Ballyboden St Enda’s Under 12 Blitz
A fantastic day out for our end of year event. We entered two teams in the Ballyboden St Enda’s blitz. An early start from Summerhill on the Club Rossie Bus meant we were in plenty time for the start of the tournament. Our Division 1 team won all their group games defeating Baileboro (winners of the Gowna tournament earlier in the year), Celbridge and in the final group game, Clann put in a monumental performance against the host’s first team to record a 1-5 to 0-1 win and set us up for the Cup Final against Naas. Tiredness was a major factor, but another battling performance followed, however, they came up just short on a scoreline of 4-4 to 3-2.
Meanwhile, our Division 4 team played in the second tier of the tournament playing against older and much bigger players. Nevertheless they finished a very credible third in their group, beating Ballyboden’s third team on the way to plate final, losing the final to Ballyboden’s second team by a narrow margin of two points.
A superb effort all round and a great way to wrap up the season.
Best of luck to all the lads moving up to U.14’s. Thanks to the manager Declan O’Flaherty and all those who helped with coaching throughout the year including Mike Campion, Ollie Colgen, Mick Galvin, Tony O’Neill, Terry O’Neill, Joey Connaughton, Tommy Ward, Fergal Shine, Tony Henry.
Huge thanks to all the parents and guardians for all their support this year.
Squad for Ballyboden tournament: David Campion, Ollie Hynes, Eoin McManus, Éanna Henry, Conor McManus, Oisín O’Flaherty, John Shine, Tomás O’Neill, Shane Gavin, Charlie Kelly, Liam Ward, Páidí O’Leochain, Darren Quinn, Temi Idowu, Alex Devaney, Kenae Fallon, Cormac Westman, Eoin Galvin, Kyle Moroney, Rory Colgen, Aaron Mullen, Jack Macken, Ryan Moran, Sean Kelly.
Unable to attend on the day: Gary O’Sea, Ethan Hunter, Darragh O’Neill, Diaimuid O’Brien, Eoghan Connaughton, Jack Gavin, Mark Fallon, Cody Moran, Evan Quinn, Cathal Roche, Mark Lennon, Dylan Brady.
Under 20 Championship
Roscommon Gaels 0-8 Clann na nGael 1-16
Clann got off to a great start on Saturday evening last in Lisnamult. Having won this competition for the last two years a good performance was required to keep momentum going.
Clann put pressure on right from the start with fast attacking play and slick passing of the ball, Jamie Fahy and Mark Shine were on target and caused problems for the Gaels defence, but the Clann defence was very impressive keeping the opposition score line to just two points in the first half. Martin Flannery had a fine game in the centre of defence.
Newcomers to the Clann side Sea Henry and Damian Duff made penetrating runs through the Gaels defence and Sea put his name on the score sheet with some well taken points. Cathal Callinan commanded to midfield area and set up several scores but had to leave the field on the a technical infringement (gum shield). All referees have set down a marker in this respect going forward. Roscommon Gaels had a purple spell in the second half with Brian Kelly scoring most of their tally. Clann ran out easy winners at the end and look promising for the future with stiffer opposition to come St. Ciaran’s and St. Brigid’s.
Defib training course
There will be a Defibrillator training course taking place in Johnstown club house on November 8th (Tuesday evening). This is a fully accredited course run from 7pm to 10pm and participants will have to be available for the full 3 hours. The course is available to anybody over 16 from the community. Max numbers for this course is 12 but we will be running more courses as required over the winter months.
There is no cost to do this course as Clann na nGael will cover trainer expenses. This course is highly recommended & is no weight to carry in day to day life!
If you are interested in this training course please contact our Health & Wellbeing officer Sharon McManus-Cooley (0872317635) or Gerry O’Connor (0857208485) with your name & contact details.
The 2016 Clann na nGael Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday, 25th November, at 8pm in the clubhouse. Members are invited to attend and all new members are welcome.
Clann na nGael Lotto
The draw took place in Connaughton’s on Sunday 30th of October with a jackpot of €8,400.
The numbers drawn were 13, 16, 22, 24. No winner, Match 3 Winners win €50:
Ray Burke (Clubhouse)
Jean Pettit (Vincent Harney)
Eithne Strange (Brian Fallon)
Enda Fallon (Ray Fallon Jr.)
Next week’s jackpot is €8,600 and the draw will be in Monaghan’s.
Thanks to everyone who supports the Clann na nGael Lotto every week.