Junior A ChampionshipThe Seery's Bar Athlone sponsored Junior A team played in the second round of the Junior Championship on Saturday night last in Knockcroghery against St. Ronans.
This young Clann team found the first 15 minutes of the first half tough as St. Ronans started much the better team, with Clann having a lot of turn overs and giving away a lot of the possession. However, Clann found their feet midway through the second half, kicking some excellent points from play by Sea Henry and Conor Farrell in particular. Then came the move of the game - Patrick Harney made excellent move up the right wing to find Conor Farrell free inside who finished of a great run from Patrick Harney. Clann went in at Half time leading 2-05 0-04.
The Second half started much same as first have with St. Ronans dominating the first 10 mins of second half bring the game back to within a kick of a ball, before Clann pushed on through the experience of Rurai McManus kicking some fine points from play and the full forward line of David Griffin, Conor Farrell and Ian Naughton kicking 2-08 between them. Clann ran out winners on scoreline of 2-16 1-09.
Team and Scores: Seamie Mc Manus, Patrick Harney, Sean Fallon, Darragh Egan, Niall Shine, Damien Duff, Darragh Kildae, David McManus 1pt, Ciaran Connaughton, Sea Henry 4pts, Rory McManus 3pts, Emmet Rock 1pt, David Griffin 1-01, Conor Farrell 1-03 (1F), Ian Naughton 3pts.
U.14 Div.1 ChampionshipClann 11-11 Roscommon Gaels 6-7
Keen to match the comprehensive win recorded by the Division 3 team the week previous, the Clann Division 1 team kicked the first point early in the game, aided by a stiff breeze, but this was promptly met by a decisive goal from Roscommon Gaels only a few minutes later. The visitors were a strong outfit when Clann met them in the league, and were more so this evening. A series of points from Clann (albeit well taken) were nullified by three goals in total by the Gaels, including one from a penalty, such that by half time, Clann were trailing 0-8 to 3-1.
If the Roscommon Gaels’ goals typified the first half, Clann certainly stole the limelight at the start of the second. A few late arrivals to the match would make a key difference, and in an 8 minute scoring frenzy, Clann shook the net with 8 goals. This lifted the home side’s confidence, and several players (more reticent in the first half) got in on the action to go on to dominate the game.
Not all plain sailing though – halfway through the period Clann appeared to sit back, and allowed the Gaels back onto the scoresheet with 3 goals and several well taken points. The result would not be in doubt however, and at the full time whistle, Clann finished with an impressive 11-11 to 6-9.
Next week sees the Division 1 team away to Boyle, and the Division 3 team away to St Aidans. Thanks as always for the strong support.
Clann: D Campion, O Hynes, A McManus, B Costello, L Gavin, I Harney (0-1), T Lennon, J Mulvey, C O’Reilly (3-0), O O’Flaherty (1-1), G Mulvihill (1-1), S Cleary (Capt, 0-2), P O’Leochain, (1-3), J Shine (5-2), E Henry, A Milton (0-1), K Greasley, N Hannon, T O’Neill.
Ladies Senior ChampionshipThe Shearton Hotel sponsored Clann na nGael Senior Ladies team took on current county champions Kilbride in their own back yard on Saturday evening last and came out with a six point defeat, but more importantly Clann will be very happy with this much improved performance and in particular in the second have where they outscored their opponents by 1-03 to 0-02.
Kilbride playing with the aid of a very strong wind tore into Clann and blitzed them with two quick goals in the first ten minutes with Clann's only reply being a Sinead Farrell point. Then in the 17th minute, Kilbride scored another goal to leave them in a very commanding position. But Clann rallied and just before half time got a vital goal of their own through Shauna Connell to leave the half time score Kilbride 3-05 Clann 1-01.
it was a different Clann team that took the field after the break, full of guts, strength and determination, they tore into Kilbride and totally dominated most sectors of the field. Slowly the scores began to come. Points from Farrell and Caoimhe Lennon cut the deficit a little. Kilbride responded with two pointed frees to leave them a cushion, but Clann were playing much better now and were unfortunate not to be a lot closer on the scoreboard. Finally, a second goal arrived from Connell again and a Saorise McManus point but unfortunately for Clann the clock ran out and Kilbride finished winners on a scoreline of 3-07 to 2-04.
Next up for Clann sees them take on newly promoted Padraig pearses on the 16th July.
Clann team and scorers: Eaodain Lennon Ide Crehan, Ciara Quinn, Aine Connaughton, Amy Quinn, Orla O Neill, Kelly Harrision, Ruth Finnless, Saoirse McManus (0-1), Trease Lennon, Caoimhe Lennon (0-1), Kelley Colgan, Kayleigh Dunning, Shauna Connell (2-0) and Sinead Farrell (0-2). Subs: Aoife O Brien and Carol Griffin.
Gaelic for Mother's & Other'sOur Mother's & Other's represented Clann at the Connaught Blitz in the Connaught Centre of Excellence in Ballyhaunis on Saturday 1st July. A great day was had and celebrations continued back in Athlone that night.
The Mother's & Other's always welcome new members. You can be guaranteed a laugh or two. Training for this non competitive, non contact, fun sport takes place on Thursdays at 8.30pm in 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 AT GRMA.GAA.IE
The draw took place in The Mill on Sunday 2nd of July with a jackpot of €5,200.
The numbers drawn were 8, 10, 17, 26.
No winner, match 3 wins €25:Winner (Seller)
Barry O'Neill (Brian Fallon),
Enda Fallon (Ray Fallon),
Niall McManus (Mickey Shine),
Amy Hughes (Vincent Bannon),
John McCallan (Mickey Shine),
Millie Bolger (Mary Menton),
Isabelle Quinn (Brendan McLoughlin),
Donal Beirne (James Curley).
Next week's jackpot will be €5,400 and the draw will be in Connaughtons.
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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