Senior Cowdy Cup hopes are dashed by Warrenpoint

Paul McAleavey won 7.5 points over two legs in the Senior Cowdy Cup match.
Paul McAleavey won 7.5 points over two legs in the Senior Cowdy Cup match.

Not for the first time, Warrenpoint have knocked Banbridge out of the Senior Cowdy Cup.

As reported last week, Warrenpoint won the first leg over their home course, 22 points to 10. The second leg was played at Banbridge last Friday with Warrenpoint needing ten and a half points for victory.

Paul McAleavey, who was the only member of the Banbridge team to get the maximum four points in the firsr leg, got three and a half points this time. Paul beat four handicapper Declan McConville.

Rory Leonard lost all four points against Jamie Fletcher (1). That was a shock for Banbridge and a boost for Warrenpoint.

Luke Woods (4) also lost. He was playing David Barron (1).

Jonathan Shannon (5) halved his game against Michael McCann (3).

At this stage, Warrenpoint had 9 points. They only needed one more.

Josh Crory, Rory McMullan and Callum Barnes were all ahead after 9 holes and looking good.

But it was all irrelevant because Scott Nelson lost his game against Shane McMahon and that was it was all over.

Team captain, Tom Mulholland, and his team were disappointed. They had high hopes but Warrenpoint dashed them.

Eight players remain in The Haughton Smyth Cup

The first round of the Haughton Smyth Cup has been completed with the following results:

Jonathan Ward beat Gordon Enderson 4 and 3.

Kieran Magennis w/o against Connor Doran.

Kenny Stevenson beat Andrew Shaw 6 and 5.

Kieran McGreevey beat Mark McCoy.

Barry Tumelty beat Cecil Wilson.

Luke Woods beat Bill McCandless 2 and 1.

Callum Barnes beat Gary McCormick.

Jonathan Shannon beat Colin McKinney 4 and 3.

Eight players left. Only one can win. Who do you think it will be? I wouldn’t hazard a guess.

Sweep Results

Monday 20th June

We at the golf club are always on the lookout for another rising star. The chat among those who know would suggest that B.J. McAnarney might just be that person. We will watch his progress with interest.

1st - B.J. McAnarney (21) 31 points.

2nd - Fergie Cosgrove (12) 29 points.

Thursday 23rd June

Kenny Arlow has an unusual complaint regarding his golf game.

He is getting too much backspin and he doesn’t know how he does it. There are a lot of other golfers about who would just love that complaint.

1st - Kenny Arlow (12) 32 points. 2nd - Aidan Doran (18) 31 points.