It was an historic weekend for Boyle GAA Club as its Cooney Motors sponsored U14S reached the All Ireland Semi Final of the National Féile na nÓg football competition which was staged in Cork, Kerry and Limerick. The Boyle team was based in Kilshannig GAA Club, Co Cork. The adventure commenced on Friday when Boyle played its first two group games when they defeated Coralstown/Kinnegad and drew with Kanturk Wolfe Tones. They defeated the home team on Saturday morning. These results meant that Boyle topped the group and qualified for the quarter final in which they defeated Father Caseys, Abbeyfeale in Druncolliher on Saturday afternoon. It was then on to Kanturk to participate in the colourful parade of teams through the town. Sunday morning saw the lads travel to Tralee to play Lucan Sarsfields in the All Ireland Semi Final. Despite a very brave performance, their adventure came to an end as they lost to a physically stronger and very skilful outfit. The Club is immensely proud of the entire panel who were exemplary in their footballing skills and overall behaviour throughout the weekend. The Club extends its thanks to the entire panel and to their dedicated management team of Gerry Cregg, Odran Feely, Noel Casey, Leonard Sutton and Simon O’Donnell, all of whom have worked so diligently for this event since last autumn. The Club also wishes to thank the Féile Committee which worked tirelessly to ensure that necessary funding and logistics were in place. A special thanks is extended to the Kilshannig families who hosted our lads over the weekend, and to the huge numbers who made the trip from Boyle and elsewhere to support the team. Thanks also to Cooney Motors and all other sponsors. Their next game is against St. Ciaran’s in the championship on Thursday evening in Fuerty at 7:30pm.
Congratulations to the St Joseph’s BNS team which won the Cumann na mBunscoil County title last week.
The Cooney Motors/Cooney’s Centra Juniors lost to St Barrys in the Division 4 League in the Abbey Park on Sunday.They will play Clan na Gael in Johnstown on this Wednesday at 8pm and they will play St Dominics in Knockcroghery on 6th July. They are scheduled to play Tulsk in the Junior B Championship on this Friday evening.
The McGovern Directional Drilling Seniors will play Roscommon Gaels in the O’Rourke Cup on Sunday next at 2pm in Abbey Park.
Our James Lannon Motors U16s lost to Kilbride in the U16 League on Sunday. Their outing is against St. Croan’s on Thursday evening in Enfield at 7:30pm.
The U-12 lads were defeated by Roscommon Gaels in the championship on Sunday.
Congratulations are extended to Cian McKeon and the rest of the Roscommon Minor panel on their Championship win over Sligo on Saturday and we wish them every success against Galway on this Wednesday evening in Kiltoom.
Sympathy is extended to the Nicholson and Lennon families, Boyle on their recent bereavement and to Mrs Mary Kelly, Boyle and the Brennan family, Kilteevan on their bereavement.
All GAA Club members and supporters are reminded that the National Blood Transfusion Service will be in St Joseph’s Hall, Boyle on this Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm. Blood supplies are especially at this time of year and they are making a special appeal for your support.
Abbey Park will host two very important Ladies Football games this week. On Wednesday there will be an U16 All Ireland Championship Qualifier between Sligo and Longford, while on Friday at 6.45pm Abbey Park will host an U14 All Ireland Final between Sligo and Leitrim. The Club will require members of both the male club and ladies club to make themselves available to act as stewards.