Monday, April 16, 2012

ntdwgaa...Public Meeting on Thursday night next in the Hall at 8.30 relating to the much discussed 'One Way System'.

1pm. Dia dhibh,
There is a long report today so for your convenience I have highlighted various elements.

The following were €20 winners at the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Wynnes Bar;- Trevor Conroy, Christy Dolan, Damiem Killoran, Liam Mullaney, Tom Commons, Catherine McDermott, Bridie Gallagher, Marie McPadden, Brendan Gaffney and Thomas and Phil Battles. The house prize was won by Ann Suffin. The numbers drawn were 8/18/21/25. The jackpot wasn't won. It will be at €5,800 for this Saturday night's draw which will be held in Mattimoe's Bar. Mary Clifford's team will be in charge. Thanks to Brogans and Natural Options Pharmacies for input with Lotto.
The National Automation Ltd minors had a successful week with two good wins in the Division 1 League. They defeated Strokestown on Tuesday last and St. Brigids on Sunday, both games in the Abbey Park. They are due to make the long journey, on Sunday next, to Woodmount to take on Padraig Pearses.
The U16s’ will play Roscommon Gaels on this Thursday at 7pm in the Abbey Park in the Division 1 League.
The Cooney Motors/ Cooneys Centra Junior team lost away to Padraig Pearses on Saturady evening last in the Tansey Cup.
The McGovern Directional Drilling team will be back in action on Sunday next when they take on Eire Og in the O'Gara Cup in Loughglynn at 1.30pm.
The Minor Club had a very successful afternoon in the Abbey Park on Easter Monday to coincide with the presentation of medals tolast year's successful underage teams. The highlight of the afernoon was arguably the "exhibition" game between a team consisting of the underage panels with some augmentation from the adult ranks and a team that included the fathers of the younger players together with some former "greats" from the Club. There were also other games involving the age 10 and under panels. Medals were presented to the U16 Division 1 and Championship runners-up panels and the County League and County Championship winning minor panel by County U21 Manager and former star Roscommon player Nigel Dineen. The Club extends its thanks to Nigel for making time to do the presentations and for his well chosen words of advice and encouragement for our young players. Presentations were also made to the U16 management team of Jonathan Conroy, Aidan Lavin and James Goldrick and to the minor management team of Vincent Flanagan, Jonathan Conroy, Liam Conroy and Tom Kearney. The Club also expresses its sincere thanks to Dr Marian Brogan and her husband James who have kindly presented a set of jackets to the underage panel. A special presentation was made to Club stalwart Sean Young on the occasion of his celebration of his significant birthday.Thanks is extended to Gerry, Charlie and Vinard and the other members of the Minor Club for the organising of the event, to Mary Halligan, Olive Filan, Mary Clifford and Claire Conway who looked after the catering and to Mike Junior Smith who was an excellent MC for the evening.
An important meeting of the Club will be held on this Wednesday at 9pm in the Clubroom. All members are requested to attend to review progress on the selling of the Club's fundraising tickets and to arrange for the sale of the County Board tickets.
All team managers are again reminded of the importance of ensuring that all plastic bottles are emptied and disposed of in the containers provided at the end of each training session and following each game. This has improved recently especially with the way bottle tops are removed. This may sound like alittle thing but it contributes to the reduction of the numbers of bins used and thus paid for.
Those who wish to avail of County Board Gaeltacht Scholarships are reminded that all applications must be with Tomás O'Muiri, Oifigeach Cultúir agus Gaeilge by this Friday,or by email to
The sympathy of the Club is extended to Mary Halligan on the death of her mother Mrs Mary Cregg, Corrigeen, Mantua. The Halligan family are a highly regarded family in the workings of the club.
The Club extends its best wishes to all who will receive their Confirmation on Sunday next and also to Donal Smith, Tadhg Lowe and the Roscommon U21s and to the management team, including our own David Casey on Saturday next against Cavan in Longford at 4 I believe. There will certainly be a large contingent from Boyle and Ros. there, though the weather forecast that I hear in the background isn't promising.

Boyle Ladies Club;
The adult team had mixed fortunes at the weekend. They went down disappointingly to Ballinameen in their first Junior League game of the season in Ballinameen on Friday evening. They bounced back from that set-back on Sunday to record an impressive four point win over Barna, Co Galway in the Connacht League in Williamstown. They are scheduled to play Shannon Gaels in the Junior League on Sunday next. The U16 girls are due to play Western Gaels this week in the semi final-see fixtures.The U21 girls play Strokestown on this Tuesday at 7pm in their first championship outing. Training for all other teams continues as usual.
Go raibh maith agaibh,
Martin Dolan
P.R.O. Dept. Boyle GAA Club
086 2413529

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