Democrat golf round-up

Democrat golf round-up

The weather might not have been too kind of late, but there's still plenty happening around the golf courses of Donegal


The club competition on Sunday, Feb. 21st, played over the Sandy Hills Links (11 holes) was won by Mickey Treanor (17) with 23 pts.

Two's - €16 roll-over to Sunday, Feb. 28th.

The next outing of the Mulroy Links will take place at Rosapenna this coming Saturday. Contact the Pavilion Golf Shop on 0)74 915 5000 to confirm/book any tee times.

The first stage payment toward the 2016 golf fees will be due on March 1st (up to Sunday, 6th March) and is

payable in The Pavilion Golf Shop.

Upcoming competitions/events:

Saturday 27th Feb - Mulroy Links at Rosapenna; Sunday 28th Feb - Gents Singles (club); Saturday, 5th March - Mulroy Links at Portsalon; Sunday, 6th March - Gents Singles (club).


Bhain Michael Doherty an chomórtas ag an deireadh seachtaine le scór de 35 bot. Scór mhaith ó Micheál an captaen. In san dara áit bhi Doalty Sweeney le 35 agus san tríú áit bhi Paul Harkin (Cloughaneely Golf Club) le pointe fosta. Bhain Brendan Doherty an chéad 9 le 19 agus bhain Eoghan Gillespie an dara 9 le 19 pointe. CSS ar an dá lá nó 36 pointe le laghdú amháin.

Beidh Cluiche Gaeltachta as baile v Dún Fionnachaidh maidín De Satharn, 9r.n. Adh mór ar Dean agus a fhoireann.

Monthly presentation and club draw this Sunday at 8pm.

Ballybofey and Stranorlar

Results: Saturday, Feb. 20th, 1st Nett: John McMenamin (8) 38pts, 2nd Nett Brendan McDermott (11) 37pts, CSS NQ

Sunday, Feb. 21st, 1st Nett: William Laird (15) 41pts (bot), 2nd Nett Thomas McBride (14) 41pts, 3rd Nett: Barry McManamin (5) 40pts, CSS NQ.

Usual Competitions this week.

Don't forget to keep your Spring League matches up to date.

The quiz in the Clubhouse on Wednesday, 2nd March is for Finn Valley College

Junior Golf: Would any Junior (member) who is available to play in this year's Fred Daly Trophy please get as much practice as possible in before first match on 11th April.

Please keep an eye on Facebook for St Patrick's Day Competition details.

Cruit Island

Our trip to Gweedore had to be cancelled due to the weather.

However, we are hopefully going with a home match this Saturday against Cloughaneely Golf Club in our Gaelteacht League.

In the weekly competition, our Club Captain Donal Boyle was in top form to take Sunday's Competition.

Result: 1st Donal Boyle 37pts, 2nd Terence Gallagher 36pts, 3rd John Hyland 35pts, Front 9 Danny McShea 19pts, Back 9 James A Gallagher 16pts

Could the remaining three Winter League matches be played before or on February 28th.

Narin and Portnoo

The Captains, Sean Hanrahan and Eithne Devlin, will hold their Drive In on Saturday, 5th March at 11.30am. The usual large crowd is expected for the first official event of the year to mark their Captaincy.

Fixture cards are now available in the Pro-Shop and on the website which includes all competitions for 2016, and once again we thank our sponsors for their continued support.

Daragh has the shop well stocked for the coming season so why not call in and browse all the equipment available. You never know you might get the club that will change your game forever, or just get a lesson that might work the same.

Charael Catering are open Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat. and Sun. for another few week,s then full time later on from around Easter.

The 18 holes are open for play on the course for visitors although competitions are 16 until the days get a bit longer and the weather improves.

Results: Wed. 17th Feb. 1st Patrick Murray 36pts, 2nd Declan Murrin 33pts, 3rd Gary Mc Hugh 32pts. Sunday, 14th Feb 1st John Malone (11) 35pts b.o.t., 2nd Finn Mc Crory (9) 35pts, 3rd Kevin Lyons (20) 35pts, Best Saturday, Paul Cooney (10) 32pts; Sunday 21st Feb. 1st Manus Boyle Jnr (6) 35pts, 2nd Sean Mc Ginley (17) 32pts.

Fixtures: Sunday 28th February, Club Competition.


The inclement weather conditions proved testing again this week. However, it did not deter Paddy Hegarty from picking up the Monthly Medal Competition on Sunday. Well done Paddy.

The Wednesday Open was won by John McGinley with a terrific score of 43 points. A special mention should also go to Leslie Sterritt who won his first Gross prize with 31 points. Leslie only took up the game two years ago. Now playing off a handicap of 7, he has come an incredibly long way in a short space of time.

Competition Results: Wednesday Open Stableford – 17th February, John McGinley D/F 43 Pts, Don Ponsonby L/K 41 Pts, Leslie Sterritt D/F 31 Gross Pts,

Stanley Johnson D/F 39 Pts.

February Monthly Medal, 21st February, Paddy Hegarty 32 Pts BOT, Paul Smyth 32 Pts BOT, John Chambers 23 Gross Pts, Aidan Fox 31 Pts BOT

Gents’ Open Single S/F, No competition – Event rained off.

Events for the Week Ahead:

Saturday, 27th February - Open Gents 4bbb Stroke, Sunday, The Spring Cup will be held for members - times still available

Tuesday 1st of March – Ladies Links. Any ladies who would like to put their names down can contact Mary on 0749136335.

Junior Golf: Unfortunately there was no golf for Juniors last Saturday due to the rough weather conditions. Next Saturday, there will be a scramble which is a format enjoyed very much by all Juniors. Could all those participants still in the Paul McGinley Junior Challenge Cup and Plate Competitions please try to play their next round of matches as soon as possible.

Renovations will be ongoing in the club for the coming weeks so we ask all members and visitors to be mindful of this while visiting. We look forward to a new and improved clubhouse in the coming weeks.

Dunfanaghy Ladies

Last week's 14 hole competition was won by Cathleen Boyle, playing off 20

with 23 pts.

A new

14 hole competition starts each Sunday and runs until the following

Friday. Play any time.

The Seniors had a good day on Monday with just the odd shower, and less wind. Results next week.

The last Winter Links of the season is on 1st March, time sheet on line or phone the clubhouse. The next Seniors Competition is on 21st March.

Well done Aiden Fox on sending all the water on the course back to where

it belongs. There are several fields in Mayo and further south which could do with your expertise.

The Lady Captain is practising for her cooking competition with Mr Captain

Denis. The date for this will be divulged when she gets it right!

Please remember to add your name to the list in the cloakroom for the

Easter Hamper Draw.

The Lady Captain would like to invite you to have tea/coffee and scones with her before playing so come along a little early to enjoy this.

Another reminder about the Entry Sheet for the Ladies' 3 Day event. It can be downloaded from the Ladies' Page on the Dunfanaghy Golf Club Website.


Letterkenny Golf Club, in association with Failte Ireland, were delighted with the huge response they received at the recent Golf Expo held in the Europa Hotel, Belfast, organised by Failte Ireland.

Following its two recent prestigious awards from both Ireland's Golfing Guide [best hidden gem golf course] and also from the Letterkenny Tidy Town All-Ireland winners, [environmental award for dedication to wildfowl], Letterkenny Golf Club Captain Ivan Fuery stated that he was delighted at the amount of interest shown by people about the club and, indeed, Donegal golf as a whole. “I was amazed at the knowledge that people had of our club winning these awards and of how interested they were about acquiring more information on the club itself, the facilities, accommodation available and Letterkenny Town.

Ivan also recorded that, in the three hour period that the show was held on Wednesday night last, that over 200 people had visited the club stand where they could avail of the newly designed club pamphlets, open competitions schedule, society golf, golf magazines and the club centenary book.

The club donated prizes on the night, offered in association with Dillons Hotel and Silver Tassie Hotel, Letterkenny.

All in all, a very rewarding time ahead in the future of Letterkenny Golf Club.

Ladies West Coast Alliance

The next round of the Ladies West Coast Alliance will take place this Saturday, 27th February in Gweedore Golf Club. Please ring Deirdre Gallagher on 087 6177465 for times.


Captains' Drive In will take place on Sunday, 28th February. The day will commence with Captains John Logue and Sally O’Kane holding the official drive in at 10 a.m and this will be followed with a shotgun start at 10.30am.

Members are asked to record their names for the event before 6 p.m on Saturday 27th as a draw for teams and tees will take place. The Captain John Logue extends the club's invitation to the Captain and members of Otway Golf Club to Portsalon for this Captain’s drive in.

Fixtures: On Friday, 26th February there is an open seniors competition - members €5 visitors, €10 Saturday. 27th February - open stableford. Sunday 28th members competition and Wednesday 2nd March an open 18 hole stableford competition.

A time sheet is in operation for all competitions at Portsalon Golf Club, contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at

Donegal Links Classic: A limited number of places remain for the Donegal Links Classic. The competition is staged over three of Donegal’s most prestigious links golf courses Ballyliffen, Rosapenna and Portsalon golf courses. It runs over three days May 30th ,31st and June 1st.

Results: On Sunday, Feb. 14th the winner of the members competition was Damien Hannigan (20) 37 points, 2nd Joe Logan (17) 36 points Gross John G McBride (0) 27 points, 3rd Dave Hughes (17 ) 35 points

Draw: Last month's winners in the Members Draw were 1st Damien Doherty €110, 2ndGerry Hannon €50, 3rd Dan Kelly €40, 4thYousaf McCaul €20