Tuesday 30 December 2014


Thanks to the huge numbers who supported the Club’s Annual Quiz and Award Night in St Joseph’s Hall on Saturday night last. Over 40 teams negotiated Tony Conboy’s topical and quirky questions. The winning team was led by David Kelly and his friends. The following were the award winners;- Hall of Fame-Ernie Keenan, Club Person of the Year-Eugene Halligan, Senior (male) Player of the Year-Roch Hanmore, Senior (Ladies) Player of the Year-Emer Killilea, Junior Player of the Year=Conor Flanagan, U21 Player of the Year (joint winners)-Mark Goldrick and Joe Sweeney. Thanks to all who helped to make the event such a success, including those who prepared the Hall--before and after the event, Quizmaster Tony, the correctors, floor and door staff, those who donated spot prizes and those who operated the scoreboard and advertising technology. Thanks to our IT experts it was possible to display throughout the night the adverts of all those who have sponsored the various Club teams, those who sponsored prizes in the autumn fuel draw and those who were major sponsors, advertisers and donors of spot prizes for the recent “Who Wants to be a Thousandaire” event.
Boyle GAA Club (male clubs-senior and minor) will hold its AGM in the Clubroom on Saturday evening next 3rd January at 5pm. All who are interested in the continued development of Gaelic games in Boyle are requested to attend. Boyle GAA Clubs wish all players, management, officials, supporters, sponsors and the various forms of local media--written, photographic and web based, a very Happy and successful New Year and we extend a sincere thanks for your support and commitment in 2014. Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh go léir.

Monday 22 December 2014


The following were €20 winners at the most recent Club Lotto Draw which was held in Wynnes;- Mary and Cathal Magee, Bernard Shannon, Ernie Keenan, Tom Conroy, Eddie Creighton and Catherine Sheridan. The house prize was won by Marie McLoughlin. The next draw will be held in Mattimoes Bar on SUNDAY night next 28th December. Team C will be in charge.
The Club will hold its eagerly awaited Annual Quiz in St Joseph’s Hall on this Saturday 27th at 8.15pm. Please note the early start so that we can have an early finish and thus enable those who wish to continue their socialising elsewhere. Tony Conboy has been working for many months on a special set of questions and a great night’s entertainment is assured and prizes will be awarded to the top teams. This year, as an added extra, the annual Club awards will be announced and presented. These will include the Senior, Junior and U21 Players of the Year, the Club Person of the Year and the Hall of Fame award. The Ladies Player of the Year will also be announced and presented. All players (male and female) from the aforementioned panels are asked to make a special effort to attend as the winners will not be announced until the night. Admission is €10 and teams of four can be formed for the quiz competition on the night.
The Club wishes to acknowledge the following who presented prizes or made donations for the recent ”Who Wants to be a Thousandaire” event;-An Craoibhin, Arigna Mining Experience, Clarkes Bar, Councillor Eugene Murphy, Croke Park Hotel, Croke Park Museum, Funny Bones, Frank Feighan TD, Glancy’s Supervalu, Carrick on Shannon, Heith Heald Electrical, Kennedy Picture Framing, Tubbercurry, Keith Taylor Framing, Castlebaldwin,  Logan Knott Menswear, O’Hara’s Bakery, Foxford, Pure Flowers, Boyle, The Moorings, Knockvicar, Vera Gaffney, Artist, Boyle, View Mount Restaurant, Longford and Visionary.  Any additions or omissions will be acknowledged in due course.
The Club AGM has been rescheduled for 5pm on Saturday 3rd January in the Clubroom. All supporters, players and mentors are asked to make a note of this new date.
Heartiest congratulations are extended to our recently retired player Cian Smith and his fiancée Michelle Garvin on their recent engagement.

Monday 15 December 2014


Boyle GAA Club AGM which had been fixed for Saturday evening last, was postponed as a mark of respect to the late Paddy McDermott, Carrick Road. Paddy has given a lifetime of service to the Club as a player and official. He was a member of the Junior Championship winning Boyle team of 1964. He also made competitive appearances with Roscommon teams in the fifties. After finishing his playing career, Paddy performed the role of administrator, holding all of the key roles in Boyle Club over many decades. He was also a familiar face in the role of gate collector at many fixtures throughout the County. The Club provided a guard of honour at Paddy’s removal on Sunday evening. Boyle GAA Club extends its deepest sympathy to his wife Maura and family. The Club also extends its sympathy to the McQuillan family, Marian Road, on the death of Brendan. Brendan was an accomplished underage player with Boyle. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha dilis.The revised date for the Club AGM will be determined in the next few days. Arrangements are currently well under way for the Club’s annual social event of the year--the annual quiz which will be held in St Joseph’s Hall on Saturday night 27th December. This is always a most enjoyable social event where we can meet up with our former players and supporters who are home on holidays for the festive season. As an added bonus, it is intended to announce and present the various end of year awards.
The Club has been allocated a number of copies of the excellent new Gaelic Games History of Roscommon GAA covering the period 1900-2014. This history takes up from where our own historian Tony Conboy left off on 1990. There are many articles, photographs and reference that are of particular interest to Boyle GAA supporters. Copies are €15 and are available from Mary Clifford- 086 8164541.

Monday 1 December 2014


 Boyle GAA Clubs will have two major events next weekend--the Who Wants to be a Thousandaire” show in St Joseph’s Hall on Saturday night at 8pm, and the U21 Division 1 County Semi Final versus Clann na Gael. The U21 Semi Final against Clann na Gael has been fixed for Sunday next 7th at 12.45pm in Knockcroghery. Saturday night will see the culmination of several months of planning and hard work with the holding of the “Who Wants to be a Thousandaire” show.  A full house is expected in St Joseph’s Hall and tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are available in Magees Fashion Shop, Kellys Gala, The Moylurg Inn and from Mary Clifford at 086 8164541. Tickets will also be on sale in the Clubroom on this Tuesday from 7pm. There will be 9 chances to win €1,000.  Patrons may opt to participate in the quiz if their ticket is drawn from the drum, or they may nominate a friend who must be in the hall. The National Automation Limited U21s now know that their semi final opponents will be Clan na Gael. It is expected that this game will be played on Sunday next--please see fixtures. Boyle GAA Club’s AGM will be held in the Clubroom on Saturday week 13th December at 5pm. All Club members, players and supporters are asked to put this date in their diaries.

Tuesday 25 November 2014


The following were €20 winner at the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Patrick’s Well; Gerry Carty, Pat Conroy, Sandra McCrann, Teresa and Enya, Christy Wynne and Shane Keenan. The house prize was won by Tristan Millar. The jackpot wasn’t won and it will be at €7,600 for next Saturday night’s draw which will be held in Kate Lavins with Team A in charge.
Our National Automation Limited U21s are awaiting details of their Division 1 Semi Final opponents. It is expected that they will next be in action on the weekend of 6th/7th December.
The Clubs AGM has been fixed for Saturday 13th December. Nominations are currently being sought for the various positions on the Club Executive.There is only less than two weeks to go to the “Who Wants to be a Thousandaire” show which will be held in St Joseph’s Hall on Saturday 6th December. Tickets for the show are currently on sale from the Team Leaders and Club Officers. Patrons are advised that tickets must be purchased in advance as space is limited and a large crowd is expected.

Monday 17 November 2014


Despite a very disappointing performance against Roscommon Gaels on Sunday in Lisnamult, the National Automation Limited U21s have qualified for the Division 1 County Semi Final. It is anticipated that this will be played circa 30th Nov. The date, time and opposition will emerge shortly. Thanks to all Club members who helped in the successful hosting of the Garda Cup Final in Abbey Park on Saturday There are currently circa 100 advertisers enlisted for the upcoming “Who Wants to be a Thousandaire” event which will be held in St Joseph’s Hall on Saturday 6th December. The advertisers are mainly from the North Roscommon/South Sligo/ Carrick on Shannon area. Advertisers will feature throughout the 3 hour duration of the show on 2 no. 8ft x 6ft rolling screens The Club is anxious to ensure that all businesses are aware of the opportunity and a final reminder is issued to those who have already been contacted and those who may not have been contacted, but who might wish to advertise, to contact any of the following before the end of the current week;- Karen Brogan, Martin Dolan, Steve Tonry, Sinead Keenehan, Mary Clifford, Aidan Lavin, Len Sutton and Peter Bolger. Tickets are also on sale for the event and they may be obtained from the aforementioned persons or from any of the adult male and female players. Congratulations to David Casey and his St. Croan's team on their win at the weekend and hopefully they can now go all the way.

Monday 10 November 2014


It was a busy week for Boyle GAA Club on a number of fronts. The following were €20 winners in the Club Lotto draw which was held in Clarkes Bar recently; Stephen Langan, Dessie McLoughlin, Marie Lavin, Jason Beirne, Shelley Hogan and Tommy Oates. The house prize was won by Darren Battles. The jackpot wasn’t won and it will stand at €7,500 for this Saturday night’s draw which will be held in Patrick’s Well with Team E in charge. The Official Launch of the “Who Wants to be a Thousandaire” was held in the Clubroom on Wednesday evening last- (see separate report_Ros Herald). The event was an outstanding success and the following Major Sponsors were announced;- Cooney Motors/ Cooney’s centra, Elverys Sports, Mulvey’s Toymaster/ Bowling Centre, Carrick on Shannon, King and Moffatt, Carrick on Shannon, Roscommon GAA Health and Wellbeing Initiative, Joe Simons Building Supplies and Hardware, Drumderrig House Nursing Home, Homeland/Nutrias and Lough Key Park and Activity Centre. It was also announced that up to ninety advertisers have also accepted the offer to advertise on two large screens on the night of the show on Saturday 6th December. The Club is anxious to ensure that nobody with a business in the North Roscommon region misses the chance to advertise and if not already contacted, they should get in touch with officers of the Boyle Male and Female GAA Clubs within the next week at the latest. Tickets for the show will be on sale from this week onward. The other major event of the week was the Cian Smith Testimonial game between a Fergal O’Donnell managed team of 2006 Minor All Ireland winning Roscommon team and guests and a David Casey managed Boyle team and guests. There was a huge attendance and in excess of €10,000 was raised for the Kyle Casey Fund and the Mayo/ Roscommon Hospice. Anyone who was unable to attend and who wishes to donate may do so to any of the officers of Boyle GAA Club within the next few days. The game itself was highly competitive and it ended in a  3.  11 each draw thanks to 2 goals (one from a penalty) and a point from a long distance free all of which were scored by Cian Smith himself for Boyle in the final five minutes. Cian had played the first half in the Roscommon jersey and he changed sides after the interval.  Cian was presented with appropriate memento's of the occasion by Seán and Sharon Casey (parents of Kyle), and by his fellow players and by Boyle GAA Club. Thanks to the many people who made the event such a success, and of course to those who donated so generously to the worthy causes. Cian spoke himself and offered some some excellent words especially for Kyle, and all who were present wish him every success as he moves forward with his treatment.  The occasion also marked the unveiling of a monument in the Clubroom by County Chairperson Michael Fahey and by Chairperson of the GAA County History Committee, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the establishment of the County Board in Boyle in 1889. The National Automation Limited U21s carved out a hard earned one point win over Padraig Pearses in the County U21 Division 1 Championship in Abbey Park on Sunday. Despite taking the field without Enda Smith Boyle showed great resolve to dig out the win. They are scheduled to travel to Hyde Park on Sunday next to take on Roscommon Gaels at 1p  in their final group game. The Abbey Park will be the venue for the Garda Cup Final on Saturday next. Details will be provided locally. Congratulations to St. Brendan's in Dublin under the management of Justin McCormack and John Healy as they recorded their second promotion in successive years, and next season will play division 6 football. Boyle players involved include Tomas Conroy, Michael Mchale and Karol Feehan.

Monday 27 October 2014

Update 27 October 2014

The following were €20 winners at the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in the Railway Bar; -John Healy, Gerry McCormack, Eileen and Gerry Callaghan, Mary Rooney, Timothy Regan and Kate Gilmartin. The house prize was won by Thomas Conroy. There was no jackpot winner and it will be at €7,400 for next Saturday night’s draw which will be held in Clarkes Bar. Team D will be in charge. It was a quieter than usual weekend on the playing fields, with the National Automation Limited U21s making their Division 1 County Championship debut with a three point win over Michael Glaveys in Castlerea on Saturday. The scoreline was Boyle 3  5, Michael Glaveys  0  11. All but one point of Boyle’s scores were got by Donie Smith. The lads are scheduled to play Roscommon Gaels in the next round of this competition on Saturday next but it may be postponed.
The U14s are expected to play their Garda Cup semi final next weekend--see fixtures.
Plans are progressing for the “Who Wants to be a Thousandaire” show which will be held in St Joseph’s Hall on Saturday 6th December. Numerous businesses have committed to advertise. We are especially anxious to ensure that no local firms or businesses miss the opportunity to advertise and those who have not yet been contacted are asked to make contact with any of the Team Leaders Stephen Tonra, Karen Brogan, Martin Dolan, Aidan Lavin, Mary Clifford and Len Sutton. A meeting of Team Leaders and their assistants will be held in the Clubroom on tonight (Tuesday) at 9pm.
Thanks is extended to all who assisted in cutting, splitting and filling the trailer load of timber which was the first prize for the recent Club Draw. Special tanks is extended to Michael Furey for providing the timber and the site for the operations and for delivering the timber to the lucky winner Kevin Lavin. 
The Club will hold a very special fundraising challenge game on Saturday week 8th Nov at 3pm to mark the retirement from the playing of competitive football by Cian Smith. Cian is the proud holder of an All Ireland medal with Roscommon’s Minors of 2006. Most followers of football will know that Cian has bravely battled health problems for some years and has continued to play despite adversity. He is hanging up his boots in advance of going for surgery in mid November. To mark the occasion there will be a very attractive line up of payers in Abbey Park as a Boyle selection managed by David Casey will take on a selection of well known players from throughout the County, including many of his 2006 All Ireland title winning colleagues and past and present county players. The proceeds from the game will be shared between the Kyle Casey Fund and Mayo Roscommon Hospice and admission will be optional. Further details next week. Congratulations to David Kelly and Lorraine Toman on their engagement over the weekend.

Monday 20 October 2014

Update 20/10/14

The highlight of the weekend was the 5 point victory by Boyle’s National Automation Limited Minors over Michael Glaveys in the County Minor Championship Division 3 Final in Knockcroghery on Saturday. Congratulations to the entire panel and their management team of Donal Kelly, Kieran McKeon and Cathal Horan. Thanks also to the many supporters who went along to support the lads.
Congratulations also to the U12 Boys and their Management Team of Gerry Cregg, Odran Feely and Simon O’Donnell on their magnificent victory over Clan na Gael in the County Final on Sunday in a thrilling football game.
Well done also to the U14s on their victory over Eire Og in Loughglynn in the Garda Cup second round..
The Cooney Motors/ Cooney’s Centra Juniors got a walkover from Kilmore in the final round of the Division 4 League. This brings their season to an end with a mid table finish in this competition. Thanks to all players who competed at junior level this year and to Liam Conroy and his management team for their commitment.
The National Automation Limited U21s will commence their Division 1 Championship campaign on Saturday next when they will travel to Castlerea to take on Michael Glaveys at 4pm.
The Club Lotto didn’t take place last weekend but it will go ahead on this Saturday night in the Railway Bar with Team C in charge. The jackpot will be €7,300.
There has been a great response to the sale of Club gear--very attractive and high quality tops, jackets etc. at good prices. They will be available for purchase in the Clubroom on this Tuesday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
Work is progressing on preparations for the Club’s biggest social venture of the year-the “Who Wants to be a Thousandaire” event which will be held in St Joseph’s Hall, Boyle on Saturday night 6th December. This will be a major opportunity for businesses to advertise their products and the Club is currently contacting businesses re this matter. Members of the Club recently went to see the event when staged in Tuam and it was clearly evident that advertisers got great value for their adverts.
The Club extends its sympathy to the O’Donnell family, Church View on the death of Tommy.
Congratulations are extended to U21 Manager Jonathan Conroy and his wife on the birth of their baby boy and Brian Supple and his wife on the birth of their daughter . Congratulations also to Michael Brennan who was linesman/standby referee at Sunday’s County Minor Division 1 Final.

Monday 13 October 2014

NOTES 13 October 2014

Congratulations to Club Officer Aidan Lavin on being the recipient of a special award from the National Blood Transfusion Service for having reached 50 blood donations. The GAA strongly encourages blood donation and the Club urges all our members to make a conscious effort to give blood at the nearest available blood transfusion clinic. The following were 20 winners in the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in An Craoibhin;- Christy Dolan, Brid and Conor McGowan, Michelle and Michael McGrath, Eimer Carron, Jimmy Flaherty and Irene Tivnan. The house prize was won by John Murray. The jackpot wasn’t won and it will be at €7,300 for next Saturday night’s draw which will be held in the Railway Bar, withTeam C in charge.Our U13s lost to St Dominics in the Feile Competition in the Abbey Park on Saturday. The U14s got a walkover from Michael Glaveys in the first round of the Garda Cup competition. They will play Eire Og in the next round of this competition in Loughglynn on Sunday next at 12 noon.The National Automation Limited minors will play Michael Glaveys in the Division 3 Minor Championship Final on Saturday next at 1.30pm. This is a big event for the Club and full support is requested. The Cooney Motors/ Cooney’s Centra Juniors will play Kilmore in the last round of the Division 4 League on Sunday next at 1.30pm in the Abbey Park. It is expected that the McGovern Directional Drilling Seniors will play Kilmore in their remaining O’Rourke Cup game on the following weekend, and that the National Automation Limited U21s will commence their Division 1 Championship thereafter. Congratulations to Boyle actor and former Boyle player Chris O’Dowd on being nominated for a Freedom of County Roscommon Award. Boyle GAA Clubs (male and female) are delighted to announce that the famous “Who Wants to be a Thousandaire”show is being brought to Boyle and it will be staged in St Joseph’s Hall on Saturday night 6th December. This is a major undertaking for the Club and it will prove to be a great opportunity for businesses to advertise their goods and services to a capacity audience and indeed to display their products/ services on the night. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Thursday 24 July 2014

Update 24th July, Senior Report V Western Gaels

The following were  €20 winners in the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Mattimoes;- Owen Garvin, Michael Brennan, Karl Keenan, Seán Nevin, Paddy McLoughlin and Leanne Connolly. The house prize was won by Sharon Reid. The jackpot wasn’t won and it will stand at €6,700 for next Saturday night’s draw which will be held in Daly’s with Team B in charge. The Club extends its best wishes to Pat and Mary Brogan and staff on their re-branding to Brogans Total Health Pharmacy’ Brogans are the generous sponsors of our Club Lotto envelopes. Pride of place this week goes to the U12 Boys on winning the Spring League Division 1 Final with a convincing win over St. Brigids in Oran on Sunday. Congratulations to the entire panel and their management for their commitment to date. Thanks to those who went along to support. The U14s went down to St Aidan's in the Division 2 Championship in Ballyforan by 3-11 to 16 on Tuesday Evening. They are also scheduled to host Padraig Pearses in the next round of the Division 2 League this tonight at 7.30pm in the Abbey Park. The National Automation Limited Minors had a high scoring draw with Castlerea St Kevins in Castlerea on Thursday last in the Division 3 Championship. They are scheduled to play Tulsk in the next round of this competition in Tulsk on 8th August. The Cooney Motors/ Cooney’s Centra Juniors lost to St Faithleachs in the Division 4 Championship in the Abbey Park on Wednesday evening last. The McGovern Directional Drilling Seniors went down to Western Gaels on a score line of 3-13 to 1-13 last night in the Abbey Park. On what was an incredibly humid evening the large crowd were treated to a pulsating encounter. The Gaels with their plethora of county stars went into a 1-5 to 2 point lead early in the first half with the goal coming from an unforced error in the Boyle defence, but the team rallied back to go in at half time only a point down with a goal coming from Darren O'Connor. The second half saw Boyle gain the upper hand and when Roch Hanmore boomed over a point from between the half way line and midfield it looked like a shock was on the cards. Western Gaels upped the gears and hit 4 unanswered points but Boyle never gave up, and points from Tadgh Lowe and Mark o'Donohoe kept them in touch, but a fortuitous goal, when it appeared David Callaghan had been fouled put breathing space between the teams.  The overall air of disappointment shows how far the team have come, and with the same attitude in the remaining 5 games they should secure their status as a division 1 team for next season. Both David Callaghan and Killian Cox were again outstanding in defence and along with Jim Suffin and  Tadhg Lowe who kicked 3 points from play despite playing with a hamstring strain were Boyle's best performers.  The team was. Cian Smith, Brian Furey, David Callaghan, Killian Cox, Aaron Sharkey, Roch Hanmore, Tadhg McKenna, Enda Smith, Steve Tonry, Tadhg Lowe, Donie Smith, Jim Suffin, Evan McGrath, Darren O'Connor, Mark O'Donohoe, Subs used, Colin Goldrick, Liam Conroy, Michael Hanmore with Lochlainn Conboy, Peter Lavin, Ciaran Beirne, Mark O'Connor, Joe Sweeney, Thomas McGarritty, Jason McDermott, Conor Flanagan,  The team are scheduled to play Elphin in their next O’Rourke Cup outing on Sunday next in the Orchard Park at 2pm. Tickets are available from Club officers for the Roscommon GAA Race Day on Tuesday 5th August. Tickets are €20 and the price includes the race card, a free bet and finger food and access to an exclusive enclosure for Roscommon GAA supporters. We are anxious to make this a social evening out for our Club members and supporters. The Club is about to embark on a fundraising draw with very attractive prizes. Details will be announced in the coming week. Congratulations to Niall and Valerie O'Donohoe on the birth of their daughter Leah and also to all who participated in and organised the Tough Mucker event in the Forest Park on Saturday which looks like it could become an annual event. The Club extends its sympathy to the Beirne family, St Patrick Street on the death of Malachy.

Monday 14 July 2014


It was a relatively quiet week at Club level. The U14s lost to Western Gaels in the Division 2 Championship. Their next outing is away to St. Dominics this Thursday in the next round of the championship. The U12s are scheduled to play St Brigids on Sunday next the 20th at 1pm in Kiltoom in the Spring League Final Division 1. The U16s defeated Kilbride in Kilbride in the Division 3 Championship. Their next outing will be on 30th July against Castlerea. The McGovern Directional Drilling Seniors will not be playing their scheduled O’Rourke Cup game this week because of the ongoing involvement of the Roscommon Seniors in the All Ireland Qualifiers. Instead, the Cooney Motors/ Cooney’s Centra Juniors will play the first round of the Junior B Championship against St. Faithleachs in the Abbey Park on this Wednesday evening at 8pm. Congratulations to the Roscommon Seniors and to our representatives Enda and Donie Smith who contributed handsomely to the victory over Cavan. Enda kicked some crucial scores when Roscommon needed them most and put in a man of the match performance. The team will play Armagh at home this weekend. Commiserations to the Roscommon Minors on their Connacht Final defeat, but we look forward to a successful outing in the forthcoming All Ireland Quarter Final where they will play the Ulster winners, either Donegal or Monaghan. Well done to Cian McKeon on his ongoing participation with Roscommon U16s and on their victory over Leitrim last week. Congratulations to Most Reverend Kevin Doran on his ordination as Bishop of Elphin on Sunday. Congratulations to former player Alan Tiernan and his wife Jenny on the birth of their baby daughter and to Elaine Taheny (Purcell) and her husband Colin on the birth of their son--both hopefully future Boyle footballers! Congratulations to Damien Murray and Olivia Cryan who were married over the weekend also. Good to see Gary Wynne and his Roscommon Connacht Champions 1990-1991 colleagues being acknowledged at the Connacht Final in Castlebar on Sunday. The Club will have tickets available for the Roscommon GAA Race Day which will take place in Roscommon Racecourse on Tuesday 5th August. Tickets are only €20 each and will be available in the coming week. The price includes admission, race card, food and entertainment in the Roscommon GAA enclosure. The Club is anxious that this become a social occasion and that a minimum of 40 tickets be sold.
Ladies Club
Boyle Ladies had a convincing victory over old rivals Shannon Gaels in the third round of the Intermediate Championship in Abbey Park on Sunday. There were a number of strong performances on the Boyle team namely Catriona Hanmore, Ashling Dolan, Nicole McDermott and Emer Killalea but special mention to Melissa Mattimoe who added to 2 crucial scores when introduced in the second half when the team needed them most. This gives them two wins out of three to date. They are scheduled to play Castlerea St Kevins in their next championship game on Sunday next in Abbey Park at 12 noon. Well done to Roscommon U16 Girls on their Championship win over Leitrim on Saturday, and to our three representatives on the panel--Melissa Mattimoe, Rachel Maidment and Roisin Wynne.

Wednesday 9 July 2014


The following were €20 winners at the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held  in the Patrick’s Well;- Rhona and Jim McGrath, John Lenehan, Leonard Sutton, Gus Quinn, Allison Clarke and Karen Healy. The house prize was won by Thomas Brady. The jackpot wasn’t won and it will stand at €6,600 for Saturday night next’s draw which will be held in Mattimoes with Team A in charge. It was a quiet week on the playing fields but Abbey Park was a hive of activity with the successful staging of the Kelloggs Cúl Camps for the region. The U14s will play Western Gaels in the Division 2 Championship in Frenchpark on Thursday next at 7.30pm. The McGovern Directional Drilling seniors may be in action on Wednesday week 16th in the O’Rourke Cup away to St Aidans. This depends on the outcome of the Roscommon versus Cavan All Ireland Qualifier. Hopefully Roscommon will be successful, and, if so, this fixture will be postponed and replaced by the first round of the County Junior B Championship where our Cooney Motors/ Cooney’s Centra team will play St Faithleachs in Abbey Park at 8pm. In the meantime this team will play Kilmore on this Friday at 8pm in the Division 4 League. Best wishes are extended to the Roscommon Seniors and especially to Donie and Enda, on Saturday in Cavan, and also to the Roscommon Minors, and to our representative Evan McGrath, in the Connacht Final in Castlebar on Sunday next.
The Boyle Ladies footballers lost to a physically  stronger Eire Og team in the Intermediate Championship in the Abbey Park on Sunday. They are scheduled to play their next championship game against Shannon Gaels on Sunday next at 12 noon in Abbey Park.

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Update 2nd July 2014

The Cooney Motors/ Cooney’s Centra Juniors had a convincing win over Kilglass Gaels in the Division 4 League on Wednesday evening last in Kilglass. Their next league outing is scheduled to be against Kilmore on 11th July. They are also awaiting details of their Junior B Championship fixtures. Best wishes to club veteran David Kelly who sustained a nose injury in the game.  There will be a meeting of the Executive of the Senior Club on this Tuesday in the Clubroom at 8.30pm. All members are requested to attend.  Congratulations are extended to the Roscommon Minors on their Connacht Semi Final win over Leitrim, and especially to our representative Evan McGrath who had an excellent game at center half back kicking  the final two points of the game and also James O'Boyle, Cian Smith, Stephen Bohan and manager Fergal O'Donnell. The club extends its sympathy to the Murray family, Marian Road, on the death of John P.

Monday 23 June 2014

UPDATE 23rd June 2014

The following were thye €20 winners at the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Kate Lavin’s: Pat and Angela Leonard, , James and Eilish Goldrick, Al and Mary Cunningham, Tara Brady, Gillian Cleary and Darren O’Connor. The house prize was won by Tom Browne. The jackpot wasn’t won and it will stand at €6,500 at next Saturday night’s draw which will be held in the Patrick’s Well with Team E in charge. It was a mixed week for the McGovern Directional Drilling Seniors. They suffered a disappointing defeat to Padraig Pearses in Pairc an Phiarsaigh on Wednesday evening in the O’Rourke Cup. In a game where Boyle struggled to reach the heights of the previous weekends championship win over Elphin they failed to put any sustained period of play together. The first 20 minutes of the game was a tight affair with a lot of the play concentrated around the middle third, but Pearses opened some daylight when a short Boyle kick out was intercepted and Pearses punished the mistake to the back of the net. The half time score was  Pearses 1-6 Boyle 0-2 with a free from Donie and a long range point from tadhg Lowe being the Boyle scores. The second half saw Boyle briefly rally with points from Tadhg Mckenna and Enda Smith but then the wheels came off as Boyle had both Michael Hanmore and Aaron Sharkey dismissed, the former somewhat questionably. Boyle added a goal from Enda but Pearses pulled away and added a second goal late on to leave the final score Pearses 2-12 Boyle 1-4.  Team was C. Smith, A. Sharkey, D. Callaghan, K. Cox, M. Hanmore, S. Purcell, T. McKenna (0-1), R, Hanmore, E. Smith(1-1), T. Lowe(0-1), D. Smith (0-1), J. Suffin, M O'Donohoe, D O'Connor, M McGovern with C Goldrick, S, Tonry, B, Furey, Thanks to those who made the long trip to support the team in Woodmount on a baking hot evening, Junior, Barry, Tony et. al.....The team bounced back in style to record a good win over St. Faithleachs in the same competition in the Abbey Park on Sunday. In contrast with the Pearses match the team managed to again reach  the heights of the Elphin championship match although not initially as they went 4 points to one down, in the first 15 minutes. 2 goals from Donie and Darren O'Connor saw Boyle gain the ascendency and they never looked back going in 2-6 to 5 in front at the break. The second half saw Boyle consolidate their lead and saw the full compliment of 6 subs introduced including Liam Conroy who tagged on the score of the day from either a horrendous 45 or a subline spot from Donie from a 45! Goals were added in the second half from Darren again, and Sean Purcell but it was also important that at the opposite end the team managed to secure its first clean sheet of the campaign.  Some good performances but overall man of the match was Killian Cox who was excellent throughout. Team - C. Smith, B. Furey, D. Callaghan, K. Cox, S. Tonry, S. Purcell(0-1), A. Sharkey, R, Hanmore, E. Smith(0-1), T. Lowe(0-1), D. Smith(1-3), J. Suffin, M O'Donohoe(0-2), D O'Connor(2-0), M McGovern with C Goldrick, J. Sweeney, P, Lavin, C. Tivnan, L, Conroy(0-1), L. Brennan and T McGarrity   They are expected to have a short break from competitive action for a few weeks as the County seniors prepare for qualifier action. The Cooney Motors/ Cooney’s Centra Juniors will travel to Kilglass on Wednesday to play the home side in the Division 4 League at 8pm. Thanks to all who helped with stewarding for Sundays O’Rourke Cup game and the thrilling Connacht Intermediate Ladies Semi Final between Sligo and Roscommon on Friday evening last. Best wishes to Evan McGrath and his Roscommon Minor colleagues in the Connacht Minor Football Semi Final with Leitrim on Saturday next. Any coach who has received notification of garda clearance recently is asked to present same to Jan Flanagan or Martin Dolan.

Monday 16 June 2014

UPDATE 16th June 2014

Best wishes to the St Joseph’s Boys National Schools and to the girls of Scoil na nAingeal Naofa who compete on Tuesday in Ballyleague in the Cumann na mBunscoil Football Finals. The Boys Final is at 5pm and the Girls Final is at 6pm. Well done to Peter Bolger and his management team and the entire panel of the McGovern Directional Drilling Seniors on their excellent victory over Elphin in the first round of the Hodson Bay Senior Championship in Croghan on Friday evening last. This was a good performance from all involved including the five subs that were used and really showed the potential that exists within this team in probably the best performance in a number of years. Boyle started at a frantic pace and never gave Elphin an opportunity to establish any footing in the game. The first half saw Enda Smith hit the Elphin net twice when he sliced through the their defence. Donie added a number of frees on a day when he hit 8 frees in total and added one from play. The second half saw Boyle continue to attack from deep and added a third goal from Jim Suffin who finished excellently to all but but  bury any hope of an Elphin revival. Elphin received three red cards in the later stages of the game, with two for fighting and one for abusive language to referee Vivian Hardiman.The only blip on an otherwise flawless day was a late goal conceded. The team and panel on the day was. Cian Smith, Michael Hanmore, David Callaghan, Cillian Cox, Aaron Sharkey, Sean Purcell, Tadhg McKenna, Roch Hanmore, Enda Smith, Jim Suffin, Donie Smith, Tadhg Lowe, Mark McGovern, Darren O'Connor, Mark O'Donohoe, Evan McGrath, Joe Sweeney, Liam Conroy, Colin Goldrick, Brian Furey, with Jason McDermott, Steve Tonry, Tommy McGarrity, Ciaran Beirne, Peter Lavin. They will face Padraig Pearses and St Brigids in the remaining championship games in their group in August. Meanwhile they have two vital O’Rourke Cup games in the coming week. They will travel to Woodmount on Wednesday evening to face Padraig Pearses at 8pm and they will host St Faithleachs in the Abbey Park on Sunday next at 2pm. Stewards will be required to make themselves available for this game from 12.30pm onwards.
The Cooney Motors/ Cooneys Centra Juniors are scheduled to play Kilglass Gaels in the Abbey Park on Saturday evening next in the Division 4 League. The Abbey Park will host a Connacht ladies Football Intermediate Championship Semi Final between Roscommon and Sligo at 7pm on Friday evening next 20th. Stewards from both the male clubs and the ladies club are required to make themselves available from 6pm.
The Abbey Park successfully hosted an U14 Girls ALL Ireland Semi Final between Limerick and Derry on Saturday last. Thanks to all from both Boyle clubs for helping with the smooth running of the event. Highlight of the weekend was the victory by the U12 Girls in the Division 1B County Championship Final. Congratulations to the girls and to Adrian Brogan and his management team. The Club extends its sympathy to the Shiel family Ardmore. Croghan and to the Lynch and Ryan families, Boyle on the death of Mrs Shiel.

Monday 9 June 2014

UPDATE 9th June 2014

The €20 winners in this weeks Lotto which was held in Wynnes were Geraldine and Fran McGeogh, Colm Loftus, Michael Hanmore, Justin Mccormack, Simon Archer and the House prize was won by Orla Garvin. Next weeks draw will take place in Lavins and team D will be in charge with the jackpot at €6400. The McGovern Directional Drilling Senior Men's team make their return to the senior championship on Friday when they take on Elphin in Croghan at 8 o clock. This will be a very tough game against a very experienced Elphin team also coupled with the fact that Boyle are missing no less than 13 players who togged for the county final last October, so all support for the lads will be much appreciated. The lads will also be out again in the league on Wednesday week against Pearse's in Woodmount and again the following Sunday at home to St. Faithleach's so a very busy couple of weeks ahead. The Cooney Motors Men's Junior team are scheduled to play Kilglass on the 21st of this month. The under 10 community games team are playing the Balintubber/Ballymoe combination on Wednesday evening. Commiseration's to the Roscommon senior team and Donie and Enda who despite putting it up to Mayo for most of the game eventually succumbed in the end, losing by a point. Congratulations to all students who recently graduated and best wished to Canon Gerry Hanly who celebrates his ruby anniversary on Friday, which unfortunately clashes with the Senior championship game.Congratulations to John Cummins on his appointment as  Cathlaoirleach of Roscommon County Council.

The u12 girls play Roscommon Gaels this evening (Monday) at 7 in the championship semi final so all support appreciated. The intermediate ladies play in the Connaught 7's in Ballyhaunis on Saturday. There will be an All-Ireland u14  semi-final  in the park on Saturday at 2 between Derry and Limerick, all stewards are asked to be down at the park at 12.

Tuesday 3 June 2014

UPDATE 3rd JUNE 2014

The McGovern Directional Drilling Seniors are in preparation for their Senior Championship outing against Elphin, which will be played in Croghan on Friday week 13th June. The Cooney Motors/ Cooney’s Centra Juniors will have their next Division 4 League fixture against Kilglass Gaels on 21st June.  Congratulations to our neighbours Boyle Celtic on winning Sligo Leitrim Super League. Best wishes to John Evans and the Roscommon Seniors, and especially to our Boyle representatives Donie and Enda and also Gary in the backroom. Best wishes are also extended to all our young players and supporters who will commence their Junior Cert and Leaving Cert exams this week.The U14's were unfortunately beaten in their League Semi-final on Saturday against a strong Tulsk team in Elphin. Boyle were up against it from the off as some of their main players were absent, which is disappointing especially with such an important game, but those who did tog out must be credited for their performance and attitude. In addition  the Boyle cause wasn't helped when Louis Garvin had to be replaced early in the first half through injury. Boyle started brightly and took the lead through a Toams Regan point and should have increased this lead but missed a couple of easy chances. Tulsk registered a goal and three points before Boyle responded with a goal from their full forward Greg Doherty after good work from Adam O'Connor and Kelvin Morris. Tulsk added another goal somewhat questionably this time, as a long free dropped into the square, the referee blew his whistle with the ball in mid air, both sets of players stopped, but the ball ended up in the net, and the goal was allowed leaving this reporter scratching his head, along with many in the stand. Marcus Meehan added a  free for Boyle before Tulsk scored a couple of crucial goals allowing them to put distance between themselves and Boyle. The Boyle sub goalkeeper Enda Carr did his best to keep Tulsk at bay and produced one outstanding save before the half time whistle. The second half saw Boyle much improved and added another goal after good work from Adam Simon. Adam O'Connor added a point soon after that following a long run from Jack Morris. The Boyle midfield of James Bolger and Adam Simon (who inherited his height from his mothers side of the family im guessing!) worked hard in the second half and showed good athleticism by helping out in defence as well as attack. Tomas Regan added another free after he himself was fouled before Tulsk were let in for a few easy scores towards the end of the game, seeing them over the line. Overall the team never gave up and showed a good attitude and work rate. It appeared that Tulsk relied heavly on their centre back, midfield pair and centre forward and unfortunately at times these players were too strong. The league is now over and the team can hopefully take the positives from this performance into the championship. Best on the day for Boyle were the midefield pairing of James Bolger and Adam Simon, Kelvin Morris and Adam O'Connor with Man of the Match shared between right half back Ciaran Calpin and full forward Greg Doherty. The Boyle panel was: Gerard Conway, Killian Doyle, Diarmuid Conway, Martin Kennedy, Ciaran Calpin, Louis Garvin, Tiernan Henry, James Bolger, Adam Simon (C), Marcus Meehan, Kelvin Morris, Adam O'Connor, David Battles, Greg Doherty, Tomas Regan, with Enda Carr, Brian Regan, Sean Brogan, Rees Shanley, Ethan Byrne, Mikey McGrath, Alan Enright  
The U12 team play St Brigids in their quarter final match on Wednesday evening at 7.30 in the Abbey Park.The U14 team lost by a point to St Croans in the Abbey Park on Friday evening last.
The Intermediate Ladies continue training in preparation for their next championship game. Best of Luck to all starting Junior & Leaving Cert this week. Congrats to Boyle Celtic on winning the Superleague Title this weekend.

Tuesday 27 May 2014

UPDATE 27th MAY 2014

The following were €20 winners in the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Clarke's Bar; Lorcan Egan, Monica and Tom Commons, Tom Mullaney, John C (Cloonloo), Michael Smyth and John Grady. There was no jackpot winner. Next Saturday night's draw will be held in the Patrick's Well with Tam C in charge, where the jackpot will be €6,300. Congratulations to Mary Clifford and Kevin Ward who were winners of €1,000 each in the Club Rossie Draw which was held on Friday night last. Thanks to all our loyal supporters of Boyle GAA Club who purchased Club Rossie tickets. It was nice to have two winners.
The Cooney Motors/ Cooney's Centra Juniors were unable to field a team on the Division 4 League against Michael Glavey's on Saturday evening last because of a spate of player injuries. Their next scheduled outing will be against Kilglass Gaels on the 21st of June. The McGovern Directional Drilling Seniors were among the many senior club teams in the County who were unable to fulfil their fixtures because of unavailability of county Senior panelists. This is drawing much attention throughout the county and many will have an opinion on it but it is worth noting that Mayo played club games at the weekend. The teams next outing will be in the senior championship when they are scheduled to play Elphin in Croghan on Friday evening 13th June. This will be followed by two O'Rourke Cup games in the following week, the first away to Padraig Pearses on Wednesday 18th June and they will host St Faithleachs in the Abbey Park on Sunday 22nd June.
The unveiling and blessing of the Eoin Lavin commemorative seat which was scheduled for Sunday had to be postponed because of the postponement of the O'Rourke Cup game with Strokestown. An alternative date will be determined shortly. Congratulations to all children from Boyle Parish who received their First Holy Communion at the weekend.
The U14 boys were beaten by Strokestown on Thursday evening last. They are scheduled to play the winners of Kilmore/Shannon Gaels or Tulsk this Saturday at 12, at a venue to be confirmed in a division 2 play off. Once we know where this game is we will update on Facebook and Twitter.
The Ladies suffered a 3 points defeat to Roscommon Gaels in in the Junior League Semi Final in Lisnamult on Saturday evening.  By all accounts this was a game they threw away and will hope to use it as a motivating factor in their next game. The team is having an encouraging year so far though and hopefully can maintain their good form.

Sunday 18 May 2014

UPDATE 19 MAY 2014

A weakened Junior team suffered a 3 point loss to Ballinameen on Saturday evening in the Abbey Park. Their next outing is against Michael Glavey's at a date to be confirmed. The McGovern Directional Drilling Senior Men's team have a big week ahead with an away fixture against Roscommon Gaels on Friday at 8 in Lisnamult, and a home game on Sunday against Strokestown at 2 o' clock. All stewards are asked to be in the park on Sunday at 12.30. Following the game on Sunday there will be a new seat unveiled and blessed in memory of the late Eoin Lavin and all are invited to attend. The monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday at 8 o clock in the clubroom and all members are asked to attend as there are a number of important issues for discussion. Liam Conroy will be in charge of the gym going forward and it is vital that those using the facility bring any rubbish home with them and tidy away all weights after their session. Unless a person is a member of the club they are not entitled to use the gym and all must be of the required age and have been trained in the use of all equipment. If anyone has any queries they can contact Liam on  086 3795280 where he will be happy to help and may even demonstrate the art of a correct wide arm chin up for anyone who is unsure. Congratulations to Roscommon on a comfortable win over Leitrim on Sunday and we can now look forward to a Semi-Final v Mayo in the Hyde.

There is 8 weeks left in the SuperValu loyalty cards promotion. It is vital for the club to hit their target that as many shoppers as possible who have the cards use them on their weekly shops.

Code of Ethics/Child Protection Awareness training will be held in the club room on Friday 23rd May from 7-10pm. All coaches involved with underage teams are required to complete this training every 5 years. Contact Jan on 086 0667163 to confirm attendance before Wednesday 21st. Anybody considering becoming involved in coaching in the minor club next year is also encouraged to attend.

The Green Veterinary sponsored Intermediate Ladies team play Roscommon Gaels in the Semi Final of the League next Saturday the 24th. Venue & Time TBC. Thanks to Barry Lynch (Green Veterinary) for sponsorship of Ladies jerseys. The U12 team plays Roscommon Gaels in the Abbey Park on Wednesday evening at 7pm. The U14 team lost out to a stronger St Faithleachs on Friday evening. They play St Dominic's in Knockcroghery on Wednesday evening at 7pm.

Sympathies are extended to Angela Leonard Sabrina Kearns and Micky Cull on their recent bereavements.  Best wishes to all the children making their First Holy Communion next Saturday.

Wednesday 14 May 2014

UPDATE 14 MAY 2014

The following were Club Lotto €20 winners at the most recent draw which took place in The Railway Bar;- Karl Keenan, James and Ailish Goldrick, Leonard Sutton, Teresa and Carol McQuaid, Brian Kelly and Margaret O’Dea. The house prize was won by Martin Murphy. There was no jackpot winner. The jackpot will stand at €6,200 for this Saturday night’s draw which will be held in Clarke's, with Team B in charge. The McGovern Directional Drilling Senior team captain for 2014 will be Sean Purcell with Roch Hanmore as Vice-Captain. The McGovern Directional Team have 2 fixtures coming up next week against Roscommon Gaels and Strokestown.  Boyle Juniors will play Ballinameen in the Abbey Park on Saturday evening at 7.30pm. The U14s will travel to play Kilmore/Shannon Gaels on this Thursday evening in the Division 2 League. Congratulations to the Women's team on a fantastic win over Western Gaels in their first championship game of the year in Frenchpark on Saturday Evening. Final score was Boyle 5-10 Western Gaels 3-11.

Tuesday 6 May 2014


The Minors and U16s continue with training but have no games until after the exams. The U14s next game is v Kilmore/Shannon in Kilmore on the 15th May at 7pm. The Cooney Motors/ Cooney’s Centra Juniors had a hard earned three point win over St Michaels in Cootehall on Friday evening last. Their next outing is expected to be against Balinameen on a date to be determined. The Club wishes Brian Furey a speedy recovery from a finger injury which he sustained in the game. Thanks to all who supported the church gate collection at the weekend for the underage Boyle Teams, Congratulations to all who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in Boyle on Sunday. Congratulations also to the Roscommon Ladies footballers who won the Division 4 League Final in Tullamore on Saturday. Unfortunately the U21's went down to a stronger Dublin side in a game they didn't get going in until the second half. Although losing a final is never easy and for some of the team this is their second final loss in three years the team can take a lot of heart from their second half performance. Well done to Donie and Enda on a good year with the team. The McGovern Directional Senior team picked up their first point of the year with a draw at home to St.Croans in a game that had a championship like feel to it. Boyle started without Mark O'Connor, Donie and Enda Smith, Darren O Connor and Ray Hannon but showed their strength in depth by still fielding a very strong team and lined up with the experience of Mark Mc Govern alongside the youth of Evan McGrath in defence. The first half was tight and Boyle went in at half time 1-6 to 1-4 in front with the goal coming from Jim Suffin after a length of the pitch move, with David Callaghan instrumental in creating the opportunity. The second half saw Boyle go four in front with another goal, this time from Tadhg Lowe but this was the last Boyle score for some time as St. Croans took over and went from four points down to 3 in front. While other teams may have folded Boyle rallied and showed great resolve in finding a way back into the game. Liam Conroy curled over a beauty from the right and Tadhg Mckenna reduced the gap to one with time nearly up. Boyle kept pressing and David Callaghan won a free on the left which Sean Purcell put over to level the game. The Boyle team was, Cian Smith, Marc Goldrick, Cillian Cox, Evan McGrath, Michael Hanmore, Sean Purcell (0-2) (1f), Aaron Sharkey, Roch Hanmore(0-1), David Callaghan(0-1) (1f), Tadhg McKenna (0-1), Steve Tonry, Tadhg Lowe (1-2) (1f)), Mark McGovern, Jim Suffin(1-0), Mark O' Donohoe (0-2). Final score 2-9 a piece. The teams next game is against Strokestown at home on the 25th of this month. The Club extends its sympathy the Regan Family, Green Street on the death of Christy, and to the Finneran Family, Ballinagare on the death of Mrs Mae Finneran.

Monday 28 April 2014


The following were the €20 winners at the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in An Craoibhin;- Tom Commons, Pat and Liz Gannon, Finbar Feely, Donal Connaughton, Liam Mitchell and Jarlath Tivnan. The house prize was won by Breege Mulryan. The jackpot wasn’t won and it will be at €6,100 for this Saturday night’s draw which will be held in the Railway Bar. Team A will be in charge. The U14s suffered losses to Tulsk and St Dominics in their fixtures played last week. They will meet Kilmore/ Shannon Gaels in their next league outing on the 15th of May. The U16s finished their league campaign with a loss to Western Gaels in the Abbey Park on Sunday. Although their league campaign has been disappointing, it was heartening to see increased numbers and with a strengthening of the panel, there is optimism for a more successful championship. The Cooney Motors/ Cooneys Centra Juniors lost a relatively close encounter with St Barry's in the Abbey Park on Friday evening last. They will meet St Michael's in their next outing on Friday evening next at 7.30pm in Ardcarne Park. Thanks to Liam Conroy for coming on board as manager. The McGovern Directional Drilling seniors are scheduled to play St. Croan's in their next O’Rourke Cup outing on Monday next at 2pm in the Abbey Park. Confirmation on whether or not this game is going ahead will be confirmed during the week.The Abbey Park will host the Division 4 League Final between Elphin and Michael Glaveys on Thursday evening at 7pm. Club members are asked to make themselves available to act as stewards. This week is the final opportunity to get your ticket for the Club Rossie draw which is scheduled for Saturday night next. It is a great opportunity to win one of the many attractive prizes, and to support the ongoing development of our County teams, all of whom are doing very well at present. It should also be noted that 10% of proceeds of all tickets returns to the club. Supporters are also reminded that the Supervalu campaign is ongoing whereby Supervalu doubles points given for shopping to all those who have given details of their Loyalty Card to Boyle Club, and the Club get the  benefit of the extra points. We strongly encourage the giving of the eleven digit Club Loyalty Card number to Mary Smith at 086 8211683. Congratulations are extended to the Roscommon Senior footballers on winning the Division 3 League Final in Croke Park on Saturday. Best wishes to Donie and Enda and the Roscommon U21s in the All Ireland Final in Tullamore on Saturday. We encourage everyone to put out their Rossie flags to show the lads our support. The last person leaving Boyle for Tullamore on Saturday is asked to switch off the lights!


Pride of the week goes to the U16 girls who won the Division 1B county title comprehensively against Kilbride in Croghan on Sunday evening (See picture below).  Kilbride opened with a goal and it took Boyle a while to settle but once they settled they never looked back. It was an all around team performance and  Boyle were the hungrier team on the day. It finished on a score line of 7-16 to 1-5. This is a massive achievement for this group as they have been knocking on the door of a county title since U12. The U12 girls had a great win over neighbours Shannon Gaels on Wednesday on a score line of 2-4 to 2-1. The ladies continue training in preparation for their first championship outing vs Western Gaels on May 10th. Best Wishes are extended to all the girls making confirmation next weekend.