Monday, February 11, 2013


Monday 12.45. The €20 winners, at the most recent Boyle Club Lotto draw which was held in the Abbey Bar, were the following; Geraldine and Fran McGeogh, Pat and Liz Gannon, Gerard Lavin, Gary Sheerin, Lorcan Egan, Michael O'Reilly, Sharon Duggan, Padraig Daly, Sinead Horkan and Jim Suffin. The house prize was won by Paul Condon. The jackpot wasn't won and it will stand at €2,900 for this Saturday night's draw which will be held in The Patrick's Well. Team 'D' will be in charge.

The Boyle GAA Clubs (Men and Ladies) dinner dance in Kilronan Castle on Saturday night last was an outstanding success, with a huge attendance enjoying an excellent meal, a presentation ceremony compered by Tony Conboy, and dancing to the very entertaining Late Night Radio Band.The following were the surprised award winners; Ladies Player of the Year-Catriona Hanmore, Minor Player of the Year-Dylan Mattimoe, U21 Player of the Year-Enda Smith, Junior Player of the Year-Stephen Tonra, Intermediate Player of the Year-David Callaghan, Club Person of the Year-Mary Smith, Hall of Fame-Paul Beirne. Medals were presented to the Boyle Ladies footballers who won the Junior A County Championship and the Boys Minor players who were runners-up in the Division 1 Minor Football County Championship by the special guest for the night-Donegal All-Ireland winning goalkeeper and current All Star, Paul Durcan. The Clubs are deeply endebted to Paul for coming along, having come straight from playing for Donegal against Down in the National Football League in Ballybofey. Following the presentation, Paul had some well chosen words of wisdom and motivation for the medal recipients.

Club Vice President and former Chairperson Barry Feely presented a very special picture to the Club, showing our current Club President and All Ireland medallist John Joe Nerney with his All Ireland medal. The work was done for Barry by local artist Conor Dowling. This picture will adorn our Clubroom from now onwards.The Clubs are very grateful to Barry for his thoughtfulness.

The Clubs wish to thank all involved in making the night so successful and especially the patrons who supported the event, and also those who donated spot prizes.

Registration for U12s and U14s will be held in the Clubroom on this Thursday from 6.30pm to 8pm. Parents are reminded that their children cannot be allowed train or play unless registered. The same applies to players in all age categories from the youngest up to intermediate. The competitive season is about to commence and it is therefore essential that registration is completed  and all team managers are obliged to ensure full compliance. All underage players are again advised that the wearing of gumshields is now compulsory in training and in ALL games. Gumshields can be purchased locally.

The Club extends its best wishes to St Brigids as they take on Crossmaglen on Saturday next in Mullingar in the All Ireland Semi Final.
The Club extends it sympathy to Minor Club official Mary Halligan and to the Nicholson and Regan families on their recent bereavements

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