Monday, 31 March 2014


The following were €20 winners in the Club Lotto Draw which was held in Bruno’s; Gerry Enright, Gerry McCormack, Michelle and Michael McGrath, Kian Montgomery, Mary McKeon and Fintan Harrington. The house prize was won by Aoife O’Connor. The jackpot wasn’t won and it will be at €5,900 for next Saturday night’s draw which will be held in Dodd’s Bar with Team D in charge. The McGovern Directional Drilling Seniors are in preparation for their next O’Rourke Cup game which will be against Roscommon Gaels in Lisnamult on Sunday week 13th April at 2pm
 The Cooney Motors/ Cooney’s Centra Juniors will commence their Division 4 League campaign on Friday week the 11th of April against St Ronans in Ballyfarnon at 7.30pm.

The National Automation Limited Minors went down to St Dominics in Knockcroghery by a few points on Sunday in the Minor League Division 2. They will be in action again on this Tuesday evening at 6.45 pm in the Abbey Park when they will host Roscommon Gaels and also on Tuesday 8th when they will travel to Frencpark to take on Western Gaels.  The U16s lost to a stronger Strokestown team in their Division 2 League game in Strokestown on Wednesday last. They are scheduled to play St Croans in Enfield on Sunday next at 11.30am.

Thanks to all who assisted with the successful hosting of the Roscommon versus Sligo Connacht Minor League game on Saturday evening last in Abbey Park and well done to Boyle player Evan McGrath who lined out at centre half back for Roscommon. Best wishes to Roscommon U21s and especially Donie and Enda in the Connacht Final against Leitrim in Carrick on Shannon on Saturday next at 2.30pm.

GAA members and supporters are strongly encouraged to join Padraig Pearses member Frankie Flynn as he commences Day 5 of the Roscommon Sponsored Walk in aid of Pieta House at 9am on Thursday from the Abbey Park. This is a most worthy cause as Pieta House does amazing work in assisting in suicide prevention and Boyle GAA Club is delighted to be associated with the walk. We urge large numbers to come out with their Club colours and walk through Boyle as the group commence their walk to Strokestown via Croghan and Elphin.

Anyone who hasn’t yet given details of the Kelly’s Supervalu Loyalty Numbers to Mary Smith at 086 8211683 should do so immediately. All Club players and non-players who have not yet paid their membership are requested to do so to Cian Smith, Club Registrar at 086 3502455 Tickets are selling rapidly for the Club Rossie membership campaign to fund GAA activities in Co. Roscommon generally. The Club gets 10% of all tickets sold. There is a prize fund of €40,000 and there are 3 ticket options. Full details are available at or from Boyle GAA Club Ambassador Mike Junior Smith at 086 2531736.

Friday next represents a big day for club stalwart Sean Purcell as he ties the knot with Castlebar native Catriona Daly. Sean and Catriona got together during their Sligo I.T. days and the long term rumour was that Sean introduced himself to Catriona in the Leitrim bar with the line ''Hi I'm Sean, I play corner back for Roscommon'' but this has been rebuffed many times since by Sean. The club extends its best wishes to the pair on the big day and welcomes home those who are traveling for the occasion.

The U16 ladies are scheduled to play St Dominics on Sunday next the 6th of April in the Abbey Park at 4pm. The Senior Ladies are scheduled to play Four Roads on Saturday evening next. The U12 Girls are scheduled to participate in an 11 a side blitz on Saturday and Sunday next with games against St Micheal's and Shannon Gaels. Please check fixtures for confirmation on above.

Monday, 24 March 2014


An Under strength McGovern Directional Drilling team, in its first game under new Manager Peter Bolger, went down to a stronger Clann na Gael team in Johnstown on Sunday. Unfortunately the game clashed with Boyle Celtic's Connacht cup quarter final in Castlebar and meaning that Sean had the unenviable task of having to choice which game to play. With Sean unfortunately along with the injured Enda Smith and Roch Hanmore absent  meant opportunities for some of the younger players to show their potential. Evan McGrath stepped in at 6 in Sean's absence and really showed his pedigree in this position and along with Luke Brennan also making his first start at this level acquitted themselves excellently. It was an all under 21 back line and along with the experience of the returning Stephen Tonra and Liam Conroy when introduced in the second half, there is a good balance of youth and experience within the squad. The game was tight in the first half and only when Donie Shine scored a goal from play and a debatable penalty did a gap open. Boyle hung in in the second half and made it difficult for Clann right to the end. Tadhg McKenna at wing forward was Boyle's best player contributing some nice points from play and along with David Callaghan and Darren O 'Connor were our best performers. Team - C. Smith, L.Brennan, C. Cox, M. Goldrick, M. Hanmore, E. McGrath, B. Furey, S Tonry, D. Callaghan, D. Kelly, T. Lowe, T, McKenna, D, Smith, D O'Connor, M O'Donohoe, subs used - M' O Connor, J Sweeney, C Goldrick, L. Conroy. The Next outing will be against Roscommon Gaels in mid April.

The national Automation Limited Minors will continue their Division 2 League action with a trip to Knockcroghery to play St Dominics on Sunday next the 30th at 12 noon. They are scheduled to have a home game in the Abbey Park on Tuesday week 1st April at 6.45pm against Roscommon Gaels. The u16s will play Strokestown in Strokestown on this Wednesday at 6.30pm.

All Club players and non-players who have not yet paid their membership are requested to do so NOT LATER than Sunday next 30th March, to Cian Smith, Club Registrar  086 3502455

Boyle GAA Club is delighted to announce that it has joined forces with Kelly’s Supervalu, Boyle in a project whereby all who hold Kelly’s Supervalu Loyalty Cards will be given double points for all purchases made by them during the months April, May and June. They will get their own points as per usual, and Kelly’s Supervalu will match them and credit them to Boyle GAA Club. This is a simple and painless way of helping your Club. Simply text to 11 digit Loyalty Card Number and your name to Club Treasurer, Mary Smith at 086 8211683.

The Club has nominated Mike (Junior) Smith as its Club Rossie co-ordinator. He may be contacted at 086 2531736. The Club encourages all Club members and supporters of Boyle and Roscommon GAA to purchase a ticket, for which there are excellent prizes. Full details are available on County Roscommon GAA Website and in the local media.

The Club will be supporting Frankie Flynn from Padraig Pearses Club, who is undertaking a nine day walk in support of Pieta House (Suicide prevention and awareness organisation). Frankie will commence Day 5 of his walk at the Abbey Park on Thursday week the 3rd of April, from where he will walk to Strokestown via Croghan and Elphin. As many Club members as possible are asked to come out and join Frankie on his walk from and through Boyle.

Congratulations to the Roscommon U21's on a hard fought victory over Sligo on Saturday evening and especially to the Smith Boys. The go forward to play Leitrim in 2 weeks in Carrick on Shannon following their 1 point win over Galway. This was their first win at this level since 1998.

Finally using a term coined by a former PRO you may be familiar with( not sure if he has copyright on this or not!) -  NTDWGAA - Commiseration's to Boyle Celtic who gallantly went down on penalties to Castelbar Celtic on Sunday and best wishes to Michael Corrigan who suffered a bad leg break in the match.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014


Well done to the minors who fought back from 5 points down at half time to earn a draw against the Kilmore/Shannon Gaels combination in the minor league in Kilmore. The McGovern Directional Drilling Seniors are due to to play Clann next weekend in the league but this has to be confirmed as of yet due to the Roscommon U21 game. Well done to the U21's and the Boyle contingent on a comprehensive victory over Mayo in Castlebar and also to the Roscommon Seniors who earned promotion to Division 2 of the league with an equally comprehensive victory over Offaly today. The U21's are due to play Sligo this Saturday in Sligo in the Semi Final. There were no winners of the club lotto this week, draw winners were Ernie keenan, John Joe Nerney, Colm O'Conor, Pat Mullaney, Jason Harrington and Gillian Cleary with the house prize going to Amy Coles. Next weeks draw is in Dodds and will be conducted by team C. The ladies had a well deserved victory over Shannon Gaels in the league. The U16 ladies went down to a stronger Clann na Gael tam in the Abbey Park on Sunday.

Sunday, 9 March 2014


The U16's went down to a stronger Kilmore/Shannon Gaels team on Sunday in the abbey park. Their next game will be against Stokestown on the 26th of this month. The National Automation minors will play the Kilmore/Shannon Gaels combination on Sunday at 12 in Kilmore. The McGovern Directional Drilling team are delighted to announce Peter Bolger as the new Senior Manager for 2013. Peter, a former Boyle player of distinction has previously managed Kilglass Gaels and Tulsk, bringing Tulsk to an All-Ireland semi-final where they lost to Finuge of Kerry. The club wishes him the very best for the coming year. The next match for the team is away to Clann on the 21st of March. There will be a meeting on Tuesday at 9 o clock in the club room for all team managers of the Men's, Ladies and Minor club. It is imperative that all managers attend to draw up the pitch rota for the year ahead. The club is delighted to announce that Kelly's Supervalu Boyle has joined forces with the Club for the Kelly's Supervalu/ Boyle GAA Loyalty Support Scheme. Kelly's Supervalu will, from 1st April, award loyalty points to Club members and their families and friends who currently hold Kelly's Supervalu Loyalty Cards when they shop in their Supermarket. The value of those points will go to the club. The card holder will continue to be credited with their own points for their shopping. Loyalty Card holders should text their 11 digit loyalty card number(ie. number on back of card) to Club Treasurer Mary Smith at 086 8211683 as soon as possible to be registered for participation in the scheme. The Club encourages shoppers who don't already hold Supervalu loyalty cards to obtain cards from Supervalu and register with the Club. Boyle GAA Club thanks Kelly's Supervalu for providing this assistance to the Club. Well done to Roscommon on their win over Fermanagh and best wishes to the U21s on Wednesday against Mayo in Castlebar and especially the Boyle contingent. Registration is due for those who still have not paid to club registrar Cian Smith. It is vital for all players to be registered for insurance purposes.

Monday, 3 March 2014


Winners of €20 at the recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Daly’s Bar were Stephen Langan, Ann Conboy, Noel McKenna, D. Caldbeck, Liam Mitchell and Michael Shannon. The house prize was won by Padraig Cunningham. The jackpot wasn't won and it will stand at €5,700 at next Saturday night’s draw which will be held in the Moylurg Inn. Team B will be in charge. The National Automation Limited Minors suffered a narrow loss to Oran in the Division 2 League in the Abbey Park on Sunday. Thanks to those who took charge of the team.
Sympathy to the Caldbeck family, Plunkett Avenue on the death of Mrs Doreen Caldbeck, a lifelong supporter of Boyle GAA Club and Grandmother of current Club player and County Minor Evan McGrath. Final call for those who have obtained tickets for the GAA National Draw, to return the proceeds or any unsold tickets immediately to Mary Smith. Well done to the Roscommon Seniors on their win against Limerick in Kiltoom on Sunday and especially to Donie and Enda. It was good to see Donie back in action. Good luck on the trip to Enniskillen to take on Fermanagh on Sunday next. Best wishes also to those representing Boyle in the Scor County finals next saturday night in elphin.

Ladies Club--The U16 game versus St Mary’s which was due to have been played on Sunday was postponed because of an unplayable pitch. Intermediate ladies are playing Four Roads on Sunday next in Boyle. Please note the following for managers:  it is compulsory to have completed the Coaching Foundation Course and Code of Ethic's Course. There is a Code of Ethic's Course on Wed 6th March in Strokestown  Secondary school, 7pm – 10pm for anyone who hasn't done it. Please contact sabrina if you wish to attend. There is a training night for all U6/U8/U10 coaches Monday 3rd March in St Michael's GAA club Cootehall, time to be confirmed, again please let sabrina know if you wish to attend.