End of winter competitions in sight for clubs


PJ Brett was the winner of the gents’ stableford competition last weekend with a score of 35pts, Bernie O’Connor came home in second place and Mick Mellett was third. The ladies’ competition was won by Geraldine O’Malley with Mary Brett finishing second and Mary Conlon third. The first round of the winter league will start this weekend and can be played from Friday to Sunday.


Darren Flaherty was winner of the Cat 1 competition on 36pts and Gerry O’Mahony claimed the Cat 2 win also on 36pts. An exhibition of paintings by lady captain Pauline Gilger-Tuohy will continue to he held in the clubhouse over the Christmas period.


Following a countback in the Garda hamper competition, Martin Moylan came out as the winner with John Kelly second and Padraig Rive third. The ladies’ was won by Breta Fitzmaurice, with Breda Gilvarry second and Mary Lawlor third.

Castlebar Golf Club is holding a festive mixed scramble over the weekend of Saturday December 29 and 30. Teams of three, ladies, gents or a mixture.


The final round of action in the CBE sponsored winter league saw John Donnellan win out on 33pts with Padraig Mannion second also on 33pts. Declan Hession took third spot and Noreen McHugh won the ladies’ on 22pts. The resutls of the team prizes will be announced at the presentation this Sunday, December 16, at 6pm.


Dwayne Flynn led his team to another Mulranny Park Hotel sponsored Winter League crown when they had one point to spare over Liam Walshe’s side at Mulranny on Sunday. The hard luck story of the final concerned the disqualification of the team of Patsy Noone, Alexis Loftus, Colam O’Neill, and Padraic Walshe who recorded the same score as the winners but signed for an incorrect score at the 8th hole. This deprived them of second place as O’Malley’s and Gallagher’s card would be superior, on a count back.


In the gents’ winter league last weekend, T Bree was the winner of the 47pts with P Farren finishing in second over the first half of the course. The back nine was won by G Golden on 52pts with S Gill finishing in second place. Next Sunday’s competition will be a 15 hole stableford event.


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