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

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.