Monday, January 16, 2017

Update 16th January

John and Olive Filan and Seamus Nugent were €20 winners at the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Daly's Bar. The house prize was won by Killian Cox. The jackpot wasn’t won. It will be at €2,400 for the next draw on Friday January 21st which will be held in the Moylurg Bar, with Team D in charge. 

Well done to Donie Smith and Roscommon who defeated NUIG in FBD League on Sunday last. 
Commiserations to Cian McKeon and the Roscommon U-21's who were defeated by Longford in the Hastings Cup over the weekend.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Update 9th January

Martin Shannon and Keith Conroy were €20 winners at the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Creighton's Bar. The house prize was won by John Cryan. The jackpot wasn’t won. It will be at €2,300 for the next draw on Friday January 14th which will be held in Daly's Bar, with Team C in charge. 

The club wish to extend best wishes to all people who have and plan to move abroad in 2016/2017.

Well done to Enda and Donie Smith who were apart of the Roscommon team that defeated IT Sligo in the FBD league in the Abbey Park on Sunday last.

The club wish to thank all personal for their Trojan work in the preparation and running of Roscommon game. 


The club wish to extend sympathies to the Duggan Family, Castlerea and the Clifford family, Boyle on their recent bereavements.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Udate 2nd January 2017

Boyle GAA Club are delighted to be hosting the 1st round of the FBD league between Roscommon and IT Sligo in the Abbey Park, January 8th 2017, at 2pm.

The annual Christmas quiz took place on Wednesday December 28th and the winners were: 1st place: the Smith team; 2nd: the Young/O'Connor team and 3rd the O'Donnell/Feely team.

Also on the night presentations were made to the following:
U-20 player of the year: Cian McKeon
Junior player of the year: Ben Kerins
Senior player of the year: Darren O'Connor
Ladies player of the year: Suzie Keenahan
 Club person of the year: Jan Flanagan
 Hall of fame: Mike Smith jnr


The club would like to thank everyone who supported the quiz on the night and to Tony Conboy(Quizmaster) and Keith Conroy on sound.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Update 19th December

Tom/Deirdre Kearney and Anto Kenny were €20 winners at the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Wynne's bar. The house prize was won by Martina Roddy. The jackpot wasn’t won. It will be at €2,200 for the next draw on Friday December 30th which will be held in Creighton's Bar, with Team B in charge. The Club is encouraging those who have not yet signed up for the Club Lotto draw for 2017 to do so immediately by contacting any of the Club officers. On joining the club lotto you will be entered into a draw for 5 prizes of €100. The draw will take place on the night of our Christmas quiz.

Our annual Christmas quiz night will take place on the 28th December at 7:30pm in St. Joseph's Hall. The club encourages all people associated with club from near and far to come along and attend what is always guaranteed to a great night.

The Minor committee held their AGM recently and the following officer's were elected: Chairperson: Jim McGrath; Vice-Chairperson: Bryan Kennedy; Secretary: Jim McGrath; Fixtures Secretary: Kevin O'Connor; PRO: Geoffrey Henry; County Board Delegates: Jim McGrath and Claire Toman; Northern Board Delegates: Bryan Kennedy and Geoffrey Henry and Senior Executive Delegates: Jim McGrath, Maura Casey and Geoffrey Henry. 

On St. Stephen's Day there will be a fundraiser match in the Abbey Park between an over and under 30 selection. Admission is optional and proceeds will be divided between the repair of the club gym and the brothers of charity.

Well done to Enda Smith who presented Connacht in the Railway Cup final held in Carrick-on-Shannon over the weekend.

Congratulations to senior player Roch Hanmore and wife Lorna on their recent marriage.

Boyle GAA Club would to wish players, managers, club officers, sponsors and supporters a happy Christmas and prosperous new year.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Update 12th December

Cian Smith and Mickey Sharkey were €20 winners at the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Kate Lavin's. The house prize was won by Niall McCrann. The jackpot wasn’t won. It will be at €2,100 for this Saturday night’s draw which will be held in Wynne's Bar, with Team A in charge.

The Club is encouraging those who have not yet signed up for the Club Lotto draw for 2017 to do so immediately by contacting any of the Club officers. On joining the club lotto you will be entered into a draw for 5 prizes of €100. The raffle will take place on the night of our Christmas quiz.

Our annual Christmas quiz night will take place on the 28th December in St. Joseph's Hall. The club encourages all people associated with club from near and far to come along and attend what is always guaranteed to a great night.

Congratulations to the Cooney Motors/Centra U-14's on winning the Garda Cup over the weekend. They played against Kilmore/Shannon Gaels which required extra-time to separate the two teams. Well done to all and special thanks to the management team.


LADIES FOOTBALL:

Congratulations are extended to Danielle Gaffney and Stephen Gannon on their recent engagement.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Update 5th December

The Club held its AGM yesterday evening. The following officers were elected:

Chairperson: Kathleen Hanmore;
Vice Chairperson: Leonard Sutton;
Secretary: Mary Clifford; Vice-Secretary: Jan Flanagan;
Treasurer: James O'Boyle; Vice-Treasurer: Sandra Carroll;
PRO: Shane Spellman;
Health and Wellness Officer: Jackie Valentine;
Players Representive: David Kelly;
Registrar: Roch Hanmore;
Lotto Co-ordinator: Aidan Lavin;
Pitch Co-ordinators: Micheal Furey and Martin Purcell.

Marian McGovern and Sabrina Downes were €20 winners at the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in the Patrick's Well. The house prize was won by Christy Grehan. The jackpot wasn’t won. It will be at €2,000 for this Saturday night’s draw which will be held in Kate Lavin's, with Team E in charge. The Club is encouraging those who have not yet signed up for the Club Lotto draw for 2017 to do so immediately by contacting any of the Club officers. On joining the club lotto you will be entered into a draw for 5 prizes of €100.

The 2016 Garda Cup final is on Saturday 10th December at 11am in Boyle between Boyle -v- Kilmore/Shannon Gaels.

Minor Board AGM will be held on Tuesday 6th December in the clubhouse at 8pm.  Everybody welcome to attend.

LADIES FOOTBALL:

At last week's AGM the following officers were elected: Chairperson: Noel Scally; Secretary: Bernie Mullins; Treasurer: Cathy Garavan; Asst Treasurer Marie Kennedy; Registrar: Sabrina Kerins: Asst Registrar Sarah Keenehan; Children's Officer: Mary Scally; PRO: Karen Brogan. In 2016 all underage teams competed in Division 1 of the Championship, with U12's and U14's winning the 1B titles. Looking forward to continued success in 2017. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Update 28th November

Our U14s had a convincing win over Strokestown in the Garda Cup Semi Final on Saturday morning last in Strokestown. They now await the winners of the other semi final (Castlerea St Kevins or Kilmore/Shannon Gaels, in the final which is expected to be played in Abbey Park on Saturday week 10th December.

The Underage Section of the Club ( responsible for all age groups from nursery to minor) will hold its Annual General Meeting in the Clubroom on this Thursday evening 1st December at 8pm. We earnestly invite all parents and all who are interested in the continued promotion of Gaelic Games for our boys of all ages up to and including minor to attend.

The Underage Committee held a very successful and well attended Presentation Evening for our various underage teams in St Joseph’s Hall on Friday last. The medals were presented by Boyle’s County Senior players Enda and Donie Smith and Sean Purcell and County Minor Committee Chairman Frank Egan, all of them giving appropriate words of encouragement to our young footballers. The MC for the event was the ever capable Tony Conboy. Medals were presented to our Under 8 and Under 10 panels to acknowledge their commitment throughout the year. The U12 panellists were presented with their Division 1 Summer League winners medals, while the U16s were presented with their runners up medals, while the National Automation Limited minors were also presented with medals to acknowledge their efforts. The  U14s were presented with awards to acknowledge their Garda Cup (2015) success and Féile participation. Awards were presented to the Feile team management and their partners and to the Féile backroom team. The Underage Committee expresses its deep appreciation of all who sponsored the various aspects of the presentation evening and indeed those who continue to sponsor playing gear and equipment. The gathering was addressed by the Underage Committee Chairman Jim McGrath and Senior Club Chairman Martin Dolan. The Underage Committee made a special presentation to Boyle and Roscommon GAA stalwart Sean Young to acknowledge his lifelong dedication to the coaching of generations of underage Boyle players.

The Senior Club AGM will be held in the Clubroom on Sunday next 4th December at 5pm. Again we encourage everyone who is in any way interested in the continued promotion of Gaelic Football in Boyle to attend. The Club strongly encourages all members to complete and return their nomination forms to Club Secretary Mary Clifford by this Tuesday night. We encourage members to make nominations for the various officerships in the Club.

The annual Christmas Quiz will be held in St Joseph’s Hall on Wednesday night 28th December. This is always the Club’s social event of the year.

The Club wishes to thank all who supported the weekend’s ISPCC churchgate collection which was done by Club members. It yielded €980. Thanks nalso to those who helped in the collection.

Congratulations to Club player David Kelly and his wife Lorraine on the birth of their daughter Anna.
Congratulations also to Kate Gilmartin, Carrick Road who was a member of the winning Team Japan in the Asian Games GAA tournament in Shanghai recently.


Sympathy is extended to the Battles family, The Plains, Boyle on the death of Mrs Joan Battles, to the Keaveney Family, Kingsland on the death of Mrs Keaveney and to County Minor Committee Chairman Frank Egan on the death of his father.