Wednesday, April 26, 2006

News 26 - 04 - 06

Young Bors make their debuts
Last Saturday saw the latest generation of young Bors make their debuts in the black & amber at an under 10 blitz in Gortletteragh. A fantastic day saw the return of the black and amber hooped jerseys and our young guns did themselves proud in games against Mohill, Drumreilly/Aughwillian, Carrigallen and Gortletteragh.
Our supporters saw some great individual performances and most importantly the first steps of a new Bornacoola team throughout the morning.
Representing Bornacoola on Saturday were; Ronan Mulligan, Clara Reid, Fergal Hackett, Gearoid Mulligan, Liam Mulligan, Seona Cosgrove, Kevin Mulligan, Sean Muldowney, Robert O'Byrne, Kevin Shanley, Shannon Boyle, Aaron Hackett, Michelle Hackett. Dillon Hackett, Karl Mallon, Cian Mallon.

Finally we would like to thank Gortletteragh GFC and the Leitrim County Board for a fantastic mornings football and we would also like to thank our supporters who turned out to cheer the young Bors on.

U-16 League Final
Despite a brave performance in the U-16 league final against a Drumreilly/Aughawillan amalgamation in which we led for most of the game, the concession of two goals at crucial times ultimately cost Bornacoola victory on a scoreline of 2-9 to 0-11. The team and scorers was: John Hackett; Sean Ryan, Darren Faughnan, Kevin Canning; Damien McGowan, Anthony Mulligan, Paul Hackett; Niall O'Connor, David Mulligan; Sean McKeon (0-6), Mervyn Howard (0-5); Damien Moran, Alan Croghan.

All Ireland Scor Final
No joy for the Bors in Killarney on Saturday last. Aiden Dockery gave a wonderful performance in Recitation, but the title went to Cornafean. In Tráth na gCeist, a very experienced Monaleen team from Limerick came away with the honours despite the best efforts of Aidan, Liam Rabbitte and Marie Therese Dockery. However, there was some joy for Leitrim in the Ballad Group where Aughnasheelin gained just reward for all of the effort they have put in over the years by finally capturing that elusive All Ireland title. To Cait, Síle, Sinead, Brendan, Declan and all in the Aughnasheelin club we extend our congratulations on this excellent achievement

Senior League
Two defeats recently for the Senior team – the first against St Mary’s in Dromod on Saturday week last and most recently against Mohill on Sunday.
The team on Sunday was: Feargal Mc Gill, Conor Mc Cauley, Morgan Shanley, Damien Mc Guinness, Jason Conroy, Seamus Mallon, Daniel Canning, Gary Mc Closkey (0-1), Colm Farrell, Philip Howard (1-2), Mark Mc Closkey (0-2), Niall Mc Gowan (0-1), Shane Conroy (0-1), Trevor Howard and Brian Conroy. Subs used were David O Connor, Bobby Shanley.
A particular word of congratulations to Conor Mc Cauley who was starting his first game at senior level and performed admirably. We extend our best wishes to Pat Farrell, MJ Winters, Michael Duignan and John Mc Guinness for speedy recoveries from injuries sustained recently.

Ladies Football

The Ladies team enjoyed a victory over Ballinaglera on Good Friday in the league, but the Glera girls gained their revenge on Sunday last when they recorded victory in the 9-a-side competition.

Golf Classic

The Bornacoola GAA Golf Classic is scheduled to take place in Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club on Saturday May 20th. Already a large number of teams have secured their entry and we’d ask anyone interested in entering a team should contact Michael Mc Gowan at 086 2561023

Club Draw
The monthly club draw will take place this Saturday night in the Weir Lodge in Rooskey. Your support as always would be greatly appreciated with the usual music and craic guaranteed on the night.

Gaelic Telecom

Noel Mahon has been appointed as the local area rep for Gaelic Telecom. This is an opportunity to raise money for the club by changing your service provider to Gaelic Telecom. Under the scheme, by switching their phone to Gaelic Telecom, club members can save themselves money on line rental and call charges, but more importantly, 15% of the value of their call charges are rebated to their nominated club. In the last 6 months, Gaelic Telecom have rebated €250,000 to GAA clubs around the country.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

News 11 - 04 - 06

Division 3
The Division 3 team maintained their excellent start in the league with a hard fought victory over Gortletteragh in Dromod on Saturday evening last. A goal from Declan Shanley early in the second half gave us a six point cushion, but two late Gortletteragh three pointers left us hanging on at the end for a nervous victory on a scoreline of 1-8 to 2-3.
Team and Scorers was: Gerry Gearty, Gerald Moffat, Seamus Mallon, Conor McCauley, Niall McGowan, Richie Bohan, Danny Canning, Pat Farrell (0-2), Morgan Shanley, Feargal Howard, Brian Mallon, Bobby Shanley (0-1), Declan Shanley (1-0), Phillip Howard (0-5), Aidan Reilly. Subs used: John Reynolds, Jackie Conboy, Ollie Vaughan and Brendan Duignan.

Golf Classic
The Bornacoola GAA club Golf classic will take place in Carrick-on-Shannon Golf club on May 20th. Details can be obtained from Micheal Mc Gowan at 086 2561023 and all teams are welcome.

Leinster Colleges
Our congratulations to Bornacoola men Niall O Connor and Paul Hackett who starred for St Mel’s in their recent Leinster Junior Championship victory. Paul scored a vital goal, while Niall contributed a point in the Longford College’s victory.

Division 5
Glenfarne/Kilty were the visitors to Dromod on Sunday and proved much too strong for a young Bornacoola side. Aidan Reilly did find the net for the home team, but the visitors ultimately enjoyed a comfortable victory on a scoreline of 2-15 to 1-3.
Bornacoola team was: Kevin Mallon, Eddie Moffat, Brian Reilly, Gerald Moffat, Paul Derwin, John Bohan, Jackie Conboy, Brendan Duignan, Conor McCauley, Ollie Vaughan, Fergal Howard, Nigel Derwin, Declan Shanley, Aidan Reilly, Gerry Gearty. Sub: Ray Hanley.

The Ladies have a League game in Dromod on Friday evening at 5pm against Ballinaglera. Thus far numbers at training have been disappointing and the management are looking for a much better effort in the coming weeks.

Our second game in the League has been fixed for Saturday evening next in Dromod against St Marys. A note to all players that training on Friday night this week will be at 8pm and not 8.30 as in previous weeks.

U-16 League Final

The U-16 team have been enjoying a rich vein of form of late and have qualified for the league final this Thursday against Drumreilly/Aughawillan at 7pm in Cloone. As always, your support would be greatly appreciated as the lads aim to capture the first piece of silverware for the club in 2006.


We are due to have a Minor league game this Friday. No details at the time of going to Press, so we’d ask you to check the fixtures section in this paper for details.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

News 05 - 04 - 06

Senior League
We began the 2006 campaign with an away fixture in Aughawillan on Sunday afternoon last and after a very close game were lucky in many respects to emerge with a single point victory on a scoreline of 1-5 to 0-9.
The team was: Feargal Mc Gill, Damian Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley, John Mc Guinness, Jason Conroy, Seamus Mallon, Shane Conroy, Pat Farrell (0-1), Colm Farrell, Mark Mc Closkey (0-4), Michael Duignan, Brian Conroy (0-2), Trevor Howard (0-1), Philip Howard (0-1), Michael John Winters. Subs: Daniel Canning and David O Connor

U-16 League
The U-16’s suffered their first defeat of the campaign when beaten by a Drumreilly/Aughawillan amalgamation on Sunday last. This weekend the boys face Kiltubrid on Friday evening at 7 o’clock in Kiltubrid.

Birthday Wishes
Two significant milestones reached at the weekend – the first saw Padraig Jones turn 40 on March 31st (though I still think he has to have been born a day later) and the second was a happy 60th birthday for Mary Reynolds on April 3rd.
On the weekend before last, it was another double celebration as ladies star Kelly Howard and men’s player Nigel Derwin celebrated their 21st’s. Happy Birthday to you all.

All Ireland Scór
Anyone interested in obtaining tickets for the All Ireland Scór final in Killarney, where Bornacoola will be participating in both Question Time and Recitation, is asked to contact club Secretary Shane Reynolds at 087 9751993 by this Thursday morning, April 6th.

The Ladies are due to play Ballinaglera on Sunday morning next at 12pm in Ballinaglera in their first game in the 2006 league.

League Fixtures

Fixtures for Division 3 and Division 5 will be posted in the fixtures section of this paper – please check to see if Bornacoola are involved.

Underage Training
Underage training began again last weekend and all young players under the age of 12 who are interested should attend again this Saturday at 11am. New players always welcome, both boys and girls.