Sunday, May 24, 2020

Boyle GAA COVID 1900km Challenge 

Background: As our club activities are currently suspended, Boyle GAA decided to launch a fundraising campaign in aid of the local Brothers of Charity, to get people moving and to raise funds for a local worthwhile cause. Our aim was to ask people to firstly donate to the gofundme page (www.gofundme.com/f/boyles-covid-1900-km-challenge), and thereafter track the distance of any walk/run made during the month of May. You only need to donate once. Jackie Valentine is the club coordinator, and the distance walked/run is sent to her by text (086 320 0915). The distance will not be added to the total unless at least one donation to the gofundme page is made. Our target was to run/walk 1900km collectively in May.

Update: Boyle GAA has easily surpassed the target and as of the 22nd May we have exercised for a total of 3,338 km, raising €3,349.00 for the Brothers of Charity! Thanks so much to everyone who has donated so far for what is a very worthwhile cause. Let's keep this great work up and please continue to spread the word about the fundraising challenge. It’s not to late to join in, as we've decided to set two further targets to achieve. Let's try to get to 4,000 km collectively in the month of May and raise €4,000 for the Brothers of Charity!

Remember - we're here to help!

Boyle GAA is a volunteer organisation of the Roscommon COVID-19 community response forum. If you need anything during this difficult period please call 1800 200 727 and hopefully we'll be able to help. For further details see: http://www.roscommoncoco.ie/en/Services/COVID-19-Services-Updates/Community-Supports/Community-Support-Helpline/

Lotto

On Sunday night Boyle GAA held a draw online for the annual lotto members which presided over by two of our club senior players - Cian McKeon and Conor Flanagan. The two prizes of €150 each were won by Stephen Bohan and Ann Roddy. Well done to both and thanks again to our annual lotto members. 

Condolences

Boyle GAA would like to express condolences to Liam Kerins on the recent passing of his sister Mary Carew from Ballymote. May she rest in peace.


Sunday, May 17, 2020

Update 18th May

Boyle GAA Covid 1900km Challenge Update
As our club activities are currently suspended, Boyle GAA decided to launch a fundraising campaign in aid of the local Brothers of Charity, to get people moving and to raise funds for a local worthwhile cause. Our aim was to ask people to firstly donate to the gofundme page (www.gofundme.com/f/boyles-covid-1900-km-challenge), and thereafter track the distance of any walk/run made during the month of May. You only need to donate once. Jackie Valentine is the club coordinator, and the distance walked/run is sent to her by text (086 320 0915). The distance will not be added to the total unless at least one donation to the gofundme page is made. Our target was to run/walk 1900km collectively in May.

Well after 2 weeks into our monthly challenge, Boyle GAA have easily surpassed the target and as of the 15th May we have exercised for a total of 2594.23 km, raising €3,094.00 for the Brothers of Charity! Thanks so much to everyone who has donated so far for what is a very worthwhile cause. Let's keep this great work up and please continue to spread the word about the fundraising challenge. It’s not to late to join in, as we've decided to set two further targets to achieve. Let's try to get to 4,000 km collectively in the month of May and raise €4,000 for the Brothers of Charity!

Remember - we're here to help!

Boyle GAA are a volunteer organisation of the Roscommon COVID-19 community response forum. If you need anything during this difficult period please call 1800 200 727 and hopefully we'll be able to help. For further details see: http://www.roscommoncoco.ie/en/Services/COVID-19-Services-Updates/Community-Supports/Community-Support-Helpline/

Lotto

Boyle GAA will hold a draw for the annual lotto members this week, with two prizes of €150 each. We'll update you on the Results of this through our social media channels.

Congratulations

Finally, congratulations to Cian and Michelle Smith on the birth of baby Grace!


Monday, April 20, 2020

Update 20th April


The Abbey Park, which is usually a hive of activity at this time of year, lies silent. Passing by it now it is easy to recall many great memories, and as it basks in this glorious weather it prompts us to now remember those that that have passed on.


We therefore extend our condolences to the McKenna family on the sad and tragic passing of Ciara.

Further, we remember Edwin "Junior" Dooley who graced the pitch with such aplomb as a player in the late sixties and seventies.

Finally we extend our sympathy to our neighbours St. Ronans on the passing of Canon Peadar Lavin (An tAthair Peadar Ó Láimhin), who passed away peacefully recently. He was well known as our Parish Priest and as the former principal at St. Mary’s College in Boyle. He is fondly remembered and will be sadly missed. Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Update 6th April


Condolences from all at Boyle GAA to the Connelly family and Creggs club, on the recent sad passing of former Roscommon player Conor Connelly. The flag was flown at half-mast in the Abbey Park as a mark of respect. Ar dheis Dè go raibh a anam.

As per Croke Park guidelines, club facilities continue to remain closed due to Covid-19. Boyle GAA are a volunteer organisation of the Roscommon Covid-19 community response forum. If you need anything during this difficult period please call 1800 200 727 and hopefully we'll be able to help. 

And finally on a happier note, congratulations to Karl and Eadaoin Keenan on the birth of their baby daughter Róisín. 

Monday, March 16, 2020

Update 16th March


The GAA, An Cumann Camógaíochta and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association have suspended all activity at club, county, and educational levels until March 29 due to Covid-19.

This is to include all games, training and team gatherings at all ages and all grades. As such, there is very little activity to report this week!

Lotto:
This week's lotto draw did take place on Sunday night, albeit behind closed doors in the clubhouse and was posted online.

The numbers drawn were: 7, 16, 23 and 31. 

There was no winner of the jackpot. The weekly prize winners were: Vincent McDonagh and Jonathan and Niamh Wynne.  

There will be no Lotto draw until further notice.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Update 9th March

Senior Club:
The Cooney Motors/ Cooney's Centra sponsored Boyle Junior team got their Division Four League campaign underway with a home game on Sunday v  St. Michael's first team. The team lost a hard-fought battle against their local rivals on a scoreline of 0-13 to 2-10. Some poor shot selection let the home side down in the first half but there were a lot of encouraging signs. If our junior team continue with the same effort they showed Sunday and improve concentration levels, they should build on last year's successful campaign. The team was:
1 Kyle Sweeney
2 Adam Simon
3 Conor Boylan 
4 Jonny Regan
5 Ben Kerins
6 Colin Goldrick 
7 Tomas Demeter
8 Jim Suffin
9 Cathal Feely
10 Conor Tivnan 
11 Kelvin Morris
12 Jack Moran
13 Michael Tormey
14 Tiernan Henry
15 Declan McGovern 
with Sean Mullins and Liam McKeon both coming on in the second half.

Minor Club:
Thanks to Roscommon captain Enda Smith who made medal presentations to the 2019 U12 Division 5 League and Championship winners, and the U13 Feile Division 2 winners from January on Saturday evening in the club rooms. This was a well attended event and we hope the lads continue to build on their recent success. 

Ladies Club:
In the U16 League, the Boyle v St Barry's game scheduled for Sunday was postponed. 

Lotto:
The numbers drawn in the lotto draw on Saturday night were Draw 1: 22, 21, 12, 19 and Draw 2: 19, 17, 11, 21. There was no jackpot winner. The weekly winners were Seamus Cooney, James Hannon and Jimmy McGee. Next week’s jackpot is €4100, and the draw will be held in the Moylurg.

Registration is now due for all players and will be taken up on next Friday evening March 13th, 6.30pm to 8.30pm in Club Room.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Update 2nd March


Senior Club:
Roscommon had a good win over Westmeath on Sunday on a score line of 1-16 to 0-12, and our Boyle GAA representatives - Enda Smith (0-01); Cian McKeon (0-01) and Donie Smith (0-05, 0-04f) all made telling contributions. Evan McGrath was named as a substitute. The next game for Roscommon is away to Armagh on Saturday 14th March at 6.30 pm.

The Cooney Motors/ Cooney's Centra sponsored Boyle Junior team get their Division Four League campaign underway next Sunday at 1 pm with a home game to St. Michaels.

The monthly club meeting for members will take place on Thursday 5th March at 8.30 pm in the club rooms.

Minor Club:
The minor game v St. Brigids was postponed at the weekend.

Roscommon captain Enda Smith will make medal presentations to the 2019 U12 Division 5 League and Championship winners, and the U13 Feile Division 2 winners from January, at 7pm this coming Saturday in the club rooms.

Ladies Club:
Both of the following games were postponed on Sunday:
• Adult Ladies League V Shannon Gaels.
• U16 League V Oran.

In the U16 League, Boyle now play St Barry's next Sunday 8th March in the Abbey Park at 4 pm. 

Lotto:
The club lotto draw was postponed on Saturday night due to stormy weather conditions. Next Saturday night we are back in the Moylurg and we will be doing two draws with our jackpot increasing to €4100. This means next weekend you have two chances to win, with an entry just €2 or 3 entries for €5!