Seniors shock Manor in Championship thriller

posted 14 Aug 2017, 02:59 by bornacoola leitrim

Senior Championship Round 3

Bornacoola 2-11 Glencar/Manorhamilton 0-13

A hugely exciting Senior championship victory over Glencar/Manorhamilton in Shane Mc Gettigan Park on Saturday evening last got our campaign back on track after the disappointment of two early defeats in our group. 

After a promising start from Manor in which they dominated possession but squandered some decent chances, the Bors took over as the first half progressed and two goals, from Damian Moran and Philip Howard, as well as a series of excellent points put the Bors in a commanding half time position, 2-9 to 0-4 in front.

It was a resurgent Manor as the second half begun and the early dismissal of Michael Duignan reducing Bornacoola to 14 players, aided their cause as they clawed back the lead with the aid of the breeze, eventually reducing it to just three points as the game entered its closing stages. 

However, a terrific point from Liam Mulligan only four minutes from time (Bornacoola’s first of the half) broke a run of 8 unanswered Manor points and steadied the Bornacoola ship. Manor again responded, but a late Philly Howard effort ensured the Bors hung on for an important 2-11 to 0-13 victory. 

We still need to win the remaining two games in the group – against Dromahair and Drumreilly – to have a chance of progressing to the quarter finals. 

Team on Saturday evening was Mark Mc Closkey, Brian Duffy, Jason Conroy, David Mulligan, Shane Conroy, Conor Mc Cauley, Liam Mulligan, Gary Mc Closkey, Michael Duignan, Damian Moran, Sean Mc Keon, Allan Croghan, Philip Howard, Ollie Vaughan, Trevor Howard. Subs used were Damien Mc Guinness, Brian Conroy and Ronan Mulligan

Great day out at Official opening

posted 14 Aug 2017, 02:58 by bornacoola leitrim

 Our thanks to all who attended and helped out at the Official opening of our new clubhouse in Dromod on Sunday last. 

With the sun shining for most of the day, it was a wonderful day out for everyone involved and most especially the huge numbers of children in attendance. Our thanks to our special guests on the day including Connacht GAA President Mick Rock whose words in opening the centre hit a lovely chord, Leitrim GAA Chairman Terence Boyle and Gerry Mc Govern (Connacht Vice-President), Mayo All Star Cora Staunton, the ever excellent Tom Moran and DJ Damian Mc Guinness, as well as our direct line to the heavens, Fr Gerry. Sam Maguire also enjoyed his time in Leitrim and hopefully will be back to see us all soon.

To the army of caterers too numerous to mention, a huge mile buíochas and also to Kevin and Peter for manning the Barbeque. Our resident photographer Alan Carney was joined by the Observers’ Wille Donlon on the day and both got some great shots of the occasion. 

Finally to our underage coaches who kept the on-field entertainment flowing throughout the day. Well done to you all. Full list of sports results to follow and you can see all the pictures from the big day on our Facebook page. 

Mixed Championship fortunes for Adult teams

posted 8 Aug 2017, 09:32 by bornacoola leitrim

We suffered our second defeat in the Senior Championship when St Mary’s proved the better side in Cloone on Saturday evening last. In a game where the Bors certainly had good chances, St Marys greater efficiency in front of the posts was ultimately what swung the game as the Carrick team sealed a 2-16 to 0-9 victory. The Bors return to action this Saturday evening when they travel to Drumshanbo to take on Glencar/Manorhamilton in Round 3 at 5.30pm

 The Junior team got their campaign off to a great start however with a thrilling one point victory over Sean O Heslins on Saturday in Cloone. In a game that went right down to the wire, a late goal for the Bors was the key score in ensuring a 1-13 to 1-12. Fenagh St Caillins are the third team in the group and we will face them later in the month. The top team in each group qualify for the semi-finals. 


Annduff too strong in Championship opener

posted 31 Jul 2017, 03:39 by bornacoola leitrim

 Senior Championship - Round 1

Bornacoola 0-11 Annaduff 2-14

Our senior championship campaign got off to a disappointing start when we were beaten by a well drilled Annaduff team in front of a large attendance in Cloone on Saturday evening last. 

The first half was a very even affair and after 25 minutes the teams were level at 0-5 apiece and but for some stray shooting, the Bors could well have held the lead at that point. However it was Annaduff that finished the half stronger with two well taken points to lead 0-7 to 0-5 at the break. 

The key moment in the second half was a penalty for Annaduff just five minutes in, which extended their lead to five points. The Bors did respond well, recording the next two points in reply, but just as the game appeared to be entering the melting pot with 15 minutes remaining, a harsh refereeing decision when the Bors looked to have earned a free out, led to a turnover and Annaduff’s second goal which gave them a six point lead that in effect put the game to bed. 

The final score of 2-14 to 0-11 was a little harsh on the Bors but there is no doubting that our neighbours were deserving winners on this occasion. 

We return to Cloone on Saturday evening next when St Mary’s will be the opposition for a 5.30pm throw in. 

Team on duty on Saturday was Mark Mc Closkey, Brian Duffy, Conor Mc Cauley, David Mulligan, Shane Conroy, Jason Conroy, Damien Mc Guinness, Gary Mc Closkey, Michael Duignan, Damian Moran, Sean Mc Keon, Allan Croghan, Ronan Mulligan, Ollie Vaughan and Brian Conroy. Subs used were: Liam Mulligan, Trevor Howard, Kevin Shanley, Noel Mc Enroe, Daniel Farrell and Liam Jones.

Bors fade in extra time defeat to Willies

posted 17 Jul 2017, 01:58 by bornacoola leitrim

Division 4  Promotion Play-Off

Bornacoola 0-11 Aughawillan 2-10

Our Division 4 team faced Aughawillan in a promotion play-off on Sunday morning last in Fenagh. Bornacoola dominated the opening period but squandered a number of good chances and were made to pay when the Willies scored an opportune goal towards the end of the half which meant the teams were level at the break, 1-3 to 0-6. 

The Bors enjoyed the best of the third quarter and entering the final five minutes were three points to the good. However, the Willies finished very strongly and aided by a well taken goal, took the lead as the clock ticked down. 

A late Aiden Reilly point brought the game to extra time but the Bors failed to score in the two additional periods and it was Aughawillan who deservedly secured promotion and a place in the league final on a scoreline of 2-10 to 0-11. 

Bor team on duty was Mark Mc Closkey, Liam Mulligan, David Mulligan, Brian Reilly, Brian Duffy, Shane Conroy, Kevin Mulligan, Trevor Howard, Michael Duignan, Sean Muldowney, Ronan Mulligan, Jonathan Duffy, Danny Farrell, Liam Jones and Aidan Reilly. 

Latest Underage News

posted 16 Jun 2017, 02:37 by bornacoola leitrim

Under 12 Girls Team
Our under 12 Girls were out for the first time this year against Fenagh and gave a brilliant display. We now  have 16 girls  playing under 12 football.  It has been a number of years since Bornacoola had a girls team so a big thank you to their coaches Joan Lyons,
Annemarie Boyle and Karena Reynolds for promoting girls football within the club.  

Training for girls takes place every Thursday evening.  Our under 12 team  against Fenagh were as follows; Lauren McGarry, Grace Donlon, Elly Healy, Emer Healy, Joan Lyons, Hannah Costello, Emma Donlon, Sarah Donlon, Elana Kilrane, Megan Molloy, Katyln Boyle, Rachael Mallon, Fiona Mulligan, Blainid Reynolds, Orla Hackett and Nessa O’Riordain.

Under 8/10’s
Our under 8’s and 10’s were out against Fenagh last Saturday and it was a great day.  We had 15 Under 10’s and 20 under 8’s in action so a great days fun was had by all.  A big thank you to Fenagh for their wonderful hospitality. Further mid week blitzes will take place all over the Summer.

Under 11’s
Our Under 11’s will commence midweek football blitzes in early July.

Under 12’s
Our Under 12’s are training and playing competitive football with Gortletteragh this year.  They are currently busy with the cross county league.  Jack Gannon, Conor Fanning, Ryan Fanning, Jonathon Boyle and Oisin Maguire are all representing Bornacoola in Gortletteragh. 

Under 13’s
Our Under 13’s are also training and playing competitive football with Gortletteragh this year.  This have completed one round of competitive matches and were narrowly beaten in the final.  Further matches will be scheduled during the Summer.  Well done to  Szymon Kozak, Jack Gannon, Conor Fanning, Ryan Fanning, Jonathon Boyle and Oisin Maguire who all took part in the final.

We had planned on starting mid week training at the end of June for our underage players.  However, we now have blitzes/matches scheduled mid week for most of the summer with our Under 8/10/11/ 12/13’s so this will replace the training session. 


Cúl Camps in Bornacoola in August

posted 2 May 2017, 01:26 by bornacoola leitrim

The club will be hosting a GAA Cúl camp in our grounds in Dromod from the 14th to the 18th of August this year. 

It is the first time that the hugely successful Kellogs Cúl Camps will be coming to Bornacoola and we would urge all parents to register their children online as soon as possible to ensure it will proceed. 

The camp will take place from 10.30am to 2.30pm daily and is for all boys and girls aged between 6 and 13. The cost is €6- for the 1st child, €50 for the second and €40 for subsequent children; however, all who attend receive the free Cúl Camp training gear and the Cúl Camp back pack. 

You can book online now at so don’t delay and register today!

Bors in Group B for Senior Championship

posted 25 Apr 2017, 02:03 by bornacoola leitrim

Bornacoola have been paired with neighbours Annaduff as well as Glencar/Manorhamilton, St Patrick’s Dromahair, Drumreilly and St Mary’s in the group stage of the 2017 Senior Championship. 

This year, for the first time, the Championship will be based on two groups of six teams and in last night's live Shannonside FM draw, Bornacoola found themselves in Group B. 

                                                                    Action from Leitrim SFC 2012 - Bornacoola v Drumreilly

The game of most interest to neutrals will be the clash of Bornacoola and Annaduff. The sides last met in the Relegation semi-final last September when the Bors came from behind to record a two point victory. It was a similar story when the sides met in 2014 at the same stage of the Championship, when the Bors came from behind to seal a 0-14 to 1-7 victory. Annaduff's last championship win against the Bors was ina 7th/8th place play-off in 2013. 

Glencar/Manor and St Marys will rightly be regarded as favourites for the group and the Bors have not had a good record against either side in recent years. In 2015, Bornacoola suffered a 1-18 to 0-7 defeat to Manor and in 2016 St Mary's triumphed over the Black and Amber men by 2-13 to 1-10.  Our last victory over Manor came in the 2011 Championship in a classic game in which the Bors triumphed by a single point under the tutelage of Seamus Mallon, while one has to go all the way back to 2007 to find a Bornacoola victory over St Marys in the Championship.

Dromahair earned their place in the Senior Championship when they captured the county Intermediate crown in 2014. Since then, they have proven somewhat of a bogey team for the Bors with Championship victories coming the North Leitrim men's way in both 2015 (when they triumped by three points) and last year when they edged home on a 2-7 to 0-12 scoreline in a close game in Ballinamore. 

Bornacoola's last Championship outing against Drumreilly came in 2012, when the Black and Amber were comfortable 0-14 to 0-6 winners. 

Late Late Show a great success

posted 18 Apr 2017, 01:44 by bornacoola leitrim

On Sunday night last, the Club held a fundraising event in Lough Rynn Castle and a fantastic night was had by all.Tommy Moran was in fine form as he put our guests through their paces. A mixture of music, chat and Irish devilment was the order of the night.

The organising committee would like to thank everyone who helped to make the night such a great success including Tommy Moran and all of the guests, Ciarian Reidy & the staff at Lough Rynn, all our sponsors for the night & throughout the year and of course each and every member of the audience.

 It was a great to see so many locals and extended families out supporting the Club, and community spirit alive and well. 

2016 Review of the Year available to download now!

posted 19 Dec 2016, 08:06 by bornacoola leitrim

The 2016 Bornacoola GAA Review of the Year is available to download below

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