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!