Senior League v. KilmoreThe Clann na nGael Matrix Bathrooms / Monksland Filling Station & Supermacs sponsored Senior Team were in action last week against Kilmore in a re-fixed O’Rourke Cup match in Enfield on Saturday evening last.
Clann settled well into the match and three frees in quick succession gave Clann a 0-3 to 0-1 lead after nine minutes play. However, there was a defensive lapse by Clann as the ball was turned over easily and gifted Kilmore with a goal chance which they executed well. Clann did rally after that and ended the half with points from Ross Naughton, Cian McManus and another Donie Shine free. This left the half time score level at 0-6 to 1-3.
Kilmore scored the first point of the second half just after the restart however after this Clann dominated the entire second half exchanges, playing some free flowing football at times. The game was still in the balance when Ronan Gavin dived to clear the ball off the line to save a certain goal and this seemed to be the catalyst to drive the Clann team forward to victory.
Johnny Dunning and Darra Pettit points followed by a Cathal Shine point and an excellently finished goal ensured the two points for Clann. The final score was Clann 1-13 Kilmore 1-5.
The Clann scorers were: Donie Shine 0-7 (all frees), Cian McManus (0-1), Ross Naughton (0-1), Johnny Dunning (0-1), Cathal Shine (1-1), Darra Pettit (0-1), Matt Scally (0-1).
Clann: D.Finneran, D.Pettit, S.Flynn, R.Gavin, J.Connaughton, D.Flynn, E.Kenny, G.Pettit, C.Shine, D.Connaughton, D.Shine, S.Pettit, R.Naughton, M.Scally, C.McManus. Subs: J.Dunning, C.Hannon, D.McManus, J.Fahy, C.Connaughton.
U.14's do the double! (Div.1 & Div.4 titles)Clann 8-2 Eire Óg 4-4
Despite an unbeaten run in the league so far, including against their final opponents, the Division 4 lads had to work really hard to grind out a victory last Friday night in Athleague, when they took on the Lads from Lough Glynn in the League final. Keen to match the result achieved by their Division 1 colleagues the week previous, Clann set out a strong 11 man squad to start the game. It soon became evident however, that Eire Og were equally as ambitious, and attacked from the start. Indeed, were it not for some excellent goalkeeping by the Clann keeper, they might have opened up a decisive lead and taken control of the game.
As it was, Eire Og claimed the first point and it was a full and long 10 minutes before Clann managed to get to ball to the other end of the field and shoot a goal. A minute later a rather fortuitous second goal materialised out of a high ball dropping under the crossbar, and Clann then settled somewhat after a shaky start. Eire Og continued to press, adding 1-1 to their tally, before Clann added a trio of goals, from 3 different forwards. Half time saw Clann in front with a scoreline of 6-2 to 1-3.
No time for complacency though, and in the first minute of the second half, Eire Og shook the net with their second goal, soon neutralised by another Clann goal (from a very on-target corner forward). That said, Eire Og marked very tightly, and prevented Clann from playing with their usual fluidity, and this would result in a marked lack of points from this evening’s game.
Eire Og weren’t finished yet, and would hit the net yet again, before exchanging yet more goals at either end of the pitch (the game saw 12 in total). At this point, Clann held on, and after pointing a free, managed to field all their remaining permitted subs to finish out the game as champions, and achieve an historic victory for the club, in that this is the first time an U14 team has won 2 league titles in the same season. At the presentation, a battle-weary but consumately professional Captain Michael Harrington paid tribute to a valiant Eire Og side, and thanked his own side’s supporters for coming along (many of the same people who came to the Division 1 final).
The Clann U14 management would like to thank Athleague GAA for hosting the final, as well as the County Board for organising a very enjoyable League campaign. To the parents that travelled, and supported this and every game, sincere thanks also. You should be very proud of these young men, they are a credit to you.
Full Clann Division 4 Squad: D Quinn, C McManus, E Connaughton, R Colgan, J Shine, D O’Brien (0-1), M Harrington (Capt), C Kelly (1-0), J Gavin (2-0), C O’Suilleabhain (1-1), P O’Leochain (3-1), A Milton, S O’Connor, L Ward, C Westman (1-0), O Sumner, R Connaughton, M Daly, A Devaney, T Idowu, E McManus, K Moroney, A Mullin, S Gavin, E Henry, O Hynes, O O’Flaherty, T O’Neill, T Geoghegan, G O’Shea
U.10 BoysIt was a very busy week for our under 10 boys. First up, last Sunday we played a challenge game against Tang/Maryland, both clubs fielded two teams and all boys saw plenty of action. Thanks to Danny Connerton and Tang/Maryland for the game.
On Thursday, our community games team played neighbours Kiltoom/Cam (St Brigids) and emerged with a good win. The boys now play the semi final and, if fortunate enough, the final next Saturday in Ballyleague.
Finally on Saturday we took part in a Go Games blitz, which was very well hosted and organised by Derek Dolan and Roscommon Gaels. We managed to field three teams on the day and all boys played four great games against tough opposition. All in all, a great week of action with all boys learning through games. Clann abú!
Ladies NotesClann U-14 Girls remain unbeaten in League
Clann na nGael’s U-14 girls travelled the short distance to Kiltoom on Wednesday 7th June, to play host club, St. Brigids, in their last game of the League.
As always, the home team provided strong opposition on the night. There was very little between the two teams for much of the game, but a stronger display by the Clann girls in the second half proved decisive.
Despite wasting a number of early chances, Clann did take a couple of well-worked goals and, thanks to a number of fine saves by goalkeeper, Giollaiosa Jamil, led at half time by 2-3 to 0-3.
As expected, St.Brigids came out strongly in the second half and it was only later in that half when Clann took control, scoring some late goals to win on a scoreline of 5-8 to 1-7.
As always, this was yet another great team effort by all involved. The girls now progress to a League semi-final on Wednesday 14th June.
Panel: Amanda Ryan (0-1), Amy O’Brien, Anna Golden, Aoife McGoldrick, Ava Brady, Caireann McGoldrick (3-4), Caoilin McClean, Caoimhe Kelly, Casey O’Neill (1-0), Danielle Gately, Eimear Naughton (1-0), Éimhín Feeney (0-2), Eva Bea Mulligan, Giollaiosa Jamil, Grace Hannon (0-1), Isabelle Quinn, Lucia Reynolds, Mia Macken, Niamh Jordan, Niamh McTeague, Orla Kildea, Rachel O’Brien, Sarah Shine, Tara O’Neill, Vivienne Harney-Nolan.
Girls U.12 Championship
Clann na nGael V Shannon Gaels
The girls suffered their first defeat in this years championship when they were beaten by a hungrier Shannon Gaels team in Johnstown last Sunday evening. Shannon Gaels scored 2 early points and despite a Clann goal, Shannon Gaels led by 5 points at half time. Clann scored a second goal quickly after the restart but that was as good as it got with Shannon Gaels finishing the stronger. The defeat leaves Clann with work to do in the group stages.
Final score Clann Na Gael 2-01 - Shannon Gaels 3-06
Oran V Clann na nGael
Clann U12 girls turned in a much improved performance to beat Oran in their final group game of the Championship on Bank Holiday Monday last. Clann played with the help of a strong breeze in the first half and led by 7 points at the interval, keeping their hosts scoreless. Oran did score the first 2 points of the second half but Clann responded well and pulled clear by 12 points near the end of the game. Oran did score two late goals but Clann progress as group winners to the quarter final which will be played in Johnstown on Sunday 11th June against Castlerea.
Final score Clann Na Gael 3-07 - Shannon Gaels 2-04
Well done to all the girls involved
Team: Aine Moyles, Abbie Kelly, Alannah Whyte, Amy Harney, Aoibhinn Brogan, Caoimhe dolan, Chloe Shanaghan 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 Geoghegan, 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 fit & active 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.
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.
GRMA - Go Raibh Maith Agatgrma (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
The draw took place in Athlone Springs on Sunday 11th of June with a jackpot of €4,600.
The numbers drawn were 1, 6, 14, 26.
No winner, match 3 wins €70:Winner (Seller)
Kevin Naughton (Micheal Naughton)
Dooley's Flowers (Kitty Naughton)
Gerry Dunning (James Curley)
Next week's jackpot will be €4,800 and the draw will be in the Grove.
Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week.
Online LottoDid 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.
Club ShopThe Clann Shop is now online with a wide range of O'Neills gear to purchase. The shop can be accessed via the ClannGAA.ie menu or directly by visiting tiny.cc/ClannShop
Clann na nGael Online