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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.