Sixmilebridge Golf Society President Ian Mulready presents first prize to Eric Purcell.
Ennis members will play for the Cahercalla Cup this weekend, this will be the club’s third golfer of the year competition of this season and the format for the Daly Mortgage Brokers sponsored competition will be singles stroke play.
The competition last week was for the committee trophy, a singles stableford golfers of the year competition sponsored by Western Joinery. Kieran Fox (5) won the competition with 40 points from Noel Whelan (9) with 39, Gearoid Walsh (18) with 39 and Tommy Stack (20) with 37. Sean Myatt (+1) won the gross with 34 while the category winners were Dermot Doheny (4) with 35 points, Darren McGill (15) with 36 points and Cian Griffin (24) with 36 points.
The Martin Ward golf sponsored open singles on Friday was won by Niall O’Connor (16) with 40 points from Conor Hehir (28) with 40 and Colm McCarthy (10) from Kilrush with 39. Eoin Glynn (scratch), Lahinch won the gross with 32 points.
Winners of the Tuesday fourball were Tommy Timpson and Pat Cuddy with 31 points from Damon Murphy and Ferdi O’Donoghue with a similar score. Eamon Corry and Michael O’Reilly also with 31 points, were third
The ladies Ardagh cup competition, an 18 hole stroke event, was won by Una O’Reilly (35) with 68 from Kathleen Frehill (39) with a similar score. Geraldine O’Rourke (17) was third with 69 followed by Monica Finnerty (24) with 71 while Mary Lenihan (17) won the gross with 88.
In the 9 hole stableford competition Anna Glynn (15) won with 19 pints from Pat Leacy (18) with 18 points and Patrice Ryan (18) with a similar score.
The Bank holiday scramble was won by Ethna Murphy, Dominic O’Connor and Willie Moloney with 79 points with second place filled by Una O’Reilly, John O’Connor and David Cassidy with 72 points. In third place with 70 points were Maureen Moloney and Jean Moloney, Michael Ball and David Pilkington followed by Sinead 0’Sullivan, Andrew McGloin and Con Daly with 70 points.
Last week’s senior ladies competition was won by Mary McMahon, Mary Glynn and Anne McMahon with 51points from Una Patton, Anne Kehoe and Eileen Corry (E) with 41points. In third place, also with 41 points, were Kathleen Pyne, Pat Leacy and Carmel Verling.
Winners of the senior men’s outing last week were Tim Kelly, Michael Dempsey, Richard O Connell and Tom Fox with 76 points. They had five to spare over John Guilfoyle, Peadar Cosgrove, Don Ryan and Frank Cullinan with third spot filled by Seamus Frehill, Des Leahy and Neil Cremin who also had 71 points.
Dromoland Golf Club:
The player of the year men’s 18 hole stableford competition at Dromoland at the weekend was won by Liam Moloney with 43 points from Brian O’Sullivan who had a similar tally. Ruairi Prive was third with 42 points followed by David O’Brien with 41. The gross was won by Killian Howard with 41.
In a similar competition for the ladies, played on the May Bank holiday weekend, Ellie Cotgreave was the winner with 40 points from Anne Fahy with 39 points, Frances Feighery with 38 points and Niamh McDermott with 37, Joan Ryan won the gross with 23 points.
The ladies 9 hole competition on May 2 was won by Catherine Quinn with 20 points from Mary Rogers with 19 and Joan Dunne with 18. A similar competition on May 4 was won by Siobhan Doohan with 119 points from Majella Cotgreave, also with 19 points.
Last weekend’s ladies 28 hole stroke medal competition was won by Mairead Bergin with 68 from Ann Nix with 70 with third spot filled by Suzanne Mcconway with 87. Leslie O’Flynn won the gross with 87.
Ruairi Price was the winner of last week’s men’s singles competition at Dromoland with 47 points from David Browne with 44. Frank Conway was third with 42 followed by Martin O’Mahoney with 40. Killian McDermott won the gross with 40 points.
In the senior men’s competition category A was wo n by Mick O’Shea from Brendan Lennon with Brendan Spicer in third spot. In category B, Gerard Ryan won from Pat Bergin with Philip Hehir in third spot.
Lahinch Golf Club:
The Lahinch Barton Shield team, managed by David Conway, won their first-round match against Kilrush last Sunday but the ladies minor cup team, managed by Margaret Cooney suffered a narrow defeat to Dromoland Castle with the last match being decided on the eighteenth green.
On this Thursday, May 12, the Pierse Purcell team, managed by John Skerritt Snr and Michael O’Riordan tee it up against Doonbeg Links on the Castle Course commencing at 4.00pm.
Woodstock Golf Club:
Barry Scanlan and John Baker won the scotch fouromes at Woodstock at the weekend with 46 points. In second place with a similar score were Brian Gilligan and Kieran Browne while third spot was filled by Paul Coote and Ollie McNamara with 45 points
In last week’s open singles the winner was Dermot O’Neill with 40 points from Brian Dillon with 39 and Nick Germaine (27), also with 39 while Jason Considine (2) won the gross with 32 points
The weekly open singles continues on this Thursday while the competition on Saturday and Sunday will be the Al Hayes Motors singles matchplay qualifier with the top 32 qualifying for the knockout stage.
The winners of the weekly seniors competition on Tuesday were Pat Barry, John O’Donovan and Pat McMahon with 47 points.
Kilrush Golf Club:
Eoin Fitzgerald (16) won the Kepak prize at Kilrush last week with 42 points. He had one to spare over Gavin Duffy (16) who was a point ahead of third placed James Murtagh (15) who scored 40 points. Pt J. Shannon (12) was fourth with 39 points while the category winners were Terry O’Hare(13) with 38 points, Brendan Carey (18) with 37 points and John Stapleton (23) with 36 points
Mary Bolton (21) won the ladies 18 hole stableford competition with 39 points from Anne Coen (2) with 38 points while the 12 hole winner was Martina Fox with 28 points
East Clare Golf Club:
There was a tremendous response to the May Bank holiday weekend open team of two competition at East Clare.
In the men’s section the winners were Stephen Moloney and Donal O’Grady with 67 points from Jason Horan and Josh Moloney with 66 points with third spot filled by Tom Stuart and Teddy Murphy, also with 66 points.
The ladies section was won by Rachel Whelan and Maureen Clune with 56 points from Brid Hayes and Mary Brennan who had a similar score.
Enda and Marie Donnellan won the mixed category with 60 points from Mary and Eoghan Mannion with 59 points.
Heather Cullen won the ladies golfer of the year 18 hole stableford competition on Sunday with 35 points from Rachel Whelan who also had 35 points while Evelyn Skehan won the gross.
The Coronation foursomes winners were Brid Hayes and Marie Kelly.
Representing East Clare in the Eleanor Tivy cup in August will be Heather Cullen, Rachel Whelan and Margaret MacNamara.
The senior men’s competition, a two ball modified scramble, on Tuesday was won by Danny Minogue and Jackie Mc Hugh from Brendan Moloney and John Brett with third spot filled by Kevin Grimes and Seamus Mason.
The Wednesday ladies competition last week was won by Mary Brennan, Helen Downey and Mary Jo Minogue with 34 points from Breda McCarthy, Mary Hogan and Hannah Guinnane wth 32 points. In third spot with 30 points were Evelyn Skehan, Marie A, Kelly and Joan Kinsella.
Gort Golf Club:
The competition format at Gort at the weekend was fourball stableford, sponsored by Quinn’s Pharmacy. The winners with 50 points were Tom Finneran (14) and Declan Fahy (20) from John Williams (14) and John Moylan (11) with a similar score. In third place with 48 points were Gerry Burke (23) and Barry McMahon (14)
Last week’s open singles was won by Trevor Cummins (7) with 39 points. The category winners were Adam McIlwaine (14) Bearna with 38 points, Eamon Higgins (18) with 35 points and Naoto Nishion (23), with 39 points
The ladies 18 hole singles stableford competition saw Petra O’Connor (20) win category 1 with 38 points. Geraldine Connors (23) won category 2 with 35 points, Patricia Callinan (32) won category 3 with 35 points and Bernadette Burke(48) won category 4 with 42 points.
Sixmilebridge Golf Society:
Sixmilebridge society had an outing to Woodstock on Saturday when Eric Purcell recorded his first win. Second spot was filled by Podge Flannery followed by Bobby Deegan in third place and Adam O’Halloran in fourth spot. Dean Costello and David Purcell won the nines.