Coyler is 'The Old Dog for the Hard Road'
It was an oft-used phrase of our much-missed friend and on Saturday it was a prophetic one as Joe Coyle rolled out some of his best golf to win the John Sweeney Memorial with a superb 64-nett score.
On a tough day for golf, with the course playing hard and fast and a two-club breeze blowing, Joe carded a fine tally of nine pars and two birdies to win by two shots.
Successive bogeys at the 13th and 14th put some pressure on the winner, but he responded with a birdie and two pars over the closing stretch to ensure his name will be etched on the magnificent trophy.
The gross prize went the way of Jamie Foley (4) with a fine round of 73 for one-over par, while Deirdre Hensey (22) capped a celebratory week for the clan by taking the Ladies section with a 66 nett score.
We had 150 players turned out on the day, with plenty familiar faces crossing from Rosapenna to play in John's memory – thanks to all that played.
John Sweeney Memorial – Saturday 24th June
Winner: Joe Coyle (14) – 64 nett
Runner-up: Deirdre Hensey (22) – 66 nett
Gross: Jamie Foley (4) – 73 gross
Third: Brendan Cullen (24) – 66 nett
First Nine: Brian Devlin (14) – 34 nett
Second Nine: Finian Ferry (18) – 28 nett
Portsalon Open Week
The fixture list below is for Open Week 2023. All Timesheets will go live on the 28th June at 18.00.
Wednesday 12th July = Open Week - Singles Stableford kindly sponsored by Pattersons Caravan Park – Gents & Ladies
Thursday 13th July = Open Week - Single Stroke kindly Sponsored by Total Golf – Gents & Ladies
Friday 14th July = Open Week - Open Week -2 person Scramble for Donegal Hospice Charity Day (All proceeds on the day go to Donegal hospice) Gents & Ladies (Any combination) Prizes kindly sponsored by Keating Amenities.
Saturday 15th July = Open Week - 4BBB kindly sponsored by Knockalla Caravan & Campsite - Gents & Ladies (Any combination)
Sunday 16th July 2023 = Open Week - Single Stableford kindly Sponsored by Pat O'Neill Building Services Ltd Gents & Ladies
Monday 17th July = Open Week - Single Stableford kindly Sponsored by Oilean Glas Teoranta - Gents & Ladies
Tuesday 18th July = Open Week - V Par Kindly Sponsored by Donegal Oil - Gents & Ladies
Wednesday 19th July = Open Week - Single Stableford kindly Sponsored by Letterkenny Driving Range - Gents & Ladies
Thursday 20th July = Open Week - Singles Stableford kindly Sponsored by Belles Kitchen Rathmullan - LADIES ONLY
Wednesday 21st June
Winner: Kyle Black (29) – 47 pts
Runner-up: Paddy McDevitt (13) – 45 pts
Gross: Johnny Shields (3) – 34 gross pts
Third: Cathal McGettigan (20) – 41 pts
Sunday 25th June
Winner: Joe McLarnon (34) – 70 nett BOT
Runner-up: Diarmuid Logue (8 ) – 70 nett BOT
Gross: Ryan McGettigan (1) – 73 gross
Third: Finbarr McNamee (12) – 70 nett