Sunday, July 14, 2019

Update 15th July

It was a week of action action for Cooney Motors motors sponsored Junior team this week. It started with a league match against very strong St Kevin's in Castlerea which was full of underage county players, on Tuesday evening. While Boyle played some good football it was a case of missed opportunities in our forward play and in 10 minutes of play Castlrea managed to score three goals. This loss left Boyle second from bottom on the division 4 league.

As a direct result this meant that a loss against neighbours St. Michaels on the Friday evening would mean religation back to division 5 next year. Boyle played with a strong breeze in the first half but were behind by 5 points to 1 at half time. Boyle got out of the blocks quicker and got more accurate with a couple of points straight after the break. With their tails in the air Boyle finally got the break through of a goal by Jack Moran to put them ahead. Adam Simon netted a second goal to give more breathing space. St Michaels got a goal of their own in the closing minutes of the match but Boyle held on to victory which now puts them in to a religation play off to be confirmed.
Boyle team; K Sweeney, C Boylan, J Cox, C Horan, C Mc Gee, Marc O Connor, C Tivnan, B Kieran, J Suffin, J Moran, T Regan, R Hannon, k Sweeney, T Henry, A Simon. 



There was no underage or a ladies football this week. 

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Update 8th July

Next Saturday night Boyle GAA will hold an additional draw for all €5 lotto entries sold this week.



Prize: 2 match tickets for the Roscommon v  Dublin Super 8 game in Croke Park with overnight hotel stay in Dublin.  Draw will be in conjunction with our lotto and will be held next Saturday night (July 13) with the €10,600 lotto draw in Dodds. Envelopes available in the usual local outlets.



Pitch activity was quiet this week with only the Senior Ladies. They were out twice this week as part of their Intermediate Championship campaign. First they met St Dominic’s on Monday evening and beat them 0:13 to 1:09 with some brilliant play throughout the field. On Sunday evening they travelled to Athleague to face St Ciaran’s - a hot day which made for a difficult game. With an incomplete outfit they fought hard, won some incredible ball and popped some great points. Unfortunately it wasn’t their day, at full time it ended up Boyle 1:16 to St Ciaran’s 7:06. That leaves the Ladies with one win and two losses so far in the Championship but all is still to play 


Following the Cul Camp in Abbey Park last week the ‘lost and found ‘ department has become quite packed.  If your child is missing an item of clothing etc  please  arrange to collect it this week. 




Our junior team will take on Castlerea this Tuesday at 8 pm in Castlerea in a must win leave match, support as always appreciated. 

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Update 1st July

There were no games to report from senior ranks this week bar a fixture for the Senior Ladies who are playing the second round of their championship Monday the. 1st of July at 8pm V St. Domnics in the Abbey Park.
This weekend. Past was all about our under 14's.

Boyle and Gaultier with the Boyle Nestor Cup Heros

Féile Péile na nÓg 2019
What a brilliant weekend Boyle GAA had hosting Féile Péile na nÓg in the beautiful Abbey Park. The festivities kicked of the Friday afternoon when the club eagerly waited for our guest club Waterford’s Gaultier GAA club to arrive. The visitors were greeted with the warmest of Boyle welcomes. 
The Féile competition kicked off in earnest late that afternoon with 4 games on the superbly prepared Abbey Park pitch in the first 2 rounds in the Division 4 Group A games. Boyle GAA were so proud to have Gaultier, Dublin’s Whitehall Colmcille GAA and local neighbours Western Gaels playing on our grounds.
After the Friday games, the teams and coaches and parents and supporters fed and watered by feast fit for king prepared by the brilliant Féile committee.  The Gaultier players and parents then met their host families and all headed of for well-deserved rest. 
As with Féile tradition Saturday morning saw Boyle play Gaultier in the final Group A game.  As results turned out in the Group A now all roads now led to Ballyhaunis for our U14 Cooney Motors sponsored Boys as went to compete in the Division 4 Shield Competition later that Saturday afternoon. Alas the Féile journey ended for our brave Féile team as they were beaten by eventual Shield winners Kildimo of Limerick. They lads can be proud of themselves as they performed brilliantly on and off the pitch and were true ambassadors of the club.   
Gaultier also failed to progress to next round of their cup competition, so both teams headed to Boda Borg in Lough Key as one to further cement friendships with our Waterford visitors and then once again all headed back to host families.
Sunday morning all met back down at Abbey Park to say a fond farewell to our visitors Gaultier GAA and the boarded their team bus and headed on the long journey back home to Waterford.
A huge thank you goes to all who made the hosting a brilliant success, the players, management and families, the travelling clubs from far and wide, the referees and match officials and members of our Club, and the massive effort to the Féile Committee who worked tirelessly to make the Boyle’s hosting of Féile a thing the whole Boyle community can be proud of.


Finally, Boyle GAA monthly club meeting will be held on Thursday next 4th July at 9pm in the clubhouse.  We have some important items for discussion and hope all can attend. 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Update 24th June


The Cooney Motors sponsored Junior team took on St.Domnics on Sunday who were on a run of good form. Unfortunately this was to show in the match as Boyle miss fired up front and conceded 2 goals in quick succession in he other half of the field. Boyle never looked like closing this gap and ran out second best on this occasion. Next up for them is and away game v St Michael's fixed for sat July the 6th at 7 pm.

There was a lot of mileage put up with our underage teams with both cheers and tears in finals.

Firstly the U12 Girls
An incredibly skilful and committed U12 Girls team we’re beaten in the county final on Friday evening by St.Barry's. The teams went in level at the break and when Boyle went one ahead with 10 minutes to go we began to dream that this could be Boyle's day. Alas, it was not to be as following the trading of some scores Barry's hit a purple patch and put three over unanswered. The game finished 12 - 9 but the spirit and resilience of these players marks them out as champions anyhow in the eyes of their large contingent of travelling supporters.

Our U14 Girls shall now be known as county champions after winning the Division 2A League Final on Thursday evening. These girls showed a lot of heart as they battled right until the final whistle in a one point cracker. Final score - Boyle 2:05 to St. Dominic’s 0:10. Congratulations to the girls and their management.

Boyle GAA Club will host a hive of activity this coming Friday as part of the Connacht province hosting the Feile Competition. Our U14 Cooney Motors Limited Boys will play Fionnbhrú Colmcille at 4.54pm and Western-Gaels at 6.15pm in Group A of Division 4. All in the Club are greatly looking forward to welcoming Gaultier Gaa Club. The lads and their management would also like to thank their sponsors, Cooney Motors Ltd. for all their assistance with their car wash fundraiser help over the weekend. Thanks to all those who supported it.

The Minor Girls kick off their Championship campaign this Thursday, June 27 v Castlerea away at 8pm. 

Well done to our county representatives on the Minor team and panel this year who were knocked out after a tight incounter against neighbors Sligo on Friday evening. Well done Cathal and Oisin. 

Finally,
Congratulations to the Version One sponsored U12 Division Five team on winning the Spring League following a dramatic victory over St. Barry's in Elphin Sunday.  by all means it was a team performance as the whole team played very well in very tough and wet conditions. It was only 3 points all after normal time with Boyle eventual winners 6-4 after extra time.
Well Done to players and management!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Update 17th June


Cooney Motors Junior Men lost to St Joseph’s on Saturday evening. Final score - Boyle 1:06 to St Joseph’s 1:14. Team; K Suffin, A O Connor, C Flannagan, C Horan, A Sharkey, M O Connor, R Conroy, B Kerins, S Tonry, J Suffin R Hannon, T Henry, K Morris, C Goldrick, C Tivnan with J Regan S Mullin and M O Donoughe. They now face at Dominica next weekend in the Abbey Park.

The U14 Girls will meet St Dominic’s in the Division 2A Final on Wednesday, June 19 at 8.15pm in St. Croans.


Fixtures:


U12 Division 2 Shield Semi Final


Western Gaels 0:20 Boyle 0:12


Results:


U12 Division 5 Cup Final Wednesday 19th


Elphin\Ballianmeen v Version 1 Boyle


7:00 Orchard Park.
The U12 Girls beat St. Dominic’s 16pts to 8pts. They play St Barry's in the Community Games Away at 7pm on Tuesday, June 18.



Well done to all the Boyle representatives on the county team at the weekend. 


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Update 10th June


Our Cooney Motors sponsored Junior team will be in action this coming Saturday evening, away to St. Josephs at 8pm.'

The Version 1 boys U 12 Division 5 team lost to St.Barry's on the scoreline of  0.12 to 0.06.



The U 12 girls were also unfortunately beaten by Strokestown on the scoreline 0.12 to 0.05. 

Boyle GAA wishes to extend sympathies to Club President , Barry Feely on the passing of his brother Joe. May he rest in peace. 

Monday, June 3, 2019

Update 4th June


There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €10,000. The numbers drawn in lotto were 2 4 11 and 29. Next weeks jackpot is €10100. the winner of the Connacht final weekend away was Johnjoe Queenan Cloonloo.

Boyle Cooney Motors sponsored Juniors lost to Roscommon Gaels B in Lisnamult on Friday night at 8pm. Boyle played very well in the first half, leading at half time. However Roscommon Gaels scored 4 goals in the second half with the scoreline finishing Boyle 12pts, Roscommon Gaels 5.03. The team was as follows, P Lavin, A Sharkey, J Cox, C McGee, C Beirne, Marc O Connor,  A O Connor, S Tonry, B Kerins, J Suffin, R Hannon, T Regan, K Morris, C Goldrick, Mark O Connor with D O Driscoll, M Lavin, K Kelly, R Flannagan, J Moran, A Simon, S Mullin.

On Saturday The McGovern Directional Drilling Senior Men faced neighbours Western Gaels in Frenchpark on Saturday evening in Round 7 of the Division 1 League.

Both teams scored point on point in the opening minutes, neither wanting to concede without a follow attack. Western Gaels then began to drift ahead as the game increased in physicality. Following repercussions of a hard knock, Flanagan was replaced by Sharkey early on which was a blow for the full back line. Gaels ticked the scoreboard along, taking their points and putting the ball in the back of the net just before half time. Half time score, Boyle - 0:04 to Western Gaels - 1:11.

The opening minutes of the second half saw another goal for Gaels however knowing that a comeback was required Boyle began to chip away at their lead. Goldrick replaced Kane and immediately received a free which sailed over the posts. A. O’Connor replaced Hanmore who had played a role in breaking ball in midfield. Shortly after this substitution, and Gaels player Gill received a second yellow and was sent off. Boyle was energised after being gifted space to create further opportunities and McKenna made a great run for a free and smashed the ball in the back of net with a belter. This goal allowed the lads to lift their play and it was followed by points from McKeon, McKenna, Goldrick and O’Donoghue leaving the full time score, Boyle 1:14 to Western Gaels 2:16.

Team: R. Kearney, M. O’Connor, C. Flanagan (replaced by A. Sharkey 24mins), A. Simon, Killian Cox, R. Hanmore (C - replaced by A. O’Connor 47mins), E. McGrath, Kieran Cox, T. McKenna (1:01), J. Moran, C. McKeon (0:04 -4f), D. East (0:01), M. O’Donoghue (0:02), S. Kane (0:01, replaced by C. Goldbrick 39mins 0:05 - 2f) and S. Purcell.

The Moylurg Inn sponsored Intermediate team lost to Kilglass Sunday afternoon on the scoreline of 2.13 to 4.10. Having worked hard in the first half and being ahead at half time but I was not to be on this occasion. Team R Duffy, S Kerins, N Beirne, A Mullins, M McKeon, S Wynne, M Brogan, I king, S Cull, S Meehan, M Ward, G Flannagan, A Feely, K Harrington and D McLoughin with C Naughton and R Duggan. 

U14 Division 1 Shield Final (boys)
Boyle 4:06 (18) - Western Gaels 4:07 (19)
Western Gaels win by 1 point.

What a game but sadly Boyle lose out on the Div 1 Shield on slim 1 point margin. The game ebbed and flowed from throw in. These lads did us proud on the night.

Boyle GAA Penalty King Crowned! A brilliant day was had down in Abbey Park Saturday afternoon when 50 worthy contenders slugged it out to see who’d be crowned Boyle GAA Penalty King. 

The organisation that went into this event was a huge feat as 12 rounds of penalty face offs took place. Every contender got two shots at the crown with a back-door system in place right up to the ¼ finals.  

The early stages of competition saw all four goals being used - both on the main and practice pitch, and there was plenty to keep the supporters entertained. 

Bidding to stop the shot takers were top goal keepers, Senior man Rob Kearney, Boyle Celtics Kyle Suffin, Young U16 shot stopper Sean Garvin, Mark O’Connor, Thomas McGarty and Patrick McTiernan. The men standing between the uprights had their work cut as the quality of penalties was outstanding. The entries were from U14’s right up to senior men and women and a few celebrities, all hoping for a moment of glory. 

With the competition being ran over the two pitches it was hard to keep up with all of the action. There were plenty of highlights but a few worth mentioning: the dubious illegal use of steel toe boots by Pacelli Mc Dermot, the pairing of father and son Eugene and Mark Haligan, the performance of Kate Harrington, Frankie Feighan going toe to toe with Megan McKeon, brother v brother when the two Henry lads Tiernan and Oran came face to face in the later stages, and when neighbourhood bragging rights were up for grabs as Cian Smith and Niall O’Donnell went head to head. 

The shootout came down to Cian Smith and Dessie Bernie, with the Shannon Gaels man coming out on top. A huge thanks goes to all the volunteers involved in this event and the Feile committee as over €1000 was raised in aid of the 2019 Feile team.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Update 27th May


Tulsk Lord Edwards were unable to field a team and so were forced to concede the points to the Cooney Motors Limited Junior Team on Sunday. 

The U14 Girls had a great win over Eire Og on Thursday - 4:20 to 0:11.

Cooney Motors U14's had a very impressive win in their Sheild Semi final clash against Clan Na Gael.  They led from start and put up a big score on the Abbey Park score board. They now face local rivals Western Gaels in the Final on Thursday in Elphin at 7:00 pm 

Results:

U14 Div 1 Shield Semi final Boyle beat Clann Na Gael

Fixtures: 

May Monday 27th
U12 Div 2 Version 1 Boyle v St Croans 7:00 pm Abbey Park 

May Wednesday 29th 
U12 Div 5 Version 1 St Ronans v Boyle 7:00 pm  Kilronan Park

May Thursday 30th 
U14 Div Shield Boyle v Western Gaels 7:00 pm Enfield 

U12 Div 2 Version 1 Boyle Shannon Gaels 7:00 pm Abbey Park 

June Sunday 2nd
U14 Div 5 Version 1 Boyle v St Aidans 11:00 am Abbey Park.

Finally:



SPECIAL DRAW
The Boyle GAA lotto jackpot will reach €10,000 on Saturday the 1st of June. To coincide with and to mark the event there will be a special draw for two tickets to the Connacht Fjnal  ,with over night accomodation and evening meal in The Harbour Hotel on the 15 th of June     Envelopes are available in the shops and pubs in Boyle and from committee members
The draw will take place in The Patrick’s Well. Tickets available from the usual outlets. 

The club would like to thank and congratulate all club members who represented Boyle in a host of county games over the weekend, well done to all. 

Monday, May 20, 2019

Update 20th May


RESULTS

The McGovern Directional Drilling Senior Team played Fuerty in Round Six of the League on Saturday evening. Boyle came out with their fourth win of the season on the scoreline: Boyle 2-10 to Fuerty 1-11. 

Boyle: Robert Kearney, Aaron Sharkey, Conor Flanagan, Adam O’Connor, Killian Cox, Marc O’Connor (1-01), Tadhg McKenna (0-02), Ryan Finneran (1-01), Kieran Cox, Conor Tivnan, Colin Goldrick (0-04), Dylan East (0-01), Jack Moran (0-01), Ben Keirns, Sean Purcell (0-01).

Subs: Brian Furey for Keirns (Half Time); Mark O’Donohue for Tivnan (44mins); Roch Hanmore for Kieran Cox (47mins) & Adam Simon for Sharkey (61mins).

The U14 Girls won their game versus St Croans on a scoreline of 2-05 to 0-06 but unfortunately their game versus Castlerea will need to be rescheduled.

Ballinameen forfeited their game versus the U12 Girls.

The U12 Version 1 sponsored Boys A game versus Shannon Gaels was postponed. They were unlucky to lose their game versus Kilbride during the week.

The U12 Version 1 sponsored Boys B Team had a great win over Elphin on Sunday morning. The game finished on a scoreline of 10-6. This team also won their game versus Western Gaels during the week 14-6.

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FIXTURES

The Cooney Motors Junior Men play Tulsk Lord Edwards on Saturday, May 25 at 7pm in Boyle.

The Cooney Motor U14 Boys play in the Division 1 Shield Semi-Final against Clann Na Gael on Thursday, May 23 at 7pm in the Abbey Park.

The U14 Girls are also out on Thursday and play Eire Og away at 7pm. 

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COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES

The Club wishes Daire Cregg a speedy recovery from the injury he sustained during the Roscommon Under 17 Championship match against Galway. Daire, along with his brother Oisin and cousin Cathal Feely contributed handsomely to the Rossies great win over the Tribesmen. All in the Club look forward to seeing Daire back to his great form in the near future.

Sinead Glennon, member of the Senior Ladies team, was on the panel for the Roscommon Ladies Connacht Intermediate Championship game versus Leitrim. The ladies won the game well and secured their place in the Final. 

Aisling Feely and Isabelle King represented Boye on the Roscommon U16 Girls A1 Connacht Final versus Leitrim on Sunday in Ballyhaunis. Both girls have been strong forces for both the underage and Senior Ladies Club. Roscommon beat Leitrim by 2.27 to 3.07 with Isabelle at full back and Aisling at full forward, congratulations to the girls.

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NOTES

Members from the Boyle GAA Executive attended a presentation on the One Club concept last week from St Dominic’s members in what was a very informative talk on the direction of Boyle GAA's future.

Finally, we hope that all of the boys and girls that made their First Holy Communion in Boyle on Saturday shared a special day with their friends and family. 

Monday, May 13, 2019

Update 13th May


The Cooney Motors sponsored Junior team took on St Faithleachs second team on Saturday evening last in the Abbey Park. Boyle with a weakened panel compared to previous outings worked hard through out the game against a yonger pacier Faithleachs team. Boyle went in at half time down by 5 which could have been a lot worse thanks to a great goal line save from Declan McGovern. Faithleachs got out of the blocked quicker in the second half and rattled the net shortly after the throw in. Boyle battled hard in the second half and bought the score difference back to 4 at one stage but eventually ran out second best on the scoreline of Boyle 0.09 st Faithleachs 1.11. Boyle team; D. McGovern, C Horan, C Boylan, A Sharkey, T Regan, R Hannon, C Beirne, C Flannagan, S Tonry, B Kerins, S Kane, M Tormey, L Casey, C Goldrick, S Spellman with K Morris, P Lavin and S Mullen.

The Moylurg Inn sponsored Senior Ladies had a great win over Castlerea this weekend which allowed them to take home the Division 3 League Shield.

Boyle quickly took advantage with a collection of attacks but after a string of missed opportunities they led marginally at the break. Half-time Score: Boyle - 3.05 to Castlerea - 2.03. 

They took control in the second half after a tense few moments in which they only lead by 2points, and they continued to add to their lead as fresh legs entered the game. After a break for an injured player to be assessed the heads were switched on once again and some quick scores sealed the game for Boyle. Final Score: Boyle - 7.09 to Castlerea - 4.07.

The Club wishes Megan Kelly of the opposition the very best for a quick recovery.

Starting (13 per side): R. Duffy, S. Keirns, S. Wynne, M. Brogan, S. Keenehan (C), A. Mullins, I. King, R. Cox, G. Flanagan, S. Meehan (1.02), D. McLoughlin, S. Glennon (4.02) & K. Harrington (1.03 - 1f).

Subs: S. Keenehan (2nd half), D. Finneran, R. Duggan (2nd half), C. McQuaid, N. Davis, K. Garvan, N. Beirne, R. Wynne M. McKeon (2nd half), E. Scally, A. Feely (1st half - 1.01) & C. Sheeran.


The Lannon Motors boys U16 team clinched the Division 1 shield in fine style in Orchard Park Elphin last Wednesday  evening. Boyle 2:11 Kilmore/st Ronans/ Shannon Geals 2.03. Here two teams had meet previous in the league in what was a tight contest which ended a 7 point a piece draw. From the off on Wednesday in looked like it wouldn't be a re occurance of the same low score line. Both teams rattled the net in the first half in a very open free flowing game. In the second half Boyle seemed to have more in the tank and were able to keep the oppositions key players quite for most periods of the half. In what was a great evenings football the u 16s won what we hope is not their only piece of silverware of the year. Congratulations to team and management.

Boyle U 16 team

1 Sean Garvin
2 Joseph Coyle          
3 Kevin Byrne
4 Mark Halligan
5 Daniel Casey
6 Oisin Cregg
7 Eden Kerins
8 Oisin Sheerin
9 Conor Mc Pherson
10 Gavin O Connor
11 Luke McGrath
12 Conor Kelly
13 Brian O Connor
14 David Duggan
15 Niall O Donnell
17 Oran Henry
18 Gregg Nutly.

And finally a reminder, A presentation on the One Club concept will take place at 9 pm in the Clubrooms on Monday the 13 th May.  It will be facilitated by Geraldine Beattie and David O Connor from the St Dominic’s Club
All invited to attend. 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Update 6th May

Our McGovern Directional Drilling sponsored senior team were victorious over Michael Glaveys on Saturday evening on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-11. Boyle started bright in a match that was to be played with out their county stars. Both team traded scores and on ply one point separated the teams at half time. Both teams again traded points in the second half until Dylan East hit the net after some good work from Seamus Kane. Kane also got a goal himself later in the match from the penalty spot after Tadgh McKenna got pulled down in the square. Boyle closed out the match well and never looked in bother for the final result. Next up is Furety on May 8th.
Scorers: S. Kane (1-08), D. East (1-00), T. McKenna (0-02), J. Moran (0-01), S. Purcell (0-01)
Boyle Team: R. Kearney, G. Gilmartin, C. Flanagan, A. Simon, K. Cox, M. O'Connor, T. McKenna, R. Finneran, R. Hanmore,  D. East, S. Kane, C. Tivnan, J. Moran, B. Kerins, S. Purcell. 
Subs: A. Sharkey for Gilmartin (34 mins), C. Goldrick for Kerins (46), B. Furey (52), A. O'Connor for Moran (61).

Underage Boys
The James lannon on sponsored u 16s once again took on Roscommon Geals in a shield semi final in Abbey Park on Wednesday. In some great individual performance and a great team performance over all Boyle ran out winners on the score line of 3.03 to 3.09. Team ; S Garvin, J Coyle, K Wright, M Halligan, D Casey, O Cregg, K Byrne, O Sheeran, C McPherson, G O Connor, L Mc Garth, C Kelly, N O Donnell, D Duggan and B O Connor, with O Henry and G Nulty. They now face Shannon Geals/Kilmore/St Ronans in the shield final provisionally fixed for Thursday 9th of May 

The U16 Girls defeated Elphin / Kilmore in the Gannon Eggs and Poultry sponsored Division 1B League Final held in Tarmonbarry on Bank Holiday Sunday. 
The first half was closely contested but Boyle lead at the break by a goal: Boyle - 2.04 to Elphin / Kilmore - 1.04. Boyle dominated in the second half taking control of the game with a string of well worked scores which were left unanswered.

Final score:
Boyle - 4.15
Elphin / Kilmore - 1.05

Team: P. Ewing, T. Sheridan, I. King (0.01), T. Casey, H. Caldbeck, B. Deane, K. Cullen, N. Brogan (0.03), A. Feely (3.08-1f), G. Rooney, H. Keirns (C - 0.01), S. Casey, C. Brogan, K. Hatter, A. Lennon. Subs: E. Scally, A. Healy (60mins), L. Keenan, A. Wynne (60mins), C. Sheerin (60mins), C. O’Dowd (60mins), C. Cregg (HT - 1.02).

Boyle GAA Club extends condolences to Barry Lowe, senior team mentor; Tadhg Lowe, former senior player; and Stephanie Lowe, former Ladies player, on the passing of Mrs Attracta Lowe. At dheis De go raibh a h-anam dilis. 

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Update April 29th


Boys underage;

National Automation and FAAC Minors had an impressive win last week. There was a change to original fixture as that their opponents Kilglass/St Barrys conceded late on in the day. St Aidans obliged by bringing forward their fixture against Boyle. Boyle were in control from the start and there was some sublime points being scored by our lads. The lads ran out clear winners on a dark evening in Abbey Park to win the game 2-18 to 1-07. Well done lads and coaches.


 Tough luck to the U14 boys, who were narrowly beaten by Western Gaels in Frenchpark last week. Western Gaels started the brightest and registered a very early goal to put Boyle under pressure for the rest of the first half. Western  Gaels went in at half time with a 5 point lead. Boyle came out at half time a better team and steadied their ship. Boyle got themselves on level terms and then led by point in the mid way stages of the 2nd half. Both teams traded the lead for the rest of game, but Gaels shaded it in the end with a slim one point margin in this division 1 encounter. Western Gaels 3-04  Boyle 1-09.

Results: 
Minor Division 2 League 
National Automation Boyle  2-18 St Aidans 1-07 

Minors Boyle v Kilglass/St. Barrys 
Conceded by Kilglass/St. Barrys

U14 Division 1 League 
Western Gaels 3-04 Cooney Motors Boyle 1-09

U12 Division 2 League 
Version 1 Boyle beaten by Elphin 

 U12 Division 5 
Version 1 Boyle 7-10 Roscommon Gaels 2-3
 
Fixtures: 
U14 Division 1 League Thursday 2nd
Cooney Motors Boyle v St Dominics 7:30pm Abbey Park 

U12 Division 2 League Sunday 5th
Version 1 Boyle v Western Gaels 11am Frenchpark


The Senior Ladies won their League Semi-Final in Ballyleague at the weekend earning their place in the League Final which is to be played on May 11.

Boyle were off to a good start but their efforts were matched by their strong counterparts. The bench made great impact and the halftime score was left at: Boyle 3.05 - St. Faithleachs 2.05. 
Boyle did damage early on in the second half and the outfits confidence grew seeing them out on top at the final whistle: Boyle - 9.08 to St Faithleachs 4.07

R. Duffy
S. Wynne
A. Mullins
R. Duggan 
S. Keenehan (C)
M. Brogan
R. Cox
D. McLoughlin (1.00)
M. McKeon (1.01)
S. Meehan (1.00)
G. Flanagan
S. Glennon (2.01)
K. Harrington (3.06 - 0.05 from frees)

A. Feely (2.00) for D. McLoughlin; I. King for R. Duggan and S. Keirns for Suzie Keenehan.

Best of luck to Boyle Club representatives part of the Roscommon LGFA Minor Team and Managemet - Maeve Brogan, Kate Harrington, Megan McKeon, Saoirse Wynne and Kieran McKeon. They will play the Connacht A Minor Final on Monday, May 6 V Galway.’

Reminder about Girls U8 and U10 training commencing on friday, May 3rd at 5.30 in Abbey Park.

Finally, Boyle GAA Club extends its deepest sympathies to the Mc Crann family on the sad passing of Sandra
Sandra was  a dedicated member of a lotto team for many years and an avid supporter of Brian and Jakes teams.   Her friendship, lively wit and can do attitude   will be remembered with great fondness
Ar dheis De go raibh a h- anam dilis. 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Update April 15th

There was no winner of this weeks. Lotto jackpot of 9,400. The numbers drawn were 9,11,18&28.€20 winners were Gerry McCormack, Jackie Farrell and Jim McGrath. Next weeks draw takes place in the Stairs.

Our McGovern Directional Drilling sponsored senior team played there 3 game in the league this weekend against Roscommon Geals. A minutes silence was observed prior to the game for the late Sean Young. On what was a particularly wet and windy day both teams traded scores for the opening quarter untill Boyles Dylan East scored the first of Boyles goals. This was followed up again minutes later by a second from Cian McKeon. At this stage and into the second half these were the difference between the two teams. Geals got a goal them selves in the second half and for the second time in two weeks, Rob Kearney decided the visiotrs a goal from the spot kick, saving with extended legs this time round. Donnie Smith got the third of Boyles goals and it was a nail biting finish as Geals kept on tagging on points but it was not to be their day with Boyle finishing the stronger on a score line of 3.09 to 1.14. A win a fitting tribute to the late Sean Young.
Team; R Kearney, C Cox, C Flannagan, A Sharkey, D East, M O Connor, E McGrath, R Finneran, T McKenna, E Smith, C McKeon, S Purcell, D Smith, S Kane. 
They now face Clann Na Geal, in Clann next Saturday at 6 pm.

Under age Boys Match Reports
U14 Division 1 League St Brigids v Cooney Motors Boyle 11/04
Our boys were on their travels for the second week running heading south to St Brigids. Buoyed from their last victorious trip there was no doubt the U14 lads were up for this game. They started on the front foot right from the beginning and put in an impressive performance for the whole game. They closed the game on a score line of 3.04 to 5.15, gaining themselves a second win under belt after 3 games of their Division 1 League.


Minor Division 2 League Ballinameen\Elphin v National Automation 14/04
This was a bruising encounter between two local rivals and a much-anticipated match that did not disappoint on the entertainment value. Ballinameen\Elphin looked very strong from the beginning and seemed to be able to cope better with the rain-soaked pitch which gave a very erratic ball bounce. Ballinameen\Elphin pressed their dominance and went into the break with a big lead which Boyle had no answer for. The second half saw Boyle come out fighting and they worked very hard to close the gap, managing to narrow the lead to just 1 point at one stage. With the pitch deteriorating and scuffles breaking out regularly, both the flow of the game, and the Boyle rhythm broke down. In the end Ballinameen\Elphin edged a 3 point win. Ballinameen\Elphin 2:13 Boyle 3:07
Results:
Minor Division 2 League
Ballinameen/Elphin 2.13 - National Automation Boyle 3.07

Fixtures
Tuesday 16th
U16 Division 1 League Lannon Motors Boyle v Roscommon Gaels 19:00 Abbey Park

Thursday 18th
Minor Division 2 League National Automation Boyle v Padraig Pearses 19:00 Abbey Park

Ladies football
The Senior Ladies have secured their place in the League Semi-Final after a very wet game in Abbey Park on Sunday. Team;
A. Feely
S. Keirns
S. Wynne
R. Duggan
S. Keenahan
A. Mullins
R. Cox
D. McLoughlin
M. McKeon
S. Meehan
G. Flanagan
S. Glennon
K. Harrington

Full Time
Boyle: 8-09
Strokestown: 1-00

K. Harrington 2.05 (0.01 free)
S. Glennon 1.02
M. McKeon 0.01
G. Flanagan 0.01
S. Meehan 2.00
A. Feely 1.00
S. Keirns 2.00
Subs at half time 
Off
D. McLoughlin & S. Glennon
On
I. King & K. Garvan

Finally, The club wish to bring to the attention of dog walkers that dog fouling is becoming a problem in and around the pitch and training area. This is a health and safety concern. Please consider our players who use these facilities and clean up after your dog. Thank you.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Update April 8th


The McGovern Directional Drilling sponsored senior team took on St Croans in the Abbey Park. Boyle started he better and should have led by more at half time after a number of missed opportunities to pull ahead. Boyle did pull ahead in the second half through a penalty well earned by Enda Smith, with Donie stepping up to calmly slot it away. However Boyle failed to push on and gave away a penalty themselves. Rob Kearney stayed big and got his body to the bottom corner to save and Boyle were let off the hook to win by a a margin of two points on the score line of 1.12 to 0.13. Boyle team R Kearney, K Cox, C Flannagan, A Simon, T McKenna, M O Connor, E McGrath, R Finneran, E Smith, J Moran, D Smith, D East, M O Donoghue, S Kane and A Sharkey. With C McKeon, S Purcell, C Goldrick, K Cox and R Hanmore all seeing action in the second half.
They next face Roscommon Geals this coming weekend in the Abbey Park.

Boyle GAA Boys Youths Weekly Notes:
Boyle's U16 Lannon Motors Boys were unlucky to be beaten by their visiting opponents Clann na Gael on a cold and dark Tuesday evening in the Division 1 League at Abbey Park. Despite Clann scoring an early goal, Boyle were the better side in the first half and lead at break. Clann came out strong in the 2nd and managed to claw back the deficit. Both teams played some great football and were evenly matched, but Clann were able to secure the win with a small 2 point margin. Boyle 1-06 : Clann na nGael 2-05.

Results:
U16 Division 1 Lannon Motors Boyle 1-06 Clann na nGael 2-05
U14 Division 1 Cooney Motors Boyle v St Dominics Postponed

Provisional Fixtures
Thursday 11th U14 Division 1 St Brigid’s v Cooney Motors Boyle 19:00 Kiltoom
Friday 12th Minor Division 2 Roscommon Gaels v National Automation and FAAC Boyle 19:00 Lisnamult
Sunday 14th Minor Division 2 National Automation and FAAC Boyle v Padraig Pearses 11:00 Abbey Park



On the ladies front 
Elphin/Kilmore u 16 girls conceded to Boyle.

The club launched their 3 year plan to a full house in the club rooms on Thursday evening last. The plan is spread out across 5 areas which all aim to progress the club to greater things both on and off the pitch.  Connaught GAA's John Prunty was guest peaked on the evening. The club would like to thank again all who were involved on committees and sub committees on the same and wish them success in the coming 3 years.

Finally Boyle GAA  Club were saddened on Sunday afternoon to hear of the passing of one of its greatest adopted sons, the inimitable Sean Young.
The Club extends its deepest sympathies to the Young family on Sean’s passing. They Boyle, Roscommon and Derry flag is being flown at half mast in grateful acknowledgement of Sean’s unparalleled contribution to our Club.
Ar dheis De go raibh a anam  dilis 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Update April 1st

There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of 9,200. The numbers drawn were 1, 5, 8 and 20. 20euro winners were Ciaran O Connor, David Hannon and Jim McGrath. Next weeks draw takes place the Stairs. 
The Mc Govern Directional Drilling sponsored team got their 2019 session off the ground playing St Brighidson Sunday last in the park. Boyle started the strongest and worked very hard in the first half in particular with some fine performances. However Boyle ran out of steam in the second half and a second half goal mid way through for Brighids sealed the defeat on the score line of 1.13 to 2.09. Team R Kearney,Adam Simon,  Conor Flannagan,  Killian Cox, Evan McGrath, Marc O Connor , Jack Moran, Ryan Finneran, Tadgh McKenna, Dylan East, Cian McKeon, Mark O Donoughe, Donie Smith, Seamus Kane and Aaron Sharkey. Kieran Cox Conor Tivinan and Roch Hanmore as subs.

The U14 boys competed in their 2nd game of Division 1 league when they took the long trip to hosts Clann na nGael. Things didn’t look good from the start as Clann na nGael got out blocks earlier with only a minute on the clock Clann hit the net with a looping shot over Boyle’s keeper. Boyle steady themselves and got into to game and soon registered a point on the scored. Both teams traded shots but failing to score, earlier on. Boyle then took command of the game and started to clock up the scores on the scoreboard. Boyle went in at halftime 0:7 to 1:0 . Boyle defence were excellent as the kept Clann out as the host fail to register another score since the first earlier goal but the Clann defence did their job to where Boyle should have a bigger lead at half time. Boyle started to find their way around their opponents defence in the 2nd half and started to put day light between themselves and Clann and ended the game as clear winners with 1-13 to 2:4 on the scoreboard to Boyle. 

Results:

Minor Division 2 League National Automation Boyle v St Aidans postponed.

U14 Division 1 League Clann nA Gael 2-4 Cooney Motors Boyle 1-13

Fixtures:

Tuesday 2nd U16 Division 1 Boyle v Clann na nGael 18:30 pm Abbey Park

Friday 5th U14 Division 1 Boyle v St Dominics 18:30 pm Abbey Park

The Senior Ladies lost v St Croans on SUnday also in the Abbey Park. The scoreline there was 3.07 to 2.08.
U16 girls V Clann Na nGael 6.06/to 3.04 to Boyle. 

And finally, an open invitation to  Parents, players and coaches in all codes,Executive and members of all units and the people of Boyle are invited to the Launch of the Clubs Three Year Plan at 7 pm on the 4 th of April in the Clubrooms. The Plan  is a compilation of the deliberations of five Focus groups who looked at facilities , public relations , administrative structures , coaching and finance.
Boyle GAA is delighted that Connacht Council  Secretary , John Prenty will launch the Plan. Refreshments served. 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Update 24th March

There was no winner of this week's club lotto which now stands at €9,100. €20 winners were Barney Supple, Brian McQuaid and Evelyn O Donnell. Next week's draw will take place in the Stairs.

The Cooney Motors Junior team were defeated by St Ronans on Saturday. Boyle were missing many of the starters from their previous outing but still preformed well at stages. The team was as follows: D. McGovern, C. Horan, C. Boylan, O. Regan, L. Casey, J. Cox, C. Beirne, S. Tonra, J. Regan, C. Deery, T. Henry, K. Sweeney, S. Mullins, K. Morris, S. Spellman.
With: A. Simon, A. O'Connor, S. Kane, J. Moran, M. O'Connor, A. Sharkey.

The Senior Ladies bet Ballinameen convincinly on Sunday morning last. The U 16 girls lost to a strong Eire Og team.

For the Boys underage;

Results
Minor Division 2
Boyle v Elphin/ Ballinameen will be rescheduled.

Fixtures
30th Saturday Minor Division 2
Boyle v St Aidans 16:30 Abbey Park
Sunday 31st Division 1 U14 League
Clann Na Gael v Boyle 11:45 Johnstown

Off the pitch - Important date for your diary: The Club’s Three Year Plan will be launched by Connacht Council Secretary, John Prenty, at 7pm on Thursday the 4th of April in the Clubrooms It is a great honour for the Club that John is taking time out of his busy schedule to unveil what is in effect, our road map, for the next three years

Monday, March 18, 2019

Update 18th March

What a night! (I'm a Celebrity ...)
The biggest and most enjoyable event in the club for years took place last Saturday night. The club would like to thank again our main sponsor LandEscape PYT Ltd and our two premium sponsors Callan Tansey and McGovern Civil. Thanks also to all our sponsors who are too many to mention. Thanks to everyone who helped on the night and to all the contestants who did so much work before the event and for their entertainment on the night! Finally a word of thanks to the committee, who with out their work over the past number of months, Saturday night would not have happened. They are Karl Kennedy, Brian Furey, David Kelly, Marc O Connor, Mark O Donohoe, Sean Purcell, Roch Hanmore and Cian Smith.

The Cooney Motors Junior team travelled to Strokestown Friday night for their first outing in the division 4. Unfortunately a 10 minute spell at the start of the match saw Strokestown score two goals which Boyle never clawed back from. Eventually loosing on the slimmest of margins of 2-12 to 1.14.
D. McGovern, A. Simon, J. Regan, C. McGee, A. O Connor, A. Sharkey, C. Tivnan, C. Flanagan, R. Finneran, M. O Donoghue (0-1), S. Kane, (0-5) J. Moran (0-1) , M. O?Connor, C. Goldrick (1-7), R. Hannon. With: S. Tonra, J. Cox, K. Morris, C. Horan, S. Spellman and K. Sweeney.

Our u 16 sponsored by James Lannon lads took on Kilmore/Shannon Gaels/St Ronans team Sunday morning. Boyle started the brighter a playing with a strong wind in the first half went in at half time 7 points to 3 up. The wind picked up well in the second half but Boyle got the first score but that was to be their only score of the half and eventually ran out a drawn game at 8 points a piece, a well earned point on the Division 1 table.

Elsewhere the girls u 16s lost to St. Dominic's on the score line of 7.14 to 5.05.

Boyle GAA Club would like to extend condolences to Lotto team captain Johnathan Wynne and the Wynne family on the passing of Harry Wynne.

The Club's sympathies are offered to the Cooke family on the untimely passing of James Cooke.

May Harry and James Rest In Peace.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Update 11th March

There was no winner of this week's lotto jackpot which now stands at €8,900. The numbers drawn were 3,11,17 and 29. €20 winners were Stephanie Quinn, Bridget Healy and James O Boyle. Next week's draw will take place in The Well with a special St. Patrick's Day bonus raffle for all entrants for €500 cash. 

The Club would like to express its sympathies to Karen Brogan and the McGee family on the passing of Cathal
Condolences are also extended to Mary Scally on the passing of her aunt Mary Brennan.
May Cathal and Mary Rest In Peace.

Remember the event of the year is happening this coming Saturday night. A limited number of tickets can still be got by contacting Cian Smith.

Congratulations to the Smith family on collecting their Dermot Early award on Friday night.

Results:

The Senior ladies had a great win at the weekend beating St. Faithleachs by 7.08 to 0.7 in very breezy and wet conditions.
Our Junror team kick off their division 4 league when they travel to Strokestown this coming Friday. Throw in there is at 8pm.
In underage boys 
U14 Division 1 League
Boyle beaten by Eir Og\Michael Glaveys
U16 Division 1 League
Padraig Pearses v Boyle postponed
Connacht GAA Schools Junior C League Final
Scoil Mhuire Strokestown 1-10 Abbey Community College Boyle 1-12
Fixtures:
Sunday 17th March
Kilmore/Shannon Gaels/St Ronans v Boyle 11:00 Venue: Kilmore

We look forward to seeing you all this coming Saturday in the hall at 8.00pm. 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Update 14th January

There was no winner of this week's lotto jackpot of €8,100. €20 winners were Hilary Clifford, Conor McGarry and Michael Furey. The numbers drawn were 3, 12, 13, & 17. Next week's draw will take place in the Well.

In Ladies notes, 
Thanks to all who organised and attended the presentation of Co. Championship medals to the U16 (Div 1A Champions) and Minor team (Div 2A Champions). Thanks to the team sponsors Beat the Bounce; Corrib Oil; Joe Simon Home, Garden and Build and Vention. Special word of thanks to the management teams: Vinnie Flanagan, Damien Regan, Suzi Keenehan, Kieran McKeon, Adrian Brogan and Martina Casey. Thanks to the players for their commitment and well done on your super results in 2018. Thanks to the parents and supporters for their encouragement and support. Thanks to Sean O'Dowd,  Realboyle for attending today's presentation. 

The club needs to build on the super achievements of 2018 and as we plan for 2019 we invite  anyone who would like to get involved either as a coach or as a committee member for 2019 to contact any member of the committee.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Update 7th January

Firstly the club would like to wish their members a very happy and healthy new year for 2019. 

There was no winner of this week's club lotto. The jackpot now stands at  
8,000 euro. The 20 euro winners were Marc O Connor, Peter Flannery and Darragh Grennan. The numbers drawn were 5, 12, 13, and 32. Next week's draw takes place in Clarke’s bar.

You can now sign up for annual lotto membership for 2019 which will give you two chances to win the jackpot for just 2 euro. Please contact our treasurer James at boylegaatreasurer@gmail.com.
There is currently a competition running for a Gaeltacht scholarship for this summer. The closing date for this competition is the 11th of January and essay details and application forms can be got from either Kathleen, Jan or James.

There is a club exec meeting this coming Monday the 14th at 8.30 pm.

Finally Boyle GAA Minor AGM will take place in the clubhouse on Thursday the 10th at 8pm. All welcome.