Maryann Delighted with her Captain’s Prize Day

After the Maryann Downes Lady Captain’s Prize Day on Sunday were from left: Geraldine Collins, Mary O’Sullivan, Ann Hanifin, Mary Shanahan, winner; Kadie Colbert, Mary Ann Downes, Lady captain; Nancy Fleming, Esther Ward, Margaret Moloney, Breda O’Connell, Bridie Collins, Babs Kelliher, Catherine Walsh, Marian Kerrisk and Maria O’Connor. With men’s prize winners: Paul Geaney (left) and Brendan Keegan. See results list below for prizewinners.

Castleisland Members’ Golf Club’s, Lady Captain, Maryann Downes is thoroughly enjoying her tenure at the helm at Tulligubeen.

More so after she has put the rigours of her ‘captain’s day’ behind her on Sunday. The Brosna native is only a few months into the role and, in spite of the odd bit of stressfulness here and there, it’s all going in the right direction for her and her companions in the ladies club.

Record Entry

A total of 120 players turned up for her captain’s prize day and the record books at the club may have a new entry at number one.

“Sunday was an amazing day for me and all here and I’m so thankful to everyone who gathered around me in the run-up to and during the day and anyone who helped in any way,” said Maryann during the week.

“I’d like to thank all who played on Sunday and those who donated gifts and prizes. The kind words and encouragement from colleagues and family members and all who helped with the drinks reception – before and after – are all greatly appreciated.

Leaps and Bounds

“I am delighted to see the ladies club coming along in leaps and bounds and we have added a new ‘Category 5’ for newcomers with 36 plus handicaps. And we’d love to see more ladies giving golf a go. They’ll get all the support and encouragement they need to get started here.

“The ladies team is in the semi-final of the Noreen Moore Trophy competition and in the second round of the Joe Quinlan Trophy – so it’s going well,” said Ms. Downes in conclusion.

Results of the Day

Lady Captain Mary Ann Downes prize winners are: 1st.: Mary Shanahan (29) 42 points; 2nd.: Babs Kelliher (30) 41points; Best gross Maria O’Connor (14) 84 net; 3rd: Kadie Colbert (33) 41points;

4th Marian Kerrisk  (31) 41 points; 5th. Ann Hanifin (21) 39 points; Front 9: Mary Lyons, 21 points; Back 9: Bridie Collins 22 points; Former Lady Captain’s prize: Catherine Walsh (25) 38 points; Committee prize Margaret Moloney (19) 37 points;

Longest drive, Liz Downey; Nearest the pin, Maria O’Connor;

Category 5: 1st. Mary O’Sullivan 37 points; 2nd. Esther Ward 37 points; 3rd. Breda O’Connell 36 points. Ladies guest prize, Geraldine Collins.

Mens results: 1st. Brendan Keegan, (22) 45points; 2nd Sean O’Connell (19) 42 points; Best gross Bernard Faygate (7) 73; 3rd. Paul Geaney (12) 41points. Longest drive Maurice Riordan. Nearest the pin Paul Geaney.


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