FOYLE GOLF Club defeated Fortwilliam in Killymoon on Sunday to progress to the final of the Ulster section of the Pierce Purcell Cup.
The Ballyarnet club, under the captaincy of Kevin Dunn and Jackie Thomas, will now meet Rossmore at Dunmurray on Sunday, August 12th with the winners going on to Kindale Golf Club, Co. Cork for the All-Ireland Cups and Shields Finals in September.
Foyle had got off to a great start on Sunday with Tommy Bradley and Kris McMorris winning 6-5 and they followed up with Ruari O’Connor and Raymond Tracey winning 6-4 to take a two match lead.
Fortwilliam claimed the next two matches with Jim McGrotty and John Coyle losing 2-1 and Kieran Bradley and Brian O’Neill losing out at the first extra hole.
With a place in the final resting on the last pair, Kevin Crumley and Cormac Cassidy won the 16th hole to go two up and they booked Foyle a place in the final when they halved the 17th for a 2-1 victory.
Results of Club Stableford played on Sunday, July 22nd - 1, Martin Kivelehan (5) 35pts.
Fixtures - Today (Friday) - Foyle Friday Open Stableford; Tomorrow (Saturday) Anniversary Open Stableford sponsored by Cable & Accessories. Book online at www.foylegolfcentre.co.uk or telephone 71352222; Sunday - Crumley Construction Monthly Medal.
Open Week results - Monday, July 16th and Tuesday, July 17th - Cottage Bar teams of three Stableford - 1, Paul Henry (11), Garreth Porter (18), 3, Caolan McLaughlin (18) 106pts; 2, Michael Lynch (14), Condy Quinn (17), Bernard Doherty (17) 94.
Wednesday, July 18th and Thursday, July 19th - Cavan Crystal Open Stableford - 1, break of tie, Fiachra O’Flaherty (11) 43pts; 2, Patrick McConnell (17) 43; Gross - Pauric O’Flaherty (3) 67; 3, Paul Henry (10) 42; Visitor - Luke Bradley (5) 36; Back 9 - break of tie, Christopher McLaughlin (20) 22; Lady Winner - Marian Simpson (27) 19; C.S.S. - 38.
Friday, July 20th, Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd - Teams of four Scramble Open Stableford sponsored by Pat Doherty Plumbing and Heating Supplies and Grant Engineering Birr - 1, Brian Griffin (7), Fiachra O’Flaherty (10), Peter Kelly (13), Stephen O’Sullivan (24) 53pts; 2, break of tie, Michael McCann (J) (12), Mickey McCann (18), Ray Gallagher (19), Jack Duffy (19) 52pt.
Once again the open week calendar proved to be a tremendous success.
And the committee and members would like to thank all the sponsors and competitors for their support.
There will be a three day Open Stroke this Monday, July 23rd, Tuesday 24th and Wednesday, July 25th, which is sponsored by Heatmerchants Letterkenny and Romaqua.
The competition tomorrow and Sunday will be an Open Stableford which is sponsored by Brennan’s Pharmacy, Buncrana.
There is a timesheet in operation and contacting the clubhouse at 0749362279 can reserve a tee time.
The “Find the Joker” is still running and the jackpot at present is E1,075.
Lines cost E2 each and can be purchased at the clubhouse.
The annual Caravanners Classic is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 18th. For more information, please contact the club on 0749136335.
Heineken Open Gents Singles Stableford, played on July 18th resulted as follows - 1, b.o.t., Gary Wright 41pts; 2, John McNulty 41; Gross - Shane Greer 31; 3, David Patterson 40; 1st 9 - Sean Duffy Jnr 23; 2nd 9 - Tim Ryan 20; CSS - 38.
Muckish S&G Gents Singles Stableford, July 20th results - 1, b.o.t, Sean Duffy Jnr 43; 2, Conor J. Moore 43; Gross - b.o.t, Shane Greer 31; 3, .o.t, Shaun Cannon 41; Visitor - James Fox 40; 1st 9 - Bobby Carey 25; 2nd 9 - b.o.t, John Joe McGeever 21; CSS - 37.
Fergus Mullen Open Fourball betterball Stroke - 1, break of tie, Michael Cannon/Shaun Cannon 60;
2, Cathal McMonagle/D McColgan 60; Gross - D Bogues/William McCallion 69; 3, Mark McHugh/Patrick Duffy 60.
Tennents Gents Open Stroke - 1, Rory O’Hare 65; 2, Patrick McFadden 66; Gross - James McLaughlin 76; 3, Patsy McVicar 68;
Visitor - James Sandilands 70; 1st 9 - Dominic Bogues 30.5; 2nd 9 - Paul Gallagher 33.5; CSS - 70.