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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;

Glenties Notes 5th May 2011

Monster Bingo
The winners at the Big Bingo on Tuesday 26th April were – Fiona Mc Shane, Kilcar won the Jackpot of € 2,000. Bernie Fitzpatrick, Roisín Bonner, Kathleen Mc Cafferty, Bernie Mc Devitt, Geraldine Mc Guire, Christine Ward, Jeannie Sweeney, Dungloe, Emer O’ Donnell, and Michelle Gillespie won € 300 each. Francis Gallagher, Gortahork and Geraldine Doherty won € 150 each. Patricia White, Michael Byrne, Áine Deane, Anne Quinn, Mary Doherty, Cathy Connell, John O’Donnell, Timlin O’ Dochartaigh, Marian Davidson and Vincent Rodgers won € 100 each. Carol Sweeney and Cathy Connell won € 50 each.

Sympathy
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Frank Moore, Meenahalla, Glenties and formerly of Loughfad, who died suddenly at his home on Friday 29th April 2011.

Sincere sympathy is extended to Michael Mc Gavigan and family, Gortnasillagh, Glenties on the death of Michael’s mother, Josephine Mc Gavigan, Ballindrait, which took place recently.

Medjugorje 2011
There are two places left on the Pilgrimage leaving Glenties on Saturday 4th June and only a few places for the second Pilgrimage leaving on 2nd July. For more information ring 087 7530132 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 087 7530132 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

First Holy Communion
Children from Kilkenny N.S. and Scoil Mhuire will receive their First Holy Communion next Saturday 7th May in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties at 11 a.m. Mass. A Party for the First Holy Communion Children and their families will be held in the Community Centre after the Mass. All Donations will be greatly accepted. Children from Edeninfagh N.S. will receive their First Holy Communion in The Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh on Sunday 8th May at 9.30 a.m. Mass.

Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver
A Lay Helper of the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver will be in the parish next weekend 7th and 8th May, to appeal on behalf of the Missions. The Lay Helper – Mary, will speak about the work of the Sisters, during the Mass, and will take up a collection. The Sisters ask for your support.

Collection
The Annual Multiple Sclerosis Collection taken up recently amounted to € 830. Thank you for your very generous contributions.

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;

Narin & Portnoo Golf Notes 22nd March 2011


The Benny Society, Glencolmkille presents the new Francie Cunningham Memorial Trophy to the Cunningham family. This competition will be played for the first time on Easter Sunday at Narin and Portnoo.

Left to right : Brendan Boyle, Fionnuala, Catriona, Laura, Shane, and Louise, Bart Whelan and Cathal Donaghue.

 


Colette Maloney from Dungloe is a volunteer with Maynooth Mission Outreach which was formed in 1995. She is travelling to Peru for six weeks in June and will work with destitute children in Chaclacayo. Her visit can be followed on www.villalapazfoundation.org. Narin and Portnoo Golf Club is proud to support Colette in her work and she is pictured here with Lady Captain, Berbie Tonry and Club Captain, Brian McGonagle.

Cathal Donaghue enjoyed a profitable week, winning one event and finishing on the podium in another. His Wednesday Open success came courtesy of a remarkable back nine in which the Glenties lad birdied Roaninish (11), Sweeney’s Bank (14) and O’Boyle’s Fort (18). These beauties allied to the other four pars recorded coming home gave him 24 points, almost as many as I had in the whole round at the weekend! What must have gone through his mind on the third tee after recording two blanks to start! His overall total of 38 pipped Kevin McCready by a shot.

Gerald McDwyer won the St. Patrick’s Day stableford by the narrowest of margins, with several players all on the same score. His par at the last proved the crucial score as it separated him from the rest of the field. His success would have been assured had he not earlier blanked the short but deadly ‘High Altar’, three holes from home. There were enough good scores on his round, however, with the birdie on the third (‘Rampar’) the highlight.

Frank McDaid showed his class at the weekend, rolling back the years with a fine victory in the Diver’s Centra competition. He made good use of the wind on the front nine, going out in twenty points but as the wind rose in intensity, he battled to keep his score intact coming home. On the eighteenth tee, he must have known that he would need a big finish to win through, and that’s exactly what the former Ulster cup star achieved, his birdie a classy way to win any golf tournament.

The club sends its sympathy to Pete Shovlin, Bruckless on the death of his mother, Margaret who was buried in Bruckless on Sunday. May she rest in peace.

Results:
March 16: Wednesday Open 1. Cathal Donaghue (14) 39; 2. Kevin McCready (20) 38 b.o.t.; 3. Charlie Tully (11) 38; CSS 74; Twos: 5 balls March 17: 1. Gerald McDwyer (12) 37 b.o.t.; 2. Vincent Bonner (11) 37 b.o.t.; 3. Cathal Donaghue (12) 37 b.o.t.; Best Lady: Eileen Kennedy (17) 33; CSS 73; Twos: 3 balls March 20: Diver’s Centra, Ardara 1. Frank McDaid (19) 38; 2. Joe Conneely (15) 37 b.o.t.; 3. Patrick Boyle (11) 37; Cat A Sean Whyte (12) 36 b.o.t.; Cat B Sean McGinley Jnr. (14) 36; Cat C Hugh Boyle (20) 36; Nines: Joseph Shovlin (13) 22; Tony Dooley (17) 17 b.o.t.; CSS 74; Twos: 5 balls

Fixtures:
March 26: Gaeltacht League match away to Rosapenna March 27: Coast and Cliff Rescue Monthly Medal March 30: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;