MRS MARY Flynn held her Lady Captain’s Day at Portsalon on Saturday afternoon and in spite of some hefty rain showers, there was a great turn out of lady members and visitors, producing some exceptional scores.
Lady Captain Mary laid on a wonderful array of prizes as well as a fabulous day’s hospitality.
A momentous day for winner Sally Donlon who completed a rarely-achieved Captain’s Prize double, having also taken top spot a few weeks ago on Pat O’Neill’s big day. Sally has made a fantastic return to golf after a long break from injury and family commitments.
Sally now has two ‘Majors’ on her fledging CV – no mean feat – after carding an exceptional tally of 43 points.
Special mention also to runner-up Claire McGonagle who ensured the leaderboard had a very familiar look by carding 40 points playing off 6 to take second spot behind Sally, just as she did in Mr Captain’s prize for the Ladies on 26th July.
Sally gave an eloquent acceptance speech in English and Gaeilge, saying how proud she was to win such a special prize, an original watercolour of Portsalon’s second hole.
Mrs Mary Flynn’s Lady Captain’s Day – Saturday 10th August Results
Winner: Sally Donlon (33) – 43pts
Runner-up: Claire McGonagle (6) – 40pts
Gross: Deirdre O’Toole (14) – 23 gross pts
Third: Monica McGettigan (23) – 39pts
Fourth: Deirdre Hensey (20) – 37pts BOT
Fifith: Geraldine Hickland (25) – 37pts
Sixth: Sarah Nicholl (16) – 36pts
Past Captain’s: Karen McGlinchey (23) – 33pts BOT
Committee: Roseanne Logue (17) – 35pts
First Nine: Noreen McConigley (23) – 19pts BOT
Second Nine: Anne Speedie (24) – 18pts BOT
Nearest the Pin: Sarah Nicholl
Longest Drive: Claire McGonagle
Winner: Celine Markey (19, Letterkenny) – 38pts
Runner-up: Angela Bradley (11, Letterkenny) – 37pts
Lady Captain’s Prize for the Gents – Saturday 10th August
Winner: Pauric Dunleavy (6) – 33 pts BOT
Runner-up: Sean Forbes (7) – 33 pts BOT
Gross: Liam Campbell (8) – 26 gross pts
Third: Noel Fisher (14) – 33 pts
First Nine: Patrick McBride – 21 pts
Second Nine: Noel Nicholl – 20 pts
Portsalon Golf Club’s Junior Cup team lost out to a strong Malone GC side in the Ulster semi-final last Saturday afternoon at Omagh Golf Club.
This was the second year running that team captain Joe Coyle led his men to a provincial semi-final but, this time, the cards didn’t fall their way.
Heavy rain ensured the Omagh course had softened significantly from the practice day on Thursday until match day.
Captain Joe put a Portsalon point on the board but it wasn’t enough as Malone grabbed their three points to ensure victory, despite some tight matches.
Well done to team members on the day Stephen Connolly, Ryan McGettigan, DP Logue and Eamon McDermott – as well as all those that played, caddied and contributed through the year.
Better news on Sunday afternoon for Cathal Canning and his Donegal League troops. They went to Ballyliffin GC for a semi-final first leg and shared the spoils with the home side, 2.5 matches each. A fine effort in Inishowen as Stephen Connolly and Eamonn McConigley grabbed match one on the 18th green while team captain Cathal was spurred on by playing partner Mark Howard banking back-to-back birdies on the 16th and 17th holes to take match two.
Another half-point came via Odhran McGowan and Patrick McDevitt in match five, as they won the 18th hole to sneak a half match. All to play for when the teams meet again in Portsalon on Sunday 25th August, with the winners set to meet either Letterkenny or Bundoran in the Donegal League final.
Gents Open – Wednesday 7th August
Winner: Ryan McGettigan (5) – 39 pts
Runner-up: Seamus Devine (19) – 38 pts BOT
Gross: Conor Og Madagan (2) – 36 gross pts
Third: Stephen Harris (14) – 38 pts
Sunday Members sponsored by Scafftex Scaffolding – Sunday 11th August
Winner: Chuck McTaggart (9) – 39 pts BOT
Runner-up: Ian Morton (11) – 39 pts BOT
Gross: Liam Campbell (6) – 31 gross pts
Third: Joe Ferry (17) – 39 pts
Sunday Members 11th August 2019
Winner Mae Blaney (26) – 35pts BOT
Date for the Diary – Mary McDaid Memorial Cup
This year’s competition will be held on Saturday 7th September. The Lady Captain and seven ladies will form the Portsalon Team.
Sunday 25th August and alternate day Friday 23rd will be the qualifying competition. Lady members’ interested and available to play should add their name to the list in the locker room before playing on Friday 23rd or Sunday Members’ Competition.