Maybe inspired by the Irish Open in Ballyliffin, the Carndonagh boys lifted the Derryveagh Crystal Donegal School’s Golf Championship in glorious sunshine in Dunfanaghy golf course.
Pat Swaine, the director of Derryveragh Crystal, has sponsored the event now for 28 years and all the schools, teachers and students would like to acknowledge his great support.
Dunfanaghy Golf Club have also hosted the Final on so many times and the condition of the course was great with the hospitality in the Clubhouse made it a great day for all.
On the playing field it was the Carn boys led by DJ McGeoghan off 7 handicap who scored a solid 37 points to set the boys on their way. He was backed up by Ryan Collins (15) on 35 points, Martin O’Connor (15), 35 points and Oisin McGonigle (11) 34 points. The team finished on 141 points.
St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar finished in second place on 136 points with best scorer Thomas McMenamin (10) finishing on 38 points who also won second place in the individual section.
Sean Mc Bride (8) played well on 36 points as did Michael Curran and John Moore.
The individual section was won by Ciaran Bradley (Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana) with a great score of 38 points, playing off 3 handicap winning on a break of tie over Thomas McMenamin (10) (St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar) 38 points.
In third place Cian Harkin (1) (Milford Community School) 36 points and in fourth place Kevin Mc Garvey (Rosses C.S.) on 35 points.
Other Schools who played in the Final were: Pobailscoil Ghaothdobhair, St. Eunan’s College, Abbey V.S., Scoil Mhuire, Rosses C.S., Milford Community School and Crana College also performed to a high standard but were just outside the winners.