What is happening in the Golf Clubs all over Donegal. Below is a comprehensive round up.
Cat 4: With the Cat. 4. season coming to a close shortly, the Golfer of the Year leaders are into their final stretch and hotting up last week was the ever-consistant John Bradley  returning 24pts played over 11 holes. In runner-up spot was Victor Byrne  with 23pts.
Juveniles: Tuesday 6th saw the club Juveniles playing for Lady Captain Sandra Mc Monagle’s Lady Captain’s Prize and taking top honour was no stranger to the winners enclosure this year, Cian Harkin  returning a fantastic 43pts. Cian’s back nine score of 22pts was helped by a birdie at 11th, which no doubt helped him to beat the runner-up, Tom Doherty  42pts. In third place, relegated by BOT, was Evan Mc Grory  with 42pts also.
Juniors: All Juniors are reminded that outstanding prizes will be presented at the club on Sunday 25th August at 7pm.
Wed Open: Wed. 7th Open was dominated by cat.2. members and leading the way for the third time in as many weeks was John Doran Jnr.  who will be well sought after by the club’s team captains’ next season! The in-form John Jnr. recorded a terrific two over gross 74 and an overall winning score of 45pts. In runner-up spot was Ciaran Wiliamson  with 41pts which included a disappointing “blank” at 15th but Ciaran answered that with a birdie at 18th to pip third placed Paddy Mc Gowan  by just one point.
Jimmy Bruen: Friday 9th had the Barnhill club host the prestigious GUI Jimmy Bruen Cup final between Tandragee and Coalisland. Congratulations to the winners Tandragee.
Lady Captain: Saturday 10th was the much anticipated Lady Captain’s Prize for lady members which Centenary Year Lady Captain Sandra McMonagle had decided to play over two days, Tuesday and Saturday. With a fantastic turnout on both days of up to eighty lady golfers, proving the popularity of our Lady Captain, it was the ever diligent Tracy Spence  who took first prize with a combined score of 80pts,
Sunday 11th: Sunday 11th featured a club confined strokeplay competition and stretching the field by no less than six shots was cat.4. handicapper Conor Dunleavy  returning a 62 nett. In second and third places were juvenile golfers Matthew Curley  and Odhran Davis  both players returning 68 nett with Matthew edging into second place by virtue of BOT. Matthew’s card read 80 gross with 40 shots on each nine which included an obtuse double bogey at 6th.
Club President: Mr. Barry Ramsay would like to take this opportunity in inviting all members to play for his President’s Prize on Saturday 17th August, and the Captain, Lady Captain and all club members would like to wish Barry an enjoyable and exciting Presidents Day.
Team News: Congratulations to the Joe Coyle led Junior Cup team who, having led 7-0 from the first leg semi-final at home, eased into the final when defeating North-West Golf Club at the Lisfannon venue on Sunday.
BMG: Result of the BMG & DIY Ltd sponsored competition is as follows: Niall Greenan 64 net, Gerry Kelly 65 net, Jim Gavigan 66 net, John C Cassidy and James Sweeney 68 net. Winner of the Gross was 73., all scores from Saturday.
Next: Next week’s sponsor is the Bird’s Nest, Brian Gavigan, a Stableford competition.
John O’Hara: The rain deferred John O’Hara Memorial competition will ake place this Friday. Time Sheet in operation. Entry proceeds for the charity SHOUT.
Matchplay: The draw for the Scratch Matchplay competition has been made: Alan Clancy v Ian McDaid; winner v Luke Robinson; Aaron Robinson v David Ruane; winner vs Darragh Crawford; Shaun Maguire v Shane Feeney; winner v Killian McGowan; Gerry Kelly v Brian Carr; winner v Mark Crawford. All 1st round matches to be played by Sunday 25th August. Outstanding fees to be paid prior to match being played, use brown envelopes. As presentation of the Prize for this competition takes place on 4th Oct , no extensions can be considered. made.
Clounanna: Padraig Daly had a purple patch of play from the 16th to the 19th to propel both himself and his partner, Peter Campbell , into the winner’s circle in their match against Joe McGhee and Jim Herrity in the Clounanna.
Narin and Portnoo
Captain’s: Hugh Francis Shovlin holds his Captain’s Prize this weekend and has introduced a new format for the competition. The top 36 and ties from Saturday will compete on Sunday afternoon teeing off at 2pm for the much sought after major prizes . Non qualifiers will play in a special competition on Sunday. We all wish Hugh Francis for a successful weekend. Patrick Gallagher was the winner of the Maguire Meats sponsored monthly medal competition on Sunday last with a score of 70. This is the Navan Road man’s second win in the past few week’s and with a bit of consistency he could do a Phil Michelson and be a winner for 2 weeks in a row next weekend.
Results: Maguire Meat sponsored competition 1 Patrick A Gallagher(18) 0, 2 Fr Adrian Gavigan(9) 72bot, 3 Conor Byrne(21) 72. Fixtures Sat/Sun 17/18th Aug. Hugh Francis Shovlin’s Captains Prize.
Narin and Portnoo Ladies
Lady President: Mary Nicholson had a great turnout for her President’s Prize on Saturday last with Eithne Devlin winning with a score of 73 one stroke ahead of Maureen Cunningham. The popular Lady President ended the day with an enjoyable evening and presentation of prizes in the clubhouse.
Results: 1. Eithne Devlin(18) 73, 2 Maureen Cunningham(18) 74, Gross Natalie Gildea(8) 85, 3 Bridie Doherty(25) 75, 4 Grainne Cafferty(17) 75, 5 Bernie Tonry(23) 77, 1st 9 Nan Quinn(17) 35, 2nd 9 Goretti Cunningham(23) 37.5, Past Presidents Wendy Patterson(21) 79. Lady President’s Prize to Gents winner Paul Mc Namee. Results July 30th. 1 Margaret Roarty(13) 41, 2 Eileen Kennedy(19) 36, 3 Frances Munnelly(35, 1st 9 Mary Nicholson 20, 2nd 9 Rosaleen Mullen 19. Open Day 1 Heather Thompson(35) 45, 2 Mary Archer(33) 42, 3 Deirdre Patton(26) 40, 4 Ruth Cahill(26) 37, 5 Annette Mc Gettigan(15) 36, 1st 9 Mai Mc Cann(12) 18, 2nd 9 Wendy Patterson(21) 20.
McElwee Open: Brendan O Donnell had excellent score of 63 on Saturday in the Mc Elwee Open to take first prize. Dermot Devenney also had excellent score of 67 on Sunday in very strong winds to take second. Well done to both men and to all prize winners. Full Results: 1st Brendan O Donnell 63; 2nd Dermot Devenney 67 BOT; Gross Michael Boyle 76; 3rd Seamus O Gara 67; Front 9 Eammon Hanlon 31.5; Back 9 Johndy Boyle 32.5
Lady Captain’s: This weeend we have our Lady Captains Prize to the men on Sunday only.
Matchplay: In our Single Match Play we have some very interesting matches for a place in quarter finals. Our President Dr Peter takes on Joseph Gillespie in what seems a very close match to call but both will have their own set supporters. Shaun Timoney and John G Gorman are surprise match after both beating Gillespie brothers, Declan and Brendan. All players are asked to get their matches played as soon as possible as we want the Final played before end October.
Draw: It’s time again for our next 100 Club Draw so make sure your payments are up to date. Our next 50-50 draw will be on Lady Captains night.
Sweep: Thursday 1st August Sweep competition was won by Bernie Gillespie with 38 pts. Sunday 4th/Monday5th sponsored by BMG Bundoran - 1st Kathleen Moran 43 pts, 2nd Mary Stephens 38pts, 3rd Margaret Keon 36 pts. Front Nine: Bernie Gillespie 20 pts. Back Nine: Imelda Monaghan 21 pts. Best Sunday: Kathleen Moran. Best Monday Doreen Conroy. Winner of the Sweep competition on Thursday 8th Aug. was Kathleen O’Neill with 41 pts.
Fixtures: Note Thursday 15th is a change from the Fixture Card and is a 18 Stableford competition sponsored by Cara Pharmacy, Bundoran. Bundoran Golf Club is running a Open Stableford Competition in memory of John O Hara on Friday 16th August. Entry members: €5, Visitors €15. All proceeds to SHOUT (Sligo General Hospital Oncology Unit.)
Ladies Day: We will have more details in the coming weeks about our Annual Ladies Day outing. Thursday 15th is a Stableford competition sponsored by Cara Pharmacy, Bundoran. Sunday 18th – Stableford :Frances Mc Daid Memorial Trophy sponsored by Flowers and Gifts, Ballyshannon. Thursday 22nd: Open Day – Sponsor: Belleek Pottery, Belleek.
Outing: We are having our Annual Ladies Day Outing on Saturday 14th September. Golf, Tea & Scones on arrival, 3 Course Meal for £40 sterling. Bus is available if required at an extra cost. Please see notice board in Ladies Locker Room.
Ballybofey and Stranorlar
Open: Mr Denis O’Connor kindly sponsored our Tuesday Open/Members. Competition on 6th Aug and claiming first prize was a young Shaun Anderson (10) with a magnificent score of 44pts. 2nd Nett: Jonathan Brady (14) 41pts; Gross: Joseph McMeniman (4) 32 Gross pts ; 3rd Nett: Joe O’Hora (14) 39pts BOT; 4th Nett: Michael Devine (18) 39pts. CSS 67
Saturday 10th Aug: Sponsored by Carlin Professional Decorator. 1st Nett: Larry Kelly (20) 63; 2nd Nett P.J Fitzgerald (16) 66; Gross: Matthew McGowan(3) 68; 3rd Nett Seán Carlin (11) 67; 4th Nett: Oliver Boyle (7) 67. CSS 68
Sunday 11th Aug: Sponsored by John Dory. 1st Nett: P.J Fitzgerald (16) 39pts; 2nd Nett Charlie Quinn (19) 38pts; Gross: Derek McNeill (4) 32Gross pts; 3rd Nett: Seán Carlin (11) 38pts; 4th Nett: Justin Lynch (21) 38pts
Upcoming events: Sat 17th Aug: Mens Competition to Lady Captain. Sun 18th, Gents Competition sponsored by Gallagher’s Butchers. Mon 19th will see the Juniors and Juvenile’s battle it out for President’s Prize. Tue 20th. Gents Open sponsored by John McGee Carpentry.
Fixtures: Fri 16th and Sat 17th will see our ladies compete for the prestigious Lady Captain’s Prize presented by Mrs. Kathleen McGowan. We would like to take this opportunity to wish Kathleen and her family all the best over the weekend. We have no doubt that Kathleen will get loads of help from the Lady Vice Captain who just happens to be her beautiful daughter Darragh. Good luck to all the competitors!
Quote: “Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots - but you have to play the ball where it lies. - Bobby Jones
Captains Day: The 2013 Centenary Lady Captains Prize was decided over two days of competition with an aggregate of both cards deciding the winner. After Day 1 Tracy Spence clearly had a great advantage, three shots clear.To say that Tracy demolished the rest of the field would be an understatement. Results of Lady Captains Week. Aggregate Score- Tracy Spence (11) 80; Runner Up Anne Cannon (12) 69 Gross Marian O’Sullivan (9) 49 3rd Angela Bradley (11) 68 . Cat. 1 Cynthia Fuery (15) 68 Cat. 2 Monica McDonagh (19) Cat. 3 Agnes Wiseman (36 ) 62. Committee Prize: Karen McGlinchey (22) 65 Past Captains Nellie McHugh (24) 59. Best 36 handicapper Carmel McGeady (36) 58 points. Non Qualifiers: Anna Kennedy 16 points. Nearest the Pin 8th Angela Bradley Nearest the Line Siobhan Wherity Secret Hole: Patricia O’Sullivan. Day 2 Winner; Veronica McAteer ( 12) 38. Front 9: Maura Cavanagh 19 Back 9: Ruth Daly 17. Day 1 Winner; Celine Markey (18) 36 Front 9: Ruth Dempsey 20 Back 9: Karen Crawford 18. Guests: Ladies Teresa Hanawin 27 pts Gents Oisin Harkin 39 pts.
Lady Captains Prize to the Gents: Winner J.P. Clarke 42pts Runner-Up Stephen Bonnar 38pts Gross: Gerard Duffy 31 pts; 3rd Gerry O’Sullivan 38 pts. Lady Captains Mixed Foursomes: Winners Nuala McGarrigle & Lester Speer 46.6; 2nd Tracy Spence & Charlie Coughlin 46.8 b.o.t.; 3rd Liam Wiseman & Mary Fowley 46.8
President: This Saturday is Mr President Barry Ramseys Prize to the ladies. Barry has been an outstanding enthusiast of the Ladies Club. Best wishes is sent to Barry for his Presidents Day on Saturday from Lady Captain Sandra and everyone in the Ladies Club. There will be an 18 hole club competition, kindly sponsored by the Mount Errigal Hotel on Tuesday 20th August
Ballybofey and Stranorlar Ladies
Open: Wednesday 7th August Open Comp.Sponsored by Brid McGinty Reflexology & Massage Clinic. There was a large field competing for Brid McGinty’s great prizes which consisted of Newbridge jewellery and Vouchers for the Reflexology & Massage Clinic - a combination of glamour and relaxation, just like Brid herself. Collette Callaghan (34) was the lucky winner with a fantastic score of 44 pts. Runner up was Margaret McConnell (12) with an impressive score of 39 pts. The gross winner was Mary McHugh (15) and in 3rd place was Moira McGee (34) with 38 pts. The Visitor’s prize was Moya Gallagher ( Portnoo) on 35 pts. Front 9 Brid McMenamin 19 pts Back 9 Ann Sweeney 20 pts. CSS 70. Players from Donegal, Newtownstewart, Omagh, Fintona and Portsalon competed. Congrats again to Collette who reduced her handicap by 4, Margaret by 1 now playing off 11 and Moria by 1 now playing off 33. Friday 9th August, Chamber of Commerce Open, 1st Margaret Hynes with a very impressive 39 pts. 2nd Christine Lynch 30 pts. 3rd Anna Dillon 29 pts. Saturday 10th August sponsored by Carlin Professional Decorators. 1st Anna Dillon 34 pts. 2nd Mary Brogan 32 pts. bot. 3rd Deolores Devaney 32 pts.Sean Carlin. Next weeks comp. is in memory of our 1st Lady Captain, the late Mrs. Mary Collum and it will be sponsored by her son Declan.
Seniors: The North West Seniors 36 Hole Competition sponsored by The Sandhouse Hotel was held over two days last week and attracted the largest entry of recent years with high standard players from all over Ireland. Gross Prize Winners: 1st John L Hughes (1) Woodbrook 150, 2nd Ronnie Berry (2) Rossmore 155; 3rd Barry O’Gorman (8) Rossmore 161, 4th Sean Moyna (6) Rossmore 162, 5th Neville Atkinson Woodbrook (5) 164. Nett Prize Winners 1st John O’Gorman Rossmore (10) 71 Pts, 2nd Brian Williams Grange (11) 69 Pts. BOT 3rd Victor Armstrong Gracehill (15) 69 Pts. 4th Vincent Maguire Fintona (13)
President: The President Michael Neary had his big day on Sunday and the big turn out reflected the high esteem in which he is held. Michael with his family, guests and club members celebrated in the evening with dinner and a pleasing social evening in the club house. The winner was Tony Cornyn who also won the competition last week.
Results:1st Tony Cornyn 40 Pts. 2nd Frank O’Donnell 39 Pts. 3rd Michael McGroary 37 Pts. 4th Kerrill O’Donnell 36 Pts. BOT. Past President Joe Gillespie 31 Pts. Front Nine Donie McIntyre 23 Pts. Back Nine Pauric Mullooly 19 Pts.
Juniors: The Junior members had a very high standard competition on Saturday for the Presidents prize to Juniors and the scoring was exceptionally good. Result: 1st Conor McGoldrick 43 Pts. 2nd Noel McGinty 43 Pts. 3rd Tom Geraghty 42 Pts. The 7 Junior members of the Fred Daly Plate Team went to Enniskillen on Sunday and got a very creditable three and a half matches. We wish them well in the home leg this week.
Ladies: The Presidents Prize to Ladies was won by Helen O’Shea with a score of 71 on break of tie from Phil Mundy. In third place was Bernie Finn with 72.
Fixtures: This week is an open week at the club and the following are the competitions. Thurs 15th 4 Ball Better Ball Stableford, Fri. 16th Aug Singles Stableford, Sat 17th Aug. Singles Stroke.
Thursday Specials : Another wet Thursday afternoon ensured that for the 2nd week in a row we did not have a full competition. With only 2 counting competitions remaining after this week the rain did not deter the main contenders for player of the Year with all 3 prizes going to players who are now in the top 3. The winner with 33pts was Andy McLaren who moves into 2nd place on the player of the year race, 2012 player of the Year Vincent McCrea was 2nd with 31pts, Vincent is not going to give up his title easily is now in 3rd place but the man they are trying to catch Declan Gallagher improved his worst card by 2pts and won the prize for the 1st 9 with 22pts. Raymond Nolan was the best past player with 32pts. This Year’s weekend away will be held on the 19th\20th October at Enniscrone Golf Club. The Sheet is on the notice board please add you name if you are interested in travelling, the first 30 players with their name on the sheet and the €50 deposit paid will travel. There will be no competition on Thursday 15th August due to Open Week.
Results: 4 & 6th August. Sponsor: White Hotels. Bernie Treacy, who is a handicap advisor to the Connaught ILGU district, was the winner of the generously sponsored White Hotels competition over the August Bank holiday weekend. Runner up was Ballyshannon based Bernie Finn with 34pts. Helen Mills who spends the summer in Donegal was 3rd with 33pts. Local Rosemary Carr secured 4th place with 31pts. 1st Bernie Treacy (17) 36pts; 2nd Bernie Finn (14) 34pts; 3rd Helen Mills (14) 33pts; 4th Rosemary Carr (26) 31pts BOT. Front 9 Margaret Trimble (33) 19pts. Back 9 Ann McGlynn (25) 16pts BOT. 9 Hole competition: Dorothy Woods (11) 19pts The Charity competition in aid of National Breast Cancer Research Institute played on Bank Holiday Monday was won by Claire Paasch.. (36) 18pts.
Social Committee: The Club Social Committee organised their 3rd event of the year on Tuesday 6th August. There was a convivial atmosphere in the clubhouse as a ‘gathering’ of former members and some present members arrived for lunch. Maire O’Donnell recalled her first view of the headland which was to become Donegal Golf Club. Maureen Temple uttered some thought provoking words on getting old. Lady Captain Jane Brown spoke of the success of the lunch and hopes it will become an annual event.
Lady Presidents Day (Mrs Mary Talbot) : is on Tuesday 27th August. Add your 3 ball to the list in locker room. As its a shotgun start a draw will be made for the tee you start from.
Mixed: The Club Social Mixed was won this week by Dorothy Woods, Matthew Shovlin and Marcus Paasch. The penultimate social mixed will take place on Friday 23rd. Running draw 5.30 to 6.
Captains: Lady Captain Heather Hamilton’s Week. Lorraine McAleese (16), cousin of the Lady Captain, reigned supreme in this year’s Shoot Out on Tuesday 6th August. 10 ladies (top 8 nett scores and 2 best gross from that day’s weekly competition) battled it out in a high calibre, very competitive yet good natured contest at 5pm. Contesting with inclement weather, Lorraine played consistently over the allocated 9 holes, before coming head to head with Gaye Regan (22) on the 18th tee box. Both ladies just missed out on pars at the final hole before having to perform the last of referee Nigel Doherty’s challenging break of tie trials. Lorraine’s chip out of the rear left hand bunker edged closer to the hole, securing first prize. Robyn pulls off a “double whammy”. Conditions on Saturday 10th August, for Lady Captain, Heather Hamilton’s Lady Captain’s Day, were much more favourable than on Tuesday, allowing the 75 competitors, for the most part, to leave their wet gear in the bags. Despite the relatively calm and warm conditions, scoring was not as high as in previous years, CSS coming in at 35 points. Congratulations to Robyn McConnell, in-form player of the moment, who added to her win at Julia McGinley’s Lady President’s Day by claiming the top spot again. Having started the week’s Lady Captain’s festivities on a handicap of 18, Robyn has been cut to 16, following an impressive 41 points in the Shoot Out Qualifier on Tuesday and a further 38 points in the main competition.
Results: All results from the Ladies competitions are as follows: Tuesday 6 August: 1. Robyn McConnell (18) 41 pts; 2.June Nelson (24) 39 pts; 1st 9. Mavis Curtis (20) 19 pts BOT; 2nd 9. Daphne Tease (27) 22 pts. CSS 68
Lady Captain’s: Saturday 10 August. 1. Robyn McConnell (17) 38 pts; 2.Olivia Moore (13) 37 pts; Gross Kerry Eakin (6) 24 gross pts; 3. Natalie Cummings (13) 34 pts BO; 4.Joan Cowan (18) 34 pts BOT; 5.Ellen Druce (35) 34 pts; 6.Caitlin Hegarty (19) 33pts. 1st 9. Cheryl Chambers (20) 20 pts. 2nd 9. Maggie Logue (18) 19 pts BOT. Committee: Mabel Gillespie (23) 32 pts. N/Q: Daphne Tease (27) 36 pts. Past Captain: Julia McGinley (29) 30 pts. Nearest the Pin: Gaye Regan. Longest Drive: Kerry Eakin. Visitor: Florence Rankin. CSS: 35 pts.
Torthai TG4: Liam Mac Kinley 66; Hugh O Gallchoir 67; Gros: Pol O Maolagain 77; Terry Agnew 67; Chead 9: Piaras Mac Giolla Chomhaill 32; Dara 9: JP O Gallchoir 33.5; Catagoir: Tony O Gallchoir 69. Mile buiochas do TG4 a rinne urraiocht ar an chomortas. The 16-hole stableford competition continues every week from Monday to Friday with re-entry permitted. The doubles matchplay has reached the semi-final stage. JP and Padraig Gallagher were victorious over Barney Boyle and Dean James while last year’s winners Cathal and Daniel O Gallchoir defeated Charles and Patrick Sweeney. These two teams will now meet with John and Sean Gallagher facing Gerry Mc Clafferty/Liam Mc Kinley in the other semi. The draw for the singles matchplay will be made shortly with the entry sheet on the noticeboard. Well done to Padraig Doherty who got 1st place in the Ulster Boys u-10 competition played at Hollywood golf course on Monday last and to Sean Doherty who finished in 3rd place. Best of luck to Lady Captain Deirdre Gallagher for her Captain’s Day on Saturday. Lady Captain’s prize to the gents is on Friday with an 18-hole competition playable anytime during the day. Dheanfaidh MCM Spirits urraiocht ar chomortas an domhnaigh. The club sympathises with trustee Fred Coll on the death of his wife Kathleen last week.
Holes-in-one for Raphoe and Derrybeg golfers
Congrats: Raphoe’s Ronan O’Flanagan, 41, scored his ace on the 150-yard, par-three 17th at his club, Ballybofey and Stranorlar, and the 18-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece. The luxury German brand has pledged to reward club golfers with an exclusive watch for every hole-in-one recorded during a club competition between April 15 and October 31 this year. And, with nearly 4,000 holes-in-one recorded annually, BOSS Watches could feasibly be giving away £1m-worth in 2013.
Derrybegs’s Marian Curran: 55, scored her ace on the 110-yard, par-three eighth at her club, Gweedore, and the 23-handicapper was rewarded with membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club and a specially-commissioned, commemorative timepiece. In addition to the limited-edition watch, Curran and O’Flanagan are also awarded membership of the exclusive BOSS Watches H1 Club which offers its members access to exclusive benefits and merchandise. No extra registration is required to participate in the BOSS Watches promotion as all official club competitions are recorded on the HowDidiDo system, so holes-in-one will be noted and automatically ratified by the golfer’s club.
Letterkenny Hospitals’ Golf Society
Outing:The Society held its latest Outing in excellent conditions at Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club last Monday and local knowledge was the key to success as Mickey Ferry took the Overall Prize and Pauric Mc Hugh & Eamonn Durning won their Sections. Ferry returned a super top score of 41pts to win & was followed home by three veterans in the overall section with JJ Mc Bride 2nd, John Mc Closkey 3rd & Society President Paddy Murray in 4th spot. Overall. M.Ferry 41pts, JJ McBride 39pts, J Mc Closkey 38pts, Paddy Murray(Srn) 37pts. Section One. Pauric Mc Hugh 35pts, Paddy Murray (Jun) 34pts, John Doherty 33pts. Section Two. Kevin Mills 34pts, Noel Duggan 33pts, Seamus Mc Hugh 31pts. Section Three. Eamonn Durning 35pts, John Hannigan 34pts, Ken Sharpe 34pts.1st Nine. C.Furey 18pts. 2nd Nine. D.Ferry 19pts. The next outing will be Mr. Seamus Mc Hugh’s Captain’s Prize at Barnhill Golf Club on Friday 20th September.
Open Week: Conar Moore had a good week featuring regularly as did Lee Cummings. Natalie Cummings was also a regular in the mixed and ladies competitions. The Club would like to thank all of the Sponsors for their support for Dunfanaghy through the years especially in these times. Mick McGinley was on hand to Present the prizes for the day he Sponsored (Sigma Wireless). Mick has been a long supporter of the club and is a regular player here also especially this year as Julia McGinley is our Lady President. It was a delight to see our gentle Willie Irvine coming to the fore to so easily cruise home with such a fine score on Mick’s day.
Results: 29th July 3BBB: 1st N. Cummings, L Cummings, C Moore 51 pts; 2nd B Kelly, W Wilkin, R McConnell 49 pts BOT; 3rd S Duffy, P Burton, S Friel 49 pts BOT
31st July Singles s/ford: 1st Charles Roarty Jnr 41 pts; 2nd Sean Boyce 40 pts BOT; Gross Rob McElhinney 33 pts; 3rd Conar Moore 40 pts BOT; Visitor Pat McGowan 39 pts. CSS 37pts
1st August Scotch Foursomes: 1st Mary Lafferty / Roger Green 62 BOT; 2nd Maggie Foy / Dessie Foy 62; 3rd N Cummings / L Cummings 63.5.
2nd August 4BBB: 1st Dan Gallagher / Paul McGinley 40 pts ; 2nd Fergus Walsh / Aiden Fox 38 pts BOT; 3rd Shane O’Brien / E O’Brien 38 pts BOT
3rd August Stroke: 1st Willie Irvine 66; 2nd John McGinley 70 BOT; Gross Connor O’Brien 74; 3rd Adrian McCarter 70 BOT. Visitor Shane O’Brien 72. CSS 70 Reduction only.
4th August Singles S/ford: 1st Conar Moore 39 Pts BOT; 2nd Stephen Leyland 39 pts; Gross Daniel McColgan 34 pts; 3rd Colin Higgs 38 pts BOT. Visitor Gareth Patterson 37 pts. CSS 37 Pts
Junior Academy: The records keep tumbling on a Saturday morning in Dunfanaghy with the biggest entry yet for the weekly Juvenile competition, despite a few of the regulars being away on holidays. In first place this week was Andrew Clarke with a great score of 29pts in very windy conditions. In second place on 28pts was Tom Mc Clintock who just beat Carlos O Reilly on BOT. In the Cadet Section 29pts was good enough also for Hugh Burke to secure 1st place from James Daly who had 27 and Finn Dalton in third with 25Pts. All competitors completed 6 holes on the course followed by 9 holes of putting.
Note for your diary : Scratch cup is to be held on 1st September 2013.
Captins: Following the excitement of open week, the Captains prize and the Barton Cup this week end the members of Portsalon Golf Club will contest for final golfing major of the year as the players from the Kingdom club will contest for Kathleen Mc Cormick’s Presidents Prize on Saturday 17 th August. The Captain Joe Harkin and the members of Portsalon golf club wish our club President Kathleen Mc Cormick every success on this her special and historic day at Portslaon golf club. A time sheet is in operation for this event and at the time of going to press there are a few time slots available, so contact 074 9159459 or go online to www.portsalongolfclub.com to ensure your place in this major event. Presentation of prizes will take place at approx 9.30 p.m and all prize winners are asked to be in attendance.
The Barton Cup: The Barton Cup open match play event, first played for in 1899 was again played on the August Bank Holiday this year. The semi finals was contested by four of the junior club members where Connor Mc Fadden played David Mc Cormick and Oisin Harkin played Ryan Mc Gettigan. The final was contested between the Mc Fadden brothers Connor and Oisin with Connor going on to win the coveted Barton Cup. The Mc Menamin Plate was won by club Captain Joe Harkin with Fergus Callaghan runner up. The Captain Joe Harkin thanked the main organizers of the Barton Cup 2013 for all their work in both preparations and on the day. He thanked Paid Mc Memanin for his sponsorship of the Mc Memanin Plate.
Events: On Saturday 17th August its Kathleen Mc Cormick’s Presidents Prize. .On Sunday 18th a members competition, On Wednesday 21st there is an open competition.. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions contact 0749159459 or go online to portsalongolfclub.com.
Team News: The Portsalon Donegal Minor League team entertained our neighbours Rosapenna in the return leg of this semi final match. With the match all square at two all the battling Portsalon team of John Kelly and Sean Canning overturned a three hole defecate to win on the final hole and Portsalon advanced to the final of the Minor League where they will play Buncrana Municipal Golf Club. In the Donegal League Portsalon entertained Ballybofey/Stranorlar Golf club in the first leg semi final match. The Portslaon team came away with three matches to Ballybofey’s two matches. The return leg is scheduled for Sunday 1st September.
Results: The winner of the Diarmaid Coll sponsored open staged on Saturday last was Oisin McFadden (27) 39 points; Runner Up: Mick Bowe (22) 38 points B.O.TGross: Martin Sutherland (3) 35 pointsThird: Danny Kerr (14) 38 points Visitor: Martin Gilfedder (12) 37 points B.O.T. Best nines went to Paschal Cullen and Joe Harrisson . The CSS was 36 points.. The Captain Joe Harkin and members would like to express their thanks to club member Diarmaid Coll for his generous and continued sponsorship at Portsalon Golf Club. The winner of the gents open staged on Wednesday last was Neil Truelson (22) 40 points Runner Up: G.Bull (15) 39 points B.O,T Gross: Martin Sutherland (3) 36 points Third: Donal Callaghan (15) 38 points Visitor: Sean Carroll (18) 36 points (Northwest). The CSS was 36 points. The winner of the Sunday members competition was Conor McFadden (11) 39 pointsRunner Up: Diarmuid Logue (4) 37 points B.O.TGross: Eamonn McDermott (4) 32 pointsThird: Wilbert McConnell (17) 37 points. The CSS was 36 points
Results: Winner of the Sunday members with a tremendous score of 44pts was Claire McGonagle(10). Playing of 10 Claire racked up 4 birdies in her round to return a great card. Second with a score of 40pts which would normally be a winning score was Roisin McCormack(16). Best wishes to our club President Kathleen McCormick for a successful day on Saturday the 17th. President’s prize to the ladies will be played on Thursday the 15th. Good luck to the Maura O’Donnell team captained by Vera Kearney who play the 1st leg of their semi-final against Cruit on Sunday the 18th at 3pm at home. Sunday members is on the 18th with the alternate day being Friday the 16th. The August Monthly continues in aid of Breast Cancer. Past Captain’s is on Saturday the 31st.