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.