Centenary Captain’s Day at City of Derry

Wood Driver by Golf Ball June 2000
Wood Driver by Golf Ball June 2000

CITY OF Derry’s popular Centenary Captain, Mr Ciaran Burke will finally get to stage his much anticipated Captain’s Day tomorrow morning at the Prehen course.

Mr. Burke’s Centenary Captain’s Day was originally to be played on July 7th last, however, it was postponed due to torrential rain.

Meanwhile players from 11 clubs will compete for the Senior and Junior Scratch Cups over 36 holes at Prehen on Sunday.

Local lad Kealan Quigg is the hot favourite to win the Senior Cup but Strabane man Enda Kennedy, playing off plus one, will surely have different ideas and Ernie Heywood will certainly be in at the finish.

Play in the Junior cup starts the day at 7.30 a.m. and Sean Crossan from North West is the Bookie’s banker tip for that title

City of Derry Junior Scratch Cup Draw - 7.30; N Sheaffer (10) (North West); D Devine (6) (Faughan Valley); K McBride (7) (Foyle); 7.38; Jon Love (12), Gary Brown (12), S Monaghan (8); 7.46; John Lewers (11), D Heaney (11), J O’Kane (11) (Rosapenna); 8.04; V. Devenney (10) K Lynch (10), M Feeney (10); 8.12; R Leckie (10), C Doherty (10) (North West), S McClelland (9); 8.20; R Leake (10), Lee McClelland (9), M McKeone (Foyle); 8.28; C Peace (9) (Faughan Valley), S McGahan (9), C Williams (10) (Portsalon); 8.36; C O’Neill (8) (Greencastle), C Ross (7), G Robb (7); 8.44; B Long (7), G McEvoy (7) (Foyle), Ross Hunter (7); 8.52; R Simpson (7), D Robb (7), A Monaghan (7); 9 a.m.; P Hasson (6), S Crossan (6) (North West), G Hepburn (6); 9.08; A King (6), S Anderson (8), S Cassidy (Foyle); 9.16; K Thomas (6) (Foyle), S McKeegan (6); 9.24; L Hasson (5), T McBride (5), J Crumlish (5);

9.32; J Lindsay (2), C McGeady (5) (Foyle), L Powell (5) (Foyle); 9.40; M Tope (5), C Kelly (5) (Rosapenna), M Kivlehan (5) (Foyle); 9.48; R McGowan (5) (Strabane), C McKeone (4), M McGowan (5) (Ballybofey); 9.56; J Adlard (5) (Rosapenna), R McLaughlin (5) (Ballyliffin), Donal Hasson (4) (Dungannon); 10.04; J Kelly (4), J McIntyre (4), J Harding (4) (North West); 10.12; Dec Hasson (4), M McDermott (4) (Strabane), S Bonar (4) (Foyle); 10.20; C Starrett (3) (North West), P McGuigan (3) (Foyle), Kevin Quigg (3); 10.28; C Cooke (3) (Strabane), S Martin (2) (Foyle), D McNeill (2) (Ballybofey); 10.36; D Hinds (2), J McGaughan (2) (Ballybofey); A Doherty (2) (Ballyliffin); 10.44; P Doherty (2) (Ballyliffin), L Moore (1), S Quigg (1); 10.52; A Taylor (1), D McKenna (0) (Foyle), E Heywood (0); 11 a.m.; E Kennedy (0) (Strabane), Kealan Quigg (0), S Doherty (0) (Ballyliffin).

Junior Scratch Cup - 7.06; Jon Love (12), Gary Brown (12), D Devine (6) (Faughan Valley); 7.14; John Lewers (11), D Heaney (11), J O’Kane (11) (Rospenna); 7.22; V Devenney (10), K Lynch (10), C Williams (10) (Portsalon); 7.30; R Leckie (10), C Doherty (10) (North West), M Feeney (10); 7.38; R Leake (10), Lee McClelland (9), S McClelland (9); 7.46; C Peace (9) (Faughan Valley), S McGahan (9), S Anderson (8); 8.04; C O’Neill (8) (Greencastle); C Ross (7), G Robb (7); 8.12; B Long (7), G McEvoy (7) (Foyle), Ross Hunter (7); 8.20; R Simpson (7), D Robb (7), A Monaghan (7); 8.28; P Hasson (6), S Crossan (6) (North West), G Hepburn (6); 8.36; A King (6), S McKeegan (6), M McKeone (Foyle), S Cassidy (Foyle).

Strabane

There was a tremendous entry and excellent weather conditions for Saturday’s competition Mr Paddy O’Kane’s President’s prize with 178 members taking out cards plus numerous guests.

Charlie Patton (13) has always proved himself a player for the big day and he did so once again on this occasion, returning a brilliant total of 44 points which was three clear of his nearest challenger.

An excellent start saw him level par through the first five holes although five bogeys in the next six holes gave him work to do but an excellent level par for the last six inward holes saw Charlie post his winning total that was never likely to be challenged.

Full results - 1, Charlie Patton (13) 44pts; 2, Oliver Creswell (10) 41; 3, Garvin Godfrey (10) 40; Gross - Enda Kennedy (+1) 35; Front Nine - Chris Timoney (23) 20; Back Nine - Johnny Potts (22) 22; President’s Guest - Frankie Connolly 38; Junior - Connor McCool (17).

There was also a good turnout for last Thursday’s open, the Kelly’s Bakery Stableford event with over 100 players on the day.

Results - 1, Adrian McLaughlin (12) 40; 2, Foncie McNally (14) 39; 3, Nicky Wolfe (9) 37; Visitor’s - Pat Sweeney 37; Gross - Patrick Kennedy (1) 34.

There was a much smaller entry than usual for Monday’s Open Stableford event with the morning’s play being a virtual wash out.

Results - 1, break of tie, Paddy Doyle (12) 40pts; 2, John Maxwell (12) 40; 3, Ronan Foley 39; Gross - Martin McDermott 34.

Last week’s Ladies day event was the Eileen Logue Memorial Cup which was won by Mandy Coyne (9) with a Nett 70. Category one went to Bernie O’Kane with Nett 71 with Abbey Maxwell (33) taking category two with 72.

The Ladies Tyrone and Fermanagh Betterball team have a 14.5 to 5.5 first leg lead over near neighbours Newtownstewart after their home leg last Sunday

This could prove to be a very close affair with the second leg to come next week at the Baronscourt venue.

Many congratulations to premier Lady golfer Helen Jones who recently lifted the Lady’s Seniors Irish Matchplay championship, Helen also represented Strabane in the first match of this tie gaining 3.5 pts with partner Norma Brogan.

There were 18 pairs in total for last Wednesday’s Mixed Greensomes with Kathleen Hoynes and Foncie McNally teaming up to take first place with 36 points over the 15 holes in play. The runners-up were Annette Patton and Denis Porter with 35.

Well done to the club’s Donegal League senior team under the captaincy of Damian McGranaghan who have advanced to this year’s final after defeating Ballybofey in the home leg last Friday night with an emphatic 7-0 home win making the final result 10 matches to four overall.

The club’s fundraising draw has been put back to September to allow more time for ticket sales. If any member or visitor would like to purchase a ticket contact any Club Council member or contact Tommy on Facebook.

Fixtures - Today (Friday) - Tommy Doherty Memorial Outing (home) 1 p.m.-3 p.m.; Tomorrow - Donegal Sports Open; Sunday - Foyle Hospice Teams; Monday - Monday Open; Tuesday, July 30th - Ladies Open.

Donegal Senior Alliance

The Donegal Seniors Alliance Captain’s Day (Mr Eugene O’Sullivan) was held at Greencastle Golf Club on Friday, July 20th.

Results - 1, Paddy Murray (27) Letterkenny 47pts; 2, b.o.t, C.P.O Donnell (20) Gweedore 42; 3, John Birney (25) Portsalon 42; 4, b.o.t., James Keenan (18) Dunfanaghy 41; 5, John Heverin (22) Narin & Portnoo 41; Gross - Jimmy Callan Strabane 28; 6, b.o.t, Phonsey O’Kane (20) Strabane 40; 7, Jim Arbuckle (16) Strabane 40; 8, b.o.t, Oliver Ward (17) Letterkenny 39; 9, Aneas Conaghan (21) Letterkenny 39; 10, b.o.t, Paddy McKinney (20) North West 39; Cat. A - 1, b.o.t, Colin Morrow (21) Letterkenny 37; 2, Peadar O’Gallchoir (11) Gweedore 37; Cat. B - 1, Rory Mangan (19) Gweedore 39; 2, Mick Gallagher (10) Letterkenny 36; Cat. C - 1, Pat McClafferty (18) Rosapenna 38; 2, Frank Friel (22) Ballyliffin 37; Cat. D - 1, b.o.t, Eamonn Hone (21) Donegal 38; 2, Tom Breslin (25) Narin & Portnoo 38.