News from around the Golf Clubs of Donegal

News from around the Golf Clubs of Donegal


Bundoran: On Friday June there is an Open Stableford competition at Bundoran Golf Club in memory of the late John O’Hara. There is a Ladies and Mens competition with three prizes in each. Proceeds from the event are in aid of SHOUT (Sligo Hospital Oncology Trust). Entry is - members 5 euro; visitors 15 euro. To secure place on timesheet please contact Club Shop 07198 41302.


Open Week: Continued on Monday 17th with the Hickey, Clarke & Langan Open and leading the field by two points was juvenile member Jack Patton [11] returning 41pts. In runner-up spot by virtue of BOT was single figure handicapper Glenn Gallagher [9], 39pts, pipping third and fourth placed Odhran Mc Gowan [16] and Hugh Coll [14] on the countback. The cat 4. prize on the day was won by the ever improving Victor Byrne [23] returning 37pts. Best Gross was low handicapper Eamonn Mc Dermott [4] 32.

Wed. 19th: Evolve Menswear Open - Winner was John G. Doherty [10] 44pts; 2, Sean O’Donnell [18] 42pts; 3, Vincent Mc Glynn [9] with the help of an eagle at 18th, 40pts; 4, Kieran Walsh [12] 40 pts. Gross Emlyn Bratton 33 gross pts.; Visitors, John Logue, Portsalon, 40pts

Fri. 21st.: Brian Mc Cormick Sports Open: Winner, Paul Lynch [13] 45pts; 2, Gerard Duffy [6] 42pts.; 3, Kevin Mc Donald [13]; 4, Joe Brown [15] Gross Eamonn Mc Dermott with 33 gross points.

4Ball Betterball: Competition by the 4 Lanterns Restaurants and Take-Away: 1, Joe Coyle & Keith Shields, 65nett; 2, John G. Doherty and Kevin Mills, 66 nett; 3, Nick Millier and Keith Spence. Gross: Jack Patton and Christopher Duffy 75 gross; Visitors’ Tim Barrett & Pat Green 68 nett.

Postponed: Due to the inclement weather, Sunday’s competition was postponed but, unfortunately, not until a few hearty souls had ventured out to play.

Monday 24th: Juvenile competition was won by Matthew Curley [16] with a great score of 42pts consisting of a birdie at the par three 8th and a great finish of 15pts over the last five holes. In second place was Philip Cassidy [20] on 38pts

Fred Daly: The Fred Daly team came away from Castlerock with a highly commendable 21/2 matches which leaves them only two matches down in the second leg to be played at Barnhill on Sunday. The calibre of golf was of a very high standard from both sides, as proven by one of the home team’s players when he had no less than six birdies in his match. This was a very creditable performance from the club’s youngsters and team captain Seamus Patton would like to thank all the players, senior players and parents for all their time and effort in transporting for the practice rounds and matches proper. Let us all turn out on Sunday to cheer on the club’s future ambassadors.

Fixture: This Saturday’s Open competition will be sponsored by Neary’s Pharmacy, Letterkenny.


Lady Captain’s: Despite the inclement weather golfers turned out in force to compete for Lady Captain Annemarie Beglane’s prizes on Sunday 23rd June. Due to the heavy rain the competition was curtailed to 14 holes with two of the club’s low handicappers in first and second place. Sorcha Begley had two points to spare over Kathleen Moran in a competition where all the competitors who took part should be highly commended for battling against the elements. The Lady Captain thanked all the competitors, her Committee, the greens staff, David Robinson, club professional and his staff; also Noreen Allen, Club Secretary, and the clubhouse catering and bar staff. Before the presentation of prizes in the clubhouse, the competitors enjoyed dinner in The Great Northern Hotel. The Lady Captain was joined by her husband Dermot and family members for the presentation of prizes. 1st S. Begley, 2nd K. Moran, 3rd A. Moloney, 4th L. Beattie, 5th R. Moore, 6th J. McGurren. Committee prize B. Gillespie, Past-Captain K. O’ Donnell, Seniors S. Stephens, 36 Handicap K. Forkin, Front 7 K. McDaid, Back 7 F. Murphy, Nearest Pin A. Moloney, Gross N. Allen.

Thanks: Sorcha Begley returned thanks to the Lady Captain for her Captain’s prize which was a beautiful tapestry of a lady golfer, which the talented Lady Captain had created herself. She also thanked her playing partner Anne Loughlin and on behalf of all the competitors complimented Annemarie on a beautiful selection of prizes. The winners of the scramble were N. Allen, P.J. Davey and E.Maguire. The winner of the Lady Captain’s prize for the men was David Ruane, Men’s Captain. 1st D. Ruane, 2nd E.McFadden, 3rd M.Crawford. Nines G.Kelly and S.Maguire. Lady Captain’s Day concluded in the clubhouse with music and dancing to the accompaniment of Kevin Grogan. Today Thursday 27th June is an Open Day sponsored by Belleek Pottery. Sunday 30th June Men’s Captain prize for the ladies per David Ruane.

Letterkenny Ladies

Team news: Maura O’Donnell team, captained by Celine Bradley, will face the Nairin and Portnoo ladies in Letterkenny on Sunday 30th at 3pm. Supporters welcome! Our Junior team, under the captaincy of Tracy Spence, was beaten by a strong Ballybofey and Stranorlar team.

Open Week: Both 18 hole open competitions during Open Week were well supported by members and visitors alike. The course was looking good and the hospitality in the clubhouse after play was second to none. The Donegal Sports Open results were as follows: Mena Breslin got the only ‘2’, Peggy Forde (Front 9, 23 points), Margo Birmingham (Back 9, 21 points), Nan Quinn (Visitor from Nairin & Portnoo, 30 points), Monica McDonagh (3rd, 38 points), Kathleen Rodger (Gross (from Gweedore) 21 gross points), Tracy Spence (2nd, 39 points) and in form Angela Kilgallon was the winner with 40 points. Thursday’s Open was sponsored by Club Professional Seamus Clinton and the results were as follows: 2s - Pauline Curley, Nuala McGarrigle, Ethna Diver and Tracy Spence. Front 9 Dana Clinton (21 points), back 9 Tracy Spence (20 points). Visitor Mae Blaney (Portsalon) 36 points, 3rd place Maura Cavanagh 39 points, Gross Marian O’Sullivan 26 gross points, 2nd place BOT 39 points Jackie Ireland and the winner with a fabulous 41 points was Cynthia Fuery. The results of the 13 hole competition held on 13th June were Eileen Harvey in 2nd place and the winner was Ruth Daly, both on 25 points. The winners of the Open Week weekend re-entry competition will be announced at this week’s presentation of prizes. Congratulations to all prize winners.

July Medal: Ladies, don’t forget to put your names on the drawsheet for the July Medal due to be held on July 2nd. There are still a few places left for the Mixed matchplay competition which has been well supported and enjoyed over the past few years – see notice board for list. And finally, tickets are available from any committee member for the Centenary year draw. 1st prize is a 5 year membership of Letterkenny Golf Club (or cash alternative of €1500), 2nd prize is 2 years membership (or cash alternative of €500) and third prize is 1 year membership (or cash alternative €250). Tickets are €20 each or a book of three for €50. The draw will he held at Halloween 2013. Please support.


President’s Day: Last week we had the great pleasure in competing in Dr Sweeney’s Presidents Day. On Thursday we played in the qualifier with all the ladies battling to be in pole position to play again on Sunday. The very inclement weather really proved a test of golf, however the lady in form at the minute is Anne Davey who returned a superb 69 to lead the way. Dr Sweeney was on hand to sweeten up the ladies with goodies of all kinds and provide a sympathetic ear to those who had to bow out of the competition for another year. Sunday morning bright and early, 7 brave soldiers appeared at 8:30am in their bid for glory. Sheila, Berni, Noreen and a special mention to Geraldine Doherty, were first on the tee box. Celine, Brid and Anne swiftly followed. With the strong gales blowing poor Geraldine all over the place, she put in a great effort and led the way until the 10th hole. Her race for the title ended there. The downpours of heavy rain soon saw a few more of the ladies sliding down the leaderboard. Noreen got her game back on track and returned the best score of the day but alas yet again was not enough to overtake the eventual winner, Celine Markey, who has proved that she can really get down to business when the majors come round. Well done to all who played over the two days and congratulations to Dr Sweeney on a great few days.

Full results: 1st Celine Markey, 2nd Noreen Mc Garvey, 3rd Brid Mulhern, 4th Sheila Doherty. F9 Anne Davey B9 Carmel Bonner. Well done to Johndy Boyle on winning the overall Presidents Prize. Special mention also goes to our juveniles who played on Tuesday. Jay Doherty was the winner with 4 points to spare over Kevin Mc Garvey, well done too to Conor Mc Garvey and Owen Gallagher who were just pipped for the prize. Huge thanks to Margaret Rose, Jimmy and girls for the outstanding food on Sunday night.

Fixtures: This weeks competition is Singles Stableford sponsored by Coglasann na Rosann Annagry. Good luck to Noreen and the Maire O Donnell team as they play the second leg against Rosapenna this Friday. Date for the diary: Club Classic 13th June, timesheet in clubhouse. Also look out for the new 50/50 draw taking place throughout the summer.

Ballybofey & Stranorlar Ladies

Sat 1st June: Open Comp. sponsored by Margaret Hynes, Ann Glancy & Eileen Reilly. 1st Eileen Boyce on 37 pts., 2nd Margaret Hynes on 35 pts. Gross Darragh McGowan on 31 gr pts. 3rd Bridie Faulkner 34 pts.

Wed 19th June: Stableford comp.sponsored by Elizabeth Hamilton, Maureen Boyle and Avril Edwards. Bridie Faulkner kept up her recent good form with a winning score of 38 pts. closely followed by Kathleen McGowan (Lady Capt.) and Mary McHugh both on 37 pts. The weather was perfect and the course in great condition with nice lush fairways short semi rough. 43 ladies played. Cat 1 Bridie Faulkner 38 pts.2nd Mary McHugh 37 pts. Cat 2. Kathleen McGowan 37 pts. 2nd Clara McNeill 36 pts. Cat 3 1st Karen O’Meara 34 pts. 2nd Brid Blee on 32 pts. Great to see Brid on the winning podium once again.

Thursday: 9 hole 2 ball mixed scramble was well supported and a good night’s craic was had by all. 1st Collette Callaghan and Billy Madden 23.5 2nd Ita Ward and Brendan Alexander 23. This is a completion that will grow so hoping to see many more of you out next week. Congrats to Margaret McConnell’s Minor Cup team who secured the necessary two matches at home against Letterkenny. They were a difficult team to beat and they battled hard to overcome their loss at Letterkenny. The home team were Margaret McConnell, Dolores Devanney, Rhonda Russell, Sheila Breen and Deirdre Duncan. Syliva Allen Hamiltown’s North West League completed there 2nd leg against Foyle at Foyle, winning just one match to record 8 points between the two legs.

This week: The weather forecast is good for this week and a large attendance is expected at the Thursday 9 hole mixed, just come along if you don’t have a partner at 7 pm and again on Friday for the Scramble, draw for partners at 6.00.


Fourball: The final of The Club Fourball Match Play Championship sponsored by T G Tunnelling Ltd. took place during the week and the formidable partnership of Martin Carr and Dave Barr were victorious over Damien Mulhern and Jason Mc Garrigle. Congratulations to all the finalists who won their way through from the 80 who started earlier in the spring.

Adult/Junior/Beginner Scramble: Was held on Monday evening and turned out to be a tremendous success with 63 taking part. A special thank you to The Junior Committee who organised the event and to all who took part especially the Adult members who went out with the Beginners and Juniors.

Centenary competition: The Regional Final of the G.U.I Ulster Branch Centenary Competition was held at North West Golf Club on Sunday where representatives from 24 Clubs played off in wet and windy conditions. Representing our Club were Bobby O’Shea and Dave Barr and congratulations to them as the four Clubs going forward to the Grand Final at Royal Belfast Golf Club on Sunday Sept 1st. are Portstewart, Portsalon, Donegal and Castlerock.

Sunday: The weather on Sunday made for difficult golfing conditions and best of those who endured them was our Competition Secretary Gerry Forde who now goes forward to the Volkswagen Masters Competition at Powerscourt. Results. 1st Gerry Forde 30 Pts. 2ndMichael Neary 30 Pts. 3rd Seamus Faulkner 30 Pts.

Thursday Specials:  The winner this week was another man returning to the Thursday’s after an extended spell in the past player category, Roy Harron with an excellent score of 34 pts. The players in 2nd and 3rd proved very difficult to separate with matching scores on the back 6, 2012 Player of the Year Vincent McCrea just edged it taking 2nd place with 33pts on a break of tie from Gerry McCormack in 3rd. Aidy Gallagher was 4th again with 33pts but losing out on the count back because he did most of his scoring on the 1st 9. Denis McDaid was the best past player with an excellent score of 37pts. Players are reminded that the 2nd Round of the Phoenix Cup must be played by the 3rd July.


Lady Captain: The Lady Captain, AnnMarie Beglane, put up the Lady Captain’s Prize for men, and this was won by our Captain, David Ruane, with 34 pts. Next to feature was Enda McFadden on 32 pts, followed by Mark Crawford on 30 pts. Winners of the Nines were Gerry Kelly and Shaun Maguire

Next weekend: Our sponsor is Alan Frizelle’s of Bundoran, Craft Butchers, with the Sean Kerr Memorial Trophy being played for on Sunday.

Presentations: Winners of prizes in the following competitions, Celtic Weave, Olympic Amusements,the Allingam Arms Hotel and the Club Development Classic are expected to attend the presentation of prizes on this Friday at 9.00. If unable to attend please send a representative.

Spring League: The Spring League Finalists have been decided. Eamon Stack/Joe Flannery won against P J Davey/Pat Cunningham and Eamon Maguire/Jamie Monaghan got through against Shaun Maguire/Gary Morris.

Clounanna: Two matches outstanding in the current round of the Clounanna, and if not played by this Saturday will be decided by toss next Sunday. We have currently 5 entries for the Singles matchplay and entries will close Sunday week.

Captain’s Day: Members are reminded that Captain’s Day takes place Saturday the 6th July with a Scramble on the preceding Friday, 6.00 p.m. start. The Time Sheet is now in the Pro Shop.

Wednesday: The weekly Wednesday 14 hole competition are being well supported.

Donegal Ladies

Foodland: The Foodland Cash and Carry sponsored Stableford competition played on 16th/18th June was won in great style by Mary McGonigle playing off 15 with 40 pts. in 2nd place and playing well at the moment was Anne Marie McCormick(36) 39 pts. 3rd was Miriam Bennett(18) 38pts. and 4th was Phil Mundy(35) 36pts. The front 9 was won by Tracey Clarke(23) with 23 pts Margaret Connolly(19) won the back 9 with 24 pts. The 9 hole competition was won by Mary B Meehan(27) with 18pts. with Tracey Clarke(23) in 2nd with 17pts.

Diary Dates: Saturday 13th July Lady Captain’s day.

Ballybofey and Stranorlar

Results:Fergus Mc Menamin Sponsored our members competition on Tuesday 18th June. 1st Nett; Shane Doherty (17) - 43pts. 2nd Nett; Richard Tamayo (28) - 41pts. Gross; Barry Mc Menamin (5) - 34pts. 3rd Nett; Seamus Foy (28) - 39pts. CSS 67. On Friday 21st June there was a great turnout for the big Sean Mc Cumhaills Classic, I don’t have the results to hand at this moment but they may appear elsewhere in the paper. Saturday 22nd June was Sponsored by Bus Eireann, 1st Nett; James Woods ((16) - 64. 2nd Nett; Lawrence Devenney (13) - 65. Gross; Brendan Mc Dermott (8) - 75. 3rd Nett; James Grant (12) - 66 BOT. 4th Nett; Adrian Mc Carter (9) - 66. CSS 68. Sunday 23rd June was Sponsored by The Health Centre Stranorlar. 1st Nett; Anthony Mc Cormick (20) - 37pts. 2nd Nett; Paul Quinn (13) - 36pts. Gross; Derek Mc Neill (4) - 31pts. 3rd Nett; John Mc Caughan (6) - 34pts. CSS 69. Junior golfers got their competitions under way on Monday 24th of June. However the Monday results for them are not included in these notes, for obvious reasons, but if they are left for me in the office they will get published in next weeks notes.

Upcoming events: Friday 28th June St. Vincent de Paul Singles. Saturday 29t June Ladies & Gents Competition in aid of St. Joseph Hospital. Sunday 30th June Ladies & Gents is Sponsored by Twin Town Oils. Monday 1st July sees the commencement of Juvenile Golf in conjunction with the Juniors and the 1st Tee is closed from 10.00am until 1.00pm. So boys & girls interested in playing golf come along on the Monday mornings and see whats happening, all are welcome, and there are very dedicated club members there to look after you. Tuesday Open until 4.00pm and our Members Competition is Sponsored by Gerry Bruton.

Portsalon Ladies

Results: Mary Barrett(16) is in top form these days. Returning a scorching 70 nett in the June medal reducing her handicap to 15. Roseanne Logue was 2nd with a 76nett.

Teams: Well done to the Maura O’Donnell team captained by Vera Kearney. They defeated Greencastle at home on Sunday the 23rd in rather stormy conditions in order to progress to the next round. Good luck to the Mixed Foursomes team playing in Omagh against Co. Cavan golf club on Sunday the 30th of June.

Open Week: Saturday the 29th of June sees the start of Open Week in Portsalon with a Ladies&Gents any combination 4ball betterball. There are 6 available competitions in total for the Ladies so make sure to get your times booked as soon as possible on 0749159459 or on the website

Lady Captain: Lady Captain’s day is only a stone’s throw away. Mrs Deirdre Hensey will hold her special day on Saturday the 20th of July. Can all ladies please make sure they have their 3 qualifying cards in on time. Names must also be in by 6pm on Sunday the 14th for the draw which will take place that evening in the bar.


Tough: Saturday was tough, very tough with showers and strong wind and Sunday was worse for the brave souls who struggled round keeping their scores alive to qualify. However, as the overall winner Johndy Boyle said in his winners address, it wasnt really about who won or prize winners, it was all to do with Dr Peter Sweeney. Very easy to see how popular this man has been at Cruit Island when you see the large turnout at his presintation night and all who played in the rain,wind cause it was his day. Johndy Boyle was the steadiest player over the 2 days and held out to beat Derek Bonner who had a good lead after very impressive leading score on Saturday.

Full Results: Overall winner Johndy Boyle 139 (69,70) BOT; 1st Gent Derek Bonner 139 (65,74); 2nd Owenie Gallagher 141; Gross Donal Boyle; 3rd Eugene Sharkey; 4th Noel Maguire. Best Saturday Hugh Gillespie. Best Sunday Joseph Gillespie. Cat 0-12 Brendan Boyle. Cat 13-20... Steven Melly. Cat 21-28 Connie McKelvey; Front 9 Chris Walsh; Back 9 Shaun Timoney

Draw: Back to Club buisness this week with our next 100 Club Draw and little reminder to all members of the Club to please get their payments up to date and big thankyou if you all ready have as its all needed to keep Club alive.

Fixtures: On Friday evening we have our annual match Robins V Geese and anyone not playing is invited to come and watch and enjoy the Bar Q later. Sunday is the start of our Open Week, with the Sunday Competition sponsored by “Brian McCormicks Sports”. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we will have 18 hole Stableford and on Friday 3 Ball Scramble. Saturday 6th July is 4BBB any combination, with our weekending with “Donegal Sports” 18 stroke on Sunday.


Lady Captain’s: Mrs Bernadette North held her 2013 Lady Captains Prize last Saturday the 15th of June over the Old Tom Morris Links. The inclement weather did its best to dampen spirits but a slightly later tee time allowed for play to take place with remarkable scoring in such trying conditions. The winner with a great score of 44pts was Suzanne Gallagher (25). The runner up with 42pts was Kit Boyce (27). The gross winner was Sheila Breen (12) with 82 gross. Category A winner was Ann Currie (18) with 35pts and category B winner was Dympna Kelly (23) with 35pts. The front nine winner was Hazel Russell with 17pts and the back nine winner was Veronica Dowds with 22pts. The committee prize was won by Diane Barnett (18) with 31pts and the visitors prize was won by Amy Chambers (5) from Dunfanaghy with 17pts bot for 9 holes.

Lady Captain’s to Gents: The Lady Captains Prize to the gents was held over the Sandy Hills Links and was won by Kieran McGee (13) with 40 pts. The runner up was Denis Harkin (14) with 37pts and third place was Joe McHugh (15) with 34pts. The Lady Captains Prize to the Junior Section results were as follows: Juvenile Girls: 1st Aobha Gallagher; 2nd Casey Sheilds. Junior Girls: 1st Bronach Gallagher; 2nd Miobha MacGinty. Juvenile Boys: 1st Darragh Morrison. Junior Boys: 1st Shane McBride; 2nd Conor Boyce

Results: On Sunday the 16th the gents club competition was held over the Old Tom Morris Links and the winner was John Casey (7) with 67 nett. The runner up was Dermott Ward (14) with 68 nett. Gross winner was Michael Bradley (6) with 74 gross. Third place was Shaun Boyce (11) with 69 nett bot. The front nine winner was James McFadden (22) with 32 nett and the back nine winner was John Boyce (7) with 33.5 nett. CSS was 71. The club competition on Wednesday the 12th of June was won by Paul Travers (13) with 37 pts. CSS was 36 pts. There will be a gents club competition over the Old Tom Morris Links every Wednesday with entries in the Pavilion Golf Shop.

Captain’s: Mr Patrick McClafferty’s 2013 Gents Captains Prize will take place this Saturday the 22nd of June over the Old Tom Morris Links. There will be an open draw for tee times. Members can pick a preferred 30 min gap and the draw will be made at 9.00pm sharp on Friday the 21st of June and the draw will be available on 074-915-5000. There will be a buffet on Saturday night from 8.30pm followed by the presentation of prizes and entertainment in the Golf Pavilion. All members are welcome & encouraged to attend. The Gents Captains Prize to the ladies will take place on the Sandy Hills this Saturday with 8.40 & 8.50am and 12.30 & 12.40pm reserved.

Team news: Well done to the Rosapenna Barton Shield team who won both matches in Castlerock Golf Club last Sunday the 16th. Rosapenna overcame Portsalon in the morning round and then played City of Derry after lunch where they won by three holes. Rosapenna now play Ballycastle in the last 16 in Ulster back in Castlerock G.C on Sunday the 14th of July. Congratulations to the Rosapenna Junior Scratch match play team (hcap of 6+) who beat Donegal G.C at home 5-2 last Wednesday the 12th of June. Good luck to the team who will travel to play Donegal in the return leg next Wednesday the 26th. The first match will tee off at 4.15pm. Travelling support is welcome. Well done to the Rosapenna Senior Scratch match play team who beat Strabane Golf Club away 4-3 in the first round last Friday the 14th of June. The return leg will take place at Rosapenna on Saturday the 6th of July. Good luck to the Rosapenna Minor League team who play Falcarragh G.C in the second round with the home leg first this Thursday the 20th of June with the first match out at 3.30pm. Good luck to the Irish Mixed Foursomes Team who take on Mannan Castle G.C in the last 16 in Ulster on Saturday the 29th of June at Newtownstewart Golf Club at 4.30pm.

Sweep: The US Open club fundraising sweep was won by Frank Casey Jnr and the runner up was Seimi McBride with Eddie McGinley third.

Matchplay: All third round matches of the Doubles Matchplay must be completed by next Monday the 24th of June.

Classic: The fundraising golf classic in aid of the golf club that was held on Saturday the 8th of June raised over 2,000e on the day and many thanks to all the members that supported the day. The results were as follows: 1st P McGroddy/G McClafferty/B McGee/M Bradley 88pts; 2nd N McManus/J McManus/G Hopkins/B Payne 86pts; 3rd T Ferguson/C McBride/H Duggan/G Toye 84pts; 4th D O’Kane/L Boyce/K McGee/B McBride 82pts; 5th S Goldstein/L Breen/S Breen/D Sweeney 80pts; Longest Drive - Sheila Breen

Matchplay: The second round of the 2013 Michael Bonner Singles Matchplay must be completed by Monday the 15th of July.

Senior Cup: The Rosapenna Irish Senior Cup team who have reached the last 16 in Ulster will play Strabane back in Strabane G.C on Sunday the 30th of June at 8.45am and the winners of that tie will play the winners of City of Derry vs Portstewart that same afternoon at 3.00pm for a spot in the Irish Senior Cup Ulster semi final to be played at Royal County Down on Sunday the 18th of August. Good luck to team captain Frank Casey Jnr & his panel of players.

Fixtures: There will be a club competition on Sunday the 30th of June over the Old Tom Morris Links. The Mulroy Cup which is a GoY competition will take place on Sunday the 7th of July. The Terry Casey Memorial will be played for on Saturday the 13th of July with 18 holes over the Sandy Hills Links (last cards 1.30pm) and then a further 9 holes over the Valley from 6.00pm for the top 12 players grouped in score order.

North West

Meal deal : 18th of July: 1st Kyle McCarron(2) 41pts; 2nd Michael Bradley(8) 39pts

Thursday open: 20th of July - 1st Gerry Coyle 40pts; 2nd Mike McLaughlin 37pts; 3rd Justin MacLochlainn 36pt

Saturday open: 22nd of June - 1st Kevin O’Donnell 45pts; 2nd Leo McGowan 36pts; 3rd Joe Rahim 35pts.

Narin and Portnoo

Seniors: Our Seniors are through to the next round after getting the better of Ballybofey and Stranorlar last Friday. The Minor League team travel to Cruit after a 3 to 2 win at home. Our Ulster Cup team tied on matches with Gracehill but lost out on holes won. Patrick Breslin was the winner of the DBI sponsored medal competition at the weekend. Aidan O Connell had a great round on Wednesday to win with a score of 41 points. Comhghairdeas le Mairtin Ó hIarnain ar scor iolar(eagle) ag an ceathrú poll ar an gCéadoin seo caite. Bhuail sé iarann seacht as a chuid dara.

Results: Wed. 1 Aidan O Connell(15) 41, 2 John Ban Gallagher(12) 39, 3 Patrick Boyle(12) 38.

Sat/Sun: DBI Monthly Medal. 1 Patrick Breslin(16) 76, 2 Cathal Donoghue(13) 77bot, 3 Desmond Mc Gettigan(22) 77.

Fixtures: Sunday 30th June Mr Dom Gallagher’s President Prize.

Narin Portnoo Ladies

Minor Cup Team: Well done to our Minor Cup team who were victorious against Strabane and now play in the quarter final. All other teams are wished well in the remaining competitions.

Results: June 11th. 1 Mary Nicholson(13) 70, 2 Nora Shovlin(27) 74. June 18th. 1 Collette Boner(17) 38bot, 2 Marie Mc Govern(22) 38bot. 1st 9 Betty Crotty(36) 22, 2nd 9 Anne Fox(25) 18bot.

Dunfanaghy Ladies

Cancelled: Lady President Julia McGinley had to cancel her day on Saturday 15th June due to extremely bad weather. The Competition will now take place on Saturday 6th July. Please ensure your name is on the sheet in Ladies locker room to enable new draw to take place on Tuesday 2nd July.

President: Brian Dolan’s Prize to the Ladies was a very successful day on Tuesday 18th June. Pauline Hunter went out late, played well staying well away from the rough (unlike Husband Patrick) and posted the winning score of 37 Pts. Mary McColgan played in strong wind early in the morning and came in second with 33Pts and Natalie Cummings played steady Golf to pick up the Gross with 19 gross points. The Ladies would like to thank President Brian for the beautiful Prizes and the very welcomed tea and sandwiches after Golf.

Reminder: Ladies just a reminder to get your sponsorship sheets back to the treasurer by Sunday 7th July and please come along on Sunday 14th July bring your friends for our sponsored walk, registration at the Club at 1.15pm.

Results: Tuesday 11th June,1st Margaret Roarty (24) 69. President’s prize to  Ladies: 1st Pauline Hunter  (34) 37Pts; 2nd Mary McColgan (19) 33Pts; Gross Natalie Cummings (14) 19 Gross; 3rd Margaret Roarty (23) 32Pts. 1st nine June Nelson (24) 19pts; 2nd nine Mary Lafferty (19) 19Pts


Open Week: Preparations are now completed and one of the eagerly awaited open week competitions the Portsalon golf club open week is scheduled to tee off on Saturday 29th June and conclude on Sunday 7th July. To ensure that you have your place, contact Portsalon Golf Club, contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at

Open week: Festival of golf tees off on Saturday 29th June with the Value Centre Letterkenny fourball better ball stableford competition. On Sunday 30th it’s the Bonner Engineering Ladies and gents singles competition. Monday 1st July sponsored by Donegal Sports it’s a Ladies and Gents stableford competition. Tuesday 2nd the Radisson Blu sponsored gents stableford. Wednesday 3rd The Joe Mc Gee Butchers Letterkenny sponsored gents stableford competition. Thursday 4th July the Mc Gettigan Bakery sponsored gent’s stroke competition. Friday 65h July it’s the Dunleavys Stores Portsalon, John Mc Elwee Construction, Seamus Clinton and Browns Cars sponsored ladies and gents stableford competition. Saturday 6th July the Whoriskey Heating Oils sponsored gent’s fourball stableford competition. Sunday 7 th July Dave Jones ladies and Golf Store Europe gents stableford competition.