Blazing sunshine packs out courses around Mayo


Last weekend’s competition, sponsored by Shaw’s Castlebar, was a yellow ball competition. The winners were Brenda Cleary and Carmel Heveran with a score of 108pts, with Carmel Henry and Marie Flanagan second and Delia O’Hara and Patricia Larkin third. The midweek scramble, sponsored by Brendan’s bus hire, was won by the trio of Breege Walsh, PJ Brett and Bob Leggett. Second place went to Mary Conlon, Rose O’Connor and Martin King, with Dermot MacMahon, Paul O’Connor and Sean Kelly finishing in third.

The competition next weekend is sponsored by Roche’s, Balla. The overall winner will also be the winner of the Joe Leavy Memorial Trophy.

Ballina ladies

The Thursday competition, sponsored by Ward’s Chemist, was won by Catherine Egan with a score of 67. Frances Burke finished in second place with Siobhan Leonard coming third. The Sunday competition, sponsored by Quinn’s Chemist, was won by Clare Cooke on a score of 70, Ann White came home in second place with Breege Lennon finishing third.


The Sunday competition sponosred by Joan Ann Lloyd and Barbara King was won by Terry Mullen with a scorer of 72. Helen King came second and Maura Joyce won the gross prize, with Barbara King taking third place.

The gents’ monthly medal competition was won by David O’Dea with a score of 69nett to take the gold. Silver went to Barry Miller, bronze to William Kavanagh and the gross to Gary Brett. Ballinrobe Golf Club will host their annual Ladies’ Gala Day on Thursday June. This is the 21st anniversary of the popular competition, and over 200 lady golfers from Connacht support the competition each year. Timesheet in operation on 094-9541118


Last weekend’s competition, sponsored by Londis, saw Oisin Henry win the junior section with a score of 44pts. The ladies’ competition was won by Helen Cleary on 39pts, her play on the back nine kept her in front of Joan McGuire who also finished on 39pts in second place. The gents’ was won by Paul Hickey on a score of 39pts, Roddy Kilbride came second and Brian Philips finished third.


John McHugh with a score of 40pts won the Griffith’s Ford Motors sponsored competition last weekend. Paul Ainsworth with 39pts was second with Michael O’Brien in third place and Kevin Barry taking the gross prize. The junior section was won by Ryan O’Malley.

The ladies’ competition was won by Mary Glynn with a score of 44pts, with Flavia Cafolla coming second and Nancy Rowland third.

In team competitions, the Castlebar seniors won their first round tie with Ballina. The Pierce Purcell team saw off Ballinrobe and the ladies intermediate team made it into the Connacht semi-final with a win over Swinford.


Padraic Walshe was the winner of the weekend’s stableford competition, sponsored by Broderick Electrical, Castlebar and Westport, with a fine score of 39 pts. He pipped Richard Keane, on the back nine, who also had 39 pts with Noel O’Malley taking third spot on 38 pts. Next weekend’s stableford competition is sponsored by Hurst Heating and Plumbing, Castlebar.

Burrishoole GAA Club is running its very popular fundraising golf classic on Friday and Saturday next. Mulranny members are asked to support the local club. A timesheet will operate. Outstanding matches in round one of the club match play should be completed by next weekend.


Tom Walsh had a great day and a splendid turnout for his competition on Sunday last. Padraic Higgins was the winner of the gents competition on 43pts, Tony Ruane came second with Liam Halpin third. The rest of the top five was made up of Peter Dolan and David Joyce. The ladies’ was won by Mary Drumm, with Angela Costello second and Mary McNicholas third.

Corrib Natural Gas Pro Am at Carne

A quality field featuring Ireland’s leading professionals and top amateurs is lined up to compete in the annual Carne Golf Links Pro-Am, in association with the Corrib Gas Partners, which will take place on June 16 and 17.

The event, one of the most popular pro-ams on the golfing circuit, is now in its 13th year and large crowds are again expected when it takes place at the stunning Carne links course in Belmullet, County Mayo.

The competition has a history of producing top class winners and former champions include the likes of Phillip Walton, Damien McGrane and Wayne Westner. It is expected that over 50 teams will take part in this year’s event and, as usual, a professional who will be bidding for a slice of the €20,000 prize fund on offer will join forces with three amateurs.

The Corrib Gas Partners are the main sponsors of the event again this year, and Gerry Campbell, project director with Shell E&P Ireland Limited (operators of the Corrib gas project ), said he was delighted with the company’s association with the event.

“We have supported the Carne Pro-Am for many years now because we know what an important weekend in the community calendar it is. Many of our staff play the Carne links course on a regular basis and many have played in the pro-am in the past, so it is something we are very proud to be part of,” he said.

While entries for the competition have been flooding in over the past two months, there are still a few places remaining. Anyone wishing to register a team can do so by visiting the website,, or by calling Mary Walsh at 097 82292.


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