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.