Margaret Claims Captain’s Prize

Mrs. Helen Quigley, Lady Captain at North-West Golf Club pictured with her prizewinners following last Saturday's Lady Captain's Day at Lisfannon. Photograph: EILEEN MOYNE
Mrs. Helen Quigley, Lady Captain at North-West Golf Club pictured with her prizewinners following last Saturday's Lady Captain's Day at Lisfannon. Photograph: EILEEN MOYNE

MARGARET McLaren continued her recent rich vein of good form when claiming her first Lady Captain’s Prize at North-West on Saturday last.

Having impressed throughout this season, the popular Lisfannon member held a one point advantage over the large chasing pack.

For the club’s leading lady official, Mrs. Helen Quigley, it was a hugely successful day with the North-West course in pristine condition and the fairways particularly busy with players going out from early morning until well into the afternoon.

As usual a large crowd celebrated with Helen and her family into the small hours, rounding off what was an excellent day.

Full results were - Helen Quigley’s Lady Captain’s Day - 1, Margaret McLaren, 36 points; 2, break of tie, Mary McGeough, 35; 3, Rita Harvey, 35; 4, Kathleen Lynch 34.

Category 1, Roisín Timoney, 34; Category 2, Michelle O’Sullivan, 34; Category 3 Phyl O’Donnell, 32.

Front nine, Deirdre Britton; back nine, Bernie Barr; committee prize, Maureen Cassidy; past captain, Augusta Neff; nearest the pin, Muireanna Friel; longest drive, Marian Scheel; visiting Lady Captain, Evelyn Smith, Buncrana.

Meanwhile, the Lady Captain’s Prize to the gents’ branch was also well supported with over 70 cards being taken out on the day.

In the end, Joe Rahim (24), dispite triple bogeys at the first and 12th holes amassed a superb score of 43 points.

Full results - Lady Captain’s Prize to gents - 1, Joe Rahim (24) 43 points; 2, Hugh Doherty (18) 41; 3, Danny McNally (10) 40; front nine, Tony McElhinney, 22; back nine, John McGinley, 22; visitors - 1, Frank McClintock (13) 41; 2, Alfie Henigmen (5) 37. Society visitors prizewinners - 1, Declan Wilson (24) 45; 2, Kevin Wilson (15) 37; veteran, Dan Campbell.

Juvenile prizewinners - 1, Ciaran Bradley (24) 46 pts.; 2, Darragh McDermott (13) 44; front nine, Lee Gallagher, 21; back nine, Kyle Devlin, 22.

Redcastle Ladies

Results for nine holes Social Evening competition which was staged on Monday last, July 29th at Redcastle - 1, Jennie Flanagan; 2, Una Smyth; 3, Gena Porter.

Next Monday’s competition is a club confined Stroke event. Please note change in draw times - 10.00 a.m., 5.00 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. sharp.

Strabane Ladies

Strabane Ladies’ Members Cup was badly affected by the weather last week with heavy downpours during the early afternoon suspending play for a time. But when the golf did resume it was Anne Sharkey (20) who took top honours with a nett 67 score.

Full results were - 1, Anne Sharkey (20) 67 nett; Category 1, Bernie O’Kane (18) 71; Category 2, Olive Reid (26) 72.

Last Wednesday’s Mixed Foursomes event was won by Lady President, Mary Duffy and Patsy Rouse with Margaret and Nicky Wolfe the runners up..

Buncrana Ladies

Recent results from Buncrana Ladies Branch - Friday, July 12th - 18 holes Stableford - 1, Carol McDaid (28) 39 points; 2, Margaret Mc Colgan (15) 35; 3, Moya J. O’Doherty (27) 33; best 34+ handciapper, Celine Mc Ivor.

Results from Friday last, July 26th - 18 holes Stroke - 1, Margaret Mc Colgan, 65 nett; 2, Marian Simpson, 70; back nine, Evelyn Smith, 31; best 34 handicapper best 34+ handicapper, Angela Leonard.

Latest “20’s” competitions (nine holes) - No. 165 - break of tie, Pat Kyle (27) 22 pts.; No. 166 - Carol Mc Daid (28) 23 pts.

Lady members are reminded that they will be playing for Mr. President’s Prize to the Ladies Branch on Friday next, August 9th August.

All ladies taking part are asked to register their names in the book in order to facilitate the draw.


Results from City of Derry Ladies Branch - Tuesday, July 30th - Victory Cup Singles Stableford - 1, Marie Clifford (24) 37 points; 2, break of tie, Catherine McCanny (9) 35; 3, Brenda Chauhan(16) 35.

Next week’s competition is the Lady Captain’s Charity Open competition in support of the M.S. Society.

To enter please telephone 028-71-346369.


Letterkenny’s Miele team, under the captaincy of Kay Kelly, lost out in the regional semi-finals to County Sligo.

Meanwhile, Century Cinemas sponsored the recent Open which was well supported.

Results were - 1, Veronica McAteer, 41 points; 2, Ruth Daly, 40; 3, Mary McBride, 38; gross, Marian O’Sullivan; front nine, Rena O’Herlihy, 21; back nine, Tracy Spence , 21; visitor, Mairead Harkin 34.

The Lady Captain’s outing will take place to Ballyliffin Golf Club at the end of this month and details have been posted on the notice board in the locker room.

Lady Captain Sandra McMonagle’s week of competitions commences on Tuesday next, 6th August.

Ballyliffin Ladies

Recent results from Ballyliffin Ladies Branch - Sunday last, July 28th - Ladies & Gents Open Stableford - 1, John Cree (13) 37 points; 2, Theresa McLaughlin (24) 26; 3, Ward Farrell (7) 35; 4, Alexis Davidson (19) 35.

The C.S.S. 72.

Tuesday, July 23rd - Ladies Clonmany Cup - 1, Fodhla Glover, 38 points; 2, Breige Doherty, 36; gross, Margaret Doherty ‘O,’ 22; back nine, Agnes Logue, 20.