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.