Sunday, September 30, 2018

Update 1st October

RESULTS - An 18 hole Stableford, sponsored by Brogan’s TotalHealth Pharmacy took place on Sunday the 23rd. Lewis Shaw was triumphant on this occasion with 36 points, just pushing Gerry Carty into second place on "countback". In third place was a new name among the prizewinners in Boyle Golf Club, Michael Keane, with 35 points in one of his first competitions marking him as someone to watch in 2019.
The competition on Sunday the 30th was also an 18 hole stableford, sponsored by Golfstyle , Ireland's number 1 golf shop, based in the Liosban Business Park on the Tuam Road in Galway. Results will follow next week and these will decide the winner of the "Golfer of the Year" title for 2018.

FIXTURES - The King Harmon Cup is to be competed for this year in a new format. Traditionally played for as a matchplay ("knock out") competition over several months, this year it will be competed for over 3 weekends in October in 18 hole stableford format, with a players 2 best cards out of the 3 weeks being combined to give total. If 2 or more cards tie for first place, the winner will be decided on the best third card. The entry fee will be 10 euro per week.

COMMITTEE - The mens committee meeting for October this coming Wednesday at 8pm, immediately followed by the club management committee meeting.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Update 24th September

DRAW - A number of supporters of the club draw will be glad to know that there is some money coming their way after we held a few overdue rounds of the draw in the clubhouse recently. Envelopes will be available for collection in the clubhouse or alternatively will be posted out. Congratulations to all the winners and a sincere thanks for participating in this valued fundraiser for the club.

COMPETITIONS - The competition on Sunday the 16th was an 18 hole strokeplay sponsored by Cooney's Centra. Thanks very much to Emer Cooney for sponsoring this competition. The winner was Sean Heslin with a 69 nett, Dave Purser was second with 70 and Mark Whelan came 3rd.

An 18 hole stableford  took place on Sunday the 23rd, sponsored by Brogans Totalhealth Pharmacy. Thanks very much to Pat Brogan for his sponsorship of this competition. This was the second last of the series of "Golfer of the Year" competitions and the results will be eagerly awaited by the top 5 in the "Order of Merit" who are Tom Kearney, Terry Canning, Charlie O'Donnell, Gerard O'Dowd and Vincent Egan. Prior to this competition, Tom was the clear leader with a total of 68 points accrued to date, followed by Terry with 52. 27 points separate the top 5 , so with a win in each of the last 2 competitions accounting for 15 points, there is still room for someone to "leapfrog" their way to the "Golfer of the Year" title!
The final competition in the "Golfer of the Year" series is an 18 hole stableford to take place next Sunday , the 30th.

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