Tuesday, August 28, 2007

News 28 - 08 - 07

Senior Championship
Bornacoola exited the Senior Championship at the semi-final stage on Sunday against Kiltubrid. In a very even first half, the teams went in level at half time. Injuries early in the second half which forced the withdrawal of Damien Mc Guinness and Daniel Canning proved costly and Kiltubrid were the better team in the final analysis scoring three late points to qualify for the county final on a scoreline of 0-11 to 0-8. Best of luck to Kiltubrid in the final where they will meet St Marys.
The Bornacoola team on Sunday was: Bobby Shanley, Damien Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, Conor Mc Cauley, John Mc Guinness, Daniel Canning, Gary Mc Closkey, Michael Duignan, Philip Howard, Colm Farrell, Trevor Howard, Declan Shanley, David O Connor and Mark Mc Closkey. Subs used were Niall O Connor, Robert Moran and Seamus Mallon

Junior C Championship
An excellent performance from the Junior C team saw them record their first championship victory over Gortletteragh on Sunday morning in Annaduff. A first half goal from Gerry Gearty set us on our way and Kevin Mallon netted in either half to secure a 3-10 to 1-12 victory in a very entertaining game.
The team and scorers was: Pat Farrell, Sean Ryan, Shane Reynolds, Paul Derwin, Jackie Conboy, Brendan Duignan, John Shanley, Peter Mallon, David Faughnan, Kevin Mallon (2-1), Gerry Gearty (1-3), David Mulligan (0-3), Seoirse Reynolds (0-1), Declan Conboy (0-2) and Mervyn Howard. Subs Damian Reynolds and Leo O Neill. The third game in the group takes place this Sunday at 6pm

Junior A Relegation Play Off
The Junior A team play Aughavas in a relegation play off this Saturday evening in Cloone at 6.30pm.

U-12 Championship
The U-12 team have been continuing their good form lately and have now won their last four games including an 8-11 to 2-4 victory over Kiltubrid and a 4-10 to 1-10 win against Glenfarne. Next game is against Aughavas and fixtures should be elsewhere in this paper.

Club Draw
Don’t forget the Club Draw this Friday in the Copper Still – music by Ronnie Duignan and lots of prizes on the night.

Monday, August 20, 2007

News 20 - 08 - 07

Senior Championship
The Senior team face into their third county semi-final in as many years when they travel to Pairc Sean on Sunday evening for a 6.30pm throw-in against 2005 County Champions Kiltubrid. The best of luck to all concerned and we hope there will be a large and colourful Bornacoola contingent present to cheer on the lads.

Junior C Championship
The Junior C team got their championship campaign underway when playing St Osnatts on Saturday last at the new Leitrim Gaels grounds in Leitrim village. Osnatts began with the wind and led by 1-4 to 0-1 at the break with Bornacoola’s lone score of the 1st half coming from the boot of John Shanley. In the second period, an early penalty goal put Bornacoola nine points behind and it seemed that the game had gone away from the Bors, but a great revival throughout the second half saw us come up just short as the North Leitrim team held on for a 2-6 to 1-7 victory as the Bors wasted a number of chances that might have won the game. There were tremendous performances from the likes of Sean Ryan, Paul Derwin, David Faughnan, David Mulligan and Kevin Mallon in the second half.
The Bornacoola team and scorers was: Pat Farrell, Paul Derwin, Shane Reynolds, Sean Ryan, Jackie Conboy, Brendan Duignan, Michael Farrell, Peter Mallon, Kevin Mallon (0-1), John Shanley (0-1), Declan Conboy, David Mulligan (0-1), Gerry Gearty (1-0), Feargal Mc Gill (0-3), Seoirse Reynolds. Subs: David Faughnan (0-1) and Mervyn Howard. The next game in the competition is in Annaduff on Sunday morning at 12 noon against neighbours Gortletteragh.

Best Dressed
Our congratulations to Mary Mallon Snr (Cloncarne) who was named best dressed lady at Mohill Show on Sunday. No doubt Micheál was keeping an eye peeled for the very latest fashions from around the world over the last couple of months and played a key role in the outfit selection!

Leaving Certificate
Well done to all the boys and girls from the club who received their leaving cert results last week.

Monday, August 13, 2007

News 13 - 08 - 07

Minor Championship
Our Minor team had a good win in their first championship group game against Melvin Gaels in Dromad. The score line on the day was Bornacoola 2 - 14 Melvin Gaels 1 - 4.
Team: Mervin Howard (0-1), Sean Ryan, Conor McCauley, Kevin Canning, Damien McGowan (0-1), Damien Moran, Fergal Howard (0-3), Paul Hackett (0-1), David Mulligan, Sean McKeon (0-2), Alan Croghan, Declan Shanley (1-4), Niall O Connor (1-1), Darren Mc Gushin. Remaining games in the group are against Carrigallen, Drumkeerin and Dromahair.

Senior Championship
We reached our third county semi-final in a row with a narrow victory over Sean O Heslins in Cloone on Saturday evening last. Played in terrible weather conditions, the game was close throughout but early in the second half Bornacoola had established a four point lead. The Ballinamore team came storming back into the game and it took some frantic defending to see us over the line. We now face Kiltubrid in the semi-final in what is a repeat of the 2005 county final. The team on Saturday evening was: Bobby Shanley, Damian Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, Conor Mc Cauley, John Mc Guinness, Danny Canning, Michael Duignan, Gary Mc Closkey, Trevor Howard (0-1), Colm Farrell (0-1), Philip Howard, Declan Shanley (0-3), David O Connor and Mark Mc Closkey (0-4)

Junior Championship
The Junior team were unlucky to lose to Allen Gaels in Annaduff on Sunday on a scoreline of 1-7 to 0-13. For the second week in a row, a disallowed goal cost the team dearly and we are now into a relegation play-off to maintain our status at this level.
On duty for Bornacoola were: Ollie Vaughan, Gerald Moffatt, Seamus Mallon, Christy Bohan, Brendan Duignan, Brian Mallon, John Reynolds, Niall O Connor, Robbie Moran, Feargal Howard, Sean Mc Keon, Paul Hackett, Damian Mc Gowan, Niall Mc Gowan and John Bohan, Sub used: Seoirse Reynolds

Wedding Bells
All at the club send their best wishes to former Bornacoola player Kevin Reynolds and new wife Catherine (nee Wynne) who were married on Friday last.

Esker was the place to be last week as Bornacoola stalwarts Pat Farrell and Niamh Reynolds both announced their engagements. Former Leitrim, UCD, St Mels and Bornacoola star Pat will be getting married to Linda St Leger. Linda hails from Dublin, and no doubt Hubie will have lined up an intensive agricultural training course to ensure she adopts to Leitrim life as smoothly as possible (I’d say Pat could do with a refresher course at this stage too!).
Meanwhile, neighbour Niamh will marry Enda Delaney from Laois who will be well known to all in Bornacoola as he has been living in Dromod for some time now (always carry a spare key with you Enda!). We wish both couples the very best of luck in their lives together.

Junior C Championship
The Junior C Championship kicks off on Saturday when we play St Osnatt’s in Leitrim Gaels new ground at 6pm.

Ladies News
Hard luck to the U-14 girls team who were beaten by Fenagh last week. Meanwhile the ladies senior teams were rewarded for all their hard work of late with an excellent victory over St Mary’s at the weekend.

U-12 Team
The U-12 team continued their good form of late when they defeated Fenagh on Friday evening last.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

News 07 - 08 - 07

Senior Championship
We completed the group stages of the championship with a 2-9 to 1-7 victory over Allen Gaels in Pairc Sean on Sunday to set up a quarter final meeting next weekend with Sean O Heslins. A first half goal by Gary Mc Closkey left us six points clear at half time and a further goal from David O Connor ensured victory in the second half.
The team on duty was: Bobby Shanley, Damian Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, Conor Mc Cauley, John Mc Guinness, Daniel Canning, Gary Mc Closkey (1-1), Michael Duignan (0-1), Trevor Howard, Colm Farrell (0-1), Shane Conroy (0-2), Philip Howard (0-1), David O Connor (1-1) and Mark Mc Closkey (0-2). Subs used were Seamus Mallon, Brian Conroy and Niall Mc Gowan

Junior Championship
The Junior team had a disappointing start to their championship campaign, losing to St Marys by 1-8 to 0-8. Next weekend the boys are in action again against group leaders Allen Gaels and victory is essential if we are to progress.
The team on Sunday was: Ollie Vaughan, Gerald Moffatt, Seamus Mallon, Christy Bohan, Niall Mc Gowan (0-4), Brian Mallon, John Reynolds, Niall O Connor (0-1), Robbie Moran (0-1), Feargal Howard (0-1), Sean Mc Keon, Damian Mc Gowan, Aiden Reilly, John Bohan (0-1), Paul Hackett. Subs used Brian Reilly and Jonathan Duffy.

Best Wishes
Our best wishes to Aiden Reilly who suffered a bad injury at the weekend. It seems Aiden will be out of action for a considerable period, but we hope he makes a full recovery and we look forward to seeing him back in the Black and Amber before too long.

Club Draw
Our thanks to all who supported the club draw on Saturday night last and to Frank Moran and the Weir Lodge for hosting the draw. Winners on the night were €100 – Bernadette Farrell and €20 each Diarmuid Faughnan, Jim Bambrick, Robert Moran, Claire Mullen and Mary Mallon.

Sponsored Walk
Our thanks to all who supported the Sponsored walk on Bank Holiday Monday and to all the ladies who organised it, in particular Orla Bohan who co-ordinated the event.