Monday, June 23, 2008

News 23 - 06 - 08

Senior League
We recorded our third victory in the Masonite Division 1 league as we travelled to Aughnasheelin’s fine new facilities on Saturday night last. In a game that was very close throughout, the home side missed a late chance to draw the game as we held out for a single point victory on a final scoreline of 0-10 to 0-9.
The team and scorers were: Gerry Gearty, Damian Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley, Seamus Mallon, Jason Conroy, John Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Michael Duignan, Colm Farrell, MJ Winters, Mark Mc Closkey (0-4), Trevor Howard, Philip Howard (0-4), David O Connor (0-2) and Brian Conroy. Subs used: Sean Mc Keon, Paul Hackett, Robert Moran.

The Division 5 team travel to Fenagh on Sunday for a 2.30pm throw-in against St Caillins. Meanwhile the Minor B Championship starts on Wednesday week (July 2nd) when Dromahair travel to Dromod to play Bornacoola in a game with a 7pm throw-in.

Division 3
The Division 3 team travelled to Drumshanbo on Sunday last and in a game played in dreadful weather conditions fought hard to secure a 1-6 apiece draw. The Bornacoola goal was the first score of the game and came from the boot of Aiden Reilly. With Bornacoola three points up at half time, Allen Gales improved considerably in the second half of a game where a draw was a fair result.
Team and Scorers: Feargal Mc Gill, John Shanley, Seamus Mallon, Brian Mallon, Sean Ryan, MJ Winters (0-1), Paul Hackett, Colm Farrell, Feargal Howard, Declan Shanley (0-1), Sean Mc Keon (0-1), Robert Moran (0-1), Aiden Reilly (1-1), Brian Conroy and John Bohan (0-1). Subs used: Bobby Shanley, Jonathan Duffy, Pat Farrell and John Reynolds.

Underage Matters

The U-12’s played Augnasheelin last week in the last game of the league and were beaten in what was a very competitive game on a final score of 4-6 to 9-9. Our underage players are again embarking on a 1000th point challenge this year and we’d ask you to support them in their endeavours. All players should note that sponsorship cards need to be returned on Saturday. Also please note that next Saturday morning is the final fitting for the hoodie’s so all boys and girls are asked to ensure their attendance.

Ladies Football
The Ladies played Annaduff at the weekend in the 9-a-side league and while they suffered defeat in that game, they have a chance for instant revenge as they meet the same opposition this Sunday in Division 2 of the Ladies League in Dromod in a game that will have a 12pm throw-in.

News 18 - 06 - 08

Championship Draws
The U-16 team have been drawn in a group with Gortletteragh, Aughnasheelin and Cloone in the 9-a-side B championship. First game in the competition will be on August 1st. Before that, the Minor team begin championship action on July 2nd in the Minor B 13-a-side championship. They’ve been drawn in a group that includes Melvin Gaels, Carrigallen, Dromahair and Drumkeerin. At U-14 level, our participation will be in the 9-a-side competition where we join Aughavas, Aughnasheelin, Cloone, Ballinaglera, St Osnatt’s and Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher in the search for glory which commences on July 4th

Jack Mc Nally R.I.P.
The death has occurred of former Bornacoola player and Leitrim County board official Jack Mc Nally. Jack was a member of the last Bornacoola team to have won the Senior championship in 1957. Born in Dromod, Jack spent much of his early years in America, but starred for Bornacoola when the family returned to the village to run the family bar. He attended the 50th anniversary celebrations of the 1957 victory last year in Rooskey and indeed regaled us all with some terrific stories from the era. Jack of course was well known for his encyclopaedic knowledge on a wide range of subjects and he was possessed of an incredible memory. All at the club extend their deepest sympathies to his wife Millie and their children and extended family at Jack’s sad passing. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Junior League
The Division 3 played Sean O Heslins on Saturday afternoon in an open and competitive game in Dromod. A first half goal from Robert Moran set Bornacoola on their way to victory and the Bors enjoyed a 1-7 to 0-3 half time lead. However, the Ballinamore side battled strongly in the second half and at one stage reduced the margin to three points. However, a strong finish from Bornacoola, and in particular a terrific solo goal from Brian “Taxi” Conroy ensured the 2nd victory of the campaign for Bornacoola.
Team was: Feargal Mc Gill, John Shanley, Seamus Mallon, Brian Mallon, MJ Winters, Niall O Connor, Paul Hackett, Feargal Howard, Colm Farrell, Robert Moran, Sean Mc Keon, Declan Shanley, Aiden Reilly, Brian Conroy and John Bohan. Subs used: Ollie Vaughan, Damian Moran, Brendan Duignan

Ladies Football
The Ladies played Dromahair on Friday evening but despite a promising start, they suffered defeat at the hands of the North Leitrim girls.

Our sympathies are extended to the Tiernan family Cloone on the tragic passing of Tommy Tiernan last week. The Tiernan’s have been synonymous with Cloone GAA over the years and are well known in Leitrim GAA circles. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a Anam.

U-12 League
The U-12’s played Aughnasheelin on Monday night and travel to play Leitrim Gaels this Friday evening at 7pm. Meanwhile, last Friday, the boys were involved in a very exciting game with Glenfarne/Kilty which ended in a thrilling 3-8 each draw. Well done to both sides for providing great entertainment.

Weekend Fixtures
The Senior team travel to Aughnasheelin on Saturday evening for a 6.30pm throw-in in Division 1 of the league. The Division 3 team play on Sunday as they travel to Drumshanbo for a 2.30pm throw-in against Allen Gaels.

Gary Departs
Long time Bornacoola and Leitrim midfielder Gary Mc Closkey leaves these parts for a new career in London this week. Gary has been an outstanding servant of the club over the years, having won underage medals at all levels and of course playing at centrefield on the Leitrim team that won the Connacht Minor Championship in 1998. A wonderfully committed player and a unique character off the field, “Red” will be sorely missed by his many friends in Bornacoola both off the field and on. However, we wish him all the very best in his new job and we hope he lights up the playing fields for his new club Tír Chonaill Gaels as much as he has done over the years in the Black and Amber of Bornacoola. Slán a chara, is míle buíochas as ucht an méid a rinne tú ar son an Chlub agus an pharóiste go ginerealta. Le chúnamh Dé beidh tú ar ais dúinn tar éis tamaill beag ach go dtí sin, go n-eirí go geal leat le gach rud.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

News 10 - 06 - 08

Division 5
Bornacoola moved into joint top position on the Division 5 table following an exciting game against Leitrim Gaels on Sunday last. The Gaels, who have yet to record a win in the Division, pushed the Bors all the way but at the final whistle, Bornacoola had a single point to spare in a 1-9 to 1-8 victory.

The ladies team completed their 9-a-side campaign when they were beaten by Ballinaglera on Sunday. Meanwhile, the U-14 girls lost to Annaduff by five points, also on Sunday morning.

Galway v Leitrim Tickets for this Sunday’s Connacht Senior football championship semi-final between Galway and Leitrim at Pearse Stadium will be available from the Copper Still until 7pm on Friday evening. All those intending to travel to Galway for the game are advised to purchase their tickets in advance in order to avoid delays on the day. Our best wishes to the Leitrim players on Sunday and in particular to Gary, Michael, David and Philip. We know you will all do the county proud.

Leaving Cert
The Leaving Cert exams started last week and a number of our prominent players and members are sitting the Leaving this year. Our best wishes to you all.

The U-12’s travel to Gortletteragh on Friday evening next (13th) with a 7pm throw-in. On Saturday, we play Sean O Heslins in Division 3 of the league in Dromod at 6.30pm.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

News 3 - 06 - 08

Senior League
Melvin Gaels were the visitors to Dromod at the weekend for our third league game of the year and it was the Kinlough men who dominated the first half and were worthy 0-7 to 0-3 leaders at half time. The Bors rallied strongly in the second half and levelled the game in the closing minutes, but again the North Leitrim men managed to find a little extra and closed out the game with three late scores to secure a 0-13 to 0-10 victory.
The Bornacoola team was: Gerry Gearty, Seamus Mallon, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, Daniel Canning, John Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Michael Duignan, Gary Mc Closkey, Trevor Howard, Colm Farrell, Niall O Connor, Mark Mc Closkey, David O Connor and Philip Howard. Subs used Shane Conroy, Damian Mc Guinness and Brian Conroy. Our best wishes to Danny Canning who suffered a recurrence of a knee injury in this game. We hope to see him fit and well in the near future.

Division 3
We made the short journey to Annaduff on Sunday afternoon in Division 3. The home side were much the sharper team in the first half and were good value for a 0-6 to 0-3 half time lead. However, Bornacoola enjoyed a much better opening to the second half and midway through had levelled the game at 0-6 apiece. A goal for Annaduff and a disallowed green flag for Bornacoola ultimately dictated the outcome of the game as Annaduff tacked over some nice scores in the closing five minutes to secure a 1-12 to 0-7 victory.
The Bornacoola team was: Feargal Mc Gill, Sean Ryan, Seamus Mallon, Gerald Moffatt, Paul Hackett, Niall O Connor, Brian Mallon, MJ Winters, Colm Farrell, Declan Shanley, Sean Mc Keon, Ollie Vaughan, Aiden Reilly, Brian Conroy and John Bohan. Subs Used John Shanley, Alan Croghan

U-12 Fixture
The U-12 team play Gortletteragh in Cornageeha on Friday evening next at 7pm.

Ladies League
The Ladies were defeated by a very strong St Josephs in beautiful sunshine in Dromod on Sunday morning last in what was the penultimate game in the 9-a-side league for the ladies.

Division 5
The Division 5 team returned to top form on Monday when they produced an excellent performance to defeat table toppers Glencar/Manorhamilton by 2-7 to 0-9. With promotion very much in their sights, the boys have a very big game this Sunday when they play host to Leitrim Gaels in Dromod in a game that will have a 2.30pm throw-in.