Senior Championship: Clann na nGael 6-10 St.Croans 1-09
Our Matrix Bathrooms and Supermacs Monksland sponsored Senior team played their first fixture of the Senior Championship on Saturday last in Kiltoom.
The weather was poor all day and had the potential to affect the quality of the football on display, however, the conditions did not deter the Clann team who were rampant in front of goal and provided a strong display for those who braved the conditions to watch the team in action. The team wore a changed yellow strip and lined out with black armbands in memory of Donie Shine Snr.
Clann started strongly and set a benchmark for the match when Ciaran Lennon scored his first goal within 2 minutes after good work from Jamie Fahy to set him up with the tap in.
Although Clann were a bit wasteful of chances early in the first half, they still opened up a lead of 1-02 to 0-02 after 20 minutes in a low scoring half. The back line were strong and not allowing many chances for St. Croans, with Stephen Flynn and Darra Pettit in particular working hard. The middle of the field was being controlled by Clann, with Graham Pettit getting some strong tackles in after his return from injury. Donie Shine was consistent with the dead ball and added a superb goal to his tally of 1-05 after a pinpoint pass by David Connaughton to set him up. The first half ended with a score line of Clann 2-03 St.Croans 0-04.
Clann started the second half in similar fashion to the first. Cathal Shine was on the mark from a kick out to setup Ciaran Lennon who powered into the square and, after a goalmouth scramble, the ball was put over the line by Cian McManus within 2 minutes.
Minutes later, Jamie Fahy on a solo run from the sideline of the 45, beating two defenders and blasting a shot into the roof of the net. The score stood at 4-03 to 0-04 just 4 minutes into the second half. Clann introduced Ross Naughton, Shane Pettit and Johnny Dunning who made positive impacts on the game. Feargal Lennon grabbed a goal and Jamie Fahy added his second in what was a high scoring half for Clann, with Ross Naughton, Johnny Dunning and David Connaughton also registering points.
The match finished 6-10 to 1-09. Clann will be happy, especially with a strong second half display, but know tougher games lie ahead in the Senior Championship.
Their next fixture is the rescheduled Kilmore match this weekend coming, with details yet to be confirmed. Please check our social channels /ClannGAA for updates later in the week.
Clann team; Cathal Hannon, Jack Connaughton, Stephen Flynn, Darra Pettit, Feargal Lennon (1-00), Graham Pettit, Emmet Kenny, Matt Scally, Cathal Shine, Cian McManus (1-00), Donie Shine (1-05), David Connaughton (0-01), Cathal Callinan, Ciaran Lennon (1-00), Jamie Fahy (2-02).
Subs: Ross Naughton (0-01), Shane Pettit, Johnny Dunning (0-01).
U.8 Blitz in Johnstown
Clann na nGael had the honour of hosting the first U.8 blitz of the season in Johnstown. Teams from Clann, St. Brigids, St. Dominics and Roscommon Gaels attended the event last Saturday.
The games were played in the right spirit and some excellent skills on display from the stars of the future. Many thanks to the Clann U8 management team of Joe Kavanagh, Paddy Naughton, John Dunning, Lorraine Fallon McGowan and Noel Keleghan for organising the day, which ran so smoothly.
Special thanks to our referees Séa Henry, Oisín Rock, Michael Kelly, Cian Fallon McGowan, Mark Naughton and Fionnán Henry. The support and help from the Clann parents is so greatly appreciated by the club and the visitors were hugely impressed with the hospitality.
The Clann na nGael Shearton Hotel sponsored senior ladies team had a very busy itinerary last weekend as the had to catch up on league group games that were postpone earlier in the season.
First up was the old enemy down the road in St Brigids when they two faced off in Kiltoom on Friday evening. This was one of Clann’s better displays so far this year when they recorded a convincing victory over their rivals by 5-11 to 3-02. The second half in particular was very pleasing as the score at half time was only 1-06 to 1-02 in Clann’s favour.
This set the girls up for an all or nothing clash with county champions Kilbride on Sunday morning in Johnstown. Unfortunately if Friday evening was one of the best performances Sunday morning was the entire opposite as Clann were completely outclassed and out played as Kilbride ran out easy winners on a score line of 8-13 to 1-07. In fairness to the Johnstown girls, perhaps two games in less than 48 hours was a bit much to ask, as they were also missing number of regulars.
This completes the league now for Clann so the build up for championship begins in earnest from now on with the first round taking place in late June.
Clann squad from last weekend: Eadoin Lennon, Aine Connaughton, Ide Crehan, Amy Quinn, Shauna Bannon, Kelly Harrision, Saoirse McManus, Ruth Finnless, Sinead Farrell, Caoimhe Lennon, Kayleigh Dunning, Michele Ryonalds, Aoife O Brien, Ciara Quinn, Lauren McDonald, Orla O Neill.
Girls U.12 Championship: Clann Na Gael 7-7 Strokestown 1-0
Our girls had a successful start to the U12 Championship with victory over Strokestown on Sunday 7th May in Johnstown. The Clann forwards demonstarted great interplay throughout with Sarah Gannon, Hope Glynn, Kiera Timlin, Amy Harney and Shauna Kenny grabbing goals between them.
In addition Emily Duff at midfield along with Meadbh O’Higgins, Ella O’Reilly and Elaine Connell in defence ensured that Clann stayed on top throughout the match. Well done to all the panel involved.
Girls Feile Fundraising
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.
GRMA – Go Raibh Maith Agat
grma (go raibh maith agat) is the new GAA Membership Card and rewards programme enabling GAA Members and supporters to avail of rewards and offers as a ‘thank you’ or ‘go raibh maith agat’ for engaging in GAA activities and going to games.
The programme is open to both GAA Members (club members who have paid their membership subscriptions) and supporters (non-members). GAA Members who sign up will receive a personalised GAA Membership Card and login details to access their online account. Supporters who sign up will also receive login details to access their online account.
Everyone who signs up can earn points for registering, completing their profile and for going to GAA games. Additional points can be earned for a range of activities including linking your social media accounts or referring a friend. Points earned can be redeemed against great rewards such as GAA merchandise, tickets for Croke Park tours or donated to a nominated GAA club for redemption against club specific rewards. GAA Members can also redeem points against match ticket discounts. Please note that match ticket discounts are only available to registered GAA Members.
REGISTER HERE – GRMA.GAA.IE
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.
Clann na nGael GAA Lotto
The draw took place in Shines on Sunday 14th of May with a jackpot of €3,800. The numbers drawn were 1, 10, 11, 20.
There was no winner, the match 3 winners of €70 each were:
Rian McNamara (Online)
Breda Dolan (Breda Dolan)
Jimmy McGuinness (Brian Fallon)
Next week’s jackpot will be €4,000 and the draw will be in the Mill. Thanks to everyone who supports the Clann na nGael Lotto every week.
Did you know? Over €25,000 was won in the Clann na nGael 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 na nGael 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.