Steady Ned ahead of the pack

Ned Broughall won last weekend’s competition in Athlone with 43 points. Paul Costello finished just behind in second place with 42 points while Declan Corcoran was back in third on 39.

  The Ladies Gala Day was a huge success last Thursday with the smallest of margins separating Alacoque O’Connor (25) in first, Lily O’Sullivan (24) in second and Olive Dolan (24) in third.

  Jonathan Egan won the James Shivnan in Boyle last weekend, ahead of Charlie O’Donnell in second place.

  The ladies’ competition was claimed by Sandra McCrann ahead of Mary O’Hara. €2,600 was raised for Mayo/Roscommon Palliative Care and the Oncology Unit in Sligo.

  In Carrick-on-Shannon, John Crowe took home the lady captain’s prize to gents with a score of 64, reducing his handicap to the Cecil Ewing threshold of 16. It’s fair to say that John’s been doing some crowing since!

  Laura Griffith ran away with last week’s ladies’ competition in Castlerea. Griffith claimed victory with 44 points ahead of Breege Cullen with 36. Valerie Callaghan took last Friday’s scramble.

  Finally to Strokestown this week where John Compton, Jackie McDonnell and Coman Neary were 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the men’s competition recently. Aidan Grealish took home the Cunniffe Cup while Paddy Murray won the senior men’s competition in Claremorris.