Monday, October 26, 2015

Update 26th October

The Club Lotto jackpot will be at the record figure of €10,000 for this Saturday night’s draw which will be held in Kate Lavins. We encourage all to purchase a lotto envelope at any of the outlets at which they are available in Boyle, or from any Club officer. The winner would be in for a very pleasant Halloween surprise! The last draw was held in Patrick’s Well and the €20 winners were; Niamh and Shane Caslin, Joe O’Donnell, Paddy and Monica Daly, Patrick McEneney, Jimmy Flaherty and Michael Tormey. The house prize was won by Michael King. Team E will be in charge of the draw for this historic occasion.

It was a special weekend as our Cooney Motors/ Cooney’s Centra Juniors won the Division 5 County League title with a one point victory over Kilglass Gaels in Kilglass on Saturday evening. Congratulations to the entire panel for their efforts and commitment throughout the season and also to the management team of Aidan Lavin, David O’Connor and Bernie Shannon.

The National Automation Limited U21s will commence their championship campaign this coming weekend with a visit to Woodmount to play Padraig Pearses.

The U14s were in Garda Cup against Shannon Gaels/Kilmore on Bank Holiday Monday.

The “Get Active Today” project has had three very successful weeks to date with keep fit sessions, walks and pilates. This programme of activities will continue with the special event of this week being a talk on mental wellbeing in the Clubroom on Thursday at 8pm. The Club will still accept new participants for a proportionately reduced fee of €40.

Our U8s and U10s had a very enjoyable trip to Dublin on Saturday where they were hosted by Clontarf GAA Club against whom they played challenge games. Thanks to the Clontarf Club for their hospitality. They then went on to Croke Park for a memorable tour of the stadium. Thanks to the adults who accompanied the boys on the trip and to Damien Regan who drove them on the impressive Club Rossie bus.

Congratulations to club player Roch Hanmore and to club stalwart and referee Henry Clifford and their respective fianc├ęs on their recent engagements.

The Club extends its sympathy to the Simon family on the death of Lily Simon, Ardagh.

Monday, October 19, 2015

update 19th October

The Cooney Motors/Cooney’s Centra Juniors will play their postponed Adult League Division 5 Final against Kilglass Gaels in Kilglass on Saturday next at 5pm. Strong support will be appreciated.
The U14s will commence their Garda Cup campaign with an outing against a Shannon Gaels/Kilmore combination in Abbey Park on Monday (Bank Holiday ) at 1pm. The National Automation Limited U21s and U20s will commence their championship campaigns on the weekend of 30th/31st Oct/1st Nov and weekend of 6th/7th Nov respectively. The U21s will face Padraig Pearses while the U20s will play Oran.

The “Get Active Today” fitness and wellbeing campaign has been a resounding success to date with morning and evening walks and Monday evening and Saturday morning fitness sessions. Those who would like to join at this stage may do so at the rate of €50 which will enable participation for the remaining 5 weeks. This week we will have the Tuesday and Thursday morning and evening walks and Saturday’s circuit training, as well as an introduction to pilates on Thursday in Trojan premises, Elphin Street.

The Club wishes to announce that it can supply “Rugbytech” tracksuits in a choice of navy or black for the fantastic offer of €20 for its underage players (male and female). They are available in small, medium or large and they would make ideal Christmas presents. The jackets will have an embroidered Boyle GAA crest. Details are available from officials of the male Club or the Ladies Club or from .

The Club Lotto will be at a record €10,000 at its next draw on Saturday 31st October. Tickets may be purchased in most outlets in Boyle. 

The Club will shortly be embarking on a programme of development of its training pitch for which we gratefully acknowledge notification of allocation of Sports Capital Grant of €32,000.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Update 12th October

Club Lotto €20 winners in last draw in Clarkes were, Colm Brennan, Deirdre O'Connor, Tom Conneely, Jonathan Lyons, Richie Walsh and John Joe Queenan.  House prize was won by Mary Phelan.  The Jackpot wasn't won and it will be at a record €9,900 for next Saturday nights draw, which will be held in Patrick's Well.  Team D will be in charge. The Cooney Motors/Cooneys Centra Juniors had a great win over Michael Glaveys in Ballinlough on Saturday. They will play Kilglass Gaels in the Division 5 League Final in Kilglass on Saturday next at 5pm. Support will be greatly appreciated.

The club is still awaiting details of the U20 & U21 championship and Garda Cup fixtures.

Week 2 of the Get Active initiative has commenced, with great feedback all around. Those of you who still wish to sign up, can do so for €60, with the Welcome Pack of vouchers worth in excess of €100 still on offer.  

The club extends its sympathies to the Keenaghan, Meehan and Sheerin families on their recent bereavements.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Update 5th October

There was a large attendance at the Boyle GAA Clubs (Male and Female clubs) “Get Active Today” fitness and wellbeing launch in King House on Friday evening last. The launch was performed by Professor Niall Moyna of DCU who delivered a most interesting and thought-provoking lecture on the importance of exercise and fitness for all age groups. He complimented the Clubs on the initiative and he implored people of all age categories and levels of fitness to participate.

Kathleen Hanmore outlined the 7 week programme of activities to the gathering.

Boyle GAA's "Get Active Today" this week...
1: Monday 5th 7.30pm: Keep Fit Session in St Joseph’s BNS Gym
2: Tuesday 6th 7.30pm: Town Walk/jog from Kelly's Londis.
3: Tues/Thurs 5th/7th: 7am Dawn walks/jogs of 3k and 5k
All walks/jogs will commence at Kelly’s Londis, the Crescent.

There will be a presentation on healthy eating and nutrition in the GAA Clubroom on Thursday at 7.30pm.

There will be Keep Fit Sessions  on Saturday at 10am in the Sports Complex and again in St Joseph’s BNS Gym on Monday week 12th.

Details of the entire programme are available on the Club website and Facebook page. Registration can be made before any of the event this week. We encourage the entire community to become involved and participants from neighbouring parishes and clubs are very welcome. 

A weakened McGovern Directional Drilling senior team lost to Roscommon Gaels in the O’Rourke Cup Semi Final in Abbey Park on Saturday. This brings the curtain down on what has been an excellent season-having finished second in the league section of the O’Rourke Cup (Div 1 League) and having reached the quarter final of the Senior Championship and thus guaranteeing senior status for at least the next two years. This is a young panel and it is hoped that they will build on progress made this year. Thanks to the entire panel and to Michael Jordan and his excellent management team.

The Cooney Motors/Cooney’s Centra Juniors will play Michael Glaveys in the Division 5 League Semi Final in Ballinlough on Saturday at 5pm. Support will be appreciated.
The U14s will commence their Garda Cup campaign very shortly. The National Automation Limited U20s/U21s will also shortly be in action.

The Club extends its best wishes to the proposed new County Senior Management team, and especially to its Boyle connections, Club Coaching Officer Stephen Bohan, former player David Casey and Boyle resident Fergal O’Donnell.

Ladies Club

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Photo taken (courtesy of Shane Spellman) at the presentation of training tops to U14 Ladies team. Thanks to sponsors Alan Simon (Joe Simon Home, Garden & Build) Pat Brogan (Brogan's Totalhealth Pharmacy ), Tom & Deirdre Kearney Quality Meats.

Congratulations to the U14 Girls and their management team on their great victory over Padraig Pearses in the County Div 1B Final in Kilbride on Sunday.

Thursday, October 1, 2015


Professor Niall Moyna to Launch GET ACTIVE TODAY on Friday

Exercise as part of a group makes the activity more enjoyable and it will also motivate you to keep a regular schedule. (

After weeks of careful planning, Boyle GAA are ready to launch the Kelly’s Londis sponsored GET ACTIVE TODAY in King House on Friday 2 October at 7:30pm. The keynote address on the night will be delivered by Niall Moyna of Dublin City University and Operation Transformation fame. Niall is a passionate advocate of the health benefits to be gained from exercise, and we look forward to a very interesting talk.

The seven week exercise programme will commence with a Keep Fit Session in St Joseph’s Boy’s National School on Monday October 4 and participants can look forward to Keep Fit and Circuit sessions, walks, an introduction to Yoga and Pilates and further talks on nutrition and mental well-being. Absolutely everyone, no matter what your current state of readiness might be, is welcome to come along and participate in a programme that will culminate in a 10K walk or jog from Boyle town centre to Lough Key. 

The registration fee for the seven week programme is €70.  Each participant, on signing up, will receive a range of money-off vouchers which are worth over €100. Our event sponsor Neil Kennedy and Kelly’s Londis is offering everybody who signs up €70 worth of money off vouchers to be used over the seven weeks of the campaign. There are also money off vouchers from Elvery’s, Aura Leisure, Sasta Fitness and Margaret Mcloughlin Homeopathy and Reflexology.

Registration continues in Abbey Park, Boyle on Thursday night, October 1, from 8:30pm while you can also register before and after the launch in King House on Friday evening.

The detailed programme together with a full list of the member benefits is available on