Monday, March 09, 2009

News 09 - 03 - 09

Division 3

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.

U-14 League

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.

Scór Sinsir

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 Brisbane, Australia. A great servant to the GAA Club, a great character, a fine footballer and an all round decent person, Derek left Ireland for Australia in 2004 for a year out, but fell in love with the country and has been domiciled there ever since. The country itself wasn’t all he fell in love with as Australian beauty Renea entered his life and the couple announced their engagement last year.

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 Ireland I would like to wish you both the very best in married life together and we look forward to seeing you on your trips home to Ireland which we hope will be as regular as possible.

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!!

U-16 League

The U-16 team get their league campaign underway this Saturday when they play Dromahaire in Dromod at 12 noon.

Division 4

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.

Shield Competition

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.

Birthday Greetings

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. Eugene is the quintessential GAA man and has been at the heart of the Annaduff GAA Club for many years. As a player, team manager and mentor, administrator, fundraiser and in every conceivable facet of club life Eugene has been at the heart of everything Annaduff has achieved in recent years and the award is timely recognition of his great work for the club.


asheedaw said...

Hi There
Stumbled on your blog by accident looking up references to diggers - little did I know it would lead to the Duignans!!!! My name is Aisling Holmes and I am a cousin of Feargal McGill and of course Ailbhe. I have been in Dromod many many times and know many people there. It was so unexpected to see your blog - but great.
I'll check back again.

asheedaw said...

p.s. passed it on to my brothers