Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Update 28th September

The rescheduled Boyle Motor Works Cup took place last Sunday. The winners came from the final group of the day, with Brendan Gaffney & Susan O’Mahoney’s score of 62.5 pipping the pairing of Ross Andrew and Marie Hanmore-Cawley by half a shot. In third place was the combination of Patrick Egan and Claire Cryan with 66. 
A club outing to New Forest Golf Club was held last Saturday. The top three players all recorded the same score of 32pts, with Paul Connolly emerging the winner on a countback. Vincent Egan and Ross Andrew took second and third prizes respectively while the ladies prize was won by Liz Dwyer. Thanks to Michael Rush for arranging the outing. 
Last week’s weekly 9 hole stableford was won by Michael Rush with 22pts. In second place was Terry Canning with 21pts.

Presentations were made on Sunday evening to prizewinners of a number of different competitions. In addition to those competitions detailed above, prizes were awarded for the Golfer of the Year and the King Harmon Cup. Similar to McIlroy picking up two trophies in Atlanta at the weekend, it was experienced golfer Seamus Gallagher who was the recipient of these two pieces of silverware at Knockadoobrusna on Sunday evening! Both accolades recognise consistent quality play over the course of the season. The runner up in the King Harmon matchplay was Seamus’ club foursomes partner Jonathan Egan. In the race for Golfer of the Year, Seamus held off the challenge of former title holder Gary Carty, and that of Sean Heslin, who finished in second and third place. Congratulations to Seamus on a very successful golfing year. 

Club Draw
July – Winner Liz & Jimmy Dwyer €80
Runners up – Martin Higgins & Marie/Seamus Gallagher €40 each.
August – Winner Harry & Marie Wynne €80
Runners up – Mary McKeon & Ross Andrew €40 each.
September – Winner Claire & John Cryan €80
Runners up Martin Higgins & Margaret Egan €40 each.

This weekend (Fri-Sun) the Drumderrig House Cup will take place. The format is a 3 ball shambles. See club noticeboard for full details. Thanks to Paula and staff at Drumderrig for their support of the event. 
Also, the weekly 9 hole singles stableford continues this week (Mon-Sat).
Looking further ahead, the Winter League will commence the weekend after next. Teams will comprise of six players each, and the competition will be played using Ryder Cup format. See the club noticeboard for full details. A sign up sheet is also available there. 
And Finally
Good luck to Boyle GAA and their senior football team who play in the county semi-final on Sunday against St Brigid's.  

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