Under 20 Semi-Final
Our Shamrock Lodge Hotel sponsored U.20 team defeated Padraig Pearses in their Semi-Final in Johnstown on Sunday last.
A tight and low scoring first half saw Clann lead 0-4 to 0-1 at half time but the game opened up in the second half with two goals in quick succession from Sea Henry and Cian McManus.
Clann kept taking their scores and in the end won by a score of 2-13 to 0-3.
The final will be against St. Brigid’s on Sunday at 1pm, please keep an eye on our ClannGAA social channels for updates.
Team: Gary Mannion, Aaron O Reilly, Sean McManus, Martin Flannery, Damien Duff, Jack Connaughton, Ciaran Connaughton, Killian Bannon, Cathal Callinan, Davey Connaughton, Cian McManus, Sea Henry, Conor Farrell, Ciaran Lennon, Eoin O Neill.
Subs Used: David McManus, Darragh Lennon, Darragh Kildea, David Griffin, Dylan Colgan, Sean McManus.
GIRLS MINOR CONNACHT SEMI FINAL
Clann na nGael Minor girls played their Connacht Semi-Final on Saturday 10th December against Corofin in Mountbellew.
It was a great achievement of a very mixed age group of young Clann minor girls to reach a Connacht semi-final. Our panel of girls knew we were up against a strong Corofin team. We played with great skill, determination and team work throughout the game.
Great scoring and defending made for an entertaining match. An absolute great performance of football was played until the bitter end. Great weather conditions added to a very intense game. In the end they were very unlucky to lose out by one point. If the girls keep playing to this standard of football we are in no doubt that Connacht titles for the Clann girls are looming.
Final score was Clann na nGael 2-13 Corofin 3-11.
Team: Eadaoin Lennon, Caoimhe Galvin, Amy Quinn, Megan mc Manus, Ide Crehan, Aine Connaughton, Shauna Connell, Caoimhe Lennon (C), Kara Earle, Kayleigh Shine, Roise Lennon, Kelley Colgan, Sinead, Farrell, Emma Kildea, Danielle Greasley.
Subs: Molly Dolan, Aishling mc Goldrick, Rachel Brien, Aoife o’Neill, Ellie Hewitt, Anna Golden.
Ladies Bag Pack
The ladies board would like to express a huge thank you to the helpers and all those who supported the recent bag pack in aid of Clann Ladies.
O’ROURKE CUP VISITS OUR SENIOR CITIZENS
The Senior citizens party held recently in the Athlone Springs Hotel was visited by the O’Rourke Cup trophy along with Ronan Gavin and David Flynn from the Senior team. Photos available on facebook.
STEPHEN’S DAY FUNDRAISER
The annual Stephen’s Day Fundraiser match is in aid of defibrillators for the community.
The Men’s match will throw in at 2pm followed by Ladies/G4M&O’s match. Music will follow afterwards in the clubhouse by Shaney Mc from 4pm-8pm.
There will be a bar in the Clubhouse and the Club lotto will also take place.
DRUM COMMUNITY CARE FUNDRAISER
Drum Community Care Committee would like to thank all who supported and sponsored our fundraiser in Connaughton’s pub on 19th November. €2,810 was raised!
Special thanks to Padraig Connaughton for hosting and sponsoring this event, Greg Kennedy who sponsored the food, Ray O’Reilly for providing the music and our very own Mothers & Others who sponsored all the hampers. Thanks to one and all!
To all Clann na nGael coaches or those interested in becoming involved or helping out with any team in the club, here are details of forthcoming coaching courses (including an online course) you can take. Remember all coaches must complete a minimum of foundation level and child protection course. If you have any queries please contact coaching officer Declan O’Flaherty 086 8040692 or any member of the club executive.
ON-LINE FOOTBALL FOUNDATION COURSE
Roscommon Coach Education Tutor Group have their football foundation course currently on-line for all club coaches Male/Female who want to avail of the course. Each coach can complete the six theory modules on-line before coming together for a three hour practical session on Saturday January 14th 2017.
For details on how to register for the course, coaches can submit an email to course tutor Oliver Lennon at [email protected] The cost of the course is €20 and the closing date for all modules to be completed is Monday January 9th 2017.
Clann na nGael Lotto
The draw took place in Connaughton’s on Sunday 11th of December with a jackpot of €9,600. The numbers drawn were 1, 4, 16, 20.
Congratulations to Micheal Curley who scooped the Jackpot of €9,600!
Seller of winning ticket was Kieran Gavin who wins €960.
Match 3 wins €35:
Padraig Kelly (Bridie Kelly)
Eithne Sammon (Maura Pym)
Ray Ballintine (James Curley)
Frank Maher (James Curley)
Liam Dunne (Liam Dunne)
Micheal Egan (Ollie Colgan)
Next week’s jackpot is €2,000 and the draw will be in Monahan’s. Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week.