Junior A ChampionshipClann 1-07 0-08 Ballinameen
The Seerys Bar sponsored Junior A team took on Balinameen in the first round of the Junior A championship in Johnstown on Saturday evening. Clann found it difficult to settle and only recorded two scores ion the first half with Darragh Shine pointing in the eighth minute and Rian McNamara scoring a point from a placed ball a minute before the break. This left the half time score at Ballinameen 0-4 Clann 0-2.
The second half was a lot more positive from a Clann perspective as the lads got to grips with the pace of Championship football. The first 15 minutes resulted in points from Ronan Gavin, Ian Naughton, David Connaughton and two frees from Rian McNamara. The decisive moment of the match came in the 50th minute as Rian McNamara followed up on his penalty attempt to blast the ball to the net after a fine save from the Ballinameen keeper. Clann never looked back after this despite a late comeback from Ballinameen and secured a vital two points in Group A. The final score was Clann 1-7 Ballinameen 0-8.
Clann team and scorers: David Finneran, Darragh Egan, Patrick Harney, Michael McManus, Niall Shine, Ciaran Connaughton, Darragh Kildea, Ronan Gavin (0-1), Oisin Lennon, Darran Duff, Mark Shine, David Connaughton (0-1), Darragh Shine (0-1), Rian McNamara 1-3 3F, Paul McManus. Subs used: Ian Naughton (0-1), Dylan Earle
U.14 Boys Div.4Clann 4-4 St Dominics 2-10
A most exciting and entertaining game took place on Thursday last, when a strong St Dominics team visited Johnstown. The visitors were first out of the traps to score, and after claiming 1-2 in the frst 10 mins, it took Clann until midway through the half to level things up. Dominics then pulled ahead again with a series of well taken points, but a late Clann goal kept the home side in contention at half time, with a score of 2-2 to 2-5
The excitement really picked up in the second half with Clann keen to narrow the margin between the sides. They managed to do this and even move into the lead when they registered their third goal. Then, during a ten minute spell both teams gave it everything, and struck everything (i.e. the posts, the uprights!) but neither managed to register a single score. Towards the end Dominics started to gain the upper hand, and amassed 3 points in succession, and into injury time, it was looking like the visitors would claim victory. However, in the dying seconds of the game, in a last chance, last ditch, last kick of the game, our Centre forward lobbed a long shot down under the crossbar to claim Clann’s last goal which levelled the game at 4-4 to 2-10.
Congratulations to both sets of players for their spirited performances. This Clann team now face St Brigids this coming Friday in Kiltoom, while their Div 1 colleagues travel north to Strokestown on Thursday.
Clann Panel S Kelly, K Fallon, E Quinn (Capt), C Moran, M Fallon, D Brady, R Colgan, E Hunter, E Galvin J Macken (1-3), L Ward (2-0), C Roache, D Bolger, R Moran (1-0), M Lennon (0-1), T Costello, C Westman
Roscommon Minor GirlsHard luck to Minor girls kelley Colgan, Megan Kelly, Emma Kildea, Kara Earle and manager Ollie Colgan who were in Swinford playing Connacht A final against Galway at the weekend. Unfortunately they lost by 5 points they played their hearts out and did Roscommon proud.
GAA Cúl CampsKellogg'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 www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie to book your place at Cúl Camp Johnstown.
Gaelic 4 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 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 HolidayGetting 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)
The draw took place in Connaughtons on Sunday 29th April with a jackpot of €3,200.
The numbers drawn were 6, 9, 18, 20.
No Winner, match 3 win €25:
Tony O'Neill/Enda Fallon (Benny O'Brien)
Haley Irwin (Mark Shine)
Oisin Hegarty (James Curley)
Mickey Shine (Mickey Shine)
Oliver Daly (Kitty Naughton)
Jenny Shine (Ann Shine)
Terri Joyce (Eileen Whelan)
Tom Meehan (Brian Fallon)
Next week's jackpot will be €3,400 and the draw will be in Monaghans.
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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