The Banbridge Junior Cowdy Cup team played Kilkeel in the first leg of their quarterfinal match last Sunday evening.
Banbridge had the home advantage for the first leg and their team captain, Colin Smylie, was hoping for at least a 3-1 win. The final score was indeed 3-1 but in favour of Kilkeel, not Banbridge.
Dominic Quinn and John Convery lost 4 and 2 against Aaron Clydesdale and Alan Wilson.
Kenny Jones and Kieran Lennon beat Declan Fitzpatrick and Jim Boyd 6 and 5.
Sean McGreevey and Dermot Magee lost 3 and 2 against Billy Hogg and Sean McVey.
Gerry Blevins and Kieran McGreevey lost by one hole against Vincent Smith and Cyril Morris.
The second leg will be played at Kilkeel next Saturday and the Banbridge team face an uphill task. But, who knows, a miracle might happen.
Fionnuala Crossey showed she can play great golf both all weather conditions with her second consecutive win.
Having recently won the Challenge Cup in the wind and rain, she was once again winner of the competition on Tuesday 9th July which was played in the recent heatwave conditions.
Other sections winners on July 9 were Ann Mairs, Lorna McKinstry and Mary Parkes. Fionnuala reduced her handicap from 14-12 and Mary Parkes’ was cut to 30. The competition played on July 16 was the PGA Tankard, the winner of which progresses to play in the regional finals at a date later in the year. This year’s winner was the Jane Doyle with a super net 62. Section winners were Ann Magennis, Joy Gowdy and Rita Downey. Jane’s handicap is reduced from 35-32 and Rita Downey also is reduced to 30.