Bann let great chance slip to give Rossmore the advantage in Cup

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The Banbridge Junior Cowdy Cup team, captained by Colin Smylie, let slip a great chance in their first round match against Rossmore.

In the first leg at home, Colin’s team looked as if they were going to take a 4-0 lead into the second leg.

Dominic Quinn and James Bryson won the top game in some style, by 5 and 4.

Brian Knox and Darren Barker played very well to win by 2 up.

Banbridge were ahead for long periods in the last two games but they couldn’t finish the job.

Gerry Blevins and Robert Haire were disappointed to lose by 2 and 1.

Aidan Doran and Sean McGreevey, two very experienced players, managed to pull a defeat from the jaws of victory. They lost by 2 holes down.

So, at the halfway stage, the score is level at 2 games each.

The second leg is next Sunday and Rossmore must be favourites to advance.

But, you never know, golf is a funny game.

The Matchplay

Championship

The first round of the Matchplay Championship has almost been completed.

The results are as follows:

Sherwin Curran beat Mel Hamill 2 and 1.

John Convery beat Bobby Geddis 5 and 3.

Hugo Downey beat Neil Comiskey 1 up.

Cecil Wilson beat Philip Strong.

John McDowell beat Graham Shannon 1 up.

Joe McGivern beat Gordon Cruikshanks at the 19th.

Lee Willdridge beat Eamon McConville 3 and 2.

Ashton Clydesdale beat Kevin McKay 1 up.

Kenny Jones beat Johnny McKinstrey 1 up.