Sunday, January 19, 2020

Update 20th January

Hard luck to Enda and Donie Smith, Cian McKeon and Evan McGrath who were part of the Roscommon team who lost to Galway in the FBD Final on Saturday. Best of luck to the lads in the league which starts this weekend.

Well done to Cian McKeon who was part of the DCU panel that had a convincing win against Queens in the Sigerson Cup Quarter Final on Sunday. They face UCD in the semi-final on Wednesday. Steve Tonry was part of the IT Sligo management team that lost to Letterkenny IT on Sunday in their quarter-final.

Reminder: Annual Review of the Boyle GAA Minor Club will take place on Monday, 20th of January at 8:30 pm in the Abbey Park clubhouse. Managers from 2019 will give a review of their season. This meeting is open to the general public and all are welcome.

Our club registration is on Thursday 23rd January from 7-9pm in the clubhouse for all boys born before 1st January 2014. Senior and junior players and non-playing members are invited to register.
National Club Draw: Be in with a chance to win a range of prizes in the National Club Draw. All tickets purchased before February 6th will be entered into a special club draw.  The top prize is two match tickets to a Manchester United home game with accommodation. Tickets are available from club members.

Boyle GAA would like to congratulate Mary Clifford who was inducted to the Roscommon Herald SuperValu Ireland Sportstar Awards Hall of Fame in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon on Friday night.

The numbers drawn in the Lotto draw on Saturday night were 2, 12, 21 and 23. The weekly winners were Donal Kelly, Bernice O'Gara and John Michael Lynch. Next week's jackpot is €3400. Brian Kennedy's team will be in charge of the draw being held in Clarkes.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Update 13th January

Pride of place this week goes to our U13's who won their Féile Division 2 Final against St Aidans on Sunday in the Abbey Park on a 3-03 to 1-07 scoreline. After a long season for the lads this was their last game and fitting that it was a final and a chance to compete in this year 2020 Féile Na nÓg competition in the summer. Boyle got off to a flyer early in the first half with a goal from Reece Calpin that settled the Boyle nerves. Both teams matched each other for strength and skill in this tight game. Boyle went in at half time leading by a slender one-point margin. Boyle, as they did in the first half, came out of the blocks very early in the second half and registered two quick goals from Shay Noone and Cathal McKeon. St Aidans were determined though, and narrowed the lead. Boyle held out and two late points from Aaron Shannon and Shay Noone, saw them victorious with a 3-03 1-07 winning score line. The boys, coaches and parents now look forward to a brilliant trip to the north during the summer as they take their rightful place in this year’s 2020 Féile Na nÓg which takes places in Donegal, Derry and Tyrone. Well done to players, coaches and parents for all the hard work during the season gone by.

Well done to Enda Smith and Evan McGrath who were involved with the Roscommon senior team in their convincing win over Leitrim in the FBD League on Sunday. Roscommon now face Galway in the FBD Final next weekend. 

Congratulations to Cian McKeon who was involved with DCU in their win against Garda College in the first round of the Sigerson Cup on Sunday. DCU now face Queens in the quarter-final next weekend. In the same competition Steve Tonry was part of the management team of IT Sligo who overcame UL in their first-round Sigerson clash. IT Sligo will face Letterkenny IT in the quarter-final next weekend. 

The Annual Minor Committee review is scheduled for Monday 20th January at 8.30pm in the clubhouse. All parents and club members interested in the progression of our underage club are invited to attend.

A club registration evening will take place on Thursday 23rd January from 7-9pm in the Abbey Park clubhouse. This is an opportunity for all to renew membership for 2020.

Tickets are currently on sale for the GAA National Club Draw. The 2020 Draw has 20 significant prizes on offer, varying from a Renault Car to All Ireland Final Tickets, a holiday voucher and many more. The purpose of the GAA National Club Draw is to assist clubs in their drive to raise much-needed funds. Please note that the Club retains all of the proceeds from the tickets sold by the Club. The draw takes place on the 12th of March. Furthermore, every ticket purchased before 15th February will also be entered into a special Boyle GAA club draw on February 15th, so each ticket gives you two chances to win. Special Boyle GAA Club Prizes include: (1) Tickets for 2 to a Manchester United Home Game plus accommodation; (2) Crate of 12 Bottles of Wine; (3) Signed Roscommon Jersey; or (4) Buffalo Boy Voucher. Ask a club member or contact us via social media if you would like to purchase a ticket.

The numbers drawn in this week’s Boyle GAA lotto were 6, 14, 23 and 30. There was no jackpot winner. Weekly winners were Gary Wynne, Michael Bourke and Bridie Ennis. Next week’s draw is in The Well with Louise Kennedy's team in charge.

Finally, the highlight of the coming week will be at the Roscommon Herald Sports Awards on Friday night when our great club soldier Mary Clifford will receive the Hall of Fame Award. 

Monday, January 6, 2020

Update 6th January

The AGM took place in the Clubrooms on Friday night. Detail from the meeting will follow in due course.

The numbers drawn in this week’s Boyle GAA lotto were 18, 25, 26 and 30. There was no jackpot winner. Weekly winners were Tom and Deirdre Kearney, Joe McDermott and Brian Supple. Next week’s draw is in Dalys with Jim and Rhona McGrath's team in charge.

On the pitch: Our U13 boys had a great result on Sunday against Western Gaels in the Féile semi-final, winning by 1 point on a score line of 3.04 to 3.03. This was a very good team performance. The Final v St. Aidans is scheduled for Sunday 12th January at 12 noon with the venue yet to be determined. Keep an eye on the fixtures and social media for updates on the match location. Please support the lads in the Final.

Congratulations to the Roscommon Senior Team on their victory over Sligo on Sunday in the FBD league. Boyle's Evan McGrath, Cian McKeon and Enda Smith all featured, with Cian scoring 1-04 for the winners. 

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Update 30th December

Saturday evening last saw crowds gather once again in the hall for the annual Christmas table quiz and player of the year awards. In what was a great night 3 teams shared in the honor of first place answering 87 out of 90 questions correctly. Well done to all.

The player of the year awards were also announced on the night with the awards as follows;
U20 Player of the Year - Cathal Feely
Junior Player of the Year - Tiernan Henry Senior Men's Player of the Year - Killian Cox Senior Ladies Player of the Year - Kate Harrington Club Person of the Year - Barry Lowe Hall of Fame Recipient - Seamus Cooney.

Many thanks to all the Committee members who helped out in the preparation of the Hall, on the night of the quiz and in the clean up afterwards, without you none of this would be possible. 

Thanks to all of the players, supporters, and volunteers who braved the weather to join us for our Annual St Stephen's Day Match earlier today. All monies raised will go to Roscommon Safe Link. See to learn more about how they help to support members of our community. Thank you to Roch and his helpers for their efforts. 

Finally, a reminder that the Club’s AGM will take place at 7.30 pm on Friday the 3rd of January. All Club members are invited to this very important meeting to reflect on 2019 and plan for the new year. 
Happy new year to all. 

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Update 23rd December

Our Annual St Stephen’s Day Charity Match will be held in the Abbey Park at 12pm. After the success of our mixed tag game last year we are playing with the same rules again.

Lads and ladies are all eligible to play, bring your Santa hat for your tag. This event is supporting the charity Roscommon Safe Link www.

Mulled wine will be served throughout the event to keep oneself warm during this festive sporting event while supporting a great cause.

Once again our annual Christmas table quiz and player of the year awards will take place in the hall on Saturday the 28th.

Finally, Boyle GAA would like to wish all its followers both at home and abroad a very happy Christmas and peaceful new year.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Update 16th December

Boyle GAA Club hosted a very enjoyable Gala Dinner Dance on Saturday night  in Kilronan Castle to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Club’s Championship titles at under 21, Junior and Intermediate in 1994. Guests were greeted with a mulled wine reception in the beautifully decorated ballroom which afforded the players of the victorious teams  the opportunity to reacquaint and mingle.

M.C . for the night, Tony Conboy introduced Chairperson Kathleen Hanmore who welcomed the invitees, special guest Nestor Cup-winning captain Enda Smith, Boyle native and County Board Chairman Seamus Sweeney and Club President, Barry Feely.
The Chairperson continued  by reflecting on the achievements of the Club in 1994, current developments in the Club both on and off the field and the passing of Sean Young and John McGowan who played critical roles in the Club’s success twenty five years. This was a subject which Michael Costello , the third member of  the 1994 management team elaborated on in conversation with Tony Conboy, Gary Wynne , manager of the 1994 under 21 team also reflected on that team’s achievements and the role Stephen Bohan who was part of the management structure would later have with Fergal O Donnell in steering the Roscommon Minor team to All Ireland success  in 2006.
Guest of Honour Enda Smith fielded questions from Tony on his career to date, his All-Star nomination and his involvement in the International Rules Series in 2017.
Following his presentation of medals to this year’s victorious Cooney Motors Junior team, Seamus Sweeney congratulated the Club on its achievements on and off the field   He extended congratulations to Mary Clifford who  has been elected as President of the Northern Board.
Commemorative plaques were presented by Enda Smith to members of the 1994 teams Presentations were also made on the night to David Kelly and Barry Lowe, selectors with the 2019  Boyle senior team and to Evan McGrath, Cian McKeon, Donal Smith and Enda Smith in recognition of their contribution to Roscommon senior football in 2019.

Music on the night was by  the very popular band Ultrasound.
Guests were treated to footage of  games from the 1994  and 2019  footballing campaigns courtesy of Colin Kearney.

Many thanks to the Dinner Dance Committee members for their hard work in organising the event, Kilronan Castle for an excellent meal and attention to detail, sponsors Elis,  Michael Kerins Construction, Purcell Print and Feelystone and to Master of Ceremonies Tony Conboy.

Finally, a reminder Date for your diary

The Club’s AGM will take place at 7 30 pm on Friday the 3 rd of January. All Club members are invited to this very important meeting to reflect on 2019 and plan for the new year.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Update 10th December

Date for your diary; The Club’s AGM will take place at 7 30 pm on Friday the 3rd of January. All Club members are invited to this very important meeting to reflect on 2019 and plan for the new year

A presentation of training tops to the 2019 Under 14 girls GAA team by Frank Tighe Painting Services took place Sunday in the Clubrooms. County player and Boyle clubman Evan McGrath was on hand to present medals to the girls. Thanks to Frank and all involved.

A reminder that there are still a limited number of tickets available for our Dinner Dance.