Team Eight continue to lead the way at Foyle

WITH six cards returned in the Pitchers’ Spring League at Foyle, Team 8 - Mark Doherty, Ciaran O’Doherty, John Jennings and Dermott Harkin - have amassed 545 points after returning another excellent score of 96 points.

They now hold a 16 points lead at the top of the qualifying section of the league with four cards to play and with the teams having to drop their lowest scores, it is still all to play for as the teams compete for the top eight places in the matchplay section.The leading teams after six cards are - Team 8 - Mark Doherty, Ciaran O’Doherty, John Jennings, Dermott Harkin, 545 points; Team 15 - David Wilson, Rob Ewing, Declan Ryan, Brendan Gallagher, 529; Team 7 - Kieran Bradley, Joe Bradley, John Logue, Martin Loughrey, 528; Team 9 - John Coyle, Maurice Temple, Tommy Bryson, Jim McGrotty, 503; Team 1 - Eamon O’Kane, Raymond Tracey, Gerald Toland, Michael Coyle, 497.Easter Egg competition results - Category, Cat. 8-12, Stuart Gauld (11) 27 pts.; Cat. 13-17, Kevin Crumley (13) 25; Cat. 18+ Mark Doherty (18) 26.

Foyle Golf Club held its 20th annual general meeting recently and the outgoing Captain, Mr. George Fitzpatrick, before stepping down from his second term in office thanked everyone for their support, saying he was leaving with some great memories he presented Junior Captain Gary Mc Evoy with his 2014 Jumper, after reading a citation about the Clubs Hon Secretary John J Logue he presented him with Honorary Life Membership of Foyle Golf Club, then presented incoming Captain Mr Chris Lynch with his 2014 Jacked, in his acceptance address Chris said it was a great honor to be

Captain of the Club, after congratulating George on his achievements during the past year, said he had a big act to follow but would strive to continue with the forward progression of our Club.

Foyle Golf Club Captain, Mr Chris Lynch, extends his profound sympathy on behalf of Foyle Golf Club to fellow members, Sean and Finbar Logue, following the recent eeath of their sister, Ann-Marie.

May she rest in peace.

Forthcoming competitions - the Pitchers’ Spring League continues daily as do the Easter Egg competitions.

Sunday, March 9th, Foyle Sunday Society outing.

Notes From Dunfanaghy

Recent results - Wednesday Open, February 26th - 1, Willie Wilkin, 40 points; 2, Des Kelly, 39.

Sunday, March 2nd - 1, Tony McGilloway, 43 points; 2, John Chambers, 39; gross, Daniel Gallagher, 36; 3, Gerard Harkin, 38; Category prize, Peter Johnston, 34; first nine, Willie Wilkin, 20; second nine, break of tie, Andy Murray, 20.

There will be entertainment in place for St. Patrick’s weekend.

Also the draw for the Mixed Foursomes will take place in the Clubhouse tonight (Friday), from 7.30 p.m. Competitions this week:

Forthcoming fixtures - tomorrow (Sat.), Fourball Better Ball; Sunday, March 9th, Gents Confined Singles Stableford.

A new name joined the role of honour of winners of Juvenile competitions last Saturday when Andy Ward claimed the Cadet Prize thanks to some great golf.

In the main section, Edward O’Reilly took the honours ahead of James Sweeney and Conor Cheevers.

City of Derry Results

Results for Saturday, March 1st - Confined Stableford - 1, William Acheson (20) 40 points; 2, Barry McCallion (18) 36; 3, Mark Sheridan (15) 35.

Sunday Society, March 2nd - 1, Peter Deans (23) 41 points; 2. Eddie Mitchell (13) 36; 3, Denis O’Connell (18) 35; 4, Brian Mulgrew (17) 34; 5, Brian Burns (13) 34; 6, Fred Young (7) 34.

Forthcoming events - tomorrow (Sat.), Confined Stableford; Sunday, March 9th, Sunday Society; Thursday, March 13th, Thursday Society; Saturday,March 15th, Confined Stableford; Sunday, March 16th, Sunday Society;Monday 17th March, St. Patrick’s Day, Captain’s Drive-In (12.45 p.m.) followed by a Ladies & Gents Teams of Four competition with a shotgun start at 1.00 p.m. Entry fee is £6, which includes a bowl of stew in clubhouse afterwards. Presentation at 6 p,m., enter via Professionals Shop.

CITY OF DERRY LADIES

The following are the results from City of Derry Ladies Branch - Tuesday, March 4th - 12 holes Stableford - 1, break of tie, Pamela Rutherford (21) 25 points; 2, Frances McLaughlin (25) 21; 3 Marie Clifford (24) 20.

Next Tuesday, March 11th, will be the last winter competition and it will be the final opportunity for ladies to enter the Winter Ringer.