Well done to the Boyle men who had a noteworthy 4-1 victory over Ballinamore in the first round of the All Ireland Fourball on Saturday the 21st. Congratulations most especially to Seamus Gallagher and Michael Gilmartin who pulled off a victory away from home in Ballinamore and also to Pat Conroy who stepped in at short notice to manage the team. The team members were Vincent Egan, Jimmy Dwyer, Padraig O'Connell, Michael Rush, Tom Kearney, Owen Garvin, Paddy Nangle, Paddy McLoughlin, Seamus Gallagher and Michael Gilmartin. The team will be meeting Strandhill in the next round on the 5th of May. Of note, Boyle take on Ballinamore again in a different tournament, the Connacht Seniors, on the 2nd of May.
A mens Scotch Foursomes strokeplay took place on Sunday the 22nd, won by Lorcan and Patrick Egan with a 59 nett, beating the 65.5 of Michael Simon and Gerry O'Dowd in to second place. This competition was sponsored by Boyle based business, East Brothers Machinery.
Next Sunday the 29th sees the first big competition of the year, the "Voucher", which will be played as an 18 hole strokeplay competition. First prize for both Ladies and Gents is a free single membership for the year. Only fully paid up members are eligible to win, so if you haven't done so already , pay your membership this week to give yourself an opportunity of reclaiming it next Sunday. The club extends its gratitude to our member Tom Kearney whose business "Quality Meats", based in the Wine Street car park in Sligo, is sponsoring this competition.
The annual fundraiser for Our Ladys Childrens' Hospital, the "Crumlin Classic", will take place over the May Bank Holiday weekend. The mens' mid week competition takes place again on Thursday, increasing this week from 9 holes to 12.