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Narin & Portnoo Golf Notes Club Notes 13th May 2010

The BRS booking system will go live on the club’s website for all Sundays from Sunday, May 30th, 2010. The period from 7.30a.m. until 1p.m. has been set aside for members each Sunday. All tee-times must be booked during this time slot using BRS. This can only be done for each Sunday from the previous Sunday at the earliest. Bookings for any other day can be booked well in advance. Please check out the BRS link on the website for further information.

The draws for the Spring Foursomes, Clements Mixed Foursomes and Dr. McCloskey Matchplay will be made on Sunday, May 16th. The Pro-Am sheet is nearly full, with just a few slots available to both members and non-members. Contact the Pro Shop for details.

The Ardara Society hold a qualifier event for the Rider Cup this Saturday, May 15th, with the tee booked from 8.30a.m.

Our Pierce Purcell side excelled in qualifying in first place at Omagh last Sunday. Patrick Boyle picked a team full of experience and it reaped dividends on the day, with all pairings contributing to a fine team performance. Joe Conneely and Michael Naughton were the leading pair on the day, going round in 12 over, a score beaten by no pairing from any other club. The other qualifiers on Sunday were Killymoon, Newtownstewart and the hosts, Omagh. The lads now face the latter on neutral turf in the first matchplay round and they can be quietly confident in their ability to progress further. The team on Sunday was: Bart Whelan & Sean Whyte; Tom O’Donnell & Vinnie Gallagher; Joe Conneely & Michael Naughton; Kevin Harley & Hughie Moy; James Keeney & Alan Elliott.

Conal Eamonn Gillespie was at it again last Wednesday, winning the Open by a shot from Rab Brady. The Glen golfer is a steady operator and is always hovering around the 30 point mark, such is his consistency. A par-par-par start was ideal, and after turning in 19 points, Conal achieved four three-pointers in the next five holes to race into a winning position, finishing eventually on 40 points.

Kieran Gallagher romped to victory in the Medal competition sponsored by Brennan’s Bread on Sunday. The Narin golfer was level twos after a tough nine holes, but went for it on the way home, dropping only one shot to par and achieving eight pars en route. He now qualifies for the Golfer of the Year matchplay stage to played later in the year.

May 9: Brennan’s Bread Medal : 1. Kieran Gallagher (12) 68; 2. Patsy Harkin (19) 71 b.o.t.; 3. Hugh F. Shovlin (18) 71 b.o.t.; Cat A Finbarr Boyle (11) 72; Cat B Patrick Gallagher (15) 71; Cat C Hugh Smith (22) 75 b.o.t.; Nines: Paul McNamee (15) 33; James Quinn (9) 35; Twos: 6 balls each.
May 5: 1. Conal Gillespie (17) 40; 2. Rab Brady (12) 39; 3. Conrad Cassin (14) 37; Twos: 6 balls each

Sunday May 16: Errigal Eisc Teoranta, single stableford, open Wednesday May 19: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors including green fee;


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