Captain's Day and President's prizes to the fore around Mayo

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Shane Freeman winner of the Captain's Prize at Ballyhaunis Golf club being congratulated by Martin McDermott (captain). Photo: Glynns Photography.

Shane Freeman winner of the Captain's Prize at Ballyhaunis Golf club being congratulated by Martin McDermott (captain). Photo: Glynns Photography.

August is here, and the big competitions around the clubs of Mayo keep coming thick and fast and it was no different last weekend.

Balla

Last weekend's gents' stableford club competition was won by Mick Mellett with score of 41pts, he finished two points in front of second placed Dermot MacMahon with Don Dillon in third place. The ladies' competition was won by Patricia Conwell with a score of 41pts, Helen Byrne finished in second place with Carmel Costello coming home in third place. The open classic competition was won by the trio of Aine Mhic Suibhne, Aodan MacSuibhne, and Marian Gormley with a score of 88pts. The all ladies' open classic was won by Maria Flanagan, Geraldine Kilgallon, and Margaret Walsh with a score of 84pts, while Conor McGuinness, Brian McGuinness, and Sean McGuinness were the winners of the all gents' open classic. Captain's Day will take place on Saturday (changed from Sunday to facilitate those who wish to go to the match ). Ladies can play on Sunday, or arrangements can be made to play on Saturday evening by contacting Sean Canny (Captain ). A  youths scramble will be held this evening, Friday, August 18.

Ballina

Anthony Gallagher was the winner of the recent 18-hole open Wednesday competition at the club with a score of 39pts. The most recent Sunday competition was won by Stephen Lanagan with a score of 42pts, PJ Ruddy finished in second place with Brian Timoney in third place. In the juniors competition, Darragh Ginty was the winner with a score of 32net, with Patrick McLoughlin finishing in third place and Ewan Cafolla in third place.

Ballinrobe

It was Lady Captain's Prize Day in Ballinrobe last weekend and Lousie Cribben was the winner of ladies' competition with a score of 97.5nett, Virginia Connolly finished in second place with Carmel Sweeney in third place. The gross prize was won by Shannon Burke, with the first 18 holes won by Mary Daly. Fourth place went to Marie Burke, with Angel Murphy in fifth spot and Catherine O'Toole in third. The category prizes went to Ann Treacy, Aine Melville, and Sarah Staunton. The past captain winner was Peggy Butler. In the gents' competition Alan Salmon was the winner with Kieran O'Reilly in second place, the gross prize went to Jonathan Hudson and there was category wins for Michael Joyce, Tony Humphry, and Declan Tierney.

Ballyhaunis

Kay Buckley was the winner of the ladies' event last weekend with a score of 43pts, she finished in front of Aine Whelan in second place and Anne Curley in third place. The gents' competition was won by David Hannon with a score of 45pts, John Jordan finished in second place with Seamus Swift coming home in third place.

Claremorris

Last weekend Claremorris hosted the club diaspora classic, the winning team was the foursome of Tom Higgins, Andrew Finn, Chris O'Neill, and Willie Feeley with a score of 99pts. Second place went to the team of Johnny Monaghan, Pat Hession, Declan Hession, and Gary O'Toole who scored 95pts. In third place was Noel Grier, Liam O'Connell, Malachy Monahan, and Jim Egan. The nearest the pin prize went to Kieran Canavan, with David Grant and Marita McDonald sharing the longest drive win.

Mulranny

Sean Heverin was a clear winner of John Feeney’s President’s Prize at glorious Mulranny. Heverin shot a dazzling 63 in brilliant sunshine on Sunday. This completes the 'Majors' double for Heverin as he already has a Captain’s Prize on his golfing CV. John Eastman finished runner up with a 67. Third place went to Andrew Forde, with Clive Pullen finishing in fourth place and Vinny Gannon coming home in fifth place. The ladies' competition on the day was won by Nicola Sheridan, with a score of 20pts, Sandra Eastman came home in second with Mary Joyce finishing in third place.

Swinford

Last Saturday's gents' competition was won by Gerry Roynane with a score of 40pts, Eugene Maloney finished in second place two points behind with Joe Kennedy in third place. In the Sunday competition, Sean O'Hara was the winner with a score of 39pts, Gerry Roynane finished in second place and Matt Duggen finished in third place. In the ladies' competition Aine MhicSuibhne took the win with a score of 36pts, Julie Loftus finished in second place and Kiltty Cullinane came home in third spot. Bernie Walsh won the front nine, with Patricia Feeney winning the back nine.

Westport

James Fahy's score of 65net was enough to win the Captain's Prize in Westport last weekend, Eddie Walsh finished in second place with Thomas F Walsh coming home in third place. The gross prize went to Liam Halpin, with category wins going to Des Mahon, John Gavin, Peter Moran, and Thomas Walsh. The senior prize went to Noel Feeney, Brendan Burns won the past captains' competition with Mike Cullingworth winning the best new member prize. Jean McAleer was the winner of the Lady Captain's Prize with a score of 38pts, second place went to Maeve O'Farrell and Maureen Keane was the gross prize winner. There were category prize wins for Ann Corcoran, Maureen Behan, and Tina Whyte.

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