Sunday, January 19, 2020

Update 19th January


RESULTS from the 9 hole competition played on Sunday the 12th of January were as follows :
1st Lochlainn Conboy 24 points, 2nd Ross Andrew 21, 3rd Sean Heslin 20.
The Fourball Betterball scheduled for Sunday the 19th could not take place as scheduled due to frozen greens and has been deferred.

MEMBERSHIP - The Committee would be grateful if all members could make an effort to pay their subs early in the year as it makes planning the year's activities much more straightforward. Reminder letters have gone out to existing members.  For anyone else looking to join/rejoin, some of the main rates are as follows (a fuller list is available on the club website, boylegolfclub.com) Junior - 60 euro, 1st year adult beginner - 170, Student -145, Under 30 - 275, Distant -185, Full Single 395, Senior Single (65+) 295, Family 660.

Cheques can be given to Lorcan Egan, Elphin Street, Boyle or electronic transfers made to:
Bank of Ireland, Main St, Boyle.
IBAN   IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700.


Sunday, January 5, 2020

Update 6th January


RESULTS - A 9 hole re-entry competition was played throughout the first week of the New Year, the winners were as follows - 1st Sean Heslin, 2nd Michael Bannon, 3rd Liam Mullaney.

Sunday the 5th of January saw the first 18 hole competition of the year take place. today. Michael Simon came first, getting 2020 off to a good start, David Wynne was the runner-up. Sean Heslin completed a good week by taking the prize for best gross score and Paul Connolly came 3rd.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Update 23rd December

BONANZA- The Christmas Bonanza competition finally took place at the third time of asking on Sunday the 22nd of December. The weather conditions on the day were perfect, but the course itself presented a challenge due to the amount of rain that fell in the past few weeks. Liam Mullaney made light work of the heavy ground with a fine score of 26 points, laying claim to this years hamper for the overall winner. The winners were as follows- 1st Liam Mullaney 26, 2nd Sean Heslin 26, Best Gross Charlie O’Donnell 25, 3rd Tish Perry 25. Birdie Tree Charlie O’Donnell.
The prizes were given out in a presentation after the competition in the clubhouse by new men's Captain Lorcan Egan.
Padraig O’Connell was also presented with the King Harmon Cup after his final win a few weeks ago. Lorcan Egan received his prize for having come first in this year's Winter League, and the team of Charlie O’Donnell, Ross Andrew, Seamus Gallagher, and Tommy King were presented with the Drumderrig Cup.

FIXTURES - The other fixture in the club’s Christmas schedule is the annual Christmas Scramble, which takes place on the 27th of December, names to be entered in the draw at 12, with a “shotgun start” at 12.30. All members and golfing visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend, especially those in need of some fresh air after Stephens’ night.

MONTHLY DRAW - The recent winners were the following -
September - 1st Peggy Feely, 2nd Denis and Mary O’Donnell, 3rd Liam Whyte.
October - 1st Sean Heslin, 2nd Jim Mooney, 3rd Paddy Nangle.
November - 1st Martin Higgins, 2nd Paddy Nangle, 3rd Jim Mooney.
December - 1st Mary McKeon, 2nd Liam Mullaney, 3rd Liam Whyte
First places get 70 euro, 2nd and 3rd get 40 each.
All members are encouraged to join the monthly draw whose proceeds go towards the upkeep of the club, cost 10 euros per month. Bank details as follows -
Bank of Ireland, Main St, Boyle.
IBAN   IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Update 2nd December


COMPETITIONS -The fifth of the series of Winter League 18 hole Stablefords took place on Sunday the 1st of December. 
This weeks winner was Gerry Carty with 40 points, 2nd and 3rd were Sean Heslin and Liam Mullaney with 37 and 34 points respectively and Lorcan Egan had the best gross score.

Next Sunday the 8th of December is the date for this year's “Bonanza” competition, one of the highlights of the club’s Christmas season. The competition is for ladies and gents, played as an 18 hole Stableford, with prizes for all who take part. For anyone who hasn’t had the privilege this year of walking up to accept a prize from the table, this will be about as good as it gets for 2019! It is usually a very social occasion and gives members a chance to show support for the incoming captains. All members welcome.

MANAGEMENT AGM -The overall club AGM, the “management AGM”, took place on Sunday the 1st of December . The following were elected to the club’s management committee for 2020 - Chairperson (and mens’ Captain) Lorcan Egan, Lady Captain Therese O’Daly, Ladies Competition Secretary Mary O’Hara, Secretary Brendan Gaffney, Greens Convenor Willie Tiernan, House Convenor Vincent Egan, Children’s Liaison Officer Jim Mooney, Committee Members - Susan O’Mahoney, Liam Mullaney, Mandy Toolan and Jonathan Egan. 







Sunday, November 24, 2019

Update 25th November


COMPETITIONS -The fourth of the series of Winter League 18 hole Stableford took place on Sunday the 24th of November. 
This weeks winner was incoming captain Lorcan Egan with a very strong 42 points. Gerry Carty and Sean Heslin were 2nd and 3rd with 38 and 37 points respectively, and Charlie O’Donnell had the best gross score.
Next Sunday the 1st of December sees the final week of the Winter League. There are a number of golfers in the shake-up for the title, but there will also be separate prizes for the day itself.
Sunday the 8th of December is the date for this year's “Bonanza” competition, one of the highlights of the club’s Christmas season. The competition is for ladies and gents, played as an 18 hole Stableford, with prizes for all who take part. For anyone who hasn’t had the privilege this year of walking up to accept a prize from the table, this will be about as good as it gets for 2019! It is usually a very social occasion and gives members a chance to show support for the incoming captains. All members welcome.

MANAGEMENT AGM -The overall club AGM, the “management AGM”, will take place on Sunday the 1st of December in the clubhouse at 5pm. Members are welcome to put motions forward for the AGM, proposal slips are available below the main noticeboard in the front hall. Motions must be available for viewing on the noticeboard for at least up 14 days prior to the AGM.


Sunday, November 17, 2019

Update 17th November


KING HARMON CUP - The last matches in the King Harmon Cup took place in quick succession this week, with Sean Heslin beating Michael McHale in the second semi-final, progressing to the final later in the week versus Padraig O’Connell. Sean might have been considered the favourite going into the final, having a number of majors under his belt over the years as well as being known as one of the most consistent scorers in the club. However it was not to be, and Padraig capitalised on a recent great run of form to capture his most significant title to date, 2019 winner of the club’s matchplay trophy, the King Harmon Perpetual Cup, which has been competed for within the club since the 1930s. Well done Poc.

LADIES AGM - The Ladies AGM took place on Sunday the 10th of November, chaired by the 2019 captain, Regina McLoughlin. The following committee was elected for 2020 - Captain - Therese O’Daly, President - Mandy Toolan, Secretary - Regina McLoughlin, Treasurer- Fiona Keenan, Handicap Secretary - Susan O’Mahoney, Competition Secretary - Mary O’Hara . Committee members - Geraldine McDermottroe, Eithne Gaffney, Críona O’Donnell, Liz Dwyer.
The club extends its thanks to Regina McLoughlin for her service to the club during 2019, and congratulates Therese O’Daly on becoming the 2020 Lady Captain. 

MANAGEMENT AGM - The overall club AGM, the “management AGM” , will take place on Sunday the 1st of December in the clubhouse at 5pm. Members are welcome to put motions forward for the AGM, proposal slips are available below the main noticeboard in the front hall. Motions must be available for viewing on the noticeboard for at least up 14 days prior to the AGM.

RESULTS - The third of the series of Winter League 18 hole Stableford took place on Sunday the 17th of November. 
The top spots went to Padraig O’Connell,Owen Garvin and Liam Mullaney respectively, with Lorcan Egan winning the gross. 
The Winter League continues over the next 2 Sundays.


Sunday, November 10, 2019

Update 11th November


KING HARMON CUP - Padraic O’Connell continued his good run of form in this years King Harmon Cup ; having been the first man through to the semi-finals, he is now the first man in the final, overcoming Gerry Carty in their match. The second semi-final of Sean Heslin versus Michael McHale takes place this coming week.

RESULTS - The first of the series of Winter League 18 hole Stableford took place on Sunday the 3rd of November. Liam Mullaney claimed top spot with 38 points on countback ahead of Lorcan Egan and Sean Heslin who took 2nd place and best gross respectively, with Tommy King coming 3rd.
The second round was played the following Sunday, the 10th. In first place was Gary Carty with 38 points, his gross score being a remarkable 4 over par in some extremely cold and windy conditions. Paul Connolly came 2nd , Padraic O’Connell 3rd, and Michael Simon had the best gross. The Winter League continues over the next 3 Sunday’s with prizes for each day as well as for the league title itself.

CONDOLENCES - The club expresses their sincere condolences to the Perry family on their recent bereavement.

UPCOMING AGMs - The ladies’ AGM takes place on Sunday the 17th of November. The overall club AGM, the “management AGM”, will take place on Sunday the 1st of December. The meetings take place in the clubhouse at 5pm on the relevant dates. Members are welcome to put motions forward for the AGMs, proposal slips are available below the main noticeboard in the front hall. Motions must be available for viewing on the noticeboard for at least up 14 days prior to the relevant AGM.

MENS’ AGM - The mens AGM took place on Sunday the 10th of November, chaired by 2019 men’s captain, Seamus Gallagher. The following committee was elected for 2020 - Captain- Lorcan Egan, President - Padraic O’Connell, Secretary - Brendan Gaffney, Treasurer- Liam Mullaney, Handicap Secretary - Michael Rush, Competition Secretary - Lorcan Egan, PRO - Jonathan Egan, Committee Members - Vincent Egan, Willie Tiernan, Paul Connolly, Michael Simon, Jim Mooney, Pat Conroy.
The committee extends its thanks to Seamus Gallagher for his service to the club during 2019, and congratulates Lorcan Egan, who will be the youngest men’s captain in at least the past 20 years.