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

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