Minor Championship Final
On Tuesday week last we won the 9 a Side Minor Championship 2005 beating Glenfarne by 3 points in an excellent game of football. In a keenly contested game, Glenfarne got off to a great start and after ten minutes were six points in front by 2-1 to 0-1.
However two goals from David O Connor saw Bornacoola regain the initiative to lead at half time by 2-5 to 2-2. The second half was nip and tuck and a third Glenfarne goal left only one point between the sides with a few minutes left. We hit back again with two points and along with some good defending held out for a three point victory on a scoreline of Bornacoola 2-11 Glenfarne 3-5 as captain Stephen Reilly was presented with the Minor Championship trophy for 2005.
We would like to commiserate with Glenfarne who played very well all year at this grade and no doubt they will be back again next year. We would like to say a big thank you to Derek Hunt in the Copper Still who sponsored the refreshments for the team, management and supporters after the game.
Great credit is also due to team trainers Brian Mallon and Jackie Conboy who put in a terrific effort with this team throughout the year. The team & scorers in the final were: Daragh Gavican, Stephen Reilly, Conor Mc Cawley, Damian Mc Gowan, Jason Conroy (0-3), Niall O Connor, Fergal Howard (0-1), David O Connor (2-3), Declan Shanley (0-3). Subs; Paul Hackett, Sean Mc Keon (0-1), Oliver Vaughan, Stephen Mc Gowan, Paul Mc Gushin, Sean Ryan, Mark O Beirne, Mervyn Howard.
Winners in the August draw held in the Copper Still on Saturday night last were: EUR100 – Michael Mc Guinness, EUR20 Sean Duignan (Carrick), Sean O Farrell, Frank Stenson, Philip Howard and Pat Farrell (Drumsna)
Junior C Championship
The Junior team are now out of contention following their defeat to Glenfarne on Sunday last on a scoreline of 3-6 to 1-9. Our goal came from a Seoirse Reynolds penalty but unfortunately the concession of a couple of soft goals proved to be our ultimate undoing. The team and scorers was: Ronnie Duignan, John Shanely, Shane Reynolds, Oliver Vaughan, Edward Moffatt, Dermot Shanley, Niall Mc Gowan, Kevin Mallon, Richard Bohan, Seoirse Reynolds, Aiden Reilly, Padraig Duffy, Vinny Canning, Declan Conboy and Noel Mahon. The final group game is this Sunday against Gortletteragh.
Cairde Barr na Cúille
Membership of Cairde Barr na Cuille for 2005 will close this weekend. This is a type of “supporters club” initiative and membership is available for EUR200. There are only a small number of places left and you are asked to contact Shane Reynolds (087 9751993) or Feargal Mc Gill (087 2897608) for further information or if you are interested in joining.
We’d like to extend the sympathies of the club to the Shanley family (Cloncolory) on the death of Joe at the weekend. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam dhílis
County Championship Semi-Final
A mouth watering local derby in prospect on Saturday evening at 5pm Páirc Seán as we prepare to meet Gortletteragh in the county semi-final. As always we’d appeal to all Bornacoola supporters to get behind the team as we take on one of traditional superpowers of football in the county.
Our thanks to Derek Hunt in the Copper Still for his assistance recently in the provision of kit bags for the senior panel.
Our thanks to all who helped out with the auction in the Weir Lodge on Sunday last. It was a very successful event and one which raised a considerable amount of money for the club. Well done in particular to Seoirse Reynolds and his hardworking committee for the time and effort they put into the project and to all the club players and members who helped out on the day and in the weeks leading up to the event.
Finally our thanks to all the people of the parish for their help in donating all kinds of items to support the club. Go raibh mile maith agaibh go léir as ucht an chineáltas sin.
The boys and girls of the parish have been busy selling lines for their sponsored solo which will take place this Saturday. All boys and girls U-12, U-14 and U-16 players are asked to bring along their sponsorship cards for the sponsored solo to the park this Saturday morning at 11am.
Car flags and ordinary flags in the Bornacoola colours are currently available from shops in the local area.