golf notes from around the county

Boyle Golf Club  There was a large turnout last Sunday for the Captains Prize sponsored by Club Captain Rodney Boles. The full list of winners were as follows: 1st Liam Mullaney, 2nd Patrick Egan, Gross Jerry Lavery, 3rd Terry Canning, 18 Nett. Michael Simon, Categories 0-13 Gerry Emmet, 14-18 Pat Conroy, 19-28 Jonathan Egan, 1st Nine Rory O’Donohue, 2nd Nine Michael Keville, 3rd Nine Damien Eames, Past Captain Eamonn Perry, Senior Paddy Nangle, Student prize won by Cian Smith. Ladies Prize: 1st Anna Lavery, 2nd Susan O’Mahoney, Gross Liz Dwyer, 3rd Kathleen Mahon. Congratulations to all the winners. Thanks to all who made the day a great success and special thanks to Rodney and Lynn Boles and of course Phil and Gerry Emmet.   Thursday nights 12 hole Stroke competition was won by Jonathan Egan (40.5), 2nd Lorcan Egan (41), 3rd Lionel Lynn (41.3).  Friday’s Scramble was won by Liz Dwyer, Gerry Egan and Declan Carty. Commiserations to the Connacht Shield team who lost narrowly (3-2) last Monday evening. Thursday night’s Mens Competition and Friday nights Scramble as usual. For Sunday’s competition please see fixture list. Remember-Golf is a simple game in which a small ball one and a half inches in diameter is placed on a large ball 8,000 miles in diameter.  The object is to hit the small ball but not the larger. Castlerea Golf Club Presidents Prize (Joe McElhone): Winner: Dave Green. 2 nd : Tom Davitt. Gross: Simon Clarke. 3 rd : Sean O’Connell. 1 st : Pat Doory. 2 nd : Willie Gannon. Open weekend fixtures: Friday August 10 th : Deirdre McDermott Ladies 18 Hole. Saturday August 11 th : K & M Motors & McSharry Pharmacy Ladies/Gents 18 Hole Stableford. Sunday August 12 th : Creighton Aluminium Men’s 18 Hole Stroke. Entry €10. Timesheet 094-9620068 after 7p.m. 087-1278066 or 087-9372905. Connacht Shield: The Connacht Shield team beat Athlone 4/1 and now meet Portumna on Monday August 13 th . Castlerea Ladies’ Golf: The McGuire Trophy was played for on Tuesday August 7th. Winners were 1st Angela Rowntree 71 nett, 2nd Mary Gunning 72 nett, 3rd Eileen McKeon 73 nett. Club Prize was won by Kay O’Loughlin. The Lady Captain’s (Patricia Callaghan) prize will be played over 36 holes. The first 18 on Tuesday August 14th and the second 18 on Saturday 18th August. Roscommon Golf Club Ladies Section Result of 18 Hole open fourball competition on 31 st July sponsored by ECMI (G. O’Dowd): 1 st Paula Miley & Marie McManus 44 points, 2 nd Laura Grehan & Anne Timothy 42 points, Gross Ruth Lennon & Sinead Benedetti, 3 rd Joan Moran & Marina Dolan 37 points.  The second day of the Lady Captain’s (Joan O’Gara) prize is on Saturday 11 th with the leading top 18 score contestants teeing up last. The presentation of prizes will be followed by music and ‘craic’ and all club members are welcome.