Congratulations to Kayleigh ShineOn behalf of all at Clann na nGael, we are delighted to congratulate Kayleigh Shine (current player with Clann Ladies) on being selected to the U17 Ireland Soccer Team.
It’s a huge honor and a tribute to Kayleigh’s hard work and the support from her parents Mary & David and family. We wish Kayleigh every success in the coming year.
New SponsorshipStarting in 2019 - the Sunday mornings have a new sponsor. This is a very valuable contribution to how the nursey club grows next year. We would like to thank Collins McNicholas Recruitment and HR services #Athlone for their wonderful support and contribution for next years activity.
With their support, the club will provide new bibs for the Coaches and for all children members. On top of that - all children will also get a branded personal water bottle when registering in the spring of 2019. Thank you to Mary Mullin from Collins McNicholas for their generous support and we hope a long lasting partnership.
Clann's Got TalentOn the 17th of Nov in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel - We have a fun and community based fund raiser for important club growth. So get your name in before it's too late, remember, NO talent needed, all training provided. Text Marese (086) 8095131 to find out more.
U.8 & U.10 GirlsOn Sunday 19th August, our u8 and u10 girls hosted Roscommon Gaels and St. Domnics in Johnstown. With the sun shining, our girls were delighted with the opportunity to play on the main pitch in Johnstown. Lots of parents and family turned up to support the girls which helped to create a great atmosphere.
The girls played well in general and continue to learn and improve with each outing. Congratulations to Aimee May, who was selected by the coaches as our best improver on the day. Aimee got the pink ‘star player’ ball for a week.
Thanks again to the coaches and parents for setting up the pitches, refereeing the games and tidying up.
On Wednesday 22nd August, our u8 and u10 girls played St. Brigids in Kiltoom. A big thank you to Enda Fallon for organising.
Our u10’s won a game and lost a game which was a good thing - as the girls must learn to handle defeat as well as victory! Amy Lennon was selected as ‘star player’. Amy reads the game well and anticipated the play very well on Wednesday night. This was not the first time a Lennon got player of the game in Kiltoom!
The u8 girls had a big turn-out, well done to Brendan, Richard, Paddy and Ray who are doing great work with their team.
Tormey’s League 2018Clann na nGael are hosting the annual U10 Tormey’s League football tournament on the next three Saturday mornings (8th, 15th and 22nd September) in Johnstown. Clubs from Westmeath, Galway, and Roscommon take part in this tournament and it gives the boys involved a chance to play against teams that they wouldn’t normally meet. In the tournament, each club enteres two teams at different levels and the scores of both teams are aggregated to determine the position of the club in the torunament.
On the 8th, Athlone, St. Dominic’s, Padraig Pearses and Clann play their group matches. On the 15th, the group matches between Garycastle, St. Brigids, Tubberclare, and Ballinasloe take place. The finals day on the 22nd features all teams. Come down to Johnstown any of these mornings to see some great football and some stars of tomorrow!
We would like to thank Tormey’s Solicitors for their sponsorship of this tournament and for their continuing commitment to Clann over the years.
U14 BoysA season defining week for our U14 lads, with both teams in action over a hectic few days. Here’s how it went…
Div 1 - Boyle 4-15, Clann 2-9
A tough start to the week for the Div 1 lads…. playing Boyle anywhere is a challenge, playing them at home especially so. After conceding a goal shortly after throw in, followed by a few well taken Boyle points, Clann were on the back foot and struggled for the rest of the game. True enough, they were missing a few key players, but even at full strength, they would have struggled against this much improved Boyle side, who displayed prowess all over the field. Clann did manage a few consolation scores towards the end of the game, but the result was never in doubt.
Div 1, Clann 2-8, St Brigids 4-9
The Div 1 lads week finished as badly as it started, losing to Brigids at home on Thursday night. Again, a strong start by their opponents had Clann on the back foot from the start. Despite this, they did manage to regain a foothold in the game, and even had a one point lead going into half time.
The second half saw Brigids pull ahead again, and despite some individually good performances from Clann players, a combination of physicality and fitness saw the Kiltoom lads claim victory.
Brigid’s results and form in the Championship had closely mirrored Clann’s up to now, but this result has now tipped the balance, propelling Brigids into a playoff for the Cup semi-final, while Clann will now contest a Shield semi-final
Div 4, Clann 2-14, St Domincs 1-7
Despite their Div 1 colleague’s woes, the Div 4 side bucked the trend for Clann’s form this week, with an impressive display, and a comprehensive win vs their rivals St Dominics.
Clann opened up brightly, and maintained a strong lead throughout the game, with a series of well taken points. A momentary lull in concentration by the home side did allow Dominics back into the game, but this was soon addressed by Clann, who powered on and finished strongly.
These closely matched sides drew during their group stage in the league, and with Clann then losing to them by only a point in the league final, this victory was all the sweeter, and keeps Clann on an undefeated run in the championship so far.
Many thanks as always to the Clann faithful supporters who came along to cheer on the lads, irrespective of results. We need to continue our support of the lads, come what may, so they can finish their season on a high. Clann Abu!
U.16 BoysClann 3.15 Padraig Pearses 4.5
Our Westside Dental U16 second team defeated Pearses in their final group game on Sunday last in Johnstown to qualify for the county final. In an open game with lots of scores, it was a goal from Conor O Reilly in the last minute which sealed victory.
Team and subs used were : Neil Hannon, Brendan Costello, Luke Gavin, Shane Flannery, Owen Sumner , Joe Kelly , Conor O Reilly , Gary Mulvihill, Adam Milton, Rian Carpenter, Kyle Greasley, Conor Ryan , Damien Kelly , Oisin O Flaherty, Shane Gavin
The draw took place in Connaughtons on Sunday 2nd September with a jackpot of €6,800.
The numbers drawn were 3, 10, 25, 27.
No Winner, match 3 win €50:
Nancy Hannon (Bernie Reilly)
Johnny Harney (Vinny Bannon)
Peter Shine (Ann Shine)
Martina Morris (Ollie Colgan)
Next weekend's jackpot will be €7,000 and the draw will take place 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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