Caught in the act

Caught in the act

In the early hours of Thursday morning last some hanging baskets were stolen from Bornacoola GAA grounds beside the Copper Still in Dromod but what the culprits don’t know is that they were caught in the act on CCTV. More than likely they do not read this column, but someone who knows them might do and indeed the baskets are quite unique and will stand out wherever they are as being the ones matching the beautiful flower areas of Dromod. I was asked to publish that no further action will be taken if the baskets are dropped back to anywhere in Dromod this week.

Local soccer club

A meeting will be held in the old school Rooskey on Monday evening, 14 July at 8 o’clock to discuss reforming the club for the new season. Anyone interested in playing. please attend or let Aidan Reilly (0879725120) know before the 14th

Sports Day

Bornacoola GAA annual family fun and sports day will take place at the Club Grounds in Dromod this Sunday. The day will get underway with a 5km road race through the parish at 12 noon (registration is only €5) followed by Mass at our grounds at 1.30pm. There will be a chance to grab a cup of tea or coffee and some refreshments at the dressing rooms after mass, before Bornacoola’s underage stars of the future take to the field at approximately 2.15pm for the main event of the day – an exhibition game. This will be followed by Sports events and races for all ages, getting underway at roughly 3pm.  Throughout the day, there will be many other activities to engage in, including a cake sale, long jump, shot putt, long puck, and penalty kick competitions.  There will be a Barbeque running throughout the day, as well as Face Painting, Bouncy castles and the chance to test your skills at The Cube. The day will conclude with the intra parish adult Tug of War competition, with teams representing St Michaels, St Joseph’s, Rooskey and Dromod doing battle to see who will be crowned the strongest team in the Parish. It promises to be a great day out for all the family, there is no admission charge and we hope you can all come along and enjoy a great social, family and community occasion. We are also looking for volunteers to help out on the day – please meet at the pitch in Dromod from 10am if you are free to lend a hand. We’d also appreciate contributions to the Cake Sale which can be dropped off at the dressing rooms on the day.


Guess the Score

Bornacoola underage players are running a Guess the Score competition for this Sunday’s Connacht Final between Galway and Mayo. All cards should be returned to team mentors or Philip Howard before next Saturday, or can be left in to underage training in the Park on Saturday morning.

Cancer fundraiser

Cancer - we have all been touched by its devastating effects at some time in our lives, be it a family member or friend. We can only admire and be thankful for the care and support offered by the North West Hospice to patients and loved ones. We may have the best intentions at the time to give something back. Maybe now is the time. On Sunday, the 10th of August 2014, Annaduff GAA in association with North West Hospice and Tesco Carrick-on-Shannon are hosting a Family Fun Day. We invite you and your family to join us in our fundraising where you can make a donation or even sponsor a Hamper. If you our someone you know would like to give something back then contact Ciaran Dolan on 086 2666088.

Golf classic

Bornacoola GAA club will host their biannual golf classic on Saturday next, July 12th at Carrick on Shannon Golf Club. As usual, there will be lots of great prizes and we hope as usual it will be well supported. For more details or to book a tee time, contact me on 0862561023. Presentation of prizes will take place in the Copper Still on Saturday night at 10pm with music on the night.

100 Hour Challenge

A large number of Bornacoola’s underage players recently completed their 100 Hour Challenge in practising the skills of the game. The reward for those who completed this comes in the form of new kit bags. These will be distributed at the pitch this Thursday evening, July 3rd at 7pm. We’d remind all involved that their completed cards must be brought along on the evening also.


Bornacoola’s senior team were quite unfortunate to lose to Carrigallen in their second group game of the championship on Saturday night. A poor start allowed Carrigallen to get into a six point lead. Though Bornacoola reduced this to one point at one stage in the second half, the Bors could never quite get on level terms and in the end were defeated by two points. Gerry Gearty, Jason Conroy, Morgan Shanley, Shane Conroy, Aidan Reilly, Paul Hackett (0-1), Brian Reilly, Michael Duignan (0-1), Gary McCloskey, Damian Moran (0-2), Trevor Howard, Ollie Vaughan, Kevin Shanley (0-1), Philip Howard (0-4), Brian Conroy. Subs used: Sean McKeon, Conor McCauley, Alan Croghan and Noel McEnroe. Our final group game against Mohill will now decide our fate – the game will take place on the August Bank Holiday weekend. There was no joy for an understrength junior team as they travelled to Drumkeerin on Sunday afternoon to play Dromahair in their second group game. The north Leitrim men were on top throughout and cruised to a 2-27 to 1-4 victory. Team on duty was: Niall O Connor, Liam Mulligan, John Shanley, Gerry Moffatt, Roy Keenan, Niall McGowan, Mark Muldowney, John Bohan, Danny Farrell, Alan Bohan, Feargal Mc Gill, Conor Hackett, Ronan Mulligan, Sean Mc Keon and Daragh Healy. Sub: Declan Conboy.

Scouting Club

Kilglass/Tarmonbarry Scouting Club will be commencing in September 2014. An evening of interest and registration for your children to become involved in our scouting club will follow shortly. Adult Training is currently taking place. Presently we need donations of any surplus or unwanted camping equipment and accessories you have. Please contact Bryan McLoughlin, Kilglass (086) 4107 196 or Tony Doyle, Tarmonbarry (087) 933 1602 to arrange collection/drop of your generous donation. All equipment & accessories will be gratefully accepted.  

Clothes collection

Once again Bornacoola GAA club will be organising a clothes collection this year.  This was a great success last year, so if you are clearing out the wardrobes for the summer we will take it off your hands.  Collection will take place at our grounds in Dromod this Saturday between 11am and 12noon. If you can’t make it Saturday, there is also an opportunity to drop off your bags on Friday night from 8.30pm to 9pm or you can contact Padraig Jones or Martina Hackett to arrange for collection. We are also accepting books, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, soft toys laptops (must be intact with lead) and mobile phones (please keep separate)

Autumn Tour 
This year’s tour takes place from 7 – 11 August to Co Clare.  3 night’s Bed and Breakfast, 3 Dinners. Coach and Tour Guide at our disposal for duration of tour.  Deposit of €50 payable by cheque, postal order or money order to “Marathon” and send to Eileen Bambrick, Cootehall, Boyle, Co Roscommon, no later than 14 June 2014.   Balance to be paid three weeks before departure. Usual pick up points. Further details from Eileen at 086 370 2547.  No withheld or private numbers please.

Scrap metal collection

If you have any scrap metal that you require disposing of, Bornacoola GAA club will do so for you; all you have to do is contact Noel McCloskey 087 6454317 or Aiden Hackett 087 2024870 and it will be collected.

Basketball summer camp

Mohill Complex on Tuesday August 5th to Friday August 8th. Starting with 10am to 1pm for 5 to12 years old and 2pm to 5pm for 13 to18 years olds.

Contact Charlene 0862692977. myrhythmfitdance@gmail.com Everyone will receive a free basketball- booking must be made in advance.