GAA Fundraiser – I’m a Celeb get me out of here’ fundraiser in Lough Rynn Castle is just around the corner and there is great demand on seats for the night of June 2. Tickets are on sale in Baxters Centra, Stensons Gala, Paul’s Newsagent and any club officer. This will be a fun night for the audience, the brave competitors may not think it’s that funny, but it’s all for a good cause. Get your tickets fast

This Week’s Events – Over the next two weeks, the entrants will be running various events. On Saturday Ryan Bohan is running a five-a-side soccer tournament in Mohill Sports Complex, any group interested contact Ryan at 0851532045. John Farrell is selling squares with big prizes on offer for €10. Ciaran Baxter is organising bag packing in Centra on Friday. On Saturday night in Spirit Bar Bridget McKenna is having a Ladies Eighties Night. Every woman in Mohill and beyond is welcome. There will be eighties music and dress optional.

Lotto Results – There was no winner of the Jackpot. The numbers drawn were 2-15-29-30. Lucky dip winners were €70 Gerry Moran Drumrahill, €40 Roisín Keegan Drumboy. €20 Tom McManus McLoughra.

Westlink Coaches Under 15 – The Under 15 most of whom have a year or two left at this age group are playing their games with great gusto but will have better days ahead. Last week they played St Brigids and Fenagh in Mohill and this week they play McDiarmada Gaels on Thursday in Mohill and travel to Dromahaire on Friday.

Dunnes Bar Div 2 – Our second string drew with a lively Aughavas on Sunday last, in a very competitive fast game. Great to see Ronan Gallagher back playing after his surgery. The scorers were: R Gordon 0-5, F McGuinness 0-4, R Gallagher 0-2, E Harkin 0-1, J Boyle 0-1

Thanks to all – Celeb entrants Laura Gilheaney and Big Stuff would like to thank all who went to their Tea Party on Friday night and Valerie Beck was delighted with the crowd that turned up for her fundraising Bingo on Sunday evening.

Fashion Show – Joseph Conboy wishes to thank everyone who supported his Fashion Show fundraiser hosted in Nitelinks by Seán and Anella on Sunday last. The DJ and stage manager for this spectacular event was Keelan Murphy. Keelan did so much work behind the scenes and an amazing job on the night so a special word of thanks to him. A very talented young lady Elisa started the show with a beautiful dance routine. We thank the local businesses for showcasing their fashions, Gerard Anthony, Sinead B Millenary, Menary’s, Padadee Bridal, Silk and Wolf, Special thanks to Icons Hair, Harriette, her team, Michael, Sinead Bohan and Sinead McCrann, Kali, April, Tracey and Shania. The amazing makeup and Fantasy hairstyles would rival anything at a leading fashion week. Thanks to all the ushers and models and MC Ann McGuinness who did a fantastic job.

Brendan Tyrrell RIP – The Club extends deepest sympathy to the Tyrrell family Treanmore on the death of Brendan in England last week. Brendan was a gifted underage footballer and won a Minor Championship with Mohill in 1954, he was called up to the County Minor panel the same year. He, unfortunately, had to emigrate to England in his teens. His grand- nieces and nephew, have all played for Mohill.  Ar Dheis Dé go raibh sé.

I’m a Celeb – Fundraising is going well so far and in the last week two successful Pub Quiz were held. Aoife O Brien in Lynch’s of Kilclare and Padraig McLoughlin in Clarkes Front Bar, both well attended and Aoife and Padraig would like to thank all who contributed. Nicola Tully put many people through their paces in a Spinathon in Kilglass GAA Club rooms. Adrian McCaffrey held a very successful Darts Tournament in Cusacks and on Sunday morning the Ladies Club helped Charlene Tyrrell run a Cake Sale

This week’s Fundraisers  

Tea Party – On Friday next May 17 in the Canon Donohue Hall, Mothers and Others are hosting a Tea Party for Laura Gilheaney at 8pm. Music by Featherhead. Admission €10

Bingo – Valerie Beck a Celeb volunteer is holding Bingo in The Canon Donohue Hall as part of her fundraising on Sunday May19 at 3pm. Come along and support.

Fashion Show – On Sunday next May 19 at 7.30pm in Clarkes Niteclub, Harriette McCrann Icons Hair is hosting a Fashion Show on behalf of Josie Conboy. There are many fashion outlets taking part including, Panadee Bridal, Gerard Anthony, Sinead B Millinery, Silk and Wolfe Boutique and Hair by Harriette. So it should be a great nights entertainment. Adm. €10

New Baby – Congratulations to Sinead McLoughlin and Martin Griffin on the birth of their baby boy Cillian, a brother for Sadie. The couple decided they were made for each other so they got engaged last weekend. We wish them every happiness in their life together with their little babies.

Cash for Clobber – In conjunction with Mohill GAA fundraiser, I’m a Celeb, the club is running Cash for Clobber for the next few weeks. Bags of clean, re-wearable clothing, handbags, paired shoes, hats and belts can be left at Maureen Lynch’s Castlegardens before Wed. May 29.

Recent Engagement – We Congratulate Shane Canning player and senior selector who got engaged last weekend to Deborah Feery. We wish them every happiness in their life together.

County Game – Our County players came up against a rampant Roscommon team and the gulf between Div 1 and 3 was very obvious. There will be better times to come no doubt but it was not to be. Mohill’s representatives, Shane, Domhnaill and Oisín all did their utmost.

Also playing in Hyde Park – Well done to Tomás Mayock from St Manchan’s and Zara Sheahan from The Hunt School who played for Cumann na mBunscoil before the big game on Sunday last in Hyde Park.

Westlink Coaches Under 15 – This age group played St Joseph’s in Div1 and Leitrim Gaels in Div 2 last week. The boys fought gallantly but the opposition was very strong. This Thursday in Pairc Philib they meet St Brigids and on Friday they play neighbours Fenagh in Mohill at 5.30pm. On Monday they travel out to meet Gortletteragh.

Dunnes Bar Div1 Senior League – Our Div 1 are scheduled to play Aughnasheelin in Mohill on Saturday next at 7pm

Congratulations – Congrats to our own Paul Murphy who has been installed as Chairman of the County Coiste na nÓg last week. Paul works tirelessly for the underage in Mohill and will do likewise for Leitrim.

Pub Quiz – Aoife O Brien a contestant in “I’m a Celeb” is running a pub quiz in Lynch’s of Kilclare on Friday next at 9.30pm. There will be spot prizes on the night and the greatest of these is an overnight stay for two in the Titanic Hotel in Belfast. Come on down and support Aoife. €10 per table.

Get well wishes – We wish Brian Gordon who has been slightly under the weather recently a speedy recovery to full health.

Cake Sale – The Ladies are running a Cake Sale on Sunday morning at 11 am. This is a chance to get some tasty morsels for the children on the trip to Hyde Park.

Swan Bar Div 4 – These boys had a good win over Ballinamore on Sunday. Scorers were, Colm Beirne 0-9, C Beirne 0-3, J McGuinness 1-1, S Kennedy 1-0, J Mulligan 0-2, J Boyle 0-1, C Conway 0-1,

County Game – We wish the best of luck and a win for the Leitrim boys on Sunday next in Hyde Park against Roscommon. We send special wishes to the Mohill trio, Domhnaill, Shane and Oisín.

Cash for Clobber – In conjunction with Mohill GAA fundraiser, I’m a Celeb, the club is running Cash for Clobber for the next few weeks. Bags of clean, re-wearable clothing, handbags, paired shoes, hats and belts can be left at Maureen Lynch’s Castlegardens before Wed. May 29.

Under 15 – Both Div 1 and Div 2 Under 15 are fielding very young boys and may have to wait another year before success comes. The Div 1 team were beaten by a very strong St Mary’s side but gave it their all to the very end. The scorers were M Murphy 1-9, T McNabola 1-1, C McNamara 0-2, A McGuinness 0-1, J Rowley 0-1. Melvin Gaels got the better of the second string.

Slimathon – Nicola Tully who is volunteering for I’m a Celeb is running a Slimathon in Kilglass Clubhouse on Sat May 11 for €10 a session. Times for an hourly session are 9.45am/10.30am/11.15am/12pm. Please support Nicola.

Quiz Nite – Padraig McLoughlin another volunteer in “I’m a Celeb” is running a pub quiz in Clarke’s front bar on Saturday night at 9.30. Loads of spot prizes on the night. There will be more events next week.

I’m a Celeb Launch – On Friday evening last Mohill GAA launched “I’m a Celeb” fundraising campaign in Lough Rynn Castle. The big event will take place in Lough Rynn Castle on Sunday June 2. The brave 24 contestants will now be holding various fundraising events over the next few weeks. On Sunday May 5, contestant Padraig McLoughlin will hold a monster cake sale after 10.30 Mass in the Canon Donohue Hall, so refrain from baking this week and get your weeks supply on Sunday morning. Look forward to a Table quiz in Kilclare Friday 10, a Tea Party in Canon Donohue Hall, Frid 17, Big Fashion Show in Clarkes Sunday 19, Bingo, Darts, Ladies night, Auctions, a hectic few weeks ahead.

Div 4 – Very little football over the weekend. The Div 4 side played out an exciting game with Aughavas on Sunday. The sides were well matched until Aughavas pulled away in the last ten minutes and were worthy winners. Scorers were N Flynn 1-3, S Kennedy 1-1, J Boyle 0-2, J McGuinness 0-1, D Wynne 0-1. They play Ballinamore at 12 on Sunday morning in Mohill.

Under 15 – The Under 15s were beaten by a very strong Drumkeerin side on Friday last. On Thursday the Div 1 side play St Mary’s in Pairc Philib and on Friday the Div 2 side take the long road to Kinlough

Cash for Clobber – In conjunction with Mohill GAA fundraiser, I’m a Celeb, the club is running Cash for Clobber for the next few weeks. Bags of clean, re-wearable clothing, handbags, paired shoes, hats and belts can be left at Maureen Lynch’s Castlegardens before Wed. May 29.

County Game – The County boys had their first defeat of the League on Sunday last but they put up a good performance with neither side anxious to show their hand. Nice to see Mohill’s Oisín Madden joining Shane Quinn and Domhnaill Flynn on the panel. Sunday next they play Waterford, so a large crowd will boost the morale as they head to Croke Park. It is hoped to run a bus from Mohill to the Div 4 final so contact Therese Foy or any club officer re same.

Lotto Results – There was no jackpot winner the numbers drawn were 1,12,22,27. Lucky dip winners were €70 Ursula Beirne Mohill, €40 Hugh Colreavy Mohill, €20 Claire Beirne Lough Erril next week’s jackpot is €7,700. Please join the Mohill Lotto which if fully subscribed would be a great help to keep the Mohill Club running smoothly. To join online go to

Underage – The weather dictated play all last week with cancellations all round. The second Under 13 team made up of 10 and 11-year-olds found the going tough against a brilliant Annaduff team but all played very well and most have a few years left in that age group.  The full panel was: Cillian Walpole, Frankie McManus, David Murphy, Darren Brennan, Ryan Gordon, Tomás Mayock, Thomas Casey, K McCaffrey, Rían Walpole, Codey Tighe, James Dimmock, Dean Reynolds, Shane Mayock, John Macklin.

Under 17 – These lads play Glencar Manor in Cloone on Tues 19 at 7pm

Div 4 – Our third team play Aughawillan in Pairc Philib on Sunday at 12pm.

Pat Clarke – We extend deepest sympathy to the family of Pat Clarke, Gortletteragh who died following a short illness last week. Pat was a great supporter of Leitrim and Gortletteragh all his life. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Under 13 Div 1 – This age group had a good win over a lively Dromahaire on Tues morning. It was a very exciting game with both sides taking great scores. The final tally was Mohill 7-9 Dromahaire 5-8: The panel and scorers was: Frankie McManus, Niall Mulligan, Blaine McCrann 0-1, Darren Brennan, Evan Kilrane 0-1 Thomas Casey, Cillian Walpole 0-1, Tomás Mayock 0-1, Adam Kiernan 2-1, Keith McCaffrey 2-2, Rían Walpole, Dean Reynolds, John Macklin 0-1, Daniel Beirne 3-1, Eoghan O Reilly, Shane Mayock, Ryan Gordon, Codey Tighe,


Underage – The weather had a negative influence on fixtures last week with Under 13 and 17 games cancelled mid-week. The Under 17s met a very strong St Joseph’s on Sunday morning. Mohill were short five of the first team through injury so the result was predictable. Nevertheless, those present played their hearts out till the final whistle. The full panel was: C Mulligan, L Ellis, N McNabola, T McNabola, G Reynolds, B Donohue, C Quinn, S Bohan, A McCrann, K Curran, C Macklin, S Moran, A Luby, M Murphy. Watch fixtures for underage games.

New Arrival – Congratulations to Colm Beirne and partner Tracy Wrynne on the birth of their little baby girl Tara.

Div 4 – Mohill collected full points from this Div 4 game with Bornacoola on Saturday last. It was a very competitive game with two well-matched teams. Veteran player John McGuinness scored a vital goal but it was Niall Flynn’s massive point from almost the halfway line that clinched the victory for Mohill in the end. The full panel was: J Farry, S Kilrane, K Reilly, K Flynn, P McLoughlin, C Baxter, N Flynn, C Keegan, S Kennedy, Colm Beirne, J Farrell, J McGuinness, Conor Beirne.

County Game – Best of luck to the Leitrim team and management as they take on Derry at the week-end. Leitrim Supporters tickets are now on sale in the Club for €50 and can be acquired by contacting Francis McGowan at 0868221418.

Lotto – Please join the Mohill Lotto which if fully subscribed would be a great help to keep Mohill Club running smoothly. Join online by logging into

County Team – Congratulations to the County players and management on promotion to Division 3 and a place in the Div 4 final in Croke Park at the end of March. The game against London was a nervous affair and underfoot conditions did not help but the team never lost their concentration and there were great celebrations when the game was over. Our lads Domhnaill and Shane were not found wanting and both have contributed immensely in every game. Our roguish Shane Quinn scored an important goal. Shane is striving to outdo his father Mickey Quinn (Cloone) who in 1990 scored a vital goal in a play-off that gave Leitrim promotion to Division 2. Shane has a long road ahead to catch up on his father’s feats- but it’s a start.

Recent Death – We extend deepest sympathy to the family of Maura Ridge who died in Westport last week. Maura was wife of the late Art and mother of Avril and Martin. Martin played underage for Mohill and Art was also heavily involved in football and hurling in this club. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Division 4 – The third team played the first adult game of the season on Saturday last against Kiltubrid in Pairc Philib. Kiltubrid were the winners but we congratulate everyone who turned up in such awful weather. The panel and scorers was: D Wynne, K Flynn, K Reilly, S Kilrane, N Conboy 0-1, P Casserly, N Flynn, P O Neill, Conor Beirne,0-1, Colm Beirne 0-5, C Baxter, John McGuinness, 0-1, D Gaffey, Jordan McGuinness, C Conway.  On Saturday next they play Bornacoola in Dromod at 4.30.

Underage Games – The Under 17s will play Allen Gaels under lights in Cloone on Wednesday in Cloone at 6.45. Under 13s continue their campaign and played MacDiarmada Gaels  in Cloone on Tuesday last. Report in next week’s paper.

Fundraising – We are giving notice that there will be a big fundraiser in June/July to keep the club running. Catering for an amazing amount of adults and children costs a lot of money each year and without the support of the ordinary people of Mohill and the surrounding parishes the club would not survive. People are also urged to join the Lotto which if fully subscribed would also be a great help. Join online by logging into

County Team – Well done to the County panel and Management on yet another victory in the NFL. Great to see large crowds travelling to support. Our two men Domhnaill and Shane played their parts to perfection.

Recent Bereavements – We extend deepest sympathy to the family of Oliver Doonan who died last week. Oliver was a stalwart of the Fenagh Club and will be sorely missed by all in Fenagh but especially by his wife Eileen and son Martin. Commiserations also to Manorhamilton GAA on the untimely death a great lady, Fran Faulkner. Ar dheis Dé fo raibh said.

Under 17 – The under 17s suffered a defeat at the hands of an exceptionally strong St Mary’s outfit on Friday last under lights in Cloone. We wish a speedy recovery to Conor Keegan who sustained a serious injury the previous week and Domhnaill Duignan also out with injury. The lads gave it their all and never gave up. The complete panel was: Shane Moran, James Murphy, Gearóid Reynolds, Liam Ellis, Brian Donohue, Fin Cassells, Thomas McNabola, Sean Bohan, Conor Quinn, Aongus McCrann, Keoghan Curran, Caleb Wuabah, Conor Macklin, Conor Mulligan, Niall McNabola, Anthony Luby.

Under 13 – Both Under 13 teams played on Sunday last. Div 1 played Allen Gaels in a fast highly skilled game. The teams were evenly matched in the first half but Drumshanbo had a run of goals in the second half and our gutsy lads did their best to catch up. The panel was, Darren Duignan, Cillian Walpole 1-0, Adam Kiernan, Niall Mulligan, Blaine McCrann, Darren Brennan, Thomas Casey, Tomás Mayock, Keith McCaffrey 1-1, Evan Kilrane, Rian Walpole, Frankie McManus, Daniel Beirne 1-0, Dean Reynolds 1-0. Later in the day the  Division 2 team took on St Brigid’s but they were a bit strong for our young boys. The panel there was: Caoimhín McHugh, Frankie McManus, David Murphy, Darren Brennan, Evan Kilrane, Ryan Gordon, Tomás Mayock 1-2, Thomas Casey, Alan Wynne, Rian Walpole, Coady Tighe 0-2, James Dimmock, Dean Reynolds 2-0, Shane Mayock, John Macklin.

Div 4 – Next Saturday the Div 4 will start when Mohill play Kiltubrid in Pairc Phillib at 4.30. Watch fixtures for underage games.

Ireland Lights up – Ireland Lights up is coming to an end and was a great success in Mohill. Catch up on Thursday night in Pairc Philib Mhic Aonghusa from 7 pm. We take this opportunity to thank Lucia Tyrell co-ordinator for her hard work and dedication over the last few weeks.

Barna Recycling Under 13 – The Under 13 boys played Manorhamilton in Div 1 and Div 2 last Saturday in Eslin. This was the first outing of 2019 and although the boys did not win they battled well and looked well prepared for the occasion. We welcome Niall Brennan, a great Cloone footballer to the coaching panel. Div 1 was very close until the last ten mins when Manor surged ahead. The Div 2 team gave a good account of themselves and only a point separated the teams at full time. Panel and scorers was: D Duignan, T Casey, A Kiernan, R Walpole, N Mulligan, D Brennan, T Mayock, E Kilrane, C Walpole 0-1, K McCaffrey 0-3, B McCrann, J Macklin, D Beirne  0-2. The Division 2 team was, A Wynne, S Mayock 0-2, E O Reilly, J Doyle, R Gordon, J Dimmock, D Murphy, C McHugh, T Casey       0-1, T Mayock 0-7, J Macklin 1-1. Check Under 13 and 17 fixtures for next weekend.

County Team – The County team plays Limerick in Kilmallock on Saturday at 3pm. We wish them well and we know the faithful supporters will be out in force at the Limerick venue.

County Team – There was a theatrical atmosphere in Aavantcard Pairc Seán on Sunday last with standing ovations at half-time and a prolonged one at the end of their performance against Antrim by this young Leitrim team. It would be unfair to single out any player but in severe weather conditions Domhnaill Flynn gauged the wind to perfection in the dying moments to earn Leitrim a one- point victory. Next outing Kilmallock on Saturday week.

County Ladies – Having weathered a few storms over the last few months, the Leitrim got their season off to a good start with a win over Derry in Ballinamore on Sunday last

Tom Guckian RIP – Mohill Club extend deepest sympathy to the family of Tom Guckian Carrick-on-Shannon who died last week. Tom was a stalwart with St Mary’s GAA and was always a helpful and friendly steward in Pairc Seán on the big days. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh sé

Lotto Results – There was no winner of this weeks Jackpot. The numbers drawn were. 12-13-20-23.Lucky Dip winners were,  €70 Marian McCabe Aughavas. €40 John Joe Mulvey Clonee Mohill.  €20 Trevor Rice Aughboneill Fenagh.

Under 13 –  Underage football gets underway on Saturday next in Pairc Philib when our Under 13s meet Manorhamilton in Div 1 and Div 2A of the League at 3.30 and 4.15 respectively.

Under 17 – On Sunday next the Under 17s start their League campaign when they play McDiarmada Gaels in Mohill at 12 noon. Support for all these young players essential.

County Team – Well done to the young men of the County team, after another great win against a strong Wicklow side on Sunday last. Every player did his bit and Mohill’s representatives Shane Quinn and Domhnaill Flynn did not let the side down. Next weekend we play Antrim in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada on Sunday, so come out and support.

GAA National Club Draw – These tickets are on sale at present. The sole purpose of the GAA National Club Draw is to assist clubs in their drive to raise much-needed funds to aid in the development and promotion of our games. This is an opportunity for clubs to raise up to €20000. Each club retains all the proceeds from the tickets sold by their club. All prizes are provided by Ard Chomhairle, they include a car, All Ireland luxury packages, and large shopping vouchers. Tickets €10 each and are available until Feb 10 from Club Treasurer Lisa Boyle on 0879827357 or any club executive.

Frank Donnellan RIP – The club extends deepest sympathy to the family of Frank Donnellan who passed away two weeks ago, Frank was grandfather to Erin, Hanna and Faye Reynolds, all these girls have played for Mohill and indeed Erin was secretary to the Senior club for a period. May he rest in peace.

Recent Engagement – Congratulations to Niall McGovern, a past star defender for Mohill who got engaged last weekend to Breege Kilkenny. We wish them many years of happiness together.

Safe Guarding Course – All coaches are asked to attend this course in the Clubrooms on Monday next Feb 11. There is a limited number of places, so coaches are asked to contact Claire Quinn @ 0868934767. No one can train young people unless they have completed this course.

Registration – We urge every player to pay their registration immediately as they will not be covered by insurance under the new GDPR regulations. All members must sign the new membership form for adults and children. The rates are Adult Player €50. Student Player €40. Under 17 €30. Under 6 €25. Family Discount €5 reduction on each family member up to Under 21 non-playing member /social members

Ireland Lights up – Don’t forget to turn out on Thursday night in Pairc Philib Mhic Aonghusa from 7 pm for the Lights up and walk that is taking place in GAA pitches nationwide. Lucia Tyrell is the co-ordinator and all are welcome every Thursday at 7pm for the next 3 weeks.

County Team – We thank the County team and Management for lifting our spirits on Sunday last, with an emphatic win over Wexford in the NFL. While we had a star performance from Fenagh’s young Ryan O Rourke all the players can hold their heads high including Mohill’s two men, Shane Quinn and Domhnaill Flynn. Best of luck to the team next weekend when Wicklow is the opposition in Aughrim.

Alan McLoughlin – We wish Alan McLoughlin a speedy recovery following his cruciate repair last week. Alan will be missed for the next few months from the Mohill and Leitrim panels. Alan Armstrong is another of our casualties with a broken arm, so we hope his recovery is rapid also.

Kathleen Reynolds RIP – We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Kathleen Reynolds, Eslin who passed away last week. Kathleen was the grandmother to present underage players Gearóid Reynolds and Cormac White and former player Michael Reynolds. Her granddaughter Cliodhna Reynolds is also an underage physio with the club. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sí.

Opel Sponsorship – We thank Kieran Walpole from Central Motors for the generous sponsorship of training tops for the Under 17s. Opel has been very generous over the years to the underage and we look forward to their continued support.

Registration – We urge every player to pay their registration immediately as they will not be covered by insurance under the new GDPR regulations. All members must sign the new membership form for adults and children. The rates are: Adult Player €50. Student Player €40. Under 17 €30. Under 6 €25. Family Discount €5 reduction on each family member up to Under 21 non-playing member /social members