REPORT TO FOLLOW FOR 2016

Congratulations to the Ladies Cowdy Team winning the trophy for the 3rd time. The team beat Dunmurry in the first round, then went on to beat Warrenpoint in 2nd round, another superb win against Co Armagh to reach the final. We playedKillymoon at Edenmore Golf Club on a very windy afternoon we secured 5 pts out of 6 after 9 holes the team all played superb golf round back nine to secure victory. The team were Maureen Entwistle, Diane Patterson, Leonie Power, Deirdre Bones, Lorraine Toolan, Rosie McCrea reserve Oonagh Devine.

 

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2014

Competition:

LADY COWDY [Round1]

Opponents:

Tandragee Golf Club

Date & Venue:

 12 May (Home) & 23 May (Away)

Match Result:

Win

Team Captain:

Sue McDonagh

 

Rockmount  Players (Home)

 

 

Rockmount Players (Away)

 

Maureen Entwistle

 

Jan Lindsay

 

Pauline McWilliams

 

Maureen Entwistle

 

Leonie Power

 

Moyra Evans

 

Deirdre Bones

 

Diane Patterson

 

Lorraine Toolan

 

Maire Donnelly

 

Moyra Evans

 

Sue McDonagh

 

Overall Comments – Performance, Conditions etc.

 

 

 

 The first leg of Cowdy Cup against old rivals, Tandragee.  The dreadful weather conditions did not give the Rockmount girls any home advantage.  Coming through 9 we had only managed 1 point out of a possible 6. Deirdre got 4 points, Lorraine and Moyra 3 each,Pauline got 2 points and Leonie 1/2 . With true grit and determination the girls came back and finished with 12 1/2 to Tandragee 11 1/2

We arrived at Tandragee to threatening skies, strong wind and scattered showers. After refreshments the girls set off. Jan and Moyra quickly got 4 points each, Diane 3 points and Maire 1 point.  With the desired 12 points secured we called in the squad and enjoyed a well earned meal.

The next round will be against Lurgan or Banbridge

Sue McDonagh

Lady Cowdy Team Captain

2012

Competition:

LADY COWDY [Round 2]

Opponents:

Tandragee Golf Club

Date & Venue:

 

19 June (Home) & 24 June 2012 (Tandragee)

Match Result:

 

Home Rockmount 12 ½ to 11 ½ 

Away  Rockmount 17 to 4 (match conceded)

24.5 pt total gives win (48 available)

Team Captain:

Joyce Millar

 

Rockmount  Players (Home)

 

Rockmount Players (Away)

 

Maureen Entwistle

 

Ciara Agnew

 

Barbara Fleet

 

Maureen Entwistle

 

Jan Lindsay

 

Barbara Fleet

 

Leonie Power

 

Jan Lindsay

 

Sue McDonagh

 

May Teggart

 

May Teggart

 

Maire Donnelly

 

Overall Comments – Performance, Conditions etc.

 

 

 

Rockmount had a slight advantage over Tandragee on home leg standing 12.5 to 11.5 points.  That day Rockmount was playing long and unfortunately due to the scoring system of Cowdy a lot of points swung to Tandragee on the 18th hole. 

Great play by Rockmount ladies on away leg at Tandragee.  A good points tally, gave Rockmount an excellent win.

Rockmount are now at semi-final stage and will play Omagh (who have beaten Lisburn and Edenmore to get to this stage).  Matches to be played by 31 August.

Joyce Millar,

Lady Cowdy Team Captain

Competition:
LADY COWDY [Round 1]
Opponents:
Lurgan Golf Club
Date & Venue:
 
11 May (Home) & 27 May 2012 (Lurgan)
Match Result:
 
Home 19 ½ to 4 ½ 
Away match conceded by Lurgan after the first 2 singles matches
Team Captain:
Joyce Millar
 
Rockmount Players (Home)
 
Rockmount Players (Away)
 
Ciara Agnew
 
Ciara Agnew
 
Maureen Entwistle
 
Maureen Entwistle
 
Tish Gilmore
 
Barbara Fleet
 
Barbara Fleet
 
Jan Lindsay
 
Jan Lindsay
 
Lady Captain Lorraine Toolan
 
Helen Hall
 
May Teggert
 
Overall Comments – Performance, Conditions etc.
 
 
 
 
Our ladies were in fine form on May Day bank holiday for the home leg – moods had been greatly elevated after our players arrived in near monsoon conditions to hear of a most unusual event - the course had just been declared closed. So after a hasty consultation with the Rockmount diary, both teams agreed to reschedule the match on the Friday of that same week.   
So on to Friday – this time the team faced near arctic conditions but thankfully no rain. The Lady Cowdy competition has a total of 48 points available – 24 points for both home and away. Each of the 6 singles matches has 4 points - 1 point for the front 9, 1 for the back 9 and 2 points for the match. This detailed scoring unfortunately means that sipping of wine by Team Captains is quite unadvisable as mental agility is definitely required (plus notebook and calculator). Although the games were mostly very tight going through the 9th, our team’s tolerance to cold weather, acquired through many Rockmount winters, paid dividends around the back nine. There was great play as well of course and our Rockmount ladies scored a magnificent 19 ½ out of the 24 points available.
At the away leg we managed to play in proper golf conditions – a beautiful sunny, although breezy day. After Rockmount took 3 out of the 6 points available for the front 9, we had amassed a total of 22 ½ points (and so were getting very close to the required 24 ½ points for an outright win with no count back). In the first match Ciara got a point for the back 9 and when on the 17th hole Maureen secured an additional 2 points for the match, Lurgan gracefully conceded the fixture. It had been an excellent team effort with further back up available from the last 4 matches had this been required.
Having braved all weathers for the first round, this indeed gave further proof that Rockmount ladies are Women for all Seasons. 
Last year Rockmount was narrowly defeated by Lurgan in the Lady Cowdy, so it was excellent to have a win this time round. The matches were played in a very friendly and sporting manner with lots of great golf – a pleasure to watch.
The next round will be against Tandragee, who defeated Dungannon in their first round.
Joyce Millar,
Lady Cowdy Team Captain

2011

Competition:
LADY COWDY
Opponents:
Lurgan
Date & Venue:
8th May - Away leg at Lurgan
22 May - Home leg at Rockmount
Match Result:
 
 
 
 
 
(24 points available at each leg)
Away Leg – Rockmount 11 points / Lurgan 13 Points
Home Leg – Rockmount 12.5 points / Lurgan 11.5 points
Total – Lurgan beat Rockmount 24.5 points to 23.5 points (lost by 1/2 point as we would have won on count back)
Team Captain:
Jo Donaldson
 
Rockmount Players (Away)
 
Rockmount Players (Home)
 
Lady Captain Moyra Evans
 
Ciara Agnew
 
Ciara Agnew
 
Andrea Patterson
 
Tish Gilmore
 
Barbara Fleet
 
Diane Patterson
 
Pauline McWilliams
 
Barbara Fleet
 
Jan Lindsay
 
Leonie Power
 
Maire Donnelly
 
Overall Comments – Performance, Conditions etc.
 
 
 
 
In the most treacherous weather conditions, our ladies valiantly fought to get through to the next round of the Cowdy. While the rain stayed away, the wind was a real challenge and certainly negated home advantage in both legs.
 
11 points was a terrific result away from home, and we only required 13.5 points at Rockmount to win outright or 13 points to level the match and take the win on count back.   With 12.5 points at home, we just missed out by ½ point.
 
Our ladies played hard and made a good account of themselves. This was the first time that Lurgan had ever played Rockmount, and while I know they enjoyed the hospitality, I am confident they felt lucky to have stolen the win…
 
We look forward to doing battle with them again.
 
Jo Donaldson (Lady Cowdy Team Captain)