Senior LeagueOur Matrix Bathrooms / Monksland Filling station & Supermacs sponsored senior team were back in action last Saturday evening in the O’Rourke Cup third round against Western Gaels. The match was played in ideal conditions in Johnstown with the pitch in excellent condition despite the recent inclement weather.
Clann started the match well and secured our first score from an Emmet Kenny point in the fourth minute. Scores were hard to come by in the opening exchanges and it was the tenth minute when the Gaels secured their first point from a placed ball which was quickly followed by two more points from play. Clann had the best of the final stages of the first half with an excellent point from David McManus followed by two points from Donie Shine one of which was from a free. Western Gaels scored a point in injury time to leave the first half score Clann 0-4 Western Gaels 0-5.
The home side had the better of the second half exchanges and within seven minutes of the re-start had raced into a three point lead with two scores coming from Conor Farell, one from a free, and two from Donie Shine also one of which was a free. Scores were hard to come by for the remainder of the half with both sets of backs on top and notably the full back line for Clann of Darra Pettit, Stephen Flynn and David Flynn in fine form throughout the match. Deep into injury time Clann were three points to the good and it looked like the two points were secured however, Western Gaels to their credit persevered and scored a goal in the dying seconds to ensure their long journey from Frenchpark was not in vain. The final score was Clann 0-9 Western Gaels 1-6. This was a hard fought and competitive game throughout which was played at a very fast pace so credit is due to both sets of players.
The Clann team and scorers was: Ronan O’Reilly, Darra Pettit, Stephen Flynn, David Flynn, Damien Duff, Shane Pettit, Darragh Kildea, Graham Pettit, David McManus (0-1), Emmet Kenny (0-1), Sea Henry, Cian McManus, Conor Farrell (0-2 1F), Donie Shine (0-5 2F), Jonathan Dunning. Subs used: Ross Naughton, Niall Connaughton, Cathal Callinan, Patrick Harney
U.16 UpdateClann na nGael 2.9 Western Gaels/Tulsk 2.9
Our Under 16 Div 4 team took a deserved share of the spoils in Monday last when drawing with Western Gaels/Tulsk. A last minute goal from Neil Hannon levelled the scores in injury time , their second draw of the campaign.
Team and scorers: Patrick Moran, Cian Gavin, Alan McManus, Brendan Costello, Thomas Lennon, Owen Sumner, Jason Mulvey, James Keane Flanagan, Neil Hannon 1-0, Conor Ryan 0-1, Gary Mulvihill, Kyle Greasley 0-2, Luke Gavin, Cian O'Suilleabhain 0-4, Damien Kelly 0-2, Subs: Robert Connaughton, Adam Milton 1-0
U.14 UpdateAfter the long cold winter, Spring finally arrived in Johnstown today as Clann played host to two visiting teams. Many thanks to the parents who provided refreshments and hospitality to the traveling teams.
Div 1. Clann 4-3 St Brigids 1-6
An exciting clash between two famous rivals, this local derby didn’t fail to excite. Clann were quick to get started, as they acquired a goal and a couple of points in the first few minutes, playing well at this stage. Brigids began to assert themselves though, and as the half progressed, reduced the lead with a series of well taken points. A Clann goal near the half time whistle kept the home side in the lead by a 2-2 to 0-4 scoreline
Brigids were straight out of the traps in the second half though, and pounced on a series of opportunities, including a cracking goal which levelled the game at one point. With the visitors in full flow now, it was a nervous time for Clann, and it took a goal of their own to steady the nerves and re-establish the lead. After exchanging points there still was still only a kick of a ball in it, when in the closing stages Clann shook the net again to finish 4-3 to 1-6. Very exciting game, and compliments to both sides for their spirited performances
Clann Panel - D Quinn, J Shine, E Connaughton, C McManus, O Hynes, E Henry, D O’Brien, C Kelly, M Daly (0-2), J Gavin, O O’Flaherty, T O’Neill (1-0), P O’Leochain (1-1), D Campion, S Gavin (Capt, 1-0), E Galvin, E Quinn, L Ward, C Westman (1-0), K Moroney, R Colgan.
Div 4 Clann 9-11 Kilmore/Shannon Gaels/St Ronan 1-7
Geographically, these clubs are the farthest apart in the county, and the so visitors made the long trip south to Johnstown today. A clash of colours posed another problem (with a toss of a coin deciding the visitors would turn jerseys inside out), but undeterred, both teams played out an enjoyable game, and enjoyed some refreshments after the game. Clann amassed a high tally overall, and played well throughout, but the visitors did manage several scores, including a well taken goal. Full time whistle saw the final score as Clann 9-11 to Kilmore/Shannon Gaels/St Ronans 1-7
Clann Panel – S Kelly, K Fallon, E Quinn, M Fallon, D Brady, R Colgan (Capt, 0-1), E Hunter (2-2), E Galvin, J Macken (2-3), L Ward, C Westman (3-1), K Moroney, R Moran (1-4), C Moran, T Costello, D O’Neill, M Lennon
Gaelic for Mother's & Other'sAre you interested in keeping fit in a fun, non-competitive and social environment? Then come along for weekly exercise in a fun way while meeting other mother’s and other’s in the area.
No experience in gaelic football required, we welcome all ages, shapes and sizes.
Training starts back on Thursday 29th March at 8.30pm in Johnstown and will be held every Thursday at 8.30pm.
Holy MassPlease note that Holy Saturday Night Mass this weekend will take place at Drum Church at 8pm and not 9pm.
Clann HolidayGetting sick of the snow? The destination for this years club holiday is Lanzarote and is leaving on 20th October and returning on 27th. Places are going fast so if you want to go book your place contact Breda Dolan (0868971409) or Mary Rock (0877838966)
Tony Whyte Jnr RIPThe Clann family were saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Tony Whyte Jnr. the weekend before last. Tony was a former player with the club and represented Roscommon at underage level winning a Connacht Minor title. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Whyte family at this very sad time.
The memory of Tony Jnr. was honoured at the weekend just gone where a minutes silence was observed at both the Clann v. Western Gaels match and the Roscommon v. Cork match.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Roscommon v CavanWell done to the Rossies on reaching the Div.2 Final where they will play Cavan this Sunday the 1st of April at 2pm in Croke Park. Special mention to Ultan, Ciaran and Feargal who all had great games against Cork at the weekend.
Tickets have now been released for sale and prices are as follows:
Adult Hogan/Cusack €30
Juvenile Cusack €5
Hill 16 €20
Wheelchair & attendant €30
The Group Pass is also available. €5 per child, one adult free with every 10. This will close Wed at 12 noon. Clubs need to complete the following link for the group pass - http://www.gaa.ie/tickets/club-offers
Tickets will be on sale from the County Board Office, Racecourse Rd, Roscommon from Tuesday 2pm to 5pm, Wednesday 10am to 5pm, Thursday 10am to 5pm. Tickets will also be on sale at SuperValu, Centra and online at gaa.tickets.ie.
The draw took place in Monahan's on Sunday 25th March with a jackpot of €2,200.
The numbers drawn were 3, 7, 19, 21.
No Winner, Match 3 wins €20:
Delia Kenny, Alan Dunne, Dylan Joyce, Agnes Fallon, Ann Seery, Martina Fallon, Mary Kelly, Sarah Egan, Benny Gilligan, Geraldine Martin, Elaine Halligan, Padraig Harney, Ro Nicholson, Martina Morris
Next week's jackpot will be €2,400 and the draw will be in Athlone Springs.
Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week. Enter online at ClannGAA.ie/Lotto
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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