Monday, March 22, 2010

News 22 - 03 - 10

A great night for Bornacoola at the Connacht Finals of Scór in Loughrea on Saturday evening last as our Question Time team of Liam Rabbite, Aidan Dockery and Louise Staunton ensured that the club qualified for its fourth All Ireland Final in five years in the discipline by capturing the Connacht title. The versatile Louise added to the victory by also qualifying for the finals of the Recitation competition.
Our congratulations to you all, and indeed to all the Leitrim competitors as Leitrim captured six of the eight titles on offer (Figure Dancing – Glencar Manorhamilton, Novelty Act – Sean O hEslins, Ballad Group – St Mary’s and Instrumental Music – Leitrim Gaels), and also took home the Cormac Mc Gill Cup for best overall county for the second year in succession. As always, the All Ireland finals this year will be an all ticket affair. However, if you are interested in traveling to Killarney, you are asked to contact Martina Hackett at 087 7963512

Division 3
The Division 3 team missed a great opportunity to secure their second win of the season when Fenagh were the visitors to Dromod on Saturday last. In a low scoring game, the Bors failed to find the target with any regularity and succumbed to a 0-7 to 0-5 defeat.

Division 5
The third team also failed to build on their excellent opening round victory when Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher visited Dromod on Sunday morning last. Much like the game the previous evening, a lack of scoring power proved costly as the North Leitrim team recorded a 0-7 to 0-3 victory.

Club Draw
The March Club Draw takes place this Saturday night in the Shannon Key Hotel in Rooskey. Your support as always will be greatly appreciated.

U-14 League
The U-14 team get their season underway this Saturday when they play Glenfarne in Dromod at 12 noon. This year we are in the 11-a-side competition and Cloone, Aughavas and Aughnasheelin complete the group.

Weekend Fixtures
The 2010 Shield competition gets underway next Saturday as we travel to Cloone to play Mohill at 5.1.5pm. This competition is of course played without County players and Bornacoola are in a division that includes Glencar/Manorhamilton, Sean O hEslins, Aughavas, Mohill and Eslin. On Sunday the Division 5 team have their third game of the campaign when they travel to Leitrim Gaels for a 2.30pm throw-in.

Seachtain na Gaeilge Quiz
Bornacoola’s Connacht championship winning quiz team came within a whisker of claiming the All Ireland Seachtain na Gaeilge quiz title in Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day but were defeated by a single mark in a tense final. It is of course a fantastic achievement to finish runners-up in the All Ireland for our team of Evelyn Reynolds, Liam Rabbitte and Aidan and Marie Therese Dockery and while they were naturally very disappointed to have come so close, they nonetheless did the club and parish proud. Comhgairdeas daoibh go léir is mar a deirfinn, beidh lá (agus seans) eile ag an bpaoraigh i 2011.

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