Tuesday, October 27, 2009

News - 27 - 10 - 09

U21 Championship
The Bornacoola U21 team put in a battling performance in difficult conditions against Drumkeerin in the quarter final of the 13-a-side championship in Drumreilly on Saturday last and were rewarded for their efforts with a nail biting one point victory and a place in the semi-finals. The key score of the game was a goal just before the interval when midfielder Damian Moran followed up on his own shot to find the net and give the Bors a two point lead at half time. Despite a succession of injuries and the difficult weather conditions, the lads held on throughout the second half to record a memorable 1-5 to 0-7 victory.
The team on duty was: Damian Mc Gowan, Conor Mc Cauley, Mervyn Howard, Darren Mc Gushin, Paul Hackett, David Mulligan, Feargal Howard (0-3), Damian Moran (1-0), Harry Comiskey, Oliver Vaughan, Alan Croghan (0-1), Sean Mc Keon (0-1) and Declan Shanley.

Shield Play-Off
A hugely understrength Bornacoola gave a fine account of themselves against Dromahaire in the Shield play-off game on Sunday last in Leitrim Village. An early goal for the North Leitrim team left the Bors chasing the game throughout but there were some fine scores recorded in a 1-13 to 0-12 defeat. Team on duty was: Feargal Mc Gill, John Mc Govern, Seamus Mallon, Mervyn Howard, Niall Mc Gowan, Damian Mc Guinness, David Mulligan, Conor Mc Cauley, Feargal Howard, Declan Shanley, Oliver Vaughan, Sean Mc Keon, Brian Conroy, Damian Moran and Trevor Howard. Sub: Gerry Gearty.

Table Quiz
The Club are holding a table quiz in the Copper Still on Friday night, November 13th. The cost of entry is €40 per team of four and all are welcome to take part.

Monday, October 19, 2009

News 19 - 10 - 09

Masonite Senior League
Bornacoola suffered defeat in their final league game of the season to St Marys in Dromod on Sunday last. The result means the Bors will now play in Division 2 next year for the first time since 1997. Despite a bright opening in which Declan Shanley found the back of the net for Bornacoola, the Bors again let a five point half time lead dissipate and St Marys finished the stronger to record a 2-9 to 1-10 victory. The team on duty was: Feargal Mc Gill, Damian Mc Guinness, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, John Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Niall O Connor, Michael Duignan, Colm Farrell (0-2), Jonathan Duffy, David O Connor, Declan Shanley (1-2), Mark Mc Closkey (0-4), Brian Conroy (0-2) and Philip Howard.

Club Draw
The Club Draw takes place this Sunday night in the Copper Still. Music by Ronnie Duignan.

The U-21 team begin their championship campaign this Saturday when they play Drumkeerin in Kiltubrid at 4pm. On Sunday, the Shield play-off series continues when the Senior team play Dromahaire in Drumshanbo at 2pm.

Club Jackets
Please note that if you ordered one of the new club jackets, they will be available for collection at the dressing rooms between 12noon and 12.30 next Saturday morning only.

Monday, October 12, 2009

News 12 - 10 - 09

Junior C Championship
The third team exited the championship on Sunday last as a physically more imposing Leitrim Gaels proved a bridge too far in the semi-final of the competition, played in Annaduff. The Gaels played with the aid of a decent breeze in the first half and despite a well taken goal midway through, the Bors were very much in contention at half time, just five points in arrears. However, Bornacoola never got going up front in the second half and Leitrim Gaels were worthy 2-11 to 0-7 winners at the full time whistle.
The team on duty was: Dara Gavigan, Tony Bohan, John “Barnes” Shanley, Sean Ryan, Dermot Shanley, Christy Bohan, Kevin Canning, Peter Mallon, Richard Bohan, Biran Mallon, Gerry Gearty, Kevin Mallon, Seoirse Reynolds, Declan Conboy and Alan Bohan. Subs introduced were Jackie Conboy, Damian Mc Gowan and Harry Comiskey.

Bornacoola GAA Club Draw
Our thanks to all who supported the monthly club draw that took place last Saturday night in the Copper Still. Music on the night was by Brian Williams and winners were as follows. €100; Jimmy McCormack, €20each; Margaret McGowan, Shane Reynolds, Jackie Conboy, David Conroy, Aideen Harte with a meal voucher sponsored by The Copper Still being won by Enda Delaney.

Shield Play-Off
The Senior team played a heavily understrength Sean O Heslins in the Shield play-off in Cloone on Sunday morning last. Two first half goals from Colm Farrell and Philip Howard left Bornacoola eleven points ahead at the interval and laid the foundations for what was ultimately a comfortable victory on a 2-13 to 1-7 scoreline.
The team on duty was Feargal Mc Gill, Seamus Mallon, Morgan Shanley (0-1), Damian Mc Guinness, John Mc Guinness (0-1), Conor Mc Cauley (0-2), Niall Mc Gowan, Colm Farrell (1-1), Niall O Connor, Declan Shanley (0-2), Sean Mc Keon (0-1), Jonathan Duffy, Trevor Howard, Michael Duignan and Philip Howard (1-4). Subs used Feargal Howard, Jason Conroy, Brian Conroy, Mervyn Howard and Bobby Shanley. The next game in this competition is now effectively a semi-final clash between ourselves and Dromahaire on Sunday week with the winners proceeding to the Shield Final against Carrigallen on October 31st.

Senior League
Our final game in the Masonite Division 1 league comes this Sunday when St Marys are the visitors to Dromod. Defeat will see Bornacoola lose their Division 1 status for the first time since 1998 so it is a very big game for the club.

U-21 B Championship
Drumkeerin will be our quarter final opponents in the U-21 B Championship with this clash provisionally scheduled to take place on Saturday week, October 24th (time and venue to be confirmed).

Monday, October 05, 2009

News 04 - 10 - 09

Club Draw
The monthly club draw takes place this Saturday night in the Copper Still. Usual prizes on offer and live music on the night. Your support as always is very much appreciated.

Junior C Semi-Final
Our Junior C team have a tremendous opportunity to reach a County final when they play Leitrim Gaels in Annaduff this Sunday at 2pm in the semi-final of the Junior C Championship. In their opening game in the competition, they had a most exciting one point victory over Eslin and will now be looking to build on this and qualify for a County final for the first time at this level. Best of luck to all involved.

We are involved in a play-off in the senior Shield Competition against Sean O Heslins this Sunday morning in Cloone at 12pm.

Best Wishes
Our best wishes to senior panellist Robert Moran who left us for Australia last week. We hope to see him return to the Black and Amber in 12 months time reinvigorated and ready for action.

Ladies Football
The Ladies team have one game left in the league against Ballinaglera and it is due to take place this weekend. Hopefully the girls can finish the year on a high