15/May/2019 – Junior News

Table Quiz – Junior Fund Raiser

A big thank you to all our members who supported our super Table Quiz on Friday 3rd May. It was a fantastic success. To Pat Brennan and his team of helpers who did a wonderful job running the Quiz. It was a great night and a there was a great atmosphere in the club house. Well done to all the winners. The Juniors are very lucky to have such great support from all the members of Donabate Golf Club.

The last few weeks have been very for our Juniors on the Inter Club front.

Sat March 30th – Irish Junior Foursomes:
We played Skerries away. The competition format is 2 foursome matches with the aggregate score over the 2 matches of 18 holes determining the result.
Team was Ben Hanratty & Clyde Burke, Brian Hanratty & Cormac Burke. We lost by 5 holes.

Sun March 31st – Fred Daly Trophy:
We played Portmarnock with 3 in Donabate and 2 in Portmarnock.
Team was Brian Hanratty, Eoghan Gallagher & Ben Hanratty at home and Josh Higgins & Clyde Burke away in Portmarnock. Sadly we came up against a better team and were beaten, but the bonus was teams beaten in prelim and first round go in to the Fred Daly Plate competition.

Mon April 15th – Andy Desmond Trophy 2 x Foursomes:
Team was Ben Hanratty, Clyde Burke, Eoghan Gallagher & Josh Higgins.
We played in The Island against Balbriggan in some very testing 40km winds and rain. The days golf was abandoned after 9 holes and rescheduled for a strokes qualifying in Beaverstown on Thursday 18th April.
Team was Brian Hanratty, Eoghan Gallagher, Ben Hanratty, Josh Higgins. Super score of 73 (1 over) by Brian & Eoghan saw us qualify 2nd for the semifinals.

Tue April 23rd – Andy Desmond Semi Final:
We played against Royal Dublin in the semi-final in Portmarnock Links. Our lads played some great golf on the day and were narrowly beaten by 2 holes by the eventual winners.
Team was Eoghan & Rory Gallagher, Josh Higgins & Sean Bollard.

Mon May 6th – Fred Daly Plate:
We had 3 matches in Clontarf and 2 in Donabate.
We lost 3-2 despite winning 2 matches away in Clontarf, one of which was on the 19th but the decisive blow was dealt by Clontarf with a birdie on the 20th (Blue 2) at home.
Team; Eoghan Gallagher, Brian & Ben Hanratty, Josh Higgins, Clyde Burke.

Sat May 11th – Leinster U15 Matchplay:
We had 2 matches in Roganstown and 3 @ home.
Team : Ben Hanratty, Clyde Burke, Rory Gallagher, Macdara Matthews, Brian Kavanagh.
We lost 3 1/2 to 1 1/2.

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