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