Monday, December 08, 2008

News 08 - 12 - 08

Club Draw
The Bornacoola GAA Club Draw took place in the Weir Lodge Rooskey on Saturday night last. Thanks to all who braved the weather to come along Thanks also to our two young ticket sellers Damian Moran and Alan Croghan.
Winners were as follows €100; Darmud Faughnan, Clooneagh. €20 each; Paul (Ted) Conroy, Rooskey, John McGlynn, Eddercloone, Laura Baltkeviciute, Rooskey, Aoife and Ciara Keenan, Gortlettragh and Sean O’Reilly, Rooskey.

Birthday Wishes

Our Best Wishes for a happy 30th Birthday to club player Shane “Weasel” Conroy. We believe the future Mrs Conroy flew him to Manchester at the weekend to see United triumph against Sunderland.

Scor na Og

The regional finals of Scor na Og took place last weekend. Bornacoola featured in all categories on Sunday evening in St Mary’s Hall Carrick on Shannon and they qualified in the following; Question Time - Mark Muldowney, Tony Shanley and Paul Dockery; Recitation - Allison McKeon. Ballod Group - Colleen Bohan, Tanya Donnelly, Orla and Sarah McWeeney and Clara Reid. Novelty act A - “Tickets Please” Gearoid Mulligan, Feargal Hackett, Niamh Donnelly, Ronan Mulligan, Shannon Boyle, Dillon Hackett and Dillon Rogan. Novelty act B - “American Connection” Colleen Bohan, Claire Rogers, Carl Mallon, Rosin and Tanya Donnelly, Michelle Hackett and Patryk Kozak. Well don to one and all and a very special thanks to all who helped out especially Martina Hackett, Ann Marie Boyle, Sean Beirne, Deidre Mulligan, Tracy Blake and Kathleen Moffatt. The county final is on Sunday afternoon 4th January ’09 in Manorhamilton, so come along if you can for a great evening’s entertainment.

Underage Presentation
The Bornacoola GAA underage presentations will take place in the Community Centre Bornacoola next Friday evening at 6.30pm and we would ask all parents to come along with their children.

Monday, November 17, 2008

News 17 - 11 - 08

U-21 Championship
Last Sunday saw the meeting of neighbours Bornacoola and Gortlettragh in the under 21 thirteen a side championship. The game which was played in Annaduff was keenly contested from start to finish with great scores being taken on each side. A spate of wides for Gortlettragh in the second half was to prove disastrous for them as Bornacoola took their chances well and emerged winners by the narrowest of margins on a scoreline of Bornacoola 1-7 Gortlettragh 1-6. The boys now progress to the semi final where their opponents will be the winners of Glenfarne and Drumkeeran.
Panel and scorers were as follows; Darragh Gavigan, Sean Ryan, Conor McCauley, Mervin Howard, Jason Conroy (capt), Damian McGowan, Nial O'Connor, Paul Hackett 1-0, Damien Moran, Ollie Vaughan 0-1, Alan Croghan, Sean McKeon 0-6, Declan Shanley, David Mulligan and Alan Bohan.

Senior League
The senior team travel to Drumshanbo next Saturday to take on Allen Gaels in the second last league game of the year. We still have an outside chance of making the league final. Throw in is 3pm.

Scor na mBunscoil
The area final of Scor na mBunscoil took place in St. Mary's Hall, Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday 6th November last. Scoil Mhuire, Bornacoola was represented in 8 out of 10 disciplines. The school took first place in Rince Foirne (figure dancing) and Rince Aonair (Solo dance). They novelty act was a close call. A lot of hard work was put in preparing the boys and girls for each competition and a big thank you goes out to Anne Marie Boyle, Tracy Blake, Deirdre Mulligan, Sean Beirne, Martina Hackett and the teachers of Scoil Mhuire. Scor na nOg has will take place on December 6th & 7th and Club Barr na Cuille are busy preparing for this competition.

The B Factor
As we mentioned in previous editions Bornacoola GAA are once again hosting the B Factor this year. The show which is based on the famous X factor as seen on TV will take place in the Shannon Key West Hotel, Rooskey on Friday 28th November and will feature a host of brilliant artists including a very special guest appearance by last years winners ACDC. Judges Sharon, Louis and Simon (BOOOOO!) will also be on duty on the night and entertainment will be provided afterwards by Feargal McGill. Tickets are on sale house to house in the parish and we would appreciate your support. If last years show is anything to go by a great nights craic is guaranteed, so come along you will enjoy it. Further details are available from Seamus Mallon at 086 8334614.

Goal Mile
A call from Noel Mahon to let you all know that the 5th annual Goal mile will take place again this year at the Bornacoola GAA club grounds in Dromod on New Year’s day at 2pm. Sponsorship cards will soon be in circulation. The walk will be followed again this year by refreshments and entertainment in the Copper Still. There will also be a raffle and an auction which will include an International Rules jersey signed by the members of the Irish Panel that recently captured the Cormac Mc Anallen Trophy with their Series win in Australia. Music will be by Sean Mahon and special guests will include Mick Flavin, Declan Nerney, Charlie Mc Gettigan and the members of the Longford Pipe Band. A few other special guests have stil to confirm but it promises to be a great afternoon’s entertainment.

U-12 Tournament
Our U-12 team will take part in a tournament in Clonguish GAA grounds, Newtownforbes on Saturday next at 12noon. A great day’s football in store so if you have nothing else to do on Saturday why not go along and see the future stars of Bornacoola GAA in action.

Monday, November 03, 2008

News 03 - 11 - 08

Minor Championship
Pride of place this week goes to the minor team that retained the Minor B 13-a-side championship after a tough and exciting game with Carrigallen in Cloone on Friday night. It was the first underage final played under lights in Leitrim. Despite a five point deficit at halftime on a score line of 0-7 to 0-2, following first half points by Niall O Connor and David Mulligan, the lads put in a terrific second half comeback. A brace of points from the ever accurate Sean McKeon and a tremendous strike to the net by captain Niall O Connor had levelled the game shortly after half time. Carrigallen fought hard but a matchwinning goal in the 58th minute by the hard running Mervyn Howard clinched the game in our favour and an insurance point from Sean McKeon, who scored a magnificant seven points, ensured victory over a gallant Carrigallen side on a final scoreline of 2-10 to 1-9.The Ned Dolan cup was presented to Captain Niall O Connor after the game by the Dolan Family.
Again a big thank you to Brian Mallon and Jackie Conboy for their management of the team. The team was as follows: Roy Keenan, Sean Ryan, Damian McGowan, Harry Comiskey, Paul Hackett, Kevin Canning, Niall O Connor (1-1), Damian Moran, David Muligan (0-1), Mervyn Howard (1-1), Alan Croghan, Sean McKeon (0-7), Alan Bohan subs: Tony Shanley, Anthony Mulligan, Conor McWeeney and Daniel Farrell.

Division 5 League final
Played on a fine surface in Aughnasheelin on Saturday evening the division 5 team were beaten by Glencar/Manor in the league final on a scoreline of 2-11 to 1-9. This team put in a very strong league winning 12 out of 13 games and the delay in playing the final did not assist their chances of winning the final. However, a sharper Glencar/Manor proved the better team on the day. Well done to the lads on securing promotion to division 4 for 2009. Finally a big thank you to the management of Seoirse Reynolds, Mick Mallon and Declan Conboy for all their time and efforts with the team over the last five years.

Division 1
The senior team were defeated by Kiltubrid on Sunday morning on a scoreline of 1-13 to 0-11. Team and scorers were as follows:
Gerry Gearty, Seamus Mallon, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, Niall O Connor, John McGuinness (0-1), Conor McCauley, Michael Duignan (Capt), Colm Farrell (0-1), Jonathan Duffy, David O Connor (0-1), Sean McKeon (0-1), Mark McCloskey (0-2), Trevor Howard
(0-1) and Fergal Howard (0-3). Subs Damian McGuinness, Paul Hackett, Declan Shanley (0-1) and Bobby Shanley. This team will probably be in action at home to Glencar/Manor at the weekend.

The Club extends our symphaties to the Grennan family, Mohill on the death of Paul following a short illness.

Club Draw
The monthly club draw will take place on Saturday night in the Shannon Key West hotel in Rooskey. Your support as always is appreciated.

Thank you
A special word of thanks to all the people that supported the injured player function at the weekend in the Copper Still.

Brian Blake
A big thank you to the ever reliable Brian Blake on his recording of the weekend games and also for his assistance during the year.

Monday, October 20, 2008

News 20 - 10 - 08

Senior League
A strong first half display highlighted by some fine points from Trevor Howard and an opportunist goal clinically finished to the net by MJ Winters secured a strong platform for a one point win over our neighbours Mohill in Dromod in the senior league. The final score was 1-09 to 0-11. The Bornacoola team on Saturdaywas: Gerry Gearty, Jason Conroy, Conor MCcauley, Seamus Mallon, Paul Hackett, John Mc Guinness,Sean McKeon, Niall O Connor, Colm Farrell, Mark Mc Closkey (0-2), David O Connor (0-1), MJ Winters (1-0), Declan Shanley (0-1) Trevor Howard (0-4,) Philip Howard. Sub used: Brian Conroy.

The previous Saturday we secured a narrow victory over Gortlettragh with a rally of late points sealing the league win on a final scoreline of 0-9 to 0-6. Scorers were are follows:
Mark McCloskey (0-3), Conor McCauley (0-2), Philip Howard (0-2),Declan Shanley (0-1) and Colm Farrell (0-1)

Junior C Championship
The Junior C team exited the 2008 championship campaign on Sunday in Fenagh where they were defeated by Dumreilly despite an encouraging performance in terrible conditions.
Despite a goal from Tony Bohan, Drumreilly gained the spoils on a final score of 1-07 to 1-04. The previous week, the lads were beaten by St Osnatts.
The team on duty was: Dara Gavigan, Sean Ryan, Richard Bohan, Brian Mallon, Eddie Moffatt, Damian Mcgowan, Tommy Beirne Mervyn Howard (o-1), Peter Mallon, Alan Croghan, Christy Bohan, Kevin Mallon,Brian Reilly, Seoirse Reynolds (0-1), Alan Bohan (o-1)subs: Declan Conboy, Tony Bohan (1-0) and David Mulligan.

Bon Voyage
One of our top players and county man , Philip Howard is heading on his travels around the world this week and we all wish him well and hope he returns safely in mid 2009. Good luck Philip.

Feargal in Oz
Well done to our PRO Feargal McGill on his recent appointment to Operations Manager in the GAA. Based in Croke Park, he previously worked as Information and Press Officer and having seen at his first hand his undoubted work ethic it is no surprise to us all that Feargal was promoted to this prestigious position. Part of his role is responsibility for the Compromise series and he is currently in Australia as Tour Manager of the Ireland Team and no doubt if there is a goalkeeping injury, he will be available for selection.

Injured Player function
On Saturday 1st November, a benefit function is organised in the Copper Still for the player injury fund and the club asks for your support on the night. Music on the night by Tom Moran and friends.

Happy Birthday
A special happy birthday to our star defender Jason ‘The Pace’ Conroy who celebrated his 21st in some style at the weekend and by all accounts a good time was had by all. Jason has been a leading light on our senior team for a number of years and all at the club send our best wishes.

Wedding bells
Another big celebration in the Conroy household this week, when former player David steps up aisle with Mairead McHugh on Friday in Rooskey. No doubt a wild weekend ahead for many and best wishes to David.

Connacht Club
Mixed fortunes for the clubs representing Leitrim in the intermediate and senior connacht club championship. Congrats to Aughnasheelin and hard luck to Glencar/Manor.

Ladies Matters
Our senior ladies finished 2008 with a defeat in the senior B championship to St Josephs. The Bornacoola goal coming from the boot of Clare Keenan. The previous week the girls defeated Ballinamore in the quarter final. Well done to all the girls for their commitment during the year and a special mention to trainers Aidan, Vinny and Seoirse.
Team on the day was Michelle Reilly, Cora McCauley, Niamh Reynolds, Maeve Duffy, Jillian Duignan, Lisa McGowan, Charlotte Faughnan, Leonie Duffy, Kelly Howard, Louise Farrell, Fiona Reilly, Susan Shanley, Sharon Mcgowan. Subs used. Rachel Duignan, Alison McKeon and Clare Keenan.

Our congratulations to our neighbours Kilglass Gaels who won the Roscommon Junior Final on Sunday last when they defeated Oran.

Wedding bells
A big congratulations to our former ladies footballing star Tanya Duignan on her recent marriage to Stephen Beresfort in Clonturk church.

The B Factor
Pencil in a big club night in your diary on Friday 28th November for the upcoming B Factor in the Shannon Key West Hotel with more details available from Seamus Mallon

Gary in London
Well done to Gary MacCloskey who played at midfield on the Tir Conaill Gaels side that won the London senior championship final at the weekend.

All at the club send our sympathies to former player Kevin and the Cox Family, Cloonart on the recent death of Pakie and to the Reynolds family, Cloonfannon on the passing of Willie.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

News 07 - 10 - 08

Under 10 Blitz
Bornacoola gaa hosted an under 10 blitz on Saturday last. Thanks to the teams that took part which were Bornacoola, Aughavas and Leitrim Gales who brought along two teams. This was a great work out for the children who all seemed to enjoy it despite the inclement weather. Thanks to all the parents and mentors of all the teams and to all from our club who helped out in any way, thanks also to referees Conor McCauley and Philip Howard. The whole event was organised by Kevin Mallon so many thanks to you Kevin.

Club Draw
The Bornacoola gaa club draw took place on Saturday last in the Copper Still. Tom Moran was at his usual best supplying the music. Winners were as follows; €100 Margaret McGowan, Cloonturk. €20 each Edel Mallon (twice) Tom Moran, James McKeon, Seam Farrell and Bottle of whiskey sponsored by Sean McGowan was won by Tom Farrell. Thanks to all who supported. Thanks also to our coordinator Kevin Mallon and to our ticket sellers Brian Mallon and Anne Marie Boyle.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the late Teresa Bohan, Lough Rynn who passed away at Sligo General Hospital on Sunday last. May she Rest in Peace.

County Final
Our congratulations to Glencar/Manorhamilton who were worthy winners of the County title on Sunday last. Well done to our team also for the great memories that came from this year's run. A number of people contributed sponsorship to the club in recent weeks and to them we extend our thanks. We'd also like to pay tribute to the terrific Bornacoola support in Pairc Sean on Sunday - the colour was outstanding and you did the parish proud.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

News 1 - 10 - 08

County Final
After a short delay, preparations are in full swing for the County final on Sunday as we face Glencar/Manorhamilton in Páirc Seán at 3pm. The parish has been a hive of activity in the last couple of days with supporters busy decorating the area in the Bornacoola colours and the team quietly preparing for the big game. We’d like to extend a special welcome to all who are returning to the parish for the big day from many corners of the country and from abroad. We hope there is a large Bor contingent in Páirc Seán on Sunday. Best of luck to Noel, Jackie and the entire panel and we hope that by Sunday night we are celebrating a county championship for the first time since 1957.

U-16 Final
The U-16’s played Gortletteragh in a most entertaining final on Friday week last and despite a very brave battle from our boys it was our neighbours who triumphed on the night. Well done to selectors Shane Reynolds and Gerry Gearty and the entire panel on their efforts throughout the year. The team in the final was: Dan Farrell, Barry Reid, Roy Keenan, Harry Comiskey, Kevin Canning (Capt.) Mark Muldowney, Anthony Mulligan, Kevin Shanley, Tony Shanley, Conor McWeeney, Conor Hackett, Ciaran Campbell, Shane Sullivan, Ian Mulligan, Liam Mulligan.

Junior C Championship
The Junior C team began their championship campaign on Sunday week last but were defeated by Leitrim Gaels despite an encouraging performance. On Saturday last, the lads overcame a strong first half from Eslin to secure an excellent victory in Mohill on a 2-10 to 0-9 scoreline. Two second half goals from Alan Croghan were the key scores as the Bors enjoyed a storming second half. The team on duty was: Dara Gavigan, Sean Ryan, Richard Bohan, Brian Mallon, Eddie Moffatt, Christy Bohan, Tony Bohan, Mervyn Howard, Peter Mallon, Alan Croghan, Brian Reilly, Kevin Mallon, Seoirse Reynolds, Declan Conboy and Alan Bohan. Subs David Mulligan and Joe Devine. Mayhem in the dressing room before the game when our star full forward discovered he had forgotten his “hamstring togs”; thankfully he still had his hamstrings and went on to play a starring role in this victory.

Happy Birthday
I’m sure he’ll thank me for mentioning it, but all at the club wish to send their best wishes to club Secretary Shane Reynolds and his twin sister Sharon who celebrated their 40th birthdays last week. Shane became Secretary of the club a few years ago following a very successful playing career and has been at the heart of all of Bornacoola’s successes over the last few years. Happy birthday to you both. A quick mention also to Seamus Mallon who added another year officially to the clock this week also!!

Flags and Jerseys

Bornacoola replica jerseys, flags and polo shirts are available to purchase in all of the local shops ahead of Sunday’s big game and there is a great selection to chose from in all sizes, so get your colours on and support the lads.

The U-12’s finished up their campaign recently and continued to make progress throughout the year despite defeat to Leitrim Gaels in their last game. Well done to all involved.

U-10 Blitz
You can start County Final weekend off on an entertaining note at the U-10 blitz in Dromod on Saturday morning when the stars of the future will be in action for the Black and Amber. Kilglass Gaels, Annaduff and Leitrim Gaels will all be participating with the young Bors. Players and parents should note that because of the blitz, there will be no underage training on Saturday at 11.

Club Draw

A note to hand from club draw organiser extraordinaire Kevin Mallon to tell me that the Club Draw takes place in the Copper Still on Saturday night with music by the excellent Tom Moran.

Ladies Matters
Next outing for our senior ladies will be a championship game on Sunday week next when Ballinamore will provide the opposition. The U-16’s played an entertaining game against Annaduff on Thursday last, but it was the Annaduff girls who took the spoils on this occasion.

Our congratulations to our neighbours from across the bridge in Rooskey as Kilglass Gaels last weekend qualified for the Roscommon Junior Final when they defeated Creggs. Well done to all involved.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

News 16 - 09 - 08

Senior Championship
A battling second half display against Kiltubrid secured our passage to the County final for the second time in four years after an epic battle in Páirc Seán on Saturday last. Kiltubrid’s ability to score goals was aptly demonstrated in the first period when they led by 3-2 to 0-5 at half time. However, an opportunist goal from Trevor Howard five minutes from time put the Bors ahead for the first time in the match and a late block by John Mc Guinness on another goal opportunity for Kiltubrid ensured our passage to the final.
Our thanks to Kiltubrid for a most sporting game – they have been one of the top teams in the county over the past five or six years and the gracious manner in which they accepted defeat at the final whistle was noted by all.
The Bornacoola team on Saturday was: Gerry Gearty, Jason Conroy, Morgan Shanley, Seamus Mallon, Conor Mc Cauley, John Mc Guinness, Niall O Connor, Michael Duignan, Colm Farrell, Trevor Howard (1-0), MJ Winters, Robert Moran (0-2), Philip Howard (0-3), David O Connor (0-1) and Mark Mc Closkey (0-4). Subs used Jonathan Duffy and Sean Mc Keon.

Junior Championship
The Junior team play Allen Gaels in their county semi-final on Saturday next in Annaduff with a 4pm throw-in.

Junior C Championship
The third team were due to play Drumreilly in the Junior C Championship on Sunday last but unfortunately the game was postponed. They will now get their campaign underway on Sunday next in Annaduff at 12pm when Leitrim Gaels are the opposition.

Intermediate Ladies
The Ladies played Glencar/Manorhamilton in the Intermediate Championship on Sunday morning last. A goal for the North Leitrim team proved to be the key score of the game as despite an encouraging performance our girls went down by 1-11 to 0-6.

U-12 Fixture
The U-12’s are due to play at home to Aughavas in Dromod on Friday night next at 6.30pm when they will be hoping to bounce back from defeat last week.

U-16 Final
The U-16 team have qualified for the final of the 9-a-side B competition. Their opposition will be Gortletteragh. Keep an eye on the fixtures pages of the paper or the Leitrim GAA website for details of the game.

Ladies U-12
The Ladies U-12 team recently played Leitrim Gaels in the 7-a-side shield final in Carrick. The Gaels ran out comfortable winner but it was a great achievement by our own girls to get to the final. Well done to all involved.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

News 02 - 09 - 08

Senior Championship
We qualified for the County semi-final for the fourth successive year with a hard working victory over Melvin Gaels in Pairc Sean on Sunday last. The Gaels got off to a great start with a goal and a point in the opening couple of minutes but an excellent goal from David O Connor helped the Bors to settle and we recovered well to lead by a point at half time. An injury to Philip Howard made the job even harder as the second half began, but some well taken scores ensured a 1-9 to 1-6 victory and a semi-final meeting in a fortnight with Kiltubrid.
The team on Sunday was: Gerry Gearty, Seamus Mallon, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, Conor Mc Cauley, John Mc Guinness, Niall O Connor, Michael Duignan, Colm Farrell, Trevor Howard, MJ Winters, Robert Moran, Philip Howard, David O Connor and Mark Mc Closkey. Sub used: Jonathan Duffy.

Club Draw
The Club Draw takes place next Saturday night in the Copper Still – music by Liam Fitz

U-12 Championship
The U-12 championship gets underway on Friday evening when the boys travel to Aughnasheelin for a 7pm throw in. Training continues every Tuesday evening at 6.30pm

Harvest Festival
The Harvest Festival takes place in Rooskey on Sunday next. A great day out for all the family, all of the usual attractions will be there and a lot of new ones also. Volunteers are needed on Saturday and Sunday morning to help out with setting up the venue; those willing to help should report to the Glanbia site at 10am on both days. All the usual stewards will be required; further information from the Chairman.

Junior Championship
Gortletteragh provide the opposition for the Juniors in the quarter final of the Championship next Saturday evening. The game takes place in Annaduff with a 4.45pm throw-in. Best of luck to all involved.

Monday, August 25, 2008

News 25 - 08 - 08

Senior Championship
All roads lead to Pairc Sean on Sunday evening as we face Melvin Gaels in the Senior Championship quarter final at 6.30pm. Best of luck to manager Noel Crossan and all the boys involved.

Junior Championship
The Junior team sealed their passage to the quarter finals with an exciting one point victory over Leitrim Gaels on Saturday last in Annaduff. An excellent first half display, which saw the Bors lead by two points at half time despite playing into a strong wind, set the tone for the game. Leitrim Gaels battled strongly throughout the second half, but fine displays from Ollie Vaughan and substitute Damian Moran had the Bors four points clear with time running out. A late goal for the Gaels led to some nervous moments in the closing minutes, but ultimately the Bors held on for victory by 0-12 to 1-8.
Team was: Feargal Mc Gill, Gerald Moffatt, John Reynolds, John Shanley, Brendan Duignan, Damian Mc Guinness, Niall Mc Gowan, Feargal Howard, Paul Hackett, Jonathan Duffy, Mark Mc Closkey, John Bohan, Aiden Reilly, Bobby Shanley and Oliver Vaughan. Subs: Mervyn Howard, Sean Ryan, Damian Moran.

Ladies Football
The Ladies team played Mohill in the Intermediate Championship on Sunday morning last with the town team running out comfortable winners.

U-16 Championship
The U-16 team play Kiltubrid on Friday evening next in Kiltubrid at 7pm.

Our Congratulations to Derek “Digger” Duignan who became the latest Bornacoola player to get engaged over the weekend. Derek has been in Australia for the last number of years where he met fiancée Renea who has been to Bornacoola on a number of occasions and left a huge impression on us all. Everyone at the club send their best wishes to the couple and by all accounts the Aer Lingus website went into meltdown on Saturday as the Bors began booking the flights for the big day. This latest news may finally bring an end to the infamous Adventures of Diggerman! Our best wishes to you both.

Monday, July 28, 2008

News 28 - 07 - 08

U-14 Final
Our U-14 team played Aughnasheelin in the U-14 final in Carrick on Sunday evening last. The Aughnasheelin boys were red hot favourites to secure the title, having enjoyed a comfortable victory over Bornacoola in the earlier rounds. However, the Bor youngsters played with pride, passion and flair on Sunday afternoon and were only cruelly denied by a last minute goal. Our congratulations to a fine Aughnasheelin team on their victory but well done also to the Bornacoola lads and coaches Noel Mc Closkey and Seamus Mallon who did their parish proud and ended an excellent season for them with probably their best performance to date. The club also want to express their thanks to the parents of all the lads who have been available to bring them to games all over the county this year and have offered great support throughout the year.
The Bornacoola panel at U-14 this year was Shane Sullivan, Kieran Campbell, Barry Reid, Sean Muldowney, Conor Hackett, Mark Muldowney, Kevin Shanley, Ronan Mulligan, Liam Mulligan, Feargal Hackett, Ian Mulligan and Karl Mallon.

Division 5

Our Division 5 team completed their league campaign in fine style on Sunday last as they carved out a 1-10 to 0-9 victory over Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher to ensure they finish the year as table toppers in this Division. They now have the prospect of Division 4 football to look forward to next year as well as the Division 5 league final and the chance of some silverware. It has been an excellent year at this level, in which the team have won 11 of the 12 league games they have played.

Senior Championship
The Senior Championship gets underway on Saturday next as we play Aughawillan in Cloone in a game that will have a 7.30pm throw-in. The game will be preceded by the meeting of our neighbours Annaduff and Drumreilly. Our thanks to Tulsk for their hospitality and a very useful workout on Sunday last and our best wishes to the team as they bid for Championship glory.

U-16 Championship
The U-16 team get their championship campaign underway on Friday evening as they face Cloone in Dromod at 7pm. This year the boys are in the 9-a-side competition in a group that also includes Aughnasheelin and Gortletteragh.

Minor Championship
The Minor team face Melvin Gaels in a must win championship encounter this Wednesday evening. Thus far the boys have suffered defeat to Drumkeerin but recorded a good win over Carrigallen. Victory over Melvin Gaels will ensure progression to the next round.

Ladies Division 2
The Ladies team are scheduled to play St Mary’s in the league in Dromod on Sunday morning next at 12pm.

Monday, July 07, 2008

News 07 - 07 - 08

Senior League
A very poor first half on Sunday left us with too much to do in the second half of our league clash with Drumreilly in Dromod. The visitors led by eight points at half time and despite a determined comeback which saw us get within three points at one stage, three unanswered late points secured a deserved victory for the away team on a scoreline of 1-11 to 0-8.
Bornacoola team and scorers: Gerry Gearty, Seamus Mallon, Morgan Shanley, Damian Mc Guinness, Shane Conroy, John Mc Guinness, Jason Conroy, Michael Duignan, Conor Mc Cauley (0-1), Sean Mc Keon, MJ Winters, Trevor Howard, Philip Howard (0-7), Colm Farrell and Brian Conroy. Subs used: Niall O Connor, Paul Hackett and Declan Shanley. Next Saturday evening we travel to St Marys for a 6.30pm throw-in.

Division 5
A terrific contest on Saturday evening in Division 5 saw us pip a gallant Aughnasheelin to cement our place at the top of the table. The visitors moved into an early six point lead, but an Aiden Reilly goal settled the Bornacoola nerves and a strong second half secured a 1-11 to 1-7 win.
The Bornacoola team was: Gerry Gearty, Gerald Moffatt, John Shanley, Sean Ryan, Mervyn Howard, Brendan Duignan, Alan Bohan, Feargal Howard, Robert Moran, Paul Hackett, Aidan Reilly, Damian Moran, Brian Reilly, John Bohan and Kevin Mallon. Subs used: Alan Croghan, David Mulligan and Richard Bohan. Next game this Sunday v Mohill in Dromod at 2.30pm.

Love in the Air
Our congratulations to Bornacoola footballer Dessie Dobson and new wife Maria who were married at the weekend. The reception was held in Lough Rynn and I believe a great night was had by all. Another Bor star – John Reynolds announced his engagement last week and we send our best wishes to him and fiancée Nicola Dolan for the future.

George O Toole, RIP
We would like to express our sympathies to the family of the late George O Toole who passed away recently. George was a great GAA man and a well known face to anyone who ever visited Pairc Sean. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.

U-14 Success
The U-14 team enjoyed a good victory over Ballinaglera last week. Well done to all involved.

Minor Championship

The Minor championship kicked off on Wednesday evening last, when a very determined Drumkeerin side proved too strong for the Bors. Our second game in the competition sees us travel to Carrigallen this Wednesday evening for a game that will get underway at 7pm.

Division 3
The Junior A team have a home game on Sunday next, with St Marys the visitors to Dromod for a 1pm throw in.

Monday, June 23, 2008

News 23 - 06 - 08

Senior League
We recorded our third victory in the Masonite Division 1 league as we travelled to Aughnasheelin’s fine new facilities on Saturday night last. In a game that was very close throughout, the home side missed a late chance to draw the game as we held out for a single point victory on a final scoreline of 0-10 to 0-9.
The team and scorers were: Gerry Gearty, Damian Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley, Seamus Mallon, Jason Conroy, John Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Michael Duignan, Colm Farrell, MJ Winters, Mark Mc Closkey (0-4), Trevor Howard, Philip Howard (0-4), David O Connor (0-2) and Brian Conroy. Subs used: Sean Mc Keon, Paul Hackett, Robert Moran.

The Division 5 team travel to Fenagh on Sunday for a 2.30pm throw-in against St Caillins. Meanwhile the Minor B Championship starts on Wednesday week (July 2nd) when Dromahair travel to Dromod to play Bornacoola in a game with a 7pm throw-in.

Division 3
The Division 3 team travelled to Drumshanbo on Sunday last and in a game played in dreadful weather conditions fought hard to secure a 1-6 apiece draw. The Bornacoola goal was the first score of the game and came from the boot of Aiden Reilly. With Bornacoola three points up at half time, Allen Gales improved considerably in the second half of a game where a draw was a fair result.
Team and Scorers: Feargal Mc Gill, John Shanley, Seamus Mallon, Brian Mallon, Sean Ryan, MJ Winters (0-1), Paul Hackett, Colm Farrell, Feargal Howard, Declan Shanley (0-1), Sean Mc Keon (0-1), Robert Moran (0-1), Aiden Reilly (1-1), Brian Conroy and John Bohan (0-1). Subs used: Bobby Shanley, Jonathan Duffy, Pat Farrell and John Reynolds.

Underage Matters

The U-12’s played Augnasheelin last week in the last game of the league and were beaten in what was a very competitive game on a final score of 4-6 to 9-9. Our underage players are again embarking on a 1000th point challenge this year and we’d ask you to support them in their endeavours. All players should note that sponsorship cards need to be returned on Saturday. Also please note that next Saturday morning is the final fitting for the hoodie’s so all boys and girls are asked to ensure their attendance.

Ladies Football
The Ladies played Annaduff at the weekend in the 9-a-side league and while they suffered defeat in that game, they have a chance for instant revenge as they meet the same opposition this Sunday in Division 2 of the Ladies League in Dromod in a game that will have a 12pm throw-in.

News 18 - 06 - 08

Championship Draws
The U-16 team have been drawn in a group with Gortletteragh, Aughnasheelin and Cloone in the 9-a-side B championship. First game in the competition will be on August 1st. Before that, the Minor team begin championship action on July 2nd in the Minor B 13-a-side championship. They’ve been drawn in a group that includes Melvin Gaels, Carrigallen, Dromahair and Drumkeerin. At U-14 level, our participation will be in the 9-a-side competition where we join Aughavas, Aughnasheelin, Cloone, Ballinaglera, St Osnatt’s and Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher in the search for glory which commences on July 4th

Jack Mc Nally R.I.P.
The death has occurred of former Bornacoola player and Leitrim County board official Jack Mc Nally. Jack was a member of the last Bornacoola team to have won the Senior championship in 1957. Born in Dromod, Jack spent much of his early years in America, but starred for Bornacoola when the family returned to the village to run the family bar. He attended the 50th anniversary celebrations of the 1957 victory last year in Rooskey and indeed regaled us all with some terrific stories from the era. Jack of course was well known for his encyclopaedic knowledge on a wide range of subjects and he was possessed of an incredible memory. All at the club extend their deepest sympathies to his wife Millie and their children and extended family at Jack’s sad passing. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Junior League
The Division 3 played Sean O Heslins on Saturday afternoon in an open and competitive game in Dromod. A first half goal from Robert Moran set Bornacoola on their way to victory and the Bors enjoyed a 1-7 to 0-3 half time lead. However, the Ballinamore side battled strongly in the second half and at one stage reduced the margin to three points. However, a strong finish from Bornacoola, and in particular a terrific solo goal from Brian “Taxi” Conroy ensured the 2nd victory of the campaign for Bornacoola.
Team was: Feargal Mc Gill, John Shanley, Seamus Mallon, Brian Mallon, MJ Winters, Niall O Connor, Paul Hackett, Feargal Howard, Colm Farrell, Robert Moran, Sean Mc Keon, Declan Shanley, Aiden Reilly, Brian Conroy and John Bohan. Subs used: Ollie Vaughan, Damian Moran, Brendan Duignan

Ladies Football
The Ladies played Dromahair on Friday evening but despite a promising start, they suffered defeat at the hands of the North Leitrim girls.

Our sympathies are extended to the Tiernan family Cloone on the tragic passing of Tommy Tiernan last week. The Tiernan’s have been synonymous with Cloone GAA over the years and are well known in Leitrim GAA circles. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a Anam.

U-12 League
The U-12’s played Aughnasheelin on Monday night and travel to play Leitrim Gaels this Friday evening at 7pm. Meanwhile, last Friday, the boys were involved in a very exciting game with Glenfarne/Kilty which ended in a thrilling 3-8 each draw. Well done to both sides for providing great entertainment.

Weekend Fixtures
The Senior team travel to Aughnasheelin on Saturday evening for a 6.30pm throw-in in Division 1 of the league. The Division 3 team play on Sunday as they travel to Drumshanbo for a 2.30pm throw-in against Allen Gaels.

Gary Departs
Long time Bornacoola and Leitrim midfielder Gary Mc Closkey leaves these parts for a new career in London this week. Gary has been an outstanding servant of the club over the years, having won underage medals at all levels and of course playing at centrefield on the Leitrim team that won the Connacht Minor Championship in 1998. A wonderfully committed player and a unique character off the field, “Red” will be sorely missed by his many friends in Bornacoola both off the field and on. However, we wish him all the very best in his new job and we hope he lights up the playing fields for his new club Tír Chonaill Gaels as much as he has done over the years in the Black and Amber of Bornacoola. Slán a chara, is míle buíochas as ucht an méid a rinne tú ar son an Chlub agus an pharóiste go ginerealta. Le chúnamh Dé beidh tú ar ais dúinn tar éis tamaill beag ach go dtí sin, go n-eirí go geal leat le gach rud.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

News 10 - 06 - 08

Division 5
Bornacoola moved into joint top position on the Division 5 table following an exciting game against Leitrim Gaels on Sunday last. The Gaels, who have yet to record a win in the Division, pushed the Bors all the way but at the final whistle, Bornacoola had a single point to spare in a 1-9 to 1-8 victory.

The ladies team completed their 9-a-side campaign when they were beaten by Ballinaglera on Sunday. Meanwhile, the U-14 girls lost to Annaduff by five points, also on Sunday morning.

Galway v Leitrim Tickets for this Sunday’s Connacht Senior football championship semi-final between Galway and Leitrim at Pearse Stadium will be available from the Copper Still until 7pm on Friday evening. All those intending to travel to Galway for the game are advised to purchase their tickets in advance in order to avoid delays on the day. Our best wishes to the Leitrim players on Sunday and in particular to Gary, Michael, David and Philip. We know you will all do the county proud.

Leaving Cert
The Leaving Cert exams started last week and a number of our prominent players and members are sitting the Leaving this year. Our best wishes to you all.

The U-12’s travel to Gortletteragh on Friday evening next (13th) with a 7pm throw-in. On Saturday, we play Sean O Heslins in Division 3 of the league in Dromod at 6.30pm.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

News 3 - 06 - 08

Senior League
Melvin Gaels were the visitors to Dromod at the weekend for our third league game of the year and it was the Kinlough men who dominated the first half and were worthy 0-7 to 0-3 leaders at half time. The Bors rallied strongly in the second half and levelled the game in the closing minutes, but again the North Leitrim men managed to find a little extra and closed out the game with three late scores to secure a 0-13 to 0-10 victory.
The Bornacoola team was: Gerry Gearty, Seamus Mallon, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, Daniel Canning, John Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Michael Duignan, Gary Mc Closkey, Trevor Howard, Colm Farrell, Niall O Connor, Mark Mc Closkey, David O Connor and Philip Howard. Subs used Shane Conroy, Damian Mc Guinness and Brian Conroy. Our best wishes to Danny Canning who suffered a recurrence of a knee injury in this game. We hope to see him fit and well in the near future.

Division 3
We made the short journey to Annaduff on Sunday afternoon in Division 3. The home side were much the sharper team in the first half and were good value for a 0-6 to 0-3 half time lead. However, Bornacoola enjoyed a much better opening to the second half and midway through had levelled the game at 0-6 apiece. A goal for Annaduff and a disallowed green flag for Bornacoola ultimately dictated the outcome of the game as Annaduff tacked over some nice scores in the closing five minutes to secure a 1-12 to 0-7 victory.
The Bornacoola team was: Feargal Mc Gill, Sean Ryan, Seamus Mallon, Gerald Moffatt, Paul Hackett, Niall O Connor, Brian Mallon, MJ Winters, Colm Farrell, Declan Shanley, Sean Mc Keon, Ollie Vaughan, Aiden Reilly, Brian Conroy and John Bohan. Subs Used John Shanley, Alan Croghan

U-12 Fixture
The U-12 team play Gortletteragh in Cornageeha on Friday evening next at 7pm.

Ladies League
The Ladies were defeated by a very strong St Josephs in beautiful sunshine in Dromod on Sunday morning last in what was the penultimate game in the 9-a-side league for the ladies.

Division 5
The Division 5 team returned to top form on Monday when they produced an excellent performance to defeat table toppers Glencar/Manorhamilton by 2-7 to 0-9. With promotion very much in their sights, the boys have a very big game this Sunday when they play host to Leitrim Gaels in Dromod in a game that will have a 2.30pm throw-in.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

News 05 - 05 - 08

Division 5
Pride of place this week must go to our Division 5 team who have continued their excellent start to the season with a 0-8 to 0-6 victory over St Osnatt’s in Kilasnett on Monday. This places the boys on top of the table in the Division with four wins from their opening four games. They now face Eslin in Dromod on Sunday next at 2.30pm.

Senior Shield

Cloone were the opposition in our third game of the Senior Shield on Saturday last and it took a late penalty goal from Mark Mc Closkey to salvage a share of the spoils in what was a disappointing Bornacoola performance.
The team and scorers was: Feargal Mc Gill, Seamus Mallon, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, Shane Conroy, John Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Daniel Canning, Colm Farrell, Trevor Howard (1-1), John Reynolds, Jonathan Duffy, Mark Mc Closkey (1-2), Aidan Reilly and Declan Shanley. Subs used: Brian Conroy (1-0), Mervyn Howard and Feargal Howard.

Junior League Division 3
The Division 3 team have struggled to get their season started and were no match for Glencar/Manorhamilton in their third league game on Sunday last in North Leitrim. After a close first half, Bornacoola were reduced to 14 men in the second period and two well taken goals for the home side ensured a second defeat in three games for the Bors.
The team on duty was: Gerry Gearty, Sean Ryan, Seamus Mallon, Mervyn Howard, John Reynolds, Niall Mc Gowan, Colm Farrell, Feargal Howard, Jonathan Duffy, Declan Shanley, John Bohan, Brian Conroy, Aidan Reilly and John Shanley. Subs used: Robert Moran, Brian Mallon, Feargal Mc Gill

U-14 League
The U-14 team have made a good start to their season and enjoyed a comfortable victory over Aughavas on Friday evening last. Their next game is this Friday against Aughnasheelin away from home. The following Friday (May 16th) they play Cloone at home. Both games at 7pm.
The panel on duty against Aughavas was: Shane Sullivan, Kieran Campbell, Barry Reid, Sean Muldowney, Mark Muldowney, Liam Mulligan, Kevin Shanley, Conor Hackett, Feargal Hackett, Karl Mallon, Ian Mulligan and Ronan Mulligan.

Frank Donnelly R.I.P
All at the club send their sympathies to the wife, family and friends of the late Frank Donnelly who passed away in Dublin recently following a brave battle with illness, Born in Armagh, Frank came to Dromod as a Garda in the 1950’s and his footballing talents quickly saw him established as a key member of the Bornacoola team of that era. He played in the forward line on the last Bornacoola team to win the Senior Championship in 1957 and spent the latter years of his life in Drumcondra in Dublin. Frank attended the Club Dinner dance last year when the Club celebrated the 50th anniversary of that victory. A former county minor with Armagh, Frank won a senior championship in Sligo with Craobh Rua in the early 50’s on a team that also included local men Cormac Mc Gill and Tony Hayden. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Underage Training
Please note that there will be no underage training this Saturday morning.

Ladies League
The Ladies team suffered a heartbreaking defeat against Manorhamilton in the 9-a-side league on Sunday morning last. Despite dominating for most of the game, the girls let a five point lead slip in the closing seven minutes as Glencar/Manorhamilton scored three goals to secure a three point victory. Nonetheless the girls continue to improve under the watchful eye of Vinny Canning and Aiden Reilly.

County Matters
Niall O Connor, Sean Mc Keon and Paul Hackett all represented Leitrim in their Minor Championship defeat to Sligo on Monday last. The previous Friday, John Mc Guinness and Colm Farrell were part of the Leitrim Junior panel that defeated the same opposition and Leitrim now play Roscommon in the Connacht Junior Final in Pearse Stadium on May 18th. This weekend, all eyes turn to New York as Leitrim begin their campaign for Connacht glory – Captain Gary Mc Closkey, Michael Duignan, David O Connor and Philip Howard will represent Bornacoola and a large contingent from hereabouts will make the journey to the Big Apple to support them. Full report on our return.

Golf Classic
Don’t forget our Golf Classic takes place in Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club on Saturday May 24th. There are still a number of tee times available and for information on this, and indeed if you are interested in sponsoring a tee or helping out in any way, please contact Mícheál Mc Gowan on 086 2561023.

Birthday Greetings

The Chairman has been in touch to let me know that he celebrates his birthday today (Wednesday). He refused to divulge his age but did say he wasn’t quite born when Bornacoola last won a Senior championship in 1957 but nonetheless he is a child of the 50’s apparently. Work it out yourselves. Happy Birthday Mícheál.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

News 30 - 04 - 08

Senior League
The Senior team got their league campaign underway with a good victory over Annaduff on Saturday evening last. A strong start from Bornacoola was key in an entertaining game as we ran out 0-12 to 0-7 winners.
The team on duty was: Gerry Gearty, Seamus Mallon, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, Shane Conroy (0-1), John Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Gary Mc Closkey (0-1), Colm Farrell, Trevor Howard (0-1), Niall O Connor (0-1), Mark Mc Closkey (0-3), Philip Howard (0-2), David O Connor (0-2) and Declan Shanley. Subs used: Sean Mc Keon (0-1). Next game for the Seniors is on Saturday in the Shield when we face Cloone in Dromod at 6.30pm.

All Ireland Scor Finals
No joy for our Tráth na gCeist team in the All Ireland finals in Killarney on Sunday last. It was Bornacoola’s fourth time in the Question Time final and this was the closest we had come to victory as just two marks separated our team of Aidan Dockery, Liam Rabbitte and Feargal Mc Gill from eventual winners Cornafean of Cavan at the end. The other four Leitrim entries all performed excellently, but unfortunately no success for the county on the night. However, there was terrific Leitrim support at the finals and it was great to see a large contingent from Bornacoola in attendance this year. Go raibh maith agaibh go léir.

Division 3 League
The Division 3 team are still without a league victory as they suffered a narrow defeat against Mohill on Sunday last – final score Bornacoola 2-7 Mohill 1-11. Next Sunday the lads travel to Manorhamilton to play the home side in a game that will have a 2.30pm throw-in.

Division 5 League
The Division 5 team have been playing exceptionally well of late, but face a difficult journey on Monday next as they travel north to play St Osnatt’s at 2pm.

U-14 League
The U-14’s played Gortletteragh on Friday night and were unlucky to lose by two points. However, the boys played excellent in the 2nd half coming back from 8 points down with the Gortletteragh goalie saving well to deny us a victory. Final score was 3-9 to 3-7. The team was: Shane Sullivan, Kieran Campbell, Barry Reid, Sean Muldowney, Mark Muldowney (2-1), Liam Mulligan, Kevin Shanley (0-3), Conor Hackett (1-3), Feargal Hackett and Karl Mallon. The boys now play Aughavas on Friday next at 7pm in Aughavas.

U-10 Team
The U-10 team played Aughnasheelin at the weekend and the two teams served up a quality game of football that was testament to the great coaching work being carried out with these young footballers by the coaching personnel in both clubs. Our thanks to Brian Mallon who refereed the game and most especially to Derek Hunt in the Copper Still who sponsored goody bags for the players.

Club Draw
The May Club Draw takes place in the Shannon Key West Hotel on Saturday night next, May 3rd. Music on the night by Evan O Donnell and your support will be greatly appreciated.

Monday, April 14, 2008

News 14 - 04 - 08

U-14 League
The u-14 team play their first game of the year in the 9-a-side competition when they face St Caillins in Dromod on Friday evening at 7pm.

Connacht Minor Championship
Best of luck to Leitrim on Saturday in their Connacht Minor championship clash with Roscommon and in particular to our own Niall O Connor, Sean Mc Keon and Paul Hackett who are involved with the county team.

Our very best wishes to Morgan Shanley and Claire Foley (Kilclare) who got engaged on their recent trip to Australia. Morgan has been an outstanding player on the senior team since the late 90’s and Claire of course is a proud Kiltubrid woman. Indeed many of the Bor lads think she played a key role in helping her parish win the county title of 2005 by keeping Morgan safely off the field of play and far away in Australia! Best wishes to you both in your lives together and congratulations from everyone in Bornacoola.

U-16 League

The U-16 team were beaten by Cloone on Friday night last by 2 points in the league on a final scoreline of 2-6 to 4-2. The team on duty was: Daniel Farrell, Mark Muldowney (1-0), Roy Keenan, Barry Reid, Harry Cumiskey, Kevin Canning, Tony Shanley, Anthony Mulligan (0-4), Keving Shanley (1-2). Sub used: Kieran Campbell

We extend on our sympathy to former club officer Brendan and all the Muldowney family on the tragic passing of Brendan’s son Enda over the weekend. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Eslin provide the opposition in our 2nd shield game which takes place in Dromod on Saturday evening next at 5pm

Please note that Membership of the club for 2008 closes this weekend. All players must have their membership paid to Shane Reynolds, Jackie Conboy or Pat Farrell before Sunday evening.

The Ladies game scheduled for the weekend was called off – the team that lined out against Ballinaglera last week was: Michelle Reilly, Nimah Reynolds, Sarah Duffy, Maeve Duffy, Lisa McGowan, Cora Mc Cauley, Jillian Duignan, Leonie Duffy, Fiona Reilly, Louise Farrell, Tara Hackett, Kelly Howard and Emma Moffatt. Subs used Nadine Hackett and Susan Shanley.

Monday, April 07, 2008

News 07 - 04 - 08

U-16 League
The U-16 team played very well against a strong Glenfarne on Friday evening last, but a number of good goal chances for Bornacoola went a-begging and the North Leitrim side triumphed after an entertaining game. This was our fourth game in the competition and followed defeats to Aughnasheelin and Aughavas and a good win over Gortletteragh.
The panel and scorers for these four games was: Daniel Farrell, Mark Muldowney, Roy Keenan (1-1), Barry Reid, Kevin Canning (1-5), Harry Cumiskey, Kevin Shanley (1-2), Anthony Mulligan (3-4), Tony Shanley, Shane Sullivan, Conor Mc Weeney, Ian Mulligan, Kieran Campbell, Liam Mulligan and Conor Hackett.


The Senior team have their second game of the year when they make the short journey to Annaduff on Saturday evening for a 6.30pm throw-in in the Shield.

Division 3

An entertaining game against near neighbours Eslin on Sunday morning last in the first game of the year for the Junior A team, saw a late Seamus Mallon point rescue a draw for Bornacoola. Eslin, playing against the breeze, started the game much the brighter and an early goal gave the home side an advantage they held throughout the first half. An Aiden Reilly goal mid way through the second half put the Bors in front for the first time in the game, but Eslin hit back to lead in the dying minutes before Mallon’s late score salvaged a draw. Team: Gerry Gearty, John Reynolds, Seamus Mallon, Brian Mallon, Mervyn Howard, Niall O Connor, Niall Mc Gowan, Colm Farrell, Bobby Shanley, Jonathan Duffy, Sean Mc Keon, Feargal Howard, John Bohan, Aidan Reilly, Declan Shanley. Subs used: Brian Conroy and John Shanley.


All at the club send their best wishes to former player Frankie Bohan who retired from An Garda Síochána recently after many years of dedicated service. Frank won a Connacht U-21 championship medal with the county in 1977 and was one of our key players when we won the Junior League in 1983. A regular with the Leitrim Seniors (along with Noel Mahon) in the early 80’s, he was the backbone of Bornacoola adult teams throughout the seventies, eighties and into the nineties. Sons Christopher and Richard have starred in recent years in the black and amber and the entire Bohan family have given great service to Bornacoola GAA over the years. Well done Frank and we hope you have a most enjoyable retirement.


The Ladies team had an excellent league victory over Ballinaglera on Sunday morning last. Despite trailing at half time, they rallied strongly in the second half to record their first win of the season. Well done to all.

Division 5

Our Division 5 team recorded their third win in a row when they had a good victory over Kiltubrid – 2-16 to 4-1 – on Saturday night last. First half goals from Damian Moran and Mervyn Howard set us on our way in a performance that was notable for a number of excellent scores.
Team on duty was: Ollie Vaughan, Sean Ryan, Brian Reilly, John Shanley, Brendan Duignan, Richard Bohan, Jackie Conboy, Peter Mallon, Feargal Howard, Damian Moran, Aidan Reilly, Mervyn Howard, Gerry Gearty, John Bohan and Alan Croghan. Subs used: David Mulligan, Alan Bohan and Seoirse Reynolds.

Leitrim Supporters Club

Our own Shay Reynolds was to the forefront in organising this year’s Leitrim Supporter’s club campaign. Our thanks to all who supported and best wishes to the county team in their key game against Limerick in a fortnight.


Michael Duignan suffered a nasty injury on Sunday last in the Allianz League game against Down and it looks like he will miss quite a bit of the season on the back of this. However, we send him our best wishes and knowing Mick, he will be back playing before too long.


We would like to extend our deepest Sympathies to the Moran family (Mohill) on the recent passing of Padraig Moran, father of referee and ladies board official Kieran. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Scór Tickets

Any one interested in obtaining tickets for the All Ireland finals of Scór in Killarney on April 26th are asked to contact Leitrim Scór Secretary Maura Mulvey (087 6486967) or our own Shay Reynolds (071 96 38244) as soon as possible.


A community initiative supported by the GAA club to provide a number of defibrillators is currently underway. House to house collections to cover the costs of the initiative will be happening in the near future and we would ask you to support this very worthwhile project.

Monday, March 31, 2008

News 31 - 03 - 08

A great night for Leitrim at the Connacht Finals of Scór in Manorhamilton on Saturday night last with five of the Leitrim teams qualifying for the All Ireland finals in Killarney on April 26th. Our own Louise Staunton in Recitation was very unlucky not to make it a sixth qualifier from Leitrim, but our Tráth na gCeist team of Aiden Dockery, Liam Rabbitte and Feargal Mc Gill earned their second Connacht title in a row and another chance at All Ireland glory. Other Leitrim winners included the Figure Dancers of Glencar/Manorhamilton, the musicians from Leitrim Gaels, the Sean O Heslin’s Novelty Act and St Mary’s Ballad Group. A special word of congratulations to Laura Crossan – daughter of our new manager Noel, who was part of the St Mary’s group. Best of luck to all of the Leitrim participants in the All Ireland finals.

Club Draw
The March Club Draw was held in Peter Reynolds’ on Saturday night last. Winners were: Eur100 Catherine Gormley, Eur20 – Thomas Nolan, Ciara Hackett, Seamus Mc Weeney, Liam Farrell and Frank Smith. Our thanks to Peter and Marion for hosting the draw

Underage Training
Underage training is due to get underway this Saturday morning at 11am in the Park, weather permitting. New players particularly welcome

Junior League Division 3
Our Division 3 team have their first league game this Sunday when the play Eslin away from home at 12noon.

U-16 League
The U-16’s played a strong Aughavas away from home on Friday evening last and were beaten on a scoreline of 4-9 to 1-2. On Friday next they entertain Glenfarne in Dromod at 6.30pm

Ladies Fixture
The Ladies play their second game of the league on Sunday morning at 12noon when they face Ballinaglera in Dromod.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

News 25 - 03 - 08

Senior Shield
The Senior team got their season underway when they played Carrigallen away from home in the first round of the shield on Sunday last. The concession of three first half goals left us with a mountain to climb and despite a goal from Jonathan Duffy, Carrigallen held on for a four point victory – 4-7 to 1-12 – in an entertaining game.
The Bornacoola team and scorers were: Bobby Shanley, Daniel Canning, Conor Mc Cauley (0-1), Damian Mc Guinness, Niall Mc Gowan, John Mc Guinness, Shane Weasel Conroy, Colm Farrell (0-1), John Reynolds (0-1), Tommy Diffley (0-1), Trevor Howard, Jason Conroy (0-1), Jonathan Duffy (1-4), Mark Mc Closkey and Declan Shanley (0-3). Subs used: Feargal Howard, Gerry Gearty and Brian Conroy.

U-16 League
The U-16 team played Aughnasheelin in the league on Saturday last and competed very well before the concession of a number of goals after half time ensured a victory for Aughnasheelin

Ladies League

The Ladies began their league campaign minus the services of a number of first team regulars and were no match for a better equipped Dromahaire on Sunday morning last.

Club Draw
The Club Draw takes place this Saturday night in Peter Reynolds’ in Rooskey. Music and the usual prizes on the night

Underage Training
Training for all boys and girls up to the age of 12 starts again on Saturday morning next at 11am. All are welcome.

Connacht Scór
The finals of Connacht Scór take place in Manorhamilton on Saturday night next. Best of luck to all of the Leitrim competitors but in particular our own Louise Staunton in Recitation and Liam Rabbitte, Aidan Dockery and Feargal Mc Gill in Trath na gCeist

County Team News
Lots of Bornacoola players currently in action on the County scene. Gary Mc Closkey, David O Connor, Michael Duignan and Philip Howard are involved on the Senior panel, while Jason Conroy and David played for the U-21’s against Mayo in the Connacht Championship last weekend. Meanwhile, Niall O Connor, Sean Mc Keon and Paul Hackett have all been featuring on the minor team over the past couple of months. Well done to all.

Division 5 League
The Division 5 team played their second game of the league on Monday afternoon last and in a very close encounter, two late points from Gerry Gearty and Damian Mc Gowan finally sealed our second win on the trot 0-7 to 0-5. The team on duty was: Ollie Vaughan, Sean Ryan, Brian Reilly, John Shanley, Jackie Conboy, Damian Mc Gowan, Brendan Duignan, Peter Mallon, Feargal Howard, Mervyn Howard, Kevin Mallon, David Mulligan, Alan Croghan, Aidan Reilly and Gerry Gearty. Subs used were John Bohan, Richard Bohan and Tommy Beirne.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Nuact 11 - 03 - 08

Seachtain na Gaeilge
Is í Seachtain na Gaeilge an fhéile Ghaeilge agus chultúrtha is mó a bhíonn ar siúl in Éirinn gach bliain agus beidh sé ar siúl i mbliana go dtí an 17ú Márta. Beidh na céadta míle duine ag glacadh páirte in imeachtaí - céilithe, ceolchoirmeacha agus tráthanna na gceist boird san áireamh - a bheidh á n-eagrú i mí Mhárta. Beidh na himeachtaí seo á n-eagrú i ngach contae in Éirinn, chomh maith le Ceanada, na Stáit Aontaithe, an Bhrasaíl, Sasana, agus an Ghearmáin. Glacfaidh na céadta scoil agus club óige páirt san fhéile chomh maith trí imeachtaí éagsúla a chur ar siúl. Táimid fhéin ag déanamh iarracht páirt bheag a ghlacadh sa seachtain seo ar son an chlub le cúpla líne de na nótaí a chur as Gaeilge. B'fhéidir go mbeidh sibh féin in ann cúpla focail Gaeilge a úsáid i rith an tseachtain. Na Barrs Abú!

Glacaimid páirt in oíche cheannais Scór an chontae i gCluainín Uí Ruairc (Manorhamilton) ar an Satharn seo chaite. Do bhí Louise Nic an Mhíle (Staunton) sa chomórtais Aithriseoireacht (Recitation) agus abar sí píosa álainn dar teideal “A Mother’s Prayer”. Bhí an bua aicí ar an oíche is beidh sí anois ag glacadh páirt ar son Co Liatroma i gCúige Connacht ar an 29ú lá de Márta. In éineacht léi, beidh ár bhfoireann Tráth na gCeist le Aodhán Ó Dochartaigh, Liam Ó Coinín agus Feargal Mac Giolla a bhuaigh chraobh an chontae de Satharn freisin. Go n-eirí go geal libh go léir i Chonnacht.

Foireann Sinsir
Ár mbuíochas do Mainistir na Búille (Boyle) a thug cluiche cairdiúil dúinn de Satharn i Dromad – an chéad cluiche den bhliain do na lads agus ár bhainisteoir nua Nollaig Mac an Chrosáin. Tosnaíonn an chomórtas Shield ag an deireadh seachtain le chluiche in aghaidh Carraig Álainn de Satharn i gCarraig Álainn

Tráth na gCeist Seachtain na Gaeilge
Ár chomhghairdeas do Aodhán O Dochartaigh, Liam Ó Coinín, Marie Threse Ní Dhocartaigh agus Deaglán O Buachán atá ar a slí go pPáirc an Chrócaigh ar Lá Fhéile Phádraig don chomórtas cheannais na hÉireann sa Tráth na gCeist Seachtain na Gaeilge. Ghlac siad páirt i chomórtas cheannais Chonnachta i gClár Chlainne Mhuiris ag an deireadh seachtain is cé go raibh an bua ag Clár Chlainne Mhuiris ar an oíche, fuair Barr na Cúille a thicéid freisin don chomórtas cheannais tar éis teacht abhaile sa dara háit. Ádh mór ar an gceathrar i bPáirc an Chrócaigh de Luain.

Roinn a Chúig
D’imir ár bhfoireann Sóisir B in aghaidh Gort Leittreach de Domhnaigh. Fuair Gearóid Mac Oireachtaigh cúl dúinn ó cic pionóis sa chéad leath agus sa deireadh bhí bua eisce againne 1-13 to 0-2. Foireann Barr na Cúille ar an lá: Oilibhéar Ó Meáchain, Seán Ó Riain, Briain Ó Raghallaigh, Criostóir Ó Buacháin, Seán Mac Conbhuí, Damian Mac Gabhann, Breandán Ó Duigeannáin, Feargal Mac Íomhar (0-8), Peadar O Mealláin, Daibhéad Ó Maolagáin, Caoimhín Ó Mealláin (0-1), Mervyn Mac Íomhar (0-1), Sean Ó Seanlaoich (0-1), Gearóid Mac Oireachtaigh (1-0) agus Alan Ó Cruacháin (0-1). Fir Ionad: Sean Ó Buacháin, Roibeard Ó Moráin, Damian Ó Moráin, Risteard Ó Buacháin agus Tomás O Broin.

Peil Fé 16
Ní raibh cluiche ag na lads an seachtain seo chaite (chuireadh ar ceall é), ach tosnóimíd leis ár chéad chluiche in aghaidh Gort Leittreach ar an Satharn seo chugainn ag 12 a chlog i nGort Leittreach.

Sraith Mionúir Eadar Chondae
Beidh Liatroim ag imirt in aghaidh Ros Comáin i mBarr na Cúille ar an Satharn seo chugainn ag a cúig a chlog sa sraith mionúir eadar chondae.

Monday, March 03, 2008

News 3 - 3 - 08

The semi finals of Senior Scor took place over the weekend and our own Community centre hosted the first semi-final on Friday night. Bornacoola participated in the Recitation, where Louise Staunton recited “A Mother’s Prayer” and in Question Time with Liam Rabbitte, Aidan Dockery and Declan Bohan performing and both have qualified for the County final, which will take place in Manorhamilton on Saturday night next.

Minor League
Our minors were in action against Ballinamore on last Sunday morning with the town team enjoying a comfortable 4-10 to 2-4 victory. There was a very strong wind blowing which favoured Ballinamore in the first half and indeed they took full advantage of it clocking up a lead of 2-8 to 0-2 at half time. In the second half Bornacoola upped their game with the wind and with two goals from Niall O’Connor and Mervyn Howard things were looking a bit better but Ballinamore were always the stronger and replied with two more goals.
Team and scorers were; Harry Comiskey, Sean Ryan, Roy Keenan, Kevin Canning, Damian Moran, Damian McGowan, Niall O’Connor 1-0, Paul Hackett, David Mulligan, Mervyn Howard 1-0, Alan Bohan, Sean McKeon 0-4, Alan Croghan. Subs used were Anthony Mulligan and Darren McGushin.

Our Div. 5 team will have their first game of the year this weekend against Gortletteragh at 12pm in Gortletteragh while the U-16’s under the watchful eye of Shane Reynolds and Gerry Gearty begin their campaign on Sunday morning at 12 when they face St Caillins.

Our presentation function took place in Flynn’s Shannon Key West Hotel Rooskey on Saturday night last at which medals were presented to the winning Minor teams from the last two seasons by Minor Board Chairman Dan Gallogly. The Senior player of the year award went to Michael Duignan, with Brian Mallon winning the Intermediate and Sean Ryan the Junior players of the year and Lisa Mc Gowan received the Ladies Award. Club Person of the Year was Noel Mc Closkey, whose immense voluntary contributions over the years were appropriately recognised while there was a special presentation to Tom Duignan who was chairman for the past five years. Our own Declan Bohan was the county board guest on the night. A beautiful buffet was served by the hotel and great entertainment was provided by The Dance Kings. Thanks to all who supported.

Public meeting
An important public meeting will take place this Wednesday night in Bornacoola Centre at 9pm to update you on Defibrillators in the parish. Everyone is entitled to the use of the Defibrillator. The CPR/AED project will only work with the support and interest of the whole community. If you got one of the flyers which were distributed at Mass at the weekend, take time to read it and come along on the night.

Seachtain na Gaeilge Quiz
Our Seachtain na Gaeilge quiz team recently qualified from Liatroim to represent the county in the Connacht finals which take place this Friday night in Claremorris. Go n-eirí go geal le Aodhán Ó Dochartaigh, Liam Ó Coinín, Marie-Therese Ní Dhoctartaigh agus Deaglán Ó Buacháin a bhéas ag glacadh páirt oíche de hAoine ar son an chlub.

Monday, February 25, 2008

News 25 - 02 - 08

Minor League
Our minors were in action against neighbours Annaduff on Sunday morning last and suffered their first defeat of the year on a score line of Annaduff 5-3 Bornacoola 0-8. Our next minor game is away against Ballinamore on Sunday at 12 noon.
Team and scorers at the weekend were: Harry Comiskey, Sean Ryan, Roy Keenan, Kevin Canning, Damian Moran 0-2, Anthony Mulligan, Damian McGowan, Niall O’Connor 0-1, David Mulligan 0-5, Mervin Howard, Alan Bohan, Sean McKeon, Alan Croghan,

Adult Leagues
The adult men’s leagues will be getting underway in the next couple of weeks. Our Division 5 team will have the first game of the year on the 9th March with the Div 3 and the senior shield competition starting the following weekend. The senior league will start on 20th of April with our first game at home to neighbours Annaduff.

Golf Classic
The club will once again be running a Golf Classic in 2008, so make sure to keep Saturday, May 24th free in the diary and the competition will be held in Carrick on Shannon golf club.

Everyone involved in the club wish to extend our condolences to Gortletteragh GAA and in particular to the family of Stephen Doorigan, Tooman, who died suddenly in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda on Saturday last.
The Doorigan family are one of the great GAA clans in the county and it was no surprise that from an early age Stephen immersed himself in the playing of our national games and indeed all aspects of club life with his beloved Gortletteragh. He showed great promise at underage level and throughout his young life starred as both a hurler and footballer for Gortleterragh, St Mel’s and Leitrim as the need arose. Indeed he was one of the stars of the Gortletteragh team that reached the county senior football final in 2004 and scored three points in the decider against Annaduff.
Despite being taken from his family and friends at such a young age, Stephen had achieved an incredible amount in his 24 years. To Mickey, Helena and Rachel we offer our sympathies and we know how rightly proud you were of your son and brother. He earned the respect and admiration of all who played against him and were fortunate enough to have known him.
Stephen was laid to rest in Gortletteragh cemetery on Monday and the huge crowds who attended his funeral bore testament to the respect with which Stephen and the entire Doorigan family are held. Níor dhéanaimid dearmad air - solas na bhflaitheas dá anam.

Bornacoola GAA Presentation
The 2008 Club Social takes place in Flynn’s Shannon Key West Hotel Rooskey on Saturday night next when the winning minor teams of the last two seasons will be presented with their medals. The players of the Year from the Senior, Intermediate and Junior teams as well as the Ladies player of the year will be announced and there will be music on the night by the Dance Kings. Buffet will be served at 10pm and tickets costing €20 are available from Tom Moran, 087.2465344 Peter Hanley, 087 9139702 and Michael Mc Gowan 086.2561023.

Anyone who hasn’t paid their club membership for 2008 are asked to do so immediately. It can be paid to Shane Reynolds, Pat Farrell or any officer of the club. Players are reminded that in order to play for Bornacoola in 2008, you must have paid your membership.

Monday, February 18, 2008

News 18 - 02 - 08

Club Draw
The Bornacoola GAA club draws for both January and February took place on last Saturday night in The Copper Still Dromod; Music was by Maureen O’Dowd. Winners were as follows; €100 each Ann Marie Boyle, Clooncarne and Seamus Mallon, Dromod, €20 each Paul Fox c/o Philip Howard, Joe Devine, Ballygeeher, Claire Mullen, Co. Tyrone, Sean McGuinness, Clooncarne. Deidre McKeon, Liscloonadea, Damian McGowan, Cloonturk, Ann Marie Mallon, Dromod, Charlie Notley, Dublin, James McKeon, Liscloonadea, Emma Moffatt, Grace Park, there was also a meal voucher presented by the Copper Still which was won by Sean McGowan. Thanks to coordinator Kevin Mallon and all who helped out on the night and also to all the ticket sellers who again this year put in a great effort to make the draw better than ever and thanks again to all who came out on Saturday night for the draw. Next months draw is in Peter Reynolds Bar Rooskey on March 30th.

The first semi-final of Scór takes place on 29 February in the Community Centre

Best Wishes
Best wishes to Aiden Reilly who suffered a bad injury during the week. We hope to see him back on the field before too long.

U 16 League
The U 16 league starts on March 9th when we play St Caillins at home. The group we are in also includes Gortletteragh, Aughavas, Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher, Aughnasheelin and Cloone. Training under Shane Reynolds and Gerry Gearty takes place every Tuesday and Thursday.

Minor League
Our minor game against Ballinamore was cancelled on last Sunday morning due to fog. Our next minor game is against neighbours Annaduff on Sunday at 12 noon in Annaduff. Next training is on Tuesday night at 8pm.

Golf Classic
The Club will be running a Golf Classic again this year. It will take place in Carrick-on-Shannon golf club on Saturday 24th May

Bornacoola GAA Social
The club will be holding a presentation function in Flynn’s Shannon Key West Hotel, Rooskey on Saturday night 1st March 2008. The winning Minor teams from 2006 and 2007 will be presented with their medals on the night and as always the night will also see the presentation of the Players of the Year Awards for the Men’s senior, intermediate and junior teams, the Ladies team and also the club person of the year. This year’s event is a little less formal than in the past and a buffet will be served at 10pm with music on the night by the Dance King’s. Tickets priced at €20 are currently available from Tom Moran, Peter Hanley and Michael Mc Gowan.

Membership of the club for 2008 is currently available from Shane Reynolds or Pat Farrell priced at €30 for playing membership and €10 for non-playing membership. All players who intend to play for the club in 2008 (Ladies and Men) must have their membership paid-up before they can play.

Monday, February 11, 2008

News 11 - 02 - 08

Minor League
The Minor team began their season on Sunday morning last with a very heartening seven point victory over Carrigallen on a scoreline of 2-8 to 0-7 with Paul Hackett and Alan Croghan finding the net for the Bors. An early goal in the first five minutes set the tone for an entertaining game and while the Bors led throughout, Carrigallen never gave up and were unlucky on a couple of occasions not to hit the net with Bornacoola goalkeeper Harry Comiskey in excellent form. Players and scorers as follows; Harry Comiskey, Sean Ryan, Roy Keenan, Kevin Canning, Damian McGowan, Damian Moran, Paul Hackett 1-0, Niall O’Connor 0-1, David Mulligan 0-1, Sean McKeon 0-4, Mervin Howard 0-1,Alan Croghan1-1, Darren McGushin sub used Alan Bohan. Next game is away to Sean O Heslins in Ballinamore on Sunday at 12 noon.

Double Club Draw
A double club draw on Saturday night next in the Copper Still, where Maureen O Dowd will be providing the music. A huge crowd expected, so make sure to get there early. Ticket sellers are asked to have all tickets returned to Kevin Mallon or Shane Reynolds before Friday. Alternatively tickets can be left in the Copper Still.

Bornacoola GAA Social
The club will be holding a presentation function in Flynn’s Shannon Key West Hotel, Rooskey on Saturday night 1st March 2008. The winning Minor teams from 2006 and 2007 will be presented with their medals on the night and as always the night will also see the presentation of the Players of the Year Awards for the Men’s senior, intermediate and junior teams, the Ladies team and also the club person of the year. This year’s event is a little less formal than in the past and a buffet will be served at 10pm with music on the night by the Dance King’s. Tickets priced at €20 are currently available from Tom Moran, Peter Hanley and Michael Mc Gowan.


Membership of the club for 2008 is currently available from Shane Reynolds or Pat Farrell priced at €30 for playing membership and €10 for non-playing membership. All players who intend to play for the club in 2008 (Ladies and Men) must have their membership paid-up before they can play.

Monday, February 04, 2008

News 04 - 02 - 08

Minor League
Our first games of 2008 will be in the Minor league. Bornacoola have been drawn in a group that includes Carrigallen, Sean O Heslins and Annaduff. Our first game is on Sunday morning at 12noon in Dromod against Carrigallen.

Scoláireachtaí Gaeltachta 2008
Leitrim County Board currently have a number of Gaeltacht Scholarships for 2008 for anyone who is interested in applying. The scholarship scheme is open to registered and paid-up club members only, both boys and girls. Oral interviews will be conducted in early March and there will be fourteen scholarships in all. It should be noted that anyone who received a Gaeltacht scholarship from Coiste Chontae Liatroma in previous years is not eligible to apply again. Application forms are available from Club Secretary Shane Reynolds – 087 9751993

Club Draw
A double Club Draw (January and February) on February 16th in the Copper Still. Tickets are on sale through all club members priced at €20 which ensures inclusion in all 12 monthly draws for 2008.

Underage Teams
Anyone interested in getting involved with the coaching of underage teams in the club are asked to get in contact with Shane Reynolds (087 9751993) or Seamus Mallon (086 8334614)

Bornacoola GAA Social
The club will be holding a presentation function in Flynn’s Shannon Key West Hotel, Rooskey on Saturday night 1st March 2008. The winning Minor teams from 2006 and 2007 will be presented with their medals on the night and as always the night will also see the presentation of the Players of the Year Awards for the Men’s senior, intermediate and junior teams, the Ladies team and also the club person of the year.
This year’s event is a little less formal than in the past and a buffet will be served at 10pm with music on the night by the Dance King’s. Tickets priced at €20 are currently available from Tom Moran, Peter Hanley and Michael Mc Gowan.

Minor Training
Please note that training for all players over 14 takes place in the pitch on Tuesdays and Thursday’s at 6.30pm

Monday, January 07, 2008

News 07 - 01 - 08

Club Draw
The December Club Draw was held in the Copper Still over Christmas. Winners on the night included: €100 Gerry Boyle, €50 John Gilroy, €30 Seamus Duignan, €20 Michael Mallon, Nancy Mc Donagh, Kevin Mallon, Mary Mallon, Jackie Conboy, Michael Quinn, Mary Mallon, Cathal Reynolds, Mary Mallon, Veronica Quinn, & Sean Mc Cauley. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who supported the Club Draw over the year – it remains the main source of income for the club and we are very much indebted to all who continue to support it.
We’d also like to thank all of the venues who have hosted the draw throughout the year and a particular word of thanks to Kevin Mallon and his select team who have worked extremely hard in promoting the draw. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir. Tickets for the 2008 draws will be on sale in the next fortnight.

Annual General Meeting
The AGM takes place this Sunday morning in the Community Centre at 11.30am. All interested in the club and its affairs are invited to attend. In particular we would welcome new members from around the area to come along and get involved with us for 2008.

Scór na nÓg
A great night for Barr na Cúille at the County Scór finals in Manorhamilton on Sunday last as the club captured county titles in Question Time (Tráth na gCeist) and Novelty Act (Nuachleas). The Question Time team was Tony Shanley, Mark Muldowney and Paul Dockery. Ronan Mulligan, Feargal Hackett, Carl Mallon, Coleen Bohan, Sara Reid, Orla Mc Weeney, Sean Muldowney and Shannon Boyle participated in the Novelty Act.
Both now go on to the Connacht Finals. However, the real celebrations were reserved for the winning of the Club of the Year Award – an outstanding achievement in light of what was an extremely competitive year in Leitrim Scór. All of those who participated – both in the semi-finals and again on Sunday, and all who gave of their time in assisting the Bornacoola Scór effort deserve great praise. Comhghairdeas daoibh uile.

On behalf of the club we would like to extend our sympathies to the Beirne family on the recent passings of Michael John and his sister Mary Ellen (Comerford). Both were living in the States but were originally from Cloontumpher. Michael John of course was a member of the last Bornacoola team to win the Leitrim Championship in 1957. He was unfortunately unable to attend the tribute night to that team last February, but his award did reach him in America. Over the Christmas period, Leitrim GAA lost two of its great personalities in Tony Mc Gowan and Tommy Riordan. Both men gave incredible service to Leitrim and we extend our sympathies to their families. Finally, the death has occurred in London of Dan Bohan (Tooman). To the Bohan and Conboy families we extend our deepest sympathies.

A note to hand from Noel Mahon to extend his thanks to all who helped out with and participated in the GOAL mile on New Year’s Day. As always, Noel had the organisation of the event down to a tee and his commitment to this most worthwhile of projects is deserving of exceptional praise.

FBD League
Liatroim got their FBD league campaign off to a winning start against GMIT on Sunday last. Michael Duignan, Gary Mc Closkey and David O Connor represented Bornacoola on the field, while Philip Howard was named among the substitutes. It was a particularly pleasing day for Gary Mc Closkey, who had the honour of captaining his county in the game. Galway now visit Pairc Seán on Sunday in a game which will have a 2pm throw-in.