Annaduff (@1.08) vs Bornacoola (@7.0)
15-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Annaduff will win

Annaduff – Bornacoola Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 07:00

Sean McNabola leads the line but you definitely feel that the entire attack is contributing far more than they did last year in the run to the Intermediate Final. Annaduff started slowly and were lucky to draw the first day against Drumkeerin but interestingly, their tally of 2-8 was their lowest of the campaign so far and they have been regularly hitting the 20 point mark.

However it is worth noting that 1937 ended in controversy for Bornacoola. This left the final score at Cloone 3-2, Bornacoola 2-3. 1932 saw Bornacoola crowned Junior Champions beating Glenfarne in the final. The County Board upheld the result, and Bornacoola were incensed, withdrawing from the County Championship. This would have included: John F McGuinness, Tom Aherne, Gerry Shanley, Mick McGowan, 'Nipper' Shanley and Micky Donlon. In the years 1933 to 1937, Bornacoola played Senior football, but no titles were won. A match played against Cloone ended in uproar whan a Cloone supporter blatantly kicked back into play a ball that was going wide at the Bornacoola end line allowing Cloone to score a goal. The Bornacoola players on the Leitrim team selected to play Mayo in the Connaught Championship also refused to play.

Bornacoola won the county finals in both 1904 and 1905 but due to objections concerning one of the players did not recieve the cup on either occasion. Although there are no records upholding this accusation, it is known that McGuinness did play some tournement games for Clonguish, where he was employed as a National School teacher at the time. Packie McGuinness was the player objected to on both occasions, on the grounds that he played for Clonguish in the Longford Championship.

Recent fundraising through the Leitrim Wall fundraising campaign has afforded Leitrim GAA the opportunity to complete the development to a standard that all Leitrim people can be justifiably proud of. In addition to this, we are also most grateful to Tony and Bernadette McGovern, London and Aughavas, who have secured the naming and advertising rights to this property over the next 15 years. We are indebted to all of the people far and wide who have contributed to what has turned out to be a momentous scheme and we are sure that all will be delighted that their contribution has been put to excellent use. McGovern, Aughavas, is a name that has been synonymous with a huge degree of generosity towards Leitrim GAA over the past quarter of a century and this will continue into the future with the name being associated proudly with the conclusion of this development.

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Ballinaglera dropped just three points in the campaign, a one point loss to Eslin and a draw with Bornacoola while Carrigallen lost to both Annaduff and Leitrim Gaels, not a bad sign there against two of the big teams and they were competitive in both games. Like we said, there is not much in it and defensively, Ballinaglera have conceded just five points less than Carrigallen.

Subs: Johnny Donlon and Willie Molloy (Cloonturk). 1938 was an historic year for Bornacoola as they were crowned Senior Champions, beating Tully in the final. Reynolds, Tom Aherne, Micky Donlon, Gerry Shanley, Frank Diffley, John 'Nipper' Shanley, Tomas (Junior) Reilly, Packie Kerrigan, Jack Conboy, Mick McGowan. The team that represented Bornacoola in the final was: Seamie Mulligan, Willie Molloy, J.F.McGuinness, Willie Conboy, Willie Mulligan, John Ger.

1989 saw the re-inroduction of an Intermediate Championship and Bornacoola found themselves playing championship at that grade in the '89, '90, and '91 seasons, as it included teams in the bottom half of Division 2 and all teams in Division 3. In it's first year, 1989, Bornacoola again reached a championship semi-final. Bornacoola sportingly agreed to a replay but unfortunately Ballinglera took full advantage to qualify for the final. In the Division 3 League, promotion seemed within our grasp, needing just one point from the last two fixtures, but injuries took their toll in the run-in and both games were lost. However opponents Ballinglera fell foul of the referee and on the infamous day of the thrice taken penalty (three times missed!), the game was abandoned with ten minutes remaining.

The twenties was the only time Bornacoola did not have a team, and although the 'Black and Tans' and the subsequent Civil War militated against organised games, it would still appear that Bornacoola simply did not have enough players of sufficient calibre to make a viable team. Johnston's Bridge and Cloonturk fielded teams at different times but neither had any success. During the 1910 to 1919 era Bornacoola failed to field a team representing the whole parish. Players from the Rooskey and Cloonmorris areas played with Rooskey or Clonguish and those in the Dromod area tended to gravitate towards Annaduff, Mohill and Eslin.

To the McCartin Family, Newtowngore, we extend our sympathies on the death of Ann McCartin on July 26th. Anne will be missed byher husband Joe, son John, daughter-in-law Edel, grandchildren Olwyn, Ebha, Doireann, John and Tiernan, her sister Marie McCartin, brother Eamon, brother-in-law Tommy, sister-in-law May, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends. Her son John, Newtowngore Engineering, is the sponsor of the Leitrim Under 17 Competitions over the past two seasons.

Knock-Out Stage[edit]

At the draw held in Taylors, there was no Jackpot winner. The 25 winners were Sean Cox, c/oT.P.Cox, Dromod, Christopher Taylor, Drumsna, Lauren Cox, Corduff and Vincent Dolan, Furnace. The 50 winner was Lisa Duignan, Gortinee. The next draw will be held on Sunday night next in the Brandywell, Dromod where the Jackpot will be 4,000. The numbers drawn were : 6,7,12 and 18.