MICK MCGINLEY and the Ryder Cup were part of a worthy fundraiser at Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club last Friday.
All proceeds, which amounted to for the €6,840 for the Golf Classic, are to be given to the Caolan Melaugh Fund and Clodagh Daly Trust.
McGinley, a native of Dunfanaghy, is the father of Europe’s Ryder Cup winning captain, Paul. Mick McGinley won a Rannafast Cup in 1956 as a student of St Eunan’s College in Letterkenny and that same summer, was part of the first Donegal team ever to win the Ulster Minor Football Championship.
He played senior football for Donegal between 1959 and 1961 before joining the British Merchant Navy. Having learned his trade on the links at Dunfanaghy Golf Club, McGinley was a one-handicapper who played senior championships in Ireland as well as the amateur championships in Spain and Portugal before relocating in Dublin.
He made a living in the telecommunications sector and now lives in Rathfarnham with his wife Julia, who is from Rathmullan and was both Lady Captain and Lady President at Dunfanghy Golf Club.
“That a fabulous, well-organised event for such a worthy cause,” McGinley said. “It’s a privileged to be asked here.”
1st place: Aaron Anderson, Sean McBride, Conor McBride, Stephen Coyle.
2nd place Gerard Melaugh, Demin Rowan, Ciaran Matthewson, Kieran Melaugh.
3rd place: Rodger Campbell, Andy Parkinson, Mark Rodgers, John Moore.
4th place: Francis Martin, Martin Gallagher, Martin Roarty, Gerard Connaghty.Tags: