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Skerries Teams Updates

It has been a very busy month of matches and there have been great wins and sadly some losses.

  • The mens Barton Cup narrowly lost out to Balbriggan
  • The JB Carr team had a great win 3/2 win over Forest Little, congratulations to Brendan Shanahan with a hole in one on the 7th

Some of the Ladies’ teams are still very much in contention including the following –

  • The Challenge Cup team had a great win against Corrstown.
  • The Minor Cup team beat Luttrellstown on Sunday 22nd May
  • The Revive Active team beat Hollywood Lakes and now go forward to the next round to play Balbriggan.
  • The Senior Cup lost out narrowly on Saturday to Laytown and Bettystown, with Jen O Loghlen taking it to the 21st hole and unfortunately was pipped by a birdie.

It was great to see so many of the teams, supporters, caddies and managers out on the course. Here are a few pictures of the teams.

Golf updates – Competitions, Teams etc.

Ladies Overall Team Manager (Mary Dowling) update

Mary McKenna
A most exciting evening of golf went all the way to the 19th on Wednesday 27th April after ten matches (five in Ballinascourney and five in Skerries). Skerries made a fantastic comeback only to lose on the 19th when the opposition sank an exceptionally long putt. Well done to all the players, the Team Manager Grainne O’Connor and her Assistant Catherine Noone.

Fingal Seniors
Skerries played the first of six matches against The Island on Monday 25th April. The Island won 6 points and Skerries 2 points. The next match is against Elm Green on the 30th April.

Upcoming matches

Sunday 1st May – Junior Foursomes v Ardee. 2 matches away at 3 pm and one match in Skerries at 15.45pm.

Saturday 7th May – Intermediate Cup v Co Louth. 3 matches at home and 2 away at 3.30pm.

Sunday 8th May – Senior Cup v Dundalk. 3 matches at home and 2 away at 3.30 pm.

Spring League
The 3rd Round is underway and is due to be completed by 30th April. The two teams with the best aggregate points will go head to head in the Final.

Men’s Team update

Uden Cup
Skerries were just edged out of the competition by the current Uden Cup holders The Island with wins of 3 matches to 2. Well done to all the players and manager Gerry Lloyd.

Next matches

Thursday 28 April – J.B. Carr Trophy vs Beaverstown G.C. @14:30

Saturday 30th April – McDonnell Cup vs Howth @15.00 (3 matches at home ,2 away)

Saturday 30th April – All Ireland 4 ball vs St. Annes @15.00 (3 matches at home, 2 away )

Sunday 1st May – Barton Shield v Portmarnock

Please support the teams both home and away.

Congratulations to our Senior Cup Team

Congratulations to our Senior Cup Team

that successfully came through Group Qualifying today in the AIG Senior Cup at Dundalk Golf Club.  Skerries is through to the group semi-finals tomorrow morning when we will play Laytown & Bettystown at 8:00.

Full results

292 Laytown & Bettystown; 298 Greenore; 301 Dundalk; 302 Skerries; 304 Co Louth; 308 Ardee; 313 Balcarrick; 315 Balbriggan; 320 Rush; 322 Hollywood Lakes; 

Semi-finals: Laytown & Bettystown vs Skerries @ 8:00, Greenore vs Dundalk @ 8:40

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:

Qualifiers:

331 The Island; 337 Ashbourne; 

Non-Qualifiers:

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!

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