Drumkeerin edge final league encounter

posted 12 Jul 2021, 03:27 by bornacoola leitrim

Division 3 

Drumkeerin 2-18 Bornacoola 3-9

Our Intermediate team travelled to Drumkeerin on Friday evening. In a hugely entertaining game, Drumkeerin got the better start, and established an early lead but the Bors battled back and two goals – one from Ronan Mulligan, one from Robert O Beirne – left the game balanced on a knife edge at half time as the home side led by 1-9 to 2-5. 

Early in the second half, Allan Croghan goaled to put the Bors in front. Drumkeerin had regained a slender advantage going into the final quarter, and when they goaled with five minutes left on the clock, it finally killed off the Bor challenge. Final score was Bornacoola 3-9 Drumkeerin 2-18. 

This completes our Division 3 campaign for 2021; all eyes now turn to the Championship. 

Team on duty on Friday was: Daniel Farrell, Jake Shiels, Liam Mulligan, Kevin Mulligan, Jason Conroy, Allan Croghan (1-0), Ollie Vaughan (0-1), Damian Moran (0-2), Mervyn Howard, Anthony Mulligan (0-2), Robert O Beirne (1-0), Gearoid Mulligan, Alan Bohan, Ronan Mulligan (1-2) and Brian Conroy (0-2). Subs used were Tony Shanley and Marc Mc Keon. 

Mulligan goal seals the points

posted 5 Jul 2021, 04:08 by bornacoola leitrim

Division 3

Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher 1-8 Bornacoola 1-12

Our.Intermediate team travelled to Glenfarne for a hard fought win in Division 3 of the league on Saturday evening last. 

Injuries to Sean Mc Keon and Damian Mc Guinness in the 1st quarter hampered the Bors plans, but replacements Jake Shiels and Gearoid Mulligan went on to play important roles in the eventual victory. 

The accuracy of Anthony Mulligan from placed balls and a well take second half goal from Ronan Mulligan proved the key features of a 1-12 to 1-8 victory. 

This Friday evening we are on the road again as we travel to Drumkeerin in our final league game – throw in is 8pm.

Team on duty on Saturday was: Daniel Farrell, Damian Mc Guinness, Kevin Mulligan, David Mulligan, Jason Conroy, Allan Croghan (0-1), Ollie Vaughan (0-1), Liam Jones, Conor Mc Cauley, Anthony Mulligan (0-7), Sean Mc Keon, Robert O Beirne,  Mervyn Howard, , Ronan Mulligan (1-3), Brian Conroy.. Subs used were Jake Shiels and Gearoid Mulligan.     


Aughavas deserved winners in Division 3 Clash

posted 28 Jun 2021, 04:03 by bornacoola leitrim

Division 3

Bornacoola 0-7 Aughavas 2-9

Our second game in Division 3 saw us take on Aughavas in Dromod on Saturday evening last. A very poor first half left us 2-6 to 0-4 in arrears at the interval and despite an improvement in the second period, it was the visitors who deservedly took home the spoils with a 2-9 to 0-7 victory. 

This Saturday evening we travel to Glenfarne for our next game – throw in is 7pm.    

Team on duty was: Daniel Farrell, Damian Mc Guinness, Liam Mulligan, David Mulligan, Brian Duffy (0-1), Jason Conroy, Kevin Mulligan, Anthony Mulligan (0-2), Liam Jones, Mervyn Howard, Conor Mc Cauley (0-1), Ronan Mulligan, Sean Mc Keon (0-1), Damian Moran (0-1) and Sean O Riordan. Subs used were; Brian Conroy (0-1), Ollie Vaughan, Declan Shanley, Allan Croghan and Robert O Beirne. 


Kiltubrid pip Bors in League thriller

posted 21 Jun 2021, 03:53 by bornacoola leitrim

Divison 3

Bornacoola 0-13 Kiltubrid 1-11

Our Division 3 league season got underway when Kiltubrid were the visitors to Dromod on Saturday evening last. A very competitive game, had its crucial moment in the first half when Kiltubrid were awarded and converted a penalty. 

In a game that was nip and tuck throughout, the lead changed hands on a number of occasions but ultimately Kiltubrid with the comfort of that first half goal did just enough to earn a 1-11 to 0-13 victory. 

Next up for the Bors is the visit of Aughavas this Saturday evening – throw in at 7pm in Dromod. 

Team on Saturday was Daniel Farrell, Kevin Mulligan, Liam Mulligan, Damian Mc Guinness, Brian Duffy, Jason Conroy, Ollie Vaughan (0-1), Anthony Mulligan (0-9), Liam Jones, Brian Conroy, Conor Mc Cauley, Mervyn Howard, Robert O Beirne, Damian Moran (0-2) and Ronan Mulligan (0-1). Subs used Sean O Riordan, Gearoid Mulligan, Declan Shanley   


Juniors exit championship at Semi Final Stage

posted 21 Sept 2020, 03:42 by bornacoola leitrim

Junior C Championship Semi-Finall

Bornacoola 1-10 Leitrim Gaels 2-10

Junior C Championship The Junior team were defeated by Leitrim Gaels in the County Semi Final held in Annaduff in glorious sunshine on Sunday afternoon last. Unfortunately we passed up on a number of good goal chances and a great save from the Gaels keeper in the closing stages, from a Kevin Shanley effort, denied us a shot at Extra Time as the Gaels held on to win by 2-10 to 1-10. 

That ends our adult activity for 2020 – well done to Aidan Reilly and Mark Mc CLoskey for their work with this team. 

Team and scorers on Sunday were: Conor Hackett, Liam Mulligan, Shane Conroy, Robert O Beirne, Kevin Shanley, Gary Mc Closkey, Sean Mc Keon, Liam Jones, Philip Howard (0-6), Alan Bohan (1-1), Bobby Shanley (0-1), Gearoid Mulligan, Ollie Vaughan (0-1), Michael Duignan and Brian Conroy (0-1). Subs introduced were Feargal Howard, Trevor Howard, Noel Mc Enroe and Mark Muldowney. 





Bors seal quarter final meeting with Annaduff

posted 17 Aug 2020, 04:00 by bornacoola leitrim   [ updated 17 Aug 2020, 04:01 ]

Intermediate Championship Rd 3

Bornacoola 1-13 Aughnasheelin 1-10

They may have been clearly the better team for long periods of this Smith Monumentals IFC clash last Wednesday but a wasteful Bornacoola were immensely thankful luck went their way in this crucial refixed contest against a battling Aughnasheelin.

At one stage during the second half, Bornacoola were dominating play but kicked seven really bad wides while Aughnasheelin had none. But it was a missed goal chance from a couple of yards and a somewhat fortunate goal for the Bors that proved the difference in the end.
Wasteful Bornacoola ride their luck against battling Aughnasheelin
Aughnasheelin were left cursing the woodwork when a Fintan Fitzpatrick shot rebounded off the post and fell right into the hands of an unmarked Cormac Sammon some three or four yards out. Sammon did what we all would, he hammered the ball as hard as he could but the ball incredibly hit the post again and rebounded clear.

Then, with Aughnasheelin having somehow recovered from a two point deficit to lead as the match went into added time, Brian Conroy's long range shot seemed to be heading over the bar but dropped short, keeper Martin McHugh contesting the ball with Shane Mallon. 

Incredibly, Mallon got just the slightest of touches to the ball, sending it past a helpless McHugh for a killer goal.

It was cruel luck on the home side who had hung in for most of the second half only to strike decisively near the end and it left them heading into a must win game at the weekend against Eslin.

Fintan Fitzpatrick opened the scoring with a free after a foul on Conor Cullen immediately from the start but the tone of the game was set with both teams hitting two bad wides in the first five minutes before Shane Mallon made a great catch, got up and fired over the bar.

Damien Moran chipped a lovely shot over the bar but nine minutes in, the deadly Gavin Sammon got in behind the defence and fired to the Bornacoola net. 

Bornacoola hit back with points from Ronan Mulligan and Damian Moran but two Fitzpatrick points, the second a lovely one from play, kept the gap at two while Niall Mulvanerty put a goal chance inches wide.

Two Shane Mallon frees ties the scores as an injury to Gavin Sammon robbed the home team of their best attacker. Bornacoola took advantage with points from Cian & Shane Mallon in added time, Fitzpatrick firing over to leave the halftime score at 0-8 to 1-4 in favour of Bornacoola.

 Fintan Fitzpatrick fired over a free inside 30 seconds to tie the scores but it was the Bors who were dominating only to hit some terrible wides with Damien Moran, Shane Mallon & Ronan Mulligan all missing the target but the most costly miss was Cormac Sammon's effort that rebounded off the post.

Bornacoola did look as if they were pulling away with an excellent Ronan Mulligan point and a Shane Mallon free but Aughnasheelin gave themselves a huge boost with a successful Mulvanerty free right before the water break after 48 minutes.

Both teams had wides but Aughnasheelin incredibly levelled when Niall Gallagher's shot went in off the post but Brian Conroy did well to gather a rebound off the woodwork to point on 58 minutes.

With the tension building, Aughnasheelin seemed to be coping better as Fitzpatrick saw a shot tipped over and Mulvanerty's 35 yard shot went over the bar, via the woodwork once more as the game was in added time.

But then came the turning point with Aughnasheelin complaining about a free that went against them in the middle of the park. The free was put across the field where Shane Mallon got a touch to Brian Conroy's long range shot to send the ball to the net.

Aughnasheelin hit right back from that body blow with Fitzpatrick pointing after a great catch from Conor Cullen but Bornacoola, with their tails up, finished with points from Brian Duffy and a monster 55 yard free from keeper Daniel Farrell to seal their place in the quarter-finals.

Bornacoola

Scorers: Shane Mallon 1-5, 4f; Damian Moran & Ronan Mulligan 0-2 each; Cian Mallon Brian Duffy, Brian Conroy & Danny Farrell (f) 0-1 each

Team: Danny Farrell, Jason Conroy, Daniel Mulligan, Kevin Mulligan, Sean O’Riordan, Allan Croghan, Brian Duffy, Cian Mallon, Liam Jones, Liam Mulligan, Conor McCauley, Anthony Mulligan, Ronan Mulligan, Damien Moran, Shane Mallon. Subs: Brian Conroy for O’Riordan (HT)

Aughnasheelin

Scorers: Fintan Fitzpatrick 0-6, 4f; Niall Mulvanerty 0-3, 2f: Gavin Sammon 1-0; Niall Gallagher 0-1

Team: Martin McHugh, Brian Boyle, Wayne Gilgunn, Richard McManus, Paul Earley, Damien Gilheaney, Christy McNulty, Cormac Sammon, Brendan Mulvey, Conor Cullen, Fintan Fitzpatrick, Niall Mulvanerty, Niall Gallagher, Gavin Sammon, Patrick Sammon. Subs: Dean Flanagan for G Sammon (18), Kevin McWeeney for Gilheaney (43), Gilheaney for P Sammon (48)

Referee: Cyril McKeon

*Report taken from leitrimobserver.ie

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