He may be the wrong side of 21 but Eamonn McGill still has the X factor. On Sunday last, he stepped up to the first tee in Narin, still smarting from the P.R.O.’s mischievous words of a few short weeks before. The competition was sponsored by the Glenties G.A.A. and that possibly added to the Ardara man’s intensity of purpose. He raced out of the blocks, striking the ball with the keenness of old. Years of experience on the pristine Narin greens aided the reading of putting lines and when it came time to turn for home, Eamonn was in the driving seat following 20 points on the outward half. A birdie at the awkward 11th was followed by another at 13 and 22 points was a worthy reward for a splendid round of golf.
Mairtín Ó hIarnáin returned from his summer sojourn down the country to walk away with the latest Wednesday Open. A birdie on the index one fourth promised much and, indeed, a single five was his worst score on the front nine. The 24 points recorded were magnificent and 20 more on the return spoke volumes for his consistency.
October 7: Wednesday Open
1. Mairtín Ó hIarnáin (12) 44; 2. Eoin Dunleavy (9) 41; 3. John McCole (12) 40; Twos: 3 balls; C.S.S. 73;
October 11: Glenties G.A.A.
1. Eamonn McGill (8) 42; 2. Patrick P. Gallagher (17) 40; 3. Sean McGinley Snr. (18) 39 b.o.t.; Cat A Fr. Adrian Gavigan (9) 37; Cat B James Keeney (15( 39; Cat C Stephen McKelvey (18) 36; Nines: Joseph OBoyle (24) 21; Kieran Gallagher (12) 21; C.S.S. 74; Twos: 3 balls each.
October 17: Annual Leo Molloy Fundraiser, single stableford, open
October 18: Narin Inn, single stroke, open
October 21: Wednesday Open, Ladies and gents, Single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors including green fee;