Lady Captain Ellen Brady welcomed ladies to prizegiving for both the Spring League, sponsored by Ellen’s Fish and Chips and April Medal, sponsored by Baps R Us on Thursday 25 April 2024.

Spring League

Spring League commenced on Thursday 1 February and was played over 6 weeks, with the best four scores counting.  The winners were:


1st         Paula McCrory              77 pts

2nd        Marie Tennyson           75 pts

3rd         Mary Black                     73 pts

Category A

1st         Julie McCarten              72 pts

2nd        Gail Steed                      69 pts

Category B

1st         Eilish Grimes                 70 pts

2nd        Vera Ellingham             69 pts

Receiving the shield and 1st prize Paula thanked Lady Captain Ellen for her generous sponsorship of the competition.  This was a back-to-back Spring League win for Paula.

April Medal

There were only 13 holes open for the April Medal at Co Armagh Golf Club on Thursday 25 April and thanks to the recent dry spell the condition of the course was very much improved.  Thirty-eight ladies took part in the competition, played over holes 1-4, 7, 8 and 12-18, which was the first stroke competition of the season and the top 16 qualified for the Eileen Steenson matchplay competition.

The competition was won by Gail Steed with nett 48.  Paula McCrory was second with nett 52.  Past Lady Captain Lily McMullan won the gross prize with gross 60 and Gillian Poole was third with nett 53.

The category winners were:

Cat A – Barbara Gartland         nett 54

Cat B – Anne Kinsella                nett 55

Cat C – Moya Brady                   nett 53

Cat D – Donna Carolan             nett 54

Due to the changes to holes open on the alternate days of Sunday and Tuesday there was both an 8 and 9 hole competition and 7 ladies entered each.

The 8 hole competition was won by Audrey Kellet and the 9 hole competition by Carina Oliver with 18 pts. 

The only two of the day was recorded by Fionnuala Quinn on the 18th.

Apologies had been received by Gail, however, Paula thanked the sponsors Baps R U for the very generous sponsorship of the competition.

Eileen Steenson Memorial Bowl

The top sixteen ladies in the April Medal qualified for the Eileen Steenson Memorial Bowl match play competition.  The draw resulted in the following matches which are to be played by 27th May:

Barbara Gartland v Patricia Hughes

Donna Carolan v Julie McCarten

Una Cullinane v Anne Kinsella

Moya Brady v Maggie McKee

Lily McMullan v Jacqueline Kelly

Gillian Poole v Joy Steenson

Paula McCrory v Geraldine Rafferty

Gail Steed v Ellen Brady

25 4 24 Spring League and April Medal
Back L-R: Donna Carolan, Mary Black and Marie Tennyson
Middle L-R: Julie McCarten and Gillian Poole
Front L-R: Paula McCrory, Lady Captain Ellen Brady and Audrey Kellett