Clann na nGael GAA

Clann na nGael GAA March 16th

Clann na nGael GAA
Clann na nGael Lotto Winner Presentation

Ann Shine (Assistant Treasurer & Lotto Coordinator) presented a cheque for €4,200 to Alan Coffey, winner of last weekend’s lotto jackpot. Also receiving a cheque for €420 from Declan Dolan (Treasurer) is Ollie Colgan, seller of the winning ticket. Well done to all involved.

U.14 Division 4 League: Clann na nGael 2-17 Pearses 4-2

After being closed for a number of days due to weather conditions, the pitch in Johnstown was in fine order last Thursday for the U.14 Div.4 Clann team hosted Pearses in a lively and entertaining contest.
Clann opened up the scoring with a brace of points in the first few minutes, only to have Pearses take the lead with a goal after 5 minutes. Undeterred, Clann kept adding points, punctuated by the odd Pearses response, to leave the home side 7 points to the good at half time.

Second half was a high scoring affair. Clann continuing to amass the points, but Pearses staying in the contest with a series of well taken goals. In the end, Clann held firm to win 2-17 to 4-2. A strong performance throughout, with the entire 24 man panel getting to play, and all contributing well to an enjoyable start to the league.
Panel: D Quinn, C McManus, E Connaughton, R Colgan, O Hynes, J Shine, S Gavin, O Sumner, M Harrington, D O’Brien, O O’Flaherty, L Ward, P O’Leochain, C O’Suilleabbhain, R Connaughton, A Devaney, E McManus, J Gavin, T O’Neill, C Kelly, T Idowu, C Westman, K Moroney, A Mullin.

U.16 Div.1 League: Boyle 3-9 Clann na nGael 3-12

Clann recovered from a poor start to grind out a victory in a tough encounter away to a determined Boyle team. Clann seem to have a habit of falling behind to Boyle in the early stages of recent games and history repeated itself in this fixtures, but at the break Clann had clawed their way back into the contest with a crucial goal from Cian Fallon McGowan together with two points from Fionnán Henry (1 free) and a point each from Fearghus Lennon, Dean Reynolds and Josh Lennon. John Feeney and Alan Mulvey battled well to earn frees and provide assists for the other forwards.

The half time scoreline had Clann trailing 1-5 to 2-4. Clann started the second half brightly and immediately set about reducing the deficit. An early goal from Fearghus Lennon settled the team down and a well taken goal from Mark Gannon put Clann in the driving seat. But true to form Boyle bounced back with a quick fire 1-3 and put the game in the balance again.

Ultimately, an inspired second half, with points from Fearghus Lennon (x2), Fionnan Henry (x3f), Michael Kelly and Mark Naughton, saw Clann secure a deserved, but hard fought victory. A good defensive effort was epitomised by the hard working Patrick Gavin, Jason Ryan, Cian Gavin, Shane Flannery and Cormac Westman. Declan McManus was secure between the posts. Rian Carpenter and Joseph Kelly contributed well when introduced.
Squad: Declan McManus, Cian Gavin, Jason Ryan, Shane Flannery, Daniel Westman, Patrick Gavin, Michael Kelly, Fearghus Lennon, Mark Naughton, Josh Lennon, Dean Reynolds, Alan Mulvey, Fionnán Henry, Kian Fallon McGowan, John Feeney, Joseph Kelly, Mark Gannon, Rian Carpenter, Sean Reynolds, Patrick Moran, Damien Kelly

Girls U.16 Championship: Pearses 2-04 Clann na nGael 7-21

Our U.16 girls started off their first game of the championship against Padraig Pearses on Sunday 12th March in Woodmount.
Tremendous football from all the team and brilliant teamwork led the Clann girls to gaining a win against a fighting Pearses team in a score of 7-21 to 2-04.

Our U16’s first and second game of the championship were postponed due to unplayable pitches and are now arranged for this coming weekend. Clann play St Dominics away on Friday 17th March at 11am and St Brigids at home on Sunday 19th March at 4pm.
Team: Kirsten Greasley, Aoife O’Neill, Colleen McManus, Ellie Hewitt, Anna Golden, Aisling McGoldrick, Caoimhe Galvin, Kelley Colgan, Megan Kelly, Kayleigh Shine, Emma Kildea, Danielle Greasley, Kara Earle, Roise Lennon, Katelin Connell, Caireann McGoldrick, Aoife McGoldrick, Mia Macken.

Junior A League: Clann na nGael B 2-10 Ballinameen 2-7

Clann Junior A team had another good win in the Tansey Cup beating Ballinameen on scorline of 2-10 to 2-07 in Johnstown.
Clann fielded a very young team and got off to great start playing with the wind with some open attacking play and were ahead at half time 1-06 to 0-03 with good scores from Emmet Kenny, Ciaran Lennon slotting some excellent frees and a well worked goal from Niall Connaughton.

In the second half Clann had to dig deep as Ballinameen gave it their all but a strong defensive line of Sean McManus, Niall Shine and Sean Fallon gave Clann a good foothold in second half. Ian Naughton and David Griffin kicked two great points before David McManus hit back of net. With time running out, Ballinameen got two late goals but Clann held on for a good win.
Squad: David Finneran, Patrick Harney, Sean Fallon, Darragh Egan, Niall Shine, Sean McManus, Darragh Kildea (0-01) David McManus (1-00), Kieran Connaughton, Niall Connaughton (1-01), Emmet Kenny (0-02), Darragh Glynn, David Griffin (0-01) Ciaran Lennon (0-04) Ian Naughton (0-01)
Subs: Emmet Rock for Darragh Glynn, Gary Mannion for Emmet Kenny.

Senior O’Rourke Cup: Clann na nGael 1-12 St. Croans 1-14
The Matrix Bathrooms / Monksland Filling Station sponsored Clann na nGael Senior team had their second outing of the year in the O’Rourke Cup against St. Croans in a match played in ideal conditions for mid March in Johnstown.

Clann settled well and had the best of the early exchanges winning a penalty in the first minute which was converted by Johnny Dunning. This was closely followed by a trademark long range point from Cathal Shine and a Ciaran Lennon free after he won the free himself. Cathal Shine once again scored from range before Ciaran Lennon scored three points in succession giving him a personal tally of four points after 15 minutes play.
David McManus and Emmet Kenny scored the final scores of the half for Clann giving Clann a lead of 1-8 to 0-3 points after 20 minutes. However, Clann failed to score for the remainder of the second half and the visitors started to find their feet and scored 1-2 unanswered in the final 10 minutes of the half reducing Clann’s half time lead to 1-8 to 1-5.

The second half is one that the Clann following will want to forget very quickly as they were outplayed and outscored for the entire half. The first score of the half went to Clann through a well taken Killian Bannon point. However St. Croans dominated from then on and scored eight points in succession to go into a four point lead with 10 minutes remaining. Some good scores by substitutes Jamie Fahy (2 points) and Cathal Callinan gave Clann some hope but time ran out for and St Croans ran out deserving winners on a final score of 1-14 to 1-12.

Team: Gary Mannion, Patrick Harney, Ronan Gavin, Shane Pettit, Fergal Lennon, David Flynn, Ciaran Connaughton, Cathal Shine (0-2), Stephen Flynn, Killian Bannon (0-1), Ultan Harney, David McManus (0-1), Jonathan Dunning (1-0 Pen), Ciaran Lennon (0-4 2F), Emmet Kenny (0-1).
Subs Used: Cathal Callinan (0-1), Jack Connaughton, David Connaughton, Jamie Fahy (0-2), Cian McManus, Damien Duff.

Underage Registration

It was a busy weekend for Underage Registration with events held in Johnstown and Athlone Springs Hotel. There was huge turnouts on both occasions and the club are looking forward to welcoming the new members into the club.
Thanks to everybody who registered and a special thanks to the Clann members who put the time and effort into making it all happen.
If you missed registration day and would like to join Clann, please get in touch online (via facebook or website) and we can give you the required details to join.

Clann na nGael Lotto

The draw took place in Monahan’s on Sunday 12th of March with a jackpot of €2,000.
The numbers drawn were 2, 12, 23, 25. No winner, match 3 wins €35:
Winner (Seller)
Michael Naughton (Michael Naughton)
Nathan Fahy Kelly (Kitty Naughton)
Ciara Fallon (Ray Fallon Snr)
Mark & Lorna Macken (Breda Dolan)
Helena Lennon (Eamon McManus)
Jimmy Farrell (Ollie Colgan)
Next week’s jackpot will be €2,200 and the draw will be in Athlone Spring’s.
Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week.

Introducing Online Lotto

Did you know? Over €25,000 was won in the Clann lotto in 2016. We’re aware that there’s lots of club members living in Dublin and abroad who would like to enter but do not have the access to do so. With this in mind, we are happy to announce that the Clann lotto can now be entered online.
Visit to take part. Entry closes every Sunday at 6pm, entries after 6pm will be carried over to the following week.

Clann na nGael Shop now online

Our Shop is now online with a wide range of O’Neills gear to purchase. The shop can be accessed via or directly by visiting

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