Ballyliffin to host 2016 Boys Home Internationals

Ballyliffin Golf Course will host the Boys Home International this August.
Ballyliffin Golf Course will host the Boys Home International this August.

BALLYLIFFIN Golf Club has received a significant boost after being chosen to host the 2016 Boys Home Internationals on its Glashedy Links next August.

The staging of the round robin international series from Tuesday, August 2nd to Thursday, August 4th will no doubt raise the award-winning Inishowen club’s international profile as each of the four home countries play against each other.

The matches comprise of five morning foursomes followed by 10 afternoon singles.

Recent results from Ballyliffin were as follows: 21-02-16 - Sunday Confined; 1, Kevin McLaughlin (12) 38pts; 2, Hugh McEleney (14) 36; Gross, Liam Doherty (8) 25; 3, Tommy Logue (12) 36; CSS, N/Q.

19-02-16 - Friday Open; 1, Brendan Murphy (8) 31pts; 2, Christopher Wilson (5) 29; CSS, N/Q.

17-02-16 - Wednesday results; 1, John Moore 42pts; 2, Alo Tully 41; 3, Norman Bates 38.

Meanwhile, the Friday Open, played in unfavourable weather conditions, was won by eight handicapper, Brendan Murphy with 31 points. Runner-up was Christopher Wilson (5) with 29pts.

The Saturday open for the second time in three weeks had to be postponed because of bad weather.

The Sunday Confined went ahead on a stormy wet day and the afternoon regulars got the best of the weather with three of the four prizes coming later in the day.

Coming out on top was Kevin McLaughlin with 38pts Two steady nines with 19pts on each was enough to see him home.

Results - 1, Kevin McLaughlin 38pts; 2, b.o.t, Hugh McEleney 36; 3, Tommy Logue 36’ Gross, Liam Doherty 25.

The Wednesday Society enjoyed reasonable weather for the latest outing. Wednesday regular John Moore topped the board with 42pts - his second win in three weeks!

Results - 1, John Moore 42pts; 2, Alo Tully 41; 3, Norman Bates 38.

Forthcoming events and fixtures - Today (Friday); Open competition on The Old Links (Visitors only €30pp); Tomorrow (Sat); Open Competition on Glashedy Links; Sunday - Members Confined Glashedy No. 9 on both Links. Weekly Friday and Saturday Opens only €30 p/p.

Donegal Links Classic will be played on Monday, May 30th to Wednesday, June 1st; Great North Links Challenge is scheduled for October 12th, 13th and 14th.

North West Golf Club

With the inclement weather decimating the weekly calendar, only the Thursday Society and the Sunday Society events went ahead last week at North West Golf Club.

Thursday Society results from February 18th - 1, Bosco Reid (14) 31pts; 2, Patrick McDermott (24) 30; 3, John McCallion (21) 29.

Robbie McFadden started his Sunday Society round meekly with a point at each of his first two holes but then recovered his first nine with a total of 18 points. This was followed by a scintillating two over gross back nine for 22 points which just managed to beat Stewart McGinlay on a countback. Indeed Stewart must be wondering what it will take for him to record a win at North West as his 1 under gross of 69 and 40 points would normally take the top prize!

Results - 1, b.o.t, Robbie McFadden (13) 40pts; 2, Stewart McGinlay (3) 40; Gross, b.o.t, Sean Bridge 78; 3, Gary McLaughlin (11) 37; Back-9, Joe Rahim (16) 21.

City of Derry Sunday Society

On a wet and windy Prehen Course, Paul Concannon was victor in this week’s Sunday Society with 35 points over 15 holes, one ahead of David Spence.

Full results were - 1, P. Concannon 35pts; 2, D. Spence 34; 3, F. Young 33; 4, B. Duffy 33; 5, A. McFaul 33; 6, J. Desmond 32.