White wins at glorious Greencastle
THE penultimate outing
of the 2017/18 Donegal ETB Golf Society year was
played at a sun soaked Greencastle Golf Club on a
perfect day for golf. The mild Spring conditions
contributed to some excellent scoring from the
members of this popular society with the best scores
of the season being recorded.
Winner on the day, with a fine score of 39pts, was
Finn Valley College teacher Rory White, who was
delighted with the win after returning from injury.
White was pushed all the way by a fantastic effort
from society stalwart Paddy Kelly who rolled back
the years to record an excellent score of 38pts.
Indeed, the positions could easily have been
switched but for Paddy calling a foul on himself
during his round in a fine show of sportsmanship
that highlights all that is good about this
Marcel McCafferty (left), Captain
2017-2018 with Winner Rory White.
The excellent scoring
continued with a fine pair of 37pts from Sean Murphy
and Tommy Greally to fill the top four, Sean
securing 3rd place in a Break of Tie. The retired
members prize went to Greencastle member Alex Harkin
with 35pts while Society secretary Jim Mc Glynn
scooped the Category 4 prize with yet another hefty
total of 36pts.
All eyes now turn to Letterkenny and the final
outing of Captain Marcel Mc Cafferty’s year on May
12th. It promises to be quite the shootout as the
Golfer of the Year standings are as tight as they
have been in many a year. The top three positions
are filled by past winners with Alex Harkin on 63pts
with a five point lead over Oliver Plunkett and
Paddy Mc Daid, both on 58pts. Others within striking
distance are Pascale Gallinagh on 56pts with Cathal
Mc Gee a further three points back on 53pts.
Donegal ETB Golf Society (L-R) Alex
Harkin, Tommy Greally, Marcel McCafferty, Captain
2017-2018, Paddy Kelly, Rory White, Winner, and Sean
The jostling for
positions is as fierce in the race for the
‘Magnificent 7’ crown with Brid Kelly leading the
way on 12pts from Kate Gallagher on 11pts and Cathal
McGee a further point back on 10pts.
Finally, the society would like to extend its thanks
to Greencastle Golf Club for their customary
hospitality and to Mr Philip Devlin for all his help
on the day.
Our thanks to everyone who came along and made this
a very enjoyable and entertaining day’s golf.
Captain 2017-18, Marcel McCafferty would like to
remind all Schools and Centres that newcomers,
irrespective of their golfing ability, are most
welcome to join this excellent Society. Membership
conditions are available on ETB Intranet Site or by
contacting Society P.R.O. Rory White (
firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Captain 2017/18
Marcel McCafferty (
The next Outing is Mr Marcel Mc Cafferty's Captain's
Prize at Letterkenny Golf Club on Saturday 12th of