Ballyconnell, Falcarragh, Co. Donegal
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July 4th, 2018


The temperature is up and so too is the scoring. With 8 pars, two birdies and with a very steady remaining card Vicent Collum won on Sunday with a massive score of 45 points and the handicap goes to 14. Well done to him and also to Darragh Geaney who was second on 42 points. His score would win most competitions. In third on 37 was Owenie Mc Gee. May the scoring and good weather continue as we head for Open Week with Dunmurry Springs the sponsor for Sunday’s, single Stableford. Tuesday,10th is a singles stroke  Sponsored by Boyce Centra.  Ladies Day is Thursday with a gents singles Stableford sponsored by Danny Lafferty on Friday. Entry fee for members is €8  and €12 for visitors. Book online at www.cloughaneelygolfclub .ie or call 0868068007. Our Worl Cup Lottery was a great success and the €500  winner on 66 points is Dean Gallagher. €200 goes to James Harkin in second and €100 to Eoghan Gillespie in third. The Donegal League match is arranged for Thursday in Buncrana.

Talk to Hugo if you are prepared to help out with doing a few hours in the clubhouse or to Vincent if you can help out on the course.  All welcome for Open Week to a course and greens in perfect condition.

June 27th,  2018


Gerard Doran was last Sunday’s winner on 41 pts just one ahead of Kenny Mc Phearson, who was also a recent nine-hole winner. Next Sunday is singles Stableford and the following Sunday is the beginning of Open Week. The course is in superb condition and well done to all involved. With only two days of first-round World Cup left the leader is sitll James Harkin on 61 with Eoghan Gillespie just 4 behind and a few further back are Dean Gallagher and Michael Cannon.  The prizes of €500, €200 and €100 are still in the melting pot with many around the 50 points mark. The final result will be confirmed on Sunday. Finally, we all send our best wishes to Carmel and Denis on their new fairway of husband and wife.


June 20th, 2018


Congratulations to our president, Joe Gallagher, on organising a great weekend of golf for President’s Prize. Commencing with a shootout on Thursday, a scramble on Friday and then President’s Day on Saturday. The course was in magnificent condition and well done to all concerned. Well done also for the lovely food provided on Saturday. The nines went to Paul Harkin and Manus Mc Clafferty. The junior to Paul Doherty and category to Des Murray. In 4th on 36 was Gerry Doohan and in third Denis Boyle on 37. The gross went to Francis Boyle and second to Danny Mc Nulty on 38. The winner also on 38 was John Mc Ginley. In his acceptance speech for his first Cloughaneely President’s prize, he put it all down to the tonic the president gave him after nine holes that helped him accumulate his 21 points for the back nine. Well done to him and to all those who will have better days. Next major is Hugo’s Captain’s Day on August 10. Meanwhile, the Donegal League team had a 5-0 victory over Portnoo at home and through to the next round.

Thanks for the great support in the World Cup Last Man Standing and after Day 6 out of a max of 37 points we have three sharing top spot on 26 points, James Harkin, James Mulhern, and Shaun Mc Grath.

Peadar Curran is on 25 and Eoghan Gillespie on 24. There is a first prize of €500, a second of €200 and third of €100.

Next Sunday is singles Stableford and Open Week is just two weeks away.

June 12th 2018


Well done to Darragh Geaney who won our weekend Open with 41 points, 3 ahead of  2nd place Paul Doherty on 38 , and in 3rd also om 38 Paul Harkin


This weekend is Joe Gallagher’s President’s Day and we wish him the very best for the weekend. There is a timesheet in operation for the first past the post after 18 holes. There will be a scramble on Friday at 6.00pm. The presentation will be at 9.00pm on Saturday night. .

The club would like to express their gratitude to Bernard Coyle for his great work on the course for the last year.

There has been a great response to our World Cup Last Man Standing and all forms should be returned immediately. First prize is €500, second is €200 and third is €100 .

Club members are also organising a World Cup Sweep. Entry fee €10 and there will be three prizes, €50 for the overall winner, €50 if you have the  team with the least goals and €50 for the team with the first red card. Put your name on the envelope in the clubhouse as you pay. Voluntary work is needed on the course so let Philip know if you have some spare time on your hands. See the sheets in the clubhouse if you can help look after the clubhouse over the summer.


Good luck to all on President’s Day.



June 6th, 2018


Our gratitude goes to all our generous sponsors and supporters of our Annual Classic held over the bank holiday weekend. Thanks to all who helped out and in a special way to Noleen for the lovely barbecue sponsored by Kerr’s Butchers on Monday. In 6th on 96pts were Cian O Fearraigh, Anthony Sweeney, Nigel ferry and Pól Mc Cool. (Gweedore) Also on 96 in 5th, Chris, Bernie, John B Mc  Mc Callion and Feargal.Kilfeather. In 4th on 97 pts were Gerry Doohan, Manus Mc Cafferty, Micheal Murray and Vincent Collum. On 99 and in 3rd place Charles Roarty, Fergus Mullen, Anthony Gallagher and Willie Wilkin, (Dunfanaghy). In 2nd place were Francis Boyle, Joe, Paul and Bride Doherty on 99 and first on 101 were  Philip, Phelim, Mattie Mc Geady and Niall Mc Mullan.

Thanks again to all who helped out.

There will be an Open competition next Sunday.


We send our sympathies to Patrick Mc Ginley on the recent death of his mother.

May 30th, 2018


Last weekend’s competition was won by Vincent Collum on 40 points one ahead of Joe Doherty on 39.

The annual classic takes place next Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. The entry fee is 80 euros per team on Sat/Sun or €100 to include a barbecue on Monday. All visitors most welcome and sponsorship greatly appreciated. Book  time slot on or 0868068007

To help with the drainage fund all members are being asked to make a special effort with our World Cup Last Man/Woman Standing. The sheets are also available electronically so if you have any football friends anywhere in the world send them the details. Entry fee is 10 euros with a first prize of 500, 2nd 200 and third 100. It’s simple, get 3 points for a draw and 2 points for a win overall first round matches from 14th to 28th June.


The first round of the Donegal League takes place this Wednesday away to Portnoo.



May 23rd, 2018


The weekend competition was won by Micheal Murray on 39 points on a bot from Joe Mc Garvey. Joe won the Tuesday nine-hole on 22 points. The committee decided to  to play the Club Classic from Saturday to Monday over the June bank holiday weekend. Teams of four can be entered at 0749165416 or preferably at, go to book a tee. Entry fee on Saturday/Sunday is €20 per member and €25 on Monday with barbecue included. Members are encouraged to sponsor tees and all teams are most welcome. All the profits will go to our drainage work .Young Ryan Mc Callion, with Stoke beating Swansea, won the €300 1st prize in the Last Man Standing. He was 2 ahead of runner-up Michael Cannon on 41 points who receives €100. The World Cup competition sheets will soon be available with the first prize of €500.

On Sunday last there was a great turn out of members and former members to say farewell to our treasured club member, Hughie Mc Clafferty. He and Bridie were very much part of the club since 1996 and it never mattered to Hughie whether he scored a four or an eight at a hole. It was all about the company and the comradery. We send our sympathies to all the Mc Clafferty family and may Hughie rest in peace!



May 9 2018


The May Bank Holiday Hamper was won by Neil Gallagher on 40 points, Bernie Mc Callion was in second on 37 and Phelim Mc Geady third also on 37.

In the St Martin’s Open on Monday, Gerard Doran on 38 points was the overall winner, one ahead of Owenie Mc Gee on 37. The gross went to Chris Mc Callion, 3rd to Joe Mc Garvey, and 4th to Feargal Kilfeather. The 9s went to Bernie Mc Callion and Phelim Mc Geady. Sadie Marie Curran was 1st in the ladies with Margaret Mc Clean second. In the draw, the prizes went to Owenie Mc Gee, Conor Murray and Ronan Mc Vicar. Well done to all the organisers of the competition. The Last Man standing is in its final week and Ryan Mc Callion has joined Michael Cannon on 37 points in a week where many punters got no points, even the club captain. The Pierce Purcell team will play in Letterkenny, on Sunday at 10.15. The classic takes place on June 4th, Bank Ooliday Monday. All support and sponsorship will be welcome.

Finally, it’s good to see that the Portuguese golfers are back and in your spare time, you can ask Kevin Boyle how he managed to get a tracksuit top from the great Ogie Moran, 8 times All Ireland winner with Kerry.



May 2, 2018


Sunday’s winner was Darragh Geaney on 39 points 3  ahead of John Mc Callioni in second.  Next Sunday is a may Bank Holiday Hamper  Singles Stableford Competition with the St Martin’s Open on Monday. Book through the websites timesheet. or call 9165416. Presentation of St Martin’s competition will take place on Monday night at 9.00pm. There will be a scramble this Friday with a draw for partners at 6.00pm. Please note that President’s Day will now take place on June 16th and a reminder that the Club Classic is on June 4th.

The Pierce Purcell takes place in Letterkenny on May 13th and as a result, the club will not be taking part in the Ulster Fourball. Those on the Portugal outing are welcome home and we look forward to hearing about long drives and boys who thought they were long.

With two weeks to go in the Last Man Standing it’s an all Cannon show. Michael Rua (dad) has 34 with Patrick also on 34 and club captain  Hugo on 32. Good luck to all in the last two weeks

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April 18 2018


The Gaeltacht is over for another year and congratulations to Gweedore who were the overall winners by one point. Thanks also to Cruit for organising the Captain’s weekend and or their hospitality. It is always a pleasure to play your course. Well done to Brian Mc Gee for his captaincy of the team all winter and for helping himself to overall second place. The best Cloughaneely card was had by Vincent Collum on 37 pts on bot from Francis Boyle. The gross and third went to Gerry Doohan and Manus Mc Clafferty. On Sunday next there will be a singles Stableford competition. The Tuesday/Friday nine-hole competitions continue weekly and all welcome. The New members are always welcome and if necessary we can also find a few golf clubs for you.


April 2018


The winners of the Good Friday scramble weer Paul Doherty, John mc Calllion   and Joe Gallager. The Sat /Sun Hamper competition was won by Paul Doherty on 42 points just pipping Tony Doohan on b.o.t.  Francis Boyle was third on 37.  Monday’s three-ball competition was won by Francis Boyle, Feargal Kilfeather and Vincent Collum on 60 pts. Next weekend the final Gaeltacht match against Portsalon takes place on Sunday at 1.00pm. Captain’s Day in Cruit is the following weekend.

You may play on Sat/Sun in the weekend competition. Return all LMS sheets before Saturday at 12.00pm.

The club extends their sympathies to Kenny Mc Phearson on the recent death of his brother in Scotland.


March 28th 2018


In the Gaeltacht League, the club had a comprehensive 8:1 win over Dunfanaghy. Many matches went to the 18th and we were lucky to come out on top in a number of them.

The  final match is against Portsalon on Sunday the 8th April at 1.00pm. Captains Day is the following weekend in Cruit.Members may play in the weekend competition on Saturday and those not on the team may go out early on Sunday.


Sunday’s winner was Neil Mc Mullan on 39 points just pipping Chris Mc Callion on a bot. There will be a nine-hole scramble on Friday with a draw for partners at 5.00pm. The Easter Hamper will be played for over Saturday and Sunday. Play either or both days. This is an Open competition with excellent prizes. Entry fee €10.00. There will be a Starball competition on Monday at 10.00pm and the nine-hole Tuesday, Friday competitions should be in full swing next week.

The first fairway has been marked out for Verti-Draining purposes and all opinions will be welcome over the next few weeks, after that it will be too late. It is too expensive to completely verti-drain the existing fairway. Talk to the greens convenor, Vincent, or Philip the greenkeeper if you have an opinion.


Dates for your diary are Joe’s President’s Day on June 30th with Hugo’s Captain’s Day on August 11th. Details of the Club Classic and Open-Week will be available soon.

This is a great time of year to take up golf and there is excellent value for beginner membership.

Please return all Last Man Standing forms by Saturday 7th April at 12.00. All funds will go towards drainage work that should extend the playing season later in the year.


Happy Easter to all.



March  13th  2018



The weather was kind to all on Sunday last and the new captain Hugo Cannon had a reasonably good drive until the new president, Joe Gallagher, showed him how to  hit a screamer under pressure.

There was a great turnout for the scramble which was won by Joe Doherty, Vincent Collum and the new captain. They were very happy boys around their firesides for the rest of the day. Thanks to Hugo and to all his helpers for the refreshments. Thanks also to Mc Cafferty’s for their sponsorship.

What a contrast to the Gaeltacht match on Saturday in Gweedore where the wind and rain sent everybody homeward bound after seven holes. The clubs settled on 6 1/2 to 2 1/2. The next match is against Dunfanaghy on Saturday 24th at 9.30.  There will be a nine-hole competition on St Patricks Day, a Starball seems to be on the cards. The sheets are now available for the Last Man Standing that commences on April 9th and runs to the last match of the season. All funds will go the drainage programme that will begin in early April.






2018March 7 2018


Third time lucky and all being well, the Drive-in for new club captain, Hugo Cannon, will take place on Sunday. Assemble at 9.45  and all welcome. There will be light refreshments after the golf. This should be the start of a comprehensive golf programmed for 2018. The nine-hole competitions will commence on Tuesday, 27th March. The club is also considering running a seniors competition on Thursdays later on in the year. Meanwhile, the Gaeltacht fixture against Gweedore goes ahead on Saturday with a gunshot start at 10:00 There is a plan to commence a comprehensive drainage programme on the first and 5th fairways in early April so a little patience and plenty of help will be needed for a few days. Please make every effort, on Sunday next, to pay your fee for 2018 as the current account is desperately looking for an injection to give it a badly needed boost.  Be there on Sunday to witness the perfect drive.

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6th December 2017


On Sunday last  Vincent Collum on a pretty decisive 44 points took 1st place in the Christmas Hamper. Apologies to those who couldn’t make it because of the late notice.

The AGM takes place this Friday at 8.30 pm and all are welcome. It is safe enough to attend because members have committed to most posts. However, all positions are still open to the floor and new faces would be most welcome on the committee.  It is the place to express opinions and suggestions. The Last Man Standing forms are due in this weekend and all the money is going to help with drainage on the 5th hole and with clearing some drains. Return forms at the AGM. To avoid any confusion it has been decided to run a competition every Sunday from now on.



The golf club was the overall winner of our annual Club Classic that took place on Saturday last. A big thank you to our very generous sponsors, to the many members who sponsored tees and greens, to all the teams and especially those from other clubs who gave their support. We are grateful to Dunfanaghy for postponing their past Captain’s Day competition and to Gweedore for re-arranging the GAA classic. Thanks to Stephen Kerr for the burgers and to Bridie for feeding all the early birds. The standard dropped a bit after she left. Thanks to Mrs. Mc Gee who cheerfully and efficiently collected all the entry fees.The much-needed funds will help the club through the long winter.

The teams in the early part of the day got the worst of the conditions and in 4th place on 88,  was the team of Sean Sweeney, Anthony Sweeney, Nigel Ferrry and Cian Ferry. Third went to Gerry Doohan, Brian Mc Gee, Connie Ferry and Joe Mc Garvey also on 88. In second place on 90 points were Joe Friel senior and junior and the classy combination of Conor Ó Gallchóir and Paul Harkin. Hours later with the best of the weather came the winning team led by  Dan Mulhern, with Vincent Collum, Philip Mc Geady and Seán Ó Gallchóir on a massive 103 points. Well done to them finishing the last three holes on 26 points.. Gerard Mc Ginley and Sadie Marie Curran got the nearest the pin prize sponsored by Danny Gallagher of Dunmore, “Parkhead.” Patsy Mc Vicar was kind enough to offer €50.00 for a hole in one at each par three…,,,and he loved the weather.  We can confirm that the last team out, captained by F Mullen from Dunfanaghy, did return.

Next up is the Gaeltacht League and Noel is still looking for a captain to attend Monday’s meeting in Dunfanaghy.


103 Dan Mulhern, Vincent Collum, Philip Mc Geady, Seán ó Gallchóir

90   Joe Friel (s) Joe Friel j Paul Harkin, Conor Ó Gallchóir

88  Gerry Doohan, Brian Mc Gee, Connie Ferry, Joe mc Garvey

88 Sean Sweeney, Anthony Sweeney, Nigel Ferry Cian Ferry

88 Owenie Mc Gee, Shane Collins, Stephen Mc Carthy, Manus Mc Clafferty

85 Neil Gallagher, Sean Mc Geady, Kevin Boyle, Micheal Murray

83 Chris Mc Callion, Bernie Mc Callion, John Mc Callion, Feargal Kilfeather

82 Joe Terry, Patrick Mc Ginley, Kevin Barrett, Neil Mc Mullan

Nearest pin Gerard Mc Ginley, Sadie Marie Curran.