Golf News – 18th December

Athlone Golf Club

Christmas Open Competition: Ladies and gents 15-hole runs from Saturday, 26th December to Sunday, 3rd January with the option of re-entry. Timesheet opens on Thursday, 17th December.

  Turkey winners 6th December: Frank O’Regan  55 1/3,Michael Downes 57, Patrick Kenny Jnr. 57. 

  Club Competition Saturday, 5th /Sunday, 6th December-1st Nett: Pat McCormack (20) 40 points,Class A: Anthony O’Connor (9) 35 points, Bk 9Class B: Ted O’Brien (13) 38 points,Class C: Frank O’Regan  (26) 36 points. 

  AWGS Competition 10th December-Winner: T. Shaw 26 points,Class 1: E. Kelly 26 points,Class 2: P. McNamara 21 points,Class 3: J. Kinahan 21 points,Veteran: V. Connaire 18 points.

  The Winter League is well under way and some players have all rounds completed. All 6 rounds need to be completed by 31st January with the top 16 teams qualifying for match play.

  Ladies Club weekly 12-hole competition 5th/6th/8th December-1st: Alacoque O’Connor (16) 21 points.

  Weekly 15-hole competition 5th/6th/8th December-1st: Maeve Holmes (14) 20 points.

 Roscommon Golf Club

The winner of the Men’s Over 55’s was Vincent Pierse, Michael Sharkey was in second place with Jim Finn in third place.

  The result of the Over 55’s Christmas Hamper Competition was Ollie Dempsey in first place, Michael Sharkey in second place and Richard Browne in third place.

  All other competitions fell victim to the weather. Please also note that gift vouchers for golf lessons with Philip Murphy (PGA professional) are available- please contact Philip on 086-8894232 for further details.

Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club

Christmas hamper: Last chance to get your three cards in. The presentation will be at the Christmas Party on Saturday night (December 19th).  Christmas presents: Give the gift of golf membership to someone you love this Christmas. For visiting friends and relatives, how about some green fee gift vouchers/footgolf vouchers?

  No need to call out, simply ring Chris on 071 9667015.

  Christmas party:A great night ahead with the presentation of the Golfer of the Year, Lidl Garvey and Lynch, Lunney’s Hamper and Xmas Hamper.

Castlerea Golf Club

Are you having difficulty buying Christmas presents for your family? You could purchase a membership voucher from the golf club. Please contact the club registrar, Mickey Freyne, on 087-1278066. 

Boyle Golf Club

The Christmas Bonanza which was scheduled to be held on Sunday last was postponed due to inclement conditions. It will now take place this upcoming Sunday, December 20th, weather permitting. Tee times can be booked on the BRS online system through the club’s website.

  The weekly Winter Open 9-hole will also take place this week subject to golf course conditions.

  Gift vouchers are available to purchase and would make an ideal Christmas gift. They can be used for bar/catering facilities as well as contributing to membership fees. Regarding the latter, very keen rates exist for beginner players wishing to take up the game. Email Michael at for more details.

  In other local sporting news, commiserations to the Boyle GAA U-21 team who were defeated by Clann na nGael in the Division 1 Final last Sunday.