Golf News

Roscommon The final of the men’s winter league, sponsored by John J. Ward Hardware, Goff Street, Roscommon was played on Saturday last. The winning team was John Connaughton, Damien Fallon and Seamus Byrne. Runners up were the team consisting of Barry Hoban, John Cunningham and J.T.Finn. The semi finalists were the team of Tommy Grehan, Ray Kennedy and Brian Sweeney and the team of Robert Hill, Peter McGarry and John McGrath.    The final defibrillator course will take place in the clubhouse on Saturday 5th April at 10am. All interested should put their names on the sheet in the clubhouse. Two courses have already taken place and members who attended found it a very worthwhile course to complete.    Next Sunday April 6th the Men’s Club Foursomes, sponsored by Bank of Ireland will take place. The timesheet is on display in the clubhouse. The first round of the Presidents Prize has to be played before 10th April.    The redevelopment of nine holes has now commenced. The design of the new holes has been done by Ken Kearney Golf Design and the work is being carried out by Dar Golf. During the redevelopment the course will be fully open with only two temporary greens. There is a revised 18 hole layout which is fully signposted around the course. Societies, classics and green fees will not be inconvienced during the course of the work and members will be able to play as normal.  Junior Golf: Junior golf for boys will commence on Friday 18th April with lessons being given by professional David Byrne from 4pm to 6pm. One of our juniors, John Connaughton has been selected for the Connacht under 15 coaching panel, so the club wishes him all the best with this panel.  Connacht Senior Alliance :Congratulations to Ken Kearney who won the Connacht Senior Alliance played in Galway on Sunday 30th March. Ken went around in 71 shots, which was a remarkable score considering that half way through his round he was hit in the ribs by a wayward shot from one of his playing partners. After a short period of time Ken was able to continue and won the competition. Ladies Golf: Ladies competitions will revert to 18 holes starting on Tuesday 1st April, when the competition will be an 18 hole stableford in aid of  National Breast Cancer in Ireland.   The second round of the Spring Matchplay competition, which is in fourball format, has narrowed the gap between the teams.The final round which is the singles is to be played on Saturday 5th April between 10.30am and 1.30pm and the pairings, which are in handicap order, are on the noticeboard. Players should make contact with their opponent and take a time on the timesheet.   The Captain urges all members of the club and members of the public to come out and use the fine dining and bar facilities being provided by Tom Nagle and his staff Strokestown Fund Raising Classic: A fund raising classic was held on Sunday March 16th For IRISH LUNG FIBROSIS ASSOCIATION. 1st. (95 pts) Liam Rosemond, Colm Dardis, Tommy Reilly, Jarleth Reynolds  2nd (90pts) Eddie Miley, Vincent Pierse, Tommy Fallon, Michael Dolan 3rd (86 pts) Kathleen O’Connell, Aidan Hogan, Alan Hogan, Michael Hogan.   On behalf of IRISH LUNG FIBROSIS ASSOCIATION, Martin Crinigan would like to thank participating teams, sponsors, all the ladies and bar staff for their help and support in making the classic a memorable occasion. The amount raised was in excess of €3,500. Thank you. Caslin Cup: Fixtures for the Caslin Cup are now posted on the club notice board. Remainding First round matches to be played a.s.a.p. Winter League: Members are requested to finish any remaining winter league matches By Sunday 27th April.  Competition results: 18 Hole Single Stableford played Sunday March 17th  1st Tommy Reilly 39pts, 2nd Jarleth Reynolds 36pts, 3rd Colm Dardis 35pts 18 Hole Single Stableford played Sunday March 23rd 1st Martin Crinigan 40pts,  2nd Eammon Beirne 36pts,  3rd Aidan Grealish 35pts 18 Hole Single Stableford played Sunday March 24th 1st Martin Crinigan 42pts,  2nd Tommy Reilly 39pts,  3rd Austin Trappe 38pts Congratulations to Aidan Grealish on his impressive win in the Midland Alliance Competition held at the Slieve Russell Golf & Country Club on March 31st. Aidan had a winning score of 38pts.   Future Club Competitions: Sunday April 6th -18 Hole Single Stroke play (1st Rnd of G.O.Y.) Sunday April 13th: 18 Hole Single Stroke play (2nd Rnd of G.O.Y.) Please note the above competitions can be played on the Saturdays prior to the listed dates. Friday April 18: 9 Hole mixed scramble starting at 6.15pm Fund Raising Classic: A fund raising classic will be held on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th  April 2008 for Strokestown Soccer/GAA clubs. Teams of four, any combination, entry fee €200. Contact Stephen O’Connor (087) 2482334 for tee times.