Clann na nGael GAA Club, Co. Roscommon

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Club Notes - 03/12/18

Clann Book - Archive Appeal

The club are looking to follow up from our 1984 book on the club's history with a new edition covering 1984 - 2018.

We call on club members to search through old newspapers, attics and folders to find any content - be it photographs, match reports, newspaper articles, match programmes, etc. and please let us know what you have. We are looking to collate as much information in the coming months so we don't miss any information in the new edition of the Clann Book in 2019.

If you have something of interest from the 80's to present, please email or contact us via facebook.

Div.3 League Tansey Cup Final

Clann 2-11 0-15 Kilbride
On Friday night last Clann’s Seery's Bar sponsored second team created a little bit of history when they clinched the club’s first Div 3 (Tansey Cup) league title following a 2 point win over a gallant Kilbride side.

The pitch in Johnstown was in good condition despite the rain that had fallen in the previous number of days. The two teams had drawn in their league fixture back in August and like in that fixture earlier in the year, Kilbride settled quicker than the home side in the opening stages and had 3 points on the board before Clann registered their first point. Kilbride continued to keep a gap of 2 to 3 points between the two sides until a penalty goal from Clann brought the sides level for the first time at 0-5 to 1-2. However the lads from Fourmilehouse and surrounds outscored their hosts by 3 point to 1 in the closing stages of the half to lead by 0-8 to 1-3 at the break.

The visitors opened the scoring again in the second half but Clann upped their game and brought themselves level by the 10th minute of the half. Again Kilbride found another gear and moved three points ahead. At this stage Clann introduced a number of subs and they had the desired effect and brought the sides level once again. At this stage it looked like Clann had the momentum but Kilbride halted it and answered back with two points to lead by 0-14 to 1-9 as the game entered its final stages. Clann again rallied and an excellent goal and a point moved them into a 2 point lead. This was the first time they had led in the game. Kilbride weren’t finished however and hit back with a point and also had one further chance which was missed. Clann attacked from the kick out and closed out the scoring with the last point of the game to run out winners on the scoreline of 2-11 to 0-15.

Both teams served up an excellent game of football for the decent crowd that were gathered in Johnstown on a cold but dry Friday night in November. After the game Padraig Naughton (Vice Chairman Ros County Board) presented the Tansey Cup to the Clann captain Paddy Harney and Sean Mullaney also from the Ros County Board made a presentation the match referee Tom Killian.

Finally, Clann like all other GAA people in Roscommon were saddened to hear of the forced retirement of Conor Shanagher from Kilbride from competitive Gaelic football. Conor is a big loss to both his club and his county. Clann wish him all the best for the future and hope he will stay involved in the GAA in some other way.

Clann Team & Scorers – Sean Seery, Darragh Egan, Paddy Harney (0-1), Darran Duff (0-1), Kieran Connaughton, Oisin Lennon, Darragh Kildea, Dylan Sumner (1-3), David Mc Manus, Ross Naughton, Paul Mc Manus (0-1), Niall Connaughton, Darragh Shine, Jonny Dunning (0-1), Rian Mc Namara (1-1).

Subs: Sea Henry for N. Connaughton, Callum O’Brien (0-1) for R. Mc Namara, David Connaughton (0-2) for R. Naughton, Mark Shine for J. Dunning, Aaron O’Reilly, Emmet Rock, Niall Shine, Oisin Rock, Sean Fallon.

O'Rourke Cup Semi-Final

Clann 1-11 1-10 Roscommon Gaels
Our Matrix Bathrooms/Kennedy's Supermacs sponsored Senior Men travelled to Lisnamult on a wet Saturday evening to face Roscommon Gaels in the O'Rourke Cup Semi-Final. Our battles with the Gaels have been tight affairs in 2018 and this fixture proved to be no different.

It took Clann just 25 seconds to open the scoring after good play by Ultan Harney and Cathal Callinan set up Donie Shine to put over our first point. Baler Flynn sent a long ball forward minutes later which found its way to Ciaran Lennon who cut inside and put over Clann's second point. A pointed free for the Gaels was quickly cancelled out by another free for Donie Shine at the other end. A long ball in to Donie shortly after set up a great goal chance but the shot was well saved at point blank range by the Gaels keeper. On 19 minutes, David Connaughton hit a long range score at a tight angle to keep Clann ahead in the game. A long range free for the Gaels shortly after came off the post and landed in the area, a resulting shot on goal was blocked off the line by Baler Flynn and cleared from danger. Darra Pettit picked up the ball shortly after on the half way line and made a darting run towards goal, maybe a sense of déjà vu with Pettit powering towards goal, but this time decided on a well taken point. Just before half time, a well worked move by the Clann forwards led to a goal chance for Cian McManus but the ball bounced back into play off the crossbar. The Gaels continued to respond and tagged over a number of frees to keep the game level at half time, 6 point each.

Roscommon Gaels started the second half well and began to take a number of scores to command the game. Clann were gifted a great goal chance after 5 minutes but the shot on goal by Jamie Fahy was well saved yet again by the Gaels keeper. Down the other end, a great chance for a goal was blocked off the line yet again, this time by Emmet Kenny. Chances were being created on both sides and there was still very little between the teams. With 8 minutes remaining, a long range free fell short and was knocked back into the square by Ciaran Lennon, Ultan Harney was quickest to react to punch the ball into the goal from close range. Clann continued this good spell with points from Ciaran Lennon and Emmet Kenny to open up a good lead. However, the Gaels kept fighting and brought the game back level after a quickly taken free was palmed into the net before Clann could react. With the game now level and extra time a possibility, Donie Shine stepped up 4 minutes into injury time and calmly put over a placed free with the last kick of the game to secure a one point victory. Final score Clann 1-11 1-10 Roscommon Gaels.

Clann: D. Finneran, D. Pettit, S. Flynn, D. Duff, J. Connaughton, S. Pettit, D. Connaughton, G. Pettit, U. Harney, E. Kenny, C. Callinan, C. McManus, D. Shine, C. Lennon, J. Fahy. Subs used: D. Sumner, R. Naughton, D. Egan

Clann now go on to face Western Gaels in the O'Rourke Cup final next Sunday at 1pm in Frenchpark. This Final gives Clann the opportunity to do the Championship and League double, which we last claimed 25 years ago in 1993. Please make the trip to Nash Park on Sunday to support the lads.

Clann Shop for Christmas Gear

The Clann Shop will be open this Saturday at 4pm ahead of Christmas and the O'Rourke Cup Final. There will be a limited amount of 3-4 and 4-5 jerseys as Christmas presents and also some new O'Neills stock in various sizes.

Car Draw

Clann na nGael are delighted to have teamed up with Naughton Car Sales and Grehnam travel to offer you some fantastic prizes.

2nd Prize: €1,000 cash.
3rd Prize: €250 Grenham Travel Voucher.

Tickets for this car and other prizes can be bought online in just a few clicks at

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.

Clann Lotto

The draw took place in Monahans on Sunday 2nd December with a jackpot of €9,400.
The numbers drawn were 15, 18, 20, 22.

No Winner, match 3 win €100:
Margaret P. Fallon (Joe Fallon)
Martin O'Rourke (James Curley).

Next weekend's jackpot will be €9,600 and the draw will take place in the Athlone Springs.
Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week. Enter online at

Clann na nGael Online


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