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