*Winner of the recent Lady Captain’s prize at Shannon Golf Club, Deborah Roughan (centre) is pictured with Lady Captain Maura McMahon and her husband Mike. Photograph: Joe Buckley
There was a big entry for captain’s (Gerry Duffy) prize at Kilrush at the weekend and it proved to be a great occasion for the Duffy family as the winner was the captain’s son Gavin with 96.
The format was 18 hole singles stroke on Saturday with the leading twenty one players plus ties taking part in a 12 hole play off on Sunday.
Gavin had five strokes to spare over Michael Studdert who finished with 101 followed by Nevan Prendeville with 105, John Robinson with 107 and Malcolm McCarthy with 107.
Shane Lillis won the gross with 114 while the category winners were Gearoid Kelly with 110 and he also won the prize for nearest the pin, Gearoid Williams with 113 and Tom Cleary with 113. The leading qualifier was Brendan Carigg with 66.
In the distance members section the winner was Bryden Cody with 109 from Senan Lillis with 111 and Declan Kearns with 113.
Noel Kilkenny won the committee prize while other prize winners were Jerry Leahy (past captain), Tom Clancy (long drive), Paul McGibney (front 9) with 29 and Donncadh Nagle (back 9) with 32.
The winner of the captain’s plate was Ross Cullinan with 37 from Michael Shannon Snr with a similar score while Noel Kilkenny was third with 36.
The captain’s 9 hole competition for the ladies was won by Mary G. Nolan with 19 points from Joan O’Malley with a similar score with Mary Keating in third spot with 17 points.
In the Mary Gleeson ladies competition last week the winner was Ann Marie Donnellan (18) with 38 points from Mary Keating (32) with 36 and Jean Lorigan (33) with 35 while the 12 hole competition last week was won by Martina Fox.
Dromoland Golf Club:
The lady captain’s (Tina Devitt) prize was played for at Dromoland on Saturday where the winner was Cora O’Toole with 39 points from Kelly MacLean with a similar score. They were followed by Siobhan Fitzpatrick with 38, Sarah Fox with 38, Ann Nix with 37, Marie Meaney with 37 and Cathy Casey with 37,
Suzanne McConway won the gross with 23 points. Karina Doyle won the front 9 with 20 points while the back 9 was won by Ann Moloney with 19 points.
Mairead Bergin won category 1 with 35 points, Fran Feighery won category 2 with 34 point, Shauna Moylan won category 3 with 36 points and Carola Wixted won category 4 with 35 points.
The senior section was won by Jo Linnane with 34 points while the committee prize was won by Sandra Moylan with 34 points. Other prize winners were Majella Cotgreave (past captain) with 35 points, Colette Torpey (9 hole) with 21 points and Dorothy Brennan (visitor) with 16 points.
In the men’s 9 hole competition Willie Fueller was the winner from Brian Sheedy.
In the men’s 18 hole stableford competition at the weekend Noel McMahon (19) was the winner with 43 points from Barry Nugent with 40 points, Ben Mungovan with 38 and Robert Health with 38. Danny Mungovan won the gross with 34 points.
Alan Leamy won the Friday open singles with 43 points from Eamonn Scanlan with a similar score with Billy O’Mahony in third spot with 40 points. Derek Ryan won the gross with 35 points.
Brenda Fitzgibbon won the ladies 9 hole competition with 21 points. While the men’s 9 hole winner was David Barrett with 19 points from Noel O’Connor with 19 and Brendan Lennon with a similar score.
Last week’s junior competition was won by Mark McGrath with 37 points off the white tees while Daniel Meehan won the competition off the black tees with 40 points.
Lahinch Golf Club:
The Ladies Revive Active fourball team, managed by Olivia Lucas are through to the second round after defeating Dromoland Castle on a 3.5 to 1.5 scoreline last Wednesday.
The Ladies Intermediate team, managed by Nollie McCarthy, will play Ennis on this Saturday, July 10, commencing at 3.30pm.
The Men’s club have also been busy this week with the Pierce Purcell team, managed by John Skerritt and Michael O’Riordan defeating Kilkee 3-2 to progress to the second round.
Congratulations to the Junior boys team who defeated Shannon 3-2 in the first round of the Fred Daly competition to progress to the second round where they will play either Dromoland or Ennis.
Áine Donegan has been selected to represent Ireland at the women’s European team championships which are taking place at Royal County Down this week.
The captains’ drive-in will take place on this Sunday, July 11, at 6pm followed by prize presentations on the first tee.
On Friday 27th and Saturday 28th August, dates originally held for Overseas Member/Guest tournament, the club will hold member/guest competitions over both golf courses. The competitions will be limited to one guest per member. The member and guest can play the Old Course only once over the two days, in order to facilitate as many members as possible.
Woodstock Golf Club:
The weekend’s club singles at Woodstock was won by Chris Bravender (10) with 66 nett from Shane O’Doherty (21) with 67, Gary Thompson (18) with 67 and David McCarthy (8) with 67 while the gross was won by Jason Considine (3) with 71. A similar competition will take place this weekend.
Ken O’Shaughnessy (12) was the winner of the open singles at Woodstock last week with 44 points from Cian Moloney (18) with a similar score. In third spot with 43 points was Darren Russell (9) followed by Cathal McCoy (13) with 42 points, Tony Cleary (+2) won the gross with 39 points.
The qualifying round for the Simon O’Donnell memorial for the club’s senior members took place last week from which the top eight qualified for matchplay.
Willie Thompson was the leading qualifier with 47 points followed by Donie O’Shea with 42, Michael Finn with 41, Eugene Conroy with 39, Michael Foley with 37, Paddy Meehan with 36, Tommy Sheedy with 36 and Ollie Mc\Namara with 35.
The quarter final pairings are Willie Thompson v Ollie McNamara; Donie O’Shea v Tommy Sheedy, Michael Finn v Paddy Meehan and Eugene Conroy v Michael Foley.
Dates have been confirmed for the captain’s and president’s prizes at Woodstock. Captain Liam O’Connor prize will take place on July 31 and August 1 while the lady captain’s (Fiona Landy) prize will be played for on August 28 and 29 with the president’s (Matt Power) prize on September 4 and 5
Ennis Golf Club:
The Theresa Howard memorial cup was played for at Ennis last week when Michael O’Reilly (23) was the winner of the 18 hole stableford event with 41 points.
In second place was Bernard Hanrahan (26) with 41 points followed by Sean Kitson (23) with 41 points, Liam Roche (28) with 40 points, John McNamara (13) with 40 points, Fintan McEvoy (23) with 39 points, Steve Burns (16) with 39 points, Michael Cummins (20) with 39 points, Michael M. Vaughan (24) with 38 points, John McEntee (17) with 38 points John R. Ryan (23) with 38 points, Seamus Bowe (25) with 38 points, John Gavin (21) with 38 points, Michael Neylon (20) with 38 points, Pat G. McInerney (14) with 38 points and Terry Hughes (20) with 38 points.
In the 9 hole competition the winner was Andy Cregan (9) with 20 points from Seamus Hanrahan (10) with 19 points and Tim Kelly (10) with 16 points. The ladies 14 hole competition was won by Maureen Moloney (41) with 36 points from Mary Glynn (35) with 30 points, Brid Cunningham (23) with 29 points, Claire Ruane (20) with 28 points and Mary McMahon (25) with 27 points.
The ladies June medal competition saw Patricia Moroney (20) win the silver division with 68 from Mary Lenihan (17) with 76.In the bronze medal section the winner was Claire Kennelly (36) with 71 from Cora Kerins (28) with 72.
In the ladies 9 hole stableford competition the winner was Bridie Keane (17) with 20 points from Emer McHale (15) with 19 points with third spot filled by Nuala D’Auria (19) with 19 points followed by Geraldine O’Rourke (16) with 18 points, Anna Glynn (14) with 17 points and Mary Gardiner (14) with 17 points.
Last week’s ladies seniors competition at Ennis was won by Mary McMahon, Anne Kelly and Nuala D’Auria with 56 points from Pat Leacy, Mary Lenihan and Maureen Maloney with 53 points with third spot filled by Mary Murray, Maeve O’Grady and Kathleen Pyne with 49 points.
The ESB Moneypoint sponsored golfer of the year competition was won by Gerard O’Brien (22) with 40 points from Paul Slattery (29) with 39, John Lillis (19) with 37 and S Murphy (22) with 37 points.
Sean Myatt (1) won the gross with 35 points while the category winners were Kieran Fox with 37 points, Frank Gormley (14) with 37 points and Michael Cummins (20) with 37 points. One hundred and forty one players took part.
The Friday open singles was won by Tadhg O’Sullivan (28) from Raffeen Creek with 43 points from Declan Hehir-Scanlan(18) from the host club with 42 points. Gary Tyrell (17) also from Ennis was third with 41 points followed by Fergal Brennan (24), Ennis with 40 points. Sean Myatt (scratch) won the gross with 41 points
In the Tuesday fourball the winners were Michael Irwin and Steve Burns with 36 points from Alph Jones and Fergal Croke with 35. Michael Meagher and Michael Moroney were third with 35 followed by Ronnie Guinnane and Pat Murphy with 34. they were followed by Brian Considine and Pat G. McInerney with 34 with sixth spot filled by T. McInerney and D. Murphy, also with 34.
Gort Golf Club:
Last weekend’s men’s singles stableford competition at gort was for the Bob Forde trophy and the competition was sponsored by T.J. O’Mahoney.
The winner was Gerard Niland (8) with 43 points followed by Noel Forde (24) with 40 points with John O’Donnell (16) in third spot with 39 points. Robert McDonagh won the gross.
The ladies competition for the Bob Forde trophy was won by Josie Cummins (25) with 46 points from Patricia Skehill (31) with 44 points and Shauna Burke (22) with 42 points Jane Joyce (15) won the gross with 25 points.
Monday’s open 18 hole singles was won by Eoin Glynn (9) with 42 points from David Callanan (7) with 40 points.