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Storm Ciara disrupts competition

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Mid week competitions were played in a number of golf clubs last week but Storm Ciara put paid to the weekend schedule at clubs across the county.

The weekly men’s singles competition at Kilrush was won by Noel Kilkenny (18) with 30 points. In the senior ladies scramble on Wednesday the winners were Lucy Blake, Agnes Shannon, Imy Kerrigan and Loretta Browne with 62 from Freda Moran, Jean Lorrigan, Clair Pyne and Margaret Hehir with 61 with third spot filled by Anne Cooper, Marie Bartlett and Pauline Kirk with 59.

A similar competition for the senior men on the same day was won by Bill Murphy, Bernard Coleman, Finbar McMahon, Noel Enright and Murt Collins from Brendan Carrig, Noel Cooney, Pat Shannon (Cranny) and Seamus O’Doherty with third place filled by Tom McGrath, Sean Moran, Pat Shannon (Kilrush) and John Saunders. All three teams scored 65 points.

Last week’s ladies 13 hole singles stableford competition at Ennis was won by Kitty Morris (12) with 29 points from Sinead Hegarty (28) with 28 and Ann O’Loughlin (14) with 26. In the ladies 9 hole competition Mary Glynn (31) was the winner with 15 points.

In the senior ladies competition last week the winners were Kate O’Ceallaigh, Ann White and Mary Lenihan with 40 1/6. In second place were Margaret Flanagan, Anne Casey and Carmel Verling with 44 1/3 while third spot was filled by Mary Leahy, Kathleen Pyne and Deirdre Molyneaux with 45 ½.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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