*Captain’s Prize winner Eugene O’Byrne with Sue and Keith Buckley, captain of Shannon Golf Club. Photograph: Joe Buckley

Captain Keith Buckley’s prize was played for at Shannon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and attracted a huge turnout of members.

Eugene O’Byrne (26) emerged as the winner with 68 winning on a countback from Patrick Ryan (21) with Fintan Ward (21) in third spot and they also had 68’s. as had fourth placed Gerard Kelly (19). Brian Moriarty (22) was fifth with 69 followed in sixth place by Harry Storan (16), also with 69. Damian Casey (4) won the gross with 76.

Chris Maguire (7) won category 1 with 70 from Tom Keane (7) with 71 and John Madden (8) with 72.

The category 2 winner was Paul Elligott (11) with 69 from Michael Foley (12) with 69 and Seamus Hanley (15) with 70.

Fergus McGrath (20) was the winner of category 3 with 69 from Mikey Corbett (21) with 70 and Eoghan Maxwell (24) with 71.

Aidan Moloney (11) won the past captain’s category with 70 while Mark Casey (26) won the new member’s section with 66. Brian O’Connor (7) won the guests section with 34 points while the winner of the junior section was Daithi Lohan (12) with 77.

Kilrush Golf Club:

Kilrush golf club hosted a team of four fundraiser at the weekend when the winners, with an impressive 120 points, were Pascal Looney, Eamonn Rigney, Joe Daly and Michael J King. They had five to spare over Finbarr McMahon, Sean Moran, Pat J Shannon and Michael J Hogan with third spot filled by Bernard Coleman, John Donnelly, John Robinson and Michael Hemmings with 114 points
Winner of the all ladies team prize were Anne Gallagher, Claire Pyne, Margaret Donnelly and Ailish Lorigan with 109 points.

Last week’s ladies competition, sponsored by Anchor Crafts/Linda’s Fashions was
won by Margaret Donnelly (19) with 70 from Peggy Mulqueen (30) with 73.
Margaret Clancy (14) was next, also with 73 followed by Mary Bolton (20) with 74. Annie Gallagher won the gross with 85 while the 12 hole winner was Anne
McMahon

Dromoland Golf Club:

Martin O’Mahoney was the winner of the men’s singles stableford competition at Dromoland at the weekend with 42 points. He won by two from Tony Kelly with Seamus Lawlor in third spot with 39 followed by Thomas Halpin, also with 39. Thomas Cooney won the gross with 34.

Friday’s open singles was won by Brendan Mcdonagh with 44 points from Shane O’Brien with 42 and Jamie Stafford with 39. Killian Howard won the gross with 36 points.

Last week’s 9 hole singles was won by John Canny with 22 points from William Fuller with 21 and Brendan Lennon, also with 21.

In the June 15 junior competition Mark McGrath won off the white tees with 36 points while Cillian Moylan won off the black tees with a similar score. Eabha Brennan won the girls competition on 33 points.

In a similar competition on June 17 Cillian Mahon won off the whites with 37 points while Daniel Meehan was the winner off the black tees with 48 points.

Woodstock Golf Club:

Last week’s club singles at Woodstock was won by Chris Bravender 42 points from Kenneth Fielding (17) who also had 42 points. Paul Coote (14) was third with 41 points while Jason Dormer (7) won the gross with 32 points.

The Westgate modified fourball qualifier was won by Gerry Griffey(21) and Gareth Pyne (21) with 60 points. Tyrone Kearse (11) and Michael Coughlan (25) were second with 57 points followed by Noel Casey (15) and Michael Lynch (28) with 56 points.

The other five pairings that have made it through to the knock out stage of the competition are Ryan Enright and Pat O’Brien with 56 points; Dickie Pyne and Eugene Conroy with 56 points Paddy Meehan and Brian Kilker with 56 points, Mike Reen and Mike Kelly with 55 points, Joe Green and Peter Cosgrove with 55 points. The draw for the knock out stage is posted on the club noticeboard and is available to view on the ClubVI app in the knockouts section.

The Al Hayes Motors singles matchplay qualifier was held at Woodstock at the weekend when the winner was Robert Carey (15) with 44 points from John McGrath (12) with 42, Sean Williams (15) with 40 points, Podge Collins (21) with 40 points and Darragh Casey (13) with 39 points. Ross Kenny junior (+3) won the gross with 37 points.

The remaining qualifiers are Mike O’Malley (39 points), Gerry Walsh (38), Vincent McInerney(38), Kieran Cunnane(38), Kevin Toner (38), Brendan Keogh (37), Jason Moloney (37), Stephen Dunne(37), Cian Moloney (37), Gerry Kelly (36) and Colm Mullen (36). The club singles at the weekend was won by Colm Geary(5) with 40 points from Michael Gardiner (38) with a similar score. Jonathan Chan (22) was third with 39 points followed by Sam Montwill (19) also with 39. Cathal O’Connor (3) won the gross with 33 points. This weekend’s competition will be the June monthly medal

East Clare Golf Club:

The men’s competition at East Clare at the weekend was v par which was won by Martin Breen (10) with 5 up. Andy Shanagher (14) was second with 3 up followed by Damian Noonan (15) with a similar score. Willie O’Brien won the gross with 2 down.

The ladies played an 18 hole stroke medal competition which was a golfer of the year event. Margaret Lynch won qith 65 while Evelyn Skehan won category 1 with 69, Marie Donnellan won category 2 with 69 and Breda McCarthy won category 3 with 71.

In the men’s monthly medal stroke competition Michael Mc|Mahon won off the white tees with 64 nett from Denis Rochford with 65 and Ray Steward with 68
The competition off the yellow tees was stableford and the winner was William Hayes with 46 points from Michael Darch with 40 points and Adrian Casey with 38 points.

In the ladies green jumper stableford competition, a golfer of the year event, Evelyn Skehan was the winner with 43 points from Eileen Donnellan with 42 points and Maureen Clune with 40 points.
Ennis Golf Club:

The senior ladies team competition at Ennis last week was won by Nuala D’Auria, Mary McMahon and Kathleen Pyne with 42 points. They had one to spare over Maureen Moloney, Mary Glynn and Una Patton while third spot was filled by Joan Tassie, Mary Murray and Eileen Corry with 40 points.

Gort

Niall Diviney (24) returned 46 points to win the men’s competition at Gort at the weekend. He had two to spare over Tony Moran (24) with Joe Keane (23) in third spot with 43 points. David Callanan (7) won the gross with 35 points.

Last week’s Monday open singles was won by Tom Deveney (7) with 40 points from Joe Geoghegan (16) with a similar score. The ladies 18 hole singles was won by Teresa Mahon (28) with 39 points from Anne Flaherty (46) with 37 points.

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