Sunday, May 27, 2018

Update 28th May

RESULTS - The mens Thursday 12 hole Stableford played on the 24th of May was won by Vincent Egan with a score of 27 points, just edging out Michael Gilmartin and Lewis Shaw who both had 26 points. A fundraising competition for Boyle Courthouse was played on Saturday the 26th and was won by Niall Kearney with 38 points. Second place went to Paul Connolly who also had 38 points, Brendan Gaffney took the best gross score prize and Pat Conroy came third. The Bart Moran Cup, sponsored by Aidan Ray Menswear, was played on Sunday the 27th of May and was won by Gerry O'Dowd, who continued a run of form with a great score of 63 nett. Second prize went to Michael Simon with 68 nett, beating Vincent Egan on count-back. Charlie O'Donnell  claimed the prize for best gross score. The ladies competition on the same day was for the Dr Niamh Nangle Cup, which was won this year by Moira Egan, with Claire Cryan coming second.

INTERCLUB - Congratulations to Tish Perry's Mixed Foursomes team who had a good win against Castle Dargan in the first round of the Irish Mixed Foursomes Competition and we wish them all the best in the next round against Strandhill.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS - On the 10th of June, the Presidents Prize to the men takes place, the format being an 18 hole Strokeplay, with the players with the best scores taking part in a 9 hole play-off later the same evening. The competition planned for next weekend was to be a mixed foursomes competition for the  Boyle Motor Works Cup, but at the time of writing it appeared that this competition may have to be postponed. If this is the case, details of any replacement competition will be posted on the clubs Facebook page and website during the week.

JUNIOR GOLF - The club's Junior Golf programme kicks off for the year this coming Wednesday the 30th of May at 6pm. This is open to all boys and girls from 8 years upwards interested in learning the basic skills of the game. There is no need to bring any golf equipment, everything necessary will be provided.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Update May 20th

RESULTS - The PGA Tankard 18 hole Stableford competition played on Sunday the 20th was won by Gerry O'Dowd  with a great score of 42 points. Terry Canning continues a recent run of form taking second place with 37 points, just beating Pat Conroy's 36 into third. Patrick Egan claimed the gross prize. This competition was sponsored by Jonathan Egan.

INTERCLUBS  - Hard luck to the mens' interclub teams who exited from the Connacht Seniors' and All Ireland Fourball competitions this week. Next up on the interclub scene is Boyle versus Castle Dargan this coming Wednesday in the Irish Mixed Foursomes tournament.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS - Next weekend is another busy one in the club, with the Courthouse Fundraiser being played on Saturday the 26th of May. The format has changed this year to an 18 hole Stableford, i.e it is being played as a singles event, not a team one. This competition aims to raise money for the ongoing works in the old courthouse in Boyle, which is being re-developed by a committee of local volunteers. It will serve as the permanent home for the "Boyle Model Railway".
On Sunday the 27th the annual Bart Moran Trophy competition takes place, sponsored this year by Gerard Sheerin of Aidan Ray menswear, Patrick Street, Boyle. The club thanks Gerard for his support and asks all members to support our sponsors.
The following weekend sees the Boyle Motor Works Cup Mixed Foursomes competition take place, followed by the President's Prize for the men on Sunday the 10th of June.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Update 14th May

RESULTS - The Committee Cup was held over the weekend of the 12th and 13th of May, the format being 18 hole strokeplay for men and women with a 9 hole play off taking place on the Sunday evening for the select few who scored well in the first 18. It was great to see some new faces, well done especially to Iosif and Valentin who played in their first "major". This competition was sponsored by our good friends from Golfstyle golf shop, who are based in the Liosban Industrial Estate just off the Tuam Road in Galway city. We are very grateful for their sponsorship and encourage our members to pay them a visit when in Galway.
This years Committee Cup winner overall winner was Terry Canning, with a great score of 98.5 nett for the 27 holes. Sean Heslin took second place for the men and second for the ladies went to Tish Perry. The gross prizes went to Lorcan Egan for the men and Mary O'Hara for the women. The mens' and ladies' 3rd prizes went to Frank Casserley and Sandra McCrann with the overall 18 nett claimed by Paul Connolly. Category prizes went to Charlie O 'Donnell for the 0-15 category, the 16-22 prize to Seamus Gallagher, and Claire Cryan taking the 23-36 category. The  past winners category was won by Cian Smith and the prizes for 1st,2nd and 3rd nines went to Vincent Egan, Liam Mullaney and Patrick Egan respectively. 
The Committee Cup scramble took place on Friday the 11th, the winners being the team of Brendan Gaffney, Conor Hamill and Seamus Gallagher. The mens' mid week 12 hole stableford competition played on Thursday the 10th saw those in 1st,2nd and 3rd place all having 26 points , separated only on countback. Ross Andrew was the winner, followed by Lorcan Egan and Michael Gilmartin.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS -Next Sunday sees the mens' PGA Tankard 18 hole stableford and also the mens' Presidents Prize to the ladies. On the following weekend the men play for the Bart Moran Cup, sponsored this year by Gerard Sheerin of Aidan Ray menswear in Boyle, for which we are very grateful.

INTERCLUBS - We are currently in the busiest part of the season for interclub matches, with 2 more mens teams representing the club in different tournaments and one of the ladies teams. On Wednesday, Eamonn Perry's Seniors team are playing against Strandhill and on Saturday Pat Conroy's All Ireland Fourball team take on Castle Dargan. 

HANDICAP RULE CHANGES - The Connacht Coucil of the GUI recently passed a rule regarding cards not being returned by players participating in qualifying competitions. The practice up to now is that these players were automatically awarded 0.1 of a shot back for handicapping purposes, but this will no longer be the case. The mens' committee encourages all players to return their cards in qualifying competitions from now on to ensure that the integrity of our handicapping system is preserved.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Update 6th May

Pat Conroy's  All Ireland Fourball team had another great result this week with a fantastic win over Strandhill Golf Club. Michael Gilmartin and Shane Loftus had a fine win at home in their match, but the 2 pairings of Owen Garvin with Tom Kearney and Paul Conolly with Paddy McLoughlin pulled off the considerable achievement of winning their matches away in Strandhill, always a tough ask for golfers from an inland course such as ours. Their next opposition will be either Castle Dargan or Tubbercurry depending on the outcome of their match. Our Seniors team were not as fortunate, suffering a narrow loss to Ballinamore.
The interclub matches are coming thick and fast with our first round match in the Pierce Purcell Shield teeing off next Saturday against Ballina Golf Club. 

Next weekend sees the so called "third major", the Committee Cup. This competition is open to both men and women, the format being 18 hole Strokeplay with the best scores going in to a 9 hole play-off next Sunday evening. The mens' PGA Tankard competition takes place on Sunday the 20th.

At the time of writing, the annual fundraiser for Our Ladys Hospital Crumlin was taking place, the "Crumlin Classic" with results to follow next week. This competition was sponsored by local Boyle business, Betterbuys/Surprises, and the club is very grateful for their generous sponsorship. We would be grateful if all members make an effort to support our sponsors during the year.
The mens' midweek competition on Thursday the 3rd was won by Conor Hamill with 20 points, Sean Heslin was second with 19 and Vincent Egan came third with 18 points.