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Clann na nGael GAA News update August 25th

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SENIOR UPDATE: Boyle 1-12 Clann na nGael 3-11

An away league game on Saturday evening last for Clann in a Boyle wet and sodden pitch was pre-runner for next week’s Championship clash between these two teams. This game proved very rewarding for Clann as it featured a young team and a mixture of seasoned players and it certainly gives the management a tough time deciding the team layout for the match next week.
Clann set the pace early on in the first half knocking over points and were in control up to half time leading 2-7 to Boyle’s 1-4 .
Boyle came back in the second half and scored 8 point in a good run of play, but a Cian McManus goal settled things down and fast movement of the ball in the forward line Clann knocked a further 3 point to put the game beyond Boyle.
No doubt we’ll see a different look to both teams next week in Enfield in the final round of the championship qualifiers.

Clann na nGael 1-06 St Barry’s 0-11

The Castle Inn Sponsored Junior B team (3rd Team) played their re-fixed Division 4 League game against a strong St. Barry’s first team on Friday night last in Johnstown.
Played in ideal conditions, both teams produced an entertaining and competitive game that ebbed and flowed throughout. Clann trailed by 5pts to 4pts at the interval thanks to the reliable free taking of Daniel Harney and a fine long range point from play from centre back Niall Shine, the pick of the scores.
Clann started the second half strong and took the lead following a long speculative ball into the square that was finished to the net by the in-form Daniel Harney. This however was to only spur the opposition into life again and despite some tenacious defending from Darragh Egan in the fullback line, was unable to prevent 3 unanswered points from St. Barry’s in the final 10 minutes that saw them pull away to hold out for the 2 points.
This game will no doubt serve the team well in their preparations for next Friday nights Championship encounter with Oran in Johnstown.
Team and Scorers: Seamie McManus, Patrick O’Brien, Darragh Egan, Ray Fallon, Alan Horan, Niall Shine (0.01), Gearoid Lennon, Darragh Glynn, Eddie McLoughlin (0.01), Darragh Lennon, Eoin O’Neill, Ian Wall (0.01), Niall Connaughton, Daniel Harney (1.02), David Griffin (0.01)
Subs :- Sean McManus, Darragh Kildea


Clann left a game behind them in Johnstown last Tuesday night when they failed to withstand a late onslaught from Pearses in their latest group match.
Clann held a commanding lead in the 2nd half, but a spirited effort from Pearses resulted in a couple of goals and ultimately a 3 point loss for our boys. Nevertheless there were lots of positives to take from the game.
It does, however, put it up to the squad to get the results needed from their remaining two group matches to secure a semi-final spot.
Next up is an away game to St Dominics on Thursday.
Squad: David Finneran, Conor Costello, Sean Fallon, Jack McManus. Adam Harney, Damien Duff, Daragh Kildea, Sea Henry, Ciaran Lennon, Michael McManus, Eoin O’Neill, Niall Connaughton, Michael Hanley, Conor Farrell, Ian Naughton, Patrick O’Brien, Andrew Kelly, Peter Foley, Anthony Kelly, Reece Moran, Thomas Bannon, Sean Seery, Oisin Rock, Oisin Lennon.


Clann travelled to Knockcroghery last Saturday evening to face St. Domnics in the penultimate round of the group stages of the U-16 Championship.
Clann dominated the game from start to finish and ran out winners following a compentent display of football from the panel. St. Domnics battled gamely throughout the 60 mins but were outclassed on the evening but they will have their day again. All the Clann lads can be happy with their performances but they know that tougher games lie ahead.
Clann face their neighbours, St. Brigids on Sun next in the final group game in Johnstown.

Clann na nGael Panel: S. Seery, S. Ryan, O.Lennon, A. Wall, M. Kelly, A. Harney, O. Rock, D. Duff, C. Lennon, D. Reynolds, D. Sumner, P. Mc Manus, F. Lennon, J. Nugent, J. Feeney, E. Fallon, C. O’Brien, R. Hardiman, N. Macken, J. Duignan, C. Fallon-McGowan, M. Gannon, A. Hunter, M. Mc Clean, Dar Mc Manus, Dec Mc Manus, J. Middleton, D. Pettit, S. Reynolds, D. Westman


Clann U.14 Div.3 team travelled to Ballyleague to play St Faithleach’s on Thursday evening last and came up against a very strong, physical home team. Clann started well but playing against a strong breeze struggled to convert their possession into scores.
St Faithleach’s began to get on top and unfortunately for Clann they were very accurate in front of goal. Clann played a super second half and never gave in. They kept fighting until the very end and with the most of these players underage again next year these matches will bring on these lads leaps and bounds.
Final Score Clann 5-5 St Faithleach’s 7-9.

Team: Paddy Moran, Cian Gavin, Brendan Costello, Alan McManus, Luke Gavin, Kyle Greasley, Cian O Suilleabhain, James Flanagan-Keane, Conor Ryan, Adam Milton, Owen Sumner, Gary Mulvhill, Sean O Connor.

Div.1 Summer League

The crowd who turned up last Thursday in Johnstown witnessed a spectacular game, where Boyle edged out Clann by narrowest of margins. Two great teams produced a passionate and skilful contest that ebbed and flowed from start to finish.
Some poor finishing by Clann, ultimately cost them the victory, but none of the players on either team could be faulted for for application. The likelihood is that both teams will be competing in the knockout stages. That was Clann’s first defeat of the group stages. They will have to dust themselves down and face another stiff challenge away to Pearses in their final group game.
All to play for.
Squad: Darren Quinn, Ollie Hynes, Eoghan Galvin, Diarmuid O’Brien, Éanna Henry, Ethan Hunter, John Shine, Oisín O’Flaherty, Tomás O’Neill, Shane Gavin, Charlie Kelly, Liam Ward, Páidí O’Leochain, Rory Colgan, Conor McManus.

Div.4 Summer League

Clann u12 Div 4 boys team travelled the long journey to Kilmore on Saturday last to take on the home side in the final group match of the Summer League.

Both teams had already qualified for the semi final so this was an opportunity to give all the panel a run out. In a very evenly contested first half Kilmore started the better with a goal & two points but Clann fought back with a 2 points from Kenae Fallon and a goal of their own by Jack Macken. This was the trend for the remainder of the half as both sides exchanged a number of points. Then near the end of the half Kilmore edged ahead with a second goal but again Clann fought back with a goal of their own from Ethan Hunter to leave just three points between the sides at half time.

Clann made a number of changes throughout the game to ensure all players got good game time. This resulted in the game becoming a little disjointed from Clann’s point of view and meant scores became harder to come by and eventually Kilmore ran out comfortable winners. But credit to our boys who fought to the end and now look forward to the County semi final against the same opposition.

Clann squad: Sean Kelly, Darragh O’Neill, Evan Quinn, Dylan Brady, Temitope ldowu Rory Colgan, Eoghan Galvin, Kenae Fallon, Jack Macken, Kyle Moroney, Ethan Hunter, Mark Fallon, Eoghan McManus, Alex Devaney, Mark Lennon, Cody Moran, Cathal Roche, Ryan Moran


Clann na nGael U.10 boys travelled to Kildare on Saturday to take part in the Cellbridge GAA All Ireland U.10 Football Festival. With 14 counties taking part, Clann flew the flag for Roscommon with some great performances to qualify from the group stages.
In the quarter finals Clann were paired against Castletown from Wexford and under tough wet and windy conditions came up just short against a more physically stronger team. A great day was had by all who travelled.
Thanks to Celbrigde GAA for the invite and the warm welcome extended to Clann na nGael Well done boys great achievement.

Ladies update

Minor: Clann na nGael 7-18 St Faithleachs 1-6

Clann Minor girls played their 3rd game at home to St Faithleachs on Friday 19th August at 7pm.
A very good performance with a full panel of girls. Great moves, scores and defending was evident throughout the game. As a team they jelled well together. We would like to wish our minor girls playing with the senior team next sat against St Brigid’s the very best of luck.
Team: Eadaoin Lennon, Amy Quinn, Megan Mc Manus, Caoimhe Galvin, Rachel Naughton, Sinead Farrell, Shauna Connell, Caoimhe Lennon (captain), Roise Lennon, Kara Earle, Christina Connell, Kayleigh Shine, Ide Crehan.
Subs: Shauna Naughton, Molly Dolan, Megan Kelly, Kelley Colgan, Aine Connaughton, Aishling Mc Goldrick, Aoife o’Neill, Louise Egan, Danielle Greasley.


Clann U.14 girls started their championship campaign on Sunday evening with an away game to Castlerea. They came away with a comfortable win on a score line of 4-20 to 1-4. Well done to all the girls. Their next match is away to Kilmore/Elphin next Sunday 28th in Kilmore at 12 noon.

U.8 & U.10

On Tuesday 16th August our U.8 and U.10 girls travelled to Kiltoom to play our neighbours St Brigid’s. 21 girls represented Clann U8’s while 19 girls represented Clann in the U10’s. Many thanks to St Brigid’s for hosting a great game of football for these great young player.

Best of Luck

Our very best wishes goes to our Senior Ladies player, Ciara Quinn, who will compete in the Miss Ireland competition. Ciara, who is representing Sligo, will compete with 34 other finalist on September 23rd. Congrats to Ciara on her success to date. Further details can be found on Miss Sligo 2016 facebook page.

Clann na nGael Lotto

The draw took place in Athlone Springs on Sunday 21st of August with a jackpot of €6,400. The numbers drawn were 2, 9, 11, 13. No winner, Match 3 Winners win €30:
Winner (Seller)
Lisa Fallon (Brian Fallon)
Ciara Fallon (Ray Fallon Snr.)
Eamon Harney (Brian Brogan)
PJ Glynn (P O’Reilly)
Micheal Lennon (Naughtons)
Tommy Kelly (Rathpeake) (Ollie Colgan)
Aidan Dunning (Lennon’s F/V)

Next week’s jackpot is €6,600 and the draw will be in The Grove.
Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week.

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