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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 Club Notes 16th May 2011

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.

Results:

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.

Fixtures:

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;

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 25th April 2011

A busy Easter week at the golf club culminated in the contesting of the first Francie Cunningham Memorial Trophy. It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since Francie’s sad and sudden passing; he was larger than life and gave a lot to the golf club over many years. A large field turned out in glorious weather and Narin’s Michael Nicholson came up trumps with a fine score of 41 points. Michael was consistent on both nines, going out in 20 points and improving that score by a point on his return homewards. Nine pars was an excellent return for the 14 handicapper and he was a deserving winner. The trophy is perpetual and is sponsored by the Benny Society, Glencolmcille. The Cunningham family and friends presented the first prize on the night, while Dinny McGinley T.D. sponsored the runner-up’s prize won by Manus Boyle Senior.

Sean Hanrahan had a great day, captaining his Ulster Cup team to a seven nil success over Bushfoot and achieving four birdies and an eagle earlier in Francie’s memorial tournament. Alas, the rest of his round wasn’t of that vintage and he had to settle for 34 points. With just a half point required in the away leg, Sean must be confident that his charges have one foot in the second round of this prestigious tournament.

Finnian O’Doherty has been threatening a big score for a good while now and on Saturday, the modest Letterkenny lad came through with a remarkable round of 43 points (gross points 40) playing off three handicap. The practice under the tutelage of our club professionals is obviously bearing fruit because Finnian has allied scoring consistency to his prodigious ball-striking. Birdies at the second, third, tenth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth offset three bogeys on his front nine and he managed to keep a five or worse off his card coming home. In so doing, he took the Amateur Gross Points Record (for the par 73 course) from Will Bowman who recorded 38 in 2009.

Last Wednesday’s competition was won in fine style by Martin Regan with 42 points for a three point victory. A front nine of 20 points set up a good return and the Glenties lad duly responded to the challenge, parring six holes on his way home to set a target that no-one could get near.

Patsy Harkin’s Ulster Fourball team did not have the best of it in Bundoran in the return leg, winning one match but coming up just short in their attempt to reach the second round. By all accounts, his men performed admirably and have another opportunity to get this result out of their system in the Donegal Minor League in the coming months.

Thursday evenings from 5pm to 9pm have been set aside this summer for reduced coaching from our PGA professionals, with half hour slots available at just €20 per person, a reduction of €10 from the normal rate. Please phone the Pro Shop at 0749545107 to book a time.

Summer coaching for juniors will commence on Saturday, May 7th with PGA professionals, Connor Mallon and Daragh Lyons conducting lessons in three categories. These will continue every Saturday right through the summer. The time slots are as follows: Under 10s  from 2 to 3pm; Under 14s from 3 to 4pm; Under 18s from 4 to 5pm. Registration can be made by contacting the Pro Shop at 0749545107 prior to April 30th. The fee per lesson will be 5 euro per child.

The entry sheet for the Dr. McCloskey Singles Matchplay is up and members have until May 1st to enter this long-running competition. The entry fee is 6 euro.

Those who like classics and/or big individual events have much to look forward to in the coming months, with several fundraisers imminent and the Am-Am, Pro-Am and Three Club Challenge (along with Donegal and Lough Erne) to follow in June and July. All are open to visitors. Open Week will be staged in August.

Results:

April 20: Wednesday Open

1. Martin Regan (19) 42; 2. Sean Cafferty (11) 39 b.o.t.; 3. Hugh Roarty (18) Liberton G.C., Edinburgh 39 b.o.t.; C.S.S. 72; Twos: 4 balls April 23: Club Competition 1. Finnian O’Doherty (3) 43; 2. Mark Diver (16) 39; 3. Eoin Dunleavy (8) 36; C.S.S. 73; Twos: 4 balls April 24: Francie Cunningham Memorial Trophy 1. Michael Nicholson (14) 41; 2. Manus Boyle Snr. (19) 40; 3. Sean Whyte (12) 39 b.o.t.; Cat A Malachy Murrin (9) 39; Cat B Paul McNamee (16) 39 b.o.t.; Cat C Sean Callaghan (19) 38; Nines: Charlie Diver (20) 23; John B. Kelly (13) 21; C.S.S. 73; Twos: 3 balls; Sean Hanrahan had three twos, one an eagle on 8th.

Fixtures:

May 1: Pat The Cope Gallagher, M.E.P.;  open, single stableford.

May 2: Threeball Rumble, any combination, open May 4: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 7th April 2011

Those fortunate enough not to be dosed over the past fortnight have enjoyed lovely golfing conditions and the extra hour in the evening is bringing the post-hibernation golfers onto the pristine links once more. The last two Wednesday competitions have seen the ‘old guard’ to the fore with Frankie Kennedy enjoying a one point win over Sean Hanrahan and James Keeney pipping Patrick Boyle on a break-off-tie. Their routes to success were polar opposite: James nailing the back nine with a trio of three-pointers, while Frankie did likewise on his front nine.

Sean Hanrahan recovered from his midweek runners-up finish by winning the March Medal sponsored by Coast and Cliff Rescue with 69 nett. The seven-handicapper had three birdies on his card before he reached the last, but he must have sensed that a good finish was still required following a damaging quadruple bogey on the picturesque ‘Downstrands’ hole. The class told when his birdie attempt dropped on the final hole to give him the narrowest of victories on a break-off-tie from in-form, Gerald McDwyer. Sean is the non-playing captain of the Ulster Cup team and his side are soon to play Bushfoot from Co. Antrim. We wish the team, and indeed all our club teams well for the busy schedule to come.

The captains of the County Donegal golf team events are as follows: Donegal League (v Gaoth Dobhair) Patrick Boyle; Minor League (v Donegal) Frank McGinley; Seniors (v Dunfanaghy) James Quinn; Juniors (v Cruit Island) Martin Roarty.

The fourball event last Sunday saw a newcomer to the podium, Michael Lovett team up with P.J. Gallagher to win the Keltic Hygiene first prize. Their score of 43 points betterball included birdies at ‘Aisling Uí Dhomhnaill’, ‘Dolmen’ and ‘Downstrands’ on the front nine alone and despite a few hairy moments on the way home, the lads held their nerve to win comfortably. Noel Quinn needed only one shot to complete the long 11th hole, his tee shot holing out for a fabulous hole-in-one.

Michael Naughton is enjoying a deserved break following the excellent performances of his Gaeltacht team. Their penultimate match was a tough one, away to Rosapenna. Seven points were won on the day, a good return on away turf. Saturday last had the team playing in Cruit Island and eight points was sufficient to qualify for the top four playoff to be held in the middle of this month. Hopes are high that the club can add to its sole Gaeltacht League success back in 1995 and we wish the team every success.

The professionals are running a junior golf camp on the 26th and 27th of April. If previous years are anything to go by, it should be a big success! The course includes a carefully structured programme of events, fun competitions and games. The cost is 50 euro per child, which includes lunch each day a complimentary academy shirt. For booking, please call Connor or Daragh at 074-9545107 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 074-9545107 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 087-6331370 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 087-6331370 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. The club is now active on Facebook and the latest news and information can be followed at Narin & Portnoo Golf Club or Narin & Portnoo Pro Shop.

Results:
March 23: Wednesday Open: 1. Frankie Kennedy (12) 38; 2. Sean Hanrahan (7) 37 b.o.t.; 3. Owen Boner (14) 37 b.o.t.; CSS 72; Twos: 3 balls March 27: Coast & Cliff Rescue: 1. Sean Hanrahan (7) 69 b.o.t.; 2. Gerald McDwyer (12) 69; 3. John McBride (10) 70 b.o.t.; Cat A Patrick Boyle (11) 71 b.o.t.; Cat B Michael McGinley (17) 70; Cat C Kevin Gilgunn (20) 73; Nines: James McGuinness (26) 33 b.o.t.; Tony Dooley (17) 34.5; CSS 73; Twos: 3 balls March 30: Wednesday Open: 1. James Keeney (14) 37 b.o.t.; 2. Patrick Boyle (10) 37; 3. Gerald McDwyer (11) 35 b.o.t.; CSS 73; Twos: 12 balls.

April 3: Keltic Hygiene: 1. P.J. Gallagher (10) & Michael Lovett (23) 43; 2. Ciaran O’Kane (8) & Gerry Feeney (14) 40 b.o.t.; 3. Tom O’Donnell (10) & Eamon McGill (9) 40 b.o.t.; Hole-in-one: Noel Quinn on the 11th (16 balls); Twos: 3 balls.

Fixtures:
April 10: Errigal Éisc Teoranta; Single stableford; Open April 13: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Glenties Notes 16th March 2011

New Arrival
Congratulations to Lorraine and Raymond Brennan, Station Road, Glenties on the birth recently of their third child, a baby brother (Thomas) for Annie and Sophie.

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 8th March were – John Boyle won the Jackpot of € 400. Isobel Mc Loone, Nora Gallagher, Bridie Boyle, Rosemary Whelan, Anna Cannon, Christine Mc Cool. Kathy Connell and Patricia White won € 100 each. Sally Mc Guigan, Cathy Connell, Annie Deane, Kilcar, Rosaleen Gallagher, Annie Deane, Kilcar, Kathleen Mc Glynn, Bridie Gallagher and Martina Hanlon won € 50 each. Anne Kennedy, Patsy Martin, P. Sweeney, Timlin O’Dochartaigh, Maura Kilbane, Marie Boyle, Breid Brennan and Maggie O’ Donnell won € 25 each. Peter Sweeney, Martina Hanlon and Philomena Mc Callig won € 20 each

The Late Sean Boyle
The death took place at his home on Tuesday 1st March 2011 of Sean Boyle, Ard Patrick, Glenties. His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast assisted by Fr. Gerard Cunningham (cousin of Sean’s) concelebrated Requiem Mass at 11.00 a.m. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was by John F. and Pat O’ Donnell. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Sean is survived by his wife, Una, sons, John and Cartha, daughters, Michelle and Elaine, grandchildren, brothers, Cara, Benny and Eamonn, sisters, Annette and Nora, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. He was predeceased by his brother Josie on the Saturday previous to his own death February 26th. Another brother, Donal and sister Celine also predeceased him.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to Ronan Molloy, Mill Road, Glenties on the death of his mother, Marie Molloy, Drumbarron, Ardara, which took place on Saturday 12th March 2011 in Letterkenny Hospital; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Teresa Gallagher, Meenahalla and Paper Stop, Main St. Glenties on the sudden death of her father, Donnelly Duffy, New Mills, Letterkenny, which took place last Saturday 12th March 2011; also to all the relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Annie O’Donnell, Meenahalla, Glenties, who died in Killybegs Hospital on Monday 14th March 2011. Annie was 103 years old.

Enrolment at Edeninfagh N.S.
Enrolment forms are now available at the school for the 2011 / 2012 school year. For further details ring the school on 9551663.

Glenties Community Centre
Bingo takes place every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line € 50; every house € 100; Jackpot € 400. Doors open at 8.30 p.m. Two Snooker Tables available to play 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. each night except Tuesday. Thank you for your continued support of Glenties Community Centre.

Country Music Night
There will be a Country Music Night in the Highlands Hotel on Friday 1st April from 10 p.m. – 12 midnight. Music is by Shaun Mc Monagle.

Dance Classes
Dance Classes in Jiving, Fox Trot, Quick Step and Waltz are taking place in the Highlands Hotel on Monday nights from 8p.m. – 10 p.m. Teacher is Seamus Melvin from Mayo.

Community Employment Scheme
A place has become available on a Community Employment Scheme in the Glenties Area. Fás criteria apply. Enquiries – email glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie

Fintown Festival
Feile na Finne is on this year from the 3rd to the 6th of June. The launch of the festival Mayor / Mayoress campaign takes place next Saturday 19th March in the Noble Bar.

Scoil Mhuire Enrolment Day
Enrolment Day at Scoil Mhuire, Glenties for school year 2011-2012 will take place on Thursday 31st March between1:15- 3:00 pm. All incoming pupils are welcome to visit at this time, to see their new classroom for next year and perhaps meet a friend or two. Parents, please bring Birth and Baptismal Certificates, PPS Number, Medical card number and e-mail address, thank you. We look forward to seeing you on the 31st.

Glenties Notes 11th March 2011

The Late Pat Mc Hugh
The death took place at his home on Thursday 17th February 2011 of Pat Mc Hugh, Straoughter, Glenties. His remains were brought to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Saturday afternoon. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Requiem Mass at 1.00 p.m. Family members did the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and brought the Gifts to the Altar. Music and singing was also by family members. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Pat is survived by his wife, Georgina, sons, John and Joseph, mother, Mary, brothers, John and James, sisters, Margaret, Carmel, Rosemary, Mena and Bridie, grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Sean Boyle, Ard Patrick, Glenties who died on Tuesday 1st March 2011.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Mary Kate Byrne and family, Glen Road, Glenties on the death last week of Mary Kate’s brother Jimmy Campbell (formerly Altar, Glenties) in Scotland; also to all his relatives and friends.

Sincere sympathy is extended to John Ward, Meenavale, Glenties on the death on Saturday 5th March 2011 of his sister, Margaret Mc Shane, Boultypatrick; also to all the relatives and friends.

Congratulations
Congratulations to Thomas Melly, son of Martin and Noreen Melly, Letterilly, Glenties, who graduated with B.Sc. First Class Honours in Quantity Surveying from Limerick Institute of Technology. Thomas also received the Davis Langdon Award for excellence and the Bruce Shaw Partnership Award for excellence in the final year. He is a past pupil of Kilkenny N.S. St. Columba’s Comprehensive School. Glenties and Letterkenny I.T. He is currently working in Sligo with J.J.Rhatigan & Co.

New arrivals
Congratulations to Yvonne and Jim Mc Guinness, Creeslough on the birth recently of their third child, a baby brother (Jimmy) for Toni Marie and Mark Anthony. Jim is a son of Jim and Maureen Mc Guinness, Ard Patrick, Glenties.

Congratulations to Éilis and James Mc Dermott, Lucan, Dublin on the birth of their first child, a baby boy (Donal). James is a son of Danny and Mary Mc Dermott, Meenagrubby, Glenties. Congratulations to Sheila and Colm Harold, Glenswilly, on the birth of their second child, a little sister for Tanya. Sheila is a daughter of Danny and Mary Mc Dermott, Meenagrubby, Glenties.

Congratulations to Mary Lou and Michael Furey, Strasallagh, Glenties on the birth of their first child, a baby girl (Katie).

Bingo
Winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 1st March in the Community Centre, Glenties were – Nora Mc Hugh won the Jackpot of € 400. Bridie Gallagher, Killybegs, Sarah Long, Peter Sweeney, Philomena Mc Callig, Michelle Byrne, Mary Furey and O’Hara, Killybegs won € 100 each. Margaret Hanlon, Leitirmacaward, Martin Mc Taggart, Patrick Browne, Maura Kilbane, Faye Moore, Paddy Boyle, Breda Brett, Dungarvan, Ann Mc Hugh, Bridie Gallagher, Killybegs, Angela Lowther, Kathleen Griffin and Kay Mc Geehan won € 50 each. Anne Kennedy, Mary Mc Gettigan, Christine Mc Cool, Hugo Mc Dyre, Patricia Molloy and Hugo Mc Dyre won € 25 each.

Collection
The Church Gate Collection taken up recently for The Alzheimer Society amounted to € 833.00. Thank you to all those who donated so generously.

X-Factor
DVDs are now on sale in Mc Glinchey’s Mace following the recent successful X-Factor night in Paddy’s Bar. Proceeds go to the Donegal Hospice with a donation going to the local Mountain Rescue Service and Playgroup. Price is € 12.

Dance Classes
Classes in Jiving, Fox Trot, Quick Step and Waltz have started in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties, on Monday nights from 8.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. Teacher: Seamus Melvin, Mayo.

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.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 8th February 2011


Brian McGonagle, new Club Captain for 2011, drives off at Narin and Portnoo Golf Club.


Club president, Bart Whelan, Lady president, Anne Hayden, Lady captain, Bernie Tonry and Captain, Brian McGonagle at the Captain’s drive-in at Narin and Portnoo Golf Club on Saturday last.

A large crowd gathered for the Captains’ Drive-in last Saturday to help officially launch the captaincies of Brian McGonagle and Bernie Tonry. The weather was very kind considering the gales of the previous week. Both golfers struck mighty drives, with no hint of nerves or trepidation. The ensuing scramble was won by Seamus McDonagh, Michael Naughton, Sean Connaughton and Joseph McLoone with 50.3 over 16 holes. The proceeds of the day were accepted by Mrs. Stephanie McNelis on behalf of the Donegal Hospice.

Sunday’s competition saw the aforementioned Joseph McLoone double up over the weekend, winning the stableford by a large margin. His score of 41 points was the only one to better par on the day, a magnificent achievement! Charlie Tully was second, six shots back, while John Bán Gallagher took third with 34 on a break-off-tie.

The Spring Foursomes 2010 was won by the pairing of Anthony Harkin and Patsy Harkin following their comfortable victory over Donie McCole and Charlie Bryson last Sunday. Both pairings had won thrilling tussles en route to the final and the quality of golf played last Sunday was a tribute to them all. The Rosbeg natives had too much in the locker on the day, however, and Charlie and Donie could have no complaints.

Results:
February 5: Drive-in: 1. Seamus McDonagh, Michael Naughton, Sean Connaughton and Joseph McLoone 50.3; 2. Patsy Harkin, Anthony Harkin, Lyle Taggart, Willie Quinn; 3. Nan Quinn, Joan Quinn, John Quinn, Noel Quinn; February 6: Club Open 1. Joseph McLoone (11) 41; 2. Charlie Tully (10) 35; 3. John Bán Gallagher (11) 34 b.o.t.

February 6: Club Foursomes Matchplay: Anthony Harkin and Patsy Harkin defeated Donie McCole and Charlie Bryson

Fixtures:
Sunday February 13: Club Open, single stableford Wednesday, February 16: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Naomh Conaill Notes 14th December 2010

Commiserations to our senior team after losing to Crossmaglen in the Ulster Club Final in Cavan last Sunday. They have served the club and county very proudly and we would like to thank Cathal and the boys for giving us some wonderful memories in 2010. We are very lucky to have such a talented and dedicated bunch of players and we hope they can continue on in 2011.

The U21s are due to play Four Masters at home in the 1st round of the championship this Sunday.

The November draw for 200 Club was a week late because of the bad weather and was held last Tuesday night in the Highlands Hotel and 1st prize of 500 Euro went to Pat Eamon Boyle, Glen Road and 5 prizes of 100 Euro went to Albert Wade, Martin Mc Dyer, Ann Quinn, Stacey Blake and Dermott Bonner.

A Night at the Races will be on in the Noble Bar, Fintown on Friday 17th December at 8.30pm.A bus will leave Roddys at 8.15pm. Special guest on the night will be Dr Maguire.

There was no lotto draw last week because of the bad weather. The draw takes place every Tuesday night at the Community Centre Bingo and next Tuesday they will be holding there Christmas Bingo with lots of prizes.

Congratulations to Sean Connaughton on his appointment as Youth Officer at last Monday nights County Convention.