December 28th 2015
Last Sunday’s Christmas Scramble was postponed due to a waterlogged course. It has been provisionally rescheduled for New Year’s Day if the conditions allow. The times remain the same: draw at 12.30pm & tee off 1pm. The levels of precipitation experienced during the past month has made it very difficult to fulfil all competitions on the fixture calendar. However, it is hoped that a regular schedule will be resumed in early January. This includes a nine hole stableford set to be held next Sunday, January 3rd. Finally, may all members, visitors & friends of the club have a happy and peaceful new year.
December 20th 2015
The Christmas Bonanza was held today with approximately 40 players competing. This year’s President’s Prize winner Martin Wynne claimed the top prize in the men’s category with an excellent score of 42 points. He was closely followed by 2016 Captain Ross Andrew with 41 points. Gross was won by John McGuinn with 29 gross points off a nine handicap, while David Wynne finished in 3rd position with 40 points.
In the ladies section, the newly instated Lady Captain Tish Perry took top honours. Liz Dwyer was runner up and Susan O’Mahoney rounded off the top three.
Photos are available to view on Flickr. Click here for link or icon on header and select the relevant album.
Next Sunday December 27th the traditional Christmas Scramble will take place. The draw will be made at 12.30pm and commence with a shotgun start at 1pm.
Finally, we would like to wish all members and friends of the club a Merry Christmas & a Very Happy New Year with much success both on and off the course in 2016.
December 13th 2015
The Christmas Bonanza which was scheduled to be held today was postponed due to inclement conditions. It will now take place this upcoming Sunday, December 20th weather permitting. Tee times can be booked on the BRS online system through the club’s website.
The weekly Winter Open 9 Hole will also take place this week subject to golf course conditions.
Gift vouchers are available to purchase and would make an ideal Christmas gift. They can be used for bar/ catering facilities as well as contributing to membership fees. Regarding the latter, very keen rates exist for beginner players wishing to take up the game. Email Michael at Info@boylegolfclub.com for more details.
December 10th 2015
The Christmas Bonanza scheduled for this Sunday has been postponed. The course will remain closed for the rest of the week and won’t reopen until Monday at the earliest.
November 29th 2015
The monthly draw for November took place in the clubhouse this evening. Congratulations to the winners Seamus & Marie Gallagher (€70), runners up Paddy Nangle & Moira/Vincent Egan (€40) each. Presentation of prizes was also held for all recent competitions. Well done to the prize-winners concerned.
Competitions this week include the weekly Winter Open (Mon-Sat) & a turkey voucher next Sunday. A date for your diary is the Christmas Bonanza on Sunday 13th December where there will be a prize for all competitors.
The annual handicap review took place this evening. Updates to handicaps will be posted in due course.
The interclub Cups & Shields draw took place in Claremorris last Tuesday night. This meeting saw the election of Jim Mooney to the Provincial Council for 2016. A summary of the draw regarding the relevant competitions will appear on our website this week.
November 24th 2015
Presentation of prizes and the monthly draw for November will take place this upcoming Sunday at 4.30pm in the clubhouse. The attendance of those with a prize to collect is requested.
November 22nd 2015
Today’s Turkey Voucher was won by Jim Mooney 23pts & 2nd was Michael Simon 21pts. Competitions this week are the weekly nine hole Monday – Saturday and the Turkey Voucher next Sunday.
At the Club AGM today Men’s Captain Ross Andrew was elected Chairperson of the Management Committee for 2016. Brendan Gaffney was elected Club Secretary and Michael Gilmartin was elected Club Treasurer. A review of activities for 2015 was given by the Captain and Secretary and a Financial Report was given by the Treasurer. Thanks to all who work on Committees, play on Club Teams, help to maintain the course or assist the club in anyway. Thanks to Vincent, Mary & Patrick for looking after the catering and bar. Thanks to Charlie for his work as Grounds man. Thanks to all the members for supporting the club with membership, competition fees, fundraising or taking part in the draw. Special thanks to all our sponsors particularly those who sponsor Open Week. Outgoing Chairperson Michael Rush said it was a great honour to serve the club and he thanked the members for their great support. He also thanked outgoing Lady Captain for her great work. He finished by wishing incoming Captains Ross Andrew and Tish Perry and club members the best of luck for 2016. Ross Andrew thanked Michael Rush for nominating him and he looked forward to working with the new lady Captain and the club committees in 2016.
The 2016 management committee are Ross Andrew (Chairperson),Tish Perry(Lady Captain), Brendan Gaffney(Secretary), Michael Gilmartin (Treasurer), Michael Rush, Sandra McCrann, Gerry O’Hara, Mary O’Hara, Willie Tiernan, Vincent Egan, Patrick Egan, Liam Whyte, Susan O’Mahoney, Jonathan Egan, Liz Dwyer, Moira Egan & Liam Mullaney.
The Trustees of the club are Claire Cryan, Vincent Egan and Pat Brogan.
November 15th 2015
The Mens AGM took place last Sunday. Michael Rush thanked the members, officers and Committee for their great support during the year. He said it was a great honour to be Captain and wished the incoming Captain Ross Andrew and Vice-Captain Gerry O’Hara best wishes for 2016. The Captain was thanked by the members for his great contribution and the support he gave to the club. The Secretary Brendan Gaffney gave a report on the clubs activities during 2015 He thanked all the officers, and members for their support. The Treasurer Liam Mullaney delivered a financial report for 2015. Open week had been a great success and competition revenue had held up well. Tributes were paid at the meeting to all the volunteers for the great work they do for the club. The full list of officers elected is Captain Ross Andrew, Vice-Captain Gerry O’Hara, President Brendan Gaffney, Secretary Brendan Gaffney, Treasurer Liam Mullaney, Handicap Secretary Jim Mooney, Competition Secretary Michael Rush, and PRO Gary Carty. The AGM of the Parent Club will take place on next Sunday November 22nd at 5.00 in the Clubhouse.
In Ladies news best wishes to incoming Lady Captain Tish Perry and Vice-Captain Mary O’Hara.
Competitions this week,weather permitting. are the weekly nine hole from Monday to Saturday and next Sunday is a nine hole stableford.
Good luck to Boyle Musical Society on their production of “The Wizard of Oz” this week. The show runs from this Wednesday November 18th to Sunday November 22nd.
In other news Gary Carty takes over as PRO from next week as yours truly moves to pastures new. Good luck to Gary as he takes on the daunting role of editor in chief, sports correspondent, media celebrity and all round general trouble maker, it won’t be easy
Thanks to all the loyal local, national and global followers who read, commented or were the subject of what has become lovingly known as “the blog”, it would not have been the same without you. Some came in for particular attention, Charlie, your royal ex presidentialness, perhaps you won’t be in the media spotlight as much now….ps… we’re still awaiting the return of the presidential van.
Special thanks finally to the newspapers and local websites who publish our news and give great publicity to our club. It is sincerely appreciated
“Changing of the Guard”
This Sunday will signal a “Changing of the Guard” for the Mens Club when the AGM is held at 5.00pm.
Captain Michael Rush will step down to make way for Captain Elect Ross Andrew and Vice-Captain Gerry O’Hara. We wish them both good luck and thank Michael for his year as Captain.
The other significant change taking place on Sunday will be the relinquishing of state office by President O’Donnell as he hands over the heavy Presidential burden to Brendan Gaffney.
Weather permitting Charlie will carry out the final state visit to ‘Ballyhaunis Golf club on Saturday. His accompanying loyal subjects eagerly await his farewell address after which he will hand over the seal of office, the presidential van and accompanying presidential robes & regalia.
We thank Charlie for his reign and wish Brendan good luck as the new president.
November 11th 2015
Results from Turkey Voucher on Sunday 8th…..1st Francie Flanagan 24pts, 2nd Seamus Gallagher 22pts, 3rd Jim Mooney 20pts
November 9th 2015
Results of last Sundays nine hole Turkey voucher to follow. The weekly nine hole was won by Niall Kearney, 2nd Charlie O’Donnell. Results of the Par Three Competition held on Sunday November 1st were, winner Michael Reid 49pts, 2nd Seamus Gallagher 47pts, 3rd Ted Hestor 45pts, Ladies Winner Peggy Feely 45pts.
Competitions this week are the weekly nine hole Monday – Saturday and the Turkey Voucher next Sunday. Both competitions are re-entry.
The Mens AGM takes place next Sunday November 15th at 5.00pm in the clubhouse. Parent Club AGM takes place on Sunday November 22nd. Notices have been sent via email or post. Details are on club noticeboard. Nominations to serve on Management Committee or motions to be discussed should be forwarded to Brendan Gaffney, Hon Secretary on or before Thursday November 12th.
The final amount raised for Western Alzheimer’s/Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland was €4200. Thanks to all who organized, took part or supported the fundraising weekend.
Golf News November 2nd
Results of last Sunday’s par three competition to follow. The weekly nine hole was won by Charlie O’Donnell 21pts.
The Alzheimer’s Classic held over the October weekend was won by Colm Loftus, Shane Loftus, Tommy Ahern & Joe Hussey (110pts), 2nd Jim Mooney, Michael Simon, Frank Flanagan & Michael Reid (107pts), 3rd Liam Whyte, Willie Tiernan, Jonathan Egan & Vincent Egan (105pts). Best Ladies Team Liz Dwyer, Peggy Feely, Moira Egan & Tish Perry (96pts). Nearest the Pin, T Booth (Ballymote), Longest Drive, Liam Mullaney (Boyle). Thanks to Paula Cull and Drumderrig Nursing Home for their generous sponsorship of a perpetual cup and prizes. Raffle winners were Margaret O’Mahoney (Leinster V Connaught Tickets), John Frain, Regina McLoughlin, Ann Rush, Ruth Hogg, Ailbhe Hanmore, Sean O’Dowd, Mary O’Hara, Brendan Gaffney, Marina Hughes, Lewis Shaw. On behalf of the players Liz Dwyer thanked the organisers and congratulated the club on a great weekend. Total funds raised to date are €4095.00
Competitions this week are the weekly nine hole Monday – Saturday and the Turkey Voucher next Sunday. Both competitions are re-entry.
The Mens AGM takes place on Sunday November 15th at 5.00pm in the clubhouse. Parent Club AGM takes place on Sunday November 22nd. Notices have been sent via email or post. If you have not received a notice please contact Brendan Gaffney, Honorary Secretary
October 26th 2015
Thanks to all who took part or supported the club fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society. The Coffee Morning & Golf Classic was a great success with special thanks to Captains Sandra McCrann & Michael Rush.
Well done to Classic winners Colm Loftus, Shane Loftus, Tommy Ahern & Joe Hussey (110pts), 2nd Jim Mooney, Michael Simon, Frank Flanagan & Michael Reid (107pts), 3rd Liam Whyte, Willie Tiernan, Jonathan Egan & VINCENT EGAN (105pts). Best Ladies Team Liz Dwyer, Peggy Feely, Moira Egan & Tish Perry (96pts). Nearest the Pin, T Booth (Ballymote), Longest Drive, Liam Mullaney (Boyle). Thanks to Paula Cull and Drumderrig Nursing Home for their generous sponsorship of a perpetual cup and prizes.
Raffle winners were Margaret O’Mahoney (Leinster V Connaught Tickets), John Frain, Regina McLoughlin, Ann Rush, Ruth Hogg, Ailbhe Hanmore, Sean O’Dowd, Mary O’Hara, Brendan Gaffney, Marina Hughes, Lewis Shaw. On behalf of the players Liz Dwyer thanked the organisers and congratulated the club on a great weekend. Total funds raised to date were €4075.00
The Winter League prizes were presented on Sunday evening to Teams Heslin, Gaffney & McGuinn. Sean Heslin thanked Michael Rush for organising the competition and for an enjoyable three weeks of golf.
The September draw was won by Seamus & Marie Gallagher €70, runners up Claire/John Cryan & Ted Hestor €40 each. The October draw was won by Pat Conroy €70, runners up Margaret Egan & Mary McKeon €40 each. Thanks to all who took part and good luck in the November draw.
Competitions for this week are the weekly nine hole Monday – Saturday and next Sunday is an 18 Hole Par Three Competition with re-entry
The following Club AGM’s take place in November. Ladies AGM Sunday November 1st, Mens AGM Sunday November 15th & Parent Club AGM Sunday November 22nd. Notices will be sent to members via email, text or post. The November Management Committee Meeting will take place on Wednesday November 4th.
The Club heard with great sadness last week of the passing of club member & fellow golfer James Shivnan following a short illness. James is fondly remembered and will be sadly missed. We extend our sympathy to Mary, Sarah, Emma, Marie and all the Shivnan Family. As a mark of respect Club Members held a guard of honour at the funeral in Ballyfarnon. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis
Coffee Morning/Cake Sale today for Alzheimer’s Society
A coffee morning/cake sale for the Alzheimer’s Society takes place all day today in Boyle Golf Club. The event is a joint initiative by club captains Sandra McCrann & Michael Rush and all support is appreciated. The event is part of a fundraising weekend including a golf classic which can be played Saturday, Sunday and Monday. A raffle will take place over the weekend with prizes including two tickets to Leinster V Connacht in the RDS on New Year’s Day. For more information on any of the events or to offer support please contact club captains Sandra on 086 8512191 or Michael on 086 8645797.
October 21st 2015
The Golf Club are holding a guard of honour for James Shivnan R.I.P. on this Friday at 1.30pm. We will gather at 1.15pm at Shivnan’s Bar, Ballyfarnon. If possible please wear club jumper, or blue/black jumper and dark trousers. The course will be closed all day Friday as a mark of respect.
Funeral arangements are as follows:
Reposing at Shivnan’s Funeral Home, Ballyfarnon on Thursday afternoon from 3.00 o’clock until 9.00 o’clock. Removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyfarnon on Friday afternoon, arriving 1.45 o’clock, for Mass of Christian Burial at 2.00 o’clock. Interment afterwards in Kilronan Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, to Sligo Cancer Support Centre or Mayo/ Roscommon Palliative Care Centre. House strictly private please
October 20th 2015
It is with great sadness we report the passing of our friend & club member James Shivnan following a short illness. James is fondly remembered by us all and he will be sadly missed. We extend our sympathy to Mary, Sarah, Emma, Marie and all the Shivnan Family. Funeral arrangements to follow. May he rest in Peace
October 18th 2015
Well done to Team Heslin who won the winter league with a total score of 346pts. Team Gaffney were 2nd and Team McGuinn were 3rd. Thanks for all who took part and special thanks to Michael Rush for organising. The winning team was Sean Heslin, Michael Reid, Vincent Egan, Michael Rush, Ted Hestor and Tommy King. Presentation of prizes takes place next weekend along with the club draw
The weekly nine hole was won by Seamus Gallagher 24pts, 2nd Owen Garvin 23pts, 3rd Charlie O’Donnell
This coming weekend, Saturday, Sunday & Monday is a Golf Classic in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society Format is a four team rumble at €100 per team including meal. A coffee morning and cake sale will also take place in the clubhouse on the Saturday. A raffle will take place over the weekend with prizes including tickets for Leinster V Connacht in the RDS on New Year’s Day. Full details on noticeboard. . The weekly nine hole runs from Monday to Saturday.
October 18th 2015
Good luck to everybody taking part in the final round of the winter league. Team Heslin are currently leading however the pressure of being leader often causes teams to calve so all is still to play for. The September Club draw will take place this evening.
October 11th 2015
The second round of the winter league took place last weekend. Team Heslin are the new leaders on 235pts followed by Team Gaffney on 229pts and Team McGuinn in 3rd place on 225pts. Highlights of the second round include Gary Carty (GOY) & Eamon Perry 47pts (fourball), Michael Reid & Tommy King 44pts (fourball), Lionel Lynn 43pts (singles), Liz Dwyer 40pts (singles) and Niall Kearney & Carmel Keenan 40pts (fourball). The final round takes places next week from Thursday –Sunday. Presentation of prizes will take place on next Sunday evening, October 18th. The weekly nine hole was won by Michael Gilmartin 22pts, 2nd Michael Simon 22pts, 3rd Michael Bannon 21pts. The weekly nine hole runs from Monday – Sunday
Date for your diary is the Golf Classic in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society on the October Bank Holiday weekend. (Saturday, Sunday & Monday) Format is a four team rumble at €100 per team including meal. A coffee morning and cake sale will also take place in the clubhouse on the Saturday. A raffle will take place over the weekend with prizes including tickets for Leinster V Connacht in the RDS on new year’s day. Full details on noticeboard.
The club are delighted to announce a funding offer of €55,000 from the Sports Capital Fund. Thanks to all who organised and supported the application. The funding will be used for a new practice area adjacent to the car part to include chipping area and driving nets, course drainage on selected holes and purchase of course machinery.
Well done to Susan O’Mahoney who won the Ladies Outing in Bundoran
October 4th 2015
Well done to our Ladies Team who won the Roscommon Cup last weekend for the second year running. Full results were 1st Boyle, 2nd Roscommon, 3rd Strokestown. Individual winners 1st Ronnie Clarke (Strokestown), 2nd Sandra Kelly (Roscommon), Gross Hilary Collins (Carrick) 3rd Regina McLoughlin (Boyle), 4th Mary O’Gara (Roscommon). Thanks to the teams from Boyle, Carrick, Strokestown, Castlerea, Ballaghaderreen, Roscommon & Athlone who took part and thanks to all who organized the event. The winning Boyle team was Tish Perry, Liz Dwyer, Claire Cryan, Kathleen Candon, Susan O’Mahoney, Moira Egan & Regina McLoughlin.
The Winter League commenced last weekend with Team Gaffney leading on 121pts and Team Heslin in 2nd place on 119pts. Full results and placings are on the noticeboard. Round two takes place from Thursday-Sunday with all still to play for. The weekly nine hole was won by Seamus Gallagher 22pts, 2nd Padraig O’Connell 21pts, 3rd Michael Rush 20pts. The weekly nine hole can be played Monday – Sunday during the winter league, entry is €5, re-entry €3.
Thanks to all who took part in the outing to Portumna last weekend and thanks to Michael Rush for organising Well done to the winner Brendan Gaffney (35), 2nd Sean Heslin (35), Gross Patrick Egan, 3rd Terry Canning (35), 1st Nine Martin Wynne , 2nd Nine Michael Rush
Date for your diary is the Golf Classic in aid of the Alzheimers Society on the October Bank Holiday Weekend
The Mens, Ladies & Management monthly meetings take place on this Wednesday October 7th.
October 2nd 2015
Good luck to our Ladies in the Roscommon Cup tomorrow as they defend their trophy won last year
Good luck also to all taking part in the winter league and the trip to Portumna this weekend
September 28th 2015
Well done to Brendan & Susan Gaffney who were presented with the Boyle Motor Works Cup last Sunday evening following their win in the Boyle Motor Works Mixed Foursomes. At the presentation Lady Captain Sandra McCrann welcomed Gary McDonagh thanked the McDonagh Family and Boyle Motor Works for their great sponsorship and support. She thanked all who took part and thanked Michael Rush for organising the competition. Susan Gaffney thanked Sandra for inspiring the competition adding that it was a great event enjoyed by all who took part. She thanked Michael Rush for organising and Boyle Motor Works for their generous sponsorship. She said Brendan and herself were delighted to win and look forward to defending their title next year. She finished by thanking their playing partners on the day Patrick Egan and Claire Cryan. At the presentation Brendan was presented with a special trophy following his hole in one during the competition. The full results were 1st Brendan & Susan Gaffney, 2nd Patrick Egan & Claire Cryan, 3rd John McGuinn & Paula Cull.
Last Sundays eighteen hole with special thanks to sponsors Conor Dowling and Deirdre O’Reilly was won by Tommy King with a score of 62, 2nd Jim Mooney (63), Gross Gary Carty, 3rd Pat Conroy (65). The result saw Gary Carty crowned as “Golfer of the Year 2015” for the second year running with Charlie O’Donnell 2nd and Jim Mooney 3rd. At the presentation Gary said he was delighted to win and thanked Michael Rush for organising the competition and thanked all the club committees for their work at the club. He thanked all his playing partners during the year and finished by extending good wishes to James Shivnan, Jimmy Dwyer & Paddy Nangle. Full golfer of the year results on noticeboard. The weekly nine hole was won by Pat Conroy 20pts, 2nd Charlie O’Donnell 19pts.
The Winter League commences this week and can be played between Thursday and Sunday, see noticeboard for details of format, partners and opposites. The weekly nine hole will run from Monday –Sunday for the next three weeks
The outing to Portumna Golf Club takes place next Saturday. Please put your name on noticeboard. Cost is €40 per person including golf, meal and prizes
Good luck to the Ladies who play in the Roscommon Cup on Saturday October 3rd
The Mens, Ladies & Management monthly meetings take place on Wednesday October 7th.
September 22nd 2015
Results for last weekend’s Boyle Motor Works Cup to follow next week. Thanks to Boyle Motor Works for sponsoring and to all who took part. Thursday’s nine hole was won by Brendan Gaffney 22pts, 2nd Lorcan Egan 20pts, 3rd Seamus Gallagher 19pts. This was the final Thursday competition of the season. Thanks to all who took part, to all who sponsored prizes, to Mary for her hospitality and to all who looked after the bar. Special thanks to Michael Rush for organising and we look forward to the Thursday nights starting again next April.
The Winter Open re-commences this week Monday-Saturday. Format is nine hole stableford with entry €5.00, re-entry €3.00. Next Sunday is the final golfer of the year sponsored by Conor Dowling and Deirdre O’Reilly. First prize is a Mocad push trolley. Next Sunday’s competition will decide the 2015 Golfer of the year with a number of players in contention. Charlie O’Donnell is currently leading with Martin Wynne and Gary Carty close behind. The winter league entry sheet is on the noticeboard. Draw will take place next Sunday evening.
The club outing to Portumna takes place on Saturday October 3rd, details on noticeboard. Cost is €40 per person including meal and prizes.
In other news well done to Brendan Gaffney who had a hole in one on the 13th last Saturday.
Well done Brendan
Well done to Brendan Gaffney who joined the ranks of the “hole in oners” today following his a hole on one on the 13th in the Boyle Motor Works Mixed Foursomes. Our onsite reporter reported (as reporters do) that Brendan hit a “beautiful seven iron” to hole out. This caps a great year for Brendan who adds the hole in one to the Captains prize he won in August.
Well done Sandra
Well done to Lady Captain Sandra McCrann who won the ladies fore club alliance in Ballaghadereen last weekend and to Tish Perry who came 3rd. Sandra is pictured here with Mens Captain Michael Rush
September 12th 2015
Thursday night’s Men’s Competition was won by Owen Garvin 20pts, 2nd Jim Mooney 20pts, 3rd John McGuinn 19pts. Competitions this week are the Mens nine hole on Thursday which is the Thursday competition of the season. Next weekend is the Boyle Motor Works Cup. Format is Mixed Foursomes, arrange partners and opposites. Date for your diary is the final golfer of the year on Sunday 26th September with up to six players in contention for the title won by Gary Carty in 2014. The weekly nine hole re-commences on Monday September 21st and can be played Monday – Saturday. Entry €5.00 re-entry €3.00. The entry sheet and details for the winter league are on the noticeboard.
The club outing to Portumna takes place on Saturday October 3rd, details on noticeboard. Cost is €40 per person including meal and prizes.
The club extends sympathy to Tish Perry and family on the passing of her late brother Padraig McGlynn in Canada. May he rest in peace.
September 6th 2015
Last Sunday’s King Cup was won by Sean Heslin with a great score of 45pts, 2nd Martin Wynne 42pts, Gross Patrick Egan, 3rd Padraig O’Connell 42pts.Thursday night’s Mens Competition was won by Vincent Egan with 22pts, 2nd Killian Doyle 22pts, 3rd Brendan Gaffney 21pts. Fridays Scramble was won by Brendan Gaffney, Joyce Boles, David Boles & Susan O’Mahoney
Competitions this week are the Mens Competition on Thursday and next Saturday/Sunday is a nine hole re-entry. The Foreclub alliance is on next Friday, Saturday & Sunday in Ballaghadereen, please support. The weekly nine hole re-commences on Monday September 21st and can be played Monday – Saturday. Entry €5.00 re-entry €3.00. A new Mixed Foursomes competition for the Boyle Motor Works Cup takes places on Saturday/Sunday September 19th/20th. Players pick their own partners and arrange opposites. Full details on noticeboard. Good luck to our Crumlin Classic Team of Charlie O’Donnell, Liam Whyte & Michael Gilmartin who take part in the Connacht final on Tuesday in Roscommon.
The club outing to Portumna takes place on Saturday October 3rd, details on noticeboard.
Thanks to all who helped with the sanding of the greens last week.
At the presentation of prizes last Sunday well done to Niall Kearney was presented with the King Harmon Trophy following his win over Lionel Lynn in the final. Lionel was presented with a runners-up prize.
The August draw was won by Denis & Mary O’Donnell €70, runners up James Shivnan & Pat Conroy. Thanks to all who took part and good luck in the September draw
The club extend sympathy to Owen Garvan on the passing of his brother Martin in England. May he rest in peace.
Course is closed today and tomorrow due to sanding of greens. Volunteers are requested to help sweep in sand tomorrow tomorrow afternoon/evening……weather permitting
August 31st 2015
There was a great turnout last Sunday for Liz Dwyer’s Lady Presidents Prize with almost thirty ladies taking part. Congratulations to Regina McLoughlin who won with a score of 68 nett. At the presentation Lady President Liz Dwyer congratulated Regina and all the winners and thanked everyone who took part or helped to organise the day. She especially thanked Michael Rush, Charlie Beirne, John McGuinn & the course committee for the great condition of the course. She thanked Mary for the excellent food and Vincent and the house committee for looking after the bar for her help to prepare the room. Prize-winner Regina thanked Liz for the lovely prizes and for a great day.
The full list of prize-winners was 1st Regina McLoughlin; 2nd Michelle Quinn; Gross Tish Perry; 3rd Paula Cull; Categories 0-18 Moira Egan; 19-26 Joyce Boles; 27-36 Sandra McCrann; Past President Peggy Feely; 1st Nine Claire Cryan; 2nd Nine Marie Hanmore Cawley; Beginner 1st Eithne Gaffney; Beginner 2nd Lucy Gaffney. The prize to the Men was won by with Niall Kearney 43 pts; 2nd Ross Andrew 39 pts; Gross Gary Carty 33pts; 3rd John McGuinn 38 pts.
Thursday’s Mens Competition was won by Michael Simon 24pts, 2nd Terry Bright 23pts, 3rd Gerry Carty 23pts. Friday’s Lady President’s Scramble was won Brendan Gaffney, Marie Gallagher & Dave Purser; 2nd Niall Kearney, Carmel Keenan & Moira Egan; 3rd Gary Carty, Geraldine McDermottroe & Lionel Lynn.
Well done to Niall Kearney who won the King Harmon Final on Saturday. Commiserations to beaten finalist Lionel Lynn and thanks to all who took part.
Competitions for this week are the Mens Competition on Thursday; Friday is a nine hole scramble and next Sunday is The King Cup (GOY). Presentation of prizes for takes place next Sunday evening.
Thanks to all who took part in the golf lessons which concluded last Wednesday. Special thanks to Philip Murphy of Murphy Sweeney Golf School for providing the lessons and to Gary Carty for organising. It is hoped that the lessons will run again next year. For new players interested in joining, competitive 16 month membership packages are available, incorporating the remainder of 2015 and all of 2016. Please contact Michael on 086 2039182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Pole forking of the greens will take place this week, weather permitting, if anyone can spare some time it will be much appreciated
The club outing to Portumna takes place on Saturday October 3rd, details on noticeboard. A meeting of the Mens, Ladies and Management Committees will take place this Wednesday evening in the clubhouse.
Finally, the club extend best wishes to our friend and fellow golfer James Shivnan following news of his illness. We wish you a speedy recovery James and look forward to seeing you back soon!
Niall Kearney wins King Harmon
Well done to Niall Kearney who won the King Harmon Final today, commiserations to Lionel Lynn.
Thanks to all who took part in this years competition
August 30th 2015
Thanks to all who took part in the Lady Captains Scramble/Barbeque yesterday evening and well done to winners Brendan Gaffney, Marie Gallagher & Dave Purser (pictured above with Lady President Liz Dwyer and Captain Michael Rush), 2nd Niall Kearney, Carmel Keenan & Moira Egan, 3rd Gary Carty, Geraldine McDermottroe & Lionel Lynn. Thanks to Mary for the lovely food and good luck to all taking part in the Lady Presidents Prizes on Sunday. Presentation takes place Sunday evening, food is available for the men
Thursday evenings Mens Competition was won by Michael Simon 24pts, 2nd Terry Bright 23pts, 3rd Gerry Carty 23pts. Commisseratons to Michael Rush who had 22pts but still missed out on the prizes 🙂
Good luck to Lionel Lynn & Niall Kearney who do battle this morning (Saturday) in the King Harmon Final
August 26th 2015
At the final golf lesson this evening special thanks were extended to all who took part, to Philip Murphy for providing the lessons and to Gary Carty for organising. It is hoped to run the lessons again in 2016. For new members interested in joining for the remainder of 2015 and 2016 please contact Michael on 086 2039182 or email email@example.com
August 24th 2015
Last Sunday’s 18 hole was cancelled due to bad weather and will be re-arranged. Thursday night’s competition was won by Lorcan Egan 19pts, 2nd Charlie O’Donnell 18pts, 3rd Jonathan Egan 18pts
Fridays Scramble was won by Patrick Egan, Susan O’Mahoney, Paddy McLoughlin & Lewis Shaw, 2nd Brendan Gaffney, Gerry O’Hara & Peter Leydon, 3rd Michael Reid, Eithne Gaffney & Cillian Doyle.
Saturdays “Last Man Standing” was won by John McGuinn (20th), 2nd Cillian Doyle (19th), 3rd Cian Smith (19th. “Last Lady Standing was won by Sandra McCrann (17th), 2nd Moira Egan (17th).
Well done to Niall Kearney who won his King Harmon semi-final against Seamus Gallagher and is through to the final against Lionel Lynn.
Competitions for this week are the Mens Competition on Thursday night; Friday will be the Lady Presidents Scramble & Barbeque, please put your name on the noticeboard. Sunday is Lady Presidents Day and we send best wishes to Liz Dwyer for a great day. The Lady Presidents Prize to the men also takes place on Sunday. Tee times are before 9.00am or after 2.30pm. Presentation of prizes will take place on Sunday evening.
Last weekends Captains Prize to the juniors were won by Ciara Rooney and Seth Meredith. Other prizewinners were Enda Carr, Niamh Brogan, Sean Brogan Niall O’Donnell, Lorcan Connolly, Maeve Brogan, Mathew Lawlor, Garett Mullen, Grainne Rooney, Brian O’Connor, Kevin Beirne, Thomas Guckian, Christopher Lavin, Shane Lavin, Daniel Casey At the presentation Sandra McCrann & Michael Rush thanked all the Juniors and parents who took part and thanked Brendan, Moira, Paddy and all who helped with the coaching on Saturday mornings. Ciara Rooney and Seth Meredith, on behalf of the prizewinners thanked all the coaches during the season and thanked Susan for arranging the competition.
The club extends sympathy to Jack Fallon & Family on the passing of Connie Fallon RIP. May She Rest in Peace.
Last Man Standing
Well done to John McGuinn and Sandra McCrann who won “Last Man/Lady Standing” yesterday
Thanks to all who took part and to Mary for providing the food
Full results to follow
Lady Captains & Captains Prizes to the Juniors
Well done to all who took part in the Captains Prizes to the Juniors today. Special congratulations to Ciara Rooney who won the Lady Captains Prize and Seth Meredith who won the Mens Captains Prize.
First prize this Sunday
Sundays Golfer of the Year is sponsored by Conor and Deirdre O’Reilly with a first prize of a Mocan Push Trolley pictured here. Please support
Tomorrow is Last Man Standing please book tee times on line
Friday August 21st
Well done to Lorcan Egan who won yesterday evenings mens competition with 19pts, 2nd Charlie O’Donnell 18pts, 3rd Jonathan Egan 18pts
Tomorrow is “Last Man Standing” from 1.pm……, booking on line. The competition is to find out who can go furthest on their handicap. Will you finish on the 18th, 17th,maybe the 20th or maybe even the 12th 🙂 Entry is €10 including food.
Sundays Golfer of the year is generously sponsored by Conor Dowling and Deirdre O’Reilly. First prize is a Mocad push trolley. Thanks to Conor & Deirdre.
Well done to Niall Kearney who is through to the King Harmon final against Lionel Lynn following his win against Seamus Gallagher on Wednesday evening. Commiserations to Seamus who was beaten on the 20th
Sunday August 16th
Well done to Enda Smith who won this weekend’s Fore Club Alliance competition sponsored by The Roscommon Herald with 39pts, 2nd Jim Mooney 37pts, 3rd Brendan Gaffney 36pts. Thursday’s 12 hole competition was won by Seamus Gallagher with an excellent score of 31pts, 2nd Lionel Lynn 29pts, 3rd Jonathan Egan 28pts. Friday’s Scramble was won by Charlie O’Donnell, Pat Conroy, Lewis Shaw & Susan O’Mahoney.
Events for this week include the beginner’s/improver’s golf class on Wednesday at 6.30pm, a men’s nine hole open stableford on Thursday, nine hole scamble on Friday evening, ‘last man standing’ on Saturday from 1pm onwards (see link on homepage for full details) & 18 Hole Stroke on Sunday (GOY). It is worth noting that Saturday’s competition is great value at €10 which includes a meal. Sunday’s Golfer of the Year is generously sponsored by Conor Dowling & Deirdre O’Reilly. The club sends its appreciation to them. It is quite close at the top of the GOY leaderboard with Charlie O’Donnell currently the man to catch.
Our club outing has been fixed for Saturday October 3rd at Portumna Golf Club. The first tee-time will be at 10.30am. Please put your name on the club noticeboard if you wish to attend. In King Harmon news, Lionel Lynn has progressed to the final after defeating Willie Tiernan. He awaits the winner of the other semi final between Seamus Gallagher and Niall Kearney.
Saturday August 15th
The Official Club Umbrellas have now arrived in stock.
For anyone that has reserved theirs, please contact Jonathan to arrange collection.
Michael Gilmartin joins the elite of Boyle Golf Club
In breaking news top golfer Michael Gilmartin joined the elite of Boyle Golf Club today when he smashed a packed field to win the gross in today’s 18 Hole stableford. In an interview for this website Michael was delighted to join the elite company of gross winners including Patrick Egan, Gary Carty, Brendan Gaffney, Pat Conroy, President O’Donnell, Martin Wynne and many others. When asked what difference it might make in the clubhouse he said ”previously I never got asked what club I play on different holes, what I think of different swing positions, how I handle approach shots etc etc, I expect that to change from now on”. Will it change him personally, he was asked, “not at all” he said “I’ll carry exactly the same as I always do”
Sunday August 9th
Well done to Lionel Lynn who won Sunday’s 18 hole stableford with 41pts, 2nd Sean Heslin 38pts, Gross Michael Gilmartin, 3rd Gerry Carty 37pts. Thursday night’s Competition was won by Seamus Gallagher 22pts, 2nd Patrick Egan 21pts, 3rd Gerry Carty 20pts. Fridays Scramble was won Patrick Egan, Annette Bartlett, Lewis Shaw & Michael Gilmartin 2nd Michael Simon, Susan O’Mahoney & Lionel Lynn, 3rd Michael Rush, Gerry Carty & Pat Conroy.
The full list of prize-winners were as follows…..1st Brendan Gaffney, 2nd Willie Tiernan, Gross Gary Carty , 3rd Lorcan Egan, 18 Net Seamus Gallagher, Categories 0-13 Patrick Egan, 14-18 Paddy Nangle 19-28 Derek Henry, 1st Nine Shane O’Dowd, 2nd Nine Tommy King, 3rd Nine Lionel Lynn Tom Kearney, Past Captain Sean Heslin, Senior Vincent Egan, Student 1st Enda Smith, Visitor Colm McQueeney Ladies Prizes 1st Carmel McGarry, 2nd Liz Dwyer, Gross Tish Perry, 3rd Michelle Quinn.
Competitions for this week are the Mens Competition on Thursday night, the Scramble on Friday. Next Saturday & Sunday is the Fore Club Alliance in Boyle. Format is 18 hole stableford.
Dates for your diary are Last Man Standing” Saturday August 22nd and Lady Presidents Day on Sunday August 30th.
In King Harmon news well done to Lionel Lynn, Seamus Gallagher, Niall Kearney & Willie Tiernan who are through to the King Harmon semi-finals. Commiserations to beaten quarter finalists Patrick Egan, Shane O’Dowd, Charlie O’Donnell & Brendan Gaffney
Commiserations to our Connacht Shield Team who were beaten by Carrick-on-Shannon on Tuesday evening. The team was Gary & Gerry Carty, Brendan Gaffney & John McGuinn, Patrick Egan & Jim Mooney, Sean Heslin & Liam Whyte and Terry Canning & Lorcan Egan. Good luck to Carrick in the next round. This completes our inter club season with thanks to all the players and team managers who took part and we look forward to 2016.
Friday August 7th 2015
Well done to Scramble winners this evening Patrick Egan, Annette Bartlett, Lewis Shaw & Michael Gilmartin, 2nd Michael Simon, Susan O’Mahoney & Lionel Lynn, 3rd Michael Rush, Gerry Carty & Pat Conroy.
In other news this evening well done to Lionel Lynn & Seamus Gallagher who are through to the King Harmon semi-finals following wins against Patrick Egan & Shane O’Dowd. Commisserations to Patrick & Shane. The final quarter final is between Brendan Gaffney & Willie Tiernan.
Dates for your diary are the foreclub Alliance next weekend, “Last Man Standing” on Saturday August 22nd and Lady Presidents Weekend August 28th – 30th.
Thursday August 6th 2015
This evenings mens competition is changed to a nine hole.
Well done to Niall Kearney who is through to the King Harmon semi-final after beating two times major winner Charlie O’Donnell in the quarter final
Commiserations to our Connacht Shield Team who were beaten by Carrick-on-Shannon on Tuesday evening. The team were Gary & Gerry Carty, Brendan Gaffney & John McGuinn, Patrick Egan & Jim Mooney, Sean Heslin & Liam Whyte and Terry Canning & Lorcan Egan. This completes our inter club season with thanks to all the players and team managers who took part.
Monday August 3rd 2015
Well done to Brendan Gaffney who won the Captains Prize last Sunday with a score of 100 over 27 holes. In an exciting finish the win was secured when Willie Tiernan’s final putt lipped the hole and a relieved Brendan won his first Captains Prize. At the presentation Captain Michael Rush thanked everyone who took part or helped in any way to make the day a success. He said it was a great honour to be Captain and thanked the members for their support. He thanked the groundsman Charlie and all the volunteers for the great condition of the course. He thanked all who work on committees and also thanked Mary and Vincent for looking after the food and the bar. He thanked Susan and Liz for the presentation table and flowers and finished by presenting a floral bouquet to his wife Ann and thanking his daughters, Nicole, Jessica, Sophie & Rachel and his brother Brian. In response Michael was thanked for his great Captaincy and for all his work for the club. A presentation was made to Michael on behalf of all the members.
The winner Brendan Gaffney said he was delighted and honoured to win the prize and thanked everyone for their good wishes. He thanked Michael Rush for a great day and paid tribute for all the work he does for the club. He thanked all the volunteers and members for making the Club special and reserved a special tribute for Pat Conroy for his great work as Handicap Secretary. He thanked all his playing partners on the day, Jim Mooney, Dave Purser, Lorcan Egan & Vincent Egan and finished by thanking Susan and his family for their support. Tish Perry who accepted the Captains prize to the Ladies on behalf of Carmel Garry said Carmel was thrilled to win and thanked Michael for the prize. A special presentation flag was made to Michael Rush by groundsman Charlie Beirne and The full list of prize-winners were as follows…..1st Brendan Gaffney, 2nd Willie Tiernan, Gross Gary Carty , 3rd Lorcan Egan, 18 Net Seamus Gallagher, Categories 0-13 Patrick Egan, 14-18 Paddy Nangle 19-28 Derek Henry, 1st Nine Shane O’Dowd, 2nd Nine Tommy King, 3rd Nine Lionel Lynn Tom Kearney, Past Captain Sean Heslin, Senior Vincent Egan, Student 1st Enda Smith, Visitor Colm McQueeney Ladies Prizes 1st Carmel McGarry, 2nd Liz Dwyer, Gross Tish Perry, 3rd Michelle Quinn.
Thursdays Par Three competition was won by Pat Conroy 45pts, 2nd Michael Gilmartin 44pts, Gross Owen Garvin, 3rd Lewis Shaw 42pts. Fridays Captains Scramble was won by Sandra McCrann, Michael Rush & Patrick Egan, 2nd Marie Gallagher, Liam Whyte & Tom Kearney, 3rd Liz Dwyer, Terry Canning, Eamon Perry, Criona O’Donnell.
Competitions for this week are the Mens Competition on Thursday night, the Scramble on Friday and an eighteen hole on Sunday. Results for the July Draw, winner Terry Canning €70, Carmel Conlon & Paddy Nangle €40.
Dates for your diary are the Foreclub Alliance Sat/Sun August 15th/16th, “Last Man Standing” Saturday August 22nd and Lady Presidents Day on Sunday August 30th.
Brendan Gaffney wins Captains Prize
Congratulations to Brendan Gaffney who won Michael Rush’s Captains Prize at Boyle Golf Club yesterday. At the presentation Michael Rush said he was delighted for Brendan and paid tribute to the great work he does for the club. In accepting the prize Brendan said he was honoured to win and thanked Michael Rush for a great day and for his great Captaincy. He complimented all those involved in the running of the club and thanked his family, friends and club members for their good wishes.
The highlight of the golfing year, the Captain’s Prize, will take place at the course today with almost 60 competitors scheduled to take part. Captain Michael Rush is pictured here with a special presentation flag organised by Charlie Beirne. The flags is placed on hole 9/18.
A final 9 holes will be played by whose with the leading scores in the evening to determine the recipient of this most coveted of prizes! First combatants teeing off at 8.30 messrs Pat Conroy, Liam Mullaney & Shane Loftus……good luck to all taking part.
Pat Conroy Esq lays down marker for Sunday
Pat Conroy Esq will be walking six inches taller 🙂 this evening following his winning score of 45pts in todays par three competition. This is Pats second Thursday win on the trot (notable) and clearly makes him one of the favourites to lift the big prize on Sunday. 2nd place went to Michael Gilmartin 44pts, gross Patrick Egan & 3rd Lewis Shaw 42pts. The Birdie tree was won by Jonathan Egan, 2nd Liam Mullaney, Niall Kearney
Well done to Carmel McGarry who won the Captains Prize to the Ladies on Tuesday evening, 2nd Liz Dwyer, Gross Tish Perry & 3rd Michelle Quinn.
Thanks to all who volunteered this week on the course with special mention for the Ladies along with Liam Whyte for the painting of the fence and to who helped with divots, tee markers etc on Wednesday evening.
Captains Scramble takes place tomorrow evening, draw 6.30.
July 26th 2015
Last Sunday’s Captains Prize to the Ladies was cancelled due to the poor weather and is re-scheduled for this Tuesday July 28th. Thursday night’s Mens Competition was won by Pat Conroy 28pts, 2nd Lorcan Egan 27pts, 3rd Michael Gilmartin 27pts. Fridays Scramble was won by Marie Gallagher, Liam Whyte & John McGuinn, 2nd Carmel Keenan, Lionel Lynn & Charlie O’Donnell, 3rd Pat Conroy, Michael Simon & Seamus Gallagher.
Saturdays Arts Festival Open was won by John McGuinn (40pts), 2nd Paddy McLoughlin (40pts), Gross Owen Garvin, 3rd Michael Simon (39pts) Thanks to all who took part and thanks to the Arts Festival Committee for holding the event.
Next Sunday is the Captains Prize and the club sends best wishes to Captain Michael Rush for a great weekend. Booking is available on line and presentation of prizes will take place Sunday evening. Other competitions this week are a Par 3 competition on Thursday, Captains Scramble on Friday, draw 6.30 and an nine hole re-entry on bank holiday Monday. Please note the course will be closed from 6.00pm on Saturday to prepare for Sunday.
There are volunteer evenings on this Tuesday and Wednesday at 6.30. Tasks include divot filling, tidying car park and course tidy up. All support appreciated.
Golf lessons continue this Wednesday July 29th 6.30-7.30pm with PGA Professional Philip Murphy. The lessons continue each Wednesday until August 19th and are open to all golfers. Cost per lesson is €5.00 per person. Private lessons can be arranged by appointment. To book a place or for more information call 086 0682116
Club umbrellas will be available for purchase at a cost of €25. Please put your name on club noticeboard. Thanks to Jonathan Egan for this initiative. In King Harmon news good luck to all the quarter finalists, the full line up is Seamus Gallagher V Shane O’Dowd, Charlie O’Donnell V Niall Kearney, Lionel Lynn V Patrick Egan and Willie Tiernan V Brendan Gaffney
Presentation of July prizes and club draw takes place on Thursday evening after the Par three Competition
Boyle Arts Festival Open
Well done to John McGuinn who won the Boyle Arts Festival Open with 40pts (c/b), 2nd Paddy McLoughlin (40), Gross Owen Garvin, 3rd Michael Simon……awaiting result for best lady. Thanks to all who took part and to Boyle Arts Festival for holding the competition.
Good luck to all our Ladies in tomorrows Captains Prize to the Ladies. Mens Competition is an 18 hole stroke
Watch out for volunteering evenings this Tuesday and Wednesday at 6.30 to prepare course for Captains Prize
Club Models display new club umbrella (poorly)
Club models Aisling Gaughran and John McGuinn pictured here in a “photo shoot” displaying the new club umbrella which will be available at a cost of €25.00. Please put your name on sheet in clubhouse if interested. Thanks to Jonathan Egan for this initiative (the proposal for the umbrellas, not the employment of the models)
Scramble results tonight 1st Marie Gallagher, Liam Whyte & John “Model” McGuinn, 2nd Carmel Keenan, Lionel Lynn & the Right Honourable Charlie O’Donnell Mens President, 3rd Pat Conroy, Michael Simon & Seamus Gallagher
Thursday nights Mens competition results were 1st Mr Pat Conroy (28pts), 2nd Lorcan Egan (27pts), 3rd with an excellent 27pts including one scratch MICHAEL GILMARTIN
Boyle Arts Festival 18 Hole Open on tomorrow Saturday with some nice prizes sponsored by Arts Festival Committee…..booking available on line……entry €7.00.
In other news the club send best wishes to the grieving Carty family following their double dismissal in the King Harmon this week, Gary who lost to Seamus Gallagher and Gerry who lost to Brendan Gaffney. The double defeat helped to deflect attention (thankfully) from another high profile King Harmon exit earlier in the week.
Press Release re King Harman match
It is with regret that this website announces that’s its editor in chief/chief executive Michael Gilmartin exited the King Harmon Competition this evening following a narrow defeat on the 15th to Shane O’Dowd. In an exclusive interview for this website Michael apologised for letting down his supporters, his family, his colleagues, and the right honourable Charlie O’Donnell Mens President, but most of all for letting down his sponsors Michael O’Dowd Solicitors who gave him such great support and encouragement. Michael wished Shane well in the next round and also wished well to the staff of O’Dowd Solicitors over the next few days 🙂 End of press release.
Remaining 3rd round matches are to be played on or before this Saturday July 25th.
Boyle Arts Festival Open 18 Hole is on this Saturday July 25th, entry fee €7.00. Format is stableford and booking is available on line
Thanks to all who attended golf lessons this evening. The lessons continue for four more Wednesday evenings from 6.30/7.30
Monday July 20th
The club recorded a hard fought victory over Ballymote in the Connacht Shield this evening. In a very balanced contest overall, our team managed to come out on the right side of a 3-2 scoreline. Having lost the even numbered matches, it meant that the remaining three would have to go our way to progress. We had a comfortable win in match 3, however extra holes were required to separate the first and last pairings. On this occasion, both of our pairs triumphed to set up a date with near neighbours Carrick Golf Club in 15 days time
Team: Gary & Gerry Carty; John McGuinn & Sean Heslin; Patrick Egan & Jim Mooney; Brendan Gaffney & Terry Canning; Liam Whyte & Jonathan Egan….. Well Done to All!
Final results of the Business Association Classic….
1st Patrick Egan, Liam Whyte & Vincent Egan – 95pts;
2nd Niall Kearney, Willie Tiernan & Tom Kearney – 90pts; …
3rd Gary Carty, Gerry Carty & Seamus Gallagher – 90pts;
Ladies: Joey Mullaney, Carmel McGarry & Carmel Conlon – 71pts;
Thanks to all who took part and thanks to Joyce Boles and Michael Rush for organising.
July 19th 2015
We are awaiting final results of last weekend Business Association Classic however indications are that the team of Patrick Egan, Liam E Whyte & Vincent Egan Esquire had an excellent score (on their second attempt) and are likely to be on the podium. Thanks to all who took part and thanks to Joyce Boles and Michael Rush for organising. Thursday night’s competition was won by Lorcan Egan 27pts, 2nd Dave Purser 25pts, Fridays Scramble was won by President Charlie O’Donnell, Geraldine McDermottroe & Michael Reid, 2nd Gerry Carty, Susan O’Mahoney & Cillian Doyle, 3rd Brendan Gaffney, Carmel Keenan & Mervyn Boles.
Competitions for this week are the Mens Competition on Thursday night and a nine hole Scramble on Friday night. Next Saturday is the Boyle Arts Festival Open. Format is 18 hole stableford, entry fee €7. Next Sunday is Captains Prize to the Ladies and an 18 Hole Stroke for the Men (Golfer of the Year).
Date for your diary is The Captains Weekend July 30th – August 2nd including Par Three Competition on Thursday, Captains Scramble on Friday and Captains Prize on August Sunday. Online booking for Captains Prize available from this Wednesday July 22nd.
King Harman 3rd Matches to be played by this Saturday 25th July. Good luck to all taking part.
Commiserations to our Jack O’Sullivan Team who lost to Rosses Point last Thursday and to our Cecil Ewing Team who lost to Enniscrone last Saturday. Good luck to our Connacht Shield Team against Ballymote.
Golf lessons continue this Wednesday July 22nd evening 6.30-7.30pm with PGA Professional Philip Murphy. The lesson run for six consecutive Wednesdays and are open to all golfers. Cost per lesson is €5.00 per person. Private lessons can be arranged by appointment. To book a place or for more information call 086 0682116
Commiserations to our Sligo supporters following the defeat in the Connacht Final and good luck in the qualifiers.
Friday July 17th
Commiserations to our Jack O’Sullivan team who lost to Rosses Point yesterday evening. Good luck to Rosses Point in the next round.
Good luck to our Cecil Ewing Team who play Enniscrone tomorrow afternoon.
This Saturday and Sunday is The Boyle Business Association Classic. Format is a three ball shambles. Entry fee €15 per person, re-entry €5.
Scramble results this evening 1st President Charlie O’Donnell, Geraldine McDermottroe & Michael Reid, 2nd Gerry Carty, Susan O’Mahoney & Cillian Doyle, 3rd Brendan Gaffney, Carmel Keenan & Mervyn Boles, 4th Michael Simon, Joyce Boles & Michael Gilmartin
Golf lessons Commence
Our ‘Get into Golf’ Series/ Lessons commenced yesterday evening with teaching professional Philip Murphy of Murphy Sweeney Golf School. Thanks to Philip and to all those who took part. The lessons continue next Wednesday evening 6.30/7.30 pm and for the following four Wednesdays. Cost is €5.00 per person per evening. Individual lessons are available from 7.30pm for 30 mins. To book a place or for more information please call/text Gary on 086 0682116.Newcomers always welcome.
Well done to Willie Tiernan who won his King Harmon match yesterday evening against Terry Canning.
3rd round matches are to be played by July 25th
Sunday July 12th
Open week finished today with an 18 hole stroke for Ladies and Gents. At the final presentation this evening Club Captains Sandra McCrann & Michael Rush thanked members and visitors for their great support. They specially thanked the sponsors for their generosity and asked members to give them their support. The Open Week and House Committees were thanked for a great week Thank-you to all the visitors who played with special thanks to Gertrude Crummy and the Strandhill Ladies who played on Friday. The groundsman Charlie Beirne was thanked for the great condition of the course with special mention for Michael Rush, Course Convenor Willie Tiernan and the course committee. Mary was thanked for her excellent hospitality during the week and Vincent and Patrick were thanked for looking after the bar. Presentations were made to Ladies Captain Sandra McCrann, Mens Captain Michael Rush, Mary McDermott, and Jessica Rush. A special presentation was made to Gary Carty for his Albatross at the Committee Cup and the Foursomes Shield was presented to winners Jonathan Egan & Seamus Gallagher. Results for the week as follows, Mondays Nine Hole 1st Jonathan Egan (29.5), 2nd Shane O’Dowd (30), Gross Patrick Egan, 3rd Michael Simon (30) The ladies nine hole was won by Moira Egan, 2nd Paula Cull, 3rd Aisling Gaughran. Tuesday Ladies 18 hole was won by Ann Mullen 37pts, 2nd Attracta Keville 35pts, Gross Peggy Feely, 3rd Michelle Quinn 35pts, Visitor Anna Sheerin 32pts. The Mens nine hole was won by Niall Kearney 21pts, 2nd Paddy Nangle 21pts, 3rd Dave Purser 20pts, Visitor Fergus O ‘Beirne Wednesdays Scotch Foursomes was won by Niall Kearney & Paul Cull (58), 62.5, 2nd Brendan & Susan Gaffney (60), 3rd Michael Rush & Sandra McCrann (62.5). Visitors Tommy & Ann Conlon. The nine hole results were 1st Lady Anna Sheerin 19pts, 1st Men Michael Costello 21pts, 2nd John Cryan 20pts, 3rd Trevor Mattimoe (Ballymote) 19pts, Visitor Paul O’Reilly (Ballymote) Thursday Mens 18 Hole Stroke was won by Cian Smith (60), 2nd Cillian Doyle (64), Gross Niall Kearney, 3rd John Kelly (65). Visitor Paddy Egan. Ladies Nine Hole was won by Eithne Gaffney (17), 2nd Tish Perry (17), 3rd Sandra McCrann (15). Visitor Mary Molloy. Friday’s Mens Nine Hole 1st Tommy King 22pts, 2nd Cillian Doyle 21pts, 3rd Paddy Egan 21pts, Visitor Martin Hernan (Carrick-on-Shannon). Ladies nine hole 1st Mandy Toolan (18), 2nd Sandra McCrann (18), 3rd Christine Hannon (18), Visitor Deirdre O’Donoghue. .Saturdays Fourball Betterball was won by Vincent & Paddy Egan, 2nd Terry Bright & David Wynne, 3rd Patrick Egan & Martin Wynne. Ladies Team Liz Dwyer & Peggy Feely. Family Te