Junior A Championship
Clann na nGael 6-17 Western Gaels 0-8
Clann Junior A’s made the journey to Frenchpark on Sat evening last to face Western Gaels in the 3rd round of the Junior A championship. The lads were hoping to continue their unbeaten run in the championship having won their opening two games.
Clann were slow to start and Western Gaels made the early running and opened with a number of good scores. Clann started to settle at this stage and for the remainder of the half dominated proceedings and went in at half time leading by 3-7 to 0-7.
The second half saw Clann continue to dominate proceedings despite the constant hard work of the home team. While Clann ran out comprehensive winners, Western Gaels never gave up trying.
The Juniors are out again on Wednesday 22nd August at 8.30pm in the League in Johnstown against St. Dominics. In the Championship, Clann will face Ros Gaels on Fri 7th Sept in Ballyforan.
Clann Panel – S. Seery, D. Egan, P. Harney, S. Fallon, K. Connaughton, N. Shine, D. Kildea, D. Shine, O. Lennon, D. Duff, M. Shine, D. Sumner, R. Mc Namara, E. Rock, P. Mc Manus, N. Lennon, O. Rock, S. Ryan, R. Moran, A. Kelly, D. Glynn.
U14 Boys Division 4
Clann 6-11 St Brigids 4-6
Clann’s Division 4 team continued their good start to this competition, when they made it two wins out of two on Wednesday evening last, hosting St Brigids in a high-scoring and open game. After an evenly contested start, with either side trading points, Brigids took the lead with the first goal of the game inside the first 10 minutes. Clann kept on the pressure, adding points to reclaim the lead and extend it significantly with a pair of Ryan Moran goals in the space of 2 minutes. With points added by Kyle Moroney and Jack Macken, the Clann forwards were establishing their presence well – Clann now 8 points to the good. As the end of the half approached, Brigids responded, and exploited a lull in Clann’s concentration to claim their second goal, and added a few points to narrow the half time margin to 4 points (2-7 to 2-3)
Clann came back onto the pitch in the second half with a bang, with goals by Jack Macken and Dylan Bolger, but then seemed to switch off, allowing Brigids back into the game again. After an extended period of pressure, they were rewarded by a goal and 2 points. Despite the visitors narrowing the gap again, Clann then regained their former fluidity and pushed on again with an impressive scoring display – noting that at this point several U12 substitutions came on and discharged themselves well. Brigids rallied towards the end to claim a respectable score, and were extremely unlucky when one of their attacks struck the crossbar not once but twice. At this stage however, Clann’s margin was too great, and they finished 6-11 to 4-6. An impressive performace by this young team, which augers well for their remaining championship campaign
Clann panel – C McManus, D O’Neill, R Colgan (Capt), C Moran, C Roache, E Galvin, C Westman (0-1), J Macken (1-3), T Costello (0-1), R Moran (2-0), M Lennon (0-1), D Bolger (2-3), K Moroney (0-1), E Hunter (1-0), C Feeney, C Naughton (0-1), G McManus, D Gavin.
Drum/Clonown Community Games
Drum/Clonown U-12 girls came 4th overall today at the Community Games National Finals which were held in Limerick. Well done to all involved on getting so far.
The draw took place in Shines on Sunday 19th August with a jackpot of €6,400.
The numbers drawn were 7, 8, 9, 16.
No Winner, match 3 win €70:
Dennis Hannon (James Curley)
Orla Colghan (James Curley)
Maura Kelly (Kitty Naughton)
Next weekend's jackpot will be €6,600 and the draw will take place in The Mill.
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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