There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,11,19,25. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Sean McGlynn, Cloghan and Shane McLoone, Main Street. The jackpot now stands at 6,800 Euro.
Congratualions to the U16 team and management who won the Div 2 league last Wednesday evening in Letterkenny beating Naomh Colmcille in the final 2-7 to 1-9.
The U10 and U12 management would like to thank anyone who helped make the recent fundraising for the purchase of tracksuits for the 2 teams a great sucess. We would like to thank especially all parents and friends of the boys and girls who bought lines in our hamper draw. We would like to thank Phonsie O’Donnell of O’Donnells Bar, Donegal Town and Mellys supermarket who sponsored the prizes for the draw. The U10 team management would like to say a special thanks to McGlincheys Mace for providing a new set of jerseys for the team. The U12s travelled to Moy, Co. Tyrone last Saturday to take part in a blitz and performed very well. They were very unluckly to get beat at the semi final stage by a point.
The 3rd team had a 4 point victory away to Pettigo in the league last Sunday.
The U14 gilrs would like to thank everyone who came out and supported there Wax, Shave and Dye night in Mellys Bar last Friday night. The night was a great sucess and they raised 1,763 Euro. Anyone that was collecting the Tesco tokens should return them to the ladies committee.
Frank McGinley’s Minor League team won two matches in their first leg encounter with Donegal in Murvagh but that doesn’t tell half the story! Pat Connaghan usually talks a good game and of late he has been backing it up with golf of the highest order. Pat is the protégé of touring PGA professional, Derek Morrison and the erudite Killybegs resident was paired with Kevin McCready in Murvagh. They were three up in their match when Kevin tore something in his leg at the fifth. Pat was on his own now, but he faced similar challenges on the football field in days gone by and once again, he dug deep to eke out a fantastic two and one victory over the home pairing. It’s the stuff of legend! Sean Callaghan and Frank McDaid won four and three to set up an exciting home second leg on May 29th. The three unlucky pairings were Paddy McDwyer and Tom Rawdon; Manus Boyle Snr. and Tom O’Keeffe and Anthony Harkin and Paddy B. Boyle.
Hughie Moy’s Pierce Purcell team which played in Enniskillen featured Seamus Ryan & John Quinn; Frankie Kennedy & Adrian Maguire; Alan Elliott & Michael Nicholson; Cathal Donaghue & Kieran Cunnea; Shane Whittington & Sean Whyte.
The club’s attempt to qualify in the Irish Mixed Foursomes failed valiantly at Dunfanaghy. Frankie Kennedy’s team finished fifth on 289, just three points off qualification. Gweedore (278.5), Rosapenna (280), North West (285) and Ballybofey and Stranorlar (286) went through. I hope to have the team in next week’s notes.
Sean Whyte won the recent Wednesday Open with 34 points on what was a difficult day for scoring. The 11-handicapper got off to a poor start but picked it up from the third and birdies at Downstrands (3) and Sweeney’s Bank (14) together with several key pars got him home by a single point from in-form Sean Hanrahan.
A presentation of prizes will take place this Saturday, May 21st at 9p.m. The podium prize-winners in all sponsored events from March 20th until May 8th should be collected by prize-winners or a delegated member. Any prizes not collected will revert back to the club.
May 11: Wednesday Open
1. Sean Whyte (11) 34; 2. Sean Hanrahan (6) 33 b.o.t.; 3. Pauric Brennan (12) 33; CSS 76; Twos: 4 balls May 15: The Seamus Ryan Painter single stableford was postponed due to the bad weather.
May 22: Maguire Meats, single stableford, open May 25: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;
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!
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
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;
Congratulations to Aoife Mc Donald and the Donegal Ladies on their fantastic victory against Waterford in the All Ireland Intermediate final last Sunday in Croke Park.
Congratulations to Eoghan Mc Gettigan who came first in the County Finals of the U-12 skills held in Convoy on Friday 24th September. Eoghan won the internal club competition several weeks ago and has been practising on the six skills involved since. Competing against kids on Friday from all the other clubs in the County, this is a great achievement by Eoghan and all at the Club congratulate him and his family.
Good luck to the senior team and management against Killybegs in the Co Final this Sunday in Ballybofey at 4pm. We would encourage as many of our supporters as possible to make the trip to the game as they always add so much colour and excitement to the games.
The 3rds drew with Mac Cumhaills 0-9 to 1-6 last Saturday in the semi final of the Junior B championship, no date has yet being fixed for the replay.
There was no winner of last weeks lotto. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Maura Kilbane, Ardara and Mrs Mc Monagle, Fintown. The numbers drawn were 1,2,3,14. The jackpot now stands 3,600 Euro.
The 200 Club draw was held last Monday night and the 1st prize of 500 Euro went to Sean Connoughton and 5 prizes of 100 Euro went to Seamus O Malley, Daniel Mc Geehan, Elaine Campbell, Kathleen Griffin and Declan Bonner.
Our under 8’s travelled to Moy, Co. Tyrone last Saturday for a tournament which consisted of 11 clubs. After a slow start we improved with each game to reach the final of the shield, having defeated Enniskillen Gaels with a great display in the semi-finals. In the final we met a very strong Madden team from Armagh and were defeated but doesn’t take away from the huge efforts made all day by these young players. A big thank you to all who came and supported on the day and also to Mark and Rosaleen Mc Devitt who sponsored the meal for the players on the way home. Special thanks to The Moy club in Tyrone for a very well organised day. Thanks also to all the coaches and the ladies who helped us out all year. A more detailed report on the tournament will be posted on the club website.
There will be a Table Quiz this Friday night in Paddys Bar at 9.30pm