Monday, October 20, 2008

News 20 - 10 - 08

Senior League
A strong first half display highlighted by some fine points from Trevor Howard and an opportunist goal clinically finished to the net by MJ Winters secured a strong platform for a one point win over our neighbours Mohill in Dromod in the senior league. The final score was 1-09 to 0-11. The Bornacoola team on Saturdaywas: Gerry Gearty, Jason Conroy, Conor MCcauley, Seamus Mallon, Paul Hackett, John Mc Guinness,Sean McKeon, Niall O Connor, Colm Farrell, Mark Mc Closkey (0-2), David O Connor (0-1), MJ Winters (1-0), Declan Shanley (0-1) Trevor Howard (0-4,) Philip Howard. Sub used: Brian Conroy.

The previous Saturday we secured a narrow victory over Gortlettragh with a rally of late points sealing the league win on a final scoreline of 0-9 to 0-6. Scorers were are follows:
Mark McCloskey (0-3), Conor McCauley (0-2), Philip Howard (0-2),Declan Shanley (0-1) and Colm Farrell (0-1)

Junior C Championship
The Junior C team exited the 2008 championship campaign on Sunday in Fenagh where they were defeated by Dumreilly despite an encouraging performance in terrible conditions.
Despite a goal from Tony Bohan, Drumreilly gained the spoils on a final score of 1-07 to 1-04. The previous week, the lads were beaten by St Osnatts.
The team on duty was: Dara Gavigan, Sean Ryan, Richard Bohan, Brian Mallon, Eddie Moffatt, Damian Mcgowan, Tommy Beirne Mervyn Howard (o-1), Peter Mallon, Alan Croghan, Christy Bohan, Kevin Mallon,Brian Reilly, Seoirse Reynolds (0-1), Alan Bohan (o-1)subs: Declan Conboy, Tony Bohan (1-0) and David Mulligan.

Bon Voyage
One of our top players and county man , Philip Howard is heading on his travels around the world this week and we all wish him well and hope he returns safely in mid 2009. Good luck Philip.

Feargal in Oz
Well done to our PRO Feargal McGill on his recent appointment to Operations Manager in the GAA. Based in Croke Park, he previously worked as Information and Press Officer and having seen at his first hand his undoubted work ethic it is no surprise to us all that Feargal was promoted to this prestigious position. Part of his role is responsibility for the Compromise series and he is currently in Australia as Tour Manager of the Ireland Team and no doubt if there is a goalkeeping injury, he will be available for selection.

Injured Player function
On Saturday 1st November, a benefit function is organised in the Copper Still for the player injury fund and the club asks for your support on the night. Music on the night by Tom Moran and friends.

Happy Birthday
A special happy birthday to our star defender Jason ‘The Pace’ Conroy who celebrated his 21st in some style at the weekend and by all accounts a good time was had by all. Jason has been a leading light on our senior team for a number of years and all at the club send our best wishes.

Wedding bells
Another big celebration in the Conroy household this week, when former player David steps up aisle with Mairead McHugh on Friday in Rooskey. No doubt a wild weekend ahead for many and best wishes to David.

Connacht Club
Mixed fortunes for the clubs representing Leitrim in the intermediate and senior connacht club championship. Congrats to Aughnasheelin and hard luck to Glencar/Manor.

Ladies Matters
Our senior ladies finished 2008 with a defeat in the senior B championship to St Josephs. The Bornacoola goal coming from the boot of Clare Keenan. The previous week the girls defeated Ballinamore in the quarter final. Well done to all the girls for their commitment during the year and a special mention to trainers Aidan, Vinny and Seoirse.
Team on the day was Michelle Reilly, Cora McCauley, Niamh Reynolds, Maeve Duffy, Jillian Duignan, Lisa McGowan, Charlotte Faughnan, Leonie Duffy, Kelly Howard, Louise Farrell, Fiona Reilly, Susan Shanley, Sharon Mcgowan. Subs used. Rachel Duignan, Alison McKeon and Clare Keenan.

Our congratulations to our neighbours Kilglass Gaels who won the Roscommon Junior Final on Sunday last when they defeated Oran.

Wedding bells
A big congratulations to our former ladies footballing star Tanya Duignan on her recent marriage to Stephen Beresfort in Clonturk church.

The B Factor
Pencil in a big club night in your diary on Friday 28th November for the upcoming B Factor in the Shannon Key West Hotel with more details available from Seamus Mallon

Gary in London
Well done to Gary MacCloskey who played at midfield on the Tir Conaill Gaels side that won the London senior championship final at the weekend.

All at the club send our sympathies to former player Kevin and the Cox Family, Cloonart on the recent death of Pakie and to the Reynolds family, Cloonfannon on the passing of Willie.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

News 07 - 10 - 08

Under 10 Blitz
Bornacoola gaa hosted an under 10 blitz on Saturday last. Thanks to the teams that took part which were Bornacoola, Aughavas and Leitrim Gales who brought along two teams. This was a great work out for the children who all seemed to enjoy it despite the inclement weather. Thanks to all the parents and mentors of all the teams and to all from our club who helped out in any way, thanks also to referees Conor McCauley and Philip Howard. The whole event was organised by Kevin Mallon so many thanks to you Kevin.

Club Draw
The Bornacoola gaa club draw took place on Saturday last in the Copper Still. Tom Moran was at his usual best supplying the music. Winners were as follows; €100 Margaret McGowan, Cloonturk. €20 each Edel Mallon (twice) Tom Moran, James McKeon, Seam Farrell and Bottle of whiskey sponsored by Sean McGowan was won by Tom Farrell. Thanks to all who supported. Thanks also to our coordinator Kevin Mallon and to our ticket sellers Brian Mallon and Anne Marie Boyle.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the late Teresa Bohan, Lough Rynn who passed away at Sligo General Hospital on Sunday last. May she Rest in Peace.

County Final
Our congratulations to Glencar/Manorhamilton who were worthy winners of the County title on Sunday last. Well done to our team also for the great memories that came from this year's run. A number of people contributed sponsorship to the club in recent weeks and to them we extend our thanks. We'd also like to pay tribute to the terrific Bornacoola support in Pairc Sean on Sunday - the colour was outstanding and you did the parish proud.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

News 1 - 10 - 08

County Final
After a short delay, preparations are in full swing for the County final on Sunday as we face Glencar/Manorhamilton in Páirc Seán at 3pm. The parish has been a hive of activity in the last couple of days with supporters busy decorating the area in the Bornacoola colours and the team quietly preparing for the big game. We’d like to extend a special welcome to all who are returning to the parish for the big day from many corners of the country and from abroad. We hope there is a large Bor contingent in Páirc Seán on Sunday. Best of luck to Noel, Jackie and the entire panel and we hope that by Sunday night we are celebrating a county championship for the first time since 1957.

U-16 Final
The U-16’s played Gortletteragh in a most entertaining final on Friday week last and despite a very brave battle from our boys it was our neighbours who triumphed on the night. Well done to selectors Shane Reynolds and Gerry Gearty and the entire panel on their efforts throughout the year. The team in the final was: Dan Farrell, Barry Reid, Roy Keenan, Harry Comiskey, Kevin Canning (Capt.) Mark Muldowney, Anthony Mulligan, Kevin Shanley, Tony Shanley, Conor McWeeney, Conor Hackett, Ciaran Campbell, Shane Sullivan, Ian Mulligan, Liam Mulligan.

Junior C Championship
The Junior C team began their championship campaign on Sunday week last but were defeated by Leitrim Gaels despite an encouraging performance. On Saturday last, the lads overcame a strong first half from Eslin to secure an excellent victory in Mohill on a 2-10 to 0-9 scoreline. Two second half goals from Alan Croghan were the key scores as the Bors enjoyed a storming second half. The team on duty was: Dara Gavigan, Sean Ryan, Richard Bohan, Brian Mallon, Eddie Moffatt, Christy Bohan, Tony Bohan, Mervyn Howard, Peter Mallon, Alan Croghan, Brian Reilly, Kevin Mallon, Seoirse Reynolds, Declan Conboy and Alan Bohan. Subs David Mulligan and Joe Devine. Mayhem in the dressing room before the game when our star full forward discovered he had forgotten his “hamstring togs”; thankfully he still had his hamstrings and went on to play a starring role in this victory.

Happy Birthday
I’m sure he’ll thank me for mentioning it, but all at the club wish to send their best wishes to club Secretary Shane Reynolds and his twin sister Sharon who celebrated their 40th birthdays last week. Shane became Secretary of the club a few years ago following a very successful playing career and has been at the heart of all of Bornacoola’s successes over the last few years. Happy birthday to you both. A quick mention also to Seamus Mallon who added another year officially to the clock this week also!!

Flags and Jerseys

Bornacoola replica jerseys, flags and polo shirts are available to purchase in all of the local shops ahead of Sunday’s big game and there is a great selection to chose from in all sizes, so get your colours on and support the lads.

The U-12’s finished up their campaign recently and continued to make progress throughout the year despite defeat to Leitrim Gaels in their last game. Well done to all involved.

U-10 Blitz
You can start County Final weekend off on an entertaining note at the U-10 blitz in Dromod on Saturday morning when the stars of the future will be in action for the Black and Amber. Kilglass Gaels, Annaduff and Leitrim Gaels will all be participating with the young Bors. Players and parents should note that because of the blitz, there will be no underage training on Saturday at 11.

Club Draw

A note to hand from club draw organiser extraordinaire Kevin Mallon to tell me that the Club Draw takes place in the Copper Still on Saturday night with music by the excellent Tom Moran.

Ladies Matters
Next outing for our senior ladies will be a championship game on Sunday week next when Ballinamore will provide the opposition. The U-16’s played an entertaining game against Annaduff on Thursday last, but it was the Annaduff girls who took the spoils on this occasion.

Our congratulations to our neighbours from across the bridge in Rooskey as Kilglass Gaels last weekend qualified for the Roscommon Junior Final when they defeated Creggs. Well done to all involved.