Covid 19 Assistance

posted 16 Mar 2020, 05:20 by bornacoola leitrim

The Club are coordinating a volunteer service that will help connect club volunteers with vulnerable members of our parish and surrounding areas who may need support at this time. If you are aware of anyone who may be vulnerable or in need of support, please let them know that this service is available and club volunteers can safely help with delivery of shopping or other supplies as required and in confidence. The numbers to contact are either Shane Reynolds (087 9751993) at the St Joseph’s/Cloonturk end of the parish or Sean Mc Guinness (085 1548578) at the St Michael’s/Clonmorris end and whatever help we can safely provide will be arranged. A national support number – 0818 222024 – is also available and you can also stay up to date via the HSE website

A Tribute to the late Mick Quinn, RIP

posted 16 Mar 2020, 05:19 by bornacoola leitrim

It was with sadness that we learned of the passing of a great club man in Mick Quinn (Ballygeehar) who died last week after a lengthy and brave battle with illness. 

Originally from near Ballinamuck, Mick was a prominent player with the club over the years and also starred on stage for the Bors along with wife Veronica as part of the renowned set dancing team that travelled the country in the 1980’s. Those great social times for the club were recalled in many stories over the course of the weekend and the memories of a special time in our history were brought to life. But Mick was also a prominent coach with underage teams in this period and his love for the GAA and for the club was inculcated in all of his children and the Quinn family contributed greatly to Bornacoola successes both on and off the field. 

Mick was fiercely proud of all of his children and indeed of their commitment to the club and daughters Siobhan, Aisling and Fiona were particularly well known for their participation on multiple Scór teams over the years. Sons Michael, Brendan and Kevin went on to star on the field in the Black and Amber at both underage (where they won countless medals) and adult levels before emigrating to Australia where they now reside. Kevin was also part of the Leitrim minor panel that won the Connacht Minor Football Championship in 1998. 

However, Mick’s love for his children was only surpassed by his love for his wife and great friend wife Veronica (Mahon), who sadly passed away in 2012. It was a blow from which I think Mick never truly recovered as you very seldom ever saw Mick without Veronica and vice versa. 

Sadly due to the current pandemic, the club and parish didn’t get to say the type of goodbye that Mick deserved over the course of the weekend. However, there were queues of people at the church on Saturday to sign the book of condolence and this gave an indication of the esteem in which he was held. Members of the club – many former teammates and many whom he had coached as youngsters – formed a guard of honour as his remains were brought from St Michael’s to the graveyard in Clonmorris on Sunday morning. 

To his children and grandchildren, to his brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews and the extended Quinn family we offer our deepest sympathies. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Aughavas hold on for narrow win

posted 9 Mar 2020, 06:16 by bornacoola leitrim

Secondary League Division 3

Aughavas 1-9 Bornacoola 2-5

 We travelled to Aughavas on Saturday last for our opening game in Division 3 of the Special League. 

Despite the poor conditions both sides contributed to a hugely competitive game with Aughavas holding on against the wind in the second half for a deserved one point victory – 2-5 to 1-9. 

This weekend we host Eslin in Dromod on Saturday in a game that will throw in at 4.30pm. 

Team versus Aughavas was: Danny Farrell, Kevin Mulligan, Brian Duffy, Damian Mc Guinness, Mervyn Howard, Allan Croghan (0-1), Liam Mulligan, Cian Mallon, Liam Jones, Jason Conroy, Conor Mc Cauley, Roy Keenan, Sean Mc Keon (0-1), Anthony Mulligan and Ronan Mulligan (2-3). Subs used were Conor Hackett, Gearoid Mulligan, Ollie Vaughan, Alan Bogan, Damian Mc Gowan and Tony Shanley. 

Second half start sees Duff over the line

posted 16 Sep 2019, 01:50 by bornacoola leitrim

Intermediate Championship Quarter Final

Bornacoola 0-8 Annaduff 1-17

Bornacoola completed their championship campaign on Sunday morning last when neighbours and intermediate championship favourites Annaduff proved too strong in a quarter final played in heavy conditions in Cloone. 

The first half hinted at a close game, but the loss of Damian Moran to injury had a significant impact on the game from a Bornacoola perspective. 

At the break the Bors only trailed by 3 points, 0-7 to 0-4, but Annaduff started the second half with three unanswered points and when a Bornacoola move up the field was intercepted it led to the crucial score of the game – a well work Annaduff goal that essentially sealed their victory on a final scoreline of 1-17 to 0-8. However it has been a decent year at this level for Bornacoola, one of consolidation and we’ll look forward to next year with renewed optimism.

Well done to all of the players who displayed great commitment throughout the year and to Seamus Mallon and his management team for their work. Finally a big thank you in particular to Joe Geelan for all the work he has carried out quietly in the background. 

Team on Sunday was Danny Farrell, Kevin Mulligan, David Mulligan, Damian Mc Guinness, Brian Duffy, Jason Conroy, Mervyn Howard, Damian Moran, Liam Jones, Anthony Mulligan, Conor Mc Cauley, Ollie Vaughan, Ronan Mulligan, Cian Mallon (0-1), Sean Mc Keon (0-7). Subs were Allan Croghan, Michael Duignan, Sean O Riordan, Robert O Beirne, Gearoid Mulligan, Brian Conroy Conor Hackett and Liam Mulligan. 

Bors seal quarter final with third Championship draw!

posted 9 Sep 2019, 02:37 by bornacoola leitrim

Intermediate Championship 

Bornacoola 1-9 Ballinaglera 0-12

Bornacoola completed the round robin section of their Championship campaign when they played Ballinaglera in Drumshanbo on Sunday last. With qualification for the Quarter finals at stake, it was a tense game throughout with both teams giving an edgy performance. 

The Bors did take control towards the end of the first half however when Cian Mallon goaled and this ensured we led at the interval by 1-5 to 0-6. The loss of county player Damian Moran to injury at the start of the second period might have proven a decisive blow on another day, but the young Bors continued to fight for their lives throughout the second period and in the end sealed their intermediate championship status, and a place in the quarter finals, with a deserved 1-9 to 0-12 draw. On Sunday next, we face Annaduff in the Quarter Final in Cloone – throw in will be at 12 noon. 

Remarkably, the game was our third draw in five championship outings - however the victory over Aughavas a few weeks back ultimately proved decisive in terms of qualification from the group and despite defeat to Kiltubrid in our penultimate group game, the Bors go into the County final having achieved their main goal for the season. 

Team on Sunday was Danny Farrell, Kevin Mulligan, David Mulligan, Damien Mc Guinness, Mervyn Howard, Jason Conroy, Brian Duffy, Liam Jones, Damian Moran, Ollie Vaughan, Conor Mc Cauley (0-1), Liam Mulligan, Ronan Mulligan (0-1), Cian Mallon (1-3) and Sean Mc Keon (0-4). Subs used were Anthony Mulligan, Sean O Riordan and Robert O Beirne.      

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