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Clann na nGael GAA News update April 19th

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Michael Kenny Car Sales sponsor Clann na nGael Under 16 Ladies

The U16 ladies were inspired to victory by their new jerseys kindly sponsored by Michael Kenny Car Sales. Thanks to Michael Kenny for his sponsorship and we hope it can be a successful year.
Pictured are: Ailish O’Brien (Selector Under 16), Fidelma Lennon (Secretary Clann Ladies), Bernie Naughton (Selector U.16), Rachel Naughton (Captain Under 16), Mike Kenny (Sponsor), Owen McManus (Manager), Tony Quinn (Selector).

Oran 3-12 Clann na nGael 1-14

Clann Seniors travelled to Oran this week to play the third round of the Division One League. Poor conditions underfoot provided heavy playing conditions. Clann started with a point from Cathal Callinan followed up with another from Donie Shine and looked to take control.
However Oran hit back with 2 points from play before Shine put over 2 more. Again Oran got through with a well taken goal from centre forward Jack Earley, the same player was man of the match having caused the defence a lot of problems. Shine hit home another 4 points followed up with a goal from Callinan to leave the score at half time Clann 1-7 to 1-4.
Oran started the 2nd half with intensity and scored 2 points in the first minute and followed up with a goal from a penalty and points from play.
Clann fought back with points from Donie Shine, his tally of 8 points throughout the game, however Oran went on a scoring spree and finished strong with a goal and several points from play to win this match convincingly.
Team: Gary Mannion, Aaron O’Reilly, Stephan Flynn, Sean McManus, Fergal Lennon, David Flynn, Ronan Gavin, Darra Pettit, Graham Pettit, Shane Pettit, Emmet Kenny, David Connaughton, Jonathan Dunning, Donie Shine, Cathal Callinan.
Subs used: Ciaran O’Reilly, Jamie Fahy, Kieran Connaughton, Cian McManus, Martin flannery, Martin Costello.

Clann na nGael B 0-16 Tulsk 3-13

The Clann intermediate team played Tulsk in a cold but dry Johnstown on Saturday evening, preceded by the Minor’s win over St. Dominics. Throw in was at 7pm and Tulsk started the better with some early scores. Clann got the score board ticking with a fine score by Kieran Connaughton but Tulsk dominated the game early on scoring a goal in the 15th minute.
Clann managed 4 points in the first half through Kieran Connaughton, Martin Costello, Killian Bannon and Ronan Killian leaving the score at half time 0-04 to 1-07.
Clann managed 12 points in the second half but goals were the difference in the end. Killian Bannon took some good scores with both left and right in the second half with Clann having nine different scorers throughout the game, however the Tulsk goals proved the difference.
Tulsk will be a team with ambition to win intermediate championship so all in all Clann put in good performance.
Team: David Finneran, Darragh Egan, Eugene Pettit, Gary Nicholson, Kieran Connaughton, Patrick Harney, Martin Flannery, Brian Goode, Martin Costello, Ros Naughton, Killian Bannon, Ronan Killian, Cian McManus, Emmet Rock, Dylan Earl.
Subs: Mark Shine, Darragh Glynn, Niall Connaughton, Shane Lacey, Eoin O’Neill, Darragh Kildea

Minor Division One – Clann na nGael 4-5 St. Dominics 3-4

Clann Minors resumed League Division 1 with a narrow win over St. Dominics in Johnstown on Saturday night.
Clann notched up 1-03 before half time with points from Niall Connaughton, Thomas Bannon and David McManus, and a well taken goal by Ian Naughton. St Dominics looked very strong and pacey and racked up 2-02 by half time, hitting Clann on the break for the two goals.
Clann started the 2nd half much better and within a minute had the ball in the back of the net from Eoin O’Neill after some patient build up play. Further points from David McManus and Niall Connaughton left Clann leading by 3 points after 10 minutes of the 2nd half. A long period with no scores was broken by St Dominics as they put up 1-02 in 2 minutes to leave Clann trailing with 8 minutes to play. However sub Paul McManus hit the net on 29 minutes and Liam Donnelly finished well with a goal a minute later to seal the win for Clann.
Clann: D.Finneran, J.McManus, C.Costello, Cian Mulvey, D.Kildea, D.Duff, N.Connaughton, D.McManus, S.Henry, M.McManus, C.Lennon, T.Bannon, I.Naughton, L.Donnelly, E.O’Neill, M.Hanley, P.O’Brien, Andrew Kelly, Anthony Kelly, S.Seery, O.Lennon, P.McManus,

Minor Division 4: Clann na nGael B 1-10 St Ronans 2-4
Clann Minor Division 4 team were back in action on Friday night in Johnstown.
The Ballyfarnon lads had a long journey down to Johnstown but they started the brighter and were 1-01 up after 5 minutes. However Clann then got going and clocked up 1-05 of their own with 3 points from full forward and captain Patrick O’Brien, 1-01 from Eoghan Fallon and a point from Robbie Hardiman to lead by 4 points at the break.
Clann kept the scoreboard ticking over through the 2nd half with points from Eoghan Fallon, Oisin Lennon, Robbie Hardiman and Anthony Kelly. St Ronans were never too far away after a goal and 3 points left only 3 points between the teams at the end.

Under 12 League action

Another busy weekend for our Under 12 players. Three teams represented the club at this age group in Divisions 1, 4 & 6.
It is very encouraging to see the number of players that Clann can field. A total of 36 boys wore the club jersey with distinction.
The division 1 team lost to St Brigids in Kiltoom on a scoreline of 5-8 to 1-8. A good first half saw them level at half time, but a number of well taken goals by our neighbours saw off Clann’s challenge. Some encouraging points, and some things to work on for the Division 1 squad.

The Division 4 team travelled to Croghan to take on Shannon Gaels. A fantastic battling display was rewarded with a four point win. When the game was in the balance, the lads showed their true footballing character and won out on a scoreline of 5-5 to 4-4. Thanks to all parents and coaches who made the long trip.

Our Division 6 team travelled to Knockcroghery to play St Dominics. St Dominics were victorious, but, once again, there was much to admire in the manner in which these players went about their business and a strong breeze was a decisive factor. The final score was 2-4 to 0-2.

Under 12 Girls begin campaign with a victory

Clann Under 12 girls got there 2016 campaign of to a good start with a victory against St. Ciaran’s.
Well done to all players and management. Training continues on Monday and Friday nights.

Under 16 Ladies victorious in Semi-Final

U16’s Semi-final was played in Johnstown on Sunday 17th April. Throw in was 5:00pm. Mike Kenny sponsors U16’s team. Final Score Clann 2-09 Boyle 3-04.
Two strong teams showed up at Johnstown today. Boyle gave it their all, but the Clann girls dug deep enough to win by 2 points. An extremely tight and competitive game. Great defence and scoring. Well done to all players. Many thanks to Kayleigh Dunning and Niamh Fallon for helping out with the team.
Team: Eadaoin Lennon, Amy Shine, Megan McManus, Molly Dolan, Emma Kildae, Ide Crehan, Caoimhe Galvin, Aine Connaughton, Megan Kelly, Kara Earle, Rachel Naughton, Aishling McGoldrick, Roise Lennon, Kelley Colgan, Danielle Greasley
Subs: Aoife O’Neill, Katelin Connell, Jenny Seery, Ailbhe McManus, Kayleigh Shine, Aoife O’Brien, Ellie Hewitt, Gillian Murray, Christina Connell and Colleen McManus

Mothers and Others Training

Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others has started back training on Thursdays at 8.30pm in Johnstown. This is non competitive football for fun from ages 18 years with no limit, for more information please contact Lesley O’Neill on 087-7740123.

Upcoming Fixtures

Thursday 21st April – 19:00 – Fuerty – U.14 Div.1 League v. St. Ciarans
Thursday 21st April – 19:00 – Kiltoom – U.14 Div.4 League v. St. Brigids
Friday 22nd April – 19:00 – Ballyforan – Minor Div.4 League v. St. Aidans
Sunday 24th April – 12:00 – Johnstown – U.12 Div.4 League v. Éire Óg
Sunday 24th April – 14:00 – Johnstown – Intermediate League v. Fuerty
Sunday 24th April – 15:00 – Kiltoom – Senior League v. St. Brigids
Monday 25th April – 19:00 – Johnstown – U.12 Div.1 League v. Roscommon Gaels
Monday 25th April – 19:00 – Johnstown – U.12 Div.6 League v. Roscommon Gaels
Matches are subject to change, please check the Fixtures List on for updates.

20K Drop

Clann na nGael are looking for sponsors for its next fundraiser, The 20k Drop, in Athlone Springs on Saturday 28th May. The format is similar to the Thousandaire that we ran a few years ago and the video posted on Facebook shows the type of exposure any sponsor will get on the night. Please contact any club official if interested in getting involved.

Clann na nGael Lotto

The draw took place in the Spring’s on Sunday 17th of April with a jackpot of €2,800.
The numbers drawn were 3-6-7-20.
No winner, Eight match 3’s win €25:
P. Halligan C/O James Curley
Niamh O’Brien C/O Tommy O’Brien
Kevin O’Brien C/O James Curley
Kitty Naughton C/O Kitty Naughton
Alan Dunne C/O Liam Dunne
Bridie Bigley C/O Eileen Whelan
C. Reilly C/O Lennon’s Fruit & Veg
Eddie Naughton C/O The Grove
Next week’s jackpot is €3,000 and the draw will be in the Grove.
Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week.

Club Rossie

Clann still have a number of Club Rossie memberships available, please contact a club member for more information.

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