Monday, February 23, 2009

News 23 - 02 - 09

Minor League
Our Minor team made it two wins from two when they overcame Kiltubrid by 2-4 to 1-4 in an exciting game in Dromod on Saturday morning last.
The team on duty was: Danny Farrell, Roy Keenan, Harry Comiskey, Barry Reid, Kevin Canning, Alan Croghan, Darran McGushin, Damien Moran 0-4, Anthony Mulligan 1-0, Tony Shanley 1-0, Darran Faughnan and Kevin Shanley.

Masonite Senior League
The 2009 season got underway for the Bors on Sunday afternoon with a trip to Pairc Ui Choilligh to play neighbours Annaduff. With a strong wind, Bornacoola took control from the outset and a well taken goal from Mark Mc Closkey ensured we enjoyed a seven point half time lead. Indeed the lead could have been greater but for a wonderful save from Kevin Ludlow to deny Brian Conroy. Annaduff rallied strongly in the second half and reduced the margin to three points at one stage when a crucial save from Gerry Gearty denied Annaduff what would have been an equalising goal. From there to the finish however, the Bors upped a gear and closed out the game to ensure a 1-11 to 0-9 victory.
The team on duty was: Gerry Gearty, Damian Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley, Conor Mc Cauley, Paul Hackett, John Mc Guinness, Niall O Connor, Michael Duignan (0-4). Colm Farrell (0-1), Feargal Howard, David O Connor (0-1), Jonathan Duffy (0-1), Brian Conroy (0-1), Trevor Howard (0-1) and Mark Mc Closkey (1-2). Subs used were Sean Mc Keon and Declan Shanley. This Saturday we have a home game with Sean O hEslins at 4pm.

Well done once again to Bornacoola club man Noel Mahon on the outstanding work he continues to carry out on behalf of GOAL. This year’s GOAL mile, staged at the Bornacoola GAA grounds on New Year’s Day, brought in a grand total of €12,609 for the third world support agency. Well done to you all for your generosity.

U-16 and U-14 Leagues
The Bors find themselves in the 9-a-side division for U-16 this year where their opponents will include Ballinaglera, St Caillins, Glenfarne and Leitrim Gaels. In the U-14 competition, we will also compete at 9-a-side with Aughnasheelin, Drumkeerin, Glenfarne and St Osnatt’s providing the opposition.

Ladies Matters
We would like to welcome on board our new ladies manager for the year, Sean McCauley. We’d also like to thank Vinny Canning who has been taking ladies training up until now and will continue to have an involvement in the set up.

Training Area
Work on our new training ground is progressing very well and our thanks to Frank Reynolds Plant Hire and his staff for doing a wonderful job. We’d also like to thank our own "sparky" Aidan Hackett for doing the wiring and the lighting and indeed we were very lucky with the weather for the duration of the project. We would also like to thank our neighbour Brendan O’ Beirne for his cooperation and the club are deeply indebted to him as without his help we could not have proceeded with the work. Finally a word of thanks to vice chairman John McGuinness for planning and overseeing the project.

Club Draw and Presentation Night
This Friday, the Club Draw will be held in the Copper Still and will coincide with our Presentation night as the Minor team from last year will receive their medals and we will also have the presentation of the Player’s of the Year and Club Person of the Year Awards. Music on the night by Ronnie Duignan and all are welcome.

Seachtain na Gaeilge
We extend our congratulations to the Bornacoola Seachtain na Gaeilge team who won the Leitrim final in the Trath na gCeist on last Friday night. The team was Liam Rabbitt, Evelyn Reynolds, Marie Therese Dockery and Martina Hackett. Next hurdle is the Connaught final.
Scór Sinsear Preparations are well underway for Scór 2009. As this is the 40th anniversary of the competitions, it is a special year. The semi-finals in Leitrim will take place on March 6th and 7th.

Wedding Anniversary
Everyone at the club sends their best wishes to two of our most popular and dedicated members, Michael and Mary Mallon, who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary recently. Micheal has performed just about every conceivable role in the club from player to manager to official during a lifetime’s involvement with Bornacoola GAA and his dedication to promoting Bornacoola is unrivalled.
Mary has also been an outstanding worker for the club over the years and has participated in Scor as well as contributing hugely as a key fundraiser for the club and in doing a million and one little tasks that go unnoticed by the world at large but which are essential in keeping a club ticking over.
Their children and grandchildren continue to carry the flame lit by Mary and Micheal as all are heavily involved in Bornacoola GAA matters. When one speaks of the strength of the GAA lying with the grassroots, it is people like the Mallons who are really being referred to.
Míle buíochas daoibh beirt le haghaidh an sár obair a dhéanann sibh ar son CLG Barr na Cúille is comhghairdeas ar an ócáid speisialta seo daoibh.

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