*Winners of the Club Clare Golf Classic – Conor Gilligan, Sean Neylon, Martin McGivern, Tom Galvin.
Captain John Casey’s prize was played for at Dromoland at the weekend when Hugh O’Neill emerged as the winner with 99.
He had five shots to spare over Philip Browne with Billy O’Mahony a shot further back in third spot. Alan Neville was next with 107 followed by Seamus Lawlor with 107, Donagh Murphy with 107, Martin O’Mahoney with 107, Patrick Vaughan with 108 and John O’Grady with 108. Brian Shally won the gross with 69.
In the student section Cathal Ruane won with 107 while Sean McNamara won the junior section with 68. Cillian O’Connor won the front 9 with 31 while Pat McGrath won the second 9 with 32. Paul O’Brien won the past captain’s prize with 75, Liam Barry won the guests section with 78 while the 18 and over category was won by Frank Conway with 108.
Siobhan Fitzpatrick won the captain’s prize to the ladies with 72 nett from Mairead Bergin on 73, Ursula McManus on 74 and Kitty Quinn on 75. Leslie O’Flynn won the gross with 86 while the nines were won by Mary O’Donnell-O’Brien with 33 and Siobhan Doohan with 36. The 9 hole competition was won by Breige Scanlan.
The winner of the weekly 9 hole competition was Billy O’Mahony with 21 points from Noel O’Connor with a similar score and Willie Fuller with 20 points.
In the Friday open singles Tony Murray won with 41 points from Nicky Duggan with a similar score and Killian Howard with 39. Ross Kenny junior won the gross with 40 points
The junior competition on June 8 was won by Cillian Mahon with 30 points off the white tees, Daniel Meehan with 39 points off the black tees while Eabha Brennan was the girls winner with 38 points.
On June 10, Harry McEnery won off the white tees with 36 points Cillian Moylan won off tthe black tees with 40 points while Eabha Brennan again won the girls competition with 38 points.
The ladies 18 hole competition on June 9 was won by Mairead Twomey with 36 points from Leslie O’Flynn with 33 while the 9 hole competition winner was Katrina O’Neill with 19 points.
Kilrush Golf Club:
Vice captain Noel Kilkenny’s prize was played for at Kilrush at the weekend when the winner was Rory Flynn(17) with 45 points. He had one to spare over Martin McNamara (27). Rory Lillis (8) was third with 41 followed by Vincent Lillis (18), also with 41 points. Shane Lillis (scratch) won the gross with 37.
Joe Linnane (13) won division 1 with 40 points, Pat J. Shannon (16) won division 2 with 40 and Patrick O’Dea (20) won division 3 with 41 points. Michael Miniter (15) won the front 9 with 24 points while Thomas Mullins (12) won the back 9 with 23 points. The long drive was won by Bryden Cody while David Byrnes was nearest the pin.
The Flan Brew trophy, a men’s open competition, was won by Noel Kilkenny (23) with 43 points from Neil Browne (10) with 41 points and Eric Dore (10) with 41 points. Michael Miniter (15) won division 1 with 40 points, Anthony Gilmartin (19) won division 2 with 40 points and Michael McNamara won division 3 with 38 points.
The winner of the lady vice captain’s (Peggy Mulqueen) prize was Anne Gallagher (12) with 40 points from Stephanie Roughan (31) with 39 points. Jean Lorigan (32) was third with 36 points followed by Ursula Lineen (29) with 36 points, Anne Brennan (12) with 36 points and Clare Pyne (21) with 35 points. Mary Nolan (19) won category 1 with 34 points and Rebecca Brew (28) won category 2 with 34 points. The 9 hole prize was won by Martina Fox with 17 points.
The weekly ladies competition, sponsored by Brew’s Home and Gift store, was won by Martina Walsh (21) with 38 points from Muriel Kiely (31) with 37 points with Mary Bolton (20) in third place with 35 points. The 12 hole prize was won by Martina Fox with 22 points.
Shannon Golf Club:
The June medal was played for at Shannon at the weekend when Frank Casey (14) emerged as the winner with 63. He had a stroke to spare over Alan O’Hanlon (26) who was followed by Brian Mullins (16) with 65, Aaron Costelloe (16) with 65, Barry Deasy (10) with 66 and Fergus McGrath (21), also with 66. Chris Willets (4) won the gross with 70.
Last week’s men’s 18 hole singles (block 1) at Shannon was won by Brian Downey (18) with 43 points. He had one to spare over Niall McMahon (20) with third spot filled by Michael Long (23) with 41 points followed by Gary O’Brien (18) with 41 points. Dara Casey (2) was third with 34 points.
In a similar competition in mid week, Alan Small (12) was the winner with 42 points from Jeff Carew (15) with 38 points and Michael Foley (13) with 38.
Last week’s 9 hole singles (block 2) was won by Ben O’Gorman (5) with 22 points from Sean McLoughlin (15) with 21.
A similar competition this week was won by Colm McCaul (9) with 24 points.
The block 1 competition was won by Eoin Davis (10) with 22 points from Joe O’Neill (10), also with 22 points.
Woodstock Golf Club:
Last week’s club singles at Woodstock was won by Oisin Kenneally (11) with 64 nett from Gary Greene (11) with 66, P.J. Carmody (13) with 66 and Benny O’Reilly (17) with 66. Kieran Cunnane (2) won the gross with 72.
In the May medal the winner was Adrian Kearney (10) with 65, from John McGrath (12) with 68, Sean Crowe (21) with 69, Colm Geary (5) with 70 and Brian Ahearne (10) with 71. Anthony Sweeney (scratch) won the gross with 73.
The Bank holiday Monday modified fourball was won by Kieran Cosgrove (11) and Barry Conway (19) with 53 points from Kieran Browne (24) and Martin Lyons (24) with 51 points.
The Al Hayes Motors matchplay qualifier will be the competition at Woodstock this Saturday and Sunday with the top sixteen to qualify for matchplay. There will be a club singles on Wednesday and Thursday of next week.
Meanwhile Woodstock recorded an impressive 4-1 victory over Shannon in the opening round of the senior cup last week. The menbers of the Woodstock team were Cormac Walsh, Brian Gilligan, Ross Kelly, Tony Cleary and Jason Considine. They will play East Clare in the next round.
Ennis Golf Club:
The senior ladies competition at Ennis last week was won by Claire Ruane, Deirdre Molyneaux and Joan Cullinan Coote with 49.7 from Mary Lenihan, Marie Dilleen and Kathleen Pyne with 50 with third spot filled by Carmel Verling, Ann White and Margaret Flanagan with 50 5/6.
Gort Golf Club:
Last week’s open 18 hole singles at Gort was won by Kieran Reddy (22) with 40 points from Brian Monaghan (20) with a similar score. Dylan Molloy (12) was third with 38 points while John Counihan (4) won the gross with 31 points.
In the ladies 18hole singles subscription stakes the winner was Teresa Gill (19) with 68 from Maura Hanrahan (16) with 69 and Marion Ruane (28) with 71. Jane Joyce (13) won the gross with 89.
Tuesday’s 18 hle singles was won by Patsy Lyons (48) with 47 points from Ann Connolly (29) with 39 points
Club Clare Golf Classic:
Trump International links in Doonbeg was the venue for a team of four classic in aid of Club Clare on Wednesday and Thursday last week.
With 98 points Conor Gilligan, Sean Neylon, Martin McGivern and Tom Galvin were the winners from Tim Rabitt, John Cancy, Gary Loughlin and Liam Rabitte with 94 points. In third spot, also with 94 points, were Andrew Warren, Tony Neville, Liam and Jamesie O’Connor followed by Donagh Keogh, Ian and Shane Cusack and David Cowpar with 93 while fifth spot was filled by Alan Neville, Frank Lohan, John O’Connor and Damian Garrihy with 92 points.
Wednesday’s winners were John Kelly, Andrew Moloney, Mark O’Loughlin and Michael O’Neill with 95 points while the winners on Thursday were Mike O’Brien, P.J Carmody, Tony O’Sullivan and Eric Murrihy with 95 points.
The long drive winners were Sean Lynch and Margaret Donnelly while the nearest to the pin winners were Niamh McDermott and John O’Grady.