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Results for Narin & Portnoo Golf Club, Ladies Branch

It’s been a very busy few weeks for Narin/Portnoo Ladies, starting off with the first Major of 2011; Mr Captain’s Prize to the Ladies. July’s Open Day was a great success, played in perfect conditions (for some of us) which was reflected in the very nice scores.

Lady Captain’s Day couldn’t have been played in nicer conditions. Everyone was welcomed by Bernie and presented with a lovely goody bag and snacks for out the course so there were no excuses not to do well!! There was a great turnout for the golf, dinner and presentation later that night. Congratulations to Bernie on what was a very enjoyable and memorable day. Congratulations to all the prizewinners.

The next major to be played will be Lady President’s Prize on Saturday 6th August. And then we have Open Week starting 8th – 13th August, with Ladies Open Day on Tuesday 9th August, sponsored by Public Image Hair Salon, Ballybofey.


Tuesday 21st June, 2011
Mr Captain’s Prize to the Ladies

Winner: Mary Nicholson (15) 73 net (B.O.T)
2nd Nan Quinn (17) 73 nett
3rd Agnes Shovlin (26) 75 net (B.O.T)
1st Nine: Maureen Gildea (28) 36 nett
2nd Nine: Beatrice McDevitt (31) 36.5

Tuesday 28th June, 2011
Breast Cancer Research, Sponsored by Margaret Roarty & Patricia McDaid

Winner Category A: Mary Nicholson (15) 38pts
Winner Category B: Goretti Cunningham (21) 31pts
2nd: Eithne Devlin (18) 36pts
3rd: Wendy Patterson (19) 32pts
1st Nine: Annette McGettigan (13) 19pts (B.O.T)
2nd Nine: Ruth Cahill (27) 16pts (B.O.T)

Tuesday 5th July 2011
Helen Shepard’s Prize

Winner: Mai McCann, 71 nett
2nd: Goretti Cunningham 71 nett
3rd: Susan Thompson 72 nett
1st Nine: Maureen Gildea 31 nett
2nd Nine: Agnes Shovlin 35 nett

Tuesday 12th July, 2011
4 Ball, Better Ball In Aid of Hospice,
Sponsored by Maureen Cunningham & Maureen Gildea

Winners: Lisa Patton/Deirdre Patton 44pts
2nd: B. Morrisey/M. Grant 39pts

Tuesday 19th July, 2011
Open Day
Sponsored by Narin/Portnoo Golf Shop

Winner Category A: Mai McCann (12) 37pts (B.O.T)
2nd: Maire Walsh (9) 37pts
Winner Category B: Gráinne O’Haire 38pts
2nd: Deirdre Patton 36pts
Winner Category C: Elaine Patterson 39pts
2nd: Beatrice McDevitt 34pts
1st Nine: Breege O’Keeffe (17) 21pts
2nd Nine: Bridie Doherty (20) 20

Saturday, 23rd July, 2011
Lady Captain, Bernie Tonry’s Prize

Winner: Elaine Patterson (31) 70nett
Runner-Up: Eithne Devlin (17) 71nett (B.O.T)
Gross: Maire Walsh (9) 83
3rd: Cooney (20) 71nett
4th: Anne Mone (16) 72nett (B.O.T)
5th: Francess Shovlin (20) 72nett
6th: Libby Shovlin (36) 73nett
1st Nine: Margaret Boomer (14) 34nett
2nd: Elaine Thompson (10) 35nett
Past Captain: Eileen Kennedy (17) 78nett
Committee Prize: Cathy Quinn (17) 79nett (B.O.T)
Visitor’s Prize
Winner: Brid Ui Chearnaigh, Gweedore G.C., (14) 38pts
Lady Captain’s Prize to the Gentlemen
Winner: Sean Callaghan (19) 39pts (B.O.T)
2nd: Daniel McGeehan (16) 39pts
Male Guest: Mr. Captain, Brian McGonagle (15) 34pts
Lady Guest: Julie Mundy

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 2nd June 2011

Gerard McCabe was the proud recipient of the 2011 Narin and Portnoo Golf Club Captain’s Prize presented by Brian McGonagle.

The golfers who won prizes in the Brian McGonagle’s Captain’s Prize to the Ladies were, from left: Mary Nicholson (1st), Nan Quinn (2nd) and Agnes Shovlin (3rd).

Deirdre and Kevin Patton won the Mixed Foursomes Prize at Narin and Portnoo Golf Club and are pictured with club captain, Brian McGonagle.

Michael Naughton won the Past Captains’ Shield at Narin and Portnoo Golf Club and is pictured receiving his prize from Brian McGonagle.

Mr. Brian McGonagle presented his Captain’s Prize to Gerard McCabe at a presentation in the clubhouse last Sunday night. The Ardara golfer was consistent throughout the weekend, recording scores of 38 and 39 points for a total of 77 and deserving possession of a fabulous painting of the iconic seventh hole. His first round left him four shots adrift of Brendan Quinn who shot a great 42 points. Gerard went about his business in splendid fashion on Sunday, putting well and coping better than most with the vagaries of the windy conditions. A blank on seven dented his progress for a bit, but a birdie, four pars and several valuable bogeys thereafter earned him his laurel wreath. Other notable scores over the weekend included several fine 39s on the Sunday and a notable eagle for past captain, Seamus McDonagh at the 14th. The wind proved a handful, with medium-length par fours turning into virtual par fives when fronted head-on, while stopping a ball on the downwind holes tested the mettle of the best exponents of the game. The rain stayed off for the most part, a much-needed bonus for the captain after the terrible weather of Tuesday (Prize to the Ladies) and Friday (Captain’s Mixed Foursomes). The former was won by Mary Nicholson on a break-off-tie from Nan Quinn. The latter saw two-times reigning Clements Foursomes winners, Kevin Patton and his wife, Deirdre win out despite the deluge. Michael Naughton won the coveted Past Captains’ Shield with 36 points and his acceptance speech creased the chuckle muscles of the patrons for its wit and topicality. All in all, it was a lovely week’s golfing celebration and we wish Brian well for the rest of his captaincy.

Paul McCloskey won his second Wednesday Open in succession with another 42 point total! Five three-pointers on the back nine earned him his victory and the close attention of the Congu Handicap Reduction application! He has now lost four shots in just seven days, yet a round of 36 points on day two of the Captain’s Prize shows that there’s more to come.

The Minor League team had a tough encounter with Ballybofey & Stranorlar last week, losing 3-2 at home. Winners on the day were Pat Connaghan & Kevin McCready and Hugh Francis Shovlin & Sean Callaghan. The lads face an uphill battle to progress in the away leg but there’s steel in those veins, so all is possible!

The club’s senior team is in a strong position in its tussle with Rosapenna, leading four-one from the away leg. None of the pairings were beaten, with three recording wins and two getting vital halves. The return will be on July 1st.


June 22: Wednesday Open

1. Paul McCloskey (21) 42; 2. Aaron Bennett (10) 38 b.o.t.; 3. Anthony Thompson (13) 38; C.S.S. 73; Twos: 6 balls June 25/26: Captain’s Prize:

1. Gerard McCabe (14) 38/39 77; 2. Kevin Patton (10) 74; 3. Michael Campbell (12) 73 b.o.t.; Gross Finnian O’Doherty (3) 61; 4. Vincent Bonner (12) 73; 5. Bernie Boyle (15) 72 b.o.t.; 6. Hughie Moore (12) 72 b.o.t.; Cat A Don Earley (9) 70; Cat B Brendan Quinn (15) 72; Cat C John Callaghan (19) 71; Best Past Captain Conal Keeney (16) 68; Best Saturday Sean Hanrahan 38 b.o.t.; Best Sunday Maurice Crotty 38; 2nd Saturday Jim Harley 38 b.o.t.; 2nd Sunday John Michael O’Donnell 37 b.o.t.; Lady’s Prize Mary Nicholson (15) 73; Best Guest Lady Bernie Tonry 33; Best Guest Gent Aodh McCormack 31; Mixed Kevin Patton & Deirdre Patton 73; Past Captains’ Shield Michael Naughton 36; 181 played.


July 3: United Fish Industries single stableford, open July 6: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee; July 8/9: Pro-Am sponsored by the Harcourt Hotel.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 21st June 2011

Our gallant Ulster Cup side turned around a tricky situation last Sunday when ending Gracehill’s hopes of progressing further in this year’s competition. Trailing six-one after the away leg, Sean and Cathal’s men knew that no there was no room for error and their charges responded magnificently, winning all seven matches to advance to the fourth round. This was one of the club’s best results of recent years and bodes well for the future. Congratulations lads!

Michael Nicholson enjoyed a whopping six shot victory in last Sunday’s D&D Insurance Open, racing around the links in just four over par gross. The Narin man’s nines were almost identical, with 22 points being recorded on the outward set and his tally improving by 23 on the return. Birdies at Loch Eala (2), Roaninish (11) and Sweeney’s Bank(14) illustrate his prowess on the day and the round will be one that he will look back on with fondness for many years to come. Michael Naughton won the battle of the cidevant school-masters, pipping Tom O’Donnell for second place with 39 points.

Paul McCloskey won last Wednesday’s Open with an excellent 42 points. His margin of four over visitor, Breda Giluarry was impressive and a portent of good scores to come.

We wish the Donegal Minor League team well in their next round which commences this week and hope that Narin and Portnoo’s senior team can round off an excellent performance thus far against Rosapenna in which they lead four-one from the away leg.

Mr. Brian McGonagle hosts his Captain’s Prize this weekend and one prays that the weather is kind to all concerned. The week’s events include the Mixed Foursomes, Ladies’ Day, Past Captains/Presidents and Captain’s Dinner. We wish Brian and his family a lovely and memorable week.

June 15: Wednesday Open

1. Paul McCloskey (21) 42; 2. Breda Giluarry (19) 38 b.o.t.; 3. Conal McNelis (19) 38; C.S.S. 73; Twos: 6 balls June 19: D&D Insurance 1. Michael Nicholson (13) 45; 2. Michael Naughton (16) b.o.t.; 3. Tom O’Donnell (16) 39; Cat A Kieran Gallagher (9) 36 b.o.t.; Cat B Tony Dooley (17) 38; Cat C Seamus Tully (21) 37; Nines: Donie McCole (9) 22; James Magee (22) 19; C.S.S. 73; Twos: 6 balls

June 25: Captain’s Mixed Foursomes

June 26/27: Mr. Brian McGonagle’s Captain’s Prize, single stableford, closed.

June 29: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;