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Hot scoring in winter league at Woodstock

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The Winter league is in full swing at Woodstock and the winners of round one which was a rumble were Noel and Dave Moloney, Stephen Barry and Noel Casey junior with 90 points.

They were followed by P.J. Carmody, Cathal O’Neill, Gary Thompson and Vincent McInerney with 86 points

In a singles competition on the same day Paddy Meehan (11) was the winner with 44 points from Darren O’Neill (13) with 41 points with third spot filled by Cian Moloney (17) with 39 and they were followed by Paul McMahon (15) who also returned 39 points.

Round two of the winter league was a fourball and the winners were Pat Barry (22) and Joe Kelly (12) with 50 points from Tony Neville (12) and Jack Duffy (20) with 49 points.

In the singles competition club president Matt Power (25) was the winner with 46 points from club captain Liam O’Connor (14) with 43 points. They were followed by Ian Birchall (21) with 43 points, Christy Kelly (19) with 43 points and Brian Kilker (17) with 42 points.

The competition at Woodstock at the weekend was a modified team of four, sponsored by Michael O’Reilly Oil. The winners of the ladies section were Shauna Moylan (24), Mary Sweeney (36), Eleanor Miniter (42) and Mags Nash (45) with a score of 109 points. In second place were Una Patten (28), Kathleen McEnery (31), Caroline Moloney (34) and Ailish Neville (38) with 97 points with third spot filled by an all Ennis team of Mary McMahon (22), Ann Kelly (22), Ann Casey (24) and Carmel Cummins (37) with 97 points.

In the men’s section the winners were Brendan Neylon (8), Shane Power (14), Jimmy Kelly (18) and Michael Coughlan (22) with 115 points. They won by virtue of a better back nine from Keith McInerney (12), John Kennedy (18), Seamus Kelly (19) and Jarlath Fahy (20) who also returned 115 points. In third spot were Tony Nugent (4), Kieran Drummy (6), Seamus Kelly (19) and Nick Germaine (21) with 111 points.

Last week’s Woodstock seniors held a team competition which was won by Brian Logue, Ger Griffey, Nick Germaine and Liam McInerney with 50 points from John O’Sullivan, Gerry O’Malley, Matt Power and Martin White who scored 49 points.

Heavy rainfall on Monday and Tuesday led to the cancellation of this week’s competition.

Kilrush Golf Club:
John K. Ryan (16) won the men’s 18 hole singles competition at Kilrush at the weekend with 46 points. He had five to spare over Mark Shannon (6) with third spot filled by Padraic Cotter (16) from Dromoland who had 40 points.

The category winners were Rory Lillis (9) with 40 points, Kenneth Hartigan (16) with 39 points and Ross Cullinan (18) with 38 points.

Last week’s ladies competition sponsored by Martin Ward of Ennis was won by Anne Brennan (9) with 29 points from Ailish Lorigan (12) with 28 points with third spot filled by Carmel Lillis (23) with 27 points.

Ennis Golf Club:

The Friday open singles at Ennis was won by Shane O’Doherty (20) from Dromoland with 43 points.

In second place was William Donnellan (24) with 42 points with Cillian O’Connor (9) in third place with 41 points. Ross O’Flaherty (5) won the gross with 73.

The men’s weekend competition was a fourball stableford event over 18 holes and the winners were Dermot Doheny (6) and John Coleman (17) with 49 points. They had one to spare over Frank Sheedy (20) and Terry Hughes (19) while Gary Collins (5) and David Casey (15) were a point further back in 47 points.

In fourth spot, also with 47 points, were Ian Myatt(10) and Barry Lee (16) followed by Ollie Kennelly (20) and Tim Kelly (21) with 46, Padraig McNicholas (12) and Michael Ball (21), also with 46 while seventh spot was filled by Bernard Hanrahan (22) and Paschal Russell (18) with 46.

Dromoland Golf Club:

Leonard Shanahan was the winner of the Friday open singles at Dromoland with 39 points from Eugene Fawl who returned a similar score. Joe Walsh, with 38 points, was third while the gross was won by Jason O’Leary, also with 38 points.

In the weekend singles Tony Cotgreave won with 41 points from Alan Neville, also with 41 while Billy O’Sullivan was third with 40 points. Brian Shally won the gross with 36 points

Patrick McCoy won the mid week 9 hole competition with 21 points from Shane O’Brien with 20 with third spot filled by John Casey who also scored 20 points.

Finals deferred

The All Ireland finals of the Purcell and Bruen Shields, due to take place in Donegal, have been deferred due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions. Spanish Point had qualified for the Purcell finals following their thrilling Munster final victory recently. Gort had also qualified for the All-Ireland series following their Connacht final success. Members of both teams will be keeping their fingers crossed that the finals can be played at a later date.

Gort Golf Club:

Michael Whelan (22) was the winner of the men’s singles competition at Gort at the weekend with 40 points. He had one to spare over Noel O’Shaughnessy (8) with third spot filled by Conor Shields (9), also with 39. Gavin Lally (7) won the gross with 32 points.

The Monday open singles was won by Emmet Major (17) with 37 points from Trevor Cumins (7) with a similar score.

In the ladies competition, an 18 hole singles stableford event, Ruth Naughton (18) won with 38 points from Mary Dervan (29) with 35 points

In the October Bowl 9 hole foursomes, Teresa Mahon (27) and Pat Fogarty (34) were the winners with 31.75 from Bernie Brown (26) and Niall Finnegan (11) with 32.5.

In third spot with 33.5 were Rose Finnegan (42) and David Cahill (16) and they were followed by Sara Broderick (19) and Paul Smith (9) with 34

Banner GAA

Banner GAA club’s team of four classic was well supported last weekend at Woodstock when the winners with 115 points were Tony Neville, Liam O’Connor, Brendan Keogh and Ailish Neville.

In second place with 111 points were Tony Nugent, Kieran Drummy, Seamus Kelly and Nick Germaine. They were followed by Brendan McDonagh, Pat Curtis, Michael Ryan and Martin Flaherty with 110 points with fourth spot filled by Kevin Toner, Ollie McNamara, James McMahon and Eamonn Woodland who also returned 110 points.

Seamus Hayes is one of the most well-respected local sports journalists in the country. For close to fifty years, the Lissycasey native was Sports Editor of The Clare Champion. Subsequent to his departure from Barrack St, he began writing for publications including The Clare Echo, The Clare People and The Irish Daily Star. He has won multiple awards during his distinguished career including accolades for GAA, Community Games and Camogie coverage.

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