ANDREW Leckey and Mark Sproule lifted the open pairs prize in Richhill recently following glory across the St Matthew’s tournament.
Success was recorded on a scoreline of 11-7 over Andrew Hughes and Paul Moffett in the James Mackey Memorial Cup main event.
The finals attracted 10 pairings of players, with qualifying names as follows:
Nigel Uprichard (St Matthew’s), Sean Conroy (Redeemer), Andrew Hughes (St Saviour’s), Eddie Crawford (Mossley), Scott Jess (St Mark’s), Danny McStravick (Desertmartin), Andrew Leckey (St Mark’s), Cecil Dillon (St Joseph’s Poyntzpass), Stevie McCall (Armagh GC), Paul Reid (Ballinderry).
“Thanks go to everyone who helped to organise the tournament,” said Alan Caldwell, the St Matthew’s club chairman. “Support from the sponsors and church has been crucial, plus those individuals so happy to devote free time to the competition.”
Josie Brennan - an honorary member of the St Matthew’s club - made the prize presentations.
Proceeds from the tournament will go towards the Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke Association.
ZONE CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
WARINGSTOWN provided the setting recently for the Zone Championship finals, with winners as follows:
SINGLES: Andrew Leckey (St Mark’s) beat Pauline Beattie (St Mark’s).
PAIRS: Gerry Crosby/Sean Conroy (St Anthony’s) beat Catherine McMillen/David Beattie (Drumgor).
MIXED PAIRS: Bernie Conlon/Noel Conlon (Jethro) beat Robert Cassells/Pauline Beattie (St Mark’s).
TRIPLES: Gerry Crosby/Sean Breen/Stan Conroy (St Anthony’s) beat Kathleen Daly/Finbar McGready/John McCann (Tullysaran).
RINKS: Gary Culbert/Matthew Crawford/Jal Richardson/Andrew Leckey (St Mark’s) beat Paul Moffett/Billy Martin/Glen Smith/Derek Wright (St Saviour’s).
This season’s programme marked the first triples showdown and thanks go to the family of the late John Doone and the Drumgor club for providing the trophy.