Bornacoola GAA Club Notes 14/11/2017

Ladies Presentation night – A presentation of medals to the Bornacoola/St Mary’s ladies team who won the Junior championship will take place in the Copper Still bar on Saturday night. Music by David Donnelly.  
AGM – The AGM will take place on Sunday 3rd December in the clubhouse at our grounds in Dromod at 3pm. All members are asked to attend and anyone interested in joining the club is also more than welcome.  
Coach volunteers – The club plan to host a coach foundation course and child protection training in the near future. This is the basic training needed to become a coach and we would really welcome the addition of new coaches to help us deliver our underage programme. We would especially like to see more female coaches. No previous football experience required. If you are interested in doing the training please contact Brian Mallon.
Scór na nOg –  The Leitrim County final is fixed for Sunday 10th December at  2pm.
Carmel Cunningham fund Tickets for the Monster draw in Cox’s Steakhouse, Dromod on 24th November are currently on sale for this very worthwhile cause. Contact Noel McCloskey 087 6454317 or Shane Reynolds is you want tickets.

Bornacoola GAA Club Notes 06/11/2017

Club Draw – Our thanks to all who supported the recent Club Draw in the Copper Still on Saturday night last and to  Derek for the hospitality. Winners were as follows; €100Richie & Phyllis Donnelly, €20 each to Leonie Duffy McEnroe, Padraig Jones, Margaret Reynolds, Anthony Mulligan, Pauric Reilly and bottles of wine sponsored by the Copper Still won by Seamus Gannon and Brian Griffin.

U21 Championship – Bornacoola /St Marys are fixed to play Kiltubrid on Sunday morning at 12 noon with the venue to be confirmed 
 
Scór na nOg – The Leitrim County final is fixed for Sunday 10th December at  2pm.
 
Club Executive – A club executive and pre AGM meeting will take place on Saturday at 7.45pm in the Clubhouse.
 
Carmel Cunningham fund – Tickets for the Monster draw in Cox’s Steakhouse, Dromod on 24th November are currently on sale for this very worthwhile cause. Contact Noel McCloskey 087 6454317 or Shane Reynolds is you want tickets.
 
Coach Volunteers – The club plans to host a coach foundation course and child protection training in the near future. This is the basic training needed to become a coach and we would really welcome the addition of new coaches to help us deliver our underage programme. We would especially like to see more female coaches. No previous football experience required. If you are interested in doing the training please contact Brian Mallon.
 
Feargal in Oz – We all wish the very best to our PRO Fergal McGill who is currently in Australia in the role of Tour Manager of the International Rules where the Ireland team defend the Cormac McAnallen trophy in Adelaide and Perth. They last won in Croke Park in 2015. No doubt Feargal will lead the Tour by example and will don the Jersey if his country needs him between the posts !!

Bornacoola GAA Club Notes 23/10/2017

Championship Success Well done to former Bornacoola players David O Connor and John Mc Guinness who both tasted championship success with their new clubs recently. On Sunday week last, John lined out in his customary wing back position as his Mallow club captured the Cork intermediate title at the newly redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Meanwhile last Sunday, David lined out at midfield for Fulham Gaels in the London Senior Championship final as former Tyrone All Ireland winner Owen Mulligan kicked the late scores that sealed a one-point victory for Fulham over Tír Chonaill Gaels. Well done to you both.

Hallowe’en Fancy Dress Don’t forget this Sunday night, October 29th, the Club will be holding a Hallowe’en Fancy Dress party in the Copper still – music will be by D.J Damian (Mc Guinness) and a great night is ensured judging by last year.

U21 Championship Bornacoola are teamed up with St Marys for this year’s U21 Championship (13-a-side). The competition gets underway this weekend when they face St Francis (Allen Gaels/Ballinaglera) away from home on Sunday morning at 12noon.Kiltubrid are the other side in what is a three-team group.

Bornacoola GAA Club Notes 16/10/2017

Mothers and Others Our Gaelic for Mothers and Others team finished up their season on Saturday last when they played St Joseph’s in Dromod, followed by a hugely enjoyable evening in the Copper Still. This is the first year that the initiative has been rolled out in Bornacoola and it is great to see the variety of people who have gotten involved – well done to co-ordinator Cora Mc Cauley for all her hard work in this context.

 

New Arrivals Congratulations to Derek and Rosemary Hunt on the birth of their third child Darragh recently. The Hunts are certainly doing their bit for the future of men’s football in the parish as Darragh joins brothers Conor and James. Congratulations also to Bornacoola stalwart John Bohan and wife Sinead on the birth of their second child – Abby – recently. We wish you all health and happiness for the future.

 

Hallowe’en Fancy Dress On Sunday night, October 29th, the Club will be holding a Hallowe’en Fancy Dress party in the Copper still – music will be by D.J Damian (Mc Guinness) and a great night is ensured judging by last year. Put it in the diary!

Bornacoola GAA Club Notes 11/10/2017

Hallowe’en Fancy Dress

On Sunday night, October 29th, the Club will be holding a Hallowe’en Fancy Dress party in the Copper still – music will be by D.J Damian (Mc Guinness) and a great night is ensured judging by last year. Put it in the diary!

Well done

Congratulations to Mohill and Aughnasheelin on securing the Senior and Intermediate Championship titles respectively on Leitrim Club Football’s blue riband day in Páirc Seán on Sunday last.

Bornacoola GAA Club Notes 02/10/2017

Golden Goal Draw 

Well done to Jack Mc Keon, Liscloonadea, who was the winner of the €500 first prize in the All Ireland Final Golden Goal Draw. Son James and daughter-in-law Deirdre were on hand to pick up the prize on Jack’s behalf on Saturday night after the draw in the Brandywell.

Ladies News 

Bornacoola/St Mary’s Ladies travelled to Elphin at the weekend to play Tulsk in the Connacht Junior Championship. Unfortunately, the ladies suffered a very heavy defeat to the Roscommon champions who proved significantly stronger all over the field. Next year the girls will move up a level to participate in the Intermediate championship and despite Saturday’s result, they will be happy to have won a Junior Championship at the first time of asking.

Club Draw 

The Club Draw took place in the Brandywell on Saturday night last – our thanks to Gerry and staff for a great night and to Seamus Mallon who was the draw coordinator on the night as well as to our ticket sellers.  Winners were; €100 Aidan Dockery, €20 each to Patricia Bohan, Margaret Faughnan, Liam Mulligan, Noel Mc Closkey and Josephine Mc Gushin

Underage News 

The last training session of the year took place on Saturday morning last and our youngsters turned out in huge numbers to enjoy the end of year party. The Underage Committee would sincerely like to thank all parents for bringing their children to training sessions and matches throughout the year and a special word of thanks goes to all of our coaches for their professionalism and commitment throughout the year, and of course to our catering committee who kept us everyone fed and watered every Saturday. Maith sibh go léir.

Mothers & Others 

Our Gaelic for Mothers and Others team are in action this Wednesday night when they play Annaduff in Dromod at 8pm.

Bornacoola GAA Club Notes 25/09/2017

Senior Relegation 

Annaduff were the opposition in last Sunday morning’s Senior Championship Relegation final in Cloone and after a close contest, it was the Bors who survived with Senior status intact on a 2-12 to 2-10 scoreline. The game was packed with drama from the very first minute and after a riveting first half, it was the men in Black and Amber who entered the dressing rooms a point in front, 0-7 to 0-6. The decisive period of the game was probably the first ten minutes of the second half as Bornacoola dominated possession and scored 1-3 without reply.   However, full credit to our neighbours who rallied admirably and scored two goals of their own to level the game with ten minutes remaining. But it was the Bors who struck next – a Damian Moran free was batted out by the Annaduff defence and Sean Mc Keon was on hand, with a little help from Ronan Mulligan, to finish to the Annaduff net and from there, the Bors saw out the closing stages relatively comfortably to ensure a 2-12 to 2-10 win. Well done to the panel and the two Declans on retaining Senior status for another year. Team and Scorers on Sunday were: Mark Mc Closkey, Brian Duffy (0-1), Conor Mc Cauley (0-1), David Mulligan, Damian Mc Guinness, Jason Conroy, Shane Conroy, Gary Mc Closkey, Michael Duignan, Philip Howard (0-1), Sean Mc Keon (1-0), Ollie Vaughan (0-1), Brian Conroy, Damian Moran (1-7) and Ronan Mulligan. Subs used: Liam Mulligan, Trevor Howard (0-1), Mervyn Howard and Kevin Mulligan.

Club Draw and Golden Goal 

The Club Draw takes place this Saturday night in the Brandywell. Usual prizes will be on offer but we will also be holding the draw for the top prize of €500 in the Golden Goal competition from the All Ireland final. Should be an interesting night! 

Hallowe’en Fancy Dress 

On Sunday night, October 29th, the Club will be holding a Hallowe’en Fancy Dress party in the Copper still – music will be by D.J Damian (Mc Guinness) and a great night is ensured judging by last year. Put it in the diary!

Underage Blitz 

Well done to all of our underage players who starred in last Saturday morning’s underage blitz against Tarmonbarry in Dromod. Check out our Facebook page for some pictures from the Blitz

Bornacoola Club Notes – 18/9/17

 

Senior Relegation We face Annaduff on Sunday morning in Cloone at 12noon in the Relegation final. The winners will retain their senior status for 2018 while the losers will be relegated to Intermediate. Best of luck to all involved.

 

Golden Goal The winning time for the Golden Goal in the All Ireland final was 1:23; however the winning ticket was unsold. A draw, to include all of the tickets sold, will now take place at the next Club Draw in the Brandywell on Saturday Sept 30th and the winning ticket will receive the €500 top prize.

 

Minor Championship Rinn Gaels still await their first victory in the Minor Championship. Mohill were the visitors to Dromod on Saturday morning last and it was the town team who edged a very competitive game on a 3-10 to 4-4 scoreline. The team’s final group game is against St Brigids.

 

Division 2 This seniors travelled to Ballinamore on Saturday evening for their latest game in the league but it was the home side who emerged victorious on a 2012 to 0-8 scoreline. 


Sympathy Our sympathies are extended to the Murray family, Carrick on Shannon and all involved with the St Mary’s club on the sad passing of Bernard last week. Bernard was a star for Club (and in hurling, County) and was a fair, sporting and competitive opponent over the years for many wearing the Black and Amber. Solas na bhflaitheas air. 

Bornacoola Club Notes – 11/9/17

Senior Relegation

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.  

 

Bornacoola Club Notes – 6/09/17

Senior Championship We exited the Championship on Saturday evening last in disappointing circumstances when Drumreilly deservedly took both points in an engaging game in Páirc Seán, After a good start where the Bors led by 0-3 to 0-1, Drumreilly struck clinically for two well taken goals leaving the Bors on the back foot going into the second half, six points in arrears – 2-3 to 0-3. Drumreilly got the fast start in the second half and extended the lead to 8 points before the Bors hit back with a goal from Allan Croghan followed by a Damian Mc Guinness point. However, four wides in a row and the passing up of an excellent one on one goal chance proved crucial as Bornacoola failed to capatilise on the scoreboard from a period of solid pressure. Drumreilly eventually reasserted their dominance towards the end of the game and finished strongly to run out 6 point winners as Bornacoola finished the game with 13 men following two late dismissals. Team on duty was Mark Mc Closkey, David Mulligan, Jason Conroy, Brian Duffy, Shane Conroy, Damian Mc Guinness (0-1), Allan Croghan (1-1), Michael Duignan, Gary Mc Cloksey, Brian Conroy (0-1), Sean Mc Keon, Ollie Vaughan (0-2), Trevor Howard, Conor Mc Cauley, Philip Howard (0-1), Subs used were Liam Mulligan, Ronan Mulligan, Mervyn Howard and Kevin Shanley.

 

Lough Rynn Harvest Festival & Vintage Day Our thanks to all who helped out at the Harvest Festival and Vintage Day last Sunday in Lough Rynn. Once again it was a tremendous success; well done again to the fantastic organising committee who manage to deliver such a wonderful occasion year after year. Maith sibh.

 

Senior Relegation Following defeat on Saturday evening, the Seniors now face Gortletteragh in a Relegation semi-final in Carrigallen on Saturday evening at 5pm.

 

Ladies Championship Well done to the Bornacoola/St Mary’s Ladies who captured the Leitrim Junior Championship title with victory over Annaduff in Mohill on Sunday morning last.

 

Golden Goal Mayo will aim to end 66 years of hurt when they face Dublin in this year’s All Ireland final 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 on September 17th. 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!

Bornacoola Club Notes – 30/08/17

Senior Championship We suffered a disappointing defeat in Round 4 of the Senior Championship when Dromahair were deserved 2-11 to 0-14 victors over the Bors in Ballinamore on Saturday evening last. The dismissal of Damian Moran in the first period was a significant blow for Bornacoola and one from which we never recovered. It now means that this weekend’s game against Drumreilly is a must win fixture – throw-in in Páirc Seán for this one will be 5.15pm.

 

Lough Rynn Harvest Festival & Vintage Day The biggest day in the parish calendar comes to pass again next Sunday when all roads lead to Lough Rynn Castle for the 2017 Lough Rynn Harvest Festival and Vintage day. And what a day it promises to be with a bumper list of attractions – something for every member of the family. So come early, enjoy the festival and the beautiful venue and then relax and finish the day (with a dance) to the great sound of Mick Flavin and his band. Club members will again be performing stewarding on the day and we’d ask as many of our players and members as possible to make themselves available to help out on the day.

 

Club Draw Our thanks to Derek and staff at the Copper Still for hosting the August Club Draw on Saturday night last – winners were: €100 Ruby Shanley €20 Paddy Joyce, Pat Farrell (Esker), Deirdre Mc Keon, Gerry Gearty and Mervyn Howard.

 

Junior B Championship The Junior team exited the championship on Sunday morning last when they were overpowered by St Caillins on a 2-16 to 1-9 scoreline. Goals in either half for the Fenagh men proved crucial and it was the victors who led by 1-8 to 0-5 at the interval. A second goal put the game beyond the Bors although a late John Shanley effort briefly offered some hope. Team on duty was Conor Hackett, Luke Jones, Brian Reilly, Kevin Mulligan (0-1), Tony Shanley (0-1), Liam Mulligan (0-1), Gearoid Mulligan, Mervyn Howard, Daniel Farrell (0-1), Roy Keenan (0-1), Liam Jones, Jonathan Duffy (0-1), Gerry Gearty, John Shanley (1-1) and Noel Mc Enroe (0-2). Subs used were John Bohan and Declan Conboy.

 

Ladies Championship The Bornacoola/St Mary’s Ladies team face Annaduff this Sunday (September 3rd). Time and venue to be confirmed but keep an eye on our facebook page later in the week for same. Best of luck to all involved.

 

Golden Goal Mayo will aim to end 66 years of hurt when they face Dublin this year’s All Ireland final 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 on September 17th. 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!

 

 

Bornacoola Club Notes – 23/08/17

Club Draw The Club Draw for August will take place this Saturday night in the Copper Still – usual prizes on the night so please support.

 

Championship We return to action in the Senior Championship this Saturday evening when we play Dromahair in Ballinamore at 7pm. On Sunday the Juniors have the chance to qualify for the Semi-Finals of the Junior B Championship when they play Fenagh St Caillins in Cloone at 12.30.  Best of luck to all involved.

 

Congratulations We extend our congratulations to Mark Mc Closkey and Gemma Costello on the birth of their second child, Ryan – a brother for Olivia and another grandchild for the Chairman to dote on!

 

Golden Goal With the All Ireland Football semi-finals taking place this weekend, we will once again be running a Golden Goal competition for the All Ireland football final – 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 on September 17th. 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!