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Boyle GAA club weekly update

There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €9,400. The numbers drawn were 9, 11, 18 & 28. €20 winners were Gerry McCormack, Jackie Farrell and Jim McGrath. Next weeks draw takes place in The Stairs.

Our McGovern Directional Drilling sponsored senior team played their 3 game in the league this weekend against Roscommon Gaels. A minutes silence was observed prior to the game for the late Sean Young. On what was a particularly wet and windy day both teams traded scores for the opening quarter until Boyle’s Dylan East scored the first of Boyle’s goals. This was followed up again minutes later by a second from Cian McKeon. At this stage and into the second half these were the difference between the two teams. Gaels got a goal themselves in the second half and for the second time in two weeks, Rob Kearney decided the visitors a goal from the spot kick, saving with extended legs this time round. Donnie Smith got the third of Boyle’s goals and it was a nail biting finish as Gaels kept on tagging on points but it was not to be their day with Boyle finishing the stronger on a score line of 3.09 to 1.14. The win was a fitting tribute to the late Sean Young.
Team: R Kearney, C Cox, C Flanagan, A Sharkey, D East, M O Connor, E McGrath, R Finneran, T McKenna, E Smith, C McKeon, S Purcell, D Smith, S Kane.
They now face Clann na nGael, in Clann next Saturday at 6 pm.

Under age Boys Match Reports

U14 Division 1 League St Brigids v Cooney Motors Boyle 11/04/’19
Our boys were on their travels for the second week running heading south to St Brigids. Buoyed from their last victorious trip there was no doubt the U14 lads were up for this game. They started on the front foot right from the beginning and put in an impressive performance for the whole game. They closed the game on a score line of 3.04 to 5.15, gaining themselves a second win under belt after 3 games of their Division 1 League.

Minor Division 2 League Ballinameen\Elphin v National Automation 14/04/’19
This was a bruising encounter between two local rivals and a much-anticipated match that did not disappoint on the entertainment value. Ballinameen\Elphin looked very strong from the beginning and seemed to be able to cope better with the rain-soaked pitch which gave a very erratic ball bounce. Ballinameen\Elphin pressed their dominance and went into the break with a big lead which Boyle had no answer for. The second half saw Boyle come out fighting and they worked very hard to close the gap, managing to narrow the lead to just 1 point at one stage. With the pitch deteriorating and scuffles breaking out regularly, both the flow of the game, and the Boyle rhythm broke down. In the end Ballinameen\Elphin edged a 3 point win. Ballinameen\Elphin 2:13 Boyle 3:07

Results:

Minor Division 2 League
Ballinameen/Elphin 2.13 – National Automation Boyle 3.07

Fixtures:

Tuesday 16th
U16 Division 1 League Lannon Motors Boyle v Roscommon Gaels 19:00 Abbey Park

Thursday 18th
Minor Division 2 League National Automation Boyle v Padraig Pearses 19:00 Abbey Park

Ladies football
The Senior Ladies have secured their place in the League Semi-Final after a very wet game in Abbey Park on Sunday. Team;
A. Feely
S. Keirns
S. Wynne
R. Duggan
S. Keenahan
A. Mullins
R. Cox
D. McLoughlin
M. McKeon
S. Meehan
G. Flanagan
S. Glennon
K. Harrington

Full Time
Boyle: 8-09
Strokestown: 1-00

K. Harrington 2.05 (0.01 free)
S. Glennon 1.02
M. McKeon 0.01
G. Flanagan 0.01
S. Meehan 2.00
A. Feely 1.00
S. Keirns 2.00
Subs at half time
Off
D. McLoughlin & S. Glennon
On
I. King & K. Garvan

Finally, The club wish to bring to the attention of dog walkers that dog fouling is becoming a problem in and around the pitch and training area. This is a health and safety concern. Please consider our players who use these facilities and clean up after your dog. Thank you

(Pic courtesy Boyle GAA)

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