Clann na nGael GAA Club, Co. Roscommon

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Club Notes - 23/04/18

Senior Championship

Clann 1-09 0-07 Roscommon Gaels
The Matrix Bathrooms / Kennedys Supermacs sponsored Clann na nGael Senior team continued their championship campaign last Saturday evening against Roscommon Gaels in an immaculately turned out Johnstown.

The Gaels settled quicker and were two points to the good within the first eight minutes before the ever reliable boot of Donie Shine scored two points from placed balls to level the match after thirteen minutes. Clann edged into a two point lead through scores from Emmet Kenny and Ciaran Lennon. Roscommon Gaels dominated the next five minutes and scored the next three points without reply to edge into the lead once more. Five minutes before the break the match was levelled once more following an excellent point from Ultan Harney after some exceptional interplay from the Clann attack. Clann finished the half the stronger with further points by Donie Shine (free and a 45) and a second score from the ever improving Ciaran Lennon. The half time score was Clann 0-8, Roscommon Gaels 0-6.

The turning point of the match came six minutes into the half when a piece of individual brilliance from corner back Darra Pettit resulted in one of the finest goals ever seen in Johnstown as Darra soloed from the half way line through the heart of the Gaels defence before unleashing an unstoppable shot past the Gaels keeper.

Scores were few and far between after that with the Clann backs dominant and the entire Clann team confident in holding possession which frustrated the Gaels attempt at a comeback. Emmet Kenny scored his second point of the match on the 51st minute to give Clann a commanding six point lead. Roscommon Gaels only score of the second half came a minute from full time resulting in a final score of Clann 1-9 Roscommon Gaels 0-7. We now have to wait for four months to the end of August for our next championship match, however we have made an excellent start to the campaign with two wins from our opening two matches. A special word of thanks to the many club volunteers who provided stewarding in Johnstown on what was a busy day of Championship action.

The Clann team and scorers were as follows: Ronan O’Reilly, Darra Pettit (1-0), Stephen Flynn, David Flynn, Jack Connaughton, Shane Pettit, Feargal Lennon, Ultan Harney (0-1), Graham Pettit, Cian McManus, Sea Henry, Emmet Kenny (0-2), Cathal Callinan, Ciaran Lennon (0-2), Donie Shine (0-4 3xF 1x45) . Subs: Jonathan Dunning for Sea Henry, Damien Duff for Jack Connaughton, Cathal Shine for Cian McManus, Niall Connaughton for Emmet Kenny, Ross Naughton for Ciaran Lennon, Jamie Fahy for Cathal Callinan.

Darra's goal recieved a lot of attention when posted online and was even picked up by Sports Joe - at time of publishing, the video had been watched over 6,000 times across all our channels! If you haven't seen it yet, watch it below;

U.14 Div.1 Boys

Clann 3-11 7-10 Roscommon Gaels
Our Division 1 team arrived at the business end of their campaign last Sunday night, as they took on a very powerful and well-turned out Roscommon Gaels side in Johnstown. Shortly after throw-in, the Gaels unleashed their full potential, and went on a scoring spree until the middle of the half, accumulating 5-6 by this point, and a lead that would ultimately put the result of the game beyond question.

While playing for a result is one thing, playing for pride is very much another, and Clann can hold their heads high in this regard at least. The lads simply wouldn’t give up, and rallied back in the last 10 mins of the half, securing 1-5 in the process.

The second half saw Roscommon Gaels open up brightly again with 2 goals, but this time the gap between the teams was much smaller. Clann hit a purple patch of their own, and took several impressive scores. Heartened by this, they continued to battle right up to the final whistle, reducing the lead from a peak of 21 points down to 14. Full credit to Roscommon Gaels, who were impressive throughout, and deserved winners in the end, but credit is also due to Clann who kept their heads cool and spirits high despite such stiff opposition.

Clann Panel - D. Quinn, J Shine, E Henry, E Quinn, O Hynes, O O’Flaherty (Capt) (0-3), C McManus, C Kelly (1-0), M Daly, J Gavin, T O’Neill (0-2), D O’Brien, P O’Leochain (1-6), C Westman (1-0), S Gavin, D Campion, L Ward, R Colgan, E Galvin, R Moran

U.16 Girls

Clann 7-10 5-0 Four Roads
The U16 girls played the final round of the Championship away to Four Roads on Sunday 22nd April in cold & blustery conditions. Clann led the game throughout with half time score of 5-6 to 2-0. Determined to keep ahead Clann did not allow Four Roads 3 goals in the second half to dominate. Full time score: Clann na nGael 7-10 v Four Roads 5-0. The girls have finished the group stages with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. Semi final's will not take place until after the Junior Certificate exams.

Team: Kayleigh Shine (5-8), Ellie Hewitt (0-1), Rebecca Campion, Katelin Connell, Anna Golden (1-0), Kirsten Greasley, Casey O'Neill (0-1), Mia Macken, Aoife O'Neill, Tara O'Neill, Lucia Reynolds, Rachel Brien (1-0), Eimear Naughton, Ava Brady, Giolliasa Jamil, Caoimhe Kelly, Eimhin Feeney, Orla Kildea, Caolin MacClean, Niamh Jordan, Sarah Shine, Amy O'Brien, Niamh McTeague

GAA Cúl Camps

Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.

The Cúl Camp will take place in Johnstown from Monday 2nd July until Friday 6th July.

Online booking is preferred to ensure child will get the training gear and backpack on the week of the camp. Cost for the first child is €60 with discounts for additional children included. The cost is great value for money, given the gear that will be provided. These camps are hugely successful for the GAA throughout the country and we hope there will be a very large turnout in Johnstown!

Visit to book your place at Cúl Camp Johnstown.

New Goalposts

There was big steps for the club earlier in the week as new goalposts were erected on our third pitch in Johnstown. Thanks to P Brien, Eamon Junior, Benny, Mickey, Ollie and Tommy for their hard work in erecting the new goal posts.

Clonown hosts Cumann na mBunscol competition

Congratulations to Clonown N.S. which hosted the qualifying rounds of the Cumann na mBunscol two-teacher school competition at the Clonown community pitch on Friday last. Well done to the school's boys' team who played well in all of their games and to the school's girls' team which won both of its matches to qualify for the county semi-finals in May.

Thanks to the Sports Field committee who had the pitch in splendid order for the tournament. Well done and thanks also to Clann's Ollie Colgan and Gerry Shine who refereed the games.

Gaelic 4 Mother's & Other's

Are 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 takes place every Thursday night at 8.30pm in Johnstown.

No experience in gaelic football required, we welcome all ages, shapes and sizes. Training takes place every Thursday night at 8.30pm in Johnstown.

Clann Holiday

Getting sick of the Irish weather? 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)

Club Lotto

The draw took place in the Mill on Sunday 22nd April with a jackpot of €3,000.
The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 9, 19.

No Winner, 5 drawn win €40:
Jean Pettit (Online)
Jean Pettit (Online)
Eamon Harney (Brian Brogan)
Mark & Lorna Macken (Breda Dolan)
Laura Ward (Kitty Naughton)

Next week's jackpot will be €3,200 and the draw will be in Connaughtons.
Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week. Enter online at

Club Shop

The Clann Shop is now online with a wide range of O'Neills gear to purchase. The shop can be accessed via the menu or directly by visiting

Clann na nGael Online


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