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.