Under 11 – It was a busy week for football with mixed results. The Under 11s played their plate semi-final but Northern Gaels of Longford were too strong on the night.

Barna Recycling Under 13 – Both Under 13 teams will start their Championship against Leitrim Gaels in Leitrim Village at 7pm and 8.15pm.

Dunnes Bar Div 1 – Following their victory over Intermediate Champions Aughnasheelin on Saturday, the Div.1 team will play League leaders Glencar Manor in Pairc Philib at 8pm on Wed night. At the weekend they play away to Gortletteragh. Support as always is essential.

Dunnes Bar Div 2 – These men had two games in the last week. They had a narrow win over Bornacoola on Wednesday but were brought down to earth by a lively Cloone on Sunday last.

Lotto Results – There was no winner of last week’s Jackpot of €5800. Numbers drawn were 4, 14, 17, 24. Lucky dip winners were €70 Hugh Battrim Keshcarrigan, €40 Catherine Gallagher Mohill, €20 Padraig Reynolds Esker Aughamore.

Newtowngore Engineering Under 17 – The Under 17s started their Championship campaign on Monday last with a 1-11 to 1-14 loss to the visiting Glencar/Manorhamilton team. They travel the long journey to Kinlough on Monday 16 to play Melvin Gaels.

County Team – The County boys played their hearts out but were up against a strong Monaghan side on Saturday last. The team is young and there will be better days ahead. They can all look forward now to the Leitrim Championships.

Under 12 – Allen Gaels were Mohill’s opposition in the Cross Border Shield final last week in Carrick. Having met before in the build-up it was obvious that little would separate these two well balanced teams and in the end and just one point was the winning margin with Allen Gaels winning the laurels on Thursday last.  The team and scorers was, C McHugh, T Casey, A Kiernan, F McManus, N Mulligan 2-1, R Walpole, T Mayock, C Walpole 0-2, B McCrann, E Kilrane, K McCaffrey 0-1, R Gordon, D Beirne 2-5, E OReilly. Subs not used, C Tighe, J Dimmock, S Mayock, J Doyle, J Gyasi, H Afford. The younger boys will have their chance on Tuesday next in the other Div Shield Final in Pairc Philib at 7pm.

Newtowngore Engineering Under 17 Championship – These boys play Glencar on Mon 9th next at Mohill in Div 2 of the U 17 Championship

Dunnes Bar Div 2 League – On Wed next Mohill play Bornacoola in Div 2 of the League at 8pm in Mohill.

New Arrival – Congratulations to John McGuinness and Niamh Cunningham on the birth of their little baby girl Blaithín. A first grandchild for Phil McGuinness and Marian and Peadar Cunningham. May it bring deserving happiness to all concerned.

Farewell to Mary – On Wed last we said farewell to a great club lady, Mary Kennedy and we witnessed one of the biggest ever Guards of Honour in the town. Every team from under 6 up, boys and girls, the County boys and Longford rugby Club lined the Main Street from top to bottom showing their respect to the Kennedy family. Rest in peace Mary.

Lotto Results – No winner of the jackpot of €5800 Numbers drawn were 6-19-20-29. Lucky Dip winner were €70 Frankie Keegan Middlesex, €40 Jim and Mary Foy Cloone, €20 Elizabeth Casey Mohill.

Mary Kennedy RIP – Mary Kennedy who died on Sunday morning last after a brave battle with illness was the beating heart of this club. Her attachment to her beloved Mohill knew no bounds. She was a trusted officer for many years and over the decades washed and patched thousands of jerseys. Mary was a feeder!  Mohill would hardly have won our last few County titles without her unending supply of sandwiches and her large pots of pasta that would put any Italian mother to shame. She absolutely loved every one of our great young players and they have returned their love in full to her over the last few months. The club is indebted to her heartbroken family, her husband Johnny always on hand to help out, Róisín who keeps Scór alive in the Club and her three sons Seán, Ciarán and Ronan who are ever present in Pairc Philib Mhic Aonghusa. Mary’s two daughters-in-law Helen and Emer and her three grandchildren Cáit, Iarla and Keileigh have given her endless pleasure in the last year and her knitting needles were clicking away for the little ones. Their hearts are now broken, but they can be proud of a great mother who toiled endlessly at any task she was entrusted to. Ní beidh a leitheád arís ann. Rest in peace Mary. You will never be forgotten.

County Team – Congratulations to Leitrim on their big win over Louth on Saturday last and best of luck in the game with Monaghan this weekend. Our players Shane, Alan, James and Domhnaill will make their presence felt we are sure.

Recent Bereavement – The Club extends deepest sympathy to Alice McTeague on the untimely death of her young sister Carmel recently. Alice is a Ballinamore girl but works in Mohill and in the last few years Alice in her generosity, took part in our two big fundraisers, Mohll Does Strictly and Lip Sync. May her beloved sister rest in peace.

County Game – Best of luck to Leitrim on Saturday in the qualifiers. Especially, James, Alan, Shane and Domhnall, the Mohill boys.

New Babies – Congratulations to player and officer Erin Reynolds/Briton and her husband Joe a former Mohill player on the birth of their first baby, a little girl that they have named Harper. Congratulations are also in order for another former player David Faughnan and his wife Claire on the birth of their baby boy Jack last week. We wish them all every happiness.

Under 12s and 11s – These players had a busy week, coming from behind against Allen Gaels on Monday in both age groups to win, but outclassed by extremely strong teams in Clonguish later in the week. The panel of players who played Drumshanbo was.

Under 11 – P Bohan, C McHugh, S Bohan, D Reynolds, R Walpole 2-3, C Tighe, T Mayock 0-1, F McManus, E O Reilly, A Wynne 1-0, J Macklin 4-3, R Gordon 1-0, G McKenna, H Afford, L Diamantidis, S Mayock.

Under 12 – C McHugh, A Mc Kiernan, N Mulligan, E OReilly, C Walpole 2-1, F McManus, T Mayock 0-2, E Kilrane 0-3, K McCaffrey, B McCrann 1-1, J Macklin, D Beirne 4-0, R Gordon 0-1.

Lotto – No winner of the Jackpot of €5700, numbers drawn were 3-20-21-23. Lucky Dip winners, €70 Ann O Connor Mohill, €40 James Madden Lough Rinn, €20 Ann McCaffrey Cloone.

Ulster Final – Best of luck to our local chemist Ryan Jones as he lines out with Fermanagh in the Ulster Final on Sunday.

Div 4 – Our third string was the only adult team in action over the weekend and although not winning against Bornacoola on Sunday morning last, those present were treated to a high scoring game with a lively Bor side just going ahead in the last minute. The panel and scorers was, C Baxter, R Bohan 0-1, K Reilly, S Kilrane, B Kilrane, P Casserly, S Flynn 0-2, J Farrell 0-1, J Boyle 2-1, S Kennedy 0-3, C Beirne 0-1, D Wynne, J McGuinness 0-1, S Canning, T Mulligan 0-1, J Reynolds, J Mulligan 0-1.

 

Under 12s and 11s – These young boys are partaking in the Longford/Leitrim League. They have played Carrick, Killoe and Allen Gaels and this Thursday evening both teams will head to Newtownforbes to play Clonguish Óg, so we wish them well on their travels.

 

Lotto Results – There was no Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn 3-5-16-20. Lucky dip winners were, €70 George Booth Mohill, €40 Sylvia Booth Mohill, €20 Mary McGarry Rosduan. Next week’s Jackpot is €5700.

Jimmy Conboy RIP – We extend deepest sympathy to the Conboy family on the death of Jimmy last week. Jimmy played underage with Mohill and he was Captain of the Under 14 team that won the Championship in 1962. He was brother of Josie and Francie, uncle of Maureen McCrann Convent Road, and many more nieces and nephews all involved with Mohill GAA. Ar dheis láimh Dé go raibh sé

Under 15 – Congratulations to the Under 15 team that got the better of Allen Gaels on Friday last and were worthy winners of the League. The game was very competitive until the last 20 minutes when Mohill’s strength and fitness told and they were comfortable winners in the end.

Div 1 – A draw was a fitting result for Mohill’s game with Melvin Gaels in Kinlough on Saturday evening last. Scorers were, K Beirne 0-4, R Kennedy 1-1, F McGuinness 0-1, K Keegan 0-1, D Flynn 0-1, S Harkin 0-1, E Harkin 0-1, S Quinn 0-1

Div 2 – A great display by our very young second string on Sunday morning last against Kiltubrids first team, only two points separated the teams at the final whistle. Panel and scorers was, C Baxter, R Bohan, K Reilly, S Harkin, K Flynn, P Casserly 0-1, P O Neill. J Reynolds, S Flynn 0-1, J Boyle 0-2, F McGuinness 0-4, E Harkin 0-1, Evan Harkin 0-1, S Kennedy 0-4, J McGuinness 0-3, S Canning.

Under 12 – Both the Under 12s and Under 11s suffered defeats by St Mary’s in the Longford / Leitrim League on Thursday evening. They play Killoe in Killoe on Thursday next so better luck there.

Local Hero – Congratulations to Ryan Jones our local chemist in C&D Chemists who played a captain’s part in Fermanagh’s shock win over Monaghan.

Dunnes Bar Division 1 – As our nine best players were unavailable due to County participation the Club could not field a competitive Div1 team and unfortunately had to concede to Ballinamore SOH on Saturday evening last.

Dunnes Bar Division 2 – The Div 2 team played on Sunday morning and were narrowly beaten by Ballinamore. The panel and scorers was, C Baxter, S Harkin, J McGarry, K Reilly, D Mitchell, R Murphy 0-1, P O Neill, J Reynolds, S Flynn, J Boyle, S McGowan, E Harkin 0-1, J Farrell, F McGuinness 0-3, E Harkin, J Reynolds o-2, S Kennedy 0-2. We wish a speedy recovery to David Mitchell and Stephen Flynn who picked up knee injuries. Bon voyage to Shane McGowan who flew off to the USA on Monday last for the summer.

Westlink Coaches Under 15 – These young men are winning all their games and the last outing was against Allen Gaels on Monday last. They are assured of a place in the playoffs.

Lotto Results – There was no Jackpot winner the numbers drawn were 1-2-28-30. Lucky Dip winners were, €70 Anne Keville Annaduff, €40 Sean Kilrane Mohill, €20 Adam McGuinness Mohill. Next week the Jackpot is €5,300. The Club is anxious to raise much-needed funds and Direct Debits can be arranged for anyone interested in supporting Mohill GAA Lotto

Mohill Ladies – The Ladies had a good win over Drumkeerin on Sunday. Claire Beirne will head off to the USA this week and Aileen Flynn goes to South America both great footballers and they will be sorely missed

Recent Death – The Club extend our deepest sympathy to a great physio and sponsor for many years, Tony Coffey on the death of his mother Rose some weeks ago. May she rest in peace

New Baby – Congratulations to Sabrina and Adrian Scollan on the birth of their son Tadhg, a little brother for Terence.

Dunnes Bar Div 1 – The Div 1 team lost their unbeaten record on Saturday evening when Fenagh deservedly won out in a sporting encounter. Next weekend they play Ballinamore in Páirc Philib and hopefully, there will be a full squad available on the evening

Dunnes Bar Div 2 – These men and boys played well on Sunday morning but Annaduff’s first team had the edge, in the end, the scorers were Jordan Reynolds 0-6, Ronan Gordon, Stephen Flynn, Johnny Boyle and Peter ONeill 0-1 each. Ronan Gordon picked up a leg injury during the game and we sincerely thank Annaduff’s physio for her attention to him.

Westlink Coaches Under 15 – This age group are doing very well in the League campaign and their latest win was against a very strong Manor team with a scoreline of 3-11 to 0-14. Their next game is in Mohill on Thursday at 7.30 with Gortletteragh the opposition.

New York Scare – It was too close for comfort on Sunday last in Gaelic Park NY but thankfully Leitrim won and live to meet the Rossies in a few weeks. Congratulations to all the Mohill lads involved

Gabriel Moran – We wish a speedy recovery to Gabriel Moran who was seriously injured some weeks ago. Gabriel is a staunch supporter of the club and was a selector when Mohill won the Senior Championship in 1972.

Under 15 – These footballers have three wins under their belts, accounting for Ballinamore, Carrick and St Josephs. Result of fourth game versus Leitrim Gaels not available going to press. The panel versus Ballinamore was,

S Moran, G Reynolds, F Cassells, J Foy, D Scott, D Duignan 1-2, C Keegan 3-1, C Quinn 0-1, A McCrann 0-4, S Bohan 3-3, T McNabola, K Curran 0-1 , M Murphy 0-2 C Macklin 2-4, A Luby, J Rowley, O Moj, B David 1-0, E Duignan, A McCrann

No Funding – The Mohill Club cater for 14 teams and on a Saturday morning you can see up to 150 children Under 10 being coached. This is all played out in ancient and embarrassing facilities. A newly formed Community group applied for funding to improve the buildings. They left no stone unturned and indeed the whole application proved very expensive when the engineers, planners and legal costs were paid, but for some reason, the application was turned down. Needless to say, everyone is disappointed as is Sineád Guckian CC who did all in her power to help out.

Thank you – We thank the Cloone Club for their generous donation towards the Under 13 Final after party

Gabriel Moran – We wish a speedy recovery to Gabriel Moran who was seriously injured some weeks ago. Gabriel is a staunch supporter of the club and was a selector when Mohill won the Senior Championship in 1972.

Westlink Coaches Under 15 – This age group got off to a flying start on Thursday last in a high scoring game against Ballinamore. The panel and scorers was, S Moran, G Reynolds, F Cassells, J Foy, D Scott, D Duignan 1-2, C Keegan 3-1, C Quinn 0-1, A McCrann 0-4, S Bohan 3-3, T McNabola, K Curran 0-1 , M Murphy 0-2 C Macklin 2-4, A Luby, J Rowley, O Moj, B David 1-0, E Duignan, A McCrann.

No Funding – The Mohill GAA Club caters for 14 teams and on a Saturday morning you can see up to 150 children Under 10 being coached. This is all played out in ancient and embarrassing facilities. A newly formed Community Group applied for funding to improve the buildings. They left no stone unturned and indeed the whole application, cost the club €20,000 when they paid engineers, planners and legal costs but for some reason, the application was turned down. Needless to say, everyone is disappointed as is Sineád Guckian CC who did all in her power to help out.

Thank you – We thank the Cloone Club for their generous donation towards the Under 13 Final after party

Barna Recycling Under 13 Reserve League – This team played out a wonderful game of football on Thursday last in the reserve final but were just pipped in the end by a strong St Mary’s side. Every boy gave it his all on the night and great credit goes to them and their mentors A big thanks to Bórd na Óg for the lovely refreshments after the game. The panel and scorers were, D Beirne, J McCrann, N Mulligan, A Kiernan, C Walpole, A McGuinness, E Kilrane, L Flynn, A Mulligan, O Coka, S Curran 1-6, K McCaffrey 0-2, B McCrann, T Mayock, T Casey 0-1. D Duignan, J Doyle, J Dimmock, A Wynne, P Coka.

Newtowngore Engineering Under 17 League – The Under 17s completed their League campaign when they played Fenagh in the Shield semi-final on Tues last. Fenagh were worthy winners but Mohill played very well and most of the team are underage for next year. The scoreline ended Mohill 0-17 Fenagh 4-13 Scorers were C Quinn 0-5, C Mulligan 0-3, F Cassells 0-2, N Keegan 0-2, C White 0-1, K Curran 0-1, L Ellis 0-1, C Macklin 0-1

Barna Recycling Under 13, 15/aside Final – The Under 13s once more played St Marys in this final and although playing a wonderful game, were beaten by 3 points. There will a full report on this match in this week’s Leitrim Observer.

Christy Clyne RIP – We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Christy Clyne who died last week. Christy played football in his youth and togged out alongside Packie McGarty, Eddie Rowley, Eddie Foley and many other notables as a schoolboy in 1956. He was a much-loved postman for many years around Mohill. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Swan Bar Div 4 – The third string played Kiltubrid at the weekend but were missing a few key players, this left them short of scoring power. Those present played their hearts out but Kiltubrid were the stronger team and won well in the end.

Div 1 – Leitrim Gaels gave Mohill a run for their money in this Div 1 clash, but thankfully they held the Gaels to a draw so no harm was done.

Div 2 – Dromahaire showed no mercy to the second string on Sunday morning with an emphatic win. We wish Johnny Beirne a speedy recovery from an ankle injury sustained in this game

Div 4 – This squad had a big win over Dromahaire on Sunday. The scorers in this game were, J Boyle 2-1, S Flynn 0-5, B Lupton 1-1, T Mulligan 1-1, B Kilrane 0-2, N Flynn 0-1, P ONeill 0-1, C Beirne 0-3.

U 13s – The Under 13 fifteen aside and reserves take pride of place this week with both teams contesting finals at the end of this week. Check fixtures for details.the 15 aside tram and scorer was, L Bohan, M Tiernan, A McGuinness, E Kilrane, L Flynn, C Donohue, D Casey, J Rowley, E Duignan 0-1, C McNamara, M Murphy 1-11, S Curran, A Mulligan 0-1, A McCrann 1-0, H Boyle.

Reserve U 13 – The reserve team played on Wed and a brave Dromahaire travelled the long journey south but were just not strong enough for the Mohill lads. More about them next week

Lotto – There was no winner of the jackpot. The numbers drawn were 3, 11, 17, 18.Lucky Dip winners were €70 David Reynolds Eslin €40 Anthony Canning Mohill, €20 David Dorr Dundalk. Jackpot is €5300 next week.

Shay Reynolds RIP – The Club extend deepest sympathy to the family of Shay Reynolds Bornacoola who died last week. Shay was a great GAA Man for his Club and county and will be sorely missed. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé

Hilda McWeeney – The Club offer deepest sympathy to the McWeeney family on the untimely death of Hilda last Saturday. The McWeeney family have deep roots in Mohill GAA since it’s foundation and have contributed generously over the years. May she rest in peace.