Thank you to all who have supported our open week competitions. Just a reminder that the prize presentation for all of the open week competitions will take place this Sunday the 30th of July at 9pm in the Clubhouse.
On Tuesday 4th July Dunfanaghy welcomed 16 junior members to the club to participate in the Presidents Prize for 2023.
Top prize for the juveniles was won by Daniel McColgan, with Niall Moore & Jack Robinson sharing 2nd spot a few shots back followed by young Billy Callan in 3rd position.
Top prize for the junior section was won by Noah Doherty, Colby Farrell, Shane Callan & Oisin Durning. In second place was Ruben McColgan, Eoghan Gallagher, Daithi and Christian with the girls taking 3rd place: Rita Ryan, Katie McColgan, Sara Callan & Rachel Nelson.
Big thanks to all the parents & volunteers who help out with the weekly practice sessions, to James Sweeney for sponsoring the top prize of a golf bag and to club Pro Seamus McMonagle for providing these kids with regular support on their golfing journey.
Onwards & upwards for junior golf in Dunfanaghy. The future is bright.
Saturday 1st July was President’s Day at Dunfanaghy Golf Club. The conditions were very windy but we had a great turnout nonetheless with 148 Ladies & Gents taking part in our now gender-neutral event. Congratulations to President Tony McGilloway on a very successful day. Big thanks to everyone who helped make the day a success. Thankyou to Paddy Farry for kindly donating a new Presidents Prize Cup.
Mr Tony McGilloway's President's Day
1st Caolan McBride (21) 37 Pts BOT
2nd Charles (Karl) Kelly (22) 37 Pts BOT
Gross Brendan McGrath (3) 29 Gross Pts
3rd Vincent Malone (25) 37 Pts BOT
4th Kevin James (15) 37 Pts
5th Michael Kelly (12) 36 Pts BOT
6th Charles Roarty Jr (12) 36 Pts
7th Paddy Farry (12) 35 Pts BOT
Beginner Stephen Doherty (26) 38 Pts
Past Lady President Margaret Roarty (26) 32 Pts
Past Mens President Keith Lapsley (9) 32 Pts
Ladies Committee Amanda Witherow (24) 33 Pts
Mens Committee Brendan Kelly (7) 33 Pts
Ladies Longest Drive 15th: Olivia Moore
Gents Longest Drive 16th: Gerald Dalton
Ladies Nearest Pin 17th: Mary Lafferty - 43ft 3ins
Gents Nearest Pin 13th: Bill Nixon - 16ft
1st Daphne & David Tease 39 Pts BOT
2nd Pauline & Paul Smyth 39 Pts
Our 24 For 24 Charity Event was a great success over the past weekend (Fri 23rd/Sat 24th June 2023); 32 brave golfers took to the course to attempt to play golf for 24hrs - each one of them trying to play 5 18-hole rounds of golf with a short break between each round. Through the day & into the night they all played & 10am on Saturday morning 31 of them successfully completed the challenge. Amazing!!! I think all the participants deserve a mention for attempting & achieving this & a huge well done to all: June T Nelson, Gillian Robinson, Deborah Moore, Theresa Farrell, Heather Mairs, Andrew Kelly, Carlos O’Reilly, Finn Dalton, Malcolm Allan, Tommy Reidy, John McGarvey, Jim McLaughlin, Rory McLaughlin, John McLaughlin, John Ryan, Conan Brennan, Eoghan Kelly, Oisin Langan, Brendan McGrath, Chris Monroe, Jamie Gillespie, Christy Galligan, Fergal Callan, Brendan Kelly, Michael Kelly, Gerald Dalton, Tony McGilloway, Michael McColgan, Daniel McColgan, Noel McGinley, Sam Sterritt, Karl Kelly.
The event’s aim was to raise as much money as we could for the Creeslough Disaster Fund, the Alzheimer's Society of Ireland & the Irish Society for Autism & so far we have raised almost €21,000 on our GoFundMe page & over €9,000 from other sponsorship, raffles & the Classic on Saturday 24th June. If you’d still like to donate please goto gofund.me/f2debdb1
There are so many people to thank for helping make this event the success it was; President Tony McGilloway for having the idea & seeing it through to the end; the Management Committee, Captain Raymond Shields & Lady Captain Siobhan Bogues for their support in organising; Mary Lafferty for her support with all manner of logistics; the caterers & bar staff who kept the participants fed & watered through the 24hrs; the main sponsors of the event Mc Ginley Motors, The Kilmac Group, Smiley Munroe and Paddy Farry plus all those who sponsored Tee Boxes for the Classic; everyone who donated money & time; and off course the 32 who were brave enough to give it a try. We’re pretty sure no one has succeeded in doing this challenge before - though some have tried - so well done to you all.
Below are some photos & Videos taken of the Teams & the Presentation - to see more please goto 24 For 24 Challenge
Just under two weeks to go until the big event on 23rd/24th June.
The GoFundMe page is open for donations so please click gofund.me/f2debdb1 to make a donation & share the link with as many people as you can so we can raise as much as possible for the Creeslough Disaster Fund, the Alzheimer's Society of Ireland & the Irish Society for Autism. The fund-raising efforts are going well, between the Go Fund Me page & sponsorship we have currently raised nearly €15,000 – big thanks to everyone who has donated.
Below we have put together videos with a few great endorsements from some famous faces & local heroes.
The Management Committee would also call on any Club members or members of their family with medical, nursing, paramedic or physiotherapy experience to volunteer to assist over the 24-hour period of the event to ensure we can provide a safe and supportive environment for those taking part.
We will also need a number of people to act as stewards during the hours of darkness.
Anyone willing to volunteer their support please contact Mary in the Golf Club office.
Thanking you in advance for your support.
The Club Classic took place on Saturday 27th May & we had a great turn out with 37 Teams taking part. Thank you to our main sponsors Shaun Boyce Centra Shops (located at Carrigart, Dunfanaghy & Falcarragh) & to everyone who sponsored a Tee Box. The course was in great condition so many thanks to Paul & his team. Thanks also to Liam & Roisin for supplying the tasty burgers, to Lucas & Marie for keeping us in drinks & to Mary & James in the shop.
The presentation of prizes for the Classic & for the Hickey, Clarke & Langan Ladies & Gents Competition took place on Saturday night in the Club House. Thank you to Hickey, Clarke & Langan for their sponsorship of these competitions.
Club Classic Prize Winners:
1st William Hamilton 99 Pts BOT
2nd Don Sheridan 99 Pts
3rd Grace McFadden 98 Pts
4th Orla Gallagher 97 Pts BOT
John Mc Clafferty
5th Gerald Dalton 97 Pts
Nearest The Pin Men's : Keith Shiels 19ft 3
Nearest The Pin Ladies : Gillian Robinson 57inches
Longest Drive Men's : Keith Shiels
Longest Drive Ladies : Orla Gallagher
Hickey, Clarke & Langan Prize Winners:
1st Sandra McGinley (24) 43 Pts
2nd Margaret Witherow (19) 40 Pts
3rd Margaret Roarty (29) 39 Pts
Front 9 Paula Sweet (48) 19 Pts
Back 9 Mary Lafferty (21) 21 Pts BOT
1st Barry Treacher (25) 43pts
2nd Kevin James (18) 41pts
Gross Daragh McMenamin - L'kenny GC (01) 35pts
3rd Noel McGinley (10) 41pts
Front 9 William Caithness (29) 22pts BOT
Back 9 Malachy Dunleavy (10) 22pts
24 Golfers Playing For 24 Hours
You may have heard the buzz about the Charity Event taking place on Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th June 2023. The challenge for 32 of Dunfanaghy Golf Club members is to play golf for 24hrs starting at 10am 23rd June & finishing at 10am 24th June with the aim of getting at least 24 finishers to raise money for 3 very worthwhile charities, the Creeslough Disaster Fund, the Alzheimer's Society of Ireland & the Irish Society for Autism.
The GoFundMe page is open for donations so please click gofund.me/f2debdb1 to make a donation & share the link with as many people as you can so we can raise as much as possible for these charities.
Watch out for updates over the coming weeks as the big event approaches.
On Sunday Dunfanaghy's young guns found themselves up against a very strong Ballyliffin team.
Danny mcColgan & Niall Moore put in great performances at home but the single figures Ballyliffen boys lifted both points.
Away in Ballyliffin James Sweeney won his match, Lucas Wood & Conor mcColgan were very unlucky to lose their respective matches.
Best of luck to the Ballyliffin team in the next round and thanks for their hospitality and the great spirit that all matches were played in.
Home win for Bill Mc Callion and Fergal Callan on the 21st hole and an away win for Dunleavy and David Tease on the 14th was not enough to see Dunfanaghy into the second round of the Jimmy Bruen competition.
Graham Cummings and Mal Johnson, Oisin Langan and John Mc Nulty, Keelan Mc Gee and James McMullen were all very unlucky to be beat in their respective matches in the final stretch.
Thanks to all at Castlerock golf club for their hospitality and the spirit in which all games were played.