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Narin & Portnoo Golf Club Notes 6th August 2009

Narin and Portnoo Golf Club and the Dunmore Caravan Society supported an Alzheimer’s Fundraiser in July and the event proved a great success, with 7,761 euros raised for the Donegal Alzheimer Associaiton. Pictured are event organiser, Nan Quinn, Eileen Kennedy, Lady Captain, Michael Glynn, Captain and Mary Connaghan, Treasurer of the Association.

It was a very good week for Mickey Campbell! His second hole-in-one at the 16th on Friday was followed by a two-shot win in the Diver’s Centra Filling Station competition played on Sunday. His gross score of 80 was matched only by Willie Quinn and Harold Reid, such was the quality of the 13 handicapper’s ball-striking. Birdies at the 2nd and 5th put a nice gloss on his otherwise perfunctory front nine, but the back nine was a different story. Five pars and another birdie at the 14th enabled a two over par return on the inward nine and the total of 67 nett kept Martin Arnold at bay, despite his own fast finish.

Finnian O’Doherty continued his progress up the golfing charts with a comfortable victory in the Senior Scratch Cup on Monday. He kept a six off his card in a two over par gross round of 75, completing the back nine in two under 36. Kieran Cunnea had the best nett score of the day (a 70) and it was sufficient to win him the best nett in his category. John B. Kelly shot the best gross in the Intermediate category, while Sean Callaghan did likewise in the Junior event.

Anthony Thompson won the ever-popular Wednesday Open by a single point from a trio of golfers on 38 stableford points. Two little twos at 7 and 16 helped the cause considerably, especially as both counted as four-pointers. Five other three –pointers further adorned the card.

We had three male club teams in action during the week and two of them came out on top. The Minor League side had three matches in hand from the first leg of their semi-final with Northwest and despite a positive start, it just wasn’t to be and the Buncrana men won comfortably on their own patch. Patsy and his men are to be congratulated on their fine run and the team captain wishes to thank his squad for all their effort and support during the four-round run. The team which got so close were: Hugh F. Shovlin & Manus Boyle Snr.; Eamonn McNelis & Adrian Maguire; Frank McGinley & Paul McGinley; Anthony Harkin & Patsy Harkin; Connell Gavigan & Patrick Gallagher.

Martin and Margaret Roarty’s juniors had a more rewarding experience in Buncrana, winning three nil on the Municipal course. They now face the prospect of a semi-final tussle and will be hoping to emulate the Narin and Portnoo side which won this title in 2007.

Pat Connaghan’s oul’ fellas are not letting the kids outshine them in the slightest and his proud team enjoyed a narrow victory over Ballybofey and Stranorlar last week to reach the final for the first time. Willie Quinn and Eddie Gregg were the heroes in the away leg, grabbing a three and two win to get the point required following the strong home result.

August 3: Narin & Portnoo Scratch Cups: Senior Scratch Cup 1st Gross: Finnian O’Doherty 75; 1st Nett: Kieran McWilliams (5) 72 b.o.t.; Intermediate Scratch Cup 1st Gross: John B. Kelly 85; 1st Nett: Kieran Cunnea (17) 70; Junior Scratch Cup 1st Gross: Sean Callaghan 92; 1st Nett: Hugh Smith (21) 72; C.S.S. 73

August 2: Diver’s Centra Filling Station: 1. Mickey Campbell (13) 67; 2. Martin Arnold (14) 69 b.o.t.; 3. Connor Taggart (16) 69; Cat A Willie Quinn (8) 72; Cat B Andrew McGovern (11) 71; Cat C Hugh Smith (22) 71; Nines: Jimmy Cunningham (15) 29.5; John Lennon (16) 34; CSS 73; Twos: 3 balls each

August 1: Saturday Open: Competition cancelled due to poor weather

July 31: Killybegs Church Classic Results: 1. Conal Keeney, Pat Cunningham and Leonard McGill 84; 2. Joe McLoone, Dermot McHugh and Pat Gallagher 81; 3. Sean Rodgers, Denis Carbery and Tom O’Keeffe 78; 4. John Molloy, Seamus Given and Michael Glynn 76; 5. Hugh Smith, Fred Sweeney and Bart Whelan 74; 6. Declan O’Donnell, Kevin Gilgunn and Jimmy Kennedy 72 b.o.t.; 7. Claire Boner, Maureen Gildea and Eithne O’Boyle 72; Nearest the Pin on 16: Michael Campbell with a hole-in-one; Nearest the Pin in Two at 18: Brian McGonagle; Draw Winners: Michael Naughton, Frankie Quinn x 2, Jimmy Cunningham, Goretti Cunningham.

July 30: Juniors 18 holes: 1. John Moore; 2. Colm Flood; 3. Finnian O’Doherty; 10 holes: 1. Jack Doyle; 2. Rory Carr; 3. Paul Ryan; 6 holes: 1. Declan McDonagh; 2. Ciaran Henry; 3. Patrick McAdam

July 29: Wednesday Open: 1. Anthony Thompson (19) 39; 2. John Molloy (8) 38 b.o.t.; 3. Susan Thompson (12) 38 b.o.t.; 4. Andrew McGovern (11) 38; C.S.S. 74; Twos: 3 balls each

August 7: Weekly Mixed Foursomes at 6p.m.; Draw for partners; Open

August 9: Glenties Cup sponsored by Glenside Bacon, Medal, Open except for first prize;
August 12: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors including green fee;

August 11: Captain’s Prize to the Ladies, closed

August 12: Past Captains 3p.m. to 4p.m.,

August 13: Captain’s Prize to the Juniors, closed
August 14: Captain’s Mixed Foursomes, closed
August 15/16: Mr. Michael Glynn’s Captain’s Prize, Stableford, Closed


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