Sunday, June 9, 2019

Update 10th June

Our Cooney Motors sponsored Junior team will be in action this coming Saturday evening, away to St. Josephs at 8pm.'

The Version 1 boys U 12 Division 5 team lost to St.Barry's on the scoreline of  0.12 to 0.06.

The U 12 girls were also unfortunately beaten by Strokestown on the scoreline 0.12 to 0.05. 

Boyle GAA wishes to extend sympathies to Club President , Barry Feely on the passing of his brother Joe. May he rest in peace. 

Monday, June 3, 2019

Update 4th June

There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,000. The numbers drawn in lotto were 2 4 11 and 29. Next weeks jackpot is €10100. the winner of the Connacht final weekend away was Johnjoe Queenan Cloonloo.

Boyle Cooney Motors sponsored Juniors lost to Roscommon Gaels B in Lisnamult on Friday night at 8pm. Boyle played very well in the first half, leading at half time. However Roscommon Gaels scored 4 goals in the second half with the scoreline finishing Boyle 12pts, Roscommon Gaels 5.03. The team was as follows, P Lavin, A Sharkey, J Cox, C McGee, C Beirne, Marc O Connor,  A O Connor, S Tonry, B Kerins, J Suffin, R Hannon, T Regan, K Morris, C Goldrick, Mark O Connor with D O Driscoll, M Lavin, K Kelly, R Flannagan, J Moran, A Simon, S Mullin.

On Saturday The McGovern Directional Drilling Senior Men faced neighbours Western Gaels in Frenchpark on Saturday evening in Round 7 of the Division 1 League.

Both teams scored point on point in the opening minutes, neither wanting to concede without a follow attack. Western Gaels then began to drift ahead as the game increased in physicality. Following repercussions of a hard knock, Flanagan was replaced by Sharkey early on which was a blow for the full back line. Gaels ticked the scoreboard along, taking their points and putting the ball in the back of the net just before half time. Half time score, Boyle - 0:04 to Western Gaels - 1:11.

The opening minutes of the second half saw another goal for Gaels however knowing that a comeback was required Boyle began to chip away at their lead. Goldrick replaced Kane and immediately received a free which sailed over the posts. A. O’Connor replaced Hanmore who had played a role in breaking ball in midfield. Shortly after this substitution, and Gaels player Gill received a second yellow and was sent off. Boyle was energised after being gifted space to create further opportunities and McKenna made a great run for a free and smashed the ball in the back of net with a belter. This goal allowed the lads to lift their play and it was followed by points from McKeon, McKenna, Goldrick and O’Donoghue leaving the full time score, Boyle 1:14 to Western Gaels 2:16.

Team: R. Kearney, M. O’Connor, C. Flanagan (replaced by A. Sharkey 24mins), A. Simon, Killian Cox, R. Hanmore (C - replaced by A. O’Connor 47mins), E. McGrath, Kieran Cox, T. McKenna (1:01), J. Moran, C. McKeon (0:04 -4f), D. East (0:01), M. O’Donoghue (0:02), S. Kane (0:01, replaced by C. Goldbrick 39mins 0:05 - 2f) and S. Purcell.

The Moylurg Inn sponsored Intermediate team lost to Kilglass Sunday afternoon on the scoreline of 2.13 to 4.10. Having worked hard in the first half and being ahead at half time but I was not to be on this occasion. Team R Duffy, S Kerins, N Beirne, A Mullins, M McKeon, S Wynne, M Brogan, I king, S Cull, S Meehan, M Ward, G Flannagan, A Feely, K Harrington and D McLoughin with C Naughton and R Duggan. 

U14 Division 1 Shield Final (boys)
Boyle 4:06 (18) - Western Gaels 4:07 (19)
Western Gaels win by 1 point.

What a game but sadly Boyle lose out on the Div 1 Shield on slim 1 point margin. The game ebbed and flowed from throw in. These lads did us proud on the night.

Boyle GAA Penalty King Crowned! A brilliant day was had down in Abbey Park Saturday afternoon when 50 worthy contenders slugged it out to see who’d be crowned Boyle GAA Penalty King. 

The organisation that went into this event was a huge feat as 12 rounds of penalty face offs took place. Every contender got two shots at the crown with a back-door system in place right up to the ¼ finals.  

The early stages of competition saw all four goals being used - both on the main and practice pitch, and there was plenty to keep the supporters entertained. 

Bidding to stop the shot takers were top goal keepers, Senior man Rob Kearney, Boyle Celtics Kyle Suffin, Young U16 shot stopper Sean Garvin, Mark O’Connor, Thomas McGarty and Patrick McTiernan. The men standing between the uprights had their work cut as the quality of penalties was outstanding. The entries were from U14’s right up to senior men and women and a few celebrities, all hoping for a moment of glory. 

With the competition being ran over the two pitches it was hard to keep up with all of the action. There were plenty of highlights but a few worth mentioning: the dubious illegal use of steel toe boots by Pacelli Mc Dermot, the pairing of father and son Eugene and Mark Haligan, the performance of Kate Harrington, Frankie Feighan going toe to toe with Megan McKeon, brother v brother when the two Henry lads Tiernan and Oran came face to face in the later stages, and when neighbourhood bragging rights were up for grabs as Cian Smith and Niall O’Donnell went head to head. 

The shootout came down to Cian Smith and Dessie Bernie, with the Shannon Gaels man coming out on top. A huge thanks goes to all the volunteers involved in this event and the Feile committee as over €1000 was raised in aid of the 2019 Feile team.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Update 27th May

Tulsk Lord Edwards were unable to field a team and so were forced to concede the points to the Cooney Motors Limited Junior Team on Sunday. 

The U14 Girls had a great win over Eire Og on Thursday - 4:20 to 0:11.

Cooney Motors U14's had a very impressive win in their Sheild Semi final clash against Clan Na Gael.  They led from start and put up a big score on the Abbey Park score board. They now face local rivals Western Gaels in the Final on Thursday in Elphin at 7:00 pm 


U14 Div 1 Shield Semi final Boyle beat Clann Na Gael


May Monday 27th
U12 Div 2 Version 1 Boyle v St Croans 7:00 pm Abbey Park 

May Wednesday 29th 
U12 Div 5 Version 1 St Ronans v Boyle 7:00 pm  Kilronan Park

May Thursday 30th 
U14 Div Shield Boyle v Western Gaels 7:00 pm Enfield 

U12 Div 2 Version 1 Boyle Shannon Gaels 7:00 pm Abbey Park 

June Sunday 2nd
U14 Div 5 Version 1 Boyle v St Aidans 11:00 am Abbey Park.


The Boyle GAA lotto jackpot will reach €10,000 on Saturday the 1st of June. To coincide with and to mark the event there will be a special draw for two tickets to the Connacht Fjnal  ,with over night accomodation and evening meal in The Harbour Hotel on the 15 th of June     Envelopes are available in the shops and pubs in Boyle and from committee members
The draw will take place in The Patrick’s Well. Tickets available from the usual outlets. 

The club would like to thank and congratulate all club members who represented Boyle in a host of county games over the weekend, well done to all. 

Monday, May 20, 2019

Update 20th May


The McGovern Directional Drilling Senior Team played Fuerty in Round Six of the League on Saturday evening. Boyle came out with their fourth win of the season on the scoreline: Boyle 2-10 to Fuerty 1-11. 

Boyle: Robert Kearney, Aaron Sharkey, Conor Flanagan, Adam O’Connor, Killian Cox, Marc O’Connor (1-01), Tadhg McKenna (0-02), Ryan Finneran (1-01), Kieran Cox, Conor Tivnan, Colin Goldrick (0-04), Dylan East (0-01), Jack Moran (0-01), Ben Keirns, Sean Purcell (0-01).

Subs: Brian Furey for Keirns (Half Time); Mark O’Donohue for Tivnan (44mins); Roch Hanmore for Kieran Cox (47mins) & Adam Simon for Sharkey (61mins).

The U14 Girls won their game versus St Croans on a scoreline of 2-05 to 0-06 but unfortunately their game versus Castlerea will need to be rescheduled.

Ballinameen forfeited their game versus the U12 Girls.

The U12 Version 1 sponsored Boys A game versus Shannon Gaels was postponed. They were unlucky to lose their game versus Kilbride during the week.

The U12 Version 1 sponsored Boys B Team had a great win over Elphin on Sunday morning. The game finished on a scoreline of 10-6. This team also won their game versus Western Gaels during the week 14-6.



The Cooney Motors Junior Men play Tulsk Lord Edwards on Saturday, May 25 at 7pm in Boyle.

The Cooney Motor U14 Boys play in the Division 1 Shield Semi-Final against Clann Na Gael on Thursday, May 23 at 7pm in the Abbey Park.

The U14 Girls are also out on Thursday and play Eire Og away at 7pm. 



The Club wishes Daire Cregg a speedy recovery from the injury he sustained during the Roscommon Under 17 Championship match against Galway. Daire, along with his brother Oisin and cousin Cathal Feely contributed handsomely to the Rossies great win over the Tribesmen. All in the Club look forward to seeing Daire back to his great form in the near future.

Sinead Glennon, member of the Senior Ladies team, was on the panel for the Roscommon Ladies Connacht Intermediate Championship game versus Leitrim. The ladies won the game well and secured their place in the Final. 

Aisling Feely and Isabelle King represented Boye on the Roscommon U16 Girls A1 Connacht Final versus Leitrim on Sunday in Ballyhaunis. Both girls have been strong forces for both the underage and Senior Ladies Club. Roscommon beat Leitrim by 2.27 to 3.07 with Isabelle at full back and Aisling at full forward, congratulations to the girls.


Members from the Boyle GAA Executive attended a presentation on the One Club concept last week from St Dominic’s members in what was a very informative talk on the direction of Boyle GAA's future.

Finally, we hope that all of the boys and girls that made their First Holy Communion in Boyle on Saturday shared a special day with their friends and family. 

Monday, May 13, 2019

Update 13th May

The Cooney Motors sponsored Junior team took on St Faithleachs second team on Saturday evening last in the Abbey Park. Boyle with a weakened panel compared to previous outings worked hard through out the game against a yonger pacier Faithleachs team. Boyle went in at half time down by 5 which could have been a lot worse thanks to a great goal line save from Declan McGovern. Faithleachs got out of the blocked quicker in the second half and rattled the net shortly after the throw in. Boyle battled hard in the second half and bought the score difference back to 4 at one stage but eventually ran out second best on the scoreline of Boyle 0.09 st Faithleachs 1.11. Boyle team; D. McGovern, C Horan, C Boylan, A Sharkey, T Regan, R Hannon, C Beirne, C Flannagan, S Tonry, B Kerins, S Kane, M Tormey, L Casey, C Goldrick, S Spellman with K Morris, P Lavin and S Mullen.

The Moylurg Inn sponsored Senior Ladies had a great win over Castlerea this weekend which allowed them to take home the Division 3 League Shield.

Boyle quickly took advantage with a collection of attacks but after a string of missed opportunities they led marginally at the break. Half-time Score: Boyle - 3.05 to Castlerea - 2.03. 

They took control in the second half after a tense few moments in which they only lead by 2points, and they continued to add to their lead as fresh legs entered the game. After a break for an injured player to be assessed the heads were switched on once again and some quick scores sealed the game for Boyle. Final Score: Boyle - 7.09 to Castlerea - 4.07.

The Club wishes Megan Kelly of the opposition the very best for a quick recovery.

Starting (13 per side): R. Duffy, S. Keirns, S. Wynne, M. Brogan, S. Keenehan (C), A. Mullins, I. King, R. Cox, G. Flanagan, S. Meehan (1.02), D. McLoughlin, S. Glennon (4.02) & K. Harrington (1.03 - 1f).

Subs: S. Keenehan (2nd half), D. Finneran, R. Duggan (2nd half), C. McQuaid, N. Davis, K. Garvan, N. Beirne, R. Wynne M. McKeon (2nd half), E. Scally, A. Feely (1st half - 1.01) & C. Sheeran.

The Lannon Motors boys U16 team clinched the Division 1 shield in fine style in Orchard Park Elphin last Wednesday  evening. Boyle 2:11 Kilmore/st Ronans/ Shannon Geals 2.03. Here two teams had meet previous in the league in what was a tight contest which ended a 7 point a piece draw. From the off on Wednesday in looked like it wouldn't be a re occurance of the same low score line. Both teams rattled the net in the first half in a very open free flowing game. In the second half Boyle seemed to have more in the tank and were able to keep the oppositions key players quite for most periods of the half. In what was a great evenings football the u 16s won what we hope is not their only piece of silverware of the year. Congratulations to team and management.

Boyle U 16 team

1 Sean Garvin
2 Joseph Coyle          
3 Kevin Byrne
4 Mark Halligan
5 Daniel Casey
6 Oisin Cregg
7 Eden Kerins
8 Oisin Sheerin
9 Conor Mc Pherson
10 Gavin O Connor
11 Luke McGrath
12 Conor Kelly
13 Brian O Connor
14 David Duggan
15 Niall O Donnell
17 Oran Henry
18 Gregg Nutly.

And finally a reminder, A presentation on the One Club concept will take place at 9 pm in the Clubrooms on Monday the 13 th May.  It will be facilitated by Geraldine Beattie and David O Connor from the St Dominic’s Club
All invited to attend. 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Update 6th May

Our McGovern Directional Drilling sponsored senior team were victorious over Michael Glaveys on Saturday evening on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-11. Boyle started bright in a match that was to be played with out their county stars. Both team traded scores and on ply one point separated the teams at half time. Both teams again traded points in the second half until Dylan East hit the net after some good work from Seamus Kane. Kane also got a goal himself later in the match from the penalty spot after Tadgh McKenna got pulled down in the square. Boyle closed out the match well and never looked in bother for the final result. Next up is Furety on May 8th.
Scorers: S. Kane (1-08), D. East (1-00), T. McKenna (0-02), J. Moran (0-01), S. Purcell (0-01)
Boyle Team: R. Kearney, G. Gilmartin, C. Flanagan, A. Simon, K. Cox, M. O'Connor, T. McKenna, R. Finneran, R. Hanmore,  D. East, S. Kane, C. Tivnan, J. Moran, B. Kerins, S. Purcell. 
Subs: A. Sharkey for Gilmartin (34 mins), C. Goldrick for Kerins (46), B. Furey (52), A. O'Connor for Moran (61).

Underage Boys
The James lannon on sponsored u 16s once again took on Roscommon Geals in a shield semi final in Abbey Park on Wednesday. In some great individual performance and a great team performance over all Boyle ran out winners on the score line of 3.03 to 3.09. Team ; S Garvin, J Coyle, K Wright, M Halligan, D Casey, O Cregg, K Byrne, O Sheeran, C McPherson, G O Connor, L Mc Garth, C Kelly, N O Donnell, D Duggan and B O Connor, with O Henry and G Nulty. They now face Shannon Geals/Kilmore/St Ronans in the shield final provisionally fixed for Thursday 9th of May 

The U16 Girls defeated Elphin / Kilmore in the Gannon Eggs and Poultry sponsored Division 1B League Final held in Tarmonbarry on Bank Holiday Sunday. 
The first half was closely contested but Boyle lead at the break by a goal: Boyle - 2.04 to Elphin / Kilmore - 1.04. Boyle dominated in the second half taking control of the game with a string of well worked scores which were left unanswered.

Final score:
Boyle - 4.15
Elphin / Kilmore - 1.05

Team: P. Ewing, T. Sheridan, I. King (0.01), T. Casey, H. Caldbeck, B. Deane, K. Cullen, N. Brogan (0.03), A. Feely (3.08-1f), G. Rooney, H. Keirns (C - 0.01), S. Casey, C. Brogan, K. Hatter, A. Lennon. Subs: E. Scally, A. Healy (60mins), L. Keenan, A. Wynne (60mins), C. Sheerin (60mins), C. O’Dowd (60mins), C. Cregg (HT - 1.02).

Boyle GAA Club extends condolences to Barry Lowe, senior team mentor; Tadhg Lowe, former senior player; and Stephanie Lowe, former Ladies player, on the passing of Mrs Attracta Lowe. At dheis De go raibh a h-anam dilis. 

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Update April 29th

Boys underage;

National Automation and FAAC Minors had an impressive win last week. There was a change to original fixture as that their opponents Kilglass/St Barrys conceded late on in the day. St Aidans obliged by bringing forward their fixture against Boyle. Boyle were in control from the start and there was some sublime points being scored by our lads. The lads ran out clear winners on a dark evening in Abbey Park to win the game 2-18 to 1-07. Well done lads and coaches.

 Tough luck to the U14 boys, who were narrowly beaten by Western Gaels in Frenchpark last week. Western Gaels started the brightest and registered a very early goal to put Boyle under pressure for the rest of the first half. Western  Gaels went in at half time with a 5 point lead. Boyle came out at half time a better team and steadied their ship. Boyle got themselves on level terms and then led by point in the mid way stages of the 2nd half. Both teams traded the lead for the rest of game, but Gaels shaded it in the end with a slim one point margin in this division 1 encounter. Western Gaels 3-04  Boyle 1-09.

Minor Division 2 League 
National Automation Boyle  2-18 St Aidans 1-07 

Minors Boyle v Kilglass/St. Barrys 
Conceded by Kilglass/St. Barrys

U14 Division 1 League 
Western Gaels 3-04 Cooney Motors Boyle 1-09

U12 Division 2 League 
Version 1 Boyle beaten by Elphin 

 U12 Division 5 
Version 1 Boyle 7-10 Roscommon Gaels 2-3
U14 Division 1 League Thursday 2nd
Cooney Motors Boyle v St Dominics 7:30pm Abbey Park 

U12 Division 2 League Sunday 5th
Version 1 Boyle v Western Gaels 11am Frenchpark

The Senior Ladies won their League Semi-Final in Ballyleague at the weekend earning their place in the League Final which is to be played on May 11.

Boyle were off to a good start but their efforts were matched by their strong counterparts. The bench made great impact and the halftime score was left at: Boyle 3.05 - St. Faithleachs 2.05. 
Boyle did damage early on in the second half and the outfits confidence grew seeing them out on top at the final whistle: Boyle - 9.08 to St Faithleachs 4.07

R. Duffy
S. Wynne
A. Mullins
R. Duggan 
S. Keenehan (C)
M. Brogan
R. Cox
D. McLoughlin (1.00)
M. McKeon (1.01)
S. Meehan (1.00)
G. Flanagan
S. Glennon (2.01)
K. Harrington (3.06 - 0.05 from frees)

A. Feely (2.00) for D. McLoughlin; I. King for R. Duggan and S. Keirns for Suzie Keenehan.

Best of luck to Boyle Club representatives part of the Roscommon LGFA Minor Team and Managemet - Maeve Brogan, Kate Harrington, Megan McKeon, Saoirse Wynne and Kieran McKeon. They will play the Connacht A Minor Final on Monday, May 6 V Galway.’

Reminder about Girls U8 and U10 training commencing on friday, May 3rd at 5.30 in Abbey Park.

Finally, Boyle GAA Club extends its deepest sympathies to the Mc Crann family on the sad passing of Sandra
Sandra was  a dedicated member of a lotto team for many years and an avid supporter of Brian and Jakes teams.   Her friendship, lively wit and can do attitude   will be remembered with great fondness
Ar dheis De go raibh a h- anam dilis.