Congratulations to the Seamus Farren led Donegal League team who have successfully defended their title in another exciting final, this year against neighbouring Club Portsalon. Just as it was in Portsalon a week ago the match was tied with each team taking two and a half points leaving the score level at five all. However the Letterkenny team were victorious by the margin of one extra hole won over the two leg match. Margins of victory don’t come any closer and the Letterkenny team were once again delighted to have come through a stern test of golf against a battle hardened Portsalon team under the Captaincy of Cathal Canning.
Seamus Farren’s team consisted of David Mc Cormick & Jamie Foley, Kevin Rafferty & Kieran Sweeney, Pat Boyce & Liam Sweeney, Liam Wiseman & Ronan Daly with John Logue & Henry Mc Cahey.
The second leg of the Donegal Inter Club (over 50’s) Competition took place at Letterkenny Golf Club on Sunday 22/09/19. Having narrowly beaten Portsalon the previous day in the Donegal League final Letterkenny were hoping to complete the double over the same opposition. Leading three matches to two from the first leg and now with home advantage Letterkenny started favourites. After the first nine Portsalon looked like getting the three matches required as they led in two matches and level in two more. However things changed over the second nine and Letterkenny were easy winners in the end by four and a half matches to a half. congratulations to the Letterkenny team of Pat Boyce, Kevin Kiely, John Doran, Martin Gallagher, Tony Griffin, Liam Wiseman, Freddie Wilson, Ed Margey, John Russell and Brian O’Donnell.
The Minor League Final against (who else) Portsalon first leg is to be played away on Saturday 5th Oct. Letterkenny are two finals up against Portsalon, will it be three in a row ?
The Kitchen Open was played on Wednesday 18/09/19 . There was a big turnout for this competition, regardless of the heavy rainfall occurring recently the course drainage system is working efficiently keeping the course in excellent condition. Kirk O’Donnell (21.9) had a great score of 40 pts. taking first place pushing David McGowan (5.1) into second place with 39 pts. Kirk took 7 pars out of the course. Shaun Duffy (9.1) was third with 37 pts.. and Darragh McMenamin (3.0) won Gross with 36 pts.
The Sheamus McMonagle 3 ball scramble was played on Saturday 21st. The winners scoring 62.2 net were John G. Doherty (12) , Eamonn O’Carroll (17) and Hugh O’Kane (19). In second place with 63.2 net were Cian Harkin(2) , Keith Shiels (8) and Oisin Harkin (18). In third place were Shane Scanlon (5), J.P. Clarke (7) and Ciaran Haran (15) scoring 63.3 net.
The Sunday’s Members Competition was won by Marty McMullan (16.6) with a fantastic score of 44 pts. Marty took 9 pars out of the course. Keith Shiels (7.7) was second with 37 pts. (BOT) and John Paul Clarke (7.2) took third place. Don Ponsonby (5.5) won Gross with 36 pts.
Cat 4 Final/John G. Doherty Memorial Cup will be played on Sunday 29th September. Please book times with Martin in the shop.
Upcoming Events : On Saturday 28th September we have the Glencar Inn Open and on Sunday Cat 4 Final/John G. Doherty Memorial Cup and also Members Competition.