GOLF NEWS: FINNIAN O’DOHERTY IN FINE FORM AT NORTH WEST ALLIANCE MEETING

first_imgNORTH WESTERN GOLFING ALLIANCERETURNS TO BALLYLIFFIN [OLD LINKS]SATURDAY, 21st FEBRUARY: USUAL TEE-TIMES REMAIN IN PLACE: Returning to one of the Alliance Members’ favourite courses, Old Links @ Ballyliffin, members do indeed have a lot to look forward to, with the course and greens in their usual pristine condition.With the Golfer of the Year competition hotting up in both categories, the following are the positions with just two counting competitions to go .Gross Section: Finnian O’Doherty, Letterkenny G.C. 38pts; Seamus McMonagle, Dunfanaghy G.C. 28pts; Noel Callan, Faughan Valley 26pts; John G.McBride, Portsalon G.C. 23pts; Michael McGeady,North West G.C. 19pts. Local bookmakers are believed to have stopped taking bets on Finnian as being a “shoe-in” at this stage, although course punters reckon that John G. Mc Bride, just returned from competing in sunnier chimes, could upset the apple cart in the follow-up positions!Nett Section: Maurice McGettigan, Strabane G,C, 32pts; Odran McGettigan, Strabane G.C.22pts; Eddie McHugh, Strabane G.C.17pts; Brian McCarroll, North West G.C. 16pts; Padraig MacLochlainn, North West 15pts; Damien Gallagher, Dunfanaghy G.C. 14pts.No matter who the winner is in this section, it should definitely be a Strabane member! With the Mc Gettigan brothers going almost neck-to-neck with only a couple of “birdies” between them, it is hard to see either of them not taking the title although i’m sure that “steady Eddie” will give them a run for their money! GOLF NEWS: FINNIAN O’DOHERTY IN FINE FORM AT NORTH WEST ALLIANCE MEETING was last modified: February 17th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:golfNorth West AllianceNoticesSportlast_img read more

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Aegon Championships: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga joins exodus of seeds at Queen’s

first_imgJo-Wilfried Tsonga joined the exodus of the seeds at the Aegon Championships after being outplayed by Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller at a boiling hot Queen’s Club on Wednesday.The Frenchman, seeded five, had no answer to left-hander Muller’s swinging serve as he bowed out 6-4, 6-4.Top seed and five-times champion Andy Murray, French Open runner-up Stan Wawrinka and 2016 Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic all suffered surprise defeats on Tuesday.The 34-year-old Muller won the grasscourt title in Den Bosch on Sunday and has continued that form on the London lawns.With on-court temperatures nudging 40 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, Tsonga looked as listless as the sweltering crowd as Muller dominated behind his serve to claim his second title of the year, having never won one before.He needed one break of serve in each set to subdue former runner-up Tsonga and will move on to face either Murray’s conqueror Jordan Thompson of Australia or American Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals.American Donald Young also progressed, beating Serbia’s Viktor Troicki in straight sets.last_img read more

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