Sunday, December 29, 2019

Update 30th December

Saturday evening last saw crowds gather once again in the hall for the annual Christmas table quiz and player of the year awards. In what was a great night 3 teams shared in the honor of first place answering 87 out of 90 questions correctly. Well done to all.

The player of the year awards were also announced on the night with the awards as follows;
U20 Player of the Year - Cathal Feely
Junior Player of the Year - Tiernan Henry Senior Men's Player of the Year - Killian Cox Senior Ladies Player of the Year - Kate Harrington Club Person of the Year - Barry Lowe Hall of Fame Recipient - Seamus Cooney.

Many thanks to all the Committee members who helped out in the preparation of the Hall, on the night of the quiz and in the clean up afterwards, without you none of this would be possible. 

Thanks to all of the players, supporters, and volunteers who braved the weather to join us for our Annual St Stephen's Day Match earlier today. All monies raised will go to Roscommon Safe Link. See to learn more about how they help to support members of our community. Thank you to Roch and his helpers for their efforts. 

Finally, a reminder that the Club’s AGM will take place at 7.30 pm on Friday the 3rd of January. All Club members are invited to this very important meeting to reflect on 2019 and plan for the new year. 
Happy new year to all. 

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Update 23rd December

Our Annual St Stephen’s Day Charity Match will be held in the Abbey Park at 12pm. After the success of our mixed tag game last year we are playing with the same rules again.

Lads and ladies are all eligible to play, bring your Santa hat for your tag. This event is supporting the charity Roscommon Safe Link www.

Mulled wine will be served throughout the event to keep oneself warm during this festive sporting event while supporting a great cause.

Once again our annual Christmas table quiz and player of the year awards will take place in the hall on Saturday the 28th.

Finally, Boyle GAA would like to wish all its followers both at home and abroad a very happy Christmas and peaceful new year.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Update 16th December

Boyle GAA Club hosted a very enjoyable Gala Dinner Dance on Saturday night  in Kilronan Castle to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Club’s Championship titles at under 21, Junior and Intermediate in 1994. Guests were greeted with a mulled wine reception in the beautifully decorated ballroom which afforded the players of the victorious teams  the opportunity to reacquaint and mingle.

M.C . for the night, Tony Conboy introduced Chairperson Kathleen Hanmore who welcomed the invitees, special guest Nestor Cup-winning captain Enda Smith, Boyle native and County Board Chairman Seamus Sweeney and Club President, Barry Feely.
The Chairperson continued  by reflecting on the achievements of the Club in 1994, current developments in the Club both on and off the field and the passing of Sean Young and John McGowan who played critical roles in the Club’s success twenty five years. This was a subject which Michael Costello , the third member of  the 1994 management team elaborated on in conversation with Tony Conboy, Gary Wynne , manager of the 1994 under 21 team also reflected on that team’s achievements and the role Stephen Bohan who was part of the management structure would later have with Fergal O Donnell in steering the Roscommon Minor team to All Ireland success  in 2006.
Guest of Honour Enda Smith fielded questions from Tony on his career to date, his All-Star nomination and his involvement in the International Rules Series in 2017.
Following his presentation of medals to this year’s victorious Cooney Motors Junior team, Seamus Sweeney congratulated the Club on its achievements on and off the field   He extended congratulations to Mary Clifford who  has been elected as President of the Northern Board.
Commemorative plaques were presented by Enda Smith to members of the 1994 teams Presentations were also made on the night to David Kelly and Barry Lowe, selectors with the 2019  Boyle senior team and to Evan McGrath, Cian McKeon, Donal Smith and Enda Smith in recognition of their contribution to Roscommon senior football in 2019.

Music on the night was by  the very popular band Ultrasound.
Guests were treated to footage of  games from the 1994  and 2019  footballing campaigns courtesy of Colin Kearney.

Many thanks to the Dinner Dance Committee members for their hard work in organising the event, Kilronan Castle for an excellent meal and attention to detail, sponsors Elis,  Michael Kerins Construction, Purcell Print and Feelystone and to Master of Ceremonies Tony Conboy.

Finally, a reminder Date for your diary

The Club’s AGM will take place at 7 30 pm on Friday the 3 rd of January. All Club members are invited to this very important meeting to reflect on 2019 and plan for the new year.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Update 10th December

Date for your diary; The Club’s AGM will take place at 7 30 pm on Friday the 3rd of January. All Club members are invited to this very important meeting to reflect on 2019 and plan for the new year

A presentation of training tops to the 2019 Under 14 girls GAA team by Frank Tighe Painting Services took place Sunday in the Clubrooms. County player and Boyle clubman Evan McGrath was on hand to present medals to the girls. Thanks to Frank and all involved.

A reminder that there are still a limited number of tickets available for our Dinner Dance. 

Monday, December 2, 2019

Update 2nd December

Firstly, U14 Garda Cup 
Semi-Final Strokestown 1-05 Boyle 1-10
Final Boyle 3-06 Michael Glaveys\Eir Og
Our U14 boys lost out on the Garda Cup Final on Saturday morning to a strong Glaveys\Eir Og team in Abbey Park.  The lads put up a spirited performance against this year’s U14 Div 1 Championship winners.  Boyle progressed to final by beating Strokestown on their own turf under the lights on Tuesday with a fine 2 10 to 2 05 win. Boyle went into this final knowing the strength of their opponents, but their opponents were too strong in the end ran out deserved winner on a 3 06 to 5 10 scoreline.
Cooney Motors kindly hosted the U14 squad in their fine new restaurant as they fed and watered the players and coaches that brought a close too busy season for the boys. The lads were presented with new tops that were kindly sponsored by Cooney Motors.  
Boyle GAA would like to thank once again Cooney Motors for their generous support to the U14 squad and all of Boyle GAA throughout the season gone. 

U20 Division 3 Semi-Final KIlbirde   Boyle 2-11 St Ciarans 1-18
Boyle and St Ciaran congested this Div 3 semi-final in Kilbride on a cold and crisp Saturday night. In the early stages of the first half both teams traded off points to keep the match tight to call.  Later on, in the 1st half Boyle scored two goals to put a 6 point gap between and went into the break with the 6 point margin.  Most of the game Boyle kept this 6-point gap as both teams continued to trade points but the Boyle goals providing cushion to our lads.  With 10 minutes left St Ciaran’s upped their game and with a goal and unanswered points they got themselves in front by 4 points and held on to lead to book themselves a place in the Div 3 final at the expenses of our lads

On one of our biggest achievements to date Un underage for all where our Corrib Oil Boyle sponsored Minor Girls defeated Clann na nGael on a scoreline of 3-05 to 2-07 to win the Division One Minor Championship. 
Congratulations to all involved!

Reminder; Boyle LGFA will hold their 2019 A.G.M. on Tuesday the 10th of December 2019 at 8pm in the clubhouse. Please email any Nominations/Motions to by Monday the 2nd of December 2019. Your attendance would be very much appreciated.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Update 25th November

Gala Christmas Party
Just under 3 weeks to go to our Gala Christmas Party on Dec 14th in Kilronan Castle. Please note that this is a ticket only event and final numbers will need to be confirmed next week. Don't be disappointed, secure your ticket. Tickets are available from the following club members: Aidan Lavin (087) 2677865, Martin Purcell (086) 2451259 and Jan Flanagan (086) 0667163. Alternatively they can be purchased on our sales evenings in the clubhouse. See our social media sites for details. 

ISPCC Church Gate Collection
The annual ISPCC/Childline church gate collection takes place next weekend Nov 30th/Dec 1st at all masses. This collection is being carried out locally by Boyle GAA Club on behalf of the ISPCC and your support would be much appreciated for this worthy cause.

The division 1 Minor Final Boyle V Clan na nGael Saturday 30th. Time and Venue TBC. 
Boyle LGFA will hold their 2019 A.G.M. on Tuesday the 10th of December 2019 at 8pm in the clubhouse. Please email any Nominations/Motions to by Monday the 2nd of December 2019. Your attendance would be very much appreciated.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Update 18th November

Our National Automation  Limited sponsored Under 20 team defeated St. Faithleach's in Round Two of the Championship in Ballyleague on a scoreline of 6-14 to 0-10.
Team: R. Kearney; C. O'Donoghue, A. Simon; A. O'Connor (1-0), R. Conroy, D. Valentine; L. Garvin (0-1), C. Feely (0-1); K. Morris (1-1), J. Moran (1-7), T. Regan (1-2); T. Henry (1-2), L. McKeon (2-0).
With: C. McGee, D. Battles, M. Kennedy, S. O'Connor, T. Demeter.
They will face St. Croans next Sunday in Enfield at 1pm.

Demand for tickets is increasing for our Gala Dinner in Kilronan on December 14. The night, which will also feature a celebration of our Silver Jubilee teams of 1994, promises to be a really enjoyable occasion and is an ideal start to celebrations for the festive season.

Tickets at  €45 will be available from Boyle GAA clubhouse next Tuesday evening Novermber 19 from 8.00pm to 9.00pm.

Congratulations to our Cooney Motors/ Centra sponsored Junior Team who captured the clubs first adult title since 2013 with a thriller one point win over Fuerty after extra time in Strokestown last night. Full report in sports section.

A great opportunity to meet two very special ‘guests’is presenting itself next Thursday.   Sam McGuire and Liam McCarthy will be in Cooney’s for the official opening of their revamped store along with Roscommon senior footballer , Ciaran Cox.  Cooney’s have had a long tradition of supporting Boyle GAA and the Club wishes them continued success and best wishes for the future

Finally the club would like to extend our sympathies to Club Vice President Ernie Keenan and the Keenan family on the death of Ernie's brother Michael John RIP.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Update 11th November

Boyle u 20 got there year of the start against a strong St. Barry’s team on Sunday morning. It was a draw at half time with Boyle playing the better football. However fitness showed really in the 2nd half and proved costly. Jack Moran kicked 3 great scores in the 1st half and Tiernan Henry was kicking well from placed ball. Adam Simon and Adam O Connor were winning the battles with there men and Danny Valentine was excellent in the first half. In the second half boyle only scored twice from play  and 2 frees and really did not create enough chances. Cathal Feely was excellent throughout the whole game and tried really hard. Tomas Regan tried very hard as well and never stopped running. Loius Garvin tried hard throughout as well. Boyle lacked composure in the backs at times that led to 2 of there 3 goals. This team show that they have potential but need to get fit to progress. Final score St Barrys 3-12 Boyle 1 -14.

Else where out U16s faced Kilmore/Shannon Geals for the 4th time this year also on Sunday . Boyle once again playing with just two subs and a number of u 14 players worked hard through out and soaked up a lot of pressure in the opening quarter. Scores were locked at 4 points a piece until David Duggan got on the end of a long ball into the square and scoring the only goal of the match. Boyle worked hard in the second half but found it hard to get into any proper scoring position while the opposition continued to attack. Unfortunately it was not to be as Boyle, while holding on to a one point lead for a long period of time eventually saw Kilmore/ Shannon Geals score a late point for the match to finish all square.

Well done to our u12s who won the div 5 county final this afternoon in a close encounter with St Barrys. Congratulations to all involved!

Our u 13s team had their Feile qualifier game Sunday morning called off as Strokestown conceded.

Reminder to come out and support our juniors again this Friday evening in a replay of the county final in Strokestown.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Update 4th November

Our junior team took to the pitch in Strokestown once again this year to face Furety in the champion final. Boyle playing with the breeze in the first half went three points behind at a stage but went in at the break level at 5 a piece. Boyle once again performed better in the second half and managed to go 3 points to the good themselves at one stage. However some needless mistakes say them leading by just one point going into extra time. After 7 minutes of injury time Furety managed to score a point to bring it level to go to a reply now due to be played Friday week again on Strokestown.

We have had a great start to the Nursery Club Program and as we can see our little stars having so much fun we wish to advertise that we have made places available if any other children would like to register.

The program is open to all children who are currently 4 and who will be 6 on, or under the 31/12/2019.

Please get in touch if you would like to register your child(ren). We will return on Monday, November 4 in the Sports Complex.

Reminder, tickets are now in sale for this years Dinner dance with numbers limited. =

Monday, October 28, 2019

Update 28th October

Boyle Cooney Motors sponsored junior team are now through to the Junior B championship county final after beating Strokestown in a reply on Saturday afternoon. It was a tight affair for most of the first half with Boyle once again struggling to get scores. However the game opened up in the second half and Boyle pushed on with the help of the bench and eventually ran out 6 points winners. They now face Furety with time and pitch to be decided. Your support will be much appreciated and needed for this county final.

Public Meeting - Termon Lands

FRI NOV 1st. 8.30pm. St Joseph's Hall.

As members will be aware there are plans in place to develop a shared community sports facility at Termon Lands.

The project is a very significant undertaking and has the potential to provide huge benefits to the town. Facilities will include, soccer pitch, GAA pitch, b-ball courts, running track, hurling/handball/tennis wall, tennis courts, playground, sensory area, swimming area.

The next critical stage is the transfer of lands to the community. This transfer of lands must be agreed by means of a public vote. The Dept. of Agriculture will attend this public meeting next Friday. We need large representation to demonstrate our need and support of the transfer of the lands to the community groups. If this is refused or opposed to by a majority the project will not proceed. This is vital for the town.

Please do not assume this project will automatically proceed - it can only progress with your support. Do not leave it to others to do the voting! Everyone must come to support/vote to ensure the project progresses to the next phase.

Boyle GAA therefore urge all who have an interest in seeing the project progress to attend this meeting next Friday.

The Club wish to extend its sympathy to the Daly Family on the passing of Paddy. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.
A mimutes silence was observed as a mark of respect in Abbey Park today.

Sympathy of the club also to the King family on their recent bereavement.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Update 21st October

Our Cooney Motors sponsored junior team travelled to Strokestown on Saturday evening last to take on Strokestown in the championship semi final. Boyle had to call on a few of the veterans for this one as numbers were low mid week. Boyle started bright and quickly had the ball in the onion bag thanks to Tiernan Henry. It was evenly matched from her on until Ben Kerins got his marching orders close to half time. Boyle doing well went in 1.7 to 1.4 down at half time. Again Boyle started well in the second half and before we knew it Boyle had two more goals without reply. Strokestown then had a number of points on the trot and pressure was on. Boyle’s goalie was harshly done for over carrying in the small square and saved the following penalty. With 7 minutes additional time to be played, no team looked certain to win. Boyle were up by a point thanks to Ray Hannon in the dying moments but there was still time for one last Strokestown attack. The referee deemed Strokestown forward was fouled as he shot and a free was awarded, a simple tap over and the game ended a draw on the score line of Boyle 3.07 Strokestown 1.13. A man of the match performance from youngsters Tiernan Henry say him finish with 2.05 to his name. Team, K Sweeney, A O Connor, C Boylan, C Horan, J Regan, A Sharkey, C Mc Gee, B Kerins, C Tivnan, M Tormey, T Regan, C Sweeny, R Hannon, T Henry, K Morris With D Kelly, A O Connor, L Conboy, S Spellman, J Carroll, K Kelly, S Mullen. The replay is now set for Saturday evening at 4pm in Abbey Park.

Our Lannon Motors Sponsored u 16 team had a quite convincing win against St Ciarans in Johnston Friday night last. There were a lot of strong performances through out in particular D Duggan, G O Connor and D Flannagan. Boyle now now through to a division 1 championship shield final. Team S Garvin, J Coyle, K Wright, M Halligan, D Casey, K Byrne, O Sheeran, D Flannagan, D Duggan, L Mc Grath, C Mc Pearson, G O Connor, B O Connor, N O Donnell, O Henry.

Division 1 U14 Shield Semi Final Western Gaels 5-5 Cooney Motors 1-10 Division 3 U12 Shield Final St Brigids 0-15 Version1 Boyle 0-6 Division 1 U16 Shield Final St Ciarans 4-4 Lannon Motors 3-14 Fixtures Sunday 27th
U16 Division 1 Shield Final Lannon  Motors Boyle v Kilmore/Shannon Gaels/St Ronans 12:00 Venue TBC

Important date for your diary re Termon Lands; FRI NOV 1st. 8.30pm. St Joseph's Hall.
Dept of Agriculture will attend public meeting. We need large representation to demonstrate our need and support of the transfer of the lands to the community groups. This is vital for Boyle GAA to continue its growth.
Please bring your fella club members along so that we can help to fill the hall with supporters for the project on the night.
Boyle GAA  Christmas Dinner Dance celebrating the victorious U 21, Junior and Intermediate Championship winners of 1994 will be held in Kilronan Castle on Saturday the 14 th December

A great nights entertainment is promised with the fabulous band Ultrasound providing the music.  Tickets now available

Boyle GAA would like to congratulate neighbours Ballinameen on winning the Junior A final.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Update 14th October

Our Cooney Motors sponsored junior team travelled to Strokestown Friday evening last to take on Tulsk in the Junior B championship quarter final. It was a tight affair in the first half with Boyle missing many opportunities. At half time it stood at 5 points to 4. The second half saw Boyle come out of the blocks quicker and were more clinical on front of the posts. Kyle Suffin pulled off two great saves in the second half to keep the margin between the teams running out at a final score line of 0.12 to 0.6. Semi final details tbc. Boyle team K Suffin, A O Connor, C Boylan (c) C McGee, A Sharkey, C Beirne, R Conroy, M O Connor, A Simon, K Sweeney, T Regan, C Tivnan, T Henry, R Hannon and K Morris.

The U16 Girls were unlucky in the Division 1A Championship Final as they faced a very strong St. Brigids team on Saturday. Thanks to all the girls for their effort during the year and thanks to the parents for their continued support.

For the underage boys results:
U14 Division 1 Championship Boyle beaten by St Aidans

Sunday 20th
U14 Division 1 Shield Semi Final Western Gaels v Cooney Motors Boyle 11:00 Venue Nash Park
U16 Division 1 Shield Semi Final  St Ciarans v Lannon Motors Boyle 13:00 Mulhern Park

Boyle GAA Club is delighted to announce that registration for the Nursery Club Programme will take place on Monday, October 14 in the Clubhouse from 6-7pm. Registration is just €25. This programme will commence on October 21 in the Sports Complex and is open to children who were aged 4/5 on 01/01/2019 and who will be 6 or under on the 31/12/2019.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Update 7th October

Two pieces of good news for supporters of Boyle GAA. Our ladies have qualified for the division 1A county final after a hard fought  victory against Oran on a scoreline of Boyle 3.02  Oran 1.07 in terrible conditions in Oran. We play St Bridget's in the final. Date and details to follow.

Congratulations to Gavin Mahon and Treacy McDermott who swooped the club jackpot of €11,800 at the weekend with the winning ticket sold in Mattimoes bar.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Update 30th September

Our McGovern Directional drilling sponsored senior team bowed out of this year's Fahy cup in dramatic fashion in the Hyde Park on Sunday. Playing against a strong breeze in the first half Boyle held the ball well and looked good in attack. Boyle could have gone down a goal early on only for a save by Rob Kearney. However Pearses were keen to attack the Boyle goals and before we knew it Pearses had rattled the Boyle net twice in the first half leaving it 2.05 to 5 at half time. Boyle scores coming between Cian Mckeon and Donie Smith. Boyle received what looked like a life line when Pearses were reduced to 14 men for David Murray getting a second yellow.
Boyle came out strong in the second half with McKeon and Cillian Cox getting points before Pearses’ Hubert Darcy got what was to be Pearses 3rd goal. Boyle’s Marc O Connor scored a goal back for Boyle leaving the score at 3.08 to 1.08 before more drama unfolded with confusion over a yellow card to Pearses’ Lorcan Daly. Eventually it was deemed to be his second yellow and therefore a red and Pearses were down to 13 men.
Scores were traded up until the final minutes of normal time where it stood 3.10 to 1.10. With 7 minutes extra time and Pearses with yet again a third red card, Boyle threw all they had at the Pearses posts but it was not to be on this occasion with the score line finishing 3.10 to 1.14. Well done to Basil and his team for all their hard work and commitment shown through out the year.

On under age now ...

U14 Division 1 Cooney Motors Boyle beaten by Eire Og\ Michael Galveys
U16 Division 1 Lannon Motors Boyle  1-8 Roscommon Gaels 4-9 Minor Division 2 National Automation 5-11 St Faithleach  3-20

Monday 30th
U12 Division 5 Version 1 Boyle v St Michaels 6:00 pm Abbey Park

Boyle held a very successful Underage Hurling Blitz at the weekend also, congrats and well done to all involved.

Congrats also to neighbouring clubs Ballinameen on reaching their county final and Shannon Gaels on the opening of their refurbished pitch and grounds.

FinallyThe Club would like to extend condolence to Eugene Halligan u 14 team manager and the Halligan family on the untimely passing of Pat Halligan. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Update 22nd September

After a confidant win over Micheal Glaveys which again saw a high scoring encounter with 4 goals helping to get us over the line,  we will now once again face Padraig Pearses in the Semi Finals of the Hodson Bay Hotel Senior Football Championship. 
The match will be played either next Saturday or Sunday (28th/29th) with the time and venue also to decided. 
All above details will be announced in due course.
This is a massive achievement and hope the lads, with your support can go a step further. 

Underage lads Results: 

Division 2 Championship National Automation Boyle 5-11 St Faitleachs 3-20
Division 1 U16 Lannon Motors Boyle 1-9 St Brigids 0-19
Division 3 U12 Version 1 Boyle 0-9 St Brigids 0-12
Division 5 U12 Version 1 Boyle 0-8 Elphi\ Ballinameen 0-4
Monday 23rd U16 Division 1 Roscommon Gaels v Lannon Motors Boyle 7:30 Lisamult
Tuesday 24th U14 Division 1 Cooney Motors Boyle v St Aidans Abbey 6:30 Abbey Park
Friday 27th U16 Division 1 Clann Na Gael v Lannon Motors Boyle 7:00 Johnstown
Saturday 28th U12 Division 5 Version 1 Boyle v St Michaels 11:00 Abbey Park
Sunday 29th U14 Division 1 Eire Og/Michael Glaveys v Cooney Motors Boyle 11:00 Ballinlough
Meanwhile off the pitch there has been a very favourable reaction to the Club’s Social Initiative trip to National Ploughing Championships on Wednesday last. Our driver Seán Heslin safely transported 52 happy passengers to and from Fennagh, Co. Carlow in the Club Rossie bus. We were blessed with clear blue skies and high temperatures and these greatly enhanced the occasion. The Club wishes to thank all who participated in the outing. We are already seeking ideas for next year’s trip. We wish to thank our driver Seán and also Damien Regan who brought the bus to Boyle in advance of the trip and brought it back again. Thanks to Kathleen who provided refreshments in the Clubroom before our departure.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Update 16th September

U16 Lannon Motors Boys 1-04 to Kilmore/Shannon Gaels/St Ronans 1-12.

U12 Version 1 A Boys 0-18 to Strokestown 0-18.

U12 Version 1 B Boys 0-15 to St Ronans 0-5.

Cooney Motors Junior Men 0-12 to Padraig Pearses 0-01.

U16 Girls bet St Dominic’s and proceed to the Division 1 Semi-Final on October 5th.

The U8 and U10 Girls finished their seasons last week versus Castlerea.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Update 9th September

Our McGovern Directional Drilling sponsored senior team had their third championship outing Sunday against neighbours Western Geals in Frenchpark. It was a high scoring game with the lead being traded on a number of occasions. Boyle were down by 6 points at half time and dispute a sending off early in the second half the lads dug deep to finish the match level at 3.16 a piece. Well done to all involved.

In boys underage football this week;
U14 Division 1 Boyle 2-10 St Dominics 6-13
U12 Division 5 Boyle 0-26 Roscommon Gaels 0-6
U12 Division 3 Boyle 0-9 Michael Galveys 0-15
Thursday 12th U12 Division 3 Strokestown v Boyle 7:00 Strokestown
Saturday 14th U12 Division 5 Boyle v St Ronans 11:00 Abbey Park
Sunday 15th U16 Division 1 Boyle v Kilmore\Shannon Gaels\St Ronans 13:00 Abbey Park

Off the pitch
Boyle GAA extends best wishes to Club President ,Barry Feely and looks forward to seeing him at Club fixtures in the near future

The Club would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the Hever family on the untimely passing of Ronan.  May he Rest In Peace 

Congratulations to Caoileann Costello, grandson of Club stalwart , Michael Costello and a member of the St Brigids Club in Dublin who presented the match ball to the referee in Croke Park on Sunday

Bus Trip: There are still a small number of seats left on the Club Rossie bus to the National Ploughing Championship in Carlow on Wednesday 18th September. We need to finalise numbers by the coming weekend as we need to purchase admission tickets to the Ploughing. Those wishing to travel should contact Martin Dolan (086 2413529) or Barry Lowe (086 8545492) immediately. We will be providing details of departure time etc to all who have registered to travel as soon as possible.

Date for your diary: time to celebrate another fantastic year for Boyle GAA dinner dance on Saturday December 14th in Kilronan Castle, more details to follow. 

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Update 26th August

Our McGovern Directional Drilling sponsored Senior team got their first championship win in style this weekend buy beating Clann na Geal on the scoreline of 2.26 to 1.08. They next face neighbours Western Geals where a victory should see them out of the group stages. 

Underage lads

U12 Division 3 Kilmore 0-18 Version 1 Boyle 0-11, 

U12 Division 5 Western Gaels 0-1 Version 1 Boyle 0:22 
U14 Division 1 Cooney Motors Boyle 3-9 Clann 2-7

• Thursday 29th U14 Division 1 Cooney Motors Boyle v Western Gaels 7:00 PM Abbey Park

• Saturday 31st U12 Division 5 Version 1 Boyle v St Barrys 11:00 Abbey Park

The Moylurg Inn sponsored Senior Ladies met St Brigid’s in the final round of the Championship group games on Saturday evening in Abbey Park. It was a very warm evening but aside from that it was a beautiful day for football. With a full squad to select from we had a good hold on the game from the throw in. Points were taken and the goals came too. 

Full time score Boyle - 6:22 to St Brigid’s - 2:08.
• Team: S. Keenahan, S. Keirns, R. Cox, I. King, M. McKeon, S. Wynne, S. Keenahan, R. Wynne (0:01), S. Cull (1:00), S. Meehan (0:03), K. Harrington (1:07 - 1f & 1 penalty), G. Flanagan (0:01), S. Glennon (2:03), A. Feely (2:05), M. Ward (0:02).
Subs: D. McLoughlin for S. Meehan, A. Wynne for S. Keenahan, C. Naughton for A. Feely, R. Duggan for S. Keirns and E. Scally for M. McKeon.

There are still a small number of spaces remaining on the Club’s trip to the National Ploughing Championships. The trip is taking place on Wednesday 18th September and those wishing to have what should be an enjoyable day out are advised to contact Martin Dolan (086 2413529) or Barry Lowe (086 8545492) as soon as possible. 

Monday, August 19, 2019

Update 19th August

Our McGovern Directional Drilling Senior Men played their first game in the 2019 Senior Championship on Saturday versus Padraig Pearses. It was the second game of a double header held in Abbey Park.

Boyle opened this heavily physical game well with D. Smith popping the first point on the board, but Pearses were quick on their toes with retaliation scoring 5 points before East answering with our second. With that point came several attacking bursts from the lads which saw them add another unanswered 6 (both Smiths and McKeon) before half time. HT - Boyle 0:08 - Pearses 0:05.

A game of two halves, both in team strength, and in weather, the crowds struggled to find shelter with a downpour that left the pitch greasy while tensions started to rise. There were many passionate supporters on the sideline who attempted to drive the lads on in these tough conditions, especially as the gap on the scoreboard grew smaller. Two frees from D. Smith and McKeon kept Boyle ahead until the 21min when the deciding ball crossed the line of our goals. Boyle put pressure on and continued to attack but unfortunately the offensive plays were blocked by blanket defence. With a quick turnover and minimal defenders in our half came another goal for Pearses which sealed their win. 

Full time McGovern Directional Drilling Senior Men 0:11 - Padraig Pearses 2:10.

Team: R. Kearney, K. Cox, C. Flanagan, E. McGrath, T. McKenna, S. Purcell, R. Finneran, R. Hanmore, E. Smith (0:01), D. East (0:01), C. McKeon (0:03 - 1f), J. Suffin, D. Smith (0:05 - 1f), M. O’Donoghue, C. Goldrick.

Subs: K. Cox for R. Hanmore, S. Kane for C. Goldrick, M. Hanmore (0:01) for D. East, M. O’Connor for M O Donoghue.

The McGovern Directional Drilling Senior Men meet Clann na nGael in the second round of the Senior Championship in the first of a double header in Ballyleague on Saturday, August 24.

Meanwhile in ladies football
The Club would like to note it’s thanks to the contribution of Club players involved in the Roscommon Senior Ladies team - Sinead Glennon, Roisin & Saoirse Wynne, who were on the Roscommon Intermediate Ladies team that unfortunately lost to Meath on Saturday in the All-Ireland Semi Final.

Moylurg Inn sponsored Senior Ladies meet St. Brigids in the Intermediate Championship in Abbey Park on Saturday, August 24 at 7pm.
The u14 girls just won their semi final against Oran on a scoreline of 2-09 to 0-8 pts which was their championship semi-final. The final fixture is yet to be confirmed.

In boys underage, our minors took on Elphin Ballinameen in the Abbey Park, Tuesday evening last. Although struggling with numbers again through injuries and holidays a Boyle Minor team consisting of 7 u 16s lost on the score line of 1.10 to 3.14.

Fixtures: 24th Saturday, U14 Division 1 Championship Boyle v Clann Na Gael 16:00 Abbey Park, U12 Division 5 Summer League Western Gaels v Boyle 12:00 French Park

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Update 12th August

The McGovern Directional Drilling Senior Men met St Faithleach’s in the last game of their League campaign on Sunday. Faithleach’s had the pleasure of playing with the wind on their home turf in the first half and quickly started racking up the points. They had scored 7 times before we added to the board with a low and hard goal from M. O’Donoghue. Towards the end of the first half G. Gilmartin, who was just back to form was unfortunately forced off by injury, B. Furey took his place. At half time it was 1:00 - 0.08. The second half started with more promise as we saw C. Goldrick sail a free over the bar. Shortly after J. Suffin and J. Moran replaced R. Finneran and M. O’Connor. With each point we claimed back (J. Moran & M. Hanmore) Faithleach’s answered and after some rough and tumble it was left at Boyle 1.04 - St. Faithleach’s 1.11.

R. Kearney, G. Gilmartin, C. Flanagan, K. Cox, B. Keirns, E. McGrath, T. McKenna, R. Finneran, K. Cox, M. Hanmore (0.01), M. O’Connor, D. East, M. O’Donoghue (1.00), C. Beirne & C. Goldrick (0.02f)

Subs: B. Furey for G. Gilmartin, J. Suffin for R. Finneran and J. Moran (0.01) for M. O’Connor

The Senior Men now shift their focus to the Championship which kicks off next weekend. The first round sees them paired with Pádraig Pearses in Abbey Park at 7.15pm on Saturday, August 17. 


Boyle National Automation Minors got their 1st  win in the 2nd round of games in the Division 2 Championship. Boyle travelled to Ballyforan as they took on their host St Aidans. St Aidans started the brightest as with only a minute on the clock got the 1st point of the game. Soon  afterwards St Aidans scored another point without answer from Boyle. Boyle got into their stride to pull level with two points each. Both teams traded points to keep the game tight early on. St Aidans registered the first goal in game to give them a small bit of daylight with 5 points in difference mid way through the 1st half. Boyle upped their game and started to put the points over and with a converted penalty saw them lead the game at half time by 3 points. Boyle came out the 2nd half as did finish the 1st and started to keep their side of scoreboard ticking over. St Aidans got their 2nd goal of the game mid way through the 2nd half against the run of play. Boyle kept their heads and won the tie 1:17 to 2:7. Next up for the Minors is a local derby against neighbour's  Elphin\Ballinameen on Tuesday in Abbey Park in their match of Div 2 Championship.
Minor Division 2 Championship 
St Aidans 2:7 National Automation 1:17
Tuesday 13th Minor Division 2 Championship
National Automation Boyle v Elphin\Ballinameen 7:00 PM Abbey Park

There is strong demand for seats on Boyle GAA Club’s Social Initiative trip to the upcoming National Ploughing Championships in Carlow. The trip is taking place on Wednesday 18th September. Seats will be allocated on the Club Rossie bus on a first-come-first-served basis. This promises to be a very enjoyable day out so it is imperative that those wishing to travel make their booking early to avoid disappointment. Detail may be obtained from Martin Dolan (086 2413529) or Barry Lowe (086 8545492).

Finally, Boyle GAA extends sincere sympathies to player David Callaghan and the Callaghan  family on the untimely passing of Gerry. Gerry was a loyal supporter of the Club, especially of the Senior team as he followed them the length and breadth of the county. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. 

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Update 5th August

The Cooney Motors sponsored Junior team took on Tulsk in a division 4 league religation play off, after winning well at half time Boyle won out the match on a score line of 4.9 to 3.8. Championship group stages are now set for the first week in September.

The U16 Div 1 Championship National Automation Boyle 1-9 Padraig Pearses 3-14, Boyle fought hard in this game and through injuries etc had limited numbers against what was a physically strong Pearses team. 
TheU14 Div 1 Championship Cooney Motors Boyle Roscommon Gaels 3-9 Boyle 3-5                 Fixtures: Thursday 8th Minor Division 2 St Aidans v National Automation Boyle 7:00 pm Ballyforan.
Best wishes to Minor player Shane Hayden who picked up an injury this week with the club.
The U14 girls played championship match against Clann Sunday evening, they put in an heroic effort but with a depleted squad they lost by 8 pts on the scoreline 2-4 to 4-6.

The long road for the Roscommon Senior Men has come to an end with a great win against Cork on Sunday. We are looking forward to having our Club representatives - Donie & Enda Smith, Evan McGrath and Cian McKeon back to play for the end of the league, and Championship campaign. 

Well done to the Roscommon Ladies Intermediate team who qualified for the All Ireland Semi Final by beating Kildare on Sunday. They now play the winners of Wexford v Meath on the 17th August - a special mention of Roisin Wynne and Sinead Glennon on the Panel and Gary Wynne, a Mentor.

Hard luck to the Roscommon Minor team who were narrowly beaten by Longford in the All Ireland B Final. We have great representation on the team in Maeve Brogan, Kate Harrington, Megan McKeon and Saoirse Wynne as well as Kieran McKeon in Management.

Finally, once again we add the note with a gentle reminder that dogs being on a leash in the park and attended at all times. Please take note all! 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Update 29th July


The McGovern Directional Drilling Senior Men met Pádraig Pearses in the League on Saturday evening. Final score - Boyle 1:15 - Pearses 0:10.
They now await championship which starts Aug 17th v Pearses at home in the Abbey Park.
The National Automation and FAAC Minor Boys were unlucky to lose by only a point to Tulsk. Final score - Boyle 2:14 to Tulsk 2:15.

The U14 Cooney Motors Boys 3.5  v Roscommon Gaels 3.9.

Fixtures:  Wed 31st U16 Div 1 Championship  National Automation Boyle v Padraig Pearses 8:00 PM Abbey Park. Thats all the fixtures up till next Sunday


The U14 Girls met St Ciaran’s in the Championship last Thursday evening and won 8:08 to 0:07.

The Ladies Club hosted the Sean Daly Memorial Cup for U12s on Saturday, July 27. The Abbey Park welcomed six other participant clubs to the Blitz: Castlerea, Elphin / Kilmore, Shannon Gaels, St Barrys, St Michaels / St Ronans and Western Gaels.

We were blessed with warm weather, great supporters and exciting games. Huge thanks from the organising committee to the teams who participated, Referees and Umpires, parking staff, parents who provided food, the tuck shop and tea shop managers as well as the Daly family for presenting both runner up and winner medals.

Sean Daly was a founder member of the Ladies GAA Club in Boyle and now this competition is held each year to honour his massive contribution to the Club. It is great to see the Ladies Club continue to flourish with teams at all ages soaring amongst their divisions.

Congratulations to all those involved in Roscommon Ladies Minor outfit and management who are heading into the All Ireland Minor B Final on August 3 versus Longford. A special word to our Boyle representatives - Saoirse Wynne, Megan McKeon, Kate Harrington, Maeve Brogan and Kieran McKeon.


Work on the training pitch has now been completed. This is a significant enhancement of the training facilities for all our teams in four different codes. We’d like to extend a very sincere thanks to the friends of the Club who have made this development a reality.

Boyle’s U8 Boys Hurling team took park in their first blitz on Sunday in Annaduff. 

Boyle’s U10 Camogie team took part in a blitz in the Leitrim Centre of Excellence on Sunday morning versus Longford Slashers and Carrick.

This year’s Social Initiative Trip will be to the National Ploughing Championships and the Club will travel down on Sept 18 in the Club Rossie Bus! Contact Martin Dolan on 086 2413529 or Barry Lowe on 086 8545492 for further details and to book places.

Finally, the next club executive meeting will be the first Thursday in September. 4th Sept. No meeting scheduled for August. 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Update 22nd July

Boyle GAA Club is delighted to announce that this year’s Social Initiative trip will be to the National Ploughing Championships. The event will be held this year in Co. Carlow and the Club will be travelling on Wednesday 18th September. In previous years we  had very enjoyable and well received trips to Dublin and to Belfast and we are choosing the Ploughing Championships due to popular demand. We will again be travelling on the Club Rossie bus. We anticipate that places will fill up quickly and we encourage those who would like to travel to contact either Martin Dolan at 086 241 3529 or Barry Lowe at 086 854 5492 for further details or to book a seat. Please note that the trip is open to anyone who wishes to visit the Ploughing Championships.

This weeks Fixtures:  
Minor Division 2 Championship Friday 26th 
National Automation Boyle v Tulsk 7:00pm Abbey Park

U14 Division 1 Championship Sunday 28th
Cooney Motors Boyle v Roscommon Gaels 1:00pm Lisnamult.

The U14 girls had championship match against Shannon Gaels on Sunday evening in Croghan. They won on a scoreline of 6:09 to 4:08. 

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. 

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.


U12 Division 2 Shield Semi Final

Western Gaels 0:20 Boyle 0:12


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 


U14 Div 1 Shield Semi final Boyle beat Clann Na Gael


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.


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.