GrĂ¡inne Uaile Day 3   29/10/2018

Mulranny retained the Gráinne Uaile Cup on Saturday last at Carne , as they saw their lead on the Home side of 16 points  reduced by just four on the day.

Winners on a very blustery day were Eamon Mongan and Patrick Gallagher of Mulranny with a phenomenal score of 40 points. Runners up were the Belmullet pairing of John Hanley and Vincent Keane.  

                                                                    Pictured : Mulranny Captain, Colin Cooney accepts the Grainne Uaile Trophy from Captain Fergus

The third leg of the Gráinne Uaile which was due to tee off from 0930 next Sunday in Carne has been postponed due to a bereavement in Mulranny.    

The untimely death of Tom Molloy, Past Captain of Mulranny 1998 and a regular Grainne Uaile competitor has come as very sad news not just for Mulranny Golf Club but for both Achill and Belmullet Golf Clubs too.

Tom , a fine musician and a great  Republic of Ireland soccer fan is a brother in law of Vincent Fahy.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Following yesterday's play in Mulranny ,Achill lead the way by 1 point ahead of Mulranny with Belmullet a further 16 points behind.

This leaves us with a deficit of 2.8 points per card to 'pull back' next week, a difficult but possible task.

Congratulations go to Mulranny on winning their first ever pennant on Saturday when they overcame Ballinasloe in the final of the Jack O Sullivan trophy.

Good luck also to Achill on Monday next when they play Castle Dargan in the semi final of the Connacht Shield.

The first leg of the Grainne Uaile was played in breezy but mainly dry conditions  in Achill yesterday.

The scoring in the conditions was good with our best performers on the day Martin Cosgrove and Chris Breen with a great score of 42 points.

In the team event we didn't lose too much ground on Mulranny and Achill and provided we can stay within 15 or 16 points (albeit a tough ask) of both after the second leg in Mulranny next week,we're in with a fighting chance on our home patch in two week's time.

Day 1 scores were as follows

Achill Score Mulranny Score BelmulletScore
Mark Corrigan              Michael Molloy42 Colin Cooney                        P.J. Jordan42 Jim Brown                       Fergus Scanlon41
Myles Lyons Snr            Eugene Masterson36 John Joyce                        Vinny Gannon39 Kevin Donnelly                 Donal Shine38
Denis McNamara           Gerard Hassett30 Eugene Patten                Fenton Barrett39 John Hanley                       Sean Gaughan40
Tom McGinty                  Kieran O'Malley42 Eugene McCormack       Eamon Mongan41 Pat McIntyre                     Hugh Carey38
Tom McNamara                 Noel Cooney43 Allan McAdam                    Paul McGinty38 Cormac O'Muirithe            Sean O'Coisdealbha33
Patrick S. English               Noel English41 Owen Gallagher             Patrick Gallagher39 Edmund McAndrew       Francis Healy36
Michael Scanlon                John Gallagher45 Fergus Rothwell                    J.J. Kelly37 Chris Breen                     Martin Cosgrove42
Mark English                Micheal T. English39 David Ryder                       Clive Pullen44 Danny Malone                 James McGuire40
Team Total318 Team Total319 Team Total308
Best 5 Cards213 Best 5 Cards205 Best 5 Cards201
Discard30 Discard37 Discard33
Remainder75 Remainder77 Remainder74
Average of Remainder37 1/2 Average of Remainder38 1/2 Average of Remainder37   
1st Leg Total250 1/2 1st Leg Total243 1/2 1st Leg Total238   

The first leg of the Gráinne Uaile tees off next Sunday in Keel ,Achill Island with 8 fourball betterball pairings representing each of the three Clubs.

Mulranny are defending the trophy in 2018 and host the second leg on Sunday week while we host the third and final leg in Carne on Sunday September 23rd.

For those not involved in the first leg there is an 18 Hole Stableford competition in Carne on Sunday off the White tees.


A fee of €10 per person per day will apply. 

Day 2 report will follow on Monday....

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