Mens Senior ChampionshipOur Matrix Bathrooms / Monksland Filling Station sponsored Senior team took on Castlerea in the third round of the Senior Championship in Castlerea last Saturday evening. As per previous matches, Clann started the stronger and were two points to the good inside the first three minutes thanks to Jamie Fahy and Donie Shine. Twenty five minutes into the game Clann got the crucial score of the first half when Donie Shine converted a penalty to give Clann a 1-5 to 0-6 point lead. A further point in injury time from Emmet Kenny ensured Clann had a three point advantage at the break with the half time score being 1-7 to 0-7.
However Clann did not start the second half in the same fashion as the first and conceded three points from frees to bring Castlerea level for the first time in the match. Then followed Clann's best period of the game as they converted six points in a six minute spell to put daylight between the teams. Castlerea to their credit did not give up and deep into injury time scored a excellently executed goal to leave the minimum between the teams and ensure an exciting end to the game. Clann held out to secure the two points and maintain our unbeaten record in this year’s championship. The final score was Clann 1-14 Castlerea 1-13.
A number of Clann players suffered injuries during the match and we wish them well for a speedy return to competitive action.
Clann team and scorers were: Ronan O’Reilly, Dara Pettit, Stephen Flynn, Ronan Gavin, Emmet Kenny (0-1), Shane Pettit, David Flynn, Cathal Shine (0-1), Graham Pettit, Rory McManus, Cian McManus, Matt Scally, Jamie Fahy (0-1), Donie Shine (1-9 5xF, 2x45, 1xP), Ciaran Lennon. Subs: Damien Duff for Ronan Gavin, David Connaughton for David Flynn, Ross Naughten (0-2) for Cian McManus, Cathal Callinan for Emmet Kenny
Our next Senior Championship outing is next Saturday afternoon, August 26th against Strokestown in Hyde Park.
Gaelic for Mother's & Other'sThe Mother's & Other's always welcome new members. Training for this non competitive, non contact, fun sport takes place on Thursdays at 8.30pm in Johnstown.
Minor Girls play St Dominics in Johnstown on Monday 21th August at 7.30pm.
The draw took place in the the Connaughtons on Sunday 20th of August with a jackpot of €6,600.
The numbers drawn were 1, 7, 10, 22.
No winner, match 3 wins €30:Winners (Sellers):
Kiera Naughton (Kitty Naughton)
Cathriona Fallon (Ray Fallon Snr)
Benny O'Brien (Benny O'Brien)
Thomas Naughton (Kitty Naughton)
Val Yurtin (Lennon's F&V)
Janine Nicholson (Fran Nicholson)
Laura Ward (Kitty Naughton)
Next week's jackpot will be €6,800 and the draw will be in Monahans.
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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