Golf – Athlone’s 125th anniversary!


We start our weekly golf round in Athlone where they recently celebrated 125 years. Over 250 people attended the events last weekend including many past members.

  Meanwhile, Maeve Holmes walked away with the Committee Prize last week with a score of 76 nett.

  The ladies had a busy weekend of interclub matches. The Revive Active team beat Longford recently in the first round while the Junior Foursomes team was narrowly beaten by Mountbellew in Ballinasloe last Saturday.

  To Castlerea next where Margaret Henry took last week’s ladies’ competition with a score of 35 points after a count back. Margaret finished just ahead of Deirdre Hawkshaw and Ciara Maher.

  Congratulations also to the many winners during a very successful fundraising classic last week.

  In Carrick, The Murphy Cup annual charity event for Sligo Hospice was held in Carrick-on-Shannon over the May bank holiday weekend. Victorious in the ladies’ competition was club president, Jessie Doherty with 36 points.

  Congratulations also to Carrick-on-Shannon ladies who won their first round match in the Intermediate Cup interclub match against Athlone.

  Finally to Roscommon, where Andrew Prior won the Wool Merchants’ Cup which was part of the Roscommon Lamb Festival. Andrew’s score of 62 was enough to see off Willie Doyle in second place.

  The ladies’ 9-hole competition was won by Patricia Donnelly on 21 points with Mary Lennon in second.

  Gerry Finn won the men’s seniors’ competition with 39 points while Margaret Egan took the ladies’.