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Remember the Game: Donoher brothers point the way for Mountmellick to claim the 2009 Division 5 football title

Mountmellick and Kilcotton battle for possession in the ACFL Division 5 final at Colt.

Mountmellick 4-11 Kilcotton 3-6

2009 ACFL Division 5 Final

Mountmellick rounded off an impressive 2009 Division 5 campaign by defeating Kilcotton by eight points in Colt.

Mountmellick essentially had the game wrapped up early following a scoring spree, in which they opened up a whopping 11 point lead in the first quarter.

Karl Donoher was at the forefront of the attack scoring two points and having a hand to play in both goals.

James Donoher and Robbie Hibbits were the two men who grabbed the goals, before Karl Donoher added a third goal along with two further points.

Kilcotton were well and truly under the cosh, with Mountmellick already holding a 16 point lead, Niall Lynch chipped in with a nice point before heaping more misery on Kilcotton when he capitalized on some atrocious defending to slot home a goal.

With a twenty point lead established by Mountmellick, they began to fall asleep, and Kilcotton managed to conjure two late points before the break.

Kilcotton re-emerged a different side, with Noel Delaney and Ciaran Comerford grabbing early points. Comerford missed a penalty, but thankfully only moments later Alan Drennan rattled the net for Kilcotton.

Ronan Bishop and Karl Donoher kept Mountmellick’s scoreline ticking over, but credit must go to Kilcotton for finishing the game in a spirited fashion.

Padraig Bergin and Comerford slotted home two more goals late on, closing the gap but unfortunately for them the damage was well and truly done as Mounmellick marched on to claim the title.

Scorers – Mountmellick: Karl Donoher 1-5, James Donoher 1-1, Robbie Hibbits 1-1, Niall Lynch 1-1, Ciaran O’Mahony 0-1, Phil Doolin 0-1, Ronan Bishop 0-1 Kilcotton: Ciaran Comerford 1-2, Noel Delaney 0-3, Alan Drennan 1-0, Padraig Bergin 1-0, Gary Dollard 0-1.

MOUNTMELLICK: Ross Morrissey; Ciaran O’Mahony, Phile Doolin; Mark Dowling, Mark Parkinson, Gary Fitzpatrick; Gary Fitzpatrick, Willie Whelan; Jim White, Niall Lynch, Ronan Bishop; Karl Donoher, Robbie Hibbits. Subs: Shane Dowling, Eddie Melia, Shane Carter.

KILCOTTON: Tom Carroll; Pat Bergin, Jason Moynan; Cathal Moynan, Eoin Bergin, Richard Power; Eoin Drennan, Alan Drennan; Eoin Stapleton, Noel Delaney, Gary Dollard; Padraig Bergin, Ciaran Comerford. Subs: Denis Coss, Brian Stapleton, Sean Bergin, Patrick Guiden.

Alf Harvey was there that day to capture some of the action.

Padraig Bergin on the attack for Kilcotton against Mark Dowling, Mountmellick in the ACFL Division 5 final at Colt.
Mountmellick’s Mark Parkinson gathers for Mountmellick against Eoin Stapleton, Kilcotton who defeated Kilcotton in the ACFL Division 5 final at Colt.
Kilcotton’s Owen Bergin normally in a more traditional hurling mode warms up against Mountmellick in the ACFL D5 final at Colt.
Colt official Willie Stackpoole watches Kilcotton footballers arrive on the field for the ACFL D5 final against Mountmellick.
Padraig Bergin shoots for Kilcotton against Mark Dowling, Mountmellick in the ACFL Division 5 final at Colt.
Mountmellick and Kilcotton battle for possession in the ACFL Division 5 final at Colt.
Alan Drennan fists this ball for Kilcotton against Mountmellick in the ACFL Division 5 final at Colt.
Mountmellick who defeated Kilcotton in the ACFL Division 5 final at Colt.
Kilcotton who played Mountmellick in the ACFL Division 5 final at Colt.
Ciaran O’Mahony holds on for Mountmellick against Noel Delaney, Kilcotton in the ACFL Division 5 final at Colt.

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