Clann na nGael GAA Club, Co. Roscommon

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Club Notes - 25/02/19

Underage Registration

Underage Registration will take place for U.6's up to Minor Boys and Girls on Friday 1st March 6pm - 9pm in Johnstown and on Sunday 3rd March from 10am - 12.30pm in the Athlone Springs Hotel. We invite new members to come along and get involved for 2019 as we look to build on a successful 2018.

U.16 League

Clann na nGael 3-4 1-10 Roscommon Gaels
Clann na nGael under-16 team came away with a share of the spoils after an exciting game against Roscommon Gaels at Lisnamult on Sunday morning last. Clann had the better of the exchanges in the first half and led by 4 points at half-time. The Roscommon town team fought back well in the second half and led by a point with five minutes to go. The Clann lads fought back well, however, to score the equalising point in the closing minutes.

Clann started well with an early goal from Conor O’Reilly and, although the Gaels came back with a goal of their own, the Johnstown lads went on to regain control, and two further goals from full-forward O’Reilly helped them to go in at the interval leading by 3-2 to 1-4.

Clann increased their lead with an early second-half point but will rue some missed chances to score further points at this stage. The Gaels took control midway through this half and scored some good points to take a slender lead. Clann fought back well, however, and a great point by Oisin O’Flaherty brought the equaliser just before the final whistle.

Clann will be grateful for a fine performance from Conor O’Reilly, who was a scoring threat all through. Others to give fine displays were Alan McManus, Thomas Lennon, Jason Mulvey, Conor Ryan and Oisin O’Flaherty. They will also be happy with the great fighting spirit from all of the team which ensured a draw when the match seemed to be going away from them. .

Team: Neil Hannon; Eoin Connaughton; Alan McManus; Shane Gavin; Owen Sumner; Thomas Lennon; Luke Gavin; Michael Harrington; Jason Mulvey (capt.);Adam Milton; Gary Mulvihill; Conor Ryan; Cian Ó Súilleabháin; Conor O’Reilly (3-02); Oisin O'Flaherty (0-01); Conor McManus; Rory Colgan.

U.14 League

Clann’s u14s got their league of to the perfect start with a comprehensive win over an under strength St Brigids side. The boys started the game in top gear and opened up an early points advantage. St Brigids came back into the game midway through the 1st half and this seemed to get the Clann boys going again and they finished out the half with a healthy lead. Clann emptied the bench in the second half and ran out comfortable winners. Clann’s backs were well marshalled by Gavin McManus. Sean Kelly our captain gave a very assured performance in goal. Evan Quinn and Eoghan Galvin excelled at midfield and all forwards got on the score sheet with Jack Macken and Ethan Hunter in great form. Brothers Conor and Tom Sheehan played some super football as did Kevin Jordan. An all-round impressive display from the squad. Next up is a division 4 fixture away to Kilmore.

Clann 2-14 3-04 Kilmore/Shannon Gaels/St. Ronans
The Clann U-14 Division 4 team started their league campaign last Saturday afternoon with an away fixture against the combined North Roscommon team of Kilmore/Shannon Gaels/St. Ronans. The game was played on a very well presented pitch in Kilmore on a bright but windy day.

The Clann lads opened nervously playing into the strong breeze and although they had some early chances, it was the North Roscommon lads that started better. After 10 minutes, they had scored a goal and two points. However, the Clann boys soon found their rhythm and the defence worked very hard to stop the Kilmore/Shannon Gaels/St. Ronans attacks. Clann’s midfield and forwards also got into their stride and started to chip away at the North Roscommon lads lead, scoring two points without reply. Clann continued to pile on the pressure, and found the back of the net, levelling the score. However, the Kilmore/Shannon Gaels/St. Ronans replied with a goal of their own followed by a point, putting it up to Clann. The Clann boys responded with three points of their own as the Clann defence and midfield battled hard to contain the opposition. At half time, Clann were one point down on a scoreline of 2-3 to 1-5.

Clann started the second half at breakneck speed. They scored two quick points to take the lead for the first time in the game, a lead they would not relinquish. With the benefit of the strong breeze, Clann was able to spread the play and bring the players on the wings into the action and most of the second half was played in the Kilmore/Shannon Gaels/St. Ronans half of the pitch. Clann scored a further three points and with a four point lead, the game looked like it was slipping away from the North Roscommon lads. However, they are a good team and they bravely battled up the field and scored a goal against the wind, bringing the margin down to the minimum again. The Clann boys responded with a point and a very well worked goal of their own to restore their lead. Clann tagged on a further three points for a single point in response and ran out as winners.

This was a very good start to the season for this young Clann team and was a good result against strong opposition.

Clann Team: O. Deehan, J. Doherty, C. Feeney, D. Gavin, B. Glennon, A. Hurley, J. Hurley, K. Jordan, A. Lennon, D. Martin, G. McManus, C. Moran, E. Naughton, D. O’Neill, C. Roche, J.Sumner.

Gaelic For Mothers & Others

Are you interested in keeping fit in a fun, non-competitive and social environment? The G4M&O's will be holding a registration and information evening on Thursday 28th February at 8.30pm in Johnstown.

New members are always welcome, so come along for weekly exercise in a fun way while meeting other mother's and other's in the area. No experience in Gaelic Football is required and we welcome all ages, sizes and abilities! If you want more information, please contact us at 0877740123.

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, 90's or 00's to present, please email or contact us via facebook.

Clann Lotto

The draw took place in Monaghan's on Sunday 24th February with a jackpot of €11,800.
The numbers drawn were 8, 9, 14, 23.

No Winner, match 3 wins €30:
Ann Halligan (Lil Shine), Eileen Finneran (Bernie Reilly), Oisin McLoughlin (Brendan McLoughlin), Shane Halligan (Brendan McLoughlin), Ollie Connaughton (Online), Henry McHeileny (Monaghans), Kathleen Fitzgerald (Baylough PO)

Next weekend's jackpot will be €12,000 and the draw will take place in Athlone Springs.
Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week. Enter online at

Clann na nGael Online


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