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Published on March 31st, 2014 | by BoyleToday.com

Boyle GAA News 31/3/14

The following were €20 winners in the Club Lotto Draw which was held in Bruno’s; Gerry Enright, Gerry McCormack, Michelle and Michael McGrath, Kian Montgomery, Mary McKeon and Fintan Harrington. The house prize was won by Aoife O’Connor. The jackpot wasn’t won and it will be at €5,900 for next Saturday night’s draw which will be held in Dodd’s Bar with Team D in charge. The McGovern Directional Drilling Seniors are in preparation for their next O’Rourke Cup game which will be against Roscommon Gaels in Lisnamult on Sunday week 13th April at 2pm
The Cooney Motors/ Cooney’s Centra Juniors will commence their Division 4 League campaign on Friday week the 11th of April against St Ronans in Ballyfarnon at 7.30pm.

The National Automation Limited Minors went down to St Dominics in Knockcroghery by a few points on Sunday in the Minor League Division 2. They will be in action again on this Tuesday evening at 6.45 pm in the Abbey Park when they will host Roscommon Gaels and also on Tuesday 8th when they will travel to Frencpark to take on Western Gaels.  The U16s lost to a stronger Strokestown team in their Division 2 League game in Strokestown on Wednesday last. They are scheduled to play St Croans in Enfield on Sunday next at 11.30am.

Thanks to all who assisted with the successful hosting of the Roscommon versus Sligo Connacht Minor League game on Saturday evening last in Abbey Park and well done to Boyle player Evan McGrath who lined out at centre half back for Roscommon. Best wishes to Roscommon U21s and especially Donie and Enda in the Connacht Final against Leitrim in Carrick on Shannon on Saturday next at 2.30pm.

GAA members and supporters are strongly encouraged to join Padraig Pearses member Frankie Flynn as he commences Day 5 of the Roscommon Sponsored Walk in aid of Pieta House at 9am on Thursday from the Abbey Park. This is a most worthy cause as Pieta House does amazing work in assisting in suicide prevention and Boyle GAA Club is delighted to be associated with the walk. We urge large numbers to come out with their Club colours and walk through Boyle as the group commence their walk to Strokestown via Croghan and Elphin.

Anyone who hasn’t yet given details of the Kelly’s Supervalu Loyalty Numbers to Mary Smith at 086 8211683 should do so immediately. All Club players and non-players who have not yet paid their membership are requested to do so to Cian Smith, Club Registrar at 086 3502455 Tickets are selling rapidly for the Club Rossie membership campaign to fund GAA activities in Co. Roscommon generally. The Club gets 10% of all tickets sold. There is a prize fund of €40,000 and there are 3 ticket options. Full details are available at www.clubrossie.ie or from Boyle GAA Club Ambassador Mike Junior Smith at 086 2531736.

Friday next represents a big day for club stalwart Sean Purcell as he ties the knot with Castlebar native Catriona Daly. Sean and Catriona got together during their Sligo I.T. days and the long term rumour was that Sean introduced himself to Catriona in the Leitrim bar with the line ”Hi I’m Sean, I play corner back for Roscommon” but this has been rebuffed many times since by Sean. The club extends its best wishes to the pair on the big day and welcomes home those who are traveling for the occasion.

The U16 ladies are scheduled to play St Dominics on Sunday next the 6th of April in the Abbey Park at 4pm. The Senior Ladies are scheduled to play Four Roads on Saturday evening next. The U12 Girls are scheduled to participate in an 11 a side blitz on Saturday and Sunday next with games against St Micheal’s and Shannon Gaels. Please check fixtures for confirmation on above.

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