Monday, April 30, 2018

Update April; 30th

There was no winner of this week's lotto jackpot. €20 winners were Stephen Langan, Stuart Watson and Ryan O'Sullivan. Next week's draw will be held in Creightons Bar and the jackpot stands at €4,400.

The men’s junior team had their first championship game of the year on Saturday evening in the park. There was a great range of youth and experience for the team. New management of Stephen Tonry, Kevin Mullen and Mick Birmingham saw a panel of 23 players compared to mere 15 players for Furety. Boyle started the stronger and it wasn’t long before David Kelly scores the first of the teams 4 goals. Boyle’s win never looked in doubt and finished up 4.14 to 7 point winners. The bench was emptied with a full six subs coming on most notably Niall O'Donoughe and Shane Battles who returned to the Boyle team after a number of years absence. Boyle starting 15 were; D McGovern, C McGee, C Boylan, C Horan, J Regan, C Beirne, J Moran, P Lavin, T Halligan, C Brennan, R Hannon, D Kelly,
M O Connor, S Condon and J Boulger. They now face kilglas this Saturday evening at 6 in a double match if league and championship.

In ladies notes; 
It was a busy week for the U12s who played both St. Michaels and Shannon Gaels in the league. Details of their next match v's Castlerea tbc.
The U14s are scheduled to play Clann na nGael this week. Details tbc.

Best wishes to the Abbey Community College 1st year girl's basketball team who are playing in the All Ireland finals on Thursday.

For the Minor lads teams ;
Results: U12 Division 1 Boyle 0-5 Padraig Pearses 0-6  U12 Division 5b Boyle 0:12 St Michael's 0-7  U14 Division 1 Kilbride1-6  Boyle 4-16
Fixtures: Thursday  3rd May U12 Division 1 Boyle v Roscommon Abbey Park 7:00 , Sunday 6th Minor Division 3 Semi Final Boyle v Western Gaels Abbey Park 12:00.

Again all games are subject to change and your support is much appreciated. 
Remember tickets are still on sale for the club's monster draw- if your not in you can’t win. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Update April 23rd

Our senior team fell short in their match v Western Gaels, see sports section for full report. Thank all the volunteers who ensured that all fixtures were completed on Sunday for all 4 matches.

Congratulations also to Tadgh Lowe who won the Kerry player of the year in New York, Tadgh should also feature in the N.Y.  team playing Leitrim in two weekends time.

Belfast trip
The Club’s second annual Social Initiative day out was once again a great success. The Club Rossie bus, driven by our own Damien Regan, brought 46 passengers to visit the Titanic Experience in Belfast on Friday last. All enjoyed this wonderful historical and educational exhibition which had the added attraction of being able to inspect the nearby SS Nomadic. Thanks to all who participated, to Martin and Barry for  organising the event, to Kathleen and James for providing refreshments before departure and Hannah for provision of scones which sustained us on our return journey. Thanks especially to Damien for taking a day off work to drive the bus. Thoughts are already turning to choosing a destination for next year’s trip!

Many thanks to Club historian Tony Conboy for adding three more frames to the already impressive pictorial record  of the Clubs history which graces the walls of the Clubrooms.  The new frames celebrate the  achievements of Sean Young , Micheal O Callaghan and stars of the 80s.    Tony Murphy is also to be complimented on designing the pictorial presentations
Thanks to Pat Goldrick for mounting the frames

Elsewhere on the pitch at underage
Results: u14 div 1 Boyle v St Brigids. conceded by Brigids. u12 div 1 Michaels Galveys 0:17 Boyle 0:11  U14 Div 1 Boyle 3:12 Strokestown 1:2    Fixtures Thurs 26th: U14 Div 1  Kilbride v Boyle, Kilbride 7:30  Saturday 28th: Div 1 u12 Boyle v Padraig Pearses, Abbey Park 12:00. u12 Div 5b Boyle v St Michaels, Abbey Park 2:00.

On the ladies front
Thanks to Nordson Medical for sponsoring a set of jerseys for the U16 team. In the last round match of the Championship the U16s  had a 1 point win over St. Brigids. It was a very competitive match with great skill displayed by both teams. Details of the knockout rounds of the championship to be confirmed. 
The ladies lost to St. Mary's in the league. Details of the league semi final tbc.
The U12s played Shannon Gaels on Sat and St. Michaels (Mon 23rd).
Best wishes to the Roscommon U14 team in the Connaught B final. Club players Aisling Feely (Captain), Caoimhe Cregg and Isabelle King.
Best wishes also to the Roscommon Minors in the Connaught A final. Club players Aine Mullins and Sinead Glennon.

Finally our lads Junior team at out in championship action this coming Saturday evening v Furety in the Abbey Park at 6.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Update April 16th

There was no winner of this weeks jackpot of €4,200. €20 winners were Gary Sheeran, Nuala Morris and Damien Beirne. The numbers drawn were 7,18,25,28. Next weeks draw will take place in Mattimoes bar. 

First off on the pitch is the meeting of the senior team v Strokestown on Sunday evening last. Boyle lost by 2  points, and a full report can be found in the sports section. The team now face Western Gaels this coming Sunday at 3.45. This game will be a home game in the Abbey Park and is preceded by the meeting of Elphin and Michael Glaveys. 

Next up are the Minor fixtures and results Results:
U12 Division 1 Boyle beaten by St Dominics 
U12 Division 5b Western Gales 0-11 Boyle 0-7
U14's Division 1 Padriaig Pearses 2-8 Boyle 4-5
U16 Divison 1 Boyle v Kilmore\Shannon Gaels conceded by Boyle 
Minors Division 3  St Michales 1-8 Boyle 1-11

19th Thursday U14's Division 1 Boyle v St Brigids Abbey Park 7:00 pm
20th Friday U16's Division 1 Boyle v St Aidans  Abbey Park 7:00 pm
21th Saturday U12 Division 1 Michaels Galveys v Boyle, Michaels Galveys GAA Park 12:00 pm
22th Sunday U14 Division 1  Boyle v Strokestown Abbey Park 11:00 am.

The Club Rossie bus is almost booked out for Friday’s Social Initiative trip to Belfast to visit the Titanic Experience. Details of departure time will be communicated to all intending passengers over the coming days. Any queries on the trip can be answered by Martin Dolan. 

Again the club would like to  thank Club members who were involved in  prep and hosting of Intermediate double header last weekend, well done to all who made the grounds look so welcoming.

Congrats all the the players who received their Confirmation.

Well done to the U16 ladies on their comprehensive win over Four Roads. Next match is against St. Brigids in the Abbey Park on Sunday 22nd @4pm. 

Congratulations to the Roscommon Minor team on winning the Minor B final and going on to beat Mayo in the A competition. Boyle players Aine Mullins and Sinead Glennon. Well done also to the Roscommon U14 team on their victory over Sligo. Boyle players Aisling Feely (Captain), Caoimhe Cregg and Isabelle King

Finally the club would like to extend its sympathies to Paul Mulvey and family on the untimely passing of Mary.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Update April 9th

There was no winner of this weeks club lotto. The numbers drawn were 12,14,22 and 28. €20 winners were Alan Cooney, Sinead O Donoghue, and Eileen Campbell. The jackpot now stands at €4,100 for next weeks draw in Wynne’s bar.

Boyle Senior Team came from thirteen points down at one stage to defeat St. Faithleach’s by two points in the Division One League on Saturday last at the Abbey Park. With the star names of the Smiths and the Murtaghs this was bound to be a high scoring encounter
The home side endured a nightmare start, conceding 2-08 in the opening nineteen minutes. Boyle’s only score in that time was a Cian McKeon point.
The game turned on its head, thereafter as Kieran Cox (0-01), Donie Smith (2-03) and McKeon reduced the Ballyleaguesides lead. 
Half Time: Boyle 2-07, St. Faithleach’s 2-10.
Whatever Boyle manager Basil Mannion said at half-time, must have worked as his side started the second half strongly.
Enda Smith (1-01); Ryan Finneran, Seamus Kane and DonieSmith (0-01 each) all scored to give Boyle the lead for the first time in the match.
Boyle’s third goal arrived halfway through the second half, as this time Dylan East found the back of the net.
Kane and Donie Smith split the uprights, before the Roscommon player completed his hat-trick as he rolled the ball beyond the St. Faithleach’s Goalkeeper. 
The away side did get a goal and a couple of points of their own, however Boyle proved too strong in the end to win on a scoreline of Boyle 5-13, St. Faithleachs 3-14. 
Next up for Boyle is the first round of the Senior Championship vs Strokestown next Sunday in Strokestown at 3.45.
Boyle Team: R. Kearney, B. Furey, D. Callaghan, Killian Cox, D. East (1-00), T. McKenna, R. Finneran (0-01), Kieran Cox (0-01), E. Smith (1-01), C. Goldrick, D. Smith (3-06), M. Hanmore, S. Kane (0-02), C. McKeon (0-02), M. O’ Donoghue.
Subs used: C. Beirne for Goldrick.
Next outing for the Seniors sees them travel to Strokestown this coming Sunday at 3.45 for the first round of this years championship.

GAAladies notes this week
Well done to the U12 girls in their first league match. Their next match is away to St. Michaels on Tuesday the 17th April

The U16s play Four Roads in the Abbey Park next Sunday 15th Apr at 4pm.

Well done to Ros U14 & U16 teams who both beat Leitrim in their Championship matches. Boyle U16 county team players are Maeve Brogan, Megan McKeon, Saoirse Wynne and Cora Naughton. Boyle U14 co. team players:  Aisling Feely, Caoimhe Cregg and Isabelle King.

Annual Social Initiative day out
Plans are well advanced as the Club’s plans for its second annual Social Initiative day out for Club members and friends.

This year’s trip is to Belfast to visit the Titanic Experience and it will take place on Friday 20th April.
We have booked the luxurious “Club Rossie” bus and it will be departing from the Abbey Park entrance at circa 8.30am on 20th.

Immediate booking is required as places are filling up rapidly and places are limited to the capacity of the bus. We wish to point out that it is not confined exclusively to GAA members. We welcome equally those who are GAA “experts” and those who have never been at a match in their lives! We also encourage you to bring spouses, partners, neighbours or whatever! We also welcome those from neighbouring clubs and communities. The cost of the trip is €40. This price will cover cost of bus hire, admission to the Titanic Experience and a light meal.

We would appreciate if you would confirm your booking to Martin Dolan at 086 241 3529 or by email at , or to Barry Lowe at 086 854 5492, by this Friday 13th April. Please note that we will require payment of the fee of €40 by Monday 16th as we have to pay the Titanic Experience in advance of the trip.