06 Oct 2022

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Mohill's players celebrate with the Fenagh Cup last year - who will be celebrating this Sunday evening?

1.16: The sides will have to meet again after an entertaining final finishes level - St Manachan's 2-11, Melvin Gaels 1-14

1.15: Darragh Rooney stands over a free from an incredibly tough angle but it is claimed on the line by a Mohill defender.

1.13: Evan Harkin with an excellent point deep in injury time to level matters.

1.09: Another excellent point from Darragh Rooney has given Melvin Gaels a one point lead as the board goes up to indicate one minute of injury time. 1-14 to 2-10

1.04: Sub on Melvin Gaels team, Caolan Clancy replaces James O'Reilly

1.04: Eoghan Keegan with an excellent free has levelled matters once more. 

1.02 Melvin Gaels back in front courtesy of a Declan Clancy point - Melvin Gaels 1-13, St Manachan's 2-9

1.01: The lead didn't last long as Ryan Murphy replied immediately with a point for St Manachan's.

1.01: Brilliant point from DArragh Rooney after a fine ball from Leo Ryan and Melvin Gaels lead for the first time.

12.57: Another Darragh Rooney has levelled matters and Melvin Gaels could have gone in front seconds later but Cillian McGloin saw an effort go wide. 1-11 to 2-8

12.55: A huge free from Darragh Rooney has put the minimum between the sides - 2-8 to 1-10

12.54: Jack Roynanne point reduces the deficit further seconds after Cillian McGloin was denied a goal by goalkeeper Jordan McGuinness' knee

12.52: A Darragh Rooney free leaves a goal betwen the sides - 2-8 to 1-8

12.49 Sub: Jack Roynanne replaces Rhys Brennan on Melvin Gaels team.

12.47: Moment of controversy as Ethan Harkin's shot which looked good and was signalled as a point by the umpire has been waved wide by the referee after advice from his linseman

12.44: Cillian McGloin responds with a point for Melvin Gaels - St Manachan's 2-8, Melvin Gaels 1-7

12.43: Two points in quick succession from Jordan Reynolds, one free, have given St Manachan's a great start to the second half.

12.41: The second half is underway, no changes on either side.

MFC A Final latest St Manachan's 2-6 Melvin Gaels 1-6 HALF TIME@MohillGAA @melvingaels

— Leitrim GAA (@LeitrimGAA) October 9, 2016

12.29: The half time whistle has sounded. St Manachan's finished the first half strongly and enjoy a 2-6 to 1-6 lead over Melvin Gaels at the interval.

12.28: Fiachra McGuinnes scores another point as the game enters injury time to give his side a three point cushion.

12.25: Another Fiachra McGuinness point puts St Manachan's two points clear. One minute additional time has been signalled for the end of the first half.

12.23: Fiachra McGuinness point edges St Manachan's back in front. 2-4 to 1-6

12.22: The sides are level after another Darragh Rooney free, St Manachan's 2-3, Melvin Gales 1-6

12.20: GOAL: Darragh Rooney capitalises on an excellent pass from Declan Clancy and fires to the net. St Manachan's 2-3, Melvin Gaels 1-5

12.20: Darragh Rooney converts a free for Melvin Gaels

12.18: Update on St Manachan's starting team, Niall Keegan (22) starts in place of Kalon Harkin, Peter O'Neill replaces Jonathon Reynolds and Fiachra McGuinness wears 24 instead of 14.

12.16: GOAL: Jordan Reynolds pounces for his second goal of the game. St Manachan's 2-3, Melvin Gaels 0-4.

12.14: A Darragh Rooney pointed free is quickly followed by a Rhys Brennan point for Melvin Gaels. St Manachan's 1-3, Melvin Gaels 0-4.

12.12: Darragh Rooney scores Melvin Gaels' second point of the afternoon with a perfectly flighted 45. St Manachan's 1-3, Melvin Gaels 0-2.

12.09: GOAL: Jordan Reynolds got to dangerous delivery ahead of Melvin Gaels goalkeeper Eoin Gallagher to divert the ball to the net. St Manachan's 1-3, Melvin Gaels 0-1. Blood sub has been reversed.

12.08: Blood sub on St Manchan's team, Gavin Gordon replaces Tadgh Mulligan.

12.02: Fiachra McGuinness extends St Manachan's lead to three points before Darragh Rooney opens Melvin Gaels account with a free.

12.00: Fast start for Mohill with points from Ryan Murphy and Jordan Reynolds (free)

11.55: The teams start the Leitrim Minor Championship Final as selected:

Decision day is here with the Leitrim GAA Senior, Intermediate and Minor Championship Finals all down for decision in Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada today (Sunday, October 9).

And you can follow all the action right here with the Leitrim Observer Live Blog from Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada, covering all the action from the Connacht Gold Senior, Fox's Monumentals Intermediate and Minor Championship Finals.

The action gets underway with the Minor A Final meeting of Melvin Gaels and St. Manchan's at 12 noon followed by the clash of Ballinamore Sean O'Heslin's and Drumkeerin in the Intermediate Final at 2.00.

And closing the day will be the highly anticipated meeting of Aughawillan and Glencar/Manorhamilton in the showpiece of the Leitrim GAA club calendar, the throw-in at 4 pm.

The Observer will also be carrying updates on twitter @LeitrimToday and on Facebook at

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