Interfims and society competition in Ballina this weekend



In the men’s competition sponsored by Roche’s, Balla, last weekend, Richard Murphy was the winner with a score of 52. He finished three ahead of PJ Brett in second place with Bob Leggett taking third spot. In the ladies’ competition Mary Conlon was the winner finishing with a score of 51. She was closely followed by Catherine McNulty and Mary Brett. The gross prize winner on the day was Dermot McMahon with a score of 64. With two rounds of the golfer of the year competition gone, Richard Murphy leads the gents’ section with Aine McDonald out in front in the ladies’. The next club presentation night will take place on Friday week, May 27 in Mannions Bar, Balla, at 9.30pm all prize winners are asked to attend.


In last Sunday’s 18 hole stableford competition, sponsored by Nippers Menswear, Adrian Wall with a score of 42pts was the winner thanks to his back nine scoring. He finished just in front of Richard Doherty with Paul Cawley coming third. The draw for the club mixed foursomes has been made and is now on the notice board. The entry sheet for the club four-ball matchplay competition is now also displayed.

The annual inter firms and societies competition takes place tomorrow, Saturday, at Ballina Golf Club. This is a stableford competition played over 18 holes. Teams comprise eight people at a cost of €10 per head. The best five cards from each team will count for scoring purposes. Teams may consist of players with both GUI and Society handicaps as there are prizes for both categories. Further details can be had from the club office on 096 21050 and a time sheet is in operation.


Frank Burke was the winner of the gents’ competition in Ballinrobe last week with a score of 42pts. He finished four in front of second placed Eamon Higgins. Darren Egan took gross prize with Geoffrey Sheridan third place. The ladies’ competition was claimed by Beatrice Schalks on 38pts, she just held off the challenge of Ann Galvin in second place with Shannon Burke in third.


Barry Freeman was the winner of the club competition last weekend finishing on 41pts, second place went to Shane Gilmartin two points behind. The junior prize went to Conor Lyons with Kay Keane taking victory in the ladies section.


Peter Glynn was the winner of the O’Malley Accountants sponsored competition last weekend. He was followed home by Stephen Munnelly in second place with Dr Michael Waldron the gross winner and Colin Dawson third. Cian McGowan with a score of 28 was the junior competition winner.

Castlebar Rotary Club

An AM to Am will take place on May 20 and May 21 at Castlebar Golf Club. Presentation of prizes will take place on the Saturday night at 7.30pm. €100 per team. Proceeds to Make A Wish Foundation and KOPO (Rotary South African project ) Tee times: 2pm to 6.10pm on Friday and 9am to 1.30pm on Saturday. To enter a team contact Breda Mulroy on 086 376 2200 or Cora on 086 108 3315.


John McNicholas scored 69 nett to win the TJ Farragher Cup competition. He finished just in front of Michael Conroy in second, with Peter Geraghty the gross winner and Declan Hession in third place. The ladies’ competition was won by Noreen McHugh who scored 76 nett to finish four in front of Patricia Hester in second place.


Ger Staunton was the winner of the third Golfer of the Year competition sponsored by McDermott’s House Furnishings, Castlebar, with a net 70. This was an excellent score in wet and windy conditions. Fergus Rothwell filled second place on 71, with Brendan Patten, third on 72 (B9 ). The first round of the Autumn Cup must be completed by Monday next, May 23

Wednesday’s nine hole Stableford is open to all categories of golfer. A nine hole competition for men is included in vice-captain's (Martin McLoughlin ) day for ladies on Saturday.


In the Ormsby Cup qualifying round last weekend, Danny Lambe was the winner with a score of 41pts, he finished two points in front of Tom Henry and Enda Gurren in second and third place respectively. In the 18 hole handicap competition PJ Hennigan was the winner with a score of 35 points. In the Stableford competition, Simon Roynane was the winner with a score of 40pts. Gerry Roynane came second, with Danny Lambe third. This Sunday the competition is the Guinness Cup which will be played in an 18 hole stroke format.


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