Bornacoola GAA Club Notes 10/04/2018

Division 2 –  Annaduff were the visitors to Dromod on Saturday evening last, and a large crowd witnessed a close game full of the usual intensity associated with the local derby. It was the visitors who started the game in impressive fashion and after just 20 minutes, they led by 1-6 to 0-1 as the Bors appeared to be in difficulty in several sectors of the field. However, a strong rally approaching hhalf-timeensured the Bors registered the final three points of the half, to sit just five points in arrears at the interval. When sub Brian Conroy finished to the net 10 minutes into the second half, the gap was narrowed to a single point (1-6 to 1-5) and suddenly the game was in the melting pot. However but this was as close as the Bors managed to get and although it took an excellent save from Annaduff sub keeper Shane Cox to deny Damian Moran a late goal for the home side, it was the visitors who deservedly held on in an entertaining contest by 1-12 to 1-9. Next up for Bornacoola are Sean O Heslins who line out in Dromod on Sunday morning next at 12noon. Team and scorers were: Conor Hackett, Damian Mc Guinness, Jason Conroy, Brian Duffy, Mervyn Howard (0-1), David Mulligan, Liam Mulligan, Damian Moran (0-3), Alan Croghan (0-1), Cian Mallon, Sean Mc Keon (0-1), Danny Farrell, Ollie Vaughan, Gary Mc Closkey and Ronan Mulligan. Subs; Brian Conroy (1-1), Kevin Mulligan, Kevin Shanley and Colm Farrell.

Division 4 – Our Junior teams unbeaten run for 2018 came to an end on Sunday against Cloone. Trailing by 7 points to 4 at half time the Bors had a strong twenty minutes in the second half. With ten minutes to go we were trailing by just two points 0-10 to 0-8. Cloone then got a crucial goal and pushed on to add a further seven points in the final eight minutes leaving the final score Cloone1-17 Bornacoola 0-8.
Team and Scorers: Mark Mc Closkey, Liam Mulligan, Kevin Mulligan, Tony Shanley, Gearoid Mulligan, Robert O Beirne, Luke Jones, Colm Farrell, Michael Duignan (0-2), Roy Keenan (0-2), Daniel Farrell, Marc McKeon, John Shanley, Kevin Shanley (0-2), Jonathan Duffy (0-1), Cian Mallon and Ronan Mulligan (0-1)

Minors – Rinn Gaels completed their minor campaign when they travelled to Drumkeerin on Saturday morning last to play the Division 2 semi-final. In a game where the home side were deserving victors, the Gaels nonetheless passed up on a number of good chances that might have left the final score a little more reflective of a decent performance than the 5-8 to 2-4 results suggests. Team on duty was Jake Shields, James Doyle, Tom Reen, Brendan Davies, Ciaran Reen, Conor Niblock, James Cunningham, Oisín Niblock, Shane Reynolds, Odhrán Heslin, Mark Reynolds, Shane Mallon and Jamie Quinn. Subs were Ciaran Mc Glynn, Ryan Cunningham, Sean Og Hynes, Andrea Bacco, Sean O Riordan, Killian Mc Cauley and Ryan Lennon. The lads now have Championship to look forward to in July.

Ladies Football – The Bornacoola/St Mary’s Ladies played their third match of the 2018 League season on Sunday morning last as they hosted Aughawillan’s second team in Dromod. After a topsy-turvy encounter, they picked up their second victory but were left clinging on in the final few minutes as Aughawillan came with a late onslaught which threatened to derail their league ambitions.  Final score: Bornacoola/St Mary’s 2-13 Aughawillan 3-7. After a bright early opening the girls spurned a number of scoring chances but after settling in they managed to hold a four-point interval lead. A barnstorming third quarter saw the girls into a commanding position before the last quarter Aughawillan dominance aided by two goals which reduced the lead to a mere kick of the ball. The girls held out after a most enjoyable and competitive contest played in the first spring-like conditions of 2018. They are out again on Sunday morning next as they make the short journey to Annaduff to take on the home side at 11am with League Semi Final placings to be decided. On duty, on Sunday morning last were Caroline Guckian, Jasmine Maye, Cora McCauley, Emily Reynolds, Lorraine Guckian, Enya Guckian, Kasey Bruen, Alison McKeon, Aisling Leahy, Sara Crowe, Rachel McGarry, Hannah Reynolds, Lisa Guckian, Hannah Bird, Tanya Boyle and Ellen Woods.

Sympathy – The deepest sympathies of the Club are extended to the Mc Loughlin family, Cloncarne on the sudden passing of Ronan in England last week. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh sé.

U-13 League – Our U13 players had their last two league games with Gortletteragh this week.On a cold sunny Wednesday evening in Dromod, we played against a strong Kiltubrid outfit and were made to fight hard for a narrow victory in an excellent all round team display.We were unable to hit those heights on Thursday evening in Gortletteragh as St. Bridgids proved too strong for us despite a hard working performance from us. It is now on to the shield section of the league and we would like to wish our lads the best of luck in it. Panel of players used over both games David Doyle, Tommy Reen, Luke McManus, George Glaze, Nathan Ryan, Oisin Maguire, Jack Reynolds, Matthew Davis, Adam Reen, Riaghan Ward, Jack Gannon, Jonathan Duffy, Noah McNulty Senan Woods and Ryan Fanning.

Mothers and Others – Our Football for Mothers and Others got up and running again for 2018 recently – anyone interested in getting involved, should contact Cora Mc Cauley on 087 6104974

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