It’s Tight at the Top at Ballyarnett!

WITH seven cards now returned in the Pitchers’ Spring League at Foyle and the teams having to drop their lowest scores, Team 8, consisting Mark Doherty, Ciaran O’Doherty, John Jennings and Dermott Harkin still lead but only by a single point from Team 15 with the chasing pack in close pursuit.

The leading teams after the return of seven cards are - Team 8 - Mark Doherty, Ciaran O’Doherty, John Jennings and Dermott Harkin, 548 points; Team 15 - David Wilson, Rob Ewing, Declan Ryan, Brendan Gallagher, 547; Team 5 - David Knox, Stuart Gauld, David Knox Jun., Paul McLaughlin, 540; Team 7 - Kieran Bradley, Joe Bradley, John Logue, Martin Loughrey, 539; Team 1 - Eamon O’Kane, Raymond Tracey, Gerry Toland, Michael Coyle, 506.

The Qualifying Stage of the League finishes on Sunday, March 30th.

Buncrana Mini-League Semi-Finals DECIDED

The semi-finals of the qualifiers section in the Buncrana Mini-League were played last weekend and the match of the day was between Oliver Doherty & Robert Doherty who faced Jim Caldwell & Andy Doherty.

Jim & Andy took an early two holes lead and they were playing some excellent golf. However, Oliver & Robert fought back to win the ninth hole and bring the match back to one down after nine.

Over the back nine the pairings played some tremendous golf, Oliver & Robert fought back to level the match and then went on to win the match 1 up.

In the other semi-final, Brian Griffin & Damien Doherty played some of their best golf of the competition to defeat Mickey McCann & Jack Duffy 4&3.

The final of the Qualifiers Section and the semi-finals of the Non-Qualifiers Section in the Mini-League will take place over tomorrow (Sat.) and Sunday, March 16th.

This weekend will also see the official start of the 2014 competitive calendar and it promises to be a very exciting year of golf with various competition formats on offer over the coming months.

It all starts this weekend, with the annual James Bradley Filling Station (Fahan) Open Stroke which will be played over tomorrow (Saturday), Sunday, March 16th and Monday, March 17th.

The traditional Captains’ Drive-In for Mr. Ciaran McLaughlin and Ms. Deborah McElhinney, will also take place this Sunday, March 16th at 11.30 a.m. sharp.

Meanwhile, results of the Confined Stableford, played last weekend, was - 1, Paul Eccles (15) 44 points; 2, Billy McDaid (18) 42; 3, Oliver Doherty (8) 40.

Annual subscriptions are now due and anyone who has not made their intention clear in regards to membership will not be permitted to participate in any competitions.

New members will now be made welcome and anyone interested please contact the clubhouse on 074-93-62279.

Congratulations to Rachel Hegarty who won the E535 Find the Joker Jackpot last week. The new jackpot now starts at E200. Lines cost E2 and the Committee would appreciate it if members would buy a line or even help with the sale of a card.