Sunday, September 27, 2015

Update 28th September

Boyle GAA Clubs (male and female) are about to embark on the Get Active Today fitness and well being initiative. A comprehensive 7 week programme of almost daily events such as keep fit sessions, walks of varying lengths, circuit training, pilates and talks on health, will begin on Mondsay 5th October. Those who were unable to register on Monday 28th may do so at any time before the programme commencement by or by contacting the any of the officers of the male or female clubs. The official launch of Get Active Today will take place in King House on Friday next 2nd October at 7.30pm. The guest speaker will be Professor Niall Moyna of the School of Health and Performance at Dublin City University (DCU). Professor Moyna is one of the mentors on the TV programme “Operation Transformation”. All are cordially welcome to the launch.

On the playing field the Club had mixed fortune at the weekend. The National Automation Limited minors bowed out of this years Division 2 Championship when losing to St Faithleachs in a high scoring play-off game in Kilglass on Saturday. Thanks to our very young panel of players and the management team led by Donal Kelly for their dedication throughout the season.

Our U12 boys lost their Division 1 Summer Football League Semi Final to Clan na Gael in Johnstown on Sunday. This brings their season to an end. Thanks to the entire panel of boys who had a respectable season by reaching this semi final and by reaching the Div 1 and Div 5 spring league finals and winning the Keenan Cup. Thanks to all who were involved in managing the lads throughout the year.

The Cooney Motors/ Cooney’s Centra Juniors had a good win over Oran in the final group game of the Junior B Football Championship. They have their league semi-final fixture to be played.
The McGovern Directional Drilling Seniors will be back in action on Sunday next at 12 noon in the Abbey Park in a very important fixture--the O’Rourke Cup Semi Final against Roscommon Gaels. The Club asks club members to be present from 10.30am for stewarding duties.

Sympathy is extended to former Club player and manager Joe Tormey, Deerpark, on the death of his brother. Sympathy is also extended to the family of the late Vincent Killilea, The Plains.

Ladies: U14 ladies in Division 1B County final versus Padraig Pearses Sunday 4th Oct. Venue TBC.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Update 21st September

"Boyle GAA Club would like to thank Ivan Cochirleanu of Troy Takeaway, Shop Street, Boyle for sponsoring the boy's U-16 team a set of training tops."

It was a mixed weekend for the Club with a victory in one final and a loss in the other. Pride of place must go to our U12s who defeated St Michaels in the Keenan Cup semi final in Cootehall on Wednesday, and then went on to record a very impressive win over Strokestown in the Final in the Abbey Park on Saturday. This is Boyle’s third consecutive Keenan Cup title. This is a very special competition for Boyle Club as the cup commemorates a young Boyle player the late Ernan Keenan, son of Ernie and Carmel Keenan. Thanks to the lads and the management for their great work to date. They are not finished yet, however, as they will travel to Johnstown on Saturday next to take on Clan na Gael in the U12 Division 1 Semi Final at 12 noon. Thanks also to the Keenan family and all Club members who helped with the successful staging of the Keenan Cup Final. 

The James Lannon Motor Repairs U16s weren't as lucky as they were defeated by a more powerful Kilglass Gaels/ St Barrys combination in Tarmonbarry on Sunday evening in the Division 4 County Final. Congrats to the winners and thanks to the St Barrys Club for the refreshments after the game. Thanks to the Boyle U16 panel and to Paddy Goldrick and his management team for their great work with the lads throughout the year. The Club wishes to acknowledge the generous sponsorship of Troy Takeaway and Restaurant, Boyle, of tops for the U16 panel.

The National Automation Limited minors will play St Faithleachs in the Division 2 Championship play-off in Kilglass on Saturday next at 4pm. Your support in this vital game is requested.

The Cooney Motors/ Cooney’s Centra Juniors will play Oran in the Junior B Championship at 12 noon on Sunday next in the Abbey Park. This team will also have the Division 5 Championship versus Michael Glaveys coming up on Saturday 10th October.

The McGovern Directional Drilling Seniors are scheduled to play their O’Rourke Cup semi final versus Roscommon Gaels on Sunday week 4th October at 12 noon.

The U20 Championship will commence within the coming month.
The U17 and U15 regional Championships will also commence very shortly and Boyle will join forces with our neighbours from St Michaels and St Ronans for this competition.

The Boyle GAA Clubs  (male and female) are delighted to announce the upcoming launch of the Get Active Today Initiative--see separate press release. It will be launched in King House on Friday night 2nd October by Professor Niall Moyna of DCU.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Update 14th September

The following were €20 winners in the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in in An Craoibhín;- Paul and Carmel Beirne, Christy Dolan, Loyola Kelly, Finbar McDermott, Martin Feely and Kevin McDonagh. The house prize was won by Eilish Boyd. The jackpot wasn’t won and it ill be a record amount of €9,700 for this Saturday night’s draw which will be held in Dodd’s Bar. Lotto tickets may be purchased in most outlets in Boyle or from any Club officer.

It was a disappointing end to our Senior Championship aspirations for our McGovern Directional Drilling seniors when they were defeated by an injury time goal by Padraig Pearses in the Championship quarter final in Hyde Park on Sunday. It has been a great campaign by the lads, making it the first time for centuries that Boyle reached this stage of the Championship. They have guaranteed themselves senior championship football for the next two seasons as a minimum. This young team has improved rapidly during the season and there is no doubt that the talent and work ethic is there to achieve ultimate success in the near future. Thanks to the lads and to Manager Michael Jordan and his management team for their dedication to the cause. They are not yet finished as they have the O’Rourke Cup semi final against Roscommon Gaels to look forward to.
The National Automation Limited minors lost to Strokestown in Division 2 Championship play-off first game in Strokestown on Friday last. They will play St Faithleachs in the second play-off game in Kilglass on Saturday 26th.

The U12s had a convincing win over Roscommon Gaels in the Division 1 Championship quarter final in Abbey Park on Sunday. They are scheduled to play Clan na Gael in the semi final on Saturday 26th. They will be in action against St Michaels in the Keenan Cup semi final on this Wednesday evening. The Keenan Cup Final has been fixed for Saturday next in the Abbey Park at 12 noon. The participants will be determined by this week’s semi finals. This is always a special event for the Club as the trophy is in memory of the late Ernan Keenan.

The Clubs (Male Club and Ladies Club) will shortly be announcing details of a special fundraising project which should prove very popular with the local community.

Sympathy is extended to former Minor Committee official Claire Conway and family, Lisserlough on the sad passing of the late Gerry Conway. A minute’s silence was observed prior to the Boyle v Padraig Pearses game in Hyde Park on Sunday in memory of Gerry.

Sympathy is also extended to John Greenan and family, Boyle, on the death in New York of Terry Greenan. Terry has resided in the USA for many years where he was actively involved in Gaelic Games. He was responsible for bringing juvenile footballers from Rocklands GAA Club, New York, to Boyle on a couple of occasions.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Update 7th September

Congrats to our McGovern Directional Drilling Seniors on their 4 15 to 0 11 win over St Faithleachs in the O'Rourke Cup (Division 1 League) in the Abbey Park last Saturday. This win means that they have finished in second place in the League and they will have home advantage against the third placed team (Roscommon Gaels) in the Semi Final. The winners will then play St Brigids in the Final. Their next outing is this weekend in the quarter-final of the Senior Championship, This game is their biggest match to date and the club asks all supporters to come out and shout on the lads.
The James Lannon Car Repair Centre U16 team defeated Western Gaels in the semifinal of the Division 4 championship last Friday in the Abbey Park.
The minors are scheduled to meet Strokestown in a Division 2 championship play-off in Strokestown next Friday at 6pm.
Keenan Cup

Ladies: The U14s lost to St. Mary’s in the championship Sunday evening