Monday, August 19, 2019

Update 19th August

Our McGovern Directional Drilling Senior Men played their first game in the 2019 Senior Championship on Saturday versus Padraig Pearses. It was the second game of a double header held in Abbey Park.

Boyle opened this heavily physical game well with D. Smith popping the first point on the board, but Pearses were quick on their toes with retaliation scoring 5 points before East answering with our second. With that point came several attacking bursts from the lads which saw them add another unanswered 6 (both Smiths and McKeon) before half time. HT - Boyle 0:08 - Pearses 0:05.

A game of two halves, both in team strength, and in weather, the crowds struggled to find shelter with a downpour that left the pitch greasy while tensions started to rise. There were many passionate supporters on the sideline who attempted to drive the lads on in these tough conditions, especially as the gap on the scoreboard grew smaller. Two frees from D. Smith and McKeon kept Boyle ahead until the 21min when the deciding ball crossed the line of our goals. Boyle put pressure on and continued to attack but unfortunately the offensive plays were blocked by blanket defence. With a quick turnover and minimal defenders in our half came another goal for Pearses which sealed their win. 

Full time McGovern Directional Drilling Senior Men 0:11 - Padraig Pearses 2:10.

Team: R. Kearney, K. Cox, C. Flanagan, E. McGrath, T. McKenna, S. Purcell, R. Finneran, R. Hanmore, E. Smith (0:01), D. East (0:01), C. McKeon (0:03 - 1f), J. Suffin, D. Smith (0:05 - 1f), M. O’Donoghue, C. Goldrick.

Subs: K. Cox for R. Hanmore, S. Kane for C. Goldrick, M. Hanmore (0:01) for D. East, M. O’Connor for M O Donoghue.

The McGovern Directional Drilling Senior Men meet Clann na nGael in the second round of the Senior Championship in the first of a double header in Ballyleague on Saturday, August 24.

Meanwhile in ladies football
The Club would like to note it’s thanks to the contribution of Club players involved in the Roscommon Senior Ladies team - Sinead Glennon, Roisin & Saoirse Wynne, who were on the Roscommon Intermediate Ladies team that unfortunately lost to Meath on Saturday in the All-Ireland Semi Final.

Moylurg Inn sponsored Senior Ladies meet St. Brigids in the Intermediate Championship in Abbey Park on Saturday, August 24 at 7pm.
The u14 girls just won their semi final against Oran on a scoreline of 2-09 to 0-8 pts which was their championship semi-final. The final fixture is yet to be confirmed.

In boys underage, our minors took on Elphin Ballinameen in the Abbey Park, Tuesday evening last. Although struggling with numbers again through injuries and holidays a Boyle Minor team consisting of 7 u 16s lost on the score line of 1.10 to 3.14.

Fixtures: 24th Saturday, U14 Division 1 Championship Boyle v Clann Na Gael 16:00 Abbey Park, U12 Division 5 Summer League Western Gaels v Boyle 12:00 French Park

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Update 12th August

The McGovern Directional Drilling Senior Men met St Faithleach’s in the last game of their League campaign on Sunday. Faithleach’s had the pleasure of playing with the wind on their home turf in the first half and quickly started racking up the points. They had scored 7 times before we added to the board with a low and hard goal from M. O’Donoghue. Towards the end of the first half G. Gilmartin, who was just back to form was unfortunately forced off by injury, B. Furey took his place. At half time it was 1:00 - 0.08. The second half started with more promise as we saw C. Goldrick sail a free over the bar. Shortly after J. Suffin and J. Moran replaced R. Finneran and M. O’Connor. With each point we claimed back (J. Moran & M. Hanmore) Faithleach’s answered and after some rough and tumble it was left at Boyle 1.04 - St. Faithleach’s 1.11.

R. Kearney, G. Gilmartin, C. Flanagan, K. Cox, B. Keirns, E. McGrath, T. McKenna, R. Finneran, K. Cox, M. Hanmore (0.01), M. O’Connor, D. East, M. O’Donoghue (1.00), C. Beirne & C. Goldrick (0.02f)

Subs: B. Furey for G. Gilmartin, J. Suffin for R. Finneran and J. Moran (0.01) for M. O’Connor

The Senior Men now shift their focus to the Championship which kicks off next weekend. The first round sees them paired with Pádraig Pearses in Abbey Park at 7.15pm on Saturday, August 17. 


Boyle National Automation Minors got their 1st  win in the 2nd round of games in the Division 2 Championship. Boyle travelled to Ballyforan as they took on their host St Aidans. St Aidans started the brightest as with only a minute on the clock got the 1st point of the game. Soon  afterwards St Aidans scored another point without answer from Boyle. Boyle got into their stride to pull level with two points each. Both teams traded points to keep the game tight early on. St Aidans registered the first goal in game to give them a small bit of daylight with 5 points in difference mid way through the 1st half. Boyle upped their game and started to put the points over and with a converted penalty saw them lead the game at half time by 3 points. Boyle came out the 2nd half as did finish the 1st and started to keep their side of scoreboard ticking over. St Aidans got their 2nd goal of the game mid way through the 2nd half against the run of play. Boyle kept their heads and won the tie 1:17 to 2:7. Next up for the Minors is a local derby against neighbour's  Elphin\Ballinameen on Tuesday in Abbey Park in their match of Div 2 Championship.
Minor Division 2 Championship 
St Aidans 2:7 National Automation 1:17
Tuesday 13th Minor Division 2 Championship
National Automation Boyle v Elphin\Ballinameen 7:00 PM Abbey Park

There is strong demand for seats on Boyle GAA Club’s Social Initiative trip to the upcoming National Ploughing Championships in Carlow. The trip is taking place on Wednesday 18th September. Seats will be allocated on the Club Rossie bus on a first-come-first-served basis. This promises to be a very enjoyable day out so it is imperative that those wishing to travel make their booking early to avoid disappointment. Detail may be obtained from Martin Dolan (086 2413529) or Barry Lowe (086 8545492).

Finally, Boyle GAA extends sincere sympathies to player David Callaghan and the Callaghan  family on the untimely passing of Gerry. Gerry was a loyal supporter of the Club, especially of the Senior team as he followed them the length and breadth of the county. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. 

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Update 5th August

The Cooney Motors sponsored Junior team took on Tulsk in a division 4 league religation play off, after winning well at half time Boyle won out the match on a score line of 4.9 to 3.8. Championship group stages are now set for the first week in September.

The U16 Div 1 Championship National Automation Boyle 1-9 Padraig Pearses 3-14, Boyle fought hard in this game and through injuries etc had limited numbers against what was a physically strong Pearses team. 
TheU14 Div 1 Championship Cooney Motors Boyle Roscommon Gaels 3-9 Boyle 3-5                 Fixtures: Thursday 8th Minor Division 2 St Aidans v National Automation Boyle 7:00 pm Ballyforan.
Best wishes to Minor player Shane Hayden who picked up an injury this week with the club.
The U14 girls played championship match against Clann Sunday evening, they put in an heroic effort but with a depleted squad they lost by 8 pts on the scoreline 2-4 to 4-6.

The long road for the Roscommon Senior Men has come to an end with a great win against Cork on Sunday. We are looking forward to having our Club representatives - Donie & Enda Smith, Evan McGrath and Cian McKeon back to play for the end of the league, and Championship campaign. 

Well done to the Roscommon Ladies Intermediate team who qualified for the All Ireland Semi Final by beating Kildare on Sunday. They now play the winners of Wexford v Meath on the 17th August - a special mention of Roisin Wynne and Sinead Glennon on the Panel and Gary Wynne, a Mentor.

Hard luck to the Roscommon Minor team who were narrowly beaten by Longford in the All Ireland B Final. We have great representation on the team in Maeve Brogan, Kate Harrington, Megan McKeon and Saoirse Wynne as well as Kieran McKeon in Management.

Finally, once again we add the note with a gentle reminder that dogs being on a leash in the park and attended at all times. Please take note all! 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Update 29th July


The McGovern Directional Drilling Senior Men met Pádraig Pearses in the League on Saturday evening. Final score - Boyle 1:15 - Pearses 0:10.
They now await championship which starts Aug 17th v Pearses at home in the Abbey Park.
The National Automation and FAAC Minor Boys were unlucky to lose by only a point to Tulsk. Final score - Boyle 2:14 to Tulsk 2:15.

The U14 Cooney Motors Boys 3.5  v Roscommon Gaels 3.9.

Fixtures:  Wed 31st U16 Div 1 Championship  National Automation Boyle v Padraig Pearses 8:00 PM Abbey Park. Thats all the fixtures up till next Sunday


The U14 Girls met St Ciaran’s in the Championship last Thursday evening and won 8:08 to 0:07.

The Ladies Club hosted the Sean Daly Memorial Cup for U12s on Saturday, July 27. The Abbey Park welcomed six other participant clubs to the Blitz: Castlerea, Elphin / Kilmore, Shannon Gaels, St Barrys, St Michaels / St Ronans and Western Gaels.

We were blessed with warm weather, great supporters and exciting games. Huge thanks from the organising committee to the teams who participated, Referees and Umpires, parking staff, parents who provided food, the tuck shop and tea shop managers as well as the Daly family for presenting both runner up and winner medals.

Sean Daly was a founder member of the Ladies GAA Club in Boyle and now this competition is held each year to honour his massive contribution to the Club. It is great to see the Ladies Club continue to flourish with teams at all ages soaring amongst their divisions.

Congratulations to all those involved in Roscommon Ladies Minor outfit and management who are heading into the All Ireland Minor B Final on August 3 versus Longford. A special word to our Boyle representatives - Saoirse Wynne, Megan McKeon, Kate Harrington, Maeve Brogan and Kieran McKeon.


Work on the training pitch has now been completed. This is a significant enhancement of the training facilities for all our teams in four different codes. We’d like to extend a very sincere thanks to the friends of the Club who have made this development a reality.

Boyle’s U8 Boys Hurling team took park in their first blitz on Sunday in Annaduff. 

Boyle’s U10 Camogie team took part in a blitz in the Leitrim Centre of Excellence on Sunday morning versus Longford Slashers and Carrick.

This year’s Social Initiative Trip will be to the National Ploughing Championships and the Club will travel down on Sept 18 in the Club Rossie Bus! Contact Martin Dolan on 086 2413529 or Barry Lowe on 086 8545492 for further details and to book places.

Finally, the next club executive meeting will be the first Thursday in September. 4th Sept. No meeting scheduled for August. 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Update 22nd July

Boyle GAA Club is delighted to announce that this year’s Social Initiative trip will be to the National Ploughing Championships. The event will be held this year in Co. Carlow and the Club will be travelling on Wednesday 18th September. In previous years we  had very enjoyable and well received trips to Dublin and to Belfast and we are choosing the Ploughing Championships due to popular demand. We will again be travelling on the Club Rossie bus. We anticipate that places will fill up quickly and we encourage those who would like to travel to contact either Martin Dolan at 086 241 3529 or Barry Lowe at 086 854 5492 for further details or to book a seat. Please note that the trip is open to anyone who wishes to visit the Ploughing Championships.

This weeks Fixtures:  
Minor Division 2 Championship Friday 26th 
National Automation Boyle v Tulsk 7:00pm Abbey Park

U14 Division 1 Championship Sunday 28th
Cooney Motors Boyle v Roscommon Gaels 1:00pm Lisnamult.

The U14 girls had championship match against Shannon Gaels on Sunday evening in Croghan. They won on a scoreline of 6:09 to 4:08. 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Update 15th July

It was a week of action action for Cooney Motors motors sponsored Junior team this week. It started with a league match against very strong St Kevin's in Castlerea which was full of underage county players, on Tuesday evening. While Boyle played some good football it was a case of missed opportunities in our forward play and in 10 minutes of play Castlrea managed to score three goals. This loss left Boyle second from bottom on the division 4 league.

As a direct result this meant that a loss against neighbours St. Michaels on the Friday evening would mean religation back to division 5 next year. Boyle played with a strong breeze in the first half but were behind by 5 points to 1 at half time. Boyle got out of the blocks quicker and got more accurate with a couple of points straight after the break. With their tails in the air Boyle finally got the break through of a goal by Jack Moran to put them ahead. Adam Simon netted a second goal to give more breathing space. St Michaels got a goal of their own in the closing minutes of the match but Boyle held on to victory which now puts them in to a religation play off to be confirmed.
Boyle team; K Sweeney, C Boylan, J Cox, C Horan, C Mc Gee, Marc O Connor, C Tivnan, B Kieran, J Suffin, J Moran, T Regan, R Hannon, k Sweeney, T Henry, A Simon. 

There was no underage or a ladies football this week. 

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Update 8th July

Next Saturday night Boyle GAA will hold an additional draw for all €5 lotto entries sold this week.

Prize: 2 match tickets for the Roscommon v  Dublin Super 8 game in Croke Park with overnight hotel stay in Dublin.  Draw will be in conjunction with our lotto and will be held next Saturday night (July 13) with the €10,600 lotto draw in Dodds. Envelopes available in the usual local outlets.

Pitch activity was quiet this week with only the Senior Ladies. They were out twice this week as part of their Intermediate Championship campaign. First they met St Dominic’s on Monday evening and beat them 0:13 to 1:09 with some brilliant play throughout the field. On Sunday evening they travelled to Athleague to face St Ciaran’s - a hot day which made for a difficult game. With an incomplete outfit they fought hard, won some incredible ball and popped some great points. Unfortunately it wasn’t their day, at full time it ended up Boyle 1:16 to St Ciaran’s 7:06. That leaves the Ladies with one win and two losses so far in the Championship but all is still to play 

Following the Cul Camp in Abbey Park last week the ‘lost and found ‘ department has become quite packed.  If your child is missing an item of clothing etc  please  arrange to collect it this week. 

Our junior team will take on Castlerea this Tuesday at 8 pm in Castlerea in a must win leave match, support as always appreciated.