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.