*Brian Torpey. Photograph: Natasha Barton
TULLA’s Brian Torpey was on the winning team alongside Danny Minogue and Michael Heffernan at the senior men’s competition at East Clare Golf Club.
Ennis Golf Club:
The Holmpatrick cup qualifier, in aid of the NCBI, was the competition at Ennis Golf Club last weekend where the winners were Philip Brigdale (20) and Patrick Garry (27) with 42 points.
They will represent Ennis in the regional final in Adare Manor GC with a chance to win a trip to St. Andrews, Scotland.
In the Friday open singles the winner was Ann Pyne Gallery (29) with 41 points from Alphie Duggan (19) with 40 points with third spot filled by Ger Donohue (18) with 38 points. Ray Keogh (7) won the gross with 30 points.
Last week’s Tuesday fourball was won by Luke Coote and John Coleman with 36 points. They had one to spare over J. J. Counihan and Rodger McMahon. In third spot with 33 points were Michael Irwin and Damon Murphy followed by Paul Higgins and Noel Connellan with 31 points.
In the grand final of the Pat O’Brien three-person team event on Bank Holiday Monday, the winners were Brid Cunningham, John Cullinan and Diarmuid Meere with 98 points. In second place with 97 points were Carmel Verling, Frank Meaney and Michael Dempsey followed by Alan Fogarty, Dave Cahill and Conor Fogarty (All Gort) with 96 points.
The committee trophy, the second golfer of the year competition, will take place this weekend. A singles stableford event it is sponsored by Western Joinery, Ennis
In the ladies’ Australian Spoons competition, the winners of the gross were Kitty Morris and Yvonne Keohane while the nett winners were Cora Kerins and Rita 0’Brien
In the 9 hole stableford competition, Eileen Holly (20) won with 18 points from Anne Kelly (14) with a similar score. Claire Ruane (10) was third, also with 18 points followed by Ann O’Loughlin (9) with 17 points.
The senior ladies competition was won by Mary McMahon, Mary Woulfe and Theresa Lillis with 47.9 points from Claire Ruane, Liz Kelly and Maureen Moloney with 51 1/6 points
Kilrush Golf Club:
The Bank Holiday weekend prize at Kilrush, sponsored by Clean Ireland was won by Michael Bolton (31) with 38 points from JIm Young Senior (9) with a similar score Noel Thornton (17) was third and he also returned 38 points as did fourth placed Bill Murphy (30).
The category winners were Gearoid Williams (14) with 37 points, Andrew Egan (17) with 36 points and Sean Finnucane (23) with 35 points.
The ladies played for the Central Sports prize and here the winner was Muriel Kiely (30) with 37 points from Jean Lorigan (33) with 34 points. The 12 hole winner was Anne McMahon with 23 points.
East Clare Golf Club:
Last week’s senior men’s competition at East Clare was won by Danny Minogue, Brian Torpey and Michael Heffernan with 75 points from Michael Drew, Brendan Moloney and Jim Fahy with 72 points. Third spot was filled by Brendan Magill, Steve Symes and John Doyle with 66 points.
In the ladies competition the winners were Helen Downey, Trish Kerr and Nancy Star from Noreen Doyle, Mary Farrell and Marie A Kelly
Kilkee Golf Club:
Kilkee hosted a semi-open fourball competition sponsored by O’Meara’s Bar at the weekend when the winners were George Roche and Anthony Lucey from Tadhg Bennett and Brian Purcell with third spot filled by Una Ryan and Mary Buckley
Woodstock Golf Club:
Winner of the open singles at Woodstock at the weekend was Barry McNamara (21) with 60 nett. He won from P.J. Carmody (13) with 66 nett with third spot filled by John Mulcahy (9), also with 66 nett. Tony Cleary (+1) won the gross with 70.
John Baker (26) won the April medal with 64 nett from John McGrath (14) with 68 nett with Paul Moynihan(14) in third spot with 69. Tony Cleary (+1) won the gross.
The category winners were Fiachra McMahon (8) with 71, James Ivors (19) with 70 and Sean Howard (21) with 69. The weekly open singles continues this Thursday while the competition at the weekend will be the club scotch foursomes
The weekly seniors outing at Woodstock on Tuesday was won by Mike O’Brien, John O’Sullivan and Pat Quinn with 46 points.
Gort Golf Club:
Gort members played for the Bob Forde trophy at the weekend and this was an 18 hole singles stableford competition sponsored by T. J. O’Mahoney.
Kevin Ruane (18) won with 44 points with Paul Brennan (5) winning the gross with 32 points. The category winners were Joe Moran (6) with 39 points, Mike McNamara (18) with 41 points and Gerry Fahy (25) with 41 points.
In the Friday open singles the winner was Michael Tyrrell (7) (Back Bush) with 40 points.
The 18 hole scotch foursomes competition was won by Joe Byrne and Ronald Ryan (14) with 45 points from Stephan Dervan and Gerry Kennedy (22) with 43 points with third spot filled by Michael McMahon and John Dempsey (22) with 41 points.
The ladies April club cup competition, an 18 hole stroke event, was won by Evelyn Fahey (35) with 73 from Joan Fogarty (18) with a similar score. In third spot was Marcella Killeen (27) with 73 while Jane Joyce (13) won the gross with 89.
Clare Football Classic:
Last week’s fundraising classic at Woodstock for Clare football was an outstanding success, favoured by bright sunshine over both days (Thursday and Friday).
At the conclusion of play, Gerry Collins representing the main sponsor United Metals, presented the prizes.
The winning score of 120 points was posted by Peter Killeen’s team of John Dempsey, Cathal Nagle, Eugene and James Killeen.
Second spot with 115 points was filled by Jody O’Connor, Joe McGrath, Alan Neville and Vincent Loughnane. In third spot with 114 points were Johnnie and Aine McMahon, Mary and Thomas Woulfe.
The long drive and nearest the pin prizes, both sponsored by the Clare GAA win a house draw committee, were won by Denis McCarthy and Dermot Ryan
Fanny O’Deas society:
Twenty seven members of the Fanny O’Deas society played in their latest outing which was to Gort last weekend. The competition, sponsored by C and L was won by Peter O’Leary with 40 points from Danny Lynch with 39. They were followed by Tim Shanahan with 36, T.J. Monahan with 35, Noel O’Shea with 35 and Declan Kelly with 33. The society’s next outing will be on Sunday May 22 to Dromoland when the format will be a scramble.
Sixmilebridge Golf Society:
Sixmilebridge golf society will hold an outing on this Saturday, May 7, to Woodstock where the tee is reserved from 9.50am and, as usual only those pre-booked can play on the day.