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Mohill crowned Leitrim senior football champions

Oct 8, 2023 18:50 By Dave Hooper
Mohill crowned Leitrim senior football champions
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Mohill claim ninth Leitrim senior title

Mohill lifted the Leitrim championship after a dramatic afternoon in Carrick-on-Shannon.

Mohill seeing off defending champions St Mary’s Kiltoghert 2-10 to 14 points in Avantmoney Paric Sean MacDhiarmada.

A dramatic game swung one way and then the other, while St Mary’s remain unable to successfully defend their title.

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The defending champions led eight points to 1-3 at half-time and well worth their lead.

Paul Keaney fired over four first-half points, including three frees. Mohill struggled in front of goal.

However, it was Mohill who got the game’s opening seven minutes before half-time. Jordan Reynolds flicking Keith Beirne’s high ball into net. Leaving the game 1-2 to five points.

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Beirne fired Mohill ahead moments later before points from Gavin Reynolds, Nicholas McWeeeney and Ben Guickan had Mary’s eight points to 1-3 ahead at half-time.

However, the telling moment came in first-half injury. Padraig Tighe with a double save to keep Mohill alive.

Mary’s picked up where they left off after the break, Keaney converting another free.

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However, this seemed to galvanise Mohill. Mary’s keeper Sean Reynolds produced a brave save to stop Keith Keegan. Ronan Kennedy blasted the rebound wide with the goal gaping.

Reynolds however, made a mends. Domhnail Flynn and Keith Beirne sent over points to bring the game back to a one point match.

Paul Keaney made it a two point game half-way through the second-half. The story was only beginning!

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Beirne sent a ball into the large square moments later. Conor Farrell couldn’t hold it and Ronan Kennedy fired it to the net. Mohill now leading 2-5 to 0-10.

Berine and Keaney exchanged points as Mohill hit the home straight a point ahead. Kennedy and Darragh Farrell exchanged points before Keaney levelled the game four minutes from time.

Kennedy moved Mohill one point clear, before Keaney again made it level.

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As the fourth official’s board read seven minutes, Kennedy fired over a point from distance.

With a minute of injury time remaining, Keith Beirne made an excellent catch inside the 15-metre line. In on goal, Beirne took and converted the mark.

The point sealed the victory for Mohill who claimed their ninth Leitrim title.

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