With the sixth card returned in The Desmond Motors Winter League at Foyle, Team 11, consisting of Ciaran Gillen, Ryan Gillen, Caolan McLaughlin, and Scott Kennedy, having returned the best score in the league so far with 101 points for an accumulated total of 563 pts, take an 11 point lead over the chasing pack.
And with four cards to return and the teams now having to drop their lowest scores, it is still not possible to indentify the eight teams that will reach the final.
Leading Teams (Card 6) - Team 11 - Ciaran Gillen, Ryan Gillen, Caolan McLaughlin, Scott Kennedy 563pts; Team 25 - John Jennings, Mar Doherty, Jim McFadden, Dermott Harkin, 552pts; Team 20 - Kieran Bradley, Martin Loughrey, Brendan Barr, Jay Lucas 543pts; Team 5 - Matt Donnell, Leo Young, Joe Doran, Joe Flanagan, 541pts; Team 9 - Tommy Bradley, Stephen Powell, Lawerance Powell, Joe Bradley 539pts.
There was another excellent turnout for the Foyle Sunday Society in their seventh outing and once again the ever consistent Martin Loughrey took top honours for the third time this season with a fine score of 41pts.
Full result - 1, Martin Loughrey (11) 41pts; 2, Neal Cooke (12) 40; 3, break of tie, Paul McGuigan (3) 39; Juvenile competition - 1, David Knox (Jun) (19) 43; 2, Lawerance Powell (9) 38.
Sunday Society Christmas Hamper competition will take place on Sunday, December 11th and all members taking part are asked to enter their names on the sheet provided in the shopas soon as possible in order to facilitate tee times.
Turkey competitions - Cat. 0-11 - Matt Donnell (11) 24pts; Jay Lucas (11) 23; Cat. 12-17 - Ruari O’Connor (14) 24; Sean Sands (16) 22; Cat. 18+ Steven O’Connor (23) 23; Martin Gallagher (26) 23.
Foyle Golf Club’s Christmas Hamper competition will take place on Sunday, December 4th and all members taking part are asked to enter their names on the sheet provided in the shop on or before Monday, November 28th when the draw for playing partners will take place.
Despite attrocious conditions, which saw last week’s North-West Thursday Society competition reduced to nine hoels, Brian McCarroll returned the top score of 20 points.
The runner-up, following a break of tie was Frank McCarroll with 18 points while Gerry Coyle took third spot on the same score.
The competition winner was the only player to card a “2.”
This Thursday’s competition is a Singles Stableford event, to be played over 18 holes.
City of Derry
James Desmond (15) came out on top once again in City of Derry’s weekly Thursday Society competition, his second win in four outings.
On the most inclement of days when just 26 hardy souls ventured out, his superbly compiled 34 points over 13 holes gave him a two points winning margin over second placed George Curry (9) with Ricky Porter (12) a further shot behind taking the third and final spot.