Fred Daly success the latest forward step in Tandragee’s youth programme

Tandragee captain Hamilton Loney (back row, fourth left) with club players including team captain Andy Latimer (back row, fourth right) following Fred Daly Ulster Championship glory. Also included are Tony Cassidy (Fred Daly competition convenor) and Peter Sinclair (GUI Ulster branch chairman).
Tandragee captain Hamilton Loney (back row, fourth left) with club players including team captain Andy Latimer (back row, fourth right) following Fred Daly Ulster Championship glory. Also included are Tony Cassidy (Fred Daly competition convenor) and Peter Sinclair (GUI Ulster branch chairman).
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Tandragee’s commitment to junior development received another boost on Sunday with success in the Fred Daly Ulster Championship.

Victory against Fortwilliam set up a showdown against Clandeboye at Moyola Park - with Tandragee wrapping up the Ulster prize and securing All-Ireland qualification for the August 25 finals.

The morning session left Tandragee with just two defeats from seven outings.

Clandeboye held a 3-2 lead in the final before Cameron Fox claimed a win on the 18th and Jordan McKenzie produced a decisive putt across the 17th.

The Fred Daly success marks the latest achievement by Tandragee juniors.

It follows on from selection for William Small and David Cunningham in Ulster’s Inter-Provincial Championship campaign.

At club level, Philip Irwin and Colin McKillop joined together to win the weekend fourball\betterball competition.

They posted 45 points to edge out the pairing of Philip Saunders and Colin Bruce.

The countback system wrapped up runners-up spot for Saunders and Bruce over Robin Kenny and David Shortt.

Six points over the final three holes proved decisive for Kenny and Shortt to edge ahead of Gary Calvert and Brian Fyffe.

Sunday’s Club Stableford featured Ivan Megaw in top spot on 43 points, with Keith Lester the runner-up thanks to 39.

Tandragee’s teams took part in Ulster Cup, Rossmore Cup and Junior Cowdy events.

The Ulster Cup players sit 21 holes up following the first leg against Castlehume, with the away trip planned for August 15.

In the Junior Cowdy, Tandragee won the tie against Cloverhill by a clean sweep at home then strong away display to secure a semi-final against Down Royal.

Tandragee will visit Down Royal on Sunday.

The Rossmore Cup players produced success on the last hole to see off Mourne and set up a first-leg home date against Banbridge on August 28.

LOUGHGALL

Stuart Eagle edged past Willie McWilliams to capture the Captain’s Day prize at Loughgall on 42 points.

The race for Eddie Millar’s main prize featured some slick scoring - with Johnny Lockhart next in line and Jonathan Hewitt the top gross tally.

Robert Treanor was the leading senior and section winners were Jackson Ruddock (0-12), Patrick McCrory (13-18), William Camblin (19-plus), Darren Wilson (front nine), Marty Dalzell (back nine).

Other winners included David Mitchell (nearest to the pin) and Stephen Wilson (longest drive),

Thanks go to the Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Councillor Darryn Causby, for his support towards the junior section and Captain’s charity of Guide Dogs For The Blind NI.

Other club competition winners included captain Eddie Millar (Murder Mystery NI-sponsored Weekly Challenge) and Wayne Crawford (Nutmeg Treasures-sponsored Wednesday Sweep).

Daniel Brown won the 18-hole Captain’s Day prize for juniors over Nathan Agg, John Morrison, Fintan Walsh and Ben Currie.