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.