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.