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/
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.