Monday, September 23, 2013

Mon. 11.30.
The U10s’ will have a Blitz on Saturday next
The U11s and U14s will also be told at training of their upcoming Keenan Cup and Garda Cup fixtures
The U12s’ had a good win over St Barry’s on Saturday.
The U12s’ ‘B’ team are scheduled to play St Croan’s  this Monday…..where? Any fixtures for the coming weekend will be notified at training. 
The McGovern Directional Drilling Juniors may have a fixture at the weekend--see fixtures for details.
The National Automation Limited U21s’ got a walkover from Michael Glavey’s in the first round of the Division 1 U21 Championship. The late call on that was pretty inconvenient.
Thanks is extended to all Club members and players who made the trip to Ennis on Saturday to assist with the fundraising project of the raffle of All Ireland Hurling Final Replay tickets. There were 3 very pleased Ennis, winners that afternoon.
The Club wishes to inform Club players who are at third level education that the Connacht Council is offering bursaries and that applications must be submitted to the Connacht Council office in Ballyhaunis by 11th October. Details are available on the Connacht Council website or from Club officers.
Congratulations are extended to the Mayo minors on their All Ireland Final success a commiserations to the seniors on their latest near miss. It was a peculiar game but the all-round nuances in the team and play of Dublin saw them home. The tactical approach and ability of Cluxton to enable the Dubs to play ‘around’ the formidable (in the traditional sense) Mayo  midfield was a major factor and the sheer pace of the support coming through the middle for Dublin, especially with McCauley, was huge. The Mayo forward line was poor. Conroy made little impact this time. Higgins was their star player with the wing backs again. Dublin, though they won by just a point, had 3 of the 5 contenders for ‘Man of the Match’ in Cluxton/Brogan and McCauley with Higgins and Hennelly being the Mayo contenders despite the goalie’s mistake for the opening goal. There was another big (if somewhat understandable) mistake by an umpire with a miscall for a ‘45’. Then there was the slowness of O’Connor with the late frees and the misunderstanding, from a Mayo player’s point of view, with the referee’s timing at the death. A pity it wasn’t a draw!
Congratulations to former Boyle Club player Paddy Daly on his 90th birthday. It's a pity he did not get the present of a Mayo All-Ireland win as I believe he was at the game. 
Go raibh maith agaibh
Martin Dolan/t.c.
P.R.O. Dept. Boyle GAA Club
086 2413529

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