Wasteful Mohill blow chances

Mohill Community College were left to lick their wounds last Wednesday when they kicked 13 wides over the hour of the Connacht Vocational Schools Senior C Vocational Schools Final in Ballyfarnon but still ended up two points behind Coola VS at the final whistle.

Mohill Community College were left to lick their wounds last Wednesday when they kicked 13 wides over the hour of the Connacht Vocational Schools Senior C Vocational Schools Final in Ballyfarnon but still ended up two points behind Coola VS at the final whistle.

Mohill Community College were left to lick their wounds last Wednesday when they kicked 13 wides over the hour of the Connacht Vocational Schools Senior C Vocational Schools Final in Ballyfarnon but still ended up two points behind Coola VS at the final whistle.

CONNACHT VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS SENIOR C FINAL

MOHILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE 2-9

COOLA VS 2-11

BY John Connolly

At one stage early in the second half, Mohill trailed by nine points but sparked by the introduction of John Mulligan, not able to start due to a hamstring injury, the Leitrim school launched a ferocious second half fight-back that put a more economical Coola under ferocious pressure.

But some awful wides, particularly in the first half when they dominated possession but played without any real confidence, meant that Mohill were always playing catch-up and they just weren’t able to cope with Coola’s pin-point accuracy as they kicked just two wides.

The Sligo men may have had fewer wides but they also had a better idea of what they were about, created and took the better chances and were well worth their win against a Mohill team who only seemed to play once John Mulligan was introduced to the fray.

It wasn’t that Mohill didn’t have good players – Alan Armstrong was particularly good over the hour, working desperately hard while Cian McGuinness and Alan McLoughlin couldn’t be faulted for their effort.

Yet no more than the County Minors on the following Friday, Mohill were let down badly by their kick-passing and it led to numerous turn-overs against a Coola team who made far better use of possession.

There was, however, a Leitrim winner on the day as two Dromahair players lined out with Coola – Killian Torsney was strong in the Coola goal while Cian Clinton gave an excellent display, leading his line and doing a lot of hard grafting around the middle of the field.

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