SEAN COYNE MEMORIAL.
We played the second leg of the above competition in Collinstown on Sunday last the 14th. The weather wasn’t the best, very windy with occasional showers but we had a fantastic turnout at same i.e. 48 players (31 from our own club and 17 from Gaeil Colmcille club in Kells). We played the first leg a month ago in Kells at which there were 31 players which was a good turnout also and we were trailing by 48 shots after that. We were to play the second leg on the 23rd March but unfortunately it had to be cancelled because of inclement weather. We didn’t know how the Sunday fixture would turnout but it was a resounding success and possibly something to be kept in mind, going forward. There was some excellent scoring despite the gale force winds and the following is a full list of the winners:
Team Winners: Collinstown by 12 shots.
Winners in Gaeil Colmcille:
36 Nett: Johnny Mooney (Gaeil Colmcille)
36 Gross: Michael Buckley (Collinstown)
36 Nett: Monica McGovern (Gaeil Colmcille)
Winners in Collinstown:
36 Nett: Michael Scally (Collinstown).
36 Gross: Rene Bloem (Collinstown).
36 Nett: Liz Bloem (Collinstown).
O/A Gents: 72 Nett: Marty Reilly, (Gaeil Colmcille).
O/A Ladies: 72 Nett Carol O’Brien (Gaeil Colmcille).
Thanks to all who supported this great competition which is in existence since 1997. Thanks to our groundsmen who do a great job and had the course in great nick for the time of year and considering the terrible frost and wind which we have had for the past month. Thanks to Martin Carter and John Browne who did all the totting up over the two days and that is no easy job. Hope Martin’s back will be better soon.
Sean Coyne passed away very suddenly in 1996 and the two clubs of which Sean was a member, Gaeil Colmcille & Collinstown decided to get together and put up a trophy in his honour and the proceeds of same would go to the Diabetic Association, alternating between the Meath Branch & Westmeath branch as Sean was a Diabetic himself. This tradition has continued since 1997 and Norman Dolan, Chairman of the Mullingar Branch of this organization was on hand on Sunday last to accept a cheque in the sum of €612 for the Mullingar Branch.
He was magnanimous in his praise for both clubs and said that the money would be well spent in research of the disease which unfortunately is sweeping the country at the present time.
Thanks also to all the ladies who provided all sorts of goodies, especially the cheesecake which Michelle supplied. Thanks to Mary Farrell who was a great help in the kitchen also.
PADDY BARDON SHIELD
The second round of the above competition was played yesterday and the 3rd round will take place on Sat next the 20th with an 11 o’clock start.
The draw for this competition will be made on Saturday next after the Paddy Bardon Shield.
This competition takes place on the following weekend Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April. Play commences at 2 p.m. on the Friday and runs right through until last card at 5 p.m on Sunday evening. This is a re entry competition, which has proved to be very popular. It is €3 per round and players can play as many rounds as they wish over the three days. Our President this year is Michael Flynn who is a wonderful clubman. We hope all our members will turn out in their droves to show their appreciation to a great member.
Ena Clinton. PRO.