ON THE FAIRWAYS
The Miele Cup Team were narrowly defeated in the Regional Quarter Finals against Ballinrobe on Wednesday last in what was a very close match. Congratulations to the team members for their commitment over the last number of weeks. The Ladies Club wish to thank Stephanie Gillen and Mary Kennedy for their dedication and support for the team.
The Senior Foursomes Team played Ballinasloe in Claremorris on Sunday last 15th July in the Quarter Finals. Unfortunately the team lost to Ballinasloe. Congratulations to the team and their Captain, Catherine McManus, for their dedication in representing their Club.
The Junior Foursomes team (Captain Bernadette Pugh) is through to the Semi- finals. They play Tuam in Enniscrone on Saturday 21st July at 3.00pm
Fixtures : Tuesday 17th July - June Cup GOY/Medal/Stroke -Sponsored by Café Souperb, Friday 20th July - Social Mixed Foursomes , Saturday 21st July - Team of Four- 2 Scores to Count. Sponsored by EJ's Menswear, Tuesday 24th July - Singles Stroke GOY/ Medal -Sponsored by Allure , Friday 27th July - Social Mixed Foursomes , Saturday 28th July- Lady Captain's Day, GOY/Stroke Mrs Marguerite Dent., Monday August 20th -Ladies Senior Open
ON SATURDAY 14th July the Irish Junior Cup Team captained by Paraic Hanley were one of four teams to qualify from the fifteen teams competing in the Northern zone stroke play qualification competition held in Strandhill Golf Club.On Sunday 15th July they beat Westport 3.5 to 1.5 in the matchplay semi final to play Ballina in the final on Sunday afternoon.
The team consisting of Garth McManus, Shane Flanagan, Rob Kelly, David O'Donovan & Damien Burke then played the 2011 Champions Ballina who were determined to retain their title which they won in Loughrea last year after beating Co.Sligo by the narrowest of margins in the semi final (Score 3:2). The team played superb golf to win the zone final by a score of 3.5 to 1.5. The Connacht final will be played at Claremorris Golf Club on Sunday August 12th.
The Connacht Shield team will play their first round match against Strandhill on Monday 16th July in foursomes match-play . A new rule prohibits the use of caddies. Co Sligo will play three away matches. Best of luck to the team and its captain Gerry McManus. The 2012 Irish Junior Foursomes Provincial Championships takes place in Strandhill Golf Club on Friday 20th July.25 teams take part in Foursomes Medalplay. The top two teams play Foursomes matchplay in the final. Each team consists of four under 18 players .Co.Sligo are hoping to retain the 2011 Provincial and All Ireland titles.
Open week commences on Friday 3rd August with a team of four competition and runs until Sunday 12th August. Entries can be made through the office from July 16th.Payment must be made in advance.
The finalists in the Buckley Shield, sponsored by Miximo, are Seryth Heavey & Conor Neiland v Anton Murphy&Gary Byrne. The match is to be played by 23rd July.
The Gilroy Coffee sponsored Hanley Cup final is due to be played by July 30th between Eoin Gaughan & Charlie Carr.
The semi-finals of the Compupac sponsored Jackson Cup must be played by 1st August. Last years winner Kieran O'Brien takes on the experienced Gerry Kilbride from Strandhill who has won the Cup on two previous occasions. The other semi-finalists are Kevin McCarthy of Castledargan and Kenneth Henry of Co.Sligo. The Club Championship fourball sponsored by Ballast Signs has reached the quarter final stage and must be played by 22nd July. The Club mixed foursomes sponsored by Source Sligo is at the third round stage and must be played by 21st July.
Junior Boys. Boys Matchplay, Round one of the Blackwell Cup must be played by 15th July and Round two of the Godsell Cup is due to be played by 24th July next.
At a presentation on Friday last, yellow pennants were presented to Club Captain Bryan Kilfeather , by the Fred Daly team and by the Boys under 15 team, as Provincial winners. The Captain congratulated the boys for their fantastic performances and expressed that they were a credit to the club. The Captain also praised the team captains/club coaches and those involved in developing junior golf within the club. The Co.Sligo under 17 team were beaten in the Kenny Cup in Castledargan on 10th July.The team battled well and played their best while gaining valuable experience.
Boys Results. Saturday 15th July- Foursomes. 1st Conor McDanie l& Conor Wynne. 2nd Tom O'Hara & Alan Gaynor . 9 Hole: Daniel & Jack Flanagan.
Fixtures. Saturday 21st JulyTeam of Four-Two scores to count-Sponsored by E.J 'S Mensware. Sunday 22nd July-Henderson Cup Single Stroke GOY-Sponsored by E.J'S Mensware.
SATURDAY, JULY 15th: O'Hara's Bakery sponsored competition. 1,Seamus Duffy, 2, Terence Donavan Gross Randal Cross, 3, Noel Enright, 3, Martin McDonagh, 5, Joe Cawley.
LADIES RESULTS: 18 hole Stroke competition, sponsored by O'Hara's Bakery. 1, Jacinta Casey,2 Halogue Malone, Gross Jo Donaldson, Cat 1, Ann Marie Hughes, Cat 2, Josephine Gillespie, 3, Ann Helly O'Connor
CAPTAIN'S DAY Qualifier Draw- Mr Pat Collins Sunday 22 July 2012: 7.00 B.Tully, L.Logan, L.McNlly; 7.10 D.Reiy, MD Cox, F.Lynch; 7.20 P.Osborne, J.Curley, P.Cox; 7.30 R.Doyle, FC Monaghan, S.Mrtyn; 7.40 MO Hara, B.Harte, P.McCaffrey; 7.50 G.Fitzptrick, N. Ashe, C.Hegarty; 8.00 P.Scott, P.Mc Grath, C OHara; 8.10 A. Wynne, B. ONeill, R. Conlon; 8.20 C. Kilcullen, D. Cronin, F. Monaghan; 8.30 J. White, V Mc Cullagh, J. Kenehan; 8.40 T.Quigley, J. Coyle, J. Devaney; 8.50 P. Watters, D. Lindsey, P. Hickey; 9.00 D.Timbs, F.Gannon, A.Lillis; 9.10 D.McCabe, G. Fox, E.Watters; 9.20 J.Feeney, F.McGee, R.Fox(Jnr); 9.30 C. Roushille, D. Basquille, C.Fox (Jnr); 9.40 J.Gilmartin, J. Hunt, A. Leggett; 9.50 T. Basquille, F. Keaney, F. Carroll; 10.00 P. OHara, M.Cunningham, J.Noone; 10.10 M.Walshe, F.Conlon, J.Finan; 10.20 S.Byrne, A.Other, S.Fenton; 10.30 J.Coyne, D.Leonrd, T.Burns; 10.40 P.McManus, P.Little, S.Howley; 10.50 E.Howley, C.Foran, E.Rushe; 11.00 JP McGowan, A.Heffrenan, P.Doherty; 11.10 P.Kavanagh, F. Hannon, C.Meehn; 11.20 C.Brennan, J.McEvoy, T.Probst(Jnr); 11.30 J.McCann, P.McDonnell, J.Kiernan; 11.40 D.Walshe, J.Stewart, M.Nicholson; 11.50 J.Howley, S.Stewart, D.McGown; 12.00 B.Gerrity, FO Beirne, E.Gilligan; 12.10 N.Gerrity, MO Beirne, P.Lynch; 12.20 J. Brnley, S O Toole, O. Mulvey (Jnr); 12.30 F.Cosgrove, T.Galogly, J.Glynn; 12.40 P.Quinn, O. Springan, M.Mulvey (Jnr); 12.50 J.Owens, M. Cronin, C.Gallagher; 1.10 D.Cawley, J.Finan, S.Cawley(Jnr); 1.20 P.Glynn, K.Egan, J.Cawley(Jnr); 1.30 B.Glynn, P.Gallagher, C.Henry(Jnr); 1.40 G.Muir, A.Finan, P.Clrke(Jnr); N.Maxwell, G.McMorrow, C.Henry(Jnr); 2.00 G.Gilbride, P. Martin, A. OBoyle(Jnr); 2.10 M.Cahill, A.Skeffington, C.Byrne(Jnr); 2.20 J.McHugh, H.Prke, M.Dolan; 2.30 Mr.Murphy, Mr.Brown S.Roughan; 2.40 M.Campion; 3.00 H.Gallagher, M.Keane, D.Hannghan
Junior Golf every Tuesday morning at 9.30am. All welcome. Beginners, Improvers and Back to Golf Special Deals. Contact (071) 9168188.
Our JACK O SULLIVAN side captained by M Phelan had a great win against Enniscrone last week winning 2 matches away from home to keep the captains 100% record intact and are now through to zone final against Ballinamore.
Well done to our Cecil Ewing team on an impressive 3-2 win against Strokestown on saturday last.The youth and experience mix selected by John McHugh and Anthony Skeffington paid off as Gavin Phelan and Eamon Howley recovered from 4 down after 9 holes in Strokestown to win on the 18th .
Strandhill Golf Club hosted the North Connacht competitions on Saturday and Sunday last.The golf course was in great condition and many tributes were paid to our hardworking staff.
Our team captained by G Kilbride were unable to benefit from home advantage on the day however .Best individual score on Saturday was from the inform Dessie Timbs with a 73 (net 68)which was just one shot shot off the lowest gross of 72 .Team on duty for Strandhill was Paul Cox, Gerry Fox Brian Henry, Tristan Probst and D Timbs.
Captain's Prize: Pat Collins will have a qualifying round on Sunday 22/07/12 with the final on Saturday 28/07/12. An Open competion is held every Friday and is proving a very popular addition.
Juniors: Tuesdays at 9. 30am with competitions for all age groups.
Elanco sponsored competition results: 1.Jimmy Kiernan(19) 40pts 2. Ruairi Fox(16) 38pts 3. Cian Byrnes(16) 38pts 4. David Leonard (11)37pts 5.Mick Walsh (23)36
CLUB OPEN 13/7/12 1. Enda Gallagher 47pts 2. Aaron O, Boyle 41pts 3 Matthew Dunmore 39pts
RESULTS THURSDAY 12th July Sponsored by Geraldine & Johnny Kivlehan at Bree's Bar Strandhill, 1st Clare McLoughlin 72 nett, 2nd Stephanie Conlon 73 nett, 3rd Chris Owens 73 nett, 4th Marian Quinn 74 Nett, Front 9 Gillian Ballintyne 36.5 nett, Back 9 Margaret Byrne 34 nett. Friday 13th July Social Mixed Foursomes: 1st David Lyndsey & Anne McNulty 26pt 2nd Michael & Ann Cox24pts 3rd Michael Phelan & Carmel Clarke 24pts. Sunday 14th July Sponsored by Gilroy Tiles, 1st Attracta McGettrick 37 pts 2nd Kathleen Kelpie 36 pts , 3rd Carmel Clarke 34 pts 4th Marian Quinn 34 pts Front 9 Mary Golden 19 pts Second 9 Caroline Peacock 18th pts
400 Club Draw Results. 1st Monday Club Ladies. 2nd Stephanie Conlon, 3rd Jim Coyne, 4th Cheryl O'Hara,5th Jimmy Giblin, 6th Sara Little. The Next 400 Club Draw Friday 3rd August following the Open Mixed Foursomes Sponsored By David Kennedy, New Smile Dental Clinic, Sligo.
Fixtures: Thursday 19th July Ladies Open Day sponsored by Colin Foran, New Ireland Assurance, 18 hole S'ford. SATURDAY 21st July Philip Little Reckitt Benckiser, 18 hole stableford . ILGU Golfstyle Connacht Seniors Championship (over 50) will be held on September 6th at Roscommon GC. Declan Cunningham of Golfstyle Galway is a wonderful sponsor of this event and there will be an array of beautiful prizes to be played for on the day. Beatice Timlin on 085/1675483 will take names for the time sheet on August 30th from 6-10pm. Please support our Sponsors. .ILGU Charity Team of 3 Event (President's Charity Marjorie McCorduck) will be held on August 9th 2012. at Castle Dargan in Co.Sligo. Ovarian Cancer is the Charity to benefit from the proceeds of this event. This Time sheet will be available on August 2nd 6-10pm with Anne Evans 086/8185721 taking the entries for Castle Dargan The Ladies Branch would like extend best wishes to Captain Pat Collins and to all competing on Sunday 22nd in Captain's Prize Qualifier and Saturday 28th July Captain's Day.
Friday 20th July: Pokerclassic at Strandhill Golf Club at 8.30 sharp .Please contact golf shopfor more details 0719168725.
The next Presentation of prizes will take place at 6.45pm Sunday 29th July.