Friday, 27 March 2015

Golf notes ...

Athlone Golf Club

The club is hosting a station mass in honour of deceased members on Wednesday 11th April at 8 pm. 

  The Matchplay Qualifiers begin this weekend. First up we have the Tom McCormack Fourball. There is an open singles from Good Friday through to Easter Monday followed by the Harry Rice Foursomes.and the Army Cup Qualifier is on the following weekend.

  And for the lkadies, on Tues. April 3rd the Granard Foursomes sponsored by McGorisk Pharmacy takes place. 

  Best of luck to Garrycastle in the All-Ireland Club Final replay in Breffni Park this weekend.

Boyle Golf Club

Next Sunday’s competition will be an 18-hole competition. The Thursday men’s competition re-starts on Thursday week. The draw for the King Harmon will take place next Sunday – please enter names on entry sheet on club noticeboard.  

  The first club fundraising draw will take place Easter Sunday. Please send your standing orders back to Michael Gilmartin, Carrickmore, Boyle and thank you for your support. 

  The club’s new caterer Mary McDermott commences on next Sunday April 1st and we wish her well in her new role. Thank you to Moira and the ladies for providing catering for the past few months and to the house committee and volunteers for looking after the bar. The club send commiserations to club member Father Gerry Hanly and all the Hanly family on the recent passing of Angela Hanly, Smith Hill House, Elphin. May she rest in peace.

  Comments or inclusions always welcome to the PRO in person or at

Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club

The Dunnes/Swan Lynch Cup Qualifier over last weekend was the first competition of the year off the white course and this was reflected in the scoring with only 3 players of the large field breaking 40 points. Jim Newcombe topped the list with 42 points, but of course the aim of the day was to qualify for the matchplay. With 64 places up for grab the cut was estimated at 30/31 points and came in at 29, with 2 of five 29’s missing, namely Jimmy Deane & Charlie Farrell. 

  The Draw on Sunday evening, as always, threw up some interesting matches. First round is on notice board of clubhouse and matches must be played by April 29. Next Saturday March 31 and Sunday April 1st we have the Club 4Some Qualifier. Top 32 pairings qualify for matchplay. As always book online

  On Easter Monday we have a car treasure hunt. This fun event is not only for Club members but for anybody interested in a fun afternoon. Registration for the hunt is at the Golf Club from 12. Then on Friday April 13 we have an American Tea Party in Clubhouse. Tickets are €15 or 2 for €25 and are available from any committee member.

  Junior lessons will commence again on Monday April 2nd. Contact Siobhan Talbot on 087-6614682.  

Castlerea Golf Club


Ladies: The competition sponsored by Cunnane Insurance was won by Kitty Harrington with 33 pts. On April 3rd Ladies play in the O2 competition. 

Roscommon Golf Club

Members of Roscommon Golf Club were saddened to hear that one of the most respected and well-liked members, Michael Mulry, had passed away on Friday. Michael, who was friendly, gentle, good-humoured and sincere, had given huge service to the club over the years and was entrusted with the two most prestigious positions in the club. In 1984 he served as Captain and in 1990 he was President of the club. He passed on the love of golf to all his children who in turn gave great service and brought honour to the club. 

  His daughter Paula represented the club at every level and was on the Junior Girls International Team in 1983 and was Lady Captain in 2001. Likewise his daughter Anne Marie represented the club at every level and was on the Junior Interprovincial Team in 1981. 

  Both of his sons, Peter and David, were members of the club and Peter represented the club with distinction at many levels and was on the team that won the Kenny Cup in 1981. Paula is married to Michael Connaughton who has also served the club in every capacity and was Captain in 1989 and is the current Chairman of the Connacht Branch of the GUI.

  Members turned out in huge numbers to show their respect for Michael and support for his bereaved family, both on Saturday evening for the removal, where they formed a Guard of Honour, and on Sunday for the Mass and burial. As a mark of respect the course was closed on Sunday until 1 pm and scheduled competitions were cancelled. Members extend their sincere sympathy to his wife Eileen, his children and extended family. May he rest in peace.

  There was a big entry in the Men’s seniors 16-hole competition on Thursday. Larry Doyle was the winner with 35 points (last 9). Frank Kearns was second with 35 points also and Michael Dolan was third with 33 points.

  The penultimate Ladies weekly 9-hole competition was won by Margaret Brennan with 20 points while Mary Lalor was in second place with 18 points. The spring league is well underway at this stage with quite a number of the foursome matches already played. In the final of the winter league, Team 16 (Bernie Browne, Joan Moran and Ruth Kilduff) beat Team 8 (June Halliday, Yvonne Waldron and Angela Hewitt), taking two of the three matches. Next Tuesday's competition is an 18-hole in aid of the National Breast Cancer Research Institute.

Congratulations to our Junior Boys Team who defeated Ballinasloe 6 games to 1 in the preliminary round of the Fred Daly competition. The team was John Igoe, David Hill, Alan Hill and Ross Murphy playing at home and Nicholas Timothy, Ethan Connell and James Walker playing away. The reserves were John Kennedy and Jack McGahon. We wish them good luck in the rest of the competition.

Issue dated: 30th March 2012
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