Lotto tickets are available at our local outlets in Elphin street Dry Cleaners, Londis, Better Buy and Spar (Corrib Oil) and now Wynne’s Bar and also available online on the Klub Funder website https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Boyle%20GAA/lotto
Bumper Final Weekend ahead For Boyle Gaa: The Lads, The Ladies & The Older Lads – The suspense – We have it all!
2021 Division 1 U17 Championship Final
Our National Automation Limited sponsored U17 Boys travelled to Dr. Hyde Park on Sunday afternoon for their much anticipated Division One Championship Final against old rivals Roscommon Gaels.
It was Roscommon Gaels who made the brighter start, registering four points without reply.
Niall O’Donnell opened Boyle’s account with a point from play on eight minutes.
However, Roscommon Gaels remained dominant for the opening half scoring a goal and several points which contributed to a handsome lead.
Luke McGrath, O'Donnell (a free), Gavin O’Connor (one from play and one free) and Daniel Casey kept Boyle in the contest with the margin at eight at half time.
The second half certainly was Boyle’s. Cathal McKeon raised a white flag before Conor Kelly ran at the heart of the defence and buried the ball beyond the Roscommon Gaels Goalkeeper.
Niall O’Donnell made no mistakes from two frees before the same player converted a 45 on forty-one minutes.
Oran Henry made a trademark run from wing back a minute later and slotted over with his weaker left boot to leave the margin at one.
David Flanagan levelled proceedings on the stroke of the second half water break which sent a loud roar around Dr. Hyde Park.
Roscommon Gaels found the back of the net straight after the water break which some felt would be the deciding score.
Cathal McKeon from play and a Niall O’Donnell free left the deficit at one. Boyle searched for an equaliser but unfortunately, did not find one.
Commiserations to the players and management who can certainly hold their heads high following a brilliant fight back.
Team: S. Garavan; J. Coyle, D. Casey (0-1), M. Dwyer; O. Henry (0-1), E. Kerins, M. Halligan; C. Kelly (1-0), N. O'Donnell 0-7, 5 frees, 1 '45); D. Duggan, L. McGrath (0-1), C. McKeon (0-2); S. Noone, G. O'Connor (0-2, 1 free), D. Flanagan (0-1).
With: D. Beirne, J. Kennedy, N. Callan, O. MacDermott, A. McGee, K. McKeon, T. Walsh.
Thanks to Ciarán Phelan and National Automation for sponsoring our U17 and U20 teams again this year.
The Well & M Kerins Construction Boyle Intermediate Ladies
The Well and M Kerins Construction sponsored Intermediate Ladies had a hard-fought battle versus St Dominic's in the Championship Final on Saturday. There were changeable conditions and between blustery winds and scattered showers, there was a wet pitch under foot.
Although St Dominic’s had a strong wind behind them, there were only 3pts in the game at half time. Our Ladies fought all the way to the final whistle, but the scores that our opponents put up with their advantage in the first half ultimately stood to them as they lifted the cup on a full-time score of Boyle - 1.03 to St Dominic’s - 1.08. Unfortunately, it was not our day, but the grit and determination shown by this group throughout the season was formidable.
Team Listing: Ruth Johnson, Suzie Keenehan, Isabelle King, Shannon Kerins, Shauna Moran, Saoirse Wynne, Sophie King, Ruth Cox, Roisín Wynne (0.01), Grace Flanagan, Megan McKeon, Caoimhe Cregg (1.01), Aisling Feely (0.01f), Saffron Cull, Michaela Ward. Subs used: Natasha Regan for Flanagan, Heather Kerins for Cull, Sinead Meehan for Keenehan. Extended panel: Kate Harrington, Porcia Ewing, Niamh Beirne, Aimee Roddy, Shannon Cull, Emma Scally, Maeve Brogan, Danni McLoughlin, Katelyn Roddy, Tara Sheridan, Cliona McDermott, Cliodhna O’Dowd, Ruth Duggan, Aine Mullins, Kate Garavan.
The panel expressed their thanks to their sponsors, The Well, M Kerins Construction and also Ryan’s Pharmacy, Boyle for sponsoring first-aid kits for the team.
The Club wishes to thank the Vinny, Mick & Damien, the players, crew, parents, and sponsors for their time and support throughout the year. Some great times are ahead for you all, and you'll come back stronger. Believe.
Boyle Masters representing in the All Ireland Final Shield
The Roscommon Masters (Over 40’s) played in a keenly contested Match in Drumlish on a fresh Saturday afternoon. Our Club representatives Seamus Kane & Lochlainn Conboy performed very well in a fast paced first half where Roscommon went in 6 points up at the break. ‘Shakes’ Kane raising the flag 4 times with 2 from play and Conboy ‘s Craft causing Chaos with the Cavan Corner Back. Halftime score was 1.10 to 2.01. The Second half however was a turning of the tide with a black card on Emmett Collins giving an advantage to Cavan as they scored 4 points in this period. Shakes’ hit 2 Frees, Finishing with 6 points, and was on song from the dead ball all day. Roscommon had a chance to draw game at the end with a free well in Kane’s range unfortunately didn’t get the opportunity to take it. We are never too old to learn… even in Masters!! Final Score 2.10 to 1.12 Cavan by a point.
Its interesting in speaking to the players how hungry they are to make amends next year! Honourable mention to one of our favourite net minders Jonathan Conroy Ex Boyle No.1 who was injured and was missed for his experience and presence. Well done to all involved Management, Team and sponsors. I believe FRS in Great Meadow and Smith Kelly Scott were part of the sponsorship locally.
I stayed on for the Dublin-Tyrone Final afterwards having friends on both sides. Seeing the likes of Stephen O’Neill still glistening and Eoin Gormley still well able to play. These guys have minor, u21, Senior and now Masters All Ireland Titles! Kudos to this competition!
Our Corrib Oil sponsored U19 Girls will play their Championship Semi-Final versus Clann na nGael on Sunday, November 14 at 11am in Johnstown. Best of luck to the players and management in the final preparations - all support is welcome on the day!
The U20s are starting this week. Keep an eye out for Details. They are due to be posted on our socials this week. No fixtures are made het but the team will play in Div 2 with 7 teams divided into 2 groups of 4 and 3. Boyle got drawn along with Strokestown & Eire Og/Michael Glavey’s.
Good Luck and best wishes to Marc O’Connor and Vicci Lavin who are due to tie the knot on Friday. Wishing you a life together full of good Health and Happiness!
Thanks to all the supporters for all 3 games over the weekend. We were very well represented with good wishes coming from across all off our community clubs. It was very encouraging. BoyleAbu
Welcome to the 8th floor
A word of congrats to our resident journalist and realboyle.com founder Sean O’Dowd on his 80th Birthday this week. Sean only had to wait 3 years to see Roscommon Win their first All-Ireland and 1 more to win their second! Thank you Sean for promoting our town and country to the WWW and showcasing us in our best light especially here at Boyle GAA! Comhghairdicus