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Clann na nGael GAA News update June 13th

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Clann na nGael 3-7 St Brigids 3-5

A huge and enthusiastic crowd turned up last Friday in Johnstown to witness the latest clash of the great rivals in the Under 14 division 4 league decider.
Clann held the upper hand throughout the game, but a strong finish from St Brigids meant some nervous moments before the final whistle blew, allowing Clann’s captain Patrick Moran to lift the trophy following a deserved victory.
An impressive return of 1-3 from Ian Harney and 3 points from Shane Cleary provided the solid base for the win, with a goal from Michael Harrington in the first half and a further goal from Neil Hannon and a point from James Keane Flanagan in the second half completing the scoring.
A great performance from all Clann players, with particularly strong defensive displays from Brendan Costello, Joseph Kelly, Shane Flannery, Alan McManus and Cian Gavin.
This victory resulted from hard work and dedication throughout the league campaign and they can now move forward with a spring in their steps to face the challenge of the division 3 championship.
Congratulations to the squad and the management.
Squad: Patrick Moran, Shane Flannery, Cian Gavin, Alan Mc Manus, Joseph Kelly, Shane Cleary, James Keane-Flanagan, Neil Hannon, Gary Mulvhill, Ian Harney, Sean O’Connor, Adam Milton, Owen Sumner, Kyle Greasley, Damien Kelly, Robert Connaughton, Luke Gavin, Thomas Lennon, Brendan Costello, Connor Ryan, Cian O’Suilleabhain, Michael Harrington.

Under 12 Updates

The under 12 squad experienced the ups and downs that sport generates this week, in their continuing education in the GAA. First thing to say is that the players and their parents and guardians are a credit to our club.
Roscommon Gaels 2-7 Clann na nGael 1-6
Following on from the exertions of the Newry tournament, the division 1 squad were back in action 48 hours later to take on Roscommon Gaels in the Spring League semi final in Lisnamult. In what was universally accepted as a great game, Clann were beaten, despite a monumental effort towards the end, with Gaels under intense pressure. A good campaign in the Spring league finished on a high in terms of commitment and courage, if not victory.
Squad: David Campion, Eoghan Connaughton, Ollie Hynes, Éanna Henry, Oisín O’Flaherty, Eoghan Galvin, John Shine, Diarmuid O’Brien, Charlie Kelly, Tomás O’Neill, Shane Gavin, Páidí O’Leochain, Ethan Hunter, Darren Quinn, Eoghan McManus, Conor McManus and Cormac Westman.
Walsh Cup
Due to a build up of fixtures, we had to concede our group stage game against Moate, which ruled out the prospect of playing the “A” final of the competition. We played the “B” final against Athlone GAA on Friday last and did enough to give joint captains John Shine and Liam Ward the chance to lift the trophy for the club. We would hope to get a chance to play Moate later in the year to reschedule the cancelled game.

Spring League Division 6 final

Roscommon Gaels 4-8 Clann na nGael C 2-8
In truth, whilst Clann could more than match the Gaels in skill, the Gaels had the power and size to edge this excellent encounter in Knockcroghery. Clann got off to an excellent start, but the opponents came back into it, levelled and held the lead to the finish, despite the best efforts of the young Clann team. Congratulations to Roscommon Gaels and commiserations to the gallant boys from Clann na nGael. The coaches, parents and supporters can take great pride in their efforts and can look forward to the remainder of the season.
Squad: Sean Kelly, Cathal Roche, Evan Quinn, Mark Fallon, Darragh O’Neill, Kennae Fallon, Dylan Brady, Ryan Moran, Kyle Moroney, Gary O’Shea, Jack Macken, Cody Moran, Aaron Mullen, Alex Devaney, Mark Lennon.

Ladies Updates

Our U8 girls played St Brigids on Sunday morning in Johnstown. All the girls involved had a great game and really enjoyed themselves. Thanks to David & Karen for all their great work with the girls to date.

Our Minor ladies training has resumed on Wednesday & Fridays at 7.00pm.

Johnstown Updates

Works are continuing on our pitch fencing and footpath for the coming week.
There may be some voluntary help required during the week to get ready for our double header at the weekend.
Oran play Dominic’s in the intermediate championship on Saturday evening at 5.45pm and our seniors play neighbours Pearses at 7.30pm. This is the second round of championship at senior and intermediate level.
We would ask managers and team mentors to be mindful of the works going on with our juvenile boys and girls attending Johnstown in the coming week.

Kelloggs Cúl Camp returns

Cúl Camp in Johnstown confirmed for Monday 4th July til Friday 8th. Online booking is preferred to ensure child will get the gear on the week of the camp, although they will accept applications on the first day. Web page is
Once online, instructions are straight forward. All applications go through Cul camp and we are providing our facilities but not directly involved in organising it. The cost is great value for money, given the gear that will be provided. These camps are hugely successful for the GAA throughout the country and we hope there will be a very large turnout in Johnstown!

Championship Fever

Next weekend, our Senior and Intermediate teams are out in the second round of Championship. Good luck to both teams and management. Details below;
Saturday 18th June – 19:30 – Johnstown – Senior Championship vs. Padraig Pearses.
Sunday 19th June – 15:30 – Éire Óg – Intermediate Championship vs. Éire Óg.

Well done Ollie

Well done to Ollie Hynes who played for the Roscommon NS Schools today at half time against Sligo in the Connacht championship semi-final.

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