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.
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.
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.
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.