EASTER FUN GAA CAMP
Roscommon Ladies GAA in association with Clann na nGael are running an Easter Fun GAA Camp in Johnstown from the 21st – 24th March for all boys & girls aged between five and thirteen.
This will take place between 9.30am and 2pm every day, with registration taking place the Monday morning at 9am. Cost per child is €30 for the four days or €10 per day. Family rate of €50 for two children, €70 for three children and €90 for a family of four. Senior county players will be in attendance as well as experienced coaches. Come along and have some fun while learning the skills of GAA! For further information please contact Ollie on 0872988132 or Michael on 0879890726.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
The Clann underage girls and boys teams did a magnificent job of representing Clann in the Athlone St. Patrick’s day parade last Thursday in perfect sunny conditions. A large contingent of U6, U8, U10, and U12 girls and boys were decked out in Blue, Yellow, and Green to represent the club on our national day. A large number of parents came along as well and soaked up the carnival atmosphere with the children, and all had a wonderful time.
Thanks to the mentors, parents and, most of all, the children for coming out and representing the club so well.
STROKESTOWN TOO STRONG IN JOHNSTOWN
CLANN NA NGAEL 0-14 STROKESTOWN 3-09
A strong physical Strokestown side defeated Clann in this 3rd round O’Rourke Cup league game. An early goal in the 7th minute by the visitors set the pace of this fast flowing game.
Greham Pettit and Donie Shine had solid games in the middle and half forward area of the field but our defence was stretched during large periods of the game and Strokestown’s Colin Compton took full advantage.
Donie Shine again was superb on the free taking scoring 3 points in the first half. Jamie Fahy was marked very tightly but managed to put two over the bar. Three very good goal chances presented themselves to Clann but none were converted, instead Strokestown netted their second goal and put very good moves together and led 2-05 to 0-07 points at half time.
Clann had a better run in the 2nd half and again Donie put over another 3 points. Cathal Shine moved to full forward and put 2 over and was in hard luck for a goal chance.
Strokestown kept up the pressure and ran out convincing winners.
TEAM: Garry Mannion, Aaron O’Reilly, Stephen Flynn, Ronan Gavin, Emmet Kenny, David Flynn, Shane Pettit, Graham Pettit, Cathal Shine, Darra Pettit, Donie Shine, David Connaughton, Jamie Fahy, Matthew Scally, Johnny Dunning. Subs introduced: Sean McManus, Kieran Connaughton, Ross Naughton.
INTERMEDIATE TEAM FALL SHORT IN BALLYLEAGUE
ST. FAITHLEACHS 2-11 CLANN 0-13
The Clann intermediate team travelled to to St Faithleachs to play in the O’Gara Cup at 2:00pm, the seniors having played Strokestown at 12:00 in Johnstown.
Clann started slowly with Faithleachs in control of the game. Two frees from Rian McNamara kept Clann in touch but Faithleachs struck two goals, one on fifteen minutes and another on twenty two minutes to be well in control of the game in the first half.
Ross Naughton scored from play and Rian contributed the rest in the first half to leave the score 2-7 to 5 points in favour of Faithleachs.
The second half started as the first with Faithleachs in control early on. Clann started to get on top around the field and Ross scored two from play with Rian adding five from frees. Clann worked very hard in the second half with Ronan Killian and Cian McManus getting on the ball but the two first half goals made it an uphill struggle with Clann only getting to within three points in the second half. Shane Pettit finished Clanns scoring with a well taken point to leave four in it at the end.
Clann outscored Faithleachs eight points to four in the second half with Gary Mannion ensuring no goal was conceded with a few fine saves in the second half. Final score St. Faithleachs 2-11 Clann 0-13.
Team: Dylan Colgan, Aaron O’Reilly, Patrick Harney, Gary Nicholson, Shane Pettit, Martin Flannery, Ronan Killian, Brian Goode, Martin Costello, Rian Mc Namera, Emmet Rock, Cian McManus, Ross Naughton, Mark Shine, Rian McNamera.
Subs: Gary Mannion, Sean McManus, Kieran Connaughton
UNDER 16’S RECORD LEAGUE VICTORY IN KNOCKCROGHERY
ST. DOMNICS 1-3 CLANN NA NGAEL 6-13
Clann U-16s continued their league campaign with a visit to Knockcroghery last Sunday morning to face St. Domnics. Clann controlled the proceedings from the beginning and this control plus some good play led them to lead at half time by 5-5 to 0-1.
They continued this control in second half, despite some hard work by the lads from St. Domnics to run out winners in the end. The team will be happy with their performance but they know tougher games lie ahead.
Clann Panel: S. Seery, D. Pettit, O. Lennon, M. Kelly, S. Ryan, O. Rock, D. Duff (0-2), S. Reynolds, D. Westman, M. Mc Clean, P. Mc Manus (2-1), A. Harney (0-1), D. Reynolds (1-1), J. Nugent (0-2), E. Fallon (0-1), A. Hunter, D. Mc Manus, C. Fallon Mc-Gowan (1-1), R. Hardiman (1-2), F. Lennon (1-2), C. Lennon, J. Feeney
U.16 LADIES CONTINUE GOOD FORM IN CHAMPIONSHIP
CLANN NA NGAEL 8-14 ST CROANS 0-00
U16’s second match of their championship was on Sunday 20th March in Johnstown Final score Clann na nGael 8-14 v’s St Croans 0-00.
Massive team playing by all girls on the panel today. Great scoring, absolutely incredible defence as you can see by the final score. Excellent football skills where shown by all 19 girls.
On wards and upwards.
Team: Eadion Lennon, Amy Shine, Megan Mc Manus, Molly Dolan, Emma Kildae, Ide Crehan, Caoimhe Galvin, Megan Kelly, Kelley Colgan, Roise Lennon, Aine Connaughton, Ailbhe Mc Manus, Gillian Murray, Christina Connell, Danielle Greasley. Subs: Jenny Seery, Ellie Hewitt, Rachel Naughton, Aoife O’Brien.
Training for the Girls U.6 & U.8 as well as Boys U.6 teams starts on Sunday April 10th in Johnstown from 10.30am – 11.30am.
Training for Boys U.8 teams starts back on the 3rd April at 10:30am
The three Adult Men’s teams are in action, please support;
Friday 25th March – Boyle – 17:00 – U.14 League vs. Boyle
Friday 25th March – Johnstown – 17:00 – Junior League vs. St. Dominics
Sunday 27th March – Johnstown – 11:00 – U.16 League vs. St. Brigids
Matches are subject to change, please check the Fixtures List on clanngaa.ie for updates.
The draw took place in Shines Bar on Sunday 20th of March with a jackpot of €2,000. The numbers drawn were 6-16-22-28. No winner, Four match 3’s win €50:
Frank Naughton C/O Connaughtons
Aine Dooley C/O James Curley
Mary Finneran C/O Mike Keegan
Joan Lawless C/O Ray Fallon Jr.
Next week’s jackpot is €2,200 and the draw will be in The Mill.
Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week.