The greensome competition played last weekend was won by the duo of Aodán MacSuibhne and Mary B O’Donnell with a score of 47. Kitty O’Connor and Carmel Henry came second, with Bernie O’Connor and Aine MhicSuibhne finishing third. This weekend’s competition is a Stableford and is sponsored by Baxter, Castlebar.
Ballina staged a very successful open week last week. Darren Flaherty won the Tuesday competition, Justin Martin the Wednesday event, the Thursday competition was claimed by David Walsh, with the mixed foursomes going to Paul Cawley and Mary Reynolds. The Friday 18 hole was won by Stephen Doherty, with Joe Murphy the Saturday winner, and Darren Flaherty won the Sunday competition. This Sunday an open singles competition will be held and all visitors are welcome.
Last weekend’s competition was won by Matthew Burke on 43pts, Pat Malone came second, with John Monahan third and Michael C Burke winning the gross.
Roisin Hill was the winner of the ladies’ competition, with Kay Buckley finishing second. Andrew Hickey was the winner of the junior competition. The gents’ event was won by PC Curley with Tom Haliwell in second place.
The gents‘ competition was won by Peter Horkan on 67 nett, Brendan Cresham finished in second place, with James Jennings in third place. Ken Irwin won the gross prize and Jonathan Morley won the junior prize.
The ladies’ competition was won by Maeve Nevin on 42pts, Goretti Quigley finished in second place, and Celia Coen finished in third place. Both the Jack O’Sullivan and Cecil Ewing teams have progressed to the zone finals of their competitions.
The winners of the Claremorris Golf Club and Clár IRD fund raising AM AM were Pat McGuinness, Peter Hynes, John Concannon, and Eamon Doherty with 96 points. The winners of the ladies’ competition was the team of Nuala Moran, Yvonne Oldham, Mary Sullivan, and Ina Hennelly.
Martin McLaughlin will be hoping that the sun shines on Mulranny for his captain’s day on Sunday next. The greens are in pristine condition which should ensure some low scores. However, like all links courses, weather conditions and pin placings will determine the scoring. The top 15 players and ties will qualify for a play off over six holes. Country and student members are eligible to play but they cannot win first or second prizes. A nine hole competition for ladies will commence at 3.30pm. Andrew Forde shot an impressive 64 to win the fifth round of the golfer of the year competition, sponsored by Rockys Bar, Castlebar. In-form Andy Davitt was second on 68, with Michael Fallon third on 69.
Paddy Kilcoyne won the gents’ Allergan Golfer of the Year competition last weekend on 44pts. Paddy Geraghty finished in second place with Padraic Corcoran in third place. Jack O’Donnell won the gross with Pat Fleming taking fourth place.