U.12 Div.5 Season ReviewThe U12 Div.5 Clann team finished off their excellent season with a 0-10 to 0-7 win over St. Dominic’s in Johnstown on Sunday last.
This team had their first match in August with a comfortable away win against St. Brigid’s in Kitoom. This was followed by the only hiccup in their campaign, a loss to St. Dominic’s in Knockcroghery, albeit with a very depleted squad. In the next match, the team found their feet again with a convincing victory against Kilbride in Johnstown.
In September, the lads had two very difficult fixtures to fulfil against teams with very strong squads, away to Western Gaels in Frenchpark, Padraig Pearse’s in Woodmount, and a home match against Boyle. The fixture in Frenchpark saw perhaps the best performance of the entire campaign against an excellent Western Gaels team, where the team overcame a 5-point deficit at half time to draw level with ten minutes to go and to push on to score four points to close out the game. Against Pearse’s, Clann overcame a 2-point half time deficit with a very strong performance in the third quarter to run out convincing winners. The game against Boyle in Johnstown was another tight match against a very good Boyle team. The match was close for most of the game but Clann managed to get ahead towards the end and ran out winners on a six-point margin. Clann had now secured semi-final place with a home fixture guaranteed.
The boys had a six-week delay until last Wednesday when they played Roscommon Gaels in the Semi-final. The Clann lads got off to an excellent start against the Gaels and built up a 6-point first half lead. Roscommon Gaels came back at the lads in the second half but Clann ran out winners by 7 points in the end.
The county final was played in Johnstown on Sunday morning with St. Dominic’s providing the opposition. The Knockcroghery lads were the top team in the round-robin section of the competition and were also Division 1 champions. The final was a very exciting and evenly matched contest. Both defences were playing very well and scores were difficult to come by. However, at half time Clann were ahead on a scoreline of 0-4 to 0-2. This is a quality St. Dominic’s team and they came back at Clann. Ten minutes into the second half Dominic’s had levelled the score. However, the determination and the teamwork of this Clann team came to the fore and Clann managed to edge two points in front. The teams exchanged scores two more times and with 2 minutes to go, Clann were ahead by only a single point. However, Clann laid siege to the St. Dominic’s back line and managed to score two more points to put the result beyond doubt.
The improvement of this team over the course of the season and the stylish and skilful manner in which they have played their football is remarkable. Watching their matches over the season has been most enjoyable. They have played as a team, have played flowing passing football, and have always played for each other. Especially in the close matches against Western Gaels, Boyle, Rocommon Gaels and in the final against St. Domininc’s, they played as a unit and got the results they deserved.
Minor Girls FinalCongrats & well done our Mike Kenny Car Sales and Thomas Nolan & Co. Accountant sponsored Minor Girls who won the Div 1 County Championship Final against St Dominics yesterday in a score 8-18 to 0-11.
Coach Education On Line Foundation CourseRoscommon Coach Education tutor group will be running an on-line football and hurling foundation course which will open on Monday November 6th until Thursday November 30th.
All underage coaches both male and female must complete a Foundation level course. Pre-booking is essential. The theory part of the course (6 modules) will be completed on-line with a practical session to complete the course in early December followed by a Sport awareness child protection course.
Anybody who wishes to reserve a place please contact Coaching Officer Declan O’Flaherty on 086 8040692 or any member of the club executive.
Job Notice - Moore Community EmploymentMoore Community Employment are looking to fill two care taking positions in Clann na nGael, located in Johnstown.
If interested please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for further information contact Pat on 086 2501475 Aidan on 086 813 4300.
Let's Go With Clann DrawLet's Go With Clann monthly draw results:
Winner of €500 - Margaret Fallon
Winner of Kennedy's Service Station Voucher - Jimmy Henry
Thanks for your continued support.
The draw took place in the Grove on Sunday 22nd October with a jackpot of €8,400.
The numbers drawn were 13, 20, 22, 24.
No winner, match 3 wins €35 each:Winners (Sellers):
Angela Hughes (Vinny Bannon)
Kiera & Emma Brennan (Kieran Gavin)
Pat O'Neill (James Curley)
Gerard Waters (Eileen Whelan)
Sean Dolan (James Curley)
Stephen Shine (Ann Shine)
Next week's jackpot will be €8,600 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.
Click Here to take part and help support the club. 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
Clann na nGael Online