Monday, February 06, 2006

News 6 - 2 - 06

Minor League
The Minor’s will have the honour of getting the playing season underway when they play St Mary’s in the first round of the league on Saturday next at 4 O’Clock in Carrick.

Ladies Matters
The Ladies team have been placed in Division 2 of the league for 2006 alongside Annaduff, Ballinaglera, Manorhamilton, St Joseph’s and St Marys. At Convention, Bornacoola’s Patricia Bohan was returned as PRO, while sister Orla takes on the role of Assistant Treasurer

Hurler of the Year
Our congratulations to Conor Mc Cauley who was recently honoured as Leitrim’s Young Hurler of the Year for his performances in 2005. Conor is also an accomplished footballer, but it is great to see the ancient game being kept alive in the parish and one of our own excelling in the oldest and fastest field game on the planet. Maith thú a Conchubhair.

Our congratulations to club player, selector and official Brian Mallon on his recent engagement to Edel Hughes from Edgeworthstown. Edel and Brian have been going out with each other since sometime in the 1900’s and in proposing, Brian kept up that fine Mallon tradition with fountains by asking Edel at the Fontana di Trevi (or Trevi fountain to you and me) in Rome no less. Well, that’s certainly set the standard for the rest of ye. We’d like to wish the happy couple all the best in their future together.

Leitrim Supporters Club
Tickets for the Leitrim supporters club draw are available priced €40 from Sean Mc Gowan, Jackie Conboy, Shay Reynolds, Feargal Mc Gill and Orla Bohan. First prize is €5000 and there are many other attractive prizes.
Gary Mc Closkey had a great start to his season in Ballyshannon on Sunday and with Clare the visitors to Pairc Sean on Sunday, two points to add to the draw in Donegal could start a promotion push for Leitrim.

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday to Daniel Canning who celebrated his 21st on Saturday night last and was well and truly caught on the hop by friends and family with a surprise party in the Copper Still.

Dinner Dance
The Dinner Dance will take place on Friday, February 24th in the Shannon Key West Hotel in Roosky and music on the night will be by Busy Fingers. Tickets priced €35 are currently available from Mícheál Mc Gowan, Tom Moran, Jackie Conboy, Orla Bohan, Pat Farrell and Trevor Howard.

Australia Bound

Louise Farrell has become the latest Bornacoolian to head Down Under. One of the stars of the ladies league and championship winning campaign in 2004, Louise was also a regular with the Leitrim Ladies and will be sorely missed by both club and county. We hope she has a great time in Australia and that her exile will be only temporary before a return to the Black and Amber in 2007.

Membership at €30 for players and €10 for non-players is available from Pat Farrell, Shane Reynolds and Jackie Conboy. Ladies membership can be paid to Orla Bohan, Niamh Reynolds or Seamus Mallon

We’d like to express our deepest sympathies to Teresa Duignan and the Monaghan and Duignan families on the recent passing of Lizzie Monaghan (Gorvagh). Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Training for all adult players commences on Friday night next at 9pm.

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