Sunday, February 11, 2024

Update 12th February

 FIXTURES - The Spring League is well and truly underway with the 2nd round ( in "Shambles" format) being played at the time of writing.

The winning team for Round 1  was the pairing of Susan O'Mahoney and Mary O' Hara followed in second place by Moira Egan and Tish Perry. Lee McKillen and Noel McKenna salvaged something from Round 1 for the men of the club by coming third.

Round 3 takes place from the 17th to the 25th in Betterball format. If your Team are unable to complete any round due to other commitments that round can still be played before the 25th of February.

 

CAPTAINS DRIVE IN - The Captains Drive In marks the official start of the golfing year in the club. This years event will take place on Sunday the 10th of March. Please come along to show your support for this year's office-holders - Mens' Captain Mark Whelan and Lady Captain Aisling Gaughran.

 

MEMBERSHIP FEES -  Membership fees are now due.  A full list of the fees and payment arrangements are available on boylegolfclub.com.

 

If paying by bank transfer, our IBAN is IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700 , please put your name in the narrative so we know who has paid.

 

JUNIOR GOLF -Our Junior Golf programme ( including professional lessons) restarts in the club in mid April. We will be releasing full details in a few weeks including registration

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Update 15th January

 9 HOLE COMPETITION 1st to 7th January- 1st Mark Whelan 20 points, 2nd Mark Feehan 19 (placed ahead of Lochlainn Conboy on countback).

KING HARMON - Next Sunday the 21st will hopefully be the day for the deciding match of the 2023 King Harmon Cup. Lorcan Egan and Terry Canning are the final pairing, both having made it through several rounds of "knockout" golf.

MENS CAPTAIN - The club expresses its best wishes to Mark Whelan who will be Men's Captain for 2024.

CONDOLENCES - The club expresses its sincere condolences to the family and many friends of the late Michael Costello who was a member for several decades. Michael, who was still playing in his Sunday Fourball well into his 80s, was renowned for his friendly and courteous manner to all he encountered in the club and will be greatly missed.

MEMBERSHIP FEES -  Membership fees are now due.  A full list of the fees and payment arrangements available now on boylegolfclub.com.

If paying by bank transfer, our IBAN is IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700, please put your name in the narrative so we know who has paid.


Sunday, May 21, 2023

Update 22nd May

INTERCLUBS -  Hard luck to Aisling Gaughran's Challenge Cup team who were beaten by Strokestown on Friday the 12th. Most of this team had little or no interclub match experience before and they acquitted themselves very respectably, with one game won at home, another halved and one opponent brought to the 18th in Strokestown. The team were: Michelle Quinn and Therese O'Daly at home in Boyle and Catherine Roddy, Kathleen Candon, and Fiona Keenan away in Strokestown. We wish the best of luck to Strokestown in the next round.

Next up are our Seniors' Team, captained by Michael Simon who are taking on Enniscrone Golf Club in the Fred Perry Cup next Friday the 26th.


FIXTURES -  The new date for the Committee Cup will be announced soon. The men's mid-week competition continues every Thursday.

Next weekend, on the 27th and 28th, the men will compete for the Bart Moran Cup.


JUNIOR GOLF - Just a reminder that our Junior Lessons are continuing for the next few weeks. The 8th and 9th holes will be closed from 12-1 on the Saturdays that the lessons are taking place so please ensure you have played through the 8th tee by 12 noon if playing on a Saturday morning.


INDIVIDUAL GOLF LESSONS - Golf professional Enda Murphy will be available for the next few Saturdays directly after the Junior Lessons at 1pm for individual lessons if anyone wishes to book one. He can be contacted at (085) 273 3730


LADIES "IMPROVERS" - This group continues on Wednesday evenings.


RESULTS - Mens 9 hole Thursday competitions - 4/5/23 1st Brendan Gaffney, 2nd Martin Sweeney, 3rd Pat Conroy. Brendan Gaffney won the 2s club.

11/5/23 1st Lochlainn Conboy 22 points, 2nd Michael O'Dowd 20, 3rd Pat Conroy 19. The 2s club was split between Dessie Murphy and Lochlainn Conboy.


PGA Tankard 18 hole Stableford 13th and 14th May - 1st Michael Simon 37 points,2nd Charlie O'Donnell 36, Gross Lee McKillen, 3rd Paddy McLoughlin 36.


Monday, May 8, 2023

Update 8th May

 VOUCHER - Well done to Jonathan Egan who won this years voucher competition for a "free sub" with a net 63. Lee McKillen also had a nett 63, and just lost out on countback. Lee played the course in 4 over par gross on the day. 

Charlie O'Donnell claimed the gross and Michael Reid was 3rd.


BANK HOLIDAY RUMBLE - 1st Michael McHale, Lochlainn Conboy, Jason Beirne 87 points 2nd Lee McKillen, Noel McKenna, Dessie Murphy 87 3rd Michael Simon , Jim Callery, Michael Reid 86


INTERCLUBS - Hard luck to Shane O'Dowd's Pierce Purcell Tournament team who had an away loss to Strokestown on 7/5/23. Next up from the club on the interclub front are Aisling Gaughran's Challenge Cup team also against Strokestown this coming Friday the 12th. Also in action soon are our teams in the 2nd round of the 9-hole clubs competition and our Seniors team in the Fred Perry Cup.


FIXTURES - Next weekend's competition for the men is the 18 hole Stableford PGA Tankard. The new date for the Committee Cup will be announced soon. The Mens mid week competition continues every Thursday.


JUNIOR GOLF - Just a reminder that our Junior Lessons are continuing for the next few weeks. The 8th and 9th holes will be closed from 12-1 on the Saturdays that the lessons are taking place so please ensure you have played through the 8th tee by 12 noon if playing on a Saturday morning.


INDIVIDUAL GOLF LESSONS - Golf professional Enda Murphy will be available for the next few Saturdays directly after the Junior Lessons at 1pm for individual lessons if anyone wishes to book one. He can be contacted on (085) 273 3730


LADIES "IMPROVERS" - This group continues on Wednesday evenings.


RESULTS - Mens 9 hole Thursday competitions - 27/4/23 1st Michael McHale 19 points, 2nd Jonathan Egan 18, 3rd Noel McKenna 16. No 2s club winner.


CONDOLENCES - The club expresses it's  condolences to Mark Feehan on the death of his father Nicholas.


Sunday, April 23, 2023

Update 24th April

 INTERCLUBS - Well done to Brendan Gaffney's team who had a fine win in the Connacht 9 hole Clubs competition against Strokestown on Saturday the 22nd. Ross Andrew and Lee McKillen won their games in Boyle and the win was secured when Boyle won all 3 of the away games in Strokestown thanks to Lochlainn Conboy, Michael McHale and Terry Canning. Good luck to the team in the next round.

 

JUNIOR GOLF - Just a reminder that our Junior Lessons are continuing for the next few weeks. The 8th and 9th holes will be closed from 12-1 on the Saturdays that the lessons are taking place so please ensure you have played through the 8th tee by 12 noon if playing on a Saturday morning.

 

LADIES "IMPROVERS" - This group resumes next Wednesday evening, the 26th.

 

RESULTS - The results of the first 4 men's 9 hole Thursday competitions of the year are as follows -

20/4/23 1st Shane O'Dowd 18 points, 2nd Lorcan Egan 17, 3rd Charlie O'Donnell 16. No 2s club winner.

13/4/23 1st Michael McHale 22 points, 2nd Lochlainn Conboy 20, 2s club Kevin O'Connor.

5/4/23 1st Lochlainn Conboy 21 points, 2nd Owen Garvin 21, 3rd Michael McHale 21. No 2s club winner.

30/3/23 1st Dessie Murphy 22 points, 2nd Lorcan Egan 21, 3rd Lee McKillen 19 points. No 2s returned.

18 Hole Stableford 16/4/23 - 1st Dessie Murphy 41 points, 2nd Martin Sweeney 40, Gross Prize Lee McKillen, 3rd Frank Flanagan 40.

 

Fourball Betterball (Holmpatrick Cup qualifier) 2/4/23 1st Michael McHale and Lochlainn Conboy 45 points , 2nd David Wynne and Gabriel Lavin 42, 3rd Cillian Doyle and Liam Whyte 40.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Update 17th April

FIXTURE LIST - We are now well and truly in golf season, the Mens Thursday Competitions have recommenced, our first Friday evening social Scramble was held recently, and one of our most sought after prizes of the year is up for grabs next week in the "Voucher" competition on Sunday the 23rd of April. The winner of this competition is entitled to free membership for the year - but - this prize can only be claimed by someone whose membership is paid up for the year (or in "good standing" for those who pay by monthly debit). Other notable pending fixtures include the Committee Cup on the 7th of May and Presidents Day on the 11th of June.

 

MEMBERSHIP FEES - As next weekend is the "Voucher" competition, membership fees are now very much due. The club reserves the right not to present prizes after this date to those whose memberships are not current. A full list of the fees and payment arrangements is available on boylegolfclub.com.

 

If paying by bank transfer, our IBAN is IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700 , please put your name in the narrative so we know who has paid.

 

INTERCLUBS - Boyle are playing in our first interclub match of the year against Strokestown GC next Saturday the 22nd at 2 o’clock. The tournament is the Connaught 9 hole Club. Brendan Gaffney is the team captain so if you would like to be considered for the team please make contact with Brendan.

 

JUNIOR GOLF - Saturday the 15th of April saw the restart of Junior Golf in the club with our PGA professional Enda giving the first of 6 lessons to some very enthusiastic kids.  The 8th and 9th holes will be closed from 12-1 on the Saturdays that the lessons are taking place so please ensure you have played through the 8th tee by 12 if playing on a Saturday morning.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Update 20th March

 JUNIOR GOLF REGISTRATION - Boyle Golf Club is running a course of 6 weekly lessons for primary school children, led by a teaching golf professional. Participants must be 8 years old by 1/7/23. Equipment provided. The lessons will be from 12-1 on a Saturday with a provisional start date of April 15. Places will be very limited as we have a small pool of volunteers. Price will be 50 euro for one child, 30 for any further children from the same family. Please indicate your interest by emailing boylegolfclub9@gmail.com with your child's name, address, date of birth and a parents name and phone number.

 

FIXTURES - The Boyle round of the Holmpatrick Cup will be competed for by the mens' club on the weekend of the 25th and 26th of March.

The all-island fourball betterball competition, which raises funds for the National Council of the Blind for Ireland, sees participating golf clubs hold a qualifying tournament, with the winners going forward to the county final. The county final victors then proceed to the provincial final, with four provincial champs then playing off for the Holmpatrick Cup at St. Andrews in Scotland.