Sean Rodgers was the man of the week by virtue of his 4BBB win with Denis Carberry at the weekend in the DP Barry &Co sponsored competition, and also with his 2nd place on Wednesday in the Open helped by a hole-in-one at the 11th. His exploits left Patsy Harkin looking for a late replacement for Sunday’s Minor League team as the native from Co Down lost a shot when the cards were examined.
John Molloy had a return to form by winning on Wednesday.
Our Minor League team take a 4 to 1 victory away to Redcastle this weekend, while the fancied Ulster Cup men got the better of Greencastle to advance to the next round.
This coming bank holiday weekend we have 4 competitions, with the usual Seniors 16 hole competition on Friday, single stableford on Saturday, monthly medal stroke on Sunday sponsored by Ulster bank and a 2 Ball Scramble any combination on Monday.
April 27/28: DP Barry sponsored 4 ball stroke.
1. Denis Carbery (12) & Sean Rodgers (17) 66; 2. Anthony Thompson (12) & Columba Gavigan (11) 69 b.o.t.; 3. Alan Elliott (14) & John Quinn (13) 69. Best Sunday: Tom O’Donnell (16) & Eamonn McGill (10) 70.
April 24: Wednesday Open
1. John Molloy (8) 37; 2. Sean Rodgers (18) 36; 3. Fr. Adrian Gavigan (9) 36.
Our Gaeltacht team finished in second place to Rossapenna in the Gaeltacht Finals played in Cloughaneely on Sunday last. Thanks to Brian McGee and the Cloughaneely club on the hospitality given to us and well done on the excellent condition of the course. We offer our congratulations to Rosapenna. Eamonn McGill was our top scorer with 38 points which brought him into the overall prize winners. The Narin Portnoo winners on the day were: 1. Columba Gavigan 37, 2. Dominick Mullin 35, Gross Harry Reid 26, 3. Sean Whyte 32. Our average of 32 was 1.5 behind the winning Rosapenna score.
On Sunday our Ulster Cup team got a creditable 3 matches from 7 in Greencastle. This Sunday at 1pm the Ulster Cup team have the return game, while Patsy Harkin and Paddy Boyle open the Minor League campaign with a home match with Redcastle at 2pm.
April 17: Wednesday Open
1. Tony Gildea (17) 35bot; 2. Vinny Gallagher (18) 35.
April 19: Friday Seniors
1. Vinny Gallagher (18) 30bot; 2. Kevin Gilgunn (16) 30.
April 20/21: Coast and Cliff
1. Joe McLoone (9) 37; 2. Paddy Boyle (20) 36bot; 3. Fr. Adrian Gavigan (10) 36bot; Best Sunday Seamus Gildea (28) 33. Cat A Harry Reid (8) 33, Cat B Declan McMenamin (17) 36. Cat C Corny O’Donnell (22) 33.
Fixtures. Wed Open, Friday Charity Seniors 16 hole, Sat/Sun. 4 BBB stroke sponsored by DP Barry & Co.
This Sunday our Ulster Cup team are away to Greencastle in the first round, while our Gaeltacht League team travel to Cloughaneely for the finals on the same day, teeing off at 9am. Best of luck to both teams.
John M. Kelly was the winner of the Ardara Golf Society sponsored monthly medal played in stormy conditions on Sunday last.
Richard Rafferty won on Wednesday, while Máirtín Ó hIarnáin took the honours in the Friday Seniors.
This weekend the Coast and Cliff Rescue sponsored competition can be played for on either Saturday or Sunday.
Wednesday Open 1. Richard Rafferty (17) 43; 2. Kieran Gallagher (10) 41; 3. Patrick Boyle (12) 39.
Friday Seniors 1. Máirtín Ó hIarnáin (11) 37; 2. Michael Glynn (20) 35.
Ardara Golf Society monthly medal 1. John M. Kelly (20) 75; 2. Seamus Byrne (24) 79; 3. Harry Reid (8) 80; 1st 9 Desmond McGettigan (23) 35.5; 2nd 9 John McBride (10) 45.
Wednesday Open, Friday Seniors 16 hole, Sat/Sun Cliff and Coast stableford.