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Moloney led team wins Shannon Golf Club annual development classic

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*Andrew Moloney with Maire McMahon & Keith Buckley.

Shannon Golf Club’s annual Club Development has new winners for 2020 with the team of Andrew Moloney, Mike O’Brien, Teddy O’Hanlon and Kevin Stritch taking the spoils.

Shannon Golf Club:

63 teams played in glorious conditions at Shannon Golf Club in their annual Club Development Classic at the weekend. The winners were Andrew Moloney (pictured representing his team with Captain Keith Buckley and Lady Captain Maire McMahon. Mike O Brien, Teddy O Hanlon, and Kevin Stritch were other members of the winning team, The event was Sponsored for the fourth year running by PIL (Partners in Logistics)

East Clare Golf Club:

Last week’s men’s team of three competition at East Clare was won by Patsy Kett (13), Paul Madden (14) and Brendan Foley (12) with 79 points. They had four to spare over Pat Duggan (22), Brian Torpey (24) and John Canny (24).

In the men’s 18 hole stableford competition, off the blue tees, Oisin Donnellan (15) was the winner with 41 points from Pat McNamara (11) with 36 while William O’Brien (6) won the gross with 29
The ladies team of two competition was won by Rachel Whelan (27) and Maureen Clune (34) with 51 points with second spot filled by Mary Mannion (19) and Margaret Lynch (27) with 43 points.

In the ladies 9 hole team of three competition, the winners were Noreen Skehan, Phil Burke and Teresa Bradley with 33 points from Kay Grimes, Marie A Kelly and Oonagh McElhinney with 31 points with third spot filled by Catherine Murphy, Maureen Clune and Hannah Guinnane with 31 points

In last week’s open day the men’s competition was won by Eoin Magill (2) with 41 points from Cathal Lenihan (18) with 39 while the gross was won by Anthony Sweeney (1) from Woodstock with 38. The ladies competition was won by Catherine Murphy (27) with 37 points from Connie McKenna (29) with 32.

Men’s and ladies open singles competitions take place on Thursdays

Kilrush Golf Club:

Kilrush hosted their annual open week competitions last week when there were big entries and some impressive scoring.

In the men’s singles SuperValu stroke competition, Jim Young Junior (5) was the winner with 66 from Jim Young Senior (8) who had a similar score. Seamus Breen (7) was third with 68 followed by Pat J. Shannon (13) with 68. The category winners were David McMahon (12) with 70 Tommy Lee (17) with 70 and Ronan Nagle (19) with 71.

Gearoid Kelly (10) was the winner of the Whelan prize competition with 41 points from Rory Lillis (13) with 41, Jim Houlihan (16) with 40 and Mark Shannon(6) with 38.

The Crottys Bar and Restaurant singles was won by Brian Scanlan (11) with 35 points from Thomas Coffey (13) with a similar score. Mark Shannon (6) was third and he also scored 35 points.
In the ladies competition Geraldine Burke (18) was the winner with 37 points from Margaret Donnelly (18) with 34 points.

In the Patrick Bourke menswear singles the winner was David Walzert (12) with 45 points from Mark Shannon (6) with 41 points with Declan O’Donovan (8) third with 39 points. Paul McGibney (22) won the Saint Gobain open with 40 points from Jason Hanrahan (21) with a similar score. Pat Mulcahy (24),also with 40 points was third while Brian Scanlan (11) was fourth with 39 points.

Jim Young junior (4) was the winner of the Munster Group open with 40 points from Terry O’Hare (15) with 38 and Brendan Carigg (30) with 37.
The ladies SuperValu open was won by Anne Brennan (12) with 37 points from Celia O’Grady (35) with 35 points. The Anne Marie Russell ladies open was won by Sheila G. O’Grady (16) with 36 points from Patsy Nugent (33) with 34 points with third spot filled by Anne Brennan (12) with 34 points.

Lahinch Golf Club:

Huge entries were the order of the day for a series of members competitions for ladies and men at Lahinch last week.

The Granard cup, an NCBI competition in aid of sight loss, was won by Edel (9) and Isabelle Banim (23) with 50 points from Niamh Carey (9) and Isobel O’Grady (20) with 45.

The Heskin trophy was played for on the Castle course and was won by Katie Gleeson (12) with 43 points from Rachel Connolly (28) with 41, Mary O’Brien (22) with 41, Susan Grennell (35) with 40 and Ann Ui Nuallain(28) with 39. Niamh O’Dwyer won the gross with 38 points. In the silver division Anne Vaughan (19) was the winner with 39 points from Suzanne Hassett (18) also with 39 points.

The bronze division was won by Isabelle Banim (25) with 39 points from Caroline Hurley(34) with 38 points.

The championship course hosted the Nora Slattery trophy competition which was won by Catriona O’Callaghan (11) with 37 points from Una Molony (18) with 37, Suin McInerney (23) with 37, Miriam Abernethy (5) with 37 and Olivia Lucas(4) with 36. Niamh O’Dwyer won the gross with 37.

In the silver division Rachel Maher (19) was the winner with 36 points from Edwina O’Brien (18) with 36 and Mary Fahy Coen (16), also with 36.

Eileen O’Doherty (21) won the bronze division with 36 points from Karen White (24) with 32 and Kathleen Hayes(23) with 32.

The J.K. Brice cup was also played for on the championship course where Elaine McElhinney (28) was the winner with 40 points from Edwina O’Brien (17) with a similar score. Suzanne Hassett (18) was third, also with 40 points followed by Eileen O’Doherty (21) with 39 point and Jenny Hennessy (5) with 38 points. Niamh O’Dwyer won the gross with 34 points.

Oonagh Mee (20) won the silver division with 37 points from Miriam Abernethy (5) with 37 and Georgina Condon (18) with 34 while the bronze division was won by Margaret Cooney (24) with 33 from Suzanne Cagney(29) with 32 and Ann Ui Nuallain (27) with 31.

Fiona McCarthy(14) and Linda Doyle (13) won the Kilcreene cup fourball competition with 45 points from Jenny Hennessy (4) and Vicki Morris (13) with a similar score. In third spot with 44 points were Muiriosa Connolly (5) and Valerie Hassett (10) followed by Yvonne Morrisson (17) and Mary Fahy Coen (14) with 43 while Rhona Carmody (9) and Miriam O’Keeffe(12) were next with 42. Aideen Walsh and Mary Sadlier won the gross.

In the men’s section the Shaw cup was won by Gerard Dunworth(5) with 40 points from Jonathan Keane (-1) with 38. They were followed by Niall Connolly (15), Cathal Whelan(5). Gerry O’Sullivan(5) and Oisin Vaughan (9) all with 38. Bob Loftus won the gross with 33.

Kyle McCarthy won the men’s singles stableford competition on the Castle course last Thursday with 46 points from J. P. Neville (21) with 44, Tony O’Loughlin (12) with 43 and Shane Doyle (16) with 43. Jonathan Keane won the gross with 36.

Fergal (1) and Eoghan Deasy(18) were the winners of the Munster Cups fourball competition with 45 points from Eoin (2) and Tom Glynn (13) with 44 points, Mark O’Donoghue (5) and Bernard Whelan (8) with 44, Kevin Falvey(15) and David Givens (6) with 43, John Dillon(4) and Shane Doyle (15) with 43.

Saturday’s men’s singles stableford competition was won by Johnny Markham (11) with 47 points from Gavin O’Flaherty (12) with 45, Michael Boland (18) with 44 and David O’Brien (13) with 43. Jonathan Keane won the gross with 39.

Niall Gleeson (7) was the winner of the Arnott Cup strokeplay competition with 67 nett from Ross Whitaker with 68, Cathal Malone (12) with 68, Mark Cloonan (8) with 68, Eoin Doohan (2) with 69, Eddie Power(scratch) with 70 and Ray Hennessy (2) with 70. Mark Power won the gross with 67.

Monday’s singles stableford competition on the Castle course was won by Mark Ryan (16) with 44 points from Jack Donovan (26) with 43 points and David McInerney (13) with 43 points while Mark Power won the gross with 41 points.

Tulla United FC:
Tulla United FC celebrate their 50th anniversary this week with a golf classic at East Clare golf club

Lissycasey GAA:
Ennis golf club is the venue for a team of four classic in aid of Lissycasey GAA club on Saturday September 5. Details are available from any member of the club executive.

Last week’s senior’s outing at Woodstock was won by Brian Logue, Brendan Arthur, Matt Power and Nick Germaine with 44 points.

Gort Golf Club:

The Monday open at Gort was won by Eoin Killeen (22) with 40 points from Liam Perkins (21) with a similar score. Derek Kinsella (13) was in third place and he also scored 40 points while the gross was won by Eanna Melville (4) with 34 points.

The lady captain’s (Patricia Skehill) prize to the men was played for at the weekend when the winner was John Hynes (11) with 44 points from Liam Byrne (19) with 41 points, Noel Ruane (19) with 40 points and Andreas Edler (12) with 40 points. Paul Brennan (7) won the gross with 33 points. Micheal Cahill (1) won the senior’s section with 35 points while the nines were won by John Dempsey (15) with 23 points and Tony Naughton (30) with 24 points.

Last week’s ladies singles open competition was won by Ena Furey (46) with 46 points from Teresa Mahon (31) with 42 points and Patricia Callinan (41) with 39 points. Siobhan O’Connor (12) won the gross with 23 points.

Spanish Point Golf Club:

Paul Frawley was recently crowned of the Boys Open Singles. Sally O’Dwyer on the Ladies Multi-Day 18 Hole Singles with 36 points ahead of Bernie O’Connor and Clair Cullinan. Michael Flick O’Brien (15 points) had the right technique in the Men’s 9 Hole Singles on Friday with John Lewis (12 points) and Tom Prenderville (12 points) close behind.

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