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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Intermediate team return to action on Sunday against Allen Gaels in Drumshanbo.
The Ladies team were defeated by Annaduff in the 9-a-side league on Sunday morning.