Gortletteragh ran out deserving winners in a close and at times exciting Relegation semi-final in Carrigallen on Saturday evening last. Our neighbours made the better start and enjoyed a 0-3 to 0-1 lead before a period of good Bornacoola pressure culminated in a goal from the penalty spot – Sean Mc Keon dispatching confidently to the Gortletteragh net. However Gortletteragh responded almost immediately when Jack Heslin cut through the defence to restore their lead with a goal of his own. At half time, we trailed by three points (1-7 to 1-4). The Bors dominated long periods of the second half, but failed to turn their dominance into scores. Nonethless with just ten minutes remaining, the Bors had deservedly pulled level (1-8 apiece) and the game was anyone’s for the taking. Gortletteragh though would finish the stronger, scoring four points to a solitary Bor response and clinching a 1-12 to 1-9 victory. Our senior championship schedule will complete in a fortnights time, as it begun, with a winner takes all clash against neighbours Annaduff for the right to play Senior Championship football in 2017. Team on duty was Mark Mc Closkey, David Mulligan, Jason Conroy, Brian Duffy, , Damian Mc Guinness, Conor Mc Cauley, Allan Croghan, Michael Duignan, Gary Mc Cloksey, Brian Conroy, Sean Mc Keon, Ollie Vaughan, Ronan Mulligan, Damian Moran and Philip Howard. Subs used were Liam Mulligan, Shane Conroy and Trevor Howard
Golden Goal Mayo will aim to end 66 years of hurt when they face Dublin in this year’s All Ireland final on Sunday next and we will once again be running a Golden Goal competition for the big game – the first prize of €500 will be paid to the person who purchases the ticket with the correct time in which the first goal will be scored in the final. Tickets will be going on sale shortly from Club members at €5 each for which you are randomly allocated four specific times. The more times you enter, the better chance you have of winning. Best of luck!
Division 2 This Saturday evening we face Sean O Heslins in Ballinamore in a game that will have a 6pm throw-in. Our best wishes to Allan Croghan who suffered an unfortunate shoulder injury on Saturday – hopefully Allan will be back in action before too long.