Monday, October 22, 2007

News 22 - 10 - 07

U-12 Football
Best of luck to the U-12 team who are playing in the Shane Brennan tournament in Clonguish on Saturday. First game at 4 and all players are asked to assemble from 3pm.

Tom Mc Gushin R.I.P
All at the club would like to extend their sympathies to the Mc Gushin family on the untimely passing of Tom Mc Gushin (Luton). Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Senior League
The Senior team played their last game of the year against Carrigallen in Dromod on Sunday afternoon last. A point behind at half time, the Bors battled hard throughout the second half, but two goals at opportune moments ensured victory for the visitors on a 3-9 to 0-13 scoreline.
The Bornacoola team and scorers was: Feargal Mc Gill, Damian Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Seamus Mallon, Niall Mc Gowan, John Mc Guinness, Niall O Connor, Gary Mc Closkey, Colm Farrell, Trevor Howard (0-2), Morgan Shanley, Mark Mc Closkey (0-7), Sean Mc Keon, Michael Duignan (0-3) and Philip Howard. Sub used: David O Connor (0-1) and Declan Shanley.
The players would like to extend their thanks to a number of people who were involved with us in the background throughout the year including Fionnula Howard, Michael Shanley, Michael Farrell, Tommy Larkin and Tom Duignan. Your assistance in various ways was very much appreciated. We’d also like to extend our thanks to manager Paddy Maguire, who has left Bornacoola after three exciting years and of course to Shane Reynolds and Noel Mc Closkey whose commitment to the team was exceptional throughout that period. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir.
Finally, a word of praise for the County Board and in particular the Competitions Control Committee for the manner in which the leagues and championship were run off this year. The season began for the Bornacoola senior team on April 21st and between league, shield and championship competitions, we played 19 competitive games in what was effectively a 26 week playing season. The regularity with which games were provided, not to mention the increase in games from previous years, is something to be welcomed by everyone who has the best interests of the club game and club players at heart and will play a significant role in the transformation from a “training” based to a games based culture.
Well done to the County Board and hopefully this successful template will be adopted as a benchmark for future years.

Ladies Championship
The Ladies played St Mary’s in the championship on Sunday morning last in Fenagh. The first half was extremely close, but Carrick made better use of their chances and went in at the break 0-6 to 0-3 ahead. An injury to Kelly Howard severely curtailed Bornacoola’s chances but notwithstanding this it took two excellent saves from the St Mary’s keeper to keep the Bornacoola forward line at bay early in the second half when a goal might well have changed the course of the game. As it was, St Mary’s scored the vital goal with about ten minutes left to play and a committed performance for Bornacoola wasn’t enough for progression.
The Bornacoola team was: Michelle Reilly, Susan Shanley, Orla Bohan, Niamh Reynolds, Lisa Mc Gowan, Sarah Duffy, Jillian Duignan, Louise Farrell, Leonie Duffy, Kelly Howard, Fiona Reilly, Cora Mc Cauley and Emma Moffatt. Sub used Meave Duffy.
The Ladies would like to thank their trainer Jonathan Duffy for his excellent work throughout the year and also Adrian Donlon of the The Vibe in Dromod who sponsored a new set of jersies, togs and socks for the championship and Charlie Duignan, Irish Contract Seating, who is sponsoring hooded tops for the ladies.

Happy Birthday
Our best wishes to Damian Mc Guinness (Cloncarne) who is celebrating his 21st next weekend. The party is in the Copper Still on Sunday night and there is an open invitation to everyone in the club to attend

Monday, October 15, 2007

News 15 - 10 - 07

Senior League
A good victory for the Senior team on Saturday evening in Drumcong against Kiltubrid. A David O Connor goal midway through the second half was the crucial score. We now have only one game left in the league against Carrigallen on Sunday next at 2pm in Dromod.
Last weekend’s team and scorers was: Feargal Mc Gill, Damian Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Seamus Mallon, Niall Mc Gowan, Morgan Shanley, Niall O Connor, Gary Mc Closkey, Colm Farrell, Mark Mc Closkey (0-5), David O Connor (1-0), Shane Conroy, Philip Howard, Michael Duignan (0-1) and Declan Shanley (0-1). Subs used: Sean Mc Keon (0-1), Brian Conroy

U-21 Training
U-21 Training continues for all players on Friday nights. Attendance has been mixed thus far, but we hope to see a significant improvement before the competition commences in November.

Best Wishes
Everyone in Bornacoola send their best wishes to club player, set dancer and all round entertainer John “Barnes” Shanley and his bride to be Louise Crowe from Dromod who will be getting married on Saturday next. No doubt you will both have a great and many years of happiness together.

Ladies Football
The Ladies play St Mary’s on Sunday in their biggest game of the season. The girls have been training hard all year for a crack at championship glory and we wish them all the best in a game which takes place in Fenagh at 12pm. Preparations were helped last weekend when the girls played their final league game against Ballinaglera. An excellent display from Bornacoola, and in particular from Michelle Reilly in goals, ended in disappointment as Ballinaglera stole victory with a point in injury time. Nonetheless there was much to enthuse about from a Bornacoola perspective and we hope there will be big support for the girls for Sunday’s crucial game. Ádh mór oraibh