Lisburn dumped out of B&D by closest margin

Michael Bryson, Mervyn Bryson, Ken Burns and Roy Gordon about to play at Lisburn GC.
Michael Bryson, Mervyn Bryson, Ken Burns and Roy Gordon about to play at Lisburn GC.

Lisburn Golf Club’s teams had a mixed week with an B&D exit softened by other victories.

The senior side were unlucky to lose their Belfast & District Cup match against Whitehead.

They lost the away match 6–1 but made a great effort at home winning 5–2.

Ryan Symington defeated JR Galbraith, the 2014 Irish Close champion, by two holes. Galbraith holed from ten feet across the sloping 17th green to keep the match alive.

He pulled his tee shot to the final green and watched Ryan leave his tee shot ten feet from the flag to put the match beyond doubt. Chris Moulds got off to a great start against Matthew Kane and went four up. Matthew had four birdies to square the match but Chris won on the 17th green with a par four.

Christian Kennedy and Stephen Shaw won their matches fairly comfortably but Norman McNellis and Lewis Patmore lost their matches on the 17th green. Aaron Marshall was one up after 16 when he was called in.

ronan rafferty

The Ronan Rafferty team played their return match at Mannon Castle. Ben McCambley, Johnny Scott and Mark Stewart had big victories to send Lisburn into the next round.


The Sam Rutherford team played well at Armagh winning two and halving two matches. They finished six holes ahead in the first leg.


Jimmy Lockhart’s Junior Cowdy Cup team have reached the third round following victory over Dungannon.

Barry McQuillan and Alan Gilmore won the top match on the 13th green. They were closely followed by Martin McDonald and Martin Rooney’s success on the same green. Chris Warwick and Chris Davis halved their match while Sam Moore and Wesley Haslett were one ahead when called in.


Lisburn defeated Clandyboye 3.5 - 1.5. Josh Robinson and Ian Shellard won their matches by seven and six. Jack Shellard won two and one while Aaron Marshall recovered from four down to snatch a half.