Monday, September 27, 2010

See the times for two fixtures today Sat, at 3 and 4.30 U 16 and Junior. Does anyone have the loan of a copy of the Irish classic book 'Twenty Years A'Growing' (Fice Blian ag Fas)? If you do give me a call.
Week of Monday Sept. 27th 2010@5.30.
There will be a Club meeting on this Tuesday at 8.30pm in the Clubroom.
U 10 Blitz: The Club hosted a very successful Roscommon Herald U10 football blitz in the Abbey Park on Saturday. Thanks to all who helped to stage the event and to all who participated. Congratulations to the cup winners. Strokestown and to our own U10s’ who won the shield. Once again it was one of ‘the’ spectacles in the Abbey Park this summer.
The U12s’ defeated Padraig Pearses in the Division 1 Championship on Sunday. They have now finished their programme of games and they await the results of other outstanding games to determine whether they have qualified for the knock-out stage. (My information is that they have qualified).
Important week end fixtures: Every week-end seems to throw up important fixtures and next week end is no different. The U16s’ will play their league final in Elphin on Saturday next at 3pm. This will be part of a double header in which the Feelystone team will replay the North Junior B Championship final versus Kilmore at 4.30pm. Those teams played a draw, in a rugged encounter, in Kilbride on Friday night last.
The minors had a disappointing result and performance against Roscommon Gaels in the Division 1 County Final in Hyde Park on Sunday. The Gaels looked a very strong and well oiled machine and won comfortably. However, all is not lost for the season as they have a league final to look forward to. Also it is an achievement to get to a county ‘A’ final and if you’re not there you certainly have no chance at all. This is a young panel with most of them are eligible for minor again next year and indeed many players are still under 16. Thanks to the large Boyle support in the Hyde. Thanks also to Tom Kearney of Quality Meats, Sligo for his sponsorship of tops for the minor panel in which they looked resplendent on Sunday. So thanks to the team and their selectors Vinnie Flanagan, Jnr. Smith and Tom Kearney and those who assisted.
Well done to Michael Brennan and his team who officiated in the Senior Final in which St. Brigid’s showed their experience, strength and ability to pull away in the final quarter as they ran out convincing winners. However this is a young Elphin team and a lot has been achieved this year and hopefully they can build on same. There are plenty of Boyle connections with the team in terms of the Goldricks/Creggs/McCranns; the Collins family and the Kennedys and Paul Beirne’s nephews (Martin’s boys) also.
The U21s’ are in preparation for their championship opener away to Padraig Pearses on the weekend of 9th/10th October.
Congratulations to our neighbours, Eastern Harps on winning the Sligo senior title. I suppose there is no chance that the Connacht Club Championship fixture which I believe pits Eastern Harps against St. Brigid’s could be played in Boyle.
The Club expresses its deepest sympathy with Marian Aherne and family on the sad passing of Fergus.

Ladies Club
The U14 girls lost to St Ciarans in the U14 Division 1 championship, thus making qualification for the quarterfinals more difficult. They are depending on results elsewhere for qualification.
Boyle U14 girls are through to Division 1A semi finals and will play St Brigid's at 1pm in Boyle, on Sunday 3rd October. Support will be appreciated!
The Ladies Club would like to thank King & Moffatt and King Kebabish (Carrick on Shannon) for sponsorship of the new U14 tops.

Go raibh maith agaibh,
Martin Dolan/T.C.
P.R.O. Dept. Boyle GAA Club.
086 2413529

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