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*Anthony Aherne with Shannon Golf Club captain, Derek Sweeney. Photograph: Joe Buckley

Over 420 members played for Derek Sweeney’s Captains Prize last Friday and Saturday at Shannon Golf Club when the winner was Anthony Aherne (24) with 64.

He won by a shot from Larry Egan (13) with third spot filled by Eddie Clohessy (25) with 66. They were followed by Tom Fox (18) with 67 while Ed Hickey (1) won the gross with 72.

Murty O’Donoghue (8) won category A with 70 from Dermot O’Donoghue (5) with 71 with third spot filled by Damien Casey (3) with 71

Category B was was won by Michael Corry (10) with 69 from Robbie Kelly (13), also with 69, Ian Richardson (11) was in third spot and he also scored 69.

The category C winner was Tom Kelleher (22) with 69 from Pat Brennan (18) with 69 and Raymond Hehir (24) and he also scored 69.

Christy Moylan (15) won the past captain’s prize with 70, Donnacda Halpin (9) was the junior winner with 75 and Karina McDonnell (23) won the guests section with 74.

In the ladies section Margaret Ryan (17) was the winner with 25 points from Laura O’Brien (7) with 20 points and Eleanor O’Brien (13) with 20 points

Ennis Golf Club:

The senior scratch cup, sponsored by Fitzgibbon Construction, at Ennis last weekend was won by Sean Myatt (1) with 72 from Alan Butler (3) with 75.

Enda Craddock (4) from Gort won the junior scratch cup with 73 gross from Darragh Murphy (6) with 77 gross with third spot filled by Alfred Jones (9) with 78.

In the intermediate scratch cup T. J. Scanlan (10) was the winner with 73 from Diarmuid Meere (12) with 77 with third spot filled by Walter O’Brien (13) with 81. Padraig Sutton (14) won the nett prize with 67 nett.

In the minor scratch cup, John Gavin (20) was the winner with 86 from Michael Byrt (19) with 89 with the nett prize won by John McInerney (25) with 68 nett.

The winner of the Friday open singles was Aaron Greene (14) with 39 points from Jason Gallagher (18) with 38 points followed by Geoffrey O’Toole (25) with 38 points whle the gross was won by Sean Myatt (1) with 32 points

The winners of the Tuesday fourball were Michael Sullivan and Seamus Bowe with 38 points followed by Neil Cremin and Joe O’Connor with 36 with third spot filled by Rodger McMahon and J.J. Counihan with 33 while Eamonn Corry and Tom Wulfe were fourth with 32 points.

The Shanahan trophy, a singles stableford golfer of the year competition will be the competition this weekend.

Last Wednesday’s ladies competition at Ennis was won by Geraldine O’Rourke (33) with 36 points. The category winners were Ann O’Loughlin (18) with 35 points, Peggy Costello (23) with 34 points and Joan Murphy (33) with 33 points.

In the 9 hole stableford competition the overall winner was Liz Kelly (22) with 21 poinrs while the category winners were Aideen Considine (13) with 16 points, Patrice Ryan (18) with 21 points and Eileen T. Corry (129) with 19 points.

In the senior ladies competition, the winners were Kate O’Ceallaigh, Mary Woulfe and Eileen Daly with 37 points from Brid Cunningham, Loretto Torpey and Eileen Holly with 35 points with third spot filled by Claire and Kathleen Pyne and Mary Glynn with 34 points.

East Clare Golf Club:

There was another busy week of competitions at East Clare golf club when some impressive scores were recorded.

In the Australian Spoons competition the winners were Marie Donnellan and Catherine Murphy with 44 points from Ann C. Harte and Breda McCarthy with 38 points.

In the area final of the Australian Spoons East Clare will be represented by Marie Donnellan and Catherine Murphy along with Eileen Donnellan and Siobhan Shanahan.

The Wednesday ladies competition was won by Pauline Nugent, Hannah Guinnane and Maureen Clune from Mary Brennan, Mary Stritch and Joan Kinsella with third spot filled by Mary Bugler, Jenny Ryan and Marie A. Kelly.

In the senior men’s competition the winners were Danny Minogue, John Torpey and Kevin Grimes from Nick Obolewicz, Sean Ahern and Michael Drew with third spot filled by Martin Mc Keogh, Kevin Burke, Brian Torpey and Nick Ryan.

The men’s four club challenge competition was won by Enda Donnellan with 42 points from Ray McInerney with 4 points.

The Play in Pink competition, an open team of 3 in aid of breast cancer research takes place on Wednesday June 29 and men’s and ladies teams will be welcome. To secure a tee time call 061-921322.

The mixed Summer scramble continues every Friday evening (5 30- 6 30 pm.)

Kilrush Golf Club:

Open week is up and running in Kilrush and there have been big entries for competitions to date.

In the Nia Natural Beauty ladies competition the winner was Honor Kyne (Spanish Point) (26) with 40 points from Mary Bolton (18) with 39 points while third spot was filled by Kathleen Haugh (Spanish Point) (36), also with 39 points. The 12 hole winner was Ann McMahon with 27 points.

The winners of the Munster Group mixed foursomes were Loretta Maher and John Stapleton (33) with 46 points from Michael Studdert and Marie Bartlett (19) who had a similar score.

The men’s open singles on Saturday was won by Kenneth Griffin (22) with 40 points from Stuart Lipper 16) with 38 points with third spot filled by Jason Hanrahan (22), with 36 points.

Sunday’s men’s singles sponsored by Jason Hanrahan Plumbing and Heating was won by Gary Moen (26) with 42 points. He had one to spare over Terry O’Hare (41 with third spot filled by Shaun Haugh (23) from Doonbeg Links, also with 42 points. Feargal S. Crowley (Elm Green) 16 was fourth with 40 points while the category winners were Padraic Cotter (12) with 37 points Andrew Egan (18) with 38 points and John Robinson (26) with 38 points.

The nines were won by Pat Shannon (20) with 22 points and Henry Cahill (21) with 24 points.

Lahinch Golf Club:

On the Inter-club scene, the Lahinch men’s Barton shield team, managed by David Conway, play Castletroy in the West Munster semi-final this Thursday, June 23, commencing at 5.00pm while the ladies Intermediate team, managed by Nollie McCarthy also have home advantage when they face East Clare on this Friday, June 24 commencing at 4.12pm.

Last weekend, Aine Donegan, Olivia Lucas and Aideen Walsh qualified for the matchplay stage of the Irish Women’s amateur Close championship at Grange golf club. Aideen won the Leitrim cup as the leading qualifier from the 36-hole strokeplay qualifier but lost on the 19th hole to bow out of the Championship at the quarter-final stage. This week, Aideen and Aine are at Hunstanton golf club in Norfolk, England to compete in the R&A Women’s Amateur championship.

Dromoland Golf Club:

Danny Mungovan won the men’s v par competition at Dromoland at the weekeend with 6 up. He had one to spare over Philip O’Sullivan with Robert Healy, also with 5 up, in third spot. John Greer won the gross with 5 up while the hover 22 handicap section was won by John Collins with 4 up.

The winner of the ladies 18 hole medal 5 stroke competition was Dolores Fox with 70 from Corina Doyle with 71 with third spot filled by Dorothy Brennan with 75. Mairead Bergin won the gross with 87.

Katrina O’Neill won the 9 hole stableford competition with 21 points while the winners of the 18 hole Australian Spoons competition were Colette Colleran and Ann Nix with 38 points.

Woodstock Golf Club:

Brian O’Connell (41) won the open singles competition at Woodstock at the weekend with 63 nett. He had a stroke to spare over Paudie O’Connell (29) while third spot was filled by Eoin Hanrahan (19) with 66 nett. The gross was won by Brian Gilligan (2) with 71.

In the Holmpatrick qualifier the winners were Frank McEnery (17) and Eddie Casey (12) with 52 points. They will go on to represent Woodstock in the Munster Regional final in Adare Manor Golf Club at the end of August.

The weekly open singles continues this week while the June monthly medal competition will take place on Saturday and Sunday and this will be a strokeplay competition off the white tees.

Gort Golf Club:

Conor Fogarty (25) was the winner of the men’s 18 hole stableford competition, sponsored by John McGrath Carpets at Gort at the weekend with 43 points.

The category winners were Conor Shields (10) with 42 points, Colin Whelan (16) with 39 points and Martin O’Reilly (21) with 41 points. Eanna Melville (3) won the gross with 33 points. The Friday open singles winner was Pat Corcoran (17) with 46 points.

In last week’s ladies open singles the winner of category 1 was Teresa Gill (18) with 39 points. Ann Nolan (24) won category 2 with 38 points, Marion Mulvey Fahy (36) won category 3 with 33 points while the category 4 winner was Anne Flaherty (42) with 28 points.

The June Rosebowl 18 hole mixed foursomes was won by Gerry Broderick and Anne Flaherty (32) with 66 from Ronnie Killeen and Ruth Naughton (24.5) with 67.5 with third spot filled by Joe Moran and Teresa Gill (12) with 70.

Fanny O’Deas society:

Kilkee was the venue for an outing for members of the Fanny O’Deas society last weekend when Kevin Clohessy emerged as the winner of the Talty’s Stores sponsored outing with 39 points.

He won on a count back from Tim Shanahan who returned a similar score while third spot was filled by Declan Kelly with 38 points followed by Gerry Lernihan with 38 and Paddy Corcoran with 36.

Alan Jackson was nearest the pin while Liam Griffin won the longest drive.

The society’s next outing will be the captain’s (Pat deLap) prize weekend which will take place in Westport on July 15 and 16.

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