Clann na nGael GAA Club, Co. Roscommon

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Club Notes - 27/08/18

William Harney RIP

The death has occurred of William Harney, Crannagh.

William played Underage and Senior Football with the club and won a number of County and Connacht titles during the 1980s. William also played Underage and Senior Football with Roscommon GAA and was a member of the Roscommon Minor team that won the Connacht title in 1975.

Funeral mass will take place this morning (Monday) at 11am followed by burial in Drum cemetery. The club extends our deepest sympathies to the Harney family. Ar Dheis De go raibh a Anam Dilis.

Tansey Cup - Junior A League

Clann 2-17 2-17 Kilbride
After Wed evenings win over St. Domnics, Clann’s second team had a short turnaround as they faced Kilbride in their final group game in the Senior Lge Div 3 (Tansey Cup) on Sat evening last in Johnstown. The Clann lads knew that going into the game a win or a draw would guarantee them promotion to Div 2 Lge Football (O’Gara Cup) in 2019 and a place in the 2018 Tansey Cup final but they knew that Kilbride with a number of county underage and senior players would test the team’s resolve to achieve this. A minutes silence was observed before throw-in in the memory of William Harney who passed away recently.

In the opening half this resolve was tested as Kilbride played by far the better football of the two sides and led by 7 points after the opening 15 mins. Clann came into the game at this stage and reduced the gap to 3 points but Kilbride added two more scores before half time to go in at the break leading by 5 points.

Clann opened well in the second half and cut the lead to 3 points again but a goal from Kilbride opened a six point gap. However Clann showed their resolve at this stage and with five mins to go took the lead for the first time in the game by 1 point following their second goal of the half. This left the scoreline at 2-15 to 2-14. Clann added a point to go two clear but back came Kilbride to rattle off 3 points in a row to retake the lead well into injury time but Clann were nothing if not determined at this stage and launched one final attack which resulted in a forty yard free. The free was slotted over and the ref blew full time on the kick out.

This was an excellent game of football played in a good spirit by both sides with both sides getting some very good scores and playing some attractive football which kept the interest of the small crowd gathered. Clann’s second team can now look forward to Div 2 league football in 2019 and a league final at some stage in the coming weeks.

Clann Panel: D. Finneran, O. Rock, O. Lennon, S. Fallon, K. Connaughton, N. Shine, D. Kildea, D. Shine, D. Connaughton, N. Connaughton, S. Henry, P. Mc Manus, R. Naughton, R. Mc Namara, D. Glynn, A. O’Reilly, E. Kenny, R. Gavin, R. Moran, M. Mc Manus



Clann U14 Girls

St Brigids 3-11 Clann 6-09
Clann U14 girls played neighbours St Brigids in Kiltoom on Sunday in round 7 of the championship. Clann were playing against a strong wind in the first half and with some outstanding defending went in at half time three points up. Brigids started the second half strong but clann got on top and scored some excellent goals and points. It was an outstanding performance by the girls.

Clann Panel: Giolliasa Jamil, Abbie Kelly, Aine Moyles, Niamh Mc Teague, Tara O’Neill, Allannah Whyte, Aoife McGoldrick, Aoife Ni Leochain, Amanda Ryan, Ella O’Reilly, Caireann McGoldrick, Niamh Jordan, Elaine Connell, Hope Glynn, Caolin McClean, Sarah Shine, Amy O’Brien, Niamh Mulvey, Eva Bea Mulligan, Danielle Gately, Orla Kildea, Sarah Gannon, Sarah Galvin, Sarah Ryan, Sarah Shobiyi, Shauna Kenny, Shauna McEvilly, Chloe Shanahan, Amy Harney, Sarah O’Reilly.

Whyte Family U.14 Tournament

During a weekend when the country enjoyed the visit of Pope Francis, Clann’s home ground in Johnstown played host to visitors from 7 other clubs from around the country, for the annual Whyte Family Tournament.

Now in its fourth year, the tournament, sponsored by the Whyte family (true stalwarts of Clann na nGael), has seen several clubs returning year on year, but there were also new clubs in attendance, ensuring the excitement was as fresh as ever. Over 170 young players participated, representing counties Dublin, Westmeath, Offaly, Galway, and of course Roscommon.

Each club played a round-robin series of games amongst 4 teams in 2 separate groups. Based on the group results, ranks were then assigned to each team, and the corresponding ranks from each group contested a final to play for a Plaque, Plate, Shield or Cup.

Mullingar Shamrocks were the winners of the Plaque, while their Westmeath (and Mullingar) neighbours St Lomans claimed the Plate. Our own Clann lads contested the Shield final, but in the end succumbed to Na Fianna of Dublin. The Cup winners of the Whyte family tournament were a very strong Claregalway side, who are regular participants (and now two-time winners) of this contest.

Sincere thanks to the army of volunteers who helped in any way up to and during the event, either preparing and providing food and refreshments, or umpiring or co-ordinating games. From our referees, grounds committee, Club Executive, to our loyal supporters, all of whom ensured the event ran as smoothly as ever – thank you all! Finally a huge thank you once again to Mike Campion for his incredible planning, patience and attention to detail to make the tournament happen annually.

No rest for the wicked however – both Clann teams now face into one of their busiest weeks of the season, with two Division 1 Games, a Division 4 game, and training all in a single week. No bother to these young lads though, who seem to take it all in their stride. Keep up the good work lads – Clann Abu!



Club Lotto

The draw took place in the Mill on Sunday 26th August with a jackpot of €6,600.
The numbers drawn were 2, 8, 12, 24.


No Winner, match 3 win €30:
Dermot Scullion c/o Bernie Reilly,
Bernie Harney c/o Kieran Gavin,
Seamus Ward c/o Aiden Brien,
Catherine Ward c/o Connaughtons,
Maureen Byrne c/o James Curley,
Helen Coleman c/o James Curley,
Mark & Lorna Macken c/o Breda Dolan.

Next weekend's jackpot will be €6,800 and the draw will take place in Connaughtons.
Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week. Enter online at ClannGAA.ie/Lotto



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