Senior Cowdy team reaches semi-final

BANBRIDGE have reached the semi-final of the Senior Cowdy Cup after a rather facile victory over Dungannon.

Banbridge trailed 14-18 after the first away leg but this, in fact, was an excellent result for Kenny Stevenson’s team.

The home leg was played last Thursday evening and the Banbridge squad went about the task of amassing eighteen and a half points with some gusto.

Colin Wilton beat Joe Timlin in the top game by 5 and 4 and Colin got three and a half points.

Stuart Hunter beat Martin Currie 6 and 5 and he got all four points.

Jonathan Burns beat Ryan Starkey 3 and 2 and he too got the maximum four points.

There was a temporary setback when Kenny Stevenson lost on the final green against Conor McCaughey. Kenny got a half point.

Banbridge were, at this stage, leading 26-22. They were slowly but surely closing in on victory.

Rory Madeley beat Jack McIlroy 5 and 3 and Rory got all four points.

Kieran Magennis beat Cormac McKenna 3 and 2 for yet another maximum.

That was it all over and Dungannon had to admit defeat.

The last two games, Neil Clydesdale versus David Fanthorpe and Paul Magennis versus Colin Wallace, were called in. They were both close but it didn’t matter.

Banbridge will now play Ardglass in the semi-final and that will not be so easy.

Kenny Stevenson has an excellent squad of players and he will certainly have them well prepared for the semi-final.

We wish them god luck.