Senior O'Rourke CupThe Clann na nGael Matrix Bathrooms / Monksland Filling station & Supermacs sponsored Senior Team were in action last Friday evening in Johnstown against our near neighbours St Brigids in the O’Rourke Cup. The match was played in ideal weather conditions on an immaculately presented Johnstown pitch.
The first half was an evenly contested affair however it was Clann that started the sharpest and were two points to the good after nine minutes thanks to two points from play from Donie Shine. Brigids levelled the match on 15 minutes before Donie executed an excellent free from over 50 yards out. The half time score was level at five points apiece with Donie Shine executing all of the Clann scores.
The backs were on top in the opening period of the second half as neither team scored for the first 15 minutes of the second period. Two points from frees from Donie in quick successions gave Clann a two point lead with 13 minutes to play. It was at this stage that Brigids took control of the game and three goals within a five minute period gave Brigids a seven point lead and effectively ended the game as a contest. Ross Naughton scored a consolation goal for Clann late in the game to leave the final score at Clann 1-7 St. Brigids 3-8.
Clann: Cathal Hannon, Darra Pettit, Stephen Flynn, Ronan Gavin, Jack Connaughton, David Flynn, Emmet Kenny, Cathal Shine, Graham Pettit, David Connaughton, Cian McManus, Shane Pettit, Ross Naughton (1-0), Donie Shine (0-7, 4F), Jamie Fahy. Subs: David McManus, Ciaran Lennon, Ruairi McManus, Niall Connaughton.
Community GamesU10 boys County Champions in Community Games! The Drum/Clonown squad retained the trophy in Ballyleague on Saturday with two excellent displays. In the semi-final they overcame Strokestown and went on to defeat a gallant Aughrim/Kilmore squad in the final. A gusty and focused display from all players, in very warm conditions, insured that the trophy remains in the parish for another year. Congratulations to all the boys and good luck to them as they go on to represent Roscommon in the Connaught competition.
Squad: Oisin McLoughlin, Luke Wheatley, Eoin Dunning, John Timlin, Niall Ward, Cian Gilhooley, Brian Finneran, Ciarán Cummins, Conor Fennell, Barra Powell, Dan Costello, Logan Abbey, Darragh Flynn, Josh Connolly (Shane Doran away)
Clann na nGael Festival of footballJohnstown was delighted to host the annual festival of football blitz last Friday. Pupils from all five schools in our parish (plus some from Scoil na gCeithre Máistrí) attended the event.
The teams were mixed with pupils from the various schools playing on the same teams in a blitz style format. A very enjoyable day was had by all with so many kids getting a chance to play gaelic football. The club wish to acknowledge the generosity of the 30 or more club volunteers who gave up their time to help with the running of the event, be it coaching, refereeing or clubhouse duties.
The event could not happen without the cooperation of the principals, teachers and staff of the various schools and we thank them all for their input and ongoing support for the club. As many as 170 girls and boys participated in the blitz with an excellent standard of football on display and all games played in a great spirit.
Feile Skills 2017
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!
Visit clanngaa.ie/culcamps 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 the Grove on Sunday 18th of June with a jackpot of €4,800.
The numbers drawn were 4, 6, 20, 22.
No winner, match 3 wins €35:Winner (Seller)
John Feeney (Bernie Reilly)
Deirdre O'Brien (Lesley O'Neill)
Aoibhinn Brogan (Brian Brogan)
Graine Kenny (James Curley)
Derek Minnock (James Curley)
Next week's jackpot will be €5,000 and the draw will be in Shines.
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
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