On Facebook, Boyle GAA wrote:
Huge congratulations to Boyle Senior team on their win over Strokestown this evening at Elphin. Boyle 1.11 Str. 1.7.
At half time it was B. 0.6 Str.0.2. The early spring training obviously told as all the B. players ran their socks off and Str. could not stay with the pace. The sight of Purcell and McKenna powering forward down the middle leaving the opposition in their wake was a joy.
The mobility, tenacity, tackling and skill and especially leadership of and within the team was just great and a credit to all the players and those involved in their preparation led by Manager Ml. Jordan.
I was delighted to see Colin Goldrick slot over that late point. Cian McKeon had a fine intro. to senior football. Perhaps B. could have won easier had they gone for points instead of goals but that is for the days ahead. Enda, great goal and great influence in the latter stages, a real presence
Roch Hanmore showed grim determination in a drive along the ground near the stand side. Killian Cox immense. Conor McGowan a huge asset to the side. Ml. Hanmore got through a power of work and if a pedometer was attached it was a marathon or mini mar. Best wishes to those injured this evening. This talented Str. side just were not up to Boyle this evening but they are a side for the coming years. So now Pearses or Clann. Just a great team/squad/management performance.
Well done. t.c.