Clann na nGael Social
The Shamrock Lodge was the venue again for the Club Social on Saturday night. The Lodge was presented in blue and yellow for the night, well done to Paddy & staff and best of luck with new ballroom.
There were a number of awards on the night and the ballroom was packed to capacity.
Minor Ladies Joint Player of the Year – Shauna Bannon and Lauren McDonnell
Minor Boys Player of the Year – Sean McManus
Ladies Player of the Year – Kelly Killian
Men’s Player of the Year – Graham Pettit
Club Person of Year – James Curley
James received a standing ovation from the crowd. James is an outstanding promoter of our weekly lotto and is an invaluable member of our club. This award recognises James’ continuous contribution to our club on a weekly basis and we thank him for his efforts.
The awards were presented on the night by Paul Curran (Senior Team Manager) and Seamus Sweeney (County Board Chairman).
Johnny wins Reader’s Choice Award
The Westmeath Independent Sports Star awards took place on Friday night in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel.
The host Robbie Irwin, RTE Sports Journalist, conducted proceedings in a well run event. Johnny Dunning had previously been awarded the Sports Star of the Month award for October having lifted the Fahey Cup in Hyde Park.
The other awards to be announced on the night were readers choice and the overall Sports Star winner.
The readers choice award was decided by a text vote by readers of the Westmeath Independent and the overall award was decided by a panel of judges.
There was stiff opposition for the awards, including Robbie Henshaw (Rugby), Athlone Community College Girls (Soccer) – which featured a number of Clann girls, Joe Ward (Boxing) and the Flatline Half Marathon, as well as a host of other monthly winners.
When the Readers Choice was announced, Johnny was a very popular winner in the room. Congrats Johnny!
STRONG INTERMEDIATE DISPLAY EARNS AWAY VICTORY
ÉIRE ÓG 2-03 CLANN NA NGAEL 0-12
Clann fielded an near full strength Intermediate team for this match and it certainly improved on their performance from last week’s result in the O’Gara Cup.
In very poor conditions weather wise, Clann started very well and opened the scoring with 5 points from Ross Naughton, Emmet Kenny and Matt Scally. Clann looked like dominating the game in the opening half but wasted easy scoring chances. At half time, the score was Éire Óg 0-02 Clann na nGael 0-06.
Eire Óg hit back with an early goal in the second half to bring them within a point but Clann dug deep and responded with points from Matt Scally, Emmet Kenny and Ross Naughton to rattle the opposition. Éire Óg struck back again with a goal and a point, but Clann held out with a very deserving 3 point win in the end.
Clann: Dylan Colgan, Aaron O’Reilly, Patrick Harney, Darragh Egan, Sean McManus, Kieran Connaughton, Martin Flannery, Brian Goode (1pt), Martin Costello, David Connaughton, Emmet Kenny (3pts), Cian McManus, Ross Naughton (3pts), Emmet Rock, Matthew Scally (5pts).
MINORS HOLD OUT IN NARROW WIN AGAINST STROKESTOWN
STROKESTOWN 1-07 CLANN NA NGAEL 1-08
Clann Minors continued their good start to League Division 1 with another narrow win away to Strokestown on Saturday.
Clann opened with 2 points from Ian Naughton and Liam Donnelly, before Strokestown leveled with 2 pointed frees. Clann then raced 5 points clear with a goal from Ian Naughton on 16 minutes and points from Ciaran Lennon and David McManus. However Strokestown added 2 more points from frees and a point from play to leave it Clann 1-04 Strokestown 0-05 at half time.
Two early 2nd half points from Ciaran Lennon put Clann back in command playing into a strong breeze. Strokestown got their 1st score of the half with a point from play. Ian Naughton and Eoin O’Neill added two further points from play, before Strokestown added another from a free. Sea Henry put over Clann’s last score on 36 minutes. However Strokestown were not finished and pounced for a goal on 37 minutes. It was the last play of the game and Clann held on to win by a point.
A very well contested game by both sides in difficult conditions.
Clann: Sean Seery, Sean Fallon, Jack McManus, Cian Mulvey, Daragh Kildea, Damien Duff, Michael McManus, Sea Henry, David McManus, Eoin O’Neill, Paul McManus, Thomas Bannon, Liam Donnelly, Ciaran Lennon, Ian Naughton, Peter Foley, Reece Moran, Andrew Kelly, Anthony Kelly, Oisin Lennon, Adam Harney, David Finneran.
Next weekend sees a local derby at Minor level, please support;
Saturday 27th – Kiltoom – 20:00 – Minor League vs. St. Brigids
Matches are subject to change, please check the FIXTURES LIST on our website for updates.
DRUM HERITAGE FUNDRAISER
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.
UNDER 16 GIRLS TRAINING
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 Connaughtons on Sunday 21st of February with a jackpot of €4,400. The numbers drawn were 2-9-20-26. No winner, three match 3 winners received €70:
M. Cleary C/O James Curley
Aidan Galvin C/O Bernie Reilly
Aoife & Mikey McManus C/O Peadar Killian
Next week’s jackpot is €4,600 and the draw will be in Monaughans.
Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week.