Clones Golf Club hosted the ladies Alliance on Monday 16th of January and are delighted to report that 47 ladies came to play our magnificent course. The weather wasn’t too kind to the ladies as it was bitterly cold however, the course attracted favourable comments from our many visitors. The day ran very smoothly and grateful thanks go to the ladies who baked scones particularly Mary O’Reilly who was a godsend in the kitchen and made a great job of tidying up the aftermath. Thanks also to Maureen Lynch for her assistance with the book. The overall winner of the 13 hole stableford competition was Jill Roulier with 25 points. Jill was particularly impressed with the conditions of the course and brought in a great score off her 10 handicap. In 2nd place was Mary McNamee with 24 points and 3rd place, on a countback went to Claire Thomas also 24 points. Section A was won by Margaret Sheridan with 21 points, Section B was our own Noeleen McCague with 23 points and Section C was won by another Clones lass, Teresa Hanawin also with 23 points. Due to the layout of the course competed over it was decided to give a 4th and 5th prize instead of the usual 9’s and congratulations go to E. Murphy 23 points and Nuala Mulholland also 23 points. The ladies availed of the fine catering upon their return to the clubhouse and many thanks to Aidan Fitzpatrick and his team for satiating the hungry golfers. Well done to everyone who took part and a particular mention to Helen Connolly, her first golfing outing after knee surgery who was just pipped for a prize after a no-score on the 18th! The next Alliance outing is at Headfort in February, details in locker room.