Sunday, May 2, 2010

8.30 gmt. This is just a prelininary line re. yesterday.If anyone is interesting in tasting the first pic. posting, esp. those abroad, tune into: bennymorganflickr.
I was talking to lads, after today's match, (Sunday, against St. Brigid's, lost the second half!) in The Moving Stairs, and the first of my ommisions, from my scribbled ramblings, cropped up in conversation and that was that I had omitted Conor Boylan from list of emigrees. Conor is a temporary emigree and is in the lovely city of Adelaide named after an German princess married to one of the George's from Cloonloo I believe. Anyway it is supposed to be a lovely place and was the home to, but not the birthplace of, the greatest cricketeer of them all...'The Don' ....Donald Bradman. So Conor, if ou trip across this, apologies, take care and I wish you well. (T.C.)
Any other ommisions please let me know. It was a pretty hectic week so that possibility strongly exists.
8.33.5 gmt. Martin Dolan has just sent me his summary of the week-end and here it is hot off the presses:

It was a case of "mission accomplished" for Boyle GAA Club with the official opening of the new clubrooms by John Joe Nerney and Gerry O'Malley on Saturday last. It was a very special occasion for the Club and it featured inspiring addresses made by John Joe and Gerry-both legends of Roscommon football- as were the addresses given by Michael McGuire, Chairperson of Roscommon County Board and by our own Chairperson, Aidan Lavin and by Canon Gerry Hanley who performed the blessing of the building. The occasion was enhanced by expertise and wit of Tony Conboy as M.C.Tony's input into such occasions is immense and is greatly appreciated as is his role in the production of an excellent souvenir booklet to mark the occasion. It outlines the activities of the Club during the past five years as well as containing features on various individuals and happenings. A small number of copies still remain and the are obtainable from any of the Club officers at a price of €5. The large numbers who have been involved in any way in the development of the clubrooms were thanked at the opening and were listed on a Powerpoint presentation which was prepared by Ciaran O'Connor and was on display at the opening. The Club again acknowledges the very many Club members and friends who have given many hours in the "meithils" in the Park in recent weeks to get everything ready for the opening. The day's activities culminated with a well attended social in the Royal Hotel on Saturday night at which the varios Club awards for 2009 were announced and presented. Gerry O'Malley again graced the occasion with his presence where he presented some of the awards.The following were the winners;-Junior Player of the Year-Donal Kelly. Under 21 Player of the Year-Kyle McLoughlin. Senior Player of the Year-Tom├ís McGarty. Club Person of the Year-Mary Clifford. Hall of Fame winner-Martin Purcell. The only dissappointment of the weekend was the loss of our McGovern Directional Drilling team to St Brigids in the O'Rourke Cup game in Abbey Park on Sunday. What made the outcome especially dissappointing is their collapse in the second half, having led at the interval after having played against a strong breeze. They will have another home game in this competition when they entertain Roscommon Gaels on Saturday evening next at 7.30pm. This is a must-win game to secure O'Rourke Cup status.There was no jackpot winner at the most recent Club lotto draw which was held in the Moylurg Inn recently. The following were €20 winners;-Kevin Mullen, Martin Henry, Eugene and Zita Griffin, Owen O'Donoghue, Trevor Conroy, Sean Nevin, Austin Beirne, Mary McDermott, John Tighe and Itving Stridenski. The house prize was won by Lorcan Egan. This week's draw will be held in Dodd's on Saturday night next with Kathleen Hanmore's team in charge. The jackpot will be €4,000. The Club extends its congratulations to Club players John Healy and Enda Cregg and their respective brides who were married recently.

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