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President Con Woods’ prize was played for at Dromoland at the weekend and it ended with two retired Garda colleagues filling the top two positions.

Former club officer Con Ryan captured the honours with 63 points, three ahead of Noel McMahon. Shane O’Brien was third with 56 points followed by current club captain Jimmy McManus with 55, Hugh O’Neill with 55, Brian Hickey with 55, Jimmy Neville with 55, Tom Bennett with 54, Eddie King with 54 and Eamonn Power with 54. Jason O’Leary won the gross with 38 points while Fergal Kennedy with 20 points and Eoin Heaney with 25 points won the front and back nines respectively.

Eoin Lahiffe won the junior section with 40 points, Adam Merriman won the student’s category with 59 points, Martin O’Mahoney won the past president’s prize with 37 points and Gerry Malone won the guests section with 36 points.

Sheila Kent wss the winner of the president’s prize to the ladies with 71 nett from Dervla O’Neill with 73, Mary Arthur with 74 and Suzanne Mc Consway with 75. Leslie O’Flynn won the gross with 87 while the nines were won by Siobhan Fitzpatrick with 33 and Majella Cotgreave with 34. Deirdre Cooney was nearest the pin while Siobhan Fitzpatrick won the longest drive. The 9 hole winner was Brenda Fitzgibbon with 20 points.

In the weekly 9 hole competition for men, Pat McCoy won with 23 points from Michael Donnellan with 20 and Damien O’Malley with 19.

Lahinch Golf Club:

Over 400 members including 194 who braved awful playing conditions on Saturday, competed in Jim Nolan’s captain’s prize qualifying rounds on Friday and Saturday at Lahinch.

Despite Saturday’s challenging weather conditions, the scoring over both days was excellent and the leading 27 golfers qualified for the playoff on Sunday afternoon when Niall Collins held his composure to emerge as the worthy winner on countback from Kieran O’Loughlin.

Niall (14) returned 58 points to win on countback from Kieran (11) with third spot filled by Tom Shiels (20) with 57 points. They were followed by Derek Sheahan (15) with 56 points, Richard Meaney (17) with 55 points, Diarmuid O’Mahony (10) also with 55 points, Tadhg Lyne (7) , Joseph Molony jnr (14), David Givens (5) and Michael Kearney (15) all with 54 points.

Mark Campbell (2) had the best gross on Friday with 36 points while the best nett on Friday was returned by Des Hanrahan (26) with 40 points with John Killeen (6) in second place with 38 points.

Eoin Glynn (1) had the best gross on Saturday with 34 points while David McInerney (11) had the best nett with 36 points followed by Brian O’Friel (11), also with 36 points.

Dan O’Donovan (11) won the past captain’s prize and the Oswald Browne cup with 35 points.

The captain’s prize to the seniors for the Francis Garrahy perpetual plate, was won by T. J. Kerins (18) with 40 points from Jerry O’Donnell (22) with 38 points.

Forty five junior golfers participated in the putting competition on Friday evening with Mickie McMahon emerging as the winner. The prize giving ceremony took place following the captain’s dinner on Sunday evening.

Woodstock Golf Club:

Pat O’Brien (16) won captain Kieran Dromey’s prize at Woodstock at the weekend with 99 nett. He had a shot to spare over Tony Coote (19) wth Mike Kelly (19), also with 100, in third spot followed by David White (19) with 102.

The category winners were (+ to 13), Tyrone Kearse (13) 105nett, (14-16) Paul Coote (15) 102nett, (17-19) Ruairi Breen(18) 110nett and (20+ ) Conor Browne(25) 105nett.

Other prize winners included Greg Fogarty (25) with 107 (seniors), Ollie McNamara (16) with 108 (past captain), Rory O’Brien (27) with 64 nett (leading qualifier), Justin McGrath (8) with 75 (junior) and John McNicholl with 37 points (guests section).

In the ladies section the winner was Marie McNamara (42) with 46 points from Ann Kilker (54) with 38 points with Eilis Neille (37) in third spot with 38 points followed by Marianne McGough (24) with 37 points. Kathleen McEnery (37) with 20 points won the front 9 while Fran Feighery (23) won the back 9 with 19 points.

The winner of the 9 hole competition was Imelda Duffy (29) with 19 points.
The presentation of prizes took place at the Old Ground hotel on Bank holiday Monday night.

East Clare Golf Club:

Captain Kieran Kennedy’s prize was played for last weekend at East Clare when Jack Brennan emerged as the winner with 97.5. He had a stroke to spare over Jason Horan with third spot filled by Darren Rosney with 100 followed by Brendan Moloney on 100.5.

Category 1( 1 to 11) was won by Ronan Molloy from Michael Rochford. The winner of category 2 (12-20) was Tom Larkin from Brian Stritch while category 3 (20 plus) was won by Nick Ryan from Michael Hayes. Ronan Mc Guinness won the gross with 72.

The winner of the captain’s prize to the seniors was Brendan McInerney with 42 points and he won on a countback from Pat Carey and Terry Coughlan, both of whom also had 42 points.

Enda Donnellan won the past captain’s prize, Ronan Hayes won the long drive and Eddie Rosney was nearest the pin.

In the captain’s prize to the ladies the overall winner was Noreen O’Grady with 37 points from Brid Hayes with a similar score with Mary Farrell in third spot with 36 points. Rachel Whelan won the gross while the nines were won by Breda McCarthy with 22 points for the front nine and Mary Bugler with 17 points for the back nine. Sean Lowry Cummings won the junior section with 77

Meanwhile Wednesday’s ladies competition was won by Tricia Kerr, Celia Moloney and Ursula Hogan from Margarett Lynch, Breda Reid, Margaret Egan with third spot filled by Pauline Nugent, Mary Hogan and Hannah Guinnane.

On this Thursday, August 4 there will be an open ladies and mens competition.
The Olive Fahy Memorial cup (Ladies and Men’s Open Singles) will be played for on Wednesday August 10 and those wishing to play should call 061-921322 to book a tee time.. The mixed scramble continues on Friday evening (5 30-6.30p.m.)

Kilrush Golf Club:

The ladies SuperValu stableford competition at Kilrush last week was won by Jean Lorigan (32) with 43 points from Anne Brennan (13) with 42 points, Honor Kyne (23) with 38 points and Mary G Nolan (23) with 38 points. The category winners were Mary Bolton (17) with 37 points Stephanie Roughan (29) with 35 points and Edel Crowley (39) with 36 points. The 12 hole winner was Marie Kearns with 31 points.

The winners of the SuperValu mixed foursomes were Sean and Attracta Wlliams with 57 from Ursula Lineen and Tom McGrath with 58 while the gross was won by Anne Galllagher and Tomas Prendeville with 77.

In the men’s stroke competition the winner was Cian O’Mahony (16) with 68 from Declan Kearns (16) with 69 and Derek Garvey (13) with 69. Tom Clancy won the gross with 73.

Sunday’s men’s stableford competition was won by Michael F. Ryan (9) with 42 points from David Keane (13) with 40 points and Michael Twomey (20) with 39 points.

The category winners were Stephen Frampton (6) with 38 points, Michael Miniter (16) with 39 points and Pat Shannon (19) with 36 points the nines were won by Cyril Kelly (16) with 20 poins and Ross Cullinan (16) with 22 points.

Ennis Golf Club:

Darragh Murphy (7) won captain Frank Gormley’s prize at Ennis last weekend with 99.5 nett. Bernard Hanrahan (26) was second with 101 followed by Ronan Herbert (5) with 99.5 (as a junior member he wasn’t eligible for either first or second prizes).

They were followed by Vincent Neylon (19) with 101.5, Leonard Coote (29) with 102.5, Joe Carmody (17) with 103.5, James Casey (17) with 104.5, Sean Mulqueen (17) with 104.5, Cyril Corry (13) with 104.5 and Aaron Burke (22) with 105.
Alan Butler (2) won the gross with 70 from Martin Moran (6) who had a similar score. The leading qualifier was Brian McCrthy (29) with 66 nett.
The category winners were Mattie O’Neill (7) with 71 nett, Gerry Daly (16) with 106 nett and Desmond Ryan 925) with 107.5 nett. Michael Neylon (18) won the past captain’s prize with 64 while the guests section was won by Liam Behan (9) with 63 nett.

Diarmuid Meere (8) won the junior section with 111 nett, John Considine (14) won the senior category with 107 while the 9 hole competition was won by William Delaney (8) with 35 nett. The putting competition was won by Peadar Cosgrove. The competition attracted 243 entries.

The overall winner in the ladies 18 hole stableford competition at Ennis was Ann Casey (28) with 41 points.. The category winners were Mary Lenihan (19) with 39 points, Helen Gallery (24) with 39 points and Cora Kerins (31) with 38 points.

In the 9 hole stableford competition the overall winner was Mary Walshe (17) with 22 points while the category winners were Mary Nagze (13) with 19 points, Mary Glynn (18) with 21 points and Anne McMahon (22) with 17 points.

Last week’s senior ladies competition was won by Ann Casey, Jacintha Nicholas and Kathleen Frehill with 44 points. They had two to spare over Gill Wood, Brid Cunningham and Anne McMahon with third spot filled by Mary Glynn, Eileen Daly, Mary McMahon and Maeve O’Grady with 39 points.

Gort Golf Club:

Open week was a great success at Gort with big entries and high scores recorded. The men’s 18 hole singles stableford competition at the weekend, sponsored by P. and M golf Superstore was won by Gary Killeen (34) with 43 points whlie the category winners were Darragh Coen (10) with 41 points, Geerry O’Donnell (16) with 41 points and Kieran Reddy (25) with 40 points.. Eamonn Morrissey (1) from Athenry won the gross with 33 points.

The open team of three was won by Brian Monaghan, Cyril Doherty and David Cahill with 98 points from Jerry Leahy, John Kelleher and Ronnie Killeen with 94 points with third spot filled by Joan Fogarty, Carmel Joyce and Teresa Mahon with 89 points.

The seniors (0-55) 18 hole singles was won by Tony Curran (11) with 43 points while the category winners were Stephen Dervan (16) with 40 points, John Daly(22) with 42 points and Martin Whelan (24) with 41 points.. Flan Lyons (12), Ennis won the gross with 26 points.

The winner of the 18 hole singles was Jimmy Hannigan (22) with 46 points while the category winners were Adrian Morrissey (12), Athenry with 40 points, Joseph Dooley (15), Galway Bay with 39 points and Aaron Burke (22) Ennis with 43 points while the gross was won by Paul Brennan (4) with 35 points.

In the opening weekend’s competition, a singles stableford event, the winner was Conor Fogarty (24) with 45 points while the categories were won by Darragh Murphy (7), Ennis with 37 points, Eoin O’Dea (18) with 38 points and John Sinnott (24) with 34 points. Kris Finnegan (6) won the gross with 30 points..

Last week’s ladies open singles was won by Bernadette Burke (47) with 39 points from Assumpta Gavin (31, Athlone with 38 points with third spot filled by Regina Malone (38) with 35 points. The gross was won by Siobhan O’Connor (10) with 27 points.

The GolfStyle sponsored singles was won by Hannah McInerney (10) with 43 points from Teresa Mahon (27) with 39 points with Geraldine Connors (21) in third spot with 39 points. Siobhan O’Connor (10) won the gross with 20 points

In the singles competition on the opening weekend the winner was Josie Collins (21) with 42 points from Anne Connolly (22) with 41 points with third spot filled by Josie Cummins (23) with 38 points. Hannah McInerney (10) won the gross with 31 points.

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