Unfortunately our dream of a first county title in 48 years was put to the sword by a terrific performance by Kiltubrid in Pairc Sean on Sunday last.
Early goals in the first and second halves left us with too big a mountain to climb and a blistering final fifteen minutes from Kiltubrid gave the scoreline a slightly lopsided look and did scant justice to a battling Bornacoola performance. The defeat was hard to take, but our run in the championship made for a great summer in the parish and the outstanding support given to the team will long be remembered.
Our congratulations to Kiltubrid who proved themselves deserving winners of the 2005 championship and in so doing created history by capturing their first county title ever. We wish them all the best in the Connacht club championship and if they produce their best form, they will take some beating. Comhgairdeas daoibh go léir is go n-eirí libh ins na cathanna atá romhaibh i Cúige Connacht.
On behalf of the players and the team management, we’d like to express our thanks to all those who put so much effort into the preparations for the county final. Our many sponsors again came to the fore in our time of need and indeed many club members and supporters also made donations to the club in the past couple of weeks. Your support and kindness is deeply appreciated.
To everyone who erected flags, painted cars, put up signs or helped in any way to transform the parish into a sea of black and amber we also say a big thank you. It was also heartening to see so many people returned to the parish at the weekend – former players and officials or indeed just friends of the club.
Finally, the gesture from our neighbours in Annaduff who flew the Bornacoola flag at their grounds on Sunday morning didn’t go unnoticed and showed them as the true Gaels that they are. Well done to them in retaining their senior status in a difficult group and we look forward to renewing battle in our own unique way in 2006!
We’d like to extend the sympathies of all at the club to the Shanley family (Clonboney) on the death of Bridie at the weekend. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.