Monday, November 30, 2015

Update 30th November

The Club Lotto draw which was to have been held at the weekend has been postponed until Saturday night next in Wynnes. Team B will be in charge and we have a record jackpot of €10,200.
The highlight of the past weekend was the two goal victory by our U14s over Castlerea St. Kevins in the Garda Cup Final which was played in Abbey Park on Sunday. It was a credit to both teams that they played some excellent football despite  the weather conditions. They have their biggest day of the year coming up on Saturday next when they will play Tulsk in the Garda Cup Final in the Abbey Park at 1pm. We urge all parents and supporters to come along and support the boys. We also request club members to be in position as stewards from 11.30am.

All who have been given tickets to sell for the GAA National Draw are asked to return the counterfoils and money to the Treasurer immediately.

Preparations are under way for the Club’s social event of the year--the Christmas Quiz, which will take place in St Joseph’s Hall on Sunday night 27th December. This is always a great night and we ask that it be placed in your diaries.

The Annual General Meeting of Boyle GAA Club (male club) will be held in the Clubroom on Sunday next 6th December at 5pm. The Club provides football for all age groups from age 6 to adult. This is the opportunity to take stock where the Club is at and to have your say in its future. We ask everyone who has an interest in Gaelic Games in Boyle to come along. especially the parents of our many underage players.

Boyle Ladies Club will hold its church gate collection this coming weekend. Your generous support would be appreciated as the club caters for girls football in all age categories from six to adult

Monday, November 23, 2015

Update 23rd November

The following were €20 at the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Wynnes; Donal Kelly and Seamus Cooke. The house prize was won by Conor Lavin. The jackpot wasn’t won and it will be at a new record level of €10,200 for this Saturday night’s draw which will be held in Gerry Mattimoe's Pub. Team B will be in charge.

Our U14s will play their Garda Cup semi final with Castlerea St Kevins on Sunday next in O’Rourke Park. Support will be appreciated. The Garda Cup Final (irrespective of who is involved) will be played in Abbey Park on Saturday 5th December.

The “Get Active Today” campaign came to a conclusion on Sunday with a very enjoyable 10k walk from Abbey Park to Lough Key, and returning to the Clubroom for a very welcome cup of tea. Thanks to the organising committee who prepared a comprehensive seven week programme of events which included morning and evening walks, circuit training, fitness sessions, pilates, yoga and talks on health and wellbeing. Thanks to the team leaders who facilitated all events and to Kelly’s Londis for their greatly appreciated sponsorship. Hopefully those who participated will continue with their keep fit habits and that many will join local pilates, fitness and yoga classes. It is hoped that an even bigger fitness initiative will be organised next year.

Those who have been issued with tickets for the GAA National Draw are requested to conduct all ticket sales (minimum sale of one book) in the coming week and return money and  counterfoils to the Treasurer before the end of November.

The Club AGM has been fixed for Sunday 6th December at 5pm. Nomination forms have been issued to club members, who are asked to complete and return the forms to the Secretary by Friday 4th November. Members are aske to ensure that they have the prior consent of those whom they are nominating.

Thanks to the club mentors and parents who helped make it a very enjoyable trip to the International Rules game in Croke Park on Saturday for our U12s.

Well done to our quiz team of Cillian Doyle, Daire Cregg, Ronan Flanagan and James Bolger who were just pipped by Elphin in the Scór na nÓg county finals in Athlone on Sunday. Thanks also to Mary Doyle for co-ordinating.

The full results of the “Know your Sport” sports prediction completion are now available and can be accessed via the Boyle GAA Facebook page so that you can see how you finished. The winner was Henri Clifford who picked up €500 for his efforts, second was Ray Hannon who got €200 and the third prize of €100 went to Ballinameen to Peter Keane. The Club hopes to run a similar competition next year.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Update 16th November

Well done to our National Automation Limited U21s who secured a hard earned but deserved victory over St Brigids in the Division 1 Championship Semi Final in wet and windy conditions in the Abbey Park on Sunday. They now await either Clan na Gael or Strokestown who will meet in the other semi final. Thanks to our ground staff who were in action from early Sunday morning to ensure that the pitch was in good condition despite the weather. 

The U14s will play Castlerea St Kevins in O’Rourke Park, Castlerea in the Garda Cup semi final at the weekend -details to be agreed . We again ask all supporters, parents and friends to go along and support the boys. The Garda Cup Final is scheduled to be played in the Abbey Park on Saturday 28th November. 

Well done to our quiz team of Cillian Doyle, Ronan Flanagan, Daire Cregg and James Bolger who won their Scór na nÓg question time competition in Elphin on Friday evening last. We wish them the best of luck in the County Final which will be held in the Dean Crowe Hall, Athlone on Sunday next.
Best wishes to Enda Smith who will be one of the stand-by players for Ireland in the International Rules game with Australia on Saturday next in Croke Park. We earnesty hope that he will get called into action in the Irish jersey. 

The “Get Active Today” campaign is now entering its final week and the finale will be a 10 k walk which will commence at the Clubroom at 10.30am on Sunday. We invite all participants in the campaign to join in for this conclusion to what has been an excellent social and health enhancing programme. 

Tickets for the National GAA Draw have been circulated to all club members and players--male and female. Anyone who hasn’t got their book of tickets can get same from the Treasurer. We require each recipient to sell at least one book and to return the money and counterfoils before the end of November. It is essential that this ticket sale process is successful as it’s needed to finance the ongoing running of the clubs.

The AGM of the male club has been fixed for Sunday 6th December in the Clubroom at 5pm. Nomination forms have been issued to Club members, who are asked to return completed nomination forms and to submit motions in relation to the running of the organisation, to the Club Secretary, Mary Clifford by Friday 4th December. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Update 9th November

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The Club won more silverware at the weekend when our U13s had a 4-05 to 2 -05 win over St Brigids in the County Final of the Féile competition. This is a great achievement for the boys and their management team of Gerry Cregg, Odran Feely and Evan McGrath. This means that they will be the Co Roscommon football representatives at 2016 Féile which will be hosted by Tipperary and Waterford County Boards. No doubt there will be a lot of on-field and off-field preparations required for this event.

The U 14s, which will include many of the victorious U13 panel, will play their Garda Cup semi final against Castlerea on Sunday week 22nd in O’Rourke Park at 12 noon.

The U20s have got a walkover in the first round of their competition. They are now straight into the semi final where the likely opposition will be Padraig Pearses.

The U21s will play their County A semi final against St Brigids next weekend - Details TBC. The club asks all supporters to get behind the team.

The Club Lotto draw was held recently in Kate Lavins. The following were €20 winners;-Brid and Conor McGowan and Deirdre Lennon. The house prize was won by Alan Emmett. Next Saturday night’s draw will be held in Wynnes and the jackpot will be a record €10,100. Team A will be in charge.

The “Get Active Today” initiative is in week six. There will be the usual programme of dawn and evening walks, keep fit and circuit training sessions.

Tickets for the National Draw have been circulated to Club officers, players, parents and supporters. There are fourteen very attractive prizes and tickets are only €10 each. We urge everyone to support. Sold tickets and remittances are required to be returned to the Treasurer by 30th November.
The social night of the year- the annual Christmas Quiz is going ahead in St Joseph’s Hall on Sunday night 27th December. Please put this date in your diaries.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Update 2nd November

It was a very successful weekend on the playing fields for Boyle teams. The U13s had a fine win over Clan na Gael in the County Semi Final of the Féile competition in Abbey Park on Saturday. They will play St Brigids in the County Final on Sunday next at 1pm-venue to be confirmed.
The National Automation Limited U21s had a dramatic last minute win over Padraig Pearses in Woodmount on Sunday. They will play St Brigids in the County Semi Final on a date to be determined.

The “Get Active Today” campaign moves into week five and numbers are holding up at all activities. There will be dawn walks on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and an evening walk on Tuesday. The walk distances are being extended as fitness levels are increasing. There will be circuit training on Saturday morning and a keep fit session on Monday evening. There will be an introduction to yoga in Trojan premises on Thursday at 7.30pm. The big feature event last week was a very informative talk in the Clubroom by Colin Regan, GAA Health Promotion Programmes Manager on mental health and wellbeing.

Scór na nÓg will take place later in November and the Club is making a special effort this year. The secondary school age category from Boyle parish who feel they could perform traditional music, set dancing, solo singing or form a ballad group, compete in quiz, are asked to contact any of the Club officers immediately.

The Club is offering excellent value in high quality black or blue Rugbytech tracksuits in small, medium or large sizes for children, for the super price of €20. The tracksuits are water repellent, fully lined and have the Boyle GAA crest. Please contact 086 8526329 or 087 2677865 for details.

Thanks to Aidan Lavin, Michael Brennan and Bernie Shannon for erecting the new endline nets in Abbey Park. Thanks also to John Keville for providing a hoist for the project.

Sympathy is extended to the Regan family, Breandrum and the McDermott family, Behy on recent bereavements.