John is the new Seniors Champ at Rockmount

John D'Arcy receives the Seniors Club Championship trophy from Rockmount GC Captain Eddie Donaldson.
John D'Arcy receives the Seniors Club Championship trophy from Rockmount GC Captain Eddie Donaldson.

John D’Arcy is Rockmount’s 2015 Seniors Club Champion.

John shot a great 75 to win by 3three shots from Tommy Rossi and the defending champion, Jimmy Robinson. Derek Andrews won the nett prize with a score of nett 71.

ULSTER FOURBALL

Rockmount’s Ulster Fourball team, captained by Brendan Houston, beat Foyle 4-1 in their semi-final first leg match at home.

Stevie Clarke and Stevie Gilmore won seven and six. Russell Jamison and Dessie Reid won two and one. Fergus McCartney and Alex Thompson won by two holes. Sean Lawell and David Neeson won five and three. Kevin Cushnan and John Hinds lost two and one after being five down with five to play.

Weather conditions were lovely to start with but then deteriorated rapidly after nine holes to the point that the greens were flooding.

There was some talk of suspension but in this situation the appropriately named Club Captain Eddie “The Duck” Donaldson commandeered a few squeegees and got stuck into moving the excess water. He was quickly supported by the two Stevies who by now had won their match and so needed to be kept away from the bar for another while yet.

It’s a great result but there’s lots more to do and the battle continues at Foyle at 2pm on Sunday.