Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Update 6th January

Weather for today
Apart from some misty patches the day will begin dry. However, a band of rain will cross the region from early afternoon and become persistent and heavy. It’ll feel cold as temperatures only reach 5 or 6 degrees. Light southerly winds will back southeast and increase fresh to strong and gusty during the afternoon.


Pilates recommencing on Wed 13th January from 7pm - 8pm in Convent of Mercy primary school gym. To book please contact Ann 086 308 8873

Gerry O'Malley R.I.P. Funeral Arrangements:

John-Joe-&-Gerry-O'Malley-001photo: Tony Conboy

Tony Conboy wrote ...
• "Gerry’s funeral arrangements are pretty different if you look at In simple terms he is reposing in St. Brigid’s Funeral Home, Brideswell this Wed. evening from 5 to 8 and in Swords on Thursday evening from 3.30 to 5.50 before removal to Swords Church. Mass in Swords on Friday. He will be buried in Cam, Brideswell on Friday arriving at approx.. 3 pm. Confirming this on is safest.
• Getting to Cam is not straight forward either. The best way is to go to opposite Ganly’s, Athlone get on the Galway Road, take the Tuam Road exit on the R362 and then the R363 at a junction after a few miles onto the Ballyforan Road for another mile or two to Brideswell.  St. Brigid’s will have arrangements on their web site/Facebook also."

Roscommon’s Lion-Hearted Gerry O’Malley.

Tony Conboy wrote: "For a period of eighteen years, from 1947 to 1965, the heartbeat of Roscommon football was Gerry O’Malley. It was he who gave it hope in the latter years of the fifties and the early years of the sixties. While Roscommon had many fine players in that time the one name that echoed across the length and breathe of the Gaelic football world was that of O’Malley."
Tony's Article Headings: Roscommon’s Lion-Hearted Gerry O’Malley : All-Star : O’Malley’s Greatest Hours : The Broken Crossbar Final : All-Ireland Final of 1962 : Club Loyalty : A love of Hurling

Kilronan and Lough Rynn castles sold

Kilronan photo

Kilronan Castle near Ballyfarnon and Lough Rynn Castle in Mohill, Co Leitrim have been sold as going concerns by Savills, on behalf of the Hanly Group. Kilronan Castle had a guide price of €4.5 million, while Lough Rynn Castle had a €3.5 million price tag. Both went on the market last October. It is believed they sold for their respective asking prices.

Dodd's Trad Session, Friday 8th January

Dodd's Trad Session

Parents of underage boys football in Boyle

You are invited to a special meeting to be held in the GAA Clubroom on Tuesday 12th January at 8.30pm where you will be briefed on what the Club has to offer in football coaching and playing for all from age 6 to 18. "We want to ensure that you are fully informed on all club activities and we warmly welcome your involvement with the Club."

St. Joseph's Church, Cloonloo

P0003616_2This is the beautiful Christmas 2015 Nativity Crib in St. Joseph's Church, Cloonloo.

Flooding crisis

Today, the government has signed off on a range of measures to alleviate the problems caused by the flooding crisis. Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney says measures will also be examined to look at the prospect of helping people leave homes that are regularly flooded.

Boyle Chamber Lotto Result, Monday January 4th

Numbers drawn: 6,12,16,27
Match Three winners: N. McKeon, A. Bell
Jackpot winner: None
Thank you to all who support the Chamber Lotto
Next draw Monday January 11th at 11.00pm in Dodd’s Bar. Lotto Jackpot €14,240

Gerry O'Malley R.I.P.

legends10Gerry O'Malley receives his 'Legends of sport' award from Shauna Kavanagh from the Olive Foundation in aid of Cystic Fibrosis. Photo: Conor Healy Photography

Irish Times: Roscommon “colossus” Gerry O’Malley has passed away aged 87 - with county board chairman Seamus Sweeney leading the tributes to arguably the county’s greatest ever player.
Irish Independent: O'Malley ranks up there as one of the best GAA football players never to have won an All Ireland and wore the Roscommon jersey with distinction from November 1947 all the way through to 1964. In 1961, Gerry was chosen as the footballer of the year by the Association of Gaelic Sports journalists in a countrywide ballot.
Comment: Gerry won an All-Ireland medal with Roscommon junior hurlers when they defeated Warwickshire in the 1965 final.
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20160105_101236Silveroe, and other residents will note that the weather is set to improve a little

Some scattered showers at first but the showers will become isolated this afternoon and sunny spells will develop. Highs of 6 to 9 Celsius in light, locally moderate, northerly breezes. Winds will be fresh at times near the north and west coasts.

Boyle Badminton Club

Bernie wrote: "It's that time of year again when we run the Connacht C Competition in the Sports Complex on Saturday January 9th starting at 10am. More than 50 players have entered our competition so a great day's badminton is promised."

Air Ambulance

P0003610Air Ambulance helicopter in Abbey Park, Monday 5th January

Thank God for our emergency Air Ambulance Service. This is a fantastic service and a credit to ambulance drivers and support services who arrange the connections.
Monday 5th January: A helicopter was called to ferry a patient to hospital. The coast guard helicopter got from its base in Strandhill to Abbey Park, Boyle in 9 minutes, took a patient on board and had the patient in a Galway hospital 20 minutes after takeoff from Boyle.

Gain Certification in IT in 2016

Make this your New Year’s Resolution - to gain Certification at Level 4 or 5 in IT at Roscommon Learning links Elphin Street, Boyle. If you are currently unemployed and looking to gain skills and certification to help re-enter the workplace or progress to further education, please call us on 071 9664510 or call into us any morning (located next door to Trojan). Places available in January, so don’t delay, and take action today.

Family Home under threat of flooding

Vincent & Ann Brady at their flooded front gate with Cllr. Maura Hopkins

In addition to flooded rivers, Turloughs are why we have flooding in this area. A Turlough is a type of seasonal appearing / disappearing lake found mostly in limestone areas of Ireland, west of the River Shannon.
Photos with the Brady Family, an active Roscommon County Councillor and the plight of those affected by flooding close to Boyle.
In the midst of their flooding ordeal Vincent and Ann Brady wish to thank neighbours, friends, Boyle Anglers, Co Councillors, Ros Co Council, Gardai, Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club, and a large group of volunteers who are helping them by supplying pumps, lights, sand bags and much needed assistance at this difficult, scary time.


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The Message Of Christmas

P0003548Nativity Crib, St. Joseph's Church, Boyle, Christmas 2015

P0003545St. Joseph's Church, Boyle Christmas 2015


Elphin Diocese

Homily of Bishop Kevin Doran for the World Peace Day - Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God - January 1st 2016