After the excitement of Presidents Day activities it was back to basics and no where better to start than with team events. First out last week was John Fitzgerald’s minor league team who travelled to Buncrana for the first leg of the Donegal minor league final.
The Portsalon team put in a magnificent performance and left the Innishowen capital with three matches to Buncrana’s two matches. The return leg is scheduled for 15th September.
In the Donegal Senior Scratch League Portsalon under the direction of Andy Boland entertained Ballyliffen in the return leg of semi-final match.
The Portsalon team having obtained four matches to Ballyliffen’s three matches in the first leg still had it all to do. The battling Balyliffen men battled back having been behind in the early stages recorded wins on the opening two matches with wins against D P Logue and Simon Stephens, before Portsalon got off the mark. Wins by Pascal Cullen, Connor Connoly, Stephen Connoly and Paul Shields. The final match saw John Shields all square after seventeen and the match was called in and the Portsalon team advance to their first Senior Scratch League final.
The final will be contested between Portsalon and our neighbours Rosapenna. In the Donegal League Noel Mc Cormick’s quest for glory ended as he led his team out in the return leg of the semi-final match at Ballybofey. From the first leg at Portsalon the Ballybofey men left with two matches and the return was always going to be difficult. Added to the difficulty was the scheduling of the senior match on the same day left team captain Noel with a few selection problems.
With Cathal Canning and Eamon Mc Conigley winning their match and Shaun Shields and Tony Kingston one up with two to play the match was called in and Ballybofey advance to the final having won on holes up The club captain Joe Harkin thanked the team captain Noel Mc Cormick and all who represented Portsalon golf club during this season’s campaign.
Mulroy Winter Links
Its back, over the winter months the popular Mulroy Links Competition will be re-introduced. Following a brief lapse the Mulroy Links will be staged over two of the major golfing links courses in the North Wests Rosapenna and Portsalon Golf Courses. The competition will be staged at alternative dates on either Rosapenna and Portsalon courses. The Mulroy Links is an open competition with the usual prizes on offer. The event will tee off on Saturday 28th September at Portsalon Golf Club. As this event will attract a large turnout from members and visitors a time sheet will be in operation on each course for each event. Further details of dates for the Mulroy Links will be published later. Both members of Rosapenna, Portsalon and visitors should note that if you unable to play on the day please ensure that your name is removed for the time sheet, thus allowing someone else a place in this prestigious event. So make sure that you do not miss out on this new and exciting golfing event over the winter months for further details contact Rosapenna Golf Club at 0749155000 or Portsalon Golf Club 07491 59459
The winner of the open competition played on Wednesday 21st August was Donal McCafferty (13) 37 points, Runner Up: Michael McFadden (21) 35 points B.O.T Gross: Justin Green (14) 24 points B.O.T Third: Ray Kennedy (28) 35 points. The CSS was 34 points. On Saturday 24th the winner of the open competition was Giles Kilpatrick (17) 41 points, Runner Up: Sean Gibson (18) 40 points Gross: Shaun Kelly (6) 26 points Third: David Deeney (13) 38 points B.O.T. The CSS was 36 points. On Sunday 25th the winner of the members competition was Davey McLaughlin (17) 64 nett Runner Up: Michael Shiels (F) (15) 66 nett Gross: Shaun Kelly (6) 79 Gross. The CSS was 71
One of the onerous tasks bestowed on the vice captain is to organise the captains outing. The vice captain Dermot Boyce has this year arrange a remarkable golfing feast with golf to take place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 2013. The event will be staged at our twinned partner Headford Golf Course Kells Co Meath .With hotel accommodation arranged at the Headford Arms Hotel one night bed & breakfast and one evening meal and lunch on Sunday. Golf has been arranged on the Old course on Saturday and on the new course on Sunday.The all in price for accommodation and golf is €100. As places are limited and the list is filling up for further details contact the clubhouse on 0749259459 or contact the vice captain Dermot Boyce. Please forward your name and deposit of €50 to either Dermot Boyce or to the office staff. Remember if no deposit is paid there will be no reservation made.
On Saturday 31st there is an open gents stableford competition and on Sunday 1st September it’s a members competition. On Wednesday 4th September an 18 hole open gents competition A time sheet is in operation for all competitions contact 0749159459 or go online to portsalongolfclub.com.
Calling all past captains of Portsalon golf club, the prestigious J J Wall Past Captain’s cup will be staged at Portsalon Golf Club on Saturday 31st August and the first tee is reserved for the past captains from 12.20 p.m. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions contact 0749159459.
A New Look for Portsalon Golf Shop
Members and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club will see the major upgrade which has taken place to the club shop area, The new layout has a much needed shop where both members and visitors can purchase many golf requirements not forgetting the Portsalon Continuing Story. It may also be the place to purchase the next birthday present or just the perfect gift for your golfing partner.
On Line Booking
Members and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.com