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Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 10th May 2011


Pictured being presented with the inaugural Francie Cunningham Memorial Trophy is Michael Nicholson. The Narin golfer won the event at Narin and Portnoo Golf Club and he is seen here with Bart Whelan, club president, Fionnuala Cunningham and Pat Connaghan, vice-captain.

Sunday’s medal was sponsored by Patrick Johnny Sally’s Bar in Dungloe and when word got around that Pauric Brennan had a score of 74, it was assumed that he would be there or thereabouts for victory.  The wind which had bedevilled fire-fighters in recent days wrecked the putting strokes of many a fine golfer (ahem!) while others found the challenge of finding the fairways on a consistent basis too hot to handle. Pauric did indeed figure in the shake-up, capturing a worthy runners-up spot. The victor, however, was out of sight! Peter Shovlin had the round of his life, achieving six pars and a plethora of scoring bogeys for a magnificent round of 66, seven under nett par. His winning margin of eight strokes was Tiger-like in its magnitude and the computer almost went into meltdown as it scalped four shots of the Dunkineely lad. Well done, Peter!

The May Day Rumble saw the trio of Anne Coyle, Dudley Coyle and Connor Taggart triumph with a score of 76 points. Their total dipped four points under the level par score of 72, a fine effort on a difficult scoring day.

Visitor, Michael Keane won the Wednesday Open with 36 points, pipping Mairtín Ó hIarnáin on a break-off-tie. Frankie Kennedy had the only two, resulting in an award of nine golf balls to the Killybegs man.

The club sympathises with Michael and Charlene on the recent passing of their grandmother, Kitty Watters.  May she rest in peace.

The Ardara Society are staging another Rider Cup qualifier at Narin this Saturday, May 14th, commencing at 9a.m.

Our Jimmy Bruen team narrowly failed to qualify last Sunday week at Ballybofey and Stranorlar Golf Club, missing out by five strokes. The team finished on 337, with the home team (325), Newtownstewart (331),  Letterkenny (322) and Cruit Island (332) going through to the matchplay stage. Kevin Patton’s pairs were Don Earley & Donie McCole; Paul Cooney & Pauric McHugh; Sean Hanrahan & Columba Gavigan; Noel Quinn & Cathal Donoghue; Eamon McGill & Joseph McLoone.

Hughie Moy’s Pierce Purcell team did not go through either, finishing nine shots off the fourth-placed score in Enniskillen on Sunday. Enniskillen (352), Castleblayney (355), Castle Hume (350) and Mannan Castle (359) progressed to the knockout stage.

Congratulations are in order to Gerald McDwyer who achieved a hole-in-one at the 16th hole in the GAP Challenge recently. Well done, Gerald!

Results:

May 2: May Day Rumble

1. Anne Coyle (29) Dudley Coyle (21) Connor Taggart (17) 76; 2. Hughie Moore (13) Bridie Moore (36) Rosaleen Mullin (36) 73.

May 4: Wednesday Open

1. Michael Keane (11) 36; 2. Mairtín Ó hIarnáin (13) 36 b.o.t.; 3. John Molloy (7) 35; CSS 74; Twos: 9 balls May 8: Patrick Johnny Sally’s May Medal 1. Peter Shovlin (22) 66; 2. Pauric Brennan (12) 74; 3. Hughie Moore (13) 75 b.o.t.; Cat A Harold Reid (6) 75; Cat B Kevin Harley (14) 76; Cat C John M. Kelly (20) 78; Nines: Patrick P. Gallagher (15) 32.5; Eamonn McGuinness (18) 38; CSS 76; Twos: 4 balls

Fixtures:

May 15: Seamus Ryan Painter single stableford, open May 18: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 1st March 2011

A 25-Card Drive in aid of charity will be held in the clubhouse on Friday, March 4th commencing at 8p.m. Prizes will be presented on the night and all are welcome.

The remaining matches in the three remaining matchplay competitions from 2010 must be played before March 17th. The committee’s decision will be final.

The club have entered the following Ulster competitions: Jimmy Bruen: Ballybofey & Stranorlar, May 1st; Fred Daly: v Omagh; Ulster Cup, v Bushfoot; Pierce Purcell: Enniskillen, May 8th; Mixed Foursomes: Dunfanaghy, May 15; Junior Cup: Letterkenny, May 29th; Ulster Fourball v Bundoran.

The passing of Joseph O’Boyle last weekend saddened all those who had the privilege of playing or conversing with a genial gentleman of the highest order. A past captain of the Kilcar-Glen Golf Society and a veteran of Minor League, Joseph enjoyed his golf as much as anyone, and was competitive to boot. His hole-in-one at the 16th in the mid-nineties was a highlight, as was his success in the McElhinney’s Stores event in 1998. Just eight months ago, I wrote of his last great performance, an unbelievable score of 47 points in the Wednesday Open. We sympathise with his wife Eithne, his family and all his relatives and friends on their great loss.

Connell Gillespie won the latest Wednesday Open with 37 points to leave a strong field marvelling at his consistency. Even Paddy Beag was impressed! Adrian Maguire had two points more to spare on Sunday when winning the stableford competition. Paddy B. Boyle enjoyed another strong showing in finishing second.

Results:
February 23:  Wednesday Open 1. Connell Gillespie (17) 37; 2. James McGuinness (25) 36 b.o.t.; 3. P.J. Murray (20) 36; February 27: Club Open 1. Adrian Maguire (16) 39; 2. Paddy B. Boyle (19) 37 b.o.t.; 3. Alan Erskine (17) 37; Twos: 3 balls; CSS 74

Fixtures:
Sunday March 6: Club Open, single stableford Wednesday, March 9: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;