The Pierce Purcell Qualifier took place on Sunday last with 13 teams competing, the Clones team captained by Pat Connolly qualified for the
next stage of the Competition and now go forward to play our neighbours
Rossmore in the Slieve Russell.
The Lipton’s Open Weekend was a huge success attracting over 120 players in the 3 day weekend stableford repeater and we would like to thank Tony and Michelle Morgan of Lipton’s Clones for their generous sponsorship. Thanks also to their son Keiran who did a splendid job of representing the business at the presentation evening. Not only did we have superb scores from the players but we even had the drama of a hole in one at the second by Joe Smith! A special presentation was made to Joe on the night, fabulous! The winner of the men’s competition with a massive 42 points was Tom McQuillan just beating Fergal Connolly into 2nd on a countback also with 42 points. Gerry O’Reilly Snr. was 3rd with 40 points and Niall Murphy (Redhills) claimed the gross with 31. The winner of the ladies prize was Mary Trant with 37 points, Joy “good round the greens” Cassidy was 2nd with 32 points and Doli Maguire was 3rd with 29 points. Mary Trant also had the best gross with 22. The visitors’ prize went to Alan Richardson of the Slieve Russell with 36 points and it was nice to hear such superb compliments from Alan about the course.