Cup News!

The Branagan, Killane and Willie Brennan Cup competitions have started.

Elm Mount got off to an excellent start in the Branagan, with a 3½-2½ win away to the Armstrong cup winners, Gonzaga, in the first match. The scores on each board were:-
Gavin Melaugh 0-1 Sam Collins
Shane Melaugh ½-½ Henry Li
Paul O’Neill 1-0 Killian Delaney
Terry Creighton 0-1 Gordon Freeman
Alex Goss 1-0 Eoghan Casey
Andrew Peters 1-0 Andy Keenan

Elm Mount will be putting forward a motion to the LCU agm that match points should be used for the group stages of the cup competitions (eg a team gets 1 point for winning a match and ½ point for drawing). The advantage are:-
- a team which wins all its matches will always qualify for the next round
- it reduces the impact of a club which is no longer in contention putting out a very weak team. When groups are small, this can have a big impact.

Board Prizes for 2016/7 season

There was a good attendance at the AGM which was held on Monday 22nd May.

During the AGM, board prizes were presented to the top scorers on each team by  Fred Armstrong, the Club President.

Paul O’Neill was the top scorer on the Armstrong team with 8.5 points..

Fred Armstrong and Terry Creighton were joint top scorers on the Heidenfeld team, scoring 8 points each. Outgoing treasurer Gerry Barry presented their awards:-


On the O’Hanlon A team, both Alex Goss and Peter Scott scored 7/11:-

The top scorer on the O’Hanlon B team, Greg Coyle, was not present to pick up his prize.

The top scorers on the Bodley Cup team were Peter McGrath and Kevin Murray:-