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All news to do with men’s teams
who have made it through to the Final with a great 3.5 to 1.5 win against Royal Tara Golf Club on Wednesday.
Peter and Mary Counihan’s Team will contest the final on 31st August at Headford Golf Club – opposition as yet unknown. Well done all
this morning in Dundalk Golf Club. Skerries went down 4:1 to Laytown & Bettystown who play the host club, Dundalk in the final this afternoon.
Well done to all on successfully coming through the Group Qualifying yesterday.
Semi-finals: Laytown & Bettystown bt Skerries 4/1;
Dundalk bt Greenore 3/2;
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.