Boyle GAA club weekly news update

Club Lotto 

The Online Lotto was drawn on the 12th of Decemberfor €11,800.  The numbers drawn were 11, 19, 20 & 26. The jackpot was not won and now stands at €11,900 for next week’s draw, the 19th of December at 9pmWe had 1 ‘Match 3’ winner this week with P Hunt winning €100. Thank you for playing and supporting as always! Lotto tickets are available at our local outlets in Elphin street Dry Cleaners, Londis, Better Buy and Spar (Corrib Oil) and now Wynne’s Bar and also available online on the Klub Funder website


Boyle LGFA 

The Annual General Meeting was held on Friday, December 10th – thank you to all those who attended and gave reports. The Club wishes to extend its thanks to the officers, managers, coaches, parents and players for all of their work over the year. Special thanks are due to both Noel Scally and Bernie Mullins who will be stepping down as Chair and Secretary respectively, they have done a huge amount for the Club over the years and we all greatly appreciate it.

Lastly, see below the details of the incoming Boyle LGFA committee for 2022.

Chair – Jim McGrath; Vice Chair – Terry Rooney; Secretary – Vacant; Vice Secretary – Rhona McGrath; Treasurer – Emer Sweeney, Registrar – Cathy Garavan; PRO – Devin Finneran; Children’s Officer – Vivienne Moran; Covid Officer – Norah Kilroy, Disciplinary Officer – Terry Rooney; Committee Members – Suzie Keenehan, Natasha Regan & Mary Brogan.

If you would like to get involved in the Club in some way, we’d love to hear from you. Please reach out to any Committee member, via email on [email protected] or by messaging the Boyle GAA Facebook page.

Boyle GAA AGM 

Boyle AGM was held virtually on Sunday night, the 12th of December. A large attendance signed in with what is the norm now.  The club paid tribute to the outgoing Secretary Jan Flanagan who is an absolute stalwart in the clubs administration and organisation. If you didn’t know…’Ask Jan’ was the 2 words 2 – syllables, used,  to point you in the right direction. Thank you Jan!

It was a big year on and off the field and a lot of progress was made against all the odds in some cases, we still found a way. A special mention to the joint fundraiser held during the year with Boyle Celtic and Boyle GAA and the committee that formed and forged a hugely successful campaign.

While on the field, it must be noted that Boyle featured in a number of finals, in both Men’s and Ladies football, we hope to see Boyle Building in 2022 both inside and outside the Whitewash line!

Clubs Officers for 2022 are as follows: 

Honorary President Barry Feely; Vice Presidents  – Michael Costello & Ernie Keenan ;

Chairperson- David Kelly;  Secretary Michael Tormey ; Treasurer – Ray Hannon;

Assistant Treasurer –Colin O’Sullivan; Registrar – Steve Tonry;   P.R.O –Roch Hanmore ; Officer for Irish Language & Culture (OIFIGEACH GAEILGE & CÚLTÚIR) – Ronan Flanagan

There are a couple of vacant positions that will be hoped to be filled in the next executive meeting. Anyone who wishes to be an officer with the above League of Gentlemen, please send your expression of interest to [email protected]


Christmas Charity Game 

We have had a few enquiries for the charity game and its still going ahead, and its on a Sunday too!! It’s officially silly season, you know what that means right? Time to dig out the Santa hats and get the boots polished – our St Stephen’s Day Charity Match is back! This year we will be raising much needed funds for the Boyle Family Resource Centre to support all the work they do for our local community. Roll out of bed full of turkey and join us at the Abbey Park at 12pm on December 26th for a legendary battle of mixed Santa Hat tag between the Over and Under 30 year olds. There will be donations taken on the gate to view this exemplary piece of sporting history.


Condolences to Hal Cawley’s Families 

The town, County and its surrounds lost a huge character in sporting circles in Hal Cawley this week. Hal was born and reared, down the laneway from Ernie and Carmel Keenan on the Carrick Road and this was his closest family, not necessarily by name but by nature. In his sporting family, Hal’s love was very much with Boyle Celtic where he spent decades nurturing and following talents and seeing the club rise through the years. He will be missed cycling around town with his well-known larger than life figure and heart.  Reading all the tributes about Hal this week, Gentleman was used very often, and that he was. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

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