compiled by Fergal McGill.
Bornacoola GAA Notes
A very exciting final group game in the Senior championship saw us defeat Mohill by 3 points on Sunday evening last in Carrigallen. It has to be said that although Mohill have been deprived the services of some of their better known players this year, there is a fine crop ofyoung talent in the town and they certainly gave their all for the jersey on Sunday.
However an excellant scoring return of 0-17 made up for the concession of 2 goals, and we now advance to the quarter final against Fenagh. The game will be played the weekend after next. Well done to Jason Conroy who made his Senior debut on Sunday.
At the beginning of the year, Jayo was playing for the Junior C team, but he patiently made his way up the ranksand played a major role when coming off the bench on Sunday. We look forward to more of the same from the 4th Conroy brother to don the Black & Amber for the first team.
An exciting Ladies final went all the way to the wire in Cloone on Sunday last and a last gasp point earned St Mary's a replay after an exciting hours football . Indeed, the town team had led for all but the last 5 minutes of the game and while it was a game that Bornacoola undoubtedly could have won, it might also have been lost.
An early goal from Carrick meant we were chasing the game for much of the hour, but when Kelly Howard goaled for the Bors in the second half, it reduced the deficit to just a point and 2 further points put us within touching distance of a first championship title. However St Marys battled back gamely and in the end a draw was probably a fair result. The replay is likely to be this Saturday so keep an eye on the fixtures section for further information.
A very disappointing performance from the Intermediate team ended our interest in the Championship when Aughawillan proved much the stronger team in Carrigallen last Sunday. Behind by 10 points at half time, Bornacoola did rally briefly in the second half and a well taken goal from Christopher Bohan offered some hope. However, the Willies steadied and were good value for their 2-10 to 1-5 victory.
The Bornacoola team was: Daragh Gavigan, Damian McGuinness, Richard Bohan,Gerry Gearty, Brendan Duignan, Shane Reynolds Gerard Moffatt, Peter Mallon,Trevor Howard, Nigel Derwin, Brian Mallon, John Shanley, Aidan Reilly, Bobby Shanley and Jackie Conboy. Subs used were Christopher Bohan and Daniel Canning.
Lough Rynn Harvest Festival
The festival has moved to Rooskey this year but all the usual attractions and a whole lot more have been promised by the organisers and indeed it looks as if this year's festival might well be the best one yet with more than 300 Vintage Cars, Crafts of all varieties from Boxty making to bucket making, entertainment with the likes of Johnny Carroll, Shanard and a Samba Band and plenty of entertainment for children including a Climbing Wall, Quads, and trampolines and much much more.
It is always a great day for all the family with an appropriate mix of culture, history and entertainment that gives the festival its unique feel and keeps the crowds flowing back year in, year out. Well done yet again to the festival organisers and everyone involved with the Community Development for the terrific community spirit they have harnessed and used so positively. All members of the club are asked to make themselves available for stewarding on the day.
The Minor team had a terrific victory in their semi-final last week on a scoreline of 2-10 to 2-8 and now play Aughavas on Friday evening in Cloone in the final at 6.30pm. Games between ourselves and Aughavas at this level have produced some wonderful football over the last couple of years and we expect Friday to be no different. Best of luck to the lads who have improved consistently as the year progressed and now have a real chance of capturing some silverware.
The U-16s won their second match of the championship against Manorhamilton on Friday last and will now play Dromahair in their final game on Monday evening next in Dromod. A win in this game would see this team into the U-16 championship final and add to what has already been our best season at underage level for some time.
The U-14s played some of the best football they have played all year but were unfortunate to lose by one point in an exciting game with Kiltubrid last Wednesday. The loss puts the team out of the championship for this year. It has however been a very successful year for the U-14's as they won the 11 a-side league title earlier this year. They have also been very competitive in the 13 a-side championship only loosing by the narrowest of margins in two of the games. Trainer Seamus Mallon would like to thank all the players and their parents for the dedication they have shown over the year.