Thursday, December 31, 2015

Update 31st December

Thanks to all involved in all aspects of the staging of our most successful and enjoyable Annual Quiz and Presentation Night in St Joseph’s Hall on Sunday night last. Thanks also to the huge crowd that turned out for the event.

Well done to the joint winners of the quiz--the Gilmartin/Murphy families and the Kearney/Flanagan families. Thanks to Magees Fashions and Aidan Ray Menswear for sponsoring the quiz prizes.

The following were the award winners;- U21 Player of the Year--Gareth Gilmartin, Junior Player of the Year--Ciaran Beirne, Senior Player of the Year --Seán Purcell, Club Person of the Year-- James O’Boyle, Hall of Fame --John Keenehan. Ladies Player of the Year -- Nicole McDermott-Fitzpatrick. 

Thanks also to our own Chris O’Dowd who presented the medals to our Junior B Championship winning team.

The following were €20 winners at our most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Daly’s;- Ernie Keenan and G.O’Connor (Keadue). The house prize was won by Aisling Gannon.  The jackpot wasn’t won and it will be at 10,500 for this Saturday night’s draw which will be held in the Moylurg Inn, with Team E in charge.

The Club Lotto jackpot is currently at a record €10,500 and patrons can be included for all 26 draws per annum for €120. We are encouraging our friends and supporters who have not done so or whose membership has lapsed, to sign up to the Club Lotto by payment of full annual payment of €120 or by direct debit at amount of €10 per month. Please email or contact Treasurer James O’Boyle at 086 852 6329.

Players and members are advised that annual membership for 2016 is now due. Players should contact Club Registrar Roch Hanmore.

The Club invites all parents of those who are or will be playing underage football,  i.e players from age 6 to 18, to a special meeting/information evening which will be held in the Clubroom on Tuesday week 12th January at 8.30pm.

The Clubs (Male Club and Ladies Club) wish all players, management teams, supporters and sponsors and all involved with Boyle GAA in any way, a very happy, healthy and successful 2016

Monday, December 21, 2015

Update 21st December

As action on the playing fields draws to a close for 2015, our attention turns to our biggest social event of the year - the Annual Christmas Quiz and Awards Night which will be held in St Joseph’s Hall on Sunday evening next 27th December at 7.30pm (please note early starting time.)

This year we have teamed up with Magees Fashion Shop and Aidan Ray Menswear who will sponsor “his” and “hers” vouchers worth €200 for the winning team. Entry is €10 per person who can make up teams of 4.

Tony Conboy is preparing a set of interesting and intriguing questions to suit all age categories.

There will be a large selection of spot prizes and most patrons will bring home something. The night will feature the Player of the Year Awards for senior, junior and U21s (male) and intermediate (ladies as well as the presentation of medals), as well as medal presentations to our successful junior mens’ team. All players are asked to attend to receive their medals and other awards. We will also present the Club Person of the Year and Hall of Fame Award.

The Clubs (male and female) extend Seasons Greetings to all our players, mentors, sponsors, supporters, officials, media, and the many people who support our fortnightly Club Lotto.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Update 14th December

Our National Automation Limited U21s suffered a disappointing defeat to Clan na Gael in the Division 1 County Final in Enfield on Sunday. The performance doesn’t truly reflect the quality of this panel of players who had great performances en-route to the final. Congratulations to Clan on their success. Thanks to the lads for their commitment throughout the season and to Manager Aidan Lavin and his assistants. Thanks to Ciaran Phelan (National Automation Limited) for their ongoing sponsorship and for covering the meal for the panel after the final.

The Garda Cup final had to be postponed again on Saturday last-this time because of snow. No new date has been determined. Congratulations to Boyle native Seamus Sweeney on his elevation to the Chairmanship of Roscommon County Board GAA. We wish him and the incoming County Board every success.

Paul Keane and Matthew Tivnan were €20 winners at our most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Creightons The house prize was won by Peter Perry. The jackpot wasn’t won and it will be at a new record of €10,400 for next Saturday night’s draw which will be held in Daly’s. Please have a look out for the new lotto ticket boxes where purchased ticket can be placed. These boxes are in situ in a number of businesses in Boyle.

Preparations are well advanced for our social event of the year - our annual Christmas Quiz which will be held in St Joseph’s Hall on Sunday week 27th December. Tony is preparing an intriguing set of questions, so start putting your teams together.

Martin Dolan  on behalf of Shane Spelman

Monday, December 7, 2015

Update 7th December

There was a large attendance at the Club’s AGM on Sunday evening last in the Clubroom, where a successful and productive 2015 was reviewed and there was a palpable feeling of confidence going into the New Year.

Chairperson Martin Dolan thanked all who contributed to the Club’s activities in 2015. Those included the various player panels ranging from Under 8 to senior as well as their respective management teams. He also thanked all his fellow officers at Club level, the underage committee and finance committee, the pitch co-ordinators, the Rural Social Scheme,  John Filan who provides the grass cutting service, the media for their excellent coverage of Club events-Roscommon Herald,, and Mary Regan - Photographer.

Mr Dolan had special words of thanks for the Club’s major sponsors;- Tony McGovern -McGovern Directional Drilling, Cooney Motors/Cooney’s Centra and National Automation Limited and well as Brogans and Natural Options Pharmacies, Boyle for ongoing sponsorship of the Club’s lotto envelopes. He also acknowledged sponsorship from James Lannon Tyres, Troy Takeaway/ Restaurant and Francis Bolger.

The Secretary Mary Clifford presented a detailed review of the year’s activities both on the playing fields and in fundraising and social activities. She also thanked Barry Lynch for ongoing provision of training grounds at The Warren, and to the Principals of Abbey Community College and St Joseph's BNS for provision of their pitches for training.

A minutes silence was observed in memory Club members who had passed away during the year, and in particular the former Club President John Joe Nerney. The meeting ratified the appointment of Vice President Barry Feely and long time Club stalwart Seán Young as Joint Presidents. Barry returned thanks for his elevation to the position and he wished the Club every success in the future.

The Treasurer James O’Boyle presented a very comprehensive financial report which clearly outlined the cost of running the Club.

Election of officers;
• Chairperson-Martin Dolan,
• Vice Chairperson-Kathleen Hanmore,
• Secretary-Mary Clifford, Assistant Secretary -to be appointed from Underage Committee,
• Treasurer-James O’Boyle,
• Assistant Treasurer - Mary Smith,
• Registrar- Roch Hanmore,
• Insurance Officer- Michael Furey,
• P.R.O.-Shane Spellman,
• Delegates to County Board- Marrtin Dolan and Mary Clifford,
• Delegates to Northern Board- Michael Brennan and Paul Beirne,
• Pitch Co-ordinators- Martin Purcell and Michael Brennan with assistance from Aidan Lavin,
• Coaching Officers- Kit O’Connor and Stephen Bohan.

The meeting agreed to the selection of an Underage Committee which will administer the affairs of the Club from under 8 to minor. More additions to this committee will be welcomed.

The Garda Cup Final between Boyle and Tulsk Lord Edwards which was scheduled for Saturday in the Abbey park had to be postponed because of the weather conditions. It is anticipated that it will be played at the coming weekend. It is expected that our National Automation Limited  U21s will play their Division 1 County Final versus Clan na Gael this weekend.

Ladies: Thanks to all who both collected and supported this weekend's ladies church gate collection, your support is greatly appreciated.