Connacht Scór na nÓg – Amelia Pajak sang beautifully in Claremorris on Sunday last in the Connacht Final. There were three excellent solo singers and any of the participants could have got through to the All-Ireland finals. Amelia may not have got the judges’ nod on Sunday but she was brilliant. A big thanks to her parents, mentors and Roisín Kennedy who organises all elements of Scór in Mohill. Anyone wishing to take part in Senior Scór should contact Roisín at 0872147350.

Lotto Results – No winner of our jackpot. Numbers drawn 6-9-21-26. Lucky dip winners were €70 Emma Reynolds Yonkers USA. €40 George Booth Mohill. €20 Kathleen Ward Mohill. The jackpot is €7300 next week.

Ladies Football – Good to see The Ladies County Board up and running. We wish them luck in 2019

AGM – Our AGM was very well attended on Friday last in the Clubrooms. Most of the officers held their positions and all were complemented on their good work during 2018. Colm Conway remains as secretary and will have Orlaith Gordon to assist him for the coming term. Treasurer Lisa Boyle gave a detailed account of all transactions during the year, which showed the Club in a healthy state. Seamus Mitchell took over as Chairman from Padraig McLoughlin who bowed out after seven successful years at the helm. We congratulate Seamus on his new role and with good experience at Bord na nÓg level he will be well capable. We take this opportunity to thank Padraig for the great things he achieved during his tenure. As he said himself in his emotional address, there were highs and lows, plenty of success and a few disappointments but he always put the Club first. We thank Padraig and know he will be always on hand to help out.

Connacht Scór Final – We wish the best of luck to our very talented Amelia Pajak in the Connacht Finals on Sunday next in Claremorris, the Club is very proud of this young lady.

County Game – The County team started the New Year with a great display against Mayo, a team that would have visions of winning the All Ireland. Well done to Shane Quinn and Domhnaill Flynn our reps on Sunday last.

Bon Voyage – Safe journey back to Australia to Derek and Kelly Canning and family and Deirdre McDermott and husband Steve. They had a joyous Christmas with their families

Nollaig na mBan – We thank Spirit Bar for providing splendid and plentiful food for the Mohill Club ladies who held their annual Nollaig na mBan celebrations on Saturday night. A great night was had by all

Brian Mulvey – We extend deepest sympathy to St Mary’s on the untimely death of their stalwart member Brian Mulvey. Brian was the friendly face in Pairc Seán on the big days as head steward and was conspicuous by his absence on Sunday last. This PRO enjoyed his company in the Millennium Choir for many years. He will be sorely missed by his daughter Bronagh, his partner Geraldine and his brothers and sisters. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Recent deaths – We extend deepest sympathy to the family of Peggy Ellis who passed away on Saturday last. Her two grand-children play underage for Mohill. Also condolences to Marie Walpole on the death of her brother JJ at the weekend. May they rest in peace.

Lotto Results – There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot the numbers drawn were 9-12-25-27. Lucky Dip winners were €70 Gerard Campbell Gortletteragh. €40 Brian Higgins.  €20 Leona Costello Mohill. Next Lotto is €7300.

Big Draw – Our Christmas draw was a great success and we thank those who subscribed all our faithful sellers and the crowd who attended on the night in Beirnes Bar. We congratulate Conor Beirne Clonbohill Eslin the winner of the first prize of €3000, also Gerry Bohan and Bernie who won the €1000. Gerry Kilrane won a weekend in Rynn Castle and the lucky people who won €100 apiece were, Colm O Reilly, Nature Trail. David Maguire, Gortfada, Emma and Laura Beirne Dromdoo. James Boyle Ballinamore. Peter Prior Aughawillan. Mary Faughnan, Lisdadnan. Other spot prizes were won by, Michele McGrath, Geraldine Browne, Padraig McLoughlin, Derek Canning, Maureen Lynch, Lisa Boyle, Geraldine McGowan, Claire McLoughlin, Padraig Browne, James Mitchell. Padraig McWeeney. We thank all who donated spot prizes.

AGM – The Club AGM will take place in the Clubrooms on Friday next Jan 4 at 8pm. Everyone welcome.

Lotto Results – There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot the numbers drawn were, 5-10-11-28. The Lucky dip winners were, €70 Debbie Kivlehan, €40 Clodagh Reynolds Bornacoola, €20 Thomas Casey Casey’s Bar.

Happy New Year – A Happy 2019 to everyone. Make it your New Year’s resolution to get involved with this great Club. Volunteers and coaches always welcome.

AGM – The Annual General Meeting of the Club will take place in the Clubrooms on Friday January 4 at 8pm. New members welcome.

Big Draw – The much-awaited draw will now take place on Friday Dec 21 in Beirnes Bar. Tickets are widely available for €20 and the first prize of €3000 would be very welcome just before Christmas as would the €1000 second prize. There are also   prizes of €100, so come along on Friday at 9pm and enjoy the night.

Lotto Results – There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot of €7100. The numbers drawn were 3-14-21-27. Lucky dip winners were, €70 Una Daly Aughamore, €40 Johnny Boyle Mohill, €20 May Tobin Mohill.

New Babies – We congratulate Sarah and John Farrell on the birth of their first baby last week- a little boy and they called him Óisín. Congratulations also to our senior captain Daniel Beck and his wife Gillian on the birth of their little baby girl, a sister for Emma. Mohill had a baby boom in the last two weeks as congratulations are also in order for Seadhna Logan and his partner Laura on the birth of their baby girl. We wish all three couples, their little babies and the grandparents a great Christmas.

Happy Christmas – A very happy Christmas to the staff of the Leitrim Observer for their great coverage, we thank especially John Connolly in the sports section who has obliged on many occasions during the year.

Big Thanks – We thank the people of Mohill for their continued support during the last year. We wish a happy Christmas and a great 2019 to our players, coaches and officers who work tirelessly all through the football season. Nollaig Shona agus Athbhlian faoi mhaise díobh go léir

Lotto Results – No Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn were 3-26-27-29. Luck dip winners, €70 Barry Bohan Eslin €40 Padraig Reynolds Aughamore, €20 Mary McGushin.

Big Draw – The draw was postponed to cover all areas until Dec 21. Prizes of €3000, €1000, numerous prizes of €100 and others. If you’re not in you can’t win.

Jim Foy RIP – We extend deepest sympathy to the family of Jim Foy Cloone who passed away last week. Jim and his beloved wife Mary have religiously over the past 30 years at least, contributed €5 weekly to our Jackpot. May his generous soul rest in peace.

Mullinalachta Abú – These footballing heroes from not so far away in north Longford are an example to every club, big and small in Leitrim and beyond. We congratulate them on their great victory over the massive club that is Kilmacud Crokes and we will be supporting them against Dr Crokes in the All Ireland Semi-Final.

Club Meeting – Club meeting tonight Wednesday in the Clubrooms at 8pm

New Manager – We welcome our new football manager Liam Keenan former centerfield star for Longford and Ardagh. Last year he trained the Longford County Under 21s. The Mohill panel is straining at the bit and looking forward to working with Liam and to another good year in 2019.

Recent Engagement – Congratulations to Ronan Gallagher and Stephanie Reynolds who got engaged lately. It is a perfect combination with Ronan our star player for many years and Stephanie a star in Drumshanbo. We wish them years of happiness together.

Big Draw – The big draw will take place on Saturday night next Dec 8 in Beirne’s Bar. Everyone is asked to put in a special effort as this is our only fundraiser for 2018. Tickets are a mere €20 with first prize €3000 and second is €1000 plus numerous others. It promises to be a good night out so come and support the club. Tickets will be sold on the night so you’re never too late to enter.

Scór na nÓg – Once again we had entries in most categories for Scór thanks to the Róisín Kennedy and her host of helpers too numerous to mention. Despite all that, we had only one qualifier for Connacht and we extend congratulations to Amelia Pajak who once again won the solo singing with her rendition of Mná na hEireann sung beautifully ás gaeilge. The other lovely solo singers were Maggie McKeon and Saoirse McWeeney.  Mohill had two sets of excellent figure dancers. Molly O Carolan, Nicole Ellis, Ruby Abbot, Ava Smith, Emma McGovern, Loren Scott. The other dancing group was, Layla Murphy, Hannah Gaffey, Kathlynn Ellis, Aobha Macklin, Alannah McGuinness, Ellie O Carolan, Abbey McCrann, Amelia Pajak. Recitation was represented by two funny ladies, Abbey McCrann and Orla McWeeney. The club had two Novelty Acts, and although not winning, they got a great reception from the audience. Novelty 1, Saoirse McWeeney, Hannah Gaffey, Thomas Mayock, Niamh McNabola. Novelty 2 Rian Walpole, Cillian Walpole, Shane Mayock, Michael Macklin, John Macklin, Ava McNabola, Orla McWeeney. Ballad Group was Amelia Pajek, Maggie McKeon, Saoirse Mc Weeney, Isabella Collins, Niamh McNabola and they were really good. Every child enjoyed the experience and once again we thank all the coaches and the parents.

Lotto Results – No winner of the Jackpot of €7000. Numbers drawn were 11-18-19-27. Lucky Dip winners were. €70 Catriona O Reilly Lough Rynn. €40 Thomas Meehan Aughavas. €20 Ryan Murphy Mohill

Under 20 Final – Hard luck to St Manchan’s who were beaten 2-11 to 2-8 in the Under 20 Final on Sunday morning last. Although the game was close all through Melvin Gaels were deserving winners and we congratulate them. A big thank you to Sean Kennedy and Shane Canning who took over the management of the senior and Under 20 teams at very short notice and brought both teams to County Finals. Sadly, Sean will not be available to continue as manager in 2019 due to work commitments. We sincerely thank Sean for his total dedication to training for the few short weeks he had available.

Beirne Family – Congratulations to Michael, Keith, Dearbhaile and Jonathan Beirne who brought great pride to Mohill last year winning Ireland’s Fittest Family. On Friday evening at the Leitrim Sports Partnership Awards in Rynn Castle they were deservedly acknowledged for their great achievement.

RIP Anna Reynolds – We extend our deepest sympathy to the Reynolds family Eslin on the death of Anna on Sunday last. Her sons and her grandchildren played underage for Mohill and all the Reynolds family have always supported the Mohill Club May her gentle soul rest in peace

Recent Deaths – We also extend deepest sympathy to the families of Patricia Grace O Malley Bradshaw, Michael Gilmartin, and Tony Reilly all great Mohill people who passed away this week. They have all played our Lotto and supported every fundraising we had over the years. May they all rest in peace.

Big Draw – Tickets are on sale with great prizes for a mere €20. Sellers are making their way to you. Draw will now take place on Dec 8. First prize €3000 second prize € 1000 and numerous other great ones.

Bórd na nÓg awards – Damian Comer gave out medals to our victorious underage teams on Sunday evening in Rynn Castle Hotel. We congratulate all the recipients and the coaches who looked after the boys and girls all year.

Under 20 Championship – Next Sunday at 12pm in Pairc Seán, Mohill will play Melvin Gaels in the inaugural Under 20 Championship Final. This comes as a result of a hard fought victory in the semi-final over Ballinamore on Sunday last. We wish the panel and Management the best of luck and as usual they would appreciate vocal support on the day.  The panel on Sunday last was, D Gaffey, D Mitchell 0-1, L Rowley, E Harken 0-2, J McNabola, S Harkin 1-2, E Keegan 0-1, T Mulligan, P O Neill. E Harkin 0-2, J Reynolds 0-4, R Murphy, F McGuinness 2-1, Jon Reynolds, J McCaffrey 1-0, J Boyle, R Maguire.

Underage Presentations – Galway star Damien Comer will present the underage boys and girls from Under 17 down with their medals in Lough Rynn Castle on Sunday next at 5pm.

Under 16 Ladies Shield Final – This was a brilliant game played under lights in Cloone on Friday last. The Mohill girls can be very proud of their performance as they fought until the very end and both sides played some brilliant football. We congratulate Carrick who were worthy winners but very little separated the sides all through.

Big Draw – Tickets are on sale with great prizes for a mere €20. Sellers are making their way to you. Draw will now take place on Dec 8. First prize €3000 second prize € 1000 and numerous other great ones.

 

Under 15 Champions – Finally, after two great games, with a strong, sporting Allen Gaels side playing their part, the Under 15s finally added the Championship title to the League won earlier in the year. We feel the pain for Drumshanbo as Mohill were very lucky on the previous Sunday to draw the game, but these boys never give up and this was a team effort with every lad, big and small playing their part. The club wish to acknowledge the input of the Cloone Club who have made generous contributions and make coaches available to all the underage teams. Well done to Mickey Quinn, Aidan Donohue, Matt Gaffey and John Baxter for looking after the boys during the year.

Lough Rynn Sponsorship – We thank the Lough Rynn Castle for sponsoring food for the players, mentors and a fair amount of supporters following the two Under 15 finals. Lough Rynn Castle and Manager Ciarán Reidy have been generous sponsors to the Club for many years now and Mohill is loooking forward to their continued support. They will hopefully be rewarded by success on the field of play in 2019.

Big Draw – The draw will now take place on December 8th so we need sellers to get going as soon as possible before the Christmas rush.

Under 20 – The first Under 20 Championship will commence next weekend. St Manchan’s will play Fenagh at 11am in Fenagh. Support as always is needed.

Congratulations – Well done to Carrick Hurling on making history in Leitrim by winning the Connacht Junior Club Championship on Saturday last. A great boost for hurling in Leitrim.

Lotto – No winner of the jackpot. Lucky dip winners were €70 Maura Heslin Cornageeha. €40 Mary McGushin Castle St.€20 Patrick Mitchell Drumcolligan. Next weeks Jackpot is €6800

Under 15 Final – The Mohill Under 15 lads were hit with two goals in the first few minutes of this keenly contested final in Carrick on Sunday last. This sucker-punch had the boys playing catch- up for most of the game and the Allen Gaels side playing great football. But with ten minutes to go our boys threw off the shackles and scored 1-4 without reply to earn themselves a draw. This was a great comeback with the young players from Cloone, Eslin and Mohill giving it their all.  The replay will be this weekend so we will be hoping to see a big crowd out to support. See fixtures for time and venue.

Big Draw – Due to events beyond our control the date of our Monster Draw is now set for  Dec.1st. Sellers are out covering the parish and surrounding areas so be generous with your support.

County Final Sponsorship – The Club received great support from businesses and ordinary people in the run-up to the County final. It is hoped to have a full list of sponsors for next week’s notes in this paper.

New Baby – Congratulations to Dee and James Campbell on the birth of their baby boy at the weekend. We wish them all joy and happiness.

Walking Track – We thank Michael, Keith and Dearbhaille Beirne three of Ireland’s Fittest Family and Eanna Madden International Athlete who officially opened the Walking track around the park on Saturday last. They all gave their time to the young children doing an obstacle course, racing around the park and playing football. It was a wonderful occasion and everyone enjoyed the experience. There was also a sad note at the opening, as the Under 10s bade a sad farewell to young Joel Wuabah and his family as they head to Ennis. The family was well integrated into the town with Caleb playing Under 17 football and basketball, Joel playing Gaelic and Prince involved in soccer with Steve Macklin. We wish the family Good Luck wherever they go.

Under 15 – The Under 15s will meet Allen Gaels in the Championship Final on Sunday next. They met Manor in the semi-final and had a narrow victory. The panel and scorers was, Luke Bohan, Gearóid Reynolds, Finn Cassells, Daniel Scott, Thomas McNabola, Brian Donohue, Eoghan Duignan, Conor Quinn 1-0, Domhnaill Duignan 0-1, Aongus McCrann 0-4, Seán Bohan 0-2, Keoghan Curran 0-1, Matthew Murphy, Conor Macklin, Jack Rowley. Subs used Shane Moran and Conor Keegan. See fixtures for time and venue and come out and support.

New Baby – Congratulations to Darren and Ann McLoughlin on the birth of their first little baby Fionn. We wish them and the Grandparents Padraig –our Chairman- and Claire health and happiness.

Walking Track – Storm Callum caused the cancellation of our Walking Track around the pitch on Friday week last. It will now to be officially opened by Ireland’s Fittest Family, The Beirnes, and international athlete Eanna Madden on Saturday next at 3pm. There will be underage blitzs and obstacle competitions. Come along all are welcome.

Intermediate Final – We congratulate our neighbours Fenagh on their fine victory on Sunday last and we commiserate with Annaduff.

Recent death – We send deepest sympathy to the Doonan family Cloone on the death of Bernadette last week. The Reilly family, Kephas, Jason, Pricilla and Stephen have all played for Mohill.  Kephas is still playing and their children are all attending underage coaching. May she rest in peace.

Div 1 League – We have a home game with Ballinaglera on Saturday next in Pairc Philib.

Lotto Results – No Jackpot winner. Numbers 12, 13, 14, 16. Lucky dip winners were €70 Justin Reynolds, €40 Mary Kelly Cloone, €20 Joe Notorantonio c/o Steve Macklin. Next Jackpot is €6000.

 

Congratulations Aughawillan – Firstly, we congratulate the Aughawillan team and Management on becoming champions once again. As always they were gracious winners and we wish them well in the Connacht Club championship. It is always difficult to defend a title and this was just not Mohill’s day. It was sad for the team and Management as no stone was left unturned in preparation for the big day. We thank the players and mentors who travelled long distances at their own expense to train in central locations, hopefully, they will gain from this experience and go from strength to strength. Ní neart go cur le chéile.

Jim Meehan RIP – The Club extends condolences to the family of Jim Meehan who died last week.  Jim was a pleasant and cheerful man and a long-serving officer of the County Board and his club Dromahaire. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Under 15 – These young men will contest the Championship semi-final with Manorhamilton next week