Kevin Reynolds R.I.P
The parish and surrounding areas were stunned at the weekend by the news of the tragic death of one of the areas most popular figures, Kevin Reynolds (Cloncolory). A son of Shay and Mary, Kevin played for the club for many years, mainly at underage level, but he also enjoyed a few great years at adult level and always maintained an interest in matters on the field over the years. Of course, being a Reynolds he also took part in Scór and was quite an accomplished dancer. As a youth, he sang in the local choir and I even remember him being a useful hurler when the club set up an underage hurling team in the late 80’s. Mind you, winning or losing was never too important for Kevin as long as there was a bit of fun to be had and wherever there was any bit of devilment going on, the likelihood was that Kevin would be there in the middle of it.
He was one of the most good natured people that you could ever hope to meet, and always seemed to have a little grin on his face that threatened to break into incontrollable laughter at any time. More often than not, it did! Kevin lived life to the full and built up an army of friends through Leitrim, Roscommon and beyond in his all too short time among us. He met and fell in love with Catherine Wynne from Mohill and from the first day that they were together it was obvious to us all that it was meant to be. They married a couple of years ago and had recently moved into a beautiful new home, opposite the house where Kevin was born, on the Mohill Road just outside of Dromod.
Kevin was widely respected and loved and over the last few days, literally everyone who knew him had their own little story to tell that typified his happy-go-lucky attitude and general love of life. All of our thoughts are with his wife Catherine, his mother and father Shay and Mary, his brothers Cathal and John, his extended family and his many, many friends in Bornacoola, Tarmonbarry and further afield. We are all honoured to have known Kevin and to have shared in his short life and his family must be extremely proud of everything he did, everything he was and everything he meant to so many people. Solas na bhfláitheas duit mo sean chara; ní bheidh do leithéid arís ann cinnte.
Division 3 Team
The Division 3 team opened their campaign with a hard working victory over Gortletteragh on Saturday last in Cornageeha.
The team and scorers in a 0-15 to 2-7 victory were: Daragh Gavigan, Seamus Mallon, Richie Bohan (0-1), Brendan Duignan, Mervyn Howard, Shane Conroy (0-1), Niall Mc Gowan, Damian Moran (0-2) Feargal Howard (0-4), Jonathan Duffy, Paul Hackett (0-1), Declan Shanley (0-1), Ollie Vaughan, Trevor Howard (0-4) and Aiden Reilly (0-1). Subs used: Brian Reilly, David Mulligan, Bobby Shanley.
Division 5 League
Our 3rd team ensured that all of our adult squads have begun the year on a positive note by recording a 1-5 to 0-7 victory over Sean O Heslins in Ballinamore on Sunday morning last. The team on duty was: Dara Gavigan, John Shanley, Brian Reilly, Brendan Duignan, Tony Shanley, Bernard Faughnan, David Mulligan, Richie Bohan, Alan Croghan, Aiden Reilly, John Bohan, Ollie Vaughan, Jackie Conboy, Gerry Gearty, Alan Bohan. Subs: Anthony Mulligan, Roy Keenan, Conor Mc Weeney and Daniel Farrrell.
A particular word of congratulations to Tony Shanley, Roy Keenan and Anthony Mulligan who made their adult debuts in this game. Conor Mc Weeney and Daniel Farrell were unused subs but no doubt the lads will also make their adult debuts in the coming weeks. Well done to all.
Bornacoola qualified for the County finals of Scór Sinsear in Tráth na gCeist and Recitation following the county semifinals in Ballinaglera and Drumreilly at the weekend. Aidan Dockery, Liam Rabbite and Louise Staunton will represent the club in the County Finals in Question time next Saturday in Carrick on Shannon with Louise also on stage in recitation. Bornacoola’s entry for the year was completed by Feargal Mc Keon who performed in Solo Singing. Well done to you all.
Glenfarne proved too strong for the Bors on Saturday morning in the second game of the Minor league as they registered a 4-13 to 2-3 victory. Our final game in the league will be against Aughavas away from home.
Philip Howard and David O Connor were both on the scoresheet for Leitrim against Clare in the national league on Sunday last. Good luck to Conor Mc Cauley and Niall O Connor as they line out for Leitrim against Mayo in the Connacht U21 Championship in Cloone on Wednesday evening and finally congratulations to the Leitrim Vocational School team who captured the All Ireland B title when defeating Limerick on Saturday and in particular to club chairman Declan Conboy who was very much involved with the team.
Seachtain na Gaeilge
A big Comhgairdeas to Evelyn Reynolds, Liam Rabbitte, Aidan and Marie Therese Dockery who captured the Connacht title for the Seachtain na Gaeilge quiz for Bornacoola during the week. They now move on to the All Ireland final, which is held in Croke Park on St Patricks Day, alongside the All Ireland Club Finals. Well done to you all is go neirí go geal libh sa craobh chomórtais!
We extend our sympathy to the Shanley Family (Dromard) on the death of Jack in Westmeath during the week. Jack’s son, Peter, is chairman of the Downs GAA Club and was always on hand to ensure all went smoothly whenever Bornacoola trained in the Downs in recent years. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a Anam.
Only one game for the club at the weekend as on Saturday we entertain Drumkeerin in Division 2 in Dromod at 4.45pm.