This is usually a hectic time of year for County Armagh Golf Club on the inter-club matchplay front, and it's been no different in 2019 with several of the club's sides in recent action.

Perhaps most notably among those, the Senior Cowdy Cup panel sealed passage to the tournament's second round through a marvellous, if narrow, victory over Mourne.

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CAGC's Rossmore Cup side will try to overturn their 3½ - ½ first round first leg deficit against Lurgan on 2 June.

Michael Calvert's men welcomed their Newcastle opponents to the Cathedral City on Sunday 12 May and capitalised on home advantage in securing a useful 3-1 halfway lead.

That put the Cowdy crew in decent stead for the return tie a week later, when they had the pleasure of testing their collective mettle on Royal County Down's famous championship links.

And here, the dynamic duo of John Daglish/Brendan Lynch produced the ultimately crucial point as, although CAGC went down 3-1 on the day, they earned overall progression by virtue of a favourable holes count.

This impressive victory, which featured no fewer than four undaunted CAGC debutants, sets up a local derby against either Portadown or Lurgan at the next stage.

The triumphant Junior Cowdy first-round line-up consisted of Tommy Crowe, John Daglish, Gerry Doyle, Dwayne Houston, Gerry Kelly, Rodney Lynas, Brendan Lynch, Connor Mallon, Stephen Miller, Enda O'Reilly, David Spratt.

Elsewhere, CAGC's interest in this year's All-Ireland Four-Ball Trophy has been ended by a second-round reversal to Gracehill, while the Senior Cup lads were unable to negotiate a tough qualifying session at Warrenpoint on Sunday 26 May. And the Jimmy Bruen Shield team, having qualified at Loughgall, were eliminated by Tandragee in the knockout stages.

Hopes remain alive, however, for Andrew Rennie's Rossmore Cup squad, who will aim to overturn a 3½ - ½ scoreline in their first round second leg at home to Lurgan on 2 June .

This Sunday will also see Stewart Stevenson's Junior Cup troops travel to Nuremore to compete for a place in the matchplay stages, and Ian Millar's Pierce Purcell Shield group do first-round battle with Belvoir Park at the neutral venue of Dunmurry, the scene of their excellent qualifying performance.

County Armagh Golf Club would like to thank everyone involved for giving up their time to represent our club teams and wish the best of luck to all those involved in upcoming encounters.