Underage PresentationClann's underage champions were presented with their medals at the Annual Underage Club Presentation held in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, on Sunday 4th February.
Donie Shine Jnr. presented our U12 & U14 boys, followed by our U14 & U16 girls with their medals. Our Minor girls who are 6 in a row county champions also received their medals.
A special word of thanks to Donie Shine Jnr and our continued sponsors throughout the year. Also, the Sheraton Hotel Athlone who very kindly welcomed and hosted the event on the day.
Player of the Year 2017Congratulations to Sinead Farrell who is the first ever recipient of the "Lisa Dolan Memorial Cup" for Minor Player of the Year 2017. Lisa Dolan who was a player and strong supporter of Clann na nGael and Roscommon who sadly passed away in 2017 at the tender age of 21.
Her parents Sean & Rosie presented the cup to Sinead at the annual club dinner dance held in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel on Saturday 10th February.
Congratulations also to Ruth Finlass who was awarded and presented the "Gloria Walshe Memorial Cup" for Senior Player of the Year 2017 by Sean Walshe.
Tractor RunA Tractor Run fundraiser will take place on Sunday 18th February, starting from Connaughton's Pub. All money raised on the day goes directly towards supporting Cyctic Fibrosis research. A great evening for a great cause. Please contact Rosie on 0876646278 for more information
Coaching ClinicSaturday 17th February sees the climax of our winter/spring coaching program when we host a unique Coaching Clinic with leading Ulster GAA coach Steven Poacher in Johnstown from 11am to 2pm. This unique event will have both outdoor and indoor sections as follows;
11.30 – A games based approach for all ages (outdoor) – Steven Poacher
12.30 – Injury prevention in youth and adult players through Pilates (indoor) – Melissa Broderick, Pilates Instructor & PE teacher
1.15pm – Planning a better coaching session (indoor) - Steven Poacher
All club coaches at all levels ,both male and female, current, past or future and any club members or players at any level with an interest in coaching are invited to attend this event. Simply register your interest by contacting Coaching Officer Declan O’Flaherty (086)8040692 or Coaching Secretary Lorraine Fallon-McGowan (086) 368 3331.
Notes for Attendees: Please bring pen and paper if you wish to make notes and warm clothes and boots are essential for the practical outdoor session.
Referee CourseAre you interested in becoming a REFEREE? Are you energetic, involved in the club or an ex-player, and feel you can do more? If so, take the cobwebs off your boots and consider attending the Level 1 Referee Course! The course will take place on Saturday 10th February and 3rd March in Hannon’s Hotel Roscommon. Throw-in at 9.30am.
To express your interest, please contact Emer Timlin, Development Officer, at email@example.com
Here's a few words from our own Seamie Mc Manus, who became a referee last year:
"It’s great to stay involved with the game, learn more about the game and to give something back to the GAA after all the years playing.
Refereeing also helps with fitness and it’s very enjoyable when involved in a fast flowing game of football. I have made many new friends after getting involved and there's always support from the County Board & fellow Referees.
As a result of being involved, I have gained great personal life skills and my confidence grows with every match I officiate. Refereeing gives you great targets and goals to work to and if you are ambitious enough there's nothing stopping you going all the way to Senior and Inter-County level!
I would encourage anyone interested in refereeing to attend the course which is both interesting and enjoyable. Hope to see you in the middle at a game soon!"
Gaeltacht scholarships 2018Applications are being accepted for Gaeltacht Scolarships for students who are members of a GAA club in Co. Roscommon and attend secondary School in 2016/17 school year.
For more information on how to apply, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Let's Go With Clann DrawThe Let's Go With Clann Monthly Draw was held at the Dinner Dance on Saturday night.
€500 won by Johnny Dunning
€100 won by Padraig Seery (Clonellan)
Kennedy's Voucher won by Tommy Kelly
Bottle of Brandy won by Martin Sumner
Thanks to everyone who supports Let's Go With Clann.
The draw took place in Monahan's on Sunday 11th February with a jackpot of €4,400.
The numbers drawn were 9, 15, 19, 21.
No winner, match 3 wins €50:Winners - Sellers:
Mary Gallagher (Kitty Naughton)
James Hardiman (Eamonn McManus)
John Conway (Bernie Reilly)
Niall Harney (Connaughton's Pub)
Next week's jackpot will be €4,600 and the draw will be in Athlone Springs.
Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week.
Online LottoVisit ClannGAA.ie/Lotto to enter the lotto online 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
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