Club News – 27th October 2015


The season’s final qualifying competition was played on Saturday last attracting a decent sized entry of 130 players. Best of the day was Albert McNally (24) with a great total of 42pts from the white markers and losing three shots of his handicap in the process, the runner up was Paul McGill (7) a point back with an excellent 41 pts which was just two over par gross, the highlight of Paul’s round was the accumulation of three birdie twos at the 7th, 12th & 16th holes.  Paul O’Reilly (5) kept his good form going taking third place with 39pts in this one. Paddy Kennedy (3) was the gross winner with a three over par 33 gross points and the nines went to Paul O’Neill (15) and to Dr John Etherson.

The previous Saturday 17th October had a reduced entry due to the very heavy early morning fog that lingered until midday, however 89 cards were still taken out which was creditable in the conditions. The winner was Martin Keyes (19) with a fine total of 41pts which was good enough by four clear shots from the runner up, one handicapper Conal Cooke who got round in level par. George McCay (17) finished third also with 37 pts, Paddy Kennedy had again taken the gross prize this time with 31 gross points.

Thursday Club
Week 6 of the Thursday club was won by Oliver McNally(18) with a fine 37pts over 16 holes, the runner up was Ronnie Wiley (11) with 34 pts with Liam McCool (20) in third also with 34 pts. There were only 4 two’s on the day.
In week seven of the Thursday club played last week over 15 holes the competition was dominated by left-handers! First was Francie Devine (12) with 36 pts, the runner up was Declan Doherty (12) also with 36 pts with Chris McDermott in third also playing of 12 with 35 pts to make up the trio of prize winning lefthanders. The early leader in the golfer of the season is Foncie McNally with Freddie Patterson the leader in the “King of the twos”.
Congratulations to John Blee who is the first Thursday club member to record a hole in one in this terms play, holing out at the par three 8th hole with a perfect five iron shot. Play this week is over 16 holes with the 15th & 16th holes omitted.

Monday Club
There was a great entry of 11 teams for this week’s Monday club competition with the winners being declared as E McHugh, S White, O McGettigan & L McGinley with 90 pts, the runners up were C McDermott,  K Keegan,  O McNally & C Patton with 87pts, third went to  S Taylor, G Gordon, J Malcolm & K Gallagher also with 87pts

Congratulations to Freddie Patterson and his Donegal Junior League team who overturned a 6-1 away leg at Portsalon Golf club to record a resounding 7-0 win in the home leg on 17th October and take the title for the first time, well done to all involved.

Tickets remain on sale for the club dinner dance on Saturday 7th November music with the brilliant “Lee Roy Brown Band” they are priced at an attractive £20. This event is for all our members and should be supported if at all possible, it should be a fantastic night at the club, get your tickets at the club office as soon as possible.

Strabane Radio online are hosting their fourth birthday party on Thursday 12th November at the club in a fund raiser for our local Community Search and Rescue Team, there are 14 great country acts on the bill at a cost of only £10 per ticket, they are currently on sale at the club bar and office.

This week’s £50 bar credit winner was Brian Forester. There are only 11 players left in last man Standing, all still in contention for the £1000 first prize.

Finally on a sad note, our deepest condolences are sent to the family and friends of the late Derek Fletcher who passed away suddenly this week, Derek is the older brother of office secretary Carole, may he rest in peace.

Christmas & New Year 2015

This year’s brilliant entertainment in the club
Contact Tommy of 077 19422463 for more info.

Christmas 2015

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Club Notes – 13th October 2015


The 2015 golfing season is now winding down but thankfully the weather has been consistently better recently than it had been for the entire summer months, as a result well in excess of 150 players took out cards for last Saturdays qualifying competition. The best return of the day was posted by Conor Sharkey (6) with an excellent total of 42 pts, two closing bogies left him on level par for his round just missing out on a sub-par score but good enough to win by a point from runner up Pat Patton(15) on 41 pts Ciaran Duffy(10) took third a further shot back on 40pts.  The gross prize went to Keith Patterson with 32 gross pts with the nines going to Albert McNally (24) with 23 pts for the front nine and to Aidan Corry (10) with 23pts for the inward nine which was level par. Timesheets remain in operation on Saturdays until Saturday 24th October.

Thursday Club
This week was the fifth week of this year’s Thursday Club which this year has 68 members. This was the first non-Qualifier and was played over 16 holes as on course maintenance is underway midweek.  The latest winner was Foncie McNally (15) with a fine total of 39 pts, the runner up was Charlie Patton(18) with 37 pts with Hugo McCusker (11) third with 34 pts. This week’s competition is again over 16 holes with the 12th & 13th holes omitted.

Monday Club
This week’s Monday club team event saw nine teams participate, the winners were Chris McDermott, Kevin Keegan, Charlie Patton and Oliver McNally with 109 nett, the runners up were Paddy Doyle, Danny McGinley, Pat McAneny & Cahir Doherty a staggering 15pts behind on 94 pts!

Club Match Play
Congratulations to all the matchplay cup winners recently, Caolan Crawford just got the better of Eoin O’Neill in the battle of the teenagers in the final of the Jones Cup. Declan Lynch lifted the Gallagher Memorial trophy with an equally close encounter with young Conor Meehan this one also going to the final hole.

The presentation of all the matchplay events and Golfer of the Year will take place at this year’s club dinner on Saturday 7th November, tickets for this event priced at £20 are now on sale from the club office, music on the night by the North-West’s no 1 Live band “Lee Roy Brown” all members are asked to support it!

The final Ladies singles event was played recently with the Knockavoe School Charity competition over 15 holes, the winner was Catherine Neeson (18) with 35 pts, Norma Brogan (14) was the winner in category one with 32pts with Madelene McColgan taking category two with 34 pts.

The winner of this week’s £50 bar credit draw was Frankie Foley
Last Man Standing resumes this weekend with 38 players still in the hunt for the £1000 prize.
The clubs Christmas night out and party menus are now available in the clubhouse and are priced from £10 p.p including music!

Club Notes – 6th October 2015


Well in excess of 100 members made the journey to north-east Donegal for Mr Pat Corry’s Captains outing to Portsalon Golf Club which was in tremendous condition and with a very benign day weather wise a great days golfing was enjoyed by all who made the trip. The day’s best return was made by Anthony Brennan (18) with an excellent total of 40pts especially good as play was from the courses white markers. Anthony got through the difficult first nine with 18pts and came home in grand style to register another 22pts on the inward nine for his winning total. The runner up was the ever improving Colin McCafferty (13) with 39pts with Martin Corry (16) the long-time leader in third place, with 38pts, Fred McGavigan (3) took yet another award winning the best gross of the day with 29 gross pts, with Damien Carey(14) in fifth with 37pts just in front of Ciaran Murphy (12) on break of tie, Paddy O’Kane (10) took the prize for the first nine with 20pts and Sammy Devenney (20) the second nine with 21 pts. The Captain Pat thanked all who had travelled on the day, those who had help with the organisation and Portalson Golf Club for their fantastic hospitality on the day.

Club Sweep
There was a club sweep on Saturday played at home for those unable to make the trip, the winner was Francie Conwell (16) with 40 pts, Stephen Donaghey (13) was the runner up with 39 pts with Gabriel Gordon (23) in third with 38pts, the gross went to Darren Crawford (4) with 33 gross pts.

Thursday Club Week 4
There was a another very pleasant day for last week’s Thursday Club which was claimed by Noel McCrory(17) with  a very good 41pts, Shane McLaughlin (8) was the runner up with 39pts with Stephen Kennedy (9) third with 38 pts. Play this week is over 16 holes and is non-Qualifying.

Monday Club
Last week’s Monday Club attracted 9 teams the winners were Shane McLaughlin, Ronnie Wiley, Liam Patton & Clark Klam with 104 pts, the runners up were Chris McDermott, Charlie Patton, Foncie McNally & Neil Holmes with 98pts Nett.

Freddie Patterson’s Donegal Junior League team have it all to do in their second leg against Portsalon losing the away leg by 6 matches to one on Sunday past, the return leg of this final is on Saturday 17th October.

Last week’s £50 bar credit draw winner was Marc Brolly, the winner of the draw for the four-ball and buggies for Lough Erne was Lady Secretary Maeve Corry.

There were more casualties in week four of Last Man Standing only 38 remain in the hunt for the £1000 first prize.

The Club Dinner tickets for Saturday 7th November are currently on sale at £20 each, a great night with the Lee Roy Brown Band is in store please support it, the function is aimed at all members Men, Ladies and House members contact Tommy or the club office to secure your tickets.

The Winter Cup gets underway this coming Sunday and the timesheet is now posted.