Sunday, April 23, 2017

Update 23rd April

Kevin McDonagh and Paddy and Monica Daly were €20 winners at the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Creighton's Bar. The jackpot wasn’t won. The house prize was won by Leanne Reynolds. It will be at €1,500 for the next draw on Saturday April 29th which will be held in the Moylurg Bar, with Team E in charge. 

On Saturday evening last Brendan O'Connor on behalf of Padraig Sweeney presented a sponsorship cheque to Jim McGrath for youth development  with the club.

Brendan made the following speech on the evening:
"I am here representing Padraig Sweeney formerly of Plunkett Avenue - for the those that may not know he now resides in Sydney, Australia.
While he was on holiday last year he was approached by Jim McGrath  with a request to consider a sponsorship to help towards the youth program within Boyle GAA.
I had no idea of Jim McGrath's power of persuasions but I am fully aware of what it takes to separate Padraig from his money.
Over dinner one evening while I was visiting Padraig and Sarah, Padraig said that he was considering responding to Jim's request.
He said when you get back to Boyle I will send you a cheque to give towards the Boyle GAA program principally because I want to express my gratitude to Tony Conboy for his persistence understanding and compassion while I attended St. Mary's College, Boyle which fortified me with the academic skill to develop my business here in Australia.
I hope that maybe in some small way it might help some other young soul from Boyle  in the future. "

Boyle GAA club would like to express their sincere gratitude to Padraig for this wonderful gesture and look forward to thanking him in person on this next trip home.

The McGovern Directional Drilling sponsored seniors continue their winning ways with a good win over Creggs in the Abbey Park Saturday last. Creggs are managed by Boyle native Johnny Conroy and we wish him and Creggs all the best for the rest of the season.

The Cooney Motors/Centra sponsored juniors play St. Barry's in the Division 5 league this Sunday in Tarmonbarry at 2pm.

The minors were defeated by St. Dominic's in the league last week and now play Kilbride away in the next round on Wednesday at 7pm.

The U-14's defeated Roscommon Gaels in the division 1 league last week. Their next game is away to Clan na nGael Thursday evening at 6:30pm.

The U-12 division 1 team fell short against Roscommon Gaels and St. Dominic's in the league last week. The division 1 team play Padraig Pearses away on Saturday 29th at 12noon. The u-12 division 5 team are away to Kilglass Gaels on the 29th at 12noon.

The u-16 division 1 team play Roscommon Gaels on Sunday 30th in the Abbey Park at 2pm.

Thanks to all the coaches who turned up on Saturday for the goalkeeping workshop. A special thanks to Joe Sweeney for a great session and to his two helpers Tom and Rob. Thanks also to Kit for the refreshments. Next goalkeeping workshop is on Saturday week May 6th at the same time.

There will be a "briefing session" for club members from all sections of the Club - adult and underage male clubs and Ladies Club, on how to operate the scoreboard. It will be held in the Clubroom on Wednesday at 9pm. We encourage a full attendance from each grouping as only a limited number have knowledge of this task.

Special thanks and Bon voyage to the Mercy Sisters who have had a big role in the early education of most of our footballers down through the years.


U12 girls play Shannon Gaels in Croghan at 6pm on Sunday 30th April.

U-16 division 1B County Final Monday May 1st. Time and Venue TBC.

GAA Nursery Programme will resume in the complex on 24th April from 6pm to 6:50pm and will run on the following dates: 24th April; 1st, 15th, 22nd and 29th May.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Update 20th April

Commencing with the most recent results, the Club Fundraiser held over the Bank holiday weekend was won by the trio of 1st Michael Simon, Michael Reid & Frank Flanagan with 93pts, in second was Pat Brogan, Paul Connolly & Seamus Gallagher with 87pts and in third was Terry Canning, Ross Andrew & Gerry O Hara 86pts. Thanks to all who played, some more than once -  It is much appreciated by the club.

The previous weekend the voucher competition for men and the ladies lucky strike took place. The two respective winners were Terry Canning & Moira Egan both of whom will get to enjoy complimentary golf in the year ahead. Second in the voucher went to Jim Dwyer, gross prize to Brendan Gaffney & third to David Wynne. The ladies runner up was Regina McLoughlin, the gross winner was Tish Perry & third was Liz Dwyer. 

The first men's Thursday competition was held on Thursday 13th April. In first place was Pat Conroy with 21pts, Owen Garvin was second and Sean Heslin was third, both with 17pts.

This Sunday there will be an 18 hole singles stableford competition for men. The men's Thursday competition will also take place this week.

Interclub Golf 
Commiserations to the 9 hole club team who lost to Dunmore Demesne last Monday. This was our first interclub match of the season. Next men's team up is the seniors who play Ballinamore on the 3rd May. In ladies interclub golf, good luck to the challenge cup team who play Roscommon on Saturday.

Club Foursomes Matchplay
The draw for this year's edition of the competition has been made available to view on our website or club noticeboard. Jonathan Egan & Seamus Gallagher will be looking to make it a hat-trick of wins having captured the title in 2015 & '16. The deadline for those involved in the preliminary round is Saturday 29th April to complete their match

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Update 5th April

ResultsLast Sunday’s singles stableford was won by Jim Mooney (10) with 38pts, in second was Padraig O’Connell (16) with 37pts, the gross prize went to Terry Canning, and in third was Pat Brogan (19) also with 37pts. The winter 9 hole competitions have came to a conclusion as of the last week of March. Thanks to all who supported these competitions.
 FixturesThis weekend the rescheduled gent's voucher and ladies' lucky strike competition will take place. They will be playable either Saturday or Sunday.Unlike the traditional one day event it has been in the past, the decision was made to play it over two days to facilitate those members who wish to support Boyle Celtic FC in the Showgrounds on Sunday afternoon in their FAI Junior Cup semi final. In related news, congrats to members Brendan Gaffney & Mandy Toolan in their involvement of the production of The Boyle Celtic Song which reached number one in the Irish iTunes download charts!The club would like to send their best wishes to the team ahead of this weekend’s historic game.
SponsorshipSponsors are currently sought for the men’s Thursday competition which runs each week beginning Thursday 13th April. If you wish to sponsor one of these, please write your name on the sheet provided on the noticeboard. 
Also, there is an opening for businesses or individuals to sponsor our new monthly medal competitions which will be held on the last Sunday of every month. These competitions will form the core of the Golfer of the Year series and will be the gents flagship events outside of the clubs majors.
PresentationA presentation of prizes will be held on Sunday evening next after the voucher competition. Other prizes to be presented include those for the Boyle Courthouse Classic. The attendance of prize winners is requested.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Update 27th March

The Boyle Courthouse Golf Classic took place over the weekend. The following are the results:
1st Jim Mooney, Michael Gilmartin, Paul Connolly, Paddy Mc Loughlin 94pts
2nd Gerry O Hara, Terry canning, Ross Andrew, Peter Leydon 90pts
3rd Willie Tiernan, John Mc Guinn, Vincent Egan, Sean Mc Loughlin 89pts
Ladies Prize: Joey Mullaney, Carmel McGarry, Carmel Conlon, Mary O Hara 83pts
Longest Drive: Lorcan Egan
Nearest The Pin: Tom Kearney

The winners of the Courthouse Classic Raffle were as follows:
1st Claire Cryan
2nd Pat Brogan
3rd John Mc Guinn
4th Paul Connolly
5th Michael Gilmartin
6th Jim Callery

This upcoming Sunday 2nd April, the gents voucher and the ladies lucky strike competitions will be held. Members are reminded that membership payments are now due. Our membership Secretary is Paula Cull, Drumderrig House, Abbeytown, Boyle. 

Course Maintenance

The scarifying of greens is being carried out on Monday this week so the course will remain closed while this work is in progress. A list of volunteer tasks are available to view on the noticeboard. Members are encouraged to make themselves available and lend a hand if they have some free time. The volunteers coordinator is Michael Rush. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Update 20th February

Spring League

The Spring League sponsored by PD Golf has entered the business end of proceedings with two of the four group having completed all of their group matches. Only a few games remain outstanding in groups 2 and 4 and may be played any day up until this Sunday. 

In group 1, Peggy Feely & Kevin O’Connor have secured their place in the final by winning their final match 2 up to leave them on a five match aggregate of +12, a score sufficient to top the group. Shane Loftus & Regina McLoughlin finished one behind and will possibly take one of the two best runners spots.

In the second group, Paul Connolly & Seth Meredith lead and are in a strong position to top the group. Their total score of 9 up leaves them 6 clear of 3 other pairs, one of them being Dave Purser & Claire Cryan who have a game outstanding. 

Moving to group 3, Vincent Egan & Lewis Shaw have completed a clean sweep in their group finishing with a total aggregate of +18, the highest score recorded in the competition. They are followed by Pat Conroy & Susan O’Mahoney who won 4 of their 5 games, finishing with a total score of +13.

In the final group, Michael Rush & Gerry O’Hara continue to lead on +8, followed by Paddy McLoughlin & Mandy Toolan on +5. Also, don’t rule out Willie Tiernan & Sandra McCrann who are only 3 holes further back with one game yet to be played. 


This week the weekly 9 hole re-entry competition continues and may be played any day Monday to Saturday inclusive.

Next Sunday there will be an 18 hole stableford for gents. Entry fee will be €7.
This week is also the final chance to get unplayed Spring League matches completed otherwise the non played scores will be applied. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Update 15th February

Spring League
The Spring League group stage has entered the final two weeks with each pair having played at least three of their five matches.
Group 1 sees Peggy Feely & Kevin O’Connor take up a strong position to progress after a 7 hole win over their opponents at the weekend. Shane Loftus & Regina McLoughlin are now in second.
In group 2, Paul Connolly & Seth Meredith continue to lead and hold a 5 hole lead over Jim Dwyer & Tommy King.
The third group has co leaders with the pairs of Pat Conroy/ Susan O’Mahoney and Vincent Egan/ Lewis Shaw neck and neck on +12.
Group 4 is a tight affair with most pairs still having a genuine chance of qualifying for the final. Michael Rush & Gerry O’Hara sit on top of the group with an aggregate of +8, three ahead of Paddy McLoughlin & Mandy Toolan.

Other Results
Last week’s weekly 9 hole stableford was won by Michael Reid with 20 points.

This week is week 5 in the PD Golf Spring League.
Many pairs will be looking to wrap up their group matches by the end of this week.
However there is an extra week to facilitate those who still have two games to play. The deadline is Sunday 26th February.
The weekly 9 hole stableford is playable this week until Sunday inclusive.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Update 6th February

Spring League
The PD Golf sponsored Spring League continued this week with overnight frost delaying action on Sunday for the second week running.
Beginning with the first group the biggest movers were Peggy Feely and Kevin O'Connor who had a 5 hole win over their opponents which leaves them in second place behind Shane Loftus & Regina McLoughlin.
In group two, Paul Connolly & Seth Meredith now lead the way after having overtaken Jim Dwyer & Tommy King who now lie in second position.
Moving to group three, Vincent Egan and Lewis Shaw remain in poll position despite taking a break this week! Pat Conroy & Susan O'Mahoney stay in second place but have closed the gap to two holes.
In the fourth group, pairs five and six, namely Michael Rush/Gerry O'Hara and Paddy McLoughlin/Mandy Toolan are currently jostling for the top spot with the former holding the upper hand by one hole. 

Other Result
The weekly 9 hole stableford competition was won by Michael Rush with 20 points.

The Spring League enters week number four this week with the schedule of matches for the fourth round as follows: Pairs 1 vs 4, 3 vs 5 and 2 vs 6. 
The weekly 9 hole stableford is playable Monday-Sunday inclusive. 

The club extends its sympathies to the McLoughlin family on the recent passing of Margaret. Ar dheis dé go raibh a hanam.