Monday, October 11, 2010

The minors brought down the curtain on their 2010 season with a loss to Roscommon Gaels in the Division 1 League semi-final in Abbey Park on Sunday. While no trophies have been won, the lads reached the championship final and the league semi-final with a team that contains many who are eligible again next year. They are a fine side with many fine players who we hope will form a big part of Boyle teams in the coming years. They were unlucky to have come up against what looks like an exceptional Roscommon Gaels side who have no obvious weak links and are a well oiled machine with a lot of skill and confidence. Well done to Vincent and his management team and the entire panel for their efforts throughout the year. Thanks also to the parents and loyal supporters.
The U21s lost by four points to another good side, Padraig Pearses in a windswept Pairc an Piarsaigh on Saturday evening. Pearses led by 7 points to 1 at half time playing with a strong wind. Hard as Boyle tried they failed to make serious inroads in the second half really needing a goal and the final score ended at Pearses 10 Boyle 6.They will entertain Castlerea on Saturday evening next at 5pm in a must-win encounter. The Club wishes Conor Boylan and Jim Suffin a speedy recovery from injuries sustained in Saturday's game. It is of course regrettable that the side are scarce in numbers a dilemma faced by many clubs with Failes having to pull out of the competition and other clubs struggling seriously. There must be a need for reduced number teams being allowed at this level as it is down the line or maybe it is time for clubs to face the reality of amalgamations.
The U16s’ are still awaiting the winners of St. Barry’s V Elphin this coming week end in the Ahern Cup. It looks as if this will be the end of the under-age season.
The Feelystone Junior team will play St Faithleach’s in the County Junior ‘B’ Final on Sunday next at 2pm. Training continues on Wednesday evening at 7.30.
All team managers are asked to ensure that the last person out of the Abbey Park following training secures the main gate.
There will be a Primary Schools football blitz in the Abbey Park on Wednesday morning next.
The Club extends its sympathy to the Beirne family Tarmon and to the Carney and Gunn families, Elphin on recent bereavements.
Boyle was well represented at the memorial mass for Dermot Earley in Micheal Glavey’s complex on Sunday last.
Ladies Club:
Commiserations to the U14 girls who lost out to a stronger St Brigid’s team in the county championship semi final. Thanks to the panel and the management for their dedication throughout the season and to the parents and supporters.

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

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