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.