Wintery conditions fail to stop play around Mayo

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In last weekend’s men’s competition, Oliver Moran was the winner with a score of 37pts, he finished one point in front of Mick Mellett in second, while Stephen Jennings who took third. The ladies’ section was won by Cath Moran on 32pts with Rose O’Connor finishing just behind her in second place and Breege Moran finishing in third place. The current winter league table sees Jimmy Sheridan and Breege Moran sitting at the top of the table on 249pts, in second place is the duo of John Parsons and Carmel Henry, while in third place is the team of Chris Mannion and Tim Evans on 244pts.

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Last weekend’s 14 hole singles shotgun start stableford saw 55 golfers take to the course despite wintery conditions. The category one competition was won by Jonathan Doherty on 34pts, with Philip Devers taking the category two win on 36pts. The Spring league will start on Sunday February 3 and an entrance sheet is posted in the clubhouse.

In a recent ladies’ nine-hole scramble, Frances Burke, Ann Ivers and Fidelma Murphy were the winners with a score of 30.9pts and Phil Cronin, Helen Gallagher and Frances Horkan finished in second place on 33pts.

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Round four of the Cox’s Bar and Restaurant sponsored winter league took place last weekend; this round was initially to have been played last November but was postponed due to bad weather. The weather wasn’t much better last weekend, but two teams still managed to post a score of 82pts. On count back the team of Billy Evans, Tom Good, Ian Smyth and Bill Evans fell just short to the winning team of Ken Irwin, John McHugh, Rory Courell and Padraig McManamon. A hole- in-one was also recorded on the day when Joey McDonnell sunk a shot from the tee off on the sixth hole. With five rounds down, there are three to play with the next round down for decision this weekend.

In last weekend’s ladies’ competition, Veina Brett was the winner with a fine score of 29pts, with Christine Gordon coming home in second place on 28pts and Carmel Moran finishing in third place. The club is holding a table quiz on Friday, February 8. The quiz starts at 8pm with multiple rounds, including general knowledge, music, entertainment and films and sport. There will be a lot of fun and several spot prizes. Tables can be made up of maximum five people with entry just €10 per person.

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In last weekend’s club competition in the south Mayo course, Tom Boyle was the winner with a score of 34pts, Kieran Canavan Jr finished off in second place on 35pts with Riana Keane taking the ladies’ nine-hole prize on 19pts.

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The open weekends are proving to be a big success so far this year, the weather conditions were brisk but dry over the three days last weekend and club treasurer, Gabriel Dockery scored his first win at the club on a score of 37pts. It was a good weekend all around for the club officials with handicap secretary Fergus Rothwell finishing in second place two points behind

The open weekends will continue during the months of January and February, the entry fee is €15 and you can play any day from Friday to Sunday.

Swinford

In the ladies’ stableford competition played over the weekend of January 12 and 13, Patricia Feeney was the winner with a score of 20pts on countback from Margaret Sweeney. In last Sunday’s Daily Mail foursomes competition, the duo of Catherine Loftus and Julie Loftus came out on top with a score of 38pts, while Breege Spain and Margaret Sweeney finished in second place two points back.

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In the gents’ winter league last weekend, Liam Friel won the front nine section with a score of 49pts, while Trevor Fitzgerald was just one point behind him in second place. The back nine competition was claimed by Liam Walsh on 50pts, with Bill Hopkins in second place on 48pts. In the Tuesday ladies’ competition played on January 15, Maeve O’Farrell was the winner on 21pts with Bernie Bergin finishing in second place on 20pts, Nuala Moody finished in third place on 19pts and Mary Manning came home in fourth place.

 

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