Monday, April 26, 2010

Boyle GAA Minor Club will hold their annual church gate collection on Saturday next the 1st and Sunday the 2nd.
The big occasion of the year, for Boyle GAA Club, has finally arrived with the official opening of our new Clubrooms on Saturday next. This will be the Club's Lá na gClub for 2010 and admission is free. The day will commence at 2pm with exhibition games by our Under 12 girls and boys, followed by the under 8s at 2.30. There will be a senior ladies game between Boyle and Tulsk at 3pm. The official opening will take place at 4pm and it will be jointly performed by John Joe Nerney and Gerry O'Malley, followed by the blessing by Canon Gerry Hanley. The programme will conclude with a senior intercounty football challenge at 5pm between Fergal O'Donnell's Roscommon and Clare. There will be an Under 10 boys and girls football exhibition at half time in the big game. Boyle Marching Band will provide entertainment during the afternoon. The day/night will conclude with a celebration social in the Royal Hotel at 10pm-again with free admission. Music will be provided by Michael McDonald and medals will be presented to the Boyle team which won the Division 4 League last season. The Club Person of the Year award will also be made as will the Hall of Fame award anr the Player of the Year awards for Under 21, Junior and Intermediate.
A futher gathering of the "meitheal" will take place in the park on this Tuesday at 7pm to continue with the tidy up. This will be followed by a first meeting in the new Clubrooms at 8.30pm.
On the playing fields the Club enjoyed mixed success. The minors had a well merited win over Michael Glavey’s on Saturday evening in the Abbey Park. This team is currently top of the table and it will have no further game until after the exam season.
The McGovern Directional Drilling senior team went down to a good fast and focussed Elphin side at Boyle home on Sunday in the O'Rourke Cup (more details later). They must regroup for the visit of St Brigid’s to Boyle on Sunday next at 2pm for their next game. Thanks to Barry Lowe and Peter Doherty of the Moving Stairs for their generous sponsorship of catering for the senior team.
The U 14s’ will continue training as normal on Thursday evening. The U 16s’ will not be in action again until 16th May.
The Feelystone junior team's Tansey Cup game versus Kilbride which was due to be played next weekend has been postponed at Kilbride's request.
Best wishes to the Abbey College juvenile team which will take on St Enda's College, Galway in the Connacht Final on Friday next 30th April in Dunmore at 12.30pm.
The following were the €20 winners of the Club Lotto draw which was held recently in Daly's Bar; Kieran and Mairead McKeon, Gus Gannon, Michael Brennan, Maeve Hayden-O'Connor, Noel McKenna, Conor McGarry, Brian Grehan, Sean Kenny, Peter McLoughlin and John Keenehan. The house prize was won by Paddy Spellman. The jackpot wasn't won.
Boyle U10's represented Boyle very well at the Go Games Blitz on
24/4/2010 in Hyde Park. A total of 4 games were played 9-a-side, 10
minutes a half. Boyle won 3 and lost one (no score was kept by
management or referees ). All the management team would like to thank
the players for their attendance and behaviour but a big word of
thanks to all the parents who drove and gave players lifts to the
blitz and supported the team in great numbers and were a huge help on
the day. K.K. (I was told by a parent that the Blitz was run in exemplary fashion, which is great to hear T.C.)

Boyle Ladies Club;
The ladies suffered a heart-breaking one point defeat away to Four Roads on Saturday evening, having hauled back a nine point half time deficit. They await details of their remaining group game against Strokestown.

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