Monday, July 3, 2017

Update 3rd July

The following are the results of the Fore Club Alliance sIngles stableford competition held last weekend: 
Men: 1st Michael Simon 39pts, 2nd Jim Dwyer 39pts, 3rd Owen Garvin 38pts. 
Ladies: 1st Ann Neary (Strokestown), 2nd Peggy Feely, 3rd Ruth Hogg.

The Ladies Australian Spoons competition results from last Tuesday: 
1st Mary O Hara & Carmel McGarry, 2nd Liz Dwyer & Regina McLoughlin, 3rd Peggy Feely & Moira Egan.

The Men's 12 Hole S/Ford was won by Club Captain Gerry O'Hara 29pts. The runner up was Paul Connolly.

Monday (July 3rd) sees the start of Open Week and the competitions are as follows: 
Monday 3rd Ladies & Gent's 9 Hole Stroke
Tuesday Ladies Gala Day 18 Hole S/Ford - Gent's 9 Hole S/Ford  Wednesday 18 Hole Scotch Mixed Foursomes
Thursday Gent's 18 Hole Stroke - Ladies 9 Hole S/Ford 
Friday Ladies & Gents 9 Hole S/Ford
Saturday 18 Hole Fourball Betterball  
Sunday Ladies & Gent's 18 Hole Stroke
The Club would like to thank all our sponsors for Open Week & competitions throughout the Year.

Junior Golf
There will be a Junior Skills Challenge on Saturday morning which will take place at 11am followed by the presentation of prizes.

Interclub Golf
The Ladies Junior Foursomes team take on Ballinasloe in the Connacht Semi Final this Saturday 8th July. On the same day the men's Junior Cup tea travel to Westport to compete in the North Zone qualifier with the top 8 team progressing to Sunday's matchplay. Best of luck to both teams.

Upcoming Event
The James Shivnan Memorial Golf Challenge in Aid of Mayo/Roscommon Palliative Care will take place at Boyle Golf Club on Saturday 15th July.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Update 26th June

Boyle Golf Club's June Monthly Medal took place on Sunday last. 
Many thanks to Surprises Giftware/ Better Buy Boyle who kindly sponsored the competition. The results were as follows: 1st Eamon Perry (20) 65, 2nd Liam Whyte (13) 66, Gross Sean Heslin 78, 3rd Jim Dwyer (19) 67. 

The Ladies Australian Spoons Scotch Foursomes competition takes place on Tuesday 27th, the men's 12 Hole sableford is on Thursday 29th and next Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd is the Fore Club Alliance 18 Hole S/Ford. Players from the other Fore Alliance Clubs - Ballaghaderreen, Ballyhaunis, Castlerea & Strokestown are all invited to play. Thanks to the Roscommon Herald for their continued support of the competition.

Club Matchplay
Congratulations to Paul Connolly & Cian Smith who booked their place in the final of the Club Foursomes Trophy and now await the winners of the other semi-final between Sean Heslin/ Michael Rush and Jim Dwyer/ Liam Whyte.

Junior Golf
The Junior Golf Lessons will take place as usual on Saturday Morning at 11am. Newcomers always welcome.
This year's series of lessons for juniors with a PGA Professional has been provisionally set to commence on the evening of Wednesday 12th July. More details to follow.  

Course Drainage Work
This week will see the completion of the drainage work on the course and the new practice area. Thanks to Niall Foran and his team for the very professional way the in which the work was carried out.Thank you to all who were involved on the Lottery Fund Committee & the Course Committee. All their hard work is much appreciated.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Update 5th June

Congratulations to our Lady Captain Mary O'Hara who won the President’s Prize to Ladies on Sunday with a score of 72, in second place was Tish Perry with 72, the gross was won by Peggy Feely and third place went to Susan O'Mahoney with 73. In the men’s 18 hole s/ford well done to Sean Heslin who won with a score of 43pts, in second place was Kevin O'Connor with 42pts, the gross went to Gary Carty with 74 and in third place was Vincent Egan with 41pts.

In other competition news, congratulations to our Ladies Junior Foursomes team who beat Ballaghaderreen to book their place in the Connacht Semi Final.

Next Sunday 11th June we have the 2nd Major of the Year, the President’s Prize hosted by Seamus Gallagher. The Club would like to take this opportunity to wish Seamus the best of luck next Sunday.
Sports Capital Program

The course will remain closed from Tuesday – Friday while the drainage work continues but will re-open on Friday evening at 6pm for the President’s Scramble with the draw at 6.30pm.

Club Matchplay
In the Club Foursomes Matchplay, Sean Heslin & Michael Rush are the first pair to book their place in the semi final and all other matches to be played must be completed by Sat 17th June.

Junior Golf
Junior golf continues on Saturday at 11am. This week's session will include some skills challenges for kids in attendance on account of it being the President's weekend.  

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Update 28th May

The May Monthly Medal 18 Hole Stroke Sponsored By The Mayfly Inn Ballinafad was won by Seamus Gallagher with a score of 63, in Second was Eamon Perry also with a score of 63, the Gross went to Patrick Egan with 72 and third was Frank Flanagan with 64. As today's competition was also the Qualifier for the PGA Tankard Seamus will be joined by Susan O Mahoney who won the Ladies PGA Tankard with a score of 59, second place went to Joey Mullaney with 68 , the gross went to Tish Perry and third place was Mandy Toolan with a score of 69.  Well done to Seamus & Susan and we wish them the best of luck when they go to Royal Tara Golf Club in August.

Inter Club News
Commiserations to the Pierce Purcell Team who were beaten by Strandhill 3 - 2 on Saturday afternoon.

The President's prize to the Ladies will take place on Sunday Next & there is an 18 Hole Stableford for the Men. There will be no Competition for the Ladies on Tuesday or Men's Competition on Thursday due to drainage work taking place on the course this week.

Club Foursomes Matchplay
The Third Round has been extended for one week. All matches must now be played by Saturday 17th June.

Junior Golf
Junior golf lessons will take place on Saturday morning at 11am as normal.

Sports Capital Program

We are delighted to announce that the Lottery Funded Drainage Work on the course will commence this Monday the 29th of May. Unfortunately, while this work is taking place, The Golf Course will remain closed from Monday-Friday and will Re-Open for the Weekend. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Update 22nd May

Last Sunday’s Bart Moran Trophy was won by Pat Conroy with a score of 64, in second was Jim Dwyer with 66, the gross prize was won by Gary Carty with 72, and in third was Pat Brogan with 67. 
The ladies Niamh Nangle Cup was won by Marie Hanmore Cawley, in second was Ruth Hogg while in third was Paula Cull. Well done to all prize winners. 
Last Thursday’s men’s competition was won by Sean Heslin with 24pts, in second was Michael Rush 23pts and third was Ted Hester also with 23pts. 

Next Sunday will see the first Monthly Medal 18 hole stroke which is the second competition in the Brogan’s totalhealth Pharmacy Golfer of the Year series. It is aptly and kindly sponsored by the Mayfly Inn, Ballinafad. Many thanks to them for their sponsorship. 
The men’s Thursday competition also continues this week. 

Club Matchplay
Entries are now being taken for the club’s singles matchplay competition, the King Harmon Cup. The sign up sheet is on the noticeboard. 
The foursomes matchplay competition has progressed to round three with these games to be played by 10th June. 

Interclub Golf
Commiserations to the Jimmy Bruen team who were beaten on scoreline of 3-2 with two of the away games losing in extra holes. 
It’s a busy period on the interclub golf calendar with the Mixed Foursomes team playing Castlerea on Wednesday and the Pierce Purcell team playing Strandhill on Saturday. Good luck to both teams. 

Junior Golf
Junior Golf lessons for kids aged 8-16 began last Saturday at 11am and will continue every Saturday until the end of August. 

They are coordinated by Junior Convenor Brendan Gaffney along with Moira Egan & Paddy Nangle and are free of charge (excluding membership). 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Update 23rd April

Kevin McDonagh and Paddy and Monica Daly were €20 winners at the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Creighton's Bar. The jackpot wasn’t won. The house prize was won by Leanne Reynolds. It will be at €1,500 for the next draw on Saturday April 29th which will be held in the Moylurg Bar, with Team E in charge. 

On Saturday evening last Brendan O'Connor on behalf of Padraig Sweeney presented a sponsorship cheque to Jim McGrath for youth development  with the club.

Brendan made the following speech on the evening:
"I am here representing Padraig Sweeney formerly of Plunkett Avenue - for the those that may not know he now resides in Sydney, Australia.
While he was on holiday last year he was approached by Jim McGrath  with a request to consider a sponsorship to help towards the youth program within Boyle GAA.
I had no idea of Jim McGrath's power of persuasions but I am fully aware of what it takes to separate Padraig from his money.
Over dinner one evening while I was visiting Padraig and Sarah, Padraig said that he was considering responding to Jim's request.
He said when you get back to Boyle I will send you a cheque to give towards the Boyle GAA program principally because I want to express my gratitude to Tony Conboy for his persistence understanding and compassion while I attended St. Mary's College, Boyle which fortified me with the academic skill to develop my business here in Australia.
I hope that maybe in some small way it might help some other young soul from Boyle  in the future. "

Boyle GAA club would like to express their sincere gratitude to Padraig for this wonderful gesture and look forward to thanking him in person on this next trip home.

The McGovern Directional Drilling sponsored seniors continue their winning ways with a good win over Creggs in the Abbey Park Saturday last. Creggs are managed by Boyle native Johnny Conroy and we wish him and Creggs all the best for the rest of the season.

The Cooney Motors/Centra sponsored juniors play St. Barry's in the Division 5 league this Sunday in Tarmonbarry at 2pm.

The minors were defeated by St. Dominic's in the league last week and now play Kilbride away in the next round on Wednesday at 7pm.

The U-14's defeated Roscommon Gaels in the division 1 league last week. Their next game is away to Clan na nGael Thursday evening at 6:30pm.

The U-12 division 1 team fell short against Roscommon Gaels and St. Dominic's in the league last week. The division 1 team play Padraig Pearses away on Saturday 29th at 12noon. The u-12 division 5 team are away to Kilglass Gaels on the 29th at 12noon.

The u-16 division 1 team play Roscommon Gaels on Sunday 30th in the Abbey Park at 2pm.

Thanks to all the coaches who turned up on Saturday for the goalkeeping workshop. A special thanks to Joe Sweeney for a great session and to his two helpers Tom and Rob. Thanks also to Kit for the refreshments. Next goalkeeping workshop is on Saturday week May 6th at the same time.

There will be a "briefing session" for club members from all sections of the Club - adult and underage male clubs and Ladies Club, on how to operate the scoreboard. It will be held in the Clubroom on Wednesday at 9pm. We encourage a full attendance from each grouping as only a limited number have knowledge of this task.

Special thanks and Bon voyage to the Mercy Sisters who have had a big role in the early education of most of our footballers down through the years.


U12 girls play Shannon Gaels in Croghan at 6pm on Sunday 30th April.

U-16 division 1B County Final Monday May 1st. Time and Venue TBC.

GAA Nursery Programme will resume in the complex on 24th April from 6pm to 6:50pm and will run on the following dates: 24th April; 1st, 15th, 22nd and 29th May.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Update 20th April

Commencing with the most recent results, the Club Fundraiser held over the Bank holiday weekend was won by the trio of 1st Michael Simon, Michael Reid & Frank Flanagan with 93pts, in second was Pat Brogan, Paul Connolly & Seamus Gallagher with 87pts and in third was Terry Canning, Ross Andrew & Gerry O Hara 86pts. Thanks to all who played, some more than once -  It is much appreciated by the club.

The previous weekend the voucher competition for men and the ladies lucky strike took place. The two respective winners were Terry Canning & Moira Egan both of whom will get to enjoy complimentary golf in the year ahead. Second in the voucher went to Jim Dwyer, gross prize to Brendan Gaffney & third to David Wynne. The ladies runner up was Regina McLoughlin, the gross winner was Tish Perry & third was Liz Dwyer. 

The first men's Thursday competition was held on Thursday 13th April. In first place was Pat Conroy with 21pts, Owen Garvin was second and Sean Heslin was third, both with 17pts.

This Sunday there will be an 18 hole singles stableford competition for men. The men's Thursday competition will also take place this week.

Interclub Golf 
Commiserations to the 9 hole club team who lost to Dunmore Demesne last Monday. This was our first interclub match of the season. Next men's team up is the seniors who play Ballinamore on the 3rd May. In ladies interclub golf, good luck to the challenge cup team who play Roscommon on Saturday.

Club Foursomes Matchplay
The draw for this year's edition of the competition has been made available to view on our website or club noticeboard. Jonathan Egan & Seamus Gallagher will be looking to make it a hat-trick of wins having captured the title in 2015 & '16. The deadline for those involved in the preliminary round is Saturday 29th April to complete their match

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Update 5th April

ResultsLast Sunday’s singles stableford was won by Jim Mooney (10) with 38pts, in second was Padraig O’Connell (16) with 37pts, the gross prize went to Terry Canning, and in third was Pat Brogan (19) also with 37pts. The winter 9 hole competitions have came to a conclusion as of the last week of March. Thanks to all who supported these competitions.
 FixturesThis weekend the rescheduled gent's voucher and ladies' lucky strike competition will take place. They will be playable either Saturday or Sunday.Unlike the traditional one day event it has been in the past, the decision was made to play it over two days to facilitate those members who wish to support Boyle Celtic FC in the Showgrounds on Sunday afternoon in their FAI Junior Cup semi final. In related news, congrats to members Brendan Gaffney & Mandy Toolan in their involvement of the production of The Boyle Celtic Song which reached number one in the Irish iTunes download charts!The club would like to send their best wishes to the team ahead of this weekend’s historic game.
SponsorshipSponsors are currently sought for the men’s Thursday competition which runs each week beginning Thursday 13th April. If you wish to sponsor one of these, please write your name on the sheet provided on the noticeboard. 
Also, there is an opening for businesses or individuals to sponsor our new monthly medal competitions which will be held on the last Sunday of every month. These competitions will form the core of the Golfer of the Year series and will be the gents flagship events outside of the clubs majors.
PresentationA presentation of prizes will be held on Sunday evening next after the voucher competition. Other prizes to be presented include those for the Boyle Courthouse Classic. The attendance of prize winners is requested.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Update 27th March

The Boyle Courthouse Golf Classic took place over the weekend. The following are the results:
1st Jim Mooney, Michael Gilmartin, Paul Connolly, Paddy Mc Loughlin 94pts
2nd Gerry O Hara, Terry canning, Ross Andrew, Peter Leydon 90pts
3rd Willie Tiernan, John Mc Guinn, Vincent Egan, Sean Mc Loughlin 89pts
Ladies Prize: Joey Mullaney, Carmel McGarry, Carmel Conlon, Mary O Hara 83pts
Longest Drive: Lorcan Egan
Nearest The Pin: Tom Kearney

The winners of the Courthouse Classic Raffle were as follows:
1st Claire Cryan
2nd Pat Brogan
3rd John Mc Guinn
4th Paul Connolly
5th Michael Gilmartin
6th Jim Callery

This upcoming Sunday 2nd April, the gents voucher and the ladies lucky strike competitions will be held. Members are reminded that membership payments are now due. Our membership Secretary is Paula Cull, Drumderrig House, Abbeytown, Boyle. 

Course Maintenance

The scarifying of greens is being carried out on Monday this week so the course will remain closed while this work is in progress. A list of volunteer tasks are available to view on the noticeboard. Members are encouraged to make themselves available and lend a hand if they have some free time. The volunteers coordinator is Michael Rush. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Update 20th February

Spring League

The Spring League sponsored by PD Golf has entered the business end of proceedings with two of the four group having completed all of their group matches. Only a few games remain outstanding in groups 2 and 4 and may be played any day up until this Sunday. 

In group 1, Peggy Feely & Kevin O’Connor have secured their place in the final by winning their final match 2 up to leave them on a five match aggregate of +12, a score sufficient to top the group. Shane Loftus & Regina McLoughlin finished one behind and will possibly take one of the two best runners spots.

In the second group, Paul Connolly & Seth Meredith lead and are in a strong position to top the group. Their total score of 9 up leaves them 6 clear of 3 other pairs, one of them being Dave Purser & Claire Cryan who have a game outstanding. 

Moving to group 3, Vincent Egan & Lewis Shaw have completed a clean sweep in their group finishing with a total aggregate of +18, the highest score recorded in the competition. They are followed by Pat Conroy & Susan O’Mahoney who won 4 of their 5 games, finishing with a total score of +13.

In the final group, Michael Rush & Gerry O’Hara continue to lead on +8, followed by Paddy McLoughlin & Mandy Toolan on +5. Also, don’t rule out Willie Tiernan & Sandra McCrann who are only 3 holes further back with one game yet to be played. 


This week the weekly 9 hole re-entry competition continues and may be played any day Monday to Saturday inclusive.

Next Sunday there will be an 18 hole stableford for gents. Entry fee will be €7.
This week is also the final chance to get unplayed Spring League matches completed otherwise the non played scores will be applied. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Update 15th February

Spring League
The Spring League group stage has entered the final two weeks with each pair having played at least three of their five matches.
Group 1 sees Peggy Feely & Kevin O’Connor take up a strong position to progress after a 7 hole win over their opponents at the weekend. Shane Loftus & Regina McLoughlin are now in second.
In group 2, Paul Connolly & Seth Meredith continue to lead and hold a 5 hole lead over Jim Dwyer & Tommy King.
The third group has co leaders with the pairs of Pat Conroy/ Susan O’Mahoney and Vincent Egan/ Lewis Shaw neck and neck on +12.
Group 4 is a tight affair with most pairs still having a genuine chance of qualifying for the final. Michael Rush & Gerry O’Hara sit on top of the group with an aggregate of +8, three ahead of Paddy McLoughlin & Mandy Toolan.

Other Results
Last week’s weekly 9 hole stableford was won by Michael Reid with 20 points.

This week is week 5 in the PD Golf Spring League.
Many pairs will be looking to wrap up their group matches by the end of this week.
However there is an extra week to facilitate those who still have two games to play. The deadline is Sunday 26th February.
The weekly 9 hole stableford is playable this week until Sunday inclusive.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Update 6th February

Spring League
The PD Golf sponsored Spring League continued this week with overnight frost delaying action on Sunday for the second week running.
Beginning with the first group the biggest movers were Peggy Feely and Kevin O'Connor who had a 5 hole win over their opponents which leaves them in second place behind Shane Loftus & Regina McLoughlin.
In group two, Paul Connolly & Seth Meredith now lead the way after having overtaken Jim Dwyer & Tommy King who now lie in second position.
Moving to group three, Vincent Egan and Lewis Shaw remain in poll position despite taking a break this week! Pat Conroy & Susan O'Mahoney stay in second place but have closed the gap to two holes.
In the fourth group, pairs five and six, namely Michael Rush/Gerry O'Hara and Paddy McLoughlin/Mandy Toolan are currently jostling for the top spot with the former holding the upper hand by one hole. 

Other Result
The weekly 9 hole stableford competition was won by Michael Rush with 20 points.

The Spring League enters week number four this week with the schedule of matches for the fourth round as follows: Pairs 1 vs 4, 3 vs 5 and 2 vs 6. 
The weekly 9 hole stableford is playable Monday-Sunday inclusive. 

The club extends its sympathies to the McLoughlin family on the recent passing of Margaret. Ar dheis dé go raibh a hanam.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Update 1st February

Spring League 
The Spring League continued this week with frost delaying play on Sunday morning till approx 11am. 
In group 1, the pairing of Shane Loftus and Regina McLoughlin have taken the lead after a 6 up win over their opponents at the weekend. Gary Carty & Carmel Keenan remain in second position despite a narrow loss in their game. 
In group 2, Jim Dwyer and Tommy King have taken a commanding lead with back to back wins, most recently a 6 up win to bring their total to +8. Currently, the second best score in the group is held by Paul Connolly & Seth Meredith who won their first game 5 up. 
Group 3 sees Vincent Egan & Lewis Shaw come through to take up first place on +7 who are 4 holes clear of two pairs, Charlie O'Donnell & Fiona Keenan and Pat Conroy & Susan O'Mahoney. 
In group 4, Paddy McLoughlin and Mandy Toolan still hold the lead on +6 who are two holes in front of Michael Rush and Gerry O'Hara.

Other Result
Last week's weekly 9 hole competition was won on a countback by Sean Heslin with 20 points. 

Spring League matches are playable this week with the round 3 schedule being pairs 6 vs 4, 2 vs 3 and 1 vs 5. An extra day, Sunday 26th February has been added to facilitate players struggling to get all matches played. The drive in will now take place on the second Sunday of March. 
The weekly 9 hole competition for men continues this week til Sunday inclusive. 

Club Meetings
The monthly meetings of the ladies, gents and management clubs will be held this Wednesday evening February 1st in the clubhouse. The ladies and gents meeting will take place at 7.30pm and will be followed at 8.30pm approximately by the management meeting. 

And Finally
Belated birthday wishes to greens convener Willie Tiernan and his partner Linda who held their joint birthday celebrations in the clubhouse recently. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Update 24th January

Spring League
The PD Golf sponsored Spring League has gotten underway with most pairs having completed their first match by Sunday last.
In group one Michael Simon and Tom Lavin are best placed with a four hole win over their opponents. Wins were also recorded by Gary Carty and Carmel Keenan and by Shane Loftus and Regina McLoughlin who finished  2 up and 1 up respectively.
In group 2 Brendan Gaffney and Margaret Loftus lead the way with a three hole win. They are followed by Jim Dwyer and Tommy King who recorded a score of 2 up. 
In group 3 the pairing of Charlie O'Donnell and Fiona Keenan finished 3 up after 12 holes, a score which currently tops that group. Vincent Egan and Lewis Shaw occupy second place after a one hole win.
Finally in the fourth group, Paddy McLoughlin and Mandy Toolan registered the greatest margin of victory to date with a 6 up win while in second is Michael Rush and Club Captain Gerry O'Hara who won their match 4 up.

The format of the competition is such that it is likely that all teams will have a chance of qualifying for the final right up until the last couple of rounds as standings can change quickly so all is not lost for those who did not win their first game! 

All five group matches are to be played by Saturday 25th February. 

Other Result
Last week's weekly 9 hole competition was won by Jim Mooney with 18 points. 

Spring League matches are up for decision again this week with the suggested order for round 2 are pairs 3 vs 4, 6 vs 1 and 2 vs 5 in each group.

The weekly 9 hole stableford re-entry will also continue this week and can be played any day Monday through to Sunday inclusive. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Update 17th January

Sunday’s 18 hole stableford for gents was won by Terry Canning (12) 39pts, in second was Vincent Egan (18) 38pts, the gross was won by Charlie O’Donnell and in third was Seamus Gallagher (18) 36pts.


The draw for the PD Golf @Longford ProShop sponsored Spring League has been made available. Round 1 matches are to be played by this Sunday 22nd January if possible. All 5 group matches are to be completed by Saturday 25th February. The final for the four group winners along with the two best runners up is set for Sunday 5th March. Entry fee is €5 per person per match excluding the final. A full list of rules is available on the club noticeboard. Also, this week there will be a 9 hole stableford (re-entry). It can be played any day Mon-Sun inclusive.