2020 Club Draw Tickets now on sale

posted 6 Jan 2020, 01:58 by bornacoola leitrim

Tickets for the 2020 draws are now available from Club members and for just €20 you will be included in all 12 draws for the year ahead.First draw for 2020 will take place on Saturday, February 1st in the Copper Still. 

Club Membership for 2020 is also open – Adult Playing Membership (which includes Gym access) is €100 (€40 for Students), Non playing members - €20, and non-playing membership (with gym access fee) - €100. Youth playing membership is €30 per player to a limit of €60 per family. Membership can be paid to Registrar Jason Conroy, Vinny Canning or Treasurer Brian Mallon.

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.      

Red cards decisive in championship defeat

posted 26 Aug 2019, 01:54 by bornacoola leitrim

Intermediate Championship

Kiltubrid 4-11 Bornacoola 1-8

The Bors suffered their first defeat of the Intermediate championship when falling heavily to a lively Kiltubrid outfit in Ballinamore on Saturday evening last. 

Bornacoola started the game well and enjoyed an early two point lead when Sean Mc Keon netted from the penalty spot mid-way through the half. However, Kiltubrid dominated the 2nd quarter of the game, goaling twice – once from the penalty spot – to lead at half time by 2-8 to 1-4.

Again the Bors started the second half positively but two red cards in as many minutes for Allan Croghan and sub Michael Duignan meant the last 20 minutes of the game were played with thirteen men against fifteen and in truth from then on the result was never in doubt. 

Kiltubrid rubbed salt in the wound by adding two further goals and ensuring a 4-11 to 1-8 victory. Our final game now takes place on Sunday week against Ballinaglera with qualification for the county quarter final very much on the line. 

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

Juniors defeat Leitrim Gaels in crucial encounter

posted 19 Aug 2019, 01:53 by bornacoola leitrim

Junior B Championship

Bornacoola 3-13 Leitrim Gaels 1-14 

The Junior team enjoyed a great win against Leitrim Gaels in Cloone on Saturday last in their second game in the round robin. A first half goal from veteran Brian Conroy set the Bors on their way, and the wily campaigner added another in the second half as did Kevin Shanley. 

With Philip Howard and Gearoid Mulligan in excellent shooting form – the pair kicked seven points between them – the Bors secured an impressive 3-13 to 1-14 victory. 

Its now one win and one defeat from two games and their final game against Sean O Heslins will ultimately decide which of those teams progresses to the County Semi Final. 

Team on duty was Conor Hackett, Shane Conroy, Damian Mc Guinness, Robert O Beirne, Gary Mc Closkey, Noel Mc Enroe, Liam Jones, Michael Duignan, Gearoid Mulligan, Roy Keenan, Philip Howard, Kevin Shanley and Brian Conroy. Subs used were Bobby Shanley, Colm Farrell, Trevor Howard and Ciaran Campbell.   

Bors maintain unbeaten run with victory over Aughavas

posted 13 Aug 2019, 02:29 by bornacoola leitrim

Bornacoola 2-10 Aughavas 0-14

We remain unbeaten in the Intermediate championship following a tense victory over Aughavas in Ballinamore on Saturday evening last. 

Bornacoola enjoyed much the better of things in the first half and aided by a goal from Ronan Mulligan held a six point half time lead, 1-8 to 0-5. 

The first ten minutes of the second half also belonged to the Bors and when Damian Moran scored our second goal of the contest, we led by 2-9 to 0-6. However, Aughavas came storming back into the game and scored eight unanswered points to trail by just a single score entering injury time. 

A late Damian Moran score relieved the pressure however and Bornacoola held on for a 2-10 to 0-14 victory. Kiltubrid are next up on Saturday, August 24th – time and venue to be confirmed. 

Team and scorers on Saturday were Danny Canning, Damien Mc Guinness, David Mulligan, Kevin Mulligan, Liam Mulligan, Allan Croghan, Jason Conroy, Liam Jones, Anthony Mulligan, Ollie Vaughan (0-1), Conor Mc Cauley, Cian Mallon, Sean Mc Keon (0-4), Damian Moran (1-4) and Ronan Mulligan (1-0), Subs used were Mervyn Howard (0-1), Gary Mc Closkey and Michael Duignan.  

Juniors fall to Glencar/Manor in championship opener

posted 13 Aug 2019, 02:28 by bornacoola leitrim

Junior B Championship

Bornacoola 1-11 Glencar/Manorhamilton 5-9

Our first game in the Junior B Champiionship took place on Sunday morning last against Glencar/Manorhamilton.

While the Bors produced a decent performance, Glencar/Manor’s ability to find the net proved to be the key difference in a 5-9 to 1-11 victory. 

Team on duty was Gerry Gearty, Mark Muldowney, Shane Conroy, Luke Jones, Noel Mc Enroe, Gary Mc Clsokey, Robert O Beirne, Liam Jones, Roy Kennan, Philip Howard, Kevini Shanley, Gearoid Mulligan, John Shanley, Brian Conroy and Conor Hackett. Subs Bobby Shanley, Ciaran Campbell and Karl Mallon.    Next up for the lads is a clash with Leitrim Gaels this Saturday evening in Cloone – throw in 5.30pm. 

Late goals salvage Championship point

posted 6 Aug 2019, 01:47 by bornacoola leitrim

Intermediate Championship - Round 2

Bornacoola 3-10 Eslin 1-16

Our intermediate championship campaign continued on Saturday evening when we faced Eslin in our second game of the competition in Cloone. 

In a truly remarkable game, Eslin led by twelve points at the interval, 1-12 to 0-3, before a second half Bornacoola revival that had goals from Cian Mallon, Sean Mc Keon and Anthony Mulligan at its centre levelled the scores. All three goals game in a two minute spell towards the end of the game. 

The Bors even managed to lead  briefly in the dying minutes before a late Conor Beirne free salvaged a draw for Eslin.

Next up is Aughavas in Ballinamore this Saturday evening – throw in is 5.30pm. T

Team on Saturday was Danny Farrell, Damian Mc Guinness, David Mulligan, Kevin Mulligan, Mervyn Howard, Allan Croghan, Jason Conroy, Damian Moran (0-2), Liam Jones, Liam Mulligan, Conor Mc Cauley (0-1), Ollie Vaughan, Sean Mc Keon (1-4), Anthony Mulligan (1-1) and Ronan Mulligan (0-1), Subs used were Michael Duignan (0-1), Cian Mallon (1-0) and Kevin Shanley. 

The Late Mary Mallon R.I.P

posted 10 Jun 2019, 06:42 by bornacoola leitrim

Mary Mallon R.I.P - An Appreciation 

Mary Mallon RIP It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Mary Mallon last week. Mary was a driving force in our club and parish over five decades and will be sorely missed by us all. 

Originally from Bunclody in Co. Wexford, Mary met her future husband Micheál in England in the 1960’s and the couple set up home in Clooncarne when they returned to Bornacoola in 1969. Given Mick’s love of football and Mary’s own passion for the GAA and pride in her adopted area, it was no surprise that she became deeply involved not just in the GAA club but in all aspects of parish life and the various organisations that are so key to promoting community identity and integration in rural Ireland. 

At the time of the redevelopment of our club grounds in the 1980’s Mary famously participated in the Baron of Bornacoola Mayoral campaign and many will have fond memories of the great social nights that were enjoyed at that time, It was typical of Mary’s selfless nature; even though her four sons – Peter, Seamus, Brian and Kevin – were still quite young at the time, she knew the club was in need and somehow found the time and energy to devote to a lengthy fundraising campaign. She was also a participant in Scór at various times – Novelty Act was her particular favourite – and helped prepare many groups over the years. 

The monthly Club Draw was a social occasion that Mary enjoyed enormously through the decades and indeed was something that she seldom missed. And if the chance arose to give a blast of Boolavogue on such occasions, then so much the better! 

She was also a significant driving force in the founding of the Bornacoola Community Development Association and the organising of the annual Lough Rynn Harvest Festival. For many years she served as Secretary of that group and while her approach was often unconventional (and perhaps occasionally lacking in subtlety!) there was no doubt that Mary had a way with people and could certainly get things done.

Hugely popular among all who knew her, Mary was undoubtedly a character and despite her huge and selfless contribution to community life was at heart a homemaker and family woman. To visit the Mallon household with Mary as Bean a’ Tí was to experience all that was best about our famed rural Irish hospitality. A cup of tea and a chat in the company of Mary and Micheál and somehow the world seemed a simpler more pleasurable and welcoming place. Fiercely proud of, and loyal to, her four sons, the arrival of her daughters-in-law (Mary, Ann Marie, Edel and Claire) gave her some welcome back up and female support in laying down the law around Clooncarne! 

To say she doted on her grandchildren would be an understatement but the values and belief system she passed on to them will be something they can treasure for the rest of their lives. Her great friend, confidant and co-conspirator throughout her life was of course her husband Mick, a man at the very heart of the Bornacoola club throughout his entire life. To him, to her sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, Mary’s brothers and sisters and to all who knew and loved her we extend our deepest sympathies. 

We are richer for having known her but poorer for her passing. 

Ar dheis Dé go raibh sí   

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