The Division 3 team began their campaign in impressive fashion with an excellent victory over Mohill in Dromod on Saturday evening. The foundations for the win were laid early when goals from Brian Conroy and John Bohan set us on the road to victory. Mohill fought their way back into the game but two late points ensured we recorded our maiden victory of the 2007 campaign on a 2-9 to 1-10 scoreline.
The team and scorers was: Ollie Vaughan, Christy Bohan, Seamus Mallon, John Reynolds, Conor Mc Cauley (0-1), Richard Bohan, Dermot Shanley, Daniel Canning, Trevor Howard, Feargal Howard (0-1), Niall Mc Gowan (0-3), John Bohan (1-0), Sean Mc Keon (0-2), Brian Conroy (1-1) and Brian Mallon (0-1). Subs used were Robert Moran and Bobby Shanley. The boys are due to play Gortletteragh on Saturday next at 4.30pm in Cornageeha.
A Connacht Scor title arrived for the club on Saturday night when our Question Time team qualified for the All Ireland final for the second year in a row. Aidan Dockery, Liam Rabbitte and Feargal Mc Gill were on duty and they will now represent Leitrim and Connacht at the All Ireland finals in Killarney on April 29th. Louise Staunton performed for us in Recitation and was unlucky not to join the five Leitrim winners on the night. Our congratulations to Glencar/Manorhamilton Figure Dancers, to Sinead Egan in Solo Singing, to the St Caillin’s Novelty Act and the Instrumental Music group from Dromahair who have all qualified for the All Ireland finals.
The 3rd team played St Mary’s on Sunday morning in an entertaining game. Two goals for Carrick – one in either half – effectively wrapped up the points, but had we taken a number of good scoring chances it might have been a lot closer. The full time score was 2-5 to 1-4 and the Bornacoola team was: Ollie Vaughan, Sean Ryan, Richard Bohan, Christy Bohan, Brendan Duignan, John Reynolds, Damian Mc Gowan, Peter Mallon, John Bohan, Jackie Conboy, Feargal Howard, Sean Mc Keon, Mervyn Howard, John Shanley and Brian Reilly. Subs introduced were David Mulligan, Paschal Mahon and Kevin Mallon. This week’s game is against Fenagh on Sunday at 12pm in Fenagh.
The Ladies team played Annaduff in Páirc Uí Choiligh on Sunday morning in their second league game of the campaign and showed a huge improvement on the previous week. Indeed had we managed to convert a few excellent first half goal chances, the game might have developed differently. As it was, at the other end of the field a certain Mrs Mallon was in terrific form for Annaduff and punished the Bornacoola defence on several occasions. An entertaining game which ended with a 4-9 to 3-1 victory for our neighbours.
The Bornacoola panel on Sunday was Michelle Reilly, Jillian Duignan, Niamh Reynolds. Orla Bohan, Sarah Duffy, Fiona Reilly, Charlotte Faughnan, Lisa Mc Gowan, Leonie Duffy, Cora Mc Cauley, Michelle O Beirne, Alison Mc Keon, Kelly Howard, Maeve Duffy, Louise Staunton and Naomi Faughnan
Around the Club
Our congratulations to former(?) player David Conroy on his recent engagement to Mairead Mc Hugh. We haven’t given up hope of a comeback to the playing fields for Mr Conroy just yet….. A huge crowd at the going away party for club members Naomi Faughnan and Ellen Duignan on Saturday last in the Vibe. The girls are Australia Bound from next weekend and we hope they have a terrific year. We look forward to seeing them back in the Bornacoola colours on their return….. Speaking of Australia, on her way home is Louise Farrell and she should be a terrific addition to the Ladies team in the coming weeks….. A great collection of Bornacoola people of all ages in the Hyde on Sunday last and Gary Mc Closkey’s crucial goal brought them all to their feet….. Another fine turnout at the Club Draw in the Bridge on Friday night and Kevin and his helpers are doing an excellent job in their organisation of the event. Our thanks to Mary and the Reynolds’ family for their usual exceptional hospitality….. Saturday morning training for all ages up to U-14 is going really well. Full credit to the two John’s (Reynolds and Mc Guinness), Kevin and Philip who are doing a terrific job with our young players….. Finally this week, a few birthdays to mention – Mary in Cloncolory would be most upset if she didn’t get a mention, as would Hubert in Esker who celebrates on the 16th I think, while local musicians Tom (Rooskey) and Ronnie (Cloonturk) are also adding another year around this time
There is an U10 blitz in Aughnasheelin on Saturday next at 10.30am. Parents and players are asked to meet at the park in Dromod at 9.45am and to bring all football gear. This is a great opportunity for our younger players as they begin their careers in the black and amber.