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.
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.
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.
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.