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Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 24th May 2011

Kevin Patton showed a welcome return to form this past week, finishing runner-up in successive events. The Strabane golfer had to yield second best to Ulster cup stalwart, Joseph McLoone in the Wednesday Open, finishing two behind the Glenties lad who recorded 32 points on a difficult scoring day. He was closer still on Sunday in the Maguire Meats competition, pushing Paddy Boyle all the way but coming up short on a break-off-tie. Paddy worked the ball well in the wind, avoiding the huge scores which littered most cards on the day. His par at the last proved the winning score. The stroke format rewarded the consistent golfers on the day and made it an exciting finish, with John Quinn also finishing on the same total in third.

Sean Hanrahan and Cathal Donoghue’s Ulster Cup side won a magnificent four and a half matches in its away encounter with Blackwood in this second round encounter in Bangor. The playing of a practice round in atrocious conditions on the Saturday may have proved the difference the following day, as the Portnoo lads were prepared for the fine parkland course at its windiest and softest. All of the golfers played well, but perhaps the putt of the day belonged to Joseph McLoone who holed a thirty foot screamer on the last for a half! The team featured John Ban Gallagher, P.J. Gallagher, Frankie Kennedy, Columba Gavigan, Joseph McLoone, Sean Cafferty and Patrick Boyle. The home leg is on Sunday, as is the Minor League’s return match against Donegal.

Results:
May 18: Wednesday Open
1. Joseph McLoone (10) 32; 2. Kevin Patton (10) 30; CSS 76; Twos: 8 balls May 22: Maguire Meats 1. Paddy Boyle (19) 76 b.o.t.; 2. Kevin Patton (10) 76 b.o.t.; 3. John Quinn (13) 76; Cat A Noel Quinn (7) 78; Cat B Aidan O’Connell (15) 78; Cat C Patsy Harkin (19) 81; Nines: Conal Gillespie (17) 35; Willie Molloy (26) 41; C.S.S. 76; Twos: none recorded

Fixtures:
May 29:, single stableford, open
June 1: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Narin & Portnoo Golf Notes 22nd March 2011


The Benny Society, Glencolmkille presents the new Francie Cunningham Memorial Trophy to the Cunningham family. This competition will be played for the first time on Easter Sunday at Narin and Portnoo.

Left to right : Brendan Boyle, Fionnuala, Catriona, Laura, Shane, and Louise, Bart Whelan and Cathal Donaghue.

 


Colette Maloney from Dungloe is a volunteer with Maynooth Mission Outreach which was formed in 1995. She is travelling to Peru for six weeks in June and will work with destitute children in Chaclacayo. Her visit can be followed on www.villalapazfoundation.org. Narin and Portnoo Golf Club is proud to support Colette in her work and she is pictured here with Lady Captain, Berbie Tonry and Club Captain, Brian McGonagle.

Cathal Donaghue enjoyed a profitable week, winning one event and finishing on the podium in another. His Wednesday Open success came courtesy of a remarkable back nine in which the Glenties lad birdied Roaninish (11), Sweeney’s Bank (14) and O’Boyle’s Fort (18). These beauties allied to the other four pars recorded coming home gave him 24 points, almost as many as I had in the whole round at the weekend! What must have gone through his mind on the third tee after recording two blanks to start! His overall total of 38 pipped Kevin McCready by a shot.

Gerald McDwyer won the St. Patrick’s Day stableford by the narrowest of margins, with several players all on the same score. His par at the last proved the crucial score as it separated him from the rest of the field. His success would have been assured had he not earlier blanked the short but deadly ‘High Altar’, three holes from home. There were enough good scores on his round, however, with the birdie on the third (‘Rampar’) the highlight.

Frank McDaid showed his class at the weekend, rolling back the years with a fine victory in the Diver’s Centra competition. He made good use of the wind on the front nine, going out in twenty points but as the wind rose in intensity, he battled to keep his score intact coming home. On the eighteenth tee, he must have known that he would need a big finish to win through, and that’s exactly what the former Ulster cup star achieved, his birdie a classy way to win any golf tournament.

The club sends its sympathy to Pete Shovlin, Bruckless on the death of his mother, Margaret who was buried in Bruckless on Sunday. May she rest in peace.

Results:
March 16: Wednesday Open 1. Cathal Donaghue (14) 39; 2. Kevin McCready (20) 38 b.o.t.; 3. Charlie Tully (11) 38; CSS 74; Twos: 5 balls March 17: 1. Gerald McDwyer (12) 37 b.o.t.; 2. Vincent Bonner (11) 37 b.o.t.; 3. Cathal Donaghue (12) 37 b.o.t.; Best Lady: Eileen Kennedy (17) 33; CSS 73; Twos: 3 balls March 20: Diver’s Centra, Ardara 1. Frank McDaid (19) 38; 2. Joe Conneely (15) 37 b.o.t.; 3. Patrick Boyle (11) 37; Cat A Sean Whyte (12) 36 b.o.t.; Cat B Sean McGinley Jnr. (14) 36; Cat C Hugh Boyle (20) 36; Nines: Joseph Shovlin (13) 22; Tony Dooley (17) 17 b.o.t.; CSS 74; Twos: 5 balls

Fixtures:
March 26: Gaeltacht League match away to Rosapenna March 27: Coast and Cliff Rescue Monthly Medal March 30: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Naomh Conaill Notes 15th February 2011

Congratulations to John O’Malley (captain), Seamus Ellis, Jason Campbell and Mark Gallagher who part of the Donegal Vocational Schools team that beat Monaghan in the Ulster Final last Wednesday night in Kildress. They now play Meath in the All Ireland semi final this Saturday in Ballyconnell at 2pm.

Well done to the Glenties Comprehensive U14 team who defeated Inver College, Carrickmacross last Thursday in the Ulster Schools quarter final. They now play St Ciarans, Ballygawley in the semi final this Friday in Castlederg at 11.30am or 12 noon. Anyone travelling to the game should however confirm details before hand.

The club held a very sucessful Annual Presentation Dinner Dance last Saturday night in the Highlands Hotel. Special Guests on the night were Aoife Mc Donald, Cathal Corey, Tony Scuillion and Sean Conoughton Co Board Youth Officer. Medals were presented on the night to our victorious Senior and U21 championship winning teams and our senior ladies team winners of the Junior Gaeltacht. Award winners on the night were Senior Player of the Year went to Anthony Thompson, Most Improved Player Martin Regan, Reserve Player of the Year Hughie Gallagher, Third Team Player of the Year Philip Gallagher and Hugh Breslin. Ladies Player of the Year winner was Emily Thompson and Most Improved Ladies Player was Laoise Ward. Presentataions were also made to John O’Malley, Seamus Ellis, Jason Campbell and Mark Gallagher who were members of the Donegal Vocational Schools team that won the Ulster Final last week and presentations were also made to Leo Mc Loone, Dermot Molloy, Ciaran Boyle and Seamus Corcoran who were part of the Donegal U21 team that won the Ulster championship.

There will be a first aid course in the clubhouse this Friday from 6pm to 10pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9.30pm to 4.30pm. The cost of the course is 75 Euro and there is a limited places left anyone interested can contact Roseleen Doherty.

The AGM will be on Sunday 27th Feb in the clubhouse at 6pm.