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,
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.
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.