Last weekend`s competition was the final GOY qualifier for the Roy O`Brien Trophy. Clive Kelly (12) backed up his win in the Club Foresomes Matchplay last month by coping best in the difficult conditions to win with 69 net. Stephen Egan (+1) was the Gross winner with 75. Second Net went to Declan Neville (14) with a 70, edging out Shane Scally (7) on a countback. Great early season form saw Ollie Scally laid the foundation for Ollie Scally to emerge as the winner of the Roy O`Brien Trophy, The Ballycommon native winning by just a single point from Shay Egan, who finished one ahead of Pat Rogers.
Next Weekend`s competition will be Dan Cunningham`s Vice Captain`s Prize, the final GOY qualifier for the Shap Mangan Trophy. VC/DC has been spotted in all the local bargin basement stores selecting a vast selection of discount prizes for his big day. On Sunday the final of the Castle Barna Shield will be contested on Sunday between Esker Hills and Portarlington from 11.00am. Congratulations to Tullamore on capturing a national title by winning the All Ireland Mixed when the overcome Adare Manor 3/2 in the final in Castlebar last Saturday.
Juniors: There was a fine turn out last Sunday for the Junior Captain`s Prize sponsored by “3” Tullamore. In the main event Adam Kelly signed off on a very successful summer with a dominant win. Cathal Ryan took the runner up spot with Odhran Connolly finishing third. There was a nine hole competition for our under 12`s, the entry even had an international dimension with a Spanish competitor. James Kelly was the winner narrowly ahead of Ronan Marsh and Daire Byrne. Well done to all Juniors who participated on a day of heavy showers and gusting winds Thanks to several members who donated prizes and others who gave their time to support our Junior players this year.
Our Seniors Open continues every Tuesday and our Open Stableford continues every Thursday, with the Walsh Kealy 9 Hole Championship every Thursday evening.