O'Malley and Dunne take Hilary prizes at Laytown and Bettystown
 The seventh at  Laytown and Bettystown

The seventh at Laytown and Bettystown

Royal Dublin's Brendan O'Malley won the RaboDirect sponsored Hilary Golf Society outing at Laytown and Bettystown. 

The three-handicapper returned a fine 69, beating fellow Royal Dublin member Hugh Foley (scratch) by a shot. 

Foley finished with three straight birdies but despite his storming finish, he came up just short.

County Louth's Gerard Dunne (plus 2), the runner-up in last year's East of Ireland Championship, claimed the gross prize with an excellent two-under-par 69. 

The team prize went to Portmarnock's John Greene (plus 1) and five handicappers John Hutchinson from Royal Dublin and Martin Kelly from Forrest Little with a 12 under par 59.

The next outing takes place at County Louth Golf Club, Baltray, on Sunday, March 26