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Balla Golf Club

Christmas competition December 14 to 16. Ladies’ winners, first Nora Gibbons 36 points, second Breege Moran 31 points B9, third Rose O’Connor 31 points. Congrats to Nora Gibbons who had a hole in one on the sixth hole.

Men’s results, first Jimmy Sheridan 34 points B9, second John O’Connor 34 points, third Willie McNamee 33 points.

Junior winner Dara Cawley 31 points.

Winter league table after round one: John O’Connor and Nora Gibbons 70 points, Jimmy Sheridan and Breege Moran 65 points, Tim Evans and Chris Mannion 65 points, Bob Leggett and Tom Jennings 61 points, Kitty O’Connor and Pat Moran 61 points.


Gents’ competition December 16, first Tony McCabe (20 ) 36 points, second John Kavanagh (17 ) 36 points.

Next week’s competition for the gents’ club will be a hamper competition with the presentation of prizes taking place at 4pm. Todd would like to thank all the members who have supported his Christmas sale and will be happy to advise members on any last minute purchases during the week.


Sunday, December 16, Christmas scramble: Noel Dee, Vincent Tomas, Eddie Keigher, Ann White 45.4.

Sunday, December 23, 15 hole Christmas hamper competition, shotgun start 9am.

An exhibition of paintings by Pauline Gilger-Tuohy continues at the club until December 30.

Santa’s grotto, including Mrs Claus, continues at Ballina Golf Club on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 21, 22 and 23 from 2pm to 7pm each day. Great gifts for all.

New Club Captain for 2013 is Joe Murphy.


Winter League stableford results, sponsor Keith Revins Tyres. Junior: first Andrew Hickey 33 points, Ladies: first Kay Buckley 36 points, Anne Freeley 33 points, Gents: first Derek Walsh 43 points, second John Dillon 42 points, third Tom Fanning jr 41 points.


Overall results of the CBE sponsored Winter League team competition.

First Fergal Hughes's team: Fergal Hughes, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Conway, John Haverty, Padraic McHugh, Sean McGuinness.

Second Fergal Corbett's team: Fergal Corbett, Niall Maxwell, Gary O'Toole, Ann Moran, Tomas Mannion, Liam O'Connell.

The best team in the final weeks was Pat Coyne's: Pat Coyne, John Donnellan, Pat Hession, Mary Sullivan, John Steed, Tom Boyle.

The results of the Christmas hamper were as follows: first Declan Lambe, second Noel Crean, third Tomas Mannion, Ladies: Patricia Prendergast.

Claremorris Golf Club will have a 14 hole open week competition from December 26 2012 until January 1 2013.


Over the weekend of December 15 and 16 the club held a stableford competition. Mens’, first Billy Evans 36 points, second Seamus Gordon 36, third Paddy Burke 34. Ladies, first Bernie Burke 29 points, second Lorna Irwin 27 points, third Carmel Moran 26 points.

Next weekend, Dec 22 and 23, the club is holding another club competition.

Castlebar Golf Club is holding a festive mixed rumble over the weekend of December 29 and 30.

The captains of Castlebar Golf Club, Eamon Mongan and Mary Caulfield, wish to extend Christmas wishes to all members and friends of Castlebar Golf Club.

The 2013 Ladies Spring League, sponsored by Cox’s Bars and Restaurant, is due to start in early January. All ladies wishing to play in the league are requested to write their names on the sheet provided in the ladies’ locker room.


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