Donie Shine Senior RIP
A dark cloud hung over the Clann na nGael community this past weekend with news of the passing of Donie Shine Senior. The club passes our deepest sympathy to Donal’s wife Lil, his daughters Karen, Clodagh and Susie, his sons Mark and Donal Junior, his brothers Enda, Michael and Paddy, his extended family, neighbours and wide circle of friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
The Clubs tribute to Donie can be read here.
We are having a cake sale on Sunday 7th May in the clubhouse in aid of the U.14 Feile girls heading to represent our club the last weekend in June. This cake sale is hoping to run from early Sunday morning to the double header on the day. Please pay a visit and help fund the girls trip to Feile.
Our Matrix Bathrooms and Supermacs Monksland sponsored Senior team will be out next weekend in the first round of the Championship against Kilmore. The match is part of a double header in Johnstown on Sunday (7th) and throws in at 3:45pm. Please get down to Johnstown to support the team and cheer them on to victory!
GAA Cúl Camp at Clann na nGael
Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.
The Cúl Camp will take place in Johnstown from Monday 3rd July until Friday 7th July.
Online booking is preferred to ensure child will get the training gear and backpack on the week of the camp. Cost for the first child is €60 with discounts for additional children included. The cost is great value for money, given the gear that will be provided. These camps are hugely successful for the GAA throughout the country and we hope there will be a very large turnout in Johnstown!
Click here to book your place at Cúl Camp Johnstown.
You can also contact Oliver Lennon at 089 4066094 for more information.
U.14 Division 1 Team: Clann na nGael 5-14 Boyle 1-6
There was a convincing win for the Division 1 team in Johnstown, even if the scoreline was a little surprising. Boyle have a strong underage development, and did well in other matches in the league. No doubt they’ll be back in force during the championship.
With the aid of a strong breeze, Clann opened up the scoring from the start, and had registered 2-9 by half time without a response. Plenty of good play between the midfield and forwards, with no fewer than 5 different players getting their names on the scoresheet in this half, with good consistent play throughout.
The second half afforded the home side to play the remainder of the panel, but with high quality substitutions, the scores continued to rack up, and from new sources, including the subs. Boyle did have a brief purple patch in the middle of the half, scoring 1-2 in the space of 5 minutes. Clann replied though, and finished out as strongly as they started, to win the game outright by a 20 point margin.
Next, Clann face Pearses in the last round of the Division One league, and will head out to Woodmount this coming Tuesday 02/05, for a 7pm throw in. The lads are guaranteed a playoff at least, and a favourable result next match may even see them to the Final. Roll on next week!
Panel – D. Campion, O Hynes, A McManus, B Costello, L Gavin, I Harney (0-1), T Lennon, J Mulvey, C O’Reilly (1-0), S Cleary, G Mulvihill (1-2), A Milton, C Ryan (0-2), J Shine (2-5), J Gavin (0-1), K Greasley, S O’Connor (1-0), T O’Neill (0-2), E Henry, P O’Leochain (0-1)
Clann na nGael GAA Lotto
The draw took place in the Springs on Monday 1st of May with a jackpot of €3,400. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 21, 27.No winner, match 3 wins €100 each:
Marion Dunning (Kitty Naughton)
Padraig Cunniffe (Eileen Whelan)
Next week’s jackpot will be €3,600 and the draw will be in the Grove. Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week.
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 clanngaa.ie/lotto to take part. Entry closes every Sunday at 6pm, entries after 6pm will be carried over.