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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.