Tight finishes in club competitions across Mayo

Balla

In last weekend’s stableford competition James Lavin was the winner of the gents’ section with a score of 38pts. He managed to hold off the challenge of Padraig Joyce in second place who finished on 36pts. Vinny Gibbons claimed third place also with a score of 36pts, finishing behind Joyce courtesy of the second placed man’s score on the back nine. In the ladies’ competition Geraldine O’Malley came home ahead of the pack with a score of 34pts. She finished one point clear of Pat Dillon in second place and Julie Loftus claimed third with a score of 32pts.

All members are reminded that the annual subscription is now due and all new members to the club are welcomed. The captain’s drive in will take place on March 27 at 12pm, and there will be a three ball scramble afterwards.

Ballyhaunis

In the stableford competition played last weekend, which was sponsored by Todd Campbell, Ballinlough, the ladies’ competition was won by Róisín Hill with a score of 40pts. Siobhán Herr was a distant second place finisher with a score of 34pts. In the gents’ competition Shane Gilmartin was the winner at the end of a close day’s golf. He finished the day on 39pts just one point ahead of second placed John Moran.

Claremorris

In the winter league competition last weekend, the team of Owen Hannon, Pat Burke, and Páraic McHugh were the winners with a score of 79 points. In second place was the trio of Fergal Hughes, Fergal Corbett and Brendan Walsh just one point behind. Third place was claimed by Tomás Mannion, Myles Forde, and Sean Mannion. The leading qualifiers at the moment are the trio of Austin Garvin, Philip White and Tadgh Mullin.

Mulranny

Mulranny golf season swings into action in earnest next Sunday when the captains’ drive in (Trish Hoban and Patsy Noone ) takes place at 9.30am followed by a four ball scramble. The scramble is sponsored by Castlebar Credit Union and names should be forwarded to Mary Joyce 087 1683894. A special invitation is extended to new members to come along and you will be allocated to a team.

Membership is now due and should be paid before playing in any competition. Single membership is great value at €260 and family membership is on offer for €400. A new category has been introduced where beginners can have a five-day membership for one year for only €100.

Westport

In the ladies’ stableford competition last week, Geraldine Marry came out on top with a score of 17pts. She was joined on the winners’ podium by Nuala Moody and Jean McAleer who both finished on 15pts, with the placing decided by the players’ handicaps. In the gents’ section Tommy Lyons hit a fine score of 43pts to claim victory, with Padraic Moran coming home in second place on a score of 41pts, with Joe Kavanagh the third place man home. The captains’ (Tom Walsh and Maura Jennings ) drive-in will take place on Saturday next. Proceedings will begin at 1pm sharp and will be followed by a nine hole scramble competition. The entry fee is €5 and the presentation of prizes will take place afterwards.

The club has decided, in association with the Bone Marrow Leukaemia Trust, to organise a ‘Brains of Mayo’ table quiz which will be held over three weeks later this month. Teams of four will be invited to participate on either Thursday March 24 or March 31, with the qualifiers on both evenings invited to take part in the grand final on Thursday, April 7. Proceedings will begin at 9pm sharp on each evening in the Castlecourt Hotel.

 

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