Bornacoola GAA Club Notes 30/07/2018

Senior Championship – Our Senior Championship campaign got off to a disappointing start on Friday night last in Cloone when Allen Gaels were decisive winners in a one-sided first-round clash. The Gaels were very quick out of the traps and two goals inside the first 15 minutes, one from the penalty spot, ensured the Bors were on the back foot from early in the game and trailed by 7 points by the time Philip Howard was black carded in the 20th minute. Our best spell of the game was probably between then and halftime as the Bors settled a little, but nonetheless, it was the Drumshanbo men who held a 2-5 to 0-4 interval lead. The Bors needed a good start to the second half, but it was the Gaels who got one and their third goal – also from the penalty spot – put the game beyond any doubt. A poor night got even worse when Brian Duffy was stretchered from the field after an accidental collision towards the end of the game; thankfully the tigerish Brian has since made a full recovery. A Brian Conroy goal at the death was poor consolation for a disappointing Bornacoola performance as Allen Gaels coasted to their 3-14 to 1-7 victory. This Saturday we face Aughnasheelin in Cloone at 5.30pm. Team on Friday was Danny Farrell, David Mulligan, Damien Mc Guinness, Brian Duffy, Allan Croghan, Jason Conroy, Liam Mulligan, Gary Mc Closkey, Colm Farrell, Cian Mallon (0-1), Sean Mc Keon (0-1), Ollie Vaughan, Philip Howard, Damian Moran (0-4), Ronan Mulligan (0-1). Subs used Conor Mc Cauley, Anthony Mulligan, Brian Conroy (1-0), Mervyn Howard, Noel Mc Enroe
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 suffered their first defeat in the Championship when Melvin Gaels proved too strong in Gortletteragh on Monday week last running out 12 point winners on a 3-16 to 3-4 scoreline.
Robert Dobson RIP – It was with great sadness that we learned of the untimely passing of Robert Dobson, Rooskeynamona at the weekend. Robert, along with his brother Des, played for the club for a short period in the early 90’s. A very popular and well known man locally, we extend our deepest sympathies to Robert’s mother Georgina, brother Des, sister Elaine and his extended family and friends at this sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.