Sunday, June 6, 2021

Update 7th June


FIXTURES- There are 2 cups up for grabs for the men in the next 2 weeks. The King Cup 18 hole Stableford takes place next Sunday the 13th, with the Drumderrig Cup 18 hole Stroke competition scheduled for the following Sunday the 20th of June. The ladies compete for the Jumble Cup this coming week and also compete for the Drunderrig Cup on the 20th.

RESULTS- Lorcan Egan and Mark Feehan were the winning team in the Boyle round of the Holmpatrick Cup. Congratulations especially to Mark on his first time in the winner's enclosure. They now go on to represent the club in the area final.
In the ladies section, Tish Perry was the winner of the PGA Tankard competition.
Seamus Gallagher won the men’s Thursday competition, with 32 net.

CLUB DRAW- May winners - 1st Liam Mullaney, 2nd Michael Simon, 3rd Lorcan Egan. First prize each month is 120 euro, 2nd and 3rd are 60 each. Entry envelopes are available at the club notice board, or sign up via online banking for 10 euro per month. The club bank is Bank of Ireland, Boyle, IBAN   IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700 . Please put your name in the narrative as reference.

INTERCLUBS- The men’s section is competing in 3 interclub matches in the last week in June. First up is Liam Whyte’s Pierce Purcell team on the 22nd of June. This competition is open to players with handicaps above 10.5. Paddy McLoughlin’s Seniors also play against Rosses Point on Thursday the 24th. This team is open to members aged over 55. On Sunday the 27th, John McGuinns All Ireland Fourball team compete, yet again versus Rosses Point.Players must be over 30 and have a minimum handicap of 14.5. The team captains will be seeking out people to play on these teams shortly and organising practice rounds in Rosses Point in advance of the matches.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Update 31st May

 FIXTURES- Next Sunday, the 3rd of June, round of the Holmpatrick Cup takes place.

The all-island 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.

RESULTS- Congratulations  to Tadhg Lowe   who won this years Voucher competition with a fantastic 59 nett, with fellow young gunMarc O'Connor taking 2nd with 63.Lorcan Egan had the best gross score and Cillian Conboy came 3rd with 65.

Aisling Gaughran took 1st place in the Ladies Competition with 71 nett, Regina Mcloughlin came 2nd, Patricia Perry claimed the prize for best gross score and Moira Egan was 3rd.

The Captains Drive In 18 hole Stableford was won by David Wynne with 42 points, Jim Suffin was 2nd with 41, John McGuinn claimed the prize for best gross score and Jim Mooney was 3rd with 37 points.

Adam Daly, Conor Hamill and Lee Mckillen took 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Mens 12 hole played on Thursday the 27th.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Update 23rd May

FIXTURES - Next Sunday, the 30th of May is the date for this years Voucher competition. This is the most lucrative prize of the year, as the winner gets their membership fee handed back to them, up to the value of full single membership. To be eligible to win, you must have your membership paid up to date for 2021.

The Holmpatrick Cup takes place on Sunday the 3rd of June.

RESULTS - The golfing year had its traditional start somewhat later than usual when the Captains Drive In event took place on Sunday the 23rd of May.  Captain Jonathan Egan hit the traditional drive up the first which was circulated on video due to the ongoing restrictions on gatherings. The competition itself was played as an 18 hole Stableford, results to follow during the week.

The 18 hole Stableford competition that took place on Sunday the 17/5 was won by Gerry Nerney with 40 points, John McGuinn claimed 2nd place with 38, the prize for best gross score went to Terry Bright and Tommy King came 3rd with 38 points.

Weather conditions meant that no men’s competition was held on Thursday the 20th.

Thursday 13/05 1st Ryan Daly 26 points, 2nd Niall Kearney 25, 3rd Tommy King 25. 2s club - Michael McHale.

CONDOLENCES - to Michael Bannon and Kevin O’Connor on their recent bereavements.

JUNIOR CONVENOR - The role of Junior Convenor in the club is currently vacant. The role entails organising Junior Golf activities in the club such as lessons, competitions, golf camps etc. If any member has an interest in taking on the role please contact Jonathan Egan or any other member of the Management Committee.

GOLF RULE RE ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS - There are a number of piles of cut branches on the peripheries of the playing areas of the course which may occasionally interfere with play. There is usually free relief from these conditions depending on the circumstances. Please check rule 16 in the R and A Rules of Golf for more information.

Monday, May 17, 2021

KING HARMON CUP - The marathon campaign that was 2020 King Harmon Cup match play tournament is almost at a close, a full 9 months after it started. Vincent Egan and Gerry Carty are the last men standing, having been victorious in their respective semi-finals, and will do battle in the final shortly. The King Harmon Cup has been played for in the club since the early 1930s.


BAR - The clubhouse and bar facilities remain closed in adherence to the NPHET guidelines. The next loosening of restrictions of note takes place on Monday the 7th of June when licensed premises are allowed to sell alcohol for consumption outdoors. Whilst the club would very much like to facilitate this, it may prove difficult with current resources. If members are willing to give of their time and skills to get the bar open in a manner that complies with the rules, please contact House Convenor, Vincent Egan. If it is felt that we cannot comply with the guidelines on 7/6/21, the bar may have to stay shut until full indoor service is allowed.


FIXTURES - A full fixtures list for the remainder of 2021 will be published during the coming week. Next Sunday, the 23rd of May sees the “Captain’s Drive-in”, which has always been our traditional start to the golfing year. As we are still not permitted to hold large get-togethers, for this year we will have to forego the traditional bloodsport of all crowding around a nervous Captain trying not to make a hames of the ceremonial drive up the 1st fairway. The Captain would like to reassure members that you will have ample opportunity to see exactly how bad a golfer he is later in the year. The format of the competition will be an 18 hole Stableford.

The following Sunday, the 30th of May is the date for this year's Voucher competition. This is the most lucrative prize of the year, as the winner gets their membership fee handed back to them, up to the value of full single membership. To be eligible to win, you must have your membership paid up to date for 2021.

The Holmpatrick Cup takes place on Sunday the 3rd of June.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Update 10th May

Golf Ireland sent us some welcome correspondence about the resumption of competitive golf. The original plan from the email we received on 29/4 indicated that internal club competitions would resume in early June, but this latest one confirmed that clubs could  resume most competitions from this week, commencing 10/5. V vv Committee members are busy compiling a new fixtures list which we hope to release very shortly.

This week sees some other restrictions removed, the most notable of which are that Non-Members are allowed to play and Fourballs are also permitted again.

Interclub competitions also resume in June and the Connacht branch of Golf Ireland have released a provisional fixture list.

Pending fixtures for the Boyle Mens section include -


10/6/21 Fred Perry Trophy (Seniors)

Boyle VS Co Sligo (Rosses Point)


22/6 Pierce Purcell Cup

Co Sligo VS Boyle


27/6 All Ireland Fourball Competition

Boyle VS Co Sligo




26/7 Jack O’Sullivan Cup

Boyle VS Co Sligo




23/8 Connacht Shield

Boyle VS Castle Dargan




26/9 9 Hole Interclub

Strokestown OR Ballinamore VS Boyle ( Boyle have bye through first round)

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Update 17th January

KING HARMON MATCHPLAY - Although all golf is currently suspended under the National Level 5 restrictions, some of the outstanding matches in the King Harmon Matchplay competition managed to proceed during December. The quarter-final results are as follows - Gerry Carty beat Michael McHale, Lorcan Egan beat Jason Beirne, Lochlainn Conboy was beaten by Vincent Egan. Padraig O’Connell and Martin Daly’s match will be played when the restrictions are relaxed to a degree that permits golf to resume.

CLUB DRAW - Recent winners in the club's monthly fund-raising draw were -  December - 1st Lorcan Egan, 2nd Liam Whyte, 3rd Paddy Nangle.

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. 

AGM.  The AGM of the men's club took place on Sunday the 17th of January at 5 pm.
Due to the ongoing Level 5 restrictions, the meeting took place online via “Zoom”, with a link to participate in the meeting sent out to male members during the week prior to the AGM. The 2021 men’s committee was ratified at the meeting. Notable points from the meeting included that the increase in the men’s membership during the year led to a healthier than expected revenue from the men's competitions. It is hoped to have the overall Club AGM on Sunday the 14th of February. As the current restrictions are very unlikely to have relaxed to a degree permitting large indoor gatherings, it is expected that this meeting will also take place via “Zoom”.

PHOTO - Cormac Boydell from Cork sent the attached photo to us during the week. It shows a gathering of Boyle Golf Club members outside the clubhouse pavilion in 1913, some with their clubs beside them. This picture appears to have been taken at the club's previous location on the Warren side of the town where “The Warren” housing estate is currently located. Cormac’s grandmother Gladys Jameson originated from Abbeytown. We wish to thank Cormac for forwarding us this piece of the club's history from before World War 1.