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Naomh Coanill Club Notes 7th February 2013

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,7,26 and 27. Two prizes of €50 went to Mairead,Killybegs and Michael Gallagher Kilraine. Next weeks jackpot is €5,200.

Good luck to the U21 team who play Ballinderry(Co Derry) in the Ulster Club Championship quarter final this Sunday @ 2.15pm in Kickhams Creggan.

Congratulations to Paddy Campbell who has been appointed senior team manager.

Congratulations to Patrick Mc Guigan and Patsy Furey who were appointed as joint treasurers of the club.

There will be a one day refreshers occupational first Aid course in the clubhouse on Saturday 23rd February from 9.30am-4.30pm. The cost is €35. Anyone interested in doing this course is asked to contact Rosaleen Doherty on 087 6235023 ASAP.

Club membership for 2013 is now due. Membership is €40 for adult and €20 for youth(for families with a number of children its €20 each for the 1st two children and €10 for each additional child). There is also €100 membership which includes membership and entry into the weekly lotto for a year. Membership forms are available on the clubs website, from club registrar Muriel Hegarty, The Inniskeel Co-Op and The Glenties Post Office.

The Clubs 200+ draw is starting shortly. The cost is €10/month or €100 for the year. Anyone interested in joining can contact any club officer.

Las Vegas comes to Naomh Conaill on the 16th February. Tickets €20 which includes buffet dinner, live music, champagne reception, disco and complimentary money for casino. Prize for best dressed and highest earners on the night. The night will end with someone earning the chance to win €1000. So come along for what promises to be a great night.

Naomh Conaill Club Notes 29th January 2013

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 2,11,16 and 30. Two prizes of €50 went to Conal Mc Dyre Glen Road and Leah MacInnes Derries. Next weeks jackpot is €5,100.

The U21’s will play Ballinderry(Co Derry) in the Ulster Club Championship quarter final which is being hosted by Creggan Kickhams Co Antrim on Sunday 10th February at 2.15.

The club is seeking applications for senior, reserve and third team manager. Anyone interested can apply to club secretary Vincent Cranley before Friday 1st February.

The clubs Last Man Standing starts this Saturday 2nd February. Entry forms are available in local businesses or from Martin Doherty or Martin Regan.€10 to enter.

The clubs 200+ draw is starting shortly. The cost is €10/month or €100 for the year. Anyone interested in joining can contact any club officer.

Las Vegas comes to Naomh Conaill on the 16th February. Come along for a night on the vegas strip. Tickets €20 which includess buffet dinner, live music, champagne reception, disco and complimentary money for casino. Prizes for best dressed plus highest earners on the night. The night will end with someone earning the chance to win €1000. Dont miss out on what promises to be a great nights entertainment.

Club membership for 2013 is now due. Membership is €40 for adults and €20 for youths(for families with a number of children its €20 each for the 1st 2 children and €10 for each additional child). There is also €100 membership which includes membership and entry into the weekly lotto for a year. Membership forms are available from the clubs registrar Muriel Hegarty, on the clubs website, The Inniskeel Co-Op and the Post Office Glenties. There will be a registration night in the Clubhouse this Friday 1st February between 6 and 7pm.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 31st August 2011

It was a great adventure all the way but on Sunday, it came to a heart-breaking end. And I’m not just referring to Croke Park! Our Ulster Cup boys were on the cusp of qualifying for the Ulster Cup final, needing two and a half matches to progress against crack Down outfit, Kilkeel. The Mourne men had won two matches in Narin the previous week, so it was clear that it was going to be a tall order to improve on that away performance. But how close did we come! Out early, Joseph McLoone and Columba Gavigan won their respective matches to set up a grand finale, but try as they might, the other lads found the combination of strong winds, fast greens and competitive opponents too hot to handle and when the tally was completed, the club had lost on holes count-back. The fallen heroes were Patrick Boyle, P.J. Gallagher, John Bán Gallagher, Frankie Kennedy and Gerald McDwyer, but they had many great days en route to the final and such is sport. Great credit is due to the captain, Sean Hanrahan and all his assistants and caddies who pulled together over five months. The panel of players were focused throughout and all played their part in reaching the club’s first Ulster semi-final in 21 years. Onwards and upwards, lads!

Gerry Feeney enjoyed a three shot victory in Sunday’s stableford sponsored by Value Centre. The Dungloe vintner keeps a keen eye on our course in his role as greens convenor and he has the game to shoot really low scores when the planets align. Sunday was one such day, despite the setback of a blank at the second. Four pars on his front nine repaired the damage and four pars on five holes coming home ensured a healthy lead which he maintained to the finish.

Sunday’s runner-up, Shane Whittington won last Wednesday’s Open with 42 points, returning nines of 20 and 22 respectively. The score was built upon nine pars and a four-pointer birdie at Roaninish (11) and the Ardara man had two points to spare over Seamus Ryan in second. If he’s made the Ardara team for the annual Rider Cup, Glenties should beware!

Results:
August 28: Value Centre Stableford
1. Gerry Feeney (14) 39; 2. Shane Whittington (12) 36 b.o.t.; 3. Eddie Gregg (9) 36 b.o.t.; Cat A Donie McCole (9) 36; Cat B Jimmy Cunningham (14) 35; Cat C Sean Callaghan (18) 36; Nines: Ciaran O’Kane (9) 18 b.o.t.; James McGuinness (26) 21; CSS 74; Twos: 4 balls
August 17: Wednesday Open 1. Shane Whittington (14) 42; 2. Seamus Ryan (17) 40; 3. Martin Regan (18) 40; CSS 72; Twos: 5 balls

Fixtures:
August 28: Value Centre single stableford, open
August 31: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Narin & Portnoo Club Golf Notes 23rd August 2011

Bart Whelan presented his President’s Prize at the weekend and the field of 135 was the largest this year, other than the Captain’s Prize. Shane O’Neill from County Down has long been playing golf on Narin links and this was his biggest victory to date. The amiable 12-handicapper enjoyed a steady front nine, picking up pars at five holes to fully deserve his 20 points. Many a promising card is wrecked on holes ten to twelve, but Shane only dropped one shot over the trio and recorded another three pars afterwards to finish on 40 points. Dr. Cooke finished just a shot behind after a fine showing, while Glenties was further represented on the podium by John Molloy and Harold Reid. The president waxed eloquent on all manner of topics at the presentation, with verbal missiles frequently finding their mark among a hugely entertained assembly! We wish Bart well for the rest of his year as president.

We wish our Ulster Cup team every success in their semi-final second leg this Sunday at Kilkeel. The lads won the home leg by five matches to two on Saturday, a result which left the club twelve holes up overall. It won’t be easy in Kilkeel but the team has the fortitude to prevail. Playing at the weekend were Columba Gavigan, Patrick Boyle, John Bán Gallagher, Sean Cafferty, Hughie Moore, P.J. Gallagher and Joseph McLoone.

The club members were very saddened to learn of the recent deaths of Bríd Gallagher and Maggie Glynn, two much-loved ladies who contributed so much to their families and communities. We sympathise with Vinny, Michael and their families. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a-n-anamacha.

Paddy O’Doherty’s performance in last Wednesday’s Open was jaw-dropping with no fewer than 12 three-pointers on his card! After 22 points on the outward nine, the 18-handicapper stepped on the gas, finishing with seven straight pars for a huge win.

Results:
August 21: President’s Prize
1. Shane O’Neill (12) 40; 2. Dr. Michael Cooke (17) 39 b.o.t.; 3. John Molloy (8) 39 b.o.t.; Gross Harold Reid (7) 28; Cat A Ciaran O’Kane (10) 39; Cat B Kieran Cunnea (16) 38 b.o.t.; Cat C Sean Callaghan (19) 37 b.o.t.; Nines: Cathal Donoghue (11) 22 b.o.t.; Eamon McGill (10) 20 b.o.t.; Past Presidents: Michael Naughton (15) 34; Ladies’ prize: Frances Munnelly (19) 36; CSS 73; Twos: 4 balls

August 17: Wednesday Open
1. Paddy O’Doherty (18) 47; 2. Ciaran O’Kane (10) 39; 3. Paul Cooney (8) 36; CSS 73; Twos: 14 balls

Fixtures:
August 28: Value Centre single stableford, open
August 31: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 9th August 2011

Vice-captain, Pat Connaghan teamed up with Willie Quinn to win this year’s Spring Foursomes title after a hard-fought battle with Hughie Moore and P.J. Gallagher. It always looked a tough one to call and after 18 holes of this every-other-shot matchplay contest, the pairings could not be separated. On it went, with the eventual victors winning on the 20th hole. For both golfers, it’s their first win in this format and they will prove a difficult pairing to dethrone in 2012.
John McBride continues to excel, winning the latest Wednesday Open by three points from Fr. Adrian Gavigan in second. The former garda birdied the 2nd following fine approach play and ten pars and a birdie later (on 12), there could be no doubt about the merits of his success.

Joseph Shovlin hits a ball like no other, a hammer blow that Thor would appreciate. Added to this prowess is guile around the greens and he demonstrated his all-round talent on Sunday during the Killybegs Golf society stableford. Five pars on the outward nine laid a fine foundation for a good score, but where others wilted on the return, Joseph stepped up a gear, birdying 10 and parring five other holes for a worthy success.

The fourball scramble last Monday week saw Conor Sharkey, Connell Cooke, Lauren Patton and Lisa Patton record 11 birdies and an eagle on 10 en route to a tally of 55.8. The scoring was so good that Harold Reid’s team’s ten birdies couldn’t even get them on the podium!

Our over-50s senior team under the captaincy of James Quinn negotiated the semi-final of the county matchplay, defeating Bundoran over two legs. Four pairings were victorious, while the fifth were called in, as the result was not in doubt. It was a fine performance and one which bodes well for the final against opponents still to be decided. The gallant team members on Friday were: W. Quinn & E. McGill; C. O’Kane & P. Boyle; F. Kennedy & S. Cafferty; M. Nicholson & J. Quinn; S. Ryan & C. Keeney.

Our Ulster Cup team received a bye into the semi-final following the withdrawal of Foyle from the competition. It’s our first semi-final in 21 years and a great boost for everyone at the club.

Finally, we congratulate our professional, Connor Mallon and his wife on the birth of their daughter last weekend.

Results:
August 7: Killybegs Golf Society
1. Joseph Shovlin (14) 41; 2. Eddie Gregg (9) 39; 3. D.J. Campbell (12) 38 b.o.t.; Cat A Richard Shepherd (11) 38 b.o.t.; Cat B Adrian Maguire (14) 37; Cat C John Callaghan (19) 38 b.o.t.; Nines: Frankie Kennedy (11) 23; Tony Patton (18) 21; CSS 73; Twos: 4 balls
August 3: Wednesday Open
1. John McBride (9) 42; 2. Fr. Adrian Gavigan (9) 39; 3. Colm McFadden (19) 38; CSS 72; Twos: 9 balls each; 146 played
August 1: Fourball Scramble
1. Conor Sharkey (8) Connell Cooke (3) Lauren Patton (14) Lisa Patton (17) 55.8 (11 birdies & an eagle on 10); 2. Henry Cahill (8) Henry Cahill Snr. (22) Carmel Cahill (8) Ruth Cahill (27) 56.5; 3. Shane Whittington (13) Sean Whyte (11) Don Earley (9) Pauric McHugh (10) 58.7;
July 25-27: 3 Club Challenge (Lough Erne, Donegal, Narin & Portnoo)
1. Declan Devine team (Newtownstewart) 100, 96, 92 288;

Fixtures:
August 14: Monthly medal sponsored by Co-Lab
August 17: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;

Naomh Conaill Notes 12th July 2011

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 2,3,6,9. The jackpot now stands at 7,400 Euro. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Ciara Shovlin, Loughfad and Carol Sweeney, Rosbeg.

The U14s drew with Dungloe last Wednesday in Dungloe 1-8 to 0-11. They are at home to Na Rossa next Mon 18th and home to Four Masters on Wednesday 20th July. Good luck to U14 player Eoghan Mc Gettigan who plays at half time in the Ulster final in Clones this Sunday.

The U16s beat St Nauls 2-6 to 1-7 in Mountcharles last Monday in the championship and they now play them again in the 2nd leg this Friday at home at 7.30pm.

The club are hosting the Vhi Cul Camp from the 25th-29th of July. Application forms are availble in Mc Glincheys and for more information contact Dara Gallagher

The seniors were very unlucky to lose 1-10 to 0-12 at home to St Eunans in the league last Saturday evening.

Good luck to Donegal this Sunday in the Ulster final.

Anyone with tickets ordered for the Ulster final must collect them this Thursday in the clubhouse between 8pm and 9pm.Any tickets not collected will be resold.

Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 12th July 2011

Alas! Finally there was suncream, iceream, even buckets and spades in evidence over the past week – maybe its summertime after all! As for the golf it was sunshine all the way for the winner – (perhaps heedful of the prompt last week?) having found his tempo, right there beside his mojo, Cathal set out steady with 18 points but then hit the accelerator on the back nine with an excellent 22 points for a total of 40 winning points. We will be hoping Cathal can bring this great run of form to Warrenpoint next Sunday!

July 6th Clonleigh Co-op Open Stableford Competition 1. Cathal Donoghue (12) 40 pts bot 2. Seamus Ryan (18) 40 pts bot 3. Anthony Harkin 40 pts bot Cat A Finian O Doherty (3) 37pts bot Cat B Danny Mc Ginley(17) 39pts Cat C Sean Callaghan (19) 36pts Front 9 Paul Mc Ginley (17) 20 pts bot Back 9 Michael O Neill (14) 21pts.

Another Glenties man of Ulster Cup renown showed the form that was needed to win Wednesdays Competition also with 40points.

Wednesday 6th July 1. Joe Mc Loone (10) 40 points 2. Kevin Mc Cready (20) 36pts 3. Michael Naughton (16) 35 points.

Congratulations to Sean Hanrahan and his Ulster Cup team in defeating Warrenpoint 5 – 2 in the first leg of the last 16 but as they know only too well they will need to work hard in the “Point” to come way with an overall victory next Sunday – so we wish them all the best!

Our Pro-Am coverage will appear next week but in short it was a great sucess again this year, with a low score of seven under par from Mark O Sullivan (Ashbourne G.C.) over the two days capturing victory.

The presentation for this Saturday is cancelled due to a number of prize winners being on club duty

Naomh Conaill Notes 5th June 2011

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 17,18,22,27. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Frank Mc Swiggan, Gortnasillagh and Brid Gallagher, Narin Road. This weeks jackpot is 7,300 Euro.

The club are organising a Mobile Heart Screening Service on Sat 9th July at the club grounds. This screening service will be run by Healthy Hearts Healthy Lives who provide cardiac screening to help prevent sudden deaths in young people who may have Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. The target age group is 14yrs-35yrs. The places are limited and the cost is 45 Euro per person payable at time of booking. For booking or more information contact Martin Mc Dyer 087 2789327 or Roseleen Doherty 087 6235023.

The club are hosting the Vhi Cul Camp from the 25th-29th of July. Application forms are availble in Mc Glincheys and for more information contact Dara Gallagher.

The Ulster final is all ticket match and anyone interested in tickets should contact any club officer before Friday 8th July.

The reserves advanced to the next round of the championship after beating Glenswilly 0-8 to 0-4 last Sunday. The seniors made their exit from the championship going down 2-6 to 1-10 against Glenswilly.

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.

Results:
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

Fixtures:
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;

Naomh Conaill Notes 15th June 2011

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The numbers drawn were 1,2,11,15. Two prizes of 50 Euro went to Stephen McGrath, Glenties and Packie Mc Gettigan, Doochary. The jackpot now stands at 7,000 Euro.

The club presents Take Me Out this Friday night in the Highlands Hotel starting at 8pm. Tickets are 10 Euro are on sale from all the players and Mc Glincheys.

The senior and reserve teams were both beat last Saturday evening against Four Masters in Donegal Town.

Well done  to Jim, Anthony, Marty, Dermott, Leo and the Donegal team on their victory over Cavan last Sunday. Anyone looking for tickets for the Ulster semi final against Tyrone should give their name to any club officer before lunchtime next Monday.

The club are hosting a U10 blitz this Saturday morning at 11am.The clubs taking part are Aodh Ruadh, Bundoran, Naomh Columba and Naomh Conaill