Draw to take place for Golden Goal

posted 18 Sep 2017, 03:36 by bornacoola leitrim

The winning time for the Golden Goal in the All Ireland final was 1:23; however the winning ticket was unsold. A draw, to include all of the tickets sold, will now take place at the next Club Draw in the Brandywell on Saturday Sept 30th and the winning ticket will receive the €500 top prize.

Clinical Gortletteragh send Bors to Relegation Final

posted 11 Sep 2017, 02:06 by bornacoola leitrim

Senior Relegation Semi Final

Bornacoola 1-9 Gortletteragh 1-12

Gortletteragh ran out deserving winners in a close and at times exciting Relegation semi-final in Carrigallen on Saturday evening last. 

Our neighbours made the better start and enjoyed a 0-3 to 0-1 lead before a period of good Bornacoola pressure culminated in a goal from the penalty spot – Sean Mc Keon dispatching confidently to the Gortletteragh net. However Gortletteragh responded almost immediately when Jack Heslin cut through the defence to restore their lead with a goal of his own. At half time, we trailed by three points (1-7 to 1-4). 

The Bors dominated long periods of the second half, but failed to turn their dominance into scores. Nonethless with just ten minutes remaining, the Bors had deservedly pulled level (1-8 apiece) and the game was anyone’s for the taking. Gortletteragh though would finish the stronger, scoring four points to a solitary Bor response and clinching a 1-12 to 1-9 victory. 

Our senior championship schedule will complete in a fortnights time, as it begun, with a winner takes all clash against neighbours Annaduff for the right to play Senior Championship football in 2017.  

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

Ladies Secure Junior Title

posted 4 Sep 2017, 03:49 by bornacoola leitrim

Well done to the Bornacoola/St Mary’s Ladies who captured the Leitrim Junior Championship title with victory over Annaduff in Mohill on Sunday morning last.

Early goals key for Drumreilly

posted 28 Aug 2017, 03:39 by bornacoola leitrim   [ updated 4 Sep 2017, 01:53 ]

Senior Championship - Rd 5

Drumreilly 2-10 Bornacoola 1-7

Senior Championship We exited the Championship on Saturday evening last in disappointing circumstances when Drumreilly deservedly took both points in an engaging game in Páirc Seán.

 After a good start where the Bors led by 0-3 to 0-1, Drumreilly struck clinically for two well taken goals leaving the Bors on the back foot going into the second half, six points in arrears – 2-3 to 0-3. Drumreilly got the fast start in the second half and extended the lead to 8 points before the Bors hit back with a goal from Allan Croghan followed by a Damian Mc Guinness point. 

However, four wides in a row and the passing up of an excellent one on one goal chance proved crucial as Bornacoola failed to capatilise on the scoreboard from a period of solid pressure. Drumreilly eventually reasserted their dominance towards the end of the game and finished strongly to run out 6 point winners as Bornacoola finished the game with 13 men following two late dismissals. 

Team on duty was Mark Mc Closkey, David Mulligan, Jason Conroy, Brian Duffy, Shane Conroy, Damian Mc Guinness (0-1), Allan Croghan (1-1), Michael Duignan, Gary Mc Cloksey, Brian Conroy (0-1), Sean Mc Keon, Ollie Vaughan (0-2), Trevor Howard, Conor Mc Cauley, Philip Howard (0-1), Subs used were Liam Mulligan, Ronan Mulligan, Mervyn Howard and Kevin Shanley. 

Juniors exit Championship with defeat to Fenagh

posted 28 Aug 2017, 03:38 by bornacoola leitrim

Junior B Championship

Fenagh St Caillins 2-16 Bornacoola 1-9

The Junior team exited the championship on Sunday morning last when they were overpowered by St Caillins on a 2-16 to 1-9 scoreline. Goals in either half for the Fenagh men proved crucial and it was the victors who led by 1-8 to 0-5 at the interval. A second goal put the game beyond the Bors although a late John Shanley effort briefly offered some hope. 

Team on duty was Conor Hackett, Luke Jones, Brian Reilly, Kevin Mulligan (0-1), Tony Shanley (0-1), Liam Mulligan (0-1), Gearoid Mulligan, Mervyn Howard, Daniel Farrell (0-1), Roy Keenan (0-1), Liam Jones, Jonathan Duffy (0-1), Gerry Gearty, John Shanley (1-1) and Noel Mc Enroe (0-2). Subs used were John Bohan and Declan Conboy. 

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. 

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. 


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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