Bornacoola GAA Club Notes 04/06/2018

Division 2 – The form of the Senior team continues its upward trajectory as they made it three wins in a row when defeating table-toppers Allen Gaels in Ballinaglera on Saturday evening last. The Gaels began the game at a blistering pace and completely dominated the first 15 minutes; however their dominance in possession only yielded two points and the Bors slowly gained a foothold in the game to lead by 0-5 to 0-2 at halftime, against the run of play. However, Bornacoola were the better team in the second half and thanks to some excellent scores from Damian Moran and Sean Mc Keon in particular as well as a great display between the posts from goalkeeper Conor Hackett, they fought their way to a 0-13 to 0-6 victory. Team on duty was Conor Hackett, Brian Duffy, Jason Conroy, Kevin Mulligan, David Mulligan, Conor Mc Cauley, Liam Mulligan, Gary Mc Closkey, Allan Croghan (0-1), Kevin Shanley (0-1), Sean Mc Keon (0-3), Ronan Mulligan (0-1), Ollie Vaughan, Damian Moran (0-6) and Michael Duignan. Subs used were Brian Conroy (0-1), Liam Jones, Philip Howard, Damien Mc Guinness and Roy Keenan.

Club Draw – Our thanks to Cox’s Steakhouse for hosting the Club Draw on Sunday night last and also for kindly sponsoring a €50 voucher for the Restaurant. Winners were: €100 – Michael Mc Tague (Ballinamore); €20 each to Ian Hartford, Neil Shanley, Pat Farrell, Bradley Kelly, Criona Rogers while the aforementioned €50 voucher was won by Jonathan Duffy.

Underage News – Our U12 team began their campaign in the Cross county league on Thursday evening against our neighbours Gortletteragh. This was our first time to enter this competition which pits our boys and girls together against opposition from Leitrim and Longford. It’s also this groups first time to play at 13 a side and in a competitive game. On Thursday, in what was a very entertaining game from start to finish with both teams moving to the front on different occasions it was Gortletteragh who ran out eventual winners on a score of Bornacoola 6-10 Gortletteragh 10-7. The team on the day was Emma Donelan, Elana Kilrane, Jolie Lyons, Noah Beck, Fiona Mulligan, Oisin Maguire, Jonathon Boyle, Conor Reynolds, Eimear Healy, Kealan Lyons, John McGarry, Kian McCormack, James McDowell, Orla Hackett, Elly Conboy, Senan Woods. Our next game is away to St Francis Dromard next Thursday at 7.30

Under 11s – Our under 11s were out on Monday evening last against Sean O’Heslins Ballinamore. They played their hearts out in sweltering heat but Ballinamore proved too strong. A big thank you to Ballinamore for travelling and providing ice pops. The team as follows; Conor Reynolds, John McGarry, James McDowell, Nessa O Riordain, Kian McCormack, Adam Molloy, Jack Naughton, Megan Molloy, Elana Kilrane, Noah Beck, Rian Shanley, Ruairi Lanigan, Keelan Lyons and Evan Bohan.

 National Schools Final – Bornacoola NS Girls turned in a magnificent performance in their Shield Final with Aughavas NS on Tuesday evening but at the end of a most exciting encounter they just came out on the wrong side, suffering a two point loss. The Cumann na mBunscol final was played out in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in 26° heat but that didn’t deter the girls as they went about their business in impressive fashion. Level at the break it was all to play for but two late goals for the Aughavas girls swung the verdict in their favour. Our girls can nonetheless be very proud of their performance as they displayed great determination and teamwork and will have many better days to look forward to if they continue their rate of improvement which has been most noteworthy thus far. Well done to all the coaches at both Bornacoola NS and Bornacoola GAA Club who have contributed yo the improvement in these girls performance levels. Needless to say, a massive well done to Emma Donelan, Megan Molloy, Grace Donlon, Jolie Lyons, Katelyn Boyle, Eimear Healy, Fiona Mulligan, Elana Kilrane, Orla Hackett, Blanaid Reynolds, Elly Conboy, Hannah Costello and Grace Duignan who formed this year’s school panel.