The men’s competition was won by Sean Canny with a score of 36pts, Chris Mannion finished in second place one point further back, with Oliver Moran finishing in third place. The ladies’ competition was won by Breege Moran with a score of 36pts, Rose O’Connor came home in second place and Mary Joe Cannon was in third place. After eight rounds of the Winter League, Jimmy Sheridan and Breege Moran are out in top on 371pts. Chris Mannion and Tim Evans are back in second place with John Parsons and Carmel Henry in third place.
In the Spring League the first round was won by the team of Padraic Moran, Michael O’Malley, Tommy Cooke, and Ann White with a score of 50.4, the second round will take place this Sunday, February 10, with a shotgun start.
With seven rounds down and two to go in the Winter League, sponsored by Cox’s Bar and Restaurant, last weekend saw teams looking to consolidate their positions in their groups. Automatic qualification for the grand final goes to the top three teams in each group with an additional best five of all remaining teams also qualifying. The best score in round seven was the 85pts compiled by the team of Seamus Tuohy, Evan Tuohy, Brendan Cresham, and Albert Dravins. The second best was amassed by the team of John McHale, Ian Brennan, Michael Fahey, and Frank Murray with an excellent 84 points. The final round has been deferred to the weekend of March 2 and 3. The teams who did not get to play the recent Round 4 due to the course opening late after frost may do so from Thursday February 14 to Sunday, February 17. This weekend there is a 16 hole club stableford competition for gents. Tonight at 8pm the club will host a big table quiz starting at 8pm, entry costs €10 per person for teams of up to five.
Round four of the ladies Cox’s Spring league last week saw good scoring with Team F, Sheila Baynes, Ann Gallagher, Pauline O’Donoghue, Mary Lawlor, and Rita Moran posting the rounds best score of 81 as well as holding on to their number one position in the leaderboard with a total of 317pts.
Mary Lawlor continued her excellent run of form of late by winning the 13 hole ladies’ competition played last weekend with 29pts. Beverley Flynn was second with 28pts, while Betty Gannon was third with 27pts and Pauline O’Donoghue finished in fourth.
The Spring League tees off this week in the club and will continue for the next five weeks, in last week’s singles competition Tom Burke was the winner. He finished with a score of 38pts to come home in front of Frank Mullen in second with Pat McGuinness in third place. The ladies’ competition was won by Marie Healy who scored 26pts.
The improved weather conditions over the weekend encouraged a large number of golfers to take to the course over the weekend for the latest open weekend. Westport’s Richie Barry with 37pts took the honours. John McNamara finished in second place, with Leo Smith coming home in third place. The open weekends will continue again this weekend.
In the gents’ 15 hole competition, John Gibbons was the winner with a score of 37pts, Steve Canning finished in second place one point further back. The senior gents’ scramble was won by the team of Dan Delaney, Eugene Lavelle, Vincent Rigney, and Pat Moran. Second place went to the foursome of Steve Goggins, John Kavanagh, Jim Keane, and John Goggins.
In round six of the winter league, Teddy Walsh won the front nine section with Eamon Canning finishing in third place. The back nine went to Trevor Fitzgerald on 53pts and Liam Friel finished in second place.