Golf notes

Mulranny

Brendan Patten was the winner of the second golfer of the year stroke competition, sponsored by Cox’s Bar and Restaurant, Castlebar, with a 68. Noel O’Malley on 69, finished runner up, with Willie McGee claimingthird place on 71. The gross was won by Fergus Rothwell with a 76. Noel’s consecutive second place finish puts him top of the golfer of the year leaderboard.

Next weekend’s stableford competition is sponsored by George Gannon Accountants, Castlebar and play is on Saturday or Sunday.

Entries are now being taken for the club fourball match play championship with closing date Sunday April 22.

A Golf Classic in aid of Irish Hospice Foundation sponsored by Boots, Castlebar, will be held on Friday and Saturday April 20 and 21 at Mulranny. Teams of four will cost a very reasonable €80 and golfers are asked to support this worthy cause.

Ballyhaunis

April 7/8 2012, Stableford, sponsored by Gilmartins Catering & Hygiene

Junior Section: 1st Andrew Hickey (17 ) 38 Pts.

Ladies: 1st Kay Keane (22 ) 38 Pts (Back 9 ); 2nd Norrie Dillon (19 ) 38 Pts.

Gents: 1st Tommy Grogan (10 ) 42 Pts; 2nd Tom Dillon (15 ) 42 Pts; 3rd William Maxwell (19 ) 42 Pts.

Swinford

Men - Morrisroe Cup

1. Michael Cawley (18 ) 64

2. Liam Devlin (24 ) 66

3. Jason Ronayne (21 ) 68

Ladies - 18 hole stableford

1. Patricia Feeney (25 )

2 Aine McDonald (18 )

Margaret McNicholas (22 )

Castlebar

2012 Easter Club AM-AM

The 2012 Annual Club Am-Am was played on Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 5-7 at Castlebar Golf Club.

The winners were the team of Tony Collins, John McCarthy, Rory Courell and Colin Dawson with an excellent score of 101 points compiled using the format of 2 scores to count on holes 1 to 17 and 4 counting on the 18th. The team of Seamus Cuffe, Paddy Burke, Michael Sheridan and Pat Doherty were 2nd with their 98 points. Third placed team was the all-ladies team of Mary Fox, Cora Mulroy, Finola O'Healai and Mary Waldron who had a score of 97 points. Two teams were tied on 96 points and after a count-back the team of Eamon Coll, Roger Towey, Tony O'Malley and Martin Walsh were awarded 4th while the team of Padraig Gibbons, Diarmuid Gibbons, Darragh Judge and Michael McGing were 5th.

The best ladies team was that of Pauline O'Donohue, Carmel Connaughton, Terri Fahy and Monica Joyce with a score of 93 points.

Castlebar Golf Club wishes to thank all those who supported and played in the Annual Am-Am.

2012 Masters Challenge

Castlebar Golf Club ran its 2012 Masters Challenge in conjunction with the 2012 US Masters in Augusta which proved a great success with a huge number of members and friends entering to try to win the €500 first prize.

Entrants to the Masters Challenge selected 6 golfers from a provided list of 2012 US Masters. Each entrant’s score was then calculated as the total finishing scores of the 6 golfers at the end of the US Masters and this led to much changes in the table of leaders after each round with it being virtually impossible to predict who would win the challenge at any stage.

Well done to Margaret Tigue on her very astute selections and winning the first prize in the 2012 Castlebar Golf Club Masters Challenge of €500! Mary Glynn came 2nd to win €300 while third prize and €200 went to Pat Grant & J. Van Veen who finished on a total score of 22 points while Sarah Reddington won 4th prize of €100 with her selection scoring a total of 21 points.

Balla

Weekend Stableford April 6-9, sponsored by Golf Style, Galway

Men

1st Don Dillon 38 points (back 9 )

2nd Aodán MacSuibhne 38 points

3rd James Lavin 37 points (back 9 )

Ladies

1st Margaret Forkan 35 points (back 9 )

2nd Breege Jennings 35 points

3rd Aine MhicSuibhne 34 points (back 9 )

Category Prize Handicap 16 - 20

Winner - Mary B Prendergast 33 points (back 9 )

Midweek Scramble - 4th April - sponsored by Dunnes Stores, Castlebar

1st Breda Cleary, PJ Brett

2nd Martin King, Conor Holian,Bob Leggett

3rd Sean Canny, Don Dillon, Sean Kelly.

The format for next weeks competition is a Waltz, with sponsor, Abbeybreaffy Nursing Home, Castlebar.

Presentation of prizes to winners of the following competitions will take place in Cox's on Thursday night next at 9.30 pm sharp with sponsors, Noel McEllin Plant Hire, Manulla; Lawnmower and Tool Hire, Castlebar; Credit Union, Castlebar & Balla; Cox's, Castlebar; Golf Style, Galway. All prizewinners are requested to attend.

Ballinrobe

Open – Friday April 6

Gents: 1st Dara Jennings 46 pts

2nd Pat McDonnald 41 pts

Gross Ml Walsh jnr 29 gross pts

3rd Timmy Maguire 39 pts

Ladies: 1st Ailish Gleeson 39 pts

2nd Breege Kavanagh 37 pts

3rd Deirdre Daly 37 pts

Results Saturday April 7

Gents: 1st Aiden Maloney 40 pts

2nd Michael Walsh Jnr 36 pts

Grosss John OShea 22 pts

3rd Owen Cradock 33 pts css 75

Gents Easter Sunday April 8 : 4 ball better ball sponsored by Des May Families: 1st Tony O’Toole /Kevin Finnegan 2nd Ml Burke / Dara Jennings 3rd John Purdy / John Monaghan

Ladies competition sponsored by Petals & Buds

1st Ailish Gleeson 38 pts; 2nd Phyllis Lee 38 pts; Gross Shannon Burke 24 gross pts; 3rd Joanne Comer 37pts; 4th Angela Flaherty 37 pts ; 5th Carmel Sweeney 37 pts; Cat 1 Aine Melville 35 pts; 2nd in cat1 Marian Scully 33 pts; Cat 2 Kathleen Collier 36 pts; 2nd in Cat 2 Angela Murphy 32pts;

Cat 3 Bernie Lee 35 pts; 2nd in Cat 3 Eileen Comer 33 pts; 1st nine Dorris Jones 19 pts; 2nd nine Marian Walsh 20pts css 73.

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