Yesterday was a day of mixed fortunes for our three ladies teams. First up our Junior Cup team took on Bray GC in Westmanstown GC at noon. Wins were secured by Hannah McInerney on 15, Kate O'Connor on 16 and Mary Horn on 18. Marian White and Joan Shiels were both called in up in their respective matches. Congratulations to all the ladies, manager Ciara Leech, sub Anne O'Connor and all the caddies. We will now play Rathfarnham in the third round.
Next up in Westmanstown were our Intermediate team managed by Mary O'Leary who took on the K Club. Despite wins for Deirdre Ryan (6/5!) and Avila Mairtin on the 19th we went down to strong opposition on the day. Hard luck to the team including Eimear Mairtin, Mary Brennan and Trudy Doyle. Thanks to manager Mary and all the players, subs and caddies for their effort and commitment.
Our Minor Cup team were in action in Beechpark GC also against the K Club. The team was managed on the day by Aideen O'Brien as Deirdre was playing on Intermediate team. A very close encounter ended with wins for Rachel Leahy on 17 and Valerie Hobson on 18. Eithne Early and Mary Kane lost narrowly leaving Bronwyn O'Donnell to continue the match who unfortunately was beaten on 19th hole. Thanks again to all the ladies, sub Margaret McMahon, managers and caddies.
Our mens Pierce Purcell team had a fantastic win yesterday evening. Nineteen teams played strokeplay on Saturday with the top four teams qualifying for matchplay yesterday which included Stackstown. The team managed by Jim Kavanagh beat Grange GC on Sunday morning 4-1 and went on to be outright winners beating Milltown 4-1 yesterday afternoon. The men now go to the Leinster finals in Carlow on 28/7. Congratulations to all and well done to the members for a wonderful show of support yesterday.
Dates for this week:
Our Bloom Cup team managed by Elaine Culligan take on Foxrock GC on Thursday 17th with all matches away - first tee time at 10am with the home return match on Monday 21st May at 2pm. Best of luck to Elaine and her team.
Our Revive Active fourball team managed by Mairead Cronin take on Newlands GC on Thursday at 4.30pm with three matches at home and two matches away. Good luck to all and as always your support at these matches would be much appreciated.
IRISH MIXED FOURSOMES
MANAGERS: Ann O' Connor and Larry O' Connor
The 1st round V Foxrock was played on Sunday 25th March. We had three matches at home and two away. Ann O' Connor and Enda O'Halloran were first to put a point on the board with a 3/2 win in Foxrock. Also in Foxrock Peter Horn and Dymphna Donegan secured a second point also winning on 16. Meanwhile at home Ray O' Connor and Mary Horn won on 16 to give us Victory. Liam Tyrell and Trudy Doyle were three up playing 16 were called in. Brian Flanagan and Mary Grogan were two up also playing 16 and were called in. This was a great start for 2018 to follow on from our good run last year.
2nd Round V Druids Heath to be played on or before 29th April.
BARTON CUP V ELM park onSunday 8th April @ 2pm