Monday, December 8, 2014

Boyle gears up for Christmas / 5k Fun Run/Walk Fundraiser / Lough Arrow Swim/ John Lennon shot and killed / Boyle GAA Club update 8th December / Boyle Golf Club update 7th December / "Who wants to be a thousandaire" / Clarke's Bar & Restaurant

Boyle gears up for Christmas

From today there are 16 shopping days to Christmas Day. This year, more than many there is a strong 'Christmas feel' in Boyle. Since mid to the end of November, traders have been decorating shop windows in themes of Christmas, our new gorgeous Street Lights have been turned on, Santa has 'premiered' and the weekend included Christmassy events in town:
Sunday in Lough Key Visitor Centre [...]
Sparkle Prints, Ladybirds, Marians, Pure Flowers [...]Santa in Boyle 2014 [...] Christmas Lights [...King House Craft Fair [...]
Thousandaire [...Church of Ireland Sale of Work [...]
Boles Fashion Event [...] Daly's Wine Fair [...]

5k Fun Run/Walk Fundraiser

Sunday 28th December: 5k fun run/walk in Lough Key Forest Park on in aid of Children with Autism. Registration at 12 noon. Entry fee adults €10 children €5 or €20 per family. For more information please contact Majella on 086 812 3594

Lough Arrow Swim

Christmas SwimGraphic courtesy of Mary Moran

Christmas Day at 1pm. Registration on the day from 12:30pm. Sponsorship cards available from Mary Moran on 086-8733485. Proceeds in aid of North West Hospice. Music, hot drinks and prizes on the day. All weclome!

John Lennon shot and killed

8th December: on this day in 1980, former Beatle, singer, songwriter and humourist John Lennon was shot and killed in New Tork by Mark David Chapman.
•  "A Spaniard in the Works" is a book from 1965 by John Lennon. The book consists of nonsensical stories and drawings similar to the style of his previous book, 1964's "In His Own Write". The name is a pun on the expression "a spanner in the works"
•  Following an early Beatles tour of USA, a reporter asked "How did you find America?" ... John's reply "We turned left at Greenland" :-)

Boyle GAA Club update 8th December

The “Who Wants to be a Thousandaire” show which was hosted by Boyle GAA Clubs (Male and female clubs) on Saturday in St Joseph’s Hall, was an outstanding success. An audience of almost a full house was treated to nine rounds of enthralling quiz competition when each of the nine contestants who were drawn  at random from the audience, fought valiantly to win the magic €1,000. Unfortunately the top prize proved elusive, with some of the contestants getting near the figure, but their eagerness to gamble proved to be their undoing. The contestants who faced quizmaster Ollie Turner were Noel Collins (on behalf of Roscommon GAA Health and Wellbeing Initiative), Brian Furey,Ray Hannon, Brian Supple, Donna O’Connor, Marc O’Connor, Eugene Sheerin, Carmel Beirne and Sarah Keenehan.

Boyle Golf Club update 7th December

Well done to Adrian King who won last Sunday’s turkey voucher with 21pts, 2nd Paddy McLoughlin 21pts, 3rd Seamus Gallagher 20pts. Well done also to John McGuinn who won the weekly nine hole with 24pts, 2nd Charlie O’Donnell 22pts. Competitions this week are the weekly nine hole Monday – Saturday and the Christmas Bonanza next Sunday. The prize giving will be at 5.30 and all players should be there to collect their prize. Finger food and Christmas cake will be served afterwards. Date for your diary is the Christmas Scramble on Friday 27th December. Details on club noticeboard.


"Who wants to be a thousandaire"

PC060064St. Joseph's Hall looked great for the event

St. Joseph’s Hall was the wonderful venue on Saturday night (6th December) for Boyle GAA's "Who wants to be a Thousandaire" fundraiser. Early figures suggest the close on €25,000 was raised thanks to the excellent organising committee who spotted the opportunity and saw it through with dedicaion and a lot of hard work. They were delighted to bring prestigious sponsors on board as well as 135 advertisers. Boyle GAA are very grateful to the sponsors who made the event possible and the very large audience who came along and enjoyed a night with a difference, suspense and fun in our local town hall.

Clarke's Bar & Restaurant

To celebrate the turning on of the NEW Christmas lights in Boyle, here at Clarke's we have a Special 4 course Dinner Menu €20 available Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th from 5pm call Clarke's on 071 966 2064 to book your table.