Golf: Captain’s Prizes everywhere!


We start our weekly golf round in Strokestown where the Jack O’Sullivan team recently advanced to the zone final with a great win over Ballaghaderreen. The final will played next Wednesday (August 9th).

  Thankfully the GAA took account of the fixture list in Strokestown when rescheduling the replay thus allowing the Captain’s Prize to the Men to go ahead as planned this Sunday (6th).

  The Captain’s Prize to the Ladies was won by Anne Neary with Martina Fitzpatrick in second and Kitty Dowd finishing third.

  Speaking of ‘Captain’s Prizes’, the first day of Roscommon Golf Club’s Captain’s Prize took place last Saturday with over 140 golfers participating. The second day of the competition will be played this Sunday.

  Meanwhile Gerry Finn (39 points) won the men’s seniors competition ahead of Tommy Fallon in second place and Michael Connaughton in third. The ladies’ competition was won by Yvonne Waldron (37 points) with Joan O’Gara a point behind in second place.

  Congratulations to Tom Higgins, Fionn Hoare, Cian O’Connor and Simon Walker who represented Connacht in the Interprovincial Competition held in Blarney Golf course last week.

  Moving north to Carrick-on-Shannon and Noeleen Moffatt’s Captain’s Prize was won by Attracta O’Connor recently. Attracta finished ahead of Maureen Egan and Sheila Carney in second and third respectively.

  Meanwhile, Siobhan Talbott took gross, Geraldine Farry claimed the first nine and Renee Dolan won the second nine. Mary Molloy was nearest the pin and Dolores Mulvey boasted the longest drive.

  Paul Reid was best of the men while Robbie Donaldson won the seniors’ competition.

  Last week’s ladies’ competition in Athlone was won by Margaret Byrne with 40 points with Catherine Linehan in second also on 40.

  Elsewhere, James Keegan won the recent open with 42 points while Joshua Lennon came a close second with 41. V. Connaire claimed the AWGS, the Plumbers was won by Tom Blaine and Maria Elliot was victorious in the 97 Club.

  We finish our round in Castlerea where last week’s ladies’ competition was won by Ciara Maher with 41 points. Mary Colleary (38) and Laura Griffith (38) finished second and third respectively.

  This weekend the club’s fundraising classic takes place from Friday to Sunday (4th to 6th) featuring teams of four with lots of prizes on offer.