Tuesday, June 20, 2006

News 20 - 06 - 06

Intermediate League
The Intermediate team played Allen Gaels in Drumshanbo on Sunday last and an entertaining game ended in victory for the home side despite three Bornacoola goals netted by Robert Moran, John Shanley and Morgan Shanley.
The Bornacoola team was: Gerry Gearty, John Reynolds, Seamus Mallon, Gerald Moffatt, Jackie Conboy, Richie Bohan, Niall Mc Gowan, Bobby Shanley (0-2), Morgan Shanley (1-3), Feargal Howard (0-1), Brian Mallon, John Shanley (1-0), Robert Moran (1-1), Colm Farrell (0-1) and Aiden Reilly. Sub used was Brendan Duignan

Junior League
The Division 5 team play St Osnatt’s in Kilasnett this Saturday evening.

Leitrim v Mayo
Tickets for the Connacht Championship game between Leitrim and Mayo are currently on Sale from the Copper Still shop and Bar. However, ticket returns will be made to the County board by Friday night so make sure you purchase before then. Adult tickets are €20 for the Stand, €15 for terrace and it is €5 for juveniles. Student’s and OAP’s who buy a full price ticket will receive a €5 refund on production of valid I.D. on the day.
Best of luck to Gary Mc Closkey, Philip Howard and Declan Bohan who are involved with the senior set-up and to Conor Mc Cauley, David and Niall O’Connor who will line out for the minors. Declan Shanley is also a member of the minor panel, but a recent leg injury will prevent him from lining up. Our best wishes to Declan for a speedy recovery.

Thousand Point Challenge
Members of the Club’s underage team’s will be embarking on a 1,000 point challenge in the park on Saturday morning next, when they will attempt to kick a thousand points to help raise funds for our underage teams. Sponsorship cards are currently in circulation and we’d ask that you support our young players in their endeavours.

U-12 League
The U-12 team enjoyed another great victory last week when they defeated Eslin in a high scoring encounter.

Charity Climb
Senior team player Philip Howard will be scaling the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro in August to raise funds for a Cork based charity called Childaid, a humanitarian organisation who work with street kids in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.
There will be a fundraising night for Philip in the Copper Still this Saturday night with music provided by Tom Moran and we hope you can come along to help with this worthy cause.

Monday, June 12, 2006

News 12 - 06 - 06

Club Draw
Winners in the club draw held in the Copper Still on the June Bank Holiday weekend were EUR100 - Martina Manning c/o Fionnuala Howard EUR20 - Claire Barry, Dympna Moffatt, Mary Shanley (Annaduff), Sean Mc Gowan and Kieran Mc Bride (Donegal).

Junior League
The Junior team continued their good form on Bank Holiday Monday with their third win in succession in the league over Drumreilly on a scoreline of 2-6 to 0-10.

U-14 Féile
The U-14 team were involved in the Connacht Féile on Saturday and following the very successful parade in Carrick-on-Shannon, Páirc Barr na Cúille played host to Aughnasheelin, Cloone and Sligo team Buninadden.
The Bors enjoyed victories over their two Leitrim rivals, but Buninadden proved the team of the day with a four point victory over Bornacoola in a great game.
Our thanks to all who helped out in making this a memorable day for the players involved and we look forward to the All Ireland competition coming to the county in 2007.

U-12 Team

The U-12’s recorded their second victory of the campaign on Friday night last. Well done to all involved.


We’d like to extend the sympathies of all at the club to the Larkin family on the death at the weekend of Margaret, wife of the late Francie. Margaret’s son Tommy is manager of the Intermediate team and their game at the weekend was cancelled as a mark of respect. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

U-14 League
The U-14 team have had a tremendous run in the league this year which was finally brought to a halt when Ballinaglera came from behind to deny us a famous victory in the play off game last week. This young team have worked extremely hard all year and the improvement that has been evident is remarkable.
Well done to the entire panel over the last couple of weeks which included Daniel Farrell, Tony Shanley, Roy Keenan, John Hackett, Harry Cumiskey, Kevin Canning, Kevin Shanley, Anthony Mulligan, Conor Hackett, Mark Muldowney, Ciaran Campbell, Barry Reid and Liam Mulligan.

All at the club would like to wish the very best in retirement to Mary Gannon and husband Jim who provided an excellent service to the parish from their premises in Clonmorris for a long number of years. A great house for a chat and a wonderful gathering place at the crossroads, the closure of the Post Office is a sad event for everyone in Bornacoola and sees the end of yet another landmark institution.
It seems nowadays that the worth of any institution is only measured coldly in terms of the profit and loss sheet Any attempt to evaluate Bornacoola Post Office and the immeasurable contributions of the Bohan and Gannon families to the life of the area in such a way would be to completely overlook the huge role of such institutions in a social context within rural Ireland. It was a gathering point, a place where neighbours met and shared their news, a focus for a small rural community, a place where a sympathetic ear would be available and a problem could be shared and thus halved. The Post Office will be sadly missed.
On Friday night, the various Associations within the parish come together to celebrate the contribution of the Gannons. The function will be held in the Community Centre at 9pm and we’d ask you to support it if at all possible.

Intermediate League
The Intermediate team return to action on Sunday against Allen Gaels in Drumshanbo.

Ladies Football
The Ladies team were defeated by Annaduff in the 9-a-side league on Sunday morning.