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Ronan Kennedy claims fairy-tale ending as Mohill claim title

Oct 9, 2023 17:07 By Dave Hooper
Ronan Kennedy claims fairy-tale ending as Mohill claim title
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Man of the match set to retire from football

Ronan Kennedy admitted it was a fairy-tale ending after kicking the winning Leitrim champion score for Mohill.

Mohill beat defending champions St. Mary’s Kiltoghert 2-10 to 0-14 in Sunday’s county decider. While, Kennedy collected the man-of-the-match award after scoring 1-2 in the second-half.

“I didn’t even know that was the final score” Kennedy laughed afterwards. Mohill having claimed a two point win.

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“It was a topsy turvy game, it was all over the place” joked Kennedy, his side having trailed 1-3 to eight points at half-time.

“Carrick are a good methodical team and we tried to be methodical ourselves, but the second-half we lost all control there”.

“Just to get over the line was incredible” smiled Kennedy.

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It was a fairy-tale ending for Kennedy. Espically, as the Mohill man now has five Fenagh cup medals to his name.

“That was my 20th year in-a-row” explained Kennedy. “I have a couple of summers in America in between, but I still managed to play championship every year”.

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“It’s the fairy-tale ending!”

Retirement still on the cards

Whereas, the Mohill sharp shooter changed the game with his second-half, display.  Yet there seemed to be no doubt he was hanging up his boots.

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“It’s done, I’m not even going to play in Connacht!” declared Kennedy. “I’m just going to put on the slippers and going to the couch for the winter” Kennedy joked.

“It’s an incredible feeling, we know the pain” Kennedy declared. “That’s five wins but we’ve lost four finals as well, it takes a lot to keep going to well”.

While Kennedy celebrated, he quickly remembered his late mother and plans to bring the cup to her grave.

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“A Fairy-tale ending! I’m going to drop this off (Fenagh Cup) at the graveyard and my mother’s grave. It just means a lot to me and my family”.

Mohill will now meet the winners of the Mayo championship on November 11th or 12th.

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