Sunday, November 26, 2017

Update 27th November

Tony Conboy, Triona Mullaney Dignam and Alacoque Doherty were €20 winners at the most recent Club Lotto draw in Scanlon's Bar. The jackpot wasn’t won. It will be at €2,200 for the next draw on Saturday December 2nd which will be held in Creighton's Bar. 

Boyle GAA Club AGM, Sunday the 3rd of December at 4 pm in the clubrooms. The Club extends a very warm invitation to all its members and friends of the Club to attend. 2017 has seen great success for men's football, adult and underage, ladies football  and camogie.  Success on the pitch has been complemented by development work around the grounds, not least the development and extension of our training grounds, the development of a wonderful gym facility,  the completion of a walking track, an entire make over of our Clubrooms, the dedication of our stand to JJ Nerney etc.  New initiatives like the Nursery Programme, Iar Gaeil, Health and Wellness, involvement in Scor etc are testimony to a vibrant club. The pictorial representation of the Club's history in the meeting room is a must see. So come along on Sunday to reflect on a great year and plan for an even better 2018!”

Our Junior team finished off their campaign with a very respectable 14 points in their league campaign.  Well done to the team and management.

Pride of place goes to  the Ladies Minor team who won the county final on Friday evening, beating Kilbride 2-15 to 2-04. The match was played under lights on one of the coldest evenings of the year, but a super team effort produced some great scores and a high standard of football. Congratulations to the team and management.

At the AGM the following officers were elected: Chairperson: Noel Scally; Secretary: Bernie Mullins; Treasurer: Cathy Garavan; Registrar: Sabrina Kerins: Children's Officer: Mary Scally; PRO: Karen Brogan.

2017 was a very successful year for the club at all age levels, with both the U16s and Minors winning county titles. Thanks to the coaches and all who supported the teams throughout the year.  Thanks to Boyle Today, Realboyle and The Roscommon Herald for promoting our club. To ensure the continued success of the club we really need to get more people involved, both coaching and on the committee. Looking forward to continued success in 2018 and having lots of new people coming on board.

Sympathy of the club to the McGuire family on the passing of Bernard, Majella Dodd on the passing of her brother Anthony and to Pacelli McDermott on the passing of his brother Sean. May they rest in peace. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Update 20th November

PRIDE OF PLACE THIS WEEK goes to the U-13 team who were crowned Feile champions after defeating Roscommon Gaels over the weekend. Well done to all involved and thanks to management team for all their hard work over the past few weeks.

Eugene and Mary Halligan, Aine Gannon and Dominic Slein were €20 winners at the most recent Club Lotto draw in Mattimoe's Bar. The jackpot wasn’t won. It will be at €2,100 for the next draw on Saturday November 25th which will be held in Creighton's Bar. 

Well done to Niamh Brogan, Maeve Brogan and Iarla Regan who performed so well in the instrumental section at Scor on Saturday night. They are now through to the county final in December.  Thanks to Ann Conboy for her advice and guidance. 

Best of luck to our quiz team at the Scor na nOg quiz next weekend.  Hope the questions suit! 

The curtain came down on the Junior season over the weekend when an under strength team  lost out to Kilmore. Thanks to the players on the panel. The season saw  some good wins but was frustrated by too many cancellations, often at the last minute , which killed the momentum. Much appreciation must go to the management team of Bernard Shannon, Aidan Lavin and Paul Beirne who 'kept the faith' throughout the year. Special thanks also to Alan Cooney , Cooney Motors for his sponsorship of the team.

Corrib Oil sponsored Division 2 Minor Final V's Kilbride in Tarmonbarry, Friday 24th Nov at 8.30pm. Please support the girls.

Boyle Ladies AGM will take place in the  clubhouse on Sun Nov 26th at 5pm. All coaches, players, parents and everyone interested in the development of ladies football in Boyle is invited to attend. 
It's a great opportunity to discuss new ideas and initiatives for the club.

Congratulations to Sharon Conroy and husband Tom on their wedding.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Update 13th November

Trudy Lavin, Ethan O'Flaherty and Joe McDermott were €20 winners at the most recent Club Lotto draw in Wynnes's Bar. The jackpot wasn’t won. It will be at €2,000 for the next draw on Saturday November 18th which will be held in Mattimoe's Bar.

The National Automation sponsored U-20 team were defeated in their final group game against St. Faithleach's in the Abbey Park over the weekend. As a result they do not qualify for the knockout stages. The club would like to thank Donal Smith, Manager, Jim Mc Grath, Marc O Connor , David Callaghan and Mikey McGrath for their work with the team.

The Cooney Motors/Centra junior team play Kilmore in the Division 5 league this Saturday Nov 18th, in Kilmore at 2pm.

The annual AGM will take place on Sunday December 3rd, in the clubrooms at 4pm.


Well done to the Corrib Oil sponsored Minor Ladies who beat Oran in the  Championship semi final. Details of final tbc.
The club's weekly walk continues between 6-7pm each Monday starting outside the complex, with routes to suit everyone.  So why not come along and join in this community well-being initiative, everyone is welcome.

Congratulations to Sarah Keenehan and husband Peter on their wedding.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Update 6th November

The National Automation sponsored U-20's were defeated by Fuerty over the weekend. Their last group game is against St. Faithleach's, Sunday 12th in  the Abbey Park at 2pm.

The u-13 Feile team are through to the final after defeating Shannon Gaels. Final details TBC.

Warm appreciation to Jenny Morgan who facilitated a cookery demonstration and practical with members of the u 20 panel. The lads learned many practical and useful skills. Thanks also to Abbey Community College for the use of the excellent kitchen facilities.

Date for the diary,  The Club AGM will take place on Sunday the 3rd of December at 4 pm. 
Congratulations to good friend of Boyle GAA, Neil Kennedy and his bride Laura on their recent marriage. They are sent the Clubs best wishes 

The Boyle GAA Nursery Programme got off to a great start with over 60 young boys and girls having great fun while playing games and doing activities specifically focused on improving their agility, balance and coordination. The children had a special visit from Boyle GAA Captain Roch Hanmore  who brought the O'Gara Cup with him and gave us plenty of opportunities for photographs much to the children's delight.

We would like to thank our speakers who spoke with parents on the night. County Coaching Officer Padraig Mitchell gave a very informative talk on the proven benefits of exercise and team sports for children in their physical, mental and emotional development. Roch and his sister Catriona told parents how playing GAA with Boyle had been a very important part of their youth and continued to be into their adult lives. The camaraderie and friendships they formed with their teammates since joining as young children at U12 are still there today.

The nursery programme is open to all young children aged 4-6 years of age and will run for 16 weeks each Monday from 6-7pm in Boyle Complex.  There are still some places available, just come along at 6pm on Monday.

The clubs Health and Well being Officer Jackie Valentine is also organising weekly walks between 6-7pm each Monday outside the complex with routes to suit everyone.  So why not come along and join in this community well-being initiative, everyone is welcome

Sympathy of the club to the McDermott and Bohan family on their recent bereavement.

Corrib Oil sponsored Minor Ladies Championship semi final v's Oran in the Abbey Park at 1.15pm. Please come along and support the team