Football life couldn’t be much better for CAOIMHE MOHAN just now. Victory for Monaghan
in the Ladies’ Division One NFL final, against Cork, was, surely, a dream come true.
However, that happened during May and already the Truagh teenage footballer had made
her mark as it was for her exploits during April that she is honoured with our Quinn-direct/UGAAWA
Monthly Merit Award.
The 18-year-old DIT student nurse was the livewire that lit the sparks up front for
Monaghan. She hit home 1-3 from play in her corner-forward role as the light blues
were brushed aside. Her general play also contributed handsomely to her team’s victory
but she was surprised when told of her Merit Award. “When I got the ‘phone call I
was shocked. At first, I thought that it was someone from a newspaper wanting an
interview about the final. It took a while for the reason of the call to sink in,”
she recalled. “Naturally, I’m chuffed with the award and it gave me a big boost going
into the final.”
Kenny and Fionnuala Mohan with daughter Caoimhe, winner of the Quinn-Direct / UGAAWA
April Merit Award, and UGAAWA chairman JP Graham.
UGAAWA Members along with Caoimhe and Quinn-direct Broker Development Specialist
Shane McCabe (third from right).
Her recent form is all the more meritorious since she tore ankle ligaments in February
and missed a few weeks training during recovery.
The affable Caoimhe beat off the challenge of Cathal McCarron (Tyrone) and Thomas
Corrigan (Fermanagh) for the April honour. Her award includes an engraved Belleek
Living vase, specially designed jewellery by Omeath’s Garrett Mallon, an UGAAWA sports
voucher and training gear from O’Neill’s International Sports.
She will also receive two tickets and overnight accommodation for the UGAAWA Silver
Jubilee banquet at the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran, on Friday, November 17. “That’s
an awful lot and I’m very thankful,” she enthused.
The presentation was made to Caoimhe by Quinn-direct Broker Development Specialist
Shane McCabe at a function in Quinn’s Corner on May 14th.
Caoimhe, JP Graham, her parents and Monaghan Manager, Gregory McGonigle