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Shannon Golf Club’s JB Carr team became Munster champions when beating Tralee in the final earlier this week.

Some fantastic golf was played in very hot conditions, with Shannon getting the winning point on the 17th green in the final match on the course. Eddie Russell, Jack McGrath and Gerry Gallagher and to the panel of players for winning a provincial pennant for the club. The team have qualified for the All-Ireland finals weekend which will be in Woodenbridge in Wicklow on September 2, 3 and 4.

Despite an impressive showing Ian Fox and his Junior cup team lost narrowly to Castletroy in Castletroy on Sunday afternoon in the Munster West semi-final. The team had a great run in the competition again this year.

In the course development classic last week the winners were Ray O’Halloran (8) Christy Earls (19) Aidan O’Halloran (11) and Frank Kavanagh (15) on a score of 186.

Second place was filled by James Corry (4) Brian Hassett (21) Niall Heaney (14) and Mike Daffy (16) with 182. On the same score and filling third place were Tim Crowe (24) Pat Bennett (15) Kevin O’Hora (20) and Willian Hanly (24).

They were followed by Andrew Pearse (19) John Pearse (18) Paudie Ryan (17) and Eamonn Fanneran (17) with178.

The best ladies team with 167 comprised Pauline Nally (24) Helen O’Donnell (31) Susan Mullin (36) and Mary Whelan (26).

The best non GUI team with 146 was made up of Con, Liam, Elsa and Rena Walsh. The best score on day one was returned by Eoghan O’Dea, Steve Dunworth, Declan and Kieran Carmody with 77 points while the best team on day 2 included Eoin Davis, Paul O’Carroll, Michael P Hickey and Brendan Fitzgerald with 109 points.

The winner of the Wednesday open singles ws Brisn Tuohy (18) with 44 points followed by Jody O’Connor (11) with 43 points with Conor McPhillips (20) in third spot, also with 43 points Frank O’Grady (4) won the gross with 36 points.
The gree tee singles on Sunday was won by Sean Casey (10) with 40 points from Michael McCoemack (17) with 38 points with Chris Harrigan (10) third with 37 points.

Rory Hayes (6) won the men’s 9 hole singles with 24 points. This weekend the August medal will be played for.

Kilrush Golf Club:

Gearoid Williams (15) was the winner of the Crotty’s Bar and Restaurant competition at Kilrush last week with 39 points. He had one to spare over Dominic Enright (18) with third spot filled by Eoin Fitgerald (16) with 36 points followed by Sean Cooke (16), also with 36 points.

Mary G. Nolan (22) won the ladies section with 40 points from Maureen Kin nerk (34) with 36 points with third spot filled by Margaret Clancy (15), also with 36 points. Sheila O’Grady (20) was fourth with 36 points followed by Mary Nolan (20), also with 36 points.

The category winners were Amy O’Shea (15) with 35 points LLucy Hayes (26) with 34 points and Jean Lorrigan (30) with 35 points. Honora O’Dea-Kilkenny won the 12 hole competition with 29 points.

In the Ennis Electrical competition the winner was Michael Shannon Senior (25) with 41 points from Michael Twomey (19) with 40 points with Gerard S. Ryan (12) in third spot, also with 40 points.

Category 1 was won by Thomas Coffey (11) with 40 points from Pat J. Shannon (13) with 37 points. The category 2 prize was won by Dominic Enright (17) with 38 points from Noel Thornton (17) with 36 points while category 3 was won by Sean Moran (23) with 40 points from Patrick O’Dea (20) with 37 points.

In the Burren hotel scotch mixed foursomes the winners were Ailish Lorigan and Tomás Prendeville with 60 from Dominic Enright and Peggy Mulqueen with 63 with third spot filled by Shane O’Dowd and Michelle Quinn with 64 followed by John Donnelly and Mary Downes, also with 64. Michael F. Ryan and Mary Nolan won the gross with 77.

The Pat King memorial was the competition on Saturday when Donnacadh Nagle (5) emerged as the winner with 64 from Michael Galvinb (17) with 65 and Dominic Enright (17) with 67. Tom Clancy won the gross.

In category one, the winner was John Lane (12) with 68 from Thomas Downes (10) with 69. Nathon Capon (16) won category 2 with 69 from Barry Power (12), also with 69 while category 3 was won by Colm Fitpatrick (21) with 67 from John Donnelly (18) with 67. Brian Scanlon (10) won the front 9 with 30 while the back 9 was won by Brydon Cody (11) with 30.5.

The INET Consultancy singles competition on Sunday was won by Niall Pilkington (25) with 44 points from David Willians (15) with 42 points. In third spot, also with 42 points, was James collins (16) followed by Tom Clancy (22) with 41 points.

The category winners were Neil Browne (7) with 41 points, John Donnelly (17) with 40 points and Paul McGibney (22) with 41 points while the nines were won by Darragh Bolton (18) with 24 points and Sean Moran (23) with 21 points.

East Clare Golf Club:

Maureen Clune was the winner of the ladies open day at East Clare last week with 36 points winning on a countback from Evelyn Skehan who had a similar score. Mary Farrell was third with 35 points.

The overall winner of Sunday’s 18 hole competition was Marie Donnellan with a nett 62. The categories were won by Evelyn Skehan with nett 65, Catherine Minogue with nett 67 and Breda McCarthy with nett 68.

In the men’s open Thursday singles stableford competition the winner was Eddie Burns with 44 points from Seamus Mason with 37, Jack Browne with 37, Ronan Hayes with 36 and Tony Nelson with 36.

The men’s singles stableford competition off the yellow tees at the weekend was won by Francis Moloney with 43 points from Kieran McNamara with 41 points with third spot filled by Teddy Murphy who also scored 41 points. James McNamara won the gross with 73.

The ladies Wednesday competition was won by Geraldine McNamara, Margaret Lynch, Mary Jo Minogue and Breda McCarthy.

Last week’s senior men’s competition was won by Terry Coughlan, Michael Drew and Brian Corry from Danny Minogue, Richard Pomfret and John Farrell with third spot filled by Michael Heffernan, Gerry O Brien and Michael Moloney.

The men’s open continues every Thursday as does the mixed scramble on Fridsy evenings (5.30p.m. to 6.30p.m.)

Dromoland Golf Club:

The men’s competition at Dromoland at the weekend was v par and the winner was Alan O’Flanagan with 5 up from Niall Cannon, also with 5 up. Mark Reynolds was third with 4 up followed by Conor McCarthy with 3 up. Seamus Cusack won the gross with 4 up.

The weekly 9 hole competition was won by Alan O’Flanagan from Adam Merriman with Christy Cusack in third spot.

Paul McCoy was the previous week’s winner from Michael Donnellan with Damien O’Malley in third spot.

The ladies 18 stableford player of the year competition was won by Brenda Fitzgibbon with 39 points from Niamh McDermott with 37 points with third spot filled by Deirdre Cooney with 35 points. Mairead Bergin won the gross with 22 points. Joan Dunne won the 9 hole competition with 21 points.

Ennis Golf Club:

The NBCRI open day play in pink 18 hole modified scramble was won by Geraldine O’Rourke (30), Ruth Nihill (26) and Claire Ruane (17) with 89 points.

They had one to spare over Della Burns, (17)  Annna Marie Darmody (29) and Mary Lenihan (16). In third place with 86 points were Helen Harnett (25) Ann Pyne Gallery (24) and Ann A Gallery (16) .

The 9 hole modified scramble was won by Fidelma Martin (20)  Rita Meade (25) and Audrey McInerney (18) with 45 points.

Woodstock Golf Club:

Oisin Kenneally (10) won the open singles at Woodstock last week with 42 points rom Kieran Quinn (16 who had a similar score Colm Mullen (8) was third with 41 points while Tony Cleary (1) won the gross with 35 points.

Niall Reynolds (15) won the August monthly medal with 67 nett from Liam McInerney (20) with 69 with Damian O’Halloran (17) in third spot with 70 nett followed by David M. Barry (10), also with 70 nett.

The category winners were Keith Farr (7) with 71 nett, Joe David (15) with 72 nett and Jack Duffy (20) with 71 nett.

The open singles continues on this Thurday while the intermediate(8.1 to 15.7) and minor(15.8 +) scratch cups will be played for over the weekend. For those with a handicap of less that 8.1, there will be a club singles

Gort Golf Club:

Enda Cradock (4) won the junior scratch cup at Gort last week with 73 on countback from Conor Cunningham (5), Loughrea who had a similar score Paul Smith (10) was third with 74 while Shane McHugh (6) from Portumna won the nett with 71.

Michael Killeen (17) won the intermediate scratch cup with 78 from Martin Callinan (15) with 79 and Niall Higgins (10) witsh 79. Michael Cahill (16) won the nett with 63.

David Cummins (19) won the minor scratch cup with 83 from Martin Flaherty (18) with 85 with Jeff Stephens (20) in third spot with 90. Piaras O’Dea (29) won the nett with 62.

Last Friday’s open singles competition was won by Bernard Slattery (27) with 39 points while the ladies singles on Friday was won by Patricia Wynne (39) with 38 points from Josie Cummins (23) with 36 points.

Fanny O’Deas society:

The Fanny O’Deas golf society held the annual Paddy Carmody memorial outing to Kilrush on Saturday when the winner was Terence O’Shea with 44 points. He won from Martin Brennan who scored 40 points with Declan Kelly in third spot with 38 points followed by Nigel Lynch with 37 points and Tim Shanahan who also had 37 point. Kevin Hanrahan and Mark Cottam won nearest the pin and long drive prizes respectively.

Play in Pink day well supported:

There was a big turnout for the Play in Pink fundraiser for cancer research at Woodstock on Tuesday.

In the ladies section the winners were Carmel Verling, Mary Howard, Brid Cunningham and Mary Mc Mahon with 107 points and they won on the back six from Caroline Maloney, Mags Nash, Elenoar Miniter and Mary Sweeney who also had 107 points. In third place with 104 points were Marianne Mc Gough, Patricia Moroney, Margaret Ann Killeen and Joan Barrett.

In the men’s section the winners were Kieran Dromey, Paul Coote, Jarlath Fahy and Nick Germaine with 117 points followed by John Lillis, Gary Cunningham, Eugene Quinn and Tommy Timpson with 113 points with third spot filled by Colin Ryan, Philip and Sean Byrne and David Dhuig and they also had 113 points.

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