Monday, July 12, 2010

Sun. 10.15. There is a good pic. of the scene of the presentation of the Connacht Cup in C'Bar on the 'Stolen Sheep' web early celebratory comments....
Sun. 9.15pm: Congrats to Roscommon and all associated with the team on their fine win in Castlebar today. It was just a great performance and there were mnay old times. Sligo had done a lot of the hard work in Connacht by beating Mayo and Galway. They thought, maybe, they had done it just for themselves but they had in fact done it for Ros. as well. It is a pity really that it had to be against Sligo as there is no animosity or whatever between Sligo and Ros. here in Boyle. So hopefully the Cloonloo contingent can feel comfortable by coming to Boyle tonight and participate in the Ros. celebrations though they'll hardly read this encouragement. One thing about Sligo today, they had amazing support in C'Bar. Ros. supporters celebrated the winning of the Connacht title with gusto but we all hope that Sligo do well aganist Down and in the remainder of the campaign. Local players David Casey and Sean Purcell were just fantastic well done lads....and Stephen Bohan must have run the equivalent of a marathon. Well done Fergie and Co.
Sat. 9.30. If anyone has a lift to the game tomorrrow contact Gerry Higgins Station Rd. @ 0857607660. A small test of the influence of this site perhaps!
Fri. 9.30.
1. A number of Boyle/Roscommon/Sligo GAAsupporters will be discussing next Sunday's game on Shannonside this am Friday from around 10 am.
2. Congrats to Ciaran Cox who celebrates his 21st this week-end.
3. I was delighted (small things sorta do that) to see a recycling bin near the dressing rooms filled in exemplary fashion on Wed. evening.
4. Please return all county board tickets to Mary Smith asap.
Tues. 1.30. I am going to try and tidy up the approach to this blog by using one page per week and adding in on top as things come to hand. I'd like the blog to be a good deal more interactive and add pics. etc but I'm afraid technology and time is, as they say in Cork; 'way ahead of ya boy'.
Congrats to the four lads from the club who represent Roscommon on the the U16 team this coming Saturday in Tuam v South West Mayo. They are Enda Smith, Brian Furey, Tadhg McKenna and Jason McDermot. With four on the minor panel also and a number of other U16s' who must have been very close it is a healthy sign for the future. Well done also to their U 16 coach Jonathan Conroy and co.
Don't forget the ticket sale arrangements for next Sun. as outlined below.
Mon. 10.30.
We now know who our initial opponents in the Intermediate C'ship and it is Eire Og in Boyle the first or second week-end of August.
Mon. 1.15am:
Tickets for Sunday willl be available at the Connacht Council mobile ticket unit at Supervalu on Thursday from 12 to 2.30 or from the Co. board Offices, Roscommon.
I have just had a query as follows: Is there anyone organising a bus, which might take some young people to the match in Castlebar on Sunday next?
I was shocked, disappointed and as a GAA person embarrassed by the events at the end of the Louth v Meath game on Sunday last. I hope that a thorough investigation takes place and there are consequences and results. One of these should be the elimination of pitch invasions at the end of games. This I am led to believe will require Dail legislation. It is in place in England. It surprises me that there was not an appropriate response to look after the referee at the end of the game. I have, from time to time, seen Gardai respond and immediately go to the referee at the end of games when it was felt there might be an issue. While they did respond yesterday the response was inadequate. Of course it shouldn’t be necessary but….Am I alone in having the feeling that since the retirement of Liam Mulvihill and Sean Kelly that the leadership at the top of the GAA has frayed somewhat?
Some week-end fixtures: Sat. Hurling Dub. v Antrim 3pm. Dublin v Armagh 5pm. Cork v Waterford in Munster Hurling Final replay at 7. Sunday Ulster Final Monaghan v Tyrone @ 2and Ros. v sligo at 4. Tipp. v offaly @ 3.3o.
There will be an Under 10 football blitz in the Abbey Park on this Tuesday evening.
The Under 14s’ lost their championship encounter with Clan na Gael in Kiltoom on Sunday. While their championship campaign is over, there is still plenty of football remaining with the final stages of the league and the Garda Cup to come.
The U16s’ should check fixtures for details of any games in the coming week.
The Feelystone Junior team will commence their championship campaign on Saturday evening next when they travel to Loughlynn to take on Eire Og at 7pm.
A final meeting to complete the sales of the County Board Draw tickets will be held in the Clubroom on Tuesday night at 9pm.
The following are the winners of the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Clarkes Bar;
Mary Keenan Doyle, Gerry Nerney, Rory Nevin, Mary and Al Cunningham, Francis Gaffney, Christy Dunne, Grainne O'Flaherty, Kathleen Furey, Joe McQuaid Jnr and Kelley Beirne. The house prize was won by Helen Beirne. The numbers drawn were: 3/5/6/26. There was no jackpot winner and it will carry forward to this week's draw which will be held on Sat. night next in The Patrick's Well. Team ‘C’ will be in charge.
Parents of children who have played in the Abbey Park in recent times and who are missing items of clothing are asked to make contact with Minor Club officials as there is a substantial collection of mislaid clothing available for collection.
A sum of money was found in the Park on Friday evening last. It may be reclaimed by contacting Aidan Lavin at 087 2677865 and providing the necessary details.
All team managers are advised that with the change in the weather all training should take place in the training pitch or in the Warren. The main pitch needs to be protected.
All roads will lead to Castlebar on Sunday next for the Connacht Final. The Club wishes Fergal, Stephen, Joe, David and Sean the best of luck.
Tickets for the Final will be available for sale at the mobile ticket unit which will be present at Supervalu on Thursday fron 12 noon until 2.30pm. Alternatively they may be obtained from the County Board Office, Roscommon.
Best wishes are extended to the Ladies Club with their Queen of the Curlews which will be held in St Joseph's Hall on Friday night. This has become the main social event of the year in the Town.
The Club extends its sympathy to Kevin Young, Maple Drive on the death of his mother in Co. Antrim whose funeral takes place on Tuesday am.
Go raibh maith agaibh,
Martin Dolan/Tony Conboy,
P.R.O. Boyle GAA Club
086 2413529.

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