High Scoring in Club 4Ball Qualifier.
With 16 teams to qualify from a big field it was felt high scoring was required to make the cut, especially with the “new” 9/10 of Handicap and so it proved with 39 points been the cut mark. Of the three 39 point scores the one to miss out on B9 was Vice Captain Anthony Noone & Club Secretary Gordon Kavanagh. Other notables who missed the cut last years winners Mick Gallagher & Martin Talbot & finalists from 2015 Hugh Bracken & The Barber. “The Cousins” John Coffey & Shane Kelly, Captain Damien Duignan & Frank Curran, Sean Bohan & Keith Duignan, Father & Son pairings of Albert & Keith Hogg, Declan & Jason Loftus and Tommy & Sean Mulvey all failed to make cut. The McDermott’s are well represented in first round draw though with Noel & Mark being top scorer’s with a great score of 44 points matched by David & Fiachra Neary also on 44 including an eagle on the 9th by David holing out his second shot for 5 points and Kevin McDermott & Kevin Gilboy who made the cut with 41.
1 Noel & Mark McDermott V 16 Pat King & Andy Connellan
8 Adrian Beirne & Jim King V 9 Kevin Gilboy & Kevin McDermott
5 Eamonn McGirl & Gerry McDermott V 12 Kevin Ward & Benny Boyle
13 Pat Gannon & Gerry Emmett V 4 Martin Carrington & Paul Weafer
3 PJ Sharkey & John Crowe V 14 Tom Daly & Sean Gilmartin
6 Chris Lowe & Leo Mulvey V 11 Tommy Flynn & Frank McGrath
10 Tommy Aherne & Niall Loftus V 7 Damien Quigley & Kevin Sheeran
15 Peadar Griffin & Padraig MacShera V 2 Fiarchra Neary & David McDermott