Boyle GAA Club bade farewell to its esteemed President during the week, with the passing of the great John Joe Nerney. John Joe was Boyle’s only All Ireland Senior medallist, having been a forward on the winning Roscommon team of 1944. He played with Boyle from the thirties until the sixties and we were proud to have him as our Club President for over 20 years. The Club cancelled all activities that were scheduled for the weekend as a mark of respect. These included the U16 Championship game versus Clan na Gael and the O’Rourke Cup game versus Strokestown, as well as the fortnightly Club Lotto draw. A minutes silence was observed at the Division 5 Junior League game versus Abbey Park on Wednesday evening, with the news of John Joe’s death emerging as the game was about to commence. Thanks to all GAA people who participated with the Club in the guards of honour for John Joe at both the removal and burial. The Club extends it deepest sympathy to Mary, Gerry, Anthony, Raymond and Teresa and their families. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.
The Cooney Motors/ Cooney’s Centra Juniors had a convincing win over Kilglass Gaels in the Division 5 League on Wednesday evening last. They are scheduled to meet the same opposition in the Junior Championship Division 2 on Sunday next. They will meet neighbours Ballinameen in the Division 5 League on this Wednesday at 8pm in Abbey Park.
The U14 Division 1 team is scheduled to play Oran in Rockfield on Thursday at 7.30, while the U14 Division 4 team is scheduled to play Roscommon Gaels in Lisnamult also on Thursday at 7.30pm in their respective championships.
The U12 Division 4 team will host Shannon Gaels in Abbey Park on Saturday next at 12 noon in the Spring League.
The Defibrillator training course which was scheduled for Wednesday evening last has been postponed until the Autumn.
The rescheduled Club Lotto draw will be held on Saturday night in Creightons with Team A in charge, and the jackpot will be €9,100.
The Club Rossie draw has been fixed for 11th July, so this is the last week to purchase a ticket. Tickets are available from Club Officers.
The Club extends it sympathy to the Lavin family Greatmeadow and Lisserdrea on the death of John Lavin.
Congratulations are extended to Club player Mark McGovern and his Bride Emma on their recent wedding.
Best wishes are extended to the Roscommon Minors and Seniors who will be in Championship action on Friday and Saturday evenings respectively.
Ladies GAA: Best of luck to Roscommon U-16 girls in the Connaught B Final. Roscommon V Leitrim on Wednesday 1st July in Ballyhaunis GAA pitch @ 6:30pm. (Not the centre of excellence). Boyle players Roisin Wynne, Aine Mullins, Sinead Glennon, Ruth Cox and Sinead Keenehan (management team). All support greatly appreciated.