Clann na nGael 0-12 St. Brigid’s 1-6
This 4th round of the Roscommon Senior Championship brought out the best in Clann and produced excellent performances from our star players. The team were well kitted out in their new jerseys, kindly sponsored by Supermacs and Matrix Bathrooms.
Donie Shine and Cathal Shine showed our county management reps. what they missed in their recent encounters. Both players had a major impact on the result of this match, Donie in particular seemed to cover every inch of the field and brought off an excellent save from a Senan Kilbride lob destined to the back of the net.
Excellent fielding from Cathal Shine in the middle and accurate distribution from Donie in the first half set the tone in this match. Greham Pettit was another of our major Impact players who played very well and kept Senan Kilbride at bay.
This was a huge step up from their last week’s encounter with Castlerea and a valuable 2 point gained to put Clann right back in the mix.
Jack Connaughton played a fine game right up to his black card, his interception at a vital stage of the match to stop a definite goal chance from St. Brigid’s lifted the whole team. County players Ultan Harney and Fergal Lennon showed their power and strength in breaking tackles. Both Matt Scally Johnny Dunning was a thorn in the Bridgids defence and won excellent ball in the forward line.
Clann play Boyle in our last game, this will be a very interesting encounter due to the fact that Boyle beat Roscommon Gaels which puts them on level points with Clann. All in all a good days work by Clann and we look forward to the final game in this group in two weeks’ time.
Team: C. Hannon, R. Gavin, S. Flynn, G. Pettit, J. Connaughton, D. Flynn, F. Lennon, D. Shine, C. Shine, C. Callinan, U. Harney, M. Scally, J. Dunning, R. McManus, J. Fahy
Subs: D. Pettit, S. Pettit, C. McManus, R. Naughton
INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Clann na nGael 1-09 St Aidan’s 2-16
The Seery’s Bar sponsored Clann Intermediate took to the field in the fourth round of the championship in a well presented Naomh Dominic’s pitch in ideal conditions. Clann had a good mix of youth and experience in this must win championship game.
Ciaran Connaughton got Clann of to a good start with a well taken point of his left foot. Aidans replied with a point of their own. Clan dominated the first 20 mins scoring 6 points to Aidan’s 3, but Aidan’s got a hold on the game scoring the next four points going in at half time leading 7 points to 6.
The second half started as the first ended with Aidans scoring 2-2 in the first eight minutes. Clann responded well with a goal but were unable to get back into the game with Aidan’s winning most battles scoring some fine points.
Aidans went out comfortable winners scoring 2-9 in the second half to Clann’s 1-3, leaving the final score of 2-16 to 1-9. With Clann missing Cillian Bannon, Martin Costelloe and recently married Brian Goode this was just too big a challenge. Congrats to Mr. & Mrs Goode.
Team: G Mannion, D Egan, P Harney, G Nicholson, D Duff, M Flannery, N Connaughton, E Rock, R Killian(1), C Connaughton(1), C Reilly(2) E O’Neill, I Naughton(1), C Lennon (1-3), M Shine(1).
Subs: N Harney, D Glynn, I Wall, D Finnernan.
U.16 Div.1 Championship Clann na nGael 4-10 Oran 2-12
Clann U-16 boys team returned to competitive action last Tuesday when they played Oran in the 3rd round of the U.16 championship on a good evening for football on a well prepared Rockfield, Orans home ground.
Oran opened well and dominated the first half against a Clann team that showed snatches of what they could do. On the otherhand Oran were very slick and played to their strengths and went in leading at half time by 2-7 to 0-4. This was a lead they deserved following their first half performance.
The opening third of the second half continued as the first half had been with Oran continuing to be the livelier side on the field and on the scoreboard despite a little revival from Clann and after 10 mins of the second their was still 9 pts between the sides on a scoreline of 2-11 to 1-5.
However at this stage the game took a turn in favour of Clann and for the last 20 mins they restricted Oran to a single point while they went on a scoring spree themselves and tagged on 3-5 in fifteen minute period to run out winners by 4 points on a scoreline of 4-10 to 2-12.
The Clann panel showed great character in coming back but the rustiness of the break clearly showed and they know they can’t continue to have slow starts in games. While beaten Oran can be very proud of their performance and the part they played in what was a very entertaining game for those attending.
Clann’s opponents in the next round are St. Dominic’s in Knockcroghery on Saturday 20th August.
Clann Panel: S. Seery, S. Ryan, O. Lennon, A. Wall, A. Harney, O. Rock, D. Reynolds, D. Duff (1-0), D. Sumner, C O’Brien (0-4), J. Nugent (0-1), P. Mc Manus (1-2), R. Hardiman, E. Fallon, C. Fallon-McGowan (1-2), F. Lennon, N. Macken (1-1), S. Reynolds, J. Duignan, M. Kelly, M. Gannon, M. Mc Clean, J. Middleton, D. Pettit, D. Westman, J. Feeney, A. Hunter, C. Lennon, Dar Mc Manus, Dec Mc Manus.
Under 14 Report
The last Div.1 group game was conceded, leaving the team with a 100% record and a County final place secured. The date of the final has not yet been finalised. Div 3 team have unfinished business in their group, with dates of remaining fixtures to be confirmed.
U.12 Div.1 Summer League: Clann na nGael 5-5 Roscommon Gaels 1-13
U.12 Div.1 Summer League: Clann na nGael 5-5 Roscommon Gaels 1-13
A couple of clichés come to mind on this game. Firstly, goals win games and Clann relied on their clinical goal taking to claim victory in this tight and enjoyable game. Secondly, it was a game of two halves. First half was dominated by Clann, but a determined Roscommon Gaels team were stronger in the second half. All told, it was a deserved victory for Clann and it is entirely likely that our paths will cross in the knockout stages. 3 wins from 3 games is a very satisfactory position for the boys. Next up is a tough encounter on Thursday next in Johnstown against Boyle with the final group game away to Pearses on Monday 22nd.
Squad: Darren Quinn, Ollie Hynes, Eoghan Connaughton, Diarmuid O’Brien, Éanna Henry, Eoghan Galvin, Oisín O’Flaherty, John Shine, Charlie Kelly, Tomás O’Neill, Shane Gavin, Páidí O’Leochain, Liam Ward, Ethan Hunter, Conor McManus, Cormac Westman.
U.12 Div.4 Summer League: Clann na nGael 5-6 St Croans 1-8
A fantastic display for the Div.4 team, which puts them in a strong position to qualify for the knockout stages. Great finishing in the first half meant a good lead at half time, that Clann held on to until the end.
On occasions, Clann failed to take their points, but the positives far out weighed any minor issues (which they will be working hard to eliminate). Clann’s energy, teamwork and clean tackling was very impressive. Next up is a further test away to Kilmore next Saturday.
Squad: Darren Quinn, Temi Iduwo, Darragh O’Neill, Evan Quinn, Dylan Brady, Ruairí Colgen, Eoghan Galvin, Ethan Hunter, Kenae Fallon, Jack Macken, Ryan Moran, Mark Fallon, Kyle Moroney, Sean Kelly, Cathal Roche, Alex Devaney, Cathal Roche, Cody Moran.
Under 10 Blitz
Well done to the Clann U10 boys who showed great skill and determination in this mornings Go Game Blitz played in Roscommon Gaels.
Clann minors get their championship campaign going again with a home game against Pearses on Tuesday next.
On Saturday evening the 13th August the Sheraton hotel sponsored Clann na nGael Senior Ladies played their last round game of the championship. It was a replay of the 2015 final Clann versus Strokestown.
The game started with both teams battling hard and neither wanting to concede any score. It was a nip and tuck match with each side matching the others score.
It finished at half time with clann up by a point.
The second half saw a few substitutions coming on and these fresh legs were to prove the catalyst that Clann needed. There was some great movements from both teams but some shocking wides.
Should this have been a knock out match both teams would rue these mistakes. It ran out with Clann being convincing winners. That make it four championship wins out of four.
The next game for the ladies is the semifinals due to be played on the 27th August but no idea of opposition venue or time. We will update Facebook with the details.
We also want to wish those getting leaving cert results all the best.
Minor Ladies – Clann 6-4 St. Dominic’s 6-20
Clann na nGael Minor Ladies played their second match away to St Dominics on Thursday 11th August at 6pm.
With players away we found ourselves with only 15 players on the panel. It was a tough game with strong wind. We lost Megan Kelly to an injury half way through the first half. We went into half time with 5 points down. Faced with a strong wind in the second half we put up a great effort but lost by 16 points in the end. Next fixture is against St. Faithleachs on Friday 19th in Johnstown at 7pm.
Team: Eadaoin Lennon, Amy Quinn(captain), Megan Mc Manus, Molly Dolan, Megan Kelly, Sinead Farrell, Kelley Colgan, Aoife O’Neill, Rachel Naughton, Kayleigh Shine, Roise Lennon, Shauna Naughton, Kara Earle, Danielle Greasley, Louise Egan.
1966 ALL IRELAND U.21 CAPTAIN HONOURED
Colm Shine was honoured in Johnstown at half time in the Senior game for his achievement in captaining Roscommon to win the U.21 All Ireland title fifty year ago this year. Colm was also joined on that team by no other than Dermot Early who was still a minor at the time.
Colm has kept the tradition going in Clann with his grandson, Dylan Rooney, now playing at under 12 level and hoping to surpass Colm in years to come.
Clann na nGael Lotto
The draw took place in Monahan’s on Sunday 14th of August with a jackpot of €6,200.
The numbers drawn were 3, 13, 19, 26. No winner, 9 Match 3 Winners win €25:
Sharon Samuels (Sharon Samuels)
Mary Wall (Lesley O’Neill)
Margret Nicholson (Fran Nicholson)
Morgan Keena (Mary Keena)
Marie Grady (Ray Fallon)
Anne Fallon (Brian Fallon)
M Pym (M Pym)
Jackie Cunningham (James Gurley)
Martina Morris (Ollie Colgan)
Next week’s jackpot is €6,400 and the draw will be in Athlone Springs.
Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week.