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Donegal Seniors golf alliance

Results from the recent outing to Strabane Golf Club:

1st Eugene Gallagher 14, Portsalon, 36 pts; 2nd Tim Farrell 18, Ballybofey and Stranorlar 35 BOT; 3rd George Hunter 24, Strabane, 35 BOT; 4th Jim Callan 10, Strabane 35; 5th Joe Flanagan 12, North West, 34 BOT; Gross, Don Ponsonby 5, Letterkenmny. 28 pts; 6th P O'Hare 10, Strabane 34 BOT; 7th JP Byrne 15, Donegal 34; 8th K Galalgher 15, Strabane, 33 BOT; 9th P Sweeney 13, Cruit, 33 BOT; 10th H Coyle 14, North West, 33 BOT.

Category A 1st Colin Morrow 22, Letterkenny 33pts, 2nd C Stevenson 14, Ballyliffen, 31;

Category B 1st P Bonner 15, Portsalon, 31 BOT; 2nd E Cassidy 16, Donegal 31;

Category C 1st J Birney 25, Portsalon 33 pts, 2nd R Mangan 19, Gweedore 31.

Category D 1st M Dunne 20, Portsalon 31; 2nd G Coyle 16, North West 30pts.

There will be additional outings taking place at Letterkenny Golf Club on Thursday, September 29th and Ballybofey and Stranorlar GC on Thursday, October 6th.

Bundoran Ladies

The presentation of all outstanding prizes will be held in the Clubhouse at 9 p.m. on Friday, 26th August.
Congratulations to Sandra Dunmore who won the Lafayette Photography Dublin/Omagh competition on 14th August with a fine score of 40 points. In second was Josephine McGurren 38pts; 3rd Ursula McManus 37. Front nine, Maureen Clarke 19; Back nine Fran Murphy 21.
The Ladies Open on Thursday, Aug. 18th had entries from a wide range of golf clubs with first prize going to Josie Boyle from Enniskillen G.C.
Results: 1st Josie Boyle, Enniskillen G.C. 39 points; 2nd Marie Begley 36 points; 3rd Fran Murphy 33 points; Category 1. 1st Deirdre Mulligan 32 (b.o.t) 2nd Kathleen Connolly 32; Category 2, 1st Maureen Clarke 32; Kathleen O’Neill 29; Category 3, 1st Kay Noctor 31; 2nd Christina Fowley Castle Dargan 30.
Twos: Susan Anderson, Omagh G.C., and Beatrice Lawless, Warrenpoint G.C.
Congratulations to Josephine McGurren who is having a fine season and won the Great Northern Hotel Bundoran competition with a 73. In second place was Anne Loughlin, 74; 3rd Kathleen Connolly 78; Front nine Barbara Craig 35; Back nine Maureen Clarke 38. Best 36 H/C Mary O’Donnell.
This Thursday, August 25th, the club competition is a Three Ball Rumble. On Sunday next, Aug. 28th, the stableford competition is sponsored by Nirvana Restaurant, Ballyshannon. Members will also compete for the Past Captain’s Trophy presented by Maureen McEniff.
Next weekend sees the final major of the year with President Kay McGowan’s President’s Prize on Saturday, 3rd September. Timesheet is now available online for this competition. Kay’s weekend gets off to a start with the popular President’s Mixed Scramble on Friday, 2nd September at 5.30 p.m.

Dunfanaghy Ladies

On Tuesday, 16th August, the stableford competition was won by Caitlin Hegarty (19) 34 pts, 2nd Karen McCormick (26) 33 pts BOT, Css 36 pts.

On Friday, 26th August there is a 3 BBB, any combination, followed by a social evening with Gerry O'Sullivan providing the entertainment.

There are still spaces available, phone the clubhouse for a slot.

Saturday 27th is a club ladies match-play event; please check the website for the draw, and try to wear either pink or blue.

Tuesday 30th is a social evening with a draw at 4 o'clock. These evenings are good fun so please show your support for Lady Captain, Mary.

The Dunfanaghy Ladies' Links starts on Tuesday, 6th September, time sheet on-line or phone the clubhouse.

Drum Bar Society

Our annual memorial competition takes place this Saturday at Letterkenny Golf Club. The tee box is booked from 10.30am and members are asked to be in good time.

We had 26 players taking part in our recent outing to Ballybofey and Stranorlar and on a day of some excellent golf and impressive scoring, Pat Loughnane was the overall winner.

Cathal Sheridan, a player who has been in good form of late, posted another good score to take second, while Liam Rodgers was third. The ladies winner was Mary Sumner.

Other prize winners were: Front 9, Matt Tolan; Back 9, Dave Moore; Nearest the pin, Dave Moore; Longest drives, Michael Crossan and Laura Crawford. Category 1 Dave Sumner, Category 2 Peter McGrath, Category 3 Columba Crawford.


Mr Hugh McBride held his President's Prize (G.o.Y) over the Old Tom Morris Links last Saturday.

The winner was John Doran Jnr (10) with 40pts bot, the runner up was John McClafferty (21) with 40pts.

The gross winner was Con Boyce (2) with 34 gross pts. In third place was Liam Breen (12) with 39pts.

The front nine was won by Ronan Gallagher with 22pts and the second nine was won by Brendan McGee with 22pts

The gents visitor prize was won by Peter Greegs (7) with 37pts and the ladies visitor prize was won by Brid McMenamin.

The senior prize was won by Niall McManus (12) with 33pts.

Two's - John Doran Jnr, Shane Coll, Pat Boyce, Barry McMenamin, Liam Breen, Maurice Connolly, John Feeney, Shaun Boyce and Ronan Gallagher €15 each.

The club competition on Sunday was won by Kieran Gallagher (14) with 36pts, the runner up was Sean Boyce (5) with 34pts. Two's - John Wilson,

Shane Sweeney and Peadar Boyce, €11 each.

Golfer of the Year: The golfer of the year table after six events is now as follows: Eddie McGroddy 24pts, John Boyce 21pts, Pete McBride Jnr 21pts,

Shaun Boyce 17pts, Pat Boyce 15pts,

Liam Breen 15pts,

Team Golf

Well done to our Donegal League team who travelled to Ballybofey last

Friday for the county semi final first leg winning 1.5 matches from 5 (6 holes down).

The return leg will take place this coming Sunday over the Old Tom Morris Links, home support on the day is welcomed.

Congratulations to our Junior Scratch Matchplay team who travelled to Ballyliffin for the first round, first leg last Thursday and won the away tie 3-2.

The return leg will take place on Thursday, Sept. 1st.

Well done to our Senior Scratch Matchplay team who beat Letterkenny 4-1 at home last Thursday in the first leg.

The return leg is scheduled for this coming Friday.

Upcoming events: Sunday 28th - Gents Singles (club), Sat/Sun Sept. 3rd/4th - Senior Scratch Cup; Sunday 4th - Gents Singles (club).

Rosapenna Ladies

On Saturday the ladies played a stableford competition over Sandy Hills Links for Mr President Hugh McBride’s President’s Prize to the Ladies. There was a great turn out and the competition was won by Carmel Barry (13) 39pts, runner-up was Claire Lenny (15) 37pts, the gross winner was Sheila Breen (11) 23 gross pts, in third place was Sylvia Bassett (25) 34pts, the front nine was won by Mary Devlin (28) 19pts and the back nine by Veronica Dowds (26) 20pts.

Thanks to Michael Murphy Sports for supplying the lovely prizes.

The Lady Captain’s outing this year will take place on 24th September to Narin & Portnoo GC followed by dinner at Danny Minnies Restaurant in Annagry.

Further details of the day are posted in the ladies locker room in the Pavilion for any ladies who wish to attend.


Eoghan Gillespie took victory at the weekend with a solid 66 to pip Tony Gallagher into second place on 67. Gillespie has been the man on form lately and has stormed into the lead in the golfer of the year standings. The chasing pack will have to up the ante to catch him now. In third place was Seán O Dochartaigh with 68 bot. Emmet took his first ever gross at the weekend with a 77.

The Category went to Seamus McGowan with a 68 while the nines went to Padraig O Dochartaigh with 35 and Michael Mhicí with 33. CSS Sat was 68 while on Sunday it was 70.

Two day this weekend.

Team News: Good luck to the junior scratch team in the quarter final, second leg in Portsalon on Saturday at 1.30pm (4:1 1st leg).

Dheanfaidh Michael Murphy Sports urraiocht ar chomortas an deireadh seachtaine seo.

Ballybofey and Stranorlar

History was in the making last weekend as for the very first time, since the formation of the club in 1957 and the then first President, Mr W.H. Wraitt, the members played for the first female President's Prize. The honour was bestowed upon Mary P. O'Flanagan some 59 years later and she proved to be a very popular choice amongst the members. She always has kind and friendly words to greet everyone which indeed is a great trademark of all the members in B&S Golf Club itself. Mary had an excellent night in the clubhouse, with family, friends and fellow members .

Results: Presidents Prize, 1st Nett: Gerard Melaugh 42pts, 2nd Nett: Conor O'Rourke 40pts, Gross, Billy Madden 38pts, 3rd Nett James Grant 39pts, 4th Nett Brendan McDermott 38pts (bot), 5th Nett John Burke 38pts (bot).

Council Member, Martin Dillon 35pts, Front nine Kevin Kelly 22pts, Back nine Kieran McShea 21pts, Longest Drive: 300+ yards (15th hole) Ronan O'Flanagan, Nearest the pin: Paddy Mullins.

For lady winners on Presidents Day, please see ladies notes.

There was another prize on offer which deserves special mention because of the category and the score . The category was Junior prize on the day and the score was -2 Gross. (45 points)The young man in question was Ryan Griffin. Ryan is one of our many young golfers who are playing exceptionally well at the present time. Ryan played the front nine in one under par and bogey free with just two bogeys on the way home and three excellent birdies on holes 13, 15 and 17. Ryan is involved in two team Competitions this week, the Donegal Youths who meet Letterkenny in the semi-finals and he's in the semi-finals of the Donegal League away to Rosapenna and as it turns out, this team is captained by Ryan's father Tony Griffin. Good luck to both teams. The future is looking bright for Ryan and indeed all our young golfers. Maybe one will shine in in our Scratch Cup this weekend.

Other results: Tuesday 16th Aug. Kindly Sponsored by Dermot O'Neill,

1st Nett: Paul Henderson (12) 41pts, 2nd Nett: Martin Lynch (13) 40pts, Gross: Conor O'Rourke (12) 29pts, 3rd Nett: John C Moore (15) 37pts, Senior: Eamonn Hone (23) 31pts, Visitor: Alan Blair (12) 33pts, CSS 68

Sunday, 21st Aug, Kindly Sponsored by Fred's Golf Shop: 1st Nett: Stewart Stevenson 41pts, 2nd Nett: Michael Curran 38pts (bot), Gross, Barry Farmer 30pts, 3rd Nett: Trevor Robb 38pts (bot).

Monday, 22nd President's Junior Prize

1st Nett: Joel Bradley Walsh.

Upcoming events: Saturday, August 27th, Senior and Intermediate Scratch Cups sponsored by Carr & Company Architects and Civil Engineers.

Sunday, Aug. 28th, sponsored by Crana Con; Tuesday, Aug. 30th, Open.

Glenties Golf Society

Congratulations to Sunday's winner in Narin & Portnoo, Brendan Devenney, who had an outstanding round.

Results: 1st) Brendan Devenney (20) 46pts, 2nd) Tony Gildea (18) 39pts, 3rd) John McBride (12) 35pts.

Our next outing is to Ballyliffin on Saturday, Sept. 3rd and Sunday 4th. Two rounds of golf, dinner and BnB in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel - €125 pp

If you wish to go, please confirm with Harry Reid on 087 9679089 or Kevin McHugh on 087 9355614.

Cruit Island

In the Cruit Challenge-sponsored competition, Brendan Boyle kept the flag flying for Keadue with a very solid 64 to take the winner's prize.

Results: 1st Brendan Boyle 64, 2nd Ray Gallagher 67 BOT, 3rd Donal Boyle 67,

Front 9 John Bonner 32.5 BOT, Back 9 Derek Bonner 32.

In our Golfer of the Year competition John Hyland leads the field with

Donal Boyle a close second, Johndy Boyle is 3rd with Daniel Timoney and

Charles Gillespie 4th and 5th. There are a few interesting months left and it looks like a close battle all the way. Last year's winner Declan Gillespie will be planning a late run to defend his title.

This week we have the ever-popular Packie Bonner Open, 18 Hole Stableford.

The club is running a single stableford competition for Ladies and Gents in aid of a Defibrillator on Friday, Sept. 9th and Saturday 10th. If possible, could most if not all members play on Friday or else late Saturday afternoon

as there are two outings coming on Saturday, a group of 40 from 9am to 11am, and a group of 20 from 11.30am to 1pm.

It would be greatly appreciated if members could accommadate us on this and support a worthy cause on the Friday. Sorry for any inconvenience caused for members.

Narin and Portnoo

The time sheet for the Am Am Club Classic is now open on our B.R.S. It

will be held on 17th September and there are lots of very good prizes on offer so get your team together.

The winner of last Sunday's D.P. Barry sponsored competition was Brendan

Devenney who shot the lights out with a score of 46 pts, seven points ahead of local man Patrick Boyle.

Results: Sunday, 21st August, 1st Brendan Devenney (20) 46pts, 2nd Patrick Boyle (13) 39pts b.o.t., 3rd Hugh Smith (19) 39pts, Front Nine Seamus Gildea (26) 21pts b.o.t., Back Nine Declan Haughey (12) 21pts, Cat A

John Mc Bride (11) 36pts, Cat B Hugh Moore (13) 37pts, Cat C Tom Rawdon

(18) 35pts, Best Sunday Joseph Murrin (21) 38pts

Fixtures: Open every Wednesday; Sunday, 28th August, Monthly Medal sponsored by Sliabh Liag Distillery.

Letterkenny Ladies

On Tuesday, 16th August, there was a great turnout in glorious sunshine for the 18 hole stableford competition sponsored by Century Cinemas. There was some excellent scoring on the day with first place going to Marian Keating (20) 40 pts. Second place went to Rena O’Herlihy (29) 38 pts. and third was Angela Kilgallen (22) 37 pts. Gross was won by Marian O’Sullivan (10) 23 gross pts. Front nine winner was Katrina Rainey (36) 20 pts. and back nine winner was Eileen Harvey (33) 18 pts. A big thank you to our generous sponsors and congratulations to all the prizewinners. Thursday, 18th August saw the front nine club competition won by Katrina Rainey (36) 36 nett. Also on Thursday the Junior Girls Inter Clubs competition was held in Letterkenny GC. Teams from Rosapenna, Portsalon, Ballybofey & Stranorlar and Letterkenny took part. Everyone played very well and the day ended with a celebratory meal and prizegiving. A special word of thanks to all those who organised this competition and volunteered on the day in order to ensure the smooth running of this event. The Kelly’s Toyota Open for Ladies and Gents was held on Saturday and Sunday last with individual prizes on each day. Saturday’s winner was Sandra McMonagle (22) 37 pts. and Sunday’s competition was won by Kate Gallagher (32) 37 pts. There was only one 2 scored over the two days and that was achieved by Marian O’Sullivan on the 16th. Well done to the sponsors and all the prizewinners. The presentation of prizes will take place at 10pm on Wed, 31 August.

Ballybofey and Stranorlar Ladies

Saturday, August 20th was Mary P O'Flanagan's Madam President's Day, Mary P. created a little bit of history in the club being the first female President of Ballybofey and Stranorlar Golf Club. It was a great day with a full time sheet of both gents and ladies and the night was finished off with a great night's dancing.

Results: 1st Ladies prize went to Margaret McConnell with an excellent 38 pts. 1st Gent's prize was won by Gerard Melaugh on 42 pts. Ryan Griffen won the Junior prize on an astounding 45 pts. Runners up were Darragh McGowan and Conor O'Rourke, Gross Eileen Boyce and Billy Madden, 3rd Moira McGee and James Grant 4th Brendan McDermott 5th John Burke, Committee and Council Member Kathleen McGowan and Martin Dillon, Past President Alex Harkin, Granny prize Mary Harkin, 1st 9 Deirdre Dundan and Kevin Kelly, 2nd 9 Louise Larkin and Kieran McShea. Longest drive Darragh McGowan and Ronan O'Flanagan, Nearest the pin Sharon Maloney and Paddy Mullin, Beginner Orla Martin, runner up Brenda Crawford.


Results for the weekend of 20/21 August, sponsored by Northwest Floors & Furniture Ballyshannon. 1st Gerry McMahon (Rossmore) 40pts, 2nd George Fegan 37pts bot, 3rd Robert Gribben (Killymoon), 4th Leo King (Co Armagh) 36pts and gross Mark Crawford 29pts.
Next weekend the competition is sponsored by the Great Northern Hotel Bundoran. Open Saturday to Monday inclusive.


It doesn't seem that long ago that we celebrated our centenary, Now it’s 125 years and Portsalon Golf Club and North West Golf Club, both founded in 1891, have teamed up to provide a unique golfing event to mark the occasion. The event will be staged over two days at both clubs on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September. This will consist of open competitions staged on each course on each of the days. There will be individual day prizes at both venues for Ladies and Gents and an overall prize pool for the best combined scores at both courses. You must complete a round on each course over the two days to win the overall prizes. Entry fees at both venues will be €10 for members.

Team news: The over 50’s team entertained Narin/Portnoo in the return leg semi final match on Friday evening. Having obtained two matches away, the over 50’s obtained the required three matches to advance to the final. The opponents in the final will be either Letterkenny or Murvagh golf club. The Portsalon Donegal Minor League team entertained Letterkenny in their return leg of this semi final match. Having achieved a magnificent two matches in the away leg at Letterkenny, the Portsalon team emerged victorious and will now play either Otway or Buncrana in the final of this season’s competition. Also on Sunday the Portsalon Senior team entertained Ballyliffen and the home team were defeated by three matches to two.

Going into this week further Portsalon teams will be in action. On Friday evening the Donegal League team will entertain Ballyliffen in the return leg. Having secured three and half matches in the first leg this should be an exciting encounter. On Saturday the Junior league team entertain Gweedore in this return leg, there is a lot to do here as Gweedore hold the upper hand with four matches to one.

Past Captains Cup: Past captains at Portsalone will contest for the J J Wall Past Captains Cup on Saturday, 24th September. The first tee is reserved from 12 o’clock. To book your tee time contact the clubhouse.

Results: The winner of the Wednesday open was Danny Browne (9) Castlerock 36 points BOT, runner up Enda Mc Elhinney (11) 36 points. On Sunday the winner of the members competition was Michael Harte (16) 37 points, runner up Paddy Mc Groarty (12) 36 points BOT, Gross John G Mc Bride (0) 32 points, 3rd Denver Kirk (22) 36 points. The CSS was 36 points.

Events: On Saturday 27th there's a gents open competition, Sunday 23rd a members competition and Wednesday 31st an open gents stableford competition.

Junior Golf: On Thursday 25th the traditional Junior Golf day will be staged at Portsalon. The main events will be the Keronaghan Cup and the Shaw Shield. For further details of starting times contact the clubhouse 0749159459

Best Wishes: Captain John Logue and President Garret Horkan wish Gerard Gallagher President of Otway Golf Club every success on his President's Day on Saturday.

Letterkenny Hospitals Society

The Society held it's latest outing at Dunfanaghy Golf Club last week and despite very good playing conditions, the course, which was in excellent shape, proved a real test, especially for anyone who strayed off the fairways. The winning score came from a member of the final group out with Russell Mc Kenna's 38 points just enough to give him victory over Mary Murray on a break of tie.

Mary's score was boosted by a brillant Hole-in-One at the long and difficult Par 3 seventh hole, her super Three Wood shot finding its way to the hole. Pauric Mc Hugh took third spot on 37pts with John James Mc Bride in fourth place on 36pts.
Section results:: Section One, Enda Mc Menamin 36pts, James McFadden 35pts, Shane Blake 35pts. Section Two, Charlie Collins 35pts, Seamus Mc Hugh 35pts, Monica McDonagh 35pts. Section Three. John Mc Closkey 33pts, Carmel McGeady 33pts, Paddy Murray (Snr) 33pts
1st Nine: Eunan Laverty 19pts, 2nd Nine: Eileen Williamson 21pts.

The Society's next outing will be Mr. Kyle Maloney's Captain's Prize at Barnhill Golf Club, Letterkenny on Friday. 23rd September.


Well done and congratulations to Cathal Daly and Tony Bonar who made such a fantastic job of organising the Caravaner's Classic this year. While most of the country suffered from wet and windy conditions, Dunfanaghy was bathed in glorious sunshine throughout Saturday where over 40 teams enjoyed a great day's golf.
A proportion of the funds raised are donated to one or more charities. This year Cathal and Tony decided to donate a proportion of the funds to two local charities, namely the Dunfanaghy Tidy Towns Committee and "ACT", a charity which raises money to support children in Donegal affected by terminal illness.

Competition Results: Wednesday Open Stableford – 17th August, Neil McGinley 41pts, Brian Long Knock 39pts, Niall McCormick 32 Gross Pts, tephen Roulston O/Seas 38pts

Caravaners Classic 2016: 1st Pat Bonner, Portsalon. 101pts, Eugene Gallagher, Portsalon, Raymond Shiels D/F, Michael Dunne, Portsalon

2nd Joe Terry, D/F 100 pts, Peader Curran, D/F, Cornie McMullan D/F,

Liam McBride D/F

3rd Rory McLaughlin, NWGC 98pts, Kieran McTaggart, F/William, Brian McGinley, D/F, Hugh Ferry, D/F

4th John Chambers, COD 98pts, Nigel Doherty, D/F, Cheryl Chambers, COD

Janice Doherty, D/F

5th Paul Wallace, Greencastle 98pts BOT, Garth Patterson, Portnoo, David Black, Portstewart, Mary Wallace, Foyle

6th Bill McCallion, D/F 97pts, Domonic Bogues, F/William, Siobhan Bogues, D/F, Paula McCallion, D/F

7th Chris Marriott, D/F 96pts, Scott Caithness, D/F, Knox Wilson, D/F, William Caithness, D/F

8th Killian McGinley, D/F 96 BOT, Niall McCormick, Grange, James McCormick, Grange, Mark McCormick, D/F

Ladies Robyn McConnell, D/F 93pts

Natalie Cummings, D/F, Rosie Agnew, Redcastle, Maggie Logue, D/F

Gents Longest Drive – Peader Curran

Gents Nearest the Pin – Paul Smyth

Ladies Longest Drive – Cheryl Chambers, Ladies Nearest the Pin – Mary Lafferty

August Monthly Medal – 21st Aug, 1st Paul Burton 61, 2nd Tim Ryan 63, Gross John Hanna 70, 3rd Derek Porter 63 BOT, Category Paddy Hegarty 70

On Friday 26th August, we will be hosting an Open 3BBB. The entry fee of €20 will include a two course meal in the clubhouse afterwards which represents great value for all those taking part. The presentation will take place on Friday evening when Lady Captain and her team will also be presenting a cheque to the club in for funds raised from the sponsored walk. On Saturday the 27th there will be an Open 4BBB while there will be a club s'ford competition on Sunday.


Pride of place this week goes to our Seniors team, captained by Kevin Kiely, who have qualified for the final of the Donegal Seniors Match-play competition.

The team met Donegal Golf Club in the second leg of their semi-final at Barnhill last Sunday, having been two matches and 3 holes down from their first leg. Letterkenny produced another wonderful performance to win their first three matches to progress with the pairings of Danny McLaughlin/Ciaran Williamson (6 and 5) and Ed Margey/Michael Nelis (5 and 4) both winning their matches convincingly. Eamonn McGlinchey and Don Ponsonby won their game by two and one, meaning the final matches could be called in.

The team, winners of this title last year, will meet Portsalon over two legs in the final. The first leg is provisionally fixed for Portsalon on September 9th.

Meanwhile in other team news, Eamonn O’Carroll’s Ulster Cup team were in action in the first leg of their semi final at Cairndhu Golf Club in Larne on Sunday and came away with 1 and a half matches and 8 holes down. The second leg is this Sunday at 2pm and all support would be welcome.

Commiserations to Bobby Mulally’s Minor League team who were beaten in their match against Portsalon.

Results: Last Wednesday’s evening’s Open competition, sponsored by Eamonn Stevenson Financial Services was won by Conor Friel (5) with a fantastic 44 points. Conor, who also won the gross prize, opened with a birdie on the first and he shot another four birdies and just 2 bogeys in a near-faultless round of 3 under par.

He had five points to spare over Tony Logue who claimed second with a fine 39 pts on a bot from Shane Scanlon. Seamus Patton took fourth with 38.

Kelly’s Toyota sponsored a two-day open weekend competition on Saturday and Sunday. Seamus Patton was back in the prizes again on Saturday, winning the gross section with 38pts. Amazingly the top four nett places were separated by break of tie. Eunan McGarrigle, a player who has been in such good form in 2016, is down to single figures after carding an impressive 39pts. His score was good enough to beat off Vincent McGlynn into second and Dermot Rainey (3rd).

On Sunday, scoring was equally impressive with Cat. 4 member, Michael McDaid taking first place with a brilliant 41 points. Conor Coady was second on a bot from Liam Sweeney (3rd), both shooting 40 points. Cian Harkin carded another fine score to win the Gross category with 39pts.

And congrats to another Category 4 member, Aidan O’Neill, who took the overall weekend prize with a super 43 points on Sunday. Well done Aidan.

In the Category 4 competition (played over 11 holes) on Monday, Aidan O’Neill was back in the winner’s enclosure with 20 points, Shaun McGlinchey.

Fixtures: On Friday, August 26th, Letterkenny Golf Club hosts a ladies and gents fundraising competition in aid of the Conwal Church Organ Restoration Fund. The competition format is Singles Stableford. Letterkenny members only €10 and visitors €15.

Saturday, August 27th is an open competition sponsored by Auto Fast Fit and Tyre Centre. Sunday, August 28th is a members competition.