Friday, July 31, 2009

News 31 - 07 - 09

Masonite Senior Football Championship
The Championship gets underway for the Bors this Saturday evening when we play Carrigallen in Cloone at 7.30pm. Carrigallen enjoyed a comprehensive victory at the weekend over Aughnasheeln, who are the third team in the group, and will prove a very difficult proposition for the Bors. As always, your support is appreciated and the game is preceded by the meeting of Kiltubrid and Sean O Heslins at 6pm.

U-14’s in Final
The U-14 team produced a terrific display in a nail biting encounter with Aughnasheelin on Friday evening last. Despite a late goal by the Aughnasheelin boys, the Bors held their nerve in the closing minutes to secure a single point victory. The win ensures a place for the Bors in the u-14 9-a-side final which will take place this Friday evening and will be against Glenfarne. At the time of writing, venue and throw-in time have yet to be confirmed.
However, the players on duty for Bornacoola in the final will include Shane Sullivan, Brian Duffy, Liam Mulligan, Robert O'Berne, Ciaran Cambell, Sean Muldowney, Ronan Mulligan, Kevin Shanley, Dillon Hackett, Fergal Hackett, Gearoid Mulligan, Kevin Mulligan, Liam Jones and Karl Mallon. Best of luck to all involved.

Minor Championship
The Minor team suffered a heavy defeat to Gortletteragh on Wednesday night last. This Wednesday (July 29th) they face Kiltubrid in Drumcong in a game that will have a 7pm throw-in.

In last week’s notes, I omitted the names of James Mc Keon and Brendan Duignan from the management team for the Division 4 campaign. My apologies to the lads; no doubt they’ll let me hear about it over the next few weeks!

Ladies 9-a-side Final
It’s a big weekend for our Ladies team also as they travel to Leitrim village on Saturday afternoon to play in the Ladies 9-a-side final. The girls have been training diligently for the past number of weeks and their appearance in the final is worthy reward for their hard work under the guidance of Vinny Canning and Sean Mc Cauley. The throw-in on Saturday is 5pm leaving Bornacoola supporters ample time to take in both this game and the men’s championship opener in Cloone at 7.30pm. Our thanks to Derek Hunt for sponsoring tops for the panel.

Junior Championship
The Junior A team begin their championship campaign this Bank Holiday Monday as they take on Melvin Gaels in Leitrim village at 2pm. The game is part of a double header and will be followed by the meeting of Drumkeerin and Gortletteragh at 3.30pm.

Leitrim Bórd na nÓg
Tickets for the Leitrim Bord na nÓg fundraising draw for 2009 are currently available from club members and among the prizes on offer are tickets to the All Ireland finals. Tickets only €5 each.

Well done to Bornacoola U-12 star Ronan Mulligan who was selected to play in the half time mini games at the Connacht final recently.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

News 22 - 07 - 09

Masonite Senior League
We travelled to Manorhamilton on Sunday last for our penultimate game in Division 1 of the Masonite Senior League. A poor first half performance from Bornacoola left the home side 1-8 to 0-3 ahead at the break. A second half goal from Colm Farrell gave the Bors a glimmer of hope as the margin was closed to four points at one stage, but Glencar/Manor closed out the game for a comfortable 1-13 to 1-6 victory. Team was: Feargal Mc Gill, Damian Mc Guinness, Seamus Mallon, Jason Conroy, John Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Niall Mc Gowan, Michael Duignan (0-2), Colm Farrell (1-0), Trevor Howard, David O Connor, Feargal Howard, Brian Conroy, Mark Mc Closkey (0-4) and Declan Shanley. Subs used: Jonathan Duffy, Mervyn Howard, Morgan Shanley. With only one game remaining in the league against St Marys, Bornacoola have it all to do to avoid relegation to Division 2 for the first time since 1997.

U-14 Championship
The U-14’s had no game this week but will face Aughnasheelin on Friday night next in Aughnasheelin at 7pm when they will be hoping to build on the three straight victories already earned in their group.

Division 4
The 3rd team travelled to Manorhamilton needing at least a draw to have a chance of staying in the division. Playing with a lot of pride, they battled hard throughout and managed to earn a 0-11 to 0-11 draw. It remains to be seen whether this will be enough to avoid relegation, but at least the lads have given themselves a fighting chance and indeed played some very good football in their first year in Division 4. Well done to all involved and a special word of thanks to the management team of Michael Mallon and Seoirse Reynolds for their efforts throughout the year.

Minor Championship
The Minors are in action in Cornageeha this Wednesday (July 22nd) when they play Gortletteragh at 7pm.

Club Draw
The Club Draw takes place this Saturday night in the Copper Still with music by the one and only Tom Moran. As always a great night’s entertainment guaranteed.

U-12 Blitz
The U-12 blitz continues on Monday night next, July 27th when Annaduff travel to Dromod to take on the young Bors. The action gets underway at 7pm; if you haven’t been to one of the blitz evenings yet, it is well worth your while to go along and see the excellent work that is being carried out with underage players in Leitrim. There is some great football to enjoy and a real sporting atmosphere prevails. .

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

News - 14 - 07 - 09

Senior League
A well taken first half goal from Brian Conroy was the key score in earning the senior team a draw in an entertaining Masonite League Division 1 clash in Dromod on Sunday last. Bornacoola had some late chances to claim both points on offer but on balance a draw on a scoreline of 1-8 to 0-11 was a fair result.
Team on duty Bobby Shanley, Jason Conroy, Seamus Mallon, Damian Mc Guinness, John Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Niall Mc Gowan, Michael Duignan (0-2), David O Connor, Mervyn Howard, Trevor Howard (0-1), Jonathan Duffy (0-1), Brian Conroy (1-0), Mark Mc Closkey (0-4) and Declan Shanley. Subs used: Robert Moran and Paul Hackett. This weekend we face a difficult trip to the Bee Park on Sunday for a 1pm throw in against County Champions Glencar/Manorhamilton.

Division 4
Aughawillan’s 2nd team proved too strong for the Bor third string in Dromod on Sunday as their sharper forward line delivered a 2-15 to 2-6 victory.
Team on duty was: Damian Mc Gowan, John Shanley, Christy Bohan, Brendan Duignan, John Mc Govern, Brian Reilly, Mervyn Howard, Bobby Shanley, Paul Hackett, Alan Croghan, John Bohan, Ollie Vaughan, David Mulligan, Kevin Mallon and Aidan Reilly. This Sunday, Glencar/Manorhamilton are the opposition in the Bee Park at 2.30pm. In what is our last game of the season, a win is vital if the boys are to have any chance of avoiding relegation.

U-12 News
Well done to the U-12’s who were in action against Mohill last week. This weekend they travel to Drumkeerin on Saturday for a 12noon throw in with the bus leaving the park at 11am. On Monday July 20th, Aughnasheelin visit the park at 7pm for the latest round of the blitz.

Ladies News
The Ladies team enjoyed a good victory over Gortletteragh in Cornageeha on Sunday morning last in the Intermediate B Championship. In a game that was notable for the number of goals scored, it was the Bor girls who racked up seven majors to ensure an important win and progress to the semi-final of the competition.
The panel on duty was: Michelle Reilly, Sarah Duffy, Cora Mc Cauley, Méabh Duffy, Rachel Duignan, Lisa Geelan, Jillian Duignan, Charlotte Faughnan, Michelle O Beirne, Leonie Duffy, Allison Mc Keon, Kelly Howard and Fiona Reilly. Subs used: Emma Moffatt, Niamh Reynolds, Naomi Faughnan, Shannon Boyle and Tara Hackett.

The U-14’s maintained their unbeaten record when they proved too strong for St Osnatt’s in Dromod on Friday evening last. Only one round of fixtures left and Aughavas are the outstanding fixture for the young Bors.
The panel includes: Shane Sullivan, Brian Duffy, Liam Mulligan, Robert O'Berne, Ciaran Cambell, Sean Muldowney, Ronan Mulligan, Kevin Shanley, Dillon Hackett, Fergal Hackett, Gearoid Mulligan, Kevin Mulligan, Liam Jones and Karl Mallon. The team have a bye this week.

Minor Championship
The Minors are scheduled to play St Osnatts in the Minor Championship in Dromod on Wednesday evening at 7pm.

Ladies Underage News
Our under 12 girls Played both Aughlin Gales and Annaduff over the last week and were unlucky to lose narrowly on both occasions. With two games left in this group it is still all to play for and our girls are improving with every game.
The panel on duty recently included: Tanya Donnelly, Clara Reid, Claire Rogers, Sarah Mc Weeney, Dawn Hackett, Lauren Shanley, Roisin Donnelly, Niamh Donnelly, Shauna Diffley, Michelle Hackett, Seona Cosgrove, Hannah Mc Glynn, Cora Feeron, Tanya Boyle. Well done to Leitrim under 14s who won the all Ireland Shield B final replay in Ballymahon at the weekend, defeating Offaly on a scoreline of 3-10 to 2-2 and in particular to our own Nadine Hackett who was a member of the panel.

Best Wishes
Our best wishes to Ladies stalwart Niamh Reynolds (Esker) and fiancée Enda Delaney who are getting married this weekend. Niamh, daughter of George and Evelyn, is a primary school teacher and has been a terrific worker for the club for many years. She can currently be seen starring on the Bornacoola ladies team at the weekends. Meanwhile fiancée Enda is a devoted Laois football fan and while he also enjoys watching a bit of rugby, one suspects he gets little conversation out of brothers-in-law to be Shane and Seoirse on that particular subject!! Our best wishes to you both for long life and happiness together.