If The Newspaper Said | Para | Naving + Tadgh

It didn’t matter what Remus said, there was no comfort in being faced with someone feeling half dressed. Regulus didn’t have many lines left to cross but shoving his hands under his armpits and trying not to feel cumbersome and ill-fitted, dressed in the ‘wrong clothes’, tempted him to cross one more.

It wouldn’t be truly unforgivable to hex and oblivate Remus–but it would take up precious time and neither of them could really spare it.

He waited until Remus had moved on, ducked beside some curtains, and took out a small flask. Waiting wasn’t an option because anyone could be down the hall–but returning straight to the party wasn’t one either. If Remus had paid attention to his clothing (and how could he not, it was wrong–wrong robes, wrong body, the dissonance of it left Regulus feeling vague and hyper-aware) he would know exactly what face he’d stolen if he kept the same dress on.

The polyjuice potion turned his stomach anew, sloshing with the flute of champagne from earlier, but the aching of his hips and arms was more than welcome. He rubbed his sides, felt the way his chest spread and dipped into his waist the way it didn’t normally. It felt right, more right than when he had tripped out of the party with his shoulders drawing a boxy line.

Which, of course, meant that he had to stumble into another person he didn’t quite expect to see in the outskirts of 'Narcissa’s’ party. “Tadgh!” The cheer felt faux and over bright, spread thinly over cheeks that had formed minutes ago but still felt new. “What are you doing out here? —Never mind. Give me a hand.” Because there was no way to brush past without him seeing–and no way not to invite him if the gossip magazines were to be believed.

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Castle Barna Golf Club Results/Reports

Sunday 24th May 2015.

The May Medal competition was won in fine style by Rathangan`s Michael McAvinney (21) with a 67 net. Out in the very last match Michael laid the foundation with an excellent front nine, and but for a poor finish could have won by an even greater margin. Runner up was Mark Farrell (18) with 69 net. This was Mark`s second successive runner up placing in a stroke play event and he now leads the Roy O`Brien GOY for strokeplay. The gross award went to Ballinagar teenager Lee O`Meara (1) with a level par 72, which was one better than scratch golfer (again) Derek Hannon. 3rd net went to Martin Delaney (14) with a 70 net on a countback from 4th net winner Dave McCann (13).
Thursday Open singles saw two visitors claim the spoils with New Forest`s Tadgh O`Shea finishing ahead of Esker Hills Daniel Murray.
There was great disappointment for the Barton Shield team who were disqualified for playing the wrong ball in the qualifier in Mullingar. Normally a two shot penalty in stroke play, or loss of a hole in matchplay, one of golfs more obscure rules saw the whole team disqualified in this foursomes qualification event. Despite this the team continued to play in and produced what would have been the leading qualifying score. There was better news elsewhere to report from other Inter Club competitions. The Michael Moore team defeated Cill Dara with comfortable home wins for Mick Keating, Tony O`Toole and Micky Dunne. At the Kildare venue debutant Dave Hughes was on fire as he extinguished his opponent 7&6 to put the M&M`s into the next round.
The Duggan Cup team under team manager “The real” Martin Furlong beat New Forest. Vincent Murphy/Mick Carey and Seanie Geoghegan/Adrian Stewart won the two games at home, while the vital away point was secured when Terry O`Neill/Terry Carroll won on the 19th. Next weekends fixture is an Open Singles, with the Furlong Open Singles on bank holiday Monday.
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