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
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)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Update 16th July

MENS' MIDWEEK COMPETITION- Terry Canning was the winner of the mens' 12 hole Stableford held on Thursday the 12th of July with a great score of 29 points, just pipping Pat Conroy's 28. Padraig O'Connell was last man on the podium with 26 points. There were 3 "twos" recorded with the spoils being shared by Terry Canning, Conor Hamill and Jonathan Egan.

LADY CAPTAINS SCRAMBLE - Marie Hanmore-Cawley's Lady Captain's Weekend kicked off with a scramble format competition on Friday the 13th of July. The date proved a lucky one for Jimmy Dwyer, Killian Egan , Tish Perry and Joyce Boles who were the winners , beating Tadhg Egan, Mary Lombard and Eamonn Perry in to second place. Several other prizes were presented to the ladies the same evening for recent competitions, including a presentation to Mandy Toolan to congratulate her for a recent "hole in one".

FIXTURES - The biggest event of the year for the male golfers of the club is almost upon us with the Captains Prize for 2018 taking place on Sunday the 29th of July. The format will be an 18 hole Strokeplay earlier in the day, with the best scorers qualifying for a 9 hole play-off later that evening. It is the highlight of many peoples golfing year to "make the cut" and qualify for the play-off, but to win the Captain's Prize itself is considered a career highlight. This years captain is Tyrone exile and Tulsk resident, Terry Canning, who has been a loyal club member for several years, making his mark on several levels including as an inter-club player and captain, as a volunteer on works on the course and most recently as committee member and club captain. Online booking for this competition is essential.

( attached pictures - Pic 1 caption "Jimmy Dwyer, Killian Egan, Tish Perry and Joyce Boles, winners of Lady Captain Marie Hanmore-Cawley's Scramble" , Pic 2 caption " Marie Hanmore Cawley congratulating Mandy Toolan on her recent "hole in one")
Jimmy Dwyer, Killian Egan, Tish Perry and Joyce Boles, winners of Lady Captain Marie Hanmore-Cawley's Scramble

Marie Hanmore Cawley congratulating Mandy Toolan on her recent "hole in one"

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Update 9th July

OPEN WEEK - The club held a very successful Open Week from Monday the 2nd to Friday the 6th of July. All competitions during the week were well supported, aided by the superb weather conditions. The presentation of the week's prizes was held on Friday evening in the clubhouse directly after receipt of all cards for the last competition of the week. The club held a barbecue in conjunction with the presentation and we wish to convey our gratitude to Boyle and District Angling Club for the use of their equipment, which was operated by the very capable Jordan Maye.
Terry Canning, captain of the men's section , thanked several people in his speech, but paid special tribute to the volunteers who keep the course and clubhouse ticking over. In particular, he thanked Michael Rush for the enormous effort he had put in over preceding weeks that ensured a successful staging of all scheduled competitions. Terry also thanked the businesses of Boyle town and the surrounding areas without whose generous sponsorship there would be no Open Week.
The list of winners is as follows -
Monday  -Ladies 9 hole Strokeplay - 1st Anna Smith, 2nd Tish Perry, Gross - Moira Egan, 3rd Kathleen Candon, Visitor - Valerie Quinn.
Gents 9 hole Strokeplay - 1st Martin Wynne, 2nd Paddy Egan, Gross Brendan Gaffney, 3rd Paddy Nangle,
Visitor Gerry Emmett.
Tuesday  - Ladies Day 18 hole Strokeplay - 1st Paula Cull, 2nd Phil Emmett, Gross Tish Perry, 3rd Ruth Hogg, Visitor Beatrice Timlin
Gents 9 hole Stableford - 1st Paddy Egan, 2nd Vincent Egan, 3rd Lorcan Egan, Visitor Seamus Connolly.
Wednesday -  Ladies and Gents 9 hole Stableford  1st - Michael Simon, 2nd Valentin Mirt, 3rd Seamus Gallagher, Visitor Mary O'Rourke.
Mixed Foursomes - 1st Paddy Egan/Carmel McGarry, 2nd Colm Loftus/Kathleen Candon, 3rd Darragh and Margaret Loftus, Visitor Jonathan Egan/Lizzy O'Sullivan.
Thursday - Ladies 9 hole Stableford - 1st Mary O Hara, 2nd Mary Lombard, 3rd Carmel Keenan, Visitor Brigid Mannion
Gents 18 hole Stroke - 1st Conor Hamill, 2nd Seamus Gallagher, Gross Patrick Egan, 3rd Paul Connolly, Visitor Noel Sheerin
Friday - 3 ball Scramble - 1st Brendan Gaffney/Susan O'Mahoney/Daniel Casey, 2nd Terry Canning/Seamus Gallagher/Marie Gallagher, 3rd Patrick Egan/Jonathan Egan/Paddy McLoughlin, Visitors Anna Smith/Michael Masterson/Dermot Monaghan.

Some notable prize winners were Valentin Mirt and Daniel Casey winning their first ever prizes and Conor Hamill winning his first "trophy" competition, it's always great to see new challengers making their presence felt.
Our lady captain, Marie Hanmore-Cawley presented mens' captain Terry Cannng with a bottle of brandy on behalf of the club to celebrate his "hole in one" in the mens' competition on Thursday.

SUMMER SHOW FUNDRAISER -  An 18 hole Stableford fundraiser for Boyle Horse and Summer Show was held on Saturday the 30th of June. 1st place - Seamus Gallagher 38 points, 2nd Michael Gilmartin 36 points, 3rd place Conor Hamill 34 points.

GEELAN TROPHIES COMPETITION - Frank Geelan sponsored an 18 hole Stableford competition on Sunday the 1st of July which was own by Shane Loftus with 39 points, in 2nd was Sean Mcloughlin with 37 and Charlie O'Donnell came 3rd with 36 points.

GOLFSTYLE COMPETITION - Golfstyle , who are based in the Liosban Industrial Estate just off the Tuam Road in Galway, kindly sponsored our mens' 18 hole Strokeplay on Sunday the 8th of July. 1st - Gerry O'Hara, 2nd - Ross Andrew, Gross -  Lorcan Egan, 3rd -Vincent Egan.

FIXTURES - The biggest event for the coming week is Lady Captains weekend, commencing with a Scramble next Friday to which all members are invited. There will be an 18 hole competition for the men on Sunday the 15th, but the most important competition of the day is of course the Lady Captains Prize, which is the biggest event of the year for the ladies of the club. This years lady captain is Marie Hanmore-Cawley.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Update 2nd July

RESULTS - The mens' 12 hole stableford played on Thursday the 28th of June was won by Jonathan Egan, with Michael Gilmartin and Padraig O'Connell coming in 2nd and 3rd. The "twos club" pool was split between Jonathan Egan and Michael Gilmartin.
The results of the competitions played on the weekend 30th of June and the 1st of July will be published next week.

FIXTURES - We are currently in the middle of our Open Week with competitions for ladies and gents taking place each day from Monday the 2nd of July to Friday the 6th. Highlights include Ladies Day on Tuesday, the Mixed Foursomes on Wednesday, an 18 hole strokeplay for the men on Thursday and a threeball scramble on Friday. There are also 9 hole competitions taking place most days in addition to the main 18 hole competition. Further details can be found on our website or our Facebook page "Boyle Golf Club". We will hold a presentation night and barbeque on Friday the 6th of July.

COURSE WORK - The club owes a debt of gratitude to the volunteers who have been up at the course after dark night after night watering greens during the recent dry spell. Without their freely given labour the greens would have been badly damaged and possibly rendered unplayable for our Open Week. Thanks to all involved.