Clann na nGael GAA News February 15th

Clann na nGael Club Social

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.
Tickets are selling out fast so please purchase your ticket as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

The Clann seniors took on Kilmore in Johnstown as part of the double header in the first game of the O’Rourke Cup.
Ruairi McManus was on the score sheet in the first minute followed swiftly by Cathal Callinan after great ball by Cathal Shine. Kilmore with the never say die attitude responded with two points. Clann got punished for descent giving Kilmore two easy frees. Cathal Shine responded with a well taken point from forty yards. Graham Pettit started a good move from the back which ended in Johnny pointing from thirty yards.
David Connaughton added a great score from the left wing to leave the score at 5 to 3 on twenty minutes. Cathal Shine drilled a great pass to Johnny who finished to the net. Matt Scally finished the scoring for the half leaving the score 1-6 to 0-5 at half time.
Emmett Kenny was off the mark after four minutes of the second half with a well finished goal playing at wing back. Clann scored five points in the second half – two by Johnny Dunning and scores by Emmet Kenny, Jamie Fahy and Stephen Flynn.

Clann will face stiffer challenges in the league but no doubt the management and team will be happy to have this win under their belt.

Clann played Michaels Glaveys in the first game of the O’Gara cub at very well turned out pitch thanks to good work by the ground committee.
Clann started with the breeze but it took 9 minutes to register the first score and then Glaveys responded with a point within a minute. In the thirteenth minute Dylan Earl was black carded for a hand trip. It took Clann until the 22nd minute to score their second point and Glaveys lost a man to a second yellow on 23 minutes. The score finished 4 points to 2 at half time.
Clan were well in this game in the second half with the defence on top and holding their own at midfield but unfortunately they did not capitalize on the possession up front.
Overall this was a good display against intermediate county champions which Clann could have won. It finished seven points to six for Glaveys.
This young team with commitment and attitude will give the intermediate league and championship a good run.

Clann got their 2016 Minor League Division 1 campaign off to a winning start in Johnstown on Saturday night against Padraig Pearses.
Pearses started the better and went 2 points up after 10 minutes before Clann hit back with points from Damien Duff and Eoin O’Neill to level it. Another point from Pearses and a point from a free by Ciaran Lennon left it 3 each after 15 minutes. Clann then added 3 unanswered points in 4 minutes from Liam Donnelly, David McManus and Thomas Bannon to go 3 up. Pearses tagged on a point from a free on 21 minutes and David McManus got his 2nd point on 28 minutes. Pearses got the last score of the half with a point on 30 minutes to leave the half time score Clann 0-7 Pearses 0-6.
The 2nd half started well for Clann as they moved 3 points clear with pointed frees from David McManus and then Ciaran Lennon. However Pearses pulled level with a goal after an uncharacteristic error in the Clann full back line. Pearses then pulled 2 clear with 2 points from frees. Ciaran Lennon and Damien Duff got Clann back level again with 10 minutes remaining. But Pearses put over 2 more points to go back infront as the clock wound down.
Clann moved Ciaran Lennon into the full forward line and with time up he won a free 30 metres out on the left. Lennon delivered the ball to the Pearses square and David McManus rose the highest to fist the ball to the net. The kick out brought the final whistle and Clann took the first 2 point of the season.
A very close contest between two evenly matched teams.
Clann: David Finneran. Niall Connaughton, Sean Fallon, Jack McManus, Daragh Kildea, Damien Duff, Sea Henry, David McManus, Ciaran Lennon, Michael McManus, Thomas Bannon, Eoin O’Neill, Peter Foley, Liam Donnelly, Ian Naughton, Anthony Kelly, Cian Mulvey, Sean Seery, Paul McManus, Oisin Lennon.

There are Minor & Intermediate fixtures next weekend, here are the details;
Saturday 20th – Strokestown – 16:00 – Minor League vs. Strokestown
Sunday 21st – Eire Og- 12:00 – Intermediate League vs. Eire Og
All matches are subject to change, please check the FIXTURES LIST for updates.

Congratulations to Cathal Shine who was awarded the Senior Club Footballer of the Year award at the Club Rossie event on Friday last.
Here is the full list of award recipients:

Male Handballer of the Year: Ricki O Gara (St Comans)
Female Handballer of the Year: Fiona Tully (St. Comans)
Senior Club Hurler of the Year: Micheál Kelly (Four Roads)
County U-21 Hurler of the Year: Cathal Dolan (Four Roads)
County Minor Footballer of the Year: Richard Hughes
(Roscommon Gaels)
County Minor Hurler of the Year: Eoghan Costello (Padraig Pearses)
County Ladies Player of the Year: Jennifer Higgins
County Minor Ladies Player of the Year: Niamh Feeney (St Marys)
Senior Club Ladies Player of the Year: Aishling McAuliffe
Senior Club Footballer of the Year: Cathal Shine (Clann na nGael)
Intermediate Club Footballer of the Year: Andrew Glennon
(Michael Glaveys)
Junior Club Footballer of the Year: Niall Lynch (Shannon Gaels)
County Camogie Player of the Year: Susan Spillane (St Dominics)
Senior Club Camogie Player of the Year: Annette McGeeney (Athleague)
Junior Club Camogie Player of the Year: Aishling Beirne (St Dominics)
Special contribution to Scór: Alice Mannion
Hall of Fame: Frank Kenny

A Table Quiz fundraiser will take place for the Drum Heritage Group on Thursday 10th March at 8:30pm in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel. There will be cash prizes and a raffle on the night. Entry of a team of four is €40. Please Support.

Please note that training for the Clann na nGael u16 girls has started and will take place every Wednesday and Friday evening from 7 – 8:15pm in Johnstown.

The draw took place in the Mill on Sunday 14th of February with a jackpot of €4,200. The numbers drawn were 3-6-10-13.

No winner, three match 3 winners received €70:
Michael Lennon C/O Bernie O’Reilly
James Conway C/O Ollie Colgan
Martin Prendergast C/O The Mill

Next week’s jackpot is €4,400 and the draw will be in Connaughtons. Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week.

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