Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The Bornacoola U21 team put in a battling performance in difficult conditions against Drumkeerin in the quarter final of the 13-a-side championship in Drumreilly on Saturday last and were rewarded for their efforts with a nail biting one point victory and a place in the semi-finals. The key score of the game was a goal just before the interval when midfielder Damian Moran followed up on his own shot to find the net and give the Bors a two point lead at half time. Despite a succession of injuries and the difficult weather conditions, the lads held on throughout the second half to record a memorable 1-5 to 0-7 victory.
The team on duty was: Damian Mc Gowan, Conor Mc Cauley, Mervyn Howard, Darren Mc Gushin, Paul Hackett, David Mulligan, Feargal Howard (0-3), Damian Moran (1-0), Harry Comiskey, Oliver Vaughan, Alan Croghan (0-1), Sean Mc Keon (0-1) and Declan Shanley.
A hugely understrength Bornacoola gave a fine account of themselves against Dromahaire in the Shield play-off game on Sunday last in Leitrim Village. An early goal for the North Leitrim team left the Bors chasing the game throughout but there were some fine scores recorded in a 1-13 to 0-12 defeat. Team on duty was: Feargal Mc Gill, John Mc Govern, Seamus Mallon, Mervyn Howard, Niall Mc Gowan, Damian Mc Guinness, David Mulligan, Conor Mc Cauley, Feargal Howard, Declan Shanley, Oliver Vaughan, Sean Mc Keon, Brian Conroy, Damian Moran and Trevor Howard. Sub: Gerry Gearty.
The Club are holding a table quiz in the Copper Still on Friday night, November 13th. The cost of entry is €40 per team of four and all are welcome to take part.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Bornacoola suffered defeat in their final league game of the season to St Marys in Dromod on Sunday last. The result means the Bors will now play in Division 2 next year for the first time since 1997. Despite a bright opening in which Declan Shanley found the back of the net for Bornacoola, the Bors again let a five point half time lead dissipate and St Marys finished the stronger to record a 2-9 to 1-10 victory. The team on duty was: Feargal Mc Gill, Damian Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, John Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Niall O Connor, Michael Duignan, Colm Farrell (0-2), Jonathan Duffy, David O Connor, Declan Shanley (1-2), Mark Mc Closkey (0-4), Brian Conroy (0-2) and Philip Howard.
The Club Draw takes place this Sunday night in the Copper Still. Music by Ronnie Duignan.
The U-21 team begin their championship campaign this Saturday when they play Drumkeerin in Kiltubrid at 4pm. On Sunday, the Shield play-off series continues when the Senior team play Dromahaire in Drumshanbo at 2pm.
Please note that if you ordered one of the new club jackets, they will be available for collection at the dressing rooms between 12noon and 12.30 next Saturday morning only.
Monday, October 12, 2009
The third team exited the championship on Sunday last as a physically more imposing Leitrim Gaels proved a bridge too far in the semi-final of the competition, played in Annaduff. The Gaels played with the aid of a decent breeze in the first half and despite a well taken goal midway through, the Bors were very much in contention at half time, just five points in arrears. However, Bornacoola never got going up front in the second half and Leitrim Gaels were worthy 2-11 to 0-7 winners at the full time whistle.
The team on duty was: Dara Gavigan, Tony Bohan, John “Barnes” Shanley, Sean Ryan, Dermot Shanley, Christy Bohan, Kevin Canning, Peter Mallon, Richard Bohan, Biran Mallon, Gerry Gearty, Kevin Mallon, Seoirse Reynolds, Declan Conboy and Alan Bohan. Subs introduced were Jackie Conboy, Damian Mc Gowan and Harry Comiskey.
Bornacoola GAA Club Draw
Our thanks to all who supported the monthly club draw that took place last Saturday night in the Copper Still. Music on the night was by Brian Williams and winners were as follows. €100; Jimmy McCormack, €20each; Margaret McGowan, Shane Reynolds, Jackie Conboy, David Conroy, Aideen Harte with a meal voucher sponsored by The Copper Still being won by Enda Delaney.
The Senior team played a heavily understrength Sean O Heslins in the Shield play-off in Cloone on Sunday morning last. Two first half goals from Colm Farrell and Philip Howard left Bornacoola eleven points ahead at the interval and laid the foundations for what was ultimately a comfortable victory on a 2-13 to 1-7 scoreline.
The team on duty was Feargal Mc Gill, Seamus Mallon, Morgan Shanley (0-1), Damian Mc Guinness, John Mc Guinness (0-1), Conor Mc Cauley (0-2), Niall Mc Gowan, Colm Farrell (1-1), Niall O Connor, Declan Shanley (0-2), Sean Mc Keon (0-1), Jonathan Duffy, Trevor Howard, Michael Duignan and Philip Howard (1-4). Subs used Feargal Howard, Jason Conroy, Brian Conroy, Mervyn Howard and Bobby Shanley. The next game in this competition is now effectively a semi-final clash between ourselves and Dromahaire on Sunday week with the winners proceeding to the Shield Final against Carrigallen on October 31st.
Our final game in the Masonite Division 1 league comes this Sunday when St Marys are the visitors to Dromod. Defeat will see Bornacoola lose their Division 1 status for the first time since 1998 so it is a very big game for the club.
U-21 B Championship
Drumkeerin will be our quarter final opponents in the U-21 B Championship with this clash provisionally scheduled to take place on Saturday week, October 24th (time and venue to be confirmed).
Monday, October 05, 2009
The monthly club draw takes place this Saturday night in the Copper Still. Usual prizes on offer and live music on the night. Your support as always is very much appreciated.
Junior C Semi-Final
Our Junior C team have a tremendous opportunity to reach a County final when they play Leitrim Gaels in Annaduff this Sunday at 2pm in the semi-final of the Junior C Championship. In their opening game in the competition, they had a most exciting one point victory over Eslin and will now be looking to build on this and qualify for a County final for the first time at this level. Best of luck to all involved.
We are involved in a play-off in the senior Shield Competition against Sean O Heslins this Sunday morning in Cloone at 12pm.
Our best wishes to senior panellist Robert Moran who left us for Australia last week. We hope to see him return to the Black and Amber in 12 months time reinvigorated and ready for action.
The Ladies team have one game left in the league against Ballinaglera and it is due to take place this weekend. Hopefully the girls can finish the year on a high
Monday, September 21, 2009
Our under 10s played their final game of the year on Friday evening last in Dromod against Aughnasheelin. Once again we had some great performances form our young stars. Our thanks to Aughnasheelin for making the trip and for a very sporting game. Thanks also to Leonie Duffy for refereeing the game. The children have enjoyed a great summer and it was heartening to see such great numbers at the Saturday morning training sessions. A big thank you to all the parents for bringing our young players to matches and training.
Our under 10 panel for the year included, Christopher Healy, Jordan Cramp, Hannah and Jake Sheils, Marc Mc Keon, Keiron and Hannah Mc Glynn, Holly Costello, Michelle Hackett, Christy Sullivan, Luke and Elle Jones, Brendan and Cora Feeron, Orran Mc Guinness, Cian and Shane Mallon, Tanya Boyle, Raithne Duffy, Sean and Enda Mc Goldrick, Shona and Riona Cosgrove, Mahon and Nia Meldrum.
The club tracksuit bottoms will be ordered on Friday next the 25/09/09. All orders and money must be received before this date. Contact Ann-Marie on 0872578714.
Our under 16 girls are in action on Thursday evening away to Aughawillan.
The Senior team are scheduled to meet Dromahaire on Sunday morning left at 11.30am in our penultimate group game in the Shield. Bornacoola currently top the group having won the two games played so far.
The Sympathies of the Club are extended to the Mc Closkey family on the tragic death of Anthony Mc Closkey (Dungiven, Co Derry) last week. Anthony was an uncle of Noel’s. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Co Final Parade
Our U-12’s will be taking part in the special 125th anniversary parade at the County Finals in Páirc Séan on Sunday next. Team mentors will be in touch with our U-12 panel during the week with arrangements for the day.
All Ireland Ladies Final
If you are interested in attending Sunday’s Ladies Finals in Croke Park, tickets are available to purchase from Orla or Patricia Bohan
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Unfortunately County champions Glencar/Manorhamilton proved too strong for Bornacoola in the replay of the County semi-final on Saturday evening last. Despite a strong opening half hour, the Bors found themselves a point down at half time as the North Leitrim men scored a goal with the last action of the half. A Sean Mc Keon goal offered hope midway through the second half but despite a valiant effort, it was Manorhamilton who finished the stronger and held on for a 1-10 to 1-7 victory. Bornacoola team and scorers: Feargal Mc Gill, Damian Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, John Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley (0-2), Niall O Connor, Michael Duignan (0-1), Colm Farrell, Sean Mc Keon (1-0), David O Connor (0-1), Mark Mc Closkey (0-3), Brian Conroy, Damian Moran, Philip Howard. Subs used Jonathan Duffy, Feargal Howard, and Trevor Howard
Ladies Junior Final
The Ladies team took on Dromahaire in the County Junior final on Sunday afternoon in Leitrim village. It was their second appearance in a final this year but unfortunately the North Leitrim girls proved too strong and ultimately recorded a comfortable victory. However, it has been a season of progress for the girls under their new management of Vinny Canning and Sean Mc Cauley and they will feel they can have a real cut at Championship glory in 2010.
The team on Sunday was: Michelle Reilly, Sara Duffy, Niamh Reynolds, Cora Mc Cauley, Lisa Geelan, Rachel Duignan, Meave Duffy, Jillian Duignan, Charlotte Faughnan, Leonie Duffy, Joanne Mc Gushin, Alison Mc Keon, Fiona Reilly, Kelly Howard, Nadine Hackett. Subs: Orla Bohan, Michelle O Beirne, Emma Moffatt, Shannon Boyle, Jessica Mc Keon, Lisa Mc Gowan, Orla Mc Weeney, Susan Shanley, Coleen Bohan, Laura Jones, Maria Comiskey, Crona Shanley, Zoe Cosgrove, Tara Hackett, Ciara Hackett.
Thousand Point Challenge
Please note that all Thousand Point Challenge sponsorship money must be returned this Saturday at training in the park. Any adults who would like to purchase a jacket may place their order in the Copper Still anytime up until next Saturday – jackets for adults cost Eur40 each.
Junior C Championship
The Junior C team got their championship campaign underway with an excellent 0-13 to 1-9 victory over Eslin in Annaduff on Sunday last. In a game played in beautiful sunshine, an Eslin goal in the second half of a tight game really tested the Bornacoola resolve but a late point from Gerry Gearty was enough to secure a great victory.
The team and scorers were: Dara Gavigan, Sean Ryan, John Shanley, Tony Bohan, John Mc Govern (0-2), Christy Bohan, Ray Hanley, Peter Mallon, Richard Bohan, Kevin Mallon (0-1), Gerry Gearty (0-5), Kevin Canning, Alan Bohan (0-2), Declan Conboy, Seoirse Reynolds (0-3). Subs : Jackie Conboy, Brian Mallon, Harry Comiskey. The lads are due to play Kiltubrid this weekend. Check fixtures page for details.
Tracksuit bottoms with the club crest are now available to purchase. The cost of these are 22 euro for under 12 and 27 euro for over 12 to adults. Fittings will take place on next Saturday the 19th at the park from 11am to 12 noon. Money to be paid when ordering. Any Queries contact Ann-Marie at 0872578714 or 0719638754
We’d like to extend the sympathies of the club to the Canning family (Rinnagowna) on the recent passing of Ambie. Also to the O Gorman family in Carrick on Shannon on the tragic passing of Martin. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamnacha.
The U-12 team were beaten by Allen Gaels in the Championship on Monday week last.
The lads rounded off their 2009 campaign with a defeat to a stronger Annaduff team in the championship with the highlight of the derby game from a Bornacoola perspective being a fine goal from Daniel Farrell. Well done to the lads on an industrious year in 2009 and in particular we would like to thank John Muldowney and Henry Faughnan for their excellent work with the boys throughout the year. The panel included: Shane Sullivan, Barry Reid, Conor Mc Weeney, Daniel Farrrell, Kieran Campbell, Roy Keenan, Mark Muldowney, Anthony Mulligan, Tony Shanley, Conor Hackett, Kevin Shanley, Ian Mulligan, Liam Mulligan.
Monday, September 07, 2009
Bornacoola and Glencar/Manorhamilton played out a thrilling draw in the semi-final of the Masonite Senior Championship in Páirc Seán on Sunday last. Bornacoola were the better team in the first half and five unanswered points before half time left the County Champions trailing by 0-8 to 0-3 at half time.
However, Manor were reinvigorated after half time and a well taken goal midway through the second half set the game up for a tense finale. While both sides had chances to win the game, neither were able to make the decisive breakthrough and the teams had to settle for a 1-6 to 0-9 draw. The replay takes place this Saturday in Carrick at 5.30pm.
Team and Scorers: Feargal Mc Gill, Damian Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, John Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Niall O Connor, Michael Duignan (0-1), Colm Farrell, Sean Mc Keon (0-1), David O Connor, Mark Mc Closkey (0-2), Brian Conroy (0-1), Damian Moran (0-1) and Philip Howard (0-3). Subs used: Jonathan Duffy and Declan Shanley.
The Ladies are in the Junior A Final this Sunday morning at 12noon in Leitrim village. It has been a very productive year for our girls – they qualified for the 9-a-side final against Manorhamilton and while they lost that game, the experience gained will add to their chances when they take on Dromahaire on Sunday. Best of luck to Vinny, Sean and all of the girls on Sunday.
The annual 1000 point challenge takes place this Saturday morning in the park. A reminder to all to ensure you bring sponsorship cards on the day. A DVD of the U-14 final is also currently available – contact Seamus Mallon if you are interested in procuring a copy. Meanwhile, the U-12’s play their latest game in the Championship on Monday next, September 14th when they take on Drumkeerin away from home in a game that will throw-in at 6pm.
Junior C Championship
The Junior C team finally get their Championship underway this Sunday when they meet Eslin in Annaduff at 3pm. The lads have put in quite a bit of work over the past couple of months and will be keen to get their campaign off to a winning start.
Our thanks to everyone from the club who helped out at the Harvest Festival in Rooskey on Sunday last. We’d also like to congratulate the Bornacoola Community Development Association on once again pulling out all the stops in organising an event of the very highest quality. Despite the inclement weather conditions, it was again an outstanding occasion and something for everyone in the parish to be most proud of.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Bornacoola 1-10 Mohill 0-11
Bornacoola qualified for their fifth consecutive Masonite Senior Championship semi-final with a two point victory over neighbours Mohill in Ballinamore on Sunday evening last.
The Bors started brightly and established a 0-4 to 0-1 lead early on. However, Mohill were very strong in the second quarter and had deservingly levelled the game at 0-5 apiece by half time. They also started the second half in control and it took a goal from Colm Farrell to keep Bornacoola in contention.
However, as the second half wore on, the Bors began to find their feet and some well taken scores earned a hard fought victory on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-11. Team and scorers: Feargal Mc Gill, Damian Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Jason Conroy, John Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley, Niall O Connor, Michael Duignan (0-2), Colm Farrell (1-1), Damian Moran (0-1), David O Connor (0-1), Trevor Howard, Philip Howard (0-2), Mark Mc Closkey (0-2), Brian Conroy. Subs used: Sean Mc Keon, Jonathan Duffy.
A word of congratulations to Cumman Seán Uí hEislin on their exceptional new facilities. The pitch was in fantastic condition despite the monsoons which fell at the weekend and the new stand and dressing room facilities are of an exceptional quality and something all of Ballinamore and Leitrim should be proud of. Next up for the Bors is a re-play of last years County Final as Glencar/Manorhamilton provide the semi-final opposition
The August club draw takes place in the Copper Still on Saturday night next. As always, music and house prizes on the night.
Lough Rynn Harvest Festival
The Harvest Festival takes place this year on the 6th of September in Rooskey. For the next two Saturdays volunteers are sought to lend a hand in getting the venue ready. Contact Sean Mc Guinness or Micheál Mc Gowan if you are free to lend a hand either this Saturday or the following week. The work will get underway at the old factory from 12 noon on both days.
Ladies Junior Championship
The Ladies face Gortletteragh in the Junior Championship semi-final this Saturday. Best of luck to all involved.
The U-16’s have a home game with Leitrim Gaels this Friday at 7pm. Meanwhile the U-12’s continue their campaign when they face Gortletteragh in Dromod on Monday at 7pm. Annaduff proved too strong for the young Bors in their first game,
The panel on duty included Fergal Hackett, Dylan Hackett, Ronan Mulligan, Brian Duffy, Sean Muldowney, Karl Mallon, Liam Jones, Robert Beirne, Kevin Mulligan, Gearoid Mulligan, Patryk Kozac, Luke Jones, Brendan Fearon, Cian Mallon, Christy Sullivan, Adam Pearle and Jordan Cramp. We’d like to extend our best wishes for a speedy recovery to upcoming star Sean Muldowney and want to extend a special welcome to Bornacoola to our newest player Adam Pearle who joins us from Dublin.
Meanwhile, our under tens have had two games in recent weeks with Kiltubrid and Aughavas providing the opposition. Once again we had some great performances from our young stars. Our thanks to both clubs for making the trip to Dromod and for two highly entertaining games.
Our under ten panel includes Luke & Elle Jones, Shona & Riona Cosgrove, Cian & Shane Mallon, Christopher Healy, Jordan Cramp, Marc Mc Keon,Kieron & Hannah Mc Glynn,Holly Costello,Michelle Hackett, Cora & Brendan Feeron,Christy Sullivan,Orran Mc Guinness, Raithne Duffy, Tanya Boyle, Sean & Enda Mc Goldrick, Mahon & Nia Meldrum and Jake Sheils.
We hope to have an under 10 challenge for girls only with Annaduff on Saturday morning at 11am.
Our under 16 girls get their championship off the ground on Thursday evening at 7pm in Ballinamore. We are in a group with Ballinamore, Fenagh and Aughawillan. Best of luck girls!
The Juniors face neighbours Gortletteragh at the weekend in the quarter final of the Junior A Championship. No confirmation of the fixture at the time of writing but check the Leitrim GAA Website for all the details
Monday, August 17, 2009
Bornacoola travel to Ballinamore’s new facilities on Sunday evening where they take on Mohill in the Masonite Senior Championship quarter final. The game has a 6.30pm throw-in and will be preceded by the Intermediate championship quarter final between Gortletteragh and St Marys at 5pm. Best of luck to Noel and the boys.
The ladies were in Championship action last Saturday when they played neighbours Annaduff in the Intermediate B semi-final. In a close game, Annaduff made the better use of their scoring chances and ran out winners with five points to spare.
The minor team were beaten by St Callins last week. No game this week.
The U-16 championship gets underway this Friday (August 21st) and the Bors begin their campaign with a home game in Dromod at 7pm against Aughavas. This year we are taking part in the 11-a-side competition and are in a group that also includes Annaduff and Leitrim Gaels. On Friday week, Leitrim Gaels will be the visitors to Dromod.
The U-12’s began their campaign on Monday night when they faced Annaduff. Full report next week. On Monday night next – August 24th – they have their second game in the competition when they are at home to Leitrim Gaels at 7pm.
Junior C Championship
Our third team have been drawn in a group with Kiltubrid and Eslin. No dates just yet but it is hoped that the Championship will get underway on the last weekend in August.
Junior A Championship Quarter Final
Our 2nd team are through to the Junior A Championship quarter final. Having topped their group, they now meet Gortletteragh the weekend after next.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Bornacoola suffered a one point defeat to Aughnasheelin in the deciding game in our Senior championship group in Cloone on Saturday last. In a game that never really got going until the second half, Aughnasheelin showed much greater hunger and were well deserving of their victory on a 1-8 to 0-10 scoreline. However, the Bors do progress to the quarter finals by virtue of our earlier victory over Carrigallen and Mohill will provide the opposition in a game that will be played on the weekend of August 23rd.
Team and scorers: Feargal Mc Gill, Damian Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Jason Conroy, John Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley, Niall Mc Gowan, David O Connor (0-3), Colm Farrell, Feargal Howard, Niall O Connor, Damian Moran, Philip Howard, Mark Mc Closkey (0-5) and Brian Conroy. Subs used: Jonathan Duffy (0-1), Trevor Howard, Sean Mc Keon (0-1) and Declan Shanley.
The Junior team ensured their progression to the quarter final of the Junior A Championship with an impressive victory over St Mary’s on Sunday evening last in Ballinamore. Goals from John Bohan and Robert Moran proved to be the key scores of a game that finished 2-6 to 0-8 in favour of the Bors.
Team and scorers: Bobby Shanley, John Reynolds, Brian Reilly, Mervyn Howard, Sean McKeon, Shane Conroy, David Mulligan, Paul Hackett (0-1), Robert Moran (1-2), Ollie Vaughan (0-1), Declan Shanley, Jonathan Duffy, Alan Croghan, Trevor Howard(0-1), John Bohan (1-1) subs used: Aidan Reilly and John Shanley.
Ladies Intermediate B Championship
A big game for the Ladies next Saturday evening as they face Annaduff in the semi-final of the intermediate championship. The game takes place in Dromod and will have a 7pm throw-in
The U-12’s get their championship action for the season underway when they play Annaduff on Monday night next at 7pm
In congratulating the U-14’s and their team management last week, I omitted the name of Noel Mc Closkey. Noel of course has been involved with the U-14’s for the last number of years and has played a hugely important role in all of their successes. My apologies for the oversight Noel. We also want to say a word of thanks to all of the parents of the players for making themselves available to drive to games throughout the year saving the club a considerable amount on transport costs. Míle buíochas daoibh go léir ar son CLG Barr na Cúille.
Thousand Point Challenge
A staple of the underage club’s annual activity for the past number of years has been the Thousand Point Challenge. This year it is due to take place at the end of August. Sponsorship cards are already in circulation and all funds raised will go towards our underage teams so please give as generously as you can afford to.
The U-16 Championship gets underway on Friday week, August 21st and our first game will be against Aughavas.
The Minors are in action this Wednesday evening (August 12th) as they play St Caillins in Dromod at 7pm. The following Wednesday (19th) Glenfarne are the visitors to Dromod.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Pride of place this week to our wonderful U-14 team who captured the 9-a-side title on Friday evening last when they overcame a gallant Glenfarne team in an entertaining and sporting final in Leitrim village. It has been an excellent year for the boys at this level and they worked tremendously hard throughout the championship to maintain their unbeaten record. They have also been very sporting throughout and this is every bit as important as winning titles.
Congratulations to team manager Seamus Mallon and to the entire panel of Shane Sullivan, Brian Duffy, Liam Mulligan, Robert O'Beirne, Ciaran Campbell, Sean Muldowney, Ronan Mulligan, Kevin Shanley, Dillon Hackett, Fergal Hackett, Gearoid Mulligan, Kevin Mulligan, Liam Jones and Karl Mallon.
Carrigallen made the Bors fight all the way in a tight game at Cloone on Saturday evening last. Bornacoola made the early running and led by 0-6 to 0-3 midway through the first half. However Carrigallen rattled off 1-3 without reply to take a three point lead into the break. An excellent opening ten minutes to the second half saw the Bors register six unanswered scores and despite some late Carrigallen pressure, we held on for a 0-14 to 1-9 victory.
Team and Scorers: Feargal Mc Gill, Damian Mc Guinness, Seamus Mallon, Jason Conroy, John Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley (0-1), Conor Mc Cauley, Michael Duignan (0-2), Colm Farrell, David O Connor (0-1), Niall O Connor (0-1), Feargal Howard, Brian Conroy (0-1), Mark Mc Closkey (0-4) and Philip Howard (0-4). Sub: Niall Mc Gowan. Our second game in the group takes place this weekend when we face Aughnasheelin in Cloone on Saturday evening at 7.15pm.
The ladies played Glencar/Manorhamilton in the 9-a-side final in Leitrim village on Saturday last. Unfortunately for our girls, they never really got into their stride as Glencar/Manor dominated throughout and recorded a comfortable victory. Nonetheless, the girls have made a lot of progress this year and there is still plenty of football to come as they look forward to the championship.
The Junior A team got their championship underway on Bank Holiday Monday when they played Melvin Gaels in Leitrim village. A great start from Bornacoola left us six points up at half time having played with a strong breeze. Melvin Gaels rallied strongly in the second half however and the game finished in a 0-10 to 0-10 draw. They now take on St Mary’s next Sunday at 6pm in Ballinamore.
Our next game in the Minor Championship will be on Wednesday, August 12th in Dromod where St Caillins will be the opposition.
Friday, July 31, 2009
The Championship gets underway for the Bors this Saturday evening when we play Carrigallen in Cloone at 7.30pm. Carrigallen enjoyed a comprehensive victory at the weekend over Aughnasheeln, who are the third team in the group, and will prove a very difficult proposition for the Bors. As always, your support is appreciated and the game is preceded by the meeting of Kiltubrid and Sean O Heslins at 6pm.
U-14’s in Final
The U-14 team produced a terrific display in a nail biting encounter with Aughnasheelin on Friday evening last. Despite a late goal by the Aughnasheelin boys, the Bors held their nerve in the closing minutes to secure a single point victory. The win ensures a place for the Bors in the u-14 9-a-side final which will take place this Friday evening and will be against Glenfarne. At the time of writing, venue and throw-in time have yet to be confirmed.
However, the players on duty for Bornacoola in the final will include Shane Sullivan, Brian Duffy, Liam Mulligan, Robert O'Berne, Ciaran Cambell, Sean Muldowney, Ronan Mulligan, Kevin Shanley, Dillon Hackett, Fergal Hackett, Gearoid Mulligan, Kevin Mulligan, Liam Jones and Karl Mallon. Best of luck to all involved.
The Minor team suffered a heavy defeat to Gortletteragh on Wednesday night last. This Wednesday (July 29th) they face Kiltubrid in Drumcong in a game that will have a 7pm throw-in.
In last week’s notes, I omitted the names of James Mc Keon and Brendan Duignan from the management team for the Division 4 campaign. My apologies to the lads; no doubt they’ll let me hear about it over the next few weeks!
Ladies 9-a-side Final
It’s a big weekend for our Ladies team also as they travel to Leitrim village on Saturday afternoon to play in the Ladies 9-a-side final. The girls have been training diligently for the past number of weeks and their appearance in the final is worthy reward for their hard work under the guidance of Vinny Canning and Sean Mc Cauley. The throw-in on Saturday is 5pm leaving Bornacoola supporters ample time to take in both this game and the men’s championship opener in Cloone at 7.30pm. Our thanks to Derek Hunt for sponsoring tops for the panel.
The Junior A team begin their championship campaign this Bank Holiday Monday as they take on Melvin Gaels in Leitrim village at 2pm. The game is part of a double header and will be followed by the meeting of Drumkeerin and Gortletteragh at 3.30pm.
Leitrim Bórd na nÓg
Tickets for the Leitrim Bord na nÓg fundraising draw for 2009 are currently available from club members and among the prizes on offer are tickets to the All Ireland finals. Tickets only €5 each.
Well done to Bornacoola U-12 star Ronan Mulligan who was selected to play in the half time mini games at the Connacht final recently.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
We travelled to Manorhamilton on Sunday last for our penultimate game in Division 1 of the Masonite Senior League. A poor first half performance from Bornacoola left the home side 1-8 to 0-3 ahead at the break. A second half goal from Colm Farrell gave the Bors a glimmer of hope as the margin was closed to four points at one stage, but Glencar/Manor closed out the game for a comfortable 1-13 to 1-6 victory. Team was: Feargal Mc Gill, Damian Mc Guinness, Seamus Mallon, Jason Conroy, John Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Niall Mc Gowan, Michael Duignan (0-2), Colm Farrell (1-0), Trevor Howard, David O Connor, Feargal Howard, Brian Conroy, Mark Mc Closkey (0-4) and Declan Shanley. Subs used: Jonathan Duffy, Mervyn Howard, Morgan Shanley. With only one game remaining in the league against St Marys, Bornacoola have it all to do to avoid relegation to Division 2 for the first time since 1997.
The U-14’s had no game this week but will face Aughnasheelin on Friday night next in Aughnasheelin at 7pm when they will be hoping to build on the three straight victories already earned in their group.
The 3rd team travelled to Manorhamilton needing at least a draw to have a chance of staying in the division. Playing with a lot of pride, they battled hard throughout and managed to earn a 0-11 to 0-11 draw. It remains to be seen whether this will be enough to avoid relegation, but at least the lads have given themselves a fighting chance and indeed played some very good football in their first year in Division 4. Well done to all involved and a special word of thanks to the management team of Michael Mallon and Seoirse Reynolds for their efforts throughout the year.
The Minors are in action in Cornageeha this Wednesday (July 22nd) when they play Gortletteragh at 7pm.
The Club Draw takes place this Saturday night in the Copper Still with music by the one and only Tom Moran. As always a great night’s entertainment guaranteed.
The U-12 blitz continues on Monday night next, July 27th when Annaduff travel to Dromod to take on the young Bors. The action gets underway at 7pm; if you haven’t been to one of the blitz evenings yet, it is well worth your while to go along and see the excellent work that is being carried out with underage players in Leitrim. There is some great football to enjoy and a real sporting atmosphere prevails. .
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
A well taken first half goal from Brian Conroy was the key score in earning the senior team a draw in an entertaining Masonite League Division 1 clash in Dromod on Sunday last. Bornacoola had some late chances to claim both points on offer but on balance a draw on a scoreline of 1-8 to 0-11 was a fair result.
Team on duty Bobby Shanley, Jason Conroy, Seamus Mallon, Damian Mc Guinness, John Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Niall Mc Gowan, Michael Duignan (0-2), David O Connor, Mervyn Howard, Trevor Howard (0-1), Jonathan Duffy (0-1), Brian Conroy (1-0), Mark Mc Closkey (0-4) and Declan Shanley. Subs used: Robert Moran and Paul Hackett. This weekend we face a difficult trip to the Bee Park on Sunday for a 1pm throw in against County Champions Glencar/Manorhamilton.
Aughawillan’s 2nd team proved too strong for the Bor third string in Dromod on Sunday as their sharper forward line delivered a 2-15 to 2-6 victory.
Team on duty was: Damian Mc Gowan, John Shanley, Christy Bohan, Brendan Duignan, John Mc Govern, Brian Reilly, Mervyn Howard, Bobby Shanley, Paul Hackett, Alan Croghan, John Bohan, Ollie Vaughan, David Mulligan, Kevin Mallon and Aidan Reilly. This Sunday, Glencar/Manorhamilton are the opposition in the Bee Park at 2.30pm. In what is our last game of the season, a win is vital if the boys are to have any chance of avoiding relegation.
Well done to the U-12’s who were in action against Mohill last week. This weekend they travel to Drumkeerin on Saturday for a 12noon throw in with the bus leaving the park at 11am. On Monday July 20th, Aughnasheelin visit the park at 7pm for the latest round of the blitz.
The Ladies team enjoyed a good victory over Gortletteragh in Cornageeha on Sunday morning last in the Intermediate B Championship. In a game that was notable for the number of goals scored, it was the Bor girls who racked up seven majors to ensure an important win and progress to the semi-final of the competition.
The panel on duty was: Michelle Reilly, Sarah Duffy, Cora Mc Cauley, Méabh Duffy, Rachel Duignan, Lisa Geelan, Jillian Duignan, Charlotte Faughnan, Michelle O Beirne, Leonie Duffy, Allison Mc Keon, Kelly Howard and Fiona Reilly. Subs used: Emma Moffatt, Niamh Reynolds, Naomi Faughnan, Shannon Boyle and Tara Hackett.
The U-14’s maintained their unbeaten record when they proved too strong for St Osnatt’s in Dromod on Friday evening last. Only one round of fixtures left and Aughavas are the outstanding fixture for the young Bors.
The panel includes: Shane Sullivan, Brian Duffy, Liam Mulligan, Robert O'Berne, Ciaran Cambell, Sean Muldowney, Ronan Mulligan, Kevin Shanley, Dillon Hackett, Fergal Hackett, Gearoid Mulligan, Kevin Mulligan, Liam Jones and Karl Mallon. The team have a bye this week.
The Minors are scheduled to play St Osnatts in the Minor Championship in Dromod on Wednesday evening at 7pm.
Ladies Underage News
Our under 12 girls Played both Aughlin Gales and Annaduff over the last week and were unlucky to lose narrowly on both occasions. With two games left in this group it is still all to play for and our girls are improving with every game.
The panel on duty recently included: Tanya Donnelly, Clara Reid, Claire Rogers, Sarah Mc Weeney, Dawn Hackett, Lauren Shanley, Roisin Donnelly, Niamh Donnelly, Shauna Diffley, Michelle Hackett, Seona Cosgrove, Hannah Mc Glynn, Cora Feeron, Tanya Boyle. Well done to Leitrim under 14s who won the all Ireland Shield B final replay in Ballymahon at the weekend, defeating Offaly on a scoreline of 3-10 to 2-2 and in particular to our own Nadine Hackett who was a member of the panel.
Our best wishes to Ladies stalwart Niamh Reynolds (Esker) and fiancée Enda Delaney who are getting married this weekend. Niamh, daughter of George and Evelyn, is a primary school teacher and has been a terrific worker for the club for many years. She can currently be seen starring on the Bornacoola ladies team at the weekends. Meanwhile fiancée Enda is a devoted Laois football fan and while he also enjoys watching a bit of rugby, one suspects he gets little conversation out of brothers-in-law to be Shane and Seoirse on that particular subject!! Our best wishes to you both for long life and happiness together.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The Senior team finally got their Shield campaign underway on Friday night last when they travelled to Ballinamore to play Sean O Heslins. A confident performance delivered two points for the Bors as they recorded a 2-14 to 0-10 victory. This Friday night Eslin are the visitors to Dromod in the Shield and the game will throw in at 8.15pm.
The Junior A team hosted Allen Gaels on Saturday evening last. Short a number of regulars, a ten minute spell in the first half when the Drumshanbo men recorded 1-3 without reply, proved to be the Bors undoing. Despite a number of good goal chances in both halves, Bornacoola were unable to find the net. Final Score Allen Gaels 1-9 Bornacoola 0-10
Girls School Team
Hard luck to our national schools girls team who lost the seven a side schools final on Thursday last. Despite a big effort from our girls Cloone were much the stronger side and ran out deserving winners on the day. However it was a great achievement for the Bornacoola girls to reach the final and there will no doubt be better days ahead.
The Panel involved included: Dawn Hackett, Tanya Donnelly, Clara Reid, Orla Mc Weeney, Jolene Francis, Shannon Boyle, Sarah Mc Weeney, Colleen Bohan, Claire Rogers, Celine Bolger, Lauren Shanley, Shauna Diffley, Roisin Donnelly and Niamh Donnelly.
Our Under 12 Girls got their 9 a side championship started on Saturday last against Dromahaire. In what was a very close and entertaining game the girls put in a great performance to win by two points. A number of new faces also made their first appearance and we’d like to thank Dromahaire for a most sporting game and also Mary Shanley for refereeing at short notice. The girls are next in action on Thursday evening away to Aughlin Gaels.
Our under 10 squad traveled to Gortletteragh on Wednesday evening last to play a challenge match. Once again we had some great performances all over the field with a number of players making their debuts in the black and amber. Our thanks to the Gortletteragh club for a great game.
The team was Shane Mallon, Cian Mallon, Holly Costello, Christy Sullivan, Tanya Boyle, Ciaran Mc Glynn, Hannah Mc Glynn, Jordan Cramp, Oran Mc Guinness, Christopher Healy, Cora Feeron, Brendan Feeron, Michelle Hackett, Arran Hackett, Sean Mc Goldrick, Enda Mc Goldrick and Jake Sheils.
The long journey to Dromahaire on Sunday morning proved a fruitless one for our Junior B team as they suffered a heavy defeat to a very sharp home team. With only three games remaining, the Bors will require at least another two points to ensure survival in this Division. This Sunday, Kiltubrid visit Dromod for a 2pm throw-in.
Love was very much in the air in Bornacoola this week as Club Secretary Shane Reynolds and Ladies stalwart Orla Bohan announced their engagement. Shane of course had a very successful playing career with the Bors over a long number of years and captured both junior championship and league medals in the Black and Amber. After many years of the club playing in the Junior and Intermediate championships in Leitrim, I know it was a particular highlight for Shane to see the club promoted to Senior level and he was one of the stars of the Bornacoola team in 1999 that reached the County semi-final, when he lined out at wing back. Although he has never officially retired (the third team championship is only around the corner!) these days Shane’s main concentration is as Secretary of the Club. He took over this role in 2005 (from his soon to be brother-in-law Declan) and has been a most efficient and popular custodian of the post in the intervening period. Over the years Shane has been involved in absolutely every aspect of club life, even taking to the stage in Scór on occasion, and is the quintessential club man.
Like Shane, Orla played for many years for Bornacoola and I know her highlight in the Black and Amber jersey came late in the Ladies Junior final in 2004, when she came off the bench towards the end of Bornacoola’s victory over St Mary’s to earn a Junior championship medal with the club. Also like Shane, no one is quite sure if she has actually retired or not from the playing fields and one suspects she’d be available to tog out again if ever called upon by the Ladies. A keen Scor devotee, Orla is also an accomplished administrator and served on the club Executive for many years. Perhaps that’s where the romance really blossomed!! In any case, your many, many friends in the club have asked me to pass on their best wishes and congratulations to you both and we hope you have many years of happiness together.
The monthly club draw takes place this Saturday night in the Copper Still. Music on the night and your support as always would be greatly appreciated.
Bornacoola host Allen Gaels in the second round of the U-12 Blitz competition on Monday evening next in the Park at 7pm.
The Minor Championship kicks off on Wednesday, July 1st and Bornacoola begin with a home game against Leitrim Gaels.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Pride of place this week must go to the Scoil Mhuire NS Boys team who retained their Division 3 Shield Title after a pulsating final with St. Hugh’s NS, Dowra, played at St Mary’s Park Ck-on-Shannon on Saturday last on a final scoreline of 6-07 to 3-15. A last minute Ronan Mulligan goal secured the title in a game that had everything. Leading 2-06 to 1-04 at the break, the boys fell five points behind following a rip-roaring start to the second half by their opponents. Displaying tremendous spirit, they kept to their task and were rewarded for their efforts by securing the title in injury time amid great excitement.
Team: Liam Jones, Gearoid Mulligan, Brian Duffy, Fergal Hackett, Ronan Mulligan (2-2) Sean Muldowney, Joshua Francis, Robert O Beirne (1-2), Karl Mallon (0-1). Subs: Dylan Hackett (3-0), Luke Jones, Patryk Kozac, Brendan Fearon, Kevin Mulligan, Jack Keville, Dylan Rogan.
The Park Development Fundraising Draw took place in the Shannon Key West Hotel on Saturday night last. The draw was a tremendous success and we’d like to thank all those who supported the club in this initiative. The support from the people of Bornacoola and the neighbouring parishes in particular was deeply appreciated. A special word of thanks to our Sponsors including Sean and Deirdre Farrell of Flair (who sponsored €1500 worth of furniture), the Shannon Key West Hotel and the Copper Still. We’d also like to acknowledge the hard work of Tommy Larkin and the entire finance committee and indeed to all those who sold tickets and put in such a tremendous effort on behalf of the club.
Winners were as follows: €3,000 – Gerry O Rourke (Longford), 2nd Prize – Danny Prunty (€1500 worth of furniture sponsored by Flair) 3rd Prize Danny Maguire (All Ireland Football Tickets), 4th Prize: Bobby Shanley and Gerry Gearty (Hurling Final Tickets), 5th Prize: Sarah Mc Weeney (Meal for 4 in Shannon Key West Hotel), 6th Prize: Patrick Dooner (Meal for 4 in Copper Still) and €100 each to the following: Deirdre Hanley (Rooskey), Brian Mc Laughlin (Kilglass), JJ O Rourke (Mohill) and Jimmy Darcy (Drom/Inch GAA Club, Co Tipperary)
The Senior team turned in a hard working performance to earn a valuable two points as they secured victory over Allen Gaels in Dromod on Sunday. Despite the visitors gaoling intheir first attack of the game through Sean Mc Gourty, two goals for the Bors, both from the boot of Damian Moran, left Bornacoola 2-5 to 1-4 ahead at the interval. The game was nip and tuck throughout the second half, but Bornacoola’s ability to respond each time the Gaels registered scores was vital in ensuring a 2-12 to 1-10 victory.
Team and scorers: Feargal Mc Gill, Seamus Mallon, Conor Mc Cauley, Jason Conroy, Mervyn Howard, Morgan Shanley, Niall O Connor, Michael Duignan (0-1), David O Connor (0-2), Declan Shanley, Sean Mc Keon (0-2), Philip Howard, Brian Conroy (0-2), Damian Moran (2-1), Mark Mc Closkey (0-2). Subs used: Niall Mc Gowan, Ollie Vaughan (0-1), Fergal Howard and Damian Mc Guinness.
Ladies in Final
The Ladies team were in action against Ballinaglera at the weekend and secured a great victory on a scoreline of 8-11 to 2-8 to progress to the 9-a-side final. Well done to coaches Sean Mc Cauley and Vincent Canning and to all the girls who have been working very hard over the last few months.
The team at the weekend was MMichelle Reilly, Sarah Duffy, Rachel Duignan, Niamh Reynolds, Jillian Duignan 0-1, Charlotte Faughnan 1-2, Fiona Reilly 2-3, Leonie Duffy 0-2 Kelly Howard 2-2, Subs used: Cora Mc Cauley, Shannon Boyle, Allison Mc Keon, Jessica Mc Keon, Michelle O Beirne 1-1, Lisa Geelan 2-0, Coleen Bohan, Susan Shanley
The Junior B team were most unfortunate not to take a victory from their meeting with Allen Gaels last Sunday but in the end up had to be happy to settle for a draw on a scoreline of 2-5 to 1-8.
The Bornacoola team was Kevin Mallon, Sean Ryan, Brian Reilly, Brendan Duignan, John Shanley, Bobby Shanley, John Mc Govern, John Bohan, Damian Moran, Ollie Vaughan, Aidan Reilly, Mervyn Howard, Alan Croghan, Damian Mc Gowan and David Mulligan. With three games remaining, the lads are hovering just above the relegation zone, so a few more points in the coming weeks will be vital.
This Week’s Fixtures
A busy weekend for our adult teams kicks off on Friday evening when the Senior team are in Shield action against Sean O Heslins in Ballinamore at 8.15pm. On Saturday, the Division 3 team play Allen Gaels in Dromod at 6.30pm while on Sunday, the Division 4 team make the journey to Dromahaire for a 2pm throw in.
The U-12 blitzes will be taking place every Monday for the next six weeks. The youngsters of Annaduff and Bornacoola will get the action underway next Monday night in Annaduff at 7pm and in the coming weeks we will also be meeting with Aughnasheelin, Allen Gaels, Mohill and Drumkeerin. The Blitz model is intended to ensure full participation with all players guaranteed to get a game. Players are limited to 2 plays of the ball (i.e 1 solo 1 hop or 2 solos) and then they must release the ball. All games are played across the pitch with 2 games at the same time where there are enough players to play. Games can be 7, 8, 9, 10 etc a side and all scores are of equal value. Well worth going along on Monday night to see this initiative in action.
The U-14 Championship gets underway for Bornacoola on June 26th with a home game against Glenfarne. Games will take place every Friday evening until July 24th, with Bornacoola due to have a bye on the week of July 17th. The other teams in the group are St Osnatt;s, Aughavas and Aughnasheelin.
At U-16 level we find ourselves in a group with Aughavas, Annaduff and Leitrim Gaels. The competition will get underway on August 14th.
The Minor Championship gets underway for the Bors on July 1st with a home game against Leitrim Gaels. Games will be on Wednesday evenings (July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and August 12th and 19th) and opposition will include Kiltubrid, St Caillins, Glenfarne, Leitrim Gaels, Gortletteragh, St Osnatt’s and Aughavas.
Congratulations to Nadine Hackett who is on the Leitrim Ladies Under 14 panel that qualified for the All Ireland Under 14 B Shield Final with a 6-15 to 0-6 win over Fermanagh on Sunday last. The final will be played in two weeks time against Offaly
Monday, June 08, 2009
The Bornacoola Girls national school team have qualified for the seven a side final where they will play Cloone. This game is due to be played on Thursday week, June 18th. It is a great achievement to get to the final so we wish the girls all the best and hope to see lots of support on the day.
A late goal for Drumreilly denied Bornacoola two vital league points in the Masonite Division 1 league game in Carrickmakeegan on Saturday evening last as the home side edged out the Bors by 1-5 to 0-7. Team and scorers were: Feargal Mc Gill, Jason Conroy, Conor Mc Cauley, John Mc Guinness, Mervyn Howard, Morgan Shanley (0-1), Niall O Connor (0-1), David O Connor, Damian Moran (0-1), Declan Shanley, Mark Mc Closkey (0-1), Trevor Howard, Brian Conroy, Michael Duignan (0-2) and Sean Mc Keon (0-1). Subs used Oliver Vaughan and Philip Howard. Our next league fixture is this Sunday when Allen Gaels visit Dromod for a 1.30pm throw-in.
The Ladies team enjoyed a great victory over St Mary’s recently in the 9-a-side league and are now through to the semi-final of the competition where they are due to meet Ballinaglera. The girls have been working very hard of late and were good value for their 2-11 to 3-5 victory over the Carrick girls.
The team on duty was: Michelle Reilly, Sarah Duffy, Niamh Reynolds, Charlotte Faughnan, Leonie Duffy, Jillian Duignan, Fiona Reilly, Kelly Howard and Michelle O Beirne. Subs used included Emma Moffatt, Lisa Geelan, Nadine Hackett, Tara Hackett, Alison Mc Keon, Jessica Mc Keon, Shannon Boyle.
The Junior A team put in a strong performance against St Caillin’s first team in Division 3 of the league on Sunday last but unfortunately came up just short on a final scoreline of 2-11 to 1-10.
The team on duty was: Gerry Gearty, John Reynolds, Brian Reilly, Brendan Duignan, Mervyn Howard, Shane Conroy, Damian Mc Guinness, Bobby Shanley, Feargal Howard (0-4), Damian Moran (0-3), Declan Shanley, Niall Mc Gowan (0-2), John Bohan, Brian Conroy and Ollie Vaughan (1-1). Subs used: Aidan Reilly, Alan Croghan and David Mulligan.
The pitch development draw takes place in the Shannon Key West Hotel on Saturday night next. Anyone with outstanding tickets (sold or unsold) are asked to return them to Tommy Larkin at the GAA grounds on Friday evening next between 8 and 9 O Clock.
The Division 4 team play Allen Gaels this Sunday.
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Tuesday, June 02, 2009
The Division 3 team traveled to Carrick on Saturday night last and in excellent weather conditions produced their best performance of the season in recording a 1-13 to 0-6 victory. Although playing in a division that includes a number of first team outfits, Bornacoola have enjoyed a good run at this level so far in 2009 and are currently up to 3rd in the Division. This Sunday, the boys play Fenagh at 2pm in Dromod.
Park Development Draw
All ticket sellers are asked to ensure that any outstanding tickets and money are returned to Tommy Larkin at the pitch on Friday evening next between 8 and 9 o’clock. Tickets for the draw are still on sale priced at €20 each with a top prize of €3,000 in cash and a host of excellent runners up prizes also on offer
The Division 4 team played Leitrim Gaels on Sunday morning last, eventually losing an entertaining game by 2-11 to 2-4. No game at this level this weekend.
The Senior team return to league action this Saturday evening when they make the journey to Carrickmakeegan to play Drumreilly at 6.30pm.
Monday, May 25, 2009
The Division 4 team’s early season heroics have been somewhat dented by a number of injuries to key players and form over the past couple of weeks has not been as impressive as in the early rounds of the league. Last Sunday, they made the journey to Ballinaglera but never really got out of the blocks as the home side were impressive in recording a 1-14 to 0-7 victory. Next weekend, the boys will hope to get the train back on the tracks as they travel to Leitrim Gaels on Sunday morning for an 11am throw in.
The Club Draw takes place on Saturday night next in the Copper Still. Music will be by Ronnie Duignan and as it is a Bank Holiday weekend and comes only hours before the Leitrim/Roscommon game, a big crowd and a great night’s entertainment is guaranteed.
Tickets for our Park Development fundraiser have been selling very well of late and we’ve extended the deadline for return of tickets to this Friday. All sellers are asked to return their sold tickets to Tommy Larkin at the dressing rooms on this Friday evening between 8 and 9 o’clock. All funds generated from the draw will go towards the Development and the upkeep of our facilities in Dromod for the benefit of all in the parish.
Priced at €20 each, there are a range of excellent prizes on offer including: 1st €3000, 2nd €1500 voucher sponsored by Sean and Deidre Farrell “Flair”, 3rd Two All Ireland Football tickets, 4th Two All Ireland Hurling tickets, 5th Dinner for 4 in Flynn’s Shannon Key West hotel, 6th Dinner for four in the Copper still, Dromod plus five more prizes of €100 each.
We’d ask all team mentors and trainers to note that our pitch is currently closed to all teams as work on the surface is ongoing. It will hopefully reopen for action again in a couple of weeks.
Our under 10 team were in action in Ballinamore recently where they played a most enjoyable game with the hosts and there were some great performances from our young stars. Thank you to Ballinamore for a very enjoyable evening.
Meanwhile, our girls school team have played four of their five games and have won three and lost just one. With just one game left they are in with a great shout of appearing in the final. The under 14 girls have played two matches and despite two good performances they came out on the losing side.
Finally, first Holy Communion was held in St Michaels Church Bornacoola on Sunday week last. The Children who received the sacrament were Aarron Hackett, Sean Conboy, Orran Mc Guinness, Callum Kidd, Rebbecca Banet, Tanya Boyle, Raithna Duffy and Aoibhinn Reynolds. Well done to you all
The Junior A team travel to Carrick-on-Shannnon on Saturday evening where they will face St Mary’s at 6.30pm.
Leitrim v Roscommon
Tickets for the game are currently available from Hunt’s Supermarket and the Copper Still and will be available until Friday evening. We’d advise you to purchase in advance for what should be a thrilling championship game and a very large crowd is expected in Páirc Seán on Sunday. Our best wishes to all of the Leitrim lads but in particular to our own Gary Mc Closkey and David O Connor who will be hoping to help Leitrim to a famous victory.
Monday, May 18, 2009
The U-12’s have been quietly preparing for the County U 12 Blitz which will get underway on June 22nd. The young Bors will be in a section that includes Annaduff, Allen Gaels, Aughnasheelin, Mohill and Drumkeerin. The Blitz concept is all about participation and every player that turns up is assured of getting a game.
Heavy underfoot conditions made attractive football difficult as our third team took on Melvin Gaels in Dromod on Sunday last. Despite this, there was some exciting action and plenty of goals as the North Leitrim team returned to Kinlough with both league points following a 3-10 to 1-7 victory. Next Sunday, the boys are at home to Ballinaglera at 12noon.
The Senior Shield game with Sean O Heslins scheduled for last weekend was postponed to due the weather. This Saturday, the Bors travel north to Dromahaire on Saturday evening for a 6.30pm throw-in.
Tickets for our Park Development fundraiser have been selling very well of late. All sellers are asked to return their sold tickets to Tommy Larkin at the pitch on Friday evening next between 8 and 9 o’clock. All funds generated from the draw will go towards the Development and the upkeep of our facilities in Dromod for the benefit of all in the parish.
Priced at €20 each, there are a range of excellent prizes on offer including: 1st €3000, 2nd €1500 voucher sponsored by Sean and Deidre Farrell “Flair”, 3rd Two All Ireland Football tickets, 4th Two All Ireland Hurling tickets, 5th Dinner for 4 in Flynn’s Shannon Key West hotel, 6th Dinner for four in the Copper still, Dromod plus five more prizes of €100 each.
Lá na gClub
I’d be obliged if anyone with pictures from La na gClub last week would email them to myself – firstname.lastname@example.org as we would like to keep them for historical purposes.
Well done to the Ladies 9-a-side team who defeated Gortletteragh at the weekend on a scoreline of 2-15 to 1-3.
3rd Level Exams
Our best wishes to all those in the club who are currently doing 3rd level exams.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Magnificent sunshine and the nicest day of the year so far set the scene for Lá na gClub and our 125 year celebrations at the pitch in Dromod on Sunday last. It was a great occasion with over 200 parishioners enjoying the open air mass, flag raising ceremony, Sports, the Scór acts and underage blitzes. Well done to everyone who was involved in organising the day and in particular to Fr Gerry O’Brien, all those who worked on Bank Holiday Monday and again last Saturday to get the grounds ready for our celebrations, those who made sandwiches and other refreshments, Oliver Kelleher in Castlebar for providing medals for the underage games, Jacqui Muldowney for organising the sports and to everyone who helped in any way in organising what was a wonderful day for the community. Bhíomar go léir an bhródúil de Domhnaigh as an lá agus an club go ginearálta. Go raibh míle maith agaibh.
Last weekend’s scheduled games in Division 3 and 4 were cancelled due to our pitch being unplayable. This Saturday, the Senior team are in Shield action against Sean O Heslins in Ballinamore on Saturday evening at 6.30pm while on Sunday, the Division 4 team meet Melvin Gaels in Dromod at 2pm.
Tickets for our Park Development fundraiser are currently available from all members of the club and of course the finance generated will ensure the upkeep of our facilities in Dromod for the benefit of all in the parish. Priced at €20 each, there are a range of excellent prizes on offer including: 1st €3000, 2nd €1500 voucher sponsored by Sean and Deidre Farrell “Flair”, 3rd Two All Ireland Football tickets, 4th Two All Ireland Hurling tickets, 5th Dinner for 4 in Flynn’s Shannon Key West hotel, 6th Dinner for four in the Copper still, Dromod plus five more prizes of €100 each. We would ask every club member to put in a special effort to make this venture a success.
Our best wishes to John Mc Guinness who will be part of the Leitrim panel to take on Mayo in the Connacht Junior Championship semi-final on Friday evening next in Páirc Seán, so get along and support John and the lads if you can.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Gortletteragh proved much the better side as we suffered another disappointing reversal in Division 1 of the league on Saturday night last.
The team on duty was: Feargal Mc Gill, Damian Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Jason Conroy, John Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley (0-1), Mervyn Howard (0-1), Colm Farrell, Paul Hackett, Trevor Howard, Mark Mc Closkey (0-6), Shane Conroy, Ollie Vaughan (0-1), David O Connor and Sean Mc Keon. Subs used: Declan Shanley, Jonathan Duffy, Damian Moran and Aidan Reilly. This Saturday afternoon we travel to Mohill for a 3.30pm throw-in.
Under 16 League
The Under 16 team played their final league game on Tuesday evening last in the 11-a-side league and were defeated by a stronger Aughavas team on a scoreline of 4-09 to 3-04. Team and scorers: Shane Sullivan, Conor McWeeney, Daniel Farrell, Ciaran Campbell, Barry Reid, Roy Keenan (Capt) 1-01, Mark Muldowney 1-0, Kevin Shanley 1-0, Tony Shanley 0-1, Anthony Mulligan (0-1) Conor Hackett (0-1) subs used Ian Mulligan and Liam Mulligan. Thanks to John Muldowney and Henry Faughnan for their continued work with the lads.
Everyone in the club sends their congratulations to Leitrim panellist and Bornacoola player John Mc Guinness who announced his engagement to long time girlfriend Fiona Byrne from Cork at the weekend. Fiona is a huge Cork GAA fan but has become a regular attendee at Bornacoola games over the last number of years. John’s commitment to the club in a lengthy playing career has been exemplary as he regularly travelled back from romantic rendezvous in the Rebel County to pull on the Black and Amber. Long may it continue and our best wishes to you both for long life and happiness together.
A busy week ahead for Bornacoola teams. On Friday, the U-14’s travel to Leitrim Gaels; on Saturday afternoon the Senior team play Mohill at 3.30pm. On Sunday, the Junior A team have a 2pm appointment in Division 3 of the league in Annaduff and on Bank Holiday Monday, it’s the turn of our Junior B’s who play St Mary’s in Division 4.
Tickets for our Park Development fundraiser are currently available from all members of the club and of course the finance generated will ensure the upkeep of our facilities in Dromod for the benefit of all in the parish. Priced at €20 each, there are a range of excellent prizes on offer including: 1st €3000, 2nd €1500 voucher sponsored by Sean and Deidre Farrell “Flair”, 3rd Two All Ireland Football tickets, 4th Two All Ireland Hurling tickets, 5th Dinner for 4 in Flynn’s Shannon Key West hotel, 6th Dinner for four in the Copper still, Dromod plus five more prizes of €100 each.
Monday, April 20, 2009
We made the long trip to Melvin Gaels on Saturday night last. Minus a number of regulars, an early injury which forced the withdrawal of Michael Duignan left the Bors with an uphill struggle. Trailing by 9 points at half time, Bornacoola made a brave attempt to get back into the game but despite creating a number of goal chances, were unable to raise the green flag that might have turned the game in their favour. Two goals for the Gaels in the closing minutes ensured what was ultimately a deserved victory for the Kinlough club. Our thanks to Melvin Gaels for their hospitality after the game.
Team on duty was: Gerry Gearty, Damian Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley (0-2), Jason Conroy, John Mc Guinness (0-1), Morgan Shanley, Mervyn Howard, Michael Duignan, Colm Farrell, Trevor Howard (0-1), Feargal Howard, Declan Shanley (0-1), Ollie Vaughan, Brian Conroy (0-2) and Sean Mc Keon. Subs used: Jonathan Duffy and Aidan Reilly. This Saturday evening we play Gortletteragh in Dromod in at 6.30pm
The Junior A team were in action in Dromod on Sunday morning last when they met a very strong Ballinaglera outfit. Enjoying an exceptional first half, the Bors went to the dressing room two points to the good. However, with nine of the team having played in Kinlough in very warm conditions the previous evening, the Bors visibly tired in the second half as Glera began to find their accuracy and a string of well taken scores ensured a comfortable 0-14 to 0-6 victory for the visitors.
Bornacoola team was: Feargal Mc Gill, Sean Ryan, Seamus Mallon, Brendan Duignan, Damian Mc Guinness, Shane Conroy, Mervyn Howard, Feargal Howard, Damian Moran, Jonathan Duffy, Declan Shanley, Aidan Reilly, Ollie Vaughan, Brian Conroy and Brian Reilly. Subs used: John Bohan, Alan Croghan.
The U-14 team suffered defeat against Gortletteragh last week. However, it was a most encouraging performance and the very positive onfield attitude of the players was most notable. The panel on duty included Shane Sullivan Ciaran Campbell, Dillon Hackett, Fergal Hackett, Robert O’Beirne, Kevin Shanley, Liam Mulligan, Karl Mallon, Gearoid Mulligan, Ronan Mulligan, Brian Duffy, Liam Jones, Patrick Kozack, Kevin Mulligan
I’m told that tickets for the Club’s upcoming fundraising draw are beginning to sell like hot cakes. They are available from all members of the club and of course the finance generated will ensure the upkeep of our facilities in Dromod for the benefit of all in the parish. Priced at €20 each, there are a range of excellent prizes on offer including: 1st €3000, 2nd €1500 voucher sponsored by Sean and Deidre Farrell “Flair”, 3rd Two All Ireland Football tickets, 4th Two All Ireland Hurling tickets, 5th Dinner for 4 in Flynn’s Shannon Key West hotel, 6th Dinner for four in the Copper still, Dromod plus five more prizes of €100 each. We would ask every club member to put in a special effort to make this venture a success.
The Ladies were due to play Ballinamore last weekend, but that game was cancelled. On Bank Holiday Monday they played a very mobile Dromahaire team in Dromod and it was the North Leitrim girls who emerged victorious. The girls will more than likely be in action this weekend – check fixtures sections of the local papers for information.
All Ireland Success
We were delighted to be the first to extend a congratulatory Céad Míle Fáilte to the Sean O Heslins Novelty Act that won the Scór All Ireland title in Killarney at the weekend. The victorious troupe were welcomed at Cloonturk by a large contingent of Bors and well wishers from across Leitrim. Comhghairdeas ó chroí ó gach duine i mBarr na Cúille.
Our third team play Dromahaire in Division 4 this weekend. Please check with management for time and venue details.
Monday, April 06, 2009
An understrength Bornaccola enjoyed an excellent three point victory over Aughawillan on Saturday last in Division 1 of the Masonite Senior league. The Bors lead through most of the game, but a late surge from Aughawillan almost yielded a draw for the visitors as a last minute penalty came back off the post as the Bors held on for a 0-9 to 0-6 victory.
Team: Feargal Mc Gill, Jason Conroy, Conor Mc Cauley, Damian Mc Guinness, Mervyn Howard, Morgan Shanley, John Mc Guinness (0-1), Michael Duignan, Paul Hackett (0-1), Trevor Howard, Ollie Vaughan (0-1), Jonathan Duffy, Sean Mc Keon (0-1), Brian Conroy (0-2), Mark Mc Closkey (0-3). Subs used: Damian Moran, Seamus Mallon, Declan Shanley
The U-14’s played Kiltubrid on Friday evening, and produced a terrific second half display. Unfortunately their territorial dominance in that period wasn’t reflected on the scoreboard and a wonderful display from the Kiltubrid keeper ensured they held out for a 4-5 to 0-8 win in a most entertaining game.
Bornacoola players on duty were: Shane Sullivan Ciaran Campbell, Dillon Hackett, Fergal Hackett, Robert O’Beirne, Kevin Shanley, Liam Mulligan, Karl Mallon, Gearoid Mulligan, Ronan Mulligan, Brian Duffy, Liam Jones, Patrick Kozack, Kevin Mulligan
40 Years of Scór
Well done to all involved with Scór Liatroma for their exceptional organisation of a concert to celebrate 40 years of Scór Liatroma in Ballinamore on Saturday last. Bornacoola were well represented with former All Ireland Recitation winner Aidan Dockery performing superbly on the night and the Connacht title winning Ballad Group from 1983 (featuring Tom Moran, Sean Mc Gowan, Anne Keenan, Philomena Mulligan and Feargal Mc Gill – representing the late Cormac) also on stage. However, it was the successful Set Dancers from the mid-80’s who really brought the house down with Patricia Mc Goldrick, Anne Keenan, Philomena Mulligan, Martina Hackett (in place of the unavailable Teresa Duignan), Micheal Mc Gowan, Sean Beirne, Seoirse Reynolds (in place of an injured Tommy Larkin) and Gerard Mulligan turning back the years to provide a fabulous performance. Comhghairdeas daoibh go léir is do gach duine a bhfuil baint acu le Scór Liatroma i mbliana is tríd dhá scór mbliana den chomórtais.
The Club Draw was held in the Shannon Key West Hotel on Saturday night last. Winners were: Eur100 Mae Mc Gushin Eur20 Joesephine Mc Gushin, Pauline Hanley, John Duffy Pat Farrell (Dromod) and Benny Kenny.
The Division 3 team played their third game of the competition on Sunday last when they took on Drumkeerin in the Park. A goal from early substitute Alan Croghan helped the Bors to a commanding half time lead of eight points. However, the introduction of Francis Davitt saw a re-energised Drumkeerin in the second half and a terrific comeback from the visitors saw them come up just short as the Bors held on for a 1-12 to 0-11 victory.
Team: Gerry Gearty, John Reynolds, Seamus Mallon, Sean Ryan, Damian Mc Guinness, Brendan Duignan, Mervyn Howard, Feargal Howard, Paul Hackett, Jonathan Duffy, Shane Conroy, Damian Moran, Declan Shanley, Brian Conroy and Ollie Vaughan . Sub used: Alan Croghan
The Ladies team enjoyed a good victory over Fenagh in a challenge game at the weekend.
The U-16’s travel to Aughavas on Good Friday to play the home side in a game that will throw in at 7pm.
The Club will be holding a fundraising draw in the coming weeks. Tickets are currently on sale priced at €20 each. There are a range of excellent prizes on offer including: 1st €3000, 2nd €1500 voucher sponsored by Sean and Deidre Farrell “Flair”, 3rd Two All Ireland Football tickets, 4th Two All Ireland Hurling tickets, 5th Dinner for 4 in Flynn’s Shannon Key West hotel, 6th Dinner for four in the Copper still, Dromod plus five more prizes of €100 each. We would ask every club member to put in a special effort to make this venture a success.
Rehab People of the Year
Our congratulations to Rosari Gearty and Geraldine Moran on their nomination for the Rehab Leitrim People of the Year awards. The two popular Bornacoola ladies received their award because of their outstanding voluntary work in the parish with respect to CPR training and the use of Defibrillators. All in the club are very proud of your achievements in this area and indeed the parish owes you both a great debt of gratitude. The awards will be presented at a Banquet in the Bush Hotel on Saturday night, April 25th.
Monday, March 30, 2009
The Senior team have been drawn with Carrigallen and Aughnasheelin in the 2009 Masonite Senior Championship. On Sunday afternoon last, the lads played Oldcastle and enjoyed an encouraging victory. Our thanks to the Meath side for providing an excellent work out. Next Saturday evening the lads are at home to Aughawillan in a Division 1 league meeting that will have a 6pm throw-in.
This month’s club draw takes place next Saturday night in the Shannon Key West. Music and house draw on the night.
Training for our underage players continues every Saturday morning at 11am. The numbers attending have been outstanding so far.
Our Question Time team were denied what would have been a historic fourth Connacht Title in a row when they were pipped by just 2 marks in last Sunday’s Connacht final in Elphin by Roscommon champions Clan na nGael. Well done once again to our team of Aidan Dockery, Louise Staunton and Liam Rabbitte and no doubt they’ll be back next year in search of another title. It was however a good night for Leitrim as the Sean O Heslins novelty act and the figure dancers from Glencar/Manorhamilton advanced to the All Ireland finals. In addition, the Cormac Mc Gill memorial trophy was presented for the first time to Leitrim as the overall County winners in Connacht. The trophy was presented by Connacht Council and named after our late club man Cormac.
Meanwhile, this Friday night, a concert celebrating 40 years of Scor Liatroma will take place in Ballinamore Community Centre at 8.30pm. The concert will see many of the great Scór acts of the past taking part including the Bornacoola Ballad group from 1983 (which will include Sean Mc Gowan, Tom Moran, Philomena Mulligan, Anne Keenan – nee Mulligan and Feargal Mc Gill in place of his father Cormac) and the Set Dancers of the mid 80’s that dominated Connacht for many years. I understand the Set Dance team on Friday night will feature Anne and Philomena, Patricia Mc Goldrick (nee Reilly), Martina Hackett (in place of Teresa Duignan who unfortunately is unavailable on the night), Tommy Larkin, Sean Beirne, Gerard Mulligan, Micheal Mc Gowan. It should be a night not to be missed.
The Junior A team travel to Drumkeerin on Sunday next for a Division 3 league game which gets underway at 2.30pm. In the Masonite Junior A championship, the boys have been drawn in a group alongside Melvin Gaels and St Marys.
A highly entertaining game in the park last Saturday evening as the Bors 3rd team took on Sean O Heslins 2nd team. Two first half goals for the Ballinamore team seemed to have set them on the road to victory but a well taken penalty from Damian Moran just before half time left the Bors a chink of light. O Heslins again opened a sizable lead in the 2nd period, but the Bors refused to give up and two John Bohan goals brought the sides level as the clock ticked down. However a strong finish from the visitors ensured a victory for them on a scoreline of 2-12 to 3-7.
Team: Dara Gavigan, Sean Ryan, Christy Bohan, John Shanley, David Mulligan, Paul Hackett, Brendan Duignan, Mervyn Howard, Bobby Shanley, Ollie Vaughan, John Bohan, Aidan Reilly, Damian Moran, Brian Reilly and Kevin Mallon.
The Ladies team face a long journey to Dromahaire on Sunday morning next for a game that will throw-in at 12 noon.
Our best wishes to our newest clubman – John Mc Govern – on his engagement at the weekend to Patrice Doyle. Comhghairdeas daoibh beirt.
The Club will be holding a fundraising draw in the coming weeks. Tickets are going on sale this week priced at €20 each. There are a range of excellent prizes on offer including: 1st €3000, 2nd €1500 voucher sponsored by Sean and Deidre Farrell “Flair”, 3rd Two All Ireland Football tickets, 4th Two All Ireland Hurling tickets, 5th Dinner for 4 in Flynn’s Shannon Key West hotel, 6th Dinner for four in the Copper still, Dromod plus five more prizes of €100 each. We would ask every club member to put in a special effort to make this venture a success.
This is the last week for payment of membership for 2009 – anyone who has not paid their membership will not be considered for All Ireland tickets in September and will not be entitled to a vote at the AGM. All players MUST have paid their membership before playing for the club in 2009 – the cost for Playing Membership is €30; non-playing membership is €10; Youth Membership €5 and fees can be paid to Secretary Shane Reynolds, Treasurer Jackie Conboy or registrar Pat Farrell and in the case of Youth Membership to any of our underage trainers.
The U-16’s enjoyed an excellent victory away to Aughnasheelin on Saturday morning last when some well taken goals were crucial in securing a 5-10 to 3-3 victory. The team and scorers in full was Shane Sullivan, Barry Reid, Daniel Farrell (0-1), Conor Mc Weeney, Kieran Campbell, Roy Keenan (0-1), Mark Muldowney (0-1), Tony Shanley (1-0), Kevin Shanley (2-5), Conor Hackett (1-0), Anthony Mulligan (1-2). Subs used were Liam and Ian Mulligan. Next game is away to Aughavas on Friday evening week (April 10th) at 7pm.
The U-14 team travel to Kiltubrid on Friday evening next where the meet the home side in a game that will have a 7pm throw-in.
The March and April period is a great time of year for birthdays and lots of celebrations in this respect within the club in recent weeks. A little birdie was in touch to tell me that Mary Mc Cauley has clocked up the half century this week – I had to get in touch with Sean to make sure this was accurate, but he assures me the tacograph is reading 50 right enough. Another Mary would no doubt be very disappointed if I forgot to give her the annual mention – that’s our own Mrs Reynolds in Cloncolory who will add another year on Friday next. Happy Birthday to you both and I hope the respective hubbies dug deep in the pockets to deliver the presents of your dreams!! Finally, if my records aren’t failing me, I think around mid April there might be a few candles lighting on a cake up in Esker where Rose will again be practicing her singing of Happy Birthday as Hubert adds another year and indeed our Player of the Year Colm will need a cake this week too! Busy times on the Birthday front.
Monday, March 23, 2009
The County Finals of Scor Sinsear took place in Ballinamore on Saturday night last. Bornacoola were represented in Figure Dancing, Set Dancing, Recitation and Question Time. While all of our participants performed exceptionally well, it was the Question Time team of Aidan Dockery, Liam Rabbitte and Louise Staunton who were our sole winners on the night. A special word of thanks to Mary Cassidy and John Geary for providing the music for our set dancers, not just on the night but over the past couple of weeks and indeed the last number of years. Also to Kathleen Moffatt and Tracey O Neill for the huge effort they put in to preparing our dancers and to Fox’s of Tooman and the Shannon Key in Rooskey for use of their premises for rehearsals. Finally a word of praise to our Scor co-ordinator Martina Hackett who pulled out all the stops to ensure an excellent Bornacoola entry for the 40th anniversary of Scór Liatroma. The Connacht Finals are in Elphin on Sunday evening next. Best of luck to our Question Time team and indeed to all of the Leitrim participants.
Finally, on matters Scór, there will be a centenary concert featuring memorable acts from Scór over the years in Ballinamore on Friday 3rd April and the 1983 Bornacoola Ballad Group and the Set dancers (who won five Connaught titles in a row) will be taking part on the night. Should be a good concert so come along and a great night is guaranteed. .
Junior A – Division 3
Our Junior A team had their second game of the season and recorded an excellent 2-13 to 1-8 victory over Glencar Manorhamilton in the park on Sunday morning last. A hard working first half left the Bors 0-7 to 0-4 ahead at the break but when Manor goaled in the opening minute of the second half it looked like the Bors had it all to do as they were playing into the teeth of a strong wind. However a superb goal from Ollie Vaughan steadied the Bors and when Bobby Shanley added a second about 8 minutes from the end, it was clear the points were staying in Dromod.
Bor team was Feargal Mc Gill, Sean Ryan, Seamus Mallon, John Reynolds, Mervyn Howard (0-1), Paul Hackett, Damian Mc Guinness (0-2), Feargal Howard (0-2), Bobby Shanley (1-1), Damian Moran (0-2), Shane Conroy (0-1), Jonathan Duffy (0-3), Brian Conroy (0-1), Brian Reilly and Ollie Vaughan (1-0), Subs used Alan Croghan, Declan Shanley
The Ladies team got their league campaign underway on Sunday morning last when they faced Annaduff in Dromod. Playing with a strong wind in the first half, the Annaduff girls ran up a sizeable lead and while the Bor ladies never gave up throughout the second half, it was the visitors who enjoyed a comfortable victory.
The Bornacoola team was: Michelle Reilly, Sara Duffy, Cora Mc Cauley, Niamh Reynolds, Jillian Duignan, Meave Duffy, Leonie Duffy, Charlotte Faughnan, Michelle Beirne, Kelly Howard, Alison Mc Keon, Fiona Reilly and Susan Shanley. Subs used were Rachel Duignan, Jessica Mc Keon and Ellen Duignan.
The Minors played a very strong Leitrim Gaels in Leitrim village on Saturday last. The home side enjoyed a comfortable victory but the young Bors will no doubt have better days ahead.
Our best wishes to David O Connor who suffered an injury when playing for the Leitrim U-21’s in the Connacht Championship against Sligo on Saturday last, The club’s other representative – Conor Mc Cauley – enjoyed a fine game at full back. We also send our best wishes to Emer Cox of the Annaduff Ladies team who suffered an unfortunate injury when playing against Bornacoola in Dromod on Sunday morning last. We hope to see both David and Emer back playing in the very near future.
The U-16’s play their second game of the year when they travel to Aughnasheelin on Saturday morning next for a game that will have a 12 noon throw-in.
Our congratulations to former Bornacoola player Leo O Neill and wife Hannah on the birth of their first child – a baby girl called Mia. Well done to you both.
Just one adult game down for decision at the weekend as our Division 4 team aim to continue their excellent start to the season when they face Sean O Heslins in Dromod on Saturday at 5.30pm.
Monday, March 16, 2009
The U-16 team got their season underway on Saturday morning last when they played Dromahair in Dromod. A terrific first half from the young Bors left them a point up at half time having played against the wind. However, they couldn’t sustain the effort in the second half and Dromahaire grinded out a two point victory – 1-8 to 1-6. Bornacoola scorers were Anthony Mulligan 1-2, Tony Shanley 0-1, Roy Keenan 0-1, Mark Muldowney 0-1 and Kevin Shanley 0-1.
Underage training for all boys and girls starts next Saturday morning at 11am in the park. Anyone who hasn’t paid their registration yet is asked to bring it on the day. This year Ann Marie Boyle will take charge of the underage girls while Peter Mallon and Gerry Boyle will be in charge of the U-10 boys and Kevin Mallon, Niall O Connor and Aiden Reilly will look after the U-12 boys team.
Our third team made their debut in the Division 4 league when they played Aughavas away from home on Sunday morning last. Goals from Aidan Reilly and Alan Croghan proved to be the key scores as the Bors delivered an encouraging 2-4 to 1-3 victory. A special word of congratulations to Kevin Canning and Harry Cumiskey who made their adult team debuts and acquitted themselves admirably.
The U-14’s have a bye next weekend, while the Minor team get their season underway with a league game away to Leitrim Gaels at 2pmon Saturday. Check fixtures section of the paper for Bornacoola adult games next weekend.
We’d like to wish a very happy 30th birthday this week to Bornacoola player Mark Mc Closkey. Mark has been a great servant of the club over the years and celebrated in style with his friends at the weekend.
The County finals of Scor take place in Ballinamore this weekend. Best of luck to all of our participants as Bornacoola will take to the stage in Recitation, Figure Dancing, Question Time and Set Dancing.
Monday, March 09, 2009
Our Junior A team got their season underway when they played Mohill on Saturday afternoon last in Dromod. Fielding a young team, Bornacoola burst into an early three point lead. However, playing with the wind, Mohill steadied for the remainder of the first half and were well worth their three point half time lead. When a Mohill goal left the town team six points clear mid way through the second half, it looked as if the Bors were dead and buried. However, a Brian Reilly goal and a fighting final quarter from Bornacoola almost produced a great result but Mohill held on for a 1-11 to 1-8 victory.
The Bornacoola team was: Feargal Mc Gill, John Shanley, Seamus Mallon, John Reynolds, Mervyn Howard, Damian Mc Guinness, John Mc Govern, Shane Conroy, Feargal Howard, Damian Moran, Bobby Shanley, Ollie Vaughan, Declan Shanley, Brian Conroy and Brian Reilly. Subs used Sean Ryan and MJ Winters.
The U-14 league got underway on Saturday morning but there was no joy for the young Bors as they fell to a seven point defeat when they played St Caillins in Dromod. However, there was much to enthuse about in the Bornacoola performance and a similar effort in the weeks to come will surely produce the desired results.
As we mentioned last week, it is the 40th anniversary of Scór and the Bors had a huge representation at the county semi-finals held last weekend. A big night ahead now too for our Set Dancers, Figure Dancers, Question Time team and Recitation specialist Louise Staunton who have all qualified for the County final which takes place on Saturday week, March 21st in Ballinamore.
The full list of Bornacoola competitors at the weekend was: Figure Dance: Niamh Reynolds, Emma Moffatt, Kelly Blake, Jillian Duignan, Sarah Hackett, Fiona Reilly, Sinead Larkin and Claire Mc Cartan; Solo Singing: Sharon Jones; Recitation: Louise Staunton; Question Time: Aidan Dockery, Liam Rabbitte and Louise Staunton; Ballad Group: Seamus Mc Weeney, Sean Mc Cauley, Sharon Jones, Martina Hackett and Orla Bohan; Novelty Act: Mary Mallon, Kevin Mallon, Brian Mallon, Claire Mullen, Declan Conboy, Ann Marie Boyle and Dympna Moffatt; Set Dancing: Martina Hackett, Lorraine Reynolds, Ann Marie Boyle, Edel Mallon, Brian Mallon, Gerry Boyle, Seoirse Reynolds and Gerry Mulligan.
The Last Ever Adventure of Diggerman?
Not so long ago, we used to keep you up to date on “The Adventures of DiggerMan”, the ever popular Derek “Digger” Duignan from Cloonturk. Last Saturday, Derek married Renea Armstrong in Ballina, just south of
While Digger’s mother Teresa, father Seamus and brothers Ronnie and Brendan headed Down Under to join in the celebrations (and link up with sister Orla who is also married in Australia) last week, literally hundreds of people from Bornacoola and further afield asked I ensure they extend their best wishes through the club notes to Derek and Renea. So on behalf of all your friends in
Incidentally, the name Digger was bestowed on our hero sometime in the late 90’s by his then housemate Mark Mc Closkey following a particularly uninspiring performance for the Leitrim hurlers. If you want to know the reason why, I’m sure Mark won’t hesitate in enlightening you!!
The U-16 team get their league campaign underway this Saturday when they play Dromahaire in Dromod at 12 noon.
Following a fine league campaign last season which saw them earn promotion from Division 5, our third team get their season underway on Sunday next when they have an away game with Aughavas.
The Shield competition starts this weekend. However, the Bors have a bye in the first round of a competition which sees us in Group 1 where our opponents in the coming weeks will be Ballinaglera, Sean O Heslins, Eslin and Dromahaire.
We’d like to wish a very happy birthday to David O Connor, Dromod who celebrated his 21st on Sunday last and marked his birthday with a well taken point for Leitrim in their drawn game with Antrim in the National Football league.
Leitrim GAA Supporters Club
Tickets for the Leitrim GAA Supporters Club are currently available from Shay Reynolds, Shane Reynolds, Michael Mc Gowan, Tom Moran and Jackie Conboy at a cost of €40 each. First prize is €5,000
Our sympathy is extended to the Carrigallen GAA Club and the family of the late Barry Mc Intyre who passed away at the weekend. Barry was Secretary of Carrigallen at the time of his passing. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Our congratulations to Annaduff Club man Eugene Cox on his recent award from Connacht Council.