Sunday, June 27, 2021

Update 27th June

 FIXTURES- The PGA Tankard competition for the men will be on Sunday the 4th of June, and the first of this year's majors, Mens’ President Padraic O’Connells prize will be on Sunday the 11th of June. Sunday the 18th of July is the date for this years Bart Moran Cup for the men and the Niamh Nangle Cup for the women.

RESULTS - The James Shivnan Cup competition was played on Sunday the 26th of June. Results are delayed due to an issue with the computer touchscreen. A new one has been ordered and should arrive in the next week. 

The Drumderrig Cup was played for on the 20th of June by the ladies and men’s sections. The winner was Charlie O’Donnell 64 nett, 2nd Marie Hanmore-Cawley 65, 3rd Paul Brown 66. Gross Karl Keenan.

In the Mens’ 12 hole held on Thursday the 24th the winner on count back with28 points was Adam Daly, with Tadhg Lowe taking 2nd place with the same score and Kevin O’Connor came 3rd. The winner of the 2s club was Paul Connolly.

INTERCLUBS - The first round victory of John McGuinn’s All Ireland Fourball team’s on Tuesday meant that Boyle knocked the big guns of Rosses Point out of 2 competitions in the space of 4 days. This match was a tighter affair ; by 9 o’clock that evening each side had won 2 games apiece so all was dependent on the final game in Boyle. Shane O’Dowd and Pat Brogan were all square with their opposites after 18 holes, so it was to be a “sudden death” finish, with the next pairing to win a hole deciding both the game and overall match outright. They each halved the 19,20th and 21st holes before Boyle finally won this game and the overall match on the 22nd. Congratulations again to all. Both our Pierce Purcell and All Ireland Fourball teams now take on Strandhill in their respective second rounds.

Paddy McLoughlin’s Seniors’ team came extremely close to making it 3 out of 3 for Boyle against Rosses Point in 1 week, but the “sudden death” finish went against Boyle this time, with the deciding game being won by Rosses Point on the 19th hole on their home turf. It could not have been any closer, but it was great to see a good performance in a grade the club has traditionally been weak in.

CLUB DRAW - Winners of the club draw in July were - 1st Paddy McLoughlin, 2nd Jonathan Egan, 3rd Frank Flanagan.

1st place gets 120 euro, 2nd and 3rd 60 apiece. Entry envelopes are available at the clubhouse noticeboard or you can set up a direct debit for 10 euro per month to the clubs bank account at the following IBAN : IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Update 21st June

 FIXTURES- The James Shivnan Cup takes place on Sunday the 27th of June, the PGA Tankard will be on Sunday the 4th of June, and the first of this year's majors, Mens’ President Padraic O’Connell’s prize will be on Sunday the 11th of June.

RESULTS - Congratulations to Gerry Carty who beat Vincent Egan in the final of the 2020 King Harmon Cup competition.

The Drumderrig Cup 18 hole Stroke competition was played on Sunday the 20th of June, with results to follow during the week.

Pat Conroy was the winner of this year's King Cup competition played on Sunday the 13th of June, with a tremendous 45 points. An in-form Marc O’Connor took 2nd place with 42 points, David Wynne claimed the prize for the best gross score. Jim Callery played some fine golf to have a score of 41 points and took 3rd place.

In the Men's weekly 12 hole played on Thursday the 10th of June, Adam Daly was first with 30 points, 2nd Pat Conroy 28, 3rd John McGuinn 26. Martin Daly won the 2s club. The competition on the 17th of June was won by Gerry Nerney’s 27 points, 2nd Paddy McLoughlin 26, 3rd Mark Feehan 24.

INTERCLUBS - Liam Whyte’s Pierce Purcell team claimed a major scalp in the first round of this year's competition, knocking out Co Sligo Golf Club (Rosses Point), who have won the All Ireland final of this tournament on several occasions. The win was achieved despite Boyle having the disadvantage of 3 matches in Rosses Point and 2 in Boyle. Charlie O’Donnell and Gerry Carty won their match on the 17th in Boyle, Liam Whyte and Sean Heslin had a tighter game, not overcoming their opposites until the 20th. Word came through from the Point that Boyle had won 2 matches there - Brendan Gaffney and Paul Connolly winning 3 holes up with 2 to play, and first-time interclub players Lochlann Conboy and Lee McKillen trouncing their opposites, 5 holes up with 4 to play. Boyle’s 3rd pairing of David Gallagher and Jim Suffin were called in at this point as the match had been won, they were level with their opposites on the 14th so Boyle could well have won this match as well. Congratulations to all. Our Pierce Purcell team now take on Strandhill in the second round in 2 weeks.

This week we wish good luck to John McGuinns All Ireland Fourball team vs Rosses Point this Wednesday the 23rd, and Paddy McLoughlins Seniors in the Fred Perry Cup (yet again vs Rosses Point) the following day, Thursday the 24th. Members are welcome to come up and support the teams in these matches. Sent from my iPhone

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Update 7th June


FIXTURES- There are 2 cups up for grabs for the men in the next 2 weeks. The King Cup 18 hole Stableford takes place next Sunday the 13th, with the Drumderrig Cup 18 hole Stroke competition scheduled for the following Sunday the 20th of June. The ladies compete for the Jumble Cup this coming week and also compete for the Drunderrig Cup on the 20th.

RESULTS- Lorcan Egan and Mark Feehan were the winning team in the Boyle round of the Holmpatrick Cup. Congratulations especially to Mark on his first time in the winner's enclosure. They now go on to represent the club in the area final.
In the ladies section, Tish Perry was the winner of the PGA Tankard competition.
Seamus Gallagher won the men’s Thursday competition, with 32 net.

CLUB DRAW- May winners - 1st Liam Mullaney, 2nd Michael Simon, 3rd Lorcan Egan. First prize each month is 120 euro, 2nd and 3rd are 60 each. Entry envelopes are available at the club notice board, or sign up via online banking for 10 euro per month. The club bank is Bank of Ireland, Boyle, IBAN   IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700 . Please put your name in the narrative as reference.

INTERCLUBS- The men’s section is competing in 3 interclub matches in the last week in June. First up is Liam Whyte’s Pierce Purcell team on the 22nd of June. This competition is open to players with handicaps above 10.5. Paddy McLoughlin’s Seniors also play against Rosses Point on Thursday the 24th. This team is open to members aged over 55. On Sunday the 27th, John McGuinns All Ireland Fourball team compete, yet again versus Rosses Point.Players must be over 30 and have a minimum handicap of 14.5. The team captains will be seeking out people to play on these teams shortly and organising practice rounds in Rosses Point in advance of the matches.