Congratulations to all involved with our McGovern Civils Senior Men on their fantastic win over neighbours Western Gaels in the Roscommon GAA O’Rourke Cup Division 1 Final. Read all about it below. Special thanks to Ballinameen GAA for hosting, the pitch and facilities were in top quality condition.
U13 Boys were narrowly defeated Roscommon Gaels in the Division 4 League in Abbey Park
U19 Girls had a brilliant win against Kilbride in the Div 2 League
U10 Girls drew with Western Gaels
U12 Camogie Leopards were narrowly defeated by Athleague
U12 Camogie Cheetahs had a great win over Tulsk
Boyle Hurling Club hosted an U7 / U9 blitz on Saturday morning and hosted teams from Four Roads, St Dominic’s and Athleague. Well done to all of the players, parents and coaches – and thanks to all those that sorted the refreshments afterwards, you did the Club proud.
O’Rourke Cup Final – Match Report
Congratulations to our McGovern Civils Senior Men following their three-point Division 1 League Final victory over Western Gaels in Ballinameen on Sunday afternoon.
Boyle made the brighter start to the game, with Donie Smith (2) and Cian McKeon (a mark) ensuring a three-point lead after just five minutes. Western Gaels responded with a free. A minute later, Boyle looked to be in for a certain goal, however, Western Gaels prevented Donie Smith’s goal-bound shot from hitting the back of the net and sent the ball out for a 45. Cathal Feely’s resulting 45 gave Boyle a three-point advantage once more. A Western Gaels free was sandwiched between two Colin Goldrick points on 15 minutes. A point apiece from Niall Higgins and Luke Hester for Western Gaels caused some worry for Boyle before some vital defending by Killian Cox and Oisín Cregg dispossessed a Western Gaels attack. Cregg’s pass found Colin Goldrick, who was at his accurate best. Donie Smith (a free) and Dylan East rounded off the first scoring as Boyle held a three-point lead at half-time nine points to six.
Two Western Gaels frees early in the second half put the margin at one before Cian McKeon steadied the nerves of the large Boyle support with a well-taken free. Colin Goldrick raised the white flag once again before Oisín Cregg’s left footed strike split the uprights. Western Gaels kept plugging away with points from play and placed balls. On 57 minutes, Luke Glennon’s hanging shot was gathered by Killian Cox on the 21-yard line. Cox was fouled for a free which Donie Smith made no mistake in converting.
Western Gaels once again scored from play as the game entered five minutes of injury time. They looked to be in for a certain goal two minutes into the additional period, however Conor Flanagan judged the final pass to perfection to prevent it. Play continued, and Boyle launched an attack of their own with Colin Goldrick winning and scoring a mark. Western Gaels had their last score of the game on 63 minutes before Boyle’s Goldrick (from play) rounded off his and the afternoon’s scoring with a with a delicate effort from 30 metres to ensure a three-point victory.
Boyle Team: R. Kearney; L. Glennon, C. Flanagan, D. Casey; Killian Cox, T. McKenna, D. East (0-1); R. Hanmore, C. Feely (0-1, a 45); M. O’Connor, E.McGrath, O. Cregg (0-1); C. Goldrick (0-6, 1 mark), D. Smith (0-5, 2 frees), C. McKeon (0-2, 1 free, 1 mark). Subs used: J. Moran for O’Connor (54 mins), Kieran Cox for Hanmore (58 mins), D. Flanagan for McKenna (58 mins). With: S. Garavan, C. Deery, M. O’Donohoe, M. O’Connor, N. Brennan, J. Sweeney, E. Kerins, C. O’Sullivan, J. Coyle, G. O’Connor, L. McGrath, L. Casey.
The Online Lotto was drawn on the 10th of July, 2022 for €14,800. The numbers drawn were 5, 15, 26 & 28. Gary Wynne & Margaret Grennan were our match 3 winners and the jackpot was not won. Thanks to all the shops, businesses, and pubs for having us on Saturday night.
The jackpot now stands at €14,900 for next weeks draw taking place on Sunday, 17th of July at 9pm. Lotto tickets are available at our local outlets in Elphin Street Dry Cleaners, Londis, Better Buy & Spar (Corrib Oil). They’re also available online by searching Boyle GAA on the Klub Funder website and in the pubs on Saturday night via our lotto teams.
Around the Club
Commiserations to Róisín and Saoirse Wynne and the Roscommon Ladies team following their All-Ireland Intermediate Championship semi-final defeat on Sunday.
The club would like to extend sympathies to the Candon family on the passing of Michael. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Boyle GAA would also like to extend sympathies with the Naughton and Kerr families following the passing of Archie.