Minor Div.1 League Final: Clann na nGael 0-12 St. Brigids 2-8
Clann minors attempt to win the 2017 Minor Div 1 League Final ended in disappointment last Sat evening in Ballyforan when they were beaten by neighbours St. Brigids in a game that was always interesting but never reached any great heights.
The lads for Kiltoom/Cam/Curraghboy laid the basis for their win with their first half performance. They were much sharper than the Clann team in the first half and went in leading by 2-3 to 0-5.
Clann dominated the opening of the second half and brought parity to the game but try as they might they could never in front and in the end St. Brigids deserved their win on the performance over the 60 mins.
The Clann panel and management will now turn their attentions to the championship which is due to commence in July. The management of the team would like to send best wishes to all the lads on the panel starting their Leaving Cert and Junior Cert on the 7th June.
Clann Panel: S. Seery, M. Mc Manus, A. Francis, P. Mc Manus, D. Duff, A. Harney, C. O’Brien, O. Rock, D. Sumner, O. Lennon, R. Moran, C. Farrell, S. Henry, R. Hardiman, F. Lennon, L. Donnelly, M. Hanley, A. Wall, S. Ryan, J. Mc Manus, C. Lennon, Ant. Kelly, And. Kelly, C. Costello, C. Fallon-McGowan, D. Reynolds, N. Mc Manus.
U.14 Tournament in Doora/Barefield
“It’s a long long way from Clare to here”, as the song goes, as a 22 strong panel headed over to Ennis to play in an invitational tournament this Saturday, and it certainly felt an even longer way back, given the overall performance!
After leaving Johnstown where it was teeming with rain, the weather brightened up as the team headed westward, and after arriving in St Joseph’s fabulous grounds in Doora/Barefield, all boded well for a fine day of football. Clann were fixtured to play 3 short games in total (15 minute halves) against the host team St Josephs, Portlaoise, and Castlebar Mitchell’s – in that order. Each of these teams had qualified for Feile in their respective counties, and would provide a series of excellent challenges for the lads.
The venue may have been “Doora” by name, but Clann’s first performance was “dour” by nature, as the host side attacked and gained the upper hand from the start. Clann never really got into the game, and made a series of basic errors, turning over possession again and again, allowing Doora to claim an emphatic win. True enough, Clann were missing several big names, but this was not the full story, as there is no shortage of football talent in these lads, on an average day.
Portlaoise duly followed suit, and were also a much stronger side than the Clann that showed up on this particular day. In the second half, they did manage to stage something of a comeback, but at that stage the result was beyond doubt
Ironically, it was against what was arguably the strongest team there (Castlebar Mitchells) that Clann managed to get some of their mojo back, and put up a reasonable challenge in the first half, claiming a goal and several points to keep them at least in the game. However, it was too little too late to influence the result.
Many thanks to Doora/Barefield for hosting an excellent contest, with top quality opposition. Every day is a school day, and Clann learned a lot from these games. This will no doubt give them plenty of food for thought, and homework to do, but ultimately the experience will stand them in good stead for their League finals next weekend!
Girls U.12 Championship
Our girls made it three wins from three with victory at Padraig Pearses last Sunday evening 21st May 2017.
Clann started well and scored a goal inside the first minute. Despite playing with the elements some wayward shooting and over passing meant Clann’s lead at the break was only 6 points.
Pearses reduced the lead to 2 points midway through the second half but once again Clann showed great spirit to pull clear with a third goal to win in the end by 3:03 to 2:01. Well done to all the girls involved.
Clann na nGael Panel: Aine Moyles, Abbie Kelly, Alannah Whyte, Amy Harney, Aoibhinn Brogan, Caoimhe dolan, Chloe Shanahan, Elaine Connell, Ella O Reilly, Emily Duff, Emily Mcdonnell, Erin Donoghue, Hope Glynn, Kiera Timlin, Meabh O’Higgins, Niamh Mulvey, Niamh Reynolds, Ruth Brien, Sarah Galvin, Sarah Gannon, Sarah Geoghean, Sarah O Reilly, Sarah Ryan, Sarah Shoyibi, Shauna Mc Evilly, Shauna Egan, Shauna Kenny, Tara Duignan.
Gaelic 4 Mother’s & Other’s
Our Gaelic 4 Mother’s & Other’s training continues on a Thursday night at 8.30pm in Johnstown. New members always welcome. No skills required and it’s a great way to keep active & fit while meeting new friends. If interested just come along on Thursday night or you can contact Lesley on 087-7740123 if you would like any further details.
Tour de South Roscommon
The annual Tour de South Roscommon Cycle in aid of Drum Community Care takes place on Saturday June 10th.
The cycle has two distances: 120km which leaves at 9am and 60km which leaves at 10am.
Registration begins at 8am at the Clubhouse and entry is €20 for Cycling Ireland members and €25 for non-members.
For more information contact Tommy on 0872203989 or find ‘South Roscommon Cycling Club’ on facebook.
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 Connaughton’s on Sunday 28th of May with a jackpot of €4,200.
The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 7, 15. No winner, match 3 winners of €70:
Martin & Collette (Bernie Reilly)
Kelly Millars (Kitty Naughton)
Maura Hynes (Vincent Harney)
Next week’s jackpot will be €4,400 and the draw will be in Monahan’s.
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.
Let’s go with Clann
Monthly Draw held on Sunday night in Connaughton’s.
€500 won by Brian Goode.
Voucher for Kennedys Service Station won by Liam Fallon.
Many thanks to all our members for their support.