Bornacoola GAA Club Notes 12/03/2018

Swan Bar Division 4 – It was a case of the Great Escape for the Junior team as a late late rally salvaged victory from the jaws of defeat in last Saturday evening’s opening round of the Division 4 league when Kiltubrid were the visitors to Dromod. An even first half saw the Bors hold a slender 0-3 to 0-2 lead at half time; two goals for the visitors in the second period left them 4 points clear entering the dying minutes. However, a late fisted goal from midfielder Colm Farrell, and two late points, including the winner from super sub Marc Mc Keon, ensured the Bors emerged with a narrow 1-8 to 2-4 victory. Team on duty was Feargal Mc Gill, Kevin Mulligan, David Mulligan, Patrick Kozak, Liam Mulligan, Mervyn Howard, Gearoid Mulligan, Ronan Mulligan, Colm Farrell, Roy Keenan, Shane Conroy, Tony Shanley, Danny Farrell, Trevor Howard and Robert O’Beirne. Subs used were Luke Jones, Marc Mc Keon, Kevin Shanley and John Barnes Shanley.

Registration Day – Our 2018 Club Registration Day will take place on Saturday 24th March for all underage, for Mothers and others and for anyone interested in finding out more or getting involved with club. We’ll have further details in the coming weeks.

Minors – Rinn Gaels travelled to Manorhamilton on Saturday morning last for the 3rd Round of the minor league. Unfortunately, it was the hosts who had the better of a hard-fought game with Glencar/Manorhamilton emerging with a 3-12 to 3-5 victory.  

Sympathies – Our deepest sympathies are extended to the O Riordan (Clooncolory) and Reynolds (Gortletteragh) families on the passing of Neil’s mother Lilly in Dublin last week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sí.

Scór – Well done to our Question Time team of Aidan Dockery, Michael Stenson, John Woods and Padraig Reilly who captured the County title in Drumshanbo on Saturday night last and to Aidan who triumphed in the Recitation also. The Connacht final takes place on Bank Holiday Monday next in Lecarrow, Co Roscommon. It was a double night of celebration for Michael Patrick as he claimed €2000 in the Leitrim GAA Supporters Club draw on the same night!

 U2 Ticket Competition – The Club is currently running a draw for two tickets to see U2 in the 3Arena in Dublin on November 6th next. Tickets for the draw are just €10 each and you can enter on our website

Ladies Football – Bornacoola/St Mary’s Ladies team got their 2018 League season underway on Sunday morning last as they hosted Keeldra Gaels in Páirc Naomh Mhuire. Following a strong first half showing after which the girls led by 4-7 to 1-4, they picked up from where they left off on the resumption to record a 7-10 to 1-5 victory. Well done girls on a positive start to your competitive season. On duty, on Sunday morning last were Caroline Guckian, Jasmine Maye, Cora McCauley, Hannah Reynolds, Lorraine Guckian, Emily Reynolds, Kasey Bruen, Allison McKeon, Aisling Leahy, Sara Crowe, Hannah Bird, Sarah Reynolds, Lisa Guckian, Rachel McGarry, Enya Guckian, Ellen Woods and Tanya Boyle.

Club Draw – The Club Draw for March takes place this Sunday night, March 18thin the Copper Still – usual prizes and music on the night.

This is Your Life – Easter Saturday night in the beautiful Lough Rynn Castle is shaping up to be a night of fun, mystery, surprises and entertainment as the Club are holding a “This is your Life” evening. So someone, somewhere in our area is presently going about their business oblivious to the fact that on Saturday, March 31st the Big Red Book is heading their way! What secrets will be uncovered, what stories will be told, what memories & achievements will be shared…all of course under the amazing guidance and probing of the talented Tommy Moran. So as you go about your daily life, be aware that Big Brother could be watching YOU. Whispers, secret meetings, undercover photography are underway as a “file” is being prepared on this unsuspecting recipient. One thing is for certain a great night of fun is guaranteed. Cheese and wine reception, music, raffle on the night. Tickets at €10 will be on sale door to door. See you there!