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.