U.16 Girls Division 1A: Clann na nGael 7-18 St Dominics 0-01
A bright sunny evening brought large numbers out in Johnstown to support our girls in the county championship final.
Our triumphant Michael Kenny Sponsored U16 girls finished off the championship season in remarkable style in yet another unbeaten match of the season to make it 4 in a row. Both the teamwork and skills shown on the pitch are a credit to the girls and their management. The club are very proud to have a talented bunch of girls and the future certainly looks very bright for Clann na nGael Ladies. St Dominics gave it their all on the day and compliments must be given to them for never giving up until the final whistle.
Team: Kirsten Greasley, Ellie Hewitt, Aoife O’Neill, Colleen McManus, Katelin Connell, Megan Kelly, Aishling McGoldrick, Kayleigh Shine, Emma Kildea, Kara Earle, Kelly Colgan, Caoimhe Galvin, Ailbhe McManus, Roise Lennon, Danielle Greasley. Subs: Anna Golden, Mia Macken, Aoife McGoldrick, Caireann McGoldrick, Amanda Ryan. Management: Peter Shine, Gerry Lennon, Mary O’Neill, Tony Quinn.
Men’s Senior Championship
The first round match in the Men’s Senior Championship was postponed due to a bereavement in the Kilmore club.
The second round match against St. Croans is fixed for this Saturday at 17:30 in Woodmount. Please show your support.
Girls Feile Fundraising
The club are grateful to everybody who supported the Cake Sale in Johnstown on Sunday, it was a huge success. Photos of the sale can be seen on our Facebook page.
A bowling fundraiser is arranged for Friday 26th of May. The bowling night consists of teams of 4 at €10 each. Please contact Marie Brady to book a team – 0873274200. Thanks for your continued support.
Clann U.16 Div.4 League Semi-Final: St Croans 5-8 Clann na nGael B 5-7
Our div 4 team travelled to the home of St Croans in Ballintubber last Friday evening in the divisional semi-final, with Eire Óg awaiting the winners in the final.
Always cruel to lose by such a narrow margin, nevertheless the Clann boys can be proud of their efforts in this division, getting so close to a league final.
Clann left themselves with a much harder task when conceding some early goals. But they have to be given massive credit in the way they battled back at different stages in the game and, without doubt, St Croans were mightily relieved to hear the final whistle. The strong wind was a hinderance for both teams. Despite this, it was an entertaining contest with the result in doubt until the very end.
Good luck to St Croans and Eire Óg in the final. Congratulations to our division 4 squad on their great performances in the league.
Squad: Patrick Moran, Shane Flannery, Micheál McClean, Damien Kelly, John Feeney, Rian Carpenter, Michael Kelly, Jesse Middleton, James Keane Flanagan, Ian Harney, Fionnán Henry, Josh Lennon, Alan Mulvey, Cian Gavin, Joseph Kelly, Gary Mulvihill.
U.14 Division 1 League: Padraig Pearses 3-8 Clann na nGael 6-7
A tough battle, the hardest game yet for the Div 1 lads this season. The scoreline does not reflect how close these two sides were – indeed, a full 9 minutes passed before either team scored. Not for the want of trying though, with Pearses testing the Clann defence on a few occasions, but shooting wide in each case. After claiming the first score, Clann then went on something of a scoring blitz, and had 3-3 by the 14th minute. It should be noted however, they were playing with the aid of a strong breeze, which hampered Pearses kick-outs.
Nevertheless, the home side did crack ahead later in the half, and sure enough, landed 1-2 before Clann claimed the last score before half time. Score at this point: Pearses 1-2 to Clann’s 3-4
Second half saw the intensity pick up, with plenty of physicality in evidence. Clann suffered a few injuries, and the subs saw themselves in the thick of the action from the get go. As the half went on, Pearses drew closer to Clann with a series of well taken points and a brace of goals, to bring themselves within 2 points of the visitors. As the old adage goes however, Goals win Games, and a particularly strong display today from our full forward and midfielder clocked up another brace of goals and a series of points to finish out the game as victors by a margin of 8 points. Final score in Woodmount – Padraig Pearses 3-8 Clann 6-7.
This result puts Clann top of the league table, having won all their games. They must now await the results of the playoffs to determine their opposition in the League final on 4th June. Congratulations to both teams (Div 1 and Div 4) on reaching the finals!
Challenge games to follow in the coming weeks, including St Lomans Mullingar in mid May. Thanks as always to the supporters who travelled this evening.
Panel D. Campion, O Hynes, A McManus, O O’Flaherty, L Gavin,, I Harney, T Lennon, J Mulvey, C O’Reilly, S Cleary, G Mulvihill, A Milton, C Ryan, J Shine, N Hannon, J Gavin, K Greasley, S O’Connnor, T O’Neill, E Henry, P O’Leochain.
GAA Cúl Camp now open!
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.
Clann na nGael GAA Lotto
The draw took place in the Grove on Sunday 7th of May with a jackpot of €3,600. The numbers drawn were 5, 12, 16, 18.
No winner, match 3 wins €35 each:
Winner – Seller
Padraig Naughton – Kitty Naughton
Anne Devaney – Kitty Naughton
Lucy & Cara Samuels – Sharon Samuels
Tom Mulvey – Kitty Naughton
Dee Burke – The Mill
Fiona McManus – Padraig O’Reilly
Next week’s jackpot will be €3,800 and the draw will be in Shines. Thanks to everyone who supports the Clann na nGael 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.