Bornacoola GAA Club Notes 03/07/2018

Ladies League Final – Congratulations to the Bornacoola/St Mary’s Ladies who captured the Division 3 League title after a titanic battle with Dromahair in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada on Sunday afternoon last. The girls prevailed by a point on a 2-9 to 3-5 scoreline. This is the girls’ second title since they formed last year, having won the Junior Championship last season. It was a great final that had all that you could wish for from top-class goalkeeping from Caroline Guckian, excellent defending and some great football played on the break going forward, and of course, the result was in doubt until the referee’s final whistle. While our girls got out of the blocks early with a Sarah Reynolds goal, it was the Dromahair ladies who grabbed a hold of the contest and by the end of the first quarter held a four-point advantage. However after a storming second quarter with some fine points from Aisling Leahy, Kelly Howard and Sarah Reynolds they entered the halftime interval on level terms, Bornacoola/St Mary’s 1-5 Dromahair 2-2. The second half was end-to-end stuff and there appeared to be nothing to separate two evenly matched teams. After Hannah Reynolds goaled to open a four-point advantage with ten to play, it appeared that perhaps our girls were making a winning break. However, Dromahair fought back to level and in the dying moments, Kelly Howard popped over the winner. It was a memorable victory for the girls and well deserved for their efforts all spring. Well done ladies. On duty on Sunday were: Caroline Guckian, Cora McCauley, Kathy Butler, Joanne McGushin, Enya Guckian, Lorraine Guckian, Emily Reynolds, Alison McKeon, Kasey Bruen, Sara Crowe, Aisling Leahy (0-5), Hannah Reynolds (1-0), Sarah Reynolds (1-1), Kelly Howard (0-3), Lisa Guckian, Rachel McGarry, Lauren Hackett, Hannah Bird and Ellen Woods.
Dunnes Bar Division 2 – The Senior team faces a busy schedule in the coming days with 3 games in the next week. The action begins this Wednesday, July 4th when we travel to Mohill for an 8pm throw-in. On Saturday Drumreilly are the visitors to Dromod at 7pm and then on Wednesday, July 11th we go to Cloone for another 8pm throw-in.
U12 Cross Border Plate Our U12’s travelled to Leo Casey Park in Ballymahon on Thursday last in the U12 plate where they played Forgney/Ballymahon. Unfortunately, they came up against a very strong team and did not manage to get the win this time. However, they played with great skill and strength and did themselves proud. Keep up the good work and you will get there next time. Panel on duty included: Senan Woods, Kian McCormack, Oisin Maguire, Emma Donelan, Eimear Healy, Aaron Carney, James McDowell, Conor Reynolds, Evan Bohan, Jonathan Boyle, Fiona Mulligan, Elana Kilrane, Keelan Lyons, John McGarry
U-11 Boys – Bornacoola played their near neighbours Gortletteragh on Monday evening in a very sporting and evenly matched Under 11 game. Early exchanges were fast and furious and the Bors were equal to the pace. It was fantastic to witness the skills of the game displayed by players so young and it was great to see such a high level of support from both clubs. The panel was as follows; Elly Conboy, Evan Bohan, Elana Kilrane, Conor Reynolds, Noah Beck, Kian McCormack, Jack Naughton, James McDowell, John Mc Garry, Rory Lanigan, Nessa O’Riordan, Rian Shanley, Kealan Lyons.Many thanks to Kevin Mallon for giving of his time to referee the match
Minor Championship The Minor Championship campaign for Rinn Gaels will get underway on Monday, July 9th when they make the short journey to Páirc Uí Choilligh to take on home side Annaduff. Throw in is at 7pm. Other teams in the group are Mohill, Melvin Gaels, Glencar/Manorhamilton and Dromahair.
U12 Girls – Our under 12 Girls had their third outing in the championship on Tuesday against our neighbors Annaduff The girls gave an excellent display of football where they showed great teamwork and took some excellent scores and came away with a well-deserved victory. The team was as follows: Emma Donelan, Megan Molloy, Blánaid Reynolds, Mary Shanley, Orla Hackett, Jolie Lyons, Elana Kilraine, Katelyn Boyle, Fiona Mulligan, Eimear Healy, Grace Duignan, Nessa O Riordan and Rachel Mallon
Cúl Camp Reminder – Don’t forget to register for Cúl Camp on – the Bornacoola camp is on from 13th to 17th August. Cost €60 1st child; €50 2nd Child and €40 3rd/4th child
Spin the Wheel The Club are holding a “Spin the Wheel” event 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. A great night of entertainment is assured. 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 cheque for €500. Your support would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in sponsoring a segment, contact Jonathan on 0877700081
Leitrim Game – Unfortunately no joy for Benny Guckian and his charges against Monaghan on Saturday last; however it was a great occasion and Leitrim certainly didn’t let themselves down and this young team will have learned a great deal from the experience. Well done to Damian Moran who finished Championship 2018 with 0-9 to his name and of course to our own U9’s who starred in the halftime game in front of a crowd of over 4,600 people. Maith sibh go léir; Liatroim abú!