Sunday, October 17, 2021

Update 17th October

 KING HARMON QUALIFIERS - Well done to Brendan Gaffney won week 3 of the King Harmon qualifying rounds with 44 points, which was achieved with a 2 over par gross. Conor Hamill came 2nd with 42 points. Each player’s best 2 cards from the 3 weekends were used for qualifying purposes which resulted in a requirement of 74 points to qualify for the match play rounds ( as compared to 70 points in 2019 and 72 points last year). The match-ups for the quarter-finals are :

John McGuinn vs Jason Beirne

Conor Hamill vs Frank Flanagan

Brendan Gaffney vs Lochlann Conboy

Owen Garvin vs Seán Purcell.

AGMs - The Ladies’ Club AGM will take place on Sunday the 7th of November, the Mens Club AGM on the 14th and the overall Club AGM (Management AGM) on Sunday the 28th, all meetings start at 5pm in the clubhouse. Every member is encouraged to attend both their respective Mens’/Ladies’ AGMs and the overall club AGM. Motions to be discussed at an AGM must be with the respective Secretary 7 days prior to the meeting, as must nominations to the committees. Nominations must have a proposer and seconder and the person being nominated has to have consented. New nominations are welcome to any of the 3 committees.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Update 10th October

Golfer of the Year for 2021, Jason Beirne, receiving his trophy from Mens’ Captain Jonathan Egan


KING HARMON QUALIFIERS - Gabriel Lavin and Frank Flanagan put themselves in with a strong chance of qualification for the match play part of the King Harmon Cup in the first round. Both men had 42 points with Gabriel just edging it on countback. Lochlann Conboy came 3rd with 40 points. It was great to see some members from the Ladies’ club participate in the competition for the first time. The 2nd round was played on Sunday the 10th and the final qualifying round will be on the 17th, with the top 8 qualifying for the match play rounds ( not top 16 as stated elsewhere). A player’s best 2 cards from the 3 weekends are used for qualifying purposes.

 

AGMs - The Ladies’ Club AGM takes place on Sunday the 7th of November, the Mens Club AGM on the 14th and the overall Club AGM (Management AGM) on Sunday the 28th, all meetings start at 5pm in the clubhouse. Every member is encouraged to attend both their respective Mens’/Ladies’ AGMs and the overall club AGM. Motions to be discussed at an AGM must be with the respective Secretary 7 days prior to the meeting, as must nominations to the committees. Nominations must have a proposer and seconder and the person being nominated has to have consented. New nominations are welcome to any of the 3 committees.

 

SOCIAL - Given the curtailed social life within the club in the past 2 years, some members have expressed an interest in a social evening for members in the clubhouse in the weeks leading up to Christmas. We will be canvassing interest soon to get an idea of numbers.

 

CONDOLENCES - At the recent committee meeting condolences were expressed to the family of the late Mai Regan. Mai and her late husband Tommy were both keen members of the club for several decades. Condolences were also expressed to members Patti Dowd and Michael Simon on recent bereavements.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Update 26th September

 

GOLFER OF THE YEAR - Congratulations to Jason Beirne who capped a recent run of form by claiming the Golfer of the Year title. It had been between Jason, Brendan Gaffney and Conor Hamill, but Jason was the winner of the final competition of the series, the 18 hole V Par played on Sunday the 26th of September. He had a fine score of +7, just beating Martin Daly’s +6. Pat Brogan was in third place with 2 up.

FIXTURES - Next Sunday’s Mens’ competition is the first of the 18 hole Stableford qualifiers to reach the matchplay  stage of the King Harmon Cup competition.

The Mens’ Thursday competitions have now concluded until next April.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Update 19th September

FIXTURES - Next Sunday's Mens competition is the final one in the Golfer of the Year series. Jason Beirne and Brendan Gaffney are the clear leaders, but Conor Hamill is also still in with a chance if he places well next week and his 2 rivals fail to do so. This competition will be an 18 hole V-par, the first played in this scoring format in the club for a long time.

The Mens Thursday competitions come to an end for 2021 with this coming Thursday’s competition. It is still available to sponsor if any member would care to do so.

 RESULTS - It was great to see Michael O’Dowd back in the winners enclosure after a lengthy sabbatical from the game of golf. Michael won the Thursday competition on 9/9/21 with 22 points. Gerry Nerney took the runners-up spot with 21, Jason Beirne was third with 19 points.

Tommy King won the 18 Hole Stableford on Sunday the 13th with 43 points.2nd David Gallagher 42, Gross Brendan Gaffney, 3rd Jason Beirne.

The winner of the Mens Thursday competition on 18/9 was Lochlainn Conboy, with Charlie O’Donnell taking 2nd and Michael Connolly coming third.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

INTERCLUBS - Well done to Lewis Shaws Connacht Shield team who had a great win against Co.Sligo Golf Club (Rosses Point) on Monday 6th September. Lochlainn Conboy and Mark O’Donohoe had another fine win on the 15th hole in Boyle but the overall win was sealed when we heard that of the 3 games away in Rosses Point, Boyle had won 2, very much against the odds. The 2 away wins were achieved by the pairings of Paul Connolly with Gerry Carty, and Conor Hamill with Brian Furey. Best of luck to Lewis and all the team in the next round.

As well as the ongoing Connacht Shield campaign, Brendan Gaffney is currently assembling a team to play in the  Connacht 9 Hole Interclub Tournament. Boyle will be playing the winners of Strokestown vs Ballinamore in the next 2 weeks, with date and venue yet to be confirmed.

The Boyle ladies will compete in this year’s Roscommon Cup on Saturday the 2nd of October in Athlone Golf Club.

RESULTS - The winner of the Men’s Sunday Competition played on 5/9/21 was John McGuinn with 42 points. In second was Padraic O’Connell with 42 and Shane O’Dowd took 3rd place 40. Terry Canning’s prize for best gross score would suggest that his recovery is going well.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

INTERCLUBS - Hard luck to Sean Heslin’s Jack O’Sullivan Cup team who lost the zone final to a strong Tubbercurry team during the week. Good luck to Tubbercurry Golf Club in the rest of the competition.

Attention turns now to Lewis Shaws Connacht Shield team who play against Co.Sligo Golf Club (Rosses Point) on Monday 6th September teeing off at 3.30 pm. Best of luck to Lewis and the team.

We are involved in one more interclub tournament after this, the Connacht 9 Hole Interclub. This team is captained by Brendan Gaffney and will be playing the winners of Strokestown vs Ballinamore in the next 2 weeks, date yet to be confirmed.

 

RESULTS - 12 HOLE STABLEFORD THURSDAY 28/8 The winner of our last 12 hole competition of the year was Frank Casserly with 28 points, 2nd Kevin O’Connor 28 points, 3rd Adam Daly 28 points. Lee McKillen won the 2s club.

Lochlainn Conboy was the winner of the 9 hole Stableford played on Thursday the 2nd of September with 22 points.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Update 30th August

CRUMLIN CLASSIC - The annual fundraiser for Crumlin Hospital was played on the 28th and 29th of August. 

1st Lochlann Conboy, Michael McHale, Conor Hamill 86 points

2nd Adrian King, Sean Heslin, John McGuinn 84 points

3rd Colin O’Sullivan, Tadhg Lowe, Shane O’Dowd 83 points




Lady President Mandy Toolan presenting the Lady Presidents Prize to Marie Hanmore-Cawley

 

LADY PRESIDENTS - Mandy Toolan’s Lady Presidents Day took place on Sunday the 22nd. This years winner was Marie Hanmore-Cawley, 2nd Tish Perry, Gross: Liz Dwyer, 3rd Aisling Gaughran, 4th Mary O'Hara, 1st Nine Therese O'Daly, 2nd Nine Regina McLoughlin. A 9 hole competition was also played on the day - 1st Catherine Roddy, 2nd Joey Mullaney. The Men's prize winners: 1st Niall Kearney, 2nd Lee McKillen, Gross Lochlainn Conboy, 3rd Gerry Nerney.

 

INTERCLUBS - Well done to Lewis Shaw’s Connacht Shield team who had a good win over Castle Dargan on Monday 23rd. Lochlann Conboy continued his great form with his 5th win away from home this year, partnered this time by Interclub newcomer Mark O’Donohoe. Jim Suffin and Brian Furey had an early win on the 14th in  Boyle, Gary Carty and Michael Simon had to go a bit further to hole 16 but always looked in control. 

The matches were called in at this point but Karl Keenan and Paul Connolly had looked like they would provide a 4th win, having come from 3 holes down on the front 9 in Castle Dargan to being in front when they were called in on the 16th. The team are set to play Rosses  Point in the next round on Monday the 6th of September.

This week Sean Heslin’s Jack O’Sullivan Cup team play in the zone final against Tubbercurry, teeing off on Monday the 30th at 3.30. 

 

CLUB DRAW - AUGUST - 1st Jim Mooney, 2nd Pat Conroy, 3rd Regina McLoughlin.

1st place gets 120 euro, 2nd and 3rd 60 apiece. Entry envelopes are available at the clubhouse noticeboard or you can set up a direct debit for 10 euro per month

to the club's bank account at the following IBAN : IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700.