MINOR LADIES WIN CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE
Clann na nGael 2-7 St. Ciarans 0-8
The Thomas Nolan Sponsored Clann Minor Girls Team are County Champions once again. The 2015 County Minor Final was finally played on Sunday 7th February in Kiltoom against St. Ciarans. This Final has been on and off since last September, all of which was outside of Clann’s control. However the wait was worth it in the end as the Clann Minors completed a 4 in a row at this level.
The conditions on the day were very poor and having lost the toss the Clann girls had to play against the wind and rain in the first half. From the first attack Clann scored a goal but St. Ciarans soon took control of the game and proceeded to put the Clann defence under severe pressure and scored a couple of points to lead the game. Clann had some chances to score themselves but handling errors in difficult conditions led to some turnovers which were duly punished. Clann knew if they could weather the “storm” in the first half and stay within a couple of scores the second half would be a different story. They managed to go in only 2 points down on a half time score of Clann 1:01 to St. Ciarans 0:06.
The second half was a different game and soon Clann began to dominate and scored their second goal of the day to take control of the match. St. Ciaran’s tried to work the ball up but time after time the Clann defence stood firm and defended with great discipline to set up further counter attacks. As Ciaran’s tried to stay in the game, space opened for the Clann girls,which they maximised to rattle off some great scores. In the end it was a great second half performance by the Clann Minors and all the subs that were used during the game made an positive impact to help Clann retain the Cup for an impressive 4th time.
Team: Aodainn Lennon, Kayleigh Allen, Lauren McDonnell, Ida Grehan, Amy Shine, Shauna Bannon, Amy Quinn, Shauna Connell, Aine Connaughton, Megan Kelly, Sinead Farrell, Caoimhne Lennon, Therese Lennon, Aoife O’ Brien, Laoise Henry.
Subs: Kelly Colgan, Shauna Naughton, Christina Connell, Rachel Naughton, Louise Egan, Molly Dolan, Orla Shine, Sinead Connaughton, Carol Griffin.
Well done to all involved!
UNDER 16 BOYS OPEN LEAGUE ACCOUNT WITH WIN OVER ORAN
CLANN NA NGAEL 4-16 ORAN 0-6
Clann U-16s opened their league campaign with a good win over a weakened Oran side on a cold Friday night last in Johnstown.
The cold conditions and a heavy pitch following the rain earlier in the day meant that good football was in short supply but both sides did their best in the testing conditions.
Clann dominated the game for long periods and deserved their win following a workmanlike performance but the team know tougher tests lie ahead.
Clann Panel & Scorers:
S. Seery, Dec Mc Manus, D. Pettit, O. Lennon, D. Reynolds, A. Wall, D. Westman, A. Harney, O. Rock, M. Kelly, S. Ryan, P. Mc Manus (0-2), D. Sumner, D. Duff (0-2), J. Nugent (0-2), C. Lennon (0-1), E. Fallon (0-2), N. Macken (0-1), C. Fallon-McGowan (1-0), C. O’Brien (2-5), F. Lennon (0-1), J. Duignan (1-0), R. Hardiman, J. Feeney, M. Gannon, A. Hunter, M. Mc Clean, Dar Mc Manus, J. Middleton, S. Reynolds, C. Tynan.
JUNIORS LOSE OUT IN SEMI-FINAL
MICHAEL GLAVEY’S 1-08 CLANN NA NGAEL 1-05
Clann’s junior B team were knocked out of the Championship at the semi-final stage in terrible conditions against Michael Galvey’s.
Clann’s young team got off to a great start scoring 1-1 against the home team. A super goal from Ian Naughton & a point from play from Eoin o Neill gave Clann an early lead. Galvey’s played the first half with a strong breeze and they got back into the game, scoring 1-04 without reply. This was then followed with a red card for a Galvey’s midfielder for striking out at Clann’s center back Cormac Harney, and Clann got the last score of the half through an Eoin O’Neill free kick.
Things looked positive for Clann at half time but the conditions were getting worse by the minute. Galvey’s experience and being a physically bigger team just didn’t work out for a young Clann team, but their credit, Clann got back level on two occasions.
Seanie Walshe kicked a free and a huge score from the middle of the field to tie up the game, but Galvey’s went ahead again with 10 minutes remaining. A great move from the Johnstown men involving every line of the team right from Dylan Colgan in goal was finished off by an energetic Niall Connaughton. The game was in the melting pot at this stage, but a number of refereeing decisions favoured the home team and Galveys hit 3 frees to run out eventual winners.
Clann Team: Dylan Colgan, Darragh Lennon, Liam Óg Naughten, Shane Gavin, Niall Connaughton, Cormac Harney, Eddie McLoughlin, Paul Dunning, Aaron Shine, Shane Lacey, Daniel Harney, Eoin Hannon, Ian Naughton, Sean McManus, Eoin O’Neill.
Subs: Gearóid Lennon, Seanie Walshe, Peter Foley, David Kildea, Andrew Kelly.
The Club Social will be held on Saturday 20th of February in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel at 8:30pm. Dinner served with music by the LOLs. Medal presentation will be made to the successful Men’s Senior & Under 21 squads as well as Ladies Senior squad. Tickets: €30 – available from committee members and usual outlets.
There are fixtures at a number of levels next weekend, here are the details;
Saturday 13th – Johnstown – 19:30 – Minor League vs. Pearses
Sunday 14th – Johnstown – 12:00 – Intermediate League vs. Michael Glavey’s
Sunday 14th – Johnstown – 14:00 – Senior League vs. Kilmore
All matches are subject to change, please check the FIXTURES LIST for updates.
Clann na nGael Lotto
The draw took place in Shines on Sunday 7th of February with a jackpot of €4,000. The numbers drawn were 6-10-11-17.
No winner, Eight match 3 winners received €25:
Isla Rose Carberry C/O Ollie Colgan
Caroline O’Loughlin C/O Brian Brogan
Michael Lennon C/O Bernie O’Reilly
Sarah Seery C/O Vincent Bannon
Marion O’Brien C/O James Curley
Matt Carroll C/O James Curley
Peter & Gerry Shine C/O Anne Shine
Gerry McGuinness C/O Brian Fallon
Next week’s jackpot is €4,200 and the draw will be in The Mill.
Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week.