Padraic Davis pictured chatting with his Mohill management team at halftime. Photo by Willie Donnellan
If Mohill want to continue winning titles, then the hard work that has gone on behind the scenes over the last three years must continue according to departing manager Padraic Davis.
The former Longford star ended his time with Mohill last Saturday in Elvery’s McHale Park last Saturday when a defiant and battling display from the Leitrim champions saw them fall to a 0-16 to 0-11 defeat to Castlebar Mitchels.
It was a heart-warming display that certainly lifted some of the gloom after heavy defeats for club and county teams in recent years but Padraic’s final message for his Mohill charges that the hard work that led Mohill to two Senior titles and three League crowns in a row must continue if they want to enjoy success in the years ahead.
“Three great years, hugely enjoyable,” Padraic told the Observer, “Success has come, we’re all very grateful for that and we have to be thankful for that. Today, I would have to say, on the balance of my three years and considering the opposition, the magnitude of the competition, today was our best performance of the three years.”
But the hard work must continue stressed the Mohill boss - “There is a strong team there but it is not going to just happen, they have to work so hard at this. They put in an extraordinary effort over the last three years and all that work only turned around those one or two point losses to one or two point wins, it is not that they are running away with anyone.
“They now see the amount of work it takes to get a shift of three or four points and any let off in that, any let off in their attitude, their spirit, their workrate and intensity that they bring to the field now - if there is a drop off in that, they’ll be in trouble and they know that and they’re not going to let that happen.”