Bornacoola GAA Club Notes 20/09/2018

Senior Championship – Drumreilly were the opposition in last Saturday’s Senior Relegation semi-final played in Cloone. The Bors got off to a slow start, failing to score for almost 25 minutes – points from Anthony Mulligan and Cian Mallon got us off the board eventually, but trailing by 0-7 to 0-2 at half time we faced an uphill battle in the second half. While we did manage to narrow the gap to just three points at one stage in the second half, Drumreilly retained control throughout and were fully deserving of their 0-13 to 0-9 victory. We now enter the relegation final where we will play either Aughnasheelin or Dromahair with senior status for 2019 at stake. Team on Saturday was Daniel Farrell, Brian Duffy, Gary Mc Closkey, Jason Conroy, Mervyn Howard, Conor Mc Cauley, Damian Mc Guinness, Allan Croghan, Anthony Mulligan (0-4), Philip Howard, Ollie Vaughan, Ronan Mulligan, Brian Conroy (0-1), Sean Mc Keon and Cian Mallon (0-2). Subs used were Michael Duignan (0-2), Liam Jones, Robert O Beirne    

Croke Park – Our underage stars have had a busy summer traveling up and down to GAA HQ; earlier in the summer, they were taken on a Tour of the stadium and visited the GAA Museum, while last Sunday, our U12 Girls team attended the All Ireland Ladies Finals with tickets for the game provided by the club. This Saturday it is the turn of the U12 boys team that fielded in competitions earlier in the year and they will get the opportunity to line out in Croke Park as part of the Connacht GAA national Go games day. Go neirí go geal libh a bhuachaillí.

Spin the Wheel – The first lucky person to spin the wheel was drawn on Saturday last in the Copper Still – congratulations to Leah Faughnan, Carrigart, Co Donegal. Further winners will be drawn ahead of the big night in October. Our thanks to all of our ticket sellers and everyone who supported this latest fundraiser.

Junior B Championship – Our Juniors face Aughawillan in the Junior B Championship semi-final on Saturday next in Ballinamore – throw in will be at 3pm. Best of luck to all involved.

Underage action – It was a busy morning last Saturday for our underage teams as we fielded two teams at U7 level in a local friendly in Annaduff. Our U5’s also travelled to our neighbours on Saturday and between the two blitzes, there were some great performances on display. Our thanks to Annaduff for their hospitality and a big well done to all our stars of the future for their endeavours in the black and amber colours at the weekend.

Lough Rynn Harvest Festival The Lough Rynn Harvest Festival and Vintage day takes place this Sunday, September 23rdin the grounds of Lough Rynn house.  All of the usual attractions will be in place and it once again promises to be the highlight of the year. There will be a huge variety of trade stalls, vintage cars, farm machinery, steam engines and a threshing display. Guided tours of the walled gardens will be available as well as the RSA Shuttle Bus simulator. With live music, a country market, craft village and demonstrations, zorbing, a rodeo bull and Irish whip wrestling as well as Amusements, face painting, Billy Bubbles Puppet Show, mini train, street theatre and the usual Bonny Baby, cat and dog shows, there really is something for all the family. Further information is available at   As ever stewards are required, so we would ask all club members who can to make themselves available on the day.