The Minor team rounded off a great year for themselves at this level when they played Drumkeerin in the championship final in Carrick on Friday evening last. In what was a very close game, the crucial score was a goal punched to the net by Paul Hackett which sealed a two point victory for the Bors as captain Feargal Howard collected the trophy on behalf of his team mates. Our congratulations to all of the boys involved and also to mentors Jackie Conboy and Brian Mallon for their hard work throughout the year.
The team in the final was: Damian Moran, Sean Ryan, Conor Mc Cauley, Mervyn Howard, Damian Mc Gowan, Kevin Canning, Niall O Connor, Paul Hackett, David Mulligan, Feargal Howard, Sean Mc Keon, Allan Croghan and Declan Shanley. Subs were Harry Cumiskey and Darren Mc Gushin
Our congratulations to Drumreilly and St Mary’s on their championship wins at the weekend and we wish them both well as they represent Leitrim in the Connacht Championships. In our semi-final defeat to Kiltubrid, defenders Damian Mc Guinness and Daniel Canning suffered injuries which may keep them out of the game for some time. While Damien should be back in action relatively quickly, Daniel’s injury is quite serious and he will probably be out of the game for the next year. It is a tough blow to a man who would have been a serious contender for Club Player of the Year and all your team mates, club officials and Bornacoola supporters send their best wishes for a quick recovery.
A weakened Senior team travelled to Fenagh for our sixth game in the Senior league on Saturday night last. Goals from Brian Conroy and Declan Shanley proved crucial as we recorded a 2-11 to 0-6 victory.
The team on duty was: Feargal Mc Gill, Conor Mc Cauley, Seamus Mallon, Jason Conroy, Brian Mallon, John Mc Guinness, Niall Mc Gowan, Gary Mc Closkey, Shane Conroy (0-1), Philip Howard (0-2), Trevor Howard (0-2), Mark Mc Closkey (0-2), Declan Shanley (1-1), David O Connor (0-2) and Brian Conroy (1-1). Subs used were Feargal Howard, Niall O Connor and Sean Mc Keon.
Leitrim Ladies play in the All Ireland final in Croke Park on September 23rd and there will be a church gate collection this coming weekend for the Ladies GAA. Tickets for the game will be on sale in Cox’s Steakhouse Dromod between 8.30 and 10pm this Friday
U-12 Championship Final
The U-12 final against Glenfarne takes place on Thursday evening at 7 o’clock. Check the Bord na nÓg fixtures in this paper for confirmation of venue.
The U-16 team are in the 9-a-side championship this year and play Cloone on Friday next at 6.30pm in Dromod.
Harvest Day Festival and Vintage Day
The Harvest Festival and Vintage Day is in Rooskey again this year on September 30th. We’d ask everyone in the parish to come out and support what is traditionally a most enjoyable day out. All of the usual attractions and many new innovations will be there with something for all ages. All club members who are free to act as stewards are asked to make themselves available as there is much work to be done on both Saturday and Sunday
The club would like to record their thanks to a number of generous sponsors who helped out in preparing the Senior team for the recent championship run. In particular we would like to express our gratitude to the Mc Gowan Brothers who sponsored a new set of jersey’s, Frank Moran and the Weir Lodge for providing togs and socks and Derek Hunt in the Copper Still for polo shirts for the players. It is all deeply appreciated.