Tony McDonnell makes it two out of three at Mulranny captains prize


Last weekend’s stableford competition sponsored by Baxter Castlebar, was won by Oliver Moran on 36pts with Tom Jennings in second place and Kenneth Lynskey third. The ladies’ event was won by Carmel Heverin, Marion Gormley finished in second and Mary Lavin finished third. The annual open classic will take place in Balla from Monday July 30 to Monday August 6. The event is for teams of four and three scores count for the 18 hole stableford competition.


The gents’ competition sponsored by Mr A’s was won by Sean Rowley on 43pts, E Loughran finished in second place, Des Cronin was third, with Stephen Doherty fourth. Last Sunday’s ladies’ stroke competition sponsored by Gerry McGuire Shoes was won by Mary Caulfield who scored 69, Catherine Egan came second with Adrienne Stewart third.


It was Lady Captain’s prize day over the past two weekends in Ballinrobe. Beatrice Schalks came out the winner on a score of 149 nett over the two weekends. Aine Melville finished in second place on 149 nett with Antoinette O’Connor third. Maura Joyce won the gross prize. The gents’ competition which ran over the final weekend of the Lady Captain’s prize was won by Eamon Higgins on 39pts, John Hudson came second, with Justin Keady third, and Michael C Burke winner of the gross prize.


Eamon Curley was the winner of the Eddie Murphy sponsored competition last weekend with a score of 65. Martin Keane finished in second place on 68 and Seamus Lundon was the gross winner. The ladies’ competition was won by Anne Freeley on 72 with Norrie Dillon finishing in second place.


Tony McDonnell won his third captain’s prize at Mulranny on Sunday and his second in three years when he had one shot to spare over Owen Gallagher. McDonnell shot a 69 in the 18 holes qualifying round and used all of his experience to battle the gale and rain in the six hole play off. The first round leader Brian McDonald experienced all golfers’ worse nightmare of signing for a wrong score which deprived him of the runner up spot. He was quick to point out his mistake and accepted the consequence in very good spirit.


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