Conroy goals seals important victory

posted 26 Jun 2017, 02:26 by bornacoola leitrim   [ updated 26 Jun 2017, 02:26 ]

Division 2 

Bornacoola 1-14 Aughavas 0-8

Aughavas were the visitors to Dromod on Saturday evening last for an entertaining game in Division 2 of the league. The first half was an open affair and both sides passed up some excellent goal chances. The Bors in particular created three one on ones but failed to convert on each occasion although the power and directness of Ollie Vaughan and Philip Howard was causing plenty of problems for the Aughavas man. 

At the other end, keeper Mar Mc Closkey was relieved to see one effort from the visitors crash off the crossbar and a second go just beyoned his right hand post. However, it was the Bors who held the upper hand at half time, leading by 0-7 to 0-4. 

The key score of the game was a second half goal finished to the net by sub Brian Conroy which ensured a comfortable finish to the game for the home side as the Bors held out for a 1-14 to 0-8 victory. 

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

Comfortable victory for Juniors over Mohill

posted 19 Jun 2017, 03:53 by bornacoola leitrim

Division 4 

Bornacoola 2-20 Mohill 2-5

Another good performance and another two points for our Junior team as they overcame Mohill on Sunday morning last in Dromod. Bornacoola dominated the opening half but despite creating a number of goal chances, only Liam Jones’ effort found the net and ensured a seven point half time lead – 1-9 to 0-5. 

A goal from Ronan Mulligan midway through the second half effectively ended the game as a contest though Mohill tried hard until the end. Final score was 2-20 to 2-5 for the Bors. 

Panel was Mark Mc Closkey, Liam Jones, David Mulligan, Brian Reilly, Kevin Myulligan, Shane Conroy, Brian Duffy, Michael Duignan, Trevor Howard, Daniel Farrell, Ronan Mulligan, Liam Jones, Jonathan Duffy, Robert O Beirne, Aidan Reilly, Conor Hackett, Tony Shanley, Sean Muldowney, Gearoid Mulligan and Patrick Kozak.  

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. 


Exciting Summer of Events ahead!

posted 16 Jun 2017, 01:16 by bornacoola leitrim

There is an exciting array of summer events upcoming for members of the Club. Below are details of some of what lies ahead: 

Underage Trip to Croke Park – July 16th 2017
Open to Children in 2nd Class and up
Attend the Leinster Football Championship Final in Croke Park
Cost - €5 to cover cost of bus
Coaches will provide supervision

Underage Trip to Bornacoola Senior Championship Match – Weekend 28th July
Open to all Underage Children
More information closer to the game

Bornacoola Club Official Opening, 5K Run and Fun Day – 13th August 2017
5K Fun run and walk
Official opening of new clubhouse
Sam Maguire Cup on display
Fun day for children of all ages

Other Events to look forward to:
Bornacoola Cúl Camp – 14th to 18th August
U11 blitzes commence in early July
U8/U10 blitzes – 8 more to play; most taking place midweek with training on Saturdays. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for updates
U6s continue on Saturday mornings

Mixed Fortunes in busy week for Seniors

posted 7 Jun 2017, 05:19 by bornacoola leitrim

Division 2 It was a busy week for our Senior team as they played both Annaduff and St Marys in the league. 

First up was the local derby with Annaduff away from home on Wedneday evening last; a cracker of a goal from Ollie Vaughan put the Bors in a good position mid-way through the second half and a 1-6 to 0-7 lead; but it was the home side who finished the stronger and were good value for their 0-12 to 1-7 victory. 

On Sunday morning, St Marys were the visitors to Dromod. In the opening minute, Ollie Vaughan again goaled and ensured the Bors would get an early lead that they didn’t subsequently relinquish. Mary’s however played some great football in the opening period and were unfortunate to be five points adrift at the interval. The Bors improved considerably in the second period and aided by an Allan Croghan goal, eventually sealed a comfortable 2-19 to 0-10 victory. 

Team on Sunday was Mark Mc Closkey, Jason Conroy, David Mulligan, Brian Duffy, Shane Conroy, Conor Mc Cauley, Damien Mc Guinness, Michael Duignan, Gary Mc Closkey, Danny Farrell, Sean Mc Keon, Allan Croghan, Philip Howard, Ollie Vaughan and Trevor Howard. Subs used included Brian Conroy, Ronan Mulligan, Roy Keenan and Kevin Mulligan. 

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

New Club Centre nears completion

posted 11 Jul 2016, 05:56 by bornacoola leitrim   [ updated 11 Jul 2016, 06:00 ]

Work at our grounds in Dromod on the new Centre is nearing completion. The new clubhouse will be a two story development and will be in addition to the existing dressing room facilities at the park. 

The ground floor of the building will include a Welcome lobby and will consist mainly of a large meeting & function room area with a kitchen and servery to allow for events to be held in the centre. 

The 111square metre downstairs area will also contain toilet facilities. 


On the first floor, the club will be installing a sizable gym for the use of its players and the broader community. The gym will have a floor area of almost 98 square metres while a storage area and shower facilities complete the first floor element of the development. The Club have secured an element of lottery funding for the project; however with a total cost in excess of €120,000 the Development will require a large degree of fundraising over the next couple of years.The latest round of funraising culminates on Sunday July 17th with our 5k Run and Sports Day at the grounds in Dromod to which all families and parishoners are invited. 

Building on the project began in Winter 2015 and it is hoped that the doors will open on our new Clubhouse by September 2016. Above and below are some pictures of the up to date work on the site as it nears completion. 

View from the Upstairs Window onto the pitch

Work continues on the Downstairs Meeting room and kitchen area (right) and below left on the upstairs GYM area

Pitch side view of new facilities

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