Tuesday, August 25, 2009

News 25 - 08 - 09

Masonite Senior Championship

Bornacoola 1-10 Mohill 0-11

Bornacoola qualified for their fifth consecutive Masonite Senior Championship semi-final with a two point victory over neighbours Mohill in Ballinamore on Sunday evening last.

The Bors started brightly and established a 0-4 to 0-1 lead early on. However, Mohill were very strong in the second quarter and had deservingly levelled the game at 0-5 apiece by half time. They also started the second half in control and it took a goal from Colm Farrell to keep Bornacoola in contention.

However, as the second half wore on, the Bors began to find their feet and some well taken scores earned a hard fought victory on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-11. Team and scorers: Feargal Mc Gill, Damian Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Jason Conroy, John Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley, Niall O Connor, Michael Duignan (0-2), Colm Farrell (1-1), Damian Moran (0-1), David O Connor (0-1), Trevor Howard, Philip Howard (0-2), Mark Mc Closkey (0-2), Brian Conroy. Subs used: Sean Mc Keon, Jonathan Duffy.

A word of congratulations to Cumman Seán Uí hEislin on their exceptional new facilities. The pitch was in fantastic condition despite the monsoons which fell at the weekend and the new stand and dressing room facilities are of an exceptional quality and something all of Ballinamore and Leitrim should be proud of. Next up for the Bors is a re-play of last years County Final as Glencar/Manorhamilton provide the semi-final opposition

Club Draw
The August club draw takes place in the Copper Still on Saturday night next. As always, music and house prizes on the night.

Lough Rynn Harvest Festival
The Harvest Festival takes place this year on the 6th of September in Rooskey. For the next two Saturdays volunteers are sought to lend a hand in getting the venue ready. Contact Sean Mc Guinness or Micheál Mc Gowan if you are free to lend a hand either this Saturday or the following week. The work will get underway at the old factory from 12 noon on both days.

Ladies Junior Championship
The Ladies face Gortletteragh in the Junior Championship semi-final this Saturday. Best of luck to all involved.

Underage News
The U-16’s have a home game with Leitrim Gaels this Friday at 7pm. Meanwhile the U-12’s continue their campaign when they face Gortletteragh in Dromod on Monday at 7pm. Annaduff proved too strong for the young Bors in their first game,
The panel on duty included Fergal Hackett, Dylan Hackett, Ronan Mulligan, Brian Duffy, Sean Muldowney, Karl Mallon, Liam Jones, Robert Beirne, Kevin Mulligan, Gearoid Mulligan, Patryk Kozac, Luke Jones, Brendan Fearon, Cian Mallon, Christy Sullivan, Adam Pearle and Jordan Cramp. We’d like to extend our best wishes for a speedy recovery to upcoming star Sean Muldowney and want to extend a special welcome to Bornacoola to our newest player Adam Pearle who joins us from Dublin.
Meanwhile, our under tens have had two games in recent weeks with Kiltubrid and Aughavas providing the opposition. Once again we had some great performances from our young stars. Our thanks to both clubs for making the trip to Dromod and for two highly entertaining games.
Our under ten panel includes Luke & Elle Jones, Shona & Riona Cosgrove, Cian & Shane Mallon, Christopher Healy, Jordan Cramp, Marc Mc Keon,Kieron & Hannah Mc Glynn,Holly Costello,Michelle Hackett, Cora & Brendan Feeron,Christy Sullivan,Orran Mc Guinness, Raithne Duffy, Tanya Boyle, Sean & Enda Mc Goldrick, Mahon & Nia Meldrum and Jake Sheils.
We hope to have an under 10 challenge for girls only with Annaduff on Saturday morning at 11am.

U-16 Girls
Our under 16 girls get their championship off the ground on Thursday evening at 7pm in Ballinamore. We are in a group with Ballinamore, Fenagh and Aughawillan. Best of luck girls!

Junior Championship
The Juniors face neighbours Gortletteragh at the weekend in the quarter final of the Junior A Championship. No confirmation of the fixture at the time of writing but check the Leitrim GAA Website for all the details

Monday, August 17, 2009

News 17 - 08 - 09

Championship Quarter Final
Bornacoola travel to Ballinamore’s new facilities on Sunday evening where they take on Mohill in the Masonite Senior Championship quarter final. The game has a 6.30pm throw-in and will be preceded by the Intermediate championship quarter final between Gortletteragh and St Marys at 5pm. Best of luck to Noel and the boys.

Ladies Championship
The ladies were in Championship action last Saturday when they played neighbours Annaduff in the Intermediate B semi-final. In a close game, Annaduff made the better use of their scoring chances and ran out winners with five points to spare.

Minor Championship
The minor team were beaten by St Callins last week. No game this week.

U-16 Championship
The U-16 championship gets underway this Friday (August 21st) and the Bors begin their campaign with a home game in Dromod at 7pm against Aughavas. This year we are taking part in the 11-a-side competition and are in a group that also includes Annaduff and Leitrim Gaels. On Friday week, Leitrim Gaels will be the visitors to Dromod.

U-12 Championship
The U-12’s began their campaign on Monday night when they faced Annaduff. Full report next week. On Monday night next – August 24th – they have their second game in the competition when they are at home to Leitrim Gaels at 7pm.

Junior C Championship
Our third team have been drawn in a group with Kiltubrid and Eslin. No dates just yet but it is hoped that the Championship will get underway on the last weekend in August.

Junior A Championship Quarter Final
Our 2nd team are through to the Junior A Championship quarter final. Having topped their group, they now meet Gortletteragh the weekend after next.

Monday, August 10, 2009

News 10 - 08 - 09

Masonite Senior Championship
Bornacoola suffered a one point defeat to Aughnasheelin in the deciding game in our Senior championship group in Cloone on Saturday last. In a game that never really got going until the second half, Aughnasheelin showed much greater hunger and were well deserving of their victory on a 1-8 to 0-10 scoreline. However, the Bors do progress to the quarter finals by virtue of our earlier victory over Carrigallen and Mohill will provide the opposition in a game that will be played on the weekend of August 23rd.
Team and scorers: Feargal Mc Gill, Damian Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Jason Conroy, John Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley, Niall Mc Gowan, David O Connor (0-3), Colm Farrell, Feargal Howard, Niall O Connor, Damian Moran, Philip Howard, Mark Mc Closkey (0-5) and Brian Conroy. Subs used: Jonathan Duffy (0-1), Trevor Howard, Sean Mc Keon (0-1) and Declan Shanley.

Junior Championship
The Junior team ensured their progression to the quarter final of the Junior A Championship with an impressive victory over St Mary’s on Sunday evening last in Ballinamore. Goals from John Bohan and Robert Moran proved to be the key scores of a game that finished 2-6 to 0-8 in favour of the Bors.
Team and scorers: Bobby Shanley, John Reynolds, Brian Reilly, Mervyn Howard, Sean McKeon, Shane Conroy, David Mulligan, Paul Hackett (0-1), Robert Moran (1-2), Ollie Vaughan (0-1), Declan Shanley, Jonathan Duffy, Alan Croghan, Trevor Howard(0-1), John Bohan (1-1) subs used: Aidan Reilly and John Shanley.

Ladies Intermediate B Championship
A big game for the Ladies next Saturday evening as they face Annaduff in the semi-final of the intermediate championship. The game takes place in Dromod and will have a 7pm throw-in

U-12 Championship
The U-12’s get their championship action for the season underway when they play Annaduff on Monday night next at 7pm

In congratulating the U-14’s and their team management last week, I omitted the name of Noel Mc Closkey. Noel of course has been involved with the U-14’s for the last number of years and has played a hugely important role in all of their successes. My apologies for the oversight Noel. We also want to say a word of thanks to all of the parents of the players for making themselves available to drive to games throughout the year saving the club a considerable amount on transport costs. Míle buíochas daoibh go léir ar son CLG Barr na Cúille.

Thousand Point Challenge
A staple of the underage club’s annual activity for the past number of years has been the Thousand Point Challenge. This year it is due to take place at the end of August. Sponsorship cards are already in circulation and all funds raised will go towards our underage teams so please give as generously as you can afford to.

U-16 Championship
The U-16 Championship gets underway on Friday week, August 21st and our first game will be against Aughavas.

Minor Championship
The Minors are in action this Wednesday evening (August 12th) as they play St Caillins in Dromod at 7pm. The following Wednesday (19th) Glenfarne are the visitors to Dromod.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

News 03 - 08 - 09

U-14 Title
Pride of place this week to our wonderful U-14 team who captured the 9-a-side title on Friday evening last when they overcame a gallant Glenfarne team in an entertaining and sporting final in Leitrim village. It has been an excellent year for the boys at this level and they worked tremendously hard throughout the championship to maintain their unbeaten record. They have also been very sporting throughout and this is every bit as important as winning titles.
Congratulations to team manager Seamus Mallon and to the entire panel of Shane Sullivan, Brian Duffy, Liam Mulligan, Robert O'Beirne, Ciaran Campbell, Sean Muldowney, Ronan Mulligan, Kevin Shanley, Dillon Hackett, Fergal Hackett, Gearoid Mulligan, Kevin Mulligan, Liam Jones and Karl Mallon.

Senior Championship
Carrigallen made the Bors fight all the way in a tight game at Cloone on Saturday evening last. Bornacoola made the early running and led by 0-6 to 0-3 midway through the first half. However Carrigallen rattled off 1-3 without reply to take a three point lead into the break. An excellent opening ten minutes to the second half saw the Bors register six unanswered scores and despite some late Carrigallen pressure, we held on for a 0-14 to 1-9 victory.
Team and Scorers: Feargal Mc Gill, Damian Mc Guinness, Seamus Mallon, Jason Conroy, John Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley (0-1), Conor Mc Cauley, Michael Duignan (0-2), Colm Farrell, David O Connor (0-1), Niall O Connor (0-1), Feargal Howard, Brian Conroy (0-1), Mark Mc Closkey (0-4) and Philip Howard (0-4). Sub: Niall Mc Gowan. Our second game in the group takes place this weekend when we face Aughnasheelin in Cloone on Saturday evening at 7.15pm.

Ladies Final
The ladies played Glencar/Manorhamilton in the 9-a-side final in Leitrim village on Saturday last. Unfortunately for our girls, they never really got into their stride as Glencar/Manor dominated throughout and recorded a comfortable victory. Nonetheless, the girls have made a lot of progress this year and there is still plenty of football to come as they look forward to the championship.

Junior Championship
The Junior A team got their championship underway on Bank Holiday Monday when they played Melvin Gaels in Leitrim village. A great start from Bornacoola left us six points up at half time having played with a strong breeze. Melvin Gaels rallied strongly in the second half however and the game finished in a 0-10 to 0-10 draw. They now take on St Mary’s next Sunday at 6pm in Ballinamore.

Minor Championship
Our next game in the Minor Championship will be on Wednesday, August 12th in Dromod where St Caillins will be the opposition.