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