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Boyle: Boyle actor in television debut

Watch out for a new TV series "Red Cap" which features Chris O Dowd son of Denise O Dowd and Sean O Dowd. The series will be screened on BBC 1 on Tuesday nights, Chris makes his screen debut on Tuesday January 14th Red Cap is an army drama and relates the investigation of circums

Watch out for a new TV series "Red Cap" which features Chris O Dowd son of Denise O Dowd and Sean O Dowd. The series will be screened on BBC 1 on Tuesday nights, Chris makes his screen debut on Tuesday January 14th Red Cap is an army drama and relates the investigation of circumstances surrounding an alleged killing by a British soldier in Germany. Chris plays the part of the accused soldier. Chris recently completed his acting studies at LAMDA, the London Academy where such celebrities as Liam Nesson, and Anthony Hopkins received their training as actors. All is friends in Boyle congratulate Chris and wish him well in his acting career.

WALKS and RUNS: Boyle Croi (5k.m and 1500 mtrs- 19th January. This route is the same route as the Hospice run/ walk as it is held to raise funds for the CROI West of Ireland Foundation it is run in conjunction with the Roscommon Sports Partnership with a view to getting all ages to do a little exercise. Full shower facilities, sweeper bus and post race refreshments. The 1500 meter race is for all walkers and runners and will commence at 2.15 p.m. with the usual prize categories. Registration is strictly from 1.00 p.m. to 1.45 p.m. at the GAA grounds opposite Boyle Abbey. Contact 086-8168830/ 071- 9662656.

BOYLE and district angling club AGM elected the following officers: Chairperson, Tom Commons; Vice-Chairperson, Shane O'Dowd, Secretary, Jane Suffin, Asst. Secretary, Bodo Funke; Treasurer, Joe Tormey; Asst., Treasurer, Hubert Geoghegan; PRO, Ann McGlynn. Membership is now due for 2003 at ?15 per person, this can be paid to the committee at the next club meeting which will be held in Dodd’s Lounge on Thursday 16th January at 9.30 p.m. all members and those who are interested in joining the club please attend contact: Ann 086-8130005. The results of the Pike Competition held on New Year's Day are as follows: 1st prize, Shane O'Dowd; 2nd, Martin Suffin; 3rd, Harry Shoestring; All proceeds from this competition are going to the North West Hospice this cheque will be presented at a later date.

The athletic club have suspended training for the moment, contact 086-8168830 for details.

The death took place on St Stephen’s day at St John’s Hospital Sligo after a prolonged illness of John Bruen Ballinafad formerly of Doon Boyle. He is survived and deeply mourned by his wife Nellie, children Anne, Geraldine, Elizabeth, Carmel, Theresa, Charles and John. His fifteen grandchildren three great grandchildren, daughters in law, sons in law, nieces and nephews. He was received into Ballinafad Church on Saturday evening and buried after Mass of the Resurrection on Sunday in Aughanagh Cemetery.

The Boyle Neighbourhood Youth Project can be contacted at their office in Patrick’s Street Boyle Telephone: 079- 62488, 64801 Fax 079-62659.

Weekly Cub and Scouts meetings take place on Tuesday evenings in the Scout Den at the rear of the Abbey College Sports Complex meetings times: Cubs 7p.m to 8.30 p.m Scouts 8.45 to 10.00 p.m.

UNA BHAN: The Tourism Co-Operative Craft Shop in the grounds of King House are open from Monday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00p.m. The Craft Shop stocks a wide range of locally made goods and crafts thus supporting local industry. Contact: 079-63033 Fax 079-63077 Email Web :

Bowling takes place on Wednesday evenings 7-9 p.m in the Sports Complex Boyle new members always welcome. If you are interested talk to Margaret on 071-962429.

The Curlew Walkers calendar of events for the coming year is now available a copy can be obtained when renewing your membership, membership fee ?20.00 per year. The next walk is on January 12th around Keash. Please meet on the Crescent at 12-noon. Contact Geraldine Daly 079-62731. BOYLE I.C.A. meetings have resumed in the Royal Hotel Boyle on Monday nights at 8 p.m.

A Peer support group for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse is to be set up in Castlerea under the umbrella of the Cuan Aire Family Centre. The aim of the group is to give emotional support to those who are living with the painful secrecy and trauma of the abuse that they have suffered. The Peer Support Group will initially have input from Donal Spring, Psychotherapist, and then will be run by survivors. Contact 086 3979596 for details.

The next Chamber of Commerce lotto draw will take place on Monday January 13th in Egans Abbey Lounge Bar tickets available from usual outlets.

THE next Boyle GAA lotto draw will be held on Friday January 17th in the Patrick’s Well Bar and Lounge Bar at 12.00 p.m. midnight. Tickets ?2 from usual outlets and GAA members.

MANCHESTER UNITED SC: The Roscommon Manchester United Supporters Club is open to all persons living or working in Roscommon For details on joining the supporters club please contact Noel on (079) 64995 or Padraig on (086) 819 4343.

Set Dancing continues every Monday night at Clark’s bar at 8.30 p.m. Beginners welcome.

Bingo is held in Ballinameen Community Centre every Thursday night, commencing 8.30 p.m.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS 2003: The Boyle group will be looking after hosts to the team from Mauritius who will arrive in Boyle on June 16th 2003. Volunteers are needed now. You are asked to apply on line at or get an application from Marie at the Bank of Ireland, Main Street, Boyle telephone (079) 62015, or through Trojan telephone (079) 62552.

If you are experiencing difficulties in your life, or you may be the victim of a crime, Victim Support have trained volunteers at the Drop-in Centre Castle Street, Roscommon, every Thursday night between 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. who offer emotional and practical support and listen to you in total confidence. It is a free service. If you cannot attend the Centre, then ring the Victim Support Office at 0903 28997.

If you just want a chat with someone of your own age or need information of facilities for those over fifty-five contact the Senior Helpline on 1850 440444, from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 7.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. daily. The number can be dialled from anywhere in Ireland at the local rate.

BINGO takes place on Tuesday nights in St Joseph’s Hall at 8.30 p.m.