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AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield

Hard luck to Skerries

playing in the AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield qualifier at home today.  Despite great support from Members our team was disappointed not to qualify for tomorrow’s final.

Results from today in full:


331 The Island; 337 Ashbourne; 


339 Donabate; 339 Balbriggan; 339 Skerries; 346 Corbalis Links; 347 Balcarrick; 361 Swords; 

Final: Sunday 16th June

8.00: The Island vs Ashbourne

AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield qualifier

The best of luck to Skerries Golf Club

playing in the AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield qualifier on Saturday 15th June.

We are delighted to be hosting a qualifier this year and look forward to great support from Members for our team playing on home ground opposite Balbriggan Golf Club from 8:00.

Eight teams will tee it up on Saturday morning with the top two going head to head in match play from 8:00 on Sunday 16th June.

Jimmy Bruen teams comprise five Foursomes pairings whose combined handicaps cannot be less than 15 and individual handicaps not less than 5 (in 2018).

Saturday’s format is Foursomes Medal Play (Strokes) and the aggregate of the best four cards from five is the team score.

McDonnell Cup Team loses out to Sutton

Very hard luck

to our McDonnell Cup team, managed by Billy Concannon, who were beaten yesterday when Sutton managed to take one of the three matches in Skerries.

While the sun came out for most of the round and temperatures were good, the strong breeze made for challenging conditions. Mens Captain Peter Lamont welcomed both sets of players on the 1st tee and followed the matches around.

The Home Matches

 Match 1 : Paul Rogers & Joe Byrne

Match 2 : Alan Early & Michael Cauldwell

Match 3 : Pat Loughman & Gerry Lloyd

Skerries raced into a quick lead with the impressive pairing of Alan Early & Michael Cauldwell (both making their debuts for Skerries) going 4 up after 4 holes. The other home pairings of Paul Rogers & Joe Byrne and Pat Loughman & Gerry Lloyd were also doing well on the front 9 against strong opposition in very tight matches, both turning 1 up.

 Sutton started to raise their game on the back 9 and eventually ran out 4 and 1 winners, with Alan Early & Michael Cauldwell winning their match.

 The standard of golf played by both sets of players was extremely high, with one Skerries pairing close to level par.

The visiting team were very complimentary of the condition of the course and the welcome they received in Skerries.

Looking forward to a hectic series of SIX Inter-Club matches this weekend.

SIX Inter-Club matches this weekend.

The Ladies have three teams playing on Saturday 25th May:

Junior Cup against Hollystown in Elmgreen Golf Club at 12 Noon – team managed by Hilda Cussen.

Challenge Cup against Ashbourne in County Meath Golf Club at 4:15 – team managed by Ailish Humphreys.

Junior Foursomes against Dundalk in Clontarf Golf Club at 4:00 – team managed by Noreen Giblin.

On Sunday 26th May, the Junior Boys team play their third round Irish Junior Foursomes match against Portmarnock at 2:00 in Portmarnock Golf Club – team managed by Jim McDonnell.

Our McDonnell Cup Team is also in action on Sunday against Sutton (we have three matches at home – from 2:00 – and two away).  The team is managed by Billy Concannon.

Our Ladies Intermediate Cup Team also plays on Sunday – against Headford in Moyvalley Golf Club at 12:45.  The team is managed by Patricia MacClancy.

Very best of luck to all!

Royal Tara qualify in Pierce Purcell – Skerries must wait ‘til next year.

Skerries posted a very credible aggregate score of 378 (five Foursomes scores)

at the AIG Pierce Purcell Shield qualifying at Bellewstown Golf Club yesterday.  Only the top four clubs went through and we were a little off the fourth place score of 363.

Royal Tara went through to the next stage after a good win against Black Bush this morning.

Hard luck to Skerries managed by Michael Goss and Anthony Hand.

Uden Cup Team unlucky against Corrstown

Hard luck to our Uden Cup Team.

A tight match went the way of Corrstown 2:3.  Alistair MacMahon and Pat Kenny got a nice win away but Corrstown had sent a very strong team to Skerries, where they managed to sneak two wins.  Stan Pyke and Eddie Ryan’s 3 and 2 win was a positive but overall Corrstown proved too good on the day.

Hard luck to Gerry Lloyd and co-managers.

Uden Cup Team plays Corrstown tomorrow

Best of luck to our Uden Cup Team

managed by Gerry Lloyd, against Corrstown Golf Club tomorrow, Monday.  Three matches will be played in Skerries and two away.

Home Team

Willie Prendergast & Mick Goss

Michael Dockery & Anthony Hand

Stan Pyke & Ed Ryan


John McGloughlin & Paul Kenny

Away Team

Austin Gill & Michael Branagan

Alistair MacMahon & Pat Kenny


Declan Bowers

Irish Mixed Foursomes Team unlucky against Beaverstown

Hard luck to Skerries

who went down 3.5-1.5 to Beaverstown in the second round of the Irish Mixed Foursomes on Sunday.

The standard of golf was excellent and a few putts here and there was all that separated the two teams in the end.  Best of luck to Beaverstown for the rest of the competition.

Thanks to a great Skerries panel.  Photo shows our home team on the first tee.

Super Saturday for Skerries Teams

Congratulations to our Ladies Junior Cup team, our Ladies Intermediate team and our Boys Junior team.

Congratulations to our Ladies Junior Cup team (managed by Hilda Cussen) who beat Ardee Golf Club 3:2 on Saturday  in Greenore.  All were tight matches in very difficult conditions for golf.

The second Skerries win of the day went to the Ladies Intermediate team, managed by Patricia MacClancy, beating Blackbush Golf Club today in Hollystown.  Skerries won four matches.  The fifth match was 2 up and was called in going to the 16th.

Another great result for our boys junior team that won their Irish Foursomes match 5 up against a very strong Malahide team at Malahide today.

The tie is based on the aggregate score of the two pairings and was settled when we were 3up on the 17th and 2up on the 16th.

Our photo shows (left to right):

Nathan Grimes, Manager Jim McDonnell, Robert Kenny, Ethan McGarry, Captain Peter Lamont, Jack O’Driscoll.

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