DONAL Callaghan Jr retained the Gents Club Matchplay title with a 3&2 win over Andy Boland on Tuesday afternoon.
Despite falling behind at the second, Ducky was in control leading 3up by the turn after a fairway-finding day off the tees.
Andy typically pushed backed to get it to the minimum deficit after 14 holes and leave the match right in the melting pot when he birdied the Matterhorn, but the ‘Matchplay supremo’ won the 15th & 16th to claim the crown for a third time.
Well done to both men on reaching the final and for ensuring the Covid-delayed 2020 championship was completed in due course.
Fred Daly Team
For the first time in a very long while Portsalon were in Fred Daly action on Saturday afternoon as some of our best young golfers took on Hilton Templepatrick.
Portsalon hosted two of the five matches on Saturday, with Christian Harris winning his match 1up on the final hole and Ultan Blaney recording an impressive 4&2 success. Both lads were taking on five handicappers. Cian Page, Ciaran McCormick and Oisin Friel were all in action in Belfast and, despite some valiant efforts and fine golf, they were unable to get the point required ensuring it was a 3-2 win for Templepatrick overall.
A slender defeat it might have been, but this was still a great day for Portsalon to finally be in a position to send out a Fred Daly team that competed so well against a strong, well-drilled opponent. Congrats and well played to Cian, Ciaran, Christian, Oisin and Ultan for representing the club so well.
Our thanks to Vice-Captain Eamonn ‘Beck’ McConigley for his unswerving dedication to junior golf in the club and for playing such a positive role in getting this team together. Also, to the boys’ parents for assisting with travel to and from Belfast on Saturday and all their support.
Club Matchplay 2021 now OPEN FOR ENTRIES
Our Club Matchplay events are now open for entry via the ClubV1 App (or in the shop). Entries Close: Sunday June 20th.
Singles Matchplay Defending Champion: Donal Callaghan Jr
Doubles Matchplay Defending Champions: David Fisher & Tony McNamee
Bank Holiday Monday June 7th – 4BBB Ladies & Gents
Winners: Jack & Amy Friel (12) – 48 pts
Runners-up: Kevin & Clare McGonagle (6) – 45 pts
Wednesday June 9th – Gents Stableford
Winner: Des Fegan (25) – 40 pts
Runner-up: James Friel (24) – 39 pts BOT
Gross: Cian Harkin (+1) – 35 gross pts
Third: Patrick McColgan (20) – 39 pts
Saturday 12th June – Gents Stableford
Winner: Tony Kingston (18) – 43 pts
Runner-up: Patrick McBride (25) – 42 pts BOT
Gross: Cian Harkin (+1) – 39 gross pts
Third: Mark Gallagher (25) – 42 pts
Sunday 13th June – Gents Stableford
Winner: Garrett Horkan (21) – 42 pts
Runner-up: Andy Boland (13) – 40 pts
Gross: Johnny Shields (3) – 33 gross pts
Third: Jack Friel (12) – 38 pts
Brighdin Hawke wins the Members
Congratulations to Lady Vice-Captain, Brighdin Hawke on carding a fantastic round of 42 pts, to win the June 12th Sunday Members. Leading by two clear points from the in-form Jackie Friel who with 40pts had to contend with runner-up spot. Great play ladies.
Maire O’Donnell Final 2020
As a local derby match, there was much anticipation and excitement from both the Portsalon and Letterkenny teams to get the match underway after the long Covid-enforced delay.
A very closely contested game ensued, with three matches concluding on the 18th green, resulting in two halved matches and a win for Letterkenny.
Meanwhile out on the course Portsalon and Letterkenny won a match apiece, to leave the Barnhill team leading 3-2 after the first leg. It’s not often you have so many former members on an opposing team, but Letterkenny had that here and their knowledge of the course may have been a factor.
The second leg of the final will take place in Letterkenny on Sunday 20th June and Lady Captain Iris will be leading her squad to challenge until the final hole is out. It’s all to play for, good luck ladies.
Dates for your diaries
The Members Competition Sunday 20th June (alternative day is Friday 18th June) and June Monthly (ongoing).
Portsalon’s Open Week is scheduled to take place from July 7th -14th
The timesheet will now go live seven-days in advance at 6pm each evening and you must be booked in online before arriving at the club.
Members are reminded to BOOK the timesheet, REGISTER at the Club shop on arrival and RETURN their completed cards to the Ladies locker room.