Ballyliffin “Drive-In” Next Saturday

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

BALLYLIFFIN’S official “Captains’ Drive-In” will tee-off tomorrow week, (Saturday, February 23rd), when the club’s Captains and Presidents will officially open the 2013 competitive season.

A large timesheet will support the event and all those taking part in the annual Scramble are advised to arrive at the club in good time to ensure the smooth running of the competition.

Club Captain Seamus Mallon, Lady Captain, Roisin Sheriffs, President, Frank Logue and Lady President, Ann McNicholl will tee off at 10.16 a.m.

The full timesheet is as follows - 7.30 a.m., Joe Sheridan, Michael Doherty (D), Vivian McLaughlin and Patsy Devlin; 7.40, Gerry Redden, Tommy Logue, Norman Bates, Philip Deeney.

8.00 a.m., Martin Harkin, Kathleen McKeague, Kevin Downey (B), Liam Barron; 8.08, Jim Porter, David McKeague, N. J. Duffy, Christy Friel; 8.16, Charlie Donaghey, Mickey McDermott, Ryan Doherty; 8.24, Mick McGonagle, Paul McLaughlin (R), John Friel; 8.32, Noel Quigley, Tom Doherty (B), Carl Desmond, Tony Concannon; 8.40, Barry Desmond, Paul Houten, Don Concannon, Paul O’Donoghue; 8.48, Tom Leonard, Bryan Northey, Henry McGee, Mike Moriarty; 8.56, Marc Desmond, David McLaughlin, Jim Spencer, Jack McFarland.

9.04, Sean McKillop, Louis Walsh, Suzanna Moore, Steven Harkin; 9.12, John Moore, Martin O’Connor, Pat Harkin, Sean Harley; 9.20, Lucia Mullan, Gabriel McCafferty, Shaun Collins, Pascal Mooney; 9.28, Cathy McGeoghegan, Gerry Mullan, Liam McLaughlin, Tony Gill; 9.36, Sadie Grant, Eamon O’Donnell, Martin Boyle, John Gill; 9.44, Geraldine Mullan, Neil Grant, Tony Crowley, Seamus Gordon; 9.52, Breige Boyle, Eamon McHugh, Paddy McGeoghegan, Denis McLaughlin.

10.00 a.m., Pauline Madden, Ita McHugh, Daragh McLaughlin (G), Gary McGeoghegan; 10.16, Captains and Presidents; 10.24, Nuala Mallon, Garrett Mallon, John Farren, Paddy Logue; 10.32, Josephine Morris, John McGeoghegan, Kealin Mallon, S. McConalogue; 10.40, Margaret Doherty (O), Des Kemmy, Keith Marston, Paddy McDermott; 10.48, Mary Hackett, Cecil Doherty, Seamus Mallon (jnr.), Philip Farren; 10.56, Agnes Logue, Pat Morris, Dermod Rooney, Neil Fox.

11.04, Lisa Glover, Oliver Gilmore, John Kelly, Robert McCool; 11.12, Aine McElhinney, Patrick McConologue, Paid Sweeney, Maurice Brennan; 11.20, Marian McConologue, Phelim Davenport, Seamus Kernan, John Gough; 11.28, Rita McCrossan, Eugene O’Sullivan, Niall McLaughlin, Patsy Doherty; 1136, Geraldine Mullan, Ellen Nelson, Danny McCarron, Phelim O’Neill; 11.44, Marie Gough, Hugo Boyce, Liam Cregan, Virginia Byrne; 11.52, Sadie Grant (PN), Michael Doherty (C), B McLaughlin (H), Liam Doherty (T).

12.00 noon, Kathleen McEleney, Liam Doherty (W), Jackie McGeoghan, Frank Harkin; 12.08 p.m., Mary McGonagle, Denis Doherty (T), Brendan Farrell, Colm O’Kane; 12.16, Theresa McLaughlin, PN Grant, Danny McGonagle, Shaun O’Donnell; 12.24, Ann Friel, Hugh McEleney, John Doherty (W), Chris Dillon; 12.32, Marie Durso, Gerard Friel, Denis Doherty, Molly McCloskey; 12.40, Mary McGeoghan, Philip Quigley, Paddy O’Donnell, Johnny McEleney; 12.48, Margaret Andrews, Eamon Sweeney (C), Paddy Monagle, Andy McGonagle; 12.56, Maire Mullan, Conor Kelly, Charlie Gibbons, Declan McCarron.

1.04, Muireanna Friel, Kevin McGonagle, Joe Doherty, (D) Donal Carey; 1.12, Breige Doherty, Noeleen Gordon, Philip Laird, Maurice Friel; 1.20, Bernie McCarron, Tony Gibbons, Seamus Doherty.

Competition Cancelled

at Greencastle

Last weekend’s competitions at Greencsatle were affected by the constant rain with no event taking place on Sunday.

However, Saturday’s competition enjoyed a good entry and the scoring was impressive.

John Quigley (16) won the gent’s competition with 37 points over the 15 holes in play, which represented seven under his handicap for his round, a superb performance. He had a birdie at the 11th hole and six pars.

Runner up, Denis Canavan (15), also performed extremely well returning 36 points.

In the ladies competition, Eileen Farren (29) won with 31 points. She played the par three holes very well, collecting 14 points over the five that were in play.

Tomorrow (Sat.) a Ladies and Gents Confined Stableford has been organised with a Singles Stableford on Sunday.

Tomorrow week, Saturday. February 23rd, the Donegal & Friends Ladies Winter Alliance have booked the course from 9.00 a.m. until 12.00 noon.

Entries are now being taken for the club’s matchplay competitions. Entry forms have been posted on the notice board, and the draw will take place after the Captain’s Drive-In which is scheduled for March 18th.

Christopher Wins on


Last Saturday’s Confined Sweep was played in good conditions and it was Christopher Hegarty (18) who came out on top with a fine score of 41points.

Christopher played some great golf to shoot 20 points on the front nine and he backed that up with a further 21 on the way home and that was enough to see him home with a break of tie victory over Sean Murphy (16). Terry Meenan (9) finished in third spot with 39 pts.n 3rd on 39.

Meanwhile in last Sunday’s Sweep, Jason Spence (5) produced the goods when winning in fine style.

Jason returned a superb score of 39 points despite the tough conditions.

He finished three points clear of his nearest rival.

Tomorrow’s competition at Lisfannon is an Open Meal Deal event while on Sunday a Confined Stableford is on offer to North-West members.

Weather curtails

Competitions at Prehen

Last weekend’s Ball Sweep at City of Derry was played over nine holes on Saturday due to weather constraints.

However, Robin McClay (10) recorded his third win in four outings, scoring 23 points for a break of tie victory over Jim McGeady (14).

Robin’s performance has merited the attention of the Handicap Convener and a possible adjustment may be made to his handicap reflecting his outstanding performances over the last two months.

No play was possible in last week’s Thursday Society or Sunday Society competitions due to the inclement weather.