangerous opponents for Alcock and whoever plays alongside him.
The rest of the non–qualifying field will play a better-ball event over the next two weeks and all are asked to participate. The presentation of this year’s Winter Cup will take place on Sunday 7th December at 6pm there are attractive Sunday lunch offers for all competitors on the day and there will be music immediately after with the fantastic Mr Niall Gallagher.

Saturday Sweep
Jason Gourley (12) was the man in form in last Saturdays 15 holes sweep returning an eye-catching 39 pts which was a very solid three over par returning 12 pars and three bogeys in his impressive round, The runner up was Michael Neeson (11) with 37 pts with Brian Cairns (18) in third with 36 pts, Stephen McCay took the gross prize with 27 gross pts.

Thursday Club
For the first time in three weeks due to the recent wet weather the Thursday Club proceeded with Denis Porter this week’s winner with a final total of 35.75 nett, the runner up was Danny Duffy (13) with 35 pts with Rory Doherty (11) in third also with 35 pts. For the first time in memory no two’s were recorded on the day which is most unusual to say the least.

Commiserations to Peter Doherty and his Donegal Senior league team who finally got to play their final on Saturday last having qualified back in August! Unfortunately it was not Strabane’s day and the senior golfers suffered a heavy defeat at Rosapenna against a very talented North-West Squad.

The winner of this weeks £50 bar credit draw was Lisa Patton.

Thanks to the fantastic crowd who came to the club on Saturday past for the Jim Devine Country night it was a memorable night for the club many thanks to Jim and his band for a marvellous performance.

Tickets are now on sale at the club bar & office for our next big show the JP Mac Johnny Cash Tribute Show featuring JP and his sister Caroline on Boxing Night this gig has been receiving rave reviews all over the country and is great value at £10, support will be from the “Forbes Sisters” and Klassix Disco.

This weekend will see the beginning of our latest fundraiser game two of Last Man Standing, all members are asked to participate and involve friends & family you can enter right up to Friday evening for £10.00 the prize is £1000 with £200 for the winning promoter.

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