Ulster Branch news – Reece Black claims Boys OoM; John White named Branch Chairman

Ulster Branch 2017 OoM winners (l-r)
Andrew Morris sponsor, Aaron Marshall (Lisburn), Reece Black (Hilton Templepatrick), Joshua Hill (Galgorm Castle), John McKinstry (Cairndhu) Ulster Branch Junior Convenor

East of Ireland Champion, Reece Black, was crowned Ulster Boys Order of Merit winner at the recent Ulster Branch GUI ADM.
The Hilton Templepatrick member carded a superb final round 66 to claim the East. In doing so, the 17-year-old became the youngest ever winner of the East in its 77-year history.
The U16 Order of Merit winner was Lisburn’s Aaron Marshall. Aaron won the Munster and Leinster Boys titles and also came second in the Irish Boys while Joshua Hill (Galgorm Castle) lifted the U14 award.
John White (left) a member of Co Armagh GC was elected Ulster Branch Chairman for a two-year term.  John joined Co Armagh as a juvenile and played at Senior Cup and Barton Shield level. He has served on numerous committees, is a past captain and past president of the club and is currently a trustee.
He has been involved with the Ulster Branch for some 20 years and has held the posts of Hon Treasurer and Hon Secretary. He has also been a provincial selector for some years and is a former captain of the Senior Interprovincial team winning the title in 2005 and 2006.
At national level, John is a previous convenor of the Venues and Fixtures and High Performance Committees and is currently the Ulster nominee to the GUI Board. He is also an Irish Senior selector and has acted as team manager on several occasions including a victorious European Nations (2016) and two Home International winning teams (2015 and 2017).
Norman Bennett (Holywood) was elected Hon Secretary, Alasdair Gibson (Knock) Hon Treasurer and Brian Hutchinson (Donaghadee) Hon Match and Handicapping Secretary.
Elected to the provincial council were; Jackie Graham (Castlerock), Terry Magee (Clandeboye), Tony Cassidy (Dunmurry) and David Heaney (Scrabo).
Elected to the Match and Handicap committee were; Patsy McCaffrey (Enniskillen), Billy McCaul (Greencastle), John Doran (Letterkenny), Jason Wilson (Loughgall), Michael Leonard (Portsalon) and Jeff Forde (Tandragee).

 

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