Bornacoola GAA Club Notes 07/08/2018

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