Crowe flies high in Carrick

The good weather has enabled hours of great golfing around the county, so it’s once again time for our weekly whistle-stop tour of Roscommon’s golf clubs.

  We start in Carrick-on-Shannon where Barry Crowe let loose in the Coffey’s Pastry Case Stableford with 48 points which was good enough for the win. David McDermott finished in second place with 43 and was on course to smash the course record before a mini-meltdown on holes 15 and 16.

  The 16-team 4Some and 4Ball have thrown up some shocks with Team Kevin (McDermott and Gilboy) dethroning Jim King and Adrian Beirne in the 4Ball and the McDermotts (Noel and David) beaten by Tommy Aherne and Declan Loftus.

  Not forgetting the ladies…the D&D Insurance Stableford was won by Geraldine Farry on 37 points with Mary King in second on 36 and Phil Emmet in third on 35. Phew.

  We return to Roscommon Golf Club where Marie McManus won the President’s prize with a score of 147 nett of 36 holes. Joan Hannon was in second place with 148 while Sinead Benedetti won the gross prize with 166.

  Tom Costello won the men’s competition while Kevin Glynn was in second place. The gross was won by Brian Feeley on 33. Alan Connaughton took the junior competition while Pauraic Moran won the seniors on Thursday.

  Next we go to Strokestown where Niall Compton won the 3 Ts competition ahead of Gerry Callaghan and Coman Neary.

  The Cecil Ewing team recently beat Tubbercurry to progress to the zone semi-final against Carrick-on-Shannon.

  Finally, the seniors had a great day out in Ballinamore Golf Club recently, although Ray Hogan had a better day than everyone else and took first prize ahead of Ollie Killeen and Martin McAlister. Eileen Lyons took the ladies competition ahead of Margaret Cox.

  Across in Castlerea, the Mixed Foursomes team began the defence of their Connacht title with a win over Ballinasloe during the week.  Eugene O’Connell and David Dolan were the men’s competition winners while Valerie Callaghan was victorious among the ladies.

  The Mulligan Matchplay final takes place this Friday (June 3rd) and there will be a scramble today (Thursday, June 2nd) at 6.45 pm followed by a presentation. ‘Get Into Golf’ gets underway tomorrow (Friday) at 7 pm.

  Finally for this week we head south to Athlone where Ger O’Kennedy won the Burgess Open ahead of Michael Coen and Kay Delaney won the Ladies 12-hole competition with Marion Hendrick in second place.