County Junior Final

McHale Park, Castlebar 21st October 2007.

County Junior final 07
The Achill Juniors put on a magnificent display of football.

Achill defeated Islandeady in the County Junior final with a final score of Achill 2-12 Islandeady 1-08.
This was Achill’s first County final win since 1995. So a great achievement for the team and club.

Man of the Match
Dónal Corrigan, Cashel was voted Man of the Match. Well deserved.

Photos and Videos Clips from the Final

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To read full Match reviews use the links below......

FINAL Junior Champ 07 (source: Westernpeople 24/10/07), Click here.

FINAL Junior Champ 07 (source: Mayonews 23/10/07), Click here.

To read more articles use the links below..........

FINAL Junior Champ 07 "Centre of attention" (source: Mayonews 23/10/07), Click here.

FINAL Junior Champ 07 "League Winds Down" (source: Mayonews 23/10/07), Click here.

Pre FINAL Junior Champ 07 "The Wearing Of The Green" (source: Mayonews 16/10/07), Click here.

SEMI FINAL REPLAY Junior Champ 07 (source: Westernpeople 17/10/07), Click here.

John Cooney shares in Achill’s Junior joy

Taken from, and copyright of the Western People Wednesday, October 24, 2007.

"John shares in Achill’s Junior joy"

ON Sunday night, as the Pete McDonnell Cup returned to Achill for the sixth time in a sea of noise and emotion, there was one man in the cavalcade whose memories stretched right back to the club’s first county junior crown in 1942.

John Cooney from Achill Sound was right-half back on the Achill team that beat Bonniconlon in that final, sixty-five years ago, and he was a proud man on Sunday as Colm Gallagher led the men in green to victory over Islandeady in McHale Park.

“I’m the only one of that team still around and I remember it as clearly as if it was yesterday. The club had only been set up a few months before and in our first season we won the West (Mayo junior championship) and came to Castlebar to play Bonniconlon in the junior final a couple of weeks later.

“I was on the half-back line that day and there were fine play-ers on the team. We played well and winning that game is something I have always remembered. We were so happy and I see the same joy in the lads today. The club has won six county titles now but I’d probably say that today’s performance was as good as I’ve seen. I’m delighted to have been here with them today and I’m very proud of all the lads. They played like men out there, proud Achill men and some of the football they played was very good. I was here last week when they just managed to beat Charlestown in the semi-final but they were like a different team out there today.”

John, who often cycled from Achill to support Mayo in Tuam and beyond, had his 1942 winner’s medal with him on Sunday and now he’s hoping that the 2007 team can go on and add a Connacht title to their trophy cabinet.

“They’re a fine group of young lads and I just hope they stick together because if they do, they can achieve a lot. We might have another few days out with them before the season is over,” he concluded.