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Published on June 23rd, 2014 | by BoyleToday.com

Boyle GAA news 23/6/14

The following were the €20 winners at the most recent Club Lotto draw which was held in Kate Lavin’s: Pat and Angela Leonard, James and Eilish Goldrick, Al and Mary Cunningham, Tara Brady, Gillian Cleary and Darren O’Connor. The house prize was won by Tom Browne. The jackpot wasn’t won and it will stand at €6,500 at next Saturday night’s draw which will be held in the Patrick’s Well with Team E in charge.

It was a mixed week for the McGovern Directional Drilling Seniors. They suffered a disappointing defeat to Padraig Pearses in Pairc an Phiarsaigh on Wednesday evening in the O’Rourke Cup. In a game where Boyle struggled to reach the heights of the previous weekends championship win over Elphin they failed to put any sustained period of play together. The first 20 minutes of the game was a tight affair with a lot of the play concentrated around the middle third, but Pearses opened some daylight when a short Boyle kick out was intercepted and Pearses punished the mistake to the back of the net. The half time score was  Pearses 1-6 Boyle 0-2 with a free from Donie and a long range point from tadhg Lowe being the Boyle scores. The second half saw Boyle briefly rally with points from Tadhg Mckenna and Enda Smith but then the wheels came off as Boyle had both Michael Hanmore and Aaron Sharkey dismissed, the former somewhat questionably. Boyle added a goal from Enda but Pearses pulled away and added a second goal late on to leave the final score Pearses 2-12 Boyle 1-4.  Team was C. Smith, A. Sharkey, D. Callaghan, K. Cox, M. Hanmore, S. Purcell, T. McKenna (0-1), R, Hanmore, E. Smith(1-1), T. Lowe(0-1), D. Smith (0-1), J. Suffin, M O’Donohoe, D O’Connor, M McGovern with C Goldrick, S, Tonry, B, Furey, Thanks to those who made the long trip to support the team in Woodmount on a baking hot evening, Junior, Barry, Tony et. al…..The team bounced back in style to record a good win over St. Faithleachs in the same competition in the Abbey Park on Sunday. In contrast with the Pearses match the team managed to again reach  the heights of the Elphin championship match although not initially as they went 4 points to one down, in the first 15 minutes. 2 goals from Donie and Darren O’Connor saw Boyle gain the ascendency and they never looked back going in 2-6 to 5 in front at the break. The second half saw Boyle consolidate their lead and saw the full compliment of 6 subs introduced including Liam Conroy who tagged on the score of the day from either a horrendous 45 or a subline spot from Donie from a 45! Goals were added in the second half from Darren again, and Sean Purcell but it was also important that at the opposite end the team managed to secure its first clean sheet of the campaign.  Some good performances but overall man of the match was Killian Cox who was excellent throughout. Team – C. Smith, B. Furey, D. Callaghan, K. Cox, S. Tonry, S. Purcell(0-1), A. Sharkey, R, Hanmore, E. Smith(0-1), T. Lowe(0-1), D. Smith(1-3), J. Suffin, M O’Donohoe(0-2), D O’Connor(2-0), M McGovern with C Goldrick, J. Sweeney, P, Lavin, C. Tivnan, L, Conroy(0-1), L. Brennan and T McGarrity   They are expected to have a short break from competitive action for a few weeks as the County seniors prepare for qualifier action.

The Cooney Motors/ Cooney’s Centra Juniors will travel to Kilglass on Wednesday to play the home side in the Division 4 League at 8pm.

Thanks to all who helped with stewarding for Sundays O’Rourke Cup game and the thrilling Connacht Intermediate Ladies Semi Final between Sligo and Roscommon on Friday evening last.

Best wishes to Evan McGrath and his Roscommon Minor colleagues in the Connacht Minor Football Semi Final with Leitrim on Saturday next.

Any coach who has received notification of Garda clearance recently is asked to present same to Jan Flanagan or Martin Dolan.

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