Sunday, January 26, 2020

Update 27th January

Laois scored two injury-time goals to secure a draw against Roscommon at Dr. Hyde Park on Sunday in the first game of the Allianz Division 2 League. Enda Smith (1-02, 1-00 penalty), Donie Smith (0-04, 2f,1 mark) and Cian McKeon (0-03, 2f) all started for Roscommon in the forward line. The game finished 2.14 to 2.14.

Best of luck to Cian McKeon who is part of the DCU panel that plays Carlow IT in the Sigerson Cup Final on Wednesday 29th at 7.30pm in the DCU Sportsgrounds. 

Minor Club:
Thanks to all who have registered so far for the year ahead. Great to see the interest and enthusiasm from our future stars for playing again this year! If anyone missed registration there is another opportunity on Tuesday 28th January in the clubhouse between 7 & 9pm. Remember that all players need to be registered before they can train or play.

The Minor Cub review took place in the clubhouse on 20th January. Management of our underage teams for the coming year was confirmed as follows: U8 Kevin Mullen; U10 Gerry Sheerin; U12 Gerry Nerney; U14 Ciaran McKeon; U16 Shane Spellman; Minor: Brian Costello. The club are delighted to have 3 new faces coming in at U14, U16 and Minor, and Fergal O' Donnell (Minor Chair) thanked outgoing management teams at these grades for all their effort and hard work in 2019. It was outlined that player numbers are good up until U14 but unfortunately, numbers are declining at U16 and Minor. There was a good attendance at the meeting, but again mostly coaches, so it is hoped for more parent input in our minor club in 2020. U14, U16 and Minor competitions kick off in the second and third week of February. There was a big thank you to all those involved in coaching, administration, pitch coordination, Feile committee, etc. Presentation of U12 and Feile medals will take place in the coming weeks. 

Ladies Club:
The LIDL Ladies NFL Division 3 Round 1 game between Roscommon and Sligo took place in the Abbey Park in Boyle on Sunday. There was a strong Boyle contingent involved with this team with Roisin and Saoirse Wynne, Sinead Glennon and Kate Harrington representing Boyle as players, whilst Gary Wynne was a member of the management team. Roscommon won on a scoreline of 3.12 to Sligo 2.08. Well done to all involved and the club are proud of our representatives and were delighted to host the game.

There will be a registration night on Wednesday the 5th of February in the clubhouse from 7-8 pm for ladies teams at all ages.

The numbers drawn in the Lotto draw on Saturday night were 4, 18, 19 and 25. The weekly winners were Vicki Lavin, Chris Ennis and Liz Gannon. Next week's jackpot is €3500 and the draw will be held in Lavins.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Update 20th January

Hard luck to Enda and Donie Smith, Cian McKeon and Evan McGrath who were part of the Roscommon team who lost to Galway in the FBD Final on Saturday. Best of luck to the lads in the league which starts this weekend.

Well done to Cian McKeon who was part of the DCU panel that had a convincing win against Queens in the Sigerson Cup Quarter Final on Sunday. They face UCD in the semi-final on Wednesday. Steve Tonry was part of the IT Sligo management team that lost to Letterkenny IT on Sunday in their quarter-final.

Reminder: Annual Review of the Boyle GAA Minor Club will take place on Monday, 20th of January at 8:30 pm in the Abbey Park clubhouse. Managers from 2019 will give a review of their season. This meeting is open to the general public and all are welcome.

Our club registration is on Thursday 23rd January from 7-9pm in the clubhouse for all boys born before 1st January 2014. Senior and junior players and non-playing members are invited to register.
National Club Draw: Be in with a chance to win a range of prizes in the National Club Draw. All tickets purchased before February 6th will be entered into a special club draw.  The top prize is two match tickets to a Manchester United home game with accommodation. Tickets are available from club members.

Boyle GAA would like to congratulate Mary Clifford who was inducted to the Roscommon Herald SuperValu Ireland Sportstar Awards Hall of Fame in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon on Friday night.

The numbers drawn in the Lotto draw on Saturday night were 2, 12, 21 and 23. The weekly winners were Donal Kelly, Bernice O'Gara and John Michael Lynch. Next week's jackpot is €3400. Brian Kennedy's team will be in charge of the draw being held in Clarkes.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Update 13th January

Pride of place this week goes to our U13's who won their Féile Division 2 Final against St Aidans on Sunday in the Abbey Park on a 3-03 to 1-07 scoreline. After a long season for the lads this was their last game and fitting that it was a final and a chance to compete in this year 2020 Féile Na nÓg competition in the summer. Boyle got off to a flyer early in the first half with a goal from Reece Calpin that settled the Boyle nerves. Both teams matched each other for strength and skill in this tight game. Boyle went in at half time leading by a slender one-point margin. Boyle, as they did in the first half, came out of the blocks very early in the second half and registered two quick goals from Shay Noone and Cathal McKeon. St Aidans were determined though, and narrowed the lead. Boyle held out and two late points from Aaron Shannon and Shay Noone, saw them victorious with a 3-03 1-07 winning score line. The boys, coaches and parents now look forward to a brilliant trip to the north during the summer as they take their rightful place in this year’s 2020 Féile Na nÓg which takes places in Donegal, Derry and Tyrone. Well done to players, coaches and parents for all the hard work during the season gone by.

Well done to Enda Smith and Evan McGrath who were involved with the Roscommon senior team in their convincing win over Leitrim in the FBD League on Sunday. Roscommon now face Galway in the FBD Final next weekend. 

Congratulations to Cian McKeon who was involved with DCU in their win against Garda College in the first round of the Sigerson Cup on Sunday. DCU now face Queens in the quarter-final next weekend. In the same competition Steve Tonry was part of the management team of IT Sligo who overcame UL in their first-round Sigerson clash. IT Sligo will face Letterkenny IT in the quarter-final next weekend. 

The Annual Minor Committee review is scheduled for Monday 20th January at 8.30pm in the clubhouse. All parents and club members interested in the progression of our underage club are invited to attend.

A club registration evening will take place on Thursday 23rd January from 7-9pm in the Abbey Park clubhouse. This is an opportunity for all to renew membership for 2020.

Tickets are currently on sale for the GAA National Club Draw. The 2020 Draw has 20 significant prizes on offer, varying from a Renault Car to All Ireland Final Tickets, a holiday voucher and many more. The purpose of the GAA National Club Draw is to assist clubs in their drive to raise much-needed funds. Please note that the Club retains all of the proceeds from the tickets sold by the Club. The draw takes place on the 12th of March. Furthermore, every ticket purchased before 15th February will also be entered into a special Boyle GAA club draw on February 15th, so each ticket gives you two chances to win. Special Boyle GAA Club Prizes include: (1) Tickets for 2 to a Manchester United Home Game plus accommodation; (2) Crate of 12 Bottles of Wine; (3) Signed Roscommon Jersey; or (4) Buffalo Boy Voucher. Ask a club member or contact us via social media if you would like to purchase a ticket.

The numbers drawn in this week’s Boyle GAA lotto were 6, 14, 23 and 30. There was no jackpot winner. Weekly winners were Gary Wynne, Michael Bourke and Bridie Ennis. Next week’s draw is in The Well with Louise Kennedy's team in charge.

Finally, the highlight of the coming week will be at the Roscommon Herald Sports Awards on Friday night when our great club soldier Mary Clifford will receive the Hall of Fame Award. 

Monday, January 6, 2020

Update 6th January

The AGM took place in the Clubrooms on Friday night. Detail from the meeting will follow in due course.

The numbers drawn in this week’s Boyle GAA lotto were 18, 25, 26 and 30. There was no jackpot winner. Weekly winners were Tom and Deirdre Kearney, Joe McDermott and Brian Supple. Next week’s draw is in Dalys with Jim and Rhona McGrath's team in charge.

On the pitch: Our U13 boys had a great result on Sunday against Western Gaels in the Féile semi-final, winning by 1 point on a score line of 3.04 to 3.03. This was a very good team performance. The Final v St. Aidans is scheduled for Sunday 12th January at 12 noon with the venue yet to be determined. Keep an eye on the fixtures and social media for updates on the match location. Please support the lads in the Final.

Congratulations to the Roscommon Senior Team on their victory over Sligo on Sunday in the FBD league. Boyle's Evan McGrath, Cian McKeon and Enda Smith all featured, with Cian scoring 1-04 for the winners.