Ryan strikes blow at Greencastle

AN entry of 118 contested last weekend’s Sandwich Company sponsored Multiple Sclerosis Open Stableford at Greencastle with Ryan Doherty posting a sensational score of 47 points to enjoy a six points cushion over the large field.

Full results - 1, Ryan Doherty (24) 47 points; 2, Barney Boyle (16) 41; 3, Damien Martin (23) 40.

Ladies competition - 1, break of tie, Joan Hegarty (27) 32 points; 2, Anne Bonner (31) 32; 3, Colette Campbell (22) 32.

Team prize - Brendan Price, Mike Price, Sean O’Kane and Anne Bonner, 101 points; 2, Ryan Doherty, Noel Faulkner, Barry Nicholas and Shaun Gillespie, 97; 3, Paul Wallace, Des Henry, Brian Doherty and Ciaran O’Neill, 95.

Results from Sunday’s Singles Stableford - 1, Shaun Doherty (20) 43 points; 2, Paddy Ferguson (10) 40; 3, Eddie McIntyre (9) 37; gross, Jason McLaughlin; front nine, Neil Harkin, 23; back nine, Willie O’Donnell, 20.

This weekend sees a Ladies & Gents Open Stableford tomorrow (Sat.) with the Smithwick’s Cup up for grabs on Sunday. A Ladies & Gents Open Stableford has also been organised for Bank Holiday Monday, May 6th.

Bank Holiday on Monday.

Barry’s Maiden Victory

at Buncrana

Barry Dillon claimed the annual Declan Coughlan Memorial Open Stroke at Buncrana last weekend, the event enjoying a superb turnout over the weekend.

With the course in excellent condition, good scoring was the order of the day and 23 handicapper, Barry Dillon, took full advantage when posting a superb score of 55 nett.

Full results were - Declan Coughlan Memorial Open Stroke - 1, Barry Dillon (23) 55 nett; 2, Henry McDaid (18) 56; gross, break of tie, Damien Doherty (9) 68; 3, break of tie, Hugh Doherty (C) (8) 60; best day, break of tie, Robert Callaghan (17) 61; back nine, Brian Grant (10) 28; visitor, Michael Fitzpatrick (11), North-West, 64.

This weekend’s competition, which will be played over tomorrow, Sunday, May 5th and Monday, May 6th, is an Open Stableford fund-raiser in aid of the Gael Scoil, Buncrana.

A new “Find the Joker” fund raising-effort is up and running again with the jackpot already at E1,000. There will also be an opportunity to win two extra prizes of E100 if the joker is not found. Lines cost E2 each and the committee would appreciate it if members would buy a line or even help with the sale of a card.

Results From Ballyliffin

Sunday last, April 28th - Fourball Better Ball - 1, Paul McLaughlin (10) & Christy Nelson, 44 points; 2, John Gibbons (8) & James Carr (18) 43; 3, Philip Farren (14) & Liam Barron (15) 40.

Saturday, April 27th - Saturday Open Stableford - 1, Michael Deeney (19) 42 points; 2, Tim Devine (10) 40; 3, Des kemmy (6) 40; gross, Brendan Devlin (2) 33; 4, Eric Gilroy (11) 40.

Friday, April 26th - Members nine holes Scramble - 1, P Devlin, J McDaid, P Logue, J Gill, 25.2 nett; 2, H McEleney, E Sweeney, G McEleney, A McElhinney, 25.3; 3, J Gibbons, R Toland, P Toland, K Doherty, 27.2.

Wednesday Society, April 24th - 1, Paid Sweeney, 41 points; 2, Patsy Toland, 40; 3, Pierce Moore, 38.

“Twos” were carded by the following - Patsy Toland, Jim Brown, Eamon O’Donnell and Robert McCool.

Ladies results - Sunday, April 28th, nine holes confined - 1, 0-18 - 1, Anna Doherty, 16 points; 2, Roisin Rooney, 16; 19-28 - 1, Brege Boyle, 18; 2, Marian McEleney, 15; 29-36 - 1, Bridget McGonigle 14; 2, Pauline Madden, 13.

Tuesday, April 23rd - Ladies 18 Hole Stroke Medal - 1, Joan Doherty, 71 nett; 2, Mary Hackett, 74; 3, Roisin Rooney, 74.

The Closing Date for all Club Matchplay entries is this Sunday, May 5th.

Forthcoming fixtures - Today (Friday) and every Friday, members nine holes Scramble from 5.00 p.m.; tomorrow (Sat.), Member & Guest Day on the Old Links plus Ladies & Gents Open on Glashedy; Sunday, May 5th, Confined Stableford on Old Links.

News From Portsalon

Portsalon will host a Gents’ Open Stableford tomorrow (Sat.) with the Brian McCormick Sports Open to take place this Sunday. And on Bank Holiday Monday another Open Stableford will be on offer.

Timesheets are in operation for all competitions, ring 0749159459 or go online to portsalongolfclub.com

Meanwhile, results from last Sunday’s confined stableford - 1, Gerry McBride (28) 65 nett; 2, Kevin McFadden (19) 70; gross, Johnny Shields (6) 77.

Results from last Saturday’s Open Stableford - 1, Joe Hensey (13) 39 points; 2, Ryan McGettigan (5) 39; gross, break of tie, Diarmuid Logue (5) 32; 3, break of tie, Jimmy Chawlke (17), Skerries, 38.

Wednesday Open results - April 24th - Eamon McConigley (6) 37 points; 2, John McGettigan (17) 37; gross, Paddy Sheridan (8) 26; 3, John Birney (26) 37.

The C.S.S. was 36 pts.