Mike Durney RIPIt is with deep sadness and regret that Clann na nGael advises the passing of our club President Mike Durney.
Mike was a proud Clann na nGael man and a lifelong supporter of the club. He was instrumental in the development of the club during the early years and the hard work that Mike and others of that generation put in with limited resources available has led directly to the vibrant, successful club that we all enjoy today.
Mike clocked up many miles driving club and county players all over the country to training and matches and those players still speak fondly of those journeys with Mike at the wheel.
Mike was a much loved character in Johnstown and he will be sorely missed by all his friends in Clann and beyond.
The club extends our deepest sympathy to Mike’s wife Annette, his daughter Finola, his sons Emmet, Cathal and Damien, his extended family, neighbours and his many, many friends.
A minutes silence was observed before the Senior Championship match against Western Gaels in Kiltoom on Saturday.
Senior ChampionshipOur Matrix Bathrooms / Monksland Filling Station sponsored senior team faced Western Gaels in the Quarter Finals of the Senior Championship on Saturday last in Kiltoom, with heavy rainfall and testing conditions for both teams. The game was preceeded by a minutes silence in the memory of club president, Mike Durney.
Clann started well with points from Donie Shine and Cathal Shine, before defensive lapses were punished with two goals for Western Gaels who opened up a lead of 2-4 to 0-03 after 13 minutes. This made the game an uphill battle for Clann but the team continued to work hard to reduce the deficit, going in at half time 3 points down - 2-06 to 0-09.
The second half started poorly for Clann who conceded another goal in the first minute of the restart. Clann were determined to stay in the game, and Donie Shine was clever with a quick free kick to grab a goal back a minute later. Clann were again punished with some strong attacking displays from Western Gaels, who broke through to score two more goals, leaving the score at 5-08 (23) to 1-12 (15) after 48 minutes.
Clann continued to battle to reduced the deficit as much as they could, but Western Gaels were the better team and held out to win by 5 points, 5-11 (26) to 2-15 (21). Well done to the Gaels and good luck in the Semi-Finals.
Clann: Ronan Reilly, David Flynn, Stephen Flynn, Ronan Gavin, Emmet Kenny, Shane Pettit, David Connaughton, Graham Pettit, Donie Shine, Ross Naughton, Cathal Callinan, Matt Scally, Ruairi McManus, Ciaran Lennon, Cathal Shine. Subs: Cian McManus, Sea Henry, Johnny Dunning, Damien Duff.
Minor Div.1 ChampionshipClann 2-12 Strokestown 0-9
The Clann minor team resumed their championship campaign last Tuesday evening following the 6 week break with the visit of Strokestown to Johnstown. The game was played in very wet and windy conditions.
Clann adapted well to the conditions and dominated the first half despite the best efforts of the visitors. Clann linked up well as a team in this half and went in at half time leading by 2-7 to 0-2.
Clann’s second half performance didn’t match their first half showing but they still remained in control despite a very determined display by the Strokestown lads and in the end Clann ran out winners by 9 points.
The lads will know that they will need to become more consistent in the upcoming championship fixtures. Clann’s next game is on Thursday against Ros Gaels in Lisnamult.
Clann Panel: S Ó Saoraigh, C Ó Coisteala, C Ó Lionnáin, O Ó Lionnáin, A Ó hAthairne, S Ó Riain, C Ó Briain (0-1), S Mac Mánais, D Sumner, R Ó hArgadáin, R Ó Móráin, S Ó hÉinrí (0-6), N Ó Maicín (1-0), A De Bhál, D Ó Foirtcheirn, C Ó Fearail (1-5), F Ó Lionnáin, Antaine Ó Ceallaigh, Andy Ó Ceallaigh, O Mac Concharraige, P Mac Manáis, A Mac Prionséis, D Ó Duibh, M Ó hÁinle, M O Ganáin, M Mac Manáis, L O Donnghaile.
Connacht Young Player of the Year 2017The club congratulates Kelley Colgan who was voted 2017 Connacht LGFA Young Player of the Year. Kelley plays U16, Minors and this year she joined our Senior Ladies Team. A fantastic achievement and the club are very proud.
The draw took place in Shines on Sunday 17th September with a jackpot of €7,400.
The numbers drawn were 3, 19, 21, 25.
No winner, match 3 wins €100 each:Winners (Sellers):
Caroline Kenny (Padraig Reilly)
Leon O'Connor (Mickey Shine)
Next week's jackpot will be €7,600 and the draw will be in The Mill.
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 to the following week.
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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