Winter leagues and AGMs top the bill in clubs around the county


In last weekend’s winter league event sponsored by An Lochán Bar and Restaurant, the gents section was won by Willie Coyne with a score of 47pts playing off 20, with John Freeman in second place with a score of 43pts playing off eight. In the ladies’ section Siobhan Herr was the winner finishing off her round with a score of 37pts. She finished just one point ahead of Kung Fanning who came second with 36pts.


The third round of the Winter League was played in glorious conditions on Sunday last. Winners on the day were: Bernie Lawrence, Vincent Tomas, Peter Quinn and Dick Melrose with a nett score of 46.8. The final of this competition takes place this Sunday, November 21, and the draw for both the final and the plate is posted on the main notice board. The final round will again be run on a shotgun start basis and tee positions are also posted on the main board. The captain's dinner takes place tonight Friday November 19 at 8.30pm. Tickets are available from the club office or from any committee member and are competitively priced at €20 each.

Castlebar ladies

There will be a team of four competition taking place in the club on Saturday December 5, all those interested in playing are asked to get their names on list in the locker room. In last weekends 13 hole Stableford competition, Kate Killalea was the winner on 30 points with Peggy Kilgallon coming home in second place with 29 points. Third place was taken by Mary Rose McNulty who finished her 13 holes with a score of 27 points. The ladies’ club in Castlebar also want to wish new club captain Sean Smith and his committee all the best for 2011.


In last weekend’s 15 hole competition, Michael Conway was the man who came out on top finishing off with a score of 37 points, he finished just one ahead of Derek Wash with a score of 36 points. The Claremorris Golf Club AGM will take place on Friday next, November 26.


Splendid weather greeted the members for the second round of the winter league. And at the end of play the long standing gents’ record of 54pts stood no more. The team of Liam Friel, Vincent Rigney, Pat Gallagher and John Collins recorded a score of 57pts. Although Liam Friel posted three birdies on the back nine, the key performance was that of Vincent Rigney, who secured seven pars.

At a well attended AGM last Thursday, council chairman Liam Friel oversaw a detailed review of club activities during the last 12 months. Using the unique agenda that is familiar to the members, Friel outlined the direction the club is taking during the current economic climate.

Richard Gill, club treasurer, was forensic in his analysis of the club’s income and expenditure accounts. Although there was a decrease in overall trading income, the financial structures that the members have put in place over the last number of years are paying off and it was explained to those present that the club was on a sound financial footing. Christy Madigan was successful in his bid to secure the hon secretary nomination and he now holds the secretary position both on the men’s club and council.


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