BALLYBOFEY & STRANORLAR GOLF CLUB
VINTAGE TEA PARTY
B&S Ladies are hosting a Vintage Tea Party to raise funds for the club. Our Lady Captain Kaye Stewart extends a warm welcome to everyone and would love to see you all there. Tickets for this even can be got from the club shop or from Lady Captain Kaye herself.
Regarding our 60th Anniversary Xmas Hamper, all past members are invited to take part.
Saturday 18th November 2017
1st Nett: Conor Sheridan (16) 40pts.
2nd Nett: Trevor Robb (14) 39pts.
Gross: Jonathan Brady (10) 28pts.
Sunday 19th November 2017
1st Nett: Robert Allen (20) 40pts.
2nd Nett: Michael McGrath (16) 39pts.
Gross: Lorcan Donnellan (7) 31pts.
3rd Nett: Kieran McShea (20) 39pts(BOT)
Table Quiz on Wednesday 22nd Nov is for MOTOR NEURON DISEASE please support. Wednesday 29th CRY UNIT Tallagh Hospital.
LAST MAN STANDING.
Updates should be posted shortly on FB along with Last week's.
Great performance by our Darts team again this week beating Harkins of Brockagh 6 matches to 3. This really is a great start to the season for our newly formed darts team. This Friday they are away to the Lantern bar, Killygordan. Best of luck lads.
Date will be announced shortly for our AGM. This is where you the members get your say about how your club is run. Would you like to see changes, have you new ideas for your club. Come along and be heard.
Usual competitions this week.
Pic Mark Rodgers makes a return after a few weeks off.
Winter Golf Kicks in at B&S
Winter Golf has returned to BSGC were we are now on winter tees, placing on the fairways and the possibility of fairway mats coming into play. Members and visitors are advised to check in the shop before play.
B&S Ladies Branch are holding a Vintage Tea Party in the Club House on Saturday 25th November as part of our 60th Anniversary Celebrations. at 2.30pm
Cost €10 Tickets can be purchased in the Club House or by contacting
Lady Captain Kaye Stewart 086-3289607
Admittance by Ticket Only
I will give you more information next week on out 60th Anniversary Celebration Xmas Hampers Sat 9th Dec where all past members are invited to attend.
LAST MAN STANDING. Updates can be found on fb
DARTS. Our darts team had a great victory on Friday night last beating McKelveys Bar 9-0. This great win leaves them only a few points behind top spot and Captain of our bsgc side told me his side are improving every week and will be looking for more great results. Feel free to call up and support the lads.
Saturday 11th November 2017
1st Nett: Ryan Griffin (3) 41pts.
2nd Nett: Paul Henderson (9) 40pts.
Gross: Lorcan Donnellan (6) 33pts
3rd Nett: Larry Kelly (18) 39pts.BOT
Sunday 12th November 2017
1st Nett: Sean Crawford (17) 44pts.
2nd Nett: Stephen Bonner (19) 39pts.
Gross: Roger Campbell (7) 30pts.
UPCOMING COMPETITIONS. Usual competitions this week.
Pic 1 One of our founding members of B&S Mr Paddy Carr with our President Mr John Bradley.
Pic 2 Founding member Mr Paddy Carr with Vice Captain Elect Seán Carlin for 2018
CAPTAINS OUTING HUGE SUCCESS.
This year's B&S Captains Outing was again held in Rosapenna GC under their Winter Champagne Scramble series.
Almost ninety golfers left the East Donegal Club to head North to one of the Best Links courses in the land were an old Irish saying became very true, "If you don't like the weather in Ireland, wait five minutes" and by God, that's exactly how it was. One minute sunshine, the next rain then hailstones with strong winds dominating most if the day. There was a great mix of golfers on the day but. It was four young ladies who came out on top with a magnificent score of 88pts. They were Bridie Faulkner, Sharon Maloney, Stephanie Canning and Maureen Boyle. Well done ladies.
Tuesday 31st Oct.
1st Nett: Jim Mc Hugh (20) 41pts.
Senior: Danny Conaghan (15) 34pts.
Saturday 4th Nov
1st Nett: Drew Duncan (16) 40pts.
Sunday 5th Nov.
1st Nett: Lorcan Donnellan (7) 39pts
2nd Nett: Martin McFadden (8) 36pts
Gross: Ryan Griffin (3) 32pts
3rd Nett: Kieran McShea (20) 36pts.
USUAL COMPETITIONS THIS WEEK
Our Darts team had a good win at home on Friday last which now means they have won two and lost two. A win this Friday would see them climb up the table. Good luck lads.
LAST MAN STANDING
Seventeen people exited this week from our last man standing. Full list of these can be seen on our fb page and our website, bsgc.online .
Pic 1 One Fourball who attended the Captains Outing. Martin Wilson, Pauric McGeehan, Denny McClean and Conor Henderson
Pic 2.Winners of Captains Outing. Sharon Maloney, Stephanie Canning, B&S Club Captain Bernard Foy, Maureen Boyle and Bride Faulkner.
CONVOY & RAPHOE WIN RYDER CUP FOR FIFTH TIME.
Convoy & Raphoe won the Annual Ryder Cup at BSGC over the weekend in what was an exciting contest of good quality golf.
Conditions were great, and with the weather being kind, the only adversary being the beautiful autumn coloured leaves which lay in wait for those who dared to stray from fairways or perhaps the odd soft spot could gobble up what the leaves failed to hide.
After the first days play, C&R took a decent lead of 8 1/2 matches to 3 1/2, but, but, but, we all know too well what can happen on the Sunday Singles so Captain Alastair warned his troopers to remain alcohol free (right) for the rest of the night (right).
B&S Team Captain Cathal was still very upbeat that his players were as good as, and could beat any team they met.
Well unfortunately, that was not to be as the spoils were shared in the singles so Convoy & Raphoe won the cup again.
The real winners on the day were what the event was originally set up for by Convoy man Andy Parkinson, charities, and this year €800 was raised and was split between two charities, St Joseph's Stranorlar and Donegal Cancer Bus. Another €160 was raised through a raffle which went to Bloodbikes Northwest, an organisation which Andy himself is heavily involved with. They deliver blood to where it is urgently required. Good work there Andy and your colleagues.
QUIZ in the clubhouse on Wednesday 1st Nov is for St Vincent de Paul and Wednesday 8th Nov for Club Fundraiser
B&S Darts team had a very tough match on Friday last against Barca Bar but put up a very good fight but went down 6-3.
They are at home this Friday in the Club House against Tinneys Bar Castlefin and starts at 10pm sharp. Your support would be appreciated.
CAPTAINS OUTING will take place this Saturday 4th November. Champagne Scramble, Shotgun Start. Please call shop Re Bus. Good luck to all and enjoy.
LAST MAN STANDING
Please check fb page for updates.
Congratulations to Seán Carlin and Eimear Kee who have been nominated as Vice Captain and Vice Lady Captain for 2018.
Tuesday 24th October 2017
CLUB COMPETITION (Stableford)
1st Nett: Sean Carlin (11) 40pts.BOT
2nd Nett: Nathan Harron (15) 40pts.BOT
Senior: Denis O'Connor (20) 30pts.BOT
Saturday 28th October 2017
CLUB COMPETITION (Stableford)
1st Nett: Barry Allen (11) 36pts.BOT
2nd Nett: Keith French (21) 36pts.BOT
Gross : Ryan Griffin (3) 30pts.
3rd Nett: Brendan Kelly (21) 36pts.BOT
Sunday 29th October 2017
1st Nett: Vincent McDaid (14) 42pts.
2nd Nett: Ryan Griffin (3) 40pts.
Gross : Roger Campbell (7) 28pts.
3rd Nett: Gerard McGee (17) 39pts.BOT
Pic 1 The B&S and C&R teams who raised €800 for charities and €160 for Bloodbike Northwest
Pic 2. Junior Golfer, Ryan Griffin took a step closer to reaching his Handicap target of 2 before the year is out with an excellent 40pts on Sunday at BSGC
B&S Donegal Seniors (O' 50s) have become CHAMPIONS of Donegal in dramatic fashion at B&S GC.
In the first leg away from home against a quality Ballyliffin side, B&S were hit hard by the seaside club, taking only half a match home with them. So that meant that the Finn Valley side left themselves one hell of a task on home soil. B&S acting Captain, Freddie Wilson was left to pick a team that knew every inch of the home course, a team that would not give up no matter how tough the conditions were, a team that was proud to wear the Club Jersey.
Well, that's exactly how it turned out. Freddie got his team spot on for the big occasion and each and every player done their Club proud. Conditions were not great as the autumn leaves left their mark and that's before Ophelia left her mark and a few soft spots caught out the visiting side but the local lads went on to win all matches to clinch a well deserved piece of silverware for the B&S Golf Club.
Freddie incidentally filled in for the big Man who captained the over 50s team for years, Joe Henderson (The Dark Cloud). I'm sure Joe will be absolutely delighted with the result and I know personally that everyone at the Club is wishing Joe all the best at this particular time as he is undergoing some treatment. I've often heard it said Joe, your the most handsome golfer the club has produced. (Well, according to the Ladies Branch). I'm sure the team won this one for you big fella.
Tuesday 10th October 2017
1st Nett: Lee Henderson (10) 40pts
2nd Nett: Nathan Harron (15) 37prs Gross: Martin Dillon (9) 26pts
Senior Prize: Jackie Rush (25) 31pts
Saturday 14th October 2017
1st Nett: Jim Mc Hugh (22) 42prs
2nd Nett: Lorcan Donnellan (7) 38pts bot Gross: Ryan Griffin (3) 29pts
3rd Nett: Adrian Heywood (11) 38ptsbot
Sunday 15th October 2017
1st Ryan Griffin (3) 40pts
2nd James Grant (11) 38pts
Gross: Roger Campbell (7) 28pts
USUAL COMPETITIONS THIS WEEK.
QUIZ on Wed 17th Oct is for St Columba's College. Wed 25th Oct is for STAG. Wed 1st Nov Quiz is for St Vincent de Paul and 8th Nov is for Club Fundraiser.
LAST MAN STANDING. Updates will be posted shortly on Facebook. Good luck to those remaining.
For the first time ever B&S GC has entered a team in the Finn Valley and district Darts League. The man at the helm of this venture is Danny Bannigan, a recognised darts thrower himself from years gone by. Their first match saw a narrow defeat by Mannies bar Convoy and this week they take on strong opponents, from Convoy again. This time Breens Bar. Match starts at 10pm sharp. Sure come along for the craic if you have an interest in the game.
Our Captains outing will be coming up shortly and we will be giving full details of the event on our fb page Ballybofey and Stranorlar Golf Club (Official).
CRUIT CUP WIN FOR LYNCH
Martin Lynch had the worst start possible by blanking the very first hole in the B&S annual outing to Cruit Island Golf Club. Form here he could have easily put the head down but like all good professionals, he quickly turned things around majestically and ended up with 44 points. Well done Martin and all the prize winners.
At the same time The Cruit Captain John G Boyle held his Captains outing at B&S and they had Fantastic day by all accounts.
Golf Club weekly Charity Quizzes . Our First Quiz is for the Rugby Club this Wed at 9.30pm Hope To See You There
Tuesday 3rd October 2017
1st Nett: Dermot Bonner (10) 38pts.
2nd Nett: Jonathan Brady (10)37pts.BOT Gross: Lorcan Donnellan (7) 28pts.
Senior Prize: Jackie Rush (25) 32pts.
Saturday 7th October 2017
1st Nett: Michael Walker (13) 38pts
2nd Nett: Enda McMenamin (5) 37pts
GROSS: Lorcan Donnellan (7) 28pts
3rd Patsy O'Donnell (16) 35pts.
Sunday 8th October 2017
1st Nett: Seamus Gallagher 76-14=65bot
2nd Nett: James Grant 76-11=65.BOT
Gross: Ryan Griffin (3) 70
3rd Nett: Barry Allen 76-11=65.BOT
USUAL COMPETITIONS AT WEEKEND.
Keep an eye on our fb page Ballybofey and Stranorlar Golf Club (Official) for LADT MAN? STANDING updates.
Wed 6th Ulster bank Open
1st Margaret McConnell
2nd Brid McMenamin
3rd Karen O'Meara
4th Ann Sweeney
Wed 30th Aug
Sponsored by Fred's Golf Shop
1st Sharon Maloney
2nd Sheila Breen
Gross Margaret McConnell
3rd Karen O'Meara
2's Ann Sweeney
9 hole comp. Florence Connolly
5 hole comp. Ann Fairman
Sunday 27th Aug
Sponsored by Colm McGonigle.
1st Darragh McGowan 39 pts.
2nd Dolores Devanney 34pts
Gross Josephine Stewart
3rd Maureen Boyle 31 pts bot 4th Breid Kelly 31 pts bot Nearest the pin Margaret McCrossan.
Wed 23rd Aug
1st Clara McNeill 36 pts
2nd Kathleen McGowan 31 pts
1st Ann Sweeney 36 pts
2nd Josphine Stewart 29 pts
1st Maureen Boyle 31 pts
2nd Breid Kelly 29 pts
9 hole comp. Margaret Grindle
Sat 19th Aug Presidents Prize 1st Kathleen McGowan 35 pts
2nd Sharon Maloney 33pts
Gross Darragh McGowan
3rd Mary McHugh 32 pts
4th Deirdre Duncan 31 pts Senior Josephine Stewart 31 pts Nearest the pin on 6th Eileen Boyce
Nearest the pin on 17th D McGowan
Wed 16th August
Sponsor Brid McGinty Reflexology 1st Dolores Devaney 37 pts
2nd Kathleen McGowan 36pts
Gross Mary McHugh
3rd Ita Ward 33pts
Front 9 Imelda Muldoon 18 pts
Back 9 Clara McNeill 16 pts
2's Dolores Devaney
1st Orla Martin, Renee Gouldie and Eileen Reilly
2nd Brenda Crawford, Levina Merritt and Clara McNeill
3rd Joanne Harold, Christine Henderson and Anna Dillon.
Lady Captains Prize
1st Darragh McGowan 38 & 37 pts 2nd Ann Glancy 37 & 35 pts
Gross D Devaney agg 41 gr pts 3rd Kathleen Porter agg 69
4th Sharon Maoney agg 68
Mary McHugh agg 63
Cat 2 Ann Sweeney agg 67 bot
Cat 3 Ann Gilligan agg 67
Day 1 Margaret Hynes 40 pts
Day 2 KarenDuncan 35ptsbot
Mystery prize Josephine Stewart Committee K McGowan agg 62 Senior Brid McMenamin agg 65
Granny Clara McNeill agg 65
9 hole Christine Henderson
5 hole Levina Merritt
Gent 9 hole John Costello 23 pts Guest Mary Casey (Strabane) on 33 pts.
Wed 2nd Aug Club Prize
1st Darragh McGowan 69
2nd Karen O'Meara 71
Gross Dolores Devanney 86
3rd Mae Ferry 72
1st 9 Deirdre Duncan 33.5
2nd 9 Deirdre Kelly 34.5 2's Darragh McGowan
5 hole Renee Goudie
The Captain's Scramble was won by Kathleen McGowan, Karen Duncan, Johnny Brady and Trevor Robb on 56.2 in 2nd placew as Eileen Boyce, Bridie Faulkner and Roger Campbell on 56.8.
Wed 26th July
Sponsored by Beauty by Shana
1 st Dolores Devanney 71 bot
2nd Sharon Maloney 71
1st Brid McMenamin 71
2nd Deirdre Kelly 75
1st Ita Ward 72
2nd Mary Brogan 72
2nd Bernie Thompson
Sun 16th July
Captains prize to Ladies
1st Bridie Faulkner 18 pts
2nd Kathleen McGowan 18 pts
Wed 12th July
1st Dolored Devaney 35 pts
2nd Sharon Maloney 34 pts
1st Josephine Stewart 39pts
2nd Karen O'Meara 38 pts
1st Mae ferry 34 pts
2nd Emer Kee 33 pts
1st Anne Fairman
2nd Levina Merritt
Wed 5th July Open
1st Darragh McGowan 37 pts
2nd Deirdre Kelly 36 pts Gross Mgt McConnell 21 pts
3rd Deirdre Duncan 35 pts
Mgt McCrossan 20 pts
Brid McMenamin 19 pts Visitors Meave McNulty 33 pts 2's
1st Esther Sweeney
2nd Leah Fairman
Wed 28th June
1st Ita Ward 36 pts
2nd Sylvia A Hamilton 33 pts Cat 2
1st Kathleen McGowan
2nd Kaye Stewart
1st Bridie Faulkner
1st Christine Henderson
2nd Lavina Merritt
3rd Renee Gouldie
Wed 21st June
1st Eileen Reilly 36 pts
2nd Sheila Breen 34 pts
1st Josephine Stewart 37 pts
2nd Brid McMenamin 34 pts
1st Imelda Muldoon 38 pts
2nd Karen Duncan 37 pts
9 hole Sally Carr
5 hole Christine Henderson
Sat 17th June
1st Eileen Reilly 38 pts
2nd Mgt McCrossan 35 pts
3rd Deirdre Kelly 34 pts
Wed 14th June
1st Sheila Breen 68
2nd Deirdre Duncan 72
1st Deirdre Kelly 71
2nd Mary Harkin 72
1st Ita Ward 70
2nd Emer Kee 72
Wed 7th June
1st Emer Kee 39 pts
2nd Karen Duncan 38 pts
Gross Mgt McConnell 26 pts
3rd Margaret Hynes 37 pts Front 9 Sharon Maloney 22 pts Back 9 Dolores Devaney 20 pts 2's
Beginner Maura McCool
Wed 31st May
1st Collette Callaghan 39pts
2nd May Ferry 39 pts
gross Margaret McConnell
3rd Margaret Hynes 36 pts
Front 9 Eileen Reilly 19 pts Back 9 Maureen Boyle 22 pts 2's
Beginner Florence Connolly
3 Day Donegal Ladies event
1st team Moira Irwin, Pat Steen and Kay Wilson from Dunfanaghy 289 pts
2nd Marian O'Sullivan, Monica McDonagh and Veronica McAteer of Letterkenny 286 pts 3rd Eileen Reilly, Ann
Glancy, Margaret Hynes 285 pts
1st Nett Angela Bradley 104 pts Gross Dolores Devaney 69pts Cat 1 Marian O'Sullivan 100 pts Cat 2 Kaye Stewart 102 pts
Cat 3 Lou Ann Russell 95 pts Day 3 Ballybofey and Stranorlar 1st Ann Short 39 pts
2nd Kathleen Porter 39 pts Gross Angela Bradley 23 gr pts 3rd Eileen Reilly 39 pts
Visitor Kay Kelly 37 pts
Front 9 Bridie Faulkner 23 pts Back 9 Imelda Muldoon 20 pts 2's
Sheena McStary @ 6th
Maggie Logue @ 8th
Sheila Breen @ 2nd
Jacqueline Ireland @ 6th Mairead Harkin @ 8th
1st Brieid Kelly 36 pts
2nd Ita Ward 35 pts
1st Josephine Stewart 34 pts
2nd Margaret Hynes 31 pts
1st Margaret McConnell 35 pts
2nd Clara McNeill 34 pts
1st Sharon Maloney 38 pts
2nd Maureen Boyle 36 pts 3rd Darragh McGowan 36 pts
Wed 10th May
1st Maureen Boyle 68
2nd Kathleen McGowan 68 Gross Margaret McConnell 80
3rd Josephine Stewart 70 Front 9 Bridie Faulkner
Back 9 Emer Kee
Bridie Faulkenr x 2
9 hole Florence Connolly
Sat May 6th
1st Clara McNeill 37pts
Wed May 3rd
Ladies Public Image Open
1st Josephine Stewart 39pts
2nd Deirdre Duncan 38pts
Gross Mgt McConnell 24pts
3rd Karen O'Meara 38pts
4th Ita Ward 37pts
Front 9 Anna Dillon 19pts
Back 9 Moya Larkin 19pts
Visitor Kit Boyce
Clara McNeill @ 6th