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.
Senior ChampionshipWestern Gaels 2-08 0-15 Clann na nGael
Our Matrix Bathrooms / Monksland Filling Station & Supermacs sponsored Senior team made the long journey to Frenchpark to play Western Gaels in a fourth round tie of the senior Championship. The poor weather conditions did not deter the large number of travelling Clann supporters but it did lead to poor underfoot and handling conditions for both sets of players. Western Gaels started the game at a blistering pace that the visitors could not come to terms with. After just five minutes the Gaels led by six points after three points in quick concession and then a well worked goal. Western Gaels continued to dominate and were well deserved of their six point half time lead on a score of 1-7 to 0-4.
Clann emerged from the half time dressing room as a rejuvenated outfit and set about correcting their poor first half performance. A Ciaran Lennon free and an Emmet Kenny point were important early scores that settled Clann back into the match. However Western Gaels scored a goal against the run of play to lead by seven points after six minutes of the re-start, however this score would be the last score for the Gaels until injury time. The goal seemed to inspire the Clann men even more and they attacked in waves to continue to eat into the Gaels lead. Ciaran Lennon led the Clann attack and a successive of scores from him from open play and the placed ball left the minimum between the teams going into injury time.
Substitute Matt Scally was to be the hero of the hour as he converted two late scores in injury time to delight the Clann supporters and secure a Clann win. The manner in which Clann fought back in the second half is testament to the spirit of this group of players with the win securing our place in the knock out stages of this year’s Championship. The final score was Clann 0-15 Western Gaels 2-8.
Clann: Ronan O’Reilly, Darra Pettit (0-1), Stephen Flynn, David Flynn, Jack Connaughton, Shane Pettit, Ronan Gavin, Cathal Shine, Graham Pettit (0-1), Emmet Kenny (0-2), Ultan Harney, David Connaughton, Cathal Callinan, David McManus (0-1 F), Ciaran Lennon (0-8 6F). Subs: Matt Scally (0-2), Sea Henry, Johnny Dunning, Cian McManus, Conor Farrell, Niall Connaughton.
Our final group stage match is against Boyle next Sunday 16th September in Ballyleague at 2pm. Clann na nGael would like to wish match referee Pat McTiernan a speedy recovery after he picked up a bad injury in the first half of the match which led to him having to retire from his refereeing duties for the evening.
Junior A ChampionshipClann 1-17 Roscommon Gaels 3-7
Our Seerys Bar sponsored Junior A team took on Roscommon Gaels in the 4th round of the Junior A Championship in Ballyforan last Friday evening. The match started very lively with both sides exchanging early scores resulting in Clann being a point to the good after the first five minutes with a score line of 3 points to 2. Paul McManus playing at corner forward was in great form in the first half scoring six points from play leading to Clann being three points ahead at half time on a score line of Clann 0-8, Roscommon Gaels 0-5.
Clann had the best of the early second half exchanges with points from Dylan Sumner and Darragh Shine, however the Gaels fought back with a goal after five minutes of the re-start. Despite this, Clann settled well and became the dominant side culminating in a rare goal from corner back Darragh Egan after eleven minutes which gave Clann a ten point lead. Further points from Niall Shine and a placed ball effort from Rian McNamara led the Clann supporters to believe that a rout was on the cards but Roscommon Gaels never gave up and scored two goals inside five minutes to make the final few minutes nerve racking for Clann. Clann held out for a four point win to secure a fourth successive championship victory and a place in the semi-finals secured. The final score was Clann 1-17 Roscommon Gaels 3-7.
Clann: Sean Seery, Darragh Egan (1-0), Patrick Harney (Capt.), Oisin Rock, Ciaran Connaughton, Niall Shine (0-1), Darragh Kildea, Darragh Shine (0-2), Oisin Lennon, Dylan Sumner (0-2), Mark Shine (0-1), Darren Duff, Rian McNamara (0-4), Emmet Rock, Paul McManus (0-7). Subs: Dylan Earle, Darragh Glynn, Niall Lennon, Callum O'Brien, David Griffin, Michael McManus.
Minor GirlsClann na nGael Minor Girls progressed to their seventh Division 1 County Final in a row when they overcame neighbours Padraig Pearses in the semi-final last week. This is a remarkable achievement by the girls as they continue an incredible run that stretches back to 2011 with the clubs minors.
Before they took on Pearses in the semi-final they overcame a very strong St Dominics side the week before in the last group match. trailing by 4 points coming up to half time. Clann managed a goal and a point just before the break to go in level at half time. With the aid of a strong breeze in the second half the Clann girls built up a lead of 6 points but Dominics hit back and reduced the arrears to 3 points with ten mins remaining. To their credit though Clann held firm and finished with a number of points and a goal in the final five minutes to run out winners on a score line of 8-09 to 5-07, a score line that was a little harsh on the Knockcroghary side and Clann would have to take heed of a possible more closer battle if their side were to meet later in the competition.
This victory meant Clann faced neighbours Padraig Pearses in the semi-final which took place last Thursday, 30th August in Johnstown. On this occasion the Johnstown girls were much more up for the battle and never let their visitors get a foothold in the game and ran out comprehensive winners on a score-line of Clann 8-14 Pearse 0-04.
The Clann girls now await the outcome of the other semi between Dominics and St Faithleachs which is due to take place this week. At the time of going to press it's not known when the final will take place. Please keep an eye on our social media pages for final updates.
Clann minor girls panel: Eadaoin Lennon, Megan Coolahan, Anna Golden, Mia Macken, Caoimhe Galvin, Kathlin Connell, Christina Connell, Megan Kelly, Kelly Colgan, Emma Kildea, Aoife O Neil, Ida Crehan, Ellie Hewitt, Aine Connaughton, Aoife O Brien, Roise Lennon, Kayleigh Shine, Danielle Greasley, Abhla McManus, Keirsten Greasley, Rachael Naughton, Kara Earle and Casey O Neill.
U.14 GirlsClann 4-06 Roscommon Gaels 5-12
Following a three point victory against Shannon Gaels last Wednesday Clann were defeated in the championship semi final last Sunday evening against a strong Roscommon Gaels side. Clann played some outstanding football in the first half and mid way through the second half were leading by a point. Going into the last ten minutes of the game, Clann were dealt a blow when one of their players had to leave the field of play due to a head injury. The game was delayed for a period of time following this incident and the girls never recovered. Roscommon Gaels went on to win the game.
The club would like to thank manager Shane Kenny along with his management team of Fiona McGoldrick, Paddy Mc Teague and Edel Shine for their hard work and commitment throughout the year. The club would like to wish speedy recoveries to Caireann McGoldick, Niamh Mc Teague and Abbie Kelly who sustained injuries over the last few weeks.
Clann Panel: Giolliasa Jamil, Abbie Kelly, Aine Moyles, Niamh Mc Teague, Tara O’Neill, Allannah Whyte, AoifeMcGoldrick, Aoife Ni Leochain, Amanda Ryan, Ella O’Reilly, Caireann McGoldrick, Niamh Jordan, Elaine Connell, HopeGlynn, 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.
The draw took place in Monaghan's on Sunday 9th September with a jackpot of €7,000.
The numbers drawn were 10, 21, 22, 28.
No Winner, match 3 win €100:
Geraldine Lennon (Ann Shine)
Maura Keena (Mary Keena)
Next weekend's jackpot will be €7,200 and the draw will take place in the 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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