Mohill GAA Club Notes 11/12/2017

 National Club Tickets – We are now selling the National Club Tickets. There are wonderful prizes all provided by GAA Headquarters and all the proceeds go to the club. The ticket costs a mere €10 and among the hundreds of prizes is a car, All Ireland hurling and football packages. Great shopping vouchers. The Club will be making big improvements in the Park this year which will benefit the whole community so we ask everyone to buy a ticket or two.

Awards and Presentation Night –  This year our annual Presentation night will take place on January in Lough Rynn Castle. There is a big demand for Tickets so if you want to give one as a Christmas present put in your order immediately to Therese Foy.

Scór na nÓg – Thanks to the hard work of Róisin Kennedy our coordinator there were multiple entries in Dancing, Ballad Group, Solo Singing, Recitation and Novelty for competition but all was called off due to the snow

Under 21 –This final was called off on Sunday morning last.

Mohill GAA Club Notes 08/12/2017

National GAA Draw – Tickets for this draw are on sale locally for €10. There are some great prizes and all go to the Club.

New Baby – Congratulations to Sinéad McLoughlin and her partner Martin on the birth of their beautiful baby girl Sadie last week. Our Chairman Padraig and his wife Claire’s first grandchild.

Fittest family – The Beirne family are keeping Mohill on the map with great performances in Ireland’s Fittest Family on RTE at 6.30 on Sundays

Under 21 – St Manchan’s have qualified for the Under 21final which takes place in Pairc Seán on Sunday next at 2pm. On Sunday last they played St Brigid’s and it was another cracker of a game with good clean physical football played by both teams. St Brigids were minus their two County stars and Mohill played without Liam Rowley. Our scorers were, Keith Beirne 0-8, Fiacra McGuinness 2-2, Ronan Gordon 0-1, Oisín Madden 0-1, Ethan Harkin 0-1, Keith Keegan 0-1, Jordan Reynolds 0-1, OG.

PJ Carroll RIP – Former publican PJ Carroll who was laid to rest in Mohill last week. His boys Peter, Seamus, Cathal, Fergus, Cyril and Jarlath have all donned the green jersey of Mohill and continue to support us in all our fundraising from the US. To his dear wife Kitty and his boys, we send our deepest sympathy.

Liam Rowley – Congratulations to Liam Rowley who played in the Universities League All Ireland final where his college RCSI beat DCU, a first for the college in serious competition. Unfortunately, Liam got injured towards the end of the game and St Manchan’s were without his services on Sunday last

Girls Under 16 – The Under 16 girls keep the flag flying when they beat St Brigids in the Under 16 Shield final at the weekend. The girls have contested four finals this year and the future looks good. The team on Friday was, Chloe Mulligan, Ellen McGuinness, Rose Reynolds, Sophie Ferns, Emily Harkin, Sinéad McNabola, Niamh Beirne and Sarah Doyle were joint captains, Allanah McGuinness, Rachel Stenson, Sarah Boyle, Laura Casey, Kate McGuinness, April Doyle, Sarah Murphy, Geraldine Reynolds and Aobha Macklin. Bella Rowley and Sarah Dugdale were out with injuries on the day. Well done to Simon and Siobhán McGuinness who trained the girls all year.

Mohill GAA Club Notes 27/11/2017

Child Protection Course – The Club is running a child protection course delivered by Matt Gaffey in the Club rooms on Thursday,  December 7 at 7pm sharp. It is mandatory that any person who is any way involved with training or management of underage boys and girls have this course completed. Contact Claire Quinn the Children’s Protection Officer at 0868394767 to book your place on this course.

National Draw tickets – The National Draw tickets are now on sale in the town and surrounding areas. GAA Headquarters supply all the great prizes so every €10 you spend is going to the Club.

Caillin Canning – Congratulations to Caillin who has been recognised as Senior Club player of the year. Caillin has had a great few years with Mohill and well deserves this honour.

Eanna Madden –Well done to Eanna Madden who was awarded Sportstar of the Year on Friday in Rynn Castle. Eanna is a national winner in athletics but has made appearances in the green of Mohill whenever possible during the year. Well done Eanna.

Phillip Casserly – Another ex-player making the headlines is Phillip Casserly. Phillip was always a twinkle -toes on the field of play and he showed all his talent last week when he was the winner in Seán O Heslin’s Come Dancing.

Under 21 – The game with Gortletteragh/Fenagh was called off on Saturday and will be fixed for a later day. St Manchan’s will play St Brigids on Sunday morning in the next round. Come out and support.

Scór na nÓg

Preparations are under way for participation in this year’s Scór. Róisin Kennedy has dancers, singers, actors all practicing their acts.

Mohill GAA Club Notes 21/11/2017

List of Sponsors – In the run-up to the County Final, the Club was humbled by the voluntary donations of businesses and ordinary supporters. Here are some names, more will follow. We are especially indebted to Reynolds Bros Hardware who donated financially and then helped put up the flags and buntings. Last weekend they removed all the bunting, this is truly a great family business that puts the community first and the local people should give them all their support. Also helping out were, John and Julie Early, Gerry Mulkerrins, Kevin Mitchell, Padraig Browne, Healy Martin Accountants, Pat & Susan O Connor, Beirnes Bar, Ciaran and John Kelly, Joe Rowley, Brian Gordon, Shane Moran, Liam Higgins, Michael Farrell, Spirit Bar, Superbly Ballinamore, KP Like and Gerry Mc Cauley, Padraig Mc Weeney, Matt Gaffey, Declan Moran, Willie McHugh Electrical Dublin, Breda Mulligan.

Michael Lynch – Congratulations to our own Michael Lynch who won a rare All Ireland medal on Saturday last with the Longford/Leitrim Masters team. Michael played for many years with Mohill but bad knee injuries meant he missed out on Senior Championship medals. This will put a smile on Michael’s face.

St Manchan’s Under 21 – A Ballinamore side that was dictating play for most in this Under 21 game on Saturday in Pairc Philib, had to go home pointless when Evan Harkin scored a great goal in the last few minutes. This was a great goal that started in the full back line and ended in the back of the net breaking the visitors’ hearts. There was some great football played with high fielding and spectacular scores from both sides. The panel and scorers was A Keenan, D Mitchell, J Mitchell, L Rowley, O Madden, E Harkin 1-1, T Mulligan 0-1, E Keegan, E Harkin 0-2, K Keegan 0-2, S Harkin, J Reynolds, R Gordon 0-4, J Stenson 0-1. Next weekend we travel to Gortletteragh to play Gortina.

Mohill GAA Club Notes 13/11/2017

Under 21 – The game with Melvin Gaels scheduled to take place last Sunday morning was called off on Saturday. We now progress to the second round and play Ballinamore Seán O Heslins in Pairc Pilib on Sunday next at 12pm.  Ballinamore have a strong team so we need plenty of support next Sunday morning.

Dinner Dance – The Club will hold The Presentation and Awards night On January 20 In Lough Rynn Castle, starting with a reception at 7pm. This will be a great night, celebrating our various achievements during 2017.  Tickets will soon be on sale for €25.

Birthday Greetings – Happy Birthday to Keith (Squidgy) Keegan, who celebrated his 21st on Saturday last.

Mohill GAA Club Notes 06/11/2017

Connacht Club – Mohill played one of their best performances of the year on Saturday last when they came up against a strong Castlebar team in McHale Park. Unfortunately, Castlebar were the winners on the day but Mohill put up a great show and the sides were level going into the last quarter. It was a great experience for our boys and they can build on it in the years to come.

Into the West – We were treated like royalty by the officials in Castlebar on Saturday. There are no VIPs in that Club, Martin Carney was selling coffee and Willie Joe Padden- the Maradona of Gaelic football in the 80s – his wife was dishing out the grub. John Maughan was also there sending best wishes to Gerry Flanagan.

Acts of kindness – We thank our main sponsors Lough Rynn Castle for once again treating the Management, Panel and Officers to a substantial breakfast on Saturday morning before the game. Martin Moran then sponsored the meal for all in Castlebar. And on the way back we were invited to the Landmark Hotel where Ciaran and John Kelly had finger food and a drink for everyone in the audience.

The players – This bunch of players has given so much happiness to the town over the past three years. They have been a great example to all the young underage players and in all the celebrations following their victories, their conduct has been exemplary.

Padraic Davis – Alas this was Manager Padraic Davis’s last game in charge of Mohill Seniors. Padraic and his team of Pete, James, Ian and Gavin will be hard replaced. For three years he nurtured many good qualities in his willing men and boys and has left the club and players a lasting legacy. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you Padraic and wish you success wherever you choose to go.

Under 21 – Padraic Davis will continue with his young charges on Sunday morning next in Kinlough as St Manchan’s play Melvin Gaels in the first round of the Under 21 Championship. The game is at 12 pm.

Scór – Scór na nÓg will take place on Dec 10 and anyone interested in singing, dancing, music, recitation or novelty are asked to attend a meeting tonight Wednesday at 8pm in Fitzpatricks. Contact Róisín at 0872147350 if you can’t attend the meeting.

Irelands Fittest Family – Congratulations to Keith, Jonathan and Dearbhaile Beirne all Mohill players and their father Michael on winning the first heat in the RTE programme that goes out every Sunday at 6.30

Under 8s – Majella Higgins and Kevin Curran brought their Under 8s to The Den Club in Cavan where the boys and girls had a wonderful day. We thank Liam Higgins for sponsoring food for the youngsters

Mohill GAA Club Notes 30/10/2017

Connacht Club Championship

We wish the Senior management and panel the best of luck as they travel west to meet Castlebar in the Connacht Club Championship. Our boys are well prepared and will not fear the Mayo boys. Castlebar star Barry Moran has a strong Mohill connection with both his parents Martin and Mae hailing from the town of Mohill. Martin has a senior Championship medal from 1971 and over the years has held many high places on our executive. One thing for sure there will be a big welcome for everyone in Castlebar on Saturday next.

Recent death

We extend our deepest sympathy to Ann Early and her sons Alan and Paul and her extended family on the death of her lovely mother Peggy Moran Drumshanbo during the week. 2017 was a bad year for Ann as she buried her husband Luke, our great supporter this year. May she experience happiness in 2018 and may Peggy rest in peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sí

Mohill GAA Club Notes 23/10/2017

League success

On Saturday last in dreadful weather conditions, we won the Dunnes Bar ACL Div 1 title for the third year running. Melvin Gaels were our opposition and they were no walkover, but Mohill brought the cup home and that’s what matters in the end. Well done to management and panel who continue to train at home and further afield.  St Mary’s pitch was in great condition but driving rain and swirling wind made scoring difficult for both sides. We wish Oisín Madden a speedy recovery from the back injury he picked up early in the first half. Hopefully, Oisín will be back for our meeting with Castlebar Mitchels on November 3 in Castlebar in the Connacht Club Championship.

Mohill GAA Club Notes 15/10/2017

League Final

On Saturday next in Pairc Seán we meet Melvin Gaels in the League Final at 4.15. The usual support will be appreciated.

Lough Rynn Castle

Our main Sponsor Lough Rynn Castle under the Management of Kieran Reidy, pulled out all stops on the weekend of the County Final with lavish food and beverages on Sunday and Monday for the Senior team and Management. We look forward to their continued support in the years ahead.


In the next few weeks, we will name and thank the businesses of the town who generously gave help and sponsorship in the period up to the final. Without their support, the club would not survive and everyone should make the effort to shop local.

The silent workers

Behind our great victory last Sunday week is a small body of officers and club members, who all year, keep the wheels of the club rolling, emailing, taking photos, collecting sponsorship, putting up bunting and flags, scrubbing jerseys, and a team of 11 ladies and gents who provided food following training for the players over the last few months. We also had volunteer medics available all year to supplement the professionals. Well done all.

Recent death

We extend deepest sympathy to Micheál Casey, Springfield, Mohill, a stalwart player in the fifties who’s sister Mamie Farrell died during the week. May she rest in Peace.

Mohill GAA Club Notes 11/10/2017

Senior Champions 2017

Well done to players and Management who reached great heights on Sunday last in Pairc Seán and brought home the Fenagh Cup once more. The game was one of the best in recent times and great credit must go to Padraic Davis and his management team of Pete McWade, James Murray, Gavin Tonera and Ian Higgins who got these boys to this level of fitness. We thank our faithful supporters who came out in droves. Commiserations to the Manor team who put up a great fight, very little separated the teams and the game could have swung either way thankfully we came out on the right side. There were great jubilations as the team with a police escort entered the town on the back of a lorry decorated by Reynolds’s Hardware. We thank everyone who donated sponsorship and will acknowledge everyone soon.

Junior B

The Juniors started the weekend off on a high note by capturing the Junior B Championship on Saturday in Kiltubrid. With ten minutes to go Mohill were five points down and Manorhamilton were cruising but our boys staged an amazing comeback to win by one. This was a mixture of old and young players. 118-year-oldTadhg Mulligan was man of the match and veteran Martin McDermott of unknown age was the captain.

Mohill GAA Club Notes 02/10/2017

County Final

The stage is set for the biggest day in Leitrim Club football and Mohill has the privilege of being part of this spectacle. You just don’t walk into a final without massive effort and our panel and management have put in months of training in sometimes difficult conditions to get where they are. The whole parish and surrounding clubs will be out in numbers to cheer you on and may the best team win and may that be us

Club Colours

The town is resplendent in the green and white and it’s still not late to put out your flag and bunting. The local businesses have been very generous with their help and donations and deserve your custom. All will be mentioned in the programme on Sunday.

Missing Supporters

So many of our faithful supporters passed away before their time this year, the list is too long to mention but their nearest and dearest will know who we mean. They will be sorely missed on Sunday next.  May they all rest in peace.

Junior B Final

On Sat next in Ballinamore, we meet Glencar Manor in the Junior B final so everyone can go there and support these young and not so young players. It will give people a chance to practice their cheering in preparation for the senior game the day after. Best of luck to players and management Shane Quinn and Domhnall Flynn

Under 17

These young men played the last game of the season on Saturday last when St Joseph’s beat them by one point in the Shield semi-final. We thank the panel and management of Matt Gaffey and John Baxter who put in endless time training. We say goodbye to Tadhg Doherty who now leaves us to play with his club Cloone. Tadhg has played his heart out for Mohill –as do all the Cloone and Eslin players- since he was Under 12 and has developed into a handy player who will be a great asset to Cloone. The team and scorers was S Moran, F Cassells, J McGuiness, J Murphy, J Bohan, C Quinn, N Keegan 0-1, S Bohan 0-1. P ONeill, J Boyle, M Tiernan, J Reynolds 2-6, T Doherty, N McNabola 0-1, N Lennon.

Minor girls win

At last our lovely ladies have got their hands on a trophy. The Under 18s achieved this in a nail-biting Shield Final against Keeldra Gaels on Sunday morning last in Kiltubrid. The score was 4-1 to 1-9 and nerves were frayed all through. The panel and scorers was: Michele Hackett, Evelyn Reynolds, Sinéad McNabola, Sarah Doyle, Niamh Beirne, Emma Quinn 1-0, Alannah McGuiness, Clodagh Mitchell, Rachael Stenson, Gemma Stenson 3-0. Subs used were, Chloe Mulligan, Laura Casey, Emily Harkin while the rest of the panel was, Bella Rowley, Sarah Murphy, Ellen McGuiness, Sophie Ferns and Geraldine Reynolds. The victory was a fitting reward for Simon and Siobhán McGuiness who keep training the girls through thick and thin.

Mohill GAA Club Notes 25/09/2017

Senior Championship

Thanks to the hard work of mentors and players over the last nine months the people of Mohill can now enjoy the build-up to the County Senior Final in two weeks time. St Mary’s were at their peak on Saturday last and only a point separated the sides at the end of a tough but sporting encounter. Glencar-Manorhamilton will be our opposition on October 8. Get out your flags and buntings now and light up the town.

Under 13

After a long year of disappointments and near misses, the Under 13s, at last, got their hands on silverware, when they beat Drumshanbo in the shield final in perfect conditions in Fenagh on Sunday morning. This was a brilliant game of football with all the skills on view and only a point separating the teams in the end. Luke Bohan pulled off some great saves in goal while Adam McGuiness, Daniel Scott, Michael Tiernan, Eoghan Duignan, Jack Rowley and Cathal Donoghue were heroic in defence. James Foy and the towering Conor Keegan played very well at centre field, Conor covered every inch of the pitch and saved many attacks on the goal, he also scored 1-3. The forwards worked tirelessly and took their scores well, Senan Curran, Thomas McNabola 1-0, Colin McNamara 0-1, Shane Duignan, Matthew Murphy our top scorer all year scored 1-10 and Michael McDonagh. Subs were, Aidan Mulligan, Diarmuid Casey, Brandon Logan, Liam Flynn, Shane Mulligan, Anthony Lubey, Harry Boyle and the two injured goalies Oskar Moj and Aaron McCrann. We thank Paul Murphy, Seamus Tiernan, Kevin Curran and John McGuiness for looking after the boys.