Thursday 2nd November 2023 saw the final of the mixed doubles - Paul Smyth & Pauline Smyth vs Mary Lafferty & Brendan McGrath; the match was played in blazing sunshine & lightening fast greens. Early holes were exchanged and it was clear that this match was going all the way. Team Smyths dropped it a gear with a run of 5 pars from the 7th to the 12th to move them 3 up in the match up. They thought it was all over!!!! BUT...
Mary & Ohhh ahh McGrath did not panic and needed a Win on the 18th to force a play off. Great drive from Mary and a solid iron from Ohhh ahh gave a tap in par with Paul having a 15 foot putt to win the title. Putt was missed. Play off holes required.
Both teams had great drives down the first, and the Smyths lipped out for par handing the title to Mary Lafferty & Ohhh ahh McGrath.
Amazing match and played in great spirit. Congratulations to all who participated in the competition and to the green keepers who have the course in fantastic condition.
Apparently celebrations went late into the night as champagne was sprayed by the winning team in the car park to the sound of chants from the watching crowd of 'We are the champions'.
Click here to see a full list of results for the Mixed Double Competition.
Thank you to everyone who turned out to play in Lady Captain Siobhan Bogues & Captain Raymond Shields Charity Day on Saturday - we were very lucky with the weather for end of October & had 33 ladies & 78 gents take part in the competitions. We had a great day & we have raised over €2,500 so far for Ronald McDonald House (final figure will be posted later). A massive thankyou to everyone who very generously donated prizes for the competitions & for the raffle & to all those who purchased raffle tickets - your generosity is amazing. A big thankyou also to the office, shop & bar staff Mary, Megan, Lucas & Marie; and to Cathy & her helpers for the wonderful food.
The full results can be viewed on Gents Results & Ladies Results.
Fresh from lifting a county final at the weekend Jack Robinson fought off fierce opposition at Dunfanaghy Golf Club to lift the Captains Prize on the break of tie from Cormac Gill. In third place was Niall Moore followed closely by 2022 Captains Prize winner Danny McColgan. In fifth place was Danny McKinley.
In the cadets section top prize went to Leo Curran, Reuben McColgan, Billy Callan & Sara Callan. In second place was Colby Farrell, Tom Eakin, Daithi Lafferty and Eoghain Gallagher. In third spot was Shane Callan, Ruairi Gill, Katie McColgan and Rachel Nelson.
Big thanks to all the parents in encouraging their children to participate, thanks to all the volunteers, thanks to Mary Lafferty for her help throughout the year and thanks to Captains Raymond & Siobhan for their support in 2023. The future is bright at Dunfanaghy golf club.
The Open Ladies & Gents Seniors (50Plus) begins on Monday 25th September. Please see below for the full schedule. Book online at Tee-Times (dunfanaghygolfclub.com) or call us on 074 91 36335
The Ladies Winter Links begins on the first Tuesday (5th) September. Please see below for the full schedule. Book online at Tee-Times (dunfanaghygolfclub.com) or call us on 074 91 36335
Thank you to everyone who turned out to play in the Caravanners' Classic on Saturday - let's just say the weather was not kind to us! We had a great day nonetheless & we have raised over €3,000 so far for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (final figure will be posted later). Massive thankyou to everyone who helped organize the event & making it such a success: all the Sponsors who gave so generously; the office, shop & bar staff Mary, James, Lucas & Connor; Cathy & her helpers for the wonderful food; the Greenkeepers who manage to keep the course in great condition despite the weather; Steve Sweet & Gillian Robinson for taking the photos; Sean Duffy & Family, Keith Lapsley & Gillian Robinson for putting it all together; and the intrepid golfers who went out in some awful weather to support such a worthwhile charity.
Classic Prize Winners
1st Don Sheridan, Pat Bonner, Raymond Shields, Thomas Reidy 101 pts
2nd Moira Irwin, Grace McFadden, Christine Lavery, Robyn McConnell 95 pts
3rd Christopher Marriott, Paul Burton, Knox Wilson, Mark Caithness 93 pts
4th Daniel McColgan, Theresa Farrell, Mary McColgan, Michael McColgan Jnr 91 pts
5th Michele Wilson, Clare McGourty, Anne Malone, Marie Celene McAuley 89 pts
6th Noel Dick, Diane Dick, Florence Irvine, Maurice Irvine 87 pts BOT
7th David Tease, Daphne Tease, Steve Sweet, Paula Sweet 87 pts
Non-Qualifiers Anthony McGrath, Michael Bryce, Hugh Herrity, Pat Joe McGrath 95 pts
Ladies Longest Drive Olivia Moore
Ladies nearest the Pin Robyn McConnell
Men Longest Drive Sean Duffy Jnr
Men nearest the Pin Sam Sterritt
Scramble Prize Winners
Winners of the 14-Hole Scramble held on Friday 18th were Gillian Robinson, Rory McLaughlin, Dominic Bogues & James McMullan
1. Colin Higgs - Hamper
2. Sinead c/o Kate - Hamper
3. Aidan Fox - Hamper
4. Robin Howard - Cluedo
5. Rory O'Hare - Duiske Glasses
6. Chris Marriott - Kinsale Gin
7. Shane c/o Kate - Glass Bowl
8. Tony McGilloway - Newbridge Jewellery
9. Geraldine Magee - Croithli Tour Voucher
10. Olivia Moore - Beleek Tapas Serving Set
11. Bernadette Bardon - Croithli Tour Voucher
12. Christine - Lavery Teacups
Raising Funds for Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association
We’re really looking forward to the Caravanners’ Classic on Saturday. It is a social occasion to celebrate the golfing year where local and holiday members come together for an end of summer event. Now in its 34th year this popular competition is confined to Dunfanaghy Golf Club members and those who have caravans or holiday homes in the Dunfanaghy, Portnablagh, Marble Hill, Creeslough and surrounding area. There is a great entry this year and your entry fee includes a meal in the clubhouse after your round. After all the excitement of the Lady Captain and Captain’s Day last weekend we expect a great buzz in the clubhouse.
Over the years the Caravanners’ has raised considerable funds for local and national charities and this year the charity is the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association https://imnda.ie/ This is a very important charity providing care and support to people with MND, their families, friends and caregivers.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching the muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.
MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. However, not all symptoms necessarily happen to everyone and it is unlikely they will all develop at the same time, or in any specific order. The cause of MND is not known. There may be environmental factors that trigger the damage in people who are susceptible to the disease. On going research is necessary to find out the nature of these environmental factors, and what makes one person more susceptible than another.
MND strikes people of all ages and currently there is no cure, however symptoms can be managed to help the person achieve the best possible quality of life.
There are currently more than 420 living with MND in Ireland and registered with the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Dunfanaghy Golf Club is pleased to support this important charity and we thank those who will play in the event and all those who sponsor or make a donation ( you can do so via the golf shop). We look forward to a great day!
This past weekend saw Dunfanaghy Golf Club host Lady Captain Siobhan Bogues' Day on Friday 11th August & Captain Raymond Shields' Day on Saturday the 12 August. While the weather was a bit dismal for August the craic & the golf was mighty.
Thanks to everyone who made the weekend such a great success. Cathy & Leanne for the wonderful food. Mary, James, Lucas & Connor in the office, shop & bar. The Greenkeepers for keeping the course in such fabulous condition. All the ladies who brought goodies for the afternoon tea & flowers for the beautiful displays around the club. Nigel Doherty & Steve Sweet who took some great photos. Brian & Siobhan for providing great music. And off course to both our Captains Siobhan Bogues & Raymond Shields - we hope you both enjoyed your days as we certainly did.
A full list of winners & some great photos can be viewed on Gents Results & Ladies Results
We had a fantastic Open Week which ended with a great turn out for prize giving on Sunday Evening. Thankyou to everyone who took part in competitions over the 11 days - your support is very much appreciated.
Thanks to all the sponsors of the competitions: The Chambers Family, The Lagoon Termon, Jimmy Gallagher PGA Golf, Roses Bar Creeslough, Moores Holiday Homes, McAuliffe's Craft Shop, Boyle Construction, Bridgeburn House B&B, Outside Edge, Arnolds Hotel, B.C. Embroidery, Paddy Farry & Roarty Development.
Thanks to all the people who made Open Week the success it was; Mary, James, Lucas & Connor in the office, shop & bar. The Greenkeepers for keeping the course in such fabulous condition. The Competition teams for getting the results published so quickly. Nigel Doherty who took some great photos (see below).
A full list of winners can be viewed on Gents Results & Ladies Results
Temporary Shop Attendant/ Book Keeper Dunfanaghy Golf Club
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