John Gallagher RIP
We extend deepest sympathy to the family of John Gallagher who died at the weekend. Unlike his late brothers Michael and Brendan, John never played football but was an avid supporter and had another great talent. With respect we’ll quote Des Keegan from his recent history of the Mohill: John Gallagher, acquired almost legendary status as an umpire. Without being asked he would make his way, calmly and serenely to the goals where he would give his decisions with such an air of authority that nobody ever questioned the legitimacy of those decisions. Of course it is quite possible that, by a judicious and subtle nudge from his shoulder, balls that appeared to be going wide ended up as points, and vice versa, depending on which team was playing into the goals at which he was officiating. It is said, with some justification that he scored more points for Mohill than many corner forwards (Unquote). In recent years he took great pride in the football career of his nephew Ronan Gallagher to whom we commiserate as well as John’s sisters and extended family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.
The Club AGM will take place in the Clubrooms next Friday 15 at 8pm. New members are welcome. No volunteers ever turned away.
Under 20 St Manchan’s
These young men played St Mary’s on Sunday last but were two points down at the final whistle and so ends their championship. The panel and scorers was: G Gordon, L Rowley, S Harkin, J McNabola, M Tirenan, R Maguire, T Mulligan 0-3, Jonny Reynolds E Harkin 0-3, K Bohan 0-1, J Boyle, D Gaffey 0-1, P O’Neill, N McNabola 0-1, J McCaffrey 0-2, C Mulligan. We wish St Mary’s the best in the semi and thank the young men from Mohill, Cloone and Eslin who turned out for training in the last few weeks with Mickey Quinn, Ronan Gordon and Ciaran Baxter.
So ends football for 2019! Mohill won the senior League for the fourth time in five years a great achievement by any stretch of the imagination. Endless work was undertaken for girls boys and adults over the year to improve performance. Bórd na nÓg gave great attention to the really young with blitzes for all age groups, home and away for months. Hard to believe that from Under 13s up there are 14 teams of both genders catered for, behind every team there is management, selectors, physios, park workers, jersey washers most of whom are volunteers so the club thank all concerned who helped out in any way during 2019. For a bigger insight into the running of a GAA club come to the AGM in Friday next at 8pm in the clubrooms and be part of the 2020 story.