Sunday, September 25, 2022

Update 26th September

 GOLFER OF THE YEAR - Congratulations to Jim Callery who is the Mens' Golfer of the Year for 2022. Jim played in 21 order of merit competitions during the year and finished within the top places in several of the competitions he played. Pat Conroy ran Jim very close throughout the past few months and only lost out by 6 points at the finish. Ciaran Beirne climbed the ranks strongly in the latter stages but was disadvantaged by only playing 15 events.

 RESULTS - Thursday Competitions - 25/9/22 1st Jonathan Egan 22 points, Brendan Gaffney 20, 3rd Gerry Nerney 20.

 

Michael Simon was the winner of this year's King Cup played over the weekend of the 24th/25th. Michael had 41 points, and second place went to Owen Garvin with 39. Third-placed Ciaran Beirne also had 39.

 

In the competition played over the weekend of the 17th and 18th of September, the 3 top-placed players all had 44 points and their places were decided on countback. First place went to Adam Daly, Gerry Carty came second and Padraig O'Connell

was 3rd, with Gary Carty adding to his ever-growing collection of gross prizes. 

 

FIXTURES - The next few weekends will see our King Harmon qualifiers take place. This is the 90th year of the competition. The King Harmon Cup is the club's main Matchplay tournament and the cup itself has been competed for within the club since 1932, having been donated at that time by Sir Cecil Stafford King-Harmon of Rockingham House. It ranks alongside the Captains and Presidents Prizes as one of the more prestigious prizes on offer during the golfing year. Each Sunday will be played as a separate 18-hole Stableford competition with the leading qualifiers going through to the matchplay rounds.

 

CLUB OUTING - We are hoping to relaunch the annual club outing with a day's golf away in late October or November. More details to follow.

 

AGM DATES - The AGM of the Men's section will be held on Sunday, November 13th. The Ladies section will announce their AGM date shortly.  The overall Club AGM takes place on November 27th. Both meetings will be at 5 pm on the respective dates in the clubhouse.

 

MONTHLY DRAW -   The winners for September were - 1st Ted Hester, 2nd Cillian Doyle , 3rd John and Claire Cryan. Please consider supporting our monthly draw.

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 euros per month

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Update 19th September

GOLFER OF THE YEAR - The order of merit for Golfer of the Year remains very tight as we come into the final stretch. As of the 17th, Pat Conroy was still holding onto the top spot by the tightest of margins over Jim Callery, Pat having 70 points, Jim on 69. Charlie O'Donnell, Pat Brogan, Vincent Egan, Ciaran Beirne, Michael Simon, Adam  Daly, Michael McHale, Tom Kearney, Martin Wynne, Tadhg Lowe and Mark O'Donohoe are all still in the fight if they place well in the last 2 competitions.

RESULTS - Thursday Competitions -

15/9/22 1st Jim Callery 19 points, 2nd  Charlie O'Donnell 18, 3rd Gabriel Lavin

Owen Garvin was the winner of the 18 hole Stableford held on the weekend of the 11th of September with his 38 points beating the in-form Dessie Murphy on countback. Niall O'Donohoe claimed the gross while brother Mark O'Donohoe came 3rd with 37.

FIXTURES - The Mens Thursday Competition continues this week as mentioned above.

Next weekend (the 24th and 25th of September) there will be another 18 hole Stableford for the men.

 INTERCLUB - Hard luck to Niall Kearney's Connacht Shield team who were beaten narrowly (3/2) by a very experienced Tubbercurry Golf Club in the 3rd round of the competition this weekend after 2 fine wins on previous rounds. Thank you to first-time captain and Niall and team for all their efforts and the best of luck to Tubbercurry Golf Club.

CLUB OUTING - We are hoping to relaunch the annual club outing with a days golf away in late October or November. More details to follow.

AGM DATES - The AGM of the Mens section will be held on Sunday November the 13th. The Ladies section will announce their AGM date shortly.  The overall Club AGM takes place on November 27th. Both meetings will be at 5 pm on the respective dates in the clubhouse.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Update 12th September

 GOLFER OF THE YEAR - Following a recent review of the Golfer of the Year competition it was discovered that points had erroneously been awarded on both the Saturday and Sunday of weekend competitions instead of aggregated overall places. As of 10/9/22 Jim Callery is in first place with 69 points, Pat Conroy is in second with 66, Charlie O'Donnell is placed third with 64 points and Vincent Egan is next with 56.

 

RESULTS - Thursday Competitions -

1/9/22 1st Lee McKillen 21 points, 2nd Owen Garvin 21, 3rd Pat Conroy 17. There were no 2s recorded.

8/9/22 1st Martin Sweeney 21 points, 2nd Lee McKillen 21, 3rd Adam Daly 19. Again, there were no 2s recorded, therefore the pot rolls over to next Thursday competition, the 15th.

 The last Thursday competition for this year is scheduled for the 30th of September. We still need sponsors for the 22nd and 30th, so if you are a regular participant in the Thursday competition and have not yet sponsored, please consider doing so.

The leaderboard for the Mens 18 Hole Stableford held on the 3rd and 4th of September had a younger than average age profile with Tadhg Lowe beating Adam Daly on count back, both having had 43 points. Ciaran Beirne took the prize for best gross score and Dessie Murphy came 3rd with 41, just edging out Michael O'Dowd on countback.

 

FIXTURES - The Mens Thursday Competition continues this week as mentioned above.

Next weekend (the 17th and 18th of September) there will be another 18 hole Stableford for the men.

 

INTERCLUBS - Good luck to Niall Kearney's Connacht Shield team who take on Tubbercurry Golf Club in the 3rd round this coming Saturday.

 

AGM DATES - The AGM of the Mens section will be held on Sunday November the 13th. The Ladies section will announce their AGM date shortly.  The overall Club AGM takes place on November 27th. Both meetings will be at 5 pm on the respective dates in the clubhouse.

 

Monday, September 5, 2022

Update 5th September

GOLFER OF THE YEAR - As of the 1st September, the leading contender for Golfer of the Year is still Pat Conroy with 88 points on the order of merit, but only by 7 points now as Charlie O'Donnell has leapfrogged Jim Callery into second place with Jim now lying 3rd with 78. The next 3 contenders are Vincent Egan, CiarĂ¡n Beirne and Mark O'Donohoe with 73, 71 and 71 respectively.

RESULTS - The men played an 18 hole vpar competition on the weekend of the 27th and 28th, which was won by Ciaran Beirne with 5 up, just beating Tadhg Lowe on countback. Charlie O'Donnell was 3rd with 3 up.

FIXTURES - The Mens Thursday Competition continues this week. Sponsors are still sought for the remaining weeks.

Next Sunday the 11th of September there will be an 18 hole stableford for the men.

INTERCLUBS -  : Well done to Niall Kearney's Connacht Shield team who chalked up another win, this time against Swinford Golf Club. Boyle had 3 games at home and 2 away, but were under pressure when they lost one of the home games. Thankfully Shane O'Dowd and Cillian Doyle hit a good run of form playing in Swinford and claimed a win in an away game to cancel the home loss. Boyle went on to win 2 more games at home in Boyle to seal the overall win, thus progressing to the next round of the Connacht Shield tournament.

 

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Update 29th August

GOLFER OF THE YEAR - As of the 27th August, the leading contender for Golfer of the Year is Pat Conroy with 88 points on the order of merit, leading Jim Callery by 10. The next 3 contenders are Charlie O'Donnell, Vincent Egan and Mark O'Donohoe with 66, 65 and 62 respectively.

RESULTS - The winner of the final Ladies Wednesday Scramble of the summer were Marie Wynne, Pauline Feely and Pamela Nutley. The last of the Friday Scrambles for 2022 was also held in the past week and particular congratulations are due to first-time participants Olive Filan and Carmel Beirne who were part of the winning team along with Gabriel Lavin Adrian King.

The winners of the Men's Thursday Competition held on 25/8 were - 1st Gerry Nerney 28 points, Padraic O'Connell 27, Owen Garvin 27. There were no 2s.

The men played an 18 hole vpar competition on the weekend of the 27th and 28th, results to follow.

FIXTURES - The Men's Thursday Competition continues this week. Sponsors are still sought for the remaining weeks.

Next Sunday the 4th of September there will be an 18-hole stableford for the men.

MONTHLY DRAW -   The winners for August were - 1st Geraldine McDermottroe, 2nd Mandy Toolan, 3rd Regina McLoughlin. Please consider supporting our monthly draw.

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 clubs bank account at the following IBAN : IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700.

 

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Update 22nd August

 LADY PRESIDENT'S DAY - Susan O'Mahoney's Lady President's Day was held on Sunday the 21st. The ladies competed for her prize in the usual 18 hole Strokeplay format with the prize-giving taking place in the clubhouse that evening. Susan paid tribute in her speech to all those who had contributed to both the Ladies section and the overall club during the year.

First place this year went to Maura O'Farrell, who was particularly delighted with her win having taken a break from the game for an extended period in recent years.

2nd Kathleen Mahon, Gross Tish Perry, 3rd Joey Mullaney. Past President Moira Egan. Front 9 Catherine Roddy. Back 9 Caroline Carty. Category winners - Therese O Daly, Mandy Toolan, Mary O'Hara.

9 hole Competition - 1st Fiona Keenan, 2nd Carina O'Donnell.

Lady Presidents to the Men - 1st Tom Kearney 45 points, 2nd Tadhg Lowe 43, Gross Ciaran Beirne, 3rd Jim Callery.

 

GOLFER OF THE YEAR - With only a few Order of Merit competitions left for the year, Pat Conroy is standing 10 points clear of 2nd placed Jim Callery on 88 points. Vincent Egan is in 3rd place with 65 points, closely followed by Mark O'Donohoe on 62 and Michael Simon on 61. 

 

RESULTS - Well done to the Lady Presidents Scramble winners who were Denise O'Dowd, Regina McLoughlin and Chris O'Dowd.

The winners of the Mens Thursday Competition held on the 18th were : 

1st Dessie Murphy 28 points,  2nd Martin Sweeney 26, 3rd Liam Mullaney 25.

Cillian Doyle won the 2s club.

 

FIXTURES - This coming Wednesday evening (the 24th) sees the last of the very popular series of Ladies Summer Scrambles.

The Mens Thursday Competition continues as a 12 hole competition this week. Sponsors are still sought for the remaining weeks.

 

INTERCLUBS - Well done to our Connacht Shield team captained by Niall Kearney who had a tight win over our neighbours in Ballaghaderreen Golf Club. Boyle had won 2 of the games at home comfortably and had lost the 2 away games in Ballaghaderreen, so the deciding game was the last one in Boyle where Terry Canning and Charlie O'Donnell were all square after the first 18 holes, thus proceeding to a "sudden death" playoff. Terry and Charlie eventually prevailed after 20 holes of golf, clinching the overall result for Boyle. The team pairings were : 

Adrian King and Brendan Gaffney, Terry Canning and Charlie O'Donnell, Lee McKillen and Lochlainn Conboy, Tom Kearney and Ciaran Beirne, Tadhg Lowe and Cillian Doyle. Best of luck in the next round.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Update 8th August

 CAPTAINS PRIZE - Gabriel Lavin's Captain’s Prize to the men was held on Sunday the 7th of August with a very strong field taking part. The events of the weekend commenced with a very successful and social Captain’s Scramble on Friday evening with presentation afterwards. The Captains Prize to the Ladies was competed for on the previous Monday.

The winner of the men’s Captains Prize was Sean Purcell with both one of the lowest nett scores and also the biggest scoring gap between 1st and 2nd. The presentation of prizes was held shortly after the playoff. Gabriel congratulated all the winners and thanked several members who had contributed to the very successful year the club has been having on all fronts.


RESULTS - CAPTAINS PRIZE - 1st Sean Purcell, 2nd Charlie O'Donnell, Gross Adrian King, 3rd Jason Beirne, 18 nett Vincent Egan, Past Captain Terry Canning, Seniors’ Prize Pat Conroy, Category 0-13 Brendan Gaffney, 14-20 Conor Hamill, 21+ Michael Reid . 1st 9, Lochlainn Conboy 2nd 9 Martin Wynne, 3rd 9 Lorcan Egan,  Visitors’ Prize Fergus O'Beirne.


Captains Scramble - 1st  

Gabriel Lavin, Adrian King, Geraldine McDermottroe


CAPTAINS’ PRIZE TO THE LADIES 1st Aisling Gaughran, 2nd  Susan O'Mahoney Gross Moira Egan 


RESULTS -  Thursday 4/8/22

1st Martin Daly 32 points

2nd Gerry Carty 28 points

3rd Vincent Egan 27 points


Thursday 28/7/22


1st Shane O'Dowd 29

2nd Liam Whyte 28

3rd Owen Garvin 28

2s club was split between Paul Brown and Owen Garvin


Bank Holiday Shambles

1st Adam Daly, Martin Daly, Dessie Murphy, Lee McKillen 158 points

2nd Marc O'Connor, Kevin O'Connor, Michael Keane, Ciaran Beirne 153

3rd Vincent Egan, Jonathan Egan, Lorcan Egan, Paul Brown 151