The Ledger

5 October 2018 8:00 am
Time             DUGS            QUGS           UCDGS DUGS

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QUGS

DUGS

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UCDGS

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UCDGS

8.00 Kenny Johnson 9

David Bunworth 18

Mark Lindsay 6

Rab Brady 10

Michael Keane 9

Eamonn Kelly 12

QUGS

3/2

DUGS

1 up

QUGS

2 up

8.12 Jim Carrigy 8

Gavin Caldwell 13

Peter Greene 3

Richard Nicholas 13

Diarmuid Finan 9

Frank O’Riordan 12

QUGS

6/5

UCDGS

6/5

QUGS

2/1

8.24 Brian Dunnion 8

Paddy Spain 19

Gregg Sterritt 6

John McCarter 15

Dermot Fullam 9

Brian Cole 15

QUGS

1 up

1/2:1/2 QUGS

2 up

8.36 Johnny O’Driscoll 2

Fergus Duddy 13

Michael Curran 5

Gordon Knight 15

Eugene Dunne 8

John Casey 16

QUGS

4/3

DUGS

3/2

QUGS

5/4

8.48 Fran Quilty 5

Matt Minch 16

Fergus Patton 6

Chris Connolly 17

Des Fullam 9

Jackie Reynolds 13

QUGS

6/5

DUGS

2/1

QUGS

5/4

9.00 Jamie Myerscough 6

David McNamara 13

Russell Houston 7

Stuart Gough 24

Hugh Millar 8

Martin O’Flynn 13

1/2:1/2 DUGS

5/3

QUGS

4/3

Points 5 11.5 1.5 win = 1 half = ½ loss = 0
14.00 Kenny Johnson 9

Gavin Caldwell 13

Mark Lindsay 6

Richard Nicholas 13

Diarmuid Finan 9

Brian Cole 15

DUGS

4/2

DUGS

4/3

1/2:1/2
14.12 Jim Carrigy 8

David Bunworth 18

Peter Greene 3

Rab Brady 10

Eugene Dunne 8

Eamonn Kelly 12

QUGS

5/4

DUGS

3/2

QUGS

5/4

14.24 Brian Dunnion 8

Fergus Duddy 13

Michael Curran 5

John McCarter 15

Michael Keane 9

Jackie Reynolds 13

DUGS

3/2

DUGS

3/2

QUGS

3/2

14.36 Johnny O’Driscoll 2

Paddy Spain 19

Gregg Sterritt 6

Gordon Knight 15

Hugh Millar 8

John Casey 16

QUGS

5/4

UCDGS

1 up

UCDGS

4/3

14.48 Fran Quilty 5

David McNamara 13

Russell Houston 7

Chris Connolly 17

Des Fullam 9

Frank O’Riordan 12

DUGS

7/6

DUGS

4/3

UCDGS

4/3

15.00 Jamie Myerscough 6

Matt Minch 16

Fergus Patton 6

Stuart Gough 24

Dermot Fullam 9

Martin O’Flynn 13

DUGS

3/1

UCDGS

3/1

UCDGS

4/2

Points 8 4.5 5.5 win = 1 half = ½ loss = 0
Totals DUGS = 13 QUGS = 16 UCDGS = 7      

 

Match report:

DUGS assembled on Thursday evening at the Slieve Donard to find a Dermatologists Conference in progress but, notwithstanding 90% of conference attendees being female, DUGS maintained focus on Ledger preparation which, as usual, meant a long dinner followed by more than a few drinks.

Friday morning dawned with DUGS, QUGS, and UCDGS teams arriving at RCD. In a departure from past practice the UCDGS team had the correct number of players with the correct composition of handicaps. (Whether this follows the introduction of penalties for not so doing is a moot point.)

A lovely morning and a beautifully presented RCD links greeted the participants of the 33rd Ledger. There could be no excuses for the sixsomes setting off from 8am. However by lunchtime excuses were needed as QUGS, dropping just 1/2 point in the morning matches, went into an overwhelming lead. DUGS took some little comfort, over a two-hour lunch, in having achieved more than three times the points of UCDGS.

Much fortified the afternoon sixsomes set forth, in more lovely weather, from 2pm. The long lunch clearly agreed with DUGS who staged a thrilling comeback. However QUGS morning lead proved too much to overcome and they emerged worthy winners, with DUGS a close second, and UCDGS a distant last.

There followed a long, very enjoyable, dinner which featured some fine speeches and, of course, the usual jokes. Later the RCD bar witnessed a budding ‘bromance’ as, arm in arm, Messrs (messers) Johnston and McNamara sang together – and this, allied to their earlier good performances, led to some speculation that (assuming future selection) the duo might constitute a ‘dream team’.

Some time later excited DUGS, QUGS, and UCDGS headed for the Slieve Donard in search of dermatologists. But alas, their conference having concluded, no dermatologists were to be found.