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Shannon narrowly defeated in Munster Final

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Shannon were narrowly defeated in the Munster final of the Jimmy Bruen shield played at Mahony’s Point golf course in Killarney on Saturday.

Having recorded a 4/1 victory over Fota Island in the semi-final on Saturday morning, they faced Berehaven, semi-final winners over Tramore, in the afternoon’s final, a match they lost on a 3/2 scoreline

In match 1 P.J. Moroney and Jimmy Corry were 2 up winners over Declan Dune and Luke O’Sullivan. Kevin Standord and David Jones lost their match with David Kelly and Chris Downey on a 3/2 scoreline while Chris Willetts and Paul O’Connor lost to Brendan O’Driscoll and Seamus Spencer on a 4/3 scoreline.

The final was all square when Keith Buckley and Adrian Carew defeated Craig Murphy and Liam Hanley on a 2/1 scoreline. In the decisive match Joe Finlay and Pat McHugh suffered a 3/2 loss to Lorcan Harrington and Dean Hegarty.

In the semi final Shannon had a 4/1 victory over Fota Island. P.J. Moroney and Jimmy Corry beat Barry and John Doyle 4/2 while Kevin Stanford and David Jones were 3/2 winners over Sam Hogan and Ben O’Connell. Keith Buckley and Adrian Carew beat Adam Luddy and Paul Hayes 7/6 while the matches involving Joe Finlay and Pat McHugh, Adam McMahon and Murty O’Donoghue were called in

Lahinch Golf Club:

The Greg Young memorial trophy was played for over two days with the opening day’s play on the Castle course while the second day’s competition was on the championship course.

Declan McInerney (1) emerged as the winner with 142 (68 and 74) and he had three strokes to spare over Gerry O’Sullivan (4) who had 145 (66 and 79) while third spot was filled by Fergal Deasy (scratch) with 146 (75 and 71) John Gilmartin (10) had the best nett with 139(66 and 73). Bob Loftus (scratch) had the best gross on Friday with 68 while Jerry Kehane (9) had the best nett on Friday with 65. The gross winner on Saturday was Eddie Power (scratch) with 76 while Liam Pyne (7) won the nett on Saturday with 69.

Last week’s men’s singles competition on the Castle course was won by Oisin Vaughan (8) with 43 points from Bert Gleeson (16) with a similar score. Darragh MacDermott (12)was third with 42 points.

In a similar competition on the old course, Conall Haugh (9) was the winner with 41 points from Bernard O’Brien (13) with 42 points, Ray Hennessy (2) with 39 points and John Organ (13) with 39 points. Jonathan Keane (+2) won the gross with 39 points.

The Phelps Vase was played for on Saturday on the championship course when Mark McGrath (1) was victorious with 43 points. Bob Casey (17) was second with 41 points followed by Dan O’Donovan (11) with 40 points and Gabriel Considine (12) with 40 points. Jonathan Keane (+2) won the gross with 37 points.

Last Sunday’s men’s singles stableford competition on the championship course was won by Niall Shaw (6) with 43 points from Dara O’Loghlin (13) with 41 points, Ross Burke (7) with 39 points and Harry O’Donnell (5) with 39 points. For the second day in a row, Jonathan Keane (+2) won the gross, this time with 36 points.

Last weekend’s ladies singles competition on the old course was won by Fiona McCarthy (14) with 39 points from Eimear Costello (8) with 36 points, Rachel Maher (17) with 35 points and Frances Wood (16) with 33 points. Miriam Abernethy won the gross with 28 points.

In a ladies singles alternate day competition, Val Shannon (7) was the winner with 39 points from Ann O’Dwyer (35) who had a similar score. Kyra Donworth (13) was third with 32 points followed by Jacqueline Joyce (13) with 31 points. Niamh O’Dwyer won the gross with 32 points.

Woodstock Golf Club:

Michael Griffin, John O’Donovan and Eugene Conroy were the winners of the seniors competition at Woodstock last week. They returned 28 points for the 9 hole competition.

Kilrush Golf Club:

Brendan Carrig (30) won the Banner Contractors open at Kilrush last week with 43 points. He had one to spare over Fergal O’Connor (18) with third spot filled by Tom Buckley (14) with 41 while John M. Cuggeran (13) was fourth with 40 points. Rory Lillis (11) won category 1 with 40 points, Eric Dore (17) won category 2 with 39 points while Michael Shannon (22) was the winner of category 3 with 33 points.

Dromoland Golf Club:

The winner of the members 18 hole singles stableford competition at Dromoland at the weekend was Jason Mulderrig with 41 points. He had two to spare over Cathal Kilmartin with Brendan McMahon a point further back in third spot. Conor Ryan won the gross with 31 points.

Friday’s open singles was won by Paudie McCarthy with 38 points from Nicky Duggan who had a similar score. Declan Colleran, also with 38 points was in third spot while Gordon O’Neill won the gross with 32 points.

In the mid week 9 hole competition Darren Reilly was the winner with 23 points from Billy O’Mahony with 22 points and Jason Mulderrig with 19 points.

Week 3 in the ladies player of the year competition was won by Leslie O’Flynn with 38 points from Ellie Cotgreave with 34 points and Katrina O’Neill with 32 points while Dervla O’Neill won the gross with 21 points. In the ladies 9 hole competition Siobhan Fitzpatrick was the winner with 21 points from Majella Cotgreve with 18 points.

Gort Golf Club:

John Collins (26) was the winner of the weekend singles at Gort with 45 points from Eanna Melville (4) with 42 points. Ray Beatty (15) was third with 42 points while Mark Deegan (8) won the gross with 32. Teresa Mahon (28) won the ladies competition with 40 points from Siobhan O’Connor (12) with 38 points.

Doonbeg Golf Club:
Doonbeg Links president Seanie Moloney’s prize was played for last week when Sean Neylon (13) emerged as the winner. Sean, currently president of Kilkee golf club, returned a score of 38 points to win by two from Martin Grffin (20). In third place was John McGuire (9) followed by Diarmuid Griffin (15) and they both also scored 36 points.

Timmy Killeen won the gross, John Igoe won the past president’s category while the nines were won by Shane Igoe and Brian McGooey. The Winter league will begin on October 29 unless impacted by Covid 19 restrictions.

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