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Gentleman Jim wins Captain's Prize in style 06.06.17

Long serving society secretary and Mr Donegal ETB Golf Society himself, Jim Mc Glynn, was the popular and emphatic winner of Gareth Doherty's Captain's prize played in Ballybofey and Stranorlar Golf Club.  Jim romped home with a superb score of 42 Pts to claim the most prestigious prize of the year by three points from Eamon McDonnell in second and Alex Harkin in third on 39pts bot. Paddy McDaid on 38pts and Eanna O'Mannion a point further back completed the top five.
Jim was understandably thrilled to win and he paid tribute to his playing partners on the day as well as to Gareth for leading the Society so well throughout his year as captain.
Captain Gareth Doherty with winner Jim McGlynn.
The final outing of the year for the society also saw the two main prizes awarded for Golfer of the Year and the Mary Ann Kane memorial trophy for the Magnificent Seven.  The Golfer of the Year trophy this year will have a familiar name inscribed on it after Abbey VS teacher, Oliver Plunkett easily defended his title.  This was an excellent achievement by Oliver who demonstrated a great level of consistency, always being there or thereabouts in each outing to deservedly come out on top.
Golfer of the Year 2016/17 winner Oliver Plunkett and Captain Gareth Doherty.
Indeed Oliver almost completed 'the double' again as he was only just pipped to the Magnificent Seven trophy by a very popular winner, Ms Kate Gallagher.  This trophy is awarded for the highest cumulative scores gathered over the course of the season from 'signature' holes decided on by our Captain.  Kate came on strong in the final event to beat Oliver into second place in a countback.  By winning, she has become the first female member to collect this award.
Magnificent 7 winner Kate Gallagher and Captain Gareth Doherty..
Gareth's final act as captain was to chair the Society AGM, where he reflected on his year as Captain which included a very enjoyable overnight trip to the Slieve Russell in Cavan.  He welcomed and wished all the best to incoming society captain, Michael McGrath, who in turn nominated Marcel McCafferty as his Vice Captain.
Next year the society celebrates its 25th year and it continues to be extremely successful and popular among its members.  Any current or former ETB staff and partners interested in joining the society may do so by contacting any of the society officers in any of the schools or offices in the ETB.
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