Ballinamore get ready for 2014 season as Carrick host Captain’s Drive-In

Winning team members Pat Conlisk, John Gallagher, David McDermott, Maureen Egan with club captain Sean Bohan at Carrick-on-Shannon GC's Captain's Drive-In.
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Open weekend: The coming weekend will see the first 18 Hole open Stableford competition of the year for both men and ladies kindly sponsored by Councillor John McCartin, Newtowngore Engineering Limited.

9 Hole Stableford: The Final 9 Hole competition of the Winter season was won by Chris Fahy. Congratulations Chris.

Captains Drive in: The Captains drive in with incoming captains Seamus Doyle and Breda Travers will take on Sunday, March 23, at 1.30pm. This is always a well attended occasion and is an ideal opportunity for those members who have not paid their subscription for the coming season to do so on the day.

Sympathy: The sympathy of the Committee and members is extended to Michael and Briege Solan on the recent death of Michael’s brother John. Ar dheis dé go raibh a hanam dilis.

Ladies Section: The Captains Drive In with incoming captain Breda Travers will take place on Sunday week next, March 23, at 1.30. Next weekend there is an Open 18 Hole Stableford competition for both men and ladies. Fixtures for the coming year have been finalised and the fixtures booklet will be available shortly but important dates to note are as follows: McCarthy Trophy Wednesday, April 16, and the first GOY competition; Lady Captains Day on July 26, and Lady Presidents Day on August 23. There is a running 9 hole competition on for February and March.

Inter-Club: The draws for the Connacht Inter Club Championships took place recently. Ballinamore are away in all three competitions in the opening round – to County Sligo GC on May 12, in the Challenge Cup (29-36); to Carrick GC in the Minor Cup on 1st May (23-28) and to Co Sligo GC again in the Intermediate Cup on May 3.

The ladies will open their defence of their Shannon Erne Alliance title on April 14, in the Slieve Russell. The next meeting of the Ladies committee will take place on Monday, April 7, at 8 pm.

Sympathy: Finally the committee would like to express sympathy to Briege and Michael Solon on the recent death of Michael’s brother John, RIP.

Carrick-on-Shannon

Men’s Section: Spring league is continuing this weekend - The round 3 shambles and round 4 singles must be completed by Friday March 21. The final Round is scheduled to take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 22/23. the format for the final round is 4 man scramble. Thanks to everyone who turned out for the Captains drive in. It was a most successful day. Fixture list for the year will be available very shortly .

Ladies Section: Captain’s Drive-In: Last Sunday’s Drive In got the new season off to a great start. We wish President Esther Feely and Captains Sean Bohan & Mary Molloy all the best for the year ahead.

Daily Mail Qualifier: Brenda Kelly and Phil McWeeney pipped Ann Campbell and Molly Daly on the back nine. Best of luck ladies against Swinford next weekend.

Winter Alliance: Sadly last months fixture was cancelled due to the weather. Ann and Marie have everything crossed for Saturday March 22.