Rose blossoms to win Ladies’ prize

Before we start this week’s tour of Roscommon golf courses, I’d like to make one correction to recent notes. Rose Lally was the very popular winner of Brid Connellan’s Captain’s prize in Strokestown recently. Congratulations to Rose on her great win. If the reporting error caused any annoyance we apologise.

  In Roscommon the Sunday competition was won by Liam Casey with 41 points with Michael Healy in second on 39 points. Cian O’Connor won the junior prize with 41 points and M. Farrell won the ladies’ 9-hole competition with 21 points with F. Thompson and G. Hoban in second and third respectively.

  Over in Castlerea, Dympna McGarry won the Lady Captain’s prize ahead of Mamie Creaton, Mary Colleary and Angela Rowntree. The men’s prize was won by Paddy Gibbons while the ‘Get Into Golf prize was claimed by Valerie Hough with Hannah O’Connor in second place. This week the attention shifts to Captain Greg Kelly and he kicked off his competitions on Tuesday.

  In Carrick-on-Shannon, the Di Vino’s stableford was won by Dolores Mulvey with Elizabeth Muldowney in second and gross going to Ann Keenan. The PGA Tournament stableford for a place in Royal Tara in September was won by Martin Carrington. Meanwhile, at half-time in the All-Ireland 4Ball Carrick lead Ballinasloe 4-1 from the first leg with all eyes now on Ballinasloe this Saturday.

  To Athlone next where the McSharry’s Pharmacy competition was won by Eoin McGrath ahead of Ned Broughall, Colin Kelly and Pat McCormack. The AWGS competition was won by P. McNamara while the ladies’ competition on July 12th was won by Patricia Cleary ahead of Rosemary Rowe.

  Finally we got to Boyle where Paul Connolly, Michael Gilmartin and Michael Bannon won the Boyle Business Association 3 Ball Rumble with 86 points. Joyce Boles, Mary O’Hara and Annette Bartlett were victorious in the ladies. Meanwhile, Gerry Carty enjoyed a wonderful double last weekend as he won the Thursday 12-hole competition and the Friday scramble.