Monday, March 27, 2006

News 27 - 03 - 06

Division 5
On Sunday morning our junior team played their second league match in Manorhamilton and despite a spirited performance we suffered a defeat by a strong Glencar/Manor team on a scoreline of 3-17 to 2-06. Declan Shanley and Fergal Howard found the net for us . It is heartening to see these two young players along with Ollie Vaughan and Conor McCauley putting in solid displays in the adult ranks.
The team was as follows: Kevin Mallon, Gerald Moffatt, John Bohan, Ray Hanley, Edward Moffat,, Conor McCauley, John Shanley, Richie Bohan (Capt), Brendan Duignan, Jackie Conboy,, Aidan Reilly, Fergal Howard, Declan Shanley, Declan Conboy, Ollie Vaughan: subs Brian Reilly, Dessie Dobson.

Under 16 Football League
On Friday evening the under 16 team won round 2 of the league against Aughavas . The final score was 4-13 to 2-04 and the team lined out as follows: John Hackett, Sean Ryan, Darren Faughnan, Kevin Canning, Damian McGowan (2-2), Anthony Mulligan, Paul Hackett (0-2), Sean McKeon (0-5), David Mulligan (1-1), Mervyn Howard (0-1), Daniel Farrell, Allan Croghan (1-1), Darren McGushin. Subs: Harry Comiskey (0-1), Roy Keenan, Tony Shanley, Bernard Hackett, Damian Moran, Niall O Connor..

All adult players should note that they must pay their club membership if they intend to play in 2006 - €30 payable to Shane Reynolds, Jackie Conboy or Pat Farrell.

Scór Sinsear
Pride of place this week goes to our Scór winners in the in the Connacht final of Scór Sinsear on Sunday night last in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo . With the club representing Leitrim in three disciplines, we secured two Connacht titles in Recitation and Question Time. Aidan Dockery performed to his usual high standard to win the recitation.
Our Question time team matched his feat and won the title after a tie-breaker round and well done to the team of Aidan Dockery, Liam Rabbitte and Marie Therese Dockery who deputised for the absent Feargal McGill.
Despite a lively display from our Set Dancing team of Philomena Mulligan, John Reynolds, Martina Hackett, Seoirse Reynolds, Mary Mallon , John Shanley, Lorraine Reynolds and Peter Mallon, the title went to a very polished Roscommon team.
Hopefully they will return stronger next year. Also, well done to the Ballad group from Aughnasheelin and Figure dancing team from Glencar/Manor on winning Connacht titles. We wish Aidan and the Question time team the best of luck in the All-Ireland finals in Killarney in early April.

Club Draw
The winners in the club draw held in The Bridge on Saturday night were €100 M Hester c/o Fionnuala Howard, €20 Philomena Doyle c/o Mary Mallon, Orla Sheehan, Chris Gavigan, Joe O’Gorman and Orla Bohan. The winner of a bottle of whiskey , kindly donated by Mary Reynolds, The Bridge , was Breege Duffy.

Senior Ladies
The ladies team game on Sunday was postponed at late notice due to a waterlogged pitch in Carrick. Training continues for all panel members.

County Minor
The County minor team was defeated by Roscommon in the Connacht league in wet conditions on Saturday evening in Dromod. Well done to our clubmen of Conor McCauley playing a full back , Niall O Connor at centre back, David O Connor operating at centre forward and Declan Shanley lining out at corner forward on their respective performances.

Division 1 League
The first team commence the Senior league division 1 on Sunday away to Aughawillan at 2.30pm.

Monday, March 20, 2006

News 20 - 03 - 06

Club Draw
The monthly Club Draw will take place on Saturday night in the The Bridge with music by Tom Moran. As usual a good night is guaranteed and your support is appreciated.

Tráth na gCeist Seachtain na Gaelige
The club featured on St Patrick’s Day in Croke Park when they represented Leitrim and Connacht in the All- Ireland final of Tráth na gCeist as part of Seachtain na Gaelige . The team line-up was Aiden and Marie Therese Dockery, Liam Rabbitte and Cyril Staunton with Evelyn Reynolds and Padraig Duffy also part of the team that triumphed in earlier rounds.
Despite a great performance from our team, the All-Ireland title went to Kerry. Well done to all the team on this fine achievement and a great day was had by all. Special thanks to our PRO, Feargal who offered the team a big welcome to Páirc an Chrócaigh .

Division 3
Last Saturday evening our Division 3 team played their second league match with a hard fought win over our neighbours Mohill in Dromod on a scoreline of 2-12 to 3-05 ,with our goals coming from the boot of Aidan Reilly and Feargal Howard.
The team and scorers was as follows: Gerry Gearty, Gerald Moffatt, Seamus Mallon, Conor McCauley, Niall McGowan, Richie Bohan, Danny Canning (Capt), Pat Farrell (0-5), Colm Farrell (0-2), MJ Winters (0-1), Brian Mallon, Bobby Shanley, Feargal Howard (1-0), Phillip Howard (0-5), Aidan Reilly (1-0). Subs used: Jackie Conboy, Oliver Vaughhan, John Reynolds.

Division 5
On Sunday morning our junior team had their first league game of 2006 which resulted in a two point defeat at the hands of Aughnasheelin in Dromod. The final score was 1-08 to 0-13 with Declan Shanley scoring our goal on his debut in adult football.
The team was as follows: Kevin Mallon, Gerald Moffatt, Richie Bohan, Ray Hanley, Jackie Conboy, Brendan Duignan, Christy Bohan, Pat Farrell (Capt), Conor McCauley, Declan Shanley, Aidan Reilly, Fergal Howard, Seoirse Reynolds, Declan Conboy, Gerry Gearty: subs Oliver Vaughan, Tom Reynolds, Paul Derwin, Padraig Duffy, Dessie Dobson.
The team is in action again on Sunday at 12 oclock in Manorhamilton. All eligible players to meet at the pitch at 10.15am.

Under 16 Football League
Our Under 16 team started the 2006 league campaign with a hard fought victory over a strong and impressive Drumkeerin side in Dromod on Sunday evening last. Bornacoola won on a scoreline of 3-11 to 2-9.
The lads started the game brightly and led by 0-3 to 0-1 after 10 minutes. The next fifteen minutes of the first half were all Drumkeerin and during this period they scored four unanswered points to lead 0-5 to 0-3.
Bornacoola then turned the tide with an excellently worked goal following great work by Mervin Howard in midfield to win possession for the Bors. Both sides then exchanged points to leave the score at halftime 1-4 to 0-6 in favour of the Bors.
The first 10 minutes of the second half were very even as both teams exchanged points but Drumkeerin did score an excellent goal to leave the lads trailing by three with 20 minutes to play. The Bors put in an impressive final 20 minutes both in defence and attack to lead by seven points entering the final minutes.
A last minute penalty for Drumkeerin pulled the score back to four but the lads had done enough to earn an excellent victory. Thanks to the large crowd who turned up to support but teams which added to the excitement of the game.
Our next game is on Friday evening (24th March) at 5.30pm away to Aughavas.

The under 16 team lined out as follows: John Hackett, Sean Ryan, Darren Faughnan, Daniel Farrell, Damien McGown, Kevin Canning, Mervin Howard, Niall O Connor, David Mulligan, Sean McKeon, Anthony Mulligan, Alan Croghan, Paul Hackett, subs: Harry Comisky for Alan Croghan and Tony Shanley for Anthony Mulligan.

A timely reminder to all players that they must pay their club membership if they intend to play in 2006 - €30 payable to Shane Reynolds, Jackie Conboy or Pat Farrell.

Scór Sinsear
The club will compete in three disciplines in the Connacht final of Scór Sinsear on Sunday night next in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo . The night is due to commence at 6pm. Good local support will be a huge help to our participants in Set Dancing, Recitation and Question Time.
The competitors on Sunday are: Recitation, Aiden Dochery ; Question Time, Aidan Dochery, Liam Rabbite and Feargal Mc Gill, and the Set Dancing troupe of Philomena Mulligan, John Reynolds, Martina Hackett, Seoirse Reynolds, Mary Mallon , John Shanley, Lorraine Reynolds and Peter Mallon.

Senior Ladies
The Ladies team commenced their league on Sunday with a loss to St Josephs . Ladies training is on Wednesday evenings at 7pm under Sean and Peter. The team lined out as follows: Orla Bohan, Sarah Duffy, Niamh Reynolds (Capt), Susan Shanley, Lisa McGowan, Cora McCauley, Charlotte Faughnan, Jillian Duignan, Leonie Duffy, Louise Staunton, Kelly Howard, Victoria Duignan, Emma Moffatt . Subs: Joanne McGushin, Alison McKeon and Maeve Duffy.
The next ladies league game is on Sunday next at 12 o’ clock away to St Mary’s in Carrick.

Underage girls training
Training will commence for our underage girls at 11am on Saturday morning at the club grounds under the acute guidance of Orla Bohan.

The sympathies of all at the club are extended to the Hackett family, Liscloonadea on the recent passing of Patricia . Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

News 15 - 03 - 06

Seachtain na Gaeilge
Is í Seachtain na Gaeilge an fhéile Ghaeilge agus chultúrtha is mó a bhíonn ar siúl in Éirinn gach bliain agus beidh sé ar siúl i mbliana dtí an 17ú Márta. Beidh na céadta míle duine ag glacadh páirte in imeachtaí - céilithe, ceolchoirmeacha agus tráthanna na gceist boird san áireamh - a bheidh á n-eagrú ag suas le 250 grúpa idir i mí Mhárta. Beidh na himeachtaí seo á n-eagrú i ngach contae in Éirinn, chomh maith le Ceanada, na Stáit Aontaithe, an Bhrasaíl, Sasana, agus an Ghearmáin. Glacfaidh na céadta scoil agus club óige páirt san fhéile chomh maith trí imeachtaí éagsúla a chur ar siúl. Táimid fhéin ag déanamh iarracht páirt bheag a ghlacadh sa seachtain seo ar son an chlub le cupla líne de na nótaí a chur as Gaeilge. B'fhéidir go mbeidh sibh féin in ann cúpla focail gaeilge a usáid i rith an tseachtain. Na Barrs Abú!

Scór Sinsear
A return to the old days for Barr na Cúille in Cluainín Uí Ruairc (Manorhamilton) on Saturday night last as we captured the 2006 Club of the Year award in Scór and also won county titles in Athriseoireacht (Recitation), Tráth na gCeist (Question Time) and Rinnce Seit (Set Dancing). The success was a tribute to the hard work put in by in particular Martina Bn Uí hAicéid and all of the contestants from the parish whose hard work contributed to the overall award. Aodhán Ó Dochartaigh won the Athriseoireacht, Aodhán, Liam Ó Coinín and Feargal Mac Giolla were our representatives in Tráth na gCeist and our Rinnce Seit team, who brought the house down with a terrific performance were Martina Bn Uí hAicéid, Máire Bn Uí Mealáin, Lorraine Bn Uí Raghnaill, Philomena Ní Maolagáin, Seán “Barnes” Ó Seanlaíoch, Seán Mac Raghnaill, Peadar Ó Mealáin agus Seoirse Mac Raghnaill.

Our other contestants were in Rince Fóirne (Figure Dancing) – Niamh Ní Raghnaill, Sarah Ní hAicéid, Susan Ní Seanlaíoch, Therese Ní Seanlaíoch, Orlaith Nic Aonghusa, Emma Mofféid, Teresa Bn Uí Raghnaill agus Martina Bn Uí hAicéid, in Ceol Uirlise (Instrumental Music) – Deirdre Bn Uí Maolagáin, Sharon Bn Uí Sheoin agus Feargal Mac Giolla, in Balléid Grupa - Philomena Ní Maolagáin, Martina Bn Uí hAicéid, Deirdre Bn Uí Maolagáin, Sharon Bn Uí Sheoin agus Orlaith Ní Buacháin and finally in Nuachleas (Novelty Act) Deaglán Ó Conbhuí, Brian agus Caomhín Ó Mealáin, Máire Bn Uí Mealáin (Snr), Dympna Bn Uí Moiféid agus Aine Máire Bn Uí Bhaoill.

Our thanks to all who travelled from Barr na Cúille to lend their support, to all those who helped out behind the scenes with the preparation of teams (including Pauline Bn Uí Dhiarmada leis an Nuachleas agus Caitlín Ní Moiféid leis an Seit. Finally our thanks to Máire Bn Uí Cháiside Seán Ó Gadhra agus Derec Ó Moithide for providing the music for both Rince Fóirne agus Rince Seit. Comhgairdeas agus buíochas daoibh go léir.

Beidh Craobh Chonachta Scór Sinsear ar siúl i Tobar an Choire (Tubbercurry) ar an Domhnach, Márta 26.

Tráth na gCeist Seachtain na Gaeilge
Beidh Tráth na gCeist Seachtain na Gaeilge ar siúl I bPáirc an Chrócaigh ar Lá Fhéile Phádraig (an Aoine seo chugainn). Sé an céad uair a mbeidh Foireann Barr na Cúille ag glacadh páirt ar son Chonnacht i gCroabh Cheannais na hÉireann sa chomórtas seo. Ádh mór do Aodhán, Eibhlín, Marie Therese, Liam, Cyril agus Pádraig.

Sraith Idir Mheanach
We played Seán Ó Heslins in our céad cluiche sa Sraith Idir Mheanach (Intermediate league) i mBarr na Cúille ar an Domhnaigh seo caite. A good win for the Bors by 0-11 to 0-4 has set us up nicely for this weekend’s meeting with Maothaill which is in Mohill at 4.30 pm on Saturday. Foireann de Satharan: Gearóid Mac Oireachtaigh, Gearóid Moiféid, Seamus Ó Mealáin, Risteard Ó Buacháin, Donal Ó Cainín, Morgan Ó Seanlaíoch, Niall Mac Gabhann (0-1), Colm Ó Fearaíl (0-1), Padraig Ó Fearaíl, Roibeárd Ó Seanláioch, Brian Ó Mealáin (0-1), Roibeárd Ó Moráin (0-1), Aodhán Ó Raghallaigh (0-3), Pilíb Mac Íomhar (0-4) agus Olibhéar Ó Meacháin. Fir Ionaid: MS Ó Geimhridh, Seán O Conbhuí, Feargal Mac Íomhar agus Seán O Seanlaíoch.

Sraith Sóisir
The Junior league gets underway this weekend and we meet Achadh na Síleann on Sunday in Dromod at 12 noon.

Sraith Mionúir
No game in the minor league last weekend as Liatroim were in action against Maigh Eo in the Connacht Minor league in Béal an Átha Mhóir A great three point win for the home team with Bornacoola players Dáithí agus Niall Ó Conchubhair, Conchúr Mac Amhlaí, agus Deaglán Ó Seanlaíoch all part of the Leitrim panel

Sraith Fé 16
We are due to play Droim Caothrainn in the U-16 League this Sunday in Dromod at 5pm

Our best wises to Jason O Conraoi who suffered a nasty facial injury in a recent challenge game. We hope to see him ar ais arís ins an Dubh agus Ómra (Black and Amber) before too long.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

News 7 - 03 - 06

Connacht Title
Ár Comhgairdeas do foireann Tráth na gCeist Barr na Cúille a glacadh páirt i tráth na gceist Seachtain na Gaelige is a bhuaigh Craobh Connachta i rith an seachtain seo caite. Tá said anois ag dul go dtí Páirc an Chrócaigh ar lá Fhéile Phádraig chun páirt a glacadh i Craobh na hÉireann ar son Liatroim agus Connacht. The team that captured the Connacht title on Wednesday feature Aiden and Marie Therese Dochery along with Liam Rabbitte and Evelyn Reynolds, while Cyril Staunton and Padraig Duffy were on the team that triumphed earlier in the county final.
I think St Patrick ’s Day will surely be the first occasion that a team from Bornacoola has featured on All Ireland day in Croke Park and we’d like to wish them all the best in their quest for national glory.

Scór Sinsear
A terrific night in the Community Centre on Friday last saw Bornacoola entered in all eight disciplines in Scór Sinsear for the first time in many years. A huge local turnout roared the Bors to success and the club are through to the county final in Manorhamilton on Saturday night next in Figure and Set Dancing, Ballad Group, Recitation, Novelty Act, Instrumental Music and Question Time.
The competitors on Friday last were: Figure Dance – Niamh Reynolds, Orla Mc Guinness, Susan Shanley, Sarah Hackett, Therese Shanley, Emma Moffatt, Teresa Reynolds and Martina Hackett , Recitation – Aiden Dochery, Solo Singing – Philomena Mulligan, Instrumental Music – Sharon Jones, Deirdre Mulligan, Ballad Group – Martina Hackett, Sharon Jones, Deirdre Mulligan, Orla Bohan and Mildred Donnelly, Question Time – Aidan Dochery, Liam Rabbite and Feargal Mc Gill, Novelty Act – Declan Conboy, Anne Marie Boyle, Dympna Moffat, Kevin, Brian and Mary Mallon (Snr) and Set Dancing – Philomena Mulligan, John Reynolds, Martina Hackett, Seoirse Reynolds, Mary Mallon (jnr), John Shanley, Lorraine Reynolds and Peter Mallon.

There will be a coach from the parish travelling to Manorhamilton on Saturday evening, departing the GAA grounds at 5.15pm. The cost will be EUR5 and if you are intending to travel you are asked to give your name to either Shane Reynolds (087 9751993) or Feargal Mc Gill (087 2897608). The County final will get underway at 7.30pm.

Challenge Games
Both the 1st and 2nd teams enjoyed useful challenges at the weekend against Kilmore and Eslin respectively. Our thanks to these clubs for travelling to Dromod for the games. The Intermediate league gets underway on Sunday next and Bornacoola have a home game in Dromod against Sean O Heislins with a 12.30pm throw-in.

U-16 League
The U-16 league is starting this Saturday and we will be entering the 13-a-side section along with Drumreilly, Drumkeerin, Aughavas, Kiltubrid and Gortletteragh. First game against Drumreilly away from home at 2pm on Saturday.

Minor League
The minors made it three wins out of three on Sunday morning with a comfortable victory over Melvin Gaels by 3-15 to 1-6. The team and scorers was: Alan Croghan, Conor Mc Cauley, Darren Faughnan, Damian Mc Gowan, Niall O Connor, Paul Hackett (0-1), Feargal Howard (1-1), David O Connor (0-3), Oliver Vaughan (0-4), Declan Shanley (1-2), Sean Mc Keon (1-3), David Mulligan, Mervyn Howard (0-1).

Club Draw
Winners in last Saturday’s club draw were: €100 Colin Mc Guinness, €20 Willie Mc Gushin, Padraig Jones, Mary Mallon, John Duffy & David Donnellan.

With the Intermediate league starting this weekend, and the Junior the following weekend, we’d remind all players that they most pay their membership if they intend to play in 2006 - €30 payable to Shane Reynolds, Jackie Conboy or Pat Farrell.

Ladies Training
Ladies training is continuing on Wednesday evenings under Peter Mallon and Sean Mc Gowan. Last week, we forgot to mention that Gillian Duignan was named as the Ladies Player of the Year at the Dinner Dance. Well done to Gillian who had an outstanding year in the black and amber and our apologies for the oversight last week.

The sympathies of all at the club are extended to Angela Faughnan and family (Dromod) on the recent passing of Angela’s sister Nora Maguire (Cortober). Also to the Reynolds (Cloncolory), Shanley (Ballyheeher) and Duffy (Cloonmorris) families on the death of Molly Lanigan in England, an aunt of Mary, Kathleen and Bríd. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.