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