Monday, November 17, 2008

News 17 - 11 - 08

U-21 Championship
Last Sunday saw the meeting of neighbours Bornacoola and Gortlettragh in the under 21 thirteen a side championship. The game which was played in Annaduff was keenly contested from start to finish with great scores being taken on each side. A spate of wides for Gortlettragh in the second half was to prove disastrous for them as Bornacoola took their chances well and emerged winners by the narrowest of margins on a scoreline of Bornacoola 1-7 Gortlettragh 1-6. The boys now progress to the semi final where their opponents will be the winners of Glenfarne and Drumkeeran.
Panel and scorers were as follows; Darragh Gavigan, Sean Ryan, Conor McCauley, Mervin Howard, Jason Conroy (capt), Damian McGowan, Nial O'Connor, Paul Hackett 1-0, Damien Moran, Ollie Vaughan 0-1, Alan Croghan, Sean McKeon 0-6, Declan Shanley, David Mulligan and Alan Bohan.

Senior League
The senior team travel to Drumshanbo next Saturday to take on Allen Gaels in the second last league game of the year. We still have an outside chance of making the league final. Throw in is 3pm.

Scor na mBunscoil
The area final of Scor na mBunscoil took place in St. Mary's Hall, Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday 6th November last. Scoil Mhuire, Bornacoola was represented in 8 out of 10 disciplines. The school took first place in Rince Foirne (figure dancing) and Rince Aonair (Solo dance). They novelty act was a close call. A lot of hard work was put in preparing the boys and girls for each competition and a big thank you goes out to Anne Marie Boyle, Tracy Blake, Deirdre Mulligan, Sean Beirne, Martina Hackett and the teachers of Scoil Mhuire. Scor na nOg has will take place on December 6th & 7th and Club Barr na Cuille are busy preparing for this competition.

The B Factor
As we mentioned in previous editions Bornacoola GAA are once again hosting the B Factor this year. The show which is based on the famous X factor as seen on TV will take place in the Shannon Key West Hotel, Rooskey on Friday 28th November and will feature a host of brilliant artists including a very special guest appearance by last years winners ACDC. Judges Sharon, Louis and Simon (BOOOOO!) will also be on duty on the night and entertainment will be provided afterwards by Feargal McGill. Tickets are on sale house to house in the parish and we would appreciate your support. If last years show is anything to go by a great nights craic is guaranteed, so come along you will enjoy it. Further details are available from Seamus Mallon at 086 8334614.

Goal Mile
A call from Noel Mahon to let you all know that the 5th annual Goal mile will take place again this year at the Bornacoola GAA club grounds in Dromod on New Year’s day at 2pm. Sponsorship cards will soon be in circulation. The walk will be followed again this year by refreshments and entertainment in the Copper Still. There will also be a raffle and an auction which will include an International Rules jersey signed by the members of the Irish Panel that recently captured the Cormac Mc Anallen Trophy with their Series win in Australia. Music will be by Sean Mahon and special guests will include Mick Flavin, Declan Nerney, Charlie Mc Gettigan and the members of the Longford Pipe Band. A few other special guests have stil to confirm but it promises to be a great afternoon’s entertainment.

U-12 Tournament
Our U-12 team will take part in a tournament in Clonguish GAA grounds, Newtownforbes on Saturday next at 12noon. A great day’s football in store so if you have nothing else to do on Saturday why not go along and see the future stars of Bornacoola GAA in action.

Monday, November 03, 2008

News 03 - 11 - 08

Minor Championship
Pride of place this week goes to the minor team that retained the Minor B 13-a-side championship after a tough and exciting game with Carrigallen in Cloone on Friday night. It was the first underage final played under lights in Leitrim. Despite a five point deficit at halftime on a score line of 0-7 to 0-2, following first half points by Niall O Connor and David Mulligan, the lads put in a terrific second half comeback. A brace of points from the ever accurate Sean McKeon and a tremendous strike to the net by captain Niall O Connor had levelled the game shortly after half time. Carrigallen fought hard but a matchwinning goal in the 58th minute by the hard running Mervyn Howard clinched the game in our favour and an insurance point from Sean McKeon, who scored a magnificant seven points, ensured victory over a gallant Carrigallen side on a final scoreline of 2-10 to 1-9.The Ned Dolan cup was presented to Captain Niall O Connor after the game by the Dolan Family.
Again a big thank you to Brian Mallon and Jackie Conboy for their management of the team. The team was as follows: Roy Keenan, Sean Ryan, Damian McGowan, Harry Comiskey, Paul Hackett, Kevin Canning, Niall O Connor (1-1), Damian Moran, David Muligan (0-1), Mervyn Howard (1-1), Alan Croghan, Sean McKeon (0-7), Alan Bohan subs: Tony Shanley, Anthony Mulligan, Conor McWeeney and Daniel Farrell.

Division 5 League final
Played on a fine surface in Aughnasheelin on Saturday evening the division 5 team were beaten by Glencar/Manor in the league final on a scoreline of 2-11 to 1-9. This team put in a very strong league winning 12 out of 13 games and the delay in playing the final did not assist their chances of winning the final. However, a sharper Glencar/Manor proved the better team on the day. Well done to the lads on securing promotion to division 4 for 2009. Finally a big thank you to the management of Seoirse Reynolds, Mick Mallon and Declan Conboy for all their time and efforts with the team over the last five years.

Division 1
The senior team were defeated by Kiltubrid on Sunday morning on a scoreline of 1-13 to 0-11. Team and scorers were as follows:
Gerry Gearty, Seamus Mallon, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, Niall O Connor, John McGuinness (0-1), Conor McCauley, Michael Duignan (Capt), Colm Farrell (0-1), Jonathan Duffy, David O Connor (0-1), Sean McKeon (0-1), Mark McCloskey (0-2), Trevor Howard
(0-1) and Fergal Howard (0-3). Subs Damian McGuinness, Paul Hackett, Declan Shanley (0-1) and Bobby Shanley. This team will probably be in action at home to Glencar/Manor at the weekend.

The Club extends our symphaties to the Grennan family, Mohill on the death of Paul following a short illness.

Club Draw
The monthly club draw will take place on Saturday night in the Shannon Key West hotel in Rooskey. Your support as always is appreciated.

Thank you
A special word of thanks to all the people that supported the injured player function at the weekend in the Copper Still.

Brian Blake
A big thank you to the ever reliable Brian Blake on his recording of the weekend games and also for his assistance during the year.