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Spring is in full swing and so is the action in the clubs around Mayo.
Last week John McHale (captain of Castlebar Golf Club) signed a contract with Dar Golf for the development of a reconfigured course east of the existing course at Rocklands in Castlebar. The new development became necessary when part of the existing course was included in the compulsory purchase order for the new Turlough to Westport road. As part of an agreement reached between the club and Mayo County Council additional lands were acquired for the club by the council.
Buccaneers pushed Cork Constitution all the way in Saturday’s Ulster Bank League division 1A fixture before the champions edged a well-contested encounter by 24-19.
The good summer weather brought large numbers out to the golf clubs around the county last weekend.
Choosing the right club can be a difficult decision. There are many golf clubs in Co Galway, each with its own unique blend of offerings. But in addition to the normal considerations of cost, tee-time availability, etc, the golfer also needs to think about the course layout.
ORRECO, co-founded by Renmore native Dr Brian Moore, which is provider of biomarker analysis for professional athletes and international teams, has announced it has joined IBM’s Watson Ecosystem and developed an app that provides personalized strategies to help optimize athletic performance.
There is so much going on in the sporting world it's hard to keep up. The football championship is in full swing, the Euros are around the corner, the passing of Muhammad Ali has grabbed all the front and back pages and then there is the not so small matter of the Mayo hurling team's fantastic win in the Nicky Rackard Cup last Saturday evening in Croke Park. Things look very rosy in the Mayo GAA world and we are still only in the second week in June and yet we have two national titles in the bag.
Tributes have been flowing in for legendary Galway golfer Christy O’Connor Jnr who died unexpectedly while on holiday in the Canaries this week.
Galway golfers were among the winners at the annual Connacht Golf Club's awards. Connemara's Luke O'Neill won the U14 Junior Golfer of the Year, Ross Kelly of Tuam won the U-16 Golfer of the Year, while Ougherard's Devin Morley was named the U18 winner. The meeting also saw the election of the provincial council for 2016:
A well known Galway golfer, Peter O’Connor, otherwise known in the golfing world as “Snowball”, recently passed away at the age of 89.