Wednesday, November 30, 2005

News 30 - 11 - 05

Club Draw
The Club Draw will take place in Peter Reynolds’ in Rooskey no Saturday night next. As always, your support would be greatly appreciated

Ladies Meeting
The Ladies County Board are currently undertaking a series of meetings with those interested in Ladies football in Leitrim and they will be in the Community Centre in Bornacoola on Thursday night next to meet anyone with an interest in the future of the game in the parish. All are welcome and any relevant club issues will be discussed with the meeting getting underway at 9.30pm.

The GOAL Mile will take place in Dromod on New Year’s Day with the usual raffle, ceol agus craic ar siúl sa Copper Still tar éis an rás. Entertainment will be by the Rodeo Man himself, Sean Mahon, and if you are interested in running or walking the mile and generating some much needed funds for this very worthy third world charity, further details are available from Noel Mahon on 087 2646931.

Club Executive
There will be a meeting of the Club Executive in the Community Centre on Saturday night next at 7.45pm. All members of the Executive are asked to attend.

A meeting in regard to Scór na nÓg will be held in the Community Centre at 9 O’Clock (directly after the Executive meeting) on Saturday night next. Bornacoola will be involved on the 10th of December in Ballinamore and we’d ask anyone interested in helping out this year to come along to this meeting.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

News 22 - 11 - 05

Cairde Barr na Cúille
The Cáirde Barr na Cúille draw was held in the Copper Still on Saturday night last and performed by Club President Fr Gerry O Brien. First prize of €2,000 was won by Shay and Mary Reynolds, Cloncolory; 2nd prize of €600 was won by Shane Reynolds, Esker and Feargal Mc Gill, Dromod took third prize of €400. A special spot prize of Sunday lunch for two, sponsored by Cox’s Steakhouse in Dromod went to Henry Faughnan, Dromod.
Our thanks to all who dug deep to be a part of Cairde Barr na Cúille in 2005 and of course the money raised will play a huge role in allowing the club to continue its development over the next twelve months.
The signed International Rules jersey that was auctioned on the night raised €1200 and was purchased on behalf of the Weir Lodge in Rooskey.

Last year former Bornacoola, Leitrim and Connacht footballer Noel Mahon organised a very successful GOAL mile on New Years Day and Noel tells me he will again be organising one this year.
The event will take place on January 1st with entertainment and an auction afterwards in the Copper Still. We’ll publish further information on sponsorship cards and how you can get involved at a later date.

Welcome Home
Great to see Morgan Shanley back in Bornacoola at the weekend. Morgan had been one of our most consistent performers over the last number of years and hopefully will return to the Black and Amber in the new year after a 12 month absence.

Monday, November 14, 2005

News 14 - 11 - 05

Intermediate Shield
Well done to the Intermediate team who secured some well deserved silverware when giving the best performance of their season in beating Glencar/Manorhamilton in the Division 3 Shield final on Sunday last.
In an entertaining game, a goal from Brian Mallon set us on the way to victory and an excellent save from a penalty by goalkeeper Gerry Gearty ensured we triumphed on a scoreline of 1-9 to 0-7.
The team and scorers in the final were: Gerry Gearty, Damian Mc Guinness, Seamus Mallon, Richard Bohan, John Reynolds, Shane Conroy, Daniel Canning, MJ Winters, Colm Farrell (0-1), Jason Conroy (0-1), Bobby Shanley (0-3), Brendan Duignan, Niall Mc Gowan, David O Connor (0-3) and Brian Mallon (1-0). Subs used were Aiden Reilly (0-1) and Seoirse Reynolds.
Captain on the day was Daniel Canning and hopefully he will go on to lift plenty more silverware in the next number of years.
We’d like to thank the boys for the effort they have put in throughout the year and hopefully next year we can build on the success at this level.

Get Well Soon
Our best wishes to club players Des Dobson and Vinny Canning who both suffered unfortunate breaks in the last few weeks. A good time of year for bones to heal lads, and hopefully we’ll see ye both back on the training field in 2006

The Reilly family would like to thank all those who attended a mass for Marion on Friday evening last. The ever popular Marion is held in very high regard around the area and all at the club wish her a speedy and full recovery.

Year’s End

As it is now the end of the playing year, we would like to extend a special word of thanks to Michael Shanley (Ballygeehar) for the exceptional manner in which he looked after the club’s playing gear throughout the year. You couldn’t ask for a more dedicated man for the job and the players deeply appreciate his contribution in this regard throughout the season.

Cairde Barr na Cúille
The Cairde Barr na Cúille draw will take place in the Copper Still on Saturday night next. First prize is €2000, 2nd prize €600, 3rd prize €400. All welcome on the night and music will be provided.
In addition to the draw, there will also be an auction for a framed Ireland International Rules jersey, signed by all the players who travelled to Australia for the International Rules series last month. Bids will be accepted on the night, or can be made to myself at 087 2897608 at any time before 9pm on Saturday night.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

News 08 -11-05

Intermediate Shield Final
The Intermediate shield final takes place this Sunday in Drumkeerin at 2.30 against Glencar/Manorhamilton. Best of luck to the lads on a great chance to earn some silverware before the end of the year.

Clonguish Tournament
Our thanks to the Clonguish club for inviting our U-12 team to their recent tournament. The lads had a great day out and thoroughly enjoyed their involvement.

Underage Tops
Tracksuit tops for our underage panels will be given out at the pitch on Friday night at 7.30pm. We’d ask any player who still has a sponsorship card to please return it on the night.

Our best wishes to former players and club officials Seamus Gannon and Sean Mc Gowan who celebrated their birthday’s recently. One of them turned forty and the other reached the half century, but we’ll leave it to yourselves to figure out which is which.

Cáirde Barr na Cúille
The Cáirde Barr na Cúille draw will take place on Saturday night week, November 19th in the Copper Still. First prize is EUR2,000, 2nd prize EUR600 and 3rd prize EUR400.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

News 25 - 10 - 05

We would like to extend the sympathy of everyone at the club to
the McGill family on the untimely passing on Sunday evening of
Cormac after a brave battle with illness. Cormac's involvement
with the club stretches back many years at different levels and
has also given great service at county level particularly at
As the local correspondent of the Longford Leader and
Leitrim Observer, Cormac gave great coverage to Gaelic football
in Leitrim. A proud Donegal man who never forgot his roots, he
was known as 'The Follower' throughout his native county for his
weekly GAA article in the Donegal Democrat.
Cormac has also bequeathed a rich musical legacy to the area through the school
and his work with the choir. He was also a strong advocate on
the local Tidy Towns committee. Through his involvement with the
GAA and his writing, Cormac is known throughout the country and
his loss is keenly felt by all in Bornacoola and beyond.
sympathy is extended to his wife Mary, son Feargal and daughters
Nessa and Ailbhe. Removal is this evening (Wed) at 7 to Annaduff
church and funeral mass on Thursday at 11 o clock. Ar dheis Dé
go raibh a anam.

Under 16 Football Champioship Final:

We played Drumreilly in the 13-aside Under 16 championship Final
on Saturday in Cloone. We played with the aid of a strong breeze
in the first half and lead 1-7 to 1-2 at the break. During the
first half our scores came from Fergal Howard 0-6, Conor
McCawley 0-1 from a 50, and Declan Shanley 1-0.
Drumreilly performed very well in the first half scoring 1-2 against the
breeze leaving them in an excellent position for the second half
when playing with the breeze. Drumreilly opened the second half
with two quick points and looked to have the advantage as the
lads initially struggled against the strong breeze.
However playing their best football of the season the lads put in a
blistering final 20 minutes scoring 2-5 to Drumreillys 1-3.
Declan Shanley and Mervin Howard scored our goals in the second
In the second half all players put their shoulder to the
wheel and this was an excellent team performance to capture the
This marks the end of a wonderful year for the Under 16
team who captured the league earlier in the year. The team and
management would like to thank Derek Hunt of the Copper Still
for the meal after the game and Brian Blake who videoed the
Jackie and Brian would like to take this opportunity to thank
all the players and their parents for the commitment shown since
the team commenced training at the beginning of February this
year. Finally, great credit is due to trainers Brian Mallon and
Jackie Conboy who have put in an enormous amount of work with
these young men. Comhgairdeas oraibh go léir.
Under 16 Panel:Alan Croghan, Connor McCawley, Sean Ryan, Damien
McGown, Kevin Canning, Paul Hackett, Damien Moran, Niall O
Connor, Fergal Howard, David Mulligan, Sean McKeon, Mervin
Howard, Declan Shanley, Harry Comisky, Alan Bohan, Darren
McGuishin, Darren Faughnan, Bernard Hackett.

Intermediate League

As a consequence of the win by walkover against Mohill on
Sunday, our intermediate team are now due to meet Glencar/Manor
in the Intermediate shield final.
Senior League
In fine conditions in Dromod on Saturday week we played our
third game of phase two of the Senior League against St Marys.
Despite enjoying good possession, we were defeated on a
scoreline of 1-11 to 0-4, St Marys were much sharper in front of
goal and pulled away in the last quarter to run out deserving
winners .
Team and scorers was: Feargal Mc Gill, Damian Mc
Guinness,Seamus Mallon, Shane Conroy, John McGuinness, Jason
Conroy, MJ Winters, Gary McCloskey, Michael Duignan, Mark
McCloskey (0-2), Bobby Shanley (0-1), Jonathan Duffy (0-1),
Brian Conroy, Colm Farrell, Brian Mallon. Subs : Phillip Howard,
Brendan Duignan, Daniel Canning Richie Bohan. We play Kiltubrid
away on Saturday evening our last league game.

Race Night
The annual race will be held in the Brandywell on Saturday night
and people are asked to return their race cards to Seamus Mallon
in advance on the big night. As always your support is
appreciated and a good entertaining night is guaranteed.

Connacht club championship
Well done to Kiltubrid on their recent win over
Strandhill/Collera in the Connacht club championship where they
showed great character in a tough game.