Date Time Competition Season
12 August 2022 7:30 pm Leitrim Senior Football Championship 2022

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Match Report

Mohill pick up the opening Championship victory at St Marys Kiltoghert

Keith Beirne kicked nine points as Mohill made a winning start to the Connacht Gold Leitrim Senior Football Championship.

Eight points was the difference in the end but the scoreline doesn’t reflect the real story of the game. St. Mary’s gave the 2020 champions a real game and will rue shot selection and rushed shots.

It was a real battle, played in sweltering heat with some fine performances, great scores, and good passages of play.

Paul Keaney kicked over the game’s opening score with Ronan Gordon drawing Mohill level. The sides were level again minutes later before Mohill kicked four unanswered points to lead by four points at the first water break.

After the resumption of play Beirne set Gordon up for the game’s only goal to extend Eamonn O’Hara side’s lead to seven points. Credit to St. Mary’s, they came back at Mohill. James McGrail won vital ball in the middle of the park; he kicked over a point and set Keaney up for a neat point as Alan Flynn’s side cut the gap to three points. Mohill replied with two frees from the boot of Beirne to lead at the break - 1-09 to 0-07. 

Despite their dominance in the second half St. Mary’s were unable to show it on the scoreboard. Both teams had chances to register the first score of the half but it didn’t arrive until the 40th minute; Jordan Reynolds kicking over a fine point. Beirne then added another point to his tally to restore Mohill’s seven point advantage.

Jack Casey got St. Mary’s first point of the second half in the 47th minute. Two minutes later Keaney kicked over a point but that was to be St. Mary’s final score of the game. They were wasteful in front of the posts and on a number of occasions were thwarted by some good defending by Mohill with Shane Quinn colossal in that defence.

In the final minutes, Beirne kicked over three points (two frees) while Oisin Madden saw his shot just wide near the end as Mohill finished the game well.

St. Mary's

1Sean Reynolds Goalkeeper
2Conor Farrell Defender
3Mark Diffley 21 Defender
4Gavin Reynolds Midfielder
5Emmett Regan 19 Forward
6Nicholas McWeeney Defender
7Adam Reynolds Forward
8Paul Keaney Midfielder 3', 8', 25', 28', 29', 49'
9James McGrail Midfielder 24'
10Jack Casey Forward 47'
11Oisin Bohan Forward 30'
12David O’Connell 17 Midfielder
13Diarmuid Kelleher 20 Defender
14Daire Farrell Forward
15Cian Singleton 18 Forward
16Brendan Delaney Goalkeeper
17Ciaran Kerin 12 Defender
18Jack Barnes 15 Forward
19Conor Hackett 5 Forward
20Brian Farrell 13 Forward
21Kyle McCrann 3 Forward
22Mark Lenehan Defender
23Andrew McKenna Forward
24Kevin Brady Forward
25Barry Butler Defender
26Mark Lowe


1Padraig Tighe Goalkeeper
2James Mitchell Defender
3Sean Harkin Defender
4Ryan Bohan Defender
5Alan Tuthill 20 Defender
6Shane Quinn Forward
7Oisin Madden Defender
8Keith Keegan Midfielder
9Jonathan Reynolds Midfielder
10Alan McLoughlin 24 Forward 7'
11Keith Beirne Forward 9', 12', 27', 31', 33', 44', 51', 58', 60'
12Domhnaill Flynn Forward
13Conor Quinn 26 Forward 36'
14Jordan Reynolds Forward 14', 16', 40'
15Ronan Gordon 17 Forward 21'
16Jason Farry Goalkeeper
17Caillin Canning 15 Defender
20Donal Duignan 5 Defender
26Fiachra McGuinness 13 Forward
24Peter O’Neill 10

Past Meetings

1-11 0-13
Masonite ACFL Division 1
Avantcard Pairc Sean Mc Diarmada

(Round 3)
4-10 1-8
Masonite ACFL Division 1
Philip McGuinness Park

(Round 5)
0-11 3-9
Leitrim Junior Football Championship
Pairc Naomh Mhuire

0-14 0-9
Leitrim Senior Football Championship
Avantcard Pairc Sean Mc Diarmada

(Round 2)
0-7 2-14
Leitrim Senior Football Championship
Pairc Naomh Mhuire


Pairc Naomh Mhuire
Castlecara Road, Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim, Ireland

Deniese is a freelance sports journalist/broadcaster. She has worked for several local and national media outlets. GAA and soccer are her great loves and she also follows rugby league and snooker. She's a big supporter of her local clubs St. Mary's GAA Granard and Longford Town. She also follows Celtic, Liverpool and Leeds Rhinos. She presented and produced a popular sports podcast last year where she interviewed Ray Houghton, Chris Kamara and John Hartson. Deniese is currently Head of Communications for Boccia Ireland