Mohill steamroll their way to Connacht glory

Mohill were crowned Connacht Colleges first year league and championship winners last week when they recorded a comprehensive win over Coola in what proved to be a very one sided encounter.

Mohill were crowned Connacht Colleges first year league and championship winners last week when they recorded a comprehensive win over Coola in what proved to be a very one sided encounter.

Mohill Community College 9-12

Coola VS 0-5

By Philip Rooney

With Keith Keegan, Jamie Stenson, Keith Beirne, Jack Heslin and Sean Muldowney all in top form, Mohill were never in any real danger.

While the conditions were difficult for both sides, Mohill raced into an early lead and that was a lead they never looked in any danger of relinquishing.

While it could be argued it is difficult to determine just how good this Mohill side after what was a very one-sided match, Mohill did everything that was required of them.

They were dogged in defence and looked to pick out a team-mate when in possession rather than launch hopeful punts upfield and when scoring chances presented themselves, they proved themselves to be deadly accurate in front of goal.

The opening 10 minutes proved to be the winning of the game for Mohill as they opened up a commanding seven point lead and from that point on the Coola team carried all the appearances of a team who knew they were going to lose.

After Keith Beirne opened the scoring with a third minute goal, Mohill quickly moved through the gears. Keith Beirne converted a free before Jamie Stenson pointed after a fine team move.

Further points from Ronan Gordon and Stenson meant Mohill were in complete control after just eight minutes of action.

Having built up a commanding lead, Mohill took their foot off the pedal to an extent but even when they invited Coola to attack, the Sligo school still had difficulty in converting their possession into chances.

After a 10 minute period that saw Coola enjoy plenty of possession but unable to trouble the likes of Kevin Flynn, Keith Keegan and James Mitchell, the Sligo side did eventually open their account through Mark Cummins.

That score sparked an immediate response from the Mohill players who increased the intensity in their play and scored an impressive 2-4 in the final eight minutes of the half.

To read the full story see this week’s Leitrim Observer.