Leitrim Progress – Well done to Damian Moran who fired over three fine points for Leitrim in an encouraging Allianz League victory in Aughrim on Sunday last. Unfortunately, Damien picked up an injury as he fired over his third at the start of the second half – we wish him a speedy recovery. All roads head for Páirc Seán on Sunday as Leitrim try to maintain their promotion push. Supporters Club membership (tickets at €50 each) are currently available from club coordinator Kevin Mallon and all proceeds from the Supporters Club help in the preparation of our inter-county teams and facilities. Best of luck to Terry and his charges on Sunday

Dancing at the Clubhouse – There is a big night of dancing scheduled in our clubhouse on Friday, February 22nd. The great Frank Nelson will be providing the music and the night gets underway at 10pm and will run to 12.30. Refreshments will be served on the night and all are welcome.

Congratulations – We send our congratulations to former club player Declan Shanley, Clooncolry and Miss Emer Walsh, Scramogue who announced their engagement on Saturday last. We wish you health and happiness for the future.

Membership 2019 – Club Membership for 2019 is now open – Adult Playing Membership (which includes Gym access) is €100 (€40 for Students), Non-playing members – €20, and non-playing membership (with gym access fee) – €100. Youth playing membership is €20 per player to a limit of €50 per family. Membership can be paid at any time to Registrar Jason Conroy or Treasurer Brian Mallon.

Club Draw – Thanks to all who turned up for our first Club Draw of the year on Saturday night last in the Copper Still and indeed to everyone who has purchased their tickets for the year. Also to our ticket sellers – thank you all for your hard work. Winners in the January draw were; €100 Jonathan Duffy, €20each to Alex Sullivan, Leitrim GAA, Gemma Costello, Tommy Larkin and Liam Mc Peake.

2018 Award Winners – Well done to our 2018 Award winners – Well done to our 2018 Award Winners – Senior Player of the Year Jason Conroy, Junior Player of the Year Mervyn Howard and our Club Person of the Year Mary Mc Cauley. All were presented with their Awards at last Saturday night’s Club Draw in The Copper

Scór Sinsear 2019 – Anyone interested in participating in Scór in 2019 is asked to contact Aidan Dockery on 087 4636231 or at aidan.dockery1@gmail.com. The County finals are fixed for Saturday, February 9th and as this year is the 50th anniversary of the commencement of Scór it is hoped to have a good representation from the club to mark this milestone in the history of the competition.

Indoor Football Programme – The club will be running an indoor football programme to enhance ball skills and agility over the coming weeks. The programme starts on Saturday, February 9th and will run for 5 weeks on each Saturday – U7’s from 10.30am to 11.10am, U9’s from 11.15 to 11.55 and U11’s from 12noon to 12.45. U9’s and U11’s can also get involved in the Wednesday programme which will run from Wednesday 20th February for 4 weeks and between 7pm and 8pm each week. Anyone interested should contact Suzanne on 087 3898205 or Jonathan on 087 7700081. Cost is €10 per child for 5 sessions; €15 for 9 sessions; €25 for a family of 3 children for 5 sessions or €35 for a family of 3 for 9 sessions.

Texas Hold Em – The club will be hosting a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker night in the clubhouse on Saturday week, February 2nd. Registration will be from 8pm and play gets under way at 8.30pm. Entry is €20 per player and €10 buy back. Refreshments will be served and there is a 50% pay out on the night.

Membership 2019 – Club Membership for 2019 is now open – Adult Playing Membership (which includes Gym access) is €100 (€40 for Students), Non playing members – €20, and non-playing membership (with gym access fee) – €100. Youth playing membership is €20 per player to a limit of €50 per family. Membership can be paid at any time to Registrar Jason Conroy or Treasurer Brian Mallon.

Charity Presentations – Club Chairman Pat Farrell recently presented Susan Murphy of the Ballinamore Patient Comfort Fund with a cheque on behalf of Bornacoola GAA arising from our Charity game over Christmas. He also presented a cheque to Con Kelly of the Leitrim Lions club arising from the same event. Well done to everyone who supported the game and we wish both charities the very best for the year ahead.

Club Draw Tickets – The first club draw of 2019 takes place this Saturday night in the Copper Still – there are still tickets available from Club members and once again for just €20 you are guaranteed entry in all 12 monthly draws.  All ticket sellers are asked to have their tickets returned to Brian Mallon or Shane Reynolds in advance of the draw.

Scór Sinsear 2019 – Anyone interested in participating in Scór in 2019 is asked to contact Aidan Dockery on 087 4636231 or at aidan.dockery1@gmail.com. The County finals are fixed for Saturday, February 9th and as this year is the 50th anniversary of the commencement of Scór it is hoped to have a good representation from the club to mark this milestone in the history of the competition.

Hurling – Hard luck to the Carrick hurlers and to our own Cian Mallon who lined out at wing-back for them, on their heartbreaking semi-final defeat to Catleblayney on Sunday last in Mullingar. It has been a great year for the club, winning Leitrim’s first ever Connacht club title and hopefully the foundation stones of a positive future have been sown over the last few months

Sympathy – Our deepest sympathies are extended to assistant treasurer Martina Hackett on the passing of her father Paddy Joyce (Ballinamore) at the weekend. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.  

Texas Hold Em – The club will be hosting a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker night in the clubhouse on Saturday week, February 2nd. Registration will be from 8pm and play gets underway at 8.30pm. Entry is €20 per player and €10 buyback. Refreshments will be served and there is a 50% pay out on the night.

 

Membership 2019 Club Membership for 2019 is now open – Adult Playing Membership (which includes Gym access) is €100 (€40 for Students), Non playing members – €20, and non-playing membership (with gym access fee) – €100. Youth playing membership is €20 per player to a limit of €50 per family. Membership can be paid at any time to Registrar Jason Conroy or Treasurer Brian Mallon.

Club Draw Tickets – Tickets for the 2018 Club Draw are currently available from Club members and once again for just €20 you are guaranteed entry in all 12 monthly draws.  First draw for 2019 will take place in the Copper Still on Saturday, January 26th

Membership 2019 – Club Membership for 2019 is now open – Adult Playing Membership (which includes Gym access) is €100 (€40 for Students), Non playing members – €20, and non-playing membership (with gym access fee) – €100. Youth playing membership is €20 per player to a limit of €50 per family. Membership can be paid at any time to Registrar Jason Conroy or Treasurer Brian Mallon.

Christmas Club Draw – Our Christmas Club Draw – with double prizes on the night – will take place in the Copper Still on St Stephens Night. Music with Tom Moran so make sure you don’t miss out on what is traditionally one of the best nights of the year.

 

Christmas Charity Game – Our annual charity Christmas game, played for the Copper Still Cup, will take place on Sunday, December 30th at 1.30pm in our club grounds. Anyone interested in playing should contact Trevor Howard or Brian Conroy. Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the festive fun and we hope to have both past and present players, and anyone visiting for the Christmas, lined out for what was a hugely successful event last year. All proceeds go to the Leitrim Lions and Ballinamore Patient comfort fund so please come along and support.   

Membership 2019 –  Club Membership for 2019 is now open – Adult Playing Membership (which includes Gym access) is €100 (€40 for Students), Non playing members – €20, and non-playing membership (with gym access fee) – €100. Youth playing membership is €20 per player to a limit of €50 per family. Membership can be paid to Registrar Jason Conroy or Treasurer Brian Mallon.

Nollaig Shona – We’d like to take this opportunity to wish a very happy Christmas to all of our members, supporters and sponsors and to thank you all for your support during the year.

AGM – Our thanks to all who attended the AGM in the GAA centre on Saturday last.  The meeting heard detailed reports from the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer as well as from the Chairpersons of the various club subcommittees.  The full list of officers returned was; AGM 2018: Honorary President: Fr Gerry O’Brien. Chairman: Pat Farrell, Vice Chairman; Kevin Mallon, Secretary; Shane Reynolds, Assistant Secretary/Registrar: Jason Conroy, Treasurer: Brian Mallon, P.R.O: Feargal Mc Gill, Oifigeach Cultúra: Aidan Dockery, Children’s Officer: Claire Mallon, Youth & Coaching Officer: Jonathan Duffy, Development Officer: Vincent Canning, Health and Well Being Officer; Philip Howard Executive Members: Noel McCloskey, Anthony Mulligan, Noel Mc Enroe, Tommy Larkin, Declan Bohan and Noel Carr. Our thanks to all the ladies involved with the hospitality after the AGM.

Membership 2019 –  Club Membership for 2019 is now open – Adult Playing Membership (which includes Gym access) is €100 (€40 for Students), Non playing members – €20, and non-playing membership (with gym access fee) – €100. Youth playing membership is €20 per player to a limit of €50 per family. Membership can be paid to Registrar Jason Conroy or Treasurer Brian Mallon.

AGM – The Annual General Meeting for 2018 takes place in our club rooms in Dromod this Saturday evening, starting at 7.30pm. All members are invited to attend and anyone wishing to join up for 2019 is particularly welcome.

U20 Championship – Rinn Gaels faced St Marys in the U20 B Championship semi-final on Sunday morning last in Páirc Naomh Mhuire. Unfortunately St Marys were in control throughout and ran out comfortable 6-15 to 3-6 winners ending the Gaels’ interest in this year’s competition. Well done to all of the players from both Bornacoola and Gortletteragh for committing for this year’s competition.

Fashion Show – Our thanks to all who came to support the recent Fashion Show held in Lough Rynn Castle. A fabulous night of fashion was had, amazing style from all participating shops, local models of all ages strutting their stuff for the club. A very big thank you to everyone who took part, including the various shops, models, Hair Stylist, Make up Artists, Bornacoola GAA club members and their families who helped out back stage To all the sponsors of the raffle prizes and to all the staff at the lovely Lough Rynn, we say mile buíochas. Finally well done to the hardworking committee behind the scenes, led by Ann Mc Guinness, for pulling off yet another impressive occasion.

Sympathy – The sympathies of the club are extended to the Healy family (Killianiker) on the passing of Rutledge last week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé

U20 Championship – Rinn Gaels faced Drumkeerin in the first round of the knock out U20 B Championship in Cornageeha on Sunday morning last. In a game that was well contested throughout, the Gaels etched out a five point victory on a 1-10 to 0-8 scoreline. This Sunday morning, they travel to Páirc Naomh Muire in Carrick to face St Mary’s in the County Semi-Final. Throw in at 12noon. Best of luck to all involved.

Club Daw – The October draw will took place on Saturday night last in Cox’s Steakhouse, Dromod, Thanks to Cox’s for their hospitality and to Carol for the music. Winners were as follows: €100 Gerard Reilly Dromahair (formerly from Keelagh) €20 each Catherine Cox, Antfield, Louise Staunton, Keelagh, Ellen Woods, Clooncolry, Eugene Cox, Antfield and Jacinta Colreavy, Mohill. Finally, thanks to ticket sellers on the night Pat Farrell and John Woods.

Thanks – Our thanks to our Senior Team manager Morgan Shanley and his backroom team of Gary Mc Closkey, Jonathan Duffy and Anthony Mulligan who have stepped down from their positions with the senior team. The lads gave a huge amount of commitment throughout the year and no doubt all will continue to be involved in various roles within the club over the next few years.

Recent Engagements – Belated congratulations to former ladies player Louise Farrell (Esker) and fiancé Morgan Ryan from Tipperary who got engaged recently. Also to Damian Mc Gowan (Clonturk) and Ikun Chin who hails from Japan who announced their engagement on Friday last. Congratulations to you all

Spin The Wheel – Our thanks to all who supported the Spin the Wheel Fundraiser in the Copper Still on Bank Holiday Sunday night. A great night was had by all and the winning spins were as follows – Leah Faughnan €500, Senan Woods €550, Aidan Hanrahan €550. Angela Carr was the winner drawn on the night and she netted €400 while Jason Conroy picked up the Sponsors’ prize of €500. Thanks to Ronnie for providing the music and to all who helped out with a very successful fundraiser, in particular, the finance subcommittee and coordinator Jonathan Duffy. Maith sibh go léir.

Fashion Show – We will be presenting a Fashion Extravaganza in Lough Rynn Castle on Sunday 11th November at 6:30pm.Fabulous fashion, music and fun guaranteed. Come along and see our homegrown models strut their stuff on the catwalk, all for a good cause. Cheese and Wine reception on the night.

AGM The 2018 Annual General Meeting will take place in our Club rooms on Saturday night, November 24th at 7.30pm.

Spin The Wheel Bornacoola – The clock is ticking and it’s almost time for the big night at the Copper Still in Dromod as our Spin the Wheel fundraiser comes to a climax this Sunday night, October 28th.Four lucky people will get to spin the wheel and the chance to win up to €1000! Three of our winners are already known and one more lucky person will be selected on the night, so it’s not too late to be in with a chance to win. Come along and you could buy the remaining golden ticket. Music on the night with Ronnie.

 

Fashion Show – We will be presenting a Fashion Extravaganza in Lough Rynn Castle on Sunday 11th November at 6:30pm.Fabulous fashion, music and fun guaranteed. Come along and see our homegrown models strut their stuff on the catwalk, all for a good cause. Cheese and Wine reception on the night.

 

AGM – The 2018 Annual General Meeting will take place in our Club rooms on Saturday night, November 24th at 7.30pm.

 

County Finals – No joy for our neighbours Annaduff in their replayed Intermediate final with Fenagh on Sunday but it was nonetheless a very entertaining game and a good occasion. Across the border in Roscommon, our other neighbours in Kilglass enjoyed better fortune, coming from behind against Clann na Gael to win their first title since 1998 and only the 2nd in their history. Well done to all involved.

County Finals – Our congratulations to Aughawillan on winning their 3rd county title in 5 years; commiserations to Mohill and best of luck to both Annaduff and Fenagh who face off in the Intermediate final replay this weekend. The referee on Sunday for that game was our own Kevin Mallon and he and his team of officials handled the occasion very well. Also well done to Eoghan Mallon and Lily Reynolds who flew the Bor flag proudly when they took part in the nursery parade and mini-gamess as part of County final day on Sunday. Meanwhile in Kiltubrid colours but as part of the same initiative, was Sam Conroy whose dad Brian continues to star for the Bors. Finally, the excellent County Final programme was compiled under the supervision of Leitrim PRO and Bornacoola club man Declan Bohan. Well done to you all.

 

Underage News – Our U9s took part in the end of season festival of fun in the centre of excellence this weekend. We played 5 very competitive games against Leitrim Gaels, St Mary’s, Fenagh, Mohill and Gortletteragh. Our players showed off all the skills learned during the year and we punched well above our weight in all games. Well done to all our players and thank you again to all the children and parents throughout the year for your dedication and support.

 

Spin the Wheel – Well done to Aidan Hanrahan from Banagher in Co Offaly who became our 3rdperson to be drawn to Spin the Wheel. The remaining winner will be chosen from those in attendance on the night itself – Sunday, Oct 28th in the Copper Still. After each player’s first spin, they will be given the opportunity to accept the prize they’ve won or to have another go and see can they better it. Music on the night with Ronnie D so it should be a great social night and one not to be missed!

 

Sympathy – Our deepest sympathies are extended to the friends and relatives of the late Kathleen O’Hara (Clonturk) who passed away last week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sí.

 

Spin the Wheel – Next draw in our Spin the Wheel will take place this Saturday night, October 13thin the Copper Still;  Please return any remaining sold tickets to your co-ordinator prior to Saturday. Thanks to everyone who has supported this fundraiser to date; the big night itself of course will be in the Copper Still on Sunday, October 28th when our lucky winners will have the chance to Spin the wheel.

Sympathy – Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Meehan family, Dromahair on the sad passing of Jim last week. A great Gael who served his club, county and province with distinction – ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.