Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fergus Ahern R.I.P.
First of all I must express my and the club's deepest sympathies with the family of Fergus Ahern who died suddenly on Sunday night. The contribution of Fergus to Boyle town, especially in the area of the arts, has been immense. Fergus liked the good things and things of quality in life from art and artistic endevour, wine, music and rugby with hs passion for Munster. I remember following his blog, on realboyle, when Ireland did poorly in the Rugby World Cup in France and his texted blog became more a food lovers trail of Paris than much ado about rugby.
The death of Fergus follows a few short years after the death of his brother Rory who was prominently involved in Boyle GAA in the late sixties and early seventies. Shortly after Rory's sudden death the Ahern family generously donated a cup, to the GAA, in his memory. This is played for at U 16 level and Boyle have been most successful there. Fergus was present at the inaugeral final and was proud to present the cup to the winning Boyle team. It is difficult to imagine that we will not now encounter Fergus at various venues and events throughout the town but he will not be far from our mind's eye in those scenarios. May he rest in peace
Minors in County 'A' Final on Sunday:
I've had trouble with my email for a day or so hence the delay in updating the blog which will be done later tonight hopefully. Anyways just a couplr of preliminary notices. This is another big week end for teh club with the minors taking on Roscommon Gaels in the Hyde on Sunday at 2.30, before the senior Final of St. Brigid's v Elphin.
This is a great achievement for this talented team as they defeated St. Brigid's in the semi-final convincingly last Saturday in the replay. It is hard to credit but Boylw have not won a minor 'A' title (they won a 'B' title, with Paul Flaherty as captain, in '96 defeating Ml. glavey's) since the days of John Joe Nerney in '38 and '39. They had also won in '31. So it would be a great success if they were to win on Sunday. Hopefully the town will get behind the team as they alwys do for finals and that the flags will fly and the support get to the Hyde on Sunday.
I'll post the teams anon.

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