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We just wanted to express ourselves - Canning

John Connolly

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We just wanted to express ourselves - Canning

Caillin Canning is tackled by Castlebar's Danny Kirby. Photo by Willie Donnellan

Showing just what they are capable of was at the heart of Mohill's fantastic display in Elvery's McHale Park last Saturday according to Caillin Canning.

The centre-back was one of the star players in  the AIB Connacht Club Semi-Final against Castlebar Mitchels and he stressed that it was a desire to show what Mohill could do that drove the performance last Saturday - “It was a game where you needed to express yourself. Really not many people were giving us much of a chance going into it so it gave us more of a boost, there was no pressure on us. So we said if we go out and express ourselves, we’d get close enough to them.

“We went in close enough at halftime and we said we would go out in the second half and give it a shot and you’d never know, it is 15 against 15 at the end of the day and thankfully we came out of here with our heads held high.”

“It has been a mighty year for the club and we wanted to do ourselves and our county proud there today and I think we did so we’re happy enough. I know it is disappointing to lose but we did everything in our power to win and we came out five points short today.”

Caillin admitted the pace of the contest surprised him - “Hard to put words into it. We put everything into it and it was a different pace that game, it was a different step-up. It is nearly like playing at county standard there so it is and it is great to see us step up to that level.”