The Minor team captured the first silverware of the season with an outstanding display of mature football against St Mary’s in Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday evening last. A terrific first half display, which included a well taken goal by Declan Shanley, sent Bornacoola in at the interval five points to the good, and having withstood intense pressure from the town team in the second half a penalty goal converted by Sean Mc Keon proved to be the decisive score as we held out for a historic victory on a scoreline of 2-12 to 1-9.
The team and scorers were: Alan Croghan, Conor Mc Cauley, Sean Ryan, Damian Mc Gowan, Niall O Connor, Paul Hackett, David O Connor (0-7), Fergal Howard (0-2), Mervyn Howard, Sean Mc Keon (1-1), Oliver Vaughan, Declan Shanley (1-2), David Mulligan. Subs; Damian Moran for David Mulligan, Darren Faughnan, Bernard Hackett and Darren Mc Gushin.
Finally, we would like to thank TP Cox and the staff in Coxs Steakhouse for the lovely meal for the team and also for the refreshments for the parents and supporters. Well done to the entire panel that featured throughout the competition and to mentors Jackie Conboy and Brian Mallon on this excellent victory.
Our dismal form in the league continued on Saturday evening with yet another narrow defeat – this time to Drumreilly on a scoreline of 0-8 to 0-6.
The team on duty was: Feargal Mc Gill, Damian Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, John Mc Guinness (0-1), Seamus Mallon, Daniel Canning, Gary Mc Closkey, Michael Duignan (0-1), Niall Mc Gowan, Trevor Howard, Philip Howard (0-2), Brian Conroy, Mark Mc Closkey (0-2), Bobby Shanley. Subs used: Robert Moran and Aiden Reilly. This Sunday we play Fenagh in Dromod at 2.30pm.
A motion was unanimously passed at a recent club executive meeting to the effect that admission to the dressing room and pitch area for future home games will be limited to players and relevant officials only. We would ask all supporters to co-operate with the club in enforcing this policy which will be effected at Sunday’s home Senior League game against Fenagh and all major games thereafter.
League game against Aughavas on Saturday in Dromod at 7pm
The ladies played in the 9-a side league game without county players on Sunday in Dromod and were beaten by St Marys. The team was as follows :
Orla Bohan, Sarah Duffy , Niamh Reynolds, Cora McCauley, Joanne McGushin, Leonie Duffy, Victoria Duignan, Kelly Howard, Alison McKeon, Charlotte Faughnan, Jillian Duignan, Maeve Duffy, Michelle O Beirne. Next game is away to Glencar/Manor on Sunday.
Hard luck to Leitrim ladies who were beaten in the Division 3 league final on Sunday.
Cumann na mBun Scoil
Well done to Bornacoola NS girls team who had a recent win over Drumshambo NS on a scoreline of 6-05 to 4-06 . The following lined out; Zoe Cosgrave, Sharon McGowan, Tara Hackett, Sheena McCauley, Ciara Hackett, Karen Roche, Leesa Geelan, Nadine Hackett, Nicola Rogers, Shannon Boyle, Clara Reid and Maria Cumiskey.
Don’t forget the Bornacoola GAA Golf Classic will take place on Saturday May 20th in Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club. Further details available from Micheal Mc Gowan at 086 2561023
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. We recently received a cheque for €280 and as more club members subscribe the club will benefit accordingly. The feedback from those who have switched has been positive so if you are interested in changing your provider or have any questions regarding the scheme we’d ask you to contact Noel at 087 2646931
The U-14 team played their second game of the league against Fenagh on Friday evening last but despite a much improved performance were beaten on a scoreline of 3-9 to 1-7.
The panel on duty was: Daniel Farrell, Tony Shanley, Roy Keenan, John Hackett, Harry Cumiskey, Kevin Canning, Kevin Shanley, Anthony Mulligan, Conor Hackett, Barry Reid, Liam Mulligan, Mark Muldowney and Ciaran Campbell.
Next game for the lads is against Aughnasheelin away this Friday at 7pm
Charlie Egan RIP
The sympathies of all at the club are extended to our colleagues in Aughnasheelin and in particular the family and friends of the late Charlie Egan who passed away recently. Charlie was a great Gael and he will be sadly missed by Aughnasheelin and indeed Leitrim GAA.
Division 3 League
The 2nd team played Aughavas in the league on Sunday and returned to winning ways in some style with a comprehensive 2-17 to 1-4 victory to move into 2nd place in the table.
Team and scorers were: Gerry Gearty, Gerard Moffatt, Conor McCauley, John Reynolds, Richie Bohan, Danny Canning (Capt), Niall McGowan (0-1), Seamus Mallon (1-2), Bobby Shanley (0-1), Declan Shanley, Brian Mallon, Feargal Howard (0-4), Robert Moran (0-3), Phillip Howard (1-5), Aidan Reilly (0-1) subs Seoirse Reynolds, Jackie Conboy, Brendan Duignan, Ollie Vaughan, Paul Derwin, John Shanley.