Monday, November 28, 2016

Update 28th November

Our U14s had a convincing win over Strokestown in the Garda Cup Semi Final on Saturday morning last in Strokestown. They now await the winners of the other semi final (Castlerea St Kevins or Kilmore/Shannon Gaels, in the final which is expected to be played in Abbey Park on Saturday week 10th December.

The Underage Section of the Club ( responsible for all age groups from nursery to minor) will hold its Annual General Meeting in the Clubroom on this Thursday evening 1st December at 8pm. We earnestly invite all parents and all who are interested in the continued promotion of Gaelic Games for our boys of all ages up to and including minor to attend.

The Underage Committee held a very successful and well attended Presentation Evening for our various underage teams in St Joseph’s Hall on Friday last. The medals were presented by Boyle’s County Senior players Enda and Donie Smith and Sean Purcell and County Minor Committee Chairman Frank Egan, all of them giving appropriate words of encouragement to our young footballers. The MC for the event was the ever capable Tony Conboy. Medals were presented to our Under 8 and Under 10 panels to acknowledge their commitment throughout the year. The U12 panellists were presented with their Division 1 Summer League winners medals, while the U16s were presented with their runners up medals, while the National Automation Limited minors were also presented with medals to acknowledge their efforts. The  U14s were presented with awards to acknowledge their Garda Cup (2015) success and Féile participation. Awards were presented to the Feile team management and their partners and to the Féile backroom team. The Underage Committee expresses its deep appreciation of all who sponsored the various aspects of the presentation evening and indeed those who continue to sponsor playing gear and equipment. The gathering was addressed by the Underage Committee Chairman Jim McGrath and Senior Club Chairman Martin Dolan. The Underage Committee made a special presentation to Boyle and Roscommon GAA stalwart Sean Young to acknowledge his lifelong dedication to the coaching of generations of underage Boyle players.

The Senior Club AGM will be held in the Clubroom on Sunday next 4th December at 5pm. Again we encourage everyone who is in any way interested in the continued promotion of Gaelic Football in Boyle to attend. The Club strongly encourages all members to complete and return their nomination forms to Club Secretary Mary Clifford by this Tuesday night. We encourage members to make nominations for the various officerships in the Club.

The annual Christmas Quiz will be held in St Joseph’s Hall on Wednesday night 28th December. This is always the Club’s social event of the year.

The Club wishes to thank all who supported the weekend’s ISPCC churchgate collection which was done by Club members. It yielded €980. Thanks nalso to those who helped in the collection.

Congratulations to Club player David Kelly and his wife Lorraine on the birth of their daughter Anna.
Congratulations also to Kate Gilmartin, Carrick Road who was a member of the winning Team Japan in the Asian Games GAA tournament in Shanghai recently.

Sympathy is extended to the Battles family, The Plains, Boyle on the death of Mrs Joan Battles, to the Keaveney Family, Kingsland on the death of Mrs Keaveney and to County Minor Committee Chairman Frank Egan on the death of his father.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Update 21st november

Barry Feely and Lochlainn Conboy were €20 winners at the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Clarke’s Bar. The house prize was won by Jamsie Clarke. The jackpot wasn’t won. It will be at €1,900 for this Saturday night’s draw which will be held in Patrick’s Well Bar, with Team D in charge. The Club is encouraging those who have not yet signed up for the Club Lotto draw for 2017 to do so immediately by contacting any of the Club officers.

Our U 14s will play Strokestown in the Garda Cup Semi Final on Saturday next at 1.30pm. Please go along and support the lads.

The annual presentation of awards to our underage players and team will take place in St Joseph’s Hall on this Friday evening at 7.30pm. All underage players I.e. all who played in the various age groups from under 18 downwards, are invited to attend. We would also invite all parents, family members and supporters to come along.

The Underage section of the Club will hold its Annual General Meeting within the coming fortnight. Details will be notified locally.

The Annual General Meeting of the overall Club (Underage and Adult) will be held in the Clubroom on Sunday week 4th December at 5pm. Nomination forms have been issued to Club members. We encourage all who have received nomination forms to consider nominating those whom they feel deserve an opportunity to hold any of the Club officer-ship positions. It must be emphasised that anyone who is being nominated for a position should have given consent to their nomination. We urge everyone to implement the nomination process to nominate suitable nominees so that the best people are elected to run our Club into the future. Completed Nomination Forms should be returned to Club Secretary Mary Clifford by Tuesday week 29th November.

A reminder that our big Christmas social event-our annual Table Quiz-will be held in St Joseph’s Hall on Wednesday 28th December.

The Club extends its sympathy to Connacht Council President Michael Rock and the Rock family on the death of his brother, Thomas Rock, Longford. Sympathy is also extended to the Candon family Greatmeadow on the sad passing within 2 days of each other of Sheila and Martin Candon.


Boyle Ladies GAA Club will hold its Annual General Meeting in the Clubroom on Sunday next 27th November at 5pm. All players, parents and everyone interested in the continued development of ladies football in Boyle, is invited to attend.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Update 14th November

The Club won another piece of silverware at the weekend when our U12s retained the Keenan Cup by defeating Strokestown in Abbey Park on Saturday. Congratulation to the lads and to their management team for their hard work and commitment throughout the year. Thanks to all who helped in the successful staging of the final. Thanks also to Ernie Keenan and family members for their presence to present the Keenan Cup. Thanks also to the Northern Board for continuing to organise this important competition. 

It's now on to the Garda Cup when our U14s will shortly be in action.

Our National Automation Limited U20s played out an exciting draw with Shannon Gaels/Kilmore in the last group game of the County Championship on Sunday in the Abbey Park. This completes their campaign for this competition. Thanks again to the lads for their commitment and thanks to Shane Spellman, Aaron Sharkey and Kevin Teirnan for taking the team this year. 

Our Cooney Motors/Cooney's Centra Juniors will play Padraig Pearses in Div 4 relegation play off on Sunday next in Woodmount at 12 noon. 

Club supporters who have not yet joined our Club Lotto have one final opportunity to be in with a chance of winning one of 5 prizes of €100 by joining by this Tuesday 15th.

The Club AGM will be held in the Clubroom on Sunday evening 4th December. Nomination forms are currently being issued. We would encourage those interested in progressing the Club to put their names forward for the various officer positions.

A date for your diary- the Club's annual quiz will be held in St Joseph's Hall on Wednesday 28th December.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Update 7th November

Leonard Sutton and Padraig Creamer (Ballinamore) were 20 euro winners at the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Dodd’s Bar. The house prize was won by Dan Kennedy. The jackpot wasn’t won. The Club wishes to thank the Dodd family for facilitating the holding of the draw at very short notice. Next Saturday night’s draw will be held in Clarke’s Bar. The jackpot will be at 1,800 euro and Team C will be in charge. 

Supporters are reminded that there is only one week left to avail of the opportunity to have five chances to win 100 euro by signing up to become an annual subscriber to our Club Lotto. All who join by 15th November will be entered into a special draw for the aforementioned prizes. Please contact any of our Club officers for details.

Saturday next will be a big day for the Club as we will host the Keenan Cup Final at 11.30 am in the Abbey Park when our U12s will play Strokestown. Please come along and support these two fine teams.

Our National Automation Limited U20s played out an exciting draw with Tulsk Lord Edwards in Tulsk on Sunday in the second group game of the Division 2 Championship. They will host a Shannon Gaels/ Kilmore combination in the next round of this competition in the Abbey Park on Sunday next at 12 noon.
Our Cooney Motors/ Cooney’s Centra juniors are scheduled to play Padraig Pearses in the Division 4 relegation play off on the following weekend.

Boyle Underage Committee will hold its annual presentation evening on 25th November. Further details will be provided in the coming weeks.

Boyle (male) GAA Club AGM will be held on Sunday 4th December in the Clubroom. Nomination forms will issue to all Club members in the coming week. The Underage section of the club will hold its annual meeting in the meantime and on a date to be determined.