Rain jackets in Roscommon, green ones in Augusta

While the US Masters takes place this weekend it was business as usual for golfers across Roscommon. No green jackets here, but keep your rain jackets handy just in case.

  Carrick-on-Shannon was invaded by Roscommon and Dublin fans last weekend but there was still solitude to be found on the course the week before. The Easter Open was won by Eamonn McGirl with 41 points on the back nine while Tom Daly finished second, Noel McDermott took Gross and John Crowe had something to, eh, crow about, in third.

  In Castlerea, last week’s Ladies’ competition was won by Breege Cullen with 35 points with Kathy Burke in second on 30. The men’s competition had to be cancelled due to the weather.

  In Roscommon, Super Mario Costelloe won the men’s competition with 38 points while Francie Noone (also 38 points) finished second. The men’s over 55’s was won by P. McDonagh while the senior ladies competition was won by J. Halliday. Meanwhile the Fred Daly team was beaten by a strong Tuam outfit last Saturday.

  Up in Strokestown last weekend’s men’s competition was won by Gerry Houlihan while Colm Dardis took the senior men’s competition last Tuesday and Bernie Taylor and Rose Lally triumphed among the ladies.

  In Athlone, the AWGS competition was won by M. Cleary with 29 points while the Sonas Easter Open was taken by Denis Earley on 43 points. In the Granard Foursomes, Lily O’Sullivan and Sheila Geraghty finished first with 37 points.

  Finally for this week we go to Boyle where last Thursday’s Men’s Open 9-hole was won by Tom Kearney with 21 points with Patrick Egan in second on 20 and Charlie O’Donnell in third on 19. Patrick Egan went one better during last Saturday’s outing to Tullamore where he finished first with 36 points. The ladies’ section was won by Sandra McCrann.