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

Senior Final – On Sunday afternoon Mohill will meet Aughawillan in the Senior Championship Final. Both Teams have been consistent over the last four years with both clubs winning twice. The papers have named Mohill as favourites but never underestimate the spirit and undoubted talent of the Aughawillan side so our players will not be complacent. The lads have prepared well for this big day with Sean Kennedy and his backroom team.The supporters have also prepared, decorating the town from top to bottom. Hopefully, they will bring that colour to Pairc Seán on Sunday evening and help the team retain the Fenagh Cup. We wish both our neighbouring clubs Ananduff and Fenagh a good game in the Intermediate Final.

 

Monster Draw – The club are at present holding a monster draw with tickets selling at €20, First Prize is €3000, Second Prize €1000 plus numerous other prizes.  Be generous when we call to your door, the club is doing a great job for your children and the whole community.

 

Walking Track – On Sat. Oct 13 the new Walking track around the pitch will be officially opened by ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’- The Beirnes, Dearbhaile, Michael and Keith, Jonathan is in Oman at present so we wish him well there. International athlete Eanna Madden will also attend. There will be underage blitzs and obstacle courses for all the underage players. Everyone welcome. Starting time will be elsewhere in this paper and on Facebook.

 

Recent wedding – We congratulate Kerri Quinn and Simon Egan who got married last week on a Greek island. Both families strong GAA people. We wish them every happiness in their life together.  

Senior Championship – The seniors will contest the championship final with Aughawillan on Sunday October 14. Manorhamilton were obviously not on form on Saturday last in the semi and three games in a row took their toll. Nevertheless, Mohill are coming good at the right time and the pairing in the final should be very competitive. Lots of work still to be done on the field and around the parish to prepare for the greatest day in Leitrim football. We were sorry to see Eslin bow out after a great campaign but we congratulate our near neighbours Annaduff and Fenagh who will contest the Intermediate final

Intermediates – The second string strived in vain to maintain their Intermediate status on Sunday morning but Aughavas were the winners in this relegation battle in Cloone. On a positive note we saw the return of young Jordan Reynolds after a serious arm fracture and he surely made his presence felt with outstanding scores.

Ladies Final – Mohill Ladies gave a fine display of football in the Intermediate final on Sunday last and we congratulate the St Francis team who were worthy winners on the day. It was a very exciting game with two evenly matched teams but our very young team have made amazing progress in nine weeks since the same St Francis team beat us by 30 points. The Ladies Club thank Gary and Shane Canning, Darragh Gordon and Caillin Canning for looking after the team all year. Good days ahead le cúnamh Dé

Under 15 – TheU15s came up against tough opposition in Allen Gaels, who deservedly ran out winners by a margin of 3-12 to 0-9. Mohill missed numerous opportunities in the first half and it was Allen Gaels who drove on in the second half. This was our first defeat of the year at this age grade and over the next two weeks they will hope to put it right. The team and scorers was, L Bohan, D Scott, F Cassells, G Reynolds, B Donohue, D Duignan, T McNabola, C Quinn, C Keegan 0-1, K Curran 0-1, S Bohan 0-2, A McCrann 0-2, J Rowley, C Macklin, M Murphy 0-2. Subs, E Duignan, B David, B Logan, J Foy, A Lubey, C Donohue, A McGuinness, A McCrann.

Fundraising – Fundraising is the bad F word at the moment but it is essential to keep the club running. It is difficult to survive without calling on the generosity of the people and our sponsors and we are forever indebted to Lough Rynn Castle and their Manager Ciaran Reidy for their continued sponsorship over the last few very successful years. The club are at present holding a monster draw with tickets selling at €20, First Prize is €3000, Second Prize €1000 plus numerous other prizes.  Be generous when we call to your door, the club is doing a great job for your children and the whole community.

Walking Track – On Sat. Oct 13 the new Walking track around the pitch will be officially opened by ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’, The Beirnes. International athlete Eanna Madden will also attend. Time to be arranged. More details next week.

Senior Championship – Our seniors will play great rivals Manorhamilton on Saturday evening next at 5pm in Pairc Seán in the Senior Semi-Final and support is vital at this stage of the competition.

Intermediate Relegation Final – Our second string are holding on for dear life to their Intermediate status and have a last chance this week-end at 11 am when they play Aughavas in Cloone, watch fixtures for verification. Cloone proved the stronger side on Saturday last and they deservedly will stay up for 2019. The panel and scorers was. C Baxter, K Reilly, N Conboy, E Harkin 0-1, K Flynn, P Casserly 0-1, R Bohan,J Reynolds, T Mulligan, J Boyle 0-1, S Flynn 1-2, S McGowan 0-1, F McGuinness 1-0, S Kennedy 0-1, D Gordon, J McGuinness, J Farrell, R Murphy.

Under 15 – Last week the under 15s continued their winning streak with a victory over St Mary’s. Their next outing is away to Allen Gaels on Saturday morning at 12pm. Scorers on Thursday last were, Sean Bohan 4-4, Conor Keegan 1-0, Aongus McCrann 0-1, Keoghan Curran 0-1, Conor Quinn 0-1,

Eslin in semi-final – We wish Eslin the best of luck in their semi-final on Sunday at 2.30 in Carrick with Annaduff. Great to see the two parish teams doing so well

Best of Luck Mohill Ladies – Get out and support the ladies who contest the Intermediate Final with St Francis’ in Ballinamore on Sunday next at 12 pm.

Tickets for sale – All members are now selling €20 tickets as part of fundraising, First Prize is €3000, Second Prize €1000 plus numerous other prizes. Be generous, we do a great job for everyone.

Walking Track – The new Walking track around the pitch will be officially opened by ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’, The Beirnes and athlete Eanna Madden on Saturday, Oct 14, time to be arranged. More details next week. 

Senior Championship – Following the good win over a young Allen Gaels on Saturday last in Carrick we will now play the winner of the Ballinamore Manor replay in the Senior Semi-Final in two weeks time. following the good win over a young Allen Gaels on Saturday last in Carrick.

Under 15 – These lads have won their first three games but will come up against much stronger opposition in the next few weeks. On Friday last they narrowly beat Dromahaire and on the previous Monday had a comprehensive victory over Leitrim Gaels. The panel and scorers on the Monday game was, L Bohan, D Scott, F Cassells, G Reynolds, J Foy, B Donohue, T McNabola, C Quinn 0-2, C Keegan 1-2, A McCrann 1-3, S Bohan 1-0, K Curran 1-3, M Murphy 1-0, C Macklin 1-2, A McCrann 0-1, D Duignan 0-1, B David 1-0, B Logan, A Looby. Next Friday they meet St Mary’s in Pairc Philib MhicAonghusa.

Under 13 Reserves – Mohill came out tops in this Shield Final on Friday last in Pairc Seán. This was a very entertaining game with both sides showing the benefit of underage coaching. The lead changed many times but on the final whistle the Mohill boys were two goals up and the celebrations began. The panel and scorers was, J Rowley, J McCrann, C Donohue, A Kiernan, T Mayock, C Walpole, T Casey, A McGuinness 0-1, L Flynn 0-3, K McCaffrey, H Boyle 1-0, E Kilrane, O Coka 1-0, S Curran 1-1, B McCrann 1-0, J Dimmock, N Mulligan, P Coka, A Wynne, C McNamara, M Murphy 1-1.

Minor Ladies – The Minor girls will contest the Shield Final with Drumkeerin in Leitrim Village at 2pm on Saturday next. The girls give massive support to the menfolk so we will expect them to come out in numbers this weekend and the weekend after to cheer on our Ladies in the Intermediate Final.

Fundraising efforts – All members will be selling €20 tickets as part of fundraising, First Prize is €3000, Second Prize €1000 plus numerous other prizes. Be generous, we do a great job for everyone.

This was a busy week for the club but we had favourable results which made it worthwhile

Under 15 – These lads started the week with an emphatic win over a very young St Brigid’s side. The panel and scorers was, S Moran, D Scott, F Cassells, G Reynolds, B Donohue ,D Duignan 0-3, T McNabola, C Quinn, C Keegan 1-1, A McCrann 0-3, S Bohan 1-6, K Curran 0-2, A Looby, C Macklin 1-0, M Murphy, B David, A McCrann.

Under 13 Reserves – The Under 13 reserves will play St Mary’s in the final of their group on Friday next at 6.30 in Pairc Seán. They had a win over Dromahaire to qualify on Friday last. The panel and scorers was, J Rowley, T Casey A Kiernan, J McCrann, C Donohue, T Mayock, A Mulligan, C McNamara 1-1, E Mulligan, L Flynn 1-4, P Coka, O Coka, B McCrann 1-1, C Walpole, J Minnock, H Boyle 1-2, K McCaffrey 0-2, E Kilrane,

Senior Championship – The senior team by topping the table will meet Allen Gaels on Saturday next in Pairc Seán at 4.30pm in the quarter-final of the Championship. Support as always is needed.

Mohill Ladies – Coming into Sunday’s game, Mohill ladies were complete underdogs but they used this tag to their advantage and left a bigger stronger Carrick/Bornacoola side chasing shadows at the end of an exciting Intermediate semi-final. Their level of fitness has improved greatly under the management of the Canning brothers, Gary and Shane. Every player gave it their all and it was a great team effort but the presence of Dearbhille Beirne, one of “Ireland’s Fittest Family” and soccer international was an added bonus as she broke the hearts of her markers, scoring 3-4 of the total of 4-8. The panel and scorers was, M Hackett, E Gordon, M Stenson,C Beirne, S Doyle, C Canning, O McGuinness, C Quinn ,E Quinn 0-1, S Boyle 0-1, M Beirne, R Stenson 1-1, C Mitchell, D Beirne 3-4, N Beirne 0-1,L Casey, G Stenson, A McGuinness, S McNabola, C Mulligan. . They now play St Francis in the final in two weeks time.

Under 13 – This bunch of lads entertained us all year winning most games and playing wonderful football. On Monday last in the semi-final of the Championship they hit an off day and were beaten by St Mary’s. Admittedly they encountered a magnificient Carrick team who had all the skills on show on the night. The boys were disappointed but there will be great days ahead for these young men. The panel and scorers was, L Bohan, M Tiernan, A McGuinness, A Mulligan, L Flynn, C Donohue, C Walpole, E Duignan 0-1, J Rowley 0-1, K McCaffrey, M Murphy 1-4, E Kilrane,C McNamara 0-1, S Curran, D Casey, H Boyle 1-0, J McCrann, T Mayock, A McCrann, B McCrann, P Coka. Man of the match was the goalie Luke Bohan. Thanks to Paul Murphy and John McGuinness who coached the boys all year.

Junior A –The Junior team bowed out of the Championship on Saturday last with a heavy defeat at the hands of Glencar-Manor. The absence of top scorer Colm Beirne did not help, but Manor’s second string was way too strong for our third team. Thanks to Shane Quinn and Domhnaill Flynn who looked after this team during the year.

Senior Championship – On Saturday we play Ballinamore in the last game of the group stage. A win is important so support is essential

Padraic Davis – Congratulations to Padraic Davis, Mohill’s very successful Manager for the last three years who in now at the helm of the Longford County panel. Lucky Longford.

Under 15 – This Championship is only underway now so we will have games on Tuesdays and maybe other days.

Lotto – No Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn were 1-4-6-18. Lucky dip winners were €70 Dylan and Milly Lynch Ballinalee. €40 Jim and Mary Foy Cloone. €20 Paul Murphy Mohill.

Fundraising – As there has not been any big fundraising this year the Club must hold a giant raffle. The tickets will cost €20 and there will be big prizes. Club members will be selling them soon. More details next week.

Under 12 Girls – Congratulations to the Under 12 girls who won the Shield final on Friday last.  

Recent Deaths – The Club extend deepest sympathy to the family of John Hynes who died last week. John was married to Kathleen Mitchell a great footballing family in Mohill and was uncle to players Ronan Gallagher, James and David Mitchell. He worked in Quinns of Mohill for many years before the family moved to Leixlip but always kept close contact with the town he loved so well. May he rest in peace.

Richie Flynn RIP – Condolences also to the family of Richie Flynn who died last week leaving behind a grieving wife and two very young children. It is so sad for all his family as his father Liam only passed away a short time ago. Richie was also a member of a great footballing family in Mohill and supported the Club always. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Senior Championship – After a slow start in Ballinamore on Saturday last the seniors finally got the measure of a strong Drumreilly challenge and emerged worthy winners in the end.

Intermediate Championship – The Intermediates were beaten by three points in their game with Ballinamore at the weekend. It was a close game all through with all players giving their all.

Under 17 – The minor boys collected some silverware on Sunday last when they narrowly beat Dromahaire in the Div 2 Shield final. Dromahaire were ahead for most of the game but our lads showed great heart to dig deep and get this victory. Most of the players are eligible for next year so hopefully 2019 should be a good year for them. The panel and scorers was, S Moran, C Donoghue, F Cassells 1-0, J Murphy, L Ellis 1-1, D Duignan 0-2, G Reynolds 0-1, C Quinn 1-2, S Bohan 0-1, C Keegan, C Mulligan, A Nitche, C Wuabah, A McCrann 0-2, N McNabola, S Curran, D McCrann, Well done to John Baxter, Matt Gaffey and Paul Tighe who looked after these boys all year.

Latest arrival – Congratulations to Ursula and Niall Beirne on the birth of their little baby Rían. We wish them joy and happiness.

Junior A – The third string made it to the quarterfinals of the championship with a win over a strong Kiltubrid side on Sunday last in Cloone. The panel and scorers were, J Farry, S Kilrane, M McDermott, N Conboy, J Beirne, J McGuinness, J Farrell, P McLoughlin, N Flynn 0-1, C Beirne 0-10, S Canning,  C McGuinness 0-1, C Beirne 0-2 J McGuinness 0-1, S Kennedy, S McGowan 0-1, B Beirne.

Senior and Intermediate Championships – Mohill play Drumreilly on Saturday next in Ballinamore at 5pm. Support much appreciated. The Intermediates play Ballinamore in Cloone on Sunday at 12pm.

Under 13 – These lads were given the points from Manor last week so hopefully, they will be into the semi-final. Under 17s play Dromahire on Sunday venue and time not known at going to press.

Senior Championship – Gortletteragh were worthy winners in this championship clash on Saturday last in Cloone. The next outing is against Drumreilly in two weeks time.

Intermediate and Junior Championship – Not a good week for any of our adult teams as Inters and Juniors were well beaten in their respective Championship games over the weekend. The Juniors are in action on Saturday next in Cloone with Kiltubrid the opposition.

Under 13 – These young men took the long journey to Dromahaire on Thursday last and had a good win over Dromahaire. The panel and scorers was, Aaron McCrann, Michael Tiernan, Adam McGuinness, Aidan Mulligan, Liam Flynn 1-0, Cathal Donoghue, Tomás Mayock, Keith McCaffrey, Matthew Murphy 1-7, E Kilrane 0-1, Harry Boyle 3-0, Senan Curran 1-2, Colin McNamra 0-1, Blaine McCrann, Patrick Coka 1-0, Ondrej Coka, Jack McCrann. Next Thursday they play Manor in Pairc Philib. The reserve team have reached the final of their division.

Forthcoming Wedding – Best wishes to our best supporter Bridget Lupton sister of Barry who will wed John McKenna on Saturday next in Drumlish. Bridget made sure her wedding would not coincide with any Championship matches. That’s what you call a true supporter.

Under 17 – The Under 17s will contest the Shield final at a date to be arranged.

Under 6 – Well done to Claire Quinn who brought her Under 6s to Annaduff, resplendent in their new gear sponsored by Eeiverslane. It all starts with Claire at Under 6.