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Senior Ladies

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The “Mary Cup” Winner 2015 

Oughterard Senior Ladies “Swinging Belles” History

Swinging Belles  Oughterard Senior Ladies was founded in 1995 by Margaret Walsh and Una Phelan.They were called The Swinging Belles. This name lasted for about 12 years and was then changed to “Oughterard Senior Ladies”but recently members have decided to be known by its former name.   The Swinging Belles

Our weekly outing is on Monday at 10.45.Each year we have 2 Special Cup competitions.
The 1st in April. THE MARGARET WALSH MEMORIAL CUP.  The 2nd in June. THE MARY CUP.

The History of the Margaret Walsh Cup.

Margaret Walsh was the founder member Of The Swinging Belles.
In Margarets memory her husband presented a cup to The Swinging Belles to be played for each year.

The following are the names for the winners over the years.

1998 Breda Broderick             1999 Nuala Walsh
2000 Ann Mc Fadden             2001 Margaret Keaney
2002 Mona Holland                 2003 Bridie O Brien
2004 Mona Holland                 2005 Monique Bolger
2006 Brid Penny                      2007 Sheila Morley
2008 Brid Penny                      2009 Mary B Joyce
2010 Lily Faherty                    2011 Anne Rooney
2012 Elizabeth Coen                2013 Mary Mc Hugo
2014 Nancy McAleer               2015 Brigid Henry


The History Of The Mary Cup.
Mary O Driscoll was a very active member of The Swinging Bells.
This is a very Special cup as it was 1st won by Mary for Irish Dancing in 1934 and 1935.
Maire De Burca as she was then.
Mary O Driscoll herself presented the cup to her friends in The Swinging Belles.
The Following are the winners over the years.

2002 Nora O Flynn         2009 Mary B Joyce
2003 S McDonagh           2010 Anne Downey
2004 Brid Penny             2011 Geraldine Bresnihan
2005 Ann Walsh              2012 Nancy McAleer
2006 Mary Kyne             2013 Ann Walsh
2007 Mary B Joyce         2014 Kathleen Payne
2008 Sheila Morley         2015 Brigid Henry

We are very lucky to have 2 beautiful cups to present to our members each year.
Competitions like this keep the competitive spirit alive.
The Monday outing is great fun and very sociable.You know there will always be someone there for a game.
Its a 12 hole comp. during the summer and 9 holes over the winter.
We have an arrangement with Tuam and Athenry where we play at each others clubs on alternate years.

The Senior Ladies/Swinging Belles is open to anyone over 55yrs. New members always welcome.
We will be celebrating our 20th Birthday later this year.
Some members after their game and lunch play Bridge for the afternoon.