Clann Book - Archive AppealThe 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, 90's or 00's to present, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us via facebook.
O'Rourke Cup FinalClann 1-10 1-09 Western Gaels
Our Matrix Bathrooms / Kennedy’s Supermacs sponsored Senior Men completed the League and Championship double against Western Gaels yesterday. As expected for a December fixture, it was a wet and windy afternoon in Frenchpark but a large contingent of Clann supporters made the long trip to cheer on the lads.
Clann started the first half with a strong breeze behind them and got the first score on the board with a well taken point from Emmet Kenny. The play was end to end in the opening exchanges but Clann were turning over plenty of Gaels attacks and working the ball well out of defence. The game was level at 2 points close to 20 minutes when a short kick-out was collected by Shane Pettit. Shane advanced up the pitch and fed Ultan Harney, who, after a well-played one-two with David Connaughton, broke through on goal and presented the ball on a plate to Ross Naughton who palmed into the empty net, putting Clann in the driving seat.
Further pointed frees from Donie Shine put Clann 1-05 to 0-04 up at half time.
Scores were hard to come by throughout the game, but Clann started the second half well with a quick free kick from Donie was popped over the bar by Emmet Kenny. This was followed by a period of dominance by the Gaels who caught Clann on the counter to break through for a goal and followed with a couple of points to bring the game level.
Darra Pettit went on one of his powering runs and, after couple of exchanges, picked up the ball again to send over a much needed point when the game was level. Gaels continued to respond and there really was nothing between the two sides in the second half. A further point from Ciaran Lennon was again cancelled out with minutes remaining until Clann won a free kick at a tight angle deep into injury time. Donie Shine, as he has done many times throughout the season, stepped up to put the winner over the bar and Clann held out for the full time whistle.
Winning the O’Rourke Cup completed a League and Championship double, doing so for the first time since 1993 and capping off an excellent season for our Senior men.
Clann: D. Finneran, D. Pettit, S. Flynn, D. Duff, R. Gavin, S. Pettit, D. Connaughton, G. Pettit, U. Harney, E. Kenny, C. Callinan, C. McManus, D. Shine, C. Lennon, R. Naughton. Subs used: D. Sumner, C. Shine, S. Henry.
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.
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.
Safeguarding Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness CourseA Safeguarding Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course will take place today (Monday 10th December) from 6.30pm to 9.30pm in the Athone Springs Hotel. Cost €15 - payable on the night.
Anyone wishing to book in can do so through Lorraine Fallon McGowan 086 3683331 Clann coaching Secretary.
All Coaches, Children’s Officers and Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) must first complete the 3 hour Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course, It is now compulsory for anyone working with children to have completed Safeguarding 1.
The draw took place in Athlone Springs on Sunday 9th December with a jackpot of €9,600.
The numbers drawn were 12, 18, 19, 28.
No Winner, match 3 wins €200:
Peadar Killian (Online)
Next weekend's jackpot will be €9,800 and the draw will take place in The Grove.
Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week. Enter online at ClannGAA.ie/Lotto
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