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.