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August 2018
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COOKE IS CLUB CHAMPION
Scratch handicap golfer Conal Cooke was the winner of the Valerie Manning sponsored club championship played on Saturday last to retain his title he won last year with another sub-par round of 68 gross to win by a commanding 6 shots margin, Conal started his round with 8 straight pars before a welcome birdie three at the 9th hole, two bogies on the back 9 at the 11th & 16th were more than compensated by birdies at the 13th &15th holes to set his early morning total that set the mark for the day. The runner up on what turned out to be a difficult day for scoring was Stephen McCay (5) with 74 gross with third place going to Paul McGill (6) also with 74 Gross. In the Nett section the winner was Colin McCafferty (12) with 65 Nett ,Vincent Bradley (15) a player very much in form was the runner up with 66 Nett with George Hunter (24) third with 67 Nett, the categories went to Fred McGavigan (5) with 70 Nett in , club captain Frankie Houston (14) with 68 Nett in category two and Eugene Patton with 70 Nett in category three, the presentations for the Club championship will take place this coming Friday night 17th August at 8.30pm sharp alongside The Irish road Motors, Murphys on the Green, FMC Accountants and the Northern Confectionary competitions, all winners are asked to be in attendance.

Declan Devine Monday open final day
With a shotgun start in operation the final day of the superbly run Declan Devine Frozen foods got underway on Sunday past with most of the 56 qualifiers lined up to compete for the brilliant prizes on offer, the winner continuing a very successful full season was Ryan Patton (13) with 41pts,the runner up was Kevin Gallagher (5) with 40 pts with Peter O’Connell (13) in third also with 40pts,Peter also won the nearest the pin prize, the gross for the second consecutive Sunday went to competition secretary Patrick McCrossan (5) with 31 gross pts, Martin Finlay won the front nine with 23 pts with Dr Ciaran Kelly winning the back nine with 24 pts, the longest drive prize went to Michael Houston. Many thanks to our competition sponsor Declan Devine for the fabulous prizes on the day and his very helpful input throughout the event.

NORTHERN CONFECTIONARY OPEN
The Northern confectionary sponsored open took place last Thursday at the club and was dominated by players of 21 handicap! with Glenn Roulston (21) achieving his first ever win with an excellent 42pts,the runner up also new to the rostrum was Ruairi McElroy (21) with 41 pts, Johnny Potts (21)also with 41pts Paul McGill (6) was the gross winner with 31 gross points

Monday Open
There was a relatively small turnout for this week’s Monday open with Martin Finlay (19) the winner with 40 pts followed by Clark Klam also with 40pts,next week’s Monday open will be played off the Yellow Markers with an entry fee off £4.00 which will include the 2’s competition.

Well done to Peter Doherty who have made it through to the next round of the Donegal Junior league getting the two matches they needed at Gweedore G.C. on Sunday past and also to Declan Devine and his North-West league team who have qualified for the semi-finals in that competition.

Ladies Golf
Last week’s ladies competition was the Gallagher cup and was won in some style by Catherine Neeson (16) with a brilliant total of 64 Nett, the winner in category one was Anne Sharkey (16) with 71 Nett with Imelda Doherty (32) the winner in category two with 70 Nett.

Junior golf
Junior Captain Michael Doherty with host his Junior’s captains day on Wednesday 22nd August with both an 18holes competition and a five holes competition for under 10’s. This Friday will see the final day of the Seamus Duffy Golf junior series of weekly 9 holes competitions last week’s winner was Cormac Carlin with 20pts Conor Byrne was 2nd with 19pts and Dylan Goan was third with 16pts ,the current league standings are John Duffy 15pts,Dylan Goan 11pts,Adam Gillespie 10pts,Oran Donaghy 9pts and Conor Carlin 7pts,there are double points up for grabs for this week’s final day which should contribute to an exciting finish, good luck to all our juniors.

A new game of “Last Man Standing” is set to get underway on Saturday 1st September 2019 with the entry fee again £10.00, there is a guaranteed first prize of £1000.

This week’s £50 bar credit draw was won by Martin Gormley.

Tickets are on sale at the bar or club office for our next big show “Bay City Rollerworld & Smokie priced at only £12.50, they are booking up fast so please don’t miss out!

Fixtures; Thursday 16th August-Thursday open S/F
Fri 17th Seamus Duffy Golf –Final day
Sat 18th August Pat O’Neill Scaffolding Open
Mon 20th August Monday Open – Yellow markers

IRISH ROAD MOTORS WIN FOR RORY
Early morning starter Rory McColgan (10) led practically from start to finish on Saturday to win the Irish Road Motors Accident repair centre open at Strabane with an excellent 41pts from his nearest challenger veteran George Hunter (25) a poor duo of double bogeys at the final two holes maybe costing George the win the only real blemishes an otherwise excellent card. Third place went to Francie Devine (10) with a very steady 39pts including a welcome birdie 3 at the 18th hole, fourth went to Paddy Kennedy (4) with a one over par round of 39pts also, Stephen Acheson (13) took the final nett prize, he too with 39pts, a very popular total on the day. The gross prize went to Conal Cooke (scr) who was in top form posting a three under gross total of 66 which again was 39pts on the day, Conal’s round comprised of 5 birdies, 2 bogies and 11 pars! The nines on Saturday went to Tommy Sharkey (24) with 22 pts for the first nine and to Michael Doyle (20) with 24pts for the back nine.

Jimmy Duncan Memorial Open
There was an excellent turnout on Sunday in both the Ladies & gents sections to honour the memory of one of the clubs most popular members the late Jimmy Duncan, congratulations to Jimmy’s family who worked tirelessly in pulling this successful competition together, especially James Duncan who was the tournaments main sponsor, many thanks also to Paddy O’Kane the competition co-ordinator. On the playing front the win went to Oliver Creswell (14) with his best return in some time 41pts, the runner up was the ever improving Liam McKane (22) just a point away with 40pts, Peter Doherty (5) took third spot with a solid 39pts, fourth place went to our own “Wee local Dub” Joe Rowley (12) also with 39pts,George McCay (20) took the final nett prize again with 39 pts, the gross prize went to competition secretary Paddy McCrossan(5) with 33 gross pts, the nines went to Sean McCrossan (17) with 22 pts for the first nine and to Brian O’Kane with the same total for the back nine. In the Ladies section the winner was Anne Sharkey with 39 pts the runner up was Norma Brogan with 37 pts with Jennifer Rouse in third with 36 pts. With still some sponsorship to come in the total so far raised for the children’s cancer Hospital in Dublin’s sits at almost £3000

FMC ACCOUNTANTS OPEN
Many thanks to F.M.C. Accountants who sponsored last Thursday’s competition. The runaway winner was Luke McGeehan (21) with an eye catching 46pts, Luke has recently returned to the game and judging by this return his handicap should decrease rapidly!. The runner up with a great total of 41pts was Dan Downey (14) third went to the very much in form Stephen McCay (5) who was only one over par in recording his total of 40pts, the gross prize went to Paul O’Reilly (6) with 32 gross pts.

Declan Devine Monday Open (6th August '18)
The final qualifier for next Sundays Declan Devine Frozen Foods shoot out was played on Monday with the win going in some style to Paddy Doyle (18) with 43pts, the runner up was Caolan Crawford (3) with a one under par 40pts, Mark McDermott (14) took a qualifying place in third with 39pts, the gross went to Kevin Gallagher (5) with 31 gross pts. Also qualifying from Monday are Keith Patterson (8) as Caolan Crawford had already booked his place and also the leading visitor on the day Declan Catterson (11) from Newtownstewart G.C. Sundays event will see a multi-tee start from eight different holes from 11am,a light breakfast will be served at 10.15am with a buffet meal for all competitors at 4.15pm in the Carricklee Room, Niall Gallagher will be on stage from 5pm-7pm, good luck to all in pursuit of the big prizes with first prize a four-ball at the Irish open 2019 venue Lahinch G.C & Doonbeg G.C with an overnight stay at the Lahinch Hotel!

Junior Golf
It’s been great to see the junior academy in full swing over the summer months, man thanks to Seamus Duffy and his team for taking the coaching which has been very enjoyable for all the children. There has also been a weekly 9 holes stableford competition for the juniors looked after by Ronnie Wiley the latest winner was John Duffy with 19pts, 2nd place went to Oran Donaghy also with 19pts with third going to Conor Byrne. Congratulations to Conor who recently won all three of his matches in the All-Ireland boys under 16 boys representing Ulster in their title win.

Tommy Forbes’s O’Hare cup team have advanced to the final of that competition winning 16.5-3.5 when the match was called in at Aughnacloy last Tuesday evening, a fine home leg performance the previous week had put them in a great position.

The winner of this weeks £50 bar credit draw was Sean McCartney.

A new Last Man Standing is set to get underway at the start of September with again a prize of £1000 to the winner, £200 to the winning seller. Entries can be taken at the bar or from the many sellers, the entry fee is £10.00.

Fixtures Thursday 9TH Aug Northern Confectionary Open S/F
Saturday 11th Aug Valerie Manning Club Championship
Sun 12th August- Declan Devine- Monday opens -final day.
Mon 13th Aug Mon-open
Tuesday 14th Ladies open-Claire’s Hair Salon.

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