Prehen club house gets new look thanks to Dulux

City of Derry Golf Club.City of Derry Golf Club.
City of Derry Golf Club.
CITY of Derry Golf Club has unveiled a brand new look, thanks to a generous paint donation from the Dulux ‘Let’s Colour’ Project.

The Prehen club, situated on the Victoria Road, has been a focal point for the local community for about 100 years and currently boasts 300 members.

And a Volunteer group, ‘The Friends of Prehen’, made up of 15 local retired people, has been carrying out work on the club for the past two years in order to keep it looking its best.

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So to finish their renovation, the group applied for a paint donation from the Dulux Paints ‘Let’s Colour’ Project to add the finishing touches to the clubhouse.

Rolling up their sleeves, the volunteers painted the railings and woodwork around the entire building with bright red paint, livening up what had been the drab exterior to the clubhouse.

The paint was kindly donated by Dulux Decorator Centres in Derry as part of the ‘Let’s Colour’ mission to add colour to people’s lives, after Friends of Prehen volunteer and former City of Derry official, Eamon McCourt, nominated the project online.

Eamon said: “We are extremely grateful to the ‘Let’s Colour’ project which has allowed us to refresh the clubhouse and improve the facilities for all of our members.

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“The team at the Dulux Decorator Centre was extremely knowledgeable, offering us advice on the best paints to use for the job, which will ensure we keep the bright new look for years to come.

“The clubhouse has been a part of the community here for several generations and it’s great to see it looking its best once more,” he added.

Richard Warren, store manager of the Dulux Decorator Centre on Derry’s Queen’s Quay, said: “We’ve been really pleased to support the Friends of Prehen in refurbishing the golf club. The building has really benefited from a fresh coat of paint and the work will make a real difference to everyone who uses the facility.”

To find out further information on the Let’s Colour Project, or to apply, visit

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While last Thursday’s competition at City of Derry on Winter Course rules saw Seamus Given (12) with 33 points claim first place, second was Alan Montgomery (14) after he scored 28 points after a break of tie finish Martin McNulty (6) with 27 points was third.

Meanwhile, at North West Golf Club on Saturday in the Singles Sweep and despite a poor start having recorded just two points after two holes, Robbie McFadden took the headlines.

He then poceeded to add an excellent 39 points to his score over the next 16 holes for a winning 41 points.

The runner-up Ronan McLaughlin (10) with 40 points and his birdie, birdie finish actually squeezed out his father, Patsy (11), into third place.

However, the 13th hole was to Terry Meenan’s liking, using his trusty seven iron, recorded the first “ace” at NW in 2014.

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