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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 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.