Compiled by SHAY KEENAN
Lurgan beat Lurgan to make history
THERE was a little history at the recent Ulster finals of the Girls’ under-19 inter-club matchplay at Knock Golf Club.
In the final the Lurgan A team of Niamh Ward, Katie Allen and Cara Murphy won the final – and in that final they beat the Lurgan B team, clinching victory on the 18th green for a 2-1 win.
In the semi-finals Lurgan A had beaten Royal Portrush, while Lurgan B defeated Bangor.
Lurgan A will now represent Ulster in the National Final at City of Derry Golf Club on Monday August 20th.
THE annual Entertainment and Golf trip to Spain organised by Killester Travel and featuring Joe Cuddy, Tommy Fleming, Rebecca Storm, Dickie Rock, Sil Fox and Cara O’Sullivan, will take place from September 27th for seven or 10 nights.
One week golf costs €1095 including tax or €1350 (10 night), discount for non-golfers. Contact Killester Travel 01-8336935 or www.killestertravel.com
Ireland start off with champions
IRELAND will open the Boys’ Home Internationals for the RA Trophy at Co Louth GC this morning with a clash against champions England.
Ireland, led by Irish Amateur Open winner, Gavin Moynihan from The Island, who was last week named on The European Junior Ryder Cup team to face the USA at Olympia Fields, in Chicago, Illinois, will be hoping to repeat their 2010 victory while Scotland take on Wales in their opener.
IRELAND: Robin Dawson (Faithlegg), Sean Flanagan (Co Sligo), John Ross Galbraith (Whitehead), Alex Gleeson (Castle), Jordan Hood (Galgorm Castle), Gareth Lappin (Belvoir Park), Paul McBride (The Island), Gavin Moynihan (The Island), Alec Myles (Newlands), William Russell (Clandeboye), James Sugrue (Mallow), Roy Archibald (non-playing captain).
ENGLAND: Jack Singh Brar (Bramshaw), Dan Brown (Bedale), Rob Burlison (Oxley Park), Joe Dean (Lindrick), Matt Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire), Bobby Keeble (Abridge), Patrick Kelly (Boston West), Nick Marsh (Huddersfield), Max Orrin (North Foreland), Toby Tree (Worthing); Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park).
SCOTLAND: Lawrence Allan (Alva), Anthony Blaney (Liberton), Ewen Ferguson (Bearsden), Craig Howie (Peebles), Greig Marchbank (Dumfries County), Alasdair McDougall (Elderslie), Bradley Neil (Blairgowrie), Jamie Savage (Cawder), Ewan Scott (St Andrews), Ryan Walsh (Kirkcaldy), Alan Waugh (Cowglen).
WALES: Jack Davidson (Llanwern), Zack Galliford (Club Borth Ynyslas), Evan Griffith (North Wales), Tim Harry (Vale Resort), Delon Hau (Vale Resort), Henry James (Kidderminster), Daniel King (Newport), Otto Mand (Greenmeadow), Gareth Roberts (North Wales), Ryan Thomas (Vale Resort), Greg Tickell (Hallamshire).
Tralee duo claim foursomes by five
THERE were runaway winners of the May Fitzgibbon under-19 national foursomes at Greystones last week.
Topping the tables with a great score of 39 points were the Tralee pairing of Avril Peevers and Aoife Crowley, who came home five points clear of their nearest challengers, who were Goldcoast’s Stella Quealy and Grace McGrath of East Cork.
Next best were the Castlewarden duo of Ruth Keating and Clodagh Walsh on 29 points with April Timothy and Róisín Timothy in fourth place on 27 points.
NIALL WORTH, a two-handicap from The Island GC, won the 36 holes Carlow Boys’ Scratch Cup sponsored by the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow. Worth, on a total of 155 finished one-shot clear of Darragh Coughlan (5) from Tipperary with Mateo Crowley (8) from Stackstown on 159. Adam Murphy from Carlow shot 162, while the best nett went to Cian Doyle (12) from Carlow on 140.
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