Under 20 Championship Final
Johnstown was in great condition only a week before Christmas for the Under 20 Championship Final between Clann and St. Brigid’s on a bright Sunday morning last.
The game was very even in the first half with scores being matched by both teams, neither team having more than a two point lead at any point in the first half. Both teams were very strong in midfield, with Cathal Callinan putting on an exhibition of point taking with a string of fine scores.
The second half saw St. Brigid’s start to take control of the game with some great catching and cleaning up of loose balls which put the Clann defence under huge pressure. Things looked to be beyond Clann’s reach early in the second half when St. Brigid’s grabbed a deserved goal and soon after stretched their lead to 4 points.
But Clann weren’t ready to give up and put the shoulder to the wheel to pick up a number of pointed frees before a great run by David Connaughton opened up a scoring chance for Jamie Fahy who slotted into the net to bring the game level yet again at 1-10 a piece.
The game looked to be going to extra time with nothing between the teams before Cathal Callinan converted yet another free kick to extend his tally and Clann held on to the final whistle with the final score 1-13 to 1-12.
Well done to both Clann and St. Brigid’s on what was one of the most enthralling finals we’ve seen in a long time and sure to be remembered for years to come.
Congratulations to Joe Fallon, his backroom team and the squad of players for their achievement.
Thanks to our sponsors Shamrock Lodge Hotel for their support throughout the campaign.
Team: Gary Mannion , Aaron O Reilly , Sean Mc Manus, Martin Flannery, Ciaran Connaughton, Jack Connsughton, Damien Duff , Cathal Callinan, Killian Bannon, David Connaughton, Cian McManus, Sea Henry, Conor Farrell, Ciaran Lennon, Jamie Fahy.
Subs: Eoin O Neill, Mark Shine, Darragh Kildea, Darragh Lennon.
Clann na nGael Social
The Clann na nGael Annual Dinner Dance will take place on January 28th 2017, more details to follow in the new year.
St Stephen’s Day Fundraiser
The annual St 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.
Let’s go with Clann
The bumper Christmas Draw was held in Connaughton’s on Sunday night, here are the winners;
€500: Simon & Caroline O Reilly
Hampers: David Ward, Michael Noone, Mark McGoldrick, John Reynolds, Michael Harney, Tommy Fallon, Joe Nicholson, Gina O Flaherty, Gerry & Lorna Duignan, John & Breda Dolan
Ham: Tadhg O Connor
The Ritz Restaurant Voucher: Oliver Brien
Harney’s Post Office Voucher: Liam Macken
Naughton’s Ballydangan Fuel Voucher: Padraig Finneran
Bottles of Brandy: Michelle Macken, Keith Gavin, Ken & Marie Kelly, Ray Minty Fallon
9D Cinema Vouchers: Avril Freeburne & Dermot Rock
Thanks to everyone for their support of Let’s Go With Clann, we hope for your continued support in 2017.
Clann na nGael Lotto Jackpot Winner
Congratulations to Micheal Curley who last week scooped the lotto jackpot of €9,600.
Micheal was presented with his winnings along with Kieran Gavin who sold the winning ticket.
The latest draw took place in Monahan’s on Sunday 18th of December with a jackpot of €2,000.
The numbers drawn were 2, 12, 18, 25.
No winner, Match 3 wins €40:
Bridget O’Hara (Kieran Gavin)
Liam Macken (Breda Dolan)
James Farrell (Ollie Colgan)
Lucy Brett (James Curley)
Ro Nicholson (Joe Nicholson)
Next week’s jackpot is €2,200 and the draw will be in the Clubhouse.
Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week.