Monday, July 28, 2008

News 28 - 07 - 08

U-14 Final
Our U-14 team played Aughnasheelin in the U-14 final in Carrick on Sunday evening last. The Aughnasheelin boys were red hot favourites to secure the title, having enjoyed a comfortable victory over Bornacoola in the earlier rounds. However, the Bor youngsters played with pride, passion and flair on Sunday afternoon and were only cruelly denied by a last minute goal. Our congratulations to a fine Aughnasheelin team on their victory but well done also to the Bornacoola lads and coaches Noel Mc Closkey and Seamus Mallon who did their parish proud and ended an excellent season for them with probably their best performance to date. The club also want to express their thanks to the parents of all the lads who have been available to bring them to games all over the county this year and have offered great support throughout the year.
The Bornacoola panel at U-14 this year was Shane Sullivan, Kieran Campbell, Barry Reid, Sean Muldowney, Conor Hackett, Mark Muldowney, Kevin Shanley, Ronan Mulligan, Liam Mulligan, Feargal Hackett, Ian Mulligan and Karl Mallon.

Division 5

Our Division 5 team completed their league campaign in fine style on Sunday last as they carved out a 1-10 to 0-9 victory over Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher to ensure they finish the year as table toppers in this Division. They now have the prospect of Division 4 football to look forward to next year as well as the Division 5 league final and the chance of some silverware. It has been an excellent year at this level, in which the team have won 11 of the 12 league games they have played.

Senior Championship
The Senior Championship gets underway on Saturday next as we play Aughawillan in Cloone in a game that will have a 7.30pm throw-in. The game will be preceded by the meeting of our neighbours Annaduff and Drumreilly. Our thanks to Tulsk for their hospitality and a very useful workout on Sunday last and our best wishes to the team as they bid for Championship glory.

U-16 Championship
The U-16 team get their championship campaign underway on Friday evening as they face Cloone in Dromod at 7pm. This year the boys are in the 9-a-side competition in a group that also includes Aughnasheelin and Gortletteragh.

Minor Championship
The Minor team face Melvin Gaels in a must win championship encounter this Wednesday evening. Thus far the boys have suffered defeat to Drumkeerin but recorded a good win over Carrigallen. Victory over Melvin Gaels will ensure progression to the next round.

Ladies Division 2
The Ladies team are scheduled to play St Mary’s in the league in Dromod on Sunday morning next at 12pm.

Monday, July 07, 2008

News 07 - 07 - 08

Senior League
A very poor first half on Sunday left us with too much to do in the second half of our league clash with Drumreilly in Dromod. The visitors led by eight points at half time and despite a determined comeback which saw us get within three points at one stage, three unanswered late points secured a deserved victory for the away team on a scoreline of 1-11 to 0-8.
Bornacoola team and scorers: Gerry Gearty, Seamus Mallon, Morgan Shanley, Damian Mc Guinness, Shane Conroy, John Mc Guinness, Jason Conroy, Michael Duignan, Conor Mc Cauley (0-1), Sean Mc Keon, MJ Winters, Trevor Howard, Philip Howard (0-7), Colm Farrell and Brian Conroy. Subs used: Niall O Connor, Paul Hackett and Declan Shanley. Next Saturday evening we travel to St Marys for a 6.30pm throw-in.

Division 5
A terrific contest on Saturday evening in Division 5 saw us pip a gallant Aughnasheelin to cement our place at the top of the table. The visitors moved into an early six point lead, but an Aiden Reilly goal settled the Bornacoola nerves and a strong second half secured a 1-11 to 1-7 win.
The Bornacoola team was: Gerry Gearty, Gerald Moffatt, John Shanley, Sean Ryan, Mervyn Howard, Brendan Duignan, Alan Bohan, Feargal Howard, Robert Moran, Paul Hackett, Aidan Reilly, Damian Moran, Brian Reilly, John Bohan and Kevin Mallon. Subs used: Alan Croghan, David Mulligan and Richard Bohan. Next game this Sunday v Mohill in Dromod at 2.30pm.

Love in the Air
Our congratulations to Bornacoola footballer Dessie Dobson and new wife Maria who were married at the weekend. The reception was held in Lough Rynn and I believe a great night was had by all. Another Bor star – John Reynolds announced his engagement last week and we send our best wishes to him and fiancée Nicola Dolan for the future.

George O Toole, RIP
We would like to express our sympathies to the family of the late George O Toole who passed away recently. George was a great GAA man and a well known face to anyone who ever visited Pairc Sean. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.

U-14 Success
The U-14 team enjoyed a good victory over Ballinaglera last week. Well done to all involved.

Minor Championship

The Minor championship kicked off on Wednesday evening last, when a very determined Drumkeerin side proved too strong for the Bors. Our second game in the competition sees us travel to Carrigallen this Wednesday evening for a game that will get underway at 7pm.

Division 3
The Junior A team have a home game on Sunday next, with St Marys the visitors to Dromod for a 1pm throw in.