Wednesday, November 29, 2006

News 29 - 11 - 06

Masonite Senior League Shield
We played St Callins in our penultimate game in the shield competition and despite leading for large portions of the game, were defeated by 2 points – 1-10 to 1-8.
The team and scorers was: Feargal Mc Gill, Jason Conroy, Morgan Shanley, Seamus Mallon, Shane Conroy, John Mc Guinness (0-2), Daniel Canning, Michael Duignan (0-1), Colm Farrell, Niall Mc Gowan (0-1), Trevor Howard, Bobby Shanley, Mark Mc CLoskey (1-2), David O Connor (0-1) and Aidan Reilly. Subs: Brian Conroy (0-1) for Reilly; Robert Moran for B Shanley. Our final game in the competition is in Gortletteragh on Saturday next at 2.45pm. Defeat will consign us to Division 2 football next year.

Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Quinn and Faughnan families on the death of Michael Quinn, Aughadowroy, Ballinamuck, father of Mick Quinn and Ita Faughnan. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a Anam.

Care of the Aged
Next Sunday 3rd December, the Bornacoola Care of the Aged party takes place in the Community Centre with mass at 2.30pm . All are very welcome and anyone who has been there in previous years will know that it is an occasion not to be missed.

Club Draw
The Club Draw takes place on Saturday night in Peter Reynolds’ in Rooskey. The usual prizes and entertainment on the night.

Best of luck to Carrigallen in the Connacht Intermediate football final on Sunday next. A win for Carrigallen would do an awful lot for the profile of Leitrim club football.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

News 21 - 11 - 06

Division 1 Shield
We maintained our unbeaten run in the Division 1 Shield when a late Colm Farrell point secured a draw with Aughavas on Saturday last. After a close first half, Bornacoola opened up a three point gap midway through the second half to lead 0-7 to 0-4 but four unanswered points from the home side left them leading by the minimum with time almost up, before Colm Farrell levelled matters at 0-8 apiece to ensure a share of the spoils.
The team and scorers was: Feargal Mc Gill, Seamus Mallon, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, Shane Conroy, John Mc Guinness, Daniel Canning, Michael Duignan, Gary Mc Closkey, Trevor Howard (0-1), Colm Farrell (0-2), Niall Mc Gowan (0-1), Mark Mc Closkey (0-4), David O Connor and Feargal Howard. Subs used: Bobby Shanley and Conor Mc Cauley.
We play Fenagh on Sunday in Dromod at 2pm.

REHAB People of the Year
Our congratulations to Martina Hackett and Ann Marie Mallon (Cox) on their selection as Rehab people of the year. Martina has been centrally involved in the Bornacoola Scor effort over the years while Ann Marie, wife of Bornacoola player Seamus, captained Leitrim to the All Ireland Ladies Junior final in October. Well deserved nominations for both Ladies.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

News 14 - 11 - 06

Senior League:
We played Annaduff in the second series of the Shield on Saturday evening last in difficult weather conditions in Páirc Uí Choilligh. The home team raced into a 0-5 to 0-1 lead after 20 muinutes, before we found our feet and fought back strongly to level at 0-6 apiece by half time. A scramble goal, finished to the net by Niall Mc Gowan early in the 2nd half handed control to Bornacoola and while Annaduff came strongly in the final quarter, we held on for a three point victory.
The team and scorers was: Feargal Mc Gill, Seamus Mallon, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, Daniel Canning, John Mc Guinness, Shane Conroy, Gary Mc Closkey , Michael Duignan (0-1), David O Connor (0-1), Colm Farrell (0-1), Niall Mc Gowan (1-2), Trevor Howard, Mark Mc Closkey (0-4) and Aiden Reilly (0-1). Subs used: Conor Mc Cauley; also involved were Feargal Howard, Richard Bohan and Bobby Shanley.
We play Aughavas on Saturday away from home with a 3pm throw-in.

Junior League:
The Junior team were also in action against Annaduff at the weekend. A few missed goal chances in the 1st half and a well taken goal for Annaduff left the home team two points clear after a keenly contested 1st half. However, the second half belonged to Annaduff and they ran out deserving winners on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-9.
The team was: Kevin Mallon, John Reynolds, Seamus Mallon, Brian Mallon, Daniel Canning, Richard Bohan, Conor Mc Cauley, Colm Farrell, Morgan Shanley, Feargal Howard, Bobby Shanley, Niall Mc Gowan (0-7), Jackie Conboy, Robert Moran and Aiden Reilly (0-2). Subs used: Gerald Moffatt, John Shanley, Seoirse Reynolds and Ollie Vaughan

Race Night:
Our thanks to all those who supported the Race Night in the Brandywell last Saturday. A special word of thanks to all those who sponsored races, bought horses and jockeys, to our Bookies on the night and to the Micheál O Muircheartaigh of the Horse Racing world, Micheál Mc Gowan, for the commentary provided. Finally, well done to Seamus Mallon who organised and coordinated a very successful and enjoyable night.

The GOAL mile will take place again on New Year’s Day in the club grounds and once again former player and selector Noel Mahon is the driving force behind the event which will get underway at 2pm. If you are interested in taking part or wish to contribute something to the Auction afterwards, you can contact Noel at 087 2646931. All of the funds raised will go towards this most worthwhile of third world charities. Music in the Copper Still by Sean Mahon, along with the charity auction should make for a great evening’s entertainment.

Leitrim Guardian Person of the Year
Our congratulations to Kathleen Moffatt (Dromod) on her winning of the Leitrim Guardian Person of the Year Award. Kathleen has been involved with Scór in Bornacoola over many years and will be presented with her award on Friday night week next in Manorhamilton.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

News 07 - 11 - 06

Senior League
The second phase of the Senior League got underway on Sunday last and we battled bravely to secure a draw with Allen Gaels in Dromod on a scoreline of 0-10 each.
The team was: Gerry Gearty, Damian Mc Guinness (0-1), Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, Daniel Canning, John Mc Guinness, Shane Conroy, Michael Duignan (0-2), Gary Mc Closkey (0-1), Niall Mc Gowan (0-2), David O Connor, Trevor Howard (0-1), Mark Mc Closkey (0-3), Colm Farrell, Bobby Shanley. Subs Used: Seamus Mallon, Conor Mc Cauley and Aiden Reilly.
We are due to play Annaduff this weekend – check fixtures section for details.

Junior League

The boys played Manorhamilton in the 2nd phase of the Division 3 league on Sunday afternoon last with the visitors emerging with a 1-11 to 1-4 victory.
The team was: Gerry Gearty, John Reynolds, Seamus Mallon, Brian Mallon, Conor McCauley, Richie Bohan, Danny Canning, Morgan Shanley, Colm Farrell, Brendan Duignan, Bobby Shanley, Fergal Howard (1-0) Niall McGowan (0-2), Aidan Reilly (0-1), Jackie Conboy. Subs used: John Shanely (0-1), Ollie Vaughan, Seoirse Reynolds and Gerald Moffatt

Best Wishes
Our best wishes to club players Christy Bohan and Damian Mc Guinness who sustained injuries at the weekend. We hope to see them both back in action in the very near future

Race Night
The Race night takes place this Saturday night in the Brandywell. It is generally an excellent occasion and you can be sure the usual quotient of craic will be in evidence. Horses and jockeys are available at €10 each. If there are any outstanding Race cards, we would ask you to return them to Seamus Mallon as soon as possible.

Our deepest Sympathies are extended to Joseph Hanley and family (Cloonturk) on the sad passing of Philomena last week. Ar Dheis De go raibh a Anam.