Junior A ChampionshipClann 2-13 1-11 St. Michael’s
The Seery’s Bar sponsored Clann Men’s second team made it two wins from two in the Junior A Championship on Sunday with a hard-fought victory over St. Michael’s in Strokestown.
The game started off even with scores been matched on both ends. Clann were working hard all over the field despite the scorching heat. With a strong defensive line, Clann found it hard to break through to create opportunities until some quick skills from Mark Shine helped him side step two men and open up space to set Rian McNamara up for a well taken goal. St. Michael's responded with a goal of their own and there was some well taken scores by both sides, the Clann defence worked hard to keep the St. Michael’s danger men at bay until half time.
The second half was similar to the first and both teams were clocking up good points. Darren Duff scored Clann's second goal to maintain the advantage for Clann. Second half substitutes Dylan Sumner and David McManus made a strong contribution when introduced and their input made the difference in a very strong second half display, with a number of players putting in huge shifts in the heat to track their men and cover where needed to see out the result.
Final score: Clann 2-13 1-11 St. Michael’s. Well done lads.
Clann: David Finneran, Darragh Egan, Paddy Harney, Aaron O’Reilly, Kieran Connaughton, Niall Shine, Darragh Kildea, Oisin Lennon, Darragh Shine, Ronan Gavin, David Connaughton, Mark Shine, Darren Duff, Rian McNamara, Paul McManus. Subs: Dylan Sumner, David McManus
U.14 BoysDiv 1 Strokestown 1-12 Clann 3-6
With the longer evenings, Clann were able to play some midweek fixtures, and on Thursday they headed north to Strokestown for their penultimate round in the Spring league. This turned out to be a real battle, as they faced a physically strong and athletic home side. Although it may not have been the silkiest of performances for Clann, it was certainly one of their gutsiest, as they battled hard to contest this very closely fought game.
In the first half alone, the sides were level three times, and Clann finished the half ahead by the narrowest of margins 2-3 to 0-8. No let up in the second half either, when Strokestown kicked themselves 4 points clear, only for Clann to level things up yet again. This tit-for-tat scoring continued, but as the game progressed, the tiring bodies showed, with wides being kicked by both sides. With the final whistle yielding a draw match score of 1-12 to 3-6, it was a deserved result for both sides, and earned Clann a vital point for their league table positioning for Semi-final contention. Many thanks to Strokestown for a thoroughly entertaining game, and to the convoy of supporters who travelled.
Clann Panel - D Campion, J Shine, O Hynes, E Quinn, E Henry, O O’Flaherty, E Galvin, C Kelly (0-1), M Daly (0-1), J Gavin, T O’Neill (1-1), D O’Brien, P O’Leochain (Capt, 1-3), S Gavin (1-0), L Ward, J Macken, R Colgan, R Moran, C McManus
Div 4 St Brigids 2-9, Clann 2-10
A well contested game in Kiltoom last Friday, which challenged both sides, and entertained all spectators present. After a point apiece in the first minutes, a Clann goal moved the visitors ahead, before Brigids went on a point scoring spree to catch up and then move clear, only for Clann to shake the net a second time shortly before halftime. With the addition of 2 more points, Clann saw themselves 4 points to the good at half time, with a scoreline of 0-5 to 2-3.
The second half saw a resurgence in the home side, and Brigids soon drew level, then moved clear with 2 well taken goals. Clann appeared to be asleep at the wheel at this point, and despite several attempts which went wide, it was well into the half before they registered a single score. That said, they came alive again towards the end of the game, and just managed to finish out by the barest of margins. Very little to separate the sides at the end, with Brigids 2-9 to Clann’s 2-10. Well done to both teams on a lovely evening’s football.
Clann Panel S Kelly, K Fallon, E Quinn, C Moran, M Fallon, E Galvin, D Brady, R Colgan, E Hunter, J Macken, L Ward, C Westman (Capt), R Moran, D Bolger, M Lennon, C Roache
U10 GirlsThursday 26th April 2018, the Clann na nGael u10 girls had their first games of the season on Thursday evening in Kiltoom. The girls took part in a blitz with Athlone and St. Brigids with Clann fielding two teams.
The girls performed very well and really enjoyed the games. A big thank you to Enda Fallon & Orla Gavin from St. Brigids for organising.
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.
Club Coaches WorkshopRoscommon Coaching & Games Development will host a Club Coaches Workshop with former Roscommon footballer, 1985 All-Star recipient, 1990/91 Connacht Champion, 2013 Irish International Rules manager & National Gaa Coach Education Tutor Paul Earley. This workshop will be held at Johnstown, the home of Clann na nGael, on Saturday 19th May at 9.30am.
This Workshop is open to all coaches. If you would like to attend please let myself Lorraine Fallon McGowan 086 3683331 or Declan OFlaherty 086 8040692 know and we can add your name to the list of attendees. There will be an indoor and on field sesson so dress appropriately if attending.
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 Monaghan's on Monday 7th May with a jackpot of €3,400.
The numbers drawn were 14, 18, 27, 28.
No Winner, match 3 win €100:
Brendan McLoughlin (Brendan McLoughlin)
James / Rosie (James Curley)
Next week's jackpot will be €3,600 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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