ON Saturday 9 June despite a terrible week of weather the rain stayed away for Frances McKenna’s Lady Captain’s Day in Killymoon Golf Club.
Lady Captain looked radiant and the clubhouse was an array of colours as result of the beautiful flower arrangements. The presentation table was beautifully adorned with Galway Crystal prizes the envy of all who participated.
The course was in great shape despite the torrential rain of previous days.
The Lady Captain’s family and friends were all on hand to support and help throughout this special day as well as visiting Lady Captains from nearby clubs. The large entry in the competition is testament to Frances popularity as a “Killymoon Lady” and as Lady Captain.
Having seen the beautiful prizes all competitors were eager to win but unfortunately not every one can be a winner on the day.
The results were closely contested but with an impressive Nett 70 Kate O’Neill took podium position and won the overall competition. Hot on her heels came runner up Carmel Hagan with Nett 71 whilst Avril Marshall followed closely with Nett 72. Lesley McGlaughlin won the prize for best gross with 85.
In the section prizes Section 1 (0-20) was won by Heather Campbell with Nett 74, Section 2 (21-30) was won by Anne Nugent with 75 Nett and in Section 3 (30-36) Virginia O’Kane won with a Nett 76 on a better back nine from Noreen Sheehy.
The past captain’s prize was won by Mairead Heron with 75 Nett and the committee prize went to Anne Greaves with 76 Nett. Front nine was won by Tracy Moore with Nett 34 with Noreen Sheehy taking the back nine with 35.50 Nett.
Killymoon’s mens branch were invited by Frances to play the week before Lady Captain’s Day and this was won by Niall Martin with 41 points with Stephen Mulholland runner-up with 39 points.
Lady Captain Frances generously sponsored prizes for the visitors who played in a 13 hole competition. First prize went to Lady Vice Captain from Moyola Bernie O’Neill with 27 points on a better back 3 from Liam McNeill.
Despite the fun that was had playing a nine hole mixers in the evening some great scores were posted. Front nine was won by Grainne McBride and Stephen Mulholland with 33.10 Nett whilst Anne Greaves and Patsy Monaghan took the back nine with 33.90 Nett.
In the prize giving speech the Lady Captain paid tribute to all who had supported her in preparing for the day. Special mention was made to Mrs Carol Moore Honorary Secretary the Ladies Committee and to Lady Captain’s husband Noel.