Over the May Bank Holiday weekend Dunfanaghy’s Ulster Cup team played a very strong Dungannon side, with Captain Fergal Callan pulling out all the stops to field a quality side from Dunfanaghy Golf Club. The Ulster Cup format consists of 7 singles matches with the “home” side hosting 4 ties and the “away” side hosting the remaining 3 ties. The Dunfanaghy side boasted a very seasoned side made up of Fergal, Paddy Farry, James McMullan, Billy Griffin, Brian Dolan, Tom Kelly and Sean Quinn.
The lads were up against it but travelled in hope with Fergal, Paddy, James and Sean making the long journey up to the home of British Open winner, Darren Clarke. Having picked up Paddy Farry in the recent transfer window, this shrewd signing quickly repaid his transfer fee by winning his tie. At home, Billy showed his golfing prowess by picking up another win. In 4 of the other 5 ties, our lads were defeated by very narrow margins with their matches going down the 18th only to lose on the final green. We wish Dungannon every success in their ongoing journey in the Ulster Cup.
Many thanks to Fergal for putting this quality side together and it’s great to see a team of club stalwarts and recent newcomers come together for what could have been a superb victory. Maybe next year…
Finally, a word of thanks to Mary Lafferty for arranging the catering for the teams whilst the renovations at the clubhouse are completed.
Darren Clarke gazes out admiringly at Dunfanaghy legend Sean Quinn!
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