Junior Boys Registration Evening March 23rd
Kevin Flanagan - Competitions
Jim Robinson PGA
The Junior Golf Programme 2013
Every Saturday afternoon the Bomore tee is booked from 1.00 to 2.15 pm for junior competitions. The committee run an 18 and a 9 holes competition for the juniors depending on their capacity. Also helping them to develop their golfing skills is an excellent skills programme. Already we have 40 boys signed up for the programme this year. It involves 4 individual lessons followed by group lessons led out by Jim Robinson, our PGA professional and his team of assistant pros Keith & Martin. Also, Jim has committed to shadow the youngsters as they play in competitions on 6 of the Saturday afternoons. 3 members of the junior committee actively supervise the Saturday sessions. The 18 hole competitions are played off the normal white tees while the 9 hole competitions are played off the green tees.
So if you are down Bomore way on Saturdays and you see a hive of activity the 2020 All Ireland winning Fred Daly Team members are already practicing!
Saturday 6th April
18 Holes competition:
1st Tom Flanagan (11 yrs) 25 hndp - 40 pts
2nd Lee Chrystal (14 yrs) 22 hndp - 40 pts
9 Holes competition:
1st Sean McLaughlin (8 yrs) 22hndp - 27 pts
Fred Daly All Ireland finals.
ALL IRELAND TITLE FOR COUNTY SLIGO GOLFCLUB
County Sligo Golf Club have won the Fred Daly Trophy for the second time in their history. The tournament is the main team competition for Junior Golf (Under 18) in Ireland. It is named after the famous Irish Professional Golfer, Fred Daly, and is in existence since 1995.
The All Ireland Finals took place in Loughrea, Co Galway last week where the winners of the four provincial titles met to determine the Irish Champions for 2012. In the Semi Finals County Sligo met Castle Golf Club Dublin, while Faithlegg Golf Club Waterford met Cairndhu, the Ulster Champions. Castle were hot favorites to lift the title having defeated Carton House in the Leinster final, who won the tournament in 2011. However the boys from Rosses Point, who lost the 2011 final, were in no mood to miss out again and emerged victorious by 4 ½ matches to 2 ½. Winners for County Sligo were Sean Flanagan (3/1), Conor Mc Daniel (3/1), TJ Ford (4/2) and the clinching point by Ronan Forkin who birdied 19. David Brady and Alan Gaynor had narrow losses while Cian Feeney was 1 up on 18 when called in. The other Semi- final was also a very close affair with Faithlegg winning 4-3, the deciding match going all the way to 18.
The final in the afternoon saw County Sligo on top for most of the afternoon however a Faithlegg fight back left the destination of the title very much in the balance particularly when Sean Flanagan, in the top match went behind with only 1 hole to go. It was then that the special bond and spirit of the Rosses Point team came to the fore. Conor McDaniel had a tremendous win (5/4) and this was quickly followed by another fine win for Alan Gaynor (3/2), who is Junior Captain at the Club. David Brady closed out his match in style to win 2/1 while Cian Feeney ran into some great golf and lost 6/5. This left County Sligo leading 3-1 however it was not clear if that last vital point was to be secured. TJ Ford finished his match all square after he and his opponent shared the last hole in birdies and so went up 19. Ronan Forkin was also level in his match with one hole left.
Flanagan birdied 18 to take his match with Robin Dawson (recently selected for Junior Ryder Cup team) into tie holes. The tension was unbearable as both Flanagan and Dawson had chances to win on 19, 20 and 21. A fantastic struggle ended on the 22nd when Flanagan’s par was good enough to win and that precious 4th point was achieved. It was a fitting end to a great year for the young Sligo man, who recently made the Irish Boys team when ironically Dawson was his foursomes partner. With the other matches called in the final score of 5-2 was a little harsh on the Waterford team.
There were jubilant scences when all the players and spectators arrived back at the Clubhouse. Accepting the Fred Daly Trophy and Pennant team Captain, Neil Gaynor paid tribute to his co selector Anton Murphy, Junior Convenor Kevin Flanagan, Professional Coaches Jim Robinson, Martin Mc Ternan and Keith O Neill and all who helped bring the All Ireland title to Rosses Point. A very proud Club Captain, Bryan Kilfeather then accepted the coveted Green pennant for 2012.
The Club will now represent Ireland at the Home Nations tournament in Spain next year.
The provincial final of the Fred Daly (under 18) was played over two legs at the weekend. The first leg was played at home with Co Sligo beating Galway 5-2. In the second leg played away, Co Sligo lost to Galway 2-5. With the result all square each team nominated a player for a play-off match. Co Sligo’s Sean Flanagan beat Galway’s Ronan Mullarney on the 2nd play-off hole to retain the provincial title for Co Sligo. Well done to the team- Sean Flanagan, Conor Mc Daniel, David Brady, Alan Gaynor, TJ Ford, Luke Armstrong , Ronan Forkin , Ben Rooney and Cian Feeney and to team captain’s Neil Gaynor and Anton Murphy.Well done to Ronan and Ben who won matches in both legs of the final.
The County Sligo boys under 15 team won the Connacht inter-club stroke-play competition in Galway G.C on friday ,29th June.Fifteen teams played in the competition. Athenry G.C had a good score of 331(aggregate gross score four out of five cards)early in the afternoon despite wet and windy conditions. Co.Sligo waited until late afternoon before it was confirmed that they had beaten Athenry by one stroke. The Co.Sligo team comprised T.J Ford, Cian Feeney, Tom O’Hara, Conor Wynne, Joseph Keyes, Subs; Johnny Armstrong and Paddy Bird.
Junior Girl's Captain Emma Mc Ternan
Junior Boy's Captain Sean Flanagan.
The Co. Sligo U18 boys played in the Connacht Provincial Junior Foresomes at Strandhill Golf Club on Friday 20th July. Co. Sligo were defending their Provincial and All Ireland title. Team captain Joe Keyes and his team of Alan Gaynor & Conor Wynne and Conor Mc Daniel & Ronan Forkin qualified for the afternoon final in first place out of 25 teams with a combined nett score of 133.5. Castlebar came second on 136.5 after beating Ballina by one point. In the final, Co Sligo played well but were beaten on the day by a strong Castlebar team. Alan Gaynor & Conor Wynne won their match on the 18th green, by one hole while in the second match Co.Sligo’s Conor Mc Daniel & Ronan Forkin lost to a very strong Castlebar pairing, who had a great score of 3 under par,and won the match on the 17th green by four holes, thereby winning the overall match by three holes
Emma Mc Ternan
Edel Mc Dermott
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