The good summer weather brought large numbers out to the golf clubs around the county last weekend.
Last weekend's open strokeplay gents' competition was won by Donagh Gilmartin, with Paul Murtagh finishing in second place and Michael Neary coming home in third spot. Fourth place went to Mick Mellett, with James Waldron finishing in fifth place and the gross prize was won by Adrian O'Connell. The category prize was won by Tommy Foy and the visitors' prize was claimed by Tomas Walsh. The ladies' competition was won by Mary B O'Donnell with Mary B Prendergast finishing in second place, the gross prize went to Breege Jennings, with the rest of the placings won by Caroline Gilmartin, Carmel Henry, Nora O'Reilly, and Breege Moran. The category prizes were won by Geraldine O'Malley, Margaret Walsh, and Breege Walsh.
The gents' competition last weekend was won by Enda Jordan with a score of 66 nett, his back nine play saw him finish just in front of Daniel McHale who came home in second place, and third place went to Liam Casey. The ladies' competition was won by Mary Reynolds with a score of 67 nett, with Eimear O'Halloran finishing in second, and Shauna Smith coming home in third place.
Sean Keane was the winner of the gents' competition last weekend with a score of 40pts, two points further back in second place was Sean Mulryan, and the gross prize was claimed by John Hudson with 29pts. The category prizes were claimed by Sean Frehan, Ger Fahy, and Michael Rattigan. The front nine competition was won by Val McMahon, and the back nine win was claimed by Kevin Staunton. The ladies' competition was won by Joanne Hynes with a score of 40pts, and the category prizes were claimed by Marian Walsh, Ann Galvin, and Mary Craddock. The front nine was won by Lila Smith and the back nine win was claimed by Agnes O'Connor.
Last weekend's gents' competition was won by Michael Lyons with a score of 63 nett, his back nine scoring saw him edge Anthony Cunnane after he also finished on a score of 63 nett, and the gross prize was won by Shane Freeman with a score of 70 gross. The ladies' competition was won by Nuala Fitzgerald with a score of 69 nett.
Albert Dravins was the overall winner of last weekend's gents' competition with a whopping 46pts, the category prizes were won by Mick Kilcourse, Billy Evans, and Eamon Glancy. The student/junior prize was won by Alex Evans.
Last weekend's gents' competition was won by Shane Prendergast with a fine score of 49pts, the category prizes were won by Conor McGuinness, Enda Gurren, Noel Grier, and Ger Conroy. The ladies' competition was claimed by Lorraine Dolan with a score of 47pts and the nine-hole competition was won by Margaret Diskin.
Mulranny will be hoping that the glorious sunshine continues over the Bank Holiday weekend to lure a large number of golfers to the links course which is in excellent condition. The occasion is the club’s annual Am Am fundraiser, played over four days, Friday to Monday, where teams of four, at a cost of €80, will vie for valuable prizes. For a time sheet booking, over the four days, contact (086 ) 1683894 or the clubhouse (098 ) 6198188 (Friday to Monday only ). Last weekend Vinnie Gannon, with 42pts was an impressive winner of the Jack O’Hara sponsored stableford. Richard Keane took second place on 39pts, with fourball partner Paddy Chambers having to settle for third place on 38pts. Michael Joyce captured the Seamus Daly Memorial Open with 44pts, Tom Mulloy was second on 39pts, while Tom Browne continued his good form with 38pts for third place.
There was just one point between winner Ron Howko and second placed Matt Duggan in last weekend's stableford competition. Howko took the win with a score of 41pts, and third place went to Gerry Roynane. The ladies' competition was won by Dympna O'Donnell where there was also just one point between her and second placed Annie McNeela when O'Donnell finished on a score of 41pts. Tomorrow Saturday is the President's Day prize in the club.
In last weekend's golfer of the year competition, Conor Conway was the overall winner of the weekend with a score of 39pts, the category prizes were won by David Scott, Jim Keane, and Bernard O'Regan, with the gross prize going to Noel Kavanagh.