Brilliant Connacht title win for Ailbhe in Enniscrone

Ailbhe Farrell from Roscommon town was the toast of Roscommon Golf Club last week after she won the Ballisto Ladies Connacht championship in sensational fashion at Enniscrone Golf Club on Thursday last.   Ailbhe beat Fiona Moclair of Ballinasloe on the 20th hole in round 1. She then beat Sarah Helly (Enniscrone) on the 19th in the quarter-final and she had another tight match in the semi-final when she beat Alice Davis of Royal Tara on the 22nd hole.   Ailbhe, who plays off a five handicap beat Emma Gilmore of Mountbellew Golf Club by one hole in what was a very exciting final. There was never more than one hole between the duo in the match.  Emma Gilmore took the lead at the 12th before Ailbhe levelled the match on the 17th. On the 18th Emma Gilmore found the rough off the tee but the Roscommon girl stayed out of trouble, powered her drive down the middle and hit a brilliant iron shot to six feel to set up the win and the championship title.   Ailbhe arrived back at Roscommon Golf Club on Thursday evening with her Cup to a great welcome at the clubhouse.   Ailbhe Farrell is the daughter of Tommy and Marguerite Farrell of Ballybride, Roscommon and she is currently working in an IT company in Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo.   Also last weekend Aisling Hill of Roscommon did very well in the Junior championships losing out only in the semi-finals to Leah Kerr of Castlebar who went on to win the title. Strokestown Golf Club The club classic was played at Strokestown Golf Club on Fri 8 th ,Sat 9 th and Sun 10 th June 2007. Winners: Liam Rosemond, Tommie Reilly, Colm Dardis, Jarleth Reynolds. Second: Eammon Beirne, Brian O’Rourke, John Kelly & Aiden Grealish. Longest drive: Martin Crinigan. The committee would like to thank all golfers, sponsors, volunteers and Liz Gibbons and ladies committee for their hospitality and support on the day.   Strokestown v Ballina – Jimmy Bruen Competition. Strokestown were narrowly beaten by Ballina 2-3. A well-fought contest by Strokestown, winning the first and third match and only being beaten on the 18 th in the middle match. We wish Ballina well in the next round. Strokestown v Strandhill – Jack O’ Sullivan Competition. Strokestown were narrowly beaten by Strandhill 2-3.   A great win in the second match by John Connor and Micheal Cox on the 18 th set up a nail-biting third match in Strandhill with Sean Collins and M.P. Fallon going to the 19 th hole, but it was not to be. Strandhill secured victory. One defeat in Strokestown allowed Strandhill to progress to the next round. We wish Strandhill well in the next round.   Presidents Prize will take place on 24 th June 2007. 18 hole Strokes play competition, with a further 9-holes for the first 10 placed. Time sheet in operation at the clubhouse. Presentation will take on Sunday night at the clubhouse. Roscommon Golf Club The results of the Scratch Cup’s for Sunday 17 th of June, sponsored by M.J. Farrell Jewellers are as follows- Junior- 1 st P. Hoare, 74 points; 2 nd S. Freeman, 75 points; 3 rd D. Maher, 75 points; 1 st Nett R. Hill, 67 points. Intermediate- 1 st W. Doyle, 77 points; 2 nd S. Fallon, 77 points; 3 rd S. McGahon, 79 points; 1 st Nett W. Weldon, 63 points; 2 nd Nett J. Flynn, 66 points; 3 rd Nett F. Galvin, 67 points. Minor- 1 st B. Sweeney, 84 points; 2 nd P. O’Brien, points; 3 rd S. Hanley, 91 points; 1 st Nett T. Grehan, 73 points. Open week starts on Thursday, 21 st of June. Time sheets will be posted in the clubhouse this week. Entry sheet for the T.J.C. O’ Keefe Club Fourball is on the Men’s Notice Board. Draw on Sunday 17 th June. Open competitions every Wednesday starting from 2 nd May. Now accepting bookings for societies. Contact S. Corcoran on (087)2220576.  Castlerea Golf Club Results for Sunday June 17 th 18 Hole stableford, sponsored by Mid West Movies- 1 st Daniel Fahy (13) 42 points, Cat 1 Kieren Rosney (10) 41 points, Cat 2 Dermott Hevey (25) 40 points, Cat 3 John Collins (21) 38 points. Mulligan Matchplay – all second round matches to be completed by Thursday 21 st June. Next Saturday, 18 Hole stableford for 60 km members. Next Sunday, Tully’s Hotel 18 Hole Stroke. Good luck to the Junior Cup Team in Westport next Saturday and Sunday. Panel: Adrian Gunning, Tom Byrne, Eamon O’ Loughlin, Aiden Mulvihill, Sean O’ Connell, Niall Mc Sharry, Liam Walsh. Team captain, Jimmy Joyce. Presentation of prizes will take place on Saturday next, June 23 rd at 8.30p.m. Prize winners will be notified during the week and are expected to attend. Ballinasloe Golf Club Mens Results: Sat 16 th & Sun 17 th June 18 Hole Singles Stroke GOY 5.  Sponsored by Keller Travel.  1 st Ronnie Dooley (16) 63 Nett, 2 nd Christopher Parker (12) 65 Nett, Gross Shane K Kelly (2) 73 Gross, 3 rd Tony Kelly (13) 66 Nett, 4 th John Hurley (13) 66 Nett, Junior John Conneely (16) 66 Nett.  C.S.S. 70 Ladies Results: Tuesday 12 th June: 18 Hole Stableford Sponsor: Cal Cool.  1 st Overall.  Maureen McAvinia 40pts, 1 st Cat A: Mary Madden 39pts, 1 st Cat B: Maura Kelly 38pts, 1 st Cat C: Nora Callaghy 37pts.  Voucher 26: Nora Callagy 34pts (b9), Voucher 27 Maureen Dolphin 37pts. Thursday 14 th June Open Day: Angela Lyons 36pts.  9 Hole Competition: Kitty Creaven 19pts. Up Coming Competitions: Friday 15 th June: Mid Summer Madness: Fund Raising Classic & Barbeque.  Ladies & Gents Open Any Combination.  For Time Sheet contact 090 9642126. Sat 23 rd & Sun 24 th June. 18 Hole Singles Stableford Sponosred by Kelly TV. Junior Golf: Summer course. Golf Lessons with Professional Golfer Kevin Greely, for ages 8 – 18, boys & girls.  Starting Tuesday July 7 th .  Contact 090 9642126 for details.