Details

Date Time League Season
7 August 2021 7:00 pm Leitrim Senior Football Championship 2021

Match Report

Mohill cruise to opening day victory

Defending champions Mohill set down a marker on the opening weekend of the Connacht Gold Senior Football Championship as they brushed aside an under strength Allen Gaels side in Philly McGuinness Park on Saturday evening on a scoreline of 6-14 to 1-5.

Despite the scoreline Mohill never really looked like they moved out of second gear at all as two goals in the first seven minutes from county stars Keith Beirne and Keith Keegan indicated how this game was likely to go.

The third major from Jordan Reynolds just after the ten minute mark, leaving the home side eleven points ahead of Colin Moran's single score for the Gaels. In boxing parlance it would have had the referee stepping between the opponents and calling the contest as a technical knockout. No such luck for the Drumshanbo men who had to weather the hurricane in their faces for the next fifty minutes.

Shorn of almost a dozen first team players through injury, holidays and educational commitments and boasting a large number of teenagers making their first senior championship start for the club it was to be a baptism of fire for the Drumshanbo youngsters you just couldn't deal with the firepower of the Mohill forwards.

Mohill were in complete control of the game from those early exchanges and a trio of second half goals would cement the result for Liam Keenan's side. A brace of goals for Ronan Kennedy and a last minute strike for Jordan Reynolds which would help push the scoreline to a twenty four point gap at Mick McGirl's final whistle.

There were some bright spots in small patches for Allen Gaels particularly in the early exchanged of the second half and if they can improve their consistency they could avoid what looks like it could develop into a tough attempt to avoid a relegation playoff.

The experience of Diarmuid McKiernan, Wayne Gunning and Martin Raftery coupled with the potential of Colin Moran, Conor Flood and Emmet Moran who have the potential to become key players for the club in the near future.

Mohill

1Padraig Tighe Goalkeeper
2David Mitchell Defender
3Alan Armstrong Forward
4Oisin Madden Defender
5Daniel Beck Defender
6Shane Quinn Forward
7James Mitchell Defender
8Keith Keegan Midfielder 7'
9Domhnaill Flynn Forward 22', 32', 56'
10Evan Harkin Forward
11Keith Beirne Forward 5'
3', 9', 15', 21', 30', 58'
12Sean Harkin 27 Defender
13Alan McLoughlin Forward
14Ronan Kennedy Forward 46', 53'
43'
15Jordan Reynolds Forward 11', 60'
4', 30+1', 35', 54'
16Jason Farry Goalkeeper
17Caillin Canning Defender
18Fiachra McGuinness Forward
19Shane McGowan Defender
20Ronan Gordon Forward
21Darragh Gordon Forward
22Darren McLoughlin Midfielder
23Ethan Harkin Forward
24Conor Quinn Defender
25Donal Duignan Defender
26Alan Tuthill Defender
27Ronan Gallagher 12 Defender
28Johnny Boyle Defender
29Tadgh Mulligan Midfielder
30Jonathan Beirne Forward

Allen Gaels

1Diarmaid McKiernan Goalkeeper
2Kyle Flynn Defender
3Mark Gunning 19 Defender
4Adrian Sorohan Forward
5Cian Beirne Defender
6Martin Raftery Defender
7Conor Flood Defender 15'
8Radek Oberwan Defender
9Wayne Gunning Midfielder
10Emmet Moran Midfielder 58', 59'
11Colin Moran Forward 7', 29'
12Shane Beirne Defender
13Shane Walsh Defender
14Ciaran Walsh Forward 16'
15Ryan Higgins Forward 42'
16Eoin Smith Goalkeeper
17Bryan Beirne Forward
19Gareth Higgins 3 Forward 37'
20Evan Foley Forward
22James Flynn (AG) Forward
23Ronan Moran Forward
24Brendan Gunning Defender
30Gareth Gilmartin Forward

Past Meetings

(Quarter Final)
2-8 3-16
Leitrim Senior Football Championship
Avantcard Pairc Sean Mc Diarmada

Officials

Referee
Michael McGirl

Venue

Philip McGuinness Park
Mohill, Leitrim, Ireland

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