Bank holiday weekend promises big weekend of golf



Aodan McSuibhnie was the winner of the gents competition last weekend, with a score of 38pts, Oliver Moran finished in second place two points back with John O’Connor in third. In the ladies competition Breege Moran was the winner carding a score of 35pts, Sheila Coughlan came home in second one point behind, with Pat Dillon third. James Lavin hit a hole in one on the 17th hole.

This weekend’s competition is a stableford, sponsored by Lawnmower and Tool Hire, Castlebar. This competition will run over the Easter weekend including Easter Monday. Closing date for entries to Joe O’Brien Foursomes is April 23, an entry sheet is posted in the clubhouse.


Last Sunday’ stableford competition was won by John Freeman with a score of 40pts, he finished two points ahead of John Murphy in second place. The club will hosting a number of events over the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend, on Friday there will be an 18 hole stableford, a 18 hole stroke competition on Saturday with an other stableford competition on Sunday. Things will wrap up on Monday with a two ball scramble.


In the Gareth Delaney’s Bar sponsored competition Paul Finnegan was the top junior player finishing with a score of 72. Joan McGuire won the ladies section with a score of 69, she finished just one point ahead of Kung Fanning in second place. In the gents section Anthony McNicholas was the winner with a score of 64, in a tight finish to the competition Gareth Delaney came second with Rory O’Connor in third. Both men were just one shot behind the winner.


In the four ball better ball event last week, Sammy Gavin and PJ Corrigan were the winners with a score of 48pts on the back nine, second place went to Tommy Cooke and James Hogan who also finished on 48pts. This weekend is an open weekend and visitors are welcome to participate in competitions. There is a Classic taking place on Saturday April 23 in aid of the Special Olympics’ organisation, your support for this would be appreciated. Details of all competitions are available from the office at 096 21050 and time sheets are in operation.


Shannon Burke with a score of 72nett was the winner of the ladies section of the Burkes Restaurant sponsored competition last weekend. Marian Walsh was a close second with Maria Doherty third. The gross prize was won by Maura Joyce. Helen Ryan won the first nine competition, while Maria Daly was the top player on the back nine. In the gents section Michael Burke was the winner with a score of 65 nett, Sean Langan came second with a score of 67nett and Alan Murphy third. Richard Dooley was the best person round the front nine, with Denis Conroy the best around the back nine.


The world famous Carne Golf Club will play host to a number of open competitions over this coming Easter weekend. Today, Friday April 22 there will be a mixed scramble for ladies and gents. On Saturday and Sunday there will be an 18 hole stableford singles event for both men and women.


Kieran Horkan was the winner of the gents section of the Baxter sponsored competition last weekend, with a score of 40pts, he finished just one point ahead of Des McGowan in second place with James Gallagher back in third. The gross prize was claimed by Brendan Frost. In the ladies section Kathleen Fox was the winner with Mary Fox coming home in second place. Marian McNulty took third place while Mary Rose McNulty was fourth.


Peter Hopkins with a score of 67 was the winner of the Flannelly Insurance Golfer of the Year Competition on Sunday. He just pipped Padraic McVann on 68, with the in form Alan McAdam in third place on 69. Next week's stableford competition is sponsored by Nevins Bar and Restaurant, Tiernaur. The closing date for the match play singles has been extended to Sunday next.


Frank Duffy was the winner of the gents competition last time out in the east Mayo course. He hit a score of 41pts to finish one point ahead of Rob Thornburg in second with Niall O’Neill finishing up the placing in third. In the ladies section Eileen Greaney was the winner on 41pts, Aine McDonnell came second with Mary Doyle carding the best score on the front nine.


In the ladies team pink four ball last weekend the team of Cathy O’Donnell, Mary Drumm, Noreen Reddington and Dorothy Philbin were the winners with a combined score of 83pts. In second place was the team of Nuala Moody, Maeve O’Farrell, Bernadette Bergin and Mary McNicholas. In the gents stableford Neil Chambers was the winner, with Paul McDonnell second and Tony Joyce third.


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