A record forty-five players took to the greens at Balla Golf Club for this year’s David Barrett Perpetual Trophy competition.
The competition is organised each year by Tolsters Golf Society and the Barrett family, in remembrance of the late David Barrett of Glenisland, who died tragically in 1995.
Since 2008, the proceeds of the competition have gone to Western Care’s Vocational Training Centre, Castlebar.
To date, thanks to the generosity and support of the Barrett family and Gerry Tolster, the proceeds of the competition have contributed a new cooker, art materials, a computer, a professional full size table tennis facility and an exercise bike for the VTC.
The VTC would like to sincerely thank both Balla Golf Club and Castlebar Golf Club, who gave great rates to the society over the years, and also John Coyne, who has contributed a remarkable amount of work to the David Barrett Perpetual Trophy over the years.
Sincere thanks also to Sean Barrett and all of the Barret family and a huge thank you to Gerry Tolster and all involved in the very well run Tolsters Golf Society.
Mulranny Golf Club
McVann claims Autumn Cup at Mulranny
Padraic McVann got the better of J.J. Kelly in an absorbing Autumn Cup match play final at Mulranny last Saturday.
Padraic got off to a blistering start and was five up after nine holes but J.J. made a spirited come back and won three holes on the turn to cause Padraic some nervous moments before he secured victory.
Great credit is due to both players for the standard of golf played in very blustery but dry conditions.
Round three of the Mulranny Park Hotel Winter League was completed at the weekend. Team results are available on the website and in the clubhouse.
Individual winners of the 15 holes competition, sponsored by Mayo Leisure Point, were: 1st J. J. Kelly 35; 2nd Richard Keane 35; 3rd Padraic McVann also 35.
Round two winners, sponsored by Hurst Heating Castlebar, were: 1st Michael Madden 38; 2nd Richard Keane 36; 3rd David Ryder 36.
Next weekend’s 15 holes competition is sponsored by Newport Town AFC.
The Open Weekends have got off to a good start with the following qualifying for the grand final in April: Michael Madden (Oughterard and Mulranny ); Noel Crean (Claremorris ); Pat Mulchrone; and David Ryder, both Mulranny.
You may play on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is advisable to avoid 10 to 11am on Saturday as there is a society booking.
The results of 13 hole competition, on Wednesday, October 29, sponsored by Mayo Leisure Point, Castlebar, were: 1st Nuala Hopkins 24; 2nd Nicola Sheridan 24.
There will be a club nine hole competition on Wednesday, November 12, at 1.30pm followed by the Ladies AGM.
The club annual dinner takes place in Mulranny Park Hotel on Saturday, November 8.
The results of the Greensome competition last weekend, sponsored by The Rendezvous Bar, Balla, are: 1st Pauline O’Connor and Bernie O'Connor 48 B9; 2nd Lorcan Cribbin and Eamonn Donellan 48 B9; 3rd Geraldine Kilgallon and Tommy Walsh 48.
John Doherty was the winner of the Dillons Bar and Restaurant Singles competition on 44 points. Jerome Tuohy came second on 39 and Edward Harney was third on 39.
The results of the Barna Waste and Recycling Singles competition were: 1st Richard Doherty 38; 2nd Charles Doherty 37; 3rd Darren Flaherty 37.
Tom Dever was the winner of the Society Day on 44 points.
A consultation/information meeting will be held in the club on Thursday, November 6, at 8pm, to which all members are invited.
Up to 100 golfers teed off in the Winter League with a shotgun start on November 2.
The Captains’ Dinner to honour 2014 captains, Gerry Mulligan and Bertha Cooke, will be held on Friday, November 14. Tickets are available from the office or from any committee member.
The results from the Claremorris Golf Club last weekend were: 1st Matt O'Donovan 34; 2nd Tadhg Mullen 33 (back 9 ); 3rd Alan Feerick 33 (back 9 ). Ann Moran won the Ladies on 29.
Ladies Golfer of the Year
The Castlebar Golf Club Ladies AGM took place on Wednesday night in the clubhouse.
Congratulations to Marie Rowley on winning Golfer of the Year.
Marie played great golf all year and is a deserving winner. Marian Martyn won the ILGU silver spoon.
Bernie Burke won the ILGU silver medal and Mary Fox won the ILGU bronze medal.
Sheila Baynes won the Lavelle Cup. Runner-up was Bernie Burke.
Ina Hennelly won the Rockys matchplay and Ger Lyons was the runner-up.
Clarfelt winners were Roseleen Heverin and Evelyn Brady. The runners-up were Ann Gallagher and Mary Lawlor.
Winner of the Bresnihan Cup was Karen Moylette.
Jimmy Walsh was the winner of the Winter League Round 2 on 94 points. Peter Glynn came second on 90. Frank Murray was in third on 89 followed by John McCormack, also on 89.
Mens Winter League Round 2 :
Ray Prendergast was the singles winner on 34.
Christopher Mellett, Brendan O’Toole, Aidan Golden and Felim Reilly were the winners of the Harry Walsh League, Round 1, played last weekend. They finished on 82 points.