Fiachra’s Team Win again in Connaught Shield
Carrick men took on Ballina golf club in the second round of the Connaught shield yesterday at 4.30 in perfect conditions. Carrick had 3 matches at home and 2 away.
The Carrick team captained by Fiachra Neary lined up as follows:
David McDermott & Noel McDermott (The Stadlers)
Nathan Flynn & Paul O Brien
Sean Bohan & Shan Kelly
Albert Hogg & Pat Gannon
Eamon McGirl & Liam Brune
Before the match all eyes were on the Stadlers, who let’s face it between them have had a fairly mixed interclub record this year and they must have been feeling the pressure before the tee off. All credit to the lads, after a slowest start the Mc’s took a firm hold of their match winning the first point of the evening on the 14th.
Next point on the board went to Ballina when they defeated Albert and Pat on the 16th in Ballina (seemingly the lads were playing against Ricky flower and Dustin Johnston according to Albert)
The next match went to Carrick when the new pairing of Nathan and Paul had a comfortable victory against their opponents winning 6 and 5 on the 13th.
Carrick secured the 3rd point they needed in the next match away as McGirl and Brune put a second away win on their record with a great 5 and 4 win on the 14th in Ballina.
The Pairing of Bohan and Kelly were called in on the 13th as their point was irrelevant at this stage to the outcome of the match.
It was another great win on the interclub stage for Carrick, where wining has become a bit of a habit during the past number of weeks.
Next match is against Enniscrone in two weeks time !!
Talking points of the match :
- Was it 2 shanks or 3 Sean ???
- David Mc. learned that if you are going to say anything about Sean shanking the ball you should be more than a 3 Iron distance away from him at the time !!!!!
- Albert and Pat showed some good signs against Ricky and Dustin and made it all the way to the 16th this week .
- Have Eamon and Liam shown enough away form to merit a trip to Ougherard next week ???
- Encase you though I forgot I didn’t, Sean and Shane were 2 down on the 13 when they were called in !!!!!
Well done to all !!!!!!