Local competitions continue around the county

Golf

John William Burke who won the Ulster Kids Golf Trophy in the Slieve Russell Hotel Golf and Country Club Cavan representing Ballyhaunis Golf Club.

John William Burke who won the Ulster Kids Golf Trophy in the Slieve Russell Hotel Golf and Country Club Cavan representing Ballyhaunis Golf Club.

Last weekend saw plenty of good scoring around the golf clubs in Mayo. 

Balla

John Tuohy was the winner of the gents' strokeplay competition with a score of 52, second place went to PJ Brett with Berine O'Connor coming home in third place and Derek Reilly taking the gross prize. The ladies' competition was won by Aine MhicSuibhne with a round of 53, second place went to Mary B O'Donnell with Margaret Walsh coming home in third spot and Breege Gordon taking the gross prize. John Tuohy was the winner of the Joe Leavy Memorial Trophy which was played at the club recently. The club scramble was won by the trio of Mary B Prendergast, Julie Loftus and Carmel Henry; second place went to PJ Brett, Mick Mellett and Alo Filan and third place was claimed by Bernie Bourke, Marie Flanagan and Matt Leonard.

Ballinrobe

Tom Ferrick was the winner of the gents' stableford competition with a score of 41pts, Joe Sheridan finished in second place and the gross prize went to Sean Keane. The category winners were Brian Finnerty, Ger Garvey and Declan Tierney. The front nine prize went home with Donagh Greaney with a score of 21pts, the back nine was won by Ray Prendergast. The ladies' competition was won by Marian Scully with Niamh D'Arcy coming home in second place, Mary Daly took the third place finish and fourth place went to Geraldine Ryan. The front nine prize went went to Connie Ryan and Bernie Divilly won the back nine prize.

Castlebar

The ladies' competition was won by Claire Granahan with a score of 44pts, she finished one point in front of Mary Fox in second place, third spot was claimed by Mary Martin and fourth spot went to Anne Wiseman. The midweek stableford was won by Beverly Flynn and Loretta O'Malley, second place went to the pair of Cora Mulroy and Kate Killalea and the back nine prize to the duo of Ann Gallagher and Carmel Moran.

Claremorris

Lousie Grant was the winner of the ladies' competition with a score of 38pts, the nine hole winner was Pat Dillon on 19pts and the category prize went home with Noreen Curley. The gents competition was won by David Rattigan who hit 40pts and won on a count back. The category prizes went home with Eoin Prendergast, Frank Mullen, Greg Mulkerns and Bert Sexton.

Mulranny

on the Inter-club scene it was a mixed week for Mulranny teams. The seniors had a battle royal with their old rivals Castlebar and managed to scrape through on a 3½ to 1½ margin. Mulranny were comfortable winners in the first two matches at home, while in Castlebar the home side easily won one match. The final match in Mulranny was decided on the eighteenth with Mulranny coming out on top while the second match in Castlebar was called in on the seventeenth, while all square. Next up is Claremorris in the zone semi-final. The Pierce Purcell team went under to Ballinrobe, winning two matches at home while going down in both matches in Ballinrobe. The deciding match in Mulranny saw Ballinrobe clinch a narrow victory on the eighteenth.

Alan McAdam’s 37pts claimed first place in the club stableford competition at the weekend. Clive Pullen took second prize also on 37pts and extended his lead in Golfer of Year. Competitions secretary Rod Wood finished third on 36pts. In the annual primary schools competition, Newport school retained their title by half point over gallant Dromgallagh. Six schools took part and the young people had a most enjoyable evening. The winning team consisted of Sina Rothwell, Jamie Sheridan, Conor Dunleavey, Kyle Moran, Caoife Moran, Shane Rothwell, Dillan Sheridan, Dara MacDonacha, Finn MacDonacha.

Swinford

Breege Spain was the winner of the ladies' nine hole stableford with a score of 20pts, she finished two points in front of Margaret McNicholas in second place and Mary Horkan came home in third spot. The gents' competition was won by Gary McNeela with a score of 66nett, Declan Healy was home in second place a stroke behind and Rob Thornburgh finished in third place.

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