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Senior Cup Metropolitan Qualifier

The Skerries Senior Cup team travelled to Royal Dublin on the 24th of June to compete against the 22 other teams vying for the 2 Metropolitan qualifying spots available.

The team consisted of Kingsley Lewis (KL), Harry McHugh(HMH), Sam Devey (SD), Mick Ahern (MH), Brian Christie (BC), Brian Leonard (BL) and David Garrigan (DG).

Corballis golf club, who were well used to the tough links conditions that greeted the team on the 1st tee, provided the Skerries team with their first test. There were a number of tight games across this match however the Skerries team (KL, HMH, MH, BC & DG) prevailed and overcame Corballis by a score of 3.5 – 1.5.

The next round saw us come up against a tougher opposition in the form of Milltown golf club, with a number of well known & seasoned individuals making up their panel, incl. 1 ex professional. While solid golf was played by each of the Skerries team members (KL, HMH, DG, BC, SD) throughout the matches (Brian Christie coming back from 5dwn to 1down), Milltown squeezed through to victory with a 3.5 – 1.5 score line representing same. Milltown went on to beat Hollywood Lakes in Final no.1 and take 1 of the 2 Metropolitan spots that were up for grabs again demonstrating the tough opposition that the Skerries team came up against.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank those that supported us on the day, individuals that caddied for players and of course the players themselves for making the commitment to the senior cup team and all that this entails.

Regards,

David Garrigan
Senior Cup Team Manager

Irish Fourball V’s Forrest Little

Commiserations to Michael & Paul Branagan and their team who played in the Irish Fourball on Sunday 21st May 2017 against a very strong Forrest Little team.

Forrest Little had 3 matches at home and used this to their advantage beating us in all 3 matches. The 2 matches at home, were called in on the 12th where both matches were all square. The enthusiasm and commitment from the team was very evident and to get this far in the competition is a credit to both the manager and the dedication of the team.

Panel

Away:
Seamus Mulholland/Jim Wolfe
Gerry Thornton/Vinnie Hutton
Peter Counihan/Marks Walls
Stephen Coomey/Domo Henry

Home:
Tony Farrell/Joe Hilliard
Mark Bradshaw/Eddie Roche
Clyde Davidson/Peter Donnelly

Barton Shield Metropolitan Area Qualifier

This years Barton Shield Metropolitan Qualifier took place at St. Margaret’s Golf Club the weekend of 20th & 21st May 2017. 22 clubs battled it out for 8 places in the foursomes strokeplay qualifier with Skerries Golf Club’s panel of Kingsley Lewis playing with Stephen O’Donoghue and David Garrigan playing with Harry McHugh missing out by 2 shots for the Sunday’s rounds of matchplay. Skerries shot an aggregate score of 158 with 8 place going to Holystown on 156.

Well done to the lads.

Full Results

 

Well done Pierce Purcell panel

Michael Goss and his panel of Pierce Purcell players gave a very gallant effort at the qualifying last weekend 13th & 14th May. Having successfully qualified on Saturday from a very strong 8 clubs including (The Island, Rush, Howth, Donabate, Skerries, Balcarrick, Beaverstown, Balbriggan). Skerries were narrowly beaten on Sunday morning by Donabate 3/2 with all matches ending on the 17th and one on the 18th.

Panel:
Mick Goss / Gareth Goss
Anto Hand / Anthony Doyle
Brendan Shanahan / John Connolly
Gerry Finn / Michael Dockery
John O’Callaghan / Dean Robinson

Subs:
Willie Prendergast
Jim McDonnell

Pierce Purcell 2017 – May 13th & 14th – Rush Golf Club

Michael Goss and his panel of Pierce Purcell players gave a very gallant effort at the qualifying last weekend 13th & 14th May. Having successfully qualified on Saturday from a very strong 8 clubs including (The Island, Rush, Howth, Donabate, Skerries, Balcarrick, Beaverstown, Balbriggan). Skerries were narrowly beaten on Sunday morning by Donabate 3/2 with all matches ending on the 17th and one on the 18th.

Panel:
Mick Goss / Gareth Goss
Anto Hand / Anthony Doyle
Brendan Shanahan / John Connolly
Gerry Finn / Michael Dockery
John O’Callaghan / Dean Robinson

Subs:
Willie Prendergast
Jim McDonnell

All Ireland Interclub Fourball team had a fantastic win

The All Ireland Interclub Fourball team had a fantastic win yesterday, Sunday 23rd April against Portmarnock Golf Club.

We had 2 matches at home and 3 away, so we were up against it, but our boys came through.
We unfortunately lost both matches at home to a very strong travelling opposition.

The home pairings were:

Peter Donnelly and Tony Farrell
Joe Shannon and Dermot Nolan
Sub: Stephen Coomey

But credit to our travelling team, who won the first 2 matches in regulation, with the 3rd match being an epic battle with Skerries being
triumphant on the 19th hole.

The away pairings were:

Jim Wolfe and Seamus Mulholland
Vincent Hutton and Gerry Thornton
Peter Counihan and Mark Walls

Sub: Domo Henry
We would like to congratulate team manager Michael Branagan and his team on a fantastic win.

Barton Cup News v Deer Park GC

This years Barton Cup 1st round match took place on the 8th April against Deer Park Golf Club with 2 pairs at home and 3 away. Our home pairings of Stephen O’Donoghue & Richard Downing, Michael Weldon & Robert Gaffney and Martin Coleman and Aidan Sherlock and away pairing of Kingsley Lewis & Anthony Doyle and Peter Kenny & Dan Lamont came up against a very strong Deer Park team.  Deer Park won all matches in Skerries with our away pair Kingsley Lewis & Anthony Doyle winning on the 16th hole and Peter Kenny & Dan Lamont called in 1 down after 13 holes. Hard luck to all.

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