Last month, both Boyle GAA Club and Boyle LGFA Club held their Annual General Meetings.
To reflect on a historic year for Gaelic Games in the town, below is a summary of proceedings at both AGM’s:
Boyle GAA Club AGM took place at the Abbey Park on December 8th.
Secretary Michael Tormey gave his report on the on-field activities during the year and congratulated all teams and their mentors, in particular the u13 team/mentors who won the Keenan Cup and the adult Junior team/mentors who won the Junior B Championship. Outgoing Chairman David Kelly have his address in which he highlighted some of the clubs achievements this year and over the last four years during which he was chair. These included Enda Smith’s all star award, the senior team winning the Senior league for the first time in the clubs history in 2022, the senior team reaching two county finals in a row in 2022 and 2023 (something which had not been done since 1927 until 2022), the joint fundraiser with Boyle Celtic in 2021, tarmacing the abbey park grounds and installing seats into the John Joe Nerney Stand. He also congratulated the ladies club on their historic championship-winning achievement in 2023 and Donal Smith on reaching the milestone of 100 appearances for Roscommon. David thanked all the club’s sponsors and in particular Tony (RIP), Mark and Declan McGovern of McGovern Civils, Alan Cooney of Cooney Motors and Ciarán Phelan of National Automation. David also thanked all the coaches, committee members, volunteers, players and parents involved in the club. Shane Feely was appointed Chairperson for 2024 with Cormac Mullin filling his place as Vice-Chairman and Ray Hannon was appointed as Coaching Officer.
Boyle LGFA AGM took place on Friday 1st December in Boyle GAA clubhouse.
Each manager give a report for the year noting the different achievements in our U14, U16 and in particular the Senior Ladies who made history winning their first Senior County title. This year saw the introduction of ‘Go Games’ for our U8, U10 and U12. It was noted that across all age levels that Boyle LGFA have great players and the future looks bright.
A word of thanks to all Managers, Coaches, Players, Parents Grounds team, Pitch Co-ordinator, Fixtures committee and Sponsors for their work and dedication throughout the year. A special thank you to outgoing Senior Ladies Manager Vinny Flanagan. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication which you have given to the club down through the years. We wish you all the best in the future and the club welcomed new Senior Ladies Manager Pat Leonard.
The LGFA committee also thanked outgoing Chairperson Jim Mc Grath for all the work he has done and welcomed the new Chairperson Jan Flanagan.