Sunday, December 2, 2018

update 3rd December


Sean Heslin and Tom Kearney have developed a virtual monopoly on 1st and 2nd place in the mens' competitions recently and so it proved again this Sunday the 2nd of December. In this week's 18 hole competition, they both had 40 points, with Sean just shading it on countback. Paul Connolly came 3rd with 37 points and Patrick Egan had the best gross score.

Next Sunday's competition is another 18 hole stableford with the club's Christmas Bonanza competition taking place on the following Sunday, 16th of December. This is a very social event and is much looked forward to every year - partly because every participant gets a prize! So if you haven't had the joy of walking up to receive a prize in 2018, this might be your last chance (even if it is only a selection box).

The overall club AGM was held in the clubhouse on Sunday the 2nd with the  following elected as officers for the management committee for 2019.
Chairman (and mens' captain) - Seamus Gallagher,
Honorary Treasurer - Paul Connolly,
Greens Convenor - Willie Tiernan,
Junior Convenor - Brendan Gaffney,
House Convenor - Vincent Egan,
Childrens Liaison Officer - Jim Mooney.

A number of officers of the mens' and ladies' committees are automatically appointed to the management committee including the outgoing mens and ladies captains , Terry Canning and Marie Hanmore-Cawley, the incoming lady captain, Regina McLoughlin and the mens and ladies competitions secretaries , Lorcan Egan and Mary O'Hara. The following will serve as ordinary management committee members - Patrick Egan, Jonathan Egan, Sean Heslin (also men's president), Liam Mullaney, Gerry O'Hara, Michael Simon, Susan O'Mahoney, Liz Dwyer and Mandy Toolan.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Update 26th November


RESULTS 
 Tom Kearney continued his exceptional run of form by winning the 18 hole stableford competition played on Sunday the 25th of November . Tom had 40 points, with Sean Heslin's 38  and Pat Conroy's 37 taking the second and third places. Charlie O'Donnell made a return to winning ways by claiming the best gross score with 36 points. 

The 18 hole stableford played on Sunday the 18th was won by Sean Heslin by 37 points, separated only from Gerry Carty's 37 by "countback". Tom Kearney's 36 points was good enough for third place.

UPCOMING 
Next Sunday's mens' competition will be an 18 hole stableford. The overall club AGM also takes place the same Sunday, the 2nd of December , in the clubhouse at 5 pm and the other significant event on the horizon is the Christmas Bonanza competition for both men and ladies which takes place on the 16th of December.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Update 19th November


LADIES AGM - The AGM of the ladies section of the club was held on Sunday the 18th of November. Regina McLoughlin is the incoming Lady Captain for 2019 and her committee will comprise of : Hon Secretary - Moira Egan, Handicap Secretary - Susan O'Mahony , Competition Secretary - Mary O'Hara, Treasurer - Liz Dwyer, with the following serving as ordinary committee members : Fiona Keenan, Therese O'Daly, Tish Perry and Marie Hanmore-Cawley. Geraldine McDermottroe will be Lady President for 2019. The overall club AGM takes place on the 2nd of December at 5 pm in the clubhouse.

KING HARMON TROPHY - This years King Harmon Trophy has been won in fine style by Mark Whelan, who faced a very formidable opponent in the final, mens' captain Terry Canning. Although Mark has been playing golf for a few years now, this was his first year as a member of Boyle Golf Club and he will be the envy of many who have spent decades trying to win the singles matchplay tournament. The only downside for our new winner is that the annual handicap review happens shortly and rumour has it that he's first for the chop! Well done Mark.

FIXTURES - The competition next Sunday the 25th will be an 18 hole stableford. Our weekly 9 nine hole winter competition continues  this week and can be played Monday to Saturday. Other upcoming competitions include the ever popular Christmas Bonanza on Sunday the 16th of December.

RESULTS - An 18 hole stableford was played on Sunday the 18th, result will follow next week.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Update 11th November

RESULTS - The 18 hole stableford played on Sunday the 6th of November was won by Brendan Gaffney with a fine score of 43 points, Patrick Egan was second with 40 points, Terry Bright claimed the gross with 37 points and Tom Kearney was third with 38 points. Another 18 hole stableford was played on the following Sunday, the 11th , and the winner on this occasion was Dave Purser with 40 points, beating the 37 points of Michael Rush in to second place. Lorcan Egan took the gross with 37 points and Sean Heslin was third with 36 points.

FIXTURES - Our winter 9 hole competition continues this week and can be played any day from Monday to Saturday with unlimited re-entry also available. The competition for Sunday the 18th will be an 18 hole stableford.

KING HARMON - The King Harmon matchplay competition is almost at an end for 2018 with just two men left standing - outgoing captain Terry Canning and new member Mark Whelan. Both men have claimed some notable scalps on their way through the tournament, but only one man will see his name engraved on to the base of the King Harmon Cup for this year. The tournament has been a fixture for several decades within the club and is one of the most sought after prizes of the golfing year in Boyle. 

MENS AGM - The AGM of the mens club was held on Sunday the 11th. Captain Terry Canning thanked his committee for their support during 2018 and also thanked the men who had volunteered in any capacity for the club during the year and also those involved with interclub teams. He was happy to note that the construction of the new shed had gone well and was expected to be concluded in the coming weeks. He wished every success to the incoming mens' captain for 2019, Seamus Gallagher.
Martin Wynne's report as Secretary included thanks for the support he had received from Terry and also some of the other officers of the men's club during the year, particularly from Michael Rush in his capacity as Competition Secretary. He noted that Michael Rush had made a very successful change to the sponsoring of Sunday competitions this year which involved local businesses who had traditionally contributed sponsorship to the clubs Open Week to instead sponsor a particular Sunday during the year, thus ensuring good local media mentions for these businesses throughout the year.
The meeting agreed to enter the same number of interclub competitions in 2019 as in 2018. On a related note Vincent Egan proposed that interclub team captains undertake responsibility for co-ordinating the catering on the day of a match. This motion was carried.There was a discussion about the proposed merger of the ILGU and the GUI and the changes this may entail within the club. 
The following comprise the officers of the mens' committee for 2019 : - President- Sean Heslin, Captain - Seamus Gallagher, Secretary - Jim Mooney, Competition Secretary - Lorcan Egan, Handicap Secretary - Gerry O'Hara, Treasurer - Liam Mullaney, Communications - Jonathan Egan. The ordinary committee members are Willie Tiernan, Brendan Gaffney, Pat Conroy, Terry Canning, Patrick Egan, Vincent Egan, Paul Connolly, Gary Carty, Shane Loftus, Shane O'Dowd, Michael Simon and Tommy King.

LADIES AGM - The AGM of the ladies' section takes place in the clubhouse at 5 pm next Sunday the 18th of November. 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Update 5th November

The Drumderrig Cup was played over the October Bank Holiday Weekend in perfect conditions both underfoot and overhead. The winning team this year comprised of Lorcan Egan, Cillian Doyle, Jonathan Egan and Paddy McLoughlin with 103 points. In second place were Brendan Gaffney, Sean Heslin, Vincent Egan and John Cryan with 98 points, and third place went to Terry Bright, Martin Wynne, David Wynne and Owen Garvin with 96 points. Thanks again to Paula Cull for her generous sponsorship of this competition.

The King Harmon matchplay is well underway with the and the field has been narrowed to the four semi-finalists. Mark Whelan continued a recent run of form with a good win over a strong opponent in his quarter-final and will be playing his semi-final against Brendan Gaffney. The other semi-final will be played between Terry Canning and Liam Mullaney. The two semi-finals are to be played this week with the final the following week.

The winter 9 hole competition continues this week and can be played any day from Monday to Saturday. Owen Garvin was the winner in the week before Halloween with 21 points.

The competition on Sunday the 4th of November was an 18 hole Stableford sponsored by Ivan Keaney Photography, Bridge Street, Carrick on Shannon. Results to follow next week. Thanks again to Ivan Keaney for his sponsorship.

The mens’ competition next Sunday the 11th of November is an 18 hole stableford.
The mens’ WhatsApp group has been temporarily taken down. It will be relaunched again in the coming weeks when a few adjustments have been made.

The mens club AGM takes place on Sunday the 11th of November at 5pm, with the overall club AGM taking place on Sunday the 2nd of December, also at 5 pm.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Update 5th November


The Drumderrig Cup was played over the October Bank Holiday Weekend in perfect conditions both underfoot and overhead. The winning team this year comprised of Lorcan Egan, Cillian Doyle, Jonathan Egan and Paddy McLoughlin with 103 points. In second place were Brendan Gaffney, Sean Heslin, Vincent Egan and John Cryan with 98 points, and third place went to Terry Bright, Martin Wynne, David Wynne and Owen Garvin with 96 points. Thanks again to Paula Cull for her generous sponsorship of this competition.

The King Harmon matchplay is well underway with the and the field has been narrowed to the four semi-finalists. Mark Whelan continued a recent run of form with a good win over a strong opponent in his quarter-final and will be playing his semi-final against Brendan Gaffney. The other semi-final will be played between Terry Canning and Liam Mullaney. The two semi-finals are to be played this week with the final the following week.

The winter 9 hole competition continues this week and can be played any day from Monday to Saturday. Owen Garvin was the winner in the week before Halloween with 21 points.


The competition on Sunday the 4th of November was an 18 hole Stableford sponsored by Ivan Keaney Photography, Bridge Street, Carrick on Shannon. Results to follow next week. Thanks again to Ivan Keaney for his sponsorship.


The mens' competition next Sunday the 11th of November is an 18 hole stableford.

The mens' WhatsApp group has been temporarily taken down. It will be relaunched again in the coming weeks when a few adjustments have been made.


The mens club AGM takes place on Sunday the 11th of November at 5pm, with the overall club AGM taking place on Sunday the 2nd of December, also at 5 pm.


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Update 22nd October


RESULTS - David Wynne was the winner of the 18 hole Stableford competition played on the weekend of the 20th of October with 41 points. Second place went to Captain Terry Canning  with 40 points and Paul Connolly took the third spot with 37 points. Patrick Egan claimed the prize for best gross score.
This competition doubled up as the final of the qualifying rounds for the King Harmon matchplay competition and the final 8 have now been decided on as well as the "match-ups". This is where proceedings become interesting, with 3 rounds of "knockout" matchplay. The quarter-finals will consist of the following matches : Sean Heslin vs Mark Whelan,  David Wynne vs Liam Mullaney, Terry Canning vs Paul Connolly, Brendan Gaffney vs Dave Purser. Well done to new member Mark Whelan on continuing to put together some solid rounds of golf and making the knockout rounds. These matches can be played any day of the week but have to be completed before Monday the 5th of November, otherwise a coin toss will decide any unplayed matches. The semi-finals will be played within the following week and the final the week after that.
Our Winter 9 hole competition is proving very popular. The winners of the first 3 weeks are , respectively, Charlie O'Donnell, Michael Rush and Liam Mullaney.

FIXTURES - The competition for the Bank Holiday Weekend is the "Drumderrig Cup" which will be played as a Fourball Shambles. Many thanks to Paula Cull of Drumderrig Nursing Home for sponsoring. The competition can be played on the Saturday, Sunday or Monday and can be re-entered if desired.
The mens' Winter 9 hole is ongoing on a weekly basis and can be played any day from Monday to Saturday.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - The AGM for the mens' section takes place on Sunday the 11th of November at 5 pm in the clubhouse.



(CAPTION FOR ATTACHED  PHOTO - "CAPTAIN TERRY CANNING PRESENTS TOM KEARNEY WITH THE "GOLFER OF THE YEAR" TROPHY FOR 2018")