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Clann na nGael GAA Update November 7th

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AGM time
The Adult board AGM will be held on Friday 25th November at 8:00pm in the clubhouse.
The Ladies board AGM will be held on Monday 21st November at 8:00pm in the clubhouse.
The Minor board AGM will be held on Tuesday 22nd November at 8:30pm in the clubhouse.

All existing and new members are invited to attend the meetings. If you are interested in taking up a Manager/Selector/Admin position for 2017, please contact the Club Secretary at [email protected] to express your interest.

Defibrillator training course
There will be a Defibrillator training course taking place in Johnstown club house this Tuesday 8th November. This is a fully accredited course run from 7pm to 10pm & participants will have to be available for 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 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.

Junior update: Clann na nGael 3-8 Kilbride 0-14
The Castle Inn Sponsored Junior B team (3rd Team) have qualified for the Junior B Championship Final after a hard fought 3 point win over Kilbride in Kilbride on Friday night last.

Played in near perfect conditions on a cold night and assisted with the wind in the first half this Clann team hit Kilbride for 2-03 without reply before Kilbride knew where they were.
Some fine long range deliveries into the full forwarded line yielded two goals for David Griffin who shook off his marker before blasting low and hard to the corner of the net. The accurate free taking of Darragh Glynn from placed balls also kept Kilbride on the back foot. Kilbride kept in touch with 3pts of their own to leave the half time score 2-6 to 0-3.

Clann started the second half in promising fashion with a converted free from Darragh Glynn edging them 10 points clear but the following 20 minutes would see Kilbride claw their way back into the game and with the presence of former county players Stephen Lohan, Gerry Lohan and Seamie O’Neill in their attacking ranks, Kilbride would continue to bombard the Clann half scoring 7 unanswered points before Clann were able to break out and be thankful for a superb solo goal from Sean Fallon who collected in the middle of the field before outrunning several Kilbride defenders and drilling to the corner of the net and thus lifting the siege on the Clann defence.

The final 10 minutes saw a nervy finish as Gerry Lohan continued to score from play and frees, however the platform for this success was laid in the manner of this teams performance in the first half and their never say die attitude when Kilbride found their groove in the second half. Some outstanding saves from Seamie McManus in goal kept Clann in the game (in both halves) along with fine outstanding performances in defence from Liam Og Naughton, Shane Gavin and Cormac Harney. Darragh Glynn and Sean Fallon had very assured displays in the middle of the park and up front David Griffin lead the way with a fine individual attacking display.

Clann will now have to wait to see who they will meet in this years final as they await the winners of Elphin and Roscommon Gaels.

Team and Scorers: Seamie McManus, Shane Gavin, Liam Og Naughton, Ray Fallon, Patrick O’Brien, Cormac Harney, Gearoid Lennon, Darragh Glynn (0-04), Sean Fallon (1-02), Darragh Lennon, Aaron Shine, Paul Dunning, Ian Cooney, Daniel Harney, David Griffin (2-02).

Feile update
A strong performance from Clann, saw our boys reach the final with a comprehensive victory over Strokestown on Sunday in Knockcroghery. This capped off a great weekend for the Feile squad after winning the shield at the Ballinamere/Durrow U.13 blitz last Friday evening.

The lads have trained for a long period and it is great to see them make the final, where they will face a much greater challenge against local rivals St. Brigids. Details of the time, date and venue to be confirmed.

Under 20 Sponsors
Huge thank you to the Shamrock Lodge Hotel who are our new U.20 sponsors for the upcoming campaign, hopefully it will be as successful as previous years. We encourage all our members to support the Shamrock Lodge hotel.

Clann na nGael Lotto
The draw took place in Monahan’s on Sunday 6th of November with a jackpot of €8,600. The numbers drawn were 10, 13, 23, 25. No winner, Match 3 Winners win €70:

Winner (Seller)
John Lennon (James Curley)
Angela Hughes (Vincent Bannon)
Una, Hannah & Una (Una Kelly Co-op)

Next week’s jackpot is €8,800 and the draw will be in the Springs.
Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week.

In case you missed it…
Congratulations to Roscommon U.16’s who are Fr. Manning Champions. Final Score Roscommon 3-11 Kildare: 2-9. Clann na nGael was represented by Paul McManus (C), Oisin Lennon, Darran Duff & Sean Seery.

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