Monday, December 3, 2018

Update 3rd December

There was no winner of this week's Club lotto of €7,500. €20 winners were David McKeon, Gillian Cleary, Ams Sean McGarry. The numbers drawn were 7,14,21&32. 

The Club held a very successful AGM his weekend. There was a large turn out to discuss events both on and off the field. There were changes of personnel in a few different posts. Tributes were paid to out going secretary Mary Clifford and and Lotto leader Aidan Lavin. Both members have given the Club their full support and attention to the club for many years with Aidan Lavin being in the lotto team/committee for 18 years now. There was a special word of thanks for all their endeavours from Chair Kathleen Hanmore and also from Martin Dolan. There were other substitutions to the top table and various officer roles. Incoming secretary Jan Flannagan, incoming assistant secretary Mary Doyle, assistant treasurer Mary Halligan, incoming children's office Claire Byrne, outgoing assistant treasurer Sandra Carroll is. So the Auditior of the implementation of the Clubs 3 year plan. 
We wish each and every officer, incoming and out going, success in their roles. Best wishes and thanks also to Minor board officers Jim McGrath and Maura Casey.

The  Club would like to thank as always the generosity of the teams sponsors which is much appreciated.

The club is glad to ratify both last year's Senior and Junior team managers of Basil Mannion and Steve Tonry respectively. 

Members were briefed on the launch of a 3 year plan on developments within the club, more will follow on this plan in future notes. 

The was also attention bought to the recent spate of vandalism around the Clubs grounds, it had been decided to erect cctv around the grounds and to install brighter sensor lights. On this note, if any one does see any suspicious activity around the old club house or on the grounds in general please report it to a board member or the the guards.

Finally on the AGM, the club wishes Mary Clifford luck in the Roscommon Volunteer of the year awards in Kilbride community centre this Friday evening at 7 o clock

Thanks you to all players, sponsors, officers and executives for all their on going work to up keep the running of the club through out the year. 

Elsewhere on  the Minor notes, Boyle GAA held their minor presentation on Saturday evening in St Joseph’s Hall. Special guest was Roscommon Senior star Fintan Cregg.  MC on the night was Junior Smith, Father of Roscommon stars Enda and Donnie Smith. Outgoing Minor committee chairperson Jim Garth said a few words thanking all player s coaches, parents and sponsors for the year gone. With all ages group present from u8’s to minor, medal was presented to them by Fintan and the current age group manager. On the night each age group were celebrated for their successful year with the U12’s as semi-final championship, U14 ‘s reaching the Peile Feile semi-final and Div 1 Championship runners up, U16’s as Div 1 Shield winners and the Minors as Div 3 Champions. A special presentation was made by senior committee chairperson Kathleen Hanamore to outgoing minor chairperson Jim McGrath and outgoing minor secretary Maura Casey for their huge contribution to Boyle GAA over the last few years. Kathleen Hanamore finished up then night with a few words on the huge work that is being done by minor committee, coaches and parents and most importantly especially to the players. 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Update 26th November

There was no winner of this week's Club jackpot of €7,400. €20 winners were James and Marion Cox, Eoin Kearney and Brian McQuaid.the nu,bears drawn were 9,10,27&31. Next weeks draw takes place in Mattimoe's.

It will be a busy weekend for Club members this weekend kicking off with the Minor Presentation Night which is taking place in St Josephs Hall on Saturday 1st December at 8.30pm, Everyone welcome, great night guaranteed as always.

This is followed by the Club's AGM on Sunday the second at 7.00 pm, this is an opportunity for al, to voice their views on the future runnings of the Club.

Finally the Club would like to thank Donie Smith and his management team involved with this year's u20 team.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Update 19th November

Boyle Ladies notes.

Super finale to the Ladies season with both the U16s and the Minors winning County titles in pulsating finals, each winning their final by a single point. The hearts of the supporters were truly tested!

The U16 girls beat Clann na nGael in the Division 1A Championship last Tuesday in Tarmonbarry on a scoreline of 3-06 to 3-05, played in very tough conditions. There was immense work rate from both teams but a great team performance, under the management of Kieran McKeon and coaches Adrian Brogan & Martina Casey resulted in a deserved win for Boyle. It was a great win for the club, being the first ever Division 1A title at any age group.

Prior to the match the girls were presented with training tops sponsored by Beat the Bounce, Bouncy Castles (& Jump St. Carrick) and Joe Simon Home, Garden and Build.

The Minor Ladies followed suit on Sunday beating St. Brigids (3-13 to 5-06) in the Division 2A final. The game was end to end with Boyle's last minute goal giving the team a victory. Well done to the girls on a great performance and to the management team of Vinnie Flanagan, Damien Regan and Suzi Keenahan.

Thanks to all the players, coaches and all who helped throughout the year for their dedication and commitment. A special word of thanks to our Sponsors for their generosity and to the Roscommon Herald, Boyle Today and Realboyle for their publicity. A sincere thanks also to the parents and all who supported the teams at all age levels. 

Looking forward to a bright 2019.

The lads u 20 team were comprehensive beaten by a strong st Kevin's team at the weekend. 
Reminder that the Club AGM will take place Sunday the 2nd of December at 7 pm. 

Elsewhere on the globe, Boyle man Tadgh Egan was playing for Singapore in the Asian Gaelic games finals over the weekend, they made it to the final and were beaten by Seoul by 0.9 to 08, you can see all the details on

Monday, November 12, 2018

Update 12th November

There was no winner of this week's Club lotto jackpot of €7,200. The numbers drawn were 2, 10, 12, & 27. €20 winners were Deirdre Purcell, john McPherson and Bernard Battles. Next week's draw will take place in Patrick's Well.

A very successful careers information night was held in The Clubrooms on Friday night. The idea to arrange such an event was part of Coaching Officer Stephen Bohan's plan for 2018. To bring the plan to fruition, Stephen set up a committee which included Odran Feely, Aine Gannon, Siobhan Gallagher, Kathleen Hanmore and Gerry Kielty

On Friday night an attentive audience of young players, male and female and parents from within the Club and from neighbouring clubs listened to presentations from twelve people who are pursuing careers in a wide variety of areas. The audience was given an honest and comprehensive account of what it takes to pursue different career paths, the different routes one can take to achieve career goals and an overview of the challenges and opportunities that each career can bring
Club Chairperson. Kathleen Hanmore opened proceedings by welcoming everyone to the event and explained the thinking behind the evening. Siobhan  Gallagher was MC on the night and introduced all of the speakers , giving a brief outline of their career path
Many thanks to the twelve presenters on the evening, Oisin Regan, Phase 4 Apprentice, Aaron O'Connor,Secondary School Teacher, Blaithin Dodd, Primary School Teacher, Karl Kennedy, Accounting and Finance, Robbie Molloy IT, Aoife O'Connor Pharmacist,  Michael Mc Gonigle, Teagasc Advisory, Ailbhe Hanmore Solicitor, Ben Mcloughlin, Electrician, Marc O'Connor  Physiotheraphist, Niamh Sheerin Nurse and Rory O'Connor, member of An Garda Siochana. The Careers Committee is indebted to these young people who prepared so well for the event and gave their time very willingly
A huge thanks also to the club members and friends who helped with logistics, parking and catering on the night. Great credit goes to Stephen Bohan for ensuring the success of the event and to the Committee for their work on the project

Date for your diary: 
The Club AGM is scheduled for 7 pm on Sunday the 2nd December. The Club invites present and former members, present and former players and the wider public to this important event. Have your say on the day

Meanwhile on the pitch an under strength u20 team was comprehensively beaten by St Faithleachs ant the weekend.

Ladies notes

Many thanks to Joe Simon, Home, Garden & Build and Beat The Bounce Bouncy castles  & Jump Street for their sponsorship of training tops for the U16 team.

U16's  Div 1A FINAL
v's Clann na nGael is on
Tues 13th Nov in
Tarmonbarry @7:30pm.

Minor Ladies play St. Brigids in the Div 2 Final on Sunday 18th November @ 3pm also in Tarmonbarry.

Best wishes to both teams and management  in the finals.  Please support the girls.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Update 5th November

There was no winner of this week's Club jackpot of €7,100. €20 winners were Joe Simon, Padraig Clarke and Sarah Jane Kenny. The numbers drawn were 2,9,15,22. Next week's draw  in Clarkes.

The under 20 team got their season up and running against a very strong St. Kevin's Castlerea. The team was as follows.R. Kearney,
A. O'Connor, A. Simon, M. Kennedy,
T. Henry, R. Conroy, J. Moran (0-02).
J. Bolger (0-06), L. Casey,
T. Regan , L. Garvin, D. Battles,
K. Morris, C. Deery (1-02), S. Mullins.
M. McGrath for Mullins (42 mins)
They now face St. Faithleach's next Sunday at 12 pm in Ballyleague.
Many thanks to all who helped out in the Park for that game on Sunday.

Ladies notes
Well done to the U16's who are through to the Division 1A Co Final. They beat a very strong Elphin /Kilmore team in the semi final. Well done to the girls and management. The final will be next weekend v's either St. Brigids or Clann naGael.  Details tbc.

The Minors play St. Brigids in the co. final on Sunday 18th November at 3pm in Tarmonbarry.

Congrats to David Mc Kenna a member of the Carrick Hurling team which claimed a Connacht title at the weekend

Careers Advisory Evening at Boyle GAA Club, (Friday November 9th at 8.30 pm in the club house and all welcome).
Boyle GAA are planning a Careers Evening on Friday 9th November at 8.30pm in the GAA club house. This is a new initiative offering our young players and their friends in the Community an opportunity to hear about College life and apprenticeships and the trials and tribulations of further education and training.

Our own locals who have tread the paths will be there to answer any questions, and we hope the evening will inform, inspire and give the opportunity to young people to hear more about further education and training-the varied routes /colleges chosen /challenges / and career options that are available to them.

Boyle GAA invite all 15-18 year olds and their parents (if they wish) to come along and hear the short presentations from a variety of professional and skilled young people who have chosen different career paths.

The unknown for many can bring excitement, but for others fear, thus hearing about college, apprenticeships and opportunities from those that have pursued these routes, will encourage our young people to aspire to achieve their full potential in their chosen career/interests.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Update 29th October

There was no winner of this week's club lotto? numbers  4  21  22  23
€20 winners to joe mcdermott, mick o dowd, esther mullen
next week draw takes place in The Stairs, jackpot €7000

Reminder : The Clubs AGM takes place at 7pm Sunday the 2nd of December. This is an opportunity to have your say on the future of the club

Monthly Executive meeting at 8 30 pm on Thursday. Last meeting before AGM so a full attendance anticipated

Thanks to the Club members who facilitated the staging  of the u 12  clash between Strokestown and Tulsk on Saturday in Abbey Park

In ladies notes:
U16 Division 1 semi final v's Elphin/Kilmore in the Abbey Park on Saturday November 3rd. Time tbc.

Minor Championship Final v's St. Brigids on Sunday 11th November. Details tbc.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Update 22nd October

There was no winner of this weeks club lotto jackpot of €6,800. The numbers drawn were 2,5,26&28. €20 winners were Luke Tahney, Emer Sweeney and Mickey Gaffney. Next weeks draw will take place in Dodds Bar.
It was a disappointing end to a quite successful year over all for this years Junior team. Having secured promotion to Division 4 league they faced St. Josephs in the final on Saturday. Boyle had a big squad to pick from and started with a strong team. Ill discipline and the conceding of too many goals left the job all to hard to the well coached defensive side of St. Josephs. Unfortunately there was to be no silverware collected on this occasion. Thanks to Stephen, Kevin and Micheal for there work and dedication throughout the year.
Many thanks to the Club members who assisted with parking, catering, preparation of pitch, scoreboard, lotto sales and clean up on Saturday also.

Elsewhere, The new lotto sales teams rota is being compiled and will come into operation on the 3 rd of November  The lotto is the Clubs primary source of income.  It would be great to get some new sellers.   The time involved is two hours every thirteen weeks.  And the night itself is very sociable and enjoyable.  So if you would like to  get involved please contact James O Boyle on086 8526329
Date for your diary. Club AGM at pm on Sunday the 9 th of December 7 pm

In ladies notes
Details of the Minor Championship Final  & U16 ladies  Championship Semi final tbc.

In lads notes
The curtain comes down on Boyle underage season, with all age groups performing brilliantly over the season. Both U12 teams reached their respective semi finals. U14s although no silverware had a great season reaching Feile semi final and finalist in Division 1 championship. U16s finished of their season in style by clinching the Shield Division 1 title.

The Minors capped of a great year on Friday when they put in an awesome performance by beating Kilbride with 4-18 to 0-6 to win the Division 3 Championship and won all their encounters bar 2 throughout the winter and summer competitions.  Well done to all underage players and coaches what was a great year and we look forward to next season.