The McGovern Directional Drilling sponsored senior team took on St Croans in the Abbey Park. Boyle started he better and should have led by more at half time after a number of missed opportunities to pull ahead. Boyle did pull ahead in the second half through a penalty well earned by Enda Smith, with Donie stepping up to calmly slot it away. However Boyle failed to push on and gave away a penalty themselves. Rob Kearney stayed big and got his body to the bottom corner to save and Boyle were let off the hook to win by a margin of two points on the score line of 1.12 to 0.13. Boyle team R Kearney, K Cox, C Flannagan, A Simon, T McKenna, M O Connor, E McGrath, R Finneran, E Smith, J Moran, D Smith, D East, M O Donoghue, S Kane and A Sharkey. With C McKeon, S Purcell, C Goldrick, K Cox and R Hanmore all seeing action in the second half.
They next face Roscommon Gaels this coming weekend in the Abbey Park.
Boyle GAA Boys Youths Weekly Notes:
Boyle’s U16 Lannon Motors Boys were unlucky to be beaten by their visiting opponents Clann na Gael on a cold and dark Tuesday evening in the Division 1 League at Abbey Park. Despite Clann scoring an early goal, Boyle were the better side in the first half and lead at break. Clann came out strong in the 2nd and managed to claw back the deficit. Both teams played some great football and were evenly matched, but Clann were able to secure the win with a small 2 point margin. Boyle 1-06 : Clann na nGael 2-05.
U16 Division 1 Lannon Motors Boyle 1-06 Clann na nGael 2-05
U14 Division 1 Cooney Motors Boyle v St Dominics Postponed
Thursday 11th U14 Division 1 St Brigid’s v Cooney Motors Boyle 19:00 Kiltoom
Friday 12th Minor Division 2 Roscommon Gaels v National Automation and FAAC Boyle 19:00 Lisnamult
Sunday 14th Minor Division 2 National Automation and FAAC Boyle v Padraig Pearses 11:00 Abbey Park
On the ladies front
Elphin/Kilmore u 16 girls conceded to Boyle.
The club launched their 3 year plan to a full house in the club rooms on Thursday evening last. The plan is spread out across 5 areas which all aim to progress the club to greater things both on and off the pitch. Connaught GAA’s John Prunty was guest peaked on the evening. The club would like to thank again all who were involved on committees and sub committees on the same and wish them success in the coming 3 years.
Finally Boyle GAA Club were saddened on Sunday afternoon to hear of the passing of one of its greatest adopted sons, the inimitable Sean Young. The Club extends its deepest sympathies to the Young family on Sean’s passing. The Boyle, Roscommon and Derry flag is being flown at half mast in grateful acknowledgement of Sean’s unparalleled contribution to our Club. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis