Ballina mourns the passing of club president



Clive Gilmartin was the winner of the 18 hole single Stableford with a score of 63 nett. Pat Fox came second, with Pat Hopkins taking third place.

An inter firms competition will be held at Ballina Golf Club on Saturday May 21. Teams of eight with the best five cards being counted for scoring purposes. If your organisation is interested in participating details are available from the club office on 096 21050.

The April committee meeting of Ballina Golf Club was postponed as a mark of respect due to the death of club president Anthony Kilcullen. He was the first club president to die in office. At the re-convened meeting on May 5, glowing tributes were paid to the late president. He was described as a wonderful ambassador for the club, a man of principle and decency who represented all that was good in the game of golf and who had a great empathy with the history, traditions, and achievements of the club.


In last weekend’s Stableford competition sponsored by Noel McEllin, Oliver Moran was the winner of the gents’ section with a score of 37 points. Richie Murphy came second one point behind, with James Lavin third. In the ladies’ competition Aine McSuibhne was the winner with a score of 39 points, Pat Dillon came second and Geraldine Kilgallon third. In the junior competition Marisa Brett was the winner with a score of 24 points. This weekend’s competition is sponsored by Roche’s of Balla and is a golfer of the year qualification competition. The Joe Leavy memorial trophy competition will also take place.


In the Burke and Coyne Oil Stableford competition played last weekend Eugene Kilbride won out with a score of 39 points. He held off the challenge of Jim Lundon who came second and Tom Meehan in third. The ladies’ competition was claimed by Marietta Potgieter with a score of 39 points. She finished just one point ahead of Anne Freeley in second place, with Connor Lyons winning the junior section.


Donal Fitzmaurice won the McDermott’s home furnishers competition with a score of 69 points, Junior Prendergast came second with Michael Langan third. The gross prize was claimed by Ken Irwin, with Michael Flynn taking the junior prize.


In the Corrib Oil sponsored day, Alan Burke took the win with a score of 43pts, in the category one competition Peter Coen took the honours, with Philip White the category two winner and Liam O’Connell was the winner of the category three section. The ladies’ prize was won by Ina Hennelly with a score of 31pts.


The singles v par competition, sponsored by Rings and Things, Castlebar, played in very windy conditions, was won by Owen Gallagher, Jim Tiernan came second, with Tom Duffy third. The three ball scramble sponsored by Sheridan’s Electric, Castlebar, was claimed by the trio of Maureen Noone, Padraic McVann, and Patsy Noone. Second place went to Bridie Moran, JJ Mulchrone, and Richard Queen. This Sunday's Golfer of the Year competition is sponsored by McDermott’s Furniture, Castlebar.


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