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.

Senior Championship – After a period of 21 years in the senior ranks our team lost their senior status on Sunday morning last when Dromahair proved the superior team in the senior relegation final in Drumshanbo.  The early exchanges pointed to a close encounter and Dromahair held a 0-5 to 0-4 half time lead. Two goals, including a penalty, in the last ten minutes proved to be the key scores that saw the North Leitrim men win on a final score line of 2-10 to 0-6 . Team was Daniel Farrell, Damian McGuinness, Jason Conroy, Brian Duffy, Sean McKeon, Conor McCauley (0-0-1) , Mervyn Howard (0-1), Anthony Mulligan (0-1), Gary McCloskey,  Cian Mallon, Philip Howard, Ronan Mulligan, Ollie Vaughan, Damian Moran (0-3), Brian Conroy, Subs used were Michael Duignan and Allan Croghan. The journey in the senior championship since 1997 has been a good one with many special memories including county final appearances in 2005 and 2008 and many players have been great loyal servants to the club during this time.  A special thanks to our manager Morgan Shanley and selectors Jonathan Duffy and Gary McCloskey for all their work with this team during the year. It is appreciated.

September Club Draw – The September club draw took place on Saturday night in the Copper Still bar, Dromod . The winners were €100 Mary Callaghan Mallon,  €20 each to Sean Farrell – Dromard, Jim Busher, Drumsna, Orla McGuinness, Declan Bohan and Denise Busher, Drumsna.

Spin the Wheel – Thanks to everyone who has supported our “Spin the Wheel” fundraiser to date and the second lucky person who will spin the wheel on Sunday the 28th of October was drawn on Saturday night. Well done to young Senan Woods, Clooncolry, Dromod who had the lucky ticket. The third draw will take place on Saturday the 13th of October so there are lots of opportunity to be one of the four winners to spin the wheel.

Sympathy – Our deepest sympathies are extended to the O’Beirne family, Clooncolry, Dromod on the sad passing of Bernie’s mother, Margaret Lennon, Doory, Ballymahon last week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sí.

Junior B Championship – The Juniors bowed out of the championship on Saturday last when Aughawillan proved the superior team in the county semi-final in Ballinamore. The early exchanges pointed to a close encounter, but two goals in the ten minute period leading up to half-time gave the Willies a comfortable 2-7 to 0-4 half time lead. The Bors woes were added to as they were reduced to 14 men for the entirety of the 2nd half. However an early Brian Conroy goal in the second period, brought the Bors back into contention and at one stage, the lead had been reduced to just three points. However, the Willies rallied in the closing stages and added a couple of crucial scores to seal a 7 point victory – 2-13 to 1-9. Team was Conor Hackett, Tony Shanley, Conor Mc Cauley, Luke Jones, Gearoid Mulligan, Mervyn Howard, Robert O Beirne, Michael Duignan, Anthony Mulligan (0-2), Noel Mc Enroe, Shane Conroy, Roy Keenan, Jonathan Duffy (0-1), Brian Conroy (1-5) and Liam Jones (0-1). Subs used were Mark Mc Closkey, Ciaran Campbell, Kevin Shanley and John Shanley. Our thanks to manager Brian Mallon and to Aidan Reilly for their work with this team all year.

 Senior Championship – We face Dromahair on Sunday morning next at 12noon in Drumshanbo in the Relegation final. With our senior status at stake, we hope there is a good turn out to support the Bors.     

 Croke Park – Well done to all of our young players, their mentors and supporters who travelled to Croke Park on Sunday last for the Connacht GAA GoGames day. Memories that will last a lifetime were forged – maith sibh go léir.

September Club Draw – The September club draw takes place this Saturday night the 28th of September in the Copper Still – music and the usual prizes on the night

Spin the Wheel – Thanks to everyone who has supported our “Spin the Wheel” fundraiser to date. The second lucky person who will spin the wheel on Sunday the 28th of October will be drawn as part of the September club draw this Saturday in the Copper Still. Please return all sold tickets to your co-ordinator to ensure you have all your tickets in for the draw. The third draw will take place on Saturday the 13th of October so there are lots of opportunity to be one of the lucky winners to spin the wheel.

Lough Rynn Harvest Festival – Well done to all involved with the organisation of yet another spectacular Lough Rynn Harvest Festival in Lough Rynn on Sunday last. Thank you also to all of our members who volunteered for stewarding duties.

New Arrival – Congratulations to David and Mairead Conroy (Dromod) on their latest arrival last week – a boy named Bobby. Long life and happiness to you all.

 

Senior Championship – Drumreilly were the opposition in last Saturday’s Senior Relegation semi-final played in Cloone. The Bors got off to a slow start, failing to score for almost 25 minutes – points from Anthony Mulligan and Cian Mallon got us off the board eventually, but trailing by 0-7 to 0-2 at half time we faced an uphill battle in the second half. While we did manage to narrow the gap to just three points at one stage in the second half, Drumreilly retained control throughout and were fully deserving of their 0-13 to 0-9 victory. We now enter the relegation final where we will play either Aughnasheelin or Dromahair with senior status for 2019 at stake. Team on Saturday was Daniel Farrell, Brian Duffy, Gary Mc Closkey, Jason Conroy, Mervyn Howard, Conor Mc Cauley, Damian Mc Guinness, Allan Croghan, Anthony Mulligan (0-4), Philip Howard, Ollie Vaughan, Ronan Mulligan, Brian Conroy (0-1), Sean Mc Keon and Cian Mallon (0-2). Subs used were Michael Duignan (0-2), Liam Jones, Robert O Beirne    

Croke Park – Our underage stars have had a busy summer traveling up and down to GAA HQ; earlier in the summer, they were taken on a Tour of the stadium and visited the GAA Museum, while last Sunday, our U12 Girls team attended the All Ireland Ladies Finals with tickets for the game provided by the club. This Saturday it is the turn of the U12 boys team that fielded in competitions earlier in the year and they will get the opportunity to line out in Croke Park as part of the Connacht GAA national Go games day. Go neirí go geal libh a bhuachaillí.

Spin the Wheel – The first lucky person to spin the wheel was drawn on Saturday last in the Copper Still – congratulations to Leah Faughnan, Carrigart, Co Donegal. Further winners will be drawn ahead of the big night in October. Our thanks to all of our ticket sellers and everyone who supported this latest fundraiser.

Junior B Championship – Our Juniors face Aughawillan in the Junior B Championship semi-final on Saturday next in Ballinamore – throw in will be at 3pm. Best of luck to all involved.

Underage action – It was a busy morning last Saturday for our underage teams as we fielded two teams at U7 level in a local friendly in Annaduff. Our U5’s also travelled to our neighbours on Saturday and between the two blitzes, there were some great performances on display. Our thanks to Annaduff for their hospitality and a big well done to all our stars of the future for their endeavours in the black and amber colours at the weekend.

Lough Rynn Harvest Festival The Lough Rynn Harvest Festival and Vintage day takes place this Sunday, September 23rdin the grounds of Lough Rynn house.  All of the usual attractions will be in place and it once again promises to be the highlight of the year. There will be a huge variety of trade stalls, vintage cars, farm machinery, steam engines and a threshing display. Guided tours of the walled gardens will be available as well as the RSA Shuttle Bus simulator. With live music, a country market, craft village and demonstrations, zorbing, a rodeo bull and Irish whip wrestling as well as Amusements, face painting, Billy Bubbles Puppet Show, mini train, street theatre and the usual Bonny Baby, cat and dog shows, there really is something for all the family. Further information is available at www.loughrynnvintagefestival.ie.   As ever stewards are required, so we would ask all club members who can to make themselves available on the day.

U-12 Girls Shield Final – Our u12 girls travelled to Aughavas on Friday evening for their shield final against Kiltubrid. Kiltubrid started the match strongly going into a 2-2 to no score lead midway through the first half. Our girls started to get to grips with the game however and went in at half time trailing by just 5 points. The Bors came out strongly in the second half and reduced the deficit to 2 points entering the closing minutes. A goal on the stroke of full time put us up by one point but two late Kiltubrid points meant it was not to be our day losing out by a single point. However, it was a fantastic performance by our girls who showed great determination and skill thoughout the game, and they should be very proud of their efforts. This group of girls have given us great entertainment throughout the season working hard and improving with each game played . Well done to the girls and to Ann Marie Boyle and her management team for their sterling service throughout the year. The team for the Shield final was Emma Donlon, Elana Kilraine, Blanáid Reynolds, Mary Shanley, Orla Hackett, Jolie Lyons, Megan Molloy, Katelyn Boyle, Fiona Mulligan, Rachel Mallon, Eimear Healy, Grace Duignan, Nessa O Riordan and Elly Conboy.

 

Senior Championship – Our final group stage game in the Senior Championship took place on Saturday evening last in Cloone when we faced a dominant St Marys. Three goals in the opening 12 minutes effectively put the game beyond Bornacoola’s reach but nonetheless, our young side kept going to the final whistle and found some consolation in a late Ronan Mulligan goalWe now move to the Relegation semi final on Saturday evening next when Drumreilly are our opponents in Cloone. Throw in is 6pm. Team v St Marys was; Conor Hackett, Kevin Mulligan, Jason Conroy, Brian Duffy, Mervyn Howard, Conor Mc Cauley, Liam Mulligan, Allan Croghan (0-1), Anthony Mulligan (0-3), Sean Mc Keon, Damian Moran, Ronan Mulligan (1-1), Philip Howard (0-1), Liam Jones (0-1) and Brian Conroy (0-2). Subs used were Cian Mallon, Roy Keenan, Noel Mc Enroe, Luke Jones and Gearoid Mulligan.    

 

Spin the Wheel – The first lucky person to spin the wheel on Sunday night the 28th of October will be drawn out this Saturday evening the 15th of September. Can all ticket sellers return their tickets to their co-ordinator in advance of Saturdays draw. Thanks to everyone who supported this fundraiser to date.

 

Minor Championship Final – Rinn Gaels faced Melvin Gaels in the Division 2 Minor Championship Final in Páirc Seán on Saturday last. Having lost by 12 points to the Kinlough side in the round robin stage of the Championship, it was always going to be an uphill battle for the Bornacoola/Gortletteragh amalgamation. And so it proved, as despite leading by two points at half time, Melvin Gaels proved the better team in the second half and two goals in that period would ensure their eventual 2-11 to 1-11 victory. However, it was once again a positive campaign for the Rinn Gaels lads and much improvement was evident over the course of the campaign. The team in Saturday’s final was Sean O Riordan, Tom Reel, Ciaran Reen, Oisin Niblock, Ciaran Mc Glynn, Odhran Heslin, James Cunningham, Shane Mallon, Ryan Cunningham, Shane Reynolds, Brendan Davis, Jamie Quinn and Ciaran Reynolds while the subs bench included Jake Shields (who was injured for the final), Conor Niblock, James Doyle, Cian Mc Nulty, Brendan Naughton, Mark Reynolds and Nathan Ward. A big well done and thank you to the management team of Kevin Mallon and Mark Duignan

 

Sympathy – Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Farrell family, Bunanassa, on the passing of Dan’s mother, Rose, grandmother of current senior player Daniel, in Westmeath last week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sí.

 

Lough Rynn Harvest Festival – The Lough Rynn Harvest Festival and Vintage day takes place on Sunday week next, September 23rd. All of the usual attractions will be in place and it once again promises to be the highlight of the year. There will be a huge variety of trade stalls, vintage cars, farm machinery, steam engines and a threshing display. Guided tours of the walled gardens will be available as well as the RSA Shuttle Bus simulator. With live music, a country market, craft village and demonstrations, zorbing, a rodeo bull and Irish whip wrestling as well as Amusements, face painting, Billy Bubbles Puppet Show, mini train, street theatre and the usual Bonny Baby, cat and dog shows, there really is something for all the family. Further information is available at www.loughrynnvintagefestival.ie.   As ever stewards are required, so we would ask all club members who can to make themselves available on the day.

 

Ladies Intermediate Championship – The Ladies’ season concluded on Sunday last as they fell at the semi-final stage of the championship in Annaduff with their opponents, Mohill, recording a 4-8 to 1-8 victory. Out of the blocks early, Bornacoola/StMarys had 1-1 on the board as a Hannah Farrell goal and a Kelly Howard point had them into their stride. As the half wore on Mohill came more into it and had taken the lead by the end of the first quarter. Aisling Leahy with a pointed free and two Hannah Farrell points from play put our girls back in control. A Mohill purple patch just before the interval which saw them register 2-4 without reply proved to be our girls undoing as the teams entered the break on a scoreline of 1-4 to 3-6. A fourth Mohill goal early in the second half left the mountain steeper to climb, but to the girls’ credit they fought on gamely despite the odds stacked against them. Three Aisling Leahy points and one from Sarah Reynolds was to be their only reward in this half hour and while the defence worked extremely hard to hold the Mohill attack to 1-2 across this period of play, the winners had done enough to edge the battle and we congratulate them on their win and wish them the very best of luck in the upcoming decider with championship favourites, St Francis. While the girls’ season has ended we have to compliment them for their overall dedication towards training and matches since last February. They claimed the Division 3 League title in July and have made great progress in their step up from winning the Junior Championship last year. They played eleven competitive matches over the season across the league and championship, winning eight and losing in just three; well done to manager Declan Bohan for his commitment to the team throughout the year also.  On duty on Sunday last were: Kathy Butler, Cora McCauley, Jasmine Maye, Hannah Reynolds, Enya Guckian, Lorraine Guckian, Emily Reynolds, Kasey Bruen, Alison McKeon, Aisling Leahy (0-4). Sara Crowe, Rachel McGarry, Sarah Reynolds (0-1), Kelly Howard (0-1), Hannah Farrell (1-2), Lauren Hackett, Joanne McGushin, Lisa Guckian, Isabelle Chandler, Ellen Woods, Caroline Guckian and Hannah Bird.

 

Camógie Success – It’s not too often that Camogie gets a mention in our notes: however, when Dublin captured the All Ireland Junior Camogie title in Croke Park last Sunday, there was a close Borancoola connection. Caoimhe Ní Mhaolagáin (Mulligan) from the Eoghan Ruadh/Oliver Plunkett’s club lined out at wing back for the Dubs and is the grandniece of Gerry Mulligan (Currycramp). Caomihe’s dad Neillidh is the well-known Uileann Piper (his first album was titled “Barr na Cúile” in tribute to our parish) and her grandfather, the late Tom (T.P) was one of the best known names in the traditional music scene in Dublin for many years. Comhgairdeas do Caoimhe agus do Clann Uí Mhaolagáin as an éacht iontach seo.

 

Club Draw – Winners in the August Club Draw held in the Weir Lodge were; €100 Eleanor Keavney, €20each to Sean Brennan, Paul Hackett, Michael Mallon, Mary Mallon, and Aiden Tully. Bottle of Wine, sponsored by the Weir Lodge was won by Catherine Mc Googan. Our thanks to all who supported and to the Moran family for hosting an enjoyable night.

Senior Championship – Our final group stage game in the Senior Championship takes place on Saturday evening next in Cloone at 6.30pm against St Marys.     

Spin the Wheel – First Spin the Wheel draw will take place on Saturday the 15th of September. Please return sold tickets and money to your ticket coordinator by Friday the 14th of September to ensure all names are in for the first draw. There will be two further draws to come before the lucky winners get to Spin the Wheel on the October Bank Holiday Sunday night. Thanks to everyone for their fantastic support. There are still a limited number of sponsorship slots available on the Wheel. If anyone wishes to take a slot contact Jonathan Duffy or Brian Mallon

 Minor Championship – Rinn Gaels take on Melvin Gaels in the Division 2 Championship final in Páirc Seán on Saturday next at 12noon. Best of luck to all involved and in particular Bornacoola’s Shane Mallon, Sean O Riordan, Jake Shields, Ciaran Mc Glynn and James Doyle.

U-13 Championship – Our u13 boys played their championship football with Gortletteragh this year and were involved in a pulsating campaign a notable feature of which was the closeness of the matches. In fact several of the games were too close to call entering the last quarter.Over the course of the league stage we managed to win six of our seven games our only loss was by the minimum margin. This qualified us to a semi-final vs. St. Brigids where following a very tense and at times hard-fought battle we emerged victorious by one point to set up a final vs. Ballinamore SOH in Cloone last Saturday.In a tremendous game of football, which was a credit to both teams, Gortletteragh prevailed following a very brave and courageous performance. A huge thank you to all of our supporters for the whole year. The u13 panel was David Liu Doyle, Tommy Reen, Luke McManus, Jonathan Boyle, George Glaze, Nathan Ryan, Jack Reynolds, Matthew Davis, Oisin Maguire, Riaghan Ward, Adam Reen, Noah McNulty, Jack Gannon, Aaron Carney, Senan Woods, Ryan Fanning, Ultan McNulty, Brian Liu Doyle, Ben Cunningham, Ollie McManus and Ryan Egan

Ladies Intermediate Championship – The St Mary’s/Bornacoola Ladies completed their group matches on Thursday evening last as they recorded their third victory in the series with 3-11 to 0-10 victory over Mohill in perfect playing conditions in Aughavas. Two well-matched teams played an excellent hour’s football and at the final whistle, it was the goals that proved the difference. Our girls took their goal chances well and staunch defending from a tight defence ensured that the Mohill attack was denied a major during the contest. Goals converted by Sara Crowe and Alison McKeon ensured that the girls held a 2-7 to 0-7 lead on the changeover as the match flowed from end to end. The pattern of the second half was very similar as the girls added 1-4 to their tally and held the opposition to 0-3 to copper-fasten the victory. Both sides will have to do it all over again as they are scheduled to meet in the semi-final knockout stages and we wish the girls the best of luck as they face off with Mohill which will be played on Sunday next in Annaduff at 2.30pm. In action on Thursday last in what was a fine all-round performance by all nineteen players were: Kathy Butler, Cora McCauley, Jasmine Maye, Hannah Reynolds, Enya Guckian, Lorraine Guckian, Emily Reynolds, Alison McKeon (1-0), Kasey Bruen, Rachel McGarry, Sara Crowe (1-1), Lisa Guckian, Sarah Reynolds (0-1), Kelly Howard (0-5), Hannah Farrell (0-3), Lauren Hackett, Ellen Woods, Isabelle Chandler and Hannah Bird (1-1).

Club Draw – The Club Draw for August will take place this Saturday night in the Weir Lodge Rooskey – a great night promised and we hope to see you all there.

Junior B Championship – The Junior team sealed their place in the County Semi Final with an impressive 2-13 to 1-10 victory over Glencar/Manor in Páirc Seán on Sunday morning last. The Bornacoola victory was based on an excellent first half display, albeit it was Manor who took an early lead when they scored the first goal of the game after 12 minutes. The Bors hit back with an excellent individual goal from Anthony Mulligan and from then until half time dominated both possession and the scoring exchanges to lead by 1-13 to 1-4 at half time. Glencar/Manor were the better team in a second half during which the Bors would only score once – a crucial goal from the boot of Brian Conroy and it was this which ensured a semi-finial place next month. Team on duty was Conor Hackett, Tony Shanley, Seamus Mallon, Luke Jones, Robert O Beirne, Mervyn Howard, Gearoid Mulligan, Michael Duignan, Anthony Mulligan, Noel Mc Enroe, Shane Conroy, Roy Keenan, Brian Conroy, Liam Jones and Jonathan Duffy. Subs were Mark Mc Closkey, John, Shanley, Gerry Gearty and Kieran Campbell.

Senior Championship – Melvin Gaels provided the opposition in our penultimate group game in the Senior Championship in Páirc Seán on Saturday evening last and for long periods of the game the Bors gave as good as they got. The Gaels were the better team though and held a 0-8 to 0-3 lead before Bornacoola’s best period of the game came in the third quarter and at one stage they had brought the contest back to a 2 point game, 0-10 to 0-8 with only about 15 minutes remaining. However, the Gaels finished very strong, scoring three goals as the clock ticked down and ensuring a victory on a 3-14 to 0-10 scoreline. St Mary’s provide the opposition in our final group game on the weekend after next.  

 

Minor Championship – Rinn Gaels played Glencar/Manorhamilton in the semi-final of the Division 2 Minor Championship in Gortletteragh on Monday August 20th and enjoyed a great 0-15 to 1-8 victory. The lads now progress to the County final, which is scheduled for Saturday week, Sept 8th in Páirc Seán at 12noon with Melvin Gawls providing the opposition – team on duty was Jake Shields, Tom Reel, Ciaran Reen, Oisin Niblock (0-1), Ciaran Mc Glynn,  Odhran Heslin, James Cunningham (0-1), Shane Mallon (0-2), Ryan Cunningham, Shane Reynolds (0-2), Brendan Davies, Jamie Quinn (0-8) and Ciaran Reynolds. Subs were Conor Niblock, James Doyle, Nathan Ward, Cian Mc Nulty Mark Reynolds, Sean O Riordan and Brendan Naughton.

Junior B Championship – Our Junior team got their Championship campaign off to a great start on Saturday evening last when they enjoyed an excellent victory over Dromahair in their first group game played in Drumshanbo. Dromahair started the brighter of the two sides and enjoyed a one point lead at half time, 1-5 to 1-4. However the Bors were a different prospect in the second half and once we registered our second goal, a victory was always on the cards. In the end, Dromahair only managed one second half point and the Bors recorded a heartening 2-9 to 1-6 victory. Our second group game will be against Glencar/Manorhamilton in Páirc Seán at 1.30pm on Sunday with a win needed to be sure of advancing to the next round.

 

Fun & Sports Day 2018 – Our thanks to all who helped out with and attended the Family Fun day on Sunday last – a great day had by all.

 

Senior Championship – Melvin Gaels provide the opposition in the Senior Championship this Saturday evening – throw in is at 5pm in Páirc Seán.

 

All Ireland Hurling Final – Our club’s Galway contingent – headed by Noel Carr and Padraic Naughton – were left with little to celebrate after Limerick’s great victory on Sunday; it was a happier story though for Niall Riordan with his strong Limerick connections. It was also an amazing day for our own Jonathan Boyle who starred in the Linerick colours in the mini sevens half time game at the All Ireland final in Croke Park – it was an incredible honour for this fine young man and indeed for the Bornacoola club and to the best of our knowledge he is the first Bornacoola man to play a part on All Ireland hurling final day. Maith thú Johnathon.

 

Ladies Intermediate Championship – Bornacoola/St Mary’s played their third championship match on Saturday morning last against the competition favourites St Francis in Ballinamore and despite putting it up to the Allen Gaels/Ballinaglera combination for the hour, the girls were defeated on a 0-14 to 1-4 scoreline. They got off to a great start with Aisling Leahy finding the net in the early exchanges as she latched onto a ball over the top and it was very much an evenly matched contest for the remainder of the half with the score at the changeover 0-7 to 1-3. However, the greater physical strength of the winners was telling in the second period as they wore down our girls to run out worthy winners, having added seven points to their tally to a single reply. Next up for the ladies is the final round of the round robin on September 1st when they face Mohill.  On duty on Saturday last were: Kathy Butler, Cora McCauley, Jasmine Maye, Joanne McGushin, Hannah Reynolds, Lorraine Guckian, Emily Reynolds, Alison McKeon, Kasey Bruen, Sara Crowe, Aisling Leahy (1-4), Lauren Hackett, Sarah Reynolds, Kelly Howard, Lisa Guckian, Ellen Woods, Rachel McGarry, Isabelle Chandler and Hannah Bird.

Senior Championship Our Senior Championship campaign continued on Saturday last when we faced Glencar/Manorhamilton in Ballinamore. The Bors played some good football in the opening period but went in at half time 1-10 to 0-7 in arrears. As the second half progressed however, Manor began to exert their dominance and ran out comfortable 2-22 to 0-10 victors at full time. No game this weekend as the action switches to the Junior B Championship

 

Fun & Sports Day 2018 This Sunday our annual fun and sports day takes place on at our club grounds in Dromod. Over the years it has become one of the best days of fun and social interaction in the calendar. Once again this year, the 6k run/walk gets proceedings underway at 12 noon and will be followed by mass at 1pm and sports  activities will including underage games, fun races, tug of war, face painting and much more. The All Ireland Hurling Final will be shown on the large TV in the clubhouse and we will also have the outdoor BBQ and music so a great days fun and activities are promised for all the people in the parish of all ages and we look forward to seeing you all there.

 

Minor Championship Rinn Gaels played their final round robin game in the Minor Championship in Dromod against Mohill last week and yet another positive performance in a close game delivered another victory on a 5-5 to 3-9 scoreline. They are now guaranteed a home semi-final – fixture details to follow.

 

Junior B Championship The Junior B Football Championship gets underway on Saturday evening next for Bornacoola as we face Dromahair in Drumshanbo at 7pm. After a good league this year, the Juniors will be hopeful of making further progress in this competition.

 

U12 Ladies Well done to our under 12 girls who qualified for the Shield final in Dromod this evening against a very gallant Carrick team. The girls started the game very strong and held a commanding half time lead. But credit to Carrick they fought back in the second half and it took some excellent defending from our girls to ward off the comeback and come away with a well-deserved victory. They can now look forward to the final in the coming weeks. Well done girls!

 

Congratulations Our congratulations to Shane and Lorraine Conroy on the birth of twins on Friday last – a boy and a girl to be named Emily and Liam.

 

Spin the Wheel We launched our “Spin the Wheel” Fundraising event at the Club Draw on Saturday last. It will take place on Sunday night October 28th in The Copper Still; tickets will be on sale shortly and four lucky people will have the chance to Spin the Wheel for the top prize of €1000. One person will be selected at each of the next 3 Club Draws and the 4th person will come from those present on the night. It should be a great night’s entertainment. Sponsorship segments on the big wheel are available at €50 each and the final spin on the night will be for our sponsors only, with the lucky winner receiving a prize of  €500. Your support would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in sponsoring a segment, contact Jonathan on 0877700081

Senior Championship – Our Senior Championship campaign continued on Saturday last when we faced Aughnasheelin in Cloone. Bornacoola were much sharper than they had been in their opening encounter with Allen Gaels and led early in the game as they took the game to their opponents and managed some good scores. However, the key score of the game arrived midway through the first half when Aughnasheelin grabbed a well worked goal and that was to prove a decisive cushion throughout the remainder of the game as the Aughnasheelin men went on to record a deserved 1-17 to 0-13 victory. This Saturday we face Glencar/Manorhamilton in Ballinamore at 5pm. Team on Saturday was: Danny Farrell, Jason Conory, Gary Mc Closkey, Conor Mc Cauley, Kevin Mulligan, Anthony Mulligan (0-1), Allan Croghan (0-2), Damian Moran (0-3), Colm Farrell, Cian Mallon, Sean Mc Keon (0-2), Ollie Vaughan (0-1). Philip Howard (0-2), Michael Duignan (0-1) and Ronan Mulligan. Subs used were Brian Conroy and Mervyn Howard (0-1).

Fun & Sports Day 2018 – Our annual fun and sports day takes place on Sunday August 19th at our club grounds in Dromod. The 6k run/walk gets proceedings underway at 12 noon and will be followed by mass and sports events. Sports activities will include underage games, fun races, tug of war, face painting much more, A great days fun and activities are promised for all the people in the parish of all ages and we look forward to seeing you all there.

Minor Championship – Rinn Gaels had a good victory on Monday week last when they overcame Glencar/Manorhamilton on a 3-11 to 1-9 scoreline in the Minor Championship. The team are in a strong position having won 3 out of their 4 games to date.

Ladies Championship – Bornacoola/St Mary’s were back in action on Friday evening last as they took on Fenagh in their second match in the excellent Aughavas facilities. Having won their first match comfortably, this turned out to be a much more competitive affair with the girls eventually prevailing on a 1-10 to 1-5 final scoreline. Despite Sarah Reynolds hitting the back of the net in the very early stages, the Fenagh girls were not to be deterred and served their intent with some fine scores from play throughout the half. Indeed the first half was very evenly matched and a late penalty converted by the Fenagh ladies saw the teams enter the half-time interval on level terms 1-4 each. On the resumption, Bornacoola/St Marys played with renewed determination and greater pace and with the defence holding the opposition to a solitary point over the half hour, they added six points to their total to establish the match-winning margin after a highly competitive and enjoyable championship match played in an excellent spirit by both teams. Well done to the girls on their efforts so far in this championship season which have guaranteed a semi-final place with two group matches still remaining against St. Francis and Mohill later this month. On duty on Friday evening last were: Kathy Butler, Hannah Reynolds, Jasmine Maye, Joanne McGushin, Enya Guckian, Lorraine Guckian (0-1), Emily Reynolds, Alison McKeon, Kasey Bruen (0-1), Sara Crowe, Aisling Leahy (0-4), Rachel McGarry, Sarah Reynolds (1-0), Kelly Howard (0-4), Lisa Guckian, Hannah Farrell, Isabelle Chandler and Ellen Woods.

Spin the Wheel – We launched our “Spin the Wheel” Fundraising event at the Club Draw on Saturday last. It will take place on Sunday night October 28th in The Copper Still; tickets will be on sale shortly and four lucky people will have the chance to Spin the Wheel for the top prize of €1000. One person will be selected at each of the next 3 Club Draws and the 4th person will come from those present on the night. It should be a great night’s entertainment. Sponsorship segments on the big wheel are available at €50 each and the final spin on the night will be for our sponsors only, with the lucky winner receiving a prize of €500. Your support would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in sponsoring a segment, contact Jonathan on 0877700081

Club Draw – The July Club Draw took place in the Copper Still on Saturday night last – our thanks to all who supported. Winners were €100 Margo Halpin, €20 each to Conor Hackett, Louise Farrell, Jason Conroy, Josephine Mc Gushin and Declan Bohan

Senior Championship – Our Senior Championship campaign got off to a disappointing start on Friday night last in Cloone when Allen Gaels were decisive winners in a one-sided first-round clash. The Gaels were very quick out of the traps and two goals inside the first 15 minutes, one from the penalty spot, ensured the Bors were on the back foot from early in the game and trailed by 7 points by the time Philip Howard was black carded in the 20th minute. Our best spell of the game was probably between then and halftime as the Bors settled a little, but nonetheless, it was the Drumshanbo men who held a 2-5 to 0-4 interval lead. The Bors needed a good start to the second half, but it was the Gaels who got one and their third goal – also from the penalty spot – put the game beyond any doubt. A poor night got even worse when Brian Duffy was stretchered from the field after an accidental collision towards the end of the game; thankfully the tigerish Brian has since made a full recovery. A Brian Conroy goal at the death was poor consolation for a disappointing Bornacoola performance as Allen Gaels coasted to their 3-14 to 1-7 victory. This Saturday we face Aughnasheelin in Cloone at 5.30pm. Team on Friday was Danny Farrell, David Mulligan, Damien Mc Guinness, Brian Duffy, Allan Croghan, Jason Conroy, Liam Mulligan, Gary Mc Closkey, Colm Farrell, Cian Mallon (0-1), Sean Mc Keon (0-1), Ollie Vaughan, Philip Howard, Damian Moran (0-4), Ronan Mulligan (0-1). Subs used Conor Mc Cauley, Anthony Mulligan, Brian Conroy (1-0), Mervyn Howard, Noel Mc Enroe
Fun & Sports Day 2018 – Our annual fun and sports day takes place on Sunday August 19th at our club grounds in Dromod. The 6k run/walk gets proceedings underway at 12 noon and will be followed by mass and sports events. Sports activities will include underage games, fun races, tug of war, face painting much more, A great days fun and activities are promised for all the people in the parish of all ages and we look forward to seeing you all there.
Minor Championship – Rinn Gaels suffered their first defeat in the Championship when Melvin Gaels proved too strong in Gortletteragh on Monday week last running out 12 point winners on a 3-16 to 3-4 scoreline.
Robert Dobson RIP – It was with great sadness that we learned of the untimely passing of Robert Dobson, Rooskeynamona at the weekend. Robert, along with his brother Des, played for the club for a short period in the early 90’s. A very popular and well known man locally, we extend our deepest sympathies to Robert’s mother Georgina, brother Des, sister Elaine and his extended family and friends at this sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.