Sunday, September 9, 2018

Update 10th September


RESULTS -  The three prize-winners in the mens' midweek stableford competition all had 20 points and were only separable by "countback" with Brendan Gaffney taking first place, just edging Tom Kearney and Jim Callery into the runners-up spots.

COUNTY CUP - Well done to our friends and neighbours in Ballaghaderren Golf Club for being the originators and driving force behind the "County Cup". Castlerea were the first winners of the competition which was held on Saturday the 8th in Ballaghaderreen. Boyle Golf Club looks forward to hosting it next year and hope we can do as good a job as Ballaghaderreen did in 2018. Thanks also to the Roscommon Herald for sponsoring the competition.

FIXTURES - The mens' midweek 9 hole stableford will continue for the next few weeks. Sunday competitions for the next few weeks for the men will include an 18 hole strokeplay next Sunday the 16th followed by 18 hole stablefords on the 2 subsequent Sundays.

ARRIVALS- The club extends hearty congratulations to the Smith, Egan and Keenan families who have all had babies in the past few weeks and hopes to see all 3 children making their presence felt in the club in the years to come!



Sunday, September 2, 2018

Update 3rd September


RESULTS - The annual fundraiser for the Boyle Traders took place in the club over the weekend of the 25th and 26th August, played in rumble format. The emphatic winners were the team of Paul Connolly, Michael Bannon, Tommy King and Conor Hamill with a huge score of 123 points, beating the second placed team of  the team of Brendan Gaffney, Mickey Gaffney, Lorcan Egan and Paddy McLoughlin by a full 21 points. The winning ladies team was that of Tish Perry, Susan O'Mahoney, Moira Egan and Claire Cryan.
The mens' mid week 9 hole stableford saw the return of Patrick Egan to winning ways with 20 points, followed by the in-form Ciaran Beirne with 19 points. 
The mens' competition on Sunday the 2nd of September was the King Cup which was won this year by David Wynne with 40 points, just shading out Gerry O'Dowd's 39. Sean Heslin won the prize for best gross score and Tom Kearney came 3rd with 37 points. This competition was kindly sponsored by Tonni's Takeaway, Elphin Street. The club thanks Valentin and Iosif for their support.

INTERCLUBS - Boyle went out of the Connacht Shield to a strong Ballina team. Despite winning all the home matches , the team were unable to get the much sought after away win. The next interclub competition on the horizon is the newly established "County Cup", which will be competed for by the 7 golf clubs in Co Roscommon in Athlone Golf Club in the next few weeks.

Boyle Traders 
1st P. Connolly M. Bannon T. King  C. Hamill 123pts
2nd B. Gaffe M. Gaffe L. Egan P. Mc Loughlin 102pts


Ladies T. Perry S. O Mahoney M. Egan             C. Cryan 99pts


Thursday 9 Hole S /Ford
1st Patrick Egan 20pts
2nd Cairan Beirne 19pts
King Cup 18 Hole S/Ford
1st David Wynne 40pts
2nd Gerry O Dowd 39pts
Gross Sean Heslin
3rd Tom Kearney 37pts 


Monday, August 27, 2018

Update 27th August

RESULTS – It has been a great few weeks for the younger golfers of the club with Lewis Shaw winning the Strokeplay competition held last Sunday the 12th with a great score of 62 nett, followed this week by Ciaran Beirne who had his first big win in the club on Sunday the 19th, claiming the James Shivnan Memorial Cup with an unbeatable 44 points with yet another young golfer, Cillian Doyle, taking second place with 42 points. Well done to all three, who will surely be hard to overlook for places on interclub teams in 2019 if they continue to bring in such strong scores.

Other prizes in the James Shivnan Memorial competition went to Charlie O’Donnell who took the prize for best gross score and Tom Kearney who came 3rd , continuing a recent run of form, as he was also the winner of the 12 hole Stableford competition held on Thursday the 16th with 28 points, beating Michael Simon and Lorcan Egan in to 2nd and 3rd respectively, all 3 having 28 points and separated only on “countback”.

We were gratified to note a strong turn out for the competition in memory of James Shivnan and we wish to thank all those friends of James who travelled from other clubs to take part

FIXTURES – The competition next weekend is our annual fundraiser for the Boyle Town Traders played in 4 ball Shambles format, with 2 scores to count per hole on the front 9 holes and 3 per hole on the back 9. The mens’ Thursday competition reverts from 12 holes to 9 from this week.

INTERCLUB – Good luck to our Connacht Shield team who take on Ballina Golf Club this week in the second round.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Update 19th August


RESULTS - It has been a great few weeks for the younger golfers of the club with Lewis Shaw winning the Strokeplay competition held last Sunday the 12th with a great score of 62 nett, followed this week by Ciaran Beirne who had his first big win in the club on Sunday the 19th, claiming the James Shivnan Memorial Cup with an unbeatable 44 points with yet another young golfer, Cillian Doyle, taking second place with 42 points. Well done to all three, who will surely be hard to overlook for places on interclub teams in 2019 if they continue to bring in such strong scores.
Other prizes in the James Shivnan Memorial competition went to Charlie O'Donnell who took the prize for best gross score and Tom Kearney who came 3rd , continuing a recent run of form, as he was also the winner of the 12 hole Stableford competition held on Thursday the 16th with 28 points, beating Michael Simon and Lorcan Egan in to 2nd and 3rd respectively, all 3 having 28 points and separated only on "countback".
We were gratified to note a strong turn out for the competition in memory of James Shivnan and we wish to thank all those friends of James who travelled from other clubs to take part

FIXTURES - The competition next weekend is our annual fundraiser for the Boyle Town Traders played in 4 ball Shambles format, with 2 scores to count per hole on the front 9 holes and 3 per hole on the back 9. The mens' Thursday competition reverts from 12 holes to 9 from this week.

INTERCLUB - Good luck to our Connacht Shield team who take on Ballina Golf Club this week in the second round.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Update 13th August


RESULTS - A fundraiser competition for the club was played over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. The winning team was that of Ross Andrew, Tommy King and Eamonn Perry with a fine score of 102 points, just pipping the second placed team on countback. In second were Pat Conroy, Michael Rush and Tom Kearney. Michael and Tom also featured on the third placed team in their their other appearance in the competition, this time accompanied by Sean McLoughlin.
Countback was a popular method of deciding competitions in the club in the last while with the the three top scorers in the Mens 12 Hole Stableford held on Thursday the 9th all having 27 points. The winner was Paul Connolly, beating Owen Garvin and Michael Simon in to 2nd and 3rd respectively.

INTERCLUB - Well done to the men's Connacht Shield team who beat neighbours Ballaghaderreen in a closely fought first round match. Credit is especially due to Patrick Egan and Terry Canning who secured the all important away win in Ballaghaderreen. The team is captained by Lorcan Egan and they now face Ballina in the second round.

CLUB FOURSOMES - The club's Foursome Matchplay competition concluded during the week. Congratulations to Vincent Egan and Tom Kearney who edged out Patrick Egan and Padraig O'Connell in the final.

JAMES SHIVNAN MEMORIAL CUP - Our annual competition to commemorate James takes place next Sunday. It is an open competition for a perpetual trophy played as an 18 hole Stableford. Online booking is available at boylegolfclub.com , entry fees are 10 euro for members, 15 for visitors.


Sunday, July 29, 2018

Update 30th July


CAPTAINS PRIZE 2018 - Well done to Brendan Gaffney who is the winner of the Captains Prize for 2018. Padraig O'Connell made a valiant effort to thwart Brendan's attempt at a third Captains Prize, having been 3 shots behind him going into the 9 hole play off and closing the gap to 1.5 shots, but it was not to be. Brendan was presented with his prize by the captain, Terry Canning, in a presentation in the clubhouse on Sunday night. It was great to see both a strong turnout on the day and a number of new faces playing in their first Captains Prize.
Brendan Gaffney, winner of the Captain's Prize 2018, receiving his prize from Terry Canning. Pic - Peter Leydon


The other prize winners were as follows - Best Gross Score- Charlie O'Donnell , 3rd - Tom Kearney, 18 nett - Pat Conroy, Past Captain - Jim Mooney, Seniors Prize - Vincent Egan , Category 0-15 - Michael Simon, Category 16-20 - Kevin O'Connor, Category 21-28 - Tommy King, First Nine - Sean Heslin, Second Nine - Lewis Shaw, Third Nine - Michael Gilmartin, Student Prize - Cillian Doyle. 

CAPTAINS PRIZE TO THE LADIES - 1st - Mary O'Hara, 2nd - Susan O'Mahoney, Best Gross - Liz Dwyer, 3rd - Ruth Hogg.

MENS MIDWEEK COMPETITION - The winner of the men's mid week competition on Thursday the 26th  was the evergreen Ted Hester. Ted employed his wealth of golfing experience to bring in a fine score of 28 points and thus become the appreciative owner of a bottle of Hennessy.

INTERCLUB - The men of Boyle Golf Club take on neighbours Ballaghaderreen on the Monday of the bank holiday weekend. The captain of the team this year is Lorcan Egan and he asks that anyone interested in being considered for selection to get in contact with him during the coming week.


Sunday, July 22, 2018

Update 22nd July


LADY CAPTAINS PRIZE - Mary O'Hara was the winner of this years Lady Captains Prize, played on Sunday the 15th of July. Mary and the other prize winners were presented with their prizes by this years Lady Captain, Marie Hanmore-Cawley at a presentation in the clubhouse that evening. The list of winners is as follows - 1st - Mary O'Hara, 2nd - Peggy Feely, Best Gross Score - Liz Dwyer, 3rd, Carmel McGarry, Category A- Tish Perry, Category B-Mandy Toolan, Category C - Geraldine McDermottroe, Pats Captain - Kathleen Candon, Front Nine - Moira Egan, Back Nine- Ruth Hogg, Best Visitor- Margaret Cox, 9 hole competition - Criona O 'Donnell.
LADY CAPTAINS PRIZE TO THE MEN - 1st - Vincent Egan 38 points, 2nd - Eamonn Perry 37 points, Best Gross Score - Charlie O'Donnell, 3rd - Tom Kearney.
MENS MIDWEEK COMPETITION - The 12 hole stableford played on Thursday the 19th was won by Gerry Carty with 29 points, in second was Tom Kearney with 28 and back in the winners enclosure after a few months absence was Cillian Doyle, taking third place with 27 points. The "2s club" was won by Gerry Carty.
INTERCLUB - The men of the club recorded a good win over Ballinamore in the first round of this years Jack O'Sullivan Trophy. The team is ably captained by Charlie O'Donnell.
JAMES SHIVNAN MEMORIAL CUP - James Shivnan was a very popular member of Boyle Golf Club and since his untimely passing we have played an annual competition for a perpetual trophy in his honour. This years competition will be an 18 hole stableford taking place on Sunday the 19th of August with an entry fee of 10 euro for members and 15 euro for visitors. Online booking is available at www.boylegolfclub.com.
CAPTAINS PRIZE -The biggest event of the year for the male golfers of the club is almost upon us with Terry Canning's Captain's Prize for 2018 taking place on Sunday the 29th of July. The competition will consist of an 18 hole strokeplay, with the best scorers qualifying for a 9 hole play-off later that evening with presentation of prizes taking place shortly after the end of the play-off. Online booking has opened for this competition with several of the earlier tee-times reserved already.



(CAPTION FOR ATTACHED PHOTO - " Winner of the Lady Captains Prize 2018, Mary O'Hara, receiving her prize from Marie Hanmore-Cawley" Pic - Fiona Keenan)