Connacht ChampionshipThe Matrix Bathrooms / Kennedys Supermacs sponsored Clann na nGael Senior team represented Roscommon in the Connacht Club Senior Championship Quarter-Final against the London champions Tir Chonaill Gaels in Dr. Hyde Park on Sunday afternoon.
Clann had the better of early exchanges as the visitors struggled to get to the pace of the game. Five points in the opening quarter, three from placed balls from the ever reliable boot of Donie Shine and two from full forward Ciaran Lennon gave Clann a comfortable four point lead. The London champions had their golden patch mid-way through the half and replied with four points in a six minute period to leave just two point s between the teams. Tir Chonaill Gaels continued to press and were awarded with a penalty as the match entered first half injury time. The penalty was emphatically executed to give the Londoners a one point lead at the interval on a score of 1-6 to 0-8. Clann had it all to do in the second half!
Once again Clann had the best of the early second half exchanges and two early points from Donie Shine within the first five minutes gave the locals the lead once more, but Tir Chonaill continued to press and went into the lead again on the 42nd minute. The turning point of the match came with 14 minutes of the second half played when Graham Pettit found himself bursting through onto a breaking ball and hammered the ball to the net from a tight angle. The goal gave Clann the lead and this lead was not to be relinquished for the remainder of the match. Tir Chonaill Gaels to their credit never gave up and responded with a point from play two minutes later. The visitors had played two county finals the previous two weeks and this started to show in the final quarter as Clann were the fresher team and tagged on additional points from Ultan Harney, another from Donie Shine from a placed ball, Darra Pettit and Ciaran Lennon to secure the victory for Clann. A magnificent save by our stand in keeper David Finneran in injury time was crucial in securing the win. The final score was Clann na nGael 1-15 Tir Chonaill Gaels 1-10.
We would like to thank Tir Chonaill Gaels for a fine competitive match and congratulate them on winning the London Senior Championship. Clann now play All-Ireland Champions Corofin of Galway in the Connacht Semi-Final next Sunday in Hyde Park.
The Clann team and scorers were as follows: David Finneran, Darra Pettit (0-1), Stephen Flynn, Ronan Gavin, David Connaughton (0-1), Graham Pettit (1-0), Shane Pettit, Ultan Harney (0-1), Cathal Shine, Cathal Callinan, Donal Shine (0-9 7F), Emmet Kenny, David McManus, Ciaran Lennon (0-3), Jamie Fahy. Subs: Cian McManus for Emmet Kenny, Jonathon Dunning for David McManus, Matt Scally for Cathal Callinan, Ross Naughton for Jamie Fahy, Niall Connaughton for David Connaughton, Dylan Sumner for Cathal Shine.
Ladies Board AGMClann na nGael Ladies Board AGM takes place on Thursday 22nd November at 8pm in the clubhouse.
Anyone wishing to express an interest for any position in a coaching role or an administrative role within the ladies club should e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Ollie Colgan, Ladies Board Chairperson on 087-2988132 by Monday 22nd November 2018.
U.16 Girls Championship Semi-FinalOur U16 girls face St Brigids in the Championship Semi-Final this evening at 7.30pm in Kiltoom. Best of luck to management & the girls. Please show your support!
Clann's Got TalentPreperations for Clann's Got Talent on Saturday 17th November are well underway and the acts are training as much if not more than our Senior players! There are 14 teams in all, from the locality and surrounding areas and the show is a fund-raising venture to facilitate the development of the club.
It's not long to go until the big night and we advise everyone to secure tickets for the event in advance. Tickets are available at Kennedy’s Monksland Service Station, Vincent Harney’s, Vinny Bannon’s and The Arcade. You can also purchase tickets from any committee member or online at clanngaa.ie/talent.
If you missed it on our social channels, we've started introducing the acts. Find out more about them at clanngaa.ie/talent.
Car DrawClann na nGael are delighted to have teamed up with Naughton Car Sales and Grehnam travel to offer you some fantastic prizes.
1st Prize: 162 VW GOLF TDI BLUEMOTION.
2nd Prize: €1,000 cash.
3rd Prize: €250 Grenham Travel Voucher.
Clann na nGael's fundraising initiatives are to meet the ever increasing day to day running costs of the club and to further develop our facilities to cater for the increase in underage members in recent years.
Tickets for this car and other prizes can be bought online in just a few clicks at clanngaa.ie/draw.
The draw will take place on the 2nd of Feb at the Shamrock lodge Hotel.
We appreciate all your support. These €40 tickets are great value when you consider the value of the prizes - and would make great gifts for family and friends over Christmas period or special occasions.
Let's Go With ClannThe monthly draw took place last night for Let's Go With Clann.
€500: Emmet Durney & Vincent Bannon
Kennedy's SS Voucher: Declan Rock & Ray Fallon Snr.
The draw took place in the Springs on Sunday 4th November with a jackpot of €8,600.
The numbers drawn were 2, 5, 21, 24.
No Winner, match 3 win €35:
Alan, Emmet, Clodagh c/o Dermot Rock, Tom Duignan c/o Naughtons Shop, Declan Dolan c/o on line, Rosemary Reilly c/o Bernie Reilly, PJ & Rose c/o James Curley, James Finneran c/o Mike Keegan.
Next weekend's jackpot will be €8,800 and the draw will take place in Shines.
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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