The good news for Boyletoday.com continues
If you are reading the Boyle’d Pot today chances are you could be reading an award winning blog! Following on from last week’s news that Boyletoday.com has been shortlisted for the 2015 Web Awards came the news last night that the Boyle’d Pot has been short-listed in the 2015 Blog Ireland Awards. The Boyle’d Pot is listed in the Best Lifestyle category and the Best Marketing and Communication category. Voting will open to the public on September 7th and stay open for two weeks. Further details will be available closer to the date but for now it’s time to enjoy the good news for your local website Boyletoday.com
The forgotten Boyle GAA hero
Here in Boyle we quite rightly honour our deceased GAA stars. Many of the most gifted and impressive footballers over the years came from Boyle. But there is one player who seems to have slipped below the radar and who made a major contribution to Boyle and Roscommon football. That man was Tom Cox, who came from an well known and long established Abbeytown family. Tom was one of the first to bring an All Ireland medal to the town when he was a member of the first Roscommon team ever to win an All Ireland title, the minor team of 1939. A gifted athlete, he was also a member of the Boyle minor teams that won county “A” titles in 1938 and 1939. Tom died a young man in 1944 from the cancer of the time – TB, and is buried in Assylinn with other members of his family.
A real insight into army life
It was great to see the Boyle GAA tracksuit on local man Jim Suffin on the Monday night segment of the RTE show Recruits. Lorcan Egan must also have been happy with his logo on show to the thousands who tuned in to the documentary! The view that training for the Defence Forces is a piece of cake was quickly dispelled as Jim and his colleagues were put through a gruelling training regime. The show gave a real insight into what it takes to become a modern day Irish soldier. It’s just a pity those in charge have to use such vulgar language to get their message across.
Lough Key, Co. Leitrim
On Monday last, news website thejournal.ie published a story “Looking for something to do this week”. Under the Triathlon/Duathlon section, the address of Sunday’s Lough Key Triathlon was given as Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim. But as soon as it was published, an observant Boyle man and Lough Key Tri club member was onto the website to inform them that the event was taking place in Lough Key, Boyle, Co. Roscommon and not the Leitrim capital. Lough Key Forest Park is indeed the address of the Park and that is where it will always remain.
Evening courses to start soon
With children back at school and the weather having turned that bit chillier, thoughts now move to the shorter evenings. And with the short evenings come the night courses and winter activities of which we have many in Boyle. Musical rehearsals have commenced and night courses in Abbey Community College will soon be advertised. In addition the numerous clubs and groups will once again commence their winter activities with something for everyone. If you get involved in all that is happening in our town, you are sure to make some new friends and ease those winter blues.
Ballymahon concerns sound familiar
While there may have been an inital touch of envy around Boyle at the news earlier in the Summer of the massive Centre Parcs project in Ballymahon, we can only hope that, unlike what was planned for Rockingham by the Newfound Consortium, this project gets the go ahead. But comments on Wednesday by deer experts that the deer in Newcastle Forest close to the project will be displaced is sure to hit an alarm bell with the promoters. We know all too well here in Boyle how bats and other animals can put a stop to a major development. It’s early days in Longford for this massive tourist facility, but one can see a few hurdles to be crossed before it becomes a reality.
“Daddy, where does Poo come from?”
“Well son, when food goes into our tummies, our bodies take out all the good stuff, then whatever is left over comes out of our bums when we go to the toilet. And that my son is where poo comes from”.
“And what about Tigger?”