Jim Conlon won the men’s section of the Sheridan Electric’s stableford competition last weekend with a score of 36; his back nine scoring separated him from Michael Gannon, who finished in second place also on 36. Third place went to PJ Brett who finished with a score of 35. The ladies’ competition was a tight affair with the top three all finishing on 34. Geraldine Evans won out thanks to a fine back three finish, Aine McDonald’s back nine scoring saw her hold off Lynn Coffey in third. The youths competition was won by Dara Cawley. This weekend there will be a waltz competition with teams of three competing, sponsored by Heiton Buckley, Castlebar.
In last weekend’s competition sponsored by Heneghan’s Pharmacy, Kiltimagh, David Burke was the winner of the men’s section with a score of 63 playing off 12. Michael Lyons came second finishing also on 63, with Derek Walsh finishing off in third place on 64. The ladies’ section was won by Kay Buckley who shot an impressive 67. Marge Hierons came home in second place just one back in 68, while Susan Laffey finished third on 70. Paul Finnegan won the youths’ competition with a score of 67.
Last weekend saw a hookers and slicers competition on Friday won by Tony Langdon on 26pts. Eddie Keigher came second on 24pts with Des Farrell taking third spot.
The Saturday competition was a club classic sponsored by MK Tyres. The team of G Mulligan, P Quinn, B Kiely, and E Jones won out on 97pts, with their back nine scoring seeing them hold off the second placed team. That team was made up of the foursome of D Melrose, T Ivers, E Keigher, and V Tomas who also finished on 97pts. The nearest the pin honours went to Eithne Daly on the 14th. On Sunday the stableford competition, sponsored by Davy’s Tool Hire, saw J O’Connor win out with a score of 46pts. P Naughton finished five points back in second place with P Hopkins taking third. Tickets for the course development fundraising draw are now on sale from the club office or any committee members, all members are asked to support this draw.
The Eddie Murphy sponsored day at the club saw Eamon Doherty win out with 44pts. Brian Burke took the honours in the Cat 1 section, Mark Walsh in Cat 2 and Noel Crean in Cat 3. The ladies’ competition was won by Emer Day who scored 42pts, to finish four points in font of second placed Bernie O’Brien, while Norma Keane finished third on 37pts.
The Bill Dervan Day in conjunction with the Western Hotel was an outstanding success with over 140 playing. The club will hold an open evening shortly for new members. There will be further news on this next week. Open Thursdays have commenced at the club. Already large crowds are availing of the good weather to play in them.
Sunday will see a Golfer of the Year competition sponsored by Kelly’s Butchers Newport, please put your name on a sheet in the clubhouse for the draw before this evening Friday April 23, or call Mary on 086-1683894. A time sheet will be in operation on Sunday.
Lady members are reminded that round three of the new April matchplay competition must be played on or before April 24. Also the entry sheet for the 2010 Maura Scott competition is now open. The closing date for this competition, one of the “Majors” for the ladies’ club, is April 27. Paddy Donohoe was a very popular winner of the Donie O’Connor Memorial played on Sunday last. He had two shots to spare in the overall prize, over Peter McNally and Bernadette Bergin. The Hughes Cup qualifier will take place next Sunday. Paddy will certainly go in as one of the favourites along with Joe Kelly, who featured in the prizes for the second week in a row. Eugene Lavelle has also shown some good form with a victory mid-week to follow up his strong showing in the Scanlon Cup in Castlebar recently.