U.16 BoysClann 3.11 Boyle 2.11
Our Westside Dental sponsored U16s came out the right side of a close game against Boyle on Sunday morning last in Johnstown. A strong breeze in the first half helped Clann go in ahead at half time by 2.6 to 0.3. It was much different in the second half and a crucial goal by midfielder Aaron Oyiki was the difference in the end. Three wins from three and the team play Pearses next.
Team, Subs and Scorers were : Neil Hannon, Luke Gavin, Alan McManus, Jason Ryan, Jason Mulvey, Michael Harrington, Alan Mulvey, Aaron Oyiki (1.0), Conor O Reilly, Gary Mulvihill (0.1), Fionnán Henry (0.4), Josh Lennon (1.2) Mark Naughton (0.1), John Shine (1.2) James Keane Flanagan (0.1) Subs Joe Kelly, Rian Carpenter, Rob Connaughton, Cian O Suilleabhain, Kyle Greasley, Shane Flannery, Owen Sumner,
U14 BoysRoscommon Gaels 2-16 Clann 4-9
A very close game in Lisnamult last night, the closest result yet between these sides this season. Indeed, Clann were bitterly disappointed not to have claimed victory having lead for most of the game.
Clann opened up strongly, and after trading points with the Gaels, took a massive step forward with Jack Gavin sinking a goal inside the first 5 minutes, giving them a lead they would hold onto the entire half. The Gaels stayed in contention though, netting a goal of their own and several points. Clann rallied again before halftime, and with 2 more goals finished out the half confidently 3-5 to the home side’s 1-6.
As the maxim states, “Pride goes before a fall”, Clann’s pride in that half’s performance took a nosedive when Roscommon Gaels came into the second half all guns blazing. With 11 unanswered scores over 20 mins, they neutralised Clann’s lead and acquired a 7 point lead of their own in an impressive scoring display. While Clann did have attempts, their wide tally grew, wheras the home side’s shooting was especially accurate. Then, with 6 minutes on the clock, Clann initiated a Kerry-style comeback with a spectacular Tomás O’Neill goal, followed by several points from Páidi O’Leocháin to draw tantalisingly close to the Gaels. Close but no cigar however - the match finished with Clann a point behind. Nevertheless, Clann can take huge confidence in this result. True, the Gaels may have been missing a few players, but had their key players present (to great effect), and so were Clann missing players too. Thinking back to the League final, when Clann collapsed in the second half against this side , they showed great resilience to come back as they did, marking another milestone in their development as players
Clann panel: D Quinn, J Shine, E Connaughton, R Colgan, E Henry, O Hynes (Capt), E Quinn, M Daly, T O’Neill (1-0), D O’Brien, O O’Flaherty, E Galvin, J Gavin, (2-2), S Gavin, P O’Leocháin (1-7), D Campion, L Ward, C Westman, K Moroney, J Macken
The draw took place in Monaghan's on Sunday 29th July with a jackpot of €5,800.
The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 7, 9.
No Winner, match 3 win €25:
Jim Connolly (Eileen Whelan)
Pat Kenny (Eileen Whelan)
Mary Menton (Mary Menton)
Ann Seery (Tom Seery)
Mattie Kelly (Ollie Colgan)
Aidan Hegarty (Bernie Reilly)
Geraldine Egan (Fran Nicholson)
Niall McManus (Online)
Connor McLoughlin (Brendan McLoughlin)
Next weekend's jackpot will be €6,000 and the draw will take place in Athlone Springs.
Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week. Enter online at ClannGAA.ie/Lotto
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