Club Notes – 25th July 2017

IRISH ROAD MOTORS A.R.C WIN FOR WILLIAM

William Potts (27) was Saturdays winner of the Irish Road Motors Accident and Repair Centre stableford with an excellent return of 43pts, a fine opening nine of 22pts being undone somewhat with no further addition at the par 5 10th hole, but William rallied well to score a further 21pts over the last 8 holes to give him a one point win from the unlucky runner up Ciaran Doherty (9) who was just three over par for his round, a blank hole at the par 3 sixteenth hole possibly doing the damage although he was one of the very few to record a birdie on the final hole with the pin in a treacherous position. Third place went to Paul Houston (28) one of the early morning starters also with 42pts, fourth went to Brian Kelly (19) who has maintained his great run, with Charlie Patton (17) taking the final nett prize with 41 pts.  Caolan Crawford (5) took yet another gross prize with an excellent level par round which consisted of 4 birdies, 4 bogeys and 10 pars!  Jim Potts (18) was the over 60’s winner with 39pts with the nines going to Johnny McGonagle and to Stephen Conroy.

McGoldrickSports Stableford
There was a good midweek entry for the annual McGoldrick Sports competition which was won by Don Callan (23) with a score of 40pts, Eddie O’Kane(27) was the runner up with 39pts with Brandon O’Neill (15) in third place with 38pts, Patrick McGranaghan (5)took the gross prize with 32 gross points.  Many thanks to Raymond at McGoldricks Sports for his continued sponsorship of this event.

Bank of Ireland Trophy
The ladies competition last week was the Bank of Ireland Trophy and it was won by Geraldine Masterson (32) with a fine 40pts, category one went to Catherine Neeson (16) with 38pts with category two going to Monica MacIntyre (36) with 36pts.

Mary Duffy’s Challenge Cup team have it all to do in their second leg match with Letterkenny ladies after the teams tied 2.5-2.5 in last Saturdays home encounter.

Our Mixed Foursomes team have gone out at the Ulster quarter-final stage to Castlerock golf club on Sunday at City of Derry, in a very close game the Co. Derry team just finished the strongest to get the verdict.

Pat Corry’s JB.Carr side are through to the Ulster semi-finals getting the better of Co.Monaghan champions Concrawood at Castleblaney on Monday in another tight match, Strabane got the two matches they needed, the second of which was at the 20th hole with another pair ready to tee off down the 19th hole if required, they will now meet either Ballybofey G.C or Dunmurray G.C.

Eddie McHugh’s All-Ireland Four-ball have serious work to do if they are to progress to the Ulster Semi-final after losing out 4-1 at Letterkenny on Sunday past, best wishes to them in the home-leg this Sunday at Strabane.

The winner of the £50 bar credit draw this week was Peter Doherty Jnr.
Look out for the new series of Last Man Standing which begins in the coming weeks.
The sausage sizzle barbecue has been postponed until Wed 9th August.

There is a presentation night this Friday at 8.30pm sharp when the prizes for the following events will be presented:  GMG Logos, Murphy’s on the Green, Sean Devine Sand and Gravel, Mark James Menswear, Declan Devine Frozen Foods and the Hugh Harley Cup.

We have our next big country night at the club this coming Saturday night when “Friends” will be on stage from 10.30pm, admission as always only £3.
Watch out for the brilliant Gary Fitzpatrick on Sat 26th August who is our next country act to debut at the club.

Fixtures:
Thursday 27th July – Tommy Forbes catering S/F
Saturday 29th July – Ballycolman Vivo Stroke
Monday 31st July – Pairs competition
Tuesday 1st August – Claire’s Salon ladies open S/F
Thursday 3rd August – Mitchell Meats S/F
Friday 4th August – Mrs Maura McBeths Lady Presidents Day.

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