Dunfanaghy Golf Club NotesOur Indian summer continued last week with some fine weather in Dunfanaghy. In the Wednesday Open Singles stableford, there were some fine scores to match with first second and third places having to be separated on a BOT on 37 points. The winner was Neil McGinley with Collan Keegan in second and Declan Lynch of Strabane in third. Gerard Breslin, playing off 7 from Cruit won the gross with 29 gross points.In Saturday’s Open Singles Stableford, Paul Burton, playing off 10, came home with a terrific score of 41 points to take first place narrowly beating Shaun McGinley, who also had a great score of 40 points. In Sunday’s Stroke Competition Frank Kelly took the family honours with a 64 nett beating both Brendan and Michael although Michael did manage to take third place with a nett 67. Daniel McColgan was second with a 65 nett and Paul Smyth took the gross with a 78.Junior GolfHaving won the Juveniles Section last week, Lucas Wood scored another win this week with a great score of 31, narrowly beating Michael Dolan into second place. In the “Wild Geese” section, Jack Druce won on the course while Matthew Wilkinson won the putting. Sean McBride also made another great contribution and could have won in either department.There was no Senior Boys Section this week however Carlos O’Reilly won at a canter last week with 48 points, one of the best scores of the year. It will not be long until Carlos is playing off single figures. Competition Results:Wednesday 19th October – Gents Open Single Stableford 1st Neil McGinley 37 pts2nd Collan Keegan 37 pts botGross Gerard Breslin 29 gross pts3rd Declan Lynch 37 pts bot Saturday 22nd October – Gents Open Single Stableford 1st Paul Burton 41 pts2nd Shaun McGinley 40 ptsSunday 23rd October – Gents Club Stroke 1st Frank Kelly 64 pts2nd Daniel McColgan 65 pts Gross Paul Smyth 78 gross pts3rd Michael Kelly 67 ptsEvents for the Week Ahead:Wednesday 26th October – Gents Open Stableford Saturday 29th October – Captain’s v President’s and presentation to under 16 Boys (names to be put on entry sheet in the front foyer before Friday)time changes on Saturday night. Sunday 30th October – Stewart Bam Cup V ParThe Vardon Lounge will be now only open for foodFriday 3-8Saturday 12-8Sunday 12-8Neil McGinley comes out on top after brilliant competition at Dunfanaghy was last modified: October 26th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DunfanaghygolfSport
(Image courtesy Alaska Inter-Agency Management Team)Fire crews Wednesday morning mapped the Funny River fire out to be nearly 183,300 acres.Tom Lavagnino, with the incident management team, says the rain has helped a little bit, but it’s not the biggest reason the fire’s growth has slowed.“The bigger factor, probably, is there’s lack of wind,” Lavagnino said. “The first couple days and the aggressive growth period were due to wind-driven fire, and that hasn’t happened yesterday.”Lavignino says the fire line along the western edge is well-established and secure. He also says a fuel break established by the community over the past several years has played a large role in containing the northern edge of the fire.“Kudos to them,” Lavagnino said. “They’re very successful in stopping the fire and having retardant being able to reach the ground at that point and mitigate the fire so the hand crews can come in in the fire trucks and suppress the fire a little more – and safely.”For now, most of the fire crews’ efforts will be on the northeast and eastern borders of the fire.There are 713 personnel working on the Funny River fire.All evacuation advisories in the area have been lifted.There is a community meeting scheduled Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at the Funny River Community Center.