Monday, July 23, 2007

News 23 - 07 - 07

Masonite Senior Championship
The Bors got their senior championship campaign underway with victory over St Mary’s in Cloone on Saturday. A first half goal from Mark Mc Closkey proved to be the defining score of the game and with the defence on top of their game in the second half, Bornacoola closed out the game for a 1-9 to 0-9 victory.
The team and scorers was: Bobby Shanley, Damian Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, Daniel Canning, John Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Gary Mc Cloksey, Michael Duignan (0-4), Trevor Howard, Colm Farrell (0-1), Shane Conroy, Brian Conroy, David O Connor (0-1) and Mark Mc Closkey (1-3). Sub used: Declan Shanley. Next game is against Allen Gaels on Saturday week in Pairc Sean. Meanwhile, the Junior team go into championship action on Sunday week when they play St Mary’s in Annaduff.

U-14 Championship

The U-14 team have been performing steadily over the past couple of weeks and began their campaign on last Monday week with victory over Aughnasheelin by 4-9 to 1-8. On Friday they played Fenagh and despite missing three regulars, put in a good spirited display before losing on a scoreline of 6-9 to 2-8.
The panel for these games included: Shane Sullivan, Barry Reid, Tony Shanley, Kieran Campbell, Roy Keenan, Mark Muldowney, Kevin Shanley, Anthony Mulligan, John Hackett, Conor Mc Weeney, Conor Hackett, Liam Mulligan, Daniel Farrell and Ian Mulligan.

Our congratulations to former player Joe Devine who was married on Friday last. Joe played for Bornacoola for many years and was a solid performer in defence, spending a few memorable years at full back in particular. Former ladies player Eilish Shanley was also married at the weekend. We wish Joe, Eilish and their respective spouses all the best in their future lives together.

Ladies 9-a-side League
The Ladies team played Glencar/Manorhamilton at the weekend in the 9-a-side league, losing by 2-9 to 1-5.

Sponsored Walk
A fundraising sponsored walk organised by the ladies will be held on the Monday of the August Bank Holiday weekend. Sponsorship cards are currently available and for further information you can contact Orla Bohan.

Monday, July 16, 2007

News 16 - 07 - 07

The Senior championship gets underway on Saturday night when we play St Mary’s in Cloone at 7pm. The curtain raiser features our neighbours Annaduff who play Sean O Heslins at 5.15pm

U-12 Final
The U-12 team played magnificently in their county league final against Gortletteragh last week and were extremely unlucky to be caught at the death in a game they led throughout. Nonetheless, it has been a pleasure to note the development of this team over the course of the year and they have improved with every single game since the start of the year.
The panel for the final included: Shane Sullivan, Feargal Hackett, Ciaran Campbell, Sean Muldowney, Liam Mulligan, Nadine Hackett, Josh Francis, Karl Mallon, Kevin Shanley, Ronan Mulligan, Liam Jones and Gearoid Mulligan, Brian Duffy.
Lots to look forward to for the boys later in the summer when they play in the championship and preparations for this will continue under the watchful eyes of Kevin Mallon, Philip Howard,

Senior League
We played Annaduff in the league on Saturday evening last. In a close game, a late free from Michael Duignan earned us a share of the spoils.
The team on duty was: Bobby Shanley, Damian Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, Daniel Canning, John Mc Guinness (0-2), Conor Mc Cauley, Michael Duignan (0-1), Gary Mc Closkey, Shane Conroy, Colm Farrell, David O Connor, Declan Shanley, Trevor Howard, Mark Mc Closkey (0-3). Sub used: Brian Conroy.

U-16 Training
Training for the U-16’s commences on Tuesday July 24th at 6.30pm in the park.

U-14 Championship
The U-14 team had a good win over Cloone on Friday night last. This Friday they face St Caillins in Dromod.

Minor Championship
The Minor team began their championship campaign when they played Dromahair on Monday night. Next Monday they have a home game against Melvin Gaels.

Our congratulations to former player Ronnie Duignan who was married to Fiona Kavanagh (Dublin) in Cloonturk on Thursday last. Ronnie represented Bornacoola at all levels and was also a member of the county U-16 and Minor panels as well as a regular participant in Scór. We would like to wish him and Fiona a very happy life together.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

News 10 - 07 - 07

Leitrim v Donegal
The Leitrim team came up just short once again in Pairc Sean on Saturday evening. However, it was an incredible game and one of the best performances given by a Leitrim team for many years. The players have put in an unbelievable amount of effort since before last Christmas and have given much enjoyment to Leitrim supporters in the past few months. We thank them for their sacrifices and for the terrific memories from 2007 including the great win in the Hyde, the excitement of the Monaghan game in Cloone, the trip to London and the immense displays against Donegal and Galway. A special word for the five Bornacoola players who played their part over the course of the year – Gary Mc Closkey, Michael Duignan, David O Connor, Philip Howard and Colm Farrell who did the club proud.

Masonite Leagues
The Senior team play Annaduff in Páirc Uí Choilligh on Saturday evening at 7pm. On Sunday, the long trip to Dromahaire awaits the Junior A team in Division 3 of the league

U-12 Final
The U-12 team have qualified for the championship final where they will meet Gortletteragh on this Wednesday evening in Dromod. Our best wishes to the boys who have been playing some great football over the last couple of weeks. We’d appeal to Bornacoola supporters to turn out in numbers for what is sure to be a most entertaining final.

U-14 Football
The U-14 team threw away a big lead against Glenfarne during the week but played very well in a heartbreaking defeat.

Development Work
Recent development work at our grounds in Dromod has seen the installation of new toilet facilities and the upgrading of the store room. Our thanks to Noel Mc Closkey who oversaw the development work and to his team of workers that included Aiden Hackett, Sean Mc Gowan, Michael Duignan, Shane Conroy, Mark Mc Closkey and Morgan Shanley for their voluntary efforts in ensuring the work was completed in time for Féile. Lisa Mc Gowan and Cora Mc Cauley were also busy with the paint brushes and we extend our thanks to the two girls as well.

Connacht Final
A great day for Sligo in the Hyde on Sunday. A great day too for former Bornacoola star Frankie Bohan who was in the Hyde to be introduced to the crowd at the Connacht final as part of the 1977 Leitrim U21 team that won the Connacht championship. The team were later honoured at a Banquet in the Abbey Hotel. Congratulations to Frankie and his team mates – indeed Frank looked as fit as ever out on the pitch and one suspects he could still fill a jersey for the Juniors if called on!