Daly the Star!

It was quite the novelty to receive full notes from all golf clubs across the county this week, proof that the golfing year is ticking along nicely.

  We start in Roscommon where Martin Daly won the men’s competition last week with 41 points ahead of Desmond Dowd on 41. Marie McManus won the ladies’ competition with 39 points, followed by Evelyn Bruen in second with 35. Meanwhile, Bob McCormack took the men’s over 55s and N. Costelloe was victorious in the senior ladies.

  Up in Strokestown, Jackie McDonnell won the Seniors Winter League beating Martin McAlister in the final. Elsewhere, Brendan Kiernan took first place in the 2nd round of the Golfer of the Year while Brid Connellan was victorious in the first round of the ladies’ version.

  Across in Castlerea, Angela Rowntree won the ladies’ competition with 34 points while Gerry Keane took the men’s competition.

  To Boyle next where Vincent Egan was in form in the Golfer of the Year 2nd round, winning with 65 nett. Last Thursday’s Men’s Open Championship was won by Patrick Egan on 19 points while Friday evening’s scramble was won by Brendan Gaffney, Gerry O’Hara and Annette Bartlett.

  Up in Carrick-on-Shannon, Tommy and Delores Mulvey won the Joan O’Shea mixed scramble with 43 points last Sunday. While this Saturday (April 23rd) sees the first event of the ladies’ fixture list with the Maria Talbot Perpetual Trophy up for grabs.

  Finally this week we head to Athlone where last Wednesday week’s Open was won by Eamonn McManus with 40 points, while last Thursday’s AWGS winner was D. O’Donoghue with 34 points. Next Tuesday (April 26th) is the Committee Prize which is the first major of the year for the ladies.