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