Eamonn Miliffe and Portnoo O’Donnells

Weekly Notes July 19th | Narin & Portnoo Golf Club – Links Golf as it should be in South West Co. Donegal, Ireland
a tremendous success with 6 884 euro raised to date from the collective effort.

Great credit is due to Nan Quinn and John Quinn on their initiative and hard work Mary Connaghan of the Donegal Alzheimers Society was on hand to congratulate the winners and to thank all those who participated Pat Connaghan accepts the winner s prize from wife Mary on behalf of the unavoidably absent Marty McGing Marty. McGing won the golf event with a great score of 42 points.

The 17 handicapper had identical nines of 21 points with five pars secured on the back nine The raffle winners were Patrick Gallagher All Stars signed shirt Kieran Cunnea and Connor Mallon who won a golf voucher for his own shop. The Dunmore Caravans Society handed over 560 euro to the fund the proceeds of their competition last week and such a
magnanimous gesture was much appreciated The club s Minor League team won the first leg of the county semi final on Sunday after a hard fought match with Dudley Coyle s Northwest. A three two scoreline shows how tight the match lies and there s all to play for in the return match scheduled for the coming weekend We wish them well.

Wednesday’s competition saw Michael Doyle accumulate 41 points for a two shot win. His front nine of 22 points set up the big score and the 19 points coming home was achieved despite a blank on ten Joseph McLoone winner
of the Patrick Johnny Sally s event with a nett 71.  Sunday’s competition was sponsored by Patrick Johnny Sally s Bar in Dungloe and 117 played despite the distractions on the telly Joseph McLoone is the in form player at present and he justified his favourite s tag by engineering a fine score of 71. He secured a four over par gross total on the front nine and he held his game together on the tougher back nine to win by a shot.

Eamonn Miliffe and his sister Mary Molloy are two of the grandchildren of club founder William O Donnell. They
enjoyed a pleasant week on holiday in Portnoo and brought along members of their extended family to show them the area that their grandfather loved so much. Those golfers present played for the inaugural Kate Gallagher Cup and it was won by David Molloy of Mayo with 23 points over nine holes. Donegal intends to take the cup back home next year

The July Junior Golf Camp was enjoyed by over 40 school children and they were a credit both to their families and to
themselves The next camp will take place on the 24th and 25th of August Killybegs won the battle of the societies on Saturday when they defeated Dunkineely in a sporting match Pat played but I m not sure for which team Results July 13 1 Joe Harley 16 39 b o t 2 Conal Gillespie 17 39 3 Liam O Hagan Armagh 7 37