Monday, December 6, 2010

Tues.1am ntdwgaa: I'd just like to alert people to a T.V. programme on R.T.E. 1 at 10.40pm Tues. The title of the prog. is 'Every Heart Beats True:The Jim Stynes Story'. It is about the life and challenges of an A.F.L. hero Jim Stynes from Dublin who is fighting the big C. Everyone in Oz is aware of this Irish man and he is our greatest ambassador there.
Another ambassador of the moment is a distant cousin of Benny Morgan, Eoin Morgan from Clara, who is a member of the English Ashes team. They look like they are on their way- as I write- to a first win in the series in Adelaide. The first match at the Ashes series at the GABBA was drawn. That is the reason I'm updating this blog or whatever at this late hour. I hope Eoin gets into the starting line-up for one of the crucial later tests. The loss of Stuart Broad is a big blow to England as most of you will of course know.
Good luck to Boyle GAA stalwarts Martin Purcell, Kevin Tiernan, Lorcan Egan, Aaron O'Connor, Frankie Feighan and Gerry Cregg with the Celebrity Jigs & Reels on Friday night though I hear, in these recessionary times, the I.R.F.U. adm.resistance syndrome is kicking in!
How do F.F. get so many tickets for R.T.E.'s Frontline programme if they are down at 13% of the popular vote? (Most of the oddball comments here are T.C. originated in case people accuse Martin D. of same).
Tomorrow is Budget Day (I'd usually say D. Day but in some quarters this is interpreted as Deliverance and tomorrow certainly is not that...Doomsday perhaps...the Doomsday Book/Disc). It will probably be one of the few times, during a weekday, that I’ll be watching afternoon television.
The Club Lotto, which was due to have been held on Saturday night, last, was a victim of the weather. It has been refixed for this Saturday night in the Moving Stairs with Kathleen Hanmore's team in charge. The jackpot will be €2,200.
Best wishes to our instrumental music group of Conor Tivnan, Caoimhe Morris and Jack Morris who will represent the Club in the Scór na nOg County Finals in Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone on Sunday next.
The Club extends its sympathy to the Toman, and Tiernan families, Boyle; the Carney family, Boheroe, Elphin and the Carney family Kilbeacanty, Gort; on their recent bereavements.(Pat Carney of Gort was an active member of the Boyle GAA Club in the 70s’ and is a regular visitor to Boyle where he has long friendships). Cecil Tiernan features in an interesting photograph of a Boyle team from the late forties.
We wish bon voyage to Karl Keenan who is emigrating to Australia for a time. Karl will be missed for his involvement as a player and his excellent work on the Minor Board and his general presence and effervescence in all activities. So Cillian Egan if you read this have things sorted when Karl arrives! We hope that he will be back among us before too long.
There was a large attendance at the Minor Board AGM which was held on Thursday night last. A very successful and eventful year was reviewed and thanks was/were (?) extended to everyone involved. The following officers were elected;- Chairperson-Gerry Cregg, Secretary-Charlie Candon, Assistant Secretary-Paul Beirne, Treasurer-Mary Halligan, Asst Treasurer-Olive Filan. The Vice Chairperson's post, which was vacated by Karl Keenan, remains to be filled. Canvassing will not disqualify. The following team managers were appointed;-U8-Ciaran O'Connor, U10-Odran Feely, U12-Gerry Cregg, U14-Kieran McKeon, U16-Jonathan Conroy and U18-Vincent Flanagan. Anyone wishing to help out the Minor Board in any way during the coming year should contact Gerry Cregg. The Senior AGM is scheduled for Sunday 16th January. The Club's Christmas Quiz get-together will be held in the Moving Stairs on Wednesday the 29th of December.
The County Board Convention takes place on Sat. Dec. 18th in Cl. Na Gael. I see that the extensive Co. Board Centre of Excellence at Oran has been passed by An Bord Pleanala. I know nil of the plans to finance the purchase and initial development of this o.t.t. development but I hope it isn’t going to become a ‘big issue’/millstone etc.

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