Captains BetterBall Coronation Cup 2013

Captains Betterball 27 June 13
Prize winners
1st Billy Doherty & Keith Patterson 48 pts
2nd Mickael Kelly & Gary King 44 pts BOT
3rd Dermot Corry & John McMenamin 44 pts
Gross Conor Sharkey & Francie Devine BOT

Upcoming Events June-July 2013

Thurs 27/06/13 Captains Betterball
Sat 29/06/13 Dr Ciaran Kelly’s Captains Day
Sun 30/06/13 Senior Cup Qualifying Semi-Final
Mon 01/07/13 Monday Open
Tues 02/07/13 Lady Herdman Cup (Ladies)
Wed 03/07/13 Wednesday Mixed
Thurs 04/07/13 TBF McElholm & Co (Fixture Change)
Sat 06/07/13 Mrs Annette Patton Lady Captains Day

Sun 07/07/13 Frylite Open Teams
Mon 08/07/13 GMG Logos Open
Tues 09/07/13 Ladies Open Day
Wed 10/07/13 Medicare Open Mixed
Thurs 11/07/13 Open
Fri 12/07/13 Mark James Menswear Open
Sat 13/07/13 McHugh Oil Singles Open (STROKE)
Sun 14/07/13 President’s Mixed 1-4pm

Club News June 25th 2013


The week in the lead up to DR Ciaran Kelly’s Captains day which takes place this coming Saturday has been a very busy one on the Golf Course with several competitions taking place.
Saturdays event was sponsored by MK’S Bar and despite some damp squally conditions it still attracted an entry of 150 golfers.
The winner was Damian McCrossan (19) who showed a return to better form posting an excellent 41 pts on a difficult day for good scoring, the runner up was the in form Joe Elliot (16) who followed up last Mondays eye catching performance with another good 40 pts, leaving him subject to the new exceptional play rule which further reduced his handicap by a further two shots leaving him of 12 handicap a full 6 shots less than last week!
In third was Nicky Patton (7) also with 40 pts with Gerry Casey in fourth with 39 pts; Martin Rouse (9) took fifth place with 38 pts
Enough to reduce his handicap to single figures for the first time. The gross winner was Cathal Patton (5) with a three over par 33 pts; Noel O’Kane (28) took the first nine with 21 pts with Frankie Connolly (24) taking the back nine also with 21 pts.
Thursday Open
Jim Malcolm (17) took last Thursdays Open with an excellent 44 pts with Keith Patterson (5) the runner up with 43 pts which was in fact a brilliant two under par gross round, in third was Martin Elliot also with 43 pts with the Gross going to Fred McGavigan (6) with a one under par round of 37 gross pts. The Hugh Harley Cup that had been scheduled for Thursday will now be played on Thursday 25th July

ST Vincent de Paul Ladies and Gents Singles
There was a new event played on Friday last with the St Vincent De Paul Ladies and Gents opens up for grabs, the winner in the men’s section was Lindsay Boyd (23) one in front of the in form Peter Doherty (6) with a good one over par return of 41 pts third went to Paul O’Neill (17) with the same score of 41 pts.
The winner in the ladies section was Kathleen Hoynes with Rosemary Wilson and Olive Reid in second and third.
Monday Open
Ben Corry (5) took the latest Monday Open with a great score of 43 pts which was 2 under par, the runner up was visiting player Declan Ryan (15) with 42 pts with Gerard Stewart (20) in third with 41 pts also, City of Derry’s Kealan Quigg (-1) took the gross prize with a two over par 34 gross pts.
In Club Representative Golf this week our Junior Cup team continue to fly the flag with a good 4-1 win over close neighbours Newtownstewart at Killymoon G.C .to advance to the Last 16 in Ulster. Not such good news to report of Conor Sharkey’s Donegal League Junior Squad who despite building up a 6-1 home leg advantage went down by the same score at Buncrana G.C and lost in a play-off. Aidan Coyle’s Lawson cup team have only a very slender advantage over Newtownstewart taking Sunday Mornings first leg by 8.5-7.5 and will have their work cut out to advance further in this one, also in major bother are Chris McDermott’s Phair cup team who lost the home leg to Omagh golf club by 11.5 –4.5 and will need a major reversal of fortunes in this event.
In Ladies Team golf Rosemary Wilson’s Minor Cup team have a slender 3.5 pts –1.5 pts to protect after their home leg with Narin & Portnoo G.C.

Ladies Gallagher Cup
Jennifer Rouse was the runaway winner in last weeks ladies event the Gallagher cup with an excellent 41 pts, Heather Mitchell took category one with 36 pts with Olive Reid taking category two with 36 pts also.

Captains Mixed Foursomes
Dr Ciaran Kelly’s Captains week got off to a wet and blustery start for the traditional Captains Mixed Foursomes which was reduced to 15 holes because of the morning conditions, thankfully though the weather relented somewhat and the competition was successfully completed, the winners were Anne Sharkey and Denis Porter with 32 pts with Jennifer Rouse and Brian O’Kane the runners up with 31pts Geraldine McCrory and Martin Rouse took third also with 31 pts with the gross going to Catherine Neeson and President Francie Devine.
Worcester Cup pairings remaining in that competition should note that remaining first round match-play fixtures must be played by 30th June.
Tickets are going very steadily for the JP Mac Johnny Cash Show, which takes place in the clubhouse on Saturday 24th August
This show has sold out the Crumlin Road Gaol complex now on six occasions and is a real must see! There is full support on the evening and members are urged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible are numbers are limited when they are gone they are gone!
Finally best wishes to our Captain DR Ciaran Kelly for his Captains day on Sat 29th June, the forecast at present is very good and a great day for all is anticipated for an excellent Club Captain, the entry fee for competitors will be taken from cards on Friday Evening so please ensure sufficient funds are available
Music on the night will be provided by” Friends”
The doors will open at approximately 10.30pm for members not attending the Captains Dinner.

Barry Reid recently became the fifth member in the hole in one club in recent weeks holing out at the Par three 12th hole with the perfect 9 iron shot during the St Pats GAA event, Barry is the latest member to secure a beautiful Boss Watch for his efforts.

Also finishing on a very sad note , the club lost one of its long serving members last weekend with the death of Pat Gallagher Owenreagh drive, Pat was a great character and a great supporter of the club, our sincere condolences are sent to Ruby and to all the Gallagher family may he rest in peace.

Thursday 27th –Captains Betterball
Sat 29th Dr Ciaran Kelly’s Captains Prize
Sun-30th Ulster Senior Cup matchplay
Mon 1st July Monday Open
Tue 2nd July Ladies Day.

Bank Of Ireland Open

Bank Of Ireland

Recent winners of the Bank of Ireland Open

L-R Gerard Foley, Winner Tommy Forbes

Vincent Bradley and Club Captain Dr Ciaran Kelly

Devine Sand & Gravel Open

Winner Ronnie Wiley along with Sponsor Sean Devine and Club captain Dr Ciarán Kelly

Winner Ronnie Wiley along with Sponsor Sean Devine and Club captain Dr Ciarán Kelly




Declan Devine Frozen Foods Open


Conor Sharkey Winner in centre along with Sponsor Declan Devine and club Captain Dr Ciarán Kelly

Haugheys Costcutters Singles Open

B Haughey

Winner Martin Gormley and Runner Up Barry Patterson centre with Brian Haughey Sponsor on left and Club Captain Dr Ciaran Kelly

Club News 18th June 13


Conor Sharkey (6) was the man on form in Saturdays Devine’s Frozen foods competition returning a fantastic one over par round in terrible conditions, with the heavy morning rain threatening the completion of the event, thankfully the elements relented somewhat in mid afternoon and the event was able to be completed as scheduled. Conor’s winning total of Nett 64 was good enough on the day by a clear three strokes a great effort by one of the clubs lower handicappers, the runner up on the day was immediate Past Captain Sean Macintyre (13) with Nett 67 just ahead of Junior Member Caolan Crawford( 7) also with the same total, young Caolan has been in really impressive form this season and a very successful Summer season is predicted. The gross prize went to Conal Cooke (3) with a two over par 71 with Stephen McCay (5) taking the second gross prize with gross 76, Andrew Connolly (12) took fourth with Nett 67 with Stewart mcFeeters (17) taking fifth with Nett 68, the two nines went to Stephen Kennedy and Philip Miller.
Sunday’s big event was The St Patrick’s GAA AND Gortin parish Ladies and gent’s singles which thankfully was played in much more pleasant weather conditions.
Some of the best prizes in recent years were up for grabs in the event with the major scoring all coming very late in the day and in fact the winning score posted by Competition Secretary Kevin McGinley (12) an excellent 42 pts was returned in the final group on the course just edging out Cathal Patton (5) who finished in the penultimate group and led very briefly, Paul McNally (15) had led for most of the day with 38 pts and seemed set to hold on until the final returns late in the day, Brian Haughey(13) took fourth spot also with 38 pts with Barry Patterson in fifth also with that total, The gross went to Ben Corry (5) with 31 gross pts with the nines going to Michael Doyle (18) and George McCay (20).
Fletcher Golf Open
There was a very good entry for last Thursdays Fletcher Golf Open
With 90 cards being taken out, the winner was Chris Timoney (20) with 42 pts, the runner up was Jim Potts (19) with 40 pts with Martin Keyes (21) third with 39 pts, the gross went to Patrick Kennedy (2) with a one over par gross 35 pts.
T.Oscar Rollins Monday Open
Joe Elliott (18) was Mondays winner with a massive 46 pts after a remarkable round which included three two’s including a brilliant eagle two at the par four 17th hole, the runner up was Freddie Patterson (6) with 40 pts with Darren Crawford (4) third with 39 pts Patrick Kennedy again took the gross prize with a one under par 37 pts.
Ladies Golf
Last Tuesdays play in Ladies Golf was in the Eileen Keery Memorial competition with the honours going to Dympna Doherty (18) with Nett 68, Mandy Coyne (10) took Category one with Nett 71 with Monica McGettigan (26) taking category two with Nett 72.
In club representative golf this week our Barton Shield went down by three holes at Castlerock to Ballyliffin, our Conway cup team have progressed to the semi-final wrapping up their Tie with Killymoon GC.
Another member of the Hole in one club to report congratulations to Adrian McLaughlin who aced the par 3 12th hole last week playing the perfect 9 iron shot.
The draw for Dr Ciaran Kelly’s Captains day will be made early next week please ensure you have entered on the competition entry sheet.
Please note that Fridays ST Vincent De Paul open does go ahead but will now be a ladies and gents Open the timesheet is posted on the notice board.

Thursday 20th June Hugh Harley S/F
Fri 21st ST Vincent De Paul ladies and gents open
Sat 22nd M.K’S Bar and B&B OPEN
Sun 23rd captains Mixed 1pm-4pm
Mon 24th Monday Open
Tue 25th Captains Prize to the Ladies.

Club News 11th June


Ronnie Wiley (11) was Saturday’s winner at Strabane in the Devine Sand and Gravel competition, which was played in glorious Summer weather with on course temperatures in excess of 30 degrees C.
Ronnie’s excellent return of 41 pts built with a brilliant 24 pts on the outward nine and was good enough by two shots on the day from the Runner up Michael Doyle (20) with 39 pts, third went to Declan o’ Hare (12) with 38 pts with Aidan Coyle (13) in fourth also with 38 pts with the very consistent Hugo Mc Cusker (13) taking the final Nett prize with 37 pts. Darren Crawford (4) took the gross prize with 32 gross pts with the nines going to Don Callan (22) and to Declan McColgan (12), the presentation for this competition will take place as part of our recent presentations night this Saturday 15th June at 9.15 pm all winners are asked to be in attendance.

Local Company were the sponsors of last Thursdays event which was won by Patsy Rouse (14) with a “marvellous” score of 42pts again in sizzling temperatures, The runner up was Paul McGill (7) with 41 pts with Conal Cooke (3) in third place also with 41 pts which was a brilliant gross score of 66.
Stephen McCay (5) took the gross prize with a one over par round of 35 pts.
Monday Open
There was a smaller than normal turnout for Mondays open event which was played in extremely blustery conditions and went to Seamus Friel (21) with a very good 37 pts, the runner up was the in form Dr Paul Armstrong (16) with 36 pts with Shane McLaughlin (13) picking up third place with 34 pts, Keith Patterson (6) took the gross prize with 23 gross pts.

Ladies Golf
Last weeks Ladies competition was the O2 Challenge Trophy and was won by Olive Reid (27) with 39 pts, Heather Mitchell (24) took category one with 37 pts with Noreen McNally (35) taking Category two with a similar score.
The Ladies have been very busy on the inter club Golf front too and have been showing some great form also in that department.
Rosemary Wilson’s Minor cup team have advanced to a third round meeting with Portnoo after getting the better of North-West G.C in round two by four matches to one in last Thursdays meeting, and the Ladies Tyrone & Fermanagh Better-ball squad have also advanced to the next round after defeating Fintona G.C over the two legs of that match.
The Worcester Cup qualifiers were led home on Wed 29th May
By Caroline and Frankie Connolly with 69.5 Nett, the runners up were Noreen McNally and Kevin Keegan with 70 Nett with Rachael and Sammy Devenney third with 70.5 Nett, the other match-play qualifiers were lady President Mary Duffy and President Francie Devine, Mary and Hugh Casey, Roisin Corry and Ben Corry, Catherine and Kevin Neeson and Olive and Eric Reid, the match-play fixtures are now posted on the notice-board.
Pride of Place in Inter Club golf goes this week to our Irish mixed foursomes team under the captaincy of Bernie O’Kane and Eamon McCay who picked up a noteworthy victory over close neighbours City of Derry at Foyle Golf club last Sunday evening, winning the tie against the former All-Ireland and Ulster champions by three matches to two, the draw for the round of 16 is due to be made on Wed 12th June.
Brian Brolly’s Irish Junior Cup team were the leading qualifiers on Sun 2nd June at Killymoon GC, and now meet close neighbours Newtownstewart in the match-play stages back at the same venue on Thursday 20th June.
Sean McIntyre’s Donegal League also picked up a very noteworthy win on Friday night past beating the current Champions Rossapenna GC at the Donegal Venue leading 4-1 from the home leg Strabane got the match they needed to advance when Conal Cooke and Ryan McGowan took their match with Enda Kennedy and Frank Casey Jnr. at the final hole in a match of exceptional quality, Brian Haughey and club Captain DR Ciaran Kelly were also dormie one up when the tie ended.
Brian o’Kane’s Ulster Fourball squad have built up a four one lead over Cushendall G.C after Saturdays first leg match and will still have a bit of work to do to advance to round three of that event.
Frankie Connolly’s Conway Cup team have a sizeable advantage over Dungannon GC. Taking last Sundays fixture by a whopping 15.5 pts to 0.5 and will be clear favourites to make it through to the semi-final of that tournament.
Connor Sharkey’s Donegal junior squad will take a 6-1 advantage in that competition to Buncrana after Mondays home leg fixture, the team captain was unlucky it was not a clean sweep losing his match at the19th hole.
Presentation night
As earlier mentioned there will be a major presentation night this Saturday night at 9.15pm with presentations for Haugheys Costcutters, Foothills Restaurant, Masala and Mamma Masala, Devine’s Sand and Gravel and this Saturdays Declan Devine’s Frozen foods Competitions all winners are urged to be there to collect their prizes in person.
One of the biggest bands to ever play in the Golf Club “The Logues” will be providing the music come along and enjoy a band who provide a great night of humour and entertainment admission is only £4 and there is a late bar.
Tickets are now also on Sale for the JP Mac Johnny Cash Show in the clubhouse on Saturday 24th August, this show has sold out the Crumlin Road Gaol entertainment complex now on six occasions and is a real must see, tickets are priced at members £8 and visitors £10, book them early is the advice!
Finally another few holes in one to report on last week Dr Paul Armstrong holed out at the 16th hole in Last Thursdays with the perfect 4 iron shot while Conal Cooke aced his shot at the second hole in the recent All Ireland senior cup qualifying event at Strabane
Thursday 13th June Fletcher Golf Open S/F
Sat 15th June Declan Devine’s Frozen Foods stroke
Sun 16th ST Patrick’s GAA ladies and Gents singles
Mon 17th Monday Open S/F
The club have launched a new membership drive with full membership now available from 1st July until 31st March 2014 for a fee of £299 contact the club for further details.

Club News 04 June


There was a superb entry for Saturdays big event the Masala & Mama Masala restaurants open Stableford with over 180 golfers taking out cards, the honours went to Declan McDonnell (9) playing in the final Fourball on the course who just pipped the long time leader Ryan McGowan (4) on break of tie both golfers recording 41 pts for their rounds, John J Duffy (16) finished in third place one shot back with 40 pts with Jim Callaghan (16) in fourth with 39 pts Danny Duffy (14) took fifth place with 38 pts whilst Peter Doherty (6) took the gross with a very tidy 72 gross.
The presentation for this event is on Friday 7th June at 9pm all winners should be in attendance.

St Theresa’s Church fund
Patsy Wilson (19) led the field home in some style on Sunday in the ST Theresa’s church renovation competition with a great total of 44 pts which was good enough by a massive 5 shots from the runner up Martin Keys (22) with 39 pts, Johnny Potts (21) kept his good recent form going to take third with 39 pts with Francie Conwell (20) in fourth with the same total. In the Ladies section of the competition Roisin Corry (29) was the woman in form with a fantastic 41 pts just in front of Olive Reid (29) with 40 pts.
Northern Confectionary open
Almost 90 cards were taken out for last Thursdays event the Northern Confectionary open, with Johnny Potts (23) the clear winner with a solid 40 pts, James Harron (9) kept up his recent fine run of scores to take second with 38 pts just ahead of Stephen McCay (6) also with 38 pts, Patrick McCrossan (7) picked up the gross prize with 28 gross pts.

Ladies Golf

Lorna Duffy (24) took last Tuesday’s ladies day event the Eileen Devine Memorial trophy with a Nett 70, category 1 went to Mandy Coyne (9) with 73 Nett with Rachael Devenney taking third with 75 Nett.
Hole in one!
There has been a recent spate of Hole in ones at the club led by Patrick McCrossan who recorded his second ace in recent weeks holing out with a perfect 8 iron in his Jones cup match with Ben Corry, Conal Cooke also played the perfect stroke at the second hole in last weeks Ulster Senior Cup qualifying event at Strabane, congratulations also to Eugene Patton who had a hole in one at the 7th Hole last week.
Entertainment at the Club
Look out for The Logues who will be making their first ever appearance at the Golf club next Sat 15th June definitely a band not to be missed and tickets are now on Sale for The JP Mac Johnny Cash tribute show on Sat 24th Aug.

Thur 6th June What’s on your Wall .com open
Sat 8th June Devine’s Sand and Gravel open
Mon 10th June Monday Open
Tue 11th Ladies day.