Monday, March 23, 2009

News 23 - 03 - 09

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

Ladies League
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.

Minor League
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.

Best Wishes
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.

U-16 League
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.

Adult Fixtures
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.

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