Donegal Boys Championship 2014
The annual Donegal Boys Championship was held in Dunfanaghy Golf Club on Saturday 19th July. After a long absence, the Donegal Boys was reignited last year by Dunfanaghy’s resident PGA professional Seamus Mc Monagle. The championship was kindly sponsored by Mick McGinley of Sigma Wireless.
Young hopefuls came from far and wide to compete in the championship, resulting in an exceptionally high standard of golf. Last year’s champion Cian McGarvey (Cloughaneely) was beaten on break of tie for the overall championship by Jack Patton (Letterkenny). Both players finished with gross scores of 72. Jack’s back nine total of one under par was helped with an eagle on the tenth hole to secure the prestigious title.
The under 16 category was very much a family affair, as brothers James and Niall McCormick (Dunfanaghy) battled all the way to the final hole for the title. At the end, Niall won on break of tie from James, both with gross scores of 79.
The under 14 category was won by Paul Doherty (Cloughaneely) on break of tie from Cian Harkin (Letterkenny) with excellent gross scores of 76. It was a wonderful victory for Paul, as Cian was favoured by many for the title.
The under twelve category was won by Jamie O’Doherty (Gweedore), the under 10 category won by James Sweeney (Dunfanaghy), the under 9 category won by Rory Kelly (Dunfanaghy) and the under 8 category won by Scott Gray (Dunfanaghy).
Junior golf in Donegal is on the rise thanks to the hard work of Dunfanaghy’s Seamus Mc Monagle. Seamus’ junior coaching academy is rising from strength to strength, this was made evident this year when five of Seamus’ students qualified for the World Boy’s Final in Scotland. Junior golf in Donegal is very much in safe hands.
During the presentation, Seamus thanked Mick McGinley for this kind sponsorship and Dunfanaghy Golf Club for hosting the championship. Organising has already began for the 2015 championship, which will hopefully be even bigger!
1st Scott Gray 85
1st Rory Kelly 81
6th Johnny Lambe 81
5th Eoin Bonar 66
4th Tiernan Doherty 63 BOT
2nd Padraig Doherty 53
1st James Sweeney 51
6th Sean Doherty 55
5th Luke Kelly 54
4th Carlos O’Reilly 53
3rd Aidan Walsh 53 BOT
2nd Conor Hanna 49
1st Jamie O’Doherty
3rd DJ McLaughlin 83 3rd Ryan Griffin 65
2nd Cian Harkin 76 2nd Eoin Flannagan 65 BOT
1st Paul Doherty 3rd Ronan Gallagher 60
3rd Charles Gallen 85 3rd Evan Dunleavey 75
2nd James McCormick 79 2nd Rourke Griffin 67
1st Niall McCormick 79 3rd Max McGreevey 64
3rd Christopher Duffy 72 3rd Seosamh Gallagher 74
2nd Cian McGarvey 72 BOT 2nd Antoin McConville 74
1st Jack Patton 72 BOT 3rd Odhran Davis 71