Monday, March 11, 2013

Mon. 12 noon....Boyle had a weekend of mixed fortunes on the playing fields. The U16s' suffered a narrow defeat to St Ciaran's in their Division 1 League encounter in the Abbey Park on Sunday. It was disappointing that the game had a late start because of a mix up in regard to a referee. The team was: C. McKeon/A. O’Brien/J. King/O. Regan/J. Cox/G. Gilmartin/S. Brown/B. Conroy/L. Casey/ C. Deery/ M. Lavin/ A. Bonnicci/ R. Kearney/ C. Flanagan/ S. Mullens.Managers V. Flanagan and K. McKeon. I hope to have a team pic. up on facebook tonight.

The Cooney Motors/ Cooney's Centra Juniors, with a good mix of youth and experience, had a comprehensive 2.15. to 1.1 win over St Ronans in Ballyfarnon on Sunday. It was good to see Declan McGovern back in action. The 13 –a-side team was: T. McGarty/J. Regan/D. Mattimoe/Ml. Hanmore/C. Goldrick/D. Kelly/S. Tonra/ J. Suffin/C. Tivnan/Ml. Lavin/S. Spellman/M. Goldrick/ D. McGovern and M. O’Donohoe. Fair play to Bernie Shannon for getting a team out (and to those who turned out) on this occasion as there were a number of defections for whatever reasons. It is important to have this Junior team playing to give extra players (from the Intermediate team) extra games. Their next outing will be against St. Michael's in Boyle later this month which should be a decent outing.
The McGovern Directional Drilling intermediates played out a hard earned draw against Michael Glaveys on Saturday in Ballinlough in the Division 2 League (O'Gara Cup). The result there was Boyle 2.10 Ml. Glavey’s 1.13. This was a mixed bag of a game with periods and incidents of frustrating play rescued by short bursts of very good play. The usual aspects showed such as losing possession/not securing possession/sloppy passing/not enough breaks being hovered up etc.
Note: If a free is given aganist you do not be so poite as to hand your opposite number the ball!
It was good to see a fine performance by Mark O’Donohoe who scored 2.3 aided by Enda Smith with 5 and Ray Hannon with 2 points.. the team was; C. Beirne/K. Supple/D. Callaghan/M.Goldrick/Ml. P. Gilmartin/C. Cox/ Ml. Hanmore/E. Smith/C. Cox/M.O’Connor/R. Hannon/M. O’Donohoe/D.O’Connor/T. Lowe  with D. Kelly and M. O’Connor. While Glavey’s were a fairly smart, fit, young team it is probable that Boyle have yet to meet the top guns in this league. Their next outing will be against St Dominic's (a tough gun) in Boyle on Easter Sunday, March 24th.

The National Automation Limited Minors are expected to have an away league game against Padraig Pearses next weekend. In their first game they had a win over St. Brigid’s. This should be one of the signature teams of Boyle this season.

 The three Boyle Clubs--the Senior Club, the Minor Club and the Ladies Club have combined to arrange a "Cash for Clobber" clothes collection fundraiser. All householders in the Club area are asked to do a "spring clean" of their wardrobes and bedrooms to get rid of old and unwanted clothes. Bags of clean clothes will be collected in the Clubroom on each of the following Saturdays --16th, 23rd and 30th March between 12 noon and 2pm. Alternatively, arrangements can be made with any of the Club officers. The Club is glad to announce that the scarf which was in the Club's possession since Christmas has been re-united with its owner. The jacket remains on our hands, and unless an owner comes forward within the current week, it will join the Club's clothes collection.

Well done to the big number of Boyle personnel especially to James and Enda O’Boyle, Fergal O’Donnell/Dara Callaghan/ Ml. Gilmartin/ Kit O’Connor/A.N.Other for their involvement in the  fine and successful Minor team fundraising quiz in the Abbey Hotel on Saturday night last.   

 The Club extends its best wishes to St Brigids and hopes that it will bring the Andy Merrigan Cup to Kiltoom on St Patrick's Day.

Sympathy is extended to the Cregg family, Ballymore on the death of Eugene.

Ladies Club;
The U16 girls and the Intermediate Ladies both lost to respective St Ciarans opposition in Fuerty on Sunday. It is understood that they will also have games next weekend. 
Registration for ALL girls will take place in the Clubroom on this Tuesday 12th from 7pm to 8pm. There will be registration for all Intermediate players on Wednesday night in the Clubroom before commencement of training.
Go raibh maith agaibh,
Martin Dolan/t.c.

P.R.O. Dept. Boyle GAA Club

086 2413529. 

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