Sunday 21st February 2016
Single Stableford Competition/Winter League Semi Finals
We had two events down for decision on a damp and blustery day last Sunday. First up was a single stableford competition sponsored by Property Team Mollin Estates. Matt Curran (18) made it two wins on the bounce, even with an internal cut Matt`s 40pts proved too big a target for all others. Early riser Gerard Kenny (16) was wide awake to score 39pts to take the runner up spot.
Later on it was the semi finals for the Fitzpatricks Garage Hyundai sponsored Winter League. The first match saw The Insulators captained by Stephen Comerford come up against Denis Meredith`s The Walter Mitties. Wins for Noel Maguire, Stephen Comerford, Keith Bracken and Phil Walsh gave The Insulators a 4.5 to 0.5 win. This sounded like a comprehensive thrashing but the matches were much closer with most going to the 16/17th. Martin Jordan saved a complete whitewash, halving his match with Jim Slattery.
The second semi was a much closer affair with Andrew O`Neill`s The A-Team facing Derek Hannon`s The Buzz Bees. The Buzz Bees went two up with wins for Dave O`Connell and Shane Corcoran. Ambrose O`Brien and Ger Heavy squared things up at 2 – 2. The deciding match saw Club Captain Adrian Stewart overcome Derek Hannon on the 17th after a very tightly contested affair to send the A-Team through.
The Winter League final gets underway at 11.00am next Sunday, with the presentation of prizes to follow shortly afterwards. Preceeding the final there will be a single stableford competition sponsored by John Connolly autos.
Our seniors open continues every Tuesday and our open Stableford continues every Thursday. Bookings can be made at www.castlebarna.ie or by phoning the clubhouse on 057 9353384.New members always welcome – see web site for latest news.