Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sat 1 am. Don't forget Boyle v Western Gaels in the O'Rourke Cup this Sat. evening in Boyle at 5. If Boyle win they can qualify for the div. 1 semi-finals. If they lose it is the end of the season.
Wed. 10.30 pm.
The following are two very good pics. by Gerry Morris from the 12s' game v Strokestown which they won by a point at Stroketown. The first pic. shows the pivotal/central role of the coach. The second shows a kind of distracted happiness. Was it after the match? If anyone has any captions I'd be pleased to hear them at 0868163399.

Now boys this is the way I see it......I've a feeling I'm being watched

Which camera please?
While the weekend was disappointing with the Intermediate and U 16 losses and shook my faith in the strenth of the position of the club, Tuesday evening was a differnet story and a kind of rehabilitation. The minors had a very good win, in a very competitive game, over Clann na Gael Boyle 0.14 Cl. na Gael 1. 7 in the minor c'ship quarter final. There were many fine spirited performances here, against tenacious dogged opposition, which one expects from Cl. na Gael and when Boyle play in the semi-final I hope they get the support they deserve. I will not mention best for at this stage. There are clues below for the forward half of the side but there were fine defensive elements to the side also agains a livley pacey side. The team was: J. McDermott, L. Harrington, T. Lowe, P. Sweeney, Ml. Hanmore, M. Goldrick, C. Lavin, C. Cox (0.1), D. Smith (0.6, 2 frees), N. Keville, C. O'Neill (0.2 frees), E. Smith (0.3) C. Griffin, C. McLoughlin, M.O'Connor with C. Goldrick (0.2). The managers are Vinnie Flanagan/Jnr. Smith/Bernie Shannon.
The half time score was Boyle 0.7 Cl. na Gael 1.3.

Mon. 9.30 pm:

Pic. from the U 8 Blitz from last Saturday.

Back Row; L. To R - Frank Kearns, Odran Feely, Stephen Bohan, Sean Purcell, Fergal O’Donnell, David Casey and Ciaran O’Connor.
Middle Row; L to R – Daire Cregg, Cathal Feely, Morgan Kearns, Jack Murphy, Jamie Reynolds, Adam Langan, Oisin Sheerin, Shane Carroll, Max King, Jack Kelly.
Front Row; L to R – David McGee, Shane Carr, Aaron Flynn, Conor McPhearson, Brian O’Connor, Oisin Cregg, Niall O’Donnell, Danny Valentine, Stephen O’Connor, Luke Fitzhenry.

Sun. 11.50pm. Boyle GAA Notes:
It was a disappointing week-end for Boyle with two defeats in important games. The U 16 team, playing way below their best, went down to a very good Strokestown team in the U 16 ‘A’ Final at Hyde Park on Sunday evening. Goals for Strokestown either side of half time defined the result. They led by 1.8 to 1 point at half time playing with the wind. Another goal immediately after half time basically ended the game as a contest. All the contenders for ‘man of the match’ came from Strokestown despite the best efforts of the Boyle players McDermott in goals, Luke Brennan, Brian Furey and Joe Sweney in backs and Colin Goldrick up front. However well done to the team and their management and I’m sure they realise they were beaten by a fine Strokestown side with a number of fine players.
The McGovern Directional Drilling Intermediate side went down to St. Dominick’s in the quarter final at Tulsk on Saturday evening. Boyle had a very poor first half when St. Dominick’s dominated and led on the score of St. Dominick’s 1.6 Boyle 0.3 at half time. Boyle did better in the second half and might have drawn the game as they had their chances towards the end. The final score was St. Dominick's 1.7 Boyle 1.6. They now return to the O’Rourke Cup league where they meet Western Gaels on Saturday evening next the 4th with a chance of qualifying for the semi-finals if they win.
The U 12s’ had a one point win over Strokestown on Sunday last. The minors play Clann na Gael in the championship in Boyle on Tuesday evening the 30th.
The Feeelystone Junior side play Kilglass in the Northern semi-final on Sunday next –see fixtures for details.
The minor club officials deserve special thanks for their efficient running of the Garda Cup Final won convincingly by Western Gaels over Strokestown and also their hosting of the U-8 Blitz on a wet Saturday morning last.
The Ladies Snrs. Lost to Strokestown in Boyle on Sunday thus ending their Championship challenge. The U 14 girls had a win over Western Gaels last week.
The club expresses its sympathy to Frank Dwyer on the recent death of his brother Benny.

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