Sunday, 29 March 2015

Golf Notes


PGA Tankard: Thomas O’Connor playing off scratch had an amazing round of 68 for 40 pts in very difficult conditions. He was a clear winner from Vincent Connaire and Tom Donohue, both of whom had highly respectable rounds, scoring 37 pts each. 

  The Plumbers Competition on Monday 23rd will be over 12 holes from 6 pm onwards. The Senior Scratch Cup takes place over 36 holes this coming Sunday 15th May. 

  Athlone Golf Club will host an open evening, with introductory golf tuition by PGA Professional Kevin Grealy, for aspiring male golfers on Wednesday 18th May at 7 pm. If you are interested, please contact Athlone Golf Club. Telephone: 090 64 92073. Email

  Ladies notes: On May 3rd the PGA Tankard was played for and was won by Marie Carmody-Morris. By coincidence, Marie's mother, Marie Carmody had won the tankard many years previously and mother and daughter joked earlier that day that Marie (Morris) would keep the family flag flying! 
 Next Tuesday May 17th Ladies' Open sponsored by Cempo Interiors.
Fun Friday 12 Hole Scramble.


Last weekend’s Four Club Alliance was a great success with almost one hundred players taking part. Winners were – 1st Jimmy Dwyer 45 pts, 2nd Niall Kenny (Strokestown) 42 pts, 3rd James Cooke 39 pts. Ladies winners were 1st Breege Silke (Strokestown), 2nd Phil Emmet, 3rd Kathleen O’Connell (Stroketown). Thursday night’s mens competition was won by Terry Canning 25 pts, 2nd Michael Keville 25 pts, 3rd Michael Reid 22 pts. Friday’s Scramble was won by Michael Reid, Michael Rushe and Gareth Gilmartin, 2nd Michael Keville, Adrian King and Sean McLoughlin, 3rd Jimmy Doyle, Willie Tiernan and Michael Simon.

  Competitions this week are the Mens competition on Thursday. Friday evening is social golf with a nine hole scramble. Next Sunday will be an eighteen hole qualifier. 

  Dates for your diary – at the Tankard on May 22nd, the Holmpatrick Cup on the 29th and the President’s prize on June 5th. Junior Golf continues on Saturday mornings at 11 am for boys and girls. 

  The King Harmon is progressing with the first round due to be played by next weekend. 

  The unveiling of the Centenary Stone by the President of the G.U.I. Eugene Freyne on the May weekend was a great success. Captains Michael Keville and Pat Wynne thanked everyone for turning out and both looked forward to a great year of celebrations. The Club fundraiser also held on the May weekend was won by Brendan Gaffney. Ladies results were 1st Mary Kennedy, Christine Hannon and Ann Conlon. 

  The interclub season has commenced with good wishes to our Pierce Purcell team on this Saturday against Ballymote.

  And finally, well done to Jimmy Dwyer who had a hole-in-one on the 4th last Sunday which I understand caused considerable financial loss for certain other players in the fourball.


The Murphy Cup, organised in memory of Damien Murphy and in aid of North West Palliative Care, had its first running on last weekend over Saturday & Sunday with an Open stableford competition. 

  The event resulted in over €2k being collected for this worthy cause. Great credit is due to Murph’s good friend Owen Gibney who organised the event and was assisted in sponsorship from Murtagh’s Bar, Esquire and Western Optical. Michael Gallagher (23) now 20, walked away with top prize courtesy of 44 points, next on 41 Des Beirne (10). Albert Hogg (9) picked up gross and PJ Sharkey (17) was 3rd on 40. Full result online at Next weekend we have the Gilmartin Trophy GOY – as usual book online. 


Well done to the following team who won the Ladies Club Spring League on Saturday 7th May: Joan O’Gara, Mary Lalor, Kay Ruane, Mary Mellet, Sandra Kelly, Ethel Keenan, Catherine Mulryan and Mary Mullin. 

  Ladies results from Monday 2nd May, 9 hole competition: 1st C. Keane 20 pts, 2nd Y. Waldron 19 pts. Tuesday 3rd: Overall Winner Mgt. Kennedy 41pts, Cat A C. Carney 35 pts, Cat B Mgt. Brennan 40 pts, Cat C B. Kyne 37pts. Open Friday 6th May, G. Relihan 36 pts. Sunday 1st May, 1st S. Kelly 37 pts, 2nd Y. Waldron 36 pts, Gross R. Lennon 28 pts, 3rd K. Ruane 36 pts. 

  The lady president Ms. June Halliday’s prize to men qualifying round took place on Sunday 8th May. There was a great entry with 64 players qualifying for the match play stage of the competition which is to be played over the next five weeks. 

  The fixture list is now on the men’s notice board together with dates for each round of matches. The leading qualifier with a score of 68 pts was Kevin Kenny. The lady president would like to thank all those who played in the qualifying round and would like to congratulate all who qualified and wishes them the best of luck in the match play stage of the competition. Results of Open competition Friday 6th May, 1st N. Lawlor 38 pts, 2nd P. Casey 38 pts, Gross K. Kearney 31 pts.

  Hard luck to the ladies intermediate team who were unlucky against Oughterard in Mountbellew on Monday last. The team who put up a great fight were: Bernie Burke, Anne Quirke, Jackie Maxwell, Joan Hannon and Annie Timothy. Sheila and Mary would like to thank all the ladies on the panel for their committment over the last few months. 

  Competition for Beginners (Men) every Monday at Roscommon Golf Club at 6 pm. 

First competition on Monday, May 16th for Beginners and players of 18 handicap or higher who have not won a club competition. These competitions are social and great fun. For more information contact Michael Dolan. 087-253 1948.


The club wishes to thank Michael and Marie Simpson for their generous sponsorship of the recent mixed scramble competition which was a great success. 

  The winners were – 1st John Tully & Margaret McHugh, 2nd Coman & Anne Neary and 3rd Micheal Cox & Marie Kelly. The annual club classic takes place over the weekend of May 20th-22nd. For tee times and sponsorship please contact Gerry Callaghan on 086-2330736 or Gerry King on 087-2071520. 

  The first round of the Fore Alliance was held at the weekend in Boyle. The winners were Jimmy Dwyer, Boyle (43), Noel Kennedy, Strokestown (42) and James Cooke, Boyle (39). The next round is in Strokestown on June 4th and 5th next. 

  The weekly scramble for 2011 commenced on Friday last where Paddy Murray recorded a hole-in-one on the 5th before going on to win the competition with partners Kitty Dowd and Noel Sheerin. The scramble continues this Friday and players are asked to sign in before the 6.30 pm start. 

  The Holmpatrick Cup takes place on this Saturday and Sunday. This is an annual four ball better ball competition. The first round of the Spring League is almost completed and players are reminded that the draw for round 2 takes place on Thursday May 12th at 9 pm.