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*Keith Buckley Captain Shannon Golf Club, Daithi Lohan winner of the Junior Captain’s Prize and Junior Captain Colm Flynn. Photograph: Joe Buckley

John McNeilis claimed the Captain’s Prize at Kilrush Golf Club while the Lohan family had further reason to smile in Shannon this week.

Lahinch Golf Club:
Lahinch women’s senior cup team was defeated at the final hurdle in the All-Ireland senior cup at Castle golf club in Dublin on Sunday.

The team managed by Valerie Hassett and Aedin McCarthy and holders of the title following a great win last year, defeated Kilkenny 4.5/0.5 on Friday to qualify for the All-Ireland semi-final where their opponents were Douglas from Cork.

In a thrilling match Lahinch emerged with a 3-2 victory with Aideen Walsh securing the winning point.

Due to torrential thunderstorms which led to greens flooding and further threats of lightening, the final against Elm Park GC was postponed until Sunday morning.

In another exciting match, Lahinch were pipped and went down to Elm Park on a 3-2 scoreline.

Playing at numbers 1 and 2, Aideen Walsh and Niamh O’Dwyer won their matches on 3/2 and 5/3 scorelines. However Sarah Cunningham, Olivia Lucas and Val Shannon lost their games as Elm Park were crowned champions. Muiriosa Connolly was also a members of the Lahinch panel.

It was a sweet victory for Elm Park who gained revenge for their 2018 All-Ireland loss to Lahinch.

There is no rest for Aideen Walsh who is in action this week, representing Munster in the Interprovincial Championships which are being hosted by Shannon. The round-robin matches are on Wednesday and will conclude this Friday afternoon. Anne Vaughan won the Munster senior women’s championship at Roscrea last week.

Ennis Golf Club:

Two hundred and fifty two members competed for president Steve Burns’ prize at Ennis at the weekend when Shane Talty (22) was victorious with 45 points. He had two to spare over Flan Lyons (13) with Noel Pyne (7) in third place with 40 points. They were followed by Paul Nihill (12) with 40 points, Tommy Stack (21) with 39 points, Damian Pilkington (16) with 39 points, and Ross McLoughlin (21) with 39 points. Ronan Herbert (4) won the gross with 35 points.

Category A was won by Ian Myatt (8) with 38 points from Andrew Whelan (3) with 37 points. Padraic McNicholas (11) won category B with 38 points from Flan Downes (13) with similar score while category C was won by Vincent Healy (20) with 38 points from P.J. Hehir (34) with 37 points.

The past president’s category was won by Joe Carmody (16) with 32 points while Jack Clohessy (8) won the junior prize with 33 points. Evan Lewis won Friday’s open singles with 41 points from Redmomd Condon (22) with 40 points while Brian Kelly (6) won the gross with 31 points.

Tuesday’s fourball was won by John Cleary and Vincent Healy with 39 points from John Cleary and Rodger McMahon with 37 points, Joseph O’Brien and Damon Murphy with 35 points with fourth spot filled by Evan Lewis and Brian Kelly with 35 points.

Kilrush Golf Club:

The NET Consultancy men’s open at Kilrush on Sunday was won by Jerry Leahy (14) with 45 points from Nathon Capon (23) with 43 points with Declan O’Donovan (12) in third spot with 43 points. The category winners were Jim Young Snr (12) with 41 points, Shane Carey (17) with 42 points and Matt Fitzpatrick (23) with 42 points. The men’s open on Saturday was won by Andrew Egan (21) with 35 points.

The senior men’s captain’s (Seamus O’Doherty) prize was played for on Wednesday last week and resulted in victory for John McNeilis (18) with 41 points. He had one to spare over Pat Murtagh (17) with third spot filled by Matt Rea (20), also with 40 points. They were followed by Pat J Shannon (13) with 39 points, Michael J Hogan (18) with 38 points and Michael Hemmings (21) with 38 points.

Kilrush captain Seamus O’Doherty presents the Captain’s Prize to John McNeilis.

The category winners were Terry O’Hare (10) with 36 points, Noel Thornton (17) with 37 points and Tom McGrath (27) with 38 points. The nines were won by Peter W Glynn (30) with 20 points and Michael O’Reilly (13), also with 20 points. John Robinson (23) with 37 points won the past captain’s category while the birdie winners were Thomas Coffey, Noel Cooney and John Hehir.

In the ladies competition on August 19th, the winner was Agnes Shannon (21) with 38 points from Anne Hogan (34) with 37 points with third spot filled by Ann Marie Donnellan (15) with 36 points. The 12 hole winner was Martina Fox.

Woodstock Golf Club:

Club member Tony Cleary retained the Connacht senior championship in Westport last week.

There was a big entry for the Woodstock senior captain’s (Brian Logue) prize on Tuesday last which resulted in victory for Gerry Griffey (20) with an impressive 49 points.

He had four to spare over Eugene Conroy (23) with third place filled by Ollie McNamara (14) who also scored 45 points.

Brendan Arthur (26) won the over 75’s section with 42 points while the guests section was won by David Cassidy (36) from Ennis with 44 points. In the ladies section the winner was Shauna Moylan (24) with 41 points from Mary Gleeson (29) with 39.

The final of the Simon O’Donnell memorial cup competition took place last week and resulted in victory for Paddy Meehan who defeated Willie Thompson.

Last week’s open singles was won by James McMahon (17) Lahinch with 61 nett from Ethan Kerin (27) with 63 nett with Conor James Clancy (17) in third spot with 64 nett followed by Ronan Horgan (16) with 66 nett. Jason Considine (10) won the gross with 70.

The lady captain’s (Fiona Landy) prize will be played for on this Saturday and Sunday.

Dromoland Golf Club:

Rob McNally won the Friday open singles at Dromoland with 43 points from Gary Ryan with 40 and Ken Mulcair with 39 while Gordon O’Neill won the gross with 35 points.

Winners in the juniors outing on August 17 were Darragh Moylan with 37 points (off the white tees), Conor Clancy with 44 points (off the black tees) and Sive Timmons with 41 points in the girls competition.

In a similar competition on August 19 the winners were Donncha Mahon with 38 points off the white tees, Aaron Piccolo with 42 points off the black tees while the girls winner was Sive Timmons with 22 points.

Last weeks 9 hole competition was won by Conor McCarthy with 22 points from Noel Hoban with 21 and Eric Flynn with 20.

The monthly medal, a stroke play competition, was played for at the weekend when the winner was Diarmuid O’Connor with 67 from Cian Connellan with a similar score. Noel O’Brien was third with 68 while Enda Finnucane won the category for those with handicaps of 18 and over with 69, Killian Howard won the gross with 70

Portumna Golf Club:

Carmel Whelan’s lady captain’s prize was played for at Portumna last week when the winner ws Rachel Madden (18) with 109 for the 27 hole event. She had one to spare over Kthleen Lynch (20) who was followed by Fiona Hynes (29), Mry Mcelroy (19) and Ann Fahy (15).

Patricia Rowland (5) won the gross with 129, the leading qualifier was Roisin O’Byrne (13) with 111.5 while the senior section was won by Catherine Fahy (M35) with 116.5. The category winners were Anne Frawley (15) with 118.5, Annn Hynes (17) with 113.5, Olive O’Meara (31) with 116.5 and Cora Wallace (42) with 116.

Fanny O’Deas society:
The Fanny O’Deas golf society held its third President’s prize outing last week when forty one members travelled to Kilrush golf club to honour the late Paddy Carmody who passed away earlier this year.

Presenting the Claret jug on behalf of the Carmody family, his wife Mary recalled their love of golf and how proud Paddy was when he was asked to be president of the Fanny O’Deas society.

*Members of the Fanny O’Deas society.

Winner of the prize on the day was Gerry Lernihan (18) with 41 points from Pat Delap (24) with 40 points. Enda Finnucane (15) was third with 39 points followed by Tim Shanahan, James Whelan and John Leahy. The scramble winners were Alan Hogan and Martin Brennan, Cathal Talty was nearest the pin at the 4th while Darren McCormack won the long drive at the 18th.

The society’s next outing will be on September 4 when members will pay at Woodstock for prizes sponsored by Nigel Lynch and Sticky Business.

East Clare Golf Club:
President Mary Mannion’s prize was played for at East Clare last week and resulted in victory for David McNamara (24) with 44 points. Tony Stuart (19) was second with 43 points followed by Kevin Wallis (9) with 41 points and John Duffy (14) with 41 points, Michael Rochford (2) won the gross with 38 points.

Brendan Magill (7) won the past president’s category with 35 points. The nines were won by Damien Kiniry (13) with 22 points and Stephen Moloney (4) with 23 points. Kevin O’Brien was nearest the pin at the 8th while Fiachra Donnellan won the long drive on the 18th.

The president’s prize to the senior men was won by Ger P. O’Brien(23) with 43 points from Pat McNamara (13) with 39 points with third spot filled by Willie Roche (17) with 39 points.

The president’s prize to the ladies was won by Catherine Minogue (21) with 40 points from Margaret Egan (33) with 38 points, Noreen Doyle (22) with 38 points and Claire Ryan (41) with 37 points. Siobhan Shanahan (15) won the gross with 20 points.

The nines were won by Loretto O’Donnell (37) with 24 points and Heathen Cullen (22) with 17 points. Siobhan Shanahan was nearest the pin at the 18th hole while Rachel Whelan won the long drive on the 6th hole.

Gort Golf Club:
The weekend competition at Gort was an 18 hole stableford event, sponsored by Giblin Financial services.

Eoghan Bermingham (14) was the winner with 46 points from John Melville (13) with 44 points with Seamus Noone (20) in third spot with 43 points. Robert McDonagh (5) won the gross with 35 points.

The Monday open singles was won by Tommy Foy (31) with 44 points from Shane Quinn (23) with 42 points.

Ann Nolan (24) won the ladies 18 hole singles with 39 points from Siobhan O’Connor (10) with 38 points with third spot filled by Bernie Diskin (15) with 37 points.

The winners of the Rosebowl 18 hole mixed foursomes competition were Johnnie Joyce and Niamh Carr with 67.5 from Joe Moran and Olive Mulcair with 69.5 with third spot filled by John Madden and Ruth Naughton, also with 69.5.

Shannon Golf Club:
Daithí Lohan was the winner of the Junior Captain’s Prize at Shannon over the weekend. The Wolfe Tones dual-player has also shown his ability on the golf course following in the footsteps of his older brother Darragh. His success comes in a week where Clare GAA officers recommended their uncle Brian be given a three year extension as county senior hurling manager.

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