Newbridge lost their quarter final Duggan cup Match against a strong Baltinglass team. Having 3 matches away meant that it was always going to be tough. Newbridge took the first match at home with Baltinglass replying in quick fashion by securing their first home match. Newbridge won the 2nd match at the Co Wicklow venue on the 21st hole, but with Baltinglass coming back well in the 2nd match in Newbridge to win on the 18th it meant that the sides were tied 2 a piece. Baltinglass eventually held sway with a hard fought win in the final match on their home patch. Well done Balto. Newbridge winners just to mention them in dispatches like, Home Fran Mackey and Noel King, Away, Dougie Houlihan and Kevin Dempsey.
Tomas O Riordan and Peter Minnock lead the way in the Presidents prize with both gentlemen returning 42 points. Tomas O Riordan also had a hole in one on the 14th hole when his fairway wood flew straight at the pin and when his playing partners saw no sign of the ball through the green they suggested that he looked in the hole where indeed the ball nestled snugly at the bottom of the cup. Tomas’s card had an unusual couple of holes in that the 14th was marked 1 for 5 pts with the following hole being marked 5 for 1 pt. Also well placed are Liam Field and Pat Courtney with 40 pts. Still all to play for folks
Our next outing in the Duggan cup is set for Saturday July 27th at 2 pm. Our Cullen cup team is next on the fairways in competitive action on Sat 13th July again at 2 pm. Best of luck folks.
Incredible scoring from John Fisher (18) saw him demolish the field wining the weekends competition with 47 points. John had a level par front nine and then showed some steady nerves to finish with 2 pars to break 80. Respect John. In 2nd place was John O Rourke (8) with 43 points, just like that Liverpool line about how their return would have won every other time. Really tough John but a score to be proud of. In 3rd spot was Ciaran McManus (22) again with a great score of 41 points well done guys. With the pins being switched for Sunday Senior cup showdown it meant that the club ran off another and competition which was won on a countback by Stephen McLarnan (16) with 38 points. In 2nd place came Seamus Dunne (15) SS for both comps was 70 or 38 pts. Next up is a biggy the Presidents prize qualifiers best of luck folks.