Monday, October 31, 2016

Update 31st October

Our National Automation Limited U20s lost out to a superior Elphin/Ballinameen combination in their first game of this year’s County Championship in Elphin on Saturday afternoon. Thanks to Shane Spellman and his management team for putting together a panel of promising young players. Thanks also to the lads who responded to the cause. The lads will be in action again on Sunday next when they will play Tulsk in Tulsk at 1 pm.

The Garda Cup and Keenan Cup competitions are ongoing. Boyle will host the Keenan Cup Final and it’s expected to be played in Abbey Park on Saturday week 12th November and the home team will be involved.

We are awaiting news of our first Garda Cup fixture.

The Club wishes to thank the following who have sponsored gear for our U12 footballers and their management; - John Filan Landscaping, Keville Engineering and XL Foodstore, Abbeytown, Boyle who have joined forces to sponsor shorts and socks for the players and training tops for the management team. Callan Tansey Solicitors, Boyle sponsored gear bags for the boys while Version 1, Dublin sponsored a new set of jerseys. At a photocall and reception in the Clubroom on Friday night last which was attended by the players and their parents and the sponsors, Club Chairperson, Martin Dolan thanked the sponsors for their generosity. Noel Casey, team manager expressed thanks on behalf of the players and management.

There are just 2 weeks left for joining our Club Lotto and earning five chances of winning 100 euro for doing so. This deadline will expire on 15th November and those wishing to set up direct debits should contact Aidan Lavin, James O’Boyle or any officer of the male or female clubs.
The Club sends its sincere congratulations to former Club player and current senior management team member Cian Smith and Michelle Garvin who got married on Friday last in Ballinameen. We wish them a long and happy married life together.

The Club extends its sympathy to the Beirne family, 1 Lower Marian Road on the death of Johnny Beirne. Johnny was a former Boyle footballer and a member of the Boyle 1964 County Junior Championship winning panel.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Update 24th October

Cian Smith and Aoife McGrath were 20 euro winners in the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Dodds. The house prize was won by George Cogan, The jackpot wasn’t won and it will be at 1,700 euro for next Saturday night’s draw which will be held in An Craoibhin. Team B will be in charge.

The Club is currently actively encouraging those interested in supporting the Club Lotto and the running of the Club, to sign up to pay annually or to pay by direct debit. There is a saving to be made by doing so and members will be able to participate in 26 draws per year. As an incentive, all who join before 15th November will be entered into a special draw for 5 prizes of 100 euro. You may do so by making contact with Club Treasurer James O’Boyle or Lotto Coordinator Aidan Lavin or any club officer.

The National Automation Limited U20s will commence their U20 Championship campaign on Saturday next when they will play and Elphin/Ballinameen selection in the Orchard Park at 4.30pm.
Our Keenan Cup team has qualified for this year’s final which will be played in the Abbey Park on a date to be confirmed.

Congratulations to our North Roscommon colleagues in Kilmore on winning the County Intermediate Championship title on Sunday.

The Club extends its sympathy to the Dennehy family Elphin and Currahgboy on the death of County Board President and Kilmore Club President Frank Dennehy.

Sympathy is also extended to the Beisty family, Rathcroghan on the death of Roscommon 1944 All Ireland medalist Paddy Beisty.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Update 17th October

The U12's play Western Gaels this Saturday in the Keenan Cup semi-final in Frenchpark at 11am. The club express symphony to the Mullins family, Abbeytown on the death of Maurice's brother in Castletownbere, Co. Cork.
Following a very successful Registration evening the GAA Nursery Programme will commence on Monday 17th October 2016 in the Complex from 6pm-6.50pm. This programme is for school going girls & boys in Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Class. We would like to welcome all the new children and coaches to the Club and wish all involved in this new and exciting initiative the best of luck. We would also like to thank Aidan Ray Menswear, St Patrick Street, Boyle for generously sponsoring the Nursery Programme equipment. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Update 10th October

Marie Lavin and Teresa Ward were  20 euro winners in the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in the Moylurg Inn. The house prize was won by Stephanie Murphy. The jackpot wasn’t won and it will stand at 1,600 euro for next Saturday night’s draw which will be held in Dodd’s Bar. Team A will be in charge.

Boyle GAA Clubs (Male and female clubs) are encouraging our many members, supporters and friends who are not already enrolled as members our Club Lotto, to join before 15th November next. Those who join before that date will be entered into a special draw for five prizes of 100 euro each. Membership will enable you to be eligible for our fortnightly draw for chances to win the jackpot and for our fortnightly members draw for 20 euro. Please contact Aidan Lavin or any Club officer for details.

The Scór na nÓg competitions will commence shortly in Co Roscommon. This involves competition for all U17 boys and girls from each GAA Club in events such as figure dancing, set dancing, solo singing, instrumental music, recitation, ballad group, drama and quiz. Each club is encouraged to enter teams and individuals for as many of the events as possible. The County Semi Final will be held in Elphin on 19thNovember and entries must be submitted by 8th November. Details may be obtained from the secretaries of the Boyle Minor Committee and the Ladies Club.

The National Blood Transfusion Service will be in St Joseph’s Hall on this Wednesday from 4.30pm until 8pm. The Club is encouraging all its adult players and members to make a special effort to call in a give a blood donation. Your donation will save a life.


Well done and congratulations to the U14's girls who were crowned Division 1B champions over the weekend. From all accounts it was a excellent team performance all round. Thanks to all the parents and supporters who travelled to this game and all games throughout the year. The club would like to sincerely thank the management team of Kieran, Adrian, Mary and Tracy for all their hard work. 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

update 3rd October

Our McGovern Directional Drilling Seniors reached the end of their Hodson Bay Hotel Group Senior Championship campaign on Sunday when they went down to a superior and physically stronger and more experienced St Brigids in the County Semi Final in Strokestown.

It has been a great championship run for the team, reaching the semi final for the first time since 1927. No doubt this will be a great learning experience for all.Thanks a million to the entire panel for their commitment throughout the entire season. Thanks also to Michael Jordan and his excellent management team. We wish to thank Tony McGovern for providing food for the lads after the game on Sunday. Finally, we wish to thank our magnificent supporters who have followed us throughout the year,

Congratulations to our u14s on being presented with the Garda Cup for 2015 after receiving a walkover from Tulsk on Sunday. Thanks to the Boyle Garda Division and to Sergeant Frank Egan and Garda Michael Pilkington for presenting the cup and the medals. Thanks to those who provided food for refreshments after the presentations. Thanks also to Loyola Kelly who presented the player of the match trophy in memory of her husband the late Sergeant John Kelly. The trophy was presented to Stephen O’Connor for his performance in the A versus B game that was played among the Boyle panel, with the assistance of two Tulsk players. The 2016 Garda Cup competition will commence very shortly. Details will be provided. The Keenan Cup competition will also commence in the coming weeks.

The U20 Championship will commence on the weekend of 15th/16th October when Boyle will host  a Kilmore/ Shannon Gaels combination in Abbey Park.
The Cooney Motors/ Cooney’s Centra Juniors are due to play Padraig Pearses in a Division 4 relegation play-off very shortly.


The U-14s play Kilmore/Elphin in the Division 1b final in Ballyleague Sunday October 9th at 12noon.
We are delighted to announce that Boyle Ladies GAA Club and Boyle GAA Club are joining forces to start up a joint GAA Nursery Programme for school going Girls and Boys in Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st Class.

The Nursery Programme is a series of fun based exercises to develop movement, motor skills, agility, balance, coordination, running and jumping skills. These skills form the basis for the later development of the specific skills of Hurling, Camogie and Gaelic Football.
The Nursery Programme will be run in two 7 week blocks, Block 1 commencing on Monday 17th October 2016 (6-7pm, Indoor Venue) & Block 2 commencing February 2017 date to be confirmed.

Registration for the Nursery Programme will be held in Boyle GAA Clubhouse on Wednesday 5th October 2016 between 7pm-8pm. Information on the Nursery Programme will also be available there.