Congratulations to the Rosapenna Irish Mixed Foursomes team who beat Carnalea Golf Club 4-1 at Killymoon G.C last Wednesday the in the Ulster Semi Final.
We now face Mannan Castle G.C in the Ulster Final which will take place at 3.00pm next Friday the 31st of August at Omagh Golf Club. Best of luck to the team and all the panel involved. Travelling support would be welcome.
Commiserations to our Irish Senior Cup team who were narrowly beaten in the Ulster Semi Final by Warrenpoint last Sunday at Portstewart Golf Club. Enda Kennedy defeated former Walker Cup player Paddy Gribben 6&5 and Frank Casey Jnr beat Steven Coulter 2&1 out numbers 3 & 4.
The 2nd & 5th matches both lost to leave the tie at 2-2 with the first match still going with Patrick Kennedy coming back from four holes down with five holes to play against Ulster inter provincial player Colm Campbell to finish level after 18 to go down tie holes.
Patrick drove first on the tie hole with his tee shot moving right slightly on the wind and he was unlucky to find a bad lie in the light right hand rough, Campbell hit the fairway from the tee.
Patricks approach came up short of the green to where he would pitch to 12 feet. Campbell hit his approach to 20 and two putted for his par 4. Patrick’s par effort just slipped past and Warrenpoint won the tie 3-2. They went on to play Moyola Park in the Ulster Final after lunch where they also won 3-2 with Colm Campbell again winning his match on the first tie hole.
Warrenpoint had a strong following with over 40 supporters on the day. Many thanks to the five Rosapenna players who took part and the effort made with practice rounds and to the two caddies who joined them in the Ulster semi final on Sunday.
Good luck to the Rosapenna Senior Scratch Matchplay team who play Strabane G.C away this Friday the 24th at 4.00pm in the county final first leg. Travelling support is welcome.
Rosapenna Open Week continued last week with thE results as follows:
Gents 18 holes Singles stableford sponsored by Donegal Sports & Golf Centre.
1st Michael Treanor 22 with 37 pts
2nd Michael McDermott 18 with 33 pts
Gross Jordan Graham 3 with 24 pts
3rd Brendan Curran 10 with 32 pts bot
Visitor Shane Collins 14 with 32 pts bot
1st Nine Brian Wallace 8 with 17 pts bot
2nd Nine Finbar Fay 10 with 20 pts
Thursday 16th – Mixed Foursomes sponsored by Cassidy Concrete.
1st Gearldine Hughes & Paul Hughes with 64 nett
2nd Geraldine Metherell & Marty Carlin with 64.5 nett
Gross Terri McBride & Raymond Nadine with 77 gross
3rd Mary Devlin & Louis Boyce with 65 nett
Visitor Ida McDermott & Michael McDermott with 69.5 nett
1st Nine Ann Currie & Brian Currie with 31.25 nett
2nd Nine Paula Casserly & Matthew Coyle with 30.25 nett
Friday 17th – Gents 18 hole singles stroke sponsored
by Derryveagh Crystal.
1st Peter Smyth 12 with 66 nett
2nd Shane Sweeney 12 with 68 nett
Gross Enda Kennedy +1 with 71 gross
3rd Jody McHugh 14 with 69 nett bot
Visitor Raymond Nadine 3 with 71 nett
1st Nine Matthew McFadden 18 with 32 nett
2nd Nine Aidan Friel 10 with 33 nett bot
Saturday 18th – Ladies four ball better ball stableford
sponsored by North West Hearing, Letterkenny.
1st A Currie & K Boyce with 42 pts
2nd E Magill & L Dooey with 40 pts bot
3rd A Lenny & R McCormick with 40 pts
4th M Toal & D O’Toole with 39 pts
Saturday 18th – Gents four ball better ball stableford
sponsored by the Ulster Bank.
1st Brian Boyce & Barry Connor with 44 pts
2nd Marty Carlin & Pat Boyce with 42 pts
Gross Paul Hughes & Raymond Doody with 33 pts bot
3rd Kieran Logue & John Casey with 41 pts bot
Visitor Brian Herraghty & Martin Herraghty with 38 pts
1st Nine Frank Bradley & Michael Brown with 24 pts
2nd Nine Brian Curran & Liam Cashman with 23 pts.
Sunday 19th – Gents 18 hole singles stableford sponsored
by The Harbour Bar & Rosguill Holiday Park.
1st Cathal Toland 12 with 41 pts
2nd Michael McBride 12 with 38 pts
Gross Michael Brown 7 with 28 pts bot
3rd Denis Harkin 12 with 37 pts bot
Visitor James Duffy 19 with 37 pts
1st Nine Denis McBride 10 with 23 pts
2nd Nine Columba Boyce 17 with 21 pts bot.
Many thanks to the Open Week sponsors who support
the week year after year to make it such a success including-
Ulster Bank, The Harbour Bar, Derryveagh Crystal, Donegal
Sports & Golf Centre, Cassidy Concrete, AIB, Rosguill Holiday Park,
Boyces Centra, McBrides of Cranford, McBride Fishing,
Jordan Holdings and North-West Hearing.
The numbers were up again on the previous year
thanks mainly to the fine weather all week.
Both links courses were in great condition with very positive
feedback coming from all the visitors who played here
from all over the country last week.
The Open Catherwood Mixed Foursomes competition
scheduled for this Saturday the 25th has been postponed
due to the Donegal Match in Dublin and will now be played
on Saturday the 15th of September over the Old Tom Morris Links.
The Pavilion Restaurant is open Friday, Saturday
& Sunday with our new menu served from 5.30-8.15pm.
Contact 074-915-5000 for reservations.
PGA Professional Noel Callan is available for lessons at the Rosapenna Practice Ground
by appointment, all enquires can be made by contacting Noel directly on 0044-7789-157654.
The Practice Ground is open seven days with the ball dispenser in operation and new super range golf balls in use.
The members & committee of Rosapenna Golf Club would like to
extend their deepest sympathy to the McIlwaine family on the passing
of Sammy McIlwaine who was a past Captain, Secretary and President of
Rosapenna Golf Club. May he rest in peace.