The captain’s drive-in for 2024 will take place at Woodstock on this Sunday at 2.30 p.m. and will be followed by a 9 hole scramble.

Jarlath Fahy (men’s captain), Eilis Neville (lady captain), John O’Donovan (senior captain), Callum Hayes (junior boys captain), Emma Maloney (junior girls captain) and Ken Horgan (President) will officially begin their seasons on Sunday. The new vice captains are Gerry O’Malley and Chaye Kelly.

Last weekend’s club singles, over 15 holes, was won by Tom O’Donohue (15) with 33 points. He had one to spare over Pat Keane (15). Paddy Meehan (10) was third followed by David O’Loughlin (15) and they both had 32 points.

The previous week’s club singles which was played over eleven holes, was won by Brian Clune (15) with 23 points. There will be another club singles competition this weekend

The division 1 and 2 finals in the Ozone Health and Fitness league were played last week. In division 1, the winners were Paul Coote and Jack Duffy with 67 points. In second place with 63 points were Michael Guerin and David Quinn followed by Tony Neville and Liam O’Connor with 61 points.

In the division 2 final the winners were Eugene Killeen and Cathal Nagle with 65 points followed by Tony Coote and Jason Dormer with a similar score. Third place was filled by Ken Horgan and Frank Landy with 58 points.

East Clare Golf Club:

Last week’s senior mens competition at East Clare was won by Terry Coughlan, Danny Minogue and Seamus O’Dwyer. In second place were Pat Duggan, John Fielding and John Nihill with third spot filled by Sean Ahern, Donal Fleming and Michael Heffernan.

The final of the Winter League will take place on Sunday.

Ennis Golf Club:

In the weekend’s men’s fourball at Ennis the winners were Adrian Rushe (12) and Cathal O’Gorman (15) with 48 points. They were three ahead of David Rushe (9) and Brian O’Gorman (9) with third spot filled by Senan Ryan (10) and David Considine (11) who also scored 45 points.

The winners of Saturday’s scramble were Carmel Verling, Enda Burns and Paul Kenny with 70 points and they had three to spare over Joe O’Brien, Bernadette Morrissey and Ferdie O’Donohue with third place filled by Derek Healy, TJ Scanlan and Steve Burns who also had 67 points.

In the Pat O’Brien memorial trophy the weekly winners were Patrick Garry, Philip Brigdale and Gerard Hannon with 90 points.
Entries to the gent’s matchplay competitions, the Cyril Walshe cup, Knox Cup and Koley Cup, are now open. The closing date for entries is March 31.

Kilrush Golf Club:

Week five in the Johnson’s bar Spring league at Kilrush saw victory go to Shane Carey (10) with 30 points. Geremiah Brennan (10) was second with 28 points and they were followed by Jason Gallagher (12) with 27 points, Barry Coleman (15) also with 27 points and Eoin Fitzgerald (10 with 27 points.

The previous week’s outing was won by Barry Coleman (15) with 33 points from Mark Cottam (17) with 29 points with Brendan Carey (13) in third place with 29 points.

Gort Golf Club:

In category 1 in the men’s 18 hole singles stableford competition at Gort last weekend, Trevor Cummns (6) won with 41 points.

Martin Flaherty (15) returned a similar score to win category 2. Colin Whelan (19) with 43 points won category 3 while the category 4 winner was Tom Casey (41) with 46 points.

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