Anne Wins Easter Prize a Prehen

CITY OF Derry member, Anne Wallace, took full advantage of the glorious weather conditions at Prehen on Tuesday last to claim the club’s Easter competition.

Anne, an 18 handicapper, played a steady round to return 35 points and hold a two points advantage of the chasing pack.

Full results were - Easter competition - 1, Anne Wallace (18) 35 points; 2, break of tie, Marie Clifford (21) 33; 3, Marlene Montgomery (24) 33; front nine, break of tie, Geraldine Crossan (9) 17; back nine, break of tie, Pamela Rutherford (20) 19.

The C.S.S. was 73.

Next Tuesday’s competition on May 3rd is an Open Teams of Three competition with prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams. The Open has been kindly sponsored by Karl Doherty Motors and entry can be made through the club’s website, www.cityofderrygolfclub.com or by telephoning: 02871 311496.

Buncrana Ladies

Recent results from Buncrana Ladies Branch - Friday, April 15th - 1, Marian Simpson (29) 36 points; 2, Margaret Armstrong (24) 34; back nine, Sadie Kelly, 19.

Nine holes competition - 1, M. Kelleher.

Friday, April 22nd - 1, Sadie Kelly (31) 35 points; 2, Pascale Gallanagh (19) 34; gross, Margaret McColgan.

Nine holes competition - 1, Angela Leonard.

Today’s competition is 18 holes Stroke.

Greencastle Ladies

Last Thursday’s competition at Greencastle was the May Patton Foursomes and the top two places were filled by four ‘lady captains.’

The winning pairing of Mary Brennan and Eileen Farren were Captains in 2010 and 2005 respectively and the runners-up were Pauline Casey (current Lady Captain) and Helena Doherty (Lady Captain in 2008). The winners had a brilliant 42 points to win by four shots from Pauline and Helena.

Thursday next, May 3rd sees the first Ladies Open being staged in aid of Moville Day Centre. A timesheet has been posted and places can be reserved by ringing the club.

Faughan Valley Ladies

Visitor from City of Derry, Ann McGoldrick (26), claimed the recent Wednesday Stableford competition at Faughan Valley on Wednesday, April 20th, her score of 37 points giving her a two points cushion on the chasing pack.

Full results were - Open Stableford - 1, Ann McGoldrick (26), City of Derry, 37 points; 2, Elizabeth Mullan (26) 35; 3, Kathleen Cooke (26) 34.

Ladies are reminded that next Wednesday’s competition will be the Monthly Medal (Stroke) competition.

Strabane Ladies

In Ladies golf this week there was a good turnout for the Camus Cup with the trophy going to Caroline Connolly (28) who has been playing great golf lately she returned an excellent score of 65 nett.

Caroline finished just one shot clear of Junior member Abbey Maxwell (36), a name that is sure to feature frequently in the coming months, definitely a great prospect for ladies golf in Strabane. Abbey’s score won the category two prize with category one award going to Lauren Patton (16) with a nett 69.

Letterkenny Ladies

Anna Diffley carded a score of 37 points to win the Arena Seven sponsored 18 hole competition recently defeating runner-up, Cynthia Furey, on a break of tie. In third place was Joan Murphy, one point adrift.

In the Holy Thursday 11 holes competition, Marian O’Sullivan reigned supreme with a score of 25 points. Eileen Keating finished in second spot, following a break of tie with 24 pts.

There was great excitement in Strabane when the Challenge Cup team progressed to the next round against Ballyliffin. Well done to team Captain Kay Kelly and her assistant Maureen Sweeney. Congratulations to Susan McBride, Connie Redden, Catherine Ryan, Cathy Marron and Anne Flannery.

Lists are up in the respective locker rooms for the Club Mixed Foursomes competition. This is being very kindly sponsored by McDonald’s Restaurant. Only 32 places are available.

The May Medal, 18 holes Stroke competition will be played on Tuesday, May 2nd.

Ballybofey &

Stranorlar Ladies

Recent results from the Twin Towns club - Easter Hamper - 1, break of tie, Ann Sweeney 41 points; 2, Joy Craig, 41; 3, Clara McNeill, 41; gross, Dolores Devaney; front nine, Ann Glancy, 21; back nine, Emer Kee, 20.

North-West Ladies

The fabulous weather conditions resulted in a huge turnout at North-West on Wednesday for the Foyle Hospice Open in memory of a prominent member of the Lisfannon club, Mr. Cathal Harvey.

The course was in superb condition and thanks are extended to the Harvey family, all sponsors and all the local clubs for their support. The proceeds of the day will go to the Foyle and Donegal Hospices.

Results were as follows - Ladies competition - 1, Deborah McElhinney (24), Foyle, 43 points; 2, Helen Gallanagh (23), Buncrana, 41; 3, Lorraine McGettigan (27), North-West, 37; visitor, Sadie Kelly (31) 36; back nine, Sheila Reid (22) 22.

Gents - 1, Michael McLaughlin, Jun. (14), 43 points; 2, break of tie, Edward McDaid (20) 42; 3, Thomas Timlin (20) 42; visitor, Phelim O’Neill (15) 37; back nine, Andrew Kemmy (15) 22.

Overall winner of Cathal Harvey Trophy on tie-break, M. McLaughlin Jnr.