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.