The Desmond Motors Winter League Qualifying section came to a conclusion on Sunday last and after ten rounds with the best eight rounds counting it turned out to be a very competitive event, and with the teams dropping their lowest scores in the last two rounds this certainly changed the finishing positions on the leader board as the eight qualifiers for the final were identified , with Team 6, James Sheehan, Stephen Gibson, Lenny Mc Grory and Sean Ferry coming through to take the leading qualifiers accolade by a clear twelve points, with an excellent 91.85 points eight round average, and will go into the Final on Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 10.30am as clear favorites to take the coveted title, but with another seven very good teams taking part they will also have a say when the four team prizes are decided on the day.
|1st||Team 6||James Sheehan||Stephen Gibson||Lenny Mc Grory||Sean Ferry||735pts|
|2nd||Team 5||Kevin Mc Dermott||Charles Mc Dermott||Martin Moran||Cormac Mc Geady||723pts|
|3rd||Team 3||Gary Mc Elroy||Gary Jackson||Ciaran O’ Doherty||Michael Coyle||722pts|
|4th||Team 13||Sean Mc Eleney||Martin Mc Eleney||James Meehan||Paul Mc Eleney||712pts|
|5th||Team 7||Mark Doherty||Kevin Dunn||Kevin Thomas||Damian Mc Colgan||712pts|
|6th||Team 14||Harry Lafferty||John Lafferty||Gary Kennedy||John Duffy||707pts|
|7th||Team 2||Stephen Doherty||Trevor Holmes||Adrian Browne||Peter Kemish||704pts|
|8th||Team 15||Paddy Mc Cafferty||Chris Lynch||Joe Lynch||Declan Mc Kinney||699pts|
Ladies Winter League.
The Ladies section of the Desmond Motors Winter League was also decided after the finishing date on Sunday with Team 10, Lady Vice Captain Florence Rankin, Lorna Thompson and Myra Gough, having lead the field from round one, won the coveted title with a fine accumulated score of 30 points from their eight best rounds, with Lady Captain Monica Smith, Agnes Mc Laughlin and Geraldine Doherty finishing runners up four points in arrears.