Bornacoola GAA Club Notes 21/08/2018

Junior B Championship – Our Junior team got their Championship campaign off to a great start on Saturday evening last when they enjoyed an excellent victory over Dromahair in their first group game played in Drumshanbo. Dromahair started the brighter of the two sides and enjoyed a one point lead at half time, 1-5 to 1-4. However the Bors were a different prospect in the second half and once we registered our second goal, a victory was always on the cards. In the end, Dromahair only managed one second half point and the Bors recorded a heartening 2-9 to 1-6 victory. Our second group game will be against Glencar/Manorhamilton in Páirc Seán at 1.30pm on Sunday with a win needed to be sure of advancing to the next round.


Fun & Sports Day 2018 – Our thanks to all who helped out with and attended the Family Fun day on Sunday last – a great day had by all.


Senior Championship – Melvin Gaels provide the opposition in the Senior Championship this Saturday evening – throw in is at 5pm in Páirc Seán.


All Ireland Hurling Final – Our club’s Galway contingent – headed by Noel Carr and Padraic Naughton – were left with little to celebrate after Limerick’s great victory on Sunday; it was a happier story though for Niall Riordan with his strong Limerick connections. It was also an amazing day for our own Jonathan Boyle who starred in the Linerick colours in the mini sevens half time game at the All Ireland final in Croke Park – it was an incredible honour for this fine young man and indeed for the Bornacoola club and to the best of our knowledge he is the first Bornacoola man to play a part on All Ireland hurling final day. Maith thú Johnathon.


Ladies Intermediate Championship – Bornacoola/St Mary’s played their third championship match on Saturday morning last against the competition favourites St Francis in Ballinamore and despite putting it up to the Allen Gaels/Ballinaglera combination for the hour, the girls were defeated on a 0-14 to 1-4 scoreline. They got off to a great start with Aisling Leahy finding the net in the early exchanges as she latched onto a ball over the top and it was very much an evenly matched contest for the remainder of the half with the score at the changeover 0-7 to 1-3. However, the greater physical strength of the winners was telling in the second period as they wore down our girls to run out worthy winners, having added seven points to their tally to a single reply. Next up for the ladies is the final round of the round robin on September 1st when they face Mohill.  On duty on Saturday last were: Kathy Butler, Cora McCauley, Jasmine Maye, Joanne McGushin, Hannah Reynolds, Lorraine Guckian, Emily Reynolds, Alison McKeon, Kasey Bruen, Sara Crowe, Aisling Leahy (1-4), Lauren Hackett, Sarah Reynolds, Kelly Howard, Lisa Guckian, Ellen Woods, Rachel McGarry, Isabelle Chandler and Hannah Bird.