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Castlerea Results for Sunday, April 13th: 1st Tom Davitt, 43pts; 2nd Paul Glynn, 39pts;  Cat 1 Kieran Rosney 39pts; Cat 2 Paulo Hayden 38pts; Cat 3 John Collins 39pts. Sunday, April 20th: 18 Hole Stableford sponsored by Finola’s Foods. Castlerea Ladies’ Golf: The competition sponsored by Waldron Insurances was won by Maura Kelly 37 pts on back 6.  Roscommon Mens Section: The Sunday competition, sponsored by Waldron Meats, was won by Brian Sweeney who shot 70. In second place was club treasurer Kevin Henry with a 72, and Seamus Mulryan was third also with 72. The gross was won by Tommie Grehan who shot 76. This was the biggest entry so far this year for a Sunday competition so hopefully with the weather improving more and more members will take to the fairways. Next Sunday’s competition is a mens singles sponsored by Down the Hatch.   The preliminary round of the Presidents Prize has now been completed and players are reminded that round one must be finished on or before Thursday April 24th. The quarter finals of the club foursomes must be played on or before Sunday 20th April.   Work on the course development has been progressing very well. The new first and ninth greens with the large water feature connecting both are now taking shape, with work almost complete on the reshaping of the seventeenth green. Ken Kearney of Ken Kearney Golf Design is delighted with the progress to date and is confident that the work will be completed fully within the sixteen week timeframe set out. The revised course layout which is being used during the course of the redevelopment work is working very well and visitors are reminded that the course is fully open and playable.   Boys junior golf will continue on Friday 18th April from 3pm to 5pm and every Friday for the rest of the year. Lessons will be given by David Byrne, PGA club Professional Work is almost complete on the new club website which is expected to be in full operation by the end of April. Full details will be given in the next two weeks.   Ladies Section: The winter league which commenced last October and which was again eagerly contested over the winter months concluded on Monday 7th April when the finalists played in atrocious weather conditions. The winning team which consisted of Sheila Fallon, Mary Finneran and Sandra Kelly defeated Geraldine Relihan, Tina McHale and Ethel Keenan. The individual overall best score of the competition was shared by Marie McManus and Brigid Kyne. Congratulations to all concerned.   The result of the 18 hole competition held on Tuesday 8th April and sponsored by Ardcarne Garden Centre was: 1st Laura Grehan with 40 points, Category A Mary Seymour with 39 points, Category B Marina Dolan with 38 points and Category c Bernie Burke with 38 points.  All Beginners Ladies please note that there will be a meeting in the clubhouse on Tuesday 15th April at 8 pm to plan the programme for the year. Competitions and golf lessons will be discussed and all are welcome to attend. Strokestown Caslin Cup: Fixtures for the Caslin cup are now posted on the club  Notice board. Remaining 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 Stroke competition played Sat 12th & Sun 13th April  1st Aidan Grealish (64), 2nd Martin Crinigan (67), 3rd John Comption (70) Future Club Competitions: Friday April 18 9 Hole mixed scramble Starting at 6.15 pm Fund Raising Classics: 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. A fund-raising classic will be held on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th  April 2008 for Mayo/Roscommon Hospice. Teams of four, any combination, entry fee €200.   Contact Mary Shiel (086)8106655 for tee times.