Championship DrawsThe draws for the Senior and Junior A Championships took place on Monday evening. Clann will defend the Fahey Cup in Group C of the Hodson Bay Senior Championship against Padraig Pearses, Western Gaels and Boyle.
Our Men's second team will face St. Ronan's, St. Michael's and Western Gaels B in the King & Moffat Junior A Championship.
U.14 Div.1Clann 2-04 Roscommon Gaels 0-10
Following a break of more than a month, the Clann U.14 Div.1 team continued their league campaign last Sunday Morning with an away fixture against Roscommon Gaels in Lisnamult. The game was played in near ideal conditions on a clear spring morning. Due to injuries and illness of a number of players, Clann arrived to the game with the bare 15 players. A number of younger players were drafted in to fill Clann’s depleted ranks.
The Clann lads opened brightly and scored first. However, Roscommon Gaels responded and scored a point of their own. In the first half, Clann played most of the game in the Gaels half but struggled to convert their dominance into scores. The Gaels lads defended well and Clann only managed to register another point in the half. The Clann defence was also performing well, with Seán Kelly pulling off some fine saves, and the Gaels tally was just four points at the break. leading Clann on a margin of 0-4 to 0-2.
The second half was much more intense, with both teams upping their efforts. Gaels started the half more brightly, popping over two further points. At this point, Clann had to dig deep and a huge effort by the experienced players and some great play by the younger lads saw Clann start to put some much better passages of play together. In a flowing passage of play from the back, Clann worked the ball up the field to Ethan Hunter, who buried the ball in the back of the net. Clann were back on even terms. With the Gaels rattled, Clann regained possession at midfield and pushed forward. The Gaels defenders were forced to concede a penalty, which Conor Sheehan converted with style. Even with this double blow, the Gaels lads did not give up and chipped away at the Clann lead, reducing Clann’s lead to the minimum. Clann scored a further point with another fine flowing passage of play, but the Gaels scored two late points to ensure the honours were shared on the day.
This was a fine performance by an understrength Clann team, they displayed great character in getting back into the game at a point when it looked like it was slipping away. The experience of playing and performing at this intensity level will be a great help to the younger lads as the season progresses.
Ladies UpdateClann 3-18 Western Gaels 0-8
The Clann na nGael Sheraton Athlone Hotel Senior ladies team took on Western Gaels on Monday 18th March. Despite a deluge of rain during the week the Johnstown pitch held up very well.
Clann started well and were 0-3 to 0-1 up after 8 minutes. The visitors settled And went 1 point up after twenty minutes. Clann upped their work rate and registered 1-5 before the break to lead by 7.
The Clann girls assumed control at the start of second and never let Western Gaels get back into the game. Any time the visitors attacked, the defense was water tight. Clann now have a break of 2 weeks before they play Kilglass Gaels.
Clann Panel: Eadaoin Lennon, Aine Connaughton, Kelley Colgan, Ide Grehan, Megan Kelly, Shauna Bannon, Emma Kildea, Ruth Finlass, Orla o Neill, Caoimhe Lennon, Sinead Farrell, Roise Lennon, Terese Lennon, Daniele Greasly, Meave Harney, Kara Earle, Caoimhe Galvin, Ellie Hewitt, Megan Colohan, Mia Macken, Anna Golden.
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.
The draw took place in The Mill on Sunday 24th March with a jackpot of €12,600.
The numbers drawn were 21, 25, 27, 28.
No Winner, match 3 wins €70:
Martina Morris (Ollie Colgan), Mary Duignan (PJ O'Brien), Eabha Gilhooley (Eileen Whelan).
Next weekend's jackpot will be €12,800 and the draw will take place in Connaughtons.
Thanks to everyone who supports Clann’s Lotto every week. Enter online at ClannGAA.ie/Lotto
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